Margot Robbie: Been pushing for a Harley Quinn-Poison Ivy romance

Actor Margot Robbie’s next appearance as Harley Quinn in the DC Universe is undetermined at this point, but the Oscar nominee already knows what she wants for whenever her anti-hero does return: A Harley Quinn-Poison Ivy romance. During her Babylon press tour, Robbie said that she has been trying to get the queer romance off the ground for years. “I have been pushing for that for years. I cannot tell you how hard I’ve been pushing for that. I want it too,” she said. Asked if she has an actor in mind to play Poison Ivy, Robbie responded, “Honestly, I [have] always pictured Poison Ivy in the comics. I don’t actually picture an actress doing it.” The next time Harley Quinn returns to the big screen, she won’t be played by Robbie. Lady Gaga is stepping into the role opposite Joaquin Phoenix for the highly anticipated Joker sequel, officially titled Joker: Folie a Deux. Also Read: Margot Robbie reveals her female-fronted 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film has been shelved “It makes me so happy because I said from the beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters like Macbeth or Batman always gets passed from great actor to great actor,” Robbie said about Gaga taking over the role and added, “Someone gets to do their Batman, or someone gets to do their Macbeth. I feel like, in not so many cases, are there female characters — Queen Elizabeth I, which I got to have a crack at as well, which I was honoured to do. I was like, ‘Wow! Cate Blanchett did Queen Elizabeth I. Now I get to.’ It’s such an honour to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley Quinn can now be one of those characters that other actors get to have a go at. And I think [Lady Gaga] will do something incredible with it.” Joker: Folie a Deux will open in theatres October 4, 2024 from Warner Bros. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

09 December,2022 07:04 AM IST | Washington | Agencies
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UK royals had a problem with Meghan's acting career, reveals THIS docuseries!

The first three episodes of 'Harry & Meghan', the highly-anticipated Netflix docuseries about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, dropped on Thursday after a frenzy of speculative reporting in the British media about the content and how damaging it would be for King Charles III and Prince William, reports 'Variety'. None of the royal family members agreed to be interviewed for the series, which contains a number of revelations on the Harry-Meghan love story -- they met over Instagram and Harry was late for his first date! -- and also about the early bumps in their relationship with the family. The first three episodes, however, do not contain anything that may upset the royal family, but it carries footage from Princess Diana's controversial 'Panorama' interview with the now-disgraced BBC journalist Martin Bashir, which, 'Variety' notes, is "likely to anger" the Prince of Wales. It emerged last year that the interview had been secured via fraudulent means. Earlier this year BBC publicly apologised to William and Harry, and donated the $1.6 million it earned from the interview. Prince William had then said: "It is my firm view that this  Panorama' programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again." Also Read: Prince Harry shares the moment he realised Meghan Markle was his 'soulmate' In the docuseries, according to 'Variety', Harry says: "I think we all now know that [Diana] was deceived into giving the interview, but at the same time she spoke the truth of her experience." In another segment, Harry says that male family members were unsympathetic about the intense press intrusion into his and Meghan's lives because their spouses had suffered the same. "Some of the members of the family were like, 'But my wife had to go through that'," Harry says. " 'So why should your girlfriend be treated any differently? Why should you get special treatment? Why should she be protected?' And I said the difference here is the race element." Harry and Meghan also reveal it was Meghan's career as an actor -- at the time she was appearing in the long-running legal drama series 'Suits' -- that was one of the "biggest problems" for the royals. Unnamed members of the family reportedly predicted to Harry that the relationship wouldn't last. The couple share intimate details about how they met and the first time Meghan met Harry's relatives, including William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as her first interaction with Queen Elizabeth. Also Read: British royal aide steps down after racist comments Meghan, repeating an anecdote from her interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, says the meeting with the Queen was sprung upon her unexpectedly, with Harry asking her on the drive to Windsor Castle whether she knew how to curtsy. "How do you explain that to people?" Harry says to the series helmer Liz Garbus. "How do you explain that you need to bow to your grandmother? And that you would need to curtsy, especially to an American. Like, that's weird." This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 December,2022 08:51 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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'Lizzie McGuire' actor Hilary Duff, opens up about eating disorder

The Disney Channel icon recently shared her struggle with eating disorders when she was a teen. Actor Hilary Duff, best known for portraying the well-known Disney character 'Lizzie McGuire', recently recalled her pressures to be skinny as per a report by The New York Post. "I am on camera, and actresses are skinny. It was horrifying," the 35-year-old actor was quoted by The New York Post. Duff became a household name with her breakout role in the 2001 Disney Channel series, which lasted till 2004. Also Read: 'I am not Tom': Catherine Zeta-Jones on doing own stunts in 'National Treasure' According to The New York Post, she had revealed her battle with an eating disorder, due to which her weight was merely 98 pounds when she was 17 years old. "My body wasn't that healthy -- my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn't getting the nutrition I needed," the 'Cadet Kelly' said. The "Community" actor felt a "constant pressure of wanting something different" than her natural body shape as a teen. However, now the actor has left that mindset behind. "I feel like there was way too much time spent thinking about that," she said. "It's taken me all the places I need to go. It's helped me build a beautiful family. I feel like the older I get, the more confident I get in my own skin ... I'm really just fascinated by one: being a woman. And two: all the changes that your body can go through throughout your lifetime," she added. Duff was last seen in the sitcom 'How I Met Your Father'. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 December,2022 10:48 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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Kanye West urges Jews to ‘forgive Hitler’

Rapper Kanye West made another round of anti-semitic comments. The rapper, 45, had a sit-down with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes where he claimed that Jewish people need to “forgive Hitler”. Titled Saving Ye, the 45-minute interview saw McInnes and Ye discussing the disgraced artiste’s hate speech against the Jewish community. In the beginning of the video, McInnes, who founded right-wing extremist group Proud Boys in 2016, said that he set up the interview to try to “prevent Ye West from becoming an anti-Semite or a Nazi.” West, however, opted to double down on his views instead. “Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” he said in the discussion, and added, “You can’t force your pain on everyone else. “Jewish people — forgive [Adolf] Hitler today. Let it go. Stop trying to force it on other people.” Also Read: Kanye West could lose custody of his children This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 December,2022 07:34 AM IST | Washington | Agencies
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'I am not Tom': Catherine Zeta-Jones on doing own stunts in 'National Treasure'

Welsh actor Catherine Zeta-Jones has no qualms in admitting the truth when it comes to performing stunts in films. In her recent project, ‘National Treasure: Edge of History’, the 53-year-old actor performed her own stunts and did not have any injuries. Talking to the US-based entertainment outlet, People, the ‘Chicago’ actress said, “Certain stunts in movies and stuff, you have to do, unless you’re Tom Cruise and you really want to fly out of a plane”. “I’m not Tom and I admire him for all he does. But for me, it’s a wonderful career. Those stunt people are wonderful,” she added. Cruise and Zeta-Jones had starred together in the musical comedy ‘Rock of Ages’ in 2012. Meanwhile, the Academy Award-winning actor was recently seen at the red-carpet premiere of her latest Disney+ series with her 22-year-old son, Dylan Douglas. “I enjoy every minute with this guy. Well, he’s a good son. It’s just the best,” Zeta-Jones told People Magazine. Zeta-Jones plays the role of the antagonist Billie, in the series, which is set to release on December 14. As per People Magazine, the ‘America’s Sweethearts’ actor admitted that she wished “to direct at some point”. Meanwhile, the actor was last seen in a guest role in the Netflix series ‘Wednesday’. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

07 December,2022 11:18 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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Gal Gadot remembers day she was first announced as 'Wonder Woman'

Hollywood actor Gal Gadot, on Tuesday, took a stroll down memory lane and shared a picture from her action film 'Wonder Woman' recalling how on this day years back her name was announced to play the character. Taking to Instagram, Gal shared the picture which she captioned, "On this day, a few years ago, was the first announcement that I was going to play Wonder Woman. I've been so grateful for the opportunity to play such an incredible, iconic character and more than anything I'm grateful for YOU. The fans. The most amazing, warm, loving fans in the world. I'm still pinching myself to see if I will wake up. Can't wait to share her next chapter with you." In the picture, Gal could be seen dressed as her character Wonder Woman.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) Soon after she shared the post, fans flooded the comment section with red heart and fire emoticons. "Thank you for do honor to Diana. We can't wait to see the next chapter," a fan commented. Another fan commented, "I can't wait to see you playing her again." Gal Gadot portrayed the role of Princess Diana in the films 'Wonder Woman', 'Wonder Woman 1984', 'Justice League', 'Zack Snyder's Justice League', and 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice'. Meanwhile, Gal will be next seen in an upcoming action thriller film 'Heart of Stone' alongside actor Alia Bhatt. Helmed by Tom Harper, 'Heart of Stone' is intended to be the first instalment in a series akin to Tom Cruise's 'Mission Impossible'. The movie also stars Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighofer, Jing Lusi, and Paul Ready in addition to Gal, Jamie, and Alia. The movie is slated to release on Netflix in 2023. Also Read: Gal Gadot used Princess Diana as inspiration for 'Wonder Woman' This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

07 December,2022 11:16 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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Brendan Fraser reveals he starved himself for 'George of the Jungle'

Hollywood actor Brendan Fraser recently recalled how he starved himself to remain in shape for the 1997 blockbuster movie 'George of the Jungle'. According to Fox News, an American news outlet, he made the revelation during an interview segment with his 'Airheads' co-star and comedian Adam Sandler, which was hosted by Variety to discuss the highlights of their careers. Sandler asked Fraser about what it was like having to get in shape for the comedy film based on the animated 'Tarzan' series. "The wardrobe was there was no wardrobe... George wears a loincloth," Fraser said told Sandler. Sandler joked that Fraser was so in shape for the role that he made everyone else feel guilty. "You weren't supposed to do that to us. You did right by the character. But you did wrong by us, man. You made us feel bad about ourselves. Were you oiled up at all during 'George'?" Sandler joked, reported Fox News. Also Read: The Return of the Fraser "I was waxed. Starved of carbohydrates. I would drive home after work and stop to get something to eat. I needed some cash one day, and I went to the ATM, and I couldn't remember my PIN number because my brain was misfiring. Banging on the thing. I didn't eat that night," Fraser replied. Fraser received recognition for his acting in a number of high-production blockbuster movies between the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s. He recently received praise for his performance in the critically acclaimed movie 'The Whale', which was produced by A24, as per Fox News. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

07 December,2022 10:17 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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Matthew Perry reveals his reason for never watching 'Friends'

It's not uncommon for actors to not watch their shows or movies and 'Friends' alum Matthew Perry has revealed his addiction battle he faced during his time on the hit sitcom as the reason for being among that list of celebrities. According to Fox News, an American news outlet, Perry recently, while talking about his memoir 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing' to CBC, spoke about why he has never gone back to watch the show that was so loved by millions. He said, "I was taking 55 Vicodin a day, I weighed 128 lbs, I was on 'Friends' getting watched by 30 million people and that's why I can't watch the show, 'cause I was brutally thin." Also Read: Matthew Perry credits 'Friends' co-star Jennifer Aniston for helping with drinking problem The actor went on to add that if he did watch the show, he would be able to tell exactly what substances he had taken during each season based on his appearance. "I didn't watch the show, and haven't watched the show, because I could go, drinking, opiates, drinking, cocaine... I could tell season by season by how I looked. That's why I don't wanna watch it, because that's what I see," the actor said, reported Fox News. However, it's not like Perry, who played Chandler Bing on 'Friends' for 10 seasons, from 1994 until 2004, will never watch the show. The actor said he still does want to watch the show that has become such a big hit across generations. "I think I'm gonna start to watch it, because it really has been an incredible thing to watch it touch the hearts of different generations," Perry shared, as per Fox News. In 2021, Perry along with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc returned to the set of 'Friends' for a reunion special.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

07 December,2022 10:06 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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Britney Spears deactivates her Instagram

Pop icon Britney Spears has left social media platform Instagram after sharing a number of gushing statements regarding family members. The singer confused her millions of fans earlier in the week with her public declaration of love for sister Jamie Lynn Spears, not long after labelling her “scum”. The public falling-out in the summer came after the younger Spears released her memoir, titled Things I Should Have Said. Following its release, Britney branded her sister a “f***ing liar”, but the pair appear to have cleared their differences, as the post has now been deleted. In the post, which was uploaded on Britney’s birthday, Jamie wrote, “You’re my heart, so I’m thinking about you. Congratulations on being so brave, inspiring, and showing guts and glory in your show (sic).” Reports further state that Britney then appeared to reply to Jamie’s quote about wanting to feel “worthy” while “proving herself” on the gruelling Broadway show, which will première on January 4, 2023. She continued, “You ain’t alone.  If anybody knows what that feels like, I get it,” in an apparent reference to her conservatorship. Also Read: Britney Spears suffers nerve damage on right side of her body This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

07 December,2022 07:20 AM IST | Washington | Agencies
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Amber Heard appeals Johnny Depp defamation verdict six months after trial

Hollywood actor Amber Heard has appealed the USD 10 million Johnny Depp defamation verdict in the Virginia court, less than a month after the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor filed his own appeal. According to Deadline, an online entertainment news website, Amber has replaced most of her legal team and the new team is flying the flag of the First Amendment and taking trial court Judge Penney Azcarate to task six months after a jury ruled that Heard was liable of defaming her ex-husband. In documents obtained by E! News, a USA-based entertainment news outlet, Heard stated that the verdict "undoubtedly will have a chilling effect on other women who wish to speak about abuse involving powerful men." Also Read: Johnny Depp not returning for new Pirates franchise The document also noted that "even if this Court were to disagree with all of the foregoing, the jury's award to Depp of USD 10 million in compensatory damages and USD 5 million in punitive damages (statutorily reduced to USD 350,000) clearly is excessive given the narrow time-frame for which Depp could recover." Depp's 2020 libel case against The Sun was also referenced in Heard's appeal. He had sued the British tabloid newspaper over an article in which he was labelled a "wife beater." The 'Aquaman' actor states that their defamation case should've never made it to the courtroom because a High Court judge ruled against Depp. "Another court had already concluded that Depp abused Heard on multiple occasions... After Depp filed this case, the United Kingdom High Court of Justice ruled in a separate defamation action brought by Depp that Heard's abuse allegations were true," the document read, reported E! News. The US lawsuit took place in a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, during the course of April and May of 2022. It was based on the allegation that Heard had defamed Depp by referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse" in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post. Also Read: Documentary on Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial set for digital debut Although the op-ed did not specifically refer to Depp, the actor claimed it harmed his reputation and wrecked his career. Heard and Depp separated a year before the op-ed was published, following two years of marriage, with Heard stating that Depp had subjected her to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse during their relationship. Heard's lawyers had previously asked Judge Penney Azcarate to set aside the US trial's verdict for several reasons, including the allegation that one of the jurors showed up to the trial despite never receiving a summons, reported Variety. That request had been denied by the judge.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

06 December,2022 12:22 PM IST | Washington | ANI
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American actor Kirstie Alley passes away at 71 following battle with cancer

American actor Kirstie Alley of 'Cheers' and 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' fame has passed away at the age of 71 following a battle with cancer. As per Page Six, an American entertainment news outlet, Alley's death was announced by her children William Stevenson and Lillie Price Stevenson via a statement shared on their late mother's social media accounts that stated she "passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered." "She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead," the statement read. "As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care," it continued. Also Read: Oscar-winning documentarian Julia Reichert passes away at 76 The siblings remembered their mother's "zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did." "We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time. With love always, True and Lillie Parker," the statement concluded. Alley, who shared her children with Parker Stevenson, to whom she was married from 1983 to 1997, found fame playing Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom 'Cheers' from 1987 to 1993. For this role, she received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991, as per Page Six.  Also Read: 'We're not OK,' says actor Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria, one year after 'Rust' shooting incident This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

06 December,2022 10:53 AM IST | Washington | ANI
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