Life & Style got a sneak peak inside the Spelling-McDermott household this holiday season. Not only are Tori and Dean excited to celebrate the holidays with their 21-month-old son, Liam, they are are getting ready to enjoy baby Stella’s first Christmas.
Tori, 35, revealed how they will spend Christmas Day: “We’ll have a family morning at home opening presents. Stella’s ready for some learning toys, so we might get her an activity gym for the floor and a bouncer,” said the actress, who loves making gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve. “And I have to spoil her with a dress or two,” Tori added.
When asked about a stocking for her 6-month-old daughter, Tori said she’s searching for one adorned with a ladybug, since that’s Stella‘s nickname.
Tom Cruise’s 14-year-old son Connor will have a slight advantage on his father at the box office this holiday season. As we reported back in April, Connor Cruise landed his first movie role in Will Smith’s new flick Seven Pounds, which opens tomorrow. Just six days later on December 25, Tom’s new movie Valkyrie hits theaters.
Connor, playing a small supporting role, is one of two children from Tom’s marriage to Nicole Kidman. Tom and Nicole also have a 15-year-old daughter, Isabella.
Huffington Post reports that Tom is very proud of Connor’s acting gig: “Who knows what he’s going to do?” Tom said. “He’s grown up on [acting]. I’ve always had my kids there, in hair and makeup, just always around the sets. They’ve worked on sets.”
Tom went on to say he’s played acting class games with all three of his children, and they’ve often watched him develop characters. The 46-year-old superstar recalled the day he drove Connor to his audition for Seven Pounds as a “great father-son moment.” Tom and Will Smith, who are close friends, were in the room when director Gabriele Muccino asked them to leave: “[Muccino] looked at me and Will, and Will and I were like, `How’s he doing?’ And the director just said, `Out!’ So we were standing in the hall for about half an hour or something, wondering, `What’s going on in there? What’s happening?’”
Clearly Connor did something right – he got the part! Connon plays a young Ben Thomas, Will Smith’s character, in the movie. Which movie would you rather see – Tom or Connor’s?
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David and Victoria Beckham and their three sons – Brooklyn, 9, Romeo, 6, and Cruz, 3 – landed at the Heathrow airport in the UK today. The family moved to the US from Spain last year so David could play soccer for the LA Galaxy – maybe they’re planning on spending the holidays with their family in the UK?
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Law and Order: Criminal Intent star Julianne Nicholson and her husband, British actor Jonathan Cake, are expecting their second child together, her rep confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. The new baby will join brother Ignatius, 15 months.
And as for whether the pregnancy will be written into the show, no one has decided yet.
“At this point, there is no definitive plan,” says the rep. “The writers are weighing various options.”
They may choose to go the route they did in 2006 when Mariska Hargitay was pregnant with son August, shooting around her belly and using her maternity leave as a chance to slot in guest stars.
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