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Audrey Hepburn's beehive hairdo listed as most iconic hairstyle

30 December 2013 9:43 PM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, December 31: Audrey Hepburn's beehive hairdo, which gained popularity in classic romantic film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', has been named as the most iconic hairstyles by a hairdressing company.

The list, which was put together to mark hairdresser Toni and Guy's 50th anniversary, featured Elvis Presley's jet black quiff on the second position, followed by Bob Marley's dreadlocks, the Daily Express reported.

The fourth position was taken by Jennifer Anniston's 'Rachel' haircut in the hit series F.R.I.E.N.D.S., while Amy Winehouse's beehive hairdo completed the top 5 memorable hairdos.

The top 10 memorable. »

- Shiva Prakash

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The Lady Stanwyck: A Thrilling Look at the Star's Rise

30 December 2013 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

When Peter Guralnick released Last Train to Memphis, the first half of his superb two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, some people must have wondered, "Who needs two books to tell the story of Elvis?" They may as well have grumbled, "Two whole books about America?" Some lives, some careers, push outward and up, expanding until they burst that flimsy constraint we call a frame of reference. In 1933, Barbara Stanwyck defied the Hays Office, that huffy watchdog of our moviegoing morals, with a performance that might have been shocking if it weren't so dazzling in its cold practicality. In Baby Face, Stanwyck's Lily Powers, an oppressed young woman decidedly from the other side of the tracks, watches her abusive father die in a fire -- and almost smiles. She h »

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Legacy and Dead Celebrities – It’s Not All About the Money (Guest Blog)

30 December 2013 4:04 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Forbes’ report on the top earning dead celebrities for 2013 is topped by Michael Jackson, who earned an estimated $160 million in 2013 (enough to make Jackson the highest earning celebrity dead or alive, with Madonna coming in a distant second at an estimated $125 million). Elvis Presley came in as the second with $55 million, while legendary reggae artist Bob Marley ranked fifth at $18 million. John Lennon also made the cut, coming in at #7 on the list with an estimated $12 million earned in 2013. These numbers are impressive, but for a dead celebrity, continuing to earn money is »

- Dan Scott

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More Horror Films That Should Have Sequels

24 December 2013 10:00 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Sequels are often maligned and rarely live up to the original film on which they are based. Many sequels are thrown together, poorly written, low budget attempts to capitalize on the success of the original. However, that’s not always the case. In rare instances, sequels have even gone on to be better than their predecessor. Last December, we ran a feature exploring some of the horror titles we think should have been given the sequel treatment. Since it proved popular, we are bringing you a second round. See the first installment of this feature here.

Below, you can take a look at more of the horror films that we would like to have seen a sequel made for. 

Session 9

There are no credible reports of a planned sequel for this horror masterpiece but it would definitely be welcome by my assessment. The ending left enough to the imagination »

- Tyler Doupe

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Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley publicist Julian Myers dies, aged 95

24 December 2013 5:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Publicist Julian Myers has died, aged 95.

The veteran entertainment representative worked with many legendary stars including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

Myers was known for his sense of humour, smart outfits and "old-school" publicity stunts.

He started work as a publicist at Fox in 1948, working with several stars of Hollywood such as Cary Grant, John Wayne and Monroe.

In 1961, he opened his own publicist firm, and served as executive VP at Hanson & Schwam PR in the 1980s.

Myers continued working well after retirement age, and kept in touch with many former colleagues and journalists.

He also enjoyed running marathons, competing at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah until last year.

For over 35 years, he taught entertainment publicity at UCLA, and gave lectures for several years at Loyola Marymount.

Among his longlist of clients were Betty Grable, Deborah Kerr, Jayne Mansfield, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shelley Winters, »

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Julian Myers, Well-Known Showbiz Publicist, Dies at 95

22 December 2013 6:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julian Myers, the well-known longtime entertainment publicist who worked with stars including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, died Saturday at 95.

Known for his good humor, smart wardrobe and old school stunts, he told Variety in 1992 — past most people’s retirement age — that he was opening “round-the-clock” offices, saying he would “be available at any hour seven days a week, to the media, clients and anyone else with an urgent need for a publicist.”

After graduating USC, Myers started as a publicist at Fox in 1948 and went on to work with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Cary Grant, John Wayne and Monroe, for whom he was “backup publicist.” He stayed at Fox in charge of national newspaper and fan magazine contacts until 1961 when he opened his own publicity firm. In the 1980s, he served as exec VP at Hanson & Schwam P.R.

His wife Patsy died in October. »

- Pat Saperstein

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Julian Myers, Publicist of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, Dies at 95

22 December 2013 6:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Julian Myers, the veteran publicist who worked with Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John Wayne and others for 20th Century Fox, has died. He was 95. His son Eric confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Myers died Saturday morning of congestive heart failure in Marina del Rey, Calif. He also said that a memorial is planned for early next year. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013  While at Fox from 1948-61, Myers worked with a slew of top stars. Along with Monroe, Presley and Wayne, they included Betty Grable, Deborah Kerr, Jayne Mansfield, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shelley Winters, Claudette Colbert,

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- Kimberly Nordyke

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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is yet another master class of cinema from Joel and Ethan Coen

19 December 2013 9:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Inside Llewyn Davis

Written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

USA, 2013

It takes only a few minutes of Inside Llewyn Davis for its title character to comfortably enter the pantheon of iconic characters created by Joel and Ethan Coen. There’s no point, granted, in comparing him directly to Barton Fink or Marge Gunderson or Ulysses Everett McGill, but Davis is a person of great, maddening, recognizable complexities as much as any of those others. And though Llewyn is a consummate failure of a man, self-loathing enough that he can barely acknowledge his own faults, this new film from the Coen brothers is another high point in a filmography that is almost insultingly, consistently brilliant.

Llewyn, as played expertly by Oscar Isaac, performs folk music in Greenwich Village, circa 1961, but wants very badly to be an Important Musician, someone as big and influential a star at the time as Elvis Presley. »

- Josh Spiegel

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Readers recommend: songs about smuggling and stealing – results

19 December 2013 7:18 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pickpockets to highwaymen, bank heists to drug smuggling, the readers' collective Robin Hood act has made a treasure chest

Under the cover of darkness they came. Precious time was snatched to deliver. One reader endured terrible pain and went to hospital, another is set to move house, but this did not stop them. And another, more delightfully, saw the delivery of a beautiful baby (I dedicate this blog to you, prolific Rr regular BeltwayBandit - congratulations!), and despite all of this, during this crazy pre-Christmas period, you still brought riches. Thank you, me hearties, for your bountiful song booty! From rampant robbery to surreptitious smuggling your treasures cascaded through the cellar door of the Readers Recommend and I spent many hours admiring, examining, analysing and enjoying. I am a man poor in time, but rich in song.

And now my turn again to stand and deliver. And indeed, among all the thieves, »

- Peter Kimpton

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Michael Buble answers our Christmas Song Questionnaire: Your turn!

18 December 2013 10:06 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Michael Bublé is back with his third annual Christmas special (airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. Et on NBC), and this year’s guests are Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, whose bedazzled mic is truly something to behold. “I felt so unimportant,” Bublé jokes. “No, it was funny, we actually had a laugh about it, her and I. I like that the girls have bedazzled mics. I saw Katy Perry’s mic the other night behind the scenes at a show we were both doing together, it was glorious. They actually look like they have special powers. I expect to see it in, »

- Mandi Bierly

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'Silent Night': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- Poll

17 December 2013 6:00 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow!,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “O Holy Night,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, »

- Katie Atkinson

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Masters Of Sex Season Finale Review: “Manhigh” (Season 1, Episode 12)

16 December 2013 8:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In this culminating episode of Masters of Sex, characters compare Dr. Masters (as does Bill) to Charles Darwin, Elvis Presley and God. He is Darwin because he is shooting for scientific discoveries that the world (and a conservative community) is not quite ready for. In a similar way, the attention he gets from showing this titillating evidence makes him a swaggering Elvis type. However, with the rain falling down in nearly every scene, he is feeling a torrential downpour of his own life as things fall apart despairingly. Creating this maelstrom that touches all of the characters, Bill is God.

“Manhigh” is a strong, although very neatly wrapped, season one finale. It is an episode packed with big events – a firing, childbirth, and a wedding proposal. The main preoccupation in this episode is the debacle of Bill’s presentation. Although he fills a room of curious doctors and spectators, he stimulates their palettes too much. »

- Jordan Adler

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Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dead At Age 96

16 December 2013 7:12 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Joan Fontaine, who won the Best Actress Oscar for Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 classic Suspicion, has died in her California home at age 96. Fontaine began her film career playing attractive but nondescript characters until Hitchcock cast her as the female lead in his 1940 film version of the bestseller Rebecca opposite Laurence Olivier. The film earned her an Oscar nomination and elevated her to one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses. In 1943 she received a third and final Oscar nomination for The Constant Nymph. Fontaine also won rave notices in the film version of the Gothic novel Jane Eyre, starring opposite Orson Welles. In both films she played an innocent woman whose husband is harboring a shocking secret that is unveiled within the walls of a stately but foreboding country manor. Fontaine's other major films include Ivanhoe, The Emperor Waltz, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands, This Above All, The Women, Gunga Din, »

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‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’, a documentary about christmas music, releases a trailer

16 December 2013 4:33 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the most ubiquitous aspects of Christmas and the leadup to it is christmas-themed music. With artists from Elvis Presley to Kelly Clarkson contributing christmas songs over the years, a select few songs have become staples, often appearing in heavy rotation on radio stations as soon as December gets underway. However, a somewhat less known segment of christmas music is alternative songs, performed by artists and groups such as Run Dmc and The Flaming Lips. This segment has managed to garner its own devout following, with individuals collecting these songs. These individuals are profiled in the new documentary Jingle Bell Rocks!, and the first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.

The post ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’, a documentary about christmas music, releases a trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Elvis Presley's record player sold at Penzance Auction House

14 December 2013 3:12 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, December 14: Elvis Presley's record player has been sold at an auction to a German bidder for more than double its expected price.

The 'Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus' model, which was given as a wedding present item by 'the King of Rock and Roll' to pal Ellen Marschhauser and her husband Jim Jenkins in 1959, was expected to fetch 3,000 dollars at the Penzance Auction House.

The record player was once used by Presley as a guitar amplifier in his hotel room. (Ani) »

- Abhijeet Sen

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The top 30 underrated films of 2002

11 December 2013 9:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 05:49

The year of Baggins, Potter and Spider-Man also had a wealth of lesser-known movies. Here’s our pick of 2002's underappreciated films...

At the top of the box office tree, 2002 was dominated by fantasy and special effects. Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers made almost a billion dollars all by itself, with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets taking second place and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man not too far behind.

In many ways, 2002 set the tempo for the Hollywood blockbuster landscape, which has changed relatively little in the decade since. A quick look at 2013‘s top 10, for example, reveals a markedly similar mix of superhero movies, with Iron Man 3 still ruling the roost at the time of writing, followed by effects-heavy action flicks and family-friendly animated features.

As usual in these lists, we're looking »

- ryanlambie

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Elvis Presley's Last Love Ginger Alden Reveals Memoir Cover (Exclusive)

11 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ginger Alden, Elvis Presley's fiancée when he died in 1977, has revealed the cover for her upcoming memoir, Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story. Photos: Elvis Before He Was King Alden's title will not only narrate her relationship with the King in Graceland -- from when they first met to when he passed away -- but also "set the record straight" about their bond, and rescue the musician from the rumors and tabloid attention in which she found herself surrounded just before and after his death. She will also share details about his exploration of

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Watch Lana Del Rey’s Short Film ‘Tropico’

5 December 2013 8:31 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lana Del Rey has dropped her short film entitled Tropico, directed by Anthony Mandler, who’s also attached to direct Daniel Radcliffe in Tokyo Vice next year. Del Rey’s music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the1950s and 1960s Americana. The self-described “gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” draws influence from Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir. However, Tropico is somewhat of a change; billed as “an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption,” with Del Rey in the role of Eve. The 27-minute long film features the songs “Body Electric,” “Gods And Monsters” and “Bel Air” from her Paradise Ep, with each song accompanying one of three chapters of the story. The video premiered at The ArcLight Hollywood, and at the event, she »

- Ricky

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Movie Review - A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2013)

5 December 2013 6:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A.K.A. Doc Pomus, 2013.

Directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter.

Starring Willie Burke, Dr. John, Dion Dimucci, Ben E. King, B.B. King, Joan Osborne, Lou Reed and Doc Pomus (archival footage).


Paralyzed since childhood by polio Jerome Felder overcomes the crippling disease to become a renowned songwriter called Doc Pomus.

Often a song is associated with a group or solo artist but the originator of the tuneful and lyrical creation often becomes a historical footnote.  Filmmakers Peter Miller and Will Hechter who collaborated together on Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) have sought to rectify the oversight by casting the spotlight on the songsmith responsible for classics such as Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, A Teenager in Love, and Viva Las Vegas.

Considering all the hardships he faced it is not surprising Jerome Felder connected with Blues music.  The active child was sent away »

- Trevor

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Watch Lana Del Rey as a stripper-poet-saint in 'Tropico'

5 December 2013 11:35 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

At last night's premiere of "Tropico," Lana Del Rey announced that the short film is the final project for her 2012 breakthrough album "Born To Die" and that she'll release follow-up record "Ultraviolence" sometime next year. The new album title comes the book-turned-film "A Clockwork Orange," one of few references missing from the symbolism overload of "Tropico." Watch it here or below.   "Tropico" opens in the Garden of Eden with Del Rey as Eve and model Shaun Ross as Adam, plus Jesus, John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and a unicorn. It quickly turns into a music video for "Body »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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