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Originally posted 06/09/2010 02:20PM
Fifty days into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and with no successful attempts to stop it just yet, Kevin Costner visited Washington on Wednesday to offer up what he called a "partial solution to the tragedy unfolding in the Gulf."
"We are all at fault here. It's just too easy to blame BP," the actor said at a Congressional hearing. "What we need to do now is come together."
Telling the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee he was testifying as a "discouraged U.S. citizen and entrepreneur," Costner, 55, said his business venture, Ocean Therapy Solutions, had developed a machine which could help with the cleanup.
The device, he said, has purifiers that filter oil from water by using centrifugal forces to separate the dirty particles.
Originally posted 06/02/2010 10:10PM
Kevin Costner is in seventh heaven.
The Oscar-winning director, 55, and his wife, Christine Baumgartner Costner, 36, welcomed a baby girl named Grace Avery Costner on Wednesday, the actor's rep tells PEOPLE. This is Costner's seventh child, his third with Christine.
Grace arrived at 5:46 p.m. in California. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 21 inches at birth.
Both mother and daughter are doing well, says the spokesman.
Originally posted 03/17/2010 01:35PM
Kevin Costner is adding to his ever-expanding brood – a seventh child is on the way.
The actor, 55, and wife Christine Baumgartner Costner "are expecting in June," rep Arnold Robinson confirms to PEOPLE.
The new arrival will join older brothers Hayes Logan, 13 months, and Cayden Wyatt, 2 ½ – his sons with Christine – as well as Liam, 13, Joe, 22, Lily, 23, and Annie, 25, his children from previous relationships.
Reporting by JULIE JORDAN
Originally posted 10/17/2009 09:30AM
Move over David Hasselhoff, Germany's got a new singing star!
Kevin Costner and his band Modern West have been touring Europe, and the kick-off concert was Monday night in the town of Jüchen near Cologne – to a sold-out audience of 700.
The Oscar-winning actor was pumped to see such a large crowd for his first show and said to the audience, "I wasn't sure if anyone would come, but I'd like to thank you and your town."
Originally posted 02/13/2009 09:50AM
Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, welcomed a baby boy on Thursday night in Los Angeles, the Dances with Wolves Oscar winner's publicist has announced.
Hayes Logan Costner weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., upon arrival.
Costner recently told the Associated Press that the name Hayes was "a cowboy character" in a Western movie he soon plans to make, and that it is "a great Western name."
Originally posted 01/08/2009 03:20PM
Kevin Costner was hospitalized overnight Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but was released the following day after tests showed nothing was amiss, his rep tells PEOPLE.
"Kevin was driving in the Hollywood area Tuesday morning when he began to feel lightheaded," says his spokesman Arnold Robinson. "He called 911 and they kept him overnight in the hospital."
Originally posted 11/11/2008 12:30PM
He may be an Oscar-winning actor and director, but Kevin Costner and his country rock band Modern West put in their time in Nashville the way so many new country acts do: by playing a honky-tonk on the city's Lower Broadway.
Costner and his band played a private show for about 200 people Monday night at the Stage as he joked to the crowd that he realized many of them were drawn by his Hollywood fame, not his musical chops.
"I know there's a curiosity factor," he said. "I get it. And I'm just as surprised to see you!'
Originally posted 10/16/2008 12:10PM
Kevin Costner and wife Christine are expecting their second child, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The actor, 53, and Christine, 34, were married in Colorado in 2004. The couple's first son, Cayden Wyatt, was born in May 2007. Costner also has three children from his first marriage to Cindy Silva.
Originally posted 09/29/2008 07:45PM
Kevin Costner will fulfill a longtime dream in November when he releases his first album with his country-rock band, Modern West.
The actor, who told PEOPLE that his unlikely turn as a lead singer elicited double-takes when the band played a NASCAR event in July, has been playing music with some of his band mates for nearly 20 years.
An early incarnation of the band (once called Roving Boy) stalled when Costner's movie career took off, but in the past few years he's devoted more time to music. "I remember looking out into the crowd, thinking, 'This just feels right,' " Costner, 53, said in a statement about an early performance with Modern West.
Originally posted 07/18/2008 11:45AM
He may play hardened heroes like Eliot Ness onscreen, but in real life, Kevin Costner's biggest crisis came about because of his fear – of babies. Having another one, that is.
"For years, fear kept me from marrying Christine," Costner says of his wife of four years. "Christine wanted a child, but I was afraid I couldn't be an effective father."
In an interview with Parade, out Sunday, the 53-year-old Swing Vote star says the painful divorce from his first wife left him unprepared to ever love again.
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