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Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Make Directorial Debuts

March 23rd, 2012 8:40am EDT
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Actresses Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are making their directorial debuts by shooting shorts for a film adaptation of Australian author Tim Winton's "The Turning".

The two stars are among a total of 17 directors who will help bring the collection of short stories to life on the big screen. Producer Robert Connolly will be responsible for pulling the films together for an omnibus feature, about a series of characters whose lives are somehow intertwined, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news will come as a surprise for fans of Blanchett - the Oscar winner recently admitted she...
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10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.

1. BEING FLYNN

Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)

2...
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Cate Blanchett Says She's 'Too Frightened' To Undergo Cosmetic Surgery

March 5th, 2012 8:32am EST
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Australian actress Cate Blanchett is "too frightened" to undertake cosmetic enhancement and pities women who turn to surgeons to alter their looks.

The 42-year-old Elizabeth star has no desire to roll back the years by going under the knife, and admits she has been turned off surgery after seeing the long-term effects of it.

She tells Fashionetc.com, "There's been a decade or probably more of people doing interventions on their faces and their bodies, and now people are seeing that (in the) long term, it's not so great."

"I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and...
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The Complete Indiana Jones Film Collection Coming To Blu-ray This Fall

February 29th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Indiana Jones
The man with the hat is back – and looking better than ever! The world's favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy's thrilling adventures - Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -...
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Kristen Stewart Is Hollywood's Most Profitable Star

December 7th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Kristen Stewart
"Twilight" babe Kristen Stewart has been named Hollywood's most profitable actress.

The 21 year old has topped Forbes magazine's rundown of the most bankable stars, netting an estimated $56 for every dollar she was paid for her last three major films.

Stewart's co-star and real-life boyfriend Robert Pattinson came third in the "Best Actors for the Buck" list, pulling in $39.43 for every $1 he received, while Anne Hathaway was in second place, earning $46 for every $1.

Rounding out the top five are the stars of two massive blockbuster franchises - Daniel Radcliffe of the "Harry Potter" mo...
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Cate Blanchett Launches Rainwater Collection System Down Under

September 2nd, 2011 4:30pm EDT
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Actress Cate Blanchett returned to her native Australia on Friday to promote the launch of a new rainwater collection system in Sydney.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star headed to The Wharf to lend her support to the Sydney Theatre Company's latest green initiative, which captures rainwater from the roof and stores it to service the building's showers and toilets.

Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, who both serve as artistic directors at the Sydney Theatre Company, were both on hand for the big unveiling and she commended locals for taking action to save one of the world's m...
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10-Year-Old Willow Smith Is A Fashion Icon?

July 8th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Willow Smith
Will Smith's pop star daughter Willow has been named a fashion icon by top designer Derek Lam.

The 10-year-old "Whip My Hair" hitmaker and actress has been showing off her sassy style on the red carpet in recent months, and her bold and colorful wardrobe choices have caught the eye of California-based Lam, who has chosen Willow Smith has his top pick for Vogue magazine.

He describes the youngster as: "Naturally talented, charismatic, unblemished optimism, with the whole wide world open to her possibilities and abilities. I think she is the future-forward American icon."

Vogue editors ask...
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Liv Tyler Hoping For A 'Hobbit' Cameo

June 27th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler is eager to re-team with her Lord Of The Rings cast mates Ian Mckellen, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood by joining the cast of the highly-anticipated prequel The Hobbit.

The actress played Arwen in the first three films in the fantasy franchise, but she has so far been left out of the line-up for Peter Jackson's new epic adventure.

Tyler admits seeing the rest of the Lord Of The Rings cast get back together has made her long for a cameo role.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I've seen some of the other actors. I had such an amazing time making those films. I wish that I co...
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Evangeline Lilly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

June 20th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
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Lost's Evangeline Lilly has joined The Hobbit.

"Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel," director Peter Jackson announced on Facebook. "Her name means 'daughter of Mirkwood' and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life."

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Cate Blanchett Launches Film Competition Down Under

April 6th, 2011 8:43am EDT
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Cate Blanchett has launched a film competition in her native Australia encouraging youngsters to step behind the camera to raise awareness of homelessness.

The Oscar-winning actress launched The Oasis: Homeless Short Film Competition in Sydney on Wednesday to coincide with the country's Young Homelessness Matters Day.

Aspiring young filmmakers are asked to create a three-minute movie about the plight of homeless youngsters and the winner will receive a grant of more than $25,000 for their school, according to the AAP.

Blanchett says, "Film and theatre and the visual arts I really stro...
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Review: 'Hanna' A Five Star Sight To Be Seen

April 5th, 2011 7:00am EDT
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I remember seeing the trailer for "Hanna" and definitely being intrigued – action and intensity with a pinch innocence. Though upon expressing my reaction to others, a strange and very resounding 'looks bad' vibe seemed to come down the pike. After seeing the film such an opinion would be a crying shame, as "Hanna" is hands down one of the most touching, funny and downright kinetic films of 2011 – a five star sight to be seen.

The film follows young teenage girl Hanna (Lovely Bones alum Saoirse Ronan), who lives with her rough and tumble widowed father Erik (Original movie Hulk Eric Bana...
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Review: 'Hanna' 'Two Jews On Film' One Is Left Breathless By This Action Thriller (Video)

April 4th, 2011 7:03pm EDT
Hana
'Hanna' directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) is the story of a teenage girl who goes out into the world for the first time and has to battle for her life.

Hanna, played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronana of 'Atonement' is a 16 year old girl...bright, inquisitive and a devoted daughter. But she is far from your typical teenager...Hanna has the strength, the stamina and the smarts of a super solder.

Her widowed father. Erik (Eric Bana) is ex-CIA. The two of them live nestled away in the snow covered forests of Northern Finland. The only other living creature Hanna has ever seen are the ...
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January Jones Rules Out Grace Kelly Role

March 7th, 2011 12:16pm EST
January Jones
Mad Men star January Jones has ruled out ever portraying Grace Kelly in a movie biopic - she's convinced it would destroy her career.

The actress has frequently been compared to the legendary Hollywood beauty but she's determined never to step into her shoes for a film role, because Kelly is too well known to movie fans.

Jones tells Britain's The Times, "I've been offered a couple of TV movies playing Grace Kelly and there was no way I would touch them with a seven foot pole. It would be career suicide. No one would watch them and come away saying anything other than, 'She's so not Grac...
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2011 Oscar Fashion: Celebrities Step Out For The 83rd Academy Awards

February 28th, 2011 9:10am EST
Oscar Fashion
It's the most glamorous night in Hollywood, and the stars didn't disappoint at this year's Academy Awards ceremony.

It was a colorful red carpet. Actresses Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence wore eye-popping crimson.

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were pretty in purple, and Amy Adams wore a bright blue sequined gown.

Check out the photos from the hottest night in Tinseltown, and tell us who you think looked best:

Amy Adams

Halle Berry

Natalie Portman

Sandra Bullock

Gwyneth Paltrow

Michelle Williams

Cate Blanchett

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'The Queen' Is Film Fans' Favorite Movie Monarch

January 18th, 2011 7:05am EST
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Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen is movie fans' favorite royal role, according to a new online poll.

In anticipation of Colin Firth's Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for The King's Speech, and his assured Oscar nomination, websites WENN and Fandango.com staged a weekend vote to find the best movie monarch.

Mirren topped the poll with 47 per cent, while Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth I came in second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Judi Dench came in third and fourth with her portrayals of Elizabeth I (Shakespeare in Love) and Queen Victoria (Mrs. Brown), and Nigel Hawt...
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Elijah Wood Joins 'The Hobbit'

January 10th, 2011 8:13am EST
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is returning to Middle Earth - the actor has signed on to star in the "Lord Of The Rings" prequel "The Hobbit."

The actor will reprise the role of Frodo Baggins in the film, which will start shooting in New Zealand next month. Wood played Frodo in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen will also reprise their roles from the trilogy.
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Cate Blanchett Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

December 8th, 2010 8:20am EST
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The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is "thrilled" after confirming Cate Blanchett as the latest star to join the highly-anticipated film.

Blanchett is set to play elven leader Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien - the part she played in the Lord of the Rings trilogy - and Jackson is ecstatic the Oscar-winning actress has agreed to be involved.

He says in a statement, "Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films."

British actor Martin Freeman and Northern Irish star Jame...
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Shia LaBeouf Named 'Most Valuable' Actor

August 31st, 2010 11:41am EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf has been named the most value-for-money actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row.

The actor topped a survey by Forbes to find the star who pulls in the most money for movie bosses, with LaBeouf earning an estimated $81 in profit for every $1 he is paid.

The 24 year old, who has appeared in a string of high profile blockbusters including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, topped the same poll last year.

Anne Hathaway, whose hit Disney movie Alice in Wonderland recently passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwi...
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Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett Star In 'Robin Hood' - On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 21

August 8th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
Robin Hood
Oscar winner Russell Crowe reunites with "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott to reveal the untold story of a common archer’s rise to become a hero in "Robin Hood", the $309 million worldwide blockbuster coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and single disc DVD on September 21, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All of these versions will feature the theatrical film, as well as a never-before-seen unrated director’s cut of the movie. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand.

The 3-dis...
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Cate Blanchett's Theatre Going Green

June 26th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett donned a hard hat to launch an eco-friendly construction project at her Sydney Theatre Company headquarters in Australia on Friday.

The actress, who is the artistic director of the company, has thrown her support behind the Greening the Wharf initiative, which will see 1,900 solar panels installed in The Wharf Theatre at Sydney's Walsh Bay. The panels will provide 70 per cent of the theatre's electricity requirements - and the Elizabeth star wants more companies to follow their example by investing in green energy alternatives.

Speaking at the launch, she told reporters, ...
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Cate Blanchett's Striking Silver Suit At The Tony Awards

June 14th, 2010 11:25am EDT
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett wore an extreme metallic silver suit to Sunday night's Tony Awards. She looks like some sort of futuristic figure in the dizzying ensemble. What do you think? Should we give her thumbs up for taking a chance or thumbs down for looking like an alien?

Fun facts about Cate:

She admitted she played The Elf Queen in "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy simply so she could wear pointy ears.

One of her best friends is Nicole Kidman.

The Australian beauty has a Texan for a father.

See more photos of Kate here!
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Tony Awards
John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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Kim Kardashian Has Used Botox & Wants A Nose Job

May 25th, 2010 11:49am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has smoothed out her skin with Botox injections even though she's only 29.

The socialite has dismissed repeated rumors she's had surgery on her nose, but admits she has tried the wrinkle-freezing jabs in a bid to retain her youthful looks.

She tells E! Online, "I'm totally not against plastic surgery. I've tried Botox before. That's the only thing that I've done. I've never had my nose done."

But Kardashian reveals she did once contemplate a rhinoplasty and even approached a doctor to discuss the procedure.

She adds, "What's funny about my nose, it's my biggest insecurity...
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'Iron Man 2' Beats 'Robin Hood' At Box Office

May 17th, 2010 8:51am EDT
Iron Man 2
"Iron Man 2" has fought off all competition at the box office for a second weekend, boasting new earnings of $53 million.

The sequel to the 2008 hit, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the comic book superhero, was number one at movie theatres across America at the weekend, sending its week-long total soaring to nearly $212.2 million.

Ridley Scott's epic "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe as the legendary British outlaw and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, settled for second place with $37.1 million on its debut weekend.

Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave's romantic comedy "Letters to Juli...
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Samantha Harris Needs To Iron Her Dress

May 13th, 2010 7:23pm EDT
Samantha Harris
"ET" host Samantha Harris joined stars Eva Longoria and Russell Crowe at the Cannes Film Festival opening party at the Majestic Beach yesterday. Her red gown popped on the red carpet, but her shoulder also looks like it's going to pop out of its socket. It also looks like she packed the dress in her carry-on luggage for the flight over there and just threw it on right out of the bag without ironing it before the event.

The TV personality says she misses hosting "Dancing With The Stars," but she's keeping very busy in her new gig. She recently spent time in Hawaii and London before jetting...
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The New 'Robin Hood': Did It Need A Remake?

May 12th, 2010 9:20am EDT
Robn Hood - Dit it need a remake
Robin Hood is one of the most famous folklore heroes of all time, and the first rhymes and stories about the noble outlaw go as far back as the 14th century. He is typically known as a follower of King Richard II, the Lionheart, and his enemies are the Sheriff of Nottingham and the ambitious Prince John. In time Robin Hood had a whole gang behind him with names as famous as his, like Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian. In most tales he chose to rob from the rich to give to the poor, fighting the greed of the upper classes with his bow, and over the past few centuries thi...
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Russell Crowe Plans To Busk With The Merry Men In Italy

May 10th, 2010 10:47pm EDT
Russell Crowe
"Robin Hood" Russell Crowe has turned an upcoming family break into a busker's vacation - he'll be hitting the streets of Rome, Italy with his movie Merry Men.

The Oscar winner had planned to treat his wife Danielle to a romantic vacation in the Italian capital once his promotional duties for "Robin Hood" were complete, and when his co-stars found out, they decided to join him.

Now, the break for two has become a group holiday centered around singing on the Spanish Steps.

Crowe, who fronted rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, reveals, "It's Danielle's birthday, so I was gonna have dinne...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Robin Hood,' 'Letters to Juliet,' & More

May 10th, 2010 9:40am EDT
Letters To Juliet
Last week “Iron Man 2” totally blew my expectations out of the water, to be equally as enjoyable as its predecessor. It reuses the same formula as the original to achieve success: lighthearted banter, eye-popping special effects, and exciting action sequences. That being said, it’s not a boring carbon copy of the original because it introduces new characters and new challenges for the character Tony Stark. For further comments, check out my review.

May’s second week delivers just three new films to theaters: Ridley Scott’s action epic “Robin Hood,” the romantic dramedy “Letters to Julie...
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Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' Stamped On Australia's History

May 6th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has been immortalized in a new series of Australian stamps to celebrate his upcoming portrayal of British folk hero Robin Hood.

The Oscar-winner plays the Sherwood Forest legend in the latest Hollywood re-imagining of the classic tale, and has been honored by his adopted country in a set of postal stamps featuring Crowe in the guise of his on-screen character.

One of the issued stamps shows the Beautiful Mind star walking through a forest while another shows him firing an arrow.

A spokesperson for Australia Post says, "The release of the film Robin Hood this month is of ...
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Russell Crowe Nearly Quit 'Robin Hood'

April 5th, 2010 9:38am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe nearly quit his role in the upcoming Robin Hood movie after the first draft of the script painted the legendary British outlaw as a villain.

The project, originally titled Nottingham, was marred with problems when production began in 2007, with movie bosses forced to halt work while scriptwriters reworked the story. Sienna Miller was originally cast as Maid Marian, but was axed in favor of Cate Blanchett, and the title was changed to Robin Hood.

Filming eventually began in 2008 and wrapped last year, and Crowe admits he's glad movie bosses agreed to rework the project - be...
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