NORA Ephron Service, A memorial to honour New York writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron has been scheduled for July 9.Jacob Bernstein, one of Ephron’s two children, revealed the date of the upcoming service on Wednesday, though further details, including the location, are still being determined.
Influential, Oscar-nominated director, producer and screenwriter Ephron died Tuesday in New York at the age of 71 after a battle with leukemia.
“Nora Ephron always loved a good New York story, and she could tell them like no one else,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement via Twitter.
She made the move to the movies after first establishing a successful career as a journalist writing for The New York Post, Esquire and The New York Times during her 20s and 30s.
Her passing on Tuesday drew a wave of tributes from fans as well as colleagues in journalism and the arts. (CBC News)
Molly Sims Son Name, A week after giving birth to her first child, Molly Sims and her hubby, Scott Stuber, have finally revealed the name of their newborn son!.As for their choice, the supermodel’s rep confirmed that the pair have decided to call their little prince Brooks Alan Stuber.
As previously reported by GossipCenter, Sims and Stuber welcomed their seven pound boy back on June 19, a moment in which Molly called the “Happiest Day of My Life!.”
In other personal news, the 39 year-old recently shared some insight with her fans and Twitter followers about what helps keep herself and her family in tip top shape.
The blonde beauty wrote on Tuesday (June 26), “Believe it or not, people are always asking me what’s in my fridge! Well here’s my answer ” In a video posted on her website, Molly gives fans a sneak peek inside her fridge and explains that a couple of her pantry must haves include, Kale chips, cayenne pepper and chia seeds.” (The Gossip Girls)
Paula Deen Weight Loss, Six months after revealing her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Paula Deen has lost 30 pounds. The celebrity chef who is most famous for her abiding love of all things buttery, cheesy and fried told People Magazine : “I do think differently now … I’m more aware.”
Deen now eschews favorite comfort foods like mashed potatoes in favor of fish and salads, according to the report. “If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results,” she told People.
The Food Network star announced her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis only six months ago, though she’d been living with the disease for three years, prompting criticism that her announcement was financially motivated, as she’d signed a multi-million dollar deal to be a spokesperson for Victoza — a Type 2 diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk. That deal, combined with her on-air persona as the decadence-loving creator of such items as the doughnut burger and rib casserole prompted some outrage, with Daniel Snyder of The Atlantic referring to her cuisine style as “abject gluttony.”
“Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later,” Anthony Bourdain famously tweeted.
“Honey, I’m your cook, not your doctor,” Deen told NBC in response to the critics. But she also insisted that she was managing her condition through a combination of Victoza and lifestyle changes. Soon after, photos of Deen chowing down on a cheeseburger again put her in hot water.
But since then, Deen reveals to People, she’s been making a concerted effort to lose weight, eat healthier and even exercise. And that’s important as diet and exercise are the two main treatments for Type 2 diabetes, according to the National Institutes of Health. (Huffington Post)
Delores Viola Reunion, It was a reunion nearly 80 years in the making for one Minnesota woman as she finally met the sister she never knew she had. Delores Viola has had a good life. “I have, I have, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world,” said Delores Viola.
She just feels like a piece of it is missing. “As I’m growing older, I thought I really would like to know who I am.”
Delores was in her 50s when she learned at the age of 13 months she’d been given up for adoption.
Her curiosity led her to the website Ancestry.com, where Delores soon learned she had a sister living in Michigan.
Betty Lou Overholser and her daughters decided nearly 8 decades apart was long enough.
At 83 years old Delores has a new sister and nieces.
She learned her mother gave her up for adoption before dying at 31 years old. “I always wanted a sister? said Delores? sister, Betty Lou Overholser. (KSDK)
Alec Baldwin Broadway, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin is to return to Broadway next spring in Lyle Kessler’s play “Orphans,” producers announced.Directed by Daniel Sullivan, and produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole, this production will mark the first Broadway staging of the play.
“I have dreamed, for a long time, of doing this play with this director. It’s an honor to work with Dan Sullivan in Lyle Kessler’s ‘Orphans,’” Baldwin said in a statement Wednesday.
“In the play, two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip,” a synopsis said. “One night, he kidnaps a rich older man; Harold turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for.”
Baldwin is to play the role of Harold. The roles of Treat and Phillips are yet to be cast. The show will play at a Shubert Theatre to be announced, the producers said. (UPI)
Savannah Guthrie And Today, Savannah Guthrie, the currently rumored favorite to replace Ann Curry as Matt Lauer’s cohost on “The Today Show,” has all the qualities associated with women who rise through the ranks on both fictional and real-life TV shows.If she does get the cohost spot, which reports on Tuesday suggested could happen as soon as Curry and NBC agree on a buyout, the only surprise would be that it happened a little sooner than NBC had been thinking.
NBC has clearly groomed her all along as a rising star. The network probably just didn’t expect the star to have to rise to this level – if that’s what it does – for another few years.
Those few years would have, or will, make her a better-known brand, which is helpful in the ultra-competitive TV morning show world.
But Guthrie has shown the same combination of traits that made predecessors like Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira so successful on “The Today Show.”
She’s smart, quick-witted, attractive and able to swing easily between the serious and the silly, seeming at ease with both.
She’s also a good TV age: She just turned 40 in December. That means she’s old enough so viewers won’t suspect she’s just some ambitious young conniver who slept with the right executive, but young enough to attract audiences whose pop culture references come from the current century.
She has solid academic credentials, graduating with honors from Georgetown Law Center, and she is a member of the bar in Washington and Arizona.
She learned the TV game in Arizona, Missouri and Washington before she joined NBC in 2007 as a legal*n*lyst.
She started on Tru TV back when it was Court TV and covered courts. She also covered Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential race and was NBC’s White House correspondent from 2008 to 2011.
She coanchored “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC before she was named cohost of the third hour of “Today” in the shuffle that put Curry into the main cohosting slot. (New York Daily News)