Anne Hathaway to star in adaptation of French Children Don’t Throw Food

Anne Hathaway is attached to star in the movie adaptation of Pamela Druckerman’s book French Children Don’t Throw Food. The Oscar-winning actress will lead the adaptation of the 2012 bestselling autobiography, which was also published under the title B…

Anne Hathaway is attached to star in the movie adaptation of Pamela Druckerman’s book French Children Don’t Throw Food.

The Oscar-winning actress will lead the adaptation of the 2012 bestselling autobiography, which was also published under the title Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The book follows Druckerman, an American journalist, as she moves to Paris for her husband’s job and raises a family there. The story focuses on her trying to figure out how to balance motherhood and a career, whilst also observing her French neighbours to uncover the secrets behind how they parent astonishingly well-behaved children.

However, Druckerman soon learns that everyone, no matter how perfect they might appear, has their own problems.

The most recent draft of the script was written by Jamie Minoprio and Jonathan Stern, who worked on I Want Candy and St Trinian’s together.

The project is in development at StudioCanal, which will finance the movie, while Blueprint Pictures will produce.

Hathaway, 37, recently starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in Todd Haynes’s legal thriller Dark Waters and can be seen in The Last Thing He Wanted, Dee Rees’s adaptation of the Joan Didion book, on Netflix. She has completed filming her role of the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’s remake of Roald Dahl children’s classic, The Witches, which is expected to be released in October.

In addition, it was recently announced she would appear in the Sesame Street movie and lead crime drama The Lifeboat.

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Prabal Gurung calls on industry leaders to unite in face of coronavirus crisis

Prabal Gurung has called on fashion industry leaders to unite to tackle key issues in light of the coronavirus crisis.The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 and has gone on to dress the likes of former U.S. First Lady …

Prabal Gurung has called on fashion industry leaders to unite to tackle key issues in light of the coronavirus crisis.

The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 and has gone on to dress the likes of former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anne Hathaway.

But as Covid-19 continues to sweep the globe, with 204,000 cases and over 8,200 deaths to date, Gurung has instructed his New York-based team to work from home but stay in “close communications”, and accordingly, has been contemplating how the pandemic will force change within the wider business.

“Tackling an issue of this magnitude requires unity. We have to reach across departmental and industry lines to pull in help from a global brain trust of brilliant creatives and business leaders,” he wrote in an essay for Vogue.com. “Right now, what we need in fashion are leaders who are unafraid to have these conversations, and to really break the patterns that have in so many ways gotten us to this unhealthy place. America stands for change, America stands for guts. We have the power to set the tone of how we function going forward.”

Gurung went on to note that he and his team are very focused on finding solutions for becoming even more sustainable, inclusive, and inventive. And he is also concerned about ways he can champion other independent designers.

“We are in a unique position to change the tides. Whether it is about race, size, or age; the conversation starts here,” the 40-year-old mused. “In so many ways, coronavirus was the final straw that finally made me sit back and really think about our current definition of success, and what we were willing to sacrifice to get there.”

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Rosie Perez infuriated by lack of equality in Hollywood movies

Rosie Perez wants more to be done about the “infuriating” lack of female representation in Hollywood movies.The actress is currently starring alongside Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees’ political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, and in an interview with Var…

Rosie Perez wants more to be done about the “infuriating” lack of female representation in Hollywood movies.

The actress is currently starring alongside Anne Hathaway in Dee Rees’ political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, and in an interview with Variety, she shared her frustration that change wasn’t happening in Hollywood quickly enough.

“Do I think things are moving fast enough for women? No, absolutely not,” Perez fired. “I hate when they always put us on a certain course that we have to pace ourselves because they need to catch up. It’s infuriating.”

“I’m tired of standing in the line. I want to cut the line, and I want fabulous women like Anne and Dee to cut the line too. It’s like, ‘Why do we have to wait? Why do we have to pace ourselves because you can’t catch up?'” the Birds of Prey star continued. “So I think that a big change has been coming, but it’s not coming quick enough for me.”

Her co-star Anne added that she was sick of talking about equality in Hollywood, because “it’s happening”.

“Aren’t you ready to stop having this conversation? That’s where I’m at. People are walking the walk, people are doing it,” Hathaway shared, adding that people needed to be patient to wait for the changes to take effect.

“It’s happening. No, it’s not happening fast enough. Things are good. Things could get better. Let’s keep going. Let’s not panic and let’s keep talking about it,” the Oscar winner explained.

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Brandon Maxwell thanks team for nursing him ‘back to life’ following near-breakdown

Brandon Maxwell has heaped praise on his team for helping to nurse him “back to life”.The designer candidly discussed a low point in his life during a lengthy Instagram post to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week on Thursday, and told his fans a…

Brandon Maxwell has heaped praise on his team for helping to nurse him “back to life”.

The designer candidly discussed a low point in his life during a lengthy Instagram post to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week on Thursday, and told his fans and followers that his team was responsible for inspiring him to create his fall/winter 2020 collection.

“I remember so distinctly sitting down at the beginning of this season and telling my team that I didn’t feel well. That my mind felt clouded, overrun with criticism and negativity, that I didn’t feel a major spark for anything when I woke up in the mornings,” Maxwell wrote, touching upon his feelings of depression and anxiety last year.

He went on to reveal that his team didn’t shy away from offering their support and actually “formed a wall” around him.

“They nursed me back to life one garment at a time, gave me the freedom to feel and to be, and somewhere along the way the feeling hit me again. Like they knew it would,” the 35-year-old touchingly shared.

The Project Runway judge, who has dressed the likes of Lady Gaga and Anne Hathaway, went on to express his hope that he made his colleagues – and fans – proud with his latest show, and said that even though he was struggling, he just kept going.

“What I now know is that it’s the moments you think will break you to your core that ask you to rise, and it’s up to you to decide if you will. I showed up this season because behind every runway look is a team member with a family, with a dream, and they count on it. That’s what’s got me through,” he wrote, before concluding his emotional post with an outpouring of love for his loyal fans.

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Anne Hathaway dazzles in gold at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging…

Anne Hathaway made her red carpet return at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The Oscar-winning actress, who quietly welcomed her second child with husband Adam Shulman late last year, wowed the crowd in a gold sequin gown with a plunging neckline from Versace.

Anne teamed her outfit with Alexandre Birman high heels, Messika jewellery, and a Judith Leiber purse, and took to the stage during the ceremony to present the Best Actor prize to Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in Joker. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for her role in Modern Love.

Taking to Instagram before the ceremony, Anne posted a mirror selfie in which she showed off her glittering outfit, along with the caption: “Welcome back xx.”

The post quickly racked up thousands of likes and comments, with Camila McConaughey writing, “Looooove!!!!” and Anne’s Ocean’s 8 co-star Mindy Kaling exclaiming, “ANNIE.”

Neither Anne nor Adam has confirmed the birth of their second child, a sibling for their three-year-old son Jonathan. However, the couple was spotted carrying a baby seat while out and about in Connecticut in mid-December.

Meanwhile, other stars to make a splash at the Critics’ Choice Awards included Zendaya, who turned heads in a hot pink Tom Ford ensemble and Christian Louboutin stilettos, Jennifer Lopez, who rocked a nude Georges Hobeika dress and Harry Winston bling, as well as Charlize Theron, who opted for a silver sequin Celine gown and blazer.

Shades of orange were a big trend on the night too, with Laura Dern sporting a tangerine Emilia Wickstead gown, Alison Brie choosing an orange Brandon Maxwell dress, and Rachel Brosnahan stepping out in a Carolina Herrera dress in a similar colour.

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Giorgio Armani ‘frustrated’ by his accessories sales

Giorgio Armani is “frustrated” that accessories aren’t a bigger part of his fashion empire.The Italian icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clie…

Giorgio Armani is “frustrated” that accessories aren’t a bigger part of his fashion empire.

The Italian icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, and Anne Hathaway.

While Armani offers handbags, footwear, and jewellery in addition to his couture and ready-to-wear lines, in an interview for Vogue Italia, he explained that he has always had issues with his accessories categories.

“We have done hundreds and millions of accessories over the years, but nobody talks about them and I am frustrated,” he told the fashion publication. “My challenge is not to be able to sell accessories… Everybody tells me that the fortune of all the other brands is that they sell mostly accessories. I sell very few – so I can always sell more. I do fashion, sports clothes, young people’s clothes – but accessories are not quite there yet.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Armani reflected on receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday night.

But even though he was thrilled to take home the prestigious prize, he also found it slightly humorous that officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) have taken so long to recognise his contribution to the industry.

“Maybe it’s because I don’t do eccentric fashion, English people have only now understood my evolution,” the 85-year-old mused.

“I know that the old style of English fashion for men is over – it changed, the world has changed – no one smokes pipes anymore.”

Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Terry and Tricia Jones, and Manolo Blahnik, among others.

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Julie Andrews: ‘I’ll return for Princess Diaries 3 if Anne Hathaway wants me to’

Julie Andrews is ready to return to Genovia for a third movie in The Princess Diaries franchise.The veteran actress played Queen Clarice Renaldi in the hit 2001 flick and its 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. And the Mary Poppins s…

Julie Andrews is ready to return to Genovia for a third movie in The Princess Diaries franchise.

The veteran actress played Queen Clarice Renaldi in the hit 2001 flick and its 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

And the Mary Poppins star isn’t yet done with the role, telling Entertainment Tonight she’s on board if co-star Anne Hathaway “would like me to be”.

“I don’t think the script’s even been written. I don’t think anyone is yet sure of when, what, where, how…” she mused, adding there’s “talk about (a sequel) from time to time.”

The star’s comments follow her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, where she told host Andy Cohen she “hasn’t heard” anything about a revival of the franchise, but suggested she’d love to take part.

“I think if it happens it will be lovely and if it doesn’t I wouldn’t have known about it,” she said.

Meanwhile Anne, who played the lead character Mia Thermopolis, revealed on the same show back in January that a script for the movie exists, and claimed the writers were in the process of perfecting the plot.

“There is a script for the third movie,” she said. “I want to do it. Julie wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen. It’s just we don’t want to unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it. It’s as important to us as it is to you, and we don’t want to deliver anything until it’s ready, but we’re working on it so…”

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Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct Pinocchio remake

Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of Pinocchio. Skyfall director Sam Mendes was originally tapped to helm the live-action remake of the 1940 animated classic but he exited the project in 2017 and was replaced by Paddingt…

Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of Pinocchio.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes was originally tapped to helm the live-action remake of the 1940 animated classic but he exited the project in 2017 and was replaced by Paddington’s Paul King, who subsequently stepped down from the role for unknown reasons at the start of this year.

However, according to Variety, Forrest Gump director Zemeckis is now in early talks to direct Pinocchio, which tells the tale of a living puppet who, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Zemeckis, who was also behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the Back to the Future films, has reportedly been eyeing the project since the summer but didn’t want to commit until he had made more progress with his movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which stars Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer.

The 67-year-old began to set his sights on his next project when that went into the post-production phase.

According to editors at Variety, the director will now be looking to find an actor to play Geppetto, Pinocchio’s carpenter creator. Zemeckis’s frequent collaborator Tom Hanks had been circling the role but eventually passed.

Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are producing through their company Depth of Field from a script penned by Weitz. The most recent draft of the screenplay had been written by Weitz, King, and Paddington 2 screenwriter Simon Farnaby. Paddington producer David Heyman is no longer involved with the film.

The live-action movie is not the only Pinocchio project in the works – Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with Netflix bosses to create a stop-motion animation based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale.

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Anne Hathaway makes her own beauty products

Anne Hathaway likes to make her own beauty products in her free time. The Les Miserables star, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, makes a conscious effort to minimise her impact on the environment and, in a bid …

Anne Hathaway likes to make her own beauty products in her free time.

 The Les Miserables star, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, makes a conscious effort to minimise her impact on the environment and, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste she contributes to the planet, she creates her own formulas and buys ingredients in eco-friendly containers.

 “I make my own products whenever possible (I try to buy the initial ingredients in non-plastic containers, which is harder than it should be) and store them in glass or biodegradable materials. Right now, I’m planning to make my own body shimmer,” she told Allure magazine, adding that the recent ingredients she has purchased include beeswax pellets, cocoa butter, and mica powder. 

 However, the 36-year-old still likes to splurge every once in a while, and her most expensive beauty buy of late has been a Japanese infrared-light face wand.

She also treats herself to Chantecaille’s Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask, which cost $195 (£160) for eight sets of under-eye masks, and while she acknowledges they’re “so expensive”, she insists they’re “truly, deeply brilliant”.  

 Her other purchases include CBD pills, which she picked up in Amsterdam, Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray, as well as Actinica Lotion sunscreen.  

 Elsewhere in the beauty chat, Hathaway confessed her biggest skin concerns were dryness, redness, and crow’s feet, and her biggest beauty regret was wearing a “brown Wet n Wild lip pencil with white lipstick because it’s what the seniors were doing.”  

 In terms of her onscreen looks, the brunette beauty loved having bangs to play Andy Sachs in The Devil Wear Prada and wishes she could have her character Maggie’s hair from Love & Other Drugs.  

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