Unlucky-in-love pop star Kylie Minogue has confessed her crippling work schedule was a major factor in her split from Andres Velencoso. The Spinning Around hitmaker parted from the Spanish model in October (13) after five years together, sparking rumours her love life had once again fallen victim to her punishing workload.
Now the Australian star has spoken out to confirm her career was a factor in the split, but insists there were other issues to blame as well.
Minogue tells Britain's Style magazine, "Work was definitely an aspect of it, but it wasn't just that. I had a great number of years with him, and he's a really good, good guy... I hate being boxed in. In tight clothes, tight relationships. I need to feel free in my mind. Not to go anywhere, because I'm a serial monogamist, but put a little box around me and I'll be like a wild horse."
The singer, 45, has never married or had children but has left a string of failed relationships in her wake, including with tragic INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, French actor Olivier Martinez, and fellow Australian star Jason Donovan.
Kylie Minogue's Spanish ex Andres Velencoso appears to have moved on with another star girlfriend after he was spotted with TV actress Ursula Corbero over the New Year. Shots of the couple looking cosy and happy in Puigcerda in Girona have hit the Internet and now sources insist they are an item.
The hunky model split from Minogue in October (13) after dating the unlucky-in-love Australian singer for five years.
Her past boyfriends have included tragic INXS star Michael Hutchence, Halle Berry's new husband Olivier Martinez and model James Gooding.
After the world’s worst Thanksgiving, when Gabriel Aubrey was arrested after a brutal fight with Halle Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez over the custody of 4-year-old daughter Nahla, the two parties have reached a truce.
Berry’s attorney Blair Berk and Aubry’s attorney Shawn Holley released a statement after Thursday's hearing that said, “The parties have reached an amicable agreement. There will be no further statements regarding this matter.”
Berry and Aubry have been fighting a brutal custody battle since their split in 2010. Though Aubry had a victory in early November when a judge denied Berry's request to move overseas with Nahla, Berry won a protective order after the Thanksgiving brawl, requiring her ex to stay 100 yards away from Berry, Martinez, and Nahla. Aubry was arrested after the fight, which left him looking quite worse for the wear, and was granted a temporary restraining order against Martinez.
It is still unclear whether or not authorities will pursue any criminal charges against Aubry.
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The Hollywood actress recently became engaged to the French film star and documents filed as part of her custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry have revealed she hopes to move to Martinez's home country with her daughter, Nahla.
New reports suggest the couple's wedding is now just months away as they plan to tie the knot in California in the early summer (12).
A source tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "'They are planning the wedding in California's wine country early this summer."
The publication also reports they are planning to invite Martinez's ex-girlfriend, pop star Kylie Minogue, to the nuptials. The insider adds, "It's rather unconventional but they are inviting Kylie as they've all become friends. Olivier and Halle went to Kylie's concert in L.A. last year and they'd both like her to be at their special day. There's no hard feelings at all and both Kylie and her partner Andres Velencoso will be welcome at the event."
The first and most important thing you should know about Paramount Pictures’ Thor is that it’s not a laughably corny comic book adaptation. Though you might find it hokey to hear a bunch of muscled heroes talk like British royalty while walking around the American Southwest in LARP garb director Kenneth Branagh has condensed vast Marvel mythology to make an accessible straightforward fantasy epic. Like most films of its ilk I’ve got some issues with its internal logic aesthetic and dialogue but the flaws didn’t keep me from having fun with this extra dimensional adventure.
Taking notes from fellow Avenger Iron Man the story begins with an enthralling event that takes place in a remote desert but quickly jumps back in time to tell the prologue which introduces the audience to the shining kingdom of Asgard and its various champions. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin is heir to the throne but is an arrogant overeager and ill-tempered rogue whose aggressive antics threaten a shaky truce between his people and the frost giants of Jotunheim one of the universe’s many realms. Odin (played with aristocratic boldness by Anthony Hopkins) enraged by his son’s blatant disregard of his orders to forgo an assault on their enemies after they attempt to reclaim a powerful artifact banishes the boy to a life among the mortals of Earth leaving Asgard defenseless against the treachery of Loki his mischievous “other son” who’s always felt inferior to Thor. Powerless and confused the disgraced Prince finds unlikely allies in a trio of scientists (Natalie Portman Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings) who help him reclaim his former glory and defend our world from total destruction.
Individually the make-up visual effects CGI production design and art direction are all wondrous to behold but when fused together to create larger-than-life set pieces and action sequences the collaborative result is often unharmonious. I’m not knocking the 3D presentation; unlike 2010’s genre counterpart Clash of the Titans the filmmakers had plenty of time to perfect the third dimension and there are only a few moments that make the decision to convert look like it was a bad one. It’s the unavoidable overload of visual trickery that’s to blame for the frost giants’ icy weaponized constructs and other hybrids of the production looking noticeably artificial. Though there’s some imagery to nitpick the same can’t be said of Thor’s thunderous sound design which is amped with enough wattage to power The Avengers’ headquarters for a century.
Chock full of nods to the comics the screenplay is both a strength and weakness for the film. The story is well sequenced giving the audience enough time between action scenes to grasp the characters motivations and the plot but there are tangential narrative threads that disrupt the focus of the film. Chief amongst them is the frost giants’ fore mentioned relic which is given lots of attention in the first act but has little effect on the outcome. In addition I felt that S.H.I.E.L.D. was nearly irrelevant this time around; other than introducing Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye the secret security faction just gets in the way of the movie’s momentum.
While most of the comedy crashes and burns there are a few laughs to be found in the film. Most come from star Hemsworth’s charismatic portrayal of the God of Thunder. He plays up the stranger-in-a-strange-land aspect of the story with his cavalier but charming attitude and by breaking all rules of diner etiquette in a particularly funny scene with the scientists whose respective roles as love interest (Portman) friendly father figure (Skarsgaard) and POV character (Dennings) are ripped right out of a screenwriters handbook.
Though he handles the humorous moments without a problem Hemsworth struggles with some of the more dramatic scenes in the movie; the result of over-acting and too much time spent on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Luckily he’s surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that fills the void. Most impressive is Tom Hiddleston who gives a truly humanistic performance as the jealous Loki. His arc steeped in Shakespearean tragedy (like Thor’s) drums up genuine sympathy that one rarely has for a comic book movie villain.
My grievances with the technical aspects of the production aside Branagh has succeeded in further exploring the Marvel Universe with a film that works both as a standalone superhero flick and as the next chapter in the story of The Avengers. Thor is very much a comic book film and doesn’t hide from the reputation that its predecessors have given the sub-genre or the tropes that define it. Balanced pretty evenly between “serious” and “silly ” its scope is large enough to please fans well versed in the source material but its tone is light enough to make it a mainstream hit.
The Unfaithful actor supported the Spinning Around hitmaker throughout her cancer battle, before they went their separate ways in 2007.
Minogue found love again last year (09) with Spanish male model Andres Velencoso who, at 31, is nine years younger than the singer.
And now 43 year old Martinez has also bagged himself a younger beauty - 22 year old British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
The pair has reportedly been a couple since meeting at a Victoria's Secret show in November (09) - and they cemented their romance by spending New Year's eve (31Dec09) in Martinez's native Paris, France, according to U.K. newspaper the Mail on Sunday.
A source tells the publication, "Rosie made her way out to Paris on Tuesday to spend New Year's Eve with Olivier, where he took her to a family friend's party.
"They have seen each other a couple of times since the Victoria's Secret show but this trip proves they are well and truly a couple."