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Drew Barrymore And Will Kopelman "Really Tried Hard" To Make Marriage Work Before Divorce


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Less than a week after she confirmed her split from her third husband Will Kopelman, new details have emerged about Drew Barrymore’s efforts to make their marriage a lasting one.

The 41 year old actress, a former child star of E.T. and star of dozens of blockbusters, announced her split from her art dealer husband Kopelman last week, with the mutual intention to divorce. They have two young daughters together – Olive (3) and Frankie (1).

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Drew Barrymore Confirms Divorce From Husband Will Kopelman


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Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman have confirmed they are divorcing in a joint statement. The couple, who married in June 2012 have two children together daughters Olive and Frankie and have said that the end of their relationship will not take away from them continuing to be a family.

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In a statement to People the couple said: "Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on."

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Drew Barrymore Reportedly Splits From Husband Will Kopelman


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Drew Barrymore has reportedly split from her husband of nearly four years, art consultant Will Kopelman. The couple, who married in June 2012 have two children together, daughters Olive and Frankie and are said to want to “remain close” for the sake of their family.

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A source told the New York Post's Page Six: “They’ve been having some difficulties, but they remain close for the sake of their kids.” Another source added, “Drew had a very rebellious and wild childhood, with no family around her, and while she is a very different person now, and a great mother, some of that can stay with you.”

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How To Be Single Review

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There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.

It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.

Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.

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Drew Barrymore - 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Celebrity Sightings at STORYS - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Drew Barrymore , Toni Collette - 40th Toronto International Film Festival - 'Miss You Already' - Premiere - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 12th September 2015

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Drew Barrymore - Opening night of Refinery29 presentation of 29Rooms, a celebration of style and culture - Brooklyn, New York, United States - Thursday 10th September 2015

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Drew Barrymore - 2015 Safe Kids Day Los Angeles presented by Nationwide - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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Drew Barrymore - Drew Barrymore works up a sweat at the gym in Studio City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 28th March 2015

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Drew Barrymore - Drew Barrymore leaves a gym after a workout - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015

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Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight


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The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.

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Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX

Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.

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Drew Barrymore, Will Kopelman and Olive Kopelman - American actress Drew Barrymore was spotted out with her husband Will Kopelman as they took their daughter, Olive to the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the inaugural Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards which were held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015

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Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore was spotted out and about in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th December 2014

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Drew Barrymore - A list celebrities were photographed as they arrive at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 for the Stella McCartney Green Carpet Challenge Collection in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th September 2014

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Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Did Not Commit Suicide, According To Brother


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On Tuesday (July 29th), Drew Barrymore's paternal half-sister, Jessica, was found dead in a car after what was believed to be a possible overdose, but according to her brother this would have been accidental as she would have not have purposely taken her own life.

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Drew's half-sister died from a suspected overdose

Even though the late 47 year-old, who was found in her vehicle parked along a street in National City, Calif., a suburb south of San Diego, had vodka and methamphetamine in her possession, John Barrymore doesn't think she was suicidal.

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Blended: A Barrymore-Sandler Reunion - How Did This Start?


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Blended marks the third time Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have teamed up on-screen, recapturing the strong chemistry that made both The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004) such big hits. But how did the child star of E.T and the wacky comedian from Saturday Night Live get together in the first place?

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Barrymore and Sandler are back together again

Long-time friend Frank Coraci (who directed The Wedding Singer and Blended) remembers originally talking to Sandler about doing a cool romantic-comedy that would appeal to guys. "Adam had met Drew and said, 'You gotta meet this girl!'" Coraci says. "And I just fell in love with Drew. There's nobody on the planet like her."

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Drew Barrymore And Husband Will Kopelman Welcome Second Baby Daughter


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Drew Barrymore has given birth to a healthy baby daughter.

The 39 year-old actress, and her husband, Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed her second daughter into the world on Tuesday (April 22nd).

A rep for the happy couple confirmed the news to People magazine.

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Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, Who Knew These Celebrities Were Also Godparents?


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For most of us being asked to be godparent to a friend’s newborn is one of the greatest honours you can be given and it seems celebrities feel the same. We all know the rich and famous like to stick together and it seems when choosing godparents for their children many like to keep it A-list. Here’s 10 famous godparents and their godchildren, some of which are a lot more unexpected than others.

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When director Steven Spielberg cast a 7 year old Drew Barrymore in E.T., she wasn't just any aspiring child actress, she was his goddaughter. Once Drew hit her rebellious teen phase she gave her famous godfather plenty of reasons to be worried, Spielberg wasn’t particularly pleased when the then 19 year old posed for Playboy magazine. To show his objection he allegedly sent her the gift of a blanket with a note reading ‘‘cover up’’, also enclosed were Drew’s Playboy pics which had been digitally altered so she now appeared fully clothed.

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Drew Barrymore - Safe Kids Day 2014 event held at The Lot - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 5th April 2014

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Drew Barrymore - Warner Bros presentation at Cinemacon 2014 held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 27th March 2014

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Drew Barrymore - Cinemacon Big Screen Achievement Awards 2014 held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 28th March 2014

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Drew Barrymore - Feb. 10, 2014:Drew Barrymore signing her new book Find It in Everything at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City.Credit:Mr.Blue/Wenn.com - Ny, New York, United States - Tuesday 11th February 2014

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Drew Barrymore - The 2nd Annual Baby2Baby Gala - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

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Drew Barrymore Is Expecting Baby Number 2, Already!


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Drew Barrymore is knocked up once again, with the actress already expecting her second child only a year after giving birth to her first. The actress/director and her husband Will Kopelman are ready for baby no. 2 only thirteen months after she gave birth to Olive Barrymore Kopelman, a rep for the 38-year-old confirmed with Us Weekly and E! News.

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The representative for the actress had no immediate comment to give, he only confirmed the evidence that was clearly on show when Drew attended the the LACMA Art+Film Gala honoring Martin Scorcese and David Hockney on Saturday, 2 November. There, she sported a long, flowing gown - one that couldn't hide the fairly obvious baby bump protruding from underneath. The former child star may have hoped to conceal her bump, but she wasn't able to out-wit some of the more eagle-eyed reporters on the scene.

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Drew Barrymore Is Pregnant, Expecting Second Child With Husband Will Kopelman!


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Drew Barrymore is pregnant! The actress is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman. Her representative confirmed the news to numerous media outlets today (4th November).

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The couple married in June last year when Barrymore was 7 months pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Olive was born in September 2012. Barrymore and Kopelman decided not to wait for a second child as Barrymore spoke of how she wanted Olive to have a sibling. The Never Been Kissed actress has not kept her plans on expanding her family a secret. In a recent interview with Jay Leno, on The Tonight Show, Barrymore said she wanted to have another baby "very much, right away." 

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Second Baby Announcement From Drew Barrymore Follows A Weekend Of Intense "Baby Bump Watch"


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This year seems to have been all about celebrity babies and pregnancies and while Drew Barrymore might be a bit late to the party, here she is with some exciting news of her own. According to US Weekly, the actress’ reps have confirmed that Ms Barrymore does in fact, have a bun in the oven, and the early reports of an emerging bump isn’t simply due to natural weight gain. Well, that depends on how you define natural weight gain, anyway.

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Over the weekend, the actress appeared to be concealing an already growing baby bump.

The little stranger (want to see how many baby euphemisms can be squeezed into one article?) will be the second one for the 38-year-old actress and her husband Will Kopelman. Their first daughter, Olive is just 13 months old. Even before the official confirmation of the news from Barrymore’s camp, the rumors had started swirling, after the actress/producer made an appearance LACMA Art+Film Gala honoring Martin Scorcese and David Hockney on Saturday, Nov. 2. She wore a long, loose-fitting dress, which seemed like the classic mother-to-be choice for an actress.

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Video - Drew Barrymore Looks Sophisticated At NYC Ballet Gala - Part 4


'50 First Dates' star Drew Barrymore wore a glamorous black frock with laced sleeves and a sheer skirt as she posed for photos on the red carpet at the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theatre.

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Amanda Seyfried Dating Justin Long: According To Sources They're "Inseparable"


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Amanda Seyfried is allegedly dating actor Justin Long. Sources, speaking to US Weekly, say the couple were seen together at the Lovelace premiere, the recently released film in which Seyfried stars. The source, who was allegedly at the premiere, said "they weren't making out or anything like that, but they were just inseparable during the event. He hung out when she talked with others" and that "Justin stayed close to Amanda all night."

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It is not certain how the couple met but a source told US that "they recently started hanging out more, going on date-like activities." However, the source added "they're both busy, but they're seeing where it goes."

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Drew Barrymore: Parenting Involves "A Lot Of Pride And Nervousness"


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Drew Barrymore shared her anxiety on parenting and what she has learnt from life in a recent interview with Instyle. The married actress recount time with husband, Will Kopelman, who she wedded last year, and what she has learnt since the birth of their one-year-old daughter, Olive.

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Barrymore is the cover girl of September's edition of Instyle magazine and in an interview with the magazine, she shared her feelings on motherhood. When asked how she felt about parenting she said, "I have anxieties about how much I'd like to get it right, making sure I provide her with an environment that's safe, nurturing, and loving."  She continued by saying this environment should also be "consistent and grounding" and "silly and free".

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Drew Barrymore's Santa Barbara Estate On The Market For $7.5 Million


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Drew Barrymore is putting her fancy Santa Barbara-county estate house up for sale – and it’s going to cost you a pretty penny if you want to get a hold of it. According to E! News, the actress – who is also owner of Flower Beauty and Barrymore Wines – is putting up the mansion for a whopping $7.5 million.

Barrymore famously married Will Kopelman there and E! Online reckon that property is definitely one for lovers whether be young and old, thanks to an apparently inviting design and walking pathway that trails through the lush grounds, gorgeous gardens and expansive lawns. They should take up cricket. Here’s some more bragging rights: the home also includes a separate guest apartment in ADDITION to its six bedrooms and eight baths, the whole thing spread out over an impressive 6,000 square feet. 

Barrymore is set to star alongside goofy comedy clown Adam Sandler in the film Blended. The film centres on a couple whose disastrous blind date finds them at a family resort with their children from previous marriages. Sounds like an utter hoot to us. Also among the cast are Terry Crews and Kevin Nealon, the former a regular on Saturday Night Live for a time. Filming begins later this month, according to Yahoo! Movies.

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Dancing Star Melissa Gilbert Ties The Knot With Actor Timothy Bushfield


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There was dancing and there were stars – of the literal kind – as former Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Gilbert got hitched to Thirtysomething actor Timothy Bushfield on Wednesday, April 24. The couple opted for an intimate ceremony. The pair tied the knot "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to People Magazine.

Gilbert (48) is probably best known for her role on “Little House On The Prairie”. Her beau has some impressive TV credentials as well, having appeared on Blue Bloods, Law & Order and The West Wing. Gilbert and 55-year-old Bushfield broke the news of their engagement back in December and, after just six months, the pair have opted to tied the knot. Both have been married twice before, but they say third time’s the charm, right? Gilbert is also a mother of two, while Bushfield has three children from previous marriages.

Gilbert opted out of the traditional white gown and instead went for a red number with a classic cut – a perfect complement to the warm spring night of the wedding. This isn’t the first high profile event, held at Ysidro Ranch. Over the years, the luxury hotel has played host to a number of celebs, from Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, who had their rehearsal dinner there, to Hillary Duff, who chose the place for her wedding night.

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Drew Barrymore's Goatee Moment Really Isn't All That Unusual


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Drew Barrymore revealed that she grew a goatee during her pregnancy.

The actress gave birth to her baby girl Olive last year and has been opening up about the experience of pregnancy and motherhood. Her recent comments about balancing motherhood with a career, but this time the actress talked about a topic that’s probably more unifying for mothers-to-be: the hormone spikes. The odd bouts of facial hair and red spots might not sound like the most appealing thing ever, but they are perfectly normal, as hormones go rampant during pregnancy. And anyway, the fuzz usually goes away after just a couple of weeks. But kudos to Barrymore for being this open about the issues she went through.

The 38-year-old reveals to In Touch magazine, "I got a wonderful little goatee, and it was red! I also got hyperpigmentation on my cheeks." Unlike some of her fellow actresses, Barrymore hasn’t instantly gotten back into superhuman shape either. "I'd rather kill myself than get into a bikini right now!...I take care of myself, but I'm never going to be the person who talks about diet and exercise. I would fail that conversation!"

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"Women Can't Have It All," Says Drew Barrymore. Or Can They?


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Drew Barrymore, the woman who has been balancing an acting career and a public persona with her personal life ever since early childhood, is probably the last person you’d expect to recite the “women can’t have it all” mantra. And yet, that’s exactly what she did, while talking about juggling her new responsibilities as a mother on a panel for Lucky.

“It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered,” Barrymore said, via Us Magazine.

That’s fair enough, but then the actress went on to make some broader statements: “I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.”

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Drew Barrymore's Happy Home Life With Husband And Baby Is A "Miracle"


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Drew Barrymore's love life hasn't exactly been lightness and joy. Before her current husband and father of her child, Will Kopelman, she had already wed twice, with the happen marriages lasting no longer than a year each (one lasted only two months). 

However, since she began dating art consultant and the son of the former Chanel CEO, Will Kopelman in 2011 and their wedding in June this year, her life has turned around. She spoke to People about how wonderful her life is now and about being a new mother.

"I couldn't eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous!" She said, about the aftermath of the birth of her daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman. "You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, 'How do I keep someone alive?' " Adding, "I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kids. Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family ... It just makes me so emotional because it's like a miracle." 

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Olive’s A Cover Star! Drew Barrymore And Daughter Grace Cover Of People Magazine


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Drew Barrymore’s new baby daughter Olive is only a few weeks old but she’s already a cover star. The ET actress and her new born baby are the stars of the latest issue of People magazine, in which Drew talks about the joys of motherhood and becoming a parent, with her partner, art consultant Will Kopelman.

“I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous,” she told the magazine and added “I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kid," she says. "Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family ... It just makes me so emotional because it's like a miracle.” Barrymore is clearly very much in love (as you would hope!) with Kopelman, whom she married in the summer but she explains the love that she has for Olive has given her a whole new take on the notion of love: “You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, 'How do I keep someone alive?'” and explains that nobody can really prepare you for the extra responsibility of motherhood.

Olive’s a lucky baby having such a talented mother, too; apparently one of Drew and Will’s favorite ways to get little Olive to smile is to sing ‘Good Morning’ from Singin’ In The Rain. “It's like the biggest crush I've ever had in my life!” gushes Drew. We look forward to seeing more snaps of Olive as she grows up!

Beverly Hills' Flop: Eddie Murphy Is Forbes' Most Overpaid Actor


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Forbes’ rich lists are always a joy to behold each year, aren't they?. Oh, how we rejoice, with ne’er a hint of jealousy, to learn of the many millions of dollars that our favorite (or not, as the case may be) stars have earned in the previous 12 months. OK, let’s be honest. Those lists make us mere mortals sick with envy, right? As the global recession firms up its grip on our dwindling cash reserves, it sickens us to learn of the amount of money these celebrities earn. And what’s worse is the way that they are celebrated for it, with no question of what the hell one person could possibly need all that money for (yes, Oprah Winfrey, we ARE looking at you).

How refreshing then, that Forbes should also point out that many of these celebs are barely worth the money we’re paying them. Bad news for Eddie Murphy, then, who’s been named as the top of their list of over-paid actors. This isn’t just based on opinion of course – though frankly, even it were, you’d probably find Murphy up the top of the list; after all, he’s hardly made any movies worth watching since Dreamgirls and that was six years ago. Forbes look at how much an actor is paid and then compare that to how much money their movies bring in. And Eddie’s currently scoring a rather paltry $2.30. Not exactly a great return, there.

That said, he’s still doing a lot better than Drew Barrymore did last year, whose movies earned just 40 cents for every dollar she was paid. Now, we don’t need to sit through an economics lesson to know that those numbers just don’t add up. Lucky for Drew, she’s out of the top ten this year.

A Week In News Feat: Seth MacFarlane, Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Johnny Lewis, Foo Fighters, Adele And Much More


He's A Family Guy! Great news for Family Guy fans this week as Seth Macfarlane was named as the host of the forthcoming Oscars. We here at Contactmusic.com give a big thumbs up to the Academy's choice, though he doesn't have much to beat. (Remember Billy last year?)

Catwoman Marries! Well, not exactly, but it's huge congratulations to Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman this week after they married in California. A special shout out to jazz trio Americano Social Club, who had no idea who they were playing for until seeing Hathaway in her ivory gown!

Drew Barrymore Did She Name Her Child After An Animated Reindeer?

Barrymore's Baby Reindeer? It's also congratulations this week to Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman, who welcomed baby girl Olive. Though it's popular name, we can't help but think the actress named her daughter after a famous Reindeer?

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Olive: Drew Barrymore’s New Baby Name Revealed


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Drew Barrymore welcomed her first child, and has named her new baby daughter Olive, reports US Weekly.

"We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family," the couple says in a statement. "Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives." Barrymore married art consultant Will Kopelman back in June in a Jewish ceremony at their estate in Montecito, southern California. They began dating back in 2010. Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth and Jimmy Fallon were among those who attended the ceremony. "Everyone knows the baby's coming, so there wasn't much talk about it," a source revealed about Drew Barrymore’s wedding. "Will said something like, 'I'm excited to marry you. I'm excited to meet the newest member of our family.” It seems as though babies were always on the cards for the couple: "They have been trying to get pregnant," one source shared. "That's why they got engaged . . . They are very happy! She's ready to settle down and be a mom."

Barrymore has come a long way since her cinematic bow in the sci-fi family epic E.T. She has now played myriad roles in films like The Wedding Singer, Scream and Charlie’s Angels, as well as performing voice-acting roles in Family Guy and The Simpsons. And she can now add the role of proud mum to her impressive discography. Kopelman is the son of former Chanel executive Arie Kopelman.


Big Miracle Review


Very Good
A grounding in the real-life story makes this film much less sentimental than it looks. Strong characters, some surprisingly dark touches and a genuinely thrilling series of events helps to engage us right to the end.

In 1988 Barrow, at the top of Alaska, aspiring reporter Adam (Krasinski) stumbles across three whales trapped beneath the icecap. Unable to reach the open sea, there's just a tiny hole in the ice that lets them breathe. Adam's report goes viral, grabbing the attention of America's press as well as his Greenpeace-activist ex Rachel (Barrymore). And the rescue effort will require an L.A. journalist (Bell), military pilot (Mulroney), Inuit boy (Sweeney), whale expert (Nelson), oil baron (Danson), White House rep (Shaw), two chuckleheads from Minnesota (LeGros and Riggle) and the Russian Navy.

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News reporter Adam Carlson is based in a remote part of Alaska, in a town called Point Barrow. As a consequence, there usually is little to talk about in the way of local news. After one news report, which saw him explaining how food can take up to four plane journeys to arrive in town, his boss rings to comment about how 'thin' his stories are. That is, until Adam sees something extraordinary out to sea. It transpires that there are three California gray whales stuck under the ice near Point Barrow. Adam captures the incident on his camera and rings his boss to tell him of his findings.

Adam's report on the whales makes it onto the news, where he tells stunned viewers that the ice the whales are trapped under extends five miles to the ocean. No one is more stunned than Rachel Kramer, a Greenpeace activist and Adam's ex-girlfriend. She rings him up to announce that she will help him rescue the whales. Soon enough, Adam not only has the support of his ex but of the entire town as well, all doing what they can to make a path to the ocean through the ice. Adam and Rachel soon find themselves united under a common goal and they slowly start to fall back in love again.

Starring: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Tim Blake Nelson, James LeGros, Rob Riggle, Andrew Daly, Bruce Altman, Gregory Jbara, Michael Gaston, Mark Ivanir and Jonathan Slavin

Going The Distance Review


Very Good
It might not be particularly original, but this rom-com at least takes a fresh approach to the formula. It also features two superbly winning actors in the lead roles, and the chemistry between them is utterly charming.

Garrett (Long) is struggling to get over a break-up when he meets Erin (Barrymore), a lively woman who connects with him both romantically and as a best friend. But Erin is only in New York for a summer internship, and when she returns to San Francisco their romance is strained by the 3,000 miles between them. Garrett's friends (Day and Sudeikis) aren't much help, while Erin's sister and brother-in-law (Applegate and Gaffigan) don't really get it. And as the months pass, Erin and Garrett have some difficult decisions to make.

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When Erin and Garrett have a chance meeting in a bar in New York, both feel a connection to one and other but they know it's not going to go anywhere. Erin is a charming and witty woman and Garrett can't help but fall for her. The only problem is Garrett is a New Yorker, all his friends and job are based in the city and Erin lives in San Francisco.

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Whip It Review


Excellent
Hugely openhearted and packed with terrific moments that are both spiky and resonant, this undemanding coming-of-age comedy is sharply put together with a bright cast and genuinely infectious energy.

In Bodeen, Texas, Bliss (Page) is the rebellious teen daughter of a proud society mom (Harden) and a laid-back, beer-loving dad (Stern). Then with her best pal (Shawkat) she discovers the roller derby in Austin, where her surprisingly strong audition catches the notice of the coach (Wilson) as well as the stars (including accident-prone Barrymore, wacky Wiig, sassy Eve and tough-girl Bell). Renamed Babe Ruthless, she joins the Hurl Scouts team, discovering that some things are more important than beating their archrivals for the championship, the Holy Rollers (led by Lewis).

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Everybody's Fine Review


OK
Cloying sentimentality threatens to overwhelm this quiet character study about a widower trying to reconnect with his children. Despite the solid acting and wrenching drama, this over-slick film never connects emotionally.

Frank Goode (DeNiro) is rattling around his empty house after his wife dies.

His kids are all grown and out on their own, and none of them can be bothered to keep in touch. When they all cancel coming to a family dinner, Frank decides to pay them surprise visits, taking a road trip to see artist David (Lysy) in New York, ad exec Amy (Beckinsale) in Chicago, musician Robert (Rockwell) in Denver and dancer Rosie (Barrymore) in Las Vegas. But none of their lives are quite what he's been led to expect.

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Irreconcilable Differences Review


Very Good
Back in the "glory days" of the mid-1990s, Irreconcilable Differences was a cable television mainstay. It played at least once every week and often ran two or three times on weekends. For whatever reason I watched it over and over again, and in the process, sort of fell in love with this totally imperfect yet sneakily lovable movie.

Over a decade after it vanished from the cable TV lazy weekend repertoire, the film is finally getting a DVD release -- fittingly, as part of a series called "The Lost Collection." After revisiting the movie, it sure is a far-fetched, silly trifle of a fairy tale, but it's still charming, and still believable in its own way. Irreconcilable Differences carries with it the same charisma that most Nancy Meyers-Charles Shyer comedies (Private Benjamin, Baby Boom, Father of the Bride) possess; these films are comfort food with a few sharp-edged nutrients added to the mix, stories about likable people who veer wildly off course but eventually find their way back to the Yellow Brick Road.

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Grey Gardens (2009) Review


Extraordinary
Most serious film fans know the story of Grey Gardens: how documentarians Albert and David Maysles were investigating the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis's sister Lee Radziwill for a film and stumbled upon the unforgettable duo of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Little Eddie; how it took a year of "convincing" before the women would allow them to film in their manor; how the resulting motion picture turned the plight of these discarded society matrons into the stuff of living legend; and how since the movie's success, the Beales' story has been adapted into books, a Broadway musical, and a stage play. Now HBO puts its spin on the material, bringing Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore to the small screen for the TV version of this intriguing tale -- and it's also amazing, just like the subjects.

When they are approached by the Maysles (Arye Gross, Justin Louis) about making a movie of their life, Big Edith Beale (Lange) and her daughter Little Edie (Barrymore) are a tad suspicious. After all, they have let few people in their decaying Hamptons home, and the last time anyone showed up, it was the county health inspector threatening to condemn the mansion. Intrigued by the idea of being in a movie however, the duo agree, and soon we are whisked back to the days when Big Edith suffered through her straight-laced husband Phelan (Ken Howard) as Little Edie wooed Truman Cabinet member Julius Krug (Daniel Baldwin). As she ages, the sullen matriarch wants more freedom. Instead, she becomes a virtual recluse in her home, calling on her jet-setting offspring to come home and care for her. Thanks to relative Jackie Onassis (Jeanne Tripplehorn), they have enough money to live on. But their life is still one of misguided dreams and internalized strife.

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He's Just Not That Into You Review


Bad
Women are pathetic -- at least, that's the message being preached by a recent rash of horribly misguided motion pictures. In Sex and the City, they're depicted as materialistic sluts who use their fading feminine wiles to weasel all manner of money-based goodies out of their gullible meat puppets. In Mamma Mia!, we experience fading beauty bedeviled by off-key singing and gloppy green-screen romanticism. But both of those films are feminist manifestos when compared to the gender equity awfulness of He's Just Not That Into You. Any film "loosely" based on a baffling self-help tome is already asking for trouble, but once gyno-nation gets a whiff of this effort's "ladies are losers" lament, the fashionable gloves are bound to come off.

Our story centers around Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), a copywriter for a spices catalog. Unlucky in love, she seeks advice from her equally ineffectual coworkers Janine (Jennifer Connelly) and Beth (Jennifer Aniston). The former is in a sexless marriage with her music industry rep hubby Ben (Bradley Cooper) who happens to be bedding a wannabe singer named Anna (Scarlett Johansson). The latter can't get her live-in partner of seven years, Neil (Ben Affleck), to commit to some form of nuptials. While Janine and Beth pursue their own guidance from gal pal ad editor Mary (Drew Barrymore), Gigi develops a platonic bond with wise guy bar manager Alex (Justin Long). He's a fount of information on how guys treat girls, and with his help, our heroine hopes to find Mr. Right... or at the very least, avoid Mr. Right Now.

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Review


Weak
Of all the misguided movie genres, the modern family film is the most disingenuous. While it argues that it's merely providing "quality" entertainment to those underserved by Hollywood's obsession with sex and violence, the truth is that most G- to PG-rated fare is far more insidious. Applying a sugar-coated Saturday morning superficiality to what's supposed to pass for pleasantries, the Tinsel Town machine still finds a way to manufacture out all the fun. Disney's disappointing live action comedy Beverly Hills Chihuahua can be accused of a great many faults -- indirect racism, single digit IQ writing, past-tense pop culture awareness -- but one thing it cannot claim is an ability to reach beyond its typical tween demographic.

Chloe (the voice of Drew Barrymore) is the most pampered pooch in all of sunny LaLa Land. Her owner (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a rich cosmetics titan who indulges her pet's every non-human whim. When the mogul needs to fly off to Europe to launch her new line, she must rely on her prissy, high strung niece Rachel (Piper Perabo) to mind her valuable canine. Showing just how responsible she is, our substitute sitter instantly accepts an invitation to weekend in Mexico, and takes Chloe along for the unnecessary ride. Dognappers eventually hijack the hound, and it's up to an ex-cop German Shepherd (voiced by Andy Garcia), a good natured landscaper (Manolo Cardona), and his frisky Chihuahua Papi (voiced by George Lopez) to rescue the four footed female before it's too late.

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Lucky You Review


Good
The characters in Curtis Hanson's Lucky You waste so much breath explaining their every move at the card table that the movie ultimately works better as a Texas Hold 'Em tutorial than a down-on-your-luck melodrama.

Completed in 2005, Lucky legendarily shuffled around Warner Bros.' release schedule (bad sign) before the studio dropped it on the summer's first massive weekend (good sign) where it could compete with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 for an audience (suicidal sign). Watching it, you easily forget the picture's age and subsequent shelf life until Drew Barrymore's character -- an aw shucks rube from Northern California trying to make it as a lounge singer in Las Vegas -- tosses off a Dr. Laura Schlesinger reference. Hanson even opens with Bruce Springsteen's "Lucky Town," an old-school track off The Boss' similarly titled album that brought me back a few years, but which actually fits the story well.

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Music And Lyrics Review


Good
It's not a complaint when I say that Hugh Grant seems to play the same role over and over these days. It never gets old to watch him play a complete bastard who is also loveable and endearing in his utter self-absorption. It may eventually get tiresome to see the spiky-haired acerbic bloke woo the girl, but it hasn't yet -- and it is certainly an improvement over his earlier, sappy-and-awkward romantic stylings.

In Music and Lyrics, Grant's playing Alex Fletcher, former frontman of a hilariously '80s band called Pop and current contented has-been. While living exclusively in the land of former glory does allow Alex to wallow in adoration without really having to do anything whatsoever, his bottom-of-the-barrel tour dates are drying up and the money is running out. He gets the chance to revive his career when a vapid pop superstar gives him four days to write her a hit song.

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50 First Dates Review


Bad
It's like a Valentine's Day present from Adam Sandler - if he hated us, each and every one. There's a funny man somewhere inside of Sandler, but he only makes brief appearances on movie screens; and unfortunately he keeps making comedies, even when he shouldn't. The perfect example of a comedy that never should have been, 50 First Dates provides pretty much nothing in the laughs department but, just to be cruel, gives audiences a taste, but just a taste, of the romantic story buried underneath all the caca jokes.

In the world of 50 First Dates, we're supposed to believe that Sandler - whose name this time out is Henry Roth, if it matters - is a veterinarian and ladies man who only romances tourists due to his commitment phobia. When he's not loving and leaving, Henry is giving all the sordid details of said behavior to his best buddy Ula (Rob Schneider sporting a tatty wig and accent that should have the Hawaiian Anti-Defamation League in arms) and elicits cute reaction shots from his animal patients and buddies, like some sort of evil Dr. Doolittle. But then he meets adorable Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) at a café and falls hard for her. They plan to meet the next day, but when he shows up, she has no idea who the hell he is.

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Curious George Review


Good
Parents who wisely decided against bringing their youngest to see Peter Jackson's ape epic King Kong will be pleased to learn that the animated adventure Curious George follows the exact same storyline to deliver a kiddie Kong that's accessible to all ages. Plus, at 87 minutes, it's half as long and nearly twice as entertaining.

The two movies are distributed by Universal Studios, hardly a coincidence. In fact, their plots share so many similarities one might want to investigate preliminary plagiarism charges. Both movies involve men facing financial devastation who traipse into uncharted territories in search of a valuable treasure that will put them back on their feet. Fortune eludes these guys, but they do discover a monkey - Kong in one, George in another - that follows them back to the mainland and proceeds to create havoc.

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My Date With Drew Review


OK
My Date with Drew is a sunny alternative to the two genres that inspire it: the DIY indie documentary, and reality TV programming. It follows Brian Herzlinger, a nebbish aspiring filmmaker who has had a crush on Drew Barrymore since he was seven and she was the little girl in E.T. Unsatisfied with his life, he decides to attempt to fulfill his longtime dream of going on a date with the actress, aided by some quiz-show prize money (his winning answer: Drew Barrymore).

This devotion isn't as stalker-ish as it sounds, and, actually, My Date with Drew might've benefited from a greater sense of, if not danger (the lack of ickiness is a relief), at least some cracked star worship. Herzlinger likes Barrymore because she's the cute kid in E.T. who grew up to be a cute, sweet-sounding adult; although he boasts a childhood membership in her fan club, there's little sense that he follows her cinematic career with greater attention than anyone else on the multiplex line. Can he quote from Firestarter? Does he prefer Never Been Kissed or Riding in Cars with Boys, and why? His glib answer to "Why Drew Barrymore?" ("Because it's Drew Barrymore") isn't enough.

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Fever Pitch (2005) Review


Very Good
You'll have to forgive my small bias for this Farrelly Brothers boy-meets-girl-but-loves-baseball-team charmer. As an 18-year resident of Boston, the movie's ever-present backdrop, I hooked onto this breezy romantic comedy like an eager fish.

It's not like I'm devoted to our beloved Red Sox as obsessively as Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon, in all his awkward glory). When Ben, a high-energy math teacher meets Lindsey, Drew Barrymore's on-the-rise executive, it's wintertime and Ben is, well, different. Because each April, Ben's only love is 26 guys, a ballpark, and a dream... the world of the Boston Red Sox.

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Review


OK
Angels fight in slow motion. Angels show skin in slow motion. And most importantly, Angels explode in slow motion.

Thus we have the three immutable laws of the reinvented Charlie's Angels, that most improbable crossover hit from the 1970s TV show. Alas, what made the original film such a guilty pleasure wears thin in this rehash.

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Scream Review


Very Good
My review notes for Scream consist of three whole words:

Totally.F***ing.Scary.

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Home Fries Review


Good
I couldn't tell you if this was supposed to be another Hope Floats or an episode of The X-Files, but it's not particularly good at emulating either. What looks like a romantic comedy is actually a murder mystery/military thriller, set in rural USA -- two great tastes that don't go together.

Skipped Parts Review


Bad
I have been searching for a delicate way to put this, but nothing has come to mind, so here goes: This movie is seriously screwed up.

Skipped Parts, based on a purportedly much-loved book that I've never heard of, tells the unlikely story of a 15-year-old boy (Bug Hall) in the early 1960s, whose trashy mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh, a fright in platinum blonde) encourages him to do whatever he wants. Namely, that involves experimenting with sex, and our buddy Bug does so, frequently, with the local cheerleader (Mischa Barton, the scariest looking young actress in film today, next to Gaby Hoffman). Meanwhile, mom sluts it up with a friendly Indian while the prepubescent teen becomes pregnant during all this boning.

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Donnie Darko Review


Very Good
Donnie Darko is a writer-director's debut that takes on schizophrenia, time travel, teenage angst, dysfunctional suburban family life, societal farce, and hallucinations of an evil bunny in a gorgeously filmed two-hour package deserves serious props. But Richard Kelly's fascinating film is seriously flawed in that it never brings all these disparate elements together in the end. Not to mention that it bears the worst title of the year.

Set in 1988, Donnie Darko is a John Hughes teen movie tinged with David Lynch-ian gloom and perversity. It begins innocently enough around the Darko's dining room table, where we find out the older sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is rebelliously voting for Dukakis and Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal, Bubble Boy) is off his meds. From here, the film churns forward at a hypnotic pace, revealing facts about its disturbed but endearing title character.

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Never Been Kissed Review


Terrible

If I see one more high school movie that uses a Literature class Shakespearelesson as a metaphor for raging hormones and whatever else the screenwriteris trying to put across, I swear I'm going to throttle someone.

But such ridiculously hackneyed plot devices are the leastof the problem with "Never Been Kissed," the most agonizing flickever made by Drew Barrymore, an endearing actress with regrettably badtaste in scripts.

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Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz And Lucy Liu Strip For 'Charlie's Angeles' Director


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The stars of 'Charlie's Angels' - Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu - are apparently so close to and comfortable with director McG that they once stripped off for him. McG, who's real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, explained the incident when his leading ladies stripped in the back of a van while attending the Super Bowl of Motorcross.

Related: Cameron Diaz Reveals Why Her Past Relationships Failed, But Avoids Benji Madden Engagement Questions

The director recalled: "They're all very free with their physicality. They've all seen me naked, I've seen them naked. That's how we get down. We got a big limo van, put on old Motley Crue records, and Drew and I stripped down. It's sort of fabulous the way we all trust on another, most particularly Drew. Drew is very into the body, very natural. It's a splendid thing."

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