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Stormy Daniels Says Custody Dispute Forced Her to Pull Out of U.K. ‘Big Brother’

  • Variety
Stormy Daniels Says Custody Dispute Forced Her to Pull Out of U.K. ‘Big Brother’
Updated: Despite rumors that Stormy Daniels would be the big signing coup for the new season of “Celebrity Big Brother” in the U.K., the notorious porn star was not one of the 13 celebrities to enter the house on Thursday night’s launch show on Channel 5.

The Sun tabloid said that Daniels, who was allegedly paid off to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Donald Trump, had been booked to go on the show for a record fee of £750,000 to appear for just a single week but that, after arriving in London, she made a last-minute demand for an extra £100,000, which was rebuffed. She then “refused” to appear, the newspaper said, quoting an anonymous source as saying producers “tried everything to persuade her to stay….Everything in the house was ready for her. To say it’s been a nightmare is an absolute understatement. Everyone is completely baffled.
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Stormy Daniels, Kirstie Alley to Be Contestants on U.K. ‘Big Brother’ (Report)

  • Variety
Stormy Daniels, Kirstie Alley to Be Contestants on U.K. ‘Big Brother’ (Report)
Stormy Daniels and Kirstie Alley are reported to be among the celebrity participants in the new season of Channel 5’s “Big Brother” in the U.K., which starts Thursday.

British tabloid The Sun cited unnamed sources Monday confirming an “official lineup” of 13 contestants on the show, including Daniels, the former porn star who was allegedly paid off to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Donald Trump. “Stormy is the biggest signing for this year’s show and she’ll make headlines around the world,” The Sun quoted a source as saying.

On Tuesday, Channel 5 would neither confirm nor deny the participation of Daniels or “Cheers” actress Alley, or the rest of The Sun’s reported lineup. A spokesperson told Variety the names were not official and represented the newspaper’s “amalgamation of speculated names.” The contestants will officially be unveiled at Thursday night’s premiere.

Daniels’ participation would
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‘Crazy Rich’ Film History in Singapore

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‘Crazy Rich’ Film History in Singapore
Singapore’s history as a filming location might not ever rival Tokyo or Hong Kong, but things are starting to look up: “Crazy Rich Asians,” the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s locally set novel, has already been touted as the biggest film to ever spotlight the metropolis.

The Warner Bros. release starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh joins other noteworthy international movies that have filmed in Singapore since its founding as a republic in 1965.

Possibly the biggest pre-millennium title was “Saint Jack” (1979), Peter Bogdanovich’s down-and-dirty adaptation of Paul Theroux’s novel, which was partly based on the author’s own experiences in Singapore. It was filmed illicitly and without the government’s knowledge, long before the city cleaned up its prostitution scene, with salacious bits shot around Bugis Street.

Singapore subsequently banned the film until 2006, and few Hollywood movies attempted to risk the country’s wrath in the following decades.
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Lizardmen get first in-engine trailer for Total War: Warhammer II, watch it here

Creative Assembly have released the first in-game engine trailer for the highly anticipated Total War: Warhammer II. This all new trailer focuses on the cold blooded reptilian race of the new world, the Lizardmen. Watch this trailer below…

The Lizardmen are one of the four playable races that will appear in Total War: Warhammer II. This cold blooded race hail from the land of Lustria, a land filled with prehistoric creatures and dense jungle vegetation. Led by the Slann Mage Priests, the Lizardmen consider themselves the true protectors of the world.

The Lizardmen ranks consist of a wide variety of creatures from the magic using Slann Mage Priests to the small and nimble Skink warriors and not forgetting the king of the Lustrian jungle, the Carnasaur.

The Lizardmen have a deep resentment against chaos and the daemon that destroyed their civilisation during the Great Cataclysm.

Incidentally, the Slann were first mentioned in Rogue Trader,
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Play Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade for free on Steam

Behaviour Digital have announced that they have released a new version of their online shooter set in the 41st millenium, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, onto Steam for PC. This brand new version of the game allows players to enjoy the carnage of futuristic battle for free, and we have a trailer for you below…

Behaviour Digital’s original plan for the game’s free version was that it would only be limited to only being able to play the Orks. However, the developers have decided to expand this version so that all factions become accessible to players.

The versions of Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade on Steam now include:

Free Version – Includes 4 of the 5 available classes, normal character progression. Players purchasing a total of 20,000 in-game credits will also upgrade their account. All extra progression will be unleashed when you upgrade. Squadron Edition – Includes the full game with 20,000 Rogue Trader Credits. Also upgrades the Free version.
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Paramount Television Is Developing Fatal Attraction For Fox

As part of its burgeoning expansion plan, Paramount Television Production continues to leaf through the studio’s back catalogue in search of material to re-work. Its latest commitment is a television event series based on the 1987 Paramount film Fatal Attraction, for which Fox Broadcasting Network has commissioned a script. This collaboration comes as no surprise, since David Madden – the current president of entertainment at Fox – was previously the executive at Paramount that developed the original movie.

That movie was something of a seismic cultural event at the time of its release. Directed by Adrian Lyne (Lolita), with a script by James Dearden (Rogue Trader), the plot centred around Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) – a married man whose brief infidelity with Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) ends in terror, as she begins to stalk him and his family. It was a critical and commercial success, and earned six Academy Award nominations – for Best Picture,
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Anna Friel wants more children

Anna Friel wants more children
Los Angeles, Jan 30: Actress Anna Friel, who has an eight-year-old daughter Gracie, says that she would love to have more children.

The 37-year-old hopes that she will be able to expand her family, reports contactmusic.com.

"I would one day eventually love another child if I am blessed that way. I hope I will be," InStyle magazine quoted Friel as saying.

The "Heavy Water War" star is currently dating actor Rhys Ifans.

Friel has been seen in films like "London Boulevard", "Rogue Trader" and "All for Love".

Ians
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Pusher Blu-Ray Review

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Remakes usually strike whilst the iron is hot when it comes to popular foreign films. The Ring for example came out within four years of the release of the Japanese original and the same with The Grudge. So it’s curious that a British remake of a low-key 1996 Danish thriller should only now be making its way to release. I mean there has even already been a Hindi remake of this for god’s sake.

The release of the remake of Pusher probably has more to do with the current clout of the original’s director Nicholas Winding Refn (who produces here) thanks to the success of Drive. I haven’t seen the original Pusher so can’t comment on whether this is faithful or worthy of the first, however it’s a very different film from Drive and shouldn’t be judged against that film as it does both films a disservice.
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Bankers on screen don't make great role models | Stuart Jeffries

From Captain Mainwaring to Patrick Bateman, positive representations of the banking profession are hardly abundant

Why are there so few positive images of bankers? One reason surely is that the banker exists as a figure on to which we project things we cannot stand about ourselves – how we are mired in acquisitiveness and inflamed by the desire to put our Gucci-loafered foot on the throat of our fellow man or indeed woman. Or maybe it's just me.

Bankers have an even worse reputation than journalists in novels and films. At least us grubby hacks sometimes bring down presidents or topple venal corporations in Hollywood cinema

Bankers are rarely allowed such narrative development. Instead they are often irreversible reptiles, tempting us innocent Adam and Eves into their sick, debauched world where we will max out our credit cards. Think Michael Douglas's Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and his dreary eulogy to avarice: "Greed,
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Best in Blogs: China Activist Lawyer Reveals Details of Detention

Best in Blogs: China Activist Lawyer Reveals Details of Detention
Greg Baker/Associated Press In this Friday, July 17, 2009 file photo, Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong looks at the half empty office of the Gongmeng rights group’s legal research center after it was closed down by Chinese authorities in Beijing, China.

How does China really treat its political prisoners? Who is alleged rogue trader Kweku Adoboli? And can Harvard help you and your kids eat better? A look at the most interesting posts from the Wall Street Journal blogs.

China Activist
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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Sherlock is repeated, but you're mainly going to have to make do with lots of films in this week's UK TV preview...

TV addicts and aficionados take note that, outside of a slew of good and great films, this week's UK schedule is nearly devoid of new programming on popular channels.

In fact, the only show worth mentioning that we could find is a repeat. Can that one show carry the weight of the waiting and watching couch occupiers across the UK?

It can when it's Sherlock! BBC1 will repeat the excellent series that starred Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, and despite their obvious talents, probably played a role in bringing the two to a more worldwide audience in the eagerly awaited forthcoming The Hobbit film.

We couldn't say enough about how good this new production of the sleuthing pair was, and what a fantastic revelation was to be found
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The problem with money in the movies | Film

Whenever I hear the words 'insider trading' or 'subprime', my eyes glaze over and I start thinking about hats

Topical or what? Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opened one day after the rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel was jailed for three years and ordered to pay €4.9bn (£4.3bn) in damages for almost bringing down my old bank, Société Générale. But about 20 minutes into Oliver Stone's laboriously self-important drama, I realised I'd stopped caring what Shia Labeouf and Michael Douglas were up to, mainly because I was distracted by their swanky apartments with panoramic views of a Manhattan lit by the rich glow of a permanent Magic Hour. Gee, I thought, why don't I live in a flat like that?

And then I remembered: oh yes, it's because whenever I hear the words "insider trading", "subprime" or "hedge fund", my eyes glaze over and I start thinking about hats, or miniature dachshunds.
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The top 5 financial films

  • Shadowlocked
The financial film has gone from rags to riches, to rags again...

With the exception of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, films in this exclusive genre have been in a state of recession, hardly making a mark at the box office. Stone, however, is looking to boost the flagging genre with a stimulus package in the form of a sequel to his aforementioned film entitled Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.

Therefore in conjunction with the return of Gordon Gekko, here is a list comprised of some of the best financial films ever made. In this case, however, greed isn’t good, as there are only five films present on the list. If anything these films prove that this is a thriving genre which, if tackled successfully, can provide entertaining and sometimes poignant narratives on society’s relationship with money.

5: Rogue Trader (1999)

Nick Leeson was the rogue trader
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Casting the news 2: There Will Be Beer – the drunk oil trader story

This week we need your help to produce the big-screen version of the story of the tired and emotional trader who sent the price of oil to its highest level in eight months

We've all been there. You go for one quiet drink and the next thing you know it's Tuesday morning and you've woken to find it turned into a three-day bender. Your memory is, at best, patchy. But you've checked your phone and don't seem to have left messages for any ex-girlfriends, you still have trousers on, you haven't hijacked your best friend's pregnancy, nor acquired a baby or Mike Tyson's tiger, so you're thinking: phew, got off lightly, haven't mimicked the plot of the latest Jennifer Aniston romcom nor an obnoxious buddy comedy. Result!

Only then do you realise you might have bought 7m barrels of oil.

That is how There Will Be Beer, the story
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FilmXTRA Live – Watch and Interact Now!

Hello movie lovers it’s that time of the week again where i discuss this week’s UK releases, the latest movie news and much more, Live!

This week I’ll be discussing Avatar 2, Men In Black 3D and Bond 23. As well as my ‘Rogue Trader” review and the Movie Sound Game!

And in case you’ve never be apart of FilmXTRA Live, then you’re in for a treat because the best thing about this show is that it’s completely Interactive. So come join the fun over on my channel here or stay on HeyUGuys and watch it embedded below.

MrFilmXTRA- Broadcast your self Live
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Slumdog team returns

Six Indian actors will play the lead roles in the adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s second novel, Six Suspects. The movie is being produced by the British company, Starfield Productions, which has earlier made Anita And Me (2002) and Rogue Trader (1999). The novel is being adapted by John Hodge, famed for the screenplays of Trainspotting and The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle. Owner of Starfield Productions Paul Raphael says there is no certainty about Boyle directing this movie, but he would be perfect. “John is about to deliver the first official draft, and then we will zero in on the director,” ...
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