Singer Lisa Marie Presley is adamant her actress daughter Riley Keough would never date Robert Pattinson, because she is "best friends" with the Twilight hunk's ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart. Reports surfaced in June (13) suggesting Elvis Presley's granddaughter had embarked on a romance with the Brit after they were purportedly photographed together in Los Angeles, just weeks after Pattinson and Stewart were rumoured to have called off their three-year relationship for good.
A representative for Keough denied the allegations and insisted she was not the girl featured in the pictures, and now her mother Lisa Marie has made it clear the relationship speculation was completely unfounded.
Addressing the claims during an appearance on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (17Oct13), Lisa Marie said, "I will say who she's not with... and that is a complete lie, and the silliest thing I've ever heard, is that she was with Robert Pattinson, because she and Kristen Stewart are like best friends. So that was the craziest rumour that I will put to bed... That was not true."
Keough, who struck up a friendship with Stewart on the set of their 2010 biopic The Runaways, has since been spotted back with her former fiance Alex Pettyfer.
Australian singer Sia has hit back at online reports suggesting she is dating Twilight actor Robert Pattinson. The pair was rumoured to be romantically linked after they were spotted attending a Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concert in Pasadena, California last Sunday (28Jul13) before heading out for drinks together later that week (beg29Jul13).
However, the bisexual singer/songwriter took to her Twitter.com account on Saturday (03Aug13) to deny the rumours, writing, "As much as I love d**k, I'm not dating (Robert Pattinson). Can I go back to being completely irrelevant now?"
Pattinson has previously been mistakenly linked to Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough and pop star Katy Perry following his split from actress Kristen Stewart earlier this year (13).
A representative for Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough has denied rumours she has started dating Robert Pattinson following his split from Kristen Stewart. The Twilight couple parted ways for good earlier this year (13) after briefly giving its relationship another try following Stewart's "momentary indiscretion" with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
The British hunk sparked speculation of a new romance after he was photographed driving in Los Angeles on Sunday (30Jun13) with a woman purported to be Keough - but now a spokesperson for Stewart's former Runaways co-star has shut down the claims.
Her rep tells JustJared.com, "Riley isn't dating Rob. And I can confirm that Riley was not photographed at all this weekend."
Keough, the actress daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, was last said to be engaged to Magic Mike star Alex Pettyfer, although reports suggest the couple also split in early 2013.
Right in the middle of all the ruckus about pout queen Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson, her Twilight costar, boyfriend, and imaginary cuddle toy of millions of young ladies, Hollywood plopped another leading man right into her lap. It's stripper Alex Pettyfer. And he's even cuter than Kristen's last bit of man candy.
According to Variety, Alex, whose abs made more of an impact on Magic Mike than his acting did, is in final negotiations to play Stewart's love interest in Cali, a grimy action picture where they play a couple that sells a fake snuff film (a porno where someone is killed at the end, for all the non-pervs out there) and take off with a ton of money. Sounds sunny and uplifting!
At least when they're playing lovers, she'll have a reason to cuddle up next to Alex (and his abs) without alerting the tabloids. Alex, another Brit, does have a history of sleeping with costars, like his ex, Diana Agron from Some Crappy Movie About Aliens No One Saw, and his fiance and Magic Mike cohort Riley Keough. But Riley is Elvis' granddaughter so, sorry KStew, but until you are the heiress to a blue suede shoe fortune, you're probably out of luck. And director Nick Cassavetes is like 50-something so there's no way Kristen will be getting her Cali Roll on with him like she was with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. That's got to be a relief for Rob. Now, if only all these directors could do something about her ever-present pout?
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Moneyball is a movie about baseball...but it's not a sports movie.
Grouping the latest film from star Brad Pitt with heartwarming Americana it-all-comes-down-to-the-big-game films doesn't quite make sense—no matter how much Pitt looks like Kevin Costner or Robert Redford. Moneyball is an underdog tale of a different kind one that questions the enchantment of the game rather than embraces it. While a film driven by sports statistics and business may sound drab Moneyball manages to discover its own unique sentimentality thanks to strong performances and a restrained style.
We pick up with Billy Beane (Pitt) GM for the Oakland A's after yet another disastrous season. Surrounded by aging scouts convinced of their ability to hone in on a player's intangible skills the keen manager grapples with the loss of his best players a recruiting budget dwarfed by his competitors and no solution in sight. After all baseball is a game of the coin—buy the talent buy the wins buy the championship. Wheeling and dealing across the country Beane realizes the A's need a new strategy or they'll be forever at the bottom. He finds that innovation in Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) a statistics wiz who introduces Beane to the baseball equivalent of counting cards: the theory of sabermetrics.
Thankfully watching and enjoying Moneyball doesn't require an extensive background in math as Beane allows the stuffy subdued Brand do the number-crunching. Much like writer Aaron Sorkin's Oscar-winning The Social Network the script (co-written with Schindler's List and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo writer Steve Zallian) pulls back the curtain on a complicated process but makes it easily digestible and more importantly emotional. Beane puts his job and reputation on the line for Brand's theory which boils down to the idea that all you need to win a baseball game is runs. Who needs star players when MLB rejects can make it to home base?
Pitt's depiction of the real life Beane isn't a showy star performance—but it's one of his best to date. The character is reserved and hushed; he explodes when the gravity of his situation hits a boiling point but quickly pulls himself back into professional mode. In order for Beane to enact Brand's plan he has to de-romanticize a game that means everything to him. Beane goes to great lengths to remind himself that baseball can't be fun—he doesn't watch the games he commands his team to hear the sorrow-filled silence of a loss and he emphasizes that no matter how many games he wins the only one that matters is the last. Beane keeps this light and cool with his co-workers but underneath—where Pitt shines—he struggles.
While Moneyball is Pitt's show his ensemble of co-stars deliver equally impressive work. Hill plays against type keeping his usual fast-talking humor in his back pocket and letting the larger-than-life Pitt properly wow him. Philip Seymour Hoffman appears briefly as the A's manager Art Howe who butts heads with Beane over the direction of the team. What could have been a surface-level villainous role is elevated by Hoffman who makes the old school way of thinking sound perfectly reasonable.
The film directed by the Oscar-nominated Bennett Miller (Capote) is slow and methodical paving the way for exhilarating moments between Pitt and Hill as they juggle phone calls fire off statistics educate their players and compile the misfit team. Miller intertwines flashbacks of Beane's early career and real life footage into the main narrative capitalizing on a variety of filmmaking techniques that organically stem from Beane's perspectives. This isn't squeaky clean Hollywood filmmaking but it's slick. Mychael Danna's score stands out as a thrilling companion to the visuals ethereal tunes that add a touch of humanity to a bookish drama.
Moneyball isn't this year's Field of Dreams or The Natural or Little Big League but it is great drama. Compelling and sweet the film takes a relatively unknown aspect of a well-known sport and turns it into something grand. Baseball's always made for a great life metaphor but Moneyball shows us one we've never seen before.
Her name may be difficult to remember, but her talents are unforgettable. Wendi McLendon-Covey, the harried housewife who played behind Kristen Wiig in the supreme comedy Bridesmaids, will be expanding in Steven Soderbergh's stripper-themed comedy/drama Magic Mike.
The film has earned notoriety both for its provocative subject matter and for its rapidly growing cast of stars. Included are Channing Tatum (also a producer), upon whose teenaged experiences as an exotic dancer this movie is based on, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Riley Keough, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, and the most recent addition: Olivia Munn.
Wendi McLendon-Covey has had a career almost exclusively in comedy so far. Although Bridesmaids is perhaps the vehicle from which she is springing to stardom, the actress has been a fixture in comedy television series (especially the particularly offbeat) for many years. Her most recognizeable television role comes from Reno 911, on which she played Deputy Clementine Johnson. She also played a desperate matchmaker who has been dating a married man for over twenty years in the short-lived comedy series Lovespring International.
All this considered, the actress' role (as of yet unspecified) will probably be one heavily productive of comedy. McLendon-Covey's best characters are ones not completely "in control" or "satisfied with their situations." Considering the setting is the underworld of stripping, there's probably going to be a lot of opportunity for the comedian to all but lose it.
What with her additional roles several other upcoming films (the also hypercast pregnancy comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, the "open-relationship" comedy Sleeping Around, and the Dweezil Zappa-starring, not-volkswagon-related Fully Loaded), we can hope that this is the start to a long line of films featuring this indubitably talented performer.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Studio bosses are looking to cast the actress in the lead role of their upcoming fantasy film, Snow White and the Huntsman, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Charlize Theron has already been cast as the evil queen, while Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender have both been linked to the Huntsman role.
Actresses including Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning are said to have auditioned for the part of Snow White but producers are holding out for Stewart.
It would be Stewart's first project with a major studio since shooting to fame as Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise. She has since starred in a number of low budget independent movies including The Runaways and Adventureland.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Well, we don't know yet. Now that Universal has found their huntsman in Michael Fassbender of Inglourious Basterds fame, and Charlize Theron is closing in on the evil queen role, the verdict’s still out on the young maiden who’ll play thedamsel in distress herself in Snow White and The Huntsman. I’m still heartbroken over the news that both Tom Hardy and Johnny Depp turned down the huntsman role, but alas the show must go on.
Word has it that Elvis Presley’s granddaughter and Dior model, Riley Keough, is testing for the role now. She and two of her The Runaways costars, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, have been considered for the coveted part. It’s starting to look like an affinity for 70s teen girl bands is a prerequisite for being considered for Snow White, but unlike her former costars, she’s got the right brand of story book looks for the fairest fairy tale heroine of them all.
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According to Deadline, Charlize Theron is "hot and heavy" in negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman. At the same time, Relativity’s rival project, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White is wooing Julia Roberts as its Evil Queen. The Heat Vision blog, meanwhile, reports that four relative unknowns are in the running to play Snow White in Universal's take on the tale.
Per Deadline, Michael Fassbender is the frontrunner to play the woodsman in the Universal version for which Theron is being courted at the same time that she's reading the script for Clint Eastwood's Hoover biopic, J. Edgar.
That "Snow White" is from an Evan Daughtery spec script to be directed by Rupert Sanders.
According to Heat Vision, the studio initially thought of going with a name actresses like Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning or Saoirse Ronan. Now, it is said to be leaning towards a relative unknown and is screen testing in the next few days.
On the shortlist are Riley Keough (daughter of Lisa-Marie Presley) who made her film debut in The Runaways; Felicity Jones who plays Miranda in Julie Taymor's The Tempest; Bella Heathcoat, whose major credit is the Australian soap Neighbours and Alicia Vikander, a Swedish TV actress.
Sources caution HV that depending on the tests, the studio can still change its mind and head back to a bigger name.
The Relativity version will be directed by Tarsem Singh from a script by Melisa Wallack.
Both pictures are on the "fastest possible track," says Deadline.
Source: Hollywood Wiretap
Riley Keough, daughter of Lisa-Marie Presley and granddaughter of the King himself, has nabbed a part in the new Mad Max film. Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic franchise, and will pick up the story shortly after where Beyond Thunderdome left off. Miller is producing the project with his Happy Feet collaborator Doug Mitchell. (Yes, the person who directed Mad Max also directed Happy Feet and Babe: Pig In The City. It’s a crazy world.)
Inception star Tom Hardy is stepping into Mel Gibson’s tight leather jacket, and Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult are also set to star in the film. Keough will play one of the “Five Wives”, a group of women who need Max’s protection. Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) play two of the other “Wives”, along with fellow rock star progeny Zoe Kravitz (daughter of Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet).
Keough’s first film role was this year’s The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. But the former model is recently in high demand, shooting The Good Doctor with Orlando Bloom and taking over from Olivia Thirlby in Jack and Diane, both of which will be released in 2011. Mad Max: Fury Road, is set to begin production early next year.