Actress Milla Jovovich is pregnant with her second child. The former model and her filmmaker husband Paul W. S. Anderson are preparing to welcome another member to their family.
Jovovich made the announcement on her Facebook.com page on Monday (18Aug14), revealing that the next instalment in her Resident Evil franchise will be put on hold due to her pregnancy.
She wrote, "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But... My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!
"So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE (Resident Evil) movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol (laugh out loud)! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes..."
She continued, "In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!"
Jovovich, 38, has been open about her eagerness to have another child sooner rather than later, recently telling Britain's Hello! magazine that having another baby is her "number one priority".
The model-turned-actress first met Anderson when he directed the 2002 Resident Evil film, and they welcomed daughter Ever Gabo in 2007. The pair exchanged vows in 2009.
Actress Milla Jovovich is eager to expand her family with husband Paul W. S. Anderson, insisting having another child is her "number one priority". The Resident Evil star, 38, welcomed daughter Ever Gabo with filmmaker Anderson in 2007, and the model-turned-actress wants to have a second baby before it's too late.
She tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I want to have a baby and that is my number one priority. If I don't do it now, it will get more difficult the older I get.
"Ever is always talking about how much she wants to be a big sister. I have to do it before she is too old to enjoy it. I don't have all the time in the world to think about it."
Jovovich is also taking time away from work to focus on her family and reveals she has turned down a number of movie projects as a result.
She continues, "I have been saying no to everything. There is talk of doing another Resident Evil (film) at the end of next year, but I don't want to do anything before that. I'm happy being a stay-at-home mum. Mum world is amazing.
"When I'm home I'm not feeling any anxiety or stress over work, I'm a different person. My relationship with my husband becomes closer, too, when I'm relaxed, and that is really important if you want to have another baby."
In Hollywood, it’s not uncommon for the stars to meet on set and fall in love. Usually, it’s the leading man making the leading lady swoon. But actors and actresses aren’t the only ones who wind up together. Sometimes, it’s the director who gets the girl.
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman
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Prior to her marriage, Beckinsale had been in a relationship with actor Michael Sheen for 8 years. But on the set of Underworld in 2003, she fell for her then-married director, Wiseman. The following year they were married. All parties involved, except Wiseman’s first wife, have said there was no infidelity. The couple have remained friends with Sheen, who starred alongside Beckinsale in Underworld. Aside from that franchise, Wiseman has also cast Beckinsale in his film, Total Recall.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
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These two met on the set of the 1996 comedy film, The Cable Guy, which Apatow was producing. Since their 1997 marriage, Apatow has cast his wife in: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Drillbit Taylor, Funny People, and This Is 40. Not only has his spouse appeared in his films, but their two daughters, Maude and Iris, have made it into a few films as Mann’s on-screen children.
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson
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This couple met on the set of Jovovich’s most popular film, Resident Evil, in 2002 which Anderson was the director and producer for. The two dated first then had a child in 2007, before getting married in 2009, all while continuing to work on the franchise that brought them together. Anderson isn’t the first director Jovovich has wed. In 1997 she married her The Fifth Element director, Luc Besson, but divorced him two years later.
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg
This Texas-born actress met Spielberg when she was cast as the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 1984. The two married in 1991, after Spielberg’s controversial and costly divorce from his first wife, Amy Irving.
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton
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The pair first connected during filming Planet of the Apes in 2001. While they’ve never actually gotten married, they’ve been a couple for the last 13 years and have 2 children together. Burton is not shy from having his partner in his films; Carter has appeared in: Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows.
Actress Maya Rudolph has avoided a fine from California authorities by finally filing her baby daughter's birth certificate - almost a year after the tot was born. The Bridesmaids comedienne and her longtime partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, never announced the arrival of their fourth child and the news only emerged in September (13) after Rudolph was photographed carrying a swaddled baby through Los Angeles International Airport.
She has since made the kid's birth official by lodging documents at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (29Jul14).
The birth certificate, obtained by editors at TMZ.com, reveals the little girl was born at home on 1 August, 2013 and was named Minnie Ida Anderson, after her maternal grandmother, late singer Minnie Riperton.
California law requires new parents to file birth certificates before the baby turns one, or face a fine.
Rudolph and Anderson are also parents to Pearl, eight, Lucille, four, and three-year-old Jack.
The stars of Baywatch are reportedly set to reunite on the big screen for an unofficial spoof of the classic U.S. TV show.
The B Team, a comedy loosely based on actors in a lifeguard series, is set to reunite many of the show's original stars, including David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Alexandra Paul, while veteran British actor John Cleese is onboard to play the villain.
Paul, who played Stephanie Holden in Baywatch, says of the project, "The B Team is an action comedy with some reality thrown in. We play ourselves, so the audience might not know what is true-to-life and what is made up for the movie... This movie is about taking the p**s out of ourselves and going behind that one dimensional image people have of actors they see on TV... There are going to be assumptions the television show in question is the one we actually all were on. But no, it most definitely is not. It is not."
The producers do not have the rights to use the Baywatch name, but they will reportedly be using jokes to cover the gaps.
The film's director, Chris Cottam, adds, "It becomes a running joke (that we can't mention Baywatch)... It's a comic device that gets us through a lot of issues."
Country hitmakers John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters are set to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The four musicians will be feted by officials at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) at the Music City Center in the Tennessee capital in October (14).
Pat Alger, Chairman of the NSAI Board of Directors, says, "Here in Nashville where the music industry has always been built on a foundation of great songs written by legendary songwriters, each year only a few are elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"This year we are very pleased to welcome the class of 2014: Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters in the songwriter category; Paul Craft in the veteran songwriter category and John Anderson as our songwriter/artist."
Douglas is known for penning songs for Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert, who scored huge success with The House That Built Me, while Peters wrote McBride's Independence Day and The Chill Of An Early Fall for George Strait.
Craft famously created Ray Stevens' novelty smash It's Me Again, Margaret and singer/songwriter Anderson is famed for tracks like Swingin, Seminole Wind and Shuttin' Detroit Down, which he co-wrote for John Rich.
Last year's (13) honourees included Alabama star Randy Owen and singer Jeffrey Steele.
British character actor Francis Matthews has died, aged 86. The TV regular provided the voice of Captain Scarlet in puppet-maker Gerry Anderson's 1960s TV show, and portrayed private detective Paul Temple in the BBC series of the same name from 1969.
Matthews also appeared in Hammer horror films including The Revenge of Frankenstein and Dracula: Prince of Darkness and the Morecambe and Wise movies The Intelligence Men and That Riviera Touch.
He was cast as puppet hero Captain Scarlet because he sounded like movie star Cary Grant, and ironically voiced Grant in the 2004 TV movie Cary Comes Home.
Matthews' final credit came in 2012's Run For Your Wife.
A campaign by stars including Sir Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to save an abused elephant is finally over after the creature arrived at a welfare sanctuary on Friday (06Jun14). Officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched a drive to save Sunder from seven years of misery at the Jyotiba Temple in Maharashtra, India in 2012.
They enlisted stars including The Beatles legend McCartney, Baywatch actress Anderson, and Indian screen favourite Bachchan to help publicise the campaign, and the celebrities finally had something to celebrate on Friday when the poorly pachyderm arrived at an animal sanctuary near Bangalore.
The transfer came after judges at the Supreme Court of India ordered the implementation of a Bombay High Court order to release Sunder to the elephant care centre by 15 June (14).
Sir Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson are celebrating after finally winning their long-running campaign to free an abused elephant from captivity in India. The Beatles legend and the former Baywatch beauty joined forces to back a drive by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to release Sunder from seven years of misery at the Jyotiba Temple in Maharashtra.
In 2012, McCartney wrote to Indian government officials, urging them to step in and end the beast's suffering, but despite promises Sunder would be rehoused at a nature reserve, the process of moving the elephant has dragged on ever since.
Now judges at the Supreme Court of India have ordered the implementation of a Bombay High Court order to release Sunder to an elephant care centre in Bangalore by 15 June (14).
A PETA spokeswoman says, "Despite every obstacle thrown in his path, this abused young elephant will now be on his way to safety. Sunder has known only cruelty, misery and neglect. By upholding the Bombay High Court order, India's Supreme Court has made clear that cruelty to elephants, even in the name of religion, will no longer be tolerated. We are grateful to the Indian judiciary for giving Sunder the opportunity to be rescued."
Pamela Anderson and Sir Paul McCartney are fighting for the speedy release of an Indian elephant injured in captivity. The former Baywatch star and the rocker jumped into action when officials at animal rights group PETA exposed the conditions the creature, named Sunder, was being kept in.
In their expose, they claimed the elephant had been kept chained in the dark for seven years at the Jyotiba Temple in Maharashtra.
Both stars sent letters to Indian officials urging them to step in and free Sunder, and late last month (Apr14) they received the news that the elephant was to be moved to a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre near Bangalore after an intervention by the country's Forestry Minister Dr. Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam.
But the celebrations have been cut short because the process of moving Sunder is proving to be slow.
When a fan asked Anderson for an update on Sunder on Facebook.com on Wednesday (21May14), the actress responded, "Poor beautiful Sunder - it's progressing - but not fast enough. A lot of politics. PETA has lawyers - undercover footage - it's a desperate situation. Heart Breaking (sic)."
Meanwhile, PETA bosses have revealed an examination of Sunder uncovered a massive wound on his left hind limb as a result of his chained existence.
Sunder has to be moved to the sanctuary before the upcoming monsoon season.