British model/actress Kelly Brook is reportedly reigniting her romance with former boyfriend Danny Cipriani, according to a U.K. report. The Piranha 3D star, who split from the rugby player in August (13) following allegations he had cheated on her, was spotted getting intimate with Cipriani during a night out in London.
The pair was seen partying on Saturday (07Nov13) at the city's Steam & Rye bar, which Brook co-owns, and later at the nearby Rose Club.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "They were with a group of friends but were all over each other, cuddling, kissing and taking photos of themselves. They've been back on speaking terms for a few weeks.
"Kelly has been dating Dave Gardner, but she can't make a clean break from Danny. He hurt her but she still thinks he's the love of her life and that they can work it out. It could be the start of them getting back into a relationship."
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It's officially awards season, and the Annie Awards are the latest to announce their picks for the best films of the year, with Frozen, The Croods, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, and The Wind Rises facing off against each other for the title of Best Animated Picture. Not only are all of those films considered to be contenders for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, as the is often a great deal of overlap between the winners of the two awards, but all of the current major forces in animated films are accounted for: Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Studio Ghibli. They've all had a feature win the top prize before, which is unsurprising as the Best Picture award tends to go to the biggest animated film of the year.
This year's winner could be more difficult to predict than usual, due to a number of factors. Both traditional Disney and Pixar films have long records of success at the Annie Awards, each with more wins than any of the other studios, major or minor. Both Frozen and Monsters Univeristy were highly-anticipated, box office successes, and they've recieved positive reviews. As such, this category could really be a fight between these two films, as they could both easily be considered the biggest animated picture of the year. However, Despicable Me 2 and The Croods were also major commercial successes, which could help them out if Pixar and Disney split the vote. Then, of course, there's The Wind Rises, which not only got wonderful reviews, but is the last film that Hayao Miyazaki will ever make, and the desire to reward the great animator could swing voters in its favor. Of course, there's also the slight chance that the Annie for Best Picture could bypass all of these big films and be awarded to either Ernest & Celestine or A Letter to Momo, the two lesser known films. It seems very unlikely, but it has happened before... when the 1997 Annie for Best Animated Feature was awarded to Cats Don't Dance, a cult favorite that was a disaster at the box office.
When looking back at the list of Annie Best Picture winners, Cats Don't Dance is a clear outlier. Nominated against Hercules and Space Jam, it was certainly not the most attention-grabbing film of the year, nor was it the most successful, earning just over $3 million at the box office. Sixteen years later, the film is not nearly as well remembered as its competitors. After all, a cast that included Scott Bakula, Kathy Najimi, and Jasmine Guy of A Different World isn't nearly as attractive as Michael Jordan, R. Kelly, Danny DeVito, and James Woods. Cats Don't Dance was also unfortunate enough to be released during the merger between Time Warner and Warner Bros, resulting in very little promotion, which couldn't stand up to the Disney renaissance. But even with the right promotion, there's no telling whether or not children would have flocked to Cats Don't Dance, which feature a more adult-friendly plot and soundtrack than most animated films at the time.
The story of Cats Don't Dance follows Danny, a cat from Indiana who moves to Hollywood to pursue his dream of movie stardom. However, once he arrives, he finds that animal actors aren't treated as well as the humans, and his attempts to gain attention and screen time for himself and his animal actor friends earns him the wrath of Darla Dimple, a nightmare child star who makes it her mission to destroy Danny. Not only is the storyline of Danny trying to "make it in Hollywood" not very likely to attract children, the film is full of references and jokes to the 1930s movie musicals that were its inspiration, which would go over the heads of most children. Even its score, composed by Pixar favorite Randy Newman, is a little too sophisticated for the average child's taste. So how did Cats Don't Dance manage to walk away with the Annie, despite all of the odds stacked against it?
Well, to put it simply, it was the best animated film of the year. In fact, in my humble opinion, it may be one of the best animated films of all time. The story is by turns funny and emotional, and the kind of movie that you understand better as you get older. The more jokes you understand and the more references you get, the more entertaining the film becomes, and the themes of determining whether to keep following your dreams or to walk away from them are something that resonate much more with an older audience than with children. The centerpiece of the score, "Tell Me Lies," which is sung by Natalie Cole, not only becomes more poignant the older you get, but is also much more sophisticated than anything found on most animated scores. It might not be more memorable than Space Jam, but it is a much better film.
Even though the Annies tend to go to the biggest, splashiest film of the year, those films are, more often than not, the best animated films of the year as well. When Disney was winning the Best Picture award year after year it was for films like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, which are still considered some of the greatest films the studio has ever produced. Likewise, all of the Pixar films that have won the award are regonized as stellar films. In that respect, at least, Cats Don't Dance fits right in. It might be the least famous and the least successful film to win an Annie, but there's no doubt as to its quality. And it only gets better with age.
The winners of the 2013 Annie Awards will be announced on February 1. In the meantime, check out the finale number from Cats Don't Dance, below, or stream the whole thing on Netflix.
Ferdaus Shamim/GettyWith original member Charlie Simpson still refusing to go back to his boyband-with-guitars days now that he's a semi-credible singer-songwriter, Matt Willis and James Bourne, aka the remaining members of mid-'00s UK chart-toppers Busted, have now instead hooked up with the group they undoubtedly paved the way for, McFly, for the latest big pop reunion tour. But which other pop acts could realistically join forces to form in the wake of the newest 'supergroup' McBusted. Here's a look at five potential ideas.Destiny's Child/TLCIt's unlikely that Beyoncé will ever wish to share the limelight with her former Destiny's Child bandmates for more than a few minutes, a la the Super Bowl, ever again. But there's nothing to stop Kelly and Michelle hooking up with T-Boz and Chilli to create the ultimate 90s R&B girlband crossover.Sugababes Versions 1-4The recent reunion of Mutya Keisha Siobhan, the original line-up of the ever-revolving Sugababes, hasn't exactly been a roaring success, while the latest line-up of Jade, Heidi and Amelle has been missing in action ever since 2011. But with a decade of hook-laden hits between them, a show featuring the four various line-ups would undoubtedly reignite both parties' careers.BSBNSYNCBackstreet Boys have already embraced the supergroup concept having toured and recorded with New Kids On The Block. And while Justin Timberlake is too much of a superstar to revisit his teen-pop past for more than a quick MTV VMA medley, the other four members would surely be open to hooking up with their old rivals for a feast of late '90s/early '00s boyband pop.S Club 15The term 'supergroup' might be pushing it here but it would certainly be interesting to see one of the biggest pop groups of the early '00s, S Club 7, team up with the eight members of their mini-me spin-off S Club Juniors – two of which are now in The Saturdays – for a massive S Club Party.Boyzone/WestlifeThey would possibly be the dreariest pop 'supergroup' of all time, but fans of karaoke covers and 'stand up for the key change' ballads would be in pop heaven if Irish boyband Boyzone and their recently-defunct successors Westlife decided to pool their coma-inducing resources together.
Unlucky-in-love actress/model Kelly Brook has been linked to her pal Katherine Jenkins' former fiance. The Piranha 3D star split from rugby player Danny Cipriani in August (13) amid allegations he had cheated on her, and she has since been seen on the arm of men including David Beckham's friend Dave Gardner and British sports star James Haskell.
Now reports suggest the star has been dating British TV presenter Gethin Jones, who was engaged to opera singer Jenkins for four years until their split in 2011.
Brook and Jones have reportedly enjoyed several dinner dates and the brunette beauty was also spotted leaving Jones' Los Angeles apartment.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "They have fancied each other for ages but have never been single at the same time before. Kelly thinks Gethin could definitely be boyfriend material... Gethin thinks Kelly is gorgeous. He can't believe his luck, and he'd like this to become more serious."
Actress Jessica Lowndes has split from her British beau Thom Evans, according to a U.K. report. The pair began dating after meeting in a coffee shop in Los Angeles earlier this year (13). Ironically, they were already linked through their exes - Lowndes has dated rugby star Danny Cipriani, who had a romance with Evans' former partner Kelly Brook.
However, after trying to balance a long distance romance with their careers, the couple has decided to call it a day.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It was a mutual decision and Jessica and Thom have been on and off for quite a while now.
"Jessica works mostly in America while Thom's modelling work is in the U.K. They have realised it is totally unfeasible trying to maintain a relationship from different sides of The Pond."
British model/actress Kelly Brook has been linked to yet another rugby player, according to a U.K. report. The Piranha 3D star is well known for her love of hunky sportsmen, and has dated a string of rugby stars in recent years.
She has had previous relationships with Thom Evans, to whom she was engaged, and had an on/off romance with Danny Cipriani, who she split from earlier this year (13) amid allegations he was cheating.
Now Brook has fallen for England player James Haskell, who she met earlier this month (Sep13) at a charity boxing match in London.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "The pair of them have spoken several times this week. The plan now is for some discreet dates. It's early days, but she thinks he's really handsome.
"She thinks it's slightly ironic that he's another rugby player."
The news comes amid reports Brook was spotted dinning with her ex Cipriani on Saturday (28Sep13).
Hip-hop star Machine Gun Kelly is set to make his big screen debut alongside actress Minnie Driver. The Wild Boy hitmaker has signed up to star in Blackbird, a film about a recording artist who struggles when the stress of superstardom becomes too much, according to TheWrap.com.
Machine Gun Kelly will play a rapper she collaborates with while Driver will play the singer's mother and manager.
The movie will also star Danny Glover and Nate Parker, while R&B star The-Dream is writing and producing four original songs for the soundtrack.
In the first season of Mindy Kaling's highly anticipated series The Mindy Project, audiences didn't quite know what to make of her titular alter ego. The show struggled to give Mindy Lahiri the flaws that would keep the awkward situations and graceless pratfalls coming, while also endearing her to us. The show started to hit its stride towards the end of season one, and Mindy became less of a manic-pixie-dreamgirl version of Kelly Kapoor and more like a fully fleshed-out character in her own right. Well done, show.
What's never been in question, however, is the sheer, unadulterated dreaminess of the character who we all know is meant to be Mindy's endgame love interest: Danny Castellano. Doctor Danny Castellano, if you please.
Chris Messina is one of those actors who seems suddeny ubiquitous, though he's been steadily working for quite a while. Last year was his TV breakout; he made his mark not only in this tentpole Fox comedy, but also in premium cable drama, playing Reese Lansing on The Newsroom. The double duty gives us the opportunity to see the variety in the way Messina plays frustration. Reese is a churlish rich kid. But Danny's grumpiness is one of his most appealing traits. The more annoyed Danny gets with the shenanigans that pervade his office, the harder we swoon.
Dr. Castellano — he claims — just wants everyone to get to work and leave him alone. But then he's curiously game to get on board with his coworkers' sitcom schemes, even if he complains the whole time. He would rather stick pins in his eyes than talk about his feelings, and he's still not sure if The Colbert Report is a satire or not. But Danny's a good friend to Mindy, who has realized that his boldfaced honesty is well-intentioned and valuable. They make excellent partners in crime, and he's perfecting that look — the Mr. Darcy look that has us screaming at Mindy to get her to notice. He also sweats a lot, but he's birthing babies here, people. It's hard work.
When we last left Danny, he was making another go of it with his ex-wife Christina (Chloë Sevigny) after Mindy decided to go with her minister boyfriend Casey to Haiti. We'll catch up with them on The Mindy Project second season premiere, which is available right now on Hulu and iTunes and airs on Fox Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30 PM ET.
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Unlucky-in-love actress Kelly Brook has been linked to a friend of soccer superstar David Beckham after they were photographed together on a night out. The Piranha 3D beauty split from rugby ace Danny Cipriani last month (Aug13) amid allegations he had cheated on her, and the break-up marked the end of another high-profile romance for Brook.
She has previously dated Hollywood hunks Billy Zane and Jason Statham, and had a relationship with another rugby star, Thom Evans, but Brook is now said to be getting over her split from Cipriani with sports agent Dave Gardner.
The rumours were sparked when they were spotted out together at London nightclub Mahiki over the weekend (14-15Sep13).
Stars of hit U.S. sitcom That '70S Show have paid tribute to Lisa Robin Kelly, who died on Wednesday (14Aug13) after a long battle with alcohol addiction. The 43-year-old actress is believed to have suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at a rehab facility in California, just two days after she admitted herself to the clinic in a bid to tackle her long-running alcoholism.
Kelly's former colleagues have now spoken out to pay their respects to the star, who played Laurie Foreman in the show.
Kurtwood Smith, who played her onscreen father Red in the popular comedy, released a statement, which reads, "I am so sorry to hear about Lisa's passing away. I know the last 10 years have been such a difficult struggle for her but I will always remember the lovely, funny and very talented young lady I worked with."
Danny Masterson, who portrayed Steven Hyde on the series, took to Twitter to write, "Terrible, awful news. Brilliant on 70s.... See u (sic) next time LRK, kisses. RIP Lisa Robin Kelly aka Laurie Foreman."
Former child star Mackenzie Phillips, who has battled her own addiction demons in the past, also paid tribute, insisting she saw comparisons between herself and Kelly.
She tweeted: "Rest in Peace Lisa Robin Kelly. So so sad I didn't know Lisa, but in a way, she is me. And I am her. There is a solution."
Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx has also offered his condolences online, tweeting about the evils of alcohol abuse: "RIP. Sadly actress Lisa Robin Kelly has passed away after a major battle w/ (with) alcoholism.This disease is a evil monster. AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). Sobriety."