Stars including Boy George, Simon Le Bon and Billy Idol have paid tribute to eighties pop icon Steve Strange after he died on Thursday (12Feb15). The Visage frontman passed away in Egypt after suffering a heart attack and his celebrity pals have paid their respects to Strange, real name Steven John Harrington, on Twitter.com.
Culture Club star Boy George wrote, "Heartbroken about the death of my friend Steve Strange. So bl**dy sad. Such a big part of my life!", while Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon adds, "I'm very sad to announce that our friend Steve Strange has died in Egypt today. He was the leading edge of New Romantic. God Bless him."
Billy Idol writes, "Very sad to hear of my friend Steve Strange passing, RIP mate..... Vancouver we rock tonight in memoriam 4 Steve Strange who would b (sic) the first to want the show to go on, he was great!" while Kim Wilde shared a number of pictures of her with Strange without adding captions.
Actor Warwick Davis adds, "So sad to hear of the passing of Steve Strange. Lovely guy..."
Eighties pop stars Kim Wilde and Rick Astley have signed up to present shows on a new digital U.K. radio station. The veteran singers have both landed slots on radio station Magic, which launched online across the country on Monday (05Jan15).
The two stars will both present regular Sunday shows, while other hosts in the star-studded line-up include actor/singer John Barrowman, TV personality Denise van Outen, and actress Claire Sweeney.
The Weinstein Company
Sundance is long gone, Cannes sailed away months ago, and both Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festivals have cleared away until next year. But when one major film festival ends, another starts putting its lineup together, and this time, it's Canada's time to shine. The Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 4 until the 14, has unveiled the list of titles they'll be premiering this year, and it's packed with under-the-radar indies, highly anticipated returns from accliamed directors, and of course, several likely awards contenders. But with nearly 60 films all making their debut in Toronto this fall, it can be hard to pick out the good from the bad and the exciting from the ones you've probably seen before. In an attempt to simplify the decision-making process for you, we've highlighted some of the most exciting films to hit north of the border this fall.
The Imitation Game Who’s Involved: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode and Charles Dance star What It’s About: The British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win WWII by cracking German codes, and was then prosecuted by the government for being homosexual. Thoughts: Finally, a cast good enough to convince you that math is interesting for two hours.
The Last Five Years Who’s Involved: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan What It’s About: A musical that tells the story of a married couple’s five-year relationship – his perspective runs from the day they met to when it all fell apart, and hers from the end back to the beginning. Thoughts: The perfect example as to why you should pay attention when your theater nerd friend tries plays you cast recordings.
Foxcatcher Who’s Involved: Bennett Miller directs; Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo starWhat It’s About: Based on a true story, it follows two championship wrestler brothers and the tragic consequences that they face after getting involved with an eccentric millionaire coach. Thoughts: We really are going to have to come up with the Tatum equivalent of “McConaissance” sometime soon.
A Little ChaosWho’s Involved: Alan Rickman directs; Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Rickman star What It’s About: A landscape gardener finds herself struggling with the politics of Louis XIV’s court and her own demons after she’s hired to work at the Garden of Versailles. Thoughts: You had us at “Rickman.”
The Riot Club Who’s Involved: Lone Scherfig directs; Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Natalie Dormer and Jessica Brown-Findlay star What It’s About: A privileged young man is inducted into the “Riot’s Club,” an exclusive, wild group of young men full of debauchery and bad behavior, during his first year at Oxford. Thoughts: Look! It’s that guy from that thing! And that girl, from that other thing! I like them. They should be in more things.
Before We Go Who’s Involved: Chris Evans directs; Evans and Alice Eve star What It’s About: Two strangers bond over the course of one night in Manhattan, and the conflicts in their lives allow them to explore more about each other and themselves. Thoughts: Captain America is directing movies now!
Warner Bros. Pictures
This Is Where I Leave You Who’s Involved: Shawn Levy directs; Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Connie Britton and Jane Fonda star What It’s About: Four adult siblings return to their childhood home after their father dies. Dysfunction and hijinks ensue. Thoughts: Does Driver say “outer space” in this? Can we re-write the script so that he does?
Men, Women and Children Who’s Involved: Jason Reitman directs; Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer star What It’s About: A group of parents and children navigate the way the Internet has changed their relationships and lives. Thoughts: Well, it’s got be better than Labor Day, right?
Miss Julie Who’s Involved: Liv Ullman directs; Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell star What It’s About: Set over the course of one night in the 1880s, an aristocratic woman and her father’s valet struggle for power. Thoughts: Should we also be thinking about the “Farrellissance?”
Nightcrawler Who’s Involved: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton star What It’s About: An ambitious journalist becomes involved with the world of LA nighttime journalism, and the line between spectator and perpetrator becomes blurred. Thoughts: Oh, so this isn’t an X-Men solo film? That’s slightly disappointing.
Rosewater Who’s Involved: Jon Stewart directs; Gael Garcia Bernal stars What It’s About: The true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who appeared on The Daily Show before being imprisoned for five months by the Iranian government. Thoughts: This is the movie that gave us Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and for that we shall always be grateful.
The Theory of Everything Who’s Involved: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis star What It’s About: The life and relationship of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde from their first meeting at Cambridge through Hawking’s diagnosis through their numerous accomplishments. Thoughts: Oscar Season 2014: Alan Turing vs. Stephen Hawking in The Battle of the British Genius Biopics.
Whiplash Who’s Involved: Damien Chazelle directs; Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star What It’s About: An ambitious jazz drummer who enrolls at a prestigious music conservatory, but must endure the brutal, intense tutelage of a brilliant, drill sergeant-like teacher in order to achieve greatness. Thoughts: Look, we’ll stop talking about this one once it finally comes out, and not a moment sooner, okay?
Former Simply Red bandmates Mick Hucknall and Chris De Margary have settled a hunting dispute with a neighbour in County Donegal, Ireland. The pop star pals sued John Wilde in 2009, claiming he had been interfering with the sporting rights connected to their Glenmore Lodge estate.
Hucknall and De Margary bought the main house and land in 2005 and relaunched the Glenmore Rivers Sporting Estate.
However, Wilde insisted the land they claimed was theirs had been transferred to his father by the previous owners.
A hearing of the case was scheduled to begin at Letterkenny Circuit Court on Monday (24Mar14), but lawyers for all parties have stated that an agreement has been reached.
The Simply Red stars were not in court and details of the settlement have not been released.
Welsh actor Michael Sheen took on the infamous role of Stifler's Mom opposite Sharon Stone as Jim's Dad in a gender-swapping live-read of teen movie American Pie in Los Angeles. The Frost/Nixon star and the Basic Instinct actress were among the cast for a live performance of the film on Thursday night (16Jan14) as part of director Jason Reitman's regular series of star-studded read-throughs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The American Pie show featured the actors swapping gender roles, with Sheen taking on the feisty femme fatale played by Jennifer Coolidge in the original film and Shannon Elizabeth's part of Nadia.
Stone played the role of Jim's Dad, originally played by Eugene Levy, Twilight star Anna Kendrick tackled Seann William Scott's Stifler, and Spider-Man 3 actor Topher Grace channelled Tara Reid to play Vicky.
Other stars in the production included Olivia Wilde as Kevin, Krysten Ritter as Finch, John Cho as Heather, and Ari Graynor as Jim.
Sheen shared his news with fans following the performance in a series of posts on Twitter.com, writing, "Tried my best to get inside Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Coolidge tonight. A gender-reversed reading of American Pie at LACMA. Huge fun!... I was of course playing Nadia and Stifler's Mom! Sitting between Sharon Stone as Jim's Dad and Anna Kendrick as Stifler. Marvelous!!!"
With Christmas arriving in just a few days, this was the last week of the year for the late night shows before their two-week holiday. Check out the best moments of last few days of the year down belong, beginning with a very physical guest appearances on The Daily Show of the men from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
When the late night talk shows return after their holiday break, you can catch all the late night highlights every week right here on Hollywood.com.
Fighting Amongst AnchormenThings escalated quickly on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart refuses to give a delicious fruit salad to Will Ferrell.
"How To" in 60 SecondsAdam Scott speedily demonstrates to everyone what the top Google "how to" searches of 2013 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Homemade, All American GirlConan O'Brien visits the very popular doll store American Girl and things get a little too weird between the late night host and his new plastic companion.
Oliver's TwistJon Stewart ventures off-script to deliver a tear-jerking, farewell retrospective to John Oliver.
Crystal vs.ColbertGrammy nominations can create fierce rivalries! Watch Billy Crystal and Stephen Colbert threaten each other over who will claim the "Best Spoken Word Album."
Barbara's Top 10Want to know what questions Barbara Walters didn't ask her "Most Fascinating People of 2013?" David Letterman's got the Top 10 for that, presented by none other than Barbara Walters herself.
Epic Late Night SplitJean-Claude Van Damme's viral "Epic Split" commercial is trumped by Jay Leno during his "Ask Jay Anything" bit.
A Year of CensorshipJimmy Kimmel takes a year-long look of "Unnecessary Censorship."
Wilde ThingHer's Olivia Wilde explains how her mom lived on the edge while she was pregnant with her and her siblings.
Scared to the Bittersweet EndSome viral clips are more equal than others. Jimmy Kimmel announced his "Clip of the Year" and gave its winner one last frightening moment to savor his fifteen minutes of fame.
American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave are going head-to-head at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations each. The dramatic comedy will go up against Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street for Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy.
Its stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams scored a mention for Best Performance In A Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), while Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper picked up nods for their supporting roles and David O. Russell landed a nomination for Best Director.
The film also picked up a Best Screenplay - Motion Picture nod.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave also landed seven nominations including Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Performance Actor, Drama for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actor, Drama for Michael Fassbender, Best Director - Motion Picture for Steve McQueen, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture and Best Original Score - Motion Picture for Hans Zimmer.
In the TV categories, some of the small screen's biggest names are going head-to-head for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Ray Donovan's Liev Schreiber, Masters of Sex's Michael Sheen, House of Spades' Kevin Spacey and The Black List's James Spader are all nominated.
Meanwhile, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, Scandal's Kerry Washington and House of Cards' Robin Wright all landed Best Actress in a TV series, Drama nods.
For the Best Television Series - Drama category Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards and Masters of Sex will go up against each other.
Michael Douglas' and Matt Damon's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra scored three nominations including Best TV Movie Or Mini-series and Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series for Damon and Douglas.
Lee Daniels' The Butler, which has landed several nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild awards, was completely shut out of the competition.
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will take place on 12 January (14) in Los Angeles.
The nominations were announced by actors Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari and Zoe Saldana in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday (12Dec13) and the complete list is as follows:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope Steve, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren, American Hustle
Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Best Animated Feature film
Despicable Me 2
Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color (France)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Past (Iran)
The Wind Rises (Japan)
Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
All Is Lost - Alex Ebert
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - Alex Heffes
Gravity - Steven Price
The Book Thief - John Williams
12 Years a Slave - Hans Zimmer
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Atlas, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Let It Go, Frozen
Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Please Mr. Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance
Best TV Series, Drama
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
Best Actress in a TV series, Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor in a TV series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere , Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
U.S. President Barack Obama has joined movie stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Charlize Theron in paying tribute to the late, great Nelson Mandela following his death at the age of 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the sad news of the civil rights icon's death just before midnight local time on Thursday night (05Dec13) - not long after acclaimed new biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiered in London, with Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and members of Mandela's family in attendance.
The former president, who was affectionately known as Madiba, had battled health issues in recent years, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalisations.
Announcing the tragic news, President Zuma said, "He passed on peacefully in the company of his family... He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
Zuma ordered all flags across the nation to be flown at half-mast from Friday (06Dec13) until Mandela is laid to rest at a state funeral.
Shortly after news of Mandela's death broke, President Obama held a press conference at the White House to deliver a touching tribute, stating, "He achieved more than could be expected of any man and today he has gone home."
He added, "We have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages."
Obama's predecessor George W. Bush added, "President Mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. He bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. This good man will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever."
British actor Idris Elba, who portrays Mandela in new movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom offered up a statement after hearing the sad news during the London premiere after party. It reads: "What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Meanwhile, South African actress Charlize Theron became one of the first celebrities to remember the legendary activist online, tweeting, "My thoughts and love go out to the Mandela family. Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever".
Ghost star Goldberg added, "I want 2give (sic) the world a hug I was told Mandeba (sic) just passed. Nelson Mandela R.I.P. Time for a well earned sleep.Condolences to his family", while Samuel L. Jackson posted, "Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country".
Actor William Shatner, John Legend, Fergie, former boxer Mike Tyson, Bette Midler, Kelly Osbourne, filmmaker Michael Moore, Olivia Wilde, Rihanna, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, Gabrielle Union, Gene Simmons, former Spice Girls star Mel C, Ricky Martin, Jermaine Jackson, Channing Tatum and Tony Bennett were also among the celebrities who flooded Twitter with tributes to Mandela on Thursday.
And sports legend Muhammad Ali released a statement which reads: "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was a life filled with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world."
Nina Dobrev is the latest celeb to join the #GetCovered movement. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Healthcare.gov launched the health insurance marketplace that, under the Afforable Care Act will provide health insurance to everyone who needs it. The administration launched the site despite the government shutdown that was perpetrated by the Republican Party's efforts to slow down the health care laws.
When the marketplace opened on Tuesday, social media sites lit up with pictures and tweets from celebs who urged young people to #GetCovered. Stars like Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Connie Britton, Emily Van Camp, Pharell, and Sophia Bush collectively pushed for Obamacare by posting these photos and tweets.
John Legend kickstarted the movement on Tuesday with the tweet:
F the shutdown. The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open in every state. Don’t wait another day to #GetCovered! http://t.co/LTfvyg1FIR
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 1, 2013
Afterwords, celebrities like Amy Poehler and Lady Gaga followed with photos with the #GetCovered motto.
Then, today, Nina Dobrev got our attention by posting the above topless photo with the caption, "Im Canadian. We have healthcare for all. If you dont have insurance go to healthcare.gov and #GetCovered, Because w/o it, youre naked." We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Nina.
Also, check out the hilarious FunnyorDie video that says, "Everybody gets hurt once in a while. Luckily it's easier than ever now to get health care."
More:Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough's RelationshipLady Gaga's Jazz AlbumAmy Poehler Disses Kristen Bell
| Follow @lexi_smail
From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
Actress Olivia Wilde reached out to pal Jennifer Aniston for advice on how to handle the media after a joke about her sex life with fiance Jason Sudeikis turned her into a tabloid target. The TRON: Legacy beauty hit the headlines last year (12) after quipping that she and her boyfriend were like Kenyan marathon runners in the bedroom.
The intense media scrutiny prompted Wilde to turn to her close friend - Sudeikis' We're The Millers co-star - for help, because Aniston had "been through the wringer" following her high-profile romances with Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn and John Mayer.
Wilde felt sure Aniston would be able to offer her the best advice on fame management and tells Allure magazine, "I explained the situation, and I said I needed advice on how to deal with these things.
"She wrote me one of the most gracious, wise emails describing her journey and really wonderful words of advice about how to deal with it. And, in the end, I think I would do it all again exactly the same way."