Actress Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman followed the example of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's recent goodwill stunt by holding up signs drawing attention to their favourite charities as they were photographed by the paparazzi on Friday (04Jul14).
The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars and real-life lovers have taken to using their fame to raise awareness for good causes and most recently created an impromptu photoshoot while being snapped out and about in New York City.
On Friday, Hathaway and Shulman decided to follow in their footsteps with makeshift, handwritten cardboard signs to turn the spotlight on child poverty organisations GirlEffect.org and worldofchildren.org and hunger charity feedingamerica.org. They held them in front of their faces as they walked their dogs in the Big Apple as photographers snapped away.
The Les Miserables star also gave Stone and Garfield a shout-out by writing, "Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield had a great idea!", before directing fans to visit the websites of her top charities, while Shulman's sign wished the public a happy Independence Day.
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The Mindy Project's finale episode was quite an ambitious 22 minutes – it was filled to the brim with Nora Ephron references; enough references, in fact, to make previous episodes "Harry and Sally," and "You've Got Sext" look like child's play.
We start off with a little catfishing, Tom Hanks style. Remember how, in the second half of You've Got Mail, Tom Hanks totally knows who he's dealing with, but Meg Ryan is still completely in the dark? And he semi-manipulatively uses it to do the strangest (yet ultimately romantic) combination of confusing and wooing her? Well, Danny does his best attempt at that and fails horribly, and the whole mess eventually culminates in him standing her up on top of the Empire State Building in untenable weather conditions.
He atones by going on an Ephron-inspired tour of the city (visiting every place Meg Ryan ever "laugh-cried"), and things are looking up, until his crime is revealed. He pleads for a second chance; a second chance to meet at the top of the Empire State Building, but she flat-out refuses – after all, fool me once, right? Things aren't looking good, but the entire Shulman and Associates team (sans Danny) convinces Mindy that Danny really does love her – in fact, it's those Cinderella earrings she planted at his house that provide the proof of his love. Neither has an easy time getting to their romantic rendezvouz point (she has to take the 100+ flights of stairs to the top; he gets hit by a cab), but against all odds they have the romantic comedy moment of their dreams (her dreams, anyway), and to the delight of fans the world over, the episode ends with talk of children and – it has to be said – another mid-makeout a**-grab.
Yes, the episode was a veritable shrine worshipping at the feet of Her Holiness, Nora Ephron, but it also kept its policy of subverting romantic comedy by portraying it as fantasy. Case in point: as Danny runs through the city like Billy Crystal on New Year's Eve, it's not "It Had To Be You" playing wistfully in the background, but "Dancing in the Dark." Oh, and he gets hit by a cab – small details, people. And instead of a romantic-yet-chaste kiss atop the Empire State Building, they sloppily makeout on the floor, much to the distaste to the tourists surrounding them.
But in the end, after all of that artful Ephron-subverting, we end up right back where we started from: smack-dab in the middle of Mindy's (Lahiri and Kaling, in this case) dream-fever amalgamation of Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and You've Got Mail, resulting in a great episode that never took its eye off the ball. (I'm not complaining, but if I could change anything, I would make sure Danny delivered his version of the speech Harry gives Sally on New Years' Eve – but you can't have everything).
A finale like this makes us happier than ever that Mindy is getting its much-deserved third season – we can't wait to see where Danny and Mindy are in September!
Anne Hathaway changed her honeymoon plans at the last minute when she found out her travel details had leaked online. The Les Miserables actress married Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California in 2012, and subsequent reports suggested the newlyweds jetted to London to begin a trip around Europe.
Hathaway has now revealed she was thrown into a panic at the beginning of the romantic vacation when she was told her itinerary had been published on the Internet, so the couple cancelled the trip and opted for a more secluded getaway.
When asked to name the most spontaneous trip she has ever taken, she tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "My honeymoon. My husband Adam and I had just got married. We were actually on the first leg of the honeymoon we'd originally planned when a friend of ours called and said, 'Are you guys still going ahead with this?' I said, 'What do you mean?' and they said, 'Somebody's figured out where you're going and it's all over the Internet.'
"We looked at each other and said, 'What do we do now? Okay, let's go someplace else.' So we bought tickets then and there and went to a whole different place. I'd rather not tell you where, but we had an amazing time."
Anne Hathaway keeps her marriage on track by enforcing a "two-week rule" which means she can't be parted from her husband for more than 14 days at a time. The Devil Wears Prada star wed Adam Shulman in California in 2012, and she has now revealed how they keep their relationship together amid the pressures of her Hollywood career.
Hathaway admits she often travels without her husband, but she refuses to be parted from him for more than two weeks at time.
She tells U.K. TV show Lorraine, "We have a laminated contract on the wall... I can't say we work very hard at it... but we prioritise each other. We check in with each other. I'm very lucky that he's in a business where he can travel so that really helps. But of course there are moments when I need to be somewhere and he can't be there, and when that happens we have a two-week rule. Which means we can't go more than two weeks without seeing each other. Because then you start picking on each other. I think you get so annoyed about not having the person you love there, that you end up fighting about silly things."
However, Hathaway admits she often struggles to readjust to married life after long periods apart, adding, "You get used to just taking care of yourself, but when when you are in a couple you take care of each other. It's not like a wall goes up but you get used to doing things (on your own)."
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Seventeen years ago, Harrison Ford grumbled four simple words that defined a genre, a demographic, and a country: "Get off my plane." In a pre-9/11 world, there was no shortage of jingoistic glee in a movie like Air Force One, in which a man's man American president doled out justice to a militia of Russian loyalist terrorists who made the silly mistake of attempting to hijack his flight home from Moscow. In 2014, we don't have the luxury of facing a plotline like this with reckless merriment. There's a damp gravity to the premise behind movies like Non-Stop, which in another time would have been nothing more than Taken on a Plane. But rigidly conscious of the connotations that attach to a story about a hijacking of a civilian international flight into John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, Non-Stop doesn't play too fast and loose. It still plays, and has some good fun doing so, but carefully.
From the getgo, we're anchored into the grim narrative of Liam Neeson's U.S. Air Marshall Bill Marks, who settles his demons with a healthy spoonful of whiskey. A dutiful officer even when liquored up, Marks eyeballs every nameless face in London's Heathrow Airport, silently introducing the bevvy of characters who'll come into play later on. After takeoff, Marks finds himself on the unwitting prowl for the anonymous party who's attempting to take down the red-eye through a series of manipulative text messages, well-timed threats, and clandestine killings. Chatty passenger Julianne Moore and flight attendant Michelle Dockery join Marks in his efforts to identify the mysterious criminal before the entire aircraft falls to his or her whims. So less Taken, more Murder, She Wrote.
Our roundup of suspects challenges our (and their) preconceived notions, and quite laughably — most vocal among Neeson's fellow passengers are a white beta-male school teacher (Scoot McNairy), a black computer engineer with an attitude of entitlement (Nate Parker), a softspoken Middle Eastern surgeon whose headwear gets more than a few focal shots (Omar Metwally), a middle-aged white businessman whose latest account landed him more than your house is worth (Frank Deal), an irate black youngster draped in irreverence (Corey Hawkins), and a white, bald, machismo-howling New York cop who secretly accepts his gay brother (Corey Stoll). Just a few talking heads short of Do the Right Thing, Non-Stop manages to goof on each man's (notice that they're all men — Moore, Dockery, and a barely-in-the-movie Lupita Nyong’o are kept shy of the action for most of the film) distaste for and distrust of one another as they each try to sidle up to, or undermine the harried Marks.
Non-Stop plays an interesting game with its characters and its audience, simultaneously painting the ignorance of its characters with a thick coat of comedy while pointing its finger straight out at us with accusations that we, too, thought it was whoever we just learned it wasn't, and for all the wrong reasons. "Shame on you!" Non-Stop chides, adding, "But let's keep going, this is fun!"
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It is fun — that's the miraculous thing. Without any "Get off my plane"s or "Yippee ki yay"s, Non-Stop keeps its action genre silliness in check (okay, there is a moment involving an airborne gun that'll institute some serious laugh-cheers), investing all of its good time in the game of claustrophobic Clue that we can't help but enjoy. It sacrifices some of its charm in a heavy-handed third act, tipping to one side of what was a pretty impressive balancing act up until that point. But its falter is not one that drags down the movie entirely. Fun and excitement are restored, sincerity is maintained, and even a few moments of sensitivity creep their way through. We might not live in a world of President Harrison Fords any longer, but Air Marshall Liam Neesons could actually be a step up.
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Anne Hathaway's representative has brushed off new reports suggesting the actress is expecting her first child with her husband Adam Shulman. The Les Miserables star's brother, comedian Tom, was said to have let slip the news during a stand-up routine at the Tandem Bar and Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on 30 October (13).
A source told America's Star magazine, "Tom opened his act by talking about Anne's personal life. He said, 'My sister got married last year, and now she is about to be a new mum!' I don't think he realised what he had done."
The insider added, "Anne is over the moon and Adam is extremely giddy. She's been wanting to get pregnant for a while but knew that she needed to wait for the right time. They are more than ready for this next chapter in their lives."
However, the Oscar winner's spokesman, Stephen Huvane, has been quick to shoot down the claims, telling WENN, "Anne is not pregnant!"
The latest pregnancy report comes 11 months after Huvane was forced to deny speculation his client was expecting a baby as she headed into awards season, after gossip first spread at the Golden Globe Awards in January (13).
Hathaway wed actor/jewellery designer Shulman in September, 2012.
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway choked back tears as she honoured a doctor who saved a friend's life at a charity gala in Beverly Hills on Sunday night (20Oct13). The Les Miserables star and her husband Adam Shulman hit the stage at the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch to salute cancer specialist Dr. Beth Karlan, but she had to halt her speech when her emotions got the better of her.
She said, "Dr. Karlan helped a beloved friend of mine... excuse me. She helped a beloved friend of mine battle cancer recently and I couldn’t be more grateful to her.
"Dr. Karlan, you are more than just my friend’s doctor. You’re a friend and ally. And I'm happy to say that together you kicked that cancer's a**."
"It's an amazing feeling to be seen by someone you respect so deeply and to be loved and cherished. I had never really been cherished in a relationship before this one and it feels... it's the best feeling in the world and I just love him so much." Anne Hathaway gushes about her new husband Adam Shulman.
The Devil Wears Prada star has been a regular on the red carpet in recent weeks as she attends prizegivings and events in support of her movie musical Les Miserables, which won her a Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday (27Jan13) as well as a Golden Globe trophy and a nomination at the upcoming Oscars.
However, Hathaway admits she feels slightly uncomfortable when she attends the awards shows because she hasn't got another job lined up.
She tells Access Hollywood, "I had a film lined up that we'd taken a breath on, so I'm unemployed. It's such a funny experience to sort of be here and be in some ways at the pinnacle of what you can achieve as an actor, but also know that you don't have a job. That is the life of an actor!"
Hathaway is now planning to spend her time off at home with her new husband Adam Shulman, who she married in September (12).
She adds, "I'll be hosting lots of dinners at my house. We're nesting, playing with my dog - we're chilling."