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'Maleficent' Alum Brenton Thwaites Hints At Bisexuality - VIDEO

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Maleficent and The Giver actor Brenton Thwaites has hinted in an interview that he might be bisexual, reports the Star Observer.

Speaking about his upcoming role in Son of a Gun, the Australian actor replied “male or female?” when asked what he looks for in a perfect partner.

“Both,” the interviewer said, to which Brenton replied “they’re very different.”

Check out the interview here for Thwaites' full answer and watch a trailer for Son of a Gun, which also stars Ewan McGregor, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor, Cynthia Nixon Open in ‘The Real Thing’ on Broadway: REVIEW

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BY NAVEEN KUMAR

Equal parts cerebral and sexy, Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play about love, deception and the limits of fiction gets a chic, starry revival from Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines theatre, where it opened on Broadway last night. With ace performances from the cast, director Sam Gold’s production anchors the lofty intellectual tangents of Stoppard’s writing in grounded, emotional drama.

Real thingThe opening scene shows a wife, Charlotte (Cynthia Nixon) returning home from a business trip to her drunk, jealous husband, Max (Josh Hamilton). She’s gone from London to Switzerland without her passport, Max discovers, leading him to conclude she’s cheating. The following scene reveals the first is from a play in which Charlotte and Max are performing—Charlotte is married to the playwright Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Max and his wife Annie (Maggie Gyllenhaal), also an actress, are close friends of the couple.

When Henry and Annie are left alone, we learn they’re having an affair and by the play’s more engrossing second act, the two have left their spouses and married each other. Much of the play is concerned with the nature of romantic love, the fallacy of monogamy and the challenges of writing. Henry is widely accepted as a stand-in for Stoppard as they share many parallels, including Stoppard’s relationship with a married woman, the actress who played Annie in the play’s original production.

Real thing3Making a bold (and impressively verbose) Broadway debut, McGregor does fine work making clear sense of Stoppard’s dense, heady dialogue, and the mischievous charm for which he’s known on-screen perfectly suits gallantly vain Henry. Ms. Gyllenhaal likewise makes a radiant Broadway debut as Annie, her easy sex appeal and unwavering poise a formidable match for her indomitable lover. Nixon, a stage vet who originated the role of Debbie (Charlotte and Henry’s daughter) in the play’s first Broadway production, gives an assured performance as sharp, unflappable Charlotte.

Some 30 years on, Stoppard’s play could easily be set in the present, but the design team’s nod to early 80s London style gives the production its seductive angles and textures, including a dynamic set by David Zinn, enviable costumes by Kaye Voyce and lighting by Mark Barton. 

Music is also central to the play, and Gold brings it to the fore with company sing-alongs during transitions between scenes. The device feels gimmicky in a play already chock-full of myriad ideas, but it's one Henry would probably love. 

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Follow Naveen Kumar on Twitter: @Mr_NaveenKumar (photos: joan marcus)


Movies: Keep The Lights On The Road Toward Fall Oscar Hopefuls

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Oh, Shia... Man up! You've disappointed Tom Hardy again.

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS

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The big news in theaters this weekend is the return of the great Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) with THE MASTER, the first of the big ticket Oscar-seeking films to emerge for fall... more on Oscar buzz in a minute. First, let's take a step backward since I missed a week.

Madonna's tour is now in full swing so it seemed only fitting that one might loosely categorize an entertaining quartet of new indie releases as a "Girls Gone Wild" blowout: the romantic dramedy HELLO, I MUST BE GOING features the luminous Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures, Away We Go) as a divorcee in a tail spin who beds a younger man (Christopher Abbott, who comes with a gayish subplot); Leslye Headland's pitch-black comedy BACHELORETTE stars Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three very Mean Girls utterly shaken by the realization that their fatter friend Rebel Wilson is actually happy and the first to get married; Canadian filmmaker Jamie Travis, who made his name on unmissable short films (The Patterns Trilogy, The Saddest Boy in the World, etcetera) makes his feature debut with the slight but funny FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... with the always delightful Ari Graynor as a phone sex operator, Lauren Miller as her initially prim roommate and Justin Long as their gay BFF); and, finally, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON stars Danish actor Thure Lindhardt and Damage's Zachary Booth as gay lovers beset by drug and sex addictions over their long dysfunctional relationship. I'm slightly mystified by the reaction to this one -- we're talking unqualified raves -- since its intermittently potent scenes feel super repetitive and unshaped for the audience (in short, it feels like an essential exorcism for filmmaker Ira Sachs but a tough sit for anyone hoping for their own catharsis).

All of those films are still in theaters so check them out if you're curious. A couple of those movies might well hope for some awards play at the Independent Spirit Awards but we're already drowning in bigger ticket Oscar buzz.

Let's start with Garret Hedlund in ON THE ROAD (opening Dec. 21st)...

A wee handful of Oscar contenders AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ewan McGregor Flattered That Men Want to Get Him in Bed: VIDEO

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Ewan McGregor loves the fact that comedian Louis CK has the hots for him, and entertains the thought of seeing what he'd do about it. And really, who wouldn't go gay for Ewan McGregor?

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Towleroad TV: Talking 'Beginners' with Ewan McGregor

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JOSH HELMIN

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Josh Helmin is also one half of the blog Josh & Josh Are Rich and Famous.

I recently had a chance to sit down and talk with Ewan McGregor (and co-star Christopher Plummer, as well as writer/director Mike Mills) about the superb, charming new film Beginners. (The film is getting 87% positive reviews according to Rotten Tomatoes.) The film features McGregor as an illustrator dealing with the revelations that his father (Plummer) is both gay and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. It's based on director Mills' own father.

Toward the end of our interview, I couldn't resist asking Ewan about some of his same-sex screen kisses (a question which didn't make the final cut in the video). Asked if he would repeat any of those screen kisses if he could (from Velvet Goldmine, The Pillow Book, and I Love You Phillip Morris), Ewan laughed good-naturedly and said, "Ah, well, that wouldn't very gentlemanly of me to say, would it? They were very nice people to kiss--all of them. It would be ungentlemanly to say more."

Can't blame a guy for asking.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

BEGINNERS is open now in major cities and continues to roll out on more screens throughout June.

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News: Nicholas Hoult, Romania, Ewan McGregor, 'Devil Worm'

 road Inaugural Mr. & Miss Gay Montana takes place tonight in Helena.

Hoult  road Nicholas Hoult dresses up the pages of Blackbook magazine.

 road Romanians hold gay Pride parade hours after anti-gay parade march.

 road Portuguese model accused of killing gay lover in NYC to plead insanity.

 road Aussie gay group bestows politician with homophobia award: "Australian Christian Lobby managing director Jim Wallace was awarded the Golden GLORIA for his Anzac Day tweet that said Australia's servicemen and women had not fought for gay marriage or Islam."

 road Janice Dickinson's latest boy toy.

 road Paris Hilton's new reality show bombs, proving that America does indeed no longer care about the socialite.

 road Florida man charged with hate crime after exposing himself to a pair of gay men and then assaulting and calling them anti-gay slurs.

Pop  road The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History to drop in on New York City in August.

 road So-called "devil worm" thought to be the deepest-living animal in the world. It can live over two miles beneath the surface of the Earth.

 road Greenwhich, London police to hold monthly meeting where LGBT community members can confidentially report hate crimes.

 road Ewan McGregor on homosexuality: "It doesn’t really interfere with anybody else’s life, so why society has such a big problem with it, I don’t know."

 road Microsoft to launch premium television service.


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