Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial new movie The Interview has been given a huge release boost - Sony studio executives have decided to launch the comedy in America on Christmas Day (25Dec14).
The film, in which Franco and Rogen play tabloid TV reporters who land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un only to learn they have to assassinate him, was scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas in October (14), but it will now roll out among Oscar contenders and blockbusters during one of Hollywood's most popular weeks.
The comedy will now face off against Angelina Jolie's new film Unbroken, the star-studded Into the Woods and family film Paddington at the box office.
Kim Basinger's model daughter Ireland Baldwin is paying tribute to her mum's breakout role in 9 1/2 Weeks in a new ad campaign for clothing brand Rampage. The 18-year-old daughter of Basinger and ex-husband Alec Baldwin is the face of the fashion company's autumn (14) collection, making it her very first solo campaign.
The ads feature the blonde beauty wearing a series of dresses, fitted outerwear and fitted tops, but in one shot, she pays homage to her mum's sultry role in the 1986 erotic drama.
In the photograph, Baldwin recreates Basinger's famous image behind window blinds, sensually posing in the shadows and eating strawberries.
The young model credits her famous mum with encouraging her to pursue a career in front of the camera, telling Access Hollywood, "My mum was the one who kind of told me that modelling can really boost your confidence... Growing up in the spotlight has definitely made me stronger."
Baldwin follows in the footsteps of supermodels Petra Nemcova, Bar Refaeli, Gisele Bundchen and Irina Shayk, who have all been featured in Rampage campaigns.
Lana Del Rey's bizarre behaviour continued during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, when she insisted she wasn't worthy of becoming a cover girl for the publication. Just weeks after she accused a British journalist of manipulating a chat for The Guardian, during which she announced she wished she was dead, the Summertime Sadness star has stunned another reporter by insisting someone else should have been given the honour of fronting the respected music bible.
After trying to cancel her interview with senior writer Brian Hiatt, Del Rey told him, "I'm not sure if they should run this story. I feel like maybe we should wait until there's something good to talk about. You know? I just wish you could write about something else.
"There has to be someone else to be the cover story. Like, there has to be. Anybody."
Ironically, Del Rey is the perfect cover girl for Rolling Stone - after performing on the eve of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding, she topped charts all over the world with her new album Ultraviolence.
During the Rolling Stone interview, the singer also revisited her "wish I was dead" comments, stating, "Well, I feel f**king crazy, but I don't think I am. People make me feel crazy... I find that most people I meet figure I kind of want to kill myself anyway."
Iggy Azalea has scored another chart record in the U.S. by becoming the first female rapper to land six weeks at number one with the same tune.
The Fancy hitmaker became the first act to score a one-two punch at the top of the countdown with her chart debuts, and now she's the Billboard Hot 100's queen of rap.
She passes Lil' Kim, who spent five weeks at number one with the all-star collaboration Lady Marmalade in 2001.
Meanwhile, MAGIC!'s Rude rises a spot to two on the new chart, swapping places with Ariana Grande's Problem, which features Azalea, and pop duo Nico & Vinz's Am I Wrong stays put at four. Sam Smith rounds out the new top five with Stay With Me.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has urged fellow celebrities to give up a boycott of the Dorchester Collection hotel chain as she fears staff will suffer during the protest. Kanye West's new wife has switched sides in the Hollywood-fuelled debate, in which stars have refused to stay in or visit the hotels since the owner - Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah - adopted a harsh Sharia Law penal code calling for homosexuality to be punishable by death in his home country.
Kardashian originally planned to host her bridal shower at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California earlier this year (14), but joined stars including Sharon Osbourne and Ellen DeGeneres in boycotting the venue and moved the pre-wedding party to the nearby Peninsula Hotel. However, in an entry posted on her blog on Monday (23Jun14), Kardashian now encourages her fans and fellow celebrities to call off the boycott.
She writes, "My best friend Allison and I wanted to take our babies out to lunch a few days ago... We were planning on taking them to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is where we always go because they respect not having any paparazzi drive onto their property, but I reminded Allison that my bridal shower was moved from that hotel due to the actions of the Sultan of Brunei. "Allison shared with me her view on the situation and we 100 per cent agree that the actions and law enforcements of the Sultan are completely against everything we believe in." She continues, "However, I started to realise that maybe boycotting the hotel isn't the best solution either. For a sultan that has 20 billion dollars, this loss of business doesn't even make a dent in his fortunes. But the hotel staff are being negatively affected every day with the boycott that has gone on for weeks now... "We shouldn't punish the amazing hard-working people who have been so good to us for years!... "There must be other ways to express our views without punishing the workers, some who I know personally have families at home and depend on the city's business and tips to survive... "The unjust treatment and violation of rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community around the world is never justified and I will continue to proudly support the LGBT community in every way imaginable. I do believe though that instead of this boycott, there has to be another solution. "I hope we can come together and stand up for our beliefs while still making sure good people aren't wrongfully hurt in the process. Boycotting the hotel won't affect the sultan, just our dear friends who work there."
Kanye West has moved to clear up reports suggesting he is feuding with Annie Leibovitz after the fashion photographer pulled out of plans to shoot the rapper's official wedding snaps with Kim Kardashian. The Stronger hitmaker appeared to take aim at Leibovitz while speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity conference in France on Tuesday (17Jun14) after revealing she had cancelled on the couple on the eve of its big day in Italy last month (May14).
A representative for the snapper subsequently insisted Leibovitz had never been confirmed for the gig, although she was "disappointed it didn't happen".
Now the pair has issued a lengthy joint statement to news outlets to silence any suggestion of a fall out.
In the press release, a spokesperson for West claims his comments have been "taken out of context and sensationalized", adding, "Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way.
"Kanye and Annie's representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding."
The statement continued, "Annie Leibovitz - the legendary photographer responsible for Kim and Kanye's recent Vogue cover - is not known to shoot weddings. But Kanye West dreams big. He loves and respects Annie as a true artist and wanted to bring her eye for beauty to the imagery of the event."
We've been getting little peeks at Ciara's newborn baby since his birth a few weeks back, and today she reveals the baby behind all those shoes. Here's our first official look at Future Zahir:
She also shared one other photo for Father's Day with the following caption: "From The Moment Baby Future Arrived, He Was Holding Your Hand So Tight, He Knew You Were Dad. Seeing That Melted My Heart... When I Look At Him, I See You Shining Through, And That's One Of The Most Beautiful Things Ever! You Are Truly One Of The Realist, Most Caring, Hard Working, Loving Dads In The World, and I'm So Proud Of You.I Love You. Happy Fathers Day @Future."
Well, he's got some stiff competition in North West, but this may very well be the fanciest baby on the planet. All that leather? And it's probably Givenchy? It's nice to meet Mr. Baby Future. We're assuming he takes a little caviar with his bottles.
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Kim Kardashian currently holds the record for the most "liked" Instagram photo of all time. That picture of her sharing her first kiss with new husband Kanye West sent the internet into a frenzy, but this new photo is a winner too. After weeks and weeks of specualtion, Kim finally revealed this photo of baby North West in her Givenchy dress at the wedding:
The blushing bride captioned the photo with, "My everything."
Right now the photo has over 1.3 million "likes." The famous wedding photo has 2.8 million, so there's quite a ways to go. But those super-mushy baby cheeks deserve all the "likes" in the world. Seriously. All of them.
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Kanye West gave his new wife Kim Kardashian a semi-naked portrait of herself as a wedding present. The showbiz couple married in Florence, Italy on 24 May (14), and now it has emerged the rapper commissioned a special painting of his bride, dressed in nothing but a G-string and high-heeled shoes, by street artist Bambi as a special gift.
The portrait is titled Perfect B**ch and shows Kardashian squatting in a provocative pose.
Bambi's agent and manager Leonard Villa reveals the rapper asked for "something regal but typically Kim", telling Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "This has been done on metal and just completed in time for the couple's return (from honeymoon). It was a recent commission and Bambi has turned it around in three weeks. The request came through an agent and the fee is in five figures... So far it's a one-off..."
"Everyone please say a prayer for my family. Sarah Porter, the grandmother of my children and the mother of (ex-fiancee Kim Porter) has passed on. She was the nicest person I have ever met, had a heart of gold, and truly a great grandmother... and mom..." Rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs mourns the death of his four kids' maternal grandmother. The loss is the second tragedy to hit the star in as many weeks - his beloved dog Honey died earlier this month (Apr14).