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Owen Wilson Is "Glowing" In His New Role As Daddy!

Owen Wilson Is "Glowing" In His New Role As Daddy!

Owen Wilson is loving life as a new daddy! The 42-year-old actor, who welcomed baby boy Robert Ford with girlfriend Jade Duell in Hawaii last month opened up about his foray into fatherhood on Tuesday’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (February 22).

“I’m glowing,” says Owen. “It’s very exciting!”

The Hall Pass star says baby Robert, who was named after his paternal grandfather, will “probably go by ‘Ford” and is a “very cute little boy”.

He also dished on life with a nearly 6-week-old baby: “What they say about newborns and not getting a lot of sleep, that’s true.”

You look at every place as a potential nap place. I’m looking at this couch, maybe at commercial break, [I’ll take a] little shut-eye there!

Owen and Jade, who have been dating for over a year, announced the pregnancy just days before their son’s arrival.

Photos: Bauer Griffin

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25 Faces Of James Franco: The Cutest Oscar Host Ever?

25 Faces Of James Franco: The Cutest Oscar Host Ever?

James Franco, a man of many talents…and a man of many cute faces. Franco’s malleable mug has been winning him fans even before Freaks & Geeks—dude earned Best Smile in his high school yearbook—and he’s certain to score more while laughing his way through his Oscars hosting gig this Sunday, where he’ll arguably be the cutest host since Goldie Hawn in 1975, if not ever (sorry, Billy Crystal).

Get ready to gush all over the screen as we show off 25 of his most priceless expressions in the gallery below. For while we may not want to read his short stories (and the Academy may not want to hear Franco sing), we’re always happy to see him smile. Thank God he didn’t turn on the high beams when sitting across from Marina Abramovic at MOMA—she would have slid right off her seat.

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The Chicago pressure for Pujols – ESPN

The Chicago pressure for Pujols   ESPN
Buster Olney

Buster Olney is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine. He began covering baseball in 1989, as the Nashville Banner’s beat reporter assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Later, he covered the San Diego Padres (1993-94), the Baltimore Orioles (’95-96), the New York Mets (’97) and the Yankees (’98-2001). Olney joined ESPN The Magazine in 2003, after six years at The New York Times, and he’s the author of the Times’ best-seller “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty,” a book about the Paul O’Neill-Tino Martinez Yankees dynasty of 1996-01.

He grew up in central Vermont collecting baseball cards and listening to Red Sox, Expos, Phillies and Pirates radio broadcasts, and was a rabid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University the same year as hoops legend Will Perdue, and ranks among the all-time leading scorers in pickup basketball at Memorial Gym. He claims to have witnessed the Commodores’ winning football season in 1982 (although anthropologists have not yet confirmed this).

Olney also contributes to ESPN.com, ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, “SportsCenter” and “Baseball Tonight.”

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Narcocorridos : Music to Mexican Drug Lords’ Ears

Narcocorridos : Music to Mexican Drug Lords Ears

Illustration: Matt Taylor

Tubas and accordions, guns and cocaine. Welcome to the weird, violent world of narcocorridos, songs about and for Mexico’s drug lords. The performers aren’t the first musicians to identify with outlaws. But unlike the works of Johnny Cash or Biggie Smalls, the songs belted out by the cantantes de narcocorridos are often commissioned by cartel chiefs themselves. “They sound like country singers and function like the wedding singer from The Godfather,” says music writer Elijah Wald, who tracks the movement. Here are some of los más famosos. Check out their hokey paeans to criminal mayhem on YouTube, but be careful—the quality is as uneven as cheap blow.

El Movimiento Alterado
A supergroup whose slick video “Sanguinarios del M1″ is a shout-out to a Sinaloa cartel chief with an accordion-backed chant of “We like to kill.” Three million YouTube views and counting.
Sample Lyrics
“Con un cuerno de chivo / y bazuka en la nuca / volando cabezas / al que se atraviesa” (With an AK / and a bazooka taking aim / blowing off the heads / of whoever gets in the way)

Los Tucanes de Tijuana
So mainstream they wrote for the Ministry of Tourism and got Grammy noms; so mob-friendly they’re banned in their namesake city.
Sample Lyrics
“Con un R-15 en mano / y un morral con granadas / en cada pierna una escuadra / y su chaleco de maya / todo vestido de negro / listo para la batalla” (With an R-15 in hand / and a satchel of grenades / a pistol on each leg / and a bulletproof vest / dressed in black / ready for battle)

Mario “El Cachorro” Delgado
His videos satirize cartel violence, replacing AKs with Super Soakers.
Sample Lyrics
“Su cartel ya lo conocen / le llaman La Vecindad / los contrarios por envidia / lo han querido asesinar / pero el ‘8′ no está solo / su gente sabe trozar” (His cartel is well-known / it’s called La Vecindad / His jealous enemies / want to take him out / but “8″ isn’t alone / his people are killers, too)

Chuy Quintanilla
This ex-police commander celebrates the thugs he once chased.
Sample Lyrics
“Por ahí se oyen las metrallas / ya no es tanta la violencia / Todo está bien controlado / Señores hagan conciencia / Hora que ya tomó el mando El Señor Tony Tormenta” (You can hear the machine guns / but now the violence isn’t so bad / Everything is under control / Be careful / now that Tony Tormenta is in charge)

Sergio “El Shaka” Vega
In June, Vega was gunned down in his red Cadillac — one of at least eight singers killed since 2007.
Sample Lyrics
“Guerrilleros, traficantes / también revolucionarios / Dos pistoleros famosos / cuentan que ahí se juntaron. / Y muchas viejas valientes / muy elegantes llegaron.” (Warriors, smugglers / revolutionaries, too / Two famous gunslingers / tell of their fight / and many elegant women came to watch)

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