Celine Dion and Billy Porter top 2019 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List

Celine Dion and Billy Porter have been named on the 2019 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List.The Canadian singer is well known for her love of couture, and the Pose star, who made a splash at the 2019 Oscars in a velvet gown and tuxedo jacket from Christian …

Celine Dion and Billy Porter have been named on the 2019 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List.

The Canadian singer is well known for her love of couture, and the Pose star, who made a splash at the 2019 Oscars in a velvet gown and tuxedo jacket from Christian Siriano, have both been selected by editors at the publication as two of the most stylish celebrities in Hollywood.

Dion commented that she is currently “obsessed” with pieces by Dutch designer Ronald van der Kemp, founder of fashion house RDVK.

“Every piece they do is one of a kind. And last time I went to Paris Fashion Week, Valentino blew my mind,” the 51-year-old gushed.

Meanwhile, Porter named his style icons as Diana Ross and Andre Leon Talley and also described high heels as the most “powerful thing one can wear.”

Dion fell under The Virtuosos category, joining Marc Jacobs, Diane Keaton, Zoe Kravitz, Rami Malek, Priyanka Chopra, basketballer Serge Ibaka, and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, while Chloe Sevigny, Gemma Chan, Mahershala Ali, cultural philanthropist Pamela Joyner, Frank Ocean, Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning, and Cicely Tyson were labelled as The Classics.

Joining Porter as The Originals is costume designer B. Akerlund, Tyler, the Creator, artist Kehinde Wiley, Harry Styles, gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, and Lena Waithe, while a special mention was given to designers including Haider Ackermann, Brunello Cucinelli, and Rei Kawakubo.

Elsewhere, the most stylish couples included Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, Rick Owens and Michele Lamy, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, and model sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid.

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Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall look inspired by The Godfather shoot

Diane Keaton crafted her iconic Annie Hall look after being introduced to unique fashion choices on the set of The Godfather. The actress, who filmed Francis Ford Coppola’s classic movie in the early 1970s, has now recalled in an interview for the Aug…

Diane Keaton crafted her iconic Annie Hall look after being introduced to unique fashion choices on the set of The Godfather.

The actress, who filmed Francis Ford Coppola’s classic movie in the early 1970s, has now recalled in an interview for the August 2019 issue of InStyle magazine how she discovered a gender-bending sense of style during the shoot.

“The truth is, it was on The Godfather. Dean Tavoularis was the production designer, and he was with this beautiful French girl,” she told the publication of what really led to her the highly sought-after costume. “She had on a hat that was like something you’d see Cary Grant or one of those guys wear. It made me think, ‘Buy hats.’ I thought, ‘God, that would be good. I could do that.’ Which is the story of my life. ‘I could copy this. I could copy that.'”

These days, the star finds it hard to select new clothing without going the traditional route of in-store browsing, admitting she finds online shopping far less appealing.

“My daughter, Dexter, is an online shopper. I think she’s crazy,” she shared. “Part of the great joy is just being in the stores. It’s sad what’s happening to them. They’re just closing, and people are doing exactly what you’re telling me (buying online). It’s like, ‘Stop! How can you do that? You don’t know what it’s going to look like on you!'”

The 73-year-old is also a devotee of several high-end shops that carry “unusual” designers.

“I like Egg in London. Comme des Garcons. Noodle Stories in L.A. Dover Street Market,” she listed. “They carry all these unusual designers doing all kinds of things. I like Thom Browne, and I still love Ralph Lauren suits. They’re so well structured. And (Maison) Margiela.”

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Susan Sarandon replacing Diane Keaton in Blackbird movie

Susan Sarandon is replacing Diane Keaton in Roger Michell’s drama Blackbird. In July (18), it was confirmed that Keaton had signed on to appear in the upcoming film, a remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish movie Silent Heart. However, editors at Deadl…

Susan Sarandon is replacing Diane Keaton in Roger Michell’s drama Blackbird. 

In July (18), it was confirmed that Keaton had signed on to appear in the upcoming film, a remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish movie Silent Heart.

However, editors at Deadline have now reported that Keaton will no longer appear in the film, with Sarandon replacing her in the part of a terminally ill mother named Lily who arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies.

Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska will portray Lily’s daughters, while Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, and Bex Taylor-Klaus have been tapped to take on supporting roles.

Danish writer Christian Torpe, who penned the screenplay for Silent Heart, has also written the new adaptation. Production on the film is due to kick off this month (Oct18) in the United Kingdom.

Keaton has not commented on her decision to drop out of the film. The Oscar-winning actress was most recently seen onscreen in romcom Book Club alongside Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen, and is currently in the post-production phase on Poms, Zara Hayes’ comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.

Meanwhile, Sarandon has completed shooting a part as Samantha Winslow on TV show Ray Donovan and as an art teacher in James Gallagher’s short film Love.

The 72-year-old has a string of other projects in the mix too, including a role as Dr. Sylvia Mansfield in short thriller Slipping Away and as Thelma Toole in Butterfly in the Typewriter, David DuBos’ forthcoming movie about troubled author John Kennedy Toole and his struggle to bring his comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces to print, with the project also starring Diane Kruger and Nick Offerman.

A potential release date for Blackbird has not yet been set.

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Kate Winslet and Diane Keaton teaming on new film – report

Kate Winslet and Diane Keaton are reportedly set to star in a movie together.The Hollywood A-listers have been recruited by director Roger Michell and will play a mother and daughter pairing in a dark family drama called Blackbird, according to Daily M…

Kate Winslet and Diane Keaton are reportedly set to star in a movie together.

The Hollywood A-listers have been recruited by director Roger Michell and will play a mother and daughter pairing in a dark family drama called Blackbird, according to Daily Mail entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye.

While the film is to be set in the United States, shooting will apparently begin in the United Kingdom from September (18).

Should the film go ahead, it will mark the first time Kate and Diane have collaborated. However, the Annie Hall star has previously worked with Roger for 2010’s Morning Glory, in which she starred alongside Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford.

The South African filmmaker is also the brains behind hit films including Notting Hill and Le Week-End, while also receiving critical acclaim for his most recent screen offering, Nothing Like A Dame, a documentary which follows the careers of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins.

Diane has recently graced cinema screens in Bill Holderman’s directorial debut Book Club, alongside Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen.

Whereas Kate’s most recent screen appearance was in 2017 when she starred in Woody Allen’s Coney Island drama Wonder Wheel. She has since lent her voice to upcoming animation Manou the Swift, while also reuniting with Titanic’s James Cameron to film the hotly anticipated Avatar 2. Additionally, she has landed a role in Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin, as part of an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, James Franco and Whoopi Goldberg.

Between Kate and Diane, the pair has racked up nine Academy Award nominations and two wins.

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Mary Steenburgen was fully absorbed in Book Club dance scenes

Mary Steenburgen took her dance scenes in new movie Book Club very seriously.The Oscar-winning actress takes on the part of Carol in Bill Holderman’s romcom, which follows four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, and subs…

Mary Steenburgen took her dance scenes in new movie Book Club very seriously.

The Oscar-winning actress takes on the part of Carol in Bill Holderman’s romcom, which follows four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, and subsequently begin to change how they view their personal relationships.

Book Club includes a sequence were Carol breaks out her tap dance skills, and Mary has now shared that the moment was one of her favourite parts of the film.

“I took tap dance when I was three or four years old then I never did it again until I was 29, when I did a movie called Melvin and Howard with Jonathan Demme,” she told Vulture.com. “I would like to see if I can get better at it even in my age, so I have hired this really cool young guy to teach me how to tap. Part of it stayed in my body, waiting for me to do it again. There’s something about tap that my body just loves and understands.”

Alongside Mary, Book Club features a cast of veteran stars, including Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson and Richard Dreyfuss. And part of the reason why the 65-year-old was drawn to the project was the way in which the plot doesn’t attempt to make the female characters act or appear younger than they are in reality.

“When people talk about us, I’ve noticed this whole phrase, and they don’t say it about men. They say ‘women of a certain age.’ They don’t say ‘men of a certain age.’ You never hear that,” the star shared. “I think it’s supposed to be a compliment, but my feeling is, let’s use our ages. It tells the truth about our lives.”

Book Club is now showing in cinemas.

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Book Club director pressured to ditch Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton for younger stars

Jane Fonda has slammed Hollywood ageism after her Book Club director confessed he was pressured to ditch her and Diane Keaton for younger actresses. The 80-year-old appears alongside Diane, 72, Mary Steenburgen, 65, and Candice Bergen, 72, in the film…

Jane Fonda has slammed Hollywood ageism after her Book Club director confessed he was pressured to ditch her and Diane Keaton for younger actresses.

The 80-year-old appears alongside Diane, 72, Mary Steenburgen, 65, and Candice Bergen, 72, in the film about four older women who look to add spark to their sex lives after reading E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Director Bill Holderman told the Press Association studio bosses put him under a “tremendous amount of pressure” to reduce the ages of the characters so they were in their late 40s.

Jane added that the attempt to ditch her and her fellow veterans from the movie proved that “ageism is alive and well” in Hollywood and explained: “It’s an industry that’s very much driven by youth and beauty.”

She did express a hope that the industry was “beginning to change” as Bill and his team stuck to their guns and insisted on casting older stars.

Meanwhile, Diane claimed that ageism was not just a problem in the arts, saying: “It’s tough always for older people. They’re used less frequently in every field – it’s not just in the performing arts.”

And Melvin and Howard actress Mary said that despite Book Club featuring three Oscar winners, including herself, it was a “miracle” it was made – as Hollywood asks actresses to “disappear” when they get older.

“That’s a shame because people should be able to enjoy life and be reflected in movies and television scripts as long as they’re alive,” she sighed.

Candice was even more scathing about the way Hollywood chiefs had tried to snub veteran actresses like Jane and Diane, who have three Oscar wins and eight additional nominations between them. The Starting Over star said the initial dismissal of her venerable co-stars told other women in Hollywood to get “a day job”.

Book Club, which was co-written by Bill and the actress Erin Simms, is in cinemas from Friday (18May18).

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