Lily Aldridge splurges on sunglasses

Lily Aldridge has a large collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.Wh…

Lily Aldridge has a large collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

When it comes to accessories, Lily has now named sunglasses as her favourite item to spend money on.

“I feel like Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp always wore them, and they just have that cool, classic rock-and-roll vibe,” she said in a chat for New York magazine’s The Strategist. “Sunglasses are the thing I like to splurge on most, and I have so many, but I always go back to the Ray-Bans. I have the Clubmaster, the Aviator, the Wayfarer – I rotate between them.”

Lily went on to explain that she has been wearing her tortoiseshell Wayfarers the most lately.

Meanwhile, when it comes to fashion trends, the brunette beauty is all about embracing a boho-chic vibe and likes to wear Zara body suits with pieces from the Doen label.

“I just love Doen, and the Jane Top and Joan Dress are my absolute favourites for fall. The Jane Top is the perfect easy blouse for fall, with a pair of high-waisted trousers. I have one in a pumpkin spice colour, and I wear it with these really nice cream trousers and some brown slip-ons and my tortoiseshell Ray-Bans and my Bottega clutch,” the 34-year-old shared.

Elsewhere, Lily explained other products she can’t get enough of include the fragrances from her own line, RMS Beauty’s Un Cover-Up concealer, and Windsor Edwards’ Lip Balm.

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Alex Brightman set to portray John Belushi in biopic

Broadway star Alex Brightman has reportedly been cast as John Belushi in an upcoming biopic.A biographical film about the late Saturday Night Live star has been in development for years, with Todd Phillips and Steven Conrad both tapped to direct at dif…

Broadway star Alex Brightman has reportedly been cast as John Belushi in an upcoming biopic.

A biographical film about the late Saturday Night Live star has been in development for years, with Todd Phillips and Steven Conrad both tapped to direct at different times, with Emile Hirsch attached to star, but the project stalled around 2014.

Now, according to editors at Collider, the project is back in development again, with The Devil Wears Prada’s David Frankel in the frame to direct and Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor Brightman, who is best known for starring in the School of Rock and Beetlejuice stage adaptations, attached to play Belushi.

Masters of Sex actress Annaleigh Ashford is in the running to play Belushi’s girlfriend-turned-wife Judith, while comedian John Mulaney has been offered the role of Belushi’s good friend and SNL co-star Dan Aykroyd.

The script, which was originally written by Conrad, is expected to feature many other famous characters such as SNL boss Lorne Michaels and star Gilda Radner, journalist Barbara Walters, screen legend Jack Nicholson, and musicians Keith Richards, James Taylor, and Paul Simon.

Judith is reportedly involved in the project and is expected to serve as an executive producer, alongside Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert.

The film, currently known as Belushi, is expected to follow Belushi at the height of his fame, during which he had memorable roles in The Blues Brothers and National Lampoon’s Animal House. The comedian died at the age of 33 from a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982.

Michael Chiklis previously played the comic in the 1989 biopic Wired, which received an overwhelmingly negative response from critics as well as Belushi’s friends and family, with Aykroyd once telling MTV, “I hope it never gets seen.”

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Doctor Sleep director plotting potential sequel

Director Mike Flanagan has started brainstorming ideas with author Stephen King for a potential sequel to Doctor Sleep.The new movie is a follow-up to Stanley Kubrick classic The Shining, with both films based on novels by horror master King, and Flana…

Director Mike Flanagan has started brainstorming ideas with author Stephen King for a potential sequel to Doctor Sleep.

The new movie is a follow-up to Stanley Kubrick classic The Shining, with both films based on novels by horror master King, and Flanagan reveals they have already begun throwing around possible plots to continue developing the story of troubled protagonist Danny Torrance.

“(We’re) talking actively about what’s next, and we have a great idea for that I’m not allowed to talk about yet, but it’s really cool, and yeah, I expect there will be another chance to play in that sandbox very soon,” the moviemaker teased in an interview with CinemaBlend.

Doctor Sleep is the director’s second adaptation of a King book, having previously brought psychological thriller Gerald’s Game to the screen for a Netflix movie in 2017. And having them both so well received by the writer has given Flanagan a real ego boost.

“It’s been my dream since I was a kid to be able to adapt Stephen King, and he’s let me play in that sandbox two times; I would be thrilled to do it again,” he gushed about his hopes of working together on a third film and beyond. “He’s been happy both times, which is still like (mind-blowing), as long as that keeps up, if he’ll have me back, I’m there for the long haul. I’ll do as many as he’ll let me.”

Receiving King’s blessing for Doctor Sleep was crucial for Flanagan to turn the 2013 book of the same name into a movie because the author had previously been vocal about his dislike of Kubrick’s take on The Shining – but the filmmaker needn’t have worried.

“I’ve enjoyed all his movies,” King said of Flanagan. “I read the (Doctor Sleep) script very, very carefully and I said to myself, ‘Everything that I ever disliked about the Kubrick version of The Shining is redeemed for me here.'”

Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor as the grown-up Torrance, who was played by child actor Danny Lloyd in the cult 1980 movie, which also featured Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall as his parents.

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Jack Nicholson ends acting hiatus with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cameo – report

Actor Lew Temple has claimed Jack Nicholson makes a surprise cameo in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.The 82-year-old was last seen onscreen in 2010 movie How Do You Know, which was a box office bust. He’s been quiet since then, but Temple revealed durin…

Actor Lew Temple has claimed Jack Nicholson makes a surprise cameo in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The 82-year-old was last seen onscreen in 2010 movie How Do You Know, which was a box office bust.

He’s been quiet since then, but Temple revealed during Canada’s recent Cornwall & Area Pop Event that he will be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded offering later this year.

“That experience is amazing, just to be observing,” Temple said. “I’m a spoke in a wheel in that movie, which is fine, but to watch (Leonardo) DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, and Al Pacino, and Jack Nicholson, and Kurt Russell, and Margot Robbie, Luke Perry before he had passed, God rest his soul… and then to have Quentin Tarantino overseeing it all, this guy is a mad man. He becomes his movie.”

Temple’s admission is the first time fans have heard about Nicholson’s appearance in the film, which received a lengthy standing ovation when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Nicholson was set to end a nine-year hiatus and star alongside Kristen Wiig in a remake of German-Austrian comedy-drama Toni Erdmann, but the Hollywood veteran dropped out of the project last summer.

Bill Murray was originally eyed for the role in the movie, which tells the story of a woman who tries to reconnect with her outlandish father but lost out to Nicholson. As yet, the role has not been recast.

Lisa Cholodenko has since been tapped to write and direct the film, with Wiig still attached in the lead role originated by German actress Sandra Huller.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to be released in the U.S. on 26 July, and the U.K. on 14 August.

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The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain enter National Film Registry

Movies including The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain have been selected for preservation by officials at the U.S. National Film Registry. Each year, 25 films are selected by executives of the Library of Congress to be added to the regist…

Movies including The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain have been selected for preservation by officials at the U.S. National Film Registry.

Each year, 25 films are selected by executives of the Library of Congress to be added to the registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” important and at least 10 years old.

The 30th annual list was released on Wednesday (12Dec18), and it included Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining, which starred Jack Nicholson, and Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur classic, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, which portrays a love story between two cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, was also selected. It was only released in 2005, making it the youngest-ever entry on the registry.

“To my great surprise, the film ended up striking a deep chord with audiences,” Lee said in a statement. “The movie became a part of the culture, a reflection of the darkness and light, of violent prejudice and enduring love in the rocky landscape of the American heart.”

Other additions include 1935 movie The Informer, giving director John Ford the most entries on the list with 11, Alfred Hitchcock’s first American feature Rebecca, Disney’s 1950 animation Cinderella, 1987’s Broadcast News, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra movie On The Town, and 1964’s My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn.

“The National Film Registry turns 30 this year, and for those three decades, we have been recognising, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said. “These cinematic treasures must be protected, because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

Other entries include Orson Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai, Leave Her to Heaven, Days of Wine and Roses, The Navigator, Eve’s Bayou, Smoke Signals, Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People, Hearts and Minds, One-Eyed Jacks, Pickup on South Street, documentary Monterey Pop, and 1898 29-second movie Something Good – Negro Kiss.

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Westworld’s Zahn McClarnon lands major movie role

Zahn McClarnon has been added to the cast of The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.It was announced in June that Ewan McGregor would be playing the grown-up version of Danny Torrance, played by Danny Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 cult horror classic, al…

Zahn McClarnon has been added to the cast of The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.

It was announced in June that Ewan McGregor would be playing the grown-up version of Danny Torrance, played by Danny Lloyd in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 cult horror classic, along with Rebecca Ferguson as Rose the Hat, the leader of a group of quasi-immortals who prey on people who have psychic abilities known as the shining.

Now it’s been announced that Westworld favourite Zahn will also appear in the retelling of Stephen King’s follow-up novel, as Crow Daddy, Rose’s right-hand man.

Written in 2013, 36 years after Stephen penned The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny, who is haunted by the issues of rage and alcoholism which plagued his father Jack Torrance, famously played by Jack Nicholson, as well the events of what happened at the Overlook Hotel in his childhood.

Carl Lumbly has been cast as Dick Halloran, an integral character of the original story, while Alex Essoe is starring as Danny’s mother Wendy Torrance. The roles were previously helmed by the late Scatman Crothers and retired actress Shelley Duvall.

Mike Flanagan, known for his work in the horror genre, is directing, and also adapted the screenplay from Stephen’s award-winning book. The story is set in Massachusetts this time around, the state Mike was born in.

Since wowing as Akecheta in season two of Westworld, Variety reports 51-year-old Zahn has been on the radar of several movie executives.

His previous credits include TV shows The Son and Longmire, as well as season two of Fargo, which his co-star Ewan joined for the third series.

Doctor Sleep is due to hit cinemas in January 2020.

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Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play The Joker in standalone film

Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to play iconic DC Comics villain The Joker in a standalone film. The Hangover director Todd Phillips is working on a Joker origin movie and has selected the Walk the Line actor as his top choice, with sources tel…

Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to play iconic DC Comics villain The Joker in a standalone film.

The Hangover director Todd Phillips is working on a Joker origin movie and has selected the Walk the Line actor as his top choice, with sources telling Variety that he met with Phoenix in late 2017 and the actor has agreed to the role. However, negotiations at Warner Bros. are not yet underway.

Phillips, who has also worked on Road Trip and War Dogs, will direct the movie and co-write it with Scott Silver. Their story will reportedly look and feel more like a gritty crime drama than a comic book movie adaptation, and will be set in the fictional Gotham City in the 1980s. It will look into what happened to the Joker to turn him into an evil criminal mastermind and Batman’s most famous adversary.

If he gets the part, this will be the first time Phoenix has starred as a comic book character. He was previously in the frame for the role of Lex Luthor in another DC movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which ultimately went to Jesse Eisenberg, and was in talks to play Marvel superhero Doctor Strange, who was played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Joker has been portrayed onscreen a number of times, most notably by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Role for playing the villain in The Dark Knight.

The film is a standalone project which will exist outside of the DC Extended Universe, which includes films such as Wonder Woman and Justice League, and will therefore not affect Jared Leto’s incarnation of The Joker in the Suicide Squad movies.

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