Inauspiciously, the film begins with a prologue set in the late 1990s, as frizzy-haired British grade schooler Noni (India Jean-Jacques) delivers a beautiful a cappella rendition of Nina Simone’s “Blackbird” at a talent competition. She winds up in second place, but is ordered to smash the offending trophy by her tart-tongued, council-flat stage mom (Minnie Driver), who asks, “Do you wanna be a runner-up, or do you want to be a winner?” Harsh, maybe, but it sure worked out well
With this week's release of based-on-a-true-story feel-good drama Million Dollar Arm, Digital Spy takes a look at the ten best baseball movies.
1. Eight Men Out (1988)
John Sayles' 1988 drama tackles Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, in which eight underpaid members of the Chicago White Sox (including 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson) conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series. Sayles' terrific script perfectly captures the time and place and does a superb job of dramatising several elements of a complex story, with impressive attention to detail.
Very much an ensemble piece, the eclectic cast includes John Cusack (as
One of the 'Thriller' hitmaker's fan took to Twitter saying that Jackson's lovechild story was starting to feel like a hoax, while another user wondered when all the drama surrounding the singer was going to end, the Mirror reported.
Another social media user said that why would Jackson, who loved kids, wouldn't claim his own son but had Debbie Rowe carry two of his children.
Brandon Howard, the son of singer Mika Howard, whom Joe Jackson represented back in 1980s, underwent paternity tests which reportedly.
They say mother and father know best, but when it comes to the business dealings of some of the world’s biggest stars, are parents always the best people to control millions of dollars? Certain stars seem to think so. From Scarlett Johansson to Lindsay Lohan and Beyoncé, plenty of Hollywood’s elite opts to hire within, recruiting mom or dad as their business manager. But what happens when they have some major mommy or daddy issues? D-r-a-m-a.
Macauly Culkin famously emancipated himself from his parents and “retired” from acting, after feeling beholden to father-manager, Kit, who was rumored to have mismanaged his funds. Aaron Carter fired his momager, Jane, in 2003 and quickly ordered a full audit of his earnings following accusations that she had pocketed nearly $100,000, while Leighton Meester was embroiled in lawsuits with her mother and former manager, Constance, during the height of her Gossip Girl stardom.
Dept. of Monsterology: ”Ofﬁcially, it’s the Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena. But to the rest of the students and staff at the Dunsany College, bafﬂed by the cloak of secrecy that surrounds the Department and its affairs, it has another, more dismissive, name: The Department of Monsterology. Funded by the mysterious Hampton Foundation, the Dept. operates several ﬁeld teams that roam the globe on extended research expeditions.
Their brief: to investigate the dark and unexplored corners of our world – the places we’ve forgotten, lost or believe to be mythical. And to study those things that may still be lurking there.
Paul: Really! Me too Craigy.
Me: You think you might be able to to get us there next year?
Paul: I don’t see why not. Lets do this!
The above (rough) conversation I had with our legendary leader around November last year during a meeting with a couple of close friends. What the fuck were we thinking… well, that really translates to the following:
Me: Fancy fucking off to San Diego on a lads holiday to laugh at people?
Paul: Damn right. I’m getting pissed though.
Me: I expect nothing less.
Paul: I wear tight tops and purple socks. That okay?
Me: Yeah. Whatever floats your boat matey. Besides I have Scarface trainers (that’s sneakers for our American friends). I think that’s as stylish as I get.
I’ll just start by acknowledging the usually unacknowledged and gush for a moment at how beautifully shot and edited this episode of Teen Wolf was. There is obviously some incredible talent behind the scenes of this show and they just keep outdoing themselves. One of the nicest perks of being a Teen Wolf viewer – besides the eye candy – is getting to see them continually try new things with the medium – angles, color treatments, etc. The look of the show is always evolving, yet it maintains a sense of continuity (i.e. you don’t even notice that they moved from Atlanta to La) that makes the narrative even stronger.
However, despite the narrative on this episode being a bit weaker then we
Sure, we've all been thinking it. Suri Cruise, when will you start pulling your own weight? Itty bitty high heels don't grow on trees, ya know.
Suri, daughter to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is at the ripe age of six, which in celeb child years means she's nearly ready to carry her own mortgage. Drew Barrymore, who herself is the daughter of a Hollywood family, had a film under her belt by age four, and starred in E.T. at seven. If Suri were Shirley Temple, she'd already have an Oscar sitting in her playroom. And then there's the more recent success of Quvenzhané Wallis, who got an Oscar nom earlier this year. She was only five when she auditioned for "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
So basically what we're saying is, put your best sparkly kitten heels on young lady, and march yourself down to your local SAG headquarters.
The Jackson patriarch made a rare appearance on CNN’s "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday, where he addressed the controversial topic in addition to sharing his thoughts on today’s generation of parents being too “soft” when it comes to disciplining their kids.
“Yeah, they are too soft. One of the reasons I say that is because kids nowadays are killing their parents in some cases,” Jackson said. “Let’s get into this ‘beating’ thing. There’s no such thing as ‘beating a kid.’ You whip them or punish them over something they did, and they will remember that. And they’ll remember it in such a way that they won’t do it again. That’s the way I was.”
The 84-year-old went on to admit
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