Pregnant actress Noureen Dewulf is already making plans for her unborn son to follow in his sportsman father Ryan Miller's footsteps and become a professional ice hockey player. The Anger Management star announced her pregnancy last month (Sep14) and she recently discovered she's expecting a boy.
She shared the news with friends and family during a gender reveal party in Los Angeles on 27 September (14) and the mum-to-be admits she has high hopes for her son's future career.
She tells People.com, "It was such an amazing experience for all of my friends to be with me when it was revealed by an ultrasound that we are going to have a baby boy...
"I was secretly hoping for a baby boy so he could follow in Ryan's footsteps and be an amazing hockey player. Ryan and I are feeling very blessed and can't wait to decorate the nursery, which will be full of hockey memorabilia!"
DeWulf is due to give birth to her first child in March (15). She wed the Vancouver Canucks goaltender in 2011.
Hollywood director/producer Ryan Murphy has become a father for the second time after welcoming a son via surrogate.
The Glee creator and his husband David Miller became parents on Friday (03Oct14) when they brought home a little boy named Ford, joining elder brother Logan, who was born in December, 2012.
Murphy tells E! Online, "His name is Ford. I brought him home today from the hospital and Logan gave him kind of a side eye... It was an amazing birth. Thirty seven weeks and a day and he was a chunkier, seven pounds, 13 ounces. David and I were there and pulled him out and cut the cord and cried and it was pretty amazing. And now look at me I'm crying again."
The couple married in 2012.
Ryan Reynolds has been tipped to reprise his X-Men mutant character Deadpool in a long-delayed spin-off movie after studio bosses set a 2016 release for the highly-anticipated film. The actor portrayed the comic book killer, aka Wade Wilson, in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but plans to shoot a stand-alone film for Deadpool stalled amid fears the script was too dark and violent for Hollywood executives.
Reynolds previously commented, "I love Deadpool and there is a script that's in development. But it's so, so far into the R-rated zone... it's a nearly NC-17 world and I just don't know if the studio would ever risk their reputation doing it."
Old test footage of Reynolds as Deadpool leaked online this summer (14) and garnered positive reviews from fans, and the response appears to have convinced Fox chiefs to finally move forward with the project, setting a February, 2016 release date.
Reynolds has yet to officially sign on for the project, but he is expected to return for Deadpool, which will be directed by Tim Miller in his feature film debut.
Reynolds is no stranger to the comic book world - he previously portrayed Green Lantern in the 2011 box office flop, opposite his now-wife Blake Lively.
Anger Management star Noureen Dewulf is pregnant with her first child. The 30-year-old actress, who appears opposite Charlie Sheen in the sitcom, is expecting a baby with her hockey player husband, Ryan Miller.
DeWulf tells People.com, "After struggling with a bizarre compulsion to eat French fries and pickles every second of every day for the past 12 weeks, I'm thrilled to announce I'm pregnant with my first child. My husband, Ryan, and I couldn't be more excited."
She is expected to give birth in March (14). The couple has been married for three years.
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Actor Channing Tatum is relieved it took director Bennett Miller eight years to bring psychological thriller Foxcatcher to fruition, because he was not ready to tackle such a dark project so early on in his career.
Miller began developing the film back in 2006 and tapped the then-little-known 21 Jump Street star to portray real-life U.S. Olympic gold medallist Mark Schultz in the movie, which is based on the wrestler's autobiography, detailing how he was taken in by eccentric multi-millionaire and convicted murderer John Eleuthere du Pont to train for the 1988 Olympics.
Tatum admits he almost turned down the job at the time because he wasn't in the right place mentally to get his head around the meaty role. He tells New York Magazine, "I didn't know what to think. I didn't know what I was doing, I didn't know how to read scripts, I didn't know anything about acting, and the way Bennett talked about this wildly dark character (du Pont, played by Steve Carell) weirded me out a little bit, to be honest with you. "I was super young, and I just didn't get it. In a way, I think, thank God it didn't come to fruition then, because I don't know what it would have turned out to be."
The film, which had become a passion project for Miller, suffered a series of writing and producing setbacks, but when the moviemaker was ready to return to work on Foxcatcher, he touched base with Tatum once more after briefly considering approaching the likes of Ryan Gosling and the late Heath Ledger for the part of Schultz.
Tatum, 34, explains, "I'd probably gone through a lot of growing in those years as well. We got to talking about Foxcatcher again, and this time, I felt ready to go down this dark road." Foxcatcher premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May (14) to high praise, with audience members giving the movie a six-minute standing ovation and earning Miller the Best Director award at the prestigious event.
It is due for release in November (14).
Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen showered himself in dollar bills after swapping an ice bucket for a pail full of cash for a charity challenge.
The former Two and a Half Men star threw $10,000 (£5,882) in bills over his head for his part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in which stars nominate each other for a cold shower to bring in money and raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as motor neurone disease.
A video posted online shows Sheen, who was nominated by hockey player Ryan Miller, tipping a silver bucket full of money over his head and exclaiming, "Oh wait, that's not ice. That's $10,000 in cash which I am donating to the ALS Foundation because let's face it, ice is gonna melt and this money is actually going to help people."
Sheen goes on to nominate his former Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer, the show's creator Chuck Lorre, and replacement castmember Ashton Kutcher to follow suit, adding, "I am hereby calling out Jon Cryer, Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher to identically do what I just did. C'mon guys, it's for a great cause."
Other stars to have taken part in the challenge include Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, as well as singer Josh Groban who was doused in icy water on U.S. TV during a taping of talent show Rising Star.
Pop star Ariana Grande has sparked rumours of a new romance with frequent collaborator Big Sean following her split from singer Jai Brooks.
The Way hitmaker, 21, became friends with the rapper last year (13) after working together on her single Right There, while they recently teamed up again on her new summer smash Problem and her next release, Best Mistake.
Reports suggest they have since grown so close, they have started dating. The pair was snapped leaving a Los Angeles movie theatre together earlier this month (Aug14) after catching a screening of action thriller The Purge: Anarchy, and eyewitnesses tell Eonline.com the stars shared a kiss during the film.
Grande reportedly ended her on/off relationship with Brooks in late July (14), not long after reconciling.
Big Sean, 26, has been single since calling off his engagement to Glee actress Naya Rivera in April (14). Rivera has since rebounded with actor Ryan Dorsey, with the pair tying the knot in Mexico in July (14).
Country star Luke Bryan is showing his gratitude to U.S. troops by giving them a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago, Illinois to attend one of his shows. The Drunk On You hitmaker has teamed up with bosses at beer brand Miller Lite to set up the promotion, honouring members of the military for their services to their country by treating 45 lucky Army and Air Force officers to a special night out at Soldier Field in Chicago on 31 August (14).
Miller Lite Senior Director Ryan Reis says, "We are excited to give these incredible service men and women the chance to win a truly amazing experience. It's an honour and privilege for Miller Lite to give back to the heroes in our armed forces."
The gig will be part of Bryan's That's My Kind of Night Tour.
It's safe to say that Marvel's sale to Disney hasn't changed the comic book company's game plan with regards to its superhero movies. Tony Stark, thankfully, isn't taking surprise trips to Disneyland in the Iron Man sequels. In fact, those not clued into the industry might not have even noticed that the House of Mouse on the House of Ideas had even merged at all. Now enter Disney's Big Hero 6, which seems to be the first real glimpse of cinematic collaboration between the two media giants. Take one of Marvel's lesser-known D-list superhero teams, sprinkle some CG Disney magic on top, and here we have a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The story follows Hiro Hamada, a young robotics genius who must team up with his gaggle of nerdy friends to save the Franken-titled city of San Fransokyo. By Hiro's side is Baymax, a peaceful nurse robot juiced up with armor and other crime fighting upgrades. The trailer is cute and charming in that Disney way, but there's also glimpses of the standard high-flying Marvel superheroics.
There are plenty of great physical gags stemming from the fact that Baymax is really just a giant white blubbery balloon... thing. Since Marvel's Avengers universe seems to be getting darker and less kid-friendly by the minute (The Winter Soldier literally threw that one guy in front of a freakin' truck in the last Captain America), Big Hero 6 might be a nice stopgap for young kids looking to release some adrenaline, but not looking for daily nightmares of Sebastian Stan.
Big Hero 6, Disney and Marvel's upcoming CG-animated superhero smash-up, might not be the place you'd expect to find deep belly laughs, but the voice cast runs deep with some fantastically funny actors from some of our favorite TV and movie comedies. Here's a rundown of the cast and where you might know them from.
Ryan PotterRole: Hiro Hamada, a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian genius who creates Baymax, his own robot superhero.Potter is currently Nickelodeon's resident dreamboat and has starred on the channel's series Supah Ninjas and Fred: The Show. Big Hero 6 will be the actor's first feature film.
Scott AdsitRole: Baymax, A peaceful nurse robot turned action hero.Adsit is most well-known for his role as the perpetually exasperated producer Pete Hornberger on 30 Rock. He has also had roles in the films The Informant!, We're the Millers, and Accepted. His television roles include roles in Moral Orel and guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Monk, and Malcom in the Middle.
T.J. MillerRole: Fred, a nerdy guy who creates his own robotic Kaiju monster to fight evil.Miller currently has a stand out role as Erlich in HBO's tech comedy Silicon Valley, which just wrapped up it's freshman season and garnered a couple Emmy nods. The actor has also appeared in films like Our Idiot Brother, She's Out of My League, Rock of Ages, Extract, the How to Train Your Dragon movies and the recent Michael Bay blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Jamie ChungRole: Go Go Tomago, a tough as nails crime fighter who flies around in an advanced supersuit.After appearing on a season of MTV's long-running reality series, The Real World, Chung embarked on a successful acting career, appearing in the films, Sucker Punch, Grown Ups, Premium Rush, The Man with the Iron Fists, and the two Hangover sequels. This year, she is staring in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Genesis RodriguezRole: Honey Lemon, a sweet and sensitive character who's new to the superhero game, but holds the team together.Rodriguez is a veteran of both Spanish-language and American soap operas, having appeared in several telenovelas and the American daytime series, Days of our Lives. As for feature films, she has appeared in the comedies Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect when You're Expecting, and Identity Thief.
Damon Wayans Jr.Role: Wasabi, a super smart but overly cautious hero equipped with plasma bladesWayans is currently starring on the comedy New Girl and has also appeared on the swiftly cancelled but brilliant series Happy Endings. Later this summer, Wayans will team up with New Girl cast mate Jake Johnson for the action-comedy Let's Be Cops.