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Writer/director Woody Allen’s (Hannah and Her Sisters) 2013 film is the drama-comedy Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett (Hanna) and featuring the ensemble cast of Alec Baldwin (Rock of Ages), Sally Hawkins (Never Let Me Go), Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Bobby Cannavale (Roadie), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) and Andrew Dice Clay
The film centers around Jasmine (Blanchett), a former New York socialite teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled east coast past and a fresh start in San Francisco. Having moved into her sister’s (Hawkins) humble apartment, Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations, and the dreams of reclaiming her past life’s glamor.
Well-received by the critics—it garnered a rating of 91% at Rotten Tomatoes based on 153 published reviews—the »
Exclusive: Big Time Rush’s lead singer Kendall Schmidt is taking a solo sabbatical, and the results will be turned into a feature documentary he’ll make with producer Garret Grant. Grant — whose credits include Hairspray, Rock of Ages and Justin Bieber: Believe — will join Schmidt on his upcoming debut tour with solo band Heffron Drive, which takes Schmidt through 20 major cities throughout November and December. Schmidt is the first of the current boy band stars to go solo, and though he’ll make himself available for Big Time Rush reunions, putting the results on film is a way for him to broaden his horizons. “It’s awesome to have Garret along to document this crazy time in my life,” Schmidt says. “It’s scary, it’s new, but it’s a really special moment, debuting Heffron Drive, heading out on tour and reuniting with all the amazing fans. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Malin Akerman may play a "Trophy Wife" on TV ... but sadly, she's no longer one in real life.The actress and her husband of six years Roberto Zincone are calling it quits, Us Weekly reports. The news comes as quite a shock, considering the couple welcomed their first child together, Sebastian, just seven months ago. Sources close to the "Rock of Ages" star say that the separation is "amicable" and that the pair are focusing on "what's best for their son." Still, it's unclear why the couple have decided to split. "Honestly, Malin is not even ready to discuss it. It's a very sad time for her," the source adds.We wish Ackmerman the best during this tough time -- are you surprised by the news? Tell toofab in the comment section below, and click "Launch Gallery" above to see even more shocking celebrity split! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Malin Akerman and Roberto Zincone are finito. The Trophy Wife actress and her rocker-husband have separated after six years of marriage. The news, which was first reported in the Dec. 9 issue of Us Weekly (via the Daily Mail), comes just seven months after the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Sebastian. No reason was given for the split but a source close to the 35-year-old Akerman told the magazine it was "amicable" and the two are now concentrating on doing "what's best for their son." The Rock of Ages star met Zincone when they played together in the alt-rock band The Petalstones for which Akerman was the singer and Roberto was the drummer. But after »
The first official poster for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released by DreamWorks Animation. The film picks up five years after the events of the first film with Hiccup and Toothless exploring the new world where they discover an ice cave full of hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider. The plot for How to Train Your Dragon 2 may still be a little vague at present but if the sequel can follow in the footsteps of its incredible predecessor then Dreamworks Animation may have another hit on their hands....
Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), America Ferrera (End of Watch), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass 2) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) all return to the voice cast alongside new additions T.J. Miller (Rock of Ages) and Kit Harington (Games of Thrones).
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens in »
- Gary Collinson
While we.re still waiting for and wondering about the delayed horror/sci-fi anthology series that the multi-talented Jamie Foxx is developing for Syfy, we now have a pretty good look at what it might look like, as Foxx just dropped his directorial debut, the exceedingly strange short film And She Was My Eve. The short was made in collaboration with Ron Howard and camera giant Canon.s Project Imaginat10n, which takes fan-submitted photographs and works a film around them. In steps Foxx and his wacky ass sense of style, along with writer Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages), and this unique short somehow came together. Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society) plays a man whose ability to communicate with women was stunted as a child, when he embarrassed himself in front of his schoolmates. As an adult, he apparently thinks the only way that he.ll find love is if »
In partnership with Ron Howard and camera manufacturer Canon for their Project Imaginat10n initiative, Jamie Foxx has stepped behind the camera to show off his skills as a director. Taking inspiration from 10 contest-winning photographs, Foxx worked with writer Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages) to cobble together ...And She Was My Eve, a science fiction romance that's trippier than any of Foxx's screen work. “I've watched over the shoulder of some of the best directors in the world,” Foxx tells MTV. “Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Taylor Hackford. A lot of those shots that I used in my
- Matt Patches
The actress accused of stalking “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin was found guilty and sentenced Thursday to 210 days in jail. Genevieve Sabourin, 41, received 90 days for stalking and harassment, another 90 days for violating the protective order for Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, and another 30 days for contempt of court, after an outburst in the courtroom and other antics, including talking over witnesses. Also read: Alec Baldwin Calls ‘Rock of Ages’ a ‘Horrible Movie’ All are low-level, class B misdemeanors. Sabourin received the maximum for each count. During the sentencing, Manhattan criminal court judge Robert Mandelbaum told Sabourin that she had engaged »
- Tim Kenneally
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Lovefilm, blinkbox, and BBC iPlayer.
new to stream
Safety Not Guaranteed: charming but slight and less than fully satisfying dramedy about how time travel means never having to let go of regrets [at Netflix]
in the zeitgeist (and mentioned only for your information)
Starbuck: creepy and nonsensical, though it’s supposed to be charming and funny; basis for the upcoming Vince Vaugh flick Delivery Man [my review] [at Netflix]
new to stream
Freaky Friday: the 1976 original starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster; so much fun, and so very slyly feminist, too [at Lovefilm] The Kings of Summer: mashes a heightened sense of the absurd rather awkwardly up against arty pastoral, and the mock-seriousness of the endeavor comes across as unpleasantly snide [my review] [at Lovefilm] Race to Witch Mountain: mildly diverting kids’s sci-fi adventure that, at least and at most, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
In Nebraska, a road comedy from acclaimed director Alexander Payne (“The Descendants,” “Sideways”), a father and son travel through the Midwest on the trail of a dubious fortune. The stubborn, taciturn Woody (Bruce Dern) is well past his prime, but he believes he’s got one last shot at mattering: a notice that he’s the lucky winner of a $1 million sweepstakes prize. To claim his fortune, Woody insists he must quickly get to the sweepstakes company’s office in Lincoln, Neb. – a 750-mile journey that he seems unlikely to finish. Worried for his father’s state of mind, it falls to Woody’s reluctant, baffled son (played by Forte) to accompany him on the trip.
Forte has established »
- Michelle McCue
Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC show “Up Late With Alec Baldwin hit a mileston that the famously ill-tempered “30 Rock” actor likely wasn’t celebrating on Friday. Also read: Alec Baldwin Calls ‘Rock of Ages’ a ‘Horrible Movie’ The Nov. 8 episode hit a series low in the 25-54 demographic, eking out 101,000 viewers in the demo — a 41 percent decline since the show premiered five weeks ago. In total viewers, “Up Late” hardly fared better, scoring 395,000 viewers, a 40 percent decline since series launch. See video: Alec Baldwin Spits All Over Jimmy Fallon’s Face During ’80s Cop Show Sketch The Oct. 11 premiere of »
- Tim Kenneally
The first image from the biopic of football legend Pelé has been released today giving us a little insight into what we can expect from the movie; namely a colourful and vivid spectacle by the looks of it! PELÉ tells the miraculous story of the legendary football player’s rise to glory from a young boy to the 17-year-old player who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.
Newcomer Leonardo Lima Carvalho will play the star aged 10 to 13 and is pictured below playing in the alleys of Sao Paulo with a football made of socks. Kevin de Paula will then take over and play Pelé »
- Victoria Bull
More Afm news is coming in via Variety, who reports that Pantelion Films, a joint venture of Lionsgate and Mexican media corp Televisa, will now distribute English-language horror film Summer Camp in North America.
Pantelion will also co-produce Summer Camp, which stars Diego Boneta (Rock of Ages) and is directed by Alberto Marini, scribe of Sleep Tight and co-writer and executive producer of cult zombie franchise [Rec].”
The film will be produced by Julio Fernandez’s Filmax, the company behind the [Rec] franchise, Peter Safran’s the Safran Co. (The Conjuring), and Pantelion. Marini’s Rebelion Terrestre will co-produce.
[Rec] franchise co-director Jaume Balagero, a founding father with Fernandez of Spain’s modern auteur genre film, will serve as Summer Camp’s executive producer.
Scheduled to go into production in Barcelona next February, »
- Uncle Creepy
Riding high after its massive $44 million U.S. gross for Eugenio Derbez’s “Instructions Not Included,” Pantelion Films, a joint venture of Lionsgate and Mexican media corp Televisa, will now distribute English-language horror film “Summer Camp” in North America.
Pantelion will also co-produce “Summer Camp,” which stars Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages”) and is directed by Alberto Marini (pictured above), scribe of “Sleep Tight” and co-writer and exec producer of cult zombie franchise “Rec.”
Filmax will distribute in Spain and handle international sales, kicking off at Afm.
Pantelion is also negotiating with Filmax to take rights to Latin America. »
- John Hopewell
Apparently there's a shocking image going around of critically acclaimed actress Julianne Hough, known for her stellar performance in the emotionally moving reboot of Footloose and the unforgettable Rock of Ages. Said photo appears to be her done up in blackface for a Halloween costume. Well folks, I think the press got this story all wrong. Just take a look at this letter and real image from her representation. Dear Press, Regarding the photo making the rounds this morning: it was doctored. Yes, Julianne Hough would never be so insensitive to don blackface. Here's the real photo: See? Julianne is clearly dressed as just a »
Actress and dancer Julianne Hough was criticized for dressing up like a back character from a TV show for a Halloween costume. Hough and friends reportedly went to a Halloween party dressed like the Netflix hit "Orange is the New Black," characters, some of them are black. The "Rock of Ages" star was seen dressed as "Crazy Eyes," played by Uzo Aduba, adn that did not sit well with Joan Duvall-Flynn, President of the Media Area Unit of NAACP of Pennsylvania. "The current racial tensions in the United States require careful reflection as we relate to each other. If her behavior is a political statement, she should explain that," she told FOX411. "If her behavior is an act »
- April Neale
Lured by Gotham’s 30% production credit, Santa Monica-based digital production and design studio Big Block is making a major expansion to New York, launching two new divisions in the process and branching out into live theater.
New division Big Block Entertainment Group, is producing for Broadway and other stages, feature films and TV. The group recently revived Off Broadway musical “Inappropriate,” which is now at the Odyssey Theater in L.A. and eying a move to New York. It has also acquired the rights to the musical version of “Heathers,” now running in Los Angeles and targeting a spring opening in Gotham.
“Live theater is new for Big Block, but not new for the people we have on our team,” said Big Block president Scott Benson. “Scott Prisand is our lead producer and he has been involved in quite a bit of live theater over the years.” Prisand’s Broadway credits include ”Grace, »
- Alex Stedman
Looks like Julianne Hough learned the hard way that some people take offense in the 21st century when white starlets wear black face. Yet there she was, dressed up as the African-American inmate Crazy Eyes, so memorably portrayed by Uzo Aduba on “Orange Is the New Black.” The actress was attending the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood with friends, who also went as characters from the buzzy new Netflix series. The internet was not amused. To her credit, the “Dancing With the Stars” winner and “Rock of Ages” actress quickly apologized on Twitter for her choice of costume. // Also. »
- Brent Lang
Alec Baldwin has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. But it seems no matter how much his off-the-cuff remarks get him in trouble, Baldwin won't stop from shooting straight, even if that means talking trash on his own filmography. The Wrap reports that Baldwin did just that at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York on Tuesday night, in front of a wide array of reporters. Baldwin began by lamenting the state of movies today, saying, "Now people.s own lives are more interesting than what.s in the theaters," and, .They only want Spider-Man.. When criticizing contemporary Hollywood, he was quick to reference his own contributions to subpar cinema calling the jukebox musical Rock of Ages a "horrible movie." Based on the hit Broadway musical, Rock of Ages revels in old school rock songs while telling the story of two young lovers looking for »
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