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- 12/02/12--13:56: Meryl Streep & Hillary Clinton take Selfies At Kennedy Center Honors
- 12/02/12--14:24: Chris Brown Returns to Twitter, Posts HOT Rihanna Photo
- 12/02/12--14:29: The Queen Returns: Life After featuring Tiffany "New York" Pollard
- 12/02/12--14:50: Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza wed in Mexico
- 12/02/12--14:59: Grimm Returns For 2nd Half Of Season 2 On March 8 2013
- 12/02/12--15:51: The Trevor Project to Honor Katy Perry with Trevor Hero Award
- 12/02/12--15:59: Brandi Glanville/LeAnn Rimes Feud Reignites.
- 12/02/12--16:46: Taylor at the 2012 KIIS FM Jingle Ball in LA
- 12/03/12--17:47: Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Indicted On Manslaughter Chargers
- 12/03/12--17:48: Pres. Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors
- 12/03/12--17:57: Logan Lerman Visual Tales Outtakes
- 12/03/12--17:57: Trailer For The Documentary "Love, Marilyn"
Meryl Streep and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton snap a pic on an iPhone at the Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State on Saturday (December 1) in Washington, DC.
The 65-year-old politician, who hosted the event alongside her husband Bill Clinton, and former honoree Meryl, 63, accompanied by her hubby Don, were joined by Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin with his wife Hilaria Thomas, Harvey Weinstein, who just announced him and his wife are expecting a baby, and David Letterman.
The 2012 honorees are Dustin, David, dancer Natalia Makarova, Buddy Guy, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones.
The ceremony takes place tonight, and will air on PBS on December 26.
Matthew Vaughn accidentally 'confirmed' as new Star Wars director
Speaking at the premiere of Seven Psychopaths, the actor Jason Flemyng appears to inadvertently end weeks of speculation about the identity of the director who will take over George Lucas's franchise
Was this the moment Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jason Flemyng accidentally let slip that his old pal Matthew Vaughn has been hired as the new director of Star Wars?
Vaughn has been tipped to take on the first film in Disney's new trilogy, which follows the studio's acquisition of LucasFilm and all rights to the long-running space opera for $4.05bn earlier this month, after Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg and Star Trek's JJ Abrams all ruled themselves out. Flemyng, who appeared in Vaughn's comic book reboot X-Men: First Class, last year, was speaking at the UK premiere of his new film Seven Psychopaths.
Asked by film site Hey U Guys if he had spoken to Vaughn about Star Wars, Flemyng said: "Me and Matt have done nine films together, so I'm sure I'll get the call for Star Wars." He then appears (from 40 seconds in) to realise he's said too much.
Speculation over Vaughn's appointment has been fuelled by the fact that the Kick Ass director unexpectedly pulled out of shooting upcoming X-Men sequel Days of Future Past in October.Disney has confirmed that the Oscar-winning writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt, will be the screenwriter for Star Wars: Episode VII, which is due in 2015. The stars of the original trilogy, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) have all been tipped to return to the series.
'Star Wars' producer Rick McCallum officially leaving Lucasfilm
Producer Rick McCallum — who was instrumental in the resurrection of the Star Wars franchise, from the “Special Edition” re-releases of the first trilogy to the prequel trilogy Star Wars films — is leaving Lucasfilm to pursue producing independent films. The announcement, made on StarWars.com, comes a month after the bombshell news that Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, with veteran Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy taking the helm of the Star Wars franchise as executive producer of a planned sequel trilogy.
“There’s only person in the world who could do this, and that’s Kathleen Kennedy,” McCallum said in the announcement. “There’s no one more suited who is able to bridge the worlds of elite filmmaking within a studio context. The Star Wars saga will always be taken care of under her leadership. She is truly one of the greatest producers in America as well as being a great friend.”
McCallum first joined the Lucasfilm fold as the producer of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which aired on ABC from 1992 to 1993, and the ill-fated madcap period comedy Radioland Murders in 1994.
“No matter how impossible I made the task, Rick was able to overcome the challenges,” George Lucas said in the announcement. “In addition to putting together great crews and working miracles with the budget, he was instrumental in helping push filmmaking into the 21st century. He has a larger-than-life personality and made this amazing 20-year journey with him a fun one.”
And he's baaaack! Chris Brown returned to Twitter Sunday after a week-long absence, and marked his social media comeback with a photo of a scantily-clad Rihanna.
Brown peaced out of Twitter following his vulgar online spat with comedian Jenny Johnson a week ago, but remained active on photo sharing site Instagram.
His Twitter page is back up and running, but all of his previous Tweets have been deleted. Instagram is where to find him (and hot Rihanna pics) for now.
Rihanna has also been posting photos of Brown on Instagram page, including a shot of him lying shirtless on a bed and a shot of her giving him a big hug.
Despite the Chris Brown feud, which erupted after Johnson bashed Brown and he replied by threatening to defecate on her, he and Rih seem happier than ever.
Brown kept a low profile for the past week before returning with the above pic and the caption, "What would music today sound like if these kids didn't exist?"
Deep thoughts from Chris Brown right there. At least they aren't profane or about excretory acts.
A similar question: What would the celebrity gossip world talk about if Chris Brown and Rihanna didn't exist? Love 'em or hate 'em, they're always courting controversy.
Probably just how they like it. What you think about them is, to quote their latest collab, "Nobody's Business," yet they certainly seem to invite opinions and comments, no?
So this is 20 minutes long but it's still pretty interesting. It touches on her growing up, how she got approached to be on 'Flavor of Love', some behind the scenes stuff, what she's done since 'New York Goes To Work' (including charity work), etc.
Congratulations, Mario! The “Saved by the Bell” star is now a married man, having wed singer-dancer Courtney Mazza in a made-for-TV ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico, on Saturday.
Lopez – a television host for entertainment show Extra and popular singing competition “The X Factor” – tied the knot with his fiancée over the weekend, nearly one year after popping the question while on vacation in Mexico on December, 31, 2011.
The beachside ceremony took place on the beach, reports Extra, and the couple’s two-year-old daughter Gia, walked down the aisle as the flower girl. The event was attended by family and friends, including Eva Longoria who brought her mother as her wedding date.
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Lopez and Mazza first met in 2006 as cast members of “A Chorus Line” on Broadway and began dating in 2008.
The wedding was taped for a television special scheduled to air on December 8 on TLC. “Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta” will feature not only the happy couple’s nuptials, but also share wedding planning highlights.
“She’s the quarterback of the team,” Lopez, told Us Weekly of his letting his fiancée head up the wedding preparations. “It’s her day, so I’m cool with what she wants.”
But if there’s one thing that Lopez has been vocal about, it’s his desire to expand his family with his Italian-American bride, telling PEOPLE magazine he hopes to have more children soon.
“Right after the wedding,” Lopez told the celebrity news magazine. “We’ll wait for the guests to leave and then we’re getting right on that!”
It’s the first marriage for Mazza, who plans to take her new husband’s last name. Lopez, 39, has been married once before, to actress Ali Landry.
NBC has set the return date for their Grimm and cast members discuss what is coming up in the show.
TV Line reports the second season of Grimm will return on March 8. The show just aired the fall finale on November 16.
Hopefully the long hiatus will not deter fans from returning to watch the unique drama that focuses on Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli). Nick learns he is a descendant of the Brothers Grimm and can see Grimm creatures. Some are rehabilitated like Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), but some are violent and destructive.
Claire Coffee, who plays Adalind Schade on the show, told TV Line the first episode that will air after the break has a twist.
“The best word I think I can use is scandalous,” she says. “[Bitsie Tulloch and I] had gone to lunch and came back, and we were both like, ‘Did you read 213? Oh my God!’”
“There’s this big twist that will have a direct effect on Adalind,” she continues, “and will possibly [alter] alliances.”
When asked if Nick’s mother will return, Giuntoli tells Entertainment Weekly, “I’ve only read up to 15, and we’ve alluded to certain things. But I don’t know when. I think she will [return].”
Giuntoli says Nick, Monroe, Hank, and Rosalee will all become closer after the break.
“Monroe and I are pretty tight as is,” Giuntoli says. “I think the Rosalee-Hank-Monroe-Nick dynamic is kind of fun. We all have dinner together now, and I think there’s some fun growth in that entire group kind of dynamic.”
Grimm returns to Friday nights starting March 8 on NBC.
Who is Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel’s No. 1 fan? Their Hitchcock director, Sacha Gervasi!
When we recently caught up with him, he couldn’t stop raving about his two leading ladies.
“They’re amazing,” he told In Touch at The Independent Film Project’s 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in NYC on Nov. 26. “They’re both extraordinarily beautiful and ridiculously talented, but they were very professional on set.”
ScarJo, 28, and Jess, 30, who play Janet Leigh and Vera Miles, respectively, in the flick really made sure to do their rules justice.
“Scarlett took it incredibly seriously,” Sacha shares. “She read all the books, she called Jamie Lee Curtis — Janet’s daughter — she got all her facts right, she researched what she wore, what she would be smoking on set, like she knew every biographical detail.”
As for Jess, who married longtime love Justin Timberlake in southern Italy on Oct. 19, she was just as outstanding.
“Jessica brought the same kind of rigor to the way she prepared for the role,” he continues. “Obviously they’re big stars and extraordinarily beautiful, but as actresses on the set, they couldn’t have brought more.”
So were there any catfights behind-the-scenes?
“No, all that stuff is kind of made up,” he tells In Touch. “They actually were great. They were fantastic with each other. Very supportive.”
Basically, she was assigned to photograph him, so she flew to L.A. for the photoshoot, and upon their meeting, within the first five minutes, he proposed. They’ve been together ever since.
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Still can't decide whether I find this creepy or cute.
We've seen a lot of clever responses to the spine-twisting, butt-baring poses so many female comic book characters are subjected to, but the Hawkeye Initiative is particularly fun. Their mission: to take those particularly awful poses and replace the female characters with Hawkeye.
Why Hawkeye? It seems it all began when artist Blue decided to switch the poses and positions of Hawkeye and the Black Widow on one of their comic book covers:
Then Blue and Noelle Stevenson (also known as Gingerhaze and creator of the fabulous webcomic Nimona threw a challenge out to Tumblr: fix those "Strong Female Character" poses by replacing them with Hawkeye doing the same thing. And the Hawkeye Initiative Tumblr was born. Granted, the poses aren't always exact copies; the contributors are having a bit of silly fun and tend to give Hawkeye but sparkles or make him mug for the camera. But it's always interesting to see artists recontextualize a female pose with a male character.
I posted a few of the entries below. You can see more at the Hawkeye Initiative.
Best tumblr at the moment so far. period.
Sir Patrick Stewart has spoken of how he tried to protect his mother from the terrible beatings she suffered at the hands of his father.
Stewart said the violence was so bad his mother Gladys would often be left 'bleeding on the floor' after his war-hero father Alf came home drunk.
He and his brother Trevor would lay awake until their father returned from the pub so they would be ready to break up a fight.
The actor, 72, said the stage became a 'refuge' from his home and he felt safer acting than he did in his own house.
When the rows were at their worst, the two children would have to run to the phone box to call the police but Stewart said officers never treated the matter seriously.
Even when they came to the family's one-up one-down home in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, the police still did not take action.
He told The Independent on Sunday that policemen would tell his mother it needed two people to create an argument or blamed her for upsetting her husband.
Stewart said: 'Which is a way of saying he must have been justified to be violent, and we know there is no justification for being violent. None whatsoever.'
He said he used acting as a way of escaping the terror at home. The X-Men star credits his English teacher Cecil Dormand with starting his career by putting him a play at the age of 12.
He said: 'The first time that I walked on stage in my school dining hall I felt safer than I had ever felt in my life. Looking back, the reason I was always so comfortable on stage - the reason I have never had stage fright in my life - is because the stage is where I live.'
Since finding fame on the British stage and on screen, Stewart has raised awareness on domestic violence and supports the charity Refuge.
He said the work is for his mother as she had nowhere to turn and the domestic violence charity would have given her 'an option or a choice'.
Stewart participated in a memorable Who Do You Think You Are in an attempt to understand what lay behind his father's violence.
The actor now believes he suffered shell-shock and became increasingly bitter when his career declined following the war. But despite this insight, the vivid memories of the violence remain.
Stewart said even as a child he was able to judge when a fight between his parents had got so bad that he had to intervene and put his body in between his parents.
He said: 'Now, it is really sad when a child becomes an expert on those kind of issues.'
After rising through the threatre ranks, Stewart found worldwide fame in America through his role as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek.
But he returned to Britain in 2004 to nurture his first love and saviour from his childhood home - the stage - and said the past eight years have been the happiest of his life.
The Trevor Project will honor international superstar Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award this Sunday. Presented at the Project's annual Trevor Live events, The Hero Award honors men and women who are an inspiration to youth and increase visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
“The Trevor Project is proud to honor Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award,” Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project, said in a statement. “Her message inspires and empowers youth to know they have value and that they are deserving of equality, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
The Trevor Project will honor Perry at the The Hollywood Palladium's Trevor Live event this Sunday (December 2). Previous Trevor Hero Award honorees include Lady Gaga, Susan Sarandon, and Daniel Radcliffe.
Katy earned the Trevor Hero Award for speaking out as an ally to the LGBTQ community and inspiring youth to find their spark in her music video “Firework.” The Trevor Project also admires Perry for encouraging men and women to stay true to themselves.
“Everyone deserves a wonderful, fulfilled life. Our sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't change the spark and beauty within,” said Katy Perry. “I’m honored that The Trevor Project has selected me to receive the Trevor Hero Award. Their work has inspired me since 2010, and I know they help save lives.”
Trevor Live is an evening of music, comedy, and entertainment and will feature appearances by some of the biggest names in the industry. Amy Poehler, Jane Lynch, Adam Shankman, and Christa B. Allen are just a few celebs slated to attend the upcoming event.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. The Trevor Project serves the LGBT community through free and confidential lifeline and instant messaging services, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources, advocacy, and more.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville is back in her anger zone after LeAnn Rimes tweeted about heading out with her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and Eddie’s two sons with his ex-wife, Brandi.
“Flying out with my boys in a few hrs,” LeAnn tweeted on Friday, November 30. “Love that it's a family tour weekend. It's always more fun when they are with me.”
Brandi made an obvious reference to LeAnn’s note by subsequently tweeting, “Someone is trying 2 get under my skin by calling MY children ‘her boys’Sooo transparent!They R MY boys, Eddie Boys and ur step-sons... 4 now.”
Brandi also retweeted a fan's note, "Why is it ok for @leannrimes to whore out @BrandiGlanville 's kids on twitter, but they can't appear on #RHOBH ?? #hmm #hypocrite."
Yikes. After Brandi's comment, LeAnn tweeted "The man that raised/loved/taught grew me didn't birth me. He's my dad, and Im his kid..kids r 2 b loved not owned. bravo to u."
ONTD - Do you think LeAnn was disrespectful and crossed the line or was Brandi oversensitive?
The annual KIIS FM Jingle Ball two-part music extravaganza kicked off Saturday night at the Nokia Theater and there was plenty of fun and excitement on opening night. Taylor Swift performed some of her hits in high-waisted short shorts and a glittering red top, much to the liking of the screaming fans.
The country star is definitely at home on the stage and knows how to work a crowd! You can bet she sang some of the hits off her new album and a few old favorites, too.
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Nestled within the usual spy antics and will-they-won’t-they questions on this season’s Homeland was a smaller mystery: Who is this Peter Quinn character, and why does he get so mad all the time?
The answer, as revealed on last week’s episode (obligatory spoiler alert), is that he’s a black ops agent of some kind — and he was put on the team to kill Brody when the time comes. Vulture caught up with Rupert Friend, who plays the terse, violent Quinn, to discuss his big secret, anger-management issues, and what Mandy Patinkin sings to him on set.
So, you’re a super-shady black-ops agent! That was quite a reveal. Have you known the whole time?
Yes, but in a very super-secret, shady way. [Laughs.] When I first arrived — I think because I was the new guy, and possibly to sort of calm my probably quite obvious nerves — the directing EP and one of the writers took me aside and in a very vague way sketched out some of what was going to happen. I later found out that they don’t actually tell you everything because they don’t know.
How much did they tell you?
We were on the lunch wagon, so I think they were trying to keep it pretty hush-hush. It was all kind of mimes and raised eyebrows and kind of mouthing what was going to happen.
How do you prepare to play a dark-ops CIA agent? Or can you even, besides playing video games?
Playing video games! That’s a good one! I think I will actually explore that one next time. Find the appropriate video game and play it.
It’s Call of Duty, I think.
Oh, brilliant! So that means there’s already one. Well, then, I’ll just play that until I know how to beat the person.
Quinn tends to get a little riled up — I’m thinking of the knife scene in particular, when he stabs Brody in the hand.
One of the things I do know first-hand from somebody who works in this arena is that an anti-patriot or a terrorist is hated, like personally hated by someone in the kind of role that Peter Quinn finds himself in. They hate people who try to damage or destruct the safety of their country, everything that the Constitution stands for. They’re really very fierce about it. So there is an extreme there, which, I think, is possibly exacerbated by Brody. Brody has a very smug way of getting out of it, kind of saying, “Well, hey, at least it didn’t go off,” and it’s like, that’s not really the point. And that’s sort of annoying, and is therefore enraging.
And also, it turns out Quinn was playing bad cop.
I think that’s up for debate.
I don’t think there’s a definite answer on that. We talked about it and here’s an argument for both sides. There’s an argument saying that it was a very clever piece of setup so that Carrie could come in and finish the job in her way. And there’s another saying that the guy has got anger-management issues. [Laughs.]
Are you aware that there is a small contingent of viewers that are rooting for a Carrie-Quinn romance?
No, I didn’t know that. I didn’t know that. But um, I’m glad somewhere in the world someone is rooting for Quinn in some way or another.
As a viewer of the show, what do you think of the Carrie-Brody relationship?
Well, I stopped watching it for this season. So I’m not sure. If I was basing it off the first season, because I can’t base it off more than that, I would ... yeah, it’s very complicated. She’s pretty volatile.
You’re British, as are Damian Lewis (Brody) and David Harewood (Estes). Everyone in America would like to imagine that you three formed a little British club and sit around all day comparing accent notes. Is this true?
Uh, no, no, no. [Laughs.]
You have a lot of scenes with Mandy Patinkin. Did he ever sing to you?
Yes, he does. He sings little show tunes, which are fine, you know. I went to see him singing live, and he’s phenomenal. He did “Bohemian Rhapsody” and blew my balls off. It was amazing. So he does that, but he also does whole made-up songs if he gets bored or things are moving slowly. He sings in a very operatic style, like, “Why are we waiting?” which comes across really well, because he has a beautiful voice and for that twenty seconds, no one realizes what he’s saying until you realize he’s making a joke about your bum or something.
Was it about your butt specifically?
Well, we both had a thing where one or other of our bums used to be in the front of the shot. There was a point where we thought at one point, maybe they were trying to put us against each other and sort of make us compete about bottoms. And Mandy did something really quite inappropriate, which I’m not going to divulge. But put it this way, you wouldn’t expect it in a room full of consenting adults. While singing. Which is something I didn’t think I’d be faced with in my entire career.
You know, not many people have that story.
Nope, and I kind of felt privileged and repulsed in equal measure.
And just in case anyone missed it... here is a video of Damian Lewis singing (with Executive Producer, Michael Cuesta on lead guitar) at the Season 1 Wrap Party.
So excited for tonight!
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, stemming from the death of a fan at a 2010 concert in the country.
In an interview with MTV News after being released, Blythe said that, if prosecutors decided to formally charge him, he would willingly return to the Czech Republic to face his accusers, not just to clear his name, but to bring closure to the family of the fan who died after sustaining injuries at a Lamb of God show in 2010 at Prague's Rock Cafe.
"I feel that it's the right thing for me to do, to go back and face trial. I won't be extradited, but ethically I think it's the correct thing for me to do," Blythe said. "So if I start feeling some trepidation about that, I just remind myself that I have to do the right thing ... this poor young man's family deserves some answers.
"I believe that I'm 100-percent innocent ... but I also believe as a responsible and compassionate human being, I should go back and, if necessary, and go to trial and give this young man's family some answers," he continued. "They're suffering greatly, and I'm not interested in [making them suffer more]. I will certainly fight for my freedom, and do everything I can, legally, to maintain that, but I'm also not going to hide when these people are undergoing the worst emotional trauma."
If found guilty of manslaughter, Blythe reportedly faces five-to-10 years in prison. In a statement released to MTV News, Lamb of God's manager Larry Mazer said that the frontman "intend[s] to fight vigorously against these charges," and added that "we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan.
"We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day," the statement continued. "At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges ... his name and reputation need to be cleared."
Some background on the incident
During a concert which took place on May 24, 2010, in Prague's club Abaton, Blythe was allegedly involved in an incident that resulted in the death of Daniel Nosek, a 19 year old attending fan. According to eyewitness statements cited by online daily newspaper aktuálně.cz, Blythe was chanting "Come on up" in between two songs, which, the newspaper stated, might have been intended to invite applause from the audience, and not a direct invitation to the fan. The newspaper went on to report that the fan tried to climb onto the stage and that he was thrown by the singer from the stage and fell backwards directly on his head. The fan, who was - according to the same newspaper - not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, suffered serious brain trauma, fell into coma, and died weeks later from the injuries he sustained.
Following Blythe's arrest, Tomáš Fiala, a promoter of the concert, said that there was no fight between the fan and Blythe, stating that "it was an unfortunate incident which happened during the concert when someone climbed onto the stage where he was not supposed to be."According to Lamb of God's publicist Adrenaline PR "[the] incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."Guitarist Willie Adler said "I can't recall that particular show let alone a fan being beaten on the stage. I think I would've noticed something like that considering the Dime thing."
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Barack Obama honors 2012 Kennedy Center honorees
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle welcomed honorees of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors today, December 2, 2012 at a well-attended reception at the White House in Washington, DC.
This year the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts is recognizing seven individuals including Blues musician Buddy Guy, actor and director Dustin Hoffman, talkshow host and comedian David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova as well as musicians John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant of rock band Led Zeppelin, for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.
The President and Mrs. Obama received the honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to a gala performance
The a star-studded gala performance on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, which will be aired on CBS as a two-hour primetime special on Wednesday, December 26 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
For the Kennedy Center Honors, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a lovely bronze lamé cocktail dress with beading, while President Obama looked dapper in his tuxedo and bowtie.
Also attending the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House were musician Lenny Kravitz, talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pelosi, Morgan Freeman in his jaunty hat, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman and wife Toby
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Recognizing that Marilyn’s life story has already been the subject of innumerable films, essays, novels, and plays – filmmaker Liz Garbus focuses on the journals, papers, and poems recently discovered among the personal effects left by Lee Strasberg, legendary Director of the Actor’s Studio and the actress’s mentor and confidant. As interpreted by some of today’s most talented actresses, Marilyn’s words are interspersed with readings from Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Elia Kazan, Billy Wilder and others who wrote about her -- with both glowing appreciation and glowering frustration.
Ambitious, insecure, nervous, seductive, at times painfully self-aware, and at other times, strangely naïve – Marilyn Monroe was a woman of many parts. LOVE, MARILYN brings them all to life.
LOVE, MARILYN is a co-production of Studiocanal and Diamond Girl Productions and an HBO Documentary Films presentation. HBO produced the 1996 Made-For-TV movie Norma Jean & Marilyn. It was nominated for five Emmy Awards, including for both lead actresses (Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino).
The documentary features F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Hope Davis, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Jack Huston, Stephen Lang, Lindsay Lohan, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Piven, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood
Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly) confirmed his plans to direct Naomi Watts in a long-rumoured, big-screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, Blonde, in a recent interview with The Playlist. (It will be produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B company.)
While I’m impressed by the talent involved, I still wish Oates’ story was more faithful to historical fact. Like many fans I’ve spoken to, I’m concerned that this movie – however well-intended – may only add to the misunderstandings about Marilyn’s life.
“‘I’m going to do this movie called Blonde,’ which is about Marilyn Monroe,’ Dominik said.
As to the scope of Blonde, don’t expect a Lincoln-like sliver of the troubled star’s life. ‘It’s about her whole life,’ Dominik said, definitively. ‘It starts when she’s seven and it ends when she dies.’ Dominik acknowledged that it will be based on the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominated novel by Joyce Carol Oates, then clarified his approach to the material. ‘It’s sort of a Polanski descent-into-madness-type movie,’ Dominik explained. ‘It’s about this orphan girl who gets lost in the woods.’
Those comments echo his earlier description of the movie as an ‘emotional nightmare fairy tale,’ and Dominik sounds genuinely excited about the project. ‘I love it,’ he said. ‘It’s my dream project and I’ve been working on it for years and years and years.’
When we asked Dominik if he was going to push, visually, into the realm of what-is-reality-what-is-fantasy, Dominik said yes. ‘It’s very pseudo-Freudian,’ he said. ‘The lines between fantasy and reality become very blurred in the story.’ About when the film will actually shoot, Dominik optimistically says, ‘I’d like to do it next year.’ He says he hasn’t hired a cinematographer yet, but that Naomi Watts – who was attached early on, but over the summer seemed like she might have to bow out – is still on board, although, as he said, ‘Anything can happen.’
We wondered though, if he has another project ready to go, should Blonde face another delay. Dominik says no. ‘It’s pretty much all about Marilyn at the moment,’ he said.”
Let's hope Naomi doesn't film the movie looking like this
That Kid Rock, he’s a pretty laid-back dude.
The Romney-supporting Rebel Soul musician ran into President Barack Obama at last night’s Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., where he says the two were able to put their campaign differences behind them and have a good time together.
“It was nice,” Rock told CNN. “I saw the president tonight. He said, ‘I’m still here.’ I said, ‘No hard feelings.’”
Throughout the presidential race, Obama’s Republican rival Mitt Romney used Rock’ s “Born Free” as his campaign theme song, which Rock says he “felt great” about. But now he’s ready to move on.
“You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best,” he said. “You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again.”