Model and actress Kelly Brook and her ex have sparked rumours of a reconciliation after they were spotted dining out in West Hollywood on Wednesday (15Oct14), less than a month after the Piranha 3D star called off their engagement. The former couple has embarked on a war of words online ever since, with Brook's ex David McIntosh suggesting she may have leaked nude shots of him.
McIntosh also released a lengthy statement following the split last month (Sep14), blasting former girlfriend Sarah Harper for going public with false reports of an affair.
And on Wednesday, it appeared Brook, who is in Los Angeles filming a new TV series, is at least willing to listen to her ex.
He took her for dinner at Pace Restaurant, where the couple seemed happy to be back together after all the drama. The pair went clubbing after the meal before returning to Brook's apartment.
Reports suggested the reality TV star had moved on from Brook after he was spotted holidaying in Miami, Florida earlier this month (Oct14) with German model Metisha Schaefer.
Comedienne Sarah Silverman paid tribute to Joan Rivers over the weekend (04Oct14) by portraying the late comic on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live. The A Million Ways to Die in the West star donned a short, blonde wig and a burgundy fur coat to impersonate Rivers as she hosted a Hollywood roast in heaven.
In the skit, Silverman, as Rivers, poked fun at late celebrities including Eva Gardner, Richard Pryor and Freddie Mercury, who was portrayed by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Rivers passed away following a routine throat surgery last month (Sep14) in New York.
Kanye West shocked the audience at the AAHH! Fest in Chicago, Illinois by making a surprise appearance on stage on Sunday (21Sep14).
The Stronger hitmaker was a shock addition to the bill at the inaugural music festival in his hometown which was organised by fellow rapper Common in conjunction with West's arts organisation Donda's House Inc. West performed 16 tracks including All of the Lights, Jesus Walks, Gold Digger and his collaboration with Common, Get Em High.
The AAHH! Fest, held in Chicago's Union Park, was hosted by comedian David Chappelle and included sets from Common, Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica and Jennifer Hudson.
Kanye West is making his debut as a movie producer after teaming up with Jay Z for comedian Chris Rock's new film Top Five.
The rapper pals serve as executive producers on the project, with The Roots' band leader, drummer Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, signing on as executive music producer, reports Deadline.com. Top Five features Rock as a fictional funnyman attempting to relaunch his career as a serious actor when his reality star fiancee convinces him to allow their wedding to be broadcast on TV.
The movie, which was also written and directed by Rock, premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada last Saturday (06Sep14). The worldwide rights to the film were snapped up by Paramount studio executives after a bidding war.
West is familiar with the storyline - he agreed to let E! TV bosses capture footage of the lead up to his wedding earlier this year (May14) for his now-wife Kim Kardashian's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Meanwhile, Jay Z is no stranger to producing films - he worked with Baz Luhrmann on The Great Gatsby and he's among the executives of Will Smith's upcoming Annie remake.
Paramount via Everett Collection
British theatre director Anthony Biggs has called for cell phones to be banned from West End theatres after two actors flew into a panic during a show in London over fears an audience member was filming their nude scenes.
Actor David Judge, best known for his role in U.K. soap opera Hollyoaks, and co-star Jasmine Hyde stopped a performance of Athol Fugard's Statements at the Jermyn Street Theatre when he thought he spotted a man filming.
It turned out the audience member was actually texting his ill son, not shooting the nude scenes on his phone, but Biggs, who is artistic director at the venue, is adamant cellular devices should be prohibited in all London theatres.
He tells British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "Both actors were very concerned by what was happening... The phone's screen stayed on, and the man, who was just four feet away from them, seemed to be pointing it towards the actors... They were both very conscious of what being filmed could mean. Their naked images could have ended up who knows where on the Internet..."
"When David had to come out of character, it broke the spell and ruined the show. At the moment we are fighting against a tide, and this will continue to happen unless we address why people cannot disconnect from their phone for an hour and a half to experience live theatre."
Biggs' comments come just weeks after Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey scolded an audience member whose phone went off during his one-man show Clarence Darrow.
The Oscar winner stopped a powerful monologue to chastise the culprit, saying, "If you don't answer that, I will."
A representative for supermodel Gisele Bundchen has dismissed rumours the Brazilian beauty pulled out of a planned appearance at a conference in Cannes, France at the last minute. Reports suggested the catwalk star quit a panel event, titled A Conversation with Gisele Bundchen, at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity and jetted back to the U.S. to deal with family commitments.
Actor Rob Lowe was said to have been drafted in to replace the model in the line-up after she pulled out.
However, a representative for Bundchen has now insisted the beauty was never confirmed to appear at the event, telling the New York Post's Page Six column, "Gisele is working in New York. I'm thinking that they (festival organisers) probably printed materials prior to getting a go-ahead from us and never took anything down. I've never, never confirmed this opportunity."
Other stars to make appearances at the annual marketing conference included Kanye West, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jared Leto and Mariah Carey.
Rapper Kanye West is reportedly heading back to France to hit the stage as a guest speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The outspoken Touch The Sky hitmaker, who celebrated his wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris last month (May14), has been tapped as a surprise addition to the line up for the advertising seminar Technology, Culture and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape, which will take place on Tuesday (17Jun14), according to the New York Post.
West, who has been vocal about his passion to push the boundaries of art, fashion and technology in everything he does, will discuss the links between digital advances and cultural evolution alongside former music executive Steve Stoute and financier Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
The musician won't be the only celebrity speaker at the annual event - former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff helped to kick off the 2014 Cannes Lions on Sunday (15Jun14) by delivering a speech about brand relevance at the very first seminar of the festival, while actress Sarah Jessica Parker and director Spike Jonze have also taken part in talks.
Kiefer Sutherland's 24 character Jack Bauer has topped a new poll to find U.S. TV's Greatest Action Hero. The tough guy has beaten out Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy Summers and Adam West's Batman in the new TV Guide magazine survey.
Richard Dean Anderson's MacGyver and Diana Rigg's Avengers character Emma Peel round out the top five, while The Six Million Dollar Man's Steve Austin (Lee Majors), Alias' Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) make the top 10.
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
If you have any pre-existing familiarity with Seth MacFarlane, you'll find yourself utterly baffled after spending no more than 10 minutes withA Million Ways to Die in the West. Half that time will be spent on the opening titles, a shockingly earnest homage to Western classics (oh, that's nice! ... but where are the jokes?), a piece on sheep farmer MacFarlane's stammering break-up with his turned-off ladyfriend Amanda Seyfried (relatable! ... but where are the jokes?), and one scene on Liam Neeson's snarling bandit shooting an old prospector dead over a chunk of gold (menacing! ... but where are the jokes?). When the allotted time is up, you'll be angling to challenge the marketing behind MacFarlane's film, as well as the reputation of the man on which A Million Ways to Die was sold. It's hardly a comedy at all, and he, at least in this case, not a comedian.
MacFarlane's movie toggles between scenes devoid of humorous intent altogether and those that simply miss the mark (and hard) in the joke department. Independently, these elements are painful; together, they're fatal. The material paving the agonizingly naturalistic romantic incline involving MacFarlane and Charlize Theron would feel more at home on the cutting room floor of a mumblecore reject than in the sort of comedy that banks on the gastrointestinal system for its principal supply of laughter.
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
The common factor here is a lack of effort. Instead of opting for creativity, writer/director MacFarlane plays cheap, opening the film with a fellatio gag, topping it with human flatulence (and its ugly cousin) and livestock urination, and peppering in the occasional pop culture reference. "Ah, so that's where MacFarlane has been hiding!" you might say. After all, Family Guy is full of pop culture gags, spoofs, and send-ups. But A Million Ways holds true to its maxim of expending absolutely no energy or imagination, vying for unabashed theft of catchphrases (Neil Patrick Harris is the purveyor of the most heinous example) without so much as a wink at, comment about, or spin on the source material in question.
Perhaps the biggest shame is seeing deft comic actors like Harris, Neeson, and Sarah Silverman squandered in scenes that give them no opportunity to be funny. Neeson doesn't get a single joke to play with, Harris (a master of facial contortion) manages a few chuckles despite C- material. One-note jokes like Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi — a lovestruck prostitute and her virgin boyfriend — or Christopher Hagen as MacFarlane's cranky dad are the most active sources of comedy that Ways has to offer. But bald-faced jokes about sex and s**t can only occupy so much of this thing's diabolical 116-minute runtime.
Occasionally, MacFarlane's comic tenacity — the type you might never have cared for but at least knew to be an existent force — does rear its reluctant head. Townspeople clamoring over a dollar, MacFarlane and Ribisi exhibiting their own take on the saloon brawl, and an admittedly fun song about the glories of having a mustache. If this kind of imagination — or, hell, even attitude — could have been exercised over the other 85 percent of AMW, we might have had something recognizable as comedy. But instead, we have mostly dead air and sheep dicks.
Follow @Michael Arbeiter| Follow @Hollywood_com
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
On May 30, Seth MacFarlane, a purveyor of wacky humor on screens big (Ted) and small (Family Guy) offers up his answer to Mel Brooks' classic Western comedy Blazing Saddles: A Million Ways to Die in the West. The undoubtedly raunchy, slapstick-heavy, and pop culture-laden film will star MacFarlane as an unlucky, cowardly farmhand living in the ol' West, attempting to reclaim his manhood with the help of a brazen cowgirl played by Charlize Theron. With a cast that includes Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and Giovanni Ribisi, MacFarlane's Ted follow-up seems like a winner. In celebration of the upcoming comedy, we've got an epic prize pack giveaway, running from Tuesday, May 27 through Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Entering is incredibly easy. All you have to do is:
1. Follow @Hollywood_com starting April 25, 2014.
RT & Follow for a chance to win a wild west prize pack in our #AMillionWaysToDieInTheWestGiveaway! http://t.co/8I5tL5h7cZ
— Hollywood.com (@Hollywood_com) May 27, 2014
One (1) winner will receive a prize pack of one (1) Custom Shaving Kit, one (1) Custom Flask, one (1) Bolo Tie, one (1) Custom T-Shirt, one (1) Mini-Poster, and one (1) Soundtrack. One (1) runner-up will receive one (1) Custom T-Shirt, one (1) Mini-Poster, one (1) Soundtrack.
APPROX. VALUE: $120