Engagement, marriages and going public - 2017 was the year for being famous and in love.
2017 has been a great year for celebrity romance - there’s been longtime loves finally tying the knot, secret couples going public and even a royal engagement. So from Meghan and Harry to Kit and Rose and even Katie and Jamie - here are the six celebrity pairings who were our ultimate #couplegoals for 2017.
The couple, who have been dating since 2005, already have two children together - 10-year-old Lola and 8-year-old Nakoa-Wolf - but it's only this year that they decided to tie the knot at their own home after picking up a marriage license on October 2nd.
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Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet - Lenny Kravitz and his ex-wife Lisa Bonet go for lunch together at Gracia Madre Restaurant in Beverly Hills at Gracia Madre Restaurant - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 13th March 2015
The actor who played the restaurant owner in A Different World has died, after recently collapsing.
Lou Myers has died, aged 76, according to Associated Press. Myers famously played the role of Mr Gaines on A Different World. Myers’ death was confirmed by Tonia McDonald, who works fro his non-profit organization Global Business Incubation Inc. He died Tuesday night (February 20, 2013) at Charleston Area Medical Centre in West Virginia, Associated Press have reported. An autopsy has been planned to determine the cause of death. The veteran actor had apparently been suffering with illness since before Christmas and had recently collapsed.
As well as appearing in A Different World, Myers also counted legendary shows such as The Cosby Show, NYPD Blue and ER amongst his acting credits. He also had a number of films under his belt, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wedding Planner and Tin Cup. A Different World ran from 1987 – 93 and starred Lisa Bonet (who also starred in The Cosby Show) and Myers thanked the comedian Bill Cosby for helping him to break into Hollywood.
Myers was recognized by his home state in 2005 when he was included in a coffee table book ‘Art & Soul’ when the Appalachian Education Initiative listed him as one of 50 Outstanding Creative Artists’ from the state of West Virginia. As well as being the chairman of the Global Business Incubation, helping small urban businesses, he was also chairman of the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute / Theatre.
A decade before Hollywood got obsessed with urban volcanoes, asteroid impacts, and Steve Prefontaine -- offering us multiple movies about each topic -- the Big Bastardized Theme of the year was an inexplicable one: Voodoo. In 1987-88, three major voodoo-themed movies came out, including Angel Heart, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and The Believers. Each was tackled by a major director, and none of them made a huge splash critically or commercially. In fact, they all made pretty much the same amount at the box office -- slightly under $20 million.So put aside your quizzical concern over why Angel Heart merits a special edition DVD (Robert De Niro's performance alone is worth it), and dig back into this quirky project from yesteryear, when we were all scared to death that a cowrie shell or a chicken claw was going to cause bugs to start crawling out of our face. Angel Heart (based on the novel Fallen Angel) is a 1950s period piece and starts out simply enough: An eccentric, sharp-fingernailed man named Louis Cyphre (De Niro) hires private eye Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) to track down a missing person with whom Cyphre has an old (and unhonored) contract. Rourke's investigation takes him into the seedy underbelly of New Orleans and the Louisiana swamp. Virtually every one Angel speaks to turns up dead within days, but he plows ahead anyway. In the end he hooks up with a young voodoo priestess (Lisa Bonet when she had a career), and, well, the whole thing gets a little kooky. It's hard to write much about the utlimate resolution of Angel Heart without giving too much away, but suffice it to say it's at once obvious and surprising, considering the very thinly-veiled dialogue and unsubtle imagery.
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Ever since I saw my first Ruff Ryders video on MTV that featured hip hop stars like DMX and Eve riding tricked-out motorcycles, I knew that a black biker trend was on its way. Then when I saw a group of black bikers hanging out on the side of the highway in North Carolina over Christmas, I knew it had arrived.
So it was really only a matter of time that a movie like Biker Boyz would be released, ripe to cash in on the fad of glammed-up, nitrous-powered high-speed bike racing. And judging from all the ads for Biker Boyz, it seemed like the motorbike fans would get just what they wanted: a Fast and the Furious on two wheels--plenty of explosions, crashes, tits, and dumb as a rock dialogue. I expected it so much that I was actually looking forward to that kind of experience with this film, but that's far from what the movie is.
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There's nothing more annoying than a music geek. You know, the kind of guy who hangs out in record stores reminiscing about Camper Van Beethoven, Stereolab, and the roots of Green Day.
As such, a movie full of music geeks may seem a little unbearable, and in a lot of ways, High Fidelity is. That it manages to often redeem itself is the biggest surprise in the movie, and not for the reasons you might think.
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John Cusack plays the bitterness of being dumped with droll aplomb in "High Fidelity," an observant and acerbic dark comedy in which he is our overly-reflective tour guide through the farcical misery of a bad breakup.
Cusack adapted the screenplay himself from Nick Hornsby's underground best-seller about a London slacker who opened a used record store in his 20s and has employed it as an excuse to never grow up.
For the film, the action is moved to Chicago (the star/screenwriter's old stomping grounds), where Rob Gordon (Cusack) hangs out all day in his shop full of tattered record bins plastered with radio station stickers, composing musically pretentious Top Five lists (Top Five Side-One First Tracks, Top Five Formerly Great Sell-Out Musicians) with his equally idle and smug clerks (Todd Louiso and Jack Black).
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A pair of robust performances from Laurence Fishburne and Derek Luke (the Antwone Fisher of "Antwone Fisher") raise the laughably-titled motorcycle action flick "Biker Boyz" slightly above its veneer as a two-wheel rip-off of "The Fast and the Furious."
Similarly set in the "sideshow" world of illegal street racing, this movie comes minus the ridiculous cops-vs.-smugglers subplot and plus some impressive Western-inspired trick riding. In one scene two bikers speed down the freeway, dismounted to one side of their muscle-cycles with both feet in metal-soled boots, making contact with the road and sending out 20-foot sparks.
But while the plot is utterly predictable -- Kid (Luke), a hot-headed but talented up-and-coming racer, wants to challenge long-time champion Smoke (Fishburne) for his title -- the love-hate relationship between the two (Kid's dad had been Smoke's mechanic) has more depth and dimension than this kind of over-polished B-movie usually musters (see Sylvester Stallone and Kip Pardue in the formulaic, Formula One-themed "Driven").
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