Jenny Priestley gives us this weeks Entertainment News! George Clooney will be awarded at the 72nd Golden Globes, Barbara Streisand plans an Autobiography and new Christmas movie trailers… plus much more!
New Kids on the Block are to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The boys will receive the accolade on October 9.
A new exhibition of the arts used on Coldplay’s album Ghost Stories will open in London this December. The exhibition will raise money for Kids Company and is being staged at 17 Osborn Street in Shoreditch from December 4 to 7. It will include etchings which then became the images the band used in the album artwork.
Barbra Streisand has revealed she’s planning on writing a book about her life. During an appearance on The Tonight Show this week she told host Jimmy Fallon that she’s fed up of hearing crazy stories about her life and wants to write the book to set the record straight. The singer, who’s promoting her new album Partners, says she and husband James Brolin live a simple life. “We don’t really like the big time stardom thing, so we stay home most of the time,” she explained. “That’s why I’m gonna write a book,” Streisand said. “Because I swear to God these myths are so far-fetched.”
E! has announced Fashion Police will continue following the death of star Joan Rivers. The network says the show will take a break until the Golden Globe Awards in January. No further details have been announced so we don’t know if they plan to replace Joan or if the show will continue with its three other hosts.
Denzel Washington says he has no plans to play President Obama on screen. “Barack Obama is a story that hasn’t finished yet. It’s not something I’m thinking about” the actor told an audience at the San Sebastián film festival this weekend. Denzel was in town to pick up a career achievement award. He did reveal he’s going to star in a remake of The Magnificent Seven which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua who he’s previously worked with on Training Day and his new film, The Equalizer.
Gillian Anderson will be launching her debut novel next month. The book is called Vision of Fire and is a sci-fi story following a child psychologist who tries to investigate why people around the world start having violent visions. The book is released on October 9 and Anderson will be doing a signing at Waterstones Piccadilly on October 3.
Robert Downey Jr., Dame Judi Dench, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Mike Leigh will be feted at the annual BAFTA LA Britannia Awards. The annual event, which helps kick off awards season, takes place on October 30 and is hosted by Rob Brydon.
Meanwhile George Clooney has been announced as the recipient of the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 72nd Golden Globes. The award celebrates “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Last year’s recipient was Woody Allen. Well I guess giving it to George guarantees the Globes will get him on the red carpet on January 11.
Actor Brian Blessed is making his next role a family affair. He’s to star in a new production of King Lear alongside his daughter Rosalind who’ll be playing Goneril. The play is being staged at the Holy Trinity Church in Guildford from January 17 for 25 performances.
Angelina Jolie is lining up another film to direct. The film is called Africa and it’s about the true story of paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey’s battle with ivory poachers, who threatened the existence of the African elephant population. Jolie is extremely busy as a director these days, she’s currently directing and starring in By The Sea with husband Brad Pitt, and has another film, Unbroken, due in cinemas at the end of the year.
Meanwhile her recent turn in front of the camera, Maleficent, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 20.
Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward will be releasing a new album in February. Ward has been hard at work in the studio with Mike Stock (of Stock, Aitken and Waterman fame).
This Friday has been announced as #FryDay. It’s to promote the release of his new memoir, More Fool Me. The day will also include The comedian/actor answering fan questions in a global Apple iBooks Twitter Q&A which begins at 2pm and is the first of its kind to mark the release of a book in the UK. To get involved follow @iBooks https://twitter.com/iBooks
As you know, one of the film’s I’m looking forward to this autumn is The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. So this week we’ve got our hands on the film’s teaser poster…
Meanwhile here’s the poster for Into The Woods starring a very creepy Meryl Streep. The film is based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and is about a witch who decides to teach life lessons to various fairytale characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. It features an all-star cast including Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and James Corden.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie McDowell and Amber Heard are all in talks to join the cast of Magic Mike XXL. This time the film will follow the group of strippers as they head out on the road. Bad news for Matthew McConaughey fans though, he’s not returning for the sequel.
This week marked 100 days until Christmas (sorry) and to celebrate the first trailer for Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey has been revealed. The film stars Martin Clunes and Catherine Tate and once against follows the adventures of the kids of St Bernadette’s
We also have the trailer for a new film written by Emma Thompson. Effie Gray is about the relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskim, his young bride Effie and painter John Everett Millais: