Engaged Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will reportedly marry onscreen in their new movie. The stars, who fell in love on the set of 2005 spy film Mr. & Mrs. Smith and went on to become a real life couple, plan to reunite on-set in Jolie's latest directing project, By The Sea.
Editors of The Hollywood Reporter now state the couple will exchange vows on camera as part of the story, which was written by Jolie herself.
The couple's real life engagement was announced in 2012, and they are regularly hit with rumours about when the wedding will take place.
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has moved to dismiss ongoing rumours about her love life by insisting she is "single" and "happy". The brunette beauty split from British actor Orlando Bloom, the father of her young son Flynn, last year (13) and she was subsequently linked to wealthy Aussie businessman James Packer.
Speculation about the pair's rumoured romance has rumbled on, but Kerr has now insisted she is not in a relationship.
When asked whether she has a boyfriend, she tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "No... I'm really happy and content to just be single at the moment and to be focusing on Flynn and my work. It keeps me very occupied. Of course going on a date here and there is fine if it fits into the schedule."
Kerr also tackles the Packer rumours directly, adding, "We've been friends for years. (Rumours) happen all the time with me, it happens to Orlando (too). We understand it. As long as we both know (the truth), then it doesn't really matter what people think. People can speculate as much as they like."
Model railway enthusiast Roger Daltrey is helping local officials in Britain set up a new toy train museum. The Who rocker has met with council leaders in Kent, England to share his expertise and discuss proposals for a new attraction in the town of Ashford.
A spokesman for Ashford Borough Council says, "Roger Daltrey attended a meeting at Ashford Borough Council with the leader of the council Gerry Clarkson and chief executive John Bunnett about a proposal to locate an international model railway museum in Ashford... This was a preliminary meeting to discuss certain aspects prior to a formal planning application being lodged in the very near future. We were delighted to welcome Mr Daltrey... and we had an excellent and productive discussion."
Daltrey has previously called model trains his "number one passion" in life.
The stage adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 crime caper Bullets Over Broadway is set to take its final bow. The musical, which marked Scrubs actor Zach Braff's Broadway debut, will stage its last performance on 24 August (14), the producers announced on Tuesday (22Jul14).
Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg made the announcement of its closing in a statement which reads: "We are tremendously proud of this show and every single person involved with it. It has been a true pleasure, and we know that Bullets Over Broadway will have a long life in future productions to come."
The adaptation of Allen's film failed to impress reviewers when it opened at the St. James Theatre in April (14), and despite earning six Tony Award nominations earlier this year (14), producers of the show reportedly lost most or all of the $14 million (£8.2 million) capital to stage the production.
The production is the fourth major musical based on a movie to close in the 2013-2014 season, following Big Fish, The Bridges of Madison County and Rocky.
We might well bemoan the loss of the Edgar Wright touch on Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man feature, but there is a silver lining: now, the innovative action-comedy director gets to work on his own original (and, likely, far more interesting) project. Deadline reports that Wright will next helm a film called Baby Driver, a mixture of "crime, action, music and sound." Even with all those nouns jumbled together, the project is still largely ambiguous. And with a title like Baby Driver, we can only begin to imagine what it might be about...
A baby that's also a driver?Wright directs a Look Who's Talking-style family comedy (rated R for language and violence, but still... for the family) about an infant who sets out on the road in his parents' Chevy Camaro.
Somebody who drives babies around? Like a chauffer for babies?Inspired by Vin Diesel's The Pacifier, Wright creates a film about a tough guy getaway driver who takes a new gig picking up the Wasserman kids from nursery school... and grows to love them.
Somebody who drives actual babies? Like the car is a baby, and the guy drives the baby-car?In the distant future, Jonathan Swift's "Modest Proposal" has been brought to life in a few interesting ways. This dark dystopian fantasy has people driving around vehicles made of discarded babies, in light of the recent metal shortage.
An early-years biopic about Good Will Hunting star Minnie Driver?Get it?
An animated film about a young screwdriver?Finally, Wright takes his visual style to Pixar, breathing life into a toolbox of adventures led by a plucky young screwdriver named Phillip.
So, maybe one of those. Or, you know, an actual idea. Either way, we're excited.
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Former Destiny'S Child star Farrah Franklin has urged critics not to speculate about her disorderly conduct arrest on Sunday (20Jul14). The singer, 33, was taken into custody by police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after enjoying a night out with American football players Da'Quan Bowers and Ricky Sapp.
They returned to Sapp's home in the early hours of Sunday, but the sportsmen called cops after Franklin started shouting and slamming doors, according to TMZ.com. She ran off and was allegedly found lying intoxicated on a neighbour's front yard.
Franklin, who was subsequently released on bail, has yet to open up about the events which led to her arrest, but she took to her Twitter.com blog on Monday (21Jul14) to thank fans for their messages of support and blast those who were mocking her legal troubles.
In a series of posts, she wrote, "Unbothered and staying prayed up (sic) and, away from any negativity... Don't judge what you don't know.
"The sad thing is people LIVE for drama but run from the truth, Smh (shaking my head). There's always 3 sides to a story your side, my side and the TRUTH! But the truth is normally not as interesting as a lie, lol (laugh out loud).
"Thank you to EVERYONE who has reached out to send me love and Blessings during this messy time in my life it's greatly appreciated."
She added, "I pray for God to give me strength in every weak and weary place in My life and, for Him to turn My obstacles into Victories. Amen... God gives all of his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers."
Franklin was briefly a member of Beyonce's girl group before she was dismissed in 2000.
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Sundance is long gone, Cannes sailed away months ago, and both Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festivals have cleared away until next year. But when one major film festival ends, another starts putting its lineup together, and this time, it's Canada's time to shine. The Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 4 until the 14, has unveiled the list of titles they'll be premiering this year, and it's packed with under-the-radar indies, highly anticipated returns from accliamed directors, and of course, several likely awards contenders. But with nearly 60 films all making their debut in Toronto this fall, it can be hard to pick out the good from the bad and the exciting from the ones you've probably seen before. In an attempt to simplify the decision-making process for you, we've highlighted some of the most exciting films to hit north of the border this fall.
The Imitation Game Who’s Involved: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode and Charles Dance star What It’s About: The British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win WWII by cracking German codes, and was then prosecuted by the government for being homosexual. Thoughts: Finally, a cast good enough to convince you that math is interesting for two hours.
The Last Five Years Who’s Involved: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan What It’s About: A musical that tells the story of a married couple’s five-year relationship – his perspective runs from the day they met to when it all fell apart, and hers from the end back to the beginning. Thoughts: The perfect example as to why you should pay attention when your theater nerd friend tries plays you cast recordings.
Foxcatcher Who’s Involved: Bennett Miller directs; Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo starWhat It’s About: Based on a true story, it follows two championship wrestler brothers and the tragic consequences that they face after getting involved with an eccentric millionaire coach. Thoughts: We really are going to have to come up with the Tatum equivalent of “McConaissance” sometime soon.
A Little ChaosWho’s Involved: Alan Rickman directs; Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Rickman star What It’s About: A landscape gardener finds herself struggling with the politics of Louis XIV’s court and her own demons after she’s hired to work at the Garden of Versailles. Thoughts: You had us at “Rickman.”
The Riot Club Who’s Involved: Lone Scherfig directs; Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Natalie Dormer and Jessica Brown-Findlay star What It’s About: A privileged young man is inducted into the “Riot’s Club,” an exclusive, wild group of young men full of debauchery and bad behavior, during his first year at Oxford. Thoughts: Look! It’s that guy from that thing! And that girl, from that other thing! I like them. They should be in more things.
Before We Go Who’s Involved: Chris Evans directs; Evans and Alice Eve star What It’s About: Two strangers bond over the course of one night in Manhattan, and the conflicts in their lives allow them to explore more about each other and themselves. Thoughts: Captain America is directing movies now!
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This Is Where I Leave You Who’s Involved: Shawn Levy directs; Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Connie Britton and Jane Fonda star What It’s About: Four adult siblings return to their childhood home after their father dies. Dysfunction and hijinks ensue. Thoughts: Does Driver say “outer space” in this? Can we re-write the script so that he does?
Men, Women and Children Who’s Involved: Jason Reitman directs; Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer star What It’s About: A group of parents and children navigate the way the Internet has changed their relationships and lives. Thoughts: Well, it’s got be better than Labor Day, right?
Miss Julie Who’s Involved: Liv Ullman directs; Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell star What It’s About: Set over the course of one night in the 1880s, an aristocratic woman and her father’s valet struggle for power. Thoughts: Should we also be thinking about the “Farrellissance?”
Nightcrawler Who’s Involved: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton star What It’s About: An ambitious journalist becomes involved with the world of LA nighttime journalism, and the line between spectator and perpetrator becomes blurred. Thoughts: Oh, so this isn’t an X-Men solo film? That’s slightly disappointing.
Rosewater Who’s Involved: Jon Stewart directs; Gael Garcia Bernal stars What It’s About: The true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who appeared on The Daily Show before being imprisoned for five months by the Iranian government. Thoughts: This is the movie that gave us Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and for that we shall always be grateful.
The Theory of Everything Who’s Involved: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis star What It’s About: The life and relationship of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde from their first meeting at Cambridge through Hawking’s diagnosis through their numerous accomplishments. Thoughts: Oscar Season 2014: Alan Turing vs. Stephen Hawking in The Battle of the British Genius Biopics.
Whiplash Who’s Involved: Damien Chazelle directs; Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star What It’s About: An ambitious jazz drummer who enrolls at a prestigious music conservatory, but must endure the brutal, intense tutelage of a brilliant, drill sergeant-like teacher in order to achieve greatness. Thoughts: Look, we’ll stop talking about this one once it finally comes out, and not a moment sooner, okay?
Veteran hip-hop mogul Master P is turning his life story in a movie trilogy. The rapper, real name Percy Miller, has unveiled plans for his own series of biopics, with the first instalment, The Ice Cream Man, documenting his early upbringing and the formation of his own label, No Limit Records in 1990.
The title pays homage to his hit 1996 album of the same name.
Casting is currently underway, with production due to begin next year (15). A director has yet to be attached to the project.
Master P will follow up the first film with sequels TRU and No Limit The Empire, which will explore his rise to fame and his dominance of the rap charts in the mid-to-late 1990s.
A release date for The Ice Cream Man has yet to be announced, but it won't be the only hip-hop biopic to hit movie theatres - director F. Gary Gray is taking charge of N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton, which is expected to be released next year (15).
"Last night, my husband says, 'I feel very romantic', (he's) giving me kisses and then one thing leads to another, and I've got my iPad, my computer and my cell phone all on different games... He goes, 'I'm gonna have to have a lawsuit against Candy Crush because they're ruining my sex life!'" Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne is so addicted to the popular video game, she turned down sex with her husband Ozzy to play.
I think we can all agree that Dr. Mindy Lahiri is one of the best characters on TV right now — all of us save the Emmy voters, that is (man, does that double Emmy snub sting). Whining aside, the Mindys have gifted us with the boon of countless quotable soundbytes: almost everything out of her mouth is totally .GIF-worthy. So, with that in mind, we've compiled some of her very best quotes: some of them offer sage life advice, some of them voice opinions that we all secretly have but would never have the courage to voice (*cough* Michael Fassbender *cough*), and some of them are just flat-out hilarious.
1. On girlcrushes:
2. On being single:
3. On wicked burns:
4. On what to look for in a mate:
5. On her metabolism:
...the doctor was her.
6. On her butt:
7. On overindulgence:
8. On Lincoln Center (and why she's not allowed there):
9. On her weight:
10. And her body type:
11. On the very real hazards of drunk shaving:
12. On sex ed:
13. On how to do the club right:
14. On her fundamental rights:
15. And finally, on online dating: