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With a couple of months to go, Ali Larter got an early start on prepping for motherhood by celebrating her baby shower Saturday at a pal’s house in Los Angeles.
“It was an incredible day and I just felt so lucky to be surrounded by so many dear friends and family,” the Resident Evil: Afterlife actress – who’s expecting a boy – tells People Magazine. “It was a very special day!”
Along with friends Amy Smart (who co-hosted the shower), Busy Philipps and Nicole Sullivan, Larter enjoyed the afternoon shower designed by David Stark and presented by Target and Baby Buggy.
“We wanted a very worldly and natural feel,” explains Larter, 34. “It was very earthy.” Her actor/writer husband, Hayes MacArthur, even made a post-golf stop at the all-ladies shower. “Everyone was excited to see him,” adds Larter.
In honor of “Baby Mac,” Larter and MacArthur’s affectionate name for their baby-on-the-way, Target will donate strollers, diapers and select pieces from the upcoming Petit Trésor for Target collection to benefit Baby Buggy’s mission of supporting families in need.
“As a mother-to-be, I quickly realized how expensive it is to prepare for my new addition,” notes Larter. “Unfortunately, there are many mothers who cannot afford the necessities such as cribs, clothing and diapers so I’m honored to be able to help mothers through my shower.”
Larter will continue to donate through her Ali Larter for Baby Buggy registry on target.com, where the public can purchase items to be sent to mothers in need. In addition, a financial donation has been made in honor of Larter, to Project Peanut Butter, an organization which helps malnourished children in Africa.
“To feel this life growing inside of me grounds me every day and really puts things into perspective about what’s important in life. It really is your health and your family.”
Milla Jovovich’s daughter is following in her footsteps.
The model-turned-actress admits two-year-old Ever is already showing signs of become a showbiz star because she loves acting and singing. She said: “My mom said the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My two-year-old daughter Ever would be such an actress She’s constantly going, ‘Okay, you be Ever and I’m momma,’ and we have to improvise a scene together with her playing me. You should see her singing ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’ She has a voice that’s horrific, but the emotion is just so real.”
Milla – who is married to actor Paul Anderson – says she is enjoying every moment of motherhood and takes the tot to work with her because she hates them being apart.
The “Resident Evil: Afterlife” beauty told: “Oh, she goes with me everywhere, she’s always on set with me. Now, I’m filming ‘Three Musketeers’ and she’s having a great time because I got her all these super-cheap princess dresses, like the bigger the better, the more cheesy, rhinestone-y, sequined stuff, and she loves it.”
The 3D action film tops the box office, while a star-studded heist flick reclaims second place.
“Resident Evil: Afterlife,” the fourth film in a zombie franchise starring Milla Jovovich, easily topped the weekend box office in North America on Sunday, earning more than the next six films combined as overall sales hit their lowest level in two years.
The new champ, the only major new release during the traditionally slow weekend following the Labor Day holiday, sold $27.7 million worth of tickets across the United States and Canada, a record for the series.
The old mark was held by its predecessor, “Resident Evil: Extinction,” which opened to $23.7 million in September 2007 and finished with $51 million. Its final tally was in line with that of 2004’s “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and bigger than the $40 million haul of 2002’s “Resident Evil.”
“Resident Evil: Afterlife” was released in 3D, which boosted its sales by about $1 million, according to rough industry estimates. Internationally, the film earned $45.5 million from 29 markets, led by No. 1 openings in Japan ($15.5 million) and Russia ($9.5 million).
The films were released by Screen Gems, the mid-budget arm of Sony Corp, which collaborated on the development with German producer Constantin Film.
Screen Gems also claimed the No. 2 movie in North America as the heist thriller “Takers” earned $6.1 million, rising one place; its total stands at $48.1 million after three weekends.
Last weekend’s top film, Focus Features’ George Clooney assassin drama “The American,” dropped to No. 3 with $5.9 million, for a 12-day haul of $28.3 million.
Rounding out the top five were the violent exploitation homage “Machete” with $4.2 million, and Drew Barrymore’s latest romantic comedy bomb “Going the Distance” with $3.8 million. Their respective 10-day totals rose to $20.8 million and $14 million.
Related Link: Resident Evil – Afterlife Full Production Notes