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Amanda Seyfried - K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers Annual Gala at American Museum of Natural History - Arrivals at American Museum of Natural History - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 4th November 2015
Amanda Seyfried - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015
Amanda Seyfried - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski - Photo call with the cast and creative team for The Way We Get By at the Second Stage Theatre. at Second Stage Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 1st May 2015
No 'Mean Girls' movie sequel but there'll soon be a stage musical.
Tina Fey may have disappointed the legion of Mean Girls fans when she shot down the recent rumours of a sequel to the classic 2004 teen comedy as its 10 year anniversary creeps into view. Fey appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon alongside Lindsay Lohan where they talked about the rumours which have been buzzing louder than ever recently.
Tina Fey Crushed Rumours Of A 'Mean Girls' Sequel.
The 30 Rock star said "At most, it would be like a panel discussion with a plate of hot wings. It's definitely not a movie." When asked if she had written another movie, she replied "No! I wish I had written a movie. No, it's just [...] Mostly we're trying to get a party going."
Amanda Seyfried is possibly Hollywood's most devoted dog owner, and who can blame her? With a pooch like Finn, you wouldn't get us off Instagram either.
It’s no secret that actress Amanda Seyfried likes her dog, Finn. The Hollywood starlet is rarely pictured without her pooch, while her Instagram account is practically a shrine to the lovable hound.
Amanda is often pictured out and about with her dog, Finn.
To be perfectly honest, we don’t blame her. We have to admit, the Australian Shepherd is more than a little bit adorable and the camera does absolutely freaking love him. He’s also rather talented when it comes to balancing inanimate, and animate, objects on his head, which pretty much makes him the ideal dog for any Instagram fan to own. Who out there isn't desperate for a pet to take hilarious photos of? Finn even appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last summer to show off his skill. The well trained pup balanced a hamburger on his head before finally dropping it on the floor and scoffing the meat. Amanda requested a hamburger rather than a cheeseburger, dropping in that Finn is a little ‘lactose intolerant’. He’s also been photographed balancing a duckling on his head, although we hope it didn’t eat that one when he dropped it.
Continue reading: A Girl's BFF: The Story Of Amanda Seyfried And Her Dog Finn
It's not a case of director/actor conflict for 'Ted 2', just a creative decision.
Seth Macfarlane is replacing Mila Kunis with Amanda Seyfried as the female lead in Ted 2. According to Deadline, Kunis will either appear in a small role in the sequel or not appear at all. Apparently there’s no bad blood between Kunis and Macfarlane. The casting change was just a creative decision and Kunis continues to provide the voice of Meg Griffin on MacFarlane’s longrunning Family Guy.
Kunis [l] is out, to be replaced with Amanda Seyfried [r].
There might be some dramatic twist coming in the Ted sequel, if Kunis’ character Lori Collins is no longer in the picture. At the end of Ted Lori married Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett, so there must be some shakeup in the story – either between the two movies or at the beginning of the second one. The rest of the primary cast – Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane himself as the voice of the foul-mouthed teddy bear – are, of course, reprising their roles.
Continue reading: Mila Kunis Is Out, Amanda Seyfried Is In For Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'
Albert is one of the more lucky men living in his doomed Arizona town, mainly because he hasn't yet died; quite a feat for a sheep farmer who can't fire a gun in a time where outlaws rule the West. After one failed confrontation on his part, he is promptly dumped by his girlfriend, but this doesn't prove to be a bad thing when an extremely attractive and feisty new resident shows up in the town. Albert agrees to show her around her new neighbourhood, while she decides to help him man-up and learn how to gun fight properly. It's just as well because he soon finds himself facing mortal peril at the arrival of her ruthless outlaw husband - and he's not the only one who'd rather avoid confrontation this time. With his new friend's encouragement, however, he tries to step-up and take charge of the situation - let's just hope his luck hasn't run out by now.
Following the success of his live action directorial debut 'Ted', 'Family Guy' creator Seth Macfarlane is back with western comedy 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' in which he stars, directs and co-wrote with Alec Sulkin an d Wellesley Wild ('Dads ', 'Ted', 'Family Guy'). The movie is set to be released in the UK on June 6th 2014.
Albert is a sheep farmer who, unlike most men in his small Arizona town, is unable to handle a gun and tries to avoid confrontation at every opportunity. He gets dumped by his girlfriend for his spinelessness - but as a passive individual, he's still one of the luckiest guys in his neighbourhood having so far avoided death. This is a town where the residents are constantly in danger at every corner, but Albert finds his inner strength at the arrival of an attractive and feisty new resident who is willing to death him how to fire a pistol and stand up to his adversaries. And it's just as well when a dangerous outlaw shows up and starts to try and run the town, revealing that he is the husband of Albert's new female friend. Could his luck be up this time?
Behold! The exciting new "punny" posters ahead of the western comedy's release.
A host of pun-tastic and risqué posters has been released ahead of the release of Seth Macfarlane's new comedy western, A Million Way To Die In The West. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, and MacFarlane himself, the movie certainly pulls no punches when it comes to rounding up a killer cast.
MacFarlane Plays a Sheep Farmer Who's About To Receive The Courage Shake-Up He Needs When Charlize Theron Rolls Into Town.
As well as directing, co-writing and producing the comedy, Seth also takes on the role of cowardly sheep farmer Albert. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend (Seyfried) leaves him for another man. However, the farmer hadn't counted on a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) riding into town, who helps him find his courage.
The Aussie actress will appear as Jane in the latest big screen take on the story of Tarzan
Margot Robbie's stock continues to rise higher and higher and as she looks set to become the latest in-demand Hollywood leading lady, her next big role has all but been confirmed. According to The Warp, the Wolf of Wall Street star is in the final stage of negotiations to star in David Yates' big screen version of Tarzan.
Robbie definately has the looks to be a leading lady
With filming set to begin this summer, Robbie looks set to join a cast that already includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Alexander Skarsgard as the loincloth-wearing tree swinger. The big-budget Warner Brothers production has been in the works for some time now, with Robbie's impending appointment to the film hopefully being the final piece of the puzzle needed to get filming of the latest take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel series underway.
Continue reading: Margot Robbie In Final Talks To Star In 'Tarzan'
Actress reveals her favourite kind of porn, the transformation that accompanied her new role in 'Lovelace' and why more films should discuss sex.
Amanda Seyfried's new movie Lovelace may have been rollicked by critics for its thin plot and lack of bravery to go deeper (quite), but the Les Misérables actress has spoken about why, although she's played a wide range of roles, it is Deep Throat porn star Linda Lovelace who is likely to stay with her the longest.
Amanda Overcame Her Fears Of Taking On Such An Intense Role.
Born Boreman, Lovelace rose to cult porn notoriety in the 1970s after she appeared in the highest earning pornographic film of all time, Deep Throat. Her skills were exploited by her abusive husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) after it became known that she was aroused by deep throat stimulation and she became a poster girl for sexual liberation through cinema. However, she would later join feminist and anti-pornography movements, describing the adult movie genre as "legalised rape."
An unusual structure gives this biopic a surprising kick as it explores both sides of the porn industry: the glamour and the sleaze. Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Epstein and Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk) keep things so balanced that it sometimes feels a bit clinical, never letting us feel the intense emotions that gurgle throughout the story. But it's a strikingly well-made film with a terrific all-star cast.
It also cleverly looks like it was actually made in the early 1970s, the period in which it's set. This is when 21-year-old Linda Boreman (Seyfried) left the home of her harshly religious parents (Stone and Patrick) to live with her free-spirited boyfriend Chuck (Sarsgaard). By 1972 she was the most famous porn-star on earth, as the lead actress in the crossover adult movie Deep Throat. But the glamorous lifestyle covered a much darker reality: that the abusive Chuck forced her to make the film while selling her body to anyone willing to pay. And it took her several years to break free, tell her story and stand up against the industry that used her.
Cleverly, the film carefully lays out the male-dominated culture in the industry along with the jet-set high life before rewinding and showing us the gruesome underbelly. It's a bold gimmick that undermines the emotional momentum but forces us to examine our own perceptions. And it helps that the filmmakers recreate the period without much fussiness. Yes, there's a lot of big hair and groovy music, but it's never played for laughs. Everything centres on the characters, who are sharply well-played. Seyfried brings a terrific fragility to Linda, while Sarsgaard reveals Chuck's darkness in a complex way. The unrecognisable Stone is also excellent, while Patrick has the film's most moving moment.
Continue reading: Lovelace Review
Good, but could have been better is the jist.
Lovelace, the biographical film about Linda Boreman, better known as Linda Lovelace, tells the story of the pre-internet porn film, Deep Throat. Primarily, though, it follows Linda from religious country girl to enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom.
The story is set in stone, and it’s a good one, but have directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman managed to translate it to the big screen and do it justice? According to the reviews, it would appear as though they haven’t.
Continue reading: Does Amanda Seyfried Save 'Lovelace'? Only Just - Reviews Roundup
Linda Lovelace's story remains difficult to tell on-screen.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's biopic of porn actress Linda Lovelace has been in development for some time. It's no secret that before Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard came along, Kate Hudson was offered the role in 2011, with James Franco in talks to play Linda's husband Chuck Traynor.
Peter Sarsgaard [L] and Amanda Seyfried [R] In Lovelace
By November 2011, Epstein and Friedman began to sure up the cast, with the lead stars put in place and Sharon Stone, Juno Temple and West Bentley coming on-board. Franco ended up taking the role of Hugh Hefner.
Continue reading: Is Linda Lovelace's Complex Story Simply Unfilmable?
Sarah Jessica Parker discusses her life with Matthew Broderick and their three children in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical at Theatre Royal, London.
The 48-year-old actress commented on how life had changed for her and her husband. Despite the materialism we associate with Parker, primarily because of her role as Carrie in Sex and the City, she claims when she was starting out "the trappings" of fame were never a priority.
Continue reading: Sarah Jessica Parker On Fame, Family Life And Matthew Broderick
'Lovelace' stars Amanda Seyfried and Sharon Stone epitomise sophistication at the Los Angeles premiere for pornstar biopic 'Lovelace'.
Continuing its premiere streak in the US, 'Lovelace' arrived in Los Angeles last night (August 5th 2013) with lead star Amanda Seyfried turning heads yet again on the red carpet.
The actress, who plays troubled porn star Linda Lovelace in the movie about her life, left the rouge lippie that she wore for both the Las Vegas and New York premieres at home this time, instead opting for statement smoky eyes and scooping her hair up rather than letting her long locks hang loose in her trademark over-one-shoulder style. The ageless Sharon Stone also impressed on the red carpet, donning a sophisticated black trouser suit, while Juno Temple teamed her suit with bright yellow heels and a T-shirt featuring a cheeky Lovelace-related slogan. A very serious-looking Chris Noth, who stars as Anthony Romano in the movie, also appeared at the event, alongside his fedora-wearing co-star Adam Brody.
Amanda Seyfried and Sharon Stone turned heads on the red carpet
Wahlberg and Washington host an all-star New York premiere, Seyfried and Stone face their fans, Stiller shows his epic vision for Walter Mitty's secret life, Johnny Knoxville makes a Borat-style comedy...
The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.
Actress Amanda Seyfried's dog, Finn, showed off some neat tricks on 'Late Night with David Letterman.'
If there was a contest for this year's most gorgeous dog. it would have to go to Amanda Seyfried's cute-as-pie Australian Shepherd, Finn. Her fluffy friend showed that not only is his fur sleek and his eyes bright but he also has the showmanship to match his celebrity owner.
Seyfried & Finn Work Out Together.
The Mamma Mia! Actress brought her furry-tailed amigo out to meet David Letterman during an interview on his Late Night show. When asked if Finn possessed any particular talents, Seyfried proudly stated "He balances things on his head," adding "In fact, he has his own Twitter account." She then revealed that not only was Finn ready and waiting in the studio, she had requested that several hamburgers be made ready so that she could demonstrate her pup's talents.
Main star Amanda Seyfried receives a warm greeting from fans and paparazzi as she arrives at a screening for her new movie 'Lovelace' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where she signs several autographs and poses for photos with fans. She is seen rubbing her eyebrow and apparently smudging her make-up before an assistant rushes over to fix her face.
'Gone' star Amanda Seyfried is snapped signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans outside the 'The Late Show With David Letterman' studios in New York City. She then poses for photos for the awaiting photographers before appearing to remember something and trotting back to her car. She retrieves a mysterious white envelope and hands it to Radio Man who is standing nearby, before briefly stopping to pose for a photo with him as she makes her way into the building.
Amanda Seyfried considers the role of Linda Lovelace to be the riskiest in Hollywood.
Amanda Seyfried, the 27-year-old actress who plays Deep Throat adult film star Linda Lovelace in Rob Epstein's new biopic, says she considered the role the 'riskiest' in Hollywood after first reading the script. Of course, the subject matter of 'Lovelace' will always raise eyebrows, but is the new movie co-starring Peter Sarsgaard and James Franco really that risqué?
Amanda Seyfried as 'Linda Lovelace' in Rob Epstein's Forthcomig Biopic
"I read the script and I was like, 'Wow, this is the riskiest thing that's happening [in Hollywood] right now,'" said Seyfried to Elle magazine this month. "The first thing you think about is that it could have ruined my career. At the same time, I was like, 'This is my chance to show them, to show the industry, to be recognized.'"
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried On Taking 'The Riskiest Role In Hollywood'
The filming for "Lovelace" was surprisingly modest.
Amanda Seyfried might be all about taking risks, as she revealed in this month’s Elle magazine, but surprisingly, filming for her upcoming movie Lovelace was actually quite tame. Not something you’d expect from a porn star biopic, however Seyfried refused to do nudity on camera and she also found ways to film the sauciest bits without getting even the slightest bit down and dirty. She recalled the fun of shooting with co-star Peter Skaarsgard and explains that everything was kept firmly PG on set.
‘I used a popsicle to simulate going down on him and I was laughing the entire time. The way the film is shot, it looks sexual but it didn’t feel that sexual or invasive while we were doing those scenes,’ she told Total Film magazine. ‘What’s great about Peter is that he’s the easiest person to do anything with. You can be like, “Drop your pants” and he’ll just shrug and say, “Alright.”’
Continue reading: Even "Lovelace" Didn't Make Amanda Seyfried Take It Off On Camera
The first trailer for 'Lovelace' gives the first look at a hugely talented cast.
The first trailer for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey's Friedman's biopic of 1970's adult movie star Linda Lovelace has rolled out online. Lovelace, stars Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried in the lead role, with the excellent Peter Sarsgaard playing her sleazy and abusive husband Chuck Traynor.
Peter Sarsgaard [L] as Chuck Traynor and Amanda Seyfried [R] as Linda Lovelace
Though the movie is set in the nostalgic era of sideburns, flower dresses, flares and sexual exploration, 'Lovelace' is a grimy film about the 'Deep Throat' star who became a battered, broken woman at the hands of a monster of a man.
Linda Lovelace was a hugely successful pornographic actress who hit global stardom with her 1972 hardcore film 'Deep Throat'. Although apparently happy, feisty and at ease on the surface, she suffered severe abuse and violence at the hands of her husband and manager Chuck Traynor who forced her into the sex industry at gunpoint; a stark contrast to her previous life, being well-known by her friends for keeping all her previous boyfriends at a good distance. While she apparently seemed to enjoy the highlife of national and international stardom, she made attempts to quit pornography to the anger of Traynor, who did everything he could to frighten her into submission. A vulnerable woman who spent her life being used, and who would go on to be a key figure in later anti-pornography movements.
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The film finally has a trailer and a release date - August 9 in the US.
Anticipation mounted, as the first trailer for Lovelace – the Deep Throat star’s biopic, starring Amanda Seyfried, was released yesterday. The film follows the story of Lovelace’s entry into the porn industry and the reasons behind it, as well as her eventual escape from the business and her abusive husband. It tracks the journey from her humble beginnings in the Bronx and her eventual notoriety, as well as the controversy, surrounding her life and career. Lovelace died in a carcrash 2002, after several decades of advocating against the porn industry.
Seyfried will face the challenging role alongside a talented cast.
The film features a star-studded cast – from Seyfried as Lovelace herself to Peter Sarsgaard as her opportunistic and abusive husband Chuck Traynor. Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Chris Noth, Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple and Hank Azaria make appearances in various supporting parts and, of course, where would a 2013 movie be without multi-tasker James Franco. He appears here as a sleazy, but still somehow charming young Hugh Hefner.
An all-star cast very nearly goes down with the ship as filmmaker Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) indulges in relentlessly farcical silliness. Thankfully the actors play it relatively straight, injecting moments of dark emotion and sharp wit in between the corny wackiness. But the script is more interested in humiliating its characters than finding any genuine humour.
The eponymous nuptials are between Alejandro and Missy (Barnes and Seyfried), who haplessly watch their families implode as the big day approaches. Alejandro's adoptive dad Don (De Niro) and his long-time girlfriend Bebe (Sarandon) are planning the event, but Alejandro's deeply religious birth-mother (Rae) is coming from Colombia, so he asks his dad to pretend to still be married to his ex-wife Ellie (Keaton). Meanwhile, Alejandro's sister Lyla (Heigl) is having her own marriage crisis, while his brother Jared (Grace) can't keep his libido under control.
As the preparations continue, the plot gets increasingly tangled. But it also becomes strangely ingrown, as if these people have never met anyone outside their small circle of family and friends. Past secrets are revealed and dark peccadillos come to light, leading to a series of manic confrontations. Through it all, the film remains blandly amusing, although its rather extreme moments never quite escalate to Meet the Parents hilarity. Thankfully they avoid the strained goofiness of Death at a Funeral.
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Breaking news: gorgeous actress Amanda Seyfried feels good naked.
Amanda Seyfried doesn’t have any body image issues concerning her breasts – not anymore at least. The actress was recently a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show and the conversation somehow turned to the size of Amanda’s assets – which the actress clearly had no problem with. She did advocate against harsh diets though, saying: "I looked way better when I was 15. I had huge breasts, and then I came to Hollywood and I was like 'I got to lose weight. I got to look thin and fit,' and I lost them a little bit."
The actress admitted that she now has no problem with the size and shape of any part of her body, but it did take her a while to get to this point. When Ellen asked whether Seyfried now thinks she looks good naked, the Red Riding Hood actress had this to say: "At this point in my life I do. Because you know what, it just doesn't matter anymore. You just have to. Like, when you're young you don't appreciate it, and I feel like everyone that's a bit older wishes they appreciated when they were young."
The topic came about when Amanda and Ellen were discussing Seyfried’s recent appearance in Allure magazine’s 'How to Look Good Naked' issue. When asked by the host why she was the only woman in the issue, who wasn’t actually naked (so don't waste your time scouring Google), Seyfried answered: “I really don’t know. No one asked me to be. I don’t wanna take it personally, but no one mentioned nudity.”
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried On The Bad Side Of Weight Loss: 'I Had Huge Breasts'
'Epic' star Amanda Seyfried confesses her breasts got smaller when she got in acting due to pressure to lose weight.
Amanda Seyfried laments her weight loss when she moved to Hollywood because she lost her 'beautiful huge breasts' that she possessed as a teenager.
In an interview on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show', the 'Les Miserables' star was asked if she felt that she looked good naked. 'At this point in my life, I do', she said, adding that she thinks that most older people wished that they'd appreciated what they had when they were young. 'I looked way better when I was 15', she confessed. 'I had beautiful huge breasts and then I came to Hollywood and I was like, 'I gotta lose weight, I gotta look thin and fit' and I lost them a little bit.' The 27-year-old insisted, however, that she didn't miss them because they were 'quite uncomfortable' but claimed that she had 'some nice curves' and thinks that women should embrace their figures 'as opposed to trying to get rid of everything all the time.'
It might have been a case of TMI for many viewers, but she nonetheless earned applause from the studio crowd with her empowering comments on the pressures of being too slim. The star didn't have to worry too much about her figure in her recent project though which saw her voice protagonist MK in the animated movie 'Epic' which is now out in movie theatres.
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Thinks She Looked 'Feminine' With A Larger Bust
Amanda Seyfried says she lost weight after moving to Hollywood.
Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried says she lost her "beautiful, huge breasts" after moving to Hollywood to pursue a career in movies. The 27-year-old - who plays Linda Lovelace in a forthcoming biopic - called in on the Ellen Degeneres show this week to discuss her beginnings.
"I looked way better when I was 15. I had beautiful, huge breasts!" the actress explained, "And then I came to Hollywood and I was like I gotta lose weight. I gotta look thin. I gotta get fit. And I lost them a little bit." It seems she lost more than "a little bit," telling DeGeneres she was an D cup though that she doesn't miss them, "...because they were ... uncomfortable."
Despite her own decisions, Seyfried warned, "I was feminine. I had some nice curves. And I think we should appreciate that instead of trying to get rid of everything."
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Wants Her 'Beautiful, Huge Breasts' Back!
Although this adventure's premise will appeal to children, and the child within us, the film itself is far too simplistic to be a classic. But at least the animation looks terrific, with swooping action and an inventive use of nature imagery. The result is relatively engaging, consistently entertaining and never remotely suspenseful.
The story begins as teen Mary Katherine, better known as MK (voiced by Seyfried), returns home to live with her mad-inventor dad (Sudeikis) after her mother dies. Dad's house is on the edge of the forest, where he is obsessed with discovering a miniature world of beings who keep the natural world running. But his focus on work has alienated everyone in his life, and MK is still struggling to break through to him. Then she has a freak encounter with the tiny Queen Tara (Knowles), who shrinks her to two inches tall. Suddenly she's working with the Queen's chief leafman Ronin (Farrell), a rogue soldier Nod (Hutcherson), and a goofy slug and snail duo (Ansari and O'Dowd) to save the forest from the evil Mandrake (Waltz).
The script eliminates all complexity in its depiction of good and evil. Mandrake is bent on destroying the forest for no real reason, trying to bring his creeping grey decay to what is otherwise an idyllic, magical world drenched in colourful flowers, verdant ferns and trickling brooks. In other words, it's so obvious who is going to win this battle that we never for a moment worry about our rag-tag group of heroes, no matter what violence they face. So we sit back and enjoy the animators' work. While the humans look like plastic dolls, the bugs, birds, plants and critters are simply astounding, and some of the action scenes are genuinely exhilarating.
Continue reading: Epic Review
Amanda Seyfried discusses her character Mary Katherine (aka M.K.) from the Blue Sky Studios animated movie 'Epic' during a red carpet interview.
As Blue Sky Studios' new animated movie 'Epic' comes to New York for the premiere, several of the film's stars are snapped on their arrival. The set up for photographs includes several cardboard cut-outs of characters, a grassy carpet and a collection of bracken and tree stumps.
Can James Franco's movie become the first since 'Tyson' in 2008 to win the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes?
As I Lay Dying - which competes for the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival this month - is very much James Franco's baby. The 35-year-old Oscar nominee wrote, directed and stars in the movie adapted from William Faulkner's classic American novel of the same name.
Though the trailer hints at Franco's penchant for the surreal and avant-garde, it looks a far more straight laced movie than his previous stints behind the camera. The movie tells the story of Addie Bundren's death and her impoverished family's subsequent quest to bury the body in accordance with her wishes. Franco plays the second oldest child Darl, while Tim Blake Nelson appears to do a sublime job of portraying father Anse. Danny McBride plays friend of the family Vernon Tull while Fruitvale's Anha O'Reilly plays daughter Dewey Dell.
Continue reading: James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Packs A Punch [Trailer]
Blonde Beauty Amanda Seyfried will be the new face of Givenchy's Very Irresistible
"F**k yeah." This might not be the kind of language that you naturally associate with the Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried, but this was her response when she was asked if she'd like to take over from Liv Tyler as the face of Givenchy's Very Irresistible fragrance. "It's an honest collaboration," she told WWD. "I'm proud to be a part of [the brands I'm involved with] because what they do is really cool, especially Givenchy - they're so artistic. And I feel like I have a foot in the fashion industry now."
The advertising campaign has already been shot, with Seyfried featuring in both print and TV campaigns. The TV ad was shot by Cédric Klapisch, whilst the print campaign was helmed by Glen Luchford, with Riccardo Tisci on styling duties. The global president at Givenchy, Thierry Maman, commented that the Les Miserablees actress had been chosen for her natural "style and elegance" and added that her high profile made her "a natural pick" for the Very Irresistible brand. "Amanda is a chic, sexy woman who is a perfect fit for Givenchy."
That's not to say that Amanda's intending to head down the path of launching a celebrity fragrance any time soon though. "They're hard work, and the more you do, they take away from your work as an actor. I'm doing these two campaigns because I care about them and the people involved. They're great things to be attached to."
Harry Reams, the adult movie actor who shot nearly 400 porn films, has died in Utah.
Harry Reams, the former porn actor best known for starring opposite Linda Lovelace in Deep Throat, has died of pancreatic cancer in Utah. Reams - who starred in almost 400 adult films - was working the lights on the famous adult movie but ended up scoring the lead role after the original star was "unable to perform his duties," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Manhattan-born Reams was arrested in 1974 for conspiracy to distribute obscenity across state lines, eventually appearing in a court case that had broader culture implications for creative freedom. Jack Nicholson and various other stars lent their support though co-star Lovelace testified against him. He was convicted in 1976, though the verdict was overturned in 1977.
Reams struggled with alcoholism, though gave up drink in 1989, married, and became a real estate agent. In 2005, he revealed he never saw Linda Lovelace after the criminal trial and remained bitter over the conflict. "The only opportunity I had to briefly make contact with Linda Lovelace was vicariously through a friend of hers, who called me up to tell me that she needed some money; she needed a liver transplant and couldn't afford it. So I sent a thousand dollars to her... and never heard back, never got a thank-you." Lovelace - who later denounced her career in pornography - died in 2002 following complications from a serious automobile accident.
Continue reading: Harry Reams, The Accidental 'Deep Throat' Star, Dies Aged 65
Kill Your Darlings, a movie starring Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg, has been snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics following its screening at the Sundance Film Festival. The deal is for U.S, Australian, New Zealand, South African, African TV and Eastern European rights.
The film explores how a 1944 murder brought together the young college students who would go on to become the voices of the Beat Generation. As well as Radcliffe, Kill Your Darlings stars Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston and Elizabeth Olsen. “This is an amazing movie, a great American drama, thriller, and perfect evocation of New York in the 1940′s as you have never seen on screen before,” Sony said in a statement. “With an ensemble cast that is truly mind-blowing led by Daniel Radcliffe in a profoundly moving performance as Allen Ginsberg, we are witnessing the birth of a major new American filmmaker.”
There has certainly been a clear buying trend at Sundance 2013, with Radcliffe’s movie the latest to be snapped up in super-quick time. The most high profile acquisition was The Way, Way Back – a comedy starring Steve Carell, Toni Colette and Sam Rockwell that Fox Searchlight thought was strong enough to splash $10 million on. The film has a pretty decent pedigree, with Academy Award winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash getting behind the camera for their debut flick. Elsewhere, Jennifer Coolidge’s comedy Austenland found a home at Sony ($4 million), though all eyes were on big-wig Harvey Weinstein, a man known for picking up undiscovered gems at film festivals and turning them into Oscar contenders. This year, he opted for Fruitvale, a drama starring The Wire’s Michael B. Jordan that focuses on police brutality. “I was completely amazed by this incredible film. This earth-shattering story is one that needs to be told, and we are honored to be able to share Oscar’s story with audiences everywhere,” said Weinstein in a statement.
Continue reading: Radcliffe For An Oscar? ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Snapped Up At Sundance
James Franco may have let slip who’s on board to direct Fifty Shades of Grey. The actor was speaking to the Sunday Times at the Sundance Festival and revealed that he was under the impression that Gus Van Sant was on board to do it. And, he revealed, if the Good Will Hunting director was on board, he’d be in favour of stepping into the hotkey-contested role of Christian Grey.
“It sounds interesting,” said Franco, when asked about the forthcoming novel adaptation. “I heard Gus [Van Sant] might direct it. If he directed it, I'd do it.” It wouldn’t be the first time that Franco had been involved in a cinematic BDSM adventure, either. He produced the BDSM documentary Kink as well as playing the role of Hugh Hefner in the porn biopic Lovelace. Gus Van Sant is no stranger to a controversial subject matter, either, with movies such as My Own Private Idaho and Drugstore Cowboy under his belt. Interestingly, as Examiner.com reported, Van Sant recently finished filming Promised Land, with the very same production company being used on Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fans of Fifty Shades are starting get impatient, waiting to find out who will be cast in the movie, as well as who will helm the production from the director’s chair. A number of fan-made ‘trailers’ have surfaced, including one with Amanda Seyfried and Garrett Hedlund but excited fans will be disappointed to learn that the movie has not been cast yet.
Starting at full-emotion and never wavering for a moment, this huge movie adaptation of the long-running stage musical wears us out with its relentlessly epic approach. OK, so neither the musical nor Victor Hugo's source novel could be accused of being understated, but director Hooper (The King's Speech) never even tries to find a moment of quiet feeling here. The result is thrillingly moving, making the most of the soaring anthems that fill the show. But it's also pretty overwhelming.
The story starts in 1815 as convict Jean Valjean (Jackman) finishes 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. His parole officer Javert (Crowe) vows to keep an eye on him, but Valjean slips away and, after a redemptive encounter with a priest, eventually reinvents himself as an upstanding businessman. He tries to help fallen woman Fantine (Hathaway), rescuing her daughter Cosette (Allen, then Seyfried) from her greedy foster parents (Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter). Years later, Valjean and Cosette move to Paris, where a young revolutionary (Redmayne) falls for Cosette just as the 1832 student uprisings break out. And Javert is still determined to recapture Valjean.
Hooper maintains the play's operatic style, in which the dialog is sung-through in between the big numbers. And we're talking about massively emotional power ballads here, performed to wrenching effect. Hathaway's one-take rendition of I Dreamed a Dream is the kind of breathtaking scene that wins Oscars. Jackman's voice wavers and cracks beautifully as he holds the story together. Marks delivers a belting version of the soulful On My Own. Redmayne nearly steals the show with his soaring tenor voice and wonderful acting chops. Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter provide some raucously overwrought comical relief. And Crowe gets away with Javert's big musical moments because he has the acting power to back up his oddly thin voice.
Continue reading: Les Miserables Review
The National Board Of Review Awards took place last night (January 8, 2013), with many evidently viewing the bash as a warm-up before the Oscar nominations get announced tomorrow (January 10, 2013). As such, some of the names who may well be featuring in less than 24 hours time were on the red carpet, including Skyfall's Daniel Craig, Argo director and actor Ben Affleck, stars from Les Miserables including Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, and many more.
We could hardly bring ourselves to visit Russell Crowe's Twitter page when first hearing that he'd responded to Adam Lambert's criticism of Les Miserables. We assumed the boisterous Australian would take apart the former American Idol star inch-by-inch, so imagine our surprise when the actor appeared to agree with Lambert.
The singer had initially taken to Twitter after seeing the film, telling his two million followers, "Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers." In fact, his thoughts on the movie mirrored those of the critics, who gave the film generally positive reviews, though nothing out of the ordinary. Lambert added, "I do think it was cool they were singing live - but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals.The industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?" Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried have singing experience, though the likes of Crowe and Anne Hathaway were effectively debuting their singing voices for the first time. Crowe, who plays Javert in the epic based on Victor Hugo's novel, tweeted in response, "I don't disagree with Adam. Sure it could have been sweetened, Tom Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is." MASSIVE anti-climax.
Les Miserables - described by Rolling Stones' Peter Travers as "perfectly marvellous" - is likely to score numerous Oscar nominations in the January 10 announcement.
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe entertained the crowds at the Les Miserables premiere in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday (December 20, 2012), laughing and joking while also pretending to race each other down the red-carpet! Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel has received cautious praise from critics, though Jackman's performance in particular came in for specific fanfare.
Speaking to The Australian, Jackman admitted that musicals aren't for everyone, "When it doesn't work, it stinks to high heaven, musical theatre. It can be very phoney. If it's not done well, it doesn't affect you in any way. I think musicals are the Mount Everest of moviemaking - I don't think there's anything more difficult to pull off."
"I don't know if you had heard, but I had done one for Barbara Walters all those years ago.Very steamy," he told Leno, "It had been a while and I had promised never to do it again, but Amanda's birthday was the night of one of the premieres for the movie in New York, so I was singing her 'Happy Birthday." Can you guess where this is going? Yep, Jackman opted to bust out some of his Tony award winning dance moves, "Really, she's the naughtiest, cheekiest girl," he said. Seyfried had already told E! News that she barely remembers the dance, though Jackman confirmed he "started grinding it out for her", adding, "She seemed happier, I don't know."
The Australian star received a Golden Globe nomination last week, describing it as "the best 5.45am wakeup call I've had in all my life." The veteran theater actor told Ellen DeGeneres "Immediately after I found out I went back to sleep and actually had the best two hours from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. I've ever had in my life."
Hugh Jackman has had a good week, or at least a good day, as he got nominated for a Golden Globe and received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday.
The Aussie actor just recently premiered his new film, the screen adaptation of Les Miserables (it’s pretty good, we hear) and is already being touted for an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Jean Valjean. Can you tell we’re in the midst of award season by now? A star on the Walk of Fame is a pretty big deal, your name written in stone in downtown Hollywood and all, but Jackman accepted it with the traditional modesty "This is quite a ride... It's a surreal experience. I'm a kid from the suburb of Barunga, on the northern side of Sydney... This is completely surreal," he said, quoted by AFP.
The 44-year-old actor accepted the honor in the company of his Les Mis co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway, as well as his wife and two children. He joked about using the award plate as a parenting technique: “Say 10 years from now, when they're remembering all the things I did wrong, it's gonna save a fortune in therapy - they can come here, graffiti it, stomp on it, spill their soda on it, whatever.” Interesting idea, to be sure, but perhaps those therapy sessions would be more effective after all.
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