Of babies, wizards and therapy

2011-07-18 14:32

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Ivanka Trump, husband welcome new baby girl

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald and a judge on his TV show The Apprentice, has taken on another role – that of mother – as the former model gave birth yesterday to a baby girl in New York. Trump (29) announced the birth of her daughter via Twitter, sharing that she and husband Jared Kushner “welcomed a beautiful and healthy little girl into the world”.

Beckham baby debuts on Facebook
David Beckham took to Facebook to introduce to the world his new baby daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, the latest addition to his growing brood. Beckham posted a black-and-white photo showing Harper and her mother, Victoria Beckham, dozing away while doting Dad snapped the shot. He captioned it: “I took this picture of my two girls sleeping.”

Harry Potter rings up record $476 million globally

The final Harry Potter film shattered box office records worldwide with a whopping $168.6 million (R1.1 billion) in US and Canadian ticket sales over the opening weekend, and nearly $476 million globally. The staggering domestic total for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the best three-day opening for a film ever, distributor Warner Brothers said yesterday. It beat the previous record of $158.4 million over the initial three days for the 2008 Batman movie, The Dark Knight.

Lisa Kudrow dishes out some Web Therapy
Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow is back on television tomorrow in Showtime’s new series, Web Therapy – the first time a show created for the Internet has moved to a 30-minute comedy on television. Kudrow, who won an Emmy and two Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of ditsy masseuse Phoebe Buffay on Friends, plays Dr Fiona Wallice in this new show. Wallice is a self-involved online therapist who attempts to solve her patient’s issues in three-minute Web sessions.

Palin biopic now showing
California – The Undefeated, a flattering documentary about Sarah Palin’s rise in American politics, opened in a handful of US movie theatres on Friday, drawing die-hard fans of the Tea Party favourite from far away. Distributors put the film in just 10 AMC theatres nationwide, mostly in reliably conservative markets like Dallas, Texas and Orange County in southern California.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.