Thor star Chris Hemsworth and his family were rescued by coastguards after their catamaran ran aground close to the Canary Islands on Sunday (24Nov13), according to a U.K. report. The Australian actor was reportedly travelling with his pregnant wife, Elsa Pataky, and 18-month-old daughter India Rose when the vessel ran into trouble off the coast of Spanish territory La Gomera, off the west coast of Africa.
Two rescue boats and a helicopter were sent to help the eight passengers and take them to shore. No one was hurt in the incident.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Nobody was hurt but any kind of rescue at sea is a scary event, especially for a pregnant woman with a young child."
Hemsworth is in the region to film new Ron Howard movie Heart of the Sea, and his family flew out to join him on set.
The catamaran was reportedly hired by the film's production company to transport the group to Playa de Santiago.
Heart of the Sea tells the story of a whaling ship which sinks in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, which is said to have inspired the tale of Moby Dick.
Britain dominated the 2013 International Emmy Awards in the U.S. on Monday night (25Nov13), picking up three awards, including Best Actor for Sean Bean. The former Game of Thrones star nabbed the top acting prize for his role as a cross-dresser in U.K. TV show Accused, and was overwhelmed upon receiving the honour at the Big Apple's Hilton Hotel.
He gushed, "I've never actually won anything. Thank you. I really am so happy."
Irish actor Chris O'Dowd also scored his first Emmy as he took home the prize for his series Moone Boy, which won in the Comedy category.
Rounding out the country's wins was documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, which focuses on the late Queen frontman's solo projects outside of the legendary band. It tied for the arts programming award with South Korea's Hello?! Orchestra.
Director J.J. Abrams was also feted with the International Emmy Founders Award, a prize given to an individual who has crossed cultural boundaries to inspire audiences around the world.
Upon receiving the honour from Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, Abrams confessed, "I feel unworthy... I feel genuinely grateful. It's a privilege to work in the television medium."
Brazil and France each won two Emmys, including the best actress award for Brazil's Fernanda Montenegro. In addition, Australia, South Korea and Germany each received one award.
British comic John Oliver hosted the event, which recognises excellence in international television programming outside of the U.S.
Chris Brown's lawyers have been granted a postponement in the embattled singer's Washington, D.C. assault case to allow them extra time to review evidence. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker is facing a misdemeanour charge related to a fight outside a hotel there last month (Oct13), but he won't have to return to court until 8 January (14).
His attorneys requested the delay during a hearing on Monday (25Nov13), revealing they had yet to sit down with their client to go over the case in detail as he is currently in a lockdown rehab.
Brown was ordered by a California judge to spend 90 days in anger management treatment last week (ends22Nov13) as part of his probation after he was kicked out of a medical facility for hurling a rock through his mother's car window during an argument.
The R&B star had been due to appear in Washington, D.C. in person on Monday, but was excused from attending as a result of his rehab sentence.
He has pleaded not guilty to misdeameanour assault.
Country superstars Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley have paid tribute to fellow singer Wayne Mills after he was fatally shot at a bar in Nashville, Tennessee over the weekend (23-24Nov13). The 44 year old was shot in the early hours of Saturday morning (23Nov13) by the owner of the Pit and Barrel bar, Chris Ferrell, who claims he acted in self-defence after an argument broke out.
Mills was admitted to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a critical condition, and later died.
Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford says, "We're investigating Chris Ferrell's claims of self-defence."
No arrests have been made.
During his career, Mills toured with the Wayne Mills Band, and stars including Jamey Johnson, Taylor Hicks and Shelton all opened for the group.
Shelton was among the first to pay tribute after hearing of his friend's death, writing in a post on Twitter.com, "Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills... Rest in peace brother." He also sent his condolences to Mills' widow, Carol.
Hicks adds, "My good friend Wayne Mills passed away in Nashville. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Wayne he was my buddy", while Bentley writes, "Man....totally shocked and saddened to hear about Wayne Mills' death. Honky tonker and true lover of country music. RIP Wayne."
Paul McDonald adds, "Rest in peace Mr. Wayne Mills. The Wayne Mills Band and I toured many years in the same circle & I always respected and looked up to his craft. He will be missed by many."
Bono and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin helped raise $26 million (£17.3 million) for charity by singing at a star-studded auction in New York on Saturday (23Nov13). The U2 frontman teamed with top designers Sir Jonathon Ive and Marc Newson to put together a collection of specially designed luxury items, from companies such as Hermes and Apple, for Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction at Sotheby's in Manhattan.
The event included a performance by Bono and Martin, who joined forces to sing a medley of U2's Beautiful Day and Lou Reed's Perfect Day, with the Coldplay star playing a custom-built red grand piano which was sold for $1.9 million (£1.3 million).
Other items featured in the sale included a storm trooper helmet from the Star Wars franchise signed by George Lucas which sold for $245,000 (£163,333).
The auction was attended by more than 1,000 guests including Harrison Ford, Meg Ryan, Courtney Love and Hayden Panettiere, and it raised around $13 million (£8.7 million) for Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The final total came in at around $26 million (£17.3 million) after executives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to double the sales figure.
Embattled star Chris Brown has been given permission to skip a day in court in Washington, D.C. so he can concentrate on a lockdown rehab stint. The singer was ordered into anger management rehabilitation this week (ends22Nov13) after he was kicked out of a treatment facility for hurling a rock through his mother's car window during a row.
On Friday (22Nov13), Brown's lawyer asked a judge to excuse his client from a court hearing in Washington D.C. next week (beg25Nov13) so the star can remain in Los Angeles, where he is currently seeking treatment for his temper troubles.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was due to appear before a judge on Monday (25Nov13) in relation to a charge of misdemeanour assault following a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last month (Oct13), but Superior Court Judge Robert Tignor has agreed to let Brown waive his scheduled appearance.
"At the moment he's quite skinny and vulnerable, so I like to take advantage of that for a second. I feel like the older brother. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and this is the skinniest I've ever seen him! It's like, 'I feel somewhat responsible for you 'cause you're just like a child!'" Actor Liam Hemsworth admits he likes to beat up his brother, fellow screen star Chris, as he no longer has the muscles he had when he filmed superhero franchise Thor. Chris Hemsworth is currently starving himself for a new role in a film about the true events that inspired author Herman Melville to write Moby Dick.
With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire being released today, there is no better time to check out all the amazing films this talented cast has previous appeared in, including the first Hunger Games . Luckily, it's now easier than ever to watch these movies instantly! With Redbox Instant by Verizon, members can enjoy all the instant streaming they can handle as well as four DVD Redbox kiosk rentals per month, and the best part? The first month is free. So, in honor of Catching Fire and Redbox, we've compiled a list of films available that all you Hunger Games fans must see.
Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen)Silver Linings Playbook (kiosk)– Check out the role that won Lawrence her first Oscar! In Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence brings out her funny, kooky, and super talented side when she takes on the role of Tiffany, a young woman grieving the recent death of her husband. When Tiffany meets Pat (Bradley Cooper) they duo find ways to help each other overcome their mental, physical, and emotional ailments, typically to the delight of audiences as Cooper and Lawrence are hilariously sweet in this must see film.
Like Crazy (streaming)– Before Lawrence moved into the blockbuster arena, she started out with roles in indie films such as this critically acclaimed gem. In Like Crazy, Lawrence plays Sam, the breezy on and off girlfriend of Jacob (Anton Yelchin), an introspective man who is struggling to decided if he should stay in his long-distance relationship.
Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne)Empire State (kiosk)– Between filming The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Hemsworth took on the role of Chris in Empire State. Based on a true story, the film follows Chris and his best friend Eddie (Michael Angarano) as they rob an armored truck, and the trouble they get in when a veteran NYPD detective (Dwayne Johnson) becomes suspicious of them.
The Expendables 2 (streaming)– In this big-budget Hollywood blockbuster, Hemsworth takes on the role of Billy the Kid, an ex-military sniper who joins Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham's characters on their quest for revenge.
Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark)Epic (kiosk)– In this delightful animated film, Hutcherson voices Nod, a rookie warrior who falls in love with the main character, M.K. (Amanda Seyfried) on her journey through the Bomba forest.
Fragments (streaming)– A unique ensamble drama, the film centers on a group of strangers who form a bond after they all survive a random diner shooting. A young Hutcherson takes on the role of Jimmy Jaspersen, a boy who is present during the shooting and becomes reclusive after seeing a man die.
Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket)The 40 Year Old Virgin (kiosk)– In this hit comedy, Steve Carell stars as Andy, a 40 year old man who has never had sex. When he meets Banks' character Beth, Andy tries to seduce her with hilarious and awkward outcomes.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (streaming)– This comedic film adaption of the best-selling pregnancy guide follows many different women who face the typical pitfalls the come with having babies. Banks plays Wendy, a woman who has tried to get pregnant for years, and when she finally does, absolutely hates all the painful, gross, and unexpected things that happen when you're nurturing a baby.
Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy)
Seven Psychopaths (at kiosk)– In this British comedy, Harrelson plays Charlie Costello a.k.a. Psychopath No. 3, who is basically the bad guy in a film about bad guys. However, this film is exceptional due to the wonderful cast and Harrelson's typical sarcastic wit.
Rampart (at kiosk)– In this drama, Harrelson takes on the role of David Brown, a dirty LAPD veteran who must face the consequences of his professionally inappropriate actions that have caused trouble for his department and his family.
Donald Sutherland (President Snow)Panic (streaming)– This eerie film focuses on Alex (William H. Macy), a hit-man who is slowly becoming uncomfortable with his line of work. As a result, he begins attending therapy where Alex discovers the his traumatic childhood relationship wit his father (Sutherland), a dominating and threatening man who steered Alex into the "family business."
Fierce People (streaming)– In this quirky drama, Sutherland plays an aging billionaire who introduces a young man into the life of the ultra-rich, and shows him just how steep a price it costs to live in the upper-crust world.
Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman)Jack the Giant Slayer (kiosk)– Based on the English fairytales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," the film follows Jack, a young farmhand that must save the kingdom's Princess after he accidentally opens a portal to a world of giants. Tucci plays Lord Roderick, the King's advisor who has evil plans of taking over the kingdom.
Big Night (streaming)- This critically acclaimed film, which Tucci directed and starred in, follows the tale of two immigrant brothers' struggles on the New Jersey shore in the 1950s.
And, of course, you can see all these actors in The Hunger Games, which is available via instant streaming (oh, go ahead, watch it over and over, we won't judge). Plus, make sure you check out the thousands of other instant movies available with your free Redbox trial.
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Actor Liam Hemsworth beat U.S. comedian Jimmy Fallon in a unique scooter race around the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon studios on Thursday night (21Nov13) - all while drinking beer from cans attached to specially-rigged hard hats. The Hunger Games star's older brother, Thor hunk Chris, also claimed victory in a similar race during a previous appearance on the talk show.
Chris Brown's lawyer has asked a judge to excuse the embattled singer from a court hearing in Washington D.C. next week (begs25Nov13) so he can remain in Los Angeles for anger management treatment. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker is due to appear before a judge on Monday (25Nov13) in relation to a charge of misdemeanour assault following a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last month (Oct13).
The arrest prompted Brown, who has pleaded not guilty to the count, to seek professional counselling in Malibu, California for his temper troubles, but he was kicked out of the facility just 13 days later after reportedly hurling a rock through his mother's car window following a disagreement.
The incident was revealed in documents submitted to a California judge on Wednesday (20Nov13) as part of his probation review, during which Brown was ordered to spend 90 days in a live-in rehab centre in Los Angeles and submit to random drug testing.
As a result of the counselling punishment, his lawyer, Mark Geragos, has appealed to the official overseeing his Washington, D.C. criminal case to allow the R&B star to sit out the hearing, reports TMZ.com.
The judge has yet to issue a ruling over the request.