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Keira Knightley: 'I'm Not A Very Good Dancer'

9/4/2012 3:05pm EDT
Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley's dance moves left a lot to be desired on the set of new period movie Anna Karenina when she was upstaged by her co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

The Atonement actress was required to master some complicated choreography while filming the drama, based on Russian author Leo Tolstoy's 1870s classic, but she soon realized she was among the worst dancers at the shoot.

Knightley tells U.K. morning show Daybreak, "I found out that I'm not a very good dancer. We spent about a month trying to work on it. But I did find out that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a completely brilliant dancer ...

Keira Knightley To Avoid Big Film Roles

7/26/2012 12:30pm EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightely is weary of the spotlight so she doesn't plan on making any blockbuster films. The actress hates public scrutiny and is reconsidering taking roles in films that will thrust her into the limelight.

She told Empire magazine, "It comes to a point where you think: 'What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?' and those tent-pole movies make it difficult. I do actually love blockbusters, but that decision has a lot that comes with it that I'm not prepared to go with.

"I don't think if a model is in an advertising campaign then she shouldn't be able to...

The Apocalypse Is Beautifully Tragic In 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

6/22/2012 12:08am EDT
Seeking a Friend
The apocalypse has never been more hilarious or beautifully tragic than it is in Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Her film effectively employs humor to make light of its apocalyptic premise, although it doesn’t treat its subject lightly. The movie, which is an honest tale about regret and love, will have you laughing at the beginning, but by the end you’ll be tearing up.

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” opens with a strangely comedic moment. Dodge (Steve Carell) is sitting in the car with his wife, as a radio announcer confirms t...

Keira Knightley Didn't Seek Music As A Friend Until Recently

6/21/2012 10:04am EDT
Keira Knightley - Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Keira Knightley’s new movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opens this weekend. She plays a girl trodding through the last days of earth with her neighbor. Penny (Knightley) carries around a few vinyl records as her last mementos, which got her talking about music. In real life, any interest in music was only a recent addition to her life.

“I’ve actually come to [music] quite late,” Knightley said. “I didn’t like it when I was a teenager. I didn’t listen to it and I think it’s because when I was about 11 or 12 and I still wanted to play games, and the girls who I was really frien...

Newly Engaged Keira Knightley Buys Luxury Townhouse

5/29/2012 8:18am EDT
Keira Knightley
Newly engaged Keira Knightley and her fiance James Righton just spent $3.7 million on a luxury townhouse in London, according to the Daily Mail. Their fancy digs include a cinema, dressing room, music room and library. There is also reportedly a studio in the garden. Their new place is located in the Spitalfields area of East London.

The actress and the Klaxons rocker confirmed their engagement last week after 15 months of dating. They were introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung in early 2011.

Over the weekend the couple was spotted out and about in London cuddling and kissing each other...

Keira Knightley Engaged To Klaxons Star James Righton

5/25/2012 11:03am EDT
Keira Knigtley
It was only a year ago that British actress Keira Knightley was a bridesmaid for her sister's wedding - and now she is engaged to marry her rocker boyfriend James Righton.

The Klaxons star cemented the couple's 15-month relationship by asking the actress to be his wife - and she said yes.

A spokesperson for Knightley tells Britain's Daily Mail Online, "I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton."

The stars, who moved in together earlier this year, were introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung in early 2011.

Universal Pictures President Wants 'Love Actually' Sequel

5/13/2012 4:35pm EDT
Love Actually
The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find love, was a big hit at the box office, and now Universal chief Eddie Cunningham is hoping to convince the film's mastermind to pen a sequel.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on sc...

Sexy Women Heating Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

5/5/2012 11:00am EDT
Rock Of Ages
The summer block buster movie season is upon us and looks to be the most promising one in quite some time. 'The Avengers,' opened last night to much rave review, as it looks to possibly break a box office record this weekend. Soon to follow will be 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'The Amazing Spider-man' and 'Battleship' just to name a few of the most anticipated movies of the 2012 summer.

In honor of this summer movie season, we wanted to showcase the sexy female stars that will be heating up the silver screen. Check out the list and ladies, don't forget to come back tomorrow for the men. Enjoy!...

Keira Knightley: 'The English Love A Good Spanking'

4/14/2012 12:20pm EDT
Keira Knightley Interview Magazine
Filmmaker David Cronenberg sat down with actress Keira Knightley, who he directed in A Dangerous Method, for the April issue of Interview magazine, and the two discussed several aspects of Keira's career, including the way the English press focused on talking about a scene in the film where Keira's character gets spanked.

"I know with A Dangerous Method people liked the spanking an awful lot," she says. "When we were in Venice [promoting the film], I didn't get asked about it once in however many days we were there."

"And then in Toronto I got asked about it a little bit more," she adds.

Adele Is The Richest Musician In Britain

4/12/2012 9:42am EDT
Adele's stellar year has boosted her bank balance - the soul sensation has jumped to the top of the countdown of the wealthiest young musicians in Britain.

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has taken over the charts around the globe with her emotional second album "21," which has sold a staggering 20 million copies since its release last year.

And her success has seen her fortune swell dramatically - she is now estimated to be worth $32 million, according to the Sunday Times' annual rich list.

The new figure is a huge leap from the $7.2 million she was allegedly worth this time last yea...

Keira Knightley: 'I've Never Seen Myself As Being Attractive'

3/19/2012 8:38am EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is convinced her movie career is to blame for her body image battle, insisting "seeing your flaws on the screen" fuels her anxiety.

The star, who was dogged by untrue rumors she suffered from an eating disorder early in her career, admits she has learned to accept her shape, but still dreads seeing herself in films.

She tells Vogue magazine, "It's the superficial thing of seeing your flaws on the screen. That's probably going to be all that you see and you focus on the bits you don't particularly like.

"But I've had to get over my own body anxiety issues so it doesn't get...

Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley & Helena Bonham Carter Make Top British Female Power Players List

3/8/2012 11:06pm EST
Kate Winslet
Actresses Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helena Bonham Carter and Tilda Swinton have been named among Britain's top 50 female power players in a new list compiled to mark International Women's Day.

Officials from the U.K.'s Women in Film and TV organization have created a countdown of the country's biggest and brightest talents to celebrate the ladies who have made an impact on the entertainment industry.

Other celebrities to make the cut include actresses Maggie Smith, Carey Mulligan, Naomie Harris and Miranda Hart, while The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd, Wuthering Heights filmmaker...

Check Out 'London Boulevard' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Feb. 21

2/21/2012 7:33am EST
London Boulevard
A South London gangster emerges from three years in prison and becomes a bodyguard for a famous actress, only to be sucked back into the shady underworld by a ruthless crime lord in the gritty crime drama "London Boulevard" starring Colin Farrell.

Mitchel (Farrell) served his time in Pentonville Prison. Now that he's a free man, he's determined to keep it that way. His resolve not to fall back on his criminal past is weakened, however, when his longtime friend Billy (Ben Chaplin) offers him a place to stay in exchange for help with a quick and dirty job.

But just as it seems like the pas...

Keira Knightley Moves In With Boyfriend

2/19/2012 3:30pm EST
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley has stepped up her romance with her musician boyfriend James Righton by moving him into her London home, according to a U.K. report.

The Hollywood actress, 26, has been dating the Klaxons rocker since early last year, following her split from her partner of five years, Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend.

Righton has now moved into Knightley's house in east London and they are considering getting a puppy together, reports to Britain's Mail on Sunday.

A source tells the publication, "Keira suggested the idea and he moved his stuff in a couple of weeks ago. They want to...

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

2/9/2012 2:04pm EST
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...

Celebrity Fashion Standoff: Who Wore It Better?

1/25/2012 8:00am EST
Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale
There are many trends in the fashion industry, and celebrities follow them obsessively. Often they take a similar look and add their own personal twists.

Check out the ladies above. Lace may be traditional and old fashioned, but these gals are anything but! Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale all stepped out in the the same material with different interpretations. Jenna paired her white lace dress with a black belt and pumps. Selena went for a more antique, off-white look. Ashley chose funky leopard-print booties to pair with her dress. Who is your favorite?

Check out other celebs ...

Is Kim Kardashian Really The 'Ultimate Woman'?

1/8/2012 6:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Kate
Body parts of Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley and royal bride the Duchess Of Cambridge make up the ideal woman, according to a new British website poll. bosses investigated what celebrity assets appeal to U.K. women most and they have come with a list of what bits make the Ultimate Woman.

The Duchess' hair, Jolie's famous lips, Fox's eyebrows, Knightley's cheekbones, Cheryl Cole's eyes, Kate Beckinsale's nose and Gwyneth Paltrow's chin are the must-have facial items, while British model-turned-actress Kelly Brook's bust also makes the list.

The finished mock-u...

Skinny Celebs Who Need To Eat Up This Thanksgiving

11/22/2011 9:00am EST
Leeann Rimes
Hollywood is saturated with extremely thin celebrities who lose weight or maintain their wiry statures by crash dieting to look perfect for the red carpet and magazine covers. Some of these celebrities even party hard, do drugs, and drink booze in order to keep themselves looking thin and frail like the CryptKeeper. With Thanksgiving coming up, these stars need to be surrounded by food and eat a whole meal for a change. Here is a list of several celebs who are so skinny, they should be force-fed dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

Victoria Beckham

There isn't another celebrity who has the hea...

Review: 'A Dangerous Method' Feels Like Watered-Down Cronenberg

11/21/2011 2:20pm EST
A Dangerous Method
While there has always been a psycho/sexual theme in various guises throughout the work of famed filmmaker David Cronenberg, he has become a bit more refined with his movies of late. But where "Eastern Promises" was one of his most accomplished pictures to date, "A Dangerous Method" feels stagnate and ends up suffering from a severe case of identity crisis. Is the film a highbrow pseudo-intellectual drama, a tale of twisted sexual practices or just an examination of the deep dark secrets within us all? Problem is on all such levels the boring Method fails – trying to please everyone is d...

Review: 'A Dangerous Method' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Is Psyched About Cronenberg's Latest

11/20/2011 4:56pm EST
A Dangerous Method
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Sigmund Freud... Carl Jung... So what comes to mind when you hear these two names? Certainly not, the director David Cronenberg. who's more known for making twisted, dark horror/scifi ('The Brood', 'Scanners' 'The Fly) than cerebral relationship dramas.

But with his new film, 'A Dangerous Method' that's about to change. This is the story of three people, Sigmund Freud (Viggio Mortensen)...Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and their extraordinary, patient/associate, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) who eventually came between them.

First, I ha...

Jessica Chastain To Play Princess Diana?

11/7/2011 3:30pm EST
Jessica Chastain
The Help star Jessica Chastain is set to play the late Princess Diana in an upcoming movie about the British royal's life, according to a new report.

The redhead will lead the cast of Caught in Flight after beating out Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley for the role, reports industry website

The controversial project is set to focus on the late royal's rumored two-year love affair with a heart surgeon in the mid-1990s.

The script was penned by British playwright Stephen Jeffreys and the movie is due to begin shooting in March, 2012.

Emma Watson, Keira Knightley & Kate Middleton Among Best Dressed Brits

11/2/2011 9:16am EDT
Emma Watson
Supermodel Kate Moss and actresses Emma Watson and Keira Knightley have been feted for their good fashion sense after topping Britain's 2011 "Best Dressed List."

Various designers and editors from the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar magazine have recognized the top 20 most stylish celebrities in the country and Moss, "Harry Potter" star Watson, "Pirates of the Caribbean" beauty Knightley, and singer Florence Welch have all made the cut.

British royal, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was also selected for her modern elegance alongside Stella McCartney, who recently hit the headlines for designi...

Keira Knightley Threatened To Kill Michael Fassbender During 'Dangerous' Spanking Scene

10/26/2011 11:32am EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley threatened to kill her co-star Michael Fassbender if he touched her during a kinky spanking scene in A Dangerous Method.

The British beauty plays a Russian woman with severe psychological issues who comes between famed psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, and has admitted she almost turned down the role because of a scene where her character, Sabine, is violently spanked.

And she warned Fassbender she would take revenge if one of the fake slaps actually struck her.

She says, "I actually said to him before we shot the spanking scenes, 'If you touch me I will kill ...

Keira Knightley Shows A Tiny Bit Of Skin At 'Dangerous Method' Premiere

10/25/2011 9:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
The conservative Keira Knightely wore a cut-out dress to the "A Dangerous Method" premiere in London yesterday. It's not often the actress shows off her tummy.

In the film Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), a disciple of Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), uses Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley). But the deeper Jung's relationship with Spielrein grows, the further the burgeoning psychiatrist and his highly respected mentor drift apart.

The film made headlines because in one scene, Knightley's character is violently spanked. The actress ...

Keira Knightley Drank Vodka Shots Before Spanking Scene In 'Dangerous Method'

9/14/2011 8:35am EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley came close to turning down a leading role in David Cronenberg's disturbing new film "A Dangerous Method" because she feared the movie's spanking scenes would haunt her for the rest of her career.

The British beauty plays a Russian woman with severe psychological issues who comes between famed psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.

In one shocking scene, Knightley's character, Sabine, is violently spanked, and the star admits she picked up the phone to tell director Cronenberg she didn't feel comfortable accepting the role.

But after the filmmaker insisted the scene wo...

Viggo Mortensen Petitions For More Sigmund Freud Letters To Be Made Public

9/3/2011 11:00am EDT
Viggo Mortensen
Actor Viggo Mortensen has appealed to the family of Sigmund Freud's psychiatrist protege Carl Jung to release more letters of correspondence between the pair, because they make "fascinating" reading.

The Lord of the Rings star portrays famed psychoanalyst Freud in new drama A Dangerous Method, opposite Michael Fassbender as Jung, about the two medics' differing opinions about the treatment of a young patient, played by Keira Knightley.

Mortensen studied handwritten notes exchanged by the two doctors to help prepare for the role, but he wishes more personal letters from Jung were made av...

U2 Documentary Set To Open Toronto Film Festival

7/26/2011 11:01pm EDT
Rock band U2's documentary has been selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September.

The film, From The Sky Down, is directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim and chronicles the Irish band's longtime success since its formation in 1978.

The 2011 celebrations will be a star-studded affair - other celebrities set to showcase their latest works include Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Hugh Jackman (Butter), Keira Knightley (A Dangerous Method), and Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs).

George Clooney will screen two movies at the festival (The Ides of March, The Descendants), as...

Keira Knightley Gets A Spanking In New Film (Video)

6/23/2011 12:30pm EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is set to shock fans with saucy spanking scenes in her sexually-charged new movie "A Dangerous Method."

The film focuses on the relationship between famed psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, who are played by Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen respectively.

Knightley plays a disturbed Russian patient who embarks on a scandalous affair with Jung, and the raunchy film footage shows the pair locked in a steamy sex scene and another with the actress bending over and being spanked.

The David Cronenberg film is due for release later this year.

Check out the trailer ...

Michael Fassbender Finally Hits The Big Time With ‘X-Men: First Class’

6/3/2011 3:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class
Though he is still relatively unknown to most audiences right now, after this weekend Michael Fassbender will officially be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He stars as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto in the comic book origin story “X-Men: First Class.” His performance as the metal-bending, vengeance-seeking mutant will definitely be the performance people will be talking about after seeing the movie.

The German-born actor had his big break in the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers” which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Fassbender continued working steadily in Briti...

Daniel Radcliffe & Robert Pattinson Are Young, British & Rich

5/9/2011 1:00pm EDT
Rich Young Brits
Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley have been named among the wealthiest young people in Britain.

The "Harry Potter" star's fortune of $76.8 million puts him at number five in The Sunday Times' list of the 50 Richest Young People 2011, ahead of "Twilight's" Pattinson, who takes the joint number eight spot with earnings of $51.2 million.

Pattinson, 24, is placed two spots ahead of Knightley, whose $48 million bank balance puts her at number 10.

Radcliffe's "Harry Potter" co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are tied at 13 with $38.4 million.

Other famous faces to make...