Actress Poppy Montgomery is expecting her third child. The former Without a Trace star and her husband Shawn Sanford will welcome a new sibling for their 14-month-old daughter Violet Grace this autumn (14).
Montgomery, who is already six months pregnant, confirmed the happy news during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View, which taped on Wednesday (09Jul14) and will air on Friday (11Jul14).
Excited to finally talk about her pregnancy in public, she gushed, "I'm so happy. I'm hoping to get all of the privileges now of a real pregnant person. I want to be respected and given lots of royal treatment."
She added, "I haven't told anyone yet, so people just think I have enormous boobs. I was like, 'I wonder if they think I went and got a boob job?'"
The 39 year old also has a six-year-old son, Jackson, from her previous relationship with actor Adam Kaufman, while Sanford has two other children from a prior marriage.
"Paris is somebody that's been in my life since day one. I haven't spoken to her in a while technically, but, if you really want to get into it, my view of a friendship is someone that you don't necessarily have to talk to you every day. It's somebody that you can call when you need them, and they're just going to be there. The short answer to this is, I haven't spoken to her in a while, but we are very good friends. I love her and I love her family. I have a lot of respect for her." Socialite/fashion designer Nicole Richie on her friendship with former The Simple Life co-star and best friend Paris Hilton.
Michael J. Fox's Back To The Future hoverboard and Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic biker outfit from The Terminator series are among the items going under the hammer in the U.K.'s biggest ever film props auction. Bosses at movie memorabilia company Prop Store are giving fans the opportunity to own some of the most recognisable items in film by holding a huge auction in London this autumn (14).
Some of the notable items include the pink hoverboard Fox used in Back to the Future Part II, the shirt worn by Sir Christopher Lee as Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, the leather biker costume Schwarzenegger donned in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and a coveted Golden Ticket from 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Fans will be able to view the items prior to the auction when more than 300 lots go on display at the Westfield London shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush starting 1 October (14).
The exhibition lasts for two weeks until 16 October (14), when the items will go under the hammer.
I understand that my headline must sound like second-rate hyperbole. Second-rate I'll cop to. But hyperbole it is not.
After watching Boyhood, I couldn't help but feel like I had approached the film ill-prepared. A longtime Richard Linklater fan with a steady appetite for the sentimental, I was indelibly excited to see at last how the filmmaker had woven 12 years of footage into a vast, sweeping, cohesive story about the very idea of growing up. How such an expansive and ambitious project would materialize with the meticulous attention to theme and character, and the sparkling intellect that we've seen in almost every one of Linklater's pictures to date. But what I learned, and exerted to repeatedly relearn, during my viewing of Boyhood was that this wasn't like any of his films to date, or any other film I'd ever seen. Not necessarily in quality, but form.
Our culture has no shortage of maxims about appreciating the present. We're goaded by movies to smell the roses, seize the day, stop and look around once in a while, swear that we are infinite, and say "what the f**k?" But your standard living-in-the-moment pictures fall shy of their conquest, amounting as little more than a celebration of the occasional high-risk expedition. In earnest, living in the moment isn't a phenomenon limited to excitement; it's one that is just as celebratory of moments like the scenes that comprise Boyhood: We watch preadolescent Mason (Ellar Coltrane) amble aimlessly down a suburban road as his pals tease a mentally disabled teenaged neighbor. Later, he talks with his father (Ethan Hawke) about the logical impossibility of a narrative follow-up to Return of the Jedi. At one point, he and a few peers sip beers and toss hatchets at a slab of plywood.
Nobody gets injured, the abuse of the mentally disabled teen doesn't spawn a series of "life lesson" consequences that teach Mason about compassion, and the Star Wars thing is only funny in extra-movie context. Each and every one of Boyhood's scenes, not these alone, is an entirely present ordeal. They are not brick nor mortar in a lengthy construction process that can only in full view reveal its motives. That's what we look for in movies — that kind of patient build-up, those eventual thematic tie-ins. Means to an end. But Linklater's intention is ready and accessible in every beautiful moment in Boyhood, eager for notice from the get-go as six-year-old Mason drinks in Texas' afternoon sky and daydreams about insects. From the very first moment, the film is "complete."
As such, it might prove difficult at first for a seasoned cinephile to enjoy Boyhood, to even learn how to watch and access a movie of this sort. Operating in contrast to traditional narrative momentum, Boyhood might well throw for a loop anybody approaching with their standard voyeuristic devices in tow. The film is not unsympathetic, nor inattentive, to this conflict; those abetting the "forward" mentality will see themselves in Mason's mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette), a woman inflicted with the same obsession with the "what's next" as we all tend to be. But the only forward pull in this movie is time. We're never "working toward" or "waiting for," instead reveling in the highs (camping trips, kisses, and Harry Potter book release parties), lows (parental spats, breakups, and ), and those everpresent mediums. The "nothing" moments that have more to them than any movie has ever invited us to acknowledge.
Its complete submission to those nothings, mediums, beautiful portraits of life's fabric is what makes Boyhood unprecedented. As such, as suggested above, you might not know what to make of Boyhood the first time around, or even through the first few mental returns to the film that you are destined to venture. It doesn't carry like a normal movie, so you won't experience it like one — you are not likely to experience the cinematic awe you know and respect. You'll experience something altogether new. Boyhood busts through the conventions of cinema to create just that. The fabrics of life onscreen. Once you hit that appreciation, however long it may take, you're paralyzed by something that we'd be remiss to relegate to the term "magic." This, like life itself, is a damn miracle.
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Producers behind Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton's new film Half Of A Yellow Sun have been granted an August (14) release date in Nigeria following a dispute with the nation's censorship officials. The movie, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tells the story of the nation's brutal Biafran War in the late 1960s through the eyes of its lead characters.
The big screen adaptation of the civil war story was originally due to hit cinemas in April (14), but the plans were scuppered after local authorities at the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) halted the release for "regulatory issues", amid concerns the sensitive topic could stir ethnic tensions.
Bosses at Shareman Media and FilmOne Distribution met with censorship officials in June (14) to discuss the situation and it appears a re-edited version of Half of a Yellow Sun has won them approval for release.
The movie was awarded an 18 certificate, meaning only those over the age of 18 will be able to view the film in theatres.
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly set to return to the panel of U.S. talk show The View, seven years after she quit.
The outspoken actress signed up to co-host the daytime programme in 2006, but walked away from the project in May, 2007 after just one season on air, citing her constant clashes of opinion with then-co-host and Republican Party supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
However, O'Donnell has since agreed to join current presenter Whoopi Goldberg on The View, filling one of the vacant seats left by departing personalities Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, according to TMZ.com.
Show creator and executive producer Barbara Walters also stepped down as their fellow co-host earlier this year (14).
Producers are still on the hunt for two additional personalities to complete the new-look panel.
"Upon consideration, I took a new job which allows me to do what I do best, which is talk without interrupting anyone... I love the fans that supported us, so stay tuned - even if it does compete with The View." Model-turned-TV personality Jenny Mccarthy hints at her new job on a rival show after addressing her departure from U.S. daytime programme The View on Monday's (07Jul14) episode. The busty blonde will leave the panel with pal and co-anchor Sherri Shepherd once the current 17th season wraps this summer (14).
Pregnant Mila Kunis plans to turn her back on her Hollywood career once she becomes a mother, insisting, "I don't eat and breathe acting".
The Ted beauty is expecting her first child with fiance Ashton Kutcher later this year (14) and she admits she has no plans to juggle movie and TV work with raising their baby, because motherhood is her top priority.
She tells America's W magazine, "I have never wanted to be the person who only has business on her mind. To me, this job has always been a hobby that turned into a great profession, but I don't eat and breathe acting.
"I'm sure Meryl Streep has a very different point of view. But I'm excited about being a full-time mum."
Russian diplomats have scuppered plans for Kevin Spacey's hit political drama House Of Cards to be filmed in the United Nations (U.N.) building in New York. U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon suggested that allowing the Netflix series to be shot in the Security Council chamber would help raise public awareness of the organisation, and British diplomat Michael Tatham emailed his council counterparts to ask them to share their opinions.
In an email obtained by Foreignpolicy.com, Tatham writes, "The U.N. Department of Public Information is of the view that cooperating with the production would provide an excellent opportunity to raise awareness among a large audience around the world regarding the world of the Security Council, and of the organisation in general."
However, Russia's Mikael Agasandyan put a halt on the shoot by insisting the council's offices should be available at all times in case of an emergency. He wrote in a reply, "Upon thorough reflection, we are objecting to the proposed filming in the Security Council. We are of (the) opinion that the Security Council premises should be available at any time and on short notice. Besides that, we consistently insist that the Security Council premises are not an appropriate place for filming, staging, etc."
A paparazzo was arrested for trespassing on Tuesday night (01Jul14) after attempting to take pictures of Jennifer Aniston at a West Hollywood restaurant.
Staff at popular celebrity eatery Madeo reportedly called police after the over-eager snapper allegedly stepped onto private property to gain a good view of the Horrible Bosses actress while she was dining.
Aniston later exited the restaurant via a private rear door and hopped into a waiting car as the man, who has not been identified, was detained by sheriffs in front of the venue.