Sad news for Colin Firth. His Bridget Jones co-star Hugh Grant might be too busy to be an effective scandal coach because he’s probably elbow deep in infant poop right about now. Wait, who are we kidding? Hugh’s probably never changed an infant’s diaper in his life (though I wouldn’t put a little adult diaper play past him). Whatever his job at the baby factory is (he might have a “batter chef” only clause, who knows), Hugh’s fifth child has been born and we have Elizabeth Hurley’s big mouth to thank for breaking the news, according to UsWeekly.
At 53! That’s young. Emma Chambers, the actress who played Hugh Grant’s wacky sister Honey in 1999’s Notting Hill, has passed away. Again, she was only 53. Emma’s agent John Grant said that Emma died of “natural causes” in a statement to Deadline.
“We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” said Grant. “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed. At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected.”
One of Hugh Grant’s most popular films, Notting Hill featured Emma as the scene-stealing sister who made Hugh’s tight-assed character marginally interesting. Rhys Ifans shaggy hippie characer also grabbed the spotlight from Hugh, too, and the film-makers wisely put them together by the end of the movie.
Hugh tweeted about his co-star’s passing:
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Emma also starred on the long-running series The Vicar of Dibley with beloved British comedian/actress Dawn French from 1994 to 2007.
The only reason to not like Emma’s character in Notting Hill was shared by ALL of the characters. Remember that scene at the dinner party where they decide who gets the last brownie by telling their saddest stories? And Julia Roberts wins because she plays herself as a globally famous actress? Honestly, her tragedy was that she was rich and famous. She was sitting next to a woman sitting in a WHEELCHAIR who fell down her stairs and was rendered PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN. And she won the brownie. Emma should have demanded that her character stood up and said “You silly bint, you’re rich and she’s never going to walk again! GIVE HER THE BLEEDIN’ BROWNIE.”
Rest in peace, Emma.
People reports 57-year-old Hugh Grant is going to be a dad for the fifth time. Hugh’s latest kid will be his third with his 35-year-old girlfriend and Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein. The two already have a two-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son. BUT…it’s not as simple as that.
In case you forget, Hugh had a “fleeting affair” with Tinglan Hong. They had a daughter in 2011, but Hugh and Tinglan didn’t pan out. Hugh met Anna, and had their son in 2012. He then got together again with Tinglan (everyone loves a throwback!) in 2013 and had another son. He went back with Anna and then had their now-two-year-old. And now comes baby number five.
The new pregnancy was basically confirmed when Anna and Hugh were spotted in the airport in New York, and there was a baby bump peeking through her coat. You can kinda tell she has one in the photo of them together above at the Golden Globes, probably the best night to hide a pregnancy since everyone was in black and had better things to focus on than mani-cams and “baby bumps.” Her mother apparently blabbed to a Swedish magazine, “She’s due rather soon.” Let’s hope it’s another girl! There aren’t enough lady Grants in the world who can wear Godmummy Elizabeth Hurley’s safety pin dress into child army battle!
Hugh Grant may look bored as hell in that screen grab from Notting Hill, but trust me on this one, there’s a good chance his dick is very excited.
Acting like a sarcastic urethra fissure in interviews is sort of Hugh Grant’s thing and he kept that cunty schtick going on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last night. One day after he made me (and Tiger Woods and Dean McDermott) scream, “Preach!”, by saying that the key to a successful marriage is letting your partner’s fuck parts roam to other pastures, he was asked about his past lady co-stars by Andy Cohen. And while answering, he threw in a couple of sarcastic-pointed digs.
I’ve been to a couple wedding showers, and one thing that happened at all of them was a book would get passed around that you were supposed to write advice for a happy marriage to the bride and groom. My advice was always “Don’t judge them too harshly if you catch them eating Doritos on the toilet“, because really, nobody should be made to feel guilty for that kind of a choice. If Hugh Grant were at those same wedding showers, I know what advice he’d write down. “Put your penis in whomever you want.”