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While half of Hollywood is getting crazier, the other half is coming down to earth. Amidst incidents like Amanda Bynes telling Drake she wants him to "murder" her lady parts, we also have refreshing interviews with people like Fergie and Jessica Alba that reassure us Hollywood hasn't entirely lost its cumulative mind.
Take for instance Alba, who just released her first book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. The 31-year-old is setting up her self-help guide as being an alternative to Gwyneth Paltrow's advice, thanks to the fact that hers is more relatable.
"Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: Repurposing things and making things at home," Alba tells the New York Daily News. "I absolutely do these things. That’s why I wrote the book. There’s lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that are super easy."
Alba's book also includes parenting tips, so Fergie might want to pick up a copy. The newly pregnant Black Eyed Peas singer, 37, admitted recently to Good Morning America that she has no clue what to do now that she has a bun in the oven.
"I have no idea what I'm doing!" Fergie said of her first pregnancy. "I'm just going to play it by ear and see how things go, and let the natural instincts kick in."
Fortunately, she gets her hubby Josh Duhamel's stamp of approval, as he told E! News that she's "handling [her pregnancy] beautifully."
Need more proof that Hollywood isn't always out of touch with us normal folks? Remember Jonathan Taylor Thomas, former Home Improvement star? The 31-year-old was the hottie to watch in the 1990s, but he disappeared from the limelight to dedicate himself to his schooling soon after the show went off the air. He's recently resurfaced to make an appearance on Last Man Standing, the ABC sitcom starring his former onscreen dad, Tim Allen (see the pic below!), but tells People that he's never regretted leaving Tinseltown.
"I'd been going nonstop since I was 8 years old. I wanted to go to school, to travel and have a bit of a break," he says. "I never took the fame too seriously. It was a great period in my life, but it doesn't define me. When I think back on the time, I look at it with a wink. I focus on the good moments I had, not that I was on a lot of magazine covers."
Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan just received her sixth mugshot. Sigh.