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Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie Is Pregnant Again

With the world abuzz of the news of his second pregnancy, Thomas Beatie tells the definitive story of his first pregnancy this Tuesday on Discovery Health. Discovery Health presents the only documentary featuring professional footage of Thomas and his wife, Nancy, through the final weeks of his first pregnancy, the landmark birth of their first child and their eventual return home. PREGNANT MAN premieres Tuesday, November 18, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Discovery Health. In addition, an encore presentation of PREGNANT MAN will air the following day, Wednesday, November 19, at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

PREGNANT MAN provides the only all-access look inside the everyday household of America’s most unconventionally conventional family. Originally born female, Thomas, 34, underwent multiple medical treatments to biologically, socially and legally re-identify as a man. After marrying, the couple decided to start a family, but Nancy was unable to have children. Faced with this reality, Thomas made the unprecedented decision to suspend his testosterone treatments in hopes of becoming pregnant. Following successful artificial insemination, he gave birth to a healthy baby girl in June 2008.
Since announcing Thomas’ pregnancy on national television, the Beaties have become a worldwide media obsession. Seeking to satisfy an insatiable public curiosity, journalists from countless countries have requested interviews and pictures of the family. The Beaties have ignited nonstop conversation and interest among everyday people from all walks of life — some extremely supportive of the family, and others outraged at what they interpret as disregard for familial and societal norms.
In PREGNANT MAN, Thomas and Nancy welcome viewers into their idyllic suburban world in scenic Bend, Ore. Before Thomas’ pregnancy, the Beaties looked and acted just like any other married couple in the neighborhood — but once the world learned of Thomas’ news, their charming Pacific Northwest town became the center of a global media storm. Constantly pursued by the press, Thomas and Nancy are barely able to leave their house to go to work each morning. Meanwhile, their neighbors are left to ponder the couple next door that is both drastically different yet strikingly similar to them. PREGNANT MAN is an engrossing examination of family, gender and tolerance in America today.

November 13, 2008 Posted by | Entertaintment, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

Man Circumcises Sons With Utility Knife

Investigators say a man has been charged with child abuse in Caldwell County for circumcising his two infant sons with a utility knife.

Johnny Eric Marlowe, 32, pleaded no contest to more than a dozen counts of child neglect and one count of assaulting his wife. “I’d rather just take the maximum and let it go,” Marlowe said to the judge, reports CBS News affiliate WBTV in Charlotte.

Authorities said Marlowe fathered children with his legal wife and another woman who lives in their home. One gave birth to a boy at their home in the rural Kings Creek community in November 2005, and the other gave birth to a boy there four months later.

The Associated Press reported that Marlowe had a total of 11 children with the two women, but WBTV reports that he is actually the father of 12.

Marlowe’s wife, Amber, tried to tell the judge that her husband was married to another women at the same time and they all lived together in a very small house, the station reports.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Detective Shelly Hartley said Marlowe denied the women prenatal care in both cases and circumcised the boys when they were 8 days old.

Police reports indicate that Marlowe used a utility knife and one of the boys bled extensively, reports WBTV.

Marlowe said in 2004, doctors at a Pennsylvania hospital tried to force Amber to have a C-section, which Marlowe opposed, the station reports.

The doctors even went to court to try and get legal guardianship of Marlowe’s unborn daughter.

The story made national news, but Marlowe won the case. Amber gave birth without complications at another hospital.

Marlowe later moved to Gaston County and is serving a 150-day jail sentence there on charges of resisting a public officer, assault on a female and multiple counts of child neglect.

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Short Bio of Tatum O’Neal

Tatum Beatrice O’Neal (born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. She remains the youngest actor, at the age of 10, to win a contended Oscar.

atum O’Neal was born into the motion picture family of actor Ryan O’Neal and actress Joanna Cook Moore. Her brother, Griffin, was born in 1964. In 1967, her parents divorced. Her father married actress Leigh Taylor-Young, a marriage which produced her half-brother, Patrick. She also has another half-brother, Redmond, from Ryan O’Neal’s relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. Tatum’s mother died in 1997 of lung cancer at age 63, after a career in which she had appeared in such movies as Touch of Evil.

In 1974, Tatum O’Neal became the youngest person ever to win a contended Academy Award, a record that still stands as of 2008. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year – Actress for her performance in Paper Moon. O’Neal played the role of Addie Loggins, a child con artist being tutored by a Depression-era grifter played by her father, Ryan. She was 10 years old at the time she won the award.

Other movies in which O’Neal appeared include The Bad News Bears, Nickelodeon, International Velvet, and Little Darlings. She appeared as the title character in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Her acting career took a backseat to her marriage to John McEnroe, the professional tennis player, for many years, but in 2005 she began a recurring role as Maggie Gavin on the firehouse drama series Rescue Me, portraying the unbalanced and lively sister of Tommy Gavin, played by Denis Leary. O’Neal’s character is married to a firefighter in her brother’s firehouse.

In January 2006, she participated in the second season of ABC’s reality series Dancing with the Stars but was eliminated in the second round. She went on to do commentary for the series on Entertainment Tonight.

From 2006 to early 2007, Tatum starred as the vindictive and psychotic Blythe Hunter in the My Network TV prime-time drama Wicked Wicked Games. She appears opposite Nashawn Kearse and Vanessa L. Williams in the Liberty Artists feature film My Brother (2007).

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