Naomi Watts Steps Out With Her Sons

Naomi Watts picks her boys Samuel and Alexander after their Karate class in LA

Birdman star Naomi Watts was photographed with her sons – Sasha, 7, and Kai, 6 – in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday (January 27). The trio were seen walking back to their car after karate class.

The St. Vincent actress, 46, and her longtime love, fellow actor Liev Schreiber, recently attended the SAG Awards in L.A.

Watts was nominated for a SAG for her role Daka, the pregnant stripper, in St. Vincent.

“I think it will come out tonight; she was really just playing a dolled-up version of me,” Schreiber told PEOPLE when asked about her striptease in the film.

And Watts said she had a blast playing a “lady of the night.”

“I had so much fun, and the fact it’s being celebrated makes me feel brave enough to keep looking for more comedic work,” she shared.

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In Defense of Justin Timberlake’s Acting Career

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We all know Justin Timberlake can sing and dance, but his acting abilities have been up for debate ever since he appeared in the Disney Channel train wreck/legendary supernova masterpiece Model Behavior.

That was in 2000, and the former *NSYNCer has gone on to star in films ranging from romantic comedy froth (Friends With Benefits) to dramatic Oscar season fare (The Social Network). Oh, let’s also not forget classics like The Love Guru and Bad Teacher. Yes, Timberlake is hot and charming as hell, but we’re still left with a burning question: Can he act?

In our opinion, the answer is a resounding yes. He’s had some missteps (i.e.: 2013′s Runner Runner), but what actor hasn’t? Timberlake has done enough good films that we feel confident in our verdict. Don’t believe us? Check out these seven films that show Timberlake in peak form.

Alpha Dog (2006)

Timberlake plays Frankie, a 19-year-old drug dealer who kidnaps his friend Jake’s 15-year-old brother after he doesn’t pay back a debt. Alpha Dog only has a 55 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but Timberlake emerges as the violent film’s saving grace. In a positive review, film critic Richard Roeper wrote, “Justin Timberlake has what it takes to be a genuine movie star.” And we have to agree. Alpha Dog is the first film where Timberlake proves to be a powerful on-screen force.

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci also star in this movie about a religious blues musician, Lazarus Woods, who tries to “save” the town sex addict, Rae, after he finds her beaten on the side of a road. Timberlake gives a bravura performance as Rae’s controlling boyfriend Ronnie.

Shrek the Third (2007)

While not as critically lauded as the first two films, Shrek the Third is a perfectly harmless and enjoyable animated feature. Timberlake is both enthusiastic and charming as Artie, Princess Fiona’s cousin who the gang wants as the new king of Far Far Away. We challenge you to watch this film without smiling or giggling. (You won’t be able to.)

The Social Network (2010) 

This gripping Oscar-winning film, which centers on Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, showcases Timberlake’s best performance to date. In The Social Network, Timberlake plays Napster co-founder Sean Parker, who convinces Zuckerberg to let him get in on the Facebook game. As a result, Zuckerberg finds himself at odds with one of Facebook’s original founders Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). Timberlake excels in this slimy, conniving, and nuanced role, and even got his own catchphrase

Friends With Benefits (2011) 

This formulaic romantic comedy is saved by the electric chemistry between Timberlake and Mila Kunis, platonic friends who complicate their relationship by starting a no-strings-attached sexual affair. It’s very funny, and Timberlake has never been more natural on screen. With a 70 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear the critics loved it, too.

Bad Teacher (2011)

In Bad Teacher, Cameron Diaz plays Elizabeth Halsey, a no-fucks-given teacher who just wants to find a rich man to take care of her. Timberlake is comedic gold as the bumbling, virginal — but filthy rich— substitute teacher who becomes the target of Elizabeth’s advances. While the film received tepid reviews at best, Bad Teacher is worth watching for a few hearty, genuine laughs plus that glorious dry-humping scene between Timberlake and Diaz (who used to date). You’ll never look at blue jeans the same way again.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

This 2013 breakout film about a struggling ’60s folk singer trying to make it in the Greenwich Village music scene shows Timberlake in his most mature role to date. As singer Jim Berkley, Timberlake delivers a reserved performance as well as more than one memorable musical number. With a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like Timberlake was on pitch.

Do you think JT can act? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mom-To-Be Haylie Duff’s Snack & Smoothie

EXCLUSIVE: Pregnant Haylie Duff spotted grabbing some juice and a snack at a juice bar in LA

Mom-to-be Haylie Duff stepped out for a snack and smoothie in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday (January 27). Sporting a loose-fitting white maternity tee and black leggings, the actress, 29, accessorized with a cardigan and Uggs.

Haylie recently took to Twitter to reveal her pregnancy craving — along with a yummy recipe.

“Creamy Green Enchees! Hello Pregnancy craving!,” she Tweeted, with a link to the recipe on her website, Real Girls Kitchen.

“Oh, pregnancy,” Haylie writes. “You have been so easy and good to me so far. I feel very grateful that you haven’t made me puke for days on end, or given me acne or any of the other numerous ailments that I hear are usually associated with you! You have, however, made me crave Mexican food!”

The mom-to-be goes on to share the recipe for her homemade Creamy Green Enchees.

Haylie is expecting her first child – a girl – with fiancé Matt Rosenberg.

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Show Post-Wedding PDA, Snooki Wants to Look Like Kylie Jenner + More…

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Newlyweds Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz are spotted in their first public smooch, Snooki wants to look like the Kardashians, Lindsay Lohan‘s Super Bowl ad makes fun of her DUI arrests, and more celebrity news.

  • Benji Madden was spotted giving his new bride Cameron Diaz a court-side smooch at the L.A. Lakers game yesterday. [US Weekly]
  • Snooki admits she is “obsessed” with Kylie Jenner’s lips and Kim Kardashian‘s style. [E!]
  • Lindsay Lohan is the next star to poke fun of herself in a Super Bowl ad. [@LindsayLohan]
  • Michelle Obama got major backlash for not wearing a headscarf or veil in Saudi Arabia. [Washington Post]
  • Liam Hemsworth was offered the lead role in the Independence Day sequel ID Forever. [Vulture]
  • Jimmy Fallon is the life of the party on and off screen. Watch the show host in a boozy “Summer Nights” singalong at an NYC bar. [Uproxx]

  • Kris Jenner wears crazy see-through pants. Because she’s Kris Jenner and she can. [Life & Style]
  • Larry Wilmore and his panel discuss the necessity of vaccines on The Nightly Show.

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