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"It literally gives me chills,” Paolo Nieddu says of his "dream job" as costume designer for Empire. Having worked as the assistant costume designer on Sex and the City: The Movie, Nieddu is no stranger to executing high-end, big-ticket looks onscreen. But as he told Vulture in the weeks leading up to the Fox smash-hit show’s season-two premiere, working on Empire, where the fashion is as over-the-top as the plotlines, has him feeling like part of history. “To think 'Oh my god, in 30 years some kid could be watching Empire and referencing those looks for a new show just how we talk about Dynasty' is unbelievable,” he says. Nieddu, who was at the helm for last season’s pilot episode but turned over the reigns to fellow costume designer Rita McGhee, took on all 18 episodes this go-round. And while outfitting Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon could be a »
- Dan Hyman
As if being Carrie Bradshaw's beloved shoe designer wasn't the ultimate honor, Manolo Blahnik is being celebrated with another prestigious award. Ahead of New York Fashion Week's kickoff tomorrow, the Couture Council is bestowing the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion Awards upon Mr. Blahnik. Which makes perfect sense, as his enviable footwear designs have drawn in a celebrity cult following that includes Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and, yes, a few of the Sex and the City gals. With the award presented by André Leon Talley—yep, the famed contributing Vogue editor—you can bet this high fashion fête is not something to be missed. But worry not, because you »
Operation Chromite will centre on eight Korean war heroes who carry out a covert operation preceding the Incheon landing which changed the tide of the Korean War, allowing South Korean and Un allied forces to retake the capital of Seoul from the invading North Korean army.
Taewon Entertainment head Jeong Tae-won told Yonhap news agency it plans to start production in late September with a budget of $12.7m (KW15bn). Neeson will travel to Korea for the shoot.
Lee is known for directing the hit tearjerker A Moment to Remember (2004) and 71 - Into the Fire (2010), a film about South Korean student soldiers during the same war, which Taewon Entertainment also produced.
The Seoul-based company has also produced films such as Return Of The Mafia, Three Kingdoms – Resurrection »
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When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best Actress for her movie debut in Funny Girl and was established as something of an ‘individual’; usually described as ‘kooky’, she was completely different from anyone else, an innovator of style, and challenging and changing the ideas of beauty. So it is no surprise that when it came to her clothing choice for the Oscars, Streisand resisted the usual protocol of an evening gown and instead opted for a most extraordinary Scaasi-designed pant suit. Made from black, sheer, sequined net fabric, the over-blouse had a white peter-pan collar with black pussy bow and over-sized white cuffs, while in Scaasi’s own words, the ‘bell-bottomed trousers were exaggerated and had many godets flaring »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Rumours of a third Sex and the City movie don't seem to be going away. It's approaching five years since the critically-panned sequel was released, but that doesn't seem to have stopped the show's stars, writer or fans discussing another outing for Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.
And the show has been back in the headlines this week thanks to a poorly (or cleverly) worded Instagram post from Sarah Jessica Parker. A shot of the actress outside New York's Bloomingdale's in a very Carrie Bradshaw outfit sparked speculation that a third movie was finally in production. A few days later, she confirmed the post was about her shoe line...
For the two days that Sex and the City 3 seemed to be happening, it was interesting to see the reaction from fans and critics on social media. To say the news was divisive would be an understatement indeed. It begs the »
It is a momentous day for Sex and the City fans around the world as Sarah Jessica Parker celebrates her 50th birthday. While the role of Carrie Bradshaw made Sarah a fashion icon and a superstar, she has starred in a wide variety of films and television shows over four decades. Parker began her career as a child star on the stage in Annie, and has gone on to become an enduring fixture in pop culture.
Her movie career was launched with supporting roles in '80s teen comedies Footloose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, but soon she grew into a leading lady with memorable roles in a string of early 1990s comedies. Parker might be best known for romantic comedies these days, but over the last 30 years she's impressed critics in roles as diverse a mystical witch, an egotistical talkshow host and the embodiment of a single woman of the 2000s. »
It’s another great week at Backstage University! Work with a top legit agent, perfect your on-camera skills and mingle with over 200 actors (and industry guests) at the Backstage Actor Networking Event! (Did we mention there’s a raffle?!) Starting on Tuesday, March 24, sign up for Bu’s on-camera intensive with Telsey + Co.’s Tiffany Little Canfield. Canfield is one of the busiest casting directors at this very powerful office, having worked on a slew of major Broadway productions, hit shows like “Smash” and “Masters of Sex,” and huge films including “Into the Woods” and “Sex and the City.” Canfield will work with you on pre-selected scenes and coach you on your on-camera audition technique. On Wednesday, March 25, get ready to make some connections (and have a few drinks!) at the Backstage Actor Networking Event. Last month’s meetup was a major success, and we are thrilled to be back »
Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Marley & Me” (2008) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). She also starred in all ten seasons of “Friends,” for which she won the 2002 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Miller co-stars in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both of which have garnered multiple Oscar nominations this year. She previously appeared in such features as “Factory Girl” (2006) and “Layer Cake” (2005). Her upcoming films include “High-Rise,” “Adam Jones” and “Lost City of Z.”
Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Selma.” His other recent feature credits include “A Most Violent Year” (2014), “Interstellar” (2014), “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013) and “Jack Reacher” (2012). He will next be »
- Michelle McCue
Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, with Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson also set to perform, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say about Anna Kendrick's appearance in a brief statement.
"Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an "Only on the Oscars" moment."
The producers also issued the following statement about Jennifer Hudson's performance.
"We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them."
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film Up in the Air. »
Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson will be performing on the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” says Zadan and Meron. Hudson won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2006 film “Dreamgirls.” Her other acting credits include “Sex and the City” (2008), “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008), “Winnie Mandela” (2013) and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (2013). Hudson’s self-titled debut album won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and was certified Gold, as was her second album, “I Remember Me.” This year she was nominated for Best R&B Performance for the song “It’s Your World, »
- Josh Abraham
Stan gets exclusive SVoD rights to blockbusters including The Lego Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, The Wolf of Wall Street and Edge of Tomorrow as well as The Inbetweeners 2, A Walk Among the Tombstones, John Wick, The Judge, Wolf Creek 2 and Felony.
The arrangement also covers Roadshow.s TV series including Utopia, which won the 2014 International Emmy Award® for best drama, Australian productions Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Brides of Christ and Working Dog.s Frontline and The Hollowmen and kids series LazyTown, Dino Dan and Animalia.
Co-owned by Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, Stan launched on Australia Day, streaming film and TV content for $10 a month, with a 30-day free trial.
Stan will get access to the »
- Don Groves
13 items from 2015
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