R&B star Keyshia Cole has called off her reconciliation with estranged husband Daniel Gibson and blasted her ex after he was allegedly caught texting another woman in her presence. The You've Changed singer separated from the former basketball player a year ago, but they appeared to be working on a reunion after attending a Los Angeles party for the premiere of Cole's new U.S. reality show, All In, together on 23 February (15).
However, Cole appears to have cut ties with the father of her young son Daniel, Jr. once again amid claims he wasn't taking the relationship seriously.
The star took to her Instagram.com blog on Sunday (01Mar15) to share a screen shot of Gibson's multiple texts, in which he pleads for his wife to give him "a small chance" and urges her to "at least tell me we can be cool".
In the photo caption, Cole slammed her ex, explaining he did her wrong by making moves on a girl in his new music video as he attempts to reinvent himself as a rapper.
She wrote, "I guess the starting over as 'Friends' thing doesn't work. how could u invite me to a video shoot but, your (sic) trying to mess with the 'Love interest' while your 'Wife' IsThere (sic)!"
In a series of accompanying hashtags, she then blasted him for convincing her he wanted to "save" his family, adding, "#WhenUSayUWannaSaveUrFam #ButUReallyDont #WhatWouldUHaveDone? #Bogus".
Cole also posted a photo of their son and captioned it, "@Daniel_Gibsonjr is all that matters", before sharing a few good words about his dad.
She continued, "Everything is not for everybody. Gib is a Great father. I'm just ready to put this all behind me/Begin my healing process for once Nd (and) for all."
Cole and Gibson wed in 2011.
The mother of the 26 year old hoping to become Charles Manson's wife has blasted tabloid reports suggesting her husband is planning to put the 80-year-old convicted killer's body on display when he dies. Some suggested this is the only reason Afton Burton wants to wed Manson, but her mum Melissa insists the story is nothing but "tabloid crap".
Afton and Manson are still planning to marry, even though the deadline on their first marriage licence has expired and they must file again, and Melissa Burton insists her daughter really loves one of the most hated men in America.
She tells Rolling Stone, "There is nothing in (the story) that is true. This is tabloid crap. It's totally false and totally ridiculous. It's bad enough that all this is being publicised, but to have something so outrageously stupid as that is pretty upsetting."
She claims the author of the New York Daily News article about Afton's plans to wed Manson and then profit from a macabre public viewing of his corpse previously attempted to contact her daughter and Manson under false pretences after receiving a letter from one of Manson's alleged pals, Heidi Ley, claiming she had overheard Burton talking about her plans.
Melissa Burton adds, "Heidi (Ley) was acting as if she was visiting another inmate and Afton helped her try and get visitation with this person. She wasn't there for what she was saying she was there for. She was there to speak with Afton and Manson. She claims she met with Charlie and she never did. He had never seen her. She's just a liar; she's one of those trash, tabloid (people)."
Reporter Daniel Simone is standing by his story, stating, "My response to her (Melissa) would be, 'Why else would a normal, young woman - somewhat attractive - want to marry an 80-year-old convict, who is allegedly the most dangerous mass murderer in the world?'"
The Young And The Restless star Beau Kazer has died, aged 63. The soap opera veteran passed away last week (30Dec14) in Thousand Oaks, California, but the cause of his death has yet to be revealed.
Kazer originated the role of Brock Reynolds on the long-running programme in 1974, but left the show in 1980. He reprised the role in the daytime drama in 1984 and was a regular until 2013.
Throughout his career, he also made cameos on General Hospital, Hart to Hart and B.J. and the Bear.
After hearing the news of his passing, The Young and the Restless actor Daniel Goddard paid tribute to his former co-star on Facebook.com, writing, "RIP Beau Kazer. I remember the first time I heard your voice and thought wow! This guy should have been in radio! Then I watched u (sic) act and was blown away with how natural and honest your performances always were. God Bless."
As obsessive readers and fans of dismissing quality movies as inferior to their literary counterparts, it's important for us to know which books will head to the big screen ahead of time. How else will we know how Wild Reese will be, or what is going to happen to Peeta? Be reasonable. We've decided to use our research for the good of society and share the adaptations coming soon that we are most excited for.
1. The Spook's Apprentice - Joseph Delaney (Seventh Son)
Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) is the seventh son of the seventh son, which gives him the ability to see things that others cannot: ghosts, ghasts, boggarts, and the like. He becomes an apprentice to John Gregory, the Spook (Jeff Bridges). Julianne Moore is set to play Mother Malkin, one of the most sinister witches who uses blood magic, luring young runaway women into care before sucking their blood to maintain her youth, who was then imprisoned by the Spook. Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou also star.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, in case you somehow didn't know, are stepping into the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey for the adaptation of the incredibly successful erotic novel. Steele, a literature student, interviews Grey as a favor to her roommate, but quickly becomes entranced by this brilliant and handsome man who is unable to resist her. He admits his desire, but on his own terms; this is a man with a need to control everything. This is also probably going to be the movie with a bunch of heavy-breathing sweaty middle-aged women trying to control themselves in the theater. You've been warned.
3. In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick
The last time Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth teamed up, they brought us one of the best films of 2013, Rush. Now, they're at it again (along with Cillian Murphy and Benjamin Walker) with this story of a whaleship attacked by one angry whale, leaving the crew shipwrecked and stranded for 90 days, thousands of miles from land. The true story inspired a little book by Herman Melville (played in the movie by our favorite, Ben Whishaw) entitled Moby-Dick.
4. The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith (Carol)
W. W. Norton & Company
Patricia Highsmith, author of successful novels-turned-movies like Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley (we're choosing to ignore the recent The Two Faces of January here), wrote The Price of Salt, which will be released as 'Carol.' The novel itself, controversial for its lesbian content and unprecedented gay happy ending, is said to have inspired Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson, with Far From Heaven and I'm Not There director Todd Haynes helming.
5. Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
Shaye Areheart Books
Gone Girl author brings us yet another chilling thriller. A young girl is the sole survivor of a massacre that leaves both of her sisters and her mother dead in an apparent Satanic cult ritual. She testifies against her brother, but 25 years later, she begins to investigate the actual events. Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, and Christina Hendricks star.
6. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants director Ken Kwapis is set to direct Bryson's memoir, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. The hilarious book describes Bryson's attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz. Emma Thompson and Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman will also star.
7. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
As conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows, a war looms for Divergent's post-apocalyptic Chicago. In this sequel, we're still following Shailene Woodley and Theo James' Tris and Four as they try to understand the reasons for Erudite's insurrection and obtain information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller return in their supporting roles, and are joined by some all-star names: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Suki Waterhouse.
8. Serena - Ron Rash
The dynamic duo of mega-nominated movies Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are back at it! Bradley Cooper plays a man trying to maintain his timber empire during the Depression, while Jennifer Lawrence plays his wife who discovers she can't have children. For some reason, we're a little terrified of JLaw in this movie from the trailer.
9. Silence - Shusako Endo
Taplinger Publishing Company
This 1966 novel about a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan where he endures persecution is set to be adapted by Martin Scorsese. It will also have an all star cast of Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, and Adam Driver.
10. The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
The producers of The Fault in Our Stars, the author of The Notebook, and the hottest Hollywood son around, this movie already has us in love with it. Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson play two lovers and there's a rodeo or something; we don't really know, we were just thinking about how much this movie will make us cry. Time to read the book.
11. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Hunt director Thomas Vinterberg tackles Thomas Hardy's novel. Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman who has too many men in love with her and of course rejects them all until she falls for one. Three men, played by Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), and Tom Sturridge (On The Road), all after this woman: who will she end up with? We actually just read the plot description and had everything spoiled and somehow still gasped and cried at those three paragraphs. Why didn't we know about this book before?!
12. Paper Towns - John Green
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's next book to be adapted by the same team who adapted TFIOS (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber). Margo and her adventures are legendary at her high school, and Quentin ("Q") has always loved her for it. Margo climbs through his window and demands he take an all night road trip of revenge, but when she goes missing the next day, Q realizes she's left clues for him and promptly hits the road again in search of her. Cara Delevingne will play Margo and TFIOS' Nat Wolff will play Q.
13. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge - Michael Punke
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Academy Award-nominated Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, 21 Grams, Biutiful) is set to direct Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in this adaptation. Partially based on the life of fur trapper Hugh Glass. Leo will play Glass, who is mauled by a bear, then later robbed and left for dead by his companions. He survives and sets out for revenge against those same men.
14. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
Faber and Faber
A one-hundred-year-old woman, Roseanne McNulty, in a mental hospital for about 50 years decides to retrace her history. As the hospital faces demolition and he must choose which of his patients should be transferred and which should rejoin the community, Dr. Grene also tries to discover her history. What they find is very different, though there are some consistencies. Vanessa Redgrave and Rooney Mara will play Roseanne McNulty, Eric Bana will play Grene, with Theo James also starring.
15. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
An oft-adapted novel, Mary Shelley's classic is to be turned into yet another film, this time directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push). The updated version, titled Victor Frankenstein, will be told from the perspective of the doctor's assistant, Igor. The film will explain how the doctor became the man who created the legendary monster. Daniel Radcliffe will play Igor and James McAvoy will play Victor Frankenstein.
16. The Martian - Andy Weir
Crown Publishing Group
Described as Cast Away meets Apollo 13, the novel follows an astronaut stranded on Mars, fighting to survive (which also sounds mildly like Gravity to us, no?). Ridley Scott is set to direct a pretty stellar (no pun intended) cast here: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Donald Glover, Kate Mara, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This sounds like a great movie already, but we'll have to wait until November to see it.
17. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Walt Disney Pictures is working on this live-action/CGI mash-up of the classic book, directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef), with a mind-bogglingly incredible cast. Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito will provide voices, while newcomer Neel Sethi will play Mowgli.
2015 is going to be a big year for movies, and we're super excited. There are dozens of films that we can't wait to see: long-awaited sequels, novel adaptations, oh and a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These are some of the blockbusters that are heading to a theater near you in 2015.
1. 50 Shades of Grey (February 13)
The sexy novel comes to the big screen just in time for Valentine's Day.
2. Cinderella (March 13)
3. The Divergent Series: Insurgent (March 20)
4. Furious 7 (April 3)
The last Fast and Furious movie to star the late Paul Walker.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
The superhero team assembles once again to take on a sentient robot threat.
6. Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
The Bellas are back for an aca-sequel!
7. Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15)
8. Tomorrowland (May 22)
9. Paper Towns (June 5)
The closest I've come to getting a picture of Ben. Love these guys. #PaperTowns http://t.co/QjLY96DqiJ pic.twitter.com/hBso48e2K9
— John Green (@johngreen) December 17, 2014
The second book by author John Green to be made into a film, after the success of last summer's The Fault in Our Stars.
10. Jurassic World (June 12)
11. Inside Out (June 19)
The newest Pixar film takes place in the mind of a young girl.
12. Terminator Genisys (July 1)
13. Magic Mike XXL (July 1)
We're so happy that we're getting more of this.
14. Ant-Man (July 17)
15. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (September 18)
16. Spectre (November 6)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) returns to kick some more ass.
17. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (November 20)
18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18)
19. Sisters (December 18)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler starring in a movie together makes it an automatic must-see.
20. The Hateful Eight (December 25)
H8ful Eight rehearsal! This shit is too much fun! Gonna be a BLAST!! http://t.co/VuRFpbABFs
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 23, 2014
The latest film from Quentin Tarantino. Expect a lot of violence.
It looks like we'll be spending a lot of time at the movies next year.
This year, we saw a certifiable return of thick, luscious brows. The days of perfectly plucked, thin eyebrows are behind us, and in its place we have bold, natural ones that call to mind the image of the face of the 1980s, Brooke Shields, and the woman all girls adore, Audrey Hepburn. We've rounded up the five ladies of 2014 who nailed the look.
Cara may just have the greatest eyebrows ever grown by any human, ever. She's the reigning queen of eyebrows, the modern day Brooke Shields.
The newly pregnant Golden Globe nominee has impressed us for years with her beauty, her acting, and her impeccable style. Her eyebrows were never out, but they have truly never been more in.
T-Swift is normally known for her thinner, perfectly-arched brows, but in 2014, she shook things up (while "Shaking It Off") when she appeared on the cover of Wonderland. The "Blank Space" singer's dramatic makeover for the magazine only helped to cement this as the year that thick brows returned.
The Harry Potter alum and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador has way more going for her than just impeccably-groomed brows, but that doesn't mean we can't obsess over how flawless they are, right? We've yet to discover something about this young lady that we don't love, and her eyebrows are no exception.
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
The Jenners may not be able to read, but there's a reason young Kendall is taking the fashion world by storm (with sister Kylie in tow): eyebrows. The youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are making names for themselves as eyebrow inspirations for a new generation. We're super okay with that because their brows are A++.
Jennifer Lawrence is suffering from anxiety issues which cause recurring nightmares.
The Hunger Games star reveals simple triggers, like grocery shopping, can make her feel on edge and exacerbate her problems, while she also has terrifying dreams about being out in public.
She tells Britain's The Daily Telegraph, "A lot of anxiety comes from something as simple as me going to the grocery store because I don't know what could happen. I have nightmares all the times that I'm walking through a shopping mall and suddenly people start surrounding me going to the grocery store because I don't know what could happen. I have nightmares all the time that I'm walking through a shopping mall and suddenly people start surrounding me and there's nowhere to go... I have to live with it. I do my best."
Lawrence reveals encounters with fans also make her feel anxious.
She adds, "When I meet young fans, I understand them because I was like that too, but it's the real life run-ins with people who sometimes don't really know how to act that make me feel weird and I don't like it. When the elevator doors open and everybody gasps, it's an alienating feeling. I'm figuring it out. Or trying to."
British actor David Watson has died, aged 74. He passed away on 5 October (14) after a suffering a heart attack during a trip to New York.
Watson began his career as a choirboy at London's iconic Westminster Abbey and sang at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.
He later toured nightclubs and cabarets as a singer before embarking on a stage career.
Watson broke into U.S. TV in western series Rawhide alongside Clint Eastwood in 1965, while he also appeared in teen soap Never Too Young and period adventure show Daniel Boone.
He is best known for playing chimpanzee archaeologist Cornelius in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the second film in the original franchise. Cornelius was originally played by Roddy McDowall, but the actor was unavailable to shoot the sequel so Watson replaced him in the 1970 film. McDowall returned for the rest of the series.
Hollywood executives attempted to sell the young stars of the Harry Potter franchise on the idea of remaking the Wizard Of Oz.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were wrapping up the film series when one foolish studio boss suggested the trio should work together again.
Radcliffe recalls, "Their terrible idea was to get us to remake the Wizard of Oz with me as the Cowardly - but because it's updated, karate-kicking - Lion... and Emma was obviously gonna be Dorothy and Rupert would have been Scarecrow or Tin Man. "They hadn't really thought it through... That was an early lesson in, I guess, how lazy people can be: 'Stick 'em all together with another title people vaguely know'."
Daniel Radcliffe arrived early for his appearance on U.S. chat show Conan on Thursday (06Nov14), so he could check out the Harry Potter museum on the Warner Bros. lot.
The young Brit had never found the time to visit any of the Potter museums around the world and he was thrilled when he realized he'd be able to tour the collection in Burbank, California without any embarrassing encounters with fans.
Radcliffe says, "Harry Potter museums are a strange place for me to visit... so it was great. It was completely empty. "There was my costume from the second film and as soon as I saw it I remembered thinking, 'That was the time we started using rubberized blood for continuity, so it stayed the same all the time'. I was like, 'I wonder if it's still there?' and I touched it and it was still there and it was a cool moment of being taken back 12 years."