Blake Lively to star in thriller Dark Days at the Magna Carta

Blake Lively has signed on to star in and produce post-apocalyptic thriller Dark Days at the Magna Carta. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Netflix project has been described as a character-driven thriller set against a catastrophic event and f…

Blake Lively has signed on to star in and produce post-apocalyptic thriller Dark Days at the Magna Carta.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Netflix project has been described as a character-driven thriller set against a catastrophic event and follows a woman who goes to extreme lengths to survive and save her family. The story has been envisioned as a trilogy, meaning the project could give Lively a franchise of her own.

The Rhythm Section actress will take the lead role as well as produce through her B for Effort banner along with Kate Vorhoff. She is also teaming up with Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy, who will produce via his 21 Laps banner with partner Dan Cohen.

Rising screenwriter Michael Paisley came up with the story and will now write the screenplay. According to the publication, his idea began to solidify during the coronavirus pandemic as it features a world-altering event and themes such as isolation and strength of family. Once word got out about his idea, producers started asking for virtual meetings, with Lively and Levy subsequently joining forces to take the project to Netflix.

Executives at Levy’s 21 Laps banner have been keeping busy and have secured four projects during the lockdown, including a time-travel adventure movie starring Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds.

It will serve as a reunion between Reynolds and his Free Guy director Levy. The action-comedy, in which the Deadpool actor plays a bank teller who discovers he’s actually a non-player character (NPC) inside an open-world video game, was originally set for release in July but is now scheduled to hit cinemas in December.

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Christian Louboutin loved working with ‘very specific’ Blake Lively for 2018 Met Gala

Christian Louboutin loved working with Blake Lively in the lead-up to the 2018 Met Gala despite her “very specific” requests.In a new interview with Footwear News, the Frenchman opened up about his favourite moments from the prestigious annual fashion …

Christian Louboutin loved working with Blake Lively in the lead-up to the 2018 Met Gala despite her “very specific” requests.

In a new interview with Footwear News, the Frenchman opened up about his favourite moments from the prestigious annual fashion event, and said that the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination-themed bash was at the top of his list.

Louboutin worked with the Gossip Girl star, and his longtime friend, as he created footwear to tie in with her show-stopping ornate gold and burgundy Atelier Versace gown.

He even accompanied Blake on the red carpet as her date for the evening, and told the publication that he thoroughly enjoyed preparing for the big night.

“It was a very fun preparation. Blake was really into it,” he recalled. “The dress was really big, so the whole preparation was a lot of fun.”

Louboutin designed two pairs of heeled pumps, with one decorated with passementerie, an intricate style of elaborate trim work, which he created to the actress’s exact requirements.

“(It was) a peep-toe sandal with three layers of different, successive layers of small platforms, which I adorned in a different way every time,” the 57-year-old explained. “(They were) exactly she wanted. She’s very specific. At the end, she was really incredible.”

He also designed Rihanna’s glittering pumps for that year’s Met Gala, which the Umbrella hitmaker teamed with her infamous papal-inspired outfit by Maison Margiela.

“There was so much effort, especially that year, and it was linked to something that I like,” he added. “It was a vision of a very baroque idea of religion… really extravagant in a religious way, which you barely see in reality. It was something out of an incredible movie.”

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Blake Lively letting Ryan Reynolds dye her hair

Blake Lively is taking a leap of faith and letting Ryan Reynolds dye her hair at home during the coronavirus lockdown. The Gossip Girl actress hasn’t been able to visit her longtime colourist Rona O’Connor to get her roots touched up due to the Covid-1…

Blake Lively is taking a leap of faith and letting Ryan Reynolds dye her hair at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Gossip Girl actress hasn’t been able to visit her longtime colourist Rona O’Connor to get her roots touched up due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so O’Connor surprised the 32-year-old by sending her a custom handmade at-home dye kit so she could give it a go herself.

In a post on her Instagram Stories, Lively shared a picture of the kit – featuring a mixing bowl, bleach, blending brush, and hair clips – laid out beside a card which reads: “To happy colorings during Covid-19!”

And in the caption, she revealed that she was letting her husband take on the role of hair colourist.

“@ronacolor you are an actual earth angel. Thank you for surprising me with a handmade hair color kit,” the star wrote. “The fact that you trust @vancityreynolds to get this right, makes me concerned for your sanity. But who needs hair anyway!?”

O’Connor reposted the photo on her own Instagram Stories and replied, “Something we never dreamed of!”

The Deadpool actor will be returning the favour, as Lively recently gave him a haircut. Earlier this month, he told U.S. talk show host Stephen Colbert she was going to give him a trim and he didn’t have high expectations.

“She’s done this once before. It took two and a half hours. And then at the end, it looked like she had done the whole thing using only a lighter or like those gloves that are made of sandpaper,” the 43-year-old deadpanned. “It would have been a little faster and more efficient if she’d just wore it down, if she’d just rubbed my head until the hair just disappeared, so tomorrow I’m getting a haircut, I’m very excited.”

And over the weekend, Lively revealed Reynolds had just enough hair to fit into a very tiny ponytail. Alongside photo evidence of the ponytail, she wrote, “I dare you to forget this every time you see him for the rest of eternity.”

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Katharine McPhee gives David Foster haircut on Instagram Live

Katharine McPhee recently gave her husband David Foster’s hair a trim during an Instagram Live session.The couple has been staging daily mini-concerts on social media while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Wednesday, the Smash …

Katharine McPhee recently gave her husband David Foster’s hair a trim during an Instagram Live session.

The couple has been staging daily mini-concerts on social media while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Wednesday, the Smash star revealed she had stepped up and become a barber to give the veteran musician a much-needed tidy-up.

After introducing viewers to the live stream, McPhee recapped what they had been up to since their last online gig.

“The update is I cut your hair,” she said as she turned to Foster, and then pulled out a pair of scissors to trim his locks a little further.

“She did an amazing job – look at this!” Foster gushed, as McPhee explained, “It’s just a minor adjustment.”

“She did a great, great job,” the 70-year old-continued. “My hair was getting so long. I was starting to look like Einstein!”

McPhee and Foster aren’t the only celebrities giving each other at-home haircuts. Gwen Stefani recently helped style her boyfriend Blake Shelton’s new mullet by shaving stripes into the side of his head, while Ryan Reynolds revealed his wife Blake Lively was going to cut his hair shortly.

However, he joked that he wasn’t too thrilled about the idea since her first attempt wasn’t a success.

“She’s done this once before. It took two and a half hours. And then at the end, it looked like she had done the whole thing using only a lighter or like those gloves that are made of sandpaper,” the 43-year-old deadpanned. “It would have been a little faster and more efficient if she’d just wore it down, if she’d just rubbed my head until the hair just disappeared.”

Pink also realised the downsides of DIY hairstyling after she gave herself an uneven buzz cut.

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Blake Lively to cut Ryan Reynolds’s hair during self-isolation

Ryan Reynolds will get his hair cut by his wife Blake Lively during the coronavirus lockdown.The Deadpool actor, who is spending the self-isolation period at home with the Gossip Girl actress, their three daughters, and Blake’s mother, revealed during …

Ryan Reynolds will get his hair cut by his wife Blake Lively during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Deadpool actor, who is spending the self-isolation period at home with the Gossip Girl actress, their three daughters, and Blake’s mother, revealed during a video interview for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night that he was lucky enough to get a haircut before production on his movie Red Notice shut down two weeks ago, but he was already in need of another trim, so was enlisting his wife for the job on Thursday.

“I was working on a film up until two weeks ago, just a little over two weeks ago… thankfully I got a haircut on the day we shut down. I was thinking ahead,” he explained. “Tomorrow, Blake is going to give me a haircut.”

In his usual jokey manner, the Canadian star hinted that he didn’t have high expectations because of her previous trimming attempt.

“She’s done this once before. It took two and a half hours. And then at the end, it looked like she had done the whole thing using only a lighter or like those gloves that are made of sandpaper,” the 43-year-old deadpanned. “It would have been a little faster and more efficient if she’d just wore it down, if she’d just rubbed my head until the hair just disappeared, so tomorrow I’m getting a haircut, I’m very excited.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Ryan revealed he was passing the time by helping his and Blake’s daughters – James, five, Inez, three, and their eight-month-old third child, which has not been named publicly, make dresses out of tissue paper.

“I try not to push sort of gender normative ideas on my kids as they’re born, but each one as soon as they came out of the chute, they wanted to make dresses, they wanted to dress in hot pink all day,” he shared. “That’s what I do. This morning we made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun for them.”

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Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture during ‘healing’ retreats at family farm

Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture to wind down during “healing” retreats at her family farm in Pennsylvania.In a new interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the model was asked a series of questions from her famous friends, including singer Tayl…

Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture to wind down during “healing” retreats at her family farm in Pennsylvania.

In a new interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the model was asked a series of questions from her famous friends, including singer Taylor Swift, tennis ace Serena Williams, and Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh.

However, it was a query posed by fellow model Kendall Jenner that prompted Gigi to share her love for relaxation at her mother Yolanda Hadid’s luxurious country farm.

“It’s allowed me to fill my days off with the little things that make me happy, like art, gardening, yoga, cooking, being outside, and spending time with my loved ones and animals without having to worry about things like what I’m wearing or how my hair looks, or being photographed or seen that day,” she candidly stated. “Being away from the city and the public eye makes me feel like a kid again, and that freedom has been really healing for me.”

And it was a question from actress Blake Lively, who quizzed the 24-year-old over her newfound love of making her own chairs, that shed light on Gigi’s unusual hobby.

“When I’m spending time on the farm, I find it fun to try something new and see if I can pull it off,” the star explained. “It’s liberating to just create without the end goal of it being necessary to finish. The chair idea came from that.”

And while Gigi “failed miserably” in her first attempt, she has since successfully made her own chair.

“I like the ‘Try and fail and try again’ method. It keeps it fun and interesting for me, and even through failures you can learn so much,” she added.

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Michael Kors channels country living for fall 20 collection

Michael Kors presented a collection featuring cosy and chic pieces fit for a country getaway on Wednesday.The fashion designer debuted his fall/winter 2020 line at the American Stock Exchange as part of New York Fashion Week, with guests including Blak…

Michael Kors presented a collection featuring cosy and chic pieces fit for a country getaway on Wednesday.

The fashion designer debuted his fall/winter 2020 line at the American Stock Exchange as part of New York Fashion Week, with guests including Blake Lively, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae, and Dove Cameron.

The collection was inspired by country living, relaxation, and the idea of escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city, with the venue transformed into an abstract country house and the show featuring a performance from country musician Orville Peck.

“I think we can all relate to feeling a little too plugged in sometimes,” Kors said in a statement. “This collection explores the idea of getting away from it all, of taking some time to escape into nature and refuel. And of course, since we can’t all move to the countryside, we looked at how you can take that feeling of privacy and cosiness and imbue it with the polish and luxury you need in an urban environment.”

The range was comprised of chic and cosy outfits with a strong equestrian feel. It featured a muted colour palette dominated by camel, black and grey, with the occasional pop of red, yellow, or orange. Suede, leather and shearling outerwear were a main feature, as were capes, hoods, scarves, cowl necks or turtlenecks, riding pants, and knit dresses.

Besides the relaxed silhouettes, Kors also offered up sharp tailoring and evening dresses, all teamed with boots.

Standout looks included a brown and white cow-print coat, a red gown with matching blazer worn by Adut Akech, a plunging sparkly black dress modelled by Bella Hadid, as well as a gunmetal grey gown with a pleated skirt worn by Kaia Gerber, which was paired with a chunky black scarf.

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Blake Lively used her children ‘as weights’ during early morning workouts

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while…

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.

The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while training for the new action-thriller during an interview with Vanity Fair. Blake shared that she woke up at sunrise and began the day by making breakfast and hanging out with her girls before heading to set.

“On an average day on set, I probably woke up at 5am, but mostly because I was doing mama duty with my girls,” she shared. “Have breakfast with them, hang out with them, work out with them. ‘Cause I didn’t want to wake up any earlier. I’m not Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I had to just get some sleep.

“I would sort of use them as weights. Instead of wearing a weight vest, I got to wear my children!”

The 32-year-old would then rush to work, before getting home around 9pm to put her eldest daughters, James and Inez, to bed.

However, the Gossip Girl star confessed that after a long day filming, she usually ended up falling asleep in their bedrooms before being woken up by husband Ryan.

“My kids, they don’t ever go to sleep, honestly. We gotta invent something,” Blake joked. “My kids had, like, a pack-and-play – almost like a crib – and I would crawl in there and sing them to sleep, and usually I’d fall asleep in there. Almost every single night I’d fall asleep in there.

“(Ryan) would usually come in and be like, ‘Hey, you’re safe now. You can come to bed.'”

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The Rhythm Section producers ‘disappointed’ by box office failure

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are “obviously disappointed” by the box office performance of their new movie The Rhythm Section.Reed Morano’s film, in which Blake Lively plays a grieving woman who sets out for revenge after discoverin…

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are “obviously disappointed” by the box office performance of their new movie The Rhythm Section.

Reed Morano’s film, in which Blake Lively plays a grieving woman who sets out for revenge after discovering the plane crash that killed her family wasn’t an accident, opened in cinemas on Friday and grossed just $2.8 million (£2.16 million) for its first three days during Super Bowl weekend, marking the worst box office opening in history for a title playing in over 3,000 theatres.

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures will likely lose between $30 million and $40 million (£30.9 million – £23.2 million) on the movie, which debuted at number 10 on the U.S. box office chart, behind the likes of Bad Boys for Life, Dolittle, and 1917.

Responding to its performance, the producers, who are best known for overseeing the James Bond franchise, issued a statement to the film publication.

“We are obviously disappointed with the box office, but we’re proud of Reed and our movie and the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Blake’s performance,” they said.

The film, which also starred Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown, had a troubled production, as it was shut down for six months after Lively sustained a nasty hand injury that required surgery. The release date was pushed back multiple times from its original February 2019 slot.

Over the weekend, Morano posted a picture of her with Lively at the movie premiere on Instagram and gushed about her leading lady in the caption.

“Thank you for taking this absolutely insane epic journey with me. Loads of twists and turns we never saw coming & wasn’t always easy but we navigated it together & no matter how difficult it was, we always made sure to have a blast & for f**ks sake- you gave it EVERYTHING – including your freakin hand!!! Words cannot describe how proud I am of what you do in this film- wait till people see (sic)!!” she wrote.

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Blake Lively’s hand looked like ‘feta cheese’ after fight scene injury

Blake Lively’s hand looked like “feta cheese” after she suffered an injury on the set of The Rhythm Section.The actress, who plays a woman seeking to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family three years earlier in the Reed Morano-d…

Blake Lively’s hand looked like “feta cheese” after she suffered an injury on the set of The Rhythm Section.

The actress, who plays a woman seeking to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family three years earlier in the Reed Morano-directed film, required surgery in December 2017 after she smashed her right hand while filming an action sequence in Dublin, Ireland.

Recalling the incident during an interview for Good Morning America on Tuesday, Blake shared exactly how she “shattered” her hand.

“We were doing all of our own stunts, by and large, and there’s, like, one-shot fight sequences, which is how I shattered my hand,” she explained. “We shut down for six months. My hand, basically, turned to, like, feta cheese… I was lunging towards (co-star) Jude Law with my fake rubber knife and my hand collided with his elbow and I broke some things and dislocated some things and severed a ligament. It was intense.

“That’s why you guys have to see this movie… so I gave my right hand for something!”

In addition, Blake admitted that she also went through hell filming car chase scenes without any control of the vehicle.

“There’s a precision driver… he was, like, on top of the car, actually operating it from a cage, and I’m in the car,” the 32-year-old sighed. “You’re out of control. There’s cars coming and you can do nothing about it… The brakes aren’t working, you’re spinning the wheel.

“I’m screaming the whole time, terrified. That’s not acting!”

The Rhythm Section, also featuring Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella, and Raza Jaffrey, hits cinemas on Friday.

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