Meet the Belchers
They are the ideal American family. Two parents, three kids, all happy to be together. They dance, they sing, they express themselves. If you think The Simpsons are the best cartoon family on TV, just take a look at how honest and loving the Belchers are. From the parents: Bob (Baw-by) and Linda, to kids Tina, Gene, and Louise, the Belchers are basically the dream team when it comes to family. They all bring their A-game.
1. As sisters, Louise and Tina have learned how to express their feelings:
2. Gene understands that it’s important to be honest as well:
3. Linda teaches her daughters (and Gene) the most valuable life lessons:
4. In the Belcher family, it’s totally cool to say whatever is on your mind:
5. Dancing is how they bring their family together:
6. Tina is easily one of the most charming people in the world:
7. She is also the perfect role model for her younger siblings:
8. The whole family is very accepting:
9. Linda does not get drunk:
10. But Bob does, only to be fun:
11. The kids are able to give their parents advice:
12. The whole family can respect each other’s house rules:
13. Bob and Linda are very informed and prepared parents:
14. Sometimes, they even all cuddle together in bed as a family:
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Christina Aguilera has spoken of her pride after welcoming a baby girl named Summer Rain on Saturday (16Aug14). The Beautiful singer gave birth to her second child at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend (16-17Aug14), and she has now reached out to fans to express her delight after becoming a mother again.
In a post on Twitter.com, Aguilera reveals the baby's name, writing, "So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world..."
Summer Rain is Aguilera's first child with fiance Matt Rutler. She also has a six-year-old son, Max, from her first marriage to Jordan Bratman.
The arty and bizarre Duran Duran concert movie David Lynch directed for a live streaming event in 2011 is to be released to cinemas for one night only. The film, shot at Los Angeles' Mayan Theatre and featuring guest appearances by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Kelis, among others, will hit the big screen at 300 theatres across the U.S. on 10 September (14).
Lynch has re-edited the film while the band has remixed the audio for the upcoming release.
The original film was shot as part of the American Express Unstaged series that pairs musicians with filmmakers.
Meanwhile, Duran Duran have recently started work on the follow-up to All You Need is Now with producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson.
Little-known Canadian actor Izaak Smith and industry newcomer Chattrisse Dolabaille have been respectively cast as producer Timbaland and rapper Missy Elliott in a new TV biopic based on the life of tragic R&B star Aaliyah. Nickelodeon regular Alexandra Shipp recently stepped in to replace Zendaya Coleman as the late Try Again hitmaker for the film project, and now TV bosses have found the people they want to play Aaliyah's music mentors.
Smith previously appeared in 2010's Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2012's Mirror, Mirror, while Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will mark Dolabaille's professional acting debut.
However, the latest casting decisions have not gone down well with many fans, who have taken to Twitter.com to express their disappointment, insisting slim and light-skinned Dolabaille, in particular, looks nothing like Elliott, who was previously known for her short stature and heavy frame.
One Twitter user wrote, "Whoever is doing the castings for @lifetimetv needs to be fired with the quickness (sic)... Did you even try with the Missy Elliott casting? Like you know she's like seven shades darker with hips right? #LifetimeCastings", while another joked, "Lifetime should let (basketball icon) Magic Johnson's son play Missy in the Aaliyah movie @lifetimetv #lifetimecastings".
Lifetime executives have yet to respond to the criticism.
It's not the first time the project's casting directors have come under scrutiny - Coleman faced a similar backlash when she was first picked to play Aaliyah in June (14), before dropping out weeks later.
The biopic has also been blasted by members of Aaliyah's family, who have since announced plans for their own big screen film based on Aaliyah's life story, with singer B. Simone in the lead role.
The singer was just 22 when she died in a plane crash in 2001.
R&B star Ray J has detailed his regret over shooting a sex tape with Kim Kardashian in a new track titled Never Shoulda Did That. The singer famously featured in a sex tape with the reality TV beauty that was made when they were dating in 2003 and subsequently leaked in 2007.
He has now released a new track in which he appears to express his sorrow for making the recording.
In a promo for the song, which was released on Tuesday (29Jul14), he can be heard confessing his regret in the line, "f**king b**ches on camera, never shoulda (sic) did that s**t".
Ray J also admits to taking drugs, getting into brawls and cheating on his girlfriend in the candid track, which frequently repeats the title.
British actress Sally Farmiloe has died aged 60 following a battle with bone and liver cancer. The Howard's Way actress passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday afternoon (28Jul14), surrounded by her family.
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and appeared to have won the battle after undergoing successful chemotherapy. However months later in August, 2013, doctors found the disease had spread to her bones and liver, and she was subsequently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Her agent tells MailOnline that Farmiloe had taken "a turn for the worse" about a month ago (Jun14), adding that she "just faded away. She was very weak and she just went to sleep. She was not in pain and she just slipped away."
Farmiloe made a name for herself as an actress on the hit 1980s drama and with supporting roles in various British films, but it was her secret three-year affair with author and politician Jeffrey Archer that catapulted her to fame in 1999.
Archer tells the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, "After Sally's brave struggle against this terrible disease, I was saddened to hear the news of her death".
Following her first diagnosis with breast cancer, Farmiloe turned author and penned a candid account of her battle in a book titled My Left Boob, with the proceeds going to London's Royal Marsden Hospital and a cancer charity.
In January (14), she told Britain's Daily Express that publishers asked her to write a sequel following the success of the tome, but it is unclear whether Farmiloe finished the book before her death.
She is survived by her husband Jeremy Neville and daughter Jade, as well as adopted daughter, Kat, whom she took in after her mum, Farmiloe's best friend, died of cancer 17 years ago.
Actress Tatum O'Neal took to Twitter.com to express her upset after her son with tennis legend John Mcenroe was arrested on drug charges. Kevin McEnroe was detained by police in New York City on Tuesday night (15Jul14) after he was allegedly caught making a drug transaction.
The 27 year old was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and released without bail after his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon (16Jul14).
O'Neal, who has battled her own drug problems in the past, has since taken to the social networking website to comment on the incident. She tweeted an icon of two hands clasped together in prayer, adding, "Hard day no filter... some days are better than... (sic)."
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The Planet of the Apes franchise has a deep lineage of interesting writers penning different chapters about our future simian overlords. With the latest installment of the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hitting theaters this Friday, we've decided to put the spotlight on the scribes that have brought the ape-ocalypse to life throughout the years.
Rod SterlingFilm: Planet of the ApesNotable Works: The Twilight ZoneRod Sterling was the creator of the legendary sci-fi anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, whose influences continue to touch every inch of modern sci-fi storytelling. Besides The Twilight Zone, Sterling has also written a number of films, including thrillers like The Yellow Canary and Seven Days in March. He also created another anthology series, Night Gallery, which featured stories focusing on horror, supernatural, and macabre elements.
Michael WilsonFilm: Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Lawrence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life, The Bridge on the River KwaiBesides co-writing the first entry of the Planet of the Apes franchise, Michael Wilson wrote an astounding number of cinematic classics, including Lawrence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Bridge on the River Kwai. If Wilson's credits weren't interesting enough, the writer was blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system after being accused of being a communist. During this time, he wrote a number of films overseas. One of which was Salt of the Earth, a film written, produced, and directed by filmmakers blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era.
Paul DehnFilms: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Murder on the Orient ExpressPaul Dehn is the most prolific screenwriter of the franchise, penning scripts for four out of the five original films in the series. Outside of the Planet of the Apes franchise, Dehn has written several spy thrillers including the James Bond film Goldfinger and a film adaptation of John le Carre's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. He also wrote the screenplay for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
John William Corrington and Joyce Hooper CorringtonFilm: Battle for the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: The Omega Man, Boxcar Bertha, General HospitalThis married couple and screenwriting duo has lent its talents to five films over the years. Besides Battle for the Planet of the Apes, they also wrote the screenplay for Omega Man, another apocalyptic film starring Charlton Heston in the lead role, and Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha. The writing team is also known for their work on soap operas, having written for long-running soap staples like General Hospital and One Life to Live.
Lawrence Konner and Mark RosenthallFilm: Planet of the Apes (2001)Notable Works: Mona Lisa Smile, The Sorcerer ApprenticeLawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthall have worked together on a diverse number of projects including Mona Lisa Smile, Star Trek VI, and The Sorcerer Apprentice. They also, funnily enough, penned the script for Mighty Joe Young, another film about primates, but one with far fewer apocalyptic overtones. Lawrence Konner has also written for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire though without his writing partner.
William Broyles Jr.Film: Planet of the Apes (2001)Notable Works: Entrapment, Apollo 13, The Polar Express, Cast AwayWilliam Broyles Jr. is a bona fide A-list Hollywood screenwriter with numerous films under his belt including Jarhead, Unfaithful, The Polar Express, and Cast Away. His script for for Apollo 13 was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the ApesNotable Works: Avatar 3, Jurassic WorldMarried screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver had a handful of films under their belt, but the duo really broke out with their script for 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which revitalized the franchise and earned them a Saturn Award nomination for writing. Ever since, the pair have become a hot commodity for sci-fi blockbusters. Jaffa and Silver were hired to write the upcoming tent-pole films Jurassic World and Avatar 3.
Dance stars Rudimental had to cut short their set at Britain's Glastonbury music festival on Friday (27Jun14) after lightning struck just feet from the stage they were performing on. Clouds began gathering in the skies as the Home hitmakers kicked off their evening gig on the main Pyramid stage and many fans decided to take cover as the rain started to fall.
The wet weather quickly turned into a thunderstorm and organisers decided to cut the power to all the Glastonbury stages and halt the first official day of performances as lightning struck during the band's final track, Waiting All Night.
Rudimental were ushered off stage as a festival official appeared on the platform and urged fans to take cover.
The stars took to their Twitter.com blog after the shortened show to express their gratitude to fans who braved the awful weather, writing, "Thanks for an amazing experience #glasto unfortunately lightning struck the stage and we were forced to finish our set early".
The weather cleared up an hour later and the performances resumed with acts including Lily Allen, Foster The People and Interpol playing as scheduled.
Birthday boy George Michael has given Mariah Carey his personal seal of approval after the R&B superstar recorded a cover of the British singer's 1988 hit One More Try for her new album. Carey included her rendition of One More Try on her latest release, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, and Michael reached out to the beauty via Twitter.com on Wednesday (25Jun14) to express his delight.
He tweeted, "@MariahCarey thank u (sic) for recording One more try. Such an honour 2 (sic) have one of the best voices in the world singing my song. Gorgeous @MariahCarey ...... PS, love the album! Big kiss, The singing Greek."
The note caught the attention of Carey, who admitted she was flattered by the praise, responding: "@GeorgeMichael I'm so honored u (sic) like my rendition of One More Try. You & this song have always meant so much to me. Fan&friend for life".
She later sent a special message to the veteran singer, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday, writing, "@GeorgeMichael P.S. Happy birthday!!!!".
Michael's Twitter exchange with Carey occurred just a day after mutual pal Donatella Versace offered up her take on the song in a review for Vogue.com and claimed the Brit would love the cover.
She wrote, "I can't stop listening to Mariah's rendition of One More Try. George Michael is a great friend and one of my favourite artists, so I never think that anyone can do justice to his music. But I feel that Mariah really understands every word that he has written. At times her voice is angelic, at times pleading and then, towards the end, it goes into a crescendo reaching amazing heights. I'm sure that George would be very proud of Mariah's version of his much-loved song."