Kylie Minogue and will.i.am are to double their workload on TV talent contest The Voice after signing up to join both the Australian and British versions of the show. The Spinning Around pop star was recently announced as the latest coach to join the U.K. show, and now she has confirmed plans to appear on the series in her native Australia as well.
Minogue will join The Voice Australia along with will.i.am, who has been a coach on the U.K. show since its debut in 2012.
The singer insists she is delighted to be returning home, saying, "(I am) so excited to be coming home and being a coach on The Voice. I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists."
The stars replace Australia's outgoing judges Delta Goodrem and Seal. They will appear alongside Ricky Martin and Joel Madden Down Under, while their co-stars in Britain will be Sir Tom Jones and rocker Ricky Wilson.
Pop star Miley Cyrus has sparked fresh outrage after she was snapped apparently holding an open bottle of alcohol at a Halloween party on Thursday (31Oct13). The 20-year-old singer was attending a bash hosted by Adam Lambert at nightclub Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, California, when she was spotted clutching what looks like a bottle of coconut rum Malibu - even though the legal of age for drinking in the U.S. is 21.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker, who was dressed in a replica rapper Lil Kim's infamous breast-exposing purple ensemble from the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, attempted to conceal her face with her hand when the picture was snapped but failed to disguise her identity or the bottle.
Cyrus was also snapped locking lips with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden on the same night.
Against our better judgment and emotional well-being, we became very attached to the characters on Game of Thrones. While no one is safe in the cast and characters get killed off without a second thought, it's reassuring to know these actors get to "live on" in other roles. With a cast made up of largely European and lesser-known actors, it's exciting to see the show take off and propel the careers of these talented and easy-on-the eyes thespians. So until season four returns next March or April, here's where you can find the past and present citizens of Westeros in the meantime.
When he's not strutting the Emmys red carpet, or entrancing children and adults alike on Sesame Street, Peter Dinklage a.k.a Tyrion Lannister will don armor once again in the Knights of Badassdom. The horror comedy film about LARPing (live action role play) was put on the backburner since 2010 but is slated for theatrical release this year. Dinklage will be joined by fellow LARP-enthusiasts Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and the consistenly funny Steve Zahn. Dinklage will also make an appearance in the next X-Men installment, Days of Future Past, the dramedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis and will reunite with his GOT onscreen sister, Lena Headey in the upcoming biopic, Low Down, about the famous jazz pianist Joe Albany.
It's been a rough year for Jon Snow, with half his family dead and his ginger girlfriend going postal on his ass and shooting him in the back with arrows. But for Kit Harrington, things are shaping up quite nicely with two new movies in the bag — one involves dragons and Julianne Moore (The Seventh Son) while the other features some rock hard abs and a loose interpretation of history (Pompeii) — a winning formula Hollywood can't resist.
While our favorite Skins star doesn't nab too much screen time on GOT, her character Gilly will have more a story arc next season now that she left the clutches of the incestuous commune of Craster's Keep. In the meantime, Murray can continue to play manic pixie dream girls in the upcoming musical film, God Help the Girl, written and directed by Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch about a group of kids making music in Glasgow. Here's a trailer of her other film, Lily & Kat, featuring Murray being the free-spirited wisp she's so good at.
As the dashing-boy prince Robb Stark, Richard Madden made his GOT exit in one of the most gruesome death scenes in television history. Poor Robb, we hardly knew ya. But lucky for us, Madden hasn't completely abandoned the world of period pieces and fantasy fiction. He skipped the Emmys red carpet to play Prince Charming in the upcoming Cinderella film directed by Kenneth Branagh. Before he charms the glass slipper off of Lily James, he’ll seduce a wealthy married woman in pre-World War I England, played by the impecable Rebecca Hall in the film A Promise.
After burning her enemies to death and taking names, the mother of dragons, played by Emilia Clarke can abandon the blond extensions and form fitting medieval wear for a more natural look. She'll appear in the much buzzed about comedic gangster film, Don Hemingway, starring Jude Law. While we would have pegged her as a love interest, she'll actually be playing the daughter who he tries to repair his relationship with. Let's hope Clarke acting isn't CGI-dependent.
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Richard Madden, who played the ill-fated Rob Stark on Game of Thrones, was recently featured on Men Taking Up Too Much Space on The Train, a feminist Tumblr that posts pictures of men who take up more than their allotted space on the train.
Before you dismiss the site for being overly-critical, take a look at some of the pictures. In most of them, though not Madden's, there are women squished between the men on the train. The woman's comfort is being sacrificed for the man's. And though probably none of the men meant to hurt anyone's feelings, they weren't exactly considering how the women around them felt. Women don't have this luxury: they must be considerate or be criticized. Spreading one's legs on the train is a male privilege – consider how many women you see taking up too much space on the train. Madden is no worse than any of the other men on the website, but perhaps his mistake has brought attention to a small issue that represents a bigger problem.
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Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden has been subjected to a torrent of abuse online after he was accused of taking up too much room on a London Underground train. The Scottish star fell victim to abuse after a photo of him on a Bakerloo line carriage was published on a bizarre website which 'outs' passengers who board a Tube train with a big bag or sit with their legs apart.
The photograph of Madden slumped in his seat with his legs spreadeagled attracted swathes of abusive comments within hours of being uploaded.
One furious reader suggested the actor should be castrated, and another wrote, "Oh, look who it is. Richard, why are your legs so d**n far apart?"
Lionel Richie can't wait to treat his daughter Nicole's kids to a concert experience when he hits the road on his upcoming All Night Long tour - because they have no idea he's a big star. His grandchildren are too young to realise that the soul legend was once a chart-topping star, and they believe their dad, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, is the only professional singer in the family.
Richie says, "The joke is they have no idea who the heck I am or what I do for a living. I'm pop-pop officially... and pop-pop does not sing, Joel sings. Daddy sings.
"This is going to be an interesting thing when they watch me walk out onstage and they go, 'What's pop-pop doing on the stage?'"
Mamma Mia! star Stellan Skarsgard is close to signing on to Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella blockbuster, joining a cast that features Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. The Scandinavian star is in talks to play the king's adviser in the ambitious live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lily James will play the title character in the film, to be directed by Branagh, and Game of Thrones hunk Richard Madden has been cast as the story's Prince.
Blanchett will portray the wicked stepmother, Bonham Carter the fairy godmother, and Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger will play stepsisters.
Helena Bonham Carter is set to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Kenneth Branagh as the Fairy Godmother in a new movie version of classic fairytale Cinderella. Branagh will direct the live-action fantasy, which will feature Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Lily James as Cinderella.
Reports suggest Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger are also in talks for roles in the project.
Ricky Martin has thrown his support behind his embattled The Voice co-star Joel Madden in the aftermath of his headline-grabbing drugs bust over the weekend (08-09Jun13). Madden hit the news for all the wrong reasons after a police raid on his Sydney hotel room turned up a bag of cannabis, and drew the wrath of anti-drugs campaigners who called for the rocker to step down as a mentor on the Australian version of the TV talent show.
The Good Charlotte star's co-worker Ricky Martin has now revealed the musician is struggling in the aftermath of the incident, and insists the public should accept his apology.
Speaking on Australian radio station FOX FM, he says, "Listen, all I have to say is that I need to send Joel nothing but light and love at this moment. He already sent a release (statement), apologising. It must be one of the hardest moments of his life to be honest, I don't doubt it, and that's all I'm going to say."
Police officers decided against charging Madden over the drugs bust, and the star subsequently said sorry to his fans: "That's never the reason I want to be on the front page of any news. But I take full responsibility... I just want to apologise to anyone I've let down. It was never my intention ever to disappoint people."
Downton Abbey star Sophie Mcshera is reportedly in talks to play one of Cinderella's ugly sisters in Kenneth Branagh's star-studded movie adaptation of the classic fairytale. Lily James and Cate Blanchett have already been cast as the title character and her evil stepmother, respectively, and now it appears McShera will team up with The Borgias' Holliday Grainger to play the live action film's selfish siblings, Drisella and Anastasia.
McShera is best known as Downton Abbey's moody maid Daisy Mason.
Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has landed the coveted role of Prince Charming in Branagh's film.