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Daniel Radcliffe has said he would "love" to star on stage alongside fellow Harry Potter graduate Rupert Grint, but ruled out doing it any time soon.
"We'd be silly to do it any time soon, we're both forging our own paths at the moment," he cautioned. "I think at the moment were we to work together it would become about that, about those people [Harry Potter characters] being reunited, rather than about the show."
Theatre producers will no doubt be falling over themselves to cast the young stars when the time comes.
Radcliffe and Grint both picked up prizes at Sunday's WhatsOnStage Awards, for their roles in The Cripple of Inishmaan and Mojo respectively.
In the press room, Radcliffe, named Best Actor in a Play, told us he was delighted to see Grint pick up Best Newcomer, which he himself won in 2008 (for Equus). And asked whether there's a possibility he and Grint would work together in theatre, Radcliffe said he'd "love to".
From Potter to Pinter - suggested stage projects:
- Waiting for Godot, as Vladimir and Estragon
- Hamlet, with Radcliffe in the title role and Grint as the loyal Horatio (Emma Watson as Ophelia?)
- Romeo and Juliet, alternating Romeo and Mercutio a la Olivier and Gielgud
- Guys and Dolls, as Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson
- The Producers, as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
Just like our wardrobes, we prefer the unconventional, offbeat side when it comes to Hollywood, too. Because while the JEn Anistons of the world will always hold a special place in our hearts, it's the more daring, slightly peculiar celebs that become our sartorial spirit animals. Really, who doesn't turn to street-style snaps (or even the red carpet) for help deciding what to wear?
1. Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo is a veteran on the fashion scene at this point. You wouldn't question her presence on the red carpet, but you don't really know why she's famous. Nonetheless, we're collectively fascinated by her.
2. Sienna Miller
Sienna miller has been in a handful of good flicks, but, would quite honestly be forgettable without her standout fashion presence. Not only did she have her own line, Twenty8Twelve (which she designer with her sister), but you can almost always spot her perched n the front row at Fashion Week.
3. Lupita Nyong'o
We've been watching Lupita since she first debuted but, tot he masses, she's kind of an enigma. Where id she come from all of a sudden? How is she so flawless? She's definitely taken center stage in Hollywood after her breakout role in 12 Years A Slave, and now the fashion set's clamoring for some her shine.
4. Kate Bosworth
Quick. Name a hit Kate Boshworth flick right now. Did you say Blue Crush? Exactly our point. Kate's not what you would call "Hollywood royalty" in the IMDb resume sense. But, she more than makes up for it with her style.
5. Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton relies on the designers who challenge traditional ready-to-wear. She's ethereal, magical, and, in our world, she's a fantasy creature sent from a planet called #fashion.
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There is no doubt Shehnaz Kahn will ever forget her 22nd birthday after Beyonce stopped her concert to sing Happy Birthday to her on Monday evening.
Holding her hand in hers, the singing superstar stopped mid-gig at Birmingham's LG Arena after noticing the student's birthday badge.
On Wednesday (Feb. 26) night's episode of "The Real World: Ex-Plosion," Arielle discovered articles online speculating that she is a "trans" member of the cast. Since she didn't understand exactly whey people thought that about her when she isn't transgendered, she brought in a group of her LGBTQ friends to hold an educational conversation with her housemates to talk about what it means to be transgender.
"That was one of the toughest things to talk about because I don't know how to talk about it. I am not trans but I consider myself a gay woman," Arielle tells Zap2it. "I have a lot of friends that have experienced a lot of pain and a lot of hurt because they identify themselves as trans. And now that that word trans is becoming more accessible to people, they're throwing it around even if they don't truly understand what it means. There isn't a lot of love and celebration for the term, and I feel like there totally should be."
Arielle is glad that she was able to learn more about what being trans means on the show, since viewers will also be able to learn about it. "It's jarring to watch yourself and have to experience those things all over again but I think it's cool because what Ashley and I went through, I feel like it's something that happens with a lot of lesbian couples," Arielle says. "When we were talking about gender expression, the way you dress when you go out, you get the question all the time of, 'Who's the boy? Who's the girl?' By us addressing this on TV in front of millions of people, it only brings those issues to the surface more for everyone else to talk about."
The person who had the most surprising reaction to the house conversation was Brian. "I was so happy that Brian said it the best: 'There are people who are born one way, and they aren't that person. All they're doing is completing what was already real and true to them,'" Arielle says. "That is something I didn't understand coming in to the house. It's still something I get really emotional about, and even sitting there discussing it in the after show I felt like I still didn't know enough."
Armed with a better understanding of what it means to be a trans person, Arielle has one regret with how she handled the situation at the time. "One of the things I'm upset about with myself after watching the episode is that my immediate reaction to being labeled as a trans person without actually being a trans person was negative," Arielle says. "That was so f***ing unfair of me to so many people. What if a straight woman back in the day was miscorrectly labeled as a lesbian and she reacted negatively? That's rude, you know?"
Arielle views the house conversation as one of her favorite moments from the season. "It was a big moment for everyone in the house because everyone started to look at who we were in the house being watched by people," Arielle says. "Yes, we're just 'seven strangers picked to live in a house' but we're also representing so much. For us to recognize that we are ignorant, maybe millions of other people will recognize that about themselves as well. Maybe we can foster others to learn about something they've never thought about before."
One of the things Arielle finds interesting about watching the show on air now is that she and her ex Ashley actually have one of the most stable relationships of the cast. "I think it's hilarious because historically, Ashley and I have had a bats*** crazy relationship," Arielle says. "[Before the show] I remember crying, peeing myself outside of a Hyatt while Ashley was drunk, that was a really bad day. And now we're the sane ones? Why us? When we were watching the drama going on around us, we'd just like hold each other. It was a war zone. Because everyone else was going HAM on each other we made sure each other was okay."
And as for what's coming next on "The Real World: Ex-Plosion?" All Arielle had to say was this: "More sex toys. Possibly. Naked women. More bear suits."
"The Real World: Ex-Plosion" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
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Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers classic Fargo, which will debut April 15 on FX.
The comedy duo will guest star in an arc that will span the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series.
Key and Peele will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who, after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), become obsessed with finding him again. Their search ultimately brings them to Bemidji, Minnesota, and into the larger circle of the show.
Fargo, the 10-part limited drama series from Writer/Executive Producer Noah Hawley, and Executive Producers Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and Geyer Kosinski, is an original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film of the same title by the Coen brothers.
Fargo features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic.
Billy Bob Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman. Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Allison Tolman also stars as Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji deputy. Other stars include Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton, and Keith Carradine.
Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. MGM is distributing the show worldwide outside of US and Canada.
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A few months ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on to produce an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman alongside Warner Bros.’ go-to comic-book-guy, David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel).
For those unfamiliar with Gaiman’s comic, it centers on Morpheus (a.k.a. Dream), the Lord of Dreams but also expands to follow his six siblings Death, Desire, Destruction, Delirium (formerly Delight), Despair, and Destiny. It’s a wonderful comic book, and it’s not easy to translate beyond its tame first arc (“Preludes and Nocturnes”), which has Dream escaping from a prison and trying to reclaim his objects of power.
This story will probably be the basis for the film, and Deadline reports that Jack Thorne will write the screenplay based on a pitch from Goyer. Thorne wrote the script for How I Live Now (a film I didn’t particularly care for) and the adaptation of Nick Hornby‘s novel A Long Way Down. Personally, I don’t think Sandman needs to go into another medium, but hopefully Thorne, Goyer, and Gordon-Levitt (who the studio hopes will also direct and star in the picture) have found an interesting way to translate it to the big screen.
Series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys and exec producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields reflect on the episode’s three biggest twists and lightly tease what’s to come.
ARE WE IN MAYBERRY? | After several months away “visiting her aunt,” a fully recovered Elizabeth returned home with a surprising new accessory: a smile. The entire Jennings clan seemed to be enjoying a rare moment of bliss. “Everything was great,” shares Rhys. “There was a real sense of, ‘Possibly, this could be fine. We can all be happy spies ever after.’” Adds Weisberg: “This is the first time that Phillip and Elizabeth are able to be happy as a couple after that year of struggling with their marriage. It’s their time to be married.”
THE OTHER SHOE | Their temporary respite from doom-and-gloom was shattered in the hour’s final act when Phillip and Elizabeth found the bodies of their spy doppelgangers — Emmett and Leanne Connors — lying in a pool of blood in a hotel room. The Conners’ daughter also was killed; only the son managed to survive. “They lost these people who are really like them,” points out Weisberg. “It sets this undercurrent of, “Are we next?” Before, their primary fear was, “We might be on an operation and get killed or arrested. The kids could be orphaned, or sent to a state orphanage because we’re in prison.” But now that’s different. Now their family could get killed. It’s a whole different thing. It’s an emotional punch that you struggle with.” The bloodbath affects Elizabeth “in a massive way,” previews Russell. “She hasn’t been worried about her children in that physical way, but now the danger is encroaching on her family. This whole season is about protecting her family.”
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES | Phillip is now murdering innocent people — in this case, a busboy who just so happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. “Once his wig comes off and [the busboy] could see him and recognize him in a line-up, he made the snap decision to shoot him,” explains Rhys. “And it starts to weigh heavily on him this season. Not specifically this death, but the consequences of what they do.” Fields admits he wasn’t worried that the brazen incident would make Phillip irredeemable in viewers’ eyes. “We really don’t think that way,” he shares. “We think about being true to where the characters are. What choice did he have once he was in that situation? He had been seen. Was that busboy not going to go to the police and do a composite sketch? Had [Phillip] not ripped off his wig, he probably would’ve walked straight out.”
so happy this show and flawless couple is back!
Plus, get a look at the season ahead with this promo video HERE (couldn't embed)
The British beauty is doing damage control once again after Glanville told Kyle that Vanderpump had put copies of magazines containing articles about Richards’ husband Mauricio‘s alleged cheating into her suitcase, hoping that she would take them on the gang’s Palm Springs trip.
Vanderpump wrote on her blog following Monday’s episode about Glanville: “I understand from her comments and tweets she felt a little jealous at the fact that Kyle and I were on friendly terms… So she decided to create a wedge between us — fabricating a story that would question our friendship, [hence] creating a lie that would have severe consequences.”
The Vanderpump Rules star stood by her word that she didn’t put the magazines in Glanville’s bag.
“I knew there was a nonsensical story coming out about Mauricio in the same magazine that had stated I had a sex tape, which I also didn’t buy. I preferred to go on that weekend knowing I hadn’t seen it or bought it, so I wouldn’t have to comment on it,” she stated.
With her public feuding with Glanville seemingly far from over, Vandepump hinted that viewers are about to see her co-star’s ulterior motives.
“The essence of this episode is who you believe? Brandi or me. It’s simple as that. There is definitely a puppeteer in this scenario, and I trust that you will figure it out,” she added.
One of the Real Housewives is going full Mick Jagger on the jeweler who's suing her for ripping off designs saying the guy is using her, and he better get off of her cloud before she sues his ass.
Kim D. tells TMZ Ohio jeweler Constantino Frangopolous is "delusional" for claiming she jacked anything from him because she swears she's never met the guy or even heard of him.
TMZ broke the story ... Frangopolous sued Kim -- claiming they had a verbal agreement to design jewelry for her to wear and promote on the show ... but instead she copied his pieces and sold them as her own.
Kim D. thinks Frangopolous is trying to piggyback on her fame, and her response is "Hop off my coattails and try to mess with someone whose intelligence level is as low as [his]."
She's thinking about suing for defamation.
Vicki posted a photo of herself with Tamra, Heather and some of the show’s new cast members at the Hong Kong International Airport. Dubrow posted that same pic, with the caption: “Later Hong Kong ! #andawaywego #RHOC.”
She later posted a photo of herself on the plane with the word Bali on her onscreen map, which she captioned, “Last leg of the trip!!!”
As Radar previously reported, Lizzie Rovsek, a former model and beauty queen-turned swimsuit designer, Danielle Gregoriohas, an interior designer, and Shannon Beador, a mom of three whose husband is a multimillionaire in the construction business, were added to the cast for Season 9.
They’re replacing RHOC veterans Alexis Bellino and Grethen Rossi and costar Lydia McLaughlin, who only survived one season.
A source close to production told Radar that the new ladies “are fitting in perfectly because they love to fight as much as the other women.”
“Filming has started and they’re already drumming up drama. It’s sort of silly and is definitely amped up just for the cameras, but it’s going to be really great to watch.”
“[I]f you reach out to your Republican friend who can’t stand Obama, but is basically a nice person and they just – but they watch the wrong newscast or – you all know those folks. … So, if you’re able to reach out to them, and you just say, take a look, here, here, let’s get on the website.
And then there are some folks actually who do like me, but they just don’t know. Because they’re not paying attention. Because they’re on one of the other channels that has ‘Real Housewives’ or something.”– President Obama on Tuesday, addressing supporters in Washington, D.C., on how to promote Obamacare
Does he know that Bravo, the network responsible for the ‘Housewives’ franchises, is the 9th most watched network among 25-54 year olds? This year, the Real Housewives of Atlanta gave Bravo its most watched night ever, averaging more than 4.5 million viewers, 2.7 of which were in the coveted 18-49 demo.
That means that in one night, more people watched the Real Housewives than have signed up for Obamacare. But most importantly, young people have made Bravo wildly popular, and they are the very demographic the President needs to make Obamacare work.
Season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta continues to heat up in the next couple of weeks, according to a recent preview of the group’s Mexico couples getaway.
The most surprising new face-off appears to be between NeNe Leakes’s normally-soft-spoken husband Gregg, and Cynthia Bailey’s hubby, Peter Thomas.
This clip teases a lot of juicy revelations from the vacay-gone-wrong. Though the conflict’s source is still unknown, it would appear that Gregg has an issue with Peter, causing him to get up in Peter’s face and issue some pretty major threats!
“If you ain’t going to be my friend, I’m going to tell her how I feel,” we see Peter say while dangerously close to Gregg’s face.
“Do you want to live?” Gregg continues to repeat — yikes! Peter seems appropriately shocked by his words, shouting back, “Are you threatening me?”
sources: Bravo + TheBlaze + RealityTea + RadarOnline + TMZ
Actress Rosie Perez first broke into show business in the 1980s as a dancer on Soul Train. She then became a choreographer for the likes of Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown and LL Cool J. Perez made her film debut in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, followed by White Men Can't Jump. She earned an Oscar nomination for the 1993 film Fearless. Before her career took off, Perez suffered a very difficult childhood. Her mentally ill mother left her to be raised in a convent at age 8. Years of abuse followed. Perez shares her personal story in a new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair).
On overcoming her tough childhood
For some reason, I always thought I was special. And for some reason, I always thought that I had a purpose in life — that I was supposed to contribute to the world. And I just refused to accept the status quo. I refused to accept a slap in the face by a nun. I refused to accept being punched in the head by my mother repeatedly. I just refused all these things. I refused the limitations that were set upon me because I was a girl of color, because I had an accent, because I was poor. Because I felt like I have an agenda to accomplish, and I can't do it with all of this that I'm experiencing. So therefore, I have to stay focused.
On why she never spoke out before
I didn't want to tell because when I was a child, and kids would find out, I was judged. I was limited. I was thought of [as] less than. I was treated subpar. And I didn't want that to come into my adult life. I wanted to walk into a room and have a fair chance, a fair shot. In the real world if I was to come in and [say], "Oh yeah nuns were this, and yeah, I got beaten, and my mother beat me, and she was mentally ill, and I was abandoned," all of a sudden people [would] look at you in a certain way and pity you. And it's already difficult for a woman of color in the entertainment industry to achieve any type of success. So I felt if they knew this information, they would pigeonhole me that much more.
On her early dancing days
[Perez's aunt] said even as a little girl, I would stand up in the crib and scream at 3:30, because that's when my cousins would come home, demanding that they put on "I'm A Soul Man" by Sam & Dave. And I would hold onto the crib with one hand and do the hitchhiker with my thumb with the other hand. And when I would get tired, I would stick my thumb in my mouth and just suck until I caught my breath and then go back to dancing.
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GUESTS CAME BY funicular, ascending into the foothills above the fictional European spa town of Nebelsbad in the imagined nation of Zubrowka. They were greeted—the rich, the old, the insecure; the vain, the entitled and the needy—at the Grand Budapest Hotel by its heroic, mustachioed concierge, Gustave H, dressed in a purple tailcoat, perpetually perfumed with L'Air de Panache. Inside, the floors were covered with custom Art Nouveau carpets. Vaulted staircases led up toward magnificent panels of stained glass. H instructed his staff to keep the hotel "spotless and glorified." He deemed it "a great and noble house," before having his porters and waiters consider 46 stanzas of didactic, romantic poetry.
This is hospitality Wes Anderson –style and it took almost a decade to configure. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson's eighth feature, out this month, began as a character sketch about a longtime friend. "The main thing," says Anderson by phone from London's Home House—not exactly a hotel but, rather, a private club with bedrooms upstairs and the director's base for a press day in Marylebone—"is he knows everything. And he's good with people. My friend is not a concierge, but would have been the greatest concierge had he fallen into it—and if he'd been born about a century earlier. I don't think concierges do quite the same things as they used to."
What they used to do—and, more importantly, what they've never done—is central to Grand Budapest, the entry point into yet another of Anderson's fully formed, meticulously researched and wholly original worlds. With each new film, Anderson, now 44, has honed a visual language all his own, refining his signature aesthetic in a way that enriches the emotional lives of his characters. To be sure, there's repetition across Anderson's cinematic landscape—of behavior and design—but the result is a richness few other filmmakers have consistently delivered. From 1996's Bottle Rocket, written with University of Texas classmate Owen Wilson in their Austin apartment (Anderson grew up in Houston), to 1998's Rushmore; from 2001's The Royal Tenenbaums to 2004's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou; from 2007's The Darjeeling Limited to 2012's luminous Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson's worlds now form their own galaxy.
Obsessively curious—compensating, perhaps, for not living in the gilded era of Gustave H himself, between the World Wars—Anderson acquired as much knowledge as possible about his concierge's world before he got to work designing it. Prompted by postcard-like photographs he found in the Library of Congress's Photochrom Print Collection, he set off for Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. "Before we went looking at all these old hotels, we looked at thousands of pictures—landscapes and cityscapes," says Anderson. "It was like having Google Earth for the Austro-Hungarian Empire." When Anderson's own Grand Budapest Hotel needed a pastry program, he turned to inspiration from the legendary Viennese bakery Demel. "They have sachertorte, and a friend told us it would always be Billy Wilder's first stop in Vienna. You have to respect pastry from this era, so I thought we should do a Demel for our own little made-up country."
Cake aside, Anderson was having trouble finding a structure that would properly house his own Grand Budapest until he arrived in the Saxon town of Görlitz and discovered the vacated Görlitzer Warenhaus department store. Constructed in 1912, the building appealed to Anderson for both its sizable atrium (it would become his hotel's lobby) and its ability to house his production offices, art department and workshop (bottles of L'Air de Panache and other objects had to be made) all under one roof. "I don't like things that remind me too much of traditional movie sets, where everyone's always getting in and out of vans," says Anderson.
"Wes works hard at creating an atmosphere of closeness," says Ralph Fiennes, a newcomer to the director's ensemble (regulars include Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Wilson, all of whom appear in the film) and the man who breathes comedy and gravitas into Gustave H. "There are no trailers for individual actors," says Fiennes. "We all live in the same hotel, eat dinner together every night, get in costume in our rooms and just go downstairs for hair and makeup."
Though Anderson's movies often highlight the dysfunction of families, his sets celebrate their intimacy. Anderson likes to point out that his cinematic tribe isn't exclusively made up of actors. He's worked with illustrator Hugo Guinness, who has a story credit on Grand Budapest, since 2001. Cinematographer Robert Yeoman has been Anderson's director of photography since Bottle Rocket, almost 20 years ago. Fiennes, for his part, says he'd love to join the troupe again in the future. "Wes has an almost old-world way of considering other people," he says, "a rare kind of courtesy. But he's also very prepared, very specific." Case in point: those vans, which remained absent from the film location. "We got a bunch of Danish golf carts to drive around town in," says Anderson. "That's how we did most of our traveling."
There's more to Grand Budapest than reservations and room service. A comedy of manners with an adventurer's heart, the film finds its protagonist accused of murder, stripped of his post, imprisoned, escaped and riding cable cars high into an Alpine monastery in search of answers. (And, typically for this director, it's all very stylish, with costuming that achieves what Matt Zoller Seitz, critic and author of The Wes Anderson Collection, calls "material synecdoche," where "objects, locations or articles of clothing define whole personalities, relationships or conflicts.") It's perhaps the nearest thing to a Wes Anderson action blockbuster—a caper with both suspense and speed—though the director bristles at the description. "It's more us trying to do a Lubitsch-esque type of thing and maybe a '30s type of Hitchcock movie," he muses. "The cable car stuff, especially, was me trying to think of a scene that might have been a Hitchcock scene that never happened."
Anderson could cite references all day, footnoting his cinematic vision endlessly. There's no pithy response to questions regarding aesthetics. He'd never say he's going for neo-baroque with undertones of Americana. Instead, a painting made expressly for the movie—by the fictional Johannes Van Hoytl The Younger, and in real life by the artist Michael Taylor—triggers a riff on Old Masters. "Our reference was kind of Flemish painters. And Hans Holbein; I don't know if it's the younger or the elder. I like Brueghel, and another one that's maybe connected to this is a Bronzino at the Frick. We were trying to suggest that it wasn't an Italian Renaissance painting. That it was more northern." And then there's the matter of another early inspiration for the script, the work of the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (1881–1942), whose temperament calls out to both Gustave H's fictional life and to Anderson's actual one.
Like H, Zweig was both a grandiloquent dandy and a moralist force. He owned Beethoven's writing desk, hung out with Rilke in Paris and even looked a little like Fiennes's character. ("The mustache and the big nose," says the actor. "I suppose that's right.") Like Anderson, Zweig mourned the end of a certain European era (titles, thermal baths) in his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, which would be an apt subtitle for Grand Budapest. "Wes has his own unusual nostalgia for a world he was never part of but would like to be," says Fiennes. He also has the kind of wanderlust exhibited by Zweig, who regularly found himself far from home in Zurich, Calcutta, London and Moscow.
The invented world of Wes Anderson depends very much on travel and real immersion (The director and his longtime girlfriend, the writer Juman Malouf, call New York home, though Anderson also owns an apartment in Paris and will gladly stay on set abroad for long stretches. "I never actually know how long I'm there for," he says, "time just becomes meaningless to me in that situation.") Anderson shot The Darjeeling Limited on a moving train in India. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou features scenes filmed on a World War II–era minesweeper off the Italian coast. And Grand Budapest could not be completed without footage from inside a fin de siècle bathhouse (amazingly, one was discovered in Görlitz during production).
"I tend to want to make a movie some place because I want to know about that place," says Anderson, before hanging up to watch a final print prior to submitting Grand Budapest to the Berlin International Film Festival. "There's something to do with the characters and with the story, but there's something that has to do with the world they live in.
"I'm not quite sure where the next one will be," he says. "I will say I'm interested in Japan."
What’s the biggest draw to being a movie star? A love of acting? The fame and adoration? If we’re being honest, it’s the money, right? Actual Hollywood types are rarely so open about the financial perks of the job, never breaking from coy character to admit they did it for the dollar, out of fear of being dubbed a real Scrooge McDuck. That’s why it’s still SO surprising when big names reveal their bigger cash incentives. Scroll through our greedy gallery below to see the movie stars that just did it for the money…
Gary Oldman in ‘Robocop’ (2014)
“Money!” the 55-year-old acting ledge quipped when asked why he took the part. “I'm at the mercy of what the industry is making and what comes through my door,” he added. “But I thought this was an intelligent script and I love Jose [Padilha, the director]’s point of view."
Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (2016)
“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” Depp once told Vanity Fair about a then potential ‘Pirates 5’. “At this point, it’s for my kids.”
Jeremy Irons in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ (2000)
"Are you kidding? I'd just bought a castle,” replied Irons when asked why he did the game-based movie. “I had to pay for it somehow!"
Hugo Weaving in ‘Transformers’ (2007)
“I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it… It was meaningless to me, honestly,” moaned Weaving… Then director Michael Bay enlightened us: “Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs?”
Dennis Hopper in ‘Super Mario Bros.’ (1993)
"'Dad, I think you're probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy?'" Dennis recalled his son asking. “I said, 'Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes,' and he said, 'Dad, I don't need shoes that badly.'”
Laurence Olivier in ‘Inchon’ (1981)
"People ask me why I'm playing in this picture. The answer is simple. Money, dear boy,” the legendary thesp famously quipped. “I'm like a vintage wine. You have to drink me quickly before I turn sour. I'm almost used up now and I can feel the end coming. That's why I'm taking money now. I've got nothing to leave my family but the money I can make from films. Nothing is beneath me if it pays well. I've earned the right to damn well grab whatever I can in the time I've got left."
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Welcome to Sweden Comedy Series, 2014
10 Episodes x 30 Minutes
Bruce is an accountant ready to start a new life with his smart and sexy Swedish girlfriend Emma, but moving from New York City to Sweden isn’t as easy as he thought. With new customs, new cuisine, her outlandish family and his needy, but hilarious celebrity clients – Amy Poehler, Gene Simmons and Will Ferrell, hindering his efforts to adjust, no one is sure if Bruce and Emma’s love will survive this comical culture clash.
Executive Produced By Amy Poehler. Created By Greg Poehler.
Cast: Greg Poehler, Lena Olin (Chocolat), Patrick Duffy (Dallas), Illeana Douglas (Haven)
A day in the life of Katy Perry is never going to be a typical one.
But the pop star had a particularly exciting – and life changing – Wednesday, she revealed on her Twitter page.
It seems Katy was with someone when they went into labour, and she was forced to spring into action and play midwife.
‘Finally you can add "helps delivers babies in living rooms" to my resume! It's been a miracle of a day... Auntie Katy aka Stylist Auntie,’ the 29-year-old tweeted.
Katy didn’t give any further information following the surprising revelation, which she posted on Wednesday evening.
No doubt the busy day would have provided a welcome distraction for the singer amid reports she has split up with her boyfriend John Mayer.
Katy is understood to have called time on her relationship with her 36-year-old beau in the 'last few days'.
E! News quoted a source as telling them that the pair's romance has come to an end, but said no other details have been revealed.
Us Weekly claimed it was stress over her upcoming Prismatic tour that was fuel for arguments.
'They've had rough patches, but this may be for good,' the source said.
E! also noted that John was noticeably absent from Katy's recent trips to London, where she performed at the BRIT Awards, and Milan. She returned to her Los Angeles home on Friday.
However it has also been claimed that the rumoured split between the on/off couple wasn’t a bitter one.
Another insider told Us Weekly that the break-up was ‘mutual’ and ‘extremely amicable,’ adding that they plan to stay friends.
The source added that John and Katy, who recently collaborated on the song Who You Love, ‘made the mature decision that it was the right time.’
Parting ways with John Mayer
and his racist penis
There were few news items that hit as hard in the beauty world last year as the launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty. With its sleek packaging, high-tech formulas, and to-die-for shades, MJ's products were the answer to every beauty maven's dreams. And now, in typical Marc fashion, the brand has shocked and awed with the announcement of their spokesmodel. The new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty will be none other than iconic 64-year-old actress Jessica Lange.
The brand released this shadowy sneak peek image today on Instagram. The campaign was shot by David Sims, who also captured the first images promoting the brand's launch. Lange was most recently featured as the voice behind Jacobs' spring '14 show. And, it looks like she's now officially one of his muses.
The announcement comes hot on the tail of NARS announcing 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as its newest face — we can't help but wonder if this is simply a coincidence or if these two events may officially signal the end of ageism in the beauty industry. Either way, we're thrilled to see these iconic women being celebrated as they should be — their time-honored gorgeousness is truly inspiring.
Marc Jacobs instagram
Diane Kruger both looks chic while attending a Q&A between His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Ann Curry on Wednesday afternoon (February 26) at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Diane was joined with Joshua Jackson and at the event made possible by The Lourdes Foundation.
The 2-hour season finale of BET's freshman prime-time drama series Being Mary Jane, was Tuesday's top cable TV original with a 1.6/18-49 rating, drawing 2.6 million viewers during the first hour (9pm-10pm), and 3.2 million viewers during the second hour (10pm - 11pm), for a total of 5.8 million viewers, Live+SD.
Live+SD means, simply, the people who watch the program live, as it airs, plus the people who watch via DVR within the "same day," or between when the show actually airs and 3am EST (midnight PST), which is the time when the numbers get sent to Nielsen for processing.
In comparison, the BET original movie (pilot) for Being Mary Jane, which aired last summer, drew 4 million viewers
Needless to say, the series, which is officially a hit for BET, is returning for a second season.
I haven't seen the finale, but I'm pleased for them. I saw a shot of Ava Duvernay's little cameo. Between Ava directing scandal and then popping up in this, it warms my socks to see women in the industry supporting each other.
It survived after all!
The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.
Tribune Broadcasting, a partner in production of the syndicated, late-night talk show, will continue to be the anchor station group, airing the show on 17 stations, including in the three largest markets on WPIX, New York, at 11 p.m.; KTLA, Los Angeles, at 11 p.m.; and WGN, Chicago, at 10 p.m.
"Since 9/9/13, I've been waking up without an alarm clock," said Arsenio Hall. "Producing and hosting my late-night talk show brings me great joy. I'm back where I belong! Thanks to my partners at CBS Television Distribution and Tribune."
"Arsenio is an incredibly talented host who has connected with his viewers; we look forward to watching the show grow and develop in year two," said Sean Compton, President Strategic Programming and Acquisitions, Tribune Company.
The Arsenio Hall Show is produced by CBS Television Distribution, in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions. Arsenio Hall is executive producer. John Ferriter is executive producer.