Title: Megan Fox No Longer Emulates Marilyn Monroeread more: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/megan-fox-longer-emulates-marilyn-monroe-18218625
Instead of chasing fame, Megan Fox is running from it.
The "Transformers" actress tells Esquire magazine she wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe and even has a tattoo of the late actress on her arm, but has now begun the process of having it removed.
The 26-year-old says she read about Monroe's "difficult life" where she had "all the potential in the world" that was wasted. Monroe, she says, "wasn't reliable" and "almost wasn't insurable." She goes on to compare Lindsay Lohan to Monroe. Fox says she's "not interested in following in those footsteps."
Title: Anna Kendrick Checks Out Chateau Marmont
Treating herself to a little humpday fun, Anna Kendrick showed up at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood last night (January 9).
The “Pitch Perfect” actress looked to be in a good mood as she made her exit, sporting a grey dress under a black coat with black heels.
And while Anna has been relatively selective with her acting gigs thus far, she has a trio of new projects coming down the pipeline.
Miss Kendrick will star in “Rapturepalooza,” “Get a Job,” and “Drinking Buddies,” all slated for 2013 release dates.
Title: Milla Jovovich, Hotter Than Ever at 37; Readies Music, New Film
Milla Jovovich, whose hot body has powered five “Resident Evil” movies, looked like she’s ready to star in five more, judging by her recent jaunt on the beach in Maui over the holidays. Her fresh-faced sexuality has been well documented over the years.
She recently posed for a sexy photo spread in the Russian edition of Cosmopolitan magazine and her photo shoot for Purple magazine in 2009 stands as one of the sexiest ever, bar none.
At 37 and after giving birth to one child, Jovovich still looks lean and mean. She was spotted with daughter Ever, and husband Paul W.S. Anderson.
The duo has been romantically linked since 2006.
Just months after selling Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney, George Lucas is ready for another big change: marriage.
The Star Wars writer-director is engaged to longtime girlfriend and DreamWorks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson, a rep for Lucasfilm confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. It will be the first marriage for Hobson, 43, and the second for Lucas, 68.
In addition to her gig with DreamWorks, Hobson also heads Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments Llc. and is chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds. Ariel reportedly is among the largest African-American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the U.S.
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister.
It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar.
For Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, the acquisition is a coming of age moment. A decade ago, Al Jazeera’s flagship Arabic-language channel was reviled by American politicians for showing videotapes from Al Qaeda members and sympathizers. Now the news operation is buying an American channel, having convinced Mr. Gore and the other owners of Current that it has the journalistic muscle and the money to compete head-to-head with CNN and other news channels in the United States.
Spike Lee should have called Quentin Tarantino personally rather than criticize him in public with charges of racism, the director of 2001 Oscar winner Training Day said Sunday.
Lee, the director behind Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and the thriller Inside Man (2006), made headlines before Christmas when he said he would boycott Tarantino’s Django Unchained because it was "disrespectful" to black people.
"American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western," Lee wrote on Twitter. "It was a holocaust."
Later, in an interview, Lee declined to elaborate, except to say he had no intention of seeing the film: "I can’t speak on it ‘cause I’m not going to see it," he said.