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Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Biopic “Lincoln”, musical “Les Miserables” and romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” Wednesday dominated nominations for the 19th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with four nods each.
On the TV front, the constant contender and winner, ABC comedy “Modern Family” finished as the top nominee with four mentions, Xinhua reported.
Others like “30 Rock”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Glee”, “Nurse Jackie” and “The Office” also made their way into the pack.
Actor-director Ben Affleck’s political thriller “Argo” and British comedy-drama “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will also vie for the best ensemble cast, regarded the top honour at the annual event.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has cancelled her plans to host a Christmas dinner for her band Girls Aloud as she cannot cook.
The Girls Aloud band consists of Cheryl, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. All of them wanted to celebrate the festival at Cheryl’s place, but she does not wish to spoil their Christmas with her inability to cook well.
“I was the one put forward but my theory is it spoils your Christmas dinner, no? I think they nominated me for a laugh because I can’t cook,” dailystar.co.uk quoted Cheryl as saying.
Girls Aloud recently made a comeback with a singles “Something new” and “Beautiful cause you love me”.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Rihanna is reportedly hurt after she saw photos of rumoured boyfriend Chris Brown partying with girls in Paris.
Rihanna, 24, and Brown, 23 have reconciled after parting ways in 2009.
However, she is not pleased with his habits and even had a fight with him over the weekend, reports thesun.co.uk.
Rihanna posted a picture of her lying in the arms of Brown on Twitter and wrote below it: “Damn..I miss my n***a”.
Brown was accused of physically assaulting Rihanna is 2009 before they called it quits.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Australian singer Keith Urban has been honoured with the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award for his contribution to the music community.
The 45-year-old received the prestigious award at the Nashville Symphony’s annual gala, following in the footsteps of previous recipients Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
Urban, who lives in Nashville with his actress wife Nicole Kidman, says the honour was like a dream come true, reports contactmusic.com.
“For me, it is the specific Nashville aspect of it. Twenty years ago I moved here, and growing up in Australia it was this life-long dream of living in Nashville. And the fact that I’ve gotten to do that for so long, and now something like this is happening, it is really sweet,” he said.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Matthew Morrison is working on a Christmas album, which is expected to get released next year around December.
Morrison, 34, is best known for his role as Will Schuester in musical-comedy-drama “Glee” and has worked on more than four tracks for upcoming album.
“I play the ukulele so I’ve done this Hawaiian Christmas song called ‘Mele kalikimaka’ and then ‘Let it snow’, ‘O holy night’, ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ and others,” dailystar.co.uk quoted Morrison as saying.
“It should be out for Christmas 2013,” he added.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says his life isn’t that remarkable, but he is extremely grateful for the wonderful movie roles he’s taken on.
He feels like he’s won the lottery because he’s so happy in his life.
“I still have to get up at 6 a.m. and make breakfast for six kids. I don’t see my daily life as being that remarkable except for the fact that I’ve struck the lottery when it comes to my work and the opportunities it’s given me,” contactmusic.com quoted Pitt as saying.
The 48-year-old, raises six kids, Maddox, 11, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with fiancee actress Angelina Jolie.
He says he still has great passion for starring in movies, but would rather spend more time with his children than on a movie set.
“I am very happy with the projects I have been involved with lately. I still have a great passion for storytelling that has been part of my life ever since I was a kid when my parents would take us to drive-in movies.
“As an actor, I love being able to explore all the complex aspects of human nature and how we’re constantly in various stages of conflict with each other. But it’s not as consuming as it used to be because my family is my priority and I’d rather spend more time with my kids,” he said.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Irish actor Colin Farrell says he wanted to be a football player like his father Eamon Farrell.
The actor’s father was a professional player with Shamrock Rovers in his native Ireland. Farrell, 36, is known for his work in movies like “Minority Report” and “Total Recall” and could not fit into the role of a sportsperson.
“I wanted to be a footballer, but I wasn’t good enough. Certainly, when I was 13 or 14, I knew for sure that I’d dropped the ball, so to speak,” contactmusic.com quoted Farrell as saying.
“I mean, my dad was kicking a punctured tennis ball up against the wall in his back garden from the time he was four, on his own, six hours a day,” he added.
Los Angeles, Dec 10 (IANS) Reality TV star Holly Madison, who is expecting her first child with partner Pasquale Rotella, is feeling good, but admits she is struggling to adjust to her changing shape.
“I am just getting used to this whole new body. It can be very awkward. I recently started having back pain, which sucks because I can’t take anything for it,” contactmusic.com quoted Madison as saying.
“I have gained about 19 pounds which is pretty normal. I feel good, like I am healthy and really where I’m supposed to be,” she added.
The 32-year-old, who is due to deliver in March, is already thinking about how to get her pre-pregnancy body back.
“I will probably start slow with yoga and Pilates. I am delusionally confident. I feel like I will be doing some kind of a stage show like a month later. Everyone tells me I’m crazy but that’s what I visualise,” she said.
Madison is trying to take care of her body throughout the pregnancy.
“I have been trying to eat healthy for the baby, a lot of green smoothies and fruits and vegetables. And I have pregnancy-yoga and Pilates DVDs that I do as much as I can,” she said.
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox says her stepson Kassius, with husband Brian Austin Green, is indifferent towards their newborn baby Noah Shannon Green.
Fox gave birth to her first child with Green in September, while Kassius is the latter’s son with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Marcil.
“Kash is a little indifferent. He’s not experiencing any sort of jealousy or competitiveness, but he’s not excited because he just wants to go play video games,” mirror.co.uk quoted Fox as saying.
Meanwhile, the actress feels Green is a perfect father.
“My husband is amazing. He does more work than I do and he’s just a champ… He’s so helpful and nurturing and amazing… He’s my soul mate,” she said.
The couple married in 2010.
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has sued the US version of singing reality show “The X Factor” for 1.4 million pounds – for not paying dues after sacking her as a judge last year.
Cheryl, 29, was dumped by show boss Simon Cowell after she shot for just two auditions episodes. She was replaced by singer Nicole Scherzinger.
The lawsuit filed by Cheryl against Cowell and the team includes 62,000 pounds each year for clothes and 16,000 pounds for hair and make-up.
She also wants 9,400 pounds-a-month for rent which she says was promised and 1,600 pounds-a-month for living expenses, reports thesun.co.uk.
“Everyone is surprised by the lawsuit. No judge would be paid for a season they didn’t appear on,” a source said.
Cheryl claims they promised 1.1 million pounds for season one and 1.25 million pounds for season two — and expenses, she says, weren’t paid for either series.
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is sick of answering queries about her bipolar disorder and has warned reporters against quizzing her on the same.
The news of the actress’ health issues emerged last year, when she checked into a medical facility in Connecticut to seek treatment for a serious bout of depression.
When asked about how she’s coping with the condition during an interview on US breakfast show Good Morning America, Zeta-Jones snapped back, saying “You know what? I’m sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out,” dailystar.co.uk reported.
“I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying that, ‘Look, hey, I’m bipolar’. Everyone has things going on and we’re doing the best we can. We can’t jump from the rooftops shouting about, ‘I have this, look at me, victim’ – no. We all have issues in life and I’m really happy I have great friends, great support and that’s all I can do.”
–Indo-Asian News Service
Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Salma Hayek, executive producer of the 2006-10 ABC hit “Ugly Betty”, is developing a new show for the network, the web site Deadline reported.
The team behind “Bastards” also includes Silvio Horta, the creator of “Ugly Betty”.
The plot of the new program centers on the revelation that the patriarch of a Cuban-American family fathered a child by the maid 25 years earlier.
His wife reacts by trying to protect her children’s inheritance and seeking to keep knowledge of her husband’s indiscretion a family secret.
“Ugly Betty”, an adaptation of a Colombian telenovela, garnered two Golden Globes, an Emmy and other honors during its four years on the air.