9 items from 2015
It's time to raise your glass and rattle your jewelry for a birthday toast to Elizabeth Taylor, who'd have turned 83 on Feb. 27. Though memories of her begin to fade, the legacy of the woman who was perhaps the most beautiful, most popular, most everything movie star of all time remains as vivid as ever.
Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.
1. In a way, she never left.
Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.
2. She's the original diva.
Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description. »
- Gary Susman
Neil Patrick Harris opened the 87th annual Academy Awards with a monologue and song-and-dance number filled with star power, insider humor and even a dig at the Academy itself. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest - sorry, brightest," joked Harris, 41, clearly not pulling any punches from the start. As is only natural for the man who's hosted the Tonys and the Emmys, Harris then launched into an opening tune that was a true movie lover's tribute to movies - "how they can move you and improve you" - that referenced everything from Singin' in the Rain to Star Wars, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
The State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey presents a big screen showing of the greatest movie musical of all time, "Singin' in the Rain" with live accompaniment by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulus. The show time is 3:00 Pm but get there at 2:00 for pre-show festivities including sing-a-longs of great movie songs. Click here for ticket info. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The 82-year-old entertainer recalled having "a big, ugly bun" in her best-known movie, Singin' in the Rain.
"Luckily, George gave her two buns."
But later she also called The Unsinkable Molly Brown her favourite. She received her only Oscar nomination for the 1964 film.
"I got to sing a song called 'I Ain't Down Yet,'" she said. "Well, I ain't."
The acerbic Fisher lovingly and bitingly celebrated her mother before turning over the mic. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
A Tinseltown mainstay since the 1950s, Debbie Reynolds received the annual life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Reynolds, 82, accepted the statuette at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night. "God gave us talent, so we're very fortunate," she said. "My favorite movie was The Unsinkable Molly Brown ... In that film, I got to sing a wonderful song called 'I Ain't Down Yet.' Well, I ain't. Thank you all so much for this wonderful award." The honor caps off her more than 60-year career in television and film. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star, Reynolds landed »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Actress Carrie Fisher will present her own mother Debbie Reynolds with a life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. The honorary trophy will be handed out on the 21st annual SAG Awards live on TNT and TBS January 25. Reynolds is a past Oscar nominee for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and is celebrating her 66th year in show business. Noted film roles have included "Singin' in the Rain," "How the West Was Won," "Tammy and the Bachelor," and "The Tender Trap." Fisher is the writer of "Postcards from the Edge," which was loosely based on her relationship with her famous mother, and will next be seen reprising her role of Princess Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Awards Daily -Break- NBC announces the first few presenters for this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony. They include Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey, Jr., Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, »
Carrie Fisher is presenting the award of a lifetime to her very own mother.
Reynolds, 82, is being honored for a career that began in the 1950s. She has starred in more than 50 movies, two Broadway shows and two TV series. A few of her memorable film roles include Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she was Oscar nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role) and How the West Was Won.
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Reynolds' career achievements are impressive. She has been nominated for five Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy for playing Debra Messing's mother in Will and Grace. She also sung with Frank Sinatra and danced with Fred Astaire.
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The Star Wars actress will give her mum the Life Achievement Award at the annual awards show later this month.
Reynolds has been chosen as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award for representing the "finest ideals of the acting profession".
Reynolds later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and five Golden Globe nominations.
"Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, »
Carrie Fisher will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25. Reynolds will be honored for a career that began in the 1950s and includes classic films like Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and How the West Was Won. Fisher, her daughter from her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher, is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she is resurrecting for J.J. Abrams' upcoming sequel. Fisher famously wrote the novel Postcards From the Edge, a veiled memoir of her complicated »
- Jeff Labrecque
9 items from 2015
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