Orlando is on the October 2011 cover of Men’s Health (US). You can view scans here.
From telegraph.co.uk: As all parents know, bringing up a baby is expensive. However, Orlando Bloom’s son, Flynn, cost the Hollywood star many millions even before he was born earlier this year.
The Canterbury-born actor discloses that he turned down a highly lucrative film role so that he could make sure he would be there when his first child was born. “I rejected a film to be present at the birth,” says Bloom, 34, who married Flynn’s mother, the Australian model Miranda Kerr, 28, last year.
“It was extraordinary. It seems strange to me to see a little version of myself with all of my imperfections turned into a perfection. A tiny person, so clean, so new …”
From google.com: Hollywood star Orlando Bloom has backed efforts to save the UK’s threatened butterflies by sponsoring a book aimed at helping children engage with the natural world.Bloom, 34, who has recently become a father, has sponsored Crystal, the Small Miracle, a children’s book about butterflies.
The Lord of the Rings actor, who is currently in New Zealand filming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, said: “Butterflies are powerful symbols of the beauty and vulnerability of nature.”
Crystal, the Small Miracle, mixes fact and fiction to chart the life story of a butterfly from tiny egg to fully formed butterfly.
The “faction” book was written by Orlando’s mother, author Sonia Copeland Bloom and is published by wildlife charity .
Orlando, who is married to Australian model Miranda Kerr, added: “I am delighted to back Butterfly Conservation and their efforts to ensure that these wonderful insects are conserved for future generations to enjoy.
“The story of Crystal, the Small Miracle, written by my mother for children everywhere, reflects her own love of butterflies as well as her passion for children to be educated about the insect world in general.”
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From heraldsun.com.au: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom braved the cold to go house hunting in New Zealand yesterday. The couple were spotted viewing a rental property in the picturesque country.
Bloom, 34, is about to spend a long period in the country as he films The Hobbit, a two-part prequel to The Lord Of The Rings. And his Victoria’s Secret supermodel wife, Kerr, 28, and their seven-month-old baby son Flynn, will be right by his side.
Leaving Flynn tucked up at home, the couple braved the chill to view a sprawling four bedroom waterfront home, which features a gym, home cinema, spa, swimming pool and wine cellar.
Bloom has already been in New Zealand for two weeks to reprise his Lord of the Rings character Legolas for the highly anticipated 3D movies. The British star was joined by Kerr and Flynn a week ago, after the model had returned to the catwalk for the first time since giving birth, for David Jones in Sydney.Since then, Kerr and Flynn have remained indoors at another rented property, while Bloom makes daily trips to Wellington’s Stone Street film studio. The weather in New Zealand has been particulary bad, with plunging temperatures and snow closing schools and roads. Kerr has enjoyed the opportunity to spend some quality time with Flynn. She has been spotted reading him children’s books and teaching him to paint. The family usually split their time between their LA and London home for their work.
hugoboss.com has two videos featuring Orlando and their support of UNICEF.
The film Main Street, in which Orlando plays a small town cop, has an official website where you can view the trailer. The film is currently available to rent on VideoOnDemand, and will be released in US theaters on September 9th.
Orlando Bloom is nominated for a Do Something Award, under the category “Movie Star”. The site says: “Bloom is an ambassador for UNICEF, which fights for the rights of children worldwide, and has participated in COMEDY FIGHTS MALARIA, a group who creates entertaining videos and PSAs to engage a new audience for the cause.”
Vote for Orlando here. The awards show airs August 18th on VH1.
Here is a glimpse of some Legolas costumes from the second Hobbit production video, around the 3:23 mark.
From aceshowbiz.com: Summit Entertainment has announced a new release date for “The Three Musketeers”. Originally scheduled for October 14 release, the movie which revolves around legendary Musketeers trio will hit cinemas across the United States on October 21.
You can watch the new trailer for The Three Musketeers here on Youtube.
From indiewire.com: THR reports that Joel Kinnaman is set to join the Fox Searchlight rom-com “Lola Versus.” The new film from Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones (“Breaking Upwards”) follows a woman (Greta Gerwig) dumped by her fiancé shortly before her wedding, who heads out on a “series of encounters to attempt to discover her place in the world as a single woman before she turns 30.” Variety previously reported that Orlando Bloom was in final negotiations for the male lead, but that has now gone Kinnaman’s way and he’ll play a tattooed artist who breaks Gerwig’s heart.
From movieweb.com: The directorial debut from Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Sympathy for Delicious comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 23 from Maya Entertainment.
DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- Behind-the-Story Featurette with Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton
- Audio Commentary with Orlando Bloom and Mark Ruffalo
- Deleted Scenes
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- Photo Gallery
From ctv.ca: Orlando Bloom has been voted Most Stylish Celebrity Dad.
The British actor — who has a five-month-old son Flynn with wife Miranda Kerr — beat celebrities including soccer star David Beckham and Hollywood heartthrob Jude Law to take the top spot in the poll, which was conducted by website MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk to mark Father’s Day in the U.K., which is celebrated this Sunday.
Andy Barr, Marketing Director of MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk, said: “With Father’s Day coming in the UK we wanted to put celebrity dads under the fashion spotlight. As a new dad, it was interesting to see Orlando Bloom fly straight into the charts and clinch the top spot as the ‘most stylish celebrity dad.’ The public evidently likes his eclectic style; and even though he beat David Beckham to the top spot, Beckham still managed to stay very near the top of the style charts with his ‘casual’ style.”
Orlando picked up 71 per cent of the vote with respondents praising the “diversity of his look”, closely followed by David with 66 per cent and singer Peter Andre, who received 59 per cent.
From ew.com: Peter Jackson’s two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit — to be released on Dec. 14, 2012 and Dec. 13, 2013 — now have official titles: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
The news first surfaced on Facebook, which reminds fans that “both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings.” It will not only reunite Peter Jackson with the character of Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman), who in this story is on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, but with many of the director’s Lord of the Rings stars including Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, and Ian McKellen who have already all signed on.
From justjared.com: Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the 34-year-old British actor was attached to the upcoming comedy, Idea in America, alongside Nick Nolte and Stanley Tucci.
But Orlando’s rep tells JustJared.com that the casting rumors are untrue and he is not starring in the project.
From Peter Jackson’s Facebook page: Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.