Keira Knightley and her boyfriend of five years, Rupert Friend, have broken up. Of the break up, her father told The Sun, in true British form, "But that's the way things go, unfortunately. The only option is to get on with things." - US
And on that note, Sting and his wife of 18 years Trudie Styler, are profiled in this month's Harper's Bazaar and they say that one of their secrets to their long-lasting relationship is being apart. "Being apart juices the relationship," Trudie says. It also disgusts everyone. - NYP
Oprah says depression from the failure of her 1998 film, Beloved, made her eat 30 pounds of Mac 'N' Cheese. That's three Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom babies. - US
Peter Fonda found a dead guy. - TMZ
The Scottish actor has been dating Moffett, who is the daughter of another former Doctor Who, Peter Davison, since she appeared on the time-travelling TV show in 2008.
The pair is now planning to marry on New Year's Day 2012, reports Britain's The Sun.
A source tells the publication, "They are besotted with each other and can't wait to tie the knot."
The actress will be pitched against the Twilight star and the Glee student as part of the Celebrity Cookie Challenge in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday (04Nov10).
The bake sale contest at the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Roscoe Village will be streamed live over the internet and will see the stars compete to raise the most cash for the Cookies for Kids' Cancer organisation, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The racetrack ace has spent the last seven years hiding behind a dark-visored crash helmet as The Stig on hit British TV show Top Gear.
He was forced to keep his identity a secret until earlier this month (Sep10), when the BBC failed to obtain an injunction preventing publication of The Stig's autobiography.
Opening up about his experience, Collins insists he was devoted to remaining masked but claims TV chiefs did little to reward his hard work.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "From the start of my time on Top Gear, I'd gone to every possible effort to ensure I wasn't discovered. I'd wear a balaclava to work and learned to hide my car. It was pretty intense. Between filming, I'd stay in the suit. When it came to food, I ate in a hut by myself. There was one key (race) when it became clear where my future lay... It was one of my dreams but... it was spelled out to me that I was expendable.
"I'd given the show my all. The money per episode was a tenth of what people suggested and my contract was often two or three months at a time. I'd have to pay for my own insurance and didn't even have a pension - yet the BBC were making millions from merchandising... Yet (Top Gear executive producer) Andy (Wilman) has since said I was the same as a Dalek (Doctor Who character) or the (U.K. children's TV show) Blue Peter dog."
The Love Actually star was approached to appear in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel but was forced to reject the offer because he is still under contract to play Dr Watson on the BBC's series Sherlock.
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "It was one of the most difficult decisions of his career. MGM, who are making the film, only got a formal offer over in the last couple of weeks.
"It was too late for Martin because he had already signed up for another series of Sherlock. It was agonising but he had no other choice."
Director Peter Jackson is said to be searching for an unknown to take the role.
When the early reviews of Inception began flowing onto the Internet out of LA over a week ago, there seemed to be a growing consensus that Christopher Nolan’s film, which is about a team of criminals whose specialty is accessing the information people store inside their subconscious via their dreams, was too smart for audiences and that its marketing team was having a hard time selling it to middle America. At first I actually wanted this to be true. I wanted Warner Bros. to have spent over $160 million on a science fiction film that wasn’t a remake, a sequel or based on a line of toys from the ‘80s. I wanted to believe that they had somehow been tricked into funding the type of movie that Hollywood so rarely takes a risk on.
Then I saw the movie and was instantly dissuaded of the notion. Sure, it’s a highly intelligent movie and one of the best science fiction films a studio like Warner Bros. has ever been involved with, but too smart? Too hard for people to understand? Are they going to flee from it in theaters like movie goers did in the olden days the first time they saw a moving train on the big screen and thought it was actually going to burst through the screen and kill them? No, I doubt it.
There will obviously be people who don’t understand the movie fully, but that’s true of almost any movie. The fact that some people are as dumb as fence post is not evidence that Inception is rocket science that’s too fancy-pants for folks in the midwest. If anything, I think it’s a testament to Nolan’s storytelling abilities that a film this dense in ideas that are often seen and not explained is as relatable, emotional and communicative as it is. That said, the WB may still be having a harder time marketing the film than I realized.
I’ve always been a film geek. I’m the kind of person whose internal calendar is anchored by film release dates. So for someone like me, Inception has loomed large on my horizon ever since it was announced that Nolan would be making it before returning to the Batman franchise. I know that most people aren’t that obsessive about movies, though. If you check your average Joe Schmoes’ Facebook profile, I guarantee one of the hobbies will be movies, but if you asked them when Tron Legacy was coming out, they’d have no clue. But chances are pretty good they are at least aware of the movie, that it’s coming out at some point in the near future.
After seeing Inception, though, I had a conversation that blew my mind more than the movie did. A friend from my old hometown was asking what I was up to. I told him I had just gotten back from a screening of Inception. His response? “What’s Inception?” It boggled my mind that he didn’t know. I wanted to shove his face in the trailer like he had done something wrong, like he was a pet who had gone to the bathroom on the living room rug.
Eventually once I talked him through it, once I explained that it was the new movie from the guy who made The Dark Knight and that it starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon Levitt, he recalled vaguely knowing what it was, but he had no clue what it was about. The last part didn’t stand out to me - before seeing it myself I vaguely knew what it was about, but that’s because I had avoided everything since the first theatrical trailer for the film - but I was kind of stunned that someone like him, a geek who is definitely more into movies that Joe Facebook, didn’t instantly register that Inception was the new movie from The Dark Knight guy starring DiCaprio.
At the very least I would assume that’s what the WB’s marketing team could sell the movie as, but I guess it’s a harder sell than I imagined. However, regardless of how hard it is to build advanced hype outside of the normal movie buff circles, I still don’t think Inception is too smart for audiences. I do think they’ll get it. I do think they’ll realize that there is something special about this movie, something daring and unique and extremely different from all the other mediocre crap they’ve seen this summer (and it truly has been a mediocre summer, Inception being the first major exception). And I do think that there are enough people like me, who know exactly why they should see the movie, to turn out opening weekend and then tell all their friends to go see it.
I refuse to believe otherwise. I refuse to accept the idea that it is too smart for people, that they’ll walk out of theater oblivious to how beautiful and rare the movie-going experience they just had is. I refuse to believe that Inception is bound to be another Blade Runner; another sci-fi classic destined to only be appreciated later in its lifespan because it was either too long or too dark or too whateverwhatever to fit people’s mood at the time. I refuse to believe those things because I flat out do not want to accept a future where Hollywood learns the exact opposite of the lesson they should learn from Inception; that risking big money on big, original ideas can pay off in huge ways.
Oh, and let’s not forget the lesson that not every movie under the sun needs to be in 3D. Hell, that may actually be the most important lesson of all.
The former supermodel has been ordered to undergo regular testing, along with her ex-husband Peter Brant, as part of the pair's messy divorce proceedings and ongoing custody battle over their three children.
Seymour was forced back to court in Connecticut after she missed a scheduled drug test while she was enjoying a sun-soaked vacation in St. Barts with two of her kids in March (10).
The 40 year old claimed she did not see emails which asked her to meet with a doctor who had been sent to her hotel to perform the test.
The judge did not find Seymour in contempt, but warned her not to miss future tests, according to the New York Post.
Brant's lawyers, who have previously expressed concerns about Seymour's alleged problem with prescription pills, have now asked the judge to order the star to give up alcohol as well.
The former couple is due back in court in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday (28Jun10).
'Steven Spielberg' is one of those names that has such cachet that we sit up and take notice any time he does, well, anything. Although Spielberg's last project was 2008's disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, his latest, War Horse, looks to hearken back to the tone of his 1987 Empire of the Sun with its war-torn setting and human drama.
War Horse - the story of the friendship between a boy (Joey) and his horse, who is sold to the British army during the First World War (the horse, not the boy) - boasts an impressive international cast, with Jeremy Irvine (formerly of the National Youth Theatre) playing the young horse owner, Emily Watson (Gosford Park, Cold Souls) playing his mother, and Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, Children of Men) his father. Niels Arestrup (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) plays the grandfather of a young French girl (Celine Buckens) who takes Joey in.
Other renowned members of the cast include Tom Hiddleston (to play Loki in Thor and the upcoming Avengers movie), Rainer Bock (Inglorious Basterds), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), and Stephen Graham (Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies and Al Capone in the upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire). Rounding out the ensemble are Nicolas Bro, Leonard Carow, Robert Emms, and David Kross.
War Horse is being adapted by Lee Hall, the writer behind Billy Elliot, and Richard Curtis from the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Expect War Horse to hit theaters August 10, 2011.
Source: Empire Online
The catwalk beauty was enjoying acts including Jay-Z and Spandau Ballet at the event on the U.K. island when she learned her beloved father Peter had been admitted to hospital.
Moss' entrepreneur pal Sir Philip Green arranged for a helicopter to fly the model back to the mainland - and on Sunday (13Jun10), Moss is said to have headed home to see her dad.
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Kate's dad is making progress but he was very shaken. Kate had already left on the ferry for the Isle Of Wight when she found out but she was calling to check how he was. Sir Philip had a helicopter ready in case she needed to make a sharp exit."
Source: Omnilab Media, The Jim Henson Company
In a joint announcement by Omnilab Media's Christopher Mapp and The Jim Henson Company's Lisa Henson, Australian based Omnilab Media is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company to bring the fantasy sequel Power of the Dark Crystal to the big screen in stereoscopic 3D.
Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig, writers and directors of Undead and most recently, Daybreakers, have come aboard to direct the screenplay written by Australian Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!, Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet) based on an original script by Annette Duffy and David Odell. The legendary fantasy artist Brian Froud will reprise his role as conceptual designer of the film, which will use a mix of live action and traditional puppetry combined with visual and special effects produced entirely in Australia. Omnilab-affiliated Iloura (Where the Wild Things Are, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) has already begun work on the film's complex CGI elements. With this team in place, next steps will be to secure worldwide distribution.
Michael Spierig said, "We feel a tremendous amount of responsibility in telling this story with the same meticulous care that Jim Henson and Frank Oz gave the 1982 original." Added Peter Spierig, "This is a chance to take the world of puppetry into the modern age by using modern techniques (like motion capture CGI) and the tried and true methods (like puppetry and animatronics) to create a one hundred percent real world that is unique to The Dark Crystal."
Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.