Yesterday, 17-year-old British singer-songwriter Ella Henderson performed a special musical arrangement at the National Television Awards (NTA’s), singing Cher’s Believe.
This is the X Factor star’s first public performance since her unexpected exit from the show in the sixth week of the 2012 competition, where she sang the track during the Boot Camp phase. Nicole Scherzinger suppressed her tears after that performance while the fellow judge Gary Barlow said that he would “pay a lot of money” just to hear Ella’s “amazing” version of the song again.
Ella also expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to perform at the NTA’s via Twitter:
Just a couple of days ago news broke that Justin Biber’s mom Pattie Mallette is creating an anti-abortion film entitled Crescendo, and it is now rumored that the teen superstar is unhappy about her new project.
A source said that, "Justin just is very uncomfortable about political issues - especially ones like abortion that are very divisive. He's all about entertaining his fans with his music and not interested in pushing a political agenda... Furthermore, I don't believe he agrees with his mom on this issue."
The same source also stressed that the Baby hitmaker was irritated with the controversial headlines in his life lately "so soon after a lot of relatively negative stories tied to his own actions." The insider said, "First there was the alleged drug use, than the mooning photo on Twitter this weekend. ... He doesn't need this (his mother's role in the anti-abortion film) on top of it."
Lately, Justin’s mom declared that she preferred to produce the short film that could "encourage young women all over the world, just like me, to let them know that there is a place to go, people who will take care of you and a safe home to live in if you are pregnant and think you have nowhere else to turn."
The short film will have its universal screenings on February 28. Their objective for this project is to raise $10 million for pregnancy centers.
It has been reported by the U.K’s Daily Mail that the cast members of the film Les Miserables will perform on Oscars. The event will be based on the international hit stage musical.
Songs from the film will be presented has not yet been chosen. But don’t worry because the TV watchers can expect to see Les Miserables stars Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried and more. The Daily Mail assumes the film's cast may possibly offer a medley of songs or a group performance of either One Day More or Do You Hear The People Sing?
Les Miserables, the scintillating film adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name, has gained eight nominations, including Best Picture. Australian actor-producer, Hugh Jackman is nominated as Best Actor in a Leading Role and Anne Hathaway as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for their performances as Vproaljean and Fantine, respectively. Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil were also nominated for the new song created for the film, Suddenly.
The upcoming event will be held on February 24th in Hollywood & Highland Center, Dolby Theatre.
Last Thursday at around 5:00 A.M., a fire ravaged Osbourne’s house in Beverly Hills, California. The fire reportedly started from a neglected burning candle which exploded in its glass vase, flaring up in the living room.
Ozzy's wife Sharon discussed the fire incident in The Talk later that day. She declared that his husband got injured during the incident which worsened one of his hands that had recently undergone surgery.
The fire was put out after firefighters from the local Fire Department came and dealt with the situation.
"Everybody is fine. There was only Ozzy, myself and the dogs in the house last night," she went on assuring devotees.
Sharon took responsibility for the fire. She said, "I apologize to my husband because he put himself out. He made his hand worse, it started to bleed, the whole nine yards, and I'm sorry and I love you and I will never light a candle again. I want to thank the firemen from Beverly Hills Fire Station because you are magnificent there and I want to say to everyone out there, please, please check your candles before you go to bed."
Zero Dark Thirty, a drama that circles on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, has amazingly tense and realistic scenes, suffused with a strong sense of brotherhood and courage in its characters.
Jessica Chastain plays the tough and relentless Maya, a soldier on a decade-long manhunt for the notorious Al-Qaeda terrorist, leading to the dramatic SEAL Team Six assault. The film includes 2005 London attacks, an audio recreation of 9/11, using phone calls made from inside the World Trade Center, and lots of CIA deaths, recreated in incredible detail.
Zero Dark Thirty is written by American journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
After having sat out on the Avengers, American film actor and producer Don Cheadle will be returning to the Marvel fold in Iron Man 3. Now he has been hinting at what we can expect from the third chapter of the film, starting with the possibility of his character coming closer with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr).
During the interview, Cheadle stated, “I’m not supposed to say that he kills Robert Downey Jr.’s character. Is that a spoiler? That would be a spoiler. You knew that was coming. You read the comic books. No. I will just say that the buddy relationship that these guys have gets tighter. The third act set piece for the big finale is bigger and badder. It’s just a lot more.”
He continues more seriously, “I will just say that the buddy relationship that these guys have gets tighter. The third act set piece for the big finale is bigger and badder. It’s just a lot more.”
Upon being asked how his children feel about having their dad returning to the Iron Man series, he says “I don’t think it matters to them. They still want me to drive them places and go get food and take them to movies. It doesn’t really matter. They haven’t asked me to fly them there yet.”
Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce. It opens in the UK on 26 April and May 3 in the US.
According to Scientologists, Tom Cruise will rescue the world from extraterrestrial beings — not only in fantasy, but also in real life.
His billion-year contract of service that he signed with the Church of Scientology has skyrocketed him to demigod status, according to the controversial book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, written by Lawrence Wright. The book discusses how Cruise is set to meet the group’s primary objective, which is to guard and save humanity from aliens living in our bodies, who are hell-bent on destroying us and the planet.
The Jack Reacher actor became involved with the Scientologists in 1990, where he started off as a low-profile member, under the name of Thomas Mapother IV.
Later, the group's leaders raised him as No. 3 in the church's ranks, just after David Miscavige, who organized the Religious Technology Center, and American pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Watch this newsbit on Tom Cruise slamming Wright's tell-all book:
Following the accomplishment of her latest album Red, twenty-year-old Taylor Swift is being honored for something other than her music, by leading DoSomething.org’s most charitable stars of the year list.
The list includes Lady GaGa, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato.
Swift's $4 million donation to the Country Hall of Fame Museum is currently on the spotlight among her numerous charitable contributions. Miley Cyrus was also honored for her own efforts to spread awareness about rescuing animals from shelters and her support for Save The Music Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Award-winning actor Charles Durning, whose work in movies and televisions includes supporting roles in the classic comedy Tootsie and the TV sitcom Evening Shade, had passed away last December 24 at the age of 89.
According to his longtime friend and agent Judith Moss, he died of natural causes.
Durning survived poverty and WWII to become an established character actor in Hollywood. "I was born a character actor," he spoke of his role as Big Daddy in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. "I was born looking older — and I've been aging since I was a teenager."
The actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2008 and said, "I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director”.
In a 1994 interview with Washington Post, Durning said, “I’d like to have a decade of my life back. I dropped into a void for almost a decade. It’s your mind that’s hard to heal. There are many horrifying secrets in the depths of our souls that we don’t want anyone to know about.”
Durning also pledged to never stop working. "They're going to carry me out, if I go," he said. However, beyond his numerous achievements, Durning had a fear of being invisible.
The versatile actor once said that he was "driven by fear - the fear of not being recognized by your peers".
He is survived by his children, Michele, Douglas and Jeannine. His family will hold a private family service and burial at Arlington National Cemetery. May he rest in peace.