Portman said in a statement that "as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."
Both individuals are, of course, linked by Christian Dior. Portman is a spokesmodel for Miss Dior Cherie perfume and Galliano has been Dior's creative director since joining the fashion house in 1996. Sidney Toledano, Dior’s president and chief executive officer, said they are starting to take action to fire Galliano since he is being investigated over an alleged anti-Semitic incident in a Paris cafe last week.
Vanessa Hudgens is in flux. At 22, she's no longer the perky teen from the High School Musical franchise. That role, and Zac Efron — the long-term boyfriend that came with it — are in the past (though rumours abound she and Efron may reconcile). And yet, she doesn't seem quite like an adult yet, either.
She' at a point where one month she may be shooting a teen romance aimed at 16-year-old girls, and the next month kicking ass in a hard-edged thriller aimed at, well, an older audience.
To be specific, those months were August and September of 2009, between which Hudgens made the move from the Montreal set of Beastly, a teen-aimed retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, to Vancouver, where she zipped into a black leather bodysuit and picked up a machine gun to play Blondie (a brunette) in director Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. As luck would have it, both are coming out this month.
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Emily Blunt sighs as she tells me how easily this interview may never have happened.
Last summer, the British actor was out with a friend in L.A., where she lives, when a bus ran a red light and nearly smashed into the car she was driving. By chance, her friend was telling a story that distracted her, so Blunt didn’t see the light turn green and was slow to move into the intersection. Otherwise, the bus, coming from the left, would have hit her door straight on.
"Thank God she was talking," Blunt says during our interview at a posh Beverly Hills hotel. While telling the story she nibbles on a wedge of watermelon dipped in yogurt, but she's clearly still shaken months after the incident. "Can you imagine if I'd advanced as soon as the light had changed? I had to jam on the brakes to avoid the bus. It was coming so fast that it would've been over for me."
The Tribeca Film Festival will open with Cameron Crowe's documentary The Union that tracks Elton John's collaboration with singer Leon Russell, one of his early idols with whom he hadn't spoken in some 38 years.
Crowe's film looks at the writing and recording process between the two and after its April 20 premiere at a free outdoor screening, John will perform.
Other musical heavyweights making appearances in the film include Brian Wilson, Neil Young, producer T. Bone Burnett, frequent John lyricist Bernie Taupin, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and R&B organist Booker T. Jones.
"As a longtime fan of both artists, it was a pleasure to spend a year filming their collaboration," Crowe was quoted as saying in the L.A Times.
Depp says he does not know how Jolie and partner Brad Pitt handle parenthood while juggling the numerous distractions of being famous. He says Jolie is "a shockingly great mother" and remains calm despite all the paparazzi and pressures of fame.
Depp says he'd "probably be in prison" if he had to deal with as many kids.
Jolie and Pitt's considerable brood includes six children aged 10 to three years old. Depp has two kids, Jack and Lily-Rose, with French actress and model Vanessa Paradis.
When Steven Spielberg took to the stage to present the Best Picture statuette at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday, the prolific director reminded us of some notable past Oscar nominees that did not win this most prestigious of award races. It was a particularly surprising list when you consider he mentioned some of Hollywood's best and most iconic work including Raging Bull, The Graduate and The Grapes of Wrath. It put the evening itself in perspective for everyone in attendance, provided an interesting trivia tidbit for movie fans watching at home and, more importantly, preemptively consoled the teams behind the nine films about to find themselves on the losing end of the final award of the evening. To quote Mr. Spielberg, "they're all in very good company."
I can remember off the top of my head at least ten films I loved that didn't end up winning the Best Picture Oscar, but here's a look at the five most notable flicks that stood out from the rest...
Envelope-pushing weirdos Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are taking their surrealistic, genre-defying comedy from the small screen, where their irreverent cult series "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" ran in all its spazzy, deranged glory from 2007 until this past May, and hitting the silver screen for a major motion picture.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie finds our two happily demented humourists trying to make a movie for - you guessed it - a billion dollars and finding their way around the problems that would naturally arise when dealing with such a hefty budget.
Frequent collaborator John C. Reilly, who played awkward, daffy Dr. Steve Brule on "Tim and Eric," will be joined by the likes of Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jeff Goldblum and Will Forte, many of whom have collaborated with the duo on their show or as part of their "Funny or Die Presents" segments on HBO.
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