Richard Gere's estranged wife Carey Lowell is still a part of the former couple's New York bed and breakfast venture despite false reports suggesting she had stepped down as a co-owner. Reports emerged earlier this week (beg03Nov14) that following the couple's split, the former Bond girl and Law & Order regular was no longer a partner in the Bedford Post Inn, which the stars opened together in 2007.
However, Robert S. Cohen, a lawyer representing Lowell, has now insisted the actress has retained a "significant ownership stake" in the business, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Gere and Lowell married in 2002, but they are currently going through divorce proceedings.
Richard Gere's estranged wife Carey Lowell has reportedly stepped down as a co-owner of the couple's New York bed and breakfast after filing for divorce.
The Pretty Woman star opened the eight-room Bedford Post Inn with Lowell in 2007, and the couple handed over control of the restaurant to celebrity chef Michael White in March (14). The space has since been turned into Italian eatery Campagna, which relaunched on Monday (03Nov14). However, only Gere is listed as the owner of the Bedford Post, suggesting actress Lowell is no longer involved in the business.
A representative for the actor has yet to comment on the New York Post report, which emerged two weeks after Gere and Lowell headed to court for a private divorce hearing.
The pair wed in 2002.
Richard Gere and his estranged wife Carey Lowell gave one another the silent treatment on Thursday (23Oct14) as they came face-to-face in court for a private divorce hearing. The couple separated last year (13) and in June (14), former Bond girl and Law & Order regular Lowell quietly filed legal papers to officially end her 12-year marriage to the Pretty Woman star.
Gere and Lowell, who share a teenage son, showed up to Manhattan Supreme Court in New York just moments apart on Thursday, but refused to acknowledge each other as they arrived with their lawyers, according to the New York Post.
They were then ushered into Justice Matthew Cooper's private chambers to discuss the proceedings.
Lowell's divorce papers were given an 'anonymous' label at the time of filing after she requested the case be kept public.
The split marks Lowell's third failed marriage and Gere's second. He was previously wed to supermodel Cindy Crawford and more recently enjoyed a six-month romance with celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi, before reportedly parting ways earlier this month (Oct14).
Actor Richard Gere has reportedly split from celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi. The couple quietly began dating in April (14) following Gere's separation from actress Carey Lowell, his wife of 11 years, in September, 2013.
A source tells the New York Post, "(They) decided they would be better as friends."
Lakshmi was previously married to author Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007 and dated financier Theodore Forstmann until he lost his battle with brain cancer in 2011.
Richard Gere has opened up about his painful divorce from his wife of 11 years Carey Lowell, revealing he used his emotional turmoil to help with a new film role. The Pretty Woman star separated from the Bond girl last year (13) and threw himself into work, taking on the role of a homeless man living on the streets of New York for new movie Time Out of Mind.
During a career tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in the Big Apple on Wednesday night (08Oct14), Gere admitted he channelled the pain from his personal life into his onscreen performance, telling the audience, "What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface."
Gere married Lowell, his third wife, in 2002. He was previously wed to supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis has credited veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits as the inspiration for his hit 1999 romantic comedy. The romance featuring Hugh Grant as a bookshop owner who falls in love with a movie star played by Julia Roberts is one of Curtis' most beloved films, and the moviemaker admits it was influenced by Waits' track Downtown Train.
Curtis tells U.K. newspaper the Gloucestershire Echo, "There's a version of Downtown Train by Tom Waits performed by Everything But The Girl and when I was writing Notting Hill, that was all I listened to.
"There was something I sensed in the background and in the tone and in the mood of that song which is what I wanted to reach at the best moment of the film. Songs have always been an incredibly important bit of the inspiration for me."
Curtis explains that another of his films, Love Actually, was indirectly influenced by Mariah Carey and her holiday classic All I Want For Christmas Is You, which was featured in the film's finale.
He continues, "What you are doing is hoping by telling a story and arranging a certain sequence of events that some particular moment you will be able to reach the thing a song does in three minutes.
"To take a very trite example, the Mariah Carey song All I Want For Christmas Is You seems to me to completely say how you want to feel about how extraordinary Christmas is. In a way, Love Actually was also a stab at trying to be as good as Mariah... I failed!"
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Here’s the sole compliment I will pay Into the Storm: it let’s you know right away what you’re getting into. The very first minute of the movie introduces fans to the sort of grim, nihilistic, aesthetically repugnant and substantially barren horror that maintains throughout the hour and a half to follow, saving only the extent of its special effects for later… and trust me, it’s not worth the wait.
While we’ve been debating the toxicity of “destruction porn” since before Man of Steel, but surely we can point to entries in the disaster genre that don’t feel like soul-mincing works of large scale snuff — we can point to this summer’s Godzilla, for instance. But for every thematically dense project like the aforesaid, we have a half-dozen Into the Storms: movies that, somehow, pass off the most mangled constructions of mindless, banal, uninspired, grotesque unpleasantness as entertainment.
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We are asked to believe that there are characters in this movie: Richard Armitage insists that he’s a father of two, a disappointingly joke-free Matt Walsh tells us that he’s a storm chaser and a documentarian, and Sarah Wayne Callies introduces herself as a meteorologist of some kind. But we never get more than a résumé recitation from each character; we never earn an understanding of what any of them would do when faced with mortal danger, what they would think about, who they would want to be with.
So, really, we’re not given much of a story. Sure, there are tidbits mentioned about Armitage’s strained relationship with his two sons (Max Deacon and Nathan Kress), about Walsh’s obsessive devotion to his work, about Callies’ desire to make it home to her five-year-old daughter (ugh, the pandering). But these don’t feel like character beats, but rather like bits of data. Nothing within these characters exists beyond what we are explicitly told about them. As such, they wind up feeling less like people to whom we’re anchored and more like chunks of debris being tossed around between tornadoes.
And that’s what’s so ugly, unenjoyable, and dangerous about this movie: it’s dehumanizing. It prefers the thrills of demolition to the pathos inherent in accessing what this demolition might be doing to real people. But even in its misguided mission does Into the Storm fail: it’s not thrilling. Not fun. Not cool to look at. It is, in all conceivable ways, a disaster.
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Richard Gere has cut the price of the sprawling New York property he shared with his estranged wife Carey Lowell for the second time in four months. The Pretty Woman star initially put his Strongheart estate in North Haven, the Hamptons on the market for $65 million (£40.6 million) last summer (13), and dropped the price by $9 million (£5.6 million) in April (14) after struggling to offload the property.
Now Gere has slashed the price yet again by another $8.5 million (£5 million), and the pad is now listed for $47.5 million (£28.2 million), according to the New York Daily News.
Gere and Lowell bought the three pockets of land that became their estate between 2005 and 2008 for a total of $11.3 million (£7 million) and then paid a fortune renovating the 1902 main house and guest quarters, according to RealEstalker.com.
The waterfront compound boasts 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, a gym, basketball courts, an outdoor fireplace pavilion and a heated pool.
It is the second Hamptons home Gere and Lowell have had to accept a lower sale price on - in 2009, they sold their farmhouse in Water Mill for $5.9 million (£3.7 million), almost $3 million (£1.8 million) less than the initial market figure.
Actor Richard Gere is preparing to take a property hit on the home he shared with his estranged wife Carey Lowell after reducing the asking price. The Pretty Woman star initially put his Strongheart estate in North Haven, New York on the market for $65 million (£40.6 million) but he has dropped the price by $9 million (£5.6 million), according to RealEstalker.com.
Gere and Lowell bought the three pockets of land that became their estate between 2005 and 2008 for a total of $11.3 million (£7 million) and then paid a fortune renovating the 1902 main house and guest quarters, according to the website.
It is the second Hamptons home Gere and Lowell have had to accept a lower sale price on - in 2009 they sold their farmhouse in Water Mill for $5.9 million (£3.7 million), almost $3 million (£1.8 million) less than the initial market figure.
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Two dunderheaded stepbrothers, a bigoted manchild news reporter, and the recent economic downturn. One of these things is not like the others. Adam McKay has built up a long legacy of idiotic comedy through his frequent collaborations with Will Ferrell, but his next upcoming project is going to be quite the departure from the director’s usual fare. McKay is set to direct an adaptation of author Michael Lewis’ The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, a book that sheds light on the housing and credit bubble. McKay is equipped with a directoral know-how more suited towards laughter, so a drama film is about the last thing we expected from the director. This is the guy that just made Anchorman 2 after all, and unless it's revealed that Ron Burgundy was the guy behind all of those fraudulent loans, we’re not sure what this upcoming feature will look like when all is said and done. With all that said, McKay’s sudden dramatic inspiration is not totally unheard of in Hollywood. Other directors have taken surprising left turns in their careers, and made films well outside of their perceived comfort zones:
In 1979, Francis Ford Coppola made Apocalypse Now, a tragic and surreal vision of the Vietnam war. Seventeen years later, he made the accelerated aging comedy Jack, which starred Robin Williams as a five-year-old in a 50-year-old's body. The horror, the horror.
In 1976, Martin Scorsese made Taxi Driver, a dark and gritty character study about an unhinged man trying to "clean up" the corruption of New York City. Thirty-five years later, he made Hugo, a whimsical family film about a boy living in a clock.
In 1991, John Singleton made Boyz n the Hood, a tragic look at the corrosive influence of gang life on inner-city youth. Twelve years later, he made 2 Fast 2 Furious, the most broey movie of all time.
In 2000, Ron Howard made a live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, starring the mostly rubber funnyman Jim Carrey. Eight years later, he made Frost/Nixon, a historical drama about a post-Watergate scandal interview with Richard Nixon, honing in on how the president's duplicity tore America apart.
In 1987, Rob Reiner made the loopy, enchanting fairy tale classic (and "kissing story") The Princess Bride. Five years later, he made A Few Good Men, a stirring courtroom drama about the violent murder of a soldier.
In 1979, Steven Spielberg made 1941, a zany comedy satirizing war with the antics of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Fourteen years later he made Schindler's List, a heart wrenching story about one man's efforts to save Jews in Nazi Germany... scientifically proven to be the saddest movie ever created.
In 2004, David Gordon Green made Undertow, a harsh thriller about two young brothers trying to escape their murderous uncle. Seven years later, he made Your Highness, a medieval stoner comedy featuring Danny McBride.
In 1973, Robert Altman made A Long Goodbye, a neo-noir mystery film. Seven years later, he made Popeye, starring Robin Williams as the anchor armed sailor with a serious spinach dependency.
In 2001, Steven Soderbergh made Ocean's Eleven, a fun and campy remake of a fun and campy Rat Pack classic. Four years later, he made Bubble, a pitch black, intense look at the dead-end lives of several lifeless doll factory workers surrounding a murder.
In 1996, Kenneth Branagh made Hamlet, an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most revered, and most tragic, play. Fifteen years later, he made Thor, a film about a magical hammer affectionately called "mew mew."