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.
Actress Dakota Johnson has taken on an active role in helping producers find the perfect star to portray her onscreen lover in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film following Charlie Hunnam's recent departure. The Sons of Anarchy star pulled out of playing Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of writer E.L. James' erotic novel earlier this month (Oct13), leaving Universal Pictures bosses scrambling to recast his role.
However, producer Michael De Luca reveals they've been receiving a helping hand from Johnson, the daughter of Hollywood veterans Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as they search for a suitable replacement to appear opposite her Anastasia Steele.
He tells Eonline.com, "She's the best partner a producer could have... She's helping us look through the candidates to see which chemistry kind of captures our attention."
Hunnam recently revealed his hectic TV schedule forced him to walk away from the project, and while De Luca admits losing their original leading man was a big blow, he insists production is "on track" as they are close to revealing their new Christian Grey "in a couple weeks".
British actor Jamie Dornan and Alexander Skarsgard have emerged as frontrunners, while Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer remain fan favourites for the role.
Gloriana singer Tom Gossin has tied the knot with his fiancee Jamie Moffett. The country star married his girlfriend of 10 years on Saturday (19Oct13) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gossin's bandmate and younger brother, Mike Gossin, served as best man, while the lone female member of the group, Rachel Reinert, was bridesmaid.
Engaged since last year (12), Gossin presented his now-wife with a 1920s European-cut stone and the couple continued the period theme for their wedding with Art Deco inspired details, including their departure from the party in a vintage Rolls Royce.
The newlyweds have a small window to enjoy their honeymoon, as Gloriana is scheduled to return to the stage on 1 November (13) in South Carolina.
New mum Evan Rachel Wood is heading back to work after signing up to head Into The Forest with Ellen Page in a film adaptation of Jean Hegland's disaster novel. The pair will star as sisters battling to survive in a world without civilisation in the futuristic drama, which is based on the writer's hit 1996 book.
Page will perform double duty as co-producer of the movie, which will be directed by Grey Gardens filmmaker Patricia Rozema.
It marks Wood's first new job since welcoming a son with her husband Jamie Bell in July (13).
Jamie Foxx is attempting to hook up a supergroup to end all supergroups for a new track on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. The Oscar winner and chart-topper, who plays villain Electro in the new Spider-Man movie, has created a new track, called Chasing Spiders, and he wants to get in the studio with Rihanna, Slash and Travis Barker to record it.
He tells Men's Fitness magazine, "Rihanna will sing the hook, Slash will play the guitar and Travis Barker will play the drums. Fingers crossed."
Foxx also has the video worked out - it will feature a 60-piece orchestra of comic book supervillains and superheroes.
He adds, "When it (music) really ramps up, when the orchestra comes in, that's when you see the big fight. Imagine the orchestra playing and then, in slow motion, breaking their instruments and running from everything."