Independent Spirit Award nominations: Julianne, Tilda & no Tom Hiddleston?!

wenn20388469

Wow, the Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominations early! I forget if they’ve always announced the noms this early or if this is a new thing. I feel like we’ve usually gotten the Golden Globe nominations before the Spirit nominations. Anyway, I’m not going to do the full list, I’m just going to cover the big categories – you can see the full list here. Here you go:

Best Feature:
Birdman, Boyhood, Love Is Strange, Selma and Whiplash

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Best Female Lead
Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Male Lead
André Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
David Oyelowo, Selma

Best Supporting Female
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Supporting Male
Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Alfred Molina, Love is Strange
Edward Norton, Birdman
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

[From E! News]

It’s interesting to see which films and which actors got recognized, and extrapoliating from that information. Like, JK Simmons was nominated for Whiplash, and many believe he’ll be a major contender for the Oscar too. Whiplash got several nominations… but nothing for Miles Teller. Because the world is a just place!!! Seriously, though – Miles’ performance in Whiplash was critically acclaimed, so it might have come down to the sheer fact that Miles is kind of a d-bag.

What else… indie people love all things Tilda Swinton, so of course they would recognize her performance as a vampire. But no love for Tom Hiddleston?! NOOOO!!!! It’s also great to see Tilda, Julianne and Jenny Slate on the Female Lead list and NO Jennifer Aniston. Poor Aniston. And yes, I think Julianne is going to probably win #AllTheAwards this year. It’s her year!

Lots of love for Birdman, no surprise there. I’m glad to see Emma Stone and Michael Keaton get recognition. I’m surprised to see so much love for Selma already, because barely anyone has seen that film yet. The cast hasn’t even started promoting it! And yes, lots of love for Boyhood. I still haven’t seen it but I really want to. I would love it if Ethan Hawke got another Oscar nomination this year.

wenn21746751

wenn21938673

wenn21929017

Photos courtesy of WENN.

wenn20385029
wenn20388469
wenn21746751
wenn21831697
wenn21929017
wenn21938673

Continue reading here:
Independent Spirit Award nominations: Julianne, Tilda & no Tom Hiddleston?!

Share

Angelina Jolie took Shiloh & Zahara to a NYC art-supply store: adorable?

FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592004

What is more righteous: Angelina Jolie’s amazing black boots or Zahara’s star-covered jeans? Some days, I really wish Zahara would just take over as her mom’s stylist because I think Zahara probably has the best style of all the Jolie-Pitts, and yes, I’m including Brad in there too. I totally want Zahara’s jeans. I wonder if they make star-covered jeans for adults? If not, they totally should.

These are some assorted photos of Angelina out with Shiloh and Zahara on Friday (they were coming out of Lee’s Art Store in NYC), plus some photos of Angelina solo, going into the Paley Center. The Paley Center outing for press for Unbroken. I guess Angelina had the afternoon free to take her two older girls out to the art supply store.

I’ve always enjoyed Zahara and Shiloh’s relationship. They seem like especially tight sisters, probably because they’re relatively close in age. Shiloh is just a year and a half younger than Z. And even then, you can tell that Shiloh is already an inch or two taller than Z – Shiloh’s going to be a very willowy teenager, I bet. And I bet Z will always be petite. Shiloh’s shaggy Dorothy Hamill hairstyle is still amazing.

By the way, everybody has been talking about Angelina’s statements during her DuJour Magazine interview, where she basically said she’s going to quit acting. She issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly where she was like “I’m not quitting… yet.” I tend to think that she’s in transition right now, deciding if she’s going to follow through on some long-gestating acting projects, plus she’s waiting to see how Unbroken is received. But… she’s talked about quitting acting for a while now. She really doesn’t want to do much acting anymore, that I believe.

FFN_Jolie_Ang_MIT_112114_51591619

FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592002

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

FFN_Jolie_Ang_MIT_112114_51591604
FFN_Jolie_Ang_MIT_112114_51591619
FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51591997
FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592000
FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592002
FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592004
FFN_Jolie_Angelina_AAR_112114_51592005
wenn21950394

Read the original here:
Angelina Jolie took Shiloh & Zahara to a NYC art-supply store: adorable?

Share

FKA Twigs insists she’s ‘not thirsty’, gets pap’d in LA with Robert Pattinson

FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592035

Here are some super-cute photos of Robert Pattinson out with his girlfriend of three months (?) FKA Twigs. They are adorable!!! It looks like they maybe worked out together and then got some iced coffee or smoothies or something. Sparkles is making faces in half the photos because (I think) he doesn’t like the taste of one of the drinks. Twigs definitely looks post-workout, but I might be wrong. Maybe this is just their low-key, loved-up-in-LA look. And check out Sparkles acting saucy by grabbing Twigs’ butt in full view of the paps. It honestly doesn’t look like a “I can’t wait to really grab your butt in private” kind of grab. It looks more like Sparkles touched it for a second with his fingertips and said “HONK!”

Anyway, Twigs has a new interview with Rolling Stone. She talks about Rob a little bit and their relationship and her newfound tabloid fame/Twihard infamy. You can read the full piece here. Here are my favorite parts:

The hate-tweets she got for dating Rob: “It was all this crazy, racist abuse out of nowhere. But if you’re an artist, you have to use everything to your advantage, even the pain.”

Growing up in rural Gloucestershire, England: “It was boring and it was beautiful. You’re running in fields, you’re outside, you’re imaginative – but there’s also nothing to do, and when you get to be a teenager, sometimes you kind of lose touch with nature, like I did. You become so trapped in yourself.”

Working as a background dancer in music videos: “As more time goes on, I realize how much I hated it. If I didn’t connect with it creatively, sometimes it would be a bit like, ‘Ugh, why am I doing this?’ Like a tiny cog in a wheel. But at the time I was very grateful – I’d do a music video and make £200 from it. It would have taken me a week and a half to make that doing four jobs.”

She doesn’t care about fame: “I don’t want to be in front of the camera forever,” she says, mentioning dreams of scoring films or directing videos for other artists instead. “I’m not thirsty. I’m not a pop star. I don’t want to reign over all forever.” She is firm on this point: “I don’t want to be famous!” she adds. “It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It’s just not me. I’m the happiest when I’m in the studio, not on a beauty parade.”

She’s not a cute little girl: “I love feeling dark. The whole of my life, when people are getting to know me, they’re like, ‘You’re so cute!’ But how I look is not how I am. If you’re going to get to know me on the body that God gave me, then you’re going to get a shock at some point. I look like an anime character, but inside, I feel like a warrior. Like a female mother-earth warrior in a tribe in Africa or a rainforest that we haven’t discovered yet. I feel like I’m really quiet and really tall, six foot, and when I scream, all the leaves rustle and I can throw spears. I have all these big scars all over my face from where jungle animals have tried to fight me, but I’ve won. I’ve had loads of children, so my bones are strong, but my skin is all weathered. That’s how I feel. I was just put in a manga character by accident.”

[From Rolling Stone]

Do you believe her when she says she’s not thirsty? I don’t think she’s thirsty in, like, a Lady Gaga way. Twigs strikes me as a control-freak artist, someone who will abandon a project if she doesn’t get to do it her way. Someone more concerned about doing it her way than just being famous for whatever. But I wonder how that translates to her private life. Oh, and she mentions how she’s reading a lot of Anaïs Nin these days. Damn… Sparkles is probably enjoying that. *BUTT HONK*

FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592036

FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592048

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592024
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592026
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592027
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592035
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592036
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592044
FFN_Pattinson_Robert_EXC_TrickyDFF_112114_51592048

See original here:
FKA Twigs insists she’s ‘not thirsty’, gets pap’d in LA with Robert Pattinson

Share

Kristen Stewart: ‘It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist’

FFN_GG_CampXRayMeet_100714_51551895

Kristen Stewart got pap’d so much in NYC last week, I didn’t even get the chance to use all of the new photos of her. So here’s a hodge-podge of K-Stew pics from the last week. Enjoy! Kristen managed to avoid being pap’d with Nicholas Hoult, even though he came out to her NYFF premiere and after-party – they were reportedly pretty tight at the party, so take that however you want. Kristen also sat down with The Daily Beast for a lengthy interview about Camp X-Ray last week (it was published on Saturday). You can read the full piece here. Most of the conversation is about Gitmo and the politics of Gitmo and terrorism. Kristen also talks about the people who think she cannot act, plus her thoughts on feminism. Some highlights:

Taking two years off, then working with a first-time director on Camp X-Ray: “I’m never really that precious about choosing projects that don’t have every sure element that is a guaranteed good experience and/or success. There’s a lot of risk involved in this job, and it doesn’t bother me… I’ve had experiences that have made me go, ‘Ugh, I have to be careful and make sure that every part is sturdy and that I won’t be let down.’ If I was a director, I would be extremely conscious of my filmography. It says so much about the difference between putting your name on something and owning it instead of being one tiny part of it. Actors get to work all the time. If I make a bad movie every once in a while, I don’t care. I didn’t work after Snow White for about two years, but it’s because a lot of these projects didn’t come together. I’m decisive, but I’m definitely not a planner.”

The criticism that she can’t act: “Honestly, I don’t care. It’s fine. I’m really happy doing what I’m doing. I’m sure there are a ton of people out there who would hate my movies even if they saw all those, just as I’m sure there are people out there who are obsessed with Twilight and say, ‘I watched the series, and she completely let me down, and then I watched every one of her other movies, and I f–kin’ hate her!’ And that’s cool! Just don’t watch my movies.”

Whether she’s politically active: “I don’t want to talk about that s–t at all. Trust me, I’m only asking for it. When it comes time to stand up and affect change, I’m not the type of person to shout from the rooftops. Just because you’re an actor and in the public eye, people think that’s how you must be. But there are other ways to do that. That’s not me.

She’s confused why some young women don’t identify with feminism: “That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? Do you not believe in equality for men and women? I think it’s a response to overly-aggressive types. There are a lot of women who feel persecuted and go on about it, and I sometimes am like, ‘Honestly, just relax, because now you’re going in the other direction.’ Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to. By our nature alone, think about what you’re saying and say it—but don’t scream in people’s faces, because then you’re discrediting us. Relating it to my one little avenue, people say, “If you want to make it in the film industry as a woman, you have to be a bitch.” No, you are going to ruin any chance you have and give us a bad name. It’s the overcompensation to where our generation goes, “Relax,” because it’s been easier for us, and because we don’t have as much of the anger, so it’s like we can’t get behind it and it’s a bit embarrassing. But that being said, it’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.

[From The Daily Beast]

Kristen’s answer on the feminism question is classic Kristen – for most of the answer, I thought she was going off in one direction (the “women need to stop complaining about inequality” direction) and then she does an about-face at the very end with the “of course you should identify with feminism” direction. Can you talk sincerely about feminism if you had a high-profile affair with your married director? I’m honestly asking.

There’s also a somewhat interesting discussion about Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, and how Hardwicke was basically chased out of Hollywood after the failure of Red Riding Hood. Kristen doesn’t defend her former director and champion specifically at all, but she does say that what happened to Hardwicke was “f—ked up” and that women need to “persevere” in the industry to make it.

FFN_FanningStewart_GG_100714_51551831

FFN_Stewart_Kristen_EXC_TeachROS_100714_51551816

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

FFN_FanningStewart_GG_100714_51551831
FFN_GG_CampXRayMeet_100714_51551846
FFN_GG_CampXRayMeet_100714_51551895
FFN_NYFF_CloudsSils_NYC_100814_51553089
FFN_NYFF_CloudsSils_NYC_100814_51553094
FFN_Stewart_Kristen_EXC_TeachROS_100714_51551816

Continued here:
Kristen Stewart: ‘It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist’

Share

Prince William & Kate issue legal threat to photographer Niraj Tanna

wenn21296531

Last week, something unusual happened. Prince William and Duchess Kate’s office made a major fuss over “an individual” who they claimed was “harassing” Prince George. What kind of harassment? They were complaining about a photographer talking photos of George when George was out and about with one of his nannies. This is the statement released by the Buckingham Palace spokesperson:

“The Duke and Duchess have taken legal steps to ask that an individual ceases harassing and following both Prince George and his nanny as they go about their ordinary daily lives,” Buckingham Palace spokesman James Roscoe said in a statement Thursday. “There is reason to suspect that the individual may been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time.”

The photographer, who was seen last week at a London Park following the toddler and his nanny, has been approached several times in the past few years by palace authorities.

“The Duke and Duchess understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit but while he is young, he must be permitted to lead as ordinary a life as possible,” Roscoe said. “No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer whilst their child is playing in a public park or going about their daily activities.”

[From Today]

It was a strange story just at face value because it seemed like Will and Kate were complaining about photos being taken out in public, in a public park, which is just… well, unusual. Of course all royal babies (and all people) have privacy rights, but the whole thing just seemed… odd. Then it got even weirder. The photographer “harassing” George was named, and it’s Ikon Pictures’ photographer Niraj Tanna. Royal conspiracists have always noted the seemingly cozy relationship Tanna has with Kate and the Middleton family in particular, and it’s widely believed by those conspiracists that the Middletons have “set up” photo-ops with Tanna several times when he got weird exclusives. I guess the bloom is off the rose with that relationship though – over the past year, Tanna has been growing increasingly critical of William and Kate. And I guess they’ve noticed. Anyway, Tanna responded:

A photographer who has been accused of “harassing” Prince George by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has denied any wrongdoing will continue to take snaps of the 14-month old. Lawyers for Prince William and Kate Middleton accused two members of the press of intruding on the future king’s personal life as he went about his “ordinary daily” life with his nanny.

Lawyers for Tanna have insisted their client has not done anything wrong and the harassment accusations are “wholly without foundation”. In a seven page letter, Tanna’s lawyers said he was “fully entitled” to photograph Prince George in a public place and will “vigorously contest” any legal action.

It adds: “He will continue to undertake his work with the concerns of the Prince’s parents very much in mind.”

[From The International Business Times]

Interesting. While I don’t doubt that it would creep out any parent if a photographer had their long lens trained on their baby, it does feel like there’s something else at work here. We’ll see.

Oh, and The Mirror claims that IF Kate is feeling up to it, she and William are planning an official trip to New York. I think this would be Kate’s first-ever trip to New York. They’re loosely planning the trip for end of November/beginning of December. I hope they’re able to come. Skip Thanksgiving though and come in the beginning of December!

116949PCN_KateWill50

wenn21568972

Photos courtesy of WENN, PCN, Fame/Flynet.

116949PCN_KateWill50
FFN_Royals_Polo_FLYUK_061514_51451869
wenn21296531
wenn21568972

Read the rest here:
Prince William & Kate issue legal threat to photographer Niraj Tanna

Share

Angelina Jolie set to direct her fourth film, this one about ivory poachers in Kenya

wenn21449588

I suppose any true, card-carrying Brangeloonie will be happy about this news: Angelina Jolie has just signed on to direct her next film project. This will be her fourth directorial outing, following In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken and By the Sea, which she is currently directing and acting in as we speak. But this news depresses me because it means that Angelina really is moving away in a major way from acting. She’s really just interested in directing now, which is fine and good for her. But I like my Angie in front of the camera too!! Anyway, her next film will be about ivory poachers in Africa:

Angelina Jolie has found her next movie to direct. The actress and now busy helmer has signed on to for Africa, an epic tale for David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. Written by Oscar winner Eric Roth, the pic is based on paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey’s late-’80s battle with ivory poachers in Kenya that threatened the existence of the African elephant population and the soul of Africa.

Ellison, Jolie, Dana Goldberg and Jon Peters will produce. The pic also reteams cinematographer Roger Deakins and Jolie after the pair did the Louis Zamperini biopic Unbroken, which Universal releases on Christmas Day. The plan is to ramp up production on Africa soon after Jolie wraps her current gig, directing her script By The Sea for Universal in which she stars opposite husband Brad Pitt.

Her first feature helming effort, 2011’s In The Land Of Blood And Honey, served as her calling card and garnered a Golden Globe nom and the PGA’s Stanley Kramer Award, which honors filmmakers who illuminate social issues. That jibes with the idea behind Africa, as both Jolie and Ellison are involved in humanitarian causes and Jolie won the Movie Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award last year.

“I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him,” Jolie said in today’s announcement.

Added Ellison: “Based on Richard Leakey’s inspirational life, Africa is a story that deserves to be told. It is very close to my heart, and I know that it will exceed my expectations in Angelina’s hands. She is an incredibly talented filmmaker and is sure to turn Eric Roth’s impeccable script into the project I’ve always wanted Skydance to be involved in.”

[From Deadline]

I like that this is going to be based on a true story, on Richard Leakey’s real-life battle. When I first glanced at the headline, I worried that it was going to be, like, Beyond Borders 2: This Time With Elephants. I tried to watch Beyond Borders, really, but even I couldn’t get through that mess. As for this story… I’m assuming that Angelina will not be directing herself in a role. It’s probably going to be like Unbroken, where Angelina pursued this project as just a directing gig. I wonder who will be cast as Leakey? Hm… looking at photos of him on Google. It will be someone British. She should totally get Benedict Cumberbatch. OMG. In truth, she should get someone like Colin Firth.

wenn21477454

Photos courtesy of WENN.

wenn21449588
wenn21477454
wenn21483966
wenn21486244

See the original post here:
Angelina Jolie set to direct her fourth film, this one about ivory poachers in Kenya

Share

Prince Harry looks great in London, promotes Invictus Games: would you hit it?

FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490321

I don’t care if this sounds inappropriate, but holy hell, Prince Harry looks so bangable these days. This might be the best he’s looked in years. He’s thinned out, he doesn’t look like he goes out drinking every night, his hair is a good length and he can wear the hell out of some jeans. These are some new pics of Harry outside of BBC Radio 2 in London today, where he was doing some advanced promotion for the Invictus Games. He posed with a cute little girl too. Harry + children = always great.

The Invictus Games start right around Harry’s 30th birthday in September. Vanity Fair says that Harry isn’t going to have a big blowout for his b-day this year – William and Kate are going to throw him a small dinner party in Kensington Palace (??) and then Guy Pelly is throwing a party for him at one of Guy’s nightclubs, but Harry will leave the party by 10:30.

In other Harry news, over the weekend he attended a “secret garden party” in Cambridgeshire which was like an undercover music festival, I guess? In any case, Harry went shirtless – you can see the photo here. It’s not quite like the Las Vegas “nude scandal” but it’s still decent. This is probably one of the reasons why Harry recently proclaimed his hatred for Twitter. Last week, he was doing a social media event to promote the Invictus Games and he said:

“I really hate Twitter. I would love to get involved and go on social media, and if it was for causes like this I really would. The issue for myself and my family, put quite simply, is that it’s very hard for me to tweet about the Invictus Games and tweet about something that means a lot to me, whereas I, at the same time, really quite hate Twitter by the invasion of privacy. I think you all understand what I’m talking about. I would love to tweet about things I care about but it’s a fine line between what you should do and what you can do, and what other people want to know and what you don’t want them to know.”

[From Vanity Fair]

The answer is not “staying off Twitter” though – if you’re a celebrity or royal and you’d like to use social media to promote your work and raise awareness for the causes you feel passionately about, you should go on social media and simply ignore the haters.

And here’s Harry’s photobomb from earlier this week:

harry photobomb

FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490313

Photos courtesy of Facebook, Fame/Flynet.

FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490313
FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490318
FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490321
FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490323
FFN_Prince_Harry_FFUK_exc_073014_51490325
harry photobomb

Here is the original post:
Prince Harry looks great in London, promotes Invictus Games: would you hit it?

Share

Kanye West went on a lengthy Yeezus-style rant in London & everybody booed

wenn21521676

This ^^ is a photo of Kanye West performing at the Verizon festival in London over the weekend. He stepped in at the last minute, replacing Drake who apparently is pretty sick and his doctor ordered him to cancel all of his appearances. So the Yeezus tour came to London. And I’m sorry, English crumpets. As an American, I’ve gotten used to Yeezington’s rants and ravings and his general nutburger vibe. I’ve not only gotten used to, I kind of enjoy it. Kanye has lots of opinions about lots of different things, and while he’s not always wrong, he tends to rub everyone the wrong way because he’s such an egotistical monster, a hypocrite and a label-whore. Throughout his US tour, Kanye has been taking “time outs” during the stage show to go off on 20-minute-long rants about… shoes, the art of genius, and how great he is. And he brought that flavor to the Verizon festival. And the English people were NOT having it.

Kanye West was booed by festival-goers on Friday night after he launched into an extraordinary ’20-minute rant’ in the middle of his Wireless set. The Yeezus rapper caused confusion when he paused his performance at the London music event, held at Finsbury Park, to preach to the crowd about discrimination within the fashion industry.

Wearing a bejewelled mask over his face, Kanye, 37, told the audience: ‘I’m not going to mention any names but… Nike, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Don’t discriminate against me ‘cos I’m a black man making music. F**k saving face and what it’s supposed to mean, it’s about living my dream.’

And it would seem the move didn’t go down too well with the crowd, with audience members reportedly deserting the al fresco gig in droves. One festival-goer told MailOnline: ‘He was laying into the ‘machine’ and ranting about the public’s perception of him. Hundreds of people left the park early because they were so bored of his long rant. There was serious booing towards the end of the speech, as people got so fed up and just wanted to hear him perform.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Not only did they boo him, some of them were shouting “we want Drake!” Pissy English people were ranting about it on Twitter too. “Sanctimonious prat” was used often. The c-word was dropped. It’s all pretty much on point. I’m including one Vine of the booing, plus video of the whole performance of “Runaway” with most of the rant. Classic Yeezington. What sucks is that “Runaway” is one of his best songs and he just f—ks it up so he can rant about stupid BS.

wenn21503523

Photos courtesy of WENN.

wenn21464291
wenn21503523
wenn21503532
wenn21521676

Go here to see the original:
Kanye West went on a lengthy Yeezus-style rant in London & everybody booed

Share

Tom Hiddleston cast as country legend Hank Williams in bio-pic ‘I Saw the Light’

wenn20784319

Shhh! I can feel the Dragonflies freaking out. It will be fine. Deep breaths. Count to ten slowly. A Tom Hiddleston post is happening. This is what everyone was waiting for, right? That’s why CRAZY was spilling into every Benedict Cumberbatch post for the past two weeks? So, take a deep breath and let’s do this. First of all, Tommy Hiddles got a job! And he’s going to play an American. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Tommy has signed on to the lead role in I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams bio-pic. Tommy will be singing. And wearing cowboy hats. And talking in a Southern drawl. Oh… Tommy.

The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston will play Country & Western legend Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, a film that Marc Abraham will direct and which has come together as a co-production between RatPac Entertainment, Bron Studios, and Creative Wealth Media Finance, all of which will fund the film. Abraham wrote the script based on the Colin Escott biography of Williams and Aaron L. Gilbert will produce with Brett Ratner, G. Marq Rosell and Abraham. Ratner’s partner, James Packer, will be exec producer.

Production will begin in Louisiana in October, and Hiddleston will sing such Williams standards as “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’,” after the film’s backers made a deal with Sony ATV to secure rights to the Williams music catalog. The film will tell the story of Williams’ meteoric rise to fame, and the price that fame took on his personal life. He died at age 29 of heart failure.

[From Deadline]

Considering they got the rights to Williams’ back catalog, I think this will probably be a reasonably prestigious project. At the very least, it will introduce a whole new generation of fans to Hank Williams’ music. Will Tom actually sing? Probably. They’ll probably do something fancy and use both the original Hank Williams recordings AND Tommy’s voice. Because while Tommy is always up to sing and dance, as we’ve seen time and time again, Tommy really doesn’t have the best singing voice. But he’s enthusiastic. And maybe they’ll give him a vocal/singing coach. Tommy also tweeted this:

As for the other stuff… well, I’m not going to stop you Dragonflies from talking about it. I think many people got way too extra about one random foreign article that identified Jane Arthy as Tom Hiddleston’s “wife.” If he did marry her… well, God bless, and I look forward to the Dargonfly Apocalypse and our soon-to-be Dragonfly Overlord. Let him have a personal life, I’m just saying. You can be a fan and want good things for him without needing to know every single thing about his romantic life. She’s probably just his girlfriend (not his wife) anyway.

wenn20263087

williams-hank-521f8ffa80776

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

FFN_FLYUK_Awards_Olivier1_041314_51382776
FFN_FLYUK_Awards_Olivier1_041314_51382778
wenn3914992
wenn20263087
wenn20784319
williams-hank-521f8ffa80776

Go here to see the original:
Tom Hiddleston cast as country legend Hank Williams in bio-pic ‘I Saw the Light’

Share

Jamie Dornan shows off his ‘Golden Torso’ for Interview Mag: would you hit it?

JD1

For a man who proclaims to be “haunted” by his modeling moniker, “The Golden Torso,” Jamie Dornan still dropped trou in a hot minute for Interview Mag, right? Just as well – I have to admit, I’m enjoying this Interview Magazine editorial a lot. He looks really sexy. I also have to admit that I spent the better part of my weekend absorbed in Season 1 of The Fall. I now think Jamie is a pretty good actor too – he’s SO CREEPY as a serial killer in Belfast. I would highly recommend The Fall to anyone who enjoys serial killer/police procedural types of shows. Like, if you love Hannibal or Silence of the Lambs, you’ll love The Fall. Anyway, you can read Jamie’s interview here (I skimmed it, it’s okay – he talks a lot about The Fall). Some highlights:

His acting method: “I don’t want to be showy. I’m not interested in seeing that, and I don’t want to do it. I’ve played a lot of broken people. Maybe the silences are about the different kinds of vulnerability in all of them.”

He doesn’t like his body: “I don’t like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.”

Why he took the part in Fifty Shades of Grey: “I’m still auditioning. I don’t really have choices in the material I get. So I have to make the choices in the way I play the characters. And I’m happy to get a chance to play Christian.”

Becoming a father: “I don’t understand people complaining about babies. Sure, I miss a bit of sleep, but look at the rewards—better than not being able to sleep because of a hangover.”

[From Interview]

I have to say, in Season 1 of The Fall, he does look really skinny. I mean, you can tell he’s very strong and muscular (he takes off his shirt often enough in the show), but he’s more wiry than traditionally “built” for a leading man. He also doesn’t come on the screen with a lot of bravado – he’s one of those actors who moves like a cat. Or in The Fall, like a panther about to attack. I’m not sure if I’m going to be into him at all as Christian Grey after The Fall. But it depends… maybe he’ll end up nailing the Grey role too.

JD3

JD2

Photos courtesy of Mert & Mercus/Interview.

JD1
JD2
JD3
JD4
JD5
JD6

Read the original post:
Jamie Dornan shows off his ‘Golden Torso’ for Interview Mag: would you hit it?

Share