Oct 15 2013
Horrible Bosses 2 has cast Chris Pine.
The Star Trek Into Darkness actor will join Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx in the comedy sequel, reports Variety.
As previously rumoured, he will play the younger half of a father-son duo who steal the stars' idea for a new invention.
Christoph Waltz was previously reported to be in the running for the father role, but is said to be unavailable.
Sean Anders will direct the sequel to Seth Gordon's 2011 hit, which also featured Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey.
Bateman, Sudeikis and Day will reprise their roles from the previous film.
Pine will next be seen in the Tom Clancy adaptation Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
Horrible Bosses 2 will open on November 26, 2014 in the US.
Oct 14 2013
Rihanna's tweets have led to another arrest in Thailand - this time the owner of a live sex show.
The singer went to the show on the party island of Phuket and tweeted racy comments about one of the female acts.
"I'm traumatized!!!" she told her 32 million Twitter followers afterwards, adding: "Only in #Thailand."
Thai police were alerted by the tweets and charged a bar owner in connection with the lewd performance, local district chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol said.
"It was the result of the visit by Rihanna. The authorities will be more strict towards inappropriate shows or wildlife attractions," he said.
The star was on a break from her Diamonds World Tour when she visited the "ping-pong show" last month.
She also posted a link on Twitter to an Instagram photo that showed her in sunglasses snuggling up to a furry primate called the slow loris, and tweeted: "Look who was talkin dirty to me!"
Police later arrested two people for allegedly peddling protected animals.
Use of the slow loris and other protected species for tourist snaps is common in Thai resorts, but is illegal.
According to wildlife campaigners, mother lorises are often killed when the young are stolen. The primates' teeth are also removed due to their toxic bite.
Oct 14 2013
One Direction and Little Mix are to battle it out to be named Best British Group at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
The boy band and the girl group both found fame on The X Factor and One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards.
Last year One Direction were the big winners, taking home three awards. This year t he band are also up for Best British Single for their hit Best Song Ever.
Fellow former X Factor contestant Olly Murs is also in the running for two awards - Best British Solo Artist and Best Single for his collaboration with Flo Rider, Troublemaker.
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams, 16, is among the nominees for Best British Actor, while Doctor Who is pitted against the likes of reality show Geordie Shore and soap Coronation Street for the title of Best British TV Show.
Tennis players Laura Robson and Andy Murray are both shortlisted for Best British Sports Star, along with footballer Gareth Bale and Welsh rugby star Leigh Halfpenny.
The nominations were announced today during Matt Edmondson's show and fans having until 12 noon on Saturday October 19 to vote for their favourites online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/teenawards/2013.
The star-studded awards ceremony hosted by Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and singer Rita Ora is being held on Sunday November 3 at Wembley Arena.
As well as celebrating the very best in music, sport, entertainment and the internet the event will also recognise the achievements of three very special Teen Heroes.
Jocelin Stainer, Editor of BBC Radio 1, said: "BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards are now firmly established as a key event in the music and entertainment calendar. The awards are for Radio 1 audiences and voted for by ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 14 2013
Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has told of her shock on learning she was pregnant in the summer.
Coyle revealed she was expecting in August but did not confirm the identity of the father, leading to speculation about his identity.
But in an interview with Hello! she confirmed she has reunited with her ex-fiance Jason Bell, a former American football player, and he is the dad.
Coyle, who is five months pregnant, said: "I think we just forgot to tell everyone we were together.
"When I said I was pregnant I thought, 'Why's everyone wondering who it is?'
"Then I remembered, 'Oh yes, that's right. I do stuff on TV and people are confused. So this clears it up!'"
Derry-born Coyle explained she had not been as keen as some of her bandmates to have children.
She said: "I think I was the least likely to be the first to have a baby... it would always come up.
"A couple of the other girls had wanted babies for a long time but I said no way... It was definitely a shock, but I was really, really happy."
Bell said: "I've never felt excitement like this in my whole life. Knowing we're having a baby takes it to another level."
Girls Aloud called it a day after a recent tour, but Coyle said she hoped that at some point they would team up again.
She said: "I didn't want it to end - but the sequins, the wings and a bump wouldn't have been a good look.
"I loved the reunion and hopefully one day we will get back together to do something else."
:: The full interview is in the new edition of Hello! magazine.
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Oct 14 2013
Sir Paul McCartney has told Sky News there was nothing wrong with Miley Cyrus' bump and grind moves at the MTV awards, saying: "Come on, we've seen worse than that!"
The former Beatle told Sky presenter Charlotte Hawkins he was also happy for his 10-year-old daughter to watch the singer's twerking dance moves she has become synonymous with.
He said: "I watched it as an experiment to check, but you look at it and you say 'what's everyone shouting about?'.
"I think it was only mildly shocking ... it wasn't explicit at all."
Sir Paul is promoting his latest album, New, which is his 16th solo album.
He said: "It's not difficult to come up with something new, but to come up with something new which is good is difficult because you're stacking them against the stuff you've done - but you've got to just forget that.
"I love writing songs so I just have to say 'don't even try to better the old ones, just get on with it'.
"But I love doing it so much that I can't stop."
Asked about what he thinks about bands like One Direction being compared with The Beatles, Sir Paul said: "I always think it's unfortunate for a band to be called the new Beatles because it can be the kiss of death.
"People expect you to live up to what we did, and we did what we did in a particular period in time, which is very different from now."
He added: "I don't know whether it was easier to be a wild success then, but it was different.
"But I like One Direction. They're young, beautiful boys and that's the attraction. But they can sing and they make good ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 14 2013
Hugh Jackman threw himself a birthday party with 4,500 guests, but they had to pay to attend.
The actor spent his 45th birthday on Saturday at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where he sang, danced and told stories for One Night Only, a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
"This is probably the most narcissistic way to spend your birthday," he said after the show. "I chose my favourite songs and told stories about my life."
Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals - including a tap-dancing routine during Singin' in the Rain. He talked about his family, sang a tribute to his wife and shared music and images of his native Australia.
"A lot of guys would say to their wife, 'Do you mind if I go play golf with my buddies?' That's how I am about the show," Jackman said. "I love it. If there's a song I don't like, I cut it and bring in a new song. Everything is something I want to do. So to be here tonight, supporting this cause - and it couldn't have been a more generous crowd if it tried - in every way it was great."
Jackman said he donated his birthday performance to the Motion Picture & Television Fund because it offers "that unconditional helping hand you get in a family." The organization provides health care and other services to entertainment-industry workers and retirees.
Cybill Shepherd, Bryan Singer, Darren Criss and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager were among the famous faces in the industry-heavy audience for the two-and-a-half-hour show, which ended with Jackman auctioning off an electric Fiat, a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 14 2013
Will Young has told Sky News more should be done to clamp down on homophobic language and the use of the word "gay" as an insult in schools.
The singer told the Murnaghan programme he had taken up the issue with Education Secretary Michael Gove because he believes it to be a "crisis".
The Pop Idol winner, who came out shortly after winning the show and has gone on to have an enduring music career, said he had been impressed by the politician's views on the problem.
Young highlighted statistics that show 23% of young gay people attempt suicide and 56% will self harm.
He has been working with the charity Stonewall to address the issue of perjorative language used in relation to homosexuality.
He said 81% of gay people who hear the word used as a derogatory term feel distressed about it.
"Gay was claimed as a negative term in the 80s so I grew up with people saying 'That's so gay, this is so gay' and it's never really been addressed."
Ofsted does not currently have a set agenda for tackling homophobic language but Young said there is a "huge opportunity" to change that.
The star said only one in 10 teachers is trained in how to communicate to children that it is the wrong language to use.
Young is now working with Stonewall to set up a programme to train more teachers.
Oct 14 2013
Robert Redford's son James has made a documentary about his own son's experience of dyslexia.
James Redford said he was inspired to make The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia after realising how many people suffer from the relatively poorly understood condition.
Mr Redford said he first became aware that his son Dylan suffered from dyslexia when the youngster was 10 and was having trouble learning to read.
He said he made the film to show how it was possible to achieve success despite the condition and to provide something he wished he had been able to see before he fully understood his own son's difficulties.
The 51-year-old, whose father appeared in movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, said: "It's a uniquely personal film.
"At eight or nine, my son could not read. And like any parent in that situation it was difficult for my wife and I.
"Luckily, I was married to an educator and she was able to do a lot of hard work to come to understand the dyslexia that caused his problem."
The film features interviews with well-known figures like Sir Richard Branson who have managed to overcome their dyslexia to go on to achieve success.
A screening of The Big Picture will be held at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square on Thursday.
Oct 13 2013
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have said they are game for a third X-Files movie.
The actors participated in media events in New York on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the TV premiere of The X-Files.
Duchovny said "all the principals are on board" for another movie, including Anderson and X-Files creator Chris Carter. He said "it's really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point".
Anderson said if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard.
Charlie Hunnam has pulled out of the big-screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey just weeks after being cast as the film's lead male.
The 33-year-old had been set to play Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of E L James' erotic best seller.
However, the English actor said his busy schedule prevented him continuing in the role, which he initially turned down because of timing issues.
In a statement, Universal Pictures said Hunnam's withdrawal was a mutual decision, adding that the time the actor had to prepare for the film had been limited by his television work.
Hunnam is best known for his role as Nathan Maloney in the sexually explicit Channel 4 mini-series Queer as Folk but also played Pete Dunham in Green Street, a film about football hooliganism.
Last month, he said he was "very excited and honoured to be entrusted with bringing (Grey's) incredible character to life".
Hunnam said he was not fazed by the film's inevitable sex scenes, adding: "I've always been historically fairly fearless about sexuality in film."
The actor had been due to star alongside 23-year-old Dakota Johnson, who will play Anastasia Steele in the film.
Fifty Shades of Grey will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and is due for release in 2014.
It is not yet known who will replace Hunnam.