Allan, Anna's half-brother, was left bloodied and bruised after falling onto rocks.
His mother, Alla, had reportedly left him home alone in Florida.
Neighbours came to the boy's aid when they heard him crying, and called emergency services. He has been hospitalised.
According to WPTV.com, police found the doors of Alla Kournikova's home "locked with a deadbolt".
The mother reportedly told police she had left the house to run errands, and her son didn't want to join her.
Variety reports that Ron Howard will direct Vince Vaughn in an untitled comedy written by Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street 2). The film, for Universal Pictures, will get a spring production start.
The film is an exploration of the comedic fallout surrounding infidelity between lovers and friends.
Deals for Howard and Vaughn are still being finalized.
Jennifer Aniston is in talks for Columbia's romantic comedy Pretend Wife, a project being developed as an Adam Sandler vehicle.
The Happy Madison-produced film has Dennis Dugan as the lead contender to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Columbia is looking at a shoot early next year for a February 11, 2011, release just in time for Valentine's Day.
The script, written by Allan Loeb and Tim Dowling was once known as Holiday in Hawaii. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Sandler next appears in the ensemble comedy Grown Ups, which Dugan directed.
Aniston has romantic comedies The Baster with Jason Bateman and Bounty with Gerard Butler set for release next year.
Variety reports that Ryan Reynolds (Wolverine, The Proposal) will star in a new "dude-in-drag" romantic comedy; written by Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street 2)
Reynolds will play a jilted lover who must disguise himself as a woman and befriend his ex in order to win her back.
Liza Chasin (Frost/Nixon, Atonement) will be executive producer along with Reynolds and Loeb.
The British comic penned his debut novel, The Boy In The Dress, last year (08) and the book received a slew of positive reviews.
Now the tale, aimed at readers aged between eight and 12, has been nominated for the coveted Roald Dahl prize, which honours the funniest books for children.
Walliams' offering will go up against established authors including Allan Ahlberg and Anne Fine.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000 (£2,500), which will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on 10 November (09).
WHAT IT’S ABOUT?
George Simmons is a comedian-turned-Hollywood superstar whose comfortable Malibu existence is threatened when he is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Placed on a regimen of experimental meds that offer a mere 8% chance of success he’s forced to confront the very real prospect of his own mortality which not surprisingly triggers a drastic realignment of his priorities. Looking for a companion to assist him in his final days he hires Ira Wright an earnest young comedian in desperate need of a break to work as his assistant. Ira naturally jumps at the chance to be mentored by one of his idols but quickly finds himself in over his head as he accompanies George on his perilous chaotic journey of self-discovery and redemption.
WHO’S IN IT?
A newly trim Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express Observe & Report) injects an endearing blend of sensitivity and self-doubt into his normal “lovable schlub” routine as Ira the struggling performer tasked with such a strange assignment. In the role of George Adam Sandler deserves kudos for taking on a character clearly based on himself. It’s not hard to see the similarities between Sandler’s resume of high-concept critically-maligned blockbusters and George’s fictional portfolio of hits like Merman a male-centric version of Splash Re-Do the story of a grown man turned into a baby by a wizard and My Best Friend is a Robot a buddy comedy co-starring Owen Wilson. (For a more complete list check out george-simmons.com.) But in contrast to Sandler’s genial everyman persona George is an acerbic self-absorbed privileged vision of the Hollywood success run amok.
Supporting players include Leslie Mann (Drillbit Taylor Knocked Up) who plays George’s ex-girlfriend and soulmate Laura a one-time actress now married with two children in Marin County. Eric Bana (Munich The Time Traveler’s Wife) makes an inspired turn as Laura’s husband Clarke a boisterous Aussie businessman whose temperament amusingly alternates between violent aggression and teary-eyed affection. Relative newcomer Aubrey Plaza (TV’s Parks and Recreation) is a delight as Ira’s shy witty love interest Daisy while veteran Apatow players Jonah Hill (Superbad Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited Walk Hard) provide much of the film’s laughs as his oddball roommates. Rounding out the supporting cast are RZA Aziz Ansari and Apatow and Mann’s real-life daughters Maude and Iris Apatow.
Cameos abound with appearances by such varied names as musician Jon Brion comedians Ray Romano and Andy Dick and rapper Eminem.
After tugging the heartstrings and tickling the funnybone with equal skill in his previous directorial efforts The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up Judd Apatow heads into darker more ambitious territory with Funny People while still trying to deliver the same raucous comedy that we’ve come to expect from him. The result is a movie that is at times heartbreakingly poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.
At almost two and a half hours in length Funny People is neither poignant nor funny enough to justify such a bloated running time. Apatow let his ambition get the best of him this time attempting to deliver — to paraphrase his own words — his funniest and most serious film to date. Methinks a shorter cut of the film might have yielded either a great comedy or a great drama depending on which path its director chose. Instead we wind up with a merely good dramedy that meanders for a while before falling off a cliff in the third act.
While offering some sobering advice to Sandler’s character at a high-class restaurant rapper Eminem catches Ray Romano staring at him and unleashes a barrage of expletives at the mortified former sitcom star much to the shock of the surrounding customers. It’s ironic that one of the film’s funniest scenes comes courtesy of one of the few non-comedians in the cast.
The film features solid performances all around but I was most impressed by Bana who displays some terrific range and comedic timing as Laura’s charismatic unstable Aussie husband. Perhaps the man who scowled and brooded his way through Munich and The Hulk might want to consider sprinkling more comedy into the mix.
Has Jennifer Aniston's dream of becoming a baby mama finally come true? Close ... but not quite.
Jason Bateman will impregnate Aniston this spring in The Baster. The fertility-themed romantic comedy from Mandate Pictures and Blades of Glory directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon will shoot later this year in NY from a screenplay by Allan Loeb.
Adapted from a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides which was published in The New Yorker, the film centers on best friends Wally and Kassie. When Wally learns that Kassie is planning to get pregnant via artificial insemination, he replaces the donor's semen with his own and must live with the secret that he is the father of her child.
READ: Baster, The New Yorker, June 17, 1996
Bona Fide Productions' Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce along with Aniston and her Echo Films partner Kristin Hahn.
As Variety points out, the project marks the second artificial insemination comedy to get the green light in recent weeks. CBS Films is moving forward with the Plan B starring Jennifer Lopez. Last year's Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Baby Mama, also about a fertility-challenged woman, was a box-office success earning $64.3 million worldwide.
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Britney Spears has been given permission to spend the night with her two sons, after a new custody hearing in Los Angeles.
Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline returned to court on Tuesday to review the custody status of Sean Preston, 2, and 1-year-old Jayden James.
The singer was previously only allowed three monitored visits with the children per week, after she was committed to a psychiatric facility to treat an alleged bipolar disorder. These did not include overnight visitation.
Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini admits the three-hour closed-court hearing went well for Spears.
No details of the changes have been released, but TMZ.com claims Spears has been awarded overnight visitation rights.
Parachini says, "There was a change in (Spears') visitation status that was ordered.
"Britney's demeanor in court was businesslike. I think any judge is pleased to see progress being made by parties in a case."
The next hearing is set for July 15.
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Of course 21 isn’t just about blackjack. It’s more about Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) a shy but brilliant M.I.T. student who--needing to pay Harvard medical school tuition--finds the answers in the cards so to speak. After dazzling his unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) with some mathematical prowess Ben is quickly indoctrinated into Rosa’s group of “gifted” students who head to Las Vegas every weekend with the know-how to count cards and beat the casino at the blackjack tables. And win big they do. Ben is soon seduced by the allure of this luxurious lifestyle including his sexy teammate Jill (Kate Bosworth) but begins rebelling against the well-oiled machine Rosa has built. Apparently you don’t want to cross this particular math professor--nor the old-school casino security consultant (Laurence Fishburne) who has set his sights on Ben as a master card counter. It’s not illegal to do that but the casinos don’t much like it when they catch you doing it. Hey what happens in Vegas…oh you know the rest. The most well-rounded performance comes from the British Sturgess best known for singing Beatles’ songs in Across the Universe. His Ben starts out as a naive math whiz/nerd whose biggest thrill is designing the perfect science project for an M.I.T. contest but then becomes the smooth Vegas dude with the nice clothes and hot girlfriend and finally turns into the guy who eventually loses it all. It’s not hard to see just how much Ben is going to change once he gets involved in the moneymaking scheme but Sturgess handles the transition with aplomb. The stiff Bosworth isn’t nearly as effective as his love interest but she has her moments. Also good for comic relief is Aaron Yoo (Disturbia) as one of the blackjack players who oddly enough is also a kleptomaniac. The performance drawbacks in 21 come from the more veteran players. Spacey and Fishburne seem to be going through the motions utilizing techniques they’ve used many times before. Spacey can whither whoever it is with that look of his while Fishburne postures as he always does. It’s too bad they couldn’t have put in more effort. As with any movie in which the action is inherently stagnant (i.e. sitting at a blackjack table) the question is how to keep things visually stimulating. That’s where director Robert Luketic--who up to this point has only done broad comedies such as Legally Blonde and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton--comes in. Luketic does a fine job maneuvering the camera around the tables creating slo-mo close-ups of the cards and incorporating a cool soundtrack. A good montage or four usually can also work well in a situation like this and Luketic fully utilizes that technique--from the kids winning to them spending their money in gloriously obscene ways. Based on the book Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions 21 has the extra advantage of being a somewhat true story as well. But the script from Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb basically copies from other sources and never really distinguishes itself.
Britney Spears has been given a $1,500-per-week debit-card allowance by a Los Angeles judge.
Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz set the "Toxic" singer's spending limit at a Spears estate conservatorship hearing on Monday.
As her court-appointed conservator, Spears' father, Jamie, fought for the allowance, explaining the cash would give the singer more freedom.
His attorney, Geraldine Wyle, told the court the allowance would allow Spears to "spend money, have her freedom, and make choices about how she wants to enjoy her life."
Spears herself skipped the hearing, despite being advised to attend by her attorney Samuel Ingham--who revealed to reporters that she objected to elements of the hearing.
In court, it was also revealed that a probate commissioner has hired two specialist lawyers to help Spears, who is worth an estimated $100 million, and her legal team to organize her estate.
The first, Tom Hansen, will be paid $15,000 per month to preside over Spears' entertainment contracts.
The second, Jorge Hernandez, will pick up a $25,000 retainer to act as a consultant on all questions relating to the conservatorship.
Meanwhile, at a separate hearing concerning Spears' ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, her lawyer Stacy Phillips objected to her client paying Federline's $500,000 legal bill.
Phillips told the hearing that Spears has already spent over $1 million for custody of her two sons and shouldn't have to pay her former spouse's legal expenses too.
Spears' lawyer also accused Federline of paying his attorneys too much, and leading an overly excessive lifestyle.
She cited an example of one incident, during which Federline allegedly left a $2,000 tip on a $365 restaurant bill, arguing that if he can afford to be so frivolous with money then he should pay his own legal costs.
Commissioner Scott Gordon didn't rule in the private hearing, although Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini says a ruling may be made on Tuesday.
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