December 17, 2012 |
Hugh Jackman stalked Tom Hooper; Eddie Redmayne sent in an audition on his iPhone. In fact, according to the British actor, all of Hollywood "leapt out of the musical theater closet" to try to land a part in Hooper's adaptation of "Les Miserables. " Such was the discussion at The Envelope Screening Series for Universal Pictures' musical "Les Miserables. " The discussion also included actresses Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Jackman admitted that once the stalking ended and he landed the part, he did have a brief moment of, "Oh, wow, now I've got to do it. " But for Hooper, spending three hours with Jackman auditioning gave the director the confidence to eliminate most of the script's dialogue in exchange for a sung-through musical.
February 20, 2013 |
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that three Academy Award-winning actors--Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls"), Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago") and Russell Crowe ("Gladiator"), who is currently in "Les Misérables - will be performing Sunday at the ceremony in a celebration honoring movie musicals of the last decade. The three will be joining the stars of "Les Misérables," Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, along with Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tviet, Samantha Banks and Helena Bonham Carter in the tribute to "Les Misérables, "Dreamgirls" and "Chicago," which was the last musical to win the best picture Oscar.
August 2, 2013 |
At the moment, it seems everything's coming up roses on the red carpet. I love the photo at top right from Thursday night's CW Network Young Hollywood Awards held in Santa Monica. Actress Crystal Reed, left, is wearing a cabbage rose jacquard sleeveless dress by Carolina Herrera , and her "Teen Wolf" costar Holland Roden is in an allover-rose and flower print shirt and pants ensemble by Ted Baker . Also on Thursday night, across town in West Hollywood at the Fox Summer All-Star Party, Diane Kruger wore a gorgeous rose and trellis digital print dress by the talented British fashion designer Mary Katrantzou.
October 3, 2012 |
PARIS -- A bevy of starlets showed up for Miuccia Prada's spring-summer 2013 Miu Miu fashion show on Wednesday, the last day of Paris Fashion Week. Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried, Berenice Bejo and current Miu Miu campaign model Chloe Sevigny sat along the sculptural wood runway at Paris' Environmental Council building for one of the last shows of the season. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Fittingly, the look was evocative of Hollywood femme fatales with a modern twist.
August 1, 2013 |
As Jennifer Aniston makes the promotional rounds for her latest comedy, "We're the Millers," in which she plays a stripper, she's also setting the record straight on a few things. A) She and fiance Justin Theroux are not nudists, and B) Katie Couric shouldn't concern herself with Aniston's personal life. Appearing on E!'s late-night gabfest "Chelsea Lately," Aniston joined pal Chelsea Handler in a few off-color conversations. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The first being that Aniston, 44, has taken up her fiance's nudist lifestyle, according to a magazine article that Handler read to her on the show.
August 17, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian let it rip Friday on Instagram, mincing no hashtags in her slam of Katie Couric, whom she deemed a "fake media friend. " It all started out pleasantly enough, it seems, with Couric sending Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West a baby gift with a note congratulating both of them and saying (as a fellow "K"?) "may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition" in naming the baby girl. It was signed, "Fondly, Katie Couric. " So that's all well and good, right? Until Couric, in an interview with InTouch that was posted Thursday, declared that she just didn't get the Kardashian phenomenon.
May 14, 2010 |
Art sometimes imitates life. And then again, life often imitates art. Just ask Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, Franco Nero. In the new romantic comedy, "Letters to Juliet," the 73-year-old Redgrave plays a widow named Claire who had left the love of her life, Lorenzo (Nero), 50 years earlier when she was a student in Verona, Italy. Before she had left, Claire did what numerous women in love have done over the centuries, write a letter about her love affair to the Shakespearean heroine, Juliet, and tack it on the wall of the courtyard where the fictional character had lived.
May 7, 2013 |
The tattered dress Anne Hathawa y wore in her Oscar-winning performance as Fantine in "Les Miserables" recently went on display at Universal Studios Hollywood . It's among the wardrobe items featured at the theme park from three of five films nominated for 2013 Academy Awards for costume design. The pieces are being shown as part of the NBCUniversal Experience, which takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of props and costumes at the amusement park. The display features the opera gown Keira Knightley wore in "Anna Karenina," which won the best costume award for Jacqueline Durran; more costumes from "Les Miserables," including the white gown worn by Cosette (Amanda Seyfried)
July 11, 2013 |
Lil Twist was a lil' twisted early Thursday behind the wheel of Justin Bieber's chrome Fisker Karma - that according to the L.A. County Sheriff's deputies who arrested him around 3:30 a.m. on suspicion of DUI. The aspiring rapper and Biebs BFF - real name Christopher Lynn Moore - was allegedly going 70 mph in a construction zone, L.A. Now reported, and ran a red light on a street leading to the gated Calabasas community where the pop star lives...
December 11, 2012 |
Well, Anne Hathaway, that's one way to drum up interest in the French Revolution. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" saw its New York City premiere on Monday ahead of the musical's Christmas Day release, and star Hathaway forgot a rather important decoration: her underwear. In a black Tom Ford creation with a constructed back and dramatic slit, Annie had herself a wardrobe malfunction while climbing out of her car at the Ziegfeld Theatre: She revealed to photographers that she wasn't wearing any underwear.