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The Sexiest Royalty In Film

April 29th, 2011 8:38am EDT
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You've seen the portraits in museums: Most royalty, while wielding the most power, were not the best-looking bunch (unless they just had really bitter and vindictive portrait artists).

But while it's easy to glamorize someone's life when their entire existence is predicated on living in opulent mansions and having every wish attended to, we've noticed that Hollywood and their European equivalents tend to take certain liberties with its treatment of royalty, sexing them up exponentially.

With the release of the Oscar favorite "The King's Speech," in which Colin Firth's King George VI tries...
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Jason Schwartzman Confirms Marriage

August 20th, 2009 7:15am EDT
Jason Schwartzman Weds Designer
Quirky Rushmore and Marie Antoinette star Jason Schwartzman has confirmed reports he wed designer Brady Cunningham last month.

The newlyweds exchanged vows at their home in California on July 11.

The 29-year-old actor's publicist tells People.com, "It was a very small ceremony with many family members and close friends."

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Wilson, Brody And Schwartzman Star In 'The Darjeeling Limited,' On DVD Feb. 26

February 10th, 2008 10:00am EST
The Darjeeling Limited
A magical train ride through India brings three brothers closer together despite their family baggage in The Darjeeling Limited, a powerful story of self-discovery debuting on DVD February 26 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Featuring an amazingly talented cast including Owen Wilson (You, Me and Dupree, Wedding Crashers) Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), and Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Shopgirl) as estranged brothers who plan a trip through India to rediscover their familial bond a year after their father's death. A comedic series of unexpected twists and turns in...
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'Damages' The Complete First Season Available On DVD And Blu-ray

February 1st, 2008 10:06am EST
Damages
Damages: The Complete First Season, with all 13 episodes of FX's engrossing legal thriller, debuted on DVD January 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close (101 Dalmatians, Dangerous Liaisons) stars in the compelling drama, along with Ted Danson (TV's "Becker"), Rose Byrne (Marie Antoinette) and Tate Donovan (Good Night & Good Luck). Having just been picked up by FX for two more seasons, Damages now arrives on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def disc, both with exclusive bonus content, including behind the scenes featurettes.

Set in New Yor...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 20

September 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Asia Argento
Happy Birthday to "Marie Antoinette" actress Asia Argento (1975), "3rd Rock From the Sun" actress Kristen Johnston (1967), film and tv actor Robert Rusler (1965), "Hero" actress Maggie Cheung (1964), "Office Space" actor Gary Cole (1956), glass artist Dale Chihuly (1941), Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934), and "Zoolander" actress Anne Meara (1929).
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Asia Argento Wants To Make A Porn Film

September 4th, 2007 9:09am EDT
Asia Argento
Sexy Italian actress Asia Argento dreams of making a porn film for women. The star, who has played a string of provocative roles in movies like Marie Antoinette and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, had big plans to become an adult film director.

She says, "I wanted to make a porn remake of 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' and take it to the next level. One day I would like to make a movie about sex, especially for women because women's sexuality, things like women's masturbation, is still a huge taboo."

-Asia Argento Pictures

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My Bloody Valentine To Reform For Coachella 2008?

August 28th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
My Bloody Valentine
Cult rockers My Bloody Valentine are considering a reunion at next year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California. After The Jesus And Mary Chain, Crowded House and Rage Against The Machine all kicked off reunions with performances at this year's Coachella, My Bloody Valentine have been offered a deal to co-headline the 2008 event.

The Irish-British group, led by Kevin Shields, have been inactive since 1995, four years after releasing classic album Loveless.

Shields, who last year contributed music to the soundtrack for Marie Antoinette, told Magnet magazine he was co...
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Natalie Walker's Debut, 'Urban Angel,' To Be Released August 28

August 15th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Natalie Walker
Urban Angel is the remarkable solo debut from Philadelphia-based singer Natalie Walker. A former member of the electronic group Daughter Darling, her voice was front and center on their popular 2003 album, "Sweet Shadows." On her new release, Urban Angel, Walker recorded with producers Nate Greenberg and Dan Chen (aka Stuhr) in Brooklyn.

All Music Guide describes the album as 'funky and elegant filler free." The disc has been embraced by influential radio station KCRW and reached number two on the iTunes electronic chart. Indeed, with its combination of lush, modern soundscapes and ...
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Kirsten Dunst Took A Break After 'Marie Antoinette' Bombed

April 9th, 2007 1:08pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette
Kirsten Dunst was so depressed by the public reaction to her film Marie Antoinette, she decided to take a "very long break from movies" after filming Spider-Man 3. The actress, who was critically hailed for her performance in the period film, hated seeing the project suffer at the box office.

Dunst, 24, says, "I was in a lot of pain while making Spider-Man 3. Afterwards, I was done with acting. I was so sick of giving myself to other people, because I had nothing in my life that was all mine. When I finished the film, I needed a very long break from movies. I couldn't look at a script...
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Kirsten Dunst: 'I Want To Do A Fun Movie'

March 14th, 2007 9:37am EDT
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst is sick of trying to please movie critics and is now looking for "fun" films to make instead. Dunst's performance as the eponymous French monarch in Marie Antoinette received a mixed reaction from critics. The negative press concerned the 24-year-old at the time - but she is no longer bothered about other people's opinions.

Dunst says, "After Marie Antoinette, I was feeling that I had to prove myself. Like, I didn't do it. I didn't prove myself enough. Then I thought, 'Whatever.' I'm in a really happy place, and I want to do a fun movie. Why do I want to be super-serious...
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And The Oscar Goes To - Full List of Oscar Winners!

February 26th, 2007 9:01am EST
The Departed
Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker were crowned queen and king of the Oscars last night. The stars of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Departed - his first win out of six nominations in the category and 31 years since his first nomination. Full List of Winners Below!

As she accepted her award, Helen, struggling to hold the statuette, said: "I've got my purse in one hand, my earring in the other. Thank you, Academy. You know, my sister told me that all kids love to get gold stars, and...
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'Borat,' 'Babel' & 'Blood Diamond' Not Credited With 'No Animals Were Harmed' Tag

February 22nd, 2007 9:55am EST
Borat
With all the excitement surrounding the upcoming Oscar awards, it is easy to overlook the animals that play such an important role in movies. Although animals are an integral part of some of the most acclaimed films, their well-being and safety are sometimes neglected.

American Humane, the authority behind the "No Animals Were Harmed" end credit disclaimer on film and TV productions, applauds those nominated movies that included animal-safety monitoring as part of their production process -- but calls attention to those that did not.

The following Oscar-nominated films, which wer...
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New Movies on DVD, Feb. 13

February 13th, 2007 8:00am EST
The Departed
The Departed is a tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further... Also on DVD: Zoom, Half Nelson, Infamous, Marie Antoinette and School for Scoundrels.
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Kirsten Dunst Dating Drew Barrymore's Ex

February 3rd, 2007 11:00am EST
Kirsten Dunst
The Strokes star Fabrizio Moretti isn't wasting time finding a new girl in his life, following his split from actress Drew Barrymore - he has reportedly hooked up with Kirsten Dunst.

The drummer and the Marie Antoinette star were spotted dining out in Los Angeles over two successive days last weekend, and friends insist the couple are smitten with each other.

That'll be a heartbreaker for Barrymore, who only split from Moretti over Christmas.

An insider tells America's Life & Style magazine, "It was love at first date... All Kirsten wants to talk about is Fabrizio."

(Thi...
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And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Babel
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...
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'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

January 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...
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'Prada,' 'Queen' & Other Films Compete For Wardrobe Award

January 11th, 2007 12:47pm EST
The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep's designer outfits in The Devil Wears Prada and Helen Mirren's royal robes from The Queen have both earned nominations from the Costume Designers Guild for their ninth annual awards ceremony next month.

The films' wardrobe experts, Patricia Field and Consolata Boyle respectively, will compete for the Excellence in Contemporary Film Award against Nancy Steiner for Little Miss Sunshine, Lindy Hemming for Casino Royale, and Michael Wilkinson for Babel.

Nominees for costumes in period film include Milena Canonero for Marie Antoinette, Sharen Davis for Dreamgirls, and Pe...
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Courtney Love Threatens Ex With Dismemberment If She Has An STD

December 10th, 2006 7:00pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has threatened to dismember her former lover Steve Coogan if he has given her a sexually transmitted disease.

Love, the widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, dated the Marie Antoinette star last year, but the affair only lasted two weeks because Coogan was deemed too weird even for the wild rocker.

She says, "I've kept journals of every single thing, every single person I've ever slept with. Steve Coogan needs to lose the naughty f#$@ing altar boy routine. When I was with him, he passed the line of what even I thought was normal. He has an intense sex addiction. He ...
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'Half Nelson' Wins Big at Gotham Awards

November 30th, 2006 1:06pm EST
Half Nelson
Budget drug-addiction drama Half Nelson was a triple winner at this year's Gotham Awards, scooping prizes for Best Feature, Breakthrough Director and Breakthrough Actor. Despite stiff competition from big studio-financed films including The Departed and Marie Antoinette, the $1 million movie dominated the New York ceremony last night honoring independent film-making.

Host David Cross slammed the inclusion of its big-budget rivals, insisting, "We're here to celebrate the films that show you don't need a big studio, films with an untested director and cast - films like 'The Departed.' H...
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Quotes From Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz & More

November 11th, 2006 8:06am EST
Will Ferrell
"Baby number two...which means the wiener still works. The magic wand. Abracadabra - you're pregnant!" Comedian Will Ferrell jokes about the conception of his second child.

"I got an ulcer from that." Sofia Coppola reveals making Marie Antoinette made her ill.

"It was me figuring out that I needed attention. And what better way of achieving that than taking my clothes off in front of people under the influence of alcohol and who knows what else?" Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears on his male go-go dancing past.

"I have a little bit of an addiction to work. So I'm always hi...
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Memorable Celebrity Quotes

October 30th, 2006 4:00pm EST
Kate Walsh
"Do I give off a girl-on-girl vibe, I wonder? Or is it because I'm tall? I guess the chicks just dig me." Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh on why she has been cast in so many lesbian roles.

"I'm dating myself and I'm learning to like me." Kirsten Dunst insists she's enjoying the single life.

"I thought he was gay." The Who star Pete Townshend is shocked to hear singer/songwriter James Blunt is dating supermodel Petra Nemcova.

"She would always be like, 'Why don't you ever talk about me?' and I'm like, 'Because you make me seem old because I had you when I was in high school.'" ...
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Sofia Coppola Is Selfish With Her Scripts

October 26th, 2006 1:51pm EDT
Sofia Coppola
Director Sofia Coppola has vowed to never let her scripts be directed by anyone else for fear they wont do her written work justice. The Marie Antoinette movie maker believes her creative wishes would be lost if she let someone else take charge of her work.

Coppola says, "I could never give a script to anyone else. When you write something you have a specific idea on what something looks like. You have a visual in your mind all the way through the writing process. I don't know if I could let go of that"

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Honorees and Nominations

October 24th, 2006 12:10pm EDT
Half Nelson
Independent Feature Project (IFP) just announced the Tributees and Nominees for the 16th Annual Gotham Awards. The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, November 29, at New York's Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year.

By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more firmly rooted in the grasp of filmmakers - and not made by committee - the Gotham Awards salute the innovative American films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way on...
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'The Prestige' Makes Magic at The Box Office

October 23rd, 2006 7:47am EDT
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman have conjured up a hit at the top of the box office, scoring a number one with their new film The Prestige. The movie, about two competing illusionists, toppled horror sequel The Grudge 2 with a $14.8 million opening weekend.

The Departed stood firm at number two, while Flag Of Our Fathers debuted with a disappointing $10.2 million. Family drama Flicka opened in fifth place with a $7.7 million opening week take. "The Grudge 2" fell to sixth on the new box office list, while director Sofia Coppola's historical epic Marie Antoinette stalled with just $5...
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Sofia Coppola Used Childhood Memories To Direct Jason Schwartzman

October 22nd, 2006 1:30pm EDT
Sofia Coppola
Director Sofia Coppola got the best out of cousin Jason Schwartzman on the set of new film Marie Antoinette by recalling childhood memories to get him into character.

The Rushmore star admits Coppola's direction in the film, in which he portrays late French royal King Louis XVI, was unique at times.

He says, "I was insecure with Sofia in the beginning because she could see right through everything I did. But, because she's my cousin, she was like a library and she would reference a story from when we were five and that would help me in a scene. It was kind of unfair because nobo...
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Kirsten Dunst Identifies With Marie Antoinette

October 20th, 2006 12:44pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst related to her royal character in new movie Marie Antoinette because she too had to deal with the pressures of fame at a young age. Child actor Dunst, who started modeling at age three and whose breakthrough came aged 11 in the 1993 film Interview With The Vampire, plays the 18th century French monarch in director Sofia Coppola's biopic.

The real-life Marie Antoinette became Queen of France in her teens when she married Louis XVI, and Dunst understands what it's like to be recognized wherever she goes.

She says, "Obviously, I'm not comparing myself to Marie Antoine...
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Doughnuts Helped Jason Schwartzman Gain 45 Pounds for 'Marie Antoinette'

October 19th, 2006 9:55am EDT
Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman gorged himself on late-night doughnut feasts in an effort to pile on the pounds to play chubby French king Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette. The health-conscious star attempted to gain 45 pounds as organically as possible but quickly gave up and resorted to munching doughnuts in bed.

He explains, "(Director) Sofia (Coppola) said that she would give me a doctor to supervise the weight gain because I would be gaining basically 45 pounds in six weeks. But no one ever called me with the doctor's number. I gained the weight just eating everything I could but I did it organic...
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Opening October 20: Marie Antoinette

October 17th, 2006 12:25pm EDT
Writer and director Sofia Coppola puts a new spin on the life and times of one of Europe's most infamous monarchs in this lavish historical drama which fuses a contemporary sensibility with painstaking recreations of the look of the 18th century. Continue...

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Jason Schwartzman Enjoys Working With Family

October 16th, 2006 1:43pm EDT
Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman prefers working with his famous filmmaking family because they understand his feelings better. The 26-year-old star, whose mother is Talia Shire and uncle is director Francis Ford Coppola, admits being directed by his cousin Sofia Coppola in new period drama Marie Antoinette had its advantages.

Schwartzman tells British magazine Hotdog, "Its just that you've got a library that's bigger in terms of people that you can reference. Sofia and Roman (Coppola, his cousin) are able to reference things from the past that I'd forgotten about.

"Like I would say to Sofia, ...
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Coppola Denies Link to Princess Diana, Paris Hilton in 'Marie Antoinette'

October 16th, 2006 10:17am EDT
Sofia Coppola
Director Sofia Coppola has denied any similarities between the tragic lead character in her new movie Marie Antoinette and late British royal Princess Diana. Kirsten Dunst's vulnerable portrayal of the legendary French queen has prompted critics to suggest the character is a hybrid of both Diana and notorious socialite Paris Hilton.

Coppola, however, believes there is no link, and insists 18th-century France is nothing like the current celebrity-obsessed world.

She says, "I know people who have seen the movie and have compared her to Diana and Paris, but I don't see that connect...
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