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Jennifer Aniston’s strange nude habit

<p>Ellen DeGeneres is known for squeezing little random facts out of celebrities on her talk show whilst playing hilarious games.</p> <p>And there was no exception for Jennifer Aniston, as she revealed a naked habit to the host.</p> <p>The 49-year-old former <em>Friends</em> star was on the show to promote her new movie, <em>Dumplin’</em>, and participated in a game called “Burning Questions”. In this game the host asks a personal question and the other has to reply with the first thing that comes to mind.</p> <p>The surprises started when DeGeneres asked what was the strangest thing they both did to make money, to which Aniston replied that she cut people’s hair in ninth grade for $10 per person. Ellen shared that she casually sold vacuum cleaners.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7822503/1-jen-ellen-embed.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3e545085e51a4492aff36c5b90ecc8b9" /></p> <p>But the shocking naked revelation came when DeGeneres asked Aniston, “Besides making love, showering or swimming, what is something you enjoy doing naked?” and without hesitation the star responded that she loves watching TV in the nude.</p> <p>“You watch TV naked?” DeGeneres asked in shock.</p> <p>Aniston responded, “Yeah, is that weird? At night you get in bed and you watch TV.”</p> <p>The two women have been close friends for many years and their humour and honesty extends far beyond normal talk-show discussions, although it seems, they never fail to surprise one another!</p> <p>What is something you do that other people find strange but you think is normal? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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Clint Eastwood’s “secret daughter” photographed for the first time with her seven siblings

<p>Whispers of Clint Eastwood having an eighth child who he gave up for adoption before he became a household name have been going around for years.</p> <p>And on Monday night, the rumour was confirmed as all of Clint’s children, including his mysterious first born, came to support their father for the premiere of his movie<span> </span><em>The Mule</em>.</p> <p>Clint has eight children from six different women, two of which are his ex-wives.</p> <p>His unknown daughter goes by name of Laurie Eastwood and is Clint’s firstborn. She was photographed with her seven siblings whilst attending the event.</p> <p>Clint, 88, was spotted having a drink with Laurie as the two were engulfed in a conversation at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, Clint’s youngest offspring, Morgan Eastwood, 22, confirmed the news as she posted a photo of all the siblings together and captioned it: “SO RARE for all 8 Eastwood siblings to be in one room!!!”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrPa_rUHkte/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrPa_rUHkte/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">All 8 of us together 🖤 love my brothers and sisters so much</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/francescaeastwood/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Francesca Eastwood</a> (@francescaeastwood) on Dec 11, 2018 at 12:50am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Clint’s daughter, Alison Eastwood, with first wife Maggie Johnson, also shared a happy snap of the reunion to her own Instagram.</p> <p>“I’m not sure there has ever been a picture of all 8 kids together but here it is,” she wrote.</p> <p>It is assumed that Laurie was born during Clint’s secret affair with a woman in Seattle, during his engagement to Maggie in 1953.</p> <p>Patrick McGilligan, Clint’s biographer, had previously spoken about the existence of Laurie, and claimed the Hollywood star was in a serious relationship with her mother.</p> <p>“Clint has a way of bringing his progeny – his big extended family – together and he’s been doing this for a long time,” McGilligan told the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6484713/Clint-Eastwood-pictured-time-secret-daughter-Laurie.html" target="_blank"><em>Daily Mail</em></a>.</p> <p>“One of the things that’s interesting about him is that, after a certain point in time, they were no longer hidden from the public view. He, in various ways, tried to be a father to them.”</p> <p>“He seems to be very comfortable with it, and I think to some extent that’s admirable.”</p> <p>Also attending the premiere was Maggie, who was married to Clint from 1953 to 1984.</p> <p>Clint is currently dating 55-year-old Christina Sandera, who is 33 years younger than him. She accompanied the film maker to the premiere to show her support.</p> <p>Clint has a total of eight children, including Laurie, Alison, Kyle Eastwood, Kimber Tunis, Jacelyn Reeves, Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Reeves, with the youngest being Morgan. </p>

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Nicole Kidman credits her mother's “tough love” parenting for her success

<p>Last night was definitely a night to remember for Oscar award winning actress Nicole Kidman as she took home the Best Supporting Actress title for her performance in <em>Boy Erased</em> at the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.</p> <p>And as she accepted the prestigious award, the <em>Big Little Lies</em> star, 51, gave a special shout out to the woman she credits all her success to – her mother Janelle.</p> <p>“She has loved me so much,” she said as she stood on stage accepting the award.</p> <p>“My mum has said a lot of things to me – pull your head in and get yourself up off the ground, Nicole, and get on with it … which is a great piece of advice,” she added.</p> <p>After appearing on the red carpet with her mother and actress’ niece Lucia Hawley by her side, Nicole told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/nicole-kidman-joined-by-mum-and-niece-on-the-red-carpet-at-aacta-awards-2018/news-story/c0c64d9ee655965ff4a4695250d50f9e" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph Confidential</a>:</em> “There are three generations of us here tonight which is really lovely.”</p> <p>The event, which was held at The Star in Sydney, was attended by some of Australia’s most famous faces.</p> <p>After the show ended, Nicole took to Instagram to share a photograph of the trio looking relaxed and happy.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq_o5rVlQeg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq_o5rVlQeg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Grateful to be going to the AACTA Awards with my mum and niece in Australia. Thank you for the nominations for #BoyErased, it means so much.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Dec 4, 2018 at 9:44pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Grateful to be going to the AACTA Awards with my mum and niece in Australia,” she wrote in the caption.</p> <p>“Thank you for the nominations for #BoyErased, it means so much.”</p> <p>What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? Share with us in the comments below. </p>

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The truth about Hollywood’s strangest marriage

<p>Although Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have succeeded in having one of Hollywood’s longest marriages at 18 years together, their relationship hasn’t come without pain and heartache.</p> <p>During their almost two decade marriage, the stars have made it through a cancer diagnosis, mental health battles and sexual assault allegations from one of Douglas’ former employees.</p> <p>The couple, who share the same birthday and have a 25-year age gap, decided to move to Bermuda after they tied the knot on November 18, 2000.</p> <p>The couple’s family also moved to the island and Douglas said he found “real solace” away from the public eye.</p> <p>However, when the couple moved back to the USA in 2009, the family were hounded by paparazzi.</p> <p>In an interview last year, their daughter Carys Zeta Douglas said: “I thought my dad was a pancake maker.</p> <p>“I didn’t know he was an actor. Honestly.”</p> <p>When she was just a young girl, Carys was exposed to flashing cameras in her face because of her famous parents.</p> <p>“I used to get really upset. They (photographers) would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was, like, six. I was confused,” Carys said.</p> <p>In 2010, the family were rocked by Douglas’ cancer diagnosis, with Catherine dropping everything to support him.</p> <p>Douglas confirmed the diagnosis during an interview on the David Letterman show, speaking honestly about his health.</p> <p>“He’s a very matter-of-fact person,” Zeta-Jones said of the way her husband discussed his cancer diagnosis.</p> <p>“Once he was diagnosed he was like, ‘Okay, what do I do?’ He basically wanted that thing out of his body so he just blitzed the b**tard. It was very intensive … but he still retained his sense of humour.”</p> <p>Douglas endured chemotherapy and lost 13.5kg in the process.</p> <p>During his illness, his actress wife suffered with the extreme stress of her circumstances.</p> <p>“When you get sideswiped like that (by your husband’s illness), it’s an obvious trigger for your balance to be a little bit off – not sleeping, worry, stress,” she said in 2013.</p> <p>“It’s a classic trigger.”</p> <p>When Douglas was declared cancer free later that year, Zeta-Jones was admitted to a psychiatric facility.</p> <p>The actress was believed to be suffering from depression caused by the stress of the cancer.</p> <p>She was diagnosed with Bipolar II, a less severe form of Bipolar disorder.</p> <p>Those who suffer from Bipolar II don’t generally experience the more intense symptoms of Bipolar, including hallucinations and violent episodes.</p> <p>The different emotional states can be managed when treatment is sought through therapy and medication.</p> <p>“I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable,” she said in an interview the following year. </p> <p>“I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it,” Zeta-Jones reiterated.</p> <p>In 2013, she was admitted to hospital once again to receive treatment for her disorder and four months later, the couple separated without getting a divorce.</p> <p>During their break, Douglas said: “I’m crazy about her … I think every couple has their difficult times. The only problem is, as you well know, we’re all in the public eye and it tends to get a little more exposed than most.”</p> <p>After less than a year apart, it was reported that the couple were back together and had moved into a New York city apartment together.</p> <p>“It’s a long road, and I think people today are so quick to throw in the towel on marriage. You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises, because that won’t be the last problem.” Zeta-Jones told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Good Housekeeping</em> in 2016.</p> <p>Douglas agreed, saying: “It took work on both our parts. I don’t think there’s much chance of fixing a relationship if one of you is already out the door.”</p> <p>Zeta-Jones has also responded to the sexual allegations made by a former employee of Douglas.</p> <p>His accuser, Susan Braudy, said she was subject to inappropriate conduct, constant sexually charged conversations and he once masturbated to the point of ejaculation.</p> <p>Speaking to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Sunday Times</em>, Zeta-Jones said: “This woman came out of nowhere and accused my husband.</p> <p>“I had a very big conversation with him, with the kids in the room, and said, ‘Do you understand if more comes out …’”</p> <p>“My children and I were profoundly devastated by those allegations. And I was torn about where my absolute morals lie.”</p> <p>But Zeta-Jones ultimately stuck by her man, who assured her “that there is no story here and that time will tell".</p> <p>“And, of course, it did.”</p>

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They're just like us! Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban spotted shopping at Kmart during Aussie holiday

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are embracing their trip Down Under by crossing off the one activity all Aussies love – shopping at Kmart.</p> <p>On Thursday, the celebrity couple were spotted enjoying dinner at KFC together at Chatswood Chase mall near Sydney.</p> <p>A fan captured a photo of the duo in the food court, showing the 51-year-old actress wearing a blue shirt with her country music husband.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 318.118948824343px; height:500px;" src="/media/7822228/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ef69e64f213543e094129dfb19960780" /></p> <p>In the photo a brown KFC bag can be seen sitting in front of them, but it is unclear what meal they ordered.</p> <p>Reportedly, the couple hit up a few stores during their shopping spree, including Kmart and Australian retailer Country Road.</p> <p>According to a fan’s comment on the Mosman Living Facebook page, the stars did not have to line up at Kmart.</p> <p>“They did a big shop in Kmart. The staff were beside themselves taking photos! They didn't have to line up, they got a special cashier,” one shopper wrote.</p> <p>The couple are in Australia following Urban’s hosting gig at the ARIA Awards on Wednesday.</p> <p>During the music awards show, Urban paid tribute to his wife by jokingly describing her as an “up and coming actress”.</p> <p>“I think good things are ahead for her,” he added. </p> <p>The Oscar winner was seen covering her face in the crowd while laughing at his remark.</p>

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Olivia Newton-John reveals why she couldn't date John Travolta during Grease

<p>It seems almost inevitable these days for co-stars who play lovers on-screen to then translate that romantic relationship to real life. But despite Hollywood having countless celebrity couples who fell in love during filming, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta were never one of them.</p> <p>Once the popular musical <em>Grease</em> was released, fans of the movie were desperate to see Olivia and John together but the two of them preferred to keep their relationship with each other strictly platonic, with Olivia describing her love for John as “sisterly”.</p> <p>Now, speaking on Mamamia's <em>No Filter</em> podcast, the actress shared the exact reason as to why the two never ended up dating, and why it was beneficial for the both of them.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7822203/gettyimages-130588961.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0a2c4141e6214628aeecc507483804f4" /></p> <p>“We were both with other people when we were filming, and I think, respectfully, it just didn’t happen,” said Olivia, who played Sandy in the film.</p> <p>“I think it was good, because I think it kept the tension there and the chemistry. It might have been a real disaster had we decided to date, or we had a falling out or something. So, I think it was just as well that it didn’t happen. But we’re still great friends.”</p> <p>Olivia, who was 28 when she played the iconic role of Sandy, shared in her book<em> Don’t Stop Believin’</em> that she believed “Sandy was someone else’s role” and she was close to passing it off.</p> <p>But it was John who convinced her to give it a chance, as he told her: “There was only one person on this planet I could see as Sandy, and that person was Olivia Newton-John. I told the producers.”</p> <p>That’s all it took for Olivia to sign herself up and the rest is history, with the 1978 film being a smash hit and still one of the most popular musicals today.</p>

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's recent “nightmare patch" in marriage

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have what many consider the pinnacle of a happy and healthy marriage, but Nicole recently admitted that the pair went through a “nightmare patch” in their 13-year marriage.</p> <p>Appearing on UK talk show, <em>The Graham Norton Show</em>, Nicole said it was her role in the dark film <em>The Destroyer</em> that caused a rift between the couple.</p> <p>“My husband was like, ‘When is this going to end?’ As an actor, you take on things and some you can shed and walk away from and others you can’t,” she said.</p> <p>“The character had to seep out of my pores and I didn’t know how to perform that, so I just had to live it,” Nicole went on to say.</p> <p>“I was a bit of a nightmare!”</p> <p>Nicole and Keith tied the knot back in 2006, five years after her split from ex-husband Tom Cruise.</p> <p>Recently, Nicole admitted to feeling “very lonely” after her divorce with high-profile celebrity Tom Cruise, and it was upon meeting Keith where she felt happier again.</p> <p>“In my case, I went and met somebody and fell in love and had a whole different path in terms of what I wanted to do,” she said at a BAFTA <em>Life in Pictures</em> talk on Wednesday.</p> <p>“I was very lonely, and I didn’t want to be. So, I went, ‘Okay, I’m going to try and meet my partner,’ and that takes time.</p> <p>“It can’t be working all the time and flitting around the world.”</p> <p>Now, the Aussie actress is happily married with a family of her own. Her two daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 7, have been described as “unbelievable blessings” by the 51-year-old.</p> <p>She is also a mother to two children whom she adopted with Tom Cruise, Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.</p>

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Michael Douglas’ sweet moment with 101-year-old dad Kirk Douglas

<p>Celebrating his 50th year in Hollywood on Tuesday, Michael Douglas was presented with a long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas.</p> <p>The 74-year-old has many career highlights, but he is best known for playing Gordon Gekko in <em>Wall Street</em>, which ended up winning him an Oscar. Michael was surrounded by loved ones, including wife and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 49, and his dad Kirk who is now 101 years old.</p> <p>Also accompanying the actor for the monumental occasion was his <em>The China Syndrome </em>co-star Jane Fonda, 80, and his 39-year-old son Cameron Douglas.</p> <p>Michael shared a special moment with Kirk as the father and son seemed to be having a heartfelt conversation, with Michael ending it with an affectionate peck on the lips. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821863/kiss.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/38f2b93bd4c94919b34b028f16cb15ed" /></p> <p>Giving a heartfelt speech during the ceremony, Jane Fonda said: “When I first heard Michael was getting a star I thought, ‘What took so long?’ Especially because he has always been ahead of his time.”</p> <p>Starring in over 60 films and television shows, Michael is considered a veteran in the industry. Some of his most prominent roles were for the 1970s police series <em>The Streets of San Francisco</em>, thriller films <em>Fatal Attraction</em> and <em>Basic Instinct</em>, and his most recent Marvel movie <em>Ant-Man.</em></p> <p>Fonda, who is the daughter of actor Henry Fonda, revealed the pressures she and Michael faced due to being born into a family that is considered Hollywood royalty.</p> <p>“Both of our fathers were movie legends,” she said. “Can you imagine Michael heading out to go to an audition and Spartacus is sitting at the table?”</p> <p>Michael’s achievements don’t just stop at acting, as the film <em>One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest</em> scored him a second Academy Award for producing. He has also produced a number of independent titles.</p> <p>“I have been lucky enough to be part of classic Hollywood and new Hollywood,” he said.</p> <p>Michael considered himself privileged to be able to have the opportunity to have his name beside 2600 talented men and women on the Walk of Fame.</p> <p>“They are people who passionately cared about what they did and about entertaining people around the world,” he said.</p> <p>Swipe through the gallery above to see photos from the special occasion. </p>

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Nicole Kidman breaks her silence on her adopted kids with Tom Cruise

<p>Nicole Kidman has made a rare admission about her adopted children, Isabella and Connor, with actor and ex-husband Tom Cruise.</p> <p>The acclaimed actress, 51, spoke to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/nicole-kidman-truth-connor-cruise-bella-cruise-adopted-kids" target="_blank"><em>WHO magazine</em></a> on Thursday and said: “They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions.”</p> <p>Rumours have been rife throughout the years that Isabella and Connor have a rocky relationship with their mother due to their commitment to the Church of Scientology.</p> <p>Nicole went on to say: “They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them. And I am an example of that tolerance and that’s what I believe – that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I’m open here.”</p> <p>Despite her ex-husband and now her adopted children being scientologists, Nicole still remains neutral on the topic and explained that she is “very private” when it comes to her relationship with Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.</p> <p>“I have to protect all those relationships,” she said. “I know 150 per cent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is.”</p> <p>When it comes to her views on the religion, Nicole has spoken to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.com.au/?international" target="_blank">Vogue</a> </em>magazine in the past and said she had “chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology”.</p> <p>“I have two children who are Scientologists – Connor and Isabella – and I utterly respect their beliefs,” she said.</p> <p>A documentary created by Alex Gibney titled <em>Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief </em>claims that the controversial belief system is the reason for the strenuous relationship between Nicole and her adopted children.</p> <p>Leah Remini, a former Scientologist and author, wrote in her book <em>Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology</em> that Nicole may have been classified as an “SP” by the church.</p> <p>An “SP” is short for “Suppressive Person” and is a label generally given to those who have been previous members of the church, implying that they have been “cut off” from their families.</p> <p>Though the Church of Scientology has refuted those claims, Nicole is never heard mentioning her eldest children or attending any of their major events, such as Isabella’s wedding in 2015.</p>

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Nicole Kidman looks dazzling on the red carpet at 51

<p>Aussie actress Nicole Kidman has proven that she is a force to reckon with at the Hollywood Film Awards this week.</p> <p>It was an emotional night for the 51-year-old actress who wiped tears away as she was honoured with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award.</p> <p>Kidman dazzled on the red carpet in a spaghetti strap Dior gown.</p> <p>The actress paired the tie-dye print dress from Christian Dior’s Spring 2019 collection with her natural beachy waves.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 384px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821828/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/80a3a34f7288490881a17e87e95f4ee6" /></p> <p>Speaking to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Entertainment Tonight</em> prior to the awards show, Kidman recalled the passion she had to become an actress while growing up.</p> <p>“I just always wanted to act since I was a little girl — always.”</p> <p>“It wasn’t where or how, it was more just I needed to. I went to drama school and I continued on the path and it’s led me to the most wonderful places and it’s given me so much joy.”</p> <p>Kidman, who was escorted to the stage by her proud husband Keith Urban, received the honour for her impressive showreel and her support of independent filmmakers through her production company, Blossom Films.</p> <p>Taking to the stage while dabbing her tears away, Kidman said: “I get emotional these days, so much more than I used to.”</p> <p>After thanking her professional team that has made her career possible, Kidman made a special tribute to her husband.</p> <p>"Then I met the man who I love, the love of my life, Keith,” she said.</p> <p>Prior to the award show, Kidman also said she hoped to “carve a path” for her daughters, Sunday and Faith.</p> <p>“I grew up with a very opinionated, strong mother who was very educated and who wanted her girls — there’s two of us in the family, I have a sister — to have opportunities and I suppose that’s the great thing, to create other opportunities for other women and for the next generation,” she told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">ET</em>.</p> <p>“(This award) is incredibly validating but I also want to keep going, I want to keep throwing my support and my voice behind the things I’m passionate about.”</p> <p>She added, “It’s almost like forward momentum.”</p> <p>Kidman wasn’t the only Aussie to receive industry recognition during the night with Hugh Jackman receiving the Actor award for his role in <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Front Runne</em>r.</p>

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s daughters set to make big acting debut

<p>Nicole Kidman has dished on what could become a family tradition. On talk show <em>Ellen</em>, she let slip that her daughters, 10-year-old Sunday Rose and seven-year-old Faith Margaret, are about to make their huge acting debut.</p> <p>But it’s not on the big budget comic book adaptation <em>Aquaman</em> in which the Hollywood star plays the titular superhero’s mother Queen Atlanna. It's on the hugely successful second season of <em>Big Little Lies</em>.</p> <p><span>Season one was based on Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel of the same name, with the author returning to pen the script for season two.</span></p> <p>Visiting the set, the 51-year-old’s two daughters with her country music star husband Keith Urban, 50, ended up in front of the cameras for a cameo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 482.4074074074074px;" src="/media/7821718/nic-and-keith-kids.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8939376e08c24990967576e4e9ec9725" /></p> <p>“They were in as extras in <em>Big Little Lies</em>, which I’ve never told anyone,” Kidman told host Ellen DeGeneres, reports <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/parents/nicole-kidman-daughters-will-cameo-cameo-big-little-lies-season-2/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>. “There I am being a big mouth.”</p> <p>While DeGeneres pushed the high-profile star, who also co-produces the show alongside fellow Hollywood heavyweight and co-star Reese Witherspoon, to reveal some details about the show, Kidman stayed mum.</p> <p>“Who do you worry about? Who has the big mouth?” she asked the Academy Award winner when it came to the leaking of plot secrets for <em>Big Little Lies</em> season 2.</p> <p>When DeGeneres joked it was Witherspoon, her co-star laughed, saying, <span>“No [it’s] probably the two of us that have a bit of a big mouth, so we have to watch it.”</span></p> <p>But DeGeneres wouldn’t let up, jesting that Witherspoon had told her the plot-line for the entire coming season.</p> <p>“I’ve told my husband the entire plot, but you’re allowed to do that,” said Kidman.</p> <p>She did reveal, however, Meryl Streep’s reaction when she was asked to join the second season of <em>Big Little Lies</em> (the acclaimed actress plays Kidman’s mother-in-law).</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821719/big-little-lies.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1a806671d03f480e8efb865641fc8a59" /></p> <p>"She was like, 'I want to be in the coven,” recalled the Aussie actress. “Which I thought was funny.”</p> <p>Yet Kidman mused that the acclaimed TV series wasn’t what gave her credibility in the eyes of her daughters, but rather being in a big blockbuster like <em>Aquaman</em>.</p> <p><span>Have you watched or read </span><em>Big Little Lies</em><span>? Let us know in the comments section below.</span></p>

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Mrs Doubtfire stars reunited after 25 years: What they look like now

<p><em>Mrs Doubtfire</em> has firmly placed its name in the hall of fame with the classic comedy being a favourite of people of all ages.</p> <p>And to mark the film's upcoming 25th anniversary on November 24, some of the stars have gotten together for a reunion.</p> <p>Pierce Brosnan shared a photo on his Instagram of his three co-stars Matthew Lawrence, 38, Mara Wilson, 31, and Lisa Jakub, 39.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVP-ryH636/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVP-ryH636/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">So this happened. #mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisajakub108/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lisa Jakub</a> (@lisajakub108) on Oct 24, 2018 at 3:07pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The film was centred around the late Robin Williams’ character who transformed into a woman and played the role of housekeeper, so he can be around his children after an ongoing feud between him and his on-screen wife, Sally Field.</p> <p>The three children were portrayed by Lawrence, Wilson and Jakub, with Brosnan playing Stu, the future stepfather to the kids.</p> <p>Brosnan shared the video to his social media and captioned it, “Love you, love you all so much, so good to be a part of your lives." </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWI4ewA2om/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWI4ewA2om/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">#MrsDoubtfire 25th anniversary reunion will be on the #TodayShow in early November. Join us!</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/piercebrosnanofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Pierce Brosnan</a> (@piercebrosnanofficial) on Oct 24, 2018 at 11:27pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The reunion was noticeably missing Williams after he tragically ended his life on August 11, 2014, aged 63.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821626/nphfr7b.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d3e6bc48e1e2473da5f43de55484a618" /></p> <p>Jakub, who also went through mental illness, mentioned previously how open Williams was about his mental health struggles.</p> <p>“I think he thought that was, you know, a prime time to really be open with me and honest,” she said. “And I have dealt with depression, and I have anxiety, and the fact that he was that open, that honest, that willing to talk to me about it was something that was really special.”</p> <p><em>If you are troubled by this article, experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline 131 114 or beyondblue 1300 224 636 or visit<span> </span><a href="https://www.lifeline.org.au/">lifeline.org.au</a><span> </span>or<span> </span><a href="https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites">beyondblue.org.au</a>.</em></p>

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Jamie Lee Curtis: "Ageing happens to everybody"

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis has taken a swipe at society’s emphasis on youth, no more apparent than in her own industry.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The 59-year-old, visiting Sydney to promote new movie Halloween, the sequel to the 1978 horror classic of the same name, spoke of her dislike of the term “anti-ageing”.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“The term anti-ageing makes me crazy, the amount of marketing towards anti-ageing and making it a pejorative,” Curtis told <em><a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/actor-jamie-lee-curtis-on-why-the-term-antiageing-makes-her-angry/news-story/eec877ecef45fbb08670b1d872d2f8d5">The Daily Telegraph</a></em>.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“(Ageing) cannot be the pejorative because it happens to everybody. It is like everything else, it is an evolution,” said the actor.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Curtis’ comments come at an apt time in her career. She has reprised her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who took on serial killer Michael Myers 40 years ago on Halloween. Decades on, her character, now a grandmother, is still deeply affected by their battle but is as strong as ever and more than ready for the next round.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actress too, seems at the top of her game. The sequel is raking it in at the US box office, and not only is she a formidable performer in the film, but it was really Curtis doing many of the fight scenes too.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“I am sitting here in my very nice red suit but this movie was obviously not a glamorous job and I am grateful that I get that opportunity,” she admitted to the publication. “Every fight is me.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“I am fit but I am not a gym rat. It is just what we do. It is the nature of the beast — it is physical and it is painful. I cracked a rib, that is what happens.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But Curtis, the daughter of Janet Leigh – who memorably starred in another iconic horror Psycho – and matinee idol Tony Curtis, has previously acknowledged her “struggle with my own self-esteem” when it comes to her body. She says she’s found a way to deal with it.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“So I have a big secret: I don’t look in the mirror,” Curtis told <em><a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a22993869/jamie-lee-curtis-confidence-secrets/">Good Housekeeping</a></em> in a recent interview.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“I’m a 60-year-old woman. I am not going to look the same as I used to, and I don’t want to be confronted by that every day! When I get out of the shower, I have a choice: I can dry myself off looking in the mirror, or I can dry myself off with my back to it. I turn my back to the mirror and I feel great!”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actress, who also counts children’s author, entrepreneur and budding screenwriter on her resume, has an inspiring message about chasing and realising creative passions saying she has “no time to waste”.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“On the very clear passage of 50s to 60s, I have no time to waste,” said Curtis. “None. If you have creative ideas and you don’t bring them out into the world in some way before you go, that is a tragedy.”</span></p>

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Liam Neeson’s son pays touching tribute to his late mother Natasha Richardson

<p>Liam Neeson’s son Micheál has chosen a touchingly beautiful way to pay tribute to his late mother, Natasha Richardson, nine years after her death.</p> <p>According to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://pagesix.com/2018/10/22/liam-neesons-son-changes-last-name-to-richardson-to-honor-late-mother-natasha/" target="_blank">Page Six</a></em>, Micheál has legally changed his surname from Neeson to Richardson to ensure his mother’s legacy lives on forever.</p> <p>Known for her extensive acting career, Natasha passed away in 2009, aged 45, after a skiing accident was to blame for a traumatic brain injury.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821555/liamneeson.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5429367ecbc3465d975efd1a97ad9f9b" /></p> <p>The couple’s sons, Micheál and Daniel, were 13 and 12 when their mother died unexpectedly.</p> <p>Fellow actress and Natasha’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, told the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em> that Micheál’s intention was not to offend his father but to pay tribute to his mother.</p> <p>“That wasn’t because he wanted to avoid his father’s fame, which is enormous,” she said. “He wanted to hold his mother close to him – because she was a remarkable actress. Absolutely remarkable.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 337.16666666666663px;" src="/media/7821556/gettyimages-83689249.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6bcea1a056d04051b986e8c5b3fa4836" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Natasha Richardson with Micheál (left) and Daniel (right)</em></p> <p>An earlier interview dating back to 2015 with Micheál by the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rising-son-bcxqkr3j60c" target="_blank">Sunday Times</a></em> revealed that the now 23-year-old tried to hide his emotions as he “pushed it out". The built-up grief then led to unfortunate decisions that he now regrets.</p> <p>“Things just started going downhill. The people I was with, we were partying a lot. It was dark. I hit rock bottom,” he admitted. </p> <p>“Everybody said, ‘This kid has lost his mum, that’s where the problem comes from.’ And I was like, ‘No it isn’t, I just like to party.’ But looking back, I realise it was a delayed reaction.”</p>

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Nicole Kidman's surprising admission about ex-husband Tom Cruise

<p><span>Nicole Kidman has opened up for the first time about the immense power of her former husband Tom Cruise in Hollywood, and in a rare comment about their relationship, the star spoke of her “love” for him in the revealing interview. </span><br /><br /><span>The Oscar winner said she was reluctant to talk about her first marriage out of respect for her current husband, country singer Keith Urban. (The loved-up pair recently released a <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/music/nicole-kidman-sings-emotional-duet-with-husband-keith-urban" target="_blank" title="video">video</a> which showed them performing an emotional duet together.)</span><br /><br /><span>"Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I'm always reluctant to talk about, because I'm married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful," the star told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/women-and-power-nicole-kidman.html" target="_blank" title="New York Magazine"><em>New York Magazine</em></a>.</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman admitted her union with Cruise was first and foremost about love, but the relationship afforded her “protection” from predatory behaviour in Hollywood as a young actress in the industry.</span><br /><br /><span>“I got married very young, but it definitely wasn't power for me – it was protection,” she said. “I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed.”</span><br /><br /><span>The star added, "I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of [the marriage] at 32, 33, it's almost like I had to grow up.”</span><br /><br /><span>In light of the #MeToo era, and the sexual harassment and abuse that had been rampant in Hollywood for years, Cruise’s immense sway in Tinseltown can be seen in a whole new light. </span><br /><br /><span>That said, the Aussie actress admitted that she’d had her share of “#MeToo moments” throughout her life.</span><br /><br /><span>“But do I want to expose them in an article? No. Do they come out in my work? Absolutely. I’m open and raw. I want to have my well of experience and emotion tapped into, used — and I’m not just talking about sexual harassment. I’m talking about loss, death, the full array of life,” said the 51-year-old.</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman and Cruise became a power couple after meeting in 1990 as co-stars of <em>Days of Thunder</em>, marrying that same year. They would go on to star together in <em>Far and Away</em> two years later, and in the controversial <em>Eyes Wide Shut</em> in 1999. They adopted two children, Isabella, who is now 25, and son Connor, now 23. The marriage ended in 2001 amid speculation Kidman wanted to have no part in Scientology, of which Cruise is a devoted disciple. </span><br /><br /><span>The actress is set to appear in a movie about the Fox News sexual harassment scandal playing Gretchen Carlson, the former news anchor who was the first woman to file a sexual harassment suit against the now-disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes. </span></p>

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Hugh Jackman shares very candid 50th birthday photo

<p>On his 50th birthday, Hugh Jackman has struck again. The Hollywood star has always been refreshingly down-to-earth, and like so many other stars, he’s made good use of social media to show this and make plenty of fun of himself.</p> <p>The actor posted a very candid shot of himself on his Instagram account where he can be seen having a lovely snooze on a sun-bed, with a not-so-flattering expression on his face, and his loyal French bulldog Dali perched beside him.</p> <p>Jackman candidly captioned the photo: “When people tell you ‘you don’t look 50’ part of you believes it ... until you see yourself sleeping’.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Boy2yFoj1YQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Boy2yFoj1YQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">When people tell you “you don’t look 50” part of you believes it ... until you see yourself sleeping.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thehughjackman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Hugh Jackman</a> (@thehughjackman) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>It’s not the first time Jackman has made fun of his age. Last month, the actor shared a comical shot of himself wearing the Genius Light mask made by Taika.</span></p> <p>According to the company’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talika.com.hk/products/genius-light-mask" target="_blank">website</a>, the mask – which retails at $AU534 – “brings together all the benefits of patented Swiss micro current stimulations technologies combined to its famous Light Therapy, in an easy to wear face device.”</p> <p>The mask is supposed to fight the ageing process, tackling the likes of wrinkles, age spots, dark spots and blemishes, reported the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6265761/X-men-actor-Hugh-Jackman-shares-candid-birthday-snap-himself.html?ITO=applenews" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em>.</p> <p>The handsome star, known for his fitness and ageless appearance, cheekily captioned the picture: “Coming up on 50...I'll try anything.”</p> <p>Jackman has previously said his wish for celebrating his big birthday milestone is a low-key dinner party.</p> <p>“I’d probably like a dinner party for 10,” he told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/hugh-jackman-marriage-pact-with-deborra-lee-furness" target="_blank">Who</a></em> magazine, despite his wife Deborra-Lee Furness wanting to do something grander.</p> <p>“We’re going to meet somewhere in the middle,”<span> </span><em>The Greatest Showman </em>star added. “We’ll do something and it’s going to be fun. But no speeches. No speeches.”</p>

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How a Perth mum helped Mel Gibson lose 14kg in 8 weeks

<p>Mother-of-two Sam Jackson was visiting Sydney from Perth the moment she met Hollywood star Mel Gibson who happened to be seated next to her at a restaurant. While this is generally a cue for people to become starstruck, Jackson decided to keep her cool and strike up a conversation as she noticed he was sitting by himself.</p> <p>Jackson – who is a nutritionist – sparked a friendship between the pair as they got along so well to the point where they exchanged numbers. Gibson mentioned that he was finding it hard to lose weight and wasn’t able to get rid of his “middle-aged spread.”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7821267/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c5c53dd9564141b3b99f000d2b0f4c39" /></p> <p>And for a nutritionist, what better challenge than one of a famous actor, so Jackson offered her services and promised to help Gibson through the use of a weight-loss program.</p> <p>According to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/movies/mel-gibson-sheds-14kg-thanks-to-guildford-based-health-coach-sam-jackson-ng-b88968597z" target="_blank">The West</a></em>, Jackson said: “Give me eight weeks with you, I’ll get rid of it.”</p> <p>And sticking to her promise, Jackson helped Gibson lose 14kg in the short time of 8 weeks.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoAyvGjjcOJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoAyvGjjcOJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">I can’t even begin to describe the fun we have had over the last couple of months - it’s taken dedication, commitment and a whole lot of hard work on Mel’s part ... but that’s how you get the amazing results of dropping 14kg in eight weeks, right? ▪️SJ . . . #aussieaussieaussie #oioioi #favouriteson</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/samanthajackson.coach/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Samantha Jackson</a> (@samanthajackson.coach) on Sep 21, 2018 at 7:55pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/mel-gibson-14kg-weight-loss" target="_blank"><em>New Idea</em></a>, Jackson said that since their initial meeting, she now wakes up to a number of text messages from Gibson who is back to living in the US.</p> <p>“We swap about 30 texts a day and FaceTime a couple of times a week,” she said.</p> <p>The 62-year-old actor refers to Jackson by her nickname, which is Mighty Mouse.</p> <p>“Mighty Mouse, I don’t have time to work out today. That OK?” is just one of the many texts Gibson has sent Jackson over the course of their friendship.</p> <p>“Not OK. Get on the treadmill!” replied Jackson.</p> <p>Through the help of a well-balanced diet and strict fitness routine, the<span> </span>Braveheart<span> </span>actor managed to lose 27cm around his waistline.</p> <p>Visibly happy, Gibson was featured in a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSB-Ryg5l-o" target="_blank">YouTube</a> video with Jackson where he said, “My clothes fit, my back doesn’t hurt anymore, I sleep better.</p> <p>“Basically, you’re eating more often, but better … at least I fit in the mirror!”</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eSB-Ryg5l-o" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/mel-gibson-14kg-weight-loss" target="_blank">New Idea</a></em><span> </span>published the diet Sam Jackson prescribed to Mel Gibson:</p> <p>Breakfast: (Within an hour of waking) omelette with tomatoes and capsicum.</p> <p>Snack: (Three hours later) Zen Fuze Protein Shake.</p> <p>Lunch: (Three hours later) Chicken with asparagus, broccoli and green beans and sweet potato.</p> <p>Snack: (Three hours later) Zen Fuze Protein Shake.</p>

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A-list actor’s incredible transformation for new role: Can you guess who it is?

<p>This actor is known for putting his body on the line to transform his appearance and now, the star has stunned fans with his latest look.</p> <p>The actor’s transformation was showcased in the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic titled <em>Vice.</em></p> <p>The 44-year-old star will portray former President George W. Bush’s vice president, both in his younger and older years.</p> <p>Can you spot who this famous actor is?</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BodVu9MALEc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BodVu9MALEc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Instagram Movie Community (@cinemagram.id)</a> on Oct 2, 2018 at 9:59pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Former <em>Batman</em> actor, Christian Bale, is portraying the character of US politician Dick Cheney.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://variety.com/2018/film/news/christian-bale-dick-cheney-first-look-vice-1202965801/"><strong><em><u>Variety</u></em></strong></a>, the star shaved his head, bleached his eyebrows and put on 18kg to achieve a resemblance to Cheney.</p> <p>In an interview with <em>CBS</em>, Bale said that this was the first time he considered his health while undergoing an extreme transformation for a movie role.</p> <p>“It was the first time in my life that I realized I had to do this in a smart way. I’ve lost weight, I’ve gained weight, [but] I never went to a nutritionist in my life,” he said in December.</p> <p>“It was the first time that I said, ‘You know what? I better really do this the right way.’”</p> <p>“In the past for losing weight I went, ‘Ah, I’ll just smoke and drink whiskey and eat everything,’ and it worked! But I’m in my mid-40s now and I just thought, ‘Probably just eating cream puffs nonstop is not gonna be so good for my ticker,’” he said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Christian Bale's weight transformations for movie roles <a href="https://t.co/850tN164ui">pic.twitter.com/850tN164ui</a></p> — Actor Trivia (@ActorTrivia) <a href="https://twitter.com/ActorTrivia/status/887769770812198912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <p>Bale has shocked fans on multiple occasions with the intense physical transformations he undergoes.</p> <p>In 2004, the actor dieted for four months to play a man with crippling insomnia, bringing his weight down to just 54kg.</p> <p>The star then had just six months to bulk up for his role in <em>Batman Begins</em>.</p> <p><em>Vice</em> is scheduled for US release on Christmas Day and will feature other A-listers, including Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Tyler Perry and Sam Rockwell.</p> <p>Did you recognise Christian Bale? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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15 facts you never knew about Audrey Hepburn

<p>Audrey Hepburn is a legend, and it’s not hard to understand why. Just think of that exquisite neck, those impossibly high cheekbones, the overall elfish persona and charismatic enthusiasm, not to mention her incredible intellect and compassion. While we could stand around all day touting the tremendous talent of this actor/dancer/humanitarian (now that’s a triple threat!), we’ll content ourselves with 15 of the most obvious reasons we still love Audrey Hepburn.</p> <p><strong>1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s</strong></p> <p>Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly not only catapulted her to icon status, it also spurned a fashion trend that has yet to go out of style – and likely never will. The little black dress (or LBD, if you will) is a wardrobe staple for scores of women across the globe. More than 50 years after the film first captivated audiences, the image of Holly gazing through the Fifth Avenue Tiffany &amp; Co. store windows – with THAT Givenchy dress swathed over her slight frame – is still recreated and adored. In fact, the original dress sold for a whopping $923,187 at Christie’s in 2006!</p> <p><strong>2. Dancing prowess</strong></p> <p>First tapping her teenage toes during the Dutch Resistance in a bid to raise money for the cause, Audrey was taken with the art form from a young age. She took ballet lessons, taught dance and portrayed Gigi in a stage version of Colette, among just a few of her early accomplishments. Audrey’s most memorable performance, however, came when she starred as Jo Stockton in <em>Funny Face</em> (1957) and floored audiences with her wacky beatnik dance.</p> <p><strong>3. Turbulent childhood</strong></p> <p>With an English banker as a father and a Dutch baroness as a mother, it seemed inevitable that Audrey would enjoy a charmed early life, but things weren’t quite as they seemed. Her parents split prior to WWII and Audrey’s mother carted her to the Netherlands in an attempt to avoid the conflict. Before long, though, the war made its way to Holland where German occupation began. Despite having been schooled in England and speaking fluent English, Audrey was forced to take on the Dutch alias of Edda van Heemstra. As Edda, she even acted as a courier and secret messenger for the Dutch Resistance.</p> <p><strong>4. Multilinguistic</strong></p> <p>More than just a pretty face, superb actress and accomplished dancer, Hepburn also spoke a handful of languages, including English (of course), Italian, French, Spanish and Dutch/Flemish.</p> <p><strong>5. A great survivor</strong></p> <p>Malnutrition, anaemia and respiratory problems are just a few hurdles Audrey Hepburn was forced to overcome during the Second World War. The result of food shortages and rationing, some reports suggest she even ate tulip bulbs and attempted to make bread from grass during her years in the Netherlands. She also struggled to cope with the capture and imprisonment of her brother in a Nazi labour camp.</p> <p><strong>6. Hollywood immortal</strong></p> <p>On February 8, 1960, Audrey Hepburn was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Located at 1652 Vine Street, the small patch of pavement is transformed into a shrine on the anniversary of her death every year (January 20), proving just how strong her legacy is, and how many people love her still.</p> <p><strong>7. Ageing gracefully</strong></p> <p>Never one to favour nips and tucks, Audrey Hepburn aged with a grace we can all aspire to. Hepburn once said: “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”</p> <p><strong>8. Animal lover</strong></p> <p>Audrey Hepburn had a particular fondness for animals, and this bond was evident in the 1959 film, <em>Green Mansions</em>. A pet deer named Pip and a dog named Famous were just two of the furry friends Audrey adopted over the years, and she was staunch in her support of animal rights. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 321.42857142857144px;" src="/media/7821092/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/564abe185d70433d950c3dacedbebf23" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>9. She attended the coolest parties</strong></p> <p>The now infamous Rothschild soiree – the Surrealist Ball – was held in France in 1972, and ranks as the most extravagant, ridiculous party we wished we’d been invited to. This photograph was taken by Cecil Beaton and reveals a costume inspired by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte’s famous birdcages. Other prestigious invitees included artist Salvador Dali, supermodel Marisa Berenson and Baron Alexis de Redé.</p> <p><strong>10. Muse</strong></p> <p>The one and only Givenchy called Audrey his muse, and as the daughter of a baroness, she seemed almost born to inspire in a slightly regal sense. Her classic brand of femininity will always be on-trend, and she continues to inspire artists today. Indeed, her likeness has been recreated countless times in modern adverts and she will always be a go-to favourite for costume parties. Who wouldn't be inspired by that face?</p> <p><strong>11. Her work with UNICEF</strong></p> <p>From 1988 until her death in 1993, Audrey Hepburn held the position as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. So powerful was her desire to help children in need, she crusaded to the very end, even while battling cancer. “Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics,” she said.</p> <p><strong>12. Fearless nature</strong></p> <p>Not afraid to tackle difficult roles and subject matter, her performance in the controversial 1961 feature film, <em>The Children’s Hour</em>, revealed Hepburn’s ability to embody any character thrown her way. Weaving the tale of two best friends, Karen Wright (Hepburn) and Martha Dobie (Shirley MacLaine), the movie is a complex story of love and friendship in the face of discrimination and accusations.</p> <p><strong>13. Women’s advocate</strong></p> <p>Never shy to voice her opinions on women’s issues, Hepburn coined a number of memorable phrases. “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.” Another of her finest: “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair … True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” </p> <p><strong>14. A great role model</strong></p> <p>Unlike modern movie stars and pop singers, Audrey Hepburn is a role model you wouldn't mind your daughters looking up to. With great talent and supreme intellect, she was articulation personified. “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.”</p> <p><strong>15. Charming chameleon</strong></p> <p>With immense talent resting on her narrow shoulders, Audrey Hepburn was spectacular at inhabiting characters of all varieties. Each portrayal was genuine and some of her finest work can be seen in <em>Sabrina</em> (1954), <em>Roman Holiday</em> (1953), <em>My Fair Lady</em> (1964), <em>Paris When It Sizzles</em> (1964) and so many more. </p> <p><em>Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/entertainment/15-reasons-we-still-love-audrey-hepburn.aspx"><strong><u>Wyza.com.au.</u></strong></a></em></p>

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