Renee Zellweger wows in baby blue gown at 2020 Golden Globes

Renee Zellweger stood out from the crowd in a baby blue gown at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The actress collected the prize for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s fi…

Renee Zellweger stood out from the crowd in a baby blue gown at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The actress collected the prize for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s film Judy at the awards ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Renee made a rare red carpet appearance for the event and certainly turned heads in a strapless dress with crystal detailing on the bodice custom-made for her by the designers at Armani Prive. The 50-year-old’s ensemble was put together by Petra Flannery, with the stylist completing the look with shoes from Jimmy Choo and David Webb jewellery.

“Armani exemplifies Hollywood glamour, yet always adopts a modern approach to dressing,” Flannery told British Vogue of working with the team at the Italian fashion house. “The shapes are often sleek and statuesque. This dress in particular exudes these qualities with its column silhouette and half-moon curvature at the top. The polished and graceful details mirror Renee’s style.”

Among the other celebrities to wear blue on the night was Glenn Close, who sported a navy velvet outfit from Armani Prive along with Cartier earrings, Shailene Woodley, who wore a blue and black sequin Balmain gown, and Sacha Baron Cohen, who donned an electric blue Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.

Meanwhile, the other major fashion trend for the bash was red outfits. Nicole Kidman wowed in a strapless crimson Atelier Versace gown, Scarlett Johansson chose a bright red dress with plunging neckline from Vera Wang, Olivia Coleman wore a red dress with dramatic sleeves from Emilia Wickstead, and Lauren Graham donned a fiery one-shoulder look from Azzi & Osta.

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Laura Dern: ‘Younger men find older women sexy’

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age …

Laura Dern wants older women to know that younger men still find them sexy.

The Big Little Lies star has opened up on style and beauty in an interview with InStyle magazine and revealed that she’s still lusted after by the younger generation at the age of 52.

“There is an American female myth that younger men don’t find older women sexy. That is a myth. Take it from me!” Dern laughed.

The actress is reportedly single after divorcing musician Ben Harper in 2013.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Dern said she and her Big Little Lies co-stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley, all share beauty tips and treatments while at work on the HBO show.

“We talked a lot about skin care. Reese and I even share a facialist. It’s a group of women working together for months, and we all want to take care of our skin and have tried different fads,” she explained. “Zoe turned me on to a face mist that was so beautiful. And I’m always looking for organic makeup and companies that are doing good things for the planet, which Shailene knows all about.”

And as for the vital piece of advice that she gave her co-stars? Take a bath.

“The one tip I bring to all of my friendships is that baths are the ultimate game changer,” the actress stated. “If I’m at a hotel and have eight minutes before I have to run somewhere, I’m in a warm bath with lavender. It’s my meditation and can totally change my energy.”

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Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley to star in romantic drama

Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley are teaming up for a new romantic drama.The duo will star in and produce The Last Letter from Your Lover, which is based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes, according to editors at Variety. Actress and director …

Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley are teaming up for a new romantic drama.

The duo will star in and produce The Last Letter from Your Lover, which is based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes, according to editors at Variety.

Actress and director Augustine Frizzell will helm the love story, which follows journalist Ellie, played by Jones, who uncovers a series of love letters that document the romance in the 1960s between two star-crossed lovers.

Woodley will play Jennifer Stirling, who writes about her affair with Anthony O’Hare, played by Callum Turner, in the letters.

Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan, and Ncuti Gatwa will also appear in the movie, which will begin shooting in Mallorca, Spain on 14 October. Production will later move to the U.K.

Moyes’s novel was first published in 2010, and has sold more than three million copies, and been translated into 33 languages.

Pete Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss are producing, with leading ladies Jones and Woodley serving as executive producers.

The 35-year-old will next be seen alongside Eddie Redmayne in historical drama The Aeronauts, and has landed a role in George Clooney’s sci-fi epic Good Morning, Midnight, set to be released next year.

Golden Globe-nominated actress Woodley recently finished a star turn in the second season of the hit HBO show, Big Little Lies.

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Jamie Dornan joins Kristen Wiig’s comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, w…

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, where they quickly become inadvertently involved in a villain’s plot to kill everyone in the California town.

Wiig and her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo will play Barb and Star, while Dornan will portray Edgar, a lovelorn spy who gets caught between the forces of good and evil.

The leading ladies also wrote the script, and enlisted Josh Greenbaum as director, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum serving as producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 37-year-old has yet to flex his comedy muscles, and is best known for his dark and moody characters, such as serial killer Paul Spector in BBC drama The Fall, brooding S&M enthusiast Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and photographer Paul Conroy in war biopic A Private War.

Dornan will next be seen later this year alongside Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan in the untitled Drake Doremus project, and is set to star in sci-fi thriller Synchronic, opposite Anthony Mackie.

News of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar was announced in April, and representatives for studio Lionsgate said they were “honoured” to be behind Wiig and Mumolo’s upcoming comedy.

“Their projects offer a rare combination of big laughs, big heart and female empowerment that everyone will love – men and women, young and old,” Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane said in a statement.

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Jada Pinkett Smith to receive Trailblazer honour at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith will be honoured with the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Bad Moms actress will receive the honour, which is bestowed upon “game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment,” from her G…

Jada Pinkett Smith will be honoured with the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The Bad Moms actress will receive the honour, which is bestowed upon “game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment,” from her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish at the ceremony.

“Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout,” said Amy Doyle, general manager of MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, in a statement. “She is the epitome of someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Trailblazer Award.”

The Red Table Talk show host, who can soon be seen playing an FBI agent in Angel Has Fallen in August, will follow in the footsteps of previous honourees which include Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson and Emma Stone, and most recently, screenwriter/actress Lena Waithe.

The big nominees going into the ceremony are Avengers: Endgame, Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG and TV show Game of Thrones, with four each. Endgame leads the nominees for Best Movie, which also includes BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Us, while the contenders for Best Show, alongside Game of Thrones, include Big Mouth, The Haunting of Hill House, Riverdale, and Schitt’s Creek.

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be hosted by Shazam! actor Zachary Levi at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on 17 June. Singer Lizzo and rapper/producer Bazzi will perform at the ceremony.

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Shailene Woodley to star in thriller Misanthrope

Shailene Woodley has been cast in the starring role in serial killer thriller Misanthrope. The film will follow a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to track down a murderer, and the Big Little Lies actress has been given the starr…

Shailene Woodley has been cast in the starring role in serial killer thriller Misanthrope.

The film will follow a talented but troubled cop who is recruited by the FBI to track down a murderer, and the Big Little Lies actress has been given the starring role.

“Screenplays like Misanthrope, that are this well executed both in theme and tone, are rare to come by with a director like Damian behind the wheel,” Woodley told Variety. “I have complete trust we will create something that will have a profound impact on cinema and will resonate with audiences, especially given the times we are living in right now. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this team.”

The film will be directed by Wild Tales filmmaker Damian Szifron from the screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Wakeham.

“I’m privileged to be working with an actress as talented and inspiring as Shailene Woodley, this incredible producing team, and the support of FilmNation,” Szifron added. “Misanthrope will deliver the kind of cinematic experience that made me a filmmaker and I can’t wait to share it with audiences all over the world.”

Both Woodley and Szifron will attend a presentation hosted by executives at FilmNation Entertainment for buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on 14 May (19). FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder and Stuart Manashil will produce alongside Woodley.

Additional casting is currently underway, with a view to begin filming in Atlanta, Georgia later this year.

Woodley will soon be seen on TV screens reprising her role of Jane Chapman in the second series of Big Little Lies, which returns in June. She recently wrapped production on director Drake Doremus’ drama No No No, Yes and will soon be recording the title voice role for children’s animation Arkie.

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Dior collaborates with African artists for cruise 2020 line

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Ap…

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.

The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Apr19), with celebrities in attendance including Karlie Kloss, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, and the Haim sisters.

Entitled Common Ground, the show was influenced by an excerpt from philosopher Naomi Zack’s 2005 book, Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality, and celebrated a “common ground for women and culture across territories”.

“Maria Grazia Chiuri has always had her heart set on establishing creative exchanges with African cultures,” a Dior representative said in a statement. “With this collection, she sought to dialogue with the real and imagined landscape of Morocco, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa, as a dream destination for artists, poets, writers and eternal adventurers.”

Accordingly, Chiuri consulted with French anthropologist Anne Grosfilley on African wax fabrics and the techniques that make the intricate patterns, while the Italian designer also worked with Moroccan craftswomen on the set design, which included bonfires and pools filled with floating candles.

Famed South African shirtmaker Pathe Oueedraogo, aka Pathe’O, made a shirt which paid homage to late President Nelson Mandela, and milliner Stephen Jones teamed with Daniella Osemadewa and Martine Henry on pan-African headpieces and turbans.

In addition, British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner and African-American artist Mickalene Thomas offered up their interpretations of Dior’s classic Bar Jacket and New Look skirt. Other highlights of the collection included off-the-shoulder patterned dresses and leather belts with the Dior logo on the front, while the presentation concluded with a line-up of red carpet-ready gowns, including a black number with a sweetheart neckline and fringed hemline.

The show marked the first time Dior has shown in the North African nation in spite of the fashion house’s long-held ties to Morocco, with former couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who helmed the label in the ‘50s, considering the country his second home. In 2017, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened in Marrakech.

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Sam Claflin cast in Charlie’s Angels

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.The actor is starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, who will play the famous trio, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who is also directing and producing the project. T…

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The actor is starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, who will play the famous trio, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who is also directing and producing the project. This will not be the first collaboration between Claflin and the Pitch Perfect star, as the pair previously worked together on three of the four films from The Hunger Games film series, and Elizabeth was delighted to have her former co-star on board.

“Welcome @samclaflin (heart eye emoji) #EffieApproves,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (02Oct18), referring to her Hunger Games character Effie Trinket.

News of the 32-year-old’s casting was first reported by Variety, though the publication shared no details regarding the specific role he is taking on. Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou and Luis Gerardo Mendez have also bagged parts in the movie, which is scheduled for release in September 2019 by Columbia Pictures.

The Charlie’s Angels script comes courtesy of Banks and British screenwriter Jay Bassu – who has recently written the screenplay of Claire Foy’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web which hits cinemas in November (18). Their story is based on an earlier version by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas, and will reportedly focus on the next generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie, following the Charles Townsend Detective Agency’s global expansion, meaning the organisation now provides security and intelligence services to a wide variety of private clients.

Claflin recently played one half of a couple stranded in the Pacific Ocean in Adrift, starring opposite Shailene Woodley, and also landed a role in Australian period thriller The Nightingale. His other projects currently in post-production include British crime thriller The Corrupted with Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville, while he is also lending his voice to animated picture Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs.

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Sam Claflin heaps praise on ‘loveable’ Shailene Woodley

Sam Claflin found it easy to act in love with his Adrift co-star Shailene Woodley.Adrift recounts the true tale of sailors Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, who set off on a sea voyage that ended with them sailing into the eye of a hurricane.Director Balt…

Sam Claflin found it easy to act in love with his Adrift co-star Shailene Woodley.

Adrift recounts the true tale of sailors Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, who set off on a sea voyage that ended with them sailing into the eye of a hurricane.

Director Baltasar Kormakur, whose previous movies include Everest and The Deep, is known for shooting on location wherever possible, so Sam, Shailene and the rest of the crew spent a lot of time on the open sea.

“There was such an ease and a comfort between us and an immediate warmth. Because we shot 90 per cent of this on the ocean and felt everything, there was very little acting required,” Sam said, reports Cover Media.

“When you genuinely care for someone, and I did for Shailene, it’s hard not to get to know them – you’re forced to as you’re on top of each other for three months. You have to like them – but it wasn’t hard to care for her, and it wasn’t hard to cry or feel when she was crying. I find it easy to pretend to be in love with someone who is easily loveable.”

American actress Shailene has been just as complimentary about her English co-star, recently telling E! News that the pair laughed and cried a lot together, while praising Sam’s positive attitude.

“This whole process was as beautiful as it was taxing, but every time that he would show up with a big smile on his face and not complain at hour 16, or not complain when we were seasick, or not complain when something went awry, not only did it inspire me but it inspired the whole crew to stand up and work harder,” she smiled.

Adrift is in cinemas now.

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Baltasar Kormakur wants Adrift audience to fear shark attack

Director Baltasar Kormakur has added suspense to his new movie Adrift by including shots designed to make audiences fearful of a shark attack. The Icelandic director’s film tells the real-life story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, two lovers who fin…

Director Baltasar Kormakur has added suspense to his new movie Adrift by including shots designed to make audiences fearful of a shark attack.

The Icelandic director’s film tells the real-life story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, two lovers who find themselves adrift in the Pacific Ocean after their sailing boat is struck by a hurricane.

Kormakur, who was once a competitive sailor himself, was determined to stay true to the story, but included shots that implied Tami and Richard might be attacked to recreate the fear of being out in the open ocean.

“Throwing a shark into the story, for example, would have no integrity because there wasn’t a shark in the story,” he said at a Q&A following a screening of the film in London. “Making you feel like there might be a shark around, is still in the framework for me, because that’s what you feel when you get in the ocean – what is underneath you?”

The film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as the main characters, and the real-life Tami visited the set to check on cast and crew. At one point, she even burst into tears as Claflin’s portrayal of Richard, as he was so convincing.

“She says I embodied him in a way I didn’t realise I could,” the actor explained. “And all have said there are a lot of similarities. All I wanted to do was embody an essence of him, and knowing that we did that, and we had her blessing and that she was there and thought we were doing a good job.”

The 32-year-old added that portraying Richard and Tami’s relationship was made easier by his friendship with Woodley.

“When you genuinely care for someone, and I did for Shailene, it’s hard not to get to know them – you’re forced to as you’re on top of each other for three months,” he said. “You have to like them – but wasn’t hard to care for her, and it wasn’t hard to cry or feel when she was crying. I find it easy to pretend to be in love with someone who is easily lovable.”

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