The Italian Job actress, who has dated Billy Zane and Jason Statham, admits she has been checking out Steele in action since the pair became friends on the set of the 2010 fishy film.
She tells Britain's Sunday Sport newspaper, "Riley and I became really good friends and I was really intrigued by what she was doing and how she got into it.
"I was really impressed by how much she enjoyed what she did and I admired her and became a big fan of her work."
Brook and Steele shot an underwater lesbian scene for Piranha 3D.
The Tourist is about as difficult to get through as spotting the vowels in the name of its director. Florian Henckel von Donnersmark was last seen receiving a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2007 for The Lives of Others which was about a couple living in East Berlin who were being monitored by the police of the German Democratic Republic. Its positive reception made way for the assumption that Donnersmark would continue to populate the USA with films of seemingly otherworldly and underrepresented themes. But his current project is saddening in its superficiality and total implausibility.
The film’s only real upside is its stars: two of our most prized Americans. Johnny Depp plays Frank Tupelo a math teacher from Wisconsin who travels to Europe after his wife leaves him presumably because of his weakness and simplicity. While en route to Venice he meets Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie) who situates herself in his company after she receives a letter from her criminal lover Alexander Pearce (who stole some billions from a very wealthy Russian and the British government) with instructions to find someone on a train who looks like him and make the police believe that he is the real Alexander Pearce to throw the authorities and the Russians off his track. Elise picks Frank and after they are photographed kissing each other on the balcony of Elise’s hotel everyone begins to believe Frank is the real Pearce and so begins the chase.
While Donnersmark could not have picked two better looking people to film roaming around Venice his lack of faith in the audience is obvious. Every aspect of the characters is hammed up again and again as if Donnersmark felt burdened with the task of making us see his vision. Doubtful that we’re capable of getting to where he wants us he has crafted a movie completely devoid of subtlety. Elise’s strength and superiority over Frank are portrayed by close-ups and repeated instances of men burping up their lungs upon seeing her (as if her beauty is in any way subjective?). And in case we forgot that Frank is the victim in this story -- even though he’s been tricked chased and shot at - Donnersmark still felt the need to pin him with a lame electronic cigarette to puff on. Frank and Elise somehow manage to lack mystery even though we get very few factual details about each of them.
Nothing extraordinary comes to us in the way of the film’s structural elements either. There is very little of the action that The Tourist’s marketing led us to believe and the dialog is often painful. The plot itself is almost shockingly unbelievable especially when we’re asked to believe that Elise falls in love with Frank after a combination of kissing him once and her disclosed habit of swooning over men she only spent an hour with (yes that was on her CV).
The Tourist is rather empty and cosmetic. It’s worth seeing if you’re a superfan of Jolie or Depp but don’t expect to walk out of the theater with anything more than the stub you came in with.
Mark Ronson, designer Vivienne Westwood and TV presenter Michael Palin are also supporting the scheme, which aims to encourage more Brits to go green to help the planet.
Climate Week founder Kevin Steele tells WENN, "We are delighted that people such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sienna Miller, Lily Cole and Mark Ronson are backing Climate Week.
"Their support is a vital part of showing how everyone can do their bit to combat climate change. With the energy and influence of the biggest names in entertainment, politics and business, Climate Week can help inspire millions of people to protect our planet and create a secure future."
Climate Week takes place in Britain between 21 and 27 March (11).
The James Bond star, whose last high-profile stint on TV came in 1980s crime show Remington Steele, has signed up to star in a new thriller series about a private detective, based on the experiences of real life investigator Logan Clarke.
Brosnan will not play the lead in the show, but will take on a smaller part, according to Deadline.com.
The currently unnamed project will be penned by former ER writer/producer Jack Orman, while the former 007 will act as an executive producer.
The British beauty admits French director Alexandre Aja managed to get the most out of her in new movie Piranha 3D - because his sexy accent melted her and made her willing to do almost anything.
That included getting naked and performing an underwater lesbian love scene with adult actress Riley Steele.
Brook tells Playboy magazine, "Alexandre is French, so we did anything he asked us to do just because of his accent.
"If he were a ballsy American and asked me to bend over and smile at the camera, I'd be a bit suspicious."
But the former model admits the underwater scenes with Steele were tough: "You have to practice holding your breath and hitting your marks... It's not as easy as it looks."
The comedian has recruited his parents, comedy double act Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, to appear with him in an upcoming current affairs show, which will seem them discussing news items.
The trio will film short episodes, which are slated to appear on Yahoo.com at the end of the year (10).
Yahoo Chief Marketing Officer Elisa Steele says, "Ben had a great idea, he started to talk to us and it was a good fit with Yahoo."
The Titanic star is the first celebrity to have their worth "audited" by the U.K. Film Council, who used Winslet as a "test case" to determine the monetary value the creative industries contribute to the economy.
Researchers took into account Winslet's salary, as well as the effect she has on tourism, crediting her with drawing in approximately $55 million (£34.4 million) investment in her British films.
David Steele, the head of research and statistics at the U.K. Film Council, tells Britain's The Times, "When an actor achieves international prominence, they have a general effect of boosting their country of origin that works its way through television appearances, advertising and celebrity news."
The show, which revolved around comedian Ray Romano's fictitious family life, currently airs in over 170 countries around the world - and Russian TV tsars are hoping to remake the series as a local favourite.
Roberts tells WENN, "They thought the person to play my role should be something like Cher. I don't know what that's gonna be like and can't wait to see that.
"They claim they're inviting the original cast to Russia for the premiere. I hope I can go and I'm gonna get a Cher wig.
And Roberts admits the now defunct comedy has some pretty powerful fans: "I got a call from Pierce Brosnan, who I worked with on Remington Steele, and he said, 'Oh Doris, I'm in the dentist's chair and I'm watching you on Everybody Loves Raymond and I'm laughing my head off.'".
Here it is: The day everyone's been waiting for.
For the cast of "Friends," it's a chance to finally meet Brad Pitt. For the rest of us, it's a chance to get a glimpse of the biggest Hollywood wedding of this young century.
In case you haven't heard, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are tying the knot today, in a seaside ceremony in tony Malibu. According to the best rumors out there, the vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. PDT and, as is de rigeur with A list weddings, the couple have done everything in their considerable power to make sure that the media stays as far away as possible.
TV news helicopters on Friday were already circling the little strip of beach where a big tent has been erected to accommodate the expected 200-plus guests at the wedding reception. But tonight those helicopters might have to stay on the ground -- word has it that Pitt's taken legal and other precautions to ensure that the whirlybirds stay away, including a planned fireworks display that'll explode in the sky once the "I do's" are finished.
After weeks of rumors by gossip columnists and denials by publicists, the low-key Pitt-Aniston ceremony has become the biggest celebrity wedding Los Angeles has seen in some time.
Here are a few tidbits that have been circulating in recent days, via local and national news reports:
More than $100,000 is being spent on entertainment for the wedding.
The couple shelled out $80,000 to fly guests in for the nuptials.
Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, says 200 people are invited to the ceremony.
The wedding was delayed at least one week so that Lisa Kudrow, who was out of the country, could attend.
The 31-year-old bride will wear a wedding gown designed by Lawrence Steele, the same designer who crafted her black, plunging-neckline Oscar ensemble this year.
Invitations were sent last week, but the guests weren't supposed to know the exact address of the wedding until today. That secret has apparently been blown wide open, however, since somebody with a camera discovered the big white tent where the reception is apparently going to be held (it's right next to an outdoor garden area, where the wedding itself is apparently planned). Gwyneth Paltrow As everyone knows, Pitt, 36, and Aniston have been dating for about three years. Pitt was previously engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow, and he had a thing with Juliette Lewis. Aniston was in a three-year relationship with actor Tate Donovan.
And, sorry to say, Hollywood.com is not among the invited.
Celebrity guests? Fireworks? Malibu? It must be a celebrity wedding. In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, Hollywood glam couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston tied the knot Saturday in Malibu, Calif.
And contrary to earlier reports, the wedding did not take place at the 36-year-old heartthrob's Malibu home. Doing the honors was the estate of television producer Marcy Carsey ("3rd Rock from the Sun," "That ’70s Show").
The couple were married under a white tent with the Pacific Ocean as their background and 200-plus guests as their witnesses. It was the first marriage for the bride and groom.
Aniston wore a floor-length white satin gown designed by Lawrence Steele, the same designer who crafted her plunging-neckline Oscar gown this year. Her suede sandals, ivory and high-heeled, were designed by Manolo Blahnik.
Pitt ("Fight Club," "Meet Joe Black") wore a black tuxedo designed by Hedi Slimane. His attendants donned black tuxedos designed by Prada.
The Arquettes Among the guests shuttled via limousine to the nuptials: Edward Norton (Pitt’s co-star in "Fight Club") with date Salma Hayek (she costarred with Matthew Perry in "Fools Rush In"); "Friends" co-star Perry; Cameron Diaz (she and Aniston costarred in "She's the One"); "Friends" co-star Lisa Kudrow; and "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox Arquette and husband David Arquette.
Oh, and about those fireworks. Some items reportedly on the wedding tab: $20,000 for fireworks; $750,000(!) for the wedding ring; $80,000 to fly in guests; $100,000 for security; $75,000 for flowers; and $100,000 for live entertainment.
According to reports, Paris Match magazine will have exclusive rights to the wedding photos. Money for the photos will be donated to charity.
With additional reports from print, TV and online sources.