Actress Eva Amurri Martino discovered she was pregnant after her expectant TV co-star Bianca Kajlich predicted she was already with child and encouraged her to take a test. The pair was filming new U.S. comedy Undateable earlier this year (14) when Kajlich used her "sixth sense" to alert Susan Sarandon's daughter to her suspicions.
Amurri Martino explains, "It was funny. We were doing the show Undateable and Bianca... was pregnant in real life at the time and she said, 'You know, I think that you're pregnant.' I said, 'My husband and I, we're trying to get pregnant', and she said, 'I don't think so... I really have this sixth sense pregnancy thing going on.'"
"So the next morning, really early before work, I took a test and I wasn't expecting it to be positive and I was just brushing my teeth and I looked over and screamed because it said 'pregnant'. I turned on the light and woke my husband up, and I was like, 'Look at this!'. He was like, 'This is not a funny joke'. I was like, 'No, it's really real!'"
Amurri Martino also couldn't wait to share the news with Kajlich when she returned to work: "She was the first person I told at work when we weren't telling anyone (before the 12 week mark) and I got to ask her every question and it was really fun. It was nice having a little pregnancy buddy."
Kajlich gave birth to baby Magnolia in April (14) with her second husband, Mike Catherwood. Amurri Martino's tot will be her first with husband Kyle Martino. The couple wed in 2011.
They Tried To Make Her Go To Rehab: And Lindsay Lohan will go go go, just not before shooting her guest stint on Charlie Sheen's FX comedy Anger Management. The permanently troubled actress was just sentenced to 90 days in rehab, but first she'll be allowed to shoot her previously booked guest spot — as a patient who romances Sheen — in April. Celebrities — just like us! [EW]
ABC Announces Summer Line-Up: They announced their spring finale schedule yesterday, so ABC satiated our need for constant entertainment today by releasing their summer schedule. Wipeout will return May 9, The Bachelorette May 20, new series Motive on May 21, Rookie Blue on May 23, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition on May 28, What Would You Do? on May 29, Mistresses on June 3, and Celebrity Wife Swap and Whodunnit? (another newbie) on June 23. [Via Release]
Emily Owens Returns: ... To another show. Mamie Gummer, a.k.a. Meryl Streep's daughter, just booked a role opposite Rainn Wilson on CBS' comedy pilot Backstrom. Gummer will play the female lead — Nicole Carlton, a police detective who is also a lesbian. [TVLine]
So Necessary: David Anders, who plays Dr. Frankenstein on ABC's Once Upon a Time (and the not-so-dearly departed Uncle John on The Vampire Diaries), has just booked a recurring guest role on USA's Necessary Roughness. He'll play Troy Cutler, the second-in-command to John Stamos' sports and talent agency honcho Connor. What a horifically unattractive group of people that show is hiring, let us take pity on those poor casting directors. [Via release]
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In documents obtained by TMZ.com, the World Cup hero has cited irreconcilable differences for the split.
The couple split in 2009 but there were hopes of a reunion earlier this year (10) when Donovan namechecked his estranged partner during an emotional World Cup TV interview.
Kajlich and Donovan were then spotted at a number of glitzy events and launches, but they refused to talk about the status of their marriage.
Donovan is seeking spousal support from the actress.
The couple wed in 2006.
The American sports star and the one-time Dawson's Creek actress quietly split last year (09) after just three years of marriage, but the estranged couple reconnected over Team U.S.A.'s soccer success in South Africa.
The sportsman confirmed he called Kajlich after scoring the goal that put his national side into the last 16 of the World Cup and blew Kajlich a kiss during a post-match TV interview.
And, at the ESPYs, they were very much a couple again.
The actress said, "We care a lot about each other."
But she made it clear, "We're still separated."
Donovan added to the confusion on the red carpet, adding, "We love each other very much."
The sportsman became the latest star caught up in a paternity scandal after a British woman alleged last month (Jun10) that he fathered her baby.
Donovan admitted it was a "possibility" he was the child's dad and insisted he would provide "appropriate support" if paternity was proved.
But the soccer player has now announced the child is not is, telling E! Online, "I know now that I will not be a dad any time soon, which is good news for me."
Donovan is currently estranged from his wife, actress Bianca Kajlich.
The goal scorer, who was booted out of the World Cup at the weekend after Ghana beat the U.S.A., hasn't denied rumours he's the father.
Speaking to SportsIllustrated.com, he says, "I was informed of the possibility during the World Cup, and, if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support. This is a private matter, and I will refrain from further comment at this time."
The scandal could wreck a rumoured reconciliation with estranged wife, actress Bianca Kajlich.
Donovan blew his wife a kiss during a post-game World Cup interview, prompting fans to speculate about the couple's relationship. The soccer star also called Kajlich immediately after Team U.S.A. beat Algeria to win a place in the final 16 of the South African tournament. He scored the goal that won the game.
Unfortunately, the penalty he scored against Ghana on Saturday (26Jun10) was not enough to keep the U.S. in the competition - they lost the game 2-1.
Donovan and the one-time Dawson's Creek star quietly split last year (09) after just three years of marriage, but the estranged couple has reconnected over Team U.S.A.'s soccer success in South Africa.
The sportsman has confirmed he called Kajlich after scoring the goal that puts his national side into the next round of the World Cup and now insists, "We are not officially divorced."
Of his phone chat with his estranged wife, Donovan revealed, "It was nice," and he blew Kajlich a kiss during a post-match TV interview.
And now a source tells People.com, "It would surprise no one if Landon and Bianca were back together very soon. They have remained in contact and are very close to one another.
"The fact that Landon wanted to share his special moment with her is very significant."
Fans of the Halloween horror franchise will undoubtedly be wondering how Michael Myers--who got decapitated at the end of 1998's Halloween: H2O by his sister Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis)--managed to replace his head. The chilling first 15 minutes of Halloween: Resurrection not only fills the audience in on the last seven sequels but it also explains how Michael managed to stay alive-and why he's out for revenge. Laurie is now in a sanitarium for the criminally insane and instead taking her medication she is stuffing the colorful capsules in an old Raggedy Ann doll. She must remain alert; she knows that Michael is coming back for her. Meanwhile six teenagers are selected to spend the night in Myers' childhood home. They will be equipped with cameras and their every move will be shown live on an Internet site in what producers Freddy (Busta Rhymes) and Nora (Tyra Banks) dub "dangertainment." Their goal is to try to find clues about Michael's past that could explain why he became a serial killer. They find several disturbing ones in the house including disfigured dolls and bizarre coloring books. Have producers planted the evidence to increase viewership--or is Michael Myers still living there?
One of the biggest drawbacks of Halloween: Resurrection is that it does not really have any leading roles. Busta Rhymes--who was awesome in Finding Forrester--plays the part of Freddy Harris the man who orchestrates the Web cast. His character could have been interesting had it been properly developed but we only catch a brief glimpse of him at the beginning and end of the film. He goes from being a shallow jerk to the film's protagonist yet the audience never really connects with him. The same can be said for Sara--played by Bianca Kajlich--one of the six teens. The film seems to focus on her character more than the other five but it's hard to relate to her and her predicament. The rest of teenagers are pretty lame: the men seem to spend the entire time thinking about sex while the woman either lob back smarty-pants remarks or flash their breasts. In a small role as Freddy's partner in the Internet venture Tyra Banks spends most of her screen time making cappuccinos and dancing around oblivious to the carnage. Jamie Lee Curtis the mother of the Halloween franchise proves to be the best performer here disturbingly reminiscent of the character she portrayed more than 20 years ago.
Director Rick Rosenthal is no stranger to Halloween; he helmed the first sequel in 1981. In fact the first 15 minutes of Resurrection is almost an homage to Halloween II: Laurie is in a psychiatric hospital again night-shift guards are slaughtered and Michael closes in on his prey. The halls are dark damp and eerie--without a fluorescent lamp in sight. Up to this point the film has that creepy John Carpenter feel to it helped in part by the original Halloween score. But once we move on to Resurrection's storyline involving the six teens holed up in Michael's childhood home the film takes on a tinsel quality made even worse by the shaky and grainy shots mimicking on the kids' portable cameras. There is not an intelligent line of dialogue muttered in the film and we are forced to listen to the six moronic teens screeching and doing dumb things that inspire spoof flicks like Scary Movie. For example the heroine at one point actually runs back into the house after she has spent half the film trying to get out.