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Yep, in this 1994 footage from the Et archives, a 15-year-old Danes is seen blading on the Venice Beach boardwalk and musing about newfound fame being just around the corner.
"It's a little frightening, but I don't want to be afraid of it," Danes said at the time.
Keep in mind that at this point in her career, the actress wasn't actually all that famous; she had spent just a few short weeks in the public eye as Angela Chase, the teen lead of My So-Called Life. (Before the ABC family drama from the producers of thirtysomething came along, her TV experience included little more than a Law & Order guest spot, pretty much a prerequisite for every actor.)
"I do feel a little powerless right now," she told Et »
Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.
Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:
Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »
The festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary, will recognize the actors both for the accomplishments of their career and for their recent turns as physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde Hawking, respectively.
“These two actors continue to impress, and we are honored to have them at Sbiff to celebrate their fantastic body of work,” said executive director Roger Durling. “Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’s performances together in ‘The Theory of Everything’ are nothing short of an astonishing collaboration, recalling the alchemy of Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker in ‘My Left Foot.'”
Redmayne and Jones will join a long list of celebrated filmmakers and actors who’ve received the award, including Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, »
- Kevin Noonan
Amy Pascal has led Sony Pictures for more than a decade. She’s endured activist investor Daniel Loeb’s calls for her head and the twin disasters that were “After Earth” and “White House Down.” She’s experienced the highs of the first “Spider-Man” trilogy and the lows of a Senate investigation into the torture depictions in “Zero Dark Thirty.” She’s developed a reputation for her shrewd creative sensibility, and has surprised people by her willingness to dispatch key lieutenants when it was expedient. She’s a survivor.
The hourglass may be running out on her time at Sony, however. The devastating hack attack has exposed emails that could jeopardize Pascal’s relationships with key talent throughout the industry. Most damaging from a public relations perspective is a series of racially-charged jokes Pascal made with producer Scott Rudin, during which the two suggested that President Barack Obama must enjoy “Django Unchained, »
- Brent Lang
Sure, we have 18 performers who have reaped bids at three key precursor prizes -- the Golden Globes, SAG and Critics' Choice Awards. But contending for that triple crown still doesn't make them sure things in the Oscars derby. Just ask Tom Hanks ("Captain Phillips"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Daniel Bruhl ("Rush"). These three thespians racked up recognition from all of these kudos last year but were snubbed on Oscar nominations morning. Who else has fallen short of expectations for an Oscar nomination? -Break- Pity poor Leonardo DiCaprio. He makes this list of dubious achievements twice. He was spurned by the actors branch of the academy for his leading performance in "J. Edgar" (2011) and his turn in "The Departed" (2006). In the case of the latter film, which went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, he was the victim of category confusion. He had reaped lead nominati »
Wealth, sex, drugs and corporate fraud – the early life of Jordon Belfort was one of extreme excess and addiction that, written down on paper, should never have been as funny as Scorsese’s film made it out to be.
It’s easy to forget that The Wolf Of Wall Street is a film about a fraudster and corrupt stockbroker becoming rich off the back of innocent people, but Belfort’s life of crime was just so bizarre and outlandish that it’s impossible not to find parts of his life extremely amusing. The addiction to quaaludes, grand beach parties and boat rides through tropical storms were just everyday events in Belfort’s life before he was brought to justice.
- Joe Pring
Fallout continues in the Sony hacking scandal and it seems that no one in Hollywood is safe as the group allegedly responsible, Guardians of the Peace, is now reportedly threatening to release new information every day.
"I'm not going to stand in judgment of somebody else's emails," Oprah Winfrey told Et. "And I feel that you cannot judge a person's life and career based upon a set of emails and we don't know even know what the context was ... People say things amongst their friends and within a company or an environment where they feel comfortable that you wouldn't want to see printed or broadcast on Entertainment Tonight. I think that I'm going to reserve judgment on it until I know more."
Et has also learned new details from the Sony hack. An executive called Leonardo DiCaprio "despicable" for dropping out of »
On Sunday night, famed attorney David Boies sent a threatening letter on behalf of Sony Pictures to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and other news organizations demanding destruction of stolen information and warning of consequences for publishing the company's secrets. If Sony does decide to go to court against the media over revelations that keep coming — Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt wish to reboot Ghostbusters, George Clooney lost faith in The Monuments Men, Sony executives weren't thrilled by Leonardo DiCaprio dropping out of a Steve Jobs biopic — the First Amendment stands as a roadblock. But maybe not
- Eriq Gardner
Sony Pictures Entertainment is trying to get out in front of the devastating cyber-attack that has left the company reeling before the next batch of stolen documents leaks online.
Co-chair Amy Pascal has been reaching out to various executives and A-list stars across the industry to apologize preemptively for any disparaging comments she might have made in her correspondence. The Weinstein Co. chairman Harvey Weinstein was among the executives and actors who received an apologetic call from Pascal, insiders tell Variety.
The studio is also becoming more aggressive in mounting a defense after spending the initial days after the hacking essentially performing triage. It is working with the Motion Picture Association of America on a letter of support that would be signed by all of the other major studio heads. The language of the letter has been a sticking point, and some rival studio chiefs are reluctant to become embroiled in the issue. »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
During Comic-Con 2014, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced that he is teaming up with Dynamite Entertainment for a comic book sequel to Django Unchained that also features the classic character Zorro. The comic book debuted in November, but now details from the Sony hack reveal that the studio may be developing an adaptation of the comic. Here's an email from Sony's Amy Pascal to Quentin Tarantino where she expresses her excitement about the movie crossover, in all caps.
"Hello Amy P Here... How Are You? I Wanna Talk About Django/Zorro When You Feel Like It ... Also I Still Wanna Do The Dion Brothers And Just Because I Didn't Get To Be A Part Of Hateful Doesn't Mean Im Ever Gonna Stop Wanting To Work With You (And Harvey) Best Always...Amy"
It isn't known what this project entitled The Dion Brothers may be about, but Quentin Tarantino did express interest in that project, »
The actors are riding high on adulation for their lead roles in The Theory Of Everything and will be the focus of a tribute at the Arlington Theatre.
The Cinema Vanguard Award was created “in recognition of actors who have forged their own path – taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.”
Previous honourees include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ryan Gosling.
Sbiff is set to run from January 27-February 7. »
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Sony’s hacking scandal isn’t slowing down, as more leaked emails hit the public. Chief executive Amy Pascal called Leonardo DiCaprio “despicable” after he backed out of a film, while other executives are pissed about the upcoming James Bond movie. Above, The Gossip Table discusses the fallout.
In other news, Taylor Swift just celebrated her birthday. The pop star performed at this past weekend’s Jingle Ball and turned 25 at midnight. Who partied with her? The Gossip Table has the details.
For more celebrity gossip and entertainment news, go to VH1 Celebrity.
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- Rahsheeda Ali
"Theory of Everything" costars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who play Stephen and Jane Hawking, respectively, will be jointly honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Arlington Theatre. "The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of actors who have forged their own path - taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film,' says the festival. Past honorees include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ryan Gosling. Watch: Watch: Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones Reveal Terrors Filming 'Theory of Everything' (Exclusive Video) As previously announced, Eddie Redmayne will also be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, a »
- Ryan Lattanzio
As I'm sure you're well aware, a massive hacking of Sony Pictures has taken place, which has resulted in a flurry of revelations as emails between Sony executives and their contacts have been made public. A variety of outlets have covered the story in detail and it all reads like a dirty memoir, while at the same time offers fascinating insight into an industry that somehow manages to keep a lot of its dirty laundry quiet. You hear rumblings every now and then, but nothing too damning or revealing. With this recent hack the studio has reportedly had to suspend filming on some of its features as it can't process payments and in our first story looking at the fallout we'll take a look at the saga of one film that was once in Sony's hands and how it came to find its way to Universal. Myself and my podcast »
- Brad Brevet
The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of actors who have forged their own path, taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. It's makes for as subjective a reading as anything, I suppose, but this year's honorees are a fair enough choice: "The Theory of Everything" stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. "These two actors continue to impress," Sbiff Roger Durling said. "Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones's performances together in 'The Theory of Everything' are nothing short of an astonishing collaboration, recalling the alchemy of Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker in 'My Left Foot.'" The accolade will be awarded during a tribute presentation on Thursday, Jan. 29. Previous Cinema Vanguard honorees include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, »
- Kristopher Tapley
David Fincher has dropped out as the director of Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra project at Sony Pictures. The studio executives are now looking at possibly hiring Martin Scorsese to direct the movie. The studio has already had a meeting with the director, and thanks to overtice.com.br, we have details on the proposal for him to direct the movie from an email sent by Mark Wyman to studio executives. The email also reveals that the director wants to bring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis to the project as well. (Note: All quoted emails have been retranslated back into English from Portuguese.)
“He had a conversation with Rick. He said that Marty is interesting, but the proposal will have to ‘impress him’ and he will want a good rate of development and producer credit. He mentioned that he will begin shooting Silence soon, you know something about this film?“He »
- Joey Paur
Peter, Lois, and Stewie couldn't make it, but Seth MacFarlane still had a pretty impressive turnout for his holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 13. The festive soiree took place at his private residence in Beverly Hills and played host to A-listers like Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn, F.K.A. twigs, Zac Efron, Kate Beckinsale, Martin Scorsese, Ashley Greene, Ryan Seacrest, Matt Bomer, Darren Criss, Lori Loughlin, Camilla Belle, Ben Savage, Debby Ryan, Riley Smith and Emilie Hirsch. An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that the venue [...] »
The actor's fears were exposed in publicly-revealed emails between him and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal which were sent earlier this year. According to The Independent, Clooney asked for "protection from all the reviews".
Clooney sent an email to Pascal on January 29 this year, with the subject line "It's getting worse". He wrote in the message: "Let's just make it a hit. I haven't slept in 30 hours. And it's 7 am."
Pascal responded with: "We will protect you by making money… that's the best revenge".
Clooney wrote back again the next day, saying: "I adore you, Amy. You are literally the only person running a studio that loves film. I fear I've let you all down. Not my intention. I apologise. I've just lost touch… »
No turning back! The embarrassing leaks keep coming in the widespread hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The same security breach that surfaced internal emails criticizing Angelina Jolie, confidential salary information, and juicy details on the off-camera dealings of big celebs, produced even more scoops this past weekend. Read the shocking comments about Jolie here. Following in the now-grand tradition of Jolie, President Obama, and Kevin Hart, Leonardo DiCaprio is targeted in the latest document dump from Sony's files. Now infamous for her strongly worded opinions about Hollywood's finest, Sony co-chairman [...] »
We've been voting for our favourite films of the year. The countdown starts here, with the films that ranked from 20 to 11...
Over the past few weeks, our writing team has been voting for their choice of their favourite film of the year. It's all very democratic, with everyone getting their chance to rank films from 5 to 1, with weighing applied appropriately. We have not reinvented the wheel here.
Still, over the coming week or two, we're going to be talking about the films that made the top 20, and we're kicking off with the ones just on the outside of the top 10. Democracy, as you are about to find out, has its drawbacks, as we'd imagine that one or two of these would be breaking into the top 10 had a few more seen the movie in question. Without further ado, though...
Steven Knight's second film as director showed an expertise »
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