Avatar star Sam Worthington has reportedly struck up a romance with top Australian model Lara Bingle. The pair grew close last month (Sep13) after attending the Cotton On Foundation's Global Citizen Concert in New York's Central Park alongside fellow Aussie Natalia Imbruglia, according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph.
They are now planning to meet up in their homeland.
A source tells the publication, "It is too early to say its serious but Sam is definitely coming to Sydney this week and will be catching up with Lara. They had a good connection and he really likes her."
Worthington has previously dated Natalie Mark and Crystal Humphries, while Bingle was engaged to cricketer Michael Clarke before they split in 2010.
It's wedding season. That means thousands of men and women are in the midst of planning their guest lists, catering, flowers, bridesmaids dresses, and, of course, wedding dresses. And if you're a celebrity — like Natalie Portman, who wed Benjamin Millepied this past weekend — you're also planning to block out the paparazzi from your ritzy affair. (As you can see based on the picture to the left, that plan doesn't always work so well.)
Of course, it's likely you won't have to deal with prying pap eyes at your wedding. But you can take other cues from A-list Hollywood nuptials... and not take cues from some weddings-gone-wrong. So, for your upcoming walk down the aisle, here is some advice borrowed. Do’s 1. Do Your Own Makeup Kate Middleton literally found her own Prince Charming — but she didn’t let the fact that she was marrying royalty go to her head. instead of hiring a makeup artist, the future Duchess opted to do it herself. And guess what? She looked so stunning, her wedding style set a trend for brides-to-be around the world. Royally awesome. 2. Do Make Your Vows Profitable Heidi Klum and Seal's union did end in divorce, but at least the singer scored and sold a few ballads — including "Wedding Day" — during their marriage. Of course, it's likely you don't have a major recording contract, but perhaps you could at least eBay some of those less-than-desireable wedding gifts? 3. Do Send Out Wedding Invitations Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas reportedly didn't send out wedding invites, opting instead to send out a mass text message informing guests where and when the wedding would take place. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are also rumored to be pulling a similar stunt. But is this really practical, especially considering the sneakiness of the paparazzi? (See: Portman's picture above.) Instead, give your family and friends some preparation time. You don't really want them showing up in jeans and Crocs, do you? 4. Do Run Away and Get Married One affordable option that allows you to avoid people who wear jeans and Crocs? Elope like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz did in 2010. 5. Do Get a Free Wedding Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney saved buckets of cash by allowing cameras to take their wedding. But if you didn't meet your soul mate on a dating show, there are other ways for you to nab the wedding jackpot via series like My Fair Wedding or Bridezillas. Of course, for the latter, you'd have to be suitably obnoxious. Watch episodes of Jersey Shore in preparation. Don’ts 1. Don't Make a Scene When Getting Your Marriage License Nothing goest together quite as well as love and marriage... and paparazzi fights. While fetching his license in NYC in June, Baldwin sparred with a photographer in front of other cameras. Learn from Baldwin's mistakes and control your anger around prying family members — especially if you want to avoid walking with a sheet over your head in the days leading up to the biggest affair of your life. 2. Don't Look for Inspiration on Reality TV Falling in love on reality TV may seem like fun, but the boob tube doesn't boast the best success rates. If the fact that only two of The Bachelor franchise's 24 matched couples wed isn't proof enough, just look at Kim Kardashian. She shared the story of her romance with Kris Humphries with all of her E! fans, and she ended up filing for divorce just 72 days after the couple wed. But we're sure Kardashian's headdress already convinced you she wasn't an apt wedding role model. 3. Don't Marry the Rebound Just two years after pop power couple Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears split — and shortly after the release of Timberlake's break-up tune "Cry Me a River" — Spears decided to wed childhood friend Jason Alexander in a quickie Vegas wedding. Spears and Alexander's marriage lasted a whole 55 hours — blissfully short enough to help us avoid being punished with a "Popozao." 4. Don't Lie About Your Bachelor/Bachelorette Party What happens behind closed doors, is supposed to stay behind closed doors — but what happens to a celebrity on Spring Break in Mexico is guaranteed to make headlines. During an interview with Howard Stern, Mario Lopez revealed that he cheated on his soon-to-be wife Ali Landry days before their wedding at his bachelor party in Cabo. Landry reportedly thought her fiancé was going on a quiet fishing trip — little did she know he was throwing out bait during a wild night in a club. 5. Don't Wear a Bikini Instead of a Wedding Gown Pamela Anderson must have forgotten that her Baywatch years were over when she walked down the aisle to wed Kid Rock in 2006. While most people opt for pearls and white lace, Anderson instead chose a rather revealing white bikini, a crafty belly chain, and a matching sailor hat to complete her uh, maritime (not marital) getup. Yeah, not the best of bridal styles. Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Wenn.com, CPR/Premiere/FAMEFLYNET] More: Alec Baldwin's Three-Step Process to Confronting Controversy Natalie Portman's Wedding Dress: Demure or Dowdy? Natalie Portman Marries Benjamin Millepied in Secret Wedding
Sam Worthington used the Los Angeles premiere of his film Man On A Ledge to show off his new girlfriend on Monday (23Jan12). The Avatar star split from his longterm partner Natalie Mark last January (11) and began dating Crystal Humphries over the summer (11). They stepped out together at the red carpet event for his new movie.
Condolences to the unemployed of New Zealand, but the final major roles of The Hobbit have been cast. Evangeline Lilly (Lost) and Barry Humphries (Finding Nemo) will join Peter Jackson’s production. Humphries, Australian comedian and creator of Dame Edna Everage, will be playing the villainous Goblin King, while Lilly, best known as the perpetually ineffective Kate on Lost, will portray Woodland elf Tauriel.
Tauriel isn’t a character that appeared in the books, and Jackson was cryptic as to her role. “Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!” Though he did go on to specify that she wouldn’t be a love interest for Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, which is for the best, considering how the Kate/Jack/Sawyer love triangle was the bane of Lost’s existence.
Humphries’ Goblin king will be a completely CGI creation, in the vein of Andy Serkis’ portrayal of Gollum in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. The character actor, who has spent years performing in drag as Dame Edna Everage, should have little trouble making the shift to “digital drag.”
This casting news comes on the heels of Friday’s revelation that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) will be joining the cast as the dragon Smaug and human Bard, respectively. Jackson reports that these new additions will “round out the major casting.” For now, Tolkeinites will have to settle in for a long wait for set photos.
The first of the Hobbit films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will come to theaters December 14, 2012, while the sequel The Hobbit: There and Back Again is due on December 13th, 2013.
As a wife and mother Sarah (Shauna MacDonald) has a seemingly idyllic life until a sudden accident rips her family away from her. That sets in motion a kind of healing reunion a year later. Her feisty friend Juno (Natalie Mendoza) and Beth (Alex Reid) convince Sarah to join a few other friends on a caving expedition--including Holly (Nora-Jane Noone) a butch caver who impulsively does whatever she wants and Rebecca (Saskia Mulder) an overly-cautious climber who needs to map out everything they do. Thing is this thrill-seeking challenge turns out to much more than they expected especially when they are trapped and suddenly notice white shadows squirming around them. Not good. The mostly unknown actresses in this scare fest are all decent in their Descent--and although grappling with one-dimensional characters the women still manage to convey the suffocating feeling of being confined in small spaces. In the dark dripping wet environ they deliver realistic reactions to the horror unfolding around them which is about as chilling as anyone can imagine. MacDonald as the long-suffering widow is a particular treat as she changes from a pitiful whiner to a kick-ass survivor who exacts revenge in different ways. Originally released in England British director Neil Marshall has handed us an appropriately creepy film which taps into primal fears--dark claustrophobic spaces things that go bump in the night--situations we usually see men deal with. So it's quite refreshing to watch women handle it especially in the way Marshall unravels the female camaraderie as expertly as the climbers tie their ropes. The Descent displays squirm-inducing violence that's not at all white-washed just because there are ladies involved. It's gory and brutal. The scariest moments are often obscured by the dark and in some scenes the film resorts to a Blair Witch Project point of view by watching the action through a camcorder. Although this Americanized version has a different ending from the British version (apparently one not so morbid) it's still far better than last year's abysmal The Cave. The Descent will definitely get your heart rate up!