In Scarlet Johansson’s recent interview in Parade magazine, she talked about how being married to another actor didn’t work for her. She and Ryan Reynold’s (Hal Jordan/Green Lantern) were married for a couple of years before splitting.
She went on to marry a French artist while Reynolds went on to marry Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively (Carol Ferris). In fact, they just had their first baby together.
It made me think about other co-stars who hooked up while making a movie. The first to come to mind was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who became attracted to one another when they were making Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005).
That hot pairing became known as Brangelina since they weren’t married, both famous, and they started a family. Today they are married and have a large family made up of biological and adopted children from around the world.
They left the show in 2002, but their marriage in real life is going strong. In fact next year will mark their 20th anniversary as husband and wife.
Along with co-stars who met and married, there are many married couples who star in the same TV shows. For instance, Mad Men’s John Slattery and Talia Balsam play a divorced couple on the show but in real life they have been married since 1998.
Actors Nancy Walls and Steve Carell have been on two different shows together. On the Daily Show, they both played the role of correspondents, and on The Office Nancy was a real estate agent with whom things didn’t work out for Steve. They have been married since 1995 and have two kids.
Parks and Recreation actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have worked together on a variety of sets. They first met when they both were working on a play called “The Berlin Circle” back in 2000. They married in 2003 and have been acting together since.
Another couple that was hitched in 2003 is Alyson Hannigan (Willow) and Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndham-Pryce) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame.
This just scratches the surface of TV co-stars who married in real life. In the TV hit “Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, alone, there are three married couples. It’s kind of fun to see these real-life relationships behind the scenes.
Motherhood seems to agree with Carrie Underwood. She reposted a picture of her hockey player hubby, Mike Fisher, and her son Isiah this week saying, “They have my heart.”
If you haven’t seen the picture, it is one worth seeing. It captures a shirtless Fisher with both he and the baby smiling those kinds of smiles that reach the eyes.
Fisher first shared the selfie photo of him in bed with their little guy on his Instagram page saying “Me and my little man #lifeisgood.” It is a keepsake kind of photo just like the one Underwood shared of Isaiah holding a hockey stick back when he was two months old with the caption, “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoah.”
Isaiah is the first child for Fisher and Underwood, who were married back in 2010. The baby arrived on February 27, and Underwood has shown clearly that she couldn’t be happier to be a mom.
A couple of weeks after he was born, on March 10, Underwood’s 32 birthday, she tweeted, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My 1st present = late night date with a tiny semi-bald chubby dude who likes to grunt & cry & pass gas! #bestgiftever.”
And really, Fisher shows the same kind of enthusiasm in the role of parent and I’m glad their sharing glimpses of it all with we the fans.
My kids were born before Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but I’m thinking there has to be a way to manufacture a baby book using all these platforms to create memories that can be passed down in a new unique way that captures the real-time kind of things people say and think when their kids are little…the kinds of things that fade over time and leave us with just the highlights.
Anyone know of such a thing?
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It used to be few celebs who dared to wear sheer dresses but now that we have products like “Butt Glue” used to hold pageant swimsuits and other garments in place, and now sheer dresses have become more and more daring with less chance of a wardrobe malfunction.
Did you see Jennifer Lopez’s sheer number on the American Idol finale as she joined fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Junior on stage? It was stunning in all its sheerness with shiny fabric strategically placed to create sparkle, sexiness, and style.
It showed even more skin than the sheer red Versace number she donned for this year’s Met Gala. But truthfully, Lopez is no stranger to sheer dresses. She wore won to the Oscar after party this year, and a gold sheer dress for an Idol promotion; and this is only May.
It’s worth mentioning other notables wearing sheer at the Met Gala this year included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.
This year at the Cannes Film Festival, Michelle Rodriguez rocked a sheer cut-out black embellished detail dress from Zuhair Murad’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. She seemed to have a little trouble with the long skirt around the steps, but other than that she had it all under control. It certainly showed off her slender waistline!
Another sheer number that drew attention at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival was worn by former Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes. The tight, side split Atelier Versace gown used a sheer cutout from him to shoulder to accent the flow of the design of the gown and to show a little skin, too. It was one of those looks only a model can pull off.
These days we have a lot of red carpet events, and they provide a runway experience for everyone who walks them. While those wearing these sheer daring dresses are few, there are certainly more than there used to be. And it pays off for them because those dresses do create a buzz around those who wear them.
If you could pull it off, would you wear one of these peek-a-boo gowns?
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Last December, actress Blake Lively (27) and actor husband Ryan Reynolds (38) had their first child, a little girl named James. Yes, you heard me right, James.
When I first read that, I admit I did a search to see if they meant she had a boy because it didn’t seem to add up, but it turns out that “James” according to Lively is a “family name.”
While making an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her latest movie Age of Adaline, Lively said, “I liked having a boy’s name. I thought I’d pass it along.”
Well, there you have it.
I know many celebs want to find an unusual name for their babies, and this is a new creative way to do it. Just give your girl a boy name. What do you think of that idea? I’m not sure what little James will think of it when she gets a little older.
While Lively has been talking about little James all over the place as she does her press tour, we have yet to see the little darling…until now…sort of.
You see daddy Reynolds posted the baby’s first picture on Instagram, but it is similar to the picture Carrie Underwood first posted of her son Isaiah. It’s a shot of tiny fingers wrapped around Reynold’s thumb with the caption: “Thumb wrestling isn’t always fair. Curiously, my hand is the smaller one.”
Lively quickly regrammed the photo and posted, “…and with that my husband@vancityreynolds joins Insta.”
From the sounds of things, both actors love being parents. Last month Lively told the Los Angeles Times, “You never know when you’re gonna get crapped on or when you’re gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict. But you have a baby and you think, ‘I can’t imagine ever not having a baby,’ because they grow up so quickly. I’d be an 80-year-old woman with a baby if I could.”
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American Idol has crowned its 14th season winner. Twenty-nine-year-old Guilford, Connecticut native Nick Fradiani took home the title at the end of a two-hour finale. He won out over Clark Beckham and was crowned as the 14th “Idol.” This came just days after announcing that next year will be Idol’s last season.
Fradiani told FOX411, “I’m just so happy. You know the most emotional thing that’s ever happened to me. Seeing my parents out there, the whole thing was just insane… It’s a surreal thing. It doesn’t seem real. To be the American Idol, it’s just crazy.”
While I confess that I didn’t watch the show faithfully, I did check in to see who was voted through, and Fradiani was my favorite by far from the beginning. Runner up Clark Beckham was good, too, but his stage presence never felt quite relaxed or natural to me and he didn’t ever seem to settle in like he really knew who he was as an artist. But I do believe he has a future as an entertainer.
I was a faithful fan of the show for years, but as the judges’ panel changed, the dynamics changed. Although I have to admit, sometimes I was surprised.
For instance, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame turned out to be a softie but a fun judge. The season with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was…well let’s say not interesting enough for me to tune in to the drama each week.
And even though the current judges comprised of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. have good chemistry, the show had already lost its momentum…and it audience to shows like NBC’s The Voice.
When you think about it, the one Idol constant still holding fast is host Ryan Seacrest who has announced he will be back for the show’s last year along with all three of the current judges.
I wonder what effect this announcement will have on the show. Do you think more people will try out because it is their “last chance?” We’ll find out next January when it airs on FOX.
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If you’re a fan of Dancing With the Stars you probably saw contestant Noah Galloway pop the big question to his girlfriend Jamie Boyd. Galloway is a semifinalist on the show, and one I’m rooting for.
If you don’t watch the show, Galloway is an army vet who lost his arm and one of his legs, and he has amazed me with his fortitude and desire to push beyond his injuries. And boy has he done that!
Anyway, the last four couples all did fantastic on Monday, and he decided to propose to his girlfriend that night. I was thinking he knows the reality of the odds of being sent home when there are only four couples left and you’re the couple with the lowest combined scores.
Host Erin Andrews’ was standing in the middle holding the microphone when Galloway got down on one knee. She hadn’t been told that the proposal was going to happen. The look on her face wasn’t shock, it was more of an eye roll kind of look, and it drew all kinds of emotional responses on Twitter.
Now most of us know an eye roll when we see it, and we usually know what it means, too. However, Andrews defended her reaction and tweeted, “Sorry my ugly cry face made its debut.” In other words it’s how she tried to cover up the fact that she was ready to cry.
I’m going to cut her a break and buy her answer, because it could be the truth. No one wants to cry on TV. Maybe this is how she holds the tears back. Think of how many people fan their face with their hand when they feel the happy cry coming on.
We all have our little tricks to try and not embarrass ourselves by crying in front of other people, and Andrews is a professional. The news caught her unaware and she handled it the best she could. She didn’t want to bawl on camera.
What do you think? Was it a cry face or an eye roll?
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I’m a big Marvel superhero fan. I admit, it happened through the movies and not the comics. The thing is, I didn’t know I was a Marvel superhero fan. I liked the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America all separately, and then the Avengers came out and brought them all together.
Since then I’ve become a fan of the TV offshoots including Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And soon, by the looks of the trailers, I’ll be a fan of a superhero by the name of Ant-Man which is due out on July 17.
These superheroes are all unique and possess distinct backstories, personalities, and powers. Some are born to be heroes and others are more reluctant heroes. But one power they all have is that they are bringing Marvel unprecedented success at the box office and they plan to ride the wave into next year.
The current Avengers film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office, and it has been the #1 release in every country where it has been released. With the new Avengers Age of Ultron movie out in theaters now, the next Captain America has already started filming.
According to a Marvel release, it looks like Paul Rudd who plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man will be joining Captain America in this third installment titled Captain America: Civil War.
Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers/Captain America, will return to the role and he will be doing battle with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. Thus the Civil War part of the title as the fractured status quo pits the Avengers against each other as they still try to protect the world from a new villain.
Other superheroes joining the making of the Civil War include Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Steve Roger’s childhood friend), and plenty of outstanding additional cast including William Hurt as Gernal Thaddeus “Thunderbolt.”
Captain America: Civil War promises to pick up where Avengers: Age of Ultron lets off, and Steve Rogers will be leading the new team of Avengers on their continued mission to safeguard humanity.
To make things interesting, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to decide when to enlist the services of the team which generates disagreement among the ranks. Lots of new twists and turns to look forward to for sure!
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While Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec and his partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from this season’s Dancing with the Stars, it turns out they have found something more lasting than the Mirror Ball trophy.
The two fell in love during the show and while the two of them stayed pretty tight-lipped about their budding relationship, on their last episode, viewers did get to witness 51-year-old Robert whispering “I love you” to 38-year-old Kym during rehearsal. And we all let out a collective, “Awww.”
While the Internet was abuzz with rumors of their romance, Robert avoided the question when DWTS host Tom Bergeron asked him about it. Bergon had eased into the topic saying, “I’ve known Kym, we’ve been friends for years, and Robert, you may not have won the Mirror Ball trophy but I’m suspecting you’ve won someone’s heart.”
Robert sidestepped the question by joking, which I noticed he did quite a bit. He said, “Tom, I’m not sure I feel that way about you.”
I can understand not wanting to talk about your new relationship, especially when coming off a fresh divorce. He had just confirmed that he had split from his wife of 24 years in March. It was a very difficult breakup for him and he even admitted to People magazine that at that time he “just wanted to end it.”
In March, he told ET Canada, that the timing for his gig on DWTS along side Kym was great timing. “This couldn’t come at a better time in my life for me, right?” Then he went on to joke about their relationship saying, “You know, I’m just trying to stay positive and Kym’s yelling at me a lot, so that’s a little negative, but I’m getting used to it.”
After they were eliminated, Robert, seemly to joke again, asked Kym, “Do you have a big house? Can I move in?” Now people are wondering if the two are moving in together. I’m thinking he was joking again as a way to distract the public’s attention, but still introduce the idea to Kym. Time will tell what they decide.
For now, the couple is experiencing life beyond DWTS. Whether they move in together or not is their business. After all, it’s their relationship. DWTS fans can be thankful they were in on the beginnings of such a relationship. That’s rather rare on reality TV.
I wish them all the best. Who knows, maybe someday they’ll visit DWTS for their wedding dance.
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News that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are expecting another child took me a little by surprise. But I guess it took them a by surprise too.
They admitted, “This isn’t something that was planned,” according to a source who also said the couple believes the baby is the “fresh start” they need. Last season, Dean had admitted he had cheated on Tori, and that is a hard thing for a relationship to grow past.
After that, a fresh start would be nice, however, whether or not another baby equates to a fresh start remains to be seen. Tori will be 42 this month and Dean is 49. As of right now, the couple’s TV show True, Tori, won’t be coming back with Dean if it comes back at all.
Dean admits he is ready to move on and hopes to “try to get things a little more private again.” He says he’ll never put his marriage on TV like that again, and personally, he feels the show hurt him in that people don’t take him seriously as an actor anymore.
So the couple won’t have the income from the TV show, and while Dean has a cookbook coming out, he won’t be returning as the host of Chopped Canada, either. While I would hope they have put aside money while things were good, adding another baby when you’re out of work can be a bit stressful. Especially when you already have four young kids.
Not only that, but in the recent past, Tori has also had some health issues including migraines and bouts of bronchitis which landed her in the hospital, so that has to be in the back of their minds.
However, word has it that Tori has left behind the detoxes and fad diets and is eating healthy trying to do the best she can to protect herself and her baby and to avoid another difficult pregnancy.
Both Tori and Dean say they are happy about having another child. Together they have four, and Dean also has a son from his previous marriage.
Like I said, I’m not sure another baby is what I would classify as a “fresh start” for their relationship, but I do hope all goes well with the pregnancy and for them as a couple and that they get hooked up to a steady income again.
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