The London Marathon is one of the biggest community sporting events in the UK, with thousands set to join in and run for a good cause this year, on Sunday April 24. This year, a whopping 37,000 runners are expected to take part in the 26.2-mile run. As well as thousands of inspirational West London residents, dozens of celebrities also take part in the marathon annually, including lots of local faces. Here are just some of the amazing celebrities from London participating in the marathon this year: Ashley James Ashley is a former star of reality show Made in Chelsea, going on to carve out a successful career as a model, TV and radio presenter. In 2014 she launched her own jewellery brand Whistle & Bango. She's running the marathon for Marie Curie. Jeremy Joseph Jeremy has owned G-A-Y for over two decades, which boasts popular LGBT bars in Soho and Manchester. The G-A-Y stage has seen performances of some of the biggest stars in the world including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, … [Read more...] about Which celebrities are running the London Marathon this year?
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The ongoing Fox News sexual harassment scandal is getting the Hollywood treatment, and one big casting detail has surfaced.Charlize Theron is set to play former Fox News host Megyn Kelly in a film about the network’s late CEO, Roger Ailes, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported on Monday. According to Deadline, the untitled film centers around the women at the network who worked there during Ailes’ tenure. Ailes, who is responsible for building the powerhouse conservative news network and its many stars, resigned in July 2016 after mounting accusations of sexual harassment, most notably by former host Gretchen Carlson. Even after his departure, Ailes cost the network millions of dollars in legal fees related to the flurry of lawsuits filed against the former CEO. 25 PHOTOS Charlize Theron through the years See Gallery Charlize Theron through the years HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) TV personality/comedian Chelsea Handler (L) and actress … [Read more...] about A-list actress chosen to play Megyn Kelly in upcoming film about Fox News harassment scandal
Chronicle staff report Published 8:50 am, Thursday, May 17, 2018 Anything Freshly widowed middle-aged straight man (character actor John Carroll Lynch) from small-town Mississippi finds happiness with a transgender junkie prostitute (Matt Bomer) in seedy Hollywood in a sometimes unexpectedly tender but ultimately awkward, preposterous movie. Rated R. 93 minutes.—G.AllenJohnson Avengers: Infinity War Too many characters, too involved a plot, too much going on with little for the Avengers to show their personalities, this latest installment in the series has its moments, but it’s overstuffed and doesn’t even come to a definite end. It’s just the set-up for another equally bloated sequel. Rated PG-13. 149 minutes.—M.LaSalle Baja This uninspired comedy, about four 20-somethings who go on an RV trip to Mexico, tries hard to be madcap and magical, but the story has so many moving parts — and so little pizzazz — that things quickly go south. … [Read more...] about Movie review capsules for May 20
Cate Blanchett has been to the Cannes Film Festival in various capacities since 1997, but this year she assumes a far weightier role as president of the jury — an honor made even more significant in that it’s only the 12th time a woman has filled that seat. The glaring gender gap is not lost on Blanchett. Nor is the fact that in the festival’s seven-decade history, “The Piano” director Jane Campion is the only woman to have ever won the prestigious Palme d’Or.Blanchett remembers being appalled to see Campion, who presided over the jury in 2014, conspicuously standing on the Palais stage at Cannes’ 50th-anniversary ceremony surrounded by an all-male coterie of auteurs who had also taken home the festival’s most coveted prize.“Sometimes, things have to get that bad and that stark for us to say, ‘Hang on a minute. There’s something wrong — literally — with this picture,’” says Blanchett.In a frank, … [Read more...] about Cate Blanchett revealed that she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein