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Christian Bale welcomes a son with wife Sibi

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In today’s baby news, Christian Bale just had a new one! He and wife Sibi became parents for the second time, this time to a baby boy. Not much else is known – not his name, when he was born, etc. – and fair enough on that account. Here’s all People managed to find out:

American Hustle star Christian Bale is a dad for the second time after he and wife Sibi recently welcomed their second child, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple are proud parents to a son, a source tells PEOPLE. No further details are available.

Ah, well. Congrats to the happy couple – I’m sure they’re loving the new little one.

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Christian Bale and wife are expecting baby #2

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God, I know it’s been a cold winter so activities were limited, but the amount of celebrity babies popping up lately is just insane. The latest Hollywood couple to be expecting are Christian Bale and his wife Sibi. They already have an 8-year-old daughter, but she’ll be getting a sibling sometime later this year.

From US Weekly:

“They are truly a supportive couple, he and Sibi are thrilled,” an insider tells Us. “She’s been traveling with him while he’s been touring around for American Hustle.”

Well, that’s nice? What a weird “insider” quote, and certainly nothing you need to be an insider to know, but whatever. Congrats to the happy couple!

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The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Original Song

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best  Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chitwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.

Christian Bale, Like the Rest of the World, Really Loves Batkid


Please tell me you’ve followed the whole Batkid story. If you live under a rock and somehow missed the coverage over the weekend, here’s  quick recap: 5-year-old Miles Scott is recovering from leukemia (he’s currently in remission) and the Make-a-Wish got the whole city of San Francisco to work together to bring his dream of being Batkid to life, turning the city into Gotham City and putting together all sorts of crimes for him to solve. It was amazing, and a real testimony to the great civic pride in SF.

Anyway, Christian Bale – who has played Batman, duh – heard about the story and was of course asked about it during a new interview with New York Mag’s Vulture:

“I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, ‘What’s that?’ And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It’s so touching.”

“What’s his name, Miles?” continued the actor. “He must have been bewildered! Hopefully, later on, he’ll be able to look back and say, ‘Oh my God, how amazing.’”

Bale even had some plaudits for the social networking that allowed the Batkid story to become such a phenomenon, encouraging people far and wide to show up in San Francisco to cheer Batkid on. “I’m so far behind the times when it comes to things like that, I’m a dinosaur,” Bale admitted. “I’ve never been on Twitter, but how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.”

Christian Bale is a bit of a mess at times, but he’s also a really decent guy who’s always connecting with “regular people” and using his celebrity for good. It’s a shame he couldn’t have been part of Batkid’s day, but I’m sure it was amazing anyway.

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Christian Bale is Visiting Shooting Victims in Colorado

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From KVDR in Denver, Colorado:

“Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale visited victims of the Aurora theater shootings at the Medical Center of Aurora South on Tuesday.

Shooting victim Carey Rottman posted to his Facebook page a picture of Bale visiting him in his hospital room.
“Wow!!! Thank you so much for the visit Christian!! What a great guy! Still in shock!,” Rottman wrote.

A source at the hospital said Bale arrived via ambulance around 2 p.m.

OK, so I pretty much take back every single lurid thing I’ve ever said about Christian Bale (there’s probably been, oh, a couple-two-three things on the list), because this is one stand-up thing to do. Sources at Warner Brothers also state that they are not behind Christian’s visit, and that Christian is, and I quote, “is there as himself,” and not on behalf of WB. It seems the more news I hear concerning Bale, the more real of a dude he appears to be.

Way to go, Christian. It’s really, genuinely nice to see you doing your best, trying to make people happy in the aftermath of such a horrific event.

What Made Christian Bale Cry at Last Night’s MTV Movie Awards?

If you guessed it had something to do with fans who would be better off to have screwdrivers driven through their heads, you’d be wrong (I think). If you guessed it had something to do with the ‘Batman’ franchise, and the departed Heath Ledger, then you’d definitely be right, because after watching footage of the previous ‘Batman’ movies, Christian Bale found himself all choked up on stage while talking about how “good” it was to see Heath’s portrayal of the Joker character.

Heath Ledger passed away back in January of 2008, and it’s definitely a mark of how well-loved he was that people are still choking up four-and-a-half years later at the mention of his name or viewing of his former projects.

In all honesty, it’s nice to see Bale showing a side of him that I never thought existed—I definitely assumed he was 100% angst and competitiveness and anger and fan-hatred, and even though it’s sad that we had to experience this Bale because of the death of Heath Ledger, it’s still way more than I ever thought it could be, guys.

14 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Christian Bale

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I’m just laying this one right on you guys—how do you all feel about Christian Bale? I’m kind of apathetic toward him. My husband thinks he’s one of the greatest actors of our time, but I don’t know. I’m definitely more reserved with my high praises of him than anything. His portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman, in my humblest of opinions, is tepid at best (but maybe that’s because I’m of the Michael Keaton generation), and though he definitely carved out a notch in Hollywood A-listery with his performance in ‘American Psycho’, I’m still not all that excited about him.

But other people? Well. Other people sure are. So much so that there’s a Christian Bale biography getting ready to hit stores in the coming weeks. The bio was written by Bale’s former publicist and assistant, Harrison Cheung, and it’s called Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman.

Here are a few “startling” “revelations” about Christian Bale—things even the most hardcore of fans might have never known if it weren’t for this book. From the Huff Po:

1. Edward Norton, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt all passed on the role of Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho.” Though there was a great deal of negative buzz surrounding the picture (which changed directors as well), Bale felt the film could help him break into America. “I don’t want to be a movie star,” Bale told Cheung. “I want to be an actor. All this talk of career suicide … I rather like that I’m running contrary to what everyone expects.”

But Leonardo DiCaprio wanted the role. Lionsgate issued a press release during Cannes in 1998, announcing that Bale had been replaced. Bale was livid: “Losing this role is like having a pencil shoved through my brain.” The studio offered him a supporting role, but Bale refused to consider that. DiCaprio eventually bailed after Gloria Steinem urged him not to take the role, which she said could inspire copycat murders from within his teen fan base.

The role then went to Ewan McGregor, who had just been screwed out of his lead part in “The Beach” by the newly landed DiCaprio. Bale begged McGregor not to take it, and the latter passed.

2. On the set of “American Psycho,” Bale was required to appear nude multiple times. He used a “cock sock” (Cheung says it’s an “industry term”), a “fleshtone spandex pouch” which covered his genitalia. Co-star Guinever Turner mocked the size of Bale’s sock, which led Bale to exclaim, “Goddam her!”

3. Bale would call up family and friends in the character of Patrick Bateman, greeting associates with “It’sssssssss Patrick!”

4. DiCaprio proved to be Bale’s biggest rival. Movies the latter lost to the fresh-faced Leonardo:

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