Reality TV star-turned-fashion expert Kristin Cavallari is celebrating after giving birth to her second son. The 27 year old and her husband, American football quarterback Jay Cutler, welcomed baby boy Jaxon Wyatt Cutler to the world on Wednesday (07May14).
The Hills star announced the happy news on Instagram.com with a photo of a blue-striped baby hat and hospital bracelet wrapped around a pair of suede booties.
She also took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Welcome Jaxon Wyatt Cutler. 7lbs (pounds) 11oz (ounces) 5/7/14."
The newborn joins the couple's 19-month-old son Camden.
Cavallari confirmed reports she was expecting her second child in October (13) and unveiled the baby's gender in February (14), tweeting, "We couldn't be more excited!"
The star wed the Chicago Bears quarterback last summer (Jun13).
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Reality TV star-turned-fashion icon Kristin Cavallari is not enjoying her second pregnancy, revealing she feels "gross" and unsexy. The former The Hills star is expecting her second child with sportsman husband Jay Cutler and admits she's struggling as a mum-to-be.
Cavallari tells In Touch magazine, "You just feel gross. I live in leggings. I need to get it together and maybe put in a little effort to feel better about myself.
"I'm still really tired. It gets better after the first trimester, but it never really goes away."
She is scheduled to give birth this spring (14) and hopes she gets back to feeling like her old self again faster than she did after baby Camden was born 17 months ago.
She adds, "Breast-feeding helped me last time, but it took me a solid seven months to feel good in my body again."
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Former U.S. reality TV star Christina Schuller is expecting her first child. The Laguna Beach star and her husband Chad Sinclair will become parents next year (13).
Announcing the news on her website, she writes, "It's time to spill the beans... I'm having a baby in May! This is way harder than I thought it was going to be. Luckily I haven't felt too nauseous, but the way I like to explain the way I feel on a daily basis is that I'm hungover 24/7 but obviously haven't been drinking... ya it sucks."
Her announcement comes just days after it was revealed her ex co-star Kristin Cavallari is expecting a second tot with her American footballer husband Jay Cutler.
U.S. reality star Kristin Cavallari is pregnant with her second child. The former The Hills star and her American footballer husband Jay Cutler have confirmed the happy news to to E! Online.
The couple is already parents to Camden, who turned one year old in August (13).
Cavallari, who now works as a correspondent for E! News, wed the Chicago Bears quarterback in Tennessee in June (13).
One of the most laugh-out loud shows is back on the air. I'm talking about The League. It's definitely a show for adults, so make sure the kids are asleep or you run the risk of having to explain certain bodily functions a long time before you were ready to.
The premise of the show is simple: A group of friends who play fantasy football together navigate life's weird situations.The cast of characters include an overly-laid back guy who is still searching for love, a husband and wife who go to great lengths to beat each other in fantasy football, a lawyer who has a wife who is way out of his *ahem* league, a dermatologist who has huge self-esteem issues and a stoner.
Pro athletes often make cameos on the show. For instance, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife, Kristen Cavallari, have appeared this season to continue a storyline from last year. Previous guests have included Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and several Dallas players. Non-athlete guest stars have included Seth Rogen, who plays a porn director. Andy Roddick's wife, swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker, even had a recurring role. Yes, I told you: Make sure the little ones are in bed before watching.
What I love about the series is that it's semi-scripted with a ton of it being ad-libbed. That lends an authenticity to the conversations, rather than a scripted feel. I'm also a huge fantasy football player, but the show doesn't pander only to that crowd. There's plenty of scenarios that revolve around real life and the happenings of families. There are a ton of 'No...they didn't!' moments. The actors themselves aren't that well-known, though Katie Aselton did star in Black Rock, a horror film, last summer and Nick Kroll has his own show on Comedy Central. You don't feel like any particular one eclipses the other, though.
Definitely add this one to your starting lineup.
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Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari found herself in police custody in Chicago, Illinois on Friday morning (06Sep13) after a mix up over her driver's licence. The former The Hills star, who is married to American footballer Jay Cutler, took to her Twitter.com page to reveal all about her legal run-in, suggesting she was busted for not having a valid driver's permit.
In a post online, she wrote, "Who knew having a California driver's license in Illinois was a CRIME to be escorted to the police station to post bail?!! What a morning."
Cavallari has been spending time in the state with her husband, who plays for the Chicago Bears, but she insists she isn't a full-time resident of Illinois: "I still have an apartment in LA so I'm a resident of California."
Drivers in Illinois are required to apply for a new state licence after living in the area for 90 days, or face citation.
The Chicago Bears quarterback originally popped the question to Cavallari in April, 2011, but they called off their engagement three months later. The couple reunited and the wedding was back on in autumn (11), but the former The Hills star reveals her man's proposal was far less romantic the second time around.
The 25 year old tells E! News, "It was so silly. I was in the airport, leaving Chicago (Illinois). We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like, 'Oh, shall we get married?' We're like, 'Yeah, OK.'
"Then he sent my ring in the mail. So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on."
It made perfect sense during last night's episode of New Girl that Nick wanted to get a turtle, his spirit animal, as a pet. Not only do the two bear a striking physical resemblance, but both species move through life at a pace that best suits them and can hide under their shells when they feel threatened or scared. But even if you live with a turtle, or in the case of Schmidt, the elusive Nick Miller for a decade, if you're a sensitive person, their utter lack of care or returned love will eventually wear you down. That's exactly what happened during "Models," an episode that somehow found balance as it see-sawed between spot-on analysis of lifelong friendships and a truly unfortunate product placement scene. While Nick may have wanted a turtle, the last thing he wanted was a cookie. Or, at least, a cookie that was given to him by his best friend of 10 years because said best friend was just thinking about him. Now, I won't begin to pretend to understand the male psyche and how they can be so detached from their feelings, so having a character like Nick to watch is like getting an insightful and terrifying look inside. After Schmidt brings Nick a cookie just because, as friends do, the gesture knocked over the emotional dominoes between the three guys in the apartment. When Nick tells Schmidt he never thinks about him during his day, the admission understandably upsets Schmidt. (In a nice change of character pacing, Max Greenfield got to play a more down-to-Earth, vulnerable side of Schmidt.) Winston takes his side, knowing all too well what it's like trying to break into "The Cold-Hearted Republic of Nick Miller." Nick Miller who can't be bothered to say goodnight, Nick Miller who truly believes "nobody buys anybody a cookie for no reason," Nick Miller who gets upset by the fact that his best friend loves and cares for him too much. Left to the devices of any other actor, Nick would probably look like the biggest jerk on television, but thankfully it's done with understated brilliance by Jake Johnson. Whether you know someone like Nick (I'd venture to guess that New Girl creator Liz Meriwether has a Nick in her life), or you are a Nick, Johnson's performance manages to make a complex character that's both insightful and relatable. Not something that can often be said about a sitcom character. Johnson stole the show last night, both with his hilariously curmudgeon facial reactions to his completely sincere conversations with both Schmidt and Winston, but Jess as well. I'm a sucker for any Jess and Nick moments, flirtatious or otherwise, but their scene in last night's episode was one of my favorites. When the two find themselves in the midst of respective friend fights (more on Jess' in a bit) Nick asks her if she thinks they'd be friends with their old friends if they met them today. (In a flashback we see that a horrendously mustachioed Nick met a Ramen-eating Schmidt in college and against all logic, they became pals.) It's a question anyone with a lifelong friend asks themselves at some point, and Johnson hit all the right notes in the scene. The guys eventually patched things up (as unconventional a sitcom as New Girl may be at times, it's still a sitcom) and all of them had a good cry and a good hug about it. As infuriating as a friend like Nick can be, you can't stay mad at him for too long. After all, under that shell he's just a big ol' softie. Besides, how could you get made at a guy who mistakes eye shadow for shoe polish and says things like this: "The only time a man is allowed to think about another man is when that man is Jay Cutler." "I can't go around saying goodnight to everyone and buying cookies. I am not a titan of finance, sir." "They were out of turtles. I bought a tiny cowboy hat for nothing." "I've got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms." "You're the only turtle I want." See? Impossible to stay mad at him for long. Jess, on the other hand — well, she can be even tougher to love at times. While the boys were having their own rift, so were Jess and Cece (Hannah Simone.) On Cece's birthday, Jess unwillingly joined her best friend and her admittedly god awful model friends (please, New Girl writers, I beg of you to get rid of the insufferable, unfunny, and indistinguishable Nadia character) for a night on the town. It all goes to hell in a designer handbag when a fed-up Jess airs her grievances about her best friend (namely, that modeling has made her dumber) all within earshot of Cece. This storyline walked the line of totally believable and relatable (best girlfriends absolutely hold onto childhood traditions like watching Clueless and can bounce back from just about any fight) to downright silly (boob fights aren't a thing.) While it packed one of the downright funniest moments ever on New Girl, when we discover that Jess actually resembles a monkey from a (fake, sadly) Russian cracker commercial, it also packed the single-most cringe-inducing. Now, I understand product placement is a thing that happens on TV. It happened on Friends with their massive Diet Coke campaign, it happened when Subway kept Chuck and Cougar Town on the air a little bit longer. But it still didn't make it any more fun to watch Deschanel have to do a demanding physical comedy routine while a veritable Ford commercial played over her. Still, I shouldn't judge. That's the very thing that found Jess in hot water when she judged Cece's life choices, from her diet to her career. But she, like anyone with a lifelong best friend, came to the realization that we don't love our friends in spite of these things that make them them, but because of them. That we often find someone who is different from us (Jess admits Cece is braver than she ever could be) to balance us out. That if we met them today, maybe we wouldn't be friends, but that's exactly why we met them when we did, so we could be friends as fate intended it. New Girl, let's be friends forever. Or at least a solid few more seasons. What did you think of last night's New Girl? Would you agree that Jake Johnson made the episode all his? Is Brian Austin Green your favorite rapper, too? Did you catch that little (500) Days of Summer nod when they played Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams"? Does it seem like the show is emphasizing Zooey Deschanel's sex appeal more and more each week? Share in the comments section, Gigglebangs Ricebowl.
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