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My Cousin Rachel Releases New Images

26 May 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

My Cousin Rachel, which hits theaters June 9th, has released some new images, and while they don’t exactly reveal anything integral to this adaptation, they certainly show off the charm and mood of the period piece.

The film stars Rachel Weisz as the titular character, which, if nothing else, alleviates concerns about not responding during production, with Sam Claflin as Philip and Iain Glen (one presumes) as Ambrose.

It’s unclear at this point where the adaptation is heading precisely, and whether director/writer Roger Michell is aiming to deliver something true to the du Maurier novel, or the Richard Burton/Olivia de Havilland film. The two have their differences, an idea noted even by du Maurier. It’s a question worth pondering, mainly because the tone and ending of neither fit very well within the confines of today’s “Hollywood ideals.” That’s perhaps a curious point to ponder in an adaptation, »

- Marc Eastman

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Catherine Zeta-Jones to Star in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother”

19 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones on “Today”

Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to play a criminal mastermind. The Oscar winner has signed on to star in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother,” a biopic about Griselda Blanco, better known as the “Cocaine Godmother.” According to a press release from Lifetime announcing the film, Blanco’s drug distribution network spanned across the U.S. — and it’s not just her involvement with illegal substances that she’s known for. She is suspected of having ordered over 200 murders.

Scheduled to premiere in 2018 on Lifetime, the crime drama will explore Blanco’s extraordinary life. She was just 17 when she “made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband, Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners,” Lifetime summarizes. “Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly, and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. With money rolling in, her sons abandoned school and entered the family business instead.” She later re-located to Miami and California, and was arrested by the DEA in the latter. While she was sentenced to a decade in jail, the case against her “collapsed and upon her release, she was deported to Colombia, where she was ultimately gunned down in 2012.”

Joan Harrison (“Manson’s Lost Girls”) and Alisa Tager (“Enemy at the Gates”) are among the project’s executive producers.

Zeta-Jones’ casting is likely to cause some controversy. Blanco was Colombian and Zeta-Jones is Welsh.

Jennifer Lopez will also portray Blanco in a TV movie. The “Shades of Blue” actress is set to topline and executive produce an as-yet untitled HBO movie about her. “I’ve been fascinated by the life of this corrupt and complicated woman for many years,” said Lopez when the project was announced.

Zeta-Jones won an Academy Award in 2003 for “Chicago.” She was last seen in “Feud,” playing actress Olivia de Havilland.

Catherine Zeta-Jones to Star in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Cannes: Oscar Winner Olivia De Havilland Reflects On Experience As Festival’s First Female Jury President In 1965

17 May 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

At nearly 101 years old, two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland is the last surviving grande dame of Classic Hollywood. Long after she left the U.S. for Paris in 1956, she remains one of the industry's true, original disruptors. Taking Warner Bros. to court early in her illustrious career, the Gone with the Wind star was ultimately responsible for the De Havilland Law, which in 1944 broke the stranglehold that studios had on contract players. It is still… »

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The Incredible Story of How Olivia de Havilland Introduced Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco

16 May 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco remains a fairy tale for the ages — and Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland was there when it all began. 

“I’m tempted to think it was destiny,” de Havilland tells People exclusively. She, along with her then-husband, Pierre Galante, engineered the couple’s introduction. 

In the spring of 1955, the Gone with the Wind star (who turns 101 this July and has lived in Paris since October of 1953) was newly wed to Paris-Match editor Galante. On May 4, the couple arrived at the Gare de Lyon in Paris to catch Le Train Bleu — an »

- Peter Mikelbank

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‘Feud: Bette And Joan’: Ryan Murphy Reveals Why Hiring Women to Write and Direct Mattered So Much

23 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Feud” Episode 8, “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”]

Ryan Murphy knows what you thought “Feud: Bette and Joan” was going to be. And he believes that the show worked because, ultimately, it wasn’t.

“I think people were maybe thinking it was gonna be just a campy, bitchy exploration of these two women,” he told IndieWire from the set of “Versace: American Crime Story,” which has just begun filming. “But I was never interested in that. I was really interested in the sadness and the regret and the pain and also the reward, and just to show how hard they worked. Not only at their careers but on their facades.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

Facades make up a major part of the FX drama, which chronicled the long-time rivalry between Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Feud: Bette And Joan’: Ryan Murphy Reveals Why Hiring Women to Write and Direct Mattered So Much

23 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Feud” Episode 8, “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”]

Ryan Murphy knows what you thought “Feud: Bette and Joan” was going to be. And he believes that the show worked because, ultimately, it wasn’t.

“I think people were maybe thinking it was gonna be just a campy, bitchy exploration of these two women,” he told IndieWire from the set of “Versace: American Crime Story,” which has just begun filming. “But I was never interested in that. I was really interested in the sadness and the regret and the pain and also the reward, and just to show how hard they worked. Not only at their careers but on their facades.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

Facades make up a major part of the FX drama, which chronicled the long-time rivalry between Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Ryan Murphy Absolutely Loved Olivia de Havilland’s Delightfully Shady Email About Feud

22 April 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fans of Ryan Murphy‘s Feud: Bette and Joan have come to learn all about the tumultuous and tense relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, including the infamous story behind the 1963 Oscars ceremony — in which non-nominee Crawford convinced eventual winner Anne Bancroft to allow her to accept the award on her behalf, leaving Crawford’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane co-star Davis (who was actually nominated) out and in the cold and bested by her longtime rival.

It was a juicy plot point in the FX’s series. But did it actually go down like that?

To find out the truth, »

- Dave Quinn

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Movie Poster of the Week: What Ever Happened to Bette and Joan?

21 April 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Say what you will about Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, which concludes its 8-episode run this Sunday, but for cinephiles it has been extraordinary to have had a major television series so steeped in the lore of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Dramatizing the production of Robert Aldrich’s 1962 Warner Brothers hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the animosity of its rival stars, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and the aftermath of both, Feud requires a measure of familiarity with all the major players and their past lives in order to truly appreciate the poignancy of its moment.Despite its potential for high camp—and if nothing else Feud is a masterpiece of fabulous production and costume design—the show has proved to be remarkably alert to the predicament of women in Hollywood and the paranoia and regret that accompanies the back nine of the life of a Hollywood star. »

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Olivia De Havilland Offers Some Curt Thoughts On Ryan Murphy’s ‘Feud’

19 April 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the events covered in Ryan Murphy‘s “Feud” offer up some exciting and lurid television for fans of classic Hollywood, only one person portrayed in the FX miniseries is still alive to give a dissenting opinion. That would be two-time Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland (“The Heiress,” “To Each His Own“), played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the series.

Continue reading Olivia De Havilland Offers Some Curt Thoughts On Ryan Murphy’s ‘Feud’ at The Playlist. »

- Matthew Monagle

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Newswire: Centenarian Olivia De Havilland has no time for Feud

19 April 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Of all the fascinating players—Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Bob Aldrich, Jack Warner— in the FX series Feud: Bette And Joan, only one is still alive. While Feud creator Ryan Murphy decided to respect the privacy of Olivia De Havilland, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday from her home in Paris, the press was not so conciliatory: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that it emailed Ms. De Havilland a few questions “to ask for her thoughts about the show and the women at the center of it.” The questions involved the series itself, and more specifically, the 1963 Oscars; in the series, De Havilland (Catherina Zeta-Jones) attends the awards to support her friend Davis (Susan Sarandon), who has been nominated for Best Actress for What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, much to the consternation of her non-nominated co-star Crawford (Jessica Lange). And De Havilland actually responded, writing:

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- Gwen Ihnat

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Feud 1.07 - Abandoned!

18 April 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In the penultimate episode of the series, Bette gains creative control and Joan loses everything, while B.D. and Mamacita get out while they still can. Here's Jorge...

Feud doesn’t play favorites.  The show has done a good job (for the most part) at digging down into why these two screen legends acted the way they did towards each other. And they’ve made a point (over and over and over) that they were not as different as the world saw them; they were actually very similar, acting from the same place of desperation and clinginess to relevance.

In this week’s episode. Joan repeatedly boycotts the production of Hush, Hush… Sweet Charlotte, unable to cope with the creative control that Bette has over her as a producer. This eventually ends with her being fired from the picture, and Olivia de Havilland stepping in; the only actress willing to »

- Jorge Molina

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Emmys: Olivia de Havilland on Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and 'Feud'

17 April 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Olivia de Havilland, the only movie star portrayed on the acclaimed FX limited series Feud who is still alive, tells The Hollywood Reporter that she hasn't seen the series, but that "in principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive."

One of the most critically hailed and highly rated shows of the season, Feud was created by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy and stars two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange and one-time Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as one-time Oscar winner Joan Crawford and two-time Oscar winner Bette Davis, respectively. The show revolves around the premise that »

- Scott Feinberg

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'Feud' Star Susan Sarandon Opens Up About Finding a Kindred Soul in Bette Davis

16 April 2017 8:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from Sunday's Feud.]

The story of Bette Davis' and Joan Crawford’s infamous feud came to something of a conclusion in Sunday's penultimate episode of FX anthology Feud: Bette and Joan. With Bette (Susan Sarandon) pushing Joan (Jessica Lange) to her limits and Joan halting production on HushHush, Sweet Charlotte with her fake illness, 20th Century Fox finally fired and replaced Joan with Bette’s friend Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

It led to both women going off on their separate, but not-so-happy ways. For Joan, it meant being left alone, as another fit of her infamous anger resulted in »

- Amber Dowling

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The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘MST3K’ and More TV You Must See This Week

9 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This month is packed with great television. A lot of our favorite shows are returning for new seasons and, in one special case, a resurrected series. Plus there are exciting shows and movies making debuts. That’s why we’re introducing a weekly guide to help keep track of everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming.

Here’s your breakdown, day by day (and all times Eastern), for April 9–15:

SUNDAYFeud: Bette and Joan (FX, 10pm)

It’ll be difficult to top last week’s brilliantly paced Oscars-set episode, but by now we’re in for the homestretch of the story of Davis and Crawford. In this week’s episode, “Hagsploitation,” the two rivals are sought to reunite for a follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and not to spoil film history, but we’re in for a look at the making of 1964’s Hush…Hush »

- Christopher Campbell

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Fact-Checking Feud: Bette and Joan Episode 5: And the Most Iconic Oscars Snub of All-Time Goes To...

2 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And the Oscar goes to... In its fifth episode, Feud: Bette and Joan reached the climax of  the bitter rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, recreating the infamous 1963 Academy Awards for viewers in "And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963)." In the episode, Joan (Jessica Lange) launches an intense campaign to make sure Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) doesn't win the Best Actress award for their film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? after she was snubbed. And the fallout is epic. But was all of it really true? We're fact-checking  the episode to separate the truth from fiction... Fact: Olivia de Havilland (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) did in fact have quite the »

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Critic's Notebook: The Faux Feminism of 'Feud'

27 March 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

From its Mad Men-esque animated opening credits sequence showing the silhouette of a man-as-puppeteer controlling two lady marionettes, Ryan Murphy’s FX show Feud: Bette and Joan is hammering away at a clear theme: If it wasn’t for meddlesome men in Hollywood, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis could have been friends, not foes.

The notion is re-telegraphed in the second installment of the eight-episode miniseries. “At the time, we didn't know that these two great screen legends, friends of ours, were being manipulated so cruelly by the men around them,” says Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) about Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Davis (Susan Sarandon).

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- Miriam Bale

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Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer

21 March 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz as the title character and Sam Claflin as Philip Ashley. This film will mark the third time that the timeless original novel by Daphne Du Maurier will be adapted, with the first big-screen adaptation debuting in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Ashley and Richard Burton as Philip Ashley. The novel was then adapted into a 1983 mini-series starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard as Rachel and Philip.

My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The original novel was first published in 1951, and also spawned a few other types of adaptations. »

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'Feud': How Ryan Murphy's Hollywood-Diva Miniseries Rips Celebrity Apart

21 March 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fame – it's a hell of a drug. Feud is like watching Robert De Niro and Al Pacino square off in Heat, except with two of Hollywood's living legends playing a couple of dead ones. In Ryan Murphy's new anthology series, Jessica Lange is Joan Crawford to Susan Sarandon's Bette Davis, a pair of toxic movie divas madly in hate with each other. As Davis famously snipped, "She has slept with every male star at MGM, except Lassie." This eight-episode fever dream celebrates how they basically invented the modern celebrity beef, »

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Feud: Bette and Joan Season 1 Episode 2 Review: The Other Woman

12 March 2017 8:05 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let's get this out of the way. If any young actress is stupid enough to walk up to a legendary actress and ask for her autograph on behalf of her grandmother for goodness sakes, that little chickie deserves to be blackballed right out of the industry.

That was an affront against Joan Crawford on Feud: Bette and Joan Season 1 Episode 2 that allowed for just a hint of friendship to blossom between Joan and Bette Davis.

If the men in their lives didn't have problems with their self-confidence, history could have ruled for Bette and Joan. They were very close to making things right.

Unfortunately, it was too easy to take the already diminished egos of the leading ladies and curtail them even further.

As Joan Blondell and Olivia de Havilland were chatting about in their 'documentary' scenes, women were always pitted against each other, because the business didn't like when they were friends. »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Giveaway – Win The Adventures of Robin Hood on Blu-ray

11 March 2017 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dashing Errol Flynn triumphs in this lavish, fast-paced version of the Robin Hood legend, a winner of three Academy Awards in ravishing Technicolor.

Doing many stunts himself, Flynn is at his athletic, romantic best in a role originally intended for James Cagney. Olivia de Havilland (as Maid Marian), consummate screen villains Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains and a boisterous who’s who of character actors co-star. Welcome to Sherwood!

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- Gary Collinson

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