Actress Riley Keough has opened up about her low-key wedding to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen, revealing Dakota Johnson served as one of her bridesmaids and her pet dog had to be cut from the ceremony due to bad behaviour. Elvis Presley's granddaughter wed Smith-Petersen in front of a small group of family and close friends in Napa, California earlier this month (Feb15) and she has now shared photos from her wedding album with readers of Hello! magazine.
Snaps feature the bride in a long-sleeved lace ivory dress designed by Delphine Manivet, posing with her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, and grandmother, Priscilla Presley, who both wore black outfits.
In the accompanying interview, Keough says of her gown, "I wanted the dress to be simple and long sleeve and made of lace. Delphine made exactly what I wanted. I'm not very flashy, I wanted it to be very simple."
Gushing about her big day, she states, "It was the most beautiful, amazing, fun day and night. It was every single person I love in one place. I didn't want it to end", while her new husband adds, "I'd say it was the best day of my life. I don't want to be cliche, but it was. I wouldn't change anything."
However, the couple did have to make a last-minute change to the nuptials after her French bulldog, Grubs, misbehaved.
Keough, 25, tells the publication, "(He) ended up misbehaving during the wedding rehearsal so we had to tell him he couldn't be the ring dog any more, sadly. He was very naughty."
Fifty Shades of Grey star Johnson was included in her bridal party, while her brother, Ben Keough, was one of the groomsmen and their six-year-old half-sisters, Finley and Harper, were flower girls. The twins are Lisa Marie's children with her fourth husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood. Riley and Ben are her two older children from her first marriage to another musician, Danny Keough.
Actress Riley Keough and her new husband Ben Smith-Petersen made their red carpet debut as a married couple on Thursday (05Feb15) when they attended the Louis Vuitton's Series 2 Exhibition event in Los Angeles. Elvis Presley's granddaughter exchanged vows with her stuntman partner in Napa, California on Wednesday (04Feb15) in front of celebrity guests including Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and Zoe Kravitz.
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough reportedly exchanged vows with her stuntman partner Ben Smith-Petersen on Wednesday (04Feb15). Lisa Marie Presley's actress daughter married Smith-Petersen in a ceremony in Napa, California.
US Weekly magazine reports they were joined by celebrity guests including Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and Zoe Kravitz.
Smith-Petersen confirmed the couple's engagement in August last year (14) by posting an image on Facebook.com of Keough's ring with the caption, "So that happened."
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough celebrated her bachelorette party over the weekend (15-16Nov14) with actress pal Kristen Stewart. The Twilight star, who met the 25 year old while filming The Runaways in 2010, and four others gathered at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California for the festivities.
Keough became engaged to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in August (14).
This will be the first marriage for the model-turned-actress.
Former Doctor Who Matt Smith has signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Smith has joined a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. The actor will play a suitor for the film's heroine Liz Bennett, portrayed by James. The film and Smith's book are both based on Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice.
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is engaged to marry movie stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen. The groom-to-be shared the news with fans via his Facebook.com page on Thursday (14Aug14), when he uploaded a photo of the couple, with actress Keough showing off her ring.
In the accompanying caption, he wrote, "So that happened".
Keough met her beau while working on Mad Max: Fury Road in 2012, and a source tells UsMagazine.com, "They're very serious. They're perfect for each other. Great people."
The 25 year old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband Danny Keough was previously engaged to wed her Magic Mike co-star Alex Pettyfer in early 2012.
Recent reports suggested she was back in the arms of ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera after her split from the actor.
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The next Pixar movie might not be released in theaters for another year, but it sounds like it's going to be a good one. The studio released the plot summary for its upcoming feature, Inside Out, which will journey into their most dangerous location yet: the human mind.
According to Pixar's website, Inside Out centers on 11-year-old Riley, who "is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.”
From the looks of it, Pixar has managed to perfectly match each emotion to an actor who truly exemplifies it. There's nobody in showbusiness angrier than Black, nobody more up-beat and bubbly than Poehler, and definitely nobody better at turning disgust into hilarity than Kaling. But they're not the only celebrities who are the human embodiment of a particular emotion; Hollywood is full of them. We've rounded up a bunch of our favorites, in case Pixar is looking to expand the cast for the inevitable sequel.
Aziz Ansari – ExcitementTry and think of a time that Aziz Ansari wasn't completely enthused about something. You can't, can you?
Michael Cera – AnxietyPart of the reason why Michael Cera is so good at playing awkward, nervous characters is that he's never once seemed relaxed in any situation he's ever been in.
Aubrey Plaza – BoredomWhether she's playing April Ludgate or just being herself, one thing's always certain: Aubrey Plaza could not be less interested in anything going on around her.
Kanye West – ConfidenceNobody in the world loves Kanye West more than Kanye himself. We should all aspire to believe in ourselves that much.
Charlie Day – ManiaNeed someone to shriek about spaceships or eat some cat food? Charlie Day's your guy, from his mile-a-minute speech patterns to the wild look in his eyes to his inherent unpredictability.
Morgan Freeman – CalmSpa days, crashing waves, smooth jazz... all of these things are somehow less serene than Morgan Freeman. He's a human lullaby.
Larry David – ExasperationIf anyone can find a reason to be annoyed in any given situation, it's Larry David. He's made a living educating audiences unto many grievances that would never have otherwise occured to us.
Jimmy Fallon – PassionSome people give 100 percent to their projects. Jimmy Fallon gives 100 percent to other people's projects, and still has enough enthusiasm left over to do his own show.
Taylor Swift – LoveYou might think you've been in love, but Taylor Swift has four albums worth of songs that would beg to differ. She's turned puppy love into an art form.
Ken Watanabe – AweAnyone can stand by and watch Godzilla trample a city, but it takes true talent to steal the film out from under him with a single, wide-eyed look. Ken Watanabe has that kind of talent.
After casting the main players of the new Fantastic Four movie, director Josh Trank is now eyeing his lead villain. The field of potential actors for the film's central nogoodnik Doctor Doom has been narrowed down to four: Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Kebbell, Eddie Redmayne, and Sam Riley.
Victor Von Doom, who has the second most absurdly evil name in the marvel universe (the top honor goes to Baron Wolfgang von Strucker), is the leader of Latveria, a fictional nation nestled in the edge of the former Soviet bloc. Doom is a gifted sorcerer and scientist who uses his knowledge and power to overthrow the monarchy of Latveria. Doctor Doom has always been an imposing force in the Marvel Universe, so it's important that the right actor is chosen for the part. So which one of these actors would make the best Doctor Doom?
Notable Films: Harry Potter, About Time, Anna Karenina Genre Experience: Gleeson is well acquainted with genre films, playing Bill Weasley in the later chapters of the Harry Potter series and a role in the film Dredd. Potential for Villainy: We're not sure. Gleeson is a bit of a peculiar choice since he plays some pretty diminutive characters, and Doctor Doom is one of the most fearsome villains in the Marvel Universe. The actor does have an aura of mystery about him, but he certainly doesn't scream Victor Von Doom. Though Bill Weasley was a bit moody after getting slashed by a werewolf, so there's that.
Notable Films: Control, Alexander Genre Experience: Kebbell has the most genre experience under his belt of the four candidates, with roles in Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Wrath of the Titans, and Alexander. Potential for Villainy: Kebbell is an interesting case. The actor played a violently unhinged and unstable character in RocknRolla, though he came off as more strung out and unpredictable than calculating and evil. He does have a ton of intensity in his roles, however, which is something that Doctor Doom needs.
Notable Films: Les Miserables, My Week with MarilynGenre Experience: Redmayne's genre experience is pretty scant up until now, but he does have a big sci-fi adventure on the horizon with The Wachowskis' upcoming Jupiter Ascending. Potential for Villainy: Not terribly high, as Redmayne just doesn't look especially imposing. The Fantastic Four reboot is clearly casting younger than most people expected, but casting Redmayne as Doctor Doom might be a leap too far. He does play a pretty despicable character in Hitch, but most probably wouldn't buy him as the fascist leader of an entire country.
Notable Films: Control, On the RoadGenre Experience: Riley has been a part of several genre films, including Byzantium, Franklyn, and 13. He will also play a major role in the upcoming Disney fantasy Maleficent.Potential for Villainy: Pretty high. Riley gave a dark performance in the film Brighton Rock, and was recently cast as Diaval, Angelina Jolie's right hand man and raven in Maleficent, so it's clear that studios are getting some pretty nefarious vibes from Riley. He does give a good icy glare, a necessary staple of any world conquering super villain.
No matter where in the world you come from, nobody can resist a good love story. That's the premise behind Shirin in Love, the upcoming romantic comedy written and directed by Ramin Niami, which shows that love can overcome any obstacle, even if that obstacle is an obnoxious fiancé. The film follows Shirin (Nazanin Boniadi), an Iranian-American writer who lives in Los Angeles with her family. Despite her several-years-long engagement to a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself drawn to William (Riley Smith), a loner who lives in a lighthouse in Northern California. As the two grow closer and both of their secrets start to unravel, Shirin must face not only the difference between their cultures, but also finally discover who she truly is and what she wants out of life.
And based on our exclusive clip, it appears that what Shirin really wants is to be closer to William, both emotionally and phsyically, and the chemistry that the two share is clear from the way he reveals a little bit about his relationship to his father. Even though much of the film deals with Shirin being torn between the two worlds of her family and her desires, it seems clear from the clip that these two understand each other on some level, even if they have very little in common. After all, that's what at the heart of every good rom-com, no matter where it's set.
Shirin in Love will hit theaters in select cities on March 14.
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When we last left our heroes, they had conquered all opponents in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, returned home to their newly refurbished living quarters in District 12, and fallen haplessly to the cannibalism of PTSD. And now we're back! Hitching our wagons once again to laconic Katniss Everdeen and her sweet-natured, just-for-the-camera boyfriend Peeta Mellark as they gear up for a second go at the Capitol's killing fields.
But hold your horses — there's a good hour and a half before we step back into the arena. However, the time spent with Katniss and Peeta before the announcement that they'll be competing again for the ceremonial Quarter Quell does not drag. In fact, it's got some of the film franchise's most interesting commentary about celebrity, reality television, and the media so far, well outweighing the merit of The Hunger Games' satire on the subject matter by having Katniss struggle with her responsibilities as Panem's idol. Does she abide by the command of status quo, delighting in the public's applause for her and keeping them complacently saturated with her smiles and curtsies? Or does Katniss hold three fingers high in opposition to the machine into which she has been thrown? It's a quarrel that the real Jennifer Lawrence would handle with a castigation of the media and a joke about sandwiches, or something... but her stakes are, admittedly, much lower. Harvey Weinstein isn't threatening to kill her secret boyfriend.
Through this chapter, Katniss also grapples with a more personal warfare: her devotion to Gale (despite her inability to commit to the idea of love) and her family, her complicated, moralistic affection for Peeta, her remorse over losing Rue, and her agonizing desire to flee the eye of the public and the Capitol. Oftentimes, Katniss' depression and guilty conscience transcends the bounds of sappy. Her soap opera scenes with a soot-covered Gale really push the limits, saved if only by the undeniable grace and charisma of star Lawrence at every step along the way of this film. So it's sappy, but never too sappy.
In fact, Catching Fire is a masterpiece of pushing limits as far as they'll extend before the point of diminishing returns. Director Francis Lawrence maintains an ambiance that lends to emotional investment but never imposes too much realism as to drip into territories of grit. All of Catching Fire lives in a dreamlike state, a stark contrast to Hunger Games' guttural, grimacing quality that robbed it of the life force Suzanne Collins pumped into her first novel.
Once we get to the thunderdome, our engines are effectively revved for the "fun part." Katniss, Peeta, and their array of allies and enemies traverse a nightmare course that seems perfectly suited for a videogame spin-off. At this point, we've spent just enough time with the secondary characters to grow a bit fond of them — deliberately obnoxious Finnick, jarringly provocative Johanna, offbeat geeks Beedee and Wiress — but not quite enough to dissolve the mystery surrounding any of them or their true intentions (which become more and more enigmatic as the film progresses). We only need adhere to Katniss and Peeta once tossed in the pit of doom that is the 75th Hunger Games arena, but finding real characters in the other tributes makes for a far more fun round of extreme manhunt.
But Catching Fire doesn't vie for anything particularly grand. It entertains and engages, having fun with and anchoring weight to its characters and circumstances, but stays within the expected confines of what a Hunger Games movie can be. It's a good one, but without shooting for succinctly interesting or surprising work with Katniss and her relationships or taking a stab at anything but the obvious in terms of sending up the militant tyrannical autocracy, it never even closes in on the possibility of being a great one.
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