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“Bollywood is big,” says Polly Morgan, the Hollywood cinematographer who is in India to direct music videos for Utv Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar. Morgan, a Hollywood cinematographer critically acclaimed for her films Inception, Hairspray, V for Vendetta and Head In The Clouds among others, shot two music videos for the Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer.
Asked why she took on the project, she said, “When I heard the concept of the shoot, I really liked it. I have heard that Bollywood is really big, and it seemed like a nice opportunity to experience what working in the industry feels like. I had seen the work of Emraan and Vidya before I came and it was really exciting to work with the superstars of Bollywood.“
From what she knows, Polly is all praise for the Indian him industry. She commented, “Bollywood has made its presence felt in the west. The industry »
- Stacey Yount
Jennifer Aniston is opening up about the most famous haircut in the world — The Rachel — that made her a household name, in a new video series. She talks about her hair obsessions and her ‘frizzy’ locks growing up! Watch below!
Jennifer Aniston, co-owner and spokesperson for Living Proof, is in a new video with her hairstylist Chris McMillan. They talk about the cut heard ’round the world and Jennifer admits she didn’t think it was that big of a deal! Watch her talking about the haircut below!
Jennifer Aniston Talks About ‘The Rachel’ Haircut
Jen says she thinks it’s hysterical that she is so known for that haircut since growing up her hair was “the worst” — frizzy and unmanageable. It definitely looked amazing at the launch of the Living Proof Good Hair Day Web Series in NYC on May 8.
“Good hair days matter to women because we’re women, »
- Dory Larrabee
The lineup for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival has been announced. Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back—which marks the directorial debut of Oscar-winning The Descendants screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon—has been selected as the closing night film, while Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives and the Sundance hits Fruitvale Station and The Spectacular Now will also fill out the festival. Additionally, the fest will host the Us premiere of the sci-fi thriller Europa Report starring Sharlto Copley and there will be community screenings of Badlands, Dazed and Confused and John Waters’ Hairspray. Hit the jump for the full press release. Here’s the press release: Film Independent Announces 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-up Along With Closing Night Film And Galas - Fox Searchlight Pictures’ The Way, Way Back Written and Directed by Oscar® Winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to Close the Festival - - »
- Adam Chitwood
The coming-of-age story stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Annasophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Liam James. Fox Searchlight, which acquired the comedy at Sundance, is releasing “The Way, Way Back” on July 5.
The festival, now in its 19th year, also announced Wednesday gala screenings for Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” from the Weinstein Co. and the North American premiere of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives” from Radius-twc. James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now,” David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, ” Ava DuVernay’s “Venus Vs.” and Lake Bell’s “In a World …” will also screen as part of the summer showcase series.
The festival had previously announced that Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited!” will be its opening-night selection on June 13.
The festival, »
- Dave McNary
Amanda Bynes may not be happy with her body, but she's sure not shy about showing it off! The 27-year-old Hairspray star tweeted two revealing selfies on Apr. 30. Both pictures featured the actress wearing a lacy black bra and yoga pants. "About to put on makeup! I weigh 135 -- I've gained weight!" Bynes wrote in one photo caption. "I need to be 100 lbs!" In the second image, the All That vet wrote, "One more pre-makeup!" Both pictures appear to have been taken in Bynes' [...] »
The actor revealed to Flaunt that he has nothing but fond memories of the Disney film series, which launched his career.
"Here's the one thing about High School Musical that a lot of people forget or don't realise. It affected a lot of people; its resonance, culturally, was massive," Efron said. "At the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world."
He went on to comment: "The wrong thing to do - and that's what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say - is to turn on it, to like s**t on it, call it crap. But that's insane.
"There are hundreds of people who began doing one thing when they were younger, who go on to develop and refine and shape their vision, »
When Rocky looks for Adrian at the end of the first "Rocky," expect more gut-wrenching "Adriannnnnnnnnnn" in the broadway adaptation of the Oscar-winning film. Presented by Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone, the show will begin performances on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in February of 2014 according to THR.
The stage version's book is written by the Tony-winning Thomas Meehan ("The Producers," "Hairspray") and the music is composed by Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. The director is Alex Timbers with fight choreography by Steven Hoggett ("Once") and dance choreography by Kelly Devine ("Rock of Ages").
Here's what Stallone said about the Broadway production of his original story/screenplay, .I couldn.t be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage." Stallone further said, .The story of Rocky was very much like my life »
The next big Broadway musical has been announced, and it's a strange one. "Rocky" will debut on Broadway in early 2014. The musical adaptation of the 1976 boxing classic is being produced by Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone wrote and starred in all six installments in the "Rocky" franchise.
This adaptation tells the story of Balboa, an underdog boxer, as he navigates his way through the boxing world and wins the heart of the woman he loves, Adrian. The musical's book is written by three-time Tony winner Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers" and "Hairspray") and features lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Tony award for "Ragtime"). "I couldn't be more proud or more excited about this production and how my original story of Rocky Balboa has been brought to spectacular life onstage," Stallone says of the adaptation
The production originally opened in Germany in 2012 to rave reviews, before the decision was made to move to Broadway. »
Producers said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at the Winter Garden by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall.
Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere and billed as "Rocky: Das Musical," the show is produced by Stallone and Stage Entertainment USA.
"The reason I think it has worked so well there and why I think it'll work on Broadway is that, yes, it's a story about boxing, but the real story is actually an intimate, powerful and gritty and »
It was a knockout movie, and now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Broadway. Stallone and producers Stage Entertainment USA said Sunday they plan to get "Rocky" up and punching at New York's Winter Garden by February, following a successful debut of the musical in Hamburg, Germany, last fall. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, the musical features a score by "Ragtime" veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "The Producers" and "Hairspray." »
- Todd Cunningham
Producers today confirmed plans to bring a big-budget musical version of the Oscar-winning movie to Broadway in 2014. The show, conceived by Stallone himself (who earned an Oscar nomination for the screenplay in addition to starring in the film and five sequels), had a well-received world premiere last fall in Hamburg, Germany.
- Thom Geier
New York -- Rocky Balboa is poised to enter a whole new ring, when the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning Sylvester Stallone vehicle comes to Broadway early next year. The stage incarnation of Rocky brings together Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) with composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, whose many collaborations include the musical Ragtime. Directing the production is Alex Timbers, currently represented in New York with the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love and the musical-play hybrid Peter and the Starcatcher. Fight choreography is by Steven Hoggett (Once), with dance choreography by Kelly Devine (Rock
- David Rooney
Amanda Bynes got a makeover on Apr. 25 -- but is it an improvement? The Hairspray actress, who tweeted two selfies of her new hairstyle, said she "buzzed half my head like Cassie," the singer best known for her 2006 hit "Me & U." Bynes added, "No more old photos! This is the new me! I love it!" The aspiring fashion designer then re-tweeted several positive responses from her followers, including one that compared her to celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Amber Rose (who both rock buzzed [...] »
Happy birthday, John Waters! Our favorite filthy writer-director, Broadway musical producer, author, late night guest and all-around cool guy celebrates his 67th year on earth today, April 22.
When he's not collecting checks for his uber-successful "Hairspray" musical, Waters wins our love with his support for independent movie theaters, fundraising for marriage equality and random hitchhiking trips across the country.
His films are pretty great, too. We recommend re-visiting the overlooked, uber-violent ode to D.I.Y. filmmaking "Cecil B. DeMented" and the Johnny Depp-starring "Cry-Baby."
Click through the slideshow for 15 reasons why we love John Waters:
- The Huffington Post
Amanda Bynes made her way through New York Thursday in neon yellow heels as she attempted to hail a cab. The 27-year-old "retired" actress -- Bynes made a name for herself as a child star on Nickelodeon and in films such as "She's The Man" -- has been outspoken on her Twitter account about recent tabloid speculation about her health.
And she's not the only one -- Nikki Blonsky, who co-starred with Bynes in the 2007 film "Hairspray," recently told Life & Style magazine that she believed Bynes was doing just fine. "She’s the same Amanda I met working on Hairspray. She’s happy. I don’t think that’s a breakdown, but a breakthrough. I back Amanda 100 percent," she told the publication.
Blonsky added: “I don’t think there is any concern on anybody’s par. She is just living her life and doing what she wants to do and »
- Youyoung Lee
Amanda Bynes' 'Hairspray' co-star Nikki Blonsky insists the actress is fine. While Amanda, 27, has worried friends and family with her increasingly erratic outbursts, Nikki - who worked on 'Hairspray' with Amanda, doesn't think there is any cause for concern. She told Life & Style magazine: 'She's the same Amanda I met working on 'Hairspray'. She's happy. I don't think that's a breakdown, but a breakthrough. I back Amanda 100 per cent. I don't think there is any concern on anybody's part. She is just living her life and doing what she wants to do and I totally support that for her. I think it was more like an episode of events that maybe people are finding her different for, »
Ok, Ok -- to be fair, half of you are probably all like, "Hey, that's great! ... Who's that again?" while the other half are all, "Super! A lady from 'Hairspray' who's probably more famous for being violent and attacking people in airports! Awesome!" but the truth is that Amanda Bynes has got some backers out there, and it's because she's totally fine, guys. Why are you even worrying about her behavior and state of mind? Nikki Blonsky, who was in "Hairspray" with Amanda, had this to say when she was asked (?) about her former castmate's recent erratic happenings: "She’s the same Amanda I met working on Hairspray. She’s happy. I don’t think that’s a breakdown, but a breakthrough. I back Amanda 100 percent. ... She is just living her life and doing what she wants to do and I totally support that for her."And when asked about the, »
- tooFab Staff
The producers who oversaw this year's controversial Oscars, including Seth MacFarlane's infamous We Saw Your Boobs opening number, have been rehired for next year's ceremony.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will oversee the 2014 show after MacFarlane's stint garnered the Oscars its best ratings in three years. A total of 40.3 million people watched in the Us, which also saw a 20% boost for the lucrative 18-34 audience and a dramatic 34% hike in male viewers in the same age range. Men aged 18 to 49 were up 18% for a show that has traditionally been more popular with women viewers.
"We believe that continuity is the most important thing. One of the problems we have every year is that you always have a new producer and a new host – there's so much learning," Academy of Motion »
- Ben Child
The film academy announced Tuesday that it has invited Zadan and Meron to return for the 2014 Academy Awards telecast, and the two producers said they're honored to come back.
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch said Zadan and Meron have "the overwhelming support of the Academy's Governors" to produce the Oscars a second time.
"To establish continuity with this year's enormously successful show, we felt it was important to give these consummate professionals the green light now to begin creating another great evening," Koch said.
There's no word on whether MacFarlane will also return as host. »
Now that we know who are overseeing the Oscarcast, let's turn our attention to who should host the show. Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. Given the strong musical background of returning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it would be surprising if their choice didn't raise their voice in song at some point in the kudocast. We offer up seven suggestions. Two of them already have a connection to the producers while all of them have been standouts on previous awards shows. The pair executive produced 2002 Best Picture champ "Chicago" which earned Queen Latifah a Supporting Actress nomination. She also appeared in their movie version of the musical "Hairspray" and headlined their recent TV remake of the weeper "Steel Magnolias." And she emceed the People's Choice Awards for five years to good reviews. Bill Condon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation »
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