Disney remains in charge of the kingdom Finally some good news for those plucky young upstarts at Disney. While it might not be a surprise that the studio made money this season, not many could have predicted just how much money it would make. With four $1bn-plus hits, Disney broke a new record and ensured that the industry survived another summer with their films accounting for 50% of the overall gross for the season. What’s most important is that their successes come from three different strands (Marvel, live-action/CG remakes and Pixar) and while none of their hits are based on original properties, it’s a sign of how the company has grown in the last decade. Avengers: Endgame, the endlessly hyped concluding chapter in the Avengers franchise (for now, anyway) made even more money than anticipated with $2.796bn worldwide, edging away from Avatar to become the most successful film of all time. It was the ending that Marvel and Disney have been working toward for the last 11 … [Read more...] about Summer box office 2019: what are the major lessons of the season?
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The film star Elizabeth Taylor, who has died of heart failure aged 79, was in the public eye from the age of 11 and remained there even decades after her last hit movie. She managed to keep people fascinated, by her incandescent beauty, her courage, her open-natured character, her self-deprecating humour, her eight marriages (two of them to the actor Richard Burton), her many brushes with death, her seesawing weight, her diamonds and her humanitarian causes, all of which often obscured the reason why she was famous in the first place – she had a tantalising screen presence, in films including A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Butterfield 8 (1961), Cleopatra (1963) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Taylor was born in Hampstead, north London, of American parents. Her mother, Sara, was a former stage actor and her father, Francis, an art dealer. As soon as she could walk she was given ballet lessons, and at the age of three … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Taylor obituary
They became the second pair kicked off Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday night after scoring only 11 points for their Charleston routine. But Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton looked to be in high spirits after they finished filming spin-off show It Takes Two on Monday. During the episode the former 90s pin-up, 61, had presenter Rylan laughing when she accidentally touched her dance partner and looked at his crotch. Home time: Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Anneka Rice, 61, was in high spirits as she left It Takes Two on Monday after accidentally touching Kevin Clifton's crotch area - just like she did on This Morning in September Oops: During the show Anneka accidentally touched her dancing partner, causing him to raise his eyebrows and host Rylan to laugh After revealing she was once a 'tomboy' but that the show had encouraged her to buy three dresses, Anneka put her arms down but knocked into Kevin. Although the camera didn't show where her hand landed, Rylan quickly … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing’s Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton are in high spirits during It Takes Two filming despite early exit… as pair giggle when she accidentally touches his leg AGAIN
Acclaimed actor David Duchovny has joined the reboot of the supernatural horror film The Craft. The Golden Globe-winner joins the cast of Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna, who play the quartet of witches at the center of the story, according to Deadline. T he film is said to be a re-imagining of the 1996 original that starred Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True. On-board: David Duchovny has joined the reboot of the supernatural horror film The Craft. Duchovny is best known for his leading roles in the acclaimed sci-fi series and movie The X-Files and the comedy-drama series Californication. He has also directed several episodes of both hit shows along with Aquarius And Bones and the 2004 film House Of D, which he wrote and starred in with Robin Williams, Tea Leoni and Frank Langella. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next David Duchovny enjoys jet ski ride with his ex-wife Téa... REVEALED: … [Read more...] about David Duchovny joins the cast for reboot of 1996 supernatural horror film The Craft
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney tied the knot in front of 150 family and Hollywood elite on Saturday. But few of those well-wishers looked as ravishing as Sienna Miller, who turned heads at the intimate event in her red Johanna Ortiz maxi dress. The 37-year-old American-British thesp's gown included an off-the-shoulder cut and puff sleeves. Lady in red: Sienna Miller turned heads at Jennifer Lawrence's wedding to Cooke Maroney on Saturday in her red Johanna Ortiz maxi dress Sienna's blonde tresses were pinned back from her fine features and held in place by a gold headband. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney tie the knot! Lovebirds... Two ambulances arrive outside JLaw's wedding venue as... PICTURED: Inside the haunted Rhode Island castle where... Nicole Richie enjoys a relaxing morning at the flea market... Share this article Share She matched the dazzling hair accessory to her heels, which were also in … [Read more...] about Sienna Miller stuns in red Johanna Ortiz maxi dress as she leads the fashionable celebrity guests at Jennifer Lawrence’s Rhode Island wedding