"It's kind of dedicated to my mum, she used to keep her hair short, and also I got sick and tired with the bangs with the long hair... so this was my way of getting away from that... The decision was just out of the blue." Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson's new pixie cut is a nod to her late mother, Darnell Donnerson, who was tragically murdered in a triple family homicide in 2008.
Rachel Mcadams and Ryan Reynolds were inducted to the Canada Walk of Fame at a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday (18Oct14). They landed stars on sidewalks in the city along with Canadian-American rock group The Band and late blues guitarist Jeff Healey, who died in 2008.
Mean Girls actress McAdams, who was born in London, Ontario, said of the honour, "To be recognised by your own country like this and to be put on this illustrious list of people that have come before is, I mean, is sort of beyond words for me."
Reynolds, who hails from Vancouver, added, "If you could ask me when I was 16 years old that I'd be standing here doing this right now, I'd just be lucky and happy that I lived this long, let alone to have this honour, so I'm excited."
Reynolds said of his sidewalk star, "It's pretty exciting - I can't wait to step all over me."
The Band stars Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson were on hand for the unveiling of the group's star, while Healey was represented by members of his family.
Previous honourees include Celine Dion and William Shatner.
The Office ended May 16, 2013. That might only be a year and a half ago, but with fall TV in full swing, The Office fans can feel the show's presence missing from our lives. Can't they just reunite and make new episodes already? Every other show/movie is getting redone or sequels or put on Netflix, why not skip the waiting period and do it now?
1. This show taught us amazing life lessons, like that you can be both feared and loved.
2. We also learned this very useful bit of advice about mistletoe.
3. The show gave us aspirations that we could do more than just sit in an office.
4. Kelly Kapoor is the reason we know what to say to sound smart.
5. And Michael broke the very important news over who loves pizza.
6. Kevin taught us all what dreams really are.
7. Our inner child smiled when Dwight used this insult we've been throwing at our friends since we could read.
8. This show introduced u s to a new National holiday.
9. They gave us hope to one day create such an amazing holiday card with our own co-workers.
10. Characters like Jim created places no one ever knew they wanted, but once we heard of them, we needed them.
11. But speaking of Jim, The Office also showed us that office romances can bloom into the most powerful and amazing things in the world.
12. The show gave us the perfect insult for Negative Nancys.
13. It also reminded us there are too many people on this planet.
14. Prison Mike let everyone know why we should never wind up in prison.
15. Stanley gave everyone a new life motto.
16. Jim and Dwight gave us very tough decisions. Did we love Jim as Dwight?
17. Or Dwight as Jim, more?
18. And honestly, is TV really even funny anymore if people aren't force-feeding Kevin vegetables?
What do you miss the most about The Office? Tweet us your answers!
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You’d be surprised to find out how many actors work together multiple times. There are so many people in Hollywood and even more trying to break onto the scene, but these actors just love working together multiple times.
For the sake of not listing every Adam Sandler movie ever (that guy does movies with the same 5 people) or creating a Matt Damon/Ben Affleck bro-list, this list is strictly a man and a woman who have worked together. In most cases, the man and woman have always played love interests, or at least good friends (or co-crime fighters who protect the Earth from Aliens and HYDRA).
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
GIPHY/20th Century Fox
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
You’ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore
The Wedding Singer
GIPHY/New Line Cinema
50 First Dates
Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans
The Perfect Score
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Nanny Diaries
GIPHY/the Weinstein Company
Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley
Brother and sister in a dystopian world.
The Fault In Our Stars
GIPHY/20th Century Fox
Love interests. Both movies were released in the same year, in case you forgot or didn't know.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
GIPHY/The Weinstein Company
Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm
Friends With Kids
Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
And basically every other Tim Burton movie, ever.
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Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela. The Wire star began working on the project shortly after he portrayed the late South African leader in movie biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and he has called on folk rockers Mumford & Sons to pen the track Home, while British singer/songwriter Blake lent his vocals to Nothembi Jam.
The album, which Elba previously described as a "love letter from me to Mandela about me playing him", also features contributions from Mr Hudson, Cody Chestnutt and South African female vocal harmony group Mahotella Queens.
The album, titled mi Mandela, is due to be released in November (14), 11 months after Mandela's death.
Meanwhile, Elba has also set his sights on conquering the holiday charts with a new festive collaboration with Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno and British comedian Noel Fielding.
The star reveals he was asked to record a rap for the pair two years ago and now the odd trio is finally ready to release the track, which he is confident will be a huge hit.
Elba tells NME.com, "I'm telling you now this song's a hit! Serge did this funky Seventies, sort of, slow disco groove. Noel Fielding's doing this sort of singing rap thing. Serge sings on it with this smooth hook that sounds like it's from a Seventies show. I'm telling you now, when everyone gets this record, it's a big tune."
Actress Kate Hudson keeps her romance with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on track by refusing to spend more than two weeks away from him and planning regular date nights. The Almost Famous star tells the new issue of Women's Health magazine that the couple often jumps on a plane so they can spend a little quality time together, and she never worries about the distance between them.
Hudson says, "We are not that long distance. And we both travel for work. How I make it work is we try not to spend too much time apart. We try not to spend more than two weeks apart.
"When you have kids it kind of goes without saying. You don't want to be away from your kids for more than two weeks. And we travel together... We are lucky to not have to do the real long distance thing.
"To me, I think when women who have children are fighting overseas, that's long distance. And that's very challenging. I really honour those families that do that."
When Hudson and Bellamy are together, they make time for date nights: "We are lucky to be able to have the ability to take time with each other and make sure we have that time with each other. So date nights for us are all over. From a movie, to dinner, to just not leaving our bed, to concerts. We like our dates."
Gwyneth Paltrow's star-studded Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday (05Sep14) raised a whopping $109 million (£64 million) for charity. The actress, who served as show producer, gathered celebrity pals including Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Rob Lowe, Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell, Robert Downey, Jr., Kerry Washington, Mike Myers, Jon Hamm and Pierce Brosnan, among many others, to help her appeal to the public for donations and man the social media outlets in Los Angeles to boost funds for the organisation, which supports research into groundbreaking new cancer treatments.
Charity totals for the fourth biennial event, which was broadcast live across the U.S. and Canada, have since been tallied and the amount raised this year (14) exceeded 2012's fundraiser by $28 million (£16.5 million).
The hour-long broadcast also featured performances from the Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson and rappers Common and Lupe Fiasco.
The Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) telethon has now raised more than $369 million (£217 million) since its launch in 2008.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Rob Lowe and Reese Witherspoon joined forces on Friday night (05Sep14) to raise money and awareness for the Stand Up To Cancer charity at a star-studded telethon. The fourth biennial event, broadcast live in the U.S. and Canada from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, featured a slew of famous faces, including Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm and Mike Myers, calling on viewers to give generously to the organisation in order to continue supporting research into groundbreaking new cancer treatments.
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson boosted awareness online by engaging with fans on Twitter.com as Fast & Furious' Jordana Brewster participated in a Facebook question and answer session, during which two male fans proposed to the married actress.
Angie Harmon, comedian Dane Cook, Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello and Scandal star Tony Goldwyn were among the celebrities who helped man the phones and accept live donations, while Robert Downey, Jr. sent in a video message and Matthew McConaughey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper and funnyman Danny McBride all took part in a humorous, pre-recorded cancer awareness public service announcement (PSA).
However, one of the most touching celebrity appearances of the night came from former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, who recalled losing his first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, to the disease in 1991, followed by his stepdaughter Charlotte last year (13).
Addressing the audience, he said, "To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away, bit by bit, by this insidious disease, that kind of sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche.
"I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife, Cassie, as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon. And just last year, I held the hand of my funny, wonderful daughter Charlotte before she too died from this wretched, inherent disease."
Thyroid cancer survivor Sofia Vergara also gave a moving speech towards the end of the hour-long show, urging audience members to shine a light for loved ones battling the disease as she and Kevin Bacon introduced the event's closing performance from rappers Lupe Fiasco and Common and singer Jennifer Hudson, belting out their new cancer survivors' anthem, Remission.
Dave Matthews, Ariana Grande and The Who, via satellite from London, also performed during the telethon.
But the night didn't go quite as smoothly as planned - a live link-up with Ben Stiller from Toronto, Canada had to be axed at the last minute due to a technical problem, prompting presenter Mike Myers to quip, "Evidently, lightening has struck something in Toronto, because I am doomed never to have a live telecast without controversy. I think it's Hurricane Kanye has hit Toronto... (sic)".
The Austin Powers star was famously left dumbstruck back in 2005, when he stood by as rapper Kanye West notoriously lashed out at then-U.S. President George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, declaring, "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a live TV fundraiser to help the victims of the New Orleans, Louisiana natural disaster.
English soccer legend Alan Hudson is battling prostate cancer. The 63 year old, who played for Chelsea soccer club and the England national team, was diagnosed with the disease earlier this month (Aug14).
Hudson's cancer battle is another hurdle in a long-running series of health woes. He has undergone more than 70 operations since he was hit by a car in London in 1997 and was left in a coma for two months.
He tells Reuters, "It was lucky I went straight to see my GP (doctor). It was one of those things that could have carried on and on... When I told my friend over the phone that I had prostate cancer I thought, 'Well, I've had everything else, why not this too?'
"I don't want people to feel sorry for me... The first thing I thought when I heard the diagnosis was, 'Here we go, I've got another fight on my hands'."
Rocker SLASH has composed the music for a creepy new maze attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, which focuses on everybody's fear of killer clowns. Clowns 3D will open as part of the park's Halloween Horror Nights, which begin on 19 September (14), and Slash can't wait for fellow horror fans to get lost.
He says, "I'm a huge fan of Halloween Horror Nights and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror.
"I jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year's event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze. I can't wait to see the fans' reactions and I will be first in line to experience the maze myself."
Slash, a life-long fan of scary movies, is currently producing a remake of the 1972 horror film Cut Throats Nine.