Actress Majandra Delfino has become a second-time mother after welcoming a baby boy with her husband David Walton. The Roswell beauty and actor Walton, who are already parents to a daughter named Cecilia, welcomed baby Louis in Los Angeles last week (10Nov13), a month before his due date.
Walton tells People.com, "Louis is as healthy as can be... We couldn't be happier with our very early Christmas gift."
The actors married in Miami, Florida in 2011 and welcomed 17-month-old Cecilia in June last year (12).
"I would like more. I would have another one right away. We've talked about it. He's pretty awesome." Actor Chris Pratt is eager to give 15-month-old son Jack a sibling. The boy is his first child with wife Anna Faris.
Actor Idris Elba has opened up about his desperate life just before he landed a role in cult drama The Wire, revealing he was broke and expecting a child. Now a well-off movie star and DJ, the Brit admits times were very tough when he first left London and attempted to find acting work in New York.
He tells Playboy, "I lived in a van for about three months. It was a gold and brown Astra with brown velour seats. I was going through a tough time with my then-wife, and the money that I made under the table as a DJ went to make sure she was OK.
"I'd had three or four years of unemployment, not getting acting jobs... My wife was about eight and a half months pregnant by the time I got the news I was going to be on The Wire. If I didn't get it, I was going to leave the U.S. We knew that if I didn't have acting work after my daughter was born we would be up s**t street."
It's the perfect album to score angry journaling, but can Jagged Little Pill be successfully adapted to Broadway? News broke last week that Canadian pop star turned poster child for late '90s female disillusionment Alanis Morissette is working on adapting the album that made her a household name for the stage. What could that possibly look like?
Whether or not we have faith in the idea, her collaborater Tom Kitt lends some expertise to the project. He worked with Green Day to develop the stage version of American Idiot a few years back. While that show didn't have much of a story to speak of, at least the punk trio's score sounded rich and full with a chorus of Broadway voices belting it. But American Idiot is also a concept album with a thematic throughline, if not a complete narrative. Jagged Little Pill on the other hand, is all over the place, from the white-hot rage of "You Oughta Know" to the chill "Hand in my Pocket" to the openly affectionate "Head Over Feet." Not to say that one person can't experience all those emotions in rapid succession (or even at the same time — we've all had those days). Morissette is a complicated lady — just like the rest of us — and it was that multifacetedness and honesty that drew us all to her in the first place. But when it comes to big-budget musicals, simpler usually fares better.
What this show needs is a solid book that divides the album's track listing among fully-realized characters and a truly kick-ass unknown to play our fictionalized Alanis, whatever they'll be calling her. If it works, it might just be spectacular. Cyndi Lauper collected a Tony Award for her composition efforts this year. Could Alanis be next?
British folk star Roy Harper is facing charges after he was accused of sexually abusing a young girl more than four decades ago. The 72-year-old musician, who has previously collaborated with Pink Floyd, is facing nine charges relating to alleged offences which are said to have taken place between 1975 and 1977.
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police says, "The summons relates to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and four counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14. The charges are in connection with offences alleged to have taken place in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim."
Harper has been summoned to appear at Hereford Magistrates' Court in England on Monday (18Nov13). He was not arrested in connection with the alleged offences, but agreed to be voluntarily interviewed by police earlier this year (13).
Emma Thompson has written a handbook about sex and emotion to guide her daughter through life after experiencing a horrific ordeal as a child in which she was allegedly molested by an elderly man. The British actress has revealed she was targeted by an elderly magician at a birthday party when she was just eight years old, alleging he made a shocking sexual advance towards her.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "My parents brought him to the house for my party... He was an old man with grey hair. And he took me behind a door and said, 'Would you like a sweetie (sic)?'
"I said, 'Oh yes please,' but I had a funny feeling. He gave me the sweet and said, 'Will you give me a kiss?' And I said yes. So I went up to kiss him on the cheek and he planted his mouth on mine, stuck his tongue im my mouth and wiggled it about. I thought it was my fault, children always think it's their fault."
Thompson insists the experience encouraged her to write a handbook for her 13-year-old daughter Gaia to highlight the current sexual pressures youngsters face, which she believes have become much worse through social media.
She adds, "There are so many more pressures. The sort of sexual questions being put to young kids is horrifying to me, but that's what's out there, boys and girls watching pornography, boys showing girls hardcore porn on their iPhones.
"I'm in a constant state of anxiety but I know these kids have to negotiate these thickets by themselves. We can only help by listening, being aware, by not turning away and by not saying, 'Oh, that's all so disgusting I can't even think about it.'
"So I wrote my daughter a handbook about where emotions are felt in the body, about sexual feelings and the connection between sex and emotions. And I drew pictures and said, 'You know, you can sometimes feel things in your loins you don't feel in your heart, and you need to look at that. If you listen to what's going on in your emotional language, you will be able to keep the sexual activities safe.'"
Jennifer Love Hewitt's fiance has been cleared over an alleged altercation with a photographer in September (13). Actor Brian Hallisay was allegedly involved in a tussle with a paparazzo in Los Angeles, but the L.A. County City Attorney has now decided against prosecuting him.
The decision was made due to a lack of evidence, reports TMZ.com.
The snapper filed a battery report after the alleged run-in outside a restaurant in Brentwood.
Hallisay proposed to the Ghost Whisperer star in June (13) and the pair, which met on the set of The Client List, is expecting its first child together.
Simon Cowell's pregnant girlfriend has finalised her divorce and agreed to keep her seven-year-old son with her ex away from the music mogul. Socialite Lauren Silverman's husband of 10 years, Andrew, filed for divorce in New York in July (13), shortly after news leaked that she was carrying Cowell's baby.
The former couple managed to avoid a nasty court battle by reaching a mutual settlement in August (13), with Lauren receiving just over $2 million (£1.34 million) as per the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement.
Andrew Silverman had initially cited adultery for the split, but changed his reasoning to state that the marriage had "broken down irretrievably".
They agreed to share joint custody of their only child, Adam, with his mum receiving $3,000 (£2,000) a month in child support. The divorce was recently signed off by Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer.
However, the stipulations for custody have been made very clear - Cowell must stay away from Adam until January, 2015, or risk having to pay a $50,000 (£33,330) penalty, and the boy cannot call anyone other than his biological parents mother or father, reports TMZ.com.
Andrew has also agreed not to talk trash about The X Factor boss to Adam or allow anyone else around the kid to make cutting remarks about Cowell.
Lauren is due to give birth to Cowell's baby son in February (14).
"I'm obsessed with doing manicures. I'd be totally fine with that (being a manicurist), but my mum was like, 'Do me a favour, we've worked so hard for this (acting career), if you are going to be a manicurist, make sure that you own the salon and you're not working there'. But I would do a little salon because I love doing my friends' manicures." Child star Bailee Madison, 14, plans to launch her own beauty salon in the future.
Director Lee Daniels decided to 'come out' as gay when he was a teenager in an attempt to upset his abusive father. The filmmaker has spoken candidly about his troubled relationship with his police officer dad William, who was killed in the line of duty when Daniels was 15.
In a new interview with Out magazine, the 53 year old reveals the extent of the violence he suffered at the hands of his father, explaining he was regularly beaten for acting effeminately and was even dumped in a trash can when he was caught wearing a pair of his mother's high heels.
The director admits he told his family the truth about his sexuality to get back at his father.
He tells the publication, "When I came out it was because I loathed my dad so much - I couldn't understand how you could, with an extension cord, beat a 45-pound kid just because he's aware of his femininity."
However, Daniels insists the trauma he suffered as a child moulded his vivid imagination, likening himself to the abused teen in his acclaimed 2009 movie Precious.
He adds, "For me it really created a world where I understood Precious, where you learn the power of the imagination."