CELEB GOSS: Hugh Jackman was warned against Wolverine

Hugh Jackman was warned against Wolverine

Hugh Jackman. Picture: NINO MUNOZ

Hugh Jackman. Picture: NINO MUNOZ

Actor Hugh Jackman’s wife warned him against taking the biggest role of his career in the X-Men movie franchise - because she thought the idea of her husband playing Wolverine on screen it was ‘‘ridiculous’’.

The Hollywood hunk has appeared as the hirsute, clawed mutant in all of the blockbuster superhero film instalments, including 2014’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but he admits his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, initially urged the star to decline the role.

‘‘She read three pages and was like, ’You got claws coming out of you hands? This is ridiculous. Don’t do it’, Jackman tells Vulture magazine.

The actor’s role in the franchise has earned him millions of dollars and Furness has since revealed she is glad her husband took the role.


Kim and Kanye wed in Florence

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have said ‘‘I do’’ in the Italian city of Florence.    

The pair tied the knot at Renaissance fortress Fort di Belvedere in front of family and friends.    

Media reports say Kardashian’s stepfather Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle, and Andrea Bocelli and John Legend sang at the reception.

The ceremony capped off a weekend of celebrations - including a pre-wedding dinner at the Palace of Versailles.


I’m not Brynne 2.0: Gabi Grecko

Geoffrey Edelsten’s new squeeze Gabi Grecko says she isn’t ‘‘Brynne 2.0’’.

The 24-year-old model is sick of the comparison and has been unfairly slammed for her relationship, she told KIIS FM on Monday.

‘‘I can’t believe that the people of Australia think I’m the bad guy and Brynne is just this sweet person,’’ she said.‘‘I’ve been getting hate and hate and hate.

‘‘Listen, I’m not Brynne 2.0.’’Grecko said from the ‘‘horrible’’ stories her 71-year-old beau told her, his ex-wife had been unaffectionate and exploitative.‘‘I just heard that she would ... let the dog sleep on his side of the bed,’’ she said.

‘‘So he had to sleep on the couch night after night.’’But she denied she was picking a public fight with Brynne.‘‘I just had so much anger towards this person because I really cared about Geoffrey,’’ she explained.

Grecko said she and Geoffrey didn’t want any ‘‘drama’’ and didn’t seek the limelight.The new couple caused a stir when they attended Tom Hafey’s memorial service last week, with Grecko standing out in a low-cut corset top.

Meanwhile, Brynne has penned an open letter to New Idea accusing them both of being ‘‘obsessed’’ with her.Grecko has denied her tryst with Edelsten is a ploy to generate interest in Brynne’s reality show, My Bedazzled Life.


5SOS’ Ashton dating Harry Styles’ sister?

Five Seconds of Summer. Picture: SAHLAN HAYES

Five Seconds of Summer. Picture: SAHLAN HAYES

5SOS heartthrob Ashton Irwin is reportedly dating Harry Styles’ older sister.

A picture of the two reportedly leaving a hotel in Dublin together hit the web on Monday.

In it, Irwin and a woman said to be Gemma Styles be seen walking in front of Styles, who is carrying a large overnight bag.

Diehard 5SOS fans have taken to Twitter both to mourn and welcome the union, which has been rumoured since earlier in the year.‘‘If they are together, it means that he lied,’’ one tweeted.

‘‘That just makes me more sad than anything else.’’

Some fans have also been circulating a video on Instagram, supposedly of the pair walking into the hotel together the night before.While they’re yet to confirm they are a couple, Irwin and Styles have earnt a nickname already - Gashton.


Katy Perry wraps up Big Weekend

Katy Perry has brought the celebrations for the Big Weekend music festival to an end, with acts praising the Glasgow crowd for creating an incredible atmosphere.

Some of the biggest names in music took to the stage over the weekend-long event operated by BBC Radio 1.Coldplay, One Direction, Calvin Harris and Kings of Leon were among the acts who entertained the crowds at Glasgow Green.

Kings Of Leon opened the final day performing favourites such as Use Somebody and Sex On Fire, with an impromptu appearance by Coldplay’s Chris Martin joining the band on guitar.

Also on the main stage over the weekend were Paolo Nutini, The Vamps, Jake Bugg and John Newman.Rita Ora, Lily Allen, Bastille, Pharell Williams, Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and Tinie Tempah completed the line-up.

Up to 50,000 people attended the free music festival over two days, with other performances on the In New Music We Trust stage coming from a number of acts, including Kasabian, Klaxons, Twin Atlantic and Sam Smith.

‘‘This venue in particular has a kind of amphitheatre around the main stage so it feels quite intimate for the artists,’’ Jason Carter, head of popular music, live music and events at the BBC, said.



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