Kate Winslet opened up about her pregnancy as she debuted her baby bump at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada on Saturday (07Sep13), insisting she feels "completely great" as she prepares to welcome her third child. The Titanic star is expecting a baby with her third husband Ned Rocknroll, who she married last year (12), and she has now made her first official public appearance since announcing the news.
Winslet walked the red carpet at the major movie event in Toronto on Saturday to promote her new film Labor Day, showing off her growing bump in a fitted, black dress and telling reporters, "I feel completely great. It's such a pleasure to be able to be here and still be permitted on an airplane and talk about a film that I'm proud to be a part of."
The actress adds of parenthood, "I have admiration for mothers everywhere. Being a parent turns you inside out. It completely transforms your life and, of course, your children are your absolute everything."
Winslet is also a mum to two other children, Mia, 12, with her first husband Jim Threapleton, and a nine-year-old son Joe, from her second marriage to director Sam Mendes.
"It meant a lot to have everyone be really joyful and cheerful. It was a good family connection that we hadn't had in a long time." Jessica Simpson on having her both her parents together for her son Ace Knute's birth. Joe and Tina Simpson divorced in April (13) after 34 years of marriage.
The very best thing a horror movie can do is get you so invested in the characters that it's the very idea that they are in danger that troubles you. Not the frequency of gore or the creepiness of the killers at large. And for a while, there, that's what You're Next seems to be up to: really immersing you in the family Davison. An uneven clan of resentful, emotionally distant WASPs, there is just as much tension before the killings begin during their countryside weekend getaway as there is midway through the bloodbath. The defining difference: the earlier stuff is a bit more fun.
Middle-aged married couple Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) retreat to their gigantic vacation home in the middle of nowhere, gathering each of their grown children (and their respective significant others) together for a moreover unpleasant dinner. The occasion is ambiguous, although it is suggested that the family is trying to mend some long-tattered fences with this reunion. As such, the meal proceeds with spiteful comments, passive-aggressive comebacks, and a general feeling of discomfort for the only sane one in the room: Erin (Sharni Vinson), second son Crispian's (AJ Bowen) Australian girlfriend and former student. And then, murders.
Lots and lots of murders. For no discernible reason, the family finds itself the victim of a team of eerily masked home invaders packing machetes and crossbows, bent on slaying each and every one of the dumbfounded Davisons. Naturally, as the characters fall, the stakes rise. But we lose more than bodies with each killing — we lose the fun. The fun in hearing adult siblings argue about which one of them is the fastest and as such most capable of running to get help. The fun in brothers bickering pettily about life choices while one has an arrow lodged in his upper back (that's Joe Swanberg, far and away the funniest player in the movie). Once the stars begin to get picked off with greater speed, there are fewer opportunities for these family squabbles.
The cat and mouse game to follow, however, is one a few notches above that of a normal horror flick, thanks entirely to the charms, quirks, and skills of guest Erin. Still, what we have from the second act on is a horror movie — a fun one, but nothing more. As You're Next seems to paint itself with the inventive countenance of something like Cabin in the Woods, you might be entering the game with expectations set high. Lower them just a bit, not too much. What you'll have in store is not a colorless slasher picture — it's a fun, funny, occasionally startling, and temporarily interesting. But rest assured, it's nothing too far outside the box, either.
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There's a reason we all grew up loving Boy Meets World. It is because, while the rest of television's leading males were handsome, debonair, quick-witted, and handy with a torque wrench, Cory Matthews was, instead, average. Average in looks, in smarts, in "cool," in just about every facet. Cory was the everyman. And Topanga, beautiful though she may have been and academically proficient to boot, was hardly your idea of Hollywood attractive. The pair was different from anything else you'd find on television at the time... or now. It was something in which the series might have taken pride. Now, in the construction of young Riley Matthews' budding love life on the upcoming spinoff Girl Meets World, we find one Peyton Meyer cast. The acting newcomer will play Riley's romantic interest Tristan Friar... and we're not sure how to feel about it.
We're not going to denounce Meyer before even giving him a chance on screen. For all we know, he could have the comic chops or the dorky charm of Ben Savage. But obviously, this kid has got the sort of appearance that showbiz champions. His traditional good looks could land him a spot on any television show about young love, which seems to land Girl Meets World a far cry from the "average Joe" ambiance presented by its predecessor.
This isn't necessarily a terrible thing. Maybe as the Topanga to Riley's Cory, Tristan is meant to present an alternative to the small screen trope of the schlubby guy vying for (and winning) the trophy girlfriend. Or maybe, quite simply, he's just a talented young actor who was the best possible candidate for the job. Only our return to Philly will provide the answer.
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son is undergoing tests after he was hospitalised in Texas on Monday (19Aug13). The Democrat politician and his family were enjoying a vacation last week (ends18Aug13) when Beau Biden fell ill.
After seeking medical attention at hospitals in Chicago, Illinois and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 44 year old was admitted to a facility in Houston, Texas on Monday (19Aug13) to undergo further testing.
A statement from the White House reads, "This morning, the vice president accompanied his son Beau Biden to Houston, Texas, where Beau is being evaluated to determine the cause of an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation with his family last week."
Attorney/politician Beau Biden was previously treated for a mild stroke in 2010.
Country star Jewel is hoping for a return to the Christmas charts after announcing plans to release her second holiday album. Let It Snow will feature festive favourites like Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride and White Christmas, which will feature Vince Gill.
The new album will also include two new compositions - It's Christmastime and choral track Blue Crystal Glow, which she wrote with Joe Mardin, the son of Arif Mardin, who produced her 1999 festive album, Joy: A Holiday Collection.
Jewel will join Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis in this year's (13) Christmas album charts.
Cory Monteith's estranged father has been left devastated after learning the tragic actor's remains were cremated on Tuesday (16Jul13) before he had a chance to pay his last respects to his dead son. Monteith's mother, brother and girlfriend Lea Michele staged a private viewing and farewell in Vancouver, Canada a day after the British Columbia coroner wrapped up an autopsy on the Glee star's body - and his father wasn't invited.
Heartbroken Joe Monteith, who is divorced from Cory's mother Ann, tells TMZ.com he was informed of the cremation after it had taken place.
He says, "I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very, very much. I'm saddened at the fact that I couldn't have been there to see my son before he was cremated."
Representatives for Monteith and Michele have yet to confirm the news of the cremation.
Malcolm Mclaren's longtime girlfriend has opened up about her bitter legal battle with the star's son over his estate, insisting the late Sex Pistols manager wrote him out of the will deliberately. The music mogul died in Switzerland in 2010 after losing a battle with cancer, and he left his entire estate to Young Kim, his partner of 12 years.
McLaren's son, Joseph Corre, challenged the decision in court, but his bid to overturn the will was rejected last year (12) and Kim was awarded the sum of the star's estate, which was valued at around $263,113 (£169,750).
Kim has now revealed McLaren endured an "unhappy" relationship with his son, who founded successful lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, and didn't want Corre entrusted with his legacy.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Malcolm wanted to make sure his legacy was protected... It was not Malcolm being a schmuck, but he didn't trust Joe's taste. I knew, no matter what, it would be hurtful so I didn't want to discuss it until after the funeral, but Joe drove everybody crazy asking about it... (After I told him, he said) 'I'm going to look at that will and if there's anything funny (about it) you'll be hearing from me'... Malcolm did love him as a son, he couldn't help it... Although I can't say he liked him as a person... It was such a violent, unhappy relationship... They hadn't seen each other for years. He also understood that I loved him and really cared about him... That's when he began caring about his legacy."
Kim also reveals she didn't think McLaren would have been happy with his punk-style London funeral, or the extravagant headstone, complete with a bronze death mask, which has been erected in his memory at the city's Highgate Cemetery, adding, "I imagined him saying (about the funeral) 'This is awful'... (The headstone) looks like it's come out of the Rocky Horror Picture Show... I had nothing to do with that hideous headstone."
Kim is now hoping to set up a charity in McLaren's name, as well as a fashion brand and create a book about his iconic punk fashion store, Sex, which he ran in London in the 1970s with his former partner, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Corre's mother.
The Sopranos creator David Chase paid a heartwarming tribute to late star James Gandolfini by writing his eulogy in the form of a letter to the tragic actor at his funeral in New York on Thursday (27Jun13). The executive producer remembered his friend as a man who never lost touch with his inner child as he addressed mourners at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, but admitted it was the sadness behind his eyes which helped him to bring his most famous character, mob boss Tony Soprano, to life on the small screen.
He said, "You were a good boy... A sad boy, amazed and confused. You could see it in your eyes. That's why I think you were such a great actor, because of that boy inside.
"I think your talent is that you can take the immensity of humankind and the universe and shine it right back at us."
Gandolfini's widow, Deborah Lin, the mother of his nine-month-old daughter Lily, also spoke at the service, telling the congregation, "My husband was an honest, kind and loving man. He cared more about others than himself... Thank you for the memories of the beautiful life we spent together. I love you Jim, and I always will. Rest in peace."
A host of stars from the actor's TV family turned out for the memorial, such as his onscreen wife Edie Falco and daughter Jamie-Lynn Sigler, as well as Steve Buscemi, Steve Schirripa, Lorraine Bracco, Vincent Curatola, Joe Pantoliano, Tony Sirico, Dominic Chianese, Aida Turturro, Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore, while other guests included Alec Baldwin and his heavily pregnant wife Hilaria, and Chris Christie, governor of Gandolfini's native New Jersey.
Gandolfini's sisters, Leta and Johanna, his son Michael, 13, and his ex-wife Marcy Wudarski were also in attendance for the 90-minute ceremony, which was led by Reverend James A. Kowalski.
Speaking before the funeral, Sirico expressed his sympathies for Gandolfini's baby girl having to grow up without her father, saying, "He's a great actor and he was a great guy... He's got a new baby. She'll grow up and have to be told who he was by her mum. It's sad."
And actor David Rasche, who appeared alongside Gandolfini in 2009 film In the Loop, added: "He was such a terrific guy and a terrific actor... He was a huge presence, huge... He was kind and loving and generous, but he was a really big presence; he really filled a role."
Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy last Wednesday (19Jun13) at the age of 51.
Get ready, because this summer's most captivating new series is going to trap your attention and instantly become your new favorite obsession. One of Hollywood's biggest directors, Steven Spielberg, is pairing with literary giant Stephen King for an out of this world CBS event. Under The Dome is a whirlwind of drama, intrigue, and jaw-dropping mysteries that is unlike anything else on TV.
We've collected all the details from the pilot to help catch you up on this sci-fi phenomenon and point out things you may have missed. However, since this show has a multitude of diabolical characters, twists, turns, and head-scratching events, it would be easy to get lost in a vast sea of paragraphs. (And come on, ain't nobody got time for that!) So we at Hollywood.com present you with an effecient yet effective alternative: recapping Under the Dome in under 500 words.
Is it ambitious? Heck yes! But if our cut-to-the-chase recap is exactly what the TV fan-on-the-go needs to keep up with this fantastic show, then we're more than happy to help. Read on for all the spoilers and secrets from this week’s Under the Dome series premiere.
Who's Who? Welcome to the itty-bitty neighborhood of Chester's Mill, a quaint place that features small-town charm and a variety of citizens — some who couldn't hurt a fly and others who are bats**t crazy. We first meet Dale "Barbie" Barbara, a handsome yet mysterious former army captain who seems too good to be true, despite the fact that we saw him burying a dead body. Yikes! Sheriff "Duke" Perkins is the town's fearless leader who watches over these small streets along with loyal Deputy Linda.
Big Jim Rennie is a smarmy politician and used car salesman who seems a little too excited when all hell breaks loose in town. The crazy doesn't fall too far from the tree with his son, Junior Rennie. Junior has the hots for a pretty little lady named Angie McAllister (we actually meet them both mid-coitus, ooh la la!) and he tells her that he's going to drop out of college to be with her. She promptly tells him no, he slaps her, and we realize that this is one sick teen that we sure as hell don't want to mess with.
Julia Shumway is the town's newest newspaper reporter, and someone who clearly takes her job way too seriously in a town that doesn’t even have its own Denny's. Nonetheless, she gets a tip that the town is stocking up on way too much propane and we begin to get curious. We also meet Angie's brother, Joe McCallister, and Carolyn and Alice (a lesbian couple passing through from L.A.) and their troubled daughter Norrie.
Dropping the Dome: With all of the firefighters, most of the police staff, and a handful of citizens over in the next county for the big parade day, Chester's Mill is pretty much down to their basics. And then… it drops. Birds fall from the sky from broken necks, cows are chopped in half and planes and trucks smash into invisible barriers causing mind blowing and breathtaking explosions.
No one knows what it is, no one knows why it's there, but here's what we do know: When you touch the wall of the dome, it zaps you... the first time. But any time after that, you're fine. No sounds can get in or out of the dome. The higher-ups at the military are very interested in figuring out what is going on, showing up in HazMat suits to investigate. The dome affects some teens in a super strange way — both Norrie and Joe go into a full-blown seizure, mumbling, "The stars are falling in lines."
Out Comes the Crazy: The dome is also not a fan of certain electronic devices. For example, poor Sheriff Duke has a pacemaker, and after creeping closer to the dome, the little device shoots right out of his chest. We're not 100 percent sure, but he looks all kinds of dead at the end of the episode. Junior becomes absolutely obsessed with Angie and now that the town is in disarray, he promptly kidnaps her and locks her away in his family's fallout shelter. Ready for the biggest shocker of them all? The man that Barbie was burying in the beginning of the episode is actually Julia's doctor husband, but she doesn't know he’s dead yet. Yikes!
Has Under the Dome trapped your attention? Shout out your speculations and sci-fi theories in the comments below!
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