Robert Pattinson declared ‘most beautiful man’ in the world

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon. Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty …

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon.

Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and concluded that the Twilight actor came closest to the Greeks’ idea of perfection.

“The 33-year-old actor was found to be 92.15 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection,” Dr. De Silva wrote on Instagram. “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques. Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.

“The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty… The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.”

Pattinson’s chin, eye position, and nose length/width came the closest to perfection, while his lips scored the lowest percentage.

Justice League star Henry Cavill came in second on Dr. De Silva’s most beautiful list with 91.64 per cent, followed by Bradley Cooper in third with 91.08 per cent, Brad Pitt in fourth with 90.51 per cent, and George Clooney in fifth with 89.91 per cent.

Clooney had previously topped the list but had dropped down to fifth as “the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face,” Dr. De Silva explained.

Retired sports star David Beckham came in seventh place, although he had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.

Back in October, Dr. De Silva declared Bella Hadid the world’s most beautiful woman, followed by Beyonce and Amber Heard.

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Jennifer Aniston: ‘I don’t feel 50’

Jennifer Aniston has no qualms about getting older.The Morning Show star reached the milestone in February and celebrated with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles that included the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., …

Jennifer Aniston has no qualms about getting older.

The Morning Show star reached the milestone in February and celebrated with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles that included the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbra Streisand, and Laura Dern.

Now, Jennifer – who was recently named as one of People magazine’s People of the Year, told the publication that she has no anxiety over the ageing process.

“(I don’t) feel 50,” she shared. “I don’t know what that’s supposed to feel like or look like. I know what society has painted it as and what narrative we put around it but none of that applies to myself in terms of how I feel about it.”

Jennifer went on to explain that she thinks of birthdays – whatever the age – as markers of good health. Accordingly, this is part of the reason why she wanted to have a big blowout for her 50th.

“Well, I love a big ol’ celebration and I thought what’s the alternative? Look, the alternative to not being 50 is because you’re not here anymore!” the star laughed. “And thank God. I think of all the people that we’ve lost before the age of 50 or at the age of 50. And also, I think we’re living longer now.”

As for what this past year has taught her, the Friends actress confessed she feels much more capable as she enters the next decade of her life.

“The words ‘I dare you’ or ‘no’ always make me kind of go, ‘Oh, okay. Well, let’s just see,'” she said.

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George Clooney to direct and star in new Netflix movie

George Clooney will direct and star in Netflix’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel Good Morning, Midnight.The Oscar winner and his producing partner Grant Heslov will also oversee the post-apocalyptic movie, which has been adapted for the screen by The Re…

George Clooney will direct and star in Netflix’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel Good Morning, Midnight.

The Oscar winner and his producing partner Grant Heslov will also oversee the post-apocalyptic movie, which has been adapted for the screen by The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith from Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel of the same name, according to Deadline.

Clooney will play Augustine, an ageing scientist who has become isolated in the Arctic after abandoning his research team during an evacuation, and discovers a child named Iris.

His story becomes intertwined with that of Mission Specialist Sullivan, an astronaut who has manned a team to the planet Jupiter on spacecraft Aether, and is trying to communicate with Augustine in an effort to get back to Earth.

“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” Clooney said in a statement. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”

Clooney is currently enjoying success with another streaming service project, Hulu’s six-part limited series Catch-22. The Ocean’s Eleven star directed two episodes of the show, which is based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel about Captain John Yossarian and the fictional 256th Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division, told Variety it was an honour to work with Clooney, who he has known for more than 20 years.

“I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life. The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it,” he added.

Filming is scheduled to begin in October.

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Catch 22 costumes are genuine WWII garments

Catch 22 costume designer Jenny Eagan managed to track down genuine World War II uniforms in America after first trying her luck overseas.The new mini-series, based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel about Captain John Yossarian and the fictional 256th S…

Catch 22 costume designer Jenny Eagan managed to track down genuine World War II uniforms in America after first trying her luck overseas.

The new mini-series, based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel about Captain John Yossarian and the fictional 256th Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, premiered last month, with George Clooney, Kyle Chandler and Girls actor Christopher Abbott starring.

Explaining how she wanted the costumes to be as realistic as possible, Jenny was surprised to find most of what she needed on home soil, after originally being told England was the place she’d be able to pick up old army uniforms.

“Well, that was not the case. There’s little bits here and there (in England). I’d have had to go to multiple shows year-round to collect all the stuff,” she said at a recent IndieWire event, adding that she found what she needed much closer to home.

“There were hundreds of thousands of young men and boys who went to war. Places like Western Costume, over the years, got stuff that was never used, like dead stock, or things that were collected for years, because there was so much of it. The green (jackets) and the pants, they didn’t wear that in their life very much. Manufacturers had containers of them.”

Another problem Jenny faced was the difference in body shapes men of today have compared to 70 years ago.

However, the designer found the costumes were a perfect fit for the extras used on location in Italy.

“What’s difficult is nobody is the same size as they use to be,” Jenny mused. “The good thing is, ironically, all the young men in Sardinia are known for being jockeys and boxers, so they are smaller than modern American men today. So all the background (actors), it fit them perfect.”

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Editors Guild urges Academy to televise all Oscars winners live

The Motion Picture Editors Guild has asked the Academy to reverse its decision to present four Oscars during the commercial breaks.There has been an outcry in Hollywood following the news that the awards for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Acti…

The Motion Picture Editors Guild has asked the Academy to reverse its decision to present four Oscars during the commercial breaks.

There has been an outcry in Hollywood following the news that the awards for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short and Make-up and Hairstyling will not be televised live during the show on 24 February (19).

The Editors Guild is the latest body to share its disappointment, with Editors Guild president Alan Heim sharing an email he sent to his members with Deadline.

“In its mandate to shorten the Academy Awards’ telecast, the Academy has insulted all of us who work ‘below the line.’ Many of our members and those of other IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Locals are understandably upset,” he began the email.

“There is much outcry for the Academy to reverse its decision, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild joins those voices. If it does not reverse its decision, let us all do everything we can to see that this demeaning experiment will not be repeated.”

Heim also highlighted the fact that the annual awards show, the most important night in the showbiz calendar, motivates endless amounts of people to seek a career in film and that the educational value may be even greater than the entertainment factor.

“It doesn’t matter which categories are affected this year or next; none of them should be,” he wrote. “The very idea is anathema to the collaborative nature of filmmaking. The Academy has historically honored ALL of the crafts involved in filmmaking and the search for better TV ratings shouldn’t affect that. We have always been told that the Academy honors the very best in filmmaking, but removing some categories from equal acknowledgement on the air seems to contradict that narrative.”

A host of Hollywood heavyweights like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese have also demanded the decision be reversed in an open letter which was sent to Academy bosses calling on them to reinstate the Oscars categories they’ve relegated to the ad breaks. More stars have since signed the letter, including Alfonso Cuaron, Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

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Amal Clooney’s showstopping royal wedding dress available to buy

Copies of Amal Clooney’s popular Stella McCartney dress are now available to purchase. The human rights lawyer, who is married to Hollywood actor George Clooney, made a splash at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in May (…

Copies of Amal Clooney’s popular Stella McCartney dress are now available to purchase. 

The human rights lawyer, who is married to Hollywood actor George Clooney, made a splash at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in May (18) when she stepped out at Windsor Castle, England in a marigold yellow midi dress with cap sleeves and matching hat from the London-based fashion designer.

Amal’s ensemble proved to be a major hit with fans on social media, and now, Stella has released replicas of the dress for customers to buy.

“Worn by Amal Clooney to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, Stella McCartney’s canary-yellow Amal dress will make an elegant statement at a special occasion,” a description of the garment reads on the Matches Fashion website. “It’s crafted to a vintage-inspired silhouette with a lightly pleated square neckline and ties at the back which flow over the figure-flattering shape. Style it with metallic accessories and glittering pumps for a sophisticated edit.”

Known as the Amal Tie-Back Crepe Dress, the number is currently only available in yellow. The dress is priced at $1,612 (£1,250).

Apart from Meghan’s stunning white Givenchy wedding gown and her chic halterneck reception dress, also designed by Stella, Amal’s outfit was one of the most talked-about looks from the wedding.

According to data compiled by researchers at Lyst, over 17,000 people, from 65 countries, searched for a yellow Stella McCartney dress in the 48 hours following the wedding, while traffic to the designer’s website increased by 3,000 per cent in one day.

Other highly sought-after looks from the wedding included actress Carey Mulligan’s floral Erdem dress and the black floral Valentino ballgown tennis ace Serena Williams wore to the reception.

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George and Amal Clooney moved to tears over personal chef’s dishes

George Clooney and his wife Amal are often brought to tears as they taste the meals prepared by their personal chef.The Gravity actor and the international civil rights lawyer hired 33-year-old cook Vivianna Frizzi to prepare meals for them in 2013, an…

George Clooney and his wife Amal are often brought to tears as they taste the meals prepared by their personal chef.

The Gravity actor and the international civil rights lawyer hired 33-year-old cook Vivianna Frizzi to prepare meals for them in 2013, and the busy parents of two love her food so much they rarely want to eat out anymore.

“(Frizzi) can make anything, including handmade gnocchi with pesto that would make you cry,” George, who divides his time between homes in England and Lake Como, Italy, tells People. “Vivi cooks almost every night for us now because we have the twins. Going out isn’t as easy or as interesting as it used to be. Besides all of our friends would rather eat her food than hit up a local restaurant in Como or in London.”

The Clooneys’ weekly pizza nights have become legendary and guests love the pies Frizzi bakes, but the couple also enjoys her sushi dishes, risotto, and Lebanese and Indian treats.

Amal and George’s one-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, aren’t quite as taken by the live-in cook’s food, but Frizzi admits she doesn’t feel pressured to impress the tots.

“The twins are not fussy eaters,” she laughs, revealing salmon, tomato risotto, Margherita pizza, and ricotta with raspberries are always on the menu for the toddlers. “When they like a dish, they put their little fingers on their cheeks, smile and say, Mmm!”

Although Frizzi never disappoints with her creations, she has failed to teach the Clooneys how to cook for themselves.

“Honestly, Amal and I are such poor chefs that any lesson from Vivi in the kitchen would be like teaching a whale to fly,” George says.

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George Clooney in talks to direct Echo

George Clooney is reportedly in early talks to step back behind the camera and direct sci-fi film Echo. Christopher MacBride has written the script for the film, which will centre on a drone specialist who begins to question if his lover has been repl…

George Clooney is reportedly in early talks to step back behind the camera and direct sci-fi film Echo.

Christopher MacBride has written the script for the film, which will centre on a drone specialist who begins to question if his lover has been replaced or if he is having a psychological episode.

Clooney last took over the director’s chair for 2017’s Suburbicon, which starred his pal Matt Damon, while he also shot the first episode of the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22, which is set to premiere next year (19).

The Gravity star has previously spoken about his desire to take on more directing gigs, because he is reluctant to see himself age onscreen.

“I think nobody wants to see anybody really ageing,” he said. “It’s a very unforgiving thing, the cameras, and so ageing becomes something that you know you try to do less and less on screen.”

“You try to pick the films that work best for you and as you age they become less and less,” he added. “It’s really fun acting… but you know as you age on screen you get to that point that you really understand that you can’t stay in front of the camera your whole life.”

And he is keen to focus on his work behind the camera, which he has described as his “great love”.

“It’s much more fun to be, and it’s infinitely more creative to be directing – infinitely more,” he said. “It is my great love and I do enjoy it a lot and I’ve had some really great success and I’ve had some not so successful films, and that’s also part of the experience.”

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Jerry Weintraub loved the idea behind all-female Ocean’s 8 before his death

Legendary movie mogul Jerry Weintraub signed off on the cast of Ocean’s 8 before his death. The producer behind George Clooney’s Ocean’s franchise was approached by Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh with an idea for an all-female heist movie, and he lov…

Legendary movie mogul Jerry Weintraub signed off on the cast of Ocean’s 8 before his death.

The producer behind George Clooney’s Ocean’s franchise was approached by Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh with an idea for an all-female heist movie, and he loved the idea.

Director Ross already had casting ideas and Jerry loved the premise of creating a new film with Sandra Bullock as her late brother Danny Ocean’s sister.

“Steven (Soderbergh) is a close friend and we’ve unofficially collaborated on a number of projects over the years,” Gary shares. “If he hadn’t been involved, I don’t think I would have done it. It was great working together.”

“Gary came to me and said, ‘What about Sandy as Danny’s sister?’ I thought that was really interesting, so I said, ‘Let’s take it to Jerry (Weintraub)’. And Jerry thought it was a terrific idea.”

Weintraub then reached out to Sandra to sign on: “There wasn’t even a script yet, but Jerry’s energy, his joy and his passion for this franchise were very infectious,” the actress recalls.

But the legendary moviemaker died in 2015 before filming began.

“It was difficult to imagine an Ocean’s film without Jerry at the helm as a producer,” Soderbergh states. “Jerry wasn’t just a producer; he was a larger-than-life figure.”

Weintraub’s longtime collaborator Susan Ekins, who had served as an executive producer on the previous Ocean’s films, stepped up as a producer, giving Soderbergh someone he knew he could rely on to bring the project to fruition: “Gary and I went to her and said, ‘You were part of the brain trust of the first three (Ocean’s films), so we would love for you to take a more central role here’.”

“I had the pleasure of working with Jerry Weintraub and Steven Soderbergh, both brilliant filmmakers. And now I get to continue that legacy with Steven and Gary,” Ekins says.

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Sandra Bullock thankful for George Clooney’s Ocean’s 8 support

Sandra Bullock was touched to have the blessing of her Gravity co-star George Clooney for her new all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off. Clooney led the star-studded cast of the 2001 crime thriller and its two sequels as smooth conman Danny Ocean, and in…

Sandra Bullock was touched to have the blessing of her Gravity co-star George Clooney for her new all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off.

Clooney led the star-studded cast of the 2001 crime thriller and its two sequels as smooth conman Danny Ocean, and in Ocean’s 8, Bullock portrays his onscreen sister, who puts together her own team of criminals to pull off a big jewellery heist.

The Oscar winner reached out to her old pal as the franchise spin-off was being developed to secure George’s approval.

Joking about their conversation, Sandra told breakfast show Today, “He said, ‘Don’t take my franchise!’ I said, ‘I’m taking it, and I’m running it!'”

Getting serious, she explained Clooney couldn’t have been more supportive of the project, because he knew how much fun he had had working on the Ocean’s trilogy with the likes of Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, and Julia Roberts, who played his ex-wife.

“The nice thing about George is that he’s just happy when anything works,” Sandra shared. “He wanted the same connections, the same memories that were made for them for us as well, I think.”

Bullock features in Ocean’s 8 alongside Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina, and she is hoping critics will be kinder to the new release than they were to the last big all-female blockbuster – 2016’s Ghostbusters revamp, starring Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and her The Heat co-star Melissa McCarthy.

“That was unfair on a level that I can’t even not be mad about talking about,” Bullock told Variety at the Ocean’s 8 New York City premiere earlier this week. “They literally walked into a firing squad…”

“Let’s back off the meanness,” she continued. “Let’s have a year of kindness. The women are here – we’re not going anywhere.”

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