1893 Mahatma Gandhi committed his first act of civil disobedience refusing to move from a whites only first class section of a train. He had a valid ticket, after all. He was forcibly ejected in South Africa's Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. This event and many others from his nonviolent revolution were reenacted by Ben Kingsley in Gandhi, Oscar's Best Picture of 1982. (You can cover a lot with a running time of 191 minutes.)
1909 Jessica Tandy is born. Steals Michelle Pfeiffer's Oscar 80 years, 9 months, and 19 days later.
1917 Rat Pack royalty Dean Martin is born. Centennial next year.
1928 Perpetually underappreciated and totally awesome director James Ivory is born. Later makes masterpieces like A Room With a View and Howards End. Where's his Honorary Oscar, AMPAS? He's 87 people get on that immediately.
1937 The original Bombshell, Jean Harlow dies suddenly at the peak of her fame at the age of 26. Where's her biopic?
In 2015, transgender people are in the news daily, but Elbe’s story was virtually unknown at the time. Reports of sex-reassignment were so rare that the world was shocked more than 20 years later to hear of Christine Jorgensen. She had been George Jorgensen from the Bronx but became a woman thanks to surgery — in Denmark, interestingly enough.
The New York Daily News on Dec. 1, 1952 ran a story headlined “Ex-g.I. Becomes Blonde Bombshell.” And people around the world began to realize that gender was not an absolute either/or fact. Jorgensen was the subject of stories in newspapers and the relatively new medium of television. So she did what any enterprising celebrity would
The venerable ABC medical drama has cast Giacomo Gianniotti — Aka faux “Lord Julien” on The CW’s Reign — to join the cast in a potentially recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. An ABC rep confirmed the Italian actor’s casting, but provided no details about his character. (My guess: He’s a new intern.)
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In addition to Reign, Gianniotti has recurred on ABC’s short-lived Selfie and BBC America’s Copper. He is also set to co-star in
With all the amazing hairstyles at the 2014 Golden Globes, it was difficult to narrow it down but we are showing you our 10 most amazing! From ages 23 to 44 — we have cut out the rest to focus on the best! It turns out, the way to up the hair ante is none other than…a gorgeous updo! Beverly Hills was bumping with buns and faux-bobs on Jan. 12. Tells us what you think of these chic celebs!
Best Golden Globe Hairstyles — The Bun Babes
You can never be overdone or underdone — when your hair is in a bun! From dark to light and loose to tight, these buns were a delight. Blonde bombshell, Margot Robbie,
Kellie's version is bubbly, jazzy and a lot of fun. Above is an short Instagram of the performance. The video isn't great, but the audio is terrific. We'll post the full video as soon as we have it. "Man With the Bag" was released as a single by Pickler earlier this year, so if you were a fan of her Marilyn Monroe-esque performance, download it now.
During her pre-performance interview, Pickler was talking about her favorite holiday foods and she had an interesting answer -- "fried okra." That sounds delicious to us, but her husband Kyle Jacobs wasn't quite sure what to make of that. Heh.
The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other.
Remember when Big Brother used to be exciting and lived up to their motto of 'Expect the Unexpected?' Well, after tonight's little switcheroo, I don't see the Big Brother that I revolved my entire summer around returning anytime soon, or rather my excitement for said show. Now, Big Brother's ominous motto of 'Expect the Unexpected' has become a joke of itself... and not a funny one that. But you are not here to read my whining. So let's get to tonight's "gamechanging" episode, and I use gamechanging lightly.
As the night began, the HGs were running around reacting to Shane's decision to put Frank on the block instead of Danielle or one of Mike Boogie's lesser liked players, like Ian. The move sent Mike into ass-kicking mode, but Frank told his mentor to chill out and trust Shane's
Tonight's Big Brother episode was a testament to how live feeds don't necessarily hold the same excitement as an actual Big Brother episode can entail. While I knew the outcome of the Pov ceremony and the chaos it caused in its wake, the editing and confessionals enhanced that knowledge threefold. However, it still didn't help deter my utter horror of the Coaches becoming players this week, because let's face it: it's going to happen.
After nominations were given, Janelle rallied her troops together to encourage them to show no ill will towards Shane for his nominations. Joe was hella pissed, while Ashley was distraught, but got over it. Janelle later went to speak to Britney, who explained that Shane's reasoning for nominating her players was backlash for Janelle and crew splitting from Britney's crew after week one.
If you want to see where everybody got the ideas for their science fiction films of the past half century, watch “Forbidden Planet.” This movie is out of this world. In fact, it was the first film to be set entirely on a planet other than Earth. It’s not unusual in Tinseltown to find folks operating on a plane of their own, but a planet of their own was simply unheard of in 1956.
The special effects – groundbreaking stuff that became an industry standard – were nominated for an Academy Award. The Oscar was won by The Ten Commandments that year. Another 1956 space flick was nominated for the short subject Oscar – “Gerald McBoing-Boing On Planet Moo” – but it didn’t win either. It was beaten out by “Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper.” Aah, the scales of justice can tilt harshly.
The eerie electronic score was so far ahead of its time,
If you're a Trekkie, then your mind has already raced ahead and cast Eve as the new Nurse Chapel. However, the source that broke the casting news also is quick to report that Eve's character is supposed to be a new addition to the Trek universe. That would rule out her playing Chapel or a younger Carol Marcus, love interest of James Kirk, both of whom were blondes.
While Eve is the first official casting break, there's also the rumor that Benicio Del Toro and his camp are weighing an offer to play the new bad guy in the next Trek film. Also, Variety states that there's a third important role to be filled, likely an older comrade to Del Toro's villain.
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For our inaugural box set collection, we shine the spotlight on the Platinum Bombshell herself, Jean Harlow. A true trend-setter, the first "Platinum Blonde" provided the template for an archetype that stretches from one century into the next - to Marilyn to Madonna to Gwen Stefani and beyond. True film buffs owe it to themselves to celebrate, discover, or rediscover her achievements as an actor. Join us in paying tribute with this special collection, celebrating her centennial year with seven of her films, three newly remastered. None ever before available on DVD. Lovingly packaged in a striking,
Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Screenplay by Juliette Sales and Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
In French with English subtitles
How much do you really know about cinema’s most famous blonde? Director Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s Poupoupidou isn’t a biopic of Marilyn Monroe, but certain details about the life and death of Martine Lingevin, aka Candice Lecoeur, aka cheese poster girl “Belle de Jura” may seem very familiar.
That title is a reference to “I Wanna Be Loved by You”, Marilyn’s famous number from Some Like It Hot. The opening credits seem to be taking their cue from Bert Stern’s Vogue photos – diaphanous top, nipple, bare flesh. It’s just the tip of the iceberg for cinephiles – an appropriate metaphor for a movie set in a snowbound town in Eastern France.
Poupoupidou is one of those films in which the two leading characters never meet because one of them is already dead.
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