James Marsden thanks Julia Roberts for helping him land Hairspray role

James Marsden has credited Julia Roberts for helping him to land a key part in Hairspray.The Notebook star was desperate to get the part of TV host Corny Collins in the 2007 remake of the movie musical, and agreed to meet director Adam Shankman for lun…

James Marsden has credited Julia Roberts for helping him to land a key part in Hairspray.

The Notebook star was desperate to get the part of TV host Corny Collins in the 2007 remake of the movie musical, and agreed to meet director Adam Shankman for lunch in an almost empty restaurant in New York.

But during a virtual episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, James told host Ellen just how stunned he was when the Oscar winner approached him and the moviemaker.

“In the middle of the interview… I had a tap on my shoulder and it was Julia Roberts,” he recalled. “She said, ‘I’m sorry to interrupt, but I just wanted to tell you you’re in my favourite movie, The Notebook, and I love what you do in the film… and nice to meet you.’

“And then Adam Shankman turns to me and says, ‘If you didn’t have the job already, I think that sort of seals it,'” the Westworld star laughed, noting that he has the Pretty Woman actress to thank for helping him land the coveted part.

“So, I have Julia Roberts to thank for that. She was the one who cemented me getting cast in that role,” James quipped.

The 46-year-old appeared alongside the likes of John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, and Amanda Bynes in the movie.

He was last seen onscreen in TV series Mrs. America and in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

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Kendall Jenner collaborating with Kylie Jenner on cosmetics collection

Kendall Jenner is finally teaming up with her sister Kylie Jenner on a collection for Kylie Cosmetics. Since she entered the cosmetics business in 2015, Kylie has collaborated on collections with her half-sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, mo…

Kendall Jenner is finally teaming up with her sister Kylie Jenner on a collection for Kylie Cosmetics.

Since she entered the cosmetics business in 2015, Kylie has collaborated on collections with her half-sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, mother Kris Jenner, and more recently, her daughter Stormi, who is about to turn two years old, and now she’s working with her sister Kendall on a line.

Ellen DeGeneres revealed the news while interviewing Kendall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, and the model explained her contract with Estee Lauder was the reason why she wasn’t able to collaborate with Kylie Cosmetics before.

“And you’re doing a make-up collab with Kylie as well, which is very cool,” the talk show host said, to which Kendall replied, “Yes, we’re very excited about it. We’ve actually not said anything, that we’re doing it, yet.

“I’m the last sister – or the last family member – I think. I had a contract before with another make-up company, so now I’m able to do it.”

The 24-year-old, who was wearing winged eyeliner, shimmery bronzer, and a mauve lip gloss on the show, also teased that she was wearing products from their collaboration. She added that they were both taking the line “seriously” and planning to go all out.

“I feel like we’re really going big because I’m her full blood,” Kendall said.

Kylie, 22, explained to fans during an Instagram Live last year that her sibling’s Estee Lauder contract was the reason behind a delay in their partnership.

“You know Kendall was in a contract for a really long time, so I couldn’t do a collab with her. That’s the only reason why I didn’t collab with her… But, you know, we worked it out,” she shared.

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Colin Farrell regrets hair dye disaster

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water. Colin had been in the No…

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.

Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water.

Colin had been in the North Pole on the set of the four-part drama, alongside co-stars Stephen Graham and Jack O’Connell, and wanted to overhaul his look after playing the brutish character of Henry Drax when he returned home to Los Angeles. However, he hated the finished result.

“The job I finished close to the North Pole was fairly intense, so at the end of films, I like to do something that might be something as simple as paint a nail black or get a haircut… or shower,” he told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show on Wednesday. “I decided to dye my hair… so I went to (drug store) Rite Aid and spent about $80 on L’Oreal’s finest.

“It went f**ked up. It went bad… It went purple, and then it went p**s yellow, and then it went… foxy silver-grey.”

Colin later admitted he panicked because he didn’t want to show up on the set of his next project, Matt Reeves’s comic book thriller The Batman, in which he plays Penguin/ Oswald Cobblepot, with grey hair.

“I had somebody come by and fix it, a friend,” the 43-year-old added. “It was misguided but it was something to kill a few hours.”

The Irish star will appear opposite Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman in the film, which is due to begin shooting next month. The Batman is slated for release in June 2021.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globes tuxedo sells for over $27,000

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globes outfit has been sold for $27,450 (£21,200) to raise funds for the victims of Australia’s bushfires.The Fleabag creator wore the tuxedo, created by the designers at Ralph & Russo, to collect two prizes at the awards…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globes outfit has been sold for $27,450 (£21,200) to raise funds for the victims of Australia’s bushfires.

The Fleabag creator wore the tuxedo, created by the designers at Ralph & Russo, to collect two prizes at the awards bash in Los Angeles earlier this month.

After the ceremony, the custom-made two-piece, which featured geometric black and gold ribbon applique, Chantilly lace and a silk lapel, was signed by the star and put on the auction site eBay.

On Sunday, the auction closed with just one bid of AU$40,000, the equivalent of $27,450 (£21,200).

In a statement announcing she was auctioning the item, Phoebe said: “I’m very excited that this stunning, one of a kind, couture tuxedo created by Australian geniuses Ralph & Russo will continue its journey by contributing to this urgent cause.

“If money raised by its auction can help raise funds to fight the disaster in Australia, the future impact of this suit will be far greater than the luck it brought me and the Fleabag team at the Golden Globes.”

Originally from Australia, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo co-founded their couture label in London in 2006. They have since built up a reputation for outfitting celebrities like Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Angelina Jolie.

The bushfires in the country have caused mass destruction, killing at least 25 people, hundreds of millions of animals, and destroying more than 2,000 homes.

A host of stars including Chris Hemsworth, Kylie Minogue, Ellen DeGeneres, and Pink have donated to relief efforts.

Meanwhile, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang, and Olivia Newton-John are headlining a benefit concert for those affected next month.

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Cindy Crawford shares epic celebrity photo from 2003

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, whic…

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.

The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday.

Actresses Aniston, Union, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Deidre Hall, Allison Janney, Fran Drescher, models Amber Valletta, Rachel Hunter, and TV host Nancy O’Dell all feature in the picture taken in 2003.

And eagle-eyed fans even spotted the late Carrie Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd in the 16-person photo, which fans of Cindy said was the best celebrity group photo since Ellen DeGeneres’s record-breaking Oscars selfie in 2014.

“That’s a lot of girl power in one photo. #WCW,” the 53-year-old model wrote in the caption.

While followers speculated about the exact event the women were at – with one even suggesting it was Hunter’s wedding to Rod Stewart in 1990 as the model is wearing a white strapless dress – it was, in fact, a charity fashion show which raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to editors at People.com.

The women walked the catwalk as attendees placed bids on luxury items including five-star trips to Paris, Greece, and New York.

“OMGGGGGG!! That felt like 5 min ago!!!” Union commented on the snap, while So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley wrote: “Good lord! Now that’s a gang!”

Since the photo was taken, beloved Star Wars icon Fisher has passed away. She died following a stroke in December 2016.

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Ashley Graham shares baby’s sex and due date

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host. Beginnin…

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.

The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host.

Beginning with questions like, “Besides your husband, who do you have a crush on?”, in the final seconds of the game, Ellen asked, “Are you having a boy or a girl?”

“I’m having a boy!” Ashley screamed, before waving her arms and exclaiming: “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”

Her due date is in January. Elsewhere in the lightning round, the 32-year-old confessed that her most embarrassing wardrobe malfunction was at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show in September.

“My pants split in the crotch at the Fenty show,” the star laughed.

Ashley sweetly announced her pregnancy news on Instagram back in August, revealing she and husband Justin Ervin were expecting their first child together.

“Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” she began the post. “It has been the best journey with my favourite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin Life is about to get even better.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge has been candidly sharing her pregnancy journey on social media, and recently posted a nude video on Instagram.

“Getting bigger and bigger and trying to embrace my new body every day. It’s a journey and I’m so thankful to have such a supportive community,” she told her followers.

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Artist suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over heart design in clothing collection

An artist is suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over a heart design used in their clothing collaboration.Last year, the talk show host joined forces with the U.S. retail giant to launch EV1, a 60-piece collection featuring T-shirts, bomber jackets, jean…

An artist is suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over a heart design used in their clothing collaboration.

Last year, the talk show host joined forces with the U.S. retail giant to launch EV1, a 60-piece collection featuring T-shirts, bomber jackets, jeans, leisurewear, bags, and footwear, all priced under $30 (£25).

New York-based street artist Julian Rivera filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Walmart bosses and DeGeneres on Monday and claimed his “love” design was copied without permission on several items of clothing from the EV1 collection.

According to documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Rivera said he has “diligently controlled distribution of his work in order to protect his reputation”, and alleged that people may think he has falsely struck up a deal with Walmart.

“People who recognised his design in the EV1 Collection would have concluded that Rivera ‘sold out,’ diminishing the value of his work and reputation,” his attorney Jeffrey Gluck wrote in the complaint.

Rivera sent a cease and desist letter to Walmart bosses in May, and earlier this month the retail giant’s lawyers “asserted that it had not copied the Design, that its own graphic was quite different, and that the Design was only minimally creative.”

The artist is suing for copyright infringement and unfair competition and is seeking an unknown amount of monetary damages. He also wants any pieces of clothing featuring his artwork to be recalled.

A Walmart spokesman said to The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Tuesday that they “respect the intellectual property rights of others” and will “respond appropriately with the court”.

A representative for DeGeneres has yet to comment.

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Demi Moore returns to exercise routine after four-year workout break

Demi Moore has returned to her exercise regime after taking a four-year break from working out.The Ghost actress took to Instagram earlier this week to share a video of her doing a dance routine in front of an interactive mirror known as the Mirror. …

Demi Moore has returned to her exercise regime after taking a four-year break from working out.

The Ghost actress took to Instagram earlier this week to share a video of her doing a dance routine in front of an interactive mirror known as the Mirror.

“I haven’t exercised in, like, over four years,” she admitted in the footage before launching into a warmup. “So, this gonna be my next jam. Here I go. Wish me luck!”

Demi captioned the post by sharing her plan to do a 15-minute workout but confessed, “I am stalling!”

Later, she uploaded a second video showing her performing the moves in the dance cardio routine and told fans that her debut session “flew by” and added hashtags including #LovingLife, #BackInAction, #TightenUp and #GIJane, a reference to her 1997 film, in which she portrayed a super fit soldier.

The Mirror is a full-length mirror, which when turned on, allows users to follow along to an exercise instructor. Other celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have all praised the product, though it is priced at $1,495 (£1,180) and has a $39 (£30) per month subscription fee, which gives users unlimited live and on-demand workouts.

Demi’s new workout plan comes just over a month after she confirmed that her memoir, to be titled Inside Out, will be released in September.

Described as a “story of survival, success, and surrender,” the book will delve into her high-profile relationships, successful acting career, battle with addiction, body image issues, and parenthood.

“As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience,” a synopsis reads. “In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life-laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open-heartedness.”

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Ashley Graham became starstruck while meeting ‘idol’ Jennifer Lopez

Ashley Graham totally lost her cool when she met her “idol” Jennifer Lopez for the first time.The plus-size model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has landed gigs for the likes of Lane Bryant, Revlon, and Rag & Bone. Ashley is …

Ashley Graham totally lost her cool when she met her “idol” Jennifer Lopez for the first time.

The plus-size model is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has landed gigs for the likes of Lane Bryant, Revlon, and Rag & Bone.

Ashley is also a vocal advocate for inclusivity and body positivity, and during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which airs in the U.S. on Monday (26Nov18), she confessed that she became very starstruck when she recently met famously curvy superstar Jennifer in Las Vegas.

“I got invited to her after-party, after her concert, her last concert in Vegas, of course, I went to the after-party, I wanted to meet her oh-so-badly. So, I waited up really late because I’m not a night person, I’m a morning girl, but I was like, ‘I’m gonna meet JLo,’ and I broke a cardinal rule,” the 31-year-old recalled. “I don’t like it when people come up to me when I’m eating, and I don’t want to go up to a celebrity when they’re eating, but she was eating and it was late and I needed to go.”

Accordingly, Ashley rocked up to Jennifer and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez’s table and introduced herself. The brunette beauty explained that the On the Floor hitmaker was very sweet, but she quickly found herself babbling.

“I say, ‘First of all, I have a podcast, it’s called Pretty Big Deal and actually Kim Kardashian was just on it, and we were talking about you and how you’ve just been body goals for us, you know I’m a curvy girl, you’re a curvy girl, she’s a curvy girl, so hi, would you like to be on it? Oh, can we take a selfie.’ Then click, click, click. And she’s like, ‘Just have fun, have fun tonight.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m gonna. Thank you,'” she laughed.

During the interview, Ashley spoke about her new project with host Ellen, YouTube series Fearless, too, and shared that the venture is all about giving people the confidence to pursue their dreams.

“What Fearless is about is giving people confidence to take that next step in their life where they haven’t been able to get. It’s about having hard conversations and I thought it was really a part of who I am, ’cause I want to build up self-esteem in people regardless of if it is on the exterior or the interior,” the model added.

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Octavia Spencer grateful to co-star Mark Wahlberg for work-out makeover

Mark Wahlberg gave his Instant Family co-star Octavia Spencer a work-out makeover during a 4am gym session. The Oscar winner told the action man she wanted to be in better shape and he invited her to join him at his home gym for a pre-dawn shape-up. …

Mark Wahlberg gave his Instant Family co-star Octavia Spencer a work-out makeover during a 4am gym session.

The Oscar winner told the action man she wanted to be in better shape and he invited her to join him at his home gym for a pre-dawn shape-up.

Spencer had heard all about the actor’s early morning gym busting, but thought they were just made up to boost the muscle man’s appeal.

“He really rubbed off on me,” The Shape of Water star told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “I was kinda stalking him on the Internet, and I didn’t think that it was real – the waking up and working out at four o’ clock… but they really do get up every morning…

“I did it once with him and then I do it on Mondays with my trainer… All joking aside, he (Wahlberg) is such a fitness guru that he actually has helped me modify what I’ve been doing with my trainer and I love him for that.

“Fitness and weightloss is such a personal journey, so to have a god like that going, ‘Hey, let me help you’, you’re like, ‘Thank you god!'”

Octavia has been documenting her exercise efforts on social media, and last month (Oct18), credited the use of Wahlberg’s Performance Inspired natural workout supplements with helping her achieve additional results.

“I never go sleeveless. But here is what I want to show you,” she told fans in a video as she showed off her arms. “I’ve been working out for years and the cellulite on my arms has NEVER gone away. It’s melting away from my thighs, too!”

“The changes I’ve made? @performinspired supplements,” she continued. “Combined with balancing nutrition and the right workouts the changes are amazing.”

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