1-20 of 484 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Well, that's one way of showing you love someone ...
Kanye West commissioned a Warhol portrait of his fiance Kim Kardashian. No, he didn't get Andy Warhol to paint the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star (obviously) -- the portrait was created by Monica Warhol, the niece of Andy.
According to In Touch, the portrait cost $30,000 (see the finished product here). "It's a special gift," Monica says of the opportunity to paint pop culture icons. "I am picking up where Andy left off, and Kim is the perfect addition to the Warhol legacy."
Monica strongly believes that Andy would approve of having Kim "Warholified" as Monica likes to call it. "There is no way Andy Warhol would not have painted her," Monica says. "Kim is manufactured gorgeous and is beyond fabulous. How could Andy not have been inspired to paint her like he did Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor?"
We would disagree, »
For some, the dawn of AIDS seems a lifetime ago. In reality, it has been 30 million lifetimes ago.
HBO's documentary "The Battle of amfAR," airing Monday, Dec. 2 - the day after World AIDS Day - reminds us how this pandemic seemed to come out of nowhere 30 years ago and kill an estimated 30 million.
The film traces how two very different women, Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Mathilde Krim, created the American Foundation for AIDS Research, an international nonprofit dedicated to AIDS research, HIV prevention and advocacy of humane public policy regarding the disease.
"We always knew AIDS was devastating so many communities globally and wouldn't go away until we found a cure," says Kenneth Cole, amfAR's chairman and the film's executive producer, to Zap2it.
Cole, the designer who has long promoted socially significant messages, has been involved with amfAR since it began. After Taylor's death nearly two years ago, "it »
On TV this Monday: The Blacklist keeps us guessing, Noah Wyle visits the Lab Rats, Hostages are on lockdown and Rick and Morty premieres. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Related | Did Hart of Dixie‘s Fall Finale Unleash a Hanukkah Miracle? And More TV Qs
8 pm Almost Human (Fox) | An old cop »
The HBO documentary The Battle of AmfAR gives a swift overview of the creation of the foundation (the American Foundation for AIDS Research) since its inception in 1985, thanks to a partnership between research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor. Fame is an important part of amfAR's story, and its very documentation carries through with that idea: directed by Oscar-winner Rob Epstein and Emmy-winner Jeffrey Friedman, Battle is also executive produced by fashion designer Kenneth Cole, who is amfAR's board chairman. That last point is important, because the documentary is essentially put together as a
- Allison Keene
Even Elizabeth Taylor watched "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." In an article about the late film icon, her great-grandson Finn McMurray recalls spending time with Taylor while watching TV shows like "Buffy" and "CSI."
"We'd watch bad TV and eat popcorn," the 15-year-old tells People. "She was so much fun."
Some might take fault with someone calling Joss Whedon's show "bad TV," Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn't. "All I heard in the article was Elisabeth Taylor watched Buffy. I don't care how she may have regarded it(even if she was incorrect)#ILoveLiz," she tweets.
Are you surprised Taylor watched "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"? »
A Conversation with Edith Head will be held at The Sheldon Ballroom in St. Louis on December 6th and 7th
All About Eve, Roman Holiday, The Ten Commandments, A Place In The Sun, The Sting. These great films and hundreds more have one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897–1981). The small woman with the familiar straight bangs, black-rimmed saucer glasses, and unsmiling countenance racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a sixty-year career. The golden age of Hollywood sparkled with extravagant cinematic productions and stars such as Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Mae West, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Redford were made even more glamorous by donning the costumes designed by incredibly talented Ms Head.
Theater director Susan Claassen, a New Jersey native got the idea for a project based on Edith Head several years ago after »
- Tom Stockman
From the set of Cleopatra to the Cannes International Film Festival to Mexico to Switzerland, Elizabeth Taylor's children saw plenty of the world. Growing up the son of a screen legend "was great, kind of circus-like," says Christopher Wilding. "The big tent folds and moves to the next city." And wherever they called home, the 58-year-old adds, Taylor "took great pains to create a stable family life" for the four children she adored. In this week's issue of People, Taylor's family shares intimate memories and rare pictures of their mother for the first time in honor of her AIDS activism, »
- Elizabeth McNeil
Who's Afraid of Richard Pryor's Sneakers! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Dan Ireland introducing Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton classic "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"Writer-director Mike Nichols, then known for broadway comedies and his satirical work with Elaine May, surprised everyone by choosing Edward Albee’s incendiary psychodrama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf as his motion picture debut. Filmed on the campus of Smith College in Massachusetts, it’s a cinematic one-two punch thanks to the gloves-off performances of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (who bulked-up to a fighting weight of 155 lbs). Taylor snagged an Oscar (along with co-star Sandy Dennis and cinematographer Haskell Wexler). Albee had wanted James Mason and Bette Davis for the leads (in 1980 Nichols and May themselves starred in a New Haven revival). »
- Trailers From Hell
The sequel to the Hunger Games may smack of second helpings, but it nonetheless remains surprisingly tasty
Just when she thought she was out, those capricious reality-tv fascists pull her back in! When we last saw her, in the previous Hunger Games movie, triumphant Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) was under the distinct impression that winning this life-or-death dystopian contest for attractive teens meant that she didn't have to take part any more. But oh no. America's tyrant President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has other ideas.
Infuriated by the way Katniss is becoming a focus for anti-government activism, he now decides she must enter some new all-star Hunger Games event, so that she can be killed off, hopefully becoming nationally unpopular along the way by brutally killing other people. Katniss is decked out in queenly garb for this new gladiatorial contest, like Liz Taylor's Cleopatra showing up in Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Kim Kardashian proved she shifted her post-pregnancy pounds at Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York where she flaunted her figure in a sheer tunic jumper and a hip hugging skirt. She had been joined by her younger sister Kendall Jenner as the two reality TV stars sought the attention of the paparazzi. Meanwhile Kim K was praised as more professional on set than real models, according to photographer Bruce Weber. The famed lensman insists the 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star was "wonderful" to work with and he chose to shoot her for the March cover issue of high fashion magazine DuJour because of her warm persona around staff on set. Weber - who has snapped such icons as Cindy Crawford and the late Elizabeth Taylor - revealed that Kim is more favourable to work with than many other models and celebrities he has shot. Being interviewed »
Angelina Jolie accepted a special honor on Saturday, when she became the youngest person to ever receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' fifth annual Governors Awards in La. The Oscar statuette was presented to acknowledge Angelina's achievements in activism, including her work for the United Nations and her film projects related to humanitarian issues: A Mighty Heart and In the Land of Blood and Honey. On the red carpet, she was joined by Brad Pitt, who wore Saint Laurent, along with their son Maddox, and she gave a sweet shout-out to her family during her acceptance speech. "My family, my love, your love and support make everything possible," she said. "Mad, and your brothers and sisters, there is no greater honor than being your mom." Last year's winner was Oprah Winfrey, and other past recipients include Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
View Photo Gallery
Let’s be honest, we all love love. The butterflies, the head-spinning, the can’t-stop-thinking-about-that-special-someone feeling. Y’all know what I’m talking about. Drew Barrymore, Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Taylor and Halle Berry are just a small selection of the many celebrities who’ve fallen under love’s spell… several times. Some are guilty of wedding thrice and some are guilty of wedding up to nine times! Check out our gallery of 20 Celebrities Who’ve Been Married At Least 3 Times to find out which celeb ranks highest in exes! »
- Samantha Friedman
Sandy Cohen previews this weekend's Governors Awards from the motion picture academy. Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins will be among the presenters for a private, untelevised dinner. Oscar winner Angelina Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, following in the footsteps of Quincy Jones, Jerry Lewis, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Oprah Winfrey. Three-time acting nominee Angela Lansbury, frequent ceremony host Steve Martin, and five-time nominated costume designer Piero Tosi will each receive an honorary statuette. Huffington Post. Robert Bianco compares the recent rise in quality for "The Good Wife" with the decline of "Homeland". He refers to the CBS legal show starring Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles as "the best drama on television at the moment, bar none." He calls the Showtime thriller with Claire Danes and Damian Lewis "simpler and less intriguing" in its third season. USA Today. John Oliver jumps ship »
All About Eve, Roman Holiday, The Ten Commandments, A Place In The Sun, The Sting. These great films and hundreds more have one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897–1981). The small woman with the familiar straight bangs, black-rimmed saucer glasses, and unsmiling countenance racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a sixty-year career. The golden age of Hollywood sparkled with extravagant cinematic productions and stars such as Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Mae West, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Redford were made even more glamorous by donning the costumes designed by the incredibly talented Mrs. Head.
Theater director Susan Claassen, a New Jersey native, got the idea for a project based on Edith Head several years ago after she watched a televised biography of the designer. She realized that her physical resemblance to the designer was uncanny, »
- Tom Stockman
Academy Award winner George Clooney and rising star Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") are among the honorees as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles pays tribute to some of the biggest names in show business during the Britannia Awards 2013, airing Sunday, Nov. 10, on BBC America.
British actor Rob Brydon, best known to BBC America audiences for his role as the heroine's eccentric Welsh uncle in the long-running Britcom hit "Gavin and Stacey," hosts the two-hour special, which was recorded Nov. 9 in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
In addition to Clooney and Cumberbatch, also due for recognition during the program are Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley, controversial comic and actor Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat"), and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba from the BBC America detective drama "Luther."
Unlike many other honors, the Britannia Awards are not presented in competition, »
Nearly 60 years after his death, James Dean is still mourned by millions of fans throughout the world. Despite only making three films – all of them for Warner Bros. – Dean became one of Hollywood’s most spectacular stars, and almost 60 years later still remains an internationally compelling force, an iconic image, and a cult favorite of timeless fascination.
On 28th October, 2013, Warner Home Video will release East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), on remastered Blu-ray™ as the James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition – a limited and numbered six-disc set that boasts three feature-length documentaries about Dean’s life including James Dean Forever Young, narrated by Martin Sheen; American Masters James Dean Sense Memories and George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey. Packaged in a double-wide gift set, the collection also contains a 48-page photo book with behind-the-scene images and rare insight into each film. »
- Matt Holmes
Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari jewellery sets off Italy's postwar glory years in V&A's The Glamour of Italian Fashion show
The extraordinary glamour and craftsmanship of Italian fashion in the second half of the 20th century – and how the fashion industry helped to transform the fortunes and image of a country devastated by the second world war – are to be the focus of The Glamour of Italian Fashion, a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in April 2014.
The exhibition will deliver a feelgood fillip to an Italian fashion industry currently in crisis. The fashion industry's appetite for newness has led to Italian designer fashion, dominated for decades by the same names – Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana – finding itself overshadowed by exciting new design talent in London, »
- Jess Cartner-Morley
Vivien Leigh biography, movies, and photo exhibit among centenary celebrations (photo: Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson in ‘That Hamilton Woman’) [See previous post: "Vivien Leigh Turns 100: Centenary of One of the Greatest Movie Stars."] From November 30, 2013, to July 20, 2014, London’s National Portrait Gallery will be hosting a Vivien Leigh photo exhibit, tracing her life and career. The exhibit will be a joint celebration of both Leigh’s centenary and the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind. (Scroll down to check out a classy Vivien Leigh video homage. See also: “‘Gone with the Wind’ article.”) Additionally, the British Film Institute is hosting a lengthy Vivien Leigh and Gone with the Wind celebration, screening all of Leigh’s post-1936 movies, from Fire Over England to Ship of Fools — and including The Deep Blue Sea ("a digital copy of the only surviving 35mm print we were able to locate; the condition is variable"). I should add that Terence Davies recently »
- Andre Soares
Well, fiddle-dee-dee: Today is Vivien Leigh‘s 100th birthday, and if that doesn’t make you arch your meticulously crafted brow and seek out the kindness of strangers, we have nothing in common. Leigh is not only one of the most spellbinding and striking movie stars we’ve ever had, but her legendary commitment to character shined in both Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, two films that earned the Academy Award for Best Actress. In the age of biopics like My Week With Marilyn and the upcoming Grace of Monaco, one must wonder why we don’t crave more historical re-inspection of Leigh, once billed as “the outstanding actress of her generation.” (That said: I thought Julia Ormand did a wonderful job in a bit role as Leigh in the aformentioned Marilyn film.)
To celebrate the centennial of Leigh’s birth in British India, here are »
- Louis Virtel
Moviefone's DVD of the Week:
What's It About? The first installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of the beloved J.R.R. Tolken novel, "The Hobbit," follows an epic quest to retain a treasure. Martin Freeman stars as the titular Bilbo Baggins hobbit (the younger version of Ian Holm's Bilbo), who travels with a pack of dwarves to reclaim their stolen treasure from the vicious dragon Smaug.
Why We're In: While Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey" is in no way as grand or as incredible as his "Lord of the Rings" films, it is still a fun and worthy visualization of the book.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week:
"James Dean: The Ultimate Collector's Edition"
- Erin Whitney
1-20 of 484 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners