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Joan Collins recreates Oscars selfie

March 13th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Joan Collins
Joan Collins has recreated Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars 'selfie'.
The 80-year-old actress gathered a group of British celebrities, including Sir Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons, together at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards in London yesterday (03.12.14) to recreate the famous snapshot, taken by Bradley Cooper on the talk-show host's phone at the Oscars ceremony earlier this month.
The 'Dynasty' actress managed to encourage a number of the other guests at the awards to get involved and the result was a rather blurry photograph of Joan, Ben and Jeremy joined by Pixie Lott, Ve...

Dominic West: 'Prince Harry is a heavy metal fan'

February 3rd, 2014 3:20am EST
Prince Harry
Prince Harry has been outed as an unlikely thrash metal fan by actor Dominic West after revealing the British royal used the music as the soundtrack for their trek to the South Pole in last year (13).

The Wire star joined the prince, a member of the armed forces, and fellow actor Alexander Skarsgard on the Antarctic expedition with teams of wounded soldiers as part of the Walking With the Wounded charity mission.

The challenging trip, which kicked off at the end of November (13), hit several hitches as dangerous conditions and freak weather delayed progress, but West reveals his royal coh...

Prince Harry drinks champagne from false leg

January 21st, 2014 6:20pm EST
Prince Harry
Prince Harry celebrated completing his South Pole trek by drinking champagne from a prosthetic limb.
The British royal finished the gruelling 208-mile journey across some of the hardest terrain on earth in Antarctica, accompanied by disabled servicemen to raise money for the Walking With the Wounded charity in December, and they decided to mark the end of their feat by drinking from double amputee team member Duncan Slater's false legs.
Actor Dominic West - who joined the Canadian-Australian team for the trek - said of the antics when they reached the pole: "Most of us, Harry included, jus...

Prince Harry arrives in South Africa after South Pole trek

December 18th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Prince Harry
British royal Prince Harry and actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West were forced to end their South Pole expedition early on Wednesday (18Dec13) to escape a major storm.

The trio embarked on the trip last month (Nov13) with teams of wounded soldiers as part of the Walking With The Wounded charity mission to raise money for injured servicemen and women, and they successfully reached the South Pole last Friday (13Dec13) after overcoming various safety concerns and inclement weather conditions.

They had been expected to remain in the Antarctic until the end of the week (20Dec13), but t...

Alexander Skarsgard joins Prince Harry's polar trek

September 8th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Prince Harry
Actor Alexander Skarsgard is to join Britain's Prince Harry on a charity trek to the South Pole.

The True Blood star will lead a team of wounded American soldiers in a race against the royal's British rivals and a third troupe from the Commonwealth nations led by The Wire's Dominic West.

The teams will cover a distance of around 208 miles (335 kilometres) and those taking part have already started a gruelling training routine.

The Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, which will raise money for charities to help wounded soldiers, will take place in November (13).

Prince Harry to face ice chamber ahead of South Pole trek

September 4th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Prince Harry
Britain's Prince Harry is to be locked in a freezing cold chamber for 24 hours ahead of his challenge to reach the South Pole.

The royal will experience simulated blizzards and icy temperatures as he and his teammates test their equipment for the upcoming Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in November (13).

A spokesperson says, "They will use cross trainers to simulate skiing. They will ski for two hours at a time before breaking for around 10 minutes. Then they will repeat this for 12 hours after which they will set camp for the night."

The 28-year-old prince and The W...

Dominic West Welcomes Fifth Child

August 19th, 2013 1:21pm EDT
Dominic West
British actor Dominic West has become a father for the fifth time.

The Wire star already has three children with his wife Catherine FitzGerald and they added to their brood earlier this year by welcoming a daughter.

The birth was not revealed at the time but West, who also has a daughter from a previous relationship with Polly Astor, has now decided to go public with his baby news.

He tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "I ought to get my n**s chopped off. I just had my fifth child, a daughter, last month."

Richard Burton's daughter snubs latest biopic

July 31st, 2013 3:21am EDT
Richard Burton's daughter refused to watch Dominic West's recent portrayal of her famously fiery father, insisting she would rather the drama had not been made.

The Wire star plays the Welsh acting great alongside Helena Bonham Carter as his two-time wife Dame Elizabeth Taylor in BBC biopic Burton and Taylor, which aired to acclaim in the U.K. earlier this month (Jul13).

However, Scandal star Kate Burton has now insisted she has no plans to ever watch the TV movie.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are such great actors so I'm curious, but I don't thi...

Helena Bonham Carter angered Tim Burton with Elizabeth Taylor voice

July 17th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Tim Burton
Director Tim Burton was so sick of his partner Helena Bonham Carter staying in character as Dame Elizabeth Taylor at home, he adopted the voice of Richard Burton as revenge.

The Harry Potter star plays the Hollywood legend in a new British TV movie, Burton and Taylor, featuring Dominic West as her famously fiery husband.

Bonham Carter became so engrossed with her portrayal of the Cleopatra star, she struggled to let go after leaving the set - much to the chagrin of her own Burton at home.

She says, "(Taylor) stuck, she's very contagious, she's like a disease. (So) I'd be sounding like th...

First Image Of Helena Bonham Carter As Elizabeth Taylor - Do They Look Alike?

June 5th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Burton and Taylor
Check out Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West above, in character and on-again-off-again Hollywood couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Carter and West play the two in an upcoming 90-minute drama, "Burton and Taylor," airing this fall on BBC. It will follow the star's relationship as they appear in the 1983 play "Private Lives." The two would be playing essentially themselves in a story about two divorcees who discover they had rooms next to one another on their honeymoon with their new partners (Burton and Taylor had already divorced twice before starring in the play). The show w...

'The Wire's' Dominic West Dominates BAFTA TV Awards Nominations

April 24th, 2012 9:22am EDT
Dominic West
The Wire star Dominic West will lead the way at the upcoming BAFTA TV awards after scoring four nominations with his creepy portrayal of British serial killer Fred West.

West's two-part drama Appropriate Adult, a reconstruction of the police investigation into the notorious murderer, has been unveiled as the top contender ahead of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) TV Awards ceremony next month.

The show scored nods for Best Mini-series, Best Leading Actress for Emily Watson, Best Supporting Actress for Monica Dolan and Best Leading Actor for West, who will compete...

Two Jews' Review 'John Carter' And Are Worlds Apart (Video)

March 8th, 2012 2:00pm EST
John Carter
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Okay, so first I have to say that I loved 'John Carter', the Disney 3D Sci-Fi adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E). The plot can seem slightly more complicated than it is, so I'll just give you the main points.

First, there's John Carter (the very handsome, Taylor Kitsch) a post Civil War Veteran who's absolutely fed up with war. All he wants to do is find, a certain cave, (that is supposedly filled with gold) and spend the rest of his life far far away from any kind of conflict. Good luck with that.

While running away from the U...

'John Carter' Stars Partied Every Night In Utah Motel

February 21st, 2012 8:42am EST
John Carter
British actor Dominic West had the time of his life shooting new movie "John Carter" on location in Utah because he and his co-stars turned their motel into a "frathouse", holding big parties every night.

The star appears in the Disney sci-fi epic alongside Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Taylor Kitsch as the titular character, an American Civil War captain who is transported to Mars.

West admits there was not much to do in between filming in the picturesque state - so the cast made their own fun back at their motel.

He tells WENN, "Off set was a dream. We were in th...

TV on DVD: 'The Hour'

October 6th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Hour
Take a trip back in time with BBC's The Hour, as the 1950's era news drama has now arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Starring Romola Garai, Dominic West (The Wire) and Ben Wishaw (Brideshead Revisited), The Hour is a period drama following the establishment of a new current affairs program at the venerable broadcaster. A second series has already been ordered.

I must admit that I was not sold on The Hour as were many other critics. Though I had high hopes from the critical buzz, I found the first hour to be slow and muddled, and there was nothing in it that made me want to come back for more....

Check Out The BBC Miniseries 'The Hour' On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 27

September 27th, 2011 7:00am EDT
The Hour
"The Hour" plays out as a riveting thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War. Set behind the scenes of the BBC newsroom, just as an investigative news program is launched, the drama plots the personal lives, professional interplay and jealous ambition between aspiring but renegade journalist Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw), the beautiful ambitious young producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) with whom he is in love, and his handsome rival Hector Madden (Dominic West), the face and lead anchorman of this rising television news team.

Viewers witness the decade on the threshold of change – fr...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Takers,' 'The Last Exorcism,' & More

August 23rd, 2010 8:56am EDT
I took a breather from the theaters last week to catch some movies on DVD that I had not seen yet. I was quite impressed with last year’s indie drama “Uncertainty” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film focuses on a couple (Levitt and Lynn Collins) that is unsure how to spend their 4th of July. They flip a coin to determine their fate, and after the coin hits the ground, they run in opposite directions into separate stories.

Both tales include the couple attempting to reach a critical decision while grappling with the potential repercussions of this choice. In the first storyline, Bo...

Dominic West Marries His College Sweetheart

June 28th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Dominic West
Actor Dominic West has wed his college sweetheart in a romantic ceremony in Ireland.

The Wire star married Catherine Fitzgerald in front of their loved ones at Glin Castle, the bride's family home in Limerick, Ireland, on Saturday. Prior to the wedding, West said, "I'm so nervous I can barely speak," while Fitzgerald told reporters outside the ceremony: "I feel so excited, really happy, really thrilled. It's a fairytale."

The happy couple was also joined by West's co-stars from the hit cop show, Wendell Pierce, Andre Royo, Sonja Sohn and Doug Olear. Sohn says, "We had to be here for thi...

Dominic West's Sex Scene Torment

June 1st, 2010 12:10pm EDT
Dominic West
Dominic West dreads filming sex scenes - because he is frequently "star-struck" by his beautiful female co-stars. The Wire actor struggles with nerves before disrobing in front of his leading ladies, admitting he lacks the confidence to strut onto the set naked.

He tells Britain's Reveal magazine, "I felt self-conscious. Whenever I have a love scene with a beautiful woman, it is always me who's naked. I did it with Calista Flockhart in Midsummer Night's Dream and I was the idiot in Mona Lisa Smile, surrounded by all these gorgeous women such as Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal."

"I ha...

Five Best & Worst Sandra Bullock Films

July 16th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Net
Sandra Bullock is a two-time Golden Globe nominated actress who in 2007 was ranked the 14th richest female celebrity. She has starred in movies of all genres - romantic comedy, regular comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. She runs her own production company named Fortis Films and owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, named Bess Bistro.

As an actress on stage and on film, she has had a great deal of commercial hits ... and flops! Here is a list of the top five and the worst five Sandra Bullock movies in no particular order.



Most people remember this 1994 action...

'The Wire' Demonstrates The Rotating Cycle Of Tragedy

February 12th, 2008 8:55am EST
The Wire
In the first true blow-away episode of its final season, "The Wire" examined a group ignored heretofore by the show and currently by the media: the government and simple everyday people.

This season has seen McNulty (Dominic West) inventing a serial killer supposedly preying on the homeless, but not until last night did we meet any of these people. "The Dickensian Aspect" brought those supposed victims to the forefront in two separate plot points.

The first found fabricating news reporter Scott Templeton (Thomas McCarthy) wanting to expound upon his coverage of the killings follo...

Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 2

January 11th, 2008 12:03pm EST
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (July 11)

This is a sequel to the first "Hellboy" and is based off an enormously well received series created by Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy is the greatest supernatural detective and blends many aspects of classical horror and magic with a uniquely dry sense of humor.

The first movie was moderately popular, and the DVD sales were positive enough that a sequel was given the green light. It will be directed again by Guillermo del Toro, and star Ron Perlman as Hellboy, Selma Blair as Liz, and Doug Jones as Abe Sapien.

"Hellboy" has always been a f...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 3

September 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Happy Birthday to Olympic snowboarder Shaun White (1986), Sum 41 bassist Jason McCaslin (1980), 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic (1979), "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Ashley Jones (1976), actor Dominic West (1969), "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen (1965), Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (1955), actress Valerie Perrine (1943), founding Beach Boy Al Jardine (1942), actress Eileen Brennan (1938), blues guitarist Freddie Jones (1934; d. 1976), tv and movie actress Kitty Carlisle (1910), and actor Alan Ladd (1913; d. 1964).

Criminals Watch 'The Wire' To Learn New Techniques

March 8th, 2007 1:07pm EST
The Wire
Dominic West insists crime drama The Wire is so realistic, criminals watch the show to learn new techniques. West, who plays cop Jimmy Mcnulty on the TV show, claims real-life gangsters keep videotapes of the program to refer to when needed.

He says, "A big New York drugs ring got busted a couple of years ago and during the trial the prosecutors revealed the gang members had been found with tapes of the show. They'd used them to study police surveillance techniques to work out how to beat the wire taps!"

- 'The Wire' photo gallery

(This news article provided by World Enterta...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 3

September 3rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Happy Birthday to Olympic snowboarder Shaun White (1986), Sum 41 bassist Jason McCaslin (1980), 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic (1979), "The Bold and the Beautiful" actress Ashley Jones (1976), actor Dominic West (1969), "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen (1965), Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (1955), actress Valerie Perrine (1943), founding Beach Boy Al Jardine (1942), actress Eileen Brennan (1938), blues guitarist Freddie Jones (1934; d. 1976), tv and movie actress Kitty Carlisle (1910), and actor Alan Ladd (1913; d. 1964).

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