A less-than-flattering new Britney Spears video has hit the Internet and the pop princess loves it.
The minute-long promo accompanying I'm Toxic's song Bored (Just Do It) features Britney's recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge footage and a short Instagram film, in which Spears reveals she is bored while out walking with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline and then pulls a face.
The video also features footage of the boys skateboarding as Britney keeps reminding the camera she's bored. And she's far from upset about the parody - in a tweet posted on Thursday (21Aug14), she writes, "I have just discovered the Bored (Just Do It) remix & omg I can't even with y'all (sic). LOL'ing (laughing out loud) so hard."
Actress Hayden Panettiere has confirmed she is pregnant by nominating her "unborn child" for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Nashville star finally acknowledged she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are preparing for their first child on Wednesday (20Aug14) by posting footage of pal and co-star Derek Hough tipping a bucket of freezing water over her on Instagram.com.
Panettiere prepared for the cold blast by nominating country singer Kacey Musgraves, her fiance and her "unborn child" to take the challenge next. The actress follows in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana, who also confirmed she is pregnant in an Ice Bucket Challenge video posted on Tuesday (19Aug14).
She opted to dodge the challenge set her by director James Gunn, and her husband Marco Perego agreed to take the plunge in her place. Celebrities including Panettiere's Nashville co-star Connie Britton, Robert Pattinson, Emily Blunt and Adam Sandler all recently took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise cash and awareness for charity the ALS Association.
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The disgraced trader behind The Wolf Of Wall Street is bringing his tales of stock market excess to TV. Jordan Belfort, whose memoir formed the basis for Martin Scorsese's film, is teaming up with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner to create a new small screen series about New York's financiers in the 1980s.
The former broker will co-write the show and says of the project, "The idea was to come up with a show about that period with really interesting characters, and so my manager pitched the idea to Brett Ratner, who fell in love with it."
Australian entrepreneur James Packer, who is financing the series, adds, "I respect Jordan for his perseverance. Like many others, he is a man that made a lot of mistakes but he isn't hiding. Jordan worked hard to build his new career and this adventure is an important part of his journey."
Belfort was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-nominated movie.
Disney bosses have paid a touching tribute to their Genie, Robin Williams, by painting an image of his animated Aladdin character in the stars.
The late actor's friends at the Walt Disney Company have released a photo of his magical character cleverly crafted from stars in the night sky. Disney chairman Robert Iger has also offered up a statement about Williams, which was released as the caption for the image.
It reads: "We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world's favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC's Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin's friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time."
Meanwhile, the organisers of the annual Deauville American Film Festival in France have announced they will pay homage to Williams, who visited the event in 1988 and 1999. Calling the tragic star "an old friend", festival bosses have posted photos of the late actor at the event on Deauville's Twitter.com page. Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain and James Cameron will he honoured with career awards at the festival, which begins on 5 September (14).
Supermodel Kate Upton was reprimanded by her baseball star beau Justin Verlander for trying to cheer him up before a big game.
The 22-year-old Sports Illustrated model thought that she'd be a tonic for her glum boyfriend, who is the star pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, and so she started telling him jokes. She says, "He didn't tell me before, so he'd seem like he was in a bad mood before he pitched, so I'd be like, 'Joke, joke, joke, joke, joke,' trying to cheer him up. And then he got mad at me. He was like, 'Stop making me laugh! I'm trying to be angry'."
Upton admits the romance has led to problems at her beloved Yankees Stadium - and she has been told she cannot wear Tigers caps or gear there.
She explains, "I'm sleeping with the enemy... and the Yankees told me, 'You're not allowed to wear a Tigers hat. You're not allowed to wear any Tigers gear'. It's like a bad break-up."
Upton wore all white when she attended Verlander's Tigers game at Yankees Stadium last week (04Aug14).
Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial new movie The Interview has been given a huge release boost - Sony studio executives have decided to launch the comedy in America on Christmas Day (25Dec14).
The film, in which Franco and Rogen play tabloid TV reporters who land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un only to learn they have to assassinate him, was scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas in October (14), but it will now roll out among Oscar contenders and blockbusters during one of Hollywood's most popular weeks.
The comedy will now face off against Angelina Jolie's new film Unbroken, the star-studded Into the Woods and family film Paddington at the box office.
Actress Dakota Johnson has banned her famous parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, from attending the premiere of her racy Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation.
The 24 year old can't wait for fans of E.L. James' erotic bestseller to see her portrayal of Anastasia Steele on the big screen, but she's keen to keep her proud mum and dad away from cinemas.
Griffith tells IndieWire.com, "I don't think I'm going to see it... She (Dakota) was like, 'You guys cannot come. There's no way'. So we're not going. "I did go visit (the set) for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff..."
Actor James Van Der Beek has been tapped to join the upcoming Csi spin-off series, Csi: Cyber.
The former Dawson's Creek star is returning to the small screen in a lead role opposite Patricia Arquette.
Inspired by the work of a real-life cyberpsychologist, the series centres on Special Agent Avery Ryan, played by Arquette, who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, while Van Der Beek plays Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics.
It marks a return to the drama genre for Van Der Beek, who was most recently featured on two comedies, Friends with Better Lives and Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23, which were both cancelled after one season.
Former Ally McBeal star Peter MacNicol and Community actor Charley Koontz also feature in CSI: Cyber.
Lindsay Lohan is searching for a ghost writer for her tell-all autobiography - and top of her wish-list is Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James.
The Mean Girls star reportedly impressed publishing bosses when she met with them in London and hinted at the celebrity stories she can recount.
The troubled actress is reportedly now seeking a high-profile ghost writer to help her tell her tales, with James a prime target.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Lindsay held meetings at major publishing houses in London recently - and the stories she promised the literary agents made their jaws drop. She's prepared to put everything out there and has already proved she's not shy with the list of men she claims to have slept with."
"Lindsay is now looking for a ghost writer. It may seem unlikely, but she think she's in with a shot of getting E.L. James to work on it - they met recently at (London celebrity hangout) the Chiltern Firehouse and got on well. Another pie in the sky idea was that she might persuade (Harry Potter author) J.K. Rowling to work with her."
In March (14) a list of celebrity men Lohan claims to have slept with, which the actress made during a stay in a rehabilitation centre, leaked.
The actress first revealed plans to pen her memoirs in 2010.
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The son and successor of James Brown's late manager Ben Bart have hit out at a new biopic of the Godfather of Soul, insisting it contains several inaccuracies.
Get On Up, which documents the life and career of The Payback hitmaker Brown, plays down Bart's role in his success, according to the manager's son Jack Bart and Jeff Allen, who now runs Bart's agency Universal Attractions.
The pair insists a touching scene in the film in which Brown shovels dirt on his manager's grave is entirely fictional, as Brown did not even attend the funeral. They also claim the movie portrays the singer as masterminding vital business decisions that should have been credited to Bart, including the way his live shows were promoted.
Allen tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The truth is... that was Ben's idea and Ben's expertise because he started as a club owner and a concert promoter. So where they portray Ben as kind of following James Brown's lead, it was the other way around. Everything that Brown knew or learned or accomplished was through Ben Bart's tutelage."
The two men also claim the film suggests producer Ralph Bass was responsible for discovering the star, but Bart's son claims his father was called by an Atlanta, Georgia concert promoter who said, "'There's a young fellow down here by the name of James Brown that is a great dancer and... he's got a lot of potential. You should come down and take a look at him.' That's how James Brown was discovered."