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Jerry O'Connell primed for Piranha 3D and The Defenders

Lori Wilson is a SheKnows.com Home & Living columnist, as well as a freelance writer in Los Angeles, who after a lifetime of enduring harsh Michigan winters, relishes the warmth year round.

Jerry's joyful ride

It's good to be Jerry O'Connell these days. Not only did he and his wife Rebecca Romijn come out for the recent premiere of his film Piranha 3D, but he will also star in the upcoming fall TV series The Defenders with Jim Belushi.

Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Rojmin at the Piranha premiere

Leaving their one-and-a-half-year-old twins, Charlie and Dolly, at home, Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn stepped out for the premiere of Piranha 3D at Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood on August 18.

As O'Connell told ET Online at the premiere of the cheesetastically guilty pleasure, "The kids are not coming to this movie. They're home. They're with a sitter; the missus and I are coming out to a scary movie. It's going to be a good time."

Jerry O'Connell plays a Girls Gone Wild-type director in Piranha 3D, which is about an underwater tremor that sets dozens of prehistoric man-eating fish loose in Lake Victoria during spring break.

The film also stars Jessica Szohr, Steven R McQueen, Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Adam Scott, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd and Kelly Brook.

As for The Defenders, Jerry O'Connell plays a fast living, flashy Las Vegas attorney who represents an eclectic list of clients with his partner, played by Jim Belushi.

Jerry O'Connell in Piranha 3D

Piranha 3D hits theaters nationwide August 20. The Defenders premieres on CBS on September 22 at 10 pm.

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