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    Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are planning to tie the knot!

    "Yes, they are engaged," a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE of the couple, who began dating in 2012.

    This will be the second marriage for Hines, 48, and the third for Kennedy, 60, whose second wife, Mary, committed suicide in the family's Bedford, New York, home in May 2012.

    The Suburgatory star sang the praises of her environmentalist beau at an event in L.A. in March.

    "I really like this guy," she said at the UCLA event that honored the attorney, calling the father of six "a devoted dad and an all-around good guy."


    Marrying a Kennedy... What could go wrong?

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    Taylor Kinney Drops a Lady Gaga Bombshell: She Hikes in Heels! (Kidding, That's Not at All Surprising)

    It's pretty obvious that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney enjoy working up a sweat together.

    But Gaga's brand of exercise isn't for everybody. (Well, maybe it's for Victoria Beckham...)

    "We'll hike together," Taylor Kinney recently told Glamour about his longtime girlfriend. "I'm always giving her flak, like, 'Babe, you can't wear your heels when we're hiking.'"

    Considering Gaga's penchant for mile-high footwear, we wholeheartedly believe the Chicago Fire hunk.

    And when it's too hot to hike? Or too cold? Or when they just don't feel like hiking?

    "We've been painting a bunch lately, too," Kinney revealed. He played coy, however, when it came to what (or whom) exactly they've been painting.

    "I can't tell you—I'll have to leave it up to the imagination," the 32-year-old actor, who's also on the big screen in The Other Woman, said. "There's a lot of laughing. I think that's the basis of a healthy relationship. We laugh a lot."

    So their recent selfie-taking session would suggest.

    Asked how he and his eccentric superstar love keep it together in the spotlight's glare, Kinney said simply, "I have no desire to talk about rumors. But I think we just complement each other. I'm proud of her, and I'd like to believe she's proud of me. We're kindred spirits."

    As for Gaga, "I'm just really happy," she told Howard Stern in November regarding her relationship.

    "I am lucky to be with somebody that has a great job...We don't have any rules about calling each other at certain times. We'll go days at a time without talking," she explained.

    "Then we'll talk every day. The way that it really works is, we trust each other. He's on his journey, and I'm on mine., and we're gypsies—and then when we're together we're really in love."

    Not to mention, they paint.



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    photographed by giampaolo sgura



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    Kanye West took to Twitter this Mother’s Day for a sweet and simple greeting to his mom, the late Donda West. After losing his mother back in 2007 to postoperative complications, the rapper posted a picture of the sky, with a message that read “hi Mom.”




    It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday for me to just call and say, Hey Mama

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    Lindsay Lohan has sworn under penalty of perjury she suffered a miscarriage...which means she better be telling the truth, or she could land in jail.

    Lindsay made the declaration in new court docs in a $5 million lawsuit over her clothing line 6126.

    You'll recall, Lindsay was given a reprieve from responding to the lawsuit while she was in rehab last year -- but even after getting out she failed to she lost the case.

    Lindsay wants to undo the damage and she's using her miscarriage as an excuse.

    In the new court docs, Lindsay writes, "I have been overwhelmed since leaving rehab and dealing with my sobriety and a miscarriage."

    There's been tons of speculation that Lindsay made up the miscarriage story to garner buzz for her Oprah show -- or maybe just to get sympathy votes -- but these are legal documents...which means she's under oath.

    If it comes out that Lindsay lied in the docs...under penalty of perjury...she could face jail time.

    Nothing new (lol).


    hope this convinces the people who were saying she was lying before...

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    Tonight is dark and full of terrors, especially where a certain Imp is concerned.

    On tonight’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Laws of Gods and Men,” it’s finally time for Tyrion Lannister to stand trial for the murder of King Joffrey Baratheon — a crime that he most certainly did not commit, even though everyone in the Seven Kingdoms believes otherwise.

    What can we expect from Tyrion’s day in court? And what else will happen on “Game of Thrones” tonight? Here’s what to expect:

    The Trial of the Century Begins

    The last time he stood trial for a crime he didn’t commit, Tyrion nearly found himself on the wrong end of the Moon Door, thanks to his signature snark. In all likelihood, Tyrion didn’t learn his lesson from that brush with death. Expect the former Master of Coin to give plenty of lip and bad attitude when standing before his father, Tywin, and fellow judges Mace Tyrell and Oberyn Martell. It might not be the best move for Tyrion, but it’ll be a heck of a show for us.

    Dragons are Officially Terrifying

    Tywin and his court in King’s Landing have more to worry about than Tyrion and the trial. In previews for tonight’s episode, Tywin expresses his concern about Daenerys Targaryen’s recent conquest of Meereen. The Khaleesi has an army, and she has dragons. Now that she’s on Tywin’s radar, can we expect an imminent confrontation between Daenerys’ Essos forces and the wider world of Westeros?

    Stannis Sails East

    There’s another developing danger lurking in Essos, one that the Lannisters are only just beginning to appreciate: The Iron Bank of Braavos. The Lannisters owe endless amounts of money to these dangerous financiers — and based on the preview, Stannis Baratheon, the self-declared one true king of Westeros, is taking a meeting with the Braavosi bankers. It’s bad news for the Lannisters, and great news for viewers, as we’ll finally get a good look at the home of Syrio Forel.

    Greyjoy Crashes the Party

    We haven’t seen Theon Reek since the second episode of the season. Looks like that changes tonight. Furthermore, looks like his sister, Yara, is hitting the mainland of Westeros in search of her brother — and her search could lead her to a lashed-up, bloodstained Ramsay Snow.


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    They ran their worst leg of the race and STILL came in first! They're amazing!!

    Leo & Jamal came in last and were Philiminated. :-(. Perpetually 4th!! I wouldn't mind seeing them come back a third time, I like them.

    This week's rankings:
    1. Dave & Connor
    2. Caroline & Jennifer
    3. Brendon & Rachel
    4. Leo & Jamal
    5. Jet & Cord
    6. Flight Time & Big Easy
    7. John & Jessica
    8. Margie & Luke
    9. Joey & Meghan
    10. Mallory & Mark
    11. Natalie and Nadiya

    With one final leg, here are what the team standings look like:

    Average Standings after 11 legs:
    1. Dave & Connor: 2.27
    2. Brendon & Rachel: 3.81
    3. Caroline & Jennifer: 4.45

    4. Leo & Jamal: 3.72

    Go for the gold, Connor!!!! Slay those disgusting Brenchels!!!

    Source: TV
    The final 3! Who do U want to win??

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    “I have a long-standing relationship with Marvel,” states Thomas Robinson Harper who was the stunt coordinator for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). “I did the first Iron Man [2008] and Iron Man 2 [2010], as well as re-shoots on Thor [2011]. I was asked by Louis D’Esposito [Avengers: Age of Ultron] to come in and meet with the Russo brothers [You, Me and Dupree]; we hit it off and the rest is history.” The previous experience with the world of Tony Stark came in handy when having to deal with the adventures of Steve Rogers. “Working on the first two Iron Man projects gave me an idea on what Marvel likes to see as far as action; I stepped it up from there.” Harper made “videovis” for every action scene which was presented to Anthony and Joe Russo. “They would give me an idea what they wanted and I would go shoot a test; we would meet again, take out what they didn’t like and add to what they did like.”

    An essential element of being a stunt coordinator is deciding when a stunt double should replace a principle cast member. “30 plus years of doing stunts gives me the experience to make the call as well as working with the actors for almost four months before we started shooting,” remarks Thomas Robinson Harper. “It gives me a good idea what they can and can’t do safely.” Two key collaborators in pulling off a successful action movie were Visual Effects Supervisor Dan DeLeeuw (Night at the Museum) and Special Effects Supervisor Dan Sudick (Cowboys and Aliens). All three of us work as a team to determine the final outcome of the film. There was constant communication between all three of our departments.” Assisting Harper were Chris Carnel (American History X) and James Young (Limitless). “Chris was my Fight Coordinator and his job was to coordinate all of the fights with the stuntman. James Young was my Fight Choreographer and the Winter Soldier double; he worked closely with Chris and me to choreograph and shoot the ‘videovis.’”

    Each character has distinct fighting style in Captain America: The Winter Soldier with World War II super-soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) utilizing a combination of Parkour, Brazilian Ju Jitzu, karate, and boxing when battling his enemies. “We mixed many styles to show that he had done his homework since he thawed out.” Russian assassin and S.H.I.E.L.D agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) who goes by the name Black Widow joins forces with her Avenger counterpart. “She has her own style that I developed on Iron Man 2.” A new member of team is an ex-military paratrooper who pilots a wing pack known as Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) aka Falcon. “His fighting is all flight based.” Though living in the modern world, Rogers encounters a former wartime buddy Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) who has been turned into a brainwashed and enhanced killing machine called Winter Soldier. “We wanted his style to be brutal and ruthless.” Also making a big screen appearance is counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team operative Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo). “We did more of an S.E.A.L. team style with his fights.”

    There is no shortage of fights in the conspiracy thriller which required each of them to be distinct. “It’s not easy,” admits Thomas Robinson Harper. “We did a lot of testing and if it looked to close to another fight we would keep changing it until it felt right.” A major battle takes place in a confined space just after Steve Rogers asks, “Does anyone want to get off of this elevator?” “10 guys fighting in an elevator is really hard just because there is no room to do anything.” Falcon encounters the Winter Soldier on top of a S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier. “We wanted to show how brutal Winter Soldier could be before he fought Cap.” Beneath the massive aircraft a physical confrontation unfolds in the surveillance hub dome between Captain America and Winter Soldier. “Fighting on catwalks and set pieces that are unstable and slippery has its own set of problems.” Contributing her fighting prowess was Black Widow who is part of a covert operation to reclaim the S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel the Lumerian Star captured by French mercenary Georges Batroc (Georges St-Pierre) and his band of Algerian pirates. Working on the ship was really hard because the ship has such tight quarters, except for the Cap Batroc fight.”

    Not all of the stunts involved fighting such as helping Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) to take flight. “Getting the Falcon to fly right was done by my stunt riggers with a lot of testing by Aaron Toney, his stunt double.” Captain America has a great ability to leap. “Again all done on wires by the stunt riggers lead by Shawn Kautz.” Black Widow seamlessly swings down and runs onto a roadway. “This was done in three parts and involved both of her stunt doubles, Heidi Moneymaker [After Earth] and Amy Johnston [Raze].” The project was filled with pleasant surprises. There would be a least one time everyday that I would say, “Wow! That came out better than I expected.” The reason for that is the stunt people I have working with me to create these stunts are without a doubt the best in the world, from the stunt riggers to the doubles and every ND stunt person that worked on this film.” Unfortunately, Thomas Robinson Harper will not be contending for an Oscar. “Have you ever wondered why there is no category for stunts in the Academy Awards but there is for Documentary Short Subject? Me too.”


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    Photographer Brandon Stanton’s portrait blog, Humans of New York, is a celebration of the people he encounters on a daily basis as he roams New York City with his camera: distinct individuals, all, but none of them as known to the world at large as the celebrity guests who walked the red carpet into the Met Gala last night.

    Nevertheless, he approached them the same as he does any stranger he meets in the street. “I’m a believer in the ordinary person, that the ordinary person is just as important and has an equally unique perspective on the world as someone who is famous or perhaps more privileged,” he said.

    Shooting the Met Gala, he acknowledged, “became a surprisingly interesting experience” because the nature of a gathering of such proportions meant he had to slightly alter his process.“Usually I approach someone alone out in the world. Here, I had to interrupt conversations, and people might have a cocktail in their hand.” The results, he discovered, from Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka (“who said very tender things about each other”) to Bryan Cranston, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Anna Kendrick, yielded refreshingly ordinary-extraordinary results.

    “He broke up with me once. For a day.”

    “All that matters is love and friendship. Everything else is just a game.”

    “One time we were driving through Italy, and we were listening to a radio station that played nothing but melodramatic Italian love songs. So we started inventing translations. The stories we made up kept getting more and more ridiculous, until soon we were both in tears.”

    “What's your favorite thing about her?” “She still gets giddy when she sees a firefly.”

    Photography by Brandon Stanton


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    Raunchy comedy trumped super hero action as North American audiences flooded multiplexes to see the buzzworthy new film Neighbors which captured the number one spot with a thunderous opening shoving last week's champ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 into second place in only in second weekend.

    Universal's latest R-rated comedy winner debuted with strength grossing an estimated $51.1M over the weekend from 3,279 locations for a powerful $15,575 average. Starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, the well-reviewed laugher about young parents with a baby who battle a fraternity that moves in next door in their quiet neighborhood surged past lofty expectations to generate the second best opening weekend ever for an R-rated comedy not based on a popular brand. Only Universal's Ted was bigger with a $54.4M debut in June 2012.

    Neighbors enjoyed broad appeal which helped to deliver the numbers. Men and women alike were excited and many age groups found the plot intriguing. Plus the two lead actors pull from different segments of the moviegoing audience leading to more business. Rogen's comedy from last summer - This Is the End - was also outrageous and earned strong reviews, however its all-star cast pretty much pulled from the same fan base. Former teen heartthrob Efron brought a different crowd to the table. Also helping was the fact that studios have done a lousy job this year delivering broad comedies so ticket buyers were eager to go out and experience a laugh riot.

    It's been three years since anything other than an action movie has hit number one in the summer kickoff month of May. That says a lot about how hard it is for a film like Neighbors to hit the top spot. The much-hyped sequel The Hangover Part II did it in late May 2011 with a phenomenal $85.9M debut which still holds the record today for debuts of all R-rated comedies. Studio research showed that the audience was 53% female and 53% over 25.

    The CinemaScore was a mediocre B so it will have to be seen what kind of legs it shows. The next major direct competitor will be Seth MacFarlane's Ted followup A Million Ways to Die in the West opening three weeks later and there is the Memorial Day holiday weekend before that so the road ahead looks bright for Neighbors for the rest of May. Overseas debuts drove in a healthy $34.4M weekend - led by the U.K. and Australia - for a global tally of $85.5M very early on in the run.

    Bumped down to the runner-up position after just one week with the crown was the super hero tentpole sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which fell a sharp 59% to an estimated $37.2M. That put Sony's cume at $147.9M after ten days of release plus Thursday night previews which is 11% below the same point in the run of 2012's Spidey reboot. The decline was in the same ballpark as Marvel's other summer kickoff sequels like Iron Man 2 (59% in 2010), Iron Man 3 (58% last year) and Spider-Man 3 (62% in 2007).

    This is an event sequel featuring one of the most recognizable characters in existence with all the production and marketing dollars in the world at its disposal. It should be attracting a larger crowd than this, especially with a production cost alone of over $200M.

    The final take should end in the friendly $210-220M neighborhood making it the lowest-grossing Spider-Man film ever domestically despite having the highest ticket prices. It could end a full $50M shy of the $262M of its predecessor from two years ago and it certainly will not beat Captain Avenger: The Winter Soldier which was more successful at satisfying comic fans recently and will soon crack the quarter-billion mark.

    Sony has two more Peter Parker installments already on the calendar for 2016 and 2018 so it needs to find a way to reignite fan excitement for the franchise and deliver a product that pumps up audiences. But as with many action franchises, international markets are making up for shortfalls from North America. The overseas weekend haul of $69.5M boosted the offshore cume to $403M and the global gross to $551M. $750M is still possible.

    The Cameron Diaz hit The Other Woman held up well given the intense competition it faced from a new runaway hit comedy entering the marketplace. Fox's former number one dipped 36% in its third weekend to an estimated $9.3M raising the sum to a solid $61.7M. Faith-based hit Heaven Is For Real kept bringing in the business in its fourth lap with an estimated $7M, down a slender 19%, putting Sony at $75.2M to date. Reaching $100M is now a possibility.

    April sequels followed. Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier eased only 28% to an estimated $5.6M vaulting its domestic haul to an impressive $245M. With $450.6M from overseas markets, the Avenger raised its worldwide cume to a robust $695.6M. Toon Rio 2 fell 34% to an estimated $5.1M for $113.2M overall for Fox.

    Two smaller new releases debuted to modest results. The PG-rated comedy Moms' Night Out bowed to an estimated $4.2M from only 1,044 locations for a lukewarm $4,023 average. Outreach to the faith-based crowd helped the Sony release to attract a respectable audience despite the moderate number of theaters, but the grosses were not at the same level as for this year's many hit dramas which targeted Christian moviegoers. Reviews were poor.

    The animated film Legends of Oz brought in similar sales with an estimated $3.7M opening weekend but its average was much worse at a dull $1,421 thanks to an aggressive release in 2,607 sites. New distributor Clarius saw terrible reviews and the brand was not strong enough to bring out paying family audiences. The CinemaScore grade was an encouraging A, though.

    Divergent clung to the top ten for an eighth weekend with an estimated $1.7M, off a mere 22%, for a $145M total and over $254M collected worldwide. Relativity's action film Brick Mansions dropped 60% to an estimated $1.5M for a $18.3M cume.

    Below the top ten, The Grand Budapest Hotel became Wes Anderson's highest-grossing film ever as it grossed another $1.5M in its tenth frame, according to estimates. The Fox Searchlight hit has banked $53.7M to date and may end its domestic run near the $60M mark.

    The top ten films grossed an estimated $126.3M which was down 16% from last year when Iron Man 3 stayed at number one with $72.5M; and down 21% from 2012 when The Avengers remained on top with $103.1M.


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    Seems pretty obvious that this is Elsa from Frozen. Way to jump in on the hype ouat

    Source: my own screencaps from the stream on my computer. This was the season finale so there won't be a preview to post for a discussion/complaint post

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    The grandmother of a little boy in Ukraine who Sir Elton John tried unsuccessfully to adopt has called on the singer for ‘any help’ he could give. Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish were captivated by little Lev Ageyev when they encountered him at an orphanage in 2009. But under Ukraine’s laws, gay men are banned from adopting and in any case Sir Elton, then aged 62, was considered too old. Sir Elton said at the time: ‘I would love to adopt him. He has stolen my heart.’

    Lev’s grandmother Yulia, 61, has now rescued him from the orphanage. She said: ‘I have taken Lev out of the kindergarten until the trouble is over.’She added: ‘I know he felt something for Lev. We’re worried what will happen so any help he could give us would be appreciated.’ She added: ‘Lev went away to a camp recently and ended up becoming the star. He told everyone that Elton John wanted to adopt him.’

    After failing to adopt him, the couple publicly pledged to find him a home in his native country and send regular financial help. In 2011 Lev's grandmother said she had not heard anything for Sir Elton since his visit. She said the singer had also promised to help Lev’s HIV-positive brother, Artyom. Lev’s alcoholic mother Marina, who was also HIV positive, died of pneumonia in 2010.


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    S— just got real. I mean, we knew going in to the third season finale of Revenge that someone was gonna end up rockin’ a body bag. But nothing — not even TVLine’s own preview — could have prepared us for the shocknado that was unleashed in “Execution.” Since the episode defies traditional methods of recappage, I shall merely endeavor to keep my jaw off the floor long enough to count down the hour’s five biggest surprises. Ready? Oh, who am I kidding? Even if you think you’re ready, you’re not! (I sure as hell wasn’t.)

    5. NOLAN’S PLOT | After Javier is more or less dumped by Charlotte (who, like me, seems to only vaguely remember that she even had a boyfriend), he’s dissuaded from skipping town by Nolan. Why? (No, seriously — why? We lost Patrick for this?) Because Nolan is secretly plotting with Margaux’s newly arrived brother, Gideon, to reclaim MyClone. And if Nolan can pull off an outfit comprised of plaid pants, a striped sweater and a floral print top — which somehow he kinda does — surely, he can pull this off!

    4.  JACK’S ARREST | After learning that Jack brought David’s ring to Emily instead of her, Charlotte is so miffed that she has a well-timed flashback that tips her off to his involvement in her abduction. Since this only serves to make her more miffed (miffed-er?), faster than Jack can say, “Hey, it wasn’t my idea!” Charlotte has him handcuffed and carted away. (Guess this leaves Carl in charge of the Stowaway for the rest of the evening?)

    3. DANIEL’S DOWNFALL | Turns out, not only does Gideon want MyClone, he also wants to stick it to Margaux for making Daniel her second in command. (As everyone knows, nepotism should decide who gets the corner office, not who looks hotter in a suit.) And, Daniel being Daniel, he plays right into Gideon’s hands by boffing a ginger cokehead who conveniently ODs in his bed. One candid photo of that sordid tableau, and Gideon has all the blackmail material he and Nolan could possibly need!

    2. CONRAD’S COMEUPPANCE/DAVID’S RESURRECTION | At first, it seems like Conrad is actually suffering behind bars. After his bail is denied and David is cleared of all the charges against him, Daddy Warbucks gets roughed up by a guard (no, not in an Oz sorta way) and whines to God, “Death would be a luxury compared to this.” But the guard only sucker-punched him to keep from being suspected when he dresses ol’ moneybags like a priest and lets him stroll right out the gate. Unfortunately for Conrad, the designated driver who picks him up a mile down the road isn’t just any old driver — it’s freakin’ David himself! And before Conrad can even remark on how nice he looks with his new short haircut, the “deceased” has stabbed his nemesis to death! (At least, Conrad certainly looks dead.)

    1. AIDEN’S MURDER | Still determined to make the queen bee feel her sting, Emily lets Aiden approach Michelle, the shrink who sent her to juvie all those years ago. But Victoria, having gotten a lot better at this game, is now one step ahead of Emily. So she’s laced the tea that Aiden sips in Michelle’s office with a toxin that paralyzes him… thereby allowing her to come in and smother him… to death! “Emily ripped away my chance for true love,” Victoria tells her victim. “It’s only fair that I do the same for her.” Later, Emily comes home to find Aiden’s corpse posed on the couch in front of a roaring fire — ghastly! Next thing you know, Ems has lured her archenemy to David’s gravesite. When she accuses Victoria of murder, the Maleficent of the Hamptons merely purrs, “You received my gift.” From there, the foes’ conversation gets stranger and stranger. Victoria seems to actually badmouth David — who she’s previously all but nominated for sainthood — and Emily says she’s not digging up her father’s grave, she’s digging up Amanda’s. And with that, she clocks Victoria with her shovel! Cut to: Victoria waking up in restraints in a mental hospital! Emily has had her committed! She told the doctors that Victoria became convinced that she (Emily, that is) was Amanda that she (Victoria, that is) even tried to unearth Amanda to prove it! And, as crazy as the story sounds, Michelle (under duress) corroborates it. So off Victoria goes, on an off-season trip around the cuckoo’s nest!

    Okay, your turn. What did you think of the season finale — and the season? Did you think it was a great twist that David was alive… or a jump-the-shark moment? Hit the comments!


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    OMFG!!!! Is it really happening? Florrick, Agos & Lockhart?

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    They're planning on walking down the aisle themselves in the near future, but Scarlett Johansson and her French fiancé Romain Dauriac looked happy simply being guests at a friends wedding earlier today. The pair, who announced their engagement in January, arrived on English soil for the nuptials of Princess Florence Von Preussen and James Tollemache, who enjoyed a traditional church wedding in Somerset.

    Making their way into the venue, the A-list couple looked every inch the perfect pair as they linked arms while happily chatting away to one another and fellow guests. Scarlett, 29, looked stunning for her friend's big day and opted for a purple floral frock.

    The Avengers actress teamed the number with a pair of nude peep toe heels and covered her apparent baby bump with a camel-coloured trench coat. Wearing her hair slicked back and opting for her signature red lipstick, the star boasted a gorgeous glow as she happily walked on the arm of her French journalist beau. Romain complimented his gorgeous fiancé's elegant look in a stylish suit, which he teamed with a black bow tie and a pair of fashionable round-lens glasses. At one point the pair had to shelter under a huge umbrella as the heavens opened threatened to ruin their well put together looks.

    Also in attendance were Prince William's ex girlfriends Arabella Musgrave and Olivia Hunt and Prince Harry's ex Astrid Harbord. The Duchess of Cornwalls nephew, Ben Eliot, who recently lost his father, Mark Shand was also part of the wedding party.


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  • 05/11/14--21:06: *yawns* Mad Men 7x6 Promo
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    Would you like a grand repast? The world's best sushi? Or just a piece of toast? From Japan, Mexico, Denmark and the U.S. come some of the most savory movies about the preparation and consumption of food.

    In his new film Chef, Jon Favreau plays a kitchen magician who leaves a posh restaurant and opens a food truck serving perfectly prepared tacos. Movies have reveled in the culinary art ever since silent films: in 1925′s The Gold Rush, starving prospector Charlie Chaplin turned desperation into inspiration by making a sumptuous meal of his boot and shoelaces. Hollywood has produced food movies for kids (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and sci-fi fans (Soylent Green, anyone?). In the Taiwanese Eat Drink Man Woman, Ang Lee served up a rich repast of domestic angst, and Marco Ferreri imagined four charming gents eating themselves to death on the finest cuisine in the French La grande bouffe.

    The potential choices are bountiful. But we ordered up the following eight movies to suggest the breadth of the dining experience. As Estelle Reiner says after watching Meg Ryan mimic an orgasm at Katz’s Delicatessen in When Harry Met Sally: “I’ll have what she’s having.

    Food, Inc., 2009

    It’s said that you wouldn’t want to see how sausage is made — so how about the rest of America’s comfort cuisine? In “Robert Kenner’s passionate, witty documentary,” Mary Pols wrote, “We meet the meat, most of it miserable, corn-fed, dosed with antibiotics and on its way to centralized slaughterhouses and processing plants. Kenner shows us farmers in peril, powerful corporations in charge, scientists cooking up genetically modified foods and the toll the system takes on our health and sometimes even our lives. … The film takes us to meat-processing plants and slaughterhouses (sometimes with hidden cameras), offering glimpses of chickens collapsing under the weight of their own breasts or the truly revolting production of bleached hamburger ‘filler’.” Can a movie exposé change what America eats? Pols hoped so.

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2011

    Sukiyabashi Jiro, a basement restaurant next to a Tokyo subway station, has 10 seats and three Michelin stars. It’s where President Obama recently dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and, according to Agence France Presse, finished only half his plate. Many gourmands would say, “I’ll take the rest.” The world’s most revered sushi joint became the most renowned thanks to the effusions of TV chef Anthony Bourdain and this loving 2011 documentary, which portrays the saintly fanaticism of an artist dedicated to elevating the craft. “I fell in love with my work and gave my life to it,” Jiro Ono tells director David Gelb. Jiro is now 90; his son and sous-chef Yoshikazu has been waiting longer than Prince Charles to take over. But the old master still needs to learn. “There is always a yearning to achieve more,” he says. “I’ll continue to climb, trying to reach the top, but no one knows where the top is.”

    Julie & Julia, 2009

    “There are two Julias in Nora Ephron‘s movie,” wrote Mary Pols for TIME. “One is short and petite, the other extraordinarily tall and pleasantly beamy. One loves to cook, while the other lived to cook. Both are based on real people. One, Julie Powell (Amy Adams), had a bright idea, while the other, Julia Child (Meryl Streep), had a calling.” Like a deft cook mixing recipes from two sources, Ephron combined Powell’s best-seller about preparing 365 Child recipes with Child’s memoir My Life in France, detailing her discovery and mastery of French cooking, which spurred her career as a writer and PBS star. (Stanley Tucci plays Child’s devoted diplomat husband.) “This is a charming crowd pleaser,” Pols wrote, “but it’s also surprisingly bold. Ephron has varied her usual moviemaking recipe, proof that Julia Child still inspires.”

    Ratatouille, 2007

    Only Pixar would dream up an animated feature about a country rat who comes to Paris — scampers into the kitchen of the once-great restaurant Gusteau’s — to be a French chef. He could create superb dishes, if only he can find a human ally. His desperate choice: a callow scullery lad named Linguini. “I can’t cook …” Linguini says, and the rodent shakes his head no. “But you can?” Remy answers with a Gallic shrug so eloquent it says many things. First, a modest “Eh, a little.” Beneath that: “Well, not to brag, but I’m actually quite proficient.” Most important: “Trust me. Together we’ll cook up some magic.” Begun by writer-director Jan Pinkava and completed by Brad Bird, Ratatouille is a lavishly detailed ode to the frantic, collaborative artistry of cooking. Its great moment: when the town’s severest critic tastes Remy’s first dish and, in a flash, fond memories — of a loving mother giving him delicious food — play across his face. Ratatouille turns all its viewers into gourmets and grateful children.


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    On The Pressures To Have Sex

    "It needs to be the most special, beautiful thing that ever happened. It should be a decision you feel right about. If you don't feel 100% about it, then it shouldn't happen. It has to be something you want with your whole heart."

    On Body Image
    "Girls are shamed for their bodies and made to believe that they're not supposed to show them or love them. They're made to believe that they aren't perfect, that they need to ‘work on it,’ that they need to see themselves differently—and I think it's freaking ridiculous. It gets on my nerves because boys can do whatever; it's like we're living in the 1800s again. It drives me crazy."
    On Working Hard
    "In my family, we don't come from a whole lot of money. We work for everything and we don’t ever stop until we're done. I don't like people who think they can get places in life just because of their last name. That doesn't work for me."
    On Her Relationship With Boyfriend, Tristan Klier
    “Tristan was not a relationship guy before me. On our first date, he thought I was going to be just like the other girls he had met who would always give it up and kiss him right away…I waited six weeks – I had to make sure he was in it to win it.”
    On Blended Costar, Drew Barrymore
    “Drew [Barrymore] is so positive and beautiful on the inside and out. On the set of Blended, she always had a smile and looked at the positive side of things. I learned from that, and I think other girls should too.”
    On Never Giving Up On Her Dreams

    "[If my agent says] 'No, you don't understand. They're offering [the part] to someone else,' I don't care. Get me back in. I want to see the director again. For me, it's not a matter of 'Well, it's gone.' No, there's always something you can do to change someone's mind."

    On Not Being A Party Girl

    "Honestly, I’d rather sit in my bed and watch Netflix. That is me all day long. Or my mom's like "Bella, aren't you going to hang out with your friends?" And I'm like, "I can't! I have math to do." I can't be behind, I'll freak out."

    On Her Relationship With Shake It Up Costar, Zendaya
    “The truth is we are so different, there is no competition. And when people tried to compare us or turn us against each other, we’d just talk about it, and then everything was cool. We love each other.”



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