Terry Zwigoff Apologises to Mira Sorvino after Weinstein Blocked him from Casting her

Zwigoff admitted he was interested in offering her a role in the 2003 festive comedy, but was met with resistance by the disgraced producer. (Source: Kathy Hutchins - s_bukley - Shutterstock)

Zwigoff admitted he was interested in offering her a role in the 2003 festive comedy, but was met with resistance by the disgraced producer. (Source: Kathy Hutchins – s_bukley – Shutterstock)

Terry Zwigoff has claimed Harvey Weinstein blocked him from casting Mira Sorvino in ‘Bad Santa’.

The 68-year-old filmmaker has apologized to the 50-year-old actress after admitting he was interested in offering her a role in the 2003 festive comedy, but was met with resistance by the disgraced producer.

He tweeted: “I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in BAD SANTA, but every time I mentioned her over the phone to the Weinsteins, I’d hear a CLICK.

“What type of person just hangs up on you like that. I guess we all know what type of person now. I’m really sorry Mira.(sic)”

Terry’s admission came after Sir Peter Jackson revealed he had also been pressured by the movie mogul not to cast Mira or Ashley Judd – who are among dozens of actresses to have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct – in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film series because of their “difficult” behavior.

He said: “I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998. At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us – but in hindsight, I realize that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing. I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women – and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”

Representatives for Weinstein later hit back, insisting he had nothing to do with the casting of the movie, as by the time actors were hired, Miramax had lost the project to New Line.

They also pointed out that both actresses were subsequently cast in or considered for other Weinstein movies.
Peter then responded and maintained it was because of Weinstein’s comments he ruled the two actresses out from the project.

He said in a statement: “Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that ‘this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie’. That’s a deflection from the truth.

“In the 18 months we developed the ‘Lord of the Rings’ at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives.

“Amongst the many names raised, Fran [Walsh] and I expressed our enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In fact we met with Ashley and discussed two possible roles with her. After this meeting we were told by Miramax to steer clear of both Ashley and Mira, because they claimed to have had “bad experiences” with these particular actresses in the past.

“This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it.

“The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations.”

Both Mira and Ashley have thanked Peter for speaking out to explain why they were snubbed.

Mira tweeted: “Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I’m just heartsick.”

And Ashley wrote: “Peter & Fran had me in – showed me all the creative, the boards, costumes, everything. They asked which if the two roles I preferred, and then I abruptly never heard from them again. I appreciate the truth coming out. Thank you, Peter.”

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Robbie Williams, From Tour to Intensive Care?

Williams was forced to cancel several tour dates earlier this year after he fell

Williams was forced to cancel several tour dates earlier this year after he fell “ill” (Source: Andrea Raffin – Shutterstock)

Robbie Williams spent seven days in intensive care after “abnormalities” were found in his brain in September.

The ‘Party Like A Russian’ hitmaker was forced to cancel several tour dates earlier this year after he fell “ill”, and it was later revealed that he had been hospitalised in order to treat the mysterious ailment.

Now, Robbie has admitted his hospitalisation was more serious than it appeared, as after a health scare backstage in Zurich at the beginning of September, he was immediately rushed to an intensive care unit (ICU).

He said: “My left arm went numb and I couldn’t stop dribbling out of the side of my mouth. I had a headache and I was also having trouble breathing. I couldn’t get a full breath.

“After the show, my arm was still numb and my mouth was still dribbling. I saw myself as a soldier. I needed to finish what I’d started out, and I was going to go to Russia for the final two shows no matter what shape I was in.”

Before flying out to Russia to continue his tour, the 43-year-old singer stopped off in London for some emergency tests, where doctors discovered what appeared to be “blood” on his brain.

He continued: “I had blood tests done, and I had various scans including ones of my heart and my brain, and there were some abnormalities found, including something on my brain that looked like blood.

“That was obviously very scary, so the decision was taken out of my hands and I was sent straight to the intensive care unit. It’s very weird to go from being on tour to suddenly being in intensive care, but that’s where I found myself.”

Robbie also revealed his wife Ayda and their children Teddy, five, and Charlie, three, were in Los Angeles at the time and so were unable to see him during his troubling time.

However, he star was surrounded by medical professionals who took care of his every need, and after spending a week in ICU, he was given the all clear to head home, where he spent two months recovering.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: “[Ayda] couldn’t see me, and there I was in a little bed, attached to tubes. But in the ICU I was surrounded by people who were caring for me, in every sense of the word, 24 hours a day.

“I was confused and scared, but I knew I was in the right place. And, maybe naively, I felt like I knew I was going to be OK.

“They monitored me and gave me an MOT, basically. They checked everything out and eventually, after seven days, they said that I was fit to leave the ICU. After that, I still had to have a final scan to check that I was okay to fly.

“I was told to do nothing stressful for a few weeks – just to be, and sleep, and treat myself nicely.”

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Khloé Kardashian is Planning a ‘Low Key’ Baby Shower Before LA Birth

Kardashian is now deciding with Tristan where it is best they spend Christmas as he has a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day. (Source: JStone - Shutterstock)

Kardashian is now deciding with Tristan where it is best they spend Christmas as he has a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day. (Source: JStone – Shutterstock)

Khloé Kardashian is planning to give birth in Los Angeles.

The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star – who is reportedly pregnant with her partner Tristan Thompson’s baby – is also planning a “low-key” baby shower to celebrate the baby’s impending arrival.

A source said: “Khloé wants to give birth in Los Angeles. That’s the plan right now. For Christmas, Khloé wants to be with her family … Khloé seems very happy. She doesn’t really talk about the baby. She hasn’t had a baby shower yet, but has one scheduled. It’ll be low-key like Kylie’s.”

The 33-year-old television personality is now deciding with Tristan where it is best they spend Christmas as he has a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day.

The insider added to People magazine: “Tristan has a game on Christmas Day, so they are still deciding if they will celebrate together, or apart. Either way, they are spending New Year’s together.”

It comes after Khloé gushed about how she feels “truly blessed” to have Tristan in her life.

She shared: “Believe me, I know how truly blessed I am. I thank God every day for this life. It’s important to remember your blessings all year long, but Thanksgiving is a good time to take a moment and be appreciative.

“I am truly grateful for Tristan and all that he has brought into my life! He has been a huge positive influence on me and has given me a new level of happiness and love. I cannot tell you how much this centers me and keeps me sane throughout my life … all that I have, I give THANKS to God (sic)”

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Ryan Reynolds to Play This Role in Upcoming Live-Action Pokemon Film

Reynolds has been tapped to play the titular character who acts as the leading mascot of the Pokemon brand. (Source: Featureflash Photo Agency - Shutterstock)

Reynolds has been tapped to play the titular character who acts as the leading mascot of the Pokemon brand. (Source: Featureflash Photo Agency – Shutterstock)

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Ryan Reynolds has been cast in the upcoming live-action Pokemon film, Detective Pikachu.

Reynolds has been tapped to play the titular character who acts as the leading mascot of the Pokemon brand, noted The Hollywood Reporter who cited sources that said the role will utilize motion capture.

The actor joins a cast that includes Justice Smith (The Get Down) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies).

Detective Pikachu, based on the popular Pokemon Nintendo video game franchise that has spawned a collectible card game and a 20-season long animated series, will revolve around the father of Smith’s teenage character being kidnapped, leading him to team up with Pikachu in order to find him, Variety reported.

Newton will be portraying a journalist.

The film is being directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. There is no set release date for the project with Universal handling distribution outside Japan and Toho handling distribution in Japan.

Reynolds will next be seen in Fox’s upcoming superhero sequel Deadpool 2which arrives in theaters on June 1.

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Is Yosra El Lozy Racist?

El Lozy walked the runaway with Egypt’s most expensive wedding dress that allegedly costs around $5 million. (Source: Facebook - Yosra El Lozy يسرا اللوزي)

El Lozy walked the runaway with Egypt’s most expensive wedding dress that allegedly costs around $5 million. (Source: Facebook – Yosra El Lozy يسرا اللوزي)

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Egyptian actress, Yosra El Lozy, who is admired for her pretty looks and amazing acting skills, made an official apology on Twitter concerning an incident that occurred at Hany El Beheiry’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection fashion show.

El Lozy walked the runaway with Egypt’s most expensive wedding dress that allegedly costs around $5 million. The dress, however, weighed a bit too much that actress couldn’t carry it on her own. Ironically, two shirtless black men of color carried it for her.

Her appearance in an expensive dress that was being carried by two black men seemed very racist, and the Internet was completely outrage

(Source: Instagram – @yosraellozyofficial)

El Lozy took to Twitter to apologize to her fans and the world, and confirmed to everyone that the incident was was not planned in anyway. She even said that the the changes were made at the very last minute. The actress added that due to her nervousness, she was too preoccupied with the heaviness of the dress, to object about what was happening.

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John Cena in the UAE!

John Cena was spotted in the UAE attending a promotional fan event for his newest movie Ferdinand (Source: Twitter - @johncena)

John Cena was spotted in the UAE attending a promotional fan event for his newest movie Ferdinand (Source: Twitter – @johncena)

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The 40-year-old star who is best known for his WWE ways was spotted in Dubai’s Gold’s Gym, UAE. Let me give you a guess, he’s big and he’s every little boy’s idol.


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John Cena was spotted in the UAE attending a promotional fan event for his newest movie Ferdinand, that will be in available theaters on the 15th of December.

The event happened at Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates at 6:30 pm on the 1st of December, we’re quite sure he wasn’t hard to spot, considering his size.

(Source: Instagram – @get_uae)

However, it looks like Cena enjoyed his stay in Dubai a little too much as he was seen by the UAE News Events Daily at Gold’s Gym doing his ‘thang’, while a fan barged in to take a photograph

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Nelly Karim as a Child (with Picture)

Karim captioned her childhood's picture

Karim captioned her childhood’s picture “Thank you my brother for sending this picture “. (Source: Instagram – @nellykarim_official)

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Egyptian actress Nelly Karim posted an old picture of hers as a child on her official Instagram account.

Karim captioned the picture “Thank you my brother for sending this picture “.

Nelly also posted a picture of her wearing a Bikini on Instagram last month yet she was careful that her body does not really show in the picture, especially with the criticism she faced after a swimsuit picture she posted a while ago.

On another note, the “Sijn Al Nissa” series star attended Egyptian Director’s Enas Al Dighidi daughter Habiba wedding.

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