Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe ‘in talks to co-produce Gladiator 2’

It’s been more than two decades since Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator became a critical and box office sensation, earning more than $400 million worldwide and securing 11 Oscar nominations.

Now there are rumours Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe are in talks to co-produce an action-packed sequel: Gladiator 2.

An industry insider told New Idea on Monday that Chris and Russell are carefully considering the concept, and have spent hours musing over script ideas.

Coming soon? Chris Hemsworth (pictured) and Russell Crowe ‘in talks to co-produce Gladiator 2′ as rumours the Thor hunk will play Maximus’ son in action-packed sequel

Gladiator 2 was first speculated in 2018, with original reports claiming the sequel would occur 20-30 years on from the death of Roman leader Maximus (Crowe).

‘Russell thinks he could be the only man to credibly play his son in a Gladiator sequel,’ explains the source.

The mystery insider also claimed that the actors have become closer ever since Russell joined Thor: Love and Thunder’s filming in Sydney.

Flash forward! Gladiator 2 was first speculated in 2018, with original reports claiming the sequel would occur 20-30 years on from the death of Roman leader Maximus (Crowe- above)

Pals: In March, Chris (middle) and wife Elsa Pataky (l even attended a South Sydney Rabbitohs game with Russell(right), and some of their Thor co-stars

In March, Chris and wife Elsa Pataky even attended a South Sydney Rabbitohs game with Russell, and their Thor co-stars Natalie Portman, Jeff Goldblum and Tessa Thompson.

Chris began production on Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney on January 26.

Much like Russell was in 2000, Australian actor Chris (left) is in his physical prime and has a muscular frame fit to play a Roman gladiator.

Muscle man: Much like Russell was in 2000, Australian actor Chris (left) is in his physical prime and has a muscular frame fit to play a Roman gladiator

Superhero: Chris began production on Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney on January 26. The father-of-three has played Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films since 2011

Meanwhile, it was announced in March that Chris would be helping produce, alongside Kathy Morgan, Christopher Mapp, Robert Slaviero, and Peter D. Graves, his wife Elsa Pataky’s new film.

Netflix’s exciting new action drama film Interceptor will see the Spanish actress, 44, star as the lead character – a woman set to save the world from 16 nuclear missiles.

The exciting new movie will be filmed in Sydney, with production set to commence this month.

Couple goals: It was announced in March that Chris would be helping produce his wife Elsa’s (left) new Netflix action film, Interceptor

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Queen, 94, enjoys a socially-distanced Easter walk with Prince Charles, 72, in Windsor 

Like families across the country, the Windsors have been making the most of the fine spring weather to see their nearest and dearest.

And this charming new image of the Queen and Prince Charles shows how much even a socially distanced walk can mean in these still difficult times.

The pair were snapped together as they took part in a private engagement at Frogmore on the monarch’s Windsor estate, details of which will be released in the next few weeks.

Mother and son appeared so happy and relaxed that when staff asked if they might pose for a handful of spur-of-the-moment pictures, they agreed.

The Queen, who turns 95 later this month, looked radiant. Wearing  one of her famed headscarves with a green, full-length raincoat and black rubber boots, she smiled and laughed, with her gloved hands in her pockets.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles enjoy spring weather and pose for a portrait in the garden of Frogmore House in Windsor

The Prince of Wales, 72, was more formally dressed in a favourite brown overcoat, shirt, tie and brogues, but looked equally delighted to be spending time with his beloved mother.

Behind them are the cherry trees, in full blossom, and daffodils that Frogmore House (as opposed to Frogmore Cottage, the Windsor home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) is so famed for at this time of year, as well as a small stone bridge over one of the estate’s ornamental lakes.

Frogmore – which is low-lying and marshy and derives its name from the preponderance of frog it attracts – was the setting for a family picture alongside Philip, Anne, Andrew and Edward taken in 1968.

While the latest picture was captured on a whim, it serves to provide a happy contrast to events of recent months.

Both the Queen and Charles have been deeply saddened by the acrimonious departure of Harry and Meghan as working royals and their subsequent emigration to California.

And as a doting grandmother and father they were also personally wounded by the bitter and highly damaging allegations that have since been thrown at them – and other Royal Family members – by the couple.

Have you come far: The royals in 60s sunshine at Frogmore with Princess Anne, Princes Philip, Andrew and Edward in 1968

Last month, in their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Sussexes accused the Royal Family of outright racism and failing to  support Meghan as she suffered a serious mental health crisis.

The Queen made clear that while deeply concerning, the family did not accept all of the accusations (‘recollections may vary’, she said) but stressed they wished to try to build bridges privately as a family.

And however upsetting it has been, the crisis has brought mother and son even closer together, united at having to put their personal feelings to one side in order to act in unison as The Firm’s ‘CEOs’.

The Daily Mail understands they have not only spoken but also met regularly in recent months, with Charles a frequent visitor to Windsor where his mother has been isolating since last spring with Prince Philip, 99, in line with Government coronavirus regulations.

A source said: ‘Although unplanned, this picture offers an insight into a family that is still together, happy and united after a difficult few months.’

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Candace Owens On BLM Founder: If ‘White People Are So Bad, Why Doesn’t She Want To Live Amongst Black People?’

Daily Wire host Candace Owens blasted Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the founders of radical activist group Black Lives Matter (BLM), questioning why Khan-Cullors is purchasing pricey homes in predominately white neighborhoods if white people are her supposed “oppressors.”

Owens told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that some $25 million dollars raised by BLM was directed toward “building a black movement.”

“Apparently, the ‘black movement’ was Patrice moving herself, a black woman, into other areas of the communities of people that she claims are oppressing black Americans,” Owens mocked.

“Why doesn’t she want to live amongst black people?” she asked. “Why is she choosing to move herself into an all-white neighborhood? These are important questions.”

According to a report from The New York Post, Khan-Cullors is reportedly on a “real-estate buying binge,” already purchasing four homes with a price tag totaling upwards of $3 million. Notably, one of the homes was purchased at $1.4 million and located in a secluded area of Los Angeles, where the population is reportedly less than 2% black.

“A secluded mini-compound tucked into L.A.’s rustic and semi-remote Topanga Canyon was recently sold for a tad more than $1.4 million to a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37-year-old social justice visionary and co-founder of the galvanizing and, for some, controversial Black Lives Matter movement,” dirt.com reported.

The liberal activist was also eyeing a spot in an “ultra-exclusive” resort in the Bahamas, where musician Justin Timberlake and iconic golfer Tiger Woods both have homes. The Post detailed:

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370 square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

Owens also mockingly commended Khan-Cullors for staying true to her “communist” values. “She has my respect because she’s unapologetic in her approach. She’s telling you what she is. She’s a Marxist. So Marxists steal money from other people and they enrich themselves until the people that they stole from are poor. And so she has stolen money from other people on the pretext of a lie that is Black Lives Matter.”

“I mean, you have to kind of appreciate the honesty; she’s no hiding by any means, you know. … She’s a communist through and through, and she’s been unbelievably unapologetic in her approach,” Owens added.

It’s unclear if Khan-Cullors has done anything shady or illegal with the BLM funds, but her actions have prompted Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, to call for “an independent investigation” to find out how the global network spends its money, the Post reported this weekend.

“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” Newsome said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”

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Regé-Jean Page is ‘flattered’ to be tipped as the next James Bond after Bridgerton exit

He’s been facing mounting speculation that he’ll be the next James Bond since announcing his exit from Netflix hit Bridgerton.

And Regé-Jean Page has now admitted that he’s ‘flattered’ to be included among a host of British stars tipped for the iconic role.

He told The Mirror: ‘Ah, the B word. I think that if you are British and you do anything of note, that other people take notice of, then people will start talking about that.’

In the running? Regé-Jean Page has said that he’s ‘flattered’ to be included among a host of British stars tipped to become the next James Bond

Regé-Jean added: ‘I think that’s fairly normal and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed. Nothing more – or less – than that.’

However despite being the bookies favourite, Regé-Jean said he was bemused by the idea of making any plans at ‘this moment in history’ and has ‘given up’ doing so.

The hunky star also admitted that he can be a bit of a ‘racehorse’, often signing onto a project and focussing completely on it with the ‘blinders on’.

His comments comes after bookmakers Coral revealed that the newcomer is hot favourite to play the iconic spy role following Craig’s departure from the franchise.

Gearing up for 007? The actor, 31, recently announced he would not be returning to Bridgerton for series two, sparking more speculation he could become Bond (pictured in January 2020)

Regé-Jean’s odds have been slashed to 5-2, overtaking long-running favourites Tom Hardy and James Norton – who had previously been the top picks at 3-1.

Huge stars including Idris Elba, Sam Heughan, Richard Madden and Henry Cavill are all currently trailing behind the others on 10-1

A spokesman for the bookmakers said: ‘The news that Regé-Jean Page will not be returning for the second series of Bridgerton has prompted plenty of bets from punters who believe he’ll make the perfect James Bond.

‘We now make him favourite, ahead of Tom Hardy, for who succeeds Daniel Craig as 007.’

The upcoming Bond film, No Time To Die, is currently slated for release in the UK in September and will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as the spy.

Final film: Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond will be in upcoming move No Time To Die, which is currently slated for release in September after several Covid delays

Back in January, Regé-Jean hinted that he could be a good contender to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

After being announced as favourite at the time, Regé-Jean added fuel to the fire when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order as he wrote:

‘Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred.’

The speculation over Regé-Jean’s Bond future hit fever pitch after the news broke that he won’t be returning to Bridgerton for a second series.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote this week: ‘[According to a source] Page was offered an opportunity to return as a guest star in three to five episodes of season two – at a rate of $50,000 [£36,000] an episode – but declined for a multitude of reasons.’

They went on to note that his ‘burgeoning film career’ is one of the reasons.

Regé-Jean later confirmed the show had a ‘one-season arc’ and his character’s story was finalised in one series and he never intended to return.

Hint: After being announced as favourite at the time, Regé-Jean added fuel to the fire when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his Bridgerton character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order

He told Variety: ‘It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year. That’s interesting, because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.’

The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to reveal that the actor won’t be appearing on season two.

The account confirmed that Regé-Jean’s on-screen wife Phoebe Dynevor will return for the next instalment of the streaming phenomenon.

Regé-Jean, who is set to star in The Gray Man, also took to Instagram to confirm the news as he emotionally said it had been a ‘pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke’.

In a tongue-in-cheek statement penned as the mysterious show lead Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton tweeted: ‘Your Grace, it has been a pleasure.’

Shock: The speculation Regé-Jean’s Bond future hit fever pitch after the news broke that he won’t be returning to Bridgerton for a second series (pictured in character)

The statement read: ‘Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.

‘We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.

‘Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear. Yours truly, Lady Whistledown.’

Regé-Jean later confirmed his show exit in his own statement posted to Instagram where he shared a picture of himself in character and behind-the-scenes.

He penned: ‘The ride of a life time. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke.

‘Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined.’

Signing off his message, he added: ‘The love is real and will just keep growing ❤️❤️.’

Statement: The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to reveal that the actor will not be back

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Robert Irwin labels sister Bindi as an ‘amazing mum’ after adjusting to life with daughter Grace

Robert Irwin has paid tribute to his ‘absolute best sister’ Bindi as she settles into life with her daughter Grace Warrior.

The 17-year-old conservationist posted a photo of himself with Bindi, 22, on Instagram on Monday to celebrate National Siblings Day.

In the heartwarming picture, first-time uncle Robert beams with pride as his sister cradles baby Grace in her arms.

Sibling bond: Robert Irwin (left) has paid tribute to his ‘absolute best sister’ Bindi (right) as she settles into life with her daughter Grace Warrior

‘Happy #NationalSiblingsDay!’ Robert captioned post, adding: ‘I’ve got the absolute best sister – Grace definitely has an amazing mum.’

Bindi commented below the photo to thank Robert for being ‘the greatest brother and uncle’ in the world.

‘Thank you for being the greatest brother and uncle to beautiful Grace. We love you!’ she wrote.

Blast from the past: Bindi also celebrated National Siblings Day on Monday by sharing this cute throwback photo of the pair holding a snake at Australia Zoo when they were children

The mother of one also shared a cute throwback photo of the pair holding a snake at Australia Zoo when they were children.

‘I’m thankful every day that I get to be your sister. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and light in my life,’ Bindi captioned it.

It comes after Bindi shared a gallery of heart-melting photos on Instagram on Friday to update fans on her journey into motherhood.

Making memories: It comes after Bindi shared a gallery of photos on Instagram on Friday to update fans on her journey into motherhood. Pictured with her husband Chandler Powell

The daughter of the late Steve Irwin gazed sweetly at her little girl next to her husband Chandler Powell, 24, as she held a sign reading ‘two weeks old’.

‘Two weeks with our Warrior princess. Cherishing every moment together,’ she wrote.

Bindi and Chandler announced the birth of their daughter on March 26, one day after welcoming the child at Buderim Private Hospital on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Gushing: The daughter of the late Steve Irwin gazed sweetly at her husband Chandler Powell, 24, as she held a sign reading ‘two weeks old’

 

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Kylie Jenner dotes on budding fashionista Stormi as they host True Thompson’s birthday party

Kylie Jenner and budding fashionista Stormi dressed to impress as they hosted Khloe Kardashian’s birthday party for True Thompson.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul, 23, and her stylish tot, three, looked effortlessly cool in matching Nikes for the elaborate celebration that took place at Kylie’s Hidden Hills home.

Taking a breather from the festivities, the mommy-daughter duo chilled out on a plush white couch in their backyard after a family-filled afternoon.

Dress to impress: Kylie Jenner, 23, and fashionista daughter Stormi, three, turn heads in designer duds as they host Khloe Kardashian’s celebration for True Thompson

 Kylie showed off her gym-honed figure in a black crop top with strings that wrapped around her abs.

She paired the shirt with leather trousers and threw on a pair of Virgil Abloh Off-White Air Force 1’s that are currently being re-sold on StockX for a whopping $6K.

The makeup mogul left her extended raven tresses down and was by Stormi’s side throughout the day.

And the always cool daughter she shares with rapper Travis Scott, sported cargo pants and a vintage style Lakers T-shirt with Nike Sambas.

Chilled out: The mommy-daughter duo took a break from the lavish festivities to get some sun on a plush white couch

 Doting mom: Kylie was by Stormi’s side for the afternoon as they had a scaled-back birthday party that was nothing short of spectacular

Hostess with the mostess: The makeup mogul was happy to offer up her second home for a birthday celebration for the Kardashian-Jenner cousins

Jenner was happy to offer up her second home for True’s third birthday celebration that was exclusive to family.

The party featured a lavish dessert table, a moon bounce, and an overwhelming amount of pastel decorative touches including balloons that filled the interior and exterior of the home.

A celebration fit for a little princess, the Mindy Weiss produced party naturally featured a handful of real life Disney princesses who greeted the Kardashian-Jenner cousins upon entrance.

All out: The party featured a lavish dessert table, a moon bounce, and an overwhelming amount of pastel decorative touches including balloons that filled the interior and exterior of the home

Pastels: The interior and exterior of the Hidden Hills mansion was lined with tons of balloons

Cousins: The cousins are only a few months apart and have an incredibly close bond

Sugar high: The birthday party featured a lavish dessert table as Stormi was seen decorating cookies after a stint on a moon bounce

Princesses: A celebration fit for a little princess, the Mindy Weiss produced party naturally featured a handful of real life Disney princesses who greeted the Kardashian-Jenner cousins upon entrance

Attached at the hip: The wide eyed toddlers were mesmerized by the party details as Kylie led Stormi by the hand

Stormi and True who are only a few months apart in age were seen attached at the hip as they jumped on a moon bounce and decorated crown shaped cookies.

And naturally Kim Kardashian’s children as well as Rob Kardashian’s daughter Dream were in attendance as well as ‘lovey’ Kris Jenner.

Despite not hosting at her own home, Khloe splashed out on a decadent display of balloons that covered True’s room and they wore matching shades of lilac.

Over the top: Despite not hosting at her own home, Khloe splashed out on a decadent display of balloons that covered True’s room and they wore matching shades of lilac

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez call off engagement, announce split

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez officially called off their two-year engagement, saying in a statement Thursday that they “realized we are better as friends.”

“We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects,” Lopez and Rodriguez said in a joint statement to NBC’s “TODAY” show.

“We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”

Lopez is the mom of twins Max and Emme, 13, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Rodriguez is the dad to two daughters, Ella, 12, and Natasha, 16.

Rumors swirled last month that the singer, 51, and former Yankees baseball player, 45, had called it quits, but they released a statement at the time saying that they were “working through some things.”

“They never officially broke up and had talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch that made them think about what they should do,” multiple sources close to the couple had said. “They are sticking together. They are working through things.”

Lopez and Rodriguez started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in March 2019 while vacationing in the Bahamas. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they had to postpone their wedding twice.

“We’ve talked about that for sure. I mean, at our age, we’ve both been married before, it’s like, do we get married? Do we not? What does it mean for us?” Lopez told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy in December.

“It was really sad because we were supposed to get married in June and we had planned it all,” she added. “So in March or April, we’re looking down the pipe and we’re going, ‘This is maybe not going to happen.’ Italy’s the worst place in the world. And we were going to get married in Italy. It was, yeah, it was like, I was like, ‘OK, we got to cancel everything.'”

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Bianca Umali’s enviable nose line

Bianca Umali is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful young actresses of her generation.

She has hit the genetic jackpot with her small face and big expressive eyes, but it is her nose that is one of her best features.

Her pretty nose line is not a product of contouring or surgery but natural beauty.

Bianca also has a body to die for which she has painstakingly achieved through rigorous exercise.

“My workouts are actually isolation. I do one part a day. My routine: legs, full-body and then core and then arms and then legs again and then core,” she previously shared.

Her talent for drama has also landed her many choice roles in teleseryes, most notably cultural drama series like ‘Sahaya’ where she played the titular Sahaya, a young Badjaw woman who finds herself in the city.

She is also set to star in an upcoming cultural drama series called ‘Legal Wives,’ where she will play a young Muslim woman who becomes the third wife of a wealthy Maranaw man.

“Ako po dito si Farrah Balindong and I will be playing the third and youngest wife of the one and only Mr. Dennis Trillo. I don’t want to go into too much detail kasi baka ma-spoil, pero I hope that everyone watches our show kasi it is very intriguing,” she shared.

Because of these, Bianca has got netizens dubbing her GMA Network’s “epic-serye princess.”

“I would like to thank everyone, and of course my network GMA, sa tiwala po. Maraming salamat sa suporta. Honestly, hindi ko inakala na I would be in these roles. Hindi lang ito na mga epic serye and cultural series, I had a lot of fun doing kasi kakaiba ‘yung mga istorya, kakaiba ‘yung mga role. Nakaka-excite gawin everytime kaya thank you, salamat po,” she said.

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Bianca’s enviable nose line in this gallery:

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