If Princess Diana is involved, there is always going to be high expectations. But for the upcoming biopic “Diana,” there is already criticism concerning Naomi Watts’ lack of resemblance to Princess Di. (It’s the eyes, right?) Maybe she is not entirely convincing based on looks alone, but only time will tell if Watts will pull through and act the part of ‘the people’s princess.’ “Diana” looks like it will be sad — paparazzi! horrible ’80s fashion! fighting with Charles! — but also strangely fascinating. [Gawker]
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- Christina Ricci will play the iconic axe murderess Lizzie Borden in an upcoming biopic for Lifetime — which is not the same Lizzie Borden biopic that Chloe Sevigny will star in for HBO. Cable TV needs two axe murderess biopics, apparently! [Contact Music]
- The Los Angeles D.A. might charge Chris Brown over his fight last January with Frank Ocean. I won’t hold my breath. [TMZ]
- Never one to keep his mouth shut, Karl Lagerfeld has trashed Audrey Tatou’s portrayal of Coco Chanel in the 2009 biopic “Coco Before Chanel,” sniffing that Tatou “played it like women’s lib, like Simone de Beauvoir 30 years before The Second Sex.” [NYmag.com]
- “Trash the dress” photography is a new (batshit insane) theme for wedding photos where the bride and groom ruin her fancy white dress by jumping in a lake or rolling in the mud. [Racked] Keep reading »
Jennifer Lawrence Will Produce And Star In Film Adaptation Of Claire Bidwell Smith’s Standout Memoir “The Rules Of Inheritance”
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the busiest working actresses in Hollywood today, and that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. After headlining one major franchise, starring in another, and winning an Oscar at the age of 22, Lawrence is set to produce her first movie.
When Lawrence has previously expressed an interest in producing films, she has always explained that she wanted to wait until she found the right project. And it certainly looks like she has.
Lawrence will be re-teaming with her ‘Serena’ director Susanne Bier for “The Rules of Inheritance,” which is based on Claire Bidwell Smith’s acclaimed memoir of the same name. The book is seen as a coming-of-age story where the main character’s parents are both diagnosed with cancer while she’s still young. The story focuses on Smith’s transition into adulthood while facing the “impending loss of her family.” Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…
I didn’t say it looked good necessarily. This is no “Behind the Candelabra.” But how did Lifetime manage to get real actors like Adam Goldberg and Martin Landeau to appear in their version of the pinup’s life (she’s been dead since 2007)? Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ll totally be watching on June 29, if only for the scene where Anna Nicole (played by Agnes Bruckner) puts on the clown makeup…
French teenagers! Lesbianism! Philosophy! Jean Paul Sartre! “Long, explicit sex scenes”! This year, the prizewinning film at the Cannes Film Festival was after our own hearts! The three-hour long drama, “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” by director Abdellatif Kechiche, took home the prestigious Palme d’Or, which he shared with lead actresses Adele Exarchopolous and Lea Seydoux. “Blue,” which is based on a French graphic novel by Julie Maroh called Blue Is A Hot Color, has not announced a release date yet, but that’s okay. It gives you plenty of time to brush up on your existentialism. [Slate]
Scarlett Johansson & Jessica Chastain Among The Actresses Being Considered To Play Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Rodham” will follow former Secretary of State/Senator/first lady/gift to the world (though that last one isn’t former) Hillary Clinton during her early lawyering days, when she “finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas.” The movie already has a screenwriter and a director, and now The Independent has named a several actresses who are reportedly being considered for the title role.
In addition to Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried are reportedly being considered. Read more on The Mary Sue…
Last night, HBO premiered its highly-anticipated biopic, “Behind The Candelabra.” It was gayer, grander and glitzier than any of us could have imagined.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon played their roles perfectly (as did Damon’s butt), and who’d have thought that Rob Lowe would steal the show as Dr. Jack Startz? Add too much botox on top of an already-gorgeous mug, and you’ve got yourself an early ’80s plastic surgeon (complete with a leisure suit). Read more on Celebuzz…
John Travolta dissed “Forrest Gump”? Denzel Washington could have been in “Se7en”? See them all over at theBERRY…
Well this is disappointing news. I was really looking forward to seeing Shia LeBeouf doing his own huffing and puffing. But no, Shia will have a porn star body double in “Nymphomaniac.”
The raunchy Lars Von Trier directed drama, which stars LaBeouf and Uma Thurman, will feature graphic sex scenes, but the film’s producer has confirmed the famous faces won’t be doing the deed on camera. Instead, pornographic actors will be used for the provocative scenes with the actors’ faces superimposed onto their bodies in post-production. Read more on Socialite Life…