When it comes to romance, nobody's smoother than John Stamos. He made everyone swoon as the guitar-playing, child-rearing Jesse Katsopolis on Full House, he sang and danced his way into their hearts in Bye Bye Birdie, and he probably beat everyone out for Prom King in high school. He can even make yogurt seem attractive. Such is the power of Stamos. If you're looking for a way to win over the hearts of millions, there's no better role model.
Which is exactly why the producers of My Man Is a Loser chose him to play the ultimate playboy-turned-marriage counselor. The film centers around Marty and Paul (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen, respectively), two family men who turn to Stamos' character, Mike, for guidance after their marriages start to fall apart. However, their plan to sweep their wives off their feet backfires, as Marty and Paul 2.0 might actually be worse than the original model. Turns out Mike still has a few lessons of his own to learn, and bartender Clarissa (Tika Sumpter) might be just the person to teach him.
In this exclusive clip from the film, Mike guides his buddies through the three Ls of communication - look, listen, and learn - by having them uphold a conversation with three strangers. Apparently it's his talent for paying attention, along with his jet black hair and winning smile, that helps Mike win over all the ladies. Although, if we're being honest, his tenure with Jesse and the Rippers probably helps.
My Man is a Loser will be released in theaters and on VOD on July 25.
British actress Lysette Anthony ended up homeless and sleeping at friends' houses after splitting from her partner in 2011. The Husbands and Wives star was in a relationship with composer Simon Boswell for eight years, and they have a son, Jimi, together.
However, the pair endured a bitter breakup in 2011 and Anthony has now spoken out to reveal she and the couple's child were out on the streets for months and scraped by only with the help of pals.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "The last few years have been particularly difficult. It was the worst of times but I'm through it. I've learned a lot and I'm pleased to say me and my boy are thriving. Peace at last."
Referring to her period of homelessness, she adds, "What surprises me and what I've found difficult to come to terms with is the people - people I know - who have taken extraordinary pleasure in my misery. I'm talking about the people who did nothing when we were homeless... There I was, in a friend's spare room, sharing a bed with a seven-year-old who kept crying because he was so angry and confused. None of it should have happened."
Star Trek icon George Takei has fuelled with his feud with former co-star William Shatner by revealing he was the only member of the sci-fi TV show's cast who didn't realise he was gay. Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on the show, has been at odds with Shatner for years and in a new TV appearance on comedian Bill Maher's political show Real Time, he took aim at the actor for being too self-centred to realise Takei was a homosexual.
He says, "My colleagues did know but they were cool about it because they knew that if I made a public statement about it or made it very obvious, then my career would be destroyed. But it just went right over his (Shatner) head. He was the only one that didn't know.
"At the end of the week we (would) have our wrap parties and they (cast and crew) bring their wives and husbands and boyfriends or girlfriends, and I quite regularly brought 'a buddy'."
Takei further slams Shatner, admitting it was often difficult working with him.
He adds, "Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that. Well, he is a person who is that way with himself. He is very self-centred.
"We work together and we're professionals, so we get the work done, but it's with a lot of difficulty."
La Bamba star Lou Diamond Phillips is to make his Australian stage debut in the royal role that helped launch his theatre career almost 20 years ago. The actor will replace Jason Scott Lee in the Melbourne production of The King & I.
A torn calf muscle has forced Lee to withdraw from the show.
Reports suggest Phillips flew in to start rehearsals on Monday (30Jun14), and he'll hit the stage as the King of Siam, opposite Lisa McCune, on 10 July (14).
Phillips made his Broadway debut as The King in 1996, opposite Donna Murphy. Phillips played the role for more than 550 performances and won a Theatre World Award. He was also nominated for both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.
The actor cannot wait to hit the stage when the show opens, stating, "I am honoured to once again inhabit the role of The King... I have great passion and respect for the role and am especially excited to bring my interpretation to a new continent."
The news comes a day after it was announced Japanese actor Ken Watanabe would be making his Broadway debut in a revival of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical about the real-life relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher, who he enlists to tutor his wives and children.
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A stage adaptation of Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's black comedy The War Of The Roses is heading to Broadway.
All The Way producers Jay and Cindy Gutterman are developing a theatre version of author Warren Adler's bestselling divorce novel, which the 1989 film was based on, and they are planning to debut the new production during the 2015-2016 season. Casting details have yet to be announced.
The War of the Roses is not the only book-to-movie project to get a Broadway makeover - a musical based on Olivia Goldsmith's The First Wives Club is also heading to the stage with a soundtrack penned by Motown legends Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier.
The new production, a heavily revised version of The First Wives Club play which debuted in San Diego, California in 2009, will launch in Chicago, Illinois next spring (15) before transferring to Broadway.
The 1996 movie starred Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton.
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe is set to make his Broadway debut in a revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's The King And I. The Inception star will team up with Broadway favourite Kelli O'Hara in the musical about the relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher, who he enlists to tutor his wives and children.
The play will be directed by Bartlett Sher and will begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York in March, 2015.
The original stage show was adapted in 1951 from Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam and featured Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence.
It won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress and Best Featured Actor and spawned a 1956 film, for which Brynner reprised his role as the king and won an Academy Award.
Former Nip/Tuck star Julian Mcmahon has wed again. The actor exchanged vows with his long-term girlfriend, actress and model Kelly Paniagua, in Lake Tahoe, California over the weekend (28Jun14).
The couple has been together for 11 years.
McMahon has been married twice before - his ex-wives are fellow Australian Dannii Minogue and actress Brooke Burns.
The actor has a 13-year-old daughter, called Madison, from his marriage to Burns.
Rapper Mase has sparked rumours he is dating a reality star from America's Basketball Wives La, just weeks after finalising his divorce. The Feels So Good hitmaker, real name Mason Betha, moved to end his marriage to Twyla Betha, the mother of his two children, in January (14), only to ask a judge to dismiss the paperwork a month later.
They subsequently decided to press ahead with the dissolution of their union and the divorce was settled earlier this month (Jun14).
And now Mase appears to have moved on from his failed marriage after he was spotted with reality TV regular Malaysia Pargo over the weekend (21-22Jun14), reports NecoleBitchie.com.
The pair was seen together at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Palm Springs, California, where Mase allegedly presented Pargo with a brand new white convertible sports car as a gift.
The rumoured new couple has yet to comment on the dating claims.
Pargo is the estranged wife of Charlotte Hornets basketball player Jannero Pargo. They split in 2012 and she filed for divorce in May (14).
Sir Paul McCartney has bounced back from his shock hospitalisation last month (May14) to celebrate his birthday with friends at a dinner in London. The Beatles legend cancelled the Asian leg of his world tour in May (14) after he was hospitalised in Japan with a virus. He flew home to London a week later to recover and was subsequently pictured looking frail and sickly.
McCartney also postponed the first dates on his U.S. tour, which was due to start in June (14), to give himself more time to rest.
However, he was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for dinner at The Ivy restaurant in the British capital with his wife Nancy Shevell and a host of celebrity pals on Tuesday (17June14), the evening before his 72nd birthday.
He was joined by Ringo Starr's wife Barbara Bach, George Harrison's widow Olivia and the Eagles musicians Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives.
McCartney is scheduled to resume his Out There tour in Albany, New York on 5 July (14).
Country star Brad Paisley was left speechless during a show in Bangor, Maine on Sunday (15Jun14) when the wives of two soldiers he met in Afghanistan on Memorial Day weekend (25May14) showed up with cardboard cut-outs of their husbands. The patriotic Celebrity singer jetted off to perform for U.S. troops with President Barack Obama last month, but had no idea he'd be coming face to face with two heroes over the weekend.
The wives of Sgt. Kelly and Sgt. Gross held the heads and torsos of their husbands high above their heads as they stood in the audience at Paisley's show.
Posting photos of himself collecting the cardboard likenesses and posing with them on his Twitter.com page on Monday (16Jun14), the country singer wrote, "Crazy to play for the soldiers 2 weeks ago in Afg. (Afghanistan) & then their significant others here at home. Sgt.Kelly &Sgt.Gross... Come home safe Flat Daddies!"