Publishing tycoon Rupert Murdoch is wanted for questioning by British police as part of an inquiry into alleged criminal activity at his newspapers. The news comes after Murdoch's former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was found guilty on a charge of conspiracy to intercept communications at the Old Bailey in London on Tuesday (24Jun14).
Rebekah Brooks, the ex-News International chief executive and former editor of Murdoch's British newspapers The Sun and the News of the World, was cleared of all charges relating to the sensational phone-hacking trial.
According to reports, Murdoch was contacted by officers at Scotland Yard last year (13) but they agreed to his lawyer's request to wait until the trial was over to quiz the media mogul.
He is expected to be questioned "under caution" as part of their probe into alleged criminal activities at his British newspapers, and his son James, who was executive chairman of News International in the U.K., may also be interviewed.
In 2011, Murdoch and his son attended a British Parliament inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal, during which the tycoon was attacked by an interloper wielding a cream pie.
Stars including Hugh Grant, Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan were among the high-profile victims of the News of the World's hacking scandal. The publication was closed by Murdoch in 2011.
A jury is still deliberating further charges against Coulson, who denies allegations of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
50 Cent's movie career has been given a boost - the rapper will join Melissa Mccarthy in her upcoming action comedy Spy. The In Da Club hitmaker will play himself in the Paul Feig film about a female James Bond-type character, played by McCarthy.
The project reunites the director with his break-out Bridesmaids star.
Jude Law, Jason Statham, Nia Long and real-life couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have previously signed on for the film, which is slated for release in May, 2015.
Actor Bobby Cannavale and his girlfriend Rose Byrne are teaming up for their third film together in the upcoming comedy, Spy. The Blue Jasmine star has been cast in Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's new movie about a female James Bond-type character, according to TheWrap.com.
Cannavale and Byrne, who have been dating since 2012, first acted alongside each other in the remake of movie musical Annie, due in cinemas in December (14). They recently wrapped indie comedy Brother's Keeper, also set to be released later this year (14).
The project reunites Byrne with her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, who will play the lead role.
Jude Law and Jason Statham have previously been cast in the film, which is slated for release in May, 2015.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett has become the latest big name to book a run on Broadway. The Oscar-winning star is to return to the New York stage this summer (14) in a production of Jean Genet's The Maids as part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival.
She will star opposite French actress Isabelle Huppert in the show, which kicks off on 6 August (14). The pair previously opened the play in Sydney, Australia.
Other big names to appear on Broadway recently include British actor Jude Law, X-Men co-stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, and husband-and-wife team Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, while 2014 will feature appearances from pop star Carly Rae Jepsen in Cinderella and James Franco in Of Mice And Men.
Spy proves the power of British humor is limitless. This Britcom blends two wildly incongruous genres: the family comedy and the spy movie. James Bond as a single dad?!? What are they thinking?
Tim Elliot (Darren Boyd) is trying to raise his obscenely intelligent and persnickety son Marcus (Jude Wright). Despite being a recovering drug addict, his ex-wife Judith (Dolly Wells) is fighting for full custody. While searching for a job, Tim inadvertently stumbles into a government test and gets drafted into the secret organization MI5 by The Examiner (Robert Lindsay). Despite his bumbling nature, Tim manages to get through scrapes with the help of his co-worker/love interest Caitlin Banks (Rebekah Stanton) and his genius/burnout best friend Chris Pitt-Goddard (Mathew Baynton).
Spy is just fun. Boyd is able to get you to really root for his character. Sure, Marcus would rather live with his mother, Tim isn’t the best spy, and he’s desperately in love with his co-worker. You still want him to win. Wright is great at the overly precocious son. He gets into really elaborate hijinks at school, from gambling rings to elaborate school elections. Plus, there’s something about British schoolboys in uniforms that makes you believe they’re all geniuses. It may be the accent. Baynton has also gone on to star on another Hulu series, The Wrong Mans.
The series manages to pack a lot into a short show. Each episode, Tim must contend with some challenge from the case worker of his divorce, or a work issue usually instigated by the wildly inappropriate and inept Examiner, and still try and show Marcus some fatherly love.
This series is fun and its shorter episodes allow for really expedient binge watching. Luckily, both seasons of the series are available on Hulu.
Sir Paul McCartney's new video for Queenie Eye has debuted online with features from an array of stars, who appear as ghosts in the studio as the former Beatle records the track at Abbey Road Studios in London. Johnny Depp appears seated at the feet of McCartney's piano, listening to the tune on his headphones, while his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss dances on the instrument as the room fills up with celebrities.
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Sean Penn, Gary Barlow, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Jude Law all soak up the atmosphere in the fabled studio space, while British funnyman James Corden can't contain himself as he dances around.
Last week, E! News reported that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were reuniting for Paul McCartney's newest music video "Queenie Eye." Though the couple (who dated from 1994-1998) never share a shot together, they do share the screen with a ton of other celebrities. Check out the video below and see if you can count the famous faces… it's next to impossible to get them all on the first try.
After a few viewings (and a few google searches), I counted 17 in total, though it's definitely possible there are more. Check below the video for all the celebs we spotted:
1. Depp2. Moss3. Meryl Streep4. Tom Ford5. Alice Eve6. Lily Cole7. Jude Law8. Sean Penn9. Chris Pine10. James Corden11. Jeremy Irons12. Gary Barlow13. Tamara Rojo14. Laura Bailey15. Tracey Ullman16. Sir Peter Blake17. Jack Savoretti
Phew, seriously, only Paul McCartney could pull this one off.
While McCartney has a history of using famous faces in his videos, such as Natalie Portman in "My Valentine," "Queenie Eye" goes to a whole new level in including celebrities from around the world. And while the the video is definitely impressive, it's special for reasons other than the wall–to–wall stars. Filmed in London's Abbey Road studios, the video is also where The Beatles' first single "Love Me Do" was recorded.
Though the star-studded grouping is already intriguing fans to watch, the song "Queenie Eye" will probably be a hit in its own right. The single, which is the first to be released from Paul McCartney's latest album New, has all the makings of becoming our favorite fall tune. And hey, there's no argument here, the 71-year-old has still got it.
Be sure the check out New which landed in stores Oct. 15, and listen for "Queenie Eye" on your favorite station, it won't take too long before it gets stuck in your head.
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Against our better judgment and emotional well-being, we became very attached to the characters on Game of Thrones. While no one is safe in the cast and characters get killed off without a second thought, it's reassuring to know these actors get to "live on" in other roles. With a cast made up of largely European and lesser-known actors, it's exciting to see the show take off and propel the careers of these talented and easy-on-the eyes thespians. So until season four returns next March or April, here's where you can find the past and present citizens of Westeros in the meantime.
When he's not strutting the Emmys red carpet, or entrancing children and adults alike on Sesame Street, Peter Dinklage a.k.a Tyrion Lannister will don armor once again in the Knights of Badassdom. The horror comedy film about LARPing (live action role play) was put on the backburner since 2010 but is slated for theatrical release this year. Dinklage will be joined by fellow LARP-enthusiasts Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and the consistenly funny Steve Zahn. Dinklage will also make an appearance in the next X-Men installment, Days of Future Past, the dramedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis and will reunite with his GOT onscreen sister, Lena Headey in the upcoming biopic, Low Down, about the famous jazz pianist Joe Albany.
It's been a rough year for Jon Snow, with half his family dead and his ginger girlfriend going postal on his ass and shooting him in the back with arrows. But for Kit Harrington, things are shaping up quite nicely with two new movies in the bag — one involves dragons and Julianne Moore (The Seventh Son) while the other features some rock hard abs and a loose interpretation of history (Pompeii) — a winning formula Hollywood can't resist.
While our favorite Skins star doesn't nab too much screen time on GOT, her character Gilly will have more a story arc next season now that she left the clutches of the incestuous commune of Craster's Keep. In the meantime, Murray can continue to play manic pixie dream girls in the upcoming musical film, God Help the Girl, written and directed by Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch about a group of kids making music in Glasgow. Here's a trailer of her other film, Lily & Kat, featuring Murray being the free-spirited wisp she's so good at.
As the dashing-boy prince Robb Stark, Richard Madden made his GOT exit in one of the most gruesome death scenes in television history. Poor Robb, we hardly knew ya. But lucky for us, Madden hasn't completely abandoned the world of period pieces and fantasy fiction. He skipped the Emmys red carpet to play Prince Charming in the upcoming Cinderella film directed by Kenneth Branagh. Before he charms the glass slipper off of Lily James, he’ll seduce a wealthy married woman in pre-World War I England, played by the impecable Rebecca Hall in the film A Promise.
After burning her enemies to death and taking names, the mother of dragons, played by Emilia Clarke can abandon the blond extensions and form fitting medieval wear for a more natural look. She'll appear in the much buzzed about comedic gangster film, Don Hemingway, starring Jude Law. While we would have pegged her as a love interest, she'll actually be playing the daughter who he tries to repair his relationship with. Let's hope Clarke acting isn't CGI-dependent.
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The Inbetweeners star James Buckley has become a dad for the second time. The British actor's wife Clair gave birth to their son Jude on 18 August (13), reports Britain's The People newspaper.
A source tells the publication, "James is over the moon with baby Jude and so is Clair. It was a long pregnancy and they are both relieved that everything is OK."
Clair gave birth to the couple's first son Harrison last October (12) and the couple married in Scotland the following month (Nov12).
A Broadway musical inspired by the music of the The Beatles is set to close four months early due to poor ticket sales. Let It Be opened at New York City's St. James Theater last month (24Jul13) and was scheduled to run until 29 December (13), but it will now close on 1 September (13).
The tribute show, which features 40 Beatles songs including Help! and Hey Jude, received positive reviews, but the production has played to only 50,000 theatre fans, grossing between $2 million and $2.4 million (£1.3 million - £1.6 million).
The producers of Let It Be, which is also running in London's West End, hope to take the show on the road for a North American tour in 2014 and 2015.