James Arthur’s weight rises to 238 pounds during lockdown

James Arthur is determined to shed some weight after hitting 238 pounds (108 kilograms) during lockdown.The Say You Won’t Let Go singer confessed to Britain’s The Sun newspaper that he has piled on the pounds during the coronavirus lockdown because he …

James Arthur is determined to shed some weight after hitting 238 pounds (108 kilograms) during lockdown.

The Say You Won’t Let Go singer confessed to Britain’s The Sun newspaper that he has piled on the pounds during the coronavirus lockdown because he didn’t have much else to do besides indulge in his love of sweet treats, and as a result, he now weighs 17 stone.

“I have put on a fair bit of weight since the beginning of the lockdown because there’s nothing else to do but stuff my face,” the 32-year-old admitted. “I’ve got a sweet tooth so it’s just cake really. I love cake.

“I’m pretty much a vegan so I’ve been having the fake meat – sausage sandwiches and stuff like that I’ve been digging into.”

The X Factor U.K. winner is now desperate to lose the weight and has been going on runs and using gym equipment at his home to help him shed the excess pounds and reach his goal.

“I’ve set myself a goal to lose a bit of weight. It might sound extreme but I’m 6ft 3in and I weigh 17 stone so I’d like to drop a couple of stone if possible,” he shared. “I’ve done a couple of 10-mile bike rides and that’s really effective. I’ve got a gym set up at the house, I’ve got a bunch of cardio machines like a treadmill and a Peloton bike.

“I want to come out of this thing in the best shape that I’ve ever been in, that’s something I’m genuinely striving for.”

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Idris Elba rode out horse allergy to shoot new western

Idris Elba’s allergy to horses didn’t stop him from saddling up for new movie Concrete Cowboys.The upcoming film is inspired by Greg Neri’s 2011 book Ghetto Cowboy, which follows 15-year-old Cole, who is taken to live with his estranged father Harp, as…

Idris Elba’s allergy to horses didn’t stop him from saddling up for new movie Concrete Cowboys.

The upcoming film is inspired by Greg Neri’s 2011 book Ghetto Cowboy, which follows 15-year-old Cole, who is taken to live with his estranged father Harp, as played by Elba, in North Philadelphia, where he discovers the city’s urban cowboy subculture.

The movie is also inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, a black urban horsemanship community which has existed there for more than 100 years.

While the British star was excited to shoot the flick, he admitted in a new interview with The Sun that it meant he had to power through his equine allergy.

“The stables have been there for hundreds of years and have communities within them,” Elba told the newspaper. “I’m allergic to horses but I really enjoyed learning how to ride and understanding how the people lived.”

Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin will take on the part of Cole, while the film will also feature Moonlight’s Jharrel Jerome, Orange Is the New Black’s Lorraine Toussaint, and The Chi actor Byron Bowers.

Ricky Staub makes his feature directorial debut on the movie, with Elba producing via his Green Door Pictures banner alongside Neri, Lee Daniels, and screenwriter Dan Walser.

A release date for Concrete Cowboys has not yet been announced.

Elba is also in the pre-production phases of Jeymes Samuel’s directorial debut, The Harder They Fall, and George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing, also featuring Tilda Swinton.

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George Lazenby wants Margot Robbie to be first female Bond

Former James Bond star George Lazenby has named Margot Robbie as his top choice to become the first female 007.As the upcoming No Time to Die marks the final outing for Daniel Craig as the British secret service agent, fans are now wondering whether or…

Former James Bond star George Lazenby has named Margot Robbie as his top choice to become the first female 007.

As the upcoming No Time to Die marks the final outing for Daniel Craig as the British secret service agent, fans are now wondering whether or not an actress will be announced as his replacement.

And speaking to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Lazenby stated that he would “rather see a woman on screen than a man” and tipped fellow Australian star Margot as his top pick for the role.

“There’s an Australian actress who’s over here that I was just listening to on the television today, Margot Robbie,” he said. “She would be good. She’s ballsy.

“She comes across like she’s very confident… if you can pull that off, people will believe you.”

The actor, who appeared as Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, then went on to suggest producer Barbara Broccoli could turn to mixed martial arts to find the next big star.

“Some Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters are women. They’re capable. I wouldn’t like to meet one in a dark alley,” the 80-year-old added.

Lazenby famously opposed the idea of a female 007 in 2018 when he commented in an interview, “It wouldn’t work. If you hit a woman, you get arrested.”

However, he later clarified his words, insisting “we have far to progress on equality” and adding: “I hope I can be known as The Spy Who Loved #MeToo.”

No Time to Die, also featuring Ana de Armas, Lea Seydoux, and Ralph Fiennes, is due to hit cinemas from 12 November.

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Ellie Goulding: ‘My gym addiction almost took over my life’

Ellie Goulding has credited husband Caspar Jopling with helping her overcome a gym addiction that nearly took over her life.The 33-year-old singer admitted in an interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper that her reliance on hitting the gym became so …

Ellie Goulding has credited husband Caspar Jopling with helping her overcome a gym addiction that nearly took over her life.

The 33-year-old singer admitted in an interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper that her reliance on hitting the gym became so extreme that she was working out every single day. And that, combined with a poor diet, meant Ellie wasn’t in a good place mentally and physically.

“I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality but I felt as though I did at one point have a gym addiction that was just not fun, I felt I had to go to the gym every single day,” she said. “I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because ­touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health.

“I felt as though it was a ­survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well.”

But after marrying art dealer Caspar last August, the BRIT Award winner was able to see that she could find a better balance.

“I thought the touring life was real life. I thought that was how my life was, and the idea that I could wake up in the morning and not have anything to do was really bizarre,” Ellie said. “Whereas now I have a much healthier diet and I’m quite into biohacking, which is an extreme word of trying to be the healthiest version of yourself you can ­possibly be. So not to be a complete nerd right now but it’s a ­genuine interest.”

The Burn hitmaker was also inspired by Caspar’s approach to fitness, and tried to incorporate his rowing training into her own workouts.

“He has such an amazing routine for that rowing and so I’ve been quite inspired by his amazing willpower and determination,” she added.

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Downton Abbey headed for sequel after box office success – report

Downton Abbey producers are reportedly moving forward with plans for a sequel after the film’s huge success at the box office.The feature film spin-off from writer Julian Fellowes’s TV period drama has earned more than $135 million (£110 million) in c…

Downton Abbey producers are reportedly moving forward with plans for a sequel after the film’s huge success at the box office.

The feature film spin-off from writer Julian Fellowes’s TV period drama has earned more than $135 million (£110 million) in cinemas around the world, banking huge profits on a budget believed to be under $20 million (£16.3 million).

On the likelihood of a sequel being confirmed soon, an insider tells British newspaper The Sun: “Downton’s popularity as a film has been phenomenal.

“It took $73 million (£60 million) in America alone and has been a roaring success. Julian and the team are over the moon with how it played out. No one expected it would be this big.

“The commercial viability of a second film is now a dead cert, so Julian has been told to start putting pen to paper on the follow-up.”

Speaking about the possibility of a sequel at the movie’s London premiere last month, Fellowes told WENN that a follow-up was likely if Downton was a success.

“We’ll have to wait and see, won’t we,” he said. “That will depend on how the feature is received.”

While Downton star Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson in the hit series and film, is also up for returning for a sequel, and commented: “That I’d do.”

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Bond movie halted by Daniel Craig’s ankle injury – report

The new Bond movie has reportedly been put on ice to allow Daniel Craig to recover from an ankle injury.The 51-year-old suffered the injury while filming in Jamaica, according to The Sun, and a shoot planned for Pinewood Studios near London, which had …

The new Bond movie has reportedly been put on ice to allow Daniel Craig to recover from an ankle injury.

The 51-year-old suffered the injury while filming in Jamaica, according to The Sun, and a shoot planned for Pinewood Studios near London, which had been scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled.

Craig and the Bond producers have yet to comment on the story.

Filming on Bond 25 began last month, with Rami Malek confirmed as the new Bond villain. Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the latest 007 film, a role he accepted after Danny Boyle exited the next 007 instalment.

Reports suggest the first round of filming in Jamaica has wrapped and Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas are now on their way to Britain, to link up with Malek and Bond regulars Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.

Bond 25 isn’t the only project Malek is busy with; he’s also said to be eyeing up a part alongside Denzel Washington in Warner Bros. crime thriller Little Things sources.

According to Variety, the Oscar winner, who took home a gold statute earlier this year for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, looks set to star in John Lee Hancock’s new film as a LASD detective.

The plot follows Washington’s burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff, who teams up with Malek’s character to reel in a wily serial killer.

Filming is due to kick off in the fall time when the 38-year-old wraps on Bond.

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Sharon Osbourne wants an unknown actor to play Ozzy in new love story movie

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife wants “a complete unknown” to play the rock star in a new biopic about their romance. Sharon Osbourne has revealed the new project will focus on her formative years and her lasting love affair with the Prince of Darkness. She alre…

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife wants “a complete unknown” to play the rock star in a new biopic about their romance.

Sharon Osbourne has revealed the new project will focus on her formative years and her lasting love affair with the Prince of Darkness. She already has someone in mind to portray herself in the untitled film, but Sharon would like Ozzy to be played by a newcomer.

“It’s everything before we get married,” she tells Variety. “It’s the madness of my childhood, growing up in the industry with a powerful father (notorious British music mogul and Black Sabbath manager Don Arden), who was somewhat violent… And it’s Ozzy at a very young age. It’s Ozzy at 20.”

The film will reportedly start on the day she and Ozzy first met and it will end with their wedding day, and Sharon insists that if the film is put together correctly, it could send a very powerful message to women who want to become music moguls and managers.

“There hasn’t been a movie about a woman that actually works on the management side – that’s a true story – and somebody that succeeds through the struggle and you come out the other side,” Osbourne explains.

Meanwhile, Sharon is keen to point out there is another Ozzy biopic in the works that really hasn’t impressed her.

“Just before Christmas, somebody said they had seen a movie script written about my life and it was on this website called Blacklist, and that is where writers go with scripts that are available to buy,” she explains to The Sun, “so I downloaded it, read it and it didn’t make sense. Timelines were all crazy.

“It had no heart, it just wasn’t me. How could somebody do that without asking me first? I got really upset, but forgot it because I’m working on my own thing.”

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