Saturday, June 29, 2013

KRISTEN STEWART TO JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL FILM FEST



Kristen Stewart will be a judge at the All-American High School Film Festival being held for the first time in New York City.  The festival will be held October 4th through the 6th.

The AAHSFF provides students the opportunity to "showcase their short films on the big screen."


Other announced judges are James Earl Jones (The Lion King), Diablo Cody (Juno), Dylan McDermott (The Practice), Morgan Spurlock (SuperSize Me), Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan),  Michael Mayer (Smash)Danny Rose (Cougar Town) and Dan Jinks (American Beauty). 




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Thursday, June 27, 2013

UNIVERSAL'S 50 SHADES OF GREY NABS A RELEASE DATE



Fifty Shades of Grey has a North American release date of August 14,2014, according to Deadline. There are no international dates set as of yet.

Universal Pictures along with Focus Features won the rights to make the erotic trilogy written by E.L. James in a heated bidding war.  Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the film.


"Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever."  



BIRTHDAY WISHES TO SAM CLAFLIN


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Sam Claflin is celebrating his 27th birthday today.  

Sam has a lot to look forward to for the next few months with several films being released including his biggest role as Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

The Quiet Ones, Love, Rosie and Posh are films to look forward to seeing Same in this year and next.  Also, although no casting news has been announced, we hope that he will be able to reprise his role as Prince William in SWATH 2. 

So Happy Birthday to Sam. Have a wonderful day!














EDDIE MARSAN ATTENDS THE 'RAY DONOVAN' PREMIERE




Eddie Marsan stepped out Tuesday night celebrating at the premiere of his new Showtime drama series Ray Donavan in Los Angeles.

Liev Schreiber stars in this heavy-hitting drama as a "high-powered fixer" of "everything but his personal life."  


Sounds like Olivia Pope has some competition (Scandal fans will get the reference). 

Marsan stars as his ex-boxer brother "who still manages a gym while suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s thanks to all those blows to the head."

Ray Donovan will premiere on Showtime cable (US) on June 30th at 10pm.  Read more about the series at Variety.




 Eddie Marsan - 'Ray Donovan' Premieres in LA — Part 2
Schreiber, Marsan and Dash Mihok




Eddie Marsan - 'Ray Donovan' Premieres in LA — Part 2
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

KRISTEN STEWART & CHARLIZE THERON TOP FORBES MOST POWERFUL ACTRESS LIST OF 2013



Regardless if either actress will make the list next year, they are still two of the top actresses in Hollywood. 

Forbes continues to issue their lists of the best money receivers and generators in entertainment with their list of the Top 10 Most Powerful Actresses of 2013. Stewart has already made their list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities as well. 


Kristen Stewart coming in at #4 and Charlize Theron at #8 both made the list with Angelina Jolie coming in at #1.  


What the exact criteria is to make the list is not really clear.  Jolie did not bring in much film income but generated a worldwide conversation regarding her health issues.  Jennifer Lawrence did not bring in a big paycheck even with her films The Hunger Games or Silver Linings Playbook, but she made the list based upon her future projects which include several blockbusters. 

Neither Stewart or Theron have blockbusters coming out this year. Stewart has two indies in pre-production (Camp X-Ray and Sils Maria). However, she does have the SWATH sequel to look forward to in 2014.  

Theron appears to be concentrating her efforts into producing several projects as well as appearing in smaller budgeted films.  

Read what Forbes writes about them both below and view the entire list here.

#4 Kristen Stewart:


"With the Twilight money still rolling in (for now), Stewart makes her fourth appearance on the Celebrity 100 list after topping our list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses last year. This is likely to be Stewart's last Celebrity 100 list for a while though. While she helped make Snow White and the Huntsman a hit, a sequel is still a ways off and the actress doesn't seem terribly interested in doing more big-budget movies." 


#8 CharlizeTheron:

"[Charlize Theron] likes to balance her work in smaller films, like 2011's Young Adult, with bigger-budget fare like last year's Snow White and the Huntsman. She also starred in Prometheus, the kind-of prequel to Aliens which earned $403 million at the global box office. Theron supplements her movie money with high-paid endorsements for brands like Dior. She's now adding behind-the-scenes duties to her resume, executive producing a Hatfields & McCoys pilot for NBC."



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SWATH BOOSTS KRISTEN STEWART ONTO FORBES 2013 LIST OF MOST POWERFUL CELEBRITIES




Although she had a couple of films released last year,  only one placed Kristen Stewart back onto the Forbes list of Most Powerful Celebrities. 

Joining the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Speilberg and Beyonce, Forbes annual list is mostly determined by earnings and the strength of their presence with the consumer. 


Putting aside the fact that Stewart would not call herself  a celebrity, Snow White and the Huntsman earning over $400 million is making Stewart a "franchise face,"  according to Forbes. 


This is good news for Stewart since this is the first time she is making the list outside of the successful Twilight franchise. 


Forbes writes: "[The] Twilight star is fast becoming a franchise face after Snow White and the Huntsman earned $400 million."


See who else made the Forbes list this year here.





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Sunday, June 23, 2013

STEWART & GANDOLFINI:  
TWO OF A KIND



"She’s beautiful, but her intelligence seemed to leap off the screen." 
~ James Gandolfini


UPDATE June 25, 2013: Kristen Stewart issued a statement regarding the death of James Gandolfini to Entertainment Weekly:

“When I heard of James’ passing I was in New Orleans, where we met shooting, and every memory flooded back and gutted me,” she tells EW in a statement. “I’ll hold that time near to me forever. He was immeasurably great. My heart goes out to his beloved family.”




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One took a yellow cab to a major premiere after party while the other stopped to eat at a Hooters restaurant on a road trip across America with friends. 


Fiercely private, loyal, shy, awkward in interviews, generous, admired by cast and crew.  Although "tough fa├žade" images have been created by the media, for those who have met them and know them say they are sweet and down to earth.


Just two ordinary people who got to share together the job they both love - acting.


                         Stewart talks to MTV News about doing press with Gandolfini




"Kristen Stewart is one of the mad ones. But mad in a beautiful way." 
~ James Gandolfini

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

UNIVERSAL'S 50 SHADES OF GREY HAS A DIRECTOR



Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James tweeted that the Universal film has found its director -  Sam Taylor-Johnson.





Deadline reports the Nowhere Boy director may be a perfect fit for the sexually charged material. 

FSOG is a fictional book written by E.L. James which is loosely based on her Twilight fan fiction story called Master of the Universe ("MOTU").  FSOG is a sexually explicit trilogy about the BDSM relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire businessman Christian Grey. The book is known to be read and liked by both women and men.
  


Producer Michael DeLuca comments on Taylor-Johnson:


“Sam’s unique ability to gracefully showcase complex relationships dealing with love, emotion and sexual chemistry make her the ideal director to bring Christian and Anastasia’s relationship to life,” said De Luca. 


“EL James’ characters and vivid storytelling require a director who is willing to take risks and push the envelope where needed, and Sam is a natural fit.”  



Next up should be the highly anticipated casting of Ana and Christian.  Everyone will have an opinion about who should fill the roles.  Whatever the case, chemistry is the key and whomever is cast must have it in order for the story to work. 


Read more about the director hiring at Deadline.



Monday, June 17, 2013

KRISTEN STEWART HANGS OUT WITH FANS AT HOOTERS

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UPDATED:  Kristen is continuing her travels as she appears with a fan in Memphis, Tennessee yesterday.  Kristen is enjoying her trip meeting fans as she goes along...where? No one knows.

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RAY WINSTONE MENTORS HITMAN SEAN PENN IN 'THE GUNMAN'



In his element as a tough guy, Ray Winstone has joined the cast of The Gunman, according to Deadline

Winstone will be the mentor for a hitman played by Sean Penn "who is betrayed and then hunted by the organization he worked for." 


Penn is known by fans as the director of Into the Wild who recommended Kristen Stewart for her most famous role as Bella Swan in Twilight



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The Gunman also stars Javier Bardem and Idris Elba (lead actress) in a film that appears to be a "must see film" next year.  

The Gunman is set to be released in 2014.



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Saturday, June 15, 2013

RAY WINSTONE PARTICIPATES IN 'FATHER'S DAY' PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS VIDEO FOR CHARITY




As Father's Day approaches, there are many efforts to make men aware of health issues related to them.  

Prostate Cancer UK has put together a short film featuring British actors including SWATH's Ray Winstone, Charles Dance, John Simm, Neil Stuke, and Tamzin Outhwaite in order to make men more aware of the disease. 

The film will be 18-minutes in length and will be broadcast on June 16th, Father's Day, on ITV4 at 11:15pm.

Check out the intense trailer below and read more about how you can help prevent prostate cancer here at PCUK's site.  










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Friday, June 14, 2013

BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN 'RUSH'







Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) shared a behind-the-scenes video of his film Rush on Twitter.  

Rush stars Chris Hemsworth as race car driver James Hunt.  The film depicts the rivalry between Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One Race season. 


'Rush' will be released September 13th in the UK and on September 20th in the U.S.


Take a look at Chris as he describes his character in the video above.



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Thursday, June 13, 2013

MALAYSIAN SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR PIRACY OF SWATH AND OTHER FILMS




The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a Malaysian man was arrested for alleged piracy of SWATH and other major Hollywood films through the website jiwang.org.


"According to the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC), jiwang.org is one of the most popular sources of pirated content online in Malaysia, and hosts links to popular Hollywood films including, Pitch Perfect, Rise of the Guardians, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, The Bourne Legacy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, and A Good Day to Die Hard, and others."

THR goes on: "During the arrest at the 35-year-old suspect’s home in the state of Kelantan, officers discovered a secret compartment that could only be accessed via a wardrobe, leading to a room containing sophisticated computer equipment, an LED TV monitor, modem, router and wireless internet connection."


Sounds a little like Bruce Wayne's bookcase hiding the Bat Cave. Hollywood is definitely happy to get this guy off the street. 

Read more about the arrest at THR.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

KRISTEN STEWART'S ATTORNEY IS ONE OF THR'S 'TOP 100 ATTORNEYS'
 (HELPED INK RAFFEY CASSIDY'S 
GEORGE CLOONEY FILM DEAL)






Kristen Stewart has more in common with her SWATH co-star Raffey Cassidy than playing the same character. 

Stewart's attorney is considered to be one of the "most influential" entertainment lawyers in the U.S., according to The Hollywood Reporter. 


THR released their list of America's Top 100 Attorneys naming litigators, talent and corporate "dealmakers" based on their biggest deals and legal cases as well as "their reputation within the entertainment legal community" of the past year.


Stewart's attorney Joel McKuin (Harvard Law) made the Power List for closing a huge deal involving SWATH's Raffey Cassidy.  


Cassidy is set to star alongside George Clooney in Disney's Tomorrowland.  McKuin also closed an eight figure television deal for two other clients.  Read more about McKuin here and review the entire slideshow beginning here.




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KRISTEN STEWART'S FLORABOTANICA WINS 
FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR

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Kristen Stewart's  Florabotanica won Fragrance of the Year - Women's Luxury at the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Awards held tonight at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

Florabotanica also won Canada's Favourite Scent (Judge's Choice) in April.  

Balenciaga selected Kristen as the face of their Florabotanica fragrance campaign due to "her rebellious style" which "perfectly embodies the Florabotanica spirit." 


According to FF, "the Fragrance of the Year nominees are evaluated based on fragrance, marketing strategy, packaging and advertising."


Florabotanica is a "print only" campaign.


Watch Kristen answer fan questions here during a Florabotanica promotion. Check out photos of a few attendees of the awards event here.


Congratulations to Kristen and Balenciaga!




  


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IS SAM CLAFLIN BEING IMMORTALIZED INTO A KEN DOLL?

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The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite is reporting that Sam Claflin's Catching Fire character 'Finnick Odair' will be made into a Ken Doll this fall according to Doll Genie.

"Doll Genie, an authorized Mattel Barbie & Monster High Doll dealer, posted on their site that Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Finnick dolls will be available in October."

There is no fixed price was indicated.  The doll is described as follows:

"The 2013 Hunger Games Catching Fire Ken as FENNICK #X8273 will be released in October. Official Mattel images of the exact doll are not available but we are hoping that he will replicate this image....This image is from the Hunger Games Catching Fire Movie Promo material and modified to include the item code numbers of the Mattel dolls to be released this fall."

Check back here at Doll Genie for future information about Sam's doll.





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Monday, June 10, 2013

NICK FROST & EDDIE MARSAN IN NEW CHARACTER POSTERS FOR 'AT WORLD'S END'  - NEW TRAILER RELEASED







Empire Online released new character posters showing Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan and other principle cast member for his upcoming film The World's End.  

Also, a second trailer has been released.  Check it out below and the other character posters here

Read more about The World's End here.










Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KRISTEN STEWART TO STAR IN TWO PROJECTS THIS SUMMER



After dropping out of Focus, Kristen Stewart fans have been patiently waiting (or not patiently waiting) to hear about new film projects. Deadline reported on Tuesday that Stewart will be starring  in two films where production for each will be filming back to back this summer. 

See Deadline's description of the films below.

"Camp X-Ray, a politically charged drama written and directed by Peter Sattler, and she will also star in the Olivier Assayas-directed Sils Maria."

"Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years." 

"Stewart will join Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz in Sils Maria...." "The film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe."


Note that Production Weekly was the first to report via Twitter that Stewart was involved with Camp X-Ray.  Deadline has confirmed the report.




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Sunday, June 2, 2013

FANS CELEBRATE SWATH'S RELEASE ANNIVERSARY AS CAST MEMBERS GIVE A SURPRISE

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Opening Day June 1, 2012



SWATHers from around the world took a trip down memory lane yesterday by celebrating the 1-year release anniversary of Snow White and the Huntsman.

The day began by reminding fans of SWATH's box office success with the retweeting of past posts including "Thank Yous" to the fans from Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth for making SWATH #1 at the box office. The day ended with two separate viewings of SWATH.


Spearheaded by @jenannrodrigues, other SWATH fansites including EB joined in a semi-marathon watching of SWATH.  


Fans had two opportunities to participate, via Twitter, in what was dubbed the "#SWATHWatchAlong." Fans expressed their feelings about the film as well as other subjects (the media's failed press junkets - discussed more below) during the social media gathering.  All tweets included the hashtag to denote the celebration.  


As a bonus, the hashtag trended on Twitter. 





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Saturday, June 1, 2013

JOHNNY HARRIS ATTENDS 
'MADE OF STONE' UK PREMIERE AS
 'LAST DAYS ON MARS' IMPRESSED AT CANNES



Johnny Harris - 'The Stone Roses' Premieres in Manchester
Andrew Shim, Danielle Watson, Charlotte Tree, Johnny Harris, Sophie Ellerby and Jo Hartley 




Johnny Harris was reunited with his 'This is England' castmates in Manchester, England on Thursday to attend the The Stone Roses: Made of Stone UK World Premiere.








In other news, the Los Angeles Times reports that Harris's film Last Days On Mars "made a strong impression" when it was recently screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.  The LA Times writes:

"Well-written by Clive Dawson in a plot initially reminiscent of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” a crew member discovers a form of bacterial life on the planet and makes the mistake of thinking of taking it back to Earth. The bacterium, however, turns out to have the nasty habit of turning crew members into grotesque and violent zombies (are there any other kind?)." 


"The story may be familiar, but the way Robinson has directed it is undeniably gripping. “Mars” is a nifty genre exercise, a lean, muscular and fast-moving B picture that shows that science-fiction smartly done on a budget can hold its own with anything." 



Last Days On Mars will be released in the UK on September 19th. 


Liev Schreiber in "The Last Days on Mars"

(Source) Pictured: Liev Schrieber in Last Days On Mars 






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