Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan is convinced he lost the chance to star in movie musical Rock Of Ages after taking a swig of whiskey right before his audition - and vomiting.
The actor reveals he tried out for a leading role in the big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, but he felt the part slipping away from when his audition went horribly awry.
He tells Variety, "I had to sing (Foreigner's) Waiting for a Girl Like You. It's nearly impossible to sing, and I've got quite a deep voice when I sing. My audition was at 10 in the morning on the Warner Bros. lot (and) I convinced myself it would be a good idea to have a bit of whiskey to relax my vocal cords and maybe as a bit of a confidence booster. I took a swig of Jameson and I instantly f**king puked.
"So I'm standing with all these executives driving around in golf carts, as I'm vomiting on the lot. It was a bad look. I hadn't been clever enough to bring mouthwash. And then I had to go in, stinking of whiskey and vomit and proceed to sing Waiting For a Girl Like You, which I couldn't sing."
He admits, "It was the worst situation ever. Obviously, I didn't hear anything back."
While Dornan didn't reveal what role he was up for, Diego Boneta sang Waiting For a Girl Like You in the film, as wannabe rock star Drew Boley.
British actor Jamie Campbell Bower fell victim to pickpockets while travelling on the London Underground on Monday (02Feb15). The Twilight Saga star was taking the train to work when he was targeted by thieves, and he posted an expletive-laden comment on Twitter.com when he realised his belongings had been swiped.
He writes, "To whoever just pick pocketed me on the tube. Thanks for making Monday f**king brilliant you filthy piece of s**te."
Bower was on his way to rehearsals for the upcoming West End adaptation of hit movie Bend It Like Beckham at the time of the incident, and he later returned to Twitter to thank his castmates for cheering him up, adding, "Monday got better with a blast through some music with the lovely cast and team of (Bend It Like Beckham musical)."
Jamie Foxx is the self-styled king of Christmas parties after blowing $40,000 (£25,000) on lights for a festive bash. The Ray star is a big fan of the festive season and every year he throws a huge celebration for his family and friends.
The first year he hosted his annual party he was shocked at the size of the organiser's bill, but he has continued to spend big to spread some seasonal cheer.
He says, "I am the King of Christmas! For 18 years I've been throwing the best party and my house looks like Disneyland. The lights take about a month to put up and he explains, "You get burned the first few times you do it... The first time I did it, the guy charged me $40,000. I said, 'My man, it's just lights...!' So now we save the lights (to reuse each year). Now we got our process down."
And Foxx has helped decorate his close pal Robert Downey, Jr's house with a top-of-the-range Christmas light display just like his after the Iron Man star grew jealous of the actor/singer's festive features.
The Ray star reveals Downey, Jr. was so impressed with his light show, he demanded the details of Foxx's electrical expert.
He says, "Robert Downey, Jr. came over and he was like, 'Dude, here's the deal: what's with the lights? I need them.' And so the guy who did my lights, Manny, who works at my crib (house), this year he went and did Robert Downey, Jr.'s too."
Sir Elton John took an embarrassing tumble by falling out of his chair at a charity tennis match on Sunday (06Dec14). The Rocket Man hitmaker was on the sidelines at the Mylan World TeamTennis tournament in London, serving as team captain against a group led by sporting legend Billie Jean King.
However, as the temporary coach climbed into his director's chair, the apparatus folded, causing him to fall backwards towards the ground, taking two more chairs with him.
To make matters worse, John's team - comprised of tennis icons Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Martina Hingis and Heather Watson - lost out to King and her pros, including Tim Henman, Sabine Lisicki and Jamie Murray.
Proceeds from the star-studded tournament will go towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
In a world where celebrities are constantly bombarded with paparazzi and where every detail of their life is public information, it seems very difficult for many to keep a long-term relationship. These twelve couples are among some of the most stable and enduring celebrity pairs of our time. They defy the odds by sticking through it and often, by keeping their lives as private as they possibly can.
1. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer: 36 years
Meryl Streep opted out of marrying someone famous and married this friend of her brother. Because Meryl wanted to keep her marriage out of the spotlight, it is still very impressive how little the world knows about him. The couple have four children together, and when Meryl finally did mention him in her 2012 Oscars' acceptance speech it was adorable. "“I’m going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you’ve given me," she said.
2. Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne: 32 years
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This couple has had their fair share of ups and downs, but have remained together nonetheless. They met in England when Sharon's father, a music manager and concert producer, managed Black Sabbath, the band Ozzy was the lead singer of. Ozzy was kicked out of the band because of drug abuse and Sharon ended up taking him on as a client. Ozzy continued to struggle with substance abuse and was even arrested for attempting to strangle Sharon while under the influence.
3. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington: 31 years
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According to HelloBeautiful, this couple met while co-starring in the film Wilma in 1977. Five years later, they were married and now have four children together. According to the site, Pauletta told Oprah that she fell in love with his personality first. “I thought he was cute, but I fell in love with his spirit. And then I thought, ‘Hmm, not a bad package,'" she said.
4. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest: 29 years
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According to People, Jamie first saw Christopher in a magazine when he was an actor in the spoof The is Spinal Tap. She felt an immediate connection to him. "That's why I developed my smirk—which is why, when I looked at Chris's smirk in the picture, I basically saw myself. I saw a kindred spirit," she says of seeing his photo. Jamie gave him her number through an agent and the two became bicoastal lovers soon after. They married in 1984 and have adopted two kids, Annie and Thomas.
5. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 26 years
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The pair originally met while Tom was still married to his college sweetheart on the set of ABC sitcom, Blossoming Buddies, when Rita guest starred for an episode. They didn't get together despite the chemistry they both felt, until after Tom's divorce in 1987. In 1988, they married and have since had two children together. "Literally, a wave of — if love is a feeling, or a cellular thing that happens to your body, it went through me, and that’s pretty much who he is, and how he’s been," Rita said of their relationship to Piers Morgan in 2012.
6. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 26 years
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Interestingly enough, the couple first met when Kyra was 12, at a viewing of a matinee play Kevin starred in. He was 19 at the time and nothing came of the meeting, except Kyra's brother urging her to tell him how much she enjoyed the play. Their relationship started several years later when they worked on the set of Lemon Sky together.
7. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan: 26 years
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This pair is especially inspirational as they have continually supported each other through a chronic illness. They met while working on Family Ties in 1985, but didn't start dating until two years later. Early on in their marriage, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but the couple have remained stable. "When we married, we married--and that was it. We were in love then, as we are now, and we planned to stay married," Michael told O Magazine in 2002.
8. John Travolta and Kelly Preston: 23 years
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Despite losing their 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009, the pair have stayed strong. They first met while filming The Experts, but nothing formed except for a friendship, because Kelly was married at the time. John told Redbook what he thought of her initially: "I had interest in her because even in spite of the trouble that she was having in her marriage, she was willing to stick through tough times with him, which really showed character. I just remember thinking, God, if we're ever single at the same time, I think this is really the one."
9. David Bowie and Iman: 22 years
According to Huffington Post, the rockstar and supermodel fell in love on a blind date in 1990 and were married two years later. The couple are very quiet about their life and their love story, but do have two children, Zulekha (Iman's child from a previous marriage) and Alexandria. Iman told The Independent that though David knew it was love at first sight, she was a little overwhelmed at first. “I was not ready for a relationship. Definitely, I didn't want to get into a relationship with somebody like him," she said.
10. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: 18 years
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This beautiful couple met on the set of All My Children where they were onscreen lovers. According to People, they dated secretly for a year and then eloped in Las Vegas. In fact this photo is from their onscreen marriage, because much of their offscreen romance has been kept secret. "It just happened. The next thing you know, we're married, and then four months later we were pregnant," Consuelos told Redbook. The couple have three children.
11. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: 18 years
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The couple first met in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia on the set of the TV drama Correlli. They both felt initial attraction and though Hugh hesitated to propose, he overcame it and they were married a year later. "I decided, I won't ask her to marry me for six months," Jackman told Town and Country magazine. "Then after four months I thought, that's the most ridiculous rule!" The couple have two children, Oscar and Ava. "It gets better every year," Furness said.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick: 17 years
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Another couple that have successfully kept their relationship under wraps, Sarah and Matthew refuse to say much about the secrets to their success. In last year's Harper's Bazaar, Sarah did gush about him shorthly. “There’s also the reality of your life,” she said. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
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
Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is set to test his culinary skills onscreen after joining the cast of Bradley Cooper's new chef movie. The Hangover star Cooper will portray an embattled chef hoping to make his career comeback by landing his third Michelin star and Rhys will turn up the heat with the Oscar nominee as his movie nemesis, reports Deadline.com.
The currently-untitled film, co-starring Sienna Miller and Jamie Dornan, is currently shooting in London.
It is not yet known if The Americans actor will undergo any professional kitchen training before stepping foot onset, but Cooper received tips from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and even tried his hand at flipping burgers at a London branch of fast food chain Burger King last month (Jul14) in preparation for his role.
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Bradley Cooper has been learning how to flip burgers at a fast food chain in preparation for his latest movie role.
The Hangover star decided to practice his cooking skills in London's Leicester Square branch of Burger King on Sunday (27Jul14), as part of his preparation for upcoming film Adam Jones, in which he plays a chef training to get a third Michelin star.
And it seems the actor was a natural at the grill, with a source telling British newspaper The Sun, "Bradley was training alongside genuine Burger King staff. The aim was to learn the 'art of the flip' which he nailed fairly quickly."
"There was no real fanfare from him. You'd never know he was a big star by the way he spoke to people. He spent Sunday night learning the skills while the restaurant was open to the public and then filmed for most of the day on Monday (28Jul14)."
Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson is continuing to blast allegations he acts inappropriately with his models, insisting he has absolutely "no regrets" about his controversial career.
The snapper, who has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, among others, has faced a backlash in recent years after a number of his subjects, including models Jamie Peck and Charlotte Wheeler, accused him of sexual misconduct. Richardson, who is known for his sexually-charged and often risque photoshoots, recently spoke out to deny the reports, insisting they were part of an "emotionally-charged witch hunt", and now he has opened up further about the scandals which have overshadowed his successful career.
In a candid new interview with New York magazine, he maintains he never pressured models to do anything they weren't comfortable with, stating, "I don't have any regrets about the work at all. "Obviously I don't ever want someone to feel like that (forced into doing something). It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that's also nothing to do with me. Then don't do pictures like that again... I'm OK with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing."
Richardson also addressed another sex scandal which surfaced in April (14) after model Emma Appleton shared a screenshot of a message she allegedly received from the fashion photographer, who reportedly propositioned her, writing: "If I can f**k you I will book you in ny (New York) for a shoot for Vogue."
A representative for the snapper previously declared the message "obviously a fake", and now Richardson has admitted the false accusations, which he has never been arrested or charged over, affect him more than he lets on. He says of the alleged text, "So corny. Ridiculous. Who talks like that? When people call me a paedophile and f**king bulls**t, that's a horrible thing to say about someone."
Actress Jaime King has shared an intimate picture of herself nursing her young son in a bid to dispel taboos surrounding breastfeeding. The Bulletproof Monk star and husband Kyle Newman welcomed their son James Knight in October (13) and on Monday (09Jun14), the actress shared a personal snap with her online followers.
The Instagram.com picture shows King lying on a bed with her dog while the baby breastfeeds, with the caption, "James Knight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for."
The actress insists breastfeeding should not be a taboo subject, and also backs mothers' rights to use bottles instead, adding, "Breastfeeding should not be taboo - and bottle feeding should not be judged - it's ALL fun for the whole family."