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."
Australian catwalk star Ashley Hart is engaged to fellow model Buck Palmer. The blonde beauty, younger sister of supermodel Jessica Hart, accepted Palmer's proposal during a vacation in the south of France last week (ends13Jul14).
Hart reveals her partner popped the question on the beach after they swam out to a private cove.
She tells Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, "He asked me to stand and got down on one knee, pulled out a gorgeous little ring that looked like the sunshine, a yellow diamond on a... gold band... 'Can we jump in the water I asked?' Needing to make this moment feel real... we splashed and kissed, did somersaults and I yelled at the top of my lungs, 'Yes'!"
Actress/singer Brandi Burkhardt is a married woman after exchanging vows with her fiancee in Maryland. The Hart of Dixie star wed jeweller Douglas Kazanjian at a ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday (29Jun14) in front of family, friends and a number of Burkhardt's TV castmates.
Burkhardt walked down the aisle in a tiara worn by Madonna during her wedding to director Guy Ritchie in 2001.
After the ceremony, the star shared a picture of a boat docked by the reception venue, and added in a post on Twitter.com, "Annapolis, thanks for the great memories! #wedding... #bkazanjian."
Australian actress Rose Byrne is set to join James Earl Jones for her Broadway debut in a revival of classic comedy You Can't Take It With You. The Bridesmaids star and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford will play sisters in the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play, about a family of eccentric New Yorkers who clash with another clan over a real estate dispute.
Star Wars icon Jones was previously announced as Grandpa Vanderhof, while Kristine Nielsen and Mark Linn-Baker were also unveiled as part of the cast.
You Can't Take It With You, directed by Scott Ellis, will open for previews in August (14) at the Longacre Theatre.
Leading ladies Sandra Bullock and Rihanna were among those feted with top honours at the annual 2014 Guys Choice Awards. The ceremony, honouring all things men love, was filmed on Saturday (07Jun14) in Culver City, California, and aired in America on Wednesday (11Jun14) to reveal the full list of winners, which included some of Hollywood's standout women.
The first award of the night went to Rihanna for Most Desirable Woman, and during her acceptance speech she quipped, "Thank you for voting me for this at 26 (years old) because it all goes downhill from here."
Oscar winner Bullock was lauded with the biggest honour of the night with the Decade of Hotness award, and three of her former leading men, Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, and Keanu Reeves, were on hand to present her with the trophy.
Accepting the prize, Bullock said, "I feel like I'm at my funeral. Decade of hotness? My question is, what decade? Because I have several under my belt.
"It really should be Decade of Hot Mess, that I can own. I do that well. And I'm still convinced because someone dropped out."
Bullock's A Time To Kill co-star McConaughey was voted the Guy of the Year, while Johnny Knoxville earned the Guycon - Guy Icon - prize, Kevin Hart won King of Comedy, and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus was named the Biggest A** Kicker.
Other winners included Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg (Primetime), comedy duo Key & Peele (Hottest Couple), Blurred Lines video vixen Emily Ratajkowski (Our New Girlfriend), and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge (Holy Grail of Hot).
Mark Wahlberg earned two prizes, with the Brotherly Love trophy along with siblings Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, and the Troops Choice, which was voted by members of the U.S. military, honouring him and Lone Survivor author Marcus Luttrell.
Stars including Aaron Paul, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Kit Harrington, and Jessica Alba turned out to the ceremony, where golden antler statues were handed out to the winners.
Sandra Bullock was reunited with her leading movie men Matthew Mcconaughey, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant on Saturday (07Jun14) as she was honoured at the Guys Choice Awards in California. The Gravity actress was feted with the Decade of Hotness prize at the annual Spike TV event, and her former co-stars turned out to salute her at the Culver City ceremony.
Grant, who appeared alongside Bullock in 2002's Two Weeks Notice, revealed he was in awe at how the Oscar winner had gone from "sneaky hot" to just "hot", while McConaughey admitted he had always found his A Time to Kill co-star's collarbone sexy and Reeves couldn't stop gushing about his Speed and The Lake House co-star when it was his turn to pay tribute to his pal.
They then invited Bullock, who wore a form-fitting strapless pink minidress, up to the podium and presented her with a beauty queen-style sash, a tiara, a bouquet of red roses and her award, which featured a pair of golden antlers.
Accepting the honour, the 49 year old quipped, "I feel like I'm at my funeral. Decade of Hotness... My question was what decade? I have several under my belt. It should really be Decade of Hot Mess. That I can own and I do that well and I'm still convinced I'm up here because someone dropped out and they needed someone quickly and we know I'm home on Saturdays."
Meanwhile, comedian Kevin Hart joked about Rihanna's demure black dress as he presented the singer with the award for Most Desirable Woman, days after she bared almost all in a sheer dress at the CFDA Awards in New York, telling the audience, "How many men are mad that she didn't come naked?"
Responding to the comment in her acceptance speech, the singer replied, "I knew pervs (sic) like you would be here at the Guys Choice Awards!"
Other winners included McConaughey (Guy of the Year), Mark Wahlberg (Troops Choice Award), The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus (Biggest A** Kicker) and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen, who collected the Holy Grail of Hot Award.
Rapper-turned-U.S. TV personality Nick Cannon is set to make his directorial debut with a new film inspired by his first sexual encounter. Mariah Carey's husband has spent months making the low-key film, School Dance, about a high school student chasing the girl of his dreams, and he is set to release it later this summer (Jul14).
Revealing all about his latest project, Cannon says, "I actually pulled this storyline right out of my stand-up (comedy routine) and it's about a boy that loses his virginity at a school dance. Yeah it happened to me."
He adds, "It was a great opportunity because I got a chance to work with all of my friends. Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Lil Duval, Luenell, George Lopez and Wilmer Valderrama. So everybody came in for cameos and had a great time.
"I might be in it, but I'm not really in it, because I was trying to focus on being a director. I didn't want to star and direct my first feature film."
"I'm so d**n proud of my husband. He is being inducted into the Sports Hall Of Fame tomorrow - and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more...These guys give their bodies - their bones, their sweat, their tears, their blood. Every time they go to work they risk everything. Reminds me... of my family a bit. Anyways - I'm so proud of you..." Pop star Pink gushes over husband Carey Hart ahead of his induction to the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as a motocross rider.
Rapper Benzino has received an apology from bosses at a popular U.S. airline after he was booted off a plane on Tuesday (27May14) following a dispute with a flight attendant. The hip-hop veteran and his new wife, Althea Hart, were asked to leave the Southwest Airlines aircraft during a stopover in Chicago, Illinois after he lost his temper and yelled at the stewardess, who had quizzed the couple about its first class seats.
In video footage of the bust-up, taken by another passenger and obtained by TMZ.com, Benzino can be heard cursing at the staff member, calling her a "racist motherf**ker" and a "racist b**tard".
The rapper, whose father was from Puerto Rico and mother from Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, has now opened up about the incident, revealing he launched into the expletive-filled rant because he felt he and his wife were being racially profiled.
He tells TMZ.com, "They basically were talking to me very disrespectful and came at me inappropriate (sic). That's why I was upset about the situation. I am not the one to scream the race card (sic) unless I truly believe I am being treated not equal (sic)."
Benzino, who was en route to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, complained about the alleged treatment to customer service officials and was handed a voucher for $200 (£125) to make amends for the bad experience.
The incident ended an eventful Memorial Day weekend in Vegas for the star - he wed his girlfriend at Sin City's famous Little Wedding Chapel during the trip.
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolato spent his Memorial Day weekend bequeathing listeners of the To the Best of Our Knowledge radio program with new information about the upcoming second season of his celebrated HBO series. While we still have no word on who'll star in the sophomore round of philosophically dense, delightfully grim hours of criminal investigation (Brad Pitt is up in the air and Jessica Chastain broke our hearts with a resounding "no"), we are now privy to some interesting details about the characters, setting, and plot. And it all sounds a little bit... familiar.
Courtesy of Uproxx, we have Pizzolato's quotes about the next story he plans to tell: "Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one ..." Tacking this onto the last batch of info we heard about True Detective (via EW), things get somewhat eerie: "The basic idea: Hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system."
Taken independently, each one of these elements sounds none too suspicious. But when you slap 'em all together, you can't help but wonder if Pizzolato is upping the ante on his devotion to source material since Season 1's adherence to the Robert W. Chambers short story "The King in Yellow." This time around, it doesn't seem like True Detective is looking to literature to guide its story, but to another show. A show we all know, all love. A show that still exists. In our minds, our hearts. All around us. Everywhere we look.
That's right. True Detective Season 2 sounds exactly like Full House.
Think about it:
It's bumping up to three leads...
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Takes place in California, but not Los Angeles...
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And focusing on the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system (you know, like a bridge)...
As Pizzolato puts it, the season is about bad men...
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And hard women...
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And will really delve into the psychosphere ambiance...
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That's right. So don't worry if the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV, and all the other tenets of predictability seem to have faded away. Because time is a flat circle.
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