Top model Lara Stone lost a big job after revealing she was pregnant. The Dutch stunner was fired by bosses at a major fashion brand after making them aware she was expecting her first child with comedian husband David Walliams.
Stone tells Porter magazine she had only just found out she was with child and couldn't hide her joy - but the good news quickly soured.
She says, "I was really upset at the time. I hadn't yet had my three-month scan and I felt really vulnerable about everything. I no longer had a job. That was it - I had to just stop everything that I knew; the way my life was."
And she also tells the magazine she struggled to bounce back after giving birth: "Once the baby was out, I was like, 'What the hell is going on? My arms don't fit into my sweaters'. I couldn't get my jeans over my knees. I couldn't find a bra that fitted me. I had body dysmorphia but the wrong way round."
Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle and Gary Oldman have taken on their meanest critics by responding to their vile tweets as part of a TV skit. The stars were among the celebrities who read out real social media attacks as part of the seventh Mean Tweets segment on U.S. late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which aired on Wednesday (21May14).
Roberts could hardly keep a straight face as she read @kemotherapy7's tweet: "There are people who think Julia Roberts is hot!? Her gigantic mouth looks like it will devour an elephant in one bite." She then said, "Thank you kemotherapy7 - and good luck."
Cheadle and Ashton Kutcher simply stared into the camera as they read out their mean tweets, while Courteney Cox responded, "That's sweet!" to @kanara11's "I hate Courteney Cox. I f**king hate her, P**sy hoe."
Andy Garcia, illusionist David Blaine, Jeremy Piven, Emma Stone, Ethan Hawke and comedian Don Rickles also read out their Twitter.com attacks, while Matthew McConaughey quizzically asked, "What the f**k is a d**k turd" when @dippi_mufc called him the name, and Oldman burst into laughter as he read @hoveybenjamin's "Gary Oldman sucks and his accents are f**king annoying as s**t".
But the best response came from Sofia Vergara after she read @mamaowl_kirby's "Sofia Vergara sounds like she has a d**k in her mouth. I hate hearing her talk". The Colombian actress shot back, "What's wrong with having a d**k in my mouth?"
Hip-hop star Jay Z staged a mock proposal to wife Beyonce on the red carpet for the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala after she dropped one of her rings. The superstar couple were among the A-list guests at the annual New York City event on Monday (05Apr14).
The Crazy in Love hitmaker donned a sheer black Givenchy dress with a veil headpiece, but when she dropped one of her Lorraine Schwartz rings, her chivalrous husband was quick to pick up and perform a pretendproposal in front of photographers.
Beyonce and Jay Z weren't the only head-turning couple at the charity ball - Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Victoria and David Beckham, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, Johnny Depp and his new fiancee Amber Heard, and Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman, were all among the attendees.
The bash, overseen by Vogue U.S. editor Anna Wintour, was co-hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper, and was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Officials representing tragic author David Foster Wallace's estate have released a statement objecting to a biopic film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. The End of the Tour centres on a road trip Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, took with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky in 1996, and is based on the book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.
The movie is currently filming, but the family is not on board with the project and insist Wallace would never have consented to it.
A statement from a representative for the estate reads: "The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, David's family, and David's longtime publisher Little, Brown and Company wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support The End of the Tour.
"This motion picture is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to eighteen years ago for a magazine article about the publication of his novel, Infinite Jest. That article was never published and David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be re-purposed as the basis of a movie...
"The individuals and companies involved with the production were made keenly aware of the substantive reasons for the Trust's and family's objections to this project, yet persisted in capitalizing upon a situation that leaves those closest to David unable to prevent the production. The Trust will continue to review its legal options with respect to any commercial exploitation of the motion picture."
Actor Brad Pitt is set to star in a film about real-life U.S. General Stanley A. Mcchrystal. The Operators will be based on Michael Hastings' 2011 book about the rise and fall of the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He was forced to resign after he sharply criticised U.S. President Barack Obama during an interview for Rolling Stone magazine.
Pitt will produce the project, which will be directed and written by Animal Kingdom's David Michod.
Details about which character the actor will play have yet to be released.
Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff has called off the auction of a 14-foot (4.2-metre) long model made in his likeness after changing his mind about the sale so he could keep it in his possession. The larger-than-life prop, which features the actor in his Baywatch swim trunks outstretched in a swimming position, was created for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004.
It has since been used in a Comedy Central Roast of the actor, and U.S. late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel even turned it into his desk while he interviewed actress Emma Stone on his show last Thursday (03Apr14).
The piece was to be sold at part of a Julien's Auctions Hollywood memorabilia event beginning on Friday (11Apr14), and was one of the key pieces in the auction, which also features items from the estates of Greta Garbo and Jonathan Winters.
But Hasselhoff has now made the last-minute decision to pull the item from the charity auction after taking note of all the publicity it was receiving.
Julien's Auctions president Darren C. Julien tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He thinks so much of himself that he pulled it."
The estimated sale price for the model was between $20,000 (£11,914) and $30,000 (£17,871) and it already reached $28,000 (£16,680) in pre-auction bidding.
U.S. late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel had fun with the 14 foot (4.2 meter) David Hasselhoff likeness made for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie on his show on Thursday (03Apr14) - he turned the creepy prop into his desk while he interviewed actress Emma Stone. The larger-than-life Hasselhoff is to be auctioned off as part of an upcoming Julien's Auctions Hollywood memorabilia sale.
British singer Paloma Faith has blamed social media for ruining the mystique of music superstars. The Picking Up The Pieces hitmaker admits she tried to keep her personal life private when she first entered the music business back in 2009, but had to reveal all to boost her appeal to fact-hungry fans.
Faith is now convinced reclusive rock icon David Bowie is the industry's last real star.
She tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "There's no mystery or excitement about being a pop star any more. People know everything now, there's no stone unturned with social media.
"It was brilliant that David Bowie won a BRIT Award (in February) and totally deserved, he's an incredible artist and the last of a generation. I wish they didn't know everything about me.
"Originally when I got in the music business I wanted to be mysterious but I realised I wouldn't get anywhere so became really open. It's the only way to sell records now."
Plenty of actors have lent their voices to prime time animated series like The Simpsons or movies like The Croods and Toy Story. But it’s hard to imagine Saturday Morning Cartoons with huge stars. A lot of people are shocked to find out that the original voice of Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star James Avery, or to recall which Star Wars veteran was behind The Joker. Perhaps you weren't aware of the big names behind some of these childhood favorites...
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
A group of teenagers use magic rings to harness the elements and to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero. Each episode, they battle villains trying to pollute the environment. Whoopi Goldberg voices Gaia, the spirit of the Earth and their boss. What a lot of children at the time didn’t realize is the show’s villains are all played by major celebrities. Meg Ryan is Dr. Blight, a disfigured doctor who works with a sarcastic British computer. Jeff Goldblum plays Verminous Skumm, a mutated rat creature with a fondness for toxic waste. Sting even appears on the show as the creatively named Zarm. Other villains are played by Hollywood veterans Martin Sheen, James Coburn, Malcolm McDowell, and Ed Asner. Major celebs also stop by for guest appearances including Danny Glover, Louis Gossett Jr., and even Elizabeth Taylor.
This Disney cartoon creates a mythology where stone gargoyles come to life when the sun sets. It also has a bizarre Star Trek connection. Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis play series villains David Xanatos and Demona. There are also performance by other The Next Generation stars Michael Dorn, Brett Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Colm Meany. The captains of Deep Space Nine, Avery Brooks, and Voyager, Kate Mulgrew, appear on the cartoon. Nichelle Nichols even makes an appearance.
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman is probably the most star-studded cartoon in television history. The series features appearances by stars from the 1970s to today. 1970s icons like Adrienne Barbeau, Michael York, and Marilu Henner pop by the series. Bewitched actress Elizabeth McGovern plays her last role ever on the cartoon. Mark Hamill, a.k.a. Luke Skywalker, finds a career resurgence playing The Joker. Night Court’s Richard Moll, The Beastmaster Marc Singer, and Melissa Gilbert all bring 1980s nostalgia playing major characters. Bruce Wayne’s various love interests include Heather Locklear, comedian Julie Brown, and Supergirl Helen Slater. There are also appearances by future celebrities like Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss and Megan Mullally.
Similarly, this Man of Steel cartoon has a ton of television actors lending their voices. Superman is voiced by Wings star Tim Daly and Lois Lane is Desperate Housewives star Dana Delany. Sitcom stars Peri Gilpin, Brad Garett, and Joely Fisher all appear on the show.
British royal Prince Harry, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Richard E. Grant were among those who turned out to remember Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in London on Monday (03Mar14). The civil rights icon died in December (13) aged 95, and he was remembered at a service at London's Westminster Abbey on Monday.
More than 2,000 mourners turned out, including actor Grant, Prince Harry, who represented his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II at the service, and the U.K.'s current leader Cameron, as well as former Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Gordon Brown.
Other attendees included Mandela's daughter Zenani and South African activist Desmond Tutu, who spoke during the service.
The memorial ended with a rendition of South Africa's national anthem. A special stone will be laid in Mandela's honour at Westminster Abbey.