Star Magazine UK reports: The actor, who stars in new sitcom Anger Management, admits he recently had problems transferring music files using Apple’s iTunes program, and he became so mad, he smashed up his expensive tablet device.
He tells the Metro, “(The last time I got really angry) was about a week ago. I am mad at some of the Apple products. OK, all of them. Let’s face it – (Apple boss) Steve Jobs was a genius and he changed the world for ever and for the better, I think… (But) the fact you can’t share music between devices and have to go through this central hub makes me very angry.
“So I took my iPad and I flung it – I didn’t know how aerodynamic it was: you can use it as a weapon. I looked over and the whole thing was sticking out of the wall. The good news for Apple is that it worked perfectly afterwards.”
Star Magazine UK reports: The Good Will Hunting collaborators have signed up to work together on the new film, about Boston-based crime lord Whitey Bulger, with Affleck directing the project and Damon taking on the lead role.
Affleck admits he would like to step in front of the camera too, to play corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent John Connolly, but he is worried the role will make him unpopular in his native Boston, Massachusetts.
He tells the Boston Herald, “If there was a movie that me and Matt were meant to do together, this has gotta be the one. It’s where my heart is, but there’s a lot of stuff, and we’re trying to cull it and we’re probably twice as careful about this one because we know the degree of scrutiny that people are going to have – particularly in Boston…
“Connolly’s such a great part, but he just makes me sick. With Whitey, at least you know he’s a gangster, he’s a criminal, he got people killed… it was no secret. But the FBI and Connolly in particular were the ones making sure he didn’t get arrested and allowing more people to get killed and exploited and abused.
“I’m tempted to do Connolly. But I don’t know… I feel like I could never show my face again in Boston.”
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Honey Boo Boo has decided that she was going to serve up a lemonade stand to raise extra money for the Beauty Pageants that she appears in.
People reports: “The secret to making good lemonade is a lot of sugar and a lot of lemon juice,” says family matriarch, “Mama” June, in a new clip from the show.
Just how much sugar? “The lemonade I make has got a good 5 pounds of sugar,” says June. “I don’t like stuff that, you know, tastes nasty. I like a lot of sugar.”
Even with all that sweet stuff 7-year-old Alana Thompson judges the lemonade too sour, so they add just a bit more sugar.
So be warned lemonade stand patrons: “People in McIntyre, [Ga.,] are gonna have a diabetic attack,” says June.
But little Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo) thinks it’s worth it, saying, “Yeah, but this thing is so good.”
People reports: On Sept. 3, though, she got the ultimate in bling – a diamond ring.
Kwan, 32, tells PEOPLE that she is engaged to Clay Pell, 30, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House. The two first met in April 2011.
“It was a simple decision and it made sense, that’s what’s so exciting to me,” Kwan says of the proposal. “We are working together as a team, like in [pair skating].”
Adds Pell: “It was amazing from the very beginning how in sync our way of thinking is, our basic values and our sense of priorities. We just both got each other.”
Pell proposed on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island.
“It was hot and we were going to go into the water to cool ourselves off a little bit,” Kwan says. “I wasn’t anticipating going swimming. I said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable because I don’t have my bathing suit on.’ He’s like, ‘No, come on in,’ so I said, ‘Okay.’ ”
“I was nervous about wanting to do it right, but I wasn’t nervous about what the answer would be,” Pell explains. “We had been talking for a while about how we would like to have a family and the idea of getting married and what we wanted to do with our lives – and public service. So I think we both knew where we were relationship-wise and where we were going.”
Public service runs in both families. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed Kwan to serve on the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports in June; she continues to work in the State Department as a U.S. public policy envoy.
Pell, a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, is the grandson of the late Rhode Island Sen. Claiborne Pell, who established Pell Grants for college 40 years ago.
People reports: The last challenge from which we select the winner will always be a nail biting experience. However, this year felt a little different.
Since the finale was pre-taped, we had a viewing party with Josh, Christine and their families at Eataly in New York. I was able to relive the final day and its excitement alongside Christine and Josh. When the challenge was happening for the last time in the MasterChef kitchen, we judges found ourselves experiencing an odd yet comforting sense of reassurance. They had both already nailed it. There was no worry of potential failure, no anxiety of a possible extreme mishap – not with these two. In my eyes they were already professionals on whom I could depend to produce food I knew I would not only enjoy but be proud of.
What was one of the toughest of tough calls, we had to reward Christine’s performance over Josh’s. The degree of talent she displayed overall in her menu surpassed his. But to be fair, it is difficult to think of what Josh put forth as something that “failed.” Though the title might have escaped him, a career in the culinary world will certainly not. Youthful, ambitious and fiercely passionate, he has it all, including the chops to carry him through a very challenging field. I expect nothing but great things from Josh, and will always be proud of his performance on MasterChef, no matter what he goes on to pursue.
Midway through of this year’s competition, my money would not have been on Christine for the win – and not just because of her disability – because she just didn’t come across as the typical frontrunner. With Christine, slow and steady won the race. She subtlety climbed her way to the top by performing consistently well, triumphing over her own self-doubt, all the while maintaining her signature grace and integrity. It was thrilling to watch. And I can say with absolute confidence there was no one more deserving.
People reports: “Charleston is one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the southeast. It’s the most relaxed tranquil place. It’s just a little slice of the past,” a source tells PEOPLE. “[Reynolds] had [gone] there as a child, locals say. It’s one of his favorites and he brought [Lively] there to vacation.”
Leading up to their wedding, the couple had, in fact, escaped to Charleston several times.
Over Thanksgiving, Lively, 25, and Reynolds, 35, stayed in a quiet bed and breakfast, says an onlooker.
“They looked like they were totally in love. Ryan was stroking her hair and they walked around holding hands. At one point, they went over to a little gazebo on the property and sat around laughing, talking and joking around. They seemed very at ease with each other.”
A few months later, the Green Lantern costars returned.
“I saw them on April 1 at Leaf. They were laughing together and you could tell they were enjoying their meal. When they left they were holding hands,” a different source says. “People left them alone, but eventually people started to realize who it was.”
Then a few weeks later, the couple was spotted again dining at Halls Chophouse, a family owned restaurant in the Upper King District of Charleston.
“Halls is a much more intimate setting and definitely an upscale dining experience. It’s known for its prime cuts of beef. It’s amazing. There’s a live piano player and sometimes saxophonist. The restaurant in general has a more vintage and classic feel,” the source says.
While at Halls Chophouse, Lively and Reynolds enjoyed their meal like any other couple out to dinner.
“They were very normal, they did not give off a pretentious vibe at all. My mother would not have known they were celebrities,” the source says. “They seem like very happy and very content and relaxed. Nothing about the way they were acting was showy. It just looked like genuine love. It was natural.”
As for why the couple chose Charleston for their big day, it’s clear the city offers a respite from the demands of two acting careers.
“The amount of times they’d come to Charleston, it was a lot all at one time especially for people who are so busy,” the source adds. “They don’t live in North Carolina or Virginia – they live in New York. I could tell it was a special place for them as it is for many people. It’s a very special place for a lot of people. You could tell it’s their place.”
People reports: How did this happen? In a shocking twist to a tragic tale, prosecutors are blaming her death on another child – the babysitter’s 10-year-old daughter.
The unnamed older girl now faces manslaughter charges in the death of little Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway. The case is generating controversy and tough questions about blame, who should decide the outcome – the criminal courts or mental health experts – and whether the young defendant can even be judged competent to stand trial.
“We are not even talking adolescent. We are talking prepubescent,” attorney Walter McKee, who is not involved in the case, tells the local newspaper Maine Today.
Trust and Death
Greenaway had previously trusted a co-worker, Amanda Huard, to babysit her kids, and did so again when she left Brooklyn and her 2-year-old sister at Huard’s Fairfield, Maine, home overnight in July. But Greenaway says she did not want the sitter’s daughter put in charge of the baby.
“My concern was that she was only 10,” Greenaway tells the Maine Sun Journal. “She did like to hold her a lot, feed her, change her diapers and stuff, and I was fine with that, as long as she wasn’t left alone.”
But according to Greenaway, the sitter broke that trust, placing the baby’s playpen bassinet in the older girl’s room for the night.
After the frantic call from Huard saying that Brooklyn wasn’t breathing, the race to the hospital ended with doctors telling Greenaway her daughter didn’t survive. Later, the medical examiner ruled Brooklyn’s death was caused by suffocation, her mother was told. Greenaway also says she could see a black eye and bruises on Brooklyn’s face.
Greenaway also was told that toxicology tests revealed evidence of amphetamines in her daughter’s system that matched the 10-year-old girl’s medication for attention deficit disorder. [Read more...]