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Famous June Brides: Happily Ever After?

June 3rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Historically, some married in the month of June to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn't interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their "annual bath" - you read right - thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.

Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM's 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song "June Bride" trills: "Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."


John Cusack & Amanda Peet Star In 'Martian Child' On DVD Feb 12

January 10th, 2008 7:15pm EST
Martian Child
Discover the magical world of a little boy whose universe collides with a very special family in the poignant film, Martian Child, arriving on DVD on February 12, 2008, from New Line Home Entertainment.

Based on the award-winning short story, the film follows David, a recently widowed man (John Cusack; (Say Anything,High Fidelity) who hopes to adopt a fragile young boy, who believes he is from Mars. Undeterred by the special emotional needs of the boy, David quickly accepts the child's differences and the two learn how to open their hearts and embrace the power of love.

The ens...

Delaware Museum Displays Hollywood Movie Costumes

October 9th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Drew Barrymore in Ever After
Glamorous and stylish costumes created for the screen versions of classic novels and worn by such actors as Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Colin Firth, and Ralph Fiennes are now on view at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in Delaware in "Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen," through January 7.

The dozens of dazzling costumes include sumptuous silks, elegant beading, and delicate lace. Made for films set between the early 1500s through the 1950s, the 36 outfits reflect a quest for authenticity in both cut and materials. Many received Academy Awards and ot...

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