'Cougar Town' Star Busy Philipps Explains Why She Announced Her Pregnancy Over Twitter (VIDEO)

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Busy Philipps lives up to her name and then some on Twitter, offering photos, opinions and observations on a daily basis and allowing fans an intimate look at both her career and her life. But she surprised even longtime fans when she posted a photo of a pregnancy test on Dec. 10 confirming that she and husband Marc Silverstein are expecting their second child.

When asked why she chose to make the announcement herself, Philipps told Celebuzz that she did it in order to control the news rather than letting it get reported via gossip sites.

“It was leaked to someone that I was pregnant and they were going to put it online anyway,” she explained Wednesday following the SAG nominations at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “I was kind of upset about it, and [Marc] was like, ‘you know what? Eff them. Just tweet it, and then you put it out there and it is what it is’.”

Philipps credits her husband with a great sense of perspective on what she should – and perhaps shouldn’t – share via social media.

“People choose varying levels of access in their lives,” she said. “My husband is such a good barometer of what’s appropriate and what’s not.”

Even without Silverstein’s influence, however, Philipps had some strong opinions about what a parent should be doing when they decide to publicize the upbringing of their children.

“I try to be respectful of my kid, because she’s going to be a grown-up someday, and she doesn’t need someone google-searching her name and finding pictures of her poop that she took or whatever,” Philipps said.

“Or those people that tape their kids crying hysterically? You know they’re going to grow up right, and that information is accessible to their friends and people who will be mean to them in high school? I’m just giving you a warning, that’s all.”

Watch more of Philipps’ comments about her life on Twitter in the video above. Philipps talks about Cougar Town's future in the video below -- let us know if the comments if you want the show to come back for more! The 19th Annual SAG Awards will air live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 PM ET.

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