x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Twilight win Razzies Worst Picture

Plus: Michelle Obama's dance moves go viral; Mumford & Sons top Billboard charts; Weinstein scoops rights to Mandela film; Diane Lane and Josh Brolin split.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which won Worst Picture at The Razzies. Stewart also won the Worst Actress award. Courtesy Summit Entertainment
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which won Worst Picture at The Razzies. Stewart also won the Worst Actress award. Courtesy Summit Entertainment

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was picked as 2012’s Worst Picture on Saturday by the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for Hollywood’s lousiest movies on the eve of the Oscars. It dominated the Razzies with seven awards, including Worst Actress for Kristen Stewart, Worst Supporting Actor for Taylor Lautner and Worst Director for Bill Condon. Adam Sandler was named Worst Actor for the comedy That’s My Boy, while Rihanna won Worst Supporting Actress for the action dud Battleship. – AP

2. Michelle Obama’s dance moves go viral

A video of Michelle Obama grooving with Jimmy Fallon on his talk show has gone viral on YouTube. The pair, each clad in conservative slacks and cardigans, perform a routine dubbed Evolution of Mom Dancing, to promote Obama’s “Let’s Move!” youth fitness campaign. The clip has already been viewed nearly two million times since being posted Friday. The dance moves progress from a simple side-to-side step and end with Obama doing a Dougie. Later on the show, Obama rates her husband’s dance skills a “B”, saying “he’s got, like, three good moves”. – AFP

3. Mumford & Sons top charts

The British folk band Mumford & Sons jumped to No 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week after Babel won the Grammy for Album of the Year. The 2013 Grammy nominees compilation album, featuring songs by The Black Keys, Katy Perry and Gotye, landed second place. Bruno Mars, who’s performing in Dubai on April 12, was at No 3 with Unorthodox Jukebox, while Taylor Swift’s Red placed fourth. In the songs chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s Thrift Shop was on the top spot, followed by Rihanna’s Stay. – Reuters

4. Weinstein scoops rights to Mandela film

The Weinstein Company has acquired the distribution rights for the film version of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and currently in post-production, stars the British actor Idris Elba. Harvey Weinstein said he has been “extremely passionate” about the project since its producer Anant Singh first gave him a copy of Mandela’s memoirs. “We have been talking about making this film since 1999,” he added. “There have been a number of stop-and-goes but sometimes things work out for a reason and Anant has done a masterful job in producing this epic story of our times.” – AFP

 

5. Diane Lane and

Josh Brolin split up

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are divorcing after more than eight years, announced their representatives. A source close to the couple termed the split as “amicable” and said it was a mutual decision. The divorce will be the second for both Lane and Brolin. They have no children together. Lane, 48, and Brolin, 45, married in August 2004 after being introduced by Barbra Streisand, the actor’s stepmother. – Reuters