Actress Sandra Bullock is laughing off recent rumours she is romantically linked with Captain America star Chris Evans. Speculation has swirled recently that the Oscar winner has been secretly dating the 32-year-old Hollywood hunk after they were spotted having dinner with friends in Los Angeles last month (May14).
However, Bullock is keen to shrug off the rumours, telling Entertainment Tonight, "I'll tell you what happened. We've since married. And it just started breaking apart and now we're filing for divorce. And I hope everyone can respect our privacy. "But we're gonna remain friends and share the responsibility of the farm animals we've taken on, because you can just abandon the animals."
Bullock divorced ex-husband Jesse James after five years of marriage in 2010, and Evans split from actress Minka Kelly last year (13).
Rock star Brian May is planning to buy a huge plot of land used for hunting and turn it into an animal sanctuary. The Queen guitarist, a keen supporter of animal rights, wants to purchase the $11.2 million (£7 million) Chargot estate in south west England, which is currently used for pheasant and deer hunting.
If the sale goes through, May intends to put an end to the hunts and convert the land into an animal sanctuary via his conservation charity Save Me.
A spokeswoman for the organisation says, "We want to turn it into a nature reserve. We certainly won't be shooting things here."
Actor Tom Hardy is in talks to portray English twin crime bosses Ronald and Reginald Kray in a new film. Legend will centre on the brothers' relationship and their crime spree in London in the 1950s and 1960s, according to ScreenDaily.com.
42 filmmaker Brian Helgeland is directing and writing the movie, with production slated to begin in the U.K. later this year (14) and he's keen on the Inception star playing both brothers.
This isn't the first gangster role for the actor - he has also signed on to play a crime leader on British drama Peaky Blinders for two seasons.
The Kray Twins have previously been portrayed on the big screen by Spandau Ballet stars Martin and Gary Kemp, who portrayed the London crime bosses in 1990 movie The Krays.
Queen star Brian May has urged Twitter.com bosses to shut down a number of accounts set up in his name by Internet pranksters. The veteran rocker is a keen user of the social networking website, but he was left fuming after discovering other users have set up fake accounts and are using them to converse with fans.
May posted a number of warnings to Twitter.com bosses on Monday (20Jan14), urging them to take action and shut down the fake pages, writing, "Shut down this fake Twitter site... This is a warning."
Jennifer Love Hewitt's TV series The Client List has been cancelled. Producers launched the series in 2012 after the success of the 2010 Lifetime movie of the same name, in which Hewitt played a housewife-turned-erotic masseuse.
She wrapped filming on its second season in June (13), but network bosses at Lifetime have since decided to axe the project after negotiations with Hewitt fell apart over creative differences.
The actress, who is also an executive producer for the show, reportedly wanted to write her real-life engagement to co-star Brian Hallisay and pregnancy into the storyline, but the other producers were not keen on the idea.
At the center of the fast-paced racing film Rush is one of the most bromantic rivalries you'll see on the silver screen this year. Ron Howard directs the film about 1970s Formula 1 rivals James Hunt (a slimmed down Chris Hemsworth delivering as the cool, lady-killing idol) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl playing his character with a strict reserve fueled by a repressed aggression). Both men were major stars of their time, and their distinct approaches brewed a competitiveness that proves exhilarating to watch on the big screen, not only during many a thrilling race but also during some chest-to-chest and mind-to-mind confrontations.
The actors approach their roles with an honest investment, revealing a nice chemistry between these apparent opposites who actually come to learn they need one another as badly as they want to beat each other. Both men have their flaws, and Howard is able to balance sympathy for the characters at different moments in the film's unfolding drama to make it difficult to decide who we want to cheer for.
Despite this keen approach to characterization, Howard remains a heavy-handed storyteller. During the violent aftermath of one crash, a racer is carried away on a stretcher with a leg wound. He throws in a lingering shot of a close-up of the wound. You know, just so you might get a peek at what bone he broke in the crash. Howard also establishes Hunt as someone with a vomiting issue; the character throws up at least four times over the course of the movie. Okay, we get it.
But that tendency to overemphasize detail also makes the racing scenes intensely visceral. From the cars whooshing past the screen to the insides of engines, Howard presents it all. Sometimes these scenes only last seconds as montage sequences, collating the most powerful sounds and images in an abstract but impressionistic manner that transcends narrative. Howard should be commended at how much of this story he can pack into montage. The racing scenes become well-balanced against the drama. Neither personal character development nor racing ever overtakes the narrative to the point that the film feels dull either way.
The heavy-handedness, however, also appears in the sometimes obnoxious, often overwrought score by Hans Zimmer. But that same zealous controlling hand benefits the film’s authentic recreation of the era via production design, makeup, and costumes. During the sweeping aerial views of the race tracks, the production team even seems to get the color pattern of tents and people during the era. The privileged women who surrounded these men (including Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer) offer little more than set-dressing, as the film is all about these two men. The one who truly ties all these production elements together, however, is the movie's cinematographer, Anthony Dod Mantle, who previously won an Oscar for his work on Slumdog Millionaire. It is his work that captures the light that virtually transports you to the '70s, whether it shines through the trees or the frizzy, layered hair of the actors.
In the end, it all serves to enhance the relationship between Hunt and Lauda. Howard works it all to heightened effect. Sometimes he oversteps the obvious to inspire some eye rolls, but Howard still proves he knows how to make a thrilling film without forgetting its heart.
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The screenwriter of the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic fears the project will be shelved after Sacha Baron Cohen's decision to walk away from the film. Cohen reportedly fell out with the remaining members of Mercury's band Queen, who have script and director approval, and now revered writer Peter Morgan has opened up about the doomed movie.
He tells the BBC, "It's probably not going to happen."
The film, which was originally scheduled for a 2012 release, has faced a slew of delays, but rocker Brian May assured fans last year (12) that the movie "should be ready" to hit screens in 2014.
A source close to the film has contradicted Morgan's remarks, insisting the project is "still very much alive".
Earlier this year (14), Anglo-Indian actor James Floyd revealed he was keen to reprise his portrayal of rocker Mercury in the movie biopic.
The young star played the tragic singer, who died in 1991, in British TV movie The Best Possible Taste, and he admitted he had been approached to play the young Mercury again in the new film project.
Hugh Jackman has signed on to star in Madeleine Stowe's directorial debut because he's keen to saddle up and play an all-American cowboy. The movie star studied horseback riding for his roles in Kate & Leopold and Australia but now he's planning to get serious for The Last of the Mohicans star's new project Unbound Captives.
Jackman will play a frontiersman who comes to the aid of a woman kidnapped by the Comanche Indians, who kill her husband. Rachel Weisz is in talks for the female lead in the film, which Stowe has also co-written with her husband Brian Benben.
Jackman tells Cowboys & Indians magazine that his 13-year-old son can't wait for filming to start: "He knows all about this project and keeps asking me, 'When are we going to go and live with the American Indians?' He knows all the nuances - who the tribes are and where they lived. It's fascinating to me."
And the actor admits he has a very personal reason to get back on a horse, adding, "When you come to riding as an adult as I did... I really learned how to work with a horse in my 30s and was much more cautious than if I'd ridden as a boy or young man.
"But when you ride cutting horses every day for months, like I did in Australia, even falling off a few of them, I discovered that I genuinely loved being on a horse and now have to find a reason to get back out to the West and ride again."
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled out of a new Freddie Mercury biopic, according to a U.S. report. The funnyman was set to play the late Queen frontman in the film - and even took singing lessons to perfect his vocals for his role.
However, sources tell Deadline.com that the Bruno star has stepped away from the project after falling out with the remaining members of Queen about his portrayal of their friend and bandmate.
The website claims Cohen wanted the biopic to be a "gritty R-rated tell-all" about the star, while Brian May and Roger Taylor were reportedly keen for the project to be more about the group.
The film, which was originally scheduled for a 2012 release, has faced a slew of delays, but rocker May assured fans last year (12) that the movie "should be ready" to hit screens in 2014, with Cohen in the lead role.
Irish singer Brian Mcfadden has offered up a reward in a bid to find the hoaxer running a Twitter.com account in his name. The former Westlife star sends messages to fans on the site using the handle @BrianMcFadden, and he is keen to have the unofficial @brianmcfaddenn page shut down.
McFadden revealed on Friday (12Jul13) he is offering up $1,000 (£645) to anybody who can help him find the person behind the fake page.
In a post on the site, he writes, "Anyone who knows who owns and runs the hoax Twitter account @brianmcfaddenn let me know. $1000 reward if you do."