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Zac Efron joins 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Los Angeles - Actor Zac Efron will star in the Fox comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

The 27-year-old actor has signed up to the movie, to be directed by Jake Szymanski, reported Variety.

It will follow the story of two brothers who place an online advert to find dates for a wedding, with the advert then going viral.

Peter Chernin, David Ready and Jenno Topping will produce for Chernin Entertainment, along with Jonathan Levine. Andrew J Cohen and Brendan O'Brien have written the script.

The search is currently underway for the actor to play Efron's brother. Efron has also recently been cast alongside Robert De Niro and Audrey Plaza in 'Dirty Grandpa'. PTI

Rihanna designs bags for charity

Los Angeles - R&B star Rihanna, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, comedienne Rachel Feinstein, model Jourdan Dunn and author Leandra Medine have teamed up with an Italian fashion brand to design bags for charity.

The 26-year-old 'Rude Boy' hitmaker, Parker, comedienne Feinstein, model Jourdan Dunn and author Leandra Medine have teamed up with Fendi to personalise their own 3Baguette handbag as part of a charity project, reported Women's Wear Daily.

Film with Sofia Vergara is like 'Thelma & Louise': Witherspoon

Los Angeles - Actress Reese Witherspoon says her upcoming comedy with 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara is similar to 1991 Oscar-winner 'Thelma & Louise', which was about a road journey of two friends.

Witherspoon, 38, plays an uptight cop, who finds herself on the run with a prisoner, a drug dealer's wife, played Vergara, 42, in the untitled movie, reported E! Online.

"It's definitely like a Thelma & Louise kind of thing," she said. Witherspoon could not stop gushing over Vergara and said the actress has given a great performance in the film.

Hundreds protest against Bill Cosby's second show in Ontario

Los Angeles - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada, where comedian Bill Cosby took the stage for the second time in the city.

According to CTV News, some of the protesters brought some signs and shouted "shame on you" to ticket-holders, reported Ace Showbiz.

Ellen DeGeneres secretly films wife as she works out

Los Angeles - Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has secretly shot wife Portia de Rossi doing fitness guru Jane Fonda's workout.

DeGeneres, 56, shared the video online, reported People magazine. "PortiadeRossi said I could watch her do her JaneFonda workout. She didn't say anything about filming and tweeting it," DeGeneres tweeted on January 3.

The 22-second clip starts with a shot of de Rossi keeping up with a Jane Fonda training video. For most of the video, she is unaware that DeGeneres is filming her though the comedienne's smirks catches her attention.

Role in 'Cake' made me value my body: Jennifer Aniston

Los Angeles - Actress Jennifer Aniston says she was grateful for her body after playing a role of pill-popper and chronic pain sufferer in her upcoming film 'Cake'.

The 45-year-old actress studied 'pretty much every single part of the body' that was hurt or injured, including the back, the leg, and the neck. She stopped her workout routine for two months to prepare for her role in the movie, and it did take a toll on her body.

"It really was interesting when you stop working out how you just ... My serotonin levels went down. My stamina was shot. I was cranky. I was irritable. I found myself short. I was hungry like crazy," she said.

I don't find it painful: Jennifer Aniston on Brad Pitt divorce

Los Angeles - Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she did not find the divorce from ex-husband Brad Pitt painful.

Aniston, 45, who is now engaged to actor Justin Theroux, was married to Pitt for close to five years, reported Us magazine.

"I don't find it painful. I think it's a narrative that follows you because it's an interesting headline. It's more of a media-driven topic," she said.

When asked whether she still keeps in touch with Pitt, 51, Aniston said, "We've exchanged good wishes an all that sort of stuff to each other, but it's not a constant thing."

Tara Reid goes completely nude

Los Angeles - Sharknado' actress Tara Reid shed her clothes Sharknado' to ring in 2015 on New Year's eve in Tulum, Mexico.

‘Happy New Year,’ the 39-year-old captioned an Instagram pic.

The actress put on a big smile for the camera as she showed off her slim figure. She reclined back on an indoor hammock and strategically covered her modesty with her hands, reported Us magazine.

During her tropical getaway, Reid also went swimming.

"Caves are so beautiful in Tulum. I love it. Wish you were all here with me," she captioned the picture. PTI

Britney Spears wants a family with new love?

Britney SpearsLos Angeles: Singer Britney Spears is reportedly discussing about having children with Charlie Ebersol, her boyfriend of four months.

According to a report by RadarOnline, the singer has already started talking babies with Ebersol. "Britney has said that Charlie wants to have children of his own and thinks that she would be the perfect mother for them," said a source.

Ebersol recently shared a photograph with Britney and her two sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. Together, they were all getting extremely festive as they posed by a decorated tree in matching pajamas.---- PTI

Zoe Saldana welcomes twins

Los Angeles - 'Gaurdians of the Galaxy' star Zoe Saldana has welcomed twin sons with artist husband Marco Perego.

Saldana, 36, gave birth to the twins on November 27. The couple has named them Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana, reported People magazine.

"Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana were born Thursday, November 27 in Los Angeles. Mother and sons are happy and healthy," Saldana's representative said.

"Our boys Cy and Bowie are finally here. Marco and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful wishes and for your patience. Happy 2015! Starting our New Year with a full house," the actress tweeted yesterday. PTI

Chickenpox was absurd: Angelina Jolie

Los Angeles - Actress-director Angelina Jolie, who has recovered from chickenpox, says the contagious disease was strange and preposterous.

The 39-year-old star had to cancel her appearance at the premiere of her latest directorial venture 'Unbroken' last month due to her illenss and was represented at the event by her husband Brad Pitt and children, reported E! Online.

"It was so absurd. What was even stranger was, I think, during the day before. I was trying to do interviews and I was like, 'What's happening to me? Strange'.

Jennifer Lopez's documentary reveals her pain, sadness during divorce

Los Angeles - Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez's documentary has revealed that she craves for a healthy and lasting marriage.

The mother of two, who divorced Marc Anthony after seven years of marriage, is seen experiencing pure pain when separating and divorcing from him, reported E!Online.

"That wasn't my dream. My dream was for us to always be together. You never want to break up family," she said in the documentary. The split was extra difficult to her because her twins, Max and Emme, were traveling with her during her first world tour.

'The Imitation Game' wins big at Capri Film Festival

Los Angeles - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch starrer historical thriller 'The Imitation Game' has won top honours at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival by bagging award for best picture and direction.

The biopic of war hero Alan Turing, who was prosecuted for his homosexuality, got its helmer Morten Tyldum the best director award at the event, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Timothy Spall bagged the best actor award for his performance in the biographical drama film 'Mr Turner', which is based on the life and career of British artist J M W Turner.

Alec Baldwin expecting second child with wife

Los Angeles - Actor Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria is pregnant with their second child.

The 30-year-old yoga instructor posted a photo of her family, including the 56-year-old actor, their one-year-old daughter Carmen and their two dogs on her Instagram page on Jan. 1, New Year's Day.

The photo shows their child placing her tiny hands on her mother's belly, reported E! Online.

"The sun has set on 2014 and on my year of daily hilariaypd... 2015 is going to be very exciting as we are thrilled to announce we are expecting another little addition to our family! (tadasana) yogapostureoftheday," she wrote.

Selena Gomez deletes controversial mosque photo

Los Angeles - Pop star Selena Gomez has deleted the controversial picture of herself popping her leg out to show off bare ankle at a mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Gomes, 22, was in the city to welcome the New Year with friends including Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, Cody Simpson, and Gigi Hadid, reported Us magazine.

The Instagram picture got criticism for the singer as the pose was deemed as a sign of impropriety.

"I was just thinking, why purposely go to a sacred place and do something considered disrespectful?" one commenter wrote. Gomez, however, did not comment on the controversy. PTI

Lindsay Lohan's father welcomes son

Los Angeles - Actress Lindsy Lohan's father Michael Lohan and his new wife, Kate Major, became parents to a baby boy just in time for the new year.

The newborn named Logan Michael Lohan, is Michael and Kate's second child. He was born on Wednesday, reported Us Weekly. "Kate and I are ecstatic. A bit late for Christmas but the best gift imaginable," Michael, 54, said.

"What a way to bring in the new year! God has blessed me with the best children a father could ever ask for ? but I am done!" The couple, who wed in Florida in October, have one son together, Landon, who was born in January 2013.

Taylor Swift approves singers' performance on her songs

Los Angeles - Pop star Taylor Swift has given approval to a performance by two singers on songs from her latest album '1989'.

The 24-year-old singer gave her stamp of approval on Twitter to a performance of 'Blank Space' and 'Style' mash-up uploaded on YouTube, reported Aceshowbiz.

Swift took to Twitter to share a link of the clip showing Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson singing the tracks off and commented, "Obsessed."

The video sees the Nashville-based singer and her duet partner singing in the middle of the street. Wearing all-black outfits, the two deliver their respective lines while Dawson plays the guitar.

Simon and I are very much together: Adele on break-up rumours

Los Angeles - Grammy-winning singer Adele has denied reports that she and her longtime partner Simon Konecki have been living apart from some time.

The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker, who took to Twitter for the first time in almost three months, said the couple are very much together.

"Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays and all the best for 2015! PS Simon and I are still very much together, don't believe what you read," she tweeted.

There were reports that the couple were living apart, which sparked break-up rumours.

Adele, 26, who is known for keeping her personal life very private, and her partner Konecki have a two-year-old son Angelo. PTI

Christina Aguilera to make a comeback in 2015?

Christina AguileraLos Angeles : Christina Aguilera is reportedly set to make a comeback in her music career after the singer took break earlier this year due to her pregnancy.

The 34-year-old 'What A Girl Wants' hitmaker has registered her comeback single called 'Waves' and also hinted that the follow-up to 2012's 'Lotus' will arrive in 2015, reported Ace Showbiz.

Aguilera is set to reprise her role as a coach in the eighth season of the American television reality show 'The Voice'.

She will join Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams as she replaces last season's coach Gwen Stefani.

'Unbroken' Christmas collection crosses $15 million

unbroken movieLos Angeles: Actress-director Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' wins the top spot by beating new releases like 'Into the Woods', 'The Gambler' and 'The Imitation Game' after earning USD 15.6 million on Christmas.

The Louis Zamperini biopic starring Jack O'Connell left the recent controversial movie 'The Interview' behind by becoming a hit in the US theaters on the festive day, reported Ace Showbiz.

'Unbroken' ranks third behind 'Sherlock Holmes' (USD 24.6 million in 2009) and 'Les Miserables (USD 18.1 million in 2012) among the big releases on the Christmas eve.




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