Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Cast in Love-Action Jungle Book Film

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Disney’s live-action of The Jungle Book is going to be filled with tons of famous faces.

Veteran actor Christopher Walken as King Louie and Giancarlo Esposito will lend his vocals and voice Akela.

The actors join already cast actors Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson.

The Jungle Book is being directed by Jon Favreau and is set to hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

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Kendall Jenner Goes Nude for LOVE Magazine

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Kendall Jenner has stripped down for the new issue of LOVE magazine.

Wearing only a hat, Jenner was photographed by famed photographer Mario Sorrenti. And while some people might be hesitant to get naked, it was definitely not a problem for Kendall Jenner.

 Kendall explained, “[It's] about energy and vibes and good music — so it’s not weird in any way! The people that I work with make me very comfortable.”

She added, “I’d never worked with Mario Sorrenti, with whom I’d wanted to shoot nudes ever since that Kate Moss Calvin image of her nude on a sofa.”

Rta Ora for GLAMOUR Magazine

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Rita Ora is gracing the pages of GLAMOUR magazine!

In the August issue of the magazine, Ora discusses the importance of standing out above the crowd and making your own lasting impression.

Check out highlights from her interview below!

On nail art:
“Nail art is definitely not over. I like having a little something that catches people’s eye. I love that as women, we can decorate ourselves like Christmas trees—well, not exactly like that but the same idea. We can put makeup on, do things to our hair. So why not?”

On dressing up:
“Some people are intimidated to wear a bold lip or eye, but I think it’s nice to stand out. I was such a tomboy as a kid; I was on the football team. But now I love dressing up and putting on makeup.”

On her beauty skill:
“What I’m really proud of is being able to put lipstick on without a mirror. (Red lips are my thing; I honestly can’t be me without them.) I could apply it on a roller coaster! I’m going to film myself doing that and put it on YouTube. Just wait.”

On how powerful perfume can be:
“I wear fragrance all the time. It’s more about how it makes me feel, rather than other people noticing. When you smell good, you feel more confident. It heightens the senses and activates them. I think that’s really empowering as a female.”

On her style:
“There are so many hot girls out there; you have to make an impression. We’re doing a braided pigtail thing tonight.”

Kate Upton for ELLE UK [September 2014]

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Kate Upton covers ELLE UK’s biggest fashion book of the year!

The September issue features Upton modeling pieces from Christopher Kane, Dior, Alaïa, Chloé, Prada and Burberry. She was photographed by Matt Jones for the shoot.

“When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model,” Kate explains.

“Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!'”

She continued, “And then people say: “Oh, wow, you’re healthy.”

“And you’re like, ‘Wait – what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!'”

 

Audra McDonald Reveals Suicide Attempt While Studying at Julliard

 

 

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Audra McDonald has a record-breaking six Tony Awards under her belt, but her life hasn’t been all sunshine and roses.

During a recent interview for Popcorn with Peter Travers on ABC , McDonald discussed a time with she tried to commit suicide.

“When I was (in college) at Julliard, I had a suicide attempt,” Audra admitted. “I tried to slit my wrist.”

McDonald, 44, says the staff at Julliard pulled her out of her depression. “When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves,” Audra explained.

“They had a mental health facilitator there, a therapist there and they checked me into a mental health hospital, where I was for a month and got me the help I needed.”

“Julliard was like … ‘We think that that musical theater thing is more for you anyway. That seems to be where you’re the happiest,'” she continued. “I went out and did ‘Secret Garden’ and then I came back and finished Julliard.”

McDonald is now married to actor Will Swenson. 

‘Sharknado 2′ Cast Take Over GQ!

 

 

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The cast of Sharknado 2 has taken over GQ.

Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Tara Reid, and Kari Wuhrer chatted with the publication about Sharknado survival tips, scary creatures and much more.

Check out some highlights from their feature below. And don’t forget, Sharknado 2 takes over Syfy and New York on July 30th !

Tara Reid:

On Sharknado being real:

“You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it—the chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably ‘pigs could fly.’ Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.”

Ian Ziering:
Scariest creature/tornado combination: “The most terrifying tornado would be probably be full of lawyers.”
Sharknado survival tips: “Get yourself the biggest, badass chainsaw you can find and hope for the best.”

Vivica Fox:
Dream Sharknado cameo: “Sam Jackson. He’s been up with some snakes on a plane.”
Survival tips: “Definitely go to the top of a roof, get some bombs, and make sure you have on an awesome, powerful wetsuit.”

Kari Wuhrer:
Closest shark sighting: “I’ve never come across one that hasn’t been a land-shark—you know, like a producer.”
Survival tips: “Your wits! And, you know, a good sense of geometry and schematics.”

Mark McGrath:
Scariest creature/tornado combination: “Probably twin four-year-olds at a birthday party. Just after the serving of the cake. Sugar-Crack-High Kidnado, you know?
Survival tips: “You have to stay calm, OK? Because everybody else is freaking out. And you have to be good friends with Ian Ziering. If you’re part of Ian’s group, you got a fifty/fifty chance of survival.”

Broadway’s “ROCKY” to End in August

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Less than 6-months since its Broadway debut, the musical ROCKY will end this August.

ROCKY, which was co-produced by Sylvester Stallone will give its final performance on August 17th at The Winter Garden Theater. The musical originally opened on Broadway on March 13, 2014.

Andy Karl originated the Broadway role of Rocky, with Margo Seibert playing Adrian

At the time of its closing. the musical would have given 188 performances.

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