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9-1-1's Jennifer Love Hewitt Breaks Down Maddie's Fight for Her Life(4/1/19) (tvline.com) 9-1-1‘s Doug-Maddie-Chimney saga reached a heartbreaking (and somewhat heartwarming?) conclusion on Monday as Maddie fought tooth and nail to escape her abusive ex, until one of them was left dead in the snow.
Meanwhile, nervous fans were likely delighted to learn that Chimney survived being stabbed by Doug, resulting in his long-awaited reunion with Maddie in the hospital.
Below, Jennifer Love Hewitt discusses Monday’s harrowing episode with TVLine, including how the ordeal will affect Maddie moving forward:
TVLINE | Congratulations on this incredible episode. Did you have any idea your role was going to become so physical?
No, I didn’t! In fact, the nicest surprise this season was that they didn’t let [Maddie’s story] go. It would be really easy on a TV show to have her come in, tell her story and then the show never really does anything about it. You keep it in the background of who she is, but you move on. So I was really grateful to Fox and to Tim Minear for letting Maddie’s story play out. Because of the nature of the subject matter, I feel like that was really important. And because it’s hard for people to watch, it’s difficult to talk about, it’s hard to picture, that made it worth it to me. It made me excited and grateful that this is who Maddie is; it’s not just a story she told for five minutes in the first episode. We got to see a payoff. But I had no idea where it was going to go, or how dark or how deep.
TVLINE | I’m sure working with your husband added a trust factor, but those scenes still must have been really intense.
Oh my gosh, it was super intense. But yes, the trust factor was a game changer. Had [Doug been played by] a stranger I met in hair and makeup for five seconds, that would have changed it. I still would have given it my all, but it would have been different. Our trust allowed him to be as bad as he could be. Both of us were able to be there for each other in that way, and to get really raw and ugly. We could be all those things we needed to be in the moment, because we knew that things would be OK later.
TVLINE | I still can’t believe how perfect that casting is. How did your husband also become Maddie’s husband?
[Laughs] It was Tim’s idea. He had given Brian one of his first jobs back in the day, so when I came on the show, Tim said to me, “You know I knew your husband before you knew your husband, right?” They had a whole bromance and really loved working together. So in my first episode, Doug’s voice was on the other end of the call, and Tim randomly said to me, “I think I’m going to use Brian’s voice. That’ll be fun.” At that point, I didn’t know if we’d ever see Doug. He was just the voice in that first episode. So when it came time for the episode [that introduces Doug], I said to someone in hair and makeup, “I wonder what they’re going to do about Doug.” She was like, “It’s your husband,” and I went, “Wait, what do you mean?” She said, “We just came from a production meeting.” It felt weird, but it was really exciting and cool.
TVLINE | I also appreciated it as a mini Client List reunion.
Yes! Brian and I have joked about how he’s now played my husband twice, and they’ve both been very bad people. [Laughs] So I’m very glad in real life that he’s a good guy and husband and father.
TVLINE | We did get to see glimpses of Doug’s softer side in those flashbacks. It was incredible how things could just turn on a dime.
I’m super proud of the work he did in this episode. And I think his portrayal helped to show a little more of why she stayed for so long. He did have good moments, and he was very charming in those moments. I was glad that Tim wrote that in and allowed people to see that, too.
TVLINE | How is this whole thing going to affect her moving forward?
In subtle ways. As much as this episode was about Maddie and Doug, the show is really about the crew and the calls and all that. So you’ll see Maddie figure out how to put one foot in front of the other with the knowledge that she’s killed someone. She’s grieving a very tumultuous relationship that’s been a huge part of who she is since she was 18 years old. We’ll see how she attempts to move forward in romance, if that’s even possible. All of those things, while answering phones and having to be a total Steady Betty for people during emergencies. It won’t be in big plot points or moments, it’ll be more in smaller ways. You’ll see that it’s affected her. It’s going to ebb and flow.
TVLINE | I’m glad they’re going to let that play out.
The truth is, there are real people who will be facing these situations while the episode airs, or tomorrow, or the day after that. Men, women, children. And they don’t just go away. It’s never not a part of who you are, so I’m glad they’re allowing it to be that way for Maddie, out of respect for the real fighters out there.
TVLINE | I’m also glad that Chimney and Maddie reunited. People are really responding to that relationship!
It’s so sweet! I’m so glad. It was one of the first conversations Tim and I had when I joined the show. We were just talking about things, and I said I really wanted Maddie to date Chimney. He was like, “What?” I said, “I just think it would be so sweet.” They’re such innately good people, and they’ve been put in these crazy circumstances. But they’re sweet and silly and I just love it. It really means a lot that the audience has responded the way they have. Kenny [Choi] and I have a lot of fun off camera, giving our cast mates a hard time by saying that Chimney and Maddie are the new Ross and Rachel of dramatic television. We totally are. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Ross and Rachel never did karaoke.
That’s true! And they should have. … The other day, Tim asked me what I want to do the most in Season 3, and I was like, “Um — karaoke!” So hopefully we’ll be back for another duet.
9-1-1 Renewed for Season 3(3/26/19) The people of (fictional) Los Angeles can rest a little easier tonight: 9-1-1 has been renewed for a third season, TVLine has learned. (Our handy renewal scorecard has been updated to reflect the change.)
“9-1-1 redefined what a procedural series can be, consistently delivering edge-of-your-seat emergencies, mixed with emotional story arcs and incredible performances from one of the most powerful teams of actors on television,” said Thorn. “Kudos to Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and their entire crew, as well as the amazing cast … for raising the bar week after week.”
The show currently stars Peter Krause (Parenthood), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer), Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Underground), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story) and Ryan Guzman (Heroes Reborn).
Fresh off its heart-stopping midseason premiere — which left poor Chimney (Choi) bleeding out on Maddie’s (Hewitt) front steps, while her abusive ex-husband returned for revenge — tonight’s all-new episode, titled “Chimney Begins,” turns back the clock and reveals how he became the hero we know today.
Thus far this season, 9-1-1 is averaging 6.2 million total viewers and nearly a 1.5 demo rating, ranking No. 1 and a very close second (behind Empire) among all Fox dramas. Compared to its freshman run, it is down just 10 percent in the demo while veritably matching its total audience.
New episodes of 9-1-1 air Mondays at 9/8c.
‘9-1-1’ Trailer: Sharknado Meets Sigalert In Fox Drama’s Midseason Return(2/20/19) (Video) “9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” “We’re on the freeway and a man’s been attacked by a shark!” Just when you thought you were safe from ravenous fish on your daily commute — were we ever? — comes the new trailer for Fox’s drama about first responders and the myriad cases to which they respond. Have a look above.
Along with the guy who’s up to his elbow in jaws, the fast-paced, 30-second clip gives us a glimpse at some other rescues in progress: a high-rise fire, a kidnapping on the Red Line, a semi-trailer hurtling horizontally toward a family, exploding buildings, a hospital patient who finds herself surrounded by bodies.
In other words: just another day in L.A.
Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt star in 9-1-1, the modern-day Emergency! series that returns for Part 2 of its second season on March 18. Until then, keep your cell phone handy. Because, seriously, you never know what’s comin’. Or when.
9-1-1 EP Explains [Spoiler]'s Casting, Breaks Down Those Fall Finale Twists(11/28/18) 9-1-1‘s last episode of 2018 ended with a hellish holiday cliffhanger, setting the stage for some exciting — and terrifying — events to come in the new year. TVLine spoke with showrunner Tim Minear about the fall finale’s many twists and (re)turns, but first, a quick recap:
Athena’s invited Bobby to move in with her, which somehow pivoted to him proposing (and her accepting!); Eddie reluctantly welcomed Shannon back into his life, thus fulfilling Christopher’s one Christmas wish; and we learned that, unbeknownst to Maddie, her abusive ex (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s real-life husband Brian Hallisay!) has finally managed to track her down.
Below, Minear previews what 2019 holds for Maddie and her ex (“It’s time for the other shoe to drop”), Bobby and Athena (“I’d be very worried”) and the rest of Los Angeles’ finest uniformed men and women:
TVLINE | Before we dive into the fall finale, I need to applaud last week’s episode. What inspired you to tell Hen’s backstory?
That was Ryan [Murphy]’s idea. He felt it would be beneficial for the audience to learn about these characters and the cases that broke them. And we’ll be doing more of those this year. When we did TCA this year, I said that every member of our ensemble could be the star of their own show, and episodes like this prove that. Aisha [Hinds] is a star.
TVLINE | Agreed on all fronts. Now, that was some solid casting of Maddie’s ex in this finale.
Right? He’s good.
TVLINE | It didn’t immediately occur to me that they’re married in real life. To be honest, my first thought was, “How nice — a Client List reunion.”
That’s funny. I actually think of it as a reunion of The Inside. I did a procedural for Fox about 10 years ago called The Inside, which was about the serial killer unite of the FBI, and I gave Brian Hallisay his first job on TV. I knew him, so when I realized he was married to Jennifer, that’s when I got the idea. I’ve always thought he was a wonderful actor. He has a certain masculine charm, but he can also be incredibly creepy. I just thought he’d be perfect, so the fact that he’s married to her is a plus.
TVLINE | I have to imagine their familiarity with one another will result in some great performances.
I absolutely believe it does.
TVLINE | How much of a presence will her ex have moving forward?
We’re definitely going to tell that story. We’ve been teasing it for the first 10 episodes, so it’s time for the other shoe to drop. It won’t drop the minute we get back, but it’ll drop shortly thereafter.
TVLINE | In addition to being physically abusive, the guy also seems like a psychological threat.
Well, Maddie is no fool. She’s an intelligent woman, so he obviously needed to have charisma and some psychological power in order to keep her down for so long. It took her a while to get away.
TVLINE | On a happier note, Athena and Bobby are engaged. If this was any other show, I feel like Athena would have said it was too fast. But this is 9-1-1, where there’s no such thing as “too fast.”
[Laughs] Of course. And that’s something we debated about in the room: Is it too fast? My feeling was that, considering everything Bobby has been through, it isn’t too fast. He’s a 50-year-old man who’s been through some stuff, she’s a woman who’s already lived her life and has a family. Why wait when you know? I think they’re both in their sweet spot in that moment.
TVLINE | Decisions made during the holidays don’t always stick. Should we be worried about either Bobby or Athena changing their minds?
Oh, I’d be very worried. What are you talking about? If you’ve followed anything I’ve done in the past 20 years, you know that the moment everything is perfect is when I’m going to give you the shovel.
TVLINE | True. Eddie also reluctantly reunited with Shannon this week. What does their path look like?
What was important in this episode was to show a different side of Shannon. A mother who walked out on her special needs kid is not a hugely likable character to begin with, so I wanted to show that Eddie — as great as he is — isn’t perfect. He admits to Buck that he ran out first. He re-enlisted when he didn’t have to in order to avoid dealing with the situation, and he left her alone to cope. These are just human beings trying to do as best they can with the situation they’re in. Eddie and Shannon both have feelings for each other, and they both love that little boy, so I’m crossing my fingers for them.
TVLINE | I’m enjoying getting to know Buck outside of his relationship with Abby. What are your plans for him?
Buck has decided that his relationship Abby is over — after several months of her not being there — and that it’s time to figure out who he is without her. I don’t think he really knew who he was before. He felt like he was coming into his own in that relationship. He’ll continue to grow, and we’ll keep giving him new challenges. The situation with his sister is going to play heavily into part of his story in the second half.
TVLINE | I know he literally wrote her a breakup letter, but I have to make sure: Abby and Buck’s story is definitely over?
Who knows what the future will bring. As I’ve said, the door is always open for a Connie Britton appearance. She’s busy with Dirty John — and sometimes American Horror Story. I didn’t want to sell that relationship short by just getting rid of it. I thought it was necessary for it to be difficult for Buck to let her go.
Why Jennifer Love Hewitt Left Hollywood—and Why She’s Now Coming Back(9/25/18) Don't call it a comeback, she's been here before.
Jennifer Love Hewitt made her latest return to TV last night, with the second season premiere of 9-1-1 on Fox.
Hewitt was brought in by Ryan Murphy to replace the void (and hair goals position) left by Connie Britton's exit after season one of the hit medical drama, with the mega-producer teasing the TV vet's big return in a major way.
"We will be bringing in some new faces, including one you all know and love but haven't seen in a while, the incredible Jennifer Love Hewitt," Murphy told advertisers back at the Fox Upfront presentation in May, promoting Hewitt's first regular acting gig since Criminal Minds in 2015.
And it seems the move to cast Hewitt paid off: 9-1-1's season two opener saw series-high ratings, bringing in 8/47 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo (aka advertiser catnip).
While the massive return numbers for the show can't entirely be attributed to Hewitt's return to TV, it's just the latest piece of evidence proving Hewitt's everlasting appeal to the public since 1995, when her turn as Sarah Reeves on Fox's Party of Five made her a household name and started her journey as teen drama queen.
At 39, Hewitt has made multiple "comebacks" throughout her career, with her various returns to TV making headlines and being heralded as the star coming back to the place she started—the small screen. It seems like every few years there are a batch of headlines touting the former scream queen's return to television.
But the most intriguing thing about her ongoing run of comebacks? She's never really left; she's learned how to step gracefully just outside of the spotlight.
Toward the end of her Party of Five run in the late '90s, Hewitt's movie career began to take off, thanks to hits such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can't Hardly Wait. She was America's new ingénue, with teen girls wanting to be her and men wanting to date her (even LFO's "Girl on TV" was about her). Come on, she was Amanda Beckett!
Her rapidly rising popularity inspired Fox to take a chance on a Party of Five spinoff centering on her character in 1999. Time of Your Life, which documented Sarah's move to New York City, lasted less than one season.
But in the early aughts, aside from a few buzzy projects (Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver is a true underrated gem and the TV movie The Audrey Hebpurn Story gifted us with those truly iconic birthday celebration paparazzi pics years later), Hewitt's movie career was hitting a bit of a plateau.
Hewitt's first big return to TV following the failed spinoff was in CBS' The Ghost Whisperer in 2005 and this time she was serving as the star and as an executive producer. The procedural would go on to run for over 100 episodes and gave Hewitt her first directorial credits.
In 2010, CBS made the decision to silence The Ghost Whisperer, though Hewitt was still busy making headlines after she popularized "vajazzling" in a chapter of her book, The Day I Shot Cupid (which went on to become a New York Times bestseller). ("BeDazzling for your hoo-ha," is how she explained the practice to Maxim, in case you were wondering.)
A made-for-TV movie The Client List was next up for Hewitt, who took on the role of a mom-turned-prostitute. The TV film ended up doing so well for Lifetime that they turned it into a series, with Hewitt once again starring and producing.
The Client List introduced more than just endless lingerie costume changes into Hewitt's life: She met her now-husband on the show, her costar Brian Hallisay.
In 2013, Hewitt and Hallisay announced they were expecting their first child together, and while the real-life pregnancy was initially going to be written into the show, behind-the-scenes drama lead to Lifetime cancelling the drama after two seasons.
According to reports at the time, Hewitt wanted Hallisay's character to be named the father of her character's child on the show, while the showrunner favored Colin Egglesfield's character as the baby daddy. A storyline stalemate ensued before the cancellation.
The couple welcomed daughter Autumn James Hallisay back in November 2013, and secretly wed just a few weeks prior to her birth.
By July 2014, Hewitt was ready for her next regular TV gig, joining the cast of CBS' Criminal Minds for its 10th season. And midway through the season, Hewitt announced she and Hallisay were expecting their second child.
Her pregnancy was written into the show…but ultimately, Hewitt chose to exit the procedural at the end of the season, deciding to take a step back to focus on her family (her FBI agent character ended up doing the same).
"Jennifer wanted to be able to give this second baby everything she gave her first, and that's taking time off to be a full-time mom. Because she's due in July, when we would start shooting season 11, timing-wise there was no way for her to do both, to be able to give that baby everything she wanted to give that baby and still be on our show," showrunner Erica Messer told EW at the time. "We wrote to that, and that's how season 10 ends. It's a bittersweet idea of, ‘Life is full of choices and they define who you are.' She makes the decision to leave the team for a while. It's really lovely and real, not only because it was happening off-screen, but because I know those things happen in real life too."
And after almost three years off after welcoming son Atticus in June 2015, Hewitt was ready to return to work, with the star telling reporters she "needed to be a person for a while" after spending..."almost 29 years" in Hollywood before her mini-break.
Hewitt also said how important it was for her to "be there" for her children, explaining, "I needed to have new things to bring back to my craft. I feel like I've done that now...They're these full-functioning, beautiful people now, and it's great."
Plus, what better way to return to the craft than by joining Ryan Murphy's illustrious troupe of actors?
"It's been a little bit," Hewitt admitted to E! News at Fox's 2018 Upfronts of returning to TV. "I love the show, I love doing drama, I just think the cast is extraordinary and when Ryan Murphy calls, you pick up the phone and you do whatever he says because he's Ryan Murphy."
9-1-1 marked a major milestone for Hewitt: It's the first series Hewitt filmed since becoming a mom of two, and when her casting on the show was first announced, she admitted to E! News that it was "going to be a whole new learning thing." But still, she was excited for her two children to visit the set to "know who I used to be and still am."
Even before production began though, Hewitt was dealing with a mini-controversy: her appearance on the red carpet at the Fox Upfront, with the star taking to her Instagram the day after to "apologize" for her outfit choice and hair and make-up, describing herself as a "hot mess."
"It has been a really intense couple of days. Like, so great, so blessed—but intense," Hewitt said in her Instagram Stories. "We go to the Upfront yesterday and nobody tells me the day is going to be like 12 hours long and the humidity is going to be almost 100 percent in New York City. So, I just have to apologize. Wearing a black suit? Not a good idea. Not wearing enough hairspray and teasing in my hair? Also a bad idea."
She continued, "I just have to apologize for how wrecked I look in all the pictures that have come out. I was literally melting. By the time I got to the red carpet, I was honestly melting. My hair was flat, my makeup was running off my face and I looked like I had completely forgotten I was an actress in this business who is supposed to look [perfect] when you step on the red carpet."
In the post #MeToo era, it felt bizarre that an actress felt the need to go so far to apologize for her appearance, with Hewitt continuing to try and justify her less than "perfect" red carpet outing by explaining it was her "first time traveling" with her two toddlers.
But given the intense public and media scrutiny Hewitt endured in 2007, when photographs of her in a bikini while vacationing in Hawaii surfaced and lead to criticism and mean headlines, leading to a People magazine cover with the headline "Stop Calling Me Fat!"
Hewitt, then 28 and newly engaged to Ross McCall, took to her personal blog at the time to fire back at body-shamers, writing, "What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles…. Like all women out there should, I love my body. To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini—put it on and stay strong."
Factor in the fact that John Mayer infamously wrote "Your Body Is a Wonderland" about her and that she was the model for Hanes undergarments since 2005 and it's no wonder Hewitt felt the need to atone for looking like "a hot mess" on the carpet.
Throughout her various roles and "scandals," Hewitt has always maintained a unique relatability, and her presence on Instagram has made her even more accessible.
She frequently posts her kitchen adventures, inspirational quotes and memes, and epic #TBTs. (Who can forget her one looking back on her first VMAs experience?) She loves all things fall and pumpkin-flavored as much as the average basic b—ch (Preach, sister!) and totally owned it when people discovered Hewitt filmed all of her Instagram videos from inside her fridge because the lighting is better. (We tried it at the E! News offices and can verify that the lighting is indeed better.)
While Hewitt has lived a mostly quiet life, she's never really gone away from the cameras...it's fair to say she's actually been there all along, basking in the refrigerator light over the spotlight.
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
'She loves pizza and vodka': Jennifer Love Hewitt recalls drunken night with Betty White(9/12/18) Jennifer Love Hewitt once enjoyed a drunken night out with Hollywood legend Betty White.
The actresses worked together on television film The Lost Valentine in 2011, and then again the following year when Betty was tapped to make a one-off appearance in The Client List series, which Jennifer starred in until it was cancelled in 2013. Reflecting on the close friendship she developed with The Golden Girls icon, Jennifer recalled an evening rendez-vous that got a little out of control.
“She loves pizza and vodka. Right? She’s all of us,” she said of the 96-year-old actress when she appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday. “One night we were filming, and we went out and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going on a date with Betty White.’ It’s the most nervous date I’ve ever been on in my life.”
However, as Jennifer started to feel the effects of the alcohol, panic set in when she realized Betty was in a similar state.
“So, we go to leave and it’s great and then all of the sudden I see that Betty’s sort of going this way (tilting),” the 39-year-old laughed, before emphasizing the grave amount of responsibility she had on her shoulders.
“I was like, ‘Oh my god, I am like the bodyguard of a national treasure. You have got to snap it together and don’t kill Betty White on your date!’” she gasped. “So we get her from the bushes. She didn’t really go in the bushes, but she was on her way.”
After escorting the five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner to the safety of her hotel, Jennifer was invited up to her room for an unusual “nightcap.”
“Her nightcap is gummy bears. I mean, shut the front door and lock it. She’s perfect,” Hewitt giggled. “We got drunk and we had gummy bears, and it was amazing.”
9-1-1 Season 2: Explosive Trailer Introduces New Faces, New Romance(9/11/18) (Video) “Brace for impact,” indeed. Fox on Monday released a new trailer for 9-1-1‘s earthquake-centric season premiere, and it appears that the ground isn’t the only thing being shaken up.
The trailer features several emotional shots of the show’s core couples, including Hen and her wife (“The threat of Eva has not gone away,” showrunner Tim Minear warns TVLine!) and Bobby and Athene (whose relationship “had progressed a bit, though there’s still more progression to be had”). We also catch a glimpse of Buck drowning his sorrows in a glass of wine, presumably heartbroken over Abby’s decision not to return to Los Angeles after leaving for Ireland at the end of Season 1. (“He’s still living in [Abby’s] place, housesitting while she’s gone, expecting her to return,” Minear says. “The people around him are gently trying to persuade him that maaaybe it’s over.
This trailer also offers a lengthier look at several of the show’s new characters in action: Buck’s sister Maddie (played by Ghost Whisperer‘s Jennifer Love-Hewitt), a former ER nurse who becomes a 9-1-1 dispatcher, and Eddie Diaz (played by Pretty Little Liars‘ Ryan Guzman), an Army vet and single father who now works as a firefighter.
9-1-1 kicks off its second season with a two-night premiere on Sunday, Sept. 23 (8/7c) and Monday, Sept. 24 (9/8c).
9-1-1 Season 2: Jennifer Love Hewitt Reveals First Details About Her 'Broken' Character — Plus, Watch a New Trailer(8/2/18) 9-1-1 is adding a little Love in Season 2: Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the cast of the Fox’s hit drama this fall, and she offered the first details on her new character to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday.
Hewitt’s character Maddie, the sister of Oliver Stark’s Buck, has “had a little bit of a tough time in her life,” she says, after getting out of an abusive relationship. “She comes to her brother pretty broken… and needing to start over.” With Buck’s help, the former nurse becomes a 911 call-center operator in an effort to “figure out who she really is, and then hopefully help other people.”
We get our first look at Maddie in action — along with some eye-popping action when a massive earthquake hits L.A. — in a new trailer for Season 2 (debuting Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c): (Trailer)
Hewitt’s career first took off at Fox with Party of Five, and the actress is “really excited to be back at Fox… it’s just nice to have longevity in something you love to do so much.” After starring in shows like Ghost Whisperer and The Client List, she’s happy to take a backseat this time as part of an ensemble cast. “I have two children, and I got married,” she explains, “and it’s really nice to not have it all on your shoulders.”
Her arrival coincides with the departure of series star Connie Britton, who played 911 operator Abby in Season 1. Britton won’t appear in Season 2, but “we are honoring the character of Abby,” executive producer Tim Minear assures fans. “We’re not forgetting the incredibly important role she played in the first season,” he says, adding that a “window” is “always open for her to return.”
Hewitt won’t be one-and-done with 9-1-1, though. She made “a pretty long commitment” to the series, she reveals: “As long as the show is here, hopefully I will be here… as long as I don’t screw it up.”
Fox Fall Premiere Dates: 9-1-1, Lethal, Last Man Standing and More(6/28/18) Fox is the third broadcast network to unveil its premiere plan for the 2018-19 TV season (following NBC and The CW), and the network will kick things off on Sunday, Sept. 9, by offering a special sneak preview of new comedy series Rel following its NFL double-header. Similarly, Ryan Murphy’s breakout procedural 9-1-1 will launch Season 2 on Sunday, Sept. 23, following Fox’s NFL coverage. The drama will then settle into its regular Monday-at-9 pm slot the following night.
Also of note, Tim Allen’s revived Last Man Standing will take back its old ABC time slot, Fridays at 8/7c, beginning Sept. 28, leading into the new retirement-home sitcom The Cool Kids.
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'I was literally melting': Jennifer Love Hewitt apologizes for terrible red carpet look(5/18/18) (Video) Jennifer Love Hewitt has apologized for her appearance at a recent TV launch event, insisting no one told her she’d be promoting her new show for 12 hours in New York humidity.
The actress was announced as the new lead in Ryan Murphy’s emergency services drama 9-1-1 on Monday, and spent the day posing for pictures and chatting to the media.
But the Party of Five star was far from impressed with her look as the day wore on, and she hit her Instagram Story account on Tuesday to explain why she looked so unglamorous in many shots, telling fans she was “melting”.
“It has been a really intense couple of days,” she wrote. “We go to the Upfront (press day) yesterday and nobody tells me the day is going to be, like, 12 hours long and the humidity is going to be almost 100 percent in New York City. So, I just have to apologize.
“Wearing a black suit? Not a good idea. Not wearing enough hairspray and teasing in my hair? Also a bad idea.”
“I just have to apologize for how wrecked I look in all the pictures that have come out,” she added. “I was literally melting. By the time I got to the red carpet, I was honestly melting. My hair was flat, my makeup was running off my face and I looked like I had completely forgotten I was an actress in this business who is supposed to look (perfect) when you step on the red carpet.
“That is not what I’m going to look like on the show. I’m going to have makeup on my face. I’m not going to be sweating. I’m not going to be overwhelmed by being in front of a red carpet and crews again. Honestly, I apologize. I should’ve really gotten it together!”
Hewitt then explained she’s planning to get into shape for 9-1-1 by “killing my boxing workouts again”, adding she’s “grateful” and “excited” to be back on TV.
The second season of 9-1-1 will air in the autumn.
9-1-1: Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Season 2 Cast Following Connie Britton's Exit(5/15/18) 9-1-1 has resolved its casting emergency.
In the wake of Connie Britton’s exit, Fox’s hit procedural has tapped Jennifer Love Hewitt to join the Season 2 cast as a series regular. Hewitt — whose last major TV gig, a one-season run on CBS’ Criminal Minds, ended in 2015 — will play Maddie, a new 911 call-center operator (filling the void left by Britton’s Abby Clark) who also happens to be the sister of Oliver Stark’s Buck.
As previously reported, Britton’s 9-1-1 contract was only for one season. Back in March, exec producer Ryan Murphy remained hopeful that the Friday Night Lights and Nashville vet would return as a guest star — something that seems unlikely in the wake of her starring role in Bravo’s true-crime anthology series Dirty John. “We’re in the process of renegotiating her deal so she can come in and do a couple of episodes to keep her character alive,” Murphy said at the time. “She really loves the cast and crew and she’s very hopeful that that can happen.”
In that same interview, Murphy revealed that Season 2 would introduce several new call-center operators. “We’re going after big names,” he teased.
In addition to Criminal Minds, Hewitt’s TV credits include Lifetime’s The Client List, CBS’ Ghost Whisperer and Fox’s Part of Five (and its short-lived spinoff Time of Your Life.
This fall, 9-1-1's shifts to Mondays at 9/8c.
Scream Queen Jennifer Love Hewitt's Quiet Life: Inside Her World Out of the Hollywood Spotlight(10/31/17) Jennifer Love Hewitt is off the grid.
Well, not the grid-grid. She's still a proponent of electricity and internet service, and she even joined Instagram in August.
But since appearing on Criminal Minds for one season, she has taken a decisive step back from the Hollywood scene, focusing on family life with husband Brian Hallisay and their two young children, daughter Autumn and son Atticus.
We couldn't help but think of the actress this month when the 20th anniversary of I Know What You Did Last Summer scared us all over again on Oct. 17—and just in time for Halloween. Hewitt marked the nostalgic milestone on social media but otherwise didn't pop up to chat about it, as co-stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Ryan Phillippe did earlier this year.
"I remember it was a really exciting time because Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze and Jennifer Love Hewitt and I were all kind of starting our careers out, and it felt like it was our first big-studio movie at the time," Phillippe said on Good Morning America in July.
"I was 21 years old," Prinze, who's been married to Gellar for 15 years now, marveled to E! News in April. "I had just gotten my—I was legal to drink, not that I hadn't had a beer before then. But I had my license, Sarah didn't, and neither did either Ryan or Love, so I was the beer buyer!"
On Instagram Hewitt wrote, "20 years ago four teenagers and a fisherman met on a dark road. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. #iknowhwhatyoudidtwentyyearsago#flashbacktuesday #feelingoldnow."
Not that Prinze and Phillippe were out expressly waxing nostalgic about the good 'ol days. The former was out promoting his new cookbook, Back to the Kitchen, and showing off his chef skills, while the latter was talking up his movie Wish Upon. Hewitt, meanwhile, has gone full-time family woman—and seems to be cherishing every minute.
The now 38-year-old actress and singer had been working since she was barely 11, when she got her big break on Disney Channel's Kids Incorporated alongside the artist who would come to be known as Fergie. She'd been in hit teen movies like IKWYDLS and Can't Hardly Wait and seminal TV shows like Party of Five, played Audrey Hepburnand carried three prime-time dramas. She released four albums and tried her hand directing episodes of The Ghost Whisperer and The Client List. Finally, she joined Criminal Minds for the 2014-2015 season, playing a pregnant agent to go along with her real-life pregnancy.
And then that was that. Perhaps it was simply time for a break, to focus on her next chapter.
"I've been an actress for 25 years, and have had to be hungry at times for my career, so being pregnant is completely freeing," Hewitt told American Baby in 2015. "When I was expecting Autumn, I ate everything I saw! I told myself, 'Oh there's a donut—I should have that.' Now with this second pregnancy, I know the baby really doesn't 'need it.' So I eat healthy foods in general, but I also indulge in little things that I crave."
Moreover, "Because so many of us are busy or driven, we forget to take care of ourselves. But when you're pregnant, it's all about you—and that baby inside of you. Enjoy a nap; for some reason our generation thinks we can't do that! Really listen to your body. I hope to continue to be a little kinder to myself after pregnancy."
That certainly seems to be a promise to herself that she has kept.
Atticus was born on June 24, 2015. Hewitt tweeted that Sept. 1 that she was headed out for her first business meeting since the baby arrived, followed by, "Lactated through silk jumpsuit mid meeting. Had to buy scarf for dignified exit. #hotelgiftshop #mommylife."
She added pink streaks to her hair, touted Palmer's Cocoa Butter for fighting stretch marks and then tweeted a relative handful of times in all of 2016, with nothing between June and the holidays. This year, she tweeted twice—in January she was tickled to find out that Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin, a show she loves, had been crushing on her since she was a kid; in August she directed traffic over to her new Instagram account, which she has been sharing well-curated snapshots more frequently.
Basically, since Aug. 21, Hewitt's been living life normally to the fullest, watching the eclipse, drinking coffee, cooking up a storm, testing out beauty products, posting TBTs and the occasional selfie, watching Bachelor in Paradise and, most recently, carving up pumpkins and baking ghost-topped cupcakes for Halloween.
Oh, and there was the Labor Day pool party at Josh Gad's house, where fellow guests included Sterling K. Brown and his family, Gad's Book of Mormon co-star Rory O'Malley and Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and they all did the Mannequin Challenge (minus the littlest kids, who just could not sit still).
So her life isn't entirely normal. Hewitt's still got a host of close celebrity friends.
What Hewitt does not share regularly is photos of her children, and then only limited to silhouettes and backs of heads. So privacy remains paramount for the doting mom, who's all for sharing silly pics of herself but is keeping the majority of her home life behind closed doors.
Married life seems to be good, as she was recently spotted out shopping and smiling with Hallisay, whom she met when they starred on The Client List together, at a L.A. boutique and her wedding band was front-and-center in a pic last week showing off her manicure. She and Hallisay tied the knot just days before Autumn was born in 2013.
"It was just the two of us and then we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond because that's what married people do," she later said on Ellen. "It was really sweet and he's an awesome, incredible father and a great husband, and I just feel really lucky. It's awesome."
Back in 2012, Hewitt also had nothing but great things to say about social media when she was tweeting up a storm—even though, having come of age basically onscreen, from Kids Incorporated to Party of Five to Can't Hardly Wait, she was aware of just how cruel some people could be.
"I have to say that, by nature, I'm like a 90-year-old woman, so the whole internet and Twitter and Facebook, and all of that, I'm very new to," she told Collider. "But, I am quite shocked at how much fun it is to be able to reach out to people, on a daily basis, and keep content out there, and how much it actually really does help promote things, in such a different way."
A year later, during her first pregnancy, she was done.
"Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on twitter as well as threats to their own well being," she wrote in July 2013. "I'm sad to say twitter is no longer for me. I have enjoyed all the kindness and love that came my way, as well as support. But this break is needed."
She continued, "Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes. To those of you who made it a joy, Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Hewitt obviously ultimately returned to the platform, but the timing of when she more or less again stopped tweeting (2015-16) makes perfect sense. It hasn't been all that fun for most people for awhile now.
The grass, however, does look a lot greener, especially for Jennifer Love Hewitt, over on Instagram.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins InstagramGet ready to see a lot more of Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The actress announced via Twitter Monday that she's recently joined another social media platform. "Twitter!! Check out my BRAND NEW Instagram account here @jenniferlovehewitt," the 38-year-old actress said. "Brand new posts, would love if you follow and like me! XO Love."
Hewitt—whose Instagram account has been verified—already appears to have the hang of it.
Case in point: Hewitt's first post—a carousel of two photos—was timed to the solar eclipse. "Total Eclipse of the Heart is on repeat for me today," she wrote." #seeyainahundredyears."
Actor Josh Gad commented, "Welcome to the madhouse."
Hewitt's second photo in the set highlighted an inspirational quote from Dalai Lama XIV: "He said, 'There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.'"
In her second update, Hewitt placed her solar shades on her pet, writing, "Even my dog had to see it! #loveit." The third update featured four videos of Hewitt sautéing Brussels sprouts, carrots, chicken, mushrooms and onions: "Home cooked. #yummy #chardonnay #momjuice."
In less than 12 hours, Hewitt amassed over 247,000 followers on Instagram. She follows 65 accounts—mostly celebrities—including Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Luke Bryan, James Corden, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cameron Diaz, Lena Dunham, Nina Dobrev, Selena Gomez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dwayne Johnson, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Bruno Mars, Michelle Obama, Chris Pratt, Gordon Ramsay, Nikki Reed, Sofia Vergara and Betty White. She also follows some TV shows, including The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette.
Instagram should give Hewitt's fans something to tide them over until she returns to the small screen. The actress, who hasn't appeared on TV since her 23-episode run on CBS' Criminal Minds, has spent the past few years raising her two children with her husband, Brian Hallisay.
Did Jennifer Love Hewitt hook up with ‘Party of Five’ fans?Jennifer Love Hewitt got up close and very personal with her “Party of Five” fans, according to former co-star Scott Wolf.
While spilling behind-the-scenes secrets of the drama during a Tuesday appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen pressed the 49-year-old actor on which former “Fiver” hooked up with the most fans. Instead of saying Hewitt’s name, Wolf simply pointed to her head during a rapid-fire Q&A.
Though Wolf didn’t spill any more tea regarding Hewitt’s dating history, he disclosed he got the most “ass” out of the cast, which also included “Lost” alum Matthew Fox and Lacey Chabert.
As for sparks flying on set, Wolf also shared he and actress Paula Devicq, who played nanny Kirsten Bennett, were an item during filming.
Wolf previously spoke about the series, which aired from 1994 to 2000 and centered on five siblings reeling from the death of their parents. He said the episode in which his on-screen family staged an intervention for his character, Bailey, always tugs at his heartstrings.
“I almost get emotional talking about it,” Wolf said.
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Love Hewitt to Direct Hallmark FilmsHallmark Channel will tap actress/singer Mariah Carey and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt to direct and executive produce three original movies each, network officials said Friday during the TCA winter press tour.
The network also said it has greenlit a new original series Darrow & Darrow, starring Kimberly Williams Paisley and executive produced by Boston Legal’s Phoef Sutton.
In addition, actress Kristin Davis will executive produce and star in the Hallmark Channel original movie, Wild at Heart, which will be shot on location in Kenya and will be based on Davis’ own philanthropic efforts to stop poaching and rescue the orphans of slain elephants, said network officials.
What the stars want for the holidaysTwo nights before Christmas/and all in a pajama/not a world leader is stirring/for sure not Obama .?.?.
Christmas gift for Paula Abdul? She likes tropical fish. Be advised Japanese koi, which have a 70-year life span can cost, give or take a can of tuna, $100,000.
Shove decking the hall with boughs of holly. For Sarah Michelle Gellar, books. “I get lost in them. I have the difficult-to-find first edition of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ in French and English.”
Frank Sinatra Jr., lest you itch to send him something, he wants — ready? — “Miniature lighthouses. They’re unique and intricate.” Yeah, like not exactly a subject that comes up every day in conversation.
Richard Simmons: “Pig dolls.” Pig dolls? Yes, pig dolls. “Overweight as a kid, I began collecting pigs. I thought they’re relatives. Some lady sent me a 6-foot cloth pig, which I kept in my car’s passenger seat. Cops pulled me over. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing.”
Harry Connick, cuff links. “Who knows why I collect them? My California aunt Lil sent me a pair that was my uncle’s. A case full of unused cuff links sits on my dresser. I never wear them.”
Jenna Elfman: “Indian rugs. Tibetan rugs. From ABC Carpet, a Chelsea store, a West Village place. Found one in a heap near the john in the back corner of an antique shop. I don’t hang them. I’m running out of floor space.”
Tom Hanks: “Antique WWII typewriters. Takes a repair guy a month to get them working, and I write my letters on them. I own over 50.”
Michael J. Fox: “I’m a toy moose collector. I amassed hundreds of small moose figurines that I paid only a few dollars for and prized my collection. But you know wives. They want the stuff thrown out.”
Let me save you some time .?.?. Don’t schlep around looking to wrap cologne for Samuel L. Jackson’s stocking. He’s into every miniature figure in his likeness of every action figure he ever played in every film .?.?. Marilyn Manson: Vintage metal lunch boxes .?.?. Andy Garcia, conga drums .?.?. Rose McGowan, leaves. What kind? Who knows? Who cares? Leaves .?.?. Jennifer Love Hewitt: Remote control motorboats she races in a swimming pool. If you’re not rich but have that itch, stick them in an NYC mud puddle .?.?. Penélope Cruz, over 500 coat hangers .?.?. Ice T, models of horror figures .?.?. Christina Applegate, vintage lingerie.
Stocking stuff: Christie Brinkley: “Miniature Eiffel Tower models” .?.?. John Stamos: “Sammy Davis items” .?.?. Matthew Broderick had a collection of 76 trombones .?.?. Bill Gates: “Star Trek” objects. (If he goes broke, this’ll grab another fortune) .?.?. Jade Jagger: Who-the-hell-knows-why — Playboy cigars .?.?. Brad Pitt once considered a chair museum, once collected chairs and now has enough family to plop on them all.
Hair today: Leelee Sobieski: “Hair. I’ve loads of plastic bags of celebrity locks from Tim Allen, Regis, Peter O’Toole, Martin Short, Stanley Kubrick, from Kathie Lee Gifford’s hairbrush. It’s romantic, like old-fashioned lovers exchange lockets with a ringlet. Tom Cruise refused. I’ll run after him with a pair of shears.”
James Woods: “Old Zippo lighters with graphics on them. I search eBay” .?.?. Justin Timberlake: “Shoes. No idea how many I have” .?.?. Britney Spears: “Since Timberlake gave me one, cuckoo clocks. I have dozens” .?.?. Christy Turlington: Pottery .?.?. Salma Hayek, religious symbols .?.?. Bill Clinton: Elvis memorabilia .?.?. LL Cool J: 4,000 hats .?.?. Brendan Fraser: Old Polaroids.
Dear Santa: Stephen Sondheim, wants anagrams .?.?. Brooke Shields, autographs .?.?. David Arquette, puppets .?.?. Dame Judi Dench, “dollhouses with furniture” .?.?. Howie Mandel: “Anti-bacterial items — napkins, wet-naps, rubber gloves, masks. I have a warehouse full.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Life with Two Kids Is ‘Crazy and Beautiful’(Cocoa Butter Ad) A lot has changed since Jennifer Love Hewitt first bared her baby belly during her photo shoot as the face of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter’s fall line.
The actress and husband Brian Hallisay have since welcomed their second child, son Atticus James, a sibling for 21-month-old daughter Autumn James.
And as the mom of two — who’s still nanny-free for now! — settles into her new life, Hewitt’s ad for the brand has officially launched.
In honor of the debut, Hewitt, 36, spoke to PEOPLE about everything from her favorite products from the line to how she chose her son’s name and whether the couple plan on trying for a third child.
PEOPLE: Congratulations on your new baby boy! How has life been adjusting to being a mom of two under two?
Jennifer: Let’s just say it’s crazy and beautiful. Every day brings something new and surprising and exciting. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.
PEOPLE: What’s your mommy must-have from Palmer’s pregnancy line and why?
Jennifer: I loved the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark Cream and the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil. They made my skin feel so soft and the scent is delicious. I use them twice a day — morning and night.
PEOPLE: How is Autumn adjusting to her new baby brother? Is she already loving being a big sister?
Jennifer: She is in love with him and kisses him most of the day. Her favorite part of the day is snuggling with him. It’s so gratifying to see them developing such a strong bond. My brother has always been an important part of my life and I’m so glad they will always have each other, too.
PEOPLE: How did you decide on the name Atticus? Is there a special reason why both kids have the same middle name?
Jennifer: We both thought Atticus was a strong name. Autumn and Atticus both have the middle name James, after Brian’s grandfather. We thought it would be cute for them to share the same initials and middle name.
PEOPLE: We saw your tweets about a scarf saving the day when you leaked during a meeting! How is breastfeeding going?
Jennifer: So far, so good. It’s something I have felt really fortunate to be able to do with both of my children.
PEOPLE: You’ve said Brian was an amazing coach during your daughter’s birth — was he the same way during your son’s delivery?
Jennifer: He was great again. I couldn’t ask for someone more supportive and loving to experience such a momentous event with me.
PEOPLE: Do you feel like your family is complete or are you and Brian hoping for a third?
Jennifer: Having two healthy pregnancies and two healthy babies has been a blessing. You never know …
Jennifer Love Hewitt Lactates Through Clothes, Documents Mommy Mishap on Twitter(Pic) Mommy mishap, much?!
Jennifer Love Hewitt had big goals for today, and while some of them got slightly derailed, the new mother of two kept a great sense of humor about what really went down.
The actress, who just gave birth to her second child earlier this summer, took to Twitter to document a hilarious snafu that took place during a luncheon.
"Ventured out for first business lunch since baby boy arrived," she began by writing before attaching a photo that pretty much says it all.
"Lactated through silk jumpsuit mid meeting. Had to buy scarf for dignified exit. #hotelgiftshop #mommylife." Honestly, it happens to the best of us!
Hewitt gave birth to a baby boy named Atticus James Hallisay back in late June, marking her second child with hubby Brian Hallisay.
The Criminal Minds star opened up about how much she enjoyed being pregnant in the May 2015 issue of American Baby, saying, "Pregnancy is magical. I'm grateful."
Hewitt, who was in her third trimester at the time, added, "Because so many of us are busy or driven, we forget to take care of ourselves. But when you're pregnant, it's all about you—and that baby inside of you. Enjoy a nap; for some reason our generation thinks we can't do that! Really listen to your body. I hope to continue to be a little kinder to myself after pregnancy."
And based on how wonderfully she handled today's little lactating moment, it's safe to say she's definitely taking that advice to heart post-pregnancy as well!
Jennifer Love Hewitt Really Wants a Can't Hardly Wait Reunion MovieJennifer Love Hewitt, the living embodiment of '90s nostalgia, is getting sentimental for the good old days.
After her 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait was played by Cinespia at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery over the weekend, she Tweeted: "So proud to have been a part of this movie!"
She followed that up with a call to get the film a reunion reboot: "Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie anyone? Let's get them to make it!" she captioned.
The quintessential teen comedy had an all-star '90s ensemble cast, including Lauren Ambrose, Seth Green and Ethan Embry, and featured a number of other before-they-were-famous cameos, like Donald Faison.
Can't Hardly Wait's 20th anniversary is just three years away.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Steps Out for the First Time Since Giving Birth to Her Son Atticus James Hallisay(Pic) It's good to see you again, Jennifer Love Hewitt!
On Saturday, the 36-year-old I Know What You Did Last Summer actress was photographed for the first time since giving birth to her second child, son Atticus James Hallisay, five weeks earlier. Jennifer kept her look casual, opting for a printed tunic, skinny jeans and wedge booties for a walk with a friend in L.A.
Jennifer is also mom to daughter Autumn James Hallisay, 20 months.
It's too soon to start thinking about Baby No. 3, but according to Jennifer, she wants a big family. When the actress was profiled in American Baby earlier this year, she told the magazine, "I feel my best when I'm pregnant, which means I should probably have 18 children. It won't happen, but I do feel good.
Jennifer added that she was "really grateful" to be expecting her second child with her husband, actor Brian Hallisay. "I know how hard it is for lots of women to even get pregnant in the first place," she said. "Some people never get to have kids, and so I just feel really lucky that my husband and I have been able to do this once awesomely, and now twice, even better. It's just really...It's nice. So I do feel happy."
The actress, who most recently played FBI profiler Kate Callahan on Criminal Minds, said she would likely miss "the feeling" of being pregnant after Atticus' arrival. "I mean, it's really cool," Jennifer said of having a baby in her belly. "I think if you can if you can get past all of the stuff that happens, like the ups and downs that you feel and the craziness of it...if you can just sort of let that stuff go and really embrace what you're doing, you feel kind of awesome. Like if somebody asked me right now if I thought I was pretty great I would be like, 'Yeah! I'm pretty great. I'm doing a pretty cool thing here and I'm psyched about it.'" The former Client List star continued, "I think if you can just sort of get in that head space, it's awesome."
Jennifer Love Hewitt Welcomes Baby Boy!Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay have a brand new addition to their family.
The couple welcomed a baby boy, Atticus James, on Wednesday, Hewitt's rep confirmed to ET. The arrival was first reported by E! News.
Their new bundle of joy joins big sister Autumn James, who the couple welcomed in November 2013.
The 36-year-old Criminal Minds actress announced in January that she was pregnant.
Hewitt and Hallisay, 36, met on the set of The Client List, and began dating in 2012. The couple announced that they were both expecting and engaged in 2013, and tied the knot shortly before welcoming their first child.
Congrats to the happy couple!
That Time Jennifer Love Hewitt Thought Melissa Joan Hart Got Her High on the Can't Hardly Wait Set(Video) Remember the movie Can't Hardly Wait? Remember Melissa Joan Hart's uncredited cameo? Well filming that one party scene with Jennifer Love Hewitt made for a pretty amazing behind-the-scenes story where Jennifer Love Hewitt pretty much thought Hart got her high.
Here's what happened: Hart, who played "Yearbook Girl," had been "doing B-12" to keep her energy up for the all-nighter. When she offered some up to Hewitt, the Party of Five star initially refused because she doesn't do drugs. Well, at some point she gave in, immediately saw some creepy animals in the distance and freaked out thinking she was tripping. We imagine it went something like this:
Check out the hilarious story above!
Hart stars in Melissa & Joey which returns to ABC Family on Wednesday at 8/7c.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: I've Never Had a NannyIt’s no secret that Hollywood parents are often armed with an entourage of help at their disposal, but Jennifer Love Hewitt is bucking the trend when it comes to her daughter and baby on the way.
“We didn’t have a night nurse, we didn’t have a nanny,” the mom of Autumn James, 18 months, with husband Brian Hallisay, 36, tells PEOPLE. “We haven’t ever had any of that stuff. It’s been really interesting to do it all ourselves.”
It hasn’t been smooth sailing every step of the way, but Hewitt, 36, says she’s learned to prioritize.
“I think [as a mom] you just realize how unimportant stuff is,” she says. “Everything before you have kids is oh-so important and then you have kids and you’re like, ‘That really doesn’t mean anything. My kid is healthy, there’s no sniffles, they’re sleeping, life is good!’ It really puts that into perspective.”
Life is about to get even better. Hewitt, the face of Palmer’s line of pregnancy products, will welcome her second child in June.
“I’m really curious to see how similar [the two kids] will be,” says Hewitt, who recently announced that she will not be returning to Criminal Minds, . “And I’m looking forward to having two little tiny people to snuggle with! It’s just my favorite thing ever.”
Although the couple have chosen to keep the sex a delivery surprise again — a decision that “drives family and friends crazy,” Hewitt admits — Hallisay has his bets on another baby girl.
“He’s of the mindset that he’s going to have all girls. That’s what he’s preparing for and he’s very close with his mom and sister so he’s fine with that,” the mom-to-be explains. “I think he would be more shocked if it was a boy, but he’s prepared either way. He’s excited.”
For more from Jennifer Love Hewitt, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Jennifer Love Hewitt puts bare baby bump on display(Pic1, Pic2) Jennifer Love Hewitt is embracing her growing baby bump.
The pregnant 36-year-old wears a belly-baring white crop top and a flowing white skirt in an upcoming ad for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, which is often used on stretch marks.
The former “Client List” star, who is pregnant with her second child, appears proud of her changing body in the newly released photographs from the Palmer’s shoot.
Hewitt has been the target of body shamers in the past.
After several images of Hewitt wearing a swimsuit hit the Internet in 2007, she took to her blog to voice her concerns and to encourage women to embrace their bodies.
“I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family,” Hewitt shot back at critics (via the Huffington Post). “And like all women out there should, I love my body. To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini — put it on and stay strong.”
To improve her own self-confidence, she performs a small ritual of saying five things she loves about herself before leaving home. “… Like ‘You have pretty eyes.’ That way I can go out into the world with that little bit of extra confidence,” she said.
Hewitt, who told People this spring that pregnancy is a “completely freeing” experience, is expected give birth this summer. She and husband Brian Hallisay are already parents to daughter Autumn James, who turns 2 in November.
Criminal Minds: Jennifer Love Hewitt Not Returning for Season 11Jennifer Love Hewitt is leaving Criminal Minds, following a one-year run on the dark CBS crime drama.
Hewitt’s exit was flagged by the close of Wednesday night’s Season 11 finale, when Kate Callahan — on the heels of a near-tragedy involving her niece Meg — tendered her resignation to Hotch, explaining that just as she did when she inherited custody of Meg, she wanted to take some time off to focus on her imminent firstborn.
Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer confirmed Hewitt’s exit to EW.com, saying that Callahan’s decision very directly mirrored the actress’ own, that Hewitt wanted time off to focus on her second pregnancy/child, due in July.
“There was an opportunity there to write towards the truth,” Messer said of art imitating life. “Jennifer wanted to be able to give this second baby everything she gave her first, and that’s taking time off to be a full-time mom.”
Messer said the door is “definitely open” for Hewitt to reprise her role as Kate as desired/needed. As for filling the BAU vacancy, Messer indicated the series might go with a “revolving door” approach, before settling in on a new series regular. “This might be a good opportunity to bring in a fun guest star for a while,” she aid, “and maybe shake it up a little bit.”
Criminal Minds First Look: Who Kidnapped Meg?(Video) Kate's niece Meg and her BFF were grabbed and thrown into a van at the end of last week's Criminal Minds, but as we'll learn on Wednesday's season finale, this ain't no simple kidnapping.
"This isn't some loner who wants to keep girls in a dungeon," Morgan (Shemar Moore) says in the exclusive preview above. "This feels like trafficking."
Needless to say, it'll be all hands on deck for the BAU to find them, but pregnant Kate (Jennifer Love Hewitt) can only do so much: She's been put on bedrest.
Check out the clip to see what else to expect from what executive producer Erica Messer calls a "crazy freight train of a finale."
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
Criminal Minds Sneak Peek: Garcia Delivers Pizza - and Some Bad News(Video) Leave it to Garcia to find the best (and most delicious) way to soften bad news.
On Wednesday's Criminal Minds (9/8c, CBS), Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) greets the rest of the team with two fresh pies of pizza. But before everyone, save for Kate (blame the pregnancy), can dig in, Garcia reveals what she actually has to tell them. Does it have anything to do with the episode's cliff-hanger? Watch the sneak peek above to find out.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Goes Makeup Free While Flaunting a Bigger Baby Bump: Get the Details!(Pic) Jennifer Love Hewitt has got one big baby bump!
The 36-year-old Criminal Minds star flaunted a bigger belly while on a morning stroll with her daughter Autumn James Hallisay Wednesday.
It was a long-hair-don't-care kind of day for The Client List alum as she let down her gorgeous ombre locks in a casually relaxed and natural look. Hewitt, who is expecting her second child with husband Brian Hallisay, went makeup free, looking all the more radiant from her pregnancy glow.
The star sported gray sweat pants and took a casual approach to her morning ensemble wearing a sweater tied around her waist. The actress' thin white tee paired with a black sports bra really showed off her pregnant belly.
And by the looks of that bump, it may soon be time to welcome Hewitt's baby No.2!
Hewitt, who has been married to Hallisay since 2013, gave birth to her one-year-old daughter around the same time as her surprise wedding. "She's head over heels for her daughter, Autumn, and can't wait for her to have a sibling," a source told E! News earlier this year.
The couple announced they were expecting their second child back in early January. However, the brunette beauty has not revealed her due date or the baby's gender. With her first child, Hewitt opted not to know the baby's gender before she was born.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, MAY 6“The Hunt” – When Kate’s niece Meg and her best friend are kidnapped, the BAU suspects an online predator engaged in sex trafficking, on the 10th season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Greg Grunberg (“Alias,” “Heroes”) returns as Kate’s husband, Chris Callahan.
'Criminal Minds' EP promises 'creepy,' 'heavy' ending to Season 10(Video) "Criminal Minds" Season 10 has been quite a wild ride, and it's not done yet.
As the season nears its end, there are still lots of surprises in store for fans. Zap2it caught up with showrunner Erica Messer who teased just what people can expect before the Season 10 finale.
The cast is safe. Rest assured, "Criminal Minds" fans. Series regulars Thomas Gibson (Hotch), A.J. Cook (JJ), Shemar Moore (Morgan), Matthew Gray Gubler (Reid) Kirsten Vangsness (Garcia), Joe Mantegna (Rossi) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (Kate) aren't going anywhere. Messer says "no major deaths" will happen in Season 10.
The finale is set up differently than in seasons past. "We're not doing a two-hour finale this year, but the end of episode 22 will have a cliffhanger that will play out in episode 23, which is our finale this year," Messer says.
The finale will call back to the beginning of the season. "We will bring back the creepy, Internet stalker guy from the premiere. That story will be tied together," Messer says.
Things get intense for Hewitt's Kate Callahan. Everything comes full circle for newbie Callahan in the Season 10 finale. Messer warns, "It will be a very heavy episode for Kate."
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29“Protection” – When shooting victims are found in the Los Angeles area with possible links to criminal activity, the BAU searches for a vigilante UnSub, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Joe Adler (“The Mentalist”) guest stars as Danny Lee Watson.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Being Pregnant Is 'Completely Freeing' for My Body(Pic) A party of five is nothing compared to what Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s future family might one day become.
“I feel my best when I’m pregnant, which means I should probably have 18 children — it won’t happen — but I do feel good,” the actress says in the May issue of American Baby.
But while a brood of babies isn’t likely — she and husband Brian Hallisay are expecting their second child together in June — Hewitt is still having the time of her life: she’s got the pregnancy glow and is feeling more gorgeous than ever.
“Your body changes so much and there’s a sensuality about that,” Hewitt, 36, says. “I say, accentuate the fact that your legs look thinner than they ever have and your boobs look great. Work it!”
Hewitt’s ability to embrace her changing shape is influenced by her feelings of inner beauty. “I feel really grateful,” the Criminal Minds star shares. “I know how hard it is for lots of women to even get pregnant in the first place, some people never get to have kids, so I just feel really lucky that my husband and I have been able to do this, once awesomely and now twice, even better.”
Despite sticking to healthier habits during her second pregnancy, Hewitt still happily indulges in her favorite foods — everything from pickles and cake to Italian food and hot dogs. And while she knows it’s more for her sake than the baby’s, the expectant actress doesn’t let that put a damper on dinner (or dessert!).
“I’ve been an actress for 25 years, and have had to be hungry at times in my life for my career, so being pregnant is completely freeing,” she explains.
“As somebody who’s been in this business for a long time and had to be all about what your figure looks like … I think if you can let that stuff go and really embrace what you’re doing, you feel kind of awesome.”
She adds, “If somebody asked me right now if I thought I was pretty great, I’d be like, ‘Yeah, I’m pretty great! I’m doing a pretty cool thing here and I’m psyched about it.’ ”
And the couple’s 16-month-old daughter Autumn James only intensifies those sweet feelings. “I’m not sure if she just thinks I’m fat or if she knows there’s something in there,” Hewitt jokes of her budding baby bump.
“Every morning and nighttime, she’ll rub my belly and she likes to kiss the belly. It’s very cute, but I’m not quite sure she knows what’s happening.”
As she enjoys her final trimester, Hewitt is making sure to get plenty of rest, pamper herself with manicures and enjoy date nights with Hallisay. Admittedly, however, the latter has taken on a whole new meaning now that they’re about to become a family of four.
“Date night looks a lot like DVR, some sort of brought in dinner substance or me cooking and right now I go to bed at like 8:15, so it’s a lot like being married to Betty White. It’s awesome,” she says with a laugh.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Discusses Her Second Pregnancy for the First Time, Cradles Big Bump on American Baby Cover!(Cover) Jennifer Love Hewitt is glowing!
Since announcing her second pregnancy in January, the Criminal Minds actress, 36, has eschewed the spotlight to spend time with husband Brian Hallisay, 36, and daughter Autumn Hallisay, 16 months. Now, for the first time, Hewitt talks about Baby No. 2 in American Baby's May 2015 issue. "Pregnancy is magical. I'm grateful," the TV star admits. "It's not lost on me what a gift it is to be able to get pregnant."
Jennifer isn't joking!
"I've been an actress for 25 years, and have had to be hungry at times for my career, so being pregnant is completely freeing," she says. "When I was expecting Autumn, I ate everything I saw! I told myself, 'Oh there's a donut—I should have that.' Now with this second pregnancy, I know the baby really doesn't 'need it.' So I eat healthy foods in general, but I also indulge in little things that I crave."
The actress says her cravings aren't "too weird," but she is into pickles. "I sort of just like the things that I normally like, but more of it. I'm a big jalapeño person when I'm pregnant, which I like anyway. Italian food, which I kind of like anyway. You know cake, hotdogs—you name it, really. Pretty much anything."
She embraces her curves, saying, "Your body changes so much, and there's a sensuality about that. I say accentuate the fact that your legs look thinner than they ever have, and your boobs look great: Work it!"
Jennifer also explains that she sees pregnancy as a reminder to slow down. "Because so many of us are busy or driven, we forget to take care of ourselves," she says. "But when you're pregnant, it's all about you—and that baby inside of you. Enjoy a nap; for some reason our generation thinks we can't do that! Really listen to your body. I hope to continue to be a little kinder to myself after pregnancy."
How does she unwind, exactly? "Date night looks a lot like DVR, some sort of brought-in dinner substance or me cooking, and right now I go to bed at like 8:15," the Client List actress confesses. "It's a lot like being married to Betty White."
Brian "was a genius" when she was in labor with Autumn, and she has faith he'll be just as helpful the second time around. "He's a very calm, super-stable person by nature and doesn't add drama," Jennifer says. "He treats me to things, like when I text him that I'm craving the cherry pie from Ralph's market."
"I think most men get these superpowers when their partners are pregnant."
Jennifer is excited to meet Baby No. 2, but she'll miss being pregnant. "As somebody who's been in this business for a long time and had to sort of be all about what your figure looks like, your regimen—I think if you can let that stuff go and really embrace what you're doing, you feel kind of awesome," she admits.
See more behind-the-scenes footage from the cover shoot at Parents.com.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Dresses Her Growing Baby Bump in Blue for Easter Brunch(Pic1, Pic2) Pregnancy looks good on Jennifer Love Hewitt!
The 36-year-old Criminal Minds star dressed her baby bump in a printed maxi dress to celebrate Easter with her 36-year-old husband, Brian Hallisay, and their 16-month-old daughter, Autumn Hallisay. The actress, who carried a Saint Laurent bag wore and nude heels, enjoyed a family brunch at L.A.'s The Ivy.
Jennifer has only been photographed a handful of times since announcing her second pregnancy in January. Three months ago, a source told E! News that Jennifer and Brian are "excited about expanding."
"Jennifer knows having two children under 2 is going to be a lot of work, but she loves the idea of having her kids be close in age," the source said, noting that the former Client List co-stars love "being a family."
When Autumn's birth was announced in November 2013, the actress' rep also revealed that Jennifer had secretly married Brian; the wedding took place "five days" before their firstborn daughter arrived.
"It was just the two of us, and then we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond, because that's what married people do," the I Know What You Did Last Summer actress later joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "It was very, it was really sweet. He's an awesome, incredible father and a great husband and I just feel really lucky."
Hopefully Jennifer's second pregnancy is more enjoyable than her first.
"People are mean to you!" the Party of Five star told Jimmy Kimmel last year. "You're like, 'I'm a pregnant lady. You can't be mean to me,' and they're like, 'Well, then tell us what your baby is!' and I'm like, 'I don't know.' And then they guess, which is insulting for the woman because they're like, 'Oh, well, you're really carrying in the backside.' I'm like, 'I have been carrying in the backside since I was 15. This is not pregnancy—it's just who I am!' Or they're like, 'It's really in your boobs!' And I'm like, 'Yeah, it's been there, too, since I was 15.' They say the dumbest things...I just avoided people most of my pregnancy and after. And I was happy!"
During her Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, Jennifer also gave Brian major kudos.
"He should be a male doula, my husband," the star gushed. "He was a rock. He was awesome. He was really good at it. He was very solid, very concentrated. I was really worried that I was gonna get [worrisome reactions]...But he was just like, 'Babe, this is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome. You look beautiful.' He said all of the right things. It was amazing. I was really proud of him."
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22“Mr. Scratch” – When three people implicated in murders claim they were attacked by a “clawed shadow monster” at the moment each crime occurred, the BAU searches for an UnSub who is controlling their minds. Also, the search for the culprit puts one of the team in jeopardy, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Matthew Gray Gubler directed the episode. Guest stars include Bodhi Elfman as mathematician Peter Lewis, and Thad Luckinbill as Larry Merrin and Kiko Ellsworth as Daniel Karras, two of the people implicated in the murders.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15“A Place at the Table” – When a Maryland family is found murdered at their dining room table, the team tracks down other family members and friends to uncover secrets that may have led to it. Also, Hotch must try to make peace with his father-in-law, Roy, after discovering he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Edward Asner guest stars as Hotch’s father-in-law, Roy Brooks.
Pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt Smiles and Shows Baby Bump During Walk With Her Family(Pic) Jennifer Love Hewitt is glowing!
The 36-year-old The Client List alum and Criminal Minds actress was all smiles as she showcased her growing baby bump in a gray tank top and skinny jeans while walking with her husband, Brian Hallisay, 36, and their 1-year-old daughter Autumn James Hallisay in sunny Los Angeles on Friday.
She also sported black wedge Velcro strap sneakers, a yellow straw hat and what appeared to be several temporary gold bracelet tattoos on one arm and was seen pushing her child's empty toy vehicle, on which the actress had also placed her purse.
Hewitt's rep announced in January that the couple was expecting their second child together.
Hewitt has not revealed her due date or whether she is carrying a baby boy or a girl. She and her husband, her former co-star on The Client List, had also opted not to find out their first child's gender before she was born. Hewitt gave birth to their daughter in November 2013, just after she and Brian had a surprise wedding.
"I was already pregnant and I couldn't tell anybody," Hewitt told Ellen DeGeneres in April 2014.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Resurfaces With a Big Baby Bump(Pic1, Pic2) There you are, Jennifer Love Hewitt!
About two months after announcing she's pregnant with her second child, the 36-year-old actress resurfaced yesterday with a big baby bump.
Hewitt stepped out in West Hollywood Wednesday to run errands at Ron Herman and Candle Delirium. Hewitt covered her growing belly with a loose white top and skinny blue jeans with her hair pulled back. The brunette beauty, who has been lying low since announcing the baby news, looked cute and casual with barely any makeup on as she toted shopping bags.
Hewitt announced that she and hubby Brian Hallisay are expecting again in early January. The couple already has 1-year-old daughter Autumn.
Last month, a source told E! News, "They are loving being a family and excited about expanding. Jennifer knows having two children under two is going to be a lot of work, but she loves the idea of having her kids be close in age. Being a mom is the most important thing to her and she's thrilled about being pregnant again."
"She's head over heels for her daughter, Autumn, and can't wait for her to have a sibling," the insider added. "Jennifer and Brian are often at home with Autumn and spend as little time away from her as possible. When Jennifer has been working on Criminal Minds, a nanny brings Autumn to the set every day. They play in her trailer while Jennifer is filming and then when she has breaks, she gets to see the baby."
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25“Rock Creek Park” – When the wife of an up-and-coming congressman disappears, the BAU investigates his political enemies as possible suspects, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, March 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Academy Award-nominated actress Tess Harper (“Crimes of the Heart,” “Tender Mercies”) guest stars as Dinah Troy, the congressman’s mother.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11“Breath Play” – The BAU is called to Wisconsin in search of a serial killer, and the team looks for a connection among the victims for clues to the UnSub. Also, Kate has trouble dealing with her niece, Meg, when she begins acting out, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, March 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4“Lockdown” – When two guards at a privatized maximum security prison in Texas are murdered, the BAU suspects that more than one UnSub within the prison could be at work, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, March 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Thomas Gibson directed the episode. William Ragsdale (“Justified,” “Herman’s Head”) guest stars as prison captain Dale Shavers.
Jennifer Love Hewitt "Doing Great" During Second Pregnancy and "Excited About Expanding" Her FamilyWe've got exclusive scoop on Jennifer Love Hewitt's growing family!
The 35-year-old actress and mother of one is handling pregnancy like a pro the second time around.
"Jennifer is almost four months pregnant and doing great," a source tells E! News of Hewitt, who announced she's expecting her second child with hubby Brian Hallisay earlier this month. "They are loving being a family and excited about expanding. Jennifer knows having two children under two is going to be a lot of work, but she loves the idea of having her kids be close in age. Being a mom is the most important thing to her and she's thrilled about being pregnant again."
Hewitt and Hallisay welcomed their 14-month-old daughter Autumn back in November 2013.
"She's head over heels for her daughter, Autumn, and can't wait for her to have a sibling," the insider dished. "Jennifer and Brian are often at home with Autumn and spend as little time away from her as possible. When Jennifer has been working on Criminal Minds, a nanny brings Autumn to the set every day. They play in her trailer while Jennifer is filming and then when she has breaks, she gets to see the baby."
Hewitt announced her second pregnancy earlier this month. "Jennifer and Brian are thrilled to be expecting their second child later this year," her rep said in a statement.
Hewitt and Hallisay also secretly married right around the time of Autumn's birth in 2013.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11“Scream” – Victims in California have the BAU searching for an UnSub who may have witnessed abuse as a child. Meanwhile, Kate shows parental concern when her niece, Meg, makes a date with a friend to meet a boy they met online, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg; “Felicity,” “Lost”) guest stars as Kate’s husband, Chris Callahan.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4“Hero Worship” – When an Indianapolis coffee shop is blown up and a hero emerges from the wreckage, the BAU tries to protect that person and his family while searching for the UnSub before more incidents occur, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28“Nelson’s Sparrow” – The BAU revisits its origins when they look at one of Rossi and Gideon’s old cases to track a killer that got away, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Kirsten Vangsness co-wrote the episode with Erica Messer, one of the series’ executive producers. Ben Savage (“Girl Meets World,” “Boy Meets World”) guest stars as young Gideon, and Arye Gross (“Castle,” “Ellen”) guest stars as Donnie Mallick.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Expecting Second ChildThe love just keeps on growing!
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is set to welcome another baby with her husband, Brian Hallisay, later this year, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“Jennifer and Brian are thrilled to be expecting their second child,” her rep says.
The couple, who are already parents to 13-month-old daughter Autumn James, secretly wed five days before welcoming their baby girl in November 2013.
Although Hewitt, 35, told PEOPLE in April that parenthood was initially “terrifying,” she credited her former Client List costar, Hallisay, 36, with being the strong support system she needed in the delivery room.
“He should be a male doula. I was really worried that I was going to get that face — ‘Mmm, what’s happening here?’ — and I’m not good at the faces so I would’ve been like, ‘What does that mean? What does that mean!’ ” she joked during a September appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“But he was just like, ‘This is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome, you look beautiful.’ I was really proud of him.”
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21“Anonymous” – The BAU searches Tallahassee for a serial killer who calls the authorities to report the crimes prior to committing murder. Also, as Rossi prepares for a weekend visit with his daughter, Joy, he receives startling news about the death of a comrade in Vietnam, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Joe Mantegna directed the episode.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14“The Forever People” – When frozen bodies are found in Nevada floating in water, the BAU’s investigation leads them to suspect that the victims were part of a cult that could be behind the deaths. Also, JJ confronts old demons from her abduction and torture last year, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Grant Show (“Melrose Place”) guest stars as cult leader Colton Grant. Faran Tahir returns as Tivon Askari, who abducted JJ last year.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24“Persuasion” – Mysterious drowning deaths discovered in the Las Vegas desert have the BAU trying to figure out the true cause and motive for the murders, on a rebroadcast of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Dec. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/5/14.)
Criminal Minds Sneak Peek: Meet Rossi's. Daughter?!Rossi is getting a blast from the past on Criminal Minds — and we're not talking about his second wife.
While Wednesday's episode (9/8c, CBS) will feature a flashback to the second Mrs. Rossi, it's another new lady in Rossi's (Joe Mantegna) life that will have fans talking. As seen in the exclusive sneak peek below, Joy (Amber Stevens), an aggressive reporter, comes by the BAU and makes Rossi's mouth hit the floor when she tells him she's his daughter. Video.
Is Joy actually Rossi's flesh and blood? That remains to be seen. But the story line came at Mantegna's suggestion, according to executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer. "We sit down with [the actors] every summer and talk about ideas, and Joe came in and said, 'I'd really like it if Rossi had this other thing going on,'" she tells TVGuide.com. "We kicked it around and landed on something really great."
Mantegna had long wanted to meet another of Rossi's three ex-wives, ever since his ALS-afflicted first wife Carolyn, with whom he had a son who died shortly after he was born, committed suicide in Season 7. Messer says they didn't want to introduce another ex too soon and needed a different way to come about it. After Joy's bombshell, Rossi looks back on his romance with her mother in — where else? — the City of Light. "He's forced to remember a time many, many moons ago in the '80s when they were living in Paris. You'll see a different Rossi," Messer says. "The joke is that Rossi this playboy now, but there's something sweet when you see them together back then. It's a Rossi we don't know."
Messer hopes fans will see a different Rossi as well via Joy, who will — spoiler alert! — remain in the picture after Wednesday's episode. "It will be a little bit of a thread throughout the year. It's an unexpected connection and he's navigating his way through it the best he can," she says. "We'll pick up on it again in Episode 12. It's nice, other layer to Rossi that will hopefully be refreshing and interesting."
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10“Amelia Porter” – When the BAU is called to Salt Lake City Utah to investigate a triple homicide, the search for a connection among the victims could lead them to a fugitive who could have ties to the UnSub, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Dec. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26“Fate” – The BAU investigates random murders in northern Virginia and searches for a conflicted UnSub who has an uncontrollable urge to kill but is also filled with remorse. Meanwhile, Rossi receives a visit from a woman who could hold a secret from his past, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Guest stars include Tina Holmes (“Six Feet Under”) as architect Ellen Connell and Amber Stevens (“22 Jump Street,” “Greek”) as Joy Struthers.
'Criminal Minds' gives Jennifer Love Hewitt a crash course in being convincingZap2it: Did you need a lot of prep to look convincing as a FBI/BAU agent before you started your "Criminal Minds" work?
Jennifer Love Hewitt: I thought there was going to be some kind of crash course, but this all happened very quickly, so I did not have a chance to do that. On the second day of work, we were in a house searching for a criminal with guns drawn ... and I remember sort of looking around and wondering, "What is happening right now?"
Of course, everyone else in the cast knew how to do everything. A few people on the set were very kind to me and took me aside and were like, "Do you need some help?" And I said, "Yes. I really need help." They showed me, and I'm still learning. It's fun, though.
Zap2it: How conducive is your new "Criminal Minds" role to the other relatively new role you have -- as a first-time mom?
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Obviously, I love producing and putting things together and watching them grow from the ground up. There's an element of that that I enjoy, but I think that for where I am right now in my life, this is perfect. I truly am learning how to be a mom and wanting my daughter to be my biggest and first priority ... and this job is so much better for that!
It is a relief in that sense. That other stuff that I've done before would be very difficult to do at this point in time. I definitely would like to do that again, but for right now, this job is a blessing on every level.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19“The Boys of Sudworth Place” – When a prominent attorney goes missing in Boston, the BAU unearths secrets in his past which could point to the reasons for his disappearance, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12“Hashtag” – When victims with large social media followings are found dead in Maryland, the BAU searches for an UnSub taking on the persona of an Internet urban legend. Meanwhile, Morgan and Savannah struggle to find quality time for each other with their busy careers, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5“If the Shoe Fits” – The BAU is stumped to find the common denominator among male victims in Montana, making it difficult to profile the UnSub. Also, JJ must confront her feelings about her sister’s tragic death, CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Candy Clark returns as JJ’s mother, Sandy Jareau.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29“Boxed In” – When a young boy who went missing in San Diego on Halloween suddenly reappears one year later, the BAU must work fast when another trick-or-treater disappears under similar circumstances, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Thomas Gibson directed the episode. Gibson’s son, Travis, guest stars as Jake McCauley, one of the missing boy’s friends.
'Criminal Minds' Season 10 premiere: Jennifer Love Hewitt debuts, what did you think?Jennifer Love Hewitt joined the "Criminal Minds" in Season 10 as Kate Callahan, a transfer agent who steps in now that Dr. Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) has left the BAU team. As far as episodes go, this one seemed fairly innocuous (by "Criminal Minds" standards) until the last five minutes, when a couple curveballs were thrown the audience's way.
First off, Callahan goes home to a young girl who seems at first like her daughter, but when they exchange "I love yous," the girl says, "I love you too, Kate." Hmm. Step-daughter? Sister? Something else entirely? The way it was framed made it seem like a reveal, so there's obviously something going on there we'll learn more about.
Secondly, the chilling ending of the episode teased not only a ring of men buying and selling young girls (which is all too real in all parts of the world), but also the fact that the BAU didn't really catch their unsub in the premiere episode. We would expect that to come back around at some point.
Finally, as an aside, how creepy was it was to see Kerr Smith as a weirdo who gets off on fondling people's severed limbs? Super creepy.
What did you think of JLH's premiere?
'Criminal Minds' Season 10 premiere: Jennifer Love Hewitt succeeds Jeanne Tripplehorn as something 'totally different'After being involved in just about every aspect of her last series, Jennifer Love Hewitt is now of a different mind.
Now a first-time mom with husband Brian Hallisay -- who was one of her co-stars on "The Client List" -- the veteran of such other shows as "Party of Five" and "Ghost Whisperer" is content just to focus on acting.
She does that in Wednesday's (Oct. 1) season premiere of the CBS drama "Criminal Minds," joining the series for its 10th year as Kate Callahan, an accomplished agent who becomes the newest member of David Rossi's (Joe Mantegna) Behavioral Analysis Unit team.
"I had no idea that they were looking for someone," Hewitt tells Zap2it of succeeding Jeanne Tripplehorn in the "Minds" lineup. "I met with Erica (Messer, the show's executive producer), who I have known since I was 14 or 15, since she worked on 'Party of Five.' She just said, 'Hey, we're adding a new character and we think this would be a good fit for you.'
"At the time, I was really in the midst of being a new mommy and honestly not even thinking about what my next job was going to be," Hewitt notes. "This is totally a different thing than I've ever done before -- and one of the first projects I haven't also been a producer on, putting it together from the word 'go' and shouldering all that responsibility. It's sort of nice to be able to go to someone else's house as a guest and play by their rules."
Hewitt allows that balancing work and her parenting of 10-month-old daughter Autumn is "crazy, but totally doable somehow, It's really a day-by-day thing, but we've been lucky to get a really great kid who is easygoing and allows both Mommy and Daddy to have a life and an existence besides being her parent.
"And this really is the perfect job for it," adds Hewitt, "because I get to do what I love, but I also get to pop back and forth and be a mommy. It's great."
Jennifer Love Hewitt: My Husband 'Should Be a Male Doula'Jennifer Love Hewitt knows the secret to a successful labor: keeping her husband happy!
During a Monday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the new mom joked that she had a great support system when she delivered her daughter Autumn James — all thanks to her stash of snacks.
“This is the thing, too, if you are in labor, feed your husband and they are wonderful. He can’t be hungry — you need them!” the Criminal Minds star, 35, explains.
But there was a silver lining to taking care of Brian Hallisay.
“If he passed out or something bad happened out of being hangry, then I don’t get what I need, which is my rock,” she says. “I had pudding for him and snack bars … it was great!”
Hewitt’s tasty treats worked: Hallisay was so “solid” during the delivery that Hewitt is convinced he has found a new career. “He should be a male doula,” she says.
“I was really worried that I was going to get that face — ‘Mmm, what’s happening here?’ — and I’m not good at the faces so I would’ve been like, ‘What does that mean? What does that mean!’ But he was just like, ‘This is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome, you look beautiful.’ “
Hewitt adds, “I was really proud of him. He’s that guy anyway, so he’s impressive in that way, but he was great.”
The couple chose to keep the baby’s sex a surprise and while Hewitt was ecstatic to welcome a daughter, she admits her decision to wait until the delivery didn’t sit well with others.
“People are mean to you. And you’re like, ‘I’m a pregnant lady. You can’t be mean to me! ” she says.
“And then they guess, which is insulting for the woman because they’re like, ‘Oh, well, you’re really carrying in the backside.’ I’m like, ‘I have been carrying in the backside since I was 15 … this is not pregnancy!’ “
Says Hewitt, “I just avoided people most of my pregnancy and after … and I was happy!”
Now her baby girl is 10-months-old and the actress is spending her days trying to corral her wobbly walker — a “terrifying” task that comes with its fair share of war wounds.
“I have bruises everywhere from falling over [the gates],” she shares. “You’re holding the baby and you have to lift up and then swing it … it’s impossible!”
With Jimmy Kimmel noting that Autumn has hit the milestone early, the proud mama jokes, “She’s an over achiever, which is awesome. Just like me!”
Criminal Minds premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Opens Up About Daughter Autumn and Admits She Once Sent Matt Damon a Bed(Video1, Video2) Jennifer Hewitt and Jimmy Kimmel had some catching up to do Monday.
The Criminal Minds actress made her first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! since March 2013. Since that time, her Lifetime series The Client List ended—and, oh yeah, she married co-star Brian Hallisay and welcomed daughter Autumn! "I like to just do it all at once," the 35-year-old TV star said. "Shake it up!"
Speaking of her 10-month-old baby girl, the proud mama gushed, "She smiles. She's walking. She's waddling like a little penguin. It's great. She's an overachiever, which is awesome. Just like me!" Still, Hewitt said it's "terrifying" to see her mini-me walk around the house. "I'm just trying to move furniture and dodge things...There are gates everywhere, which I constantly trip over. I have bruises everywhere."
Hewitt also recalled the rudeness she experienced while pregnant.
"People are mean to you!" she said. "You're like, 'I'm a pregnant lady. You can't be mean to me,' and they're like, 'Well, then tell us what your baby is!' and I'm like, 'I don't know.' And then they guess, which is insulting for the woman because they're like, 'Oh, well, you're really carrying in the backside.' I'm like, 'I have been carrying in the backside since I was 15. This is not pregnancy—it's just who I am!' Or they're like, 'It's really in your boobs!' And I'm like, 'Yeah, it's been there, too, since I was 15.' They say the dumbest things...I just avoided people most of my pregnancy and after. And I was happy!"
Hewitt and Hallisay opted not to learn their baby's gender until Autumn arrived.
"He should be a male doula, my husband," Hewitt gushed. "He was a rock. He was awesome. He was really good at it. He was very solid, very concentrated. I was really worried that I was gonna get [worrisome reactions]...But he was just like, 'Babe, this is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome. You look beautiful.' He said all of the right things. It was amazing. I was really proud of him."
"Do you think he was acting or he meant it?" Kimmel joked. "Because I know he's an actor."
"He's that guy anyway, so he's impressive in that way, but he was great," Hewitt said. "I packed snacks for him! This is the thing, too: If you are in labor, feed your husband, and they're wonderful. They can't be hungry! You need them. If he passed out or if something bad happened out of being 'hangry,' then I don't get what I need, which is my rock. And so I had pudding for him and snack bars. It was great."
"You had pudding?" sad Kimmel, who welcomed Jane in July. "My wife did not bring me any pudding.
Later in the episode, Kimmel asked if it was true that Hewitt once sent a bed to Matt Damon.
"Well, I'm not a normal person!" Hewitt said, laughing. "I must have been like 19 or 20 years old. I was reading an article, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had just blown up big time. So, I obviously knew who he was, and I was reading this article, and he said this really sad thing in this article about how all of his dreams were coming true in the business and he was working really hard but he didn't ever really feel like those days he had a bed of his own. Like, he was just traveling so much and everything. And I remember being really busy also and thinking, 'That's so sad to have all your dreams come true but to not feel like you have a solid foundation.' So, for some reason I thought an AeroBed would help that for him. In my head I was like, 'Oh, he could travel with it and then it's always his bed and it's always his safe place.' I didn't go over it with anyone. I should have been like, 'Hey, Jimmy, what do you think? Should I send this to Matt Damon?' You probably would have been like, 'No, you're crazy. Don't do it.' But I didn't. So, I just got the information. He was in Paris filming something. Of course, now I'm like, 'Oh, he was probably at The Savoy at this giant suite and here comes security with this little AeroBed."
"I sent it to Paris and I never got a thank you," she added. "I'm just saying..."
"You know why you didn't get a thank you? He's a creep. He's got no class," Kimmel joked of his faux frenemy. "I mean, what kind of person doesn't thank another person for sending them a bed?"
"It made me sad in my heart," Hewitt said. "Maybe his security never gave it to him. That's a possibility."
"Shame on you, Matt Damon," Kimmel joked.
Jennifer Love Hewitt's "Fearless" Agent and a Jane Lynch Return? 7 Teases for Criminal Minds Season 10Erica Messer can't think of a more perfect day for Criminal Minds to turn 10.
"Episode 10.1 airs on 10/1. How cool is that?" Messer tells TVGuide.com. "It wasn't planned. We didn't know that until we started back up and we were well in the swing of things, and [CBS] mentioned that the premiere would be a little later than usual because of Extant and Survivor. So it's great timing."
But for Messer, "seven" is the magic number for Season 10. After Jeanne Tripplehorn left the series in the Season 9 finale, Messer told TVGuide.com at the time that she wasn't sure if they would replace her or just stick with the remaining six BAU members. "It was a really big, long conversation with the network and the studio, and they said, 'Let's go ahead and try to find someone new,'" she says.
Enter Jennifer Love Hewitt as Kate Callahan. The actress was not only on the top of the network's list because of her days on Ghost Whisperer, but she and Messer go way back to Party of Five.
"I knew her many, many moons ago at Party of Five,'" Messer says with a laugh."So it was sort of, 'Well, she just had a baby. We don't know if she wants to go back to work or not.' I sat down with her and caught up and it was like no time had passed. I then told her that the show is different from what she's been doing because what she's been doing is being No. 1 on the call sheet, having to be there 14 hours a day every day. ... I think it was the combination of the actors on the show and the idea of doing something different. She has never fought crime like this. She's an amazing addition. She's laughing it up with the cast and crew and certainly believable as an FBI agent on screen. It's been a breath of fresh air for us."
But just who is Kate Callahan? What's her secret? Get the scoop and more from Messer below.
1. Undercover boss: Kate is not who you think she is when we first meet her. That's because she's undercover collaring a perp before she heads to the BAU to interview with Hotch (Thomas Gibson), who hires her on the spot. "You see her interacting with a criminal in a way you don't see our team doing it, which is she has to act like she enjoys being with this person before turning the tables on him," Messer says. "One of the things she says to Hotch is, 'It takes me a couple of months to catch one offender. You catch a new one every week. How do you do that and how do you not let it take over your life?' She's got to adapt to that skill set, which we'll see throughout the season."
Watch a sneak peek of the scene here.
2. Kate's secret: Like the introduction of Blake (Tripplehorn), Kate has a mysterious backstory that viewers will get a peek at when we follow her home at the end of the season premiere. But unlike Blake, hers won't be tied to an unsub or even keep you guessing that long. Hotch and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) already know her secret, which involves a plane crash, and she will tell Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) in the third episode. "Something pretty tragic happened in her life, but she wasn't a victim necessarily," Messer says. "Her secret is not like Blake's at all. She's been dealt a hand that most people aren't dealt. There's no secret in that, but she also doesn't want it to be what defines her, certainly to the rest of the team." The event is also partially what spurred Kate on to become an FBI agent. "She was on her way there with her psychology degree, but this happened at a very important time in her life," Messer says. "It was her trigger, so to speak, and it informs why she's as strong as she is. She's very tough, smart and fearless."
3. The long road to recovery: As we previously reported, Garcia (Kristen Vangsness) will be suffering from PTSD as a result of shooting the pseudo-nurse who tried to poison Reid in the season finale. In the second episode, she will meet with the guy in prison and get some closure, but look for it to pop up again. "[Meeting him] will certainly help, but I don't think you move on from traumatic events completely, so it will come up here and there," Messer says. "Morgan and Hotch really try to help her." In better PTSD news, Reid will not fall back on Dilaudid after his brush with death in the finale. "He becomes even wiser," Messer says. "You see how he's dealing with it, but there's nothing tragic. That's definitely by design. He's had a lot of tragedy, so maybe the surprising thing is we don't go there."
4. Jane Lynch is (maybe) back!: It's been six years since we last saw Reid's schizophrenic mom Diana, but now that Gleeis ending — with a shortened season at that — chances are looking very up for her to finally return. "We've been teased throughout the years that we could have her. We don't want to get our hopes up again, but we're starting to think of ideas," Messer says, adding that a return would not occur until the second half of the season. Diana was most recently mentioned last year, when Reid learned that she's been doing well and went on a supervised trip to the Grand Canyon. Because of that, Messer wants her return to be in a similarly positive vein. (Maybe she's released from Bennington Sanitarium?) "The thing that brings her back can't be sad and heartbreaking. We've seen that already," she says. "We need to have a big splash to bring her back and we want to arc out what that could be."
5. Don't scratch: The season's still young, but Messer promises that the fourth episode is the show's "grossest episode yet." There's not much in the way of blood and gore, but the hour, titled "The Itch," will be heavy on creepy crawlers, as it follows an unsub who believes he has cockroach larvae in his body. "He tortures people with live cockroaches because he wants them to believe him," Messer says. "We had 1,500 live cockroaches on set. The psychological torture of this one is victim and audience alike! I kept squirming and closing my eyes when I watched it. It will creep people out!"
6. A love letter for you — yes, you!: To celebrate the big 1-0, Messer is planning a major midseason episode — similar to last season's 200th episode — that will have many callbacks and possibly old faces from the last nine years. "I can't talk about it yet, but I've got an idea. It's going to be a giant team episode because those are my favorite," she says. "It's going to be a love letter to fans who've been with us all 10 years."
7. Replicating The Replicator (story line): For the second time ever, the series will feature a season-long unsub, who will be introduced at the end of the premiere after the BAU thinks they've closed the case of the week, which involves human limb collecting. Technically, they do solve the case, since the new, overarching one spans beyond chopping off some arms and legs. (Hint: It involves a wide-reaching network.) "The unsub is only part of the puzzle," Messer teases. After touching on the case midway through the season, Messer plans to wrap up the story line in the last two episodes. "It will culminate in the finale. We try to break our last two episodes of the year as a movie. We know pretty much how Part 1 would end and how the finale would end. You'll probably think one thing [after you see the premiere], but it's bigger than you think."
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22“The Itch” – When a body is discovered in Atlanta covered in scratches, the BAU finds that this death and subsequent murders could be linked to an UnSub with an obsessive skin disorder, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Alicia Coppola (“Jericho”) guest stars as support group leader Lisa Randall.
“CRIMINAL MINDS,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15“A Thousand Suns” – When a passenger jet crashes in Colorado, the BAU team is called to build a profile around the suspicious circumstances. Also, the case hits close to home for Kate, who is reminded of a family tragedy, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) guest stars as Shelley Hicks, the co-pilot’s wife.
"CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8“Burn” – A series of abductions and murders in Seattle send the BAU seeking an UnSub who was abused in the past and is out for revenge. Meanwhile, Garcia heads to Texas to confront the man she shot while defending Reid and herself, as he waits on Death Row, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. C.S. Lee (“Dexter”) guest stars as high school English teacher Justin Leu.
THE 10TH SEASON PREMIERE OF "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1“X” – The BAU team investigates a series of murders in Bakersfield, Calif., which have left the victims unidentifiable. Also, the team welcomes new agent Kate Callahan into the BAU fold, who assists them in their efforts in solving the cases, on the 10th season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the cast as FBI undercover agent Kate Callahan. Kerr Smith (“Dawson’s Creek”) guest stars as Frank Cowles.
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First Look: Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Criminal Minds(Pic) CBS's Criminal Minds gets some new blood this fall when Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the cast in the Oct. 1 premiere as agent Kate Callahan.
"Kate is smart, charming, and wise for her years," says executive producer Erica Messer. "Her background is criminal psychology, and her passion comes from wanting to make the world a safe place. She's had a lot of personal loss that makes her a patriot and a nurturing figure to those in her personal and work families."
Callahan, an eight-year FBI vet, is also an old pal of the BAU team and fits right in — just like Hewitt does on set. "The rapport feels like friends catching up," Messer says. "If feels like she's always been here."
Jennifer Love Hewitt joins 'Criminal Minds' Season 10 as series regularSurprise! "Criminal Minds" is adding a new series regular in the form of CBS veteran Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose character will be introduced in the Season 10 premiere of the drama.
The network announced that Hewitt will play Kate Callahan, an undercover FBI agent who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit after years of hard work for the bureau.
"We're thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast," "Criminal Minds" executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer says in a statement. "Many of us on the show have enjoyed working with her over the years and look forward to again. We have exciting storylines planned for her character and the BAU team as we head into our 10th season."
Hewitt starred in CBS's "Ghost Whisperer" for five seasons, and just wrapped two seasons on Lifetime's "The Client List," which she also executive produced.
"Criminal Minds" Season 10 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Gets a Brunette Bob Haircut(Photo) We're seeing a whole lot of celeb moms and moms-to-be cutting their long hair and going for a short bob cut.
Adele recently stepped out in London with a bob, Hayden Panettiere got a shaggy bob from Chris McMillan, and Hilary Duff also took the plunge and cut her hair short and sweet.
And now fellow mom Jennifer Love Hewitt is following suit with a summery, chin-length cut. The 35-year-old actress debuted her bob while out in Santa Monica Thursday. Jennifer donned a blue floral top, jeans and two necklaces with her husband Brian Hallisay's first name and her daughter Autumn's name.
Jennifer was blond for while there this spring, sporting honey-colored, shoulder length hair, but now she's gone back to being a brunette.
It seems like Jennifer is trading her signature bombshell look for a more mom-friendly style. Remember her appearance on Ellen just last year? To say her outfit was "cleavage-baring" would be an understatement.
Now she's swapping out her plunging V-necks for conservative floral tops and voluminous, sexy hair for a chic brunette bob.
What do you think of JLH's new look?
Jennifer Love Hewitt -- Slim Spray Fights Back ... No One MADE You Pose With Our Product!Jennifer Love Hewitt may claim she was duped into holding a diet product in photos, but the company she's suing says that's B.S. -- and Jennifer willingly posed for a ton of pics.
As TMZ first reported, JLH sued over a product called Slim Spray, which she claims used her picture on its website without permission ... falsely implying she endorses the product.
A rep for MarzSprays, the maker of Slim Spray, tells TMZ the Ghost Whisperer was very curious about their stuff when she hit up a Hollywood gifting suite in 2012. The rep claims J.Love asked several questions about items in the suite and "posed for the camera over a dozen times with our products."
The company claims it legally purchased the images of her in the suite -- like the one above -- and insists it's on legal solid ground to use her face in ads.
As for Hewitt's claim the product bombed on "Shark Tank" -- they point out one of the sharks, Lori Greiner, DID invest ... and they were even invited back for a recent follow-up episode.
Which means Slim Spray was on TV more recently than "The Client List."
Jennifer Love Hewitt -- Sues 'Shark Tank' Wannabe ... You Bit My ImageJennifer Love Hewitt's face is getting spread all over the Internet and she ain't happy about it -- she is suing the company using her image to promote a product the "Shark Tank" investors called a total "scam."
The product is called Slim Spray ... which claims to be an oral vitamin spray that will boost your energy and shed pounds. According to the lawsuit ... J.Love's face and bod have been attached to spam ads (you might have one in your inbox right now) that make it look like she endorses the stuff.
Jennifer claims she's worked too hard to develop her "stellar reputation and credibility" to have it all blown by Slim Spray -- and says she never authorized the company to use her image.
As for the photo of her holding the product -- she implies someone put it in her hand on a red carpet event, snapped a pic ... which ended up on Slim Spray's website and ads.
In the docs -- filed Wednesday in L.A. -- she points out the "Shark Tank" crew dismissed the spray as nothing more than a "hustle."
She wants Marz Group -- the makers of Slim Spray -- to quit using her image ... and she asking for damages.
Jennifer Love Hewitt on Having Baby Girl Autumn: "I Just Feel Like My Heart Expanded"Jennifer Love Hewitt loves being a mom!
Autumn's mommy stopped by E! News and couldn't help but gush about motherhood. "I just feel like my heart expanded quadruple and every time I look at her, I just melt. It's great. And I get no sleep which is also fun," she tells us.
Husband Brian Hallisay seems to be getting the hang of fatherhood, too. "He's great, he handles it great. He looks at me sometimes like I'm a crazy person, especially right in the beginning when we got home with her, he was like, 'You look a little crazy.' I'm like, 'All right, we'll talk about it later,' " JLH joked.
Along with expanding her heart, going through pregnancy and having her first child inspired the actress to launch a maternity clothing line!
"Well for me it's a time in your life when you want to feel really beautiful and it's a struggle sometimes because you're expanding and you're changing and your hormones are all over the place," the star says of her Pea in the Pod line L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, "so comfort was a big thing for me, and I really wanted to—as a woman—make other women feel beautiful and special in their clothes."
Jennifer Love Hewitt: How Having a Daughter Influences My Views on Weight LossWith a new baby and a new husband, it was a busy winter for Jennifer Love Hewitt. But the mom of now 4-month-old Autumn James couldn’t be happier about her new roles.
“Those first couple of nights, it was wild,” the actress, 35, told PEOPLE at the launch of her maternity line for A Pea in the Pod on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
“When they let us bring her home I said to [husband, actor Brian Hallisay], ‘To get your license you have to take a test. They check to make sure you’re a good human being to get behind the wheel of a car. They’ve given us no test! We just had a baby and now we’re going home.’ He was like, ‘I know, it’s terrifying!’”
Thankfully, Dad is up for the challenge. “He’s fantastic. He’s great at diaper changing and at the football hold, which she loves,” says Hewitt.
“It’s really 50-50. I feel very lucky that way! I do the stuff that I need to do as a mom and he does the dad part.”
Aside from his amazing fatherhood skills, Hallisay, 35, was a powerhouse in the delivery room.
“The labor was crazy. It was fantastic, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that that was happening,” Hewitt says. “[Brian] was the best during labor. He was a rock, never flinched. He got in there and was like, ‘I see the baby!’ I was looking at him like, ‘You should be a doula.’ I was really proud of him.”
The pair wed just a few days before Autumn was born with a simple, no-frills celebration. “It was just the two of us,” Hewitt reveals. “We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards, that was our reception. We loved it. It’s been fun to celebrate both.”
The couple rounded out the low-key affair with a visit to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they purchased a few items for their kitchen. “We’ve been through a lot already in our marriage. I’m really glad that it happened that way,” says Hewitt, who adds they are not planning a honeymoon.
And Hewitt is a working mom already. The star has designed a collection called L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, inspired by her own desire to find “cute” pregnancy clothes.
“This was something I could do [during my pregnancy] that was super creative and sending good yummy vibes to my belly. It was so beautiful to be able to put my energy [in] to making [moms-to-be] feel comfortable and special. It was really fun.”
When it comes to her post-pregnancy figure, Hewitt is taking it slow. For now, her “number one priority” is nursing — and not counting calories. “The most important thing is [Autumn] getting food,” the actress explains.
But it has taken Hewitt some time to approach shedding the pregnancy pounds at her own pace.
“Having been somebody who has had to think about what my body looked like for 25 years, it was hard when it didn’t come off. I didn’t look like some of the girls in the magazines that I’ve worked with … who [the weight] does fall off for,” she says. “I was like, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ I had to have a conversation with myself.”
Ultimately, it was the realization that she had just given birth to a daughter that shifted the new mom’s views. “I had to look at her and think, ‘Would I want her to feel this way when she’s my age?’ I was like, ‘Get it together – your head’s in the wrong place.’”
She continues, “It took nine months to get it this way, it might take nine months to get it back. If I have an hour to go to the gym or an hour to lie down and take a nap with her in my arms, I’m going to lie down and take a nap.”
Now, regaining her svelte shape has become a team effort. Hewitt is easing back into workouts with swimming and Zumba classes with baby girl by her side.
“I hold her, we do squats, we dance, she listens to the music and she loves it. Or I put her in her little chair and she watches and thinks it’s really funny,” she shares. “[Working out is] really jarring to your body. I don’t know how people go back and do CrossFit a week later. It’s just not me. I’m slowly getting back into it. I’m not that worried.”
That leaves plenty of time for bonding with her daughter. Hewitt confirms the couple didn’t find out the sex ahead of time, but she had an inkling the baby would be a girl.
“I just had a feeling,” Hewitt explains. “My mom passed away not too long before we found out that I was pregnant. So the whole time I felt like it was a gift from her, that she’d send me our relationship in a way.”
And Autumn James — whose moniker comes from Hewitt’s wish to have a “feminine first name and a masculine middle name” — is taking after her own mom already.
“She’s a hybrid [of us],” says Hewitt. “She looks like Brian from the nose up, and when she smiles, she looks like me! It’s so cute.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt Reveals Wedding Dress She Wore While 9 Months Pregnant!(Photo) We still can't believe that Jennifer Love Hewitt and husband Brian Hallisay got married only five days before she gave birth to their daughter Autumn back in November!
"She came early!" the 35-year-old actress told us exclusively of her quickie, low-key wedding (it was just the two of them) last night. "It was just under the wire."
So what did Hewitt wear to tie the knot while nine months pregnant? "I wore the only thing in my closet that fit me!" she laughed, adding, "Which was a really nice cotton maxi dress and that was it!"
Hewitt says she and Hallisay have no plans for a big wedding celebration in the future. "I think that was it," the new mom smiled. "I think that it was perfect the way that it was."
Hewitt says motherhood is going "great" and that Hallisay is an amazing father. "He's really hands-on," she gushed. "It's really fifty-fifty for us. He's a tremendous father."
And it sounds like Hewitt and Hallisay may be expanding their family sooner rather than later! "I'd love to have another one!" she said without hesitation. "Loved the whole experience. I'd do it again tomorrow."
Meanwhile, at lat night's L by Jennifer Love Hewitt launch party at A Pea in the Pod, Hewitt opened up about the difficulties of dealing with one's post-pregnancy body.
"It's hard, it's really hard," Hewitt admitted. "And I wasn't sure where I was going to fall and what was going to happen and how I was going to feel. It just feels great to sort of be honest about the fact that it is tough and these clothes make it a little easier, make me feel beautiful. I'm still in a lot of my pregnancy clothes and there is just where I feel good right now. Everything hasn't returned back to where I want it to be and put on my other clothes and feel good about that."
"If your priorities are right, the baby's most important," she went on. "You have to eat to feed to your baby. And I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes, I'm not going to lie. I've had days where I'm like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.' But it's not, and that's OK."
Jennifer Love Hewitt Feels Lucky with Her Dancing Baby and 'Awesome' Husband(Video) Jennifer Love Hewitt has a baby, and a husband, with all the right moves.
At just 4 months old, baby daughter Autumn James already has quite the appreciation for music, and is learning to groove along with it.
“She loves Pharrell and Drake. She’s big into hip-hop and Latin music for some reason,” the actress says in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — a program that Autumn also seems drawn to.
“The second the show comes on and you start dancing, she does this weird kick thing with her leg, and she gets her little chair,” Hewitt, 35, tells DeGeneres. “I think she’s gonna be a dancer. I really do. She loves it.”
Hewitt and DeGeneres also joke about her last appearance on the show. The actress, who was early in her pregnancy at the time, showed up in a dress that didn’t leave much to the imagination, especially up top. “They grew first in the pregnancy,” she says with a laugh.
Hewitt married Brian Hallisay, her former Client List costar, right before Autumn arrived — “five days before she was born, basically,” Hewitt reveals. It was a small wedding — “just the two of us, and then we went to Bed Bath & Beyond, because that’s what married people do,” the actress jokes.
Now, she couldn’t be happier. “He’s an awesome, incredible father and a great husband, and I just feel really lucky,” she says.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Turned Down How I Met Your Mother?!Prepare yourselves for a mother-load of answers!
Could you imagine Jennifer Love Hewitt as our favorite Canadian pop star turned journalist Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother? Neither can we! However, according to co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, it almost happened.
In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" event Monday afternoon, the HIMYM duo decided to take time out of their busy, final-season schedule to answer as many fan questions as humanly possible—and a few fun facts were revealed.
When asked which well-known actress was originally supposed to play Cobie Smulder's character, Robin, Thomas revealed, "Jennifer Love Hewitt did The Ghost Whisperer instead of HIMYM!"
In a similar world of what-if's, E! News exclusively revealed last year that Scott Foley was originally asked to play Josh Radnor's now-iconic role of Ted Mosby. Talk about an entirely different show!
Jennifer Love Hewitt Grabs Some Cuddly Stuffed Pals for Baby Girl Autumn(Photo) Motherhood sure looks good on Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The new mom was spotted running errands, making a stop at the baby section to pick up some fun items for her baby girl Autumn. During a shopping trip to HomeGoods in Los Angeles, J. Love grabbed a couple of cute stuffed animals to take back to her daughter, and was eyeing some more goodies for her girl.
Meanwhile, The Client List star flaunted her post-baby body donning a sleek black ensemble, including tight-fitting pants, a low-cut top and jacket and chic black-frame glasses.
The celeb and her husband Brian Hallisay were seen taking Autumn out for the first time since she gave birth to their first child last week.
The trio took advantage of the walking path at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, where Hewitt and Hallisay caught the sunset while their baby girl stayed cozy in her Stokke stroller on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
They welcomed Autumn on Nov. 26 and also revealed at the same time that they had quietly tied the knot beforehand. Sneaky, sneaky!
Talking to E! News last August about her pregnancy and impending motherhood, she said that her body was going through "a lot of changes," but for pretty much the best reason there is.
"There are surges, there are aches, there are pains, there's swelling—there's all of that stuff," the now real-life party-of-three star said. "But it's all really beautiful because it's for a purpose. It's something you either embrace or you don't embrace and I've embraced it."
Jennifer Love Hewitt Out With Baby Autumn and Husband Brian Hallisay: See First Photos of the Star Since Daughter's Birth!(Photos) If you can't hardly wait to see Jennifer Love Hewitt for the first time since she gave birth to her first child...
Look no further!
The new mom was out for some fresh air Wednesday with husband Brian Hallisay and their now 1 1/2-month-old daughter, Autumn James—and E! News has exclusive pics of their family outing.
The trio took advantage of the walking path at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, where Hewitt and Hallisay caught the sunset while their baby girl stayed cozy in her Stokke brand stroller.
Hewitt, 34, layered up in jeans and a plaid coat, and she was sporting a shorter haircut—a smart, shoulder-length bob, worn parted on the side.
An eyewitness tells us that the actress and Hallisay, whom she met on the set of The Client List, looked like your typical happy couple out for a walk.
We're told that Hewitt, who was also wearing a necklace that read "mommy," looked great and, though she was wasn't wearing form-fitting clothing, seemed well on her way to reclaiming her pre-baby body.
Autumn started to get fussy after about a half an hour on the beach, after which they packed it in and headed for home.
Otherwise, Hewitt was in great spirits, smiling and laughing a lot, and she and Hallisay appeared to be very doting parents.
They welcomed Autumn on Nov. 26 (she just missed being born in the fall!) and also revealed at the same time that they had quietly tied the knot beforehand.
Talking to E! News last August about her pregnancy and impending motherhood, she said that her body was going through "a lot of changes," but for pretty much the best reason there is.
"There are surges, there are aches, there are pains, there's swelling—there's all of that stuff," the now real-life party-of-three star said. "But it's all really beautiful because it's for a purpose. It's something you either embrace or you don't embrace and I've embraced it."
Hewitt also said at the time that she and Hallisay would get to planning their wedding "after" their child was born...but the couple ended up going for marriage before the baby carriage instead.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Welcomes a Baby Girl, Confirms Secret MarriageJennifer Love Hewitt has a lot to celebrate!
The former Client List star welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday — and also recently got married! "Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter," a rep for the actress tells TVGuide.com. "Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26."
One day after the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together, Hewitt and Hallisay revealed their engagement. In August, Love said they planned on waiting to get married until after the birth of their child, but it looks like they changed their minds.
Pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Due Any Day-See Her Baby Bump!(Photo) Jennifer Love Hewitt looks ready to pop!
The mama-to-be, who is expecting her first child with former costar and fiancé Brian Hallisay, was all smiles while out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Looking cute and casual in a floral maxi skirt, a white tee and a loose gray jacket, the 34-year-old brunette beauty paid a visit to friend's house as paps snapped pics of the expectant star. The soon-to-be mother added trendy aviator shades and a pair of comfy flip flops to her pregnancy-chic ensemble, appearing in high spirits as she went to hang with her pal.
While Hewitt's Lifetime series The Client List was recently canceled after only two seasons, the actress has certainly been keeping busy, most recently designing a chic collection of maternity clothes for A Pea in the Pod.
And who better to give advice on fashionable maternity wear than Jennifer, who has dressed her adorable baby bump impeccably throughout each trimester?!
In addition to her collaboration with the retailer, the Heartbreakers star will soon be planning her "I Do's" to her beau, although the future Mr. and Mrs. Hallisay insist they aren't in any rush to walk down the aisle.
"I'm just tackling this [pregnancy] first," she told E! News in August when asked if she had begun planning her wedding. "This is the most important thing to us, so we'll just get to that after."
And Hewitt also revealed that she's planning to wait to find out the baby's gender:
"It's one of life's last great surprises and I want to be surprised," the star said with a smile.
Hewitt and Hallisay announced they were expecting their first child in early June, only to confirm just one day later that Brian popped the question in late May.
Can't wait to meet the little one!
Jennifer Love Hewitt -- Fiance Off the Hook After Pap FightJennifer Love Hewitt's fiance won't face criminal charges after allegedly attacking a paparazzo in September -- TMZ has learned, the L.A. County City Attorney has declined to prosecute.
Sources at the City Attorney's office tell us, battery charges won't be filed against 34-year-old Brian Hallisay due to lack of sufficient evidence.
As we reported, a pap filed a battery report against Hallisay following the incident outside Toscana in Brentwood, claiming JLH's fiance attacked him while leaving the restaurant. During the melee, the photog claims his camera hit him in the face near his eye.
Police subsequently launched an investigation ... but apparently, it went nowhere.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Designs a Maternity Line for A Pea In the Pod - Get the First Look!(Photo, Photo1, Photo2) Jennifer Love Hewitt may be expecting her first child in December, but that doesn’t mean she’s been taking it easy. In fact, she picked up an extra project — designing a capsule collection for A Pea in the Pod maternity wear — and we have the first look.
“Being pregnant for the first-time, I wasn’t sure exactly what pieces I was going to need at different stages. When I went to A Pea in the Pod, I gravitated toward the pieces I could wear early on in my pregnancy and that would also grow with me as my body kept changing. I no longer felt overwhelmed.” Hewitt tells PEOPLE about why she decided to team up with the line. “So with my collection, I wanted to design pieces that other moms-to-be could easily wear from the first trimester, throughout their pregnancy and even after their baby is born. It’s one less thing you have to think about or stress over while you’re preparing for or spending time with your new baby!”
So with that in mind, Hewitt created 15 pieces for her “L by Jennifer Love Hewitt” collection that are pretty classic and flexible — basic tees, printed maxis, cowlneck tops and comfy leggings (see the sketches at bottom). And she’s not just posing in the clothes for glam modeling shots; she’s already worn the leggings out and about.
“The leggings that have zippers on the side are my go-to piece in this collection. These are the perfect maternity item — they stretch and move with you and have that added embellishment makes you feel instantly chic,” she shares. “You can dress them up or down and feel great wearing them. I like to pair them with a tee or tunic for during the day and then I can throw on a leather jacket and booties for the night time.” (Though with just a few weeks left to go before her pregnancy, she says the maxi dresses are her go-tos — “They make me feel feminine and they are so comfortable!”)
Hewitt herself is no slouch in the maternity style department, though she admits to getting a little inspiration from Halle Berry. “She always looks chic and pulled together,” the designer says, “which proves that your pregnancy doesn’t have to compromise your personal style.”
So what’s her takeaway from her dual roles as mom-to-be and maternity designer? “Find the pieces that make you feel like you and the best and most confident version of you!” she advises. “If you invest in pieces like a maxi dress, side-ruched tees, a pair of leggings and a versatile blazer or jacket, you can mix and match all of them throughout your pregnancy.”
And, she hopes, in the months afterwards; it’s only a matter of time before we see her model them in the months after baby arrives. But you’ll have to wait until March to get your hands on the collection yourself in Pea in the Pod and select Destination Maternity stores.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Looks Ready to Pop! Check Out the Pregnant Star's Growing Baby Bump(Photo) Jennifer Love Hewitt sure has that pregnancy glow!
The 34-year-old mommy-to-be was all smiles as she stepped to run some errands Monday, Nov. 11, in L.A. Despite wearing a loose black top, Jennifer's ever-growing baby bump was clearly bigger than ever as she gets closer and closer her due date.
And although The Client List was canceled by Lifetime after just two seasons, somehow we think the show will always be near and dear to Jennifer's heart. It is, after all, where she met and fell in love with Brian Hallisay, her costar turned real-life fiancé and baby daddy!
But the future Mr. and Mrs. Hallisay aren't in any big rush to make their way down the aisle. "I'm just tackling this [pregnancy] first," she told E! News in August. "This is the most important thing to us, so we'll just get to that after."
Another thing Jennifer and Brian aren't rushing to find out? Their baby's gender! "It's one of life's last great surprises, and I want to be surprised," she explained.
And although Jennifer is clearly happy to be in love with a little one on the way, she is still mourning the loss of her mom Patricia, who passed away in June 2012 due to complications from cancer. But, her mom continues to impact her life, and as she told E! News, "Something about this baby has been a gift from her."
"It has somehow been able to replace incredible grief with incredible joy. I'm very, very, very grateful for that," she said. "As every day approaches, I ask myself a lot why is she not here for this? Am I going to get through it without her? But I know she's out there and she's watching me and helping me and I'm going to be the best mother possible in her honor."
Somehow we think Jennifer is going to make a wonderful mother!
Lifetime's 'The Client List' Cancelled After Two SeasonsThere will be no third season of Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s Lifetime series The Client List. I hear it was a mutual decision between the network and producer Sony Pictures TV. While the show’s ratings slipped in Season 2 — from 2.7 million for the premiere to 2 million for the finale — I hear the reasons were mainly talent-related. As we reported in June, Lifetime and Sony TV were in a creative standoff with star Hewitt over storylines for a potential third season after the actress, who is an executive producer on the show, had requested that Brian Hallisay, her real-life fiance and father of her baby, also play her character Riley’s baby daddy on the show. I hear the issues eventually became too much for Lifetime and Sony TV, leading to today’s formal cancellation. Helping the decision is the fact that since the end of The Client List‘s second season, Lifetime successfully launched two new series: Devious Maids, which already has been renewed for a second season, and Witches Of East End, which will be. Lifetime also just picked up another season of Drop Dead Diva and has several pilots in production including HR starring Alicia Silverstone.
"YES, VIRGINIA," TO BE REBROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 6Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alfred Molina are among those set to voice key characters for the half-hour animated Christmas special, YES, VIRGINIA, presented by Macy's, to be rebroadcast Friday, Dec. 6 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/11/09.)
YES, VIRGINIA tells the story of 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon (Beatrice Miller, "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"), a young girl growing up in late 1800s New York City who always loved Christmas, until the playground bully, Charlotte (Julian Franco) tells her and the other children that Santa Claus doesn't exist. Not sure what to believe, Virginia and her friend Ollie (Kieran Patrick Campbell) venture into the streets of New York City to uncover the truth. Along the way, they encounter a Scraggly Santa (Michael Buscemi, "Nurse Jackie") who is trying to raise money for the less fortunate (he admits he's not the real deal, but someone who sort of works for Santa Claus), an over-eager librarian with a shelf full of Christmas books, and interesting advice from Virginia's quirky scientist father (Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother") and understanding mother (Jennifer Love Hewitt, "Ghost Whisperer"). Unable to find the answer, Virginia decides to write a letter to the New York Sun newspaper, knowing that their reputation for reporting the facts is cemented by their motto "If you see it in The Sun, it's so!" Virginia's letter makes its way to the curmudgeonly editor, Francis Church (Alfred Molina, "Frida," "Spider-Man 2"), who feels he has better things to do than respond to a little girl's question. But, with Virginia's determination and a little help from Scraggly Santa, Mr. Church is persuaded to write the answer that became the most famous newspaper editorial of all time: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!"
Jennifer Love Hewitt Celebrates Her Baby ShowerJennifer Love Hewitt may be keeping her baby’s sex a surprise, but that didn’t stop the mom-to-be from celebrating her little one’s pending arrival in style.
On Saturday, the Client List star and 25 of her closest friends gathered for a gender-neutral baby shower at L.A.’s Hotel Bel Air.
The baby bash, which was planned by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, featured everything from adorable cream-colored baby cupcakes created by Georgetown Cupcakes and old-fashioned milk bottles to a cute display of mini onesies on a clothesline.
Guests were also able to mix up their own perfumes using oils from Ka-mil-yin‘s scent bar to take home.
To help maintain the theme, Weiss decorated the indoor ballroom with yellow flowers and complementary black and white pillows and chairs. She even shared a few pre-event photos on her Instagram account.
Hewitt, who is due in December, glowed in a flowing lemon-colored sleeveless maxi dress with her long brown locks cascading down her shoulders.
According to a source, the happy 34-year-old smiled throughout the whole party while keeping her hand on her bump. She also got teary-eyed when fiancé Brian Hallisay arrived at the end.
The soon-to-be first-time mom also opened gifts including neutral-colored books, baby blankets, toys and more from her good pals.
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Baby Shower--All the Details!Time to celebrate!
Jennifer Love Hewitt kicked off her baby shower Saturday, with family and friends honoring the mom-to-be with a festive fete planned by celebrity planner Mindy Weiss.
A source tells E! News around 25 women joined Hewitt at a luncheon in an indoor ballroom of the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, with guests bringing in presents wrapped in yellow and green packaging and one guest toting pink and blue balloons.
In lieu of the typical blue or pink baby shower décor, the party room which was decorated in black, yellow and white, with yellow flowers from Mark's Garden placed on a tree stump and white couches all around the room.
Hewitt and her fiancé, Brian Hallisay, have decided to wait to find out the sex of their baby, hence the gender-neutral colors for the shower.
As for what the 34-year-old actress wore to her big bash, our source said Hewitt looked beautiful in a long yellow dress and walked around for a bit, holding hands with friends.
Before the baby shower began, Weiss placed a few inside shots on Instagram from the baby shower, showing off a scent bar for baby shower guests by Kamilyn, adorable baby-faced cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes, and the black, white and yellow themed décor for the evening.
Halisay, came at the end of the shower, to pick her up.
The Client List star recently gushed over her excitement about motherhood, telling People, "I've always wanted to be a mom. I had a great relationship with mine. I'm ready to pass on to my child all the great love that my mom had for me."
The couple is expecting their first child together in December.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Goes Makeup-Free as Her Baby Bump Continues to Grow(Photo) Her due date may only be two months away, but that won't stop Jennifer Love Hewitt from slowing down.
The pregnant actress stepped out in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this week for another round of important errands.
Wearing a cute gray ensemble with a bright yellow handbag, the 34-year-old couldn't help but show off her growing (and glowing) baby bump.
That's not all—the Client List star also opted for an au natural look as she hit the neighborhood stores without makeup. Looking good, girl!
These days, it appears red carpets and glamorous fashions aren't the star's top priority. Instead, it's her growing family.
With her fiancé, Brian Hallisay, constantly by her side, the expectant mom is savoring every moment as a soon-to-be mom.
"I'm loving [being pregnant]! It's really been a joy," she recently told People. "I have no complaints. I mean, tired feet and all the stuff you hear about, but nobody needs to hear about that."
What a positive attitude! We can't wait until December comes around and that lucky baby is born.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: I Always Wanted to Be a MomJennifer Love Hewitt is one happy mom-to-be!
“I’m loving [being pregnant]! It’s really been a joy,” she told PEOPLE at Susan’s Magic Makers benefiting Camp Kesem in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday. “I have no complaints. I mean, tired feet and all the stuff you hear about, but nobody needs to hear about that.”
Hewitt — whose engagement to her Client List costar Brian Hallisay was confirmed by PEOPLE on June 5, the day after her pregnancy was announced — attended the event in support of children affected by a parent’s cancer.
“I lost my mom a little less than a year and a half ago to cancer. Obviously, I got very lucky that even though I lost my mother, I lost her later in life, but it’s still had a profound effect on me,” the actress, 34, tells PEOPLE. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I had a great relationship with mine. I’m ready to pass on to my child all the great love that my mom had for me.”
Due in December, Hewitt still manages to work out five or six times a week, though her routine has switched to more swimming than weights.
“It’s making me feel good,” she said about her continued exercise regime. “I’ve been reading all these interesting stats about kids with pregnant moms who work out have all these great benefits, so I’m happy about that.”
She’s also embracing her body’s changes.
“I’ve been under scrutiny for 24 years of my life, so it’s been interesting to see how, when you really embrace what it’s about, it’s okay,” Hewitt said. “You just go with it, and it’s great.”
Though Hewitt and Hallisay have started shopping for their baby, she said they have yet to set anything up yet — or begin planning a wedding.
“[Being pregnant] is a lot to handle at the moment. Getting out of bed without making a weird, old lady noise is about all I can take right now,” she jokes.
Oh, Baby! Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Off Growing Bump During Afternoon Errands(Photo) Jennifer Love Hewitt continues to glow…and show!
The pregnant Client List star continued to enjoy her pregnancy this week during some routine errands in Studio City, Calif.
Thanks to an all-black outfit composed of sneaker wedges, denim jeans and a loose-fitting blouse, the actress was able to hide part of her growing baby bump while out in the afternoon sun.
It's quite the difference from her previous looks that included a snug long-sleeve black dress that proudly showed off her future family member.
To be fair, it was hot in Los Angeles this week. Maybe she's just being a smart mama!
The 34-year-old, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Brian Hallisay, has been adjusting well to pregnancy.
In addition to a few new cravings (Mexican food anyone?), the actress is taking her body changes in complete stride.
"There are surges, there are aches, there are pains, there's swelling—there's all of that stuff. But it's all really beautiful because it's for a purpose," she recently told E! News. "It's something you either embrace or you don't embrace and I've embraced it."
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fiance in Photog Scuffle -- Criminal InvestigationJennifer Love Hewitt and fiance Brian Hallisay were involved in a pasta-fueled confrontation with a photog Friday night ... and cops have launched a criminal investigation.
JLH and Brian were leaving the always-delicious Toscana restaurant in Brentwood when a pesky paparazzo prepared to snap some pics. We're told the couple asked the photog to lay off, but he ignored them and started snapping away.
Halisay then allegedly got into it with the cameraman, and during the scuffle the photog claims the camera hit him in the face -- near his eye.
Apparently Jen -- who is pregnant -- felt so bad she let the photog snap a few more pics ... and then she and Halisay left.
Unlike Toscana's rigatoni, the confrontation didn't go down well with the photog, because law enforcement sources tell us he went to the cop shop a few hours later and filed a battery report against Halisay. Our sources say when he came to the station there was no visible injury to his face or eye.
The investigation is ongoing.
Diaper training timeA very pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt recently had baby practice with her 3-month-old niece, “changing quite a bit of diapers.” “It’s more difficult than people think it is when they’re squirming around and you’re trying to get everything clean,” she told us at a Pampers event at Grand Central. “I haven’t changed a really bad diaper yet. We’ll see what happens.” The actress, who’s reportedly due in November, says she and her fiancé and “Client List” co-star Brian Hallisay are just “enjoying each other before becoming parents,” and, “We could have a couple of kids,” adding, “We’ll get this one out first.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt postpones wedding to lose baby weightJennifer Love Hewitt's wedding to "The Client List" co-star Brian Hallisay is on hold until after the bride-to-be gets rid of her extra baby weight.
"We're going to wait," Hewitt tells People. "I'm going to get down and be cute again and then we'll be ready to go."
Hewitt and Hallisay are expecting their first child in December, and the actress says she's trying to stay fit throughout her pregnancy.
"I've actually worked out more pregnant than when I wasn't," she says. "I've been working out about five to six days a week ... I do a lot of swimming, palates, yoga -- all good stuff for baby and for me. It gets difficult the bigger you get because it's more uncomfortable, but it's important."
Hallisay popped the question to Hewitt in June, around the end of her first trimester. And the couple are in no rush to find out the sex of their firstborn. "Meeting the baby is what I'm most excited about," Hewitt says.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Off Nail Art-See the Pics!(Photo, Photo2) Aww!
Even with a bun in the oven, Jennifer Love Hewitt is taking time to pamper herself and indulge in some quality girl time over the weekend.
On Saturday, The Client List star stopped into Chi Nail Bar & Organic Spa in Beverly Hills with two gal pals and treated herself to a flirty gel manicure with whimsical designs on each nail.
Manicurist Jennifer Logan tells us exclusively that the actress took inspiration from Logan's own manicure and wanted an identical design.
The 3-D manicure featured a crystal pink bow, a rose applique, a heart, stripes, zigzags, polka dots, swirls and more.
She tastefully selected a pale nude nail color (Presto #61) as a base, and had the designs painted in white for a classy, sophisticated look.
While the brunette beauty has yet to reveal whether she's having a boy or girl, her feminine nail art may just be a hint of what's to come!
What do you think of J.Love's pretty manicure?