Whether he was playing an inexperienced EMT or a supernatural creature, Taylor Kinney infused an "Old Hollywood" leading man sensibility and unabashed masculinity into each role. With his brooding goo...
"I've been such a huge fan of her for so long. I didn't get to meet Stef (Gaga) until after Taylor and I started to work - I was really glad I had a while to wrap my head around it, because if I'd have met her in my first week in Chicago, I probably would have cried and it would have been real awkward for everyone!" Sophia Bush on meeting Lady Gaga, who is dating the actress' Chicago PD co-star Taylor Kinney.
Lady Gaga is regularly mocked by her boyfriend Taylor Kinney for choosing unsuitable clothes for days out. The Chicago Fire star reveals the couple enjoys a range of hobbies together, from taking scenic walks to expressing their artistic sides.
However, Kinney often finds himself poking fun at the Born This Way hitmaker for choosing outfits that are completely unsuitable for their planned day out.
He tells Glamour magazine, "I'm always giving her flak, like, 'Babe, you can't wear your heels when we're hiking'."
Kinney adds their relationship is built on a shared sense of humour, saying, "There's a lot of laughing. I think that's the basis of a healthy relationship. We laugh a lot. I think we just complement each other. I'm proud of her, and I'd like to believe she's proud of me. We're kindred spirits."
Lady Gaga celebrated her 28th birthday by kicking off a seven-show residency at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom venue. The Poker Face hitmaker's headlining stint marks the last gigs at the concert hall, which will officially close following her last date on 7 April (14).
She wrote on Twitter.com ahead of the first show on Friday (28Mar14), "Time to give Roseland the goodbye it deserves, with all the roses in NY!"
Gaga arrived at the venue wearing a sheer body suit covered in strategically placed red roses and she also posted a picture from her dressing room, adding, "It's showtime baby! So far this has been the best bday (birthday) ever!"
She played to an audience which included her actor boyfriend Taylor Kinney and fun. frontman Nate Ruess, and closed the show by telling the crowd, "Thanks for making this the best birthday ever."
The shows serve as a warm-up for the singer's ArtRave: The Artpop Ball world tour, which kicks off in Florida on 4 May (14).
"He's totally in charge. I mean, when I'm home, I'm like, shoes are off, I'm making him dinner. He has a job, too, and he is really busy! I'm in charge all day long, the last thing I want to do is tell him what to do." Lady Gaga on being submissive at home to longtime boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney.
In just about every one of Kevin Hart's scenes in Ride Along, there's a joke that is just aching to find its way out of the diminutive, rascally comic actor. Hart is a small-scale physical comedian — of the same ilk as Jack Black — who puts nuclear-degree energy into his facial contortions, anatomical outbursts, and the delivery of every gag in general. If only he had material that was crafted with the same energy.
Unfortunately, nothing else about Ride Along seems at all "hard at work." Not the script, which pads a lifeless story with lazy comedy, and certainly not his screen partner Ice Cube, whose only stage direction seems to be "frown, and be taller than Kevin Hart." So lifeless is Ice Cube that even his machismo-obsessed straight man bit doesn't really work. Instead of the virile and intimidating "bad cop," he comes off as a disapproving middle aged dad without much to show for his own life.
But the script pairs the wily, overzealous high school security guard and video game junkie Ben (Hart) with no-nonsense lawman James (Ice Cube) on the titular ride along, with the scrappy cop-wannabe hoping to prove to the force veteran that he's good enough to marry the latter's younger sister. In earnest, he's not. Ben never puts any respectable effort into learning the tools of the trade, insisting on employing his amateur style and controlling the radio despite his proclamations that he wants, and deserves, James' trust. And James is no saint either — he's irresponsible on crime scenes, violent with perps, and disgruntled to the point of being unable to work with anybody else on the force. These are not good police officers... of course, you'll say, this is a comedy. But where are the laughs, then?
They're not absent entirely, you just have to look for them. In a movie so focused with big, broad humor, it's the smaller comedy that actually lands best. Hart's background mutterings and fumblings, his emoticon-laden texts to girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter, whose only stage direction seems to be "smile, and never wear a full outfit of clothing"), and a bizarre repetition of the word "weird" from supporting player John Leguizamo. All good for unexpected chuckles, while jokes like Hart facing off with a pre-teen or being blown backwards into a brick wall after firing a large gun are all lazy, familiar, and flat.
Structurally, the script is a mess. Ride Along spends far too much time on set up — we get it, Hart and his soon-to-be-brother-in-law Ice Cube don't get along — and far too much time on wrap-up — there's a gigantic, dramatic warehouse shootout that, in any other movie, would be the climax, but there's plenty more to go after that — without any cohesive middle to make the movie feel like... a movie.
The best player in the World for movie trailers, Hollywood interviews and movie clips.
Hart, who leaps at every comic opportunity like a kangaroo (wallaby would be more appropriate), is suited just right for a buddy cop comedy, but he needs something fresh with which to work — a real character, an interesting story, actually funny jokes. Even just one of these would be fine!
Follow @Michael Arbeiter
| Follow @Hollywood_com
"I'm reserved, she's not. For whatever reason it just works... and that's that." Opposites attract for actor Taylor Kinney and his pop superstar girlfriend Lady Gaga. The couple has been dating since the summer of 2011.
Lady Gaga fell for her boyfriend Taylor Kinney when he planted an unscripted kiss on her lips during a video shoot. The couple met while playing lovers in the promo for the singer's 2011 single You and I, and began dating soon afterwards.
Gaga has now revealed she knew romance was in the air when Kinney stole a kiss from her on set.
In an interview with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on Monday (25Nov13), she says, "He's a hidden weirdo. He is extremely strange, actually, and we complement each other's weirdness... That's actually one of the first things he ever said to me. It's a Dr. Seuss quote that you find in someone else a compatible weirdness...
"The first time he met me it was on the set of the You and I video... (I was looking) ridiculously crazy... I've got these pins sticking out of my head and I'm wearing cork and I got no hair and I'm bald. And I mean, why he found me attractive just completely behooves (sic) me. And we were in the middle of this scene and I remember that he kissed me and it wasn't scripted for him to kiss me and I was sort of like, 'Um, you know, was that real or was that fake?' And he didn't really say anything and that was fine by me and we kept filming. And you know, at the end of the day he's my best friend and having your lover be your best friend. I mean, it's the best thing ever. It's the best thing I can say about it."
She adds of her relationship with the actor, "We're boys. I wear his flannels, we eat pizza, we watch TV and then I play him my next single and ask him if he likes it. And that's our normal life."
"It has been hard for me to find love, but I have found love. When you meet someone that's not intimidated by the amazing people that are around you, by the love that you receive, when they're happy for you, men weren't always happy for me. It was very challenging to watch a woman be successful." Pop superstar Lady Gaga is finally happy in her personal life after settling down with actor Taylor Kinney. The couple began dating in 2011 after playing lovers in the singer's You and I music video.
Rumours pop superstar Lady Gaga has split from her actor beau Taylor Kinney have been snuffed out after film footage emerged showing them kissing and cuddling at an awards ceremony on Sunday night (03Nov13). Speculation swirled that the celebrities, who have not been seen together publicly since August (13), were struggling to keep their romance going, and on Monday (04Nov13), editors of a British tabloid suggested Kinney had called time on the romance because of Gaga's heavy workload.
However, within hours of the report surfacing, a video was posted on Instagram.com showing the couple at the YouTube Music Awards in New York on Sunday.
Gaga, who performed at the ceremony, is clearly seen with Kinney, wearing matching baseball caps as they hug, hold hands, and kiss.
The Poker Face hitmaker and The Chicago Fire star began dating in 2011 after they played lovers in the singer's You And I music video.
Cast as EMT Glenn Morrison on NBC's short-lived "Trauma"
Raised along with three brothers in Neffsville, PA by a single mother
Landed recurring role on The CW supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries"
Guest starred on Showtime's "Shameless" as a former crush of series regular Fiona (Emmy Rossum)
Featured in Lady Gaga's music video "Yoü And I"
Co-starred with Jesse Spencer on firefighter drama "Chicago Fire" (NBC)
Feature film debut, "White Air"
Made series debut on American telenovela "Fashion House" (My Network TV)
Played a U.S. Navy Seal opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
Whether he was playing an inexperienced EMT or a supernatural creature, Taylor Kinney infused an "Old Hollywood" leading man sensibility and unabashed masculinity into each role. With his brooding good looks and undeniable sex appeal, Kinney mesmerized viewers as the mysterious werewolf come-to-town, Mason Lockwood, on The CW's hit series "The Vampire Diaries" (2009- ). While he was killed off after only a handful of episodes, such was his appeal that he made a lasting impact with viewers. He even caught the eye of one of the world's most famous women, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, whom Kinney began dating in 2011 after co-starring in her sexy music video "You and I" (2011). The actor's career took off in 2012 when he was cast as a Navy SEAL in "Zero Dark Thirty," Katherine Bigelow's award-winning and controversial film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. That same year, Kinney finally landed one of the lead roles on the NBC drama "Chicago Fire" (2012- ), a physically and emotionally demanding role that further showcased his immense talent and likeability, and opened doors for more high-profile and exciting projects.