Amy Adams covers Vogue: will she finally win an Oscar this year for ‘Big Eyes’?

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Amy Adams finally scored her first-ever cover of Vogue, for the December issue. She’s supporting Big Eyes, yet another performance which could have her on the Oscar shortlist. She’s the new Kate Winslet in that way – Amy’s always nominated, but she’s never won the big prize. The Academy loves her though, that’s why they keep nominating her. You can see Amy’s Annie Leibovitz photoshoot here – Amy and her Big Eyes director Tim Burton posed together and recreated The Red Shoes. You can read the full profile of Amy here – I always say this, but Amy is a boring interview. She’s lovely and an extremely talented actress, but she’s a snooze as a “celebrity.” That’s a good thing in life but a bad thing for gossip. Some highlights from her Vogue profile:

Seeing golden retriever named Murphy: “That’s, like, my dog, my spirit animal. When I was younger, I was just so hyper and friendly to everybody. And still now, when I come on set, I’m like a golden retriever at a dog park, because I’m just so happy to be around people and eager to please.”

Her early days in Hollywood: “I was able to do everything from day player to guest star to small parts in movies and it really, to this day, gives me perspective, but going through it was painful, to say the least. I felt a lot of pressure, but I just wasn’t able to get there in the audition room. Or even in meetings. My squirreliness would come out, and people wouldn’t feel confident. I’ve always been someone who had, like, a spirit of perseverance, but I actually almost quit because I was starting not to like who I was. My lawyer called me after I was fired from the two shows and said, ‘Just to even get two shows in a pilot season is amazing. So you’re doing something right.’ I thank him all the time for that call.”

Why she works with such powerhouse directors: “I prefer to work with really confident directors. If they need me to take care of them or make them feel better, it’s probably not going to go well.”

Working in the suburbs of Detroit: “I always have to remind myself: This is how I was raised. Every house in my town looked just like that one, right there. There’s something kind of comforting about it. You feel like you could just go inside, sit down in the kitchen, and have a cup of coffee. With some creamer. Not half-and-half, but Coffee-mate.”

Her daughter Aviana: “I miss her so much. Ten days is the longest trip I think that I’ve ever had away from her. Before I left I told her, ‘Lots of people are going to see you, and Daddy’s going to take care of you.’ We have a huge community of friends. But she said, ‘Momma, who’s going to take care of you?’ I said, ‘I’m a grown-up. I take care of myself.’ And she said, ‘No, but you need someone to come and spend time with you.’ Because now she has an understanding of loneliness. It’s very sweet. She says, ‘When I grow up, I am going to be your momma.’ ” She starts laughing. “She’ll probably have to be. I’m such a wreck. I’m glad you think it’s cute now. You’re not going to think it’s cute when you’re 25 and I’m living with you.”

Turning 40 years old: “I was like, ‘I’m 40 and I still care what people think of me; I still don’t do laundry so I’m always out of things; I’m just not a grown-up at all,’ and I had this expectation that I would be by this age. It wasn’t, ‘Oh, I’m getting old and I’m going to lose something vibrant about myself.’ It was more that I was just”—she switches into a trembling Katharine Hepburn—“ ‘so disappointed with myself.’ It’s just awful. Any chance for self-loathing!”

[From Vogue]

See? Perfectly pleasant. She’s a good person, a loving mom and a supportive partner. There’s no scandal. She’s neurotic, but no more than any other working mom and talented professional. The most interesting thing, to me, is that like ALL of her directors wanted to go on the record about how amazing she is and how much they love her. And I didn’t realize she had just turned 40 this year – she’s a vampire! No, she’ll still be working like crazy twenty years from now. She’s utterly beloved. But will Big Eyes be the film that finally gets her an Oscar?

Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE.

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Taylor Swift "Blank Space" Video Gets Turned Into a Horror Movie: Watch the Trailer!

In her new single, Taylor Swift talks about “torture.” And a relationship that “goes down in flames.” She also mentions the fact that she’s “insane.”

So, wait, is “Blank Space” the name of Swift’s latest track? Or the title of a horror movie? Why can’t it be both?!?

The geniuses at Slate have transformed Swift’s version of Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne into a horror movie trailer… by just adding some sound effects to actual footage from the video.

Confused? Click play and you’ll simply be entertained.

The world in general has been having a lot of fun with Swift’s “Blank Space.” Including Swift herself!

Did you catch Taylor lip-syncing to the song while riding in a car with a beloved British DJ?

This young superstar has been absolutely everywhere since releasing her wildly popular new album last month, including the latest issue of Wonderland and even the cover of the latest issue of Time.

Unlike Kim Kardashian, however, Swift has kept her clothes on for these magazine spreads. 

And why wouldn’t she? Taylor Swift has actual talent to offer the world, not just large breasts and an Internet-shattering rear end.

In this case, that talent can best be described as How to Act Like a Total and Complete Nutcase. See what we mean in the following 19 GIFs from the “Blank Space” video:

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This is what happens when Taylor Swift catches a man cheating, at least in her music video for “Blank Space.” She goes all Elin Nordegren on his car!

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Benedict Cumberbatch will receive the ‘Variety Award’ at the Moet British Awards

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It’s difficult to remember after the events of the past week and a half, but Benedict Cumberbatch was actually on track to have a pretty flawless year, career-wise. He surprised a lot of people when he won Best Actor in a Drama at the Emmys for Sherlock, and his role in The Imitation Game has been garnering awards pretty much everywhere the film goes. The Year of Cumberbatch! Except Benedict may have messed with his awards season mojo by getting engaged to Sophie Hunter. Or not…

Benedict Cumberbatch is to receive the Variety Award at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Dec. 7 at Old Billingsgate, London. The award recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to put the international spotlight on the U.K. Paul Greengrass was given the award last year. Previous recipients include Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson, Daniel Craig and Helen Mirren.

Cumberbatch’s latest film, “The Imitation Game,” has been nominated in four categories at the British Independent Film Awards: British independent film; screenplay for Graham Moore; actress for Keira Knightley; and actor for Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch commented: “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award, and would like to thank Variety and the Moet British Independent Film Awards for this incredible honor. It is made even more special by the recognition of ‘The Imitation Game’ in this year’s nominations, a film I am very proud to be a part of.”

[From Variety]

Yay, he’ll have to attend another awards ceremony! And it’s in London too, which might mean that he’ll finally bring out Sophie Hunter and they’ll walk their first red carpet together. Holding hands. Maybe even kissing for the cameras. LOL, the meltdown would be epic if that happened. I do think it’s probably more likely that Sophie and Bendy would make their red carpet debut on “home turf” in England. Maybe for these awards (the Moet British Independent Film Awards) or for the BAFTAs or something.

Meanwhile, genealogy researchers claim that Benedict is actually distantly related to Alan Turing, the man he portrays in The Imitation Game. Who knew that Turing banged an otter at some point?! No, they’re like… 17th cousins. Basically, Benedict probably has a closer relation to an actual otter. Cumberbatch’s genealogy is sort of interesting though – we’ve previously discovered that his family was involved with Barbados slave trade in the 18th century.

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Insurgent Movie Trailer: Who is Tris Trying to Rescue?

It’s finally here, Divergent fans.

The first official trailer for Insurgent has hit the Internet, as Shailene Woodley and company are back for the sequel to this blockbuster adventure.

In the following footage, we see Woodley’s Tris looking over a vast wasteland of destroyed building and sizzling flames.

We then see her mother (portrayed by Ashley Judd) calling out from inside a burning structure that rises off the ground and into the sky. Tris then flies around like Spider-Man to rescue her parent.

But… wait… isn’t Tris’ mother dead?!?

Yes, this appears to be some kind of dream sequence, though it still leaves us wildly excited for the Divergent sequel.

Simply put, “the world will never be the same,” reads the above trailer.

Insurgent comes out on March 20, 2015 and includes new big names such as Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer. Its story also may differ a bit from that of the book.

“You have to honor the material for the first film because you have a fan base, but when you come to the second one, if you you’ve done well with the first movie, you now have the ability to think outside the box,” Theo James recently told E! News.

“And I think as long as you have good character progression – which is essentially Four and Tris, the anchors of the films – if you have that stuff right, then if you lose some kind of threads of different plotlines, it shouldn’t matter.”

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Reese Witherspoon Why She Bared All On Camera For ‘Wild’

Reese Witherspoon Visits The Peninsula HotelPeople are already talking about how Reese Witherspoon may be up for her second Academy Award for her acting in ‘Wild,’ which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir. Reese is opening up more about her dedication to the part, which went so far as for her to agree to film some nude scenes for the movie. RELATED: Is Reese Witherspoon ready to take a seat behind the camera in the director’s chair?

Reese explained to E! News:

I had to make a choice when I decided to do the film on how much I wanted to bear. I have a real story to tell here because Cheryl was completely honest when she wrote her book.”

That’s what prompted Reese to agree to go nude on-camera, something I don’t think she’s ever done, although she’s done enough movies that I can’t be absolutely positive about that. It sounds like the role really pushed Reese to go outside of her comfort zone as an actress.

It was scary and challenging. It’s not just a movie about somebody walking. It’s really about someone who feels profoundly hurt and lost.”

‘Wild’ is definitely on my “must-see” list of movies. I read the book and was blown away. I can completely see Reese killing this role. Can’t WAIT.

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Reese Witherspoon Visits The Peninsula Hotel
Reese Witherspoon Visits The Peninsula Hotel
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Reese Witherspoon Visits The Peninsula Hotel
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Amal Clooney took her husband to the Savoy for lunch, then got back to work

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Have you missed Amal Clooney in the midst of the Cumbercrazy this week? I have! I miss Amal Clooney so much whenever she’s not around. I imagine her standing over my shoulder, tossing her blowout over my work. Well, we’re in luck! People Magazine has a story about what George and Amal Clooney have been up to this week, thank God. So, what’s Amal up to? Just having a late lunch at the Savoy with her husband, and scheduling a new case!

They both have crazy-busy work schedules, but newlyweds George and Amal Clooney are still making time for romance. The newlyweds enjoyed a date at London’s Savoy hotel Wednesday afternoon, leaving fellow diners starstruck at their surprise arrival.

“I think I was in a parallel universe!” says an onlooker, who was dining with her 80-year-old father at the time. “They just walked through the lobby and disappeared into another bar.”

Another diner at the 125-year-old London landmark added on Twitter: “Tea at the Savoy, first a Downton Abbey actor walks in, then Stephen Fry topped off by George Clooney & new wife …”

But Amal Clooney, 36, has plenty on her plate besides tea and cakes. The human-rights lawyer has taken on the case of Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who has been incarcerated in Egypt since December for what Amal describes as “simply reporting the news.”

In a statement released through her law firm Doughty Street Chambers in London, Clooney claims the Al Jazeera reporter’s trial was “fundamentally unfair” and that his imprisonment is “a travesty of justice.” Worse, she says his 7-year prison sentence has become “a great danger to his health” – partly because Fahmy suffers from the liver disease hepatitis C and cannot obtain the specialist treatment he requires from behind bars.

“He has also suffered a permanent disability in his right shoulder due to an injury exacerbated during his detention,” Clooney adds. “He will require a series of complicated correctional bone surgeries that also require extensive recovery and support not readily available in prison.”

Clooney and her colleague Mark Wassouf are waiting to hear if Fahmy will be released on compassionate grounds so that he can receive the treatment he needs. His appeal is scheduled for Jan. 1. Meanwhile, George Clooney, 53, is prepping for two upcoming movies – Money Monster, about a financial guru held hostage, and Hail Caesar!, the Coen brothers’ next comedy (plus he’s producing Sandra Bullock’s film Our Brand Is Crisis) – so it’ll be a very busy holiday season for the couple.

[From People]

Taking on a case of a journalist imprisoned because of a lack of free press? Well well… it looks like Amal is aiming to be interviewed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show (SHE SHOULD TOTALLY DO THAT). It’s good that she’s aligning herself with this kind of case – journalists around the world are becoming targets of death threats and imprisonment more frequently. More journalists are being killed in war/conflict zones every year as well.

Sidenote: my mom actually said this to me: “We’ve had a rough couple of months, haven’t we? My boyfriend George Clooney got married and your boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch got engaged.” And it really struck me: for some women, George Clooney = Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh God… what if Benedict married Sophie Hunter in some kind of decadent, thirsty, splashy wedding spectacular like Clooney’s wedding? GAH!!!!

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Interstellar Reviews: Is It Out of This World?

Start with Christopher Nolan. Add a (handsome!) splash of Matthew McConaughey. Mix in some Anne Hathaway and some Jessica Chastain and what do you get?

One of the most anticipated movies of 2014.

But does Interstellar live up to the hype? To the awesomeness teased in the Interstellar trailer?

Check out what many critics are saying below and decide if Interstellar is worth your time and money this weekend…

Christopher Nolan’s 168-minute odyssey through the space-time continuum is stuffed with stuff of bewildering wrongness. – Joe Morgenstern

What the neg-heads are missing about Interstellar is how enthralling it is, how gracefully it blends the cosmic and the intimate, how deftly Nolan explores the infinite in the smallest human details. – Peter Travers

By the closing credits, it seems possible that Nolan himself hails from another planet, and while he has tried diligently to show humanity in a flattering light, he lacks enough inside information to get it right. – Liam Lacey

Much as Nolan’s characters often fail to reconcile their grandest desires, so, too, does Interstellar fall short, particularly in its trying-to-have-it-all finale. But, damn, if we shouldn’t applaud Nolan for aiming big. – Jeff Meyers 

Interstellar is beautiful, dazzling and astonishingly loud, but, alas, it is remains something of a mess at the level of the script. – Donald Clarke

A science-fiction (heavy on science) adventure steeped in Einstein’s theory of relativity that is equal parts enigmatic, exhilarating, elaborate and emotionally wrenching. – Jon Niccum

Boldly swinging for the rafters and face-planting half the time, [Nolan is] uncharacteristically willing to embarrass himself here. There’s a lot to admire in that. – Kimberley Jones

Mostly, Interstellar is super-dull and super-annoying and super-dumb because it posits itself as a film of many big ideas when it doesn’t even possess a single decent one. – Deborah Ross

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies’ Hot New Trailer

the hobbit the battle of five armiesIt’s just about time to venture back down to Middle Earth! A new trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies‘ is out. It hits theaters on December 17, so it’ll be out in time for the holidays. RELATED: Evangeline Lilly goes glam for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ premiere.

For people who don’t celebrate Christmas, this will be a great option to keep you busy. Director Peter Jackson makes these movies about, what, two and a half hours long or so? And for everyone who does celebrate Christmas, this is the movie to see after an early holiday dinner.

The cinematography alone looks stunning. The special effects will be mind-blowing, I’m sure. ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies’ will be worth the Imax 3D ticket price, don’t you think? Check out the new trailer!

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Jennifer Aniston wants to do a ‘surprise wedding’ with a surprised Justin Theroux

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Jennifer Aniston has more money than God. She gets richer by the year, especially with her endorsement/profit-sharing deals with Living Proof, Aveeno and SmartWater. She still collects good paychecks for movies like Horrible Bosses 2. Beyond the money stuff, Jennifer has her health, she has a good and loyal hairstylist, she has a closet full of little black dresses and the renovations on her Bel Air mansion are finally done. Everything in her life seems good-to-decent. So why are we still pulling out our hair and being forced to think of her in “poor Aniston” terms? Poor Aniston, can’t get a man. Poor Aniston, when she does get a man, he loves skinny jeans and guyliner. Poor Aniston, Guyliner McEyebrows won’t even marry her, even after he gave her a giant, cloudy quartz. Poor Aniston! Anyway, this week’s Us Weekly is all about poor Aniston and her attempts to set the date with Guyliner Theroux.

Jennifer Aniston, 45, could soon be a blushing bride — or not! Those close to her and her fiancé Justin Theroux, 43, are on the proverbial edge of their seats waiting for their wedding invites — because the truth is, those save the dates could come at any time. The couple are planning a surprise wedding, a la another infamous couple!

Jennifer and Justin got engaged over two years ago, but many are starting to wonder if have they have any intention at all of walking down the aisle and sealing the deal as man and wife. While the couple continues to remain mum on their plans, friends close the couple are fairly sure they’re looking to throw an impromptu ceremony, according to Us Weekly. Sources close to Jen say that her friends are “in the dark” about the big day, but are planning to be ready at a moment’s notice. Apparently. her guests will “want to be prepared” as Jen and Justin could very likely throw a surprise wedding for their closest friends and family at a moment’s notice.

It would be a real twist of fate if Jennifer and Justin opt for surprise affair, since Jen’s famous ex, Brad Pitt, 50, just married Angelina Jolie, 39, back in August in a super secret ceremony. At the time, as HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported, Jen was “upset” after the Brangelina wedding overshadowed her surprise Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live — but perhaps seeing how well their nuptials turn out for them has warmed her up to the idea.

[From Hollywood Life]

How many times have we heard variations of this “maybe they’ll just go somewhere and elope” story in the past two years? Personally, I think Jennifer just wants to get married and she doesn’t care how it happens. She would marry him on a beach in Cabo. She would marry him in the living room of the Bel Air mansion. She would go to New York (where he basically lives most of the time now) and marry him at City Hall. Justin is the one gumming up the works. Dude, you gave her the quartz!! Just marry her, for goodness sake. Poor Aniston.

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Hilary Duff has overwhelming fame: ‘I’ve dealt with it for such a long time’

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I don’t really care about Hilary Duff one way or the other. I wish her no harm, but I’m not really interested in her life. As such, I think I have gossip tunnel-vision about Duff (and some other celebrities). Like, I don’t “get” why Hilary Duff is important or notable enough to get this cover of Elle Canada. I realize she was once an actress and singer and I applaud her for not being a mess like Lindsay Lohan, but beyond that, why are we still talking about Hilary Duff? So you can imagine my reaction when I read some of the quotes about how hard it is for Hilary to deal with her fame. I mean…???? Does she get pap’d a lot? Yep. And she’s one of those too – she calls the paparazzi and goes to pap-friendly places, then complains about the attention (she also posts a lot of personal stuff on social media too, just FYI). Anyway… here are some highlights from the Elle Canada piece:

Going through difficult times in the public eye: “I have a good therapist! I’ve dealt with [media attention] for such a long time. But some of the bigger struggles that came my way in the past two years — like my separation or when my parents separated — were the first times I had to deal with people knowing about something personal happening to my family. It just felt so invasive and insensitive. It got really gross, and I think part of you gets a bit desensitized. The best way to handle it is by just owning your s–t. I’m human and this is what happened. None of us is perfect.”

Her son Luca is starting to understand her fame: “I don’t tell him anything about my job, but he knows Mommy’s a singer and an actress. We have this book called Goodnight Los Angeles. It’s like, ‘Goodnight, movie stars and entertainers of Los Angeles!’ and it shows people working on a set and having their names in lights. Mike’s always telling Luca ‘This is where Mommy is!’ when I’m at work.”

Aaron Carter’s creepy obsession with her: “Oh, God, I feel so uncomfortable right now. I don’t know what to say. The more I talk about it, the more I think he’s going to talk about it. We were like 13 and 14… I don’t want him to be hurt — I don’t want to make anyone feel like that — but it’s time to move on. I have. What’s funny, though, is that those feelings — I’m not talking about him but young love in general — feel so real. You always kind of think about it. When you’re dating, you can never quite get that excitement again, because you’re never that age again.”

How she managed to not go crazy: “I think I’m more content now — especially since I took time out of being on tour and in movies. It was hard because [when I was 16] everything I did was watched. I had this idea of who I was, but the whole world thought I was so much bigger. It was a very confusing time. It was a lot of pressure, and I became more content with myself when all the competition was gone and I could make choices for myself. I f–ked up along the way too, but I got to do it quietly, which was awesome. Now, turning 27 feels weird. I still kind of feel like a kid. I’m a kid with a kid.”

Her new music: “I don’t need to work; I want to work. But I like to be successful, and it can’t be done half-assed in this industry. I feel guilty a little bit, but I know that I’m going to be the best mom when I’m a happy person, and this makes me really happy.”

[From Elle Canada]

I think she’s dealing with that creepy Aaron Carter situation the best she can. That man is weirdly obsessed with her and she’s trying not to engage that much, while still cutting him a break. As for all of the stuff about her fame…????? I guess it’s my gossip tunnel-vision. Plus, I’m old. I was too old to ever have any interest in Hilary Duff when she was actually a big star. From what I can see, she’s still riding on that old fame and goodwill. Eh. She doesn’t seem like a bad person (at all), but she seems like she has a bit of an overinflated sense of her place in the gossip food chain.

By the way, the last time I checked, I think Hilary and Mike Comrie are pretty much back together. I kind of think their separation was mostly to get attention, because they are RARELY apart. I guess the couple that spends half of their marriage in counseling needs something to show for it.

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