Jon Heder is better known as Napoleon Dynamite. For the rest of his life.

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When you think celebrity twins, you undoubtedly think of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen first, followed perhaps by Tia and Tamera Mowry or Joel and Benji Madden.

There are a bunch of others you probably don't know about, however.

From actors and supermodels to athletes and political scions, more than a dozen stars grew up sharing a special connection with a twin sibling of their own.

While some duos parlayed that very fact of their existence into fame, other famous stars have lesser-known identical or fraternal twins living out of the limelight.

Check out 19 stars you may or may not realize have twins ...

Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has a twin named Michael, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. Michael lives in the brothers' native Iowa with his son and wife, who is also expecting a baby this year.

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of a film that surely ranks among the most surprising sleeper hits in Hollywood history.

When Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters in 2004, moviegoers were unlikely to recognize a single actor in the cast; its directors - an unknown married Utah couple - were only in their early 20s; and the film even lacked the rave reviews usually required for an indie film to find mainstream success.

Yet somehow the tale of a ginger-froed teen and his mustachioed sidekick became a love-it-or hate-it cult phenomenon and went on to gross over $46 million domestically.

Jon Heder
Heder played the title character in Napoleon Dynamite. He's continued to work consistently in the decade since, but has never recreated the succcess of his breakthrough film.

With a full decade passed since Jon Heder became the most unlikely movie star since Steve Buscemi, we thought it would be a good time to check in on what the cast has been up to in the years since Napoleon Dynamite briefly made them household names.

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His uncle Rico and older brother Kip might not be too preoccupied with their mundane lives to notice, but at The Hollywood Gossip, well, this stuff is our mundane life.

Jon Heder, who rose to fame as the title character in Napoleon Dynamite, was proud to welcome his first child, with wife Kirsten this week.

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The baby girl, Evan Jane Heder, is "safe and sound and healthy," says a rep for Heder, who did not reveal the baby's date of birth.

In March, at the Los Angeles premiere of Heder's comedy Blades of Glory, where he stars alongside Will Ferrell, told reporters that his wife, who was with him at the event, was due any second.

They announced last fall that they were expecting.

Heder, 29, met Kirsten when they were students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They announced in September that they were expecting their first child.

Jon Heder, who is from Salem, Ore., burst onto the scene playing the lovable oddball Napoleon Dynamite in the 2004 film. He also starred in Just Like Heaven, Bench Warmers and School for Scoundrels.

Congrats from all of us to John and Kirsten, who bears a resemblance to another new celebrity mom, Tobey Maguire's fiancee Jennifer Meyer.

Speaking of which, it's rare you see a celebrity baby born to married parents these days. There are just so many knocked up fiancees like Salma Hayek!

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Thanks to Us Weekly for this fun compilation ...

"Everything about him. He's an incredibly brilliant, intelligent, funny, charismatic, vivacious, kind, beautiful, rich... Don't put the last thing."
-- Sienna Miller on what originally attracted her to former boyfriend Jude Law

"You become a movie star and sexy because you're up there larger than life, but it's not really justified. I know what I look like in the morning."
-- Sandra Bullock on her movie star looks

"Fine! He's not selling crack. Thank you, Lord!"
-- Chris Rock on what his parents thought of his career choice

"Will loves whatever I put on. That's the beauty of Will. The only thing is that Will doesn't like to see my feet exposed."
-- Jada Pinkett Smith on husband Will Smith

"Will is so f*%king hilarious, and he's got to be one of the sweetest people on the planet. But just between you and me, off the record: I would love to see him go motherf*%king down."
-- Will Arnett on pal Will Ferrell

"I have a problem where when I think I'm looking friendly, I look like I want to kill someone."
-- Eric Bana on his trademark gaze

"I had my first kiss when I was 17 or 18. The second time we kissed I got a little excited and I was wearing these really loose shorts that didn't leave much to the imagination. From then on I wore tighter jeans."
-- Jon Heder on teenage dating woes

"We were at sniper training, my leg was shaking, and I'm thinking, 'God, you know, I used to be a thrill seeker, nothing scared me; and now I've got two little ones at home.' I was always flying around in fifth gear and now I'm down to two."
-- Mark Wahlberg on how being a dad gave him second thoughts when shooting action scenes for Shooter

"I was surrounded by this cast of young actors who looked totally chiseled. I kept saying to myself, 'Get it together.' I really trained hard doing running and push-ups and a lot of laps in the pool."
-- Terrence Howard (who is not dating Naomi Campbell) on wearing tiny swim trunks in Pride.

"I didn't want to upstage Terrence. I went to the director and said, 'When I was growing up they used to call me 'lumberjack.' I could have been a porn star.'"
-- Bernie Mac on not having to wear tiny swim trunks in Pride

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In Napoleon Dynamite, Jon Heder played a lovable loser - but the 2004 indie hit turned the actor into an unlikely heartthrob.

Asked in the April issue of Elle - the one with Rachel McAdams on the cover - if there was a "buffet of eager women" waiting for him after the movie came out, Heder jokes:

"Maybe there was a buffet at some location that my bus just did not reach. But yeah, there was definitely this 'I love you! I love you!' this and that."

Which is not to say the Mormon actor, who is expecting his first child with his wife of five years, Kirsten, was tempted:

"You don't want to hook up with all those greasy girls. And they don't want you. They want [Napoleon Dynamite]. And I wasn't about to go back to that perm."

Though he's happily married, Heder, who costars with Will Ferrell in the upcoming Blades of Glory, admits that he and Kirsten do argue â€" over "how bad she is at Zelda on Nintendo. ... I don't know if it's the best thing for our marriage, but our desire to play outweighs our doubt."

Meanwhile, in slightly disturbing news: Since Heder and Kirsten were college sweethearts, he didn't have a lot of previous experience with women, but remembers one particularly embarrassing moment, one more frightening than any picture of Lil Kim:

"I had my first kiss when I was 17 or 18. The second time we kissed I got a little excited and I was wearing these really loose shorts that didn't leave much to the imagination ..."

Whoa, Napoleon Dynamite nude, huh? Sorry about that image. Go look at Eva Mendes nude instead and feel better.

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Among the Napoleon Dynamite quotes that could apply here would be:

Boy on Bus: "What are you gonna do today Napoleon?"
Napoleon Dynamite: "Whatever I feel like I wanna do! God!"

Apparently that means impregnating his wife! Jon Heder, the goofy kid who turned in such a dynamic performance as the title character in Napoleon Dynamite, is expecting a child with his wife, Kristen.

Heder, 28, who will star in the upcoming School for Scoundrels, alluded to the good news during a Hollywood Foreign Press news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Thursday, and People has confirmed it.

Hailing from Salem, Ore., Heder burst onto the scene as the memorable Napoleon in the low-budget 2004 film, for which he was reportedly paid $1,000. It became a smash hit with over $50 million grossed.

He has since starred in Just Like Heaven and Bench Warmers. Heder met Kirsten when they were both students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While this baby announcement won't garner the attention of Sutton Pierce Federline, we are still thrilled.

Congrats! Hopefully Kip, Uncle Rico and Pedro are groomsmen!

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