This is like the coolest thing EVER !!!
Hollywood heavyweight Jack Nicholson made a special visit to his daughter’s university campus on Saturday to discuss his acting career with students.
Nicholson was part of a panel including producers Robert Evans, Brad Grey and former studio boss Peter Bart, which hosted the Ivy League Film Festival session at Rhode Island’s Brown University.
Students were shown clips of movies the four have been involved with and lectured on loyalty and artistic integrity, reports the New York Post.
After the panel, Nicholson got the chance to catch up with 19-year-old Lorraine, his daughter with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Broussard.
I would imagine he would have no trouble picking up women now.
Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson decided to become an actor after his dad convinced him it would help him pick up women.
The 22-year-old is among Tinseltown’s hottest new stars, thanks to his lead role in cult vampire franchise Twilight.
But he may never have been an actor at all, had his dad not pushed him to try his hand at London’s Barnes Theatre Company – so he could hang out with girls.
Pattinson says, “(My dad) saw a bunch of pretty girls who were going to it. (He) said: ‘Hey Rob, you’ve got to go to that.’ That’s the reason I still do it!”
Awwww I think its lovely that they have paid tribute to Bea. The Golden Girls is one of my favorite TV shows. <3
Veteran actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan have paid tribute to their Golden Girls co-star Bea Arthur, who died on Saturday.
The actress passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home after losing her battle with cancer aged 86, according to personal assistant Dan Watt.
Arthur, who starred in the hit show from 1985 until 1992, won an Emmy Award for her role as Dorothy Zbornak in the sitcom, which chronicled the lives of three retirees in Miami.
And co-stars White and McClanahan fondly recall the seven happy years they spent with Arthur on the series.
McClanahan tells Entertainment Tonight. “(Thirty-seven) years ago she showed me how to be very brave in playing comedy. I’ll miss that courage. And I’ll miss that voice.”
White adds, “I knew it would hurt, I just didn’t know it would hurt this much. I’m so happy that she received her Lifetime Achievement Award while she was still with us, so she could appreciate that.
“Bea was such an important part of a very happy time in my life and I have dearly loved her for a very long time. How lucky I was to know her.”
Born in 1922, Arthur grew up in New York and earned a degree as a medical laboratory technician, before enrolling in a drama course at the New School of Social Research in the city.
She shot to fame in her twenties with numerous stage roles and won critical acclaim for her performance in a 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.
Arthur also landed a Tony Award for her turn as Vera Charles in 1966 musical Mame – and composer Jerry Herman was taken aback by her natural acting ability and comic timing.
He says, “There was no one else like Bea. She would make us laugh during Mame rehearsals with a look or with a word. She didn’t need dialogue. I don’t know if I can say that about any other person I ever worked with.”
The actress moved on to television in her fifties and won the starring role in 1970s show Maude, for which she also won a coveted Emmy Award, before landing her part in The Golden Girls.
Arthur married twice – first to producer and director Robert Alan Aurthur and then to director Gene Saks from 1950 to 1978. The couple adopted two sons.
She is survived by a sister, her children Matthew and Daniel and two granddaughters.
Interesting I wasnt really expecting this to go straight to number 1 in the box office.
Beyonce Knowles’ new movie Obsessed has romped to the top of the U.S. box office chart with opening weekend (24-26Apr09) takings of $28.5 million (£19.65 million)
The thriller stars Knowles and Idris Elba as a couple targetted by a crazed office temp, played by Heroes star Ali Larter.
Obsessed bumped 17 Again from the top spot; the Zac Efron comedy slid down to second place with earnings of $11.665 million (£8.04 million).
Fighting landed third place with $11.441 million followed by Jamie Foxx‘s new movie The Soloist, which managed a disappointing $9.715 million (£7.81 million).
Disney feature Earth rounded out the top five with $8.554 million (£5.89 million) – the best ever opening for a nature movie.
She totally deserves it, she has done so much over the years. And I am sure she will keep going for quite a long time yet.
Meryl Streep is set to rule the Rome Film Festival – she will be honoured with the top award to mark her outstanding career.
The Out of Africa star will receive the Marcus Aurelius Lifetime Achievement Award, which has previously been bestowed upon industry legends such as Sir Sean Connery and Al Pacino.
Streep will reflect upon her four decades as she hosts an on-stage discussion for the event’s guests, sharing insights acquired throughout her lengthy career.
The fourth annual Rome Film Festival is scheduled to run from 15 to 23 October.
Awww poor Helen. So there is something she isnt that good at.
Dame Helen Mirren has been banned from singing around her home – because her husband cannot bear to hear her tuneless warbling.
The Queen star enjoys belting out tracks and often finds herself singing along to songs she hears.
But her director husband Taylor Hackford insists she should keep quiet – until she learns to carry a tune.
Mirren says, “I’ve got no musical abilities whatsoever. I sing if I’m listening to music. I sing along with it – I can hit the note if I’ve just heard it.
“My husband is very musical. He just hates to hear me sing – he shuts me up!”
Awww I think thats really nice, but always find it strange when news like this is released !!! haha
James McAvoy could soon be a father – he and his actress wife Anne-marie Duff are hoping to start a family.
The pair met on the set of U.K. TV comedy Shameless before falling in love and tying the knot in 2006.
And now Duff, who lives in London with McAvoy, is hoping to extend their family by becoming a first-time mother.
She explains, “I would love to have a baby. As soon as the big fella (God) makes it happen, it would be brilliant. I’m not putting it off but unfortunately bodies don’t work that way.”
And she admits she and McAvoy are already getting plenty of practice at baby-making, laughing: “Of course, I enjoy sex. I have nerve endings. I mean, who doesn’t? Well, I suppose if you have five kids you might not.”