Pop star Miley Cyrus is adamant music icon Elvis Presley danced in a sexy way but was not blasted for it because he is male. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker regularly comes under fire for her provocative dance moves, raunchy outfits and for stripping naked in music promos and magazine shoots.
She believes there is a double standard because she is shamed for her onstage behaviour while Presley was not, telling Australian TV show Sunday Night, "Elvis, he wasn't wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG (original) twerking... Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was...
"He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a s**t because he wasn't a girl... It's that double standard and I think I'm doing something for the double standard."
The full interview will air on Sunday (31Aug14).
Presley died in 1977, aged 42.
Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has become a wanted man after skipping a court date relating to a recent altercation at his former office in Los Angeles. The adult filmmaker and reality TV star was taken into custody in May (14) after fighting with a security guard and a member of staff at the Girls Gone Wild headquarters, which he is banned from entering due to a restraining order against him.
He was due to attend a hearing in a California court on Thursday (28Aug14), but he was a no-show, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest.
Francis is facing a slew of misdemeanour charges, including battery, making criminal threats, trespassing and disobeying a court order, reports TMZ.com.
Bosses at Francis' company filed for bankruptcy last year (13) and the soft porn business was reportedly taken over by a new owner.
Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg and his fiancee Jenny Mccarthy will end the summer (14) in style by becoming husband and wife this weekend (30-31Aug14), according to reports.
Sources claim the New Kids On The Block star will exchange vows with model-turned-TV personality McCarthy in New York on Saturday (30Aug14), just four months after announcing their engagement. The couple initially met in March, 2013 when Wahlberg featured as a guest on her short-lived late night programme, The Jenny McCarthy Show, but it wasn't until U.S. TV presenter Andy Cohen brought them together on his show Watch What Happens Live last summer (13) that they started dating.
The bride-to-be previously revealed she wanted Cohen to officiate the pair's nuptials.
The wedding will be the second for both stars - Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005. In between marriages, she has dated Jim Carrey and football star Brian Urlacher, among others.
The Emmys just took place a few days ago but most of TV's biggest shows don't have time to waste celebrating (or sobbing). Here's a look at where two of the Emmys' most nominated shows are filming right now.
The Good Wife
Julianna Margulies was one of Monday's big winners for lead actress in a drama but she didn't have long to celebrate before she was needed back on the set of The Good Wife. Today Julianna and company are filming on location at 46th St and 5th Ave in New York City.
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is The New Black walked away with a win for Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) in the Guest Actress Category but it lost Best Comedy series to five-time winner Modern Family. The loss is largely attributed to its placement in the comedy category raising the argument that a new dramedy-esque category needs to be created for the Emmys.
The loss certainly isn't slowing the show down. You can catch them shooting today around around Blue Hill Plaza and Veterans Memorial Dr, Pearl River, NY.
To learn more about where your favorite TV shows are filming check out my Daily Filming Locations at On Location Vacations.
The Congress’s imperfections will not go unnoticed. Some of the movie’s more ambitious antics betray the fraying margins of a somewhat unfocused scope — when a film’s principal conquest is to channel the ubiquitous pains of simply being, you’ll have to expect a few loose ends or ruffled patches. Palpable missteps notwithstanding, we never lose view of the heart of the The Congress, a creative masterpiece with one ideological giant of a mission.
On the surface, The Congress is specifically about show business and the vanities inherent therein. Robin Wright plays an alternate version of herself with an ailing son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), ostensibly no House of Cards to speak for (though all of her classics are in check — Forrest Gump and The Princess Bride are cited a handful of times), and a divisive deal on the table from super-studio MiraMount: sell her image for use in whatever productions they might deem a computer generated Robin Wright apropos, thus completely relinquishing her personal likeness to the control of the industry and agreeing never to act again.
One step deeper, and it’s about youth. Vanity, ageism, mortality, and all the ugly facets that play into our culture’s obsession with staying under 40. But in earnest, these (admittedly grand) themes act as courier into the film’s far vaster intentions. After agreeing to the deal in order to fund her son’s cryptic medical expenses, Wright visits a veritable afterlife in the form of a psychedelic cartoon, one designed to effectively “replace” life on Earth.
There, the questions and concerns jump to true majesty. The film tackles the theme of heartache with such bite and dynamism that you’ll happily trudge through its technical dysfunctions or narrative slip-ups in order to be a part of everything it has to say, and of the magnetic world it is building.
It’s hard to identify which aspect of The Congress is more exciting: its colossal essay about the crevices of human sadness or the explosion of visual and conceptual imagination that it builds in Wright’s second act cartoon journey. Thankfully, they work in perfect harmony, rendering The Congress one of the most wonderful, important, and wholly original pieces you’ll see this or any year.
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To compete with NBC's plan to produce a live-version of Peter Pan. Jimmy Kimmel has decided that on November 3rd, ABC will be airing a live-version of Annie. In classic Kimmel-form, he brought out a top-knotch star to play the lead.
Check out who the star is in the video:
That's right! Our favorite British ginger, Ed Sheeran, is going to play the lovable orphan Annie. Hopefully next time Jimmy can actually get him to sing!
In case you need to see Ed as Annie again, here you go:
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U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his late-night TV show on Thursday (28Aug14) by assuring Friends fans that his reunion skit the day before was planned and Jennifer Aniston was not forced into taking part. Devotees of the beloved sitcom flooded social media and YouTube.com after Kimmel brought Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox together for a scene read in a stage replica of character Monica's kitchen.
Aniston, who was promoting her new film on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, appeared not to be happy about the idea, prompting many fans to criticise her.
But, at the top of his show on Thursday, Kimmel poked fun at the baffled fans as he read out their tweets, posts and emails.
He then explained that his pal Aniston was very much in on the joke - and she was just acting surprised and annoyed by the reunion.
He said, "She was acting, apparently very good too. She should probably get an Emmy for that acting...
"Ninety-nine per cent of the time when you put something on YouTube everyone jumps in to say it's fake, then we put something that is, I thought, obviously fake on and people think it's real."
Houdini star Adrien Brody showed off his real-life escapology skills when he slipped out of locked handcuffs at a museum dedicated to the famed daredevil this week (beg25Aug14).
The actor, whose miniseries depicting the life of the illusionist is due to be broadcast in the U.S. next month (Sep14), attended the Houdini Museum in New York City to promote the show.
He happily posed for photos wearing an original pair of the escapologist's handcuffs, and when museum curator Roger Dreyer told onlookers there was no key, Brody stunned the crowd by slipping them off his wrists, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Australian actor Bill Kerr has died, aged 92. The South Africa-born TV and radio star passed away on Friday (29Aug14) while watching television at his home in Perth, Australia.
The cause of death had not been released as WENN went to press.
Kerr's first major film role was in Harmony Row in 1933 but he did not find fame until he moved to the U.K. and became a sidekick on BBC radio show Hancock's Half Hour alongside comedy icon Tony Hancock in the 1950s.
He won recurring parts in British soap opera Compact in 1965 and Doctor Who in 1967, and he appeared in a host of films including The Dam Busters, Gallipoli and the 2003 version of Peter Pan.
Kerr also performed in musicals, including a role as The Devil in the first West End production of Damn Yankees in 1957.
Former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts sustained a black eye and swollen lip when she knocked herself out with an exercise ball this week (begs25Aug14).
The singer was working out with a weighted fitness ball in a gym and she suffered a painful injury when it struck her in the face. Roberts tells U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain, "It was like one of those YouTube videos you watch of people knocking themselves out in the gym. That was me! I picked up a medicine ball... chucked it at this trampoline and it came back with a vengeance. It just knocked me out. Black eye, swollen nose, swollen lip..."
However, Roberts had no time to dwell on her injuries because she was due to perform a skit with British presenting duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that evening as part of their touring comedy show.
She adds, "My manager's actually a boxer so he put a silver spoon in ice and rubbed it for about 3 hours before the show. I looked a little bit like I'd gotten some work done... Thank God for make-up and a good make-up artist. I wore my hair a bit in my face so nobody really knew... it was kind of rough to get through the next couple of shows but the show must go on."
The comedy tour concludes on 7 September (14) in Newcastle, England.