Fri May 25 21:40:31 EDT 2018
Happy birthday Mike Myers!
The actor, who’s making his big screen comeback after a near five year hiatus, turned 55 on Friday.
At the premiere of his new film Terminal, one of two new movies he’s appearing in, along with the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, told PEOPLE that he’s never felt better in his life.
Asked how he enjoys balancing family life with show business, the father of three said, “It’s all weird, dude. I grew up in government assisted housing in Toronto, so all of this is bizarre and fun.”
He added, “This is the happiest time of my life. I have a lot of stuff coming and I think I may have found the right balance now and I’m super thrilled.”
Myers, who has been largely absent from the big screen since making a brief appearance in 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, added that he’s spent his time away from the spotlight focusing on being a dad to Spike, 6, Sunday, 4, and Paulina, 2.
“I know what I’m doing in terms of my kids now, so that was a good six years,” he explained.
But according to Myers, even his kids are anxious to see their dad back in the movies. He revealed that his son Spike “keeps asking me, ‘Where’s the fourth Austin Powers,’ which is the weirdest thing. I’m like, ‘Get off my back. I’m doing my best.’ “
Myers said his son was falling asleep one night and asked if there would be a fourth installment to the franchise. “And I said, ‘I’d like to. I don’t know.’ Then he said, ‘What’s Dr. Evil’s lair?’ And I said, ‘An oil rig,’ and he said, ‘What’s an oil rig?’ I said, ‘It’s where you drill oil at sea.’ He goes, ‘It should be a sewer,’ and fell asleep.”
While Terminal will mark his first film appearance in awhile, Myers has been getting back to his roots in TV. “I was on Saturday Night Live recently and then I was on Jimmy and I did Dr. Evil and I just did Trump’s doctor on Kimmel,” he said. “I’m having a blast. I love it. It’s like being shot out of a cannon without net. It’s so much fun.”
Terminal, also starring Margot Robbie, is in theaters now.
Fri May 25 21:00:35 EDT 2018
Denise Richards is at risk of losing her horses.
The actress, 47, was sued by Cross Creek Farm, a horse stable in Malibu, California, for allegedly failing to pay months worth of boarding for her two horses, Hansel and Lily.
The farm filed a lawsuit against Richards on May 16 and claimed she owed them $47,667.05, according to court documents obtained by The Blast, which was first to report. The actress is now being sued for breach of contract.
Richards began boarding her horses there in June 2015, but trouble began in October of last year when she allegedly failed to pay the required $2,300 for her animals, which includes the stable fee and maintenance.
An attorney for Richards did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Each horse costs $1,150 to board and a late charge of $100 is applied, the barn stated in the documents. The actress owes $31,539.60 for Hansel and $16,127.35 for Lily, Cross Creek Farm alleges in the suit.
The farm claims they have a right to sell off the horses in order to regain the amount they allege they are owed.
Richards is fond of animals, and frequently posts photos of herself enjoying time with her dogs. She last shared two photographs of Hansel and Lily in June 2017.
“Happy Friday….#hansel,” she captioned the photo.
The Blast first reported the news.
Fri May 25 20:44:05 EDT 2018
Money isn’t everything for the star of Star Wars most expensive film ever.
Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Han Solo in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, recently spoke with Wealthsimple’s recurring series Money Diaries about why getting paid less on films isn’t always a bad thing.
“Over the past few years, I’ve worked with some incredible, legendary directors — Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Chan-wook Park, Warren Beatty, Ron Howard, and the Coen Brothers — and I’ve discovered something fascinating: The better the director you’re working with, the less you get paid,” he explained.
“For me, the experience has always been worth it,” he added.
Ehrenreich, 28, has worked alongside some of the most acclaimed talent in Hollywood over the course of his young career, but the actor revealed that before getting into show business, his day jobs weren’t always so glamorous.
“When I was 13, I got my first job — working on my uncle’s passion fruit farm in Santa Barbara,” he said. “My duties were to pick and sort passion fruit, install fence posts and irrigation systems, and drive a large tractor.”Alden Ehrenreich in Solo: A Star Wars StorySOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca
Now, Ehrenreich’s duties include being the face of a $250 million film and budding franchise, which promises to reveal the origin story behind the beloved character first played by Harrison Ford. But even as a movie star, he said he still hasn’t developed a taste for the finer things.
“I sometimes wish that lavish spending could bring me happiness, but I’ve found that the one thing that brings me the most joy is something that costs me the least amount of money — reading books,” he explained.
“My favorites? Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse. John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Anything by Alan Watts. I just read Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead,” he added.
Ehrenreich previously opened up to PEOPLE about getting Ford’s blessing to take over the role. “Harrison was awesome, it was awesome just to meet him and have lunch with him,” he said. “I met him at his airplane hangar in Santa Monica and we sat with like five planes around us. He basically said, ‘Tell them I told you everything you need to know, but that you can’t tell anyone anything.’ ”
Solo: A Star Wars Story also stars Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, who was played by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy.
The film flies into theaters May 25.