Actress Salma Hayek keeps her marriage steamy by staying in touch with her own body.
The Desperado star, who has been married to Francois-Henri Pinault since 2009, insists her relationship with her husband – the father of her daughter Valentina Paloma – is her “biggest accomplishment”, and she reveals a good sex life is a big deal.
“Home is where my husband is,” she tells Red magazine. “He is home. Everything outside of the family nucleus is an adventure that you’re living together (as a couple).”
“Sex is not the key to a happy marriage, but it’s a side effect,” she adds. “Although not every day! If it’s every day then it loses its charm. It’s so important to maintain your chemistry. You have to continue to laugh, continue to explore, continue to have fun with each other, continue to have romance.”
Salma admits she has insecurities about her body, but she knows it is important to be in tune with herself and how she feels sexually.
“Even though I struggle every moment with my own judgment of my body, I’m in touch with myself,” she continues. “I try to be really aware of every muscle. It is sexy. Sexuality, what other people see in you, is enjoying your body.”
And for couples seeking a little extra romance, the Latina advises, “Involve your senses in your life, and you will become sexy. Dance, and not to look good (sic). If you dance terribly, still dance.”
“It might in the moment not look sexy, but this interaction with life makes you sexy,” she adds. “And even if you’re on a diet, enjoy your food – please! It’s a very Latin point of view.”
Rocker Mick Ralphs is returning to Bad Company for the band’s Swan Song Tour dates in the U.K.
Ralphs was replaced by former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson for the band’s current tour with Joe Walsh, but he’ll be back in the classic rock band for shows at the end of the year (16).
“Returning to the U.K. with Bad Company where it all began 40-plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans,” singer Paul Rodgers states in a press release.
“So looking forward to be playing in the U.K. for all our great fans,” Ralphs adds. “Gonna be great.”
Richie Sambora and his girlfriend Orianthi, aka RSO, will also be part of the Swan Song Tour, which begins in Leeds, England on 15 October (16).
Mana frontman Fher Olvera has faith Latino voters will turn their backs on “racist” U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump – because they think he’s a joke.
The Mexican rocker and his bandmates are known for their political activism, and they are taking a stand against the Republican Party hopeful, who has courted controversy over his remarks about Mexican immigrants, calling them “rapists” who bring “crime and drugs” into the country.
In a new interview with Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos on his news show Al Punto, Olvera continued to speak out against the candidate, calling him an “inherent racist”.
“It would be catastrophic if someone like Donald Trump takes the White House.” he told Ramos. “Someone with such a violent heart. Violence generates violence, so imagine all the problems he’d get us and the planet into. A violent leader would only cause violence and war.”
But Olvera believes his fellow Latinos will go to the polls in November (16) and vote for a president who respects their community.
“Latinos aren’t stupid,” Olvera said. “I’ve talked to a lot of Latinos when I’m touring in the United States and they think Trump is a joke. Latinos will not put at risk their lives or jobs. Latinos know how much their vote counts. We need to create our destiny and not let anyone else do it for us. You can’t just complain about Trump being a racist, you actually have to get registered and vote.”
And to help unregistered Latinos in the U.S. sign up to vote, the band is embarking on the Latino Power Tour in September (16) to rally citizens to vote for the next president.
As it stands, it looks like Trump will face off against either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton for America’s top job.
British actor and theatre director Michael Grandage has been tapped to take charge of a long-gestating remake of movie classic Guys And Dolls. The 20th Century Fox project will be a revamp of the 1955 film adaptation of the hit musical, which starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, and Frank Sinatra.
The Night Manager director Susanne Bier has reportedly emerged as a frontrunner to replace Sam Mendes as the next James Bond filmmaker.
The Brit declared his intentions to move on from the 007 franchise over the weekend (28-29May16), after taking charge of the franchise’s two most recent releases, 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre.
“It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it,” he said at the Hay Festival in Wales on Saturday (28May16). “But I think it’s time for somebody else. I’m a storyteller and at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters.”
Now sources tell RadioTimes.com Oscar-winning Danish moviemaker Bier is among a “handful” of names on franchise producer Barbara Broccoli’s shortlist to take over the reigns of the superspy series, potentially making her the first female director to take charge of a Bond film.
The news emerges as her The Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston remains a favourite to take over from Daniel Craig as 007, should the blond Bond decide to walk away from the coveted role.
Idris Elba, Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, and even Jamie Bell’s names have all also been mentioned as possible replacements.
Bier previously admitted she was a big fan of Thor actor Hiddleston and thoroughly enjoyed working with him on the hit TV thriller, which hit screens in the U.K. and U.S. earlier this year (16).
“There’s a certain incredibly enigmatic quality to his eyes,” she said. “You aren’t sure you can trust him, but you are sure there is a pain there that he doesn’t show. He’s so immaculate and fun and elegant and charming, and there is somewhere inside of him a painfulness, which I think for most women, is irresistible.”
Bier’s film credits include Brothers, After The Wedding, and Things We Lost in the Fire. She also took charge of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s 2014 film Serena.
Madonna’s teenage son has returned to New York City for the first time since sparking an international custody battle in December (15).
The pop superstar launched a court fight in both the U.K. and U.S. after Rocco Ritchie refused to head back to his mother’s home in the Big Apple after spending the Christmas holidays with his director dad Guy Ritchie in London.
Judges on both sides of the Atlantic urged the warring parents to put their issues aside and settle their dispute for the sake of the 15-year-old, and they appeared to call a truce during Madonna’s trip to London in early April (16), when she was reunited with her son.
Now Rocco has been photographed back in New York, grabbing an iced coffee with a friend near Madonna’s Upper East Side home on Tuesday (31May16). He arrived in the Big Apple on Saturday night (28May16), reports the DailyMail.co.uk.
News of the teenager’s return to his mother’s adopted home city comes a day before Madonna and Guy’s next New York court date.
At the time of her original custody filing, Madonna accused her ex-husband of effectively kidnapping their boy by declining to send him back to New York, where Rocco had been living with his mum and her adopted children David and Mercy.
She has since had her London court case dismissed, after expressing her desire to only continue proceedings in New York.
Lawyers for the former couple are expected to offer an update on custody talks at Wednesday’s hearing, but it seems Madonna’s peace talks with Guy have worked wonders for her relationship with Rocco and his dad.
“Since Madonna’s return to London, things have taken a definite turn for the better…,” a source told the Daily Mail at the time. “Everyone is happier than they have been for weeks and it’s great for all of them that life is getting back to normal.”
Madonna and Guy previously agreed it was best for the singer to raise Rocco in New York as part of their divorce settlement in 2008. The stars were married for eight years, during which time they also adopted 10-year-old David Banda.
The Material Girl hitmaker is also mum to daughters Lourdes Leon, 19, and Mercy James, 10.
Guy lives in London with his wife Jacqui Ainsley, who he wed last July (15), and their young kids Rafael, Rivka and Levi.
Actress/singer Vanessa Williams tied the knot with husband Jim Skrip for a second time during a Catholic ceremony on Monday (30May16).
The Save the Best For Last star wed the retired accountant on America’s Independence Day last year (04Jul15) in his native Buffalo, New York.
The wedding took place at St. Stanislaus church, but the couple recited its actual vows in the ballroom of local wedding venue Statler City, where Vanessa’s brother Chris Williams officiated their union.
Almost a month before the couple’s first anniversary, Vanessa and Jim tied the knot again on America’s Memorial Day, and this time their nuptials were overseen by a Catholic priest.
Vanessa took to Twitter on Tuesday (31May16) to share a photo of herself in a flowing white gown, holding a bouquet and kissing Jim on the steps of a church.
She added the caption, “Yesterday we took one last walk down the aisle – this time in my little church. Officially wedded Catholic.”
While further details of their second wedding have yet to be revealed, the couple’s first ceremony included an Egyptian-themed reception, in honour of the pair’s first meeting – Vanessa met Jim in 2012, while vacationing with her daughter in Egypt.
She previously told Philly.com of their fated encounter, stating, “You go across the world to find somebody who’s six hours away.”
The former Miss America, 52, was previously married to Ramon Hervey II from 1987 until 1997, and basketball player Rick Fox from 1999 until 2004. She has four kids from her previous marriages.
Vanessa also hit the headlines at another celebrity wedding recently – she sang Save the Best For Last at her Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria’s wedding in Mexico earlier this month (21May16).
Actress Kristen Bell was plagued by a sense of worthlessness during the height of her battle with depression.
The 35-year-old Frozen star was in her teens when the mental disease first took hold, and she turned to her mother for some life-changing advice.
In a new essay published on Time Magazine’s website Motto on Tuesday (31May16), Kristen writes: “When I was 18, my mum sat me down and said, ‘If there ever comes a time where you feel like a dark cloud is following you, you can get help. You can talk to me, talk to a therapist, talk to doctor. I want you to know that there are options’.”
The advice helped her when she suffered a low while studying at New York University.
“I’m so thankful for her (mother’s) openness on this predominantly silent subject because later, when I was in college, that time did come. I felt plagued with a negative attitude and a sense that I was permanently in the shade.”
Kristen could not understand the sudden depression she felt in her late teens and early 20s, because there was “no logical reason” for her to feel down. To work through her issues, she started speaking with a psychotherapist, something she still does to this day.
“Here’s the thing: For me, depression is not sadness,” she shares. “It’s not having a bad day and needing a hug. It gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness. Its debilitation was all-consuming, and it shut down my mental circuit board. I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer, like I was a failure.”
Kristen admits she stayed silent on her battle with depression for the first 15 years of her career, but after achieving worldwide fame, she believes it’s her duty to speak out in an effort to remove society’s “extreme stigma” surrounding mental health issues.
“It’s a knee-jerk reaction to judge people when they’re vulnerable,” she states, “but there’s nothing weak about struggling with mental illness.”
Kristen urges people battling with mental health issues to speak up and seek help.
“In order for all of us to experience the full breadth of team human, we have to communicate,” she stresses. “Talking about how you’re feeling is the first step to helping yourself. Depression is a problem that actually has so many solutions. Let’s work together to find those solutions for each other and cast some light on a dark situation.”
Emily Blunt has officially landed the role of Mary Poppins in a Disney sequel set for release in 2018.
Rumours suggesting 33-year-old British actress was the frontrunner to take on the titular role in the family movie first emerged in February (16), and on Tuesday (31May16), Disney executives officially announced she is their leading lady.
Variety reports Blunt will be joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of Broadway smash Hamilton, and the sequel, entitled Mary Poppins Returns, will hit cinemas on Christmas Day (25Dec18).
Blunt will be reuniting with the director and production team behind her hit 2014 Disney musical Into the Woods, and filmmaker Rob Marshall can’t wait to work with her again. Marshall, who is also producing the upcoming film with John DeLuca and Marc Platt, says, “I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen.
“The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation.”
Julie Andrews played the Banks family’s magical nanny in the original 1964 fantasy film opposite Dick Van Dyke, who portrayed lovable chimney sweep Bert.
Mary Poppins Returns has a similar plotline set-up, however Blunt’s Mary Poppins character will be joined by Miranda’s streetlamp lighter Jack. The pair partner up to help the Banks children, who are now full-grown adults, find magic in life again during Depression-era London.
Marc Shaiman is teaming up with Tony Award winner Scott Wittman to compose original songs and a score for Mary Poppins Returns.
English TV writer Carla Lane has died at the age of 87.
The screenwriter passed away on Tuesday (31May16) at a nursing home in her native Liverpool, according to a statement from members of her family.
Lane worked on several beloved U.K. TV shows including The Liver Birds and Butterflies, and she created and wrote Bread – about a struggling Merseyside family.
A longtime animal rights activist, she returned the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal she was awarded in 1989 after learning Brian Cass, the managing director of animal research laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences, was also among those honoured by Queen Elizabeth II. Carla was upset by the company’s reported use of animals in drug testing.
She later received a handwritten letter from Prime Minister Tony Blair, who felt she deserved the honour and offered to keep it safe so it could be returned to her if she reconsidered.
In 1995, Carla Lane was honoured with a Royal Television Society award for her Outstanding Contribution to British Television.
A statement from her family reads: “With heavy hearts we said goodbye to our darling Carla today. But with smiles on our faces we also take this opportunity to reflect on her incredible achievements all of which make us so unbelievably proud to be part of her family.”
Paying tribute to Lane, actress Melanie Hill, who played Aveline in Bread, tweeted: “Very sad to hear #CarlaLane has left us. Writer and creator of many fantastic shows.”
And TV personality Piers Morgan added: “RIP Carla Lane, who made us all laugh.”