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Nicole Kidman’s Father Unexpectedly Dies in Singapore

Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) and her paren
Nicole Kidman and her parents Antony and Janelle Kidman arrive at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in 2002. Lucy Nicholson--AFP/Getty Images

Antony Kidman, an emminent clincal psychologist in Australia, was in Singapore visiting his other daughter at the time

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman’s father, Antony Kidman, has reportedly died in Singapore after a fall.

According to Australia’s news broadcaster ABC, the elder Kidman was in Singapore visiting his other daughter Antonia, Nicole’s sister, when the fall occurred. Few details of the accident have been released, though a Singapore police spokesman did tell Reuters that they were “investigating the unnatural death.”

Antony Kidman was a clinical psychologist, biochemist and author who had worked with the University of Technology’s Health Psychology Unit in Sydney, Australia. In 2005, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to health services.

“It is with great sadness that we learn of Dr Tony Kidman’s sudden passing. During his 43 years at the University of Technology, Sydney, Tony has contributed greatly—as a colleague, as a researcher, and as a health practitioner,” vice-chancellor professor Attila Brungs told Reuters in a statement. “Tony will be missed by all at UTS. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Though there has been no official statement from Nicole Kidman yet. The actress shared a close relationship with her father, often bringing him and her mother, Janelle, onto the red carpet with her at premieres and award shows.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Removes Ex-Wife From Governor Portrait

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveil's his official portrait during ceremonies at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2014.
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveil's his official portrait during ceremonies at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli—AP

A failed marriage can really tarnish your legacy—if by "legacy" you mean a 6-foot-tall oil painting

Consider that a divorce!

Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has had the image of ex-wife Maria Shriver terminated from his official government portrait.

The 6-foot-high oil painting was noticeably lacking the depiction of a small pin featuring Shriver that was worn on Schwarzenegger’s suit lapel when the work was unveiled at the California Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, the New York Post reports. Schwarzenegger sat for the portrait in 2003.

“Whoever touched it up did not do a very good job,” Richard Granis, a tour guide for the capitol, told the Post. “It was softball sized, right there on his left lapel.”

Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated in 2011, though their divorce has not yet been finalized.

[New York Post]

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Jennifer Garner Jokes About ‘Sexy Polaroids’

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner at the premiere of Men, Women & Children at the Toronto International Film Festival. Arthur Mola—Invision/AP

"That's what we do at the Affleck house!"

Here’s one way to keep your sexy photos from getting stolen and published all over the Internet: Take polaroids instead.

“That’s what we do at the Affleck house!” Jennifer Garner joked during a recent interview with Vanity Fair about her new drama, Men, Women & Children, which takes a look at the role technology plays in sex and intimacy today. “We have a stack of sexy polaroids.”

Garner’s “tip” comes in the wake of dozens of celebrities falling victim to their nude photos being leaked, the apparent result of a hacker infiltrating a backup storage service. And it’s pretty solid “advice,” too, even if she doesn’t really have those pictures — as a mom of three, she’s concerned about the risks that the Internet and social media pose to her kids.

“It makes you feel kind of sick to your stomach,” Garner said about the movie, in which she plays an overprotective mom who’s so concerned about her teenager’s online activity that she monitors all their digital communications. “With parenting, how I feel about it, and specifically my character I guess, you’re just trying to get it right. You’re trying to do right by your kids and you’re trying to protect them.”

[Vanity Fair]

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The Newest Drake Meme Shows That He Can Never Escape His True Identity as Jimmy From Degrassi

It's all taking place in Toronto

Sometimes, we all lose sight of the fight that before Drake was Drake, he was Aubrey Graham, a young actor on the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi.

Well, one Toronto resident is hoping to remind us of Drake’s roots by plastering pictures of his face on handicapped wheelchair signs around the city. (Drake, of course, played Jimmy, who was in a wheelchair after a shooting left him paralyzed from the waist down.)


Behind this trend — simply called “draking” — is journalist and blogger Lauren O’Neil. She told BuzzFeed that she and her boyfriend saw an accessibility sign on the subway recently and the idea just kind of came to them. Soon, they began “draking” all over town. “We just want to make people smile,” she said.

Man, that’s kind of a bummer. We were secretly hoping this was a viral campaign for some kind of Degrassi revival.

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Andrew Garfield on Nude Photo Hack: ‘An Abusive Violation of Womanhood’

'99 Homes' - Premiere - 71st Venice Film Festival
Andrew Garfield attends the '99 Homes' Premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 29, 2014 in Venice, Italy. Ernesto Ruscio—Getty Images

"It’s violent, and it’s misogynistic, and it’s revolting," he said

Since nude photos of dozens of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, were stolen from Apple’s cloud and leaked onto the internet, several actors have weighed in on the incident. The latest lambasting of those responsible for the leak comes courtesy of actor Andrew Garfield, who shared his feelings on the scandal with The Daily Beast. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor called the hacks “disgusting” and “misogynistic,” deploring the man who is blowing up the photos and displaying them in an art gallery in Florida.

Here’s what Garfield had to say:

It’s disgusting. “I have a right to your naked body or images that you’ve sent to your husband, or lover.” It’s disgusting. It’s this violent, abusive violation of womanhood—of divine womanhood. It’s violent, and it’s misogynistic, and it’s revolting, and it’s another example of what this distance has enabled us to do—it’s enabled us to be disassociated from each other. There’s enough awful shit coming from it that hopefully we’ll get to the point of, “OK, wait a second.” What’s scary is that we haven’t reached that point yet, and there hasn’t been a referendum put on it. The Internet is the new Wild West. There’s a guy now taking these pictures and putting them up in an art gallery. What f***ing right does he have to do that? It’s absolutely revolting.

[The Daily Beast]


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Watch Hugh Jackman Describe The ‘Uplifting’ Experience of Singing at Joan Rivers’ Funeral

He sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage"

Joan Rivers’ funeral was held on Sept. 7, and as she wished, it was a star-studded affair with celebrity guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Stern and Rosie O’Donnell. Rivers had also wanted X-Men star Hugh Jackman to perform at her funeral after seeing him in a musical, The Boy From Oz, 10 years ago. Jackman sang a song from that musical titled “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage.”

Jackman described the experience on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as “uplifting” and “moving” but also “funny.”

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Barbra Streisand Is Going on The Tonight Show

Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - May 26, 2014
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are seen on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. GONZALO/Bauer—Griffn/GC Images

Her appearance with Jimmy Fallon on Monday will be her first guest appearance in more than 50 years

Barbra Streisand will join Jimmy Fallon as a guest on The Tonight Show on Monday night.

Fallon announced his upcoming guest on Wednesday; NBC said it will be the film and music icon’s first guest appearance on a late-night talk show in more than 50 years (though she made a quick cameo on The Late Show With David Letterman in 1994, as The Hollywood Reporter noted).

Streisand’s appearance will coincide with the release of her new duets album “Partners” on Sept. 16. The album will feature 12 new duets with the likes of Billy Joel, John Mayer and Michael Bublé. It also promises a “one-of-a-kind virtual duet” with the late Elvis Presley, according to NBC.

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George Clooney Will Appear in a Downton Abbey Charity Sketch

Clooney in Downton Abbey charity sketch
A February 2014 file photo of George Clooney, who is to take a guest role in a charity sketch based on TV hit Downton Abbey Anthony Devlin—PA Wire/Press Association Images

But details are sketchy

George Clooney is set to make an appearance in a Downton Abbey charity sketch, a spokesperson for the hit British period drama has confirmed.

According to the Guardian, the 53-year-old Hollywood star will play an American wedding guest at the English country manor.

The scene was specially written as part of the Text Santa charity fundraiser for the ITV network, which broadcasts Downton Abbey in the U.K., and will be shown at Christmas. But Clooney will not be acting in a full episode and ITV are keeping quiet on further details.

“George isn’t appearing in any episodes of Downton Abbey. He is appearing in a Downton Abbey scene for Text Santa. That is all we and ITV are saying at this stage,” said a spokesperson.

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Kanye West Got Rushed to a Hospital During His Australia Tour

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian At Yeezus Pop-up Store In Melbourne
Kanye West leaves his Yeezus pop-up shop in Melbourne on Sept. 9, 2014 Newspix—Newspix/Getty Images

But he performed as scheduled in Melbourne the same night

Kanye West was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Melbourne for unknown reasons on Wednesday afternoon — but was able to perform a scheduled show that evening.

Woman’s Day said that the hip-hop artist visited a Melbourne hospital for an emergency MRI.

Nurses at the hospital had to clear the MRI waiting room so that the superstar rapper could get private treatment, Woman’s Day reported, but a woman who saw West there said the singer had either experienced a seizure or was believed to be on the verge of experiencing one.

“We were shocked because it looked so serious,” Loraine Terry told the magazine.

West, who has yet to comment on the incident, left the hospital within about two hours and performed that night at the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. He will conclude his September tour of Australia with two more concerts in Sydney and a final show in Brisbane.

[Woman's Day]

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Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

Actor Shia LaBeouf leaves Midtown Community Court after being arrested the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show "Cabaret," June 27, 2014, in New York.
Actor Shia LaBeouf leaves Midtown Community Court after being arrested the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show "Cabaret," June 27, 2014, in New York. John Minchillo—AP

The actor was arrested in June after interrupting a performance of Cabaret

Actor Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Wednesday following the ruckus he created during a performance of Cabaret on Broadway in June .

LaBeouf has been ordered by the court to undergo three months of treatment. If all goes well and the 28-year-old actor does not get arrested again, the charges will be dismissed, ABC News reports. His charges reportedly included misdemeanor trespassing and other non-criminal violations including disorderly conduct.

According to the Associated Press, LaBeouf has been voluntarily undergoing treatment for alcoholism since the incident on June 24. That night, LaBeouf reportedly interrupted the performance and yelled obscenities as he was escorted out–one of several troubling incidents involving the Transformers star in 2014.

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