2011年12月31日

Bad luck, Jim! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield enjoy a romantic evening together after Carrey's 'creepy' video message

Hollywood's hottest young couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield enjoyed a romantic meal together last night.

The pair, who became an item after meeting on the set of their upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man, dined at Nobu restaurant in Malibu.

They both looked casual and cool with Emma, 22, wearing a simple black dress and white brogues, and 28-year-old Andrew sporting a T-shirt and jeans.
Romantic: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield went on a dinner date last night
Romantic: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield went on a dinner date last night
The Social Network actor walked a little way ahead of Emma but the pair seemed relaxed as they got into Andrew's car.

Andrew stars in the upcoming reboot of the superhero film series as Peter Parker, while Emma will play his love interest Gwen Stacy.

And he did not appear to be phased after learning this week that   has a crush on his redheaded girlfriend.
Young love: The couple met on the set of their upcoming Spiderman reboot movie
Young love: The couple met on the set of their upcoming Spiderman reboot movie
The 49-year-old actor posted a video blog online in which he declares his 'undying love' for the Easy A star.

The clip shows him saying to the camera: 'This is a message to Emma Stone. Emma, I just wanted to let you know that I think you are all the way beautiful, not just pretty but kind-hearted and if I were a lot younger I would marry you and we would have chubby little freckle-faced kids.'

He continues: 'Every day for the rest of your life, you would thank God that I was the appropriate age for you.
Comfortable: The pair walked a little way apart but seemed relaxed as they returned to Andrew's car
Comfortable: The pair walked a little way apart but seemed relaxed as they returned to Andrew's car

Casual date: Emma wore a simple black dress and white brogues while Andrew opted for a T-shirt and jeans
Casual date: Emma wore a simple black dress and white brogues while Andrew opted for a T-shirt and jeans
Casual date: Emma wore a simple black dress and white brogues while Andrew opted for a T-shirt and jeans
'But I'm not. I'm 49. I have lines on my face, sometimes a little grey in my beard, and it takes me a little longer to pee than it used to. Those are the only discernible signs of ageing that I can find so far.'

While a rep for the actor has insisted the clip is pure comedy, some bloggers and US media outlets are calling it 'creepy'.

Staring earnestly into the camera the comedian adds: 'Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how I felt. You're pretty special, and I wish you continued success and artistic fulfilment, but most of all, I wish you love and contentment. That's all.'
'Creepy': Jim Carrey declared his 'undying love' for Emma this week in an online video blog
'Creepy':   declared his 'undying love' for Emma this week in an online video blog

ohn and Edward sparkle brightest among X Factor crew at film premiere on the night of London's big Xmas lights swich-on

The stars were out in force last night for the premiere of the new 3D Disney film A Christmas Carol.
And leading the pack were the final eight X Factor acts, who swept into London town dressed in their best for an outing on the red carpet.
They arrived to winter wonderland scenes, with Leicester Square transformed into a festive feast of carol singers, Christmas trees and performers adorned in Victorian clothing.
Irish twins John and Edward Grimes predictably stole the show in matching grey suits and trainers by jumping in front of their slightly more aloof rivals.
X Factor
Christmas cheer: The remaining eight X Factor acts spiced up the world premiere of Disney's new animated film A Christmas Carol which was held in London's Leicester Square last night

The premiere of the film, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, coincided with the big Christmas lights switch-on.
Rubber-faced funnyman Jim Carrey, who stars in the animated movie, turned on the lights in Oxford Street, while Colin Firth illuminated nearby Regent Street and Bob Hoskins did the honours at St Paul's Cathedral.
Carrey, who wore a beard, plays Ebeneezer Scrooge, while Firth is Fred and Hoskins Mr Fezziwig in Robert Zemeckis' film.
X Factor's Lucie Jones and Stacey Soloman
John and Edward Grimes
Here comes trouble: Lucie Jones and Stacey Solomon (left) and Dublin twins John and Edward Grimes

 Danyl Johnson, Jamie Archer and Ollly Mur
Here come the boys: Simon Cowell's Over 25s, Danyl Johnson, Jamie Archer and Olly Murs

There was musical entertainment from acts including girl group The Saturdays, Peter Andre, Spandau Ballet and The Noisettes in the build-up to the switch-ons.
It is the 50th anniversary of the Christmas lights on Oxford Street, and the first time the illuminations have been turned on simultaneously with Regent Street.
After the switches were flicked, award-winning singer Andrea Bocelli and the St Paul's Cathedral Choir led crowds in an attempt to stage the world's biggest carol singing event.
Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy
Colin Firth and wife Livia
Leading men: Stars of the movie   with wife Jenny McCarthy and his co-star Colin Firth and wife Livia
Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth
All together: Carrey poses with Bob Hoskins, who also appears in the movie, and Firth

Fans who gathered at the three sites, as well as Leicester Square, joined in the record attempt.
A bearded Carrey told Sky News the singing was 'beautiful'.

 
He called A Christmas Carol 'the best version that's ever been seen' and added: 'It's a new era and a new way of seeing this story.'
Carrey voices characters including Scrooge in the animated film, and explained how he prepared for the role.
The Saturdays
On form: The Saturdays stars Una Healy, Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman, Mollie King and Frankie Sandford
Peter Andre
Chantelle Houghton
Dressed to impress: Singer Peter Andre and former Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton

'The belief that he has through his entire life that he is unloved and unworthy of love, that's where I started,' he said.
'That creates a spiritual acid reflux as it were.'
The 47-year-old joked that he wanted the film released earlier in the year.
He said: 'I told them I wanted it to start earlier but the research showed that closer to Christmas would be better. I wanted this to be a summer release.'
Little Boots
Faryl Smith
Konnie Huq

Hitting the right note: Little Boots,  Britain's Got Talent star Faryl Smith and presenter Konnie Huq
A Christmas Carol
Performers in costume prior to the film's premiere at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square

The Christmas lights events were followed by the premiere of A Christmas Carol in three cinemas in Leicester Square as well as ten others around the country.
Organisers hope the event will set a world record for the largest premiere of a 3D film.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Oh yea, oh yea: Actors give a Dickensian flavour to the proceedings in Leicester Square
British heart-throb Firth revealed how he and Carrey had to squeeze themselves into skin-tight spandex bodysuits to make the film.
The Bridget Jones actor joked that he had to reach for the contents of his fruitbowl to give him a more impressive silhouette in the unforgiving outfit, which he said showed off every lump and bump.
The two actors also told of the humiliating pose they had to strike before filming each scene and described how much pressure there was on them to get each take right, because of the way the film was made.


Earlier the stars of the movie switched on the Christmas lights in London simultaneously with Carrey turning them on in Oxford Street, Firth in Regent Street and Hoskins illuminating St Paul's Cathedral
Spandau Ballet
True: Spandau Ballet performed outside the cathedral (from left) Martin Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and Gary Kemp (drummer John Keeble is hidden)

The 3D film, made by Who Framed Roger Rabbit? director Robert Zemeckis, uses performance capture - a technological process which records actors' movements and expressions and turns them into animation.
Zemeckis' Polar Express and Beowulf were also made in this way.
Peter Andre
Little Boots
Andrea Bocelli

Other performances came from Peter Andre, Little Boots aka Victoria Hesketh and Andrea Bocelli
The Saturdays
The Saturdays also sang for the crowds before attending the premiere

Firth, who won the hearts of many by donning period clothing for the television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, said he was deprived of such dressing up on A Christmas Carol.
He said: 'The 18th century breeches and boots were designed to flatter. The spandex that we were put in bulges in all the places you don't want it to bulge, resolutely refuses to bulge in the places you don't want it to bulge.
'I tried every form of fruit and vegetable available to me in my trailer, every culinary item, juicers, blenders and I thought 'well no, it's the spandex so it's obviously not me I'm fine,' and then I walk into Jim, hung like a water buffalo.'

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st pauls
regent street

In bed with Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes: Real-life couple live out marriage and children fantasy in Christmas skit


While many are familiar with the beloved poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, the team at Funny or Die have added an imaginative and hilarious twist to the holiday classic.
They've entitled their composition, Drunk History Christmas, and drafted in   and real-life couple, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes to ensure it's got that extra bit of festive sparkle.
In their version, comedian Allan McLeod painstakingly tries to recite the poem after having half a bottle of whiskey, but thankfully, Gosling, Jim Carrey  and Eva Mendes chip in to help tell this complicated story of Christmas magic.
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Crash: The sound of a million hearts breaking at the sight of Ryan Gosling in bed with real-life girlfriend Eva Mende for this Funny or Die sketch
Shatter: The sound of a million hearts breaking at the sight of Ryan Gosling in bed with real-life girlfriend Eva Mende for this Funny or Die sketch
Playing happy families: Ryan and Eva look good with a couple of little ones
Playing happy families: Ryan and Eva look good with a couple of little ones
In a vignette that's sure to devastate his fans, 'kerchief' wearing Mendes plays doting wife to Gosling in bed as they enter a parallel world where they are married with two children
Carrey, 49 , plays Santa Claus, and has quite a run for his money in the comedy department from Gosling, 31 , who proved he can tickle a funny bone in this summer's Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Reluctant leap: Ryan hops out of the bed but even in this sketch, he seems reluctant to leave his beautiful girlfriend
Reluctant leap: Ryan hops out of the bed but even in this sketch, he seems reluctant to leave his beautiful girlfriend

Fetching: Unsurprisingly, Ryan even looks devilishly handsome in his silly Victorian nightwear
Fetching: Unsurprisingly, Ryan even looks devilishly handsome in his silly Victorian nightwear
He leads the action, leaping out his bed in Dickensian nightwear when the verse dictates for him to do so, though he seems reluctant to leave Mendes, 37 , behind.
More delights await thanks to the drunk confusion, like a sleigh full of antler-wearing puppies, but the story is told with many laughs, even more expletives and some nice period touches.
Christmas vision: Ryan stares out at the black sky, but the narrator must conjure up Santa Claus
Christmas vision: Ryan stares out at the black sky, but the narrator must conjure up Santa Claus

Little old driver, so lively and quick: Finally St Nick looms into view and the story moves along
Little old driver, so lively and quick: Finally St Nick looms into view and the story moves along
Eva and Ryan have been dating since September, when they were spotted enjoying a carefree date at Disneyland.
Last month, Ryan travelled to Paris to be with Eva while she filmed Holly Motors in the city.
It's a testament to the strength of their relationship that the Ides of March star would travel across the world to be with his new girlfriend.
Down the chimney: Jim Carrey's Santa delights the father of the house with his arrival
Down the chimney: Jim Carrey's Santa delights the father of the house with his arrival

I laughed when I saw him: Despite the expletive-ridden story, it's a genuinely cheery Christmas piece
I laughed when I saw him: Despite the expletive-ridden story, it's a genuinely cheery Christmas piece
The Notebook star was spotted carrying a single red rose for his lady as they walked the streets of the romantic city.
The pair dined at the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower before taking a stroll.
They were also spotted at Pere Lachaise cemetery where Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, and Honore de Balzac are buried. 
And he's away: Santa flies off to deliver the rest of his presents
And he's away: Santa flies off to deliver the rest of his presents

Why Colin Firth hates Christmas and admits in real life he is like Scrooge


Colin Firth has every reason to be looking forward to the festive season, with the release of Disney's new, 3D, £100 million adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, in which he stars with and Bob Hoskins.
But the 49-year-old actor admits he hates Christmas and is more like Scrooge than the character he portrays in the movie - Ebenezer's impossibly cheerful nephew, Fred. 'I have a profound loathing of Christmas - it's sad really,' he confesses.
'At this time of year, I am careful not to switch on the radio because those novelty jingles make me homicidal and plunge me into the heart of Scrooge territory.
Jim Carrey stars as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney's Christmas Carol
Admirabel anti-hero: stars as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney's Christmas Carol
'I think Christmas turns us all into Scrooge. Everyone is trying to throw happy stuff at you, and that's when I come over all humbug.
'I think A Christmas Carol is the best seasonal story you'll find, because after its darkness, fear and regret, you're ready for a bit of joy by the end.'


While Scrooge is described by Dickens as 'hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self-contained and solitary as an oyster', Firth admires his single-mindedness and his bracing cynicism.
'Scrooge is an anti-hero, for some reason - people admire this terrible old curmudgeon,' says Firth, who became a national treasure as Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride And Prejudice.
'Kids may be scared of the story, but you have to tell them it has a happy ending and that the ghosts are, in fact, acts of kindness to encourage Scrooge to change.'
And despite special-effects which make the snowflakes drift so close you can virtually feel them, Dickens purists may be pleased that, of all the versions of his story, Disney's is probably the one that most closely resembles the author's text.
A Christmas Carol is released in cinemas today.
 
 

Twitter severs all links with 'star-stalking' website that locates and tracks celebrities

Twitter yesterday cut its links with a website that plans to ‘stalk’ celebrities.
It acted after lawyers and privacy campaigners condemned JustSpotted.com as an invasion of privacy and a potential weapon in the hands of violent stalkers who want to harm TV, pop or film stars.
The website, which is scheduled to begin operating next Tuesday, aims to track the movements of the famous.
Dropped: Twitter has cut links with the new website that plans to 'stalk' celebrities
Dropped: Twitter has cut links with the new website that plans to 'stalk' celebrities
Happy: Actor Jim Carrey expressed his joy at the news on Twitter on Friday
Happy: Actor   expressed his joy at the news on Twitter on Friday
It had been developed in co-operation with Twitter and other social networking websites to collate news of 7,000 celebrities who advertise their activities through the internet.

It aims to collect information on stars and their whereabouts from their own postings on social networking websites and from sightings sent in by the public. The information would then be overlaid on a map of the world.
But yesterday, as the privacy row gathered momentum, Twitter executives distanced themselves from JustSpotted.
Twitter spokesman Matt Graves said: ‘This is not the product we licensed, and we have terminated their agreement.’
JustSpotted is being launched in the U.S. by three internet entrepreneurs who say it is ‘meant to give fans an idea of what their favourite celebrities are up to at any given moment’.
But lawyer Rod Dadak, head of defamation at the Lewis Silkin firm, said the site might break anti-stalking laws.
‘I don’t think this site will survive,’ he said. ‘It could be seen as inciting people to pay celebrities a visit. It could amount to a criminal offence, and it is certainly invading privacy.’
Daniel Hamilton, of Big Brother Watch, which campaigns to preserve privacy, said: ‘Aside from being hugely intrusive, it is a gift to stalkers and weirdos who could misuse it to harass celebrities.’

Elin must have known about Tiger Woods' affairs' claims comedian Jim Carrey


Sport's most famous philanderer, Tiger Woods, received support from an unlikely ally as he stepped onto the golf circuit for the first time since his notorious car crash.
Comedy actor   has raised eyebrows with his latest Tweets about Woods' infidelities claiming Elin must have been a 'willing participant' in the setup.
While the recently-single star, who split from Jenny McCarthy this week, may think he is helping the beleaguered golfer out, his shocking comment has only served to fuel the media circus around Woods' return to the sport.
Jim Carrey
Tiger Woods
Unexpected support:   has placed himself firmly on Woods' side over his infidelities, but has been critical of his wife Elin
His first Tweet yesterday was supportive of the star saying: 'Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself. 2 please his father he gave up his childhood and his freedom in the world. That's enough!'
But it was his second Tweet that was the most controversial and accusatory of Elin Nordegren who is widely considered the victim of recent events.
Sent just two hours after the first comment, Carrey said: 'No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason. kids/lifestyle'.
Carrey tweets
Strong words: Carrey's comments are bound to stir up more publicity around Woods and his fall from grace
The comment is particularly surprising as during the public furore over Woods' fall from grace there has never been any criticism of Elin or any suggestion that she knew what was going on.
Woods' team will undoubtedly be annoyed at the comment which comes after the golfer's main sponsor tried to move on from the incident with a heartfelt advert featuring the voice of his father.
In it a black and white image of Woods looking into the camera is shown with a voice-over from his father who died in 2006, saying: 'I want to find out what your thinking was; I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything?'
Tiger Woods
Back on form: Woods, uncharacteristically wearing dark glasses, recognises support from the crowd
Although some have criticised the advert for being creepy, it was widely thought to be an attempt to lay the constant rumours surrounding Wood to rest for good.
Woods himself defended it saying: 'It's what my dad would say. It's amazing how my dad can speak to me in different ways even when he's long gone. Any son who lost a father who meant so much in their life, I think, would understand the spot.'
Despite all the publicity surrounding his return to the sport, Woods is doing well and had his best ever opening round at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National yesterday.
Kultida Woods
Support: Kultida Woods turned out to watch her son play
With his wife notably absent but his ever-supportive mother by his side, the golfer managed to finish the day four under par.
Sheltering under a large sunhat Kuldita Woods watched her son's comeback and despite a few jeers as he made his way to the first tee, overall the crowds were supportive.
Wood, playing in dark glasses for the first time reportedly to shield his eyes from pollen, finished the day upbeat.
'I felt good,' he said.
'It was really good just to get out there and get into my rhythm and go about my business.'
Although he is currently trailing the two leaders Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, it is only by two strokes and in the past he has not taken the lead until the third round of the competition before going on to win it.