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Jessica Chastain News





This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jessica Chastain and Cuba Gooding Jr.

August 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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Shining Star: Jessica Chastain - If you don't know who Jessica Chastain is yet, you sure are missing out. As last year's breakout star, she snagged killer roles and Oscar nominations for her parts in "The Help" and "The Tree of Life." Now she's gearing up for her next movie "Lawless," starring opposite Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Shia LaBeouf.

Chastain was also just picked by Vanity Fair for their International Best-Dressed List, sharing the September cover with Kate Middleton. The 35-year old actress is literally showing off her goods and her sultry side, appearing half-nude for the mag....
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Kate Middleton Tops Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List

July 31st, 2012 2:44pm EDT
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton, known more formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is the best dressed woman in the world, according to Vanity Fair.

Magazine editors recently compiled their annual list of male and female trendsetters, and Prince William's wife unsurprisingly made the number-one spot.

Even before she made waves in her wedding gown in the spring of 2011, she was already on many people's list of fashion mavens.

Kate makes sophistication look sexy. And she's even gotten away with wearing pantyhose (which is so '90s.)

Check out who else made the best dressed list...

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PETA Names Jessica Chastain & Woody Harrelson The Sexiest Vegetarians

June 28th, 2012 2:51pm EDT
Jessica Chastain & Woody Harrelson
The Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year are Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson. Bosses at animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) chose the duo for 2012.

Chastain ("The Help" and "Texas Killing Fields") adopted a vegan diet 15 years ago, while Harrelson ("The Hunger Games" and "Zombieland") has been meat-free for the past 25 years after giving up his favorite steaks and burgers for health reasons.

The actors' dedication to healthy eating has earned them the 2012 titles as the hottest vegetarian stars in Hollywood.

Previous PETA honorees include Rus...
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Jessica Chastain: 'I Hope To Be In A Marvel Film'

June 16th, 2012 8:36am EDT
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain is still desperate to land a superhero role despite pulling out of Iron Man 3 last month.

The Help star was lined up to play a scientist who develops a terrifying virus in director Shane Black's superhero sequel, but the disappointed star was forced to turn it down because of her increasing work schedule.

The actress is now hoping she gets another chance to star in a comic book blockbuster.

She tells Total Film, "It's always a good problem to have because it means you have options. It's not really a problem, but it was just impossible, schedule-wise. So I was sad. I m...
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Jessica Chastain Used 'Madagascar 3' Paycheck To Buy A New Couch

June 13th, 2012 8:06pm EDT
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain will always remember Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted when she's relaxing at home - her salary afforded her a luxury sofa.

The hard-working actress' bank balance was becoming dangerously low after she spent months promoting movies The Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter last year, and was relieved when she landed the part of Gia the jaguar in the new animated hit - as her paycheck allowed her to pay her rent and buy some much needed items for her home.

She tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "There was a couch I wanted to buy and I had no time in my schedule to do ...
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Tony Awards Fashion: A Radiant Sheryl Crow, Colorful Amanda Seyfried & More

June 11th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Sheryl Crow
The Tony Awards may not be as star studded as the Academy Awards, but the event is becoming more and more popular among Hollywood elite. There is increasing crossover between Broadway and big screen actors, and several stars made an appearance at the 66th annual awards in New York City last night.

Sheryl Crow looked beautiful in a navy blue grown. The singer was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor last fall, and she recently opened up to the public about her health scare.

Also on the red carpet was Amanda Seyfried, who wore a purple and gold dress with a red belt and matching red c...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Coriolanus'

May 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Shakespeare meets modern day warfare? Actor turned director Ralph Fiennes takes on the Shakespeare classic "Coriolanus," now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. The battle of the bard begins below!

Title: "Coriolanus"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Ralph Fiennes movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play sports a stellar cast, high body count and some stylish vi...
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Rebecca Hall Tipped To Replace Jessica Chastain In 'Iron Man 3'

May 9th, 2012 11:11pm EDT
Rebecca Hall
The Town actress Rebecca Hall is in talks to replace Jessica Chastain in the upcoming Iron Man 3.

Chastain was set to play a scientist who develops a terrifying virus in the superhero sequel, but The Help star apologized to her fans on Monday after pulling out of the role due to scheduling conflicts.

And filmmakers are not wasting any time in filling the vacant spot - they have begun negotiations with Hall to take over as Robert Downey Jr.'s new leading lady, according to Variety.com.

Screenwriter/director Shane Black has been drafted in to take over the franchise's reigns from Jon Favre...
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Jessica Chastain Drops Out Of 'Iron Man 3'

May 8th, 2012 12:03pm EDT
Jessica Chastain
Actress Jessica Chastain has been forced to ditch her plans to star in Iron Man 3 because of scheduling conflicts.

The Help star was set to play a scientist who develops a terrifying virus in the superhero sequel but she's apologized to her fans after turning down the role.

Chastain announced the news in a post on her Facebook.com page, writing, "Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed (sic) and I can't fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to...
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Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna & More Stars Sizzle At Costume Institute Gala

May 8th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Beyonce
The "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was the place to be on Monday night.

New mom Beyonce stunned in a sheer black and purple dress that showed off her muscular legs. Rihanna was glamorous in a black form-fitted gown, while an adorable Emma Stone wore a short red cocktail dress.

Other stars shining in their designer duds included a golden Jessica Alba, a regal Scarlett Johansson, and a sparkling Cameron Diaz.

See tons of photos of the stars...

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Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake

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Adele, Kate Middleton & Rihanna Among Those On Time's '100 Most Influential People In The World' List

April 18th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
2012 Time 100
Time magazine just released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world."

British soul singer Adele made it onto the prestigious Time 100 list. U.K. royal Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year. Her sister Pippa Middleton, who was recently embroiled in a gun/paparazzi controversy, surprisingly made the cut.

Bajan popstar Rihanna, movie executive Harvey Weinstein and President Barack Obama are also included on the 2012 l...
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Protesters Disrupt Filming On Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden Movie

March 2nd, 2012 6:36pm EST
Kathryn Bigelow
Production on director Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie in northern India was disrupted by protests on Friday after Hindu locals became angry that their city had been transformed to portray sworn enemy Pakistan.

The Hurt Locker filmmaker has been forced to shoot the new project, about the hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, in India after being denied permission to film in neighboring Pakistan, where the terrorist mastermind was shot and killed by U.S. troops last year.

Crewmembers were subsequently forced to use Chandigarh to mirror the Pakistani city of Lahore, but the transformation...
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84th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Fashion (See Pictures!)

February 27th, 2012 2:39am EST
Oscars 2012
The Academy Awards aren't just about the movies - they're about the fashion and what the stars wore on the red carpet at the year's biggest event.

This year, much like the ceremony itself, there were few surprises and all the stars looked fabulous on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Well, okay - Kristen Wiig's brown J. Mendel dress and Meryl Streep's gold Lanvin gown? Not so much.

This year's highlights include Angelina Jolie looking stunning - although also a bit thin - in a black Atelier Versace dress that's almost an exact match of the one Jennifer Aniston wore ...
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

February 26th, 2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...
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Kate Beckinsale Dazzles In A Bright Purple Jumpsuit At Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics & Winners)

February 26th, 2012 6:27pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale and a whole slew of this year's most popular actresses - including Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst and Zoe Saldana - to name a few, graced the purple carpet at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

For 25 years the event has been held as a luncheon on the beach in the coastal California town, and the ceremony celebrates the best in independent films.

At this year's awards The Artist continued its run toward Oscar glory by taking in four top honors at the event, including Best Feature, Director, Male ...
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Jessica Chastain Bets Octavia Spencer A Spa Day She'll Win An Oscar

February 22nd, 2012 8:59pm EST
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain has bet her The Help co-star Octavia Spencer a spa day treat that she'll take home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday.

The actress initially bet Spencer $1,000 she'd win a Golden Globe on a flight to the awards show - but she felt guilty about cashing in the bet because her co-star was such a huge favorite.

And now she's the clear favorite to win an Oscar, Chastain has offered to take her to a spa after the awards season is over.

She tells Celebuzz.com, "In the very beginning we were traveling from New York to L.A. and it was before the Golden Globes. We're sitt...
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In Case You Missed It: Celebrity Fashion At The 2012 BAFTAs

February 14th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Michelle Williams
The 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) were overshadowed on Sunday by the Grammy Awards and the passing of superstar Whitney Houston, but we have some great photos from the event.

Many stars stuck to their favorite hues - black and white - but there were a few colorful celebs in the bunch.

"The Artist" was this year's biggest winner, taking home seven awards: Best Film, Best Actor for star Jean Dujardin, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.

Check out the fashion on the following pages:

Chris H...
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Naomi Watts Beats Out Keira Knightley And Jessica Chastain For Princess Diana Role

February 9th, 2012 2:04pm EST
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Actress Naomi Watts has seen off competition from Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain to land the role of Princess Diana in a new biopic.

Watts will be transformed into Diana, Princess of Wales in filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming drama Caught In Flight.

The film will tell the story of the late royal's personal search for happiness during the last two years of her life before she died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Watts, who was born in Kent, England but moved to Australia when she was 14, admits she feels honored to play the British icon.

She says, "(It's) an honor to be abl...
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Interview: Director Ami Canaan Mann On 'Texas Killing Fields', Her Fabulous Cast and Influences Via Father Michael

January 31st, 2012 2:40pm EST
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When one thinks of "Manhunter" and "Heat" film director Michael Mann, stunning visual style and tone comes to mind – like father, like daughter. Filmmaker Ami Canaan Mann is making a name for herself by creating her own memorable work and her latest is the dark and moody crime thriller "Texas Killing Fields" (out Jan. 31 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment) starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloe Grace Moretz. The film, which marks a real bold stroke for Mann in both style and tone, is loosely based on true events about the murder of various women who were...
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2012 SAG Awards Fashion: A Skinny Angelina, Lots Of Black Gowns & More

January 30th, 2012 9:10am EST
2012 SAG Fashion
Many stars attended last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, and black was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie showed off her particularly thin figure in a draped black gown. Other stars in black included Stacy Keibler, Jayma Mays, Amber Heard, Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Heather Morris, Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.

But there were some spots of color in the bunch, including Sofia Vergara's bright pink gown and Emily Blunt's seafoam green dress.

Check out all the looks on the following pages:

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie...
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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Dress Battle: Jessica Chastain Vs. Sofia Vergara At The Producer's Guild Awards - Who Looked Better?

January 22nd, 2012 4:00pm EST
Jessica Chastain and Sofia Vergara
Gorgeous The Help star Jessica Chastain and sexy Modern Family star Sofia Vergara were on hand to support the producers they worked with in 2011 at this year's 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards Saturay night. Both stars looking stunning as ever, but we can't decide who looked better.

Jessica wore a black Balenciaga dress and Sofia's red and green sequined dress was designed by Monique Lhuillier.

Sofia's night was a success - her show Modern Family's producers Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Jeffrey Richman, Dan O’Shannon, Brad Walsh, B...
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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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Jessica Chastain: 'My Luck is Changing'

January 16th, 2012 9:00am EST
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Actress Jessica Chastain is hoping for a little more luck after her successes in 2011 because it took years for any of her movies to be released.

The actress, who won acclaim for her roles in The Debt, The Help and The Tree of Life last year, felt sure there was a Hollywood "Chastain curse" hanging over her after only one of her first 11 movies hit the big screen before her stellar 2011.

And now she's glad she has shaken it off.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, she said, "I made my first movie four years ago and I had made 11 movies before one came out in the mo...
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2012 Critics Choice Awards Fashion: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

January 13th, 2012 9:14am EST
Critics Choice Awards
Unlike the upbeat and youthful People's Choice Awards, the stars at Thursday night's Critics Choice Awards showed up in more subdued attire, taking their jobs much more seriously (and not in a good way).

Where was the pop of color? Where were the glittering gowns? We have one word for this bunch of celebs: boring.

Emma Stone continued her green trend from the People's Choice Awards in an emerald dress last night. But what's with the cutouts, strings and belt? Thumbs down.

We salute Elle Fanning for dressing her age, but we dislike the yellow and turqoise gown.

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Brad Pitt And 'The Artist' Dominate The NYFCC Awards

January 10th, 2012 11:02am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt added to his trophy cabinet on Monday night by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

The Hollywood hunk, who also landed a best actor honor at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, attended the Manhattan ceremony with his partner Angelina Jolie and picked up the trophy for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life.

Silent movie The Artist also continued its success, being named Best Picture, while its maker, Michel Hazanavicius, landed the Best Director nod.

Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her...
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Jessica Chastain To Make Broadway Debut

January 5th, 2012 7:30pm EST
Jessica Chastain
Actress Jessica Chastain is set to make her Broadway debut in an upcoming revival of The Heiress.

Chastain, who is currently nominated for a Golden Globe for her turn in The Help, will hit the stage this autumn.

The actress will portray a shy young woman yearning for her wealthy father's acceptance in the show, which will be directed by Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo veteran Moises Kaufman.

Her role was most famously played on the big screen by Olivia De Havilland in 1949.

The play, which was written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, premiered in New York in 1947. It last appeared on Broadwa...
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'The Tree Of Life' Tops Online Film Critics Awards

January 3rd, 2012 10:00am EST
The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's complex The Tree Of Life has been handed another honor - officials at the Online Film Critics Society have named the movie their Best Picture of the Year.

The film, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, picked up seven awards on Monday, including Best Director for Malick, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain and Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezski.

Other winners included Michael Fassbender (Best Actor for Shame), Tilda Swinton (Best Actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor for Beginners).

Meanwhile, W...
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Jessica Chastain To Be Honored At 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival

December 29th, 2011 9:50am EST
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain has been selected to receive a top prize at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

The actress will be presented with the Spotlight Award in recognition of her performances in a string of 2011 movies including The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter and The Debt.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner says, "Through a series of virtuoso performances, Jessica Chastain has established herself as one of the cinema's most versatile and most sought after young actresses."

Composer Howard Shore will take home the Frederick Loewe Music Award for his work...
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