Former t.A.T.u. star Yulia Volkova has stunned fans by revealing she would not be happy if her son turned out to be gay. The All The Things She Said singer, who formed the lipstick lesbian duo with Lena Katina, appeared on a Russian chat show recently and admitted she has no love for gay men.
Asked what she would so if her son announced he was gay, Volkova reportedly said, "I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man.
"God created man for procreation. It is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength... I won't accept a gay son."
According to NME.com, she further risked the wrath of fans and gay activists alike, by stating, "A man has no right to be a f*g."
She added, "Two girls together (is) not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing. But I want to say that I'm not against gays, I just want my son to be a real man."
The t.A.T.u. star gave birth to her son in December, 2007.
The true mark of a good romance movie is the cry factor. If you cry a little, then it was a good movie. If you cry a lot, then it was a great movie. These movies all made you sob, at least once, even if it was just for a minute (or the whole 3 hours...).
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Romantic because: They're polar opposites, but obvious soulmates, even after years apart. Despite their differences and arguments, Noah and Allie fall in love with each other so deeply, nothing can change that, and they'd be anything for each other: "If you're a bird, I'm a bird."
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: The fact that Noah kept this notebook for Allie and read it to her every single day after developing Alzheimers, even on the days she didn't recognize him (most days).
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GIPHY/20th Century Fox
Romanitc because: Jack and Rose fall for each other despite their very obvious differences in class and personality. It's a whirlwind romance, spanning less than a week in time, that eclipses the major point of the movie -- the boat sinking.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: Jack giving up his life so that Rose can live, telling her to "Never let go."
Bonus: Seeing them reunited after Rose passes away in her 90's and they're young again. We're all still sobbing through the pain.
Sleepless In Seattle
Romantic because: You know why it's romantic - finding love again after losing someone. But what makes this movie sweet is the fact that Jonah cares so much about his father, he'd do anything to make sure he's happy again, which leads to a new relationship.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: That meeting at the top of the Empire State Building (which is an awesome reference to a reunion between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember).
A Walk To Remember
Romantic because: What isn't lovable about the bad boy falling for the sweet, reserved Christian girl? Especially when she's told him not to fall in love with her. Landon changes for the better because of this relationship and becomes the adorable boyfriend who wants to fulfill his girlfriend's tame bucket list.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: Jamie walking down the aisle at her and Landon's wedding, despite how sick she is. Then the blow to our hearts was delivered and we couldn't handle things.
Romantic because: Summer romance, parents who don't understand, an older boy...it's all appealing to the teenage girl who wants a relationship like that. Baby and Johnny's dancing also makes everyone's lives a littler steamier.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: "Nobody puts baby in a corner."
When Harry Met Sally
Romantic because: Who doesn't want to wind up with their best friend? Okay, maybe not everyone, but it's kind of ideal if you've got a best friend who is of the sex you're attracted to.
The most romantic aspect: They actually wind up together. Friends can become lovers and it's not weird.
Romantic because: It shows that not every relationship is even closely alike and that even though it's a movie and going to have a happy ending as a romance, you don't have to mirror your relationship based off of someone else. You can have your own.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: Andrew Lincoln's poster board scene (that he will never live down, no matter how many walkers he kills on The Walking Dead).
You've Got Mail
Romantic because: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Just kidding (not really). It's a film that not only brought online dating to the forefront way before it's time, but it also highlights how big business effects personal stores, but that those people behind everything aren't all bad.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: "I wanted it you be you." PASS THE TISSUES!
Romantic because: She might be a prositute, but the film nevers takes on a nature that would ever make you think she's immoral. It's also kind of hilarious, yet sweet, for the man to hire her as his escort to fall in love with her.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: When he shows up at her apartment, instead of going to the airport, and he climbs the fire escape with a bouquet of roses clutched between his teeth.
P.S. I Love You
Romantic because: Holly finding out what Gerry has left for her after his passing, to help ease her pain. Even though we only see their relationship in snippets as she grieves, this movie beautifully portrays the love that Gerry had for his wife.
The most romantic aspect to trigger the cry factor: The whole movie? Yup, the whole freaking thing. If you weren't a wreck after this movie, you might need to get your soul checked out.
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Billy Crystal reduced Whoopi Goldberg to tears on U.S. TV on Friday (19Sep14) as they reminisced about their late friend Robin Williams. The When Harry Met Sally actor was a guest on Goldberg's daytime talk show The View, and during his appearance, he recalled how he and Williams would spend hours on the phone to one another each of the four times the Ghost actress was selected to host the Oscars.
Crystal explained, "We were very protective of Whoopi. When you would host the Oscars and... Robin would be in San Francisco and I'd be in L.A... she'd do an opening, phone would ring. 'How do you think she's doing, boss?' and I was going, 'It was good, really strong opening; it was great'. Five minutes later you'd done your first intro (and he'd call again): 'What do you think?', (I'd reply), 'I think it was really good'.
"The whole show would be the two of us on the phone."
The touching tale brought tears to Goldberg's eyes and she struggled to regain her composure as she held Crystal's hand.
After wiping away her tears, the comedienne offered up her own recollections of working with her two old pals during the Comic Relief USA charity shows, saying, "I would just sit and you didn't want to do anything, you'd just want to watch these fools."
She also recalled meeting Williams early on in her career at The Comedy Store in San Diego, California, where he promptly took Goldberg under his wing: "(He) babysat me and took care of me for as long as I can remember and we've aged together and grown up together... There was nothing that we couldn't do together."
Williams took his own life last month (Aug14) after a long battle with depression.
Actress Tea Leoni will always treasure her relationship with ex-husband David Duchovny because their two children are the "greatest gifts on the planet". The X-Files star moved to end the couple's on/off marriage for good in June (14), six years after the pair initially separated and Duchovny underwent therapy for sex addiction.
The split was finalised last month (Aug14), but Leoni insists her ex will always hold a special place in her heart as they work together to raise their son Kyd, 12, and daughter Madelaine, 15.
She tells Parade magazine, "Listen, David gave me the two greatest gifts on the planet; I don't know how I could ever hate him. We've always loved each other, and we adore these kids.
"I'm not playing stupid - I understand feelings can get hurt and things can get icky. We've had our moments like that. But these kids are too important, and he feels the same way, I know it. He's a good guy..."
Leoni and Duchovny wed in 1997.
U.S. President Barack Obama honored Joan Rivers following her tragic death by quietly sending a touching message to the comedienne's grieving daughter.
The funnywoman died on 4 September (14), a week after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat operation in New York. Her passing was mourned by famous fans around the world, including Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp, but White House officials poignantly decided against releasing an official statement in her memory, as is traditional when a star who has had a significant impact on American culture dies.
However, Melissa Rivers reveals President Obama did make the effort to send her a private message of condolence, despite the fact he and his wife Michelle were often the butt of the caustic comedienne's jokes. During a special tribute episode of the late star's Fashion Police show, Melissa said, "I received a handwritten note saying, 'Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think'."
Rivers had previously stirred controversy by calling Obama gay and branding First Lady Michelle Obama a "tranny". She later played down her comments, insisting the word "tranny" was not an insult, saying, "I think it's a compliment. She's so attractive, tall, with a beautiful body, great face, does great makeup. Take a look and go back to (classic play) La Cage Aux Folles. The most gorgeous women are transgender."
Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan is due to air in the U.S. on Friday night (19Sep14).
Demi Lovato is taking a motivational speaker on tour with her.
Spencer West will greet fans before the Skyscraper star hits the stage on her world tour, which began earlier this month (Sep14). She tells People magazine, "Spencer West is not only a really great friend of mine, but a huge inspirational speaker. After I spent some time around him and realized what an amazing person he is and how incredible he is at speaking, I decided to bring him on tour."
"It took all four of us to wreck that poor guy's toilet. At one point we came back on-set and he had taped it over. 'Please stop using!'" Tina Fey is embarrassed to have wrecked the bathroom at the Long Island, New York home where she and her This Is Where I Leave You co-stars Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver filmed the new comedy.
The only way you could possibly understand any of these issues is if you're from Tree Hill. Since, there is only One Tree Hill and it's your home.
1. When you're trying to join the basketball team, but your half brother (that lives with your asshole dad who pretends you don’t exist) is being a total dick:
2. When you try to help out a pretty girl and she verbally attacks you:
3. When you’re just trying to tutor someone and they’re all like “Don’t say I never gave you anything”:
4. When you tell your best friend that you’re just tutoring his asshole half-brother, but wind up marrying him:
5. When you're trying to give the valedictorian speech at your high school graduation, but your water breaks:
6. When you try to go to your senior prom, but your psycho stalker won't let you:
7. When you picked the boys you want, put them on the door, and your then best friend totally disregards everything:
“Peyton! He’s on the DAMN DOOR under me!”
8. When you love a guy and want your best friend to be happy for you, but they love him too, and things get real complicated:
9. When you're trying to get a heart transplant, but a dog steals and eats your new heart:
10. When you're just trying to casually attend a wedding but get kidnapped by your crazy nanny:
11. When you decide it's a good idea to marry one of three girls you've loved, call them, and ask them to meet you at the airport so you can fly to Vegas:
12. When you think it's a good idea to get married in high school and then are shocked when things don't work out perfectly:
13. When you just want to be friends with people and they decide to always leave:
14. When you're just trying to have a nice day on the beach but someone tries to baptize you:
15. When you were always trying to be a really diligent student but your sisters were secretly getting you high:
16. When you're trying to have a normal relationship with your boyfriend but then the stalker that looks like his dead wife decides to shoot you:
17. When your trying to enjoy your wedding day, but the limo flips over a bridge:
18. When you can’t understand why you’re dad is weirded out that your Nanny Deb is dating your Uncle Skills:
19. When you totally forget you have a kid and your kid is like “WTF are you talking about dad?”:
20. When you’re just trying to come home to wife and kids and get kidnapped:
Scott boys, getting kidnapped like it's nobody's business.
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The Black Keys star Dan Auerbach used new album Turn Blue as a form of therapy after his marriage to Stephanie Gonis collapsed. Auerbach went through a very nasty and public divorce in 2013 with his wife of four years and mother of his daughter, Sadie.
Gonis accused him of pushing her to self harming and he hit back by insisting she tried to commit suicide by slashing her legs in front of their child.
Now the musician has revealed he managed to overcome the pain of the split by writing tracks for his new record.
Auerbach tells the Brisbane Times, "Usually when I sit down with a song I can write about whatever I want. I can make things up, I can tell a story, I can be creative, there are no rules. But with this one my head was just so wrapped up in what was going on in my life immediately around me that I couldn't focus on anything else.
"I had to write about what was going on in my head. I used this record as a form of therapy, but that was also unavoidable. It wasn't like I could do something else, or write about something else, it was almost a necessity."
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Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman fought back tears as she paid tribute to her father at his funeral in Sydney, Australia on Friday (19Sep14).
Dr. Anthony Kidman died last week (ends14Sep14) after suffering a fall while visiting the actress' sister Antonia in Singapore, and family members gathered in their home city of Sydney to pay their last respects at his memorial service. The Oscar winner was joined by her husband Keith Urban and fellow actor Russell Crowe for the funeral at St Francis Xavier Church, and she gave an emotional eulogy paying tribute to her beloved dad.
Kidman revealed her father was a huge support after she split from ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2001, telling the congregation, "He was the father that was on a plane, hours after I got divorced, to come and take care of me, staying with me for weeks for as long as I needed. He was also the father who would when I was crying always tell me 'Nicki, it's going to be OK'... He was a man that was always there for me, a thinker, my confidant, my friend and my protector."
Kidman then sang Amazing Grace with her country star husband Urban, while he and Crowe were also among the pallbearers at the funeral.
The trials and tribulations of the Hollisters: Richard, a cartoonist and creator of the comic strip-turned television series, "Jetman"; and his wife Paula, a beautiful but scatterbrained traveler's-company aide. Stories depict Dick's struggles to survive Paula's meaningful but misguided attempts to assist others, the pressures of work, and the complicatiions of a computerized society.