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It’s A Miley and Rihanna Boob Flashing Show At The 2014 amFAR Gala

Rihanna wears see-thru dress to amFARgala. Sequins cover her nipples in Tom Ford gown.

Rihanna wearing Tom Ford

It’s A Miley and Rihanna Boob Flashing Show At The 2014 amFAR Gala – Neither Miley Cyrus or Rihanna are known for their modesty so we shouldn’t be surprised that they both chose outfits for this year’s amFAR Inspiration Gala that left little to the imagination.

Rihanna chose a white gown designed by Tom Ford that had a completely see-through top section that was fitted with some sequins to cover her nipples and give a little touch of mystery to her look. The dress also had a very high slit which showed off her long legs and gave the audience a flash of the singer’s stocking tops.

It was not just her flesh that got flashed at the annual charity gala as the 26-year old also flashed the cash bidding on a number of items at the fundraising auction. Rihanna certainly didn’t end up having a cheap night out as she spent $100k on an Elizabeth Taylor photo taken in 1949 at Eden Roc, Cap d’Antibes by photographer Willy Rizzo when the actress was just 17-years old. She obviously was feeling in a generous mood as she also splashed out a further $35k on a stunning set of diamond and platinum earrings by jeweller to the stars Harry Winston.

Rihanna was not just there to spend loads of cash and show off her body as she also presented the amFAR Inspiration Award to designer Tom Ford. Well who else could it be as she was wearing his gown for the evening! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Trending now


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Elizabeth Taylor Birthday Celebration – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 28 February 2014

Elizabeth Taylor - eyes and cleavageElizabeth Taylor Birthday Celebration – a dinner and auction were held on Thursday (27 February) to mark what would have been Elizabeth Taylor’s 82nd birthday.

The event was held at Violet Grey’s Melrose Place store with a number of celebrity guests in attendance to help raise funds for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF).

There were a number of different works of art up for auction during the evening including pieces by Bruce Weber, Yul Brynner, Robert Mapplethorpe and also singer-songwriter Carole Bayer Sager who had a work called In The Spotlight which paid tribute to Taylor’s role in the classic movie Cleopatra.

Another piece by US photographer Firooz Zahedi is called Close Up and is a large black and white print of the actress which focuses on her face and in particular those stunning eyes of hers. She is said to be one of the few people ever to be born with violet eyes and in fact the venue for the dinner and auction is named in homage  to those famous eyes of hers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Trending now


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Newly Discovered Photos of Marilyn Monroe – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 21 February 2014

Marilyn Monroe in previously unreleased photo from Hollywood party in 1960 - pointy boobs in white dressNewly Discovered Photos of Marilyn Monroe – the Hollywood Reporter has today released some never before seen photos of Marilyn Monroe.

The photos are part of the collection of Hollywood photographer Nat Dillinger who died in 2006 at the age of 94-years old. His widow Harriet passed on his portfolio of some 58k pictures to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012. The intention was for the photos to be shown as part of the regular collection of the Academy’s new museum.

Dillinger was friends with many of the great and the good during the heyday of Hollywood and those friendships gave him unrivalled access to photos of the stars at play during the many private parties he was invited to.

Some of the photos that have just been released show Marilyn Monroe with her fellow movie stars from the 1960 George Cukor directed film Let’s Make Love. THey are shown relaxing off-set at a private party being held  at the Beverly Hilton.

In several of the photos Marilyn is seen looking very closely attached to Yves Montand, her French co-star in the movie. The pair embarked on what was seen as the time as a scandalous affair whilst working together on the movie. At the time Marilyn was married to the writer Arthur Miller and Montand was married to French actress Simone Signoret. Read the rest of this entry »

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Colour Photos of 40’s Movie Stars – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 30 October 2013

Lauren Bacall - early Kodachrome colour photo from 1946

Lauren Bacall

Colour Photos of 40’s Movie Stars – some photos have been released from a new book which shows very early colour images of a number of Hollywood stars from the 1940s.

The new book is called Hollywood In Kodachrome 1940-49 and features over 200 high quality Kodachrome images of such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and Carmen Miranda.

The photos come from the private stock of David Wills who has one of the largest collection of colour photographs from the 1940s in the world. He has previously released a number of high-quality coffee-table style  photography books featuring images from Hollywood’s golden era.

Two of his best-known publications are last year’s Audrey The 60s, which featured almost 300 pages of photographs of the gamine Audrey Hepburn, some of which came from the sets of her famous movies and had never been seen before. He also released Metamorphosis, one of the best photo books ever published on Marilyn Monroe.

The new Hollywood In Kodachrome collection of photos shows vibrant images that would have truly amazed the moviegoers from the 40s who would more than likely have never seen a colour image of their hero or heroine before. At this time all the movies were still shot in black and white and even the magazine and advertising features would only have shown the stars in black and white photographs. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Liz Taylor and Richard Burton Drama For BBC Four – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 13 February 2013

Elizabeth Taylor shows nipples in see-through bra in scene from 1974 movie The Driver's SeatNew Liz Taylor and Richard Burton Drama – the BBC has announced that it is to film a new drama based on the stormy relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The drama will star Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables) as Liz Taylor and 43-year old Dominic West (The Wire, Appropriate Adult) as Richard Burton.

As we reported earlier here there has already been a recent version of the Burton/Taylor romance filmed as a tv movie for Lifetime in the US. The movie was called Liz and Dick and starred Lindsay Lohan as Taylor and Grant Bowler as Burton. It would be fair to say that Liz and Dick didn’t meet with totally positive reviews and some critics criticised the movie for failing to show the glamour and style of the couple’s stormy love affair.

The new Burton/Taylor drama is not intending to show the whole of the couple’s love affair but will instead just focus on their relationship during the time they worked together in 1983 in a production of Noel Coward’s play Private Lives. The timing of the piece places us 7 years after they had split from their 2nd marriage together and just a year before Burton’s death in 1984.

Although Burton and Taylor had acted together before in movies they had never appeared together before on stage. Unfortunately the theatre experience was not to prove a happy one for either of them with the play ending its Broadway run after just 63 performances.

Richard Burton looking broodingWhereas Lohan was not felt to have the necessary power to take on the Liz Taylor role it is thought that Bonham-Carter will be much better placed to bring the part to life.

For anyone not around during the 60’s and 70’s the Burton/Taylor on-again off-again romance was one of the biggest stories around and both actors were huge stars and huge personalities. If their relationship was being played out in the media today then we can be sure that not a day would go by without a story or a photo of one or both of them making it to the show business or celebrity pages.

Although Katie Price has received some criticism in recent weeks for her number of marriages she has a long way to go to catch up with Liz Taylor who had been married 8 times by the time she died in 2011.

The new 90 minute drama, which is to be called Burton and Taylor, will be directed by Richard Laxton and will air on BBC Four later this year.

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Scarlett As Maggie The Cat In Promo Photo – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 21 December 2012

Scarlett Johansson as Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin RoofScarlett Johansson Releases Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Promo Photo – sexy Scarlett looks to be having a great time on her latest role as the overtly sexual Maggie (aka The Cat) in Tennesse Williams Cat On A Hot Tin  Roof.

Although the play doesn’t officially start its run until 17 January it has just opened for previews and the 28-year old looks great as she is seen on stage in a plunging white slip.

Although the role of Maggie is known by most theatregoers as a very sexual role it seems that Scarlett doesn’t think that way about the part. She told The Huffington Post ‘I think her sexuality is often overplayed and over-appreciated. It’s such an unimportant part of this story.’

The role has previously been played by such actresses as Jessica Lange, Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd and most famously in a 1958 movie version by Elizabeth Taylor.

Scarlett showing off her legs in lace negligeeScarlett is no stranger to the Broadway stage as she was previously seen playing the part of Catherine in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, a role which won her a Tony award. Scarlett wasn’t sure she would return to the stage after her role in the Miller play as she described the experience as exhausting and said that she was so tired she thought she would leave the stage to go and become an organic farmer instead.

Initial reports from those who were lucky enough to see Scarlett on stage at the Richard Rogers Theatre were very encouraging. Most observers were keen to discuss the scene where Scarlett’s character seduces her former football star husband Brick, played on stage by Benjamin Walker. Benjamin is probably best-known for his roles in the movies Flags Of Our Fathers and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter although he has a lot of Broadway experience too having starred in Inherit The Wind and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Benjamin has a lot of acting talent in the family as his mother-in-law is Meryl Streep, having married Meryl’s daughter Mamie Gummer last year.

If you are in the New York area and want to see Scarlett playing Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof you will have to be quick as the play is only on for a 15 week run. Ticket prices range from $35 to $155, not that cheap but how many of us will get to see Scarlett Johansson in her underwear otherwise?

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Anne Hathaway Marries Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway Marries Adam Shulman – the Rachel Getting Married actress has tied the knot with actor boyfriend Adam Shulman in a quiet romantic ceremony at Big Sur in California.

The 29-year old actress and 31-year old actor had around 100 guests at the wedding and things kicked off on Friday with a rehearsal at the exclusive Ventana Inn and Spa. The Ventana was named as one of the top US Hideaways in luxury travel mag Harpers’ Hideaway Report. It has been open for almost 50 years and during that time has seen a host of celebrities seek refuge there including Steve McQueen, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Hathaway and Shulman, who have been an item since November 2008, got engaged in November last year and  Hathaway had said that a wedding this year was out of the question due to her big movie commitments which include her role as Fantine in the film version of stage classic Les Miserables.

Hathaway was had to lose a lot of weight for the role of the waif-like Fantine and also had to have a very close-cropped haircut. It is not the first role in her career that has needed a lot of dieting from the already slim Hathaway as she had to lose a lot of weight to play the part of Meryl Streep’s assistant in the 2006 fashion movie The Devil Wears Prada. Hathaway said at the time that she lived on fish, fruit and vegetables for ages to get ready for the role and that she and co-star Emily Blunt would clutch each other and cry because they were so hungry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Trending now


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