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Growing old playfully: Neil Patrick Harris celebrates turning 40 with a trip to Disneyland with twin children and partner David Burtka.

Some people find growing up terrifying - with that landmark age of 40 scaring the wits out of many.

But not for every youthful actor Neil Patrick Harris - who celebrated his big four oh with a trip to Disneyland with his family.

The How I Met Your Mother star was joined by handsome partner actor and chef David Burtka, 38, and their cute-as-buttons twin children Gideon and Harper (aged two-and-a-half) for a day of fun on Wednesday.

The family were spotted enjoying the rides - with a jaunt on a roller-coaster and taking a spin in cups and saucers.

They were all casually dressed and all beaming as they spent quality time together.

Young daughter Harper appeared to be in the party spirit - wearing a pointy birthday hat as they stepped out together.

And in fact Neil and David will be looking forward to taking each other up the aisle as the boys are engaged to each other.

They will soon be celebrating ten years together - which is a fantastic achievement for any couple in love, with the boys serving as a true success story compared to most other celebrity pairings!
 

 

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Got some Sunday goodies for you! ;)

Take a look at these awesome never-before published color photos of a 21 and 24-year old Sylvia Plath and read Andrew Wilson’s article on his new biography  Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted coming out on 5th February 2013: Sylvia Plath in love: A mesmerising portrait of the tragic poet as a young, sexually uninhibited sun-loving party girl - told by the lovers she discarded for Ted Hughes!

Happy Sunday everyone! :)

The cream of British acting talent has threatened to bring the film industry to a standstill in a row over pay.

John Thaw, Alan Rickman, Julie Walters and Oscar-winner Vanessa Red-grave head a list of more than 200 stars who say they are prepared to strike.

They want British actors to be given a share of the proceeds whenever a film they appear in is shown on television or sold on video - as already happens in the United States.

Rickman - who starred in the blockbusters Die Hard and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves - said it was a ‘disgrace’ that actors were paid a flat fee whenever a film transferred to TV, video or DVD.

In the US, actors can find themselves tens of thousands of pounds better off if a film is a success, because they receive a share of the sales.

British actors have not received a penny, other than their original flat fee.

Rickman compared film producers to large drugs companies who refused to pass on profits to help Aids charities. ‘Something has to be done about it. It’s an absolute disgrace,’ he said.

Other stars backing the threat include Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, David Suchet, Richard Wilson, Robbie Coltrane and Kathy Burke.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-49960/UK-actors-threaten-strike.html#ixzz1V54Lr8jX

Italy’s Mount Etna is spewing lava and gas in its first big eruption in 2013. It is one of the most active in the world, and is Europe’s tallest active volcano, currently standing about 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high.  Mt Etna has been “simmering” for 10 months, but on February 19, the famous volcano came to life, providing dramatic visuals.


Image from the dailymail.co.uk