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UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb
Celebrity Masterchef is really starting to heat up, as the latest episode peaked with 4.63 million (25.2%) viewers on BBC One.
As we close in on the final, the cooking competition drew an average audience of 4.06 million (21.8%) between 8.30pm and 10pm.
One channel over, the First Night of the Proms played to 800k (4.3%) at 8pm, while The Perfect Morecambe & Wise followed with 640k (3.9%) immediately after.
With 2.53 million viewers (14.2%), Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun was ITV's highest-rated show outside of soaps at 8pm, followed by 2.17 million (11.8%) for Doc Martin at 9pm.
Over on Channel 4, Location, Location, Location was seen by 970k (5.2%) at 8pm, »
Julia Roberts ''never gives direction'' to her hairstylist and makeup artist. Genevieve Herr has been doing the 47-year-old actress' red carpet make-up for over a dozen years, and has revealed Julia has absolutely no input when it comes to her hair and face, allowing the ''experts'' to do their work. The make-up artist said: ''Julia never gives directions. She says, 'You're the experts,' and she sits there and is 100 percent all ours.'' Genevieve - who has also worked on actress Katie Holmes - revealed Julia is ''always laughing'', and, with this in mind, opted for ''fun'' pink lips when it came to the Lancome ambassador celebrating the beauty brand's 80th birthday in Paris. She said: ''Julia is always laughing, so I try to keep her makeup fun because that fits her personality.'' For the special day, Genevieve also used a weightless foundation, due to the 'Pretty Woman' actress being ''older'', »
There are a special collection of films that the masses tend to endlessly gravitate around; films that the collective human race are somehow pre-programmed to re-watch over and over again on a regular basis, for no reason other than: “This… again!”
You know the films. Romantic comedies slapped with slightly suggestive two-word titles like Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Lengthy, hopeful dramas with life-affirming messages such as The Shawshank Redemption. Mainstream flicks with just a hint of edginess, like Fight Club. And, of course… anything that Christopher Nolan turns out.
Not that there’s anything nothing wrong with these particular movies; they’re popular for a reason, and people go back to them time and time again because they offer up a sense of tried and tested goodness – they’re comforting, like your favourite hot meal.
But whereas a lot of very popular motion pictures deserve their good reputations, »
- Sam Hill
It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and Oj Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented movies included Pixar's first movie Toy Story, the Disney musical Pocahontas — and Kids, in which wayward, stoned teens fuck each other senseless and head-stomp random strangers.
It might be hard to remember just how notorious Larry Clark's indie-skater odysey was. The movie grossed a modest $7 million at the box office that summer — a wild success when you account for the fact that it »
As the Karlovy Vary Film Festival celebrates its 50th edition, artistic director Karel Och is wrapping his fifth as head of the Czech Republic-based event (though he’s been involved in one capacity or another since 2001). Reflecting back on how Karlovy Vary has changed since he took charge, Och has reason to be proud of the fest’s jubilee year — and optimistic about those to come.
Last year, attendance was up 30%, thanks in part to the way two Czech holidays fell during the nine-day event, setting a daunting bar to beat this time around — and yet the festival managed, drawing an estimated 40,000 people to the streets of Karlovy Vary, kicking off with an open-air opening bash where everyone in town was invited to party in the streets outside the Thermal Hotel (though black-tie VIPs still managed to sequester themselves in the city’s picturesque Grand Hotel Pupp, where first-day festivities »
- Peter Debruge
By Alex Simon
Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C. As man-made substitutes such as rhinestones, moissanite, and cubic zirconium started making the market for seemingly-precious stones more, well, precious, so did the real thing become more dramatic to seek out on film. Here are a few of the most sought after, revered and iconic pieces of jewelry dramatized for our viewing pleasure.
Heart of the Ocean—Titanic
James Cameron’s box office champ offered up one eye-popping set piece after the other, not the least of which was Kate Winslet’s greatest asset. Get your mind out of the gutter! We’re talking about the legendary Heart of the Ocean necklace worn by her character, Rose. Lore has it that the diamond was originally owned by »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Garry Marshall's latest ensemble comedy will remain in the same vein as the previous two films by intertwining holiday-themed vignettes.
Julia Roberts will stop at nothing to catch her daughter's killer in Secret in Their Eyes trailer
This time around, the plot will revolve around the stories of mums of various ages as Mother's Day nears, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Roberts has apparently already reached a deal to reunite with her Pretty Woman director Marshall on this latest project.
No release date for the project has been announced yet.
Watch the New Year's Eve trailer below: »
It seems that Garry Marshall is ready to continue what's probably best described at this point as his "Holiday Trilogy." It began in 2010 with the star-studded ensemble comedy Valentine's Day; continued with 2011's star-studded ensemble comedy New Year's Eve; and now we have word about Mother's Day - a brand new star-studded ensemble comedy that has already begun putting pieces of its cast together. So who are the folks that will be populating this brand new project? Deadline has released the info about the project, and you can find our rundown on the cast so far below: First up we have Julia Roberts, who is not only a veteran star of Garry Marshall movies, but even had an earlier role in the Holiday Trilogy. The actress and director previously found huge success together working on both 1990's Pretty Woman, and 1999's Runaway Bride (both co-starring Richard Gere), and they most »
First there was Valentine's Day. Then there was New Year's Eve. Now, there's Mother's Day. Gary Marshall is developing a star-studded feature film focused on the intertwined lives of mothers as the holiday approaches, with Julia Roberts attached to star. The star's casting, which was first reported by Deadline Tuesday, will reteam her with the director for the fourth time after they worked together on 1990's Pretty Woman, 1999's Runaway Bride and 2010's ensemble rom-com Valentine's Day. The Academy Award winner won't be the only marquee name to appear in Marshall's latest endeavor, of course. Horrible Bosses 2 actress Jennifer Aniston is also in negotiations, a source »
Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis are in talks to star in 'Mother's Day'. The string of stars have all entered negotiations for Garry Marshall's latest ensemble holiday movie, which is being written by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander, Deadline reports. As with previous movies 'New Year's Eve' and 'Valentine's Day', the film will tell a series of intertwining stories, this time about the lives of several mothers, leading up to the titular holiday. Wayne Rice, Gulfstream Pictures' Mike Karz, and Kevin Frakes of PalmStar Media will produce the film, with Ankur Rungsta of PalmStar serving as executive producer. The film is scheduled to begin production. If she does sign on, the picture will mark a re-team between Julia and the director, who helmed her 1990 hit 'Pretty Woman', the movie which launched her as the highest-paid actress of the time. »
The script, written by Anya Kochoff-Romano (“Monster-In-Law”) and Lily Hollander, centers on several intersecting stories on a single day — in the style of Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve.”
CAA is representing the film’s domestic distribution rights. The agency reps all four stars.
Roberts is also represented by Engelman and Co. Marshall is represented by ICM Partners and RPMedia’s Rick Nicita at RPMedia. Aniston and Sudeikis are also represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Hudson is also represented by Untitled and Jackoway Tyerman.
The news was first reported by Deadline. »
- Dave McNary
Now officially a sort of anthology franchise, Garry Marshall's ensemble holiday movies have just reached episode three. Mother's Day will be the follow-up to Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis all in negotiations to head up what will undoubtedly be another large cast.Not to be confused with the Mother's Day in which Rebecca De Mornay killed a number of people, this one will, unsurprisingly, tell the intertwining stories of several mothers as the day approaches and they wait for their bunch of daffs. Or whatever. Marshall aside, the film has slightly different DNA to its predecessors. Anya Kochoff-Romano (Monster In Law) and Lily Hollander replace Katherine Fugate as the writers, and while the previous two films came out of New Line, that's not a done deal this time. The "package" is "going out to buyers" shortly.It will, »
Richard Gere has enjoyed — and is still enjoying — the sort of hugely successful, long, eclectic career that nearly every actor would kill for. Gere started gathering serious attention in Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” in 1978, but it was his role as the titular “American Gigolo” in Paul Schrader’s now-iconic 1980 film that vaulted him to Hollywood stardom. He went on to sweep Debra Winger off her feet in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” and saved Julia Roberts from a life of prostitution in “Pretty Woman” (reteaming later with Roberts on “Runaway Bride”). Gere tackled song and dance with “The Cotton Club” and “Chicago,” danced around the law as a corrupt cop in “Internal Affairs” and donned armor as Lancelot in “First Knight.” More recently, he’s walked on the seamier side of Wall Street (“Arbitrage”) and stayed over at “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
The Karlovy Vary Intl. »
- Iain Blair
Richard Gere, 65 is dating Alejandra Silva, 32. The 'Pretty Woman' actor is in a relationship with the beautiful Spanish actress and socialite who, at 32, is half his age. The couple have reportedly been dating for over a year. The couple stepped out together for the first time on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Taormina Film Festival in Sicily last week and were also spotted on a yacht off the coast of Acitrezza on Monday where they were pictured kissing and relaxing in the sun. Speaking of the new relationship, a friend of Alejandra told Spain's ABC: ''They've been together for about a year but have been very private about it. Alejandra lives between Manhattan and Madrid and Richard has already been to see her a few times. They've managed to keep it hidden from the press but all their friends know.'' The blonde beauty is the daughter of businessman Ignacio Silva, »
Richard Gere: “Outstanding contribution to world cinema” award in Czech Republic Photo: Richard Mowe
Actor Richard Gere, 65, is to receive a Crystal Globe for his “outstanding contribution to world cinema” at next month’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival, celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Gere stars in the event’s opening film by Oren Moverman, Time Out Of Mind, in which he plays a homeless person in contemporary New York whose long estranged daughter (Jena Malone from Hunger Games) offers him his only strand of hope - if they can be reconciled. Both will be on the red carpet for the gala opening on 3 July.
The actor's reputation rests on stand-out performances in American Gigolo by Paul Schrader, An Officer And A Gentleman (Taylor Hackford), Cotton Club (Francis Ford Coppola), Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis) and opposite Julia Roberts in his mega-hit Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall).
- Richard Mowe
Sixty years ago today, the Lady and the Tramp had their first date, and it sure was a "bella notte," if we've ever seen one. With a private table (in an alley) and dedicate chefs and musicians, Tramp sure did treat Lady to one of the most memorable dates in cinematic history.
But what other romantic gestures on film have caught our eye? From scaling fire escapes to several blatant disregards for airport security, join us as we count down 10 of the most romantic movie overtures of all time!
Pretty Woman - Knight in Shining Armour
If movies have taught us anything it’s that the road to true love is littered with over-the-top displays of affection. In fact it’s clear that you’re going to have to do something pretty special if you’re going to stand any chance of living happily ever after. Just ask the Richard Gere »
- Daniel Bettridge
Us actor Richard Gere is to receive the highest honour of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) during its 50th anniversary edition, which runs July 3-11.
Gere, star of American Gigalo, Pretty Woman and Chicago, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the festival in the Czech spa town.
This year’s Kviff will open with Time Out Of Mind, starring Gere who will present the film alongside director Oren Moverman and co-star Jena Malone. The psychological drama follows a man seeking a way to reach his estranged daughter.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
London — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event, is to honor Richard Gere. The actor will receive the festival’s highest award, the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema.
The festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will open with Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” in which Gere plays a homeless person in today’s New York, whose only hope in an otherwise desperate existence is to try to find reconciliation with his long estranged daughter. Gere will be joined on the red carpet by Moverman and actress Jena Malone, who plays Johanna Mason in the “Hunger Games” franchise.
Among Gere’s standout movies cited by the festival include his breakthrough performances in Paul Schrader’s “American Gigolo” and Taylor Hackford’s “An Officer and a Gentleman,” which brought him his first nomination for a Golden Globe »
- Leo Barraclough
Headey opted out of going naked for the harrowing six-minute sequence "for several reasons", one of which was so she could fully focus on the emotions in her performance.
The actress also wasn't involved in the casting process for her double, adding: "I was like, 'Listen guys, she happens to have a beautiful body, but I don't do casting'. If somebody is brave enough to do this, I applaud it."
We've found 11 other actors and actresses who've spoken candidly about choosing a body double instead of baring their naked bits on the big screen.
And you may find some film scenes quite surprising (it wasn't really Kevin Costner frolicking naked in a waterfall!).
1. Mila Kunis had actresses moon for her
Mila Kunis happily revealed that she used »
The life of a Hollywood screenwriter might sound like a glamorous one, but it's not all premieres and champagne.
As one of the smaller cogs in an often complex machine, the writer can often find his or her work changed almost beyond recognition by other hands. Such is the case with the following movies, which were all changed quite drastically in one way or another between their original draft and their final cut.
Some scripts were pressed into service as sequels. Some began in one genre and wound up in another. Rather than put together an exhaustive list, we've chosen a few examples of the script changes that intrigued or bemused us most.
Nic Cage with lank hair and a thick southern drawl. An »
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