Mumbai: As everyone is planning for the weekend, business cash brings you some Hollywood buzz starting from ‘Kate Hudson’s drunk dial’ to ‘Nicole joins Amazon Studios’ to ‘Pattinson to play funny psychopath’ to many other updates. Read on-
Kate Hudson drunkenly called her exes
Actress Kate Hudson once drunkenly video called “every man” from her past in one “liberating” evening.
The 39-year-old actress, who is currently in a relationship with Danny Fujikawa, has been married to Chris Robinson and engaged to Matt Bellamy in the past, as well as being romantically linked to the likes of Owen Wilson, Dax Shepard, Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez.
“One guy I Face Timed 15 times. It was liberating because I had never done anything like that. I was that person that you could not get drunk. As soon as I felt anything, tipsy, anything, I would be home,” Hudson said at Popsugar’s Play/Ground event.
The “Almost Famous” star will not be doing any drunk dialing these days as she is currently pregnant with her third child, which will mark her first with boyfriend Danny, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Nicole Kidman to create content for Amazon
Actress Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films have signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
Under the agreement, Kidman will develop theatrical and series content for the digital company, reports variety.com.
“Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.
“She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”
Kidman added, “I’m excited to start working with Jen Salke and the Amazon team. Our goal at Blossom Films is to create important and entertaining content across multiple platforms, and I can’t think of better collaborators with which to accomplish this.”
Founded by Kidman and Per Saari, Blossom Films produced the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies for which Kidman won an Emmy for best actress in a limited series or movie, and is producing the second season of the series.
Blossom Films is also producing David E. Kelley’s limited series The Undoing for HBO, in which Kidman is set to star; is adapting Liane Moriarty’s novel “Truly Madly Guilty” into a limited series and is developing an adaptation of Off-Broadway vampire hit “Cuddles”.
The Blossom Films deal is the latest in a series of high-profile talent agreements for Amazon, which Salke joined as entertainment chief in February.
Earlier this month, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions signed a first-look deal with Amazon.
‘Captain Marvel’ to be scored by female composer
Music composer Pinar Toprak is on board to work on superhero movie Captain Marvel, scheduled to release in March 2019.
Toprak, who penned additional music for the DC film Justice League, is the first female composer to score a major comic-book movie, reports variety.com.
Captain Marvel also happens to be about a female superhero (played by Brie Larson).
Toprak said in a social media post, “It’s an incredible honour to be a part of the Marvel Universe… I have so many people to thank for helping me on this journey but first and foremost, my incredible agents Laura Engel and Richard Kraft for believing in me from day one.”
She also thanked directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck “for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime” and Marvel music supervisor Dave Jordan.
Mendes needs ‘few years’ to shed his clean image
Singer Shawn Mendes, 19, says he needs just a few years to shed his clean image.
He has featured on two covers of Wonderland magazine, where he has opened up about his struggle with anxiety, newly-released third studio album and the pressure of maintaining his squeaky clean image throughout his ride to the top, reports eonline.com.
“I think I’ve been really lucky to have a good foundation of people around me… I’m just a normal person and nobody talks me up too much,” he said.
“Support is there when you need it, but not when it’s not needed. I think it’s really important to keep your feet on the ground. You never know though, give it a couple more years and you might be taking back everything you just said.”
While he hasn’t lost his footing just yet, Mendes says his rebellious side may come out in the future.”I mean, I haven’t had a chance,” he joked. “I just need a few years! Don’t jinx me!”
Jaden Smith found prom stressful
Actor-singer Jaden Smith says he found attending prom with his girlfriend very stressful.
“Actual prom was more stressful (than the Met Gala). I was more stressed at actual prom. Because with your girlfriend and stuff, there are expectations — prom is supposed to be like this and boyfriends are supposed to act like this,” Smith told W magazine.
He added, “At the Met, I was just a free bird and really living my best life. But prom was really stressful. I had to really sharpen up for prom.”
At the Met Gala last month, the 19-year-old star attracted attention with his unusual prop; a framed gold record for his latest album “Syre”, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
He said, “I got it that day. It was totally spur of the moment. I told everyone I was bringing it. I mean, I didn’t tell anyone from the Met, but everyone on my team knew.”
Pattinson excited to play ‘funny psychopath’
Actor Robert Pattinson, who has made a name for himself by playing sullen and dark characters, will soon be seen in a comedy titledDamsel. He says it was fun playing a character like this after all the serious characters he has essayed for so long.
“It was really fun. I really wanted to do one for ages. I mean, I’ve played a lot of serious psychopaths so I thought I would play a funny psychopath,” Pattinson told etonline.com.
On his career till date, Pattinson says he has had a fun ride.
“The whole ride’s been really great. I’ve just been incredibly lucky in my career and my life. I’m really appreciative of everything,” he said.
Magnolia Pictures will release Damsel on 22 June.
Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry
Singer Kesha, in a text message to fellow singer Lady Gaga, has accused former collaborator Dr. Luke of raping singer Katy Perry, according to court documents filed here. Dr. Luke’s representative has denied the allegation.
The documents, obtained by variety.com, are related to the ongoing defamation case between Kesha and Luke.
The documents reportedly contain Luke’s refutation of three of Kesha’s claims against him — previously known allegations that he gave the singer drugs against her will and that he raped her, as well as the previously undisclosed claim that he raped Perry. The news was first reported by publication The Blast.
The claim was revealed in a text message sent from Kesha to Lady Gaga, according to the documents, which read in part: “On February 26, 2016 (Kesha) sent a text message to Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) which repeated (Kesha’s) false claim that (Luke) had raped her.”
“(Kesha) also falsely asserted that (Luke) had also raped Kathryn Hudson (Katy Perry). Following this text message conversation, and with (Kesha’s) encouragement, (Gaga) spread negative messages about (Luke) in the press and on social media.”
Previously, the existence of the text message had been publicly discussed, although its contents had not.
The documents also reportedly said Perry has been deposed as part of the lawsuit, although there is no indication of what she said. Perry has never publicly accused Luke of sexual misconduct, although she has not worked with him professionally for several years.
In a statement, Luke’s legal team denied the accusations detailed in the court documents.
“Katy Perry herself confirmed that Dr. Luke did not rape her. Kesha’s accusation to the contrary – just like her other outrageous lies about Dr. Luke – is baseless and irresponsible, and it is disrespectful to both Katy Perry and Dr. Luke. In his defamation lawsuit against Kesha, Dr. Luke seeks damages for the harm caused by these malicious falsehoods.”
Luke’s defamation lawsuit against Kesha the last remaining suit in a legal battle that began in 2014 when the pop star went public with claims that the producer had abused her. That year, Luke filed a complaint against Kesha for failing to work on a third album as required under her contract.
Kesha filed a countersuit, seeking to be released from the contract on the basis of allegations that Luke had raped her and verbally abused her over the course of several years. The courts have ruled against Kesha in every attempt to extricate herself from her contracts with him and his label, and last year she released an album, “Rainbow,” on the label containing several songs that obliquely reference her battles with the producer.
Chad Michael Murray slams former wife
Actor Chad Michael Murray has fired back at his former wife and actress Sophia Bush’s claim that she felt pressured to marry him.
Murray, 36, married Bush, 35, in April 2005 when she was 22 and he was 23 but they separated five months later. Their divorce was finalised in December 2006. They even starred in the show One Tree Hill.
Bush sat down with Andy Cohen for an interview on Wednesday and spoke about her brief marriage to the actor saying “it was not a thing I actually really wanted to do”, adding she felt pressured to marry him.
In a statement to people.com, Murra”s representative said the “story is ludicrous”.
“Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love,” the representative said.
“Thirteen years since his divorce from Sophia, he has a very happy family life with his wife and children.”
“He has completely moved on and doesn’t feel the need to engage in this type of behaviour.”
Cohen asked Bush how she could have been talked into marrying Murray if she didn’t want to go through with it.
Bush said, “Because how do you let everybody down? And how do you, that’s the fight? And when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time and 200 people either get to see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time?”
She added, “Life is always loaded. What the public knows ever is never ‘It’s not the tip of the iceberg. Hilarie (Burton) and I used to laugh and we were like, ‘If we had a behind-the-scenes show, the drama would be so much f– better than the drama that the writers write’.”
Pete Davidson called Nick Cannon before popping question to Grande
Rapper-actor-filmmaker Nick Cannon was among the first to know about actor-comedian Pete Davidson and singer Ariana Grandes engagement.
The America’s Got Talent host opened up about Davidson’s plans to propose to Grande on Thursday saying he was very excited, reports people.com.
“He called before he was going to do it, and I said, ‘Salud!'” Cannon told Entertainment Tonight. “He was really excited, so I was like, ‘I love it, man. Keep it going.’ Love is in the air!”
“To see them together – and I’ve been one of those dudes with one of those fantasy, fantastic relationships where you just go off and get married,” Cannon said, referring to his marriage to Mariah Carey and their marriage after just weeks of dating.
“So I was like, ‘Do it,'” he continued. “I’ve congratulated Pete. I haven’t spoken to Ariana, but I’m happy for them.”
Cannon even offered to officiate their wedding, comparing their relationship to a classic 2004 film.
“I think they’re outstanding. They’re young people in love and you can’t knock that. It’s like The Notebook. I’m up for all weddings. I’ll officiate. I don’t know how long they’ll last if you let me do it, but I’m up for it,” he said.
As for whether he believes their relationship is moving at too fast of a pace, Cannon said he doesn’t believe that.
“I’m a hopeless romantic, or as I say, a fearless romantic,” he explained. “I just like to jump into it, and sometimes it can get you in trouble, but it makes for some great stories.”
‘Midnight Cowboy’ actress Georgann Johnson dead at 91
Midnight Cowboy actress Georgann Johnson is no more. She was 91.
She died on 4 June, reported variety.com.
With a career spanning six decades, the actress first appeared on television in 1950s’ commercials, later appearing opposite James Dean in TV drama Life Sentence.
Johnson performed in a number of Broadway shows like Critic’s Choice opposite Henry Fonda as well as episodes of Dr. Kildare,The Doctors and The Fugitive. She later worked with Jon Voight as the “Rich Lady” in 1969’s Midnight Cowboy.