In due time, Alec Baldwin, 53, will conquer all worlds. Film, television, politics. And now, marriage ... again. The celebrated 30 Rock star and air travel delayer is now officially engaged to his girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, 28.
“Yes, it’s true!" Baldwin's rep tells Hollywood.com. "Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we're all excited for the newly engaged couple. Alec’s birthday is tomorrow—great way to celebrate!” In January of 2012, Baldwin professed his desire to have more children (he already has a 17-year-old daughter named Ireland from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger), something that likely provoked the pair's decision to wed. And while his NBC sitcom 30 Rock is known for its "art imitating life" philosophy of deriving story lines from its cast members' actual lives, his engagement seems to be an example of the reverse (in the the fifth season, Baldwin's character married a much younger Elizabeth Banks and had a baby girl). Let's just hope that the future Mrs. Baldwin isn't planning on any trips to North Korea anytime soon... Thomas was born in Mallorca, Spain, and is a co-owner of and instructor at the Yoga Viga studio in New York City. Like Baldwin, she is a graduate of New York University — but, this will be her first marriage. Congrats to Baldwin and Thomas on this joyous announcement! More Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin Join Ryan Murphy's Normal Heart Alec Baldwin Will Return to '30 Rock' If It Gets a 7th Season Alec Baldwin Apologizes to Himself on Behalf of American Airlines on 'SNL'
Channing Tatum’s looks have come in quite handy for him. In addition to making ends meet — and getting some interesting life experience — as a stripper in his younger years, Tatum has played eye candy in a handful of Hollywood movies, including the Step Up films, Dear John and The Vow. But there is a very important piece of information that stands out about Tatum in 21 Jump Street: he is hilarious!
On and off-screen, Tatum has proven to be a viable source of comedy (and if you don't believe it, just ask Rob Riggle). As you can see in this clip from the movie, Tatum more than keeps up with experienced comedian Jonah Hill. You can also check out Hollywood.com's report of the visit to the 21 Jump Street set, complete with hilarious interviews with Tatum and Hill.
Tatum isn't the only good-looking star who also turned out to hold his own in the humor department. Here are seven others who impress both in terms of physical appeal and comic timing. Megan Fox Megan Fox’s most renowned acting work has been Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, so you wouldn’t really expect that she’s especially adept in the art of comedy. But as our movies editor Matt Patches pointed out, Fox has a lot of prominent comical works on her resume, including the upcoming Friends with Kids and The Dictator, in which Fox plays a fictionalized (and apparently amoral) version of herself. Colin Farrell Colin Farrell’s leading man physique has served him well in action pics and thrillers. But last summer Farrell took an unexpected humorous role in Horrible Bosses, the screwball comedy in which he played the seedy, lecherous boss of Jason Sudeikis’ character. Farrell was easily one of the best parts of the movie, throwing himself no-holds-barred into a hilarious nut job character. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman continues to take on sophisticated dramas, and probably always will. But throughout her career, Portman has peppered a few comedy roles. But Portman’s greatest gift to the world of humor was her Saturday Night Live rap, which was one of the first examples of the actress’ determined versatility. Charlize Theron The beautiful Charlize Theron has been balancing comedy and drama throughout her career. It was not until her stint on the acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development that people took note of just how adept Theron was at delivering laughter. Although her penchant for the dramatic seems to outweigh the alternative as far as the bulk of her movie roles go, Theron's greatest role to date might well be Young Adult, a comedy character piece that she brought to shocking levels of hilarity and profundity. Justin Timberlake Another member of the list whose comic triumphs can be attributed to Saturday Night Live collaborations is Justin Timberlake. The adored former music artist has teamed up with SNL star Andy Samberg on several different occasions to create some of the variety show’s most memorable musical skits in recent years. Plus, Timberlake’s hosting (and surprise) spots on the show always prove to be among the best episodes. Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper might be the only person on this list who actually has legal documentation that he is, in fact, sexy — although there isn't really much contention regarding any of the individuals at hand. The funny thing about Cooper: he was actually funny before everyone knew he was sexy. Cooper's early film roles, like Wet Hot American Summer and Wedding Crashers, gave us some of the actor's most riotous performances. But the public's new appreciation for his jawline hasn't robbed Cooper of his love for laughter. He's got another Hangover movie in the works, and is set to star in David O. Russell's comedy The Silver Linings Playbook. Salma Hayek Granted, it's hard not to be funny on 30 Rock. But it's easy not to be hilarious. During her stint as Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) devout Catholic girlfriend through the NBC sitcom's third season, Hayek not only kept up with the near impossible timing of the show's rapid fire cast, but stole more than her share of scenes.
When he isn't busy creating and running some of television's biggest series, including Glee and Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy occasionally dabbles in film directing. Murphy's feature-film debut, the new-age Julia Roberts travelogue Eat Pray Love, may have earned heaps of scorn from critics, but that didn't quell his interest in the craft. He's currently in the midst of his sophomore effort, A Normal Heart, starring Roberts and Alec Baldwin. And his next project, the musical comedy One Hit Wonders, is drawing some pretty big names, not to mention a rather large paycheck from a major studio.
Deadline.com reports that Murphy is nearing a "seven-figure preemptive deal" with Sony to produce, direct, and co-write (along with Glee chums Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan) One Hit Wonders, which will star Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, and Reese Witherspoon as "three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain." Sounds a bit like Wilson-Phillips, no?
According to Deadline, SNL's Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts have been enlisted to pen songs for the film. Beyonce's apparently attached to the project as well, though it's unclear at this point what her role will be. Perhaps she'll by supplying the jelly.
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Amanda Seyfried loves dead animals. Let's just get that right out in the open. The Gone star is a huge aficionado of taxidermy. She's got dead horses, dead birds, dead butterflies—and how you stuff a butterfly is beyond me. But there's one thing that she doesn't have: a raccoon with a jetpack. That is, she didn't have one, until her fateful visit with Conan O'Brien last night. And the amount of excitement she got over this...it kind of makes Kristen Bell's sloth incident seem a whole lot less weird.
Alec Baldwin is off sugar. Let that be known, America (and Italy). Ordinarily, hearing a celebrity's new, trendy dietary restrictions would be boring. But somehow, the debonair master of the screens large and small that is Mr. Baldwin spins the tale of getting off sugar (and explaining to Letterman what an allergy is) is as engrossing as his hair is beautiful.
Tyler Perry has accomplished many things. But his most recent achievement: he has managed to overpower the intergalactic deity that is Oprah. Apparently, Oprah has a rule about not flying on small planes, out of fear of something going wrong. But Perry convinced Oprah to take a ride on his one-pilot, one-engine plane...on which, as you can see in the below clip, she began praying out of fear. So who exactly does a godlike icon pray to?
Before his acting and comedy days, Rob Riggle was a military man. And before his duty with the marines, Rob Riggle was kind of a reckless kid. Riggle's dad had one rule: no motorcycles. So, Riggle compensated for this by engaging in a drag race...on the very first day he got his license. And, of course, the race did not end well. And just as this is the first America is hearing of the story, it is the first Riggle's dad, present in the audience, is hearing the true version, too.
The film career of troubled actor-director Mel Gibson reached a new nadir today with news that his latest movie, Get the Gringo (formerly known by the less kitschy title How I Spent My Summer Vacation), will bypass theaters entirely and premiere on DirecTV. According to TheWrap, Gibson's film, in which he plays an American criminal who lands in a Mexican prison after a dust-up on the border, will be available exclusively to DirecTV subscribers starting May 1, providing they pony up $10.99 to watch it on demand. Outside the U.S., Get the Gringo will get a theatrical release in select countries whose consumers have far lower standards.
Gibson and DirecTV will no doubt try to spin the move as an innovative twist on traditional distribution strategy, but the decision to release a film straight to video is rarely an indicator of quality, and is traditionally reserved for low-budget projects starring the likes of Billy Zane or Stephen Baldwin. It certainly won't go far in helping Gibson recoup the losses from his recent blockbuster divorce.
At long last, they come face to face. It seems as though the Roberts Rivalry has been going on for decades. In reality, though, the Roberts themselves have barely been going on for decades. I'm of course referring to Emma Roberts, American star of films like It's Kind of a Funny Story and The Art of Getting By, and Craig Roberts, a Welsh newcomer to the big screen, who won audiences with his starring role in last year's Submarine. It seems the thespians Roberts will be either setting aside what has to be a bloodthirsty enmity, or scheming diabolically with the "Keep Your Enemies Closer" maxim, as they will be teaming up in the developing Derick Martini film I Am My Family Secret.
One might wonder why I assume there's such a heated discord between this duo. It can't simply be because of their shared surname. Well...it's mostly that. But there are a few uncanny similarities we can't help but derive theories from. Craig's breakout role was in a film called Submarine—Richard Ayoade's blissful adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's terrific novel. Five years prior, Emma Roberts starred in a movie titled Aquamarine. Now, you can't tell me this is just a coincidence. Moving further: Emma played the lead in Nancy Drew back in 2007. This past year, Craig snagged a part in Jane Eyre. Both movies about woman who uncover closely-guarded secrets! Other connections can be drawn (Emma's upcoming Adult World to Craig's Kiddo; Craig's Being Human to Emma's Hotel for Dogs), but I think I've made my point perfectly clear.
Martini's new movie, I Am My Family Secret, focuses on a pair of brothers who happen upon a shocker that their parents have been hiding from them. No word on what roles will be filled by the Robertses. This will not be Emma's first time working with director Martini. 2008's comedy/drama Lymelife starred the young actress alongside Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Cynthia Nixon and Rory and Kieran Culkin.
The Normal Heart, Glee creator Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, has lured some major names to its cast. THR reports that Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer (TV's White Collar), and Jim Parsons (TV's Big Bang Theory) have all climbed aboard the project, joining Mark Ruffalo, who signed on to star all the way back in June of 2010. First mounted off-Broadway in 1985, the play, written by Larry Kramer, chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS in New York City. According to THR, Roberts will play "a wheel-chair bound doctor who is one of the only doctors in New York talking [sic] the new disease seriously," a role that won Ellen Barkin a Tony, while Baldwin will play the gay-unfriendly older brother of Ruffalo's gay activist character.
Roberts also starred in Murphy's 2010 feature, Eat Pray Love. We can only hope The Normal Heart turns out better.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
As many of you are aware, Beyoncé gave birth to a baby girl named Blue Ivy over the weekend - and while the little bundle is new to the world, she's already become the source of some major controversy. According to the New York Daily News, Beyoncé has basically taken over the entire NICU section of the hospital and heightened security to an extreme level. In fact, it's gotten so bad that the singer's bodyguards even prevented one father, Neil Coulon, from going to see his wife, who just gave birth to their premature twin girls. Coulon said, "Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday - just because they wanted to use the hallway," even going so far as to kick his relatives out of the waiting room since it was too close to Beyoncé's wing. Additionally, he added, "These are children with problems in intensive care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology … Nobody cares if you're a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children." - NYDN
But Beyoncé giving birth wasn't the only thing that happened this weekend. E! News confirms that Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott got married to her drummer beau Chris Tyrrell on Saturday, Jan. 7 in upstate New York. The musical couple was so excited they even posted an adorable video to Lady Antebellum's official website, announcing, "We got married! We just wanted you to hear it from us first. We love you. We're so excited to be starting our life together and we just had to let you in on the exciting news." Congratulations to the newlyweds! - E!
Even though Christina Aguilera has received much criticism regarding her weight as of late, the singer is here to tell you that she's perfectly content with her figure. At a TCA conference on Friday, Aguilera told reporters she's "very confident" with her body and said, "I've been in this [business] for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous, this, that. I've been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business." She also added, "As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need. I'm happy with where I'm at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters." - US
And finally, for those of you who were concerned, Alec Baldwin has returned to Twitter. - Twitter
Last night, Tina Fey paid a visit to The Late Show to admit that she might have been directly responsible for the whole Alec Baldwin American Airlines debacle...because she is the one who introduced Baldwin to Words With Friends.
Michelle Williams appeared on The Tonight Show to discuss riding what she feared might be a suicidal horse, her "uplifting" experiences on the New York subways, and playing Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.
Mindy Kaling showed up on Conan to talk about her unexpected meeting with Bill Clinton, and the chemistry that she picked up on between the two of them.
Finally, Tracy Morgan wandered onto the Jimmy Kimmy Live! set to declare his dreams to play Tito Jackson in a movie, to talk about the alleged phone calls he gets from Mitt Romney, and to deny Jimmy's request to be his best man at his upcoming wedding.