If there's one thing going to the movies has taught me over the years, it's not to get Christian Bale's bad side. In these exclusive pics from the film Out of the Furnace, Bale looks like he's getting good and ready to kick some teeth in. In the film, Russell Baze (Bale) is a man on a mission, seeking small-town American revenge when his brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) goes missing and a local crime lord (a sneering Woody Harrelson) is suspect number one. Out of the Furnace, Scott Cooper's sophomore effort after Crazy Heart, looks to have all the trappings of a great thriller, with the two brothers' relationship remaining the beating heart of a film with revenge on its mind. Who's ready for a slide into the Rust Belt's murky underworld?
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Charlie Sheen's troubled ex-wife Brooke Mueller has been hit with a lawsuit from a former nanny who alleges she is owed up to $10 million (GBP6.6 million) in unpaid overtime wages. Norma Lavizzo, who previously took care of Mueller's kids, is claiming she worked way over her scheduled 40-hour weeks, but received zero overtime pay, according to TMZ.com.
In the suit, Lavizzo alleges she was put on call by Mueller and had to make herself available 24 hours a day. She also claims she worked non-stop during a four-day family trip to Miami, Florida.
The former nanny apparently attempted to settle the matter with Mueller privately before filing suit, but her negotiations did not succeed and she's now asking for $10 million.
The reality TV star's problems are beginning to pile up as she battles for custody of her twin sons after a rehab stint - she has been forced to move out of the home Sheen bought for her as her brother moves in to look after her sons.
In May (13), the four-year-old twins were placed in the care of Sheen's second ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, after Mueller lost custody of them following a drugs bust that prompted her to check into a rehabilitation facility.
Last week (05Nov13), Richards insisted she could no longer take care of the kids because they were terrorising her daughters and pets. The boys were handed over to Mueller's brother, Scott Mueller.
Actress Shirley Mitchell, the last surviving adult cast member of beloved U.S. comedy series I Love Lucy, has died at the age of 94. Mitchell, who played leading lady Lucille Ball's friend Marion Strong on the show, passed away on Monday (11Nov13) from heart failure in Los Angeles, California.
The actress joined I Love Lucy in 1953 and appeared in three episodes.
Her other TV credits include Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Perry Mason and The Red Skelton Hour. She also made a few big screen appearances in films like Big Business and The War of the Roses.
Mitchell was the widow of composer and lyricist Jay Livingston, who helped pen Doris Day's Que Sera Sera. He passed away in 2001. She is survived by their two children Scott and Brooke.
With Parks and Recreation's annoying and surprising hiatus, the actors have had some time to mess around on Reddit. Last week, we had Aziz Ansari's AMA, and this week, his on-screen BFF Retta told Reddit to ask her anything. The actress is internet savvy and endlessly entertaining, and she seems to at least share her character's affinity for snappy answers and Twitter. If you like her answers to this AMA, check out her live tweets of her favorite shows, from Sherlock to Scandal.
The difference between herself and Donna: "I'm much goofier than Donna. Donna does not suffer fools and sometimes I do because I'm more polite."
The Parks and Rec cast member with the best butt: "I would have to say Chris Pratt, now that he's all buff and cock diesel."
Her favorite piece of classical music: "Vivaldi's Gloria."
On Fitz and Olivia from Scandal: "I can only say that the writing of that relationship is so well-done that I root for it, even though I know it's an adulterous relationship. The actors do such a good job, and Shonda and company did such a good job writing it, that I can't help but want them to be together even though I know it's f****d up that he's married."
Her comedic inspirations: "Chris Rock, Tina Fey, honestly right now I'm really into Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler."
Her favorite characters from Orange is the New Black: "Hmm! I'm torn between Crazy Eyes and Tastee. Tastee makes me laugh at every turn, but Crazy Eyes has some depth that I'm dying to get to know about."
Whether the actor (Jim O'Heir) who plays Jerry on Parks and Rec is like his character: "Absolutely not. Jim is the most crass person, dirty-joke telling person I've ever met in my life. Jerry would blanch at anything Jim O'Heir says."
On the absence of Ann (Rashida Jones) on Parks and Rec: I think it will change the dynamic behind the scenes because Amy and Aubrey are so close to Rashida, and then obviously it will change onscreen in that Leslie doesn't have her best friend there so you will lose those interactions but I know the writers will find a way to fill that void. I do think they will come back for future episodes. I don't know but I wouldn't be mad if Idris Elba got added to the cast.
How she treats herself: "With mani-pedis, designer handbags, and online shopping."
The last time she treated herself: "Ha! It was Wednesday, and I bought myself the new Louis Vuitton black vernis Alma bag with the matching zippy wallet. I've been waiting six months for it to come in, and it finally came in. And I bought that bitch."
The Parks and Rec cast member who "can get it":"I can't think of my castmates in that fashion! They are family. But if I had to answer… Rob Lowe."
On BBC's Sherlock: "The Reichenbach Fall f****d me up. I'm dying to see how it's resolved. And I really, really need to know if he's dead or if he is showing up in Watson's imagination. And I love the show. Cumberbatch can get it."
Her favorite Parks and Rec episode: "Well the "Pawnee Rangers" episode. I particularly like the scene where Ben comes out in the Batman suit, because seeing Adam Scott in that Batman suit brought so much joy to every molecule in my body it was unreal."
On Aubrey Plaza: "She can be as awkward as she seems, but I think she does that because she loves to see people's response to it. But she is also a very sweet girl. And I think people would be surprised by that. I probably should not have told you."
Charlie Sheen is risking jail time by ignoring warnings not to trash his ex-wife Brooke Mueller online after learning her brother has been given custody of their sons. On Friday (08Nov13), a Los Angeles judge approved plans for the four-year-old twins' uncle, Scott Mueller, to take over as their new temporary guardian - and for him to move in with his sister, a recovering addict, as she continues to attempt to win back custody of the boys following a spell in rehab.
Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) granted Scott Mueller the responsibility of caring for Bob and Max after another of Sheen's exes, Denise Richards - their previous temporary guardian - revealed she could no longer look after the boys due to allegations about their increasingly bad behaviour.
Reports suggest Scott will be moving in with his sister this weekend (09-10Nov13) - and Sheen is far from happy.
Despite threats of jail time if he violates a gagging order on the custody case or his ex-wife's drug problems, the actor took to Twitter.com on Friday night (08Nov13) to vent his thoughts about the welfare of his sons.
He raged, "so lemme see if I got this straight. my twin boys are now in harms way and in grave danger. being 'raised' by a gaggle of incompetent and lascivious marionettes all ruled and fooled by an adderol snorting husk called Brooke. and guess what CPS and 'I'm Italian' judge anus-brain, you may have gagged me temporarily, but mark my unspoken words, anything happens to my boys, and you will know get to know me, know who I truly am, a loving father. tag - I'm it."
He later added, "and if this means being jailed for loving and trying to protect my children, then go for it.
"I have as many friends on the inside as i do out here. my passion WILL NOT be silenced. you are all now standing in my way. I'd recommend a shift in your geography."
Charlie Sheen's twins with ex-wife Brooke Mueller are going home to mum after a Los Angeles judge approved plans for her brother, their new temporary guardian, to move in with the recovering addict. Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) granted Scott Mueller the responsibility of caring for four year olds Bob and Max on Friday (08Nov13) after another of Sheen's exes, Denise Richards - their temporary guardian, revealed she could no longer look after the boys due to allegations about their increasingly bad behaviour.
Richards, who took in the kids after their mother was stripped of custody following a drugs bust in May (13), claimed they had started harming her pet dogs and bullying their own half-sisters, Lola and Sam, as well as her adopted baby Eloise.
She feared the boys' actions were linked to time spent with Brooke, suggesting they would often turn violent after returning from visits with her, but the judge overseeing the case has granted permission for Scott to move in with his sister to take care of his nephews, according to TMZ.com.
The ruling is all the more surprising as DCFS chiefs have not given Brooke the full custody rights she has been fighting for since completing an outpatient rehab programme last month (Oct13).
Ironically, the house Scott will be moving into is the one Sheen bought for Brooke following their divorce in 2011. Richards and Sheen live in the same gated community.
Charlie Sheen's former brother-in-law has won temporary guardianship of the actor's twin boys with Brooke Mueller. The former Two and a Half Men star's second ex-wife, Denise Richards, has been looking after his sons Bob and Max since their mother lost custody of them following a drugs bust in May (13).
However, the former Bond girl has been struggling to keep the kids under control amid concerns for their alleged behavioural issues, and she reached out to officials at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Los Angeles, revealing she can no longer take care of them because they have started harming her pet dogs and bullying her own daughters.
Richards expressed fears that the twins' bad behaviour is linked to the time they spend with their mother, suggesting they frequently turn violent after returning from visits with her, and she met with Mueller in court on Thursday (07Nov13) in a bid to find a solution for their situation.
No agreement was made during the four-hour showdown, but on Friday (08Nov13), it emerged that Mueller's brother, Scott, has been approved by DCFS officials as a suitable replacement as Bob and Max's guardian.
Richards will hand over the boys to Scott Mueller on Friday night, according to TMZ.com.
Sheen and Brooke split in 2010 after two years of marriage. She is currently seeking to regain full custody of their children after completing an outpatient rehab programme last month (Oct13).
Reality TV star Scott Disick's mother has passed away. Kourtney Kardashian's beau is mourning the loss of his 63-year-old mum, Bonnie Disick, E! News confirms.
Both Scott and Kourtney have been spotted in New York over the past few days, where Bonnie and her husband Jeff raised Scott in Long Island.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians couple, who have two young children together, were noticeably absent from Kourtney's mum Kris Jenner's birthday celebration on Tuesday (05Nov13) in Los Angeles.
The producers of Natalie Portman's new film Jane Got A Gun are suing the movie's former director, who quit the project a day before shooting began in March (13). The executives, led by Scott Steindorff, claim Lynne Ramsay was paid $750,000 (GBP500,000) for a job she didn't complete, and they have filed documents in court in New Mexico alleging her departure delayed the production.
In paperwork obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the producers also claim Ramsay was "abusive to members of the cast and crew and was generally disruptive," adding, she "failed to adhere to proper safety protocol for handling weapons on set, when she pointed a prop gun directly at a camera and, in turn, at the camera crew before first taking proper precautions."
Producers are demanding that Ramsay pays back her salary, and they are also seeking punitive damages over claims of fraud and breach of contract.
The We Need to Talk About Kevin director was replaced by Gavin O'Connor.
The project has also struggled with casting troubles - Michael Fassbender was replaced by Jude Law, who was in turn replaced by Bradley Cooper, who exited the film in May (13).
Portman and Joel Edgerton stayed with the movie and were joined by Ewan McGregor when filming eventually got underway this summer (13).
Victoria Beckham and former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson were among the big winners at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in London on Tuesday (05Nov13). Beckham, who took her teenage son Brooklyn to the gala at London's Claridge's Hotel as her date, picked up the Special Contribution to British Fashion award and was clearly thrilled by the honour and the evening.
She tweeted, "Thank u so much @JPicardie and all at Harpers @BazaarUK for my fashion award tonight. A beautiful, chic evening."
Actress Anderson scooped up the Television Icon award, while Australian Cate Blanchett was named the recipient of the International Actress accolade, and stunning 23-year-old catwalk star Jourdan Dunn took home the coveted Model of the Year trophy.
Also among the winners: Mick Jagger's fashionable girlfriend L'Wren Scott, who claimed the Tastemaker Award; Man of the Year Idris Elba, who was still recovering from an asthma attack that almost wrecked his plans to attend the South African premiere of his new movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Saturday (02Nov13); Best British Actress Naomie Harris, and Oscar winner Colin Firth's wife Livia, who picked up the Green Award for her environmental efforts in the fashion world.
The stylish designer helps create recycled clothing for stars to wear on the red carpet.
The full list of winners is:
Gillian Anderson – Television Icon
Victoria Beckham – Special Contribution to British Fashion
Cate Blanchett – International Actress
Jourdan Dunn – Model of the Year
Idris Elba – Man of the Year
Livia Firth – Green Award
Frida Giannini – International Designer
Naomie Harris – British Actress
Aerin Lauder – Businesswoman of the Year
Rita Ora – Musician of the Year
JK Rowling – Inspiration
L’Wren Scott – Tastemaker
The creators, producers and cast of Downton Abbey – Special Contribution
Natalia Vodianova - Philanthropist of the Year