Rapper Eve plans to move abroad when she becomes a mum, because she thinks there is more culture for her kids in Europe. The tough-talking hitmaker, who is on the verge of a major comeback, admits she has started making plans to settle down and reveals she will join other American stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna and set up home in London when she has children.
She tells Complex magazine, "There is so much culture and history in Europe. We have culture in the U.S. but you have to look for it.
"A lot of the kids I've met in Europe are more mature because they've gotten to travel. In an hour, you can be in a different country. I'm going to be one of those crazy parents who wants her children to speak three languages. They're going to hate me, but they will love me for it in the end."
Queen star Brian May took the streets of London with thousands of animal lovers on Saturday (01Jun13) to protest a planned badger cull. The guitarist has led opposition to farmers and politicians' efforts to combat bovine tuberculosis, and he submitted a petition with 234,000 signatures to Downing Street demanding the scheme be axed.
Speaking at the protest on the eve of the start of the cull in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset, May said, "If the Government don't listen to us today the pressure will still be there.
"I think it would be easier for (Prime Minister) David Cameron to cancel it at this point, with some grace... I don't think there would be any shame in cancelling the policy because new evidence has come to light. It's not going to save money. I'm not the person who cares about money, I care about everything else.
"There is no scientific justification for it, there is no public backing for it, there's no moral grounds - but if it's not going to save the public money either then surely the foundations for this cull will disappear."
May has recorded an anti-cull anthem, titled The Badger Song, with Slash.
Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta is a married man after exchanging vows with his fashion designer partner Erin Fetherston on Sunday (26May13). The Good Girls Go Bad hitmaker and Fetherston wed in an intimate ceremony in Barbados, where Saporta proposed to his now-wife on New Year's Eve (31Dec12).
Fans will be able to see photographs from their big day in an upcoming issue of Martha Stewart's Weddings magazine.
A representative for the stars tells UsMagazine.com, "The couple chose to tie the knot in the gardens of the historical St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Fetherston wore a gown of her own design, and Saporta wore a custom Gieves & Hawkes suit. Images of the wedding will be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings' September issue."
The couple began dating in 2011.
Aaron Paul had a Memorial Day weekend (25-27May13) to remember after marrying his fiancee on Sunday (26May13). The Breaking Bad actor exchanged vows with Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California and Paul's TV co-star Bryan Cranston served as a groomsman, according to UsMagazine.com.
Parsekian applied her own make-up for the Parisian themed ceremony and took to her Instagram.com page early on Sunday to share a snap of herself having her hair styled.
She added, "Wedding time. Did my own make up!"
The actor later posted a snap of the couple in a car after the ceremony writing, "And so it begins. Mr (and) Mrs Paul."
Paul proposed to his bride in a quiet courtyard in Paris, France on New Year's Eve (31Dec) in 2012.
"She's changing... and the intent was, 'It's Kirk', who is always such a womanising character, and the idea was to have a beat like that in the midst of all this action and adventure... I don't think I quite edited the scene in the right way, but look, to me, it was a sort of balance. There was a scene earlier where he's not quite dressed either, so it felt like it was a sort of trade-off. But some people did feel like it was exploiting her... and I can see their point of view." Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams plays down the fuss surrounding a controversial underwear scene featuring Alice Eve in the new sequel.
Bono and Denzel Washington brought some superstar glamour to graduation day in New York on Wednesday (22May13) as the celebrated their daughters' academic achievements. The pair was in attendance at Yankee Stadium for the New York University's graduation ceremony, and watched proudly as their girls graduated.
The U2 rocker's 21-year-old actress daughter Eve Hewson picked her diploma, as did Olivia Washington.
Bono had been offered an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by university bosses, but decided to turn down the honour so he could concentrate on cheering on his daughter's achievements.
Washington had double the reason to feel proud - he attended his son Malcolm's graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia last week (13May13).
Malcolm excelled at the Ivy League school, playing basketball and earning a degree in film studies.
Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof regrets putting Alice Eve's gratuitous underwear scene into the sci-fi blockbuster. Fans have been flocking to catch the latest installment of the franchise, but were left baffled when the actress' character, weapon specialist Dr. Carol Marcus, strips down to her bra and panties.
Critics accused Lindelof and director J.J. Abrams of misogyny, and the screenwriter has now admitted he was wrong to have penned that part of the script.
Taking to Twitter.com, he writes, "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress. We also had Kirk (Chris Pine) shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe as mysogenistic (sic).
"What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future. Also, I need to learn how to spell 'misogynistic'."
British actress Alice Eve is convinced NASA experts are hiding discoveries of alien life after taking part in an online chat with NASA astronauts as part of her promotional duties for the new Star Trek movie. The blonde beauty joined her Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams and co-stars Chris Pine and John Cho for the special Skype session at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas last Thursday (16May13), when they connected virtually with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.
Eve found the online meeting fascinating, but it left her with a lot of questions and suspicions the space men weren't telling the truth when they were quizzed about lifeforms on other planets.
She says, "That was definitely the coolest thing we've done. I mean, we've shared the movie with countries around the world, but we got to Skype... with the guy in a space station. And he was turning around in the air when we were talking to him and when he would talk, he would suddenly let go of his mic and it would just stay there. It was a very weird experience...
"J.J. asked this question, 'So have you seen alien life?'... and the response that the guys at the NASA base gave us... was so rehearsed and so clear that they had seen (aliens)."
Star Trek Into Darkness is full of Easter Eggs and callbacks to the decades-worth of previous Star Trek lore fans of the franchise will appreciate — even if the movie as a whole made us mighty angry. (MAJOR SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!) Some are obvious, like the presence of Alice Eve's Carol Marcus, Kirk dying just like Spock in The Wrath of Khan, or the revelation of Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison after months of J.J. Abrams and his team playing coy really being the legendary Khan Noonien Singh. Here are 10 others you might have missed. (Also, so you can brush up on your Trek arcana, we ranked all 79 episodes of The Original Series from worst to best.)
1. Section 31 — The secretive intelligence organization was written into the Federation charter at its founding in 2161 but operated off-the-grid ever since. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showed us, though, that even if Starfleet was unaware of its activities, it ultimately supported Section 31's agenda to protect the Federation via cloak & dagger means that it could never officially sanction. Star Trek: Enterprise also showed Section 31 in its infancy. And now Star Trek Into Darkness presents Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus as the head of the secretive intel agency — that's how he got off-the-books funding to build the USS Vengeance. Also, on Deep Space Nine, Section 31's do-anything-to-win mentality meant they kept trying to recruit the genetically engineered Dr. Bashir (Alexander Siddig), just like they hired genetic superman Khan Noonien Singh in Into Darkness.
2. The Number 72 — That's the number of Khan's crew in Into Darkness, and the number of his people shoved into torpedoes. It's a detail writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof obviously researched, because it's precisely the number of Khan's crewmembers on his ship the Botany Bay, as revealed in the Original Series episode "Space Seed."
3. Nurse Chapel — Carol Marcus tells Kirk of his reputation among Starfleet's female members and that she holds that against him. Especially because she's a friend of Christine Chapel. If you don't know who that is, she was the Enterprise's nurse on The Original Series, and was played by Majel Barrett, the future wife of Gene Roddenberry (and the voice of all the computers on every subsequent Star Trek show). To hear she had a romance with Kirk is a surprise, because in the episode "The Naked Time" it's revealed she actually has feelings for Spock.
4. The Uniforms — Admiral Marcus' uniform is exactly the same as the admiral's uniform Kirk wears (after getting his promotion) in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In fact, Kirk's uniform in the Starfleet Command round-table conference scene in the movie is pretty similar too. To be a fan of The Motion Picture is to be a true Trekker, so it's a nice tip of the hat that those uniforms would pop up in Into Darkness. Check out Kirk's uniform in TMP here:
And check out Marcus's uniform in the conference room scene:
5. Scotty's Sabotage — When Scotty sabotages the USS Vengeance to prevent it from firing on and destroying the Enterprise, it recalls that great moment in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock when James Doohan's Scotty disables the Excelsior's transwarp drive so that it won't be able to pursue the Enterprise after Kirk & Co. steal it.
6. The Tribbles
Kirk was famously annoyed by the little furballs in "The Trouble With Tribbles." In Star Trek Into Darkness, though, a Tribble that had been injected with Khan's blood helps saves his life after he dies, Wrath of Khan-style, from radiation poisoning.
7. Harry Mudd — When preparing to lead the away team down to the Klingon homeworld of Qo'noS, Kirk mentions they captured a merchant freighter during the "Mudd Incident." Meaning that he and his crew have already encountered notorious 23rd century con man Harry Mudd, the only nemesis other than Khan to tangle with Kirk more than twice onscreen.
8. Trojan Horse Beaming — Spock gets the better of Khan in Into Darkness by doing a variant of Kirk's badass transporter tactic in The Search for Spock. In that movie, Kirk and his crew beamed onto the Genesis planet at the same moment they beamed over a Klingon bording party onto the Enterprise. The only thing the Klingons didn't know was that the Enterprise was counting down toward imminent self-destruct. It blew up...with all of them aboard. In Into Darkness, Spock does something similar. He agrees to beam over the 72 torpedoes containing Khan's crew to the USS Vengeance in exchange for Kirk, Scotty, and Carol Marcus. Spock does beam 72 torpedoes over...but they're armed weapons and aren't containing the Botany Bay crewmembers at all. When Khan reveals his true teachery, Spock orders them to detonate, disabling the Vengeance.
9. The Enterprise NX-01
Star Trek: Enterprise, the least-beloved of the Star Trek series is also, like it or not, the only one that remained unaffected by the altered timeline from J.J. Abrams' 2009 film. That's because it was a prequel show set a century before the events of the new movies. So at one point when Kirk is meeting with Admiral Pike at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco you actually see a little model of Capt. Jonathan Archer's command from the show, the Enterprise NX-01, Earth's first deep-space exploration vessel.
10. The Daystrom Institute — Kirk is summoned to San Francisco's Daystrom Institute after the attack in London to meet the other nearby Starfleet brass about how to coordinate their response. It's strange that they would choose to meet there, since the Daystrom Institute is a scientific think-tank devoted to research and responsible for many technological breakthroughs, not a military command center. Maybe Admirals Marcus and Pike thought it would be safer there than at Starfleet Command? Obviously, Khan was many steps ahead of them if that's what they were thinking. The Daystrom Institute pops up all throughout The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and even Voyager, and is named after Dr. Richard Daystrom, whose Nobel Prize-winning discovery of duotronic computer processing was one of the greatest technological breakthroughs of the 23rd century as revealed in the Original Series episode "The Ultimate Computer."
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O.J. Simpson's former lawyer Yale Galanter has denied authorising the incarcerated star's 2007 raid on two memorabilia dealers' Las Vegas hotel room, insisting he advised against the risky heist on the eve of the crime. At a hearing on Wednesday (15May13), the former footballer-turned-actor told Clark County District Court officials that he had asked Galanter for his legal opinion before staging an act to retrieve items he believed had been stolen from him.
Simpson said, "I followed what I thought was the law. My lawyer told me I couldn't break into a guy's room. I didn't break into anybody's room. I didn't try to muscle the guys. The guys had my stuff, even though they claimed they didn't steal it."
He and a group of acquaintances were arrested and Simpson was convicted for kidnapping and armed robbery, for which he is currently serving nine to 33 years behind bars.
Simpson is now appealing for the right to a retrial on the grounds that Galanter was incompetent in his handling of the case, and the attorney took the witness stand on Friday (17May13).
During his testimony, Galanter claimed his former client had mentioned the heist plan to him at dinner the night before the incident, and he had warned the sportsman to call the authorities and ask them to sort out the problem.
He said, "When he first mentioned it, it just went over my head. About a minute or two later, I leaned over and said, 'What are you talking about? What are you doing?'
"He told me he finally had a lead on some personal pictures and memorabilia that was stolen from him years earlier. I said, 'O.J., you've got to call the police.'"
Galanter also testified that Simpson was well aware that two of his companions were carrying guns during the heist - claims the embattled star has denied.
The lawyer recalled speaking to Simpson after his arrest: "He said, 'The other guys had guns and I didn't...' He knew he screwed up."
District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell will rule on the retrial request after a week of testimonies.