x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Mila Kunis confirms pregnancy on Ellen

Plus, Jane Campion heads the Cannes jury and Larry Wilmore takes over for Stephen Colbert.

Mila Kunis, left, discussed her pregnancy on Ellen DeGeneres's show. Courtesy The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Mila Kunis, left, discussed her pregnancy on Ellen DeGeneres's show. Courtesy The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The actress Mila Kunis confirmed that she is having her first child on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, with the host telling her: “Congratulations, so you hid it for a while, you got away with it for a long time.” Kunis wouldn’t reveal the sex of the baby, but told DeGeneres the couple had picked a name. Kunis said her partner, the Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher, had stocked their refrigerator with a variety of strange foods in anticipation of weird cravings. “Just, like, pickles and sauerkraut, or like anchovies, and ice creams... and it happened last week, I was like: ‘oh my God, I need a pickle.’ ” The episode will screen in the UAE on Friday at midnight on OSN First More. – The National staff

Director Jane Campion heads Cannes jury

Jane Campion, who made her name portraying complex, strong-willed women protagonists, knows from first-hand experience that the Cannes International Film Festival is a place where careers are made. The New Zealand director, the only woman to win the top Palme d’Or prize with The Piano, was a little-known, art-house filmmaker when she brought her movie to the French Riviera in 1993. The film went on to pick up three Oscars and was a huge critical and commercial hit. Campion, 60, described the festival as a “mythical and exciting” place where “amazing things can happen”. The festival starts on Wednesday – AFP

Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

The comic Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart has earned Stephen Colbert’s coveted Comedy Central time slot. Comedy Central said on Friday that Wilmore, who enters a landscape dominated by white males, will host The Minority Report at 11.30pm each weeknight, following Stewart. Colbert is ending his run at the end of this year to take over for David Letterman at CBS’s Late Show next year. Wilmore has written for three shows, The Bernie Mac Show, In Living Color and The Jamie Foxx Show. – AP