Categories Appearances

Hilart to attend Chechen president’s birthday bash

Pint-sized pop star and media darling Shakira is one of the stars expected to attend the 35th birthday celebrations of Chechen president Ramzon Kadyrov in Chechnya on October 5, according to news source Portafolio.

The Colombian singer, recently named “person of the year” at the Latin Grammys, will join other celebs such as Kevin Costner, Eva Mendes and Hilary Swank in celebrating the Chechen president’s birthday bash. The stars will also participate in various ceremonies to take place in the Chechen capital on the big day.

October 5 has been declared a public holiday in Chechnya in recognition of Kadyrov’s birthday.

Here’s hoping that ongoing accusations of human rights violations by the Chechen administration will not impinge upon the birthday boys festivities, or on Shakira’s new title as “person of the year.”


Categories Miscellaneous

Admiring Natascha McElhone

Just a little note to let you know that I have opened up a smaller tribute for one of my favorite actresses – Natascha McElhone. You might know her from the series Californication and films suchas Solaris, Ronin, Mrs Dalloway and Surviving Picasso.

Visit the site at and get to know more about Natascha and I hope you will like the site!

Categories Movies

UK Trailer / Featurette for New Year’s Eve

Warner Bros. have released this new ‘Special Content Trailer’ which seems to be a cross between a trailer and a featurette. As well as some new footage, we also get to see some interviews with many of the cast which is all rather extensive and includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry​, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer​, Sarah Jessica Parker​, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger​, Seth Meyers​, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel​, and Carla Gugino.

Garry Marshall comes back to direct this movie which follows on (sort of) from the 2009 movie, Valentine’s Day. It’ll hit UK cinemas 9th December.

“New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories of couples and singles, told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.