Former Batman Michael Keaton is to be honoured with the Modern Master Award at the 30th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The actor, who is being hotly tipped for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in new movie Birdman, will collect the accolade at a gala on 31 January (15).
Past Modern Masters have included Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sean Penn, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett and Clint Eastwood.
Announcing next year's (15) recipient, SBIFF executive director Roger Durling says, "There is no actor more befitting of the Modern Master Award than the legendary Michael Keaton. His performance in Birdman is tremendous, showing the range of decades-long experience."
Revered filmmaker David Fincher regrets ignoring his longtime partner, producer Cean Chaffin, when she urged him not to direct 1997 thriller The Game. In hindsight, Fincher admits he was wrong to make the film, which starred Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, without figuring out how it would end.
He tells Playboy, "She (Chaffin) was extremely vociferous... when she said, 'Don't make The Game'. In hindsight my wife was right. We didn't figure out the third act, and it was my fault, because I thought if you could just keep your foot on the throttle it would be liberating and funny."
The director also admits he'd make his classic thriller Seven differently if he had to reshoot it today, adding, "I would have a lot more fun. It was only by the time I did Zodiac or (The Curious Case of) Benjamin Button that I knew what I was doing."
"Dad called me about six months ago and he said, 'You know, son, one of my old movies was on television and I was watching it, and I didn't remember the movie'... I said, 'Dad, you're 97 years old, that happens'... (He then said), 'No, you don't understand, son. I watched the movie, then I realised it's not me - it was you!'" Michael Douglas reveals his elderly actor father Kirk mistook his son for himself while watching a movie on TV.
Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are teaming up to star in new adult comedy Driving Dick Kelly. The film stars De Niro as a recently widowed, salacious U.S. Army veteran who manages to trick his uptight grandson, played by Efron, to drive him to Florida for spring break.
According to TheWrap.com, veteran actors Jeff Bridges and Michael Douglas were also up for the role that eventually went to De Niro.
Efron, who performed an impersonation of De Niro in college comedy Neighbors earlier this year (14), previously starred in 2011's New Year's Eve with the legendary actor, but the two did not share any scenes together.
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Jimmy Fallon likes to have fun on The Tonight Show with lip-syncing and impressions. It's not at all surprising that he's done it again and made us all cry with laughter, with the help of Maroon 5's lead singer, Adam Levine. Somehow this new game, "Wheel of Musical Impressions," makes us want a full recording of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," by Levine.
Watch the hilarious sketch below:
That Michael Jackson musical impression is easily the greatest impression we've ever seen of the King of Pop. Hopefully Fallon continues this sketch, with Levine as his guest, over and over again.
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Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
Sir Paul McCartney has added his weight to a campaign against Scottish independence. The Beatles legend has signed an open letter to voters in the country urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.
McCartney, who penned his classic track Mull of Kintyre in honour of his beloved estate in Scotland, has added his name to the notice, which states: "We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them... What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."
Other stars who have already signed it include Sir Mick Jagger, Michael Douglas, Sting, and Dame Judi Dench, while singer Morrissey and funnyman Russell Brand are backing the independence campaign.
TV historian Dan Snow is adamant McCartney's support is a major boost to the 'No' campaign, saying, "Sir Paul is one of the world's most respected musicians. We are humbled that he has signed the letter.
"Sir Paul's signature, alongside Sir Mick Jagger's and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us."
Scotland goes to the polls on the issue in September (14).
Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall has been laid to rest following an intimate family funeral in New York City. The iconic actress passed away last week (ends17Aug14) at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke at her home in Manhattan, New York, and she was remembered at a memorial service in the Big Apple on Tuesday (19Aug14).
Around 50 guests attended the private ceremony at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, while a larger congregation gathered at Bacall's apartment for the wake, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Attendees included Anjelica Huston and Michael Douglas, whose father Kirk was a good friend of the late star.
Michael Douglas' former production partner Peter Mcalevey has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 58. McAlevey was part of Douglas' Stonebridge Entertainment venture which produced the films Flatliners, Double Impact and Radio Flyer.
He was reportedly in pre-production on a remake of Disney's 1963 movie The Three Lives of Thomasina at the time of his death on Friday (15Aug14).
Before he became a producer, McAlevey worked as a roadie for the New York Dolls and the Rolling Stones, and he was Newsweek magazine's entertainment correspondent before Jeffrey Katzenberg recruited him to join him at Disney.
He left the company to form Stonebridge with Douglas.
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has put the New York mansion which she reportedly called home during her separation from husband Michael Douglas up for sale. The Welsh star and the Wall Street actor spent time apart in 2013 after 13 years of marriage, but reconciled earlier this year (14), and now it seems their marriage is back on track after Zeta-Jones put her Bedford, New York retreat on the market.
The actress has listed the property for $8.1 million (£4.9 million).
Zeta-Jones originally purchased the six bedroom colonial home in 2010 for just $5 million (£3 million) and last year (13), renovated the property, adding a new guest house, master closet and gourmet kitchen.