Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Official Teaser Released
Posted on July 28, 2014, 6:55 pm
The teaser-trailer for the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has been released and features the late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman as rebel leader Plutarch Heavensbee.
In the trailer, Heavensbee is trying to convince Julianne Moore’s President Alma Coin that Katniss Everdeen, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, is the one to lead the Districts’ revolution against The Capitol.
“Listen to me, no one else can do this but her,” he tells Coin. “We need to unite these people out there. She’s the face of this rebellion. They’ll follow her.”
Donald Sutherland’s President Snow is also featured in the trailer, telling the Districts that it’s now illegal to associate with the Mockingjay, or Katniss.
Mockingjay — Part 1 is due in theaters November 21.
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Prince George Learns to Swim
Posted on July 27, 2014, 4:37 pm
JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) – It’s the biggest little secret and now it can be revealed: Everyone’s favorite prince is learning to swim.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Prince George is experiencing the royal splash-about with his mother at the world’s most exclusive gym, the Buckingham Palace pool. Kate was seen driving in to the grounds of Buckingham Palace with George and a nanny in tow on his birthday Tuesday.
Many assumed she had brought him to visit his grandfather, but the Duchess of Cambridge has been teaching the future king how to swim.
Both William and Kate are avid water sports buffs. Prince William captained his water polo team and Kate is understood to do laps at the Palace pool to stay fit.
Princess Diana took William and Harry to Buckingham Palace as young boys. She too was an avid swimmer, and wanted her sons to benefit from all the enjoyment that water sports bring.
The pool is located in the rear of the Palace in a stunning conservatory-type area adjacent to the beautiful back gardens. Generations of royal children have enjoyed the pool and now Prince George is among them.
At a recent event at the British Sub-Aqua Club, Prince Charles passed the presidency to his son Prince William and reminisced how he too taught his son to love the water.
“I threw him in the pool on occasions. Instead of putting him off, it enthused him,” Charles said.
“I hope one day my son George might follow in our footsteps,” added William. “At the moment, bath time is quite painful but hopefully donning a snorkel and mask might calm him down “
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Mark Hamill Talks About Being Back on Star Wars Set
Posted on July 25, 2014, 6:33 pm
Mark Hamill couldn’t be more thrilled to be back playing Luke Skywalker and he talked about it’s like to be on set and with old friends Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
“I never thought we’d come back. I still can’t believe it’s happening,” Hamill told BBC News. “To go on to those sets that evoke so many memories, is just astonishing. I have real ties to this country [England], my son was born when we were making Empire Strikes Back…it just seems like an unexpected gift.”
Hamill also updated fans on Ford’s status. The actor was injured last month and suffered a broken leg.
Hamill was not on set at the time of the injury, but said, “It sounded terrible, but I hear he’s doing really well. It’ll take more than that to stop Harrison Ford.”
Hamill also touched on working with the new cast.
“It’s really about the new generation of characters, we are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards,” he said. “These kids…they are so talented, I was just overwhelmed. They are also diverse. There are people I recognize like Andy Serkis and new people I’d never seen before. But they are so good, I am thinking about asking them for advice.”
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Kelsey Grammer Welcomes Newborn Son
Posted on July 24, 2014, 6:38 pm
Kelsey Grammer is a father again at 59.
The actor and his wife, Kayte Grammer, 33, welcomed son Gabriel on July 22 at 8:28 a.m.
The baby weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, confirmed through Kelsey Grammer’s rep.
“We are blessed and excited to have this lovely young man join our family — he is magnificent!” Grammer said in a statement. “Our son will be called Gabriel as there is a tradition in our family of going by our middle names.”
Grammer and his wife, who married in 2011, are already parents to daughter Faith, 2.