Hugh Jackman is set to make a guest appearance in the comedy show “The Kumars at No. 42.”
The creator and writer of the comedy, Sanjeev Bhaskar, revealed that the show would be back on screens later on in the year, the BBC reported.
“We’ve got these sketches that we do in the show now,” he said. “Hugh Jackman has done one for us. Zoe Wannamaker’s done one for us as well.” Bhaskar hinted that the star’s part would involve a trampoline.
It was announced last year, that after a six-year hiatus, the comedy show had a new home on Sky1 HD.
Sanjeev Bhaskar added that the Oscar-nominated actor had done a “couple” of the sketches for them and shot them “on one of his off days” while filming Les Miserables.
Hugh Jackman helped launch the SiriusXM Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel on May 10th. The new EW Radio – unsurprisingly dedicated to all things pop culture – will officially debut to the public on May 28th on channel 105. At the launch event, Hugh met up with moderator and EW editor Jess Cagle and answered numerous fan questions for a segment entitled Town Hall. For those with the SiriusXM service and interested in tuning in, it will air on the 28th at 7:00am.
Apologies for the delays in updates. Between my birthday and a trip to New York, things have been a little hectic. But without further ado: on May 9th, Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attended the 2013 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala. The event was to raise awareness for sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. The Joyful Heart Foundation was founded by Hugh and Deb’s friend, Mariska Hargitay (of “Law & Order: SVU”), after she received numerous letters from fans talking about issues her show tackled. A few photos from the evening have been added to the gallery.
In a recently released video, Hugh Jackman encourages fans to stop by their local comic book shops on May 4th. The reason? It’s the Free Comic Book Day, held annually on the first Saturday of May. Participating comic stores will offer free goodies from publishing groups such as Marvel and DC. For more information on the event, check out their website. May the Fourth be with you!
Yesterday, Hugh Jackman took some time out of his day to answer fan questions regarding his upcoming film, The Wolverine. The interview was conducted via Twitter, in which fans were encouraged to submit questions, which would then be answered by Hugh in a live stream. There are eleven videos total – all of them pretty short – which you can view below.
What is more romantic than celebrating your wedding anniversary in front of an A-list crowd? On April 11th, Hugh Jackman and wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, attended 2013′s Fashion of Haiti: One Million Hearts. They joined friend Donna Karan for the cause, in which 160+ exclusively designed papier-mâché hearts debuted before going for auction; their total raised will be donated to Karan’s charity, Urban Zen Foundation, which helps create jobs and enhances education of Haiti’s artisans.
Although short, here’s a very funny “interview” featuring Hugh Jackman and MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. From previous videos, fans know that these two have a great rapport, and it shines here as well. In it, Josh asks Hugh to read three separate cards with his best Wolverine impression — but the challenge is harder than it seems, as Hugh has to request things such as red velvet cupcakes. I wish there was more!
Hugh Jackman will once again team up with MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) later this year. As part of a charity auction to raise money for FIAT’s “Into the Green” Program, he’ll lead an event entitled Hugh Jackman & Friends, where he’ll presumably sing and dance. According to a press release, the concert/auction will happen on Hugh’s birthday, October 12th. There are some details below, undoubtedly with more to come as October approaches:
MPTF is proud to announce the continuation of its partnership with the FIAT brand following the success of this year’s “Night Before” event by inviting celebrities to drive and experience the all-new, all-electric 2013 Fiat 500e as part of the new FIAT “Into the Green” Program, culminating at an auction of the celebrity-driven Fiat 500e vehicles on October 12th at the Hugh Jackman & Friends Live event to benefit MPTF, with a goal of raising $500,000 for the organization.
Although filmed the day after the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman recently appeared on Marie Osmond’s talk show, “Marie.” In the three-part interview aired over March 4th, 5th, & 6th, he touched deep upon some traditional topics like his marriage and fatherhood. Marie’s interview style is less about inspiring laughter and more about tapping into Hugh’s psyche (for example, he goes on about fear instilled in him inspiring him to push onwards). He also answers the question, “What is your philosophy on life?” I’m unable to embed the videos, so just click on the still images below to visit her site.
It isn’t Oscar night without a party! Hugh Jackman attended the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – the prestigious event taking place after each year’s ceremony – immediately following February 24th‘s Academy Awards. You can find just about everyone from Hollywood at the event, from Amy Poehler to Bono, while Hugh was able to meet up with close family friend, Donna Karan.