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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed generations of celebrities in red carpet and evening gowns, has died after battling cancer at 82.
In the early 1960s, he came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and founded an influential New York fashion house. Among the actresses who appreciated his glamorous red carpet gowns were Audrey Hepburn, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. One of his most recent commissions was Amal Clooney’s wedding dress.
His name was so synonymous with high fashion that an entire “Sex and the City” episode was based on the idea of Carrie Bradshaw receiving a knee-length red poufy dress from her boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky.
He can also be seen in 2009 documentary “The September Issue,” about the making of Vogue magazine’s huge annual fall edition.
Though his ruffles and slinky satin dresses were undeniably feminine, he told Elle magazine, »
- Variety Staff
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Reynolds celebrated together over the weekend as they each received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. The Canadian actors were all smiles at the yellow carpet event Saturday in Toronto. See photos: Penelope Cruz Named Esquire's 2014 ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ HBO has been circling McAdams for weeks now for the female lead role on the second season of “True Detective,” while fans have been waiting impatiently for years for Reynolds to put back on the mask of Deadpool in a spinoff film, finally greenlit and put on the schedule for Feb. 2016. Reynolds was actually named to Canada's. »
- Jason Hughes
Lyon – Accepting the sixth Lumière Award at Lyon’s Lumiére Festival in France, Pedro Almodóvar spoke with his heart, as Quentin Tarantino had a year before, about what really drives his filmmaking career.
Reading his acceptance speech, translated by Juliette Binoche, he was accompanied on stage brother Agustín, his producer of nearly 30 years standing, and emblematic actresses from his films: Marisa Paredes (“High Heels,” “The Flower of My Secret”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”) and Rossy de Palma (“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”).
In the audience were, Keanu Reeves and director John McTiernan, Michael Cimino, Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”), Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”), Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Paradis, Gaspard Ulliel (“Saint Laurent”), Italy’s Valeria Golino, Jaime Rosales, and, among industry figures Pathé’s Jerome Seydoux, Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval, Pierre Ange Le Pogam, Samuel Haddida plus Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker.
“I was born in the ’50s, »
- John Hopewell
The Lumière Festival was created by Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux and Lumière Institute President Bertrand Tavernier six years ago here in Lyon, the birthplace of cinema. As the week-long event that wraps tomorrow has grown, it has become a favorite stop on the calendar for filmmakers, film buffs and friends of Frémaux to attend. It includes restorations, masterclasses and retrospectives, but no competition. And it’s not just art-house either — tonight’s program includes an Alien marathon presented by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and a screening of Die Hard with John McTiernan hosting. Last year’s Prix Lumière winner, Quentin Tarantino, spent several days soaking up the scene here in 2013. This year’s recipient of the Lumière Prize, which has previously also gone to Milos Forman, Gérard Depardieu, Ken Loach and Clint Eastwood, was Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.
On Friday night, a two-and-a-half hour tribute to Almodovar concluded with a rousing »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb (photo: Misty Upham and Juliette Lewis) Actress Misty Upham, who had gone missing since October 6, 2014, was found dead on Thursday, October 16, in a wooded area along the White River in suburban Seattle. The cause and time of death remain unclear. Best known for her roles in Frozen River, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and August: Osage County, Upham was 32. According to a statement her father, Charles Upham, sent to media outlets, Misty Upham was last seen on October 5, walking from her sister's apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington. Her father added that she suffered from bipolar disorder and had bouts of depression and anxiety — she had gone missing in the past — but said he didn't believe she was suicidal. "The truth is Misty is not stressed over money or career. Her career is going great," he wrote last Sunday, October 12. "As her »
- Anna Robinson
Portia de Rossi had a dream come true when she joined the cast of ABC's “Scandal.” The “Arrested Development” star admitted on ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday that it took a bit of hounding creator Shonda Rhimes to make it happen. “Hounding in Hollywood terms really means my agents called her agents more than was appropriate,” she said. But it worked, as she got a meeting followed by an akward phone call. When her agent told her he had “Scandal” news, she didn't think of the show and instead thought she was embroiled in a scandal. See photos: Penelope Cruz »
- Jason Hughes
Chelsea Handler and Ellen DeGeneres reunited after what would be an awkward encounter for most people. “The last time I saw you, you were — well you were naked,” DeGeneres said when Handler appeared on her “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday. DeGeneres appeared in a sketch on the last episode of Handler's E! talk show, “Chelsea Lately.” It was a recurring bit where Handler interacted with celebrities while in a communal shower. Some of the stars have been naked right beside Handler, but DeGeneres was not one of them. See photos: Penelope Cruz Named Esquire's 2014 ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ “I texted Ellen. »
- Jason Hughes
Penelope Cruz is stunning and all natural in a new photo spread for Esquire magazine. She breaks the stereotype that actresses over 40 must get lifted, Botoxed and breast-enhanced to have a career in Hollywood. Granted Penelope probably has good genes, but she exudes a natural beauty for her age that no plastic surgeon could ever improve with a nip or tuck. [...] »
Exclusive: When Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu stumbles into a suite in the Park Hyatt with his co-writers Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Nicolas Giacobone and Armando Bo, each feels the influence of last night’s party after their film closed the New York Film Festival. A little hung over and more than a little giddy at the rousing response given their frenzied film that was backed by New Regency and will be released Friday by Fox Searchlight, they swap stories of a wild night that included card tricks by street magician David Blaine that left them dumbstruck. Mostly, they are relieved to have pulled off a major parlor trick with Birdman, a satire that in equal measure skewers Hollywood’s superhero fixation, artistic insecurity, and even holier-than-thou critics who kill Broadway shows.
They did it with a movie that plays more like Black Swan than any recent Oscar buzzworthy black comedy to come along since. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Eva Green is the picture of old Hollywood glamour in the just-released cover image for Campari’s 2015 Calendar.The "Sin City" actress looks absolutely sinful in a silky red gown for the cover photo, shot by famed photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. The theme of this year’s calendar is "Mythology Mixology," which celebrates the brand's 150-year history. The "Penny Dreadful" star is following in the stunning footsteps of Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Milla Jovovich, who have all posed for the company's annual sultry spread. Just a lucky few will be able to snag the exclusive calendar as only 9,999 copies will be released. We can’t wait to see the rest of Eva’s shots when the full calendar is unveiled on November 5th! What do you think of the Campari cover girl's glamorous look? Sound off in the comments below. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Javier Bardem is said to be in talks to play the villain in the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Javier Bardem is said to be playing a ‘ghost pirate’ who clashes with Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Jared Leto was also allegedly approached first for the role but bowed out, while Christoph Waltz was also rumoured for the villain role in the fifth instalment as well.
Javier Bardem’s wife, Penelope Cruz appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and could be set to reprise her role. Actors Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Jack Davenport have all been rumoured to return but there is no official word as of yet.
- Thomas Roach
It looks like Javier Bardem might still have a bone to pick with Jack Sparrow after Sparrow's last Pirates of the Caribbean adventure ended with Bardem's wife, Penélope Cruz (Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive 2014), stranded on a deserted island. His plans for revenge look to be coming to fruition sooner than later as earlier today, TheWrap reported that the Academy Award winner is in early talks to play the villain in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will be the fifth installment in the billion-dollar Johnny Depp-led franchise. The role in question is that of Captain Brand, who is "a ghost bent on revenge against Capt. Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for the murder of his brother." The fifth Pirates of the Carribbean adventure will see both Johnny Depp return as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush return as Barbossa. Outside of them, it »
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 may well have found its chief antagonist, with Javier Bardem reportedly in talks to play Jack Sparrow’s latest enemy. The Wrap reports that Bardem is currently negotiating with Disney to play the villain of the piece, a ghost captain who blames Sparrow for the death of his beloved brother. Christoph Waltz had initially been linked to the role, but Disney are thought to have made an offer to the Spanish actor whose wife, Penelope Cruz, appeared in the last instalment in the franchise. THR also confirms...
- George Wales
Bardem is reportedly set to play a ghost captain who blames Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow for the death of his brother and is searching for a supernatural object to aid him.
Another key role yet to be cast is a love interest for Depp, a woman who is accused of being a witch. Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg are directing the film.
Geoffrey Rush is also reportedly set to return as Barbosa in the project which begins a five month shoot next year in Australia.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Javier Bardem seems to love playing villains. A couple of his best villainous roles include Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men and Silva in Skyfall. Now according to The Wrap, the actor is in talks to play the villain in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, which might be titled Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Christoph Waltz was previously rumored to be up for the role of Captain Brand, but the latest report claims that Bardem currently holds the offer and is in discussions. If cast, the actor would join Johnny Depp. It was also recently revealed that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role if the studio offered it to him. He did say that there have been some discussions.
- Joey Paur
Javier Bardem is reportedly in early discussions to play the villain in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
According to The Wrap, Bardem has been approached to play Captain Brand, a ghost out for revenge against Sparrow, who he blames for his brother's murder.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey Rush has been tipped to reprise his role as Barbossa, while new characters could reportedly include a British soldier and a young girl Rush is protecting.
He was courted for the role of a pirate in the last year – that would be Blackbeard in Pan, which ultimately went to Hugh Jackman – but someone else clearly thinks Javier Bardem would make a malicious mariner. The actor is in talks to be the villain in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem’s only at an early stage of discussions for the role, so he may not end up taking it. The film itself is still cloudy, but he’s apparently circling the part of a ghostly pirate captain who holds Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow responsible for the death of his brother and is on the hunt for a supernatural McGuffin to help his quest.If Bardem takes the role, he'll be following his missus, Penelope Cruz, into the world of the pirates after her role in On Stranger Tides. »
Following in the footsteps of off-screen wife Penélope Cruz, who co-starred in 2011′s On Stranger Tides, Oscar winner Javier Bardem has entered talks to play the villain in the long-in-development Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Though talks are in early stages, Bardem would reportedly take on the part of a ghost captain who blames Captain Jack Sparrow (franchise star Johnny Depp) for the death of his brother and seeks a supernatural object to help him enact his vengeance.
Little else is known about the plot of Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will be directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, though producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed that it will be “more of a straight pirates movie” without all of the fearsome sea beasties that complicated the second and third installments. Geoffrey Rush is returning as Captain Barbossa, and »
- Isaac Feldberg
Javier Bardem may soon be going from Bond Villain to Ghost Pirate. While development on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been extremely slow, things are finally starting to pick up in anticipation of filming beginning in February 2015. Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were hired over a year ago, but then word went quiet as Disney worked to bring the budget down. With Johnny Depp’s schedule cleared after he finishes Alice in Wonderland 2, production is finally set to get underway in Australia early next year. And as filming looks to begin, Rønning and Sandberg are starting to put together their cast. The first piece in the puzzle is the villain, and Bardem is the one with the offer to take the role. More after the jump. The folks over at The Wrap were the first to report that Bardem is in early talks to play the villain »
- Adam Chitwood
Like wife, like husband? Penelope Cruz (aka Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive) logged time in the franchise world by appearing "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and now her husband is being offered a role in the watery franchise. The Wrap reports that Bardem is in early talks to play the villain in the fifth entry in the long-running series. Christoph Waltz was apparently rumored, but instead Bardem is the guy now eyeballing the part. Of course, the actor has done the bad guy thing before in "No Country For Old Men" and "Skyfall," and his villains are certainly never subtle. So he would fit perfectly in the 'Pirates' arena, where everything is painted in broad, eyeliner ready strokes. We should have this confirmed soon, as according to Inside Film, pre-production on the sequel —to be directed by “Kon-Tiki” filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg— will kick off this month, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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