6 items from 2017
By Glenn Dunks
Alison Maclean is not a prolific filmmaker. While her resume is littered with TV (Sex and the City, The Tudors), music videos (Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”) and short films (the superb domestic horror Kitchen Sink, and a segment in Subway Tales), films are few and far between. Her third feature is The Rehearsal and if its release feels awfully quiet then you can probably thank the near 20-year gap between feature projects and her return to her native New Zealand with a thorny film about tricky subject matter and written with a sense of ambiguous mystery.
My knowledge of New Zealand cinema is by far not as thorough as Australian film, but Maclean’s Crush is perhaps my favourite from there that isn’t Heavenly Creatures or The Piano. It is a film rife for rediscovery, not least of all for the delicious performance by Marcia Gay Harden »
- Glenn Dunks
Will Channel 5 really axe the Aussie soap? We still need its sunny disposition – especially those of us who have invested 31 years in Ramsay Street
Is Channel 5 really thinking of axing Neighbours? Reading the news broke my heart. I have watched Neighbours religiously since I can remember, and it just would not seem right if it were no longer aired in the UK. After 31 years (22 of them on BBC1) the Australian soap is one of the staples of British life.
Neighbours is not just a TV programme, it is a tradition that stretches across four decades and all the world’s continents – 7,563 episodes, watched in more than 60 countries, viewing figures of 19.1m in the UK for Scott and Charlene’s wedding (surely, the wedding of the 20th century), and the creator of too many stars to mention (Kylie, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Delta Goodrem, Jesse Spencer and Natalie Imbruglia, for starters »
- Maya Hattenstone
Nicole Kidman just revealed she was once engaged to rocker Lenny Kravitz, telling The Edit that she was quietly betrothed to the father of her Big Little Lies costar Zoë Kravitz years ago. The actress and musician dated in 2003, and People covered their under-the-radar romance in this vintage cover story below:
One thing you can say for Nicole Kidman: The woman knows how to keep a secret. Throughout the summer, the Oscar-winning actress dismissed inquiries of a romance with rocker Lenny Kravitz with “we’re-just-friends” denials. Yes, she was renting his apartment, but please don’t get the wrong idea. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Kate Hudson is the latest celebrity to take a dance class from a group of kids, and we're thinking it should really become a mainstream trend. The actress stopped by The Late Late Show on Tuesday, where she learned some new moves during a segment called "Toddlerography." Kate and host James Corden slipped into some fab athletic gear as they did some interpretive dance moves to Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn." Not only does the mother of two look completely at ease as she interacts with the adorable kids, but her moves (and abs) are pretty impressive. It's not like we expected anything less, though. Related:Jenna Dewan Tatum and James Corden Dancing to Sia With Toddlers Will Instantly Make Your Day »
- Kelsie Gibson
James Corden can't keep up with Kate Hudson. After taking classes with Jason Derulo, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Gwyneth Paltrow in previous episodes, the Late Late Show host premiered another installment of "Toddlerography" Tuesday. "I know you think you're in shape, but these instructors are going to beat you down," Corden warned Hudson, a lifelong dancer, during their pre-class warm-up stretch. "These instructors are a nightmare, Ok? They made Dwayne Johnson cry—'The Rock!' They made 'The Rock' cry!" As Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" played, Corden and Hudson did their best to mimic the toddlers' moves. Hudson's training worked to her advantage, as »
The fitness-loving actress joined host James Corden for an intense workout run by a group of toddlers.
“I know you think you’re in shape but these instructors are going to beat you down,” Corden told Hudson. “These instructors are a nightmare. They made Dwayne Johnson cry, The Rock. They made The Rock cry.”
So the gang got to work, dancing to the ‘90s classic, Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.”
Hudson wore a white cut-off top with colorful leggings and a pink headband, fully committing to the silly moves as she leapt her way around the room.
In the end, all the »
6 items from 2017
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