Drew Barrymore hit with lawsuit over cushion designs

Drew Barrymore has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by a fabric designer over a cushion pattern.The Hollywood actress first partnered with executives at Walmart on the Drew Barrymore Flower Home collection back in March 2019, with the lin…

Drew Barrymore has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by a fabric designer over a cushion pattern.

The Hollywood actress first partnered with executives at Walmart on the Drew Barrymore Flower Home collection back in March 2019, with the line comprised of decor and furniture pieces.

However, editors at TMZ reported on Thursday that Barrymore is facing a lawsuit from the team at Rule of Three Studio, who have claimed that she copied their Turkish Plume patterns on a cushion design.

Lawyers for the design studio have alleged that they started selling their version, which retails for between $315 and $565 (£250-£443), back in 2015, while the cushion in Barrymore’s range was launched last year.

They are suing both Barrymore and Walmart, and in court documents, requested that the company stop sales of the cushions and asked for all profits from the design as well additional damages.

The Santa Clarita Diet star and her representatives have not yet responded to the lawsuit.

Drew Barrymore Flower Home is the latest addition to Barrymore’s lifestyle empire, with the 45-year-old having first unveiled a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner in 2013 before going on to expand the line to include fragrance and eyewear.

“Drew Barrymore Flower Home is a whimsical, unpretentious collection of furniture and decor,” a Walmart spokesperson said of the designs at the time of the launch. “Inspired by Drew’s own personal aesthetic – and her ability to draw from every genre, style, and era – these gorgeous furnishings and must-have accents help you create a home that truly feels like an amazing mosaic map of yourself and your life.”

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Cameron Diaz used to buy red carpet dresses from department stores

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced abo…

Cameron Diaz used to buy her outfits for Hollywood film premieres from department stores.

During a chat with friend and make-up artist Gucci Westman for a recent episode of her YouTube series Makeup & Friends, the Charlie’s Angels actress reminisced about her red carpet style over the years and insisted that she shunned stylists and designers for many years and instead opted to visit now-defunct luxury U.S. department store Barneys New York for her gowns.

“The red carpet is so different now. For my premieres, I would just go to Barneys and buy clothes and go to my premiere,” Cameron recalled, adding that women on the red carpet nowadays are more “objectified” than they were 10 years ago. “It wasn’t like a whole production where you got judged or, what’s the word, rated or scored for how you look.”

The duo, who met early on in their careers, also discussed the star’s look for the 2002 Academy Awards, when she stepped out in a stunning pink-and-red floral Emanuel Ungaro gown.

However, Cameron confessed that she didn’t even bother thinking about what she was going to wear until the last minute, prompting Gucci to pull in a favour from the designer.

“I was like ‘Oh, I’m going to the Oscars. I forgot,'” the 47-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the video, Cameron shared a rare glimpse into her marriage to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, with whom she shares baby daughter Raddix.

“I love being married. I love that the best thing that ever happened to me was finding my husband, and our partnership and his friendship and all that,” she sweetly shared.

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Drew Barrymore launches collection of blue light glasses

Drew Barrymore has added blue light glasses to her Flower Eyewear line. The Charlie’s Angels actress launched Flower Beauty in 2013 and has since expanded the business to include make-up, perfume, and eyewear, with Flower Eyewear featuring a range of …

Drew Barrymore has added blue light glasses to her Flower Eyewear line.

The Charlie’s Angels actress launched Flower Beauty in 2013 and has since expanded the business to include make-up, perfume, and eyewear, with Flower Eyewear featuring a range of sunglasses, prescription spectacles, and reading glasses.

Drew has now introduced seven fresh styles as part of her new Blue Light collection. The glasses feature yellow-tinted lenses which help absorb blue light emitted from screens and block ultraviolet (UV) rays to protect the eyes and reduce fatigue.

“I wish people were going to be on their screens less, but my prediction is that they will not be,” the 45-year-old told People. “We’ve been in that category now with Flower for several years and I didn’t even need glasses when I started it. Now I need them because 40 is different than 45 and I loved designing them. Forty to 45, I have to start caring about wellness in a whole new way. So, if there’s something we can do to protect ourselves, wellness and eyewear is such a fun story for me.”

Styles include a round shape with tortoiseshell design, a round blue frame, and a round clear plastic frame, among others. All the products are available exclusively in U.S. store Walmart.

Drew launched the new eyewear collection last week and brought along her daughters Olive, seven, and Frankie, five, to the event. She also revealed to People that she lets them wear make-up from the Flower line.

“I just let them… I can’t work in make-up and not,” she explained. “They make messes when they put it on – Olive will do mascara right before bed and I’ll worry, ‘What’s your teacher going to think when Alice Cooper walks in?'”

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Kristen Stewart didn’t realise how difficult filming Underwater would be

Kristen Stewart and her co-stars had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they signed up for Underwater.The Charlie’s Angels actress stars alongside Vincent Cassel and T.J. Miller in the sci-fi horror, which follows a team of aquatic s…

Kristen Stewart and her co-stars had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they signed up for Underwater.

The Charlie’s Angels actress stars alongside Vincent Cassel and T.J. Miller in the sci-fi horror, which follows a team of aquatic scientists who have to fight for survival after an earthquake devastates their subterranean lab, leaving them trapped underwater with much bigger and scarier problems.

Stewart, who plays Norah Price, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she didn’t anticipate all the challenges involved in filming this movie, including the weight of their metal suits and her aversion to small spaces.

“The suits were really heavy, honestly. We couldn’t move around. I really don’t like being held down, I don’t like confined spaces, I’m not a strong swimmer,” she explained. “The reason that, like, huge f**king surly dudes who typically do action movies do them is because they’re actually really hard and scary and they hurt.

“I think none of us in the movie — except for maybe Vincent, who’s, like, a f**king wild banshee — really knew what we were getting ourselves into. And that’s where there’s some comedy in the movie every once in a while; in the most dire situations you kind of laugh in a funeral. That’s kind of what it felt like to make the movie as well. Like we were all dying!”

The 29-year-old, who has shown a preference for indie movies instead of blockbusters in recent years, also admitted that she hadn’t ever made a movie on such a large scale, and she was excited to see the final product almost three years after production wrapped.

“It was not an easy movie to make — really long and just drippy and cold and f**king hard. I want to see how we all reacted in such precarious circumstances. It really pulls out the best and worst parts of people,” shared Kristen.

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Drew Barrymore: ‘I don’t feel good about myself during photoshoots’

Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots. The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time whe…

Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots.

The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time when she will stop doing them altogether because she has become increasingly critical and spends the duration of the shoot obsessing over how she looks in the monitor.

“It gets harder as you get older,” she confessed on the Allure podcast. “I will see the monitor all the time at photoshoots and just think, ‘Holy hell. I hate what I’m seeing. I don’t feel good about myself. Where did my chin go? Why is it inside my neck? Why are my two eyes so different? Why does the hair not look right? Oh my God! My puffiness, my dark circles. I will literally eviscerate myself.’ And I just think, ‘You know what? Eventually, I don’t want to do this anymore because I don’t want to look at myself that way.'”

The 44-year-old, who also runs a production company and a beauty brand, added that her self-criticism pours over into her work and she never feels like she’s doing a good job.

“All I do is like beat myself up and expect and demand more. I’m really hard on myself,” Drew shared. “I never kick back, put up my feet, and go, ‘You did a good job on that.'”

Yet, having been famous for many years, the mother-of-two has learned to pay no attention to other people’s opinions.

“There were a lot of things I had to go through in front of everybody that were not comfortable. Ultimately, it led to such a great freedom to not have to pretend to be perfect,” she stated. “You cannot be living your life looking and seeking exterior validation. It’s going to be a very exhausting journey.”

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Kristen Stewart found Charlie’s Angels reboot ‘hard to promote’

Kristen Stewart has addressed the poor box office performance of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.The sequel to the 1970s TV show and early 2000s movies had been expected to shine at the box office but took just $8.6 million (£6.4 million) during its openi…

Kristen Stewart has addressed the poor box office performance of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The sequel to the 1970s TV show and early 2000s movies had been expected to shine at the box office but took just $8.6 million (£6.4 million) during its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada.

Currently, the film has earned approximately $55.8 million (£41.7 million) at the box office worldwide – just about covering production costs – and Stewart, who fronts the Elizabeth Banks-directed movie alongside Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, told website ComicBook.com she accepts the disappointing figures because it’s “kind of hard to promote a movie like that”.

“Well, to be honest with you, I think if I had made a movie that wasn’t good and one that I wasn’t proud of and a lot of people saw it, I would be devastated,” she said. “Luckily, I’m not feeling gutted because I really am proud of the movie. And I think that the kind of the climate that we’re living in right now is polarising.”

Explaining the difficulty in conveying the film’s message, the actress continued: “I think trying to have a really complicated, overly politicised feminist conversation in a five-minute TV interview about Charlie’s Angels… I’m like, ‘Dude, we just wanted to have a good time.'”

Stewart also confessed that the frosty reception to the flick means a sequel is unlikely.

Banks previously sparked controversy among fans when she blamed the poor performance of Charlie’s Angels on “men not going to see women do action movies”.

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Elizabeth Banks wanted her Charlie’s Angels characters to be focused on work

Elizabeth Banks was determined to make the lead characters in Charlie’s Angels focused solely on their work rather than being distracted by personal worries.The Pitch Perfect actress wrote, directed, and produced the new instalment of the action fran…

Elizabeth Banks was determined to make the lead characters in Charlie’s Angels focused solely on their work rather than being distracted by personal worries.

The Pitch Perfect actress wrote, directed, and produced the new instalment of the action franchise, which stars Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott.

Banks, who also has an acting role in the film, wanted to make sure the characters had no personal distractions as she believes these are “ridiculous tropes in women’s movies”.

“I told the studio and my collaborators: ‘I want to make a movie about women working, and I do not want to tell a story about the boyfriend they don’t see enough, or the mother they don’t call enough, or the cat they don’t feed.’ Those are ridiculous tropes in women’s movies, and you do not see James Bond worrying about calling his f**king mother,” she insisted to Porter magazine.

Her new film also features elements that feel relevant today, such as whistleblowing, mansplaining, and women being told to smile, but she stated that she wasn’t trying to make a political point.

“I’m not here to re-teach feminism to young women. I am here to empower them and to have them see themselves in a movie, which happens far too infrequently, especially in the action genre,” Elizabeth added.

The 45-year-old, who makes her second directorial effort with the action movie, admitted she was waiting for backlash for writing, directing, producing, and acting in the film as it could be seen as “a ridiculously egocentric statement”.

However, she believes creating a new story for the Charlie’s Angels was a smart business decision, because it combined her love of the original 1970s TV show and studio executives’ love of using existing property.

“I’m very pragmatic. You either have to embrace or reject how the system works. I’m an artist with patrons, so you have to take what they want into consideration,” she stated.

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Elizabeth Banks to direct and star in Invisible Woman

Elizabeth Banks has signed on to direct and star in Invisible Woman. The actress and moviemaker is following up Charlie’s Angels, her recent directorial effort, by directing, starring and producing Invisible Woman, which is based on her own original p…

Elizabeth Banks has signed on to direct and star in Invisible Woman.

The actress and moviemaker is following up Charlie’s Angels, her recent directorial effort, by directing, starring and producing Invisible Woman, which is based on her own original pitch to executives at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.

Banks will produce alongside her husband Max Handelman for their Brownstone Productions banner from a script written by The Girl on the Train’s Erin Cressida Wilson. She will also reportedly play the character who turns invisible.

The project is completely different and separate from the upcoming psychological horror The Invisible Man, which stars Elisabeth Moss as a widow of an abusive husband who fears he might still be around. That film, directed by Leigh Whannell, is set for release in February.

Universal was known for its monster movies between the 1920s and 1950s, with films such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Studio executives hoped to reboot these films and create a shared universe similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but they abandoned that idea after 2017’s The Mummy was a box office failure. They subsequently decided to focus on individual, original monster stories that have less connection between films.

As such, Last Christmas’ Paul Feig is writing and directing a monster movie titled Dark Army from his own pitch and Rocketman’s Dexter Fletcher is helming Renfield, a new take on Dracula’s henchman.

Banks made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 and followed it up with the recent Charlie’s Angels, starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott. She is also attached to direct TV movie The Greater Good.

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Kristen Stewart chose Charlie’s Angels because she wanted ‘fun’ project

Kristen Stewart signed up for the latest Charlie’s Angels because she “wanted to do something fun”.Following the release of the final Twilight movie and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Stewart turned her back on big-budget blockbusters in fa…

Kristen Stewart signed up for the latest Charlie’s Angels because she “wanted to do something fun”.

Following the release of the final Twilight movie and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Stewart turned her back on big-budget blockbusters in favour of independent dramas, but she made her comeback with Charlie’s Angels, a continuation of the 2000s films starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore.

When asked by Shia LaBeouf during Variety’s Actors on Actors interview series why she said yes to the role of Sabina Wilson, Stewart explained that she was in the mood for something light.

“I wanted to do something fun,” she said. “I was in the mood for a not-so-harrowing experience. Liz Banks, who directed the movie and wrote it, is really good at normal funny. I was in good hands. I knew that. The movie is so warm. I’m proud of the way that it makes me feel.”

While she enjoyed hanging out with castmates Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott, who make up the trio of crime-fighting detectives, and director Elizabeth Banks, the 29-year-old wasn’t thrilled by how long the shoot was in comparison to her low-budget projects.

When asked what type of set she enjoys more, Stewart replied, “Probably the harrowing kind, because it’s just more fun in a weird way.”

“Honestly, hanging on set with the girls and laughing all day and thinking of silly stupid stuff to say was really fun, but we did it for five months,” she stated. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m still being a goofball.’ I like sprinting. The thing about big movies for me is I don’t know the difference other than it’s just so long. You spread things out over such a long period of time. I can’t harness things in the way I can when it’s short. Long movies scare me a little bit because I feel like I’m going to want to get the hell out of there, man.”

Charlie’s Angels is in cinemas now.

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Elizabeth Banks ‘proud’ of Charlie’s Angels despite flop

Elizabeth Banks has insisted she’s “proud” of her Charlie’s Angels instalment after it was declared a box office flop following a disappointing opening weekend.The action movie, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the crime-figh…

Elizabeth Banks has insisted she’s “proud” of her Charlie’s Angels instalment after it was declared a box office flop following a disappointing opening weekend.

The action movie, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the crime-fighting trio, only managed to debut in third place behind Ford v Ferrari and Midway on the North American box office chart on Sunday, launching with $8.6 million (£6.7 million) for a global take just shy of $28 million (£21.6 million).

Its slow start paled in comparison to the $40.1 million (£31 million) Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu’s 2000 movie adaptation made, but despite the poor numbers, Banks, who co-wrote, directed, produced, and appeared as Bosley in the film, is standing by her decision to tackle the beloved franchise.

“Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world,” Banks tweeted in reaction to the box office figures Monday.

Ahead of opening weekend, the actress/director told Australia’s Herald Sun that the public needed to support the film.

“This movie has to make money,” she said. “If this movie doesn’t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don’t go see women do action movies.”

However, when it was pointed out that Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman, two female-led action films, were big box office successes, Banks insisted the superhero movies are still linked to the “male genre”.

“They’ll go and see a comic book movie with Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel because that’s a male genre,” the 45-year-old continued. “So, even though those are movies about women, they put them in the context of feeding the larger comic book world, so it’s all about, yes, you’re watching a Wonder Woman movie but we’re setting up three other characters or we’re setting up Justice League.”

In a separate interview with The Wall Street Journal, she defended her decision to make another Charlie’s Angels by saying, “You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining! I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years.”

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