Celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Robert Pattinson and Channing Tatum honoured late Hollywood stars Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall at an exclusive charity dinner on Thursday (14Aug14).
The actors attended the Grants Banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California for the handing out of donations to more than 40 non-profit entertainment industry-related organisations and scholarship programs. The grants, which totalled $1.9 million (£1.1 million), are funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the committee behind the Golden Globe Awards.
At the gala, celebrities took a moment to remember Williams and Bacall, who both passed away this week (beg11Aug14), with a round of applause.
Actress Kristen Bell, who was among the guests at the event, writes in a post on Twitter.com, "Kudos to #HFPA #hfpaGrantBanquet this eve for honouring Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall w/a (with a) moment of not silence but applause."
During the gala, Bell also performed the song Do You Want To Build A Snowman? from hit Disney movie Frozen. Kerry Washington, Chris Evans, Jason Segel, Eddie Redmayne, James Marsden and Sofia Vergara also attended the event.
Williams died of an apparent suicide on Monday (11Aug14) and Bacall passed away following a stroke on Tuesday (12Aug14).
Robert Pattinson has urged up-and-coming stars not to complain about set conditions on film shoots - because he has witnessed crew members getting payback to diva demands.
The Twilight star insists stagehands and prop bosses have all the power on movie sets, not actors and directors - and he has learned to keep his mouth shut, even if he's unhappy.
He tells Britain's Esquire magazine, "This actress was doing a scene in the bath and she kept complaining about the temperature; how it was too hot or too cold. So everyone p**sed in it and put a bunch of bubble bath in afterwards, so you couldn't smell it!"
"This stuff happens. That's why I avoid asking for anything. I don't want to get anyone's p**s on me."
Nobody could have predicted this amidst the Twilight hysteria that started in 2008, but Robert Pattinson is getting some serious indie cred under his belt. Having worked with directors like David Cronenberg, Francis Lewis, and James Gray over the past few years, it's safe to say that Pattinson has made serious strides since his role as Edward Cullen. Next up—a gangsta film with Harmony Korine? Yes, this is real.
Pattinson reached out to the Spring Breakers writer/director some time ago and has since confirmed that Korine wrote a Miami-set gangster movie for him. There are no other details at this time, but with these two names on board, there's already plenty reason to get excited about this project.
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Oscar winner Matthew Mcconaughey is set to receive the 2014 American Cinematheque Award in recognition of his career achievements. The Dallas Buyers Club star will be feted at a benefit gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on 21 October (14).
American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita says, "Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be - an adventurous, joyous and ever growing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for...
"His Academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club and the rave reviews for his television debut in True Detective, is just the beginning of his next chapter and the American Cinematheque is proud to recognise his accomplishments."
Past recipients include Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson.
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If you've seen a blockbuster action film in the last decade, chances are it was either produced or written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the pair behind franchises like Transformers, The Amazing Spider Man and the Star Trek reboot. The duo have been working side by side since the late nineties, but according to The Playlist, they're now looking to go solo and are pursuing independent film projects, although they will continue to run their television ventures together. Whenever a partnership comes to an end, people are inevitably forced to take sides, and that's exactly the task that the movie-going community is faced with right now. But how will the Internet possibly choose between two people they hold responsible for ruining franchises and inflicting mediocre action films on the world?
Allow us to settle that dispute for you by breaking down everything you need to know to pick a side in the great Orci Vs. Kurtzman conflict:
Roberto Orci Born in Mexico City Went to UT AustinMarried to Sleepy Hollow producer Melissa BlakeStepbrother-in-law is Superman Returns star Brandon RouthWriting a TV movie for Jon Favreau and a "Latino James Bond" series for Alfred Molina Looking to make his directorial debut with Star Trek 3, though Paramount seems hesitant to give him the jobScreenwriter for Star Trek 3 (Sorry, Trekkies)Attacked Star Trek fans who were upset with Star Trek: Into Darkness in a curse-filled rantHas yet to answer any of the questions that Cowboys & Aliens leaves hanging about its plot
Alex Kurtzman Born in Los AngelesWent to Wesleyan University Married to Samantha Counter, who, though probably very nice, hasn't produced anything as cool as Sleepy HollowHas a half-sister he didn't meet until age 30, which inspired him to write People Like UsMade his directorial debut with People Like Us Also directed an episode of Alias Has already been tapped to direct the Spider Man spin off Venom Will co-write Venom alongside Orci Still has not provided answers to the many questions Cowboys & Aliens raises about its plot
Now all you need to do is pick which one you feel is the lesser of two evils.
CNN/YouTubePublished this week, Piers Morgan's latest diary, Shooting Straight, sees the former newspaper editor describe Kelsey Grammer as 'astonishingly rude' after the Frasier star walked out of his CNN interview before it had even begun in 2012. But Morgan isn't the only host who's unexpectedly found themselves with some airtime to fill. Here's a look at five other celebs who have stormed off the set of a chat show.Bee GeesThe legendary pop trio became increasingly irate as Clive Anderson repeatedly made fun of their original moniker, Les Tosseurs, during an appearance on his BBC show in 1997, before a gentle ribbing about their solo careers saw Barry and Robin quickly exit the stage, suggesting Maurice was the only Bee Gee with a sense of humour.Andrew Dice ClayThe foul-mouthed comedian lived up to his reputation in 2003 by launching into a profanity-laden tirade live on CNN when interviewer Alan Chernoff began to imply, quite understandably, that his career hadn't been firing on all cylinders of late.Robert PattinsonProof that it's often the publicists who are more difficult to deal with than the actual stars, Robert Pattinson was promptly whisked away from a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest in 2009 after the American Idol host asked a fairly innocuous question about his relationship with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.Paris HiltonThe celebrity heiress didn't take too kindly to ABC reporter Dan Harris' questions about her one-time BFF Kim Kardashian and the falling ratings of her Oxygen reality show in 2011. But her initial walk-out was slightly undermined when she then agreed to re-appear with a carefully stage-managed response about her career longevity.Tracey EminResponsible for possibly the most undignified walk-off, controversial artist Tracey Emin appeared to have taken advantage of the green room's facilities judging by her inebriated state on a televised debate about the Turner Prize in 1997 which saw her berate the other panellists, repeatedly swear as she tried to take her mic off and call for her mum before staggering off the stage.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is set to receive the Supporting Actor Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards. The actor will be feted on 21 October (13) at the Beverly Hilton in California. Previous recipients include Ben Affleck, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer and Robert De Niro.
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan were recently tapped to join director and photographer Anton Corbijn's new film, Life, about a pivotal LIFE Magazine interview in 1955 that sparked a road trip and friendship between photojournalist Dennis Stock and iconic American actor James Dean. Corbijn, who has a long history of collaboration with Tom Waits, makes a natural fit with the story of photographer and performer relating.
Pattinson will be playing the conservative Stock, while DeHaan will be taking on the role of troubled actor Dean. After proving himself a more than capable performer in both In Treatment and last year's breakout Chronicle, DeHaan signed on to the Sony's new Amazing Spider-Man sequel to play Harry Osborn, a role brought to life by James Franco in the early 2000s. Now, DeHaan is set to star in another role once played by Franco, who embodied Dean in a TV movie in 2001. As far as actors go, Franco's not a terrible inspiration. His résumé may be long, eclectic, and feature a few too many episodes of General Hospital, but even when he's starred in flops (and there's been a fair share of flops) he's usually doing something either new or interesting. What's next? DeHaan on spring break (4eva)? DeHaan as a Flyboy? DeHaan selling invisible art on Kickstarter? DeHaan playing himself in one of the funniest movies of summer 2023?
Let's not forget about Pattinson. First of all, it's nearly impossible to with all the speculation over the relative broken/unbrokeness of his relationship with Kristen Stewart. Second, he's expressed a desire to do something different and interesting with his post-Twilight work, and this fits right in. He's starred in one David Cronenberg film (Cosmopolis) and just finished another (A Map to the Stars). And The Rover, which should be released later this year, is a dark and gritty crime story that. Those fiercely independant choices combined with Life might finally put the Twilight sparkle to rest for good.
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Every week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week of June 10 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flimsy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down.
LIGHTEN UP WITH A LEMON SHANDY
Miley Cyrus wore a stupid pair of pants to the Myspace relaunch party, and honestly we're really confused. What are those supposed to be?
Will Paris Hilton's new album make her relevant again? We sincerely hope not.
No one wants to play Hillary Clinton in the developing biopic Rodham. Come on, ladies, this is the one and only pantsuit aficionado we're talking about (not the mention former first lady, secretary of state, and a viable candidate for President)!
WASH THIS WEEK DOWN WITH A CLASSIC MOJITO
Roberto Cavalli's curve-less Beyoncé image caused an uproar. But really guys, it's just a fashion sketch. All the women in those things look like a daddy longlegs in a dress.
Scientologists are not happy that everyone keeps saying After Earth is about Scientology, but people are going to keep saying it anyway (because it really, really, seems like it's true). Pipe down, Scientologists!
An aspiring actor spent $5,000 to look like Ryan Gosling. But... he still looks nothing like Ryan Gosling.
Amanda Bynes continues to tweet questionable things and wear heinous wigs. What would Bynes' characters from The Amanda Show think of her behavior? Well, we know Judge Trudy would definitely not approve.
THIS WEEK WAS HARD. GET SLOSHED WITH A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA.
A French teacher was suspended after showing Saw to his class of 11-year-olds. Seriously? If you want to play a game, go with heads up seven up. No one dies.
Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwayne was hospitalized because of a blood clot on his brain. Please get better, Ted. We don't cope well without our daily dose of folky, banjo-infused goodness.
Laura Poitras is the perfect choice for a documentary about Edward Snowden and the NSA, because someone needs to turn this whole thing into an Academy Award-winner.
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R&B singer Bobby V's personal life has been thrust into the spotlight amid reports suggesting he features in a new sex tape. The Slow Down hitmaker, formerly known as Bobby Valentino, allegedly filmed himself having sex in a hotel room with an unidentified video vixen - and now the footage is up for grabs.
Editors at TMZ.com, who have viewed the X-rated tape, claim the film is currently being shopped to the highest bidder by a mystery seller.
The star, real name Robert Wilson, isn't the first celebrity to have his bedroom antics exposed - fellow singer Ray J famously had sex with Kim Kardashian on tape, while Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton have also experienced similar scandals.