Michelle Williams and America Ferrera show off baby bumps at 2020 SAG Awards

Michelle Williams and America Ferrera proudly showed off their baby bumps at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.The actress hit the red carpet with her new fiance Thomas Kail, just weeks after news of her pregnancy broke, and stu…

Michelle Williams and America Ferrera proudly showed off their baby bumps at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.

The actress hit the red carpet with her new fiance Thomas Kail, just weeks after news of her pregnancy broke, and stunned in a black off-the-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress.

Michelle’s blossoming baby bump was just visible underneath her flowing column dress, with the 39-year-old choosing to top off her look with a slick of ruby red lipstick and Forevermark jewellery.

And the star was also one of the winners at the ceremony, scooping the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries gong for her role as Gwen Verdon in drama series Fosse/Verdon.

While accepting her prize, Michelle paid tribute to Hamilton director Thomas, and also thanked her 14-year-old daughter Matilda, whom she shared with the late Heath Ledger.

“Tommy, like everything else in our life, I share this with you, and Matilda, it’s one thing to be completely honest as an actor. It’s another thing to be completely honest as a human being,” she gushed. “And that’s just who you are and how you live, and you teach me just by being you. I love you, and I’m coming home.”

Also hitting the red carpet with a blossoming baby bump was Superstore actress America, who announced in December that she was expecting her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams.

The 35-year-old wowed in a chic sleeveless black crepe gown by Paule Ka, and shared a series of snaps on Instagram showcasing her pregnancy look.

“Mommy & Daddy go out (in matching tuxedos)!!” she wrote.

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Marriage Story’s Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson lead 2020 SAG Awards nominees

Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are among the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.Driver was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor on Wednesday, while his co-star is in contention for Ou…

Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are among the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Driver was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor on Wednesday, while his co-star is in contention for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

He will compete with Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Leonardo DiCaprio, (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), while Johansson will take on Renee Zellweger (Judy), Charlize Theron, (Bombshell), Lupita Nyong’o (Us), and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet).

The Black Widow star is also nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Jojo Rabbit, and is up against her Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern, Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), and Bombshell co-stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.

In the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role category, the nominees are Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), The Irishman co-stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, as well as Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

Competing for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture are ensembles from Bombshell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.

Stars of the small screen will also be honoured at the ceremony, and male actors nominated for their TV work include Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice), Mahershala Ali (True Detective), and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method).

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) are among the female nominees for TV prizes.

The nominations were revealed by actresses America Ferrera and Danai Gurira at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

As previously announced, Robert De Niro will be honoured with a lifetime achievement honour at the event, which will take place at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on 19 January.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Bombshell

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Big Little Lies

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Barry

Fleabag

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Steve Carrell – The Morning Show

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method

Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader – Barry

Andrew Scott – Fleabag

Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Patricia Arquette – The Act

Toni Collette – Unbelievable

Joey King – The Act

Emily Watson – Chernobyl

Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Mahershala Ali – True Detective

Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice

Jared Harris – Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us

Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones

Glow

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Watchmen

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Stephen Graham in talks to join Venom 2 – report

Stephen Graham is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom 2.The 46-year-old is in negotiations to star alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris in the Marvel/Sony follow-up directed by Andy Serkis, according to e…

Stephen Graham is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom 2.

The 46-year-old is in negotiations to star alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris in the Marvel/Sony follow-up directed by Andy Serkis, according to editors at Deadline. It is unclear what part he will play.

Hardy is reprising his role as journalist Eddie Brock, who transforms into the titular alien symbiote, while Harrelson is expanding his role as villain Carnage after a post-credits scene at the end of Venom teased his character.

Harris is set to play villain Shriek, who originally served as one of Spider-Man’s adversaries in the Marvel comics.

Should the deal go ahead, it will mark the second time Graham has worked with Hardy, as the pair also starred in the FX series Taboo.

The British actor shot to fame in Guy Ritchie’s comedy-drama Snatch back in 2000, and since then, he has landed roles in movies such as Gangs of New York, Public Enemies, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rocketman, and Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie.

He also played Al Capone on HBO’s hit show Boardwalk Empire, and is currently earning critical acclaim as labour organiser Anthony ‘Tony Pro’ Provenzano in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

The first Venom movie, released in 2018, underwhelmed critics but grossed a massive $855 million (£649 million) worldwide, prompting Sony bosses to order a sequel.

Kelly Marcel is penning the script, with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal returning to produce the movie, along with Hutch Parker.

Venom 2 is slated for release in October 2020.

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Director Ruben Fleischer devastated after Venom was mauled by critics

Director Ruben Fleischer was “really surprised” by the negative critical reaction to Venom.Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel villain was released in October 2018, and starred Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who becomes infected and eventually transf…

Director Ruben Fleischer was “really surprised” by the negative critical reaction to Venom.

Sony’s adaptation of the Marvel villain was released in October 2018, and starred Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who becomes infected and eventually transforms into the terrifying alien symbiote.

Despite taking more than $856 million (£665 million) worldwide, and boasting a stellar cast including Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, critics panned the movie, and Venom currently stands at only 29 per cent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

During a recent interview with Fandom, Fleischer confessed the harsh reviews of his comic book adaptation really affected him, and if he could change one thing about the 2018 blockbuster, it would be to have a more positive reaction from film critics.

“I was really bummed that people didn’t like it because it’s a crowd-pleasing movie and I’m not sure if there was just blowback against Sony or people just worship Marvel,” he explained. “But I was really surprised that the critics (were gunning for it) because audiences really enjoyed the movie. And so many people who’ve seen it just appreciated that it was a fun superhero movie.

“So, I was a little surprised. I don’t know what they were expecting.”

Fleischer later passed on directing the sequel, with directing duties being handed to Andy Serkis instead. However, the Zombieland filmmaker couldn’t be happier with his replacement.

“I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over. And I’m excited to see what he does with it,” the 44-year-old added.

And Fleischer also seemingly confirmed a possible Spider-Man/Venom crossover film will happen, now that Sony and Marvel have hammered out a new deal.

“That’s where it’s all going to lead,” he revealed. “And so, the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other.”

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Joey King cried when she tried on ‘dream dress’ for Emmy Awards

Joey King cried when she tried on her Zac Posen dress for the 2019 Emmy Awards. The 20-year-old actress stunned on the purple carpet in a red strapless old Hollywood gown which was custom-made by the fashion designer, who knew he had made the perfect …

Joey King cried when she tried on her Zac Posen dress for the 2019 Emmy Awards.

The 20-year-old actress stunned on the purple carpet in a red strapless old Hollywood gown which was custom-made by the fashion designer, who knew he had made the perfect look when The Act star “started crying when she tried it on.”

“This is her dream dress and we really captured it and that’s when I know that I’ve done a good job,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I really care a great deal about her. I think she’s really a spectacular actress and a wonderful person and girl.

“I think it’s great to have a young woman who wants to look elegant. It’s rarer and rarer and Joey really understands that and it’s cool. It’s going to take her a long way!”

The collaboration marked a “full circle” moment for the duo, as Posen brought King to her first Emmy Awards last year and they decided to work together on her dress when she was nominated for her first-ever Emmy Award for her role in The Act this year.

And the actress knew exactly what she wanted her outfit to look like.

“She wanted a cool bow detail in the back, something strapless, some skin exposed in the back, and something with an architectural quality to it that remained elegant and classic, which is so refreshing to hear from a (then) 19-year-old. She wants fashion!” Posen gushed. “She knows her references and she knows my clothing now really well, so it’s a real designer Hollywood collaboration.”

King’s stylist Jared Eng also told the outlet that she wanted to channel old Hollywood glamour, “like Audrey Hepburn”.

The Kissing Booth star was nominated for the Lead Actress in a Limited Series prize, but lost out to Michelle Williams.

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Michelle Williams officially onboard for Venom 2

Michelle Williams has confirmed she’s returning for the Venom sequel.The Oscar-nominated actress played lawyer Anne Weying in last year’s blockbuster, and revealed to Yahoo that she was excited to be onboard for Venom 2 after Andy Serkis was hired to h…

Michelle Williams has confirmed she’s returning for the Venom sequel.

The Oscar-nominated actress played lawyer Anne Weying in last year’s blockbuster, and revealed to Yahoo that she was excited to be onboard for Venom 2 after Andy Serkis was hired to helm the movie.

“I’m in. I’m such a fan of Andy’s, and I’m so inspired by what he’s been able to accomplish. He’s so gifted in such a specific way, and I’m very excited to learn from him and be around him,” the 38-year-old gushed.

In 2018’s Venom, Anne was the ex-fiancee of journalist Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, who becomes intertwined with an alien symbiote, to become the movie’s eponymous anti-hero.

The pair work together to try and bring down the villainous Carlton Drake, played by Riz Ahmed, and in one memorable scene, Anne briefly bonded with the symbiote and became She-Venom.

And when asked if the Marvel comic-book character of She-Venom would be making a longer appearance in the sequel, Williams gave a cryptic response.

“I hope I get equal time that way – I can say that!” she teased.

It was announced earlier this month that British filmmaker and actor Serkis will direct Venom 2, and he shared a post on Instagram confirming the exciting news.

“Verified It’s actually happening. I can feel it, the Symbiote has found a host in me, and I’m ready for the ride…Can’t wait,” Serkis wrote, alongside a picture of him posing with a Venom comic.

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Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy dazzle in matching outfits at The Lion King premiere

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunnin…

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter pulled out all the stops at The Lion King world premiere on Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old superstar, who voices the character of Nala in the live-action Disney remake of the 1994 animated classic, looked stunning in her custom Alexander McQueen tuxedo dress, which featured a diamond-encrusted jacket with black tulle skirt attached.

Blue courted attention with her look too – a mini version of her mother’s dress, also made by Alexander McQueen – as the duo walked the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The seven-year-old wore a crisp white shirt under her jacket and accessorised her outfit by wearing diamond hairbands around two buns on top of her head.

However, Blue and Beyonce weren’t the only ones to coordinate for the premiere, as the singer’s former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were also in attendance, and ensured they’d look good posing next to their pal in their ensembles.

While Kelly opted for a zebra-print dress, Michelle wore a silver number which featured mirrored detailing in a giraffe-style pattern.

Other celebrities in attendance included Halle Bailey, Meghan Trainor, Yara Shahidi, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, Chrissy Metz, and Tiffany Haddish.

The premiere came just hours after Beyonce dropped her new song Spirit, taken from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift. The mother-of-three will also be curating the record, which features various artists and is “steeped in the sounds of Africa”.

In the gospel-inspired song, Beyonce sings: “Spirit, watch the heavens open/ Spirit, can you hear it calling? / Your destiny is coming close/ Stand up and fight.”

The Lion King: The Gift is due for release on 19 July – the same day as The Lion King hits cinemas.

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Michelle Williams’ negative experience on Dawson’s Creek led to film career

Michelle Williams avoided TV roles after Dawson’s Creek because she didn’t fully enjoy the experience of working on the teen drama.The four-time Oscar nominated actress played Jen Lindley on the U.S. series, alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes a…

Michelle Williams avoided TV roles after Dawson’s Creek because she didn’t fully enjoy the experience of working on the teen drama.

The four-time Oscar nominated actress played Jen Lindley on the U.S. series, alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson, which ran from 1998 to 2003.

Since it came to an end, she has enjoyed huge success on the big screen, in films like Manchester by the Sea, Shutter Island and My Week with Marilyn, and in a chat with Patricia Clarkson for Variety, the 38-year-old explained why she’s actively sought only movie roles for the past 16 years.

“Doing Dawson’s Creek for six-and-a-half years, while it was an incredible learning experience – we did 22 episodes a year, and you’d be getting scripts at the last minute and you had zero input,” she explained. “It was a little like a factory job.

“I don’t think I’ve done television in between then and now because of a fear of loss of input.”

However, that all changed when she was offered mini-series Fosse/Verdon, about choreographer/ director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

“When (Fosse/Verdon) came around, people had been saying for a long time, ‘Television is different now.’ And I could see that that was true and that it was something that I should open myself up to,” she shared.

Patricia first met the Brokeback Mountain star on the set of The Station Agent in 2003, and gave the young actress some valuable advice that Michelle has never forgotten.

“We were out to dinner before shooting the next day, and I had ordered some atrocious meal. You were like, ‘No Chinese food before you have to shoot in the morning. Salt,'” Michelle recalled.

“And you don’t eat Chinese food. I don’t either,” the 59-year-old quipped.

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Emilia Clarke turned down Fifty Shades of Grey due to nude scenes

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the…

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.

The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

However, Emilia has now shared that she rejected an offer to portray the leading lady as she was sick of being asked questions about disrobing for hit TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Daenerys Targaryen.

“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson) is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on (Game of Thrones) was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash. “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t**s, for God’s sake. So, that coming up, I was like, ‘I can’t.'”

Emilia went on to explain that she also feared being “pigeonholed” in Hollywood.

“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation,’ and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question,'” the 32-year-old commented.

Anastasia was ultimately played by Dakota Johnson, while the part of Christian Grey went to Jamie Dornan. The duo reprised their roles for the two follow-up films in the franchise; 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker and 2018’s Fifty Shades Freed.

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Michelle Williams’ decade-old parka is part of her New York identity

Actress Michelle Williams has been holding on to the same parka jacket for more than a decade. The Venom star admits she loves keeping snug in a big coat, and her favourite parka has been hanging up in her closet for years, helping her battle the chil…

Actress Michelle Williams has been holding on to the same parka jacket for more than a decade.

The Venom star admits she loves keeping snug in a big coat, and her favourite parka has been hanging up in her closet for years, helping her battle the chilly temperatures in New York City, particularly during the freezing winter season.

However, Michelle has become so attached to the old jacket, she tries to wear it whenever the weather dips low enough to warrant pulling out the cozy outerwear.

“I love it, I’m very late to give it up in this season (spring),” she smiled on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan. “I put it on as early as possible, and I keep it on for as long as possible! Bring on the winter!”

Michelle reveals walking around in the thick coat gives her a feeling of confidence and safety.

“I just find it’s like a literal security blanket,” she said. “I feel like I’m going out in my bed, in my parka. And I’ve had the same parka for, I don’t know, 13, 14 years now.”

Asked if it’s made with goose down or another kind of fluffy filling, she confessed, “I don’t even know what it is (made of), but I’ve had it as long as I’ve been in New York… It really is (my New York identity).”

Michelle moved to the borough of Brooklyn while she was dating late actor Heath Ledger, the father of her 13-year-old daughter Matilda.

They split in 2007, a year before Ledger died, but the 38 year old and her only child has remained in the same neighbourhood ever since, even after Michelle quietly wed Mount Eerie singer/songwriter Phil Elverum last summer (Jul18).

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