Coldplay star Chris Martin has signed on to curate the Global Citizen Festival for the next 15 years. Martin's festival boss stint will officially kick off in September (15) on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park when he stages a massive star-studded event to raise awareness about global hunger and poverty.
Announcing his new partnership with the Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans and the festival's creative director Richard Curtis last week (ends13Feb15), the rocker told Billboard.com he turned to Live Aid pioneer Bob Geldof for advice on how to make the annual event a big deal and a big awareness and fund raiser.
He said, "I spoke to Bob and said, 'How can we help?' Everyone has this togetherness vision, which sounds a little hippie at first, but the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. The reason we wanted to get involved with (Global Citizen) was because they include everybody."
"A little bit of showbiz and glitz is very nice, (but) it's very refreshing to do something different and I'm working with people all day every day who have no interest in showbiz... I say, 'I have to go and promote a movie', and they say, 'Why do you have to do that? We've got a meeting with the Prime Minister on Tuesday...' and I sort of see their point." British actor Hugh Grant enjoys fighting for tighter press standards in the U.K., but has no plans to quit his screen career to focus on politics.
As obsessive readers and fans of dismissing quality movies as inferior to their literary counterparts, it's important for us to know which books will head to the big screen ahead of time. How else will we know how Wild Reese will be, or what is going to happen to Peeta? Be reasonable. We've decided to use our research for the good of society and share the adaptations coming soon that we are most excited for.
1. The Spook's Apprentice - Joseph Delaney (Seventh Son)
Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes) is the seventh son of the seventh son, which gives him the ability to see things that others cannot: ghosts, ghasts, boggarts, and the like. He becomes an apprentice to John Gregory, the Spook (Jeff Bridges). Julianne Moore is set to play Mother Malkin, one of the most sinister witches who uses blood magic, luring young runaway women into care before sucking their blood to maintain her youth, who was then imprisoned by the Spook. Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou also star.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, in case you somehow didn't know, are stepping into the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey for the adaptation of the incredibly successful erotic novel. Steele, a literature student, interviews Grey as a favor to her roommate, but quickly becomes entranced by this brilliant and handsome man who is unable to resist her. He admits his desire, but on his own terms; this is a man with a need to control everything. This is also probably going to be the movie with a bunch of heavy-breathing sweaty middle-aged women trying to control themselves in the theater. You've been warned.
3. In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick
The last time Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth teamed up, they brought us one of the best films of 2013, Rush. Now, they're at it again (along with Cillian Murphy and Benjamin Walker) with this story of a whaleship attacked by one angry whale, leaving the crew shipwrecked and stranded for 90 days, thousands of miles from land. The true story inspired a little book by Herman Melville (played in the movie by our favorite, Ben Whishaw) entitled Moby-Dick.
4. The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith (Carol)
W. W. Norton & Company
Patricia Highsmith, author of successful novels-turned-movies like Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley (we're choosing to ignore the recent The Two Faces of January here), wrote The Price of Salt, which will be released as 'Carol.' The novel itself, controversial for its lesbian content and unprecedented gay happy ending, is said to have inspired Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson, with Far From Heaven and I'm Not There director Todd Haynes helming.
5. Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
Shaye Areheart Books
Gone Girl author brings us yet another chilling thriller. A young girl is the sole survivor of a massacre that leaves both of her sisters and her mother dead in an apparent Satanic cult ritual. She testifies against her brother, but 25 years later, she begins to investigate the actual events. Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, and Christina Hendricks star.
6. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants director Ken Kwapis is set to direct Bryson's memoir, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. The hilarious book describes Bryson's attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz. Emma Thompson and Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman will also star.
7. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
As conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows, a war looms for Divergent's post-apocalyptic Chicago. In this sequel, we're still following Shailene Woodley and Theo James' Tris and Four as they try to understand the reasons for Erudite's insurrection and obtain information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller return in their supporting roles, and are joined by some all-star names: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Suki Waterhouse.
8. Serena - Ron Rash
The dynamic duo of mega-nominated movies Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are back at it! Bradley Cooper plays a man trying to maintain his timber empire during the Depression, while Jennifer Lawrence plays his wife who discovers she can't have children. For some reason, we're a little terrified of JLaw in this movie from the trailer.
9. Silence - Shusako Endo
Taplinger Publishing Company
This 1966 novel about a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan where he endures persecution is set to be adapted by Martin Scorsese. It will also have an all star cast of Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, and Adam Driver.
10. The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
The producers of The Fault in Our Stars, the author of The Notebook, and the hottest Hollywood son around, this movie already has us in love with it. Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson play two lovers and there's a rodeo or something; we don't really know, we were just thinking about how much this movie will make us cry. Time to read the book.
11. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Hunt director Thomas Vinterberg tackles Thomas Hardy's novel. Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman who has too many men in love with her and of course rejects them all until she falls for one. Three men, played by Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), and Tom Sturridge (On The Road), all after this woman: who will she end up with? We actually just read the plot description and had everything spoiled and somehow still gasped and cried at those three paragraphs. Why didn't we know about this book before?!
12. Paper Towns - John Green
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's next book to be adapted by the same team who adapted TFIOS (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber). Margo and her adventures are legendary at her high school, and Quentin ("Q") has always loved her for it. Margo climbs through his window and demands he take an all night road trip of revenge, but when she goes missing the next day, Q realizes she's left clues for him and promptly hits the road again in search of her. Cara Delevingne will play Margo and TFIOS' Nat Wolff will play Q.
13. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge - Michael Punke
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Academy Award-nominated Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, 21 Grams, Biutiful) is set to direct Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in this adaptation. Partially based on the life of fur trapper Hugh Glass. Leo will play Glass, who is mauled by a bear, then later robbed and left for dead by his companions. He survives and sets out for revenge against those same men.
14. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
Faber and Faber
A one-hundred-year-old woman, Roseanne McNulty, in a mental hospital for about 50 years decides to retrace her history. As the hospital faces demolition and he must choose which of his patients should be transferred and which should rejoin the community, Dr. Grene also tries to discover her history. What they find is very different, though there are some consistencies. Vanessa Redgrave and Rooney Mara will play Roseanne McNulty, Eric Bana will play Grene, with Theo James also starring.
15. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
An oft-adapted novel, Mary Shelley's classic is to be turned into yet another film, this time directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push). The updated version, titled Victor Frankenstein, will be told from the perspective of the doctor's assistant, Igor. The film will explain how the doctor became the man who created the legendary monster. Daniel Radcliffe will play Igor and James McAvoy will play Victor Frankenstein.
16. The Martian - Andy Weir
Crown Publishing Group
Described as Cast Away meets Apollo 13, the novel follows an astronaut stranded on Mars, fighting to survive (which also sounds mildly like Gravity to us, no?). Ridley Scott is set to direct a pretty stellar (no pun intended) cast here: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Donald Glover, Kate Mara, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This sounds like a great movie already, but we'll have to wait until November to see it.
17. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Walt Disney Pictures is working on this live-action/CGI mash-up of the classic book, directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef), with a mind-bogglingly incredible cast. Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito will provide voices, while newcomer Neel Sethi will play Mowgli.
Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has paid tribute to the band's late saxophonist Bobby Keys in a touching new magazine interview. Insisting the musician, who died on Tuesday (02Dec14), was "built for fun", the guitar great recalled working with Keys in the studio during a chat with Rolling Stone this week (ends05Dec14).
Richards remembers, "When we were making Exile on Main Street in France, we were there for several months, and I had a good old speedboat. In the afternoons, before we went down the basement to record, we'd sort of zoom around, creating mayhem from Monte Carlo to Cannes. Bobby also bought a huge motorcycle, which he used to roar around the hills and pick up a few girlfriends. He'd always come back with a different chick on the back. He was that kind of guy.
"He was the epitome of the rock & roll sax-playing man. He used to tell me about listening to Buddy Holly rehearse in his garage just down the road from his house. That's one of the reasons he wanted to get into music. That's pretty early rock & roll, so he was right in there at the very beginning. He was playing on the road by the time he was 15. He was a piece of history in himself, and had a deep knowledge of it.
"When we brought Bobby in, we were listening to the great soul bands of the 60s. We wanted to give the band a bigger sound and were influenced by all of the beautiful R&B records with the Memphis horns... so adding saxes seemed quite natural to us...
"When he cut Live With Me, his first record with us, I immediately thought of great players like Plas Johnson or Lee Allen, who played for Little Richard and Fats Domino. He had that same Southern feel on the way he played. I guess that's not too astounding, since he does come from Texas. He never let anybody forget he was from Texas."
He adds, "Bobby and I were on the road together for about two years before we found out that we were actually born within hours of each other. I think we had a passport check somewhere in Europe, so we started to read our passports to each other: '18th of December, 1943, get out of here!' We still never figured out who was older.
"We went on a lot of cruises together. It was nuts, you know. Bobby, in those days, was very large on the stimulants... and he always had an incredible list of drinks.
"Once in the Playboy mansion, we hung out until the bathroom went down. We were smoking and forgot where we were putting the ashes: 'Bobby, is it getting a bit smoky in here?' Suddenly, the drapes are smouldering. I'm going, 'Oh, Hugh Hefner's gonna love this!"
Richards concludes, "He was just a barrel of laughs to be around. I very rarely saw him down, and if I did, it was usually about a young lady who dumped him or something. And he soon got over that. He probably wouldn't want us to be too solemn right now. Basically when it's all said and done, I'm looking upon this now as a celebration of life rather than a memorial for his death. He'd like a big wake.
"It's a sad thing, but not totally unexpected. I've been speaking to him for the last couple of weeks and he was still laughing, but he was getting weak. I just wanted to cheer him up."
The Stones released a collective statement after hearing of Keys' passing. It read: "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys. Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed."
In a world where celebrities are constantly bombarded with paparazzi and where every detail of their life is public information, it seems very difficult for many to keep a long-term relationship. These twelve couples are among some of the most stable and enduring celebrity pairs of our time. They defy the odds by sticking through it and often, by keeping their lives as private as they possibly can.
1. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer: 36 years
Meryl Streep opted out of marrying someone famous and married this friend of her brother. Because Meryl wanted to keep her marriage out of the spotlight, it is still very impressive how little the world knows about him. The couple have four children together, and when Meryl finally did mention him in her 2012 Oscars' acceptance speech it was adorable. "“I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me," she said.
2. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne: 32 years
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This couple has had their fair share of ups and downs, but have remained together nonetheless. They met in England when Sharon's father, a music manager and concert producer, managed Black Sabbath, the band Ozzy was the lead singer of. Ozzy was kicked out of the band because of drug abuse and Sharon ended up taking him on as a client. Ozzy continued to struggle with substance abuse and was even arrested for attempting to strangle Sharon while under the influence.
3. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington: 31 years
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According to HelloBeautiful, this couple met while co-starring in the film Wilma in 1977. Five years later, they were married and now have four children together. According to the site, Pauletta told Oprah that she fell in love with his personality first. “I thought he was cute, but I fell in love with his spirit. And then I thought, ‘Hmm, not a bad package,'" she said.
4. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest: 29 years
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According to People, Jamie first saw Christopher in a magazine when he was an actor in the spoof The is Spinal Tap. She felt an immediate connection to him. "That's why I developed my smirk—which is why, when I looked at Chris's smirk in the picture, I basically saw myself. I saw a kindred spirit," she says of seeing his photo. Jamie gave him her number through an agent and the two became bicoastal lovers soon after. They married in 1984 and have adopted two kids, Annie and Thomas.
5. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 26 years
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The pair originally met while Tom was still married to his college sweetheart on the set of ABC sitcom, Blossoming Buddies, when Rita guest starred for an episode. They didn't get together despite the chemistry they both felt, until after Tom's divorce in 1987. In 1988, they married and have since had two children together. "Literally, a wave of — if love is a feeling, or a cellular thing that happens to your body, it went through me, and that’s pretty much who he is, and how he’s been," Rita said of their relationship to Piers Morgan in 2012.
6. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 26 years
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Interestingly enough, the couple first met when Kyra was 12, at a viewing of a matinee play Kevin starred in. He was 19 at the time and nothing came of the meeting, except Kyra's brother urging her to tell him how much she enjoyed the play. Their relationship started several years later when they worked on the set of Lemon Sky together.
7. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan: 26 years
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This pair is especially inspirational as they have continually supported each other through a chronic illness. They met while working on Family Ties in 1985, but didn't start dating until two years later. Early on in their marriage, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but the couple have remained stable. "When we married, we married--and that was it. We were in love then, as we are now, and we planned to stay married," Michael told O Magazine in 2002.
8. John Travolta and Kelly Preston: 23 years
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Despite losing their 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009, the pair have stayed strong. They first met while filming The Experts, but nothing formed except for a friendship, because Kelly was married at the time. John told Redbook what he thought of her initially: "I had interest in her because even in spite of the trouble that she was having in her marriage, she was willing to stick through tough times with him, which really showed character. I just remember thinking, God, if we're ever single at the same time, I think this is really the one."
9. David Bowie and Iman: 22 years
According to Huffington Post, the rockstar and supermodel fell in love on a blind date in 1990 and were married two years later. The couple are very quiet about their life and their love story, but do have two children, Zulekha (Iman's child from a previous marriage) and Alexandria. Iman told The Independent that though David knew it was love at first sight, she was a little overwhelmed at first. “I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely, I didn't want to get into a relationship with somebody like him," she said.
10. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: 18 years
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This beautiful couple met on the set of All My Children where they were onscreen lovers. According to People, they dated secretly for a year and then eloped in Las Vegas. In fact this photo is from their onscreen marriage, because much of their offscreen romance has been kept secret. "It just happened. The next thing you know, we're married, and then four months later we were pregnant," Consuelos told Redbook. The couple have three children.
11. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: 18 years
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The couple first met in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia on the set of the TV drama Correlli. They both felt initial attraction and though Hugh hesitated to propose, he overcame it and they were married a year later. "I decided, I won't ask her to marry me for six months," Jackman told Town and Country magazine. "Then after four months I thought, that's the most ridiculous rule!" The couple have two children, Oscar and Ava. "It gets better every year," Furness said.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick: 17 years
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Another couple that have successfully kept their relationship under wraps, Sarah and Matthew refuse to say much about the secrets to their success. In last year's Harper's Bazaar, Sarah did gush about him shorthly. “There’s also the reality of your life,” she said. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
Whether your first kiss was sloppy or suprisingly smooth, we all have a memorable first kiss story that we have ingrained in our brains. Some of these celebrities experienced similar hilarious mishaps and tribulations, but one happened to have her first kiss with what turned out to be her future husband!
1. Christian Bale
While, Christian Bale's mom worked as a clown and dancer, Christian supposedly kissed a Polish trapeze artist, named Barta, at only seven years old.
2. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba talked about her first kiss with Larry King. His name was Ross, and "he was awful," she said. Apparently, he never picked her for any of the neighborhood baseball teams which she found very rude.
3. Justin Bieber
When 95.8 Capital FM asked Justin Bieber about his first make out, he couldn't remember her name, but he did know it was at a school dance and that "basically, it was kind of bad." He had a bet going with his friends that the first person to kiss a girl would get $10, so Justin went in for the kill during a slow dance.
5. Josh Hutcherson
Josh told Seventeen that his first kiss was horrible. He was only 11 years old and was filming in New York City. In fact, the kiss was on camera with "a crew of about 50 people standing around watching." His mom and dad were both there (for support, of course). Josh described it as the "most non-real, non-intimate" first kiss ever.
6. Charlize Theron
Charlize described her first kiss to NYRock as "so planned." His name was Nicky, and she said they knew from the beginning it was going to happen when he came over to watch the ever-romantic movie, Friday the 13th. She describes it as "darkness, saliva and tongue."
7. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly told MTV News that she "waited for her first kiss." She was 17 years old, and it was with Brenden Call, a jazz singer. In fact, the singer still keeps in touch with him via Facebook.
8. Zayn Malik
The One Direction star told Sugarscape that his first kiss was when he was about 8 or 9 years old with a girl that was taller, so he was faced with the problem of getting on her level.
9. Zac Efron
This actor told Seventeen that his first kiss was in fifth grade in a tree fort. He was playing a Truth or Dare game that turned into something a little more like "make out with the other person." He explains he was one of the few boys there and was "pretty stoked."
10. Hugh Jackman
When he was only 9 years old, this Australian actor kissed a girl named Sarah Dowsett. He was transferring to an all boys' school and felt that if he didn't jump on this chance to kiss someone, he wouldn't "ever get to kiss a girl."
11. Leighton Meester
Leighton's first kiss ended in her running home! She says she was 16 and was being walked home from the movies with a guy she had mutual friends with, and got so nervous that she doesn't remember much else except that she fled the scene shortly after.
12. Taylor Lautner
Taylor told Seventeen that his first kiss was sometime in junior high. He describes his partner and train of thought as "just a girl from school" whom he had a "little thing" with.
13. Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger's first kiss happened when she was 13 years old with a much older boy. She was an exchange student in London and broke up with him when she found out the age difference, because she "couldn't commit."
14. Drew Barrymore
Fellow actor, Breckin Meyer, was Drew's first kiss, she says in her book, The Little Lost Girl. Breckin says he was about 11 and a friend of hers when he was younger. In fact, she even got him the audition with his agent. "If you do me a favor, I'll make out with you. That's how I was raised," he jokes with "Access Hollywood."
15. Mila Kunis
The cutest and most fateful first kiss goes to Mila Kunis, who actually had her first kiss on That 70's Show with fiance, Ashton Kutcher. She told W Magazine that he is the "love of her life." So this one went from an awkward on-screen first kiss to marriage and a baby, it doesn't get luckier than that!
If you think your job is wacky then get ready to do some reassessing. Of course we don't expect you to feel much pity for the rich and the famous, but many of them have taken crazy gigs on the side in order to get some extra money. These gigs include weird commercials that would have never seen the light of day in America before the internet. But now luckily many of the cooky, foreign commercials have made it online and you can see what many beloved actors have done to make an extra buck. Get ready to be confused.
1. Nicholas Cage
Chances are you won't understand what's going on on this video. We want to let you know that that's okay.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
So, this is what it sounds like when Arnold speaks Japanese.
3. Bruce Willis
We want Bruce Willis to fight off our annoying calls for us!
4. Ben Stiller
We have to admit, Ben has been in some weirder stuff but it's still interesting to watch.
5. Britney Spears
Reminisce a little of what the old Britney was like with this cute commercial.
6. Tommy Lee Jones
Can we have an entire movie with Tommy Lee Jones playing this character, please?
7. Hugh Laurie
Oh Hugh, you are always so clever.
8. Leonardo Dicaprio
In case you forgot that Leo was a '90s heart throb, we decided to include this.
9. John Travolta
We demand more commercials with John Travolta's dancing!
10. Dennis Hopper
If you have ANY idea of what's going on in the commercial below, please tell us!
11. Hulk Hogan
Who wouldn't fall asleep to Hulk's heavenly voice?
12. Nicholas Cage pt. 2
Because Nicholas Cage is just a gem, we had to include him twice on the list.
Which commercial was your favorite? Tweet us your answer!
Playboy boss Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson regrets not taking time to stop and listen to her husband Hank Baskett when he came to her with personal problems earlier this year (14), weeks before reports suggesting he cheated on her with a transsexual surfaced. The model-turned-reality TV star was blindsided by the scandal, which Baskett insists is untrue, and she is still trying to come to terms with the shock that her husband may have cheated on her.
Now, new mum Wilkinson has recalled a difficult time for the retired sportsman, when he came to her with problems he was having - but she was too busy with her professional life and impending motherhood to sit down and listen to him.
During a candid interview on news show Access Hollywood Live, she said, "Hank did come to me and try to talk to me about some things... He was struggling for a little bit.
"He was going through a lot of stuff that nobody knows about and he was trying to talk to me about it and I would not deal with it... He was very lost and I wish I would have had it in my heart to slow down a little bit and listen.
"Right now he's in a lot of therapy... and he's trying to figure everything out and try to figure out a way to explain everything."
BBC bosses have defended their decision to name singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran the most important artist in Britain's black and urban music scene.
The A Team hitmaker saw off competition from black artists including rapper Tinie Tempah and soul star Emeli Sande to top the Power List, which was compiled by a panel of experts for the BBC Radio 1Xtra station.
The list sparked a backlash among many fans and musicians, with rapper Wiley branding the U.K. music industry "backwards" and accusing the BBC of "skullduggery" for "bumping" black artists from the list.
BBC bosses have now responded to the criticism and defended their decision to pick Sheeran as the leading figure in the black music scene.
Austin Daboh, BBC Radio 1Xtra's music manager, says, "Every single day of the week, every single hour of the day we support black artists and other races that make black music sounds... I think that anyone who wants to bring race into the discussion is probably a little bit misguided."
Heath Ledger's father has expressed his sadness after the actor who received his son's scholarship fund was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Rising star Ryan Corr, who appears in Russell Crowe's upcoming movie The Water Diviner, is facing a drug possession charge after police officers in Sydney, Australia allegedly caught him smoking heroin.
He was given a huge career boost in 2011 when he was named the recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship Award, which is named in honour of the late Australian actor and funded by famous benefactors including the star's former partner Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Ledger's father Kim, who is a patron of his son's scholarship fund, has now spoken of his disappointment following news of Corr's arrest.
He says, "It does make me sad to hear that because we have enough problems with alcohol and drugs... I have some empathy for what happens around that situation with families but very little empathy for people that put it in their own mouth. We do what we can to help people but we're not involved in the proactive side of it."
Ledger was just 28 years old when he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008. Previous winners of the scholarship include Dark Shadows star Bella Heathcote and James Mackay.