George Clooney's close friend Rande Gerber has fuelled rumours the Hollywood star will wed in the next few days after he was spotted flying to Italy with 50 cases of booze. The Oscar winner's pal Gerber, who is married to supermodel Cindy Crawford, was photographed boarding a private plane in Los Angeles on Monday (15Sep14) and heading to Italy, where Clooney is preparing to marry fiancee Amal Alamuddin.
Gerber runs a tequila company with the actor, and he was pictured loading 50 crates of the booze onto the plane, according to TMZ.com.
Clooney and Alamuddin are believed to have picked Venice for their wedding and are said to be walking down the aisle next week (beg22Sep14).
George Clooney is reportedly planning to wed his new fiancee Amal Alamuddin in an Italian ceremony in September (14).
The Hollywood hunk proposed to the British lawyer in April (14) and they are wasting no time in heading to the altar, according to former supermodel Cindy Crawford, whose husband Rande Gerber is best pals with Clooney. She has let slip the happy couple is planning to tie the knot this autumn. During a trip to Paris, France last week (ends26May14), Crawford was asked by photographers if she was in the city for Clooney's wedding, to which she responded, "It's in September."
Now sources tell People magazine 53-year-old Clooney will marry Alamuddin, 36, in Italy, although they are reportedly opting for a more secluded location instead of exchanging vows at the actor's Lake Como retreat. Sources tell the publication the wedding will be followed by another party in Alamuddin's native Beirut, Lebanon.
The marriage will be Clooney's second - his union to actress Talia Balsam ended in divorce in 1993.
George Clooney celebrated his engagement to Amal Alamuddin by partying with Bono and Cindy Crawford on Sunday (11May14).
The Hollywood actor popped the question to British lawyer Alamuddin last month (Apr14) and the couple reportedly marked the upcoming nuptials by joining celebrity pals for dinner at supermodel Crawford's restaurant in Malibu, California. Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber were pictured arriving at Mexican eaterie Cafe Habana bearing flowers, while U2 rocker Bono tried to keep his appearance under wraps by wearing a hat and sunglasses.
A source tells E! News, "People got a show they didn't expect and other (patrons) said it was the best Mother's Day ever." The soon-to-be-wed couple dressed casually for the celebration, but all eyes were Alamuddin's seven-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring, which is reportedly worth $720,000 (£450,000).
Clooney and Alamuddin met at a fundraising event last year (13).
George Clooney's representative has fuelled rumours suggesting the actor is engaged to new girlfriend Amal Alamuddin by refusing to confirm or deny new reports the movie star is planning to give up single life.
The Ocean's Eleven star, 52, has been romantically linked to British lawyer Alamuddin since October (13), months after he split from ex-girlfriend Stacy Keibler, when they were first spotted enjoying a dinner together in London. He has yet to open up about the blossoming relationship, but she attended a White House screening of his film The Monuments Men earlier this year (Feb14) and jetted off to Tanzania with him for a safari holiday in March (14).
Now reports suggest the Hollywood ladies' man is ready to settle down - Alamuddin, 36, was sporting what appeared to be a "huge" engagement ring on her left ring finger while she and Clooney were spotted seemingly celebrating their happy news with friends at Los Angeles hotspot Craig's on Wednesday (23Apr14). The ring was still clearly visible when Clooney and his latest love hit Malibu restaurant Nobu on Thursday (24Apr14) for a double date with the actor's best pal Rande Gerber and his wife, former supermodel Cindy Crawford, according to People.com.
A source says, "George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key but they also aren't really trying to hide this, it doesn't seem. I think it's like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever." Meanwhile, Clooney's representative has failed to silence the gossip, simply stating, "I don't comment on my client's personal life."
If the rumours are true, it will be the actor's second marriage - he was previously wed to Talia Balsam until their divorce in 1993, while his former flames include British model Lisa Snowdon, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis and former wrestler Keibler, who wed businessman Jared Pobre in Mexico last month (Mar14), and is pregnant with the couple's first child.
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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U2 rocker Bono surprised diners at the posh Nobu restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday (26Feb14) when he broke out into an impromptu performance - and had George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber join in. The stars belted out a series of Eagles and Neil Diamond hits as other diners looked on in surprise.
"They originally wanted them (the houses) adjoined. And I was like, 'Umm, we have kids'. George is sometimes single, sometimes not single. It could be great, but it could be a nightmare." Supermodel Cindy Crawford rejected her husband Rande Gerber's idea to share a connecting house in Los Cabos, Mexico with their friend George Clooney. They settled on owning neighbouring homes.
Cindy Crawford has revealed a tequila commercial featuring her caught in bed with George Clooney was based on a real life incident with the movie hunk. The supermodel's husband Rande Gerber is best friends with Clooney, and the two own beverage brand Casamigos Tequila, for which they created an amusing advert last year (13).
In the ad, Gerber comes into a bedroom, only to find Clooney lying next to his lingerie-clad wife, suggesting the couple was sleeping off a heavy night of alcohol.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Crawford has revealed the concept for the commercial was based on an embarrassing real-life incident.
She explains, "I woke up at, like, midnight and I snuck into the guest room, and I saw Rande laying face down on the bed with the lights still on. So I was like, 'Hey babe, you gotta wake up.'
"And 'babe' turns his head and it wasn't this babe (Gerber) - it was George! We were both so shocked. Then I started looking for him (Rande) and was like, 'I just got in bed with George in the guest bedroom!'"
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Molly Sims is just your typical drop dead gorgeous, impossibly stylish swimsuit model, actress, designer and, now, redhead. She debuted her Amy Adams-inspired hair color which she credits to the Nexxus Color Assure hair product line. But Molly has a lot more changes going on in her life other than a completely new look.
Check out our video interview with Sims where she debuts her new look, updates us as to what she’s been up to, and even tells us how to take a killer selfie (tip: hold the camera up high):
Sims recently married film producer Scott Stuber (who was the executive producer of The Internship, so clearly he’s super cool) and had a baby boy, Brooks Alan, who she calls “Brooksie.” She constantly posts pictures of Brooksie, who is possibly the cutest little boy ever, but what else would you expect - his mom is a supermodel.
Sims also runs a full-fledged lifestyle blog, mollysims.com, which is pretty amazing. In the blog, she talks about her “secrets to being healthy, happy and hot.” And she really is the epitome of all three of those. Dishing on secrets to being a fabulous homemaker and always looking your absolute best, the blog is my latest obsession.
Sims is also working on launching a maternity and baby line later this year or early next year. Can’t wait to see her beachy, bohemian style shine through her designs. She is one of the few who has remained a timeless beauty and style icon throughout the years, right up there with the likes of Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields. We’ve missed her while she took a little time off to start her family. Whether it’s designing, changing her hair color, or swimsuit modeling, we can’t wait to see what Sims does next.
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You can imagine that Renny Harlin, director and one quadrant of the writing team for The Legend of Hercules, began his pitch as such: We'll start with a war, because lots of these things start with wars. It feels like this was the principal maxim behind a good deal of the creative choices in this latest update of the Ancient Greek myth. There are always horse riding scenes. There are generally arena battles. There are CGI lions, when you can afford 'em. Oh, and you've got to have a romantic couple canoodling at the base of a waterfall. Weaving them all together cohesively would be a waste of time — just let the common threads take form in a remarkably shouldered Kellan Lutz and action sequences that transubstantiate abjectly to and fro slow-motion.
But pervading through Lutz's shirtless smirks and accent continuity that calls envy from Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland performance is the obtrusive lack of thought that went into this picture. A proverbial grab bag of "the basics" of the classic epic genre, The Legend of Hercules boasts familiarity over originality. So much so that the filmmakers didn't stop at Hercules mythology... they barely started with it, in fact. There's more Jesus Christ in the character than there is the Ancient Greek demigod, with no lack of Gladiator to keep things moreover relevant. But even more outrageous than the void of imagination in the construct of Hercules' world is its script — a piece so comically dim, thin, and idiotic that you will laugh. So we can't exactly say this is a totally joyless time at the movies.
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Surrounding Hercules, a character whose arc takes him from being a nice enough strong dude to a nice enough strong dude who kills people and finally owns up to his fate — "Okay, fine, yes, I guess I'm a god" — are a legion of characters whose makeup and motivations are instituted in their opening scenes and never change thereafter. His de facto stepdad, the teeth-baring King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), despises the boy for being a living tribute to his supernatural cuckolding; his half-brother Iphicles (Liam Garrigan) is the archetypical scheming, neutered, jealous brother figure right down to the facial scar. The dialogue this family of mongoloids tosses around is stunningly brainless, ditto their character beats. Hercules can't understand how a mystical stranger knows his identity, even though he just moments ago exited a packed coliseum chanting his name. Iphicles defies villainy and menace when he threatens his betrothed Hebe (Gaia Weiss), long in love with Hercules, with the terrible fate of "accepting [him] and loving [their] children equally!" And the dad... jeez, that guy must really be proud of his teeth.
With no artistic feat successfully accomplished (or even braved, really) by this movie, we can at the very least call it inoffensive. There is nothing in The Legend of Hercules with which to take issue beyond its dismal intellect, and in a genre especially prone to regressive activity, this is a noteworthy triumph. But you might not have enough energy by the end to award The Legend of Hercules with this superlative. Either because you'll have laughed yourself into a coma at the film's idiocy, or because you'll have lost all strength trying to fend it off.
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