Miley Cyrus has opened up about her broken romance with The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth in a candid new TV interview in her ex-fiance's native Australia.
The Wrecking Ball singer and the movie star called off their engagement last year (Sep13) and neither has revealed much about the split. But in a new Sunday Night TV appearance Down Under, Cyrus revealed she still has strong feelings for Hemsworth, admitting, "I love Liam, Liam loves me," but talking about the end of the relationship on TV, she added, "I had to set myself free."
Cyrus and Hemsworth met while filming The Last Song in 2010 and started dating shortly after the project wrapped. The Aussie star proposed to the singer in 2012.
And addressing the criticism she has received for her controversial stage attire, Cyrus told the TV show, "I never think about what someone is going to think. I've always been into fashion. I grew up around Dolly Parton, who is all t**s."
Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery early on Thursday (28Aug14).
Rivers was admitted to Mount Sinai hospital after she stopped breathing at nearby Yorkville Endoscopy. Initial reports suggested the TV personality was in critical condition, but that appears to have been downgraded, according to Access Hollywood.
Ironically, she joked about her health during a stand-up show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Wednesday night (27Aug14), telling fans, "I'm 81, I could go at any moment... I could fall over right here and you all could say, 'I was there!'"
The deputy chief coroner who presided over Robin Williams' autopsy has defended his decision to go public with details about the star's death following a backlash from critics.
The 63-year-old Oscar winner was found dead after he hanged himself in his home in Marin County, California on Monday (11Aug14).
Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Coroner Keith Boyd gave a press conference on Tuesday (12Aug14) to give details about the circumstances surrounding the actor's death, revealing Williams' personal assistant discovered the body. Boyd also confirmed the Mrs. Doubtfire star had hanged himself with a belt, and that a number of cuts had been found on his left wrist.
Following the press conference, which was shown on TV and streamed online, many fans criticised Boyd for releasing such specific details about the tragedy. However, Boyd has now defended his decision in a statement which reads: "The Sheriff's Office understands how the release of the kind of information you heard... may be viewed as disturbing by some, and as unnecessary by others, but under California law, all that information is considered 'public information' and we are precluded from denying access to it.
These kinds of cases, whether they garner national attention or not, are very difficult for everyone involved. "Frankly, it would have been our personal preference to withhold a lot of what we disclosed to the press... but the California Public Records Act does not give us that kind of latitude. For the same reasons, we will likely be required to release to the media the 911 phone call we received from Mr. Williams' residence and the fire dispatch tapes that resulted as well..."
A private memorial is currently being planned for Williams by his wife Susan Schneider, according to E! News.
Actress Tara Reid refused to promote Sharknado when the cheesy disaster movie first came out last year (13), because she feared the title alone would end her career. The American Pie star's TV film became a surprise phenomenon and now the sequel has hit U.S. TV screens with record-breaking ratings, but she wasn't a fan when she first signed on to star in a film called Dark Skies.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "When I first did it, it was called Dark Skies, so I thought, 'OK, it's not gonna sound so bad on my resume... it'll be fine'. And then all of a sudden... they're like, 'We're changing the name to Sharknado'. I said, 'Oh my God, this is it! My career is over...' I begged them to change the name. It was horrible. They said, 'Trust us... It'll work'.
"When it came I never told anyone about it... I thought, 'OK, it's on Syfy (network), no one will ever see it'. When it became this phenomenon, I was like, 'Are you joking me, is this really happening?'"
The sequel smashed network records when it debuted on Wednesday night (30Jul14).
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I think about Limitless more often than any person should: occasionally. Topping the film's lengthy list of shortcomings is the stinging presence of wasted potential (funny, since it's a movie about the wasted potential of the human mind) capping its high stakes exploration of the expansive question, "What would happen if we used 100 percent of our brains?" with the softball answer, "We'd be pretty good at predicting stock patterns and learning new languages." In Lucy, we have the exact same hypothetical, albeit delivered in a different kind of story altogether — Limitless was effectively an addiction thriller, Lucy is an action/sci-fi. But the answers are much bigger.
American slacker Scarlett Johansson comes about her newfound mental capacity much like Bradley Cooper is, by way of experimental drugs. Lucy (Johansson), an effectively anonymous character with whom we identify principally over just how regular she seems to be, has the substance thrust into her system by a sociopathic crime kingpin (Choi Min-sik) — neither party has a clue what CPH4 (which lacks the nominal panache of Substance D or Melange or Dropper or Chems) is capable of doing with Lucy's brain, nor even does top-of-his-game academic Morgan Freeman, whose main purpose in the movie is to be there to explain to us what the hell is going on... and inject a subtle plug for his upcoming film Dolphin Tale 2. But it's this grand mystery, this shriek of possibility, that makes Lucy a fairly riveting experiment. And from one rather unexpected source: Luc Besson, who has never veered too far from the straight-and-narrow path, entertains quite a few what ifs with his latest picture.
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What if you could access 20 percent of your brain? Then 40, then 50, and eventually 100? What if you had the sensory capabilities of the average dolphin? Or you had total command of organic energy? Or a free supply of the stuff that kicks you into life as a developing fetus? What sort of powers would you find at your disposal? What sort of consequences would amount from this state of evolution? How would your worldview change, your feelings change, your humanity change, your body change?
And what if a filmmaker were to brave the task of telling this grand a story? Would he deliver the account in the ordinary aesthetic and kinetic fashion of his standard one-way actioner stricken with existential tunnel vision? Or would he vie toward imagination? Jumping from his onscreen narrative to footage of wildlife fornication and blank screens that prompt recollection of a certain Looney Tunes short? Why not? What if?
If it sounds silly... well, it is. A great deal of Lucy will inspire smirks and scoffs. In its ambition to explore the possibilities of its premise, landings are overshot and marks are missed altogether. And sure, there are probably far more intriguing ways to go about the concept than performed by Besson and Johansson in this picture. But very little of Lucy feels like wasted potential. It's creative, even when not entirely original. It's exciting, even when just a bit aimless. And it's ambitious, even when it doesn't seem like it has a complete idea of what it's doing. Ultimately, Lucy wants to be a movie about possibilities, and it at least puts an honest go toward living up to that endeavor.
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Embattled actor Columbus Short has conceded that TV bosses were right to remove him from hit show Scandal after he was embroiled in a string of legal issues.
Over the past six months, Short has been arrested over a bar brawl in Los Angeles and held twice by police over domestic disputes with his estranged wife Tanee.
The amounting legal run-ins prompted bosses at America's ABC network, which airs Scandal, to take action, and after three seasons of portraying Harrison Wright on the political drama, the actor announced in April (14) that he would not be returning to the show for its upcoming fourth season. And while he reveals that the show's creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes stood by him, he admits TV executives had to try and combat the negative press.
The 31 year old tells Access Hollywood, "They did not throw me to the curb like trash - that’s my family. They knew that I was going through a tough season and rallied around me and wrapped their arms around me, from Shonda to the craft service man. We're a family. I think, at a certain point, when you're hearing a barrage of stories after stories, ABC justifiably would want to distance themselves. They did the right thing."
Off the alleged altercations with his estranged partner, he adds, "I will take ownership. Me and my wife are going through serious problems, however, the domestic part of it, I am not a physically violent man. I've never put my hands on a woman physically ever."
He also hints that he uses alcohol to get through tough times, saying, "To be honest with you, I struggle with medicating with alcohol... and that’s a real truth. I think that deserves more looking in to."
"If I want to be truthfully honest, I think dealing with the stress of the situations that I've been going through, medicating with anything, I think is dangerous because it becomes a crutch. But it doesn't change it, the situation."
Short was was allegedly involved in another bar altercation in Dallas, Texas over the weekend (begs04Jul14).
Miley Cyrus' behind-the-scenes TV tour special failed to find an audience when it aired in America on Sunday night (06Jul14), scoring just two million viewers.
The two-hour documentary, titled Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour, gave fans an all-access pass to her global trek and featured exclusive backstage footage with the Wrecking Ball hitmaker, her siblings and co-stars on the road, as well as performances of tracks such as We Can't Stop and Party in the U.S.A. from her recent gigs in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.
Cyrus was also shown dedicating her track Adore You to her beloved dog Floyd, who passed away in April (14).
Ratings were expected to be lower than normal due to the U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend (begs04Jul14), but Cyrus' TV special was among the lowest-rated and least-watched programmes of the night, according to early figures released by bosses at data firm Nielsen.
It proved to be less popular than new talent show Rising Star, which drew 4.32 million viewers in the same time slot, while repeats of Family Guy and American Dad both attracted more than 2.4 million viewers each.
A homeless man wielding a knife has been arrested in New York City after he attempted to gain access to the TV studio where Good Morning America (GMA) is filmed.
Andre Johnson, 25, is believed to have approached security guards outside ABC Studios in Manhattan's Times Square on Tuesday (01Jul14) and demanded to be let into the building. He was turned away, but allegedly returned carrying a knife and attacked one of the security guards.
Police were called to the scene, and pictures show cops restraining Johnson on the street outside the TV hub. He also allegedly made threats against football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan, who is a contributor on GMA.
Johnson was arrested and taken to a local police station where he was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing, according to the New York Daily News.
A spokesperson for ABC called the cop a "hero" for tackling the man, and added, "It was a scary situation but thanks to the fast actions of NYPD (New York Police Department) the situation was quickly under control."
Miley Cyrus will be giving her fans an all-access pass to her Bangerz world tour thanks to a new two-hour documentary.
The TV special will feature exclusive backstage footage as well as performances from her recent gigs in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.
The Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour special is set to air in America on 6 July (14).
Kim Kardashian's best friends appear to have been caught out by the latest change of venue for Saturday's wedding (24May14) - they have all been fitted for gowns inspired by French queen Marie Antoinette.
Michael Costello tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood he was asked to outfit six of Kardashian's pals for the socialite's third trip up the aisle, which reports suggest is now taking place in Florence, Italy after the reality TV star and rapper Kanye West failed to meet residency criteria to exchange their vows in Versailles, France.
He reveals Brittny Gastineau, Larsa Pippen, Blac Chyna and Carla Dibello all came to him for help, requesting Marie Antoinette-inspired gowns. Costello says, "They all wanted little elements of something very Gothic, romantic, masquerade-like. They were all stern about using lace... and having mermaid bottoms."
He also admits Gastineau, Pippen and Blac Chyna have two outfits prepared for the weekend celebrations, which will begin with a cocktail party in France on Friday night (23May14). And the designer reveals he'll be working with the bride herself when she returns from her honeymoon, adding, "I did make some sketches for her for another event that we're talking about in the future."