Archive for November 30, 2012

Many Speculating that Anne Hathaway Could Win Academy Award for Role as Fantine

November 30, 2012

Universal Pictures is releasing a screen adaption of the musical ‘Les Miserables’ on December 25th. Blair Stover reports that the musical film will be starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Anne Hathaway plays the ill-fated Fantine who becomes sick and turns to prostitution as a means to support her daughter. Hathaway shows off her impressive set of pipes with a musical number that is sure to bring a tear to the theater audience.

Hathaway had to go through some dramatic changes for this role. She had to lose 25 pounds and chopped off her hair to look more like the disease-ridden Fantine. Her first reaction to seeing her short hair was thinking that she ‘looked like her gay brother, Michael!’

Hathaway’s powerful role as Fantine has won over the crowd and many are expecting her to win the Best Supporting Actress award at the upcoming Academy Awards.

Other ‘Les Miserables’ co-stars include Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfriend, Sacha Baron Cohen, Colm Wilkinson and many others.

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Victoria Beckham Named Fashion Designer of the Year

November 26, 2012

Victoria Beckham made her mark in the music world while being a member of the group, Spice Girls. Blair Stover has the details on how she’s making her mark in the fashion world as well.

No one would have guessed that Victoria Beckham, wife of David Beckham, would be the most decorated woman of the moment in the fashion world. Beckham has been named the best female fashion designer of the year at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. The exclusive award ceremony was held at the Savoy hotel in London.

The jury of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards said of Beckham, “In just five years, Victoria Beckham has gone from small-scale to create dresses to build a modern luxury brand, defying skeptics and silencing criticism gradually. It’s her year.”

Beckham originally launched her fashion line in 2008 and continued to grow to become extremely competitive in the fashion world.

Bieber and Gomez Split

November 21, 2012

Recently, there have been rumors that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have split. Blair Stover has the juicy details below.

Rumors of the couple have been all over the cover of magazines and other publications. The two were unable to cope with all the publicity and decided to call it quits after their two year relationship.

One media outlet has claimed that it was Gomez who ended the relationship, “She broke up with Justin last week. By their works spent much time apart and Selena had lost confidence in Justin.”

The rumors first began to fly when Bieber showed up to see ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway with Victoria’s Secret model, Barbara Palvin. It is assumed that the breakup had already occurred when Bieber was seen in public with another girl on his arm.

The split between Bieber and Gomez is a global trending topis and has already reached the top spot on Twitter.

2012’s Sexiest Man Alive is Channing Tatum

November 17, 2012

People magazine has named their Sexiest Man Alive and the winner for 2012 is none other than Channing Tatum. Blair Stover has the details below.

The 32-year-old actor from Alabama was surprised when he learned he had won this award. He said, “My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me.’” He broke the news to his wife, co-star of “Step-Up” Jenna Dewan-Tatum, while washing their dogs in the bathtub. Now instead of using his name, Jenna calls Channing “Sexiest Man Alive.”

Channing Tatum is known for his good physique and is currently training to play an Olympic athlete in a 2013 film called “Foxcatcher.” When asked about his body Tatum stated, “I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can’t move well and I like to move. When I’m not training, I get really round and soft.”

When Jenna was asked about her husband she said he’s so much more than the Sexiest Man Alive. “People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don’t know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is. He is such an open-hearted person; what you see if what your get.”

Jenna and Channing said they are looking forward to starting a family soon.

Channing joins Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, and George Clooney on the list of Sexiest Man Alive winners.

Lucasfilm Purchased by Disney for $4 Billion

November 12, 2012

Disney acquires Lucasfilm from founder, George Lucas. Blair Stover has the details below.

Walt Disney Company became the leader in fantasy movies when it purchased Lucasfilm from its founder, George Lucas for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

George Lucas, 68, has already announced that he would step down from day-to-day operations for the company but nobody saw this coming. Lucasfilm grew due to the huge success of the “Star Wars” film series and has become an example of great effects-driven science fiction entertainment for large and small screens.

Robert Iger, Disney’s chief executive, says that Disney plans on reviving the “Star Wars” series with the release of a seventh film in 2015. After that, there will be new films in the series every two or three years. Disney acquired a detailed treatment from Lucas for the next three “Star Wars” films and Lucas will still be hands on with future films.

Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the rights to the “Star Wars” movies based off of the potential revenue of future films. “Star Wars” already has a place in the Disney theme parks.

Disney has already purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion and Pixar Animation Studies for $7.4 billion in 2006. With the addition of Lucasfilm, Disney has solidified its status as leader in animation and superhero films.

Anderson Cooper’s Talk Show Cut in 2013

November 8, 2012

Anderson Cooper’s show will be canceled at the end of this current season. Blair Stover has the details.

The rumor that “Anderson” would not continue past the current season was confirmed by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. released a statement this week saying, “We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.”

Anderson also released a statement regarding the show, “I am very proud of the work that our terrific staff has put into launching and sustaining our show for two seasons. I am also grateful to Telepictures for giving me the opportunity, and indebted to viewers, who have responded so positively. I look forward to doing more great shows this season, and though I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, I have truly enjoyed it.”

The last episode will be aired at the end of summer 2013.

Depp Lands Lead Role in Transcendence

November 5, 2012

The “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” star has landed another major role. Blair Stover has the details below.

Johnny Depp has been offered the lead role in Wally Pfister’s upcoming film, “Transcendence.” Depp has accepted the role of a husband who gets sucked into an evil man-made computer. He will receive $20 million for his role in the movie.

Noomi Rapace is being considered by Pfister for the lead female role in the film. James McAvoy and Tobey Maguire are also being considered for the other two leading male roles. It is also reported that Chistoph Waltz is being considered for a supporting role.

In other movie news, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Grant, and Bradley Cooper have also been placed into new leading roles.

 

Brad Pitt Supports Gay Marriage Legislation with Generous Donation

November 2, 2012

The Human Rights Campaign has received a generous donation from Brad Pitt for $100,000 Blair Stover reports. This money is to show Pitt’s support for the same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

The Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday that Pitt will match contributions from the group’s members for up to $100,000. Pitt wrote in an email to the Campaign that it’s “unbelievable” that people’s relationships will be put to vote on Election Day.

The vote for same-sex marriage is on the ballot for Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington State.

The Human Rights Campaign is based out of Washington D.C. and says it has spent $8 million over the past two years to support this cause. They have spent $5 million just on the four ballot measures this year, pushing for marriage equality for gays and lesbians.