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The Year's Most Lavish Royal Wedding is Happening This Weekend

31 July 2015 | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It's been a big Summer for the British royals and we got to see the Swedish royals get married in a lavish ceremony, but now the Monaco royals are grabbing the spotlight! Pierre Casirahgi and his girlfriend of six years, Beatrice Borromeo, made it official with a wedding last Saturday. The civil ceremony at Monaco's Pink Palace was followed by a garden party and a reception at Monaco's Hotel de Paris. But the "low-key" celebrations weren't the only plans for the couple's nuptials, since they'll have a more extravagant religious ceremony on Beatrice's family's private islands in Italy this weekend. Twenty-seven-year-old Pierre, who is the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco and the grandson of Grace Kelly, met Beatrice in 2008 when they were both studying at University Luigi Bocconi in Milan. They became engaged in 2014 after Pierre proposed with a pear-shaped pink diamond. While he's seventh in line for the throne of Monaco, »

- Lauren-Turner

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Grace Kelly's Granddaughter Stuns in Harper's Bazaar -- See the Resemblance?

21 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Good looks run in the Grimaldi family. Grace Kelly's granddaughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi keeps her late ancestor's spirit alive in a stunning new photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar, where she's given a glam, Old Hollywood makeover.  Jazmin is the 23-year-old daughter of Prince Albert II -- Princess Grace's son with Prince Rainier II -- and former waitress Tamara Rotolo. Albert didn't admit he was Jazmin's father publicly until 2006, but Grimaldi says her mother never kept it a secret from her. "I was 14, getting ready to go to high school, when it hit the media that my father had a daughter, and it was me," Jazmin tells the magazine. "It's a difficult time for any young adult, and it was an adjustment to have that attention. But I knew it was going to come someday." While Jazmin never got to meet her grandmother, who died in a tragic car »

- tooFab Staff

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Watch: Trailer For Cannes-Approved Classic Cinema Documentary 'Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words'

17 July 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The stench of Grace Kelly biopic “Grace Of Monaco,” which opened Cannes in 2014 before ending up as a literal Lifetime Movie, was hard to wash off the Croisette. This year, another film focusing on an iconic female actress (and Hitchcock lead) of classic Hollywood proved far more successful, with the screening in the Cannes Classics sidebar of “Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words.”  A documentary, rather than a biopic (thank Christ) “In Her Own Words,” from filmmaker Stig Björkman, is a Swedish film that looks to do exactly what it sets out to in the title: to tell the story of the star of “Casablanca,” “Notorious” and “Stromboli,” among others. Björkman does so through Bergman's own personal diary, along with home movie footage and personal photographs. The film was made with the blessing of her family, with daughter Isabella Rossellini being the one who initially suggested making the film. As the film’s trailer, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Nicole Kidman’s ‘Grace Of Monaco’ Goes From Cannes Calamity To Emmy Contender

16 July 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

What a long, strange trip it's been for Grace Of Monaco. The Nicole Kidman starrer was crowned Cannes' opening-night film amid much French fanfare in 2014 and then quickly fizzled on the Croisette, beset as it was by harsh reviews. It didn't help that it also was the subject of a battle over cuts between U.S. distributor The Weinstein Co and director Olivier Dahan as well as protests from the royal family of Monaco over the depiction of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier… »

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Nicole Kidman’s ‘Grace Of Monaco’ Goes From Cannes Calamity To Emmy Contender

16 July 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

What a long, strange trip it's been for Grace Of Monaco. The Nicole Kidman starrer was crowned Cannes' opening-night film amid much French fanfare in 2014 and then quickly fizzled on the Croisette, beset as it was by harsh reviews. It didn't help that it also was the subject of a battle over cuts between U.S. distributor The Weinstein Co and director Olivier Dahan as well as protests from the royal family of Monaco over the depiction of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier… »

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‘Grace Of Monaco’ gets Emmy nod

16 July 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After a brief and tumultuous career as a feature film the Nicole Kidman starrer earned a nomination on Thursday for best television movie.

Grace Of Monaco, which opened Cannes last year, will vie for the Emmy with Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case, Bessie, Hello Ladies: The Movie, Killing Jesus and Nightingale.

Critics branded the Grace Kelly biopic a flop when it debuted on the Croisette in May 2014. By that time Us distributor The Weinstein Company had postponed the release twice – no doubt aware the film had a shot at Cannes – and were mired in an ongoing spat with director Olivier Dahan.

Back in October 2013 the Frenchman had railed publicly to national newspaper Liberation about his displeasure over the fact that there were two versions of the film – his cut and the Weinsteins’ cut. Lotus Entertainment handled international sales.

Earlier this year it emerged that Grace Of Monaco would not get a Us theatrical »

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Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ Soars with 24 Nominations

16 July 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” leading the pack with 24 nominations — including one for outstanding drama series.

Limited series “American Horror: Freak Show” and “Olive Kitteridge” were the second- and third-highest nominees with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.

Also competing in the drama series category alongside “Game of Thrones” are Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”

Comedy series nominees include “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “”Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Thanks to “Game of Thrones’” haul, HBO set a new Emmy best by raking in 126 noms in total, topping its previous high of 124 set in 2004.

ABC was a distant second with 42, followed by NBC and CBS with 41 apiece. FX Networks claimed 38 and Fox grabbed 35. Netflix was »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Back to the Future turns 30: How the world looked in 1955, 1985 and 2015

1 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.

Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.

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Marty sweeps to victory at the Oscars, winning for Best Picture, Director and Actor

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Happy Birthday, Nicole Kidman! Let's Look Back at the Oscar Winner's Hair Evolution

20 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy Birthday, Nicole Kidman! The Oscar winner turns 48 today and we're celebrating her 3 decades in Hollywood with a look back at her incredible tress transformation.  Because let's be real: No matter the color or texture, she's always having a good hair day.   Currently Keith Urban's other half is rocking a strawberry blond bob, but we've also seen her with voluminous curls (we're talking Julia Roberts levels!) and even super sleek butter blond locks á la Grace Kelly. So in honor of Nicole's big day let's take a trip down mane memory lane. »

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Biggest Professional Regret: Turning Down 'Doctor Who'

19 June 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them:[1] David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries. »

- Andre Soares

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Filmmakers Take Advantage of Monaco’s No-Fee Production

11 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Monaco has ranked as a desirable shooting location for international productions ever since Alfred Hitchock lensed “To Catch a Thief” there in 1954.

Despite lacking a tax shelter, in the past two decades Monaco has hosted such films as Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Twelve,” Robert Downey Jr. starrer “Iron Man 2,” Pascal Chaumeil’s “Heartbreaker” and Pierre Salvadori’s “Priceless.”

With its ornate Casino (pictured above) and Opera, and palaces like the Hermitage and Hotel de Paris, the luxurious neighborhood known as Monte Carlo ranks among the world’s most opulent places.

Since Monaco isn’t part of France, it doesn’t offer the same attractive tax incentives — a 20% tax rebate capped for foreign productions — but it boasts low business taxes (and no income taxes for individuals).

Charles III, the prince of Monaco and a film lover, has inherited the public-image awareness of his mother, Grace Kelly, and understands the power of media. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Paul Haggis Got Oscar Isaac to Exchange His Beard for a ‘Wacky’ Retro Mustache

11 June 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Oscar Isaac is having a boom year, with Ex Machina out this spring and the new Star Wars looming in December. This summer, he’ll be on the small screen in HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero, as Nicholas Wasicsko, the mayor of Yonkers during a 1980s battle over public housing in the city. Vulture ran into director Paul Haggis, who, along with David Simon, co-created Show Me a Hero, at a screening of Rear Window hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-usa. We pressed him on what it was like to work with Simon and Isaac. “David’s a lovely man. Oscar’s a pain in the ass,” joked Haggis. “No, he’s an incredibly talented actor. I’d just sit back and admire him often. He didn’t need much direction.”But more important, how did Haggis get Isaac to shave his glorious, much-beloved beard? “Well, he was playing a real-life character, »

- Kat Ward

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Film Festival Orphans ‘Nightingale,’ ‘Stockholm’ Click with TV Audiences

11 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elliott Lester’s David Oyelowo starrer “Nightingale” premiered at the L.A. Film Festival in summer 2014. Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco” opened the Cannes Film Festival one month earlier. And Nikole Beckwith’s “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” featuring bravura turns from Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon, bowed in competition this spring at Sundance. All were subsequently picked up for distribution and are expected to cast a serious shadow on the upcoming awards race.

Of course, the awards in question are Emmys, and the distribs are HBO, Lifetime and Lifetime, respectively. While television’s pull on topnotch feature helmers and actors is old news, cable networks have recently started looking to film festivals to supply quality product. And filmmakers are finding a new avenue to chase viewers and laurels outside of the beleaguered indie distribution apparatus.

In the case of “Nightingale,” the film bowed to scant attention while Oyelowo »

- Andrew Barker

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Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in High Noon – This Weekend at Webster University

10 June 2015 8:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

High Noon (1952) is considered a classic for good reason. It’s about a man not too different from us, who faces an enemy from his past alone precisely because no one else will if he doesn’t. High Noon gets me just with the cast alone. Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lee Van Cleef, and Lon Chaney. I mean come on, that’s a fantastic cast. They all add to the movie in one way or another. Cooper is absolutely superb as Will Kane – the weary marshal who’s reluctant to give up his star. He anchors the movie. It’s his journey as high noon approaches quickly and we’re spellbound by his plight. Kelly plays his newlywed wife and is less naive than you’d think. Thomas Mitchell is the mayor of this small town and his scene at church is a highlight of the film. Then »

- Tom Stockman

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 8-14

8 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on Netflix

"Orange Is the New Black"

It's here! Season 3 of Netflix's crazy addictive prison dramedy is available Friday, June 12. Hopefully you've got tiii-iii-iiime to stream all 13 episodes in one long binge.

"Nightcrawler"

Jake Gyllenhaal gets creepy as a freelance crime journalist in L.A. in this highly acclaimed thriller. Catch it on Netflix starting June 10.

"Grace of Monaco"

This one ... was not so critically acclaimed, but sometimes the critics get it wrong, or the bashing just lowers expectations enough that the film is a pleasant surprise. No promises, but check out Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III, when "Grace of Monaco" hits Netflix on June 8.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Serena"

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper make a great on-screen team ("Silver Linings Playbook, »

- Gina Carbone

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'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

28 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

You might remember "Grace of Monaco." A Grace Kelly biopic directed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en Rose") with Nicole Kidman in the lead and Tim Roth as her Prince Rainier, the film was picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company and landed an opening night slot at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It seemed like a perfect combination of material and talent, and a possible awards player. But it ended up panned on the Croisette and destined for a premiere on the Lifetime television channel here in the Us. Earlier this week, the film's screenwriter, Arash Amel, took to Twitter to live-Tweet the Lifetime airing and, well, he had a lot to say. "The purpose of this live Tweet is to correct the record, an explanation, an apology and most of all a bit of lighthearted fun," he wrote, tagging each of his Tweets with the #GOMFacts hashtag. If »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Grace of Monaco’ Screenwriter Live-Tweets Troubled Film’s Lifetime Debut

26 May 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic, “Grace of Monaco” has had a tumultuous journey to the screen: initially generating Oscar buzz after being picked up by the Weinstein Co. in 2013, before skipping theaters and eventually premiering on Lifetime on Memorial Day.

Set in 1962, the film takes place six years after Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and finds the princess longing to return to her acting career. The film received a critical drubbing at its Cannes premiere in 2014, with Variety’s Scott Foundas calling it a “cornball melodrama.”

In an attempt to shed light on the film’s behind-the-scenes turmoil, screenwriter Arash Amel live-tweeted the entire premiere.

“The purpose of this live tweet is to correct the record, an explanation, an apology and most of all a bit of light hearted fun,” Amel tweeted. “Also consider this to be the writer’s dvd commentary.”

According to Amel, the cut »

- Seth Kelley

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Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco Lifetime Movie Sure Was Pretty (But Not Very Good)

26 May 2015 1:43 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

This is not a drill: Nicole Kidman is starring in a Lifetime movie! Of course, Grace of Monaco was not made for the cable network — the biopic about actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly debuted on Lifetime May 25 after years of distribution troubles. The movie follows Hollywood icon Kelly as she marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco, transitioning from big screen star to political figure during the 1960s. The film was originally supposed to premiere in 2013, wound up opening the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, and didn't [...] »

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New on Netflix: June 2015

21 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

New on Netflix this June: "Sense8," the new sci-fi drama from Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix" trilogy) and "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski, in which eight strangers suddenly find themselves mysteriously connected. Also, look for the return of Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" on June 12.

As for movies, you won't want to miss Jake Gyllenhaal's terrifyingly great turn in "Nightcrawler." Also new: "Life of Crime" and "Cake" with Jennifer Aniston; Philip Seymour Hoffman's last completed film, the spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man"; Gina Prince-Bythewood's acclaimed film "Beyond the Lights" starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a rising singer; not to mention the critically panned "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.

Below is a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in June 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered »

- Sharon Knolle

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

18 May 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

2. Rachel Getting Married »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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