Actress Jenna Fischer is a mother for the second time after secretly welcoming a new baby last month (May14). The star of U.S. TV show The Office and her husband Lee Kirk have confirmed to E! News that their second child was born in May.
A joint statement issued by the new parents reads, "We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Marie Kirk. Born May 25, 2014. The family is doing great. We are happy, healthy and sleepy."
Fischer and Kirk, who married in 2010, are already parents to son Weston, who was born in 2011.
Former The Office star Jenna Fischer is pregnant. The actress and her husband, screenwriter Lee Kirk, are expecting their second child this summer (14).
Fischer and Kirk are already parents to son Weston Lee, who was born in 2011.
The couple wed in 2010 in a ceremony officiated by TV presenter and Survivor host Jeff Probst.
The pregnancy news comes just days after Fischer's former on-screen husband John Krasinski welcomed his first child, daughter Hazel, with wife Emily Blunt.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, you better go big or go home. That rule applies to the television shows that air episodes after the big game ends, and none of them took that adage more seriously this year than New Girl, who recruited legendary musician Prince for a guest starring role. But while some loved his television debut, and all of the funk that he brought with him, others felt that there was something missing from his small screen moment.
Of course, Prince is not the first celebrity to play himself on a sitcom, and he likely won't be the last. We've rundown the best celebrity sitcom appearances, and graded them, based on their ability to be a good sport, their place in the sitcom's universe, and most importantly, whether or not they were actually funny. So, who were the best, and who were better off sticking a sock in it?
Prince, New Girl Role in Story: After Jess and Cece almost get run over by a car, the driver invites them to a fancy party at her boss' mansion. Her boss: Prince. While there, Jess undertakes Prince's montage of spiritual training to figure out why she's so afraid to tell Nick she loves him. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: No. It's f**king nonsense. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 5/5. The whole episode is everyone fawning over Prince (including Prince). They even retconned high school-era Nick as a Prince fan, which doesn't really add up to his curmudgeonly, feelings-hating ways. Self-Mockery of the Role: 3.5/5. To be fair, he did come off as quite an oddball. Celeb's Comic Ability: 3.5/5. Prince actually can handle a joke better than you'd think. Overall Grade: A purple stain on the record of the music artist and this once clever show.
Adam Sandler, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Role in Story: Sandler was a guest at an auction of Greek antiquities that Peralta and Santiago infiltrated to locate a jewel thief. They found the thief, but not before Peralta and Samberg exchanged some witty banter, and Samberg got the rest of the guests to bid on stuffing his dirty sock into Peralta's mouth. Charming. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: Sort of. It makes sense that Peralta and Santiago would run into some powerful people at an art auction, but the fact that it was Sandler made it feel random. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 2/5. He was definitely shown to be cooler than Peralta and smarter than people would assume, but mostly he was there to pick on Peralta and be picked on himself. Self-Mockery of the Role: 4.5/5. One of the best jokes came when Peralta asked what role Kevin James was playing in Samberg's upcoming film about the Russian Revolution, to which Sandler replied: "Oh, ha ha. It's a serious film ... Trotsky." Celeb's Comic Ability: 4/5. He's famous for being funny, and he was, but it was all pretty one-note. Overall Grade: Better than That's My Boy, but not quite as good as Happy Gilmore.
James Franco, 30 Rock Role in Story: Franco was pretending to date Jenna Maroney in order to keep paparazzi from finding out about his true love, a body pillow named Kimiko. Later in the episode, Liz shares a wild night with James and his "lady," one that she very much regrets in the morning. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: Perfect sense, as weird as that sounds. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 3/5. He wasn't fawned over, but he wasn't completely dismissed, either. Self-Mockery of the Role: 4/5. What better way to poke fun at how weird Franco is than by revealing that he's dating a body pillow? Celeb's Comic Ability: 4/5. He's best known for his comedy, whether its scripted or not. Overall Grade: Almost as funny as him releasing a new edition of As I Lay Dying with a photo of himself on the cover.
Jean Claude Van Damme, Friends Role in Story: Van Damme was starring in a film, and the gang sneaks onto the set to help Ross track down his former pet monkey, marcel. Rachel and Monica compete for the action star's attention, until he proposes they have a threesome with Drew Barrymore, at which point, they promptly dump him. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: A little bit. Do we believe that Ross would go on a city-wide search for a monkey? Yes. Do we believe Rachel and Monica would compete over a guy? Sure. But do we believe anyone would ever let these people anywhere close to a movie star? No way. Not even Joey. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 4.5/5. It was a plot all about how good looking he was. Self-Mockery of the Role: 2/5. He was a little cocky, but it was mostly about how good looking he was. Celeb's Comic Ability: 2/5. Granted, he only had about two lines, but it wasn't particularly comedic. Overall Grade: Nowhere near as epic as the viral wiveo where he's doing the split.
Stan Lee, The Big Bang Theory Role in Story: Thanks to their friend Stuart, the gang gets to meet Stan Lee and have him sign their comic books - everyone except for Sheldon, who has to appear in court on a traffic summons. To make it up to them, Penny takes Sheldon to Stan's house, uninvited, and when he sarcastically invites Sheldon into his house, Sheldon enthusiastically accepts, resulting in a new restraining order that he can hang next to the ones from Leonard Nimoy and Carl Sagan. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: Yes. Sheldon would completely overreact about missing the chance to hang out with his hero, and Stan Lee would definitley have a restraining order taken out against him. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 4/5. He's treated like the god he is to comic book fans. Self-Mockery of the Role: 3/5. It's mostly Sheldon who gets mocked, but having him get frustrated by the "fanboys" who won't leave him alone was a nice touch. Celeb's Comic Ability: 3.5/5. He doesn't have a lot to do, but he's good at what he does. Overall Grade: Better than a gift basket, not as awesome as an autographed napkin from Leonard Nimoy. Jon Voight, Seinfeld Role in Story: George purchases a car under the pretenses that its previous owner was none other than Jon Voight (knowing not that the real previous owner was John Voight, a dentist). Later on, Kramer accosts Voight in order to find out the truth behind the automobile's ownership, only to have his arm bitten by the angry film legend. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: It's Seinfeld, so... sure. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 2/5. George was thrilled that he was in possession of Voight's car, comparing him favorably to the likes of (pfft!) Liam Neeson. But Self-Mockery of the Role: 5/5. Voight's small onscreen appearance made him out to be a lunatic. Celeb's Comic Ability: 5/5. Nobody bites Michael Richards like Joe Buck.Overall Grade: One of my personal favorite Seinfeld episodes, which is saying a lot.
Luis Guzman, Community Role in Story: Dean Pelton wants to make a new commercial to help boost enrollment at Greendale, so he recruits the school's most famous alum, Luis Guzman, to star in it. Unfortunately, by the time he shows up on campus, the commercial has gone from Apolocalypse Now to Hearts of Darkness. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: With a show this weird, anything's possible. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 2/5. One the one hand, he's Greendale's most famous alumnus. On the other, he's Greendale's most famous alumnus. Self-Mockery of the Role: 5/5. Although the joke was on Dean Pelton and Greendale, Guzman's allowance of his likeness as a Greendale Community College alum is something that only someone with a great sense of humor would do (case in point: Mark Hamill said 'no' to Dan Harmon and co). Celeb's Comic Ability: 4/5. Even before he shows up onscreen, we're already laughing. Overall Grade: As awesome as a Kickpuncher marathon.
Andy Richter, Arrested Development Role in Story: Unfortunately, he can't stop running into the Bluth family wherever he goes. Eventually, he gives in, and helps Michael attempt to get the Bluth family bopic off the ground. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: Yes, but weirdly, his four brothers are a better fit for the Bluth family's antics. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 1.5/5. He's famous enough to get into the Ealing Club, but not so famous that people can't tell him apart from his brothers. Self-Mockery of the Role: 5/5. One point for each Richter quintuplet. Celeb's Comic Ability: 4/5. He's Conan's sidekick, and don't you forget it. Overall Grade: Like the Bluth's chicken dance: weird, nonsensical, and delightful.
Sinbad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Role in Story: After Dennis checks into rehab to help the sales of his erotic memoirs, he is forced to share a room with Sinbad and Rob Thomas. And Sinbad doesn't like him. Not one bit. Of course, like most things on this show, it all turns out to be a drug-induced hallucination. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: Without the drugs? Not really. But as a terrible hallucination? Totally. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 4/5. He runs that rehab center, and he will make everyone his b**ch. Self-Mockery of the Role: 4/5. Nobody was expecting Sinbad to be the foul-mouthed bad boy of the rehab center. Celeb's Comic Ability: 4/5. And if you don't think he's funny, he'll have Rob Thomas beat you with a slipper. Overall Grade: Solidly on par with the rest of the gang's get-rich-quick schemes.
Joe Biden, Parks and Recreation Role in Story: Through his campaign work in Washington, Ben is able to introduce Leslie to her biggest crush: Vice President Joe Biden. For once in her life, Leslie is speechless. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: It's a little hard to believe Ben would be connected enough to meet the VP, but there's no ay that Leslie would not have met Joe Biden eventually. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 4/5. There is nothing on this planet that Leslie loves more than Joe Biden. Nothing. Not even waffles. Self-Mockery of the Role: 1/5. Leslie shows him a little too much respect, if anything. Celeb's Comic Ability: 3/5. He doesn't have any funny lines, but Biden's a naturally funny guy. Just Google him. Overall Grade: Better than a waffle tower.
Stevie Wonder, The Cosby Show Role in Story: Denise and Theo get into a car accident with Stevie Wonder's chauffered limo. As an apology, he invites the Huxtables to the studio for a jam session. Does That Make Any Sense in the Show's Universe: That doesn't make sense in any universe, let alone this one. Self-Aggrandizement of the Role: 3/5. The Huxtables are understandably starstruck, but he's pretty humble and down-to-earth. Self-Mockery of the Role: 1.5/5. He cracks a few jokes, but neither he nor the show actually mock him. Celeb's Comic Ability: 2/5. Those few jokes a pretty good, but he's not there for the comedy. Overall Grade: Not nearly as iconic as Dr. Huxtable's collection of sweaters. Follow @hollywood_com
Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman thrilled fans of the sci-fi show by making a special appearance at a convention in London on Friday (22Nov13) to kick off a weekend of 50th anniversary celebrations. The outgoing Time Lord and his companion headed to London's ExCel centre to launch the 50th anniversary event, which runs until Sunday (24Nov13), and they met fans from all over the world who had travelled to the British capital for the convention.
Smith told reporters at the event, "We're very proud, it's a great privilege to be here. It's a great privileged to be the incumbent Time Lord... It's great fun and it's great fun for the fans."
Coleman adds, "We've got such an international crowd here... From Turkey, France, Brazil, Mexico, and meeting all these people who have travelled all this way just to be here for this weekend to say, 'Happy birthday', it's great."
Smith will bow out of the role in a special 50th anniversary episode of the popular show, which will air simultaneously in countries around the world on Saturday night (23Nov13), and he adds of his final appearance, "It's a celebration and we hope everyone is going to enjoy it."
Adult actress Jenna Jameson is returning to the porn industry, five years after declaring she would never strip off on camera again. The busty blonde famously announced she was quitting porn at the Adult Video News Awards in 2008, but financial woes have since prompted her to take up work as a webcam model, undressing and performing sex acts online in exchange for tips, reports TMZ.com.
The 39 year old, who recently lost her Hollywood mansion to foreclosure, tells the website, "My motivation (for signing up for the webcam work) is taking care of my family and having fun and pleasing all of my fans."
Ironically, news of Jameson's return to porn emerges just a day after she appeared in a pre-taped interview on U.S. TV show Oprah: Where Are They Now?, on which she insisted she was not interested in big money offers to reprise her X-rated career, claiming her life has become "100 per cent about being a mother" to her four-year-old twins, Jesse and Journey.
Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on the programme, which aired on Sunday (10Nov13), she added, "I've had a lot of people question me saying, 'Why haven't you made a comeback? It'd be easy for you to make multi-millions off of one or two scenes.' And to be honest, I made a promise to my children when they were in my tummy that there is no way I would ever, ever, ever go back."
The pre-votes are in, and we finally have the nominee list for the 2014 People's Choice Awards thanks to the People's Choice blog. And man, oh, man is it a hefty list.
With a total of 58 categories, the awards show covers music, movies, and television with categories from "Favorite Action Movie Star" to "Favorite TV Anti-Hero" to "Favorite TV Bromance." This year's top contenders are Glee (with 8 nods), Katy Perry (5 nods), and Sandra Bullock (5 nods). And don't worry about Bullock's Gravity co-star George Clooney feeling left out — the two of them snagged a nod for "Favorite Duo." (You already know what we think about their magical pairing.)
We've got the entire list of nominees for you... have fun scrolling!
Favorite MovieDespicable Me 2Fast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Monsters UniversityStar Trek Into Darkness
Favorite Movie ActorChanning TatumHugh JackmanJohnny DeppLeonardo DiCaprioRobert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie ActressGwyneth PaltrowJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie DuoChris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Action MovieFast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Star Trek Into DarknessThe WolverineWorld War Z
Favorite Action Movie StarBrad PittChanning TatumHugh JackmanRobert Downey Jr.Vin Diesel
Favorite Comedic MovieGrown Ups 2The Hangover Part IIIThe HeatInstructions Not IncludedWe’re the Millers
Favorite Comedic Movie ActorAdam SandlerBradley CooperChris RockJames FrancoZach Galifianakis
Favorite Comedic Movie ActressEmma WatsonJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Dramatic MovieCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Great GatsbyLee Daniels’ The ButlerPrisoners
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorChanning TatumChris HemsworthHugh JackmanLeonardo DiCaprioRyan Gosling
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressAmy AdamsEmma StoneHalle BerryOprah WinfreySandra Bullock
Favorite Family MovieDespicable Me 2Monsters UniversityOz the Great and PowerfulPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersThe Smurfs 2
Favorite Horror MovieCarrieThe ConjuringHansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersInsidious: Chapter 2Mama
Favorite Thriller MovieA Good Day to Die HardThe CallNow You See MeRed 2White House Down
Favorite Network TV Comedy2 Broke GirlsThe Big Bang TheoryGleeHow I Met Your MotherModern Family
Favorite Comedic TV ActorChris ColferDarren CrissJesse Tyler FergusonJim ParsonsNeil Patrick Harris
Favorite Comedic TV ActressJane LynchKaley CuocoLea MicheleMelissa McCarthyZooey Deschanel
Favorite Network TV DramaChicago FireThe Good WifeGrey’s AnatomyNashvilleParenthood
Favorite Dramatic TV ActorJim CaviezelJosh CharlesKevin BaconMark HarmonPatrick Dempsey
Favorite Dramatic TV ActressJulianna MarguliesMariska HargitayPauley PerretteSandra OhStana Katic
Favorite Actor in a New TV SeriesAndy SambergJonathan Rhys MeyersJoseph MorganMichael J. FoxRobin Williams
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyAnna FarisMing-Na WenRebel WilsonSarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite TV Crime DramaBonesCastleCriminal MindsThe MentalistNCIS
Favorite Competition TV ShowAmerica’s Got TalentDancing with the StarsMasterChefThe VoiceThe X Factor
Favorite Cable TV ComedyAwkward.Cougar TownHot in ClevelandMelissa & JoeyPsych
Favorite Cable TV DramaDownton AbbeyPretty Little LiarsSons of AnarchyThe Walking DeadWhite Collar
Favorite Premium Cable TV ShowCalifornicationGame of ThronesGirlsHomelandTrue Blood
Favorite Cable TV ActressAngie HarmonClaire DanesCourteney CoxLucy HaleMaggie Smith
Favorite TV Anti-HeroDexter Morgan (Dexter)Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)Norman Bates (Bates Motel)Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Favorite TV BromanceBlaine & Sam (Glee)Ryan & Esposito (Castle)Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (The Big Bang Theory)Ted, Marshall & Barney (How I Met Your Mother)
Favorite TV Gal PalsCaroline & Max (2 Broke Girls)Lily & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)Meredith & Cristina (Grey’s Anatomy)Penny, Bernadette & Amy (The Big Bang Theory)Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite On-Screen ChemistryCastle & Beckett (Castle)Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)Derek & Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time)Kurt & Blaine (Glee)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowBeauty and the BeastOnce Upon A TimeSupernaturalThe Vampire DiariesThe Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorAndrew LincolnIan SomerhalderJared PadaleckiJensen AcklesStephen Amell
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressEmilia ClarkeGinnifer GoodwinKristin KruekNina DobrevTatiana Maslany
Favorite TV Movie/MiniseriesAmerican Horror StoryBehind the CandelabraThe BibleSharknadoThe White Queen
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)Ellen DeGeneresKelly Ripa & Michael StrahanDr. Phil McGrawRachael RaySteve Harvey
Favorite New Talk Show HostArsenio HallBethenny FrankelJenny McCarthyQueen LatifahRoss Mathews
Favorite Late Night Talk Show HostConan O’BrienDavid LettermanJimmy FallonJimmy KimmelStephen Colbert
Favorite Streaming SeriesArrested DevelopmentBetween Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisHouse of CardsLosing It with John StamosOrange Is the New Black
Favorite Series We Miss Most30 RockBreaking BadDexterFringeThe Office
Favorite New TV ComedyBrooklyn Nine-NineThe Crazy OnesDadsThe GoldbergsThe Michael J. Fox ShowThe MillersMomSean Saves the WorldSuper Fun NightTrophy Wife
Favorite New TV DramaMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.BetrayalThe BlacklistDraculaHostagesOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandThe OriginalsReignSleepy HollowThe Tomorrow People
Favorite Male ArtistAviciiBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeMichael Bublé
Favorite Female ArtistBritney SpearsDemi LovatoKaty PerryP!nkSelena Gomez
Favorite Breakout ArtistAriana GrandeAustin MahoneIcona PopImagine DragonsLorde
Favorite Pop ArtistBritney SpearsBruno MarsDemi LovatoJustin TimberlakeKaty Perry
Favorite Country ArtistThe Band PerryBlake SheltonCarrie UnderwoodLady AntebellumTaylor Swift
Favorite Country Music IconAlan JacksonGeorge StraitTim McGrawToby KeithWillie Nelson
Favorite Hip-Hop ArtistDrakeJay ZKanye WestLil WayneMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite R&B ArtistAlicia KeysCiaraJustin TimberlakeRihannaRobin Thicke
Favorite BandImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicParamore
Favorite Alternative BandFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMumford & SonsMuseParamore
Favorite SongJust Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)Roar (Katy Perry)When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)
Favorite AlbumThe 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)Based on a True Story… (Blake Shelton)Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)To Be Loved (Michael Bublé)
Favorite Music VideoBest Song Ever (One Direction)Heart Attack (Demi Lovato)Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Roar (Katy Perry)Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Favorite Music Fan FollowingBritney Army (Britney Spears)Directioners (One Direction)KatyCats (Katy Perry)Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)Lovatics (Demi Lovato)
We're impressed you read the whole list.
The 40th annual show will be hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings on CBS on Jan. 8 at 9 PM. Final voting ends on Dec. 5.
Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum feared she would faint at the Oscars after pregnancy hormones left her feeling light-headed on the red carpet. The Step Up star was six-and-a-half months pregnant when she stepped out to support husband Channing Tatum at the Academy Awards in February (13) and she reveals she had to unzip the back of her dress while watching the live show to avoid passing out.
She says, "I walk the Oscars and I'm like, 'I'm good, my hormones, I'm a little hot, but this is OK though'. We sit in the third row. I'm literally (next to) Jessica Chastain and Meryl Streep and all these people and then Seth (MacFarlane, the host) comes out and I'm like, 'OK here we go, I'm excited,' and I sit and all of a sudden I'm like, 'Oh no, oh no...'
"It takes you over, I'm like, 'Am I going to pass out, am I going to faint...? I can't do this, I cannot be the person that passes out live at the Oscars'. So I discreetly reach back and undo my dress a little bit, and I was like, 'Aah,' and I sat there. So nobody knows that I sat there the whole time with my dress completely undone."
The actress gave birth to her first child, Everly, in London in May (13).
"What did I do in a past life? What did I do that was so good to have this amazing life with all these hot men? I mean, it's insane! I literally go to work with the nicest, sweetest, good looking men and then I come home to the nicest, sweetest, good looking man." Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum can't believe her good fortune. She's married to movie hunk Channing Tatum and gets to work with Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso on new TV show Witches of East End.
Former porn star Jenna Jameson insists exhaustion was to blame for a disastrous live TV interview in America on Monday morning (21Oct13), during which she slurred her words and seemed a little confused. The busty blonde raised concerns for her health after she was featured looking disorientated as she promoted her new fiction book, Sugar, on breakfast show Good Day NY.
Jameson, who has battled substance abuse in the past, has since cleared up speculation she was under the influence during the Fox network interview, insisting she was just suffering from a lack of sleep.
She tells TMZ.com, "(I was) very tired. I was exhausted."
Jameson hit headlines last year (12) after she was hit with a DUI charge for crashing her car in Orange County, California. She was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to take a three-month alcohol education programme after reaching a plea deal to keep her out of jail.
Former porn star Jenna Jameson has lost her Hollywood mansion to foreclosure after allegedly falling behind on her mortgage. The busty blonde was ordered to pay just over $2 million (£1.3 million) in June (13) to settle her debt, but she failed to hand over the sum, prompting bank bosses to claim ownership of the property.
It was placed up for auction earlier this month (Oct13) and went under the hammer for $1.85 million (£1.2 million), according to editors at TMZ.com.
Jameson purchased the home in 2006, but had been renting it out in recent years while she lived in Orange County, California.