Vanessa Lachey joined us on POPSUGAR Live in NYC today to give us the scoop on her new Fox comedy Dads, which will begins airing this Fall! She dished about working with costars Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green as well as their very hands-on executive producer Seth MacFarlane. Plus, Vanessa talks about taking her infant baby along on tour with husband Nick Lachey, how they spent their first Father's Day, and what she loves seeing their son Camden do every day!
Lauren Conrad arrived back home on the West Coast last night after a busy promotional day in NYC. We caught up with Lauren at the Downy pop-up laundromat, where she revealed her new partnership with the fabric softener brand. Lauren's busy with many different endeavors between designing for her clothing line and unveiling her first-ever bedding collection for Kohl's, but we got a chance to chat with her at a press day in the Big Apple yesterday. Lauren told us about her fun upcoming Summer plans, her advice for staying grounded after achieving fame at a young age, and more. Read on for highlights from our sit-down with LC:
- On her fun Summer plans: "We're going to Nantucket for a week in July and you know it's really preppy there. I already had fun shopping for that trip. I have a bunch of dresses that I got, there's a lot of conversational pieces and fun colors."
- On keeping her bedroom cozy with her pups: "Honestly, for me a bedroom is made by the bedding. I like a lot of pillows on the bed; I like it to be really cozy with soft fabrics and not too fussy. My old duvet cover was silk and it was dry clean only. It was a light color and I felt like I was always being really careful on the bed and once one of the pups jumped up, there would be little paw prints. So I kind of like no-fuss, really pretty, really romantic bedding."
- Her advice for staying grounded after achieving fame early on: "I have awesome friends so that really made a difference for me. That is the difference I see with working in the industry and living in LA, it's really surrounding yourself with good people."
- How she stays chic during the hot days of Summer: "In the Summer, I mostly live in a really easy A-line dress; I love just a pleated cotton dress. That is my Summer wardrobe."
We caught up with Project Runway host Heidi Klum at an event in LA recently, and the model-mom gave us the scoop on all things style. From her favorite red-carpet looks to what it was like to collaborate with John Galliano at the 2008 Oscars to how she unwinds at home, Heidi didn't spare any detail. And are you're wondering about her beauty routine? Click here now.
POPSUGAR: What's your most memorable red-carpet fashion moment?
Heidi Klum: Definitely John Galliano [for Christian Dior] made a beautiful red dress for the Oscars — it was made for me. So much fabric in the way he draped it around the shoulders. It was stunning how he made this dress. I really felt like Cinderella. That was probably one of my favorite dresses. Obviously, I've had many different dresses, but sometimes it's a dream of mine to have this fairy-tale princess moment. And that was my fairy-tale princess moment to wear that gigantic red dress.
PS: What was the process of collaborating with Galliano like?
HK: He drew it, and then he did the sketches, and it was just so big. Armani has made beautiful dresses for me, but they were closer to the body. I do that most of the time. Another one I loved was in Cannes, that Marchesa made — it was very see-through, but on the most important parts, it had embroideries. It was very beautiful.
Darwin Shaw stopped by POPSUGAR Live to chat about getting the role as Peter on History Channel's gigantic hit The Bible. He also told us what it was like on set with dangerous snakes slithering around and discussed The Bible's move to the big screen. Check out The Bible on DVD now.
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Jessalyn Gilsig takes on the role of Siggy Haraldson on The History Channel's newest show, Vikings. We chatted with the actress about shooting on location in Ireland, working with Gabriel Byrne, and ridding herself of her "Hollywood needs" — including makeup — to achieve a viking look. Jessalyn also chatted about her Glee costar Heather Morris's pregnancy, saying, "She's going to be an amazing mother." Vikings airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT/9 Central.
Ever wonder if the people Samantha Bee interviews on The Daily Show knows she's joking? Just watch our interview with the show's "Most Senior Correspondent" to find out. Samantha, who is busy on the show, raising three kids, and now working with Dove's Close the Case on Care campaign, covered a whole range of topics, including what it's like working with Jon Stewart, if she'd like to see more women in the Obama administration, and whether she feels she's doing a service to the country by shining a light on America's political absurdities.
When asked what it's like to work with her husband, Jason Jones, Samantha said she was especially proud of the work he did in Iran in 2009 and wished it would have received more attention — which it just might. Jon Stewart announced this week that he is taking a hiatus from his show to direct a movie about Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was interviewed for the The Daily Show in Iran and then subsequently jailed. Check out our interview with Samantha Bee now.
It's hard not to fall instantly in love with Tina Fey. She's wicked smart, obviously funny, and a mom of two — Alice, 7, and Penelope, 1 — dealing with bake sales and working motherhood, just like us. From her time as the first female head writer (and series regular) on Saturday Night Live to her multiple roles as the creator and star of 30 Rock, she's kept us laughing our way through political cycles and television studio politics. Now, she's taking a romantic comedy turn in Admission (in theaters March 22) as a Princeton University admissions officer who must face an applicant who could be the son she gave up for adoption 18 years ago. Lest you think the story becomes sappy, keep in mind that Tina stars alongside Paul Rudd in the flick, so the wisecracks fly nonstop.
I spent some time with the film's stars at a roundtable and asked them about their own experiences with parenting, where they turn for advice, and how realistic it is that our kids could actually attend Princeton. First up, Tina's thoughts.
There was a spot-on scene in the last 30 Rock where — as a new mom — you join an online chat group for moms and get into a catfight. Do you go to mommy blogs in real life?
That was definitely built on experience with things I have seen. I have never . . . I don't know how to post on any of those. So I promise you I have never posted. I have seen people pretending to be me post on Urban Baby. I had a friend call me and say, "Are you on Urban Baby?" I said no. I didn't know what that was. I do think some of them — Urban Baby specifically — have some of the worst human behavior I've ever seen in my life. Terrible. There is no one running [those sites] or they would fix it.
At one point in the film, Portia says where your kid gets into college is a reflection of your parenting. Do you think that's true?
I do think the line is very true. People think it is a referendum on their parenting, it's about how well they did. It's a dangerous trap that we all fall into. Like, I will go too far, like, "we're going to make the nicest cookies for the cookie thing." And then later they are on the ground and it doesn't matter. I think avoiding those kind of traps and just trying to be present for your children is best. It’s a lifelong lesson that I keep trying to learn.
What do you know now that you didn't before you had kids?
I think when your kids are really little, you just think, OK, I am going to look at What to Expect the First Year. But I got into a rut. I would still be treating the 11-month-old with the routine I had set up at 6 months. You kinda learn the longer you do it that their needs keep changing what they need and what they're capable of.
Your daughter Alice is in grade school. Do you think it's harder to get into Princeton or an NYC kindergarten?
A New York City kindergarten, for sure! There's so many kids on this little island. Plus, how can you possibly evaluate a 5-year-old? What if you take them that day and have to poop? If they have to poop, it’s over.
Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, and Miles Teller prove they know a thing or two about drinking in their new movie 21 and Over, but when they stopped by our LA studios recently, we decided to find out if they have any skills behind the bar. Watch the costars compete in a hilarious cocktail-mixing contest and check out 21 and Over, now in the theaters.
Julianna Margulies knows a thing or two about guilt. As the star of the hit series The Good Wife, she plays the repressed, estranged wife of a disgraced politician who is now learning the way around working motherhood. At home, she plays the real-life role of a working mom who rushes home just in time to read her son, Kieran, 5, a book before bed. As she says, "You feel stretched, and you always feel like you can't waste a minute." That's why the reading is so important to her.
I sat down with the Golden Globe nominee and red-carpet stunner at the recent LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! event in NYC, where Julianna led a story time and play session for local kids to stress the importance of early child literacy. We discussed how she's woven reading into her nightly routine with Kieran since before he was born, the stress of being a working mother, and that moment when she really felt like a mother.
PopSugar: Alicia Florrick is obviously the ultimate working mother, and you are a working mom yourself. Do you bring any of your own stories or issues or working-mom issues into the story line?
Julianna Margulies: The kids on the show are much older than mine. Alicia had them very young and her kids are on their way out of the house. I mean I'm just getting my kid into kindergarten. But what I would say is similar is that you feel stretched, and you always feel like you can't waste a minute. There's no room for error, and so when bumps in the road happen, you have to just take a breath and say OK, this is where it's at right now, and I can't do anything about it. If my kid is up all night because he's sick, I still have to show up at work the next day, and that's no one's fault. I just am a wreck when I get to work, and that's something I have to deal with all the time. That's OK. You wouldn't want either the child or the job to go away so you just keep marching forward. And every now and then, you fall asleep standing up or have a horrific moment, hopefully alone in your bathroom, and sob your eyes out and say "I can't do it all!"
PS: I had one of those last night, so I understand.
JM: Yeah, every working mother feels the pain of not putting enough into your work and not putting enough into your kid. That's how it is.
PS: Do you and Kieran have any bedtime reading rituals?
JM: Since he was in utero, I've been reading and my husband has been reading to that little boy. And, you know, if I'm lucky enough, this past week, even though we've been working long hours, for some reason, I've gotten home every night at 7:45, and he's usually asleep by 8. But our ritual no matter what, and no matter how tired he is, even last night, I was reading to him, and he fell asleep on my shoulder, and I just kept reading because I always feel like those words somehow will get in there. I feel like if you can spend an hour a day with your kid, if you can't have all day with your kid, but you could have one hour of quality time, it should be spent reading and interacting with them verbally because it gives them such confidence. And I've noticed at 5 — he just turned 5 and we're not pushing reading on him — but he's reading because that's all we've ever been doing.
Devon Sawa is one of the stars on the action-packed CW series Nikita. The Canadian actor, who plays Owen Elliot, stopped by our PopSugar studios in LA to chat about all the shocking twists, "wild" changes, and new romances the show's third season brings. Devon also touched on his teen heartthrob image, and even talked about the interesting roles he took on to get out of it, saying, "If it wasn't weird I didn't want it." See what else Devon has to say about show teasers, his MMA hobby, and why he has no regrets about his project choices in our interview. Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7 C.