Actress Suki Waterhouse did not have to dig too deep to research her role as a hot model who breaks up a couple in new film Love, Rosie, because she was on the wrong end of a love triangle at school. The 22 year old, who is dating Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper, admits she can sympathise with co-star Lily Collins' character - because she was just like her not that long ago.
In the film, Waterhouse plays model Bethany, who comes between the title character and the love of her life, Alex, portrayed by Sam Claflin - and she admits she based her role on the girl who stole her boyfriend when she was a teenager.
She explains, "I haven't run into her for a long time. But it's so weird, even though it's been such a long time, those things from school still hold such a thing for you."
Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
Lily Allen was left red-faced after flashing her breast onstage at Britain's V Festival on Sunday (18Aug14).
The singer was among the acts closing out the final day of the two-leg event at the site in Chelmsford, England, and she took to the stage wearing a low-cut silver catsuit with no bra. The racy outfit accidentally unzipped during her performance, and she flashed her nipple to the audience.
Allen also used her set to silence ongoing rumours about trouble in her marriage to Sam Cooper, the father of her two daughters, dedicating a song to her partner and telling the audience, "This song is for my husband, who I'm very much still with - so f**k anyone who says that I'm not."
British pop star Lily Allen has dismissed rumours her marriage is on the rocks. The Smile hitmaker sparked speculation that her relationship with husband Sam Cooper is in trouble after she was pictured without her wedding ring on an outing with her ex-boyfriend Seb Chew in Missouri this week (beg11Aug14).
The band was also noticeably absent from her left hand when she performed at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday (14Aug14).
Reports suggested the three-year marriage is crumbling, but Allen has moved to silence the claims by uploading a picture on Instagram.com on Friday (15Aug14) showing her hand adorned with her engagement ring and wedding band.
Allen and Cooper have been married since 2011 and are parents to two daughters.
Actor Johnny Depp is set to show off his musical talents on a new record based on unfinished Bob Dylan songs. The Alice in Wonderland star visited the Los Angeles' Capitol Studios to watch the recording session for producer T Bone Burnett's Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, but ended up filling in for Elvis Costello on the guitar for the song Kansas City.
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, which also features Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, is set for release this autumn (14) to coincide with a new documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, directed by Sam Jones.
The lyrics come from Dylan's 1967 Basement Tapes sessions.
This isn't the first musical venture for the Depp - the actor is currently working with The Beatles legend Paul McCartney on a secret project with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, while he has also become a familiar sight at Aerosmith and Willie Nelson concerts after joining them onstage on various occasions.
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There are a lot of people in Hollywood who are considered sci-fi icons – George Takei, Harrison Ford, Lynda Carter – but when it comes to current sci-fi and superhero blockbusters, there’s one woman who reigns above them all: Zoe Saldana. Friday’s Guardians of the Galaxy will mark her third starring role in a major sci-fi franchise, and she’s effortlessly made the jump from one iconic character to another, earning fans and rave reviews every time. But when you think Star Trek or Avatar or even Guardians of the Galaxy, her face likely isn’t the first one that pops into your head. For some reason, Saldana hasn’t quite been able to make the jump from blockbusters to international superstar.
Major superhero and sci-fi blockbusters have a history of turning unknown or underrated actors into A-list stars. Henry Cavill was just “that guy from that thing” before he became Superman. Tom Hiddleston went from a theater darling to making women everywhere scream their heads off thanks to The Avengers. Even Sam Worthington was omnipresent for a solid year or so after Avatar was released. And yet Saldana is still best known as the “blue girl from Avatar” or “the one woman in the new Star Trek films” despite having three times as many franchises under her belt. It could be argued that Cavill and Hiddleston have a background in more prestigious projects, which has helped them become more recognizable. But Saldana also has plenty of impressive films under her belt, including collaborations with directors like Steven Spielberg, Neil LaBute, and Guillame Canet. She’s even starring in a biopic about Nina Simone, which is the kind of cinematic catnip that neither the Oscars nor audiences can resist.
What, then, is keeping Saldana from enjoying the kind of fame that other franchise stars have? Do audiences have trouble recognizing her thanks to the various CGI and full-bodied makeups that have turned her blue, green, and everything in between? Is it because she’s a member of an ensemble cast in Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy, the two films where her face hasn’t been digitally altered? Is it just because she’s not playing the sullen, broody one with daddy issues?
It’s certainly not due to lack of talent, as Saldana has always given compelling, complex performances, even in her smallest roles – remember Crossroads? She was by far the best thing about that movie – and often chooses characters that are tough and complicated. Neytiri and Uhura are interesting, strong, sometimes difficult women with a great deal of depth to them. However, despite the attention all of those characters have gotten, it still pales in comparison to the fan bases that their male counterparts have received, which has likely contributed to the smaller nature of Saldana’s general fan base.
Still, it’s likely that Gamora could be the key to launching Saldana into superstardom, or, at the very least, to being more than just “the blue one.” Though both Star Trek and Avatar were incredibly successful, Marvel’s films are currently the biggest, most attention-grabbing franchises in theaters thanks to the resurgence of superhero films and the excitement surrounding them. She’s already getting more attention and press for Gamora than she did for Neytiri or Uhura, which is probably due to the fact that Gamora is a more prominent lead than the other two. Yes, Neytiri is the only Na’vi anyone can name, but Saldana herself was overshadowed by more familiar names like Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez. The biggest name in the Guardians cast, by contrast, is Bradley Cooper, who is only doing voiceover work in the film.
The fact that she’s already starred in two other major franchises should also help Gamora become Saldana’s biggest role yet. She’s already familiar to causal moviegoers, even if they still can’t quite place her name. She’s also established herself as a fashion darling, which means that she’s likely to have graced the cover of many high-selling magazines, which is another important step towards helping her move onto the A-list. And since everyone loves a celebrity baby, she’s likely to get even more press over the course of the next few months, which will help keep her in the public’s consciousness.
Her upcoming film Nina could also be a major factor. Saldana’s always been able to balance action-heavy blockbusters with serious, quiet dramas, but she’s yet to properly breakthrough in the latter. A biopic of a major icon could be exactly the kind of films she needs to gain some awards attention, and all of the promotion that Oscar season entails would definitely encourage more people to pay attention to her. However, thus far, the film has been plagued by filming delays on controversy, so if the final product isn’t exceptional, it might do more harm than good.
Of course, if Guardians of the Galaxy does even half as well as some of its predecessors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might just be enough to balance out any possible mis-steps, and ensure that Saldana finally gets the kind of attention that she deserves. After all, Scarlett Johansson can't play every female superhero out there.
British pop star Lily Allen is still amazed she is a married woman as she feels her husband Sam Cooper is too good for her. The pair wed in 2011 after getting together at British music festival Glastonbury in 2009, and they have since had daughters Ethel, two, and Marnie, 18 months.
However, Allen is still overwhelmed by life as a wife as she can't believe she has landed such a perfect man.
The Smile hitmaker tells Australian TV show Today, "I still don't feel worthy of my husband, you know, he's an amazing person and I'm very lucky to even have contact with someone like that, never mind be married to them and have children with them."
Allen also insists she had no intention of relaunching her career last year (13) until Cooper pointed out she was missing a creative outlet, adding, "It never occurred to me, because I was yearning for something but I didn't really know what it was. It was only when my husband said, 'Maybe you need to write again, maybe you need to have that form of expression.' I was like, 'Really? Well, okay,' and I tried it, and it worked. That made me feel better."
Pop star Lily Allen has paid tribute to Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival by shooting a new music promo featuring dozens of revellers at this year's (14) event singing along to her track. The Smile hitmaker is a big fan of the three-day festival and has attended almost every year since she was a child.
She has also performed there on several occasions, and she used this year's (14) Glastonbury as an opportunity to film footage for a video to accompany her new single, As Long As I Got You.
The four-minute long film begins with Allen telling viewers how the event has been a fixture in her life since childhood and that it holds a special place in her heart because her friendship with Sam Cooper blossomed into romance at the festival in 2009.
When the song begins, the promo shows Allen walking around the site during the event in June (14) and having fun with revellers, interspersed with clips of other Glastonbury-goers singing along.
The video ends with poignant footage of Allen hugging her husband Cooper at the side of the Glastonbury stage following her performance this year.
British pop star Lily Allen has vowed not to judge her children if they end up dabbling in drugs because she refuses to be a hypocrite. The Smile singer is mother to Ethel, two, and Marnie, 17 months, with husband Sam Cooper and she feels she is in no position to forbid them from taking illegal substances when they grow up because she is widely known for having experimented with drugs during her youth.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, she said, "I can't really do anything but be there for them. People are going to do what they want to do, quite rightly.
"They'll (my children will) say, 'You're a hypocrite. You went and experimented and you said it was a right laugh (fun) so what do you mean we can't?'"
However, Allen admits her wildchild days weren't all fun: "I've seen so much of it (drug use) growing up and I've seen people really lose the plot and die."
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British pop star Lily Allen fought back tears in a radio interview as she recalled the pain of dealing with her newborn daughter's health problems.
The Smile hitmaker, who performed at Britain's Glastonbury Festival on Friday (27Jun14), battled her emotions as she recounted how scared she was about losing her little girl Ethel to a throat condition shortly after she was born in November, 2011.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday (29Jun14), Allen struggled to talk and kept sniffling as she spoke about Ethel's struggle to eat and breathe.
Allen says, "She was working so hard to breathe, to just exist really, and she wasn't really gaining any weight at all. Because all of the food she was taking on, she was just expending the energy on this breathing process. I was scared of losing her the whole time, all I wanted to do was just breast-feed her and to sit there in my chair with her and spend those precious hours into the night looking after your child."
"I just remember the doctor saying when they first diagnosed her with the condition they said, 'It's a one in a hundred chance that you are going to have to operate', and then of course she needed the operation and then they said 'It's a one in a hundred chance that they will have to operate again' and I just thought how many one in a hundred chances do I have?"
Ethel, now aged two, was tube-fed for eight months and underwent two operations. Allen and her husband Sam Cooper also have 17-month-old daughter named Marnie.