Tara Reid accepted the leading role in ‘Sharknado’ as a joke.
The 38-year-old actress stars alongside former ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ actor Ian Ziering in the film, which sees a freak hurricane swamp Los Angeles with hundreds of deadly sharks terrorizing its residents, and admits she never expected the made-for-TV movie to be so successful.
She said: "I’m just as stunned as everyone else. Come on, I did it as a joke! I didn’t even think anyone was going to see it.
"And then what happened has never happened before on any movie. Even now, you thought the buzz was going to stop about ‘Sharknado’, but it just keeps going."
Following on from its success, Asylum Films – who also made ‘Snakes on a Plane’ – are now working on a sequel which will also star Tara Reid and she says it will be even more "ridiculous" than the first installment.
Speaking to HLNtv, she said: "In the scene in the first film, where I ended up in the stomach of the shark, which was so ridiculous that you think, ‘How are you going to top that?’ Well, we’re actually pretty close to topping it."
"I can’t tell too much. I’m not allowed to, to be honest with you. But you can definitely expect it to be as entertaining – if not more, believe it or not – as the first one."
The ‘American Pie’ star was spotted filming scenes for ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ in New York last week and the movie is set to be released in select cinemas in July.
Rihanna has been partying in Paris with Drake.
The ‘Pour It Up’ singer fuelled rumours she was back with her ex by joining him at Soixante Dix Neuf nightclub in the French capital, where Drake was making a personal appearance for the venue’s first anniversary on Monday night (02.24.14).
The Bajan beauty – who had a brief fling with the rapper in 2009 in the wake of her split from on/off beau Chris Brown – sipped on cocktails made with Belvedere Vodka and watched as Drake took to the DJ booth.
A source told Us Weekly: "She didn’t want to be seen at all. She kept her head down and charged through to the back of the club with her friends.
"They had a private space and stayed there most of the time. Drake looked very tired, but was smiling around Rihanna. They chatted, danced a little, and seemed close."
Drake was in Paris to perform at the Palais Omnisport de Bercy, where the 26-year-old singer was his guest of honour in the audience.
According to the MailOnline, the alleged couple were also spotted dining out together at L’Avenue over the weekend, leaving separately to hide from photographers.
Drake recently admitted Rihanna was the woman of his dreams, saying: "She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and s**t. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life."
Kim Kardashian insists her upcoming wedding will be "super small" and intimate.
The 33-year-old reality TV star is set to marry Kanye West in Paris in May and, despite reports it will be an extravagant affair, she admits friends and family members are being axed from their guest list every day.
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ beauty said: "We’re having a super, super, just small, intimate…as we’re going along we’re realizing that we just want it to be more small and intimate than people are imagining and thinking."
Kim, who has an eight-month-old daughter North, is also rethinking the number of children she wants to have.
She told ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Tuesday (02.25.14): "I don’t think I can do more than three, tops. That would be my absolute tops, tops, tops. I even contemplate, should North just be an only child? But then I remember all the Christmases, and all of the fun experiences I had and I might just have to tough it out."
She added: "I am loving life right now. My daughter is the cutest thing ever. I know every parent says that about their own kid, but…I’m loving being a mom. I never thought I would say that.
"I went into this so scared, so scared of every last thing pregnancy meant and motherhood and the responsibility. I always wanted kids, but for some reason when I got pregnant I was so scared. Everyone tells you about having a kid and how it will change your life and it’s the greatest experience and you’ll love it; it’s that times 100."
Scarlett Johansson doesn’t see herself as a role model.
‘The Avengers’ actress hinted she quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam after eight years last month because she didn’t want her image to be controlled by a "global platform."
The 29-year-old star told Dazed magazine: "I don’t see myself as being a role model; I never wanted to step into those shoes."
Scarlett sparked controversy when she chose to step away from the anti-poverty organization, which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, in favor of continuing her relationship with SodaStream, which has a factory in the country’s West Bank, and appeared in a Super Bowl ad to promote the fizzy drink firm last month.
Although the actress didn’t directly discuss her fallout with the charity, she said: "How could I wake up every day and be a normal person if I was completely aware that my image was being manipulated on a global platform. How could I sleep?
"You have to have peace of mind. You’ve got to be able to protect those things. How else could you exist? You’d go crazy, anybody would go crazy."
The ‘Her’ star’s spokesperson released a statement following her split from Oxfam that said: "Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years.
"She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam."
A security guard and driver for pop singer Justin Bieber have been arrested near Atlanta and charged with stealing a photographer’s camera.
Sandy Springs, Ga., Police Capt. Steve Rose said in a statement that Bieber was at an entertainment complex north of the Georgia capital Tuesday evening when 32-year-old bodyguard Hugo Hesny got into a confrontation with a photographer who he said had gotten too close to the singer.
Rose said Hesny and 49-year-old driver Terrance Johnson followed the photographer to a parking lot and took his camera.
He said the two were caught as they were pulling up to a house Bieber is renting in the area. Rose said Bieber was not involved and the camera has been recovered.
It was not known if Hesny and Johnson had attorneys.
Lindsay Lohan is no longer being sued for an alleged hit and run incident.
Nubia Del Carmen Preza has dropped the lawsuit she filed against the 27-year-old actress in 2012.
The nanny claimed she was pushing a baby stroller in West Hollywood in June 2010 when the ‘Mean Girls’ star hit her with her Maserati.
Preza’s lawsuit stated she had suffered "disabling and serious personal injuries, pain, suffering and anguish" and that she was seeking damages for all her medical expenses and lost time at work.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Nubia has thrown in the towel and didn’t get any financial settlement from the actress.
Lindsay has been trying to get her acting career back on track since being released from her last stint in rehab last year.
The red-haired beauty’s father, Michael Lohan, recently said she had cut all of her bad friends out of her life to focus on filming the upcoming thriller, ‘Inconceivable.’
He said: "She [Lindsay] has Randell Emmett, who produced ‘Lone Survivor’ and ‘Broken City’, helping her. She’s cut the bad friends out of her life and is taking this seriously."
The former child star has also just wrapped on the production of her eight-part documentary ‘Lindsay’ with Oprah Winfrey, which is described as an "honest, no-holds-barred-account" of her efforts to lead a more positive life without the legal troubles and substance abuse that has plagued her career over the past few years.
Tori Spelling’s husband has checked out of rehab.
Dean McDermott, who entered a treatment facility in Los Angeles for personal issues early last month after he was accused of cheating on the former ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star, was spotted outside their home with the couple’s eldest daughter Stella, five, on Monday (02.24.14).
The ‘Chopped Canada’ host, 47, was carrying several children’s car seats away from the property, according to UsMagazine.com.
Tori, who also has three other children, Liam, six, Hattie, two, and 18-month-old Finn, with her husband of seven years, was not present.
A source recently admitted the 40-year-old star isn’t sure whether she can save her marriage.
The insider said: "Tori keeps waffling. Even if they reconcile, it’s going to be hard to trust him," but added: "Tori doesn’t want her kids to grow up without their dad in the house."
The couple are scheduled to film another reality TV show ‘Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever’ this spring, according to Deadline, and the actress has already starting working on the show.
Moving vans were seen transferring furniture out of their rental home in Encino, California last Thursday (02.20.14), and a spokesperson told the MailOnline website: "It was production. She was shooting some interviews for her show. She’s not moving."
They say February is the most depressing month of the year, so have a laugh and cheer up!
DreamWorks has hinted there will be another ‘Shrek’ movie.
The company’s CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, says the story of the Shrek – a fictional ogre character created by American author, William Steig – still has ”another chapter” left to tell and insists they are ”not finished” with the animated adventure.
Talking to Fox Business Network in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday (25.02.14), he said: ”We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest.
”But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”
‘Shrek Forever After’, released in 2010, has an all star cast including Mike Myers as male lead, and A-Listers Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz.
Despite receiving mixed reviews it grossed a worldwide total of over $752 million making it a commercial success and was believed to be the final installment in the Shrek series.
The films follow the character of Shrek as he develops a romance with Princess Fiona.
Tommy Lee has got engaged.
The Motley Crue drummer is set to make longterm girlfriend Sofia ‘Sofi’ Toufa his fourth wife after deciding he wants to be with her for "life".
He tweeted yesterday (02.24.14): "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!! Say hello to my fiancÃ© and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial (sic)"
Singer Sofia, 30, also tweeted excitedly about the news a few minutes later.
She wrote: "I’m something that rhymes with Beyonce!!!!!(sic)"
The 51-year-old rocker first married model Elaine Starcuk in November 1984, but they divorced the following year.
He tied the knot for the second time in 1986, to actress Heather Locklear, and they separated in August 1993.
In 1995, just four days after he met ‘Baywatch’ actress Pamela Anderson, the couple married. They went on to have children Bandon, now 17, and Dylan, 16, but divorced in 1998.
However, they later reconciled but split in 2001, before getting back together again in 2008 and separating later that year.
He was also engaged to Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, from 2001 to 2003, but she later admitted she felt he was still "in love" with Pamela during their relationship.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brings award winning poet, author and performer Shane Koyczan to perform his debut with orchestra: an evening of words and music that will tantalize and open our imaginations to a world of possibilities.
“Shane is so talented and we are looking forward to his orchestra debut as we bring spoken word to our stages next month,” says Rosemary Thomson, Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
“Shane’s talent as an artist embraces audiences and paired with our professional orchestra will capture our imaginations.”
The world took notice of Shane Koyczan when his influential, anti-bullying, “To This Day Project” video went viral in early 2013 with 10 million views and counting.
Powerfully engaging and authentic, Shane’s explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen were to theirs.
But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Shane emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.
He is both a writer and spoken word virtuoso.
His first published collection, “Visiting Hours,” was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and the Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists in 2005. Destined to become a future classic, “Visiting Hours” is now in its third edition, and includes “We Are More,” performed by Shane at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“SYMPHONY AND SYLLABLES” hits the stage for three concerts this month, March 7 in Kelowna, March 8 Penticton and March 9 in Vernon.
Tickets for concerts can be purchased at the Kelowna Actors Studio 1379 Ellis Street by phone: 250.862.2867, Penticton Wine Information Centre 553 Railway Street or by phone 250.276.2170 and the Vernon Performing Arts Centre 33rd St at 38th Ave or by phone: 250.549.7469 or online via the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra website
Jimmy Kimmel is set to become a father for the third time.
The chat show host and his wife Molly McNearney are expecting their first child together, with the TV personality revealing the exciting news on an episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ airing this Wednesday (02.26.14).
Amid cheers from the studio audience, he announced: "I’m having a baby . . . wait I want to finish . . . with Ellen. No, I decided to have the first one with my wife. We got married in July and, you know, it’s interesting. It’s disgusting the way babies are made."
Ellen replied: "Good for you. And why is it disgusting?"
Jimmy, 46, joked: "Well, there are so many human body parts involved. Did you know there are eggs in us? That’s gross just to start with."
The funnyman tied the knot with his long-time love Molly, a writer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, last July.
He already has children Katie and Kevin with his ex-wife Gina, who he split from in 2002, but is worried he is out of practice when it comes to looking after babies.
Jimmy explained: "I have a 20-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter, and I’ve really forgotten everything. It’s funny because I was just with some friends who just had a baby, I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ And there’s new ways to do things. You hold them by the front of the neck now it seems."
The couple are planning to find out the sex of the baby before the birth, even though Jimmy originally wanted it to be a surprise.
Jimmy said: "I would like it to be a surprise and my wife, Molly, was happy with that idea until about a week ago she started saying we really need to find out. But I don’t think it matters.
"I don’t think you need to make the baby’s room blue or pink I mean it’s kind of – it’s inherently ridiculous. I don’t think they could even see colours, right? I mean, or is that dogs I’m thinking of?"
Amanda Bynes reached a plea deal in her driving under the influence (DUI) case yesterday (02.24.14).
The ‘Hairspray’ actress – who has recently been treated for schizophrenia – faced the charges from 2012, but her lawyer managed to get the DUI charge dropped so she could plead no contest to a lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving.
Although she has escaped jail and a large fine, Amanda will now have to undergo three years of probation and must attend three months of alcohol education classes.
Her lawyer, Richard Hutton, told newspaper The New York Daily News: "She’s doing very well. This case took some unexpected turns, but it’s resolved. Everything is going just like it should."
Amanda completed psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December and is now living with her parents in Thousand Oaks, California, under a mental health conservatorship.
The 27-year-old star’s mother, Lynn Bynes, is her temporary conservator – meaning she has control of Amanda’s personal and financial affairs – and a judge overseeing her conservator duties recently praised her for her daughter’s continued progress during a hearing.
A source recently told how Amanda’s parents are thrilled her life is more stable, but don’t think she is ready to move out of their home yet, even though she is eager to get her own place.
The insider said: "It’s not likely she will be moving out of their house for at least the next several months."
Kim Basinger finds ‘selfies’ "scary".
The 60-year-old actress – who has 18-year-old daughter Ireland with ex-husband Alec Baldwin – fears for the future of young people because they appear self-absorbed and don’t have much drive to work hard to find success.
She said: "If you look at this generation of selfies and selfies and selfies, it seems a little bit scary. I like to see a driven kid, somebody who wants to come from the ground up .â€‰.â€‰. you just don’t know what’s going to happen to this generation."
The ‘L.A. Confidential’ actress also insisted she is nothing like her sexy image.
Speaking to the new issue of Interview magazine, she said: "I’m more bare-footed Rastafarian, crazy."
Last year, Ireland landed a deal with IMG Models and Kim insisted her daughter had worked hard to pursue a modelling career without her help because she only wanted to protect her by giving her a normal upbringing as far out of the public eye as possible.
She previously said ”She grew up in the limelight but I tried to provide stability and a quieter world.
”You just want them to follow their own path, and she totally did this on her own.
”I think she wanted to stick her foot in and see what it would bring. And she’s doing extremely well.”
Dan Aykroyd has led tributes to his ‘Ghostbusters’ co-star Harold Ramis.
Actor, director and writer Harold passed away earlier this morning (02.24.14), and Dan – who co-wrote as well as starred in both ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters II’ with him – led condolences.
He said in an email message: "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking."
Ivan Reitman, director of the two movies, also paid tribute, saying: "The world has lost a wonderful, truly original, comedy voice with the passing of Harold Ramis.
"He possessed the most agile mind I’ve ever witnessed. He always had the clearest sense of what was funny and how to create something in a new clever way … Harold had an extraordinary impact on my career and I loved him like a brother."
Harold worked on many other films as writer and director in his career including ‘Caddyshack’, ‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘Analyze This’ and ‘Animal House’, making a huge impact in Hollywood.
Billy Crystal wrote on Twitter: "Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all."
Steven Martin tweeted: "So sorry to hear about the death of Harold Ramis, a comedy master. ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Groundhog Day’, and more."
Film director Ron Howard also paid tribute, saying: "Harold Ramis RIP. no one could ever top him in terms of somehow being Cool & off-the-charts creative and incredibly kind & gracious. (sic)"
Some of Harold’s last work was directing episodes of the US version of ‘The Office’, prompting one of the show’s stars, Rainn Wilson to write: "Was honored to have gotten to work with Harold Ramis, the Buddha of Comedy. Brilliant, humble, radiant. We’ve lost an icon."
Another one of the show’s former stars, Steve Carell, wrote: "Harold Ramis. Funny, gracious, kind hearted. A joy to have known you."
Harold is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, their two sons, Julian and Daniel as well as his daughter, Violet Ramis, with former spouse Anne Plotkin.
For the past four years Train Wreck Comedy has truly become Kelowna’s own stand-up comedy show, filling a void that was left when Yuk Yuks closed its doors at the Capri Centre mall in 2010. Train Wreck Comedy wasted no time becoming Kelowna’s number one stand-up comedy show and it continues to be the most recognizable name in town when it comes to stand-up comedy.
After selling out every show at Lake City Casino in 2013 and tired of turning away people who waited too long to buy tickets, Train Wreck Comedy and Lake City Casino have finally added a second All-Star comedy show each month. It all starts this Friday, February 28th.
March show dates will be Friday, March 14th and Friday, March 28th.
Train Wreck Comedy All-Stars
Friday February 28th – 8:30pm
Lake City Casino
Daryl Makk – Daryl has been performing stand-up since 1993 and is the creator of The Planet Tour. You may have seen his comedy special on CTV and he is currently working on a book of short stories based on his on-road adventures.
Jy Harris – Jy has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival and he also has his own one-hour special on CTV. Acting highlights range from a recurring role as a failed porn star on ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ to the comedic lead in the Netflix cult hit ‘Bong Of The Dead’.
Tickets at casino guest services or call (250) 860-9467
Buy tickets online here.
Comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis has died at his suburban Chicago home.
A spokesman for United Talent Agency says Ramis died early Monday morning of complications from an autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.
Ramis is best known for his roles in comedies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."
He co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. He also co-wrote "National Lampoon’s Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."
More recently, he directed "Analyze This," a movie starring Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro.
UTA spokesman Chris Day says Ramis had been battling an autoimmune disease that affects blood vessels for four years.
Day says Ramis’ family was at his side when he died.
Nelly Furtado admits it can be "challenging" working with her husband.
The ‘Say it Right’ hitmaker has worked with her sound engineer spouse Demacio ‘Demo’ Castellon – who she married in 2008 – on two albums, ‘Loose’ in 2006 and 2009’s ‘Mi Plan’ and though they share "healthy tension", their studio sessions usually result in "good things".
She told PEOPLE magazine: "It’s a healthy tension working together. It doesn’t always go smoothly, of course, and it can be really challenging when there are differences of opinion, which of course happens. But good things always tend to come out of it, and that’s the whole point."
"We make it work because he’s often doing his own thing. I go off and do my own thing, so it’s not like we’re working together all the time."
Nelly is returning to the recording studio later this year and is looking forward to her spouse to push her into creating work that is better than ever.
She added: "When we work together, he challenges me. That’s what makes him so great in the studio. If it were an easy process, the final product wouldn’t be very good, but he helps me to reach a little bit further. He pushes my boundaries."
And away from the studio, the 35-year-old singer – who has 10-year-old daughter Nevis with former boyfriend Jasper Gahunia – says she and her family have a "great life".
She said: "We’re very blessed to have a beautiful family. We have a great life together. Life is good."