Actors, producers, directors and crew members have teamed up to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting on-set safety following the death of Midnight Rider production assistant Sarah Jones. Jones, 27, was struck by a train while filming the Allman Brothers biopic in Georgia last February (14), and her parents, Elizabeth and Richard Jones, subsequently launched a drive to make sure such a tragic accident never happens again.
The couple attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Monday (26Jan15) to participate in a panel on film set safety and they also debuted a two-minute PSA called Safety for Sarah.
The video features a number of crew members, directors, writers, producers, and actors, including Shemar Moore, Paul Dano, and Nina Dobrev, who got to know Jones when she worked as a camera assistant on her show The Vampire Diaries.
Throughout the PSA, they call on producers, productions, unions, and crews worldwide to "implement daily safety meetings" during filming.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Gina Rodriguez says, "If you see something, say something," director David Lynch adds, "It's time to take a stand", while Jack Black continues, "To make safety a top priority."
Following Jones' death, her parents hit Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, his producer wife Jody Savin, executive producer Jay Sedrish and first assistant director Hillary Schwartz with a lawsuit, while the film workers are also facing criminal charges for involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.
They have pleaded not guilty to the counts and are due to stand trial in March (15).
Veteran nature TV broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is struggling to cope following the death of his brother Lord Richard Attenborough, and fears he will never get over the loss. The Jurassic Park star passed away in August (14) aged 90, and his sibling reveals the actor was a "shadow of his former self" prior to his death after failing to recover from a fall at his home in 2008.
Attenborough tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "l last saw him a week or so before he died. He couldn't talk, he couldn't walk. Of course he was a shadow of his former self. He'd damaged his brain. All people who've sustained those kinds of injuries... of course they change. He was a very dear brother and he is missed."
Attenborough is still grieving his brother's death and fears he may never be able to come to terms with his loss, adding, "You don't get over these things... You accommodate them, you deal with them, but you don't get over them."
Jeff Goldblum is set to become a first-time father at the age of 62. The Jurassic Park star wed actress/gymnast Emilie Livingston in November (14) and he has now announced they are expecting a baby together.
The actor, who is 31 years older than Livingston, broke the news during an appearance on U.S. TV show The Late Show With David Letterman, telling the host, "She told me the day we got married that she was pregnant... It's a boy."
The couple began dating in 2011.
The star-studded Band Aid 30 rendition of Do They Know It's Christmas? has shot to the top of the U.K. singles chart after becoming the fastest-selling song of 2014 in its first two days on release. Bob Geldof's charity anthem, featuring the voices of One Direction, Bono, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran, among others, shifted more than 206,000 copies and raised more than $1.6 million (£1 million) shortly after it went on sale on Monday (17Nov14), and has since gone on to outsell the rest of the top five combined with a first-week total of 312,000 units.
The impressive feat leaves Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne's collaboration, Real Love, to debut in second place, while Olly Murs' Wrapped Up with Travie McCoy is new at three.
Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud drops to four, while David Guetta chalks up another big hit with Dangerous entering at five.
Meanwhile, One Direction have been given double the reason to celebrate after scoring its third consecutive chart-topping album in Britain with Four, ahead of Sheeran's X at two and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour at three.
Taking to Twitter.com to celebrate the news, singer Niall Horan writes, "Yessssss! What amazing news to wake up to ! FOUR has gone #1 onto the uk chart.
"Also the @BandAid30 single smashed everything else out of the park! So happy ... Today is a good day Thank you guys ! We love you soooooo much! The things you guys do for us is just unbelievable ! You sexy people (sic)".
The original Band Aid track raised millions for famine relief in Africa in 1984. Sales from the new version, the third released in the U.K., will benefit volunteer groups tackling the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.
Let’s talk about how awesome Amy Schumer is, shall we? She writes, produces and stars in her own Comedy Central show, she takes her comedy on the road with stand-up gigs across the country, and throughout it all she remains sassy, unapologetic and hilarious. If you haven’t seen what she’s capable of, please watch Inside Amy Schumer on Amazon Prime ASAP.
1. Her Aaron Sorkin parody on Inside Amy Schumer was pure genius.
We’d watch The Foodroom over The Newsroom any day.
2. She’s a feminist.
She's pals with Lena Dunham and even joined the Girls star for a stop on her book tour.
3. She understands the awkwardness of sexting.
4. And taking a sexy selfie.
5. Her views on fitness are all too relatable.
6. Her skit about choosing a movie is spot on.
We’ve all been there. (PS- We’d kill to see Tyler Perry’s Twilight.)
7. She understands the joy of comfortable clothing.
8. She’s not above photobombing Larry David.
Larry David showing me no GD respect pic.twitter.com/kNNZYsJ4ZS
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) November 6, 2014
9. She fights dirty.
10. She loves skewering the basic b*tch, and she does it so well.
11. She played "Truth or Truth" with Jimmy Fallon like a pro.
12. She's brutally honest about dating.
12. She calls out today's female beauty standards for being totally unrealistic.
13. She's the kind of girl we'd all love to hang with.
A handful of The Sopranos castmates will reunite to induct James Gandolfini into the New Jersey Hall Of Fame on Thursday (13Nov14). Vincent Curatola, who will present the formal induction, will be joined by Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, show creator David Chase and director Timothy Van Patten at the event in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The late actor's widow, Deborah Lin, will accept the posthumous honour on his behalf.
Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, U.S. newsman Brian Williams, girl group The Shirelles and former U.S. basketball star Patrick Ewing will also be honoured at the event.
Gandolfini passed away in June, 2013.
Veteran nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has issued a public plea for the protection of Africa's oldest wildlife park and its mountain gorilla population amid fears the area could be devastated by oil exploration. The British TV star is worried about the future of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo after bosses of British company Soco International announced oil extraction could take place on the park's boundaries.
Attenborough has now urged the company to consider the impact drilling could have on the endangered gorillas within the park.
He tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "Areas like Virunga are of great scientific and natural value to the whole world... To encroach upon them, to exploit them for temporary gain totally contradicts the ideals underpinning the protection of such sites... (It) would be extremely worrying if Virunga were to be exploited for oil. Not only would it threaten a park that is home to a vast range of wildlife, but it would also send a worrying signal for the future of other world heritage sites."
Attenborough's comments come days before the release of a new documentary about the park, called Virunga, which is directed by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sir David Attenborough wishes the public got more opportunity to see the lighter side of his late brother Lord Richard Attenborough's character. The Jurassic Park star died in August (14) and his sibling, famed wildlife documentary maker Sir David, admits he is sad the actor/director had not appeared in more comedies to show audiences just how funny he was.
He tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "The thing that I'm sorry about is that actually Dick was a marvellous comic actor... He was very, very funny, and could be - and was - in domestic circumstances. We just spent all our time roaring with laughter - and that didn't get much of an outlet in his feature films... I mean, Christmas time, you know, we just sat around, roaring with laughter."
Richard Attenborough died aged 90, after several years of ill health.
Kanye West shocked the audience at the AAHH! Fest in Chicago, Illinois by making a surprise appearance on stage on Sunday (21Sep14).
The Stronger hitmaker was a shock addition to the bill at the inaugural music festival in his hometown which was organised by fellow rapper Common in conjunction with West's arts organisation Donda's House Inc. West performed 16 tracks including All of the Lights, Jesus Walks, Gold Digger and his collaboration with Common, Get Em High.
The AAHH! Fest, held in Chicago's Union Park, was hosted by comedian David Chappelle and included sets from Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica and Jennifer Hudson.
Celebrated British sculptor David Wynne has died, aged 88. The artist, famed for his friendship with The Beatles, passed away on 4 September (14). No more details about his death were available as WENN went to press.
Wynne created a number of famous sculptures which are dotted around London, including a gate dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II at Hyde Park. His royal connection also included sittings with a number famous faces including Charles, Prince of Wales and the Queen herself.
He became close friends with The Beatles after creating a sculpture of the Fab Four in 1964, and he is credited with introducing the band to their guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Wynne's famous works include likenesses of late actor/director Lord Richard Attenborough and Shergar, the famous racehorse which was stolen in 1983 and never found.