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Vera Farmiga welcomes baby girl

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Vera Farmiga has just made a sweet contribution to the celebrity baby boom by giving birth to her second child. The Oscar-nominated actress and husband Renn Hawkey welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, Nov. 4. Vera and her new baby is doing fine, confirms her rep.

According to People,

The Academy Award-nominated actress and husband Renn Hawkey welcomed their second child on Thursday, Nov. 4, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Gytta Lubov Hawkey joins big brother Fynn, 22 months, and is “happy and healthy” along with her mother. The couple had opted for a delivery surprise. “We don’t know what we’re having yet. I just want to have a healthy baby,” Farmiga, 37, explained earlier this year.

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Vera Farmiga Spends Second Trimester Directing Film

Academy-Award nominated actress Vera Farmiga has revealed how she spent her summer!

Farmiga, who famously keeps hidden from the spotlight by living in the Catskill Mountains of New York, is expecting her second child with her carpenter/musician hubby Renn Hawkey. The busy mom was spotted at the Toronto International Film Festival recently where she revealed she has been working on her first directorial effort, Higher Ground, saying,

I've been working on it for the whole summer in my second trimester of pregnancy which was tough."

She added of the film, "I directed it and starred in it simultaneously. It was a super-low budget film which traces a little girl through childhood, teenage pregnancy and adulthood in search for 'higher ground'. It was wild to be on the other side of the camera!"

The couple, who have been married for two years this month, are parents to son Fynn, 1 1/2 and plan to welcome baby no. 2 in October.

 

Celebrity Working Moms Sound Off On Juggling Careers & Motherhood

Technically, all moms are working mothers. Motherhood is the very definition of hard work! Add celebrity status to the title "mommy," and things can get very tricky!

From Sarah Jessica Parker missing out on two months with her daughters to film Sex and the City 2, to Vera Farmiga returning to the big screen just two weeks after her son was born, click below to read what 10+ celebrity moms have to say on juggling careers with motherhood.

 

Vera Farmiga Confirms Second Pregnancy: “I’m Past The First Trimester”

Up in the Air star Vera Farmiga officially announced that she and her husband, Renn Hawkey, are expecting their second child at last night's MET Costume Gala, USA Today reports. In her lovely "half Gap, half Sophie Theallet" gown, the 36-year-old actress said she's feeling great.

I'm past the first trimester, so I'm not feeling sick anymore."

News of Vera's second pregnancy hit the internet last month. Vera remained mum on the reports until now.

The happy couple are already parents to son Fynn, 15 months.

 

Celebrity Parents Attend MET Costume Gala 2010

Some of our favorite celebrity parents hit the 2010 Metropolitan Museum Costume Gala entitled the "American Woman" held at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City last night (May 3).

In a light blue gown, a glowing Vera Farmiga showed off her mini baby bump, while Sarah Jessica Parker sparkled in a Halston gown and vintage diamonds by Fred Leighton. Jessica Alba channeled old Hollywood in a Sophie Theallet for GAP dress, House of Lavande jewels and Ferragamo sandals and clutch. Jennifer Lopez accessorized with Stephen Russell jewels, Judith Leiber clutch and Sergio Rossi slingbacks, while stylish mama Gwen Stefani wore her own L.A.M.B. design beside her dapper husband Gavin Rossdale. Standing beside her hunky hubby Tom Brady, the belle of the ball, Gisele Bündchen, wowed in Alexander Wang.

Click below to see 15+ celeb parents who rocked the MET Ball...

 

Vera Farmiga Expecting Second Child!

Vera Farmiga and her hubby, Renn Hawkey, are expecting their second child, In Touch reports.

The Up in the Air star was set to play the wife of actor Gerard Butler in the upcoming film Machine Gun Preacher, but had to drop out after discovering she was pregnant again. "She is three months pregnant and due in October," an insider says. "The role would have meant traveling to Africa this summer, but because her baby is due in the fall, she would have been too far along to make the trip.”

Vera, 36, and her husband are already parents to 1-year-old son, Fynn.

Congratulations to the Farmiga-Hawkey family!

 

Vera Farmiga’s Son Sleeps Through Security

Academy Award nominated actress Vera Farmiga, 39, and husband Renn Hawkey prepared to depart LAX on Wednesday (March 10) with their sleepy son Fynn, 13 ½-months.

During their security check, Renn helped his wife to remove her shoes to keep from waking their tired little boy.

Vera, who returned to work to film Up In The Air just two weeks after the arrival of her son, recently opened up about the pressure she felt from the studio during her pregnancy:

We met when I was four months pregnant, six months pregnant, eight months pregnant. The studio was panicking. I felt that. And it destroyed me. I wanted to walk away from this career. I felt incredibly insecure.

Fynn is the first child for Vera and Renn who were married in September 2008.

 

Vera Farmiga: “I Could Never Reclaim These First Precious Moments Of Maternity”

It is always difficult to bounce back mentally and physically post-baby, but Academy Award nominated actress Vera Farmiga had a few additional challenges to overcome. The Up In The Air star began filming only two weeks after welcoming son Fynn last January. The role called for a feisty business woman with George Clooney as a leading man, and Farmiga, 36, dishes to USA Today the challenges that she faced working so soon after welcoming her son.

On her character in the film: "It was strange having to portray that frank sexuality when I did not feel sexy in the least bit. But that's what I loved about her. I loved how daring she was. She makes sex, on screen, fun. She was curious and was gliding through life with grace and a sense of humor, and wit and self-possession and open-heartedness and femininity and sensuality and sexuality."

 

2010 Oscar nominations list

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Anne Hathaway and AMPAS president Tom Sherak announced the nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards this morning in Los Angeles. As you can make out from the above pic, the Best Picture category has been extended to ten nominees this year. Avatar and The Hurt Locker topped the list with nine nominations each. The 2010 Oscar Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theatre. Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump.
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Moms Hit The SAGs Red Carpet

Mom-to-be Paula Patton was aglow on the red carpet at last night's Screen Actor's Guild awards in Los Angeles, California. The Precious star, who is expecting her first child with hubby Robin Thicke, dressed up her bump in a white strapless tulle gown.

White was a hot color among the A-list moms at the star-studded event: Kate Hudson turned heads in a backless white Pucci gown and mom-of-two Kyra Sedgewick was gorgeous in Vera Wang. Up in the Air star Vera Farmiga opted for an off-white J. Mendel and Toni Collette shone in an empire-waist gown with gold details.

The always beautiful Mariska Hargitay injected some color into the evening with her magenta Vera Wang gown as did funny mom Tina Fey in a purple satin knee-length dress and Juliana Margulies in a blue velvet Narciso Rodriguez gown.

Which mom had the best red carpet look at last night's SAGs?

 

Vera Farmiga On Film & Family

She's "made a career out of playing girlfriends and mothers," but New Jersey-born actress Vera Farmiga says it's her latest role, as a confident yet complicated middle-aged woman in Up in the Air, that's earned her the most admiration.

“I am a heroine with middle-aged women all over the country,” she tells The Times Online. “They come up to me and say: ‘Oh my God! This subject is so hush-hush! But I love seeing a woman like this, who has female desire!’”

Off of the big screen, Vera lives a very un-Hollywood life, raising goats in the Catskill Mountains with her husband Renn Hawkey and their 1-year-old son Fynn.

“I met Renn five years ago,” she says of her carpenter hubby, “and I wanted to have a baby with him from the moment I laid eyes on him!”

Her career may be taking off, but Vera says it's her family - and her beloved goats - that take top priority.

“I still have the same criteria by which I chose roles and projects. But now they have to be even more important to take me away from my family.”

 

Vera Farmiga & Her LAX Lad

Leaving the glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes behind, actress Vera Farmiga braved the rain with her 1-year-old son Fynn today as they headed into LAX airport to catch a departing flight (January 18).

Vera was nominated last night in the Best Supporting Actress category for her turn opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air, but lost out to Precious star Mo'nique. The 36-year-old mom will next be seen in the romantic comedy Henry's Crime.

 

wins top honors at Golden Globes

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James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar grabbed the top honors at the 67th Annual Golden Globes held on Sunday (January 17, 2010) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, winning the Golden Globes for best picture drama and director for James Cameron and beating the hot favorites Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker.

Among other popular awards, Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock walked home with the best actor and best actress (drama) trophies for their work in Crazy Heart and The Blind Side respectively. Meryl Streep took home her seventh Globe trophy (winning best actress in a musical or comedy for Julie and Julia) while Robert Downey Jr. grabbed the trophy for best actor (comedy/musical) for his role in Sherlock Holmes. Congratulations to all the winners! Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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Michelle Monaghan & Her High Top Tot

It's our first glimpse of Willow White! Made of Honor star Michelle Monaghan was spotted having lunch with husband Peter White and their adorable 1-year-old daughter, Willow, in Los Angeles on Thursday (January 14). Check out Willow's funky pink high tops!

The 33-year-old Gone Baby Gone star gushed about motherhood last year.

Every day feels like Christmas. It’s such a profound love.”

Monaghan and fellow celeb mom, Vera Farmiga, are in line to join sexy Jake Gyllenhaal in the time-travel thriller Source Code. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in March.

Watch for Michelle's upcoming flicks set to hit theaters this year: Due Date and Somewhere.

 

“Precious” Receives Three Gloden Globe Nominations


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Before “Precious” even hit the theaters, the movie was generating Oscar buzz. The nominations for the Golden Globes are out, and Precious has three nods total.

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Best Motion Picture – Drama

“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”
“Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

 

Golden Globe Nominees!

Here we go! The nominations for the 2010 Golden Globes were announced this morning. Did your favorites make it?

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”
“Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”
“(500) Days of Summer”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Baaria”
“Broken Embraces”
“The Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”
“The Maid”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9″
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
James Horner, “Avatar”
Abel Korzeniowski and Karen O, “A Single Man”
Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“I See You,” “Avatar”
“The Weary Kind,” “Crazy Heart”
“Cinema Italiano,” “Nine”
“I Want to Come Home,” “Everybody’s Fine”
“Winter,” “Brothers”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Dexter”
“Mad Men”
“House M.D.”
“True Blood”
“Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgewick, “The Closer”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Television Series – Comedy
“30 Rock”
“Entourage”
“Glee”
“The Office”
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Georgia O’Keefe”
“Grey Gardens”
“Into the Storm”
“Little Dorrit”
“Taking chance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keefe”
Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”
Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”
Anna Paquin, “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”
Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”
Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”
Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”
Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keefe”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”

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Vera Farmiga & Family’s LAX Landing

Actress Vera Farmiga touched down in LA today with her husband Renn Hawkey and their 11-month-old son Fynn.

Earlier this year the New Jersey-born actress opened up about how motherhood has impacted her, saying:

When I see the way Fynn throws himself into each simple little task - eating, yelping, squeezing a fart - I think, Wow, this little guy isn't trapped in his head; he's operating to the hilt. And it occurs to me that this needs to be my attitude whatever I do."

Vera can be seen opposite George Clooney in the critically acclaimed film Up In the Air.

 

Jason Bateman & His Curly-Haired Cutie

Look at those curls! A bearded Jason Bateman was spotted arriving at Los Angeles International Airport with his wife Amanda and their gorgeous 3-year-old daughter Francesca on Tuesday (December 8). Upon exiting the airport, the trio were approached by a festive greeter.

The 40-year-old Arrested Development star is getting rave reviews for his performance in Up in the Air, costarring Vera Farmiga and George Clooney.