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James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff -- cutest parents ever?

I’m not usually gaga for celebrity baby news but I’m officially excited that James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are expecting their first baby. CUTEST. PARENTS. EVER.

First of all, I think they are amazingly talented actors. And I met them once in person and they were 1,000 percent adorable together (even though, yes, it’s hard sometimes not to wish “Crackavoy” was single). I first watched them in Shameless, the British TV series in which they played Steve and Fiona, a charming car thief and the daughter of an alcoholic trying to raise her brothers and sisters. (See clips here.) Sounds like grim stuff but this show is hilarious, and their chemistry together was truly stunning. No wonder they got married after meeting on the show!

What on-screen pair has so much chemistry on screen that you knew they had to be a real couple? Brad and Ange in Mr. and Mrs. Smith?

Katy Perry and Russell Brand: Bring on the duets!

Now that the rumors have been confirmed that Katy Perry and her comic boyfriend Russell Brand are engaged, two thoughts come to mind:

1. For the woman who loves dressing up like dice and carousels, what will her wedding dress look like? Well, let’s hope it isn’t this one.

2. I never liked Russell Brand as MTV awards host, but what I did love was the hilarious ditty “Inside of You” that he sang in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Will the couple ever duet?

A purposely legitimate song with these two singing could be a tragic, cheesy mess. But a funny YouTube spoof song? As long as it’s not like this, I’ll take it.

While we wait, let’s reminisce about Brand’s musicality, shall we?

Does a duet between Perry and Brand seem inevitable? What song should they duet to for their first track?

Robert Downey Jr.'s allegedly gay 'Sherlock Holmes.' Seriously?!

Monday night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Robert Downey Jr. stopped by to promote Sherlock Holmes, in theaters on Friday, and bantered with Dave about the possibility that Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective and his long-suffering sidekick Dr. Watson were more than just mates. The banter went as follows:

Letterman: “Now, from what I recall, there was always the suggestion that there was a different level of relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson.”
Downey: “You mean that they were homos…”
Letterman: [Laughs.] “Well…”
Downey: “That is what you’re saying?”
Letterman: “In a manner of speaking, yes…that they were closer than just out solving crimes. It’s sort of touched on in the film, but he has a fiancée, so we’re not certain. Is that right?”
Downey: “She could be a beard. Who knows?”
Paul Shaffer: “What are they, complete screamers? Is that what you’re saying?”
Downey: “Why don’t we observe the clip and let the audience decide if he just happens to be a very butch homosexual. Which there are many. And I’m proud to know certain of them.”

According to one published report, execs at Sherlock’s studio Warner Bros. were concerned that the star’s coy joking sets the wrong perception for the film, i.e. conditioning the audience to view Downey’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson as lovers. [UPDATE (Wednesday afternoon): Warner Bros. declined comment on Downey’s remarks, but a source close to the film insists studio execs are not upset about the actor’s Letterman appearance, which we’ve embedded after the jump.]

This isn’t first time Downey has made this crack, either. Earlier this year, the actor caused a stir in the British press with similar comments. Which is part of the reason my reaction to the “controversy” can be summed up in one word: Seriously?! With a little clever shtick, Downey has been able to create a small media stir around his film at a time when James Cameron’s Avatar is dominating the cultural conversation. Hey! Do you think that’s exactly why Downey decided to get all provocative in the first place—to push his latest very expensive franchise flick through the clutter of Avatar blah blah blah? Nah, that would be cynical! Maybe Downey was trying to accomplish something more interesting and noble. Like, what if by spinning Holmes as gay, he’s trying to get people to confront their own attitudes and biases about homosexuality, the look and form of movie heroes, and… and… oh, never mind. That sounds pretty far-feteched, too.

I know a number of people who’ve seen Downey’s Holmes in the trailers for the film and have noticed that his characterization has a bit of swish to it. READ FULL STORY

John Krasinski, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Zooey Deschanel: Cute-off!

John Krasinski is more or less the gold standard of cuteness here at PWHQ, particularly when he’s talking about how in lerrrrrve he is and how he proposed to his now-fiancee Emily Blunt, and how emotional he got filming the wedding episodes of The Office. Truly, this is very cute:

Except… Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel re-teamed to present at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, and their wonder twin powers of adorableness seriously activated: READ FULL STORY

Is Jon Gosselin worth $10K? (Hate to say it, but maybe he is...)

Jon-Gosselin_lEveryone knows Jon Gosselin kind of a tool, but I’m having trouble scoffing at him for refusing an appearance on a Florida radio station’s morning show. They apparently offered him two Applebee’s gift cards, which is a lot less than his appearance fee of a whopping $10,000-$12,000. Ten grand! Pssst, you guys, goofballs in Ed Hardy shirts will show up places for a lot less money than that.

I guess I’m supposed to pooh-pooh Jon’s asking price, because he’s basically talentless and is a scourge on society, but eh. (I’m actually more surprised that the person booking guests for the show does so through a Yahoo email address.) It doesn’t make me happy necessarily or proud of American culture at the moment, but isn’t Jon Gosselin $10,000 worth of famous? He’s, you know, really, really famous. It’s probably not lasting fame — just ask any former Real Worlder, if you can remember any of their names — nor is it something the collective public ought to be proud of, this desire to elevate someone’s profile so we can more gleefully contribute to their demise. But it’s there.

Save your money, radio show, and instead of booking Jon twice, buy yourself a cupcake car. It’ll probably last longer, and it’s much more fun than a halfway divorced manchild father of eight who wears garish CZ earrings. You’re with me, right, PopWatchers? Cupcake cars for all?

Image: Splash News

'Bachelor' Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney engaged. Yay?

bachelor-jason-molly_lRemember Jason Mesnick, that wishy-washy Bachelor who broke two women’s hearts on national television…and in the process revived an entire franchise? Yeah, him! Mesnick proposed last night to Molly Malaney, the very woman he dumped and then begged to take him back. Apparently, she said yes. And it all went down in New Zealand, the very scene of the original crime shomance.

So here’s to the happy couple, and to the “fairytale ending”  “every” “woman” “dreams of.” Or something. Pay no attention to your bullshizz meter lighting up at the fact that the engagement comes during a promotional jaunt sponsored by Tourism NZ.  Right, PopWatchers? …Right?

Photo credit: Adam Larkey/ABC

Khloe Kardashian-Lamar Odom Wedding inspires a nuptial poem

Khloe-Kardashian-Lamar-Odom_lWrap yourself tight in your Martha Stewart bedding
‘Cause this here’s a poem ’bout Kardashian’s wedding
The mention of that name fills me with such nameless dreading
But I’m adding to their press now: Call it aiding and abetting

The bride it was not Kim, for the uninitiated
But a sister named Khloe who keeps the paparazzi sated
They’ve both gotten so famous they’ve been downright Jon + Kate-d
To Brody and Bruce Jenner, these girls they are related

Another sister Kourtney walked the aisle with baby bump READ FULL STORY

'More to Love' finale recap: 'Do you love me? You do? Okay, then you're dumped.'

more-to-love-finale_lI know I really shouldn’t be surprised that last night’s season finale of Fox’s More to Love left me with feelings of shame and outrage (and a side serving of “Hey, dude got it right!”). After all, the opening montage of bachelor Luke’s hometown visit kicked off with images of heifers lazily grazing in a field. Really, Fox? REALLY, you thought we wouldn’t notice you trying to sneak random bovine imagery into your plus-sized dating show? (Insert purse-lipped head-shake here.) READ FULL STORY

Mel Gibson is 'Daddy' to girlfriend's music video

Classically trained pianist Oksana Grigorieva somehow got Hollywood bigwig Mel Gibson to direct her first music video, Evening With Daddy. It might have a littlesomething to do with her carrying Gibson’s eighth child. So this video was disturbing right from the title (As Slezak pleaded, “Please tell me it’s not a romantic ballad sung to Mel. Please.”) Actually, it seems to be about music freeing her soul; if the lyrics “let the music take me home” are too obtuse, then Hollywood director Mel rams home the message with some not-so-subtle shots of Oksana being trapped in a bird cage and then pushing a piano over a mountain. The video was shot earlier this year in Mexico City, either before Grigorieva had a baby bump (she’s currently said to be about six- or seven-months pregnant) or with a lot of CGI to get a stomach thatflat. There are a few lyrics that could be interpreted as a timely response to becoming tabloid fodder as Mel’s new squeeze after the end of his 28-year marriage: “A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do now/Can’t nobody judge me ’cause it could be you now,” Grigorieva sings.

What do you think: Can Mel’s baby mama sing? Are you digging Gibson’s music video direction? Or are you too distracted by those lingering shots of her ankle tattoo to notice much else?

Did you discuss Maks and Karina's broken engagement today?

Maks-and-Karina_lDancing With the Stars‘ Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have called off their engagement. It was Breaking News to People.com, and newsworthy enough for an Update by E! Online’s Marc Malkin, who reports that the duo will fulfill their obligation and dance together at this month’s Emmys (but have now requested separate dressing rooms). With EW’s Dancing With the Stars expert Annie Barrett out of the office, I thought I’d be able to get through the day without having an actual conversation about the break up. Jessica Shaw and I, however, just had an impromptu meeting in the ladies’ room about it (her initial response: “Duh”).

Have you found yourself chatting about Maks and Karina’s split? Tell the truth in the poll below.

P.S. Despite Annie’s “How Do I Live Without You, Maks?” video, made when her occasional collaborator announced his engagement last January, she had wished only the best for the couple.

Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos

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