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Five years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in This Is 40, an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family.

After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte (Iris Apatow) and 13-year-old Sadie (Maude Apatow). As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives…before they kill each other.

In his fourth directorial outing, Apatow’s new comedy captures what it takes for one family to flourish in the middle of a lifetime together.

What emerges is a deeply honest portrait of the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. Through the filmmaker’s unblinking lens, we follow one couple’s three-week navigation of sex and romance, career triumphs and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children.

The all-star cast portraying the family and friends, colleagues and neighbors represents an ensemble of actors from many of Apatow’s previous projects, as well as new comedy players who have been welcomed into the fold. They include John Lithgow, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Jason Segel, Melissa McCarthy, Graham Parker, Lena Dunham, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Charlyne Yi, Lisa Darr and Albert Brooks. www.thisis40movie.com

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Gerard Butler Inspired By Movie To Start A Family

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Playing For Keepsreally made an impact on Gerard Butler! In the movie his character is a man who tries to rebuild a relationship with his son after not being very involved in his life. Gerard admitted playing the role, and having a girlfriend, have inspired him to settle down and start a family.

“I have a girlfriend and she’s very nice, and I would love to settle down at some point for sure. Especially doing a movie like this, you play a father and you hang out with these kids and they’re awesome.

“I mean genuinely awesome! To the point where you go, I want a kid, I want a kid just like you.”

Gerard even joked he was desperate to adopt his on-screen son, Noah Lomax, the 10-year-old actor who co-starred with him.

“It was a crazy bunch of kids, but to be honest that’s what made the movie so much fun, playing with them every day. Even my kid, he was just a dream. He became my best buddy at the end of the movie. I wanted to adopt him! I tried to buy Noah I thought maybe I could take him with me but his mom said he’s not for sale. He’s just a diamond little kid.”

Hmmm… could we be hearing wedding bells for Gerard in 2013? Tomorrow is the last day on the Mayan calendar: it’s supposed to herald in a major transition… LOL.

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Who’s Eating Disorder Is Threatening Her Marriage? (Celebrity Blind Item)

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This is actually a sad situation. One celebrity’s illness with an eating disorder is threatening her marriage. Here it is:

Remember that scene in Legally Blonde where Reese Witherspoon goes to get the alibi of Ali Larter’s character? It turns out that the aerobics queen would rather have people think she offed her husband than know that she got liposuction.

With that in mind, let’s talk about this celebrity’s troubled marriage. The public fights will be about egos and money and infidelity. The private fight is the real one. It’s all about the wife’s rampant eating disorder. The wife is purging multiple times every day, and the husband can’t take it anymore. It’s making her ill and it’s completely stressing him out. Most importantly, he doesn’t want that kind of sick behavior around their impressionable child/ren. However, if they talk about the real problem, will the brand be destroyed, and does the fortune go with it? Quite the conundrum.

Take a guess. Then go see the answer at Blind Gossip: this one has been solved! The answer isn’t all that surprising.

– Item from Blind Gossip

Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Welcome Baby Boy

Homeland‘ star Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy got an early Christmas present! The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Cyrus Michael Christopher, on Monday. Their rep just confirmed the news to Us Weekly. Hugh reportedly announced the news on Tuesday to family and friends, according to Page Six.

“Mother and baby are well, healthy and happy, and together we send our love to you all.”

Hugh also said their son was born at exactly 3 pm and weighed just under seven pounds. Congratulations! I like the name Cyrus Michael Christopher. What do you think?

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Daily Link Love

Check out what my cyber friends are writing about!

  • Oh, this is too bad: Tim Tebow and Camilla Belle have called it quits. (D Listed)
  • Erin Heatherton is hard at work on a new Victoria’s Secret photoshoot. (Moe Jackson)
  • Heidi Klum goes topless on twitter. (DS, Site NSFW)
  • Renee Zellweger’s dating a new guy! (Lainey Gossip)
  • These are some classic examples of passive aggressive moves. (The Berry)
  • Is there going to be a posthumous movie release for Brittany Murphy? (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Trying to decide which movies to go see this holiday? Here’s a guide! (PopSugar)
  • Romeo Beckham models metallics for Burberry. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Does LeAnn Rimes seem a little unstable in this video of her ‘X Factor’ performance? (TMZ)
  • Sarah Hyland covers Glamoholic magazine. (Hollywood Tuna)
  • Do you prefer Rose McGowan as a blonde? (IDLYITW)
  • Can you tell if Rihanna and Chris Brown are on again or off again? (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Is Avril Lavigne pregnant? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Is LeAnn Rimes obsessed with copying Brandi Glanville? (Amy Grindhouse.com)
  • OMG! Frank Ocean is being sued by his own father?! (Pop Crush)

Russell Crowe Arrives At Home In Sydney

russell crowe returns home to sydney

Looks like Russell Crowe is finished filming ‘Winter’s Tale.’ Here he is arriving at home in Sydney with the home he shared with Danielle Spencer and their sons. It’s unclear if he’s staying there or not. But it looks like Russell’s making good on his twitter statement that he wants to put his family back together.

Maybe the holiday season will help Russell with his cause. There’s no way to know what happened behind closed doors. But since Russell and Danielle have kids, hopefully whatever they do, they’ll be able to keep things amicable. The fact that he’s trying is a good sign, at least.

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Jennifer Garner Does The School Run

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Jennifer Garner is definitely back on mom duty. She picked up Violet from school. Seraphina was in tow, getting a piggyback ride from her mom. Jennifer just STAYS on the go!

It’s good this busy mom makes time for herself with shopping and spa time. But I do wonder when in the world does this woman sleep? Well, Jennifer has said Samuel is a very laid-back and happy baby. Maybe he’s already sleeping through the night. For Jennifer’s sake, I hope so!

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