Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tori Spelling gave birth to a son yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The star went into labor in the early hours of Tuesday morning, giving birth to the 6-pound, 6-ounce baby.
Spelling and husband Dean McDermott, the child's father, have named their son Liam Aaron McDermott in memory of late media mogul Aaron Spelling.
The actress' brother, Randy, recently said Tori and her estranged mother Candy were in the process of reconciling their relationship before the baby's birth.
The two had a troubled relationship which deteriorated even further after the death of Aaron last June.
Randy told People magazine, "They are going to be there for each other. My mom is having a grandchild and it puts everything into perspective."
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In the tradition of Batman Begins and Casino Royale the clock is rolled back on the legendary icons the D—the self-proclaimed greatest band in the world—as the curtain is pulled back on their secret origins and the demons that drive them are unveiled… OK so it’s not really that deep. Though the heavy metal/comedy combo of Jack/JB/”Jabeles” (Jack Black) and Kyle/KB/”Kage” (Kyle Gass) have long played hip clubs cut an album starred in their own short-lived HBO series and amassed a devoted cult of fans their first feature film reveals how the pudgy duo first meet form the band meet their first fan (Jason Reed as TV holdover Lee) go questing the fabled Pick of Destiny—a shard of Satan’s tooth turned into a guitar pick passed among rock’s most accomplished shredders—and ultimately smack down with the devil himself. Believe it or not it’s a love story. Thanks to their long professional partnership Black and Gass comprise two perfectly crafted sides of a very polished comedy coin: Black is the wild-eyed uncontrolled id Gass is the low-energy manipulative slacker and they meet in the middle with an equal amount of unchecked delusion about their musical ability and potential. They both deftly pull off the trickiest types of comedy: smart jokes in the guise of dumb characters and it’s nice to see Black—obviously the bigger film star of the two—share the funniest bits equally with Gass. Of course all of this hinges on the audience’s tolerance for the ambitiously clueless ego-cases (and moviegoers who only love Black for his tamer version of the same persona in School of Rock should be warned—this is the cruder ruder and more profane incarnation) but we admit we’ve long had a taste for the D. They boys carry they movie squarely on their shoulders though longtime D supporters Tim Robbins and Ben Stiller stand out in cameos—the first Stiller cameo in ages that’s both amusing and non-gratuitous! Also appearing in small bits: SNL’s Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler Oscar-nominee Amy Adams Colin Hanks hard rock hero Ronnie James Dio Foo Fighter Dave Grohl as Satan and an uncredited John C. Reilly though you’ll never ever recognize him when he’s onscreen. And kudos to whoever had the inspired notion to cast Meat Loaf as JB’s pious father and Troy Gentile as the young rockin’ JB (Gentile also played a junior version of Black in Nacho Libre). Helmer Liam Lynch who also collaborated on the screenplay with Black and Gass and directed their music video “Tribute ” understands the absurd world of the D completely and demonstrates a clever assured sense of straight-faced silliness. Indeed the first ten minutes of the film alone—a mini-rock opera in itself—announce him as a comedy director to watch. Although we’re sure the bandmates themselves would take full credit for the film’s success. After all they may not have made the greatest movie in the world but in D-speak they came up with a pretty rockin’ tribute version.
Tori Spelling's war of words with her estranged mother Candy appears to have simmered down, after the elder Spelling revealed she is "ecstatic" her daughter is pregnant.
Following the death of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling--Tori's father and Candy's husband--in June, the pair criticized each other in the media after Tori revealed she learned her dad had passed from a friend, and not from her family.
However, now Candy has come out in support of Tori, who is expecting her first child with husband Dean McDermott. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star is due to give birth in early spring.
Candy tells People magazine, "I'm thrilled and ecstatic and if Aaron were here, I know how thrilled he would also be to share in such a happy occasion."
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Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott love watching hardcore porn to spice up their sex life.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star said in a recent interview that the couple regularly uses website SugarDVD.com to rent adult movies.
Spelling's confession, revealed during an interview with Giant magazine, has thrilled the raunchy company's CEO Jax Smith, who immediately called up the New York Post's Page Six.
Smith wanted to use Spelling's celebrity endorsement and release a list of her favorite films, but her representatives refused to cooperate.
He tells the publication, "They weren't pleased--they told me not to."
Smith claims he has no hard feelings against the star and is thankful for the publicity adding that he will "give (Tori) free porn for life."
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Tori Spelling is wasting no time in becoming a mother after marrying actor Dean McDermott in May--she's already pregnant, according to reports.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star reportedly blurted out the happy news during a recent trip to trendy Hollywood maternity store Petit Tresor, according to Life & Style magazine.
This will be 33-year-old Spelling's first child, and the news comes less than a month after the death of the actress' father, TV mogul Aaron Spelling.
The new baby will join McDermott's children Lola and Jack Montgomery.
Spelling Misses Out on ‘Chicago’
Tori Spelling has missed out on the chance to take to the Broadway stage with R&B hunk Usher after losing out on a starring role in musical Chicago to sexy Bianca Marroquin.
Marroquin, who has starred as Roxie Hart in productions of Chicago on Broadway and in Mexico City, will reprise the role when Rita Wilson hands over the part next month.
Reports suggested newlywed Spelling was considering taking the role, opposite Usher's Billy Flynn.
Marroquin won New Revelation and Best Actress honors from the Mexican Critics Association for her role as Roxie Hart.
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Two weeks after his succumbing to cancer, the secrecy surrounding George Harrison's last rites and the actual place of his death suggests a deliberate attempt to protect his dignity and prevent his final resting place from becoming a stop on tour attraction. According to Reuters, a death certificate listing a nonexistent address contradicts reports that Harrison died at the home of friend and security consultant Gavin de Becker. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that celebrities often use this ruse to throw off reporters and that giving a different address as the place of death is not a crime. Harrison's ashes were reportedly scattered in the Ganges River following his death on Nov. 29.
Julia Roberts will host the A&E documentary Old Friends, which focuses on three women from a small town outside Chicago who have remained good friends since 1906. The show is scheduled for broadcast next year, The Associated Press reports.
Alanis Morissette will release an album of all new material on February 26, followed by a world tour. According to Rolling Stone, Under Rug Swept will feature 11 songs written and produced entirely by Morissette and include guest spots from Me'shell Ndegéocello, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean Deleo and former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery. Songs written and recorded during the Under Rug Swept sessions that were not featured on the final album will be released as a separate album at a later date.
The NFL announced Tuesday that pop star Mariah Carey will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" before Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3. U2 will perform during the halftime show and pre-show performers will be announced next week, SonicNet reports.
Fox announced it will release X-Men 2, the sequel to last year's X-Men, on May 2, 2003. While the original cast will reprise their roles, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry, the sequel will feature several new mutants from the X-Men comics universe, Variety reports. Shooting will begin next May in Canada.
The two surviving members of the influential rock group Nirvana have filed a counterclaim to Courtney Love's lawsuit seeking control of the Nirvana catalogue, Launch.com reports. In conjunction with the suit, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic released a letter to Nirvana fans stating they had no choice but to respond to her misguided campaign and lawsuits to appropriate the music of Nirvana. "Our music is just a pawn in her endless legal battles and her obsessive need for publicity and attention," the letter states.
Barbra Streisand received the Liberty and Justice Award from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition civil rights organization on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton hotel, AP reports. Jesse Jackson founded the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition 30 years ago. Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Tucker and Smokey Robinson attended the gala, which was also a celebration of Jackson's 60th birthday on Oct. 8.
Billy Joel will be honored in February as the 2002 MusicCares Person of the Year for his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Reuters reports. MusicCares was established in 1989 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to provide assistance to musicians. Joel will receive the honor at a special tribute dinner, concert and silent auction held on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles.
Joni Mitchell, Al Green, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney and Count Basie will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2002 Grammy Awards on Feb. 27 in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone reports. The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize artists for lifelong contributions to the recording medium.
French actor Jean Richard died Wednesday at the age of 80 after a battle with cancer, AP reports. Richard appeared in some 80 movies but was most famous for his pipe-smoking detective on the long-running TV show The Investigations of Inspector Maigret. He also created the Jean Richard Circus in 1957 and the La Mer de Sable theme park in 1963, which are still owned by his family.
Late-night TV host David Letterman underwent emergency multiple-bypass heart surgery in New York today, one day after revealing on his CBS program that he was to undergo tests to determine if he had arterial disease.
Letterman's prognosis for recovery was said to be excellent. CBS will air reruns of "The Late Show with David Letterman" until its titular host returns.
"Dave has the heart muscle of a 20-year-old,'' Letterman surgeon Dr. O. Wayne Isom told reporters following the surgery.
Still, it appears the entertainer also had blocked arteries. Some reports said Letterman underwent a quintuple bypass.
The comic was at work as late as Thursday, when during a taping he told guest Regis Philbin that was to undergo an angiogram today. That show will air tonight.
Letterman, 52, said he has high blood cholesterol and a history of heart disease in his family. Letterman's father Harry died of a heart attack in 1974 when he was in his 50s.
Earlier, Letterman spokesman Howard Rubenstein called the test precautionary only and said that the talk-show host could walk away with a clean bill of health.
BRING AN APPLE FOR OPRAH: Oprah Winfrey can do a lot of things well. She can act, produce movies, ward people off meat and make people cry. Now she's inspiring business students.
Winfrey, who taught a class called "Dynamics of Leadership" last fall at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, had such a good time and received such great reviews from her students that she's agreed to return next fall and teach again. She teaches the class with her boyfriend, businessman Stedman Graham.
"Students said she truly provided a class they learned something from," assistant dean Rich Honack told the Associated Press. Honack said Winfrey's reviews were among the best for any Northwestern professor. Winfrey, however, thinks she needs a little improvement.
"I gave myself a B and I'm coming back to get an A because I now know how to get it," Winfrey told the Daily Northwestern campus newspaper.
HANOI JANE, CHURCH LADY: Holy Communion, Batman! Jane Fonda has reportedly accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior.
Rumors are swirling on the Internet and in newspapers around the country that Fonda's recent split from husband and media mogul Ted Turner may have been prompted by her newfound, yet hush-hush, faith in God. Turner has been an outspoken critic of Catholicism and Christianity, which he has called a "religion for losers."
According to an article published Thursday in the Washington Times, Fonda, who has refused comment on her marital break-up, is "regularly attending church services and Bible studies in Atlanta."
The Rev. Gerald Durley, pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly black congregation where Fonda spends her Sunday mornings, told the newspaper: "I am extremely impressed with the genuineness and sincerity in [her] search for spirituality and wholeness. I think she's found a certain sense of peace among people who've found peace with Christianity."
Meanwhile, hubby Ted has said that, although he once accepted Christ as a boy at a Billy Graham crusade, he lost his faith after his sister's death.
In February 1999, at a symposium of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, Turner was asked what he would say to Pope John Paul II, who opposes abortion and artificial contraception. Turner responded with an ethnic joke: "Ever seen a Polish mine detector?" Turner said the pope should "get with it. Welcome to the 20th century." He also ridiculed the Ten Commandments. Later he recanted in front of an Atlanta-area Baptist congregation, saying, "From the bottom of my heart, I apologize for the things I said about Christians."
Long known for her left-wing political views, and for a series of fat-busting workout videos, Fonda has pretty much kept her opinions (and her exercise regimen) to herself since marrying Turner in 1991. She's won Oscars for the films "Klute" (1971) and "Coming Home" (1978) but is more remembered for her 1972 sojourn to communist North Vietnam, a trip that branded her as a traitor among U.S. service members and hardcore patriots. She was previously married to liberal California politician and former "Chicago Seven" war protester Tom Hayden for 17 years.
Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, told the Washington Times that Fonda may have been turned on to Christ by her chauffeur, who shared his faith with her while ferrying her about. "We should be kind and gracious and thoughtful and respectful," Baehr said.