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Olivia Wilde talks post-baby body

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CEBU, Philippines - Well hello post-baby body.

 Olivia Wilde is serving some serious appeal on the cover of Shape magazine’s April 2015 issue, and she’s also opening up about what it took to trim her figure after giving birth. (Wilde shares son Otis, 11 months, with fellow actor Jason Sudeikis.) The hot mama has never looked better!

 The actress writes a personal essay in which she describes feeling like the “walking wounded” after Otis’ April 2014 arrival, quipping, “After giving birth, I joined the ranks of millions of new mothers when I moaned, ‘Why do I still look pregnant? Is there another one stuck in there?’”

 Wilde is quick to admit that she’s not completely back to her old self and, what’s more, she’s fine with that.

 “I am not in perfect shape. In fact, I’m softer than I’ve ever been, including that unfortunate semester in high school when I simultaneously discovered Krispy Kreme and pot. The photos of me in this magazine have been generously constructed to show my best angles and I assure you, good lighting has been warmly embraced. The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one.”

Part of what may have helped Wilde bounce back? She kept fit during her pregnancy with Otis, admitting she did SoulCycle at eight and a half months and Pilates throughout.

 “I loved being pregnant. I felt unapologetically curvy, sexy, and intensely feminine. My experience was great, largely because I stayed very strong throughout. Pilates became a healthy habit, which helped me avoid common pregnancy woes like sciatica,” she said.

 And yeah, she goes there with her post-birth experience. “First of all, you haven’t seen your vagina in months, even though it’s all her fault you’re in this situation,” Olivia writes. “Now that you can finally confirm that she is, in fact, still there, she isn’t the gal you remember, and would rather you back off and give her some space (and an ice diaper) for the time being. That gorgeous bump you proudly paraded around town for some 40 weeks has only retreated slightly after the birth. Now it’s a lot like a partially deflated pool toy.”

 “But luckily, that part doesn’t last long,” she continues. “Basically, for the first few months, your body has that covered, and you can just let it do the work while you focus on keeping the kid alive and occasionally washing your hair. Breast-feeding helps, in the most intense way.”

 Whew: All that made us wonder if another little one could be in Wilde and Sudeikis’ future. Well, you can almost bet on it thanks to this sweet tidbit.

 “Otis came two weeks earlier than expected—an extreme adventure that is definitely not for the faint of heart,” Wilde revealed. “That day was wild, but weirdly I can’t wait to do it again.”


Disney is making live-action Mulan movie

Coming off the glass slipper heels of “Cinderella” success, Disney fans will be thrilled to hear that another live-action film is in the works. The studio has confirmed that they are going to bring “Mulan” to the big screen.

 Disney has purchased a script from writing duo Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek with Chris Bender and J.C. Spink attached to produce the film, which centers on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the female warrior who was the main character in the 1998 animated film.

 No casting details or release date has been announced.

 “Mulan” will be added to the growing list of Disney live-action films. Casting  was just announced for the highly anticipated “Beauty and the Beast” adaptation, with Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Emma Watson and Luke Evans among the celebrities slated to star in the Bill Condon-directed flick.

 Production on the future film is expected to begin later this year. As if  that wasn’t enough to look forward to, it was also announced earlier this month that Tim Burton will helm the live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.”

 The project is still in development and no other details are available (however, with Burton attached, we can probably expect Johnny Depp being cast, right?).


Kit Harington: ‘Being called a hunk is offensive’

Attention, “Game of Thrones” fans: Do not call Kit Harington a hunk!

The 28-year-old actor may be known for his brooding good looks, but that doesn’t mean the genetically gifted star wants to be a labeled as a “hunk.”

 “To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning,” Harington recently said. “It really is and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her or his physical beauty, it can be quite offensive.”

 Harington went on: “Well, it’s not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. I’m in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don’t like that.”

 “In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?’ Well, my answer is, ‘That’s not what I got into it for,” he added. Duly noted!

 The swoon-worthy star went on to share his thoughts on dating. “I’m a hopeless romantic, maybe to a fault at times, because it’s gotten me into trouble,” he revealed. “But I love romance. I think it’s one of the greatest pleasures in life. It’s about giving each other something, it’s giving something away and it should be a most unselfish act. It’s saying, ‘I’ve hired a little cottage somewhere. We’re going away! Surprise!’”

 And yes, he’s still looking for that lovely lady to settle down with. “I’m single and I have been for a while. And when I said that I’m a hopeless romantic, I’m trying not only to search for the love of my life, but to learn to be happy with myself and who I am as a person,” he dished. “Hopefully that lovely lady will come along one day. And although I love romance, I’m trying to live without it at the moment.”


Rebel Wilson claims she has no fashion sense

Rebel Wilson may get done up to the nines before stepping foot on a red carpet, but the star of “Pitch Perfect 2” admitted to Elle U.K. magazine that she’s pretty in the dark about fashion.

“I am the type of girl with zero fashion sense, but I am getting into it now,” she told the magazine. “It’s becoming important for me. I saw a lot of girls were beginning to notice what I wear and I feel a kind of responsibility, because there aren’t any women in Hollywood my size and age.”

 Wilson also shared that she’s always working at staying fit in order to keep up with the demands of filming, and not for vanity purposes.

 “You need to be physically strong for this job. I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy.”

 The 29-year-old Aussie native also dished to the publication about the struggles with being a woman in the entertainment industry.

 “I have done three big movies with men—these are talented, strong-minded males, but you have to find a way to work that system. Usually, you don’t have any cool jokes and you’re there to support the male actor—those male roles are 90 percent written and formed by the time the filming starts but the female roles are only 20 percent there,” she explained.

 “It’s unfair, but I love being funny so I improve the role, work with the limited parameters and opportunities and maximize them. If you are a woman in that situation, you work harder, sharpen your skills more; you need to be two or three times as good as the guys. I just go in there and try and crush it.”


Edward Benosa is Star Music’s newest pop balladeer

Filipino-Spanish singer-songwriter Edward Benosa is positive that there is still enough room in the Philippine music scene for real talents, and he intends to prove that with his self-titled debut album under Star Music.

Edward initially got his 15 minutes of fame when he auditioned for “The Voice of the Philippines Season 1” in 2013. Despite being a non-chair turner, his good looks caused Toni Gonzaga to gush with admiration. Even coach Sarah Geronimo said it was his edge as a performer.

 “But I don’t just want to be that ‘good-looking singer.’ I wish to let people hear my songs and discover my compositions,” said Edward. “We Filipinos have a vast taste for music and I would like to believe that there is a part of the audience for my kind of sound.”

 According to Edward, he is more on the side of pop ballad and his songs about love reach out to the hopeless romantic Pinoys who easily connect with experiential lyrics. He said: “Love songs define certain moments of our lives and the more relatable the lyrics are, the more it will captivate their hearts.”

 Edward’s self-titled debut album contains eight tracks including “Ikaw Lang,” “Paglisan,” “Puso Kong Ito,” “Sa Piling Mo,” “Why Didn't You Stay,” “Stay” featuring Marion Aunor, and his carrier singles “Iingatan Ko” and “Di Man Lang Nagpaalam.” All the tracks have minus one versions in the album.

 The album is now available at all record bars nationwide for P199. Digital tracks can also be downloaded worldwide via online music stores such as iTunes and Mymusicstore.com.ph.

 For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph. (PR)


‘You FAce Sounds Familiar’ celebs perfrom in pairs this Easter Sunday

After three weeks of solo transformations, the eight celebrity performers of “Your Face Sounds Familiar” face a new challenge as they perform in pairs in the hit variety show’s Easter Sunday (April 5) episode.

Melai Cantiveros and Tutti Caringal will try to rev up the crowd as they transform into rap group Salbakuta and perform one of their popular songs.

 Jay-R and Karla Estrada will also join forces to perform a classic duet number by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Nyoy Volante and Jolina Magdangal, meanwhile, will show off their pipes as Juliet and Rey of OPM rock band Aegis.

 The show’s so-called “EMax” love team, Maxene Magalona and Edgar Allan Guzman, will try to relive the on-screen romance of Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

 Even though the eight celebrities will be performing in pairs, jurors Gary Valenciano, Jed Madela, and Sharon Cuneta will still give them individual scores.

 Who will be the week’s top scorer? And which music icons will they be impersonating next week?

 Don’t miss “Your Face Sounds Familiar” Saturdays after “MMK” and Sundays after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For program updates, like www.facebook.com/yourfaceph, follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram, or visityourfacesoundsfamiliar.abs-cbn.com. Use the hashtag #YFSFDuets in posting comments online while watching the episode. (PR)(FREEMAN)












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