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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Together Again In New Movie Serena – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 12 September 2014

Official movie poster for Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Together Again In New Movie Serena – the pair famously created some Oscar-winning movie magic when they appeared together in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook and are about to be seen together again in new movie Serena.

The new drama sees Jennifer and Bradley starring as newlyweds in a 1930’s setting in North Carolina.

George and Serena Pemberton own a timber business that is doing well but their personal life is not going as they would like and their life is further complicated by the fact that they find out that Serena is unable to have children. The situation gets more complicated when Serena discovers that her husband already has a son from a previous relationship.

The movie, which is directed by Susanne Bier (In A Better World), is to premiere at the London Film Festival in October. It will then go on general release here in the UK from 24 October. It is due to be released in France and Australia in November and Germany in December but strangely there is no date yet for the movie’s US release. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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2014 Oscar Winners and Vanity Fair Photos – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 03 March 2014

Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress Oscar

Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress Oscar

2014 Oscar Winners and Vanity Fair Photos – last night saw Hollywood’s biggest party of the year with the awards going pretty much as everyone predicted.

This year has been something of a done deal as even a few weeks ago we were all fairly sure that some of the Academy Award categories were already a foregone conclusion. There were few people willing to bet against Jared Leto in the Best Supporting Actor category, Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress or Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor.

However there was one category which was the least well contested for many years, with the majority of critics hailing Cate Blanchett’s performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine as an Oscar-winning one as long ago as last September. This is all the more remarkable when one sees that she was up against 3 real acting heavyweights and former Oscar winners in Judi Dench, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep.

The movie that had the most overall success this year was Gravity which won 7 awards in total including a Best Director award for Alfonso Cuaron, who became the first Latin American to win the Best Director Oscar.

It was a disappointing evening for both Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle which failed to move enough Academy members to win any of the awards on offer despite the 2 movies having a total of 15 nominations between them. Leonardo DiCaprio was the bridesmaid yet again and there are some who wonder if his time will ever come as regards a Best Actor Oscar.

Fashion-wise most of the more interesting action came courtesy of the famous post Oscars Vanity Fair party in West Hollywood. There were a few fashion related events of note at the main event however with Jennifer Lawrence following up last year’s Oscar trip with another tumble, this time on the red carpet outside the theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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What’s In The Oscars Goody Bag This Year – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 02 March 2014

Vetvik leather iPhone case $230

Vetvik leather iPhone case $230

What’s In The Oscars Goody Bag This Year – while the winners will walk away with that famous gold statue what do the losers get to go home with at tonight’s Academy Awards?

Well the answer is the same as it has been for the past few years, a luxury goody bag put together by PR firm Distinctive Assets. This is handed out to all losing nominees as well as the evening’s celebrity presenters.

Last year there was a grumble of disapproval as the value of the goody bag only came to $45k but this year there has obviously been an upturn in the US luxury goods market as the value of the 2014 Oscar good bag is up substantially at around $85k.

Unsurprisingly DIstinctive Assets do not buy the products that go in the goody bag themselves and have a long line of businesses, both big and small, lining up to get the publicity that goes with a place in the Oscar goody bag. In previous years some business owners have estimated that their business turnover increased by around 300% after their products were featured in the Oscars goody bag. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Peter O’Toole Dies Aged 81 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 15 December 2013

Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia. Peter O'Toole Dies, 1932-2013Peter O’Toole Dies Aged 81 – the legendary actor, wit, drinker and womanizer has died in a London hospital at the age of 81-years old.

The actor’s agent confirmed that O’Toole had died on Saturday morning at London’s Wellington Hospital after a long illness.

He was a man who lived life to the full and anyone who shared his company for the evening was likely to remember the experience for the rest of their life. David Walliams from Little Britain represented many when he said on Twitter today: ‘Matt & I had drinks with Peter O’Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off.’

O’Toole was born in 1932 but like any great character even his birthplace is a thing of mystery. O’Toole always said he was born in Connemara in Ireland but others swear his actual place of birth was either Dublin or even Leeds. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Jessica Alba In Hollywood Film Noir Photoshoot – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 03 October 2013

Jessica Alba shows off cleavage and legs in stylish crimson red gown for East West magazine October 2013Jessica Alba In Hollywood Film Noir Photoshoot – the 32-year old made a return to the Golden Age of Hollywood with the photos taken for her latest magazine spread.

Jessica appears in the latest edition of West East magazine with some classic Hollywood stylings.

Although these days we are more used to seeing the mother of two going shopping or sharing an ice cream with her children she clearly still knows how to glam up for a photoshoot as you can see from the photos shown here.

She wears a selection of very stylish outfits and many of the photos are shot in black and white to create even more of a film noir feel.

Jessica’s cover shot for the magazine is a little misleading as to what you fill find inside as it shows her in a very modern style synthetic feather jacket with very polished and modern smokey make-up.

Inside however it is nearly all full-on old style glamour as she wears long gowns, hats and has her hair in a Jessica Rabbit/Veronica Lake style as worn by Kim Basinger in her homage to film noir in her Oscar-winning performance in 1997’s LA Confidential.

One particularly stylish photo sees Jessica leaning over in a beautiful long crimson red gown as she shows off her cleavage and also her long legs. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Naomi Watts at Diana Premiere – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 05 September 2013

Naomi Watts looks beautiful in stunning white dress at Diana premiereNaomi Watts at Diana Premiere – tonight saw the UK premiere of the new movie about the life and death of Princess Diana.

21 Grams star Naomi Watts has spent a lot of time over the last 2 years preparing for the role and must have been a little nervous tonight as she waited to see the audience and critics reaction to the film. Even so long after her death the public is still quite protective of Diana’s memory and feelings can get strong.

Naomi has already shown that she is a little sensitive about the movie as she earlier walked out of an interview on BBC 5 Live. She was on the Simon Mayo show together with film critic Mark Kermode when she walked out of the studio. Kermode was a little baffled by the whole affair as he said that he had not even offered a critical opinion of the new Diana movie.

Those involved with the new film have expressed their views that Watts puts in a very special performance as the late Princess and she is even quoted as a 10-1 prospect to lift the Best Actress Oscar next year for the role.

At tonight’s UK premiere held at London’s Odeon Leicester Square Naomi Watts looked every inch the star as she took to the red carpet in a beautiful long white dress with a cut-out panel to show some cleavage and a large split high up on her left thigh.

The movie’s producers and director Oliver Hirschbiegel were set on getting Naomi to play the lead role in Diana and although she initially turned the part down twice eventually got their girl.

In the movie still frames released a few weeks ago you can see there is a very strong resemblance between the look of the 44-year old actress and the late Princess.

Naomi herself shares one of Diana’s own charitable interests as she is the goodwill ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, which helps to raise awareness of AIDS related issues. Diana famously helped early on in the fight against the disease when she was seen holding the hands of AIDS patients whilst on a hospital visit.

Naomi and the Diana cast and team will not have long to wait to see the UK public’s reaction to their new movie as it is going on general release from 20 September.

 
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News and Photos From Venice Film Festival – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 01 September 2013

Sandra Bullock looking sexy and stylish in red J Mendel dressNews and Photos From Venice Film Festival – this year’s Venice Film Festival (the 70th) is now in its 5th day and the two big talking points are the retirement announcement from Hayao Miyazaki and the buzz surrounding UK director Stephen Frears new movie Philomena.

The 72-year old Japanese animation maestro Miyazaki announced his retirement from movie making after the Venice screening of his latest (and we know now last) movie The Wind Rises. He has been described as Japan’s answer to Walt Disney and some of his earlier movies such as the brilliant Spirited Away are already seen as animated classics.

The movie that had got the audiences and critics most excited over the first few days of this year’s Venice Film Festival was Sandra Bullock and George Clooney space thriller Gravity. Although Clooney puts in a great performance it is Sandra Bullock who got the viewers most excited with murmurs already going round that her performance as first time astronaut Dr Ryan Stone may well put her in line for a second Oscar.

She had been known early in her career for being something of a lightweight performer but it seems as if that was just because of the roles she was handed as her fantastic performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in 2009’s The Blind Side proved.

The other movie surrounded by chatter of Oscar wins is the new Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan production Philomena. This stars the brilliant Dame Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, a woman trying to track down her long-lost son who she had adopted and sent to America 50 years earlier. Unsurprisingly with this sort of powerful role it is Dame Judi’s name that is being mentioned most often in connection with an Academy Award but the movie itself is looking like an early Oscar possible as is Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope’s screenplay.

Dame Judi showed her younger actress colleagues how to show off your legs and still look classy as she climbed the red carpet stairs in her stylish cream coloured coat dress. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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