Actor Seth Rogen was left fearing a father's wrath on the set of his new movie Neighbors after delivering dialogue from the racy script in earshot of an eight-month-old baby. Rogen and Rose Byrne play new parents struggling to live with rowdy residents next door in the upcoming comedy, and the real life dad of the baby used in the movie was ever-present on set.
The Knocked Up star admits it was uncomfortable reciting some sections of the script with a baby in his arms, and he feared the little girl's father would become protective and intervene.
Rogen tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "She was the Daniel Day-Lewis of babies but I'm banking on the fact she was too young to understand what was being said. Or if she did, I hope she takes the money she earned and spends it on therapy!
"There were a few times when her father was horrified!"
British funnyman Ronnie Corbett has detailed his bizarre habit of getting trapped in restrooms, revealing he had to be helped out of toilets at Queen Elizabeth II's residences Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The veteran comedian is baffled by his frequent bathroom mishaps, and he even had to unscrew the door to a WC after getting stuck during a memorial for actor and poet Victor Spinetti.
Corbett tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I have been trapped in some posh toilets including those in Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and at Victor Spinetti's memorial at St Paul's Covent Garden I got locked in the loo. I had to scream and shout and eventually someone threw a screwdriver over the door and luckily I was out in time for my reading!"
Veteran British comedian Ronnie Corbett has denied long-running rumours he played one of the apes in sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The diminutive funnyman was rumoured to have portrayed a pre-historic beast in the 'Dawn of Man' segment in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie.
However, he has now revealed he was offered a role after the director saw him performing a comedy routine on a British variety show, but he turned it down.
Corbett tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "Stanley Kubrick saw me doing a little spot on Sunday Night at the Palladium and said, 'He would be ideal for one of my apes.' I turned it down!"
French actress Juliette Binoche sent her Oscars statue back to Academy Award bosses because her young son had picked off all the gold colouring. The star scooped the prestigious honour for best supporting actress for her role as a nurse in World War II romance epic The English Patient.
However, within years of winning the award in 1997, Binoche had to return it to Oscars chiefs for a replacement because her son Raphael had ruined the statue.
Binoche tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "My son was playing with it and all the gold was peeling off; the naked Oscar was getting even more naked. It was a very dull and grey colour behind the gold. They replaced it of course but I had to return the old one. I would have liked to keep it - it was cute. My son hasn't touched the new one!"
Veteran British funnyman Ronnie Corbett is still angry over false reports suggesting he had retired from showbiz. The 83-year-old comedian has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years but was at the centre of 'quit' rumours last month (Mar14) following a report in a British tabloid.
Editors alleged Corbett's wife Anne had stated the funnyman had retired from TV work because of several health issues, but within hours she had spoken out to insist Corbett had a number of contracts still ongoing and his career was "not over".
Now the former Two Ronnies star has revealed bosses of the publication gave him crates of booze to make up for the blunder and also made donations to several nursing homes, but he is still furious about the story.
Corbett tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "It was absolute nonsense. It was very annoying. I got a major apology but not matching the size of the error. It was irresponsible. They sent me some booze and plenty of money which I'm dividing among a number of care homes."
Actor Andrew Garfield was left searching for excuses when he visited a children's charity dressed a Spider-Man this week (ends11Apr14) as he was confronted by a group of kids who dared him to show off his superpowers. The Brit plays Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter-ego in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and he donned the iconic red and blue costume for a charity trip on Wednesday (09Apr14).
Garfield was visiting the Kids' City organisation in south London but had to think on his feet when some of the youngsters, aged three to 11, confronted him about Spider-Man's special powers.
The actor tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "At the start these inner city kids were like, 'Why don't you climb the God d**n wall? Get up that wall and be Spiderman!' I said, 'There are no bad guys are around so I can't use my powers irresponsibly,' and they eventually let up!"
You don't arrive at the Grand Budapest Hotel without your share of Wes Anderson baggage. Odds are, if you've booked a visit to this film, you've enjoyed your past trips to the Wes Indies (I promise I'll stop this extended metaphor soon), delighting especially in Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and his most recent charmer Moonrise Kingdom. On the other hand, you could be the adventurous sort — a curious diplomat who never really got Anderson's uric-toned deadpan drudgings but can't resist browsing through the brochures of his latest European getaway. First off, neither community should worry about a bias in this review — I'm a Life Aquatic devotee, equally alienating to both sides. Second, neither community should be deterred by Andersonian expectations, be they sky high or subterranean, in planned Budapest excursions. No matter who you are, this movie will charm your dandy pants off and then some.
While GBH hangs tight to the filmmaker's recognizable style, the movie is a departure for Anderson in a number of ways. The first being plot: there is one. A doozy, too. We're accustomed to spending our Wes flicks peering into the stagnant souls of pensive man-children — or children-men (Moonrise) or fox-kits (guess) — whose journeys are confined primarily to the internal. But not long into Grand Budapest, we're on a bona fide adventure with one of the director's most attractive heroes to date: the didactic Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes mastering sympathetic comedy better than anyone could have imagined he might), who invests his heart and soul into the titular hotel, an oasis of nobility in a decaying 1930s Europe. Gustave is plucked from his sadomasochistic nirvana overseeing every cog and sprocket in the mountaintop institution and thrust into a madcap caper — reminiscent of, and not accidentally, the Hollywood comedies of the era — involving murder, framing, art theft, jailbreak, love, sex, envy, secret societies, high speed chases... believe me, I haven't given half of it away. Along the way, we rope in a courageous baker (Saoirse Ronan), a dutiful attorney (Jeff Goldblum), a hotheaded socialite (Adrien Brody) and his psychopathic henchman (Willem Dafoe), and no shortage of Anderson regulars. The director proves just as adept at the large scale as he is at the small, delivering would-be cartoon high jinks with the same tangible life that you'd find in a Billy Wilder romp or one of the better Hope/Crosby Road to movies.
Anchoring the monkey business down to a recognizable planet Earth (without sacrificing an ounce of comedy) is the throughline of Gustave's budding friendship with his lobby boy, Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori, whose performance is an unprecedented and thrilling mixture of Wes Anderson stoicism and tempered humility), the only living being who appreciates the significance of the Grand Budapest as much as Gustave does. In joining these two oddballs on their quest beyond the parameters of FDA-approved doses of zany, we appreciate it, too: the significance of holding fast to something you believe in, understand, trust, and love in a world that makes less and less sense everyday. Anderson's World War II might not be as ostensibly hard-hitting as that to which modern cinema is accustomed, but there's a chilling, somber horror story lurking beneath the surface of Grand Budapest. Behind every side-splitting laugh, cookie cutter backdrop, and otherworldly antic, there is a pulsating dread that makes it all mean something. As vivid as the worlds of Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise might well have been, none have had this much weight and soul.
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So it's astonishing that we're able to zip to and fro' every crevice of this haunting, misty Central Europe at top speeds, grins never waning as our hero Gustave delivers supernaturally articulate diatribes capped with physically startling profanity. So much of it is that delightfully odd, agonizingly devoted character, his unlikely camaraderie with the unflappably earnest young Zero, and his adherence to the magic that inhabits the Grand Budapest Hotel. There are few places like it on Earth, as we learn. There aren't many movies like it here either.
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell keeps a "boundary" from colleagues while working on reality TV show The Face but goes out of her way to be "nice" to crew members who can make her look good on camera. The British star holds a long-running reputation as a diva, with numerous reports of tantrums and outlandish demands at catwalk shows and in her private life, but Campbell is adamant she does not treat others unfairly.
However, she has now confessed she is careful not to get too close to colleagues while shooting the TV model-searching show - unless they can be of use to her.
Campbell tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I am thick skinned and I don't read newspapers but I am not a diva... I keep a boundary because there is work to do so when I am modelling or executive producing I don't speak to anyone. I say 'hello' and I am nice to the lighting and sound guys because I know they can mess me up."
Actor Jamie Dornan is already reaping the benefits of his leading role in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie because it has taught him how to walk correctly. The Northern Irish star admits he has had issues with his gait throughout his life, and always adopted a toe-bouncing swagger to hide his awkwardness.
A director working on Dornan's TV drama The Fall noticed his strange stride, but the actor was only able to correct his walk when he learned to dance the foxtrot for a scene in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James' racy book.
Dornan tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I always had a complex about the way I walked and people would comment on it. I walked on my toes and when I did The Fall, the director asked, 'Is that part of the character or just the way you walk?'
"My wife tried to help by making me lean back and then in Fifty Shades my character has to dance the foxtrot and the teacher said, 'Do it as though you are walking; heel to toe.' No one had ever told me that was how you walk and now I am applying it every day!"
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan repeatedly apologised to his female co-stars in grisly TV drama The Fall because he felt guilty for subjecting them to his character's creepy behaviour. The star, who has been cast as the leading man in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, plays serial killer Paul Spector, who stalks Belfast picking off his victims.
Dornan now admits he said sorry to the actresses on set every time he had to 'abuse' them in a scary scene.
He tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I was doing the creepiest things imaginable so I kept apologising to them. It wasn't easy for them and I was very aware of how hard it was so I kept saying sorry during horrible scenes."
Dornan also admits playing Spector was such a harrowing task that he was determined not to let it affect his home life: "It's a brutal head space to maintain. It's not healthy, so I made a point of getting out of character - I definitely didn't want to take him home!"