Matthew Mcconaughey was honored by his former movie co-stars Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson, and the cast of Interstellar, as he picked up the American Cinematheque Award on Tuesday night (21Oct14).
The Oscar-winning actor received the coveted prize during a gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and he was joined by former co-stars including Dallas Buyers Club's Garner, True Detective actress Michelle Monaghan, and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days lead Hudson. The blonde beauty, who also appeared with McConaughey in another rom-com, Fool's Gold, took to the stage to pay tribute to her friend, saying, "He attacks everything with an intensity that is palpable. He's truly a phenomenal actor, and a bright shining star."
During the gala, McConaughey was also feted by his Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, who branded the actor "the emotional centre" of the new sci-fi film, and director Christopher Nolan, who handed him the award. Nolan told the audience, "I'm not a believer in the 'McConaissance'. I think Matthew's success of late is the rest of us catching up to what he's been doing. I'm very proud to know him. I've never worked with an actor so relentless in his pursuit of truth in everything he does. This is a performer who can't say 'Pass the salt' without it being truthful, without it meaning something."
Other guests at the event, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, included McConaughey's Mud co-star Reese Witherspoon and actress Jess Weixler.
Actress Lindsay Price has given birth to her second son. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and her celebrity chef husband Curtis Stone welcomed little Emerson Spencer Stone in Los Angeles on Tuesday (16Sep14).
Confirming the news, Curtis' representative tells People.com, "Both Lindsay and Emerson are doing well. Curtis is officially the happiest man in the world!"
The couple, which wed last year (13), also has a two-year-old boy called Hudson.
Actress Lindsay Price is set to become a mum for the second time. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and her celebrity chef husband Curtis Stone are expecting a new member to their family, according to E! News.
Price and Stone are already parents to two-year-old son Hudson. The couple tied the knot in Mallorca, Spain in 2013.
When I was in high school and college back in the 1980s and '90s, my favorite TV father wasn't Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) on The Cosby Show. He was too cloying and the show just reeked of saccharine sweetness. It wasn't Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) on Family Ties. Nor was it Jim Walsh (James Eckhouse) on Beverly Hills 90210. No - it was Philip Banks (James Avery) in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That's why hearing of Avery's death from complications from open-heart surgery hit me harder than I expected.
Avery was able to convey a tough as nails man who was more than capable of being a great father. He could go from silencing his nephew, Will Smith (Will Smith) with a glare to dispensing fatherly advice to his son, Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) or one of his two daughters, Hilary (Karyn Parsons) and Ashley (Tatyana Ali). He was also a devoted husband to his wife, Vivian (Both Janet Hubert and Daphne Reid). Despite his angry looks, he clearly didn't mind being the butt of the fat jokes that Smith often tosses his way. It wasn't just his facial expressions that made him so memorable, though his angry bulging eyes and glower could be equally hilarious and terrifying. His deep voice was capable of conveying so much and he could modulate it quite well. He was gifted in physical comedy too - his scenes throwing Jazz out of his home were always funny.
Despite the jokes, Avery always seemed to use his size to command a scene, not crowd it. He was able to combine all three things: his face, voice and size to create such a unique, compelling persona in all of his roles. Anytime I saw him appear on a show, it always made me smile.
Of course, Avery was on other shows,appearing for short stints on shows like The Closer, He also did a ton of voiceover work, including shows like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he was the villainous Shredder (many people had their memories of him through that). The main thing was that he never was not working. In fact, he had just finished a movie with Zach Braff, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Donald Faison and Kate Hudson before he passed away.
His death was such that it was even front-page news on CNN.com. Rest well, Uncle Phil. You'll always live on in syndication.
Somebody call Emma Pillsbury, because Gleeks may soon need some counseling: Glee's sixth season will indeed be its last. Creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the news at the Paley Center event on Wednesday night, when he talked about the impact that the death of Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson had on the show, saying "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him." Murphy and the show's writers are currently trying to figure out how to rework the show around Monteith's absence.
Fans of Finn and Rachel will be pleased to know that they were always meant to be together in the end, and Murphy has promised that the new ending will "honor" Monteith. He's apparently planning to present his new plan to the network next week. Rumors that the show might be coming to an end started appearing around August, when Fox president Kevin Reilly said that they weren't thinking about the show past its sixth season. However, with the death of Monteith looming large over the show and the show's slow decline in popularity and quality, Glee's departure has started to seem inevitable.
With Finn no longer in the picture, fans have been speculating about the new direction the show will be forced to take. A popular theory is that the new ending will center around Kurt Hummel and his on new fiancé Blaine. Since Murphy has previously stated his affection for both characters, this seems like a probable ending. Rachel will most likely end up a big star, and without Finn to return to Lima for, we wouldn't be surprised if her final storyline centered on her career. Hopefully, some of the show's original cast can return again, and the audience can finally get some closure about Mercedes' singing career, Quinn's success at Yale, and what Brittany could possibly be getting up to at MIT. After all, does anyone actually care about the new group of glee club kids? And, in a perfect world, Tina would finally be able to get a plot where she can be successful without everyone around her tearing her down.
No matter what happens, we're sure Miss Pillsbury has some pamphlets that will help Gleeks through this tough time. Maybe something along the lines of "Moving On After Your Favorite TV Show Ends?"
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Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Hudson and Kerry Washington were among the Hollywood stars recognised for their charity work at a special industry event on Saturday (05Oct13). Comedienne Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron and Elizabeth Banks were also feted at the Beverly Wilshire hotel during Variety magazine's annual Power of Women ceremony, which honours celebrities for their philanthropic efforts.
Kidman was praised for her work with UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), telling the crowd, "I became involved with this organisation because I was raised by a feminist mother - and she said to never be frightened of using the 'F' word!"
Meanwhile, Hudson was feted for the foundation she set up in memory of her slain nephew, and Washington took the stage to talk about her work campaigning for arts education in low-income areas.
And Theron, who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and research, fought back tears as she dedicated her trophy to her own mother in the audience.
She said, "It's impossible for me to accept this award because there's someone here so much more powerful than me. I hope you're OK with me giving this award to my mum. That b**ch was building roads in Africa when no woman was doing that. I thank you, Mum, for teaching me by your actions how to be a strong woman, and for turning me into a p**sy every time I talk to you."
Banks gave a comedic speech about women's health, the cause closest to her heart: "There's a lot of talk about boobies, and I'm all about boobies. But you are four times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer... I mean, when was the last time your gyno (gynaecologist) checked your cholesterol?"
Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson and Gary Cooper's doctor has died, aged 93. Rexford Kennamer, who was dubbed the Physician to the Stars, diagnosed Cooper's terminal cancer and famously accompanied Elizabeth Taylor to the funeral of her husband Mike Todd.
He passed away at the Alabama home of his nephew last week (28Sep13), according to Reuters.
An internist and cardiologist in Beverly Hills, he became one of Taylor's close friends after meeting her on the set of 1944's National Velvet, when he was a contract doctor for the studio.
Kennamer was offered lucrative book deals to reveal all about his famous clients but he turned them all down.
Actress Lindsay Price and her TV chef husband Curtis Stone have renewed their wedding vows just two months after exchanging vows in Spain. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 beauty wed the Australian at the Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort at the beginning of June (13), and on Saturday (27Jul13) the couple celebrated again during the second night of Stone's two-day pop-up restaurant at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Almost 30 friends packed into the Venetian Chapel to witness the renewal ceremony, according to Us Weekly magazine.
The loved-up couple became engaged a year ago (Jul13) and they welcomed a son, Hudson, in November (12).
Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson handed the shocked star the accolade for his work as Dr. King Schultz in Quentin Tarantino's controversial new Western, which also features the Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.
Accepting the night's first prize, he said, "Thank you so much... It's extraordinary. Quentin you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words. You entrusted me with this character and you took me on this journey."
The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The historical epic will go head-to-head for Best Motion Picture (Drama) with Argo, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi.
Meanwhile, Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the movie, scored a mention for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama), while Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones picked up nods for their supporting roles and Steven Spielberg landed a nomination for Best Director.
Lincoln is also nominated in categories for Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score, taking the tally to seven, while Ben Affleck's thriller Argo and Quentin Tarantino's drama Django Unchained trail with five nominations each.
In the TV categories, some of the small screen's biggest names are going head-to-head for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi will take on Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Homeland star Damian Lewis, Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom.
All the actors' shows will also do battle in the category for Best Television Series - Drama, while there are also nods for Lewis' Homeland co-stars Claire Danes (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama) and Mandy Patinkin (Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series).
Hit British period drama Downton Abbey has two nominations, for Dame Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery, while singer Adele is nominated for her hit James Bond track Skyfall, which will compete in the Best Original Song category.
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will take place on 13 January (13) in Los Angeles.
The nominations were announced by actors Ed Helms, Megan Fox, and Jessica Alba in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday (13Dec12) and the complete list is as follows:
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust And Bone
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Richard Gere - Arbitrage
John Hawkes - The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix -The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight
Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Emily Blunt - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith - Quartet
Meryl Streep - Hope Springs
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Jack Black - Bernie
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray - Hyde Park on Hudson
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Amy Adams - The Master
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Alan Arkin - Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Best Director - Motion Picture
Ben Affleck - Argo
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner - Lincoln
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Chris Terrio - Argo
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
For You - Act of Valor
Not Running Anymore - Stand Up Guys
Safe and Sounds - The Hunger Games
Skyfall - Skyfall
Suddenly - Les Miserables
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Life of Pi
Best Animated Film
Rise of Guardians
Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hatfields & McCoys
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Damian Lewis - Homeland
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Connie Britton - Nashville
Glenn Close - Damages
Claire Danes - Homeland
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Don Cheadle - House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes
Louis C.K. - Louie
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Zooey Deschanel - The New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Lena Dunham - Girls
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock
Woody Harrelson - Game Change
Toby Jones - The Girl
Clive Owen - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nicole Kidman - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story
Sienna Miller - The Girl
Julianne Moore - Game Change
Sigourney Weaver - Political Animals
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Max Greenfield - New Girl
Ed Harris - Game Change
Danny Huston - Magic City
Mandy Patinkin - Homeland
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hayden Panettiere - Nashville
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
Sarah Paulson - Game Change