The X-Men beauty, who is married to actor Jerry O'Connell, gave birth to twin daughters Dolly and Charlie in December, 2008, and she admits it has taken her a while to get back into shape up after becoming "lazy" with her eating habits.
She explains, "I'd gotten very fluffy (fat) for the whole childbearing experience and, you know, you do that when you get pregnant, and then you find out you're having twins and you consume more, and soon you're nursing them for eight months and then you're finishing up their meals, and then I forgot how much I was supposed to be eating and I found out I was eating too much and not really being careful about it."
Romijn knew she had to change her ways when she found herself feeding her young girls fast food instead of cooking fresh and healthy meals at home.
She says, "Fast food started making its way into their diet and I felt I was getting lazy about food preparation so... I cut out starch, dairy, sugar (from my diet) for the last few months. It's been hard."
And Romijn, 38, has also taken on a sweaty new exercise to help her keep trim.
She adds, "I also took on Bikram yoga, which is hot yoga, for the last year."
The film's star, Hugh Jackman, recently revealed he was trying to persuade Hathaway to take on the role of the prostitute in the retelling of Victor Hugo's classic story, and it seems his efforts have paid off.
The actress reportedly fought off competition from Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall to land the singing role.
Hathaway will join Jackman, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter in Hooper's ambitious new film.
The pair, famous for their roles as manager Rebecca Howe and mean-spirited waitress Carla Tortelli in the longrunning U.S. hit, are now teaming up for a new small screen project.
Perlman has signed up to appear in Alley's new pilot The Manzanis, about an American Italian family living in a quiet New Jersey neighbourhood. She will play the mother-in-law of Alley's matriarch character.
Actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tiffany Thiessen and Rebecca Romijn hosted a star-studded baby shower for pregnant pal Lindsay Price at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in California on Sunday (02Oct11). Guests dined on crepes and creme brulee and designed their own stationery.
Minkoff and her husband Gavin Bellour welcomed the tot, whose name has yet to be revealed, on Sunday (25Sep11) and Deyn was among the first to offer the first-time parents her best wishes.
Taking to Twitter.com, the beauty writes, "Holy macaroni! Congrats!!!!! Love you. Big kiss for the little guy!"
Actress Jenna Elfman also sent her friend a message on the site, adding, "Congrats to my buddy @RebeccaMinkoff & her hubby Gavin on the birth of their son!!!! Yahooooooo!!!!!"
TV executives announced earlier this year (11) that the beloved show would come to an end this month (Sep11) after 41 years on air as part of a cost-cutting initiative.
Lucci, who portrayed Erica Kane on the series since its launch in 1970, co-hosted Friday's (23Sep11) The View, which was dedicated to All My Children, and she took a trip down memory lane as she was joined by former co-stars, including Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig and Thorsten Kaye.
But Lucci was already struggling to keep her composure at the start of the programme, which was taped on Thursday (22Sep11), because for 30 years, the soap was filmed in the same New York studio The View now occupies.
Welling up on camera, she said, "First of all thank you so, so much for this special tribute... It's just incredible. Thank you for the celebration of a wonderful show... It's an emotional time; it's a very happy time. So much to be grateful for. But coming back here today was so very touching to me."
The show also brought together one of All My Children's most famous couples, Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner, played by Lawrence Lau and Kim Delancey. Delancey's character Jenny died in a tragic jet ski accident in a 1980s storyline.
Vincent Irizarry, Alicia Minshew, Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan also took part in the reunion.
The All My Children series finale aired in the U.S. on Friday (23Sep11).
The Stand By Me actor will play an aspiring young writer taking classes from a world-class scholar, Leonard, who will be portrayed by Private Lives star Alan Rickman.
Previews will begin at the Golden Theatre on 27 October, with opening night set for 20 November (11).
The stage stint will mean O'Connell will be relocating from Los Angeles to New York for the theatre run - leaving his actress wife Rebecca Romijn to look after their two-year-old twin daughters.
"I'm the disciplinarian because he won't do it! I play the bad cop all the time!" Actress Rebecca Romijn wishes her husband, comedian Jerry O'Connell, would be more strict with their twin baby daughters Charlie and Dolly.
The actress, who is currently playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie, belted out On My Own from the musical at the Oscars in February (11) - and now it looks like that performance may have earned her a leading role in the movie.
Hathaway's pal and one-time Academy Awards duet partner Hugh Jackman will play leading man Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also being courted for roles, according to BroadwayWorld.com sources.
The website reports Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall are both in contention for the Fantine role should Hathaway turn it down.
The movie is expected to shoot in the U.K. early next year (12).
S02E10: Maybe it's just a resonating high from last week's surprisingly impressive episode of The Big C, but tonight's was once again a primarily positive installment. At least the first half of the episode was, anyway. But nobody's here to nitpick. "How Do You Feel?" suggested some potential for the series of missed opportunity, and it's nice to see that again.
Cathy opens the episode by reuniting and reconciling with Lee after the Thanksgiving episode's catastrophic ending. He immediately forgives her for her dishonesty with him (Cathy lied to cover up her own improving health because she knew that he was getting sicker) and apologizes for overreacting. The two promptly rekindle their old "drinking buddy" motif, again with a hint of sexual tension (even though we know he's gay this time around).
"I think if I came back as a straight guy in my next life, I would be able to wrap my head around a vagina." - Lee
Meanwhile, the return of Parker Posey as the mentally-sixteen Poppy Kowalski marks the true vivacity of the episode. It's an interesting type of character: a young-at-heart woman befriending a young-in-reality man, completely platonically (although for sincerity's sake, Cathy does suspect a sexual relationship), in a codependent grief-coping situation. So far, it is the most interesting relationship fostered by the series. But the real life of it is due entirely to Parker Posey being a superb actress and onscreen presence.Poppy brings Adam to her high school reunion, which she attends as sort of a method of self-empowerment. However, she is instantly brought back to her insecure youth when the former popular girls resort to their backhandedly nasty selves. Adam comes to her rescue by making up tall tales about Poppy's success as a filmmaker, his own success as an internet mogul, and their romantic relationship (he adds the fact that he is twenty-one in order to make it all the less creepy). The women are impressed, but that is not enough to keep Poppy from cutting herself in the bathroom (a storyline alluded to last week). Adam is aware of her habit, but does not know how to confront it. He and his mother share their most civil moment yet in the series when he comes home from the dance, having matured "seamlessly" into a gentleman. Poppy is an important character for Adam, because he is finally developing a relationship with an attractive woman that is not at all about sex. Instead, he is her friend and was willing to debase himself to the point of buying tampons for her, all just to make her feel more comfortable.
The third storyline carries over Sean's grief from last week. He is now without a child and without Rebecca, so he's beginning to lose it (understandably). Sean begins to try and give away the baby stuff he has accumulated. Enter: new neighbors with a new baby. A baby that cries and laughs at levels all-too-audible for the mourning Sean, who reacts, as one would expect, with relentless hostility. Now off his meds, Sean curses at the baby, storms Cathy's and Paul's house for earplugs, and, finally, at the close of the episode, leaves a large note (painted on his wall) for Cathy to find, indicating that he couldn't take the sounds of a baby any further, and that he would be leaving. So now, Sean's gone. Next week: Sean hunt? Could be fun.
Oh, and Paul gets a scale and realizes that he's fat. Pretty sufficient C-Story.