Former model Jerry Hall has defended her ex-husband Sir Mick Jagger over rumours he returned to the dating scene just weeks after the death of his long-term partner L'Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones frontman came under fire after he was spotted with a brunette ballet dancer over the summer (14), and reports suggested they met just weeks after Scott committed suicide at her New York home in March (14).
However, Jagger's former wife Hall has thrown her support behind him.
She tells Britain's Good Housekeeping magazine, "I didn't see any of that. He is single now and he can do what he likes. We are very, very friendly. We speak about the children and we really get on well."
Hall, who has four children with Jagger, also insists the veteran rocker was devastated by Scott's death, and the family is "giving him a lot of love and support."
She adds, "It was very traumatic for the whole family. We all got on really well, peace was reigning. It was a shock for the whole family, and Mick was just devastated - it was a big shock for him."
Modelling mogul Eileen Ford has died at the age of 92, according to reports. She is believed to have passed away on Wednesday (09Jul14), but no further details were available as WENN went to press.
A number of stars took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the Ford Models founder, including British beauty Erin O'Connor, who tweeted, "Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force. RIP dear friend."
Ford set up the iconic modelling agency in New York City in 1946 along with her husband Jerry, and it soon became one of the most successful in the business.
The agency has represented supermodels including Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Christie Brinkley and Twiggy, and actresses including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone.
The books have also boasted Emily Ratajkowski, the star of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, and even Martha Stewart, who modelled in her 20s during the 1960s.
Ford ran the agency for 50 years before retiring.
Model Jerry Hall and Bob Geldof's partner Jeanne Marine's band Paris-Texas & The Uke helped open this year's (14) Glastonbury festival in England with a performance on the Spike stage. Stylish Hall, whose ex-husband Mick Jagger headlined the festival with his band the Rolling Stones last year (13), hit the stage on Friday (27Jun14) in a black pencil skirt and white blouse.
Paris-Texas & The Uke were among the first bands to officially perform at the weekend-long event in Somerset.
Kaiser Chiefs, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Blondie were also among the early acts to hit the many stages, while Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Skrillex and Elbow are among the Friday night highlights.
Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Metallica will serve as the weekend's headliners.
Country star Trace Adkins has become an official part of Louisiana's music history after he was inducted to his native state's Music Hall of Fame on Saturday (21Jun14). The singer was given a warm welcome home when he brought his summer concert tour to Baton Rouge's Dixie Landin' amusement park, and in the middle of the gig, Mike Shepherd, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, took to the stage to honour Adkins.
Shepherd presented the You're Gonna Miss This hitmaker with an award and an official statement signed by the state’s governor, Bobby Jindal.
Adkins was born and raised in Sarepta, Louisiana, and even named his band The Sarepta Gentleman's Club after his beloved hometown.
He joins the ranks of fellow Louisiana natives, including Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis and Aaron Neville, as Music Hall of Fame members.
The honour is a positive after a string of unfortunate 2014 events for Adkins - in January (14) he checked into rehab in a bid to beat alcoholism, he mourned the death of his father in February, and in March, his third wife filed for divorce to end the couple's 16-year marriage.
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There's nothing better than an instantly quotable movie line. Some of the funniest movies in cinema history have been released since 2000, and they have given us iconic phrases that we continue to quote with our friends and family. To pay tribute to the ones that make us laugh the loudest, below are 21 of the funniest movie quotes of the 21st century.
Derek Zoolander: “If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it's that a male model's life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.”
Damian: “Glenn Coco? FOUR for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco.”
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy: “This is your doctor. I have your pregnancy report here, and guess what? You got knocked up.”
Seth: “I'm over here in my unit, isolated and alone, eating my terrible tasting food, and I have to look over at that. That looks like the most fun I've ever seen in my entire life, and it's B.S. — excuse my language. I'm just saying that I wash and dry; I'm like a single mother. Look, we all know home-ec is a joke — no offense — it's just that everyone takes this class to get an A, and it's bulls**t — and I'm sorry. I'm not putting down your profession, but it's just the way I feel. I don't want to sit here, all by myself, cooking this s**tty food — no offense — and I just think that I don't need to cook tiramisu. Am I going to be a chef? No. There's three weeks left of school, give me a f**king break! I'm sorry for cursing.”
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Edith: “What about my dreams?”Dewey Cox: “Edith I told you I can't build your candy house! It will fall apart, the sun will melt the candy, it won't work!”
Hal: "Does she take the cake, or what?"Mauricio: "She takes the whole bakery, Hal."
To Rome with Love
Jerry: “Don't analyze me, Phyllis, okay? You know, many have tried and all have failed. My brain doesn't fit the usual id-ego-superego model!”Phyllis: “No, you have the only brain with three ids.”
Dory: “I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy. Come on, Squishy Come on, little Squishy.”
Lost in Translation
Bob: “Is that everything? It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that.”
Doorman: “You old, she pregnant. Can't have a bunch of old pregnant b**ches running around. That's crazy, I'm only allowed to let in five percent black people. He said that, that means if there's 25 people here I get to let in one and a quarter black people. So I gotta hope there's a black midget in the crowd.”
Alan: “You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack... it grew by one. So there... there were two of us in the wolf pack... I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later. And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, 'Wait a second, could it be?' And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, I make a toast!”
Mrs. Kroeger: “You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me!”
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
White Goodman: “There's no reason we need to be shackled by the strictures of the employee-employer relationship. Unless you're into that sort of thing. In which case, I got some shackles in the back. I'm just kidding. But seriously, I've got 'em.”
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Borat: “Very nice, very nice! How much?”
Megan: “I'm glad he's single because I'm going to climb that like a tree."
Matt: “Mavis, I would keep all of this to yourself. I would find a therapist.”
Vanessa: “Your parents are probably wondering where you are.”Juno: “Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?”
Olive: "I want a one hundred dollar gift card deposited into my locker by noon tomorrow. Preferably to The Gap, but I'd also take Amazon.com, or Office Max. Actually make it Office Max — I have my eye on a label maker. We did not have sex. I let you fondle my chest, and it was a glorious moment for you. Unmatched by anything you have heretofore experienced... including cake."
21 Jump Street
Jenko: “Look, it obviously starts with... you have the right to remain silent...”Schmidt: [Whispering] “You have the right to an attorney."Jenko: “You have the right to remain... an attorney."Deputy Chief Hardy: “Did you just say you have the right to be an attorney?”Schmidt: “You do have the right to be an attorney if you want to.”
Best in Show
Harlan Pepper: “I used to be able to name every nut that there was. And it used to drive my mother crazy, because she used to say, ‘Harlan Pepper, if you don't stop naming nuts...’ And the joke was that we lived in Pine Nut, and I think that's what put it in my mind at that point. So she would hear me in the other room, and she'd just start yelling. I'd say, ‘Peanut. Hazelnut. Cashew nut. Macadamia nut.’ That was the one that would send her into going crazy. She'd say, ‘Would you stop naming nuts!’ And Hubert used to be able to make the sound, he couldn't talk, but he'd go ‘rrrawr rrawr’ and that sounded like 'macadamia nut.' Pine nut, which is a nut, but it's also the name of a town. Pistachio nut. Red pistachio nut. Natural, all natural white pistachio nut.”
The Devil Wears Prada
Miranda Priestly: "Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really."
"I've been writing a lot of poetry and I have been setting it to music. We'll see how it goes, but I may yet make it public." The ex-wife of Sir Mick Jagger, former supermodel Jerry Hall, is tempted to release a collection of poems.
Grieving father Bob Geldof has got engaged to his long term girlfriend Jeanne Marine, according the couple's celebrity friend Jerry Hall. The Boomtown Rats frontman is still mourning his daughter Peaches, who was found dead at her home in Kent, England last month (Apr14).
However, model Hall, who accompanied the couple to the socialite's funeral, reveals the rocker has asked French actress Marine to marry him after 18 years together.
Hall tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Bob has proposed. She (Marine) is over the moon. Jeanne Marine has been a rock and a tower of strength over this. I'm so excited for her I am bursting to tell someone. Bob and Jeanne have been through hell, but they are determined something positive will come out of it.
"After all the sadness, we need something to focus on which will bring joy and light... I'm so happy for her. It makes you realise we all have to value what we have."
Geldof's first wife, Peaches' mother Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose in 2000, four years after the couple divorced.
An inquest into Peaches' death is due to be held on Thursday (01May14).
Jason Priestley has taken aim at his former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty in his new memoir, criticising the actress for her allegedly bratty behaviour. The actor has spilled all about the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of the hit teen series, revealing Doherty began behaving badly before the 1990s show had even begun to air.
In an excerpt of his book Jason Priestley: A Memoir, published in Us Weekly magazine, he recalls taking a private flight with her from Los Angeles to New York to meet with advertisers, only for Doherty to reportedly complain during the whole journey.
He writes, "I could not believe my ears at Shannen's very first words after she boarded. Her butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, 'Really? A town car? You send a town car to take me to the airport, not a limo?' She sighed a very put-upon sigh. I laughed, as I couldn't really tell if Shannen was kidding or not.
"But that was just the beginning. I looked on, becoming more uneasy by the minute as she began b**ching about the short notice and the food on board and the temperature in the cabin and everything else."
Meanwhile, Priestley has also lifted the lid on his encounters with other big celebrities, revealing he received romance advice from Bradley Cooper while shooting 2004 film I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, and once shared a marijuana joint with Sir Mick Jagger at an awards show afterparty in Dublin, Ireland back in 2000.
He recalls, "Mick Jagger and (ex-wife) Jerry Hall (were) lounging on a bed, passing a joint back and forth... (My friend) said, 'Hey Mick, pass it around.' 'So sorry, love,' he said. Then he got up and handed the joint to me; I took a drag and passed it."
Not every show can go out on a good note. Sure, some shows like Breaking Bad come up with a conclusion that feels right and true to most fans. But usually, when a show has been on the air for a while, finding a tidy way to wrap things up can be a chore.
Even if it's been planned out since the beginning, as was the case with the series finale of How I Met Your Mother, it's hard to make people who have invested time in the characters feel like they've said goodbye in a satisfying way. While the fury swells over the HIMYM's controversial ending, it's helpful to distract ourselves with other epic finale fails Ted and his stupid blue French horn are up against.
It's like the start of a joke… Tony Soprano walks into a diner.
That's how David Chase sets up the finale of his landmark HBO series. The Mafia boss made famous by the late James Gandolfini rifles through a jukebox at his table and picks out Journey's "Don’t Stop Believing." His wife Carmela (Edie Falco) joins him, soon followed by his son A.J. (Robert Iler). The diner is full. A guy in a hat sits at a nearby booth and may have eyed Tony when he was alone. Another guy in a Members Only jacket enters right before A.J. and seems kind of twitchy. Another pair of guys lingers near the counter. Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) is late because she can't parallel park. The jacket guy walks past the Soprano's table and goes into the bathroom. Meadow, finally out of the car, walks towards the door of the diner. She reaches out to open it, the bell rings above the door and… nothing. Cut to a black screen.
Millions of Americans reached for their remote, sure that their TV sets had just completely screwed them over and were poised to call their cable company... when suddenly the credits started to roll. The shock that the series ended with a cut to black set fans howling and looking for answers. Did we go black because a bullet just went through Tony's head? Did the bell mean something? Were the potential threats in the diner just a part of Tony's normal paranoia? What the heck does any of it mean? Chase has steadfastly refused to provide much in the way of explanation, leaving a large section of the fan base furious over the ambiguity.
The show about nothing decided to make the end about something. That's a problem. With Larry David back to write the final episode of the show that he created with his friend Jerry Seinfeld, the group is about to have some good fortune. The show-within-a-show created by Jerry and George (Jason Alexander) finds new life and the duo, along with Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards), are jetting off to Paris to celebrate in a private jet courtesy of NBC. But, some mechanical issues ground them and while they wait, they stand around making jokey comments about a car-jacking that they're witnessing. Next thing you know, we're in a court room with every ancillary character in the history of the show, each with his or her own story of how horrible Jerry and his friends are. The foursome is led to a single jail cell after being convicted under a Good Samaritan law and, essentially, starts having a conversation the same as they would at Monk's or Jerry's apartment.
As the credits role, Jerry, dressed in prison orange, performs a stand-up routine for the other inmates. The finale was bloated, lazy, and worst of all, not funny… with jokes falling flat left and right. Apparently most of the humor was supposed to come from the audience seeing the Soup Nazi or Newman one last time. For a show that had delivered consistent laughs throughout its entire run, not remaining true to the style of humor that had made it a cultural phenomenon was the ultimate sin.
The critically acclaimed '80s medical drama had a very loyal fan base that kept it on the air. It's hard to remember but the Boston-based show was the career launching pad for a number of actors, Denzel Washington and Mark Harmon chief amongst them, and was a major influence on later hospital series like ER and Grey's Anatomy. In the finale, a bearded Howie Mandel leaves after finishing his residency and David Morse's soulful Dr. Morrison collects his young son to depart as well. As the show's moral center Dr. Westphal (Ed Flanders) returns to his office, his autistic son (Chad Allen) stares out the window at the falling snow.
Cut to: Westphal now dressed as a construction worker entering an apartment where his son is on the floor staring at a snow globe. What's inside the globe? A replica of St. Eligius Hospital, or St. Elsewhere, as it's more commonly called. So, the whole show was just something that played out in the mind of an autistic boy? Is that it? Really? The whole "it was all fake" ending worked exactly once with the brilliant final reveal on Newhart, but that's it.
The closet serial killer played by Michael C. Hall is getting out of the game. With his girlfriend Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) and son Harrison (Evan and Luke Kruntchev) in tow, he's going to skip out to Argentina and lead a more peaceful life... then a criminal shoots Dex's sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter). Even though she seems fine, she suddenly lapses into a coma after a massive stroke. Dexter kind of matter-of-factly kills Saxon while he's in police custody, sends Hannah and Harrison off to Buenos Aires, and then takes Deb off life support. He steals her body and dumps it into the sea, before faking his own death. Except when we see Hannah and Harrison way down south, Dexter isn't with them and Hannah is reading a news story about his presumed watery demise.
We hear Dexter in a voice-over explaining how hard it is to be him. So, where is he? Well, why don't we let every fan of the Showtime hit take over from here: "A lumberjack?! He's a f**king lumberjack?! What do you mean he's a f**king lumberjack?!" Before that final scream-inducing reveal — seriously, how many TV sets were broken when remotes went sailing into them immediately after the shot of bearded Dexter? — the episode was pretty lifeless, moving from point A to B to C in a paint-by-numbers kind of way.
Just like with Seinfeld, the ending to Roseanne Barr's long-running sitcom felt like a cheat. Really it was a case where the show probably should've ended a couple of seasons before it actually did. The final season was an unmitigated disaster as the Connors won the lottery and the entire premise of the show changed, becoming a distorted rumination on the meaning of life. In the final episode, we see the cast of the show gathered around the kitchen table eating, laughing, and joking. Then a voice-over from Rosanne tells us that what we've been watching was a figment of her imagination. She's changed things from real life as she's written, including having Dan survive the heart attack that actually killed him two years prior. Worse, she calls into question what parts of the show going back before the heart attack were real (what do you mean David is really Becky's boyfriend?). Considering that the show became a ratings juggernaut with its funny portrayal of the real issues that face lower-middle class Americans, being told that it was just the main character's alternate reality was a slap in the face. And, while it's fine for a finale to be packed with emotion — plenty of fans cried at the end of M*A*S*H and The Mary Tyler Moore Show — the final shot of Roseanne sitting alone on her couch was unnecessarily depressing.
Former model Jerry Hall was once asked by surrealist artist Salvador Dali to run naked through his garden for a new artwork, but she refused. The ex-wife of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger was close friends with the Spanish painter and he confided in her about his bizarre plan to capture her nude and wrapped in transparent white linen.
Hall turned down the request as she felt uncomfortable stripping completely naked, but now admits saying no to Dali is one of the biggest regrets of her life.
She tells Britain's The Independent Magazine, "He didn't paint me, but he did want to film me nude running through his garden wrapped in white chiffon. I didn't feel comfortable doing it, but I wish I had."