Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden has been cast as Christian Grey's mother in the movie adaptation of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey. News of the addition of the Pollock star comes two days after filming on the project began in Vancouver, Canada.
She will join Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle and Eloise Mumford among the cast of the much-anticipated movie.
British singer Rita Ora has landed a supporting role in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey. The star will play Mia, the adopted younger sister of Jamie Dornan's character Christian Grey, in the film, which started shooting in Vancouver on Sunday (01Dec13).
The Hot Right Now singer joins a cast that also includes Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk and Max Martini.
The main cast for the much-anticipated movie adaptation of E.L. James' bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey has been set following the hiring of Eloise Mumford as Kate Kavanagh. Mumford has signed on to play sexy student Anastasia Steele's best friend in the film, which will star Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson has also cast Luke Grimes as Christian Grey's brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia's close friend, Jose; and Jennifer Ehle as her mother, Carla.
Charlie Sheen's twins with ex-wife Brooke Mueller are going home to mum after a Los Angeles judge approved plans for her brother, their new temporary guardian, to move in with the recovering addict. Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) granted Scott Mueller the responsibility of caring for four year olds Bob and Max on Friday (08Nov13) after another of Sheen's exes, Denise Richards - their temporary guardian, revealed she could no longer look after the boys due to allegations about their increasingly bad behaviour.
Richards, who took in the kids after their mother was stripped of custody following a drugs bust in May (13), claimed they had started harming her pet dogs and bullying their own half-sisters, Lola and Sam, as well as her adopted baby Eloise.
She feared the boys' actions were linked to time spent with Brooke, suggesting they would often turn violent after returning from visits with her, but the judge overseeing the case has granted permission for Scott to move in with his sister to take care of his nephews, according to TMZ.com.
The ruling is all the more surprising as DCFS chiefs have not given Brooke the full custody rights she has been fighting for since completing an outpatient rehab programme last month (Oct13).
Ironically, the house Scott will be moving into is the one Sheen bought for Brooke following their divorce in 2011. Richards and Sheen live in the same gated community.
Actress Denise Richards is no longer willing to take care of her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twins with Brooke Mueller amid allegations the boys' behaviour is out of control. The former Bond girl was granted temporary guardianship of four-year-old Bob and Max after bosses at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) stripped Mueller of her custody rights and prompted her to check into a drug rehabilitation facility in May (13).
At the time, Richards insisted she was happy to have the boys bond with their half-sisters, Lola and Sam - her young daughters with Sheen, but it appears she has since had a change of heart.
She has penned a letter to the DCFS informing authorities that she can no longer care for the boys after they allegedly began harming her pet dogs and bullying her daughters.
According to TMZ.com, Richards claimed the twins would often go into a "zombie-like state" and reportedly kick her dogs in the head and cause them pain. They have also been accused of targeting Lola, Sam and their adopted baby sister Eloise, allegedly strangling, kicking, scratching, slapping and punching the girls.
Richards even alleges one incident sent Sam to the doctor after Bob threw a toy in her face, and she suspects the bad behaviour is connected to time spent with Mueller, suggesting they frequently turn violent after returning from visits with their mother.
The claims made in the lengthy letter back up similar allegations made by Sheen in a candid interview with gossip show TMZ Live last week (01Nov13), when he suggested Mueller had damaged the twins emotionally because they suffered night terrors after every visit with their mum.
Mueller is now seeking to have Sheen held in contempt of court for discussing her drug problems in the media, a violation of their 2011 divorce settlement.
Actor Charlie Sheen has asked a Los Angeles judge to put a stop to his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller while she seeks treatment in rehab as their twin boys are no longer in her care. The Anger Management star had previously agreed to pay the former real estate agent $55,000 (£35,484)-a-month to cover the expenses of their sons Bob and Max following their split in 2010, but the four-year-old kids were removed from Mueller's home in May (13) after child welfare officials suspected she was using drugs again.
She subsequently sought professional help to kick her longterm struggle with substance abuse and checked into a medical facility, where she remains under doctors' supervision.
Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, offered to temporarily take in Bob and Max so they could spend time with their half-sisters, Lola and Sam, and the move was given the official seal of approval by a judge in May (13).
Now the TV star is taking action to stop boosting Mueller's bank balance as he is convinced the child support funds are being used to cover the costs of her treatment, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen has also reportedly offered to increase the amount he hands over to Richards in support payments to help her out as she looks after all four children, in addition to her adopted baby girl Eloise, but the former Bond girl refused the kind gesture.
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
Denise Richards has opened up about the difficulties of raising five children as a single mother after taking in her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twin boys. Richards is looking after the actor's two-year-old sons, Bob and Max, while their mother Brooke Mueller is in a rehabilitation clinic, and the former Bond girl also has three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
Richards insists she didn't have to think twice about helping Sheen out with his parenting duties, telling Us Weekly magazine, "You just figure it out because you don't have a choice. You have these children depending on you. You prioritise. I had children because I want to be a parent, and I want to be there for them. I think my biggest challenge is their different activities sometimes overlap. I have a good schedule going. You just manage."
The 42 year old also admits her relationship with the former Two and a Half Men star has improved over the years since their divorce in 2006.
She adds, "My situation with Charlie is... so much better. There are a lot of feelings and emotions there, but at the end of the day, our daughters benefit from us getting along, and (I do), too. I don't want to have an unhealthy relationship with him, something toxic with a lot of animosity. Life's too short for that. We actually enjoy hanging out, and we enjoy being with the kids."
Charlie Sheen treated his ex-wife Denise Richards to a private plane ride on America's Mother's Day (12May13) so she could make it home to take their two daughters to school on Monday (13May13). The former Bond girl was working in New York on Sunday (12May13), and revealed to her Twitter.com followers that she was heading to famed toy store FAO Schwarz to pick up treats for her three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
She explained, "I've never had to work on Mom's day... NY then home tonight! Made a stop at FAO for toys for the kiddies."
Richards later took to her Instagram.com page to heap praise on Sheen for providing her with luxury transport to make the trip home so she could resume her motherly duties.
She revealed, "Greatest ex charlie sheen my mom's day gift flying me home on his plane so I can take the kids to school."
Richards is also caring for Sheen's twin sons, Bob and Max, as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again.
One of TV’s most quirky comedies is without a doubt ABC’s Suburgatory. Their characters and plotlines seem to get bigger and brighter each and every episode, and each week we find ourselves genuinely giddy when the breezy comedy graces our TV screens. One of the most giggle-inducing characters is definitely Noah, the overly-infatuated maid-loving dentist and BFF to George. To get the inside scoop on all the upcoming shenanigans I chatted with Noah’s off-screen alter ego Alan Tudyk to talk about lost love, revenge, and living the suite life.
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In tonight's all-new episode of Suburgatory "Brown Trembler," post-divorce Noah and baby Opus move into a super swanky Chatswin hotel and the lure of round-the-clock service seems like heaven to our heart-broken fella. "Carmen was very loving caring, nurturing. She took care of him and she took care of things and Jill never did." Tudyk explans, "So when he gets to the hotel, there are plenty of people taking care of him so it gets a little confusing for him."
Cue best friend George, whose arrival at the suite seems to function as a way to persude Noah that a hotel may not be the best place to raise a child. That's right! The only person who could ever truly pull that off is Miss Eloise at The Plaza. Tudyk reveals, "Noah starts to fall apart. In this week’s episode you'll see that he's definitely trying to figure out where he is you see Noah start to realize that he’s got to take his life a little bit more seriously. Take the break up a little more seriously."
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The actor explains that tonight's episode is really a turning point for Noah. "He's just kind of in reaction to everything, Carmen rejecting him, has him rebounding at the hotel with any and everyone who kind of resembles Carmen," he says. And although we'll see Noah take the baby steps toward a more mature lifestyle, we’ll definitely still see him get his revenge on Dr. Bob for stealing his Latina love.
"He's got a lot to deal with so it kind of goes on the back burner for a few episodes, but he is the immature person that he is, and he is plotting his revenge and we'll get it before the season ends." Turdyk promises that Noah's retaliation will be much more than a simple prank. "It's pretty serious. Noah really isn't healthy when it comes to Dr. Bob, he's really unstable so his reaction is intense and lasting." Ooh we can't wait!
Check out the special sneak peek clip from tonight’s all-new Suburgatory and watch Noah living the living it up in his new hotel room home!
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