British actor Damian Lewis struggled with depression in his late twenties after he was injured in a motorcycle crash.
The Homeland star was riding his bike through London after performing in a play in 1998 when he collided with a cab. He was thrown onto the car, shattering its windscreen, and was unconscious for several minutes after the accident. Lewis suffered concussion and, in the months that followed, he became depressed and his life went into a downward spiral.
He tells Britain's Event magazine, "I spent three months afterwards getting into needless fights and suffering from bouts of depression, unable to watch TV or read because of migraines... I would often not get dressed and just do puzzles in my flat."
Pop bad girl Miley Cyrus rang in 2015 by partying in Las Vegas with her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger, his famous father Arnold, and Britney Spears.
The Can't Be Tamed hitmaker began dating The Terminator star's son in October (14), and their romance sparked rumors his mother Maria Shriver was worried about any influence the pot-loving singer might have on her son.
However, Cyrus showed she is growing close to the family by heading to Sin City on New Year's Eve (31Dec14) with her boyfriend, his father, and his father's new woman Heather Milligan. According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, they were joined by actress Sofía Vergara and her True Blood star fiance Joe Manganiello for dinner at a steakhouse, before heading to watch Spears' show at the Planet Hollywood resort. Prior to the performance, Cyrus and her party had a private meeting with Spears, and after the show they reportedly whiled away the night playing blackjack in the resort's casino.
A source tells the publication, "Miley spent the whole holiday season with Patrick, Arnold and Heather Milligan. They spent Christmas and then New Year's together. Arnold approves of his son's new relationship, and he was the one who suggested they all spend New Year's Eve together in Las Vegas."
British actor Damian Lewis sparked a security scare at the White House by making a joke about Iran in front of U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Homeland star was discussing the hit TV show with the American leader during a reception at the president's official residence in Washington, D.C. and he was accosted by security guards after he made an ill-advised joke about the Middle Eastern state.
During an appearance on U.K. radio show Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4, Lewis explains, "I don't know what possessed me but I said to him, 'Sir, Mr President, we're very keen to keep Homeland as current as possible so if there's any chance of going into Iran, will you let us know?' At which point I saw three security guys either side of me perk up.'Someone said I-ran in the White House. Someone said I-ran.' And sure enough I had this enormous hand sort of cuffed me to one side on my right cheek... of my derriere, I hasten to add, and I was sort of shunted along to (U.K. Prime Minister) David Cameron who was next in line..."
However, Obama was able to brush off the mishap.
Lewis adds, "The president had a great sense of humour. He looked me square in the eye and he said, 'I'll be sure to let you know as soon as it happens'. It was remarkable."
Russell Brand was threatened with arrest in New York earlier this week (ends17Oct14) as he staged a protest outside Fox News headquarters after alleging he had been dumped from a planned TV appearance.
The comedian/actor claimed a planned guest spot on political pundit Sean Hannity's show was pulled at the last minute and he decided to make a mockery of the cancellation by campaigning on the street outside the channel's studios. Capturing his protest and posting it on TheTrews video channel, Brand explained:
"Here we are at Fox's headquarters, all the greats are here - Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity - all the people who refuse to have us on the show. "Sean Hannity, who booked us and then cancelled us. So we are going to do a Trew special from here, in the heart of the establishment." But filming came to an abrupt end when a security guard approached him and asked, "Do you want to get arrested?" He explained, "You can't film here, this is private property." Brand tested the guard by later entering the lobby of the building, where he was told by an off-camera Fox employee, "You can't stay on the property and film anything." The cheeky Brit then asked, "Can I come up, have a look around, maybe have a look at the studio, touch some stuff, meet some people from The Sean Hannity Show?"
Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman longs to have another baby and hopes "every month" to fall pregnant.
The Oscar winner has two young daughters with her country singer partner Keith Urban, as well as two adopted kids with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, but she is still hoping for one more. She tells Australian radio station KIIS 1065's The Kyle and Jackie O Show, "I'm baby crazy. I just love kids... I hope every month that I'm pregnant... But I never am. I would be jumping for joy if I was... It won't happen. No, I'm 47. It won't happen... Well my grandmother had her last baby at 49 so you never know..."
Country singer Keith Urban was forced to cancel a charity concert performance on Thursday (11Sep14) following the death of his wife Nicole Kidman's father.
Dr. Anthony Kidman was pronounced dead in hospital after suffering a fall while visiting Nicole's sister Antonia in Singapore. Local police are investigating the incident.
The You'll Think of Me hitmaker was scheduled to perform at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California on Thursday night but pulled out of the gig and boarded a private jet to be by his wife's side in Nashville, Tennessee, according to TMZ.com. Kenny Loggins agreed to fill in for Urban at the last minute.
Meanwhile, Kidman's publicist Leslee Dart has issued a statement about the tragedy, which reads: "Nicole and her family are in shock by the sudden death of her father. She appreciates the outpouring of support and kindly requests privacy during this very difficult time."
Parks and Recreation is determined to come up with a season long arc, and so far, Leslie's (Amy Poehler) idea for a merger with rival town Eagleton is proving to be a good one. This week, the department took on their Eagleton counterparts in order to learn the lay of the land. Ultimately, the episode feels a little light because no matter how much we may want to see more of the Eagleton Parks Department, there was no way the cast was going to double in size, but the conceit was funny enough that it doesn't matter whatsoever.
April (Aubrey Plaza) is back to full agent-of-chaos mode, first rebranding Jerry (whose actual name is Gary) as "Larry Gengrich," and then torturing her doppleganger, Tynnyfer (June Diane Raphael) by mimicing her vapid cluelessness and tricking her into quitting her job and breaking into Dwayne Wade's house in Miami. Ron (Nick Offerman) slowly realizes that his counterpart, played by Sam Elliott and also named Ron, might be another mustachioed man of few words with a love of the outdoors, but while Ron is a libertarian suvivalist and meat-lover, Eagleton Ron is a vegan enviornmental crusader and nut nut ("They make wonderful milks"). They go from instant friends to instant enemies, and it's nice to see the slow build of things our Ron hates coming out of an increasingly gleeful Alterna-Ron's mouth. The only downside to so many great day players was that aside from Leslie's attempts to figure out who to fire, we didn't get to see any of our usual inter-character chemisty. Tom (Aziz Ansari), in particular, was stranded alone in his struggle to conceal that his doppleganger was a super-efficient computer program called E.R.I.C by constructing a fictional drug-dealing, racist, messy jerk identity for Eric who does, indeed, get fired.
And despite all these machinations, Leslie would have never fired someone from the main cast tonight, not just because they are under contract for the rest of the season, but because after recieving the news that Chris (Rob Lowe) and Ann (Rashida Jones) are planning to move out of Pawnee, she becomes hyper loyal, panicking about the loss of a friend by hanging on desperately to her employees, even attempting to get them to sign a Loyalty Agreement that binds them to the town for 50 years. Though Ann tries to soften the bad news with a plate of waffles and a picture of a shirtless Joe Biden riding a horse, Leslie still feels betrayed.
If only things were as easy as they are for Chris and Ben (Adam Scott), who have become close again over the last few episodes but dealt with the news in a mature and kind way. But Leslie's panic is understandable and totally in character. Additionally, Ann is pretty much nowhere to be found in what should have been a much bigger episode for her. Even as Leslie constantly reminds us how they are best friends who love working together, she spends far more time seeking advice from Ron and working with the rest of the department. If there was ever a time to show their friendship and its tightness, it was here. And with Pawnee becoming extreme in its unhealthiness (Chris orders a "salad" filled with gummy worms, cheese, a gumball, and toffee) and this merger giving her a natural break in her job, it's hard to tell exactly how she feels about leaving or about starting a new life with Chris. While it does seem best for the show to lose Ann as Ben becomes a more logical anchor in Leslie's life, that doesn't mean Ann should be unceremoniously shipped off. And the abrupt ending of the episode, which cuts to black just as Ann and Leslie sit down to talk, felt confusing, as the audience doesn't really know the answers to what they're talking about. Hopefully, next week we'll get a chance to hang out with both characters as they think about how to say goodbye.
Questions, Comments, Concerns:This week's stray observations will be used as a shrine to Craig, Donna's doppleganger, who was played by Billy Eichner, was the only Eagleton member left on the "maybe" side of returning vs. being fired, and was by far the most quotable. Case in point:"Donna? That is the perfect name for you. I love it, don't ever change it.""I wanted to be a Spanish man named Terrance, but that didn't happen." "I carried the Eagleton Department on my back and I loved every second of it, you don't even know!" (You have to imagine that this is at a shrill, manic pitch capable of waking the dead.)"You want me to put Bermuda grass in a continental climate that's a six on the Beauford scale in a park with zero drainage? I want Kentucky Bluegrass, I want a 10 percent discount, and I want you to apologize to my best friend Donna!" "I have a medical condition all right. It's called caring too much... and it's incurable! Also I have excema." "I'm halfway through designing a bamboo gazebo as a tribute to the founders of Motown.""My DVR is pregnant with 13 months' worth of Scandal."
True Blood is being taken of the shelves. Fang-bangers across the land will be disappointed to hear that HBO’s soapy supernatural drama is coming to an end after seven bloody seasons. Entertainment Weekly reports that the long-running series will air it's final 10 episodes in 2014.
“True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo in a statement. “Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey. Alan passed the baton to Brian Buckner, who led our fantastic writers and crew in crafting a spectacular sixth season, and he will lead us through the seventh and final season of this amazing show. Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show.”
True Blood has remained a monster hit throughout it’s run and even though vampires never age, unfortunately actors do. The show has been a landmark success for the premium cable channel and, along with HBO’s Game of Thrones, has shown that there is a huge market for adult fantasy on televison.
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We're the Millers is a screwball comedy about a self-involved pot dealer, Dave (Jason Sudeikis), who wrangles stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston), dopey loser Kenny (Will Poulter), and rebellious runaway teen Casey (Emma Roberts) to join him on a felonious trip across the border and back to smuggle tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Such a wily storyline is sure to provide a slew of organic gags...of course, it doesn't, and the film instead relies on a nonstop barrage of egregious pop culture references to get audiences laughing without expending any real creative effort.
And since they do comprise the majority of the film's runtime, we decided it was only right to pay tribute to said quips. As such, peruse the following comprehensive list of all of the pointless, forced, groan-inducing pop culture references from We're the Millers:
The film opens with Dave watching a string of YouTube clips, most notably the "Double Rainbow" video. Dave and a college friend (Thomas Lennon) discuss a Dave Matthews Band concert. Dave makes a joke about Dexter.Dave refers to a trio of long-haired ruffians as "the cast of Annie." Dave does an impression of Bane, Tom Hardy's character from The Dark Knight Rises. Dave calls a buttoned-up Midwesterner "Flanders," a reference to the Simpsons character. Dave calls stripper Rose "Pretty Woman." Dave mentions that he has rented, but not yet watched, Precious on Netflix. Dave compares Casey to Eminem, specifically from his role in 8 Mile. Dave mentions Dora The Explorer. Dave contrasts his fake family with The Brady Bunch. Dave compares his fake family to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Dave makes a joke about the movie La Bamba.Casey makes a joke about Snoop Dogg's well-known affection for marijuana.Dave denegrates LeBron James and compliments Michael Jordan.Dave, Rose, Casey, and Kenny listen to, and sing along with, "Waterfalls" by TLC.Dave makes reference to Tom Waits.Dave utilizes the Miller Brewing Company slogan, "It's Miller Time."A vacationing couple (Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn) mention the movie Free Willy.Dave references Scarface.Rose makes a vulgar joke with the title of the movie Black Hawk Down.Dave sardonically contrasts Rose's acting talents with those of Meryl Streep.Offerman's character mentions that his wife's vibrator is named Joe Morgan.Rose performs a stripping routine, pulling a waterchord in an over-the-top reference to Flashdance.A criminal (Ed Helms) references the mythology of Spider-Man in a discussion about a tarantula bite suffered by Kenny.Dave references Barbra Streisand's celebrity in the theater community.Dave uses the phrase "Whale emoji, hashtag YOLO" while mocking Casey.Dave calls Kenny as "Ken Doll."Dave makes a joke about 50 Cent.And somewhere after that, the film ends. But the references do not! In the blooper reel...
A dumb thug (Mark L. Young) insults Kenny by calling him Don Knotts.Hahn's character likens her tampon to a Stormtrooper.Sudeikis, Roberts, and Poulter surprise Aniston by playing, and singing along to, the Friends theme song.
Did we miss any?
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Are you kidding me?! Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has appeared quite cool and collected since she and her husband, Joe Guidice, were slammed with federal charges of bank and bankruptcy fraud on Monday. Hmm... interesting behavior for someone who could face more than 50 years in prison if she's convicted. We think this Jersey girl's history of emotionally unstable outbursts proves that there's a lot more going on underdeath the shockingly calm front she's putting on. Here's what we think Tre is really feeling under all that hair:
When she was first hit with the charges, Teresa was ready to take it. After all, she once said, "When there is an issue, I approach it and hit it head on. I speak the truth. If I do something wrong, then I own it.”
But all of a sudden, it was too much too fast, like a pizza with too much sauce.
And while she appeared to keep be "relaxed, calm, and cool like a whistle," on the outside, inside all she really wanted to do was flip a table.
She has every right to freak out! Seven years of evidence?! That proves nothing!
The only thing anyone really has against her is where she's from. "People make fun of Jersey girls" but Teresa knows they're just jealous.
So why should this innocent mother of four children have to say sorry?
That's when Tre realized she needed a drink.
But what followed didn't exactly help her cause...
Suddenly, Teresa snapped back to reality and realized she's in really big trouble.
And then things got even worse when she learned that prison kitchens don't cook with her "fabulicious" cookbook. Her first reaction: "A meatball without sauce — is that even legal?"
Ultimately, we know there's a lot more going on underneath Teresa's tough Jersey exterior than she has yet to display. Hopefully the court will realize that she's simply a wholesome woman with needs like everyone else.
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