Infamous sloth lover and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell is pretty adorable and so is her relationship with fiancé Dax Shepard (after all, anyone who surprises you with a real live sloth for your birthday is a keeper). The pair announced last year that they were expecting their first child together, and that baby came into the world on Thursday.
Lincoln Bell Shepard is here. She has mom’s beauty and dad’s obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) March 28, 2013
First of all, Lincoln Bell Shepard is such a great name for a girl. When I was a kid, I loved the idea of naming my future kids (which I no longer want, unfortch) typically boy names like Finn and Piper, which I now realize sounds like I’m starting my own troupe of Irish clog dancers, but whatevs. Second of all, what up, Aries? My birthday’s next weekend, which makes us zodiac twinz!!
Congrats to the happy couple – I bet that baby is cute as a button.
March 29, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Veronica Mars, the cult television show that starred Kristen Bell and ended in 2007, is using Kickstarter to get funds to make a long-awaited Veronica Mars movie. Their goal is $2 million and as of now, according to Forbes, they’ve broken records by raising $1 million in the first four hours. It looks like this is going to happen. That is, that their goal is going to be reached. Hopefully after that it’s not a struggle to actually get it made and into theaters.
Series creator Rob Thomas (not the one who wants to, “Puuuusssshhh-a you down”/Matchbox 20 singer) is heading the Kickstarter project. On their page:
Here it is. Our one shot to see a Veronica Mars movie happen. Kristen is in. I’m in. Let’s do it!
Almost since Veronica Mars went off the air, there’s been talk of making a movie. In that span, I’ve taken different tactics in dealing with the question of whether it might happen. To be clear, I’ve always wanted to make a Veronica Mars movie. I love writing these characters and working with these actors. Kristen Bell has always wanted to make the movie.
Of course, Warner Bros. still owns Veronica Mars and we would need their blessing and cooperation to pull this off. Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact. Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board. So this is it. This is our shot. I believe it’s the only one we’ve got. It’s nerve-wracking. I suppose we could fail in spectacular fashion, but there’s also the chance that we completely revolutionize how projects like ours can get made. No Kickstarter project ever has set a goal this high. It’s up to you, the fans, now. If the project is successful, our plan is to go into production this summer and the movie will be released in early 2014.
If you want to contribute, check out their page. Even a $10 pledge will get you a treat.
UPDATE: THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED! “My mind is blown…today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up.We better deliver.” — ROB THOMAS TO E.W.
March 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
My name is Bobby and I will be your new celebrity gossip writer as of the beginning of February. I know that you are going to be ruthlessly critical, and I expect nothing less. Until recently, I, too, used to tear apart celebrities and authors alike in the comments, but consider yourselves warned! To get this job I had to bribe and coerce and blackmail people, and when that didn’t work, I sent Sarah a severed horse head, so no funny business.
Just kidding. I am, in fact, quite harmless. My specialties include photography, rock and roll music, and kittens*, and my goal for this year is to somehow manage to work the word idempotent in a sentence. It also happens that I am in a sort of a Jessica Simpson situation at the moment – not even nine months after I had my first baby, my husband went ahead and knocked me up again. This very much leads me to the theme of my very first post for Evil Beet – pregnant celebrities!
So without further ado, here’s a list of 12 celebs who will be procreating at various times this year (in no particular order):
There was no love lost between Evan and, well, almost everyone on Evil Beet so far, but I like the gal ever since I saw her in Thirteen. She is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell sometime in the Summer.
2. Kristen Bell
The sloth-loving Kristen Bell is preggers with her first child from Dax Shepard, and if crying uncontrollably at the sight of sloths isn’t a good enough reason to like her, Kristen is also outspoken on issues like same sex marriage and animal welfare. She’s due in the Spring.
3. Amber Rose
Model Amber Rose is expecting a very laid back (and possibly tattooed) child with Wiz Khalifa, and is ready to pop any minute, forever changing the the way her vagina photographs.
4. Jenna Dewan-Tatum
I don’t have any idea who she is, but they say her husband is hot so there you go.
Former Playboy bunny/stripper/reality star Madison, known mainly for her utter lack of style, is expecting a girl in March. For the delivery, she’s rumored to either wear a mustard yellow floral nylon dress, or nothing.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge had a rough first trimester but she seems fine now, unless you refer to the latest portrait of her, in which case she doesn’t. I really hope Kate puts on some weight during this pregnancy; it makes me feel uneasy watching her right now. She looks … sort of malnourished. Or maybe I’m just jealous because I know I’ll turn to a whale long before I reach full term. A Great Blue Whale.
7. Sophie Dahl
Dahl is pregnant with her second child, but I have a feeling that despite of being Roald Dahl’s granddaughter and a former plus-size model, many of you might not consider Sophie a celebrity. If that’s the case, let me remind you that she was on the cover of Vogue, like, 500 times, and that makes her at least more famous than you and I. Besides, you gotta love how much taller she is than her husband.
8. Busy Philipps
I LOVE Busy. She is so pretty and real, and she always steals the show even though she’s not necessarily in the A-list headlines all the time.
This here British celebrity who is famous for being famous is going to have another baby boy, and oh! god. She intends on naming him Phaedra. Let us all roll our eyes on a count of three.
10. Malin Akerman
11. Jessica Simpson
I suspect that Jessica actually learned the trick of getting pregnant so soon after giving birth from Britney, but then again Jessica’s fiance is quite cute and I don’t see why the hell not. Jess is going to have a boy.
12. Kim Kardashian
And finally, the worst, most terrible celebrity couple, Kimye. Typing this nauseates me, so I’m just going to give you a funny picture of Kim and leave it there. There’s nothing much to say about it anyways, except maybe to loosely quote Chelsea Handler who predicted that, considering its parents, this baby will be “tanned and very hairy.”
*I’m sure you’ll be missing Emily’s kittens so I promise to post photos of mine as often as I can.
January 24, 2013 at 7:00 am by Bobby Pfeiffer
Nah, of course she doesn’t. Do you think someone who loves sloth as much as K-Bell does would have this many tattoos? Kind of reminds me of Michelle “Bombshell!” McGee, and if you don’t know who she is, you probably need to click this link right here and familiarize yourself right up. Because then you’ll know *exactly* what I mean. Michelle McGee would probably rather kick sloths – or, you know, f-ck them behind their wife’s back – than ever get that emotional over an animal, and that’s the rationalization I’m using to say that people who have ’666′ tattooed on their midsections don’t love sloths like Kristen Bell does.
In proper fame form, the people at Funny or Die have hopped on the “Who’s popular for this millisecond” bandwagon and offered Kristen Bell a FOD skit because she’s hot off the sloth-train and everyone thinks she’s endearing and cute and quirky now, instead of a forgettable, suck-up annoyance who played on … what was that one show she was on? Oh. Right. Veronica Mars. I had a friend that used to watch that show. Just one. Friend, that is. Just one time.
But it looks like Kristen’s finally getting her due and people are paying attention to who she is, what she’s done, and where she’s going, and after watching last week’s sloth video, I have to say that she’s definitely earned her new, endearing-like public persona. So that means this video was completely OK, but I still think you should go back and look at the old Michelle Bombshell posts, because they’re pretty important to pop culture’s impressive history and all that. Or something. Plus, she’s really funny looking, and that’s entertainment right there, folks.
February 9, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Years went by before I really understood the appeal of Kristen Bell. I don’t know! I didn’t watch Veronica Mars, OK? But every time she appears on Craig Ferguson’s show, I just kind of die. Take the pre-taped Parisian episode, for example: Kristen Bell is running around in a striped shirt and a beret. And then they all go to dinner with Jean Reno and it’s like whaaaaat.
Anyway, the story is this. Kristen Bell celebrated her 31st birthday last July. Dax Shepard surprised her by inviting a sloth—YES, A SLOTH—to the party. Kristen Bell loves sloths. Oh, my God.
So when Kristen Bell realized there was a sloth in the house, she could not function.
“I start to have a full-fledged panic attack,” she tells Ellen DeGeneres. “I don’t—I don’t know how to compete with all this emotion, so I just kind of crawl up on the bed, and I’m crying so hard.
“And Dax knocks on the door, and he has a video camera, and he’s like, ‘Surprise! I want you to come onto the—are you all right?!’—and sees me basically fetal on the bed.”
Yes. Yes, Kristen Bell brought the footage.
Skip to 2:03 if you want to see Kristen Bell bats—t hysterical. She has completely lost her mind.
It is really sweet, but also terrible. When she barely ekes out an “I’m so excited!” at Dax, it’s, like, lung-collapsingly funny.
“I mean, I needed to be sedated, clearly,” Bell sighs.
January 31, 2012 at 10:30 am by Jenn
Oh, look. Betty White did another thing we can all laugh at. Man, woman, child. We all enjoy Betty White. Yup! Can’t hate on the Betty White-loving masses for overexposing her in the years leading up to her death. Seems logical to me.
Anyway, this promotional video for You Again is pretty funny. Betty White, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Bell and some other chick all take turns bitching each other out, demonstrating how impossible things are when you put multiple women with strong personalities in the same room. Women! Can’t control those tides!