11 Updates
Hugh Jackman inspired by his father

Hugh Jackman inspired by his father

Feb 14 2013, 11:24am CST | by

Hugh Jackman's father is his hero. The 44-year-old Australian actor is driven by his dad's strength and commitment to raising five children alone after his mother walked out on them to start a new...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Hugh Jackman inspired by his father

Feb 14 2013, 11:24am CST | by

Hugh Jackman's father is his hero.

The 44-year-old Australian actor is driven by his dad's strength and commitment to raising five children alone after his mother walked out on them to start a new life in England when Hugh was just eight years old.

He explained: "My dad went off to England to bring her back, but by this point she was married to someone else, with a kid. It was really complicated. So when Dad arrived back - not three weeks later, as planned, but five days later - I just knew. I was old enough to go, 'This is not happening.'

"My father could only come to one [school sports] game a year because he had five kids, and on Saturday he had to shop. If my father was there, it would be 50 percent greater. Having his approval is something that still drives me."

Hugh - who has adopted children Oscar, 12, and Ava, seven, with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness - says he chose to devote himself to his father's conservative Protestant church as a teenager and although he is no longer particularly religious, he is grateful for the safe haven it offered him from his family troubles.

The 'Les Miserables' star added in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: "I was involved with so many things in the church. It was my social group. It was where I met girls. It was sort of my life out of school. Then around 16 or 17, I started questioning. 'How come all these nonbelievers are going to hell?' "

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
Update
11

5 days ago

Nick Cannon to Recur on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'!

Oct 14 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Nick Cannon just landed a recurring role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine – find out the details – Entertainment Weekly Lindsay Lohan is making her Speed-the-Plow writer proud – Gossip Cop Are Zac Efron and Sami Miro really dating? – Just Jared Jr Seth Rogen confronted the man who cancelled Freaks & Geeks – Huffington Post Stephen Colbert is brainstorming an epic Colbert Report ending – The Hollywood Reporter What is ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
10

5 days ago

The Hottest Stories Right Now!

Oct 14 2014 12:50pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

5 Things You May Have Missed From The Walking Dead Premiere -- In GIFs!! [CLICK HERE] Blue Ivy Does Her Best Marilyn Monroe Impression With Beyoncé and Jay Z At The Louvre! [CLICK HERE] Backpacker Returned Home With A 3-Inch Leech Living In Her Nose... For A Month! [CLICK HERE] Josh Hutcherson! Hugh Jackman! And More! Celebrate The Hottest Libras In Hollywood! [CLICK HERE] Zach Galifianakis Lost So Much We ...
Source: Perez Hilton   Full article at: Perez Hilton
 

 
Update
9

6 days ago

Josh Hutcherson! Hugh Jackman! And More! Celebrate The Hottest Libras In Hollywood!

Oct 13 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Happy belated, boyz! These two hottie hot actors of Hollywood share a birthday -- and then some! Yes, it's nice to know that Hugh Jackman and Josh Hutcherson have more in common than their hot bodies, they were both born on October 12th too! And being born in the middle of October means that both of these birthday boys are Libras on the Zodiac table. So, we thought that a perfect present to give to you all i ...
Source: PerezHilton   Full article at: PerezHilton
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Watch the First Four Minutes of 'The Walking Dead' Premiere!

Oct 12 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

You can start watching The Walking Dead right now before tonight’s big premiere- Entertainment Weekly Which Duck Dynasty star just got engaged?- US Weekly Zach Galifianakis thinks being a celebrity is “dumb”- Huffington Post You have to see this photo of Hugh Jackman from 1997- TMZ Dianna Agron directed a music video- Just Jared Jr Check out a review for Colin Farrell‘s new movie Miss Julie- Lainey Gossip Lena Dunham is set to turn a YA novel into a film- The ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Iron Man 4: Officially Happening!

Oct 7 2014 4:12pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Robert Downey, Jr. appeared on Ellen today and reluctantly confirmed a rumor that's been floating around for months: Iron Man 4 is a go. Robert Downey, Jr. Confirms Iron Man 4 Downey stated that negotiations are still taking place, but we doubt Tony Stark would guarantee the thing on live TV unless it was more or less a done deal. It shouldn't be a surprise given the blockbuster succ ...
Source: The Hollywood Gossip  Full article at: The Hollywood Gossip
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

Is #FeelingNuts the New Ice Bucket Challenge?

Oct 4 2014 10:01am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

I accept #feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer. I nominate @ActuallyNPH @michaelstrahan @rickygervais pic.twitter.com/zl1lce9Rfr— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 1, 2014Forget about pouring water over your head: The new awareness-raising trend is all about crotch grabbing. The punnily hashtagged #feelingnuts (Get it?! Because they're grabbing their crotches! And it's crazy! Gold.) movement is aimed at drawing attention to testicular cancer.The handsy trend starte ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
Update
4

2 weeks ago

Why Are Male Celebrities Grabbing Their Junk?

Oct 3 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Confused as to why a bunch of dudes are grabbing their balls and tweeting about it? It’s the latest viral movement for charity, similar to this summer’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Only this time there’s a little more eye candy for those of us at home. #FeelingNuts is out to raise awareness for testicular cancer by encouraging men to check ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 
Update
3

2 weeks ago

Now There’s The Crotch Grab Challenge?

Oct 3 2014 5:44am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

The Ice Bucket Challenge filled our news feeds for weeks…some of us months. It seems to have died down and now celebrities like William Shatner Hugh Jackman ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe_form = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-5405c66353fa27b5f909b8da9fe40f05-542e7e2d7c9f9'); var iframe = document.getElementById( ...
Source: Houston's Hot Hits   Full article at: Houston's Hot Hits
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

Watch Hugh Jackman Grab His Balls in Slow Motion for Testicular Cancer Awareness: Is #FeelingNuts the New Ice Bucket Challenge?!

Oct 1 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: E Online

Some ladies might need an ice bucket all over again if this really catches on. While apparently the new trending hashtag #feelingnuts is not a brand-new thing, it just recei ...
Source: E Online   Full article at: E Online
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Architectural history in tiny Tokyo capsules

Oct 1 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Art Daily

Every night in Tokyo, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home. Unlike the tiny, coffin-like cabins of Japan's numerous capsule hotels, where office workers who have missed the last train can catch a few hours' sleep, the 140 units at Nakagin represent a special part of the history of architecture, and one that is worth protecting against plans to tear it down, say campaigners. "We ...
Source: Art Daily   Full article at: Art Daily
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Working with Sheeran pushed Ware vocally
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Jessie Ware worked with the "A team" hitmaker Ed Sheeran and she felt she had to push herself harder to match his talent.
 
 
Distance romance a challenge for Scherzinger
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) American singer Nicole Scherzinger says having a long-distance relationship with British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton is a "challenge".
 
 
Madonna to appear on 'The X Factor'?
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Pop icon Madonna has reportedly been booked to appear on the final of "The X Factor".
 
 
Malin Akerman's son speaks 3 languages
Malin Akerman's son speaks 3 languages
Malin Akerman's 17-month-old son can speak Italian, Swedish and English and even learning to be eco-friendly.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US offers $45 mn bounty for eight terror leaders
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The US said Tuesday it is offering rewards totalling up to 45 million dollars for information on eight key leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist organisation. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UNSC extends peacekeeping mission's term in Abyei
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan. In an unanimously adopted resolution, the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week by the first week of December. "Quite frankly, ladies and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Turkey, Singapore sign strategic partnership agreement
Ankara, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkey and Singapore have signed a strategic partnership agreement to boost economic, political and cultural cooperation, as well as security collaboration, during the official visit of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Christina Aguilera is returning to 'The Voice' USA
Christina Aguilera will return to 'The Voice' USA next year. The 'Your Body' hitmaker, who previously shared a rotating spot on the judging panel with Shakira, has been replaced by Gwen Stefani this season as she is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kesha's music producer hits back
Kesha is being countersued by her record company boss, Dr. Luke. The 41-year-old music producer, who runs Kemosabe Records, claims the 27-year-old 'Tik Tok' singer is a liar and is trying to extort him after she accused...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jason Derulo won't get back together with Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo insists his split from Jordin Sparks is permanent. The 'Talk Dirty' hitmaker, who recently ended his relationship with the 'No Air' singer after three years of dating, has ruled out getting back together...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Josh Groban feels 'very lucky' to be dating Kat Dennings
Josh Groban feels ''very lucky'' to be dating Kat Dennings. The 'Brave' hitmaker was very nervous before singing in front of the '2 Broke Girls' actress for the first time at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the harrowing stories of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla