Jurassic Park’s Laura Dern, 55, says film ‘romance’ with Sam Neill, 74, felt ‘appropriate’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Jurassic Park actors Laura Dern, 55, and Sam Neill, 74, have revisited their performances as botanist Dr Ellie Sattler and paleontologist Dr Alan Grant in the hit film. The pair reflected on having a 19-year age gap as fictional love interests when they were 25 and 44-years-old respectively.

The actors admitted that, retrospectively, having such a large age difference seemed “appropriate”.

Laura said: “Well, it felt completely appropriate to fall in love with Sam [Neill].

“And it was only now, when we returned in a moment of cultural awareness about the patriarchy, that I was, like, “Wow! We’re not the same age?’”

Sam concurred with his co-star, adding that, back then, 19 years “was a completely appropriate age difference for a leading man and lady”.

He added to the Sunday Times: “It never occurred to me until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old Geezers and Gals’ – people like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery acting with much younger people. And there I was, on the list.”

“I thought, ‘Come on. It can’t be true.’”

Now Sam and Laura are set to reunite with co-star Jeff Goldblum for the first time in 30 years in the Jurassic World: Dominion trailer.

The legendary trio will share the screen with actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The gap between Jurassic World and Jurassic World 2 was just three years.

Both movies were set in the years they were released in cinemas, with Jurassic World being set in 2015 and Jurassic World 2 three years later in 2018.

Colin revealed in an interview with Screen Rant this trend will continue in Jurassic World 3: Dominion.

He said: “Everything in my mind has always been pretty much present-day.

“So [the short film, Battle at] Big Rock took place a year or so after Fallen Kingdom in 2019, when it came out, and the T-Rex has just been out in the Sierra Nevada forest where they all escaped to.

“It’s absolutely massive; it’s a whole section of the state.

“And so she’s just been living in there; they’ve been struggling to catch her for a very long time.”

Speaking about Jurassic World 3, the director continued: “So this is about four years later – it’s when the movie comes out, so 2022.”

Michael Jackson’s horrific animal abuse exposed including giraffe neck-snapping incident | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Michael Jackson tried to present himself as a Dr Dolittle-type character, who loved and cared for animals. The US pop star, who died aged 50 in 2009, famously kept Bubbles the chimpanzee, who went everywhere with the star. The King of Pop also tried to demonstrate his commitment to nature in ‘Earth Song’, his 1982 hit about humans’ desecration of Earth. But Jackson’s attempts to portray himself as an animal-lover were most apparent on his 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch.

His sprawling California home included a zoo housing more than 50 species in a menagerie of more than 130 animals.

However, his exotic pets, which included giraffes, elephants, tigers and snakes, were reportedly subject to horrific abuses.

The recent ITV documentary, ‘Searching for Michael Jackson’s Zoo with Ross Kemp’, has uncovered how the creatures were treated and what happened to them after Jackson left Neverland in 2005.

One heart-breaking incident saw Jackson’s giraffe Jabbar die in a horrific accident involving a barn door.

The documentary’s presenter Ross Kemp tracks down Jackson’s friend and personal portrait artist, David Nordahl, who recounts the animal’s cruel death.

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Speaking to Ross on the phone, he says: “Jabbar was killed in an accident. That was really, really, really sad.

“The doors that came into the giraffe barn came loose and the door came round and broke his neck.”

David, who visited Neverland many times, spoke about the giraffe’s death after it had been moved to a larger enclosure.

Jackson imported Jabbar to California illegally in the mid-Eighties when the young animal was already eight feet tall.

But officials from the California Fish and Game Commission confiscated the giraffe after a routine visit to Neverland.

“We got a chance to have it shipped in with some other animals, and the shipper went ahead before we knew what was happening.”

However, despite moving the giraffe to a larger pen, Jackson’s animal welfare standards still left much to be desired.

In 1989, a barn at the Neverland ranch that housed three giraffes went up in flames and the animals were evacuated after nearly burning to death.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which Fire Captain Charlie Johnson said was believed to be accidental.

Firefighters stopped the flames spreading to a nearby animal compound and a chimpanzee house.

‘Searching for Michael Jackson’s Zoo with Ross Kemp’ is available to stream on ITV.

Rylan Clark urges critics to ‘lay off’ Scott Mills as presenter replaces BBC’s Ken Bruce | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Rylan Clark urged listeners to “lay off” Scott Mills after the radio presenter stepped in for veteran broadcaster Ken Bruce today. It comes after the Eurovision host sparked a divide on Twitter as some listeners took to the micro-blogging and complained about the BBC Radio 2 stand-in.

Scott, 49, has stepped in to cover Ken, 71, while the PopMaster remains absent from his hit morning show.

Radio 2 listeners will have noticed the veteran broadcaster has been missing from the airwaves since last week leaving many confused.

The show, which pulls in a whopping 8.7 million listeners a day, boasts the largest audience on UK radio.

Ken has been at the helm of the show for 34 years, although he has taken some time off in recent months to “sort out a minor medical matter”.

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GurdenerInBervie wrote: “Scott Mills is standing in again anyway. Painful to listen to.”

However, others rushed to praise Scott, as Kerry gushed: “Loving @scott_millson Radio 2 this morning! The sooner he makes the move over permanently the better. Then I can fully embrace being too old for R1.”

Queen B shared: “It’s horrible to see all the negative comments about @scott_mills. He is brilliant presenter, seems a lovely person and doesn’t deserve it.”

Tina said: “LOVE @scott_mills and whenever he sits in for anyone I’m delighted @BBCRadio2.”

‘Can handle Carol’s headlock hugs’ Dan Walker on wedding news hinting BBC Breakfast return | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Dan Walker, who left BBC Breakfast after six years, took to social media and gushed over his former co-star Carol Kirkwood who announced she is engaged to her boyfriend Steve today. The new Channel 5 presenter has hinted at a possible return to the BBC after he addressed the big news.

In view of his 759,000 followers, Dan shared a candid photo alongside Carol who cheekily had her arms wrapped around his neck.

The former Football Focus presenter hinted he would return to BBC Breakfast if the weather forecaster decided to tie the knot on-screen.

He penned: “Carol Kirkwood is the best of us. Delighted she has found someone who can handle her headlock hugs. Congratulations Carol.

“If you get married live on #BBCBreakfast can I come back for a one off? @carolkirkwood.”

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Carol confirmed she and her boyfriend got engaged while on holiday and added she is “thrilled”.

The on-screen star has remained tight-lipped on her romance with her fiancé.

Speaking with Prima Magazine in June 2021, Carol revealed the romantic way her boyfriend takes care of her at home, explaining: “He always makes me a cup of tea before I go to work in the morning, which is very romantic – it’s 2.45am and he often leaves me a little love note for when I come home from work.

“That, to me, is worth a million red roses.”

Carol Kirkwood: Who is the BBC Breakfast host’s mystery boyfriend? | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Carol Kirkwood, 60, has announced she is engaged to her boyfriend Steve. The BBC Breakfast presenter confirmed she was dating last June but little is known about her other half. 

The star gave BBC Breakfast viewers a nice surprise this morning when she announced the engagement live on-air.

She was presenting live from the Chelsea Flower Show while sporting a new ring on her left hand.

It prompted colleagues Sally Nugent and Jon Kay to probe the weather star, at which point Carol announced the news.

However, little is known at this time about Carol’s fiancé.

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During promotion for her debut romantic novel last year, Carol said of her partner: “He’s only a secret boyfriend because I never talk about him.

“I always feel that through my job, I put myself in the public eye and am very happy, but my partner and my family and my friends haven’t, so I’m hugely respectful of their privacy.

“I just don’t talk about them, other than to say that my partner is drop-dead gorgeous, he’s funny, he makes me very happy.”

Following her divorce from Jimmy, her closest companion was pet cat Donald, who the two adopted together in 2000.

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“We got engaged when we were on holiday. So it’s lovely news and we’re both thrilled. Thank you!”

“We’re all so chuffed for you, Carol, on behalf of everyone here and everyone at home too,” Jon added.

The BBC Breakfast studio then erupted in applause while Carol simply smiled at the camera and pointed out that the couple were yet to make plans for their nuptials.

“Are you looking for a spot for the marquee while you’re at Chelsea?” Jon enquired.

Carol said: “I’m taking note of all the flowers Jon. No, no plans afoot yet.”

“Congratulations, we love you both,” Sally said before confirming she was already in the know.

Janette Manrara in loved-up display with husband Aljaz as they strip down to swimsuit | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Janette Manrara, 38, and Aljaz Skorjanec, 32, looked fantastic as they soaked up the sun in Miami.

The Strictly Come Dancing stars kicked off their holiday with a refreshing day by the pool while they spent time with Janette’s family.

The Cuban-American dancer took to her Instagram account earlier today to share a sneak peek into their fun-filled day with her 502,000 followers.

One of the snaps showed the couple sharing a hug as they smiled for the camera, while in the other pictures the pair could be seen posing with some of Janette’s friends and family members.

For the occasion, Janette opted for a one-piece swimsuit in blue tones, which she paired with sunglasses.

Aljaz beamed as he splashed in the water with his wife in a colourful striped swimsuit.

Janette was born in Miami, Florida, and is best known for appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Charlotte Hawkins dazzles in red as GMB host flashes the flesh in low-cut gown | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Charlotte Hawkins, 47, looked fabulous last night as she stepped out to host A Classical Gala: Celebrating Raymond Gubbay at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The Good Morning Britain star took to Instagram to share two pictures of the glamorous gown she chose for the occasion with her 243,000 followers.

The floor length dress’ top half was covered in sequins and featured a fringe on either sleeve.

The gown also boasted a keyhole cleavage and a belt cinching at her waist and was completed with a short train.

Despite having her feet covered by the dress, Charlotte showed fans her bright red stilettos as she pulled up her gown to reveal them in a mirror selfie.

The second picture showed Charlotte smiling broadly as she posed backstage inside the emblematic concert hall.

Charlotte finished off her look with a red lip and matching nails and styled her blonde tresses in loose waves.

Carol Kirkwood stuns BBC Breakfast viewers after engagement news with mystery man | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Carol Kirkwood, 59, announced the big news on BBC Breakfast after the weather forecaster left her co-stars Sally Nugent and Jon Kay speechless.

The longstanding weather host revealed she is now engaged – 14 years following her split from her first husband.

The BBC favourite recently gushed about finding love after her divorce from her ex-husband Jimmy but has kept her new romance low-key.

The on-screen star has since shared the exciting news she is set to walk down the aisle for a second time.

Dragons’ Den star Sara Davies refuses to leave £35m inheritance to her sons ‘Inclined not | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Speaking about her fortune, Sara said she told her parents she didn’t want any money from them and urged them not to leave her with an inheritance.

“I have sat down with both sets of parents and said, ‘I really want you guys to not be working to have any inheritance for us,” she said.

The Dragons’ Den star credited her mum and dad for instilling her with the right values and suggested they enjoy their own money on themselves and “extravagant holidays”.

She continued: “That is me telling the generation up, and I would like to think I will bring my kids up to want to say the same thing to me. It would be a real measure of success if the kids grew up with that attitude.