Peter Sarsgaard Joins The Magnificent Seven Remake Cast

Peter Sarsgaard to join The Magnificent Seven. The Garden State star and The Man in the Iron Mask actor, who played Raoul, the ill-fated son of Athos will now be a villain in the Director Antoine Fuqua upcoming movie remake. Variety has reported that Sarsgaard has signed up and he will play the story’s chief antagonist. Joining Sarsgaard will be Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke, Wagner Moura, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Bomer and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Originally drafted by “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto (since rewritten by The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hancock), The Magnificent Seven will remake the 1960 film directed by John Sturges that itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai. Sturges’ version starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. It led to a number of sequels as well as a CBS television series.

The new film is said to feature a victimized mining town, taken over by a gold baron (Sarsgaard), rather than the Mexican village of the original.

Sarsgaard is from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, the son of an Air Force engineer and later worked for Monsanto and IBM. Sarsgaard served as an altar boy and once wanted to become a soccer player and took up ballet to help improve his coordination.

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Alexander McQueen Made Previous Suicide Attempts Before His Death

Alexander McQueen made some previous suicide attempts. Well, this is according to his older sister Janet, she is claiming that the British fashion designer and couturier known for his work as chief designer at Givenchy did make a number attempts in taking his own life.

The late fashion designer’s sibling has claimed that a number of people close to Alexander knew of his previous suicide attempts before he ultimately killed himself in February 2010, but his family were kept in the dark about his state of mind and she feels as though those individuals let him down.

In an interview with The Times newspaper, she said:

”People knew his state of mind and his family didn’t … other people did know. They knew about the other suicide attempts. We didn’t. We knew he took cocaine, but when we approached him he’d say, ‘You don’t understand. There’s such pressure. I need to relax.”’

Janet insists she and the rest of the family, including his other two sisters, would have done everything they could to help Alexander if they knew how unhappy he was at the time of his death.

She said:

”If we’d known the extent of it, we would have been bashing down doors, but we didn’t. We all spoke to (Alexander) about the drugs, but he was a man in his late thirties. It didn’t matter what we said.”

The East London native was just forty years old at the time of his death, as he committed suicide just one day before his mother Joyce’s funeral and nine days after she had died from cancer at the age of seventy-five, such as sad story.

Janet claims she and the rest of Alexander’s family are not allowed any input into the Alexander McQueen brand, but she appreciates the efforts of Sarah Burton – the label’s creative director – to keep them involved.

She said:

”We’re not included at all. In fact, I think I’m enemy number one with all of them … but throughout all this, the one person that wanted to keep us on board was Sarah.”

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Sam Smith’s Underwent Successful Vocal Cord Microsurgery

Sam Smith‘s surgery was a success. Smith is an English singer and he rose to fame when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch” had a hemorrhaged vocal cords operation. Just last month he had no choice but put a halt to his Australian shows and putting his recording album on hold, well now the expectation is that he will make a full recovery. He had the surgery done on Thursday, May 14, 205 in Boston.

In a statement, Massachusetts General Hospital, which treated the British star, said:

“Sam Smith underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Steven Zeitels, MD, to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding). This condition is the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture and prevent vocal performance.

“Sam came to Boston to consult and undergo corrective voice surgery with Zeitels, the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Centre. Zeitels, who is also the Eugene B. Casey Professor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered many vocal cord surgery procedures for benign and malignant problems including the use of specialized lasers to stop vocal cord bleeding in singers. He has performed this unique procedure for many vocalists – including Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie, and Adele – allowing them to return to full performance. Similarly, Zeitels expects Sam to make a full recovery from his laser microsurgery.”

The twenty-three-year-old, who just celebrated a birthday explained to his fans that he would not be able to speak for three weeks following the procedure.

In a post on Instagram, he wrote:

“Enjoying my last day of speaking. After today no speaking for three weeks. So if you see me on the streets sorry if you think I’m a d***head and can’t say hello. Also gonna be silent for my birthday. Sounds fun aye? (sic)”

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Eastenders Longtime Star June Brown Sight Is Almost Gone

June Brown is going blind. Known as an English actress, best known for her role as Dot Cotton in the long-running soap opera EastEnders for thirty years reveals although her sight is on the verge of going, she has no choice but to work because of a financial crisis. The eighty-three-year-old, who also starred in Doctor Who and Now and Then says that her sight is really poor and the vision in one of her eyes is so poor,

that the vision in one eye is sometimes reduced to looking like the cross-hairs of a rifle.

June said:

“I see things in my eyes now. My eyes are not very good. In the left occasionally I do get this small circle with what looks like cross-wires. I do pray about my sight – maybe it will return.”

June went on to reveal that the financial crisis has dramatically affected her pension plans, and she’s worried about “being poor when I’m old”.

In a BBC Radio 4 interview, she said:

“You might laugh at that and think ‘she’ll never be poor when she’s old’ but I’ve not squirreled away lots of money. I’ve had two pensions each that have gone down by 50%.”‘

Also tonight’s Eastenders episode, May 18. 2015, Brown’S character Dot,

will receive her verdict, having been charged with murdering her evil son Nick Cotton.

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Rob Kardashian Has Lead Tribute To Tragic Rapper Chinx

Rob Kardashian leads tributes to late rapper Chinx. Kardashian is a television personality and businessman and he to the rapper who said was shot down because of a drive-by shooting which happened in Queens,,New York on May 17, 2015 early in the morning around four a.m. The Dancing with the Stars contestant, twenty-eight years old went on a social media site today following the tragic death of the thirty-one-year-old, real named Lionel Pickens. He was a member of group Coke Boys with French Montana, whose ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is Rob’s sister, that is the connection.

Rob wrote:

”Rest in peace Chinx ,,,, gone way too soon.”

He later added:

”Another brother gone without reaching his full potential :( .(sic)”

Chinx was said to be driving a silver porsche at the time with a 27-year-old passenger who was shot twice in the back and is now being treating in hospital.

The star’s management confirmed the news of his passing on Instagram writing:

”It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens this morning. He was 31.”

Rappers Sway Calloway and Tony Yayo also paid their respects to the star on Twitter.

Tony, 37, wrote:

”Rip Chinx gone but not forgotten.”

While Sway, 44, said:

”We want to send our condolences to the family of Chinx. He was always real with me and excited about what was next with his music. #RIPChinx.”

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George Harrison’s Guitar Fetches Almost Half A Million

George Harrison‘s guitar has sold for $490k. The late English multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles went for that much at an auction. The music instrument was the one the musician played during the days of the Beatles popular days sold at New York’s Julien’s Auctions getting almost a half a million dollars, this is reported by the New York Daily News. Harrison died at the age of fifty-eight because of lung cancer.

It had been  borrowed the Mastersound electric guitar from a music store and played it on stage in England and the Channel Islands during the summer of 1963.

It was sold on Friday (15.05.15) to an anonymous bidder having previously been on display at the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.

Other items offered during the two-day rock memorabilia sale included a penguin suit sported by Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in 1975 which went for $122,000, Jimi Hendrix‘s vest which was sold for $59,000 and a t-shirt once worn by Madonna which went for $25,000.

Elvis’ marriage certificate from his wedding to Priscilla Presley also went under the hammer and fetched $40,000.

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