Actress Cheryl Hines will exchange vows with Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Saturday (02Aug14), according to the groom's cousin. Former congressman Patrick Kennedy has confirmed the couple will wed at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm actress became engaged to Kennedy in April (14). Kathleen Kennedy, her stepdaughter-to-be, recently told the New York Daily News the wedding will be a "secret affair, very private".
Kennedy is son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Edward Kennedy. This will be his third marriage.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has all about taken over the planet this weekend, but for the spandex weary among us, there is some salvation out there. While it might not seem to be the case, there are other films hitting multiplexes this weekend, none of which feature a talking racoon. Seek out these films for some refreshing, comic book free counterprogramming.
Guardians of the Galaxy's use of '70s arena rock has me craving something a little more funky?Then check out the James Brown biopic Get On Up, where Chadwick Boseman brings the Godfather of Soul back from the dead with vibrant performance.
Enough with these movies based on the funny pages! How about something a little more literary?If you're craving to use your noggin a bit this weekend, check out Child of God, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name directed by James Franco.
I want to watch American Pie, multiplied by Risky Business, and flogged on the head by the Disney Channel.If you really like Selena Gomez (and we mean really) you might want to check out Behaving Badly.
No more high energy space hijinks. I like my comedy like I like my coffee: dark, gritty, and depressing.Well you're in luck. Director John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson have teamed up once again with Calvary, a film about the Catholic Church sex scandal. Hilarious.
Rapper Future has reached a new custody deal with the mother of his 11-year-old son, agreeing to pay her extra child support if she moves to a better school district. The Turn on the Lights hitmaker, real name Nayvadius Cash, has agreed to almost double the $1,200 (GBP706)-a-month he pays Jessica Smith after settling a feud over which parent their son spends the holidays with.
Smith has also agreed to move to a nicer neighbourhood in Georgia, so the child can attend a better school, according to TMZ.com.
Future has just become a father for the fourth time after his fiancee, R&B star Ciara, gave birth to the couple's first child, Future Zahir Wilburn, in May (14).
Whether or not you agree with the idea that we, as a society, have reached superhero saturation, there's no denying that 2014 has been one of the busiest years for caped crusaders in history, between Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the steady stream of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice set rumors. And if you were to take a casual glance at the films lined up for release over the next few months, it might seem as if there's no relief in sight. Do we really need two more intergalactic, justice-seeking adventures a month until New Year? Well, we have some good news for you: those probably aren't superhero movies. In fact, most of them probably aren't - they just have titles that would make just as much sense with a mask and a pair of tights. Don't believe us? Take a look at the rest of 2014 in movies:
Into the Storm This Is Not: An X-Men: Origins movie starring Lupita Nyong'o, nor a spinoff movie about the Fantastic Four’s twins Johnny and Sue.This Is: A found-footage disaster movie about a series of intense, deadly tornadoes that are tearing the country apart. It Opens: August 8
November Man This is Not: A film about a superhero with the ability to control weather conditions. Well, he can control the autumn. He’s the Thanksgiving superhero, is what we’re saying. This Is: A thriller about an ex-CIA operative who is hunting down a woman who holds the keys to an international conspiracy, while trying to escape the people who want to kill him, starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko. It Opens: August 27
The Green Inferno This is Not: The story of a hero who has the ability to burst into flames and control fire (green fire, obviously) after a freak accident involving industrial waste. This Is: A horror film that centers on a group of student activists who are fighting to save a tribe in the Amazon… only to discover that they’re a tribe of cannibals, written and directed by Eli Roth. It Opens: September 5
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Gone Girl This Is Not: An action-comedy about a shy scientist who, after a failed experiment, develops the ability to turn herself invisible, and uses her powers to fight crime in a way that is not at all similar to the Invisible Woman. This Is: A psychological thriller about a woman who disappears on her anniversary, and the husband who becomes the media’s prime suspect after the journals she was writing are discovered, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It Opens: October 3
The Judge This is Not: The long-awaited follow up to 2012’s Dredd about British sci-fi hero Judge Dredd. This Is: A drama about a hot-shot lawyer who returns to his hometown after his mother’s death to discover that his estranged judge father is being investigated for manslaughter. It does, however, star a superhero: Robert Downey Jr. It Opens: October 10
Nightcrawler This Is Not: An X-Men: Origins movie starring Alan Cumming. This Is: A thriller about an ambitious reporter who gets in over his head in the world of late-night ambulance chasing and freelance crime journalism, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It Opens: October 17
Birdman This Is Not: The Falcon solo movie we didn’t know we always wanted, nor is it a movie about any other superheroes who happen to have avian-related superpowers, potentially starring Anthony Mackie. This Is: A drama about a washed-up actor who is desperate to escape the shadow of his most famous character – Birdman – by mounting a Broadway show. However, between the fictional superhero of the title and the fact that it stars Batman (Michael Keaton), the Hulk (Edward Norton) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), it might count as half a superhero movie. It Opens: October 17
Fury This Is Not: The highly anticipated, highly R-rated Nick Fury solo film. This Is: A World War II drama about a group of tank drivers who must go behind enemy lines to hold back German forces during the last days of the war, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. It Opens: November 14
Actor Michael Jace has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will move straight to trial, charged with killing his wife. The Shield star stands accused of shooting April Jace, 40, to death in May (14), while the couple's children were feet away at the family's home. He is next due in court on 15 August (14).
Seventies pop idol David Cassidy will have to appear in court to face DUI charges related to an arrest last summer (13) after he was caught playing bowls instead of attending a plea deal hearing on Wednesday (30Jul14). The former Partridge Family star was initially allowed to forego an in-person appearance at Schodack Town Court in New York because he lives in Florida, where he is reportedly undergoing substance abuse treatment.
But an unfortunate tweet from the New York Horse Racing Association has landed him in trouble after officials revealed he was playing bocce with two trainers at nearby Saratoga Race Track while the plea deal was being discussed.
Carmelo Laquidara, the assistant district attorney overseeing the case, learned of the tweet and called the episode "odd and disturbing".
He says, "Once we were made aware of that, we no longer consented to any plea agreement being done through the mail, through his attorney."
Cassidy will now have to be present in court for the next hearing on 3 September (14).
Ronnie Jay Leipold, the surfing and skateboard legend who featured in acclaimed 2001 documentary Dogtown & Z-Boys, has gone missing. Leipold, one of the original members of the legendary Z-Boy skating crew, suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and has no short term memory.
TMZ.com reports Culver City Police in Los Angeles have launched a search for the 62 year old, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008.
"I think when somebody's desperate, they're desperate. I can't knock him for trying. He's trying everything to get his girl back... I talked to him personally, and we're not necessarily like the best of friends or anything, but you know, he mentioned something about that. So you can tell when somebody is in dire need of having that special person back. And I think that's all it is." Jason Derulo can understand why Robin Thicke dedicated his new album, Paula, to his estranged wife Paula Patton.
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Almost immediately upon exiting my screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, I was hit by a friend and fellow movies writer with the inevitable question: "Better than The Avengers?" Even though Guardians is less a superhero movie than a space adventure, the new release is bound to win (or suffer) comparison to the 2012 hit that broke box office records and redefined the possibility of the already prosperous comic book feature.
But it's no easy question to tackle — is Guardians of the Galaxy (which is great) better than The Avengers (which is great)? I'm still not sure. But when you allocate the debate toward specific elements braved by the films, you close in on something resembling an answer. So here we go. Which movie is better in terms of...
Action?The Avengers. James Gunn is still new to the blockbuster game, and needs to work out a few bugs in his action sequence methodology. Joss Whedon, though generally more of a small-scale player himself, showcased some pretty stellar sequences in '12.
Characters?Guardians of the Galaxy. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, and Groot are not simply snappy vehicles driving us toward exciting set pieces. They and their pangs (and quirks) are the sincere core and draw of this story. You'll be surprised at how much empathy a misanthropic raccoon can command.
Villain?The Avengers, in a big way. Loki was the virtual highlight of his movie, while Guardians' Ronan the Accuser is a moreover anonymous figure that simply spouts colorless threats of tyranny.
Performances?Kind of a toss-up. In Guardians, Chris Pratt is a standout as hero Star-Lord, Dave Bautista is a surprisingly charismatic Drax, and Bradley Cooper and (especially) Vin Diesel managed some pretty impressive vocal charms as Rocket and Groot, respectively. But we'd be remiss to forget how inviting the snarky Robert Downey Jr., caustic Scarlett Johansson, brooding Mark Ruffalo, and flamboyantly wicked Tom Hiddleston all were.
Humor?Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, The Avengers had terrific moments of comic relief, but these were peppered delicately throughout a tense (albeit joyful) action-adventure movie. Guardians is as much a comedy as it is a genre picture, and its material is sharp and wry.
Coherency?The Avengers. Whedon's flick is astoundingly neat and well-packaged for how grand (and kooky) it is. Guardians' biggest mis-step is probably is clumsy construction.
Special Effects?The Avengers, thanks once again to experience... and an extra $50 million in budget.
Thrills?Probably, again, The Avengers, though not by a wide margin. Something about Whedon's sleek design, meticulous plotting, and an everpresent severity made the whole thing seem a little more gasp-worthy.
Je ne sais quoi?Guardians of the Galaxy. The real victory of Gunn's new film is its spirit, its warm and inviting personal touch. It might have its bugs, but the tidy perfection of The Avengers wouldn't have been appropriate for a film of its theme and motives. Overall, we'd champion Guardians as our preferred Marvel adventure for this reason alone: it's got that special heart that doesn't come around to big budget blockbusters all too often.
But don't just take our word for it. Sound off below!
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have reportedly split for the second time. The X-Men: Days of Future Past stars began dating in 2011, but parted ways in January, 2013. They rekindled their romance months later, but sources tell Eonline.com report the actors have split again.
One insider says, "(The breakup) was very amicable. They spent a lot of time apart because of work and it was difficult on their relationship."
Earlier this year (14), Lawrence explained she and Hoult agreed to ignore each other while at work in a bid to avoid the frustrations of trying to keep a long-distance love affair alive, and simply give each other the space to work.
She told Marie Claire magazine, "When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super busy. Obviously you know what they're doing, and you trust them."
The news of their split comes as photos of Hoult enjoying a sushi meal with Twilight star Kristen Stewart hit the Internet.