John Wayne heartbreak after pleading for one last film before death: ‘Hope to hell I do’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

John Wayne is back on screens as BBC iPlayer continues to stream the western drama She Wore a Yellow Ribbon — which had a then-recording breaking budget of $1.6million (£1.3million) — the second film in director John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy. The 1949 film stars Wayne as a US officer who is carrying out his final duty before retirement, taking two women to a stagecoach. Wayne’s Hollywood credentials were already universally known, and throughout his career the legend would go on to star in more than 150 films and TV productions.

The crowning moment in his acting life came in 1970, when he earned his only Academy Award for Best Actor, as a result of his role in True Grit.

But one project that sadly never made it to life was Beau John, a film Wayne hoped would be his last.

Author Scott Eyman, who wrote ‘John Wayne: The Life and Legend’, discussed what Wayne wanted the project to be like, as well as the confession he made before he sadly passed away.

Eyman noted that Wayne’s wish was made at the end of 1978, just under a year before the western icon died in June.

Wayne reportedly felt directionless without any film work as he’d spent the last years in recovery with health issues as opposed to being behind the camera.

That year, Wayne received the Utah Film Festival’s John Ford Medallion, though he was unable to travel due to his health.

Instead, friend and director Peter Bogdanovich went to accept the award on his behalf, and when the pair were reunited Wayne asked if he’d consider the film he proposed.

Bogdanovich said: “It’s kind of a half-western thing, it’s not cowboys and Indians, you know, it’s — oh, the humour and the wonderful relationship between this grandfather and the son and the son-in-law and the grandson.

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But sadly for Wayne, he died before anything could be done to start the movie.

Howard added: “It never got past the verbal stage.

“And at that point, he was showing signs of not being well. I was a little doubtful.”

Wayne passed away in 1979 as a result of stomach cancer, and was buried in the Pacific View Memorial Park Cemetery in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach.

His legacy was secured when the American Film Institute chose him as one of the greatest male stars of classic American cinema.

He was among a select group of stars who managed to negotiate their way from the silent film era of the Twenties, into the talkies that followed.

He had seven children in total, and was married three times.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Harry Kane fortune: Eye-watering amount England hero is REALLY worth | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 28-year-old was once again England’s saviour on Tuesday night when he converted a late penalty against Germany, ensuring his side claimed a point in their latest UEFA Nations League match. A draw against their old enemy means England remain bottom of their group, following their loss to Hungary last week, and Italy securing a victory and a draw in their two games. For Kane, the goal saw him pull one goal clear of Sir Bobby Charlton, who had been England’s highest goalscorer for decades until Wayne Rooney surpassed the World Cup winner.

Kane, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, is likely to pass Rooney this year, with England still to play a number of fixtures, and a World Cup before 2022 ends.

And while his exploits on the pitch are often highly regarded, Kane’s wealth is not.

According to Wealthy Gorilla, Kane is now worth an incredible £40million.

The majority of his wealth has come as a result of the lucrative contracts he has continually signed with Tottenham.

Since making his debut for Tottenham in 2011, Kane has won three Premier League Golden Boots, for being the division’s highest goal scorer.

This drew comparisons with French legend Thierry Henry, who he mirrored in the 2020/21 season when he clinched the Golden Boot and best player awards.

In 2018, Kane signed a five-year deal with Tottenham, which meant the striker earned around £200,000 per week.

This means his annual income is around £10.4million each, and a report by Spanish newspaper Marca noted that his personal investments were now worth around £13.6m.

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Led by new boss Antonio Conte, Tottenham secured fourth place in the Premier League, and with it qualification to Europe’s biggest competition, the Champions League.

The Evening Standard claims this could mean he even signs another long-term deal with Tottenham.

Kane discussed how well his new boss has settled into life in North London.

He told FourFourTwo this year: “Antonio is a really good manager and I’m really enjoying working with him.

“He just brings a real passion, an energy, a real enthusiasm to training and games, and just makes you want to work.

“You want to work hard for him, you want to run for him.”

He added: “He’s won everywhere he’s gone, so you respect him a lot, and I’m just enjoying it.

“I’ve worked with some great managers and he’s another one.

“I feel like my game’s improving under him. Hopefully it continues.”

England next play on Saturday, when they take on Italy at Wembley, in a repeat of last year’s Euro 2020 final.

Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen reacts to kids being ‘media trained’ after sassy retort | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The shepherdess previously came under fire from Unite after an episode of Our Yorkshire Farm saw her children, among other things, driving quad bikes without helmets and trailers without guardrails.

Amanda is also an author, photographer, newspaper columnist and public speaker.

She has written Sunday Times bestseller The Yorkshire Shepherdess, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and The Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess.

Our Yorkshire Farm is available to watch on My5.

‘It’s carnage’ John Barrowman’s horror as star caught up in Berlin crash as one person kil | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

In view of his 503, 000 followers, the former Dancing On Ice judge shared a candid video taking at the scene of the incident.

He captioned the post: “Update from the horrible situation in Berlin…We are ok. Jb.”

“It’s really pretty bad guys,” John said in a clip uploaded to Twitter. “Over where we are here, there’s a lot of police, a dead body in the middle of the road.”

John went on to describe what he saw, explaining: “If I’m pointing to you from the road, up there, the car came down onto the pavement, we had dinner in that restaurant last night, the car came down onto the pavement and has some onto the road over there, has hit somebody and then has gone down the road and has come back onto the pavement down that way, and come back onto the pavement and gone through a bunch of people, gone through the photograph I posted of a cafe and right into a storefront window.”

‘So much pain!’ Strictly’s Gorka supported by Gemma Atkinson as he’s forced to exit show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez has been forced to withdraw from the Strictly Presents tour due to a serious injury that has left him struggling to walk. The star’s wife-to-be Gemma Atkinson has sent her fiancé her love, as she informed fans he was in “so much pain”.

“I am so sad to announce that, following medical advice, I have to withdraw from the ‘Strictly Presents’ tour,” Gorka shared on Instagram.

“During the ‘Strictly Professionals’ tour I suffered an injury that, with treatment and care, let me carry on through the last few weeks of the tour.

“Unfortunately last week I had a flair up of my injury causing me a lot of pain and problems, even to walk. 

“Following the advise from doctors and physios, I have had to stop my involvement in this new tour.

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“Proud of him for getting through it. Now, on the advice of doctors and physios, it’s rest and rehab ready for Strictly 2022!”

Strictly Come Dancing Live also put out a statement about Gorka’s sudden show exit. 

They wrote: “We are sad to announce that Gorka Marquez has had to withdraw from the upcoming ‘Strictly Presents: Keeeep Dancing’ UK Tour due to injury.”

They then went on to reveal South African Latin Champion Cameron Lombard would be stepping in to replace him.

“However, we are pleased to confirm that Strictly Dancer Cameron Lombard will join the cast!” they continued. 

Cameron Lombard said: “It’s a real thrill for me to be joining this new Strictly tour. ‘Keeeep Dancing’ is all about giving the audiences a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the TV show – I know they are going to love it!  

“We will all miss Gorka on the road with us. I’m sending him my very best for a speedy recovery.”


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‘Made me f**king miserable!’ Rebekah Vardy slated by co-star Iain Lee after Wagatha trial | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


Rebekah vehemently denied bullying claims that were made during the 2017 series in scenes from I’m A Celebrity’s Coming Out show.

When a phone call to her management team revealed she’d been accused of ganging up against him, she was brought to tears in the arms of her father. 

Surprised, she said: “You know what, I was the one that was being the most supportive of him. A bully? I’ve never been a bully in my whole entire life.”

The Dancing On Ice star recently faced off against Coleen in a court case that saw the former accuse the latter of defamation. 

This comes after Coleen claimed Rebekah’s Instagram account had been leaking personal stories about her to the press. 

The bombshell accusations were made in the now-infamous ‘Wagatha Christie’ post made by Coleen back in October 2019.

Priyanka Chopra puts cleavage on full display in dramatic frilled plunging gown in Paris | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The star wore a plunging black gown with a white, fanned out ruffle detail that furled around her hourglass figure. 

Priyanka stunned in the skintight ensemble, accessorising with an ornate, emerald necklace. 

She wore her hair in an elegant updo, allowing some strands to fall across her face. 

The actress, who welcomed a baby girl via surrogate with her husband Nick Jonas earlier this year, opted for a soft, smokey eye makeup look, and could be seen blowing kisses to the public as she made her way out to the car.

Jurassic Park child star Ariana Richards looks totally different 30 years since film debut | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Ariana Richards, who starred in Jurassic Park as a child, attended the premiere of the latest installment of the movie’s dinosaur saga.

The 42-year-old wowed fans as she made a surprise appearance at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday.

The actress looked chic in a dark blue denim suit as she walked the grey carpet at the Jurassic World: Dominion premiere.

Ariana kept her blonde tresses straight as she rocked light makeup to accentuate her features.

The on-screen star kept her look simple as she sported open-toe heels accompanied with a clutch bag.

The new flick, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, is set to be released today.

To celebrate, Ariana was invited to the star-studded bash, as she posed cheekily in the mouth of a model T-Rex, and smiled for the cameras.

The actress played teenager Lex in the original movie.

Fans were stunned to see Ariana almost 30 years after she made her debut as the tech-savvy teenager Lex Murphy in the original 1993 film.

She shot to superstardom when she landed the role in director Steven Spielberg’s first film in the dinosaur saga, playing the granddaughter of John Hammond, who created the fictional park.

Julia Fox goes braless in skintight gown as she wows with bleached eyebrows transformation | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Julia turned heads as she arrived at the store opening of Jonathan Simkhai in Soho, New York yesterday evening.

The star didn’t shy away from the flashing cameras as she flaunted her curves in a low-cut gown. 

The skintight white dress hugged her curves and fell down to below the knee, while she accessorised with some black stiletto boots. 

She layered the outfit with a long, black leather duster jacket. 

However, the stars of the show were her eyebrows, which she had bleached white-blonde and accentuated with bold, black eye makeup.

Charley Webb returns to work five months after Debbie Dingle star quit Emmerdale | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kris captioned the post: “Making a brew with @miss_charleywebb.”

The move comes months after the Debbie Dingle actress confirmed her departure from Emmerdale after almost two decades.

Over the top of a picture of her, husband Matthew and their three kids, she wrote: “This is always my most asked question but I’ve never answered it before because I’ve never wanted to make a big deal of it.

“I left to have Ace 2 years ago. I went back at the end of last year for 10 weeks to complete a storyline.