Gone Girl actress Casey Wilson's new husband made her feel like "a horrible person" in the weeks before their wedding after deciding they should ask friends and family members to give to charity in lieu of gifts. Writer David Caspe, who is also the creator of Wilson's new U.S. TV show Marry Me, wanted to use the couple's big day earlier this year (14) to raise funds for his favourite cause, and she felt she had to go along with his plans even though she was keen to get presents.
The actress explains, "He likes to be a good person and for our wedding he wouldn't let me register because he wanted to give to charity... A couple of times I was like, 'So are you sure? Have we maxed out on the charity...?' And he was like, 'No, people are still hungry, we're still giving to charity'."
After telling comedian Ellen DeGeneres all about her charity wedding during a recent appearance on her daytime talk show, the host surprised her with a brand new collection of kitchenware.
Shia Labeouf found God on the set of new war movie Fury and credits co-star Brad Pitt and director David Ayer with helping him achieve a new level of spirituality.
The actor is trying to get his life back on track following a series of bizarre incidents and alcohol-fuelled bar fights and legal issues, and he insists his new-found love of religion will help him get past his troubles. In a new Interview magazine expose, the Transformers star calls himself a "Christian man", insisting he's serious about being a man of God.
He says, "Not in a f**king bulls**t way, in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can't identify (it) unless you're really going through it. It's a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control. And while there's beauty to that, acting is all about control. So that was a wild thing to navigate. "I had good people around me (on the set) who helped me. Brad was really instrumental in guiding my head through this. Brad comes from a hyper-religious, very deeply Christian, Bible Belt life, and he rejected it and moved toward an unnamed spirituality. He looked at religion like the people's opium, almost like a Marxist view on religion. "Whereas David is a full subscriber to Christianity. But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot, and I really looked up to both men. It was nice to have conversations with Brad about the family he came from and what he was using to get through the day."
She commanded attention as a strong female voice in Obvious Child and she warmed our hearts as the voice of the cutest little shell we've ever seen (her third Marcel the Shell with Shoes On video was just released), but on Twitter Jenny Slate is quite simply the voice that’s in our heads.
Chances are if you’ve thought it, she’s tweeted it. Where normal folks might filter their scattered musings on social media, Jenny lets it all out in hilarious 140-character truth bombs. Here are 20 of her scarily relatable thoughts that will make you want to claim her as your new wacky best friend, ASAP:
1. She's brutally honest about the trials of packing a suitcase.
I have a really good way to pack my suitcase which is to be crazy, pack mostly party dresses, get super bored, then throw in dirty t-shirts.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 15, 2014
2. She gets real about her yoga needs. (And the typical Brooklyn yoga crowd).
What is a nice place for Yoga in Williamsburg? I want to put my butt in the air w a lot of beautiful strangers who do internet for a living
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 17, 2014
3. She has some warranted confusion RE: Comic Con.
ComicCon is just a fest 4 nothing&everything at once? Like, it has tv, cars,vid games, movies&geeks but also SO DOES THE WORLD SO WHAT IS IT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
4. She's also completely baffled by fantasy football.
What is fantasy football WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT THE F IS IT WHHHHAAAAAT IS ITTTTT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
5. She's not shy about sharing her weekend plans.
Doin that classic "Sitting on the toilet in my nightgown, making tiny poops, reading a novel on a Sunday morn" thing that makes me ME, BRO!
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 12, 2014
6. She acknowledges a deep and abiding attachment to her phone. (How else are you going to tweet and Instagram and do all of the things?)
I wish I had a fairy godmother to whip my phone out of my hands and yell "Disengage! Put on pants!"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 29, 2014
7. And she perfectly expresses (IN ALL CAPS) the sheer panic of losing said phone. The struggle is real.
I LOST MY PHONE & CAN CONFIRM THAT I AM 100% NOT OK WITH IT AND FEEL THAT I HAVE LOST MY SPINE OR FACE OR SOMETHING ESSENTIAL LIKE THAT
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 21, 2014
8. She understands the fundamental problem with text messages.
Shout out to text messages and how they make every argument just like 100% nuclear.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 27, 2014
9. She’s not afraid to recount an embarrassing story.
Ive reached pinnacle of shame: Just asked my dad"When will i be the person i know that i am"&ripped a giant fart by mistake THIS IS ALL I AM
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 14, 2014
10. She makes a pretty sound assessment of a typical airport experience.
I'm in a onesie in the airport and I have very little idea of what is going on, and yet I'm NOT a baby.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 19, 2014
11. She’s not ashamed to admit she’s not perfect.
You know what would look great w the weird skin problems I have? Jet lag, constipation & just a bunch of weird other ppls issues.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 3, 2014
12. She ponders the questions on everyone’s mind.
Did Michael Jackson know how to drive a car
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 17, 2014
13. She’s a sucker for the emotional powers of a Ryan Gosling romance flick.
Ppl must think there's a super weepy lil pig in my hotel room bc Im snorting&crying w such a ferocity bc of The Notebook. IM A PIG FOR LOVE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 18, 2014
14. She’s no doubt a cool aunt, but she’s also ok with not having kids. (And to be fair, a DHL van does kind of look like a school bus).
Waiting to pick niece up from school bus, thought a DHL van was the bus I AM CLEARLY CHILDLESS ITS FINE
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 12, 2014
15. She gets easily distracted while eating chips.
Just said HUH?!? Really loudly bc I was eating chips& they were loud in my head&thought somebody said something but nobody was talking to me
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 7, 2014
16. She’s not on board with certain technological advancements.
Congrats, dorks! U made yet another computer watch thingy that I don't even care about *FARRRRRT NOISE* AND YES THIS IS LITERALLY HOW I FEEL
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 10, 2014
17. She has bizarre stress dreams involving other celebrities.
Well, after repeated dreams that I missed my plane bc I was trying on rompers for Matt Damon&he wasn't even paying attention, I'm up early.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 26, 2014
18. She understands the addictive qualities of reality TV.
I've just discovered a show called Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and it is BLOWING MY MINNNNND
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 27, 2014
19. She asks loaded questions.
Am I becoming weird and when will I know if I am
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 6, 2014
20. She realizes her mind is an intense place. If her brain is a volcano, her tweets must be the lava. We’re just thankful we get to witness the eruption!
I'd love to describe what it's like in my head but how do you speak "volcano"
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) July 30, 2014
So maybe we can’t be Jenny’s BFF in real life, but we can at least pretend we're besties on Twitter.
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Animals rights activists are encouraging soccer icon David Beckham to quit eating meat after he hosted a banquet serving grouse and a pig's head. The retired sports star launched his first ever alcohol brand, Haig Club whiskey, in Edinburgh, Scotland earlier this month (Oct14) at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The feast included exotic meat dishes, but officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged him to follow the lead of his former soccer teammate Phil Neville, who recently turned vegetarian.
A spokesman for PETA tells WENN, "Becks, a good father and family man, would surely have thought twice about the menu for his whiskey launch if he had known what wonderful and loving parents pigs are when their beloved youngsters aren't stolen away from them for someone's dinner plate.
"We urge David, an ambassador for wildlife-protection societies, to extend his compassion and respect for life and parenthood to all species. Perhaps PETA's video which features his good friend and former teammate Phil Neville explaining how he has never felt better since going vegetarian might encourage him to give a humane plant-based diet a go."
U.S. President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and members of One Direction were among the stars who paid tribute to Simon Cowell as he picked up a prestigious award at a TV conference in France this week (beg13Oct14). The X Factor mogul accepted the Personality of the Year prize at the MIPCOM entertainment convention, an annual four-day industry event in Cannes, on Tuesday (14Oct14) for changing the face of the TV and music industries.
During his speech, Cowell fought back tears as he paid tribute to his son Eric, and his late father, telling the audience, "This whole year, starting with Eric, has just been glorious. He changed my whole life for the better... I just wish my dad was here."
A tribute video was played with a number of high-profile well-wishers delivering messages of praise to the star.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said in the video, "Simon, you may be known as TV's bad guy but for many decades you've been doing good; boosting Britain's creative industries, our economy and the world of film, music and TV. What you may not have in tact, you certainly have in talent," while TV legend Winfrey added, "He is a master because he has turned honesty into an art form."
Others featured in the video include U.S. President Obama, members of One Direction, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, movie boss Harvey Weinstein, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, filmmaker Richard Curtis and supermodel Heidi Klum.
During his keynote speech at the conference on Monday (13Oct14), Cowell revealed he is determined to bring The X Factor back to American TV, branding the U.S. show's cancellation earlier in the year (14) a "mistake".
David Beckham has signed up as the face of a new campaign highlighting the danger of the Ebola outbreak in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly disease. The retired soccer star, who is an ambassador for the the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is to appear in a video which will be screened in West Africa describing ways to stop the transmission of the virus.
Isha Johansen, President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, who is involved in the drive, tells Britain's The Sun on Sunday newspaper, "To have David Beckham involved in this campaign is massive for us and we are so grateful to him... His sympathetic message will be broadcast across the country and the whole of West Africa, and it will raise the importance of how to fight this disease by simple things like good cleanliness."
The Ebola outbreak has wreaked havoc in countries including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and resulted in more than 4,000 deaths.
Beckham visited Sierra Leone in 2008 for a charity trip.
Kelly Brook's ex-fiance has accused the model and actress of leaking nude photos of him online. Reality TV star David McIntosh who split from pin-up Brook last month (Sep14) amid reports he had been unfaithful, took to Twitter.com on Friday (10Oct14) to attack his ex days after revealing shots of himself appeared on the Internet.
The angry former Celebrity Big Brother contestant wrote, "these naked pictures of moi (me) hmmmmm confused how they have been leaked. Sneaky on another level!!!!!
"@IAMKELLYBROOK silly me for sending pictures to someone I thought I could trust but then would leak them #byaccident"
Brook fired back tweeting, "Your ego is beyond. David all my US iCloud pics are online not just of you. Be a grown up."
She promptly deleted the tweet but not before her ex saw it. He responded, "@IAMKELLYBROOK yes very grown up tweeting 'ur knobs online' how about use email thanks (sic)."
Brook herself has been a victim of the ongoing wave of nude celebrity leaks - naked pictures of herself appeared online last month (Sep14) alongside candid shots of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Meagan Good, among others.
The Piranha 3D star recently addressed the leak, which is currently under investigation by the FBI, tweeting, "My Lawyer is currently dealing with 18 Women who have all had their iCloud hacked. It is a Sex Crime and a complete invasion of Privacy.
"We will find this person and they will be prosecuted. Not having it. Some very young innocent women have been targeted it's so wrong."
Cyber criminals have been releasing the explicit snaps in waves since late August (14), when private pictures of stars were stolen from cloud storage accounts and posted online.
A co-creator of classic British sitcom Dad's Army has sent a good luck message to producers behind a big-screen version of the show. Stars including Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss and Catherine Zeta-Jones have signed up to appear in a movie adaptation of the beloved comedy, which followed the exploits of a group of World War II Home Guard troops.
The planned film has met with scepticism from some critics, but co-writer Jimmy Perry is curious how the production will pan out after the decision to introduce females to the all-male cast.
Perry, who created the sitcom with David Croft, tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "We didn't really have any women in main parts in the original. But I wasn't consulted and I can't do anything about it as I sold the rights. I can only wish the film-makers the best of luck."
Rockers Pink Floyd have confirmed their new album The Endless River will be their last. Band members Nick Mason and David Gilmour spoke out to insist they will not release another record and admit it is a "shame" their career is over.
Gilmour tells BBC6 Music, "This is the last thing that will be out from us, definitely. I'm pretty certain that there will not be any sort of follow up to this. Polly, my wife, thought that would be a very good lyrical idea to go out on. A way of describing the symbiosis that we had. It's a shame but this is the end."
The Endless River is composed of tracks partly recorded with keyboardist Richard Wright prior to his death in 2008, and Gilmour still has some leftover pieces he plans to use on a solo album.
He adds, "I have a little bit of Rick playing on some sessions that I did for my solo stuff. I still have some tracks with Rick playing on them that will hopefully appear on my next solo album. So there will be a little bit of Rick to come but not on a Pink Floyd album."
The Endless River is due for release next month (Nov14).
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal performed a poetry reading at a charity event in New York on Wednesday (01Oct14) to raise money for members of the U.S. military. The Donnie Darko star performed You Will Be Destroyed in Your Own Way, written by veteran Derrick Brown, at the Words of War benefit, which raised funds for military healthcare organisation The Headstrong Project.
Good Night, And Good Luck star David Strathairn, ER actor Anthony Edwards and Mystic Pizza's Lili Taylor performed a scene from the Japanese play Fujito which details the grief of war.
Gyllenhaal, who read at the inaugural gala last year (13), told the audience it was an "honour and a privilege" to attend the event, where guests also included Girls star Adam Driver and U.S. talk show host Seth Meyers.
The dinner raised $400,000 (£250,000) for the charity, which helps fund treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).