News: Douglas Attempted To Stop Son Acting

I think this is really nice of Kirk, to look out for Michael so much 🙂

Veteran star Kirk Douglas told a teenage Michael Douglas he’d never make it as an actor – because he didn’t want him to experience the “rejection” of Hollywood.

The legendary actor was shocked when Michael initially decided to try out drama as a youngster – because his son had always maintained he would study to become a lawyer.

And when Michael took on his first play, Douglas Sr. tried to make him reconsider law school by criticising his performance.

He writes on his official website, “He attended college in Santa Barbara with the intention of being a lawyer. I was very happy. I didn’t want him to deal with the rejection in my field. In his sophomore year he suddenly said to me, ‘Dad, I’m going to be in a play.’

“I was startled. He never showed any interest in being an actor and I was glad. But I went to see the play at the college. It was a Shakespeare play and he had a very small part. After the play he said, ‘Dad, how was I?’ I answered, ‘Michael, you were terrible.’ And I thought that would squash any desire he had to become an actor. Which just shows you how wrong I can be.”

Michael, now 64, has since become one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, landing his first Academy Award, as a producer, at the age of 31.

News: Pattinson Wants To Play Morrison

I think this would be interesting . . .

Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is begging studio bosses to cast him in a biopic of his favourite musician – Irish singer Van Morrison.

Although no plans are on the table to take the Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker’s story to the big screen, Brit Pattinson is desperate to put his name on the list if studio bosses ever pick up the idea.

He tells Moviefone, “I’d love to play Van Morrison, but I doubt I would get the part.”

News: Farrell To Be Best Man For Gay Brother

Awww I think thats so nice !!!

Colin Farrell is preparing to walk his gay brother down the aisle when he marries later this year.

The actor will be best man when Eamon Farrell ties the knot with his partner Steven in a European ceremony.

And Eamon has blasted the British government for forcing him to travel abroad to marry.

Gay couples can make their relationships legal in the U.K. with same sex civil unions, but still cannot marry in the same way as a man and woman.

Eamon says, “We have to get married abroad. It’s absolutely terrible. We have to go somewhere legal, which narrows it down to about five countries.

“I want to be able to get married. The Government’s paper on civil unions is only for gay people. If you’re straight, you can’t have one. So that’s not fair either.

“If you want a civil union you should be able to do it, if I want to get married I should be able to do it.”

News: Gibson Confirms He Is To Be A Dad

So this is official confirmation . . .

Mel Gibson confirmed his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is pregnant after he was put in the hot seat by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

The actor spoke candidly with the TV host during his guest appearance, fielding questions about the dissolution of his marriage and joking about dating a younger woman in an episode that will air in the U.S. on Monday.

Gibson took the opportunity to clear up reports about his relationship with estranged wife Robyn, who filed for divorce in April – blaming himself for the split.

He told Leno, “My wife and I, our marriage ended three years ago and we’ve been separated ever since then. These things happen. It’s unfortunate, it’s sad, but you know she is an admirable woman – we still got kids together. We’re friends…

“Look, when it’s all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself. I’m to blame. If you’re inclined to judge, put it here.”

Leno then attempted to lighten the mood by asking about Gibson’s new younger lover, joking, “What, is she 17, 18?”

The Mad Max star said the Russian singer is nearer to 40, before quipping, “Now I am going to have two women mad at me!”

Gibson was then prodded about rumours Grigorieva is pregnant with the couple’s first child, to which Gibson confirmed, “This is true. We’re gonna have a child.”

Leno teased about his growing brood, “So that will make 29?”, with Gibson shooting back, “Well, actually eight. I guess I’m Octo-Mel.”

It was Gibson’s 21st TV interview on the programme, which is currently bidding farewell to outgoing host Leno by inviting favourite guests for special appearances this week (begs25May09).

News: Angels & Demons Draws The Crowd At Global Box Office

Not a suprise that it is a big hit !!!

Tom Hanks’ new movie Angels & Demons continues to rule the international box office chart after fending off competition from Ben Stiller’s Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian.

The religious thriller, director Ron Howard’s big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s book of the same name, scooped $60.4 million (£40.26 million) outside of the U.S. to claim the number one position for its second consecutive week.

Stiller’s sequel has proven to be the most popular choice Stateside, taking $53.5 million (£35.7 million) over the Memorial Day weekend (22-24May09), but its pull wasn’t as strong overseas and it debuted in second place with $50.1 million (£33.4 million) at the global box office.

Star Trek came in a distant third place with $11.5 million (£7.6 million), while X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannah Montana rounded out the top five with $7 million (£4.67 million) and $3.1 million (£2 million) respectively.

News: Zeta-Jones Records Seven-minute TV Ad

Wow go Catherine . . . if only she would film more movies !!!

Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is branching out into commercials – she filmed a hair-raising motorcycle chase for a seven-minute shampoo advert.

The Mask of Zorro star plays the part of a lab technician who steals a “youth-enhancing elixir” in the commercial for Lux shampoo, before zooming away with a handsome mystery man.

She is later seen showing off her newly washed hair at a party, before a confrontation with security guards over the stolen suds.

The subtitled ad, produced by Unilever, will be screened in cinemas across Japan and China and is already available to view online.

Unilever executive Enzo Devoto says, “By getting into the world of movies, rather than just having movie stars in our ads, which our competitors do too, we can draw consumers closer to the brand.

“When you’re watching a movie and on comes an advertisement trying to hard-sell a product, it’s pretty much interrupting your entertainment. Our project is completely different.”