Easy on the eyes, intelligent, and poised for household-name status, British born beauty Alice Eve waited until well into her twenties to seriously pursue a career in front of the camera. Eve appear...
Johnny Depp hit the stage with pal Marilyn Manson in Brisbane, Australia on Friday night (27Feb15). The actor, who has often appeared onstage with his musical pals, rocked out with Manson and his band on The Beautiful People.
It's not the first time Depp has joined the goth-rocker onstage and the two pals famously teamed up to record a cover of Carly Simon's 1972 hit You're So Vain, with the musical movie star on drums.
Depp is in Australia filming the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean movie and was spotted days before his Manson concert appearance at a Foo Fighters gig, also in Brisbane. He is due to perform at this September's Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry as The Hollywood Vampires.
Manson recently told Revolver magazine that his actor pal helped inspire his latest album The Pale Emperor by gifting him a copy of French poet Antonin Artaud's Heliogabalus: Or The Crowned Anarchist during an absinthe-soaked New Year's Eve get together at the turn of the century.
The rocker told the publication he came across the forgotten book in a box as he was preparing to start work on his new album.
Michael Keaton's acclaimed drama Birdman looks set to win gold at the Oscars after sweeping the board at the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Hollywood's biggest night. The movie scooped three prizes at the show just a day before the Academy Awards, winning Best Feature, Best Male Lead for Keaton and a cinematography honour.
Other big winners at the ceremony in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday night (21Feb15) included other Oscars favourites Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Whiplash, which all landed two awards each.
Richard Linklater won Best Director for Boyhood, while his movie's star Patricia Arquette won the Best Supporting Actress honour.
Julianne Moore was named Best Female Lead for her role in Still Alice and J.K. Simmons won in the supporting actor race for Whiplash, which also won an editing prize. Nightcrawler landed trophies for Best Screenplay and Best First Feature.
Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash will go head-to-head for the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (22Feb15) along with The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and American Sniper.
Alice Cooper will hit the stage with guitarist pals Joe Perry and Johnny Depp at this year's (15) Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The veteran will reunite his Hollywood Vampires supergroup for a set on the beach in September (15), where he'll join Faith No More, Queens of the Stone Age and System of a Down among the performers.
Cooper took the Hollywood Vampires name from the group of heavy-drinking rock stars that he formed in the 1970s alongside John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon.
Ironically, Depp, who has performed onstage with Cooper on several occasions, recently told reporters he hates actors who form bands, stating, "That whole idea for me is a sickening thing; it's always just made me sick. I've been very lucky to play on friends' records and it's still going. Music is still part of my life. But you won't be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist."
Cooper is currently touring America as part of Motley Crue's 18-month farewell tour, which wraps up on New Year's Eve (31Dec15).
"The Oratory was really beautiful, the music was wonderful and both our mums gave readings. Whenever I go to weddings, I'm always touched by the service - the part where people pledge their love is always the most moving. We arranged the day together. For me it was really important that people were well fed and lubricated, able to get merry... Most of all I wanted it to be a day of love - and it definitely was." British actress Alice Eve gushes about her New Year's Eve (31Dec14) nuptials to childhood sweetheart Alex Cowper-Smith.
"They finish up in the United States on New Year’s Eve, and that’s their last gig. I told them, 'Why don’t you let me kill you onstage? That finishes everything'. Four guillotines, floomp! Done!" Alice Cooper has offered to behead tourmates Motley Crue at the band's final show.
Veteran rockers Motley Crue will finish touring for good on New Year's Eve (31Dec15) in Los Angeles. The Girls, Girls, Girls hitmakers announced last January (14) that they are quitting live performances and even signed a Cessation of Touring contract during a press conference to promise they will play no more gigs after 2015.
The rockers released their final series of tour dates on Tuesday (20Jan15), which include stops in Japan in February (15) before they kick off their last leg in North America in July (15).
Bassist Nikki Sixx tells Rollingstone.com, "In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand so we're coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Cruecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle... Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year."
Veteran rocker Alice Cooper will join them once more as an opening act until September (15).
Ahead of their final gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), the band will play a special date in Las Vegas. Details of this concert are yet to be announced.
British actress Alice Eve is a married woman after exchanging vows with her childhood sweetheart on New Year's Eve (31Dec14). The Star Trek Into Darkness star, 32, married Alex Cowper-Smith in a ceremony at the Brompton Oratory in London on Wednesday (31Dec14).
Eve braved the wintery weather by wearing a white, hooded cape over her wedding dress.
The couple first dated back in high school, but reunited in 2014.
Eve has previously been linked to actors Rafe Spall and Rufus Sewell.
Captain America star Chris Evans has sparked rumours his on/off romance with Minka Kelly is back on after spending time with the actress in recent weeks. The action man initially dated Kelly in 2007 and they reunited in 2012, only to split once more last year (13).
However, it appears the couple is now back on after the brunette beauty was spotted with Evans at a family karaoke night in his hometown of Sudbury, Massachusetts in late September (14).
An onlooker tells People.com, "It looked like a family night out. They were with a bunch of people, including Chris's family, and Chris and Minka sat in the back while other people in their group got up and did some karaoke."
Evans also reportedly invited Kelly over for lunch at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday (21Oct14).
Kelly previously dated newly-retired baseball ace Derek Jeter from 2008 to 2011, while Evans romanced actress Jessica Biel from 2004 to 2006 and was linked to British beauty Alice Eve late last year (13).
British actress Alice Eve is engaged to her childhood sweetheart, according to a U.K. report. The Star Trek Into Darkness star, 32, is set to marry Alex Cowper-Smith, who she first dated back in high school. The pair split before she headed to university but they rekindled the romance earlier this year (14), according to Britain's Daily Mail.
The actress and the financier, also aged 32, were spotted together at Britain's Glastonbury music festival in June (14).
Eve has previously dated poet Adam O'Riordan and actors Rafe Spall and Rufus Sewell.
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Sundance is long gone, Cannes sailed away months ago, and both Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festivals have cleared away until next year. But when one major film festival ends, another starts putting its lineup together, and this time, it's Canada's time to shine. The Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 4 until the 14, has unveiled the list of titles they'll be premiering this year, and it's packed with under-the-radar indies, highly anticipated returns from accliamed directors, and of course, several likely awards contenders. But with nearly 60 films all making their debut in Toronto this fall, it can be hard to pick out the good from the bad and the exciting from the ones you've probably seen before. In an attempt to simplify the decision-making process for you, we've highlighted some of the most exciting films to hit north of the border this fall.
The Imitation Game Who’s Involved: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode and Charles Dance star What It’s About: The British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win WWII by cracking German codes, and was then prosecuted by the government for being homosexual. Thoughts: Finally, a cast good enough to convince you that math is interesting for two hours.
The Last Five Years Who’s Involved: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan What It’s About: A musical that tells the story of a married couple’s five-year relationship – his perspective runs from the day they met to when it all fell apart, and hers from the end back to the beginning. Thoughts: The perfect example as to why you should pay attention when your theater nerd friend tries plays you cast recordings.
Foxcatcher Who’s Involved: Bennett Miller directs; Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo starWhat It’s About: Based on a true story, it follows two championship wrestler brothers and the tragic consequences that they face after getting involved with an eccentric millionaire coach. Thoughts: We really are going to have to come up with the Tatum equivalent of “McConaissance” sometime soon.
A Little ChaosWho’s Involved: Alan Rickman directs; Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Rickman star What It’s About: A landscape gardener finds herself struggling with the politics of Louis XIV’s court and her own demons after she’s hired to work at the Garden of Versailles. Thoughts: You had us at “Rickman.”
The Riot Club Who’s Involved: Lone Scherfig directs; Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Natalie Dormer and Jessica Brown-Findlay star What It’s About: A privileged young man is inducted into the “Riot’s Club,” an exclusive, wild group of young men full of debauchery and bad behavior, during his first year at Oxford. Thoughts: Look! It’s that guy from that thing! And that girl, from that other thing! I like them. They should be in more things.
Before We Go Who’s Involved: Chris Evans directs; Evans and Alice Eve star What It’s About: Two strangers bond over the course of one night in Manhattan, and the conflicts in their lives allow them to explore more about each other and themselves. Thoughts: Captain America is directing movies now!
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This Is Where I Leave You Who’s Involved: Shawn Levy directs; Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Connie Britton and Jane Fonda star What It’s About: Four adult siblings return to their childhood home after their father dies. Dysfunction and hijinks ensue. Thoughts: Does Driver say “outer space” in this? Can we re-write the script so that he does?
Men, Women and Children Who’s Involved: Jason Reitman directs; Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer star What It’s About: A group of parents and children navigate the way the Internet has changed their relationships and lives. Thoughts: Well, it’s got be better than Labor Day, right?
Miss Julie Who’s Involved: Liv Ullman directs; Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell star What It’s About: Set over the course of one night in the 1880s, an aristocratic woman and her father’s valet struggle for power. Thoughts: Should we also be thinking about the “Farrellissance?”
Nightcrawler Who’s Involved: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton star What It’s About: An ambitious journalist becomes involved with the world of LA nighttime journalism, and the line between spectator and perpetrator becomes blurred. Thoughts: Oh, so this isn’t an X-Men solo film? That’s slightly disappointing.
Rosewater Who’s Involved: Jon Stewart directs; Gael Garcia Bernal stars What It’s About: The true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who appeared on The Daily Show before being imprisoned for five months by the Iranian government. Thoughts: This is the movie that gave us Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and for that we shall always be grateful.
The Theory of Everything Who’s Involved: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis star What It’s About: The life and relationship of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde from their first meeting at Cambridge through Hawking’s diagnosis through their numerous accomplishments. Thoughts: Oscar Season 2014: Alan Turing vs. Stephen Hawking in The Battle of the British Genius Biopics.
Whiplash Who’s Involved: Damien Chazelle directs; Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star What It’s About: An ambitious jazz drummer who enrolls at a prestigious music conservatory, but must endure the brutal, intense tutelage of a brilliant, drill sergeant-like teacher in order to achieve greatness. Thoughts: Look, we’ll stop talking about this one once it finally comes out, and not a moment sooner, okay?
Cast as a young Esme in Tom Stoppard's "Rock n' Roll" at the Royal Court Theater; reprised role in the 2007 Broadway transfer
At age 13, cast as Olivia in a production of "Twelfth Night"
Appeared in "Men in Black III" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Cast as one of the three leads (with David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg) in the crime caper comedy "Big Nothing"
Played James McAvoy's love interest in the British romantic-comedy "Starter for 10"
Appeared with Harrison Ford and Ray Liotta in "Crossing Over"
Appeared in the television adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel "The Rotters' Club"
Cast as Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) 20-year-old nanny in the sequel "Sex and the City 2"
Cast opposite John Cusack in mystery thriller "The Raven"
Played a stunning event planner who falls for an average Joe (Jay Baruchel) in "She's Out of My League"
Made professional acting debut in the British television biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking in "Hawking"
Appeared in several productions while at Oxford
Featured in the gender-bending Claire Danes drama "Stage Beauty"
Played Roxanne to Joseph Fiennes' Cyrano in the Chichester Festival's production of "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Easy on the eyes, intelligent, and poised for household-name status, British born beauty Alice Eve waited until well into her twenties to seriously pursue a career in front of the camera. Eve appeared in little-seen independent gems like "Stage Beauty" (2004), "Starter for 10" (2006) and "Big Nothing" (2006), in addition to a handful of British television work. Eve was also featured in several British and American theatrical productions, most notably a role in Tom Stoppard's play, "Rock n' Roll," directed by Trevor Nunn. Eve made qualified strides and gained a following with her turn in the Harrison Ford drama "Crossing Over" (2009) before stepping into her biggest role then to date as the lead object of desire in "She's Out of My League" (2010), ensuring her fair share of ink as Hollywood's next "It" girl.