Country stars Luke Bryan and Zac Brown ended their feud with an embrace at the 47th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (06Nov13). As event co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood urged warring country stars to get along by singing War's Why Can't We Be Friends, Bryan and Brown met in the audience at the Bridgestone Arena for a hug.
The two stars fell out when Brown went public with his dislike for Bryan's hit My Kinda Night, which he opened the show with.
The Zac Brown Band frontman called the single the "worst song" he's ever heard, adding it makes him want to "throw up" every time he hears it.
Justin Moore and Jason Aldean both jumped to Bryan's defence, but the singer himself opted not to fight back.
Paisley and Underwood, who are co-hosting the ceremony for the sixth time, also poked fun at feuds between Kanye West and comedian Jimmy Kimmel and the Jonas Brothers as part of their impromptu acoustic performance at the top of the show, and then called on singer Kellie Pickler to hand out "feuding assignments" to stars like newlywed Kelly Clarkson, who was urged to start a fight with her real-life mother-in-law Reba McEntire, with Paisley joking, "That was bound to happen eventually!" - and Kenny Rogers, who was picked to feud with the Celebrity singer onstage.
Paisley stopped singing and hurled joke insults at the Coward of the County singer, stating, "Kenny Rogers is pure evil!"
Ashton Kutcher is eager to propose to girlfriend Mila Kunis as soon as his divorce from Demi Moore is finalised, according to a U.K. report. The Two and a Half Men star has been dating Kunis since last year (12) but has been embroiled in negotiations over a financial settlement with Moore since they split in 2011.
In October (13), the Ghost star dropped her demands for spousal support and agreed to settle for a chunk of Kutcher's wealth and a number of shares in his various technology start-up companies, paving the way for Kutcher to propose to Kunis.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Demi and Ashton's divorce has cast a cloud over his and Mila's relationship because it's dragged on for so long. Thankfully Demi's turned a corner. She's no longer bitter and she wants the divorce over as soon as possible so she can get on with her life too.
"They're all happy and the papers are signed and with the lawyers now, so Ashton's free to officially propose to Mila. Both of them want to marry and have children."
Actress Julianne Moore initially snubbed the chance to appear in new comedy Don Jon as she was convinced it was a porn movie. The Hours star has a role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature-length directorial debut, in which he stars as a young man struggling with a porn addiction, but she almost turned down the movie offer when she was first handed the script as she feared the plot would be used as an excuse for multiple sex scenes.
She tells Britain's Event magazine, "I heard that the subject was porn and thought, 'Ugh, I don't want to read it...' (I read the script when) I was on a plane sitting next to my husband; I looked at him and said, 'Wow, this is not about porn, it's about unrealistic media images that are preventing people from being themselves...' Ultimately it's a film about intimacy, which is quite daring."
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire might be about to set theaters ablaze, but the most die-hard Hunger Games fans are already looking forward to the franchise’s two-part conclusion. Thankfully, Hollywood has been helpful and the casting mill has been providing excited book fans with faces to put to the names we’ve all memorized from Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy.
Obviously when discussing casting news from Mockingjay, some book spoilers will be discussed. So here’s your SPOILER WARNING in case you haven’t made it to the final page of The Hunger Games trilogy just yet.
Natalie Dormer is CressidaCressida is a reality producer and director who follows Katniss around, documenting her life for the population. In the books, Cressida is described as being bald with a head tattoo. This might be a bit of a problem for the brunette Dormer, who probably needs her lovely locks to continue playing Margaery Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Julianne Moore is President Alma CoinThe biggest casting coup for the final two films. It’s never a bad sign when A-list Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore agrees to show up in your film. Moore will be playing Alma Coin, the President of the mysterious District 13, long thought to have been wiped out by the Capitol. One of the biggest new characters in the final book, she’ll be sure to have some juicy scenes with Jennifer Lawrence’s accidental rebel Katniss.
Stef Dawson is Annie CrestaFinnick’s great love is former Games winner Annie, who has since gone a little nutty over time. She’ll be sitting out Catching Fire, but will show up in Mockingjay played by a relative newcomer, Australian actress Stef Dawson.
Lily Rabe is Commander LymeA former winner of the Hunger Games, Lyme leads the rebellion in District 2. In the books the part isn’t very large, but casting well known American Horror Story alum Lily Rabe probably means the part is will be expanded a bit for the film version.
Mahershala Ali is Boggs As President Coin’s military advisor, Boggs is tasked with looking out for Katniss’ safety. A tough-as-nails military commander, Boggs will be played by the equally stoic Mahershala Ali who had starring turns in shows like Alphas and Treme.
Patina Miller is Commander PaylorA military leader in the rebellion, Commander Paylor eventually plays a large part in the action in Mockingjay. So it was smart casting to conscript Broadway mainstay Patina Miller, who knows a little something about stage presence.
Elden Henson and Wes Chatham are Pollux and CastorBrothers and cameramen for Cressida, the major difference between the two is that Pollux is an Avox. The first film skipped over the concept of Avoxes: runaways captured by the Capitol who have had their tongues removed. Ouch!
Evan Ross is MessallaMessalla is Cressida’s assistant, and in Mockingjay he’ll be played by Diana Ross’ son.
Are you excited for Mockingjay? What do you think of the casting? Sound off in the comments!
Soul music legend Sam Moore has lost his latest appeal in his trademark battle against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein over 2008 film Soul Men. The former Sam & Dave star, who is widely known as 'The Legendary Soul Man', filed suit against executives at The Weinstein Co. and MGM amid allegations they based the plot of the movie on the story of his career with longtime singing partner Dave Prater, Jr.
A judge in Tennessee dismissed Moore's claim last year (12), ruling the picture, which featured Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac as a bitter former duo forced to reunite, "contains no direct references to Sam & Dave or Sam Moore", but the 78 year old continued to fight the decision and took his case to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
However, on Thursday (31Oct13), officials agreed to uphold the Tennessee ruling and dismissed the case.
Grammy Award winner Moore also claimed the film's title and soundtrack violated his 'Soul Man' trademark.
In her decision on Thursday, judge Deborah Cook stated, "Without a doubt the movie added significant expressive elements to any purported use of Moore's identity."
Actress Demi Moore has backed down in her demands for spousal support from estranged husband Ashton Kutcher, so the former couple can finally settle its divorce. The Hollywood stars separated in November, 2011 after six years of marriage and Kutcher made the first move in court by filing to legally end their union last December (12).
The Ghost beauty responded with her own papers in March (13), asking a Los Angeles judge to grant her a share of the actor's fortune, which was boosted last year (12) by the reported $24 million (£16 million) he earned as Charlie Sheen's replacement on hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Kutcher did not seek to deny Moore financial aid, but the pair has reportedly been battling over money he banked from his various technology investments during their relationship.
However, almost a year after the divorce filing, TMZ.com reports that Bruce Willis' ex-wife has agreed not to fight for a share of Kutcher's millions and instead settle for the division of property they acquired during their time together.
The former couple is expected to lodge details of their settlement in court next week (begs03Nov13), according to the New York Post.
The divorce agreement will leave Kutcher free to focus on his latest project - on Wednesday (30Oct13), he was announced as a product engineer for Lenovo, the world's biggest PC manufacturer. He will help bosses at the China-based firm launch the company's Yoga lines of tablet devices.
Since splitting from Moore, Kutcher has been romancing his former That '70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, while 50-year-old Moore has been linked to director Julian Schnabel's art collector son Vito, and Lindsay Lohan's ex, restaurateur Harry Morton.
Movie executive David Picker has revealed he offered Sean Connery the deal of a lifetime to come back as James Bond one more time after learning producers of the franchise had treated him badly. The United Artists head oversaw the Bond movies and was stunned when he learned Connery would not be back as 007 for his sixth film and he set about winning the Scot back for one more film, 1971's Diamonds Are Forever.
Picker tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "We approved everything but we weren't there for the day in and day out stuff of making the movie, so we were not aware that there was a problem with Sean. We had renegotiated the producers' deal several times because of the success of the movies and it turned out these guys had never gone to Sean and renegotiated his deal. They just figured he was lucky to have the role.
"When Sean said, 'OK fellas, I'm outta here,' we didn't understand the reason why, and the producers obviously didn't want to tell us about the way they had treated him. We went and found a very nice gentleman in George Lazenby for On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which the public was clearly not interested seeing as James Bond.
"After we flopped with Lazenby we had to get Sean back, so I met with Sean and it turned out they had treated him really badly. I worked out a deal I thought Sean would respond to, where he'd only have to do one more movie for us. (I said), 'If you do one movie more for James Bond we will make a three-picture deal with you where you can make any picture up to a certain budget.
"Sean came back and obviously revived the series and only made one movie under that deal. It was The Offence, playing a sadistic policeman; a very good movie which never found an audience. Sean never forgot that I was the one for him to get back and he's been very complimentary about that over the years. I saw him at a dinner party in Los Angeles four or five years ago. When I saw him he said, 'David Picker is the only movie executive who I ever liked!'"
Connery actually made one more film as Bond - he played 007 in 1983's Never Say Never Again. He was officially replaced by Roger Moore.
It seems Kanye West has always had a thing for curvy reality TV stars - he once made a play for a Real Housewife. The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore has revealed she was once charmed by West years before he started dating his new fiancee Kim Kardashian, but she was attached to someone else and couldn't even consider romancing the rapper.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Kanye likes beautiful women, curvy women... this was a long time ago... He was really sweet when I met him. He seemed very humble. I thought he was a great guy."
The 42-year-old former Miss USA adds, "He walked over, he was very humble. He spoke to me. He was super nice. We didn’t date, because I was with someone. He was a very charming guy, I can say that. I was very charmed... It was just friendly... It was all above board."
But Moore isn't upset about missing out on a chance to romance West, adding, "I’m very happy that he’s found love and that him and Kim are having a good relationship."
Sir Roger Moore had to learn how to walk again after he was left bedridden for weeks with pneumonia. The former James Bond star was struck down with the potentially deadly lung illness last year (13) and it took medics so long to find the right combination of drugs to treat him, he was unable to walk once he recovered.
Moore had to be taught how to get up and get moving again - and he also blames the illness for his recent rapid hair loss.
He tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "It took them quite a while to discover the right antibiotic. I had so many antibiotics pumped into me and was bedbound, and it ended up I had to be taught to walk, literally. And also my hair started to fall out rapidly, which it has done ever since."
Moore had battled pneumonia as a child, when he was on the brink of death in hospital before making a recovery.
Bond star Sir Roger Moore has been diagnosed with diabetes. The British actor fell ill last month (Sep13) and spent a week passing out, shedding weight, and feeling "terrible", so his wife Kristina took him to an emergency room at a hospital near their home in Monaco.
After a series of tests, he was told he has diabetes and has unknowingly suffered from the condition for some time.
Moore tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "I have got the dreaded Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks came out with the fact he has diabetes, and about four or five weeks ago I was falling asleep and just feeling terrible and dying of thirst and literally passing out.
"My wife took me into emergency at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco and I was straight on a slab... and I have diabetes. And I've obviously had it for quite a long time... During that week where I was falling asleep, my wife said I was losing a kilo a day. So I have had to have all my trousers taken in."