21 year old Viviana Ross was fired from the Chiltern Firehouse, a hot London restaurant, after she spent the night with Bloom.
Orlando Bloom has reportedly apologised to a waitress who was said to have been sacked from the Chiltern Firehouse after they enjoyed a “night of incredible sex” together in a hotel suite at the restaurant.
The 40 year old Pirates of the Caribbean actor apparently invited 21 year old Viviana Ross into his five-star room at the London establishment earlier this month. One thing led to another, the pair slept together, which ended up with Ross being sacked from by the hotel manager when the tryst was discovered.
The Sun reported on Tuesday (May 23rd) that, following the flurry of tabloid headlines that followed when it all came out, Bloom got in contact with the restaurant in order to apologise, asking for her mobile number.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Apologises To Sacked Waitress
Bloom was in hot water after he used the word 'pikey' in an interview with Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw this week.
Orlando Bloom has explained his use of the word ‘pikey’ during an appearance on BBC Radio this week, saying that he “wasn’t taking a slant” at Gypsy and traveller communities.
The 40 year old actor was interviewed live in the studio by breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw on Wednesday morning (April 26th), in order to promote his upcoming new film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
He was asked a question about whether he still does his own stunts in his movies, to which Bloom replied: “I’m still a pikey from Kent, boy, I’m still a pikey from Kent. You don’t want to get on the wrong side of me, boy.”
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Explains Use Of Word 'Pikey' In Radio 1 Interview
Knightley's character Elizabeth Swann hasn't appeared in a Pirates of the Caribbean film since 2007's 'At World's End'.
A brand new Japanese trailer for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie Salazar’s Revenge / Dead Men Tell No Tales has revealed Keira Knightley to be making a return to the film franchise as Elizabeth Swann, after nearly a decade’s absence.
It had originally been thought that Knightley wouldn’t be returning for the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, having not featured in any of the Disney film series since 2007’s At World’s End.
But now, in what was presumably intended to be a well-kept secret by the studio until the film’s release next month, the 32 year old actress’s character Elizabeth looks set to be reunited with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and son Henry (Brenton Thwaites).
Perry, who also debuted a new pixie crop haircut, split up with Bloom earlier this week after they dated for just over a year.
Katy Perry has broken her silence on her recent split from ex-boyfriend Orlando Bloom, taking to social media to insist that there are no “villains” or “victims” in the break-up – and also to debut a new post-split haircut.
The 32 year old pop superstar announced earlier this week that she had broken up with English actor Bloom, 40, saying that the parting of ways had been amicable and that they had determined to remain friends.
“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017 U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!” she wrote the following day (March 2nd) via her Twitter account.
The couple have been dating for just over a year.
In a statement, the couple announced they were giving each other some “respectful, loving space”, despite being photographed inside Vanity Fair’s post-Oscar party together just days ago.
Katy Perry has split from boyfriend Orlando Bloom after just over a year of dating
Continue reading: Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Giving Each Other Some "Loving Space"
The model says her son Flynn gets along really well with his dad’s girlfriend Katy Perry.
The former couple's close relationship hasn’t changed since Bloom started dating pop star Katy Perry, who Kerr says gets along great with their son Flynn making them all one big, happy, ‘modern family’.
Miranda Kerr says she, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are like a ‘modern family’
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom And Katy Perry Are 'Like A Modern Family'
Hiddleswift may not have survived, but these celeb romances lasted the year and we couldn’t be happier.
This year we’ve endured many devastating celeb break-ups, from Brangelina to the short-lived Hiddleswift phenomenon. But 2016 has also given us plenty of new celeb couples to root for, including a prince and a TV star and a couple who fell in love again after three years apart.
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam's friendship blossomed into love in 2016
Continue reading: Our Favourite Celeb Relationships That Survived 2016
The superstar couple spread some festive cheer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Monday.
The couple sang Christmas carols and posed for pics at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to the delight of the young patients and their parents, many of who won’t be going home for the holidays.
The couple sparked engagement rumours after Katy was spotted with a huge new diamond ring.
Katy Perry was honoured at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball last night, with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
The musician was accompanied to the ceremony by her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, but she left her new diamond ring at home, after it sparked engagement rumours earlier this week.
Katy Perry was honoured by UNICEF on Tuesday evening
Continue reading: Katy Perry Attends UNICEF Ball With Rumoured Fiancé Orlando Bloom
Kerr divorced her first husband, Orlando Bloom, back in 2013.
Although she’s now happily engaged to her new husband-to-be, supermodel Miranda Kerr has revealed that her split from her first husband, Orlando Bloom, caused her to fall into a “really bad depression” three years ago.
In a new interview for the December issue of Elle Canada, the 33 year old mother of one said that she has always been a “naturally positive person”, but that her divorce from Bloom back in 2013 caused her to experience depression for the first time. Previously she had “never understood the depth of [depression] or the reality of that.”
Miranda Kerr revealed that her split from ex-husband Orlando Bloom caused her to spiral into depression
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr Reveals Post-Divorce Depression
Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name known from ocean to ocean, his face is now just as famous. With a reward of two hundred pounds Jack is being chased by bounty hunters once again. Not only are naval officers pursuing him, he also has a number of former rival captains hot on his heels too.
Captain Barbossa is now in control of the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge, after winning it from Captain Blackbeard and a long-time nemesis of Jack's called Captain Salazar who doesn't want to just kill Jack, he wants to kill every pirate on the sea in a bid to be once and for all to be total control over the oceans.
When Jack learns of Salazar's plan, the lovable rogue and Salazar go head to head in a race to retrieve a Trident that once belonged to the god of the oceans Poseidon. Whoever holds the trident controls the power of the sea and everything that lives in or sails on it.
Kerr’s ex was pictured naked on a paddleboard while on vacation with girlfriend Katy Perry last month.
Miranda Kerr has revealed how she reacted when ex husband Orlando Bloom told her that naked pictures of him were about to be splashed all over the internet. Bloom was photographed naked earlier this month while paddle boarding on vacation with new girlfriend Katy Perry and according to Kerr he texted her to let her know the pics were about to be leaked.
Miranda Kerr has revealed her reaction to those Orlando Bloom pics
Appearing on ‘The Kyle and Jackie O’ radio show, Kerr said: "Oh my God, he text me and was like 'um, I'm really embarrassed, some photos are coming out, just thought I should let you know.' And I was like, hmmm... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?!”
A source close to Bloom told People magazine that he wants to settle down and have more children with Katy.
Both Katy, 31, and Orlando, 39, have been married before – she to comedian and actor Russell Brand, which fell apart in 2011, and Orlando to Australian model Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares five year old son Flynn and whom he divorced nearly three years ago.
Orlando Bloom has been dating Katy Perry for almost a year
The pics were taken on Tuesday as Bloom and girlfriend Katy Perry hit the beach while on holiday in Italy.
Orlando Bloom is the latest victim of an online leak of nude photographs, with images of him on the beach while on holiday in Italy this week with his new girlfriend Katy Perry launched into the public domain yesterday.
The Daily Star and New York Daily News both carried images splashed across their front pages of the 39 year old English actor with strategic modesty black boxes as he attempted body-boarding in the sea at an Italian beach.
It caused a deluge of people to hit the search engines on Thursday morning (August 4th) in search of uncensored images – you can be sure that, fairly soon, you won’t be able to avoid the unedited ones.
Continue reading: Nude Pics Of Orlando Bloom In The Sea Threaten To Break The Internet
Photos emerged last week from an afterparty that some took to mean Bloom was having an affair with Gomez.
Suggestions had started late last week that 39 year old Bloom and 23 year old Gomez had something going on between them after they were photographed getting slightly cuddly in each other’s company at an aftershow after her gig in Las Vegas, which was the opening night of her Revival tour.
Katy Perry at the Met Gala 2016
The pair were reportedly not shy when it came to the PDA at the California music festival.
New couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom sent tongues wagging when they hit up the Coachella festival in California over the weekend. Rumours of a romance between the two began swirling earlier this year and they've since been spotted out together on numerous occasions.
Katy Perry attended Coachella with new boyfriend Orlando Bloom.
But at Coachella on Friday night, Perry and Bloom were reportedly doing little to hide their feeling for each other as they watched a set by The Kills. E! News reports that fans posted pics of the two together on Twitter and Instagram looking very much like a couple.
The rumoured couple were seen together at a rally for the Democratic frontrunner in New York on Wednesday, where Perry also performed live.
Bloom was seen outside Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday evening (March 2nd), the same night as his rumoured new beau was performing as part of a star-studded rally held to raise funds for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Perry arrived at the gig dressed all in black, but when she got up on stage she was garbed up in a pretty patriotic ensemble – blue and white pants with a red top – and performed tracks like ‘Firework’ and ‘Roar’, according to Variety.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Supports Katy Perry At Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
The rumoured couple went to a birthday party for Robert Downey Jr.'s four year old son Exton on Saturday.
More developments in the potential celebrity romance we desperately want to refer to as ‘Blerry’, as Katy Perry reportedly met up with Orlando Bloom and his 5 year old son Flynn in Malibu at the weekend.
The 31 year old megastar, who in the last week had been spotted out and about with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor on two occasions, apparently saw Bloom again on Saturday, and this time it was a ‘meet the family’ kind of mission for Perry, as she attended a birthday party for Robert Downey Jr.’s 4 year old son Exton with him and Flynn.
Katy Perry hung out with Orlando Bloom and his son Flynn at the weekend
Bloom and Perry (Blerry, anybody?) have been spotted in each other's company twice in the space of a week.
The rumoured Katy Perry – Orlando Bloom hook-up may be developing into something more serious, if new reports are to be believed. The pop singer apparently met up with Bloom twice in the space of a week.
People magazine has reported that the pair attended a private party held by producer Aleen Keshishian at the upmarket Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A. on Wednesday. “They had dinner with a large group of people,” a source told them, including with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
Katy Perry was spotted twice in the space of week with Orlando Bloom
Will these two be Hollywood’s next hot new couple?
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have sent tongues wagging after they were spotted getting cozy with each other during a Golden Globes after party. According to reports, the pair were acting ‘super flirty’ at The Weinstein Company and Netflix's after party, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, fuelling rumours that we may soon have a hot new Hollywood couple.
Katy Perry is siad to have enjoyed her time with Orlando Bloom at a Golden Globes after party.
US Weekly reports that the pair were snapped ‘chatting up a storm’ at the A-list party with an observer telling the mag the two were "extremely flirty and whispering to each other" as they stood in Weinstein's section. Bloom was said to be leaning in extra close to Perry as she laughed in response and whispering in her ear.
Last night Britain was covered in red noses as the annual fundraising event celebrated its 30th birthday raising over £78m by the end of the live show.
Emma Watson, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and One Direction were among the stars doing something funny for money last night, as 'Red Nose Day' took over the BBC to raise money for Comic Relief. The charity, which is now in its 30th year reached its goal of taking its overall total over the billion pound mark on Friday, after raising £78m by the end of the live broadcast.
Emma Watson made a surprise appearance during Red Nose Day
Kicking off the proceedings, Rowan Atkinson returned as Mr Bean in his first full new sketch in eight years as the character attended a funeral in a small village church. Of course things never go smoothly for the tweed wearing silent star and by the time he already disrupted the service (to the point of knocking over the coffin) Bean realised he was in fact at the wrong funeral.
Not a half-baked "feud" this time. This was an actual fight.
So Justin Bieber got punched in the face. It might sound like the cosmos finally restoring balance, but the real kicker is who it was, who acted as the fist of cosmic justice. Yes, by this time you’re probably aware, it was Orlando Bloom, former screen pirate and pointy ear aficionado.
It's been a long time coming.
Did he do it for the world? For the children? For every young girl, who has grown up idolizing the wrong people? Not quite. Apparently the squabble, if you could call it that, was over Bloom’s ex wife, Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr. Rumours – and by that we mean TMZ articles – have been swirling for a while, claiming that after he performed at the 2012 VS Fashion Show, the baby-faced star (we mean Bieber, though the description would fit Bloom too) put “the moves” on Bloom’s Chosen One at the time. We’ll just let you imagine what “the moves” might be.
A few pictures from Saturday night were enough to start the rumor mill.
Selena Gomez has been making changes to her life lately, but it’s safe to say that noone was expecting this: the 21-year-old singer has been spotted out and about with Orlando Bloom. The two were photographed together Saturday night after Chelsea Handler’s live show Uganda Be Kidding Me at the forum Los Angeles. They arrived in the same car together and looked comfortable in each other's company throughout the night, sources told HollywoodLife.com.
Gomez and Bloom, like most celebs, aren't too fond of the paparazzi.
According to People, Gomez and Bloom were very taken aback and immediately walked away at the sight of the photographers, who hunted them down and managed to snap some pictures regardless. Looks like this budding romance, if it happens, could feed the gossip columns for weeks to come. At this point, there is nothing else to report – the two may or may not be dating, but the evidence is inconclusive.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez's New And Improved Life Apparently Includes Orlando Bloom
Hold on folks, this isn't over yet.
It might be a coincidence that another part of Lindsay Lohan’s hookup list was released amid reports of falling ratings for her OWN series. Even so, it would be a very convenient way to drum up publicity for Lohan and her televised “journey to recovery”. The new names on the list, revealed by In Touch Weekly aren’t third rate reality studs either.
Lohan has a few reasons to smile - 36 of them, if the list is true.
One of the names on the list – the newly published ones – is Orlando Bloom. Nobody knows when, how and even if the two really hooked up, but that was one reveal that caught us by surprise.
Read more: Lindsay's Abridged Hookup List Makes News
As "Lindsay" ratings drop, Lohan's public ex list grows.
As the ratings for Lindsay Lohan’s “tell all“ OWN docu-series keep dropping, more of the star’s now-infamous list of conquests has been revealed. This is a big one. Apparently Ashton Kutcher – Two and a half Men star and current beau to Mila Kunis – has been revealed as one of Lindsay’s 30+ exes.
A few more dudes, who apparently could not escape Lohan's charm, have been revealed.
After the publication of an abridged version of the list last week, In Touch Weekly chose to keep some of the more well known names private – apparently it was a marketing ploy, designed to whet gossip hounds’ attitudes, because now they’ve come out with a few of the more high-profile names on the infamous list, doodled on a napkin, which then made its way into the media, via some of Lohan’s trigger-happy “friends.”
Vanity Fair played host to a roomful of merry movie stars after last night's Oscars.
Hollywood was out in full force for one of last night's biggest and most glamorous Oscars after-parties, hosted by Vanity Fair. After the star-studded ceremony had taken place, guests flocked to the annual party and its new specially designed setting at 8680 Sunset Boulevard, built under the direction of architect Basil Walter, according to the magazine.
'Scandal' Star Kerry Washington Looked Elegant In A Dusty Purple Down.
Guests were greeted with cocktails and music as they arrived at the V.F. editor Graydon Carter-hosted event. A steady procession of movie star A-listers filed into the party to celebrate their wins, congratulate each other and try out a little bit of dancing. It was an evening of merriment and friendship, even between former lovers.
Orlando Bloom was spotted with 'Safe House' actress Nora Arnezeder, but are they dating or simply just friends?
Sources, speaking to a US entertainment website, claimed they saw Bloom enjoying a drink with Arnezeder in a Los Angeles Bar. 37-year-old Bloom turned up at The Roger Room on his Ducati motorcycle accompanied by 24-year-old Arnezeder. Some blurry shots of the two were captured but it's impossible to identify Bloom or Arnezeder. As such, we're entirely reliant on the sources who spied the couple together.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Dating 'Safe House' Actress Nora Arnezeder?
Orlando Bloom on his nude scenes in the crime drama 'Zulu': "I got in the best shape of my life for that movie."
Most of Orlando Bloom's female fans will be happy to hear the British actor does not mind getting fully nude in front of the camera.
The 36 year-old recently spoke to Elle magazine and admitted getting naked for his film 'Zulu' was just another day in the office.
"I got in the best shape of my life for that movie," he tells ELLE magazine of playing 'Brian Epkeen' in the crime drama.
Once again, the reception has been mixed for 'The Hobbit,' but 'Desolation of Smaug' does show signs of improvement
Having narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and an innumeral amount of orcs, Bilbo Baggins, still in the company of Gandalf and the Dwarves of Erebor, continues his adventure to return the dwarves to their rightful home, coming across their most difficult deeds yet this time around. They reach the Lonely Mountain, guarded by the colossal dragon Smaug, and must pit their wits against their greatest challenge yet, as well as yet more goblins, orcs, giant spiders and some very untrustworthy elves.
Bilbo gets serious this time around
The first time around, Biblo (Martin Freeman), the returning Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and our dwarf friends were met with a mix reception by a largely indifferent collection of critics. This time around, the overall view is still a relatively unconvinced one, but it does seem as though Peter Jackson's latest Tolkein epic has regained some of the vigor from the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy and a number of notable critics were left impressed after watching the film.
Check out the extended, all-action Desolation of Smaug trailer.
Ahead of the second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy’s release, an extended, for-the-fans trailer has been released, giving us a better look at the Desolation of Smaug, which will hit cinemas this December.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'
The long trailer was shown at a fan event, which featured a Q&A with the film’s stars, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and, of course, the director Peter Jackson.
Continue reading: Hobbit Fans Get Treat As Extra Long 'Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer Hits
Orlando Bloom opens up about his split form Miranda Kerr and says they will still "love each other as parents to Flynn."
The British actor appeared on talk show 'Katie' this Friday (Nov 1st) and discussed their abrupt but amicable split.
"We love each other. We're a family. We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives," Bloom told Katie Couric on an episode of her self-titled show.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Separation From Miranda Kerr On 'Katie'
The breakup came out of left field, but it's not the end for Orlando Bloom.
Orlando Bloom recently broke it off with wife of three years, Miranda Kerr. Following the separation (apparently no legal steps have been taken thus far), rumours started flying around almost immediately about possible flings with various celebrities. None of that has been confirmed, however, and Bloom has recently appearance on Katie, where he gave a rather mellow interview with Katie Couric.
Bloom is moving on and focusing on being a parent.
The most important bit to take away from Mr Bloom’s Katie appearance would probably be his positive approach to the split. He said: "We love each other. We're a family. We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives," he said. "There's no question, for the sake of our son and everything else, we're going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn."
Continue reading: Mellow And Positive Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Miranda Kerr Breakup
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announced their split on Friday (25th October). Despite their announcement, the former couple appear to be continuing their family life: living together, dining together and appearing in public as a family.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom photographed together at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February.
British actor Bloom met the Australian model in 2007. They married in 2010 but appear to have been having problems since late 2012, if rumours are to be believed. Rumours of their alleged relationships troubles seemed to be unfounded, especially as the couple were spotted together at the Broadway premiere of Bloom's Romeo and Juliet. However, the news of their split was reported last week and confirmed by their representative.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr's Split Appears Truly "Amicable"
The news of the couples split came as a surprise to everyone, except for the stars themselves
Earlier this week, Orlando Bloom and his wife of three years Miranda Kerr announced that they were ending their marriage in amicable circumstances, having been together for six years. Their marital problems had been kept under wraps until the pair release a joint statement decreeing their separation, but apparently this split wasn't as sudden and unexpected as it first seemed, as the pair have reportedly been apart for some time.
Orlando and Miranda were together for six years
Following the announcement of the split, Orlando was spoken to by a TMZ reporter on the streets, asking him whether he was well and whether he and Miranda are still on friendly terms. His response was swift and if anything it gave the impression that he wasn't hurting from the end of the marriage, indicating that it could well have been over long before it was announced. He did insist that the two are still on friendly terms - replying to a question on whether they are still friends by saying, "Of course. We're not friends, we're family." - but subsequent reports have suggested that their love has well and truly died away.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr's Split Was Waiting To Happen
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have confirmed their separation after three years of marriage.
Orlando Bloom has separated from wife, Miranda Kerr, after six years of together and 3 years of marriage.
E!News reported the break-up late Thursday night (Oct 24th), citing a source close to the pair released the information.
A rep for the couple released a statement on their behalf stating, "In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months, they have recently decided to formalize their separation."
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr Separate After 6 Year Together
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced their amicable separation after a three year marriage - though it's old news to them.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor married the Victoria's Secret model in a small ceremony in 2010 having dated since 2007. But now it seems the sparks have fizzled out in their relationship despite giving birth to their only child, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, two years ago.
A representative for Orlando revealed to E! News, "In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months. After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation."
Alec Baldwin has escaped prosecution after attacking a paparazzo in New York. Baldwin is not the only celebrity to lose his temper with photographers. According to sources: Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Kanye West are all guilty of reacting under paparazzi pressure.
Parenthood has certainly not mellowed Alec Baldwin. The 55-year-old actor was involved in a scrap with a paparazzo in New York this morning (27th August). It seems the 30 Rock star lost his temper - to make a change- with a photographer whilst he was out in New York with his wife, Hilaria.
Hilaria, the bump now known as Carmen and Alex Baldwin at a charity event in Bridgehampton, New York.
Hilaria gave birth to their daughter Carmen on 23rd August and, it appears, wanted to avoid the paparazzi by hiding in a tea shop. Baldwin has been photographed by TMZ guarding the entrance of the store and glowering at a small group of photographers. Police were present at the scene and stepped in when Baldwin attacked the photographer. It seems the photographer did retaliate so neither party will be pressing charges, according to a NYPD spokesperson.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Involved In Paparazzo Fight - But Will Not Face Charges
Will Christian Bale be tempted to return as Batman for, oh, say, $50 million?
Christian Bale has reportedly been offered $50 million to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie, as well as Man of Steel 2 which pits the Caped Crusader against Henry Cavill's Superman.
Warner Bros has begun principal production on a Justice League movie, which features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern uniting to fight evil powers.
Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy though speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, the Oscar winner confirmed he would be hanging up the cape.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Offered $50 Million For Batman As Orlando Bloom Lurks
The Hobbit saga is coming to an end - for the actors, at least.
Orlando Bloom said goodbye to Legolas recently and now, it’s time for Martin Freeman to take off the Bilbo Baggins coat. The actor wrapped his scenes for The Hobbit trilogy today and naturally, filmmaker Peter Jackson had to share the bittersweet moment with LoTR/Hobbit fans on his Facebook page.
It's a bittersweet goodbye as Martin Freeman completes his unexpected journey.
Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.”
Time to say goodbye for these fantasy stalwarts
As filming for The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end, the franchise says goodbye to some of its most loved characters. The time has come for Legolas and Gandalf to put down their bow and staff respectively, as the actors that portray them leave behind a loved series.
Here's McKellen enjoying a smoke and some lines
Expected to feature heavily, as he did in The Lord Of The Rings, Orlando Bloom’s Legolas will enjoy his last outings in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is expected to hit cinemas this December, and the last film The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' appears to be a more engaging movie than 'An Unexpected Journey.'
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer is finally here, and with it, the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch's big scaly fire breathing dragon. The British actor voices Smaug in the second of Peter Jackson's trilogy, which appears for a couple of seconds at the end of the new trailer - however, we still haven't heard the beast's voice and really hope he utters something in the actual movie, or it could be a miserable pay-packet for our Benedict.
Martin Freeman as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Mainly, it's the old characters that have been called upon to hype the latest film, with the dwarves playing a prominent role in the trailer and Bilbo looking a bit bewildered as usual. However, we are treated to the return of Orlando Bloom's Legolas - who literally slides into the trilogy - and Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman. The latter had a minor role in the previous film though is believed to be crucial to The Desolation of Smaug and There And Back Again. According to Yahoo Moves, the Bowman is tasked with stopping the terrifying dragon after warning the dwarves, "If you awaken that beast you will destroy us all."
Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their company thirteen dwarves have managed to leave the Misty Mountains almost unscathed after a series of death-defying encounters with trolls, stone giants, goblins and orcs. Armed with the One Ring and an array of elven forged swords, Bilbo must now set out to help retrieve the mountain of treasure that once belonged to the dwarves under the Lonely Mountain that was usurped by the dragon Smaug. Unfortunately, it proves less then straight-forward as more threats lie in their way from giant spiders and yet more goblins to unforgiving elves and waterfalls. However, as they approach the dragon, they begin to feel that all their other deadly ventures were just the tip of the iceberg.
'The Hobbit' returns with the second part of the movie trilogy 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' which sees the return of director Peter Jackson ('King Kong', 'The Lovely Bones', 'The Lord of the Rings') following part one, 'An Unexpected Journey'. Writers Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro are also back, along with last year's star cast and many new faces. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, this new fantasy adventure film is set to hit cinemas this winter on December 13th 2013.
Miranda Kerr's wardrobe malfunction was bad, but not as bad as Eva Longoria's.
Miranda Kerr didn't have the best of times during a photo-shoot for her Kora Organics skincare line in Miami earlier this month. The former Victoria's Secret Angel and wife of Orlando Bloom looked rather bashful after her top fell down, exposing both breasts to the nearby photographers. Doh!
Somewhat ironically, Kerr had posed nude for Kora Organics' first advertising campaign nearly four years ago, however, she kept her breasts covered with her left arm on that occasion. The businesswoman opened up about her cosmetics line in February, telling Us Weekly, "It's so rejuvenating for the skin and revitalizing.The rosy face oil at night is a must have for me because it puts back all the essential fatty acids back into the skin and it's anti-aging and super revitalizing," adding, "We've had such wonderful feedback.For my own skin I see how it helps me, but the amazing response we get back on a daily basis has been so lovely."
Since launching the brand in November 2009, Kerr's beauty giant has gone from strength to strength. "It was my idea, it was my vision, my concept, so I went and found a lab and started working with all the organic chemists," she said of Kora, which is now sold on Net-a-Porter.
Continue reading: Double Nip Slip? How Could Miranda Kerr Be So Inconsiderate?
Ok, so we know you fickle bunch want to know who the Golden Globes' best dressed stars were for 2013. You don't give a damn about Argo winning Best Picture, or Ben Affleck winning Best Director right? You want to know who got it right on the red carpet, and we don't blame you.
One thing particularly apparent at the Golden Globes 2013 was that actresses were prepared to take style chances. Not every outfit worked out, but it was worth the risk for many of Hollywood's biggest names. Cherry red was a favored color, while cut-out dresses, black gowns and intricate detailing were in abundance.
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After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." The film's crew is seemingly made up entirely of Oscar winners and critical reaction has suggested that Skyfall could be the first 007 movie to win big at the Academy Awards.
Though there were murmurings of discontent when British star Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan in the secret agent franchise, he's since become a revelation, with many considering him to be the finest Bond yet. His turn in Casino Royale had far more depth than anything Brosnan (or Dalton for that matter) had delivered, leaving Bond geeks squabbling between just three actors as to who was the best Bond ever: Moore, Connery or Craig? Though Quantum of Solace failed to reach the heady critical heights of its predecessor, early reaction suggests Skyfall betters Casino Royale and possibly anything before it. But it all could have been very different, couldn't it? Cast your mind back to 2005, when the protracted process of choosing the new James Bond was reaching its final stages. With Ralph Fiennes unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger discounted, producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. (They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract) The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were keen for someone considerably younger than the 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. In fact, writer Paul Haggis told the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives a quiet life in The Shire. His peace is interrupted one day when Gandalf arrives on his doorstep, persuading Bilbo to hold a party in his home. Bilbo refuses but has no choice but to agree when Gandalf pesters him.
D'Artagnan has always dreamt of becoming a Musketeer but being too young he's never been able to leave his home town of Gascony and make the trip to Paris. Now a little older and less naive he travels to Paris where, through a rather unusual scenario, befriends three seasoned and well respected Musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
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Starting with its unlikely origin as an amusement park ride, the Pirates series quickly mushroomed into a sort of meta-pirate film, a vast and whirligig universe unto itself that drew in every possible nautical cliché and legend possible. Thus the first film concentrated on yo-ho-ho-ing, rum-drinking, and general pirate-y scalawaggery. The second roped in Davy Jones and The Flying Dutchman -- not to mention an excess of secondary characters and familial drama. For the third (but not necessarily last, given the teaser it ends with) entry, the bursting-at-the-seams script tosses in a raging maelstrom, an actual trip to Davy Jones' Locker, and even the sea goddess Calypso. Dead Man's Chest showed that more is not always better, with excess just leading to more excess and a general sense of lethargy -- they were just setting us up for the conclusion and marking time until then. At World's End, however, shows that Hollywood excess, when combined with the right combination of actors and an occasionally smart script, can work out quite nicely, thank you very much.
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Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters go down in the mazelike streets of Mogadishu during a routine search-and-capture mission, leaving 100 G.I.'s stumbling around enemy territory with limited resources until the rescue Rangers show up. It's been oft-compared to having almost two full hours of Steven Spielberg's masterful 30-minute Omaha Beach sequence in Saving Private Ryan, which sounds good on paper only because Ryan suffered by following up its amazing visual prologue with a glut of character-driven monologues to invest personality within each soldier before he get killed. But Spielberg understood the basic precepts of documentary filmmaking: no matter how chaotic things got, we always understood where the soldiers were, and where they were going. Black Hawk Down, by removing exposition and cohesion, couldn't care less.
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Troy leaves the talking to its triumvirate of Hollywood royalty - Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, and Peter O'Toole. The dying is left up to the chiseled and marketable studs - Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt. Whenever a member of the veteran trio interacts with a member of the other on screen, it creates a mismatch of talent not even a Trojan Horse could overcome.
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And it's expectations that director Peter Jackson has clearly found himself having to address in this movie. Given that all three films in the series were shot simultaneously, Jackson doesn't have much opportunity to introduce new stuff with each movie. We're well familiarized with the main characters and the primary settings, so much of the weight falls on the new people and creatures introduced in this episode to carry the story.
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How do you satisfy a legion of fans, some of whom have been waiting almost 65 years to see their absolute favorite work of literature put to film? More often than not, you don't, and though Peter Jackson's production of The Lord of the Rings is painstakingly faithful and earnest, it is almost a foregone conclusion that the movie will never quite be good enough for the obsessed fans (see also the 1978 animated Lord), just is it will be far too obtuse for those who haven't read the books.
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Crowe's uncanny knack for turning up the volume has allowed countless scenes to soar to their potential. One problem nagging Elizabethtown, Crowe's most awkward project to date, is that the director is obligated to crank the knob again and again to overcome bland performances and missed emotional connections. He has assembled another astonishing collection of inspirational rock tracks, but for the first time the soundtrack outshines the accompanying movie by a long shot.
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After playing the role of a leper king in 'Kingdom of Heaven', Edward Norton has talked about how he wished the role went uncredited to maintain mystery around the character.
'Fight Club' star Edward Norton doesn't think that his role in 'Kingdom of Heaven' should have been credited, in order to add mystery to the character. Norton portrays King Baldwin in the Ridley Scott epic - the masked king of Jerusalem afflicted with leprosy. The 'Best Actor' and 'Best Supporting Actor' nominee believes, however, that if the role had gone uncredited, it would have added to the characterisation of Orlando Bloom's lead role.
Norton explained the reasons behind these thoughts to 'Empire' magazine, saying: "I didn't want to be billed because Orlando Bloom's character keeps hearing about him. There's this anticipation, this big mystery about him. It's the whole point. And it was a free trip to Morocco!"
For almost five years now, Hollywood studios have beentrying to duplicate the success of "Gladiator"by making the same big-budget historical battle epic over ("TheLast Samurai") and over ("Troy")and over ("KingArthur") and over ("Alexander").
Each movie has re-imagined history from a modern, let's-keep-an-open-mindperspective and hewed to a shopworn formula in which the hero rallies hismen against great odds and for a greater good. He invariably leads theminto the same blood-and-mud war scenes, which are always shot in the samestaccato slow-motion that characterizes the chaos of combat but forgetsthe audience needs to be kept abreast of who is winning. The hero alsoalways finds time to romance a beautiful woman from another culture.
Aside from having different casts, the only significantvariations between these films seem to be 1) whether the hero was of noblebirth or came up from nothing to become a great leader, and 2) whetherthe battlefields are green and forested or brown and sandy. One thing mostof them definitely have in common is that they've bombed at the box office.
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Plied with fiction and short on depth, the new biopic of legendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly plays like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" without the excitement, charm and humor.
Bearded and brooding but otherwise uncharismatic, Heath Ledger stars as the folk-hero bushranger (Aussie for "cowboy"), who according to this film was an upstanding citizen of the Outback frontier until contemptible, crooked, downright sinister lawmen drove him to a life of crime by picking on his family.
They jailed his ma, molested his teenage sister, and falsely accused him and his brothers of horse rustling. They "started a war" against us, Kelly says in voice-over. "So I killed their coppers. I robbed their banks."
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Unless you're a "Lord of the Rings" superfan, you'd better brush up on "Fellowship of the Ring" before seeing the sequel "The Two Towers," because director Peter Jackson just jumps right in to the middle of the story without much in the way of introductions or explanations.
He assumes you know who Hobbits Merry and Pippin are and why they've been abducted by the Uruk-Hai, the beastly minions of unseen supernatural villain Sauron (you know all about them, right?). He assumes you recall where "Fellowship" left off with human warrior Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Elfin archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and why they're trying to rescue Merry and Pippin.
He also assumes you know that hero Hobbits Frodo and Sam (Elijah Wood and Sean Austin) are still trying to reach the kingdom of Mordor, where they are to cast the dangerously omnipotent Ring into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom, thus keeping it out of the hands Sauron, who would use its dark psychic powers to lay waste to the world.
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the Two Towers Review
In the entire three hours of the audacious, transporting, spectacularly cinematic first "Lord of the Rings" installment, there are only two very brief moments that don't come across as being 100-percent a part of the mystical, dark and magical realm of Middle Earth.
These moments are not because of bad performances (there aren't any), negligent directing or special effects gaffes. In fact, from the digitally dialed-down stature of the actors playing hobbits to the frightfully demonic hoards of living-dead orcs (minions of the supernaturally evil antagonist), the effects are seamless.
These moments of doubt are merely scenes that take place in such plain locations (e.g. a non-descript river bed) that they seem far too familiar and Earthly in a movie of underground troll cities, ominous mountains called Doom, idyllic ancient forest hamlets of immortal elves, and hobbit's homes burrowed into impossibly green hillsides.
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The very idea of a movie based on a Disneyland ride -- let alone such a movie produced by Jerry "Kaboom" Bruckheimer, whose standards of quality extend only to the explosions that substituted for plot in 15 years of imbecilic summer blockbusters -- had me dreading "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" since it was first announced almost two years ago.
But I'm now here to eat every bad word I said in anticipation of this matinee marvel. Exhilarating from beginning to end, vivid with atmosphere, cleverly cliché-mocking, and blessed with two top-notch, over-the-top performances by Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush (I should have trusted these two intrepid actors), it may well be one of the most enjoyable pirate escapades of all time.
Festooned in a three-point hat over gypsy hair, a billowy shirt, kohl-blackened eyes and gold-capped teeth that he thrusts forward as he speaks, Depp stars as Capt. Jack Sparrow, a dirty, flirty, disarmingly dishonest swashbuckler of subtly dubious sexuality (a covert pirate flick custom since the silent era) who sails into a 17th century Caribbean colonial port atop the mast of a rapidly sinking sailboat.
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By the time hobbit hero Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) finally -- finally! -- struggles to the top of Mount Doom, where at the climax of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" he must cast into its volcanic fires the malevolently omnipotent Ring that has been slowly consuming his psyche for three movies now, many of the nit-picky things that have gotten on my nerves throughout all the "Lord of the Rings" flicks had come to a head.
So many times now has Frodo's whiney, obsequious traveling companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Austin) begun boo-hoo-hooing that I started rooting for him to be chucked into the lava along with the jewelry. One too many times has a lucky coincidence saved our hero, as when in this picture he's captured by the demonic, bad-tempered Orcs, only to be rescued moments later when his two guards -- the only two guards in an entire tower it seems -- are conveniently distracted by fighting with each other.
And once too often has director Peter Jackson assumed that the previous installments will be fresh in minds of the audience. That's a pretty safe bet for his fan base, but for the unobsessed, "Return of the King" -- like "The Two Towers" before it -- has many what-did-I-miss? moments. For example, in one of two climactic battle scenes, a never-identified army of fearsome face-painted foes riding atop gigantic elephants appears on the flank of the protagonists' battalion, prompting the question, "Who the heck are these guys?" (Apparently they were in the second movie too, but pardon me for not having seen it since last year.)
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