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Originally posted 12/16/2011 08:10AM
Between playing Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, does anyone have more fun onscreen than Robert Downey Jr.?
His gift is imparting that delight to the audience, which begins to explain why Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings. But the fact that Shadows is better than its predecessor? Well, there are a host of reasons for that.
Let's start with the plot. Gone is the fake hocus pocus of Sherlock's last case – something about a flim-flam man taking over a snooty cult in an effort to destroy Parliament. No, this one is about a flim-flam man bombing select targets in Europe in an effort to start a world war. (WWI ignites a mere two decades after the film is set.)
Originally posted 09/06/2011 11:00AM
It's another boy for Guy Ritchie.
The director's girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsley, 29, reportedly delivered a baby boy via emergency cesarean on Monday morning in London, according to the U.K.'s The Sun.
The couple, who have been dating since 2010, confirmed the pregnancy in March.
Ritchie, 42, reportedly called his ex-wife, Madonna, to share the happy news, and she sent a huge congratulatory bouquet of flowers.
Originally posted 04/23/2011 11:10AM
The royal wedding will have a little more star power than previously expected.
Among the Sirs, Ladies, Dukes, Kings, Queens and Prime Ministers invited to Westminster Abbey on Friday for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, are the names of a handful of stars, including Joss Stone and director Guy Ritchie, as well as previously reported invited guests Elton John and Victoria and David Beckham.
"Guy Ritchie is a friend of Prince William and Miss Middleton," reads a description beneath the director's name on the official guest list. William has been spotted with Ritchie at the director's popular London pub, Punch Bowl. Stone, described as an "English Soul singer and songwriter," performed at Princess Diana's memorial concert in 2007.
Originally posted 03/07/2011 01:00PM
Lock, Stock ... and a baby.
Director Guy Ritchie has a third child on the way, PEOPLE has confirmed. His girlfriend of one year, model Jacqui Ainsley, 29, is pregnant with their first child together.
Ritchie, 42, is already dad to sons Rocco, 10, and David, 5, with ex-wife Madonna. The couple married four months after welcoming their eldest son in Aug. 2000, then filed to adopt David from Malawi in 2006 before calling it quits in Oct. 2008.
Originally posted 06/01/2010 07:45AM
Where's Sherlock Holmes when you really need him?
Guy Ritchie's country house was broken into Monday morning and his household staff foiled a potential raid, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Employees for the filmmaker – who directed last year's Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. – came to the rescue as they nabbed a man in Ritchie's home near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and turned him over to police.
A police rep told PEOPLE that a man has been arrested but not charged. Per police custom, the spokesman would not not name the man.
Originally posted 10/07/2009 02:00PM
Less than a year after he officially split with his wife of eight years, Madonna, Guy Ritchie can't seem to quite escape her orbit.
"And, of course, here you go: I still love her," the director of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes tells Esquire. "But she's retarded, too," he adds.
Originally posted 04/06/2009 03:20PM
Madonna has now left Malawi but the controversy she stirred up there with her ongoing attempt to adopt a child hasn't simmered down.
First, the long-missing father of 3-year-old Mercy James, the child Madonna would like to make her own, has surfaced – and he claims he wants to be a part of his daughter's life.
The young man, James Kambewa, tells PEOPLE he didn't even know his daughter was alive until her name surfaced in the Madonna adoption case. Now a security guard, Kambewa says he learned the girl's mother, 15-year-old Mwandida Maunde, had died – and assumed their child was dead too.
Originally posted 04/04/2009 10:00AM
British director Guy Richie called his ex-wife Madonna “a great mum” following news that the singer's bid to adopt a second child from Malawi was rejected Friday.
Richie, 40, father to the couple's son Rocco, 3, and David Banda, 3 – the Malawian boy he and Madonna officially adopted in 2008 – issued a statement through his rep saying: “I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her.”
A judge in Malawi blocked Madonna’s attempt to adopt Mercy James, 3, citing a residency rule for prospective parents that requires they spend from 18 to 24 months in the country (that requirement was waived for Madonna’s first adoption).
Madonna, 50, has filed an appeal to the ruling.
Originally posted 12/21/2008 02:35PM
Just as their divorce settlement was making news, Madonna's ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, appeared to be celebrating his freedom and the holidays with someone new – millionaire heiress Jemima Khan.
The two attended a London dinner party together earlier this month at the home public-relations honcho Matthew Freud and his wife, Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, reports London's Telegraph.
Originally posted 12/17/2008 07:40AM
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are slamming recent stories about their divorce settlement.
The joint statement – issued in London – came two days after Madonna's U.S. rep gave the Associated Press details of the supposed deal. Liz Rosenberg said that Madonna, 50, was set to hand over cash and property worth between $76 million and $92 million, calling it "one of the largest [divorce] payouts ever."
But now the couple calls that information "misleading and inaccurate."
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