Uma Thurman is hoping to reach an agreement with her former fiance and settle their child custody battle out of court, according to the actress' representative. The Kill Bill star's former partner Arpad Busson filed legal papers in New York City on Tuesday (14Oct14) requesting an emergency court order to grant him physical custody of the former couple's two-year-old daughter Rosalind, who is nicknamed Luna.
Thurman's representative has now insisted the court battle is linked to negotiations over Busson's visitation rights, and they hope to have it settled very soon.
The spokesperson tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson's visitation rights... has been made public... we are optimistic that a fair agreement for both sides will be reached out of court."
Thurman and Busson ended their on/off relationship earlier this year (14). The actress has two other children with fellow Hollywood star Ethan Hawke, while Busson has two sons with supermodel Elle Macpherson.
Uma Thurman's former fiance Arpad Busson has filed an emergency court order seeking custody of their two-year-old daughter. The Kill Bill star began dating French financier Busson in 2007 and gave birth to the couple's only child, little Rosalind, aka Luna, in July, 2012, months after reconciling with her boyfriend following a 2009 split.
The pair parted ways again earlier this year (14), calling off its engagement for a second time, and now multi-millionaire Busson is fighting for physical custody of his child.
His lawyer filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Tuesday (14Oct14).
The case has been sealed and representatives for both Busson and Thurman have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Busson, who is reportedly now dating British actress Kristin Scott Thomas, is also father to two sons with supermodel Elle Macpherson, while Thurman shares a boy and a girl with her ex-husband, actor Ethan Hawke.
Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is reportedly dating Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson. The Kill Bill star and Busson ended their engagement for the second time in April (14), and the French financier has since found love with The English Patient star, according to the New York Post.
A source tells the newspaper, "They are madly in love, it is very serious."
The actress was previously linked to English actor Tobias Menzies, after ending her marriage to French doctor François Olivennes in 2005, while Busson dated Thurman on-and-off from 2007 to 2014. The couple has a daughter, who was born in 2012.
Busson also has two sons from a previous relationship with supermodel Elle Macpherson.
Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino are reportedly dating. The actress and Tarantino have worked together for the past 20 years on several films including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films and now sources tell editors at Us Weekly magazine they have become an item after sharing a villa at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival earlier this month (May14).
A source says, "They had a thing and got together again recently. He's loved her for years." Another source adds, "There has always been an attraction. She has indulged from time to time, and that's how their relationship has always worked." The filmmaker and Thurman have been linked in the past, but Tarantino has denied the reports insisting their relationship is strictly platonic.
However, he has yet to comment on the latest rumours. Thurman ended her engagement to French businessman Arpad Busson last month (Apr14), while Tarantino has previously dated Mira Sorvino, director Sofia Coppola, and French actress Julie Dreyfus. Thurman was wed to Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke.
Actress Uma Thurman has called off her engagement to multi-millionaire Arpad Busson, according to a U.K. report. The Kill Bill star began dating the French financier in 2007 and the couple announced its engagement in 2008, but Thurman returned her engagement ring to Busson in 2009.
The couple, who have a daughter together, became engaged again in 2012 after reconciling, but sources tell Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper they have split once again after Thurman was spotted without her engagement ring.
One source says, "Uma and Arki (Busson) were due to attend a gala together on April 8, but Uma showed up without her engagement ring or her fiance. Arki was scheduled to attend and it seemed clear there was only one reason why he didn't show - because he and Uma are no longer an item."
Another source tells the newspaper, "Uma lives in New York while Arki lives in London. He has been out and about without Uma since October when he went to a Halloween party alone. They have been at one or two events together, like Harvey Weinstein's pre-BAFTA party in February, but on that occasion they looked miserable."
A spokesperson for Busson was unavailable for comment while Thurman's representative declined to comment on the report.
Alec Baldwin has blasted Uma Thurman's movie mogul partner Arpad Busson for remarks he made about actor's movie career in new documentary Seduced & Abandoned. Baldwin and filmmaker James Toback chronicled their bid to fund a romantic drama set in Iraq at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in the movie, and in one clip, producer Busson tells the actor he'll struggle to raise the cash because he is no longer considered a film star.
The 30 Rock star tells TV Guide magazine, "The person who makes that statement is Arki Busson. He reminds me of a B-level villain in a Bond film. It's a part Robert Davi would play if you couldn't get Alan Rickman, with a cat in his lap.
"He's a pockmarked toady who hops from yacht to yacht... If movie stardom meant being trapped on a yacht with Arki Busson, I'd rather be a weatherman."
"Well my daughter (Maya) came up with the best excuse, which was that I probably wouldn't get to have any more children so I put every name that I like (into this one last child). We couldn't quite agree on the the name - we call her Luna." Actress Uma Thurman on how she and her financier boyfriend Arpad Busson came up with their daughter's full name, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.
The Kill Bill star, 42, and her partner Arpad Busson became parents to Rosalind, known to family and friends as Luna, on 15 July (12).
The tot is a half-sibling to Thurman's two children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke - and the actress is convinced she's a more relaxed mother now she has experience on her side.
She tells Gotham magazine, "When I was younger and became a mother, I didn't think I could do anything else; I was completely overwhelmed.
"I felt guilty and afraid about working, guilty and afraid about not working. It's very overwhelming for a younger person, which is why it's awesome to get to have another baby when you're grown up."
Opening up about how she juggles her responsibilities, Thurman adds, "The question of balance has always been kind of a funny one to me because I don't think there is any balance. I feel like I've never done enough. I do think I'm pretty good at home, but trying to balance my energies outside the home? It's a challenge; there's so much more I want to do and can do."
Is On the Road the first successful attempt to bring Jack Kerouac's beloved novel to the screen? Depends on who you ask. Fans of the Beat Generation will undoubtedly love this film directed by Walter Salles and adapted by Jose Rivera and those familiar with Kerouac's mythos might be able to play along. But if you've never heard of this group of writers and miscreants you might be eating their dust.
On the Road is occasionally beautiful and entirely too long. Its narrator Sal Paradise Kerouac's alter ego is played by Sam Riley with a sort of muted watchfulness; he's an outsider the writer narrating it all along for the ride but the script doesn't do justice to the tastes of Kerouac's writing (although we get a taste in some small voiceovers). Garrett Hedlund owns this movie from top to bottom as Dean Moriarty with his buoyant earthy sexuality and total irresponsibility. In reality Dean is the sort of user and mooch that would be a total drain of energy and resources but we see him as Sal does: alive free sensual somehow utterly honest in his protestations of love and honesty despite his constant betrayals.
Dean is absolutely the sex and love object of the movie his pansexual groove attracting and scaring Sal and in a way breaking his heart. Dean also breaks the hearts of Marylou his on-again off-again child bride played by Kristen Stewart; Camille the mother of his children played by Kirsten Dunst; and most movingly Carlo Marx the alter ego of Allen Ginsberg who is played by Tom Sturridge. Sturridge is excellent as the lovelorn poet who's alternately suicidal and joyous and his scenes with Hedlund are some of the most erotic and moving. The female characters get short shrift especially Marylou who lacks much of a personality; how much of what she does is egged on by Dean and how much is of her own volition? The ballyhoo over her nude scenes were overblown by half; although they're somewhat sexy they're overshadowed by all of the sexual tension between the leads.
Two of the most interesting characters in On the Road are Old Bull Lee and his wife Jane. Bull is the alter ego of William S. Burroughs and Jane is Joan Vollmer Burroughs's common-law wife and the mother of his children. (Vollmer a writer in her own right was accidentally killed by Burroughs.) Jane played by Amy Adams is bizarre and fascinating a wild-haired lady and drug addict and mother of Bull's children but not much more than that. One could watch an entire movie of Viggo Mortensen playing Bull a sharp-dressed heroin addict who nods off with his child in his arms and strips off his clothes to get in an orgone accumulator he built in his backyard. The movie barely makes a pit stop at their crumbling Louisiana farm and their importance in Sal's life and the Beat generation is never quite explained.
One might argue that the loopy timeline of the film mimics the unending road trip of Dean's life but it doesn't serve the final product. Incorporating more of Kerouac's writing as voice-overs or something similar would have given it more life the kind of vivacity Kerouac sought out in spades which is why he tolerated Dean's vagaries for so long. More than most movies it feels like On the Road could have gone in any direction expanding or reducing characters shortening the trips to concentrate on the characters more emphasizing the effects of their missing fathers or not and it's this wishy-washiness that undermines the movie. It feels much longer than it is. It's a loving tribute to its subjects and a movie that acts as a showcase for rising stars Hedlund and Riley but it fizzles when it should burn.
Uma Thurman and her partner Arpad Busson have finally revealed the name of their three-month-old daughter - Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, known to family and friends as Luna. The couple welcomed the tot on 15 July (12), and her representative tells People.com, "Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father."