John Carney criticises Keira Knightley

John Carney criticises Keira Knightley’s acting skills

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Director John Carney has criticised actress Keira Knightley’s work in 2013 film “Begin Again”. He says he wouldn’t like to work with her again.

“I’ll never make a film with supermodels again,” Carney told Independent newspaper, reports


Knightley played a songwriter dumped by her musician boyfriend, played by Adam Levine, in “Begin Again”. She then embarks on a new path in making music with Mark Ruffalo’s character.

Carney had much more favourable memories of working with Levine and Ruffalo than with Knightley.

“Mark Ruffalo is a fantastic actor and Adam Levine is a joy to work with and actually quite unpretentious and not a bit scared of exposing himself on camera and exploring who he is as an individual,” Carney said.

“I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that,” he added.

Carney also claimed that Knightley’s “entourage” made it difficult to “get any real work done”, and stated a difference between working with “proper film actors” and “movie stars”.

“It’s not like I hate the Hollywood thing, but I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars.

“I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film,” he said.

Kim, Kanye cradle Chrissy Teigen, John Legend’s daughter

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West cradled model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend’s month-old daughter Luna during an outing.

The two families caught up with each other at Nobu restaurant in Malibu on Sunday, reports

Kim and Kanye also brought their children, daughter North and son Saint West.

Teigen shared on Snapchat a video showing her daughter being cradled and held by Kim and Kanye during their daytime outing.

She also shared a photograph of Kim holding Luna. It is captioned “Auntie”.

Teigen and Legend welcomed Luna on April 14.

Janice Dickinson scares with skinny look

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Former supermodel Janice Dickinson, who is suffering from breast cancer, looked skinnier than ever when she stepped out for a shopping trip with fiance Robert “Rocky” Gerner.

During the outing on Sunday, Dickinson was spotted wearing a navy jumpsuit which she teamed with beige gladiator sandals and black sunglasses, reports

She was seen walking hand-in-hand with her fiance, who donned a tartan shirt and grey trousers complete with brown sunglasses.

On Saturday, Dickinson flaunted her long legs while jogging down the beach in Malibu. She rocked a white crop top and hot pants which she wore underneath a blue oversized jacket. She was seen playing around on the beach.

Demi Lovato mourns great-grandmother’s death

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato is mourning the death of her great-grandmother.

On Intagram, Lovato paid a tribute to “the world’s most special woman”, whom she lovingly used to call Mimaw, reports

She posted a black-and-white photograph of her sleeping next to her great-grandmother in what looks like a hospital bed.

“This morning I lost my world and the world’s most special woman. I miss her more than words can even describe,” Lovato captioned it.

“There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again,” she added.

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