Kardashian expecting third child
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick reportedly are expanding their brood.
The couple is expecting their third child together, according to an Us Weekly report Wednesday. The reality star is due in December, one source said.
“It was planned,” another insider told the magazine. “(Kardashian) wants to have a handful of kids.”
Kardashian, 35, and boyfriend Disick, 31, have two children, 4-year-old son Mason and daughter Penelope, who is almost 2 years old.
‘Wizard of Oz’ turning 75
The Central New York birthplace of the author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is gearing up for its annual three-day celebration of everything Oz as the classic movie based on the book turns 75.
The 36th Oz-Stravaganza! starts Friday in Chittenango, Madison County. The village 15 miles east of Syracuse is the hometown of L. Frank Baum, who published the first book in his Oz series in 1900.
The grand marshal for the festival’s Saturday afternoon parade is Baum’s great-grandson, Roger Baum. The festival draws about 20,000 Oz fans to Chittenango.
“The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland opened in U.S. theaters 75 years ago this August.
Trank to direct ‘Wars’ spinoff
Josh Trank will direct one of the planned stand-alone “Star Wars” films.
Lucasfilm announced Wednesday that the 30-year-old filmmaker will helm one of the two announced “Star Wars” spinoffs being made outside of the third trilogy. An earlier announced spinoff is to be led by “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards.
Trank is the director of 2012’s found footage-style science fiction thriller “Chronicle.” He currently is working on “The Fantastic Four,” the superhero team-up reboot scheduled for release next year.
Lucasfilm gave no details on the subject of the “Star Wars” movie. J.J. Abrams is currently in production on “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which will follow “The Return of the Jedi” in chronology.
Christie wins Father of the Year
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got a break from traffic scandals and budget woes Wednesday as he accepted an award for being Father of the Year.
The National Father’s Day Committee crowned the Republican governor at a ceremony in Manhattan. Other honorees included football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, shoe designer Vince Camuto and Bloomingdale CEO Tony Spring.
The famously combative Christie joked that when his four kids, ages 10 to 20, found out he’d been chosen for the honor, they reacted with disbelief.
“The response was universal. They just blankly stared back at me and said, ‘Really?’” Christie told attendees gathered in a hotel ballroom. “And I felt very warm about that.”
Christie often mentions his kids at public events, joking about their argumentative dinner table conversations.
He said he was also surprised by the award and, in a more serious tone, thanked his kids for putting up with “me and my crazy life.”