Amal — apparently with a baby bump — and George Clooney arrive in Barcelona with his parents on Feb. 1. Apparently Julie Chen has an in with the stork, because she reported on Thursday’s episode of The Talk that George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins. While there have been rumors recently that the powerhouse human rights attorney was pregnant, Chen “confirmed” the reports on the CBS gabfest.
Mark Hamill has long been a defender of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, and 18 years after the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, he still takes the insults personally. In an interview with Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his comedy Brigsby Bear, the man who plays Luke Skywalker said that he still can’t fathom the vitriol directed at the films. In particular, Hamill said, he’s “still angry” about the criticism directed at young Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd.
La La Land has become one of the most Oscar-nominated films in history after scooping recognition in 14 Academy Award categories last week. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are Oscar frontrunners for Best Actor and Best Actress after taking home Golden Globe awards in those categories during a record-breaking seven gong win for the film earlier this month.
Moana, the title character of an upcoming animated film, sounds like a classic Disney princess. “We don’t describe her as a princess,” producer Osnat Shurer said.
Amy Robach, co-host on US show ‘Good Morning America’, has had to apologise after she used the offensive term ‘coloured’ to describe ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ star Zendaya. The broadcaster was presenting a segment on Hollywood casting, after rumours that the former Disney Channel actress is set to play Mary Jane Watson in the new movie. “Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for coloured people,” she said during yesterday’s show.
A new profile of Margot Robbie in US magazine Vanity Fair has been branded ‘creepy and lecherous’ over its portrait of the Australian actress. Writer Rich Cohen, who is also a co-creator of the now-axed Martin Scorsese HBO series 'Vinyl’, has also come under heavy criticism for referring to Australians as 'throwback people’ in the article. The piece appears in the August issue of the magazine, titled 'Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’, and has been published to coincide with her new movies 'The Legend of Tarzan’ and 'Suicide Squad’, and now Twitter is ablaze with people pulling Cohen up on its tone.
Turn’s out Blake isn’t the only famous face in the Lively family. Yesterday, to celebrate National Sibling Day, Lively posted a picture of her famous brood with the caption, “yes, our parents are breeders.” Click through the gallery above to learn more about this famous family and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Academy Award Always a nominee but never a winner. This finally changed for Leo at the 88th Academy Awards when he scooped up the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio gave a heartfelt thanks to his team and old friends, including Martin Scorsese, and even worked in a message on climate change saying, “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating… Let us not take this planet for granted. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director second year in a row Iñárritu took home the hardware for directing “The Revenant.” He won in the same category last year for directing “Birdman,” making him the first director to win back-to-back Oscars in 65 years and only the third man to have done it so far. The first was John Ford who won in 1940 for “The Grapes of Wrath” and in 1941 for “How Green Was My Valley,” and the second was Joseph L. Mankiewicz who won in 1949 for “A Letter to Three Wives” and 1950 for “All About Eve.” 3.
What are you wearing to the Oscars this weekend? I’m most likely going to be in my comfy pajamas with a big bowl of popcorn on my lap.
Somebody give these kids an award! Maggie Storino and her three daughters — 5-year-old Sophia, 3-year-old Sadie and 8-month-old Sloane — have once again recreated this year’s Best Picture nominees ahead of the 88th Academy Awards this weekend. The group have been posting their adorable reenactments every year since 2011 on the Tumblr “Don’t Call Me Oscar.” It’s a good thing these kids aren’t in the actual films and that we aren’t part of The Academy because we’d never be able to choose a winner.
A new study has discovered that Disney Princesses have significantly less dialogue than their male counterparts in movies. In some cases, it was found that male characters have had over three times the amount of lines in movies purporting to be focussed on female characters. The numbers have been crunched by data linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, who have analysed the dialogue in all the Disney Princess-based movies since 1989.
Mark your calendars! After 12 years, NBC announced Wednesday that a “Friends” reunion is in the works. The two-hour special will be a tribute to the series’ legendary director, James Burrows, to celebrate his recently-directed 1,000th TV show episode, and is scheduled to air on Feb. 21. This is not a drill, people!
Love to read but don’t have the time? Not to worry. Click through the gallery above to see which titles will make their way to the big screen this year.
Talk about gender-bender. Artist and illustrator TT Bret doesn’t like to get hung up on labels. Bret’s Tumblr, Let There Be Doodles, is an homage to the 24-year-old’s obsession with Disney characters, reimagined in all sorts of ways. After tackling race, style and body image, Bret’s latest project, “Genderbent Disney,” reimagines characters like Aladdin, Rapunzel and Elsa as the opposite sex.