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Livin' la dolce vita! Richard Gere hit the town this week with his rumored new girlfriend, Alejandra Silva, squiring her to the 61st Annual Taormina Film Festival in Taormina, Sicily. The duo attended the Shiseido and Vanity Fair Gala Dinner together on June 17, and were also photographed looking affectionate at the beach on the Italian island on June 20. Gere, 65, was in Taormina to accept an award at the annual film fest, which brought stars including Patricia Arquette, Ellen Pompeo, and Rupert Everett to Sicily. Prior to stepping [...] »
The latest retail reality show is far too dependent on the phoney drama that often afflicts the genre – and fails to make use of its biggest asset, former Dragon’s Den inhabitant, Hilary Devey
‘I wish everyone on the show was really nice and relatable, and that each hour-long episode was all about the task” is what nobody who watches The Apprentice has ever thought or said. Still, in the spirit of plucky entrepreneurship, that hasn’t stopped the makers of Running the Shop (Channel 4), who have taken the least interesting aspects of The Apprentice, added a twist on Undercover Boss by letting the employees take over the shop, and topped it off with one of the old Dragons from Dragons’ Den, who attempts to do a Mary Queen of Shops on the whole messy concoction.
Hilary Devey, magnificent of face and shoulder pads, kicks off the series with Taskers, »
- Rebecca Nicholson
We've got more logos for you! Steve is busy walking the floor at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas and just sent in images for War of the Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is returning to helm the upcoming installment and he'll also pen the script with Mark Bomback as well. We don't have an official synopsis yet, but Reeves told us that War will be "about [Caesar] becoming the seminal figure for ape history." Burton began shooting the big screen adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel in February. Asa Butterfield leads as Jacob, a teen who follows clues to a mysterious island and finds the title location in ruins. Jacob explores the abandoned building and soon discovers "its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers." Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children »
- Perri Nemiroff
Inspector Gadget's finest hours really lie in the cartoon series of the 1980s. The subsequent late 1990s live action movie cast Matthew Broderick and Rupert Everett, and whilst the film was a decent box office hit, the movie wasn't much cop. At all. A direct to DVD sequel then followed a few years later, which cast French Stewart in the lead role, before Disney seemed to (thankfully) lose interest.
Until now, at least. Dan Lin, one of the producers of The Lego Movie, is bringing Inspector Gadget back to the big screen, and Disney is backing the project. It'll be a live action film again, although at this stage we don't know who is writing it, who is directing it, or who is set to play Inspector Gadget. Er, so we've »
Sony Pictures and China Film Co. Ltd. are developing a Chinese remake of the romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and setting it for release in China on Valentine’s Day 2016.
The film will star Shu Qi (“Gone With The Bullets”), Feng Shaofeng (“Wolf Totem”), Song Qian (“My New Sassy Girl”) and Ye Qing (“Man of Tai Chi”). Alexi Tan (“Blood Brothers”) will direct and produce with his company, Play Productions.
Shooting is set to begin in late July in London, Italy and Beijing.
The remake will center on a pair of journalists — male and female — who have grown up together as best friends. The man falls in love with a wealthy Chinese girl who has been studying in the U.K, and asks his »
- Dave McNary
McCoy is pregnant and so is currently unable to reprise her role of Milady on the BBC drama.
However, a BBC spokesperson has confirmed to Digital Spy that the actress is in talks to return to the show at a later date.
"We are delighted for Maimie and wish her well through her pregnancy," they said. "We very much hope she may come back as Milady in the latter half of series 3 and are in discussions with her to that effect."
It is currently unclear how many episodes McCoy will miss as a result of her pregnancy.
It is Ve Day and the two young princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) are "completely cheesed" at being locked away in a "ghastly mausoleum" (that is to say, Buckingham Palace) when the rest of Britain is celebrating. They somehow persuade daddy and mummy (a stuttering Rupert Everett as George VI about to give his king's speech and a clucking Emily Watson as Queen Elizabeth) to allow them out to celebrate "incognito" with the rest of the London crowds. »
Fans of The Musketeers - meet your new villain.
Everett has been cast as Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron - illegitimate brother to Louis Xiii (Ryan Gage) and the corrupt Governor of Paris.
The Musketeers creator Adrian Hodges will not return as showrunner for the third series, with Simon Ashford and Simon Allen serving as lead writers and Matthew Bird (Fortitude, Death in Paradise) joining as producer.
New episodes have been shooting in Prague since April. »
My Best Friend’s Wedding and Shrek 2 star to play a corrupt politician in swashbuckling historical drama
Rupert Everett is joining the cast of swashbuckling drama The Musketeers as a corrupt politician.
The star will play King Louis Xviii’s illegitimate brother Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron, the corrupt governor of Paris, in the third series of the show.
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- Press Association
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
It is 1945 and King George VI (Rupert Everett) and his wife (Emily Watson), the future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, are deciding whether to let their teenage daughters go out to celebrate Ve Day. Princess Margaret, aged 14 (Bel Powley), announces that she is "completely cheesed" at being stuck in Buckingham Palace. It is her sister, Princess Elizabeth, aged 19, the future Queen of England (played regally by Sarah Gadon), who finally gets their permission ("Orf you go!"). »
Have I Got Election News for You was Friday's (May 8) highest rated show outside of soaps.
Hosted by Jo Brand, the topical panel show was seen by an average audience of 4.49 million (21.9%) at 9.30pm.
It was preceded by Question Time Election Special with 3.16 million (15.4%) from 8.30pm.
Over on ITV, Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis was seen by 2.56 million (13%) at 8pm, while Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones picked up an average audience of 2.21 million (10.8%) at 9pm.
BBC Two's evening began with 770k (4.2%) for Iolo's Great Welsh Parks at 7pm, followed by 910k (4.8%) for The Cenotaph - Highlights at 7.30pm.
The story of May's transformation into 'The Cavalry' is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales.
As Skye learns more about her heritage from Lincoln, the truth sends her in a new direction.
Graham is joined this week by comedian Miranda Hart as she talks about her role in the upcoming action flick Spy. Soon to be starring in romantic drama A Royal Night Out, Rupert Everett also takes to the sofa, as well as Greg Davies.
Eurovision hopefuls Electro Velvet will be on stage to perform their song 'Still In Love With You' ahead of the contest later this month.
The Blacklist: Sky Living, 9pm
The detective thriller is ramping up the tension as Red is left fighting for his life, pleading with Liz to »
Today marks the anniversary of Ve Day, May 8 1945, when the forces of good defeated Nazi tyranny and the British Army helped teach Hitler a lesson for pointing those giant arrows at us in Dad’s Army. Seventy years ago even Princess Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) was out on the tiles, doing whatever the royal equivalent of selfies was (one-sies?) and cutting loose with her future subjects for the one and only time. At least, that’s the premise for A Royal Night Out. Liberties have been taken with some of the facts, but, as this new featurette shows, real-life events served as inspiration for this alt-fairy tale. brightcove.createExperiences();On princess duties alongside Maps To The Stars actress Gadon is Bel Powley as the flighty, effervescent Margaret. The pair are given a night's pass by King George (Rupert Everett) and the future Queen Mother (Emily Watson), on condition that they’re »
Her Majesty the Queen may very well be amused by A Royal Night Out, only because it deviates so far from what might plausibly have happened on Ve night, 1945, when she and Princess Margaret celebrated the end of the war in Europe among the commoners on the streets of London. Director Julian Jarrold makes no bones about the fact-less, fancy-freeness of it all, turning a royal anecdote into a screwball comedy of sorts, but where's the punchline?
Up-and-coming Canadian actress Sarah Gadon is a dead ringer for the future monarch "Lilibet" and she imbues her with the requisite youthful whimsy as she yearns to be among the people on this most special night - before the burden of having to rule over them. But Jarrold (Kinky Boots, »
“Why have a ballroom with no balls?” trilled Princess Anna in Disney’s 2013 smash “Frozen,” voicing the social (and perhaps sexual) yearnings of any number of repressed, restless princesses in the fairy-tale universe — as well as, if the delightful “A Royal Night Out” is to be believed, the young Queen Elizabeth II herself. Imagining the alternately raucous and romantic exploits of the future English monarch and her sister Margaret as they are let loose upon London for one wild night of Victory in Europe celebrations, Julian Jarrold’s brightly performed exercise in speculative history scores as a frothier, more feminine bookend to “The King’s Speech” — though it’s no less engaging or accomplished. With public interest in British princessdom at a convenient high due to a certain new arrival, this glossy Lionsgate release (less coincidentally timed to capitalize on Ve Day’s 70th anniversary) should ride a dual wave of topicality to royal B. »
- Guy Lodge
UK Eurovision hopefuls Electro Velvet will make their TV debut on The Graham Norton Show.
The appearance will serve as a dress rehearsal for the duo, before they head out to Vienna for this year's contest.
Eurovision Song Contest 2015: The ultimate guide - The finalists so far
The duo will perform 'Still in Love with You' on the popular chat show on Friday, May 8 at 10.35pm.
The response to Electro Velvet's entry was undeniably mixed when it was unveiled to the public by Scott Mills in March.
They will face competition from Australia at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as they've been invited to perform in celebration of the competition's 60th anniversary. »
Leslye Headland grabs the remote and rewinds. "Wait, something is really interesting here," she says, "because I think they may have used the F-word. It’s huge!" We're watching the beloved yet divisive 1997 rom-com classic My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Headland is right: Julia Roberts (as lovelorn protagonist Julianne) dropped the expletive while explaining why her friend George (Rupert Everett) — now posing as her fiancé — has swooped down to accompany her to the big wedding. “He just came in for a few hours," said Julianne, "to, uh, fuck me.” We scream. What we have here is not just an F-bomb, but the kind that implies actual sex. It's all a little bit scandalous — not that Headland should be blushing, since her films aren't afraid of F-bombs in the least. In her directorial debut Bachelorette, Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, and Isla Fisher played some very-r-rated bridesmaids; Headland's new film Sleeping »
- Lindsey Weber
It's Not So Bad is a new feature on HitFix where a brave, stupid writer defends an unpopular pop culture subject. Every Madonna fan -- or every Madonna fan worth knowing -- has a bone or two to pick with the woman herself, and that's the way it should be. One of Madonna's primary functions as a pop culture phenomenon is agitator, and I was sufficiently agitated with her Britney lip-lock (because Britney is no Madonna heir, as we've now long understood), her "Hard Candy" album (because Timbaland and Justin Timberlake were her most uninspired choices as collaborators), and the leaden self-seriousness of her Mdna tour (because leaden self-seriousness is not very danceable). Otherwise I'm on board with her impish immortality and obvious potential as a standup comic. I'll always love Madonna. She's like if Marlene Dietrich were an American Gladiator. Thanks to her explosive kiss with Drake at Coachella this weekend, »
- Louis Virtel
Tim Burton has gathered another wonderful cast for his big screen version of the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and Thn have witnessed the incredible set in Cornwall and have a few shots from the setup, which has all been created for this adaptation.
Renamed Peregrine’S Home For Peculiars, and with a screenplay by Jane Goldman, it stars Dame Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Ella Wahlestedt, Chris O’Dowd with Eva Green in the lead role, the film follows teenager Jacob, who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.
As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive…
The set already »
- Dan Bullock
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