Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz cast in The Lobster


Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz will star in 'The Lobster'.
The Hollywood A-Listers who will take on lead roles in the forthcoming film are to star alongside Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux and Olivia Colman in the project which is being helmed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, according to Variety.com.
Lanthimos - whose drama 'Dogtooth' scored an Oscar nomination in 2009 - said: "I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such great actors. Their contribution to our film will enrich and expand the world we are trying to create and explore. Furthermore our team of old and new collaborators makes me very confident and excited to start making this film."
Lanthimos will also produce the picture - which will be his first English language film - alongside Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Ceci Dempsey, with Andrew Lowe as executive producer.
The sci-fi flim which is an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future has been co-written by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou.
'The Lobster' will start filming scenes on March 24 in Ireland.

Nick Jonas working on Demi Lovato’s tour


Nick Jonas has been hired as the musical and creative director of Demi Lovato's tour.
The former Jonas Brothers singer, who parted ways with the band four months ago, shares the same manager as the 'Let It Go' hitmaker and was thrilled to be offered the position ahead of her 'Neon Lights' tour, which kicks off on February 9 in Vancouver.
He told Rolling Stone: "I'm overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging. And then I'm extending into the musical side of things, which includes creating the arrangements for the songs.
"I'm building what Demi wanted, which is a show without stops and starts."
The 21-year-old performer, who was previously in a band with his brothers Kevin, 26, and Joe, 24, and has been close friends with Demi, 21, for a number of years.
He continued: "I was immediately excited when I was offered the position. The relationship that Demi and I had over eight years really gives me the insight into how to best communicate with her and her team."
The tour will feature tracks from all four of Demi's studio albums, including 2008's 'Don't Forget', and Nick has been in rehearsals with the band for the past two weeks.
He said: "The biggest challenge has been just trying to rethink some of the music and see how we could compliment it with lights and video."
The singer is also focusing on his own material and says he has "a lot of things in the pipeline".
He added: "I'm waiting to release some news about my music and my next steps. It isn't quite locked in yet, but I have started making some music and now it's all about lining up the pieces."

Tom Cruise sued over Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol screenplay


Tom Cruise is being sued over the 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' screenplay.
The actor and Paramount Pictures have reportedly been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for $1 billion by writer Timothy Patrick McLanahan, who claims he came up with the original idea for the blockbuster back in 1998.
According to RadarOnline.com, the official court documents filed on 20 December 2013, read: "In 1998, I had written a screenplay called 'Head On'. After submitting it to the US Copyright Office, 'Head On' received a copyright certificate protecting its material and author from unauthorised use."
The screenwriter claims his original script by rejected by William Morris Agency, but they allegedly "shopped the script around the world ... including [to] Tom Cruise's Rick Nicita, top agent with Creative Artist Agency."
When the fourth instalment in the iconic 'Mission Impossible' action franchise about spy Ethan Hunt was released in 2011, McLanahan says the plot similarities were immediately obvious.
He wrote: "I immediately recognised that the scripts for this movie had been illegally written and produced from Head On's 1998 copyright."
The hefty sum of $1 billion McLanahan is requesting in damages allegedly covers the sum of 'Ghost Protocol's box office sales ($694,710,000), DVD sales ($144.5 million), movie rentals, subscription sales and budget ($145 million).

Pharrell Williams to perform at Oscars

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Ed Sheeran’s tattoos inspired by new album


Ed Sheeran is getting a tattoo sleeve inspired by his upcoming album.
The 'Lego House' singer, who is set to release his second record this year, the follow-up to his debut album '+' in 2011, already has a number of inkings by celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul and plans to add to the collection with artwork relating to his music.
Kevin exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "He's getting another sleeve done with inspiration from his new album.
"The left arm is done and we are working on the right one. He had a teddy bear a couple of weeks ago, because he was called 'Teddy' at school.
"He's also had a rose done, and a lizard, which was to do with his new album. There's loads we're working on now."
The artist gushed about the 22-year-old singer and his new album after he was treated to an exclusive preview.
Kevin said: "I've heard it [the new album], it's really good. There's a song called Tenerife, that is my favourite song. This year is definitely going to be his year."
Ed also counts a number of big stars as friends, including Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift, and Kevin said "every celebrity wants to be around Ed" including 'The World's End' actor Paddy Considine.
Kevin explained: "Paddy is a big fan of Ed and for his 40th birthday I asked him [Ed] if he could sign something for him. He was really ecstatic that Paddy liked him because he was a fan.
"He ended up giving me his double platinum disk for 'Lego House' signed to give him for his birthday. That's just the kind of guy he is. He's just a genuinely nice person."

Kelly Brook shows off her bikini body

Kelly Brook kept all eyes on her in an animal print bikini as she stepped out in Miami Beach. The model spent the day by the pool with her reported boyfriend David McIntosh.

12 Years a Slave leads wins at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards


'12 Years a Slave' won three awards at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards on Sunday night (02.02.14).
The historical drama was named film of the year, while Chiwetel Ejiofor won actor of the year for his portrayal of Solomon Northup - a real-life figure who was kidnapped and sold into slavery - and his co-star Lupita Nyong'o took the prize for best supporting actress at the ceremony which was held at London's May Fair Hotel.
Director Steve McQueen - who was born and raised in London - was thrilled with the response the film has received and felt "humbled and heart-warmed" by the support.
McQueen - who lost out on best director category to Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón - said: "It got people to the cinema. What's so interesting about the response from critics and audiences is that they want to see films which have some difficulties.
"They are interested in films where they have to work. They are interested the films where they see themselves reflected in the cinema screens.
"I have people in the street - builders, bus drivers - being so supportive to the movie. I've felt so much love for this film in this country and I'm so humbled and heart-warmed that it's from my own country."
The ceremony began with film critic Jason Solomons paying tribute to the late American actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman as news of his death in New York City emerged.
Cate Blanchett was named actress of the year for her performance in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and Dame Judi Dench won British actress of the year commended for her work in 'Philomena'.
Meanwhile, James McAvoy won best British actor for his work in 'Filth' and 'Trance'.
Gary Oldman, 55, was honoured with the Dilys Powell award for excellence in film and he was delighted about the recognition he'd been given.
He told the BBC News: "I think, I think it's quite a big deal, I think it's a big deal tonight."

Full List of Winners:

Film of the year - 12 Years a Slave

British film of the year - The Selfish Giant

Foreign-language film of the year - Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Documentary of the year - The Act of Killing

Actor of the year - Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave

Actress of the year - Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Supporting actor of the year - Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips

Supporting actress of the year - Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave

British actor of the year - James McAvoy - Filth, Trance, Welcome to the Punch

British actress of the year - Judi Dench - Philomena

Director of the year - Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

Screenwriter of the year - Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis

Young British performer of the year - Conner Chapman - The Selfish Giant

Breakthrough British film-maker - Jon S Baird - Filth

Technical achievement award - Gravity - Tim Webber, special effects

Dilys Powell award for excellence in film - Gary Oldman

Julianne Hough hits the shops in dungarees

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Jessica Chastain’s Secret Scripture finds director

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Lindsay Lohan snubbed by clubs


Lindsay Lohan was "shaken up" after being refused entry to a number of nightclubs on Friday (31.01.14).
The troubled actress has reportedly been banned from several New York nightspots following a series of incidents, including claiming her fur coat had been stolen, but still tried to gain admission to two - and was stunned to be turned away.
A source at nightspot 1Oak said: "She stared the doorman down and was surprised that they wouldn't let her in. She was definitely shaken up."
Lindsay also tried to get into new venue Up & Down - where revellers at the weekend included Ryan Phillippe, Bar Refaeli and Paris Hilton - but was again turned away.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "She turned away to her friends and looked really embarrassed."
The 'Mean Girls' star had claimed one half of her two-piece fur coat went missing from inside 1Oak last Wednesday (29.01.14), but the club insisted she hadn't lost anything.
However, the 27-year-old actress got the $75,000 garment back after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice,who was at Lindsay's table, found the fur and took it home for safe keeping, before Lindsay's representatives picked it up the following day.

Anthea Turner and Ritchie Neville leave The Jump


Anthea Turner and Ritchie Neville have been eliminated from 'The Jump'.
The pair narrowly missed out on a spot in the final of the celebrity winter sports competition on Sunday night (02.02.14), after losing out to Donal McIntyre in the ski jump challenge, following their poor scores in the slalom, which along with speed-skiing, was one of the key events.
Upon exiting the contest, Ritchie told show host Davina McCall: "I've had an amazing time. I said I'm going to come here and give it 100%, and that's exactly what I did."
The event saw winners Joe McElderry, Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke take a place in the final with the fourth place up for grabs.
Donal and Ritchie jumped an impressive 15.5 metres and 16 metres respectively, but Anthea only managed 14 metres, putting her out of the contest.
That left the 5ive singer and the investigative journalist to battle it out for a place in the final.
The pair then jumped again, with Donal gaining the longest jump of the series so far at 17.5 metres, however, Ritchie was disqualified after an awkward take off left him crashing to the ground.
The four remaining celebrities will compete to win 'The Jump' when the final screens tonight (03.02.14) on Channel 4.

Zachary Quinto joins Agent 47

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