Adelaide Australia tonight Perth 2morrow. Fantastic audiences! https://t.co/prpKSitJQG
Billy Crystal - Celebrities attend the Los Angeles Clippers versus Portland Trail Blazers game at The Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th April 2016
Allyson Green , Billy Crystal - NYU TISCH 50th Anniversary Gala hosted by Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee, honoring the Tisch Family and notable alumni at Jazz At Lincoln Center - New York, New York, United States - Monday 4th April 2016
Haskell Wexler , Billy Crystal - ****File Photo** Oscar-winning cinematographer HASKELL WEXLER has died, aged 93. The filmmaker and social activist passed away in his sleep at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (27Dec15). "It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died," his son, Oscar-nominated sound man Jeff Wexler, writes on his website. "Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015. "Accepting the Academy Award in 1967, Pop said: 'I hope we can use our art for peace and for love.' An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on." Haskell was known for his work on films like Jane Fonda's anti-war classic Coming Home and Sidney Poitier's race drama In the Heat of the Night. He scored his first Oscar for Elizabeth Taylor's 1966 movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and struck gold again 10 years later for director Hal Ashby's 1976 Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory. In addition, he landed nominations for his contributions to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Matewan, and Huey Long biopic Blaze, and worked as director of photography on films including Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Mulholland Falls. Haskell was also recognised for his documentary work on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and 1970's Interviews with My Lai Veterans, for which he won an Academy Award. He also wrote, produced and directed 1969's Medium Cool, a groundbreaking cinema verite-style film about the violence between Chicago police and Vietnam War protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which continues to influence generations of filmmakers today. Haskell's talent even earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996, making him the first cinematographer to receive the honour in 35 years. He is survived by his third wife, actress Rita Taggart, who he wed in 1989, and his other children Kathy and Mark. (MT/WN at American Writers Guild Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 29th March 2014
Pharrell Williams will be penning four picture books for children based on his song 'Happy'. Here are four other celebrities who have also turned their talents to writing.
Pharrell Williams has recently signed with publishers Putnam Books to pen four picture books based on his single 'Happy'. The announcement was made by the publishing house on Tuesday (17th February) and the first book in the series will be published in September 2015. Yet Williams is not the only celebrity to have branched out into the world of fiction, here are four other famous faces who penned children's books...
Pharrell Williams will pen four children's books based on 'Happy'.
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting 87th Academy Awards and he's recorded a special promo especially for the holiday season - take a look!
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars and the Academy has awarded us with a sneak peek of what's in store. As we expected the ceremony and Harris' hosting to be, the preview is quick, witty and light-hearted. The short 16 second clip is just what we need to lighten the mood after a week of over eating and making small talk.
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.
Keith Richards isn't the only celebrity to write a children's book, check out these other celebrity authors who have dabbled in children's literature.
OK, so Keith Richards has released a children’s book called ‘Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar’, which was inspired by his own childhood and first experiences with music. There are lots of things that we think of Keith Richards as being, a children’s author is certainly not one. That said, we’re sure that the book will be magical and the sneak peek at illustrations indicate they will be beautiful, but it’s got us thinking about which other celebrities have written children’s books. And wow. You would not believe some of the celebs that have!
Keith Richards Has Penned A Children's Book
Bill Cosby wrote a book for children. Yep, the Bill Cosby, from The Cosby Show fame. The one who is always been accused of being inappropriate in a manner of ways. Cosby’s book is called ‘The Day I Was Rich’ and purports to teach children the value of friendship over money. When Little Bill (nothing Freudian to see here) discovers what he thinks is a huge diamond, which turns out to be a glass paperweight, he and friends are momentarily deflated before returning to the fun they had before they discovered the ‘treasure’. Heartwarming stuff.
It's Friday and the barbecue smoke plumes of the not-so-distant weekend beckon, but if you fancy going to see a film this weekend here's what's just been released.
Friday 12th July has been quite the launchpad for a host of new and exciting films, showcasing the genre spectrum. From action blockbusters to indies, political thrillers to kids animation films, there'll be something to suit all tastes and ages as the summer of film gets hotter.
Well, we'll start off with Trap For Cinderella first because it's the underdog erotic thriller indie with an interesting premise. The Iain Softley film will star young, up-and-coming British actresses Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Roach as vivacious Micky and shy Do: two girls who are reunited after years apart and reignite a secret passion despite the disapproval they are faced with.
Tuppence Middleton & Alexandra Roach In Trap For Cinderella.
Pixar revisits the characters from 2001's Monsters, Inc. for a frat-house prequel. Which is kind of an odd setting for a kids' movie. The comedy is more focussed on action sequences than characters this time, so it's not nearly as satisfying. But it's still a lot of fun, thanks to a constant barrage of sharp verbal and visual gags.
When he was just a child, Mike (Crystal) dreamed about becoming a scarer, capturing the screams of human children to provide power to Monstropolis. So he's thrilled when he enters Monsters University, and takes his studies very seriously. By contrast, his roommate Randy (Buscemi) is more interested in partying, while classmate Sulley (Goodman) is lazily coasting on the legacy of his famed scarer dad. Then Mike and Sulley end up on the wrong side of Dean Hardscrabble (Mirren), who gives them one chance to stay in school: they have to win the Scare Games. But the only frat-house that needs them is made up of unscary misfits: nice-guy Dan (Murray), two-headed dimwit Terry/Terri (Hayes/Foley), naive five-eyed Squishy (Sohn) and furry philosopher Art (Day).
We never really doubt where this is going, but the filmmakers have a lot of fun along the way, and the story does take some surprising twists. Essentially, it's the same premise as Glee, with nerdy outcasts banding together to draw on their personal talents and show the cool kids that they're not losers. The script never really develops any of the side characters beyond one key personality trait, but the relationship between Mike and Sulley has a real kick of emotional resonance, superbly well-voiced by Crystal and Goodman. And the bromance between these two is even more enjoyable than all the colourful mayhem and snappy joking around.
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'Monsters University' has remained at No.1 in the weekend box office. Responses to the two new releases: 'The Heat' and 'White House Down' have differed greatly. 'Superman: Man of Steel' remains stoically in the top 5.
Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early, not so jovial, relationship of Sulley and Mike as they attend college. Monsters University includes some big names from the acting community including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Dame Helen Mirren.
Billy Crystal with ‘Mike Wazowski’, the character he voices in Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.
Disney Pixar’s animation has fended off competition from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s cop comedy The Heat. The comedy has received favourable reviews and the weekend box office reflects this, grossing since its release on Friday $40 million.
Continue reading: 'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office
'Monsters University' has made $82.4 million in its opening weekend, outdoing 'World War Z' and 'Superman: Man of Steel'.
Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc., has done extremely well during its first weekend of release. The Disney Pixar animation has made $82.4 million, placing it ahead of World War Z and Superman: Man of Steel in the box office charts.
The animation has outdone its predecessor, Monsters Inc. which, released in 2001, made $65.5 million during its opening weekend. In Monsters Inc. we saw the monster's world powered by the terror of children scared by Mike and Sulley during their night-time adventures into the human world. The two best friends overcome adversity to ensure a predictable happy ending in true Disney style.
Monsters University follows the relationship between Mike (the green Cyclops) and Sulley (the fluffy blue one) as they attend university. As it turns out the pair were not always as close as they were in Monsters Inc.
Continue reading: Monsters University Earns $82.4 Million On Its Opening Weekend
Monsters, despite its flaws, will apparently clean out at the box office.
The weekend box office is looking colorful as Monsters University, Pixar’s return to the 2001 comedy, is set to dominate. Gearing up for takings to the tune of $80 million (according to the Los Angeles Times) by the end of the weekend, Monsters University is set to topple other new releases, such as Brad Pitt’s nod to the zombie genre, World War Z and even Warner Bros.’ monster hit (no pun intended) Man of Steel. This would make Monsters University’s opening weekend the fourth biggest this year. It would also make it Pixar’s biggest opening weekend since Toy Story 3 in 2010. And if Monsters U doesn’t quite catch up to Toy Story in emotional depth or originality of plot, it still shows (hopefully) that the California-based animated dream factory is finally onto something – after flops like Cars 2 and lackluster releases, such as Brave.
Monsters University is a sort of prequel to the 2001 movie. While in Monsters Inc. Mike and Sully are a pair of bachelors, sharing an apartment and working together at the scare factory, here we see them back in their college days – at the beginning of their friendship, when Mike is a hardworking loser and Sully – an overly confident jock with a legacy at the university. After both join the same fraternity – the unimpressive Oozma Kappa and have to compete with rival frat Roar Omega Roar, their friendship begins to slowly unfold.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office: Monsters University Makes Monster-Sized Debut
Brad and Angelina hit the London red carpet for World War Z, while Britain gets to see Behind the Candelabra on the big screen. Meanwhile, stars are out promoting Man of Steel and Monsters University, and we have our first glimpse of Machete Kills...
This week's big world premiere was in London for the zombie apocalypse thriller where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made their first public appearance since news of Jolie's pre-cancer surgery. They were joined on the red carpet by director Marc Forster and other cast members. The film opens in two weeks.
This weekend British moviegoers get a chance to see Michael Douglas and Matt Damon on the big screen in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. The film was broadcast last week on HBO in America, which means it isn't eligible for Oscars, but look for it to mop up Emmys and Golden Globes. And with glowing reviews from UK critics, Bafta nominations are also expected.
Monsters University is sure to be a summer hit for Pixar.
Mike and Sulley enter the Oozma Kappa house
The new worldwide trailer for Disney/Pixar's Monsters University introduces Helen Mirren's character Dean Hardscrabble whilst also featuring Steve Buscemi, John Krasinski, Alfred Molini and, of course, Billy Crystal and John Goodman as Mike and Sulley. The latest clip focuses on the duo as they study to become "scarers. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 21, 2013 and a few weeks later on July 12 in the UK.
The trailer opens with students extolling the virtues of Monsters University, "Imagine a university where I can unique...and learn what I love," says one wide-eyed student. It's quickly established that the institution's main job is to teach young monsters how to become scary. "I'm gonna scare circles around you this year," Mike tells his roommate Sulley, "You're not even in the same league as me," comes the confident reply, "You don't have to study scaring, you just do it!"
Adelaide Australia tonight Perth 2morrow. Fantastic audiences! https://t.co/prpKSitJQG
Thank you Brisbane! Great audiences! Auckland NZ next stop.
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Sydney – you’ve been fantastic! It's my last show tonight and we've released final tickets here: https://t.co/k9146lBRak
Now that's a crab! Sydney has been great. Audiences sensational-wonderful people. Next show Wednesday. bc https://t.co/ZLSmyBXWRH
Great time at Taronga zoo in Sydney. https://t.co/o7a8HT3KlK
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Hey Australia, I’ve added one special new show in Adelaide! Go to https://t.co/9ve8LkbdPI for all the details.
RT @AlbertBrooks: Trump congratulates himself on being right on terrorism. That's how he responds after this horrific tragedy. Nuff said.
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For the greatest man I have ever known. https://t.co/OUZHVZWBHY
Have a great retirement Joey. Miss seeing you in the finals. https://t.co/mJ1W0Qu9ou
@GarmanSports Mantle signed it that day and 21 yrs later I met him and he signed it again. It was on Dinah Shore t.v show.
60 years ago today I went to my first Yankee Game! Mickey hit homer off the old facade. Can still see it. https://t.co/lXJazBpnYV
I’ve just added new shows in Melbourne and Sydney! Go to https://t.co/9ve8LjTCr8 for all the details. See you in July.
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