"I was in Toronto and there was a problem with the computer program that prints visas and it was shut down nationwide and so my passport was in the American embassy in Toronto and I couldn't get it back... It looked like maybe we were gonna miss it all, but then we drove to Buffalo and we got through the border." Actor Daniel Radcliffe on his visa nightmare which almost ruined his Comic-Con debut in San Diego, California. The Brit was promoting new film What If in Canada when he found he was stranded. He eventually made it to the world-famous convention on Friday (25Jul14) and hit the floor disguised as Spider-Man.
Actress Katie Holmes is planning to expand her resume as a filmmaker by optioning the movie rights to upcoming book All We Had, about a struggling single mum who becomes stranded in a quirky little town with her teenage daughter. The Batman Begins star is confident the novel, by artist-turned-author Annie Weatherwax, will be such a hit, she is eager to adapt the story for the big screen, reports the New York Post. All We Had will hit retailers next week (05Aug14). Holmes previously served as executive producer for 2010's film adaptation of The Romantics.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe fooled fans at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Friday (25Jul14) by hitting the convention floor dressed up as Spider-Man. The young Brit was forced to delay his arrival at the event due to a visa issue which left him stranded in Canada, where he was promoting his new movie What If on Thursday (24Jul14), but he eventually made it to Comic-Con and decided to have some fun by posing with fans in disguise.
A reporter for MTV posted a photo of Radcliffe putting his Spider-Man mask on right before he donned the full costume.
An insider tells WENN, "He was the quietest Spidey ever because he felt sure that if he spoke, the superfans at Comic-Con would recognise the voice and rumble him."
British actor Daniel Radcliffe missed his first day at California's Comic-Con convention on Thursday (24Jul14) after he was reportedly stranded in Canada due to visa problems.
The Harry Potter star had been in Toronto to premiere his new movie What If ahead of a planned trip to Comic-Con, but he was unable to leave the country due to an issue with his work visa which left him unable to enter the U.S.
A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He's stuck in Toronto with visa problems." Editors of the publication report Radcliffe is currently in the process of upgrading his work visa to a permit which will grant him a three-year stay in America, and needed a stamp from the U.S. embassy in Toronto to approve the paperwork.
However, Radcliffe was reportedly unable to obtain the stamp in time because the embassy's computer network was suffering technical problems.
The actor is expected to attend Comic-Con on Friday (25Jul14) to promote his film Horns, but it is not yet known whether his travel dilemma has been resolved.
Fans were left disappointed and stranded after organisers of New York's The Hudson Project music festival cancelled Sunday's (13Jul14) performances due to bad weather. The annual festival in Saugerties kicked off on Friday (11Jul14), but by Sunday afternoon, heavy rain hit the site and local officials suspended all activities until further notice.
However, around 8pm local time, organisers decided to call the festival off, axing sets by Bassnectar, Capital Cities, and Action Bronson.
A post from The Hudson Project's official Twitter.com account reads, "We regret to announce that we are canceling the remaining performances this evening due to safety concerns associated with inclement weather."
DJ Bassnectar was slated to be the closing act on Sunday night, and he shared his frustration with fans on Twitter.
He wrote,"Holy F**k! Police just announced Hudson is officially postponed for rain and cannot resume F**KING HEARTBROKEN NEW YORK
"All Hudson Project Bass Heads: we are SO BUMMED never been rained out before! Mother Nature do what She wanna do.
"I really do not cancel shows for any reason. I never have. Not once. It's killing me to not come thru 4 everyone @hudson_project I love you."
Nothing says “Christmas” quite like an epic story of struggle, survival and triumph over impossible odds... at the movies anyway. This holiday promises to be just as stirring and emotional thanks to Unbroken, the latest directorial venture from Angelina Jolie. Based on an incredible true story, the film charts the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympic track star who was gunned down during World War II, stranded at sea, and kept as a prisoner of war at a Japanese internment camp until the end of the war. It’s a dark, intense and incredibly inspiring story, but unfortunately, the first full trailer only serves to highlight one of those elements.
There’s no doubt that the trailer gives plenty of attention to the darker moments of Zamperini’s experiences – the scene where soldiers line up to punch him in the face should be enough of an indication of the terrible conditions that he endured – but there’s something about the way the clip is cut together that makes Unbroken look a bit, well, cheesy. Maybe it’s the swelling violins in the background, maybe it’s the dramatic text overlay, or maybe it’s the washed-out filter that the first half of the trailer has, but the trailer gives off the impression that Unbroken is just a generic, corny tearjerker.
To an extent, we get it. It’s already difficult to cut a trailer the shows off the best aspects of the movie, teases more to come, and showcases what the film is about without completely giving away the plot. For a film like Unbroken, which is centered on someone who most moviegoers might not be familiar with and whose story is epic and wide-spanning, it’s even more challenging, as the trailer needs to outline who Louis Zamperini is, what he went through, and why we should care, while at the same attempting to make it look like an attractive, entertaining experience. But the trailer doesn’t make his story look unique; it just makes it look like another Oscar baiting film that will probably make you cry.
It’s still disappointing though, primarily because it plays down the more compelling parts of the story in favor of sweeping, emotional beats and moments of patriotism designed to appeal to the widest, most mainstream audience possible. And while it makes perfect sense that studios would want to make the trailer as inoffensive as possible in order to attract a larger audience, it keeps Unbroken from standing out amongst all of the other emotional, life-affirming dramas that will flood movie theaters around the same time. Mostly though, the cheesy trailer makes us worried that the film itself is the same kind of pandering, melodramatic Oscar bait that the winter months have become famous for. We’re not interested in seeing an interesting, complicated, moving true story simplified in order to try and win awards. We want to see a movie about Zamperini because we’re interested in his story, no matter how dark or depressing it might be at times.
Of course, trailers are never a good indication of what the final film actually looks like, but watching the teaser for Unbroken, we can’t help but hope that the story was cheesed-up for advertising purposes only. Maybe for the next trailer, the editors could try a little less violin?
Unbroken opens in theaters on Christmas day.
Celine Dion kept her promise and met with superfan Richard Dunn on Independence Day (04Jul14).
Dunn caught her attention with video footage of him miming a rendition of her hit All By Myself while stranded at a Las Vegas airport.
Dion gave him tickets to her Caesar's Palace show in Sin City and met with him backstage.
Irish pop twins Jedward were involved in a dramatic helicopter rescue in the early hours of Wednesday (02Jul14) after becoming stranded off the coast of Malahide in County Dublin. Brothers John and Edward Grimes, who shot to fame on U.K. talent show The X Factor, were walking along Donabate Beach with a young relative on Tuesday evening (01Jul14) when they found themselves trapped on a sandbank.
They managed to alert their mother, Susanna, and she contacted officials at the Irish Coast Guard, who organised a rescue mission.
Authorities searched the shore via helicopter and eventually located the trio.
The 22-year-old singers have since expressed their gratitude to the coast guard personnel and have issued a safety warning to others in a bid to avoid a similar incident in the future.
John Grimes tells the Irish Sun, "What we want to get across is how quickly this all happened. This got out of hand before we even realised. We would urge young people to be very careful around water and the sea. This could have been a tragedy but for the good work of the Coast Guard."
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.
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Michael Jackson's pop star nephews 3T were left stranded in Europe on the fifth anniversary of the King of Pop's death after they were caught up in the chaos of France's air traffic controllers strike.
The singers, Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson, travelled to the Italian city of Milan this week (beg23Jun14) to attend a fashion show, and planned to head home to California on Tuesday (24Jun14) ahead of the anniversary of the superstar's passing the following day (25Jun14). However, they faced a travel nightmare after arriving at the airport to discover industrial action in France had affected outgoing flights.
TJ updated fans in posts on Twitter.com, writing, "Just got to the airport to head home and apparently there is a strike from the Italian air traffic control. The wait game begins... So it's a French air control strike... But I still have nothing but love for (the French) so it's all good. A lot of free time to play guitar..."
The brothers managed to board a flight to London later on Tuesday evening, but they were unable to catch a connection to Los Angeles so they had to spend the night in the British capital. Taryll tweets, "Hello (Britain)... Well it looks like I'll be staying the night here in London & heading home first thing in the morning."
The group spent the morning of the emotional anniversary in London before they were finally able to board a flight to L.A., with TJ confirming, "Finally heading home."
The Thriller hitmaker passed away on 25 June, 2009 following a lethal dose of the anaesthetic Propofol.