Lorraine Kelly bursts into tears after daughter Rosie surprises her with Mother’s Day message from Laos

LORRAINE Kelly burst into tears on today's show after receiving a Mother's Day message from her daughter. The telly favourite teared up as she got the video from Rosie, who is currently working in Singapore but appeared to be enjoying a holiday in Laos. Rosie, 23, said: "Happy Mother's Day mum, sending you lots of love from Laos. "I hope Angus gives you lots of cuddles, mwah." Lorraine cried: "That’s so nice! How did you get her to do that?" "Oh, I’ve gone completely. It was just seeing her wee face, that was so nice. I miss her!" The show's stylist Mark Heyes had to reach across and hold her hand as she cried. Just before the video message from Rosie, Mark had surprised Lorraine with pyjamas printed with pictures of her beloved dog Angus. Opening a box, Lorraine laughed: "No, no, it’s too good! That is so cute. "That is my son, obviously. Did he order it by himself? That’s not in any way bonkers, I love that so much.” Most Read in TV & ShowbizSOAR POINT EastEnders' Sid Owen thrown off flight in seat row as passenger shouts 'Rickaay' 'total fake' Married At First Sight fans accuse Ben of using Steph for fame NEW LIFELINE? Who Wants to be a Millionaire back with Clarkson as host – and a twist DIE-HARDY FAN Cheryl swoons over hunk Tom Hardy as Liam says he'd give her up for a burger SHUN DIRECTION Cheryl blanks boyfriend Liam Payne after his awkward burger joke falls flat all over Married At First Sight's Harriet & Richard DIVORCE as Steph & Ben stay together Lorraine was so emotional she was unable to read her next link, leaving Mark to do it on her behalf. Taking a deep breath, Lorraine finally composed herself and was able to continue with the show. Earlier in the week, the star had taken a day off as she was too sick to present her programme. Kate Garraway had to step in for her at short notice, before she was able to return the next day. Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Continue Reading

Send us your special Mother’s Day messages and we’ll publish the best

DON'T forget it's Mother's Day this Sunday, March 11. Struggling to think of a sweet gesture? What could say 'I love you' more than seeing a Valentine's Day message from you in ​this​ week's Sun on Sunday? Send yours in ​to the ​[email protected]​ and we will publish the best. MOST READ IN FABULOUSS-WIN-GERS Swinger couple whose exes ran off together say it's best thing that happened OH, BABY! Stunned mum had a surprise baby despite having a flat stomach and regular periods frocky horror show Are these the worst red carpet wardrobe malfunctions ever? I'm offended! Selfish, lazy victims: Why I HATE being part of Generation Z EXPLICIT EPILATION What's the best way to shave your pubic hair? Porn star reveals all FROCK HORROR The most memorably AWFUL Oscar gowns of all time Need more Mother's Day inspo? Here are some great gifts and presents to spoil mum – from £3.29 to £85. And Lush has launched a 15-piece Mother's Day collection costing from £3.95 - and this video shows the magical way they're made. Five Mother's Day gifts under £5 at B&M Continue Reading

Grieving mother spreads message of hope

Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By James Sullivan Globe Correspondent  February 16, 2018 The Angel of Hope statue at Woburn’s Horn Pond was dedicated in May 2016. A few weeks later, Kate Genovese and her son, Christopher, stopped to look at the memorial while they were taking a walk around the pond. “I never want to see your name here,” Genovese told her son.The Angel of Hope is one of at least 100 such statues placed around the country, dedicated to the memory of children who predecease their parents. The statues are surrounded by inlaid bricks engraved with names of those who died too young. Advertisement One week after their walk, 30-year-old Christopher was dead of a drug overdose. Get Today's Headlines in your inbox: The day's top stories delivered every morning Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Kate Genovese, 66, a registered nurse and reiki master, has been writing books about difficult subjects for years. After Chris’s death, she was determined to write the hardest one yet, both to honor her son’s life and reach out to other families affected by the scourge of opioid addiction. She’ll read from “Hat Tricks from Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction,” at Book Ends in Winchester on Sunday, Feb. 25. At first Genovese’s husband, Gary, didn’t believe she’d go through with writing the book. But he knew she needed to process the loss of their son. So they started a routine: Each night when he got home in Woburn — Gary works for the Lexington Department of Public Works — he’d cook dinner while she typed, from 5 to 8. Eventually, Gary realized Kate wasn’t stopping. “He said, ‘You’re really doing this, aren’t you?’” she recalled, nursing an afternoon cup of coffee in a Lexington cafe. Continue Reading

A Mother’s Day Message From Trayvon Martin’s Mother

Trayvon Martin was senselessly murdered this year, a victim of gun violence and the widely criticized “ Stand Your Ground” laws that likely emboldened the teenager’s killer. In the wake of her tragedy, Martin’s mother is standing up in hopes of preventing what happened to her child from ever happening again. Watch the video, heed her call, sign her card, and then add your name to this national petition demanding that all Stand Your Ground laws be repealed. (Thanks to Ilyse Hogue for alerting me to the powerful video.) Continue Reading

A Peaceful Mother’s Day

How many of us have spent the run-up to Mother’s Day debating whether to choose the fattening chocolate, or maybe just a card, or the flowers that will die versus the plant that will live? And feeling uneasy, somehow knowing we are being “sold” something, we still give in to the guilt and consumer pressure, because we all have our mother issues! I was surprised to learn that when poet and social activist Julia Ward Howe, sickened by the carnage of the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, wrote the official Mother’s Day proclamation in 1870, she called on the women of the world to unite for peace. Her “Mother’s Day Proclamation” planted the seed for what would eventually become a national holiday. When we at Brave New Foundation contemplated those stirring words–largely forgotten in today’s consumer culture–it became clear that the time was right to put together a piece highlighting Julia Ward Howe’s original Mother’s Day proclamation–and inspire people to do something really meaningful on Mother’s Day to promote peace and heal the victims of war. Once we got started, the project came together quickly. Reaching out to some of the wonderful activists in Los Angeles, women who could bring the stirring proclamation to life, we were extremely fortunate to have mothers–Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman, Christine Lahti, Alfre Woodward, author Fatma Saleh and Ashraf Salimian–who agreed to donate their time and talents to give voice to Julia Ward Howe’s stirring words. Gloria Steinem, who happened to be visiting our offices recently to brainstorm about ways to use the short-form video, added historical perspective about Julia Ward Howe and the pacifist roots of Mother’s Day. It was important to us, in making this video, to provide a concrete and creative action for our audience, so we went in search of an organization that was doing work with victims of the Continue Reading

‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there’: Florida prosecutor sparks outrage over rude Facebook rants

A Florida prosecutor said a controversial message he posted to his Facebook account wishing “all the crack hoes” a happy Mother’s Day was just his way of inspiring women to make better choices. But Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis’ rude comment was just the latest in a series of hate-fueled rants — including supportive messages to the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — that have sparked outrage throughout Orange County. “Happy Mothers day (sic) to all the crack hoes out there,” the May 11 post read, according to WKMG-TV. “It’s never too late to tie your tubes, clean up your life and make a difference to someone out there that deserves a better life.” The note came just weeks after the apparent bigot posted an attack on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. “Reason enough why no country should ever engage in the practice of Affirmative Action again,” read the caption above a picture of Sotomayor posted to Lewis’ account. “This could be the result. Where would she be if she didn’t hit the quote lottery? Here’s a hint: ‘Would you like to supersize that sir?’” A string of other comments posted to his page, some dating back more than a year ago, included criticism of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. He even argued at one point that a 19-year-old arrested breaking into someone’s home should have been shot in the head and “executed on the spot.” Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton said knew of Lewis’ comments on his personal profile page, but it didn’t appear his office — which has no policy governing social media use — would do anything about it. “I have been made aware of certain statements attributed to Assistant State Attorney Continue Reading

Osi Umenyiora apologizes for the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ tweet the NY Giants DE directed at Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy

Osi Umenyiora has apologized for offending women with his "Happy Mother's Day" tweet to Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. The Giants defensive end delivered that apology via Twitter on Thursday morning, apparently from overseas. It was a response to an article on ESPN's website that was critical of the way he insulted his rival by calling him a woman. "Replace 'woman" with race, religion or sexual orientation and the reaction would be far different," wrote ESPN's Sarah Spain. "Just imagine the response from media and fans if Umenyiora had tweeted McCoy 'Happy Gay Pride Day.'" Said Umenyiora: "@SarahSpain is absolutely correct in her article. I wasnt thinking about it from that perspective. I apologize to any woman offended. It won't happen again." Umenyiora - who said on Twitter that he is currently in Germany, which is why he missed the Giants' Super Bowl ring ceremony on Wednesday night - has insulted McCoy several times in the past year by referring to him as a woman. After McCoy used Twitter last spring to call Umenyiora "Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly," Umenyiora responded by calling McCoy "Lady Gaga," a "little girl" and "a woman." Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy | Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News Then on Sunday, he surprised everyone by Tweeting an unprompted message to McCoy that said "Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!" One person on Twitter responded to Umenyiora's apology and told him it was "unfortunate" that people can't just make a joke these days. Umenyiora, to his credit, didn't use his attempt at humor as an excuse. "You have to look at things from other people's perspective sometimes," he responded. "A joke to me and you might actually offend others." Spain, via Twitter, told Umenyiora it was "so fantastic of you to actually read the piece and really think about the issue." Responded Umenyiora: "I always try and look at things from someone else's perspective when it's Continue Reading

A Mother’s Day message

Letter to the editor: Kind and thoughtful words are usually spoken only after a person passes. Mothers, all too often, never get to hear those kind words or the expression of love and appreciation someone has for them. After a person is gone, it’s too late to let them know of the impact they have had on your life or of the love you have for them in your heart.My mother was born in 1919 and died in 2011. The hands of her clock stopped turning, and she finally found the much deserved rest from her toils and the promised peace for her soul. If there was ever a woman who deserved to be cuddled into God’s warm embrace, it was her.I never told her all the things I’m sure she would have liked to have heard. Time goes by way too fast, and we often get so caught up in ourselves that we don’t acknowledge the most important people.Don’t let time take control of the unspoken words. Say the words in your heart while that person can still hear them.I long for the opportunity to put my arms around my mother again and say: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!Walter Reynolds; Pace, Fla. Comments are edited for clarity and grammar:My mother annoys me more and more as we both age, but I know I’ll miss these moments after she’s gone. — Ali Elner RomeroMy mother is long gone, but I miss her view of life everyday. — Marybeth Ulsaker Continue Reading

Calling all kids: Send the Daily News your Mother’s Day wishes!

Mother's Day is less than three weeks away, and we’re calling on our younger readers to pay special tribute to the most important woman in their lives.The Daily News wants kids age 11 and under to send us their colorful drawings together with a loving message for Mom. We’ll publish the best selection on the big day itself in our May 10 edition.Teachers are encouraged to send entries from each of their students. Keep to one page the drawing and brief message about why you love your mom. Write your name, age, home address, home phone number and school on the back. Teachers, please also enclose your contact details on the back. Send entries to: MOM’S DAY MESSAGES, c/o Jane Ridley,N.Y. Daily News,New York, NY 10001Last date for submissions is Wednesday, April 29. We cannot return entries. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Kylie Jenner posts Mother’s Day message to Khloe Kardashian instead of Kris; Kim receives thousands of roses

Kylie Jenner took this Mother's Day to thank the woman who apparently raised her and has always been a mother to her: Khloe Kardashian. The youngest "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star posted a photo collage on her Instagram with a sweet message, but one person was missing note: her actual mother, Kris Jenner. "Thank you for being you & being another mother figure to me my whole life and doing the same for our nieces and nephews," she captioned the photo of her and Khloe. "Whoever, one day, gets to have you for a mom will be the luckiest in the world." The pic also included the quote, "Don't forget about your first daughter when you decide to start your own family." This isn't the first time the 17-year-old star has thrown jabs at her mother, Kris. "Khloe is more of a mom to me than my mom is sometimes," she told UK's Grazia magazine. "My mom is all about being friends." This season on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," the family momager has admitted that she has had difficulty connecting with her youngest child. Kylie hasn't forgotten about her mother completely this year, though. Along with her sister Kendall, she sent Kris a slew of gifts including a balloon statue, which she shared on Instagram with a short note. And for her part, despite some possible problems on the home front, Kim Kardashian seemed to be enjoying her Mother's Day, although she had to spend it away from her daughter, North, while on her book tour in Brazil. Kanye West has been known to shower his celeb wife with extravagant presents including walls of roses, but this time he might have outdone himself. The reality star took to Instagram to share a photo of the thousands of white roses the rapper had sent to her hotel room. "My amazing thoughtful husband had the sweetest note w a couple thousand roses covering my suite for Mothers Day," she wrote with the photo of vases of flowers covering Continue Reading