"It was my first screen kiss, I was really embarrassed... I remember he kept cracking up because I didn't have the balls to go for him, so he was like, 'OK, listen, I'll do it!' It was my first job. He kind of taught me how to kiss on screen." Love Actually beauty Ivana Milisevic on learning how to kiss for the camera on Seinfeld with show star Jerry Seinfeld.
Director Richard Linklater is set to be honoured with the 2014 Founder's Directing Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival this spring (14). The Dazed and Confused filmmaker will be recognised for his work on 1 May (14).
Announcing the news on Wednesday (12Mar14), festival programming director Rachel Rosen said, "I remember thinking what a unique voice and film (Linklater's Slacker) we were bringing to the audience (in 1991).
"It's been a joyful experience to see that vision continue. The films haven't stayed the same, but that sensibility and that openness to life has continued to pay off."
Past honourees include Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, and Clint Eastwood.
Celebrity publicist Max Clifford bragged of bedding movie beauty Julie Christie, London's Old Bailey court has been told. The public relations guru, whose previous clients have included Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali, is on trial on sex abuse charges amid allegations he molested seven young females aged between 14 and 19 over an 18-year period from 1966.
One of the alleged victims has been giving evidence to the court this week (beg10Mar14) and on Thursday (13Mar14), she told the jury Clifford had boasted of sleeping with Don't Look Now actress Christie.
The woman, who alleges she was aged 15 when Clifford abused her, said he promised her she could be "the next Jodie Foster" before forcing her to perform a sex act.
According to Courtnewsuk.co.uk, the woman told the court, "He asked me which actors I liked. I said I liked Julie Christie and had just seen her in Doctor Zhivago. I thought she was beautiful. He said he was the same age as her and mentioned her on several occasions. I remember he was saying he had spoken to Julie Christie on this particular occasion and this had happened to her as well. Presumably the abuse what he was doing to me as well."
Clifford, of Surrey, England, denies 11 charges of indecent assault between 1966 and 1984.
The trial continues.
Jennifer Lopez still feels awful about beating up a school pal when she was nine, and wishes she hadn't bowed under peer pressure. The singer/actress insists she has never truly beaten anyone up but there was one fight decades ago she wishes she had avoided.
The Jenny From the Block singer tells Access Hollywood, "I was in the second or third grade. I did push her down... You know what I remember about that fight is that my friends pushed me to fight this girl that I didn’t wanna fight. You know how girls do that? We’re talking like eight or nine years old now - it’s ridiculous.
"(It was) like, 'She’s talking about you. You need to beat her up!' And I’m like, ‘Yeah... I need to beat her up...' It was so stupid. It was so dumb.
"I feel bad about it now. Now I’m thinking about, now the memory’s making me feel depressed."
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Fans of the Marvel Universe have been pushing for a solo Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow film since 2012’s The Avengers. Now that Kevin Feige has announced Marvel is in fact developing a movie all about Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson, it’s time to get our speculation caps on! So what do the fans want to see in Marvel’s upcoming super heroine film?
So far, Black Widow has appeared in just as many films as the other superheroes in Marvel’s franchise: Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, andThe Avengers: Age of Ultron. But she’s been mostly a mystery.
In Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, we saw brief glimpses into her past — there was a fleeting dive into her childhood and history when Black Widow was talking to Loki. Feige also revealed that Black Widow will have an important character arc over the course of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron.
Feige told Variety that Black Widow’s part in Age of Ultron will be substantial and viewers will “learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film.”
While we’re excited to get a more detailed look into Natasha Romanoff’s past — who she is, where she came from, and how she became the superheroine we know today — we’re wondering what that will leave for a Black Widow movie.
A solo film for Black Widow can’t be an origin story — unless it was set entirely in the past, which we don’t recommend (and highly doubt) — like Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America: The First Avenger. So we’d like to see her strike out on her own and distance herself a little bit from the rest of the superheroes in the universe.
If we were to see any cameos or appearances from the other Avengers, we would only like to see Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Given their close friendship in The Avengers — and the fan-favorite line “You and I remember Budapest very differently” — we’d like to see their relationship developed a little bit more. But not a romantic relationship. That’s one thing we don’t want to see.
And yes, we’d like to know what happened in Budapest. (Wouldn’t it be awesome if they used flashbacks and unreliable narrators like in True Detective? Okay, okay, now I’m dreaming.)
Singer Miley Cyrus helped to make a sick fan's dreams come true by inviting her backstage after a concert earlier this week (10Mar14). Lulu Martinez is battling leukaemia for the second time and her sister recently launched a Twitter.com campaign using the phrase MileytoLulu, hoping to get the attention of the pop superstar and set up a meeting.
And on Monday (10Mar14), the young fan's dreams came true when she was invited backstage after Miley's Saint Paul, Minnesota show.
She tells Kare11.com, "(I was) screaming, (couldn't) breathe, (saying), 'Is this actually happening?' It was memorable. It was nice. She just asked how we were and she said she liked my shirt. I'll probably brag about it at school until I graduate and then after I get married too...
"At first I wasn't feeling good and I'm like, 'I'm going to meet Miley and I'm going to puke (vomit) and she's going to remember me as the girl who puked', but I didn't puke. I was all good. It went smooth."
Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon has filmed a spoof public service announcement (PSA) explaining 1980s culture for those too young to remember. In the clip, filmed for Mashable.com, the Footloose star lectures youngsters on the importance of "'80s awareness", ranting about cult 1980s game Rubik's Cube and the lack of cell phone apps.
He says, "I would like to talk to you about '80s awareness. Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline. Especially among a certain demographic - I'm talking to you, Millennials (those born after 1985)... All you guys born after 1985 have no idea how hard life was... If you wanted to ask a girl out, there wasn't a (dating app)... I went to the White Pages - Google it - and called her house."
After finishing the clip, Bacon is shown walking outside and encountering a group of young people who are all playing with their cell phones, and he yells at them, "You people will never know the comfort of parachute pants!"
Teen singing sensation Lorde has teamed up with bosses at MAC cosmetics to create her own limited-edition makeup collection. Fans of the Royals hitmaker can now copy her edgy, dark look using Lorde's upcoming cosmetics collection.
The 17 year old, who is following in the footsteps of pop stars Rihanna and Lady Gaga with her new line, gushes about her latest endeavour to fashion website The Cut, saying, "I have loved MAC Cosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving up to buy my very first MAC lipstick at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my friends!
"MAC has a very clear aesthetic that has always felt fashion forward to me. So I was really excited to work with them on these products, which I use pretty much every day and night."
No further details have been released about the products in her collection, but the line is expected to hit stores this summer (14).
"Sometimes it was exhausting, I have to say, and that's why I'm so happy; I want my life back. Life of not thinking about Gravity. I don't even remember that." Director Alfonso Cuaron is relieved awards season is over after spending the past six months heavily promoting Gravity. His hard work paid off - the space disaster movie claimed seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Editing for the filmmaker himself.
Shakira has been banned from filming raunchy videos with men by her soccer star boyfriend. The pop star joked about Gerard Pique's relationship rule after her racy new promo with Rihanna made headlines and upset officials in her native Colombia, but now she admits the sportsman really has urged her not to get sexy with other men on film.
She tells Billboard.com, "He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women.
"It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to. It's out of the question - which I like, by the way. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna."
In her new video with Rihanna, the two pop stars role around in lingerie on a bed.
One politician in Colombia has called for a ban on the promo for Can't Remember to Forget You because he feels it promotes lesbianism.
Last month (Feb14), Bogota's Marco Fidel Ramirez urged bosses at Colombia's National Television Authority to ban the video, stating, "It is a shameless case for lesbianism and immorality. It is a danger to children. It sends a provocative message to weak people who can be polluted and induced to practice (lesbianism)."
Documentary that weaves recollections of four Polish Holocaust survivors with original footage that is presented in black and white and without narration. Original footage of the infamous "March of the Living" is cut throughout the documentary as a symbol of hope and improved dialogue between young Jews, Poles and Germans.