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The indie drama stars Blythe Danner, a veteran Tony-winning stage actress who many recognize as the movie mom in the "Meet the Fockers" series --and the real mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow; their father and her husband, producer Bruce Paltrow, died 13 years ago. In that sense she's familiar with the widow Carol Peterson in "I'll See You in My Dreams," who lives a comfortable but lonely life in Los Angeles with her shaggy old dog, having not kissed another man since the death of her husband 20 years before. When she has to put down her beloved canine companion, she's shaken and starts to open up, to her depressed young pool man (Martin Starr of "Silicon Valley"), who takes her out to sing karaoke (the former singer is sensational), to her young professional daughter (Marin Akerman) and her bridge group of fun retirees (Mary Kay Place, Rhea Perlman and June Squibb »
- Anne Thompson
In April of 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow was named America's Most Hated Celebrity by Star Magazine, which makes sense considering the amount of vitriol that's so regularly spewed at the Goop lifestyle magnate online. So why does the "Iron Man" star inspire so much anger? While Gwyneth is undoubtedly out of touch with the "average person" in a chronic and frequently cringeworthy sort of way, the amount of criticism directed at her feels, to me, out of all proportion to her so-called offenses. In contrast to the insufferable kowtowing of most celebrities who have made it their mission to prove how "relatable" they are to the public at large, Gwyneth is unapologetic about the fact that she grew up privileged (she's the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and late producer Bruce Paltrow) and has no idea what it's like to be live paycheck to paycheck. "I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year, »
- Chris Eggertsen
This year’s gala will support Women in Film La's educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women in the industry and is being held on Tuesday, June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City. This year’s Crystal + Lucy Award honorees are: 2015 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film – Nicole Kidman 2015 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television – Jill Soloway 2015 Dorothy Arzner Directors Award – Ava DuVERNAY 2015 Face of the Future – Kate Mara 2015 Tiffany & Co. / Bruce Paltrow Mentorship Award – Sue Kroll 2015 Sue Mengers Award – Toni Howard "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway had great 2014-2015 awards seasons with their groundbreaking works in film and television. Nicole Kidman faces a good year ahead with Sundance drama "Strangerland," picked up by Alchemy, and Werner Herzog's Berlin premiere "Queen of the Desert," which is still seeking Us »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Sheryl Sandberg's hot-selling feminist manifesto Lean In encouraged women everywhere to embrace work, will and leadership. But now, the author has launched a new initiative to target the other half of the gender equation - the men. The Facebook COO's latest project, a partnership with the NBA, is titled #LeanInTogether, a social campaign designed to encourage men to join the push for gender equality both at home and in the workplace. The social media campaign has already hooked celebrities across the board. Actors, politicians, athletes and more have passed on the message on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, posting pictures »
- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos
Even though Blythe Danner has appeared on countless TV shows (“Will & Grace”), films (“Meet the Fockers”) and Broadway plays (“Follies”), it took her 50 years as an actress to headline a movie. On Tuesday night, the Sundance Film Festival premiered “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” a comedic drama in which Danner stars as a woman who contemplates her own mortality following a tragic loss. But that description doesn’t do this crowd-pleasing indie justice. When the film debuted at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Danner received a standing ovation. On a following morning screening, the audience showered Danner with more rounds of applause.
“I’m so overwhelmed,” Danner says later backstage. “I’m a little verklempt talking about it. I’m 71, about to turn 72. I’ve never had a film role like this.” It’s also the first time the Emmy-winning actress has received Oscar buzz, even if »
- Ramin Setoodeh
"He was kind of the love of my life," she said of beloved father Bruce Paltrow, who died at age 58 from pneumonia while celebrating Gwyneth's 30th birthday in Italy in 2002. "I'll never forget, you know, when he died and everybody was so nice, you know, people, anyone who met him loved him and knew our relationship and I remember somebody wrote me an email saying, 'You know, everybody has a father, but ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show Wednesday, where the Oscar winner and lifestyle guru dropped some pretty significant truth bombs about her career, her past loves and her legacy in pop culture.
Promoting the forthcoming comedy “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp, Paltrow touched on Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., now-ex Chris Martin, movies she’s passed on and if that classic Coldplay track is indeed about her. Here are the five biggest revelations from Paltrow and Stern’s chat:
The First “Iron Man” Was Largely Improvised
“On ‘Iron Man’ one, there was literally no script,” Paltrow »
- Matt Donnelly
... Especially when it came to her A-list exes.
In the hour-long chat, Stern of course wanted to know all about Paltrow's ex-fiance Brad Pitt, who the Shakespeare In Love star was engaged to when she was 24 years old. The beautiful blondes eventually called it quits in 1997 after three years together.
"I didn't think about it at the time, but I'm sure it did help with my career," the now 42-year-old actress admits about the start of all the paparazzi attention when the two got together on the set of Seven. "I definitely fell in love with him. He was so gorgeous, and sweet -- I mean, he was Brad Pitt, you know?"
Video: A History of Gwyneth's Former Flames
Gwyneth Paltrow got candid about her exes while talking to Howard Stern on Wednesday, looking back on her relationships with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. She and Brad were engaged back in the mid-'90s and dated for almost three years; Gwyneth explained that she "definitely fell in love with him," adding, "He was so gorgeous and sweet. I mean, he was Brad Pitt!" When things didn't work out and the pair broke up in 1997, she said that her father, the late Bruce Paltrow, was "devastated." Of their split, Gwyneth said, "I was such a kid. I was 22 when we met. It's taken me until 40 to get my head out of my ass. You can't make that decision when you're 22 years old . . . I wasn't ready, and he was too good for me." Still, she said that she and Brad are "friendly" now when they see each other. The actress also »
9 items from 2015
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