‘Bad Moms Christmas’ Is A Go: Comedy Sequel Reuniting Original Cast Set For November 2017 Release
Bad Moms is officially (and deservedly) a franchise as the hit comedy’s stars are reuniting for A Bad Moms Christmas, set to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
STX is fast-tracking the holiday-themed sequel sees the titula under-appreciated and over-burdened friends coping with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are reprising their roles with Jon Lucas and Scott Moore once again writing and directing. Suzanne Todd will produce with Bill Block executive producing. Casting is currently under way for the Bad Moms’ mothers.
“This is a brand that has enormous goodwill all over the world, so expanding and extending the BAD MOMS franchise in an authentic and irreverent way has been a priority for our team. Jon and Scott have a truly hysterical story that was pure perfection,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group in a statement. “Mila, Kristen and Kathryn are excited to re-team, and we will move forward with A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS on a similar time table and in much the same way in which we produced the original.”
Produced on a budget of $20 million, Bad Moms was a solid hit last summer, bringing in $180 worldwide.
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Welcome Their New Baby, Dimitri Portwood, To The World
A Plus founder Ashton Kutcher and actress Mila Kunis have welcomed a new member to their growing family.
All couples consider a number of potential baby names before landing on the perfect one, and Kutcher and Kunis were no different. During a November appearance on Conan, The Ranch actor said that he had, at one point, considered naming his soon-to-be-born son Hawkeye after the mascot of his alma mater, the University of Iowa, but Kunis recommended that the pair look into alternatives.
Today, A Plus is happy to announce that Dimitri Portwood Kutcher was born at 1:21 a.m. on November 30, weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces. Dimitri is the couple’s second child, after having their daughter Wyatt in October of 2014.
When Wyatt was born, the couple posted a tongue-in-cheek article on A Plus asking readers to guess which of four adorable baby photos featured their daughter. As Kutcher observed then: “Does it really matter? All babies are cute.”
This time, though, they have a simple message for the public, one that will be easily understandable to any parent.
“We’d like to allow our kids to make their own choices on whether to have a life in the public eye or not,” Kutcher told A Plus in a phone call. “We don’t want to make the choice for them.”
On behalf of A Plus, we’d like to congratulate Ashton and Mila on Dimitri’s birth. To echo our founder’s words in 2014, we wish all families the same love, laughter, health, happiness, and privacy.
Mila Kunis Gives Birth to Baby Boy, Welcomes Second Child With Ashton Kutcher
He’s here! Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have welcomed their second child together, a rep confirms to Us Weekly. The actress gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday, November 30.
No details of the birth have been released yet. (E! News was first to report.)
The happy couple, who married in July 2015 after three years together, announced in June that they were expecting another bundle of joy to join their firstborn, 2-year-old daughter Wyatt.
In October, Kutcher, 38, accidentally revealed the sex of their second baby during an interview on the Today show. A day later, he almost let slip his unborn son’s name while guest-hosting Live With Kelly.
“No way people heard that,” he said after whispering the name to Kelly Ripa without realizing that his microphone was still on. “I thought it was over! I would have been murdered. The wife would have taken me out!”
Kunis, 33, meanwhile, already has baby No. 3 on her mind. “I think you know when your family is complete,” she told Ryan Seacrest in July. “After we had Wyatt, the second that I gave birth, I was like, ‘I know that we need to have another baby.’ We both knew it; we just felt it. And so I always say after the second one, we’ll know if we need to have another one. I really do believe you know when your family is complete.”
The Ranch actor and the Black Swan actress met on the set of That ’70s Show in 1998. They were close friends for years before they started dating in 2012.
Today (August 14), Mila is celebrating her 33rd birthday. I’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mila!
Mila Kunis on Life With Ashton and Making Babies: “There’s Nothing We Don’t Know About Each Other”
Mila Kunis has spent her career upending conventions and clichés—in a sly, effortless way. That lame old adage about how women (especially young, pretty ones) aren’t funny? She’s been exploding it ever since she landed her breakthrough role, at 14, on That ’70s Show playing the wonderfully self-absorbed Jackie with the calls-it-like-she-sees-it air that has become her onscreen hallmark. The notion that child stars are destined for meltdowns, ill-equipped to transition into functioning adults? Kunis, born in Ukraine, inherited a hustle gene from her working-class immigrant parents and applied it to her own career, killing it not just in hit comedies (Ted, Friends With Benefits) but prestige dramas (Black Swan) too. Now, at 32, having married her ’70s Show costar Ashton Kutcher, Kunis is building a family of her own: In October 2014 she gave birth to their daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, and as this issue went to press, she announced they were expecting a second child. Which brings us to the latest stereotype Kunis is toppling: the one about how parenthood makes you boring.
Consider her latest project, Bad Moms. It’s Kunis’ first starring role since she took a year and a half off to start her family, and it’s the raunchiest film she’s ever anchored. Written and directed by the Hangover duo, it’s funny, filthy, and, above all else, frank about female sexuality, ambition, and the shifting roles of moms in today’s culture. Underneath all the punch lines, Kunis notes, is an assault on the idea that women—mothers in particular—“have to be perfect all the time.” She plays “an anal-retentive, overworked, unappreciated” mother of two, who, as Kunis puts it, “says, ‘F–k it.’ ”
Spend some time with her, which I did, at a hole-in-the-wall Middle Eastern place in San Francisco, and it’s clear that her desire to raise “an open-minded little human”—soon to be humans—has only strengthened her political convictions and made her even more unapologetically outspoken. When I mentioned Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, for instance, or society’s unreal standards of beauty, she pulled no punches. It’s good to have you back, Mila.