British actor Daniel Radcliffe stunned fans during an appearance on late-night TV in America on Tuesday (28Oct14) when he showed off his hip-hop skills by rapping his way through Blackalicious' tongue-twisting track Alphabet Aerobics. The Harry Potter star revealed he is a big fan of hip-hop and took it upon himself at a young age to memorise all the lyrics to hits like Eminem's The Real Slim Shady.
During an interview on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he explained, "I think initially I got into Eminem and... I think I was the first kid in my class to learn all the words to The Real Slim Shady... There's also a guy called Plan B in England (who I'm a fan of)... but I've always had kind of an obsession with memorising complicated, lyrically intricate and fast songs..."
Host Jimmy Fallon then asked Radcliffe if he knew the words to Blackalicious' 1999 release Alphabet Aerobics, to which he replied, "Yeah, that would be one of them (songs he's memorised)."
A shocked Fallon then commented, "That's one of the trickiest, fastest songs I know", before producing a microphone and handing it to Radcliffe, challenging him to step up to the mic.
The 25 year old gamely accepted the task and, backed by the show's house band The Roots, went on to perform a word-perfect rendition of the song, much to the studio audience's delight.
Lately Sarah Jessica Parker has been toying with Sex and The City fans’ heart strings by hinting at a third movie installment of the series.
You maybe groaning at the idea due to the disappointment of the second one, or if you are a die-hard fan you could be jumping for joy. I personally fall into the latter, but I am realistic. The last movie made some huge mistakes, but to help the creators we have a list of mistakes that need to be avoided if they want the 3rd movie to be a huge success!
1. Don't have the movie take place anywhere other than New York City.
The city is practically the fifth main character of the whole series. The second movie felt so off because that character was taken away. We need cabs, we need the fashion, and we need crazy run-ins with other New Yorkers.
2. Don't throw in superficial drama that isn't relatable or funny.
The first movie was fantastic because the problems were real. Women can relate to being with a man who has commitment issues. Women can relate to finding out their husband cheated on them. Women can relate to being in a seemingly perfect relationship, but still not being happy. The fluff in the second movie where Charlotte and Miranda were talking about how hard it is to raise children with nannies during the recession was not relatable.
3. Don't erase all the growth and progress these characters have made
Another blunder made in the last movie was that while everyone has seemed to keep moving through life and growing, Carrie on the hand slid back into her old ways. The writers decided to stir up trouble in Carrie and Big’s happy life by putting Aidan into the mix. Carrie was terrible to him by cheating and they decided having her cheat with him would somehow be compelling. It’s not and it just made Carrie seem like she will never change.
4. Don’t let the glam outweigh the substance
The brand certainly involves the more glamorous life in the city since it started before the recession, but it still had heart. Many women were able to connect to one or two of the main characters and their struggles with love. The last installment had all of flash however without any of the heart.
5. Don’t overlook minor characters for plot inspiration
In the television series, the relationships that the girls had weren’t the only focus in the show. Carrie was often inspired by minor characters’ love lives for her articles. Instead of forcing drama between the four girls and their significant others, perhaps we can turn our attention to Anthony and Standford. Aren’t they supposed to be having an open marriage? Perhaps Carrie should try and tackle if that kind of thing works.
Of course even if they followed all these rules it doesn't mean the next movie will be destined to be a success, but it will be a vast improvement! These characters are so dear to so many that it's hard to give up on them.
But what do you think? Do you think there are any other mistakes that should be avoided for the next movie? Follow us on Twitter and tweet us your thoughts!
Hip-hop producer Timbaland appears to have reconciled with his estranged wife as their divorce case has been dismissed. Timbaland's wife of five years Monique Mosley filed paperwork to end the union in October, 2013 and asked the producer to make payments for alimony, child support and legal costs.
However, court documents obtained by TMZ.com show the case was dismissed last week (ends26Oct14). The rap mogul, real name Timothy Mosley, has also been posting pictures of the couple on his Instagram.com page, and the snaps appear to show a reconciliation.
Timbaland and Mosley have a daughter together. She has a son and he has two sons from previous relationships.
French actress Marie Dubois has died at the age of 77. Dubois, real name Claudine Lucy Pauline Uzes, passed away on 15 October (14) at a nursing home in Lescar in south-west France after battling multiple sclerosis for decades.
She won a Cesar Award in 1978 for best supporting actress for drama La Menace, but she is best known for her leading role in 1960's Shoot the Pianist.
Scottish star Ewan Mcgregor has described money-grabbing autograph hunters as "parasitical lowlifes". The Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace actor admits he is fed-up with memorabilia dealers who pose as real fans to secure his signature on collectibles relating to the sci-fi franchise and he fears they ruin the experiences of real devotees.
He tells Details magazine, "I've never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f**kers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f**king picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They're not fans - they're parasitical lowlifes and f**king w**kers."
Superproducer Dr. Luke has hit Kesha's mum with a new lawsuit alleging she lied about the pop star's sexual assault claims against him in a bid to break their contract. Earlier this month (Oct14), the TiK ToK hitmaker hit headlines when she sensationally accused the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, of subjecting her to years of emotional and sexual abuse, which led to her 60-day stint in the Timberline Knolls rehab clinic in Illinois earlier this year (14).
Among her allegations, Kesha claimed he once forced himself on her after making her take drugs and drink alcohol on a flight. She also accused the producer of taking advantage of her in a hotel suite after plying her with drugs.
Days later, Dr. Luke hit back with a countersuit, accusing Kesha of defamation and extortion, insisting she and her mother had been threatening to go public with various stories about his alleged inappropriate behaviour unless he released the singer from the management contract she signed when she was 18.
Now editors at TMZ.com have obtained documents filed by Dr. Luke on Tuesday (28Oct14), accusing Kesha's mum, Pebe Sebert, of orchestrating the sexual assault allegations in an attempt to break the singer's contract with him.
Dr. Luke claims he didn't back down from Sebert's plot, and in turn she allegedly tried to extort him unless he released her from the contract.
Kesha was dealt a blow when a 2011 deposition was released in which she swore under oath that she had never been intimate with her former mentor.
Dr. Luke is asking for at least $75,000 (£46,875) in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, according to TMZ.
Rapper A$Ap Rocky and model Chanel Iman have reportedly split after more than a year of dating.
The hip-hop star, real name Rakim Mayers, has been dating the Victoria's Secret beauty since last year (13), but the romance has since fizzled out.
An insider tells E! News, "They are no longer together. This happened about a few weeks ago. It was just not working out with both of their busy travel schedules. Time away from each other played a big part in the break-up.
"They don't have any hard feelings. They only want the best for each other in the long run."
The split news emerges just months after speculation surfaced earlier this year (14), suggesting Rocky had popped the question to Iman, but neither star commented on the report.
Embattled rapper Gucci Mane has opened up about his life in prison in an open letter to fans, revealing his incarceration has inspired him to turn his life around after a string of legal troubles. The Icy hitmaker was ordered to serve 39 months in prison in August (14) for a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and the sentence was extended by three years in September (14) after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault following a separate attack on a fan at an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March, 2013.
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, has now reached out to fans from behind bars and he admits that despite his prison time, he is looking forward to the future as he works to rebuild his life and career.
In a letter obtained by MTV.com, he writes, "My idea is to take my career to the next level. I am planning to take my music to a higher level and use the attention and influence to sell movies, books, clothing and be a living testimony to all people showing that you can start from humble beginnings and transcend to something greater.
"It feels great to see my plan take root and begin to blossom even though I'm physically incarcerated but spiritually and mentally I'm free as ever. I enjoy working out molding my body and I look forward to changing my diet for the better because I realize to get to the status I crave I must make a life-change which is permanent not a quick-fix.
"I can see myself now at the top of my game, me and my beautiful lady walking the red carpet at the best parties and getting flooded with accolades at the award shows and setting trends that will be copied around the world. This is not a dream though this is a plan that I will affect directly. I know that by me stayin (sic) sober, praying and fasting and stepping up to the plate to the father, and man I am destined to be I will impact my family and the entire universe for the better."
Rappers The Pharcyde have been ordered to enter arbitration talks with two former bandmates to settle a dispute over rights to the group name. Rapper Fatlip, real name Derrick Stewart, left the Runnin' hitmakers after the release of their second album in 1995, while Slimkid3, aka Tre Hardson, walked away from the band to go solo in 2000, leaving Romye 'Bootie Brown' Robinson and Imani Wilcox to continue under the group moniker.
Fatlip and Slimkid3 subsequently reunited and staged a series of performances together, and all four original members joined forces in 2008 to hit the stage at the Rock the Bells Festival Series across the U.S.
However, Fatlip and Slimkid3 then decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's 1992 debut album, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, with a tour of Europe in 2012.
The duo, along with producers J-Swift and LA Jay, were branded Bizarre Ride Live, but the remaining The Pharcyde members took issue with the advertisements using the band's name to promote the shows and took them to court in Los Angeles last year (13).
U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder banned Hardson from using the trademarks The Pharcyde and Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde and dismissed a number of other complaints last summer (13), but the plaintiffs have continued to fight on the grounds of trademark infringement, violation of right of publicity and unfair enrichment, among other counts.
Now Judge Snyder has ordered the two parties to enter arbitration talks in a bid to settle the case once and for all.
Actor Taylor Kitsch has confirmed he is set to join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the second season of dark crime drama True Detective.
The Lone Survivor star has been linked to a key role on the show for several months and now he has opened up about the job, admitting he can't wait to get back to work after taking an acting hiatus.
In an interview with Adweek.com, he says, "Yeah, I'm really excited. I've just been prepping. It's been almost a full year since I've been on camera, so I'm itching, man. I'm overdue. You've just got to grind it out.
"Even taking this year off was, I mean, you want to work, but you also don't want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True."
Taylor Kitsch reveals he was eager to appear on the show, which featured Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in season one as troubled police detectives investigating a 17-year-old murder case, because of its premise and he had to keep his diary clear in the hopes of landing the part.
He adds, "It was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it (True Detective). And having this meeting with (creator) Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be an actor, why you struggle and why you don't quit. And when we're talking, I mean he's obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. And you're just excited to go now. I can't f**king wait to hit camera. So I'm excited."
Kitsch continues, "I loved that first season of it so much. It's just unlike anything I've seen in, you know, I don't know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes f**king balls to stand by that and do it that way."
Sources connected to the show claim Kitsch's deal to officially sign on for True Detective is close, but is not yet complete.