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Real-Life 'Bling Ringer' Alexis Neiers Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

October 1st, 2013 8:24am EDT
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Alexis Neiers, who inspired Emma Watson's character in The Bling Ring, has opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

The Pretty Wild star, has started a blog on Vice, detailing how memories of being molested by a male relative returned after she gave up alcohol and drugs in 2009.

The 22 year-old socialite explains, "After getting sober for the first time at age 18, I quickly relapsed and began having night terrors about sexual attacks that happened to me as a child. After my memories resurfaced, I kept the history of sexual abuse a secret for another year, until I entere...
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Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Rejecting 'Bling Ring' Cameo

July 9th, 2013 5:43pm EDT
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Orlando Bloom refused a cameo appearance in the new fact-based film The Bling Ring because he believed the plot felt "too close to home" for the actor.

Sofia Coppola's movie centers on a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers who embark on a crime spree in the Hollywood hills, which ends up stealing more than $3 million worth of property belonging to celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson as well as Bloom.

Paris Hilton has made a cameo in the film; however the English actor reveals he turned down the chance to appear in the project.

The 36 year-old actor tells...
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Rachel Bilson Speaks Out Against 'Bling Ring' Film

July 3rd, 2013 2:08pm EDT
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Real life Bling Ring victim Rachel Bilson has spoken out against Sofia Coppola's decision to "glorify" the celebrity burglaries in a new film, branding the move "weird" and "upsetting".

The actress was among a number of stars, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, whose homes were targeted by a gang of young thieves between 2008 and 2009.

The case of the celebrity burglar bunch inspired Coppola's new film The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson and featuring victim Hilton in a cameo role.

However, Bilson, who reportedly lost her mother's engagement ring in the break-in, i...
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Mischa Barton Infuriated Over DUI Reference In 'The Bling Ring'

June 27th, 2013 3:10pm EDT
Mischa Barton
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 Blown Away By Paris Hilton's Narnia-Esque Wardrobe

June 26th, 2013 9:45am EDT
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Apparently not every celebrity has closets and dressers overflowing with expensive Gucci and Coach products, at least not Emma Watson.

Our beloved British sweetheart was invited to check out Paris Hilton's mansion due to her involvement in her movie The Bling Ring. When she peeked into the Paris' closet, her reaction was probably much like that of the Pevensie children gazing through the wardrobe into Narnia for the very first time; shock, awe and disbelief.

Watson was blown away by the sheer amount of stuff that was jam packed into the Hilton heiress' closet. She tells the Radio Times, ...
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Emma Watson injured during Bling Ring shoot

June 26th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Emma Watson
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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The Morning Roundup: Real "Bling Ring," Miley's Parents Divorcing, Aniston's Hair Envy, Mumford Bassist Recovering

June 14th, 2013 9:37am EDT
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Tish Cyrus filed for divorce from Miley's dad Billy Ray on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. Two-and-a-half years ago it was Billy Ray who filed papers, but then decided to try and work things out with his wife of 19 years. The couple apparently weren't able to iron out the wrinkles in their relationship. Tish is seeking custody of the youngest of the couple's five kids, daughter Noah, 13, along with spousal support. (story)

Miley was recently the target of a new bashing from Amanda Bynes, who called her ugly. Miley says she was rooting for Amanda's comeback until she became the...
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Sofia Coppola set up midnight home raid for The Bling Ring stars

June 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Sofia Coppola
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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'Bling Ring' LA Premiere Pics: A Leggy Emma Watson, Gorgeous Gwen Stefani & More!

June 5th, 2013 8:10pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson and her co-stars attended "The Bling Ring" premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The cute British babe wore a short black frock that showed off her lean legs.

The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on a group of thieves who stole more than than $3 million worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. The movie opens in theaters June 14.

The actress also stars in the upcoming comedy "This Is The End." Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Watson and other stars play themselves in the movie in w...
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Paris Hilton emotional during Bling Ring screening

May 19th, 2013 11:30am EDT
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Socialite Paris Hilton was moved to tears during the premiere of The Bling Ring at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Thursday (16May13) because it made her relive the "violating" burglary she was subjected to in the late 2000s.

Sofia Coppola's new movie is based on 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 Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.

The reality TV star makes a cameo in the film and settled down to a screening of the finished project in Cannes - but Hilton admits watc...
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Emma Watson Researched 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' For 'Bling Ring' Role

May 17th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
To prepare for her role as a socialite in "The Bling Ring," Emma Watson watched several hours of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

She explained, "I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible. I didn't want her to be just a parody."

She added, "The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like."

The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on a group of "Bling Ring" thieves who stole more than than $3 million worth of goods from the Hollywood homes of celebrities including Paris H...
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Emma Watson used Kardashian reality show as inspiration for The Bling Ring

May 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Emma Watson
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
Sofia Coppola
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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Emma Watson: 'I Wanted To Wear A Sports Bra Until I Was 22'

May 16th, 2013 8:18pm EDT
Emma Watson V Magazine June July 2013
Emma Watson always hoped she'd never grow up. The star of upcoming film The Bling Ring, about a group of California teens who robbed the Hollywood homes of such stars as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, is the cover girl -- er, woman -- of the June/July issue of W magazine; and she reveals that being sexy and moving on from her innocent Harry Potter years is something she never looked forward to.

"I've never wanted to grow up too fast," she says. "I wanted to wear a sports bra until I was 22! The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I've never been in...
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Emma Watson Sheds Her Good Girl Image In New Trailer For 'The Bling Ring'

April 24th, 2013 6:30pm EDT
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Emma Watson looks to shed her good-girl image in the upcoming The Bling Ring, which opens June 14 in theaters.

The Harry Potter star has taken a much darker role for her latest film, which sees her as the fame-obsessed ringleader of a group of teens who break into celebrity homes and steal jewelry and designer clothes.

The film is a based on the actual events of the real life "Bling Ring," aka "The Burglar Bunch," which saw the homes of such stars as Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom broken into and over $3 million worth of high price items sto...
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Paris Hilton Makes Cameo In 'The Bling Ring' Movie

March 21st, 2013 3:32pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Director Sofia Coppola's new film The Bling Ring is set to feature a cameo appearance from socialite Paris Hilton - one of the real-life victims of the notorious crime gang, which the film centers upon.

The upcoming movie tells the story of a group of thieves who snatched more than $3 million worth of goods from properties belonging to Hollywood stars like Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, and Orlando Bloom.

Some of the alleged suspects received up to three years in jail for their involvement, inspiring Coppola to tell their tale onscreen, and the filmmaker reveals she even hired Hi...
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Emma Watson Shows A Sexy, Devilish Side In 'The Bling Ring' Trailer

March 9th, 2013 4:00pm EST
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A group of fame-obsessed teens break into celebrity homes in the upcoming film "The Bling Ring," based on actual events.

The teaser trailer, less than a minute long, shows Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, and other stars go "shopping" in celebrities homes, stealing jewelry, clothing and other expensive items.

The film, directed by Sophia Coppola, is based on a real group of robbers who broke into the homes of celebrities including Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton (who also makes an appearance in the movie).

Watson, who breaks her typical character ty...
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Emma Watson Mortified By Her 'Bling Ring' Makeover

September 21st, 2012 9:16am EDT
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Emma Watson refuses to watch herself in Sofia Coppola's latest movie after undergoing a trashy makeover to play a teenage criminal.

The Harry Potter star has a leading role in The Bling Ring, about the real-life teens who stole from the homes of A-listers including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. Watson was less than impressed with her wardrobe, which included Ugg boots, a tight pink tracksuit and fake tattoos, and won't be watching the drama when it hits theatres.

She tells MTV News, "This is how much I hate myself in the movie: I don't think I'm going to be able to wat...
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Emma Watson Will Witness 'The End of the World'

May 1st, 2012 9:19am EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson survived the wrath of Voldemort. But will she survive the end of days?

The Hogwarts graduate will work her formidable magic as the latest guest of Seth Rogen's all-star apocalypse party, "The End of the World," according to Heat Vision.

Watson has joined the increasingly impressive ensemble cast of the dark comedy, which also just recruited Jason Segel and David Krumholtz for the tale of, well, the end of the world, as seen through the eyes of several young actor-types playing meta-versions of themselves.

Emma Watson will be playing "Emma Watson" in the film, which also featu...
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