Katherine Heigl at a party in Hollywood this summer. Image by: Getty
Proof you can keep some things secret in Hollywood if you want to.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are the proud parents of a baby boy – for almost a month now! The parents, who welcomed son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. on Dec. 20, just confirmed the happy news to People Magazine. The Grey's Anatomy star and her musician husband also have two daughters, Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8.
Heigl had previously said that the pregnancy was a surprise. (Both their daughters are adopted.) "We’ve known for awhile that we wanted to add to our family and frankly didn’t really care how we chose to do that. We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible. Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"
Remember this come Oscar-pool time: The Iranian film Under the Shadow is a front-runner for the Best Foreign Language Film award, and the fact that it has already been selected by the United Kingdom as its entry for that category is largely due to a critically lauded performance by one woman: Narges Rashidi.
Rashidi plays a woman beset by evil spirits, the haunting going down during the Iran-Iraq war, and while, yes, that sounds like a horror movie, the 36-year-old hopes you don’t dismiss it as "just" that.
“It works on so many levels and is written so smartly that it would be a shame to just call it a horror film,” she pleads over the phone from a cab in New York. She’s visiting from Berlin and doing rounds for the film’s limited theatrical release. (Netflix bought the streaming rights for it; it should drop there this winter.)
The actress—who’s kind of a big deal on the indie scene in Europe—was born in Iran and lived there as a child during the war in which this film is set. “My parents protected me, so I didn’t really see all of the horrors,” she says. “I do remember waking up in my mother’s lap and hearing noises, and she would say ‘Oh, it’s just some bombs; go to sleep.’”
Rashidi later moved to Germany and says she worked so hard on building a new life for herself that she buried a lot of who she’d been in Iran. “I totally forgot where I came from. Doing this movie was cathartic. I got to dig so much deeper into that time.”
If you’re wondering how to pronounce her name, it’s a soft “g” and the emphasis is on the last syllable. “It means ‘daf-fodil,’” she says after patiently coaching us through a few bungled “Nargeez? Nargas? Narjays?” “I was born on the first day of spring, and I was supposed to be called something even harder to pronounce!” she says. “But my mother’s father came to her in a dream—he’d passed away—and told her that my name had to be Narges.”
Like we said: a name not to forget.
Photography by Anna Wendt.
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Remember paper-bag pants?
Stylish star Sienna Miller was spotted out in London in a somewhat forgotten trend, the paper-bag waist.
While a trend inspired by a paper bag may not sound like one you'd ever want to bring back, when styled with the right ensemble they make for a major street style moment. Before getting Sienna's stamp of approval, the pant was notably revived on the runway at Stella McCartney, who paired the pant with fitted, corset-like tops. It's the first time in several seasons that the cinched silhouette has entered the fashion conversation.
Pants like these can't help but take the spotlight, so we love how Sienna rocked her dusty rose pair with a simple sweater and matching peep-toe shoes.
Here are some options to get the tapered trouser look:
Ann Demeulemeester Cortez Trousers ($661), at farfetch.com.
Kate Middleton wasn't holding back on the real talk on her first public appearance of 2017.
Visiting a treatment centre for parents with personality disorders, the Duchess of Cambridge was overheard telling one of the women receiving help:
"Parenting is tough," she said. "And with the experiences you've all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers... I find it extraordinary how you've managed actually."
She also mentioned elsewhere that before arriving at the centre she'd just left "a room of six under threes" which we're taking to mean Princess Charlotte had the crew over for brunch and a marathon of Paw Patrol.
PS. That's a brand new Eponine coat K. Middy's wearing, FYI, which can be yours for around $2500 CAD.