Royal wedding ‘zombies’ lose court case

The nine people who fought the case to the Strasbourg court were among 20 who were arrested, detained or searched before Prince William’s wedding to Catherine Middleton. Among them was a group taking part in a tongue-in-cheek “zombie wedding” in Soho. The event was two miles from the Westminster Abbey ceremony – and aimed to draw attention to cuts, including to public services, that would hit members of the LGBT community. Image caption Royal kiss: All the group say they were detained until the happy couple had kissed Another claimant in the case, Brian Hicks, said he was searched for dangerous items while heading to the “Not the Royal Wedding” protest in Westminster. He was carrying a packet of biscuits, …

Zoe Saldana thrilled that James Gunn will return for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Zoe Saldana and James Gunn (Getty) “I loved it so much. I’m so proud of her, I’m so proud of Marvel Studios,” she expressed. “I’m also so happy that the public received it and they really supported it, because that was the main part of this whole equation. We need to go and support these movies with female leads in order for our corporations to understand that there is business in investing in female narratives.” JAMES GUNN TO WRITE, DIRECT ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’ SEQUEL FOR WARNER BROS. AND DC “It’s better representative of what America is today,” she said, noting that “Black Panther” was also a great example that diversity on screen pays off. “It’s no longer that shift of, ‘Oh, can …

Judi Dench Names Co-Star Who’d Make ‘A Brilliant’ James Bond

Judi Dench is backing James Bond. have swirled for years that Elba, 46, is in the running to replace Academy Award-winner Dench — who played spymaster M in the Bond movies until the in a new interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper published Friday. Oh I think he would be a brilliant Bond,” Dench said of Elba, whom she worked alongside in the upcoming film version of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats.” “When we filmed ‘Cats’ he kept saying to me ‘Will you send me to the Heaviside Layer?’ And at one point I turned to him and said: ‘No – I’ll send you to MI6’.” he responded to a reporter’s question about being the next 007 with just …

George Clooney calls for hotel boycott over Brunei LGBT death penalty

(CNN)Film star George Clooney has called for a boycott of nine hotels because of their links to Brunei, where homosexual acts will from next week be punishable by death. They include the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bel-Air in Los Angeles, the Dorchester in London and Le Meurice in Paris. Clooney said the Brunei Investment Agency owns the hotels, which he described as some of the “most exclusive” in the world. He even admitted he had stayed in some, until he found out who owned them. “Every single time we stay at, or take meetings at or dine at any of these nine hotels we are putting money directly into the pockets of men who choose to stone and whip …

The butcher who went vegan in secret

Brian said becoming a butcher was the first job he picked at 16 years old and it was “just something to keep my dad quiet”. But he first considered giving up animal products when his wife Rebecca became vegan. It was the animal welfare documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, that finally pushed him to make the change. Image caption Brian, Lucy and Jack went from eating meat daily to a plant-based diet Image caption The beginnings of a ‘mheat’ blend – gluten, soya and spices Image copyright Sgaia’s Vegan Meats Image caption Sgaia’s square sausage is among their most popular products Recent years have seen a large rise in small food manufacturers marketing their products as a new form …

Nicolas Cage claims he was too intoxicated to understand his marriage to Erika Koike: report

Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike filed for an annulment just four days after tying the knot in Las Vegas. (Byrdman / BACKGRID) In addition, Cage, 55, alleged in the court papers that Koike did not disclose “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person,” as well as “the full nature and extent of her criminal history,” which allegedly includes “additional active criminal proceedings.” A rep for Cage did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. As previously reported, the pair — they started dating last April — applied for a marriage license and wed on Saturday in Las Vegas, according to Entertainment Tonight. Citing court documents, the news outlet reported that the actor filed for an annulment …

Nicolas Cage Seeks Annulment 4 Days After Marrying Girlfriend Erika Koike

Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment just four days after tying the knot with his makeup artist girlfriend Erika Koike, according to Cage obtained a marriage license on March 23, wed that same day at Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. If the court refuses his request, he wants a divorce, the filing noted. together for at least a year, according to The Blast, which was the first outlet to report the annulment request. It’s unclear why the two split.  This was Cage’s fourth marriage. He was married for six years to his first wife, actress Patricia Arquette. He wed singer Lisa Marie Presley in 2002, but acting debut” at the age of 13 last year was as the voice of a …

‘Dumbo’ underwhelms but ‘Us’ crosses $100 million at the box office

New York (CNN Business)“Dumbo” didn’t fly quite as high as expected this weekend. Peele’s follow up to “Get Out” has now made $174.5 million globally. The second weekend total for “Us” marked a 53% drop from its opening weekend haul. But “Us,” which cost $20 million to make, surprised Hollywood with a $71 million opening last weekend. The second weekend drop for “Us” put it roughly in line with other horror hits, such as 2017’s “It” and 2018’s “Halloween,” which dropped by 51% and 59% respectively in their second weeks, according to Comscore (SCOR). “Dumbo” was the latest Disney animated classic to get a reboot. Others like “Beauty and the Beast” in 2017 and “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 were …

What happens now for clients of attorneys Michael Avenatti and Mark Geragos

(CNN)The indictments against Michael Avenatti accusing him of extortion, bank fraud and wire fraud are likely to severely limit his ability to represent his clients, legal experts said. Avenatti also is charged in a separate New York City criminal complaint alleging he attempted to extort more than $20 million from Nike. However, the indictments will likely cause fewer problems for clients of Mark Geragos, the longtime celebrity attorney who is the unnamed co-conspirator mentioned in the New York complaint, a source familiar with the case confirmed to CNN. Here’s a look at how these cases could impact the two attorneys’ active — and high-profile — clients. Geragos’ clients Most importantly, Geragos has not been charged with a crime. He is …

Slovakia’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ elected first female president, in rebuke of populism

(CNN)When Slovakia’s newly elected President Zuzana Caputova — the country’s first ever female head of state — delivered her acceptance speech on Saturday she immediately set herself apart from the wave of populist parties sweeping Europe. The murder — and subsequent trial of Slovak businessman Marian Kocner who was charged with ordering the killing — triggered some of the biggest protests seen in post-communist Slovakia and ultimately led to the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico. Then-President Andrej Kiska was also forced not to stand for a second term. The killings also motivated Caputova to run for office for the very first time, calling for an end to people “pulling the strings from behind (government),” Reuters reported. In a New …

Nicolas Cage files for an annulment just four days after marrying

(CNN)Nicolas Cage appears to be having second thoughts after getting married in Las Vegas last weekend. The actor was previously married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, then to Lisa Marie Presley for four months in 2002 before marrying for a third time to Alice Kim in 2004. The couple welcomed a son the following year but split in 2016. Cage also has a son with his former girlfriend, Christina Fulton. Oscar-winning actor first rose to fame in the ’80s with movies like “Valley Girl,” “Birdy,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Raising Arizona” and “Moonstruck.” He went on to receive an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the 1995 film, “Leaving Las …

Lighthouse mystery hits the big screen

Report End of Twitter post by @GerardButler Three lighthouses in Dumfries and Galloway – Killantringan, Mull of Galloway and Corsewall – along with Cloch in the Firth of Clyde – were used for filming. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Mull of Galloway lighthouse was one of a number used for filming Paisley-born Butler took to social media during filming to say how much he was enjoying being back in his homeland. “I have not made a movie in Scotland since Dear Frankie in 2001,” he added in the film’s production notes. “I’ve been reminded of how proud I am to be Scottish while making this movie.” The film was directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, best known for The Killing. …

Why China loves Tom Hiddleston’s ‘creepy’ ad

It’s filmed from the perspective of Hiddleston’s partner sitting at the table while he, decked in an apron, makes a healthy breakfast for her. He then says in Chinese 还有你的善存, which can be translated as “here’s your Centrum”, or “don’t forget your Centrum”. The Avengers’ star has more than 600,000 followers on the popular Chinese social media platform, which is not a huge amount given some Chinese stars have Weibo fan counts in the millions. But the video went viral anyway and had been watched more than 2.5 million times by Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has increasingly become a mobile-first nation “In a mobile-savvy country like China where there are close to 900 million mobile internet …

Britons tell of ‘frightening’ ship rescue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBritish passenger Derek Browne: ‘We were told Mayday Mayday!’ British holidaymakers airlifted from a cruise ship stranded in rough seas off the Norwegian coast have described their “frightening experience”. Derek and Esther Browne, from Hampshire, were among 200 Britons on board the MV Viking Sky when it sent a mayday call on Saturday. Helicopters and ships were called in to rescue the passengers and crew. Another passenger, George Davis, from Manchester, said it took 10 hours for him and his wife Barbara to be rescued. The vessel has since restarted three of its four engines and is moving towards the nearest port with the assistance of tugboats. Image caption George Davis said …

Agns Varda, First Female Director To Be Awarded Honorary Oscar, Dies At 90

Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news. Varda was a fixture for years at the Cannes Film Festival, where she presented more than a dozen films from 1958 to 2018. She took part in two Cannes juries, and the festival gave her an honorary Palme d’Or in 2015 for her life’s work. VALERIE MACON via Getty Images Director Agnes Varda poses with her Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 9th Annual Governors Awards Honorary Award Statue during a brunch celebrating her career organized by the French Consulate in Los Angeles at La Residence de France on November 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images) “Women …

Manchester becomes Spider-Man film set

Image copyright @FourthDayPR Image caption A stuntman just hanging around in Manchester Image copyright MEN syndication Former Dr Who star Matt Smith also stars as Morbius’s best friend Loxias Crown, and Adria Arjona plays his fiancee Martine Bancroft. Report End of Twitter post by @JaredLeto Image copyright @kalpeshrana Image caption The Northern Quarter was also transformed into New York for Captain America in 2010 Spider-Man universe: What fans want Jared Leto ‘joins Spider-Man movie universe’ Stan Lee: ‘How I created Spider-Man Image copyright @kalpeshrana Image caption USA Today news stand on the pavement, no sorry, we mean sidewalk All images copyrighted.