Bee Gees star Barry Gibb wants to see inside a nuclear submarine before he dies, and when he does pass he hopes it's onstage and quick. He says, "A heart attack onstage would be ideal, right in the middle of Stayin' Alive."
Bee Gees star Barry Gibb regrets the breakdown of his relationship with his brothers and wishes he was closer to them when they died. In a candid new Rolling Stone interview, the singer reveals he and late siblings Andy, Robin and Maurice had too many bad times and not enough good times during the height of their fame.
He admits he wasn't on great terms with twins Maurice and Robin when they passed away in 2003 and 2012, respectively, and Andy's sudden death in 1988 was a shock for the whole family, who didn't have time to say goodbye.
The Stayin' Alive hitmaker tells the publication, "My only regret is that we weren't great pals at the end. There was always an argument in some form.
"Andy left to go to L.A. because he wanted to make it on his own. Maurice was gone in two days, and we weren't getting on very well. Robin and I functioned musically, but we never functioned in any other way.
"We were brothers, but we weren't really friends. There were too many bad times... A few more good times would have been wonderful."
"We never discussed the case. We would just sit around and write and get drunk. Michael liked wine. There were a few nights when he just went to sleep on the floor." Bee Gees star Barry Gibb reveals Michael Jackson lived with him in Miami, Florida just before his child molestation trial a decade ago.
"The beard pulls all your muscles down, so it's not pretty if you shave. Every time I see Brad Pitt with that beard, I think, 'Better cut it before it's too late'." Bee Gees star Barry Gibb looks odd without his signature facial hair.
Police in Canada have launched an investigation into sex abuse allegations made by Pamela Anderson during an appearance in Cannes, France last week (ends18May14). The Baywatch star stunned guests at the launch of The Pamela Anderson Foundation by detailing the horrific sexual assaults she suffered as a child and in her teens.
Anderson had previously revealed she was raped when she was 12 years old, but she went on to describe how she was also allegedly molested by a female babysitter at the age of six and gang-raped as a teen by a group of young men. Police in Anderson's hometown of Ladysmith in British Columbia have now confirmed they are investigating her claims and have requested a meeting with the star.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesperson Corporal Darren Lagan tells Canada's CBC News, "We are aware of the recent statements made by Ms. Anderson at an event in Cannes, France. Given the nature of the allegations, an investigator with the Ladysmith RCMP is in the process of reaching out to Ms. Anderson to discuss this matter with her directly."
Meanwhile, the actress' mother, Carol Anderson, has admitted she had no idea that her daughter had suffered such traumatic experiences. Speaking to Dailymail.co.uk, she says, "This whole thing is a complete shock. This is a terrible, dramatic thing to have happened to Pamela and if she went through that all by herself it is horrible. "I am kind of numb over it all, I sat there with my mouth open when I found out. My husband Barry and I always felt we were there all the time for the kids so it's just terrible to hear this now."
Carol reveals that Anderson emailed her after the speech, but she is yet to speak to her daughter in person about the claims.
The CW Network
After watching their fellow networks unveil dozens of new series, The CW did things a little differently this year: the network only picked up four new shows. Since the network had its best viewership in a long time this past year, with ratings for Supernatural through the roof and new shows like Reign and The 100 becoming big hits, there weren't very many gaps in the schedule that needed filling. Still, the Winchester brothers can only hunt demons for so long, and so The CW has a new show about people with mysterious powers attempting to stop the apocalypse waiting in the wings. Or, if you're looking for more costumed crime fighters, sassy detectives, or a replacement for the cheesy fun of The Carrie Diaries, they've got that covered too.
We've run down all of the CW's new shows for the 2014-2015 shows, along with everything you need to know about them before they start airing in the fall. And yes, like all CW shows, they promise to be slightly terrible, but ultimately very addicting.
Jane the Virgin What It Is: Sitcom.What It's About: A young, career-focused woman is accidentally artificially inseminated, resulting in her getting pregnant even though she’s a virgin. Who's In It: Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier, Andrea Navedo, and Ivonne Coll.What It Sounds Like: Secret Life of the American Teenager meets Ugly Betty, plus a sex-ed talk from the Coach in Mean Girls. How Good Will It Be: With a premise like that, it’s got to be terrible. We’re hoping it’s so terrible that it actually kind of good. How Long It Will Last: This seems like the obvious replacement for The Carrie Diaries, so it will most likely get around two seasons. Airs: Mondays at 9 pm.
The Flash What It Is: Drama.What It's About: After a freak accident involving a particle accelerator, Barry Allen wakes up with the power of super speed, and uses it to fight crime. Who's In It: Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Jesse L. Martin.What It Sounds Like: Arrow, only he wears red and runs really fast. How Good Will It Be: The CW scored a surprise hit with Arrow, so we have high hopes for this one, even though it too will probably take a while to find its voice. How Long It Will Last: If it gets anything less than five seasons, we’ll be shocked. Airs: Tuesdays at 8 pm.
iZombie What It Is: Drama What It's About: A medical examiner – who is also secretly a zombie – eats the brains of corpses to help solve their murders. Who's In It: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, and Nora Dunn. What It Sounds Like: Pushing Daisies meets The Walking Dead, sprinkled with Veronica Mars.How Good Will It Be: Rob Thomas is on board as executive producer, so iZombie will probably be just as funny and charming as his other shows. Although, if we're honest, the premise is kind of stupid. How Long It Will Last: Three seasons... and then maybe a Kickstarter movie.Airs: Midseason.
The Messengers What It Is: Drama.What It's About: After a mysterious object collides with the earth, five strangers discover they have new powers that they must use to prevent the Rapture. Who's In It: Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, Anna Diop, and Diogo Morgado.What It Sounds Like: Supernatural, with a dash of MisfitsHow Good Will It Be: The plot is a bit convoluted and heavy on the mythology and Biblical references, which will probably weigh down what would otherwise be an entertaining show about people with superpowers, which doesn't bode too well for The Messengers. How Long It Will Last: It will either be canceled after one season or it will run for nine years. Airs: Midseason.
Simon Pegg, Ricky Gervais and Barry Manilow have joined British Prime Minister David Cameron in mourning the death of a brave teenager who lost a battle with cancer after raising millions for charity. Brit Stephen Sutton, 19, brought in more than $5.1 million (£3.2 million) for the Teenage Cancer Trust by launching an online campaign after he was given a terminal diagnosis by doctors.
He died in his sleep in the early hours of Wednesday morning (14May14), and a number of high-profile stars offered their condolences following his passing.
Star Trek actor Pegg writes in a post on Twitter.com, "Very sorry to hear about the passing of Stephen Sutton. A brave young man who raised a lot of money for cancer research, despite everything," while funnyman Gervais adds, "RIP Stephen Sutton. A true hero & inspiration to us all."
Manilow calls him a "hero" and an "inspiring and beautiful soul", while British pop rockers Lawson, who donated the proceeds from one of their gigs to Sutton's fundraising effort, write, "So saddened to hear of (Sutton's) passing but so inspired by the difference he made. You can still donate."
British leader Cameron adds in a statement, "I'm deeply saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has died. His spirit, bravery and fundraising for cancer research were all an inspiration."
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Million Dollar Arm takes a lot for granted when it comes to its audience. It assumes that anyone paying to see this film must care about baseball. Odds are it's right — you've got to have some motivating factor beyond Jon Hamm's jawline. But it assumes you care enough that it doesn't matter how little its characters seem to. We see so few instances involving any carnal appreciation for the game throughout the bulk of the picture, least of all from cranky and materialistic sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm), that when the final act treats us to its coup de grâce tearjerkers we can't help but feel like we're being thrown one hell of a curveball.
But that isn't the worst of the film's assumptions. As a last ditch effort to find a ringer both talented and bankable enough to save his career, J.B. throws caution to the wind and high tails it to India on a scouting mission for strong-armed cricket bowlers. So casually racist that you'd think this film takes place long before 2008, J.B. hates everything about cricket (...why?) and India on the whole, submitting immediately to the idea that he's in a third-rate wasteland where nothing can get done, nobody knows anything, and any young boy would be elated to get out of dodge. And Million Dollar Arm has no interest in proving him wrong: The film never second-guesses (and assumes we won't either) the notion that Big Leagues hopefuls Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma) would be happier and better off in America. It assumes we won't take any issue with the idea that two boys from India must have never seen an elevator, a television, or a moment of good fortune. Sure, they might not have... but it's as if Million Dollar Arm expects us to believe there is no other option when a wide-eyed Sharma wanders through a Californian hotel like Wall-E exploring the starliner.
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The film gives itself so much regrettable leeway while carting through the necessary points of its true story, jumping from the laughable inception of J.B.'s plan to move his search overseas to the languid introduction of the two boys (neither of whom is given any backstory) and their entry into the MLB's consideration. But scattered throughout are beats and scenes that seem ripped from a different script entirely — J.B.'s gradual appreciation of Dinesh, Rinku, and much bemoaned translator, documentarian, and aspiring baseball coach Amit (Pitobash Tripathy) as his surrogate family. Of course the vast majority of his emotional realizations come at the behest of his beautiful, kooky tenant Brenda (Lake Bell), but the kids are usually at least nearby.
It's shocking how much the personal material does to salvage Million Dollar Arm, though. J.B.'s relationship with Dinesh, Rinku, and Amit, and — perhaps more importantly — the relationships between Dinesh, Rinku, and Amit themselves are funny, warm, and flavorful enough to give this otherwise faceless movie some real character. Secondary players Bill Paxton and Alan Arkin do little to surprise, playing disgruntled and unconscious respectively, but there's a reason these guys are always called on to do the same thing. And if that's not enough for you, Aasif Mandvi's kids keep throwing up. It plays both like an extended metaphor about the hidden joys in family life and a non sequitur gag from Tomcats. Take your pick.
Million Dollar Arm's charming points are strong enough to distract at times from its boisterous misgivings, but they peer through in the end. Not every baseball movie needs hair-tustling and eye-welling. Not every baseball movie warrants a Pride of the Yankees elegy about the glories of the diamond. But Million Dollar Arm wishes it was one of these movies (so much so that it actually rips the Lou Gehrig speech right out of Gary Cooper's mouth). Still, instead of building a story about the love of baseball or even about the magic of this story, Million Dollar Arm keeps all its genuine energy on a bunt: the story of some jackass who warms up to a couple of kids after a while. Not a bad play, but hardly the grand slam it was going for.
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