In Hollywood, it’s not uncommon for the stars to meet on set and fall in love. Usually, it’s the leading man making the leading lady swoon. But actors and actresses aren’t the only ones who wind up together. Sometimes, it’s the director who gets the girl.
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman
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Prior to her marriage, Beckinsale had been in a relationship with actor Michael Sheen for 8 years. But on the set of Underworld in 2003, she fell for her then-married director, Wiseman. The following year they were married. All parties involved, except Wiseman’s first wife, have said there was no infidelity. The couple have remained friends with Sheen, who starred alongside Beckinsale in Underworld. Aside from that franchise, Wiseman has also cast Beckinsale in his film, Total Recall.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
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These two met on the set of the 1996 comedy film, The Cable Guy, which Apatow was producing. Since their 1997 marriage, Apatow has cast his wife in: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Drillbit Taylor, Funny People, and This Is 40. Not only has his spouse appeared in his films, but their two daughters, Maude and Iris, have made it into a few films as Mann’s on-screen children.
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson
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This couple met on the set of Jovovich’s most popular film, Resident Evil, in 2002 which Anderson was the director and producer for. The two dated first then had a child in 2007, before getting married in 2009, all while continuing to work on the franchise that brought them together. Anderson isn’t the first director Jovovich has wed. In 1997 she married her The Fifth Element director, Luc Besson, but divorced him two years later.
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg
This Texas-born actress met Spielberg when she was cast as the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 1984. The two married in 1991, after Spielberg’s controversial and costly divorce from his first wife, Amy Irving.
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton
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The pair first connected during filming Planet of the Apes in 2001. While they’ve never actually gotten married, they’ve been a couple for the last 13 years and have 2 children together. Burton is not shy from having his partner in his films; Carter has appeared in: Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows.
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat fears movie and TV writers are facing a tidal wave of leaks as technology has made it impossible to keep plotlines secret.
A rough cut of Peter Capaldi's highly-anticipated debut as the Time Lord in the cult sci-fi show emerged online this month (Jul14), six weeks before the episode was due to air.
It came after several scripts for upcoming Doctor Who episodes also leaked on the Internet, and writer Moffat admits it is useless to try to prevent leaks - so he merely hopes fans won't spoil the fun by viewing episodes of the show before they are ready.
Moffat tells WENN, "There isn't any way to handle it. There isn't. What do I do? Just say to everybody bring their hard drives into (London's) Leicester Square and put them in that skip? What am I going to do?"
"I tell you what I did, I sat in my house and went 'Oh nooo, bugger'. There's nothing else I could do. Hope. That's my official policy. Let's all really hope."
Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Robin Thicke and Jennifer Lopez were among the big winners at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (18May14), each taking home top honours. The SexyBack hitmaker, who is currently on his world tour, emerged victorious in a total of seven categories, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist, while he also claimed the title for Top Billboard 200 Album for The 20/20 Experience.
Imagine Dragons and Robin Thicke were also multiple winners on the night, while Lorde had double the reason to celebrate as she was named Top New Artist and her hit Royals earned her the Top Rock Song prize. It was also a big night for Jennifer Lopez, who opened the Las Vegas ceremony by joining Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to perform their official 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer anthem, We Are One (Ole Ola).
She returned to the stage almost three hours later to close the show with her new song First Love as she was feted with the Icon Award by pal Ricky Martin and rapper Iggy Azalea, while video tributes from the likes of Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Cameron Diaz, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Mary J. Blige were shown on a big screen. She grew emotional as she gave thanks to her friends, family and key colleagues and she wrapped up her acceptance speech by addressing all the youngsters watching the awards on TV, telling them, "Have faith, think big, dream big and know that anything is possible. You never know where you might end up. Thank you, I love you."
Other show highlights included Ricky Martin's energetic Vida and Lorde's first TV rendition of her new single Tennis Court. There was also a pre-taped Birthday surprise from Katy Perry, who recorded a segment from her recent gig in Newcastle, England, where she plucked a real birthday girl from the audience and serenaded her onstage, for the awards show, while footage from Miley Cyrus' concert in Manchester, England last week (14May14), when she sang a cover of the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, also aired.
The main list of winners at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, presented by rapper Ludacris, is as follows:
Top Artist - Justin Timberlake
Top New Artist - Lorde
Top Male Artist - Justin Timberlake
Top Female Artist - Katy Perry
Top Duo/Group - Imagine Dragons
Top Touring Artist - Bon Jovi
Top Billboard 200 Artist - Justin Timberlake
Top Billboard 200 Album - Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Top Hot 100 Artist - Imagine Dragons
Top Hot 100 Song - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
Top Radio Songs Artist - Justin Timberlake
Top Radio Song - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
Top Digital Songs Artist - Katy Perry
Top Digital Song - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
Top Social Artist - Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist - Miley Cyrus
Top Streaming Song (Audio) - Imagine Dragons, Radioactive
Top Streaming Song (Video) - Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball
Top Christian Artist - Chris Tomlin
Top Christian Song - Matthew West, Hello, My Name Is
Top Christian Album - Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Volume II
Top Country Artist - Luke Bryan
Top Country Song - Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, Cruise
Top Country Album - Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Top Dance/Electronic Album - Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Top Latin Artist - Marc Anthony
Top Latin Song - Marc Anthony, Vivir Mi Vida
Top Latin Album - Marc Anthony, 3.0
Top R&B Artist - Justin Timberlake
Top R&B Song - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, Blurred Lines
Top R&B Album - Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Top Rap Artist - Eminem
Top Rap Song - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us
Top Rap Album - Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Top Rock Artist - Imagine Dragons
Top Rock Song - Lorde, Royals
Top Rock Album - Imagine Dragons,
Night Visions Milestone Award - Carrie Underwood
Icon Award - Jennifer Lopez.
Rihanna was the toast of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday (01May14), despite arriving late and missing out on accepting the new prizegiving's first ever trophy.
The Umbrella singer found herself stuck in rush-hour traffic and wasn't even at the Shrine Auditorium when she won the night's Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year for Pour it Up. She arrived shortly afterwards and was present to pick up her awards for Best Fan Army, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (Stay). Sporting a gothic look with blue lipstick, a black lace dress, jewelled crucifixes and a new Tank Girl-style hairdo, Rihanna accepted the latter trophy by thanking radio producers for playing the ballad, stating, "This record would never have been this big if it wasn't for you." And accepting her Artist of the Year honour at the end of the night, she added, "Shout out to everybody who has ever worked on my project. I know I'm a pain in the a** - but it's worth it!"
It was also a huge night for Pharrell Williams, who picked up the first-ever iHeartRadio Innovator Award. Presenter Gwen Stefani called her pal "the coolest guy ever", before a series of tributes from stars like Lady Gaga, Usher, Beyonce, Shakira, Oprah Winfrey, and Rita Ora flashed up on video screens. The man of the hour then performed a hits medley, including Blurred Lines, Get Lucky and Happy. Accepting his Innovator Award, the singer/songwriter/producer thanked his wife Helen Lasichanh and son Rocket and added, "I never dreamt in a million years that I'd be standing here as an artist... All I did was write the songs and you guys (fans) did all the heavy lifting, all the hard work, all those millions of views on YouTube... Thank you guys so much for lifting me so high."
Pitbull opened the show by performing Wild Wild Love and Timber without his duet partner Kesha, who has yet to perform for the first time following a stint in rehab earlier this year (14). The track won the couple the Best Collaboration trophy.
Performance highlights also included sets from Bastille, Ariana Grande, Shakira, Kendrick Lamar and 30 Seconds to Mars, who played City of Angels as frontman Jared Leto's accompanying short film featuring stars like Kanye West, Selena Gomez and Lindsay Lohan talking about their love of Los Angeles flashed up on video screens on either side of the stage.
But the night's talking point came when Usher showed off his Michael Jackson moves as he danced along to the King of Pop's new single Love Never Felt So Good, which debuted during the ceremony. As images of the late Thriller star appeared on video screens on the stage and throughout the audience, Usher and a gang of dancers performed the pop superstar's moon walk and other signature moves.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards telecast also featured a series of pre-taped anecdotes about L.A. from the likes of Chris Martin, John Legend, Steven Tyler, Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Iggy Azalea. More than 60 million U.S. radio listeners voted for the awards.
The full list of prizewinners is: Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year - Pour it Up by Rihanna Best Collaboration - Timber by Pitbull & Kesha Best Lyrics - Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus Best New Artist - Lorde Best Fan Army - Rihanna's Navy Song of the Year - Stay by Rihanna Alternative Rock Song of the Year - Demons by Imagine Dragons Young Influencer Award - Ariana Grande Instagram Award - Austin Mahone EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Song of the Year - Wake Me Up by Avicii & Aloe Blacc Country Song of the Year - Boys 'Round Here by Blake Shelton Artist of the Year - Rihanna
A fourth victim of the recent South by Southwest festival car crash has died from his injuries. Police in Austin, Texas revealed 18-year-old DeAndre Tatum died on Thursday (27Mar14).
Steven Craenmehr, 35, and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West died at the scene of the tragedy, and Sandy Le died days later.
Rashad Owens, the driver of the car that ran into a group of music fans outside The Mohawk Club in Austin, has been formally charged with one count of capital murder.
A third person involved in the car crash tragedy before a Tyler The Creator gig at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas has died. Suspect Rashad Owens is charged with speeding into a crowd outside The Mohawk Club late on Wednesday night (12Mar14).
His actions cost two people their lives at the scene and left 23 others injured, some critically. One of those people has now died in hospital, according to Billboard.com.
The identity and sex of the latest victim have not yet been released. Dutch music executive Steven Craenmehr and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West were identified as the two people who died at the scene last week. West's husband Evan was still recovering from his injuries in hospital on Friday (14Mar14).
Owens is currently being held on a $3 million (GBP1.9 million) bond in Texas' Travis County jail.
Meanwhile, SXSW organisers have set up a fund, SXSW Cares, to help the survivors of the tragedy cover medical bills.
The 21 year old arrested and charged with crimes related to Wednesday's (12Mar14) car crash tragedy at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas was billed to perform on the same night. Rashad Owens, who is accused of ploughing into a crowd of revellers outside The Mohawk Club and then attempting to escape arrest by running away from the scene, was scheduled to perform as KillingAllBeatz at Club 1808 before the incident, which claimed the lives of two people.
It is not clear why he didn't appear.
Dutch music executive Steven Craenmehr and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West have been identified as the two people who died in the accident. West's husband Evan is still recovering from his injuries in hospital.
Meanwhile, SXSW organisers have set up a fund, SXSW Cares, to assist the survivors of the tragedy cover medical bills.
Owners of The Mohawk Club, who scrapped all gigs billed for the venue on Thursday (13Mar14) following the car crash, will re-open the place on Friday night (14Mar14).
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks to revive classic movie musical West Side Story. Executives at Fox have released the title for a remake after hearing Spielberg is keen to develop the movie, according to Deadline.com.
A screenwriter has not yet been hired and the director has not revealed any details about the remake.
West Side Story, which starred Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood, was originally released in 1961 and picked up 10 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Music.
August: Osage County director John Wells is to be honoured with the American Society of Cinematographers' (ASC) Board of Governors Award. The writer/director/producer will receive the accolade during the 28th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on 1 February (14).
The Board of Governors Award is given to "an individual who has made extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking".
Wells joins the ranks of Julia Roberts, the star of his acclaimed film August: Osage County, as well as Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg, who are all past recipients of the prize.
In addition to his work on the big screen, Wells has enjoyed an illustrious career in television, serving as the executive producer on Emmy-winning medical drama ER, The West Wing, Southland and the U.S. version of Shameless, starring William H. Macy.
Actor/director Paul Mazursky is set to receive the 2014 Screen Laurel Award from the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW). The filmmaker will be feted with the lifetime achievement award on 1 February (14) in Los Angeles.
A statement from WGAW vice president Howard A. Rodman, reads, "Paul Mazursky's talents as an actor... and filmmaker... should not be allowed to obscure a central fact: he is among our greatest living screenwriters.
"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Blume in Love, Harry and Tonto, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, An Unmarried Woman - five films in six years, any of which can make you laugh and cry, break and mend your heart. His voice is strong, unique, hilarious, wise, unmistakable."
Past recipients of the Screen Laurel Award include Barry Levinson, Steven Zaillian and Eric Roth.