TARANTINO MAKES HIS MARK ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
A torrential downpour did not hamper director Quentin Tarantino as he left imprints of his hands and feet in cement at Hollywood's historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday.
Known for his gritty, edgy and often bloody tales of revenge in films such as Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and his most recent western, The Hateful Eight, Tarantino was bestowed the honour of leaving his mark alongside stars such as Robert de Niro, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep.
Tarantino, 52, has won two screenwriting Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, and on Tuesday was joined by actor Christoph Waltz, who won two Oscars for his roles in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Django.
ROCK HAMS IT UP IN SPOOF OF BAYWATCH'S TV INTRO
Dwayne Johnson had a whale of a time kidding around with his Baywatch co-star, model Kelly Rohrbach.
The pair play lifeguards Mitch Buchannon and C. J. Parker in the upcoming Baywatch movie adaptation, roles previously portrayed by David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.
Johnson posted a series of parody videos with his co-star on his Instagram page.
In one, he pretended to push Rohrbach into the sand while the pair ran down the beach in slow-motion, in a parody of Baywatch's iconic TV opening sequence.
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BLOOD DIAMOND'S HOUNSOU UNDER A VOODOO 'SPELL'
Blood Diamond star Djimon Hounsou is in Benin, making and starring in his own film documenting his quest to understand voodoo in this West African state where it was born, before history spread it overseas.
"The practices here are not bad and they aren't savage," said the tall 51-year-old, decrying the negative image often depicted on the silver screen of back-alley sorcerers casting malicious spells.
One classic is the 1973 James Bond film Live And Let Die, where a Caribbean dictator uses voodoo to frighten and manipulate his island.
But Hounsou said: "That concept dates back to slavery. That is why we need to clarify what defines voodoo."