Model/actress Liberty Ross and her director ex Rupert Sanders have finalised their divorce. Ross split from the filmmaker after he was caught kissing his Snow White and the Huntsman leading lady Kristen Stewart in a Los Angeles car park. The illicit romance also torpedoed Stewart's romance with Robert Pattinson.
According to the settlement agreement, obtained by TMZ.com, Ross gets the family home and two other London residences, $25,000 (GBP14,700)-a-month in spousal support for the next four years and $14,000 (GBP8,300)-a-month in child support for the couple's two children.
The model, who is now reportedly dating music mogul Jimmy Iovine, also gets 15 per cent of her ex-husband's future movie profits.
She will share joint custody of the kids with Sanders.
British model Liberty Ross has reached a divorce settlement with her husband Rupert Sanders two years after the director's "indiscretion" with actress Kristen Stewart became headline news. The former couple's marriage was rocked after it emerged Sanders had been photographed kissing his Snow White and the Huntsman star in July, 2012, and Ross filed for divorce in January, 2013.
Editors at TMZ.com report the stars have been negotiating a divorce settlement and an agreement was reached last week (ends25May14).
Legal documents, obtained by the website, were filed in court in California on 22 May (14) and they state Sanders handed over the former couple's Los Angeles home to Ross, while their other assets were divided up.
The former couple is parents to two young children.
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As grand as the themes of good and evil, needs and deservings, power and responsibility and such forth are, superhero movies are generally pretty straightforward in premise: hero stops villain from wreaking havoc. As off-putting as this kind of simplicity might sound, it's usually the right way to go. If you pack enough substance into your characters and adhere your plot to these linear margins, you can actually wind up saying a healthy amount (and having a lot of fun). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets half of this formula down pat. Although Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker is still a moreover undistinguished identity, his emotional magnitude (re: his relationship with Gwen Stacy) is enough to keep him valid through the storm of lunacy that is his second feature. And it's not even that lunacy that holds him back. The problem isn't how wild his conquests are, how silly some of the action sequences feel, or how absolutely bonkers his villains turn out to be. It's all the other stuff (and yes, if you can believe it, there's a ton more going on in this movie than what I've already mentioned — that's the issue). All the plot twists, tertiary mysteries, ominous flashbacks, abject reveals, and weightlessly sinister pawns in this brooding game that, save for its fun with the baddies, takes itself way too seriously. All that stuff that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 thinks is necessary to make Peter Parker matter? It actually does just the opposite.
Peter is at his best when he's playing Tracy and Hepburn with the girlfriend he's perpetually disappointing (the eternally charming Emma Stone), or trying to win back the favor of the only remaining parental figure from whom he's rapidly slipping away (Sally Field, reminding us why she's a household name), or angling to connect with the mentally unstable engineer who just wants people to notice him (Jamie Foxx working his comic shtick with a frightening zest). We have the most fun with Peter when he's playing the simplest games, and we connect best with him on similar ground. But Peter and company, at the behest of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise's Sandman-sized aspirations, spend so much time exploring new avenues: the secrets surrounding the death and work of Richard Parker, the behind-the-curtains operations of OsCorp, the nefarious goings on in the waterside penitentiary Ravencroft.
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As a result of the grand stab at world building, there is just so much stuff that Peter has to wade through in this movie, dragging the likes of Gwen and his boyhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan, mastering angst, menace, and upper-class privilege all at once) into the dark crevasses of narrative waste. With so many diversions into the emotionally vacant, deliberately joyless explorations of Parker family origin stories, secret brief cases, and underground subways — The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rivals Captain America: The Winter Soldier in complexity, but forgets the necessary ingredient of fun — we barely have enough energy left when the good stuff hits.
And in truth, the good stuff isn't really good enough to sustain us through all the duller periods. Garfield and Stone do have laudable chemistry. Foxx is a hoot as Peter's maniacal new foe, especially when paired with the grimacing DeHaan. And the action, while often straying from any aesthetic authenticity, is nothing shy of neat-o. It's all passable, occasionally worthy of a hearty smile, but rarely anything you'll be definitively pleased you took the time to see.
But beyond coming up short in the micro, the film's regal downfall is its scope. With so much to do, both in accomplishing its own necessary plot points and setting up for those to come in future films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't seem to take time to make sure it's having fun with its own premise. And if it isn't having fun, we won't be either.
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Stars including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Bobby Gillespie have all donned Pussy Riot's signature masks to film a protest video in support of the gay community in Russia. The project in support of Amnesty International features a collection of short films in which a celebrity participant is shown wearing a black balaclava, in the style of the Russian punk stars. At the end of the footage, they pull the mask from their face to reveal their identity.
Moss, Love and Gillespie all filmed clips, along with actor Colton Haynes, models Liberty Ross and Erin O'Connor, and members of the fashion industry including milliner Philip Treacy and designer Gareth Pugh, who helped put the project together with celebrity snapper Nick Knight.
A statement about the project reads, "Pugh and Amnesty International (have joined the) fight against the prejudice and violence directed towards the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community in Russia. Pugh and longtime collaborator Nick Knight... asked respected figures from across the fashion community... to demonstrate their opposition to homophobia by participating in striking 20-second short videos."
Russian officials have come under fire in recent months over the country's stance on gay rights and members of all-female rock collective Pussy Riot have been vocal opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
British model Liberty Ross and music mogul Jimmy Iovine went all out for their Christmas party by enlisting Mary J. Blige to sing carols to revellers. Blige serenaded Ross and the Interscope co-founder, along with guests including Tom Hanks, Dr. Dre, Sean Comb, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale at the bash in Los Angeles.
Mary J. Blige, Grace Jones and Boy George rubbed shoulders with the fashion crowd in London on Tuesday (19Nov13) at the launch of an exhibition in honour of tragic style journalist Isabella Blow. The stars descended on the U.K. capital's Somerset House, where Blow's outlandish outfits are on display.
The collection was purchased by socialite Daphne Guinness after the style icon's suicide in 2007, and heavily features pieces by her protegee Alexander McQueen, who also took his own life in 2010.
Guinness says, "The decision to put Isabella's wardrobe on display was a natural progression; it felt like what she would have wanted. I bought the collection because I couldn't bear for it to be dispersed; it was her life's work - her legacy. What better way of celebrating that legacy than allowing the world to view it?"
British royal Princess Beatrice, designer Jasper Conran, model Liberty Ross and Bond girl Gemma Arterton also attended the glamorous launch event. The exhibition runs until March (14).
Disgraced filmmaker Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a new biopic about French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte. The Snow White and the Huntsman director has been hired by Warner Bros. executives to take charge of the project, titled Napoleon.
Sanders, who began his career as a commercials director, made his big screen debut with last year's (12) adaptation of the fairytale classic, which grossed more than $396 million worldwide.
He made headlines when he was caught romancing his leading lady Kristen Stewart. The affair ended his marriage to model/actress Liberty Ross.
Model and actress Liberty Ross reminded her cheating ex what he's missing when she stepped out on the red carpet at the MOCA Awards in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (06Nov13) wearing a see-through dress and no bra. The sexy star wowed photographers as she rocked a sheer black dress that left her breasts and nipples exposed and flaunted her body for the cameras.
Ross is now estranged from moviemaker husband Rupert Sanders, who was caught in a clinch with his Snow White & The Huntsman leading lady Kristen Stewart in a car park last year (12).
The mother-of-two recently opened up to Vanity Fair magazine about her husband's cheating scandal, revealing, "It was horrible. It was really the worst."
Ross filed for divorce from Sanders in January (13) and is currently dating music mogul Jimmy Iovine. She told Vanity Fair she feels she's currently experiencing a rebirth.
Model and actress Liberty Ross has opened up about her husband Rupert Sanders' 2012 fling with Kristen Stewart, revealing it was the worst ordeal to go through. Sanders was photographed kissing his Snow White & the Huntsman leading lady in a car park, prompting both him and the actress to come forward and own up about their secret romance.
The truth subsequently caused the break-up of his marriage and Stewart's relationship with Robert Pattinson.
Ross reveals she found out about the affair hours before the photographs were made public, telling Vanity Fair magazine, "It was horrible. It was really the worst. I have no words to describe what we went through. But I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And I feel like I'm going through a rebirth."
She reveals she called on a friend to help her avoid the media storm following the publication of the kissing photos and her husband's confession, adding, "I was able to be there (friend's home) completely secluded. I tried to keep as far away from it as I could and to understand that this is my family and it's the most precious thing to me."
Ross admits Sanders wanted to reconcile, but she was not keen on the idea.
She explains, "I'm not a quitter. I've done everything I could to be the perfect wife and mother and really support my husband. But I just didn't have any more to give. We were together for 16 years, and that, in itself, is really beautiful. And we've created two exceptional lives (children) together."
Ross filed for divorce in January (13) and has been dating record executive Jimmy Iovine.
Stewart and Pattinson reconciled after the cheating scandal, but split for good earlier this year (13).
Kristen Stewart has struck up a romance with Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Pitt following her split from Robert Pattinson, according to a U.K. report. In May (13), reports suggested the Twlight stars had called off their relationship for good, less than a year after Stewart admitted to an "indiscretion" with director Rupert Sanders last July (12), and now the actress has been linked to Pitt.
Editors at Britain's The Sun report the pair met at Paris Fashion Week in France last month (Jun13) and became close.
A source tells the publication, "Kristen's not over Rob but she's getting there and Michael's helping her through it. She vowed to throw herself into work and be single this summer. But when she met Michael last week, they hit it off. They both hate the spotlight and are smart bookworm types."
Stewart issued a public apology to Pattinson after her involvement with Sanders was exposed last summer (12) and the pair was said to have reconciled. The ordeal ended Sanders' relationship with wife Liberty Ross.
Married 2002; Sanders directed Ross in his feature debut "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012); He cheated on her with "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart August 2012; Ross filed for divorce Jan. 25, 2013