Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar hit the beach shirtless in Malibu yesterday. They filmed scenes in the sand for TNT's Franklin and Bash, which has been picked up for a third season. Mark and Breckin will be joined by their newest cast member, Heather Locklear, this Summer, when the series returns to the air. Mark has more than just his professional success to celebrate, since he marked his 39th birthday on March 1 and recently announced that he's expecting his third child. Mark's wife, Catriona McGinn, is pregnant with the couple's first baby together, who will join Mark's older kids, Ava and Michael, from his previous marriage. Breckin, meanwhile, is newly single after splitting from his wife, Deborah Kaplan, late last year after nearly 11 years together.
Jessica Simpson was a bridesmaid Saturday at the wedding of her best friend CaCee Cobb to her longtime boyfriend Donald Faison. CaCee and Donald married at his former Scrubs costar Zach Braff's home in LA. Following a 16-month engagement, CaCee and Donald joined the long list of celebrities who married in 2012. Jess was honored to be a part of CaCee and Donald's ceremony. She tweeted yesterday, "I was the maid of honor last night for my best friend CaCee Cobb. She was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen in my life!"
A range of Donald and CaCee's famous friends turned out, including Zach and his girlfriend Taylor Bagley. Breckin Meyer attended, as did Ashlee, Tina, and Joe Simpson. Jessica, who walked down the grassy aisle on the arm of Zach, later met up with her own husband-to-be Eric Johnson. Amid rumors that Jessica's expecting their second child, she donned a long, black bridesmaid gown.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer are back as fast-talking lawyers Jared Franklin and Peter Bash on tonight's season two premiere of their legal comedy, Franklin & Bash. We sat down with Breckin and Mark-Paul earlier this year and got their take on why everyone should be watching Franklin & Bash, as well as what we can expect in new episodes. Watch now to see what MPG and Breckin had to say. Franklin & Bash airs tonight at 10/9 p.m. on TNT.
The second season of TNT's Franklin & Bash premieres tonight at 10/9 p.m. EST, and if you're not familiar with the show, then let me remind you that it stars two major '90s hunks: Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Jared Franklin (Meyer) and Peter Bash (Gosselaar) are two good-looking lawyers who capitalize on their charm and unconventional courtroom style to win cases. Away from the office and outside the courtroom, Peter and Jared are the best of friends and two single guys who know how to let loose. If you're looking for a new addition to your DVR, then here are five reasons you should have a Summer fling with Franklin & Bash.
- It's a drama-free courtroom drama: If you need a break from serious procedurals, then look no further. Franklin and Bash's cases are borderline ridiculous, but with writing from Kevin Falls, who previously penned The West Wing, you're in for some serious fun at our legal system's expense.
- Mark. Paul. Shirtless: Let me say it again — Mark. Paul. Shirtless. The writers make sure to regularly treat viewers to scenes featuring MPG's abs. Check out tonight's episode and you'll get an eye-full of his six-pack. It's must-see TV.
- The man cave: The guys do most of their critical thinking (and drinking) in a very impressive, tricked-out man cave. Season one's most memorable moment took place there (ahem, naked MPG), and we're hoping the hot tub comes back into play this season.
- Blasts from the past: Gosselaar and Meyer aren't the only famous faces you might recognize. In addition to series regular Malcolm McDowell, this season is peppered with cameos from stars like Seth Green, Chris Klein, Cybill Shepherd, and Beau Bridges, just to name a few. There hasn't been a Saved by the Bell reunion just yet, but here's hoping Kelly Kapowski, aka Tiffani Thiessen, can sneak away from her full-time gig on White Collar for a future episode.
- Just a little somethin' to break the monotony: Like the aforementioned song lyric, the show feels like summertime. The episodes are new, the tone is light, and the cast is hot. If you're sick of reruns and need something fresh to spice up your Tuesday routine, then click over to F&B, adjust the base, and let the alpine blast, 'cause it's summertime.
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Reese Witherspoon capped off a busy weekend yesterday at LA's sixth annual Kidstock Music and Arts festival. The event, which raised over $300,000 for One Voice organization, brought out major names like Victoria Beckham, Scott Foley, Greg Kinnear, and Pete Wentz. Pete was joined by girlfriend, Meagan Camper, and son, Bronx. The trio were spotted customizing a pair of toddler-sized Hudson jeans for Bronx. Reese helped Ava and Deacon Phillippe create their own designs as well, with Ava picking out a rainbow and heart patch for a purple pair of skinny jeans.
In addition to arts and crafts, the Drybar salon was also styling hair for the little ones. Ava left with pink streaks and glitter highlights while the Beckham boys, Romeo, Brooklyn, and Cruz opted for mohawks. The Beckhams had an exciting weekend on the West Coast and across the pond. David was in London to accept a special soccer honor while Victoria went shopping with the kids and kept a close eye on the fashion happening at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer are gearing up for the June 5 season-two premiere of Franklin & Bash on TNT. The guys hold a special place in our '90s girl hearts, so when we got a chance to chat with them, we had to get their straightforward dating advice. And, of course, we brought up the '90s. How could we resist while talking to Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris and Clueless's Travis Birkenstock? Read more to find out what we learned.
The guys of Maroon 5 got in on the Halloween party hosting action last night by gathering their friends at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary for a bash. Frontman Adam Levine and his girlfriend, Anne V, were in their '80s finest going as a "rock star wedding couple," and Lauren Conrad looked adorable decked out as Minnie Mouse. She tweeted about how her friend Kristen Ess actually created the mouse ears out of Lauren's own hair! Paris Hilton was a princess while How to Make It in America star Bryan Greenberg was a hot Brawny man! Parks and Recreation funny guy Aziz Ansari was fresh off a college tour to mingle with the crowd decked out as Walt from Breaking Bad. Adam and his band's event was just one of the many that brought out celebrities in Halloween costumes on both sides of the country!
Ryan Phillippe and Breckin Meyer were together for another outing in LA yesterday, bringing their kids along for an afternoon at Castle Park. Ava and Deacon are fresh off a visit to Ojai, where they joined their mom, Reese Witherspoon, for her Saturday wedding to Jim Toth. Ryan stuck close to home over the weekend and enjoyed a low-key hike with girlfriend Amanda Seyfried and their dogs. Ava and Deacon are spending extra time with Ryan while Jim and Reese are apparently off on a brief honeymoon before she begins promoting Water For Elephants later this month. Ryan, whose The Lincoln Lawyer recently hit theaters, has The Bang Bang Club debuting during Tribeca next month, and Breckin also has a new project in the works as he's starring alongside Mark-Paul Gosselaar in TNT's legal comedy Franklin and Bash.
Ryan Phillippe joined Ed Norton and Breckin Meyer last night for dinner at Craig's restaurant in LA. It was a guys' night out for Ryan, who has lately been spending lots of time with his lady friend Amanda Seyfried. Ryan has also been busy making the interview rounds to chat up his new movie The Lincoln Lawyer along with his costar Matthew McConaughey. Their legal thriller didn't make big waves at the box office last weekend, but BuzzSugar was still a fan of their work.
The U2 concert in Pasadena last night brought out many of Hollywood's biggest names. After a weekend with family, David Beckham attended with friends, while Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford turned up side-by-side. Paris Hilton came with her boyfriend Doug and sister Nicky, and Ashley Greene left the Gossip Girl gang to watch the show alongside fellow Twilighters Kellan Lutz and Cam Gigandet. Ryan Phillippe had a boys' evening out with BFF Breckin Meyer, as Olivia Wilde chatted with Ginnifer Goodwin. Orlando Bloom tried to go a little incognito as he played with a mask in the VIP lounge before the whole famous gang went to see Bono and the guys do their thing on stage.