Australian model Kristy Hinze-Clark is a new mum after giving birth to her second child. The 34 year old and her Texan computer guru husband Jim Clark were in New York for the birth on Tuesday (19Aug14).
Little Harper is the couple's second daughter - Dylan was born three years ago (11).
Kristy broke the happy news on Twitter.com, posting, "Elated to announce the birth of our 2nd daughter Harper. August 19, 2014 we are happy and healthy and completely in love."
The newborn arrives just months after her dad celebrated his 70th birthday with family and celebrity friends in the Dominican Republic.
The Hunger Games star Leven Rambin is engaged to actor Jim Parrack. The actress and True Blood regular began dating this past spring (14), and now they are set to tie the knot, his representative confirms to People magazine.
Rambin was previously engaged to producer Geoffrey Clark, but called off their engagement in 2011. Parrack split from his wife of six years last September (13), and finalised their divorce in June (14).
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Arguably one of the most important films of the '90s and definitely one of the most important films about young people and sex, Kids was released almost two decades ago and people still can't stop talking about it. For this reason, it's exciting to learn that one of the young actors from the iconic movie is now preparing to release his own documentary about his experience—and the experiences of the other cast members—on and off the set. Hamilton Harris taught us all how to roll a blunt back in 1995, but now he's got another story to tell.
Hamilton recently gave an interview to VICE and talked about much of the behind-the-scenes drama (and trauma) that went along with filming Kids. He plans to expose and address these things with a focus on the lives of the young skaters whose stories were not fully explored in the film, or the many projects that surrounded it later. The death of one of his co-stars, Harold Hunter, also played a role in the inspiration behind the forthcoming documentary. Original cast members including Chloe Sevigny, and Kids director Larry Clark are also involved.
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A lost Gone With The Wind script featuring a change to the film's infamous ending is expected to fetch up to $5,000 (£2,900) at auction. The 1939 Hollywood classic, which stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as lovers, ends with Gable's character Rhett Butler walking out on Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara, telling her, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
Cinema audiences were wowed by his arrogance, and by O'Hara's determined closing line: "After all, tomorrow is another day."
However, a recently found script for the movie contains an alternate ending, with Leigh shouting out to the departing Butler: "Rhett!... Rhett!... You'll come back. You'll come back... I know you will!"
The script will go under the hammer in an online sale via Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, on Monday (04Aug14).
Margaret Barrett, of Heritage Auctions, says, "This alternate ending shows her life is going to be about getting Rhett Butler back whereas in the original she is sad to see him go but it's not the be all and end all.
"I think the directors made the right decision sticking with the original ending because it best shows Scarlett's true character - she was a fighter and that's why we all love her so much... We are starting bidding at $500 (£294) but it could go for $5,000 (£2,900)."
"Shut up crime!” It's the comic battle cry of the Crimson Bolt, a crimefighter garbed in a red patchwork costume and doling out steel-lugged justice to line butters and other scum of his city. Before being snatched up to helm Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn wrote and directed 2010's Super, a darkly comic deconstruction of the superhero genre, nestled right in the middle of the genre's hostile takeover of American cinema. The film follows Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson, in one of the best performances of his career), a nebbish fry cook with only two good memories in a life filled with pain: 1) marrying the love of his life, and 2) helping a police officer subdue a criminal. When his wife (Liv Tyler), a recovering drug addict, slips back into addiction thanks to a local high level dealer named Jacques (Kevin Bacon), it is only a matter of time before Darbo snaps. And snapping for this man, who can only see the world in black in white, is to don a homemade superhero costume and beat ne'er-do-wells with a monkey wrench.
Super is an examination of what it would mean to be a superhero in the real world. It asks the question: What if someone lifted the techniques, methods, and moralities from a comic book, and applied them to real life? And the result is something far less fun than the Avengers, or even the similar-in-concept Kick-Ass. Frank's quest to rid his city of crime is one of a deluded man. While all manner of people decide to take the streets into their own hands in the pages of comic books, Super posits that anyone would have to be legitimately insane to become a costumed vigilante. It's not the whim of a well-adjusted individual, but someone who is severely broken in some way. It's a thread that Batman comics have been pulling for eons, but one that hasn't quite made it up to the big screen in a big blockbuster production.
Gunn's directorial debut is a much different superhero film than Guardians of the Galaxy promises to be, but it's easy to see why Marvel was so keen on having Gunn bring the property — Marvel's weirdest venture to date and a considerable gamble for the studio — to life. With Super, Gunn proves his deep understanding of the psychology of comic book superheroes, of the type of lunacy that it takes to become a vigilante. And to varying degrees, Both Super and Guardians are films that mess with the status quo of what most filmmgoers expect from their costumed heroes. At its core, Guardians of the Galaxy is a tale about a handful of galactic misfits that band together to save the day. Rocket, Groot, and Peter Quill don't resemble the stalwart Superman or the endlessly charming Tony Stark. Instead, they are the misfits. They are the losers, the outcasts, the downtrodden, the guys with a couple of screws loose. The Guardians of the Galaxy are more Frank Darbo than Clark Kent, and they are in the hands of a director that understands that.
Beyonce helped to lift the spirits of 100 teenagers in her native Texas by inviting them to attend her On The Run tour stop in Dallas.
The superstar donates batches of tickets from each of her shows to local charities which spread positive messages to young people, and one of the organisations chosen last week (ends25Jul14) included Hanna 4 Hope, a non-profit group founded by the parents of schoolgirl Hanna Clark, who took her own life in April, 2013, aged 15, after a bad break-up. The charity is aimed at encouraging youths and parents to discuss the topic of suicide in a bid to prevent another such tragedy.
Beyonce's representatives contacted Hanna's mother, Raina Clark, via email to offer up the free tickets and she admits she initially thought the message was a hoax. She recalls, "When I received it through the website, I was like, 'Is this for real? Is this a joke or a scam?'."
The invite was for real and Clark was able to treat a large group of teens involved in her charity to Beyonce's gig with her rapper husband Jay Z at the AT&T Stadium on Tuesday (22Jul14).
She says, "I mean, we're completely thankful for just having the honour of being invited." Her husband Tim adds, "Every time we look at these teens, it's a representation of Hanna. It touches our hearts. They have a passion for our mission and to see the joy on their faces when they walk in this place, and when they hear Beyonce... it's awesome, just awesome."
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Do you remember where you were when Batman V Superman was announced? When the first glimpse of Avatar was bestowed upon the world? Probably not, but for the Comic-Con faithful, these moments are gospel. San Diego Comic-Con has become the destination for any geek worth his salt, and a select few moments throughout the convention's history have become legendary to fans across the world. Here are the most memorable moments from Comic-Cons past.
The Batman V Superman announcementRight at the tail end of the 2013 Warner Bros. panel, a Jittery Zack Snyder turned up to announce that he was working on a sequel to Man of Steel. Then, with help from the booming voice of Harry Lennix and a choice excerpt from Frank Miller's classic Batman tale The Dark Knight Returns, Warner Bros. dropped a bomb on Hall H with the announcement of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (which was then untitled). When the logo blazed on screen with all its glory, SDCC 2013 had hit its definitive peak.
Michael Keaton earns the cowlEveryone remembers the ballyhoo made about Heath Ledger being cast as the Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight, but comic book fans had been complaining about casting long before then. All the way back at Comic-Con 1988, the fervor about the new Batman movie was high; many fans didn't think Michael Keaton could pull off the Caped Crusader. But most of these detractors quieted down when the original creator of Batman, Bob Kane himself, stopped by the Con and gave the actor and Tim Burton's production his blessing via a set visit. He also showed up with a ton of set photos and production designs to ensure fans that his creation was in good hands.
Twilight comes to Comic-ConFor nearly 40 years, Comic-Con had been a place for more male-focused geekery. But in 2008, the playing field was leveled when the Twilight saga was given a panel in the hallowed nerd pantheon that is Hall H. This of course brought droves of Twilight fans to the convention center, who of course butted heads with seasoned veterans of the Con who though the new visitors didn't belong. But Twilight's domination of that year's festivities were undeniable. The vamps were here to stay.
The Avatar preview screeningIf there's one thing to learn from Comic-Con, it's that you shouldn't always buy into the hype. Hyperbole flows through San Diego like a river, and people will champion anything and everything as a gamechanger. But the hype around the preview screening of Avatar at 2009's convention was so massive, it was hard not to believe. The preview of James Cameron's spectacle-laden adventure left many Con-goers slack-jawed with awe.
The Avengers assemble in Hall HJoss Whedon has long been a popular face at comic-con, but he might as well have been coronated as king when he brought every member of The Avengers on stage for the first time in 2010. It was a moment that Marvel studios had been steadily building up to for years, but seeing all of those heroes (albiet in street clothes) in one place at the same time was magical.
The Iron Man trailer premiereUnsuspecting fans at the first ever Iron Man panel were greeted with a surprise visit from Jon Favreau, and an even bigger surprise: the first look at a new trailer for Iron Man. The trailer was only a few seconds long, showing Iron Man shooting through the sky, but it was enough to send the hype for the upcoming film skyrocketing. It was surefire proof that Marvel was doing right by all these heroes.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World wows the crowdIn a rare treat, fans at the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World panel were treated to a screening of the film. Edgar Wright's dazzling comic book adaptation won heaps of praise from attendees, and Hollywood's relationship with the convention was riding high. Unfortunately, the studios soon found out the convention hype doesn't always equal ticket sales, and the film fizzled out of the box-office without recouping it's budget.
Karen Gillan goes baldMaybe it was just a really convincing wig, maybe we just couldn't wrap our heads around those deep red locks being fake, or maybe we just don't usually expect to see people ripping hair off of their heads at Comic-Con. But at the panel for Guardians of the Galaxy, after being confronted by host Chris Hardwick with accusations that her character in the upcoming space opera is bald in the comics, the actor unleashed her buzzed head to the world, and everyone lost their minds.
Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is returning to her action TV roots by joining the cast of Marvel's Agents Of S.h.i.e.l.d..
Lawless has been added to the cast of the superhero series for its upcoming second season, however her role has yet to be revealed.
The actress spent six seasons as the formidable female fighter, but her more recent roles include guest-starring spots on Parks and Recreation and Top of the Lake.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which kicks off its sophomore season in the U.S. on 23 September (14), is a spin-off based on Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson character from blockbuster Marvel movies including The Avengers and Iron Man.
Authorities in Las Vegas have confirmed a man who died at the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival passed away after suffering an ecstasy overdose. California resident Montgomery Tsang, 24, collapsed in the parking lot upon leaving the annual music event in June (14) and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
On Wednesday (09Jul14), Clark County coroner's officials ruled his death an accident, noting Tsang overdosed on the popular club drug. A pre-existing heart condition was also a factor in his death, according to Billboard.com.
Tsang was just one of three EDC concertgoers who lost their lives at the festival, but the cause of their deaths has yet to be determined.
At this year's (14) event, nearly 800 revellers were treated for medical conditions, and 25 were admitted to local hospitals. Several dozen were also arrested by police on drug charges.
This isn't the first time tragedy has overshadowed the festival. In 2012, organisers distanced themselves from two deaths which occurred after revellers attended the event.
Veteran movie star Burt Reynolds is preparing to lift the lid on his failed romances with actresses Sally Field and Loni Anderson in an upcoming memoir. The Boogie Nights star, 78, developed a reputation as a ladies' man during his Hollywood heyday, dating the likes of Faye Dunaway and Kim Basinger, and enjoying marriages with British comedienne Judy Carne and Anderson.
He previously admitted his biggest regret in his personal life was letting go of the love of his life, Steel Magnolias star Field, and now he is set to reveal all about the relationships in But Enough About Me.
The autobiography, which will feature a foreword by his pal and Deliverance co-star Jon Voight, will also detail his friendships with fellow showbiz legends Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and Bette Davis, and it will revisit his most famous screen projects, including Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, which earned him an Oscar nomination for his role as porn director Jack Horner.
A statement released by Reynolds reads: "Setting the record straight is something that I have wanted to do for a while now, and with this book I will. This will be a project that will go into many areas I have never discussed."
But Enough About Me is scheduled for release by publishers at G.P. Putnam's Sons next year (15).