British actor Danny Dyer has ruled out having any more children following the birth of his son last month (Oct13). The Human Traffic star became a father for the third time when his partner Joanne Mas gave birth to a boy named Arty.
Dyer, who also has two daughters, Dani, 17, and Sunnie, six, reveals he is delighted to be a dad again, but he is adamant the couple won't be having any more kids.
He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "He's a beauty. He's everything I ever wanted... I was at the births of all of my children. But I tell you this - there will be no more. Three is enough."
The actor admits his little boy turned up at a difficult time, because he was born just two days before Dyer started a new job on British soap opera EastEnders.
Dyer adds, "It's been hard... I started at EastEnders two days after he was born so I've been around, but I'm not around... My missus (partner) Jo has been dealing with a lot of it and that's hard. Even though he's a good baby, he's still a newborn child, and it's a 24-hour watch."
Welcome to October, friends. It's time to finalize those Halloween costume plans, pull your sweaters out of storage, and down so many Pumpkin Spiced Lattes that you almost go into sugar shock. It's also time for every family channel on television to put Hocus Pocus back into heavy rotation.
The live-action Disney movie turns 20 this year, and remains a cultural touchstone for every kid who grew up watching it. And it's impossible to grow out of it. Two decades later, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker are still delightful as the Sanderson sisters, three colonial witches who are brought back to life in early '90s Salem and run amok ("Amok, amok, amok!"). We still identify either with new kid on the block Max or his annoying tag-a-long little sister Dani (a very tiny Thora Birch). We still cry when Binx the cat dies. And "Come Little Children" still gives us the creeps.
For a kid, Hocus Pocus is just scary enough to feel a little bit illicit. Think about it: in the opening exposition, the Sanderson sisters are hanged for murdering Salem's children by stealing their souls. Yikes. And then a virgin lights the Black Flame Candle, and suddenly it's a fish-out-of-water comedy with the murderous sisters befuddled by modern inventions like, say, the bus ("Tell me, friend, what is this contraption?") or a lighter ("Look! He makes fire in his hand!") In one memorable scene that must have slipped past the Family Values lobby, the girls meet a man (director Garry Marshall in a cameo) dressed up as the devil and fall down worshipping him ("Oh, master!). And we've got the Divine Miss M, so why not throw in a production number?
The spell has a hold on us, for sure. Happy birthday, Hocus Pocus. Thanks for the memories. And for the word "yabbos." We still use it a lot.
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Singer Demi Lovato is set to join Glee for a guest spot in the show's upcoming season, according to U.S. reports. The X Factor judge will reportedly play Dani, a friend of Lea Michele's character, and one that would have significant interaction and several musical numbers together with Adam Lambert's incoming character, according to TVLine.com.
Reports suggest Lovato will appear in six episodes, beginning with the second part of the show's Beatles' tribute, airing 3 October (13).
The Glee gig marks the singer's the first acting role since her Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance went off the air two years ago.
Russell Crowe was left scrambling to change his Twitter password on Tuesday (02Jun13) when a prankster hacked into his account and posted a picture of a naked woman on the actor's page. The Gladiator star's followers were shocked when the raunchy image appeared on Crowe's Twitter feed and he was bombarded with messages about the strange post.
Crowe quickly deleted the image and blamed the problem on a hacker.
In a subsequent post, he writes, "Hey, I don't know what that was. Just having a chat with Dani (estranged wife Danielle Spencer) when the phone went ballistic. Sorry, gone."
Zach Galifianakis took a break from Hollywood to return to his humble roots as a bar boss in New York earlier this week (06May13). The Hangover star worked as a night shift manager at the Stand Up NY comedy club in the Big Apple until four years ago, when he started to make it big in acting.
The club's owner Dani Zoldan reached out to her former employee on Twitter to see if he would come back for one night - and the funnyman agreed.
Writing on her Facebook.com, Zoldan explained, "Zach Galifianakis used to work at Stand Up NY as a night manager & I tweeted him as a joke if he can fill in 2night for a shift and he came in!!!
"Thanks Zach Galifianakis for the quick pop in last night to say hello! Come back again, we'd love to have you any time!"
Galifianakis spent some time chatting to workers at the bar, before taking in a show by the current crop of comedians who perform at the venue. However, he refused requests to take to the stage himself, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Swiss rockers Krokus have paid tribute to their former drummer Dani Crivelli following his recent death. Crivelli joined the line-up in 1987 and played with the band for two years before leaving to pursue other projects, and the American Woman hitmakers have now revealed that their pal has passed away.
A statement posted on the group's website reads, "We are saddened to report to you that our ex-Krokus drummer Dani Crivelli passed away. Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.
"He always kept in contact with the band over the years. We liked his straight forward, but true words about music and life. He will be missed but will keep on drumming in Rock'n'Roll heaven!"
Catfish: The Reunion Show host SuChin Pak got to the hard stuff right off the bat when MTV rounded up the subjects and hosts from your favorite addicting reality series about online relationships for an update following the Season 1 finale.
Her very first question for everyone's favorite BFFs/Internet dating experts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph: Are you guys a couple? Nev and Max, always game to poke fun at their own expense, copped to their coupledom, but not in the way you wanted. They're a couple of filmmakers. Get it?!
They also chatted about Manti Te'o and the Saturday Night Live spoof of their show (not enough chest hair, say Nev and Max) before getting to the good stuff: catching up with our favorite couples and seeing what happened after they met face to face.
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Let's go through them one by one:
Sunny and Chelsea: These two sat very far away from each other, and though Chelsea looked noticeably happier and more comfortable in her skin, Sunny seemed just as angry as she was when she finally met "Jamison" face to face. Over the year and a half since their episode was filmed, Chelsea became comfortable with her sexuality and started working with bullied kids online, while Sunny got made fun of by her sister and seemed to hold a grudge.
Jasmine and Mhissy: The animosity between the girls was palpable. Not only did they sit far away from each other, Nev and Max acted as human barriers between them. Jasmine was still clearly extremely upset at the situation, and said a proper apology from Mhissy wouldn't change anything. Things got so heated that Max, ever the voice of reason, had to step in with a "Mhissy, chill out." As exciting as it was to see them reunited, it's clear Jasmine and Mhissy should never be in the same room together again.
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Trina and Lee: In a somewhat happy ending, Trina and Lee have remained friends and speak every now and then — not every day like they once did, though. MTV got the real Scorpio on the phone to flirt with Trina before she told everyone that she's filming her own reality show for all her "fans" to see what her life is like. She was engaging, but does she really have so many fans? It's unclear what the reality show will document or what it's for, but there you go.
Joe and Rose: This was one of the craziest stories, and it's clear there's more to it than what we've seen. Rose revealed that she was actually catfished herself when she was younger, and was angry that Joe came off as a country bumpkin on the show when she insisted he wasn't. She didn't elaborate any further, though, only angrily informed everyone that Joe was arrested after filming, although for something unrelated to Catfish.
Matt and Kim: Thankfully, we ended on a happy note. Matt and Kim are still BFFs who talk daily, and they're both in committed romantic relationships ... with other people. Matt has lost 200 pounds since the show. At least we had one legitimately happy ending!
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James and Rico caught up with Nev and Max via Skype to crush our hearts and tell us that they're not dating anymore. They're still really good friends, though, and talk frequently — even about the dudes they are dating. Hooray? Jarrod and Melissa also did a Skype check-in, and informed us that they're still friends too. It was kind of heartwarming, really, to hear them talk about their friendship. Bonus: Jarrod's band is getting way more gigs because of the Catfish thing.
Noticeably absent: Kaya and Dani, Rod and Ebony, and to a lesser extent, Tyler and Aaron and Mike and Felicia. Why weren't they there, or at least why didn't they Skype in? Kaya and Dani had one of the first legitimately shocking episodes that ended better than anyone could've expected. It would've been nice to know if they're still together, or at least friends.
What did you think of the Catfish reunion? Will you tune in for Season 2? Are you surprised that some people are still friends and some aren't?
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Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the atrocity on 11 September, 2001 and bosses at financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald now hold an annual charity event to raise funds for good causes after two-thirds of their workforce perished in the North Tower of World Trade Center.
On Tuesday, famous faces took to the trading floor to man the phones, with profits from every transaction going to the charity of their choice.
Rapper 50 Cent, who was among the participants and manned the phones for three hours, tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I am honoured to come and be a part of this... I try to promote conscious capitalism and to connect my business to giving back so (other artists) see the example and follow."
Tennis star Venus Williams and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte also took part, along with American football star Victor Cruz, whose father was one of the firefighters called to Ground Zero on the day of the attacks.
The New York charity drive raised more than $12 million (£7.5 million) and the good work continued across the Atlantic in Britain at the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald's sister company BGC Partners in London's Canary Wharf.
Leona Lewis, Joan Collins, Sir Roger Moore and Richard E. Grant took part in the London leg, along with singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton, British royal Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson, and Olympians Mo Farah and Dani King.
A kids’ movie without the cheeky jokes for adults is like a big juicy BLT without the B… or the T. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted may have a title that sounds like it was made up in a cartoon sequel laboratory but when it comes to serving up laughs just think of the film as a BLT with enough extra bacon to satisfy even the wildest of animals — or even a parent with a gaggle of tots in tow. Yes even with that whole "Afro Circus" nonsense.
It’s not often that we find exhaustively franchised films like the Madagascar set that still work after almost seven years. Despite being spun off into TV shows and Christmas specials in addition to its big screen adventures the series has not only maintained its momentum it has maintained the part we were pleasantly surprised by the first time around: great jokes.
In this third installment of the series – the trilogy-maker if you will – directing duo Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath add Conrad Vernon (director Monsters Vs. Aliens) to the helm as our trusty gang swings back into action. Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) are stuck in Africa after the hullaballoo of Madagascar 2 and they’ll do anything to get back to their beloved New York. Just a hop skip and a jump away in Monte Carlo the penguins are doing their usual greedy schtick but the zoo animals catch up with them just in time to catch the eye of the sinister animal control stickler Captain Dubois (Frances McDormand). And just like that the practically super human captain is chasing them through Monte Carlo and the rest of Europe in hopes of planting Alex’s perfectly coifed lion head on her wall of prized animals.
Luckily for pint-sized viewers Dubois’ terrifying presence is balanced out by her sheer inhuman strength uncanny guiles and Stretch Armstrong flexibility (ah the wonder of cartoons) as well as Alex’s escape plan: the New Yorkers run away with the European circus. While Dubois’ terrifying Doberman-like presence looms over the entire film a sense of levity (which is a word the kiddies might learn from Stiller’s eloquent lion) comes from the plan for salvation in which the circus animals and the zoo animals band together to revamp the circus and catch the eye of a big-time American agent. Sure the pacing throughout the first act is practically nonexistent running like a stampede through the jungle but by the time we're palling around under the big top the film finds its footing.
The visual splendor of the film (and man is there a champion size serving of it) the magnificent danger and suspense is enhanced to great effect by the addition of 3D technology – and not once is there a gratuitous beverage or desperate Crocodile Dundee knife waved in our faces to prove its worth. The caveat is that the soundtrack employs a certain infectious Katy Perry ditty at the height of the 3D spectacular so parents get ready to hear that on repeat until the leaves turn yellow.
But visual delights and adventurous zoo animals aside Madagascar 3’s real strength is in its script. With the addition of Noah Baumbach (Greenberg The Squid and the Whale) to the screenwriting team the script is infused with a heightened level of almost sarcastic gravitas – a welcome addition to the characteristically adult-friendly reference-heavy humor of the other Madagascar films. To bring the script to life Paramount enlisted three more than able actors: Vitaly the Siberian tiger (Bryan Cranston) Gia the Leopard (Jessica Chastain) and Stefano the Italian Sealion (Martin Short). With all three actors draped in European accents it might take viewers a minute to realize that the cantankerous tiger is one and the same as the man who plays an Albuquerque drug lord on Breaking Bad but that makes it that much sweeter to hear him utter slant-curse words like “Bolshevik” with his usual gusto.
Between the laughs the terror of McDormand’s Captain Dubois and the breathtaking virtual European tour the Zoosters’ accidental vacation is one worth taking. Madagascar 3 is by no means an insta-classic but it’s a perfectly suited for your Summer-at-the-movies oasis.
The longtime The Bold and the Beautiful star has come out of the closet in a revealing new interview with America's TV Guide magazine, admitting she never thought she'd be happy as a gay woman.
Johnson, who played doomed heroine Caroline Spencer and her identical twin Karen on the long-running daytime soap series, tells the publication she kept her sexuality secret for two decades because she was worried she "wouldn't be employable as an actress" if the truth was revealed.
She says, "I had to deal with a lot of self-loathing. After I started playing Karen, I remember doing a fantasy scene that showed what life would have been like if (TV sister) Caroline had not died of cancer. She was married to Ridge (Ronn Moss) and had two kids and a wonderful life. When we finished shooting, I ran to my dressing room and just cried and cried because I knew I was never going to have that kind of life."
But she insists she is very happy as club promoter Michelle Agnew's partner. The couple has two kids.
Johnson admits she felt compelled to come out by the ongoing storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful, in which her character Karen is married to Crystal Chappell's character Dani.
She adds, "Times have certainly changed. I guess that's why I'm ready to open up. It feels weird and wrong to play this revelation about Karen's life and not talk about my own.
"I used to hang out with (famous lesbians) Ellen DeGeneres, k.d. lang and Melissa Etheridge back in the day and thought it was so beautiful they were out, even though I didn't have the nerve... I'm not anywhere near as famous as those ladies, but I guess it's my turn to do my little part. It's time to live a fully authentic life."