Actress Evan Rachel Wood is determined to keep her baby son's name a secret for as long as possible, so he can live a life away from the spotlight. The Wrestler star gave birth to her first child with husband Jamie Bell in July (13), and the couple has kept the boy's name private and Wood admits she is trying to avoid being photographed with him.
She insists the move is a deliberate attempt to shield the youngster from fame.
Wood tells Thedailybeast.com, "People obviously know I was pregnant - can't hide that - so I have no problem talking about the baby and that we're doing really well. But I haven't released his name.
"I've done my best to keep his picture from being taken, just because kids don't really have a choice in the matter. It's such a shame when kids get harassed just because of who their parents are before they're old enough to decide who they are or who they want to be."
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has urged the public to go easy on troubled pop star Justin Bieber, insisting youngsters who grow up in the spotlight should not be criticised for making mistakes. The Wrestler star began acting when she was a child and found fame with her role in gritty teen drama Thirteen before making a successful transition to more adult roles.
Wood admits she struggled with life as a famous teenager and feels sorry for fellow former child star Bieber, whose bad behaviour has made him a regular in the headlines over the last few months.
She tells Thedailybeast.com, "I can't imagine what it's like to be him. When you're a teenager in an adult career, people expect you to be perfect and expect you to never make mistakes or to be a reckless teenager. And then when you are, they give you such a really hard time for it. You have to remind them that you're still a kid."
Wood goes on to reveal she was deeply hurt by the criticism she received over her relationship with former fiance Marilyn Manson after she began dating the 36-year-old rocker when she was just 19.
She adds, "I was never a Bieber or a (Miley) Cyrus, but I think the judgment was there, sure. People were pretty mean. At the time I hadn't yet been exposed to that kind of cruelty from strangers. If people were wondering why I was acting so-called crazy or like a teenager, it's because I was. People go through phases. People make mistakes. People go through life and don't get it right every time."
Wood and Manson ended their brief engagement in 2010. She is now married to actor Jamie Bell, the father of her infant son.
Pop stars One Direction are joining a star-studded charity telethon to raise money for the victims of the Philippines super typhoon. The boyband will join a number of stars, including Harry Potter's Alan Rickman and the cast of hit TV show Downton Abbey, for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Telethon at the BT Tower in London on Monday (18Nov13) to encourage the British public to donate generously to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The pop stars will begin by tweeting their encouragement to the public before manning the phone lines between 4pm and 7pm (local time).
Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and Allen Leech, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and comedian Stephen Merchant are also among the big names taking calls.
One Direction star Liam Payne says, "The pictures I have seen of little children in between the ruins made my heart break. All of us in the band are shocked by how many people need help, so we're asking the public to continue to be as generous as they possibly can."
On Friday (15Nov13), the pop sensations lent a hand to Britain's Children In Need fundraiser with a performance on the TV special and donation appeals to help raise funds for kids' charities.
New mother Evan Rachel Wood is already struggling to get back into work mode as she suffers "separation anxiety" whenever she is parted from her newborn tot. The actress took a four-month break from filming to spend the early days of her son's life at home, but she recently returned to the promotional trail to support her new movie Charlie Countryman.
At a screening of the film in New York, Wood revealed she hated leaving her baby at home while she went to work, saying, "I was lucky because I had done three films and got pregnant so I was like, 'I've got stuff in the can. I'm taking a break!'
"I've been having separation anxiety because I'm so used to him being right here all the time. They kind of become a part of you, you know?"
However, the star insists being a mother has turned out to be her favourite role to date, adding, "It was my dream to be a mom, so I'm loving it. I love it."
The tot, whose name Wood is yet to reveal, is her first with husband Jamie Bell.
"I was sort of pretending I wasn't waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear. There was a slight fear. But beyond anything else, I was really f**king excited." Northern Irish hunk Jamie Dornan was on tenterhooks as he awaited news on whether he had landed the role of kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James had to stay away from Twitter.com for "a couple of days" after Charlie Hunnam was cast in the film adaptation of her bestseller because she couldn't take all the negativity from fans of the book. The writer was initially thrilled when Hunnam signed on to play Christian Grey after an exhaustive audition process, but her joy was soon soured by an onslaught of criticism from readers who felt he had been miscast.
James tells EW.com, "I had to get off Twitter for a couple of days (but) I wasn't surprised. People hate change. I thought there would be a few people upset, regardless of whom we had chosen. It was intense, but people came around to it."
Hunnam dropped out of the project last month (Oct13) and now Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan will take his place in the film, opposite Dakota Johnson, who has been cast as student Anastasia Steele.
James says, "It was disappointing, but it is what it is. I wish him (Hunnam) well. And now we have Jamie, and that's great. It's been interesting with Jamie. (The fan reaction) has been so positive."
The author admits she is very fond of Johnson, calling her "an old soul", adding, "She has a wicked sense of humour."
Fifty Shades Of Grey stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have given fans a first look at their characters after posing for a sensual new shot for the cover of U.S magazine Entertainment Weekly. Northern Irish actor Dornan, who replaced Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic bestseller last month (Oct13), glares into the camera while hugging Johnson, who has dyed her blonde hair dark to play sexually adventurous student Anastasia Steele in the film, to his chest.
The dramatic cover shot is the first official snap of the couple together.
In the accompanying feature, Johnson admits she's working out hard for the project, which has been put back to Valentine's Day (14Feb), 2015, because she says, "I want to look good naked."
Dornan, a former Calvin Klein model, admits he's thrilled he eventually landed the coveted role of Grey after initially auditioning for the part and then learning it had been handed to Hunnam.
When the Sons of Anarchy star stepped down in September (13), citing scheduling problems, the 31 year old was hoping to get the call to step in.
He says, "There was a slight fear, but, beyond anything else, I was really f**king excited."
And he adds, "I'm not shocked by it (the sex in the book). It's essential to tell the story. I can't believe films that don't invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me."
Fans of the 50 Shades Of Grey franchise will have to wait even longer to see the film adaptation as studio bosses have pushed the release date back to 2015. The movie, based on the first book in E.L. James' hugely successful erotic trilogy, was scheduled to hit cinemas across the U.S. on 1 August, 2014, but officials have now moved the date back until 13 February, 2015.
The announcement comes just weeks after production on the movie was delayed following Charlie Hunnam's shock departure from the project last month (Oct13).
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan was confirmed as the new Christian Grey after Hunnam's exit and he will star opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the film.
Britney Spears attempted to beat the "sneaky hackers" who like to break album details and tracklisting by posting the song order for her upcoming release online on Tuesday night (12Nov13). The pop star revealed the titles and featured artists on Britney Jean's tracks via Twitter.com.
It appears will.i.am will reteam with his Scream & Shout collaborator on a song titled It Should Be Easy, while rapper T.I. joins Spears on Tik Tik Boom, and her younger sister Jamie Lynn gets a credit on Chillin' With You.
Other tracks include Alien, Perfume, Body Ache, Passenger and her current single Work B**ch.
The album will be released on 3 December (13), the day after Spears turns 32.
Actors Jonah Hill and Kristen Bell have added their names to the list of celebrities speaking out against Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hill and Bell joined pop star Madonna in taking to their social networking accounts to post pictures of themselves wearing the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) T-shirts featuring the phrase "Love Conquers Hate" in Russian.
Superbad star Hill flashes a big smile in his picture, writing in the caption, "Help us show Russia & the world that #LoveConquersHate."
Bell, an outspoken supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, posted a close-up of her wearing the shirt and wrote, "For real: Tell Russia & the @Olympics that #LoveConquersHate."
Campaigners including Kevin Bacon and Jamie Lee Curtis are urging Olympic Commission officials to condemn Russia's laws on homosexuality ahead of the country's hosting of the sporting spectacular next year (14).