Model and actress Natalia Vodianova is expecting her fourth child. The Clash of the Titans star is expanding her family yet again, but this will be her first child with boyfriend Antoine Arnault.
Arnault, who is the CEO of footwear maker Berluti, took to Facebook.com on Tuesday (05Nov13) to announce the good news.
He writes, "Giving a little brother or sister to Natalia's 3 wonderful children is something we wanted so much: AND NOW IT'S HAPPENING! We're going to have our first baby next year!!! #4 for her but #1 for me... I'm a little stressed! She was tired the first 3 months but is fine now... I hope he or she gets Mommy's looks (and beautiful heart!!!) and Daddy's sense of humor!!! Pleaaaaase not the other way around!!!"
Vodianova has three children with estranged husband Justin Portman, from whom she split in 2011.
Rocker Bono rubbed shoulders with royalty at the weekend (27Jul13) - the U2 star and his wife joined Prince Albert Of Monaco and his new bride, Princess Charlene, at the annual Love Ball. Bono and his wife Ali Hewson were joined by their eldest daughter Jordan at Saturday's ritzy bash, which was also attended by tennis star Novak Djokovic and his partner Jelena Ristic, Karl Lagerfeld and photographer Mario Testino.
The Love Ball was hosted in Monte-Carlo by supermodel Natalia Vodianova in support of the Naked Heart Foundation.
Model and actress Natalia Vodianova has been cast as the storyteller for the world's first live 3D ballet broadcast. The Clash of the Titans star has signed on to become "the face" of the Mariinsky Live Swan Lake project, which will be beamed from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia and broadcast on delay worldwide on Thursday (06Jun13).
Vodianova, who portrayed Medusa in the 2010 movie epic, tells WENN she is thrilled to be a part of the spectacular: "As a little girl growing up in a difficult family situation and a very difficult time in Russia, my grandmother taking me to a ballet provided a very important emotional escape. It was an introduction to a kind of beauty that unites nations and an opportunity to dream of a better life."
Keira Knightley and Sir Elton John have given character references in a bid to spare a Russian media tycoon from a jail sentence. Alexander Lebedev hit billionaire property developer Sergei Polonsky during a talk show on a Moscow TV channel in 2011 and he has been banned from leaving Russia ahead of his upcoming trial on hooliganism charges.
He faces up to five years behind bars if convicted, but a slew of stars have spoken out in a bid to have Lebedev spared jail, according to Britain's Mail on Sunday.
Knightley has written a character reference for Lebedev and warned his charity work will be derailed if he goes to prison.
She writes, "I respect Alexander's work in the U.K. and abroad."
Sir Elton adds, "I have known Alexander for 15 years. He is a decent, generous, kind and thoughtful person and a man of integrity."
Kevin Spacey, Hugh Grant and supermodel Natalia Vodianova have previously supported the campaign to keep Lebedev out of jail.
The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy star has been on a string of dates with the blonde beauty, who has modelled for Chanel and Versace, and they most recently attended supermodel Natalia Vodianova's charity launch together in London on Wednesday (29Aug12).
Cumberbatch was said to have been inseparable from 26-year-old Elizarova at the event, but he has laughed off reports they are in a serious relationship.
He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "We're just old friends. I can't say any more than that."
And he suggests she's helping him brush up on his language skills: "Russian is a wonderful language. I'd love to be able to master it."
Cumberbatch split from his girlfriend of 10 years, Olivia Poulet, last year (11) and subsequently dated fashion designer Anna Jones.
Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has topped Forbes' highest paid models list after earning a staggering $45 million (£28 million) in a year.
The list, which covers models' earnings from May 2011 to May 2012, shows the catwalk star had a hugely lucrative 12 months thanks to bumper pay deals from Versace and Pantene. Bundchen, who is married to American footballer Tom Brady, also lends her name to several fashion products.
British model Kate Moss came a distant second - earning nearly $10 million (£6.2 million) due to contracts with Topshop, Mango and Rimmel.
Russian stunner Natalia Vodianova, the face of Calvin Klein, earned $8.6 million (£5.3 million) to come third in the list, while Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima landed fourth place with $7.3 million (£4.5 million).
Dutch beauty Doutzen Kroes rounded out the top five with estimated earnings of $7 million (£4.3 million).
Heidi Klum, a regular fixture on previous lists, was deemed more of a businesswoman than a model and removed from Forbes' calculations.
Anne Hathaway helped host a lavish charity ball in France on Wednesday night (06Jul11) to raise money for supermodel Natalia Vodianova's Naked Heart Foundation. The event featured fashion shows and music from Bryan Ferry and Groove Armada.
Louis Leterrier’s remake of Clash of the Titans the 1981 cult favorite that fused Greek mythology with sci-fi theatrics is a grand experiment in the ancient art of alchemy a big-budget attempt to spin fanboy nostalgia for a 30-year-old novelty into contemporary box-office gold. The main ingredients in this ambitious concoction are a potent arsenal of CGI weaponry and the star of the biggest movie ever Sam Worthington who inherits Harry Hamlin’s role as the heroic Perseus. But it’s what’s missing from the formula that ultimately dooms this remake.
Clash of the Titans redux mimics the original film’s epic ethos and preference for spectacle over all else but its storyline differs dramatically. Perseus is still the half-breed product of a one-night stand between the god Zeus and a human hottie and he still must to defeat the monstrous Kraken in order to save the lovely Princess Andromeda. Almost everything in between however has been altered — and not necessarily for the better.
The new version casts the Greek city of Argos as the primary battleground in a proxy war fought by dueling Olympian superpowers Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Born of a god but raised by and partial to humans Worthington’s Perseus battles not for the hand of Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) — as Hamlin’s character did — but instead for the people of Argos who stand to perish along with their princess at the hands of the dreaded Kraken. The film’s love story if it can be called that consists of the briefest of flirtations between Perseus and Io (Gemma Arterton) his self-appointed spiritual guide. (Cursed with immortality by the gods Io’s been secretly watching him all his life — which ostensibly makes her a glorified stalker.)
This detail is a small but crucial one. Strong-willed Perseus braves an obstacle course of giant scorpions gorgons and other horrors laid out for him by the wheezy fiend Hades but it’s never quite clear why he bothers with it all since what’s at stake is a princess he isn’t particularly interested in and a community of people he doesn’t really know — and who frankly don’t seem all that worth saving. His deadbeat dad up on Mount Olympus certainly isn't worth dying for nor are the battlefield compatriots he met barely a week prior. And while I’m sure that a few inviting glances from Gemma Arterton are positively delightful I wouldn’t risk being doused in flesh-eating scorpion venom for them.
This narrative oversight triggers a drain in enthusiasm that persists throughout the film. For a movie so epic in scale Clash of the Titans makes for a disappointingly bland ride. Leterrier’s CGI set pieces are at times magnificent but they’re proffered in the service of weak story filled with characters whose motivations are either unclear or unconvincing. During the film’s climax when Neeson’s Zeus utters the portentous words “Release the Kraken ” what should be an emotional high point instead feels perfunctory and anticlimactic. The only excitement it spawns comes from the knowledge that the end is mercifully imminent.