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Woody Harrelson

Actor Woody Harrelson used to be movie legend Marlon Brando’s chess buddy.

The former Cheers star struck up a friendship with his hero over the chess board – and admits he always let the big man win.

He says, “Those were good times. Marlon did sometimes cheat a little bit… He made the move and it was the wrong move and then I’d take advantage of it and he’d insist on getting the move back.

“I’d argue for a bit and then I’d be like, ‘I’m arguing with Marlon Brandon…! Yeah, you can have the move back.'”

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman will find it hard to relocate to Paris, France with her husband Benjamin Millepied next year (14), because she loves everything about living in Los Angeles.

The Black Swan star admits she treasures the years she has spent in Tinseltown and she always looks forward to discovering new arts around town.

She tells Marie Claire magazine, “I just really, really love it here. It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now. It’s really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know? New York is more where art is bought than where art is made…”

However, Portman will have to leave her adopted home behind when she moves to the French capital, where Millepied has accepted a job with the Paris Opera Ballet, and she reveals the news took her by surprise.

She says, “When Ben asked me if I wanted to go to Paris, I freaked. Everyone dreams of living in Paris.”

The couple wed in August, 2012, three months after welcoming their son, Alef.

Kim Clijsters

Former tennis champ Kim Clijsters has added a boy to her brood after giving birth on Wednesday (18Sep13).

The Belgian sports star took to Twitter.com just hours after the birth to tell fans of little Jack’s arrival.

She writes, “Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7.06 pm tonight and we are both doing well… His big sister, mama and daddy are very proud and happy!”

The tot is a little brother to five-year-old Jada Ellie, Clijsters first child with her husband Brian Lynch.

The 30 year old retired from the court following the U.S. Open last year (12).

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock has lavished praise on the crew behind Alfonso Cuaron’s new space film Gravity for turning a studio backlot into a children’s “wonderland” so her young son could have fun while she was at work.

The survival project was one of the first the actress signed up for following the 2010 breakdown of her marriage to cheating ex Jesse James and the adoption of her baby boy Louis, and she made it clear to producers that keeping her son safe and happy was her number one priority.

She says, “I can’t selfishly take journeys anymore because I have to take a little boy along with me.

“I said (to producers)… make it so I’m not somewhere not paying attention because I’m so worried about, ‘Where is he? Is he having fun? Is this a good life experience?’

“(Producer) David (Heyman) turned a backlot of a sound stage in rainy London into a wonderland for a one-and-a-half-year-old. Everything was bumper guarded! People go, ‘What is that?’ And I go, ‘That is to protect a child’s head! All of it!'”

Bullock admits she hugged her baby a little tighter each night after spending hours shooting in isolation, portraying a medical engineer who has lost a child on a space shuttle mission gone wrong.

She adds, “I kept having to say, ‘What would I do (if I lost a child)?’ and I realised I might be far worse off than she is. You just have to go there and know at the end of the day, you can unplug and go home and do something a lot of… people who were parents can’t.”

Diane Kruger

Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger hates playing gun-toting characters onscreen because she’s not a fan of weapons.

The German actress, who is currently playing a cop in U.S. TV drama The Bridge, admits she’s not a natural shooter and doesn’t enjoy pulling the trigger on make-believe bad guys.

She says, “I’m not very good at it. Maybe it’s because I’m not American, but I don’t like guns. I don’t like anything that has to do with guns. I don’t like people being shot in shows; I’d rather watch a sex scene.

“I nearly killed a New York Times reporter who was on set the very first day of the show… I was trying to look all professional and tell her about my character and I fumbled with my holster and the gun just dropped on her head… The review was not so great for me.”

Katy Perry

The mayor of Hartford, Connecticut blasted Dave Chappelle over his performance walk-out last Thursday night, telling him to “quit whining” following a gig in Chicago, Illinois where he blasted the city. Some might say he got racist, and he also called for North Korea to nuke the city. (story)

Katy Perry’s video for her latest single, ‘Roar’, has arrived, and the song has also knocked Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (story)

Naomi Watts stars as Princess Diana in the new movie biopic “Diana”, and she dazzled on the red carpet for the film’s London premiere. (story)

Unfortunately, British critics are blasting the movie, calling it as awful as the car crash that took her life in 1997. (story)

Nobody can seem to get their Lamar Odom facts straight. The NBA star reportedly checked into rehab on Wednesday, but that story wasn’t confirmed and he reportedly fell off the radar. Now they’re saying he spent a day in rehab and left already. He’s also suppopsedly gone on a crack binge. (story)

Gina Gershon will be playing fashion icon Donatella Versace in a new movie, and she looks exactly like her — well, without all the weathering. Naturally, since we’re talking about Gina Gershon, it’s a made-for-TV movie that will air on Lifetime (you didn’t seriously think she’d land a leading role for a big Hollywood production, did you?) (story)

Jack Osbourne’s wife has reportedly suffered a miscarriage. The reality star’s wife, Lisa Stelly, announced that the couple was ecpecting their second child last month, but things took a turn for the worse last week. (story)

Justin Bieber‘s hanging around with Chris Brown now. This should be good. (story)

Everyone’s talking about the recent casting for “Fifty Shades of Grey”. No one likes who producers picked for the lead roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. We came up with 10 stars who would be better in each role, both lists are based on who we’d want to see getting it on hardcore S&M style, of course:

Better Christian | Better Anastasia

Katy Perry

The Avengers

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister is reportedly in talks to play Scarlet Witch in director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers sequel.

Elizabeth Olsen appears to have replaced Irish actress Saorise Ronan as the frontrunner for the role.

If cast, the Martha Marcy May Marlene star will most likely join Kick-Ass hero Aaron Taylor-Wood onscreen – he recently confirmed that he has had discussions about playing Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver.

It won’t be the first time he has teamed up onscreen with Olsen – they will appear together onscreen in the upcoming Godzilla remake.

Audrey Tautou

Beloved French film Amelie is to be reinvented as a Broadway musical.

Folk-rocker Dan Messe of Hem has teamed up with playwright Craig Lucas and lyricist Nathan Tysen to bring the 2001 film, starring Audrey Tautou, to the stage.

Announcing the news on Thursday (22Aug13), Messe wrote, “Not the best kept secret, but still I’m happy to announce that I’ve been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie for Broadway.”

The movie original, which was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, was a huge hit just over a decade ago and picked up five Oscar nominations.

Kourtney Kardashian

A male model is suing Kourtney Kardashian, claiming he is the father of the reality star’s son.

Michael Girgenti claims he met Kardashian in 2009 during a photoshoot while she was on a break from her longterm boyfriend Scott Disick. Her son Mason, 3, was born nine months after the pair allegedly had unprotected sex in Glendale, Calif.

Girgenti filed a lawsuit at the Los Angeles County Superior Court demanding a DNA test to determine whether he’s Mason’s biological father. He seeks joint custody if he is Mason’s parent.

A hearing is scheduled in September.

Kardashian’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, wrote a letter to Girgenti, calling his allegations “false and defamatory.”

A representative for Kardashian previously insisted, “Since the… photoshoot, Kourtney never spoke with him, saw him nor met him again. Kourtney has never been alone with him, and Kourtney certainly has never physically/intimately been with Mr. Girgenti.”

Kardashian also has a daughter, Penelope, who turned one in July.

Photo Credits: PacificCoastNews.com

Syfy

The strange success of Syfy’s Sharknado movie – which former “90210” star Ian Ziering called his “John Travolta ‘Pulp Fiction’ moment,” by the way – can probably be attributed to the same cultural normative (or abnormative, we should say) that made “Bubba Teeth” a hit: Every now and then, people just like to drop all pretense and participate in the humor of things.

But it looks like it may just be those producers who took a chance on such an utterly ridiculous movie concept who get the last laugh when this thing hits actual theaters. ‘Cause that’s happening now.

Yep, “Sharknado” took the TV-observing world by storm, pun intended, for several reasons, not the least of which was an out-right social media frenzy over the unashamed ridiculousness of the film. Live-tweeting it was kind of the thing to do that night (’cause what else is going down on some random Thursday evening?).

While viewership itself was ultimately just so-so, it was the web impact that really had teeth; at one point, the title was reportedly the subject of 5,000 tweets a minute.

And though Syfy’s been responding to the interest with shark-themed marathons and, yes, even plans for a sequel (!!), they’ve now got even bigger aspirations to see what kinda damage this thing can do on the big screen.

That’s right. Regal Entertainment will be hosting midnight screenings of “Sharknado” on Aug. 2 at some 200 theaters across the country.

“‘Sharknado’ has become a force of nature in its own right,” a rep for the theater chain explained. “The project transcends the original television platform and has created tremendous buzz. There’s just something epic about watching these huge beasts on the big screen with your friends and family. The crowd reactions will make for a memorable experience in our theatres … Regal is proud to be giving our guests this chance to fuel the social media whirlwind by inviting friends to come to the show and tweeting reactions.”

So … sticking with the weather-y theme, will lightning strike twice with this “Sharknado” thing?

Photo Credits: Syfy

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