Movie sets are emotionally-charged situations. First of all, film directors are notoriously a snippy sort. They have a very specific vision, and — under the pressure of deadlines and budgets — they’re charged with inspiring an entire crew and cast of actors to carry it out. We’d probably be jerks, too. And on the other side of things, there are the actors — most of whom are sensitive, narcissistic creative types who need a bit of ego-stroking to produce their greatest work. And sometimes, when those two personalities come together, all hell breaks loose.
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What’s the only thing better than one adorable baby? Two adorable babies! (Or three or four or any number up until, say, 12. Then you really have to stop and take a look at your life) Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are clearly in agreement with us, seeing as how they’ve just adopted a second child. “Yes, they have adopted,” their rep confirmed to E! Online today, while People reports that the family has welcomed a second daughter. Anyway, regardless of the baby’s gender…squeeeeeeeee!
No word on the baby’s age or name yet either, nor whether their latest child was adopted in the U.S. or internationally, though the National Enquirer is allegedly claiming Heigl and Kelley are the proud parents of a baby girl from Louisiana. Really, all we know about Heigl Baby #2 is so far is that 1) she will definitely be enjoying/constantly pestering a big sister (the One For The Money star adopted daughter Naleigh back in 2009) and 2) the world will probably have forgotten all about her mom’s starring role in Killers before either of her kids are old enough to see it. Haha, just kidding! We will never let the world forget about Katherine Heigl’s sexy spy rom-com with Ashton Kutcher! Her children’s children’s children will know about Killers!
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This may sound suuuuper creepy, we are aware. But after seeing an excerpt of Katherine Heigl and Anderson Cooper reminisce about their days as child models for Macy’s and Sears catalogs in an interview airing on Anderson tonight, we are dying to see more. Especially after Anderson imitated the cool-guy point that boys were always instructed to do. Adorbs. Katherine continued to model, even as her acting career started to take off when she was 15, so we’ve found a few fansites with scans of her magazine spreads in Seventeen and the like. But Anderson seems to have kept his pics under wraps, revealing them only to benefit his own show. Well, Mr. Silver Fox, since we so amused you with our Courtney Stodden interview, would you so kindly return the favor and share more from your … less-silver days?
In the meantime, here’s Katherine being a stylish jock in a 1994 issue of Seventeen:
One For The Money starring Katherine Heigl opens wide today, and it shows her in a way we aren’t used to seeing her. No, we don’t just mean “brunette.” The film is based on the best-selling novel about Stephanie Plum, a down-on-her-luck lady from New Jersey who turns to bounty hunting to make some cash. The tough-as-nails Jersey girl part seems a bit of a stretch for Heigl. So let’s hope she researched by watching some other classic characters hailing from the great Garden State. Check out our 15 favorites in the gallery below. (Warning: Those sensitive to blatant stereotyping of New Jersey residents should probably just proceed to the next blog post.)
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Katherine Heigl really brought it to the red carpet of her new movie One For The Money. The premiere took place last night in New York and she swanned in looking completely glamorous in a fire engine redÂ Herve L. LerouxÂ dress accessorized withÂ Jimmy ChooÂ heels and aÂ FerragamoÂ clutch. She, of course, couldn’t resist the slightly insane red carpet faces, being Katherine Heigl, but even that didn’t take away from how great she looked. The one-shouldered crimson number is reminiscent of the gorgeous red Escada gown the actress wore to the 2008 Oscars. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — works for us.
Lea Michele nailed it at the world premiere of New Year’s Eve in L.A. She picked this Valentino gown with Christian Louboutin shoes and Neil Lane jewels and hasn’t made one bad decision from head to toe. While she looked elegant, she couldn’t resist hamming it up with Ashton Kutcher (who really needs a haircut) on the red carpet, as you can see above. Looking a lot more streamlined in his suit was Zac Efron, who doesn’t seem to have a bad angle.
We’ve always loved Michelle Pfeiffer whose 53-year-old body looked amazing in a purple Dolce & Gabbana dress, but we aren’t too sure of the matchy-matchy purple pumps that went with the outfit. Wearing the same designer was Katherine Heigl, and while she looked good in her strapless dress, that hair took the attention away. We’re not sure many people can pull off a bouffant bob. Take note, Katy. Also seen were Hilary Swank in a navy, lacy Elie Saab dress, Fergie who piled on the sparkles in Monique Lhuillier and Sofia Vergara in a corseted black sexpot number. Take a look in our gallery below.
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Fans of Katherine Heigl’s early days as Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy (like, when she was a smartmouthed doctor, before she got cancer and started hallucinating sex with her dead boyfriend) and even earlier days as an alien on Roswell, have no doubt been hoping she can dig herself out of the romantic comedy hole she’s dug herself in recent years. And at last, after this months’ New Year’s Eve and next month’s One for the Money, she’s taking a giant leap out of that hole. Today, TheFABlife has learned that she’s attached to star as a forensic psychiatrist in Kill Switch, the movie adaptation of the psychological thriller by former Law & Order: SVU exec producer Neal Baer and co-exec Jonathan Greene.
The book, which doesn’t come out until next week, is the first in a series about psychiatrist Claire Waters, who has a knack for getting people to confide in her, even the most cold-hearted criminals. The first novel brings Claire to the psychiatric wing of Rikers Island, where she meets “deranged” inmate Quimby, whose abusive history makes Claire start to reveal her own painful secrets. Kevin McCormick (whose resume ranges from Saturday Night Fever to Arthur) is producing the flick along with Katherine and her mother, Nancy Heigl. Best of all, it doesn’t sound like there’s a wedding dress or an accidental pregnancy in sight!
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