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Teaching Steve McQueen Martial Arts Got Chuck Norris Into Acting

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Life is a combination of determination, timing, networking, creativity…self-determination and stars aligning. It was no different for black belt Chuck Norris, whose gig teaching Steve McQueen helped him become a movie star too.

Norris’s early life did not suggest the trajectory his career would take. He described himself as not especially athletic, as well as being naturally withdrawn and not an academically exceptional student. It was when he joined the Air Force and was stationed in South Korea, where he began studying tangsudo, that he started finding a path. McQueen would turn that path into a clear road.

Chuck Norris taught Steve McQueen martial arts

Chuck Norris
INVASION U.S.A., Chuck Norris, 1985. ©Cannon Films/courtesy Everett Collection

Jump back to the 1970s and the Magnificent Seven star was the King of Cool thanks to his antihero persona. Meanwhile, Norris became a karate champion with schools of his own across Los Angeles.

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One student of Chuck Norris was none other than Steve McQueen. The gig was something of a dream for Norris, who saw Any Sunday with the actor in it. That was when, he went on, “I said, ‘If there’s any one actor that I’d like to meet, that’s the actor I’d like to meet.’”

The actor ended up inspiring him further still

BULLITT, Steve McQueen
BULLITT, Steve McQueen, 1968 / Everett Collection

Norris taught McQueen everything he knew about karate. While it was informative for the actor and helped round out his action capabilities, Norris noted financial struggles for his schools around that time. In response to this, McQueen suggested his teacher get into acting.

And so he did. Norris only got a significant foothold into the industry in 1974, thanks to McQueen’s encouragement. By 1982, he had almost a decade of movie experience under his belt, enough to land Norris a starring role in Love Wolf McQuade. Sadly, his big supporter and most famous pupil had died two years earlier after a battle with cancer. But he certainly left a big impact.

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Nicole Kidman Had To Explain Real Bruises To Her Family Filming Violent Scenes

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Memorizing lines is only a part of an actor’s responsibility and daily task. There’s also blocking, determining an actor’s position and actions for a production. For roles taken on by Nicole Kidman, including one from just a few short years ago, that put her in some violent scenes that created intense bruises – and concerns from her family.

Several years ago, these injuries came from Big Little Lies, an HBO drama series that puts five women in the thick of a murder investigation. Kidman played Celeste Wright, who was also trapped in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship.

Nicole Kidman addresses family’s questions and concerns seeing her bruises

Big Little Lies left Nicole Kidman with visible bruises that needed addressing
Big Little Lies left Nicole Kidman with visible bruises that needed addressing / Instagram

When she came home from shooting some violent scenes, Kidman would have bruises already visible. She would then carefully explain her injuries to her daughters, Faith and Sunday, who are 10 and 13 respectively. Husband Keith Urban himself is reported to have felt very disturbed by the sight, while Kidman herself felt residual aches.

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“I didn’t realize how much of it penetrated me,” she admitted. “I would go home at night sometimes and be in a lot of pain, and I had to take things like Advil because I was being thrown around physically. At one point, Keith was like, ‘I’m going to take a photo of your back because it’s covered in deep, massive bruises.’ He was devastated seeing it, but then he would say, ‘But I have an artist wife!’”

Balancing dedication and emotional stability

Kidman navigates a balance between dedication to her work and quality family life
Kidman navigates a balance between dedication to her work and quality family life / Everett Collection

Kidman also acknowledged a “massive push-pull” among artists in similar situations, “a painter, a writer, you know? If you’re really dedicated to it over a lifetime, that push-pull will collide with your existence and your connections with your family and all the people in your life.”

She posited the questions, “How much will that cost them? How much will it cost you personally? And how important is that artistic contribution?” Ultimately, it is just one of the multiple sensitive topics she and Urban navigate with care. “We’re always working through stuff,” Kidman shared, not just counting the bruises. She went on, “But it’s very much love-based, so there’s an enormous amount of give and take. I want him to have the best life he can have, and he responds the same way. We really love parenting together.”

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Daniel Craig Doesn’t Want Female James Bond, Suggests An Alternative

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Many men have taken up the mantle of 007. But it’s been just that: men. With the new No Time to Die film, there have been talks of a female James Bond, but the latest actor to assume the role, Daniel Craig, doesn’t approve.

Craig began his time as James Bond with 2006’s Casino Royale. Other installments backed by Agent Craig include Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. His final appearance in the famous suit and upgraded car comes with No Time to Die, to be released October 8, 2021.

‘No Time to Die’ sparked theories of a female James Bond

NO TIME TO DIE, US character poster, Lashana Lynch as Nomi
NO TIME TO DIE, US character poster, Lashana Lynch as Nomi, 2020. © MGM / courtesy Everett Collection

With more trailers, promotional material, and confirmed news surrounding No Time to Die, fans of James Bond believe the series is setting up for a female 007. Lashana Lynch features heavily in the trailers and is confirmed to be an MI6 agent set to work alongside Craig’s Bond.

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Lynch, whose modern persona and determined attitude give Bond something totally new to work with, has not confirmed or denied what the next step might be for her in the franchise. She does feel, though, “With Bond, it could be a man or woman. They could be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They could be young or old. At the end of the day, even if a two-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what this two-year-old’s gonna do, no?”

Daniel Craig wants to see something different

NO TIME TO DIE, Daniel Craig
NO TIME TO DIE, Daniel Craig as James Bond, 2020. ph: Nicola Dove / © MGM / courtesy Everett Collection

Opposite this view, Craig has a different idea for 007’s future. “Why should a woman play James Bond,” he has asked, “when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?” Rather than a female James Bond, Craig supports creating an equally iconic and beloved character just for women, to uplift their own stories.

Similarly, producer Barbara Broccoli favored the idea of creating something new, rather than allocating an existing series. “He can be of any color, but he is male,” Broccoli expressed. “I believe we should be creating new characters for women — strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”

Do you want a female 007, or something different?

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Marie Osmond Gets Real About How She Stays 120 Lbs At Age 61

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UPDATED 9/22/2021

Many of us know about Marie Osmond’s Nutrisystem commercials and how she lost a ton of weight, 50 lbs to be exact. Now, she shares in an interview with Daily Mail how she maintains her weight and figure. She is 60 years old right now and maintaining a weight of 120 lbs and looking better than ever!

“I eat six times a day, I never starve,” Marie shares with Daily Mail. “When I first started Nutrisystem I was freaked out because I felt like I ate too much food. Because in the past I would not eat all day and then I would have a big dinner before I went to bed. I ate inconsistently.”

Marie Osmond on how she lost the weight and keeps it that way

Marie Osmond Gets Real About How She Stays 120 Lbs At Age 60
Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond performing / INSTAR Images

She continues, “But realized that I had slowed down my metabolism by not eating and then overloaded my body. My metabolism was dead.” She sticks with the plan anyway, hoping that it would help slim her down. “So it took a while to get used to eating six times a day but when I did I lost weight because I was keeping my metabolism revved up.”

Marie Osmond after reaching her weight goal
Marie Osmond after reaching her weight goal / Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia / ImageCollect

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The six meals a day she eats include breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner, then a snack to end the day. “I hate cooking,” she admits, “So Nutrisystem is great for me because my meals are so little work. The Flatbread is the bomb, it’s Glycemic balanced. I can put vegetables on top or add a salad on the side.”

She knows everyone’s body is different, and praises Nutrisystem for having personalized plans

Marie Osmond Gets Real About How She Stays 120 Lbs At Age 60
Marie Osmond before and after weight loss / Provided by Daily Mail

Now, it’s important to remember that what worked for Marie may not work for everyone else. Everyone’s body is different and reacts to different methods. Even Marie agrees, “EveryBODY is different. That’s why the new Nutrisystem program is unique. The personalized plans are triple matched to your goals, your body type, and your food preferences.”

 

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Prior to Nutrisystem, Marie was 50 lbs overweight and was often huffing and puffing when performing everyday tasks. “When I was 50 pounds overweight, I couldn’t walk up the stairs with a laundry basket without huffing and puffing. Now, I can hike with my husband, and run around with my grandkids.”

Marie Osmond Gets Real About How She Stays 120 Lbs At Age 60
Marie Osmond / Instagram

Nutrisystem taught me how to live a healthier lifestyle by making better food choices. Food is no longer my enemy,” she concludes. Props to Marie for making this awesome accomplishment and sticking to it for the better!

Not just losing it, but keeping it off

Marie Osmond in May
Marie Osmond in May / Instagram

Perusing Osmond’s Instagram page shows a frequent dose of new pictures that in turn show she has kept off the weight she carefully and healthily chipped away at over the years. In a photo from May, she stands showing off a quilt for her godson while she wears ripped skinny jeans and a fitted jacket.

In another post from June, she posed in more form-fitting clothing for a green summery vibe. That post itself is no longer up, but the caption was preserved, and contained a vulnerable confession. She wrote, “I love this time of year! I remember years ago dreading taking walks or hikes because I was carrying around so much extra weight. Thanks to @nutrisystem, I lost 50 lbs and have the energy to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.”

Osmond noticed a marked increase in confidence when she goes out
Osmond noticed a marked increase in confidence when she goes out / Instagram

Osmond discussed her own preconceptions about dieting, her previous eating routine, wants, and what Nutrisystem offered. “I was going through a divorce, a custody battle, I was dancing – but it helped me get back to my healthier, happier self,” she reflected. “I just can’t do steamed chicken and vegetables. It doesn’t work for me. … But I wanted to take care of me. And that’s what I did.”

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Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend Melanie Hamrick Shares Adorable Photo Of 4-Year-Old Son

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Mick Jagger’s girlfriend Melanie Hamrick has shared the cutest photo of their 4-year-old son, Deveraux. He looks just like Mick, too! The former ballet dancer simply captioned the black-and-white photo, “The homie,” as the comments of love poured in. The young tot stared into the camera from underneath his mop of shoulder-length blonde hair.

Deveraux has seven elder half-siblings from his father’s side, which includes 22-year-old Lucas whom Mick shares with Brazilian television host Luciana Gimenez.

Melanie Hamrick can’t contain her joy about her son

 

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Deveraux’s other siblings include Gabriel, 23, Georgia May, 29, James, 36, and Elizabeth, 37 (with model Jerry Hall), Jade, 49 (with ex-wife Bianca Jagger), and Karis, 50 (with actress Marsha Hunt). This past summer, Hamrick shared an adorable family snap of the three embracing. “Feeling all the love today,” she captioned the sweet photo.

RELATED: Mick Jagger’s 4-Year-Old Son Deveraux Looks Just Like His Dad As A Kid In New Pic

 

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Most recently, the Rolling Stones rocker appeared in a new music video with his younger brother, Chris, for his song “Anyone Seen My Heart?”. The song is featured on Chris’s latest album called Mixing Up The Medicine, which was released September 10th. Check out the music video below!

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Shannen Doherty Updates On New First Film About Cancer

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Two years ago, Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty revealed she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Since then, she has dealt with the stress of the disease, payment for treatment, and having this secret now public. During a recent panel, Doherty gave another update, this time about life with stage four breast cancer.

She spoke during a panel promoting List of a Lifetime, a Lifetime film Doherty’s new film that features a main character recently diagnosed with breast cancer. It was shot in Los Angeles, California and now awaits release.

Shannen Doherty updates on having a public vs. private diagnosis

Shannen Doherty
FRIENDS ‘TIL THE END, Shannen Doherty, 1997, (c)Bonnie Raskin Productions/courtesy Everett Collection

Originally, Doherty kept friends, family, and fans in the dark about her diagnosis to maintain some normalcy in life and allow herself to continue to work in Hollywood. “[People] look at you like you’re, you know, dead man walking,” she reflected, “basically and that they need to say their goodbyes to you or something. Work dries up which was a really big decision for me also.”

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Now that she’s gone public, Doherty offers fans updates on important hurdles when battling breast cancer at this stage. “I feel like I have a responsibility in my more public life, which I separate from my acting life,” she explained, “to talk about cancer and perhaps educate people more and let people know that people with stage 4 are very much alive and very active.”

The impacts aren’t what one would think

Doherty provides different kinds of updates and insights into living with cancer
Doherty provides different kinds of updates and insights into living with cancer / Everett Collection

“My husband says that you would never know that I have cancer,” Doherty revealed. “I don’t really talk about it. It’s part of life at this point.” Doherty is excited to continue working, and the Kelly Hu-led List of a Lifetime is her first project that is specifically about cancer.

While Doherty voiced hope embarking on this film that explored cancer, she tries to maintain a mindset of living beyond it, planning “to be the longest-living person with cancer.” So, that means no bucket list to race through, though, Doherty added, “If I had to say one, it would just be living. That’s the only thing on my list at this point.”

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