The ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ hitmakers ‘ who will headline the festival in Somerset, South West England, on Saturday (25.06.11) ‘ admitted nerves are already mounting in anticipation of the event, which they believe is “the mother” of all music events.
Guitarist Jonny Buckland said: “It’s the ultimate festival, the mother of all festivals, the peak, and the one we dreamed of playing when we were kids. I’m already feeling nervous!”
Meanwhile, frontman Chris Martin compared receiving the phone call from Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis asking them to perform to being “asked to dance” by ‘Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
He joked: “It was like getting asked to dance by Robert Pattinson if you’re a young girl.”
Coldplay have performed at the festival four times previously, on smaller stages in 1999 and 2000 and headlining in 2002 and 2005.
The band will appear alongside fellow headliners Beyonce Knowles and U2 over the course of the festival and Jonny joked they are hoping the latter play a set which allows them to eclipse them in terms of performance.
He added to NME magazine: “We’re hoping they’ll do a B-sides and rarities set . with no lights. At least we’re definitely taller than U2, by about a foot.
The ‘Water for Elephants’ actor loved his early career when he had more time to relax and indulge in his favourite leisurely pursuits.
He said: “My ideal job would be one day a week. When I first started acting, I’d get one job a year that lasted three months and then I’d do nothing the rest of the time but I’d have enough money to survive.
“I’d read the papers every day, get in a lot of DVDs. That was great. I’ve got simple tastes.”
Robert also admitted he hates having to work out and does as little as possible if it isn’t necessary for a role.
Speaking of his preparations for shirtless scenes, he explained to Britain’s Elle magazine: “I’ll be going to the gym for four hours a day. I don’t eat at all except for protein shakes.
“But I don’t understand how you could maintain that all your life. After the scene’s done, I don’t work out again. It’s a ridiculous idea that you’re not a proper actor if you don’t have a six-pack.”
Aside from dating ‘Twilight Saga” co-star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson says he spends most of his spare time on his own because he has nobody to hang out with.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, the 24-year-old British actor revealed that he often has to call people and beg them to let him go out with them because he hardly ever gets invited anywhere due to his hectic career.
“I was thinking the other day that no one ever rings me up or anything,” he said. “No one ever asks me to do anything. When I’m not working, I’m one of those people who calls up their entire phone book to say, ‘Hey, what are you doing? Are you doing anything tonight? Can I go with you?’”
The actor, who met with fans Tuesday night at the London premiere of “Water for Elephants” with actress Reese Witherspoon and Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz, also admitted he dreams of entering politics in the future.
“It sounds so ridiculous for me to say I’m curious about politics and might be a politician one day. I’d love to but I wouldn’t want to be held accountable.”
The ‘Water for Elephants’ star – who was born and raised in London, England – has never met any of the monarchy, but continues to be surprised people believe that he has just because he comes from the UK.
Speaking on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Robert said: “I don’t think I’ve ever met them. I used to tell people when I came to the States that I did. They believed me!
“Five or six years ago when I first used to come to Los Angeles there weren’t many English people, now there are like a million and people still believe me.”
The 24-year-old actor continues to travel between Canada, the US and the UK for work, and manages to do so with restricted luggage – although he still loses things.
He joked: “I have three bags. Luckily I wear the same thing every single day. But I still manage to lose things.”
Robert stars alongside Reese Witherspoon in his new movie ‘Water for Elephants’ – about a man who works on a travelling circus in the US depression – but was not scared about working with any of the big animals on set because he has never been hurt by one.
He revealed: “I worked with everything, everything we could think of. I guess because I’ve never been hurt by an animal I just innately trust them. It’s completely idiotic.”
Once we got past the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly (it took some time…look at him!), we were happy to find that in addition to talking about his latest venture, “Water for Elephants,” the unfathomably fine Robert Pattinson had plenty to say about the end of the—sniff—”Twilight” era.
If fans of the series were at all worried that the undoubtedly bizarre nature of “Breaking Dawn” was going to be toned down for the next two films, RPattz all but put those fears to rest in the EW interview.
“There’s some interesting and weird stuff going on—very, very, very strange,” he said of the final installment, “It’s great. For a big mainstream movie, it’s the most obscure storyline and really outside the box. It’s a horror movie. I’ve seen a few bits, and I just can’t see how it’s going to be PG 13… unless they cut everything out.”
But, it seems like there’s definitely some scenes we’ll be wanting to keep our eyes wide open for. Robert, who said he got back in shape for “Breaking Dawn”‘s numerous shirtless scenes, revealed, “Literally one day after my last shirt-off scene I started being all [mimics eating voraciously] nom, nom, nom. And I didn’t realize I had one more [shirt-off] scene, and you can see it in one of them—I’m clearly [exaggeratedly sucks in his stomach and cheeks].”
And while we’re certainly not ready to let the many variations of shirtless Rob and the franchise go, it seems like he is—terrible pun alert!—ready to sink his teeth into new things. “I literally feel like we’ve been doing it my whole life,” the 24-year-old said with a laugh regarding making the “Twilight” films.
But there’s one aspect in particular Robert is most ready to big adieu to: those piercing contacts he wears in order to play Edward Cullen!
“Those contacts…My God, I’ll be glad to see the last of those,” he said, “I actually want to get some kind of plastic explosive. I want to reanimate them into something so I can kill them. It’s embarrassing for me—after so many years, it’s still a process every single morning. Everybody else has figured out how to do it, and then there’s two people holding me down because I can’t do it myself.” Uh, where do we sign up for that job?
Still, Robert, who will jump right back into “Water for Elephants” press tours as soon as “Breaking Dawn” wraps, wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to starring in another franchise like “Twilight” or “Harry Potter,” but only under certain conditions.
“I would [do another],” he said, “But I’d want to have more input. The only horrible thing about being part of a franchise..well, not horrible..no, it is horrible…is that the bigger and bigger you get, it’s quite difficult to break out of stuff. When you’ve been playing the same part, you can’t suddenly start playing it differently. It takes away a little bit of the creative kind of..urge.”
But before Robert, who is also in the midst on working on diverse projects such as “Bel Ami” and “Cosmopolis,” thinks about taking on another big screen adaptation, it seems like he’s got his sights set on an even riskier venture: comedy!
While he joked that his “agents will never let me do them,” the actor, who said he’s read a few comedic scripts, still seems ready to take on the opportunities if they were to come his way. “Comedy is scary,” he admitted, later adding, “That’s why I kind of wanted to do it. I think that’s the only way to do it: You gotta be like, “Okay, I’m going to jump off the moon.”
Top 10 Celebrities You Love to Hate for 2010. Celebrity It’s “Tik Tok” on the clock for most of the stars who were voted onto the list of the Top 10 Celebrities You Love to Hate for 2010. You are calling for the end of most of their 15 minutes of fame, with many voters even noted they didn’t love to hate them, they just do. You can’t win ‘em all, so after hundreds of votes, here’s the list of the Top 10 Celebrities You Love to Hate for 2010.
Top 10 Celebrities You Love to Hate for 2010
10. Kristen Stewart
The “Twilight” star stole the heart of Taylor Lautner on-screen and Robert Pattinson both on-and-off screen, which is enough to hate any girl. But it’s usually her stuttering, tic-filled acting that gets under people’s skin.
9. Heidi Montag
Ten plastic surgeries and plenty of financial woes later, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s 15 minutes are definitely up. The first four episodes of the final season of “The Hills” with their presence after Pratt threatened to kill a producer, showing just how out of touch with reality and reality television they are.
8. Miley Cyrus
The hot pants-wearing, bong-smoking Miley Cyrus isn’t the girl we all fell in love with, leading many to think maybe she should be tamed.
7. Mel Gibson
Should have been George Cloony.
Apparently Mel Gibson’s racist, misogynist, hate-filled recordings were somehow less offensive than Ke$ha’s music.
5. Kate Gosselin
Well, somebody’s buying the tabloids with her on the cover. Between her stints on “Dancing with the Stars,” the now Jon-less “Kate Plus 8” and every other media she tries to infiltrate, people would be much happier if everything was minus Kate.
4. The Palins
Apparently TLC isn’t getting the memo, offering the Palins their own reality series (they also air “Kate Plus 8”). After Bristol’s “Dancing with the Stars” stint caused death threats, Willow made news for homophobic comments on Facebook, and Sarah’s laughable Palinisms, they’ve pretty much ensured they won’t be the First Family of anything.
3. Lady Gaga
Somewhere between soaking her performances in blood and wearing that meat dress, Gaga turned off just about everyone who’s not a self-proclaimed “little monster.” She’ll get a chance at redemption next year when she’s born again as an artist with her new album “Born This Way.”
2. Perez Hilton
How Perez Hilton manages to maintain his position as one of Hollywood’s Most Hated is beyond us, but it’s a testament to his mass un-appeal. After promising Ellen DeGeneres to stop bullying this year, let’s see how people take to the softer side of Perez.
1. The Kardashians
The First Family of reality television has built an empire based on nothing. Besides hit show after hit show on E!, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have been busy branding their names on everything from diet pills to a failed credit card. Kim even recently added an appearance to open new bathrooms near Times Square as part of her media tour. Our readers find the Kardashians overexposed, overpaid, and overdone, and they’re the #1 celebrities they love to hate for 2010. Are we all just jealous? There may be that, too.
Harry Potter Kids Are The Richest British Celebs Under 30. The three main “Harry Potter” stars are the richest kids in England, according to a celebrity magazine. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint take the top spots in the list of the wealthiest British stars under 30. 21-year-old Radcliffe, who stars as the titular boy wizard in the multi-billion film franchise, is at the top spot of Heat magazine’s “rich list” with an estimated 45.7 million pounds, or approximately $71 million. Watson, 20, and Grint, 22, who play Harry’s best friends Hermione and Ron, are at third and fourth places, with 20.6 million pounds and 19 million pounds [$32 million and $29.5 million] respectively. The only non-wizard star who got between the “Harry Potter” stars in the list is Keira Knightley, who is estimated to be worth 30.1 million pounds [$46.8 million]. “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson rounds up the top 5 of the list, which only considered famous names.
Heat magazine’s Top 10 Wealthiest British Stars Under 30 (earnings in dollars):
1.Daniel Radcliffe, 21 – $71 million
2.Keira Knightley, 25 – $46.8 million
3.Emma Watson, 20 – $32 million
4.Rupert Grint, 22 – $29.5 million
5.Robert Pattinson, 24 – $28.7 million
6.Leona Lewis, 25 – $19.4 million
7.Charlotte Church, 24 – $16 million
8.Katie Melua, 26 – $15.7 million
9.Katherine Jenkins, 30 – $15 million
10.Coleen Rooney, 24 – $14 million
Robert Pattinson Turns Down Offer To Be Face Of Burberry. Robert Pattinson reportedly declined a 1 million pound offer to be the new face of Burberry. When asked why he was denying the offer, Pattinson said “I’m an actor, not a model.” London’s Mirror newspaper reported this past weekend that the actor was asked to follow in the footsteps of his “Harry Potter” co-star Emma Watson to be the label’s new campaign star. However, he turned the job down to focus strictly on his acting career. The source added: “As far as Robert sees things he’s an actor by trade and that’s his art. He doesn’t want to start becoming a brand or anything. Burberry really hoped Robert would do it. They know he wears Burberry occasionally and he’s met Christopher Bailey – the chief creative officer and the team before. They only wanted him. Robert’s look would have been perfect so they’re back to square one.” Pattinson is currently filming the final film in the Twilight series, “Breaking Dawn,” in Brazil.
Cheryl Cole has been immortalised in wax. The British singer is the latest star to be honoured with her own replica figure by famous museum Madame Tussauds and she unveiled her double in London yesterday in front of a host of fans. As she was introduced to her model doppelganger, Cheryl said: ‘ can’t explain how strange it is! It will take a little while to take in!’ The waxwork reflects Cheryl’s glamorous look and is styled in a specially created scarlet floor-length Jean-Paul Gaultier dress with killer heels. The model also has the 27-year-old pop star’s trademark flowing locks and can be seen posing with hands on hips. The new £150,000 wax figure can be found in the A-list party area which includes doubles of Dame Helen Mirren, Robert Pattinson and Russell Brand. Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds, said: ‘As the reaction of the public here today confirms, Cheryl is one of Britain’s hottest celebrities and we’re delighted to welcome her to Madame Tussauds London. We’ve been inundated with requests to feature her figure in the attraction and we expect it to quickly become one of the most popular here. Like the real Ms Cole, the figure is a knock out and will fit in perfectly with the glamorous line-up of stars in our A-List party area.’
Patti Stanger Wants To Set Up Betty White On “Millionaire Matchmaker”. Patti Stanger is back with a new season of her show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Set in New York City, she’s been busy working with NYC millionaires, but she’d love to work with other single celebrities, especially Betty White. Responding to White’s recent request for a man, Stanger told our source who she’d set the “Golden Girls” actress up with. “Twilight” actor Robert Pattinson, who reportedly called White “one of the sexiest women alive,” was her first choice. Stanger also suggested 84-year-old actor and comedian Mel Brooks, telling our source, “Betty and Mel would laugh all the way to heaven!” She added Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner — if he dated anyone his own age — and former “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker would be good matches for White. “(Barker and White) are both animal lovers, huge animal lovers. They would bond over that.” “The Millionaire Matchmaker” premieres on Bravo today, and the cast moved from sunny California to the fast-paced Big Apple. Back in March, the New York Daily News reported that Stanger hired Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment to cast her show’s fourth season, and a source close to the company said that a plethora of “society types, hedge-fund guys and even a couple of hot-spot club owners” have applied to get in on the action. Watch the show’s premiere today to see what the upcoming season of “Matchmaker” holds.