August 2, 2013 |
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late. That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before completing a degree. Post-"Potter," the child star, who skyrocketed to fame in the big screen-adaptations of J.K. Rowling's series about a boy wizard, took on a small role in "My Week With Marilyn" in 2011, fully returned to acting in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and made serious fun of herself in the self-deprecating raunch-com "This Is the End. " But Watson said that she, and even her agent, were "surprised" by her return to acting after the juggernaut that was "Harry Potter" and the eight feature films.
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May 25, 2013 |
Three years ago, the hot story in L.A. was the Bling Ring, the fame-obsessed group that burglarized the homes of young Hollywood. The film version of their capers, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," premiered to much ado at the Cannes Film Festival last week and arrives in U.S. theaters June 14. What with Coppola and the movie's stars, including Emma Watson and Paris Hilton, walking the red carpet, L.A. Now readers may wonder what became...
May 24, 2013 |
The hype over Sofia Coppola's upcoming film "The Bling Ring" is coming on strong. The latest to surface in my inbox is a news release from SmashBox cosmetics announcing the launch of its Bling Ring makeup kit -- lipstick, lip plumper, mascara, eye liner, primer and a faux croc clutch. Yes, for $48 (an $81 value!) you can "recreate the fame obsessed glamour of the film's stars," the release says. And that's not all: "To give fans a glimpse of the celeb fantasy that 'The Bling Ring' explores," Smashbox is giving away a trip for two to the film's premiere and afterparty June 4 in L.A. (The contest entry period is May 21-28, and info is available here .)
May 23, 2013 |
It's not quite Smashbox meets smash-and-grab, but the cosmetics brand has partnered with makers of "The Bling Ring" for a makeup kit inspired by the fashion-focused heist flick. According to the media materials announcing the merchandise tie-in with the Sofia Copolla film, which hits theaters in L.A. on June 14 and nationwide June 21, the collection aims to "re-create the fame-obsessed glamour of the film's stars with hot pink pouts, out-all-night kohl-rimmed eyes and lashes for days.
May 16, 2013 |
CANNES -- Few people can call watching reality TV a professional obligation. But Emma Watson found herself in just that position researching the role of a celebrity-obsessed thief in the fact-based "The Bling Ring. " “I had a lot of work to get into the character of Nikki,” the actress, 23, told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, referring to the member of the nihilist burglar team she plays in Sofia Coppola's new film. “I watched a lot of 'Kardashians' and a lot of Paris [Hilton]
May 16, 2013 |
"The Bling Ring" had Emma Watson "Keeping Up With the Kardashians. " The "Harry Potter" alum plays a character based on convicted socialite Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's film, which chronicles the shenanigans of those who looted the homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2009 and 2010. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with stars Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Fariga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and writer-director Coppola walking the red carpet.