If you thought Gal Gadot would settle for her new international actress title, you got another thing coming. Shortly before she begins shooting her role as Wonder Woman in “Batman vs. Superman,” which will hit the screens in 2016, the Israeli beauty is already playing in the big girls’ league.
AskMen magazine’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women list for 2014 has provided further proof that Gadot is the next big thing.While other hot names were left out, the Israeli star made it to the honorable 39th place.
Gadot came in one place before sex bomb Sofia Vergara, who settled for the 40th place, and beat Miranda Kerr (46), Sandra Bullock (57) and Katy Perry, who only made it to the 90th for some reason.
The first place went to “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, who is the most desirable woman alive according to the website. The bad girl of the world of pop, Miley Cyrus, ranked 99th.
Other notable women on the list include singer Taylor Swift in the 30th place, Jewish actress Mila Kunis in the 26th place, Barbadian superstar Rihanna in the 19th place, Israel supporter Scarlett Johansson in the 16th place and pop star Beyoncé in the 11th place.
And in case you’re wondering, Bar Refaeli did not make it into the list this year. After ranking 19th in 2011, 51st in 2012 and 62nd in 2013, the Israeli supermodel was completely lefty out this year. Maybe next time.
Teenage Israeli actress Odeya Rush has gone from acting alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges to landing a lead role in a new film starring Jack Black, entertainment news site The Wrap reported.
Rush and Black will star in an adaptation of “Goosebumps,” a series of scary children’s novels by American author R. L. Stine.
Black has signed on to play Mr. Shivers, an author forced to hide from his own scary creations, while the 16-year-old Rush will play his monster-fighting niece, according to The Wrap. The film is being directed by Rob Letterman.
Rush recently wrapped filming on “The Giver,” a sci-fi film adapted from a 1993 book of the same name that stars award-winning actors Streep and Bridges.
In the last couple of years, she has also acted in the Disney film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and “We Are What We Are,” which screened at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals last year.
The Wrap reports Rush is attached to play Jesus’ mother, Mary, in a forthcoming biblical movie slated to co-star Ben Kingsley and Julia Ormond.
Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot, who recently landed the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” movie, is set to play alongside Kate Winslet in a new thriller.
“Triple Nine,”by John Hillcoat, tells the story of corrupt cops who are planning a robbery, and is set for a 2015 release. The Australian director’s past films include “The Proposition,” “The Road” and “Lawless.”
Winslet’s past films include blockbuster “Titanic” and, more recently, “The Reader.” Also in the cast are Aaron Paul, who won an Emmy for his role as the troubled Jesse in TV drama “Breaking Bad,” Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for an Oscar for his role in “12 Years a Slave,” and Casey Afleck.
Gadot’s previous Hollywood roles include three movies in the “Fast and Furious” franchise with Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, as well as “Knight And Day” and “Date Night.”
The Rolling Stones will perform on June 10 at Ramat Gan Stadium, according to a source close to the production. According to the source, the show will probably be promoted by Shuki Weiss, who represents all LiveNation concerts and events in Israel.
Weiss’s office responded to a query by saying, “If there’s something to announce, we’ll announce it.”
The entertainment trade magazine Pollstar reported last week that the Stones were going to expand their ’14 On Fire’ tour of Abu Dhabi and the Far East this month into a full-fledge European tour in the spring and summer. The tour begins on February 21 in Abu Dhabi and continues through April 5 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Stones, led by iconic front man Mick Jagger and prototypical guitar god Keith Richards, emerged alongside the Beatles in the early 1960s to become one of the most successful groups in rock and roll history with hits ranging from “Satisfaction” in 1965 to “Honky Tonk Women” in 1969 and “Miss You” in 1978. Since their acclaimed 1981 album Tattoo You, the band has lived mainly on its reputation, sporadically releasing pedestrian new material but packing in stadiums and arenas around the world for their live show.
In December, the Stones’ bass player Darryl Jones visited Israel and performed with the Australian-based hard rockers Dead Daisies at a sold-out show at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.