World War Z star Mireille Enos has given birth to a baby boy. The 38-year-old actress and her actor husband Alan Ruck welcomed Larkin Zouey in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (23Jul14).
A statement issued by the new parents to People.com reads: "We are awestruck by the arrival of our little boy. The whole thing is a miracle."
Little Larkin is the couple's second child - daughter Vesper Vivienne was born three years ago.
Enos and Ruck wed in 2008.
The Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor, 58, also has two older children from his previous marriage to Claudia Stefany.
Courtney Love played one of her most intimate shows in London on Saturday (03May14) when she performed for fans at a coffee shop. The Hole rocker played 11 songs during a set at Hayden Wylds Coffee and Records in Clapton.
And she thrilled fans waiting outside the venue for one of only 40 tickets, by stepping out to meet and greet them before the show.
Love was joined in the corner of the cafe by longtime guitarist Micko Larkin, and performed tracks including Doll Parts, Malibu and Miss World, as well as her current single Wedding Day and covers of Leonard Cohen's Take This Longing and Pearl Jam's Jeremy.
She also teased fans in attendance by revealing she would be performing a rendition of the Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays at an upcoming London show as a tribute to frontman Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches, who died last month (Apr14).
The classic line-up of Courtney Love's rock band Hole faces a series of obstacles before a reunion tour can be planned - because all the members have very different backstage requirements. Love recently revealed she, Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel and Melissa Auf Der Mar have regrouped to rehearse but there is nothing set in stone regarding tour dates or the recording of new material.
The Malibu singer admits it's going to be a logistical nightmare to get the group back on the road.
She tells Pitchfork.com, "I'm not going to commit to it happening, because we want an element of surprise. There's a lot of i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed.
"There's some caveats, there's some things people need. We're older, we're all mainlining vegan food... Nobody smokes, other than me. No one's on drugs. Melissa drinks red wine, like me, and Patty's sober.
"I'd like to make sure that (my current guitarist) Micko (Larkin) stays along for that ride, because we're going to need an extra person if we do it anyway. He's been my guitarist for seven years, we have a good connection."
Meanwhile, the singer reveals that aside from the backstage rules it wouldn't take much to get her old band back in the studio and then onstage: "If we can get two killer songs together and then look at an album... I can't live on the oldies circuit. The band started talking about everyone who's done it... I'm the last hold-out on this."
But she admits it's not as if her old bandmates are waiting for her to sign off on a full reunion: "No one's been dormant. Patty teaches drumming and drums in three indie bands; Melissa has her metal-nerd thing going on - her dream is to play Castle Donington with Dokken."
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With so many different awards organizations announcing their nominations one after the other, it's difficult to remember how heavily to weigh each one's picks when filling out your Oscar pool sheet. Generally speaking, the BAFTAs are a fairly safe guide when it comes to the Best Picture category. Since 2008, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has accurately predicted the Academy's top winners, with (even more impressively) only two discrepancies in Best Picture nominations throughout those five years (both in 2012, interestingly enough). Looking at this latest batch of BAFTA's chief nominees — which includes...
American Hustle,Captain Phillips,Gravity,Philomena,and 12 Years a Slave
— we're not especially surprised by any of the films included in as much as we are a bit displaced over the absence of one of this past year's biggest titles: The Wolf of Wall Street. By now, everyone with his ear close to the conversation is predicting that Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is a lock for the Best Picture Oscar, but the consideration rarely comes without honorable mention of Martin Scorsese's Wolf. Still, the satirical picture is far from awards fodder. Called far too "extreme" for the Academy's liking, the 3-hour tour de force of mortifying hedonism would be a far cry from an Oscar even without the competition of 12 Years. Instead, as suggested by BAFTA's list of Best Picture nods, organizations are leaning towards the safer, sweeter, more palatable, less controversial, and effectively less good spiritual counterpart to Wolf of Wall Street: American Hustle.
Hustle is a fine movie all its own — it's fun, dynamic, well-acted, and does indeed feel "lived in." But it falls shy of the artistic reach represented by fellow con man epic Wolf, to which comparisons are inevitable (you can hear a terrific discussion on the matter on the latest episode of Fighting in the War Room). While we'd be hard pressed to deny David O. Russell's funny, campy, emotionally charged picture its due recognition of quality, the choice to nominate it for Best Picture over Wolf of Wall Street seems like a statement of fear: "We don't want to nominate that large, messy, outrageous picture that's got everybody all in a huff," mutters a nervous BAFTA. "But what about the one with the hair? That's sorta like Wolf of Wall Street, but cleaner. Jolly good!"
The choice is a scary one, if only that it suggests the possibility that BAFTA has veered away from Wolf of Wall Street due to the volatility associated with the movie rather than due to the quality therein. By this token, would a few more Armond Whites have robbed 12 Years a Slave of its nomination? How about a few more Neil deGrasse Tysons stealing the nod from Gravity?
Hopefully, the Academy will not emulate this aversion to Scorsese's movie — one that more than deserves mention, and would even take home a few trophies in a just system. Peruse the rest of BAFTA's nominations below (which also, obscenely, omit Her in the Original Screenplay category) and share your thoughts on the matter.
BEST FILM12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueenAMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan GordonCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De LucaGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David HeymanPHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
DIRECTOR12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueenAMERICAN HUSTLE David O. RussellCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul GreengrassGRAVITY Alfonso CuarónTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Martin Scorsese
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYAMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. RussellBLUE JASMINE Woody AllenGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás CuarónINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan CoenNEBRASKA Bob Nelson
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY12 YEARS A SLAVE John RidleyBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Richard LaGraveneseCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Billy RayPHILOMENA Steve Coogan, Jeff PopeTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Terence Winter
LEADING ACTORBRUCE DERN NebraskaCHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 Years a SlaveCHRISTIAN BALE American HustleLEONARDO DICAPRIO The Wolf of Wall StreetTOM HANKS Captain Phillips
LEADING ACTRESSAMY ADAMS American HustleCATE BLANCHETT Blue JasmineEMMA THOMPSON Saving Mr. BanksJUDI DENCH PhilomenaSANDRA BULLOCK Gravity
SUPPORTING ACTORBARKHAD ABDI Captain PhillipsBRADLEY COOPER American HustleDANIEL BRÜHL RushMATT DAMON Behind the CandelabraMICHAEL FASSBENDER 12 Years a Slave
SUPPORTING ACTRESSJENNIFER LAWRENCE American HustleJULIA ROBERTS August: Osage CountyLUPITA NYONG’O 12 Years a SlaveOPRAH WINFREY The ButlerSALLY HAWKINS Blue Jasmine
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás CuarónMANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William NicholsonPHILOMENA Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff PopeRUSH Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter MorganSAVING MR. BANKS John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue SmithTHE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCERCOLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) Good VibrationsKELLY MARCEL (Writer) Saving Mr. BanksKIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) Kelly + VictorPAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) For Those in PerilSCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) Shell
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGETHE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge SørensenBLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent MaravalTHE GREAT BEAUTY Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca CimaMETRO MANILA Sean Ellis, Mathilde CharpentierWADJDA Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
DOCUMENTARYTHE ACT OF KILLING Joshua OppenheimerTHE ARMSTRONG LIE Alex GibneyBLACKFISH Gabriela CowperthwaiteTIM’S VERMEER Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley ZieglerWE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Alex GibneyANIMATED FILMDESPICABLE ME 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre CoffinFROZEN Chris Buck, Jennifer LeeMONSTERS UNIVERSITY Dan Scanlon
ORIGINAL MUSIC12 YEARS A SLAVE Hans ZimmerTHE BOOK THIEF John WilliamsCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Henry JackmanGRAVITY Steven PriceSAVING MR. BANKS Thomas Newman
CINEMATOGRAPHY12 YEARS A SLAVE Sean BobbittCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Barry AckroydGRAVITY Emmanuel LubezkiINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Bruno DelbonnelNEBRASKA Phedon Papamichael
EDITING12 YEARS A SLAVE Joe WalkerCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Christopher RouseGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Mark SangerRUSH Dan Hanley, Mike HillTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Thelma Schoonmaker
PRODUCTION DESIGN12 YEARS A SLAVE Adam Stockhausen, Alice BakerAMERICAN HUSTLE Judy Becker, Heather LoefflerBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Howard CummingsGRAVITY Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne WoodlardTHE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
COSTUME DESIGNAMERICAN HUSTLE Michael WilkinsonBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Ellen MirojnickTHE GREAT GATSBY Catherine MartinTHE INVISIBLE WOMAN Michael O’ConnorSAVING MR. BANKS Daniel Orlandi
MAKE UP & HAIRAMERICAN HUSTLE Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-BellBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Kate Biscoe, Marie LarkinTHE BUTLER Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace NealTHE GREAT GATSBY Maurizio Silvi, Kerry WarnTHE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
SOUNDALL IS LOST Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian ArthurCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver TarneyGRAVITY Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris MunroINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg OrloffRUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTSGRAVITY Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki PennyTHE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric ReynoldsIRON MAN 3 Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan SudickPACIFIC RIM Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel SumnerSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATIONEVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam TaylorI AM TOM MOODY Ainslie HendersonSLEEPING WITH THE FISHES James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
BRITISH SHORT FILMISLAND QUEEN Ben Mallaby, Nat LuurtsemaKEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina LimORBIT EVER AFTER Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len RowlesROOM 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie VennerSEA VIEW Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot
Pop superstar Rihanna has been ordered by a New York judge to meet with a court mediator to settle a lawsuit against her former accountants. The We Found Love hitmaker is seeking unspecified damages from bosses at New York firm Berdon LLP for allegedly neglecting to properly manage her cash flow and expenses, uncover millions of dollars in unpaid royalties and dissuading her from purchasing a luxury home in California in 2009.
She also accused her former financial advisors of failing to file her tax returns, resulting in an American Internal Revenue Service audit.
After learning last week (begs14Oct13) both sides want to settle, Judge Kevin Castel insisted the singer appear in court, instead of a delegate to represent her, who she has sent on several occasions while she has been on tour.
Peter Larkin, a lawyer for Berdon LLP, tells the New York Post, "(Rihanna) was not there at our first attempt at mediation, and it was a disaster."
The judge has also warned the singer to be in court if the case goes to trial and not to try and settle after the trial begins.
Chris Larkin, who was born Christopher Stephens, admits he wanted to distance himself from his famous mother and his actor father, the late Sir Robert Stephens.
The Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World star chose his adopted last name in honour of his favourite poet - Philip Larkin.
He tells Britain's The Times newspaper, "I wanted to do it on my own. Robert, my father, was always trying to get me to trade on the family connection. He never got (understood) the changing of the name. He would go, 'Why don't you change it back?' But that was the choice I made. And I wouldn't have been able to live with myself if I had gone back on it. It would have been like admitting defeat... I've always been a fiercely independent soul...
"There are lots of people whose parents are in the business who might be able to say, 'Yes, I got my big break because of who my parents are'. Great. The challenge is to sustain it. And if you're not good, you'll be found out. The job is fairly brutal like that."
A new series for the YouTube network YOMYOMF (standing for "You Offend Me You Offend My Family," a channel founded by Fast & Furious and Fast Five director Justin Lin) is underway: a time-travel cop series titled Squad 85. Hollywood.com exclusively announces that principal photography begins today, August 6, for the action/sci-fi/comedy. The series is set to air in the Fall.
The series will feature several stars from the short-lived NBC sitcom Outsourced, including Diedrich Bader (best known for his roles on The Drew Carey Show and in the movie Office Space), Parvesh Cheena, and Rizwan Manji. The premise takes a group of 1985 Los Angeles police officers and transports them twenty-five years into the future via a secret wave of experimentation undertaken by the LAPD. Milauna Jemai, Ceci Fernandez and Christopher Larkin also star.
Says creator Gregory Bonsignore, "The show is really about the aesthetic of the 80’s cop show being transplanted into today’s world of CSI. These cops don’t wait for warrants – they kick down the f**king door. Everyone could use a little 80’s cop show in their lives."
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First thing's first: Magic Mike delivers on the eye candy. Club Xquisite the wildest male strip club in Tampa sports an ensemble of muscled men ready to flash their ridiculous moves in even more ridiculous dance numbers (this crew has never seen a pair of assless pants they didn't like). Bringing a few dollar bills to the movie is recommended — Magic Mike is shot up close and personal enough that flailing them about will come naturally.
But between the codpieces air humping and penis pumps Magic Mike tells a surprisingly relatable funny and poignant parable centered on a character all too familiar to anyone with an ounce of ambition. Mike (Channing Tatum) leads a triple life: By day he's a roof tiler; by night an exotic dancer; and in his dreams he's a furniture craftsman and entrepreneur. When Mike first crosses paths with Adam (Alex Pettyfer) his worries about the future are dispelled slipping right into mentor mode to show the 19-year-old the wonders of sex drugs and rock and roll. Adam's broke and without direction — the perfect state of being for a stripper-in-the-making. Mike's sales pitch is irresistible and when Adam unwillingly takes the stage for the first time he feels the rush of a dozen woman screaming groping and stuffing singles down his jock strap. There's no question: A stripper's life is a journey worth embarking on.
In his typical fashion director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic Erin Brockovich) defies conventions sticking with Mike's ups and downs rather than transforming Magic Mike into a Goodfellas-esque "newbie in over his head" story. Between playing protector to the mesmerized Adam and attempting to strike up an actual relationship with Adam's sister Brooke (Cody Horn) Mike finds himself for the first time looking inward. Does a job define a man? He's convinced it doesn't but as Adam loses himself to the profession becoming the Xquisite's cutthroat owner Dallas' (the wonderfully slimy Matthew McConaughey) right-hand man and parlaying the gig into more dangerous ventures Mike realizes breakdancing in thongs may be more poisonous to his dreams than he ever realized.
Exploitation Magic Mike is not. The film's dance sequences are sexy and sleek but only to clue the audience into the job's allure. Backstage is equally important; Soderbergh does an amazing job constructing the boy's club atmosphere that keeps Mike and Adam coming back. Lively characters like Ken (Matt Bomer) and Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello) say little but speak volumes in the background of every scene. They're palling around and when they finally do reach out to Adam to profess their friendship it makes perfect sense. For a guy without a family the dancers are a perfect replacement.
While the cast is stellar Tatum continues his streak of star-making performances in the role of Mike. Obviously the man can dance — and he blows any memories of Step Up into oblivion. Beyond that he's perfectly in tune with Soderbergh's naturalistic style cool on his feet with the comedy and devastatingly subtle in the drama. His rapport with Horn who is equally striking in her casual approach is sweet and real a constant reminder that even a guy who lap dances in a fireman costume for a living has feelings too. Soderbergh enhances each of his performers with spot on photography: His Tampa is gritty and yellow-tinged the interior of the club a safe haven from the blase nature of reality. Magic Mike carries a full package.
Magic Mike hits all the right notes of comedy and drama that's completely unexpected in the summer blockbuster surroundings. Come for the stripping stay for the high-caliber filmmaking. Magic Mike is one of the year's best.
The star passed away on Saturday (11Sep10) at the Motion Picture and Television retirement community in Woodland Hills, California, his spokeswoman Jaime Larkin has confirmed.
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Gould starred in over 300 TV shows and a string of movies, including 1973's The Sting, in which he portrayed Kid Twist, and more recent hits Patch Adams and Freaky Friday.
But he was perhaps best known for his role as Betty White's boyfriend on The Golden Girls and as Valerie Harper's father, Martin Morgenstern, on hit 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda.
Paying tribute to her former TV co-star, Betty White tells the Los Angeles Times, "He was such a fine actor and such a lovely man. He will be sorely missed."
Meanwhile, his TV daughter Harper told the publication, "Harold brought an extraordinary humour, class, grace and a twinkle to create the character of Martin Morgenstern. He was a friend as well as a co-worker.
He was one of the loveliest gentlemen - and so funny and so good at what he did."
Gould's last TV job saw him join the cast of Nip/Tuck for one episode, while the former drama teacher was also known for his extensive theatre career.
He was also cast as Howard Cunningham in Love & Happy Days, the show that was to become beloved sitcom Happy Days, but was forced to quit the show due to a scheduling conflict..
The star, who earned five Emmy Award nominations throughout his lifetime, is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lea, and his children Deborah, Joshua and Lowell.
Kutcher, Mac Join Forces
Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac are in negotiations to star in the comedy Dinner Party for Barbershop 2: Back in Business director Kevin Rodney Sullivan. According to the Reporter, the Columbia Pictures project is about a white man (Kutcher) dating a black woman whose father (Mac) is having difficulty coming to terms with the relationship.
Kevin Costner: A Man and His Elephant
Actor-director Kevin Costner is going out on a limb--or a trunk, as it were--with his next project. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he is in negotiations to direct and possibly star in Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived, described as a cross between Black Stallion and Forrest Gump. Intrigued? The film tells the joint biography of a man, Bram, and his elephant, Modoc, both born in a small German circus town on the same day in 1896. Bram was the son of an elephant trainer, and Modoc was the daughter of the trainer's prize performer. The boy and the elephant grew up side by side, and when the Wunderzircus and its animals were sold to America, Bram stowed away on the ship to avoid being separated from the elephant.
Hairspray Comes To Big Screen…Again
From cult indie film to smash Broadway musical and back again, there's a new splashy big-screen adaptation of John Waters' Hairspray on the way. Variety reports New Line Cinema will produce the remake, which is set in Waters' beloved native Baltimore during the 1960s dance-TV craze and centers on high school hairhopper Tracy Turnblad as she graduates from outsider to celebrity trendsetter. Along the way she stars on "The Corny Collins Show," wins the heart of resident hunk Link Larkin and kicks down the barriers for black and white integration on local television. Casting has not yet begun.
Logan's Run Gets a Rerun
X-Men director Bryan Singer is set to remake the 1976 sci-fi cult classic Logan's Run, which starred Michael York as a man who tries to outrun cops who, to alleviate overpopulation, kill off the population when they reach age 30. "I was drawn to X-Men because of its universal issues of tolerance," Singer told Variety. "This deals with a utopian society, but also with the obsession of youth and mortality. I've already started working with my X2 production designer, Gy Dyas, to create a visual world we've never seen before." No stars are attached as yet.
Gyllenhaal Is Happy and Wonderful
Indie princess Maggie Gyllenhaal is keeping busy these days, starring in two upcoming films. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she is set to star with Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub in the dark indie comedy The Great New Wonderful, in which she plays a cake designer in an anxious post-9/11 New York, competing against Falco in the cutthroat world of high-society pastry making. Gyllenhall is also replacing Jennifer Garner in the ensemble comedy Happy Endings, which involved three stories among 10 characters in Los Angeles. Gyllenhaal will play a woman involved with both a father and a son.