Everyone knows James Dean. Like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, and John Wayne, his is a name that does and will live in enigmatic infamy. But there was a time, if you can believe it, when Dean was still an “unknown actor” whose star had yet to rise and break many, many hearts along the way. Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” the first trailer for which is finally in, looks to chronicle some of the earliest days of James Dean (played by dead ringer Dane DeHaan)’s career. Particularly, the time when a Life Magazin »
From booty shots to nude pregnancy pics, we’ve seen Kim Kardashian from every angle. But for her latest spread in Violet Grey magazine’s The Violet Files, she’s finally showing off more than just her voluptuous figure. Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath was tasked with transforming the most popular Kardashian into Elizabeth Taylor – specifically, into Elizabeth Taylor as "Cleopatra" in the 1963 film. McGrath says her goal was to draw a parallel between one of the most famous women in pop culture today with the Hollywood icon. "Elizabeth Taylor’s makeup in Cleopatra has been reacted countless times, but for Kim, I wanted to create a version that has never been done before – a futuristic 3D version," McGrath tells the mag. "I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course, to the »
- tooFab Staff
Kim Kardashian is channeling her idol. The 34-year-old beauty, who is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West, appears in Violet Grey's magazine, The Violet Files, latest cover story for which renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath transformed the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stunner into Elizabeth Taylor's iconic character from the 1963 film, Cleopatra. "Elizabeth Taylor's makeup in Cleopatra has been reacted countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version," McGrath told the publication. "I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate »
Bow down! Kim Kardashian landed the latest virtual cover of Violet Grey's The Violet Files rocking one of her boldest beauty looks to date—but in fact, she's not the focus. The soon-to-be second-time mom, 34, played model to celeb makeup artist Pat McGrath, who used the reality star's face as a canvas to reimagine Elizabeth Taylor's unforgettable Cleopatra eye makeup. "Elizabeth Taylor's makeup in Cleopatra has been recreated countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version," [...] »
Now that we know American Horror Story: Hotel will premiere on October 7th on FX, it's time to get to know the characters and inspiration of this season. At FX's Television Critics Assn. press event today, Entertainment Weekly reported what cast and crew members had to say about the new chapter of the horror anthology series. [Spoiler warning: key character details ahead.]
Ryan Murphy revealed that the decision to set this season in a hotel was influenced by the tragic and shocking 2013 death at Los Angeles' Cecil Hotel, when a woman was recorded acting strangely in an elevator before being found drowned in a sealed water tank on the hotel’s roof two weeks later.
Murphy also mentioned that Ahs: Hotel will take place in downtown L.A., so don't expect to see a rural bed and breakfast.
Also on hand at the event was Sarah Paulson, who stated that her character, Sally, is a »
- Derek Anderson
As “American Horror Story” fans know, Lady Gaga is set to join this season of the anthology series. “Ahs” creator Ryan Murphy revealed some juicy details about the nature of her character at today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. First, it looks as though Gaga -- who begins shooting on Monday -- will be making her way around some of the “Ahs” players…in the biblical sense. Okay, she’s not going to make out with the Whole cast. However, when asked how Lgbt themes would play out in “American Horror Story: Hotel”, Murphy said, "Well Dennis O’Hare’s character is named Elizabeth Taylor, so that falls into that category…Also, Lady Gaga plays a character who has relationships with Matt (Bomer), and Angela (Bassett), and Cheyenne (Jackson).” As to the nature of her character, it sounds like it will be pure, unadulterated, delicious Gaga evil – hopefully »
- Roth Cornet
The pop superstar will have onscreen “relationships” with Season 5 co-stars Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock and Cheyenne Jackson, as well as Angela Bassett, exec producer Ryan Murphy revealed Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, adding, “She’s quite a busy lady.” (Murphy later confirmed that these will indeed be “sexual” relationships.)
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Fellow Ep Brad Falchuk said Season 5, similar to Season 1’s Murder House and Season 2’s Asylum, taps into the “trapped” horror trope, »
The 2015 TCA press tour is under way and Friday, August 7 marked FX's turn to present their upcoming programming slate to critics. "American Horror Story: Hotel" kicked things off with a star-studded panel featuring Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Denis O'Hare, Chloe Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, co-creator Brad Falchuk and showrunner Ryan Murphy. Sorry, guys -- no Lady Gaga this time. (She starts shooting next week.)
Details on "Ahs: Hotel" have pretty much been kept under wraps up until today, but fortunately, each cast member finally teased a little bit about their characters, and we were right were there to take in all the juicy new details. Here's what what know about "Ahs: Hotel" so far:
-It will take place in Downtown Los Angeles.
-According to Ryan Murphy, this season "harkens back to the first season. It's much more rooted in honest, primal fears as the first season was. »
- Alana Altmann
Cole, who also featured in many of the early St. Trinians films as well as appearing opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, died at the Royal Berkshire hospital after a short illness, surrounded by his family.
In Minder, Cole starred opposite Dennis Waterman for over a decade, with Waterman stating on his friend’s passing that he had “the privilege of spending Tuesday afternoon with him and Penny and, although very frail, his wit was as evident as ever. I am so sad to hear of George’s death. His family must be devastated, and I am absolutely certain that anybody who ever knew him, will feel the same. I’m so grateful to have been a friend of this wonderful man. We worked together for many years and »
- Scott J. Davis
When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best Actress for her movie debut in Funny Girl and was established as something of an ‘individual’; usually described as ‘kooky’, she was completely different from anyone else, an innovator of style, and challenging and changing the ideas of beauty. So it is no surprise that when it came to her clothing choice for the Oscars, Streisand resisted the usual protocol of an evening gown and instead opted for a most extraordinary Scaasi-designed pant suit. Made from black, sheer, sequined net fabric, the over-blouse had a white peter-pan collar with black pussy bow and over-sized white cuffs, while in Scaasi’s own words, the ‘bell-bottomed trousers were exaggerated and had many godets flaring »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Fred Astaire ca. 1935. Fred Astaire movies: Dancing in the dark, on the ceiling on TCM Aug. 5, '15, is Fred Astaire Day on Turner Classic Movies, as TCM continues with its “Summer Under the Stars” series. Just don't expect any rare Astaire movies, as the actor-singer-dancer's star vehicles – mostly Rko or MGM productions – have been TCM staples since the early days of the cable channel in the mid-'90s. True, Fred Astaire was also featured in smaller, lesser-known fare like Byron Chudnow's The Amazing Dobermans (1976) and Yves Boisset's The Purple Taxi / Un taxi mauve (1977), but neither one can be found on the TCM schedule. (See TCM's Fred Astaire movie schedule further below.) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals Some fans never tire of watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing together. With these particular fans in mind, TCM is showing – for the nth time – nine Astaire-Rogers musicals of the '30s, »
- Andre Soares
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Football has come a long way since its first club, Sheffield Fc, was founded back in 1857.
Games are now 90 minutes long, referees are allowed to use whistles and women can have a go too but after more than a century and a half one tradition still remains… Ugly shirts. Over the years players have tried laughing off these creations as some sort of boardroom prank, only to find themselves being forced to wear something close to rainbow vomit.
Honestly, these shirts are so hideous Mario Balotelli might actually want to wear one on a night out.
In a way it’s reassuring that multi-millionaires can be forced to dress like clowns but for the fans it’s no laughing matter as a handful of clubs prove an old adage correct, money can’t by sense – or style. From garish and nauseating to the bizarre and little bit scary, »
- Damien St John
Olivia de Havilland on Turner Classic Movies: Your chance to watch 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' for the 384th time Olivia de Havilland is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 2, '15. The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner (To Each His Own, 1946; The Heiress, 1949) whose steely determination helped to change the way studios handled their contract players turned 99 last July 1. Unfortunately, TCM isn't showing any de Havilland movie rarities, e.g., Universal's cool thriller The Dark Mirror (1946), the Paramount comedy The Well-Groomed Bride (1947), or Terence Young's British-made That Lady (1955), with de Havilland as eye-patch-wearing Spanish princess Ana de Mendoza. On the other hand, you'll be able to catch for the 384th time a demure Olivia de Havilland being romanced by a dashing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood, as TCM shows this 1938 period adventure classic just about every month. But who's complaining? One the »
- Andre Soares
If you ask pretty much anyone, anywhere, chances are they'll know who people like Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey are icons of this generation. And now these stars, among others, have been transformed into icons of past generations by Carine Roitfeld and Jean-Paul Goude in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. Perry poses as Elizabeth Taylor, while holding a shredded Andy Warhol picture of her likeness over her face. The 30-year-old singer said about Taylor, "An icon transcends time. Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years...and I'm sure I'll be married just as many times!" Carey, meanwhile, wears an elaborate »
Eight-time Daytime Emmy winner Tony Geary will once and for all wrap his decades-long General Hospital run on Monday, July 27 — and ABC is doing its best to make sure you don’t miss a minute of Luke Spencer’s exit storyline.
The sudser’s new promo touts a grand, week-long farewell to the character who has toiled for the mob, saved the world from a big freeze, had Elizabeth Taylor crash his wedding, skinny-dipped with Emma Samms and…. I’m sorry, what was I saying? »
There is a shot in “Doctor Zhivago” in which Omar Sharif’s face is almost entirely veiled in shadow, so that all we see are his eyes, focused on the woman who will soon become his lover. For all the visual sweep of David Lean’s magnificently mushy 1965 romance, it contains few images as telling or revealing as this one: Here were eyes for the audience to lose itself in, but also to study closely. The film historian and professor Constantine Santas summed it up in his appreciative 2011 study of Lean’s epics, when he wrote that Sharif’s Zhivago “is frequently described as ‘passive,’ his eyes reflecting the reality he sees in reaction shots; his eyes then become the mirror of reality we ourselves see.”
It’s a conceit that could only work, of course, if your leading man had the eyes to do it justice. And Lean, the »
- Justin Chang
Munich — Rupert Everett was lauded at the Munich Film Festival on Wednesday, when he received the CineMerit Award for outstanding contribution to cinema.
Glenn O’Brien, a former member of Andy Warhol’s Factory and the first editor-in-chief of Interview magazine, which featured Everett on its cover when he was a teenager, acted as laudator. O’Brien said: “(Everett) redefined what it is to be a leading man. Part of that is he proved that you don’t need to be straight to be emotionally unavailable, and that it is important to do the roles that formulate your idea of yourself and do them in your own way.”
After he received his award, Everett said: “I feel terribly proud to be here tonight, but also I feel very unworthy, because even though in some ways one deserves an award just for surviving 35 years in show business, I really don’t »
- Leo Barraclough
Olivia de Havilland picture U.S. labor history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 (This Olivia de Havilland article is currently being revised and expanded.) Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland, the only surviving major Gone with the Wind cast member and oldest surviving Oscar winner, is turning 99 years old today, July 1. Also known for her widely publicized feud with sister Joan Fontaine and for her eight movies with Errol Flynn, de Havilland should be remembered as well for having made Hollywood labor history. This particular history has nothing to do with de Havilland's films, her two Oscars, Gone with the Wind, Joan Fontaine, or Errol Flynn. Instead, history was made as a result of a legal fight: after winning a lawsuit against Warner Bros. in the mid-'40s, Olivia de Havilland put an end to treacherous »
- Andre Soares
Andy Warhol’s sprawling Hamptons estate has hit the market at a price that rivals some of his most famous pop art. Current owner Mickey Drexler, chief executive of J. Crew clothing brand, is asking $85 million. On any given weekend, Jerry Hall, Cheryl Tiegs, Liza Minnelli, Liz Taylor, John Lennon, John Phillips, Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwill could be found idling on the beach. [...]
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'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »
- Andre Soares
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