Movie veteran Diane Keaton has set herself the challenge of becoming the Hollywood actress who has kissed the most men onscreen. The Annie Hall star admits she always enjoys a good kissing scene and she is determined to get her count up to 50 co-stars with Robert Redford and David Beckham among the guys on her wish list.
Revealing her new quest during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, Keaton said, "What I've decided that I would like as my goal in life is to be the woman in films who has had the most kisses with men on film. I'm thinking that maybe 50 is what I'm going for, so I have a little bit of time. "I have done exactly... more like18. I have a long way to go."
Ripping her wish list of movie kisses from her hands, host DeGeneres read out Redford, Beckham, Clint Eastwood, Adam Levine, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling's names and then Keaton revealed there is one man she wants "right now" - comedian Louis C.K. She said, "He's hilarious. He's just kind of a genius."
However, she fears many of her wishlist guys won't live up to Morgan Freeman, who plays her husband in new film Life Itself. She explains, "His lips were just so luscious. You just pushed your lips up against them and you squeezed in and it felt gooey and good."
Actor Matt Damon once flew his daughter's entire school class to South Africa to avoid breaking his own vow to never spend more than two weeks away from his wife and kids. The Bourne Identity star reveals he faced a big dilemma in 2009 when he was offered the lead in Clint Eastwood's sports biopic Invictus, starring opposite Morgan Freeman as former South African president Nelson Mandela, because the shoot required him to commit to seven weeks on location.
But Damon and his spouse, Luciana, managed to come up with a compromise, which involved an all-expenses-paid long-haul school trip for their little girl and her lucky classmates.
He explains, "We actually flew my daughter's third grade class to South Africa. It was either that or don't do the movie, so I figured, 'Well, if I spend most of the money I'm gonna make on this movie, I'm still gonna wind up ahead...'
"But it was great for the kids because I told the school six months in advance and they did a whole mini-course on Mandela... They didn't get to meet him but they went to Robben Island, where he was imprisoned."
Morgan Freeman will present West Side Story star Rita Moreno with the 50th Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild prizegiving on Saturday (18Jan14). Moreno will accept her latest accolade for her career and humanitarian accomplishments.
Past recipients of the award include Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor and Clint Eastwood.
Freeman and Moreno are old friends, who first worked together on variety show The Electric Company in the early 1970s.
Actor Clint Eastwood is asking a California judge to deny his estranged wife, Dina Eastwood, spousal support. Dina filed for divorce in October (13), citing irreconcilable differences.
In the legal documents, she asked for full physical custody of their 16-year-old daughter Morgan, spousal support and legal fees.
However, Clint has filed his own papers reportedly requesting a judge deny her request for support because there is a prenuptial agreement in place, according to TMZ.com.
The filmmaker is also asking for joint custody of their daughter.
The couple wed in 1996.
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has spoken out to honour Nelson Mandela as a "man of incomparable honour" following the civil rights icon's death on Thursday (05Dec13). Freeman played the former South African president in Clint Eastwood's 2009 drama Invictus, which focused on the political changes in the country in the aftermath of apartheid as the nation hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela passed away on Thursday at the age of 95, and Freeman has now spoken out to honour the man he played on the big screen. He says, "Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century. Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honour, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve - a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind. "As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we've come, but on how far we have to go. Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us." British actor Idris Elba is the latest star to play Mandela on the big screen, and news of his death broke while he was attending the London premiere of his biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Elba gave a statement in the aftermath of the sad news, and subsequently revealed his feelings in a post on his Twitter.com page, writing, "I'm stunned, crushed, in mourning with you and his family, I feel only honoured to have portrayed him. He's in a better place now. RIP NM."
Acting veteran Bruce Dern will be honoured for his 50-year career at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in January (14). The Coming Home star is set to receive the Career Achievement Award during the 25th annual movie event in California.
The honour comes after Dern received rave reviews for his turn in father-and-son movie Nebraska, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (13).
Dern follows in the footsteps of fellow Career Achievement Award winners Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman and Dame Helen Mirren.
Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey will also collect top acting trophies at the festival, which runs from 3-13 January (14).
Clint Eastwood's wife has filed for divorce just days after reports surfaced suggesting she wouldn't be ending the marriage. Dina Eastwood withdrew the legal documents she filed last month (Sep13), when she requested a formal separation, but on Tuesday (22Oct13) she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.com.
In the documents, Dina is asking for full physical custody of her 16-year-old daughter Morgan, spousal support and legal fees.
The couple wed in 1996.
Clint Eastwood's estranged wife has filed for legal separation from the actor/director. Dina Eastwood's lawyer Michael McClure filed the petition on her behalf in Monterey County Superior Court in California on Monday (09Sep13).
The reality TV star confirmed last month (29Aug13) she and the Dirty Harry star had split after 17 years of marriage, but McClure declined to answer whether his client would eventually be seeking a divorce, reports Reuters.
Clint married the former TV news anchor in 1996, and they have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan.
Clint Eastwood's wife has spoken out to defend the actor/director following news of their separation. Dina Eastwood confirmed last week (29Aug13) she and the Dirty Harry star have split after 17 years of marriage, but she has taken to her Twitter.com page to post a message of support for her estranged husband.
She writes, "I don't like reading negative things about Clint. He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."
And the reality TV star is philosophical about her situation, adding, "Nothing is constant but change - I have heard this before and I truly, truly believe it. Life is a series of non-permanence."
Dina and Clint married in 1996 and have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan, who appeared with her mother and half-sister Francesca in reality TV show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, which aired in the U.S. last year (12).
Actor/director Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have reportedly separated after 17 years of marriage. Reality TV star Dina confirmed the news on Thursday (29Aug13), telling Us Weekly magazine she and her husband remain close but they have been living apart for some time.
When contacted about the reports, filmmaker Eastwood's representative said, "I know nothing about that."
The split news comes just four months after Dina reportedly checked into a rehabilitation clinic to tackle personal issues.
She and Clint married in 1996 and have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan, who appeared with her mother and half-sister Francesca in reality TV show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, which aired in America last year (12).
This is Eastwood's second union - he was married to first wife Maggie Johnson for almost 30 years before they divorced in 1984.