The 46-year-old actor and his wife Steffiana De La Cruz welcomed their first son Easter Sunday in Boston, confirmed US magazine. Kannon Valentine will join his sisters, Sienna-Marie, 5, and Shea, 3.
The “Grown Ups” star married De La Cruz in 2004 at a Catholic church in Southern California, where family and friends like “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Ray Romano attended.
James, who took a break from filming the action comedy movie “Here Comes the Boom” for the delivery of his son, has said that fatherhood has gotten easier.
“You kind of loosen up with the second child a little bit, which is nice,” he said on the “Today” show in January. “The first child, I remember they just give it to you at the hospital, you’re supposed to put her in the car seat and drive home… I was 10-2 on the wheel in the right lane 30 miles an hour on the highway with the flashers going. Second kid, I had the top down. I was steering with my knees.”
The new film, which also stars Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler, follows a high school physics teacher who begins moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Rob Schneider has married his longtime girlfriend. The 47-year-old “Deuce Bigelow” star exchanged I Do’s with Mexican TV producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills Saturday.
He said in a statement: “Patricia and I were surrounded by our closest friends and family; it was the happiest day of my life. We had a great time at the wedding and are looking forward to our honeymoon.”
No other details were included.
This is Schneider’s second marriage. He was previously married to London King, with whom he shares a child.
Schneider was last seen in the comedy “Grown Ups,” co-starring with friends Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade.
Universal is changing the trailer for their Vince Vaughn-Kevin James comedy “Dilemma” after it received severe criticism over the use of the word “gay.” In the teaser trailer for the upcoming Ron Howard-directed comedy, Vaughn is speaking to a packed conference room when he hurls the term as an insult, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars are so gay.” The trailer got so much buzz that even Anderson Cooper complained to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that the film influences people in thinking the term is acceptable. He told the host via satellite, “I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a movie, and in it, the actor said, ‘That’s so gay,’ and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they put that in the preview.” “They thought it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it… We’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids.” Cooper never identified the name of the film. GLAAD is also speaking out, saying the use of the word “gay” in the film’s teaser was “unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers.” Universal now promises to change the trailer for the film, saying in a statement obtained by Deadline: “The teaser trailer for The Dilemma was not intended to cause anyone discomfort. In light of growing claims that the introduction to the trailer is insensitive, it is being replaced.”
Toy Story 3″ Guards Top Spot; “Grown Ups” Take 2nd Place. The “Grown Ups” are no match for Woody and Buzz. Adam Sandler’s comedy debuted at second place with $41 million, leaving “Toy Story 3″ the undisputed winner of the three-day weekend box office with $59 million. Although the Disney-Pixar feature film was 46.5 percent down, it still managed to guard the top spot from newcomers “Grown Ups” and “Knight & Day.” “Grown Ups” – starring an all-star cast: Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph – took second place, while the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz-starrer was at third with $20.5 million. The “Karate Kid” and “The A-Team” round up the top 5.
The weekend box office top ten (by boxofficemojo.com):
1.”Toy Story 3″ – $59 million
2.”Grown Ups” – $41 million
3.”Knight & Day” – $20.5 million
4.”The Karate Kid” – $15.4 million
5.”The A-Team” – $6 million
6.”Get Him to the Greek” – $3 million
7.”Shrek Forever After” – $2.9 million
8.”Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” – $2.8 million
9.”Killers” – $2 million
10.”Jonah Hex” – $1.6 million
Team Jacob And Bella A Clear Favorite At The Kids’ Choice Awards. Team Jacob rules with kids! Edward didn’t stand a chance with Bella at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night as Jacob & Bella, played by Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart in “New Moon,” won cutest couple and beat Edward & Bella. Lautner was also named Favorite Movie Actor at the slimed-doused awards show, while another Taylor, Swift in this case, dominated the music category, winning Favorite Song for “You Belong With Me” and Favorite Singer. For the Favorite Movie category, chipmunks ruled over transforming robots, mutants, and vampires. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” won over “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Slimed celebrities for this year included Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Katy Perry, who donned a blue wig to match the green goo. Performers included Rihanna and tween heartthrob Justin Bieber. Kevin James hosted the show at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Complete list of winners:
•Movie: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
•Animated Movie: “Up”
•Voice from an Animated Movie: Jim Carrey, “A Christmas Carol”
•Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
•Movie Actress: Miley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”
•Song: “You Belong with Me,” Taylor Swift
•Music Group: Black Eyed Peas
•Male Singer: Jay-Z
•Female Singer: Taylor Swift
•TV Show: “iCarly”
•TV Actress: Selene Gomez
•TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse
•Cartoon: “SpongeBob SquarePants”
•Reality TV Show: “American Idol”
•Male Athlete: Ryan Sheckler
•Female Athlete: Misty May Treanor
•Video Game: Mario Kart
•Book: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series
•Cutest Couple: Jacob & Bella (Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart), “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
•Ultimate Dance Smack-Down: Noah Munck, Matt Shively and “Fanboy and Chum Chum”
•The Big Help Award: Michelle Obama