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Actor Alexander Skarsgard is to join Britain's Prince Harry on a charity trek to the South Pole.
The True Blood star will lead a team of wounded American soldiers in a race against the royal's British rivals and a third troupe from the Commonwealth nations led by The Wire's Dominic West.
The teams will cover a distance of around 208 miles (335 kilometres) and those taking part have already started a gruelling training routine.
The Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, which will raise money for charities to help wounded soldiers, will take place in November (13).
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The 2nd single off their self-titled debut album in stores on October 28th.
The "American Horror Story: Coven" cast is finally starring in a creepy new teaser and it is awesome.
Titled "Initiation," the teaser features Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe and more of the "Coven" cast along with some kind of cow/man creature and a ton of other animals. The official description of the teaser: "The doors are open ... dare to come inside?"
The new season is set in New Orleans and features Jessica Lange as Fiona, a "Supreme" to a coven of witches. Here's how FX officially describes the new season:
"American Horror Story: Coven" tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
CANT WAIT SO EXCITED 29 DAYS
The couple said 'I do' at a countryside wedding at Babington House on Tuesday in front of their friends and family.
And after kissing the bride in the church, the Professor kissed his new wife under the beautiful afternoon sun.
Professor Green revealed to his fans that he would be marrying his fiancée on Monday night via Twitter: 'Thank you all for your kind wishes, as you may have read I'm marrying the love of my life tomorrow so I'm off for a little while, big love x.'
He's not tweeted anything since as reports revealed the pair are getting married at Babington House in Bath, the same venue where James Corden wed his wife Julia.
Millie proved herself the blushing bride as she walked arm-in-arm with her father Nigel towards the church to marry Professor Green.
Wearing a vintage lace wedding dress and Christian Louboutin peep-toe shoes in white, Millie completed her elegant outfit by styling her hair into a pleated floral updo with a short veil that fell past her shoulders.
On Tuesday the bride and her rapper groom headed off to exchange vows at Babington House in front of their friends and family.
Stephen 'Professor Green' Manderson walks to the church with glee with best man Lewis Richards and
another groomsman Rufus Exton.
Carrying a bouquet made up of white, cream and pink flowers, the former reality star chose simple pearl earrings and a silver watch to accessorise the dress, along with her diamond engagement ring which would soon be getting a life-long neighbour.
And while Millie wore a subtle smile of joy as she tottered in her heels, holding on tightly to her father, Stephen 'Professor Green' Manderson couldn't contain his glee in a blue three-piece suit with his best man Lewis Richards by his side and another groomsman.
Lewis and Stephen have been best friends since their youth, and with Richards working as the rapper's PA DJ, there was no better choice for his best man.
Simply stunning: Millie opted for a white and pink bouquet to match the floral headpiece attached to her veil
Elegant: The wedding dress featured a peplum train that billowed in the wind as she walked towards the chapel
Millie's bridesmaids looked to be old friends too, with one actually a fellow reality stat Charlotte De Carle, who was featured on another E4 show Dirty Pretty Things.
Still working as a model, actress and presenter, Charlotte was one of the maids wearing pale pink and white rose wreaths to complement Millie's vintage gown.
However, the Chelsea girls didn't seem to remember the age old fashion rule to steer clear of white at a wedding, for not only did Caggie Dunlop wear white but also a lace dress to watch her friend get married.
Rosie Fortescue too arrived in a creamy coloured jacket and blouse but added some colour with an orange tribal print skirt.
Making up the groom's side were a number of celebrity faces, with Lily Allen and her husband Sam Cooper with best friend Miquita Oliver nearby.
Miles Kane and BBC Radio 1 DJ and worldclass producer Skream attended as did Dream MClean and Pro's new club partners Jon and Gerry Calabrese.
On the groom's side: Lily Allen attended with her husband Sam Cooper and Miquita Oliver
For people who say Luca doesn't smile
Bonus: Spoiled Dubois
Grabbing Starbucks in Culver City September 7th
She looks so beautiful right now, I just wish she was leaving the studio and not getting cold drinks from SB.
Richard Dawkins, one of the world's best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies and experts after suggesting that recent child abuse scandals have been overblown.
In an interview in The Times magazine on Saturday (Sept. 7), Dawkins, 72, he said he was unable to condemn what he called "the mild pedophilia" he experienced at an English school when he was a child in the 1950s.
Referring to his early days at a boarding school in Salisbury, he recalled how one of the (unnamed) masters "pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts."
He said other children in his school peer group had been molested by the same teacher but concluded: "I don't think he did any of us lasting harm."
"I am very conscious that you can't condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don't look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can't find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today," he said.
He said the most notorious cases of pedophilia involve rape and even murder and should not be bracketed with what he called "just mild touching up."
Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and the interview was released on the eve of the publication of his autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder, on Thursday.
Peter Watt, director of child protection at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, called Dawkins' remarks "a terrible slight" on those who have been abused and suffered the effects for decades.
"Mr. Dawkins seems to think that because a crime was committed a long time ago we should judge it in a different way," Watt said. "But we know that the victims of sexual abuse suffer the same effects whether it was 50 years ago or yesterday."
Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood and himself a victim of abuse, told The Times that Dawkins' comments were worrying and unhelpful, adding: "Abuse in all its forms has always been wrong. Evil is evil and we have to challenge it whenever and wherever it occurs."
Forgive me if I'm a little behind on this one but I've been touring like crazy and out of the country...why is the supposedly "I've stopped bullying" PerezHilton.com viciously attacking his old pal Lady Gaga on a daily basis? Didn't he try to do the same thing to Kesha? Did any of you see the scene in Ke$ha's MTV reality show where she breaks down in sobs after reading yet another vicious google alert at the hands of Perez Hilton? If Ke$ha doesn't stand up for being "who you are"....! This fucking pisses me off so much...why declare war on Lady Gaga???...who in addition to...possessing an actual skill set, you know...singing, dancing, writing songs...is a fierce advocate for the LGBTQIA community on a VERY HIGH level! Why is he using the oldest trick in the book and trying to pit women against each other? Lady Gaga's Applause "vs" Katy Perry's Roar. Who gives a fuck? They are BOTH catchy songs. These two women are not even in his community. As a woman and a feminist, it is always meaningful to me when a man stands up for the rights of oppressed women. In other words...I'm not stupid enough to make fun of, scratch that, I'm still gonna make fun of everyone regardless of this facebook post For the record, Perez Hilton "declared war" on me on his website a few years ago. I believe the quote was "It's war bitch"...probably accompanied by a photo of me without makeup with some white jizz pouring out my mouth he had drawn on. Not only did it not ruin me...but if any of you want to find me...you can find me headlining at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and taping my 20th standup special this fall.#RecordBreakerMothaFuckas
Do you love The Mindy Project as much as we love The Mindy Project? We’re sure the answer is yes, so why wait until later this month to watch the Season 2 premiere when it airs on Fox? Now you can stream it online right now! Fox have released the episode early to Hulu, and we’re certainly glad they did!
Don’t forget to watch it again on Fox on Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30pm EST!
Let the backlash begin.
Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" music video may be shattering VEVO records, but it's also raising some eyebrows among her peers in Young Hollywood. Released on Monday, Sept. 9, the Terry Richardson-directed clip shows a completely naked Cyrus swinging on a wrecking ball—as well as licking a sledgehammer and caressing her scantily-clad body while lying atop a pile of rubble.
90210's Shenae Gimes shared her reaction to Cyrus' latest effort via Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 10. "WTF is up with Miley's new music video?" the actress asked. She added, "I mean, I don't know the girl but if I did I'd demand she bath twice, put some clothes on and give her a big hug...looks like she needs it."
Grimes' husband, musician and model Josh Beech, was considerably harsher in his review of "Wrecking Ball." Via the Two Halves blog he shares with his better half, Beech wrote, "Miley doesn't leave much to the imagination in new video…Sledge hammer licking, naked on a wrecking ball and what seems to be a camel toe…. Pretty much sums up most 20 somethings saturday nights out doesn't it!!!!!!??????? "
Beech continued, "Miley's got a new video and to be honest I like the song. The video is maybe a bit unnecessary considering her fans are aged between 10 and 12 but whatever floats your boat i guess." He also referred to "Wrecking Ball" as the former Hannah Montana star's "new porno" via his Twitter account.
Cyrus, it seems, has been too busy celebrating her success to pay attention to her critics. "DONT STOP WATCHING WRECKING BALL WE HAVE 9 Hours More we can get the Views Higher!" she told her Twitter followers on Tuesday, Sept. 10. "#WreckedTheRecord."
image courtesy of tumblr since they can't show this on their website.
Ubisoft has finally gone over and beyond to deliver something truly mesmerizing. Their newest game, Child of Light, was recently announced with a debut trailer and it looks every bit the kind of game that you would add to your shelf and feel proud that it sits there amongst the legends of gaming history.
The debut video plays out like a visual poem, giving gamers a small taste of what the adventure will have in store for players while also rolling out a cascade whimsical colors and backdrops that will soften even the most hardened of artistic hearts.
Combining the 3D hand painted aesthetic with classic turn-based RPG mechanics was a brilliant move, and it melds so well with the presentation that, as mentioned, it's deeply mesmerizing. One user was even compelled enough by the onslaught of audio and video beauty to comment and say “One of those history making games." Indeed it is.
Players will assume the role of Aurora, a child stolen from her home who must also reclaim the land from an evil queen.
Patrick Plourde, Creative Director, Ubisoft commented about the new game, saying...
“Ubisoft’s strengths include its diversity and the freedom it gives its creative teams,”...“We want Child of Light to be like a playable poem, a love letter to art and video games."
One of the other tricks that they're using is implementing unedited concept art into the game in order to give players an unadulterated feeling of being right there in the midst of a great work of hand painted art. It's a beautiful concept and the execution, based on the trailer, is absolutely marvelous. Based on the little they showcased, the gameplay also seems to mirror a little bit of The Unfinished Swan, and another poetry driven game, The Note, in which the game and the poetry unfolds as players explore and traverse throughout the game world. We're really starting to see some 2deep4u games coming out of the interactive entertainment arena, and that's definitely a good thing.
However, it's not just about visuals and art – there is a strong rekindling of the classic JRPG in this game, with turn-based combat taking the stage front and center. Amidst platforming hopping, exploration and interaction, players will need to gather equipment and partake in some old-school turn-based romps to overcome the enemy.
While it's easy to pick on Ubisoft for their constant churning out of games like Assassin's Creed, of which there is yet another, I do have to give them props for taking risks on smaller, more ambitious creative ideas like Blood Dragon and Child of Light.
The game will arrive for PC, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
That trailer was so beautiful, I really need this game like now
If Samantha Shannon got her way, Benedict Cumberbatch and Alexander Skarsgård would be two of the stars of the film version of her debut novel, "The Bone Season."
Cumberbatch would play a clairvoyant crime-lord (or "mime-lord," in the parlance of the book), and Skarsgard would be the Swedish doctor with a secret who becomes a love interest for our heroine. (And who wouldn't want to see the sweeter side of Skarsgård?)
"I do have a dream cast," Samantha Shannon told TODAY.com. And a dream director, the man behind such films as "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Pacific Rim": "Guillermo del Toro would be my first choice."
Also on the dream cast list for smaller but key parts: Game of Thrones actress Michelle Fairley as a voyant fugitive named Antoinette Carter, and British actor Michael Obiora as Julian, a voyant captured along with our heroine Paige, who fast becomes her close friend.
But Shannon finds it difficult to imagine who would play the leads, Paige and her love interest Warden, in part because Warden and the rest of his species, the Rephaim, are not of this world. Luckily, if it takes movie magic such as performance capture (where an actor's movements are recorded to make fantastic characters look realistic) to render the Rephaim, a giant race whose eyes burn different colors, Shannon's signed up with the right production company: Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios.
"I'm confident the book is in safe hands," she told TODAY.com. "They specialize in creating things that aren't there, and making them look fantastic."
Serkis helped pioneer performance capture as Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy and the "Hobbit" films, and did double duty as second unit director on "The Hobbit." That experience will come in handy for The Bone Season, which will need a lot of visual effects when it comes to depicting auras and psychic assaults, especially since they wouldn't always be from the point of view of the protagonist.
"Paige can sense both the physical and spiritual planes, but she can't actually see spirits herself," Shannon explained. So a "daunting prospect" of bringing the book to life would be "How do you convey the experience of clairvoyance to a viewer? How do you show Paige's spirit jumping from one dreamscape to another, or clairvoyants attacking each other with spools of ghosts and poltergeists?"
Serkis might do well to look to one of mentor Peter Jackson's other films, "The Lovely Bones," for inspiration on "The Bone Season"— particularly regarding how the spiritual world impacts the physical one. Shannon is a fan of the Harry Potter series, which she thinks "translated very well" from books to films.
"I loved how the tone visibly darkened as the series progressed," Shannon said. And while "The Hunger Games" may not have the supernatural element of "The Bone Season," its visual spectacle in terms of costume could also be a guide.
"You almost don't realize how grotesque the Capitol citizens are when you read about them on the page, even though they're described in detail" in the "The Hunger Games," Shannon said. "When you actually see them on the screen, with their crazy hair and outfits, it's such a shock it almost makes you want to laugh, but I think that's the point. It heightens your awareness of Suzanne Collins' social satire."
Shannon's work, of course, has a different "visual sensibility," a sort of neo-Victorian style, but that too might pop on the screen more than it can on the page. As would the "optical milieu" of her character's auras, which would be ever-present — and we have Shannon's headaches to thank for that.
"I got the idea for auras and perceptible spirits from the 'aura' I see when I experience a migraine," she revealed. "So I suppose, to some extent, I was seeing it as a film as I wrote!"
Martin Amis’ novel London Fields has, like so much of his work, proved a real challenge to get on the screen. Fields has been in the works since at least the year 2000, when the rights were first purchased. Yet in a surprise twist, it’s now being shot with Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess and Theo James in the lead roles.
Ads man Matthew Cullen is the director who has finally wrangled it into production, working off an adaptation by Amis himself and Roberta Hanley. Heard plays the ultimate eternal sexual femme fatale, possessed of unusual beauty and hypnotic magnetism. Mysterious and clairvoyant, she sets a plan in motion to fulfil the prophecy of her own murder.
Caught up in Nicola’s plan are a terminally ill writer (Thornton), a lowly street hustler (Sturgess) and an unhappily married banker (James), who become intertwined in a love triangle that unfolds in the grimy underbelly of London. Samson convinces Nicola to let him document her manipulations in a book she says will be his literary masterpiece but only she knows who the tale will end and who her killer will be…
Cullen, who has worked extensively on commercials and directed the prologue for Pacific Rim, is cranking the cameras now in London and the plan is to have the film ready for release next year. Can he succeed where the likes of David Cronenberg, Michael Winterbottom and Shekhar Kapur have tried and failed? Watch this space…
And here is an extra picture of Amber Heard because she's the reason I posted this.
What do you think? Do you like the concept of this? I think it will do okay and it definitely won't flop harder than Paranoia because let's face it, it's only up from that shit.
The first shot above of a super smiley Tyler Posey caught meditating on the giant wooden slab shows us that we haven't seen the last of that magical tree stump. And contrary to Posey's peaceful position, the photo below depicts a fight-ready Crystal Reed wielding Allison's trusty bow and arrow. Or, could that be...Daria? The fashion resemblance is uncanny! (Daria? wtaf)
ian bohen looking like a dingaling w/ur favs
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Not to be outdone by the coming out of Magic Johnson’s too-fabulous gay son in April, fellow basketball star Michael Jordan’s only daughter, Jasmine Jordan, has announced that she is gay in a series of cutesy photos posted to her Instagram account.
On August 29, Jordan posted a photo with Syracuse University basketball star Carmen Tyson-Thomas, and according to some sites, confirmed the two were dating on Twitter. Later that day, she posted the following message after gossip sites began reporting her coming out:
“Until Love, Trust, Honesty, Respect, Loyalty, Commitment, Genuine Happiness and other characteristics or aspects I want in a relationship is defined by one gender then and only then will i discuss my sexual preference.”
Though other sites are quick to point out that Jordan hasn’t confirmed her sexual orientation either way—be it gay or bisexual—the series of photos and her lack of addressing the issue directly is speaking volumes.
Plus, a week before, Jordan posted several photos of herself and her “boo” whom she “loves” on Instagram. So, yeah…
Best of luck to the happy couple!
they're so cute together ♥
Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, New Director) are shown in a standoff in a recent still from the live-action anime-based Kite film from director Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema).
According to McAuliffe, the film recently finished shooting in South Africa and "should be coming out pretty soon." The Weinstein Co. acquired the worldwide rights to the live-action film adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime Kite at the Festival de Cannes in May.
Ziman took over directing duties for the film after the passing of director David R. Ellis. The film was in pre-production in Johannesburg when Ellis passed away.
The film also stars lead actress India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent). The Deadline website describes the project as "a character-driven action film that charts the story of Sawa (Eisley), a young woman living in a failed state after the financial collapse, where a corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When Sawa's policeman father is killed, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner, Karl Aker (Jackson)."
All the anime in the world to adapt and...you choose this graphic trash? Bad idea...
After a string of disappointments, Julia Roberts delivers one of the best performances of her career in the ensemble comedy-drama ‘August: Osage County,’ which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night. There was a time, in the late aughts, when Julia Roberts was considered the biggest film actress in the world. She was America’s Sweetheart, and when she unleashed that 1,000-watt smile, she could lift the spirits of even the most hardened cynics.
From 1997 to 2000, six movies in a row starring Roberts grossed more than $100 million at the box office, culminating in Erin Brockovich—a drama about a single mother of three who tussles with a dirty energy corporation. Roberts was paid $20 million for the film, which went on to gross an inexplicable $256 million worldwide and bag her the Best Actress Oscar.
But ever since her delicious turn as a saucy Southern debutante in 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War, things haven’t been too peachy for Roberts. There was the disastrous ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day, presumably done as a favor to her Pretty Woman director, Garry Marshall; the frustratingly banal and wrongheaded Eat Pray Love; and last year’s riff on the Snow White fairy tale Mirror Mirror, which was all pomp and no circumstance. And even cinephiles would have a hard time recalling Fireflies in the Garden or Larry Crowne.
Which brings us to the present. Roberts, at 45, has sprung from movie jail with Joker-like gusto and turned in arguably the finest screen performance of her career in August: Osage County, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night. Her turn is a master class in deconstruction and a role that brings her career full circle, from Steel Magnolias to the spectacular now.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tracy Letts, which was inspired by the Dumas novel La Dame aux Camélias, the film centers on the dysfunctional Weston family of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Beverly (Sam Shepard) is an award-winning poet who is locked in what he calls a “cruel covenant” with his nasty wife, Violet (Meryl Streep). “My wife pops pills, and I drink,” he explains to their newly hired caregiver, Johnna. Violet suffers from mouth cancer and is in the final stages of chemo, which has claimed most of her hair. (That doesn’t stop her from smoking like a chimney.) To keep up appearances, she wears a dark wig and black shades, resembling Dylan circa 1966.
When Beverly goes missing, Violet calls on her three daughters for support. Barbara (Roberts) travels from Colorado with her husband, Bill (Ewan McGregor), and their 14-year-old daughter, Jean (Abigail Breslin); Karen (Juliette Lewis) speeds in from Florida with her Ferrari-driving, Jock Jams-listening fiancé (Dermot Mulroney); and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) drops in from nearby. The Weston clan is joined by Violet’s sister, Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale), her husband, Charles (Chris Cooper), and their spineless son, Little Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). They all convene at the Weston family home and, over the course of the next several days, a series of ghosts come out of the closet.
August: Osage County is directed by former ER showrunner John Wells from a screenplay by Letts and produced by George Clooney, whom Wells gave his first big break on the aforementioned medical drama. Streep, of course, will be on the receiving end of plenty of awards talk for her showy turn, which includes a series of unglamorous close-ups and a mesmerizing 20-minute dinner sequence in which she verbally undresses every single member of her family with rapacious license.
But it’s Roberts’s performance that surprises the most. Violet walks all over her two youngest daughters, but Barbara matches her, low blow for low blow. She’s part spitfire like her mother and part tortured soul like her father.
“Thank god we can’t tell the future,” she tells her daughter. “We’d never get out of bed.”
Bill’s been an inconsistent—and relatively lax—presence in their daughter’s life, leaving Barbara to play disciplinarian. Worse, he’s separated from the hardhearted Barbara in favor of his much younger secretary. Unlike the tragic victim Roberts played in 1989’s Steel Magnolias, the film that first put her on the map, Barbara is a survivor with a mouth like a trucker. This ain’t your mama’s Julia Roberts, but a woman scorned.
At the height of her career Roberts was known as the cheery underdog, everybody’s all-American gal. She’s the tragic heroine, the hooker with a heart of gold, the abused wife, the other woman, the shaky movie star. But Roberts has always been at her acting best when she gets combative, flipping two birds to our perception of her. Much as in Brockovich or Closer, her turn in August: Osage County is a brilliant riff on her squeaky-clean image and onscreen-victim persona. And it doesn’t hurt that we see Roberts’s full acting talents on display, whether she’s telling a hilarious story of Violet smuggling pills into a hospital in her “cooch” or locking horns with her mom, yelling, “Eat your f--king fish!” at her, or wrestling a bottle of pills from her hands.
This is the rawest and most assured performance of Roberts’s career.
Welcome back, Julia.
Hitfix agrees: The performances are all, as you might expect, very good. Streep is often both touching and terrible as Violet's drug-induced fog rolls in, leaving her fuzzy and disoriented, then rolls out again, allowing her to perform ego surgery on each of her kids with remarkable accuracy. Roberts rarely chooses to play characters who are this openly angry and hard to like, and I have to say… she gives it everything she's got. She goes right at Streep, hard, and they are well-matched here.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is fantastic. One of the best dysfunctional family movies I've ever seen. Streep owns it, but Julia steals it. #TIFF— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) September 9, 2013
During Harry Styles' recent stay in Los Angeles, taking a break before joining up with the rest of One Direction for the final leg of their Take Me Home world tour, the 19-year-old visited Cindy Crawford's home and spent some time with the supermodel's children.
The United Kingdom native made pizzas with Presley and Kaia Gerber, Crawford's two children with husband Rande Gerber, in the family's West Hollywood home on Sept. 8.
In pictures later posted on Instagram, Styles is seen posing alongside Crawford's two children in an unbuttoned white shirt and wearing a bandana over his tousled hair.
"Thanks for stopping by the house again and helping the boys and I make our pizzas @harrystyles," Presley captioned a photo on Instagram of them in the kitchen.
Styles replied, "Anytime brother. See you for surfing soon."
Kaia shared a separate snapshot from the get-together on her own Instagram account. She captioned the shot, "Thanks for coming by again @harrystyles and giving my friend, Ava, a mini heart attack."
Styles also visited the family three weeks earlier to cheer up Presley - a One Direction fan he met through mutual friends - after the 14-year- old had his tonsils removed. The One Direction singer posed for shots with Kaia and Presley in August shortly after the latter had his tonsils operation. Presley wrote on Instagram after the visit, "I was chilling at my house after I got my tonsils taken out and my sister had a friend over to hang. This guy knows how I feel."
The Take Me Home tour resumes Sept. 23 in Australia and the band will perform a number of concerts there before traveling to New Zealand for their Oct. 10 show.