The "Twilight" saga may have put Robert Pattinson on the map, but not all of Hollywood is looking for that type of attention.
Following the announcement that the "Sons of Anarchy" actor Charlie Hunnam exited "Fifty Shades of Grey" on Saturday, a source tells People it wasn't all because of his "immersive TV schedule," which Universal Pictures and Focus Features blamed for his departure.
"He dropped out of the project because he didn't want to be typecast," the source says. "He didn't want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with taking on this role."
Announcing the news of Hunnam's exit, Universal Pictures and Focus Features released a joint statement that read, "The filmmakers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam's immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey."
It'll be ladies night again at the Golden Globes!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have struck a deal to host the awards show in 2014 and 2015, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced Tuesday, People reports.
The "Saturday Night Live" alums earned rave reviews - and big ratings - when they hosted the show for the first time in January.
"It's wonderful news," HFPA president Theo Kingma said in a statement. "They have always been our first choice as hosts and we're delighted they are back for the next two years."
The longtime friends blended sharp-witted jabs and goofy humor - like donning costumes as fake nominees - last year to make jokes that had both the celebrities in attendance and the audience at home giggling.
Can't wait until January to see this duo in action? The ladies also reportedly teamed up to film a cameo in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," out in December.
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live Jan. 12 on NBC.
Two emotions came to mind for Christina Milian following her surprising elimination on Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars."
"I'm sad ... I'm shocked," Milian told People backstage. "After our performance tonight [and] getting those scores, I thought, hey, even if we are in the bottom, our score can help us stay in the game. But I guess based on votes from last week, you know, [we] just didn't make the cut ... Even the audience was like, 'huh?' It was quite a reaction ... I wasn't expecting [to be eliminated], but it's OK."
Focusing on the theme of "most memorable year," dancers paid tribute to a variety of topics including health struggles, motherhood and finding love.
"It's a true shock, I wasn't expecting that, but we had I think the best performance tonight that we had thus far," Milian said of her 28-point cha cha that Len Goodman, in awarding a perfect 10, called "fantastic!"
"I'm just very proud of Christina, we worked really hard, she was great tonight. We went out with a bang," said her partner Mark Ballas.
Fighting back tears, singer/actress Milian, 32, who scored the first 10 of the season, reflected fondly on her experience on the ABC show.
"I loved it," she said. "I had a great time. I'm going to miss the challenge every week of learning something new and kind of feeling like, what am I doing, and all of a sudden, overcoming it. It's like every week you overcome these fears, and it's amazing."
Pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd called Milian "amazing," adding, "She's a singer-actress-artist-everything, and I thought she'd be in the finals for sure."
Said fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff: "It was extra shocking because they got the first 10 of the season. And she did amazing. Her dance, probably more than half the women in the world can relate to that."
Ronan Farrow, already known to the world as an activist, attorney, government official and the son of Mia Farrow, is set to become a published author, the AP reports.
The Penguin Press announced Tuesday that it had acquired Farrow's "Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies." The book is scheduled to be released in 2015. Penguin is billing "Pandora's Box" as a "hard-hitting investigation" of a "surprising dark side" of U.S. foreign policy.
The 25-year-old Farrow was in the news recently when his mother suggested in an interview with Vanity Fair that he wasn't the son of Woody Allen, as was long assumed, but of Frank Sinatra. Mia Farrow and Sinatra were married briefly in the 1960s and remained friendly until his death, in 1998. Allen has called the claim "absurd."
Moviegoers in the United Arab Emirates saw the screen turn black as frazzled officials broke up the screening of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action flick after a character was heard cursing in Arabic in the movie, The Associated Press reports.
The National, a state-backed newspaper, reported Monday that the Dubai Media Council asked theaters in the Emirates to halt the screening of the "Escape Plan."
Authorities quickly censored the profane words out of the film, and the revised version was back in theaters within hours.
The movie features Stallone and Schwarzenegger trying to escape from a futuristic, fortified prison.
Before movies debut in local theaters, Arab governments around the region censor films for content, often cutting out sexual scenes and kissing, as well as comments deemed blasphemous.
Kris Humphries has successfully auctioned off the massive 16-karat engagement ring he proposed to Kim Kardashian with, a spokesperson for Christie's confirms to E! News.
The diamond bling fetched a whopping $749,000 Tuesday!
"It bounced between two phone bidders and two bidders in the back of the room," the Christie's spokesperson tells E! News. "Good participation all around. It was the last item in the morning session."
The final sale price far exceeded the presale estimate of between $300,000 and $500,000.
"Kris is very pleased with the final result," Humphries' rep told E! News of the sale, which a source said came through Christie's Geneva office. The rep adds that Humphries hasn't decided on which charity to donate the proceeds to, but that it's a "top priority" for the 28-year-old basketball player.
Last week, Humphries' rep confirmed to E! News that the sports star planned on auctioning off the ring.
"The ring is indeed Kris' property that he received through his marriage dissolution," the rep said in a statement. "
Humphries and Kardashian got engaged in May 2011. They married Aug. 20, 2011, and split after 72 days of marriage. Their divorce was finalized June 2013.
First Published October 15, 2013 8:00 PM