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Corset training is all the rage in Hollywood as a slimming fad, but as a costuming choice?
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Cinderella star Lily James has come under fire in recent weeks for her tiny waistline in the Disney movie and promotional materials. Critics are crying Photoshop, but the actress claims that it’s her natural slim look, with the aid of a corset.
"I naturally have a really small waist and then the corset pulls it in and the skirt makes it bigger so I think the perspective makes it look even smaller," James told Et correspondent Jason Dundas at Sunday’s premiere in L.A. "But it's totally just my waist. There's no CGI."
Watch: The Stars of 'Cinderella' Reveal What Their Magic Wish Would Be
James told Dundas she wore a corset under every dress in the film, but costumers »
[Brightcove "4089468674001" "" "" "auto"] You needn't call her stepmother - Madam will do. At least those are Cate Blanchett's orders as she revels in the role of the evil stepmother opposite Lily James in Disney's Cinderella, a live-action version of the fairy tale, in theaters March 13. In this exclusive featurette clip, the Oscar-winning actress, 45, and director Kenneth Branagh discuss her turn as Lady Tremaine and just what makes someone wicked. "It's impossible with someone like Cate Blanchett - who has such talent - for her not to bring a layer of depth," the director says in the video, likening her screen presence to »
- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos
Disney is bringing the magic back with their live-action adapation of the classic Cinderella story, and they're working with us to give our local Dallas readers the chance to see the film in theaters before everyone else. Come inside to score your tickets!
As we've done in the past with some of the biggest movie releases, we're giving our awesome readers the chance to see a film in theaters before everyone else does. This time around, we're giving our Dallas readers the chance to see Disney's brand new live-action take on Cinderella, ahead of it's release. Here's all the details on the screening itself:
Date: Tuesday 03/10/2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: AMC NorthPark Mall, Dallas
So how to you snag these tickets? We're going to make things as easy as possible for fans. All you have to do is Click This Link and download your free passes (which includes a guest spot). That's it! »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Jimmy Fallon had himself a busy Monday night on "The Tonight Show," playing games with Ryan Reynolds and Kelly Clarkson and talking to Terrence Howard about the "Empire" star's (hilarious, in hindsight) Oscars flub.
Jimmy referenced how Kelly said it's been hard for her to find people to do duets with, so Jimmy sang a medley of duets with her. Moving on to Ryan, Jimmy played "Egg Russian Roulette" with Mr. Reynolds. They had to smash eggs on the tops of their heads without knowing which ones were raw. In his sit-down interview, Ryan did a pretty great Aaron Neville impression and said he thinks his baby girl might be allergic to sleep, »
- Gina Carbone
Over the past half decade Walt Disney Studios has spent a great deal of time and money to create live action versions of some of their own animated classics. While these films have performed at the box office, creatively they were often lacking. The studio may have finally found its own fairy godmother in the form of director Kenneth Branagh and his new adaptation of “Cinderella.” The Oscar nominated filmmaker is best known for shepherding new versions of "Hamlet" and "Henry V" to the big screen. The former was released almost 20 years ago, but Branagh earned a reputation for bringing a modern sense of realism to Shakespeare's creations even if the stories were still set in the distant past. This talent made him a smart choice to direct the underrated "Thor" and an even better hire for a movie that could have been just another shell for Disney’s consumer product division. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Sophie McShera posed together on the red carpet at the Cinderella premiere at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre Sunday night. ‘Cinderella’s Stars Attend Hollywood Premiere James, best known for her role of Lady Rose on Downton Abbey, plays the titular Disney princess in the live-action adaptation of Cinderella, while […]
- Chelsea Regan
Hopefully Lily James got to keep this dress after midnight, because it's just stunning. The "Cinderella" star looked like a true Disney princess at the film's red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Sunday night, decked out in a gorgeous Elie Saab couture gown, Christian Louboutin heels and simply beautiful hair and makeup. The actress was joined at the event by costars Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett, but all the attention was on Cinderella herself. The premiere was packed full of celebs and their kids, many of who wanted to score some face time with the fairytale beauty ... or, at least, the woman playing her. Mario Lopez's adorable daughter looked excited to come face-to-face with James. Sporting her own cute, butterfly-covered dress and tiara, the event was a dream come true for little Gia. And she wasn't alone! Ian Ziering also hit the red carpet with his wife Erin and their daughter Mia, »
- tooFab Staff
You know Lily James from Downton Abbey and Richard Madden from Game of Thrones, but the release of Disney's Cinderella on March 13 is bound to make them even more familiar. On Sunday, the stars gave us a picture-perfect preview of what we can expect as their careers soar to new heights, stunning on the red carpet together at the movie's premiere in La. No one was more excited than the leading lady herself, who chatted with Popsugar about the moment she felt like Cinderella. Lily simply could not stop smiling, laughing, dropping her jaw with joy, and spinning around to show off her princess-worthy gown. And then there was Richard, who looked like a modern-day Prince Charming with his sexy scruff and fitted suit. As he told us, though, his dancing in the movie didn't come as naturally. To top it all off, both stars scored face time with Cate Blanchett, »
It was a fairytale sprung to life for the pint-sized guests at Sunday evening’s premiere of Disney’s “Cinderella” held at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre.
Under a giant tent set up to keep out the rain, a bevy of fanciful attractions were arranged to enchant the crowd of plucky youngsters — many of whom were decked out in Cinderella costumes — and their celebrity parents, including a crafts table with glitter and glass slipper stamps, a manicure station featuring nail princess-inspired polish colors by Morgan, a photo booth sponsored by Jc Penney and juggling court jesters roaming the red carpet on stilts. Guests were also treated to a supper buffet of such kid-friendly edibles as macaroni and cheese, penne pasta, kale salad with goat cheese and pretzels dipped in chocolate and candied sprinkles.
- Malina Saval
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, »
- Movie Geeks
The album features original music by Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Thor”) marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford. The film arrives in theaters on March 13, 2015.
Patrick Doyle’s long-time creative collaboration with Branagh began in 1989 with “Henry V.” The film’s song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. In 1991, they re-teamed for “Dead Again,” which earned Doyle a Golden Globe-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include “Frankenstein,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet” (for which Doyle received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score), “Sleuth,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
- Michelle McCue
They say that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Traditionally, March was an unconventional month to release huge tentpole movies, but that all changed a few years ago when The Hunger Games took in $152.5 million in its opening weekend, proving that this month could be used to launch huge blockbuster franchises. To get you prepared for the month ahead, we're breaking down the five movies we're most looking forward to this March, along with an indie honorable mention. Here are the best movies awaiting you in the weeks ahead!
1Chappie - March 6
South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp returns with his third feature film Chappie, following Best Picture nominee District 9 and the sci-fi tentpole Elysium. The filmmaker goes back to his South African roots with Chappie, which centers on the title robot (voiced by Sharlto Copley), who is the first android »
The stars of Disney’s Cinderella stopped traffic at the World Premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s breathtaking live-action feature at the legendary El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, dazzling theater-goers and fans alike as they continued their tour around the world.
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
Cinderella opens in theaters March 13.
Composer Patrick Doyle, producers David Barron and Allison Shearmur, director Kenneth Branagh, actors Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Sophie McShera and Richard Madden, costume designer Sandy Powell and screenwriter Chris Weitz.
Lily James wore Elie Saab Haute Couture for the premiere.
- Michelle McCue
Big glamour on a school night! A bevy of celebrity kids stayed out late on Sunday evening, March 1, to attend the Hollywood premiere of Disney's Cinderella. Hitting the red carpet without wife Courtney Mazza, Mario Lopez was on daddy duty at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre. The Saved by the Bell alum, 41, held hands with his adorable 4-year-old daughter Gia on the red carpet. Wearing a princess dress and a crown, the little girl met the movie's stars Lily James and Cate Blanchett. Father of two Lopez [...] »
Cinderella is one of the most beloved tales in Disney's long history, and now, with the live-action adaptation of the classic story hitting screens, a whole new generation will get to enjoy the enchantment and wonder of this timeless princess tale.
One of the most spectacular and fantastical elements in the film is Cinderella's wish-granting fairy godmother -- played by Helena Bonham Carter -- and when all the stars turned out for the film's world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, they knew exactly to wish for if they had their own fairy godmother.
"I would ask for my family to be well, and healthy and happy for the rest of their lives," said star Richard Madden, who plays Prince Charming. "And an Aston Martin as well, maybe."
Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer had a similar idea of how to really make good use of a wish »
We're only three months into 2015 but already it feels like blockbuster season is here. This month sees the next instalment in The Divergent Series, a new offering from Neill Blomkamp and Disney reinventing an old classic in live-action. Add these to an Oscar winning acting showcase and the latest from Studio Ghibli and March is looking golden.
Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?
Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this March...
Release date: March 6
Why you should see it: All the talk surrounding Neill Blomkamp at the moment is surrounding his proposed Alien sequel, perhaps overshadowing the fact he actually has a new film coming out. Following on from District 9 and Elysium, the filmmaker's third feature Chappie centres on a police robot who's rebooted and develops a consciousness. Look out for a mulleted Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord playing themselves and startlingly »
Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, a whole collection of Cinderella goods for you! Disney's live-action take on its classic cartoon fairy tale, Cinderella—starring Lily James, Richard Madden, and Cate Blanchett—is nearly here! And to celebrate, the House of Mouse partnered with a bevy of fashion and beauty brands to bring you some extra-adorable princess-themed pieces. And no, these are not just for your little sister: There's a Cinderella collection for Mac, a glass slipper-sequined sweater from Lc Lauren Conrad for Kohl's, bedazzled baubles from a number of high-end jewelry makers, and yes, [...] »
Ahead of its release next month Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip for Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella which sees Cinderella meet her Prince Charming for the first time; check it out below after the official synopsis…
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to »
- Gary Collinson
According to Deadline, Joby Harold has written a “dark and gritty” take on the infamous character. At present no studios are interested in developing it, but Sony are planning on a Robin Hood movie and could be interested in using Harold’s script as its basis. The Sony plan is to create a shared universe type franchise based on Robin Hood characters, similar to Marvel’s superhero movies.
Disney are also working on a Robin Hood movie entitled Nottingham & Hood, but its unlikely they will be interested in Harold’s script as their vision is to be more like Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Luke Owen
Ella (Lily James) meets the dashing prince Kit (Richard Madden) in the first of six new clips from Disney's Cinderella. The second clip shows how Ella suddenly became Cinderella, thanks to the "clever" observations of her stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera), while her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) denies her a place at the table. We also see Ella's first meeting with Anastasia and Drisella, Kit telling Captain (Nonso Anozie) that he can't stop thinking about Ella, Kit and Ella's dance at the ball, and the Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) telling Ella that the spell will be broken at midnight.
When Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, »
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