Actress Kate Bosworth's teenage stepdaughter is on her way to becoming a pop sensation - 15-year-old Jasper, whose dad is the star's new husband Michael Polish, has just released her first single, titled Angel.
"I don't think that Halloween is about being too slutty or too sexy. I think it's about committing to your costume. In the past, I think my favorite costume was being a bottle of Tabasco. I felt like it was my most creative moment. It was a lot of fun." Supermodel Kate Upton on keeping it classy for the upcoming costume-filled holiday.
Singer Kate Bush has shown off her doodling skills by designing the cover art for rock magazine Mojo's 20th birthday edition. The music bible celebrates the milestone next month (Nov13) and to celebrate, editors have solicited contributions from veteran stars including Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, John Lydon, Steven Tyler, and Buddy Guy describing their memories of entering their third decade.
Wuthering Heights hitmaker Bush provided a white and grey sketch in a note of congratulations to the publication's bosses - and they have used the image for the cover of next month's edition.
The doodle features four balloons spelling out 'Mojo', with the handwritten message: "Glad to see you've still got your Mojo after 20 years. With love, Kate."
Actress Kate Hudson and her fiance Matt Bellamy celebrated Halloween early at the weekend (26Oct13) by staging a Game Of Thrones-themed costume party in Los Angeles. The couple opened up its Pacific Palisades home, which was decorated to look like a Game of Thrones set, for the star-studded bash and dressed up as a wildling woman from the fantasy TV series and Kit Harington's character Jon Snow.
Hudson's mum Goldie Hawn and her longtime partner Kurt Russell came dressed in traditional German attire, while the hosts' pal Bradley Cooper arrived on a motorbike dressed as a gorilla, with his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.
Also attending the bash were new parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel, who dressed up as horror movie icon Elvira and creepy Rocky Horror Picture Show character Riff Raff.
Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, Johnny Knoxville, Larry David, Martin Short, Russell Simmons and Chloe Sevigny were also among the guests.
Big Sur stars Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas were caught off guard when they found love on the set of the movie. The stars play a loved-up couple in the movie, and it seems romance was in the air - as the project served as a catalyst for their real-life romances - Bosworth fell for director Michael Polish and Lucas started dating writer Ciencin Henriquez. Both couples have since wed.
Lucas tells U.S. TV breakfast show Today, "The kind of interesting thing about this movie is this movie created two relationships. Kate fell in love with the director, Michael, and they ended up getting married and my wife and I fell in love during the making of this movie and (had a) son."
Bosworth and Polish began dating in 2011, shortly after her relationship with True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard ended, and the couple wed in August (13). Lucas wed his girlfriend in March (13).
The actress explains it was not awkward to work with her future husband on the film.
She says, "I've always admired his work and I signed onto this film because I'm such a fan of his, such a fan that I never wanted to leave his side ever again...
"We have such a natural way to work with each other that it doesn't get in the way, it doesn't hinder anything, it just adds to it."
On the heels of his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon appearance earlier this week, Edward Norton continued his promo tour of nothing by hosting the 4th episode of season 39 of Saturday Night Live. With upcoming films slated for 2014 release, Norton was seemingly making his SNL hosting debut just because, even if Lorne Michaels really invited him to do so 13 years ago.
The method actor quipped about his long preparation for SNL, as Alec Baldwin joined him on stage for hosting warmup. Baldwin’s double-take lesson provided the punch, “Ok, that’s a great take for American History X, which you were hilarious in by the way.” This was sufficient for a successful monologue and for a minute it seemed like they’d avoid cameo overload. Then Miley Cyrus popped up as if she had been smoking weed in her dressing room since her hosting gig earlier this month. Other than offering some mildly humorous host hints, the Baldwin and Cyrus cameos did little more than say, “at least we’re promoting something.”
This week Kate McKinnon opened the show strong, portraying the Secretary of Health, taking on the simple yet topical premise of Obamacare failing to understand how the Internet works. McKinnon sets the tone for a successful opener with simple troubleshooting tips like, “For example, have you tried restarting your computer?” Her timing takes the sharpest shape when she starts rattling off other links on healthcare.gov, such as Kayak.com (to fly to Canada) and “a number of doctor themed pornographic websites that should help you pass the time."
While Bobby Moynihan’s portrayal of a bat-swinging IT guy elicits huge laughs, the success of the cold open relies on McKinnon’s stellar delivery. This early in the season, McKinnon has proven more than worthy of such responsibility. But aside from a killer opener, McKinnon’s talents seemed largely underutilized in this week’s episode.
This left room for Nasim Pedrad to shine in several sketches, mostly stealing the show as a flippant kid speaking in favor of van rides and candy from strangers. Later in the show she drew more laughs than anyone in a 12 Years a Slave-inspired sketch with only a dance and facial expression.
Impressive showings from both McKinnon and Pedrad can cause conflicting theories about who will be the next Kristen Wiig heir apparent SNL ingenue. Considering their individual talent, it seems unfair to have to choose. If anything, it’s shocking that the writers have not created more conditions for these two powerhouses to play off of each other. The right recurring team of those two would thrive, serving both the show and their individual careers. Get on that, ladies.
The first few sketches were largely dependent on performances from Kenan Thompson, Pedrad, McKinnon, and Norton, making it seem like SNL was using their newbies sparingly. During a Wes Anderson horror trailer parody, Noël Wells showed off her ability to look like any actress ranging from Lena Dunham to Gwyneth Paltrow, but not much else happened for the freshman class.
The first real rookie risk taken was several sketches in, with Brooks Wheelan playing an excitable hillbilly with “critter control.” The new featured player comfortably played off Norton, without much of a glaring difference between their comfortability performing. The start of the sketch introduces a common clash of context premise, with the unprofessional critter control specialists in a professional office environment. The possibility that this could be a recurring character for Wheelan is killed off in the end, along with the characters themselves. But it did exhibit Wheelan’s comfort level alongside the pros, as well as the show’s willingness to take a chance on his performance abilities.
Michael O’Brien had the most face time, playing main roles in two sketches. Like Wheelan, O’Brien performed alongside Norton without seeming rattled. First as a shortsighted criminal misusing Norton’s Rain Man-like autism for simple counting, and later as a horny yet virginal waiter. If O’Brien and Wheelan appear to be getting more traction than their fellow rookies, it’s likely because they are also writers who can develop and pitch ideas for themselves. O’Brien, who has been writing for the show since 2009, will likely have an easier time setting himself apart with more clout and comfortability than other new cast members. After all, he is following in the footsteps of Jason Sudeikis and Tina Fey, who were both promoted from writers to cast members.
Weekend Update began with Seth Meyers proving they did not use up all his healthcare.gov jokes in the opening sketch, but the biggest laugh came when he brought up Kim Kardashian’s recent engagement. “Kanye West this week asked Kim Kardashian for her brand in marriage.” The best Update jokes reflect what the audience was already thinking, but with funnier phrasing. This joke accomplished such a feat. Cecily Strong continues to hold her own as co-anchor, but with mention of Meyers’ new gig in February (not ice dancing) it’s difficult to imagine her shouldering the responsibility solo.
New Dog, Old Tricks
SNL is the most effective when it taps into a unique irreverence that still leans on tradition. While season 39 is still very new, this episode contained many traditional elements. The show rested on uncomplicated, proven premises at the beginning and end of the the show. First it was the idea that it is adorable when adults portray inappropriate children, and later with assumption that it is equally hilarious when people do not understand what sex looks like. The early sketch was driven by Pedrad and Thompson’s ability to look ridiculous as children, while the sketch about horny yet virginal waiters provided physical comedy. These sketches were not groundbreaking, but were effective in letting the funny overshadow the formula being used.
They also tapped into to common comedic theme of playing the idiot. The school-kid characters, Thompson’s take on Steve Harvey, and Moynihan’s 'Second Hand News' all succeeded in showing that idiots are funniest when they operate like they don’t know they’re stupid. Moynihan’s Update appearance with 'Second Hand News' though funny, went on too long. It also echoed a ignorant news appeal that was utilized by Strong last season as 'The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With At A Party.' In fact, that entire desk piece could have been written for said girl without changing a word. Moments like this are a reminder that SNL may not need to fix what isn’t broken, as long as we’re cool with them recycling what works.
Norton’s humility as a celebrity and strengths as an actor almost allowed him to fall back into the position of ensemble cast member, rather than the center of the episode.This allowed him to be more effective when a sketch actually focused on him. In the last and arguably funniest sketch of the night, Norton plays an eccentric dad going through Halloween candy. His earnest delivery along with support from Moynihan and his son and Aidy Bryant as “Adult Ruth,” was just good old fashioned funny. The sketch succeeds in reminding the audience that SNL does not need to be anything but just that.
Norton’s lack of ego yielded a balanced, straightforward, almost a classic show, that capitalized on this season’s strengths while keeping it simple. At first it seemed like a random guest host choice, but Norton was actually the perfect man for the job. Maybe more hosts should spend 13 years preparing for the role.
Actor Stephen Collins' estranged wife Faye Grant is demanding spousal support from the former 7Th Heaven star amid allegations she has been left virtually penniless following their split last year (13). The 66 year old filed for divorce to end 27 years of marriage in May, 2012, and actress Grant claims she has been unable to find a job after giving up her screen dreams long ago to raise the couple's daughter Kate, who was born in 1989.
Grant, 56, reveals she became accustomed to a lavish lifestyle during their relationship and she has now filed court papers requesting financial help from her ex, who earned at least $1 million (£666,700) per year while they were together, reports TMZ.com.
She is asking for an unspecified amount of spousal support, in addition to half of Collins' bank account, which holds an estimated $6 million (£4 million) from various high-profile acting gigs, including earnings from 7th Heaven and more recent appearances on shows like Revolution, Devious Maids and Scandal.
Grant is also seeking half the value of two luxury properties he owns in Brentwood, California.
British actress Natalie Dormer is hoping her new role as a filmmaker in The Hunger Games sequel will help to keep her out of a corset after portraying historical queens. The sexy star portrayed Anne Boleyn in The Tudors and Elizabeth in Madonna's W.E. as well as Victoria in Heath Ledger's period drama Casanova, and now she's keen to play modern and futuristic roles.
She tells WENN, "I have played royalty, but, like Kate Winslet or Helena Bonham Carter, I very much believe that I can depart from that in the future and challenge those perceptions of me. I think I'm doing that with things like The Counsellor and The Hunger Games, which I'm so chuffed (happy) to be part of."
And Dormer is playing down reports she comes from a long line of aristocrats, insisting online information about her background is false: "It's one of these fabricated Wikipedia facts that is completely false. I don't know my heritage at all; I've never traced it! There was a woman, called Jane Dormer, in the Royal Court who happened to have the same family name as me, but I think that's as far as it goes."
Sir Paul McCartney's new video for Queenie Eye has debuted online with features from an array of stars, who appear as ghosts in the studio as the former Beatle records the track at Abbey Road Studios in London. Johnny Depp appears seated at the feet of McCartney's piano, listening to the tune on his headphones, while his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss dances on the instrument as the room fills up with celebrities.
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Sean Penn, Gary Barlow, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Jude Law all soak up the atmosphere in the fabled studio space, while British funnyman James Corden can't contain himself as he dances around.