Hollywood stars Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are set to become first-time parents, according to multiple U.S. reports. The Hitch beauty, 40, is said to be seven months pregnant.
The couple began dating in 2011 after shooting crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines together.
Representatives for the actors had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.
The baby news comes five months after Mendes, 40, denied rumours she was expecting after asking to undergo a manual body search at an airport security checkpoint instead of walking through the X-ray scanners.
She laughed off the speculation at the time, telling U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "It's (the baby rumours are) so ridiculous. It all started because I didn't want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked. And not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it. So I always opt out. I always ask for a personal pat-down... (Tabloid reporters thought) that was good enough reason to say 'Hey (she's pregnant)'."
When DeGeneres pressed her further about whether there was any truth to the pregnancy rumour, Mendes replied, "Oh God! No, no no!"
Mendes previously dated filmmaker George Augusto, while Gosling, 33, enjoyed romances with his The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams and Sandra Bullock.
"It was so much fun. Everyone was freaked out because I'm nude, but in real life, when I have sex, I'm naked. I don't have a bra on, and I don't usually have panties on. So let's make a real movie! Let's bring truth to the scene! I didn't want to be exploited, but this girl (her character) - like most girls when they first have sex - doesn't know what she's doing." Actress Shailene Woodley had no problem getting naked for sex scenes in her upcoming movie White Bird in a Blizzard.
In the promotional materials for this summer's Sex Tape, there's a whole lot of Jason Segel. The actor and his costar Cameron Diaz appear in various stages of undress, including altogether naked. Segel, of course, is no stranger to taking off his clothes for the camera. The former How I Met Your Mother star was famously nude multiple times in his breakout hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Many people found his nudity refreshing, given that it is usually women who are objectified sans wardrobe on the big screen, but Sarah Marshall costars Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis kept their clothes on. No matter how you slice it, though, Segel's seems to be another example of the double standard.
When an actor with an imperfect body like Segel or Robin Williams doffs their clothes for a scene, it's typically seen as funny. When Lena Dunham does it on HBO's Girls, it results in social media posts imploring the actress to keep her clothes on and questions at press conferences about whether all the nudity is necessary.
Seemingly, for an actress to play an acceptable nude scene it either needs to be completely required by the story — think Halle Berry in Monster's Ball or Jodie Foster in The Accused — or she has to look really, really good naked (as far as the vocal public is concerned). There isn't an apt comparison for a woman, but when an actor like Jonah Hill or Mark Wahlberg comes out and openly states that he used a prosthetic device to cover his anatomy for a nude scene, everyone just shrugs. An actress can get away with using a body double occasionally, but if she's going to do a nude scene the audience by and large expects to see the real deal… and if she wants to have surgery to enhance certain features then all the better.
Segel, and a lot of male stars, can get away with being naked without issue because our society views male and female sexuality differently. In much the same way, there's no question about whether Segel's character would really be with a former model such as Diaz, while Dunham was questioned about her character's "unrealistic" fling with the very handsome Patrick Wilson.
Segel learned his craft under the tutelage of Judd Apatow, who is also a producer on Dunham's show. Aptatow has long been a proponent of creative uses of nudity. When the writer/producer/director was confronted about the amount of time that Dunham spends nude on Girls by The Wrap's Tim Malloy, he defended the practice for both sexes: "There's male nudity in Walk Hard [helmed by Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan]. I have people naked when they're willing to do it," Apatow said. "Lena is confident enough to do it so we have the opportunity to talk about other issues because she is braver than other people. If Paul Rudd said to me, I'm willing to be completely naked in the movie, I would use it. If Seth [Rogen] said he was willing to be completely naked — he showed his butt in a post-sex scene in Knocked Up — I would use it because it's more honest.”
While it's commendable that Apatow thinks that we should look at nudity across the board, the truth is that many people just don't see it the same way. Most of society continues to have an unrealistic expectation of women, wanting them to fit by turns into both sexual and asexual standard: the age-old Madonna-whore complex. Questioning Dunham's right to have her character naked without questioning Segel's or Kasdan's decision making process is inherently sexist… there's just no getting around that.
Benjamin Franklin, himself a fan of nudity, once told his fellow Founding Fathers, "We must all hang together or we will most assuredly hang apart." Similarly, it's either all right for all actors and actresses to be nude — regardless of body type — or it needs to be criticized equally for both sexes.
Quite simply, naked freedom for one should mean naked freedom for all.
It's almost become a game — how many things can be blamed on Miley Cyrus? When she went out on her Bangerz tour, mothers — none of whom had apparently been paying attention to what the singer's been up to since Hannah Montana — took to the web to complain about her antics, comparing the stage show to porn and lamenting the fact that their children had been exposed to it. Joe Jonas wrote a tell-all essay for New York Magazine, where he revealed that it was peer-pressure from Cyrus and Demi Lovato that got him to smoke pot for the first time. When she subsequently lit up a joint on stage in Amsterdam, she was labeled out of control. Months after, she caught a ton of flak for her "twerking" at the MTV Video Music Awards, the Internet exploded with rumors that Cyrus was the real reason behind the break-up of Robin Thicke and his wife, Paula Patton.
Now, Katy Perry is taking shots at the singer after Cyrus tried to kiss her at a concert, telling an Australian television show that she backed away from the smooch because, "God knows where that tongue has been." Even something as simple as being photographed using a teleprompter during a concert in Denver — a practice that did not originate with Cyrus — becomes national tabloid fodder. All that's missing at this point is Vladimir Putin issuing a statement saying that Cyrus is the real cause behind the unrest in the Ukraine.
Do a search for Cyrus' name and you'll return a lot of self-righteous posturing about her habit of not wearing clothes and her professed love of marijuana. The problem with all of this is that when you boil it all down, there's absolutely nothing wrong with what Cyrus is doing. In fact, if anything, it's a savvy career move.
Cyrus' image make-over isn't the first of its kind. When Drew Barrymore wanted to be seen as something more than the girl from E.T., she posed for Playboy and flashed David Letterman on national television. Within the music industry, Cyrus still has a ways to go before she tops the dual masters of self-promotion, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Heck, Madonna was kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera years before Cyrus thought of it, and Gaga has been naked (or nearly) so often that it doesn't even register anymore.
So, why does what Cyrus is doing bother so many people? Is it because there's a segment of the audience that feels like they've watched her grow up on her Disney Channel show? Is it because she comes from a country music background with its more "traditional" values and with none other than Dolly Parton as her godmother? Or is it just that even now, people have difficulty with a young woman flaunting her sexuality?
The truth is that as a culture there are continuous mixed messages about female sexuality. Being sexy is valued, but being overtly sexual can go either way. When Jennifer Lawrence goes on Conan and tells a story about sex aides, it gets treated as something cute. If Kim Kardashian does the same thing, the nicest label that gets attached to her is "vapid." Madonna and Gaga are hailed as smart business women for parlaying an image based largely on sex into millions of dollars, but Spears is continuously portrayed disparagingly for doing the same thing. Cyrus was bashed for the tone of her concerts, but mothers routinely take their daughters to Perry's shows that feature skimpy costumes, stripper poles and a variety of accoutrements tied to her breasts. How does any young female performer that's coming up know what's over the line, when the line isn't the same for any two women?
To her credit, Cyrus does not take the criticism without hitting back. When Jonas made his comments, she responded to the New York Times that, "If you want to smoke weed, you're going to smoke weed. There's nothing that two little girls are going to get you to do that you don't want to do." When Perry called her out, she took to Twitter to shoot back about Perry's ex-boyfriend John Mayer, "Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we all know where THAT (tongue) been."
She also has a sense of humor about it, appearing on Saturday Night Live two different times in the fall to make fun of the furor over her behavior. Parton, who was never shy about using her own sexuality to gain notice, has defended her goddaughter as well, telling a London newspaper, "It's not easy being young. You almost have to sacrifice your damn soul to get anything done."
Unlike Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan, Cyrus appears to know exactly what she's doing. If she's to blame for anything, it's for showcasing again the double-standards that get applied to strong, young women.
Actor Jared Leto came close to picking up his Oscar in drag as he considered attending the Academy Awards as his character from Dallas Buyers Club. The movie star picked up the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his portrayal of transgender AIDS sufferer Rayon at the ceremony earlier this month (Mar14), and Leto has now revealed he wanted to attend the prizegiving in costume.
He tells the London Evening Standard's Deluxe ES Magazine, "(I considered) dragging up because I knew that she (Rayon) would have loved to be there."
Leto adds of the glitzy Hollywood ceremony, "I would never say, 'I don't give a s**t about the Oscars,' because it's not the whole truth. It's not about the shiny, naked golden man, or the pat on the back, it's about being able to stand on a world stage for two minutes in front of a billion people and say something that is meaningful, important to you."
The star goes on to reveal one of the highlights of the night was seeing his mother dancing with a superstar: "It was pretty f***ing fantastic to see all those Hollywood dreamers letting loose with such abandon. I looked over and my mother was dancing with Madonna."
Hello, 2002 Louisiana. It’s nice to finally get to know you. This episode of True Detective opens with a flashback to the fateful year, with a gradually balding Marty Hart getting ready to beat the s**t out of the two 18-year-olds who slept with his high school aged daughter. And beat the s**t out of him he does. Clearly, Marty has not changed much since 1995. Think back on what he did when Lisa, the first woman we saw him cheat on his wife with, took home another man. He beat down her door and threatened the man with violence. He’s "protecting his manhood" by way of tearing down the men who take what he sees as his women.
We follow Marty to The Fox and Hound pub, carrying tampons he bought presumably for his wife and daughters. Enter Beth (Lili Simmons), and our memories are stretched to the second episode when Marty and Rust Cohle visited the whorehouse that housed underaged girls. In 2002, Beth is legal and smoking hot to boot. And what does Marty do? He buys her drinks, goes to her house, and returns to his adulterous form.
While Marty is sleeping with a younger version of his wife, Rust continues his investigation into the Dora Lange case. Rust finds more cases of missing children along the coast, cases that weren’t seen as criminal. He pays a visit to the old revival tent preacher, Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham), and finds out the man quit the trade because he stumbled across child pornography in the church's possession. When Joel brought up the photos to local religious institution kingpin Billy Lee Tuttle (Jay O. Sanders), he sidestepped the issue and tried to blame the photos on the preacher.
Rust visits Kelly Rita (December Ensminger), the young woman he and Marty rescued from Reggie LeDoux’s drug compound when she was just a girl. She comes out of her catatonic state to scream about the face of the man who held her captive. Again in this episode we see a juxtaposition between the two detectives. On the one hand, Marty is sleeping with the girl who was a child prostitute — does anyone remember how disgusted he was by the child prostitution ring? On the other, the child Rust visits is weak and fragile, without the benefits of Beth's veneer of strength. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t both equally vulnerable and equally in need of some serious therapy.
Back to 2012: the present detectives bring in Maggie, now divorced from Marty. This is the first time we see the story from her perspective. In 2002, she finds a nearly naked photo of Beth in her husband's phone, and reacts quite interestingly. She calmly goes downstairs, watches her children with a look of pride as their obvious dislike of their father is apparent, and remains calm with him. The detectives ask her about Rust, and all she has are positive things to say about him.
Rust visits the famous Tuttle. He beats around the bush through their interview; at the end of their chat, Rust admits he’s working on a case about dead children and women, but earns no information. They part ways congenially, and it’s not until Rust returns to the station and is suspended without pay that we hear how unhappy Tuttle was about the interview.
We’ve now followed Maggie to a bar where she orders the same drink as Beth — a dirty vodka martini — and approach a younger man. But the next time we see Maggie, she's at Rust's front door, bottle of wine in hand. She lets herself in and says she knows Marty is cheating again, and asks Rust if he knew as well. He denies it, but we can't imagine that the master sleuth Rust really had no idea.
And then what we’ve been anticipating this entire season finally happens. But it isn’t some deep love affair between the two. Maggie seduces Rust, but the sex is almost impossible to watch. We know why, Rust knows why, and she admits why. Marty will never forgive her for sleeping with his partner. She needed this way out.
The show ends the way it began, with Marty fighting for his honor. He and Rust really go at it outside the station house, the fight ending with Rust quitting the job and terminating his partnership with Marty.
One last time, we return to 2012. Marty has finally walked out of the interview. If Rust is what the detectives are insinuating him to be, a cold-hearted killer, the newly stoic Marty won’t hear any of it, and won’t help them in their quest for the truth.
Sex, lies, fights, betrayal. We are finally seeing True Detective take form. We watch as everything begins to make sense, while there is still so much to learn. This episode closes with 2012 Marty driving away from the station house and a truck honking wildly behind him. He pulls to the side of the road and waits for his old partner Rust to approach the car, asking him to follow him to the bar for a long overdue conversation.
Dammit, this is going to be the longest week ever.
Actress Eva Mendes has blamed her aversion to airport security scanners for sparking a false pregnancy rumour. The Hitch star was recently rumoured to be expecting a baby with her actor boyfriend Ryan Gosling, but the gossip was dismissed as untrue by her representative.
Mendes has now revealed her decision to avoid walking through full body scanners at the airport sparked the rumour.
She tells U.S. TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "It's so ridiculous. It all started because I didn't want to go through the scanners at the airport. You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy? They basically see you naked. And not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it. So I always opt out. I always ask for a personal pat-down... (They thought) that was good enough reason to say 'Hey (she's pregnant)'."
When DeGeneres pressed about whether there was any truth to the pregnancy rumour, Mendes replied, "Oh God! No, no no!"
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Josie Ho -- singer and actress from Hong Kong -- gives us a sneak peek into her role in the horror flick Open Grave. She describes what it takes to star in a such a terrifying film and how it actually speaks to the human inside us all.
What sets Open Grave apart from other horror movies? What will viewers find unique?
The script for starters. The way the storytelling reveals the truth little by little as the film progresses. You don't know the whole picture until the end of the movie!
Tell us a little about your character? What was your process preparing for the role?
I play a mute girl from China who doesn't know English, but it appears that I am the key to solving the mystery, so I must attempt different ways to gain the others’ trust without words. With no dialogue, I had to figure out my own body language and facial expressions. This took a lot of practice before filming since it was my first time portraying a mute character while acting.
How was it working with director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego?
He gives actors a lot of freedom and he even asked us to block our own scenes. He would then setup the camera to capture where we wanted to be while filming. I have a lot to learn from that because we don't get so much freedom due to budget in Hong Kong, but I did sometimes feel lost with too much freedom in scenes, haha!
How were the relationships between cast mates filming such an intense movie? At any point does it ever get scary while filming this type of movie, or are you all laughing in between takes?
Really good actually! Most of us didn’t know each other before filming, but one week into production we became friends. Sometimes we’d play cards at night, but I lose from time to time!
Anything more you can share from the experience filming?
It was kinda cold in Hungary at the time of filming, but I had to wear just a single layer tee for the character throughout the entire film, so I was pretty chilly the whole time!
What is next for you?
I just finished a role in a Hong Kong film called Naked Ambition 3D, and next month I am going to star in a film called Badminton, which is produced by my 852 Films and directed by Derek Kwok. Both projects are comedies. When I was younger, I was more concerned about hitting the marks and trying to be in serious dramas. But now, I just wanna let loose gearing a bit more towards comedy. Just like The Joker says, "Why so serious?" This has become the new agenda in my career!
Anything else you'd like to add?
Please go see Open Grave. You may find yourself awakened after watching this film, as it is about humanity.
Open Grave is available via Premium VOD & iTunes on 12/31/13 with theatrical release on 1/3/2014.
The news of Adam Driver, of Girls and GAP jeans modeling fame, being courted for a Nightwing movie makes total sense if you've ever seen his role on the HBO show. His character is moody and impulsive, with the dark intensity of Batman mixed with the complete lack of cynicism of Superman. The only big difference is that Nightwing tends to wear shirts. So, if Adam would be Nightwing, that begs the question: who would the rest of the Girls cast be if they were to put on tights and a cape?
We're always clamoring for female superheroes. But be it a movie for Black Widow or a bigger role for Maria Hill, Hollywood remains hesitant. What might help sell executives on the concept is proving that these superheroes aren't far from these Emmy-winning characters.
Hannah/Lena Dunham: Barbarella
Vaguely pretentious (Barbarella is based on a series of French graphic novels), constantly naked, and always on the lookout for new experiences, the original superpowered dilettante, just like Hannah Horvath, takes advantage of the sexual revolution. But no matter how seriously she takes things, she always comes across a little silly.
Marnie/Allison Williams: Wonder Woman
ZZZZzzzzz... Upholding truth, justice, and dressed in her hostess outfit from Season 2. It's not that Wonder Woman is the most boring superhero, it's just that she's the most boring superhero who's exactly like Marnie.
Jessa/Jemima Kirke: Starfire
A freewheeling bohemian from what seems like/is another planet, laughingly unconcerned with social mores and how things are done here on Earth. That's Jessa. No secret identity necessary. How on Earth would one hide that distinctive head of hair?
Shoshanna/Zosia Mamet: Wasp
Shosh's super speedy and overactive mind might seems harmless at first, but has her own type of sting. Wasp also starts out as a spoiled girly-girl, but, like Shoshanna, comes into her own as she gets older. They even both like older men.
Ray/Alex Karposky: Bruce Banner
Note that says Bruce Banner, not his supersized alter ego Hulk. Ray seems like he has something dangerous roiling under the surface, but in the end, he's able to channel his constant frustrations into his love life and, from what we've seen of Season 3, his work. But there's always the threat that this super-smart regular guy could become a raging green monster.
Charlie/Christopher Abbott: Nightcrawler
He's there one moment, then, in an instant, he disappears. (Get it?)
Watching TV shows from the 90s can provide nostalgia, but if you listen closely, they sometimes offer insight into the struggle that is life and everything that comes along with it. Here are a few great words of wisdom said by some of your favorite characters from the tail-end of the 20th century:NBCOn love:“It is a love based of giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have...and receive.” —Joey, FriendsOn inner beauty:“Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually...beautiful. Possibly even me.” —Angela, My So-Called LifeOn attraction:“Remember, attraction is a three-way street. Or is it a one-way tunnel? Hmm, in any case, I do know it's a four-lane highway, but it takes two to use the car-pool lane. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what the younger generation has learned is that there's nothing for us to watch on CBS, and you've got to be yourself. A man has to love you for you, not some costume. He's gotta love who you are.” —Kelly, Married with ChildrenOn friendship:"Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself.” —Eric, Boy Meets WorldOn commitment: “Why is commitment such a big problem for a man? I think that for some reason when a man is driving down that freeway of love, the woman he's with is like an exit. But he doesn't want to get off there. He wants to keep driving. And the woman is like, 'Look, gas, food, lodging, that's our exit, that's everything we need to be happy. Get off here, now!' But the man is focusing on a sign underneath that says, 'Next exit 27 miles,' and he thinks, 'I can make it.' Sometimes he can, sometimes he can't. Sometimes, the car ends up on the side of the road, hood up and smoke pouring out of the engine. He's sitting on the curb all alone, 'I guess I didn't realize how many miles I was racking up.'" —Jerry, SeinfeldOn goals: “Stop and make sure that everything you are doing right now is really what makes you happy. You can’t just live for some goal in the future and have that be everything...have that be it.” —Julia, Party of FiveOn growing up:“After all, if growing up is war, then the friends who grew up with you deserve a special respect. The ones who stuck by you shoulder to shoulder, in a time when nothing was certain, all life lay ahead, and every road led home.” —Kevin, The Wonder YearsOn change: "Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are." —Whistler, Buffy the Vampire SlayerOn generating body heat: “I was told once that the best way to regenerate body heat is to crawl naked into a sleeping bag with somebody else who was already naked.” —Mulder, The X-Files
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A look at the young black male and his feelings about sex, AIDS and mortality. At the core of the program is a frank discussion with Sisqo, Tyrese and a group of young African-American men from various regions and backgrounds. Topics range from AIDS to peer pressure and the ongoing debate of the media's role in promoting premarital sex.