Russell Brand Threatened With Arrest Outside Fox News Studios »Toronto: Soda Pictures Buys Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Face of an Angel’ »StudioCanal is adding Michael Winterbottom’s economic documentary The Emperor’s New Clothes to its lineup ahead of AFM.The film unites comedian, provocateur and aspiring revolutionary Russell Brand with director Winterbottom in a polemical documentary about the financial crisis from international banking centers in London’s City and New York. It combines documentary style, archive footage and comedy routines to explore how the crisis has affected the working and lower classes while the famed “one percent” has benefited.Read more Russell Brand Threatened With Arrest Outside Fox News StudiosWinterbottom enlisted the outspoken Brand, who has repeatedly called for a revolution recently, in the documentary.”It’s about inequality and why the 1 percent [of the world's wealthy] seem to have so much and the rest of us not quite so much,” Winterbottom told BBC Radio 4’s program Front Row in an interview last week.”Everyone knows about equality and what’s going on in the world, so the idea is to point out the ludicrous extremes of our society.”Winterbottom and Brand had previously discussed turning Brand’s 2007 memoir Booky Wook into a film, but that project was abandoned.Winterbottom told the BBC the documentary had just begun shooting in early October.The Emperor’s New Clothes was produced by Revolution Films.
Big news! Announced Oct. 27 — days after she got rid of her short bangs — Beyonce is creating a line of athletic-wear for Topshop, set to launch fall 2015This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Beyonce Partners with Topshop on Athletic Streetwear Clothing Line, Set to Launch Fall 2015
Premier League leader Chelsea dropped points for only the second time this season by conceding a last-gasp equalizer at Manchester United that will also have been celebrated in the blue half of the city on Sunday.Chelsea was on the verge of moving eight points clear of Manchester City — arguably its biggest rival for the title — when Robin van Persie rammed home a loose ball in the fourth minute of injury time in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.Didier Drogba put Chelsea ahead in the 53rd minute with a glancing header from a corner, for the 36-year-old striker’s first league goal since joining the club for a second spell.Surprisingly, Southampton is Chelsea’s nearest challenger after nine games, four points behind Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten side. City is two points further adrift in third after losing 2-1 at West Ham on Saturday and United remained 10 points off the pace.Tottenham’s disappointing start to the season continued with a 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle, which further eased the pressure on visiting manager Alan Pardew.Samuel Eto’o scored twice in Everton’s 3-1 win at Burnley, which is second from bottom and the only team in England’s top four leagues without a victory this season.A month ago, Chelsea came to Manchester and conceded an 85th-minute equalizer against City that was scored by its former midfielder Frank Lampard.Van Persie left it even later.The Netherlands striker pounced after a header by Marouane Fellaini was parried out by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. That came from a free kick conceded by Branislav Ivanovic, who clipped the heels of Angel Di Maria to earn a red card for a second booking.Van Persie’s late intervention made amends for his error at Drogba’s goal. He was supposed to be guarding the near post as Drogba’s towering header flew toward him but the ball went between Van Persie and the upright.”To not be happy with a point shows clearly how good we were,” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said, “and how good we are playing.”United made a habit of scoring late goals under Alex Ferguson, and after the disappointing 10-month tenure of David Moyes, United’s fighting spirit appears to be growing under Louis van Gaal.It was the second late equalizer United scored this week, with Daley Blind’s 87th-minute strike securing a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.”My boys fought till the end,” Van Gaal said. “We kept together and I think we deserved it. I have seen that we could have beat Chelsea — I’m saying that nearly every game but this is against Chelsea, who are a top team, and we were at least equal.”While United is showing some progress under Van Gaal, the opposite is happening at Spurs.Newcastle produced a rousing second-half fightback at White Hart Lane to leave Tottenham in 11th place, three points off the relegation places and with just one win in the last seven league games.”We need to improve a lot (to get in top four),” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “It’s not tactical or physical, it’s our mentality. It’s a big hit for us.”Tottenham dominated the first half but only had Emmanuel Adebayor’s 18th-minute header to show for it.Halftime substitute Sammy Ameobi equalized for Newcastle within seconds of the team kicking off the second half and Ayoze Perez scored his first goal for the club for a 58th-minute winner.”I reminded them about the fundamentals of a Premier League game and we came out with a much stronger attitude,” Pardew said of his halftime team talk. “I thought (in the) second half, the players were magnificent.”Pardew was under severe pressure a month ago with Newcastle bottom of the standings, but seven points from the last three games has lifted the team away from danger.Eto’o scored Everton’s first and last goals in the win over Burnley that lifted the team into the top half.The former Barcelona striker put the visitors ahead in the fourth minute with a powerful header, and clinched victory with a curling shot in the 85th.Burnley equalized in the 20th when Romelu Lukaku surrendered possession to allow Lukas Jutkiewicz to play in Danny Ings, who rounded the goalkeeper and slotted into an empty net. Lukaku made amends in the 29th, scuffing a right-foot shot into the corner to restore Everton’s lead.
Just like her daddy, 15-month-old North West is never far away from music.
But forget the saccharine toddler tunes. Kim Kardashian tells PEOPLE that North’s playlist is fairly eclectic — and it’s always on.
“I put on these lullabies for her. I put on pop music, Kanye‘s music. I have a whole iPod with everything all set up for her,” Kardashian says.
“Every day, from when we wake up, there’s music on. When we’re playing, when we go on our walk, every day there’s music on. I have a little Beats speaker, so we listen to music loud on our walks.”
Sometimes, North will even get the live version of her daddy’s songs at night.
“There are nights I force him to put her to sleep,” she shares. “There’s those nights when you’re exhausted and need a change of scenery, so I’ll say, ‘Dad, it’s your night.’ I’ll listen by the door to make sure everything is going okay.”
On Friday, the couple had a major change of scenery, trading in rattles and baby bottles for the lights of Las Vegas.
The power couple had double duty in Sin City, with West headlining the first night of the Life Is Beautiful music festival and Kardashian celebrating her 34th birthday at Tao Las Vegas.
The party topped off a week of birthday activities that saw West not only whisk his wife off to Hawaii for a day, but also give her a one-of-a-kind gift.
“Kanye had a box, a purse, this Hermès purse, and I opened it and I thought it was so cool. It was all painted really cool and then there was my computer and it said, ‘Press Play,’ ” Kardashian shares.
“I pressed play and my daughter was sitting outside painting the purse,” she explains. “I thought it was an artist that painted the purse, some custom thing. I thought it was some new artist, and it was my daughter. It was amazing and I have it all on video.”
– Mark Gray
The NHL paid tribute to a couple of fallen Canadian soldiers in a co-ordinated pre-game ceremony in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, while Sidney Crosby and Joel Ward of Canada led the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, respectively, to victory.Here are the best stories:Uniting a nationPrior to puck drop across Canada, the NHL paid tribute to two fallen soldiers. The rousing tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent occurred simultaneously at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, Montreal’s Bell Centre, and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. It was the first game action for all three teams since Cirillo was killed by a gunman at the National War Memorial on Wednesday. Two days earlier, Vincent was killed and another soldier was injured when a man deliberately drove a car into them in the parking lot of a federal building near Montreal. During the first intermission, Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry challenged Canadians to step up and support the military during his Coach’s Corner segment.On mobile? View pre-game tribute here
Price shuts door on RangersGoaltender Carey Price made 34 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers. The win vaulted the 7-1-0 Canadiens to top spot in the 30-team NHL. Price improved to 6-1-0 on the young season with a 2.67 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal, which avenged a loss to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference final last spring. Carl Hagelin had the lone goal for New York, which had its win streak halted at three and saw its season record drop to 4-4-0.Hamilton steps up in Chara’s absenceThe Boston Bruins obviously aren’t listening to those predicting doom and gloom with top defenceman Zdeno Chara on the shelf for the next four to six weeks with a knee injury. Young blue-liner Dougie Hamiltton, a 21-year-old Toronto native, partnered with Dennis Seidenberg on the Bruins’ top blue-line pairing and stepped up his offensive game, scoring against Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier and setting up two goals in a 4-1 victory in Toronto. Patrice Bergeron collected his 500th NHL point on the first of two assists while Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, a 2005 first-round draft pick by the Maple Leafs, improved to 10-2-0 in 14 outings against Toronto. Richard Panik scored his first goal for the Leafs, who fell to 3-4-1 and 1-4-0 at home this season.Crosby has way with PredatorsPenguins captain Sidney Crosby stole the spotlight in Nashville, scoring his fifth goal of the season and adding two assists in Pittsburgh’s 3-0 victory over the Central Division-leading Predators. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for the shutout as Nashville dropped its first game in regulation (5-1-2). Pascal Dupuis and Evgeni Malkin scored power-play goals in the third period for the Penguins (4-2-1). It was the first meeting between the teams since their three-player trade on June 27 that saw Pittsburgh deal James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Hornqvist assisted on Crosby’s goal while Neal was held to two shots.On mobile? View Crosby assist here
Ward paces Caps in win over FlamesWith many eyes on Alex Ovechkin, Washington’s top goal-scorer this season, it was Joel Ward who gave Calgary goalie Karri Ramo fits, scoring twice in a 3-1 Capitals win. Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Washington (4-1-2) while Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet and limited to just one shot in 17 minutes 37 seconds of ice time. He was also blanked by Calgary last October after scoring at least a point (eight goals, seven assists) in his previous starts against them. Dennis Wideman notched the Flames’ lone goal on the power play in the first period. Calgary (5-4-1) had won two of its previous three games.
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Mitchell Gale’s one-yard touchdown run with just over five minutes remaining to play led the Toronto Argonauts to a thrilling 26-24 win over the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night.Gale scored at 9:43 of the fourth to put Toronto ahead 25-21 after Hamilton stopped Steve Slaton short on third-and-one but was flagged for being offside. That gave the Argos a fresh set of downs as Gale’s TD came after Swayze Waters connected from 29 yards out at 3:14.Hamilton pulled to within 25-24 with Justin Medlock’s 45-yard field goal at 12:29. Toronto took the ball at its own 35 and Ricky Ray promptly marched the Argos to the Ticats’ 24 but Waters’s 31-yard field goal was wide at 14:39 for the single, making it a two-point game.Hamilton took over at its 35 and drove to its 48 before James Yurichuk sacked Ticats quarterback Zach Collaros to end the game, delighting the loud Rogers Centre gathering of 19,258 with the roof closed.With the win, Toronto (7-9) moved into a second-place tie with Hamilton (7-9) in the Canadian Football League’s East Division, two points behind the Montreal Alouettes (8-8). The Argos can still finish first in the division with wins next weekend against the Als and then Ottawa the final weekend of the season.Toronto also captured the season series 2-1, meaning the Argos will secure the higher spot if the two teams end the season tied in the standings.Missed opportunityHamilton would’ve clinched a playoff spot with a win and finishes the season with games against Ottawa and Montreal.Collaros, who finished with three touchdown passes, put Hamilton ahead 21-15 at 13:08 of the third, capping a brilliant 109-yard, 10-play drive with a 27-yard TD strike to Brandon Banks. It was Banks’s miscue on a punt return that resulted in a nine-yard loss and put the ball on the Ticats’ one-yard line.Collaros found Sam Giguere on a 43-yard TD strike at 4:49 of the third to pull Hamilton to within 15-14 to end an 80-yard, five-play drive.Slaton scored Toronto’s other touchdown. Waters kicked the convert, three converts and a single. The other points came on a safety.Luke Tasker had Hamilton’s other touchdown. Justin Medlock booted three converts and a field goal.Tasker’s 50-yard TD grab was the second quarter’s lone scoring play and cut Toronto’s intermission lead to 15-7 as the opening half was a tale of two quarters. After struggling mightily, Hamilton made a game of it in the second, forcing two fumbles registering Tasker’s touchdown.Toronto opened the first with a safety after Collaros was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone just 1:16 in. Then following Swayze field goals of 36 and 22 yards, Slaton capped the quarter taking Ray’s short pass and rumbling 22 yards for the TD to cap a 70-yard, eight-play drive that put the Argos ahead 15-0.But both teams were hurt by penalties as Hamilton was flagged nine times for 85 yards and Toronto seven calls for seven yards. The Argos’ safety came the result of a flag against the Ticats and the drives that led to Waters’ second field goal (22 yards) and Slaton’s TD were aided by infractions committed by the visitors.Then in the second, Toronto twice had first downs negated by penalties, most notably a holding call nullifying Slaton’s 27-yard run to the Hamilton 14 that set up Ed Gainey’s recovery of a Zander Robinson fumble. Then later in the quarter, a Mike Bradwell 12-yard reception to the Hamilton 39 came back because of another holding call that resulted in the Argos ultimately punting.
An early goal by Yuki Ogimi was all Japan needed in a 3-0 victory over Canada in a women’s soccer friendly at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Saturday.With an automatic berth as the hosts of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Canadian women don’t need to go through the qualifying stages and have been setting up a series of friendlies to keep sharp in advance of the event.Japan was precisely the test they were looking for as the reigning World Cup champions and silver medallists at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.Canada won bronze at the same Olympic games.The passing ability of the strong Japanese squad was on full display in the ninth minute as they took a 1-0 lead. Japan used a three-way passing play that had the Canadian defenders running around before Ogimi put the ball in the corner of the net past Canadian goalie Erin McLeod.Canada came close in the 15th minute as McLeod sent a long ball on the Japanese net, but opposing ‘keeper Erina Yamane leapt up to corral the ball before Christine Sinclair could get a head on it. In the 25th minute, Melissa Tancredi headed a ball just wide of the net.Sinclair, playing in her 211th game for Canada, had another opportunity with a sliding shot in tight that Yamane was able to save and the defence was able to clear with Canadian players in the box.The Canadians continued to press early in the second half as Josee Belanger got a shot on net that almost fooled Yamane, followed up a minute later by Sophie Schmidt sending a ball just wide.Japan turned the tide in the 66th minute with their best opportunity in some time, but McLeod was able to make a point-blank save on Ogimi. Moments later McLeod got a hand up in time to deflect a good strike from Japan’s Kozue Ando.That renewed pressure paid off in the 70th minute as Yuri Kawamura headed in her first goal for the Japanese senior team on a play set up by a corner kick.Canada tried to get back into the game and had their closest chance of the second half in the 73rd minute when Sinclair headed a ball wide of the target.Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson left the game in the 78th minute with an apparent leg injury.Japan made it 3-0 in the 80th minute as Saori Ariyoshi made a great crossing pass to give Nahomi Kawasumi an easy tap-in goal.Kawasumi also hit a post in the 90th minute.The two teams play again on Tuesday in Vancouver.
Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season.The 19-year-old American, already dominating the women’s slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger in a tense season-opening race.”I wanted this so bad for so long,” Shiffrin said. “It is so special, also to share the podium with Fenninger, especially in GS, as she is so smooth and elegant.”Austrians Eva-Maria Brem and Kathrin Zettel came third and fourth, respectively, 0.66 and 0.67 off the lead.Shiffrin led Fenninger by 0.09 seconds after the opening run but looked like out of contention when she trailed Fenninger by 0.63 seconds halfway down her second run.For the first time leading in a GS, Shiffrin “took the foot off the gas” early in her final run before speeding up again.”It was a big fight,” the American said. “That was pretty rough. I am psyched I made it down alive.”The American accelerated to reduce her deficit to 0.09 at the final split time before crossing the line while matching the Austrian’s time.”I don’t think this really counts (as a win),” a stunned Shiffrin said on Austrian TV after being asked about her maiden GS victory.Her first win in another discipline than slalom, where Shiffrin is the Olympic and world champion and holds back-to-back World Cup titles, immediately raised the issue of her chances having a shot at the overall title.”Maybe, we need a few more races,” Shiffrin said with a smile, and confirmed she planned to add “one or two super-Gs” and probably some super-combined events to her schedule.”I was fast in the flats so that are good signs for the super-G,” she said.Fenninger ‘very nervous’Fenninger acknowledged to being “very nervous” in her opening run.”I lost a weight from my shoulders in the second,” the Austrian said following her ninth career win. “The season is so long, we don’t need to talk about the World Cup (title) now. But the start is nice. I never thought it would go on like this. I am proud to have arrived where I always wanted to be.”Shiffrin’s first GS win seemed just a matter of time. She already had seven top-10 finishes, including two podiums, in the World Cup, and came sixth in the 2013 worlds and fifth in the Sochi Olympics in February.The American became only the eighth female skier to win 10 or more World Cup races as a teenager. Austrian standout Annemarie Moser-Proell holds the record with 27 wins before turning 20.Shiffrin likely won’t overtake her before turning 20 in March, though she could catch up on Erika Hess and Janica Kostelic, who share second place on the list with 12 wins each.It’s not the first time the season-opening race on the Rettenbach glacier ends in a tie. There was even a triple victory in 2002 when Tina Maze, Nicole Hosp and Andrine Flemmen shared the win.Under cloudy skies and on a bumpy course, many of the pre-race favorites struggled.Lara Gut of Switzerland, who won here last year, skied out in her second run, and Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather, in the running for the overall title last season until getting injured at the Sochi Olympics, finished 2.54 off the lead in 10th.The 2010 Olympic GS champion, Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, was 0.58 back in sixth, while 2013 overall champion Tina Maze of Slovenia trailed Shiffrin and Fenninger by a massive 4.72 seconds.Shiffrin’s teammate Julia Mancuso, the 2006 Olympic GS champion, was a late starter in 47th after lacking results in the discipline in recent seasons. Mancuso finished 4.11 off the lead in 17th.Sarah Schleper, who aims to compete for Mexico at the world championships in Vail and Beaver Creek in February, made her return to the World Cup at age 35, three years after retiring. She finished 10.87 seconds off and didn’t qualify for the final run. A men’s GS on the same course is scheduled for Sunday. The women’s World Cup continues in Levi, Finland, for a slalom on Nov. 15.
‘Homeland’ as a Telenovela? Mexico’s Take Among Several Foreign Versions in the Works »Writer-director Rigoberto Perezcano (Northless) won best picture at the Morelia International Film Festival for Carmin Tropical, a film that explores sexual tolerance in an unusual Mexican town.Carmin Tropical is a docu-fiction hybrid set in Juchitan, a southern Mexico town known for its Muxe (transgender) community.Also coming up big in Morelia was Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Gueros, a black-and-white comedy about Mexican slackers on a quest to find a washed-up musician. Gael Garcia Bernal has an associate producer credit.Gueros won best first feature at Berlin, the Horizons Award in San Sebastian and best cinematography (Damian Garcia) in Tribeca.Matria, an odd tale about a man who organized an army of Mexican cowboys to fend off a possible Nazi invasion during WWII, nabbed best documentary.Morelia opened with Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman.International guests this year included Inarritu, Juliette Binoche, Homesman executive producer Michael Fitzgerald, award-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida), Amos Gitai (Free Zone) and Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare).Read more Oscars: Mexico Selects ‘Cantinflas’ for Foreign-Language Category
Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated album 1989 has leaked but her fans pledge to stay loyal to the songstress and not listen — read the funny tweets here This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Taylor Swift’s 1989 Album Leaks, Fans Freak Out on Twitter But Stay Loyal to Superstar — Read the Funny Tweets Here