Prince William may be heir to the British throne but he’s not above the occasional junk-food splurge. People reports that the Duke of Cambridge threw healthy eating to the wind while flying in the United States earlier this week. En route to Memphis to attend the wedding of friend Guy Pelly, William reportedly dined on chicken nachos and chicken wings from eateries inside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport during a stopover. An onlooker observed: “A hostess and server from the restaurants took great care of him before he jetted off.” William is scheduled to meet his younger brother Harry in Memphis this weekend for the wedding.
Jamie Foxx thinks Drake has a bright future in the acting game. The Oscar-winning actor spoke glowingly of the Canadian-born rapper’s thespian abilities during a recent interview with MTV News. “What people don’t understand is, he’s an actor,” Foxx said. “So when he did Saturday Night Live, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, you really showing ’em.” Drake acted on the Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation before shooting to stardom with his rap songs. Most recently, he appeared in a cameo in the feature Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. And while Drake isn’t actively campaigning for future screen roles, Foxx has his back: “I got movie ideas for him,” he said. “I think he can go a long way. He’s gonna be a surprise for the next two decades. That’s my prediction.”
Note to Kanye West: Seth Rogen will still gladly take off his shirt to perform at your wedding. The Vancouver-born actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to plug his new movie Neighbors and talk about the rapper’s request to perform at his wedding later this month. Rogen confirmed that West approached him and pal James Franco about possibly appearing at his wedding to Kim Kardashian after the pair spoofed his Bound 2 music video, which featured Kardashian topless on West’s motorcycle (in the spoof, Rogen was the topless one). “Me and Franco got a call,” Rogen said. “He said he was thinking it might be funny if he performed it at the wedding and we came out on a motorcycle … And we were like, ‘That’s probably not going to be very funny.’ ” Although all parties passed on the idea, Rogen said he’s still available. “If he [West] wanted me there, I would have been naked, with a shirt off, however he wanted me on a motorcycle, whatever he needed because I’m a fan.”
Mark Hamill has given his thumbs-up to the cast for the new Star Wars movie. The 62-year-old actor, who played Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 film, went on Twitter to voice his approval of the recently announced Star Wars: Episode VII cast. Tweeted Hamill on Thursday: “I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they’re good! The saga is in superb hands.” Hamill will make a cameo appearance in the coming reboot alongside Star Wars originals Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.
Queen Latifah will produce and star in an HBO biopic on blues legend Bessie Smith. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will use author Chris Albertson’s biography Bessie as source material and focus on the singer overcoming personal challenges to become of the best-selling recording artists of the twenties and thirties. Latifah will work in the acting role between shooting episodes of her syndicated daytime talker The Queen Latifah Show, which was recently renewed for a second season.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Add Michael McKean’s name to the cast list of the coming Breaking Bad sequel Better Call Saul. The veteran actor will assume the regular role of Dr. Thurber, a successful barrister “hampered by a strange affliction” in the series, which will follow the adventures of solicitor Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the days before he allied himself with meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston). McKean joins former Bad alumnus Jonathan Banks, who will reprise his character of investigator Mike Ehrmantraut on the new series. McKean is known for the seventies sitcom Laverne & Shirley before going on to big-screen fame with This Is Spinal Tap and other movies.
Source: Entertainment Weekly