Artist suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over heart design in clothing collection

An artist is suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over a heart design used in their clothing collaboration.Last year, the talk show host joined forces with the U.S. retail giant to launch EV1, a 60-piece collection featuring T-shirts, bomber jackets, jean…

An artist is suing Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart over a heart design used in their clothing collaboration.

Last year, the talk show host joined forces with the U.S. retail giant to launch EV1, a 60-piece collection featuring T-shirts, bomber jackets, jeans, leisurewear, bags, and footwear, all priced under $30 (£25).

New York-based street artist Julian Rivera filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Walmart bosses and DeGeneres on Monday and claimed his “love” design was copied without permission on several items of clothing from the EV1 collection.

According to documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Rivera said he has “diligently controlled distribution of his work in order to protect his reputation”, and alleged that people may think he has falsely struck up a deal with Walmart.

“People who recognised his design in the EV1 Collection would have concluded that Rivera ‘sold out,’ diminishing the value of his work and reputation,” his attorney Jeffrey Gluck wrote in the complaint.

Rivera sent a cease and desist letter to Walmart bosses in May, and earlier this month the retail giant’s lawyers “asserted that it had not copied the Design, that its own graphic was quite different, and that the Design was only minimally creative.”

The artist is suing for copyright infringement and unfair competition and is seeking an unknown amount of monetary damages. He also wants any pieces of clothing featuring his artwork to be recalled.

A Walmart spokesman said to The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Tuesday that they “respect the intellectual property rights of others” and will “respond appropriately with the court”.

A representative for DeGeneres has yet to comment.

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Leonardo DiCaprio despised Once Upon a Time in Hollywood moustache

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside hi…

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), try to revive their careers in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Some scenes in the feature required DiCaprio to sport a pretend moustache for a part in a Western-themed show and later on in a Spaghetti Western, but according to make-up artist Sian Grigg, the actor struggled with the look.

“The moustache drove Leo mad, because I had to leave it really long and it always went in his mouth,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was so hot out and the moustache kept going in his mouth, and he’d be spitting it out. He did the same thing in the scene as they filmed ‘off camera’ when he was supposed to be losing it a bit. It made us laugh as he kept spitting it out and the wig was quite long as well.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Grigg explained that she used WM Creations glue, a professional product used to apply facial pieces, to attach the moustache.

And the make-up expert insisted that DiCaprio’s moustache was meant to appear fake, as means of keeping in line with the setting of the flick.

“It was meant to look phony because they didn’t have good materials back then like we do now,” commented Grigg. “We were copying the style of films shot in that period and also covering Leo’s character up to look different and unrecognisable, which in the movie he’s not used to.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, and Al Pacino, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.

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Leonardo DiCaprio despised Once Upon a Time in Hollywood moustache

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside hi…

Leonardo DiCaprio kept “spitting out” his fake moustache during the filming of his new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

In Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated feature, the Oscar winner takes on the part of Rick Dalton, a TV star, who, alongside his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), try to revive their careers in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Some scenes in the feature required DiCaprio to sport a pretend moustache for a part in a Western-themed show and later on in a Spaghetti Western, but according to make-up artist Sian Grigg, the actor struggled with the look.

“The moustache drove Leo mad, because I had to leave it really long and it always went in his mouth,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was so hot out and the moustache kept going in his mouth, and he’d be spitting it out. He did the same thing in the scene as they filmed ‘off camera’ when he was supposed to be losing it a bit. It made us laugh as he kept spitting it out and the wig was quite long as well.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Grigg explained that she used WM Creations glue, a professional product used to apply facial pieces, to attach the moustache.

And the make-up expert insisted that DiCaprio’s moustache was meant to appear fake, as means of keeping in line with the setting of the flick.

“It was meant to look phony because they didn’t have good materials back then like we do now,” commented Grigg. “We were copying the style of films shot in that period and also covering Leo’s character up to look different and unrecognisable, which in the movie he’s not used to.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, and Al Pacino, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.

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Andy Muschietti in talks to direct The Flash movie

It filmmaker Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the long-gestating movie adaptation of The Flash. Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had initially signed on as co-writers and moviemakers for the DC Comics proje…

It filmmaker Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the long-gestating movie adaptation of The Flash.

Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had initially signed on as co-writers and moviemakers for the DC Comics project in January 2018, but creative differences between the pair and leading man Ezra Miller are said to have delayed their progress, and they subsequently decided to walk away.

Now, Muschietti has emerged as Warner Bros. officials’ top choice to take charge of the film, which has been in development since 2014, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

If he signs on, his sister and business partner Barbara Muschietti will join as a producer.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith was once attached to directed the project but exited in 2016 only to be replaced by Dope scribe Rick Famuyiwa, who ultimately left the action film as well.

Meanwhile, studio bosses have chosen not to move forward with the script turned in by Miller and legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison following the actor’s disagreements with Daley and Goldstein’s light-hearted take on the speedy superhero.

Despite the news, Miller, who is said to have preferred a “darker” approach to the storyline, currently remains attached to reprise his role as the titular character, which he debuted in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson is now being eyed to revamp the script, with production expected to begin early next year.

In addition to the It films, Muschietti directed 2013’s Mama, featuring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He reunited with Chastain on It: Chapter Two, which is due to hit cinemas in September.

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Jeremy Scott has filmmaking ambitions

Jeremy Scott could soon be doing a Tom Ford and stepping behind the camera to direct a movie.The Moschino head shared his filmmaking dreams in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter after unveiling a new line influenced by monster movies.Asked if he had an…

Jeremy Scott could soon be doing a Tom Ford and stepping behind the camera to direct a movie.

The Moschino head shared his filmmaking dreams in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter after unveiling a new line influenced by monster movies.

Asked if he had any ambitions to become a director after he worked closely with Universal on his horror-imbued line, he exclaimed: “I would love to! We are in Hollywood, aren’t we?”

Revealing the idea for his latest Moschino collection came about after he went on a private Universal Studios tour at the Hollywood theme park, Jeremy decided to pay homage to some of Universal’s most memorable monster movies, like Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon. He also drew on films like King Kong, modern horror Scream, and ’80s classic The Shining.

Items from the 2020 men’s and women’s line include a Casper the Friendly Ghost T-shirt, jeans printed with Frankenstein stitches, a Dracula cape, a white tulle dress reminiscent of an Egyptian mummy’s bandages and a pleated white dress teamed with an oversized black gorilla hand which doubles as a cape.

“I love all these different types of horror in Hollywood cinema; I eat it all up!” Jeremy said, adding how the idea first came to him.

“I saw this idyllic, beautiful street (at Universal Studios) and it inspired me. I thought, ‘Something sinister’s going to happen here’ and I started designing the collection. And that’s when I started going around the Halloween theme. Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon all originated here at Universal so I wanted to do an homage to them. A little spooky couture! And I thought about kids trick-or-treating. Some things are more sinister, some are more playful. That’s the thing about Halloween. Everything goes!”

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Jennifer Lopez’s costume designer always ensures she ‘shines like a diamond’

Jennifer Lopez’s longtime stylist Rob Zangardi is determined for her to shine “like a diamond” during the It’s My Party tour.Jennifer kicked off her gigs in Los Angeles at the beginning of June and will be ending her trek in Russia on 11 August. Rob pi…

Jennifer Lopez’s longtime stylist Rob Zangardi is determined for her to shine “like a diamond” during the It’s My Party tour.

Jennifer kicked off her gigs in Los Angeles at the beginning of June and will be ending her trek in Russia on 11 August.

Rob pieced together the 19 costumes the On the Floor hitmaker wears during the show, as well as the 176 outfits for her dancers.

“Sparkle is incredibly effective for a big show like Jennifer’s,” Rob explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “On stage, things translate so differently. When you have an intimate setting or a smaller venue, it’s important to see the artist’s face, what they’re doing and not distract too much with the costumes. But when you’re performing for 20,000 people in an arena, the people way in the back need to see you and nothing’s more exciting than seeing J.Lo shining like a diamond onstage.

“And that’s a J.Lo staple. Jennifer has always loved the sparkle, the jewellery and the more-is-more mentality – for everything that she does.”

Explaining how involved Jennifer is when it comes to her stage costumes, Rob shared that together they put together mood boards based on the 49-year-old star’s idea for each section with colour palettes and an overall vibe.

The next stage saw Rob reach out to the designers who suit the different ideas. Versace, Guess, Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, Balenciaga and Marchesa are among the big-name fashion houses who contributed to Jennifer’s tour wardrobe.

“(We approach designers) who we have relationships with or who Jennifer wants to make sure are in the show. One of them always is Versace, so we’ll reach out to their team and give them the concept,” Rob added.

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Nancy Meyers insists obsession with her movie kitchens is sexist

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all …

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.

The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all featuring in the mise-en-scene of 1998’s The Parent Trap, 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give, and 2009’s It’s Complicated.

However, in a recent interview with Mindy Kaling at the 2019 Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, Meyers noted how she finds the conversation about her backdrops to be a “cheap shot”.

“I don’t love when a critic or journalist will pick up on that aspect, because they are missing the boat and they are missing why (the movie) works,” she stated, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, before going on to insist that critics are less likely to make comments about kitchens in films made by male directors. “It is a cheap shot… It’s never done to male directors who make gorgeous-looking movies, where the leads live in a great house. It’s never brought up. With me, it’s an easy thing to go after, but I am not going to change it.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Meyers and Late Night writer-actress Kaling also discussed what is like to write for big stars, the development of modern comedy and studio marketing.

And while The Holiday director still keeps tabs on what is happening in the industry, she confirmed she has no projects in the pipeline.

“I am taking a break,” the 69-year-old said. “The business has changed in a way that is somewhat unrecognisable to me. I am not sure how much I want to do it.”

Meyers’ last major film, The Intern – starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro – was released in 2015. Meanwhile, Kaling’s Late Night, featuring Emma Thompson, is now showing in cinemas.

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Brian Tyree Henry linked to A Quiet Place 2

Brian Tyree Henry is in talks to join A Quiet Place 2.The film is a sequel to 2018 film A Quiet Place, directed, written and starring John Krasinski, which was a box office smash and even landed an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Editing…

Brian Tyree Henry is in talks to join A Quiet Place 2.

The film is a sequel to 2018 film A Quiet Place, directed, written and starring John Krasinski, which was a box office smash and even landed an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Editing.

A follow up is now in the works, with stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe all returning to their roles as the Abbott family, who must survive in silence in a post-apocalyptic world where monsters hunt by sound.

Atlanta star Brian looks set to join the cast, along with Cillian Murphy, who’s been cast as “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Krasinski will once again direct his wife Blunt and is also co-writing the script with his original collaborators Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.

A summer shoot is being lined up, with a release date slated for March 2020.

Talking about the success of the first film, which landed Blunt her first Screen Actors Guild Award win for Best Supporting Actress, Krasinski credited deaf actress Simmonds, 16, with helping to make the horror extra special.

“In my first call to (studio bosses at) Paramount, I said, ‘I have to cast a deaf actress for all the reasons, not just the obvious one, to get an organic performance,'” John explained at the Deadline The Contenders London event. “But also, I wanted a partner in crime. I wanted her to walk me through her life. To say she is special is an understatement. We believe she’s an angel.”

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Patricia Arquette was asked to lose weight for Medium role

Patricia Arquette has recalled how outraged she was when producers of her hit TV series Medium told her to lose a few pounds.The actress, who won an Emmy for the series during its 2005 to 2011 run, found herself in a heated debate when she refused to d…

Patricia Arquette has recalled how outraged she was when producers of her hit TV series Medium told her to lose a few pounds.

The actress, who won an Emmy for the series during its 2005 to 2011 run, found herself in a heated debate when she refused to diet for the crime drama.

“I had an argument with one of the producers on Medium, who told me I should lose weight,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was like, ‘This lady is a mother, she’s married, she’s got three kids. No’. But there’s that expectation… of looking a certain way. Like, ‘OK, you could be 40, but you’ve got to be a 40 who looks 30.'”

The experience is part of why her role in last year’s award-winning HBO series Escape at Dannemora was so liberating.

In it, she played real-life prison worker Joyce ‘Tilly’ Mitchell, who had affairs with convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt, as played by Paul Dano and Benicio Del Toro, and then helped them escape from prison.

“I really wanted to do these love scenes and I’m going to gain a bunch of weight and my boobs are going to be giant, and my stomach…,” Patricia said. “This is the first love scene where I’m not wearing any body make-up and I don’t care that it’s high-def. It’s all a nightmare, but not really.”

The part won the 51-year-old her second Golden Globe, and during her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony in January, Patricia joked about the prosthetic teeth she had to sport for the part.

“How many f**ked up teeth does a person need? I was born with f**ked up teeth!” she told the cheering audience.

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Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns movie gets release date

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway. Now, the movie – based o…

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.

The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway.

Now, the movie – based on the Funny or Die low-budget talk show series – will be released on 20 September.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at the FYSEE Event for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.

The movie will document Galifianakis and his crew as they take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation, after the actor is humiliated by Will Ferrell.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of Between Two Ferns, will helm the movie alongside Galifianakis.

However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which the host chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

Galifianakis often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics contain deliberate comedic errors.

Casting is billed as “celebrities you’ve heard of,” but no one was confirmed in the latest announcement.

Yet, editors at The Hollywood Reporter indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

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