With her perfect Barbie-doll looks and dazzling dance-floor moves, Hough became America's spinning sweetheart when she joined — and ultimately won — Dancing With the Stars. An aspiring ent...
There's a new movie with Julianne Hough that isn't Safe Haven 2? We had no idea either. The movie Paradise is the directorial debut from the writer of Juno, Diablo Cody. It's also equipped with a star studded cast of Oscar winner Octavia Spencer from The Help, the hilarious Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation, and Russell Brand (enough said). But somehow this film hasn't managed to generate much buzz until this week, the same week of its television premiere.
Yes, that's right, Paradise will premiere exclusively on DirecTV this Thursday, Aug. 8, before its theater debut on October 18. It's an unconventional but also quite concerning marketing strategy. If the audience already has this indie flick at their fingertips months before it comes out in theaters, will anyone even bother to see it? More importantly, is this film going to be any good at all? We're not sold just yet.
Paradise tells the tale of an uber-Christian, evangelical girl (Hough) who wants to stray from her religious ways after she survives a plane crash with serious burn injuries. She books it to Las Vegas in order to embark on a lifestyle of sin where she meets a bartender (Brand) and a showgirl (Spencer), and her life-changing, eye-opening, journey ensues (forgive the cliches). While it's interesting to see Hough step out of her comfort zone, it remains to be seen whether she can pull off capturing Cody's vision, as well as the audience's attention. Check out the trailer for yourself, and gear up for a night in this Thursday. Why not? It's free and you don't even have to leave your couch.
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After a good deal of conversation over whether Doctor Who's new leading player — the twelfth actor to be slated with the Doctor role — might veer from tradition in gender or race, fans are once again treated to a performer who fits the white, male, middle-aged bill. But nobody can be all that upset with this resistance to progress considering the indiviudal in question: Peter Capaldi, best known as Malcolm Tucker from Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and In the Loop, has been cast as the new Doctor.
The news was announced during a Doctor Who BBC special on Sunday; Capaldi delivered a surprisingly expletive-free statement regarding his acceptance of the role: "Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight."
And so, we celebrate the incoming of the comic and dramatic wonder that is Capaldi, knowing that he will bring a unique but appropriate charm and style to Doctor Who.
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Former Gossip Girl star Kevin Zegers is a married man - the actor wed longtime girlfriend Jamie Feld in New Jersey on Saturday (03Aug13). Zegers, who played Damian Daalgard on the hit TV show, and the talent agent became engaged earlier this year (13), and spent last week teasing family, friends and followers on Twitter.com about the nuptials.
The actor wrote, "Now off to the wedding festivities" on Thursday (01Aug13).
The 250 guests at the ceremony included actresses Julianne Hough, Sophia Bush and Lily Collins, who all appear in Zegers' new movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The wedding day came at the end of a difficult month for Zegers and Feld who were among the close friends helping actress Lea Michele cope following the death of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith on 13 July (13).
In a tweet the actor sent out on 24 July (13), he wrote, "@msleamichele see you soon. @JaimeFeld and I are bringing over some grub (food)."
Singer FERGIE and her husband Josh Duhamel were joined by celebrity friends including Adam Lambert, Kelly Osbourne and Julianne Hough as they celebrated the impending birth of their child on Sunday (28Jul13). The parents-to-be threw a lavish baby shower at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles with the Black Eyed Peas star taking to the mic at the start of the bash to announce, "It's my baby boy's first party!"
Family and friends, including Lance Bass, Gabriel Aubry and Matthew Mosshart, sipped on Fergie's own Ferguson wine and specially created cocktails named in honour of the pregnant star - The Hot Mamma - while tucking into a four-tiered cake.
The singer announced her baby news in February this year (13).
Singer/actress Selena Gomez reunited with her on/off boyfriend Justin Bieber on Saturday (27Jul13) as she continued her 21st birthday celebrations with a star-studded party in Los Angeles. The Come & Get It hitmaker reached the age milestone on 22 July (13), and she hosted a gypsy-themed bash at Malibu's Revolve Beach House this weekend, with friends Nina Dobrev and Derek and Julianne Hough among the celebrity guests.
However, there was one particular attendee who turned heads at the event as he arrived with a romantic gift for the birthday girl.
A source tells People.com, "Justin was casually dressed and carried a single rose."
Bieber's pal, Jaden Smith, was also among the partygoers and reports suggest Gomez left the venue with the Baby superstar at around 2am.
The young couple split in late 2012 after two years together, but sparked rumours of a reconciliation earlier this year (13).
Julianne Hough's 1920-themed birthday party in Los Angeles last Saturday (20Jul13) was attended by stars including Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev. The dancer/actress turned 25 that day.
Actress Julianne Hough has reportedly moved on from her failed romance with U.S. TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest by embarking on a new relationship with director Ari Sandel. The Footloose star was spotted getting up close and personal with a mystery man in a Los Angeles restaurant last week (ends19Jul13) and now TMZ.com has revealed her new beau is Academy Award winner Sandel.
The filmmaker, who won an Oscar in 2006 for his short film West Bank Story, was snapped leaving Hough's Hollywood home early on Saturday (20Jul13), when the blonde beauty turned 25, and heading into a flower store. A birthday bouquet of red roses were delivered to the star's pad shortly afterwards.
Hough parted ways with Seacrest, her boyfriend of two years, in March (13).
Singer/actress Selena Gomez celebrated her 21st birthday in Los Angeles this weekend (20-21Jul13) by partying with pals Julianne Hough, Lily Collins and Ashley Benson. The Come & Get It hitmaker spent her Saturday night (20Jul13) at a star-studded 1920s-themed party hosted by fellow birthday girl Julianne Hough, who turned 25 at the weekend, before heading to Hollywood hotspot the Roosevelt Hotel with Collins.
She enjoyed her own small gathering on Sunday (21Jul13), the eve of her birthday, when she was joined by more than a dozen friends, who all donned party hats and treated her to tacos from American fast food restaurant Jack in the Box.
Gomez shared a photo of the festivities on Instagram.com, alongside the message, "Guess what... I'm 21. UM, turnupNOW... My cake was... Jack n the box (sic) tacos... Yes."
She also marked her big day on Monday (22Jul13) by posting a special message and video, featuring her song Birthday, on YouTube.com.
Directing fans to the promo, she wrote, "I wanted to celebrate my 21st Birthday with all of you, so we made this video for us all to celebrate to. Thank You for all the love and support you have shown and continue to show me. I love you all so much!!
"Thanks to all my amazing friends... Thanks to all my fans for being so amazing and making me want to make this video for you."
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift took to her Twitter.com page on Monday to send her best wishes to her pal, writing, "Happy 21st birthday to my friend, and the closest thing I've ever had to a sister, @selenagomez!"
Gomez's big day fell on the same day Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child, a son.
Actress Julianne Hough has been laid low with a neck injury she originally sustained while shooting Rock Of Ages with Tom Cruise. The 24-year-old star got hurt in 2011 during extensive dance training with Cruise for their movie musical, and he insisted on shutting down rehearsals so she could recover.
But the pain has once again flared up, and Hough admits she is in agony, tweeting, "Momma doesn't feel good today! Run down, scratchy throat... Tweaked my neck from an injury I got on rock of ages 2 years ago... Can't move!"
The Footloose beauty also posted a photo of her dogs, adding, "Babies are taking care of me! Love me unconditionally."
Hough previously praised Cruise for letting her rest after she injured herself: "Tom was really cool because I actually hurt myself. I've got that dancer mentality, like, 'I can keep going; I'm fine.' He's like, 'Julianne, this is what insurance is for. You've got a very long career ahead of you and a very long shoot ahead of you. Stop, and leave it to me.' I was like, 'Tom Cruise cares about me!' I had a Tom Cruise rescue."
"We were on the George Strait tour together... a couple of years ago and we may or may not have done tequila shots on George Strait's bus. It was the greatest moment of my life, probably." Actress/singer Julianne Hough is a big fan of party-loving Blake Shelton.
With her perfect Barbie-doll looks and dazzling dance-floor moves, Hough became America's spinning sweetheart when she joined — and ultimately won — Dancing With the Stars. An aspiring entertainer from an early age, 10-year-old Hough left her Utah home to study at London's Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts; her efforts paid off when she became the first U.S.-born dancer to be crowned International Latin Youth Champion and Junior Blackpool World Latin Champion. Although she returned to Utah to finish high school, after graduation she headed to Los Angeles and quickly booked a gig as a sexy dancer on the short-lived game show Show Me the Money. From there she joined the DWTS tour as a company dancer. In a 42nd Street-like twist, when lead dancer Kym Johnson injured herself, Hough replaced her, twirling across the country with Season 1 DWTS contestant Joey MacIntyre. Her impressive work led to her addition to DWTS proper. She was paired with Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno in Season 4 and race-car driver Helio Castraneves in Season 5, winning back-to-back mirror-ball trophies. Proving that she's more than just a hoofer, Hough released her first country-music album in May 2008, with plans to open for country star Brad Paisley during his summer tour.
Attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, London, England