British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley has opened up about her heartache after her split from Shane Warne last year (13). The couple called off its engagement in September (13) only to reunite weeks later, but they later called it a day for good.
Now Hurley has revealed she is finally bouncing back after struggling to get over the Australian cricketer for several months.
She tells Hello! magazine, "We finally parted ways in November. It was a very sad time for both of us. Love isn't a switch that you can turn on or off at will. I still love him - we are part of each other's history.
"I struggled for a while but feel in a very good place. Everything is blooming."
Hurley and Warne began dating in 2010. She has since been linked to photographer David Yarrow.
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The Barden Bellas are looking for new members, and their first recruit is Hailee Steinfeld. The Oscar nominee is set to join the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, although details about who she will play are still being kept under wraps. Steinfeld will perform alongside returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks, who will also direct the sequel. Steinfeld is the first new cast member to sign up for Pitch Perfect 2, which is set to begin filming shortly.
Pitch Perfect 2 is somewhat of a departure for Steinfeld, who has generally stuck with dramas and action films since her breakthrough role in True Grit, although her upcoming assassin comedy Barely Lethal does seem to suggest that she is interested in exploring new genres. Pitch Perfect is a great way for her to test out her comedic chops, since playing a supporting role in an ensemble comedy will give her a chance to play off of the other actresses as well as the freedom to try out new things without the added pressure of carrying the film. She's already had some experience delivering smaller comedic moments in projects like 3 Days to Kill, so she should fit in with the other ladies of Pitch Perfect 2 well.
The sequel is also a great opportunity for her to expand her fan base and connect with a younger audience. Since True Grit, many of her films have been aimed at older, male-leaning audiences. Though she's made films like Romeo and Juliet and Ender's Game, which are targeted at teenagers, neither one was a big hit at the box office, so Pitch Perfect 2 will allow her to reach a much larger audience than she might have been able to in some of her other films. Recently, Steinfeld has had a run of playing the daughter in big action films fronted by older actors, and so a film starring other young women gives her a chance to explore different storylines and scenarios that may allow her to connect with a younger audience than the ones that generally go to see Kevin Costner blockbusters.
Since the first Pitch Perfect was a surprise hit, it seems incredibly likely that the highly-anticipated sequel will do well at the box office too. That's a good sign for Steinfeld, whose recent films have struggled to make big numbers. Though she's not struggling to get good roles, a hit film might open up the opportunity for her to play more leading roles, or explore a wider range of genres.
However, what Steinfeld really needs more than a hit film is a good film, one that reminds everyone just how talented she is. Many of her subsequent projects haven't been as well-received as True Grit, which might explain why she has been stuck playing so many daughters and best friends. Her performance in the Coen Brothers Western proved that she has enough talent and screen presence to carry a film of her own, but after making so many mediocre films, many moviegoers have probably forgotten just how good she is. And while all Pitch Perfect 2 seems set to make a lot of money, it's also probably not the good movie that Steinfeld needs.
Pitch Perfect is a fun, entertaining film, but it's not a particularly well-written one, to say nothing of the issues that come with the numerous jokes about characters' weight and sexual identity. Even if Steinfeld’s role is the film’s breakout character, it’s not the kind of film that would lead to roles in more quality films the way that something like Bridesmaids or The Heat did for its stars. With so many similar characters filling up her filmography, Steinfeld needs another complex, attention-grabbing or interesting character to remind filmmakers what she is capable of before she starts to become typecast. She seems to be taking steps towards preventing that now, by experimenting with different genres, but what she really needs is quality film with a compelling character to showcase her talent, the way she was able to with Mattie in True Grit.
Steinfeld is likely being considered for the same kind of roles as actresses like Chloe Grace Moretz, Shailene Woodley and Jennifer Lawrence, but though they have followed up their breakthrough roles with other attention-grabbing performances and star turns, Steinfeld has been stuck playing primarily supporting parts, which limits her range and opportunities. While Pitch Perfect 2 is a great chance for her to show a different side of herself, it might not be the film she needs to get out of the daughter/sister/supporting character rut that she’s been in for some time now.
Actress Elizabeth Olsen has opened up about her engagement to Boyd Holbrook, revealing she is "excited" to plan a celebration surrounded by her family and friends. In March (14), speculation surfaced that the Martha Marcy May Marlene star is set to tie the knot with her beau of two years, and now she has officially confirmed the news in an interview for the latest issue of Marie Claire U.K., sharing her enthusiasm for planning the wedding itself.
The 25 year old admits "I'm relaxed about it, but I am excited and planning ideas because it's fun - It's just like throwing a party to celebrate life. I love being in a relationship a lot."
Incidentally, her older sister Mary-Kate is also set to walk down the aisle with her fiance Olivier Sarkozy, but when asked if the sisters have any interest in planning a double wedding, Olsen replies, "No, I just told her she gets to pick a date first!"
Actress Hailee Steinfeld is joining the cast of the upcoming sequel to Pitch Perfect. The True Grit star will show off her singing skills in the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2012 film, centred upon a college a cappella group.
Elizabeth Banks, who starred and executive produced the first film, will direct the sequel, which has already begun production in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
She took to Twitter.com on Wednesday (30Apr14) to announce Steinfeld's casting and wrote, "@HaileeSteinfeld Welcome to the Barden Bellas! Now lace up your dancing shoes, and get your tush down to Baton Rouge."
Original stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are set to reprise their roles in the new film, which is slated to hit cinemas next May (15).
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Those who went to see Bad Teacher in theaters thinking it was the second coming of Bridesmaids were sorely mistaken. Instead of a hilarious female-centric comedy with heart and compelling characters, Bad Teacher was just more mindlessly raunchy humor. It was not well received to say the least, which is why a TV adaptation had us puzzled. But, after the premiere last week, we’re enjoying the Bad Teacher TV comedy much more than the movie.
Within the very first episode, the show creates a more balanced character in Meredith Davis (the bad teacher played by Ari Graynor). Although she’s still a bit of a gold digger, she has some heart, too — she helped boost the confidence of some less popular girls at her the high school where she works.
While the movie only really scratched the surface of its main character — Elizabeth Halsey played by Cameron Diaz (who is helping to produce the show along with its star) — the TV series will have much more time to delve into the main character. Twelve more episodes in fact.
Similarly, the movie focused entirely on Elizabeth’s quest to land her ideal man, Scott Delacorte (played by everyone’s ideal man, Justin Timberlake). However the first episode of the show gave as much time to how Meredith became a teacher and fit into the school as her ploy to shop for hot dads through a career day event. Although the golddigging aspect of the main character can be funny, the moments where the show focused on their bad teacher’s non-romantic plights were more entertaining.
Although the television show may not paint Meredith as bad as Elizabeth — there certainly was no scene of Meredith smoking marijuana in her car outside of the school — they have the potential to create a more dynamic and likable character. The fish out of water aspect, in which Meredith finds herself as a teacher with absolutely no qualifications except that she graduated from high school, is the most interesting aspect of Bad Teacher. If the TV series continues to explore that side of the show, they’ll create a much funnier and more entertaining comedy than the film turned out to be.
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has urged female fans to have their breasts checked by doctors by publishing a picture of herself undergoing a mammogram scan. The Bedazzled star, who is a longtime supporter of beauty company Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, is in New York City to attend a fundraising event for research into the disease, and she publicised the importance of regular check-ups by going for a scan.
On Monday (28Apr14), Hurley published a picture of herself in a clinic, dressed in a robe and surrounded by medical equipment, adding, "After 40 you should have an annual mammogram. Had mine this morning. It's always nerve wracking but remember.... Breast cancer is 95 per cent curable if detected early."
Pop star Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo and British singers Ed Sheeran and John Newman were among the performers at Australia's top TV awards ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday night (27Apr14). The four stars all took to the stage during the 2014 Logie Awards, along with Australian singer Tina Arena and U.S. duo MKTO, with Derulo kicking off the show at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Minogue returned to the podium after her performance to present the night's top honour, the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on TV, to small screen veteran Scott Cam.
Other big winners on the night included Elizabeth Moss' crime drama Top of the Lake, which was named Most Outstanding Mini-series Or Telemovie, and Redfern Now, which landed Most Outstanding Drama Series.
Newlywed actress Asher Keddie topped off a sensational month by collecting two Silver Logies, for Most Outstanding Actress and Most Popular Actress, just weeks after she married her artist boyfriend in Fiji.
Following the show, Minogue faced a backlash on Twitter.com from fans who claimed the pop star had mimed her performance of her new single I Was Gonna Cancel, but the singer hit back at the criticism by insisting she was singing live.
She writes in a post on the social networking website, "Yes, we did something different and YES, I was singing live."
"Oh Lord; uniforms, games kit, new shoes, haircuts, maths projects... yay, love the start of a new term... also slightly thwarted by a house guest driving off to London with my car keys in their pocket." Elizabeth Hurley's plans to get her 12 year old son Damian ready for his return to school were thrown into chaos when she lost her car keys.
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley was left petrified after she discovered her country home had been overrun with mice. The Bedazzled star spotted a rodent scurrying out from underneath a sofa last week (ends20Apr14), leaving guests at her house in a panic.
She told fans on Twitter.com, "Mayhem. A mouse just shot out from behind the sofa. Screaming women (me loudest) and children."
Hurley dealt with the situation by asking her mother to bring over her pet cats: "My mum on her way round with her two killer cats. I'm having a stiff drink."
She later added, "Operation Vermin started early this morning. On my hands and knees looking for evidence... Thank you for all your rodent killing advice... taking it all on board. Have declared war on them."
Beloved British actress Angela Lansbury officially became a Dame on Tuesday (15Apr14) when she received the honour from Queen Elizabeth II. The Murder, She Wrote star was named in the British monarch's New Year Honours List, and she came face-to-face with the royal during a glitzy ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.
Lansbury said after receiving the honour, "It is a very proud day for me to be recognised by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion... (The honorary Academy Award she received in 2013) is for my work in motion pictures and this is for the overall accomplishments of my life as an actress. It has afforded me the joy of working in America and also in England a great deal."
During the ceremony, veteran entertainer Nicholas Parsons was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) and sculptor Antony Gormley received a knighthood.