Saturday, May 18, 2013

Colin Firth, Emma Watson: Cannes Film Festival Million Dollar Jewelry Heist - Just like To Catch a Thief (POLICYMIC) BY Shwetika Baijal

Thursday night at Cannes Film Festival was just another round of lavish beach-side parties thrown by Bulgari and Calvin Klein where luminaries like Harvey Weinstein, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara talked about important things. None of them could imagine that one of the biggest heists in Cannes' history was going down at the same time as they were fussing about their hair frizzing up in the rain. Jewels from the Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard were stolen when a safe was ripped clean from the wall of Hotel Novotel, blocks from the Cannes red carpet.

The jewels were to be loaned out to celebrities to wear on the red carpet during the two-week festival. Chopard is a sponsor of the festival and also designs the coveted the Palme d'Or prize given to the best film. The Palme d'Or was spared. The daring heist added a layer of intrigue to the festivities as police are investigating the details of the robbery. The hotel room belonged to a Chopard employee and police in Nice believe it was carried out by one thief at 5 a.m., according to French media reports. Police also told The Hollywood Reporter that they suspect it may be an "inside job" and are questioning hotel employees.

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In classic Hollywood fashion, there's also an ironic twist. The heist occurred the same night that Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING, a tabloid-y tale about teenagers robbing celebrities, premiered at Cannes. Emma Watson has been professing her innocence of the robberies. The heist is also recalling many a reference to the suave cat-burglar Cary Grant played in Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, which also depicted the Riviera's irreverence being disturbed.

The investigation is ongoing, but let's just indulge in our Cary Grant fantasies for now:


'Fast and Furious' star Luke Evans sings 'Kailangan Kita' ABS-CBN

MANILA (UPDATE) – The newest star of the “Fast and Furious” franchise Luke Evans is thrilled to be back in Manila for the movie's red-carpet premiere set to take place at SM Mall of Asia on Wednesday night.

Evans revealed he visited the Philippines 10 years ago,  and that he has many Filipino friends whom he worked with in the musical "Miss Saigon" in London.

“I love Manila. I came to Manila 10 years ago because I was in a show. I used to sing for a living. I was Chris in ‘Miss Saigon’ and so a lot of the Asian characters were from the Philippines. I have a lot of good friends here and I haven’t seen them in 11 years,” he said.

Evans said he was reunited with some of his friends as soon as he arrived in the country Tuesday night.

“Last night, I met up with one of my very good friends. He took me out in Manila, we had fun and we just enjoyed the humidity, something we don’t get very much in the UK. We’ll leave tomorrow unfortunately but I’m coming back,” he said.

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HENRY CAVILL: '50 Shades of Grey' Movie Cast: Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer Top Fan Polls, Alexandra Daddario Enters the Casting Arena By Peter Lesser (LATINOS POST)

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The "50 Shades of Grey" wheel just keeps on turning. Every week, every day, every minute there are new casting rumors that run rampant across the Internet. Wild speculations, fan polls and mock trailers keep fans satisfied while E. L. James and Universal take their sweet time deciding who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The desperate cries of "50 Shades" fans don't seem to resonate with the hot shots in Hollywood. Typical. Regardless, it's still fun to dream. Top Christian contenders include Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill, but the "Superman: Man of Steel" star is generating some extra buzz in recent fan polls.

Christian Grey is basically Superman, so it would be a seamless transition for Cavill to assume the role. He's got the look, the class and the acting abilities to play the seductive Mr. Grey, but as previously mentioned, he's got some stiff competition. "White Collar" star Bomer is also getting a lot of "50 Shades" attention. He's even featured in three separate fan made trailers, as MStars points out.

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH: 10 Hints About “Star Trek Into Darkness” (Presented In Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs)

Amelia McDonell-Parry  (THE FRISKY)

n honor of “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which opens TO-FUCKING-DAY, I had planned on devoting this entire week to the series. STAR TREK WEEK, I was calling it, because I am creative. And then I got strep throat and was basically comatose in bed from Monday through Wednesday, returning yesterday to work quietly from my sickbed. Star Trek Week was ruined. OR WAS IT? See, having a week devoted to “Star Trek” on The Frisky is maybe a little odd, a little self-indulgent, but the bonus is that I can basically have it anytime I want, so Star Trek Week will go on next week, a week late, because like Jean Luc Picard, I am the Captain of this ship and I WILL MAKE IT SO.

1. It features two exciting villains, one of whom some fans will probably be angry about.

2. Yeah, I said, twooooo villains. One of whom is John Harrison, played by the Sexiest Mole Rat. The second is … well, someone Captain Kirk and crew should be able to trust.. As for John Harrison? 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Colin Firth To Star In & Produce Spy Flick 'A Foreign Country' NEWS BY BEN BROCK (INDIEWIRE)

Not content with signing for Matthew Vaughn's “The Secret Service” (guess what it's about), Colin Firth has just been cast in another spy flick, “A Foreign Country”, based on Charles Cumming's so-named novel and produced by Silver Reel and Raindog (who are also behind another of Firth's upcoming pictures, “The Railway Man”). Handily, Raindog is Firth's own company, run with former Sony exec Ged Doherty. So that probably explains how he got the part...

This is all coming off the back of Firth's turn as one part of an astonishing ensemble in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, Tomas Alfredson's elegant and absorbing version of the John Le Carre novel. “A Foreign Country” offers a lot of similar elements: an agent returning to British intelligence for the spying equivalent of a heist movie's “one last job”, the rooting out of a conspiracy within the service itself, a Mediterranean episode (Tunisia and Egypt, in this case), and, no doubt, relentlessly stiff upper lips. 

Colin Firth: Marion Cotillard Lunches With Chopard Following $1 Million Jewelry Heist Posted Friday May 17, 2013 11:25 AM GMT (CELEBRITY GOSSIP)

Living it up in the South of France, Marion Cotillard showed up at a swanky luncheon hosted by Chopard as part of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival today (May 17).

The “Dark Knight Rises” dame smiled for the shutterbugs as she posed with Fan Bingbing, Livia Firth, Colin Firth, and Laura Baily at Hotel Martinez.

Meanwhile, it seems Chopard has come up about $1 million short with regard to the jewelry they had planned to loan out to the various celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival.

According to a report, the goods were snagged out of a safe that was located in the Novotel Hotel room of one of the company’s employees. Has anybody interrogated the cast of “The Bling Ring?!”




British actor and Hollywood superstar Colin Firth was chosen to be the 2013 patron of the Chopard (a Swiss luxury jewelry brand) Awards at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. On Day 2 of the festival, Mr Firth had the pleasure of awarding fellow Brit Jeremy Irvine with one of the prizes.

The Chopard awards are given out each year to actors deemed to be "emerging talents". The other winner this year was Spanish actress Blanca Suarez.

Interestingly, Jeremy is set to appear in a film that also boasts Cannes jury member on the cast list titled The Railway Man.

You'll have to be patient however as it isn't due to be released until 2014.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Out of Darkness By Mary Kaye Schilling (VULTURE)

I meet Benedict Cumberbatch the afternoon after an awkward ­appearance on Letterman, where he was promoting his part as John Harrison, an intergalactic terrorist, in J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness. It’s a summery spring day in New York, and we’re on the patio of his room at the Bowery Hotel. Cumberbatch—his dead-white complexion shaded by a newsboy cap—is “chuffed” by his posh digs; it’s his first starring role in a blockbuster, and he’s not used to this level of star treatment—well, from everyone except David Letterman, who has not, apparently, been following the actor’s rise as avidly as the actor’s Internet fan club, the ­Cumberbitches. Not only did Cumberbatch have to follow an animal act, but Letterman, who began by referring to Star Trek as Star Wars, asked his guest—a ­veteran of twenty movies, including ­Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse—if he was new to major motion pictures. (The actor, being the polite, Harrow-­educated Brit that he is, jumped in to save his host: “This major? Yes!”) I tell Cumberbatch that, given Letterman’s cluelessness, I was surprised there weren't the usual efforts to wring a laugh from his name.

“Well, since he couldn’t even say it,” says the actor. “At one point, before I came on, he announced me as ‘Benedict Cumber… ,’ and his voice sort of trailed off. My friends said, ‘What the fuck was that? It was like his batteries ran out.’ But that’s the sort of thing that’s been happening here, where I’m not as well known,” he continues. “It’s strange to be 36 and still explaining the weirdness of my name.”

Cumberbatch is very well known in Britain and practically a superstar ­online thanks to his Golden Globe–nominated role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC’s high-tech, modern-day Sherlock, which debuted in 2010. (It’s more of a cult hit here, where it airs on PBS.) “I generally don’t look to see what people are saying about me,” he says. “But when the show started to explode in Britain, and I was reading stuff online, I started to think it was real. I thought I’d walk outside my door and hundreds of people would be lining the streets, cameras would be flashing. I quickly ­realized the audience was virtual.”

Well, not really. Those are flesh-and-blood fans huddled outside the London locations of Sherlock, which is currently shooting its third season. “That’s why I have this ridiculous length and color,” says Cumberbatch, tugging at his black hair (he’s naturally auburn). “Every time I take Sherlock out of the box, I have to put the fucking hair dye on.”

This is a man who lives for details. His breakout role in Britain was the young Stephen Hawking in the BBC’s 2004 film Hawking. It introduced one of his great talents—humanizing the analytical—and a reputation for precision and obsessive preparation. To wit, this description of his Star Trek villain, a genetically engineered superman: “I wanted Harrison’s voice to have something slightly manufactured and odd, that sounded test-tube-made, where every word was sort of etched,” Cumberbatch explains. “I was keen to make his violence quick—not balletic, but purposeful. And his physique—he’s not Bane, he’s not this unsurpassed physical entity. He’s a warrior, a spearhead—someone who just carves his way through and doesn’t stop. There had to be emotion in the movement as well, and when he was at rest, it was more reptilian.”


Dame Maggie Smith looks cheery as she continues filming series four of Downton Abbey… despite graveyard setting By FAY STRANG (MAIL ON LINE)

Happy: Dame Maggie Smith was seen laughing as she filmed series 4 of Downton Abbey on Thursday

he cast of Downton Abbey were spotted filming funeral scenes around the grave of Matthew Crawley back in March of this year.

And by the looks of it the graveyard is going to be a recurring set for the fourth series of the TV show as Dame Maggie Smith, who plays Dowager Countess of Grantham, was spotted filming there once again on Thursday.

But rather than looking downbeat, the actress appeared delighted to be back on set as well as very glamorous, while filming scenes alongside Penelope Wilton.

Intricate: The actress, who plays Dowager Countess of Grantham, wore a dramatic looking coat

Standing by the graveyard the 78-year-old star looked in a good mood despite the fact she was surrounded by graves.

She was joined by Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley and was wearing a far less extravagant ensemble but also a hat.

It is likely they were filming a scene regarding the death of Isobel’s son Matthew, which occurred at the end of series three.

The two women chatted by a grave stone and Maggie’s character even switched outfits –putting on an embroidered purple coat and hat.

A number of extras were also seen milling around on set creating an authentic atmosphere for the popular ITV show.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gerard Butler: Rumors say Madalina Ghenea and Gerard Butler broke up, actress is depressed in Hollywood by Julia (IN RUMOR)

“Sources close to Ghenea” told a Romanian tabloid that the actress and the Hollywood hunk are not longer a couple.

A source close to the star recounted the events for the tabloid: “Madalina Ghenea is depressed!”

The weird part is that the tabloid cited “close sources,” but does not give any names.

It’s not the first time when speculation arises that the pair have split.

Wild rumors about their relationship have surfaced lately. It has been speculated that Butler it has been flirting with Jennifer Aniston and Katy Perry.

The Italian press speculated that Madalina and Gerard had broken up after a photo showing Madalina dancing in a club with her ex-boyfriend, footballer Marco Borriello, appeared in the media.


Matthew Macfadyen - lovely tribute by Claudia Novello....

Henry Cavill Turns Up The Heat For InStyle Magazine (SOCIALITE LIFE)

Lucy Liu & Jonny Lee Miller: CBS Upfront & 'The Talk' Guest! (JUST JARED)

Lucy Liu & Jonny Lee Miller: CBS Upfront & 'The Talk' Guest!

Elementary stars Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller hit the carpet at the 2013 CBS Upfront Presentation held at the Tents at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (May 15) in New York City.

Earlier in the day, the 44-year-old actress sat down with the ladies of The Talk to chat about her hit series, which was renewed for a second season.

Also in attendance at the upfront event were The Talk ladies Julie Chen (with husband and CBS boss Les Moonves), Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood. The gals are in the Big Apple doing a special week of shows in New York! Catch it at 2pm on CBS.

Russell Crowe predicts Henry Cavill will be Super star (SUPERMAN to SUPERSTAR)

Russell Crowe predicts Henry Cavill will have a super year after 'Man of Steel' is released.

The actor - who plays Superman's biological father, Jor-El, in the Zack Snyder reboot - believes leading man Henry will become one of the biggest stars on the planet once people see how great he is as the DC Comics character. He wrote on Twitter: ''Just contemplating how massive the change in life young Henry Cavill is about to deal with. @ManofSteelMovie is excellent. (sic)''

The 'Les Miserables' star is excited at the prospect of the film hitting cinemas worldwide before the US and its potential to reach so many superhero fans.

Russell added: ''So Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillipines, Korea, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Puerto Rico get @ManofSteelMovie b4 USA gets it June 14th (sic)

Exercise-mad Russell has been preparing for the film's global press tour and is frustrated he hasn't been pushing his gruelling daily fitness plan to the max.




Downton Abbey with Toots...I know this is very undignified but I can't stop laughing...

By Marah Eakin May 15, 2013

Leave it to the Internet to take something perfectly highbrow and debase it. The fine people at Previously.TV have posted a supercut of Downton Abbey season one, but with added farts. The Wet Hot American Summer homage (we assume) is a little under three minutes long but contains countless unbridled toots that presumably sullied dozens of fine silk gowns, dinner jackets, and maids uniforms. How disgraceful.

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Tilda Swinton And Tom Hiddleston Are Vampires In Heat In Only Lovers Left Alive Clips Author: Kristy Puchko (CINEMA BLEND)

Sometimes a movie so fantastically bizarre comes together that it sounds like it's some sort of brilliant Madlib. That's how I lovingly think of Only Lovers Left Alive, a romantic drama written and directed by art house auteur Jim Jarmusch that stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as vampire lovers. It seems utterly outlandish, and yet oddly perfect. In the film, Hiddleston plays a vampire/rock musician called Adam. Swinton is his Eve, literally—her name is Eve. And together these two live in undead bliss…until Eve's spunky little sister Ava (played by Stoker's Mia Wasikowska) turns up.

Only Lovers Left Alive is poised to make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25th. And in anticipation of its debut, io9 has uncovered a pair of clips that give us our first look at these lovers in action. Up top is a clip that shows Adam and Eve reuniting. Even without True Blood-styled speedy vamp sex, it's pretty damn hot, yet totally SFW. Watching this, it's easy to see why Hiddleston was considered for The Crow reboot.


P Diddy’s ‘Downton Abbey role’ sees rapper encourage Maggie Smith lesbian kiss - shocking

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will not be appearing on Downton Abbey after all, as his big debut in the series turned out to be a spoof skit he recorded for Funny Or Die.

The rapper has been heavily promoting his supposed appearance on the ITV period drama on his Twitter account, telling his followers that he was a ‘series regular’ on the show.

‘MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!.’ he wrote.

Numerous promotional messages followed, including: ‘Let the countdown begin!! 1 hour until i post a sneak peek at my debut on Downton Abbey !! Stay Tuned!’

But when the video finally appeared, it transpired that the tweets were just a reference to an elaborate spoof of the internationally popular drama.

In the four-minute clip, Diddy repeatedly refers to the programme as ‘Downtown Abbey’ and tells fans: ‘Yes, I am an Abbeyhead, proudly’.

He goes on to reference the fact that Downton has just cast its first black cast member, adding: ‘The only problem with this is, they already broke that barrier.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Dan Stevens’ First Movie Role Post-’Downton Abbey’ By Brigid Brown | Posted on May 15th, 2013 (BBC America)

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Dan Stevens stars opposite Emily Browning in Summer in February. (Crossday)
Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley on the series, is hoping to prove that there’s life after death.

To the dismay of fans, his heartthrob character on the hit British TV show–possible spoiler ahead if you’ve been living in Antarctica–was killed in an automobile crash in the Season 3 finale because Stevens wanted off the show at the end of his 3-year contract. (The episode aired on Christmas Day in the U.K. and on Feb. 10 in the U.S.)

Next month will mark the first test of Stevens’ post-Downtown career when Summer in February, a film in which he has a starring role, opens on June 14 in U.K. movie theaters. Will his Downton devotees turn out en masse or will they boycott him because he deserted their favorite show?

A romantic drama, Summer also features fellow Brit Dominic Cooper and Australian actress Emily Browning.


Eddie Redmayne and Laura Carmichael attend ballet version of GATSBY… ahead of the film’s Cannes premiere By FAY STRANG (MAIL ON LINE)

Adapt: Eddie Redmayne seemed excited to watch a ballet interpretation of the classic novel

It is currently one of the most talked about novels around due to Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan's starring roles in Baz Lurhmann’s latest film.

But on Tuesday evening a host of British stars attended a very different adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – a ballet.

Showing their support, Eddie Redmayne and Laura Carmichael lead the way on the red carpet to watch the classic novel be brought to life on stage by Northern Ballet, ahead of the film version opening the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday evening.

Fan: Laura Carmichael attended the opening night of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby at the Sadler's Wells theatre in London on Tuesday

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Sean Bean: I'd love to play zombie Ned (INDEPENDENT WOMAN)

As Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, he was touted as the lead character in season one of the fantasy series but was quickly killed off after just 10 episodes.

Asked if he would come back as a ghost or in a flashback about Ned, Sean said: "I hope so, maybe as a zombie or something.

"It would be nice to come back, if it's relevant to the book, and do a few days. It would be nice to get to see everybody."

On the subject of whether he missed the running around with swords that his Game Of Thrones role involved, Sean admitted he did.

He said: "I do sometimes, but I've got a few at home, so I'm alright."

Sean has plenty more fantasy projects in the pipeline, with four new films out this year.


Film Geeks at the Theatre – James McAvoy on the Differences Between Stage and Screen May 15, 2013 By Ben Mortimer (HEY U GUYS UK)

Not all that long ago there was a pretty clear distinction between a theatre actor and a film actor. Once in a blue moon you’d see an A-lister getting back to their roots with a role at the National Theatre, but on the whole the closest you’d get to a well-known thesp on a West End stage was Jason Donovan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.

Recently, though, things have been changing. London theatre-goers can see Luke Treadaway, Brian Cox, John Simm, Roger Allam, Zoe Wanamaker, Rupert Everett and Helen Mirren. And that’s just the ones that immediately sprang to mind.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to do something a little different at HeyUGuys: an occasional column looking at the cross over between the worlds of stage and celluloid. We’re calling it ‘Film Geeks at the Theatre.

Benedict Cumberbatch is trying to get ‘Sherlock’ series 3 to air in the US and UK simultaneously By Andrew Sims (@Sims) at 1:15 pm, May 14, 2013 | Reviewed by Brandi Delhagen (HYPABLE)

Benedict Cumberbatch is looking out for his United States fans. At a Star Trek Into Darkness red carpet event, the actor revealed he’s trying to get Sherlock series 3 to air in the U.S. and U.K. simultaneously.
Sherlock series 1 and 2 aired in the United States on PBS several months after their premieres in the United Kingdom. Most U.S. Sherlock fans who are internet savvy decided that instead of waiting, thus find themselves getting spoiled on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, they would just download the show illegally.
“I’m here literally on a mad two day break from [filming Sherlock],” Cumberbatch says in a video interview with VH1. “I’m in the middle of the second episode of the third season. It’s going great, it’s a great treat in store for you. Hopefully we’re going to broadcast it simultaneously at home and in the United States by the end of the year, I’m hoping. That is a hope we talked about a while ago.”
Cumberbatch proceeded to share an e-mail address of a woman at WGBH Boston who’s “trying to make it happen as well.”

Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ray Stevenson: New “Dauntless” Initiation Pic Of Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior In ‘Divergent’

DIVERGENT New Dauntless Initiation Pic Of Shailene Woodleys Tris Prior In ‘Divergent’

EW has debuted this new still from the feature adaptation of ‘Divergent.’ Alongside Shailene Woodley, ‘Divergent’ stars Theo James, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, and Amy Newbold.

The above image shows Shailene Woodley’s Tris Prior out on a ledge and perched to jump as part of initiation into her faction. For those of who haven’t read the books, in the dystopian world of ‘Divergent,’ all of society is divided into five factions: Abnegation (selfless); Erudite (intelligent); Candor (honest); Amity (peaceful) and Dauntless (brave). Our sixteen-year-old heroine has chosen the Dauntless faction, which involves a lot of very scary initiation tests.

“In this photo she’s already jumped off the train and onto a seven story building as part of the initiation rite for the Dauntless,” explains director Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist). “The next thing they have to do is jump from the building and down through a courtyard that has a deep, black hole. It’s terrifying.”

And filming this scene sounds almost as frightening. “We’d been nervously planning it because it is dangerous and there’s a lot of people on that roof,” says Neil Burger. “We had to pull it off safely and also pull it off cinematically, so you have this knot in your stomach as you watch this young woman decide to do this crazy thing. We had great weather that day and I think this scene really is emblematic of the movie: It shows the energy and the rawness of the way we’re telling the story,” he says.

The cast of actors all have to do all sorts of stomach-lurching things, such as jumping off of elevated trains and scaling great heights. Their director says they’re a group ready for any challenge, especially his leading lady. “Shailene says she’s not afraid of heights but that she’s afraid of falling,” says the director, with a laugh. “This makes perfect sense to me. But she really did stand on that ledge—this is a real photo. She’s incredibly game and so adventurous. In a way, she’s very Dauntless.”

‘Divergent’ is described as a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.


Pierce Brosnan takes role as sex-obsessed professor WITH Kristen Scott Thomas

Pierce Brosnan arrives at the 16th Annual British Academy of Film and Televison/LA Cunard Britannia Awards on November 1, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has taken a new role to play a college professor sexaholic in a movie titled How To Make Love Like An Englishman.

Brosnan will play opposite Jessica Alba and Kristin Scott Thomas in Tom Vaughan's film, according to He'll also co-produce through his Irish DreamTime company.

Brosnan's character, a Cambridge University professor, is forced to re-evaluate his life when a girlfriend (Alba) falls pregnant with his baby. Scott Thomas will play the Fantastic Four star's sister


'Man of Steel': Henry Cavill's Superman tests limits in new TV spot Published Monday, May 13 2013, 12:45pm EDT | By Hugh Armitage (DIGITAL SPY)

Man of Steel has debuted a new TV spot.

The advert shows Henry Cavill's Superman being told to "keep testing your limits" by Kryptonian father Jor-El (Russell Crowe).

We also see Clark Kent being told by his birth father: "You can save them. You can save all of them."

Man of Steel will chart the early years of the superhero and his showdown with fellow Kryptonian General Zod (Michael Shannon).

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013


SEAN BEAN: And the Bafta for the most unlikely reunion goes to... Sean Bean and ex-wife he was accused of harassing By KELBY MCNALLY (DAILY MAIL)

No hard feelings: Sean and Georgina divorced in 2010 in after just two years of marriage
JUST a year ago, he was arrested on suspicion of harassing her.

So when Sean Bean turned up at the Baftas with his former wife on his arm, it looked rather like an award-winning achievement in itself.

The actor spent the evening with Georgina Sutcliffe, prompting speculation that the pair have resurrected their turbulent relationship.

Bean, 54, was nominated for the best actor award for his role in BBC crime drama The Accused, but lost out to Ben Whishaw at the ceremony on Sunday.

Looking good: The pair looked happy to be in each others company as they left the event together

But it wasn’t all disappointment. Throughout the event at London’s Royal Festival Hall, he and Miss Sutcliffe sat together and chatted intimately, with Miss Sutcliffe, 34, showing off her figure in a thigh-split dress and gold heels.

This comes only a year after Bean, 54, was arrested over claims of abusive phone calls and text messages to the actress, who was his fourth wife.

The pair who married in 2008, divorced after just two years of marriage, stating 'irreconcilable differences,' but it seems as though the former flames might be giving things another go.

The Game Of Thrones actor looked dapper as he left with the actress on his arm.

Let's go: The former couple both looked smart as they called it a night

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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Sets PBS Return Date, PLUS Last Tango In Halifax by Jace Lacob May 14, 2013 10:15 AM EDT THE DAILY BEAST


American fans of the Crawley clan can finally mark their calendars: Season 4 of Downton Abbey will kick off on PBS' Masterpiece Classic on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced the official U.S. airdate for Season 4 of the award-winning period drama Tuesday at the PBS Annual Meeting. Downton's fourth season will run for eight weeks, from January 5 to February 23, 2014, roughly the time timeframe as its third season, which aired in the U.S. earlier this year. (In the U.K., Season 4 will air this autumn on ITV.)

"Masterpiece fans will not be disappointed: Julian [Fellowes] has done another brilliant job," Eaton wrote in an email to The Daily Beast, "this time, portraying the Downton family moving on from the tragedies of last season."

Those tragedies include the death of heir Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) and youngest daughter Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay). The duo—along with Siobhan Finneran (who played devious maid Miss O'Brien)—will not be returning for a fourth installment of the Julian Fellowes-created Downton Abbey, the highest-rated drama in PBS history. A stunning 24 million total viewers tuned into Season 3 of Downton Abbey, and finale on February 17, 2012 was the top-rated show on television for the evening, beating all primetime broadcast and cable programming.

Season 4 of Downton Abbey will feature Shirley MacLaine reprising her role as Martha Levinson, along with several new actors joining the cast: Tom Cullen, Nigel Harman, Dame Harriet Walter, Joanna David, Julian Ovendon, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and Gary Carr, to name a few.

PBS also announced the premiere of six-episode dramedy Last Tango in Halifax on September 8 and Season 3 of Call the Midwife, which will return to PBS in 2014. The former series become one of BBC One's top 10 highest-rated dramas for 2012, with an audience of 7.3 million viewers.

PBS described Last Tango in Halifax—which stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker, Tony Gardner, Dean Andrews, Nina Sosanya, and Ronni Ancona—as "an uplifting comedy/drama about romance and second chances. Full of zesty humor, great characters and glorious dialogue, it’s about timeless love in a modern setting."

Prince Harry Joins Christie to Tour Storm Damage (NEW YORK TIMES0

Gov. Chris Christie and Prince Harry talked to residents on Tuesday in Mantoloking, a New Jersey shore town devastated by Hurricane Sandy.


The governor of New Jersey and the English prince hold public positions that often demand they behave in accordance with a set of unwritten protocols – avoiding offense and playing nice even when their instincts might compel them to do otherwise.

And both Chris Christie, the 55th Governor of the Great State of New Jersey, and Henry Charles Albert David, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, have seemed to relish flouting those rules in the past.

So when word first spread that Mr. Christie would lead Prince Harry on a tour of areas along the Jersey Shore ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, the governor lightheartedly assured a worried caller to a radio show that he would keep the young royal out of trouble.

“If you trust me, all will be fine,” he said.

And on Tuesday, when the two men toured the devastated town of Mantoloking and the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, two places steamrollered by Hurricane Sandy last year, they succeeded in shining a spotlight on an area still struggling to recover.

“It’s the American spirit, isn’t it? Everyone getting together and making things right,” Prince Harry said as enthusiastic crowds lined the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. “It’s fantastic.”


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HENRY CAVILL: The 'Man of Steel' actor - who is in a relationship with actress Gina Carano - likes women who are confident, but not aggressive and who can handle their liquor. (NZ CITY)

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He said: "What's important to me is that a woman has confidence in what she is, as opposed to trying to conform to someone else's type. [I don't like aggressive women] because they're always on the defensive. I like a good drinking buddy - and I can drink a lot."

Henry, 30, insisted there isn't a particular physical attribute he favours in a woman as he thinks the entire female form is "beautiful".

He told Glamour magazine: "I mean, no artist could imagine a more beautiful shape. It's incredible. A man can look attractive, beautiful even, but nothing like a woman naked.

"That's why women would rather look at other naked women than at men."


‘Downton Abbey’ season 4: Hugh Bonneville on ‘Twenty Twelve’ success (CARTER)


While we certainly understand viewers in America knowing Hugh Bonneville for precisely one thing, the reality is that the man is a jack of many trades. “Downton Abbey” has caused him to gain international fame, but one of the joys of being on such a show which only shoots around ten hours of TV a year, including the Christmas special of course, is the flexibility that it later allows to take part in a variety of other television programs.

One of those other shows was “Twenty Twelve,” which is what Bonneville was nominated for yesterday at the annual BAFTA TV awards. He did not end up winning, but the series itself did win for Situational Comedy (or sitcom, as we like to call it here in the land of abbreviations otherwise known as North America).

Monday, May 13, 2013

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer enjoy a family day out as they attend a party with their baby twins By LOUISE SAUNDERS (MAIL ON LINE)

Family fun: The super-cute twins would have no doubt been the centre of attention at the bash

They've become the perfect little family since welcoming their adorable baby twins into the world last August.
And Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's bundles of joy would have no doubt been the guests of honour as they attended a friend's party at Paramount Park in Malibu, California, on Saturday afternoon.

Proving that at the tender age of nine months they are already social butterflies, the super-cute tots looked happy and content as they accompanied their actor parents to the bash.

Anna and Stephen were joined by a nanny, who assisted with the duties and seemed to be very much one of the family.

One of the family: The group were accompanied by a nanny as they made their way into the party

Stephen has two children Lilac, ten, and Billy, 12 from a previous relationship.

And before his twins were born, he discussed how excited he was at the prospect of becoming a father once again.

Lullaby: Stephen was seen cradling his little girl in his arms after she fell asleep

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James McAvoy feels the flower power as Professor X (THE SCOTTISH SUN)

FLOWER POWERFUL ... James McAvoy as Professor X

FLOWER POWERFUL ... James McAvoy as Professor X

McAvoy plays Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X Men, in a role made famous by Patrick Stewart.

As a prequel to the earlier X Men movies, some of the action will be taking place in the 1970s, hence the change of mutant powers to flower power for the Glasgow born star.
The picture was tweeted by the movie’s director Bryan Singer, who noted the similarities between McAvoy and Al Pacino in the 1973 cop thriller Serpico.

Jonny Lee Miller: 'Elementary' Season 1 Finale Spoilers: Sherlock Deals With His Past in 'Heroine' and 'The Woman' [Video]

“The Woman” – As Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer), a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction , on the two hour season finale of ELEMENTARY, on Thursday, May 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured is Lucy Liu. (Photo : Jeffrey Neira /CBS)

The first season of CBS exciting new drama ‘Elementary’ is coming to a close this week with a special two-hour finale. The Thursday night finale kicks off with “The Woman,” as Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) comes face-to-face with his presumed dead former lover Irene (guest star Natalie Dormer). Fans saw how Sherlock broke down at seeing her again in last week’s episode.



Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum wants him to get married and he says he has new found respect for Star Trek! May 13th, 2013 by Anna Howell. (UNREALITY TV)


In a recent interview for the Times newspaper, Caitlin Moran was invited to have Sunday lunch with the BBC detective star and his parents, actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton.

During the chat Cumberbatch’s mum let a few of her sons secrets slip, including that she is desperate for him to get married so she can become a grandmother.She asked the reporter:
“Can you just find him a bird? There must be someone in London who’s suitable. I want grandchildren. Please – find my son a bird,”

Her son interjected that he was a late developer: “Very late, 15, 16 – maybe even 17.”

However, he insists that, despite his quirkiness, he was never subjected to bullies during his very public school upbringing, explaining:

“Because my parents loved the f***ing life out of me. So I felt confident about the world. Not entitled.. Just like… I could step into the world. Investigate it.”

Meanwhile Cumberbatch went on to use the opportunity to publicly slam the nickname given to his fans, saying that the term Cumberbitches “sets feminism back so many notches.”

He went on to explain:

“It’s not even politeness. “I won’t allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are… Cumberpeople.”


Benedict Cumberbatch: A cracking crew, brilliant baddie, storming script and virtuoso visuals prove that Star Trek knows how... to boldly grow (MAIL ON LINE)

Star Trek Into Darkness finally gives the talented Benedict Cumberbatch the chance to show Hollywood what he can do on the big screen, and, boy, does he seize it with both hands

Star Trek Into Darkness
Cert: 12A,    Time: 2hrs 15min    5/5

It was way back in 1966, some two-thirds of a perfectly decent lifetime ago, that the first series of Star Trek aired, with Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise setting off on what was only ever supposed to be a five-year mission.

So for the franchise still to be capable of producing films as good as Star Trek Into Darkness is hugely impressive.

For this turns out to be the picture when the latest Enterprise line-up – Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Dr McCoy and Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Uhura – come properly of age.

But the real winner here is Benedict Cumberbatch. Having been garlanded with praise for his performance as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes on British television, it must have been galling to see Robert Downey Jr making the 19th Century version his own in the billion-dollar world of films.

Star Trek Into Darkness finally gives the talented Cumberbatch the chance to show Hollywood what he can do on the big screen, and, boy, does he seize it with both hands.

He’s instantly one of the great British baddies: not just reliant on steely-eyed menace – something that Cumberbatch can probably do in his sleep – but a genuinely intimidating physical presence too.
Now that’s seriously clever acting, in what turns out to be an outstandingly good Star Trek film.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013



Tom Hardy to become neighbour to rock icons (XPOSE)

Tom Hardy has bought a £2 million mansion in the same neighborhood as Sir Mick Jagger and Richard Ashcroft.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' star is said to be in ''good company '' with his rock and roll neighbours - with The Rolling Stones and The Verve musicians living ''just up the road'' from his new south west London property.

A source said: ''Tom's going to keep good company among the rock elite - Mick and Richard are literally both just up the road.

''He'll have his work cut out before any entertaining starts, though, as it needs a fair bit of work. It's a stunning property with a huge ballroom, which he's up for renovating.''

The 35-year-old actor has plans to renovate the property for his and fiancee Charlotte Riley's son Louis, four, when he's older.

He also reportedly wants to call it Manderley after the manor in 'Rebecca', the thriller staring Tom's ''hero'' Sir Laurence Olivier.