John Mellencamp's 20-year-old son is facing a charge of underage drinking following an incident in Indiana earlier this month (Jul14). Hud Mellencamp was allegedly caught consuming alcohol by Monroe County police on 10 July (14). He has been summoned to appear in Monroe Circuit Court for a hearing on 25 September (14).
It's the latest legal woe for young Mellencamp - he and his 19-year-old brother Speck are heading to trial over accusations they beat up a man last summer (13).
The boys, who are free on bail, are due to attend a pre-trial conference over the felony battery charge in Monroe County on Thursday (24Jul14).
Socialite Paris Hilton was left with a lifelong suspicion of men after the notorious leak of her sex tape.
The hotel heiress was devastated when the intimate footage, showing her romping with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, hit the Internet in 2004, and she later sued him for leaking the tape.
Hilton previously denied rumours that she had consented to the leak to gain publicity for her reality TV show The Simple Life, and now she has revealed the scandal had a huge impact on her and she finds it impossible to trust any man.
Hilton tells Britain's Stella magazine, "It was devastating because that was someone I was with for a few years. I don't think I'll ever be able to fully trust any man again after that. It was just the most hurtful and awful thing that anyone could do to a little girl. I was very young, it wasn't my fault."
Stars including Robert Redford, Whoopi Goldberg, and Francis Ford Coppola gathered in California over the weekend (19-20Jul14) to pay tribute to Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren.
The Italian beauty was honoured at the annual Napa Valley Festival del Sole in Oakville, California on Saturday night (19Jul14), and several Hollywood stars attended the event.
Goldberg recalled how her mother advised her to view Loren as a role model when she first got into acting, and Redford praised the Two Women actress for rising out of her working class roots to become a major movie star.
Apocalypse Now director Ford Coppola raised a few smiles when he told guests he had enrolled on a scholarship at a military academy as a young man and kept his spirits up by pinning a photograph of a young Loren to a wall at his quarters.
Goodfellas actor Robert De Niro and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were among those who sent video tributes to the 79-year-old actress.
Guests were treated to an outdoor performance of a specially-written piece by composer Daniel Brewbaker, followed by a $700 (£411)-a-head dinner. The Bella Italia: A Tribute to Sophia Loren event took place at the Far Niente Winery in Oakville.
British Olympic diver Tom Daley has topped gay magazine Attitude's Hot 100 Sexiest Men list for the second consecutive year, seven months after 'coming out' as a homosexual. The 20-year-old sportsman, who is dating Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, was unveiled as the publication's new cover star at its annual summer party in London on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Daley beats former The X Factor U.K. winner Shayne Ward to claim the title, while acting hunk Zac Efron places third, just ahead of soccer stud David Beckham and British reality star Dan Osborne in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Andrew Fraser, Attitude's Deputy Editor, says, "It's been a big year for Tom Daley. When he made his very moving and personal video last year, where he revealed his relationship with Dustin Lance Black, he not only changed his own life, but will have helped change the lives of countless other young gay people who are starved of role models in the world of film, TV and sport."
In the accompanying interview, Daley admits he would like to pursue a career as a TV presenter once he retires from diving, and opens up about settling down in the near future, saying, "Family is something that has always been really important to me and yes, at some point I would love to marry and have kids."
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The Purge: Anarchy has more ideas than you might expect. But it also has more ideas than it knows what to do with.
Somewhere in the cobbled mess of the second Purge movie to get the green light, there are discussions about class warfare and the oppression of the impoverished. There is even a somewhat earnest attempt to access the psychology of a killer — to tap into what might make an ordinary joe stand up and purge his heart out once a year. There are dissections of the morality behind purging. Is it okay if it's for revenge? Is it okay if it's to level the playing field? Is it okay if we're turning the hounds back on those who released them? Is it ever okay? Lots of questions at bay in The Purge. Lots of ideas.
Unfortunately, none of them are given the attention that they need to blossom into anything truly interesting. Instead, that attention goes (unsurprisingly) to the brutality and tension that spans the length of the movie. As three sets of Purge Night victims (a mother and daughter whose financial distresses are obstinately spelled out at the forefront of the story, an uppity young married couple on the brink of separation, and a well-armed man of mysterious intentions) band together in a feat of survival, we witness efforts so grim and vile that they're inclined to turn a sane viewer off of violent movies for the foreseeable future.
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But we're not quite sure if that's what The Purge: Anarchy wants, opting ultimately for the cathartic joys of the shoot-'em-up climax on which any number of nihilistic blockbusters have relied. In the wake of this incongruity — tapping into the disparate messages of striking back against the tyrannical rich, but also finding compassion and rejecting the urge to purge — we have no idea what The Purge wants us to take away. And that leaves us assuming that it doesn't really want us to take away anything.
So, we're left with the bare bones: 100 minutes of upsetting violence, paper-thin characters, grotesque cinematography, and laughable dialogue. If we can't hang our hats on the occasional interesting point it tries to bring up, we don't have a great deal remaining.
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Actor Rob Brown's racial discrimination lawsuit against bosses of U.S. retail giant Macy's has reportedly ended after the two parties reached an undisclosed settlement. The Treme star filed a class-action complaint against the department store chain last year (13) after alleging he had been handcuffed and questioned by undercover police at the company's New York venue.
Staff had suspected him of using a stolen credit card to buy a $1,350 (£900) watch for his mother, and Brown alleged he was "paraded" through the store like a criminal before being released without charge 45 minutes later.
Now editors at TMZ.com report the actor has settled his case with Macy's bosses.
Court documents reportedly confirm he has reached a settlement "in principle" and the case has been dismissed.
The controversy came in the wake of a similar incident involving a young black man at New York retailer Barneys, which prompted calls for rap mogul Jay Z to pull his holiday collection from the store's shelves, but the 99 Problems hitmaker decided to stick with the venture.
Australian actor John Walton has died at the age of 62. Reports suggest he had been suffering from a long illness, but no further details about his death were available as WENN went to press.
Walton is best known as a TV heartthrob for his role in Australian soap opera The Young Doctors.
He spent two seasons playing Dr. Craig Rothwell in the 1970s, and his former co-star Cornelia Frances has paid tribute to the actor, saying, "We were like a huge family. Of all the handsome doctors he was the most popular. It's so sad. He was such a beautiful man and a giver as an actor and a person. He was just one of the lovely people that you happen to meet and get on with. Everyone loved him. He didn't have an enemy in the world."
Walton also enjoyed roles in Australian shows such as The Sullivans, Home and Away, Blue Heelers and A Country Practice.
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Josh Hutcherson may be best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games trilogy, but he's branching out in some pretty big ways. The actor is starring alongside Benicio Del Toro in Paradise Lost. Del Toro plays the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar (AKA the scariest thing in the movie Blow), and Hutcherson plays the young man insane enough to date Escobar's niece. Get your first look at the upcoming film from Andrea Di Stefano below.
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Back in the summer of 2011, It wasn't easy to envision what a post-Harry Potter world would look like, but we definitely didn't expect to see Daniel Radcliffe with a pair of knobby horns sprouting from his head, seeking revenge for his murdered girlfriend and sporting an American accent. Credulity runs pretty deep around these parts- You need to believe in the unbelievable to watch so many movies - but can we really buy Daniel Radcliffe as a tough guy?
In the new trailer for Horns, which you can watch here, we’re asked to believe just that. In the upcoming horror flick, based on the novel by Joe Hill, Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, who after a rough night of heavy drinking wakes up with horns protruding from his head. While rather unsightly, the horns do give Ig the ability to get people to confess their deepest, darkest sins, and Ig uses this newfound ability to discover who raped and killed his girlfriend, a crime of which he was accused. This supernatural mystery sounds interesting, but so much of the film's success will be hinged on Radcliffe and his ability to play a tough guy. A classic anti-hero, Ig fosters a deep need for revenge coursing through him. A darkness ready to erupt. And from what we've seen of Radcliffe via his filmography, we're not sure the young Gryffindor has it in him.
Now, Radcliffe is an intensely likable human being. He's almost supernaturally affable. And over his stints in the theater, both Broadway and London’s West End, he’s developed into a fine young actor. He’s absolutely stuffed with charm and affability, but he still doesn’t have that hard edge to him that makes us think he could be believable as a man seeking bloody revenge for his lost love.
With all that said, it is an actor's job to throw away who they are and morph into someone new, and it would be unfathomably silly to not give Radcliffe the benefit of the doubt. He's impressed us before and we wouldn't want to see the actor typecast in soft and sensitive roles for the rest of his career. Radcliffe has the ability to be so much more than just Harry Potter, and you can almost feel the actor trying his best to break away from the character that has come to define him. Let's hope that Horns is a showcase for the actor's diverse range. Hopefully, the boy that lived can finally die away.
It's safe to say that Marvel's sale to Disney hasn't changed the comic book company's game plan with regards to its superhero movies. Tony Stark, thankfully, isn't taking surprise trips to Disneyland in the Iron Man sequels. In fact, those not clued into the industry might not have even noticed that the House of Mouse on the House of Ideas had even merged at all. Now enter Disney's Big Hero 6, which seems to be the first real glimpse of cinematic collaboration between the two media giants. Take one of Marvel's lesser-known D-list superhero teams, sprinkle some CG Disney magic on top, and here we have a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The story follows Hiro Hamada, a young robotics genius who must team up with his gaggle of nerdy friends to save the Franken-titled city of San Fransokyo. By Hiro's side is Baymax, a peaceful nurse robot juiced up with armor and other crime fighting upgrades. The trailer is cute and charming in that Disney way, but there's also glimpses of the standard high-flying Marvel superheroics.
There are plenty of great physical gags stemming from the fact that Baymax is really just a giant white blubbery balloon... thing. Since Marvel's Avengers universe seems to be getting darker and less kid-friendly by the minute (The Winter Soldier literally threw that one guy in front of a freakin' truck in the last Captain America), Big Hero 6 might be a nice stopgap for young kids looking to release some adrenaline, but not looking for daily nightmares of Sebastian Stan.