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The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!

Happily never after! These couples from TV and film were ill-fated… but that doesn't make the heartbreak of their tragic endings any easier! Related: Which This Is Us Character Are You? Take The Quiz! In anticipation of This Is Us' season finale, let's ch-ch-check out some of the most doomed love storied to hit the big and [...] Happily never after! These couples from TV and film were ill-fated... but that doesn't make the heartbreak of their tragic endings any easier! Related: Which This Is Us Character Are You? Take The Quiz! In anticipation of This Is Us' season finale, let's ch-ch-check out some of the most doomed love storied to hit the big and small screens (below)!! CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 13th, 2018

The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!

Happily never after! These couples from TV and film were ill-fated… but that doesn't make the heartbreak of their tragic endings any easier! Related: Which This Is Us Character Are You? Take The Quiz! In anticipation of This Is Us' season finale, let's ch-ch-check out some of the most doomed love storied to hit the big and [...] Happily never after! These couples from TV and film were ill-fated... but that doesn't make the heartbreak of their tragic endings any easier! Related: Which This Is Us Character Are You? Take The Quiz! In anticipation of This Is Us' season finale, let's ch-ch-check out some of the most doomed love storied to hit the big and small screens (below)!! CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Love Stories In TV/Film!" [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 13th, 2018

The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories

We still can't believe it's now been over 10 years since we lost Heath Ledger. While we're still heartbroken by his untimely passing, we can't even begin to imagine how former flame Michelle Williams and daughter Matilda Ledger feel. In fact, you might remember how Michelle's bestie Busy Philips flocked to be by The Greatest Showman [...] We still can't believe it's now been over 10 years since we lost Heath Ledger. While we're still heartbroken by his untimely passing, we can't even begin to imagine how former flame Michelle Williams and daughter Matilda Ledger feel. In fact, you might remember how Michelle's bestie Busy Philips flocked to be by The Greatest Showman actress' side on the 10th anniversary of Heath's tragic death. Clearly, Williams is still greatly affected by this loss. Which is one reason why her romance with Heath is one of many tragic love stories to hit Hollywood. Discover the others (below)... CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Most Tragic Celebrity Love Stories!" [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 14th, 2018

Amal & George Clooney Join The Club Of Hollywood"s Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories

George Clooney may be a taken man now, but he still makes our knees weak! The actor's detailed reveal of his and Amal Clooney's love story had us reaching for the Kleenex. Seriously, where is our Prince Charming?! Of course, George and Amal aren't the only lovey-dovey duo in Tinseltown. To relive their romantic magic and more… CLICK [...] George Clooney may be a taken man now, but he still makes our knees weak! The actor's detailed reveal of his and Amal Clooney's love story had us reaching for the Kleenex. Seriously, where is our Prince Charming?! Of course, George and Amal aren't the only lovey-dovey duo in Tinseltown. To relive their romantic magic and more... CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood's Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood's Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood's Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood's Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Hollywood's Most Romantic Real Life Love Stories!" [Image via Francois Pauletto/News Pictures/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 6th, 2017

BREAKING: Winter Olympics Already Tragic Stupid And Boring

We just received breaking news that the Winter Olympics are still a thing and that in record time this year’s event is already tragic stupid and boring. Today marked the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on the other side of the globe in South Korea, and now we’re now destined for two weeks […] The post BREAKING: Winter Olympics Already Tragic Stupid And Boring appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. We just received breaking news that the Winter Olympics are still a thing and that in record time this year’s event is already tragic stupid and boring. Today marked the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on the other side of the globe in South Korea, and now we’re now destined for two weeks of terrible sports that no one cares about. Or three weeks. Or one. Nobody knows. Those up at 6 a.m. this morning were able to stream the opening ceremony live, and tonight’s stateside edited broadcast will be at 8:00 p.m. ET. Be sure to watch out for footage of a stadium full of douchebags punctuated by rags to riches stories and fun facts about the host city shared through playful banter between announcers Katie Couric and Mike Tirico. “Now did you hear this Mike, they eat dogs in South Korea and it’s called ‘gaegogi.'” “Yum Katie, I wonder if they call it Gaegogi Style, like the song.” “Oh Mike you’re so funny, fuck me right here.” Up until this morning’s opening ceremony, the biggest news to come out of the 2018 Winter Olympics was the fact that North Korea was going to allow a chain gang of work prisoners to represent their country poorly in various sports. Though when the alternative to winning is getting tortured and killed, you might have a little extra pep in your step. But this is all old news as of now, because during the opening ceremony, team USA – decked out like 2002 frat boys ready for a ski weekend in Gatlinburg, TN. Who stopped by a gas station parking lot to buy novelty fringe Cherokee gloves out of someone’s trunk – stormed onto the field to the song Gangnam Style by Psy – the most successful song to come out of South Korea. Unless an orgy sex tape leaks from the Olympics HPVillage or North Korea blows up everyone I won’t be covering the Winter Olympics again because I can’t have that kind of liability on my résumé. Sorry if this was too negative, I just don’t like things that are tragic stupid and boring.   Photo Credit: Getty Images The post BREAKING: Winter Olympics Already Tragic Stupid And Boring appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 9th, 2018

Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!

Sexism is still alive and kicking in Hollywood. It seems every week we're hearing examples of ageism, pay inequality, and even harassment. And that's from established stars! What happens to aspiring young actresses is even worse, as many celebs have recounted in their tales about career beginnings. See some of the worst we've heard (below)! CLICK HERE to view [...] Sexism is still alive and kicking in Hollywood. It seems every week we're hearing examples of ageism, pay inequality, and even harassment. And that's from established stars! What happens to aspiring young actresses is even worse, as many celebs have recounted in their tales about career beginnings. See some of the worst we've heard (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Share Their Most Sexist Audition Stories!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!

We're pretty sure nothing can top this story, but celebs have tried!! Seth Meyers' brave wife actually had second son Axel on the floor of their apartment building lobby — so much for being model tenants! LOLz! Find out other crazy delivery stories — like one star mom who pulled her own kid out — (below)! CLICK HERE [...] We're pretty sure nothing can top this story, but celebs have tried!! Seth Meyers' brave wife actually had second son Axel on the floor of their apartment building lobby -- so much for being model tenants! LOLz! Find out other crazy delivery stories -- like one star mom who pulled her own kid out -- (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "Wildest Celebrity Birth Stories!" [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 23rd, 2018

Zoe Saldana Talks New Digital Media Brand BESE, Which Was Inspired By Her Sons!

Zoe Saldana is changing the game in the digital media world with the recent launch of her new company BESE. The actress created the brand to empower millennial and GenZ Latinos with a platform to share creative original content and stories of their heritage to be distributed across social and digital platforms. The name BESE, [...] Zoe Saldana is changing the game in the digital media world with the recent launch of her new company BESE. The actress created the brand to empower millennial and GenZ Latinos with a platform to share creative original content and stories of their heritage to be distributed across social and digital platforms. The name BESE, which is pronounced “bee-say,” comes from the verb “to be” in two languages – “be” in English and “se” in Spanish. Zoe has said that her sons inspired her to start the company and her mission is to shine a light on the untold stories that reflect today’s America. We caught up with Zoe to learn more about her plans for BESE. Read below! Just Jared: Your sons inspired you to birth BESE, was there a specific A-ha moment that stands out? Are there tools out there for children and kids whose parents want them to embrace Latinx empowerment? Zoe Saldana: It wasn’t a specific A-ha moment, per say, but it was early on in my pregnancy that BESE was also conceived. I felt a desire to see and hear more positive portrayals of multicultural American people in mainstream media. Now more than before we as consumers have a direct access – through our devices – to information that we didn’t have before, and often the information in the content we consume is presented in a negative or stereotypical depiction of people either by their race, gender, class or language of origin. I didn’t want my sons to be put into boxes that they didn’t create for themselves. I want my children to witness equal freedom across the board as they are growing into their own American experience, as Americans. So BESE came out of a personal necessity and a personal desire to help my country, so it can as a result nurture my sons. I think the Latinx community is growing and finding its voice within the American landscape. It is BESE’s hope to be one of the tools that will help many generations and communities feel empowered. Click inside to read the rest of our exclusive interview… JJ: Who are some young role models out there paving the way for Latinx empowerment? Who did you look up to when you were younger? ZS: There are so many talented and successful Latinx role models paving the way today for so many Americans that need to see and hear their stories being told. I think Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Gonzalez, Selena Gomez, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Eva Longoria-Baston, Gabby Rivera, Rosario Dawson, are some of the names that come to mind. But the list is evergreen, not only in the Latinx community but other communities as well. It is BESE’s mission to tell their stories in order to continue cultivating aspiration across our nation. I feel our country needs to know about the people that are looking to bring positive change through their actions and vocations. JJ: Your sons are biracial. Will BESE reach people who are ethnically ambiguous? How do you instill a sense of pride for people of mixed race? ZS: When we are made aware of the social, economic and cultural impact that others who came before us have done, it inspires pride and it gives us a sense of belonging that all Americans need to feel in order for us to continue pursuing our American Dream. The American narrative needs to broaden in order to continue telling stories of great American figures, regardless of who they are, where they came from or how they got here. JJ: Can you share one of your own untold stories that you’d want to tell in video-form on the BESE platform? ZS: I’m working on that right now. It is shaping up to be a very paramount year for me and all that I have accomplished thus far. I cannot wait to share it through BESE. JJ: Which of the characters you’ve played in the past would be vocal members of the BESE community? What stories would they tell? ZS: Well, I’d think and hope all of them would be a voice in the BESE community, even the out of this world characters like Neytiri and Gamora! As for the down to earth characters, Graciela (Live by Night), Eva Rodriguez (Center Stage) stand out. They were all fighting against the odds society had placed for them. They were strong women willing to stand up and work hard for what they believed they could be and accomplish. Go check out BESE now at BESE.com!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 22nd, 2018

Apple to Reboot Sci-Fi Series 'Amazing Stories' from Steven Spielberg - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterApple to Reboot Sci-Fi Series 'Amazing Stories' from Steven SpielbergHollywood ReporterThe tech giant has signed a content deal with prolific producer Steven Spielberg, who is set to reboot the 1980s sci-fi drama Amazing Stories. As THR reported in late September, Amazing Stories was among the scripted projects Apple was in talks to land ...Apple Nears Pickup Of Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' RebootDeadlineApple to Reboot 'Amazing Stories' With Steven Spielberg, Bryan FullerVarietyBryan Fuller reviving Spielberg's Amazing Stories as Apple seriesEW.comThe Verge -Business Insider -ComingSoon.net -Cinema Blendall 47 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 10th, 2017

Kim Kardashian Slams Fake News Stories & Sources "Confirming" Details About Her Family

Kim Kardashian is tired of all the fake news stories floating around. The 36-year-old reality superstar posted on Twitter moments ago about fake stories spreading. “People who supposedly work with us “confirming” details they know nothing about! Especially when we havent even communicated with them SMH,” she tweeted. Kim could possibly be referencing stories having [...] Kim Kardashian is tired of all the fake news stories floating around. The 36-year-old reality superstar posted on Twitter moments ago about fake stories spreading. “People who supposedly work with us “confirming” details they know nothing about! Especially when we havent even communicated with them SMH,” she tweeted. Kim could possibly be referencing stories having to do with Khloe Kardashian‘s pregnancy news and/or Kylie Jenner‘s pregnancy news. Kim fired back yesterday after a fake story emerged about her reacting to Kylie‘s pregnancy. Read Kim’s tweets below… Let me just say this… — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 27, 2017 People who supposedly work with us “confirming” details they know nothing about! Especially when we havent even communicated with them SMH — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 27, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 27th, 2017

Gambling and Some Interesting Celebrity Breaks

Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture... Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture wasn’t so beneficial as the super hit 2013 movie ‘Runner, Runner’ and is rumored to have been to a rehab center to come outside or quit the habit of gambling. His interest towards gambling is natural as he won the CA State Poker Championship in 2004. He is also fond of the game blackjack. We are not sure of the financials, but Ben was exposed to quite some mental pressure due to gambling. 6. Ray Romano Ray is an actor, stand-up comedian, and is known for the popular TV show, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ He has also received an Emmy award for his role in the hit TV show. He has given his voice for Manny in the ‘Ice Age’ movies. The 60-year-old actor was one of the first actors who began receiving huge paychecks for TV shows. In 2009, he went on to produce a show called ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ The show had a character named ‘Joe’ who was a gambling addict and he tried his best to stay away from it as much as possible. It was a surprise to note that the character of Joe was based on Ray himself, which was something the actor later admitted. Ray still participates in several poker events, but he now knows about his limited skill sets and hopefully is only doing so for fun or as a leisure activity. He isn’t going to casinos now and prefers online poker and similar gambling in smaller amounts. As revealed in the TV series based on Ray himself, he used to seek help from different people anonymously when the gambling debt took over his financial peace. 7. Joe Francis Joe Francis the ever so controversial film producer named for many controversies and publicities. The businessman had been accused by several actresses for casting couch and inappropriate behavior. He is best known for the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ series. Wynn Hotels and others have filed a legal suit against him for unpaid gambling debts. Allegedly or surprisingly, the debt of over $2 million Wynn was given a discount of about 30 percent. 8. John McCain John is a sort of political celebrity in the United States as a senior senator in the state of Arizona. At over 80 years of age, John was a Republican candidate in the 2008 elections against Barack Obama. However, from sources and close friends, it was learned that John had at a time in his life been very addicted to gambling. A stretch of eight hours of gambling and ten hours of poker all are in shame where John had stretched for over 14-16 hours on the table. The extent to which he was attached to gambling was worrying and it certainly affected his choices during his senior senator regime. 9. Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen has given us many entrepreneurs or trading goals by his role in the very famous movie ‘Wall Street.’ With a bucket of hit films and tremendous fan following, Charlie is one of the most controversial actors that the industry has ever known. He has recently surfaced for non-payment of taxes. He owes over $5 million in taxes which is a huge problem, especially for such a celebrity. He is also known for various other controversies that include drugs, alcohol, women, etc. Now coming to his gambling updates, he is known to be a huge gambling addict as revealed by his former spouse during his divorce case. Charlie was in contact with a bookie even while transporting his wife to the hospital while she was pregnant before the birth of his daughter. Clearly, gambling had gained the highest priority in his life over the welcoming of his own daughter and this certainly weakened his personal family ties. Also, the report exposed that Charlie in his peak lost over $200,000 every week — all thanks to gambling. This surfaced in 2006 and about eight years later, Charlie told his fans and the media that he has overcome gambling and doesn’t do it anymore. But controversies still follow him with tax evasion and non-payment and we hope he loses all of his bad habits soon. 10. Charles Barkley Another basketball player who has lost huge in gambling is Charles Barkley. After retirement, Charlies is working as an analyst in the NBA tournament. The 55-year-old also had been struggling due to gambling. Charles confessed to having lost about $30 million because of his gambling addiction. He also took counseling and then a break for two years from gambling but is a very difficult addiction, he is back to gambling now. Now he admits to gambling in casinos but in a much more controlled, monitored, and restricted manner. You never know, you might have new news story surfacing about a new gambling debt from Charles, as gambling is a galloping enterprise and you are always playing with trouble. Let’s Learn from Celebrities and Let’s Go Gambling Big celebrities have been in huge gambling troubles and it is certainly worthy to learn from their experiences and be as distant as possible from gambling activities. We have seen many stories and there are very few people who have made a fortune from gambling. Most importantly, we must make sure it never becomes a habit and addiction. Addiction to any activity can be very harmful and these celebrities have already experienced these issues. If people at such heights are not spared by a gambling addiction, it is very difficult for us to remain sheltered. So, to end the celebrity gambling league, gambling occasionally isn’t bad, but making it a source of income, or a habit or addiction should be avoided. [Photo Credit: Pixabay].....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 3rd, 2018

Stranger Things Season 2!!! Plus Everything Else Coming & Going On Netflix In October!

They're here… Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween — which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in [...] They're here... Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween -- which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in search of the scary, the streaming giant is also dropping the controversially graphic French cannibal movie Raw and the Netflix original slasher The Babysitter, starring Bella Thorne! In case you aren't in the October mood, there are plenty of other movies coming -- and sadly leaving -- next month. Ch-ch-check out the full list (below)! Available October 1: 88 Minutes A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Before Midnight Blood Diamond Boogie Nights Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cleverman Season 2 Death Sentence Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Eagle vs. Shark Eyes Wide Shut Generation Iron 2 Ghost Patrol I Love You, Man Ice Guardians Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 Made of Honor Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Must Love Dogs Never Let Me Go No Reservations Penelope PJ Masks Season 1 Set Up The Reaping Tokyo Idols Tommy Boy Vanished Veronica Available October 2 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Sleeping with Other People Available October 3 13 Demons Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (Netflix original) Cult of Chucky The Survivalist Available October 4 Raw Available October 5 Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) Season 1 (Netflix original) Schitt's Creek Season 3 The Fosters Season 5 Available October 6 ID-0 Season 1 (Netflix original) Skylanders Academy Season 2 (Netflix original) Suburra Season 1 (Netflix original) The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix original) Word Party Season 3 (Netflix original) Available October 7 Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life Middle Man Available October 10 Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix original) The Skyjacker's Tale Available October 11 Donnie Darko Available October 12 Fe de etarras (Netflix original film) Available October 13 El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix original film) Kingdom of Us (Netflix original film) Mindhunter Season 1 (Netflix original film) Super Monsters Season 1 (Netflix original film) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby The Babysitter (Netflix original film) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix original film) Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 4 Available October 15 Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses LEGO: City Season 1 Money OtherLife She Makes Comics West Coast Customs Season 6 Available October 17 Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix original film) Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix original film) Available October 19 Wedding Unplanned Available October 20 1922 (Netflix original film) Haters Back Off Season 2 (Netflix original film) One of Us (Netflix original film) Smurfs: The Lost Village The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix original film) Wheelman (Netflix original film) Available October 23 Meet the Robinsons While We're Young Available October 24 Wanted Seasons 1-2 (Netflix original film) The Mist Season 1 Available October 25 The Hateful Eight The Final Master La Querida del Centauro Season 2 Available October 26 Strange Weather Available October 27 Stranger Things Season 2 (Netflix original) Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix original film) Available October 28 Pup Star: Better 2Gether Available October 30 Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix original film) Available October 31 Zumbo's Just Desserts Season 1 (Netflix original film) And leaving next month: Leaving October 1 30 Rock Seasons 1–7 A Love in Times of Selfies Across the Universe Barton Fink Bella Big Daddy Carousel Cradle 2 the Grave Crafting a Nation Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Daddy's Little Girls Dark Was the Night David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates Season 1 Day of the Kamikaze Death Beach Dowry Law Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Friday Night Lights Seasons 1–5 Happy Feet Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Hellboy Kagemusha Laura Love Actually Malcolm in the Middle Seasons 1–7 Max Dugan Returns Millennium Million Dollar Baby Mortal Kombat Mr. 3000 Mulholland Dr. My Father the Hero My Name Is Earl Seasons 1–4 One Tree Hill Seasons 1–9 Patton Picture This Prison Break Seasons 1–4 The Bernie Mac Show Seasons 1–5 The Shining The Wonder Years Seasons 1–6 Titanic Leaving October 19 The Cleveland Show Seasons 1–4 Leaving October 21 Bones Seasons 5–11 Leaving October 27 Lie to Me Seasons 2–3 Louie Seasons 1–5 Hotel Transylvania 2 Leaving October 29 Family Guy Seasons 9–14 Seeing anything special, streamers??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 20th, 2017

Disney Alum Tiffany Thornton Gets Married Two Years After Tragic Passing Of Her First Husband

Tiffany Thornton has found love again! Nearly two years since the Disney star's husband Chris Carney tragically died in a car accident, she married her fiancé in a sweet ceremony over the weekend! Related: Khloé Kardashian Is Open To Marrying Her Baby Daddy On Saturday, the former Sonny With a Chance actress married worship pastor Josiah Capaci on [...] Tiffany Thornton has found love again! Nearly two years since the Disney star's husband Chris Carney tragically died in a car accident, she married her fiancé in a sweet ceremony over the weekend! Related: Khloé Kardashian Is Open To Marrying Her Baby Daddy On Saturday, the former Sonny With a Chance actress married worship pastor Josiah Capaci on Saturday after getting engaged two months ago. Thankfully, she shared plenty of pics for fans to see! 💗 You are the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. I'll love you forever. 💗A post shared by Tiffany Thornton (@tiffthornton) on Oct 7, 2017 at 8:39pm PDT Sadly for Tiffany, many commenters came after her for marrying what they feel is too soon after her husband's passing - but she wasn't having any of it! In another post, she shared about their love: This. This is love. That all encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love. The kind that trumps my need to snap back at people who have the audacity to comment on my Instagram about whether I loved my first husband or not. But let me take a moment to explain something to you. There is no timeline for grief or for when God moves in your life in undeniable ways. There are a lot of people who think it isn't good to be transparent on social media but I say forget that. I'm going to be open and honest because God wants me to. It's part of my testimony and it needs to be said. I was a mess yesterday during our wedding ceremony. So many emotions flooded my heart as I walked down those balcony steps to the arms of my gift from God. I thought of Chris watching us and knowing he would have loved the choice I made, for me and for the boys. I thought of Chris's amazing parents sitting front row and how much of a blessing they have been and will forever be in our lives. How happy they are for the boys and I and how much they already love Josiah. I am so completely humbled by the love I receive from this man. Jo came along EXACTLY when God knew I needed him. It wasn't my choice to fall in love so quickly after chris passed but I was growing so comfortable with being alone that it was becoming unhealthy. Looking back now I think God saw that if I went too long without love that it would become increasingly difficult for me to submit to the authority of a husband after being set in my own ways. When I say "Jo is the greatest thing that's ever happened to me" that in no way indicates that I didn't love my first husband with all that I had. How dare any one of you judge me and say that on a social platform. It doesn't make you any better of a person to cast judgment on others and sit in the seat of mockers. I will always love chris and jo knows that. And I will always love Jo. The beautiful thing about love is that it multiplies as new blessings come into your life. I don't have to share one bucket of love with the special people in my life. Each one has their own bucket. Get it? Isn't that amazing?? God's timing is not our own. And I praise Him for that. You should too.A post shared by Tiffany Thornton (@tiffthornton) on Oct 8, 2017 at 6:49am PDT Congrats to the happy couple! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 9th, 2017

Dwayne Johnson Pays Tribute to Fan Who Passed Away in Tragic Car Accident

Dwayne Johnson is paying tribute to a fan named Aileen and her daughter who recently passed away in a tragic car accident. The 46-year-old actor heard about their passing when her son Angelo tweeted Dwayne to explain how meaningful it would be to get a message from him to be included in the funeral. Aileen [...] Dwayne Johnson is paying tribute to a fan named Aileen and her daughter who recently passed away in a tragic car accident. The 46-year-old actor heard about their passing when her son Angelo tweeted Dwayne to explain how meaningful it would be to get a message from him to be included in the funeral. Aileen and her 12-year-old daughter were killed by a a wrong-way driver traveling at high speed in San Diego. When Dwayne saw the message, he immediately sent his condolences in a video. “Man, I’m sending you so much love and light and strength your way, from my family to yours. I just want to say thanks for reaching out man and I’m so sorry to hear about your sister and your mom and this tragic loss that you’re going through,” Dwayne said. He continued, “If your mom could see me now, which I’m sure she can, I just want to thank her for all the love and for being such a big fan, so stay strong.” Check out Dwayne‘s entire video below… @TheRock THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. I hope everyone knows how amazing you are. I can’t stop smiling knowing she’s smiling so much. Just, thank you. And again thank you to every single person who viewed my post (now over a million). pic.twitter.com/tQisyRGgVT — angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 27, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 28th, 2018

From Violent To Downright Creepy — The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!

Think fame is all fun and games? THINK AGAIN. Celebrities have to deal with crazy things once thrust into the limelight, but the craziest of all has been threats against their safety! Taylor Swift is no stranger to stalkers, with her latest — Mohammed Jaffar — being sentenced to 6 months behind bars in 2018 for lurking [...] Think fame is all fun and games? THINK AGAIN. Celebrities have to deal with crazy things once thrust into the limelight, but the craziest of all has been threats against their safety! Taylor Swift is no stranger to stalkers, with her latest -- Mohammed Jaffar -- being sentenced to 6 months behind bars in 2018 for lurking outside her Tribeca condo for MONTHS! Read about other scary tales involving Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, and MORE (below)! CLICK HERE to view "The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!" CLICK HERE to view "The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!" [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 26th, 2018

Slender Man Isn"t The First Horror Movie With An Even Scarier True Story Behind It!

If you're a fan of scary movies, you've undoubtedly seen the trailer for May's Slender Man. The upcoming horror flick has already attracted controversy because of the true story of two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their friend in the name of the Internet boogeyman. The true story may be even creepier than the movie, as one of [...] If you're a fan of scary movies, you've undoubtedly seen the trailer for May's Slender Man. The upcoming horror flick has already attracted controversy because of the true story of two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their friend in the name of the Internet boogeyman. The true story may be even creepier than the movie, as one of the young girls told police it "was weird that I didn't feel remorse." *shudder* But this isn't the first movie tied to real life! See some of the true stories that are stranger -- and scarier -- than fiction (below)! CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" [Image via ABC News/Sony Pictures.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 4th, 2018

Katy Perry Parties in Abu Dhabi Ahead of Her New Year"s Eve Performance!

Katy Perry is ready to ring in 2018 with tons of her close friends! The 33-year-old entertainer jetted off to Abu Dhabi a few days ahead of New Year’s Eve performance to have some fun with her friends. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Katy Perry In several videos on her Instagram Story, Katy [...] Katy Perry is ready to ring in 2018 with tons of her close friends! The 33-year-old entertainer jetted off to Abu Dhabi a few days ahead of New Year’s Eve performance to have some fun with her friends. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Katy Perry In several videos on her Instagram Story, Katy went ATV riding around the sand dunes before having a huge party for one of her backup dancers’ birthdays. Watch the videos below! VIDEO | "Meninas más fazem isso bem" – @katyperry via Instagram Stories. pic.twitter.com/o0FzsEp93I — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 See more videos inside… VIDEO | @katyperry no Instagram Stories do Markus Molinari, em Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/J6W47gqvf9 — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 VIDEO | @katyperry no Instagram Stories do tonyroysterjr. pic.twitter.com/uaBo2ygMb7 — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 VIDEO | @katyperry dançando no deserto do Safari, em Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/KnDZbPbkK5 — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 VIDEO | @katyperry via Instagram Stories. pic.twitter.com/aYQqnqnwHQ — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 VIDEO | @katyperry via Instagram Stories. pic.twitter.com/r9v5ELTOvN — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017 VIDEO | @katyperry via Instagram Stories. pic.twitter.com/tdbvbnlGqB — Acesso Katy Perry (@acessokatyperry) December 30, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 31st, 2017

9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They"re Based On!

Have you noticed how many horror movies are "based on a true story"? That's not a new phenomenon! Everything from The Exorcist to A Nightmare On Elm Street has some basis in terrifying real-life accounts. Sometimes the real story is a lot less scary — like the Annabelle doll from The Conjuring being just a generic Raggedy [...] Have you noticed how many horror movies are "based on a true story"? That's not a new phenomenon! Everything from The Exorcist to A Nightmare On Elm Street has some basis in terrifying real-life accounts. Sometimes the real story is a lot less scary -- like the Annabelle doll from The Conjuring being just a generic Raggedy Ann -- but sometimes the truth is even more horrifying... CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" CLICK HERE to view "9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They're Based On!" [Image via Warner Bros./Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 29th, 2017

Henry Golding Makes Dumplings at Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Talks "Crazy Rich Asians" Casting (Exclusive Interview)

Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared [...] Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared Eng at the award-winning Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung at the Westfield Mall in Century City, Calif. Henry whipped up a batch of soup dumplings (xiao long bao) and we chatted about Crazy Rich Asians, which is in theaters TODAY! During our exclusive interview, Henry spoke about how he landed the lead role of Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, and how he actually had to hastily cut his honeymoon short to screen test for the role! Henry told JJ, “[Director Jon Chu] reached out and it was two questions. He said, ‘Will you read for me?’ I was like, ‘Of course!’ An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance [Wu], I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, ‘We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–’ They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer.” Click inside to read the full, exclusive interview with Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding… Henry Golding – Full Exclusive Interview JJ: Have you eaten at Din Tai Fung before? HENRY: I come religiously. Because we live in Singapore, around the corner of my house, I can walk to one in less than seven minutes. So me and my wife go a lot actually! JJ: Since you are part Asian, your taste buds must be nuanced. Do you favor one type of Asian Cuisine over another? HENRY: Thai food has been a big, consistent cuisine that we veer toward, then Chinese cuisine but Malaysian cuisine, where I’m from, is so mixed in cultures. There’s the Chinese, Indian, Malay, so it kind of encompasses all sorts of flavors [and] herbs. Singaporean and Malaysian food are some of the best foods in the world. JJ: What’s your favorite Asian food? Non Asian food? HENRY: A proper hearty pad thai. Like, big prawns or nice chunks of meat in there. And nothing beats steak and kidney pie with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s like my favorite comfort food. JJ: Have you ever cooked pad thai yourself? HENRY: (laughs) We have attempted in the past, and it’s the fact that you have to use a lot of sugar. There’s a tremendous amount of sugar in Asian food and usually when you’re cooking at home, you try to cut down on the salt and sugar intake, so it never tastes the same. We even get tamarind paste to make sure the fish sauce is right, but if you don’t use enough sugar, it just doesn’t have the same taste. (laughs) JJ: So is there a not a healthy version of pad thai that’s really good? HENRY: Not that I’ve come across. I’ve had plenty of disappointing pad thais! JJ: What was it like growing up in Malaysia? HENRY: I was born in Sarawak in Eastern Malaysia, so I’m from a tribal culture where my family would go into the jungle and harvest from the jungle. Or we would have rice fields. Or, one of the big things they grow is pepper and they would pick the pepper berries and dry them and sell them. It was always about running around in the jungle, chasing chickens, my brother bullying me, and finding things to entertain ourselves through the summers. JJ: Did you feel fully Malaysian even though you were half? Were you treated any differently? HENRY: As a kid, you don’t know what race was but I always knew my dad was obviously a white guy. It was only until I moved as a kid to England when I was about 9 or 10-years-old. There was obviously, back in those days, not a lot of immigration so racism was prevalent, especially in outer London. I was called everything under the sun from Ching to Packie to everything! Because kids just don’t understand, especially in those days. And I was like, “Hold on…” That was when I realized I was different, and I was like, “I’m seen as Asian in the UK, but I’m seen as a foreigner back in Malaysia. What are my ancestral roots?” and I chose to be proud of both! But up until now I’ve represented more with my Asian side. I’ve lived in Asia for the past eleven years now. When everybody was like, “That guy’s not Asian, like, he’s half Asian!”, thanks to question of ,“What is the litmus test of being able to claim that you’re Asian or being proud of your ancestry?” Is it the fact that you’re full-blooded but you’ve never been to Asia? Does that discount you as not being Asian enough? Or is it that you’re half-blooded but you’ve grown up in Asia, but genetically you’re not categorized as Asian? So there were so many questions and there’s never a right answer. It’s what you feel as a person, and what you identify with is the most important thing. What you take pride with in and the cultures that you embrace, that’s totally up to you. JJ: You’ve lived in Malaysia and New York. Would you ever live in L.A.? HENRY: Yeah! My wife and I have been thinking about moving here. Singapore at the moment is wonderful, we love it. This would bring me closer to work. Might be a bad thing, might be a good thing. But California seems to have brilliant weather. I’ve been sweating my balls off for the past ten years (laughs) in humidity which is ridiculous. So it would be nice to have this beautiful weather and go outside and be able to wear a jacket, and obviously, there’s a lot of freedom over here. JJ: Are there any Malaysian traditions that you still practice today? HENRY: Every year there’s a festival. It’s mainly for Sarawak, where I’m from, that the tribes celebrate the Gawai which is the end of rice harvest. So once everybody’s done with the rices to ripen, they thrash the rice, pick it up, and then they celebrate for a new year. And that’s how they would distinguish a new year–the harvest of rice was finished. The celebration was to clear the air, clear the spirits, a lot of drinking involved, a lot of merry-making and singing, and it’s still a practice today. They defined it around the end of May/beginning of June. JJ: They always say that birds sort of flock together. Do HAPA people attract other HAPA people? HENRY: I personally have more friends from all the different races, and so it’s not true. My wife’s half as well and so I can’t really get away from that (laughs). She’s Italian-Taiwanese. But I don’t have outrageous amounts of HAPA friends, and even the word HAPA was new to me. Like, we call it the Eur-Asian, but it’s like a Hawaiian word for half and half, well, half-race. JJ: Crazy Rich Asians. Did you get to read the book before you started? Have you been a fan before? HENRY: Mm! So I read the book just before [director Jon Chu] got in contact with me. JJ: How did you first hear about CRA? HENRY: I think it was back in 2013 or something ridiculous when Warner Bros. bought the rights to it and there was a big buzz in the Asian community, especially in Singapore and Asia because it’s about a Singaporean story. A lot of actors and good friends were like, “They’re going to make a massive film out of it! It’s going to be set in Singapore. Kevin Kwan wrote it.” I heard about it and was like, “Aw man, this is amazing!” but I was a presenter at the time so I was like, “Someone’s going to have a fantastic f–king time!” I didn’t even think about it to be me. And then, it wasn’t until the 11th hour that they had to choose the actor to be Nick Young, and [director Jon Chu] had seen literally every male Asian actor. He has this database which is ridiculous–everybody on tape–because everybody submitted for it! It was the catch of the century pretty much, especially for Asians, and my name got passed to him right at the last minute because he still didn’t believe that he had found someone who could represent this character thoughtfully and with realness. He reached out and it was two questions. He said, “Will you read for me?” I was like, “Of course!” An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance (Wu), I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, “We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–” They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer. JJ: Was there a scene that made you really nervous or really excited to shoot? HENRY: Everything with Michelle [Yeoh] was so exciting. Michelle is like the ultimate hero of everybody growing up, and she’s a fellow Malaysian as well, so it was that much more meaningful. We shared such beautiful and heartfelt scenes together. It really funnels her true drive for why she’s being so mean in the story. So, Michelle. Phenomenal. JJ: Are you friends with any real life crazy rich Asians? HENRY: To be honest, it’s a small community in Singapore and I don’t personally have close friends who are–I know of and are acquaintances with people from rich families. So I don’t have friends who whisk me off on private jets pretty much. I wish sometimes I did, but it’s sadly not the case. JJ: What’s something most people don’t know about Awkwafina? Have you seen her in Ocean’s 8 yet? HENRY: She is (laughs) everything you see on her Instagram – it’s exactly how she is in real life. How she commentates her stories is the exact thought process behind her every day. She’s one of the most entertaining human beings I’ve ever met, and one with such a big heart. I couldn’t speak anymore highly about her. She is blowing up right now! JJ: Do you have a favorite memory of her on set? HENRY: I came out first with Constance Wu for pre-production and slowly other people trickled in. The first to arrive was Nora! And I was like, “Oh you know, I’m going to welcome her. I’m sure she’s like out of place and I know the area really well since I used to live here. So I find out her room and knock on the door. I was like, “Hey! I’m Henry, I’m working on Crazy Rich Asians as well!” and she’s like, “Damn! They got some handsome assistant directors on this show!” (laughs). And I was like, “Oh, no… I’m playing Nick!” And she’s just like “Ohhhh”. (laughs) I’ll never forget that! JJ: Do you have any favorite Asian or Asian American actors and singers? HENRY: John Cho. Back in the day, Jason Scott Lee was the first real Hollywood leading man. He was the lead in so many big Hollywood movies–Enter The Dragon. But John Poseman breaking the boundaries when it comes to casting and acting like in this brilliant film coming out, Searching. And of course, Michelle [Yeoh], man. She’s had such an illustrious career but stayed so grounded and so humble and hardworking throughout the entire period. JJ: Have you always dreamed of becoming an actor? How did you get into presenting? HENRY: Mhm! I always knew that I would love to get into acting at some point. It was always in the back of my head, but I knew it would be at the right mental state or readiness I wanted to have lived and travelled and experienced as much as possible. And then when I was ready mentally I would get into it. And actually 3-4 years ago, I did a little semester and it was like a Meisner technique sort of a crash course. And I was like, “Wow, this year I’m going to dedicate the rest of this year doing some of my shorts and doing some films and stuff, and then I got offered a BBC gig called The Travel Show and I was like, “Well, it looks like fate has some other plans for me.” BBC is like the pinnacle of all journalism, so I was just like, “I’ve got to do this!” JJ: What was your first presenting/hosting gig? HENRY: I moved in 2008 to Malaysia. A show called The Quickie was a live magazine mish-mash of new music, what’s going on in the week, but it was twenty minutes every single night, live. Then I was on ESPN for Football Journalism which is a soccer show which highlighted the week’s football. And then, I started in travel shows with poor casting in Malaysia. I did like four or five seasons of travel shows; New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, and around Europe. And then, the BBC stuff happened and that was global, and then, Discovery Channel Asia. So I’ve had, like, a good extensive 7-8 years of hosting stuff. JJ: Did you acting agents and managers before Crazy Rich Asians or did you get signed afterwards? HENRY: I got signed afterward, yeah. Right now, especially with open ethnicity being discussed, there’s more chances and that they’re realizing now that people have stories to tell, and that’s what’s more important than being an outrageously handsome guy or the blond haired, blue eyes. That’s not what’s pulling in tickets anymore, it’s about having that je ne sais quoi–that aura that gravitas, and people are finding that elsewhere. Look at Timothee Chamelet–he’s phenomenal! But he’s not the traditionally handsome, tall beefcake kind of dude. But f–k can he act, you know? Stuff like that, I love. JJ: What would you say to an aspiring Asian-American actor or actress who might want to get into the business? HENRY: Put yourself out there. Prepare yourself by being proactive. There’s no use waiting for a role to come when you create a role. Create the stories with your friends. Start, write a script. Don’t wait. That’s what I’ve learned is that you cannot wait on your ass for something to be handed to you. You gotta work for it. You gotta put the idea in front of someone, and for them to say, “Oh s–t, actually this could work!” You never know. So just stay sharp and just be prepared for when it does break. And when it comes, work hard. Opportunities don’t come fast and quick. JJ: Your wife is a presenter as well. Is she on the same track as you, presenting until she is ready to become an actor? Do you think she’ll make a transition to acting as well? HENRY: She’s very happy not being an actor. She did a little bit of acting in Singapore–she didn’t like it. So she’s probably happy for me to do that (laughs)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 15th, 2018

Robert Rodriguez Says He Cast Rose McGowan In Grindhouse To SPITE Harvey Weinstein — And The Movie Got "Buried" Because Of Her!

We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her — by casting her in his [...] We've heard lots of stories over the past couple weeks from women Harvey Weinstein scared into silence. But what would have happened if they fought back? Video: Rose McGowan's Powerful Speech At The Detroit Women's Convention According to Robert Rodriguez, he did try to help Rose McGowan beat Harvey's "blacklisting" of her -- by casting her in his Weinstein Company-funded film Grindhouse. In fact, in an official essay for Variety, he reveals the plot of his half of the throwback double feature with Quentin Tarantino was inspired by her story, something he could never talk about before: "I have not previously discussed what I knew about the 1997 incident that Rose suffered in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. I never wanted to do anything that jeopardized a legal settlement she entered into with Harvey Weinstein. Now that she's able to tell her story, I want to provide an account of what I knew, when I knew it, and what I did about it." Rodriguez says he first learned of her "blacklisting" at Cannes in 2005, when she explained to him why she hadn't auditioned for Sin City. She told him the whole story of the assault -- and the subsequent legal action: "Rose told me that all she could do at the time was to get Harvey Weinstein to donate money to an abused women's shelter and in return she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that forbade her from talking about the horrific violation without being sued, and that she shouldn't even be telling me. To add insult to injury, she told me that she was blacklisted from even auditioning for any Weinstein movies." That's when the director got PISSED -- and decided to go renegade: "I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to 70's exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads. I wanted her to have a starring role in a big movie to take her OFF the blacklist, and the best part is that we would have Harvey's new Weinstein Company pay for the whole damn thing." But they got to throw it in Harvey's face sooner than they were expecting: "Just as I finished telling Rose this, I saw Harvey walking around the party! I called Harvey over to our table, and as soon as he got close enough to see that I was sitting with Rose, his face dropped and went ghostly white. I said, "Hey Harvey, this is Rose McGowan. I think she's amazing and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie." Harvey then dribbled all over himself in the most over the top performance I'd ever seen as he gushed, "Oh she's wonderful, oh she's amazing, oh she's fantastic, oh she's so talented… You two should definitely work together." And then he skittered off. I knew right then that every word Rose told me was true, you could see it all over his face." They made the film, a star-studded, strangely meta movie that played like two '70s B movies, complete with fake trailers for other movies made by friends like Eli Roth and Edgar Wright. It was crazy and long and ahead of its time -- and Rose is spectacular in it. Unfortunately it completely tanked at the box office. Rodriguez still believes Harvey's vendetta against Rose is what kept the movie from even being given a fighting chance with a proper ad campaign, etc. He explains: "But because of the NDA Rose told me she had signed, at Rose's request I had to keep it quiet from everyone until now as to why we were even making that film together, especially Harvey. We knew that strategically we couldn't rub it in his face why we were REALLY doing this movie, because then he'd just bury the movie, not sell it well, and everyone would lose. To our horror, Harvey buried our movie anyway, and because we did not want to risk getting sued, we never spoke publicly about the matter... I am still haunted and disillusioned that after all the good intentions, immense pain and struggle Rose and I and so many talented people went through to make the film, that Harvey Weinstein won in the end by burying the movie just because Rose was the lead actress." Robert wishes they could have spoken about the inspiration of the film, the fight behind the scenes before now. And he hopes this new conversation will change things in Hollywood and other businesses: "It's been really difficult to admit and come to terms that the NDA handcuffs forced us to needlessly jump through hoops that today would have been unnecessary because of Rose's fearlessness to speak out, despite the consequences. I hope that new legislation will result in NDAs to be legally null and void in situations where rape and assault have been committed and where power is so unequally distributed." Hear, hear! "Looking back over the years, I have wondered if I would have made the same choices, knowing the bleak outcome. We all suffered greatly on the film, and the journey ended up costing us all more than we ever bargained for. For me personally, it cost me my marriage of 16 years, my family, a large dose of sanity, and for years I have grappled with the sobering idea that maybe I made a grave error in standing up at all, when no one was even asking me to." OK, we have to stop right there -- was it really the movie failing at the box office that cost you your marriage, Robert? Or did dating your star do it? In case you didn't know, Robert and Rose went public with their relationship when the movie came out -- immediately after news of his split with his wife, Elizabeth Avellan, hit. Photos: 10 Movies That Ruined Celebrity Relationships Not the point, we know, but gotta be honest here. Anyway, go on: "I know that's not the message I'd ever want to send out, but it's been hard to justify something that now is clear was a lose/lose situation from the get-go, and that in the end failed and simply caused more damage. The reason I'm saying this is because it's very clear to me now that when someone does what Harvey Weinstein did, the devastation goes far beyond predator and victim. These past few weeks have given me new clarity and hope by seeing the tide finally turn, seeing Harvey finally on the run, and seeing all the brave women who have come forth with their own shocking and distressing stories of abuse. Since I've seen a distinct lack of stories coming from men who may have tried to do the right thing, I wanted to come forth to say that no matter the consequences, no matter how far you have to stick your neck out, no matter what you have to lose, that we must fight the good fight. Everyone has to make a stand and take action." Damn right they do! Because two against the world isn't enough. This fight needs to be ALL of us against them. [Image via Z. Tomaszewski/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 27th, 2017

Ben Stiller & Daugther Ella Join Adam Driver & "The Meyerowitz Stories" Cast at NYC Premiere - Watch Trailer!

Ben Stiller is all smiles as he brings along his 15-year-old daughter Ella as his plus-one for the premiere of his latest film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) held at the 2017 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Centeron Sunday (October 1) in New York City. The 51-year-old actor was [...] Ben Stiller is all smiles as he brings along his 15-year-old daughter Ella as his plus-one for the premiere of his latest film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) held at the 2017 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Centeron Sunday (October 1) in New York City. The 51-year-old actor was also joined by his co-stars Adam Driver, Grace Van Patten, Elizabeth Marvel, Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie, Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa, director Noah Baumbach and his girlfriend Greta Gerwig. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) follows an estranged family as they gather together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. The flick premieres on Netflix on October 13 – Watch the trailer below! The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) | Official Trailer.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 2nd, 2017