It's a boy for Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
January 26th, 2011
11:11 PM ET

It's a boy for Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz

Yes, it’s true: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are now the proud parents of a baby boy, a rep for Bardem confirms to CNN.

Bardem, 41, and Cruz, 36, "welcomed their first son into their family last week," the rep said, adding that “both parents and baby are doing great.”

According to People, the little one was delivered at Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles.

This isn't the only joyful news for Bardem, though - the actor scored a best actor Oscar nod for his role in "Biutiful" on Tuesday.


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John Travolta to play John Gotti
January 26th, 2011
03:25 PM ET

John Travolta to play John Gotti

John Travolta is going gangsta. The actor is reportedly set to star in an upcoming biopic of former crime boss John Gotti.

TMZ reports that Travolta and comedian Marty Ingels had a top-secret meeting at Brentwood, California, restaurant Amici on January 24 and talked Mafia over their meal.

"Travolta's going to play the life of John Gotti," Ingles told the TMZ crew as he exited the eatery. "That's why we were meeting,"

For his part, Travolta isn't being a stool pigeon and won't confirm or deny the report. Asked if he'd be portraying the Dapper Don, who died in 2002 while serving a life sentence in prison, the 56-year-old star responded, "I don't know about that."

According to TMZ, Oscar nominee/host James Franco is also expected to join the crime family as John Gotti Jr.

Tobey Maguire: New 'Spider-Man' suit looks cool
January 26th, 2011
02:22 PM ET

Tobey Maguire: New 'Spider-Man' suit looks cool

While comic book fans continue to critique the revamped red-and-blue costume Andrew Garfield wears in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, Tobey Maguire has already given the sleek suit his seal of approval.

"I thought it looked cool," 35-year-old Maguire, who played the web-slinging superhero in three earlier movies, tells MTV of Garfield's scalier, edgier outfit. "I mean, I think they did a great job with the design of it, and I'm excited to see it in action."

Such praise means a lot to Garfield, who received a congratulatory message from Maguire after landing the role of Peter Parker.

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Sylvester Stallone confirms 'Expendables' sequel
January 26th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Sylvester Stallone confirms 'Expendables' sequel

Sylvester Stallone is on a mission to reunite "The Expendables" dream team for another explosive adventure.

"We're at work on it," Stallone, 64, confirmed to CNN at the Hollywood premiere of Jason Statham's "The Mechanic."

"Because you have about five different scenarios, and you try to figure out which one will work the best: what area, the kind of stunts, and most important, what is the heart of the film? What is the reason for the mission instead of just guys running around — some purpose. That's the hard part."

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James Franco: I made a sex tape
January 26th, 2011
01:02 PM ET

James Franco: I made a sex tape

Oscar nominee (and ceremony host) James Franco makes award-worthy movies these days, but there's one flick from his past you may never see: a sex tape he made in his teens.

In a Newsweek discussion about the challenges of shooting big-screen kissing scenes, the 32-year-old "127 Hours" star revealed that he had once recorded a private encounter, with devastating results.

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'Glee' creator feuding with Kings of Leon
January 26th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

'Glee' creator feuding with Kings of Leon

Things aren't so harmonious between Kings of Leon and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy.

In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy says he's miffed at the rockers for refusing to let the cast sing the hit "Use Somebody" on the show.

"F— you, Kings of Leon,” Murphy says in a tirade against the band. "They're self-centered a-—s, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It's like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of 'Glee' all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music."

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