British rapper Professor Green has branded Echo And The Bunnymen frontman Ian Mcculloch "embarrassing" after they were involved in a foul-mouthed bust-up in a London club. The Read All About It hitmaker was enjoying a night out with his wife Millie Mackintosh at the Groucho Club in Soho when he was approached by McCulloch, who is the father of Green's ex-girlfriend, actress Candy McCulloch.
Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "My ex's dad, Ian McCulloch, had a go at me the other night. He bumped into me and said, 'Steve you're a f**king t**t!' So we left The Groucho and went to The Box (nightclub) and there he is again... Millie's in his face, calling him every name under the sun. What's a grown man doing behaving like that? It was just embarrassing. I mean my ex would be so embarrassed."
A crewmember who worked on the set of TV comedy Roseanne has a very special keepsake - a photo of regular guest George Clooney's genitals. Prankster Clooney took a shot of his manhood and taped it to the family refrigerator on the set, where it stayed for less than a day before someone stole it.
During a mini Roseanne reunion on Wednesday (06Aug14) when Roseanne Barr joined her one-time TV daughter Sara Gilbert on her U.S. show The Talk, the two women recalled the saucy shot and mused over who might have snatched it.
Barr said, "We used to have a few cocktails after we wrapped on the set there - just the adults, and George took a picture of his wiener.
"He had these Groucho (Marx) glasses, and he put the Groucho glasses (on his genitals), so that the wiener was (there) instead of the nose. He took the nose off. And he put (the picture) on the fridge for the next day when we came in.
"We would laugh at it all the time, and about the second day, it disappeared. I don't know. I thought it would surface by now, but maybe they don't know it was George Clooney."
Gilbert added, "I totally missed it! I think I thought it was just a stuffed animal!"
"The girls always try to set me up with men but we haven’t had any success. There have been a couple of occasions but I'm a too busy being a mum and working... I don’t think I could try internet dating. Maybe I should set one up called Groucho." Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm admits her former bandmates constantly attempt to help her find love. The singer has a five-year-old daughter with her ex-partner, Thomas Starr.
Singer Harry Styles refused to stick with tradition and crashed his model ex Cara Delevingne's sister's bachelorette bash in London on Saturday night (30Nov13). Poppy Delevingne threw a wild retro-themed party at the U.K. capital's posh Groucho Club, which was attended by her supermodel sister and famous female friends including actresses Sienna Miller and Jaime Winstone and TV presenter Alexa Chung.
Styles, who was once linked to Cara, did not want to miss out on the fun - he turned up to the bash, which was in celebration of Poppy's final days as a single woman ahead of her wedding to James Cook.
The One Direction star donned a blond wig to impersonate a member of 1990s band Hanson, along with radio star Nick Grimshaw and a female pal.
The trio partied at the club until the early hours of Sunday morning (01Dec13), when Styles left the venue wearing a huge elephant mask.
He later posted a snap of himself posing with Miller on his Instagram, and wrote: "I was part of Hanson."
Meanwhile, supermodel Cara had an embarrassing end to the night - she gave a woman driver a shock by hopping into the backseat of her car after mistaking it for a taxi cab.
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One of the most respected authorities on the greatest films of all time is the American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Movies" list, first presented in 1998 and revised in 2007. For those who want to view some of the films considered the greatest ever, Netflix has you covered, providing viewers with 13 titles on the list through their streaming service. Take a look at what's available.
The General (1926)
Buster Keaton's silent comedy epic based on the true story of a train conductor during the Civil War may not appeal to most modern audiences (and it didn't to critics upon its release either) but it is now considered one of the greatest films of all time.
High Noon (1952)
The classic Western stars Gary Cooper as a retired sheriff who steps up to protect a frontier town from a notorious outlaw and Grace Kelly as his Quaker wife who wants him to stay out of it.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Considered one of the greatest examples of film noir, Double Indemnity tells the story of an insurance investigator (Fred MacMurray) who gets roped into a murderous insurance scheme by a conniving woman (Barbara Stanwyck).
Another quintessential Western, it stars Alan Ladd as wandering gunslinger Shane who ends up in the middle of a deadly Wyoming land dispute.
The oldest film on the list, D.W. Griffith's silent epic tells four parallel stories relating to morality through history.
Duck Soup (1933)
The classic Marx Brothers' comedy tells the story of Rufus. T. Firefly's (Groucho) appointment to leadership of the fictional, bankrupt country Freedonia which is on the brink of war.
The African Queen (1951)
Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar as a Canadian riverboat captain traveling with uptight missionary Katharine Hepburn down an African river to blow a hole in a German blockade during the onset of WWII.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Paul Newman and Robert Redford cemented their place in cinema history with their portrayal of the legendary outlaws.
Forrest Gump (1994)
You can re-watch the smash hit starring Tom Hanks as the Alabama man with an IQ of 75 for the 100th time.
Yup, the disaster epic that might be more popular to hate than like made the list. It's not as bad as people say. I'm sure millions of women who were teenagers in the late '90s would agree.
Oliver Stone's tale of a young soldier in the Vietnam War has gained acclaim as one of the greatest war films of all time.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
This Tarantino instant classic telling several sordid, interconnected tales revolving around a surreal L.A. criminal underworld is one of the most widely-loved films of recent decades.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Spike Lee became an icon with his tale of racial tension erupting in Brooklyn.
British rapper Professor Green celebrated his recent proposal to Millie Mackintosh by hosting an engagement party in London on Friday night (12Apr13). The I Need You Tonight hitmaker popped the question to reality TV socialite Mackintosh in Paris, France last month (Mar13), and the couple wasted no time in holding a bash to mark their impending nuptials.
They invited their pals to join them for a party at the U.K. capital's Groucho hotspot, and stars including hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks and Scottish singer Emeli Sande attended the celebration.
The rapper took to his Twitter.com page after the bash to write, "Love to everyone who made this night so special... Couldn't have asked for a better turn out... Thank you!"
There's a reason that the young adults of today continue to hold their favorite childhood movies and TV shows in such high regard: a lot of them have enough sophisticated humor within to entertain adults just as much as they do kids (plus, we're all severely addicted to the sentiment of nostalgia). No exception to this rule is the Disney modern classic Aladdin, which reached the ripe old, shudder-inducing age of 20 this week.
Many of us cherish Aladdin as one of the first movies we can recall seeing in theaters. And what a dazzling display of cinema it was — enough bright colors, loud noises, and catchy tunes to enamor any wide-eyed child between five and ten years of age. But alongside these children were the parents, a troupe that was not confined to 90 minutes of mindless babble, but instead treated to plenty of gags catered specifically to their demographic: celebrity impressions, cultural references... even some sexual innuendo.
This might change the way you think about Aladdin from now on, but hopefully you've reached a point in your life where you're emotionally prepared for such an ordeal. As such, carry on forth and learn all of Aladdin's hidden jokes that you missed the first time around due to your kindergarten education and still malleable cerebellum.
The Genie's Celebrity Impressions
Considering the fact that Robin Williams agreed to take the role of the Genie based on an animated video of his rapid-fire stand-up created by the Disney team to entice him, it's not a big shock that the character frequently channels a constant of the comic's act: celebrity impersonations. Right from the get-go, the Genie engages in one imitation after another, mocking spotlit figures of Hollywood's golden age. The Genie was pretty far ahead of the curve, considering the fact that movie takes place in the 8th Century and all.
Anachronisms notwithstanding, the Genie can be seen launching into a handful of impressions, many of which we likely didn't catch back in '92 (primarily because we had no idea who half of these people actually were). Check out theese clips, and our breakdown of a few of the notable names parodied in the film (complete with analysis on "gettability" to the young 1992 viewer).
Arnold Schwarzenegger: We might have recognized this one from Kindergarten Cop, or secret totally-not-allowed late night viewings of The Terminator.
Ed Sullivan: It's unlikely that we understood this reference, considering the talk show host's retirement having taken place 20 years prior.
Groucho Marx: Maybe. Yes, it's a pretty dated gag, but old Loony Tunes episodes did enough Groucho fare that we might have at least though it was a jab at Bugs Bunny.
William F. Buckley: Don't be ridiculous.
Peter Lorre: Again, likely more recognizable from old cartoons rather than the original source — the film noire actor notable for his roles as villains and creepy nuisances
Robert De Niro: We might have heard of him, sure, but the actor's particular shtick tackled by the Genie was probably not one we'd have been allowed to watch at that age.
Rodney Dangerfield: It's possible we caught this one... if only for the good graces of Rover Dangerfield. Remember that? That was an actual movie.
Jack Nicholson: Whatever the Genie was doing with those dark, pointy glasses and that hauntingly slender frame seemed menacing and unpleasant. We didn't get it, and we didn't like it.
The Opening Scene Infomercial Parody
You wouldn't necessarily need to get all the specific references in the film's opening scene, delivered by a shifty market place vendor, to have found it funny in your younger years. But a familiarity with infomercials (Tupperware products) would have at least grounded the ordeal in some degree of rationale. "Weren't there supposed to be sword fights and flying rugs?" we might have thought at this point. "Get to the good part!"
The Genie's Romantic Innuendo (a Gay Joke)
Following the troubling scene halfway through the movie, wherein Aladdin almost drowns after being kidnapped and tossed into the sea by Jafar's goons, the Genie takes it upon himself to save his master's life (despite the fact that Aladdin, being unconscious, couldn't actually wish for the rescue). Genie admits afterwards that he did it out of genuine affection for Aladdin, doubling back as not to have his friendship mistaken for homosexual romantic affection: "I'm getting pretty fond of you, kid," the Genie smiles. "Not that I want to pick out curtains, or anything."
And of course, there are surely others. The infamous "Good teenagers take of their clothes," among them. What gags from Aladdin do you remember not getting way back when?
[Photo Credit: Disney]
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Actress Anna Friel marked her 36th birthday on Thursday (12Jul12) by enjoying a night out with partner Rhys Ifans in London. The couple visited The Ivy and the Groucho Club, and the Pushing Daisies star clearly enjoyed the celebration - she was pictured wearing a hat shaped like a birthday cake.
The Alfie star reportedly met the singer during a night out in London and he subsequently invited her to hit the studio to lay down vocals for a romantic duet called Hate & Love.
A source tells the Sunday Mirror, "Jack met Sienna at the Groucho Club (in London) and she sang These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. She adores singing so jumped at the chance to sing with him when he asked her to."
"I became friends with Groucho in his later days. I used to shave his face with an electric razor. I once changed a light bulb over his bed, and he told me, 'That's the best performance I've ever seen you give.' I said, 'Well, that's the best review I ever got.'" Actor Elliot Gould on bonding with Hollywood legend Groucho Marx during the final years of his life by helping him with his household chores. The comedy icon passed away in 1977.