A stunt double working on the Point Break remake has suffered a broken jaw in a freak surfing accident. Laurie Towner, who doubles for actor Luke Bracey, was filming the new movie in Tahiti, French Polynesia when he was knocked from his board and hit his head on the seabed.
Towner was hospitalised with a broken jaw, cuts to his face and a number of deep puncture wounds. He posted a picture of his injuries on his Instagram.com page and insists he is lucky to be alive.
He writes, "Teahupoo (Tahiti surf spot) gave me a good old fashion flogging yesterday on my 3rd wave... I hit my head on the bottom and must have blacked out because the next thing I can remember is being in the lagoon gasping for air in calm water. Apparently there was a bigger wave behind an no one saw me surface... Either way I'm really lucky and grateful I'm still here.
"I got myself a broken jaw some stitches in my lip and eye lid, whip lash to my neck and back, and a couple (of) small puncture wounds that went through my neck ad (and) into the back of my mouth that apparently just missed an artery. Just want to thank every one who helped me though out yesterday really appreciate it! I'm all good and as positive as ever! I'll be back when my jaw is good."
The new version of the 1991 Patrick Swayze film stars Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer and Ray Winstone.
The off-Broadway adaptation of American Psycho has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical. The Second Stage Theatre production was slated to debut next year (15), but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.
A statement from Artistic Director Carole Rothman reads, "We are disappointed that we will not be producing American Psycho this season, but the rights holders, Act 4 Entertainment, have decided to not move forward with the production at Second Stage.
"We will be announcing a new production in its place in the coming weeks."
Benjamin Walker was set to to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in the Second Stage Theatre adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel. The cancellation could suggest backers are planning to move forward with a full Broadway run.
The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, won rave reviews during a sold-out run in London's West End earlier this year (14). It featured former Doctor Who Matt Smith.
Pop star Ed Sheeran was told off by his father after speaking out about his experiences with drugs.
The Lego house hitmaker revealed he smoked marijuana with an unnamed U.S. rapper and that ecstasy had inspired a song on his new album X. However, the comments upset his father John and he received a strongly-worded email from his dad advising him to watch what he says.
Sheeran tells U.S. shock jock Howard Stern, "When that came out I got an email from my dad saying 'Your career is flying, but the only thing that will f**k it all up is your mouth... Don't talk about drugs, politics, religion or money.'"
The star also admits that without cigarettes, his famous singing voice would not be the same: "When I attempted to stop smoking my voice goes (sic) - and when I am on tour I lose three gigs."
Dexter star Michael C. Hall is set for a Broadway return as a transgender German rock star. The actor will take over the lead in Hedwig & the Angry Itch when Andrew Rannells completes his run in the show.
Rannells replaced Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris in the show earlier this year (14), and will play Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre next month (Oct14).
Hall will take over the lead from 16 October (14) and stay with the quirky musical until 4 January (15).
The actor made his Broadway debut as the emcee in Cabaret in 1999 and played Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002, while he wrapped up his latest New York stage stint in The Realistic Joneses in July (14).
Actor Neil Patrick Harris married his long-term partner David Burtka in Italy over the weekend (06-07Sep14).
The How I Met Your Mother star confirmed the news in a post on Twitter.com on Monday (08Sep14) and shared a picture of the happy couple exchanging vows.
He added in a caption, "Guess what? David Burtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband'." The actor and his partner tied the knot on Saturday (06Sep14) and wore Tom Ford tuxedos for the ceremony, which was officiated by How I Met Your Mother producer/director Pam Fryman, according to E! News. Reports suggest the couple's longtime friend Sir Elton John performed at the reception.
Harris and Burtka became parents when they welcomed twins Harper and Gideon via surrogate in October, 2010, and they announced their engagement the following year (11).
A stage adaptation of Disney's classic 1996 animated film The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is set to debut in the U.S. in October (14). The Oscar-nominated film, based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, has been turned into a musical which is slated to open at the La Jolla Playhouse in California on 26 October (14) for a limited two-week run.
The musical, which features songs from Disney composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, debuted in Germany in 1999 but has been re-written by Peter Parnell.
Broadway regular Michael Arden has been cast as the titular character, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Green Goblin, Patrick Page, will play another villain as Judge Claude Frollo.
Next year (15), Hunchback is slated to move to New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, the same theatre where Disney bosses launched Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, before it transferred to Broadway.
We opened 2014 with heated anticipation for the next great turns from Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Christopher Nolan, Lars von Trier, and a number of other cinematic vets. But the year has also treated us to a hefty sum of noteworthy first timers. We've caught a wide variety of debut attempts over the course of these past eight months, with enough qualitative range to incite reactions from "The next Hitchcock!" to "I might be able to get you a gig with my friend who does wedding videos, but don't tell him you know me." Here's a quick rundown of the debut flicks we've seen so far in '14, from great to terrible.
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Palo AltoDirector: Gia CoppolaWhy we're already on her bandwagon: In the vein of her aunt Sofia, the young Gia Coppola showcases an indubitable understanding of upper class ennui.
Hide Your Smiling Faces Director: Daniel Patrick CarboneWhy we're already on his bandwagon: Carbone's primarily wordless coming-of-age drama shows off his patience and pensiveness, not to mention his ability to skirt the self-importance than many films of Smiling Faces' ilk seem to bear.
Obvious ChildDirector: Gillian RobespierreWhy we're already on her bandwagon: It's funny as hell even within the margins of genre tradition, and sweet without succumbing to Hollywood sugar.
THE VERY GOOD
Zero MotivationDirector: Talya LavieShows promise of: A knack for absurdist humor and grounded character relationships alike.
It Felt Like LoveDirector: Eliza HittmanShows promise of: A uniquely keen empathy for how young people conduct themselves, both internally and among one another.
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The Bachelor Weekend/The StagDirector: John ButlerShows potential in: A good sense of humor, especially when it veers closer to Apatow than McKay.
Are You HereDirector: Matthew WeinerShows potential in: Social commentary through character construction, but Weiner needs a better handle on cinematic pacing.
The One I LoveDirector: Charlie McDowellShows potential in: Big ideas, and the presentation thereof, but lacks in the ultimate execution of where they can and ought to go.
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Beneath the Harvest SkyDirector: Aron Gaudet and Gita PullapillyThere's room for improvement regarding: A sharper attention to the characters and story, which occasionally fade out of focus at the behest of a vivid North Maine setting.
LullabyDirector: Andrew LevitasThere's room for improvement regarding The acerbic but knowing humor shared by the central family members, in favor of the intense melodrama that the film feels impelled to stuff itself with from time to time.
Cheap ThrillsDirector: E.L. KatzThere's room for improvement regarding: The energy set toward invoking a truly interesting story or course of events, rather than the allowance of the "weird" or "dangerous" to take the wheel altogether like it does here.
TammyDirector: Ben FalconeThere's room for improvement regarding: An authentic commitment to the sincerity in the characters, in place of wild and wacky antics like jetski crashes and deer mouth-to-mouth... though these were probably studio notes, we have to assume.
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Winter’s TaleDirector: Akiva GoldsmanWhat we hope he gets right next time: A more defined storytelling goal. While some of the film's elements worked in a vaccuum, Goldsman had been gestating a Winter's Tale adaptation for years, coming out the gate with something that is oddly both convoluted and terribly narrow.
MaleficentDirector: Robert StrombergWhat we hope he gets right next time: More Angie.
A Coffee in Berlin/Oh BoyDirector: Jan Ole GersterWhat we hope he gets right next time: A better understanding of the fine line between cheeky and irritating. The German comedy/drama plays
Earth to EchoDirector: Dave GreenWhat we hope he gets right next time: Ditch the essentially pointless found footage antic and hone in on the fleeting spirit of the kids.
TranscendenceDirector: Wally PfisterWhy we're nervous for his future: Pfister is a skilled cinematographer, but his grasp of character, story, and ambiance seem dangerously absent.
Goodbye to All ThatDirector: Angus McLachlanWhy we're nervous for his future: Ambitions seem to fall shy of originality, settling instead on retreating the same indie dramedy territory we've seen time and time again, but without any discernible charisma.
If I StayDirector: R.J. CutlerWhy we're nervous for his future: A dastardly aesthetic, paper-thin characters, a devoted marriage to teen movie cliches, and a potentially dangerous mentality driving the story altogether do not bode well for Cutler's future behind the camera.
Behaving BadlyDirector: Tim GarrickWhy we're nervous for his future: Because he made this horrible thing.
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Actor Patrick Warburton is reportedly set to reprise his role as parody superhero The Tick in a new show. The Ted star played the comical character in a live-action TV series in 2001, but the show was cancelled in 2002 after just nine episodes.
Executives at Amazon are now looking to revive the show, which is based on a comic book by Ben Edlund, with Warburton in the lead and Edlund producing and writing, according to People.com.
The Tick first appeared onscreen for three seasons in a 1990s animated children's series.
Rockers Live are to release their first album in eight years with new singer Chris Shinn, and they're asking fans to help. Shinn replaced Ed Kowalczyk in 2012, and his first album with the band is scheduled to hit stores and the Internet in October (14).
The release will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the group’s Throwing Copper album, and original members Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey have launched a Pledge Music campaign to help cover costs.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity Musicians On Call.
With experience on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and NBC's Late Night, Seth Meyers wasn't going into the 2014 Emmy Awards' opening monologue as a greenhorn. Unsurprisingly, the perpetually chipper Meyers delivered a traditional, relatively tame, but consistently funny opener, cracking wise for the most part at networks... primarily his own (and the host of the Emmys ceremony) NBC.
Some of Meyers' strongest jabs targeted the organization's mislabeling of certain programs ("You had comedies that made you laugh and comedies that made you cry... because they were dramas submitted as comedies."), the ending to How I Met Your Mother ("Sorry kids. Jesse Pinkman lived. Dexter lived. But your mother didn't make it."), and the notoriety afforded to the conservative-leaning Duck Dynasty ("This season, Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show, and Duck Dynasty was the most VCR taped.").
Although Meyers may never be as inflammatory as the likes of the divisive Ricky Gervais, as invigorating as his old partners in crime Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (the unofficial kingpins of today's awards show game), or as dazzling a showman as trade legend Neil Patrick Harris, he is a reliabley enjoyable performer who knows his way around a joke. An all around delightful monologue from Seth, as per expectation.