Actress Isla Fisher has no plans to work with her funnyman partner Sacha Baron Cohen because she is convinced they collaborate enough at home as busy parents. The Wedding Crashers star scaled back on her career to care for her young daughters - Olive, five, and two-year-old Elula - but she has returned to the spotlight with two new films, Now You See Me and The Great Gatsby.
With her career now back on track, the Australian beauty has ruled out co-starring in a movie with her husband as they have their hands full raising their kids.
She tells Entertainment Tonight, "Personally, I think we collaborate on enough behind closed doors. We're working on some really important collaborations (our daughters), and I think that's more important.
"It's not like you're taking a break and looking on IMDbPro (website) to see your StarMeter falling. You're doing the most important, incredible thing. When you come back in, the perspective has changed. I truly believe you can't have it all and you shouldn't want to."
Fisher admits she still admires the comic's work, adding, "Obviously, I'm a big fan of his. My favourite movie will always be Bruno, and my favourite line will always be when he looks up at the sky and goes, 'So many stars in the sky. Makes you think of all the hot guys in the world.' So freaking random and funny."
Actress Drew Barrymore is stepping into the world of reality TV after signing up to produce a new cooking competition. The Charlie's Angels star has been brushing up on her culinary skills since wedding husband Will Kopelman and becoming a mum to daughter Olive last year (12), and she has become obsessed with watching cooks battle it out on TV.
She reveals she records "every food competition show" to watch while she's at home, and now Barrymore has decided to step behind the scenes to create her own, titled Knife Fight, for America's Esquire Network, according to Marie Claire magazine.
The actress also admits she has developed a fascination with all things Italian, and plans to one day travel to the European country to learn how to make hearty family meals from local chefs.
She says, "(I want) to live in Italy for a summer and go to cooking school while I'm there."
A premiere date for Knife Fight has yet to be announced.
TV bosses in the U.K. have pulled two shows set to feature veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris following his arrest last month (Mar13) as part of the ongoing sex abuse investigation surrounding late U.K. TV and radio star Sir Jimmy Savile. It emerged on Friday (19Apr13) that the 83 year old was interviewed by cops in London in November (12) and later formally arrested on 28 March (13), before being released on bail.
Following the revelations, chiefs at Britain's Channel 5 network decided to axe repeats of Rolf's Animal Clinic, as well as narrated kids' series Olive the Ostrich.
A spokesperson for the organisation states, "While this legal matter involving Rolf Harris is ongoing we have removed Olive the Ostrich and repeats of Rolf's Animal Clinic from the schedule."
Bosses at Nickelodeon, which also screens the children's show, decided to shelve the programme too.
Harris has been bailed until May (13) but his arrest is not believed to be directly linked to late TV/radio host Savile, who was unmasked as a serial paedophile last year (12). The probe falls under the wider Operation Yewtree investigation which was sparked by the initial allegations against Savile.
Australian actress Isla Fisher refuses to keep a set of scales in her home because she doesn't want her young daughters to catch her weighing herself. The Confessions of a Shopaholic star and her partner Sacha Baron Cohen are parents to two little girls, Olive, five, and Elula, two, and Fisher is determined to shelter the pair from body issues.
She tells Fitness magazine, "I have two young girls, and I wouldn't want them to see me weighing myself all the time. I don't think it sends the right message."
Fisher adds, "For me, so much about life is acceptance. You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, 'I feel good, I have my health, and I'm so blessed.' That's the way I choose to look at it. I don't need to be perfect. I'm doing just fine."
Hollywood beauty Drew Barrymore grew an odd goatee when she was pregnant with daughter Olive. The Charlie's Angels star gave birth to her first child last year (12), and is now opening up about the changes she experienced as a mum and a mum-to-be.
The 38 year old reveals to In Touch magazine, "I got a wonderful little goatee, and it was red! I also got hyperpigmentation on my cheeks."
And only now, six months after baby Olive's birth, is the new Mrs. Will Kopelman in pre-baby shape - and Barrymore admits she wasn't exactly toned up then.
She adds, "I'd rather kill myself than get into a bikini right now! I take care of myself, but I'm never going to be the person who talks about diet and exercise. I would fail that conversation!"
Katy Perry is writing a book, and word has it, the dots over her is will not be in the shape of hearts. This time, it's serious.
Her autobiography, Part of Me, will delve into her marriage to and divorce from comedian Russell Brand much like her concert film of the same name, The Sun reports. Perry plans to release the book soon, presumably to combat Brand's followup to My Booky Wook, which will also recount the divorce. But the real game changer here is the fact that Perry is reportedly going to include details on her relationship with John Mayer, which suggests that his presence in her life isn't as fleeting as we all thought. Ending the book about your divorce with details of your new romance? Yeah, that doesn't scream "revenge plot" at all.
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But what else do we need to see from Perry's personal book?
1. How does she get into those dresses? Is there olive oil involved?
2. Was she able to get tickets the Beyoncé's tour? Or is she just as frustrated as the rest of us?
3. What's it like being friends with Allison Williams? Is it safe for both of them to smile at the same time? Or do they risk blinding entire rooms of people?
4. Where does she keep her Reddi-Whip can bra? Is it refillable?
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5. Why does her dad wear so much leather?
6. How does John Mayer feel about the fact that she once dated Gym Class Heroes member Travie McCoy? (Maybe it will help us process our own feelings about it.)
7. Okay, but really: Are you in the Illuminati, Katy Perry? You can tell us. And if you're in the Illuminati, does that mean Rihanna is, too?
8. Does she know that Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are beating her on Twitter as the first and second most popular users (Katy is third) and how does she plan to vanqish them? (Pro tip: Free candy works.)
9. Girl, I know you think they're pretty and make great set pieces, but do you really eat cupcakes? There's just no way, right? Otherwise, you really need to explain question number one.
10. Honestly, do we really need to hear about the Russell divorce details again? I already got teary watching your movie with a bottle of wine and my roommate, can't we just get to the part where you somehow find redeeming qualities in John Mayer, of all people?
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Shia, you've been holding out on us. While we're not sold on your email etiquette or love for the Olive Garden, your bod may have us rethinking your dating potential. Middleweight boxer Peter Quillin, who is apparently a new homey of LaBeouf's, posted a photo to his Instagram account of the two showing off their torso regions. And... surprise! Turns, out, LaBeouf is LaBuff.
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With his shaved head and ripped abs, LaBeouf almost has a Tom Hardy thing going on here. Almost. How is it that, as impressive as his physique may be (and it's pretty gosh darn impressive), LaBeouf still falls closer to overgrown prairie dog than Magic Mike on the hotness spectrum?
One more question before we let you go, Shia. Was your shirt not very tasty? Is that why you went to the Olive Garden? (Yeah, we're still stuck on the Olive Garden thing).
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I have some bad news for all you fans of beefy men in tiny spandex outfits, gymnasiums that smell like must and victory, and wonderfully homoerotic photographs: wrestling may no longer be in the Olympics.
Apparently there are only 25 "core events" allowed in each games with an additional floating 26th slot and today the IOC voted on which of their extra sports should get the ax. According to ESPN, the International Olympics Comittee decided to drop wrestling starting in with the 2020 games (which have nothing to do with vision or Barbara Walters). The other events up for elimination – like this is some sick episode of Big Brother – were taekwondo, field hockey, and modern pentathlon. What the heck is a "modern pentathlon"? I have never seen this on my TV. What do their outfits look like? Are they skimpy enough to compete with wrestling?
Wrestling is not modern. It has been in the Olympics since 1896 and was around way before then when naked Grecos and Romans coated in oil would roll around in the soil fighting for olive wreathes and blocks of salt. That is what I call Olympic spirit.
So Wikipedia just told me that the Modern Pentathlon is pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, show jumping, and cross-country running. Who the hell wants to watch that? No one. Sure, some of the events are kind of sexy, but they don't even show fencing, show jumping, or pistol shooting in prime time, why would they want to show a combination all at once? That's like taking three naps at once. To make it even worse, it looks like a former IOC chairman's son is the Vice President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union. Something smells fishy, and it's not modern pentathletes after they finished the swimming portion of their event.
Now wrestling has to compete with a handful of other sports for the IOC's final 26th slot. Why are they doing this to wrestling? It has to campaign for itself like a crass actress trying to get herself an Oscar (we're looking at you Melissa Leo) or fight to the death like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (Oh, I would watch a Hunger Games Olympic event!). The other events it has to pin into submission to make it back into medal contention are baseball (and softball for ladies), karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding, and wushu. These would join the aforementioned "core 25" athletics: rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing, and volleyball.
Come on, if we're choosing between roller blading (or roller derby) or another Eastern martial arts competion (that's wushu, which is not just a kind of pork) wrestling is the clear favorite! And one of those events isn't even a game, it's a root vegetable served in the fall. Wrestling is ancient. It's agressive. It makes for great pictures. It keeps all of our blond Mid-western men out of trouble when they could be off tipping cows or lighting corn fields on fire or something. Don't get rid of wrestling! Please.
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We have our Rose, Lissa, and Dimitri!
Fans of the Vampire Academy series and the upcoming film adaptation of the first novel were anxiously awaiting a mystery announcement teased after the official Facebook page for the movie hit over 250,000 fans. And as promised, the casting announcement for the three leads was released Friday afternoon, as well as a name change. The first movie will now be called Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, which is the title of the German version of the series.
Zoey Deutch will portray main character Rose Hathaway, Lucy Fry will play Lissa Dragomir, and Danila Kozlovsky will take on Dimitri Belikov. All three are relative newcomers: Deutch had a role on the CW show Ringer as Sarah Michelle Gellar's stepdaughter Juliette, Fry was on H20: Just Add Water, and Kozlovsky is a Russian superstar but unknown in the US.
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As a big fan of Richelle Mead's series myself, I was torn between these choices for the leads. While I appreciate the relative unknown status of the three (this is going to be a large franchise with six books, and it's better to start with a clean slate than go the route of casting Cedric Diggory as Edward Cullen...), I'm still unsure on the casting of Deutch as Rose for a couple reasons. First, she's isn't that unknown. Before her role on Ringer, she was also a big part of Disney Channel's Suite Life On Deck's final season, as well as in the upcoming movie Beautiful Creatures. But the major issue I have with Deutch is that she is too delicately pretty. Rose Hathaway is an infamous dhampir (half human, half vampire bodyguard-in-training), fierce, tough, and deadly with a fiery personality to boot. She is described as a curvy, exotic Turkish/Irish mixture. This gives her long, dark hair and tan olive skin. Rose can take down any opponent in a physical fight, whether it's another dhampir, a human male twice her size, or a Strigoi (an undead evil vampire with inhuman strength). Deutch does not exude that same strength that makes Rose who she is. You can't fake that kind of inherent toughness. Rose can intimidate anyone with just a threat of violence because her reputation is so well-known. I'm not confident that Deutch portray that.
As for Princess Lissa, Rose's best friend and the last remaining Dragomir alive, I don't have any problems with Fry. She has the exact look for Lissa, pale skin for a Moroi (the good, living vampires), light blonde hair, and a kind, gentle demeanor. Lissa is elegant and polite, the sweet to balance Rose's spicy. Let's just hope she can hide her Australian accent well, as Lissa is of Romanian descent.
The last of the main three is Dimitri, Rose's mentor. In the books, he is described as a god, the best of all the dhampirs. Deadly, yet with a gentle side that hardly ever comes out, Dimitri is supposed to be an enormous 6 foot 7, made of muscles, with shoulder-length hair and never without a long, black, leather jacket/duster. And the most important aspect is his Russian descent, as he speaks with a slight accent. And this is why I'm torn on the casting of Kozlovsky. As a native Russian, he will bring authenticity to the role, but physically he just doesn't strike an imposing figure. He doesn't have the kind of presence that you immediately notice and fear.
Back when I was dreamcasting VA, I thought perhaps Supernatural's Jared Padalecki could fit the bill. He's enormously tall and muscular, he's already got the hairstyle down pat, and we know he can play both the badass good guy and the evil, deadly villain (I won't explain why the latter is necessary to play Dimitri, no spoilers here!). All he needed was a little coaching on the accent.
But despite all the fans' complaints, celebrations, groans, and squeals, Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters has been cast, and for better or worse we have our main characters. Daniel Waters, who wrote the iconic Sundance comedy Heathers, has written the script and his brother, Mean Girls helmer Mark Waters, will direct the film. Casting is in full swing for a summer shoot.
What do you think of the casting? Are you happy with our Rose, Lissa, and Dimitri? What do you think of the name change? Hit the comments below and let us know how you feel!
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"We were very fortunate (receiving gifts). We used everything too. And then I found a wonderful company, Baby2Baby, that if something didn't work for Olive we were able to donate it to them and they give to families in need." New mum Drew Barrymore made sure none of the gifts she received for her daughter Olive went to waste.