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.
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 16, 2013 |
Is Fergie warming up for the pressure that comes with choosing a baby name? The singer and wife to actor Josh Duhamel is now officially Fergie Duhamel, having changed her name from Stacy Ann Ferguson, TMZ reports . And why not? When was the last time anyone thought of her as "Stacy"? The Black-Eyed Peas member started the process last month with a court filing and ended it Friday with a hearing, going through the same process Ron Artest used when he became Metta World Peace and Chaz Bono employed when he changed his name from Chastity Bono - though Chaz included a request for a gender change as well.
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)
May 2, 2013 |
Director/producer/writer Baz Luhrmann must be pretty proud of his latest offering, "The Great Gatsby," due out May 10. At least it looked that way Tuesday night in New York at Prada's cocktail reception kicking off the SoHo store's exhibit of the movie's costumes, designed by Luhrmann's wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, in collaboration with fashion designer Miuccia Prada. One might say he embodied the phrase "busting his buttons" (as seen here). Some of the movie's stars -- Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher -- attended, as did Katy Perry, Florence Welch and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
February 28, 2013 |
Despite its epic title, writer-director-actor Mark Webber's sophomore filmmaking effort "The End of Love" (his first was 2008's "Explicit Ills") is an exceptionally intimate, human-scaled picture. It's also quite a special piece of work. Webber, known largely for his many indie film appearances ("For a Good Time, Call…," "The Hottest State"), stars in this poignant, semi-autobiographical tale of a recently widowed, underemployed actor, also named Mark, devoted to raising his energetic 2-year-old, Isaac (Webber's real-life son, Isaac Love)
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.
May 11, 2010
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