Calls experience "incredible"
Yesterday we saw a couple of pics of Ryan Reynolds as he was running in the famed New York Marathon and today we get to see his hotness just as he crossed the finish line — he managed to finish the marathon race in 3 hours and 50 minutes. Amazingly, Ryan was up for talking to reporters after his grueling run and gave much moral support credit to Michael J. Fox who he saw in the crowd cheering him on (Ryan ran for Team Fox which used the marathon to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease research):
Mission accomplished! Ryan Reynolds completed the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday – and lived to tell about it. “I’m still standing. I’m very excited about that,” he told reporters after crossing the finish line in 3 hours and 50 minutes, faster than he anticipated. “It was an incredible experience.” Reynolds says in the last leg of the race, he was motivated to keep going by one special spectator. “When I saw Michael J. Fox on Fifth Avenue, I gained about 15 pounds in goose bumps,” said Reynolds. “It kind of pushed me through the last six miles or so.” Reynolds ran for Team Fox in honor of his father, Jim Reynolds, who has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for the past 15 years. “[During the race] I thought a lot about my father and Michael and the 500,000 other people afflicted with this awful disease in the United States alone. I ran for those who can’t,” Reynolds told PEOPLE. Reynolds’s mother Tammy and brother Terry greeted him with hugs at the finish line in Central Park.
The New York Daily News managed to video their interview with Ryan Reynolds (and others) at the marathon finish line. After the jump, check it out … More »
With mama Gwen
Now that little Zuma Nesta Rock has been let out of seclusion and has been introduced to the world, it appears that the little kid is everywhere these days. Gwen Stefani took her sons Kingston James and Zuma Nesta out for an afternoon in the park yesterday in plain sight of anyone who happened to be there. With all these very public outings of late (you may recall that Gwen took Zuma to the Beverly Hills Public Library last week before she posted an official photo of the little man on the No Doubt official website) it would seem that mama Gwen is taking great pains to get her newborn son as much attention as possible after keeping him hidden away for the couple of months after his birth. Here are a few pics of Zuma and his mama in a Beverly Hills park yesterday afternoon:
It was a bit cool here in SoCal yesterday so the crocheted baby jumpsuit was a wise decision. This baby is so cute … while Kingston look more like daddy Gavin Rossdale (I think), Zuma looks like his mother Gwen. It seems pretty clear that Gwen is no longer interested in keeping her youngest child sequestered from public view any longer … I suppose once the Zuma has been let out of the bottle (of the the genie variety not the liquor variety — altho Zuma does still remind me of Zima) there’s no putting him back in. I suspect that Zuma will become a mainstay from here on out. I, for one, am glad to have him.
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Why so serious?
A few Twilighters seemed miffed at my joking post yesterday about Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart lookin’ gloomy at the Rome International Film Festival this weekend where they were on hand to promote their new movie Twilight. So, to make up for that egregious offense, here are a couple new photos of the pair posing for promotional portraits shot by Elisabetta A. Villa at the St.Regis Grand Hotel on Halloween in Rome, again, to promote their new movie together:
To their credit, they look very serious and preternatural in these photos … which go well with the tone of their love affair in the movie Twilight. Thus far, we’ve only really seen bits of the couple’s chemistry in the meager commercial spots and trailers that have been made available to us. I’m curious to see exactly how the romantic interplay between Bella (Kristen) and Edward (Robert) plays out over the duration of the film. While I generally enjoyed the books overall, there were portions that I felt were far too schmaltzy … will that still be a problem in the movie or will there be a huge dose of realism added to their interactions? Lest anyone think otherwise, I am really intrigued by this new movie … I’m curious to see how the books will come to life. Even if R. Pattz and K. Stew shun any notion of hair brushing, I deffo think they will be able to bring their beloved characters to life.
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Calls himself a "running joke", manages to finish the run in under 4 hours
Yesterday we saw a few photos of Ryan Reynolds talking to members of the media at a press conference ahead of today’s New York Marathon run … and today we have a couple pics of the man himself in action. Sweat dripping, arms pumping … Ryan sure does make runnin’ look gooood:
I understand that Ryan, who was numbered 14778, managed to complete the 26.2 mile run with a final time of 3:50:22. Sounds like a respectable time to me … and if you also consider that the man looked hawt while running this marathon, well, it sounds like a win-win situation to me. It’s unclear just how much money Ryan managed to raise on behalf of Team Fox (named for Michael J. Fox which seeks to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease research) but I’m sure he managed to pull in some much needed funds. Well done, Ryan … we all knew you could do it! Woot!
[Photo credit: Splash News]
Make it so
Early last month we learned that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was awarded the Honorary Patronage award by the Trinity College Philosophical Society and today we learn that English actor Patrick Stewart (who y’all may know expertly played Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation) with The Samuel Beckett Award by the Trinity College Historical Society:
As I understand it, The Samuel Beckett Award is bestowed on folks for their Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and I can think of no more deserving person than Patrick Stewart. Even absent his amazing run as Capt. Picard on ST: TNG, Stewart has given many amazing performances, not the least of which was his portrayal of Macbeth on stage on Broadway earlier this year. I am a huge Patrick Stewart fan and am happy to highlight achievements like this. He rules, y’all!
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Er, at least, I think it is
Britney Spears, who has of late been very open and forthcoming with her fans on everything from spending time with her children to rehearsing for her new music video, was curiously shy this Halloween weekend as she made her way out of Drew Barrymore‘s Halloween party. Dressed as a witch (I think), Britney hid behind her conical hat as she departed from the Halloween fête:
You can see that Brit Brit was rockin’ a witchy black wig while her two friends wore white wigs but it’s evident that she wasn’t really interested in showing off her costume:
Honestly, with all the openness that Britney has been sharing on her official website in recent weeks, I can understand how she might want to lay low every once in a while.
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Celebrity hairstylist to the stars and all-around BFF to Jessica Simpson accidentally got his face bashed by an over-eager paparazzo as he tried to lead his BFF Jess thru a scrum of paps as the pair tried to make an exit from Madeo restaurant last night. Leading the way for Jess to get to her waiting car, Ken‘s face made unfortunate contact with a pap’s camera, causing his face to split open and start gushing blood … EEK!
Jessica Simpson watched in shock as her BFF/hair stylist Ken Paves had his face busted open during a crazy paparazzi crush on their way out of Madeo late Saturday night. Ken was escorting Jess out of the restaurant, when the sea of snappers swarmed — and in the madness, one guy hit Ken near his eye with a part of a camera. With blood trickling down his face, Ken still managed to get Jess inside their waiting ride. Their driver then whisked the group to a nearby hospital, where Jess accompanied her friend inside the building.
Aww … poor Ken :( On the one hand, it’s pretty crappy that celebs and their friends can’t make the simple walk from a restaurant to their car without getting injured but, in actuality (and thankfully), this sort of thing doesn’t happen too often. It really looks like it was an accident but cameras should not be that close to people’s faces. I am deffo of the mind that people who seek fame have to take some ownership of the attention they receive but no one should be physically injured in this way under any circumstances.
[Photo credit: X17, Splash News; Source]
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Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart look thrilled
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were both on hand at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Italy this weekend for a world premiere preview tease of their new movie Twilight at the 3rd Annual Rome International Film Festival. Altho this was just a preview showing of the Twilight movie at such a prestigious event, neither Robby nor Kristen looked at all interested in even being there:
Actually, Kristen was the one who looked more bored of the two … R. Pattz looked more his usual, disheveled, disinterested self. Altho this preview screening was the first one to take place officially, only these two and their director Catherine Hardwicke decided to come out for the event. I would assume that more castmembers will manage to free up their bizzy schedules to come out and promote their movie in the future. Here’s hoping those folks will look a wee bit more excited/bathed for those premiere events.
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
Run, baby, run
Newlywed Ryan Reynolds, who recently got hitched to his ladylove Scarlett Johansson in a supersecret wedding in Canada in September, was on hand at Tavern on the Green in NYC yesterday to answer questions at a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s 2008 ING New York City Marathon. At yesterday’s press event, Ryan talked about why he was running in the race this year for the first time but, more importantly, was lookin’ all kids of hawt while doing so:
Among the 40,000 expected to pound the New York City Marathon’s 26.2 miles of pavement tomorrow is “Mr. Scarlett Johansson.” Actor Ryan Reynolds, a newlywed since September, is in his first marathon to raise $1 million for Team Fox’s research into Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts his dad. Reynolds called the race “26.2 miles of physical humiliation and searing psychic pain” and training for it “the purest form of hell I could ever imagine.” But despite recent bronchitis and some injuries, he waxed confident, what with Johansson among the cheering throng. “Who knows? I could be a head, a neck and a stump when I finish,” he said.
Kudos goes out to Ryan for taking on such a Herculean task like this, especially since he’s never done it before. I can’t even imagine coming close to pretending to partake in a 26+ mile run … or walk for that matter. I suspect that, with Scarlett cheering him on, Ryan will put for this best effort to help raise funds for his charity of choice. Good luck, Ryan … we’ll be cheering you on!
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Master illusionist/magician Criss Angel was on hand to host the gala premiere opening of his new magic show, Believe, at The Luxor Hotel And Casino last night. The show is the latest to be produced by the folks from Cirque de Soleil and promises to offer an experience that, according to the show’s official website, “transcends any preconceived notion of what it means to be emotionally engaged by the arts of mysticism and illusion. Imagine a fantasy, an allegory, a highly theatrical tableau of mood, reverie and emotion set against a backdrop of dreamlike darkness and light.” Oh and in other news, Criss showed up with former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Holly Madison on his arm … and on his lips:
I understand that Holly and Criss claim that they are “just friends” but we’ve all heard that line before. Other former Hefner ex-girlfriend Bridget Marquardt revealed to US Weekly that Holly and Kendra Wilkinson (the third ex-Hefner girlfriend) have already moved out of the Playboy Mansion … which is perfect timing should Holly want to move in with her friend Criss Angel. I’m not sure if this new hook-up will actually turn into anything of substance but I can’t really decide if Holly has traded up or traded down. On the upside, Criss Angel is about 50 years younger than Hugh Hefner. On the downside, he’ll prolly never be as pimp as Hef used to be … so … thoughts?
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