Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has banned his children from owning a cell phone to protect them from cyber-bullies. The TV cook worries his children might be subjected to online bullying due to their famous father and does all he can to ensure they are not using social networking websites.
Oliver is a close friend of Instagram.com founder Kevin Systrom, and regularly updates his own social networking accounts with posts about his family and businesses, but he was furious when he discovered daughters Poppy, 11, and Daisy, 10, had secretly set up accounts on the photo sharing site.
He tells British magazine Closer, "I found out my two eldest girls had set up Instagram accounts in secret, which I was not happy about and soon put a stop to it. Poppy's the only girl in her class still not allowed a mobile. It may sound harsh, but I do worry about the bullying that can go on with these sites.
"I know the girls have had a hard time in the past at school because their dad's on TV. I just don't want to risk it happening online too. It's impossible to keep an eye on."
Production on the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey film adaptation has been pushed back until December (13). No official reason has been given for the change in start date, which had originally been scheduled for November (13), but news of the delay comes just days after British actor Jamie Dornan was confirmed as the new Christian Grey, stepping in to replace Charlie Hunnam, who abruptly quit the project earlier this month (Oct13).
Dakota Johnson will portray Anastasia Steele in the movie version of writer E.L. James' erotic novel, which will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
As WENN went to press, the film was still planned for release in August, 2014.
Actor Jamie Foxx has revealed he studied Sean 'Diddy' Combs to perfect his moneybags character in movie musical Annie. The Django Unchained star plays a modern-day version of the stageshow's Daddy Warbucks, named Benjamin Stacks, in the upcoming Annie movie, and admits he didn't have to look far to find some inspiration.
He says, "I'm a cellular phone mogul. I'm running through the streets of New York, I'm trying to be mayor. And, to be honest with you, I'm letting the cat out the bag just a little bit, I'm sort of mirroring Puffy (Combs) a little bit."
Annie, which stars Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Diaz, is set to hit theatres in 2014.
Warbucks was previously played on the big screen by Albert Finney.
True Blood star Luke Grimes has been cast opposite Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the movie adaptation of the E. L. James' bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Grimes will play Christian Grey's brother Elliot in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson hopes to start shooting next month (Nov13).
Jamie Foxx will be forever grateful to Robert Downey Jr., after the Iron Man star showed up to his daughter's fifth birthday party as a surprise guest. The Django Unchained star asked his The Soloist co-star to show up at his kid's bash after he overheard her telling friends she knew Downey's Iron Man alter-ego Tony Stark because he was close to her dad.
Foxx tells U.S. TV host Katie Couric, "We had an Iron Man-themed party and... it was just a shot in the dark. I text Robert Downey, Jr. and I'm like, 'Hey, listen man, my daughter is turning five, and (is having) the Iron Man theme (at her party).'
"He shows up just before the party, brings like a whole big thing of Iron Man toys and passed it out to all the kids and then I was, like, trying to rush it because I thought he was in a hurry and he was like, 'Dude, here's the deal, I'm here, don't worry about it...' So he hung out and, to this day, I'm indebted to that dude."
“Stow your twitchy palms ladies... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1." Author E.L. James confirms actor Jamie Dornan has landed the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey after original choice Charlie Hunnam quit the project earlier this month (Oct13).
"I'm a monstrous @JamieDornan1 fan. Wasn't allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall because he played a sexmurderer. 50 Shades is my big chance! Wait, Christian Grey isn't a murderer right?" Actress Lena Dunham throws her support behind Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan to replace Charlie Hunnam as the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey, despite his previous role as a serial killer.
British actor Jamie Dornan has reportedly been tapped to replace Charlie Hunnam in the movie adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey. The 31-year-old former model became a frontrunner to portray Christian Grey in the film version of writer E.L. James' erotic novel as soon as Hunnam quit the project earlier this month (Oct13), and now it appears he has landed the coveted part.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dornan's screen test with female lead Dakota Johnson sealed the deal and he is set to start shooting on 1 November (13).
Dornan has previously appeared in U.K. drama The Fall, U.S. fairytale series Once Upon a Time and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.
He also famously dated Keira Knightley from 2003 to 2005 and he wed actress and singer-songwriter Amelia Warner in April (13).
Universal Pictures and Focus Features executives have yet to confirm the latest casting news.
Movie executives at German company Constantin Film are moving forward with a sequel to THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, despite the film's box office failure earlier this year (13). Production for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes was shelved after the first installment of the franchise underperformed globally, making just over $100 million (£66.6 million) and reportedly failing to break even.
But fans have campaigned for a sequel and now executives have agreed to green light the follow-up, which will start shooting next year (14).
Constantin Film's head of film and TV, Martin Moszkowicz, tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going. It's been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA (young adult) titles.
"We are analysing what we did wrong with the first film, particularly with the positioning and marketing, and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise (for City of Ashes). The readers of Mortal Instruments are older than you might think. That may have been one issue in our marketing, that we focused too much on a very young audience segment."
Former real-life couple Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are expected to return for the sequel.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge have chosen seven close friends, including his cousin Zara Tindall, to act as godparents to their son Prince George. The couple will be joined by reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince Harry as the third in line for the throne is baptised at a chapel in St James's Palace in London on Wednesday (23Oct13).
Princess Anne's pregnant daughter Zara will act as godmother, alongside Catherine's school pal Emelia Jardine-Paterson and Julia Samuel, a close friend of the prince's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
Godfather duties fall to William and Harry's former private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's childhood friends William van Cutsem and Earl Grosvenor, and Oliver Baker, who attended St. Andrews university in Scotland with the royal couple.
Their decision to choose close friends as their firstborn's godparents breaks with royal tradition of asking members of foreign royal families and the aristocracy to take on the roles.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her siblings, Pippa and James, are all expected to be in attendance at the ceremony.
The party will celebrate the baptism with a reception at royal residence Clarence House, where guests will be served cake from the couple's wedding in 2011.