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Naomi Watts & Sons: Dog Day Afternoon

Posted: September 8, 2012 by Jenny Schafer

Naomi Watts & Sons: Dog Day Afternoon

Actress Naomi Watts was photographed with her two sons – Sasha, 5, and Kai, 3 – along with her mother Miv and the family dog in New York City on Thursday (September 6). The day before, papa Liev Schreiber was seen picking up some dry cleaning with Kai in SoHo.

“I suppose I might consider having another child — if someone could guarantee me it would be a girl,” Naomi tells The Sun.

She adds: “Two boys can be a lot to handle and sometimes you think it would be easier with two girls playing with their tea sets and dolls. But Liev loves having two boys.”

While jet-setting across the globe for their various film projects, the actress says they try to turn their trips into educational experiences.

“We try to turn our trips into a big adventure and not just hang around our hotel,” she says. “I think children can have a more valuable education at their age by seeing the world as opposed to sitting in a room playing with blocks and finger-painting.”

Naomi went on to talk about her journey to motherhood.

“I always wanted to have children when I was in my early twenties,” she shares. “Then, when I was living in LA, it was a question of trying to survive in the business and I wasn’t in any state to even think about family. I also thought that I needed to establish myself in life and gain more wisdom and self-awareness.”

“I’m probably a better parent now than I would have been in my twenties,” she admits.

“It was important for me to achieve my dreams as an actress and that has given me a greater sense of ease as a mother, knowing that I’ve already achieved something and not worrying about whether I do one more film or less,” she adds.

Naomi is set to play Princess Diana in the biopic, Diana.

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Naomi Watts & Sons: Dog Day Afternoon
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Jay Leno Took 50% Pay Cut to Save The Tongiht Show and Its Staff!

Jay Leno Took 50% Pay Cut to Save The Tongiht Show and Its Staff!

Posted by Adam

Saturday September 8, 2012

Jay Leno Took 50% Pay Cut to Save The Tongiht Show and Its Staff!DETAILS of Jay Leno‘s Tonight show pay cut have been revealed.

According to reports, the funnyman took a 50% dip in his salary as network NBC struggled to cut costs and offset losses from Leno’s ill-fated move to primetime in 2009.

Leno agreed to take the lower salary — down to about $15 million — to save jobs, though 20 employees, including writers and producers, were eventually laid off last month.

The pay cut was a major part of the Comcast-owned network’s 20% cut of the show’s annual $100 million budget.

NBC’s entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt told the Wall Street Journal he approached Leno about the budget issues last spring.

“I went to his office and we sat down and I said, ‘We have to be smart about how we do this show. We are in a difficult place at the network,’” Greenblatt said. “He understood.”

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Jay Leno Took 50% Pay Cut to Save The Tongiht Show and Its Staff!
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Clint Eastwood Talks Empty Chair Speech at RNC, Insists it Wasn’t Planned — and That He’s Not Mental!

Posted by Adam

Saturday September 8, 2012

Clint Eastwood Talks Empty Chair Speech at RNC, Insists it Wasn’t Planned — and That He’s Not Mental!CLINT Eastwood has defended himself against the critics who mocked him for interviewing an empty chair at the RNC

The star, 82, maintained his silence for nearly a week after his improvised 12-minute appearance in Tampa which he addressed an empty chair was lampooned and derided.

“I had three points I wanted to make — that not everybody in Hollywood is on the Left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job,” he said.

“But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.

“They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say’.

“It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I’m Joe Citizen. I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.

“I got to the convention site just 15 or 20 minutes before I was scheduled to go on. That was fine, because everything was very well organized.”

He was taken to a Green Room, where Archbishop Dolan of New York dropped by to introduce himself. It was then that the empty chair notion seized him.

“There was a stool there, and some fellow kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Clint recalled. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.

He asked a helper to take the chair out to the lectern while he was being announced.

“The guy said, ‘You mean you want it at the podium?’ “and I said, ‘No, just put it right there next to it’,” he said.

Eastwood knew the crowd was behind him.

“The audience was super enthusiastic, and it’s always great when they’re with you instead of against you,” he said.

“They really seemed to be enjoying themselves.”

“I read the Tampa newspaper, and every article said something negative about the convention, but there wasn’t much about me,” he said.

Eastwood said the commentators and reporters who have lambasted his performance ‘are obviously on the Left’ and that most Americans were preoccupied with the economy, not a movie star’s appearance at a political gathering.

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.”

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Clint Eastwood Talks Empty Chair Speech at RNC, Insists it Wasn’t Planned — and That He’s Not Mental!
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Claire Danes: Stripes In Soho

Posted: September 8, 2012 by Lisa Estall
Claire Danes: Stripes In Soho

Claire Danes was spotted leaving a Soho hotel in New York City on Thursday (September 6). The pregnant actress wore an orange and black striped top under a blazer and jeans. She and her husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child together. They announced the baby news on the 4th of July.

The mom-to-be has been in the city promoting her show Homeland. The hit series returns to Showtime on September 30.

She recently explained how they’re going to conceal her pregnancy on Homeland.

“I’ve been pretty fortunate thus far. We’re in the middle of filming our second season and luckily we’ve been able to conceal it. They haven’t written it in, but they’ll be able to manipulate it in post and do some CGI trickery and make [my character] Carrie not so pregnant.”

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Claire Danes: Stripes In Soho
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