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Sofia Coppola to direct The Little Mermaid

March 18th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
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Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid'.
The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's 'The Bling Ring', and is in negotiations to bring the classic children's story to life on the big screen, Deadline.com is reporting.
Fans shouldn't expect a repeat of Disney's bubblegum 1989 cartoon version about aquatic princess Ariel and talking crab Sebastian, however.
Coppola is thought to be planning a version in keeping with the original 1837 story, which sees the broken-hearted Little Merma...
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Bill Murray practised Japanese pick-up lines in sushi bar

February 11th, 2014 6:30am EST
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Bill Murray learnt Japanese by practicing his pick-up lines in a sushi bar.
The 63-year-old actor decided to get into character during filming of Sofia Coppola's 2003 movie 'Lost In Translation' in Tokyo by buying a cheeky phrase book and testing his flirting skills on the local chef.
Speaking in a fan Q&A on Reddit, he said: "I would go to sushi bars with a book I had called 'Making out in Japanese'. It was a small paperback book, with questions like, 'Can we get into the back seat?' 'Do your parents know about me?' 'Do you have a curfew?'
"And I would say to the sushi chef, 'Do you have a...
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Jason Schwartzman to be a father for the second time

December 19th, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Jason Schwartzman is to become a father for the second time.
The 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' star's wife of four years, fashion designer Brady Cunningham, is pregnant with their second child, due early next year.
A source told www.UsMagazine.com: "Brady is due [in April] and she is feeling great. They are not finding out the sex and are keeping the baby's gender a surprise."
The new arrival will be brother or sister to the couple's first daughter, Marlowe Rivers, two, who is already gearing up to become an older sibling.
The source added: "Marlowe is super excited about becoming a big s...
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Orlando Bloom gets naked in Zulu

October 14th, 2013 10:20am EDT
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Orlando Bloom appears completely nude in his upcoming movie 'Zulu'.
The 36-year-old actor has revealed he stripped off completely naked for the French-produced crime film and had to rely on a sock to spare his modesty in between takes on the movie,
During an appearance on TV show 'Watch What Happens Live' he was asked by a female fan if he would ever consider baring all on the big screen, to which he responded: "You're in luck 'cause earlier this year I spent about seven days on set wearing just a c**k sock because I'm nude! It's a film called 'Zulu'. It stars myself and Forest Whitaker. It...
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Orlando Bloom puts Hollywood Hills mansion on the market

October 11th, 2013 10:20am EDT
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Orlando Bloom has put his Hollywood Hills home up for sale for $4.5 million.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom mansion was being rented out for $16,500-a-month from August 2013 and boasts a spacious master bedroom with a homely fireplace, a chef's kitchen and luxurious a living room.
According to Redfin.com, the 3,248 square-feet property, which is surrounded by a number of trees for privacy, also comes with a pool, spa and ample space to host a BBQ outdoors.
Orlando originally bought the property in 2007 for $2.75 million, shortly after in 2009 it was targeted by a number of teenagers, who...
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Mischa Barton Infuriated Over DUI Reference In 'The Bling Ring'

June 27th, 2013 3:10pm EDT
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Mischa Barton has slammed Sofia Coppola over a reference to her DUI arrest in new film The Bling Ring.
 
The 27 year-old actress was upset after learning her arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) is mentioned by a character in Coppola's latest film, which was inspired by the real-life teens who stole more than $3 million worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton.

One character is heard telling her friends, "Mischa Barton got a DUI" but the line has infuriated Barton, who took to her Twitter.com page to vent her frustration at the director, writing...
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Emma Watson injured during Bling Ring shoot

June 26th, 2013 3:12am EDT
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Emma Watson was left nursing a foot injury on the set of Sofia Coppola's new movie The Bling Ring after a stiletto-wearing extra stood on her toe.

The Harry Potter star plays one of the so-called 'Bling Ring' thieves, who snatched more than $3 million (£1.9 million) worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, and in one scene Watson heads to a nightclub to party.

However, the actress was left covered in blood after a clumsy co-star stood on her foot - but Watson remained a true professional by carrying on with the shoot....
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Paris Hilton invites magazine cameras into her Hollywood home

June 17th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Socialite Paris Hilton has reunited with director Sofia Coppola for a special magazine photoshoot showcasing the Beverly Hills mansion targeted by the real-life thieves portrayed in their new film The Bling Ring.

The reality TV star allowed the filmmaker to shoot parts of the heist movie in the actual home broken into by the gang of youths, played onscreen by actors including Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Claire Julien, who stole clothing, jewellery and other belongings from the mansion.

Hilton, who even made a cameo in the project, has now thrown open the doors of her pad for the upcoming...
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Sofia Coppola set up midnight home raid for The Bling Ring stars

June 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Director Sofia Coppola gave her The Bling Ring stars the chance to feel like real house burglars by setting up a raid for them to carry out at a friend's palatial Hollywood home.

Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Claire Julien portray members of the young gang, which broke into the homes of stars like Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom and stole clothing, jewellery and other belongings - and to give them a taste of the rush their characters got while carrying out the robberies, Coppola arranged for them to take on a Bling Ring mission.

Chang tells WENN, "Sofia wanted us to do a bit of bonding so o...
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Emma Watson used Kardashian reality show as inspiration for The Bling Ring

May 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Actress Emma Watson spent hours watching Kim Kardashian's family reality show to help her prepare for her role as a socialite in Sofia Coppola's new movie The Bling Ring.

The Harry Potter star portrays one of the so-called 'Bling Ring' thieves, who snatched more than $3 million (£1.9 million) worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, and the actress admits she drew lifestyle inspiration from episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and MTV hit The Hills to help her perfect the part.

She says, "I tried to understand the...
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Sofia Coppola shrugs off criticism of the The Bling Ring

May 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Director Sofia Coppola has spoken out to defend her new movie The Bling Ring after it was named "trashy" and "inaccurate" by a member of the real-life burglar bunch.

The film was recently bashed on Twitter.com by Alexis Neiers, who served four weeks behind bars for her part in the so-called 'Bling Ring' gang, which broke into the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2008 and 2009 and snatched more than $3 million (£1.9 million) worth of goods.

In a series of posts, she tweeted, "It's trashy and inaccurate... The truth will come out soon enough and I ha...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Nina Dobrev, Salma Hayek & More Hit The Pink Carpet At The Independent Spirit Awards (See Pics!)

February 24th, 2013 3:25pm EST
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The stars were out Saturday night for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, held at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Hosted by comedian Andy Samberg this year, the awards ceremony isn't quite as formal as Sunday night's Oscars, taking place over lunch in a tent on the beach with no string of limousines dropping off A-list stars and port-a-potties being the place for nominees to "freshen up."

This year's awards were dominated by Silver Linings Playbook, which landed trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director (David O. Russell) and Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrenc...
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Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence & More Stars Attend Paris Fashion Week

July 3rd, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
We spotted Jennifer Lawrence arriving at the Christian Dior Fashion show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a cute red and white frock.

This September, "The Hunger Games" star appeares in "The House At The End of The Street" about a mother and daughter who move to a new town and into a home next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents.

We also saw Kim Kardashian and Kanye West surrounded by photographers in the City of Light. The couple spent time in the romantic country back in May for the Cannes Film Festival.

See more photos from Paris Fashion Week...

Kim Kardashian & K...
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Emma Watson Reveals Her Legs, Bare Belly & Tramp Stamp On 'Bling Ring' Set

April 13th, 2012 8:20am EDT
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We spotted Emma Watson filming a scene for her new movie "The Bling Ring" on the Venice Boardwalk in California yesterday.

The actress, who usually dresses very conservatively, let it all hang out for the role. She wore short cut-off denim shorts and a midriff baring crop top. She also revealed a (fake) tattoo on her lower back.

The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on the true story of a group of teenagers who stole from celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, in 2008 and 2009.

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Emma Watson Joins Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' Movie

March 1st, 2012 8:28am EST
Emma Watson
Emma Watson is set to steal the limelight in Sofia Coppola's new movie after signing up to play one of the 'Bling Ring' gang.

The Lost In Translation director's new project is based on the true story of a group of teens who stole from the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2008 and 2009.

The Harry Potter star has agreed to appear in the movie and it is one of several new projects she is working on after the wizard franchise came to an end in 2011.

Watson will work with Potter director David Yates again in new drama Your Voice in My Head, and she ...
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Sofia Coppola Working On Burglar Bunch Movie?

December 5th, 2011 9:48am EST
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Director Sofia Coppola is reportedly planning to make a movie about the young burglars who raided the Hollywood homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.

The group, known as the Hollywood Bling Ring, was believed to be responsible for a string of celebrity break-ins in 2008 and 2009, allegedly stealing designer clothing, jewelry and cash from victims including actress Rachel Bilson and reality TV star Audrina Patridge.

Five people were arrested and charged on felony first degree residential burglary counts last year and now the Lost in Translation auteur is working on a mo...
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Sofia Coppola's Star-Studded Wedding Included Johnny Depp & George Lucas

August 29th, 2011 9:06am EDT
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Filmmaker Sofia Coppola and her longterm partner, musician Thomas Mars, have married in Italy.

The "Lost in Translation" director exchanged vows with the Phoenix frontman on Saturday on her dad Francis Ford Coppola's lavish estate in Bernalda - the small village where her grandparents were born.

Coppola's director father walked her down the aisle as she wore a custom-made lavender bridal gown in front of around 80 guests, including Johnny Depp and George Lucas.

The village's mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi, who performed the civil ceremony, tells the Associated Press,"Everything went well. ...
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Elle Fanning Wins Top Honor At 2011 Young Hollywood Awards

May 23rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elle Fanning
Dakota Fanning's younger sister Elle stepped out of her sibling's shadow as she scooped the Actress of the Year prize at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards.

The 13 year old accepted the prize for her role in Sofia Coppola's drama Somewhere at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

Garrett Hedlund picked up the Actor of the Year award for Tron: Legacy, while The Social Network star Armie Hammer and actress Isabel Lucas were named the Male and Female Stars of Tomorrow.

Hailee Steinfeld's debut in the Coen Brothers' 2010 western True Grit earned her the Breakthrough of the Year t...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

January 1st, 2011 7:00pm EST
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June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...
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Sofia Coppola On Her Famous Family And Her New Movie "Somewhere"

December 22nd, 2010 11:13am EST
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The acclaimed filmmaker Sofia Coppola has a new movie out this holiday season. Somewhere is only her fourth film but the expectations are high from the director of The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation. Perhaps the beginning of “awards season” will take notice.

Somewhere spends most of its time in stillness and silence. Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is an actor who spends his time between movies hooking up with women, keeping to himself at Hollywood parties and often just sitting alone. When his daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) comes to visit, it brightens him up, but he doesn’t even have...
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Review: 'Somewhere' 'Two Jews On Film' Say This Movie Goes Nowhere (Video)

December 21st, 2010 10:20am EST
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Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a divorced, irresponsible super star, roaming aimlessly through life, in Sofia Coppola's new film 'Somewhere'. Johnny is living in West Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. An unscheduled visit from his 11 year old daughter (Elle Fanning) requires him to pay attention to her and eventually, question his life and face up to the things every father has to confront. But does he? We watch Johnny drive his Lamborghini through the streets of L.A, going nowhere, in way too many scenes. We watch him eat a hamburger, and play Wii with his daughter. We follow him ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' & More

December 20th, 2010 10:11am EST
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Hopefully you have finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, but if you still need to brave the crowds for a few last minute gifts, I wish you the best of luck. If you do not celebrate Christmas though, and you'll be looking for something to do on December 25th, fear not, because there are plenty of movies coming out this week for you to see.

In preparation for the sequel, last week I released a review of the original “Tron” film which you can find here if you haven't checked it out yet. I also had the chance to watch the new movie “Tron: Legacy” which is visually stimulating and ...
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ELLE's November Issue Celebrates Women In Hollywood

October 15th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
The November issue of ELLE magazine celebrates Women in Hollywood and honors several women who have impacted the film industry, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Kate Hudson, Sofia Coppola, Kerry Washington, Diane Keaton, Jodie Foster, and Diane Kruger. The issue also features three different covers.

Check out a bit of what Hudson, Paltrow and Swank had to say...

Kate Hudson

Q. What actress do you most admire?
A. I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say my mom. Apart from the fact that she's my mother, she's a brilliant comedian and a force as a producer. She paved the way for women ...
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Happy 60th Birthday, Bill Murray!

September 21st, 2010 8:20am EDT
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Raise your glasses to Hollywood funnyman Bill Murray - the star turns 60 on Tuesday.

Born in Illinois in 1950, Murray started out at comedy troupe Second City Chicago after dropping out of college - and became infamous for his dry humor and improvisational skills.

In 1974, he moved to New York City and landed a role on hit comedy sketch series "Saturday Night Live," where he shared the small screen with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Murray made the transition to film in the 1980s, and a string of box office hits such as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day" sealed his place in the spotlight.
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Quentin Tarantino Hits Back At Favoritism Allegations

September 13th, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Director Quentin Tarantino has dismissed accusations he convinced his fellow jury members to award his ex-girlfriend Sofia Coppola the top honor at the Venice Film Festival this weekend.

The 39 year old scooped the Golden Lion on Saturday for her movie Somewhere, which tells story of a bad-boy actor whose life is changed after his young daughter comes to stay. Tarantino chaired the Italian festival's jury - but local journalists claim he favored Coppola, who he dated in the early 2000s, and one of his mentors, Monte Hellman, who was handed a lifetime achievement prize.

However, the movi...
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Quentin Tarantino Accused Of Favoritism At Venice Film Festival

September 12th, 2010 11:12pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
An alleged fix has rocked the Venice Film Festival after a group of Italian journalists accused jury president Quentin Tarantino of favoring ex-girlfriends, pals and associates.

The outcry came after the filmmaker's former lover Sofia Coppola claimed the festival's main prize, the Golden Lion, on Saturday for her drama "Somewhere."

Tarantino has since insisted her win was unanimous, but the local media is still questioning the director's choice, especially after his friend Alex de la Iglesia won two prizes for his film Balada triste de trompeta and one of his mentors, Monte Hellman, was h...
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Sofia Coppola Wins Top Award At Venice Film Festival

September 12th, 2010 8:53pm EDT
Sofia Coppola
Director Sofia Coppola has won the top honor at the Venice Film Festival for her movie "Somewhere."

The film-maker accepted the Golden Lion on Saturday for her story of a bad-boy actor whose life is changed after his young daughter comes to stay, which was inspired by her own experiences as the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola.

Coppola thanked "The Godfather" director in her acceptance speech, saying: "Thanks to my dad for teaching me."

Quentin Tarantino, chairman of the Italian festival's jury and Coppola's ex-boyfriend, revealed her win was a unanimous choice.

He explains, "From that ...
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Sofia Coppola Welcomes Her Second Child

June 26th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
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Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola and her partner, French "rocker" Thomas Mars are second-time parents, according to reports.

Coppola gave birth "within the last month" to the couple's second baby girl, named Cosmina, reports People.com. The tot will be a little sister for the couple's three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Romy. Coppola and Mars, the frontman for the band Phoenix, announced the pregnancy in December.

The couple began dating in 2005.

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'Dreamgirls' Director Frontrunner To Direct Final 'Twilight' Films

April 7th, 2010 11:17pm EDT
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The remaining two "Twilight" films are set to get a 'musical' twist - former Oscars boss and "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon is in talks to take charge of the split "Breaking Dawn" movies.

Sources at film company Summit Entertainment have confirmed that Condon has emerged as a favorite to land the coveted director role.

EW.com reports Gus Van Sant, Mark Waters and Sofia Coppola were each considered - but Condon is now leading the pack.

If reports are true, Condon will spend the next year in Vancouver, Canada shooting the "Breaking Dawn" film.

As a result, the moviemaker's "Salmon Fish...
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Kristen Stewart Confirms Top Directors Contending For 'Breaking Dawn'

March 17th, 2010 8:40am EDT
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Kristen Stewart has confirmed top moviemakers Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Bill Condon have all been approached to direct the fourth "Twilight" installment.

Speculation over who would helm the final movie in the hit franchise reached fever pitch after "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz revealed he would not return. Actor Robert Pattinson hinted he would love "Milk" filmmaker Van Sant to shoot the movie, as filming would take place in Portland, Oregon - where the director has lived and worked for several years.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly claimed "Lost in Translati...
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