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Posts for February 8th 2012
Miranda Kerr lounged in a bikini poolside with friends in Sydney on Monday. She was joined by her shirtless husband, Orlando Bloom, son Flynn, and a few pals for the sunny afternoon. Miranda and her girlfriends sipped drinks while Orlando took Flynn for a dip in the water. For the past week, Miranda's been Down Under, where she posed for a British Vogue shoot and hit the red carpet for the AACTA Awards. Orlando, meanwhile, was back in LA and popped up at a screening of HBO's Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory before celebrating his 35th birthday with family last month.
Kristin Davis brought her daughter, Gemma, to play at an LA park recently. Gemma had toys to amuse herself with during the afternoon out and even had an outfit change. Kristin welcomed Gemma last October after completing a domestic adoption. At the time Kristin said, "This is something I have wanted for a very long time. Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. I feel so blessed."
There's even more excitement in store for Kristin with the Friday release of her new movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Last week, Kristin joined her costars The Rock, Vanessa Hudgens, and Josh Hutcherson at the LA premiere of Journey 2. Kristin skipped out, though, on the recent junket in Hawaii. Josh, however, went to the islands and told us about the adventure movie and a special Hunger Games surprise.
Photos courtesy Jeff Vespa/WireImage
Kate Middleton, wearing a dress from the UK store Jesire, undertook a solo appearance this evening in London. With her husband, Prince William, away in the Falklands, she's now focusing on the institutions near to her heart. At the end of 2011, Kate announced her plans to become a royal patron of London's National Portrait Gallery. She has a long-standing interest in painting, having studied art history when an undergraduate at St. Andrew's in Scotland.
Today, she stepped out to check out the museum's new exhibit from recently deceased London painter Lucian Freud. It was Kate's first solo public appearance since marrying William back in April of 2011. There may soon be a more permanent royal feature at the National Portrait Gallery. It was announced today that Kate will pose for a portrait bound for the museum.
What to Expect When You're Expecting Set Visit: Elizabeth Banks on Her Fake Bump and Personal Baby Joy
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood will share the big screen in the upcoming comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, which follows different mothers-to-be as they prepare for the arrivals of their bundles of joy. Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, and Elizabeth Banks are among the famous ladies who strapped on fake baby bumps to portray different kinds of pregnant women, and Banks's character, Wendy, doesn't exactly have an easy time of it.
I visited the Atlanta set of the film last year, where Banks was shooting a climactic scene in which her character addresses all the woes of pregnancy — in an auditorium with a rather large audience. The hilarious meltdown, which you can see in the opening of the trailer for What to Expect When You're Expecting, includes harsh truths like "I'm calling it: pregnancy sucks." It was great fun to see Banks film the passionate speech again and again, especially since the funny lady mixed up her one-liners from one take to another. What was even more interesting was seeing all of the extras who played the audience members, since the group of women was a mix of actual pregnant women and women rocking fake baby bumps.
I chatted with Banks about her own experience filming the movie, and she revealed that she actually felt like she was in her own little movie, since she doesn't have much screen time with her costars. Banks was refreshingly honest about not having any parenting tips and also admitted that though welcoming her son, Felix, has brought her a great deal of joy, it hasn't changed her stance on how she feels about kids in general. Here's more of what Banks had to say about pregnancy and motherhood:
What inspired you to take this role?
Elizabeth Banks: I cried when I read the script. It has a really great ending: at the end of the movie, everybody has a baby! It really is just a very relatable story for everyone: anybody who is a parent, has considered being a parent, has a baby, whatever. It's just very universal, what happens in the film. We really explore so many great storylines and different paths to getting a child. I had a unique path to getting my son, so I understand how everybody's path to their child is different.
How does it feel to wear the bump?
EB: It's sweaty! [Laughs] I think it's probably a decent approximation; it weighs a good 10 lbs. The boobs weigh about 6 lbs. They are really unbelievable. It's fun. It definitely makes you sit and walk in a totally different way. As an actor, it's a great prop.
How did you change when you became a mom?
EB: I get drunk much faster and easier, and it's a big problem, so I can't go out very much. I find that I underestimated the amount of joy. I'm really learning about my capacity for joy through my son.
To see what Banks had to say about baby fever and her parenting tips, just keep reading.
Jennifer Aniston is stunning on the March issue of InStyle! The A-list actress, who turns 43 on Saturday, models a sexy black dress and some motorcycle boots, and she's responding to the recent comments that she's copying boyfriend Justin Theroux's sense of style. Find out what she has to say on the matter, and get a peek behind-the-scenes of the shoot in PopSugar Rush!