Miles director, Nathan Adloff, has said he wants the film to be considered 'a Nineties period movie' rather than be labelled as a gay film. Set in the Midwest, Miles brings heart-warming nineties nostalgia with a coming-of-age tale about growing up gay in a small town with dreams of big city Chicago. Fresh from its UK premiere at BFI Flare, Adloff spoke to the Standard about why now is the perfect time for LGBT filmmaking – but said he doesn’t want it to be pigeon-holed as a gay film.
Emma Thompson has revealed she was once asked out to dinner by President Donald Trump. The 57-year-old actress said she received a surprise phone call from Mr Trump while she was filming Primary Colours in the early Nineties. Thomspon said the businessman offered to host her at Trump Towers and treat her to dinner.
American beauty Gwyneth Paltrow has raised eyebrows by publishing a Q&A guide on how to enjoy safe anal sex on her lifestyle website Goop. The site released its second annual Sex Issue on Thursday and it includes an in-depth (there it is) interview with psychoanalyst Paul Joannides on the subject of anal intercourse. Paltrow and Joannides cover areas such as ‘Do people orgasm from anal stimulation?’ and ‘Does it usually take a few tries to enjoy anal?’.
A carefully-curated array of promising musicians including London based singer-songwriter Cosima, Finish pop duo Alma and South London’s Ray BLK took to legendary music venue, Camden Jazz Café for AMP Collects.
We caught up with Beach Boy Brian Wilson to see what he's been working on, and how he's feeling ahead of the final dates of his acclaimed Pet Sounds tour.
Sib Hashian, the drummer of Boston whose daughter Lauren has a daughter with Dwayne Johnson, has died after collapsing during a set, with The Rock describing his death as ‘extremely poetic and somehow beautiful’. Hashian was on the Legends of Rock Cruise at the time, with a witness telling TMZ that CPR was performed and a defibrillator used but to no avail. The 67-year-old was a part of the Boston that produced their famous self-titled album that spawned the hit ‘More Than a Feeling’.
Kendall Jenner will recount her scary run in with an alleged stalker in Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In a teaser for the next segment of the hit E! show the brunette beauty recounts the chilling moment she came face to face with a superfan back in August and she was left terrified after he followed her onto her property in the Hollywood Hills. Shavaughn McKenzie confronted the reality TV star on two other occasions at her old Westwood condo.
LA’s legendary Chateau Marmont hotel is the embodiment of Hollywood excess, so it’s easy to understand why Jarvis Cocker, Sheffield’s all seeing eye, would feel compelled to slink around its gothic walls to find the squalor beneath the glamour. On Room 29, a concept album and elaborate, immersive stage show in collaboration with Canadian rapper-turned concert pianist Chilly Gonzales, Cocker inextricably links the rise of Hollywood with the hotel’s construction and its decadent inhabitants that that did drugs off the piano, had wild sex and “ordered ice cream as main course”. This being Cocker, his eye roams behind closed doors, where the veneer slips and Room 29 becomes a place of existential crisis: careers stall, spirits break and lives fall apart at the seams.
Schumer, 35, was set to play the iconic children’s doll in a live-action film, but was forced to stand down over “scheduling conflicts”. In a statement she said: “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners.
It’s rare to see this type of volatile, virtually unspoken chemistry, the type that Yussef Kamaal have. When you see the south London duo play together, with that preternatural ability to predict and effortlessly follow whichever direction the other is about to fly off into, you’d think they had been playing together for a lifetime. In fact, Yussef Kamaal’s lifespan is a relatively short one.
Get ready for Tom Hardy to crash Twitter on Sunday night when he delivers yet another pleasing bedtime story for CBeebies. The show has released the trailer for the Hollywood hunk’s forthcoming appearance in its Bedtime Stories series and the teaser has already sent fans into a tizzy. In the promo, the star recites a line from There’s A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins in his familiar gravely voice and says “Well, I think that there’s enough room for our mouse and bear to sit together here.
Tom Cruise was reportedly previously frightened to be open about his Scientology practices for fear of a backlash. Tom was intervening in the divorce of a high profile Hollywood couple when he came to blows about his lifestyle. The actor was said to be infuriated when John Goldwyn, the studio’s then-president of production, mentioned Scientology in his divorce papers.
Children’s tale Beauty and the Beast has been used to promote a product designed to help people with erectile dysfunction. Clips from the live-action Disney remake, showing Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as Belle and the Beast, have been used by the makers of Cilias Tadalafil to help men “unleash your inner beast”. A narrator tells viewers: “You make a great team.