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After the not so well received Dil Bole Hadippa, Rani Mukherjee is back with a Bang. Promos of her latest release No One Killed Jessica are the talk of the town and what's more, you can catch a glimpse of Rani, feistier than ever with a strong attitude to boot. Based on a controversial case, she plays Meera Bedi, a TV journalist and is joined by Vidya Balan as Sabrina, Jessica's sister.
The actress has been doing promotional work for the film, and has said when speaking to Toi that she is a huge fan of Amit Trivedi, the film's music director. So bowled over is Rani by Amit's music in the film, that she often refers to him as the star of the film. Recently on a promotional event of the film, Rani expressed her thoughts on how she has been a huge fan of Amit especially in this film. »
Harry Hill's TV Burp rose to nearly 7.9m on Saturday night as more viewers flocked to the terrestrial channels, early viewing figures show. Airing at 7.30pm, the comedy clipshow climbed nearly 3m week-on-week to attract 7.89m (31.5%) to ITV1, its best figures in its nine-year history. BBC One's Merlin - airing opposite TV Burp - managed a series high of 6.28m (25.1%), 680k more than last week, for an episode titled 'Queen of Hearts'. Prior to that, Strictly Come Dancing delivered a strong 10.72m (44.2%), up 460k on last Saturday, despite airing from the slightly earlier time of 6pm. Strictly reached a high of 12.32m (48.9%) in the final 15 minutes. Meanwhile, The X Factor's latest performance show soared to preposterous levels, grabbing 13.49m (49.9%) between 8pm and 9.30pm, retaining the majority of its audience (more) »
- By Paul Millar
Still working on perfecting - or even picking out - the perfect Halloween costume? Not to worry! Fab and Bella have new videos that can help you score a winning look in no time. Bella shows us how to transform into the Queen of Hearts and shares the secret to perfectly-applied false eyelashes to get festive in one step, while Fab has some serious celebrity stylists sharing their advice on how to easily impersonate your favorite stars. Check out the videos below and visit the PopSugar TV page for even more! To see more videos, just read more. How to apply false eyelashes: Celebrity stylists on easy star costumes: How to do Snooki: How to do The Situation: How to do Lady Gaga: »
Leave it to the Daily Express to report a story about Princess Diana.
Last month we reported that a movie based on the Chilean mining disaster was going into production before the miners had even been saved. I, in a search for comparisons, enrolled the aid of 9/11 and Oliver Stone but was stopped short by the tragic death of Lady Diana. While each new film about a contemporary disaster seemed to be pushing the boundaries of taste in their immediacy, Princess Diana had been awarded considerable grace. I puzzled, does The Queen really constitute her definitive film adaptation. It appears not.
Lady Diana’s big screen homage is apparently like buses, you wait years for one to come along and then two arrive at once.
With Diana’s posthumous 50th Birthday and 30th Wedding Anniversary expected to draw innumerable tributes next July, the movies will likely be in production by »
- Steven Neish
For the first time since Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the movie industry will pay homage to the life of the Queen of Hearts. An outpouring of tributes will flood Great Britain and the rest of the world next July when they commemorate what would have been the Princess’s 50th birthday and the 30th anniversary of her fairy tale wedding to Prince Charles. Two major and very different projects are currently being developed. UK studio Pathé is banking on a traditional movie spanning her entire life from her childhood up until her tragic death in Paris, whereas Renaissance Films is taking a slightly darker approach by adapting the controversial book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret by Ken Wharfe, who served as Personal Protection Officer to the Princess of Wales for ten years, report French Elle and Britain’s Sunday Express.
Although Princes William and Harry have allegedly approved Pathé’s biopic, »
- Talia Soghomonian
Chelsea Autumn , co-star of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, is bolting from the show and Patti Stanger , after eight years, to launch her own competing matchmaking company " Queen of Hearts ," TooFab has learned. According to Autumn's rep, she endured "constant abuse, hard work with little credit and enough crazy crazy Stanger stories to fill a phone book," adding that she was was ready to leave the "claws of Stanger." The rep, who hinted that Autumn may do her own show, says Autumn is unabashed about taking on Stanger. "Chelsea is planning on competing head to head [with Stanger] and the result should be nothing less than exciting." Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Executives at the Disney Corporation have been slapped with a bizarre lawsuit from a disgruntled furniture maker amid allegations they stole one of his designs and used it in Hollywood blockbuster Alice In Wonderland.
He claims the regal chair Helena Bonham Carter's character sits on is identical to one from his own range of furniture inspired by the suits in a card deck.
He is seeking a "decoration fee" of $50,000 (£33,330), reports TMZ.com. »
For months, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha have been competing to see who can don the kookiest duds, while Tila Tequila and The Situation are still locked in a battle to see who can flash the most orangey-day-glo skin while crossing the red carpet. Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan and Amy Winehouse are trying to see who can be the first to make their liver flee their body in fear and, weirdly enough, Tom Cruise is cool again. There’s no denying it, being crazy is “in” this season! We even hear that it’s impossible to even get a table at a good restaurant in L.A. these days without dressing in a leather gimp suit, speaking Swahili, and tipping the maître d’ with bits of string. Hollywood is locked in an arms race of “crazy.” So “crazy” is the new “black.” But while each celeb has their own go-to gimmick, »
- Jordan Runtagh
If you're someone who can't understand why people dress up their dogs in outfits, then prepare to have you mind blown by world competitive dog grooming on Tlc's Extreme Poodles (Sunday at 9/8c).
Video: Tlc's Little Couple Opts for a Surrogate Pregnancy
TVGuide.com caught up with three creative groomers and their pooches with all sorts of coiffed hair and airbrush paintings for different themes (including the Queen of Hearts and the New York City skyline). Plus, find out what the groomers have to say about...
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- Gina DiNunno
Mark charts the cinematic history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice, from the earliest days of the moving image to the present day…
With a new interpretation of the Lewis Carroll classic on DVD and Blu-ray, I thought it might be an interesting diversion to look at the history of Alice In Wonderland in cinema and TV. This is far from a definitive list of Alice-inspired productions, but here are some of those that fell down my rabbit hole...
Alice In Wonderland (1903)
The first film Alice, I think, it stood out if only for the impressively lavish costumes and sets which the director insisted remain faithful to the drawings of Sir John Tenniel, the original illustrator of Lewis Carroll‘s story. However, that blew all the budget, so the cast is mostly the crew, including 'Alice' Mabel Clark who was also the studio secretary. When this came out it was the »
Jack Birkett, who has died aged 75, was a performer with the Lindsay Kemp Company, whose stylised theatrical language permitted him to blend ferocity with camp comedy, tragedy with menace, and lyricism with grotesqueness. The company's emotionally intense fusion of dance, theatre, mime and spectacle took Jack around the world on a wave of popularity from the 1960s to the 1980s.
In 1966 Jack began to lose his sight. Through painstaking determination, he mentally charted many stages and backstages and despite the cuts and bruises from mishaps, he refused to ever be tentative in his roles. After he had become entirely blind, he grew more extreme in his performances and his persona. His change of name to The Incredible Orlando mirrored this transformation.
Jack was born into a working-class family in Leeds. »
Read more: Alice-themed adventures this spring
Pitching the idea of an overnight excursion to look at some Alice in Wonderland-themed installations to Gloria, aged four, is easier than expected. A trip to Cornwall with her mother is an exciting prospect and she wonders whether we will be taking our pyjamas. But when it comes to explaining what exactly we will be doing in the garden of Antony House, where scenes from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland film were shot and where the National Trust has just embarked on a season of Alice-themed entertainment, I am at sea.
I am unsure whether the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" booked for Saturday morning will meet my daughter's expectations of a "show", and my attempt »
- Susanna Rustin
Haven't seen Tim Burton's latest trip-out costume party yet? Don't feel like going, either from opening day fatigue or a lack of the supplemental fungi enhancement? Don't feel too bad. The beauty of Lewis Carroll's creation is that it's so seemingly random and outlandish that, over the years, many-a filmmakers have tried to re-imagine the story into their version of the bizarre. Alice always stays Alice, but with each film, we get a vision of Wonderland that becomes as weird or as cheerful as the filmmakers allow them to be.
And so, here are ten of the notable Wonderlands to seek, either for cultural relevancy or plain good entertainment.
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Alice in Wonderland (1951)
We shall start, naturally, with what is obviously the most famous adaptation of them all, courtesy of Walt Disney animation. Much of the misconception of what characters are in which books come from this trippy gem, »
- Arya Ponto
Remember The Neverending Story II? Or the dark and eerie Return to Oz? These “many years” later sequels often have entirely different aesthetic sensibilities than their predecessors. Then you have total saga reinventions like the Tin Man miniseries from a few years back. Both takes on the original fan-favorite have a place in their respective mythology’s timeline, though it’s important to note that in the case of both Wizard of Oz revivals, the target audiences weren’t there when the original, definitive film debuted.
Alice in Wonderland, however, has had numerous revivals over the last few decades. Along with the upcoming Disney owned, Tim Burton directed feature, there have been numerous takes on the classic tale recently, allowing for new audiences to digest it. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that Disney also put out the animated version all those years ago, keeping the story—albeit heavily sobered »
- Lex Walker
With Alice in Wonderland, the House of Mouse goes back down the Rabbit Hole, this time with Tim Burton leading the way. The result is eye-candy that almost equals the hallucinatory visuals of Walt Disney’s original animated pic. Tykes especially will go nuts for this.
While all the familiar characters and elements are there, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and his mad tea party, the menace of the Queen of Hearts, etc., Linda Woolverton’s screenplay does take the film into some unexpected (and some not so unexpected) directions.
First and foremost, this new Alice is not necessarily a straight adaptation of either of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland books (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass), but instead — much like Steven Spielberg’s 1992 pastiche Hook — is a semi-sequel, and, again like Hook, a hinge of the film’s plot is the necessity for the protagonist »
While I walked out of the theater thinking it was mildly-to-flat-out disappointing, as several days have passed the positive aspects of the film are quickly fading from my memory, leaving the smoldering ruins of a film that fails to understand the appeal of characters such as the Jabberwocky and even allows Johnny Depp to push its main character out of the limelight. When I walked into the theater, I feared it’d be a retread of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I left knowing my intuition was dead right.
Perhaps it’s best to get the positive aspects of the film out of the way first. Above all, this is a technically superior film; while James Cameron is getting accolades for Avatar’s virtual world, Burton and his special »
- John Cooper
Chicago – As a character in Syfy’s version of “Alice” says, “Does this look like a kid’s story to you?” Excepting, of course, the beloved Disney version, there have actually been a number of takes on “Alice in Wonderland” arguably made more for adults than children. Two such versions from very different eras have been released on Blu-ray and DVD to coincide with the theatrical dominance of Johnny Depp & Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Can’t get enough of Alice and The Mad Hatter? Pick up one or both of these.
“Alice” Blu-Ray Rating: 2.0/5.0
Syfy’s take on “Alice” is, of course, going to be untraditional. I’m all for reimaginings of classic tales but this one never quite comes together despite adding elements of science fiction to the oft-told tale. It’s not for lack of effort. Caterina Scorsone is a charming lead as a twenty-something »
With Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland hitting theaters this weekend, we’ve been given some New Era Cap’s to giveaway to five of you. The five caps (All Over, Cheshire Cat, Eat me Drink me, Mad Hatter, and Off With Her Head) represent some of the significant characters in the movie. Each cap has an Srp $35. If you’d like to enter or just want to check out the cap’s, hit the jump:
If you’d like to enter for one of the caps, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and say Alice In Wonderland Giveaway in the headline. This giveaway will be open until March 21 at noon Pacific Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, please, only one entry per person.
Once the giveaway ends, I’ll read over all the entries and randomly pick out some winners and mail you the items. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The misspelled channel (SyFy) decided to drop down the rabbit hole. I.m sure the upcoming Tim Burton spectacular didn.t hurt their decision to green light this series. This re-imagining is more akin to Tin Man than Lewis Carroll.s Victorian fantasyland. Alice (Caterina Scorsone) is a judo instructor. She lives with her mother (Teryl Rothery) and her father went missing years ago. Her boyfriend Jack Chase (Philip Winchester) has given her a ring, but he.s soon kidnapped and taken through the looking glass. The tough Alice naturally follows and finds herself in Lewis Carroll.s Wonderland. It turns out that Jack is actually the Jack of Hearts, son to the dictatorial Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates) and passive King »
- Jeff Swindoll
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. They go together like Soderbergh and Damon, Scorsese and Di Caprio, Eastwood and Eastwood… Burton and Depp have worked together on six different feature films, and Burton’s latest, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland will be the seventh.
Why do Burton and Depp work together so frequently? Tim Burton is well known for the gothic style of his quirky, dark fairy tale type movies. Johnny Depp has the right look, certainly, and many of the same sensibilities. He is so often the perfect foil for Burtons ideas and themes.
Mia Wasikowska plays Alice. It is ten years on from the last time Alice visited Underland, or Wonderland as the inhabitants call it. At an unexpected party thrown for her by her sister and mother, Alice meets the man she is expected to marry. Alice however doesn’t fit in with the ideals of the Victorian society she lives in, »
- Barry Steele
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