We may have discovered photographic evidence of the most adorable playdate in history. Thank you, Jessica Simpson:
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Simpson's new baby hung out with Donald Faison's baby boy, and that makes us incredibly happy. These two are the cutest.
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Stylish superstar Mariah Carey even dresses up for a park playdate - she recently spent quality time with her young twins in a stunning gown. The R&B diva took three year olds Moroccan and Monroe to a playground near the family's New York home on Monday (02Jun14), and she made sure she stood out from the other mums in the park by wearing a white floor-length, fishtailed ball gown.
Carey posted a photo of herself pushing her kids on the swings, with the caption, "sinking into the rubber mats... lol (laugh out loud)", referring to the high heels which weren't quite appropriate for the protective floor covering underneath the swingset. The Hero singer happily posed with a couple of mums and their kids who were also enjoying a day at the park, calling them her "new friends" in a picture posted on the photo sharing app.
Carey's park visit comes just days after the New York native ditched her usual luxury transport and headed home from a formal charity gala on the subway - also wearing a floor-length gown.
There are two things that are synonymous with the Real Housewives franchise: fighting and branding. Why not unite the two and have a Real Housewives fighting game? We can call it Mortal Kollagen or Upper East Fighter II. Lord knows, these kitties love to scratch (whether we want to see it or not).
Here are the fights we're treated to this week:
Ramona vs. Sonja
Ramona Singer, Eyelader Mistress of the Crazy Eye, is preparing a gift for her college-bound daugher Avery. Who doesn’t want a calendar featuring your mom and pictures of your dog in a dress? Sonja Morgan shows up and interrupts the shoot to fill in Ramona on her latest legal drama. She is desperately trying to save her house with a multitude of “businesses” including a French shirt company, department store deal, and the peddling of magic beans. She alternates between being a sexy cougar, a sloppy Sally, and a bizarre shut-in, especially when she feeds her dog water from her wine glass then drinks from it.
Later, at a party at Ramona’s Hampton home, she gives Sonja a glass of her new wine. Sonja winces and says it burns a little. Then Ramona calls Sonja’s burlesque act, which she didn’t see, raunchy. Sonja rationalizes that even Seinfeld gets raunchy. She gets bent out of shape because she doesn’t like her various businesses belittled when she’s condescending to attend this party.
Winner: Sonja. As ratchet as she can be in her normal life she was surprisingly lucid and sober. She also forced Ramona to apologize with a fake cry and a weird nose rub.
Kristen vs. Aviva
Kristen Taekman and Aviva Drescher bring their children for a playdate. Little children love decorating artisanal soaps, right? Kristen tries to lighten the mood by pretending a googly-eyed toy is Ramona which fails. Kristen has decided to put her foot down that she’s tired of being involved in this tired Bookgate storyline. Aviva asks her to quiet down and avoid hostility in front of the kids. Then without missing a beat says, “If you don’t want to be involved shut the f**k up.” Hypocrisy attack! But then Aviva tells Kristen not to be hypocritical. However, Kristen wins the fight when she says, “Everyone has said to me that you’re crazy and you’re showing that to me now.”
Winner: Kristen. Aviva needs an Ambien because she like this book drama are tired.
Kristen vs. Ramona
Kristen stops by Ramona’s place to play tennis but apparently she’s wearing the wrong shoes. Then Ramona literally shames the poor girl like this is a 1950s country club. Kristen and LuAnn desperate Lesseps try to convey to Ramona that its rude to not tell the host of the party you aren’t coming. Regardless of the teenage, mean girl drama, it’s rude. Ramona then starts yelling at Kristen.
Winner: Ramona. Kristen is a logical person. She will never understand the customs of the Ramona-coaster especially after she’s had a few too many dolls.
Ramona vs. Heather
Heather confronts Ramona directly about the party. Ramona’s response is to call Heather a hypocrite…but then says that she didn’t.
Winner: Heather. By now Ramona’s Pinot Grigio/doll/sizzurp combo has kicked in and she’s not lucid.
In fact, the shining light from all the negativity is Heather Thomson. She shares her heartfelt struggles with her son’s health issues. Her son Jax has major liver and lung issues, allergies, and hearing loss. She spends the episode waiting to find out if it can be solved with surgery. If Heather wasn’t constantly trying to be ghetto fabulous she could prove to America that she is the one in the cast who deserves a book deal. She has persevered through struggles to have a great life with a slamming body and a sexy husband. They turned making a sand castle into a PG-13 type of situation.
Carole vs. Aviva
Carole Radziwill is really losing in being “above it all.” She keeps forcing us to witness her “authoring.” We don’t need to watch her record her audiobook. This whole fight is redundant and the same mindless bickering we’ve heard all season. Then, Aviva pulls out an advanced press copy of Carole’s book and says she read it. They declare a détente and storm off.
Winner: The viewers! This storyline should be dead until the reunion.
LuAnn vs. Obscurity
LuAnn and her boyfriend Jaques, the love child of Balki Bartokomous and one of the Fraggles, got some decent screen time this episode. She played tennis with Ramona, sat on Carole’s foot, and got a verbal lashing from Sonja.
Winner: Sonja, for calling her LuMann.
Red Sonja’s Best Lines (with a Special Guest!)
"I just got screamed in my ear by Lu-Man... talk about a drag queen stuck in a woman’s body." – Sonja
"Well, Sonjita, you could have been better. Yeah, I could have been richer. I could have married better. I could have gone to a better party today. I could have had better friends than you guys. Shoulda, coulda, woulda." – Sonja
"You couldn’t handle a single day in my life, Singer." – Sonja
"I always support you and talk about the highlights of your performances, not the flops." – Sonja about LuAnn’s musical career
"Honey, the best cheaters are the ones that get away with it. In every sense of the word." – Ramona’s husband Mario Singer
David and Victoria Beckham's daughter Harper has become friends with model/actress Molly Sims' son Brooks after enjoying a playdate in New York on Tuesday (10Sep13). The soccer superstar was snapped with his baby girl in a Manhattan park, where they met up with Sims and young Brooks.
Regardless of your opinion on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, it's hard not to smile at this: Beyoncé posted a very sweet congratulations to the new parents on her website.
The singer and mother to Blue Ivy shared an adorable photo of the couple, writing, "Congratulations Kim & Kanye. Enjoy this beautiful moment together." Beyoncé's well wishes are very sweet, hardly a surprise seeing as she and Jay-Z are close friends with West (and West is perhaps the most fervent Beyoncé defender).
The baby girl was born on June 15, almost a month premature, but she is reportedly very healthy, as is Kardashian. An inside source reported that she has dark hair and looks just like her mother.
Beyoncé's message is a nice distraction while we eagerly await the announcement of what's sure to be another outrageous celebrity baby name. Could this be the precursor to a star-studded playdate? We sure hope so.
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Many of the most impressive big screen performances of the past year have come from seasoned actors, long established as the industry’s favorite thespians — among the lot are Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), and Helen Hunt (The Sessions). But one of the year’s most awe-inspiring cinematic achievements came from a newcomer to the movie game: Quevenzhane Wallis, the young star of Behn Zeitlin’s emotional masterpiece Beasts of the Southern Wild, and one of our favorite Breakout Stars of 2012.
Nine-year-old Wallis (who was just six-years-old during Beasts' filming) plays Hushpuppy, a tiny resident of the New Orleans-inspired “Bathtub” who inadvertently onsets the destruction of the universe, and is shockingly powerful in the role. And as an actor on the rise, Wallis is pleased to have had such a momentous effect on audiences. “Seeing that people [get] into the movie, that’s something that makes me feel good,” Wallis tells Hollywood.com. “It makes me feel like I did a great job putting them into the movie, and putting them into the emotions.” She feels she can separate Beasts from some other dramas that might depict hardships onscreen, but never truly connect with audiences: “Sometimes, it’s just like, ‘Oh, he’s crying.’ It’s nice to see that, but we actually made [people] cry.”
And it’s not only fans who have expressed their love for Beasts, but Wallis’ Hollywood peers. “At the Gotham Awards, people were saying — mostly everyone was saying — I shouldn’t be up here. But if I [am], Beasts of the Southern Wild should be up here with me.”
Wallis had a particularly pleasant experience working on the movie, saying of her collaboration with director Zeitlin, "It was kind of like a playdate." Wallis was encouraged to dream up her own lines, in order to develop a more genuine identity for her character Hushpuppy. She recalls one such machination of hers that fans of the film are likely to remember fondly: “When I tell the beasts, ‘You’re my friend, kind of,’ I made that one up. It was both of us. Because he asked me, ‘What do you think you should say in that moment?’ I said, ‘I don’t know.’ And he was like, ‘Hmmm.’ We’re standing there, in place, and I said, ‘You’re my friend, kind of?’ And we did it that way.”
From the looks of things, Beasts will be only the first in a long string of films we see Wallis take on. Her next project is Twelve Years a Slave, which will team her with majestic auteur Steven McQueen and his (and everyone's) muse, Michael Fassbender, as well as star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Beyond that, Wallis mentions an interest in contributing to animated movies, saying, "I like how they’re fake, but sometimes can detail things that can really happen.” Wallis names The Lorax and Happy Feet Two as some of her favorite recent additions to the medium.
A lover of song and dance, Wallis hopes to collaborate with her fellow young multiple threats: “Debbie Ryan, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato. Most people that are on Disney Channel.”
But performing isn't the long-term goal for Wallis. In fact, she has quite a unique dream for her adulthood: “I want to be a dentist," she says. This is apparently a passion that has been with her for some time: "I have games all over my phone and iPod, like dentist games.”
And when asked why exactly Wallis' dreams involve the cleaning and fixing of teeth, the answer given is as sweet and charming as everything she brought to the table in Beasts: “To see people smile.” Wallis is a firm believer in the importance smiling. “Some people are like, ‘I don’t want to show my teeth.’ It’s something that you [shouldn’t] worry about. It’s just your looks. Just smile.” Wise words to live by, straight from the mouth of one of Hollywood.com's favorite Breakout Stars of 2012.
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"@LilyAldridge congrats on your new baby girl Lily. Welcome to the club! Playdate!!" Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming congratulates fellow new mum, model Lily Aldridge and her rocker husband Caleb Followill on the birth of their daughter Dixie Pearl last week (21Jun12). The Willis family welcomed little Mabel Ray in April (12).
"I’d absolutely love to set her up with Louis. That kid is so cute. He’s going to be a bruiser. But let’s try to get a playdate in first. If they are ever in the same place, we’ll get them together." The Help star Viola Davis is eager to set her 16-month-old daughter Genesis up with Sandra Bullock's young son Louis.
Angelina Jolie caused a stir in London earlier this week (begs26Sep11) after taking her children for a playdate with Gwen Stefani's sons at her home in the affluent Primrose Hill area. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's wife Jools was spotted watching the actress and her brood from an upstairs window of her nearby house.
"It's weird. First a whole SUV of security dudes show up, then Elton shows up. So, in our little house in the Valley, we have, like, dudes with headpieces on, kinda patrolling the area... They were inside, super nice. They're incredibly nice, doting dads and super-cool people." Funnyman Neil Patrick Harris on hosting a playdate with Elton John for their babies.
A new family moves into the house next door to the Valentine family. While they become fast friends, Emilie Valentine starts to notice bruises and odd behavior from the two sons in the new family. Are they victims of abuse, or is the real reason far more sinister?