It is the story of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, piano prodigy and later one of the most dazzling show stars of Las Vegas. Michael Douglas plays the virtuoso in a ravishing performance, with kohl and blow dry in silver glitter suit.
1977 Liberace met the 20-year-old keeper Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). The two fall in love on the spot and quickly end up with champagne glass in Jacuzzi and then in bed. But the love for the young Thorson is a nightmare.
Posted: Wednesday December 26, 2012 @10:02 p.m. PST
Addressing race issues in films has been American director Spike Lee’s trademark throughout his directorial career, which is no surprise that the New York-born filmmaker wants to address his issues with Quentin Tarantino’s new Western slavery-revenge film “Django Unchained” in person, claiming that the film is an insult to his ancestors and that he would not watch it, according to Hollywood Reporter.
“I can’t speak on it cause I’m not gonna see it. All I’m going to say is that it’s disrespectful to my ancestors. That’s just me… I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else,” said Lee.
The “Inside Man” director also criticized the film that features Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx in the role of a slave-turned-bounty hunter when he is freed by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German bounty hunter, and goes on a murderous rampage to save his wife from a brutal plantation owner.
He tweeted, “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust.”
The disputes between Lee and Tarantino did not start with “Django Unchained”, but rather, back in 1997 when the “Malcolm X” director commented on the latter’s intentions for using the N-word in “Jackie Brown”.
“I’m not against the word… and I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man? I want Quentin to know that all African-Americans do not think that word is trendy or slick,” said Lee.
Meanwhile, Tarantino responded to Lee by saying, “As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. And to say that I can’t do that because I’m white… that is racist.”
“Django Unchained” will be released in Malaysia and Singapore on 14 March 2013 and 21 March 2013 respectively.
American actress Lindsay Lohan suffered a wardrobe malfunction while shooting a boat scene on the sets of her upcoming movie Dick and Liz.
Lindsay was snapped while she was shooting for a new scene in the movie in which she plays the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor when her breast popped out of her dress.
In the scene, Lindsay Lohan was seen being pulled away from Bowler on the deck of the boat, but as she turned around to head into a door, her dress stayed where it was but unfortunately her left breast didn’t and it popped out of the neckline.
As the actor goes to grab Lindsay’s arm, her breasts fall out of her dress, and it’s all caught on camera.
Celebuzz.com reported, “Lindsay Lohan’s breakout performance as Elizabeth Taylor had the embattled actress busting out of her halter sundress on Monday.
“While shooting on a yacht in Los Angeles, Calif., Lilo, 25, suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction during a struggle scene with Grant Bowler, who portrays Taylor’s husband Richard Burton.
“Donning a leopard print one-piece and large sunglasses, Lindsay flutters around the boat for the sexy scene.”
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Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:12 p.m. PST
Gabriella Cedillo injured while working as an extra in September 2010
Lawyers said Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Studios ‘did everything they could’ to avoid paying the young woman’s medical bills
A young woman who was left with a permanent brain injury while working as an extra on the movie Transformers 3 received an $18.5 million settlement today.
Gabriella Cedillo, then 24, was airlifted to hospital after being hit in the head as she drove a car during a stunt in September 2010.
A cable under tension snapped and smashed through the windshield of the Toyota driven by Miss Cedillo on location in Hammond, Indiana.
The young woman was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital and underwent emergency surgery for serious head injuries. The 26-year-old suffered irreversible damage following the incident.
Her attorneys said a ‘completely inadequate superficial weld had been applied in a failed effort to secure the bracket to the [stunt] car’ according to NBC.
Miss Cedillo’s lawyers added that Paramount Pictures and DreamWork’s Studios did everything they could avoid paying their employee’s medical bills and had brought several lawsuit to avoid paying the young woman compensation, according to NBC.
A Cook County judge approved the multi-million dollar settlement today.
At the time of the accident in 2010, a witness said: ‘The cable snapped, and the cable went into the westbound lane where we were at and hit the girl’s car, smashed the windshield.
‘From the way it looked, I don’t know if she was knocked out immediately or not but the… vehicle just went, it just kept going.’
Ms Cedillo was not a stuntwoman but simply an extra in the blockbuster film.
On that particularly fateful day of shooting, she was one of the extras who opted to driver her own car, a 2006 Toyota sedan, during a freeway scene.
‘We weren’t trained stunt people,’ an on-set source told RadarOnline.
‘They paid regular extras to use their own personal cars an extra $25 per day for that freeway scene.
‘We were never informed of the risk we were putting ourselves in and when you take into consideration the amount you are being paid to be there, it’s not worth it.’
Ms Cedillo’s brother told the local NBC affiliate that his sister worked as a bank teller at the time of the incident, but she took on extra roles in an effort to break into the film industry.
‘This was not her first time as an extra,’ her brother Adam said, without expanding into what other films his sister had appeared in.
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Posted: Thursday May 17, 2012 @10:15 p.m. PST
TVXQ’s Yunho was at the movie premiere for “The Taste of Money” who is directed by Im Sang Soo on Thursday May 17, 2012.
As soon as Yunho appeared, fans began cheering who was dressed in a chic black suit and white shirt. He received a ticket from Joo Wan to attend the premiere but he realized he knew other actors who star in the film. As far as seeing the film, Yunho replied “I’m looking forward to it very much.”
The celebrities that showed up were Park Hee Soon who was invited by Ohn Joo Wan, Joo Ji Hoon who wore shorts to the premiere, Han Hye Jin who also wore shorts, Yoo Ji Tae with his wife Kim Hyo Jin, to name a few.
Yunho appears at 3:01 in the video.
The music in the playing in the background is Maroon 5 “Moves Like Jaggar” featuring Christina Aguilera.
Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Casey Lee
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Posted: Thursday May 17, 2012 @12:42 a.m. PST
“Helter Skelter” has taken a heavy toll on Japanese actress Sawajiri Eriki, as she has been reported to be on hiatus due to poor health conditions since early May.
According to Tokyo Hive, Sawajiri was forced to cancel her promotional activities for her comeback film, and might not even be able to appear on the premiere of the movie in July if her health condition does not improve.
“Because of her poor physical condition, the promotional events will be canceled,” a media statement from her agency said.
Causes of her health’s deterioration were not officially known, but sources believed that her leading role in the adaptation of Okazaki Kyoko’s manga about a top idol, Ririko, who undergoes a full-body plastic surgery and becomes famous but then suffers the aftereffects, could have a negative impact on her physical and mental well-being.
The movie generated some buzz since it has some challenging sex scenes and it was Sawajiri’s first movie role since the controversial “Closed Note”.
“In her upcoming movie, she’s challenged herself to intense sexual scenes. She’s an actress who becomes absorbed into her roles, so the heroine Ririko wouldn’t leave her body for a long time. She seemed to be down,” said a source from the film industry.
“It’s filled with scenes of mental confusion; it’s a dangerous role so it’s not strange that her spirit would fall apart. I don’t have the courage to have our actresses play the role,” another source said.
Her agency has said that Sawajiri was advised by her doctors to take a good rest for a while and would only be resuming her activities at the appropriate time by her doctors.
According to BonyEntertainment02, The first teaser for Helter Skelter live-action film adaptation.
The film is due for release in Japan on July 14, 2012.
Actress Erika Sawajiri makes her return to the big screen after a 5 year hiatus.
The movie based on Kyoko Okazaki’s manga “Helter Skelter” (published by Shoudensha in 2003). Manga “Helter Skelter was the 2004 Grand Winner of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
☆ PLOT ☆
Top star Ririko undergoes multiple cosmetic surgies to her entire body. She’s looked upon as an icon for beauty. As the toll of her multiple surgies begins to take its toll, Ririko makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with career and personal problems.
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Writer: Kyoko Okazaki (manga)