Jenny Mccarthy's 12-year-old son Evan walked her down the aisle at her wedding to Donnie Wahlberg.
The model-turned-TV personality married the New Kids on the Block star on 31 August (14), and the big day was made even more special as she had her son by her side. McCarthy tells People.com, "He came up to me and said, 'I have the most important job at the wedding', and I said 'You do,' and then the time came where he walked in the door in his little tuxedo... Donnie helped him get dressed, and then he met me and said, 'You ready?' "He put out his little arm, and we walked down the aisle, and the officiator said, 'Who's giving away this girl?' And he raised his arm, 'I am.'"
McCarthy was also thrilled that her son's involvement did not stop there - he also planned a surprise speech for the bride.
She adds, "He grabbed the microphone and said, 'Can I say a few words?' He was like, 'I love my stepdad, I'm so glad for my mom, we're going to make a great family.' And it was really beautiful."
The new Mrs. Donnie Wahlberg was funnier and skinnier than ever when she sat down with Hollywood.com and discussed losing weight for her wedding and not slowing down post-View. Checkout our exclusive video:
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The newlywed is moving onto bigger and better things than daytime TV - dirtier, sexier, funnier things. Her Sirius XM show Dirty, Sexy, Funny starts back up in October on Stars Channel 109 Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. - the time slot right after Howard Stern. McCarthy told us, “Obviously there is not a better lead-in than Howard Stern in radio. And I guess by following him, it leaves me to go anywhere I want.” McCarthy will be covering topics from sex to humor to dating, marriage, and more. “I wanna kind of always keep it open. Even revenge on your exes, stuff like that.” -- Uh oh, watch out Jim Carrey! Previous episodes of McCarthy's Sirius XM show are currently available On Demand on the Sirius XM app and feature guests like Howard Stern, Perez Hilton, Chelsea Handler, Jason Biggs and her new husband Donnie Wahlberg. The show is very raunchy and certainly lives up to its name. McCarthy is one “dirty bird” - check it out.
McCarthy is also in the midst of a Dirty, Sexy, Funny comedy tour she put together with all female comedians with the blessing of the late Joan Rivers. Rivers praised McCarthy for giving female comedians a platform with this tour. McCarthy told Hollywood.com: “She really appreciated it because she did the same thing. She cheered women on.… I, like everybody, miss her already dearly.”
The Dirty, Sexy, Funny comedy tour will be in Clearwater, Florida, on September 20, Las Vegas on September 26, and Detroit on October 17. Click here to checkout the full list of tour dates and to buy tickets to a show near you. McCarthy said it best, “These chicks are funny.… Come and enjoy it.”
Fun fact: McCarthy’s favorite show is Bar Rescue on Spike TV. Lookout for the show's host Jon Taffer as a potential future guest on McCarthy's Sirius XM show.
Jenny Mccarthy has already lost her wedding ring less than a month after exchanging vows with actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg. The model-turned-TV personality wed the New Kids on the Block hunk on 31 August (14) near her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, but she lost the band he gave her on their big day following a sex session on honeymoon.
During an interview with New York morning chat show Good Day NY on Monday (15Sep14), she admitted she took the ring off before a romantic encounter with her new husband, and it disappeared.
McCarthy revealed, "We were staying in a hotel and you can't have a wedding ring on... it's a little hard to get romantic with diamonds on your hand.
"I removed it and put it on the room service table and they (staff) came and turned down the room and the ring was gone."
But McCarthy isn't too upset about the loss of her ring, adding, "If you’re gonna lose your wedding ring, you should lose it that way."
She's still hoping someone finds it, realises what it is and returns the ring: "They could have maybe not seen it, or it could have gone under a dish and (been) thrown away on accident.
"But I’m missing it today! I keep going, 'Where is my ring?' But Donnie and I are both laughing that at least we lost it for the best reason possible!"
McCarthy added a thick gold band with diamonds on her big day, to match the already impressive yellow sapphire engagement ring Wahlberg gave her when he popped the question in April (14).
Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and ex-boyfriend 50 Cent helped comedienne Chelsea Handler wrap up her late-night E! TV show, Chelsea Lately, after seven years on Tuesday (26Aug14). Bullock and Aniston joined another of Handler's best pals, actress Mary McCormack, to stage a mock intervention and hold the host exactly what they thought of her.
McCormack blamed the funny lady for wrecking her acting career and landing her with a bad reputation, while Aniston criticised Handler for stealing "everything I do", adding, "I introduced you to my yoga teacher (and) you stole my yoga teacher," and, "You're not fooling anyone with those blue eyes... I mean seriously, who dyes their eyes? That's just weird."
The former Friends star then took aim at her pal's hygiene issues, explaining, "My security guard caught you douching with Listerine!"
Bullock, who told Handler "You still scare me a little", scolded her pal for teasing lesbians, adding, "You're either into girls or you're not".
The Gravity star then brought Handler's "ex-lover" 50 Cent onto the studio stage, insisting he was the last thing that was cool about the host.
The comedienne appeared thrilled to see her ex, who she admitted she hadn't seen since they split.
She told the rapper, "I wanted to apologise because I did end our relationship abruptly and I know you didn't come on the show for many years... but I want you to know that I have not dated a black man since.
"They say, 'Once you go black, you never go back...' You come running back!"
She then joked, "But seriously, are you over me?"
The rapper then performed new single Watch Me with his rap collective G-Unit before walking off stage hugging his ex, who could be heard saying, "Thanks, babe."
Handler wrapped up the hour-long special with a performance from Miley Cyrus, who sang Roy Orbison's It's Over, dressed in a western style shirt and red pants, before Gwen Stefani led an all-star choir with a send-off spoof of USA For Africa's We Are The World.
The celebrities who joined her, Handler, 50 Cent, Bullock, Aniston and McCormack onstage included Vanessa Hudgens, Fergie, Trace Adkins, Avril Lavigne, Gerard Butler, Alanis Morissette, Kate Beckinsale, Justin Theroux, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Dave Grohl, Leann Rimes, Sammy Hagar, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Knoxville, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Anna Faris.
A Banksy art piece, titled Mobile Lovers, has helped bosses of a cash-strapped boys' club in England keep the place open. The artist's original piece appeared in a doorway in Bristol in April (14), sparking a dispute over who owned it, and prompting the elusive Banksy to write to the hard-up Broad Plain Boys' Club, alerting volunteers and staff it was theirs.
The artwork has now been sold to a private collector, allowing club bosses to keep their social setting open for "a few years".
Mary McCarthy, of MM Contemporary Arts, who negotiated the sale, tells the BBC, "I won't be revealing the buyer, but it's a private individual, a philanthropist who was very keen on investing in young people's institutions. I was able to find a buyer of significant value to be able to support them, not forever, but a little nest egg for a few years.
"It's a very generous gesture by Banksy, and it's noteworthy that an artist risen from the street has given back so prominently to the street."
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has all about taken over the planet this weekend, but for the spandex weary among us, there is some salvation out there. While it might not seem to be the case, there are other films hitting multiplexes this weekend, none of which feature a talking racoon. Seek out these films for some refreshing, comic book free counterprogramming.
Guardians of the Galaxy's use of '70s arena rock has me craving something a little more funky?Then check out the James Brown biopic Get On Up, where Chadwick Boseman brings the Godfather of Soul back from the dead with vibrant performance.
Enough with these movies based on the funny pages! How about something a little more literary?If you're craving to use your noggin a bit this weekend, check out Child of God, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name directed by James Franco.
I want to watch American Pie, multiplied by Risky Business, and flogged on the head by the Disney Channel.If you really like Selena Gomez (and we mean really) you might want to check out Behaving Badly.
No more high energy space hijinks. I like my comedy like I like my coffee: dark, gritty, and depressing.Well you're in luck. Director John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson have teamed up once again with Calvary, a film about the Catholic Church sex scandal. Hilarious.
Rapper Iggy Azalea has added five more Teen Choice Awards nominations to her resume after the prizegiving's second shortlist was unveiled on Thursday (17Jul14). The star earned just one nod for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist when the first wave of nominations were announced last month (Jun14), but now her smash hit Fancy will battle for the titles of Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song and Choice Summer Song.
She has also landed a double mention for Choice Single Female Artist for Fancy and her Ariana Grande collaboration Problem, while the two pals will face off for the honour of Choice Summer Music Star: Female.
Grande is in the running for Choice Break-Up Song too, for her Break Free track with Zedd.
Meanwhile, comedy sequel 22 Jump Street will be a strong contender in the movie categories, picking up nods for Choice Summer Movie and Choice Movie Chemistry for stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Both actors are also up for Choice Summer Movie Star alongside Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Dwayne Johnson (Hercules).
In the TV category, Pretty Little Liars continues to dominate with three nominations in the Choice Summer TV Star shortlist for Tyler Blackburn, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell. Fellow cast members Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will contend for Choice TV Female Breakout Star and Choice TV Villain, respectively.
The winners will be announced on 10 August (14).
Summer at the movie theater generally means one thing: big-budget popcorn films packed with explosions, robots, superheroes, aliens, or a combination of all four. But even though we're currently in the middle of blockbuster season, that doesn't mean that action movies or outrageous comedies are your only option for summer entertainment. This also happens to be the best season for indie movies, and low-key, high-brow alternatives to the obnoxious, annoying and/or unintelligent blockbusters are flooding into theaters everywhere. So, when you're tired of being dragged along to yet another movie where superheroes punch each other or people (unrealistically) run away from explosions in slow motion, or you're forced to endure another onslaught of unfunny, overly-crude humor, why not take spend the afternoon with one of these indies (opening on or around the same dates) instead?
Instead of Tammy, Try Life Itself (Opens July 4) Melissa McCarthy makes her screenwriting debut in Tammy, a film about a woman searching for a new lease on life on a road trip with her alcoholic, diabetic, inappropriate grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon). But if you’re looking for a quieter – if no less cinematic – celebration of life, try Life Itself, the documentary about the life and career of the legendary film critic Roger Ebert. It’s an uplifting, fascinating look at a man who made film criticism accessible to the public and became the definitive voice of entertainment and cinema, even when he could no longer speak. Although it probably won’t have as many pratfalls as Tammy is likely to have…
Instead of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Try Boyhood (Opens July 11) In many ways, Caesar, the simian overlord from Planet of the Apes and Mason, the titular boy at the heart of Boyhood, are on a similar journey. Both are discovering their full potential, both are dealing with a growing sense of responsibility and pressure from the people around them and both are experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. It just so happens that Caesar’s growing pains have to do with the new monkey-led nation he’s establishing and Mason’s are the result of the ups and downs of the normal teenager experience.
Instead of Sex Tape, Try Mood Indigo (Opens July 18) At the box office, summer love is generally interpreted as a raunchy comedy, and this year’s offering is Sex Tape. However, there is a sweeter, more romantic alternative hitting theaters the same day: Mood Indigo. Directed by Michel Gondry, it’s a surreal love story about two newlyweds (Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris), whose relationship is tested when it’s discovered that a flower is growing in her lungs. A little offbeat, very dreamy, and wonderfully heartwarming, it’s a sweet summer treat. Plus, it has just enough special effects to satisfy any lingering desire for big-budget spectacle.
Instead of Lucy, Try Happy Christmas (Opens July 25) Summer movie season isn’t known for having a notable amount of female-fronted films, but 2014 has several lined up. The big-budget option is Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson as the only person in the world who is able to unlock and control the full potential of her brain’s capacity, but if you’re not in the mood for shooting, explosions and special effects, you can instead check out Happy Christmas, which opens the same day. Anna Kendrick stars as an irresponsible young woman who moves in with her brother (Joe Swanberg), his wife (Melanie Lynskey) and their infant son without any warning, and her slow, rocky journey towards adulthood.
Instead of Guardians of the Galaxy, Try The Trip to Italy (Opens August 15) Equal parts comedy and action, Guardians of the Galaxy is about a band of misfits who come together to save the universe. The Trip to Italy has a bit less action and a lot more impressions, but it too centers on a pair of misfits (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon), who are on mission to travel around Italy, review restaurants and annoy the crap out of each other. Watching these two trade jokes and attempt to one-up each other is quite possibly the most pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon.
Instead of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Try Love Is Strange (Opens August 22) Six years after the first Sin City hit theaters comes A Dame to Kill For, which sees Josh Brolin’s Dwight hunted down by the woman he loves (Eva Green), and brings back several of Frank Miller’s classic characters – well, the ones that weren’t brutally killed anyway. But if you’re in the mood for a more low-key love story, try Love Is Strange, a film about a middle-aged gay couple forced to live with friends after one of them loses his job at a Catholic school. Part love story, part family dramedy, part fish-out-of-water tale, it’s a funny, original take on the marriage plot, anchored by excellent performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.
Instead of The Expendables 3, Try The Congress (Opens August 29) If you’re a fan of actors in a career renaissance and action films, but you’re looking for something a bit more inventive than Stallone and Co. blowing things up, The Congress might be the film for you. The sci-fi film centers on a fictionalized, down-on-her-luck version of Robin Wright agrees to allow a studio to digitize her likeness for a future Hollywood. However, the studio will have complete control over her image for the rest of time, and Wright has no say in what or who they turn her into. Just as exciting, but much more stimulating and creative, The Congress is a perfect alternative to your standard action fare.
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Bill Murray is basically playing Royal Tenenbaum in the new film St. Vincent, and it's as spectacular as any Royal Tenenbaum fan might expect it to be.
See what we mean? It's basically this scene, but for a whole movie:
Throw in a little Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Naomi Watts (who just played Diana, Princess of Wales) as a woman of the night, and you have a possibly epic production. St. Vincent hits theatres October 24, 2014.
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Tammy isn't a raunchy, wild, slapstick-heavy Step Brothers-style comedy. It may seem as such from its marketing campaign, which features Melissa McCarthy dancing like a goon in the middle of a fast food parking lot before holding up the joint with a fake gun and a paper bag mask. But it's actually a rather serious film, following McCarthy's title character as she treks aimlessly around the Midwest with her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon) in tow. There are jokes, sure... but they're not very good. More prevalent is the drama — the emotional storyline that sees both Tammy and Grandma Pearl coming to terms with the complications of their lives... but that part is also not particularly good.
Everything about Tammy is unclear. We don't know when we're setting up for a laugh or a whimper. We don't know what we're supposed to think about McCarthy's hero: is she a dolt? A blowhard? A sweet gal with a prickly surface? Does she have any self-awareness at all? Is the silly shtick just overcompensation for sadness? Yes to all. At various points in Tammy, we see McCarthy embody different types of characters, ones that conflict with one another entirely. Just as confusing as the tone of the film is the nature of the woman to whom we're meant to anchor.
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But Tammy isn't entirely charmless, oddly. As far from "good" as its jokes and emotional material seem to sit, they also pretty effectively avoid "bad." Tammy stays smack dab in the middle of comedy and drama, but also in the qualitative middle. It's usually pleasant, often dull. It's primary flaw, perhaps, is in its inability to keep us invested in where it is headed. Although we have absolutely no idea what this movie is up to, we very rarely care.
Still, we have to tip our hats to the always charming Sarandon (playing well above her age as McCarthy's grandma), and the comically proficient Gary Cole (an alcoholic himself who aims to woo the wayward Pearl), and a general, if even a little mysterious, air of affability. Tammy won't bust your gut or move you to tears — though it tries to do both — but it won't exactly bore you to tears either. In its unique form, it ends up oddly intriguing. Just... not that intriguing.
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