Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards kept his teenage daughters under control by banning lipstick and threatening their boyfriends. The music veteran has two girls with his wife Patti Hansen, Theodora, 29, and Alexandra, 28, as well as three older children from a previous relationship.
Model Theodora has now revealed Richards was a strict father who kept a close eye on his two daughters as they were growing up.
She tells Britain's The Sunday Times Magazine, "Dad could be strict with us and it was often over small things such as 'No singing at the dinner table' or 'No lipstick 'til you're 16'... When it came to boyfriends, he was usually great... When I was 16. I'll never forget the time he said to one of them, 'Cut it out or I'll cut it off.'"
Theodora also explains she found out about her dad's past drug-taking when watching a U.S. talk show at the age of 11, but admits she does not want to know about his rock 'n' roll excesses and has not read his acclaimed autobiography Life, adding, "There are things I don't want to know."
Actress Kristen Bell and her Veronica Mars castmates have reunited for a new web series spin-off of the hit cult TV show. Months after an historic fan-funded Veronica Mars movie hit cinemas in March (14), the cast of the teen detective drama have signed on to appear in a digital series called Play It Again, Dick.
The web series will feature show regular Ryan Hansen, who will play a version of himself, as he attempts to put together a spin-off for his character, Dick Casablancas.
Filming recently wrapped on the eight-episode series, and a number of familiar faces will appear in the spin-off, including Bell, who will return as the titular character and also play an exaggerated version of herself.
Also playing both themselves and their onscreen alter egos are Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra, who all starred in the Veronica Mars movie.
Professional surfer and model Jill Hansen has been charged with attempted murder amid allegations she deliberately ran over an elderly woman in Hawaii. The sportswoman stands accused of trying to kill 73-year-old Elizabeth Conklin outside the alleged victim's home in Waikiki on Wednesday (14May14).
According to police, Hansen was spotted reversing her car after initially hitting Conklin and attempting to ram her again as she lay on the ground, unconscious, before driving off.
The 30 year old, who owns her own line of swimsuits, was tracked down by cops and she is now being held on $1 million (£625,000) bail.
Investigators have yet to reveal a possible motive for Hansen's alleged actions.
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Jimmy Fallon might be revered as the late night kingpin after taking over The Tonight Show and boosting its ratings, but competitor Jimmy Kimmel is up for the challenge. His Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been on a roll since last fall, hitting the marks not just with late night ratings but on social media.
First, there was the viral video "Epic Twerking Fail," showing a girl accidentally setting her leg on fire while dancing… a story that appeared on several newscasts before it was revealed to be just a Kimmel prank using a stunt woman. Then, the host suckered an international audience when he got Olympic luger Kate Hansen to post a video of a wolf walking down a hotel hallway in Sochi, Russia. The "hotel," of course, was later revealed to be Kimmel's offices.
As funny as the pranks have been, Kimmel and his staff have gone into overdrive with their parody shorts, topping anything that Saturday Night Live has done since Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts were at the top of their game. Here's a sampling of the spoofs that have made Kimmel's late night show and YouTube channel such a hotbed of comedy.
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We all know that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson aren't returning for another season of HBO's True Detective, but who knew that Kimmel and buddy Seth Rogen were in line to take their places? The duo's slap-fight turned… well, we're still not sure what it turned into but it was very uncomfortable… would be disturbing even for the most hardened premium cable aficionados.
In a multi-part series, Kimmel's loyal lackey Guillermo stars as the president in the Spanish-language telenovela version of Scandal. Women fight over him, men want to kill him, and he even gets to share a bed with the real Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington. Por qué? We don't know, but it's awfully funny.
Kimmel has been doing a post-Oscars show for a while now and had viral hits with Movie: The Movie and Movie: The Movie 2, where A-List celebrities mocked the trappings of Hollywood films. This year, however, Kimmel and his team outdid themselves, choosing to show what viral YouTube sensations would be like if they got the big screen treatment. There's one that features Queen Latifah as "Ain't nobody got time for that"-spouting Sweet Brown (and features the real Brown interrupting Kimmel's archenemy, Matt Damon). In Bitman, though, Chris Hemsworth agonizes over the search for his disgraced brother to their mother, Meryl Streep. What has the brother — played by his real-life sibling Liam Hemsworth — done that has wronged him? He bit him, of course. And, now the brother that Charlie bit wants revenge for his finger. It did really hurt, after all.
How do you get Kevin Spacey to dress up as a piano playing 19th century cat, Christoph Waltz to play his nemesis, the "hamster on a piano eating popcorn," and Ben Kingsley, Gary Oldman, and Mandy Patinkin to be the courtiers they are both trying to impress? No, seriously, we want to know how you manage to get so many great actors to play along with such a goofy premise. The result is hysterical but good luck getting the "Cat Playing Piano" music out of your head afterwards.
David After the Dentist Double Rainbow Oh My God! in 3D
It's a little creepy seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying a grown version of poor little painkiller affected David from the viral video… until Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives as a sexy tooth fairy singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Amping up the weirdness, Samuel L. Jackson portrays the scariest dentist since Little Shop of Horrors and Rogen pops up as the overly effusive "Double Rainbow" guy. We're not sure that Kermit the Frog would approve of Jackson's new lyric for "Rainbow Connection," but we actually could envision Baz Luhrmann directing something like this.
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It seems like every three months, there’s a list of the sexiest women in comedy. Sarah Silverman, Kristen Wiig, and Rashida Jones are shuttled out in half-nude photos and wacky poses. Meanwhile, there are tons of articles about the funniest men in comedy and sexy is not brought into the equation. But Hollywood is chock full of sexy stand up comics and comedian actors. Here’s our list of the hottest, funniest, and most enjoyable actors in comedy.
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Actress Nicole Kidman has been left "heartbroken" by the apparent suicide of her close friend and stylist L'Wren Scott. The longtime girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger was found hanging in her New York apartment on Monday (17Mar14) and her untimely death prompted an outpouring of emotion from celebrity friends and fans, including Bette Midler, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Olivia Wilde and Jagger's former wife, Bianca.
The Rolling Stones frontman added his tribute in a post on his website on Tuesday (18Mar14), admitting he was "still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way", and now Kidman's representative has addressed the tragedy, revealing the Australian actress is too dumbstruck to pay her respects publicly.
Her spokesperson tells Yahoo.com, "Nicole and L'Wren were close friends for 25 years. Nicole is heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything."
Meanwhile, model Cory Kennedy has revealed that Jagger's bandmate Keith Richards' family has also been hit hard by the sad news.
She tells UsMagazine.com, "I spoke to (Richards' daughter) Alexandra Richards and her mum Patti (Hansen) is having a really tough time."
And guitarist Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo tells CNN, "She (Scott) was like this statuesque, floating around, elegant woman (sic). Very hard to get close to, but at the same time she would always be really lovely to you.
"I can't believe that she took her life... It's very, very sad. My heart really goes out to Mick... He's devastated, he's absolutely devastated. It must be a real, real shock to him."
The Stones were in Perth, Australia preparing for a gig when news of Scott's death hit the headlines. The band has since postponed a series of dates Down Under.
It's remarkable how much Veronica Mars feels like coming home again. Ms. Mars has had nearly a decade off from her detective duties, but the character and the series at large saunters right back into form with such a confident swagger, it feels like she never really left at all.
The product of a now infamous Kickstarter campaign, Veronica Mars is the film sequel to the much beloved but scarcely watched CW series that followed the adventures of a teenage private eye. Mars solved mysteries surrounding the seedy denizens of the fictional Neptune California, a beach town where the rich socialites and working class heroes clash quite frequently and often violently. The series was a terrific mix of Nancy Drew and Raymond Chandler, give or take a Buffy, airing for three seasons before being canceled. But thanks to creator Rob Thomas' audacious Kickstarter and a brewing cult of fans, Veronica Mars has been given a second chance at life, a chance that precious few shows receive.
The film picks up with Veronica (Kristen Bell) knocking on 30's door and enjoying a comfortable life in New York City with her long time boyfriend Piz (Chris Lowell). Her youthful gumshoe years are well behind her, but her old life comes back into swing when former flame Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is charged with murdering his starlet girlfriend. Veronica tells herself that she only wants to consult a friend, but Neptune's magnetic pull becomes too hard to resist.
The film is a ton of fun. It's still as whip smart as the series ever was, and the quips whiz by effortlessly and constantly... often right over the heads of those who aren't already baptized by the gospel of Veronica. The show quickly falls back into familiar rhythms, and the nine years away haven't dulled the character's verbal barbs. Prepare to be bathed in waves of wit. Even outside of the near-relentless banter, the show maintains a nice and heavy sense of tension when the mystery sets in, and things get serious. While the actual mystery itself is far from brilliant, it's still engaging enough to entertain. In any case, the main course here is the characters, and they are as stellar as ever. Keith Mars (the fantastic Enrico Colantoni) is still the easy frontrunner for dad of the millennium.
The most remarkable thing about the film is how much it feels like the Veronica Mars of old, and that's the best compliment we can pay it. The returning cast members slip into their old roles with so much ease, and the film never feels like it's straining to regain that old Neptune spark. It turns out that watching a near 30 Veronica is just as much fun as watching the sleuth in her teenage years. And the fact that the show's general formula doesn't feel out of place now that we're following a load of late 20-somethings instead of high schoolers probably says something about how smartly and strongly crafted the original show was in the first place.
Rob Thomas clearly isn't trying to broaden his formula to catch new fans, and it doesn't make sense that he'd do so anyway. This is clearly a film built from the ground up for Veronica Mars fans, as it should be. A hefty intro montage at the beginning tries its best to get newcomers caught up on the three seasons of the television show, but if you didn't spend at least a couple hours cruising along the seedy streets of Neptune all those years ago, some of the film's charm might be lost on you.
The Veronica Mars film, at its core, is basically a damned good two hour episode of the original series. Now, that's not exactly ambitious, but the fans that put down their hard earned money to fund the film weren't necessarily paying for ambition. What we have here is unquestionably and purely Veronica Mars. So self-assured and comfortable in it's own celluloid skin, it's a film that dutifully embraces everything that made that series so brilliant and fun in the first place. Welcome home, Veronica, it's been a while.
Rock legend Keith Richards has teamed up with his artist daughter to publish an autobiographical picture book for kids. The Rolling Stones star has penned Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar and has recruited 28-year-old Theodora to illustrate it.
Richards says, "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about. The special bond between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."
The story is based on a childhood experience the 70 year old first shared with fans in his 2010 memoir Life and the project is particularly poignant for Theodora Dupree Richards because she was named after her great-grandfather, jazz band member Theodore Augustus Dupree, aka Gus.
She adds, "When I found out they wanted me to be a part of this project, my immediate instinct was to say yes, and I am so happy I did. To be able to explore my father's relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself. The things that I've learnt during this whole process have just been life affirming."
The book, which will also include photographs from the Richards family collection, will be released in September (14).
Theodora is the veteran musician's eldest child with wife Patti Hansen.
The much-hyped late shift finally happened this week when The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon debuted on Monday night. The people have spoken and the verdict was Jimmy Fallon's first week was a resounding succcess. Catch the highlights of Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight Show, as well as a few memorable moments from the rest of the late night shows down below.
Dough Stacks McGeePayday, as well as a walking caravan of celebrities, arrived a little early on Fallon's debut night. Thanks to an alleged bet made to "a buddy," Fallon made over $1,000 in just a few minutes. Oh, the perks of hosting The Tonight Show.
On Origin of Hip-HopWatch Will Smith and Fallon go through all the hip-hop dances throughout the years – and realize why the "cabbage patch" and "stanky leg" have gone the way of the dinosaur.
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The First Lady of the "Ew!"-S-AFirst Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the teenage show "Ew!" And although this is stating the obvious, Will Ferrell makes one ugly woman.
Anchor's DelightOnce again, Fallon spliced together clips of NBC newsman Brian Williams to sound like he's rapping and it's the best one yet.
The Luger Who Cried WolfJimmy Kimmel fooled everyone again, with a little bit of help from American luger Kate Hansen.
Go FigureWatching Will Ferrell skip and prance as a figure skater in black tights is something nobody can unsee. But it's still better than him dressed in drag.
The Hug CamBy slowing down sports footage, Jimmy Kimmel proves that most sports are just excuses for men to hug other men.
Rapping Up the WeekFallon saved Friday night for his unofficial guest host, Justin Timberlake, and they taught everyone a valuable history lesson on rap.
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There are plenty of cult television series with underdog stories. After Firefly was cancelled, Joss Whedon wrangled the capital to create Serenity, a movie that tied up all the loose ends left by the show. Seven years after Arrested Development was given the boot by Fox, Netflix picked it back up and gave the show new life.
But the biggest comeback in television history has to be awarded to Veronica Mars, the little TV show that could. Last spring, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas blew up the Internet when he set up a Kickstarter to raise money for a movie that would wrap up the series. It seemed everyone in the TV and film industry had a fit about how crowd sourcing could change the way Hollywood operates. (As it turns out, aside from a few other successes, nothing much has changed so far.)
Now, with less than two months left until Veronica Mars premieres in movie theaters around the country, The CW announced a spinoff web series to air on its CW Seed website. Ryan Hansen will star in the web show as his character Dick Casablancas and Thomas will be involved in the production. Now that the fans have revived Veronica Mars, it seems she won’t die again — and we couldn’t be happier.
As Veronica Mars, Firefly/Serenity, and Arrested Development have proved, cancelling a TV show is not necessarily the true death of a series — especially when fans make their voices heard. Television series can be resurrected into movies, Netflix series, or web series. Of these, web series are the most important because they don’t require as much investment.
If the Veronica Mars web show is popular and successful, there’s a possibility other cancelled TV shows could go this route. (Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.) Whether or not Veronica Mars will live on past the web series, it goes to show how much influence the fans’ money — and voices — can have in Hollywood.