Category: Susan Sarandon

Eva Amurri marries Kyle Martino; Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins host

Eva Amurri and Susan Sarandon

Eva Amurri -- daughter of Susan Sarandon -- has married former soccer star Kyle Martino, and here's betting the wedding-night lingerie was fabulous.

Amurri, 26, famously received Martino's proposal the day after a Maxim photo shoot that showed off quite a bit of the Sarandon offspring's skin. The photos recall Mom's "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" moment in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," a song she performed while wearing a white bra and panties.

Sarandon and Tim Robbins -- with whom Sarandon split in 2009 after a 23-year relationship -- were hosts of the wedding, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Amurri's father is Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, but Eva was just 3 years old when Sarandon and Robbins got together. The couple gave Amurri two brothers: Miles and Jack.

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The wedding party reportedly made a weekend of it, with cocktails, oysters and a scavenger hunt.  Interesting to note: Sister Helen Prejean officiated at the wedding ceremony, held in Charleston, S.C. Sarandon portrayed Prejean, the anti-death penalty activist nun, in the movie "Dead Man Walking."

Amurri, like Mom, is an actress. She's had a recurring role in "Californication" as the stripper Jackie -- in keeping with the underwear theme. "Stripping is not easy," Amurri says in a video on the Showtime website; she said she had extensive bruises and gained new respect for pole dancers. 

As she settles into life as the wife of a soccer-star-turned-broadcaster, Amurri has new projects coming out, including the Adam Sandler movie "I Hate You Dad," in which Sarandon also has a role.  There's no information on whether Amurri will be seen in her undies.

But it's not only lingerie that Amurri is fond of. She's a fashion fan, and she, her mother and her bridesmaids wore Lela Rose at her wedding.  Chances are good that Amurri took no advice on choice of dress from her mother, whom she dissed in 2008 for poor style sense.

"She is really very very very disinterested in fashion. ... She wears her gym clothes from when she comes back from the gym until night. Sometimes she puts a jacket over it if I really beg her to, but she doesn’t really care very much."

Luckily, Mom doesn't hold a grudge and throws a fabulous party.


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Susan Sarandon calls the pope a Nazi, and people notice

Susan Sarandon is even sadder than you are about her split from Tim Robbins

-- Amy Hubbard

Photo: Eva Amurri, left, and Susan Sarandon at New York Fashion Week in early 2007. Credit:  Peter Kramer / Getty Images

Susan Sarandon calls pope a Nazi (not surprisingly, folks notice)

Susan Sarandon refers to the pope as a Nazi

This post has been corrected, as detailed below.

Susan Sarandon appears to have pulled up a chair at Hank Williams Jr. and Lars Von Trier's table:  The activist-actress is in a harsh spotlight after describing Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi during a sit-down chat at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Saturday.

During an interview by actor Bob Balaban, the "Dead Man Walking" Oscar winner said she'd sent a copy of that book to the pope — clarifying that she was talking about the previous pontiff, John Paul II,  "Not this Nazi one we have now." After Balaban "tut-tutted" (in the words of Newsday), the actress repeated her comment.

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Anti-Defamation League were less than amused.

"Ms. Sarandon may have her differences with the Catholic Church, but that is no excuse for throwing around Nazi analogies," ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman said Monday in a statement suggesting the actress apologize to the Catholic community. "Such words are hateful, vindictive and only serve to diminish the true history and meaning of the Holocaust."

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, was a bit more blunt, telling E! News "it is very hard to find someone dumber" than Sarandon, a person he wouldn't seek an apology from because "she is ignorant and full of hatred to the Catholic Church."

The pope, born Joseph Ratzinger, grew up in Nazi Germany. This next bit is from a 2009 Los Angeles Times article:

In the 1997 biography, "Salt of the Earth," Ratzinger said he was registered against his will in the Hitler Youth by his seminary and had no connection to the group after ending his religious studies. He was later conscripted into the German army, at age 16, for what he called "relatively harmless" infantry duty from August 1943 to September 1944.

According to historical evidence, he shared his family's anti-Nazi views and never joined the Nazi party.

So back to the other guests at that name-calling table of three: Country singer Williams lost a 20-year "Monday Night Football" gig after saying on "Fox & Friends" that a golf game between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama was a lot like Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round with Adolf Hitler. In circles Sarandon is more likely to be familiar with, "Melancholia" director Von Trier stepped in it at the Cannes Film Festival when he jokingly said, among other things, that he sort of sympathized with Hitler a bit, even though, sure, the guy had done some bad things.

Von Trier issued a statement of apology, then later issued a statement saying he would no longer make public statements. Williams sort of apologized and then sort of took it back, doubling down on the freedom-of-speech aspect of his brouhaha and writing a song about it all. Tripping him up, however: The First Amendment doesn't guarantee employment at ESPN.

Meanwhile, the American Nazi Party on Sunday issued a statement of support for the Occupy Wall Street crowd, which during its early days in Zuccotti Park earned a visit from an education-seeking Sarandon. Sarandon's resume also includes a turn in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," the premiere of which was attended by billionaire Warren Buffett, who thinks that rich people should pay higher taxes.


[For the record. 3:21 p.m. Oct. 18: This post originally gave Pope Benedict XVI's birth name as John Ratzinger. He was born Joseph Ratzinger. Thanks to reader Josh Marx for flagging the gaffe.]


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Photo: Susan Sarandon at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show in New York City in September. Credit: Diane Bondareff / Associated Press.

Ava Sambora, cast by Judd Apatow, follows mom into the biz [Pics]

Ava Sambora and her mom, Heather Locklear

Ava Sambora, Heather Locklear's mini-me, will join a rather elite club with her upcoming role in the Judd Apatow movie "This Is Forty": She, like celebrity kids Mamie Gummer and Eva Amurri before her, is following an actress mom into a show-business career.

Mamie and Eva who, you say? Gummer is the look-alike daughter of Meryl Streep. Her dad is Donald J. Gummer (Donald who?), a sculptor, and Amurri is the offspring of Susan Sarandon and director Franco Amurri.

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Ava's dad, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, has mostly confined his movie experiences to soundtracks. So the 13-year-old, who also has done some modeling, gets her acting chops from Locklear. Locklear had her big film break at the comparatively ripe old age of 23 with the 1984 movie "Firestarter" -- in which Drew Barrymore (granddaughter, by the way, of legendary actor John Barrymore) stirred up flames.

Coincidentally, Locklear starred in a 2008 TV movie with a title similar to Ava's new film -- "Flirting With Forty" -- though the actress, who turns 50 next month, was beyond flirting with the big 4-0 at that point.

Ava is set to play best friend to the character played by Maude Apatow in the film. Which brings us to another mother-daughter actress combo.

Thirteen-year-old Maude's mother, actress Leslie Mann, will play her mother in the film. Younger sister Iris also has a role, and dad Judd Apatow is directing the whole lot of them.

"This Is Forty" is a follow-up to Apatow's "Knocked Up," in which Maude and Iris also appeared. But it's not a sequel, according to Paul Rudd, who will join Mann as they re-create their roles from the funny and frequently raunchy original.

"It isn't a sequel. Leslie Mann and I are playing the same characters that we did in 'Knocked Up,' and it's kind of our story," Rudd says in a Belfast Telegraph interview.

Rudd, who married girlfriend Julie Yaeger in 2003, has two kids, son Jack and daughter Darby. It does not appear, at this time, that they will act in or help direct the movie. Too bad, as there's additional incentive in casting family members along the way, Apatow noted in February.

"This is how I pay for their college education," the director joked to On the Red Carpet. "I put them in movies and pay them SAG scale."


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Photo: Ava Sambora, left, and Heather Locklear. Credits: Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times, left; Peter Kramer / Getty Images, right.

Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon's daughter, engaged to Kyle Martino

Eva-amurri Eva Amurri, the actress daughter of Susan Sarandon, is engaged to Kyle Martino, a former pro soccer player who spent two years with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

"The most wonderful man on this planet is now my FIANCEE!!!!!! #Engaged!," Amurri said Saturday on Twitter. 

Martino chimed in Sunday: "Thanks to all my Tweeps for the comments and best wishes for Eva and I. We are so happy and can't wait to set the date. #virtualfamily."

Amurri, Sarandon's 25-year-old daughter with French director Franco Amurri, has been seen in episodes of "Californication," "Mercy" and "House, M.D." Her first film credit was in Tim Robbins' "Bob Roberts," and she played the 9-year-old version of her mom's character in "Dead Man Walking," for which Sarandon won a best actress Oscar.

Sarandon and Robbins split in 2009 after 23 years together; they had never married.

Martino, 29, does color commentary for ESPN and other networks. The 2002 Major League Soccer rookie of the year's pro career ended in 2008.

"Having to stop playing because of an injury and being young in this industry, I'm commenting on players that I played with and against," Martino told the Shin Guardian blog earlier this year, in an interview non-soccer fans will find notable because of the cute pic of the groom-to-be. "I'll be doing that for the next 10 years."

The Ministry, by the way, loves the idea of an engagement with more than one hashtag.


Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins call it quits after 23 years

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For the record, Susan Sarandon is sadder than you are about Tim Robbins

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Susan Sarandon, left, and daughter Eva Amurri at the Emmys in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times


For the record, Susan Sarandon is sadder than you are about Tim Robbins

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins Susan Sarandon has spoken out again about her split from longtime partner Tim Robbins — and she's still more upset than you.

In an interview with U.K. newspaper the Daily Telegraph almost a year after the breakup was announced, Sarandon talked about strangers approaching her to express their heartbreak over her heartbreak.

"People were coming up to me in the street and saying, 'I cried and cried when I heard.' Well, I was sadder! I didn't think it would ever happen, either," she admits.

"You bring people into your life at certain times. Maybe you have a relationship to have children and you realize that it's fulfilled after that point."

As we're almost a year into splitsville, is Sarandon simply oversharing or are media outlets belaboring the point — a la Jennifer Aniston and her marital saga with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins in 2008. Credit: WireImage.

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Michael Douglas, Warren Buffett invest an evening in the 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' premiere


We can't imagine Warren Buffett turning out for the premiere of, say, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." But "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" managed to lure the billionaire investor out of Omaha and onto the red carpet for the Oliver Stone film's' New York premiere Monday night.

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Cast members making the scene at the Ziegfeld Theatre included Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach and Michael Douglas, who brought wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. An after-party followed at Manhattan's Cipriani 42nd Street.

The event's New York brand was enhanced by the presence of locals Barbara Walters, "Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton, director Spike Lee and CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves with wife Julie Chen of "The Early Show." Also spotted Monday night: Tyra Banks, Courtney Love and Brett Ratner. (Click on the picture of Buffett and Brolin chatting at the after-party, above right, to launch a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals.)

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PREACH IT! Susan Sarandon tells us how we feel

Sarandon-robbins According to Susan Sarandon, the nation is going through a really rough patch right now, and not necessarily because, you know, we have no jobs. We weep, all of us, from Guam to Anchorage, because Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank Redemption" have broken up.

Sarandon discussed the breakup in the latest edition of New York magazine. She described it unto us thusly:

"The nation mourned," Sarandon said. "I did feel a sense of responsibility, because I knew that people had a certain idea of how I was and who we were."

For the record, Sarandon adds, “But on your deathbed, it's not really going to matter how those people felt."

As of Wednesday afternoon, Staples Center has not been booked for any sort of memorial; we also were unable to confirm any dates for a public service at Forest Lawn, though we are awaiting return phone calls from several local makers of gold caskets, and we can only assume that Jennifer Hudson will be singing something grand, probably backed by a local AME church choir.

In the meantime, let’s try our best to face our grief with dignity. The onetime couple that was Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank" would want it that way.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: One more look, for old times' sake, at Susan Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank Redemption." Feel better now? You know you do. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

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Critics' Choice Awards: The ladies host, win and smooch

Streep and Bullock
Bigelow Girls rocked at the 15th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Friday night. As Kristin Chenoweth pointed out with much perkiness, she was the event's first woman host, and Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to nab best director, for the much-buzzed-about "The Hurt Locker," which also picked up best picture. You go, girls.

Then of course there was the shocking-but-not-really married-woman-on-married-woman smack-on-the-mouth kiss that Sandra Bullock bestowed on Meryl Streep when they tied for best actress. Alright, ladies, we get it. You're wacky.

Bullock, who was honored for "The Blind Side," was one of the evening's surprises. Clearly, even she didn't expect to be onstage with Streep. "To the critics, I bet you never saw this coming," she said.

Another much loved but rarely honored star was best actor Jeff Bridges, who has racked up multiple noms for Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards but never won. ... 

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Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins call it quits after 23 years

Bones3 Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, the lovebirds-turned-Hollywood power couple who met while filming 1988's "Bull Durham," separated over the summer after 23 years together and have called it quits.  Today it was made official.

Publicist Teal Cannady confirmed the split and said no further comments are forthcoming.

Sarandon, 63, and Robbins, 51, have two sons together -- Jack, 20, and Miles, 17. Sarandon has a daughter, actress Eva Amurri, from a previous relationship.

Though they were together for more than two decades ... 

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