Remember a few years ago when Hugh Grant admitted that he had fathered a child with a random woman with whom he’d shared a brief fling? Well, hold on to your hats because Tinglan Hong has now given birth to Tabitha’s (the child born in 2011) little brother – and it’s Hugh’s again! He announced the news the classiest place such news can be broken: Twitter, of course.
In answer to some journos. Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother.Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 16, 2013
I’m not here to tell anyone not to hump on who they want to hump on, but it all seems a bit random. Maybe it’s a real life Pretty Woman situation where what started as a casual arrangement turned into true love? Not that I’m implying Tinglan is a prostitute, I just take any opportunity to talk about Pretty Woman.
Also, Hugh Grant seems like he’s probably a shitty dad. After all, he had only lukewarm feelings about Tabitha after she was born, saying:
“Lots of people warned me… that the baby period is not that exciting but I am excited, actually. I thought, well, I’ll bluff through – but very little bluffing has been required.
“I like my daughter very much. Fantastic. Has she changed my life? I’m not sure. Not yet. Not massively, no. But I’m absolutely thrilled to have had her, I really am. And I feel a better person.”
Kewl story, bro. Good to know that you “like” your kids.
February 18, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
The two were said to be a couple sometime last year, but are not currently involved in a relationship, and frankly, I don’t have a whole lot to say other than that Hugh Grant’s real-life escapades are quite like those of his character’s antics in Bridget Jones’ Diary. See what I mean?:
Boyfriend’s still on his game.
November 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
It’s Labor Day weekend, celeb news is slow, and I’m resorting to talking about Hugh Grant’s father’s art show. In other words: It could be a rough one, guys. You should also expect stories today with scintillating titles such as “Where is JM J Bullock Today?” and “Why Isn’t Joanna Kerns in All the Lifetime Movies Anymore?”
Hugh hopped across the pond Long Island Expressway to Southampton this weekend to make an appearance at his dad’s watercolor paintings exhibit.
“I’m so proud of my Dad – he’s been painting all my life,” said Hugh Grant, 48, who was visiting his 51-year-old brother for the weekend from his home in New York. “I also come out here to play golf, since I’m a golf fanatic.”
He said his Dad comes form a long line of military officers “but he wishes he had gone to art school.”
“My Dad, who lives in London and is originally from Scotland, follows the tradition of Scottish colorists,” the leading man said. “And I really love his colors in these nature scenes.”
James Grant Sr., 81, was more modest.
“I’m only an amateur painter,” he confessed. “This is only my second exhibit, and it’s for a good cause – the Southampton Fresh Air Home, a camp for physically challenged kids.”
Hugh’s brother Jamie, had a rather sad take on his father’s artistic motivations: ”Most of these paintings came about because when my brother and I get together, my Dad just disappears to paint, so he doesn’t have to spend time talking.”
In other, completely unrelated news that I just felt like putting up with this story even though it has absolutely, positively nothing to do with Hugh Grant: Check out this blind item from Evil Beet reader Julia aka owner of Dipped in Cream. Any ideas on who it could be?
September 7, 2009 at 7:23 am by Wendie
Hugh Grant is leaving show business. Again. Still. Since 1994. This is how it goes: Hugh Grant appears in a romantic comedy. Hugh Grant does press where he explains that he sucks because he has stage fright. Hugh Grant talks about what a sucky job acting is. Hugh Grant says he’s retiring. Hugh Grant signs on for a role in a romantic comedy.
He said he had been on the verge of quitting acting before his life-changing audition for Four Weddings and a Funeral.
He has since described his job as a ‘miserable experience’ and threatened to retire at least twice.
And now, just months after completing work on yet another movie, Hugh Grant is talking about throwing the towel in yet again.
Blaming a string of stage fright attacks, the 48-year-old actor insists he is ready to give up his day job at last.
‘I like everything about filming except the acting,’ he told US magazine Entertainment Weekly.
‘I’m wonderful in rehearsals, but I have never been very good when they actually switch the cameras on.
‘In recent years I’ve had really bad attacks where I totally froze up. I though “Well, if I am going to get stage fright, then I am packing it in”.’
He’s like the Cher (or Rolling Stones) of Hollywood. There comes a time where you have to stop saying you’re leaving and you have to follow through. How many more sheepish, one-eyebrow-cocked half-smiles are we supposed to endure in this lifetime, anyway? I just want Hugh to know that the cinematic world can continue on without him. He’s just not that relevant. Hugh needs to start being a man of his word and keep a promise. Go.
August 17, 2009 at 7:18 am by Wendie
Hugh Grant was walking down a street in New York City last night and chit-chatting with some TMZ dudes. Someone asked the actor what he’s been up to lately and he replied with a laugh, “wanking off on the Internet.” It all seemed like a friendly exchange, until he got a bit of advice on the best location to hail a cab.
One of the paps had the unmitigated gall to tell Hugh that he might have better luck finding a taxi if he went in the opposite direction of where he was headed, at which point Hugh thanked him and then kicked a cameraman in the nuggets.
It’s really weird video that you can see here. I’m hugely impressed by the pap seen right at the end of the video who is so close to Grant and isn’t wearing a cup.
Now, it’s all speculation, but I’ve always thought that Hugh Grant was in the closet. Maybe he didn’t want to be caught on film with his, uh, dinner companion.
June 10, 2009 at 11:21 am by Wendie
Said a source: “The time they spent apart made Hugh realize just what he was missing without Jemima.”
Rumor has it that Grant may have even proposed to Ms. Khan, although neither of them will comment on that point.
You know, in looking through pictures of the couple, it occurred to me that Jemima Khan is what you’d get if you bred Elizabeth Hurley with Sandra Bullock and then beat the child with an ugly stick. I’m just saying.