On This Day — April 9th

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April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Tuesday or Wednesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Friday or Sunday (56).

Events

1388 – Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.

1413 – Henry V is crowned King of England.

1866 – The Civil Rights Act of 1866, the United States’ first federal law to affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law, was enacted.

1940 – During the German invasion of Norway, Vidkun Quisling seized control of the government in a Nazi-backed coup d’état.

1948 – Fighters from the Zionist paramilitary groups Irgun and Lehi attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.

2003 – Invasion of Iraq: Coalition forces captured Baghdad and the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square was toppled.

Celebrity Birthdays

The Neon Demon’s Elle Faning turns 20

Twilight’s Kristen Stewart turns 28

Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon turns 52

Talk show host Joe Scarborough turns 55

Actor Dennis Quaid turns 64

 

TGL Round-Up: Selena Gomez Joins New Woody Allen Movie, Bill Murray Sobs at Groundhog Broadway Show, Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dating Darren Aronofsky

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Selena Gomez has joined the cast of Woody Allen’s new movie, the filmmaker has announced.

Gomez joins Elle Fanning and Timothee Chalamet in the untitled project, which remains shrouded in secrecy.

Amazon Studios will produce the movie.


Bill Murray was seen ‘visibly sobbing’ at the the Groundhog Day Broadway show, the New York Times report.

After the show ended, he joined the cast backstage to offer his congratulations.

“As actors, I can’t respect enough how disciplined you are and how serving you are of the process,” he said. “There’s nothing worse than seeing someone that’s out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other.”

Murray starred in the movie in which the show is based.


Jennifer Lawrence is talking about her secretive relationship with the director Darren Aronofsky in a new interview with Vogue.

“We had energy,” Lawrence says of meeting Aronofsky on the set of their upcoming film mother!, which he directed and she stars in. “I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me.”

“I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused,” she says. “And I’m never confused with him.”

The two began dating in September shortly after wrapping mother!.

The Beguiled remake in the works with Nicole Kidman

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Clint Eastwood starred in The Beguiled back in 1971, but the legendary picture is getting a 2017 remake, according to Tracking Board. Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Nicole Kidman in the lead female part with Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst ‘in’ for supporting, the flick is currently on the look-out for its leading man and they’re said to be seeking a ‘Chris Pratt’ type for it.

No word on Eastwood’s thoughts as of yet.

 

Nicole Kidman Starts How to Talk to Girls at Parties

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She’s a regular glamour puss amongst Hollywood’s elite, but in How to Talk to Girls at Parties Nicole Kidman will be glam-pop amongst aliens. Kidman, 48, sports a shockingly retro look on set of the alien-themed movie, where she’ll be portraying a rock band manager in the 70s.

John Cameron Mitchell, director of Kidman’s 2011 Academy Award-nominated Rabbit Hole, will helm How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Kidman will be filming for 9 days through December.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties is expected to be arriving on Earth in 2016, and stars Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas and Nicole Kidman in its principal roles.