Actress Laura Linney is a new mom, and no one even knew she was pregnant!confirmed to People.com.
Son Bennett Armistead Schauer is the first child for Linney and Schauer, a real estate agent. “Mother and baby are happy and healthy,” the rep said.
The couple became engaged in 2007 and were married in May 2009.
Linney is a three-time Oscar nominee, as a Best Actress in "The Savages" and "You Can Count on Me" and Supporting Actress for "Kinsey."
Supporting the efforts of Stand Up to Cancer, Epic Records has released the soundtrack for the Showtime series "The Big C."
The album is a collection of songs inspired by the dark comedy series, which stars Laura Linney as a teacher dealing with cancer. It features music from artists such as The Staple Singers, Sara Bareilles and newcomers Oh Land and Andrew Allen.
Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Showtime Networks Inc. will donate 100 percent of their net profits of soundtrack sales to Stand Up to Cancer, a nonprofit initiative that raises funds to accelerate groundbreaking, collaborative cancer research.
"The Big C: The Complete First Season" will also be available on DVD and by digital download.
Season 2 of "The Big C" premieres on Showtime Monday, June 27, at 10:30 PM.
Oscar-nominated actress Laura Linney talked to Prevention magazine about her new Showtime series, "The Big C," her deeper perspective of the aging process -- and her need to have some chocolate every once in awhile.
"My level of appreciation of the basics of life has gone up," Linney said. "You know, I recently heard someone complaining about getting old, and I had such a violent reaction to that. There's no question that getting old isn't easy, but it's a privilege, folks. I'm over people being 'woe is me' about getting old."
It sure doesn't sound like Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is having any trouble getting jobs.
Contrary to shock jock Howard Stern saying the "Precious" star wouldn't work much in Hollywood because of her size, Sidibe recently landed a "Saturday Night Live" hosting spot for April 24, the network confirmed Thursday.
She's an Academy Award nominee for her bigscreen role as "Precious," now Gabourey Sidibe is headed for the small screen with a new series pilot.
The actress recently sat down with "Extra's" Mario Lopez for an exclusive interview, in which she talks about her next project. "I'd like to continue acting for as long as possible, just shot a pilot for a Showtime series, 'The Big C'... I'm really excited to see what other roles are out there for me."
"The Big C" also stars Laura Linney, who plays a woman dealing with cancer in a humorous way.
Her breakthrough performance in "Precious" as a teenager living in an abusive household, has wowed audiences and critics alike, and she's thrilled about the kind of impact the film has had. "I'm really proud of it and excited for what it's doing for those who need it, those who live that life," she tells Lopez.
Sidibe is also just a normal girl who likes things like Facebook. Lopez jokes with Gabby that she cuts class one day and then became an Oscar nominee the next, according to her FB status update. Sidibe laughs, "I wrote that on my Facebook status. The day the noms came out. I cut class and now I'm nominated for an Oscar."
"A good message for young people?" Lopez asks. "No, it isn't. Go to class, young people," Sidibe replies.