Rita Wilson regrets getting Botox and lip fillers in the ’90s

Rita Wilson regrets getting Botox injections and lip fillers in the late 1990s.In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, the actress/singer candidly opened up about her experiences with cosmetic procedures, noting she felt pressured by the h…

Rita Wilson regrets getting Botox injections and lip fillers in the late 1990s.

In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, the actress/singer candidly opened up about her experiences with cosmetic procedures, noting she felt pressured by the high beauty standards in Hollywood to get the injections.

Explaining that she first tried Botox before filming the 1999 romantic comedy Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Rita recalled that she was shocked to see how her forehead didn’t move at all when she was watching the film for the first time.

“When I was making Runaway Bride, I had Botox, because Botox was new and everyone was getting Botox, and I got it in my forehead,” she told the publication. “But then I saw this movie, and there’s this emotional scene where I’m firing Richard Gere and my forehead didn’t move. I thought: ‘Well, that’s not working!'”

Rita then revealed that she also dabbled with lip fillers. However, she vowed never to try them again after she came home and her two sons Chester and Truman, who shares with husband Tom Hanks, made fun of her.

“I tried the lip fillers around that same period of time, and one day I came home and my kids laughed at me, and I thought: ‘OK, that’s that!'” the 63-year-old laughed.

Rita is now comfortable embracing the ageing process and insisted she doesn’t “care that much” anymore.

“Part of it is my mom rarely wore make-up and I loved seeing her face evolve over time with me. I want my kids to look at the face that they know and understand that it’s just me,” she stated. “Everyone has their vanity but, how to put this? I… just… don’t care that much!”

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Julia Roberts had ‘no business’ starring in original version of Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts still can’t believe she landed the lead in 1990’s Pretty Woman because the odds were stacked against her from the start.In a new Variety interview, the actress learned fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette also auditioned for the role of …

Julia Roberts still can’t believe she landed the lead in 1990’s Pretty Woman because the odds were stacked against her from the start.

In a new Variety interview, the actress learned fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette also auditioned for the role of down-on-her-luck Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, with the pair revealing that the movie was originally called 3,000 and had a “really heavy” ending.

While audiences are familiar with businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) arriving at Vivian’s apartment to declare his love minutes before she’s due to leave Los Angeles, producers at the small film studio that initially had Pretty Woman wanted Edward to take a very different approach to his relationship.

“(Edward) threw her out of the car, threw the money on top of her, as memory serves, and just drove away, leaving her in some dirty alley,” said Julia. “I got the part in 3,000. I love that you’re asking me this question, but I had no business being in a movie like that. This small movie company folded over the weekend, and by Monday, I didn’t have a job.”

With all of the drama, Julia felt sure her dream role would never see the light of day.

However, one of the original producers continued to champion the project, with the movie ending up at Disney and in the hands of director Garry Marshall.

“I thought, ‘Went to Disney? Are they going to animate it?'” the 51-year-old remembered. “Garry Marshall came on, and because he’s a great human being, he felt it would only be fair to meet me, since I had this job for three days and lost it. And they changed the whole thing. And it became more something that is in my wheelhouse.”

During the conversation, Patricia also noted that she has a “fantasy of recasting” Julia in the original 3,000 script, and is adamant the star “could even do it now”.

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Diane von Furstenberg reflects on friendship with ‘provocative’ Karl Lagerfeld

Diane von Furstenberg has reflected on her friendship with “provocative” designer Karl Lagerfeld.The Belgian designer was one of the first to pay tribute when it was announced that the German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake b…

Diane von Furstenberg has reflected on her friendship with “provocative” designer Karl Lagerfeld.

The Belgian designer was one of the first to pay tribute when it was announced that the German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, had died at the age of 85 last month (Feb19) after suffering from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Speaking about Lagerfeld during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday night (07Mar19), Diane joked that she had known the fashion star over the course of his various transformations.

“I’ve known him through the years. I’ve known him really fat and then I’ve known him really skinny. And then I’ve known him in Louis XIV kind of decor and then in a very modern one,” the 72-year-old said, before becoming emotional and taking a long pause. “But whatever it is, he’s very, very smart, very, very funny, provocative, and (he’ll be missed).”

In addition, host Andy asked fellow guest Julianne Moore about her favourite memories of Lagerfeld. The Oscar-winning actress recalled a time when the designer invited her to a Chanel show and they ended up having a wonderful lunch together.

“He brought me over to see the shows, to the Chanel show, and I went and had lunch at his house, and he sat next to me and talked the entire time. And when he left, he goes to me, ‘Wasn’t that nice, we never once talked about dresses!'” the star recalled. “And it’s true, he didn’t. He talked about everything. And he was such a wonderful, entertaining, loving person.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Diane opened up about a wide range of topics, including the upcoming The DVF Awards, her interactions with Andy Warhol in the early ’70s, and her brief fling with actor Richard Gere.

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Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer to star in film about opioid crisis

Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer are to headline opioids thriller Dreamland.The Hollywood stars have signed on to star in director Nicholas Jarecki’s latest project, according to Deadline, with the shoot already underway in Detroit and Montreal.Few details…

Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer are to headline opioids thriller Dreamland.

The Hollywood stars have signed on to star in director Nicholas Jarecki’s latest project, according to Deadline, with the shoot already underway in Detroit and Montreal.

Few details about the plot of Dreamland have been made available, though the story is believed to focus on three narrative threads involving a drug trafficker smuggling opioids between the U.S. and Canada, an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction, as well as a university professor investigating links between the drug company he is employed by and the government.

It is unclear what roles Oldman and Hammer will take on in the film. Ant-Man and the Wasp star Evangeline Lilly and German actress Veronica Ferres will also have key parts.

“The devastating impact of the opioid crisis reaches all corners of society,” said Jarecki in a statement. “Gary, Armie, and Evangeline are the perfect performers to bring the human face of this epidemic to audiences everywhere.”

Jarecki will direct from his own script. The project is his largest since his 2010 drama-thriller Arbitrage, which saw lead actor Richard Gere receive a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. The filmmaker has also written and directed 2009 short The Weight and 2005 documentary The Outsider.

Meanwhile, Oldman is currently working on a string of films, including The Woman in the Window, The Laundromat, and Killers Anonymous. He won the 2018 Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work as Winston Churchill in 2017 war drama Darkest Hour.

Hammer has a number of projects lined-up too, and was most recently appeared in Hotel Mumbai and in On the Basis of Sex. He is attached to appear as Simon Doyle in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Death on the Nile, also starring Gal Gadot and Jodie Comer.

A release date for Dreamland has not yet been announced.

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