CBS’ Criminal Minds will fill the void left by Jeanne Tripplehorn’s departure with a lotta Love.
TVLine has learned that TV vet Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining the crime drama during Season 10 in a series regular role.
She will play Kate Callahan, a seasoned undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The character will be introduced in the Oct. 1 season premiere.
“We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast,” says Minds showrunner Erica Messer. “Many of us on the show have enjoyed working with her over the years and look forward to again. We have exciting storylines planned for her character and the entire BAU team as we head into our 10th season.”
News of Love’s casting comes seven weeks after Criminal Minds‘ May finale saw Tripplehorn’s Alex Blake signal her decision to part ways with the BAU, after a two-season stint.
Hewitt’s previous credits include Party of Five (and subsequent short-lived spin-off), Ghost Whisperer, The Client List and a couple of I Know What You Did Last Summer movies.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is reprising her role as Victoria’s daughter Emmy on tonight’s all new episode of “Hot in Cleveland!” You can check out a 20-second preview of Jennifer’s guest appearance on tonight’s episode below. In the sneak peek, Emmy goes into labor on the way to Victoria’s movie premiere. You can catch the full episode tonight at 10:00PM on TV Land. HD screen captures of Jennifer’s appearances will be uploaded shortly after. Enjoy!
Jennifer Love Hewitt stopped by E! News to chat with Giuliana Rancic and Terrence J. about her new baby girl Autumn and to show off her new maternity line called “L By Jennifer Love Hewitt.” To view the full 4-minute interview, you can check it out here. Enjoy!
Jennifer Love Hewitt loves being a mom!
Autumn’s mommy stopped by E! News and couldn’t help but gush about motherhood. “I just feel like my heart expanded quadruple and every time I look at her, I just melt. It’s great. And I get no sleep which is also fun,” she tells us.
Husband Brian Hallisay seems to be getting the hang of fatherhood, too. “He’s great, he handles it great. He looks at me sometimes like I’m a crazy person, especially right in the beginning when we got home with her, he was like, ‘You look a little crazy.’ I’m like, ‘All right, we’ll talk about it later,’ ” JLH joked.
Along with expanding her heart, going through pregnancy and having her first child inspired the actress to launch a maternity clothing line!
“Well for me it’s a time in your life when you want to feel really beautiful and it’s a struggle sometimes because you’re expanding and you’re changing and your hormones are all over the place,” the star says of her Pea in the Pod line L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, “so comfort was a big thing for me, and I really wanted to—as a woman—make other women feel beautiful and special in their clothes.”
Watch the clip to see some of the styles she created!
With a new baby and a new husband, it was a busy winter for Jennifer Love Hewitt. But the mom of now 4-month-old Autumn James couldn’t be happier about her new roles.
“Those first couple of nights, it was wild,” the actress, 35, told PEOPLE at the launch of her maternity line for A Pea in the Pod on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
“When they let us bring her home I said to [husband, actor Brian Hallisay], ‘To get your license you have to take a test. They check to make sure you’re a good human being to get behind the wheel of a car. They’ve given us no test! We just had a baby and now we’re going home.’ He was like, ‘I know, it’s terrifying!’”
Thankfully, Dad is up for the challenge. “He’s fantastic. He’s great at diaper changing and at the football hold, which she loves,” says Hewitt.
“It’s really 50-50. I feel very lucky that way! I do the stuff that I need to do as a mom and he does the dad part.”
Aside from his amazing fatherhood skills, Hallisay, 35, was a powerhouse in the delivery room.
“The labor was crazy. It was fantastic, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that that was happening,” Hewitt says. “[Brian] was the best during labor. He was a rock, never flinched. He got in there and was like, ‘I see the baby!’ I was looking at him like, ‘You should be a doula.’ I was really proud of him.”
The pair wed just a few days before Autumn was born with a simple, no-frills celebration. “It was just the two of us,” Hewitt reveals. “We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards, that was our reception. We loved it. It’s been fun to celebrate both.”
The couple rounded out the low-key affair with a visit to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they purchased a few items for their kitchen. “We’ve been through a lot already in our marriage. I’m really glad that it happened that way,” says Hewitt, who adds they are not planning a honeymoon.
And Hewitt is a working mom already. The star has designed a collection called L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, inspired by her own desire to find “cute” pregnancy clothes.
“This was something I could do [during my pregnancy] that was super creative and sending good yummy vibes to my belly. It was so beautiful to be able to put my energy [in] to making [moms-to-be] feel comfortable and special. It was really fun.”
When it comes to her post-pregnancy figure, Hewitt is taking it slow. For now, her “number one priority” is nursing — and not counting calories. “The most important thing is [Autumn] getting food,” the actress explains.
But it has taken Hewitt some time to approach shedding the pregnancy pounds at her own pace.
“Having been somebody who has had to think about what my body looked like for 25 years, it was hard when it didn’t come off. I didn’t look like some of the girls in the magazines that I’ve worked with … who [the weight] does fall off for,” she says. “I was like, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ I had to have a conversation with myself.”
Ultimately, it was the realization that she had just given birth to a daughter that shifted the new mom’s views. “I had to look at her and think, ‘Would I want her to feel this way when she’s my age?’ I was like, ‘Get it together – your head’s in the wrong place.’”
She continues, “It took nine months to get it this way, it might take nine months to get it back. If I have an hour to go to the gym or an hour to lie down and take a nap with her in my arms, I’m going to lie down and take a nap.”
Now, regaining her svelte shape has become a team effort. Hewitt is easing back into workouts with swimming and Zumba classes with baby girl by her side.
“I hold her, we do squats, we dance, she listens to the music and she loves it. Or I put her in her little chair and she watches and thinks it’s really funny,” she shares. “[Working out is] really jarring to your body. I don’t know how people go back and do CrossFit a week later. It’s just not me. I’m slowly getting back into it. I’m not that worried.”
That leaves plenty of time for bonding with her daughter. Hewitt confirms the couple didn’t find out the sex ahead of time, but she had an inkling the baby would be a girl.
“I just had a feeling,” Hewitt explains. “My mom passed away not too long before we found out that I was pregnant. So the whole time I felt like it was a gift from her, that she’d send me our relationship in a way.”
And Autumn James — whose moniker comes from Hewitt’s wish to have a “feminine first name and a masculine middle name” — is taking after her own mom already.
“She’s a hybrid [of us],” says Hewitt. “She looks like Brian from the nose up, and when she smiles, she looks like me! It’s so cute.”
We still can’t believe that Jennifer Love Hewitt and husband Brian Hallisay got married only five days before she gave birth to their daughter Autumn back in November!
“She came early!” the 35-year-old actress told us exclusively of her quickie, low-key wedding (it was just the two of them) last night. “It was just under the wire.”
So what did Hewitt wear to tie the knot while nine months pregnant? “I wore the only thing in my closet that fit me!” she laughed, adding, “Which was a really nice cotton maxi dress and that was it!”
Hewitt says she and Hallisay have no plans for a big wedding celebration in the future. “I think that was it,” the new mom smiled. “I think that it was perfect the way that it was.”
Hewitt says motherhood is going “great” and that Hallisay is an amazing father. “He’s really hands-on,” she gushed. “It’s really fifty-fifty for us. He’s a tremendous father.”
And it sounds like Hewitt and Hallisay may be expanding their family sooner rather than later! “I’d love to have another one!” she said without hesitation. “Loved the whole experience. I’d do it again tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, at lat night’s L by Jennifer Love Hewitt launch party at A Pea in the Pod, Hewitt opened up about the difficulties of dealing with one’s post-pregnancy body.
“It’s hard, it’s really hard,” Hewitt admitted. “And I wasn’t sure where I was going to fall and what was going to happen and how I was going to feel. It just feels great to sort of be honest about the fact that it is tough and these clothes make it a little easier, make me feel beautiful. I’m still in a lot of my pregnancy clothes and there is just where I feel good right now. Everything hasn’t returned back to where I want it to be and put on my other clothes and feel good about that.”
“If your priorities are right, the baby’s most important,” she went on. “You have to eat to feed to your baby. And I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes, I’m not going to lie. I’ve had days where I’m like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.’ But it’s not, and that’s OK.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt is back in the spotlight after hiding at home with baby Autumn. The actress, who became a first-time mom on November 26, 2013, has opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about all the changes her body has gone through in the past year.
Referring to her previous appearance on the talk show in April 2013, the wife of Brian Hallisay explained, “I was already pregnant and I couldn’t tell anybody. The wardrobe [department] put me in this dress and I had to be just like, ‘Oh, awesome. This looks great.’ And [my boobs] were like up here and I came out and all I saw was your face and you were like, ‘Hey!’ And then [guest co-host Matthew Perry] was like, ‘hi,’ and I was like, ‘Hello!’”
Since giving birth to the “fantastic” Autumn James Hallisay, Jennifer Love Hewitt has been intentionally taking it easy on herself regarding losing the baby weight.
Speaking to E! News, the 35-year-old actress, who is pictured here on April 1 at the launch party for her new A Pea in the Pod maternity clothing line, shared, “It just feels great to sort of be honest about the fact that it is tough and these clothes make it a little easier, make me feel beautiful. I’m still in a lot of my pregnancy clothes and there is just where I feel good right now.”
“If your priorities are right, the baby’s most important. You have to eat to feed to your baby. And I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes, I’m not going to lie. I’ve had days where I’m like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.’ But it’s not, and that’s OK.”
Sharing an attitude I think is noteworthy, Jennifer went on to say that during pregnancy, when thinking about the pressure to be thin just after giving birth like other celebrity moms have managed, “I wasn’t sure where I was going to fall and what was going to happen and how I was going to feel.”
I like that attitude, appreciate it leaves room for whatever may come to pass. Often, those of us who had a hard time losing weight after giving birth find it all too easy to get frustrated with those who did so with little or no effort, and I try and be mindful that their experiences are no less important.
One time, sitting with both my own mom and my mother-in-law, we got to talking about leaving the hospital post-baby. While my mom commiserated with my struggle to even get my heavily swollen feet into my slippers — forget the notion of putting on real pants and pass the pajamas — my mother-in-law pointed out she zipped right into her pre-pregnancy jeans right after delivering each of her three babies. My mom’s jaw dropped a little bit.
For the record, they’re both fairly thin women and always have been. I guess you just never know how that particular cookie is going to crumble. Nom.
It seems like the stars are lightening up these days, and Jennifer Love Hewitt has joined the bandwagon.
Last week Hilary Duff took a trip to the salon to dye her locks icy blond, and now it’s Jennifer who has decided to go bright and blond, too.
The 35-year-old actress appears on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, opening up about life as a mom and a wife.
And we couldn’t help but notice right off the bat that she dyed her brunette hair to a warm shade of honey blond. She complemented her new color with a bright blazer over a cream blouse—a pretty conservative look for the actress.
This isn’t the first time that Jennifer Love Hewitt has experienced blondes having more fun. She’s been a blonde, a redhead and practically every shade of brunette under the sun.
So what prompted her to switch up her look and go blond? Actually, E!’s own Giuliana Rancic was the inspiration.
At last night’s launch party for Jennifer’s new A Pea in the Pod maternity clothing line L by Jennifer Love Hewitt, she told E! News why she ditched her brunette locks. “Giuliana Rancic has this word ‘momjo,’” she explained. “And I was sitting at home one day I was like, ‘You know what? I’ve traded in my mojo, like my sexy bra lingerie lady, and now I have my momjo.’ So the blond is my momjo.”
Looking good, JLH!
Jennifer Love Hewitt stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” yesterday afternoon (April 1). You can check out 3 clips of Jennifer from the interview below. She opened up to Ellen about her rescue dog, and how rescuing a pet changed her life at a time when she needed it most. Shen then put on her best accents for this fun round of Ellen’s game, “Heads Up!” You can get “Heads Up!” for your iPhone or iPad on iTunes or Google Play. Screen captures from the interview will be up soon. Enjoy!
Hello everybody! Things have been extremely slow around here since “The Client List” got cancelled and Jennifer had her baby. However, she is finally making an appearance soon. Interbridge is reporting that Jennifer is being booked for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on April 1, 2014. Clips and screen captures will be up that day or the day after. Can’t wait!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Tu 4/1: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cheryl Hines, Beck
Prepare yourselves for a mother-load of answers!
Could you imagine Jennifer Love Hewitt as our favorite Canadian pop star turned journalist Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother? Neither can we! However, according to co-creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, it almost happened.
In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” event Monday afternoon, the HIMYM duo decided to take time out of their busy, final-season schedule to answer as many fan questions as humanly possible—and a few fun facts were revealed.
When asked which well-known actress was originally supposed to play Cobie Smulder’s character, Robin, Thomas revealed, “Jennifer Love Hewitt did The Ghost Whisperer instead of HIMYM!”
In a similar world of what-if’s, E! News exclusively revealed last year that Scott Foley was originally asked to play Josh Radnor’s now-iconic role of Ted Mosby. Talk about an entirely different show!
Jennifer as .... Riley Parks
Type: TV Series
Status: Returning 2013
Creator: Suzanne Martin
Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life.
Jennifer as .... Alison Marks
Director: Bryan Fogel
A romantic comedy centered on a gentile who pretends to be Jewish in order to win the affection of his love interest.
"A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side."
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