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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Welcome Twins

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had two special gifts on their fourth wedding anniversary – their newborn twins.

The 41-year-old singer gave birth on Saturday, April 30 to a boy and girl at a Los Angeles hospital at 12:07 p.m. EST, her rep confirmed.

“My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won’t ever be able to top this!” Cannon tweeted.

According to her rep, the girl was born first, weighing 5 lbs., 3 oz., and 18 inches, while her brother weighed in at 5 lbs., 6 oz., and 19 inches.

The couple have not named the twins yet.

Congrats to the happy parents!

Edited: April 30th, 2011

January Jones Expecting First Child

Mad Men actress January Jones is expecting her first child.

Her rep confirmed the news.

“January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall,” her rep said.

According to a source, “She’s really looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a single mom.”

Jones was recently dating Saturday Night Live actor Jason Sudeikis, but the two called it quits back in January.

The actress is staying mum on who the father of the child is.

Edited: April 29th, 2011

Elizabeth Banks Nabs Hunger Games Role

Elizabeth Banks has landed the role of Effie Trinket in the upcoming Hunger Games movie.

The 37-year-old actress will play the perky handler, who’s assigned by the Capitol to escort and advise Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) as they prepare for the Hunger Games.

“I can now confirm I’m EFFIE TRINKET in The Hunger Games,” Banks wrote on her Twitter page. “So excited!”

Effie is very strict about manners. But despite her seemingly serious demeanor, she has bright pink hair.

Edited: April 28th, 2011

DVD Review: The King’s Speech

It’s no surprise The King’s Speech won the top honors at the Academy Awards.

The film is well-made and includes outstanding performances that back up a great script.

The King’s Speech centers around Prince Albert (Colin Firth), the Duke of York who grew up in the shadow of his brother Edward (Guy Pearce).

Albert does not like public appearances because he stammers, however, after the public begins to notice his stammer, his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham-Carter) seeks out therapies that may help him.

After searching and failing to find the right doctor, Elizabeth turns to Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) – a man who has quite a reputation in the medical community.

Lionel uses unorthodox approaches to help Albert with his stammer, including refusing to call him His Royal Highness.

The King’s Speech is a beautiful film that shows the hardships that Prince Albert had to overcome and the friendship between him and Lionel.

The DVD extras include commentary from Tom Hooper and an interview with Logue’s grandson, author Mark Logue, about the search through family records that unearthed the story.

Edited: April 22nd, 2011

Ethan Hawke and Wife Expecting Second Child

Ethan Hawke and his wife, Ryan Hawke, are expecting their second child together.

This will be the fourth for Hawke, who also has two children with ex-wife Uma Thurman.

The couple married in June 2008 and had a daughter, Clementine Jane, the following month.

Ryan Hawke is also the former nanny to Hawke’s children with Thurman – Maya, now 12, and Levon, 9.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Edited: April 21st, 2011

NYGossipGirl Exclusive Video Interview: Saoirse Ronan

NYGossipGirl had the pleasure of chatting with Hanna actress Saoirse Ronan at the New York City premiere of her action-packed film.

The film centers around Hanna (Ronan), a teenage girl who has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier. This come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

During our interview with Ronan, she talked about what it was like preparing for the role and how she dealt with the action scenes.

Check out NYGossipGirl’s exclusive interview below!

Edited: April 20th, 2011

Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne: Harper’s Bazaar Shoot

Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and their Bridesmaids castmates are all camera ready for a fashion spread in Harper’s Bazaar May 2011 issue.

Pictured are Wiig in Burberry Prorsum, Maya Rudolph in Max Mara, Byrne in Gucci and Melissa McCarthy in Talbots.

The film follows Annie (Wiig), a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Byrne, McCarthy, McLendon-Covey and Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals.

Edited: April 20th, 2011

John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby in Talks for Nobody Walks

John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby are in negotiations to star in Nobody Walks, a film that depicts one week in the life of a Los Angeles family who invite a young, charismatic artist into their home, only to find her disrupting their lives.

Rosemarie DeWitt is also in talks for a part in the film.

Director Ry Russo-Young is on board to direct and he is co-writing the script with Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture).

Production is slated for the end of May in Los Angeles.

Edited: April 20th, 2011

NYGossipGirl Contest: Waiting for Forever Giveaway – CLOSED

Don’t miss your chance for love when Waiting For Forever comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

From the producer of Walk the Line, Waiting For Forever stars Rachel Bilson (Jumper, The O.C.) and Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio).

The film follows Will (Sturridge), a young man with a free spirit and a heart of pure gold. The object of Will’s lifelong affection is Emma (Bilson), the beautiful young actress whom he has never stopped loving since they were childhood sweethearts. But when they reunite, and Will gets swept up in Emma’s complicated past, his innocence and all-consuming passion could cost him everything he’s ever wanted.

Waiting For Forever, which comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on May 3, also stars Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers), Blythe Danner (Little Fockers, Meet the Fockers), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) and Jaime King (Sin City, Pearl Harbor).

For your chance of winning a copy of the film on DVD, simply answer the following question:

What is Will’s job?
A) Quirky street performer
B) Waiter
C) Actor

Follow Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on Twitter @FoxHomeEnt and NYGossipGirl.com @NY_Gossip_Girl

Edited: April 19th, 2011

NYGossipGirl Exclusive Interview: Lee Pace, Michael Angarano, Max Winkler

NYGossipGirl recently had the pleasure of chatting with the cast and director of Ceremony.

The film, which is out in theaters, follows Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) who convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker (Lee Pace).

However, it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with the filmmaker’s fiancee, Zoe (Uma Thurman), and that his true intention is to thwart their impending nuptials. As Sam’s plan begins to unravel, he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.

Max Winkler directs the film.

During the video interview, Pace and Angarano talked about their roles and what it was like working with Winkler. Pace also dished about his upcoming Twilight role.

Check out the exclusive interview below!

Edited: April 15th, 2011

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