Hayley January 16th, 2009
Like many women, Sandra Bullock, 44, has longed for a child but has not yet fulfilled that dream. Now, the actress — who will soon appear in the comedy All About Steve — will become a full-time mother to 5-year-old Sunny, her stepdaughter with husband Jesse James, 39.
Already close to Sunny — the two are often seen at the playground — Sandra takes on this new responsibility under difficult circumstances: On March 10, Sunny’s mother, former adult film star Janine Lindemulder, 40, will head for federal prison to serve a six-month sentence for income tax evasion. While Janine is behind bars, an Orange County, Calif., court awarded temporary full custody of Sunny to Jesse.
“Sandra will be fantastic as a full-time mom,” says actor Denis O’Hare, her co-star in her upcoming film The Proposal. “Jesse’s daughter is lucky to have Sandra in her life.”
The role of stepmom is not new to Sandra: She’s also close to Jesse’s two older children, daughter Chandler, 13, and son Jesse Jr., 10, from his marriage to Karla James.
“If the court gave Jesse James custody of Sunny, well… that’s her daddy. He should take care of her,” Janine’s aunt, Marjorie Lindemulder, tells OK!. “I just hope and pray for everyone involved.”
As for Sandra, the challenge appears to be a blessing. “I don’t see the difference in having blood-related kids or children who come with your husband,” she said last
spring. “I am very blessed.”
Hayley January 13th, 2009
Jesse James is taking part in two reality shows this year, but it wasn’t Donald Trump and his “Celebrity Apprentice” that left the tattooed motorcycle enthusiast battered and bruised.
According to the NY Daily News, Jesse chipped his elbow, broke two ribs and was set on fire during the filming of Spike TV’s “Jesse James Is A Dead Man,” something his wife, Sandra Bullock, didn’t seem to mind.
“She loves it,” Jesse told the newspaper. “She tells me every day to go out and a break a leg.”
Jesse’s upcoming new reality show will see the star tackle 10 episodes worth of life-risking challenges including flipping trucks after driving through a landmine-populated field.
“I think for some people, driving on the 405 [freeway in Los Angeles] is like the biggest thrill they ever get in life,” he said. “Life is only a one-lap race, so I want to do everything on that lap to see what it’s like.”
Though the challenges for the show are risky, Jesse said he does not have a death wish.
“Having a death wish is like being that guy who wants to bury himself under 10,000 pounds of dirt in a glass casket. That’s just dumb. That can’t be thrilling,” he told the paper. “Being an adrenaline junkie is just racing and going fast and doing stuff that could kill you, and a lot of people get killed doing it, but here we’re kind of putting the danger right out in the open.”
Jesse also hopes people don’t take the reality show too seriously.
“I hope it comes off lighthearted. I hate those shows like David Blaine’s where it’s like, ‘Oh my God, he’s hanging upside down.’ I’d rather take something super-dangerous and make a joke about it than make a big deal out of something that isn’t even a big deal,” he said.
Hayley January 12th, 2009
As expected, Sandra was at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards! I added pictures to the gallery.
66th Annual Golden Globe Awards – 11th January
Hayley January 12th, 2009
Sandra Bullock is reportedly set to star in a third film in the ‘Speed’ franchise.
Producers are planning to approach the 44-year-old actress – who shot to fame starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1994 action movie – to appear in a follow-up, despite the failure of the original sequel ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’.
A source said: “Producers are looking at a lot of old franchises in order to secure box office hits and ‘Speed’ is just one of those. Sandra is still a popular star and another ‘Speed’ movie is there for her should she want to do it. It would be a modern twist on the old theme.”
Keanu – who turned down the opportunity to star in the 1997 sequel and was replaced by Jason Patric – recently spoke about the possibility in starring in another movie in the high-octane franchise.
He said: “Never say never, right? Sandra and I could probably do something pretty groovy with that.
“Maybe if we were travelling through Europe, maybe on the Serengeti, and there was some kind of mishap.
“It could be like a world tour. Or maybe we could go to Polynesia and then take us all across the world. Maybe if we shot for like four months and we have like a week off in every country, telling this kind of adventurous story for this couple.”
Hayley January 9th, 2009
SANDRA BULLOCK is playing full-time mother to her five-year-old stepdaughter SUNNY, because her husband JESSE JAMES’ ex-wife is behind bars.
Porn star Janine Lindemulder, Sunny’s birth mother, has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison after she was found guilty of failing to pay more than $200,000 (GBP133,333) in income tax.
And, when she is released, she must spend a further spell living in a residential community corrections centre.
Celebrity mechanic James has been handed full custody of Sunny while Lindemulder is in prison, and could appeal to become her permanent full-time carer.
Sources tell the National Enquirer Bullock is desperate to be a mum, and she’s thrilled to get the chance to try motherhood with Sunny, who was born after James and Lindemulder split, and he began dating the actress.
The insider says, “This is a dream come true for Sandra, but it’s Janine’s worst nightmare.
“Janine is worried that, while she’s in prison, Jesse will file another motion with the court to gain permanent full custody.
“Sandra loves Sunny like her own flesh and blood, and will completely support Jesse if he chooses to fight for full custody.”
Hayley January 9th, 2009
New additions to the list of presenters at the 66th Golden Globes 2009 include Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Sandra Bullock, Zac Efron, Sean Combs, Pierce Brosnan and Gerard Butler.
Pine and Quinto, who star in Star Trek as Kirk and Spock during their early Starfleet careers in “Star Trek,” will make their first live television appearance at the awards show.
Those already on the list include Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cameron Diaz, Aaron Eckhart, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Lange, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Martin Scorsese.
A remodeled Golden Globe Award statuettes was unveiled on January 6. The changes include new mold and facelift to metal top, new marble type for the base and custom presentation box.
“The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The awards will take place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 p.m. (EST).