The Killing star Jamie Anne Allman is a new mum after giving birth to a baby girl on Wednesday (21May14). The actress and husband Marshall Allman only confirmed reports they were expecting a third child a few weeks ago and now the baby has been born.
The actress took to Twitter.com on Thursday (22May14) to announce the happy news, writing, "We are excited about our new addition to the family June Joanne Allman 5.21.14."
The Allmans also have 15-month-old twin sons, who were born 81 days prematurely and spent almost three months in hospital before the couple was allowed to take them home.
The Notebook star Jamie Anne Allman is pregnant with her third child. The actress and her husband, True Blood's Marshall Allman, will become parents next month (Jun14), according to Us Weekly.
The couple wed in 2006 and became parents to premature twin boys Asher and Oliver in January, 2013. The boys were born 81 days before their due date and spent almost three months in hospital before they were allowed to go home.
The Allman's third child will be a girl.
The Notebook star Jamie Anne Allman is a first-time mother after giving birth to twin boys. The actress and her True Blood hunk husband Marshall Allman welcomed sons Asher James and Oliver Charles on 31 January (13), but were only recently able to take their sons home after they were born 81 days before their due date.
She tells UsMagazine.com, "Oliver was 2 lbs., 11 oz., and he was discharged at 7 lbs., 7 oz. Asher was 3 lbs., but he was discharged from the hospital at 8 lbs., 1 oz."
And the new mum reveals the labour experience was traumatic because her husband threw up and passed out in the delivery room: "I was so nervous because I wanted to help him and I couldn't do anything. So I just said, 'You gotta get out of here!' He started crawling out of the operating room on all fours. We'll never forget that one because he videotaped the babies coming out, and right when they came out, boom! The camera stops."
Meanwhile, Jamie Anne admits she's glad her pregnancy is over after spending weeks on bed rest suffering from gestational diabetes.
"She adds, "I puked seven to 12 times a day, and then I peed my pants every time I puked. I popped blood vessels all around my eyes from every time I vomited, and, if I moved slightly, I would puke, so I couldn't really walk to the bathroom...Then I got a bladder infection."
However, the actress insists she and her brood are now as healthy as ever, explaining she feels "totally" great and happy to have two "normal" kids.
The couple has confirmed they are about to become parents for the first time, and the new arrival will be a double bundle of joy.
A statement from the stars, released to People.com, reads, "We were ecstatic to find out we were pregnant and overjoyed to learn they were fraternal twins.
"Twins run in both of our families so we were prepared for the possibility, but we know we’re gonna need all the prayers and help we can get.”
The couple married in 2006.
Theatrics slapstick and cheer are cinematic qualities you rarely find outside the realm of animation. Disney perfected it with their pantheon of cartoon classics mixing music humor spectacle and light-hearted drama that swept up children while still capturing the imaginations and hearts of their parents. But these days even reinterpretations of fairy tales get the gritty make-over leaving little room for silliness and unfiltered glee. Emerging through that dark cloud is Mirror Mirror a film that achieves every bit of imagination crafted by its two-dimensional predecessors and then some. Under the eye of master visualist Tarsem Singh (The Fall Immortals) Mirror Mirror's heightened realism imbues it with the power to pull off anything — and the movie never skimps on the anything.
Like its animated counterparts Mirror Mirror stays faithful to its source material but twists it just enough to feel unique. When Snow White (Lily Collins) was a little girl her father the King ventured into a nearby dark forest to do battle with an evil creature and was never seen or heard from again. The kingdom was inherited by The Queen (Julia Roberts) Snow's evil stepmother and the fair-skinned beauty lived locked up in the castle until her 18th birthday. Grown up and tired of her wicked parental substitute White sneaks out of the castle to the village for the first time. There she witnesses the economic horrors The Queen has imposed upon the people of her land all to fuel her expensive beautification. Along the way Snow also meets Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) who is suffering from his own money troubles — mainly being robbed by a band of stilt-wearing dwarves. When the Queen catches wind of the secret excursion she casts Snow out of the castle to be murdered by her assistant Brighton (Nathan Lane).
Fairy tales take flack for rejecting the idea of women being capable but even with its flighty presentation and dedication to the old school Disney method Mirror Mirror empowers its Snow White in a genuine way thanks to Collins' snappy charming performance. After being set free by Brighton Snow crosses paths with the thieving dwarves and quickly takes a role on their pilfering team (which she helps turn in to a Robin Hooding business). Tarsem wisely mines a spectrum of personalities out of the seven dwarves instead of simply playing them for one note comedy. Sure there's plenty of slapstick and pun humor (purposefully and wonderfully corny) but each member of the septet stands out as a warm compassionate companion to Snow even in the fantasy world.
Mirror Mirror is richly designed and executed in true Tarsem-fashion with breathtaking costumes (everything from ball gowns to the dwarf expando-stilts to ridiculous pirate ship hats with working canons) whimsical sets and a pitch-perfect score by Disney-mainstay Alan Menken. The world is a storybook and even its monsters look like illustrations rather than photo-real creations. But what makes it all click is the actors. Collins holds her own against the legendary Julia Roberts who relishes in the fun she's having playing someone despicable. She delivers every word with playful bite and her rapport with Lane is off-the-wall fun. Armie Hammer riffs on his own Prince Charming physique as Alcott. The only real misgiving of the film is the undercooked relationship between him and Snow. We know they'll get together but the journey's half the fun and Mirror Mirror serves that portion undercooked.
Children will swoon for Mirror Mirror but there's plenty here for adults — dialogue peppered with sharp wisecracks and a visual style ripped from an elegant tapestry. The movie wears its heart on its sleeve and rarely do we get a picture where both the heart and the sleeve feel truly magical.