Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
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Ben Barnes (the next Orlando Bloom!) is featured in the film industry magazine Factory.
The 26-year-old British actor will be featured in the forthcoming film adaption of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, directed by New Zealand’s Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).
Prince Caspian is due out May 16, 2008.
Check our more pictures of Ben Barnes at Factory-Magazine.com.
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The singer-songwriter auditioned for a role in Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine two weeks ago, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. No word on what role she tried out for, though.
Last month, Maggie Q, 28, was said to be the front runner for the role of Silver Fox, Wolverine’s love interest.
Also rumored to be joining the cast are: Naomi Watt’s partner Liev Schreiber
Gossip Girl hunk Penn Badgley flexes what his momma gave him in a recent hot photoshoot.
All-new episodes of Gossip Girl return on Wednesday, Jan 2 @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW. In episode “School Lies”, Serena (Blake Lively) looks hot in a one-piece, Blair (Leighton Meester) slips into a bikini and Nate (Chace Crawford) goes shirtless in a pool with Blair. Hot!
Only two more episodes were completed before the writers strike!
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Friday, December 28, 2007
This would be Justin’s first step into the beauty world. Mr. J.T. already has his toes dipped in the fashion world with his William Rast clothing line. For fall 2008, that collection will be expanded to include sportswear.
Model-actress Liv Tyler is already the face for the Very Irrésistible Givenchy fragrance and the house’s makeup line
Jonathan Rhys Meyers returns as bad boy King Henry VIII and Henry Cavill as Henry VIII’s best friend, Charles Brandon.
Season 2 of The Tudors kicks off on Sunday, March 30th. The premiere begins with Henry and Catherine still not quite divorced, and the nation in upheaval. Multiple Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole, 74, recently joined the cast as Pope Paul III.
Check out The Tudors preview videos for season four here and here
Enjoy this first look at Bruce Banner, played by Edward Norton, who also helped pen the script.
The Incredible Hulk was directed by Louis Leterrier (Transporter) and opens in theaters nationwide on June 13, 2008. The first trailer is rumored to air during the Superbowl.
Tim Roth plays Hulk villain Emil Blonsky, aka The Abomination, William Hurt plays General “Thunderbolt” Ross and Liv Tyler plays Banner’s love interest Betty Ross. Norton replaced Eric Bana, who played the title character in the 2003 film Hulk. Tyler replaced Jennifer Connelly.
Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane, aka Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan, is featured in the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine.
Flaunt’s Drew Tewksbury writes about his tortured workout alongside the Grey’s hunk in his piece called “Getting Big With Eric Dane“.
“You’re doing great, you’re gonna feel better than you’ve ever felt after this,” Dane says.
Grey’s returns with one all-new episode (”Lay Your Hands On Me”) on Thursday, Jan 10. It’s the last one completed before the writers’ strike.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007
The Duchess trailer is up!
Keira Knightley plays Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire, a controversial real-life figure from the 18th century. She has an affair with Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (Dominic Cooper).
“You can’t ask me to battle nature and my own heart!” Keira exclaims in the trailer. And yes, ladies, there’s a shirtless scene of Dominic making out with Keira!
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Josh’s rep confirmed to TMZ that he proposed “recently”.
Fergie, 35, and Josh, 32, have been dating on and off since September 2004. She appeared in an episode of Las Vegas, along with the Black Eyed Peas, in an episode titled “Montecito Lancers”, which originally aired on November 1, 2004.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Natalie Portman designed a vegan collection of shoes in collaboration with Te Casan. (Vegans do not use or consume animal products of any kind.)
The Natalie Portman Collection arrives February 2008 online and at the NYC boutique located at 382 West Broadway. The shoes are available for pre-order on January 15. 5% of all vegan shoe profits will be going to charity.
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Smallville star Kristin Kreuk, aka Lana Lang, has been cast in the upcoming live-action film Street Fighter movie as Chun-Li
According to comingsoon.net,Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li starts filming in Thailand in March 2008.
LationReview got their paws on an early version of the script. Here are some spoiler-rific bits:
– The new flick centers on one character: Chun-Li. That’s it. No Ryu, no Ken, no Guile, no eight million characters.
– Chun-Li’s mother dies and now she has no one. She searches out a man called Gen and it is he who tells her that her father is actually still alive in the hands of Bison. Chun-Li then trains with Gen. She becomes faster! Stronger! She is…THE STREET FIGHTER!
– The movie is a revenge flick plain and simple. There’s some awesome kung-fu action in the script but there’s no fireballs. No sonic booms. No flash kicks. Pure and simple Chun-Li is on a mission to find her father and take down Bison.
Here’s to hoping they use the same costume!
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May love fill your hearts, joy penetrate your home and peace resound from your carols!
*** hugs!!! ***
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Monday, December 24, 2007
Her BFF/bridesman, T.R. Knight told People that the 30 minute ceremony was "incredible and beautiful." Other Grey's faces included Sandra Oh and fellow newlywed Kate Walsh. We can't wait to see photos from the gorgeous event. Congrats to the happy couple!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Kathy Bates, who plays Holly's mother, has her reasons for disliking Gerry and his letter-writing, but mostly seems pretty unsupportive of her grieving daughter. Thankfully, she's a strong enough actress to make it work. Other bit players are all equal parts high and low, Lisa Kudrow is 80% just playing Phoebe, for better or for worse, and Harry Connick Jr. is kind of quirky/sweet, but to be honest he made me uncomfortable.
Overall the movie is fine, but nothing more. It'll make you cry if you're into that sort of thing and it will probably make you roll your eyes at least a few times. To its merit, it doesn't go the easiest possible route with the ending, but along the way there are moments when it seems like the kindest gesture is just too intentionally heartbreaking. I'm sure there will be a few people who love this movie, but for most it's a love story that (like the bad karaoke in the film) just doesn't hit the right notes.
P.S. There is not nearly enough Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
To see the trailer and more clips from P.S. I Love You, check out movies.ivillage.com.
Casting call fliers for a “Gossip Girl reality TV series” are currently being handed out in Manhattan neighborhoods. Spies over at TV Guide spotted fliers being handed out on the Upper West Side.
Here’s what the casting flier says:
“Are you the real Gossip Girl? Maybe an adorable Seth Cohen (The O.C.) prepster who hates TV? Either way, we’d love to chat with you. We’re looking for NYC prep-schoolers for a reality show [to air on] a major youth-oriented network.”
MTV? The CW? Nickelodeon?
WHAT DO YOU THINK about a Gossip Girl reality tv series — HIT or FLOP?
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Friday, December 21, 2007
Thankfully, Jenny wasn't in it much either. She just bugs me.
I know you all are slightly more Team Serena, but the Blair/Dad/Dad's lover plot was sweet last night, right? Plus, since when is Waldorf mom such a sympathetic character? I didn't think I would ever like the parents on this show but, sigh, I guess I do.
So Vanessa got Dan the best Christmas gift ever: getting published in the New Yorker Fiction Issue. Um, suuuure. We'll just go with it. He's amazingly talented. Of course, Serena felt all one-upped so went out and bought him a fancy watch so he doesn't miss all his important meetings. He's kinda a jackass about it and won't accept the gift. Instead, they agree to stay under $50.
The Humphrey parent happiness didn't last too long. Just like that, Allison was terrible again and carrying on behind Rufus' back. I'm glad that she is once again on her way to Hudson (and off the show?), but the final scene with her was a little sad.
Seriously though, why was Dan reading his mom's mail out loud?
Meanwhile, how much do you want Mr. Waldorf and Mr. Waldorf's European lover to just move in with Blair and her mom. One big happy family! Blair was momentarily bratty, but mom saved the day. Yay Eleanor!
Chuck was getting a little racy with those text messages to Blair asking about how she faked her virginity and threatening to tell Nate.
Speaking of virginity on GG, Dan and Serena, eh? That snow room was pretty cool, but it actually ended up snowing. Way to steal Serena's (or, you know Vanessa's) thunder, Mother Nature.
Serena on Bart Bass: "He raised Chuck. That scares me."
Cliffhanger! Rufus is outside the van der Woodsen apartment in the freezing cold with no jacket semi-professing his love for Lily on her answering machine while inside Bart Bass was proposing to her. That seems a bit out of the blue since just a few episodes ago he was ignoring her, but okay! What's she going to do? And how angry is that going to make Chuck?
So, what did you think about the episode? Is Rufus a bit of a hypocrite? Is Eleanor Waldorf growing on you? Will Chuck tell Nate? Dan in the New Yorker? Is Vanessa getting better? And, seriously, how exciting does the two part episode starting on January 2 look? Amazing.
The romantic comedy is based on the Cecelia Ahern novel and also stars Scottish hunk Gerard Butler.
“We laughed so hard during the striptease scene,” Swank said. “Gerry was so funny because he was so nervous and wanted it to be funny but was afraid it wouldn’t be. But when that suspender swung across the room and hit my head it hurt so badly. I was laughing and crying at the same time because I couldn’t figure out what happened. Can you believe I did a boxing movie and came away unscathed and then I do a romantic comedy and this happens?”
Swank continued to sing high praises of her costar: “Oh, he is so wonderful. Gerry (Butler) is obviously a talent, but people don’t know him very well yet as a person because he is fairly new to the business. But he is just such a gem of a person, very funny and very charming. I would work with him forever, I adore him.”
Swank, 33, didn’t stay for the movie, reports say. She was seen exiting the Savoy Cinema with her assistant carrying a large popcorn and Coke back to her chauffeured car.
Penn wore cutie Calvin Klein underwear!
The trio dished the dirt on each other, revealing what they “really thought about each other.” Ed apparently is a musician and is part of a band back in the UK. Between the three of them, Penn is the biggest player, Ed watches the most chick flicks and Chace? Well, he got burned. He apparently spends the most time in front of the mirror, likes the worst music, tells the worst jokes and takes advantage of the most celebrity perks! Ouch!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Beyonce Knowles put on a festive red dress to celebrate the launch of Emporio Armani's Diamonds alongside Giorgio Armani himself at the designer's flagship store in Milan yesterday. As the scent's spokeswoman, B fulfilled her duties with a few simple poses and that big smile of hers. The straight hair seems a bit severe on B, I prefer her with a softer look, you? While she was there to support the fragrance, naturally Beyonce was wearing a few of the scent's namesake gems herself. Though, there's probably not a day that goes by where Beyonce's not decked out in diamonds to some extent.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Screw the Upper East Side, Times Square is the place to be!
Gossip Girl guys Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford soak up the paparazzi attention outside the MTV studios in Times Square, New York City Monday afternoon after an appearance on TRL.
Tune in Wednesday, December 19th @ 3:30 PM ET/PT on MTV to catch the pretty boys in action.
Curious to see if Santa will be good to our favorites on the Upper East Side? Check out the all-new Gossip Girl episode “Roman Holiday” this Wednesday, Dec. 19 @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW. Blair’s (Leighton Meester) father, Harold (guest star John Shea, Lex Luthor from Lois & Clark) makes his debut…
The Spice Girls glittered in gold at their first performance back in the UK on Saturday night. Becks and the boys were in the house once again to wave and cheer on their Posh Spice, and we have a feeling the energy was high with the rest of their loyal British fans (like Gordon Ramsay) as well. Injured Emma wasn't about to let her ankle get in the way of her homecoming and hobbled her way through the choreography. Overall, it looks like the ladies were greeted with a warm welcome and that they're still winning hearts of fans all over the world even after all these years.
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This January, always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Peep the super creative 27 Dresses movie poster, featuring Katherine Heigl wearing a bridesmaid’s dress with film credits scribbled all over it.
The upcoming romantic comedy from Twentieth Century Fox is directed by Step Up’s Anne Fletcher, also stars cornball extraordinaire James Marsden and opens nationwide on January 11, 2008.
Plot: A young woman (Heigl) who has made a career out of being a bridesmaid but never a bride faces her worst nightmare when her sister (Malin Åkerman) becomes engaged to the man of her dreams. Luckily, the wedding brings around the man (Marsden) who will change her bridesmaid status for good, along with the help of her nephew Brett (Ryan Laskey).
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Monday, December 17, 2007
Nearly three million people have watched Celine, 39, perform 717 live shows since the show opened in March 2003. Gross ticket sales have totaled a whopping $400 million. If you missed out, you can watch the show on the newly released five-hour double DVD “Celine Dion: A New Day - Live in Las Vegas”.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Director of menswear David Walker-Smith said: "David Beckham is a global style icon, appealing equally to men and women. Where he goes, fashion is bound to follow, so briefs are the big story for underwear."
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
This is how it all started: friends Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson moved from Detroit to New York City in the '80s and quickly became quite the socialites. While working with a fashion designer on their catwalk show, they couldn't find someone to lend them jewels to accessorize the collection. Little did they know that having to string crystals and beads on suede would soon become their full-time jobs.Signature Erickson Beamon beaded necklaces, chandelier earrings, bracelets, and brooches, retailing for $228 up to $2,000, can be found at BlueBee and Net-a-Porter. Shopbop is currently holding an Erickson Beamon sale!
The chain retailer's racks will be overflowing with bold-colored outerwear, fitted dresses, sportswear themes, exposed zippers, ruffles, '70s tunics, wide-leg jeans, and knit dresses. Oh, and it looks like global chic is here to stay. I have dibs on this red trapeze coat and a blue fitted dress. Which items catch your eye?
Paris Hilton decided to really go for gold in her new photoshoot for her line of sparkling wine
Rich Prosecco. From her clothes to her music to her newest fragrance, she's always around the world promoting something and this week she's in Berlin to show off the canned alcoholic beverage. Rich Prosecco won't hit the states until sometime next year, but we want to know — would you drink Paris' champagne ?
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The drama is based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.