Beverley Mitchell is feeling blue!
“So excited that Kenzie is going to have a little BROTHER! Yep, it’s a boy!” Mitchell, 33, captioned a family photo.
“We are thrilled and looking forward to a lifetime of adventures!”
In September, the former 7th Heaven star announced that the couple were expecting a sibling for their 18-month-old daughter Kenzie Lynne.
“Can’t believe in 2015 we will be a family of 4!!!” she wrote alongside a photo of the proud parents standing in the snow with their baby girl.
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Ondrej Palat scored 3 minutes into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.Calgary won a face-off deep in the Flames end but then lost control of the puck. The Lightning got the puck back to the point where Anton Stralman’s shot was stopped, but Palat put in the rebound for his second goal of the year.The Lightning trailed 1-0 before finally solving Flames goaltender Karri Ramo with 2:16 left in the third period.Jonathan Drouin got the puck in the corner and calmly zipped a diagonal pass to Jason Garrison at the far point. Ramo got a piece of Garrison’s slapshot but with the puck trickling towards the open net, Valtteri Filppula knocked it in the rest of the way.Tampa Bay (4-2-1) has won two of its first three games on a five-game road trip, which continues in Winnipeg where the Lightning will play the Jets on Friday.Dennis Wideman scored the only goal for Calgary (4-3-1).Just back from a six-game road trip, the Flames were kicking off a five-game homestand, which continues on Thursday against Carolina.’Johnny Hockey’ brilliant on opening goalScoreless after two periods, Calgary opened the third period with its second power play of the game and this one they converted thanks to a skilled play by rookie left-winger Johnny Gaudreau, a.k.a. Johnny Hockey..Bursting through the neutral zone and into the Lightning end with speed and stickhandling the puck the entire way, Gaudreau wove right to elude Stralman, wove left to evade Matthew Carle, then flung a pass back across the slot to Wideman, who one-timed a shot past Evgeni Nabokov.For Gaudreau, his highlight-reel assist was the third point in two games for the Flames rookie left-winger after being a healthy scratch two games ago in Columbus.After a great pre-season, last years’s Hobey Baker Award winner got off to a tough start. The barely 5-foot-9 offensive dynamo had no points and was held to only one shot in the first five games of the regular season.Getting back in Sunday night in Winnipeg, Gaudreau responded with his best game of the season with a goal and an assist.Wideman is also off to a great start for Calgary. The 31-year-old defenceman has three goals already, just one off his total of four last year in an injury-riddled campaign that limited him to 46 games.Calgary coach Bob Hartley continued his season-long pattern of rotating goalies in net, going with Ramo, a 2004 Tampa Bay draft pick, on Tuesday.Ramo made 20 saves in falling to 2-1-1.In his second start, 39-year-old Nabokov improved to 1-1-0. The Russian stopped 21 shots.Notes: Healthy scratches for the Flames were RW Devin Setoguchi, RW Brian McGrattan and D Raphael Diaz… The game went nearly six minutes without a whistle in the second period. As a result, the major penalties to Giordano and Miller saw them sit in the penalty box for 9:49
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One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans.Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the hometown Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night.Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as the Texans self-destructed while losing their third straight.Roethlisberger finished with 265 yards passing. Le’Veon Bell racked up 145 yards of total offence and rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant caught a momentum-swinging touchdown pass in his first NFL start.Arian Foster ran for 102 yards for Houston (3-4), but just 29 over the final three quarters. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21 of 32 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and an interception but the Texans were undone by three turnovers.Watt recovered a fumble and picked up his third sack of the season but was neutralized for most of the second half.By then, the Steelers were on their way to the win.One frantic stretch turned the tide.Pittsburgh was listless for the first 25 minutes, letting Foster and Fitzpatrick do whatever they wanted as the Texans raced to a 13-0 lead that seemed larger.A 44-yard Shaun Suisham field goal with 3:08 left in the half gave the Steelers a minor boost.A strike from Roethlisberger to Bell provided a much larger one shortly after the two-minute warning. Roethlisberger hit the versatile back for a 43-yard gain — Pittsburgh’s longest pass play of the season — to move the ball to the Houston 35.Roethlisberger then hit Bryant, who struggled staying healthy in the preseason and spent the first six weeks on the inactive list, with a beautiful rainbow Bryant caught at the back of the end zone to make it 13-10 with 1:27 left.The Steelers were just getting started.Heavy criticismFoster fumbled deep in Houston territory two plays after Bryant’s score and the Steelers recovered. Pittsburgh offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley, who has faced heavy criticism for his play-calling, went deep into his options to help the Steelers take the lead.On first-and-goal, Roethlisberger flipped the ball to Brown, who was coming in motion. The Pro Bowl wide receiver then spun back around to his left and fired a strike to Lance Moore in the end zone.Houston’s issues escalated on the next snap when Fitzpatrick’s throw over the middle was deflected into the arms of Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel. The 36-year-old took the second pick of his career to the Houston eight.Roethlisberger found Brown for a 6-yard gain and then hit Bell, who was uncovered after going in motion, for a touchdown.The turnaround left Heinz Field euphoric and the Texans and Watt stunned.The Steelers methodically added on in the second half, extending the lead to 14 points on a pair of Suisham field goals before a late scoring pass from Fitzpatrick to Foster provided the final margin.The end played in stark contrast to the beginning, when the Texans controlled the line of scrimmage.Fitzpatrick found rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass to end a 10-play, 94-yard drive on the Texans’ opening possession before Watt went to work.The MVP candidate recovered a Roethlisberger fumble, leading to a 39-yard field goal by Randy Bullock that gave Houston a 10-0 lead. Watt later dropped Roethlisberger for his third sack of the year.It was the third time this season that Watt had a fumble recovery and a sack in the same game. No other player in the NFL has more than one.The Texans played without rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who missed his sixth straight game due to a right knee injury. Houston didn’t need Clowney to get consistent pressure on Roethlisberger, disrupting the pocket whenever he dropped back to pass.The Steelers came in staggering after falling to Cleveland by three touchdowns. Roethlisberger stressed his team was hardly ready to panic even after the franchise’s worst loss to Cleveland in 25 years.Maybe, but it certainly looked like it after Pittsburgh fell behind by two touchdowns. Whatever button the Steelers hit, be it panic or otherwise, worked to perfection as they began a pivotal three-game homestand with a stunningly decisive victory.
Fox has ordered a comedy-horror anthology series from—who else?—Ryan Murphy.Scream Queens, which the network is billing as a “genre-bending comedy-horror” show, and each season will feature a new setting and storyline. The first season will run for 15 one-hour episodes and center on a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders.Murphy is joined on the project by his fellow Glee creators and frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.”I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens,” Murphy said in a statement. “We hope to create a whole new genre—comedy-horror—and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support.”Scream Queens will be Murphy’s third anthology series produced by the Fox family of networks. American Horror Story is currently getting freaky with murder clowns and a bearded Kathy Bates in its fourth season on FX, and eventually, AHS will be joined by a new true-crime companion series called American Crime Story.Production on Scream Queens is scheduled to begin in the spring—presumably after Glee finishes its final season—for a fall 2015 debut.
A frustrated Paul Maurice swore on Monday as reporters grilled the Winnipeg Jets head coach on the team’s poor performance so far this season.After winning the season opener against Arizona, the Jets have lost every game since, including two games at the MTS Centre over the weekend.Fans react as Winnipeg Jets hit new low in loss to Flames
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During a news conference on Monday, the CBC’s Jeff Hamilton asked Maurice about accountability in the locker room.”Blake [Wheeler] talked about the idea of accountability and how it wasn’t necessarily the players’ jobs to keep other teammates accountable,” Hamilton said.”Whose job is it then, to make sure that —”Replied Maurice, “It’s not the players’ job to tell you about it … to open this book up to you and tell you everything that goes on. I could make you cry in that f—ing room.”Listen, I understand you have to work with what you’re given, and I appreciate that. But the accountability in the room is fine. We deal with our problems directly.”Maurice later apologized for his use of profanity.The Jets continue their home stand on Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Fox Star Studios IndiaFox Star Studios India’s recent release ‘Bang Bang!’Rentrak has announced the launch of its India box-office tracking service, which aims to fill the need for independently verified box-office data in the country. The announcement was made at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival.India has an estimated 11,000 screens, and box-office data is still largely based on figures reported by distributors and producers rather than being directly sourced from cinema locations. Rentrak will step in to collect and analyze data from cinemas, as it does in other markets.“This can be a win-win situation for all parties involved — producers, distributors and exhibitors,” Rentrak’s vice present for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, Arturo Guillen tells The Hollywood Reporter.Industry estimates reckon India clocks 3.5 billion admissions per year with total revenues touching $1.5 billion. Given that Indian films are released in various overseas territories, Rentrak says it is already tracking Bollywood titles in 44 countries. Rentrak’s India client base will include local arms of Hollywood studios that have become active in local productions such as Disney, Fox Star Studios and Viacom18, in addition to Indian banners.Read more Fox Stations Partner With Rentrak to Expand Ratings Data“As we have seen in other markets, cinemas benefit from our data as it helps them track footfalls, which is helpful for in-cinema advertising and programming decisions,” said Rentrak India MD Rajkumar Akella, pointing that a similar trend could also be seen in India.“A leading Indian producer once told me that data is the basis to define reality,” added Guillen, referring to how data can also help in tracking consumer tastes.This is Rentrak’s second attempt at entering India after its now-defunct 2007 pact with Mumbai-based Bigtree Entertainment, which provides entertainment ticketing applications and solutions.
Parents who have “repeated exposure” to sex and violence in movies can become desensitized, and more likely to let their children watch graphic content, indicates a new U.S. study.The research, from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania, also found desensitization could lead to escalating violence in movies rated PG-13.The findings were published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics.Brad Pitt OK with son, 13, seeing brutal war film Fury
Researchers gave 1,000 parents a series of graphic clips to watch from movies including:8 Mile.
After the first viewing, parents thought the minimum age for watching such content should be around 17, said the study. By the sixth and final viewing, the surveyed parents lowered the minimum age by three or more years.Watch the APPC’s test clips here
“We know these scenes are somewhat disturbing to parents,” said Dan Romer, the study’s lead author. “When parents first see them, they say you shouldn’t let someone younger than 17 see them – which is comparable to an R rating. But they get more and more accepting of that content as they’re watching it.”Causing ‘ratings creep’The study’s authors also contend that reviewers for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and who are also parents, are subject to the same kind of desensitization.The report argues MPAA reviewers could be “more likely to be lenient when it comes to evaluating the appropriateness of such content for children.”The study suggests the phenomenon can explain what it described as “ratings creep”: allowing more violence into films aimed at youth. According to a complimentary 2013 study also released Monday by the APPC, violence in popular PG-13 movies has tripled since 1985.It also found that popular PG-13 films in 2012 actually contained more gun violence than R-rated movies in the same year.Mass shootings on the rise, according to FBI report
The result, warns the study’s authors, is that “our entire culture may be undergoing desensitization to violent movies with consequences that remain unknown.”One possible consequence is a broader acceptance of the use of guns, they say.
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Winnipeg’s Cory Watson, top, hangs onto the ball as he somersaults over Calgary defender Brandon Smith. (John Woods/Canadian Press)Jon Cornish ran nine yards for a touchdown with 1:25 remaining to ensure the Calgary Stampeders clinched first place in the CFL West Division with a 33-23 win Saturday over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Cornish finished with 21 carries for 160 yards.Bo Levi Mitchell, who missed the last three games with knee and ankle injuries, threw TD passes to Brad Sinopoli and Joe West to up Calgary’s record to 13-2 with its third straight win.Winnipeg (6-10) lost its seventh game in a row in front of a season-low crowd of 22,320 at Investors Group Field on a cold, windy night.The loss didn’t officially eliminate the Bombers from playoff contention, but their hopes are slim as they host the B.C. Lions (8-7) next week in a game between clubs trying to get a cross-over berth into the East Division playoff picture.Winnipeg running back Paris Cotton had touchdown runs of 35 and 10 yards, including one at 7:39 of the fourth quarter that squeezed Calgary’s lead to 26-23.