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.
S.02.E.11: As much as I like to insist that Modern Family is at its best when it involves all three families coming together to deal with a common situation, I have to admit that I am wrong sometimes. Case in point: 'Slow Down Your Neighbors' had no such connecting theme running throughout the episode, yet it was hilarious. Such critical conundrums I face!
Let’s start with Cam and Mitchell. The cold opening was the teaser used for the episode where they are first horrified to discover someone using their hot tub. But when they discover said hot-tubber is the rather good looking James Marsden they agree that they might have been overreacting. My favorite part of this whole gag was their initial reaction as it really underlined each of their characters. Mitchell wanted to call the police while Cam went to grab his bat. Cam’s natural athletics (he’s also a huge football fan) provides a wonderful bit of depth for his character. It would be so easy to paint him as a broad stereotype, but the writers have given him something better.
But things weren’t exactly what they seemed with Mr. Hot New Neighbor. It turns out he was sleeping in Lily’s castle, which in turn led to some great physical comedy. The shot of Phil and Barry in the castle sitting down to discuss the situation was simply hilarious and when it took a turn for the worse, seeing them try to talk to Mitchell through the tiny windows as the whole castle shook from their struggle was a perfect ending.
This story really worked on so many levels because (like most great Modern Family storylines) it was a twist on a traditional sitcom story. Usually, the Dad/Mom would discover the hot new neighbor of the opposite sex while one spouse was left fuming in the background. But with having Cam and Mitchell both attracted to Barry it created more opportunity for humor. And while Mitchell became disillusioned with Barry in the middle of the episode, it served as a big character developing moment as we learn that he instantly writes off potential new friends if he gets peeved at minor character flaws (like with the girl who said “but yet”). Oh snap! Look at Modern Family taking traditional sitcom narratives and turning them on its head!
The next two storylines were incredible all thanks to Luke. Nolan Gould simply owned most of the show this week thanks to his startling distrust of the police and his new found teaching abilities. Having recently discovered Gould was on Twitter, I think this kid might just be a genius. He’s not the idiot that Luke is (though that should be obvious considering how smart someone needs to be to play stupid, much like being drunk doesn’t help acting like you’re drunk) and is frighteningly aware of his role on the show. I’ve always said we needed more Luke on Family, but now we need more Luke in the show so we don’t piss this kid off. He’ll be around for a while.
Anyway, the Phil and Claire story had the unusual predicament where both of them had very strong stories seemingly independent of each other that, of course, came together in a train wreck. A very funny train wreck mind you. Claire has noticed a speeder careening through the neighborhood and has made it her mission to stop the driver. Phil is one big sale away from taking over salesman of the quarter and needs to move this hard-talking woman’s house. Turns out said woman is the speeder (kind of obvious in hindsight, but whatever) and thus Phil has to balance out placating his wife and making the sale. Phil actually showed a remarkable amount of shrewdness in this story despite what the fluke in the house suggests. His innate desire to satisfy Claire, but also trump his rival, created great little moments that, for my money, showed that Ty Burrell deserved the Emmy over Eric Stonestreet.
Luke was relegated to the sideline for the story but killed every line. Apparently, he has a strong distrust of the police that showed up out of nowhere and was hilarious (a sample: "Police, ha. Order a pizza and call the cops. We'll see who gets here first."). Then, when Claire was looking for faster objects he offered up the following: a bullet, a laser, a falcon, and a laser falcon. Good ole Luke. Never change buddy.
The Gloria and Jay story dealt with Gloria’s inability to ride a bike. Jay was shocked at this revelation and, thankfully, this situation came from Gloria’s personal family and not some Colombian stereotype. Her mother was always afraid that someone would “grab” Gloria off a bike thus scaring her forever from two wheeled modes of transportation. Jay (if it weren’t for Luke) would’ve had the line of the night when he addressed Gloria’s concerns with the bike standing upright said “there’s no reason you should stay upright but it just works.” Brilliant Jay.
When Jay’s methods don’t work, Gloria seeks the guidance of someone a little less harsh. She goes to Phil first (of course) but he was preoccupied with making the sale. Luke was free due to a playdate cancellation (“I never taught anyone anything, but my playdate was canceled so I was wide open”) and takes the responsibility. In what I consider to be one of the wisest teaching methods ever, he gets Gloria up on her bike by taking her mind off of the fears of riding. Luke might just be an idiot savant with his practices, especially when it works with teaching Haley her history lesson.
It might not have been the traditional “recipe” for a great Modern Family episode, but it was still hilarious thanks to Luke. Its a shame we didn’t have any Alex, but with Luke tearing it up I wasn’t too disappointed.
The actor recently hit the headlines after trashing a hotel room in New York during a night of passion with adult actress Capri Anderson, who locked herself in the bathroom as her date went wild.
Anderson, real name Christina Walsh, is now considering pressing charges against Sheen, claiming she feared for her life as the actor punched the door, demanding she come out of the bathroom.
But she's not the only porn problem looming for Sheen - Hustler Video bosses have announced they're parodying his show in This Ain’t Two and a Half Men XXX.
The naughty boys behind This Ain’t Curb Your Enthusiasm XXX and This Ain’t Glee XXX, among other racy titles, plan to turn Sheen's show into a salacious new DVD, which will even make the actor blush.
Sheen's character Charlie will be played by adult star Evan Stone, while Jon Cryer's role of Alan will be portrayed by James Deen.
The saucy parody will also feature Jenna Presley, Dylan Ryder and Madison Ivy, who hopes Sheen gets the chance to watch the DVD.
She tells WENN, "I love getting to perform in these quirky parody films and to get to have sex with Evan Stone as Charlie is a dream come true. I have a feeling that Charlie is one of America’s bad boys, so I think we were on to something when we shot this one."
Meanwhile Stone admits becoming Sheen was "easier than I thought".
This Ain’t Two and a Half Men XXX will be available on DVD and Blu-ray 2 November (10).
Ironically, Sheen's real-life porn star playdate in New York, was once a Hustler honey - she starred in the Hustler Video film, Barely Legal 96.
The Why Did I Get Married? director opened up about the molestation and abuse he suffered as a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired in America on Wednesday (20Oct10) - and there's one "disgusting" encounter he'll never forget.
Perry told Oprah he had been playing with a neighbourhood friend at his house when his pal's mum took advantage of him.
He recalled, "I hear arguing from the living room, she comes in... We were in the bedroom. She throws him in the bathroom and says, 'You need to take a bath and go to bed,' and she tells me to go home, and I go to the door to try and unlock the door... and I couldn't unlock it.
"She lays on the sofa and spreads her legs - I didn't know she was wearing lingerie at the time - and I said, 'I have to go home...' And she lights a cigarette and she takes the key... and I come over to get it and she puts it inside of herself (vagina) and she tells me to get it, so I get the key but I feel my body betraying me... because I felt an erection.
"She pulled me on top of her and I was inside of her, so my first sexual experience with a woman... that was it."
The encounter left him scarred when he started to be intimate with women much later on in life.
He explains, "I was so awkward... I didn't know there were these triggers... I was with this girl and we were about to get into it (have sex) and she locks the door - click, click, click - I wasn't able to make the connection, so she's wondering what is wrong with me; I'm wondering what is wrong with me... I could not perform. I went from being stimulated and ready to go to not being able to perform.
"There is this next situation, where I'm with another woman that I really, really cared about... and she comes in the roiom, one day sex is great, the next day lingerie... it's, 'What is this?' And I never made the connection to this."
Perry revealed he was also sexually molested by a male neighbour, a nurse and a priest when he was a child.
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?