"They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his face." Diminutive actress Natalie Portman needed a height boost for kissing scenes with Chris Hemsworth in their 2011 movie Thor.
Paul Hogan's Crocodile Dundee romance appears to be over - his actress wife Linda Kozlowski has filed for divorce. The couple met on the set of the 1986 action film and married in 1990, after Australian star Hogan had divorced his first wife Noelene.
Kozlowski has cited irreconcilable differences as her reason for ending the union, but the actor's publicist tells WENN the couple is still "extremely amicable".
She has requested spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 15-year-old son, Chance.
The rep says, "He will be co-parented by them."
The news comes just weeks after Hogan sold his Malibu, California family retreat to fellow Aussie Chris Hemsworth.
Actor Chris Noth has revealed he was forced to lose weight prior to shooting the big screen version of popular U.S. TV series Sex And The City. The actor, who played Mr. Big - the longtime love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker's leading lady Carrie Bradshaw, agreed to return to the iconic role in 2008, four years after he had said goodbye to his alter-ego on television.
But creator Michael Patrick King had one requirement for Noth before he reprised the role on the big screen - he had to lose the extra pounds and return to a leaner frame.
Noth tells HuffPost Live, "He came up to me and said, 'Listen, dude, we're not calling you Mr. Big because of the size of your stomach, so go lose that before we start shooting.'"
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Warner Bros.’ release schedule for 2014 has already taken shape, dominated by titles greenlit by former film division chief Jeff Robinov. The films in production are lining up to hit theaters over the next 18 months or so and we're taking a look at Warner’s 2014 releases and overall strategy.To read the full report check it out at Studio System News.
Nope, that whole "Ben Affleck is Batman" thing wasn't a dream, and will soon be a very expensive reality. Zack Snyder must be out sharpening Warner Bros' corporate credit cards, as he will be shooting his very first setpiece for Batman Vs. Superman this weekend at an East LA College football stadium. The story is being sourced to ELAC's college newspaper, which says that Snyder will be shooting several short crowd scenes during halftime, without the presence of the leads Henry Cavill or Affleck. The scene will take place during a college football match between Gotham City University and Metropolis State University. Maybe the "Vs." in the movie title refers to the ride-or-die football fandom of the two heroes.
Continuing the proud tradition of Christopher Nolan before him, Snyder will be inserting (a probably unecessary) football sequence into his film to pander to locals. But while Nolan at least was hoping to capture some of the working class Pittsburgh energy that was part and parcel of the themes in his movie, and tied in an opportunity for Bane to rain down carnage on unsuspecting sports fans, Snyder's "20 minutes" of shooting don't give opportunity for either thematic resonance or heavy plot involvement. Besides, what sense does it make to have this scene set in L.A. when we know the film was supposed to start shooting in Detroit (a very different city) this February (a very different season)?
This whole thing smacks of desperation, a Hail Mary pass (if you will) hoping to get fans on board for what so far sounds like a terrible idea for a terrible movie. The only thing more crowdpleasing than gratuitous sports/college shoutouts is letting fans appear in the movie. Snyder's already hit both, and they haven't even started shooting yet. If PR for this film gets any worse, he might have to cast Val Kilmer in a winking cameo or add Krypto the Superdog.
If you managed to stay away from all means of communication this past week and have no idea what's up in Hollywood, look no further. From Scar-Jo as World's Sexiest Woman to Bryan Cranston on Broadway, here are the week's top stories from our favorite websites:WENNShould We Be Talking About Chris Brown's Latest Interview?Chris Brown, whose new album X is set to drop at the beginning of December, raised some eyebrows in his published interview with the UK's The Guardian last weekend. The singer revealed that he lost his virginity at an extremely young age, and Flavorwire's Tom Hawking explores the reason behind the lack of discussion on what would normally be called sexual assault. Could Lady Gaga Have Done Without Jeff Koons?Lady Gaga refuses to be just another pop singer, but is her latest attempt a bit curious? ARTPOP will be released on Nov. 11 with an album cover designed by NYC-based artist Jeff Koons, but would Gaga have been better off without him? Flavorwire is wondering if her attempt at high art is missing the mark.Bryan Cranston Confirmed for Broadway PlayWalter White is headed for the city that never sleeps! Kind of... As much as we'd all love to see Breaking Bad-gone-Broadway, it's Bryan Cranston who will be making his debut on stage as Lyndon B. Johnson later this fall in All The Way. Hollywood.com has all of the details on Cranston's latest role.Scarlett Johansson Named Sexiest Woman Alive, AgainSeven years later and she's still got it! As if the release of her new movie isn't enough, Johansson, who can be seen in theaters alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon, was once again named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire. Celebuzz has the full story.
Spy games are a family affair in the new international trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chris Pine and Keira Knightley's marriage gets wrapped up in a complex web of international spy intrigue, and spy intrigue in Hollywood means a lot of stuff getting shot at and blown up.
CIA analyst and desk jockey Jack Ryan (Pine) must go operational to stop the nefarious plans of Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh), whose Russian accent tells you he's the bad guy behind all of the global corporate evil going on. Kevin Costner plays Jack's steely CIA handler.
While this new international trailer treads similar ground to the last trailer from a few weeks ago, there are a couple new scenes to chew on, including some post-mission sheet wrestling between Pine and Knightly, more of Branagh's thick Russian accent, and more clues of Jack's wife's role in the film. It seems like she will be getting kidnapped a lot, but there are worse things in the world than having Chris Pine come to your rescue.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens Christmas Day.
Brian De Palma's adaptation of Carrie ranks as one of the best film versions of a Steven King story. But while the 1976 version created some fantastic moments of cinema history (the splitscreens, the slow motion, everything Piper Laurie) the remake coming out at the end of this week still has plenty of untouched source material to work with. Here are afew suggestions of things that director Kimberly Piece hopefully considered adding to her version of the high school horror tale.
1. Actual Teenagers: While Sissy Spacek's performance was perfect for De Palma's heightened, surreal atmosphere (and even earned her an Oscar nomination), if the new Carrie is looking to be more faithful to the book, one thing they can do is cast actual teenagers. Chloe Grace Moretz is actually 16, so we're off to a good start.
2. "Flexing:" Much is made in the book of how hard Carrie has to work to channel her powers. She practices every night, slowly working her way up to moving heavier, bigger things, until she can flip cars with ease. That's what makes the climax so terrifying — she's making the conscious choice to torture everyone, and since this new films looks to be more of a horror and less of a suspenseful drama, anything that makes Carrie White more evil in the final act is a good idea. This also adds to the whole arc of the story: Carrie is a put-upon girl who would have been able to be accepted if only people had listened and gotten out of her way.
3. People Vote for Carrie: In the 1976 film version, the evil girl Chris replaces all of the actual Prom King and Queen votes with ones for Carrie. In the book, sure, Chris is scheming, but the student body also just seems to get on board with Carrie, who actually proves herself at the prom and has a good time joking and hanging out. It makes the ending that much better, and this a story where everything is in the ending, right?
4. Childhood: One mistake audiences often make is that Carrie's powers are activated in the beginning of the movie. Instead, she's had them since childhood, and her mother's control actually stems equally from fear that they will return. The book has a fantastic story, told from the perspective of a neighbor, about a four-year-old Carrie bringing a rain of stones down on the house after her mother punishes her.
5. They Are Going to Laugh At You: In the 1976 version, Carrie just imagines the prom guests laughing at her, but in the book, such is that they can't help themselves and really do. Because, if we're being honest, high school is really, really embarrassing and awkward. And Chris is, in the end, pulling a prank. A cruel prank, but still. The slowly mounting horror is even better when offset because the characters just can't help but laugh... until it's too late.
6. Sue At Home: There's probably not much time in a feature film for nicest-of-the-mean-girls Sue's entire arc, which includes worries about college, a pregnancy scare, and falling in love with Brad (the sap who ends up taking Carrie to prom). But in the book, the only reason she isn't murdered by Carrie is that she chooses to stay home from the prom, giving us a window into what's happening in the rest of the town. Which leads to —
7. Get Rid of the Whole Damn Town: In the novel, the carnage goes far beyond just the school gymnasium, enough that the premise of the book is an exploration of one of the greatest American tragedies. Given that technology is no longer a hindrance, hopefully we'll get to see the full range of what Carrie can do.
Actors Sean Bean and Sheridan Smith will be representing Britain at the 2013 International Emmy Awards after landing two of the nation's six nominations for the annual prizegiving. The former Game of Thrones star has scored a best actor nod for his role as a cross-dresser in U.K. TV show Accused, while the show itself, created by Jimmy McGovern, is shortlisted for best drama series.
Smith has earned recognition as best actress for her performance in another drama, Mrs Biggs, which was based on the true story of great train robber Ronnie Biggs' wife, while political thriller Secret State (TV Movie/Mini-Series), rock documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (Arts Programming) and Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy (Comedy) have also landed nominations for Britain.
TV productions from Brazil landed six nominations too, including two top acting nods - Marcos Palmeira will compete for the Performance by an Actor title for Mandrake Especial, while Fernanda Montenegra's role in Sweet Mother has scored her a mention in the female equivalent.
France earned a total of three nods, while Angola and Uruguay are first-time nominees.
The International Emmy Awards, which recognises excellence in international television programming outside of the U.S., will take place in New York on 25 November (13).
As previously reported, director J.J. Abrams will be feted for his career achievements with the International Emmy Founders Award at the event. Previous honourees include Ryan Murphy and Simon Cowell.
Chris Brown has become Perez Hilton's latest Twitter foe after the celebrity blogger took aim at the singer during a U.S. TV appearance on Tuesday (08Oct13). Hilton appeared to taunt the R&B star early on Tuesday when he took to the micro-blogging site to alert fans to tune in to The Wendy Williams Show, where he planned to discuss a candid interview Brown had recently given to Britain's The Guardian newspaper, in which he revealed he lost his virginity at the age of eight.
He wrote, "I hope @ChrisBrown doesn't watch! I'm talking about him on the @WendyWilliams show today and I'm going in!!!"
His Twitter post didn't go unnoticed by Brown, and he hit out at Hilton with a series of insults directed at both Hilton and TV host Wendy Williams.
In a series of insulting messages, the singer wrote, "Thanks for the publicity. Your insecurities are manifested by your hatred. Princess Perez and wicked witch Wendy. Flunkies!
"Can't take advice from 2 buff chicks when one can't stand to look at herself without plastic surgery and the other is forever on his period."
Hilton, who is openly gay, took the rude words in his stride and instead corrected Brown's nickname for the blogger, firing back, "That's Queen Perez! BowDown (sic)."