Matthew McConaughey Is Not Returning for ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel September 19, 2014
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It looks like Dallas really has danced his last dance.
That is, Matthew McConaughey, who played male stripper Dallas in the sleeper hit, “Magic Mike,” won’t be reprising his role for the sequel.
Director Greg Jacobs, who takes over the helm for “Magic Mike XXL” from Steven Soderbergh, confirmed the news to Indiewire ;on Wednesday.
Though Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello will be back, Jacobs is promising a “very different” movie than the first one.
“It’s a road trip movie,” Jacobs told Indiewire, “and put it this way, it’s different enough that once you see it you’ll understand why we ... Read more
Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards in a Casino September 19, 2014
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Ben Affleck has no trouble admitting that he counted cards while playing blackjack in a Las Vegas casino.
“That is true,” he told the October issue of Details magazine. “I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack.”
Affleck, 42, is referring to the April incident at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in which he was banned from playing the game.
“I mean the fact that being good at the game is against the rules ... Read more
Kanye West on Wheelchair Incident: ‘Pick a New Target’ September 17, 2014
Kanye West is tired of being picked on.
The rapper said he’s being unfairly “demonized” by the media after he made headlines for reportedly demanding that one of his concert-goers in a wheelchair stand up.
A video from the concert last Friday in Sydney, Australia, actually shows the rapper urging the entire audience onto its feet for “Good Life.”
“I can’t do this show until everybody stand up,” the rapper is heard saying, “unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s***.”
When only a single fan remained seated, the crowd began booing and chanting, “Stand up,” until West sent ... Read more
Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale Celebrate 12th Anniversary With Throwback Pic September 16, 2014
Gwen Stefani posted an old photo of her and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, in honor of their 12th wedding anniversary Sunday.
The couple, who welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn, in February, first tied the knot in Rossdale’s native England Sept. 14, 2002. Two weeks later, they held a second wedding in Los Angeles.
In addition to raising their three boys together, the pair is collaborating professionally.
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Beyonce, Jay Z Wrap Up Tour With Teary Love-Fest September 16, 2014
Emotions ran high as Beyonce and Jay Z ended their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, a city with a lot of personal meaning to the couple.
“We love Paris,” Jay Z told the audience. “It’s special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived.”
The couple married in 2008, and their daughter, Blue Ivy, is now 2.
On stage, the superstar performers also praised one another.
“I’m your biggest fan. I love you,” a teary eyed Beyonce, 33, told her husband, 44, according to The Associated Press.
Jay Z responded, “Greatest entertainer in the ... Read more
Miss America Winner was Inspired by ‘Pitch Perfect’ September 15, 2014
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance.
But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie “Pitch Perfect” in which Anna Kendrick’s character auditions for an a capella group by performing rhythmically with a cup. She also said she did it to show future contestants they can ... Read more
Sting Brings His Hometown to Broadway in First Musical ‘The Last Ship’ September 15, 2014
Grammy-winning artist — and now Broadway lyricist and composer — Sting said it was his mother who’d introduced show music to their household when he was growing up.
“She brought rock n roll into the house — Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis — but she also had all of the Rogers and Hammerstein collection. And so I ate those records for breakfast. And that was my musical education,” he told ABC News.
Watch: Sting talks new gig as Broadway composer and lyricist.
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Sting, who said “Carousel” was his favorite show, followed by ... Read more
Dolly Parton Proud of Her ‘Hillbilly, White Trash’ Roots September 12, 2014
Dolly Parton has come a long way from her dirt-poor upbringing in the hills of Tennessee, but she’s still proud to call herself a hillbilly.
“It’s a compliment to me,” Parton, 68, told the latest issue of Southern Living. “I mean, we were really Hill. Billies. To me that’s not an insult. We were just mountain people. We were really redneck, roughneck, hillbilly people. And I’m proud of it.”
Parton went on, “White trash! I am. People always say, ‘Aren’t you insulted when people call you white trash?’ I say, ‘Well it depends on who’s calling me white trash and how they ... Read more
Stevie Nicks’ Latest Song Inspired by Drug Addiction Battle September 12, 2014
For her latest album “24 Karat Gold,” Stevie Nicks reached into her shoeboxes, where she stored her old demos of songs she wrote between 1969 and 1987.
Her favorite track among them, “Mabel Normand,” is something of a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug addiction.
The 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer wrote the song in 1985 after watching a documentary about the eponymous 1920s silent performer whom she called “the rock star of her time.” Normand, like Nicks, at the time, was a cocaine addict.
“In 1985, I was dancing at the edge of danger myself, just like she was. I was just ... Read more
Channing Tatum Faces His Bizarre Biggest Fear on ‘Ellen’ September 12, 2014
Channing Tatum may have played bigger-than-life heroes in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “White House Down,” but that doesn’t mean the hunky actor doesn’t have any fears.
“In real life, I’m terrified of porcelain dolls,” Tatum admitted on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday.
When DeGeneres pressed him about his unusual phobia, the 34-year-old “Magic Mike” actor recalled, ”There was a TV show…it was ‘Friday the 13th,’ where there was a possessed porcelain doll.”
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He added, “I just think they’re really super freaky. They have like real eyes and ... Read more