Bride-to-be Cheryl Hines has turned to her future stepdaughter, actress Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy, for help as she makes last-minute wedding preparations before exchanging vows with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. next month (02-03Aug14). The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, who became engaged to the attorney in April (14), will become a member of America's famous Kennedy clan on 2 August (14), when they tie the knot at the family's estate in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
However, the groom's daughter reveals the couple has yet to make a few decisions about the big day - including what dress Hines will wear - so she is doing what she can to help.
She tells the New York Daily News the wedding will be a "secret affair, very private", but adds, "I'm trying to help the best I can. It's a fun wedding with two very fun people who aren't necessarily always very organised. So I try to be there to pull everything together when I can."
And Kennedy insists she cannot wait to officially welcome Hines into her family: "I always loved Curb. It's great (that they're marrying). I love Cheryl, and I'm excited for our new family."
Actress Cheryl Hines is preparing to marry her fiance Robert Kennedy, Jr. on 2 August (14), according to a U.S. report. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, who became engaged to the attorney in April (14), is plotting a large wedding at the Kennedy family's home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and it will reportedly take place across the weekend of 2-3 August (14).
Editors at the New York Daily News report the couple will enjoy two days of festivities with around 600 guests.
A source tells the newspaper, "Bobby wanted a small wedding, but he has a big family of at least 150 people and she has a huge family in California, so they have invited 600 people - and that's small for the Kennedys."
Russell Crowe has shown off his technical skills by directing and starring in Australian singer Marcia Hines' new promo for her track Remedy.
In the black and white video, Crowe plays a surgeon and Hines is his assistant, and they are shown having a lovers' quarrel while treating a patient at the operating table. Crowe's face is obscured for the majority of the promo, firstly by a surgical mask and then by large sunglasses when he plays guitar during Hines' performance scenes.
Crowe has also put his directing skills to the test with his movie debut The Water Diviner, which is due for release next year (15).
The 2014 CMT Music Awards kicked off with a star-studded video intro on Wednesday night (04Jun14), with host Kristen Bell in search of a co-host for the ceremony. She "interviewed" comedian Tom Arnold, Sean Hayes, and her real-life husband Dax Shepard for the job, but with the help of pals Malin Akerman and Cheryl Hines, decided to go solo. The clip also featured a parody of Jay Z's recent elevator brawl with sister-in-law Solange Knowles, as Luke Bryan was forced to break up the duelling members of Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard in a lift.
"I come from a big family, and the Kennedys are a big family. It feels natural. When I met them, they were all very genuine and gracious. I was surprised. I didn't know what to expect or who they are. They're the most generous people I've ever met." Actress Cheryl Hines gushes over her future in-laws. She will become a member of America's most famous family when she weds fiance Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. this summer (14). The couple became engaged in April (14).
Actor and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford has married his yoga teacher fiance in Hawaii. The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines star, son of Rat Pack member Peter Lawford and assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy's sister Patricia, wed Mercedes Miller, 34, during a ceremony in Maui on Sunday (25May14).
The union is Kennedy Lawford's second - he divorced first wife Jeannie Olsson, the mother of his three children, in 2000, after 16 years of marriage.
The 59 year old isn't the only member of the famous Kennedy clan getting married this year (14) - his cousin, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is engaged to wed actress Cheryl Hines. The couple is reportedly planning to exchange vows this summer (14) during the Kennedy family's annual reunion in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Pioneering actor/singer Herb Jeffries has died at the age of 100. Jeffries died from heart failure at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in California on Sunday (25May14), biographer Raymond Strait confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
Born Umberto Valentino, Jeffries starred in five Westerns in the 1930s featuring all-black casts including Harlem on the Prairie, Rhythm Rodeo and The Bronze Buckaroo. He later played the title character in 1957 film Calypso Joe, opposite Angie Dickinson.
He was also a successful singer, touring with Earl 'Fatha' Hines and later joining Duke Ellington's band and performing at the iconic bandleader's Jump For Joy revue in Los Angeles in 1941.
As an actor, Jeffries also made a number of guest appearances in popular 1960s TV shows including I Dream of Jeannie, Hawaii Five-O, The Name of the Game and The Virginian.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines will reportedly wed Robert Kennedy, Jr. this summer (14). The actress and the attorney became engaged last month (Apr14) and editors at the New York Post are now reporting the couple is planning to tie the knot during the Kennedy family's annual reunion in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
The marriage will be the second for Hines and the third for 60-year-old Kennedy.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines is about to join America's most famous family after becoming engaged to Robert Kennedy, Jr.
The actress and the attorney have been dating since 2012 and reports suggest they confirmed their engagement news at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Arizona on 29 April (14). The marriage will be the second for Hines and the third for 60-year-old Kennedy.
Stepping out of Neighbors into the cold, calm, dick-joke-free real world, you might find yourself hit with a barrage of "But wait..." moments: "Why did they move into a new frat house just a month or two before the end of college?" "When was it established that she wanted to sleep with him?" "Where did that pledge come from?" "Who was that other guy?" "If he, then why?" "When did?" "How?" "What?" "Huh?!" Yeah, there are enough logical holes in Nicholas Stoller's comedy to warrant an "Everything Wrong with Neighbors" gag trailer and a dozen or two angry message threads. But the tenability of a movie's realism isn't exactly on trial when it sells itself as the Seth Rogen comedy in which a baby eats a condom.
Neighbors eagerly liberates itself not only from the laws of basic reality or tight storytelling, but also from the rigid shackles of any one comic tone. We jump from a slice of life about new parents Mac and Kelly (Rogen and Rose Byrne) who aren't quite ready to say goodbye to their youth instantly to a wild and wacky college farce about the fraternity one house over (led by Zac Efron and second banana Dave Franco), borrowing a lexicon from latter day National Lampoon. As the war picks up between these congenial neighbors-turned-close-quarters enemies, we're invited into a back and forth of vicious, albeit loony, aggression, each maneuver to "get those fogeys/punks next door" escalating in hostility, danger, and independence from earthbound possibility. As we're treated to this ceaseless exercise in human malignance, Neighbors peppers in episodes of cartoon-grade zaniness, macabre pathos, and absolute surrealism. And although it might not seem like all of these comic identities can exist in the same film, Neighbors has a special trick up its sleeve to make it all work: it's funny. Never brilliant, and rarely all that fresh, but always funny.
The frat stuff plays broad, often saddling Efron's sadomasochistic pseudo-villain, Franco's vulnerable prick, and the pair's gang of goons — a wily Christopher Mintz-Plasse and an effortlessly charming Jerrod Carmichael at the top of the heap — with the usual party flick shenanigans like dance-offs and flaming barrels of marijuana. The team of youngsters is at its best, though, when the standard routine is shirked for more peculiar fare, like an abstract non sequitur that has Franco demonstrating a bizarre biological skill, or a fractured history of drinking games as narrated through flashbacks by a passionate Efron.
A good deal of fun can be pinned on the usual assortment of physical gags, pop culture references (one extended bit plays on the film histories of Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, and Al Pacino to endearing results), and the goofball antics of supporting players like Ike Barinholtz (as Mac's zealous, dimwitted pal). But Neighbors' secret weapon is Byrne, outshining the established comedic reputations of her co-stars with her performance as Kelly. Catapulted miles from the doldrums of straight-man-hood, Byrne tops even Rogen in awkward panache (watching her struggling to interact with the younger breed early on in the movie is delightful) and diabolical villainy alike — the very biggest laughs come from Byrne unleashing her furies or executing evil schemes. If Neighbors inspires any lasting impression, it should be a new appreciation for Byrne's chops in the humor department.
Somehow, this farcical grab bag never feels lethally convoluted or overstuffed. While the film's pacing does no great favors — we jump right into the principal conflict, which is a tough beat to sustain for so long — and a few abject narrative leaps keep the story from feeling tidy, these problems feel like a second priority. Even if some of the jokes feel strained or rehashed, if the characters are malleable, if the conceit is overcooked, or if there are too many plot holes to count... we're laughing. So it's working.
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