Netflix has acquired Bradley Cooper’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic.Last July, The Hangover star announced he was planning to follow up his Oscar-nominated directorial debut A Star Is Born with a film about the famed composer and conductor for stud…
Netflix has acquired Bradley Cooper’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic.
Last July, The Hangover star announced he was planning to follow up his Oscar-nominated directorial debut A Star Is Born with a film about the famed composer and conductor for studio executives at Paramount.
However, on Tuesday, bosses at streaming service Netflix announced that they had acquired all rights to the untitled project.
“Bradley’s directorial debut was nothing short of brilliant and he quickly cemented himself as a serious filmmaker,” Netflix’s Scott Stuber told Deadline. “His strong passion and clear vision for bringing to life the relationship between the iconic composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre promises to do their lives justice as only this renowned filmmaking team can. We are honoured to be working with the Bernsteins to share their family’s story with audiences everywhere.”
Cooper will direct and star in the project, which documents Bernstein’s complex marriage to his wife over the space of 30 years, from a script he co-wrote with Spotlight’s Josh Singer. He will also serve as a producer, along with his producing partner, Joker director Todd Phillips, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese, who was once set to direct his own Bernstein film, as well as Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who worked with Phillips on Joker and Scorsese on The Irishman.
The actor acquired the exclusive rights to the Bernstein estate, which put an end to a rival project which was set to star Jake Gyllenhaal, and has been working with the composer’s children Jamie, Alexander, and Nina, for the past two years. Production is expected to begin early next year.
Bernstein, who was the longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, is best known for composing the music to stage musicals On the Town and West Side Story and the movie On the Waterfront. He died in 1990 at the age of 72.
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In the Heights star Anthony Ramos had given up on acting until he saw the original Broadway production and decided to keep his career dreams alive.The Star Is Born actor headlines the upcoming film version of the musical, which was written by Lin-Manue…
In the Heights star Anthony Ramos had given up on acting until he saw the original Broadway production and decided to keep his career dreams alive.
The Star Is Born actor headlines the upcoming film version of the musical, which was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2008.
In an interview with People magazine, Ramos revealed his special connection to In the Heights.
“This show was the show I saw when I wanted to quit,” he said. “I remember my college was giving away tickets to this show, and it was closing and I hadn’t seen it yet. I went by myself and I sat in that seat, and it was the first time I saw a show where it was like, ‘Oh, I don’t only relate to these characters, I know them.'”
Of taking on the lead role of Usnavi, Ramos said he felt honoured to be portraying the character Miranda originated in the Broadway show.
“I felt a huge responsibility, but I also didn’t feel any pressure,” the 28-year-old added. “The fact that Lin trusted me with this role means more than you’ll ever know, bro. Ever.”
Ramos has known Miranda for years – he starred in the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Miranda’s musical Hamilton, alongside the man himself in the lead role, when it first opened Off-Broadway, and remained with the musical blockbuster when it opened on the Great White Way in 2015.
Last year, he played Lady Gaga’s best friend in A Star Is Born and lead the film Monsters and Men. He appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters earlier this year.
The trailer for In the Heights, directed by Jon M. Chu, debuted online on Thursday. It is due to hit cinemas in June 2020.
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Lady Gaga took a long time to shed her character from A Star Is Born.Last year, the popstar played rising singer Ally alongside Bradley Cooper in the musical drama, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey…
Lady Gaga took a long time to shed her character from A Star Is Born.
Last year, the popstar played rising singer Ally alongside Bradley Cooper in the musical drama, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, Gaga admitted she couldn’t immediately let go of Ally because the character’s career trajectory reflected her own and brought up pain from her past.
“Well, actually, the character of Ally stayed with me for a long time. I had to relive a lot of my career doing that role,” she explained. “I don’t know how you feel when you’ve acted, but for me, I don’t view it as filming a movie. I film it as living the character, and it’s a moment in my life, so I relived it all again, and it took a long time for it to go away.”
Although she lost out to The Favourite’s Olivia Colman for the Best Actress prize, the 33-year-old didn’t go home empty-handed, as she won the Best Original Song for Shallow. However, looking at the prestigious statuette reminded her of that pain.
“When I won the Oscar for Shallow, I looked at it, and a reporter asked me, ‘When you look at that Oscar, what do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see a lot of pain.’ And I wasn’t lying in that moment,” Gaga continued. “I have been traumatised in a variety of ways by my career over the years from many different things, but I survived, and I’ve kept going. And when I looked at that Oscar, I saw pain.”
Gaga will follow up on her award-winning role with Ridley Scott’s drama about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of Guccio Gucci, who founded the Italian fashion house. She will play Maurizio’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who hired a hitman to shoot and kill him on the steps of his office in 1995.
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Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million)…
Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.
The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.
However, she allegedly left the dress in her room at The Beverly Hilton hotel, where the awards show was held, according to a maid who reportedly discovered the dress and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue.
The employee, named Sara Corea, has since put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, after the hotel handed the Valentino dress back to Corea because nobody had come forward to claim it.
Now, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department has told Entertainment Tonight that the luxury fashion house had in fact filed a police report notifying them that the gown had gone missing following the 2019 Golden Globes.
They added that Gaga had not filed a report and Corea and Valentino are resolving the matter privately.
“It was determined that no crime had taken place. The police do not have an active criminal investigation. The matter is being resolved between the concerned parties,” a statement from the BHPD read.
Gaga wore the gown when she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.
The dress is currently available to bidders with a minimum bid of $8,000 (£6,230), and auction manager Michael Kirk says the sale will still go ahead on Thursday.
“We take provenance very seriously and do due diligence on all items we take on consignment, including consulting our attorneys when necessary,” he added.
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Lady Gaga has dyed her hair bubblegum pink. The Poker Face singer is quite the style chameleon and has experimented with a variety of hair styles and colours of the course of her career. Over the weekend, she revealed to fans that she was rocking a …
Lady Gaga has dyed her hair bubblegum pink.
The Poker Face singer is quite the style chameleon and has experimented with a variety of hair styles and colours of the course of her career.
Over the weekend, she revealed to fans that she was rocking a pink look by sharing a snap on Instagram to mark the success of the soundtrack to 2018 movie A Star Is Born, in which she starred alongside Bradley Cooper.
“A year ago, A Star was Born, and here we are 6 times pink platinum,” she wrote in the caption of the image, which showed her matching her pink hair with a pink and black houndstooth-print sleeveless dress and matching gloves. She also wore chunky black biker boots and sparkly jewellery as she stood in front of a bookcase filled with Grammy Awards.
She later shared a second picture to explain what make-up products from her Haus Laboratories beauty line she was wearing.
“@sarahtannomakeup used @hauslabs Glam Attack in ‘Rose B**ch’ & ‘Aphrodite’ all over the lid and ‘Chained Ballerina’ for an easy smoky eye. Defined the lash line with Eye-LIE-Ner in ‘Punk’! (Lips) are RIP Lip Liner in ‘Ride’ and Le Riot Lip Gloss in ‘Entranced’.”
The singer/actress is a natural brunette but is traditionally seen with platinum blonde hair. However, she often experiments with colour and has previously been seen rocking shades such as lilac, blue, and silver.
She’s also worked with pink before, having adding pink highlights to her blonde hair for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and rose gold highlights at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
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Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen. The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside c…
Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing the melody for her Oscar-winning tune Shallow from U.S. songwriter Steve Ronsen.
The 33-year-old singer took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the track, from the movie A Star Is Born, alongside co-writers Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, and Mark Ronson.
But now relatively unknown songwriter Ronsen is asking for “millions and millions” of dollars in a settlement, claiming that the three-note progression in the tune is taken from his 2012 tune Almost, which has had less than a thousand streams on SoundCloud in the past five years.
To fight the allegations, Gaga has hired power lawyer Orin Snyder, who said in a statement to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six: “Mr. Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artist. It is shameful and wrong. I applaud Lady Gaga for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artists who find themselves on the receiving end of such (claims). Should Mr. Shirian proceed with this case, Lady Gaga will fight it vigorously and will prevail.”
Ronsen alleges the G, A, B note hook in Shallow was taken from Almost, but Gaga’s team hit back by responding that the note trio has appeared in musical pieces dating back centuries – such as Kansas’ track Dust In The Wind, released in 1978.
Contacted by Page Six, Ronsen’s attorney Mark D. Shirian said in a statement: “In an effort to amicably resolve this matter months ago, my office provided Lady Gaga’s legal team, at their request, with an official report from a renowned and respected musicologist and professor who determined that there are significant tempo, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic similarities between the two ‘hooks’ of the songs at issue. Lady Gaga’s team has yet to provide my office with an opposing musicologist report, which we have requested multiple times.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Ronsen goes forward with his threat to launch a million-dollar lawsuit against Gaga over the claims.
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Lady Gaga is “not interested” in making money from her first-ever make-up collection, Haus Laboratories.The Grammy Award-winning singer is gearing up to launch her beauty line on Amazon in September. While the Born This Way hitmaker got an investor for…
Lady Gaga is “not interested” in making money from her first-ever make-up collection, Haus Laboratories.
The Grammy Award-winning singer is gearing up to launch her beauty line on Amazon in September. While the Born This Way hitmaker got an investor for the company, Gaga has now insisted she isn’t bothered about the financial side of her business.
“I’m not interested in just building out a giant brand and making a bunch of money and selling it; this is my baby,” the 33-year-old told WWD. “I joke about it with my CEO, Ben Jones, all the time. I’m like, ‘You’re going to be prying this company from my cold dead fingers if you ever want to sell it.'”
Gaga hinted at the possibility of a full make-up collection being released in the near future, but for now, she’s more concerned with ensuring her brand is fully inclusive and represents real beauty.
“I see something happening in the world where I think a lot of people feel a pressure to look a certain type of way,” the A Star Is Born actress explained. “Either to look like someone else or to be so precise with their make-up and look so airbrushed and (perfect on) social media to fit in and to be considered beautiful, and I really want to take that idea, and I want to smash it.”
Haus Laboratories will debut the first three products – RIP Lip Liner, Le Riot Lip Gloss and Glam Attack all-over shimmer powder – on Amazon for fans to pre-order on 15 July.
To start, the items come in a collection format – priced at $49 (£39) for lip gloss, lip liner and shimmer powder – with six different themes.
There is the Haus of Chained Ballerina collection, which Gaga said was inspired by dancers, the Haus of Goddess, Haus of Rockstar, Haus of Dynasty, Haus of Metalhead, and Haus of Rose B**ch.
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Irina Shayk still believes in marriage despite her split from rumoured fiance Bradley Cooper.The 33-year-old model opened up about her high-profile breakup from the A Star Is Born actor/director in a cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar Digital Summer I…
Irina Shayk still believes in marriage despite her split from rumoured fiance Bradley Cooper.
The 33-year-old model opened up about her high-profile breakup from the A Star Is Born actor/director in a cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar Digital Summer Issue.
The brunette beauty and Cooper started dating in early 2015, and became parents to two-year-old daughter Lea De Seine in March, 2017.
And while news of the couple’s split broke last month, the model insisted her views on marriage haven’t changed.
“Do I believe in marriage? Yes, of course,” the notoriously private star said. “I’m not the kind of person who is against it.”
Shayk and Cooper went to great lengths to keep their romance out of the headlines, and neither spoke about the other in interviews.
But regarding the interest in their split, she shrugged: “I think it’s just human beings: if you cannot have it, you want to have it. There’s a curtain there, you want to open the curtain. It’s curiosity I guess.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the Russian model also opened up about her approach to parenting.
“You have to be really truly yourself for your kids, otherwise you’re living in a lie,” she said. “Tell me one reason why, just because you’re a mother, that you need to wear a longer skirt. No! I don’t believe in that. I really don’t.
“Why should you have to change who you are and how you feel just because you become a mother? I’m like, tell me why.”
Shayk also insisted she doesn’t comprise her look for modelling agencies either, adding: “If you really love you for who you are, I think you can do anything.”
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Bradley Cooper called Dave Chappelle “every two days” until the funnyman agreed to appear in his directorial debut, A Star Is Born. The comedian took questions from the audience during his Broadway show on Wednesday night, with one fan asking him how …
Bradley Cooper called Dave Chappelle “every two days” until the funnyman agreed to appear in his directorial debut, A Star Is Born.
The comedian took questions from the audience during his Broadway show on Wednesday night, with one fan asking him how he ended up in the movie.
Chappelle revealed he was first introduced to Cooper by Kanye West at a London hotel and he was shocked when some time later, the actor showed up at his annual barn party in Ohio and offered him the role of his character’s best friend.
“He sent me the script…,” Chappelle shared. “But I never read the script. I didn’t know the s**t was going to be good!”
Cooper had to keep calling Chappelle “every two days” before the comic agreed to shoot the small but crucial role in the romantic drama, opposite the Oscar nominee and Lady Gaga.
Chappelle previously discussed what a rare opportunity the role presented him compared to his previously work.
“The types of movies I’ve done in my career, they’re always hard comedies,” the 45-year-old told Global Grind last year. “(Directors) will kind of weigh in sometimes but Bradley, the way he directed me and the way we would talk about a scene, the way he would create an environment that would give me the courage to actually be vulnerable in a way that comedy wouldn’t let me be. I never felt threatened or unsafe. He would always tell me sometimes that he would not let me look bad and I believed him.”
Cooper also gushed over their collaboration, and shared with the publications: “I loved our dynamic and I couldn’t get it out of our mind. I knew that he would set a rhythm that I would then follow and edit towards.”
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Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the bl…
Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga store will officially open at the Park MGM in Las Vegas on 30 May.
The Poker Face singer, who is gearing up to return to Sin City for her ongoing Enigma residency, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the news, posting the black and white Haus of Gaga logo, with a pink neon sign that read ‘Las Vegas’.
It is not yet clear what will be sold at the Haus of Gaga boutique, but sources tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal it will be stocked with Gaga-branded products.
And the A Star Is Born actress is also hoping to staff the shop with fans, known as Little Monsters. According to the MGM Resorts International career website, the retail store is hiring part-time and full-time sales associates.
“Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands,” the employment listing reads. “Our company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.”
Gaga, 33, first set up Haus of Gaga in 2008, with the concept originally modelled on Andy Warhol’s Factory and consisting of her creative team. Current members of her crew include her fashion director Brandon Maxwell, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras and make-up artist Sarah Tanno.
Previously, Aspiras opened up to Entertainment Tonight about his work with the Haus of Gaga, and explained that he always wants the superstar to feel “special, beautiful and confident”.
“I’m so grateful to have had shared this journey thus far (with Gaga),” he commented. “But today, we celebrate the achievement of someone who believes in her art and empowers me to work beyond the lines. I find that to be the most rewarding part of the relationship that I have with Gaga.”
Gaga’s next Las Vegas show will take place on 30 May, with the current run of Enigma continuing until 8 November.
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