Actress Jaime King struggled to become a mother for five years before she successfully gave birth to her son last year (13). The Hart of Dixie star and husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child James in October (13) and King has now revealed she suffered from conditions including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, which meant she struggled to have a baby for nearly five years.
She endured five miscarriages and five rounds of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) before she finally had a child, but even then, her problems were far from over.
King revealed her health woes on Instagram.com on Friday (25Jul14) to assure other women struggling with infertility that they are not alone, writing, "8 yrs of pain & undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis. 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF... most with no outcome, 4-1/2 years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labour, early delivery b/c (because) of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues... uncontrollable crying while breastfeeding, worked until the day before I have birth and went back after 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down."
Actress Jaime King has shared an intimate picture of herself nursing her young son in a bid to dispel taboos surrounding breastfeeding. The Bulletproof Monk star and husband Kyle Newman welcomed their son James Knight in October (13) and on Monday (09Jun14), the actress shared a personal snap with her online followers.
The Instagram.com picture shows King lying on a bed with her dog while the baby breastfeeds, with the caption, "James Knight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for."
The actress insists breastfeeding should not be a taboo subject, and also backs mothers' rights to use bottles instead, adding, "Breastfeeding should not be taboo - and bottle feeding should not be judged - it's ALL fun for the whole family."
Australian pop star-turned-TV personality Dannii Minogue has fuelled rumours she is pregnant with her second child after playing coy about the reports during a radio interview on Wednesday (09Apr14). The All I Wanna Do hitmaker recently gushed about her new romance with music producer Adrian Newman, who she went public with in January (14), and they have hit headlines again amid baby speculation.
Minogue was quizzed about the claims during an appearance on the Kyle & Jackie O Show Down Under, and failed to put the gossip to rest by neither confirming nor denying the rumours.
Asked by presenter Kyle Sandilands if the reports were true, she responded, "Only you would ask that, wouldn't you? If I was I wouldn't be able to say and if I'm not, are you saying I'm fat?"
Sandilands and his co-host Jackie 'Jackie O' Henderson played down the suggestion, insisting she looked "amazing", and Minogue subsequently claimed the extra pounds could be the result of "stuffing down some hot-cross buns in preparation for Easter".
If the pregnancy rumours are true, the tot will be a sibling for Minogue's three-year-old son Ethan with her ex-boyfriend Kris Smith. The couple split in 2012.
Spider-Man 3 star Topher Grace swung into action when his pal Jaime King announced she was about the become a mum - and agreed to serve as her surrogate husband in the delivery room. King's director husband Kyle Newman was on location when the actress went into labour, and she had to call on friends Grace and singer Lana Del Rey to help her through childbirth.
The Sin City star tells People.com, "I was in labour for 26 hours and Topher was my surrogate husband... and Lana's, like, my sister; one of my best friends.
"They were seeing things you would never imagine friends would ever, ever, ever see. We turned it in to a slumber party - they slept on couches and chairs next to my hospital bed.
"Topher was really amazing. He was like, 'OK, doctor, what are our options here? What is an epidural? What does it do? What’s the next step?'"
His efforts landed him a godfather role to five-month-old James Knight, whose godmother is King's Sin City co-star Jessica Alba.
She adds, "Jessica has always been a symbol of the perfect balance of motherhood and work. She’s so extraordinary and ordinary at the same time. We’ve been friends for such a long time that I knew if I ever needed anything for my son, she would mother my child the way she takes care of her own - and so would Topher."
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Movie stars Jessica Alba and Topher Grace have landed new roles as godparents to Jaime King's son. The Hart of Dixie actress gave birth to James Knight in October (13) and the stars gathered on Thursday (20Feb14) to celebrate at a special blessing ceremony held in his honour.
King shared the news with fans by publishing an Instagram.com picture of herself posing with her husband Kyle Newman, as well as Spider-Man 3 star Grace and Alba, who was holding her four-month-old godson.
In the accompanying caption, the new mum added, "Life is a constant gift. Our baby blessing this evening for our son James Knight Newman with our beloved godparents Topher Grace and Jessica Alba with daddy Kyle Newman - we love you!"
Actress Teresa Palmer celebrated the impending birth of her first child by hosting a star-studded baby shower on Sunday (15Dec13). The Warm Bodies star is expecting a tot with fiance Mark Webber and she marked the happy occasion at Los Angeles' Red O Restaurant with famous friends including Jaime King and her filmmaker husband, Kyle Newman, and fellow actress Bella Heathcote.
After the party, the mother-to-be took to Twitter.com to express her gratitude to her pals for such a "beautiful day".
Palmer and Webber became engaged in July (13) and announced their baby news in August (13).
Actress Jaime King has become a first-time mother after giving birth over the weekend (04-06Oct13). The Bulletproof Of Monk star's filmmaker husband Kyle Newman broke the news by posting a picture of the baby's hand on his Instagram.com page.
In a post alongside the snap, Newman writes, "Nice to meet you! FATHER I'M A DAD BABY TIME Jaime King is doing amazing! The most incredible feeling."
The baby's gender had not been revealed as WENN went to press.
Expectant actress Jaime King marked the impending arrival of her first child by throwing a Star Wars-themed baby shower on Saturday (17Aug13). Hollywood stars Selma Blair and Jessica Alba were in attendance, as were King's Hart of Dixie co-stars Rachel Bilson and Wilson Bethel, as well as fellow mother-to-be Teresa Palmer and her fiance Mark Webber.
King's husband Kyle Newman tweeted a picture of the couple's Star Wars cake, which featured the caption "May the force be with baby Newman," and depicted the parents-to-be as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
After the bash, held at Soho House in Los Angeles, King took to her Twitter.com page to share snaps of her smiling guests, writing, "Best baby shower ever! Thanks to all."
Pregnant actress Jaime King and Glee actor Chris Colfer were among the stars who gathered at George Lucas' California ranch on Tuesday (09Jul13) to kick-off a charity relay race. The Sin City beauty and her husband Kyle Newman wore Star Wars inspired T-shirts for the Course of the Force run, while Colfer completed his dash with a Chewbacca-style puppet strapped to his back.
Model/TV star Adrianne Curry and actor Alexis Denisof also took part in the first day of the 500-mile (804-kilometre) run, which is staged to celebrate the sci-fi franchise ahead of San Diego's annual Comic-Con International convention and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organisation which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
In a post on his Twitter.com page after the run, Colfer told fans, "So excited to have been a part of the Course Of The Force relay for the Make-A-Wish Foundation!"