06.08.2022
Grandson of Prince Charles of Luxembourg Louis Cunningham to star as Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette

Christened Louis — and with Prince Charles as one of his grandfathers — he was always destined for grandeur.

No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills’s offspring but Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg.

After making his Bridgerton debut as Lord Corning, he is now to star in the eight-part BBC drama Marie Antoinette. His role? Louis XVI, of course.

And Daily Mail’s Richard Eden has revealed that Oxford graduate Louis, 24, has another prince lurking in his background — ‘Prince of Darkness’ Peter Mandelson.

Years ago, when a neighbour of Louis’s parents, the Labour peer used to babysit for the family.

Created and written by Deborah Davis, Marie Antoinette tells the story of the incredibly modern and avant-garde young queen who was barely 14 years old when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France.

Free, independent and feminist ahead of her time, the fearless queen will be played by Emilia Schüle.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: ‘Marie Antoinette possesses an enduring fascination and Deborah Davis has a very singular vision for her story – we are truly delighted to be bringing this ambitious project to BBC Two and iPlayer.’

‘Following on from the success of Versailles on BBC Two, we are excited to again bring the extravagance and excitement of French court life to UK viewers.’

It comes as filming for the highly anticipated series three of Bridgerton continued on Thursday as the cast were spotted on set in South London.

A first look of the new season of Netflix’s hit show saw cast and crew arrive at a luxury country home in South London, decorated with purple flowers.

An array of currently unknown cast members stood out in bold period attire while chatting in front of the stunning garden.

Several female actors were spotted in long chic gowns, while carrying umbrellas to keep them shaded from the sun.

They were accompanied by male actors, who looked dashing in 1800’s costume’s which included long suit jackets and fancy top hats.

The cast appeared to be filming a lavish event as they all gathered in their best gear outside of the grand venue.

The popular period drama has confirmed that it is back in production after the record-breaking second season was released in March.

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    Stranger Things’ Steve star Joe Keery lands major film role away from Netflix hit

    Joe Keery has become a beloved household name over the years thanks to his fan-favourite role as Steve Harrington in the first four seasons of Stranger Things. With one more season of the Netflix hit currently in the works, the star’s latest role away from the surreal adventures in Hawkins has just been announced.

    Stranger Things favourite Joe will co-star with Lily James and Willem Dafoe for his next project.

    He’ll be filling out the supporting cast with Rachel Sennott and Rebecca Antonac in the Saverio Constanzo-directed feature film.

    The film is titled Finalmente L’alba aka Finally Dawn, though no plot details are currently known.

    Filming is due to begin later this month in Italy while writers, the Duffer Brothers, get to work penning the fifth season of Stranger Things.

    Director Saverio is known for his indie romantic drama Hungry Hearts, starring Adam Driver.

    Once the project has wrapped, Joe will be joining Millie Bobby Brown and the rest of the Hawkins gang for one more battle against the Upside Down.

    Having starred in one of Netflix’s biggest-ever shows, the actor has already lined up several major film roles.

    Joe has recently wrapped production on the film Marmalade with Camila Morrone and Aldis Hodge.

    The film centres on an incarcerated small-town man who narrates his experience of a romantic bank heist from his jail cell.

    He has also recently been seen in the thriller film Spree, and alongside Ryan Reynolds in the blockbuster action flick Free Guy.

    Joe has also signed up for the fifth instalment of FX’s Fargo, led by Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    Following the fourth season of Stranger Things, the actor is clearly in high demand after this year’s instalment racked up a massive 14 Emmy nominations.

    She was also recently seen in Netflix’s The Dig with Ralph Fiennes, and starred as a young version of Meryl Streep’s Donna Sheridan in the musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

    Lily has just wrapped production on the drama film Providence opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Himesh Patel and will star in the British rom-com What’s Love Got to Do with It? with Emma Thompson.

    Their co-star Willem most recently reprised his iconic villainous role as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

    He will next be spotted in The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos’ next film Poor Things, also starring Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo.

    Recent credits also include Robert Eggers’ The Northman, and Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley.

    Fans of Joe’s character Steve and the rest of the Stranger Things gang sadly have a little longer to wait for the final chapter, as the Duffers have only recently confirmed they have started getting to work on the scripts.

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  • 46 минут назад 19.08.2022Showbiz
    House of the Dragon’s Eve Best admits feeling ‘jealous’ of co-star: ‘Why is it the man?’

    Set hundreds of years before Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) sat on the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is on its way to HBO and Sky to give viewers a no-holds-barred history lesson into Targaryen family history. Fans can expect bloodshed and backstabbing aplenty as the likes of Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy and Milly Alcock) vie to be the heir of King Viserys (Paddy Considine).

    In typical Game of Thrones fashion though, it isn’t just the main players in the Targaryen family who’ll play a pivotal part in House of the Dragon.

    Those on the periphery of the family will also have major parts to play, including Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best) and Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint).

    However, one thing Princess Rhaenys won’t get to do is wield a weapon for a typically bloody face-off, an act synonymous with the HBO series.

    Actor Best has spoken out about the role and confirmed she wasn’t able to get her hands on an item from the show’s impressive armoury.

    And given a number of her cohorts find themselves embroiled in action-packed sequences in the new series, it’s left her feeling rather envious.

    When asked if she was able to wield a sword in the drama, she revealed: “Not this season but just wait.”

    Speaking on an incident which left her green with envy, she added to The Guardian: “One day, the props department gave Steve [Toussaint] this massive double-sided machete, with an axe head on one side and a sword for chopping off people’s heads on the other.

    “Steve was beside himself, like a kid in a sweet shop. I was intensely jealous and said I wanted a whip.”

    Best admitted she made the comment in jest but did take exception to the fact that male characters were given the fancy weaponry she was deprived of.

    “(I said it) slightly as a joke but why is it the man who’s handed all this fabulous weaponry?” she said.

    “Literally the next day, I was presented with this beautiful red leather whip and sent off to have whip lessons, which was cool.”

    How exactly Rhaenys will use said whip remains to be seen but it’ll undoubtedly live up to GOT’s world of violence.

    However, Best may be glad she’s not involved in the sort of bone-crushing sequences on-screen husband Toussaint will be embroiled in.

    Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Toussaint touched on how one action scene, in particular, left him “sweating and coughing”.

    When asked about his most challenging moment, Toussaint told the publication: “It was the thing that I thought was going to be the most fun.

    “There’s a battle scene where I have this huge staff with a double-edged blade on one end and weight on the other.

    “It’s a lot of swinging around and all you’re like, ‘Why couldn’t they have given me a sword?’

    “So I’m swinging and they’re coming at me from all angles and I have the armour on — it’s some kind of plastic with padding underneath but still incredibly heavy.

    “So I’m doing takes that are a minute and a half [of fighting] and I’m sweating and coughing,” Toussaint added.

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  • 1 час назад 19.08.2022Showbiz
    Million Dollar Listing’s Matt Altman breaks his silence after wife’s arrest for domestic violence

    Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles agent Matt Altman says he and his wife Johanna are doing good, following her arrest for felony domestic violence in early August.

    ‘We’re all good,’ the reality TV star, 44, shared in a statement to People, adding, ‘We appreciate everybody being concerned but nothing to worry about.’

    Matt explained that Johanna, 40, has been struggling with the loss of her father: ‘Anyone who’s lost a father understands how you feel like your life has fallen apart, especially to COVID when it’s unexpected.’

    ‘The grieving process is a difficult one and doesn’t just happen overnight,’ he added.

    All appeared well between the couple on Wednesday as they were seen leaving a Van Nuys, California, home improvement store together, after news broke of Johanna’s arrest.

    He also shared a photo of Johanna and their daughter London, four, on Thursday, with the caption, ‘My two favorite girls heading to first ballet class. So frigging cute!’

    Johanna was reportedly booked at the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Jail Section in Van Nuys, California, on August 4 in the evening time, with her bail set at $50,000, according to Page Six. She was released the next day.

    Following the incident Matt released a statement to the publication revealing that the recent loss of her father has been ‘absolutely devastating’ to her, and that the couple were staying strong and have ‘never been more in love.’

    ‘The loss of my wife’s father due to COVID-19 has been absolutely devastating to her and our entire family,’ he stated.

    He went on: ‘We have all been struggling with this loss and have been going through a tough time.’

    The reality TV star added that the couple are stronger now, saying: ‘We have never been more in love and connected from this tragedy. We ask everyone to respect our privacy.’

    Johanna took to her Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary with a photo of them enjoying dinner at a restaurant.

    ‘Such a beautiful anniversary weekend. 5 years and only getting stronger. Ups and downs ain’t gonna stop anything. Love you so much,’ she captioned the snap.

    On Friday Matt posted a throwback photo to their wedding, gushing, ‘@johanna_altman couldn’t imagine sharing life with anyone else. 5 years, 4 house moves, 3 incredible kids, 2 people sharing 1 heart. Love you xo #anniversary.’

    A couple days after her arrest, the Altman Brothers Real Estate co-founder also shared a family photo of him, Johanna and their kids in a swimming pool.

    ‘Everyone smiling in same pic…anyone with 3 or more kids knows this isn’t easy,’ he captioned the snap.

    The couple, who have been married since August 2017, share twins Ashton and London, four, along with son Hudson, two.

    Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles first aired on Bravo in August 2006 and has since received three spin-off shows focused on the high-end, luxury real estate markets in New York, Miami and San Francisco.

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  • 1 час назад 19.08.2022Showbiz
    Travis Barker reveals he has COVID-19… months after being hospitalized with ‘serve’ pancreatitis

    Travis Barker revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, just two months after being hospitalized for a ‘serve life-threatening’ bout of pancreatitis.

    While announcing the news to his more than seven million Instagram followers, the 46-year-old rock star shared a shirtless snap of himself drumming in a dimly-lit room.

    ‘Covid sucks,’ the dad-of-two, who is currently performing on tour with Machine Gun Kelly on his Mainstream Sellout Tour, captioned the snap. ‘I’d rather be playing drums.’

    At this time, neither Machine Gun Kelly or Barker’s wife, Kourtney Kardashian, have posted another whether or not they have also caught the highly contagious disease.

    On Tuesday, the Poosh founder, 43, shared multiple photos of herself ‘backstage’ with her man as they held hands on one of tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio.

    In June, Kardashian revealed she contracted the virus for a second time, the same month her spouse revealed his pancreatitis was triggered by a polyp removal ‘in a very sensitive area’ during an endoscopy.

    At the time, Kardashian re-posted Barker’s Instagram Story and added her own sentiments, thanking God ‘for healing my husband’ after the ‘scary and emotional week’ they had.

    ‘I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since,’ Travis wrote.

    ‘During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life threatening pancreatitis.’

    The Blink-182 drummer added: ‘I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better,’ closing the message with a praying hands emoji.

    Kourtney meanwhile wrote: ‘Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.’

    She continued: ‘I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and appreciative.’

    The reality star added: ‘I am so so thankful to our specialists, doctors, and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay.’

    In a follow-up post, she wrote: ‘It’s crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me.’

    At the time, a source told E! that Kourtney was trying to stay positive as she remained by his side at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

    The source added: ‘He was in extreme pain yesterday, and he and Kourtney were both really worried. It was to the point where he could barely walk.’

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  • 1 час назад 19.08.2022Showbiz
    Karlie Kloss goes business chic in powder blue summer suit while out and about in New York City

    Karlie Kloss cracked a smile while walking through New York City’s SoHo neighborhood on Thursday.

    The model, 30, wore a powder blue blazer and matching slacks over a thin white shirt during the outing.

    She matched her shirt to pristine white sneakers.

    The Chicago native’s hair was tied back in a tight ponytail, and she flashed a winning smile for onlookers.

    Kloss’ appearance out came a little over two weeks after she celebrated a major milestone.

    The former Victoria’s Secret Angel turned 30 years old back on August 3, and she commemorated the occasion with a post that was shared to her Instagram account.

    She penned a short message in her post’s caption that read: ‘Sun setting on my twenties.’

    The supermodel’s photo showed her staring off at a majestic sunset while wearing a form-hugging white dress.

    The social media personality also made a point of cradling her baby boy Levi, aged one, as she posed for the shot.

    Kloss shares her son with her husband of several years, Joshua Kushner.

    The happy couple previously tied the knot in 2018 after dating for nearly six years. They held a wedding ceremony in Wyoming the following year.

    It was revealed that the supermodel was pregnant with the couple’s child in October of 2020.

    Kloss announced she had welcomed Levi into her life with an Instagram post she shared in April of last year.

    In the shot, the supermodel affectionately held her then-newborn’s hand. She also made a point of donning a gold ring that read: ‘Mama.’

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  • 1 час назад 19.08.2022Showbiz
    Lisa Rinna looks much younger than her 59 years as she showcases stunning figure in tiny bikini

    Lisa Rinna looked much younger than her 59 years in a stunning post on social media Thursday.

    The Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem actress shared a photo of herself in a very small bikini as she stood by a beautiful lake surrounded by evergreens.

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star put on a busty display as she leaned forward with her hands on her knees.

    The actress put her toned legs on display and also donned a large sunhat, concealing most of her face with the exception of her famous lips.

    The Prince voice actress is fresh off of guest hosting duties on on Live with Kelly and Ryan in which she filled in for a vacationing Kelly Ripa.

    The Rinna Beauty founder shared a from the photo set with Ryan Seacrest, 47, writing, ‘Thank you @livekellyandryan had a blast per usual!❤️❤️❤️’

    Lisa wore a charcoal mini-dress with long sleeves and a crew neck in the photo, which gave a glimpse of her toned legs.

    Earlier this month in an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, the reality star owned up to what she called her bad behavior on the reality show and online.

    When Andy called her ‘a disaster. A double disaster,’ the soap star responded with,’ ‘Call me that! I am! It’s true,’

    ‘Andy, I’ve just been a nightmare right now, that’s all I can tell you. I have been a flipping nightmare. I know it, I acknowledge it, I have tried to fix it as much as I can. I am fully aware. I’m self aware that I’m a mess right now, I’m just a mess. So let’s hope it gets better.’

    The grieving star attributed her misdeeds with the death of her mother, Lois, died in November following a stroke at age 93.

    In July, Lisa wrote an apology on Instagram, which has since been taken down, which read in part, ‘I have had a really rough time of it I think you’ve seen how hard this has hit me. I’m sorry if I’ve raged on you, about you — it really has nothing to do with any of you.’

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Showbiz Grandson of Prince Charles of Luxembourg Louis Cunningham to star as Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette