18 items from 2011
By Christina Garibaldi
Big Time Rush already have some "big time" plans heading into the New Year. In February, the boys from the hit Nickelodeon TV show will hit road for their "Better With You Tour." The 16-stop trek will be the band's first U.S. headlining tour, and they'll be promoting their recently released second album, Elevate. The boys spent over a year creating their new album and after looking over the track list, we decided to play a little word association with some of their song titles.
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"If I Ruled the World"
We asked the guys what they would do if they ruled the world and we got some very interesting answers.
"Cinnamon Roll Wednesday," Kendall said. "Siestas for everyone!" Carlos added.
"Time of Our Life"
What do the boys consider to be the time of their life? "Time »
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You probably haven't heard of Tarzan and Arab, identical twin brothers from Gaza who, until recently, had never done what you likely do on a regular basis: go to the movies. There are no cinemas in the Hamas-controlled Gaza, something that makes the twins's story that much more amazing. Tarzan and Arab -- real names: Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser -- are aspiring filmmakers who have already won awards for their short film. "As artists we are restricted by living in a conservative and tough community," said Arab to the Guardian UK in August. "Let's be realistic. Our life is under siege, under control. People don't have time for art. They spend all their time looking for crumbs. They say, 'What use is art? Art will not give you bread.'"
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- Christopher Rosen
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and her boys — husband Adrian Pasdar and sons Beckett Finn, 7, and Jackson Slade, 10 — pose at the premiere of Real Steel, held Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.
“It’s nice to have alone time, but inevitably, we get up in the morning and wonder what the kids are doing,” former Heroes star Pasdar, 46, says of vacationing with his wife.
“It’s great having these two little boys. Our life is completely wrapped around the children, and I can’t imagine it any other way.”
Related: Family Photo: The Maines-Pasdars – Ahoy, »
In all honesty, I wasn't looking forward to this week's episode of The Amazing Race. The show was coming off a premiere that embraced a lot of what has made the last few seasons less enjoyable and if things hadn't improved in the 19th season premiere, this season was already shot, right?
"The Sprint of Our Life" was a noticeable rebound over "Kindness of Strangers". It may not have been a truly perfect episode of The Amazing Race, but there was enough of a balance between the dizzying twists, intriguing team dynamics, and good ol' fashioned competition that made it a fun watch, at least for me.
The main thing I was excited to see was that the challenges had improved. (That's not saying much considering that the premiere had a challenge where teams used the phone.) The spelunking could have been better had the teams been forced to »
- Shilo Adams
"Contagion's" Matt Damon, 40, is the proud father of four daughters, and when asked by "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli if he would consider trying again for a boy, Damon replied he was "done," adding, "We're closing the shop. That's a wrap. Our life is full. I want to know our kids' names."
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The actor commented on his pal Brad Pitt and the Brangelina brood, saying, "I honestly don't know how they do it. »
Despite a lack of training, equipment, funding or an audience, Gaza's twin artists are determined to succeed as film directors
They are determined to succeed as film directors, yet they have never been to a cinema. They studied fine art at university but have never been to a gallery. They would have much in common with young conceptual artists in London, New York or Paris, but they have never left the tiny Gaza Strip.
Tarzan and Arab, identical twin artists who have made an award-winning short movie and a remarkable set of cinema poster pastiches, are undeterred by the lack of training, equipment, funding, a place to show their work or a receptive audience.
"As artists we are restricted by living in a conservative and tough community," says Arab. "Let's be realistic. Our life is under siege, under control. People don't have time for art. They spend all their time looking for crumbs. »
- Harriet Sherwood
Courtesy Elisabeth Röhm
Elisabeth Röhm, best known for her role as Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order, is in the middle of a very busy year.
In her latest blog, Röhm and fiancé Ron Anthony are considering having a second child. The actress reminisces about growing up an only child, what it would mean for 3-year-old daughter Easton August, and starting the IVF process again.
How did you decide when and if to expand your family? »
Niki Taylor has confessed that she is "so excited" to give birth to her fourth child. The supermodel and former Celebrity Apprentice contestant, who is currently four months pregnant, told People that the baby will be a welcome addition to the family as she and husband Burney Lamar love being parents. Taylor said: "Burney is the best father, and I am so blessed to be expecting again. Our life is all about family and home, and we love being parents. So we are both super excited." She also revealed the reasons behind her decision (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
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When Niki Taylor‘s daughter Ciel sees her mom each day, she points and says excitedly: “Baby inside! Baby inside! Mom has to go to the doctor to get it out!”
Now 4½ months pregnant, Taylor, 36, is as excited as the 2-year-old over the news that she and race car driver husband Burney Lamar, 30, will be parents again this fall.
“Burney is the best father, and I am so blessed to be expecting again,” Taylor tells People while in Miami’s Design District Thursday to shoot her advertising campaign as the face of Opustone Natural Stone products. »
Salma Hayek has become a "good housewife". The 44-year-old actress, who has a three-year-old daughter Valentina with husband Francois-Henri Pinault, explained while she enjoys her "homey" lifestyle in Paris, her partner is a "spoiled brat" when it comes to his food. She said: "I am a housewife. I cook every night for my husband. I am most definitely a housewife. And a good one, I must say. "Our life is great and glamorous in many ways, and in many ways - the good ways - it's very homey. He's a spoiled brat, my husband, when it comes to food." Despite being content with her lifestyle now, the Mexican-born beauty admitted when she first met Francois she "panicked" about having to move to France and become a housewife. Salma added to Style magazine: "The first thing I panicked about was moving. I got scared. I said, 'I'm not moving to Paris to be a housewife'. »
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Call it bad timing. As the evolving Dominique Strauss-Kahn Affair continues to eclipse Cannes Festival prime-time coverage on the French nightly news, the long-awaited biopic on President Nicolas Sarkozy, by French director Xavier Durringer was met with amused chuckles but tepid applause at this morning’s world-premiere screening.
Hyped as the first biopic ever shown while a President is serving office, actor Denis Podalydes is remarkably convincing mimic of Sarko’s unstoppable Duracell rabbit image, »
- Lanie Goodman
In this week's Newsweek, Cindy McCain on what it really takes to be a successful political wife, how blogs changed the game-and why you shouldn't mistake her for a Stepford wife.
I mean this in the nicest way: when John first ran for Congress, I did not know what I was getting into. And that was probably a good thing.
Related story on The Daily Beast: The New Gop Warmongers
Remember, I had married a naval officer, and in my head I thought we were going to be in the Navy for married life. So this was a new adventure. But I had no clue what it entailed. Back then, the political spouse was just a supportive role. I was expected to go to dinners, barbecues, rodeos, picnics and not say too much.
Also in This Issue:• Pakistan's Nuclear Surge by Andrew Bast• Take Back the Future by Gordon Brown• Stem-Cell Therapy: Saving Sight, »
- Cindy McCain
Elton John is rightly known for doing things with a flourish. And that includes delivering breast milk to his son.
“We have the breast milk Fedexed from where she is,” says the musician, referring to the surrogate who carried his and partner David Furnish‘s 4-month-old son, Zachary Jackson Levon.
What the new parents don’t have, despite British tabloid reports to the contrary, are multi-million-dollar nurseries in their homes, four nannies in service, or special baby chefs.
“We have one nanny. And we’re very hands-on,” John told ABC’s Barbara Walters for a 20/20 interview. “And we take him to lunch. »
Elton John is rightly known for doing things with a flourish. And that includes delivering breast milk to his son. "We have the breast milk Fedexed from where she is," says the musician, referring to the biological mother of his and partner David Furnish's 4-month-old son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. What the new parents don't have, despite British tabloid reports to the contrary, are multi-million-dollar nurseries in their homes, four nannies in service, or special baby chefs. "We have one nanny. And we're very hands-on," John told ABC's Barbara Walters for a 20/20 interview. "And we take him to lunch. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Barbara Walters sits down with Elton John and David Furnish on Friday night's (April 22) episode of "20/20," where they talk about their son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, including revealing which one of them is the biological father and that Lady Gaga is the baby's godmother.
"When you get to the real person underneath, there's a very simple New York girl who loves her parents," says Elton, of Lady Gaga. "I love her to death and a lot of people say that's crazy, but they don't know her and we do."
The biological father question won't be answered in the preview clips! They do talk about their lives as parents so far, though.
"I knew I'd feel joy but it was the most relaxing thing that's ever happened to me," says Elton. "We change him, we bath him, we feed him and we read him a story every night. And we take him to lunch. »
I first saw Dream Home at Frightfest and I pretty much fell in love with it. You can read my review of the film here. Released on DVD today by Network Releasing, Dream Home definitely comes with a strong recommendation from me.
The lead performance by Josie Ho as Cheng Li-sheung is one of many high points in the film and a couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be given the chance to email off a few questions to Josie and you can find her responses below. Dream Home was financed and produced by 852 films, a company co-founded by Josie Ho, and their next film is the Ching-Po Wong directed Revenge: A Love Story.
Cheng Li-sheung in Dream Home is a complex and fascinating character. Was there anything you specifically did to prepare to play the character and what was the experience like on set? »
- Craig Skinner
Salma Hayek has finally settled into her new role as a fully-fledged housewife after spending the early years of her courtship with Francois-henri Pinault fighting against the idea.
The Frida actress was a big Hollywood star when she met the French businessman and entrepreneur in 2006 and they became engaged after a whirlwind romance.
But Hayek, who wed Pinault in 2009, admits she was firmly against the thought of leaving Hollywood behind to start a new life in Paris, because she was convinced she would hate spending all her time indoors.
She tells the New York Times Style magazine, "The first thing I panicked about was moving. I got scared. I said, 'I'm not moving to Paris to be a housewife.' And he said, 'Fine, we'll be different.' It's sort of exciting to have a different kind of marriage.
"He knew I was going to end up here (in Paris), but he said the right thing! Before I knew it I was spending most of my time here, and I love it."
Hayek has now fully embraced her duties as a wife and mother to their three-year-old daughter Valentina and admits she revels in being the perfect housewife.
She says, "I am a housewife. Do you cook every night for your husband? I do. I am most definitely a housewife. And a good one, I must say!
"He's very low-key. Our life is great and glamorous in many ways, and in many ways - in the good ways - it's very homey." »
HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.
Each week we’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.
Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.
This week we have a whopping 14 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Tehroun Téhéran UK Cinema Release Date: Thursday 17th February 2011
Synopsis: Ibrahim left his family to try his luck in Tehran. But in this asphalt jungle »
- Andy Petrou
18 items from 2011
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