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Ellen Degeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and others show their happiness over the news.
All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.
Ellen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling
It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'
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It's not as simple as you think, though.
Zoe Saldana and husband Marco have gone in a rather unorthodox direction when it comes to the terms of their marriage. Case in point: their last names. Perego decided to take on his wife’s last name, after marriage and it was a completely natural process.
Saldana and Perego are all about compromise in their family life.
According to Saldana, speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, Marco Saldana, made the choice himself. "Did you make him do that?" Jimmy Kimmel asked on Thursday night's Kimmel Live. "Oh my God," she said, "why does it mean a woman has to hold a gun, like, 'You're gonna be Saldana!'"
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Love and family can be a difficult thing to manage. For Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo), it's especially hard, as he suffers from Bipolar disorder. His wife, Maggie (Zoe Saldana) is moving to New York to pursue her career, and the two work out a deal. Cam can't face the idea of living without his children, but also can't move with her, so he chooses to look after the children by himself.
What follows is the redemptive story, of how a man can face his demons, and prove himself to the people he loves the most. Written and directed by Maya Forbes in her directorial debut, 'Infinity Polar Bear' serves as the semi-biographical story of Forbes. The film went into principle photography on 9th April 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island, with J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk serving as executive producers.
The film saw it's premiere at Sundance Film Festival on 18th January 2014, before opening at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10th September the same year. Following an appearance at the Los Angeles Film Festival on 14th June 2015, the film is set to be released in the US on 19th June 2015.
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Dozens of celebrities have paid tribute to the late soul singer on social media and have mourned the loss of "one of the greats".
Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.
The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959.
Continue reading: Ben E. King, 'Stand By Me' Singer, Dies Aged 76
Elton John had called for a boycott of the Italian designers after they made controversial comments regarding IVF during a magazine interview.
Actress Zoe Saldana has weighed in on the Dolce And Gabbana boycott debate, saying she wont let the designers' comments on IVF affect her fashion choices. Saldana made the comments to E! News during the GLAAD Media Awards, which were held in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Zoe Saldana at the GLAAD Media Awards
When asked if she would be joining the boycott led by Elton John Saldana said, "No! Not at all, that would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice. People are allowed to their own opinion, however, I wouldn't have chosen to be so public about something that's such a personal thing.”
Washington was named as this year's Vanguard honoree.
Kerry Washington added another appearance to her impressive record to her already impressive record as an advocate for diversity, human rights and gender equality. On Saturday, the Scandal star was named the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner and her speech brought the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington compared the problems of the LGBT community to civil rights struggles of the past.
The award is given out every year by the GLAAD to the most prominent and active allies of the LGBT community, as determined by the non-profit organization. "When I was told that I was going to get an award for being an ally to GLAAD, it got me thinking," she said to the crowd, which included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
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The actress had been keeping quiet since the arrival of her sons on November 27th.
Actress Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego have finally revealed the names of their twin sons, just over a month after their arrival. Posting on Instagram, the Guardians of the Galaxy star shared a picture of two bottles beside teddy bears and wrote, "Our boys CY and BOWIE are finally here.#marcoperego and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful wishes and for your patience.”
Proud parents, Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego
News of the twins’ birth was first reported on December 12th, but it appears the media may have been a few weeks behind. In a statement to E! News, a rep for Saldana confirmed the twins arrived on November 27th.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana And Marco Perego Reveal Names Of Twin Boys On Instagram
'The Book of Life' may have been in better hands at DreamWorks.
When the first trailer hit for The Book of Life, we got very, very excited. The project had originally been optioned by DreamWorks animation in 2007 but never got beyond development due to creative differences.
'The Book of Life' looks stunning, but some criticsaren't enamoured
In 2012, Reel FX took over and pulled in Guillermo del Toro to produce the movie, then known as Day of the Dead. 20th Century Fox announced it would distribute the movie and Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Christina Applegate joined the cast.
Continue reading: 'The Book Of Life' Is Beautiful, But It's No Masterpiece
Basically, Marvel is out to rule the world.
After much love from critics and fans alike, Guardians of the Galaxy has reached a new box office milestone. Marvel's space opera is now the top grossing movie of 2014 - as if there was ever any doubt. Entertainment Weekly broke the news on Friday that Guardians had topped Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the 2014 throne. And in case you were wondering, yes, it definitely deserves the title.
Apparently, Guardians of the Galaxy isn't only the best Marvel flick, it's also the most profitable.
While the story centres on twisted moral dilemmas, this 1970s-set thriller takes such a hesitant, internalised approach that if never lets viewers under the characters' skin. As a result, there's virtually no spark of real life here, despite the presence of several fine actors and a twisty plot that focusses on how decisions affect relationships. It's an oddly muted approach to events that really should have a much stronger emotional jolt.
It's 1974 Brooklyn, where Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released after 10 years in prison. His police detective brother Frank (Billy Crudup) offers help with finding a place to stay, getting a job and escaping his former life of crime, but the options are limited. While trying to reconnect with his junkie-prostitute ex Monica (Marion Cotillard), Chris also begins dating the younger Natalie (Mila Kunis). And he finds himself drifting back into his old gangster role. This causes a conflict of interest for Frank in his work as a cop, especially since he's further compromised by having an affair with Vanessa (Zoe Saldana), whose boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) he's just put in jail.
Filmmaker Guillaume Canet is remaking the 2008 French thriller Rivals (in which he played the Frank character), and he recreates the period beautifully, shooting the film in a grainy 1970s style that emphasises character over action. So it's odd that the characters feel so thinly written, with most of the ambiguity drained from each moral issue they face. Much of this is because everyone is pushing their emotions away and internalising their thought processes so no one else can see them. But this leaves the audience out in the cold. And as a result, everything feels obvious and inevitable, which makes it impossible to get involved as events escalate. It's as if these people are tragic losers, so no amount of sympathy will save them.
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Manolo has a lot of pressure forced upon him from his family regarding his future, but all he wants to do is marry the woman of his dreams, Maria. However, he is not the only person who wants to make Maria his wife and he is in serious competition with her charming and handsome suitor (and his own best friend) Joaquin. Meanwhile, two spirits of The Land of the Remembered named La Muerte and Xibalba look upon the scene in fascination during the Day of the Dead; a time when spirits are able to effect the the land of the living as they pass between worlds. They decide to make a bonding wager on who will win Maria's affection, with La Muerte betting on Manolo being the victor. When it looks like she might be right, Xibalba has him killed by a snake and taken over to the Land of the Remembered where he is forced to face his biggest fears in order to see his beloved once again.
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Now it's finally been released - has Guardians of the Galaxy lived up to all the hype?
Guardians of the Galaxy was given a big platform to live up to before its official release with many calling the tenth Marvel instalment the best in the collection yet. First view critics were impressed with the look of the film and its special effects, the acting ensemble and the humour and comic play in it that is not always found in a Marvel superhero film. Even Jim Starlin, the comic book creator of villain Thanos, waded in, calling it Marvel’s best movie so far.
Guardians of the Galaxy has had a lot to live up to
But, upon release, could it really live up those lofty expectations? The answer is yes and for many reasons.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' - Marvel's New Super Franchise?
The success of Marvel's new film Guardians of the Galaxy has led to a resurgence in popularity for classic 70's rock.
Guardians of the Galaxy's quest for world domination seems to be going pretty well- the film has not only slain at the box office, it's won over the critics, and perhaps most importantly, the fans. But the film's success has also had a more musical impact: its delightfully retro soundtrack, featuring 1970's pop and rock hits, has gone straight to the top of the iTunes Charts.
Featuring songs including 10CC's 'I'm Not In Love' and The Five Stairsteps 'Ooh Child', it's an electic group of tracks brought together under the title 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1'. Audiences were given a sneak peek of things to come in the film's trailer, when Blue Swede's 'Hooked on a Feeling' made an appearence and set the tone for things to come.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Propels Seventies Music To Top Of Charts
The 36 year-old actress had her 'Crossroads' co-star's back when she was recently asked about Spears' 'Alien' Auto-Tune controversy.
Even though the last time they worked together was over ten years ago, Zoe Saldana proves to be very loyal person as she rushed to defend her 'Crossroads' co-star Britney Spears when asked about the singer's recent 'Alien' Auto-Tune controversy.
Saldana rushed to Spears' defense
In an appearance on Bravo TV's 'Watch What Happens Live' on Thursday (July 31st), 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' actress wasn't too pleased when a caller asked if she had heard the leaked song with auto-tune.
By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.
In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Ahead of the Guardians of The Galaxy release, Pratt has spoken of his role as Peter Quill, Star Lord.
It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used to carve out sections of his Reebok classics because he couldn’t afford new ones that fit. Now, he leads an all star cast in Marvel’s latest multi-movie deal, and if the reviews are anything to go by, he’s got himself a franchise to be proud of.
Chris Pratt executing part of the part-plan he has partly figured out
"What's really nice about this movie is that I believe we did something that's never been done before ... So, maybe people wouldn't have seen me in this role, but that's because they weren't able to have the vision that James [Gunn, director] had for what this could be,” explained Pratt to Collider.
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London’s Leicester Square played host to the Guardian of The Galaxy premiere last night. The latest Marvel adventure has been attracting strong praise for the critics ahead of what is expected to be a big box office weekend for action-comedy.
“They're the thieves, the bounty hunters and the neglected”, explains Zoe Saldana of their characters in this featurette. “It's not a typical superhero movie.” Chris Pratt – who plays the ‘hero’ role, adds: “Peter Quill is the only human in this crazy world. He doesn't have superhuman strength or the abillity to fly but he uses his cunning and his charm to get himself out of situations.” Finally, Bradley Cooper – who plays a machine gun-wielding Racoon, Rocket - spoke highly of the melding of genres, both action and comedy. “There's a lot of humour in this one and a lot of heart. There's nothing like it, that's for sure.”
The film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, Laura Haddock, Glenn Close, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz and Melia Kreiling – amongst others – were in attendance at the glitzy London premiere last night. Make sure you check out our extensive gallery below!
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The Marvel movie to top all Marvel movies? Well, at least until Avengers 2.
After intense promotion from Marvel over the past six months, Guardians of the Galaxy is out in cinemas next week, but not before the critics get their say. This time, it’s a resounding yes, as the acting, the story and most of all the visuals of Guardians get the reviewers’ approval.
Marvel made a gamble with Chris Pratt and it's paying off big time.
According to Forbes’ Scott Mendelson, “writer/director James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Perlman’s Guardians of the Galaxy is an absolutely crackling action-adventure film, a dazzling and engaging bit of optimistic sci-fi melodrama.” As for the story, which is usually a strong point of Marvel’s brand of superhero action, there is “inventive spectacle to spare, but it remains rooted in character chemistry and successful broad-strokes storytelling that makes the action beats count as more than visceral moments. ”
Continue reading: The Critics LOVE "Guardians Of The Galaxy". All Of Them.
Is Zoe Saldana planning to be a working mother?
Zoe Saldana’s baby will probably get quite a lot of cool genes, so a pair of them would definitely be a good thing. A pair of babies, that is. Because that is what the Guardians of the Galaxy actress is expecting with husband, Italian artist Marco Perego, according to E! News.
Saldana rocking a high-waisted gown at the UK premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy.
The actress is yet to confirm the exciting news herself, and so far the reports by E! and Us Weekly are only backed up by insiders, but we’ll use this chance to say congratulations to the happy family anyway. It looks like Saldana is making great progress on that five children ambition she expressed in 2012.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana Might Get A Head Start On That Big Family With Twin Babies
We mean REALLY early reviews...
While we’re still waiting for the official set of reviews to hit the net, Guardians of The Galaxy is at the right end of some very positive murmurings from a certain 140-character social networking site.
Guardians of The Galaxy
If you’re reading an article about Guardians of The Galaxy, then you’re probablu au fait with Twitter, meaning you can probably get the general reaction just by searching for the film over there. But you’re here now, so here are a couple of mini-reviews by those lucky enough to have seen it already.
Continue reading: Early (Really Early) 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opinions Are Positive
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