Icarly star Jennette Mccurdy is dating basketball star Andre Drummond after they struck up a flirty friendship on Twitter.com. The blonde actress fell for the towering sportsman after he made his interest in her public by tweeting photos of her as part of a 'Woman Crush Wednesday' event on the microblogging website.
And the pair proved the power of social networking when they later hooked up for a date, according to TMZ.com.
McCurdy and Detroit Pistons star Drummond seemingly went public with their blossoming relationship on Tuesday (03Sep13) when they were spotted hand-in-hand leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles after a romantic meal.
U.S. basketball ace Royce White is at the centre of a police probe over claims he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, according to a new report. Officers received details of model Tania Mehra getting a cut above her eye during an incident at the sportsman's home in Houston, Texas in June (13), but she told cops she had fallen over.
Now Mehra has filed a follow-up report insisting the injury was sustained when Royce assaulted her during an argument, according to TMZ.com.
An unnamed officer tells the website, "The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA (National Basketball Association) and did not want the incident to damage his career."
Actor Chris Hemsworth was out of his comfort zone playing motor racing ace James Hunt in new movie Rush as he hates driving fast. The Australian heart-throb steps into the Formula 1 legend's shoes in the film, which tells the story of Hunt's track battles with his arch rival Niki Lauda in their 1970s heyday.
But the role was a tough one for Hemsworth to pull off - he hates travelling at speed and even urges his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, to slow down when she is at the wheel.
Hemsworth tells British magazine Seven, "(Our car) has a babyseat and surfboard in the back, it's a pretty mellow thing. I go, 'Slow down, what's the rush, there's a red light.' She says, 'Shut up, when did you become a driving instructor?'"
Jessica Simpson has hit back at her critics for making catty remarks about her weight when she was pregnant. The 33-year-old American actress/singer has frequently met with comments about her expanding waistline, but she has revealed the remarks were particularly vicious when she was pregnant with her daughter Maxwell and son Ace.
She tells UsMagazine, "We are creating a human life. I think we get every excuse to eat a doughnut. It's very hurtful, especially when you're so emotional and going through all of these hormonal changes... I am just one of those pregnant women who gains a lot of weight. I have really big boobs. Even trying as hard as I did with Ace I still gained."
Another day, another Star Wars Episode VII casting rumor. First, there was fevered speculation over whether Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford would return to J.J. Abrams' continuation of George Lucas’ saga. Still no official confirmation there, but it seems likely. Then the rumor mill went really crazy, suggesting that Ryan Gosling is being considered (he wasn’t interested) and that so is Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (he might be). The source of much of this speculation? Online fanboy haven Latino Review, which has also suggested of late that both Ian McDiarmid will return as the Emperor and Ewan McGregor as the Force Ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Well, now Latino Review has a new rumor: that Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer and Peter Pan’s Rachel Hurd-Wood have auditioned, for the parts of Luke’s son and Leia’s daughter respectively. This being Latino Review, there might be nothing to it. But both Pettyfer and Hurd-Wood do look somewhat like the characters they’d play, if they remain anything like how they are in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. These are the two roles they might be playing:
Ben (pictured above on the cover of Aaron Allston's Legacy of the Force: Fury) was Luke’s only child with his late wife Mara Jade. He’s earnest and eager but has a long way to go to be as seasoned as his father. The Expanded Universe has explored the Star Wars timeline to about 40 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and Luke became a father relatively late. This means that, in the novels, like the most recent entry, Troy Denning’s Crucible, a book that may be the end of the post-ROTJ EU as we know it, Ben’s only about 16. Assuming that Abrams is working on a film that fits into the existing canon (and, yes, the EU is canon according to Lucasfilm itself) Pettyfer would seem to be a bit old for the part — though 23-year-olds plays 16-year-olds all the time. Of course, Abrams has also shown with Star Trek Into Darkness that he doesn’t give a damn about canon, and if Disney is looking for a wholesale reboot they may not be either. Why not make Ben a twentysomething character?
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If Hurd-Wood is indeed playing Han and Leia’s only daughter — and last surviving child, period — she’s facing an age discrepancy too. She’s only 23, and Jaina’s about 33 in Crucible. It seems unlikely she’d be playing older than her own age, so they could be adjusting Jaina for the movies as well. Not to mention that she will face a big challenge: Jaina’s one of the single most compelling characters ever to come out of the Expanded Universe. She’s such a formidable warrior — not to mention Rogue Squadron pilot — that she’s been dubbed “Sword of the Jedi.” Most famously, she dueled and defeated her even more formidable brother Jacen, after he’d turned to the Dark Side, become the Sith Lord Darth Caedus, and assumed leadership over the Galactic Alliance. And she was able to do that because, while Luke trained under Yoda, Jaina not only received instruction in the Jedi arts she trained with Boba Fett as well. Basically, in any just universe, Jaina should be the star of Episode VII. And by all accounts this movie will have a female lead. If Jaina is the star, there’s another possibility who Pettyfer could be in talks to play…
Jaina’s love interest in the novels, and eventual husband, is Jagged Fel, an ace starfighter pilot who also becomes the noble leader of what’s left of the Empire. When Jaina and Jag marry, it’s symbolic closure to the Rebels versus Empire days of the Original Trilogy. Pettyfer could be playing this character, as well, though Jag seems a less likely import from the novels.
Another possibility too is that Pettyfer is playing Ben Skywalker, but Hurd-Wood is playing his love interest. In the Fate of the Jedi series, Ben sparred, and eventually fell in love, with this tattooed young Sith apprentice. She’s about his age and possesses flaming red hair like his deceased mother Mara Jade — and like Hurd-Wood. The two characters approach life from radically different points of view, which could make for built-in screwball chemistry, something the saga could sorely use. Or it could be that Hurd-Wood is playing a young Mara Jade in flashbacks! Or that she’s really set to play Hapan Queen Mother Tenel Ka Djo. Or that Pettyfer is set to play the young host body of the reincarnated Emperor. No, wait that’s gotta be Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Discuss! Discuss! DISCUSS!
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Jessica Simpson is finally ready to tie the knot with fiance Eric Johnson after her wedding was derailed by two pregnancies. The star became engaged in 2010 and originally wanted to marry after welcoming daughter Maxwell Drew in 2012, but after she fell pregnant again with son Ace Knute, she had to postpone her nuptials again.
Now the couple is ready to walk down the aisle and Simpson reveals she has started planning her big day.
Unveiling her son in a photoshoot with Us Weekly magazine, she says, "We have started talking about it (wedding) again. It's good because we ended up changing our minds about the original plan. We now have a where and when.
"Everybody has just been so anxious for us to get married - including us. And everyone has watched our love develop throughout becoming parents. When we actually do get married, it will be that much more intimate and beautiful. I don't think there will be a dry eye in the place."
"Pregnancy is a lot. It was hard to do so close together. I have this huge sense of accomplishment and I feel in my heart that I'm done. But, obviously accidents do happen." Jessica Simpson isn't planning on having more kids after falling pregnant with her son Ace Knute seven months after the arrival of her daughter Maxwell Drew.
"It meant a lot to have everyone be really joyful and cheerful. It was a good family connection that we hadn't had in a long time." Jessica Simpson on having her both her parents together for her son Ace Knute's birth. Joe and Tina Simpson divorced in April (13) after 34 years of marriage.
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson has shown off her newborn baby son Ace Knute for the first time and revealed she is not planning on having any more kids. Simpson became a second-time mum in June (13) when she and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed Ace, who is a brother for their 15-month-old daughter Maxwell.
The doting parents are revelling in looking after the new addition to their family but Simpson has revealed she does not want to extend their brood any further - barring accidents.
Unveiling Ace in a photoshoot for U.S. magazine UsWeekly, she says, "With two kids, we have our hands full, but every day is a new adventure. It's fun! I feel very at peace with being a mom.
"Pregnancy is a lot (of work). It was hard to do two so close together. I have this huge sense of accomplishment, and I feel in my heart that I'm done. But obviously, accidents do happen!"