Goosebumps star Jack Black covers the latest issue of Parade and opens up about his new film, his troubled past, and family life with wife Tanya and their two sons — Samuel, 9, and Thomas, 7.
On Goosebumps: “I thought it would be fun to do a kids’ movie that was scary in the right amounts. My sons are 7 and 9 years old, and they love a little spooky in their movies. Goosebumps felt like a perfect project, scary and funny—a great combo for me.”
On how losing his brother Howard to AIDS in 1989 has affected his parenting: “Sometimes I think maybe I’m a little bit of a helicopter dad hovering above my kids and making sure that they never are in harm’s way. But losing a family member is the worst thing I could imagine.”
On overcoming his cocaine addiction (which started at age 14): “I spilled my guts, telling [my school counselor] I felt guilty about stealing from my mom to get money for cocaine. I cried like a baby. It was a huge release and a huge relief. I left feeling euphoric, like an enormous weight had been lifted from me. It changed me.”
On fatherhood: “Before Tanya, I had always felt like marriage was not for me. I didn’t like the way it worked out with my parents. I didn’t ever want to be in a divorce, so I was never going to get married. Something happened when I was on King Kong. The fellow who plays King Kong, Andy Serkis, was there with his wife and kids, and he let me read a bedtime story to his kids. And I thought, Oh, I should have a kid. I want to have a family. There was an emptiness that started to develop after that. Now I’m happiest just swimming with my boys in the ocean.”
“FroYo with the fam. #turnup,” the proud mama, 30, captioned the image with husband Hank Baskett and their two kids — son little Hank, 5, and 16-month-old daughter Alijah.
In a series of family photos, Kendra and Hank share shots of their beautiful children.
The Girls Next Door alum posted a precious photo of father and daughter napping together.
“Just walked in the house and saw this… Couldn’t ask God for any more,” she wrote on Friday night. “This house is guarded by angels and anything outside trying to break us are only a product of the devil. They are not wanted nor will they have any effect on our joy and happiness. We pray for anyone taking their time to wish bad upon us.”
Her heartfelt words comes after Friday’s episode of Kendra on Top, where the couple’s would-be romantic dinner turns disastrous. Kendra is seen storming off when Hank tries to coach her about how to make the dinner more intimate.
Continue looking through our gallery to see more Wilkinson-Baskett family photos.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry stepped out with daughter Nahla, 7, in Hollywood, Calif. on Friday (October 9).
The mother-daughter duo were seen picking up a cake and some party supplies.
The pair were not joined by Halle’s husband, Unfaithful actor Olivier Martinez, and their 2-year-old son Maceo.
CBS has canceled Halle’s drama series Extant after two seasons.
“I am so proud of what we accomplished on Extant,” Halle told Variety. “This season seemed such a natural place to end Molly’s journey that I, along with CBS, felt it best served the story to leave it there. I’ve loved this experience working with such a talented cast and creative team. It was my first foray into episodic television, and I’m excited to continue my relationship with CBS, producing more compelling stories through my 606 Films production banner.”