April 23, 2014

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Elton John, David Furnish allegedly having 2nd child

HollywoodNews.com: It is rumored that Elton John and David Furnish are going to be adding to their family as they are allegedly expecting a second child.
The two reportedly hired the same surrogate who carried their first child to carry their second child, states RadarOnline. The two are already parents to Zachary Furnish John who was born in December 2010.
Elton has previously opened up about wanting more children because they wanted to give their son a sibling.
Do you think they will have a boy or girl?
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Elton John hospitalized with respiratory infection

HollywoodNews.com: Elton John has been hospitalized in Los Angeles just recently with what is reportedly a serious respiratory infection.
It is reported that he saw doctors about his health concerns and was told he needs to be on complete rest and antibiotic treatments right now which means his upcoming concerts in Las Vegas have been canceled, states TMZ.
“It feels strange not to be able to perform these ‘Million Dollar Piano’ concerts at the Colosseum … I love performing the show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts,” Elton commented.
He has reportedly since been released.
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Elton John canceled Vegas shows due to food poisoning

HollywoodNews.com: Elton John had a bit of an unfortunate weekend, as did his fans, as he had to cancel two Las Vegas concerts due to a bit of food poisoning.
Elton was reportedly supposed to perform at Caesars Palace on Friday and Saturday, but was unable to do so because of food poisoning from something he had eaten, states TMZ.
However, the singer is doing much better now and will reportedly be all better for his show in Guadalajara, Mexico later this week.
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Elton John upset for loss to Madonna at Golden Globes?

HollywoodNews.com: Elton John and Madonna were competing last night for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes, and while she walked away the winner, Elton may be a little bitter.
Elton’s husband, David Furnish, ended up going off on the outcome on Facebook, states TMZ. “Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!” Furnish commented.
He then continued, “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s narcissism.”
Not only that, but Elton reportedly told a reporter on the red carpet that Madonna had no “f**kin’ chance” of winning.
What do you think about the rivalry?
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“Extremely Loud” and Stephen Daldry’s Oscar chances — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The “Awards Season Screener” of choice from family members visiting over the holiday weekend was Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” (The second most popular was Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” followed by “The Artist.”)
All three went over very well – an extremely unscientific poll, which is influenced by overeating and alcohol – but “Loud” was a devastator. I now know at what moment I need to get up and get the tissue boxes ready, because the tears are about to flow.
It worked every time. And now that I’ve seen it a number of times, I’m even more confident throwing my support behind Daldry’s powerful and moving drama. Mainly, I’ve come to realize the precise structure of Eric Roth’s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel. Mysteries about The Renter (Max von Sydow), the key, the swing and other obstacles I might have encountered on a first pass are buttoned up with repeat viewings.
And then there’s Thomas Horn’s calculated performance as Oskar, the heartbreakingly challenged escort through Daldry’s complicated, emotional expedition through post-9/11 Manhattan. It’s such a mature turn, marked by complicated flourishes in scenes that young kids shouldn’t understand. Watch his scenes with Sandra Bullock or Jeffrey Wright near the end of “Loud.” It’s hard to say whether Horn – a former “Jeopardy” contestant – has a career outside of this movie, but for this particular part, he connects with a courage that resonates.
Of course, “Loud” plays on our sympathies for those who lost someone in 9/11, but the film rarely becomes the maudlin, manipulative movie that you fear. Instead, it’s the life-affirming story of a fractured family trying to rediscover a personal balance in the wake of that national catastrophe. Oskar father, who dies in one of the attacked towers, could have had a heart attack on his way home from his suburban office. He could have lost his life in a car crash, and young Oskar still would have to work through his grief using his own unique methods.
And yet, at the onset, I hated Oskar. Hated him. He’s insufferably eccentric, who’s inquisitive mind – and his enabling parents (played by Tom Hanks and Bullock) – grated on my every nerve. Oskar’s eccentricities, his insufferable narration, blocked me from embracing this story on my first pass. I was just about ready to wave the white flag and dismiss “Extremely Loud” as pretentious [...]

Oscars: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” a human journey – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: That uppercut to the gut we’ve been waiting for all awards season? It finally arrives in the form of young Thomas Horn.
Full reviews still have to be held until closer to release date, but I’m currently allowed to comment on the awards hopes for the film, which moved me in ways I certainly didn’t expect.
Warner screened the film late, which might have led to the goose egg from the Golden Globes. The Broadcast Film Critics Association responded to this film’s intense gravitational pull, awarding it with four nominations including Best Picture, Best Young Actor (for Horn), Best Director (for Daldry) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Roth). And I’m hoping Oscar recognizes the film and its talent.
Daldry’s an Oscar veteran. That’s an understatement. When it comes to the Best Picture and Director races, Daldry’s a perfect three-for-three. If the Academy’s paying a bit of attention, he has a very good chance of going four-for-four in those two (and several other) categories come January.
More commentary and review coming soon …

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“The Artist” tops with the New York Film Critics’ Circle – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The New York Film Critics’ Circle has convened in Manhattan and named Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” as the year’s best film. The full list of winners can be found below.
Hazanavicius also won Best Director from the group, while “Moneyball” and “Tree of Life” divided up ket categories. Albert Brooks probably bolstered his slot in the Best Supporting Actor Oscar race for his mesmerizing turn in “Drive.” And the challenge for Jessica Chastain will be deciding which award-worthy performance she should put her weight behind.
Here are the NYFCC selections for 2011:
Best Picture: “The Artist”
2011 Special Award to be given posthumously to filmmaker Raoul Ruiz
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for “Tree of Life”
Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Actor: Brad Pitt for “Moneyball,” and “Tree of Life”
Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for “Drive”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter
Best Nonfiction Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Best First Feature: Margin Call
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Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” trailer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: When it comes to the Oscars, few directors have a better track record than Stephen Daldry. All three of his feature-length directorial efforts have been nominated for Best Picture (“Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader”), which is why trackers anxiously are awaiting the first glance at his upcoming film, an adaptation of the best-selling novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”
Wait no longer.
The film’s first trailer is below. The story follows a young boy who embarks on a search through New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Even without Daldry’s involvement, we’d be interested. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock co-star, and the 9/11 tie catches our eye to see how that material will be treated.
“Extremely Loud” will open in limited release on Christmas Day before going wider in January.
Here’s the trailer. What do you think?

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Elton John prepping “Rocketman”, a biopic on his life

HollywoodNews.com: Entertainment Weekly reports that Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, are prepping Rocketman, a biopic about the rock icon’s life.
Written by their Billy Elliot collaborator Lee Hall, the film will document the ups and downs of his life and career, through fantastical musical sequences.
“We’ve always thought there was a wonderful cinematic opportunity to tell Elton’s life story,” Furnish tells EW. “But we wanted to wait until the time was exactly right. Elton feels very excited about doing it now — he’s in a very happy place in life right now and thinks it’s a good time to artistically reflect on the past.”
”Elton has lived a very extraordinary and unique life,” Furnish added. “You can’t tell his life story without going to the dark places. We’re going to touch on those too. But at the end, we want people to come away from the cinema feeling inspired and uplifted.”
For more details on Rocketman, check out next week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Sept. 30.
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Elton John’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearance

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Elton John did pretty well as host and musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in my opinion.
I fell asleep after the first sketch but have caught up on Hulu and the one that has him with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip is hilarious.
His monologue was a hoot!
Elton came out and told the crowd: “This is my second time here so it is perfectly appropriate for me to say: “THE BITCH IS BACK!”
He talked a lot about his baby son with partner David Furnish: “As you can see I still haven’t lost the baby weight.”
It was funny when he said the baby is a lot like him because “he screams and cries when he doesn’t get his way and he’s had his ups and downs with he bottle.” He said there have been feeding difficulties because the baby “is rejecting the breast and in that way, he takes after both of his fathers.”
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