Amy Adams’s The Woman in the Window pushed back to 2020

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems. The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinem…

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems.

The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinemas on 4 October, but it has now been switched to an unknown date in 2020 so it can undergo reshoots.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Disney executives, who obtained the feature when they acquired the Fox film empire in March, have opted to remove it from their 2019 slate so they can rework the picture after early test screenings showed that the narrative confused audiences.

“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until its release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”

Director Joe Wright, known for films such as Darkest Hour and Atonement, is reportedly planning to do five days of reshoots in August, once Adams wraps filming on Ron Howard’s Netflix movie Hillbilly Elegy.

The Woman in the Window, based on the best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn, also stars Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie and Brian Tyree Henry, and was adapted for the screen by playwright Tracy Letts.

The mystery will be the last film released by Fox 2000 before Disney shutters the division, and there will now be a significant gap between it and Fox 2000’s penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is due for release in August.

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Tom Ford won’t ever design wedding dresses

Tom Ford will never be convinced to start creating wedding dresses.The designer served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into filmma…

Tom Ford will never be convinced to start creating wedding dresses.

The designer served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006, and has more recently delved into filmmaking with movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. 

While Ford is highly successful in the design world, he has no desire to enter the wedding market.

“(I refuse to design wedding dresses) because every girl has an idea of their wedding and what they want to wear is in their head and so essentially they don’t need a designer,” he said in an interview for The New York Times. “They just need a dressmaker. And it’s very hard to design a wedding dress because it’s more like, ‘Well, no, I always wanted to look like Grace Kelly,’ so there’s not a lot of creativity to it. It’s not fun as a designer.”

Ford is the go-to designer for many Hollywood A-listers, with his clients including Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna. Yet, the fashion star is adamant that he generally finds red carpet ensembles to be rather boring.

“You get stylists calling you, saying, ‘She only wants to wear yellow, she wants strapless.’ People don’t wear fashion, really; they wear a kind of vintage. The one time I thought they all looked great was last year at the Golden Globes when they all wore black,” the 57-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the candid chat, Ford confessed that he doesn’t wear underwear, thinks kilts are the only acceptable way for a man to wear a skirt, and that he hates “Champagne breath”.

“It’s like vomit. It is! White wine and Champagne give you terrible breath. It’s like bulimic breath,” he insisted.

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Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk pay tribute to designer Luigi Massi

Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk have shared heartfelt tributes to late designer Luigi Massi.The style guru passed away last Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack, according to editors at WWD. He was aged 56.Luigi had …

Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk have shared heartfelt tributes to late designer Luigi Massi.

The style guru passed away last Tuesday night (02Apr19) in Milan, Italy after suffering a heart attack, according to editors at WWD. He was aged 56.

Luigi had worked for the house of Versace for over 30 years, creating numerous red carpet gowns for celebrities, and over the weekend, Donatella broke her silence on the news.

“My heart is broken, I still cannot believe I won’t hear your voice. I still cannot believe I will never see you again,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white picture of her posing with Luigi. “Rest in peace Luigi, you’ll never be forgotten.”

In addition, Russian supermodel Irina, who sported a beautiful gold dress made by Luigi to the Golden Globes earlier this year, uploaded a slideshow of the many other ensembles the designer had made for her over the years.

“The most shy, down to earth, nicest guy. The whole Versace family and I will miss you, Rest In Peace @massiluigi,” the 33-year-old commented.

Of late, Luigi had made showstopping gowns for the likes of actresses Sandra Oh, Constance Wu, and Amy Adams, as well as supermodel Naomi Campbell and singer Ciara.

Naomi was one of the celebrities to send her condolences to Donatella, writing on her Instagram post, “Another chosen family member, will always remember you smile Luigi… May you rest with the highest.”

While Amber Valletta commented, “Heartbreaking loss. I’m sending you all so much love. Rest in Peace sweet and amazing Luigi,” and Gigi Hadid added: “Love you dv (Donatella Versace). I’m so sorry for your loss. He loved you so much.”

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Cate Blanchett is the jewel of the BAFTAs red carpet

Cate Blanchett set the bar high for glamour on the BAFTAs red carpet as she unveiled her new brunette do to complement her jeweled black gown. The Australian actress wowed in the custom Christopher Kane gown, which featured a huge gemstone necklace an…

Cate Blanchett set the bar high for glamour on the BAFTAs red carpet as she unveiled her new brunette do to complement her jeweled black gown.

The Australian actress wowed in the custom Christopher Kane gown, which featured a huge gemstone necklace and a thigh-high split, to the prestigious awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday night (10Feb19). Later in the evening, she presented the Fellowship Award to Thelma Schoonmaker.

And the star wasn’t the only one leading the way in jewel tones on the chilly red carpet.

Amy Adams, who was up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Vice, stunned in a burgundy Prada gown with a jewel embellishment, and her hair scraped back into a sleek low ponytail.

One of the evening’s presenters, Lily Collins, wore a deep blue Givenchy creation for the occasion, which featured an intricately designed tulle skirt and a structured jacket.

The Crown star Claire Foy, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in First Man, looked regal in a fringed green Oscar De La Renta strapless gown. While she braved the cold weather in London, Claire joked to presenter Dermot O’Leary on the red carpet that she was “so hungry” before the awards ceremony.

Monochrome was another huge trend on the BAFTAs red carpet, with Best Actress winner Olivia Colman leading the charge in her black and white Emilia Wickstead custom creation.

Rachel Weisz, Olivia’s co-star in The Favourite who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong, was ethereal in a white Gucci tulle gown and Cartier diamond earrings, while the Duchess of Cambridge wore a one-shouldered Alexander McQueen creation with Jimmy Choo heels.

Salma Hayek, who was visibly emotional as she presented the Best Film award to friend Alfonso Cuaron, was chic in a black velvet floor-length dress by Gucci, complete with a jewel lizard brooch on her shoulder.

Best Actress nominees Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy also got the black dress memo, while Viola Davis complemented her black and white Armani Prive dress with a huge bow.

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Lady Gaga is a fashion winner in plunging white at the SAG Awards

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she po…

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.

The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she posed on the silver carpet ahead of the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

And it seems Gaga’s ensemble may have been a last-minute choice, considering the outfit only debuted on the catwalk at the Christian Dior show during Paris Couture Fashion Week last week.

The A Star is Born beauty teamed the dress, which featured a daringly low neckline and a sexy thigh-high split, with a swipe of dark lipstick and matching nails. She completed her outfit by adding a gold and diamond choker, gold earrings and several bracelets, while wearing her platinum blonde hair swept back in a chic updo. White Jimmy Choo heels finished off her stunning look, which saw her top the best-dressed lists despite missing out on the Best Actress gong at the ceremony to Glenn Close for The Wife.

Gaga wasn’t the only star to showcase her cleavage in a sexy plunging outfit for the awards. Margot Robbie looked incredible in her white and gold Chanel number, which highlighted her slender figure in all the right places, Catherine Zeta-Jones opted for a gorgeous navy blue Zuhair Murad gown, with a daringly low neckline and cinched-in waist, while Robin Wright left little to the imagination in her slinky black Oscar de la Renta dress.

Other outstanding looks on the silver carpet included Lupita Nyong’o’s black and silver Vera Wang ensemble, and Sophia Bush’s polka dot Monique Lhuillier dress, which came complete with a matching cape. Amy Adams was as elegant as ever in her black strapless Celine dress, which featured ruffle detailing on the waist to highlight her hourglass figure, while Emily Blunt courted attention in a bubblegum pink Michael Kors custom gown. Emma Stone went against the grain as she shunned a red carpet gown in favour of a gold top and tailored black high-waisted trousers, a look she’s perfected in the past, as Black-ish star Yara Shahidi also hit headlines thanks to her sequinned Fendi Couture jumpsuit, which featured a net overlay.

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Amy Adams: ‘I’d be intimidated to meet Lynne Cheney’

Amy Adams reckons she’d be left feeling intimidated if she were ever to meet the real-life Lynne Cheney.Amy takes on the role of the author and politician’s wife Lynne in new biographical drama Vice, alongside Christian Bale as her husband, and George …

Amy Adams reckons she’d be left feeling intimidated if she were ever to meet the real-life Lynne Cheney.

Amy takes on the role of the author and politician’s wife Lynne in new biographical drama Vice, alongside Christian Bale as her husband, and George W. Bush’s right-hand man, Dick Cheney.

The acting duo has claimed that they don’t know if Dick and Lynne have yet seen Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated picture, and also noted that they didn’t get the chance to meet them ahead of filming.

“From all accounts, she’s (Lynne) formidable and outspoken and direct. I’m not easily intimidated but I think she would intimidate me!” Amy confessed in an interview for Britain’s Metro newspaper.

To fully tackle the role, a feat Amy has managed before in films such as Big Eyes and Julie & Julia, the flame-haired star had to dismiss her own political opinions.

“In playing Lynne, I can’t be in an argument with my own character,” she explained. “I have to really embody her. I had to take my own politics out of it. It’s such a tricky time in politics.”

Talking about Dick and Lynne’s relationship, Amy dubbed the pair the “ultimate power couple”.

And Christian, who piled on the pounds to play the former U.S. vice president, elaborated on their dynamic.

“Within 11 years, he went from someone with no connections to Washington to being the youngest chief of staff ever. That’s a meteoric rise,” he exclaimed. “And it was all at Lynne’s urging.”

Both Amy, 44, and Christian, also 44, landed Oscars nods for their performances, with the film receiving a further six nominations, including Best Film and Best Director.

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The Favourite and Roma lead 2019 Oscar nominations

The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards with 10 each. The period-drama, about two cousins vying to be Queen Anne’s favourite, landed nominations on Tuesday (22Jan19) for categories including Best Picture, Best Ac…

The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards with 10 each.

The period-drama, about two cousins vying to be Queen Anne’s favourite, landed nominations on Tuesday (22Jan19) for categories including Best Picture, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos plus a host of technical categories such as Best Costume Design.

It was joint top with Mexican film Roma, which was nominated in both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film categories, while its stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira were surprise additions in the leading and supporting actress categories. Its director Alfonso Cuaron achieved a major haul of his own, with nods for directing, screenplay, and cinematography.

The other nominees for Best Picture are BlacKkKlansman, A Star Is Born, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Black Panther, the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture. Christian Bale was recognised for his depiction of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, and the other Best Actor nominees are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), and Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate).

Lady Gaga achieved her first acting Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born, as well as a second for Best Original Song, and her, Colman and Aparicio will compete against Glenn Close for The Wife and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Best Actress.

The other nominees for the Best Supporting Actress prize include Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Amy Adams (Vice), while the male equivalent is a competition between Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).

The nominations were announced by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on 24 February (19) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is currently without a host after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down after receiving backlash over old controversial tweets.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:

BlacKkKlansman

A Star Is Born

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

Vice

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale – Vice

Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Best Actress:

Glenn Close – The Wife

Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Best Supporting Actress:

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams – Vice

Marina De Tavira – Roma

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Sam Elliott – A Star is Born

Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Adam Driver- BlacKkKlansman

Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

Adam McKay – Vice

Best Original Screenplay:

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book

Adam McKay – Vice

Paul Schrader – First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee – BlackKklansman

Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Bradley Cooper, Eric Roth, Will Fetters – A Star is Born

Joel and Ethan Coen – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Original Score:

Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell

Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat

Original Song:

Shallow – A Star is Born

All the Stars – Black Panther

I’ll Fight – RBG

The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns

When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Foreign Language Film:

Roma – Mexico

Never Look Away – Germany

Cold War – Poland

Shoplifters – Japan

Capernaum – Lebanon

Documentary Feature:

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

Minding the Gap

RBG

Animated Feature:

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Cinematography:

Never Look Away – Caleb Deschanel

Roma – Alfonso Cuaron

Cold War – Lukasz Zal

A Star is Born – Matty Libatique

The Favourite – Robbie Ryan

Visual effects:

Christopher Robin

First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

Costume Design:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres

Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter

The Favourite – Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

Production Design:

Black Panther – Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart

The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton

Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre and Gordon Sim

First Man – Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas

Roma – Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

Make-up and Hairstyling:

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman

The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book – Patrick J. Don Vito

Vice – Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:

First Man

A Quiet Place

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

Roma

Sound Mixing:

Black Panther

A Star is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

Animated Short Film:

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

Weekends

One Small Step

Live-action Short Film:

Skin

Mother

Detainment

Marguerite

Fauve

Documentary Short Subject:

Black Sheep

Lifeboat

A Night At the Garden

Period. End of Sentence

End Game

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Amy Adams’ Critics’ Choice Awards hairstyle held up by cheap product

Actress Amy Adams used cheap styling products to wow the red carpet with her Critics’ Choice Awards updo on Sunday (13Jan19).The Arrival beauty celebrated understated beauty at the prizegiving by turning up in a blue Zac Posen gown, which she paired wi…

Actress Amy Adams used cheap styling products to wow the red carpet with her Critics’ Choice Awards updo on Sunday (13Jan19).

The Arrival beauty celebrated understated beauty at the prizegiving by turning up in a blue Zac Posen gown, which she paired with an effortless bun, held in place by Tresemme’s Thermal Creations Blow Dry Balm – a $5 (£4) drug store product.

“I loved the idea of pulling her hair back to showcase her gorgeous face,” celebrity stylist John D tells Byrdie. “We opted for a deep centre part and pulled her hair back into a low braided bun. Chic and classic.”

The beautician styled Amy’s hair almost exclusively with the Thermal Creations Blow Dry Balm and a hairdryer, insisting the look is easy for anyone to pull off.

“Prep clean, damp hair by squeezing Tresemme’s Thermal Creations Blow Dry Balm in your palms, emulsifying, and raking it throughout your hair,” John D instructs those who want to get the updo at home. “Brush it all through to ensure a more even distribution of product. This new balm helps add smoothness and shine to the final style, while also protecting your hair from heat styling.”

“Blow dry your hair using a medium-sized round brush to smooth and create some body. Then when you’re creating the braided bun, you hair will fall easily into place,” he adds.

To finish Amy’s look, John D used another $5 formula.

“Finish the overall look with a spritz of the Compressed Micro Mist Hold Level 4: Extend Hair Spray to keep hair locked into place and full of shine,” he smiles.

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Vice writer/director was shocked by Lynne Cheney tragedies

Vice writer and director Adam McKay was left stunned as he researched Lynne Cheney, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, for the film, because she had been touched by so much death growing up. The filmmaker wanted to portray Dick and hi…

Vice writer and director Adam McKay was left stunned as he researched Lynne Cheney, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, for the film, because she had been touched by so much death growing up.

The filmmaker wanted to portray Dick and his wife in an honest way and couldn’t believe how much tragedy Lynn had witnessed in her life.

The film covers the drowning death of her mother, but McKay reveals there was one awful family tragedy that he didn’t even mention in the script.

In a recent SAG Conversations interview, Adam explained, “She had an aunt who was losing her house; a banker had ripped her off. She walked around this 10-acre orchard to say goodbye to it. She took out a red blanket and unfurled it to sit on. They had a bull they had raised as a calf that gored her aunt.

“There was no hospital within 200 miles and she had to be taken on a train there.”

McKay knew he’d found the perfect person to play Lynn Cheney in Amy Adams, adding, “Amy really brought that kind of this tough Americana middle-of-the-country edge to the role.”

Adams, for her part, read Lynn’s autobiography and realised she was basically playing her own grandmother: “She became very personal to me. I think having a personal relationship with a character, who on the surface is hard and maybe hard to get to know, helped.

“It was that pioneering spirit that was recognisable to me. My grandmother is from Utah, she was a farm girl and would go to rodeos. The environments they were raised in sounded very similar. On the inside, I understood her motivations and her love of country and family.”

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Amy Adams truly impressed by Christian Bale’s Vice transformation

Amy Adams was stunned by Christian Bale’s “impressive” transformation to play former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney onscreen, because it was unlike anything she had ever seen. Vice marks the actors’ third movie collaboration, and although Bale is kno…

Amy Adams was stunned by Christian Bale’s “impressive” transformation to play former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney onscreen, because it was unlike anything she had ever seen.

Vice marks the actors’ third movie collaboration, and although Bale is known for totally changing his physique to portray different characters, his 40 pound (18 kilogram) weight gain, coupled with the prosthetics he had to wear to bring Cheney to life in the biopic, really wowed Adams, who features as the politician’s wife, Lynne.

“Christian Bale, he’s so amazing in this,” she gushed on breakfast show Good Morning America. “He absolutely disappears (into the character), it’s unbelievable.

“I’ve worked with him before, so I wasn’t surprised, but I was so impressed with his commitment and dedication. He’s always so impressive.”

Witnessing the time and effort her The Fighter and American Hustle co-star Christian had to put into becoming Cheney onset each day made Amy realise how lucky she was not to have to spend quite so long in the hair and makeup trailer each morning.

“We had a great makeup team; we had a lot of people helping us out,” she said.

“I hate complaining about my own experience ’cause his was literally like, three to six hours every day, depending on what look he was going into,” Amy continued, adding, “He put on 40 real pounds!”

As for her own role, the actress initially thought the idea of portraying Lynne Cheney across five decades would be near impossible.

“At first I didn’t know a lot about Lynne, and when I received the script, I’m playing her from 20 to 70, and so doing the research and discovering who the character was outside of the public persona and perception of her, posed a real challenge,” she confessed.

However, it was a task Amy was ready to take on: “It was exciting,” she smiled.

And the five-time Oscar nominee was able to find inspiration from someone a little closer to home.

“My grandma grew up in Provo, Utah and she (Lynne) grew up in Casper, Wyoming, and there’s sort of a similar pioneering spirit and toughness, a real ruggedness about them,” she said.

Vice, which also features Sam Rockwell as former President George W. Bush and Steve Carell as ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, opens in theatres on Christmas Day (25Dec18).

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