Showing posts with label KEVIN COSTNER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KEVIN COSTNER. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Kevin Costner

Growing up in Compton, Calif., Kevin Costner learned a few things about race — and some of those things, he made a conscious effort to unlearn. He talked to MOM.ME recently in a great interview.

The 60-year-old actor and father stars in and produced "Black or White," a PG-13 film about a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his biracial granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer, wants custody, the little girl is torn between two families. Not only that, but racial tensions come into play, and let's just say that things get harsh.

"I was around these issues, and extended family—and how everyone talked. I no longer talk that way," Costner reveals to "That was just the way you grew up. [But] I don’t think that, and my children know nothing about that."

As a father, how have you talked to your own children about race?

I’ve had to deal with that with my oldest set. I’ve had two sets of children, and my youngest, they don’t know anything about it, which is encouraging. But they will see it somewhere along the line, and we will have that discussion. But right now, it’s really important how you talk at the dinner table. It’s really important when you’re in the car how you talk, because they’re listening. Whether you think they’re playing with their little Game Boys or whatever it is, they’re really listening. If you’re running red lights, they actually think that’s what they can do, too. If you’re fibbing about something, then they actually think that’s what they can do, too, in their life. If you act like you can get away with stuff, they’re going to do the same.

You have been known as an actor who has bridged gaps between races — “Dances With Wolves,” “The Bodyguard,” now “Black or White.” What has drawn you to those themes?

"Dances With Wolves," for me, was a love story to the past, as tragic as it was. "Bodyguard," which I seem to have gotten a lot of credit for about how brave it was to cast Whitney [Houston], was — again, I don’t know if I’m just na├»ve — but I just knew I just had to find the prettiest girl, and so that drilled down so quickly in my mind to Whitney Houston. That’s really sincerely how I thought about it. And "Black or White," when I read it, I was just stunned at how it dealt with this subject. It’s such a personal story. It’s a story of what we’re living right now. It’s us, and it’s like we’re not looking at history; we’re looking at right where we’re at. I thought it was just too important to pass up. And now the hope is that people will go.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner

Hollywood legend Kevin Costner is going to welcome his seventh child. His second wife is pregnant once again. The star married German model Christine Baumgartner in 2004 and they are parents to two sons, Cayden, 2, and Hayes, who born last February. Costner told German magazine Bunte, "My wife is going to have a baby in June."
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner

Hollywood star Kevin Costner is a dad once again. His beautiful wife Christine Baumgartner has given birth to a baby boy. Hayes Logan Costner was born on Thursday night in Los Angeles California, weighing in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces. He is the couple's second boy. Costner also has three grown-up children from his first marriage to childhood sweetheart Cindy Silva.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Kevin Costner With Daughter Lily Costner

Actor and director Kevin Costner and daughter Lily Costner seen arriving for his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" yesterday at the Sullivan Theater in New York City. Lily was born in 1986, from his first marriage to Cindy Silva.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Kevin Costner

A Los Angeles California judge is allowing Kevin Costner to view the financial documents of a promoter he has filed a lawsuit against.The Hollywood star who is the lead singer of the Kevin Costner Band, is claiming he signed a two-year deal with Mahee Worldwide Ventures in January of last year to promote five concerts per year. But the actor claims the firm reneged on the deal and is suing them for breach of contract and fraud.Costner first filed the suit in August 2007.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Kevin Costner and wife Christine

Hollywood star Kevin Costner is celebrating after he became a father again on Sunday night, when his wife, Christine, gave birth to a baby boy. Cayden Wyatt Costner was born late Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hospital. It is the couple's first child together.The actor's publicist, Paul Bloch, says, "Both mother and son are doing well."Costner has three children with former wife Cindy Silva -- Annie, Lily and Joe. He also has a son, Liam, with Bridget Rooney.Costner married Christine three years ago, and Cayden is her first child.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Christine Baumgartner And Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner are expecting their first child together.The actor - who has three children from his previous marriage to Cindy Silva - is delighted at the prospect of becoming a father for the fourth time. Costner's publicist Paul Bloch said: "They're very excited, very happy about the pregnancy."The 52-year-old actor-and-director - who recently starred in 'The Guardian'with Ashton Kutcher - married Christine in September 2004, ten years after his divorce from Cindy.Guests at Costner's second wedding included Oprah Winfrey, Oliver Stone and Bruce Willis.The Oscar-winning star celebrated the union by taking his new bride for a canoe ride. Costner's has two daughters, 22-year-old Annie, 20-year-old Lily and a son, Joe, who is 18.