It takes a really good cause to get celebrity moms and dads to leave the comfort of their homes on a weekday night in the middle of the holiday season. Baby Buggy — the charity founded by Jessica Seinfeld that distributes new and gently used baby products to New York City families in need — is one such cause. The organization has given away more than 50 million baby products since it started, and for its 10th anniversary, Jessica organized a night of comedy featuring none other than her husband, Jerry Seinfeld, as well as Jon Stewart and Colin Quinn. The comedic lineup drew a crowd of celeb supporters including Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Bridget Moynahan, Chrissy and Nigel Barker, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, Rosie Pope, Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber, and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. I took my place on the red carpet and spoke to the stars as they entered the event, asking them about their own wish lists for the holiday season. See what they had to say!
Bridget Moynahan hopped on her bike while her son, Jack, took a ride on her director boyfriend McG's shoulders yesterday. The threesome met up in NYC to enjoy the Easter holiday together. McG and Bridget have been seeing each other for about a year, and it looks like he's becoming a part of the family. Jack, who just visited Disneyland with dad Tom Brady, is getting close to his fourth birthday this Summer in August. Bridget has been spending most of her time on the East Coast with her son as she shoots Blue Bloods, which takes place in the Big Apple. She might be a busy mom, but she also keeps her model body in great shape and recently even posed nude for Allure along with stars like Ashley Tisdale and Keri Hilson.
Gwyneth Shares Her Great Shape Secrets During a Good Housekeeping Night With Meryl, Christy, and More
Gwyneth Paltrow got some of her best Big Apple girlfriends together last night for Good Housekeeping's Shine On Awards, which honored the achievements of powerful women. The actress was there to salute the work and raise awareness around maternal health done by Christy Turlington Burns, and they shared the evening with other ladies like Meryl Streep, Rebecca Romijn, and new mom Ali Larter. Gwyneth, who was on the cover of the magazine's February issue, has been busy with her return to Glee, which airs next week, and promoting her latest publication — she hosted a dinner for friends like Cameron Diaz, Jay-Z, and Mario Batali on Monday to toast her new cookbook My Father's Daughter. She was on hand yesterday to congratulate others, but Gwyneth took a minute to discuss the long hours she spends maintaining her awesome figure. Gwyneth said on the red carpet, "The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I work my [expletive] ass off. It's not an accident. It's not luck, it's not fairy dust, it's not good genes. It's killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week, but what I get out of it is relative to what I put into it. That's what I try to do in all areas of my life."
You're already privy to everything you need to know about Battle: Los Angeles. It has aliens. It has explosions. It has Aaron Eckhart using his most gruff voice to lead a platoon to protect Los Angeles against said aliens and said explosions. All that can be gleaned from the trailer, and unfortunately, the full experience doesn't go much deeper than the preview, leaving us a film with a lot of bark and no bite.
Set in the not-so-distant future of August 2011, the film takes us to — wait for it — Los Angeles, where Marine staff sergeant Michael Nantz (Eckhart) is ready to be discharged after 20 years of service and a recent stint in Iraq that cost him the lives of a few of his men, not to mention the respect from the rest of his platoon. But Michael is forced to change his plans and rise to the occasion when major cities around the globe fall under alien attack, and LA is next on the hit parade.
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Hasn't Hollywood reached its saturation point with alien disaster flicks? Apparently not, because next year will bring Battle: Los Angeles. Set in 2011, the film follows a series of events as extraterrestrials raid Earth, and one country after another succumbs to their attacks. Aaron Eckhart stars as a Marine staff sergeant trying to protect LA — the only city still standing. Bridget Moynahan also appears (apparently as the movie's damsel in distress), along with Michelle Rodriguez, who will be doing her signature tough-chick shtick.
The film sounds like typical blockbuster material, but the trailer bombards the senses (in a good way). They've packed in an insane amount of special effects, the music's incredibly eerie (and surprisingly moving), and we get just a peek at the alien life forms without giving too much away. I'm convinced, how about you? The movie lands on March 11, 2011, but watch the preview when you read more
From Felicity to Mr. Big's ex-wife, you're sure to recognize some familiar faces popping up in new places on the Fall TV lineup. A few of our favorite Friends are returning in January, while Captain Kirk, Lost-ies, and more are already back on the small screen. Check out the case files on these favorites!
What it's about: The Reagans have served the NYPD for multiple generations: grandfather Henry (Len Cariou) was the chief of police, his son Frank (Tom Selleck) is currently in the job, and Frank's children Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Erin (Bridget Moynahan) also maintain law and order (as a detective and an assistant D.A., respectively). Now, the youngest of the household, Jamie (Will Estes), is being welcomed into the fold, having just graduated from the police academy. The family members butt heads, but ultimately try to help each other out when it comes to solving a hard-to-crack case.
Where it works: The show has the same writing team as The Sopranos, so what more do you need? I don't care much about the actual episode-to-episode police cases — that's why you have every other procedural drama on television — but the family relationships here really hit a nice chord. The pilot sets up who each Reagan is (without giving away too much), and a surprise twist with a police conspiracy should keep viewers invested beyond just the first few weeks.
Where it doesn't: A couple of the characters feel clichéd, specifically Danny, who is the hot-tempered cop that's not afraid to take drastic measures for justice. He has a sweeter, family-man side to help round him out, but I still feel like we've seen this over-the-top type before.
Am I hooked? Definitely. I enjoy seeing the family interact (not to mention, Estes is nice to look at), and the pilot sets up enough suspense that I'm already dying to see the second episode.
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I'm having a case of the Mondays today. Everything just feels a little off, and my smile seems a bit forced. In times like these I like to read through inspirational quotes — especially ones about what it means to be a healthy woman. Lucky for me I can always turn to Healthy Bites — the healthiest, most body confident celeb quotes around. Read more to hear what Jessica, Courteney, Bridget, Ashley, and Rihanna have to say about what it means to be a healthy (and happy!) woman.
Not all moms need marriage and the carriage. Self magazine's August cover girl, Bridget Moynahan, didn't. Though she and ex Tom Brady split before their son John, 2, was born, the actress's social life wasn't affected. She said:
When I was six months pregnant, my belly was like an enormous watermelon. But it didn't hamper my dating life! I do look at men differently now; there's a whole category that isn't in the running: somebody who doesn't want a family. And, while I'd love to have more children, I'm not sure I want another on my own. One is portable; two are not. Anyone I date is going to have an open heart. I never had the fantasy that I was going to get married and have three kids and live in a house with a white picket fence. I couldn't ask to be in a better place right now, and there were multiple things that made all this — having a beautiful son and work I'm proud of and supportive friends — come true.
All women don't buy into the conventional dream; did you?