Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn grace cover of People’s The Beautiful Issue

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and her baby daughter Rani Rose have been tapped to star on the cover of People magazine’s annual The Beautiful Issue.The famous mother-and-daughter duo wore white for the ethereal photoshoot, and in the accompanying interview…

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and her baby daughter Rani Rose have been tapped to star on the cover of People magazine’s annual The Beautiful Issue.

The famous mother-and-daughter duo wore white for the ethereal photoshoot, and in the accompanying interview, they discussed how they’re tackling the current restrictions while in lockdown in Los Angeles.

“It’s definitely an interesting time for reflecting on what is truly important,” the 41-year-old actress told the outlet, as she practices social distancing and self-isolation at home with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, and her sons Ryder, 16, and eight-year-old Bing.

And Goldie credits focusing on “meditation, nurturing, loving kindness for all in my heart and staying safe inside” as she stays at home with her partner of 37 years, Kurt Russell.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kate revealed how her mother had taught her how to be confident from a young age, and gave her the tools to have faith in her decisions.

“My mom gave me the floor to be able to feel confident enough to go out and feel like my life could be my own,” the Almost Famous star explained. “Mom was my greatest cheerleader. And it just made me think about Rani… going, ‘I hope I give her that kind of confidence,’ you know?”

And she’s thankful for the 74-year-old Hollywood icon for giving her good advice, and encouraging her how to succeed on her own.

“Mom always said to me, ‘Don’t you ever let a man dim your light,'” Kate recalled. “So, I’ve never defined myself through the way a man sees me, but I can define myself in the unit that we can create together. That is what mom gave to me.”

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Tyrese Gibson joins cast of The Christmas Chronicles 2

Tyrese Gibson is to star alongside Kurt Russell in Netflix’s festive sequel, The Christmas Chronicles 2. The Fast and the Furious actor joins a cast which includes Kurt as Santa Claus, his real-life partner Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus, Darby Camp and Jud…

Tyrese Gibson is to star alongside Kurt Russell in Netflix’s festive sequel, The Christmas Chronicles 2.

The Fast and the Furious actor joins a cast which includes Kurt as Santa Claus, his real-life partner Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus, Darby Camp and Judah Lewis as the children Santa befriends, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as their widowed mother Claire.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyrese will portray Claire’s new boyfriend. The actor shared the casting news on Instagram alongside the caption: “God has officially blown my mind!”

In addition, Darlene Love, who is known for appearing in the Lethal Weapon movies and for singing festive classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), has also joined the cast in an unknown role.

In the first film, which was a surprise hit for the streaming service in 2018, the children, Kate and Teddy, get more than they bargained for when they plan to capture Santa on camera on Christmas Eve. In the sequel, Kate, who is now a cynical teenager, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa when a mysterious and magical being named Belsnickel threatens to destroy Christmas forever.

Chris Columbus, who produced the original film, is directing the sequel from a script he co-wrote with Matt Lieberman. He is also producing with Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan.

Goldie, who had a cameo in the first one, announced the sequel in an Instagram post earlier in December. Filming is now underway with the aim of being ready for next Christmas.

Tyrese was recently seen in police thriller Black and Blue and is gearing up for a big 2020, in which he will reprise his role as Roman in Fast & Furious 9 and appear in Sony’s Marvel movie Morbius, which stars Jared Leto.

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Mark Hamill beat Kurt Russell to Star Wars role thanks to George Lucas’ wife

Mark Hamill has George Lucas’ first wife to thank for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, because she advised the director to cast him.The actor was asked to recount his Star Wars screen test during a recent interview at the 92nd Street Y…

Mark Hamill has George Lucas’ first wife to thank for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, because she advised the director to cast him.

The actor was asked to recount his Star Wars screen test during a recent interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York and confessed he has since found out that he, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were up against another trio, led by Kurt Russell, as Lucas was making his final decision about who to cast in the now-iconic sci-fi fantasy movies.

“There were two sets of Princess, Pirate and Farmboy – Harrison, Carrie and me, and the other group of actors, and when George went to London to start filming he hadn’t yet chosen and Marcia Lucas later told me, ‘I was the one who recommended your group’. So I have to thank Marcia for that,” he explained.

Hamill has since seen the audition tapes that featured as extras on a Star Wars DVD and he’s amazed he got the role of Skywalker.

“I watched William Katt just oozing with charisma, Kurt Russell, Robby Benson was boyish and young; and they all would’ve been perfect for Luke. Kurt Russell was even edging toward Hans Solo, which he could’ve played,” he praised. “I don’t know why they picked me out of everybody else.”

Back in 2017, Russell opened up about missing out on the role of Han Solo.

“I was actually pretty (close), in the final running,” the 68-year-old told USA Today, adding that he was also being considered for a starring role in a Western TV show on U.S. network ABC. “I asked George, ‘Do you think you’re gonna use me?’ He said, ‘I don’t know if I want to put you with him, or those two guys together.’ I got to go to work, so I did the western. Clearly, made the right choice.”

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn returning for The Christmas Chronicles sequel

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are reteaming as Santa and Mrs. Claus for a sequel to last year’s hit Netflix movie The Christmas Chronicles.The Death Becomes Her actress took to Instagram on Friday to announce she and her longtime partner will be back as…

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are reteaming as Santa and Mrs. Claus for a sequel to last year’s hit Netflix movie The Christmas Chronicles.

The Death Becomes Her actress took to Instagram on Friday to announce she and her longtime partner will be back as the Clauses in The Christmas Chronicles 2 at the end of next year.

“A year later and I’m still ringing Santa’s jingle bells,” the 74-year-old cheekily captioned a shot of the couple in their matching outfits posing in front of a snowy backdrop. “I couldn’t be happier to be working on @christmaschronicles again with Kurt Russell, my real life Santa @netflix 2020.”

Goldie appeared as Mrs. Claus in a surprise cameo at the end of the 2018 movie.

The Christmas Chronicles was a huge hit for the streaming service, and followed Kurt’s wisecracking Santa Claus as he took siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce, played by Darby Camp and Judah Lewis, on a whirlwind adventure to try and save the festive holiday.

Directed by Clay Kaytis, it also starred Goldie’s real-life son Oliver Hudson as well as Lamorne Morris and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

And in next year’s new film, Santa Claus reteams with Kate, now a teenager, to battle a mythical troublemaker named Belsnickel, who will be played by Deadpool 2 star Julian Dennison.

Director Chris Columbus will helm the sequel, after serving as a producer on the original.

Goldie’s daughter Kate Hudson showed her support for the sequel on her mother’s Instagram post with a series of emojis, including a love heart.

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Quentin Tarantino turns The Hateful Eight into Netflix miniseries

Quentin Tarantino has given his 2015 film The Hateful Eight the miniseries treatment for Netflix.Tarantino’s Western epic, which has a nearly three-hour runtime, hit the streaming service last month (Apr19), and was made available to subscribers in t…

Quentin Tarantino has given his 2015 film The Hateful Eight the miniseries treatment for Netflix.

Tarantino’s Western epic, which has a nearly three-hour runtime, hit the streaming service last month (Apr19), and was made available to subscribers in two formats; the theatrical cut and an extended version divided into four episodes.

Explaining why he chose an alternative format, which included 25 minutes of additional footage, the famed filmmaker revealed Netflix bosses actually came up with the idea, and he was instantly intrigued.

“So Netflix came to us and said, ‘Hey, look, if you’d be interested… If there’s even more footage, if you’d be interested in putting it together and in a way that we could show it as three or four episodes, depending on how much extra footage you have, we’d be willing to do that.’ And I thought, wow, that’s really intriguing,” he recalled to Slash Film.

“I mean, the movie exists as a movie, but if I were to use all the footage we shot, and see if I could put it together in episode form, I was game to give that a shot, give that a try.”

Working with his longtime editor Fred Raskin, the pair set about turning the 168-minute Oscar-winning film, which stars Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, as well as Tarantino regulars Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen, into four 50-minute chapters.

“We didn’t re-edit the whole thing from scratch, but we did a whole lot of re-editing, and it plays differently,” Tarantino explained. “Some sequences are more similar than others compared to the film, but it has a different feeling. It has a different feeling that I actually really like a lot. And there was a literary aspect to the film anyway, so it definitely has this ‘chapters unfolding’ quality.”

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Goldie Hawn liked Kurt Russell’s ‘big Santa beard’

Goldie Hawn was a fan of Kurt Russell’s Santa Claus beard.The Hollywood heavyweight plays Chris Kringle in festive film The Christmas Chronicles, and instead of sticking fake fuzz on his face, Kurt opted to grow his very own white beard.And luckily Gol…

Goldie Hawn was a fan of Kurt Russell’s Santa Claus beard.

The Hollywood heavyweight plays Chris Kringle in festive film The Christmas Chronicles, and instead of sticking fake fuzz on his face, Kurt opted to grow his very own white beard.

And luckily Goldie, his partner of 35 years, was happy for him to bring his new look home.

“It was full on and took about four months to grow,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Goldie hated the look I had for The Hateful Eight – actually I hated it too – but she was much better with the big Santa beard.”

As well as sporting a long handlebar moustache for Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 western The Hateful Eight, Kurt has also grown his facial hair out for films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Deepwater Horizon, and ’80 sci-fi flick The Thing.

But it was the look for The Hateful Eight that the 67-year-old found the hardest to deal with.

“The buffalo jacket and a big moustache were Quentin,” Kurt previously shared in an interview for Details magazine. “It’s a big look, a moustache wearing a man. I put a lot of stock in appearance.”

He also wore his hair long for the part of bounty hunter John Ruth, which had a direct impact on another film he shot around that time, Bone Tomahawk.

“For this guy here (Sheriff Hunt), I had to do a different version of him because I was getting ready for The Hateful Eight,” he said. “I would have changed my look significantly for this one. I would’ve had much shorter hair.”

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Kurt Russell: ‘Playing Santa is just like portraying Elvis’

Jumping into Santa Claus’ suit was a lot like playing Elvis Presley for Kurt Russell. The movie veteran jumped at the chance to play St. Nick in new Netflix film The Christmas Chronicles because he thought it would be fun to play another iconic charac…

Jumping into Santa Claus’ suit was a lot like playing Elvis Presley for Kurt Russell.

The movie veteran jumped at the chance to play St. Nick in new Netflix film The Christmas Chronicles because he thought it would be fun to play another iconic character.

Kurt, who tackled Presley in 1979 biopic Elvis, tells This Morning, “It was a great opportunity. In my life I’ve had the chance to create some characters and hopefully be memorable. I think that when you’re going to play Elvis Presley, you’re playing an iconic person, so when you’re going to play Santa Claus you’re playing an iconic person.

“It was just a wonderful opportunity to get to play a character that has been around for 1,700 years. There’s not that many individuals that have that kind of history.”

And Russell took the role seriously, researching the Santa myth and reading up on the legendary character.

“Santa was always a big deal in our family, he still is,” the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 star explains. “As an actor, it’s not like he was a comic book character that was invented, this is a real person, so I wanted to find out as much as I could about him.”

It’s not the first time Kurt has tried on the Santa suit – he once dressed up as Father Christmas to thrill kids, including his young son, Wyatt, at a mall in Los Angeles.

“I got into what I thought was a good Santa mode and I was mall Santa for about an hour and a half,” he laughs.

The Christmas Chronicles starts streaming on Netflix as America celebrates the start of the holiday season on Thanksgiving Day (22Nov18).

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Dwayne Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China movie won’t be a remake

Dwayne Johnson’s new Big Trouble in Little China movie will be a “continuation” rather than a remake.The wrestler-turned-actor was first attached to headline a sequel in 2015, with it reported that he was set to take on the part of Jack Burton, the rol…

Dwayne Johnson’s new Big Trouble in Little China movie will be a “continuation” rather than a remake.

The wrestler-turned-actor was first attached to headline a sequel in 2015, with it reported that he was set to take on the part of Jack Burton, the role played by Kurt Russell in the original 1986 martial arts comedy directed by John Carpenter.

But Hiram Garcia, president of production at Seven Bucks Productions – the film company founded by Dwayne and his ex-wife Dany Garcia – has now clarified that the upcoming project will have a whole new storyline.

“We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China,” he told Collider.com. “You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China.”

Hiram went on to explain that he is currently working on the plot with a team of writers and they are “deep” in the development phase. He also emphasised that Dwayne will not be playing Jack in the film, but taking on an entirely new role.

“Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually In a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked,” he commented.

The original Big Trouble in Little China followed Jack as he helps his friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) rescue his fiancee from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The feature, also starring Kim Cattrall, James Hong and Kate Burton, grossed a mere $11.1 million (£8 million) in North America, though has since gone on to become a cult classic among fans.

Dwayne was last seen onscreen in action movies Rampage and Skyscraper and is currently filming Disney’s adventure flick Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Jesse Plemons.

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Dave Bautista calls working for Disney after James Gunn firing ‘pretty nauseating’

Dave Bautista has told fans working for Disney bosses on the next Guardians of the Galaxy will be “pretty nauseating” after the firing of director James Gunn. The filmmaker and writer behind both Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) films, a part of the Dis…

Dave Bautista has told fans working for Disney bosses on the next Guardians of the Galaxy will be “pretty nauseating” after the firing of director James Gunn.

The filmmaker and writer behind both Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) films, a part of the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was dropped as director of the third instalment in July (18) after old tweets he sent joking about rape and paedophilia resurfaced.

Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer, was the first core member of the Guardians cast to speak out about the news, taking to Twitter to defend Gunn’s character, and recently teamed up with the rest of the cast, including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, to share an open letter in which they called for him to be reinstated as director, even though they don’t support his tweets.

On Sunday night (05Aug18), the Spectre actor was asked by a Twitter user what he plans to do if Gunn isn’t brought back, and the former wrestler admitted he is contractually obliged to reprise his role but will find it hard to work for those who ousted Gunn.

“I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for,” he tweeted. “GOTG w/o (without) @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel (sic).”

The 49-year-old has been a vocal supporter of the director ever since his firing.

In his original tweet, he wrote: “I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this… @JamesGunn is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. I’m NOT ok with what’s happening to him.”

Guardians 2 actor Kurt Russell has also backed Gunn, recently telling Variety: “He has a wonderful heart and a wonderful mind. I hope he is forgiven.”

Gunn, who has apologised for his offensive tweets, had completed the first draft of his screenplay for Guardians 3, which was originally scheduled to hit cinemas in 2020.

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Kurt Russell: ‘I hope James Gunn is forgiven’

Kurt Russell has come to the defence of his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn, hoping the filmmaker can be forgiven for ill-advised past tweets. James was booted from the third film in the Marvel franchise after old tweets he sent joking a…

Kurt Russell has come to the defence of his Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn, hoping the filmmaker can be forgiven for ill-advised past tweets.

James was booted from the third film in the Marvel franchise after old tweets he sent joking about rape and paedophilia resurfaced recently.

The 51 year old, who wrote and directed the first two Guardians films, was quick to apologise for the offensive posts, which he explained were written for shock value, and fans and the films’ stars have been rallying around to try and get Disney bosses to change their minds about his dismissal.

Kurt worked with Gunn on the franchise’s second film and explains movie bosses were too harsh.

“It’s sad but it’s a part of our fabric now, and I get it,” he tells Variety. “But I do think we’re getting a little too sensitive on maybe some of the wrong people.”

“You have to realise that when you are in that world as a comedian, a writer, whatever, you’re always stretching the boundaries and trying to find something which lead him to something that the world loves, which is Guardians of the Galaxy,” he adds. “He has a wonderful heart and a wonderful mind. I hope he is forgiven.”

Russell is not the only cast member to defend Gunn – last month (Jul18), Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, and the director’s brother, Sean Gunn, were among those who signed a letter in support of James.

It read: “We have been encouraged by the outpouring of support from fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of Volume 3, as well as discouraged by those who were so easily duped into believing the many outlandish conspiracy theories around him.

“Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His story isn’t over – not by a long shot.”

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