Sandra Bullock has received some heartwarming news from a New Orleans high school that the Oscar winner “adopted” back in 2007.
In a history-making moment Tuesday, every single student in Warren Easton Charter High School’s 220-member senior class graduated, according to a statement from Bullock’s rep.
I cannot express how proud I am of the 2011 graduating class at Warren Easton. To achieve a 100 percent graduation rate just goes to show that the recipe for success lies under that roof. People who believe, people who love and support, and people who don’t take no for an answer. How lucky am I to be a very small part of this great school!
Bullock got involved with the institution, the oldest public high school in Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina and has contributed “hundreds of thousands of dollars” for a new on-campus health clinic, college scholarships, band uniforms and the renovation of the auditorium, her rep says.
In addition to the impressive graduation rate, Warren Easton’s seniors have also been offered a total of almost $5 million in scholarship money from 15 different colleges and universities.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds spent New Year’s Eve celebrating together in Austin, Texas – along with a posse of other pals.
“A group of old friends that included Ryan and Sandra spent New Year’s together at Sandra’s restaurant Bess Bistro,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “They all had a great time ringing in the New Year as they have in the past … as nothing more than friends.”
Despite speculation, a source close to Reynolds, 34, echoes the sentiment that there’s nothing romantic in real life between the on-screen lovebirds, who starred in The Proposal together.
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson, 26, Reynolds’s soon-to-be ex-wife, dined at the same restaurant on Dec. 28 with her pal Drew Barrymore.
Bullock, who’s friendly with both Reynolds and Johansson from their days as a couple, stopped by the table to say hello to her fellow actresses during their meal, according to an observer.
Sandra Bullock’s rep has denied reports that the actress is planning to adopt a little girl. The 46-year-old actress became a mum for the first time earlier this year when she adopted baby Louis from New Orleans.
America’s Star magazine recently quoted a source as saying the actress ‘knows one is not enough. She can’t wait to relive this whole experience with another child – this time she wants a girl’. It was also claimed Bullock was using the same New Orleans adoption agency where she found her son Louis.
The source added: ‘They already have the initial paperwork from the first time around, and they have several children who need homes now.’
However a rep for the actress told Gossip Cop that the magazine’s article is ‘completely false’.
Source: Monsters and Critics
Singer Harry Connick Junior has described his pal Sandra Bullock as an ‘incredible woman’ whom he would ‘thank God’ to have as a wife.
The actor and jazz pianist gushed about the Oscar-winning actress as he discussed her relentless commitment to his beloved home city of New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
When asked by talk show host Larry King about Bullock’s recent traumas over the breakdown of her marriage, Connick Jnr – who is happily married – seemed to send out a stark message to her cheating soon-to-be-ex-husband Jesse James.
“I think Sandy is an incredible woman and she doesn’t need my prayers, she’s so strong,’ he said, during Friday night’s special episode to mark the five-year anniversary of the deadly hurricane. ‘I pray for her and I send her emails and tell her I love her and I hope she’s doing well‘.
‘That woman is one of the fiercest, strongest most dedicated people I know. It’s sucks, man. Let’s put it this way, if she was my wife I would be on my knees thanking God that I had a woman like that. Everybody’s different but I know her pretty well. Like my wife now, I wouldn’t screw that up for all the money in the world, for anything.‘
Pointing to his own wedding ring, he added: ‘This means a lot. It’s a pretty serious commitment, I’m not passing judgment on anyone but whoever ends up with her (Bullock) for good is gonna be one lucky son of a gun‘.
‘I know her son doesn’t even know how lucky he is.‘
I just read the whole People’s interview, and it’s really great! I don’t think I will be able to post scans here unfortunately, but you already can find some parts of the interview online.
1) What’s up with that necklace?
Sunny made that necklace for him… to represent all the kids.
2) Why did she decide to adopt an African-American baby?
I want him to know no limits on where he can go. I want him to experience all culture, nationalities, countries and people like I did. I want his mind to be open and free. We were raised that we are all the same. No one greater, smarter, more powerful. We are all equal. I would love for Louis to know that . He has a big, beautiful, diverse family. As long as he know he is loved and protected and given the opportunity to touch and see everything, then I will have done my job as a mama.
3) But did Sandra know about the Nazi stuff?
The photo shocked me and made me sad. This is not the man I married. This was stupid, this was ignorant. racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, anything Nazi and a boatload of other things have no place in my life. And the man I married felt the same. This I hope Jesse will address one day, but that is not the world I live in or have ever lived in and have any tolerance for.
Just to remove any lingering doubts, Sandra also mentions that Louis had a bris:
A friend of ours helped arrange for a bris [Jewish circumcision ceremony] at the house, because we couldn’t go [to a hospital for the procedure]. The mohel [a person trained in the practice] came to us. You have never seen adults more panicked about what was about to happen to their son, but the celebration and the amount of love we felt and the pride in the little man whom we love so, so much became the greatest moment I have ever had in my life.
Source: Jezebel with a big and pretty photo of Louis.
Is there a caption that me, as a mom, totally understand.
Milk dribbles down and gets stuck in the folds of his neck. Everytime I go in to nuzzle him, I smell rancid milk. It’s the best smell on earth – and I’ve had the great perfumes of the world.
Isn’t it beautiful?
Also, Sandra says in the interview that her career will need to wait for a bit. So forgot that news about her being busy with 4 new projects. She has a big one project for now, her little kid.
Sandra Bullock hasn’t just become an Oscar winner in 2010. She’s also become a mom, Hollywood’s unofficial best secret-keeper and, sadly, a divorcee.
The actress reveals her latest titles in the cover story of the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday. The front of the weekly shows her beaming with her new adopted son, Louis Bardot Bullock, and the confession that she and Jesse James are heading for divorce.
The adorable tot is 3 and 1/2 months old and the result of a four-year adoption process inspired by James’ daughter Sunny.
Louis was born in New Orleans, brought home quietly in January and named after Louis Armstrong because his proud mom heard “What a Wonderful World” in her head the moment she laid eyes on him.
“The first time I met Louis, it was like the whole outside world got quiet,” she says. “It was like he had always been a part of our lives.”