The Luke Skywalker actor ventured to the dark side for the star studded event in Los Angeles.
Mark Hamill surprised and delighted Star Wars diehards on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, when he appeared at a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Hamill joined stars including Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul and Ellen Page at the reading, which was hosted by director Jason Reitman as part of Film Independent’s Live Read series.
Mark Hamill took on a different role during a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back
But Hamill wasn't in his familiar role of Luke Skywalker, instead he joined the dark side for the evening, reading the role The Emperor as well as mimicking Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the audience gave the Star Wars icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”
If you only watch one video this week, make it this one. True Detective fans, this is required viewing.
Ellen Page and Kate Mara are two of Hollywood’s favourite sweethearts, but we love them even more (if that’s even possible) after their True Detective parody for Funny or Die. Possibly inspired by the news from earlier this week that Vince Vaughn and Collin Farrell will be joining the HBO hit, the starlets filmed their own take on the show. It’s called Tiny Detectives and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
If Ellen Page doesn't star in True Detective, HBO should definitely consider a spinoff, based on Tiny Detective.
The premise: since people were unhappy with the new True Detective cast, HBO have decided to re-cast. But with Page at 5’1’’ and Mara not exactly towering at 5’2’’, their characters have had to take a very… creative approach to detective work. For one, they can’t see the evidence half the time. Also, they sometimes have to sit on magazines to see over the dashboard of their cop car. And I won’t spoil the rest, but you won’t make it past the 1:10 mark without laughing, that’s for sure. Basically, go watch the video right now. You know, just in case you needed a reminder of why these two are awesome. Or if you have an afternoon or so, you could just dive straight into a pit of three-minute comedy videos. No judgement.
Kate Mara and Ellen Page send up 'True Detective' as 'Tiny Detectives' in a Funny or Die sketch.
Kate Mara at New York Fashion Week 2014.
Vicky Beeching has come out as gay.
Vicky Beeching, the theologian and Christian singer-songwriter, says she has been overwhelmed by the support after revealing her sexuality in public for the first time. Beeching came out during an interview in Thursday's Independent (August 14, 2014).
Vicky Beeching came out this week
Beeching discussed the emotional and physical trauma she had suffered trying to reconcile her homosexuality with her religious beliefs during childhood.
Continue reading: Vicky Beeching 'Overwhelmed' By Support After Coming Out
Sandra Bullock's stalker allegedly had a notebook filled with pictures of the actress and writings suggesting he had been watching her house for days before he broke into her Hollywood home. Bullock was awoken on 8th June to discover a man outside her bedroom door and recently obtained documents show the extent of Joshua Corbett's obsession with the 'Gravity' actress.
A series of search warrants obtained by a US entertainment website detail the terrifying encounter actress Sandra Bullock endured when a stalker broke into her house at the beginning of June.
Sandra Bullock discovered her stalker outside her bedroom door in June.
Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who again stirs plenty of meaty subtext beneath the thrilling action. He also has one of the best casts imaginable, including Oscar winners, cinema royalty, rising stars and matinee idols.
Best of all, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns to the fold after two less-than-thrilling solo adventures. He's at the centre of everything here, as Professor X and Magneto (Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen) ask Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine's consciousness back 50 years to 1973. His mission is to prevent Dr Trask (Peter Dinklage) from inventing mutant-hunting robots, because they will go out of control and cause a present-day dystopia in which mutants and anyone who sympathises with them are killed. But Wolverine's biggest task will be to get the then-feuding Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) to work together to keep renegade mutant Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) from making everything worse.
Thankfully, Simon Kinberg's script doesn't worry too much about the whole time-travel thing, shrugging off dubious logic by keeping the focus on the characters. And there are a lot of people to keep an eye on, which makes the film sometimes feel a bit crowded and leaves some characters barely on-screen at all (blink and you'll miss Anna Paquin's Rogue). The best newbie is Evan Peters' Quicksilver, who gets the film's most entertaining sequence as he races around tweaking an action sequence frame by frame. Other set-pieces are grippingly darker, and some don't quite make sense (why does Magneto feel the need to levitate an entire stadium?).
Continue reading: X-men: Days Of Future Past Review
After a couple of gimmicky transgressive comedies (Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), writer-director Lynn Shelton takes a more observant approach this time. So even if, as before, the script never quite fills in the gaps in the story, it at least knowingly recreates relational awkwardness in a remarkably sensitive way. And the characters are almost eerily easy to identify with.
The centre of the story is Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), who is debating whether she should move in with her rebound boyfriend (Scoot McNairy). This sparks her to think about her whole life, and she ends up recoiling at the idea of touching human flesh. Which is a problem since she's a massage therapist. By contrast, her dentist brother Paul (Josh Pais) believes he might have the ability to heal his patients, so he consults Abby's reiki-practitioner colleague (Alison Janney) for advice. Meanwhile, Paul's daughter Jenny (Ellen Page) is terrified to tell her father that she hates working as his assistant. And she's even more afraid to admit that she has a crush on her aunt's boyfriend.
Along the way, Abby, Paul and Jenny are all pushed into a turning point in their lives by an unexpected change in circumstances, which of course feels a bit contrived. But the film's real strength is in the messy connection between family members who have issues with themselves and each other, all of which are expressed through clumsy conversations and uncomfortable physicality. As insecure siblings, DeWitt and Pais are terrific in complex roles that draw on the actors' nervous energy. But only Pais and McNairy are genuinely likeable: men who haven't a clue what to do. By contrast, the always terrific Page and Janney have much less-developed roles.
Continue reading: Touchy Feely Review
The world is verging on an apocalyptic disaster as the mutants continue to engage in vicious battles with only one possible outcome - their extinction. Unfortunately, any chance of saving the world from its oncoming fate has been and gone a long time ago - though there could be a way to change history. The two wisest mutants of the universe, Charles Xavier and Magneto, have been at odds for a great many years, but they must this time unite to have any hope of saving their people. They contact Wolverine to help them on their mission to go back in time and convince their younger selves that trouble lies ahead if they don't make the right decisions; Wolverine is the only one who can take on such a task with his healing powers giving him enough strength, but can he possibly save the future?
Continue: X-Men: Days of Future Past - Clips
The 27 year-old actress admitted she was "very, very nervous," when coming out at a Las Vegas LBGT conference back in February.
It has been just under three months since Ellen Page revealed she is gay at a Las Vegas LBGT conference called 'Time to THRIVE'.
This past Valentine's Day the 27 year-old actress announced, "I'm here today because I'm gay, and because maybe I can make a difference - to help others have an easier and more hopeful time."
Page is now opening up about that experience and how the world responded to her coming out, while speaking in Flare Magazine's June issue, which she features on the font cover of.
The mutants of the world are quickly dwindling in their numbers, tearing each other apart until they are almost wiped out. Two of the wisest X-Men of the universe, Charles Xavier and Magneto, must now join forces despite their hostile relationship to go back in time and fix the world so that their kind can survive the horrors of their ravaged future. The duo enlist Wolverine to help them on their mission; a mutant whose healing powers make him the only one strong enough to travel in time. He must find the impulsive fools that are Xavier and Magneto as much younger mutants and warn them of what their actions will do for their future, while on the way attempt to save the life of an important political figure. Will the X-Men succeed in changing their future? Or are there some things in the past that can never be changed?
'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' is the latest instalment of the Marvel film franchise following on from 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 2011's 'X-Men: First Class'. Director Bryan Singer ('The Usual Suspects', 'Superman Returns', 'Valkyrie') returns alongside screenwriter Simon Kinberg ('Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Jumper'). The movie is set for release in the UK on May 22nd 2014.
Check out the dramatic new poster for the latest 'X-Men' movie.
Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation sequel, X-Men Days of Future Past. The dramatic new image features Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, and Fan Bingbing alongside all the franchise's main characters.
It's Dark Times For The X-Men In 'Days Of Future Past.'
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, and Peter Dinklage all star in the action epic, which is due for release in May.
The 27 year-old actress responded to a pastor's attempt to ridicule her sexuality with a witty tweet.
Ellen Page won a war of words with a Pastor who attempted to slam her sexuality.
The 27 year-old first revealed that she is gay at a Las Vegas LBGT conference called 'Time to THRIVE', back in February.
At the time she told the gathered crowd, "I'm here today because I'm gay, and because maybe I can make a difference - to help others have an easier and more hopeful time."
Continue reading: Ellen Page Slams Pastor On Twitter For Anti-Gay Letter
Ellen Page is an actress after all, so let's take a look at her upcoming projects.
The news that Ellen Page is gay is important to the public for one reason: she’s a celebrity, and can – by her actions – influence public opinion towards equality. But she’s an actress, and what we really want to know is what movies she’s working on.
Ellen Page in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Her biggest upcoming project is X Men: Days of Future Past, in which the 26-year-old plays Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat - a mutant with the ability to phase through solid objects and a part Page thought she’d never play again.
Continue reading: Ellen Page Is Gay. Cool. But What Movies Has She Got Coming Up?
The actress revealed she was gay at the inaugural Time To Thrive conference on Valentine's Day.
Ellen Page came out on Friday (February 14, 2014) at the Time To Thrive conference in Las Vegas where she gave a speech on the pressures to conform to certain ideals within Hollywood. The 26 year-old Canadian star, who is best known for her break-out role in 2007's Juno, began her speech by saying "It's such an honour to be here at the inaugural Time To Thrive conference, but it's a little weird too [...] I'm surrounded by people who make it their life's work to make other people's lives better."
Ellen Page Came Out At The Time To Thrive Conference On Friday.
It was highly appropriate that Ellen's speech took place on Valentine's Day, as her words were filled with love, hope and admiration for those who continue to battle for LGBT rights. "I'm here today because I'm gay," Page said, to an extended standing ovation. "And because maybe I can make a difference - to help others have an easier and more hopeful time," she added.
Ellen Page told the crowd at a 'Time to THRIVE' LBGT conference, "I am tired of hiding, I'm tired of lying by omission," before revealing that she is gay.
Actress Ellen Page made a hard but brave decision on Valentine's Day.
The 26 year-old revealed that she is gay at a Las Vegas LBGT conference called 'Time to THRIVE', this past Friday (Feb 14th).
The human rights campaign gathering, which was attended by hundreds of people, was to promote the welfare of the LGBT youth.
Jane Lynch had some advice for the younger actress in light of her coming out speech.
Celebrities have rushed to congratulate Ellen Page on her coming out announcement from Friday. That includes Glee actress, famed comedienne and LGBT+ advocate Jane Lynch, who had some additional words of wisdom for Page. Lynch, who has been out for the entirety of her career, had this to say to the 26-year-old (half Lynch’s age) actress (via People): "When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it 'lying'. "
Lynch is speaking from experience, when she says the younger actress shouldn't be so hard on herself.
This refers to Page’s touching speech at HRC’s Time To Thrive conference on Friday, where the younger actress declared: “I’m tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I'm standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”
Continue reading: Jane Lynch To Ellen Page: "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself."
Celebrities and fans have rallied in support of Page after her announcement.
Over the weekend, news of actress Ellen Page’s coming out speech at the Time to THRIVE conference in Los Angeles has spread to even the remotest corners of the internet. Most voices are in support of Page’s decision, thankfully, which marks a significant shift in thinking, although there was virtually no way to not rally in support of Page after her moving, impassioned speech.
Page teared up during her speech, but she remained composed and well-spoken throughout.
"And I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it, and yes, even the pain of it is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being,” the 26-year-old actress said through tears. “And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise. There are too many kids out there suffering from bullying, rejection or simply being mistreated because of who they are."
Ellen Page publically came out as gay on Friday whilst presenting a speech at a human rights conference in Las Vegas. The 26-year-old said her decision was motivated by her desire to "make a difference." Yet Page is not the only actor who has come out as gay, here's five others including Angelina Jolie, Jane Lynch and Cynthia Nixon.
Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday (14th February). The X-Men and Juno actress made the announcement in a speech at the Time to Thrive conference held in support of LGBT youth. Page is not the only actor to have come out as gay, here's a rundown of 5 women in the television and film industry who have publically come out.
Ellen Page came out as gay on Friday (14th February).
At the conference, Page said: "I'm here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."
Continue reading: Ellen Page And 5 Other Out And Proud Gay Actors
Ellen Page has come out as gay whilst presenting a speech at the Time to THRIVE conference in Las Vegas on Friday (14th February). In an impassioned and extremely brave speech the 26-year-old actress explained her motivation in coming out.
Ellen Page has come out as gay. The X-Men star appeared at the Time to THRIVE conference and made a moving speech in which she announced she was gay and wanted to "make a difference".
Ellen Page gave a speech at the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas on Friday (14th February).
The conference was held in Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the event was intended to promote the welfare of LGBT youth, as stated in The Hollywood Reporter. Page spoke on Friday (14th February) and came out publically as gay. She expressed her admiration of the organisation and the people involved in the Human Right's event.
Continue reading: Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay At Time To Thrive Conference [Video]
In a post-apocalyptic world where mutants are now scarce, Charles Xavier must convince Wolverine to travel back in time to warn Xavier's younger self about their impending disaster-struck world. Magneto is also united with his fellow mutants, as now all their kind must stick together if they want to survive a world that they are no longer welcome in. Previously, the battle between humankind and X-Men caused the attempted assassination of an important political figure, something that Wolverine must control as he goes back to instil some knowledge into the much more reckless X-Men of the 1980s.
Date of birth
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