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Honolulu (AP) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" forced Michael Egan III into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 in the late 1990s. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory. "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan's new movie is about to open in a few weeks," said Marty Singer, who said he is not related to the director. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is set for release May 23. It has an all-star cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart. It's the »
- Oskar Garcia (AP)
While it wasn't quite the Adele Dazeem moment John Travolta dropped at the Oscars, Jessica Alba's pronunciation of Zac Efron's name as he accepted Best Shirtless Performance at the MTV Movie Awards was... Interesting. Instead of eff-ron, Alba said something that sounded a lot more like Zac Eef-ron. Which isn't right? Jessica? You know? Still, it could have been worse. Alba could have dropped one of the following pronunciations: 1. Zac Afron 2. Zac Akon ...
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Tired of taking the subway? Hate the hassle of flying coach? Celebrities who live in mansions would never be caught dead on public transportation, which is why they’re spending millions on pimped out rides all their own. We’re talking the luxurious jets, yachts and Maybachs (on bachs on bachs) that successfully transport the likes of Paris Hilton and Patrick Dempsey from Point A to Point B.
If you’re like McDreamy or John Travolta, you probably like to kick things up a notch — things being speed and/or altitude. But if you have as many Academy Awards as director Steven Spielberg, you’ll simply want to spend $200 million on a fully staffed yacht and call it a day. But it’s not only what kinds of transportation the stars buy, it’s the ridiculous and expensive things they do to them. Take Dallas Mavericks owner »
- Emily Exton
It's wedding season so that means we're asking the tough questions: how would you react if a famous face showed up at your wedding? Well, quite a few lucky couples got to find out when stars like Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, and even Queen Elizabeth II made surprise appearances at their nuptials over the years. Keep reading to see which A-listers have popped up during regular folks' big days. Source: Maidenhead Advertiser Brad Pitt Brad Pitt sort of crashed Abi and Daniel Lingwood's wedding September 2013 when he showed up at a hotel bar in Buckinghamshire, England, on Friday and ran into the newlyweds. The bride thought her husband was joking when he spotted him in the hotel, and the two couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask him for a photo. The actor is filming his latest film, Fury, nearby. Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien showed up at the Atlanta wedding »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
The Crimson Field won the battle of the dramas on Sunday night for BBC One, according to overnight data.
Oona Chaplin's period drama attracted 6.1 million (26.1%) viewers at 9pm for its debut episode. Earlier, Countryfile topped the ratings overall with 7.1m (32.6%) at 7pm.
Antiques Roadshow appealed to 5.7m (24.7%) at 8pm, while Match of the Day 2 scored 2.4m (17.5%) at 10.35pm.
On ITV, Endeavour rose by around 700,000 viewers from last week to 5.1m (21.9%) at 8pm (370k/1.8% on +1). Earlier, Catchphrase puzzled 3.7m (18.2%) at 6.45pm (293k/1.3%) and Off Their Rockers returned with 2.4m (17.5%) at 10.35pm (302k/1.3%).
BBC Two's Border Country gathered 989k (4.3%) at 8pm, followed by the finale of Louis Theroux's La Stories with 1.6m (6.8%) at 9pm. Coverage from the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain attracted 2.4m (15.3%) at 10pm.
Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan tried to snap a record-breaking selfie at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. Unfortunately for the hosts, none of their buddies were quite famous enough. Too chicken to approach legend George Strait, country's BFFs turned to other stars sitting front and center at the McM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jason Aldean was deemed "not big enough." Shelton and Bryan considered including Tim McGraw but quickly dubbed the 15-time Acm winner "boooooring!" And Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert wasn't even in her seat to join in on the fun. »
- Michele Corriston
Jesse Eisenberg takes on his most challenging role since Mark Zuckerberg in Richard Ayoade's The Double, playing a lonely everyman whose life is gradually destroyed by the arrival of a charismatic doppelgänger.
Inspired by Eisenberg's powerhouse dual performance, Digital Spy has taken a look back over 9 more actors who excelled at doubling up.
Had Duncan Jones not found exactly the right leading man in Sam Rockwell, his remarkable debut feature would likely never have worked. Astronaut Sam Bell is nearing the end of his three-year work contract on the moon, but everything he believed about his mission begins to change when he discovers an unconscious doppelgänger outside his base. It's both a top-notch sci-fi drama and a compelling exploration of loneliness, and Rockwell grounds all of the film's twists in emotional reality.
Jeremy Irons as Beverly Mantle and Elliot Mantle »
Chances are good for an aca-awesome episode of “Saturday Night Live”, with host Anna Kendrick appearing for the first time. And since Pharrell Williams is musical guest, there’s an equal likelihood that you might feel “Happy” while watching. But all puns inside, all things are aligned for a fun episode of the show to follow up a strong outing last week. Kendrick has a winning personality, seems game for anything, and can shine equally with both the men and women of the cast. Will the show live up to expectations? That’s for the weekly “SNL” liveblog to decide. As always, I’ll be grading each segment as it airs. As always, this approach will send a small portion of you into a frenzy. As always, I love you all enough to join you in singing “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” at a national singing competition anyways. See »
- Ryan McGee
There you are, John Travolta! It's been a while since the world got a glimpse of the actor—of course, his last appearance being that infamous moment at the Oscars when he accidentally introduced Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem." Woops! Alas, Travolta has resurfaced since the buzzed-about incident when he hit the red carpet for the Silver Springs International Film Festival with wife Kelly Preston. The star flashed his pearly whites with a big smile while rocking an all-black outfit and showing off a fairly new look with his goatee. Although Menzel admits the name-slip threw her off her game for a few seconds before hitting the Oscars stage, the actress says she and Travolta are »
The king of love ballads and his wife are no longer singing the same tune. Richard Marx, 50, the pop singer behind romantic '80s and '90s hits like "Right Here Waiting," and "Hold On to the Nights," has announced that he and his wife, actress and singer Cynthia Rhodes, 57, are splitting, People confirms. The couple have been separated since July and are in the process of divorcing after 25 years of marriage, his rep tells People. The announcement was initially made on Friday's episode of Katie. "Well, you're back on the market," Katie Couric said. "How are you feeling about dating? »
- Gillian Telling
A boy, a girl, the breaking surf, some fumbled attempts at automobile lovin’, a hand-jive contest, a lycra-clad makeover, and a dozen of the greatest songs you’ve ever heard. With those raw ingredients, I present the latest installment of EW’s Summer Blockbuster month. Because we are “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, the first movie musical on this list takes the No. 18 slot. So let me tell you about it, studs.
We live in times fueled by a collective passion for nostalgia. Well before our nostalgia covered up a national snarkiness, though, Grease set the template with its saucy yet »
- Lanford Beard
Let it goatee! John Travolta made his first official appearance after his epic "Adele Dazeem" flub at the Oscars last month, on Thursday, April 3, rocking a rather interesting patch of facial hair on his chin. The 60-year-old actor was joined by wife Kelly Preston at the inaugural Silver Springs International Film Festival in Ocala, Fla., where the two presented a toast to the aduience. With the Idina Menzel incident behind him, Travolta looked carefree and happy at the event, sporting a groomed goatee. The Grease actor's trimmed, [...] »
Idina Menzel may not have been upset over John Travolta's infamous Adele Dazeem Oscars flub, but the 42-year-old singer has revealed that the mispronunciation of her name as she got ready to perform "Let It Go" from Frozen did throw her nevertheless. "For like eight seconds because I had done this whole preparation to make sure that I was really in my body and didn't get nervous," Menzel told Savannah Guthrie on Thursday's Today. "So I was picturing my son Walker and I thought, 'Let me sing it to him like we do in the bathtub and make sure I breathe'...and then [Travolta] said my name like that and I was like, 'Did that just happen?'" she continued. "Then the »
Letting it go is her motto these days, after all. Idina Menzel has opened up once again about John Travolta's unfortunate Adele Dazeem Oscars flub. The Frozen actress admitted she definitely heard it backstage, which threw her for a loop just seconds before performing for millions. "I heard it, I did," Menzel, 42, told Today's Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, April 3. "I don't want to keep saying it because I don't want him to feel worse or anything, because he sent lots of apologies and everything that [...] »
“Saturday Night Live” host Anna Kendrick has enjoyed an eventful start to 2014 — particularly the awards season — which she partially recounted to Seth Meyers on Tuesday's “Late Night.” First, at the Grammys, Kendrick co-presented with “SNL” musical guest Pharrell Williams and his now-famous hat, which she somehow didn't even notice until the Twitter explosion that followed. “I think in person it just doesn't seem that big,” Kendrick told the Studio 8G crowd. See video: Seth Meyers Stages ‘Late Night’ Intervention for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Kendrick also presented at the Oscars, and thus was in the audience for John Travolta's. »
- Tony Maglio
There's undeniable chemistry between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - in fact, it's electrifying - in the chart-topping, dancefloor-filling, feelgood musical romance between two star-crossed lovers at a 1950s California high school. She's a good girl who has to play bad to land a bad boy who's really quite good. The perfect soundtrack to happy days - and, uh, summer nights. »
New York – At a time when the majority of Broadway musicals are repackaged movies, processed jukebox assemblies or time-tested revivals, any original contemporary adult work deserves to be applauded for its ambition. But If/Then earns applause primarily for Idina Menzel. The Tony-winning uber-belter returns after a decade-long absence, galvanizing her enduring Wicked fan base but also riding high from her voice work in Disney's Frozen, her mega-selling empowerment anthem "Let It Go," and the insta-meme phenomenon of John Travolta mangling her name at the Oscars. The good news is that the erstwhile
- David Rooney
Filmmaking is an innately collaborative process: the director is normally the creative face the public get to see, but behind that you have producers keeping studios happy, writers trying to give something meaning and catering staff dealing with obnoxious actors. Everyone’s important.
Until the film is a success, at least.
If the critics adore it or audiences just can’t enough, the director is immediately ascended to the level of genius, maybe bringing a heavily-involved actor along for the ride. Awards notice occasionally give the smaller players a chance to shine, but for the most part it’s an individual heaped with praise for the group’s work.
Likewise, when a film fails, you can guarantee it’ll all be made out to be the fault of one person. More often than not the director’s the unlucky one, but the honour can realistically fall on anyone »
- Alex Leadbeater
Nick Frost had a deep, dark secret: He liked to dance. Or he wanted to like to dance. One night, after a few drinks, he pecked out a movie idea in an email to his longtime producer, Nira Park, then went to bed. She called him the next morning to say how much she liked his idea about a shy, average-looking guy who resurrects his childhood passion for salsa dancing in order to woo his beautiful new boss (Rashida Jones) away from her doucheboat boyfriend (Chris O’Dowd).
“I think I’d always been a massive fan of Strictly Ballroom, »
- Jeff Labrecque
The 'Pulp Fiction' star had called the 'Let It Go' hitmaker "Adele Dazeem", which sparked off series of jokes on the social media, the New York Daily News reported.
Menzel said that Travolta was really gracious and sent her a "gorgeous email" and they are friends with each other, as everything is cool between them.
The 42-year-old singer said that the faux pas threw her for a minute, but she just got back on track and reminded herself where she was and added that she. »
- Leon David
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