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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for ‘Colored’ Comment, Melissa Rivers Files a Lawsuit + More of…

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Your man Benedict Cumberbatch made a big no-no, Melissa Rivers files a lawsuit over her mother’s death, a former Hollywood executive adds to Bill Cosby allegations, and more celebrity news.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch said he was an “idiot” for referring to black actors as “colored.” [The Guardian]
  • Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit against a Manhattan clinic yesterday after Joan Rivers‘ doctors “performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated.” [SF Gate]
  • Former entertainment executive Cindra Ladd claims Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969. [Huffington Post]
  • Kim Kardashian‘s selfish ways landed her a Super Bowl commercial.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy isn’t buying Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ explanation for deflated balls. [Hollywood Life]
  • Sex and the City‘s Ron Livingston recreated Jack Berger’s iconic douchey break-up Post-It. [BuzzFeed]
  • Check out the first official trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. [Forbes]
  • Doctor Who‘s David Tennant has been cast as the lead villain in Netflix’s upcoming series  A.K.A. Jessica Jones. [EW]
  • Larry Wilmore opens up the American Sniper debate on The Nightly Show.
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Alyson Hannigan & Family: Frogs For Halloween

Alyson Hannigan, her husband Alexis Denisof and their girls Satyana and Keeva wear matching costumes dressed as frogs while out trick or treating in Brentwood

Froggin’ adorable!

How I Met Your Mother alum Alyson Hannigan and her husband, Finding Carter star Alexis Denisof, went trick-or-treating with their daughters Satyana, 5, and Keeva, 2, in Brentwood, Calif. on Friday (October 31). The famous family looked fabulous in their matching frog costumes.

The Hannigan-Denisofs love the Halloween season! The cute couple were seen trick-or-treating with their daughters in Brentwood last Halloween Day in their leprechaun outfits.

The year before, they were a colorful bunch in seahorse costumes.

The year prior, they dressed up as a scarecrow couple alongside their sweet daughter Satyana who went as a pumpkin.

And who could forget those fabulous kangaroo costumes when Sati was just a lil’ baby!

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Michelle Monaghan: “Remember You’re Not Alone”

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Actress Michelle Monaghan sat down with Working Mother to discuss her role as a U.S. Army mom in Fort Bliss and how she fully immerses herself in her acting roles. The mother-of-two, to daughter Willow, 6, and Tommy, 1 year old today, also reveals her top tips for overcoming fear.

On playing a U.S. Army mom in Fort Bliss: “It’s about a side of moms we very rarely hear of. There are more than 200,000 women in active military, and 40 percent of them are mothers. I play an Army medic, and I was fascinated by the idea of a woman’s passion to serve her country—but at what cost to her and her family? I wanted to understand from a psychological standpoint how someone could make one of the most difficult decisions I can imagine, which is to leave your family knowing you may never come back.”

On how she prepared for the role: “I made a research trip to Fort Bliss in El Paso and trained with Army medics to learn the basics of performing field surgery, how to insert an IV, how to evaluate a wounded soldier. Those became so essential for me to have technical confidence in the character I was playing. I wanted to make sure that every aspect of the character was honest. In fact, the script was so authentic that we got the Army’s full support. We were able to shoot at the base and they provided us with locations, vehicles, subject-matter experts and soldiers who were extras.”

On immersing herself in her role as a truck-driving mother in Trucker: ” Something I really appreciate about my job is that I get to learn a little about a lot of things. This was one of the greatest roles I’ve ever had. I loved being able to embed myself in that culture and the women who choose to ‘drive truck,’ as they say. They’re incredibly passionate about their job and have this incredible zest for life. Deciding to learn to drive a truck was the boldest thing I’ve ever done. I came so close to not doing it, but I wanted to do this role and that superseded my fear.”

On overcoming fear: “Remember you’re not alone. Those women who learned to drive trucks before me, they were scared, too, but now they do it every single day—and parallel park!”

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Novak Djokovic & Wife Welcome Baby No. 1: Stefan

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Congratulations are in order for Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic.

The tennis pro, 27, and his wife have welcomed their first child, a son named Stefan, the proud papa announced via Twitter Wednesday.

“Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena!” the tennis star wrote. “Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!!”

Djokovic’s official website went on to share a birth announcement.

“We are delighted to announce that Jelena Djokovic gave birth to a wonderful, healthy and a lovely boy, called Stefan,” the statement reads. “The birth went in the best possible manner, baby and the mother feel well.”

The announcement continues: “Novak will spend the following several days with the baby and his wife Jelena, after which he travels to Paris, where he will compete at the ATP Masters tournament.”

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