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Barrymore had grown very close with her in-laws, and the split has affected her greatly, according to a source talking to Entertainment Tonight.
Less than a week after she confirmed her split from her third husband Will Kopelman, new details have emerged about Drew Barrymore’s efforts to make their marriage a lasting one.
The 41 year old actress, a former child star of E.T. and star of dozens of blockbusters, announced her split from her art dealer husband Kopelman last week, with the mutual intention to divorce. They have two young daughters together – Olive (3) and Frankie (1).
Drew Barrymore with Will Kopelman in 2013
The couple have split after nearly four years of marriage.
Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman have confirmed they are divorcing in a joint statement. The couple, who married in June 2012 have two children together daughters Olive and Frankie and have said that the end of their relationship will not take away from them continuing to be a family.
Drew Barrymore has confirmed her divorce from husband Will Kopelman.
In a statement to People the couple said: "Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on."
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore Confirms Divorce From Husband Will Kopelman
Kopelman is Barrymore’s third husband and the couple have been married for nearly four years.
Drew Barrymore has reportedly split from her husband of nearly four years, art consultant Will Kopelman. The couple, who married in June 2012 have two children together, daughters Olive and Frankie and are said to want to “remain close” for the sake of their family.
Drew Barrymore has reportedly split from husband Will Kopelman.
A source told the New York Post's Page Six: “They’ve been having some difficulties, but they remain close for the sake of their kids.” Another source added, “Drew had a very rebellious and wild childhood, with no family around her, and while she is a very different person now, and a great mother, some of that can stay with you.”
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore Reportedly Splits From Husband Will Kopelman
There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.
It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.
Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.
Continue reading: How To Be Single Review
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
Jessica Barrymore's brother is calling her sudden death a "drug misadventure."
On Tuesday (July 29th), Drew Barrymore's paternal half-sister, Jessica, was found dead in a car after what was believed to be a possible overdose, but according to her brother this would have been accidental as she would have not have purposely taken her own life.
Drew's half-sister died from a suspected overdose
Even though the late 47 year-old, who was found in her vehicle parked along a street in National City, Calif., a suburb south of San Diego, had vodka and methamphetamine in her possession, John Barrymore doesn't think she was suicidal.
Third time lucky for these two?
Blended marks the third time Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have teamed up on-screen, recapturing the strong chemistry that made both The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004) such big hits. But how did the child star of E.T and the wacky comedian from Saturday Night Live get together in the first place?
Barrymore and Sandler are back together again
Long-time friend Frank Coraci (who directed The Wedding Singer and Blended) remembers originally talking to Sandler about doing a cool romantic-comedy that would appeal to guys. "Adam had met Drew and said, 'You gotta meet this girl!'" Coraci says. "And I just fell in love with Drew. There's nobody on the planet like her."
Continue reading: Blended: A Barrymore-Sandler Reunion - How Did This Start?
The 39 year-old actress gave birth to her second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, on Tuesday (April 22nd).
Drew Barrymore has given birth to a healthy baby daughter.
The 39 year-old actress, and her husband, Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed her second daughter into the world on Tuesday (April 22nd).
A rep for the happy couple confirmed the news to People magazine.
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore And Husband Will Kopelman Welcome Second Baby Daughter
Some celebrity offspring also have pretty impressive godparents as well
For most of us being asked to be godparent to a friend’s newborn is one of the greatest honours you can be given and it seems celebrities feel the same. We all know the rich and famous like to stick together and it seems when choosing godparents for their children many like to keep it A-list. Here’s 10 famous godparents and their godchildren, some of which are a lot more unexpected than others.
Drew Barrymore has a very famous godfather in Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore
When director Steven Spielberg cast a 7 year old Drew Barrymore in E.T., she wasn't just any aspiring child actress, she was his goddaughter. Once Drew hit her rebellious teen phase she gave her famous godfather plenty of reasons to be worried, Spielberg wasn’t particularly pleased when the then 19 year old posed for Playboy magazine. To show his objection he allegedly sent her the gift of a blanket with a note reading ‘‘cover up’’, also enclosed were Drew’s Playboy pics which had been digitally altered so she now appeared fully clothed.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, Who Knew These Celebrities Were Also Godparents?
Drew Barrymore was honoured at the 2nd annual Baby2Baby gala for her efforts with the non-profit organisation.
Hollywood actress, Drew Barrymore, was honoured at the 2nd annual 'Baby2Baby' gala at Book Bindery in Los Angeles last night (Nov 9th).
The 38 year-old received an award for her active participation with the non-profit charity that helps provide essentials for children up to age 12.
Barrymore was very privileged receiving recognition for her efforts and she spoke very highly of the organisation.
Just 13 months after giving birth to her first child, Barrymore is pregnant again!
Drew Barrymore is knocked up once again, with the actress already expecting her second child only a year after giving birth to her first. The actress/director and her husband Will Kopelman are ready for baby no. 2 only thirteen months after she gave birth to Olive Barrymore Kopelman, a rep for the 38-year-old confirmed with Us Weekly and E! News.
Barrymore in the 'bump-hiding' dress she wore this weekend
The representative for the actress had no immediate comment to give, he only confirmed the evidence that was clearly on show when Drew attended the the LACMA Art+Film Gala honoring Martin Scorcese and David Hockney on Saturday, 2 November. There, she sported a long, flowing gown - one that couldn't hide the fairly obvious baby bump protruding from underneath. The former child star may have hoped to conceal her bump, but she wasn't able to out-wit some of the more eagle-eyed reporters on the scene.
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore Is Expecting Baby Number 2, Already!
Drew Barrymore is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman.
Drew Barrymore is pregnant! The actress is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman. Her representative confirmed the news to numerous media outlets today (4th November).
Drew Barrymore is expecting her second child!
The couple married in June last year when Barrymore was 7 months pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Olive was born in September 2012. Barrymore and Kopelman decided not to wait for a second child as Barrymore spoke of how she wanted Olive to have a sibling. The Never Been Kissed actress has not kept her plans on expanding her family a secret. In a recent interview with Jay Leno, on The Tonight Show, Barrymore said she wanted to have another baby "very much, right away."
Barrymore has always wanted more than one kid, she says.
This year seems to have been all about celebrity babies and pregnancies and while Drew Barrymore might be a bit late to the party, here she is with some exciting news of her own. According to US Weekly, the actress’ reps have confirmed that Ms Barrymore does in fact, have a bun in the oven, and the early reports of an emerging bump isn’t simply due to natural weight gain. Well, that depends on how you define natural weight gain, anyway.
Over the weekend, the actress appeared to be concealing an already growing baby bump.
The little stranger (want to see how many baby euphemisms can be squeezed into one article?) will be the second one for the 38-year-old actress and her husband Will Kopelman. Their first daughter, Olive is just 13 months old. Even before the official confirmation of the news from Barrymore’s camp, the rumors had started swirling, after the actress/producer made an appearance LACMA Art+Film Gala honoring Martin Scorcese and David Hockney on Saturday, Nov. 2. She wore a long, loose-fitting dress, which seemed like the classic mother-to-be choice for an actress.
'50 First Dates' star Drew Barrymore wore a glamorous black frock with laced sleeves and a sheer skirt as she posed for photos on the red carpet at the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theatre.
Amanda Seyfried is dating actor Justin Long, according to reports on a US entertainment website. The couple were spotted together at the July 30th premiere of 'Lovelace', Seyfried's latest film.
Amanda Seyfried is allegedly dating actor Justin Long. Sources, speaking to US Weekly, say the couple were seen together at the Lovelace premiere, the recently released film in which Seyfried stars. The source, who was allegedly at the premiere, said "they weren't making out or anything like that, but they were just inseparable during the event. He hung out when she talked with others" and that "Justin stayed close to Amanda all night."
Amanda Seyfried at a screening of Lovelace held at the May Fair Hotel in London.
It is not certain how the couple met but a source told US that "they recently started hanging out more, going on date-like activities." However, the source added "they're both busy, but they're seeing where it goes."
Drew Barrymore discussed parenting and the possibility of having more children in a recent interview with Instyle magazine.
Drew Barrymore shared her anxiety on parenting and what she has learnt from life in a recent interview with Instyle. The married actress recount time with husband, Will Kopelman, who she wedded last year, and what she has learnt since the birth of their one-year-old daughter, Olive.
Drew Barrymore at the BVLGARI celebration of Elizabeth Taylor's collection of BVLGARI jewellery in Beverly Hills, L.A.
Barrymore is the cover girl of September's edition of Instyle magazine and in an interview with the magazine, she shared her feelings on motherhood. When asked how she felt about parenting she said, "I have anxieties about how much I'd like to get it right, making sure I provide her with an environment that's safe, nurturing, and loving." She continued by saying this environment should also be "consistent and grounding" and "silly and free".
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore: Parenting Involves "A Lot Of Pride And Nervousness"
Us Weekly reports 'SNL's Kristen Wiig and The Strokes Fab Moretti have ended their relationship.
The 'SNL' star and The Strokes drummer revealed themselves as a couple to the media at the beginning of 2012 after speculation arose from the pair being spotted canoodling at a Black Keys concert at the end of 2011.
But, for currently unknown reasons, the pair have decided to split though Us Weekly insists the situation is still friendly. 'It was very amicable and they will remain friends', a source told the publication. It wasn't exactly a major long-term relationship, but the separation is a shame nonetheless as it was only a year ago Kristen declared to Marie Claire, 'I'm happier than I've ever been and I feel very lucky right now', and thus adding, 'Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones', (we're guessing 'he' is Fab).
Continue reading: The End Has No End? Kristen Wiig And Strokes Drummer Fab Moretti Split.
Actor Adam Sandler 'cheets' death after being involved in a real-life Cheetah strike where a big cat tried to eat him.
The focus on Hollywood actor Adam Sandler has rapidly switched from last night's joyous Grown Ups 2 premiere in New York to the latest news that he was attacked by a cheetah whilst on African safari with his family. There are few more terrifying happenings to imagine whilst on African safari than being mauled by a hefty big cat and Sandler was lucky that this time a handler was nearby to wrench the brawling beast from the Happy Gilmore comic's back.
Adam Sandler Was Mauled By A Cheetah On Holiday In Africa.
Speaking on David Letterman's CBS show, Sandler spoke of how he was enjoying his family holiday on safari when he was invited to enter an enclosure with some rescued animals. The keeper suggested that he could feed the captured cheetah with water from his hands and Adam bent down to a pool to scoop some up. Like most living creatures, the sight of Sandler must have irritated the furry wildcat who seemingly went in for the kill, leaping upon the Jack and Jill actor's back as the 46 year-old tried to stand up in surprise.
Continue reading: Grown Ups? Adam Sandler Pounced On By Cheetah In Africa
Actress got married in the lavish property
Drew Barrymore is putting her fancy Santa Barbara-county estate house up for sale – and it’s going to cost you a pretty penny if you want to get a hold of it. According to E! News, the actress – who is also owner of Flower Beauty and Barrymore Wines – is putting up the mansion for a whopping $7.5 million.
Barrymore famously married Will Kopelman there and E! Online reckon that property is definitely one for lovers whether be young and old, thanks to an apparently inviting design and walking pathway that trails through the lush grounds, gorgeous gardens and expansive lawns. They should take up cricket. Here’s some more bragging rights: the home also includes a separate guest apartment in ADDITION to its six bedrooms and eight baths, the whole thing spread out over an impressive 6,000 square feet.
Barrymore is set to star alongside goofy comedy clown Adam Sandler in the film Blended. The film centres on a couple whose disastrous blind date finds them at a family resort with their children from previous marriages. Sounds like an utter hoot to us. Also among the cast are Terry Crews and Kevin Nealon, the former a regular on Saturday Night Live for a time. Filming begins later this month, according to Yahoo! Movies.
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore's Santa Barbara Estate On The Market For $7.5 Million
The bride walked down the isle in an intimate, low-key ceremony.
There was dancing and there were stars – of the literal kind – as former Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Gilbert got hitched to Thirtysomething actor Timothy Bushfield on Wednesday, April 24. The couple opted for an intimate ceremony. The pair tied the knot "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to People Magazine.
Gilbert (48) is probably best known for her role on “Little House On The Prairie”. Her beau has some impressive TV credentials as well, having appeared on Blue Bloods, Law & Order and The West Wing. Gilbert and 55-year-old Bushfield broke the news of their engagement back in December and, after just six months, the pair have opted to tied the knot. Both have been married twice before, but they say third time’s the charm, right? Gilbert is also a mother of two, while Bushfield has three children from previous marriages.
Gilbert opted out of the traditional white gown and instead went for a red number with a classic cut – a perfect complement to the warm spring night of the wedding. This isn’t the first high profile event, held at Ysidro Ranch. Over the years, the luxury hotel has played host to a number of celebs, from Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, who had their rehearsal dinner there, to Hillary Duff, who chose the place for her wedding night.
Continue reading: Dancing Star Melissa Gilbert Ties The Knot With Actor Timothy Bushfield
The actress credits her looks to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Gwyneth Paltrow has taken the crown from Beyonce as People’s most most beautiful woman of 2013. It’s the fourth time the 40-year-old actress has been featured in the special “Most Beautiful People” issue of the magazine, but she takes the top spot for the very first time. Paltrow, who is a mother of two, claims it is all due to her five-day-a-week workout regimen and her commitment to staying healthy.
"It makes me look younger and feel strong," Paltrow told the magazine. "When I first started, I thought, 'I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!' But now it's like brushing my teeth, I just do it."
This news comes right before the release of Iron Man 3, in which Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts – a character, who is meant to be not only younger than her, but also quite active. The role looks to be physically demanding, so whatever Paltrow is doing, it’s obviously working.
Drew Barrymore joked about her stint as a bearded lady in a recent interview.
Drew Barrymore revealed that she grew a goatee during her pregnancy.
The actress gave birth to her baby girl Olive last year and has been opening up about the experience of pregnancy and motherhood. Her recent comments about balancing motherhood with a career, but this time the actress talked about a topic that’s probably more unifying for mothers-to-be: the hormone spikes. The odd bouts of facial hair and red spots might not sound like the most appealing thing ever, but they are perfectly normal, as hormones go rampant during pregnancy. And anyway, the fuzz usually goes away after just a couple of weeks. But kudos to Barrymore for being this open about the issues she went through.
The 38-year-old reveals to In Touch magazine, "I got a wonderful little goatee, and it was red! I also got hyperpigmentation on my cheeks." Unlike some of her fellow actresses, Barrymore hasn’t instantly gotten back into superhuman shape either. "I'd rather kill myself than get into a bikini right now!...I take care of myself, but I'm never going to be the person who talks about diet and exercise. I would fail that conversation!"
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore's Goatee Moment Really Isn't All That Unusual
Drew Barrymore made some controversial comments recently, but is there really any truth behind them?
Drew Barrymore, the woman who has been balancing an acting career and a public persona with her personal life ever since early childhood, is probably the last person you’d expect to recite the “women can’t have it all” mantra. And yet, that’s exactly what she did, while talking about juggling her new responsibilities as a mother on a panel for Lucky.
“It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered,” Barrymore said, via Us Magazine.
That’s fair enough, but then the actress went on to make some broader statements: “I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.”
Continue reading: "Women Can't Have It All," Says Drew Barrymore. Or Can They?
Drew Barrymore highlights the problems with full time work and full time mothering
At 38, it seems as though Drew Barrymore does have it all. She has her daughter, two businesses, and (presumerably) a huge wealth due to her decades of Hollywood acting work. But for her, it’s not all that simple.
“I can’t and I don’t,” Barrymore said at Lucky‘s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference Thursday in Los Angeles on that subject. “It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered.” Barrymore could, theoretically, take most jobs in the industry right now. She could even turn her hand to a different art as many actors do in their 30s/40s. But for Drew, that’s not an option right now. “I can’t direct right now because I would miss out on my daughter. It was heartbreaking to let it go, but it was a clear choice,” Barrymore explains. “I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.”
“The work-at-home component is brilliant,” adds Barrymore. “I was doing all my business meetings between 12 and 2 because that’s when my daughter was napping, and it helped tremendously!"
Continue reading: Does Drew Barrymore Have It All? “I Can’t And I Don’t” She Says
Who wasn't at the ABC studios this week? Ok, so we weren't, and to be fair most of the world were probably elsewhere too, but three huge stars that were included Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding and Drew Barrymore. All three were appearing on the network's flagship breakfast show Good Morning America, and there were contrasting ways in which each of the ladies coped with the early mornings and brisk seasonal cold.
There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too many celebrity weddings to choose from for this list (sorry Alec Baldwin, you can stop reading now, you got bumped), and it was a tough job whittling it down to 10. So, who DID make the grade in our run-down 2012’s best nuptials?
What was the highlight of actress Amber Tamblyn and actor David Cross’ wedding? Well, sadly, even Tamblyn’s stunning gown couldn’t upstage the antics of their unofficial photographer, Questlove. The happy snapper not only DJ’d at the wedding, but also decided to take a number of pics of the happy couple and stick them on his Instagram account. The Roots drummer revealed pretty much everything from the bride’s arrival, to the cutting of the cake, using the hashtag #weddinginthewoods. So, Amber and David – you just about made the grade, but you have your crazy DJ to thank for it.
Drew Barrymore was reliving her childhood this week, by taking baby daughter Olive to a pizza place she used to frequent as a child star. In one of only a handful of post-birth sightings of the actress, she and husband Will Kopelman hit Los Angeles' Spago restaurant for lunch.
So she went for a slice of pizza with her family, big deal, we hear you thinking. True enough, though Spago holds a little piece of Barrymore history. "She's been coming in since the 'E.T.' days with her mom, for Wolfgang's pizza," a source told the Los Angeles Times of Barrymore's love for the signature dish. The happy couple reportedly shared photos of their new daughter when chef Wolfgang Puck visited their table. Though pizza might be in the Barrymore family fabric, it was another guilty pleasure that Drew gorged on during her pregnancy. "I loved cheeseburgers," she told People magazine of her cravings. "I wanted nothing to do with vegetables."
The actress has a pretty comfortable life ahead, what with her motherhood, production company Flower Films and beauty collaboration with Wal-Mart, though she insists she can't wait for young Olive to grow up. "I can't wait to pick her up from school - just being in the line of cars when she gets out. I want her to live a life where she knows we will be there. That is everything to me. That is what I wanted most when I was a kid, and it's what my kid will have."
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore Takes Daughter Olive To E.T. Era Pizza Place
Drew Barrymore's love life hasn't exactly been lightness and joy. Before her current husband and father of her child, Will Kopelman, she had already wed twice, with the happen marriages lasting no longer than a year each (one lasted only two months).
However, since she began dating art consultant and the son of the former Chanel CEO, Will Kopelman in 2011 and their wedding in June this year, her life has turned around. She spoke to People about how wonderful her life is now and about being a new mother.
"I couldn't eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous!" She said, about the aftermath of the birth of her daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman. "You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, 'How do I keep someone alive?' " Adding, "I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kids. Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family ... It just makes me so emotional because it's like a miracle."
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore's Happy Home Life With Husband And Baby Is A "Miracle"
Drew Barrymore’s new baby daughter Olive is only a few weeks old but she’s already a cover star. The ET actress and her new born baby are the stars of the latest issue of People magazine, in which Drew talks about the joys of motherhood and becoming a parent, with her partner, art consultant Will Kopelman.
“I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous,” she told the magazine and added “I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kid," she says. "Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family ... It just makes me so emotional because it's like a miracle.” Barrymore is clearly very much in love (as you would hope!) with Kopelman, whom she married in the summer but she explains the love that she has for Olive has given her a whole new take on the notion of love: “You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, 'How do I keep someone alive?'” and explains that nobody can really prepare you for the extra responsibility of motherhood.
Olive’s a lucky baby having such a talented mother, too; apparently one of Drew and Will’s favorite ways to get little Olive to smile is to sing ‘Good Morning’ from Singin’ In The Rain. “It's like the biggest crush I've ever had in my life!” gushes Drew. We look forward to seeing more snaps of Olive as she grows up!
Forbes’ rich lists are always a joy to behold each year, aren't they?. Oh, how we rejoice, with ne’er a hint of jealousy, to learn of the many millions of dollars that our favorite (or not, as the case may be) stars have earned in the previous 12 months. OK, let’s be honest. Those lists make us mere mortals sick with envy, right? As the global recession firms up its grip on our dwindling cash reserves, it sickens us to learn of the amount of money these celebrities earn. And what’s worse is the way that they are celebrated for it, with no question of what the hell one person could possibly need all that money for (yes, Oprah Winfrey, we ARE looking at you).
How refreshing then, that Forbes should also point out that many of these celebs are barely worth the money we’re paying them. Bad news for Eddie Murphy, then, who’s been named as the top of their list of over-paid actors. This isn’t just based on opinion of course – though frankly, even it were, you’d probably find Murphy up the top of the list; after all, he’s hardly made any movies worth watching since Dreamgirls and that was six years ago. Forbes look at how much an actor is paid and then compare that to how much money their movies bring in. And Eddie’s currently scoring a rather paltry $2.30. Not exactly a great return, there.
That said, he’s still doing a lot better than Drew Barrymore did last year, whose movies earned just 40 cents for every dollar she was paid. Now, we don’t need to sit through an economics lesson to know that those numbers just don’t add up. Lucky for Drew, she’s out of the top ten this year.
One of the big events of the weekend was the LACMA Film + Art Gala which saw some of the great and good of Hollywood in attendance to raise a glass in honour of the director Stanley Kubrick and artist Ed Ruscha. Cameron Diaz, Evan Rachel Wood, Robert Pattinson, Will Ferrell and Salma Hayek were just some of the names there for the event which cost between $5000 and $10000 a ticket.
Continue reading: Pictures: Hollywood Stars Turn Out For The LACMA Gala
He's A Family Guy! Great news for Family Guy fans this week as Seth Macfarlane was named as the host of the forthcoming Oscars. We here at Contactmusic.com give a big thumbs up to the Academy's choice, though he doesn't have much to beat. (Remember Billy last year?)
Catwoman Marries! Well, not exactly, but it's huge congratulations to Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman this week after they married in California. A special shout out to jazz trio Americano Social Club, who had no idea who they were playing for until seeing Hathaway in her ivory gown!
Barrymore's Baby Reindeer? It's also congratulations this week to Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman, who welcomed baby girl Olive. Though it's popular name, we can't help but think the actress named her daughter after a famous Reindeer?
Drew Barrymore's baby that she and her husband of three months, Will Kopelman, welcomed into the world last week, has been named Olive Barrymore Kopelman. Olive was also the name of the animated reindeer that Barrymore voiced in the 1999 movie entitled “Olive the Other Reindeer”. The endearing character and film that Barrymore's daughter seems to be named after follows a Jack Russell who is convinced she can take the place of Blitzen the reindeer to ensure Christmas can arrive for all.
Olive is Barrymore's first child, but Kopelman is her third husband. Having been married three months she's well over the half mile-stone of the five months her second marriage to comedian Tom Green lasted.
Continue reading: Drew Barrymore: Did She Name Her Child After An Animated Reindeer?
In 1988 Barrow, at the top of Alaska, aspiring reporter Adam (Krasinski) stumbles across three whales trapped beneath the icecap. Unable to reach the open sea, there's just a tiny hole in the ice that lets them breathe. Adam's report goes viral, grabbing the attention of America's press as well as his Greenpeace-activist ex Rachel (Barrymore). And the rescue effort will require an L.A. journalist (Bell), military pilot (Mulroney), Inuit boy (Sweeney), whale expert (Nelson), oil baron (Danson), White House rep (Shaw), two chuckleheads from Minnesota (LeGros and Riggle) and the Russian Navy.
Continue reading: Big Miracle Review
News reporter Adam Carlson is based in a remote part of Alaska, in a town called Point Barrow. As a consequence, there usually is little to talk about in the way of local news. After one news report, which saw him explaining how food can take up to four plane journeys to arrive in town, his boss rings to comment about how 'thin' his stories are. That is, until Adam sees something extraordinary out to sea. It transpires that there are three California gray whales stuck under the ice near Point Barrow. Adam captures the incident on his camera and rings his boss to tell him of his findings.
Adam's report on the whales makes it onto the news, where he tells stunned viewers that the ice the whales are trapped under extends five miles to the ocean. No one is more stunned than Rachel Kramer, a Greenpeace activist and Adam's ex-girlfriend. She rings him up to announce that she will help him rescue the whales. Soon enough, Adam not only has the support of his ex but of the entire town as well, all doing what they can to make a path to the ocean through the ice. Adam and Rachel soon find themselves united under a common goal and they slowly start to fall back in love again.
Starring: John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Tim Blake Nelson, James LeGros, Rob Riggle, Andrew Daly, Bruce Altman, Gregory Jbara, Michael Gaston, Mark Ivanir and Jonathan Slavin
When they are approached by the Maysles (Arye Gross, Justin Louis) about making a movie of their life, Big Edith Beale (Lange) and her daughter Little Edie (Barrymore) are a tad suspicious. After all, they have let few people in their decaying Hamptons home, and the last time anyone showed up, it was the county health inspector threatening to condemn the mansion. Intrigued by the idea of being in a movie however, the duo agree, and soon we are whisked back to the days when Big Edith suffered through her straight-laced husband Phelan (Ken Howard) as Little Edie wooed Truman Cabinet member Julius Krug (Daniel Baldwin). As she ages, the sullen matriarch wants more freedom. Instead, she becomes a virtual recluse in her home, calling on her jet-setting offspring to come home and care for her. Thanks to relative Jackie Onassis (Jeanne Tripplehorn), they have enough money to live on. But their life is still one of misguided dreams and internalized strife.
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Skipped Parts, based on a purportedly much-loved book that I've never heard of, tells the unlikely story of a 15-year-old boy (Bug Hall) in the early 1960s, whose trashy mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh, a fright in platinum blonde) encourages him to do whatever he wants. Namely, that involves experimenting with sex, and our buddy Bug does so, frequently, with the local cheerleader (Mischa Barton, the scariest looking young actress in film today, next to Gaby Hoffman). Meanwhile, mom sluts it up with a friendly Indian while the prepubescent teen becomes pregnant during all this boning.
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Set in 1988, Donnie Darko is a John Hughes teen movie tinged with David Lynch-ian gloom and perversity. It begins innocently enough around the Darko's dining room table, where we find out the older sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is rebelliously voting for Dukakis and Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal, Bubble Boy) is off his meds. From here, the film churns forward at a hypnotic pace, revealing facts about its disturbed but endearing title character.
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If I see one more high school movie that uses a Literature class Shakespearelesson as a metaphor for raging hormones and whatever else the screenwriteris trying to put across, I swear I'm going to throttle someone.
But such ridiculously hackneyed plot devices are the leastof the problem with "Never Been Kissed," the most agonizing flickever made by Drew Barrymore, an endearing actress with regrettably badtaste in scripts.
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Joseph McGinty Nichol explained the time when the cast of 'Charlie's Angeles' stripped for him in the back of a van.
The stars of 'Charlie's Angels' - Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu - are apparently so close to and comfortable with director McG that they once stripped off for him. McG, who's real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, explained the incident when his leading ladies stripped in the back of a van while attending the Super Bowl of Motorcross.
The director recalled: "They're all very free with their physicality. They've all seen me naked, I've seen them naked. That's how we get down. We got a big limo van, put on old Motley Crue records, and Drew and I stripped down. It's sort of fabulous the way we all trust on another, most particularly Drew. Drew is very into the body, very natural. It's a splendid thing."
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