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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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The secret behind Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness' 22-year marriage

<p>Hollywood is notorious for short-lived marriages, but one celebrity couple seem to be pulling all the right strings after remaining committed for the last 22 years.</p> <p>Being a part of the minority of long-lasting marriages in Hollywood, Hugh Jackman recently shared the secret behind his 22-year union with his wife Deborra-lee Furness.</p> <p>The actor opened up about an agreement he and Deb, 62, made when they tied the knot back in 1996 in Toorak, Victoria.</p> <p>“When Deb and I got married, we made a pact that we would look at each other at every turning point in our lives and would ask ourselves if this is good or bad for our family,” the 49-year-old told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/" target="_blank">Who</a></em>.</p> <p>The Oscar-nominated actor also praised his wife for her selflessness towards him and their two children, Oscar, 18, and 13-year-old Ava.</p> <p>So much so, that Deb put her dream of accepting a place at her dream directing school to put Hugh’s career first.</p> <p>“There’s a time no-one knows about when I was offered<span> </span><em>Oklahoma</em><span> </span>in London and she was offered a spot at the prestigious directing school at the Victorian College of Arts – and that’s impossible to get into,” he explained.</p> <p>Despite Hugh insisting the pair stay in Australia, Deb was the one that made the push to go to London.</p> <p>“I never forgot her selflessness in saying that because I know she always wanted to direct, and that was a big moment for her,” he added.</p> <p>The couple celebrated their 22-year wedding anniversary earlier this year, with Hugh posting a touching tribute about Deb on his Twitter account, saying their connection “only gets deeper.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">I believe in life we need to see and truly be seen by the most important people in our lives. Deb, from day one, we had that. 22 years later ... it only gets deeper. You and the kids are the greatest gift I will ever receive. I love you a gazillion times around the world. <a href="https://t.co/VsoDq4HxDw">pic.twitter.com/VsoDq4HxDw</a></p> — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealHughJackman/status/984032979411505153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">11 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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Sally Field opens up about her controlling relationship with Burt Reynolds

<p>Sally Field is revealing more about her one-time relationship with the late Burt Reynolds in her new memoir, <em>In Pieces</em>.</p> <p>Released on Tuesday, the book exposed the pair's tumultuous relationship as Field described the actor – who she dated for several years since the beginning of 1977 – as controlling and distant.</p> <p>“By the time we met, the weight of his stardom had become a way for Burt to control everyone around him, and from the moment I walked through the door, it was a way to control me. We were a perfect match of flaws,” she wrote. “Blindly I fell into a rut that had long ago formed in my road, a pre-programmed behaviour as if in some past I had pledged a soul binding commitment to this man.”</p> <p>Reynolds, who first met Field on the set of <em>Smokey and the Bandit</em>, told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/11/burt-reynolds-on-career-bankruptcy-regrets" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a> </em>in 2015 that Field was the “love of my life".</p> <p>“I was always flattered when he said that,” Field told Diane Sawyer on <em>Good Morning America</em>. “But he was a complicated man.”</p> <p>Field has previously spoken to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/books/sally-field-burt-reynolds-in-pieces-memoir.html" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em></a>, saying she was “glad” Reynolds wasn’t around to read her book. Reynolds died on September 6 at the age of 82.</p> <p>“This would hurt him,” she said in the interview last week. “I felt glad that he wasn’t going to read it, he wasn’t going to be asked about it, and he wasn’t going to have to defend himself or lash out, which he probably would have.”</p> <p>Field opened up about her dark past in her book as she revealed that she had been molested by her stepfather during her childhood, something that later on affected the relationship she shared with Reynolds.</p> <p>She told <em>The New York Times</em> that her time with Reynolds was “confusing and complicated, and not without loving and caring, but really complicated and hurtful to me.” </p>

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Here’s why Burt Reynolds has left his only son out of his will

<p>One would think that Burt Reynolds would have left all his assets and prized possessions in the hands of his only son, Quinton Reynolds, but that isn’t the case.</p> <p>The late Hollywood actor has left his son's name out of his will, and named his niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess, as the trustee of his estate.</p> <p>At the peak of his career, Reynolds used to demand an upwards of US$10 million per movie but at the time of his death on September 6, he was only worth a reported US$5 million.</p> <p>According to court documents released by<span> </span><em>The Blast</em>, Reynolds officially signed off on the will in 2011, putting all his life earnings into a trust which will be managed by Hess.</p> <p>But it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the actor's 30-year-old son, as his only child with ex-wife and actress, Loni Anderson, Quinton will still benefit from his father’s decision. The document states that the actor created the trust so that money will continuously be put aside for him. This is done to avoid estate taxes.</p> <p>“I intentionally omit him from this, my Last Will and Testament, as I have provided for him during my lifetime in my Declaration of Trust,” Reynolds stated in the legal document.</p> <p>The Hollywood actor tragically died after a heart attack in a Florida hospital earlier this month. The 82-year-old was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death.</p> <p>“It is with a broken heart that I said goodbye to my uncle today,” Hess told Page Six in a statement at the time. “My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man, who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students.”</p>

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Richard Gere is set to become a dad again – at 69!

<p>It’s never too late to become a dad, just look at Richard Gere who is set to become a father once again at 69 years old.</p> <p>The Pretty Woman star and his wife, Alejandra Silva, 35, have confirmed they are expecting a baby.</p> <p>Publicist and Spanish activist Silva took to social media to make the pregnancy announcement. Posting on her Instagram page, Silva uploaded a photo of the couple with the Dalai Lama, saying they were “getting blessings for our precious to come.”</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/BnyjL-cBMPW/?utm_source=ig_embed_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/BnyjL-cBMPW/?utm_source=ig_embed_loading" target="_blank">A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t say it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺️ Un momento muy especial para nosotros hace unos minutos.. Muy feliz recibiendo bendiciones para nuestro preciado tesoro por llegar... no lo podía mencionarlo sin antes habérselo dicho a su SS Dalai Lama.. ☺️ #dalailama #richardgere #alejandragere #love</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/alejandragere/?utm_source=ig_embed_loading" target="_blank"> Alejandra Gere</a> (@alejandragere) on Sep 16, 2018 at 7:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The image shows the Dalai Lama resting his hand on Silva’s stomach.</p> <p>Gere, who is a Buddhist, is stood beside his wife with his hand on her side.</p> <p>“A very special moment just a few minutes ago … Getting blessings for our precious to come,” Silva wrote.</p> <p>“We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”</p> <p>Pregnancy rumours have been surrounding the couple ever since Gere married his third wife, Silva, in April.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/" target="_blank">Hello!</a></em> magazine, he said he was “the happiest man in the universe” after they tied the knot.</p> <p>Gere was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995, and actress Carey Lowell from 2002 to 2016, who he shares an 18-year-old son, Homer, with.</p> <p>Silva also has a five-year-old son from a previous relationship.</p>

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Grace Kelly wore a second wedding dress – and it wasn't white!

<p>When the name Grace Kelly comes to mind, there are many things one can think of, but one thing everyone remembers is her iconic wedding dress – a dress that is inspiring high-profile personalities still to this day.</p> <p>Her long-sleeved lace gown was designed by none other than costume designer Helen Rose, and what she created was nothing short of a masterpiece. The dress that still tops the world's best-dressed lists was the inspiration behind the wedding dresses of Miranda Kerr and the Duchess of Cambridge.</p> <p><img style="width: 332.5px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7820712/gettyimages-117078422.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c340db93b18d416ea3b0afcc83ce07ef" /></p> <p>But while that extravagant gown that was worn in 1956 is timeless, many forget that the Hollywood starlet wore two dresses that weekend.</p> <p>The day before she became the Princess of Monaco and wed Prince Rainer III of Monaco, Kelly said “I do” at a civil ceremony held at the royal palace.</p> <p><img style="width: 396.4952092788704px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7820714/gettyimages-517258058.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7a62b3f3ba4446469fc687798f35d204" /></p> <p>Helen was also the mastermind behind her second dress, and responsible for many of the actress's looks throughout her film career.</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/0jbMDnD1Y6/?utm_source=ig_embed_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/0jbMDnD1Y6/?utm_source=ig_embed_loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Koren Harvey (@korenharveyweddings)</a> on Mar 22, 2015 at 7:30pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The dress was covered with hand-run Alencon lace, and the taffeta suit was paired with a tea-length skirt. The top consisted of a fitted bodice and a rounded collar. The fabric was then finished off with silk embroidery, to give a brocaded effect.</p> <p>In contrast with her ivory wedding dress, the colour of the midi dress fell somewhere between champagne, tan and blush. Grace finished off her outfit with a Juliet cap and kid gloves, looking like a true princess.</p> <p>And that wasn’t the end, as the actress proceeded to have two more outfit changes before her big day. One was another tea-length dress as she accepted public congratulations at a press conference, and the other was a white silk Lanvin gown that she accessorised with a tiara and jewels.</p> <p>What do you think of Princess Grace's second 'pink' wedding dress? Share your thoughts in the comments below. </p>

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Celebrities share sorrow at passing of Burt Reynolds

<p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__intro sics-component__story__paragraph">Friends and colleagues in Hollywood are mourning the passing of actor Burt Reynolds, who has died aged 82.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Reynolds was one of the hottest stars in the 1970s and '80s, putting in memorable performances in <em>Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit</em> and <em>Best Little Whorehouse in Texas</em>. </p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">He earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in <em>Boogie Nights</em> in 1997 and produced the popular sitcom <em>Evening Shade</em>. Those who knew him have taken to social media to remember his humour and warmth.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Arnold Schwarznegger said Reynolds was one of his heroes.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.</p> — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger/status/1037780242151010304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Dolly Parton, who acted and sang with him in <em>Best Little Whorehouse in Texas</em>, has said she will always love him.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/n5nL4D040v">pic.twitter.com/n5nL4D040v</a></p> — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/1037797941069668352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Comedian Ricky Gervais has commented on Reynolds' sense of humour. "Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.</p> — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/1037782841805991938?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Singer and actress Reba McEntire, who starred with Reynolds in the TV film <em>The Man From Left Field</em> wrote, "I'll never forget the wonderful times we spent together."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in my peace my friend. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together.<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BurtReynolds?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurtReynolds</a><span> </span><a href="https://t.co/DXzIchYDjl">pic.twitter.com/DXzIchYDjl</a></p> — Reba (@reba)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/reba/status/1037780888963174404?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"><em>Karate Kid</em> actor Ralph Macchio has recalled meeting him a few years ago.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">As a kid I must have seen Smokey and the Bandit 10 times in the theatre. Met Burt Reynolds a few years back... so glad I did. Deliverance, Boogie Nights... some great ones. RIP</p> — Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/ralphmacchio/status/1037780748827348993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Patton Oswald has shared a story about Reynolds deciding to get acting lessons after he was fired from both <em>Gunsmoke</em> and <em>Rawhide</em>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Burt Reynolds &amp; Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE &amp; RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons."<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPBurtReynolds?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPBurtReynolds</a></p> — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1037780253756731392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Rapper Vanilla Ice, who was quarantined on the Emirates plane in New York on which 100 people were sick, has tweeted about his "traumatic week" and shared a sweet photo of himself with the actor.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">What a traumatic week. Now today. My good friend Bert Reynolds has passed away. Feeling super emotional right now. Long live The<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Legend?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Legend</a><span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bandit?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bandit</a><span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BurtReynolds?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurtReynolds</a><span> </span>you will be missed.<span> </span><a href="https://t.co/JcJZ5VmU1J">pic.twitter.com/JcJZ5VmU1J</a></p> — Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice)<span> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/vanillaice/status/1037780556904321026?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p><em>Republished by permission of<span> </span><a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/106896362/celebrities-share-their-sorrow-at-passing-of-actor-burt-reynolds-82">Stuff.co.nz</a>.</em></p> <p> </p>

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Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds has died aged 82

<p>Burt Reynolds, the actor who defined '70s machismo on the big screen, has died. He was 82.</p> <p>According to reports, the star of<span> </span><em>Smokey and the Bandit</em>,<span> </span><em>Deliverance</em><span> </span>and<span> </span><em>Boogie Nights</em><span> </span>was recovering from a short illness in hospital when he suffered a heart attack. </p> <p>Reynolds died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager told <em>The Hollywood Reporter.</em></p> <p>He was the top-grossing star in Hollywood every year from 1978, when he had four movies playing in cinemas at once, through to 1982. </p> <p>Reynolds was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a porn director in the 1997 movie,<span> </span><em>Boogie Nights</em>.</p> <p>However, according to Hollywood legend, when he watched  himself in the film for the first time, he fired his agent, as he was so unhappy.</p> <div class="html-asset"> <div id="58d1e0f7f78ced6518eee162" class="vdb_player " data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2018-09/06/5b917cfa0ca7c807f1aa83b1/5b917d5db594fb7226c93e0d_o_U_v1.jpg?w=1440&amp;h=900&amp;q=60"> <div id="vdb_769d9303-9064-4768-a210-81e090856c40"> <div class="display-ad story_body_advert"> <div id="storybody__container"> <div id="storybody" class="storybody mbl" data-google-query-id="CO_hs6mpp90CFccTvQod_wEMAw"> <div class="SandboxRoot env-bp-350" data-twitter-event-id="0"> <div id="twitter-widget-0" class="EmbeddedTweet EmbeddedTweet--edge EmbeddedTweet--mediaForward media-forward js-clickToOpenTarget js-tweetIdInfo tweet-InformationCircle-widgetParent" data-click-to-open-target="https://twitter.com/vanillaice/status/1037780556904321026" data-iframe-title="Twitter Tweet" data-scribe="page:tweet" data-tweet-id="1037780556904321026" data-twitter-event-id="1"> <div class="MediaCard-media"> <div id="page"> <div id="container"> <div id="content"> <div id="left_col"> <div id="64438100" class="landscapephoto"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" class="photoborder" src="https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/2/d/4/r/8/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.1rn5kq.png/1536265544821.jpg" alt="Burt Reynolds, left, and Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights." title="" /> <div class="photocredit" style="text-align: center;"><em>Burt Reynolds, left, and Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights.</em></div> <div class="hdivider"></div> <div class="hdivider">The macho star also appeared in 1972's <em>Deliverance,</em> which was nominated for three Academy Awards.</div> </div> <div class="videowrapper"> <div class="hdivider"> <div class="html-asset"> <div id="58d1e0f7f78ced6518eee162" class="vdb_player " data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2018-09/06/5b917cfa0ca7c807f1aa83b1/5b917d5db594fb7226c93e0d_o_U_v1.jpg?w=1440&amp;h=900&amp;q=60"> <div id="vdb_769d9303-9064-4768-a210-81e090856c40"> <p>More recently, in 2005 Reynolds starred in the Adam Sandler film <em>The Longest Yard </em>and played Boss Hogg in <em>The Dukes of Hazzard</em> remake.</p> <p>In 2015 he was honoured by the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures with the organisation's Richard "Diamond" Farnsworth Award. Reynolds often did his own stunts on film and television.</p> <div class="display-ad story_body_advert"> <div id="storybody__container"> <div id="storybody" class="storybody mbl" data-google-query-id="CO_hs6mpp90CFccTvQod_wEMAw"> <p>Stars have taken to social media to pay tribute to Reynolds.</p> <div> <div class="SandboxRoot env-bp-350" data-twitter-event-id="0"> <div id="twitter-widget-0" class="EmbeddedTweet EmbeddedTweet--edge EmbeddedTweet--mediaForward media-forward js-clickToOpenTarget js-tweetIdInfo tweet-InformationCircle-widgetParent" data-click-to-open-target="https://twitter.com/vanillaice/status/1037780556904321026" data-iframe-title="Twitter Tweet" data-scribe="page:tweet" data-tweet-id="1037780556904321026" data-twitter-event-id="1"> <div class="MediaCard-media"> <div id="page"> <div id="container"> <div id="content"> <div id="left_col"> <p>Reynolds had been set to appear in Quentin Tarantino's next film, <em>Once Upon a Hollywood.</em></p> <div class="videowrapper"> <div class="hdivider">He was married twice. First to to British actress Judy Carne in 1963, who he divorced two years later. 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15 things you didn’t know about The Wizard of Oz

<p>For fans of <em>The Wizard of Oz</em><strong> </strong>the mere mention of MGM’s movie masterpiece conjures instant memories: Judy Garland’s tender rendition of “Over the Rainbow”. The Wicked Witch of the West cackling, “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” Dorothy and her friends dancing down the winding Yellow Brick Road. And how many kids were terrified of those sinister Winged Monkeys?</p> <p>Since its Hollywood debut on August 15, 1939, more than one billion people have seen Dorothy’s whirlwind journey from Kansas to the Land of Oz. No matter how many times we’ve watched, it’s hard not to be awed when the farmhouse door opens on a Technicolor world. Decades later, there’s still no place like home…</p> <p><strong>1.<em> The Wonderful Wizard of Oz </em></strong>wasn’t Dorothy’s only journey to Oz. L. Frank Baum wrote 14 novels and six short stories about her adventures. Recent movies such as <em>Oz, The Great and Powerful </em>and <em>Dorothy of Oz </em>were based on these books. Bradford Press has ­­­recreated these elaborately illustrated first editions. Learn more about these replica books at OriginalOz.com.</p> <p><strong>2. Ray Bolger wore an asbestos version </strong>of his Scarecrow costume for the scene in which the Wicked Witch lights him on fire. Men with fire extinguishers stood out of camera range.</p> <p><strong>3. The 1939 movie is a remake. </strong>Two silent film versions preceded it, in 1910 and 1925. The latter starred Oliver Hardy as the character then called the Woodsman.</p> <p><strong>4. No shade of expensive yellow paint </strong>seemed to photograph properly on the Yellow Brick Road – until someone tried an ordinary house paint.</p> <p><strong>5. The jacket Frank Morgan wore </strong>as Professor Marvel came from a thrift shop. MGM spread the story that, by coincidence, the jacket was later found to have belonged to L. Frank Baum.</p> <p><strong>6. Judy Garland wore a corset </strong>throughout filming to give her a younger physique.</p> <p><strong>7. Judy Garland was 16 years old </strong>when filming began. As a minor, she was only permitted by Californian law to work four hours a day.</p> <p><strong>8. Oscar winner Gale Sondergaard </strong>was originally signed to portray a glamorous Wicked Witch of the West. When MGM realised it would affect the whole plot, actress Margaret Hamilton was cast as a more cantankerous witch.</p> <p><strong>9. The film cost $2,777,000 </strong>to produce but earned only $3 million when it was first released.</p> <p><strong>10. The actors who played the Munchkins </strong>were reportedly each paid $50 per week, while Toto earned $125 per week.</p> <p><strong>11. The Emerald City horses </strong>had jelly crystals sprinkled over them to give them their colour.</p> <p><strong>12. Toto, a terrier, was sensitive to noise, </strong>and had to be concealed during the filming of the explosion caused by the Wicked Witch’s arrival in Munchkin Land.</p> <p><strong>13. MGM Studios boss Louis B. Mayer </strong>bought the rights hoping it would follow the success of Walt Disney’s <em>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>(1937).</p> <p><strong>14. The caps that the inhabitants </strong>of the Emerald City wore caused some extras’ hair to fall out.</p> <p><strong>15. The Wicked Witch’s crystal ball </strong>has a large zodiac on the floor encircling it. This is considered by many as a homage to the Evil Queen in <em>Snow </em><em>White and the Seven Dwarfs</em>, who has pictures of the zodiac surrounding her magic mirror.</p> <p><em><em>Written by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/entertainment/Off-To-See-The-Wizard">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine,<span> </span><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>here’s our best subscription offer</strong></span></a>.</em></em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Vanessa Redgrave recalls unapologetic speech at 1978 Oscars: "I had to do my bit"

<p>Vanessa Redgrave is someone who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and that’s exactly what the 81-year-old actress did when she sat down with <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/vanessa-redgrave-recalls-unapologetic-political-speech-at-1978-oscars-1136251" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter</a></em> for an exclusive interview.</p> <p>The actress, who made her on-screen debut at the age of 21 in the film <em>Behind the Mask</em> where her father Michael Redgrave played the lead, has made a name for herself throughout her time in the industry. </p> <p>She is the proud recipient of every acting honour available, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA and countless more awards from Venice and Cannes.</p> <p>But the successful star had other plans growing up, where she saw herself as a dancer. </p> <p>“I wanted that more than anything, but it became clear that it wouldn’t work, that I would be too tall,” she said, addressing her 6-foot tall height.</p> <p>She has been at the forefront of Hollywood’s most successful films. Movies such as Michelangelo Antonioni’s <em>Blow-Up</em> (1966) where she speaks fondly of the Italian director saying that he “is a terrific man and a real artist. I felt he was somewhat glorious", to the Catholic drama <em>The Devils</em> (1971). But for Redgrave, her most memorable role, and the one she constantly revisits is Josh Logan’s musical interpretation of <em>Camelot </em>(1967).</p> <p>“I was thrilled to bits to get that role,” she says. “It was a huge thing for me.”</p> <p>Regarding her work on stage, American playwrights Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams have named her “the greatest living actress of our times” and in the UK, her name is spoken with the same level of respect as Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen.</p> <p>But the talented artist isn’t immune from criticism, as she is a proud advocate for political causes and regularly uses her platform to speak up on what she believes in. In the past, she has voiced her disagreement with the Vietnam and Iraq war. She also ran for political office in Britain as a member of the Trotskyist Workers Revolutionary Party. And, at the age of 80, she directed her first ever film <em>Sea Sorrow</em>, which was a documentary highlighting the conditions refugees must face when fleeing to Europe.</p> <p>After congratulating the Academy for standing up “to a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums” who had criticised her for producing and featuring in a documentary regarding Palestine in her 1978 Oscar acceptance speech, she was put under intense scrutiny as many in the audience booed her off the stage.</p> <p>And while her comments were directed towards extremists in the Jewish Defense League, who had offered a bounty to have her killed, the phrase “Zionist hoodlums” tarnished her image for many, even though she ended her speech with a promise to “fight anti-Semitism and fascism for as long as I live".</p> <p>Fire bombings at cinemas showing her documentary and having a statue of her burned to ashes were only a few of the things Redgrave faced after saying those words, but 40 years later, she still remains unapologetic.</p> <p>“I didn’t realise pledging to fight anti-Semitism and fascism was controversial. I’m learning that it is,” she says. And her political conquests have always been driven by one thing: a sense of responsibility to do the right thing.</p> <p>“I had to do my bit,” she says.</p> <p>“Everybody had to do their bit, to try and change things for the better. To advocate for what’s right and not be dismayed if immediately you don’t see results.”</p> <p>She credits her parents as her inspirations behind her powerful personality – actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, but also writers such as Cecil Day-Lewis and EM Forster – for making her more politically aware. Her long list also features fellow co-worker and African-American actor Paul Robeson, who featured in one of Redgrave’s first acting jobs as the lead in a 1959 performance of <em>Othello</em>.</p> <p>“He was wonderful, wonderful,” she remembers, “Paul played Othello and Tony Richardson directed it! So, I have a sackful of people to admire and look up to there!”</p> <p>Redgrave recently finished shooting Matthew Lopez’s play <em>The Inheritance</em> and will soon be featuring in three other projects: Adrian Nobel’s <em>Mrs. Lowry and Son,</em> <em>The Aspern Papers</em> by director Julien Landais and Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut, <em>Georgetown</em>.</p> <p>“I have a big mortgage, so I have to pay the bills!” she says matter-of-factly while remaining thankful for the opportunities she is still given. “It’s still so rare. If you have the chance, well, you have to keep going at it.”</p>

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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s heartfelt message to drought-stricken farmers: “We want to do our bit”

<p>They are one of the most loved celebrity couples and now, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have sent a heartfelt message to Aussie farmers as they continue to battle the country’s devastating drought.</p> <p>The stars shared that they have donated $100,000 to Nine’s Fighting For Our Farmers Drought Relief Appeal, and encouraged others to also contribute to the cause.</p> <p>During the video for the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Today</em> show, Keith said: “We wish we could be with you today but I'm on tour, but it's very important for us to be a part of this today and do our bit for the farmers.”</p> <p>Nicole added: “We love Australia and we realise there's been a crippling drought crisis and the rural communities are doing it really, really hard right now so we want to do our bit.</p> <p>“We would like to donate $100,000 to the Farm Aid Telethon and we're asking anybody else out there that would like to do anything, this is how you can do it.”</p> <p class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fiwakeupwithtoday%2Fvideos%2F1797425870378409%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>The couple appeared emotional as they made the plea for Aussies to join together to support struggling farmers.</p> <p>Nine’s Drought Relief Appeal has so far raised over $7 million, with the first $1 million being distributed between three organisations.</p> <p>The Lions Club’s Need For Feed project has received $500,000 for livestock and feed resources, the Queensland Country Women’s Association has been given $250,000 to help farmers pay for groceries and bills, and the New South Wales CWA has been allocated $250,000 to assist farmers with groceries and bills.</p> <p>On Sunday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to $1.8 billion.</p> <p>“I want to say to our farmers, we have your back. There is no set-and-forget,” Turnbull told reporters in the New South Wales town of Forbes.</p> <p>“We are constantly working to ensure that you get every support you can, and of course let's all pray for rain,” Turnbull added.</p> <p>To donate to the Fighting For Our Farmers Drought Relief Appeal, <a href="https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/extras/latest/august/drought-relief-fund"><strong><u>click here.</u></strong></a></p>

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The internet is baffled by who this star is – do you know?

<p>A star has appeared on the September cover of <em style="font-weight: inherit;">InStyle </em>magazine, but fans have criticised the photoshoot for making her almost unrecognisable.</p> <p>Despite working in the film and TV industry since the '70s, fans had a hard time identifying the 61-year-old actress.</p> <p>Do you recognise who it 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/BmQt07_AeNc/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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/BmQt07_AeNc/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by Laura Brown (@laurabrown99)</a> on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The actress appearing in this shoot is none other than <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Working Girl </em>star Melanie Griffith.</p> <p>The photoshoot, where Griffith dons a black dress with a plunging neckline, has been slammed by fans for the heavy use of editing.</p> <p>“Unrecognisable. Poor thing,” one wrote.</p> <p>“Um who is this person??” asked another.</p> <p>Another added: “Celebrating the same destructive message … ageing is bad. Of course she looks beautiful, but who is she? She’s certainly not Melanie anymore.”</p> <p>Some were confused if the obvious changes to her appearance were the result of plastic surgery or the use of Photoshop.</p> <p>“This is simply outrageous how much Photoshop was used. Is there something wrong with looking older? Who will believe that her boobs and neckline look like she’s 20? A horrible thing,” a user responded to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">InStyle</em>’s post.</p> <p>“There’s a lot of Photoshop happening in there! To compensate all the botox?” someone else wrote.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="/media/7820316/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/58e3fc86469f48f0a96199a6f88a76d6" /></p> <p>In an interview with <em style="font-weight: inherit;">InStyle</em>, Griffith shared how the movie industry changes for actresses as they get older.</p> <p>"It's a different deal when you're older," she said. </p> <p>"And we're old. I don't mean it badly, and I don't mean it like, 'Oh, poor me,' or anything like that. It's just a different deal when you're an older person. It's different from being the hot stuff to being the old hot stuff."</p> <p>She revealed that she is planning on pursuing theatre work to avoid the cameras.</p> <p>"That's my dream. I think that theatre is kinder on a 60-year-old face," she said.</p> <p>The star admitted to having plastic surgery 20 years ago, but tried to reverse the work after she received online criticism.</p> <p>“No, I didn’t [realise] until people started saying, ‘Oh my God, what has she done?!’ I was so hurt,” she told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Porter </em>magazine in 2017.</p> <p>“I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this s*** that this other woman doctor had put in.</p> <p>“Hopefully, I look more normal now.”</p>

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Hollywood star Gregory Peck’s lookalike grandson cast in new movie

<p>The grandson of Hollywood icon Gregory Peck has been announced to play the new Mr Spock in the Star Trek television franchise.</p> <p>Ethan Peck, 32, will play the character in the second season of <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em>, which premieres in January.</p> <p>“We searched for months for an actor who would, like [the late Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto], bring his own interpretation to the role,” showrunner Alex Kurtzman told <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-casts-spock-ethan-peck-1134570"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Hollywood Reporte</strong></span>r</em></a><em>. </em></p> <p>“Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zach, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock's legacy.”</p> <p>After the news was announced, Ethan took to Twitter to thank the Nimoy family for giving him their blessing to take on the role.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Thanks to the Nimoy family for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity and support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the iconic half alien we know as Mr. Spock. It is an incomparable honor. 🖖🏼 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StarTrekDiscovery?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StarTrekDiscovery</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LLAP?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LLAP</a> <a href="https://t.co/jEXG1T253Z">pic.twitter.com/jEXG1T253Z</a></p> — Ethan Peck (@ethangpeck) <a href="https://twitter.com/ethangpeck/status/1029416376736215040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Although he has appeared in various TV and movie projects over the years, Ethan is most known for being the grandson of Oscar winner Gregory Peck.</p> <p>The <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> star sadly died in 2003 of bronchopneumonia.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="/media/7820301/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4fdcfbbbcf254d0ea9d7bd79030fbf0f" /></p> <p>Ethan has welcomed all comparisons to his late grandfather, with some saying he inherited Gregory’s deep voice, thick brows, black hair and defined jawline.</p> <p>“It's a very wonderful comparison,” Ethan told <em>Hollywood Today Live </em>in 2016.</p> <p>“I think before it was a little more difficult to stomach because people just kind of want to see him, which is understandable and that's cool. And also wonderful, like he's wonderful, what a great comparison!”</p> <p>Do you think Ethan Peck looks like his famous grandfather? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Surprise! The original Back To The Future cast reunited

<p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__intro sics-component__story__paragraph">It's the power of Lloyd, not the Power of Love that's sent shockwaves through fans of<em><span> </span>Back To The Future</em>.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Doc Brown, aka Christopher Lloyd, has managed to reunite the stars of the '80s time-travel classic for a photo at the fan convention they were attending.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Thomas Wilson had all been taking part in the Fan Expo in Boston in the US when the reunion happened.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">"This was special," Lloyd captioned his post after getting Marty McFly, Biff Tannen, Lorraine Baines and Doc Brown together.</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/BmWLLMKHQYN/?utm_source=ig_embed" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.09259259259259% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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/BmWLLMKHQYN/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">This was special.</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/mrchristopherlloyd/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Christopher Lloyd</a> (@mrchristopherlloyd) on Aug 11, 2018 at 10:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">One fan commented, "This is awesome! My 11 year old son asked me today, 'Dad, do you think they will make a Back to the Future pt 4?' These movies mean so much to me and now him. Thanks!"</p> <div class="sics-component__ad-space sics-component__ad-space--storybody "> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Lea Thompson also posted the picture with the title "Four old friends get back from the future".</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">There's been much speculation over whether there would ever be a fourth installment of the <em>Back To The Future</em> series, but there's still been no announcement on whether the foursome will reunite one more time.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"><span>Meanwhile </span><a href="https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/12/back-future-reunion-everything-7828665/"><em>Metro</em><span> </span>reported it probably won't happen</a>.</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">"Basically, I think America is saying, 'Come on, they've wrecked every other franchise with bad sequels, why not this one?'" Wilson said, who played Biff. "C'mon, we would watch it until it sucks."</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph">Fox also poured doubts it would happen, saying that the actors have no say in whether another movie gets made, saying that co-creator Bob Gale is the "gatekeeper of the franchise".</p> <p class="sics-component__html-injector sics-component__story__paragraph"><em>Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/106221083/fans-delighted-as-the-original-back-to-the-future-cast-reunited">Stuff.co.nz</a>. </em></p> </div>

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Jennifer Aniston speaks candidly about not having kids: "No one knows what I've been through"

<p>Jennifer Aniston has spoken candidly about her private life and the fact she hasn’t had any children, hitting out at her detractors and critics and proclaiming that her “purpose on this planet” may not be “to procreate”.</p> <p>The 49-year-old former <em>Friends</em> star made the new admissions in the September issue of <em><a href="https://www.instyle.com/news/jennifer-aniston-september-cover">InStyle</a></em> magazine in the US.</p> <p>During the interview, the actress hinted that a “medical” issue may have contributed to the reason why she has not had a baby and said it’s not fair that women are labelled as “damaged goods” if they have not had a family.</p> <p>The outspoken star also declared she is not heartbroken after her marriage breakup from actor Justin Theroux earlier this year and called out all the judgments she faces.</p> <p>“It's pretty crazy. The misconceptions are ‘Jen can't keep a man’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I'm sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I'm not heartbroken,” declared the actress.</p> <p>In reference to starting a family, Aniston continued, “And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what's going on behind closed doors.</p> <p>“No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me,” the star added.</p> <p>“They don't know what I've been through medically or emotionally.</p> <p>“There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate. Maybe I have other things I'm supposed to do?” the star concluded.</p>

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