Need something to talk about around the water cooler or at play group or whatever proverbial place where properly socialized people supposedly gather to gossip and talk about TV? Here’s the latest in entertainment news and celebrity gossip to get you going:
Bryce Dallas Howard had a baby mere months ago and had the audacity to be caught in public looking like a woman who had a baby mere months ago. I’ll admit, when I saw this picture I was at first shocked and then questioning whether this was really Bryce, and then I realized that my reaction was due to the fact that image conscious stars have conditioned me to expect famous moms to return to their “fighting weights” approximately 8 seconds after they squirt their babies out. So, basically, thanks a lot Beyoncé, for making me feel like an asshole this morning.
Speaking of Hollywood moms, Charlize Theron also loves being a mom. She and Giuliana Ransic gushed about babies and Charlize said motherhood is, “strangely everything you’ve hoped for,” and she almost doesn’t remember what life was like prior to him. The stars are just like us – they mostly don’t hate their babies! I guess it was a slow news weekend.
Last night, Desperate Housewives ended. I know, you’re probably like, “that show was still on?” Believe me, I’m right there with you. I tried to read a recap of the finale and couldn’t even be bothered to get through that. I’m glad to see Scott Bakula is still getting work, though. Well, not anymore, I guess.
Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth became a new dad this weekend as his first child, a daughter named India, was born Friday. According to India’s mom, actress Elsa Pataky, the baby will be brought up speaking Spanish, so here’s hoping he gets the Rosetta Stone hookup on Father’s Day next month.
Demi Lovato and Britney Spears have something other than rehab and nervous breakdowns in common! They’re also going to be judges on X-Factor this fall. The show’s former loony lady judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, were fired in January, along with judge Steve Jones, presumably due to the low ratings the talent show garnered in comparison with American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. NBC’s The Voice is moving from its current spring spot to the fall lineup, where it will directly compete with X-Factor, so producer Simon Cowell is surely trying to get the right combination of star power and potential train wreckage on his judges’ panel.
And finally, how about those Sunday night cable dramas? It’s pretty bad when Cersei Lannister of Game of Thrones comes off looking like a better mom than Mad Men‘s Betty Francis, amirite? The former of the two matriarchs had a bordering-on-tender conversation with her son’s betrothed, Sansa, who surfed the crimson wave into womanhood last night. Cersei’s mother-in-lawly advice to Sansa was to love no one but her future children, since she can’t help but love them, even if they do grow up to be insane little sociopaths like a certain boy king one could mention. Meanwhile, in Rye, NY, Betty tries to use Sally as a weapon against Don and his new wife, Megan, only to have it blow back in her face when she realizes a) Don has already shared his shady past with wife
#2 #3 and b) Sally is poised to grow up just as kind-to-be-cruel as her mom. Seriously, the icy way Sally breezed, “they spoke very fondly of her. Can I go play now?” when her mom attempted to reap the harvest from her seeds of discontent? That shit was pure Ugly Betty Francis. Hey, tree—is this your apple?