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Ricki Lake’s New Celebrity Birth Series


Contact: Amy Slotnick

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Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Laila Ali, Melissa Joan Hart, Alyson Hannigan are among featured celebrities sharing personal birth stories as part of the series

Los Angeles, June 25, 2009–Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, the documentarians behind the critically-acclaimed film The Business of Being Born and authors of Your Best Birth, will exclusively preview clips of their new film on as a webisode series. This includes, never-before-seen interviews from celebrities Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Melissa Joan Hart, Alyson Hannigan, Laila Ali, Kellie Martin, Sarah Wayne Callies, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joely Fisher and others, discussing their personal birth experiences.

Cindy Crawford’s birth story began the series on July 8th and it will culminate with an online chat with Crawford herself answering people’s questions from July 27 to 31 on The other celebrity stories will immediately follow.

Cindy Crawford’s birth story websiodes can be viewed at:

The trailer for the webisode series can be viewed at or

For more information, please visit or contact Amy Slotnick at

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About Ricki Lake: Actress, producer, filmmaker and author Ricki Lake has reinvented herself at every stage of her 20 year career. Lake has gone from starring in the 80s classic Hairspray to hosting the long-running Ricki Lake talk show for 11 years—while continuing to star in feature films and appear in television projects. Lake has again evolved her career—this time to include birth advocate, documentarian and author with the recent releases of the critically-acclaimed film The Business of Being Born and pregnancy guide, Your Best Birth. Proving that her entertainment influence will always be multi-hyphenated, she presently hosts and executive produces the Vh1 hit series, Charm School with Ricki Lake.

About Abby Epstein: Director and Producer Abby Epstein helmed the acclaimed documentary The Business of Being Born, executive produced by Ricki Lake. The success of the film inspired Abby and Ricki’s recent book, Your Best Birth. Abby made her film directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary feature, Until the Violence Stops. On Broadway, Abby spent four years as the resident director of the musical RENT, overseeing the London premiere and two National Tours. She directed RENT in Mexico City, Barcelona and Madrid. Off Broadway, Abby directed over 100 celebrity actresses in The Vagina Monologues along with the National tour and premieres in Toronto and Mexico City.