The #IceBucketChallenge is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for research for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Celebrities in sport and entertainment, as well as every day folks, have been posting videos of themselves being doused in buckets of ice water for the past few weeks. Russell was challenged by Ricky Gervais. You can hear Russell thank him for it on this video posted to twitter, and extend the challenge to Hugh Jackman, Alan Doyle and Scott Grimes.
News continues to be nearly nonexistant and we hope that Russell is enjoying time with his family and putting the finishing touches on The Water Diviner, can’t wait for that. A couple little mentions popped up:
The Brisbane Times has a piece on family road trips in Australia with a mention:
Bless Russell Crowe. He bought the old Nymboida Coaching Station Inn, revived a piece of Australia’s past, kept bar and meal prices reasonable, popped a shower and change table in the ladies’ bathroom and opened a museum next door. As the only watering hole on the stretch of road from Armidale to Grafton, the inn is both pit-stop and public service. … Crowe is selling the inn (but keeping the museum).
and another bit about preserving the ecosystem of the Conflict Islands which mentions Russell but is really more about Ben Stiller staying at Russell’s house and answering the door.
HD Report has a run down on where to buy and which store has what special package, more at the link.
Best Buy has an exclusive Noah edition in SteelBook packaging that comes with a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Copy via both UltraViolet and iTunes. The edition, with a list price of $26.99, only appears to be exclusive in its packaging.
Target has an exclusive Blu-ray edition in wood packaging (which is quite fitting considering the topic of the film). The edition from Target includes a Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy (UltraViolet/iTunes) and Bonus Blu-ray Disc. The edition has a list-price of $22.99.
And, a Walmart exclusive with Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy includes a 12-track music CD with music inspired by the film from top Christian artists such as For King & Country, Chris August, and Jason Castro. MSRP of the edition is $39.99.
Here’s another clip from the Noah BluRay. Can’t embed it, so click on the photo below to visit USAToday:
There’s a featurette about the animatronic animals in Noah at CraveOnline -
Variety has the details. Warner Brothers has acquired the North American Rights and the buzz is now that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have signed on for the 1970′s cop drama. The script is by the team that delivered the Lethal Weapon series.
The official video for Marcia Hines’ duet Remedy with Russell is on youtube. Wish there was as much of Russell in the video as there is in the song.
From Marcia Hines’ Facebook page: As some of you may know, Russell Crowe and I shot a video for our single, ‘Remedy’. I’m pleased to announce that it is going to be released VERY soon so stay tuned for more info!
Chris Morrow’s store and museum Bicycle Heaven is being considered for the backdrop of a reality show and a write up in the Pittsburgh Tribune has this mention of Russell:
Morrow lent bikes to film sets, including “A Beautiful Mind” and “Fathers and Daughters,” both starring Russell Crowe, who dropped by the museum last month.
Update – Getty Images has 3 angles of Russell taking basically one step at LAX and more images at Zimbio and Rex. A profile of smiling Russell and Dani at Herald Sun.
Mail online has photos of Russell, Danielle, Charlie and Tenny at LAX today (Thursday). Tenny appears to be hiding from the cameras – just one reason we won’t be posting those photos here but you can see them at the link if you want. The Daily Mail clearly has no idea why they are in Los Angeles as they make the bag Dani is carrying from the Beverly Hills Hotel the story. We don’t know the reason either, but hope it is somehow related to Russell finishing or promoting The Water Diviner along with something fun with the boys.