Shia Labeouf's former TV co-star Christy Carlson Romano has thrown her support behind the troubled actor, insisting he will be "fine" in the aftermath of his arrest.
The Transformers actor suffered a public meltdown last month (Jun14) when he was arrested for disrupting a Broadway production of Cabaret and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment. A representative for LaBeouf later revealed the star is receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.
His former Even Stevens co-star Carlson Romano has now spoken out about LaBeouf's troubles, and she is adamant her former colleague will bounce back.
She tells FOX411, "I think he's such a talented person. I think he's going to be fine... Men seem to be able to come through of (sic) whatever they have going on publicly much easier than female actresses. He's just so talented, too, that I think everyone will be able to push forward through whatever it is he's going to be going through in the future, too."
Chloë Grace Moretz has been staying incredibly busy, with new projects being announced and promoted all over the place. Next up for the talented young star is the Japanese animated film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Studio Ghibli (co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki) is behind this one, and people are expecting great things. Here's a look at the 2013 production:
The movie is based on the oldest recorded Japanese story The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and tellsof a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo. According to Entertainment Weekly "she grows into a beautiful woman who attracts many suitors, though she hides a secret."
Moretz will voice the lead role of Kaguya, and she stars alongside James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden, and John Cho.
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Rocker Courtney Love is heading back to TV to guest star on U.S. series Sons Of Anarchy.
The Hole frontwoman will make her dramatic TV acting debut as a pre-school teacher of Charlie Hunnam character's son in the final season of the popular show, according to TVLine.com.
News of the singer's new gig comes just weeks after she unveiled plans to take a hiatus from music to focus on reviving her acting career. She previously scored a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Hustler boss Larry Flynt's junkie wife Althea in 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt and tried her hand at TV in a 2009 episode of comedy Nice Brothers.
Love isn't the only musician to land a small role in Sons of Anarchy - Marilyn Manson has also filmed an episode as a prisoner for the series' upcoming seventh season, which will premiere in the U.S. this autumn (14).
Controversial comedienne Joan Rivers stormed out of a TV interview on Saturday (05Jul14) after becoming annoyed by the probing questions.
The veteran star agreed to a chat with CNN journalist Fredericka Whitfield to promote her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, but she took offence to the presenter's line of questioning.
Rivers responded tersely to claims her TV show Fashion Police is "mean" and that she makes jokes about "off-limits" topics, and when Whitfield pointed out the funnywoman is wearing fur on the cover of her new book, Rivers flipped.
She said, "This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview. Are you wearing leather shoes? Then shut up."
Pulling out her earpiece as she prepared to leave the studio, Rivers added, "I'm going. All you've done is negative... I've made people laugh for 50 years. I am put on Earth to make people laugh."
Rock superstar Sting has vowed to spend his vast fortune before he dies to ensure his children don't live off his wealth when he is gone. The former Police frontman is worth an estimated $288 million (£180 million), and he is adamant his six kids - Eliot, Joe, Mickey, Jake, Fuchsia, and Giacomo - won't inherit his estate.
The musician, who is married to film producer Trudie Styler, hopes his decision not to make his brood millionaires will ensure they all work to achieve their own success.
The singer, who is the son of a hard-working ship builder, tells Britain's Event magazine, "My generation all assumed we would have a better standard of living. The one that we spawned cannot assume that. "With my children there is great wealth, success - a great shadow over them - so it’s no picnic at all being my child. I discuss that with them; it’s tough for them."
"I told them there won’t be much money left because we are spending it! We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn’t much left. "I certainly don’t want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate."
"Obviously, if they were in trouble I would help them, but I’ve never really had to do that. They have this work ethic that makes them want to succeed on their own merit. People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot."
Idina Menzel's amazing year has just hit another milestone in the U.S. - the Broadway cast recording of her latest show If/then has debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, the first time such an album has entered the chart so high in almost two decades.
Ironically, the last cast album to debut at 19 was Rent in 1996 - and that also featured Menzel. So far in 2014, Menzel has starred in Frozen, the most successful animated film ever made, performed at the Oscars and landed a Tony nomination for her role in If/Then.
Her Frozen song Let It Go has also become a modern classic, helping Menzel to become the first Tony-winning actor to have a top 10 single. If/Then and Rent are two of only four Broadway cast albums to reach the Billboard 200 top 20 since 1980. The others were The Book of Mormon in 2011 and Dreamgirls in 1982.
There is a new trend of films, both maintream hits and cult favorites, being turned into successful Tony Award winning musicals. Some might say there are no new ideas and creativity is dead. Others may delight in seeing the movies they love set to song and dance. It seems like nothing is exempt from the treatment, from Disney cartoons like The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, to heartwarming dramas like Newsies and Billy Elliot, and off-the-wall comedies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which begat Spamalot). There’s even an off-Broadway musical of the cult flick Heathers. It's getting some decent traction with its stylish production design and hilarious lyrics. Does this mean it could be the next toast of Broadway?
Some of the strangest films have gone on to become majorly successful musical. Here are some of the strangest and most fun:
Despite a memorable soundtrack and the magic of Olivia Newton John (ONJ) and The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), this film wasn’t commercially successful and was panned by critics. Heck, it even inspired John J.B. Wilson to create The Razzie Awards. However, it did make a wildly fun Broadway musical. The adaptation poked fun at some of the more bizarre parts of the film like ONJ’s love for roller-skates and leg warmers and some major plot holes. Greek muse Clio (Kerry Butler) goes undercover as a mortal named Kira with a thick Australian accent to inspire dim-witted artist Sonny Malone (Cheyenne Jackson).
The quirky British comedy drama finds a son inheriting his father’s shoe factory. When he befriends a drag queen Lola, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (yes, that Chiwetel Ejiofor) he gets an idea to save his factory. The film also features Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost. The award-winning musical version has songs penned by Cyndi Lauper (who won her first Tony for the show — she's just an Oscar away from EGOTing now!) and story by Harvey Fierstein.
Reese Witherspoon throws the whole notion of "dumb blondes" out the window when sorority girl Elle Woods goes to Harvard Law School. This highly addictive musical features Laura Bell Bundy as Elle, along with major dance numbers, insanely catchy sing-a-long moments, and fresh additions to the original story. Smash star Christian Borle appears as Elle’s dorky love interest Emmett. The series did not win a Tony but it did find a lot success and even aired in its entirety on MTV.
John Waters' edgy comedy about the 1960s race relations and dance series already had musical numbers, so all it needed was that extra touch. The 1988 film starred Ricki Lake, Divine, and Debbie Harry. It spawned a musical that won eight Tony Awards. It starred Harvey Fierstein and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Xanadu star Butler and Legally Blonde’s Bundy also had roles in this obscenely popular musical. Not only did the musical clean up some of Waters more edgy themes but it somehow managed to inspire a movie musical based on a musical based on a movie. It can best be described as:
Meg Ryan, who has been semi-retired for a while, is coming to a network sitcom and the first question that springs to mind is: Can she regain her mojo? The next one is: Should we still care?
She was "America's Sweetheart" in the 1980s and '90s. Of course, we all remember the scene in When Harry Met Sally where she faked the orgasm in the diner. Then she was in such romantic comedies like Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. There was City of Angels, with Nic Cage and then...fewer and fewer appearances. The roles she took were for movies that really didn't stand out or do well in the box office.
When she was one of the queens of Hollywood, ger biggest weapon in grabbing our hearts then was making a scrunched-face and her bubbly personality. She was so pixie-like and we couldn't stop going to see movies that she starred in. The thing is, she's been away for many years, aside from her recent appearances on Showtime's Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow (another '90s darling - hi!). In the entertainment business, if you spend more than a year out of the public consciousness, people tend to forget really fast.
Maybe Ryan is hoping that she can ride the wave that Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams recently began surfing and that our love for nostalgia will help make her popular again. She's going to have a lot of power and control of this sitcom, since she'll be executive producer. There's no title for it yet, but there's probably a good chance there will be some kind of wordplay on it. Maybe she's put in some calls to the agent of Hanks and Billy Crystal to see if they can make an appearance or two on it to grab some eyeballs.
Then our question will be: What time is this show on?
Tom Hanks is reportedly more of a fan of typewriters than the internet, and he told Reddit that he "abhors self-promotion," but it didn't stop him from doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit Monday night. Tom was dignified and guarded, unlike some of Reddit's other guests, which seemed fitting for the poised and old-fashioned actor. Here are some of his best responses.
His favorite movie that he hasn't acted in:"Recently, Looper. And Das Boot the directors cut."
On whether he's answering the AMA on a typewriter: "I wish."
On how far his Forrest Gump body-double and real-life brother Jim ran in the movie: "In Montana and south carolina. a few hundred yards in slo-mo."
How long he'd make it on a deserted island: "I'd make it a week and a half."
The classic movie he would have liked to be in: "2001: A Space Odyssey"
A theme park ride he'd like to see made: "The Captain Phillips Life-Boat Launch Experience."
The message he'd send himself at age 30: "Floss more often."
The type of food that he'd choose to eat for the rest of his life: "The Japanese food seems good for you..."
Some previously unknown movie trivia: "I had a terrible case of the flu shooting the football scenes in Gump"
On how rejection feels: "Crummy. Very crummy."
A time when he's gotten emotional on-set: "When LT. Dan introduced Forrest to his wife, with his titanium legs, i burst into tears..."
On how Hooch from Turner and Hooch is doing: "All the dogs who played hooch – all four of them – went to dog heaven."
On That Thing You Do:"It's the one movie I would love to make again."
His tips on mustaches: "Shave it off."
On the sequel to Apollo 13: "Apollo 14?"
On the mixed criticism surrounding Cloud Atlas: "Nothing effects the love of making a movie – particularly CLOUD ATLAS. It will be around for ever..."
His favorite type of music: "Give me three guitars, a piano, and a good drummer and I'm done."
A glimpse into his dark side: "I relish Aston Villa victories."
Advice on acting: "Show up on time. Know your lines. Have and idea of what to do in the scene. the rest will take care of itself."
The last song he had stuck in his head:"It's a Great Big Beautiful tomorrow from Disney's Carousel of Progress."
Why he chose to do the AMA: "Scott Rudin suggested it and my kids said I had to. I like it."
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Recently, actor Tom Hanks was on a jury case and an attorney talked to him outside the courtroom to thank him for his service. That action caused him to be released after an allegation of misconduct was levied. The question is whether any other celebrities should be allowed to sit on a jury. I don't think that they should.
Let's face it: We love celebrity. There's magazines, television shows, newspapers and websites (hi!) that all bow at the altar of celebrity. Anytime that there's a trial, there's also going to be a huge media circus, which is not good for those people involved in the trial.
Sure, the celebrity might want to show that he or she is just like all the rest of us, but let's be real: They aren't. They live in their own cocoon and living a life out of the public eye with something like this is hard. Like it or not, many of them have become detached from what 'real life' is like. On the other side of the coin, there's always someone who would want to spread the news that Celebrity X is involved...as an 'anonymous source".
Celebrities on jury duty is nothing new though. New York has had tons of them over the years, with all the smiling photographs to prove it, but it might be time to let this practice end.
Some might say that it's a good thing - maybe that celebrity could raise an issue about a certain aspect of the judicial system or shine a spotlight on something like domestic violence. "Hey! Hanks was on a domestic violence trial! Maybe we should look into it!" To me the negatives greatly outweigh the positives.
The law, with all its winding twists and turns, is hard enough to follow as it is... adding these people makes things even tougher. Let's leave any stars to only be in jury duty on a movie or TV set.
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