Charlize Theron to play immortal warrior

Charlize Theron to play immortal warrior

Charlize Theron is to lead the cast of a new comic book movie. The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' actress is to star in the film adaptation of 'The Old Guard', a five-issue comic book series about immortal warriors, in which she will play the 5,000-year-old Andronika the Scythian, who is known as Andy, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Andy is the leader of the warriors, an Amazon from the Herodotus age of ancient Greece and has no idea why she's still alive. Starring alongside Charlize as another immortal warrior will be 'If Beale Street Could Talk' actress KiKi Layne, who will portray newest recruit Nile, a US Marine. A third role will be that of a French Renaissance thief, but their casting has not been revealed yet. 'The Old Guard' comics were produced by writer Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez and the authors have described their work as a ''fairytale of blood and bullets''. 'The Secret Life of Bees' filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct...
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Kenny G performs for Kim Kardashian West

Kenny G performs for Kim Kardashian West

Kanye West hired Kenny G to perform a private Valentine's Day (14.02.19) concert for his wife Kim Kardashian West. The 38-year-old reality star hailed her spouse as the ''best husband'' for his ''thoughtful'' gesture as she shared photos and clips of the jazz musician, 62, playing saxophone for her in a sparsely-decorated room in their Hidden Hills mansion. One Instagram Story clip was captioned simply: ''Kenny G!!!!!'' And in another, she wrote: ''Best husband award goes to mine!!!! Most thoughtful gifts ever!!!! (sic)'' Kenny wore a black suit and white shirt as he played 'Over The Rainbow' from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz' and was standing in a room with no furniture, but dozens of pink, red and white roses placed in individual vases all over the floor. Meanwhile, 41-year-old Kanye could be seen with a broad smile as he filmed the performance. Earlier in the day, the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who has children North, five, Saint, three, and Chicago, 12...
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Justin Bieber undergoing counselling

Justin Bieber undergoing counselling

Justin Bieber is undergoing counselling to help him ''figure out his next chapter''. The 'As Long As You Love Me' hitmaker has been feeling down and tired as of late and is reportedly seeking some help to discover the ''root issues'' that have been affecting him. A source told People magazine: ''His emotions are raw, but he knows that his counselling - however painful - is what he needs as he moves forward with his life. He's feeling very positive that he's uncovering some root issues, and everyone is optimistic that this will help him figure out his next chapter. He's going to be a dad someday, and he knows that could happen sooner rather than later. [He wants to be sure] that he's got his act together.'' Justin had previously opened up about how becoming so famous at such a young age had a negative effect on his mental health. He shared: ''I started really feeling myself too much. 'People love me, I'm...
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Lady Gaga defends Cardi B over Grammy win

Lady Gaga defends Cardi B over Grammy win

Lady GaGa has defended Cardi B's Grammy win, after trolls forced her to delete her Instagram. The 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker took home the Best Rap Album prize at Sunday's (10.02.19) ceremony for her debut LP 'Invasion of Privacy', and after the show, she took to social media to defend her win when some people claimed other nominees were more deserving of the gong. Shortly after posting her Instagram rant, Cardi - who became the first female solo artist to win the Best Rap Album award - deactivated her account on the site, and now fellow singer Lady Gaga has defended her against the trolls who tried to bring her down. Posting on Twitter, Gaga wrote: ''It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let's celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honor her. She is brave. (sic)'' Cardi...
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Ariana Grande Jumps Taylor Swift & Katy Perry to Become Most-Subscribed Female Artist on YouTube

Ariana Grande Jumps Taylor Swift & Katy Perry to Become Most-Subscribed Female Artist on YouTube

Ariana Grande has surpassed Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to be the most-subscribed female artist on YouTube. She now has more than 32.5 million subscribers, compared to Swift's 32.28 million and Perry's 32.24 million. Her music videos are also breaking records on the video-sharing site. "7 Rings" was the biggest debut of 2019, with 23.6 million views in its first 24 hours. Her newest hit video, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," had the second-largest premiere of the year with 21.9 million views in 24 hours. Read more: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8498122/ariana-grande-most-subscribed-female-artist-youtube  ...
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Diplo: Dua Lipa is a one of a kind artist

Diplo: Dua Lipa is a one of a kind artist

Diplo has praised Dua Lipa as a ''one of a kind artist''. The 40-year-old DJ and record producer teamed up with Dua for their track 'Electricity', which picked up the Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the annual ceremony over the weekend, and to celebrate their win, Diplo has shared the backstory of his friendship with Dua - who also won the gong for Best New Artist - on Instagram. He wrote: ''I randomly dmed @dualipa 3 years ago on twitter after I heard be the one. she had only jumped out of nowhere, was just starting out, and had a really weird name to me. I had a song called ''my love'' for major lazer with wizkid and wale that we wanted her to be on.. she is a one of a kind of artist that can be on any genre any style. 2 years later she's become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. (sic)'' Diplo went on to...
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Nicki Minaj features on Avril Lavigne’s new song

Nicki Minaj features on Avril Lavigne’s new song

The 'Girlfriend' hitmaker's latest single from her first album in five years, featuring the 'Anaconda' rapper, will be released on Tuesday (12.02.19). Announcing the single on Twitter alongside the artwork, Avril wrote: '''I am a f***ing cherry bomb' #DumbBlonde ft. @NICKIMINAJ. Tomorrow (sic)'' Nicki, 36, surprised her 20.5 million followers by letting them know she was as huge fan of Avril and would blast her hits in the car on the way to her job at the US diner chain Red Lobster. The 'Chun-Li' hitmaker added how ''unbelievably talented'' the 34-year-old pop rock star is. Nicki added to her own profile: ''I used to drive to my job [at] Red Lobster playing this woman's album for an hour straight everyday for months. ''Crying to ''I'm with you'', blasting ''complicated'' ''things I'll never say'' ''nobody's fool'' ''sk8er boi''. omg. #DumbBlonde tmrw. This woman is so unbelievably talented. (sic)'' 'Dumb Blonde' is the third single to be taken from Avril's fifth studio album - the follow-up to her...
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Hilary Duff adopts baby Alpaca

Hilary Duff adopts baby Alpaca

The 31-year-old actress - who has six-year-old Luca with her ex-husband Mike Comrie and Banks, three months, with Matthew Koma - feels like the ''luckiest girl'' after her boyfriend bought her an unusual early gift for Valentine's Day (14.02.19). However, the former 'Lizzie McGuire' star has revealed her new four-legged friend will stay where he is for the time being, but they may have their own farm in the future. Alongside a snap of her posing with Ivan, Hilary wrote on Instagram: ''Omg my baby Ivan. Welcome to the family! Ivan will stay on the alpaca farm with his friends until we are ready to be farm people! We get to visit when ever we like! I'm the luckiest girl. Ok. @matthewkoma serious swoon (sic)'' Matthew added to his own profile: ''Happy Valentine's Day @hilaryduff - I got you your alpaca. His name is Ivan. (sic)'' The couple have been finding it hard to get any time away from the house now they've got...
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Travis Scott show cancelled as police disperse angry fans

Travis Scott show cancelled as police disperse angry fans

Police used ''pepperball launchers'' against Travis Scott fans after a cancelled show sparked an angry rally. The rapper was set to perform a sold-out show at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday night (11.02.19), but it was axed just hours before it was due to start and rescheduled until March 26. A statement from the venue on Twitter read: ''Due to technical production issues, tonight's sold out Travis Scott show in Tulsa will be moved to March 26th. ''All tickets purchased for tonight's show will be honoured at the rescheduled show on March 26th.'' Fans gathered outside the arena following the announcement, and it's been claimed that police used ''pepperball launchers'' against the furious crowd after a door was ''smashed''. A local reporter for Tulsa World wrote: ''I'm outside the BOK Center downtown where TPD Sgt. Brandon Smith said officers had to use pepperball launchers to disperse a large crowd after they smashed a door to the building. ''The sold-out Travis Scott concert tonight...
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Miley Cyrus says ‘hunky hubby’ is ‘recovering’ as he misses premiere

Miley Cyrus says ‘hunky hubby’ is ‘recovering’ as he misses premiere

Miley Cyrus says her husband Liam Hemsworth is ''recovering'' after being hospitalised with kidney stones. The 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart' hitmaker attended the 29-year-old actor's 'Isn't It Romantic' premiere on Monday night (11.02.19) in Los Angeles, as he was unable to attend due to his health issues. Liam was also forced to miss seeing his wife perform at the Grammys the night before (10.02.19). Miley took to Instagram to give an update on Liam by sharing a series of snaps of herself attending the premiere in her spouse's place, and she gushed about how ''proud'' she is of her ''hunky hubby'' and his new comedy flick. The 26-year-old pop star also admitted it was ''hard'' for Liam to put himself first, but said it was ''crucial'' for him to ''heal'' properly before returning to work. Alongside a picture of herself walking the red carpet in a romantic red ball gown by Valentino, she wrote: ''So proud of my hunky hubby @liamhemsworth & his newest...
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Ana de Armas joins cast of the Wasp Network

Ana de Armas joins cast of the Wasp Network

The 30-year-old Cuban actress has joined an impressive cast of the spy drama which already includes Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura and Gael Garcia Bernal. The movie is being directed by Olivier Assayas from a script based on Fernando Morais' book 'The Last Soldiers of the Cold War'. The film's plot focuses tells the true story of Cuban spies operating in US territory during the 1990s who uncover a Florida-based terrorist network being operated with the apparent consent of the US government. The 'Wasp Network' is due to start shooting in Havana at the end of February. De Armas' most famous big screen role to date is playing Joi, the holographic AI girlfriend of Ryan Gosling's character K and she also appeared in 'War Dogs' and Roberto Duran biopic 'Hands of Stone'. She has a number of movies coming out in 2019 including Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out', in which she stars with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield and Michael Shannon. De Armas...
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Kate Winslet’s amazing underwater feat

Kate Winslet’s amazing underwater feat

Kate Winslet held her breath underwater for eight minutes at a time on the set of 'Avatar'. The 43-year-old actress plays Ronal, a free-diver of the Metkayina clan, in the hotly-anticipated sequels to the fantasy movies and producer Jon Landau was impressed with how quick she picked up the new skill. Speaking at the IMAX Q&A for 'Alita: Battle Angel, he said: ''We built a water tank that was 500,000 gallons of water, and we are doing performance-capture under the water, on the surface of the water, and above the water. We trained our cast to free-breath-hold, because in the sequences they have to just be swimming, they can't be on scuba, and they have to be able to do long takes. ''So we had a gentleman named Kirk Krack come in and train everybody that needed to be underwater how to go underwater and how to hold their breath. Kate Winslet had to train in this and she got up to a static breath hold of...
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