Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have reportedly split for the second time. The X-Men: Days of Future Past stars began dating in 2011, but parted ways in January, 2013. They rekindled their romance months later, but sources tell Eonline.com report the actors have split again.
One insider says, "(The breakup) was very amicable. They spent a lot of time apart because of work and it was difficult on their relationship."
Earlier this year (14), Lawrence explained she and Hoult agreed to ignore each other while at work in a bid to avoid the frustrations of trying to keep a long-distance love affair alive, and simply give each other the space to work.
She told Marie Claire magazine, "When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super busy. Obviously you know what they're doing, and you trust them."
The news of their split comes as photos of Hoult enjoying a sushi meal with Twilight star Kristen Stewart hit the Internet.
Young lovers Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have found a way to keep their romance alive when they're both working on location - they ignore one another.
Rather than get upset when a text or phone message isn't returned, the couple has come up with a plan to avoid the frustrations of trying to keep a long-distance love affair alive and simply give each other the space to work.
Lawrence tells Marie Claire magazine, "When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super-busy. "Obviously you know what they're doing, and you trust them... At least this way he's in the same boat as I am - we can go out and have our own lives and know that we have each other."
And The Hunger Games star has no time for jealousy when it comes to her British boyfriend, insisting recent reports suggesting she was unhappy when she discovered Hoult would be starring alongside Kristen Stewart in new movie Equals were way off. She says, "There was something in a magazine, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, that's hilarious,' because Kristen and I are friends. I actually texted her a picture of it and was like, 'Just so you know, this is absolutely true'."
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Twilight star Kristen Stewart spends her free time writing poetry. The actress shared a sample of her work during an interview with America's Marie Claire magazine and allowed the editors to publish the poem in full.
Stewart reveals she wrote My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole last year (13) during a road trip across Texas and adds of her hobby, "I don't want to sound so f**king utterly pretentious... but after I write something, I go, 'Holy f**k, that's crazy.' It's the same thing with acting: If I do a good scene, I'm always like, 'Whoa, that's really dope.'"
An extract from the poem reads, "I reared digital moonlight You read its clock, scrawled neon across that black Kismetly... ubiquitously crest fallen Thrown down to strafe your foothills... I'll suck the bones pretty."
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David E. Kelley has created some amazing television series, including Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Boston Legal. He’s also married to the utterly stunning Michelle Pfeiffer. But before all of that, one of his early series was Picket Fences. This ensemble drama focused on a small town and included a legal component and how small crime cases affected the entire population.
Sherriff Jimmy Brock (Tom Skerritt) has to police the small town of Rome, Wisconsin. His wife Dr. Jill Brock (Kathy Baker) is the town doctor. They have two sons and a pensive teen daughter, Kimberly (Holly Marie Combs). He manages a precinct with sexy deputies Maxine Stewart (Lauren Holly) and Kenny Lacos (Costas Mandylor). Each episode, an unusual crime or legal issue will culminate in a court case presided over by Judge Henry Bone (Ray Walston) and defense attorney Douglas Wambaugh (Fyvush Finkel).
The series has a similar irreverence to Ally McBeal. The town features unique characters including the nosy 911 operator Ginny Weedon (Zelda Rubinstein) and the slightly creepy coroner Carter Pike (Kelly Connell). It also focuses on the legality of bizarre court cases including an assailant that likes to take baths in people’s homes, a case of spontaneous human combustion, and the legality of euthanasia.
The series has something for everyone. Each episode has equal parts family drama, the romantic interplay of the two sexy deputies, the procedural crime drama of the case of the episode, and the legal tension of court proceedings. There is also a ton of humor in the exchanges between Walston and Finkel. It also explores morality without being overly preachy. It doesn’t push an agenda but rather explores all sides of the issue.
Picket Fences offers a refreshing look back at a family drama that has a happy family. The Brock family is a united family unit dealing with the social issues, bizarre crimes, and dramatic tension of their offbeat small town. Despite the lack of internet and cell phones, the series does have some pretty relevant subject matter that holds up .
The series won multiple Emmy Awards both for the series and for leads Skerritt, Baker, Finkel, Walston, and Leigh Taylor-Young. It also featured notable appearances by James Earl Jones and Marlee Matlin.
This series makes great binge watching material, and the first two seasons are available for free on Hulu.
Actress Anna Paquin's mutant superhero character Rogue has been cut from the upcoming X-Men movie due to time constraints. The star reprised her role as Marie and her alter ego Rogue to reunite with castmates from the original X-Men trilogy, Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, for a brief appearance in director Bryan Singer's new installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
However, Singer has since revealed the final cut of the movie will not feature Paquin's character after all.
He tells Entertainment Weekly, "Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous. It's a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go.
"Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she's in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won't appear in it."
The film is due for release next year (14).
Food is a staple of life, and therefore, it's a staple of film. While some people aren't that good at making food look that appetizing on camera (we're looking at you, Martha Stewart), many excel at making the food look so delectable in films that you want to throw the bowl of popcorn in your lap away in frustration. Popcorn is tasty, but not as tasty as whatever Ron Weasley is eating.
Here our 10 movie scenes that make us wish that we could jump through the screen and eat anything and everything:
(Warning: The below content will make you hungry.)
1. Any Great Hall feast scene in Harry Potter: Unlimited delicious food is one thing, but the fact that it magically appears and replenishes itself makes it possibly the best thing ever. If I'm ever as happy and content as Ron is while he chows down on chicken legs, then I will have lived a good life.
2. When Harold and Kumar finally get to eat at White Castle in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: I think it's someone's dream out there to be surrounded by burgers and fries. (If it's not, it totally should be.) Yeah, you might feel like s**t afterwards, but it's totally (maybe) worth it.
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3. The food critic eating the ratatouille in Ratatouille: The warm colors! The sauce! The presentation! Remy the rat more than mastered the French dish, so much so that Anton Ego's tastebuds drifted him back to a time in his childhood of pure joy. Any food that floods you with memories of happiness is a dish that needs to be tasted by all.
4. The "Pure Imagination" scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Food is one thing, but candy is whole other ball game. We're talking gigantic gummy bears in trees, a chocolate waterfall, arm-length candy canes, jawbreakers the size of pumpkins, and edible teacup flowers. I don't care if I drop down a chicken chute -- I want to eat everything.
5. Almost every scene in Marie Antoinette: The film may lack plot and progression, but it sure knows how to make stuff look good. From shoes to dresses to hair to food, Sofia Coppola knew what kind of look she was going for. Now someone please pass me anything that has strawberries and whipped cream on it.
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6. The surprise breakfast scene in A Little Princess: Waking up to breakfast in your bedroom is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning, but this scene managed to take it a step further by decorating the whole room with sunset orange curtains, sunflowers, and, most importantly, a table filled with breakfast foods. And the meal is even more special because it's basically the first time Sara is treated kindly since she was banished to a life of servitude at a boarding school after her father went missing and was presumed dead. Is anyone else tearing up?
7. When Steve Martin and Meryl Streep make croissants in It's Complicated: Not only does Streep's character have the most country-chic kitchen ever, but she knows how to make a chocolate croissant while flirting. Now that's a skill. The croissants are a perfect golden brown, there's a light crunch to them, and they're so delicious that they cause Martin's character to say, "Oh, baby." (Plus, cooking/baking in a kitchen after hours is something I've always wanted to do... I'd also take being stuck in a grocery store over night.)
8. Basically any scene in Julie & Julia: Because this movie aims to make us pass out from hunger the whole way through, every scene in this movie makes the list. Except for the raw chicken scene... I don't want that.
9. When the Grinch cuts the "roast beast" in the How the Grinch Stole Christmas 1966 TV special: Combine Christmas dinner with a heartwarming ending to a story and you've got yourself the ultimate holiday meal. Or maybe I just want the cartoon food so badly because I know I'll never be able to have it...
10. When Timon and Pumbaa eat bugs in the Lion King: So I guess I like animated food scenes -- so what? Yeah, I've been told that I'm weird for thinking that the bugs look absolutely delicious, but I firmly stand by my belief that they would taste amazing. Slimy yet satisfying!
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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Singer Lisa Marie Presley is adamant her actress daughter Riley Keough would never date Robert Pattinson, because she is "best friends" with the Twilight hunk's ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Reports surfaced in June (13) suggesting Elvis Presley's granddaughter had embarked on a romance with the Brit after they were purportedly photographed together in Los Angeles, just weeks after Pattinson and Stewart were rumoured to have called off their three-year relationship for good.
A representative for Keough denied the allegations and insisted she was not the girl featured in the pictures, and now her mother Lisa Marie has made it clear the relationship speculation was completely unfounded.
Addressing the claims during an appearance on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (17Oct13), Lisa Marie said, "I will say who she's not with... and that is a complete lie, and the silliest thing I've ever heard, is that she was with Robert Pattinson, because she and Kristen Stewart are like best friends. So that was the craziest rumour that I will put to bed... That was not true."
Keough, who struck up a friendship with Stewart on the set of their 2010 biopic The Runaways, has since been spotted back with her former fiance Alex Pettyfer.
A representative for Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough has denied rumours she has started dating Robert Pattinson following his split from Kristen Stewart. The Twilight couple parted ways for good earlier this year (13) after briefly giving its relationship another try following Stewart's "momentary indiscretion" with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
The British hunk sparked speculation of a new romance after he was photographed driving in Los Angeles on Sunday (30Jun13) with a woman purported to be Keough - but now a spokesperson for Stewart's former Runaways co-star has shut down the claims.
Her rep tells JustJared.com, "Riley isn't dating Rob. And I can confirm that Riley was not photographed at all this weekend."
Keough, the actress daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, was last said to be engaged to Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer, although reports suggest the couple also split in early 2013.