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Romance blooms between Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles on movie set: Sources

9 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
The new rumoured love birds of Hollywood Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles who are working together on the upcoming flick Don't Worry Darling, reportedly turned their closed friendship to romance after they met on the film's set. The pair, who have been dating for a "few weeks," PEOPLE reported Monday, are collaborating on Don't Worry Darling, Wilde's highly-anticipated direction. "What started out as a close friendship, quickly turned romantic. Everyone saw it coming. During breaks, he's hasn't been able to stay away and visited her trailer," according to sources. The 26-year-old star Styles was seen visiting Wilde during the shoot and was spotted standing just outside the door wearing a mask while Wilde, leaned out to chat with him. Wilde was seen smiling several times as the two remained in costume for the movie, reported PEOPLE. The pair was also captured holding hands at a friend's wedding over the weekend by paparazzi. In an interview with a fashion magazine, Wilde exclaimed her exci..
                 

Actor Tanya Roberts passes away, day after premature death declaration

10 days ago  
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One-time Bond girl Tanya Roberts who was incorrectly declared dead on Sunday (local time) by her representatives, passed away on Monday night (local time). According to Fox News, the late actor's longtime partner Lance O'Brien on Tuesday (local time) said that Roberts died on Monday night after being hospitalised for complications of a UTI that he says had spread to her kidneys, liver, and gallbladder before it "got into her blood." She was earlier wrongly reported to be dead by her partner on Sunday who on Monday morning clarified that though he thought she was dead, the hospital later called to clarify that she was alive. Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts had a glorious career in modelling and TV advertisements before making her film debut in 1975. She was 65. Roberts played Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film 'A View to a Kill' and Midge Pinciotti on 'That '70s Show.' *Keep scrolling to read more news* Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also, downlo..
                 

Rowan Atkinson: Responsibility of being Mr Bean is not pleasant

10 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Actor Rowan Atkinson is globally loved for playing Mr Bean, but he says he finds portraying the character stressful and exhausting. The actor, 65, is developing an animated film based on the popular character, but he says he finds "the weight of responsibility not pleasant", say reports. Atkinson played the titular role in the hit series from 1990 to 1995. He also starred in the films — Bean Movie in 1997, and Mr Bean's Holiday in 2007. "Having made an animated TV series, we're now in the foothills of developing an animated movie for Mr Bean — it's easier for me to perform the character vocally than visually," he said in an interview. "I don't much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant. I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it," he added. He confessed that he doesn't like the "process of making anything — with the possible exception of Blackadder, because the responsibility for making that series funny was ..
                 

Bella Ciao actor Taran Kootenhayoo passes away at 27

11 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Canadian Indigenous actor and artist Taran Kootenhayoo who was famous for his role in the indie drama 'Bella Ciao' has passed away on December 31, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter on Monday. The cause of death has not been mentioned. Indigenous streetwear maker Section 35, for which the actor modeled its latest fashions, was the first to announce Kootenhayoo's death on its Instagram account on Jan. 1: "Creator called a legend home. We love you and you will be missed. Rest in Power Brother." Born in Cold Lake, Alberta and a member of a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Kootenhayoo attended acting school at Capilano College in Vancouver and graduated in 2015. He was known for his star-turn as Niki, a young homeless man looking for his missing sister, in Bella Ciao!, the 2018 indie feature by director Carolyn Combs about intersecting characters in an east Vancouver multicultural community. "Our loss is immeasurable. He was a gifted and disciplined collaborator, a warm and gen..
                 

Sound check: A snap review of new music

12 days ago  
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Hip-Hop legend Dr Dre hospitalised after suffering Brain Aneurysm

10 days ago  
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Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre has been hospitalised after suffering a brain aneurysm. According to E! News, the 55-year-old musician suffered the aneurysm on Monday (local time) and he is currently in the ICU at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. TMZ reported that the 'California Love' performer is stable but doctors are uncertain of the cause of the brain injury and he is hence, undergoing numerous tests. Several friends and collaborators of the star including Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and others extended their support on social media following his brain injury. This comes at a time when the multiple Grammy winner is in the middle of a divorce, reported E! News. Dr. Dre's wife Nicole Young had filed for a divorce last year in July ending the 24-year-long marriage *Keep scrolling to read more news* Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedi..
                 

Harry Potter star Jessie Cave's 2-month-old baby tests Covid positive

10 days ago  
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Actress Jessie Cave, who is best known for her character of Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter film franchise, has revealed that her two-month-old baby has tested Covid positive. Cave's baby boy Tenn is currently in an isolation room at the hospital after contracting Covid-19, with health staff paying extra attention to the case. The actress posted on Instagram: "I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in hospital. Poor baby is covid positive. He's okay and doing well but they are being vigilant and cautious, thankfully." She also warned her followers about the new COVID strain. "This strain is super powerful and contagious so I do hope that people take extra care in the coming weeks. Really didn't want this to be the start of my families new year. Really didn't want to be back in a hospital so soon after his traumatic birth," she wrote. Keep scrolling to read more news Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also, download the new mid-day Android..
                 

Crazy, Stupid, Love actress Emma Stone pregnant with her first child

11 days ago  
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Actress Emma Stone is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Dave McCary. A source confirmed the news with people.com. In photos obtained on Monday by the Daily Mail, Stone was seen walking in Los Angeles on December 30 with a friend. During the outing, her baby bump was visible. Stone and the "Saturday Night Live" segment director married last year. Earlier, the couple had announced their engagement in December 2019. Following their engagement, a source said: "She is professional in every way, very talented and focused on her work, and Dave respects that. He totally supports her and is unselfish in his desire for her success. Those are great qualities in a man for someone like Emma. She is impressed by his talent and respects him immensely." "Two highly successful people in the entertainment business don't always give the other the space they need. But he encourages her, and she loves that," the source added. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Al..
                 

Hollywood's 'Queen of Hammer' Barbara Shelley dies at 88

12 days ago  
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Hollywood horror film icon Barbara Shelley is no more. She passed away on Monday at the age of 88. Shelley had contracted Covid-19 in December but had subsequently recovered from the disease. According to dailystar.co.uk, her agent Thomas Bowington confirmed the death to PA Media, saying: "It wasn't the Covid that took her, she had underlying issues." The actress, who shot to stardom in the 1950s, was referred to as 'Technicolor Queen of Hammer', owing to her numerous successful outings in horror films made by Hammer Film Productions. She was known for her roles in films such as "The Gorgon" (1964), "Dracula" (1958), "Prince Of Darkness" (1987) and "Rasputin: The Mad Monk" (1966). Born as Barbara Kowin, she also shared a glamorous presence in American television shows. She was known for her roles in TV series such as "The Saint", "The Avengers", "The Borgias", "Blake's 7" and "Crown Court", and later played Hester Samuels in "EastEnders". *Keep scrolling to read more news* Catch up on ..
                 

Larry King hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19

13 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Veteran talk show host Larry King has been hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19. King is receiving treatment at a medical center here, a source close to King's family told ABC News and CNN, reports variety.com. "Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he's a champ," a source said to ABC News. The veteran talk show host has been hospitalized for more than a week, according to CNN. In 2019, the 87-year-old suffered a stroke and had an angioplasty. King also shared that in 2017 he received treatment for lung cancer. He also had a major heart attack in 1987, for which he underwent quintuple-bypass surgery. King is in isolation at the hospital and unable to receive visits from his family. This was first reported by portal Showbiz 411 on January 1. King has penned two books about his experience with heart disease -- "Mr. King, You're Having a Heart Attack: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life", and "Takin..
                 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Six-Year-Long Marriage To End

10 days ago  
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Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's six-year-long marriage and an eight-year-long love story, is coming to an end. According to E! News, the reality TV star and her rapper husband have decided to go separate ways but Kim is yet to file for divorce. "It's gotten to the point where they haven't spent time together as a married couple in months. They've seen each other for the sake of the kids but have been living separately. Kim knows the marriage is over. She's known for a while," E! News quoted a source as saying. On being asked about why Kardashian hasn't filed for divorce yet, the source revealed that though everything is over between the couple, they are still figuring out the decision that best suits their children. "She wants to make sure she's making the right decision for the kids. It's not about the marriage anymore, she'll always care for Kanye but it's over between them," E! News quoted the source as saying. "Kim is only focused on what's best for the kids. It's ..
                 

63rd Grammy Awards postponed until March amid spike in COVID-19 cases

10 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, set to be presented this month, have been delayed amid concerns about COVID-18, as reported by The New York Times (NYT) on Tuesday. The awards show will now be held on March 14, according to a statement from Grammy organizers. "The deteriorating Covid situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, I.C.U.s having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do," said the statement, which was signed by executives at the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, and CBS, its longtime broadcast partner as quoted by NYT. "Nothing is more important," it added, "than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show." The delay comes less than four weeks before the ceremony was to be held, on Jan 31, and as unions and entertainment industry groups have called to suspe..
                 

Gal Gadot on finding right fighting style for Wonder Woman

11 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Actress Gal Gadot says there were not many cinematic references as to how a female superhero should fight, as usually, men are protagonists of films in the superhero genre. The actress added that it was a lengthy process to find the right style of fighting, for her on-screen superhero avatar of Wonder Woman. "For years (director) Patty (Jenkins) and I have been talking about finding the right fighting style for Wonder Woman, because usually when you go to superhero movies the protagonist is a man. And men fight like men. We all know how it looks, because you have WWA and WWF and all those things," Gadot said. "For women, you have some examples as well, but you don't get to see so much, so it's not like it was completely clear, and Patty and I wanted to make sure that Wonder Woman looks and fights like Wonder Woman should," she added. The actress continued: "So, before we even started prepping for the movie Patty and I went to see Cirque du Soleil, and we saw this piece where I was in t..
                 

Bond Girl, and That '70's Show star, Tanya Roberts passes away at 65

12 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Veteran actor Tanya Roberts, famous for playing a Bond girl in the film 'A View to a Kill,' passed away at the age of 65. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor collapsed while walking her dogs on December 24, and was admitted to Cedar-Sinar Hospital in Los Angeles. She passed away on Sunday (local time) and the news of her demise was confirmed by her longtime friend and rep Mike Pingel who confirmed it to The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death has not been revealed yet by the representatives of the departed actor. "I'm devastated. She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away. To say she was an angel would be at the top of the list," The Hollywood Reporter quoted Pingel as saying."She was the sweetest person you'd ever meet and had a huge heart. She loved her fans, and I don't think she realized how much she meant to them," she added. Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts had a glorious career in modelling and TV advertisements before making her f..
                 

George Clooney seems to have found a film 'that's worse than Batman & Robin'

13 days ago  
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Hollywood star George Clooney is not looking forward to the release of his low budget horror film Grizzly II, which was made in the eighties. The 1983 horror thriller, which was shelved for decades, has Clooney sporting a mullet. His character gets eaten by a bear in the movie, reports thesun.co.uk. "I haven't seen it, and I don't know that I want to. It was a bad time for hair and clothes," said the actor. "I have a sense I have found something that's worse than 'Batman & Robin'," he shared while referring to his 1997 superhero film that didn't grab many eyeballs. "Grizzly II" was shot in Hungary when Clooney was 21 years old. It also stars other then-newcomers Charlie Sheen and Laura Dern. Producer Suzanne Nagy is planning a limited release of the movie. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the lates..