As one of the more underrated Bond girls, actress Carey Lowell followed in the footsteps of Ursula Andress, Jill St. John and Barbara Bach to play CIA agent Pam Bouvier opposite Timothy Dalton in "Lic...
Richard Gere's estranged wife Carey Lowell is still a part of the former couple's New York bed and breakfast venture despite false reports suggesting she had stepped down as a co-owner. Reports emerged earlier this week (beg03Nov14) that following the couple's split, the former Bond girl and Law & Order regular was no longer a partner in the Bedford Post Inn, which the stars opened together in 2007.
However, Robert S. Cohen, a lawyer representing Lowell, has now insisted the actress has retained a "significant ownership stake" in the business, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Gere and Lowell married in 2002, but they are currently going through divorce proceedings.
Richard Gere's estranged wife Carey Lowell has reportedly stepped down as a co-owner of the couple's New York bed and breakfast after filing for divorce.
The Pretty Woman star opened the eight-room Bedford Post Inn with Lowell in 2007, and the couple handed over control of the restaurant to celebrity chef Michael White in March (14). The space has since been turned into Italian eatery Campagna, which relaunched on Monday (03Nov14). However, only Gere is listed as the owner of the Bedford Post, suggesting actress Lowell is no longer involved in the business.
A representative for the actor has yet to comment on the New York Post report, which emerged two weeks after Gere and Lowell headed to court for a private divorce hearing.
The pair wed in 2002.
Richard Gere and his estranged wife Carey Lowell gave one another the silent treatment on Thursday (23Oct14) as they came face-to-face in court for a private divorce hearing. The couple separated last year (13) and in June (14), former Bond girl and Law & Order regular Lowell quietly filed legal papers to officially end her 12-year marriage to the Pretty Woman star.
Gere and Lowell, who share a teenage son, showed up to Manhattan Supreme Court in New York just moments apart on Thursday, but refused to acknowledge each other as they arrived with their lawyers, according to the New York Post.
They were then ushered into Justice Matthew Cooper's private chambers to discuss the proceedings.
Lowell's divorce papers were given an 'anonymous' label at the time of filing after she requested the case be kept public.
The split marks Lowell's third failed marriage and Gere's second. He was previously wed to supermodel Cindy Crawford and more recently enjoyed a six-month romance with celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi, before reportedly parting ways earlier this month (Oct14).
Actor Richard Gere has reportedly split from celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi. The couple quietly began dating in April (14) following Gere's separation from actress Carey Lowell, his wife of 11 years, in September, 2013.
A source tells the New York Post, "(They) decided they would be better as friends."
Lakshmi was previously married to author Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007 and dated financier Theodore Forstmann until he lost his battle with brain cancer in 2011.
Richard Gere has opened up about his painful divorce from his wife of 11 years Carey Lowell, revealing he used his emotional turmoil to help with a new film role. The Pretty Woman star separated from the Bond girl last year (13) and threw himself into work, taking on the role of a homeless man living on the streets of New York for new movie Time Out of Mind.
During a career tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in the Big Apple on Wednesday night (08Oct14), Gere admitted he channelled the pain from his personal life into his onscreen performance, telling the audience, "What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface."
Gere married Lowell, his third wife, in 2002. He was previously wed to supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Richard Gere has cut the price of the sprawling New York property he shared with his estranged wife Carey Lowell for the second time in four months. The Pretty Woman star initially put his Strongheart estate in North Haven, the Hamptons on the market for $65 million (£40.6 million) last summer (13), and dropped the price by $9 million (£5.6 million) in April (14) after struggling to offload the property.
Now Gere has slashed the price yet again by another $8.5 million (£5 million), and the pad is now listed for $47.5 million (£28.2 million), according to the New York Daily News.
Gere and Lowell bought the three pockets of land that became their estate between 2005 and 2008 for a total of $11.3 million (£7 million) and then paid a fortune renovating the 1902 main house and guest quarters, according to RealEstalker.com.
The waterfront compound boasts 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, a gym, basketball courts, an outdoor fireplace pavilion and a heated pool.
It is the second Hamptons home Gere and Lowell have had to accept a lower sale price on - in 2009, they sold their farmhouse in Water Mill for $5.9 million (£3.7 million), almost $3 million (£1.8 million) less than the initial market figure.
Actor Richard Gere is preparing to take a property hit on the home he shared with his estranged wife Carey Lowell after reducing the asking price. The Pretty Woman star initially put his Strongheart estate in North Haven, New York on the market for $65 million (£40.6 million) but he has dropped the price by $9 million (£5.6 million), according to RealEstalker.com.
Gere and Lowell bought the three pockets of land that became their estate between 2005 and 2008 for a total of $11.3 million (£7 million) and then paid a fortune renovating the 1902 main house and guest quarters, according to the website.
It is the second Hamptons home Gere and Lowell have had to accept a lower sale price on - in 2009 they sold their farmhouse in Water Mill for $5.9 million (£3.7 million), almost $3 million (£1.8 million) less than the initial market figure.
Hollywood star Richard Gere has split from his actress wife Carey Lowell, according to a U.S. report. The Pretty Woman star has separated from his spouse of 11 years, former Bond girl and Law & Order regular Lowell, and is moving forward with plans for a divorce, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.
A source tells the publication the stars, who have a 13-year-old son called Homer, have been "spending time apart for quite some time".
Gere, 64, was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford, while Lowell, 52, has been wed twice before.
A representative for the couple has yet to comment.
"He was a perfectly nice guy, but I had no idea (he's so famous). But I was getting calls from my wife going, 'What are you doing with him? He's so cute, but what are you doing with him?' My wife is aware of these things!" Pretty Woman star Richard Gere sent his partner, model/actress Carey Lowell, into a frenzy by having lunch with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson on Friday (30Nov12).
[Pictured Above: Brad Goreski] It's no surprise that it takes plenty of time and effort for stars to ready for A-list events. (Those hairdos — and boobs — don't stay up by themselves!) But, while watching celebrities strut down the red carpet at awards show, we can't help but wonder not only who they're wearing, but what goes into what they're wearing. Luckily, stars don't dress themselves, and Hollywood.com tracked down two celebrity stylists — Robert Verdi and Brad Goreski — and one celebrity hair stylist, Ted Gibson, willing to share the secrets behind red carpet glamour. Below, read 27 crazy style facts you didn't know about the celebrity awards show style. They're both awe-inspiring... and awful.
Body makeup, an undeniable fad, wreaks havoc on dresses. "There is a lot of body bronzing happening," Verdi, who is styling Kathy Griffin for the Emmys, says. "It does get all over the clothes which makes me absolutely crazy of course. [But] it's not the type of problem that prohibits you from doing it. In a photograph with a lot of flash, the flash can make you look like a vampire. You want your skin to look it’s a natural glow."Getting the best dress for the carpet is a popularity contest. "Getting one of the most desirable dresses is the product of the celebrity’s power that season," Verdi says. "Are they on a good show? Are they a global celebrity or are they just a national celebrity? Are they already thought of as a fashion person? Are they getting covers? Are people talking about them? Is there buzz around them? AND are you nominated? If you check all the boxes… the designers want [their clothes] to be on a high profile person. Your currency is your popularity that season."Don't be too jealous: Celebrities don't get to keep the dresses. "The celebrities don’t want it because they’ll never wear it again," says Verdi. "If they are going to wear clothes out of these [new designer lines], they want what just came down the runway. Those are the original samples and go out on loan to the celebrity as if they were a magazine editor shooting it, [so the dress] comes back."Sometimes, there are accidents. "The only thing that can sometimes happen to the dress is a permanent alteration," Verdi says. "Most of these famous girls in Hollywood are tiny, so they all have to be altered, especially [in] length. They are not as tall as the models. So if you were to cut the length for the dress and the dress went back to the designer, and because the dress was seen on a popular celebrity, it's going to go out to a magazine for a cover shoot. If that were to happen and that dress had been shortened, then that would be a problem because the models would be too tall."And sometimes, the celebrities actually need to be sewn into their dresses. "I have sewn people into dresses," Goreski says. "Sometimes, you have to sew the top of the zipper. Sometimes they break last minute, buttons fall off, and you have to spring into action. I’m not the best at sewing, but I'm good enough to make sure my clients are fastened into their gowns."There are ways to keep the dress from exposing, ahem, sensitive body areas. "Double-sided tape — that always remedies that problem," Goreski says. "You strategically place it and always make sure that it's definitely secure and pray for no wardrobe malfunctions." The best dresses don't come out for awards shows. "Actually, the most expensive dresses come out for Cannes [Film Festival], more so than the Oscars, more so the Emmys," Verdi says. "When you look at Cannes, you see a lot more couture fabulous $30,000-$40,000 gowns than you do on the Emmys red carpet."Sometimes bras are built into dresses. "Sometimes you’ll take a bra and sew it to the inside of the dress," Verdi says. "Many [stars] have corsets built in … so that she has the support necessary.”
Purses are makeshift makeup kits for red carpets. "[Celebrities] always have to have their makeup touch-up stuff," Verdi says. "They usually have a blotter, and powder, and lips always with them. Credit cards and cash are debatable, they probably don’t need it, maybe to tip somebody. They also always have their cell phones because they will be texting, tweeting, and instagraming."Next Page: Purse Problems and The Prep Process.
[Pictured Above: Robert Verdi]
Celebs sometimes refuse to carry their own purses. "They do carry them — [but] sometimes they hand them off to a publicist who is with them or walking them down the red carpet," Verdi says.
Not every Cinderella can fit into her slippers. “There's a little trick of putting a little bit of baby oil on your feet to make your shoes slip on much easier," Verdi says. "It’s something all women can do."Celebs practice their picture poses. They're just like us! “No woman wants any part of her body to look misshapen or fat," Verdi says. "So you have to practice the pose in the dress. Do you look best with your hands on your hips or your hands down your side? How does the dress and your body look best together? The best thing to do is look in the mirror and pose so that they know what pose works best for the dress on the carpet."Stars require dress fittings before they walk down the red carpet. "Part of the wedding dress process is to make the girl feel comfortable," Verdi says. For red carpets, "it’s usually one fitting and you’ll do a second fitting the day before and make sure everything is seamed and done."Not everyone gets along during the preparation stages. "There’s always a little tension between hair and makeup people [about] positioning a girls' hair and face," Verdi says. "Like, 'Stop turning her head this way,' or, 'I need her in this direction.'"Stylists have emergency kits. "The purse breaks," Goreski says. "Body makeup gets onto [dresses]. They get stained. That last one minute as you’re dressing them, you’re always nervous as the stylist that something can happen to the dress. That’s why we come prepared with a kit filled with sewing kits and stain removers, everything that you can ensure that the dress will be perfect and red carpet ready."Celebs whiten their teeth for the red carpet. "Whitening is part of the routine for most people," Goreski says. "A teeth whitening is so accessible. I use Colgate Optic Toothpaste. The whitening process is very quick. You will see a change in five days. Having a beautiful white smile, is probably the best accessory nowadays."Stylists need inspiration too. "We pull together inspiration photos and sit down," Goreski says. "I usually show the gowns to hair and makeup people in a photo before, and in person the day of. We sit down with the client and discuss all our inspirations and show hair and makeup inspirations and decide what direction we want to go. Fashion magazines are a fantastic resource. Pulling inspiration from the Internet as well, whether [styles are] from the '60s or an important fashion icon or just a hair style briefly shown on the runways — it comes from all over the place. I usually pull them and present them to [stars] and edit which ones will work and which won't work."
Celebrities do get their hair washed the day of events. In fact, Ted Gibson, who is styling Girls' star Allison Williams for the Emmys, says it's actually a good idea to do a cold water rinse during the shampoo session. "When you go in for shampoo, make sure to put conditioner in and do a cool water rinse," he says. "What it does, it helps to seal the cuticle down after you shampoo. It also gives a lot of shine to the hair. For red carpet, I always feel like the girl's hair should be freshly shampooed."Next Page: More Hair Issues.
[Pictured Above: Ted Gibson]
Hair doesn't have to be dirty to create a proper updo. Gibson says the products do the trick: "I like to use my products to give it a little bit of volume. One product I use is called Build It Blow Drying Agent. It helps build upon each hair strand to give a lot of volume, so it's easy to put it up into a french twist or whatever I feel like."Like dresses, hair sometimes requires a test run. Stylists will try out a hairdo a few days before the actual event. "Just to get an idea how the hair should look for that day depending on what kind of dress it is," says Gibson.Hair always gets done before the makeup. "I do the hair first," Gibson says. "I set it and get it to where [the part is going to be]. I let it cool. Makeup gets done. And then after the makeup, I finish the hair."The hairdos sometime take as long as the ceremonies to execute. "It can take four hours," Gibson says.
Baby powder isn't just for baby butts. "Baby powder is one of my go-to products that I use to help to soak up oil or add a little bit more pull to the hair if I'm looking to add some volume at the scalp," Gibson notes. "If I put too much product in the hair, baby powder helps to soak it up."Sometimes, it's necessary to use both a curling iron and a straightening iron. When going for a wavy look, Gibson uses a curling iron and then follows it up with the straightening iron. "It can make it a little bit sexier so it's not as curly," he says.Updos are the hot trend for this year's Emmys. "You will [also] probably see a lot of hair that has texture to it, not so smooth, especially because everyone will be wearing designs from the fall," Gibson says.Hair accessories like clips and barrettes are good ideas. "I love hair accessories," Gibson says. "It's nice to have a little bling in hair and in your dress."And last but not least, one special kitchen ingredient can be used to help out in the hair department: vinegar! "You can actually put in a quarter size of vinegar into your favorite shampoo that helps to remove buildup on the hair and on the scalp," Gibson says.
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As one of the more underrated Bond girls, actress Carey Lowell followed in the footsteps of Ursula Andress, Jill St. John and Barbara Bach to play CIA agent Pam Bouvier opposite Timothy Dalton in "License to Kill" (1989). Eschewing the typical wallflower personas of some previous Bond girls, Lowell adopted a tough and confrontational style while still maintaining plenty of glamour. While many actresses had benefited from their own Bond girl turns, Lowell struggled for almost a decade following the high-profile role, landing ever diminishing parts in "The Guardian" (1990), "Road to Ruin" (1992) and "Love Affair" (1994). Eventually, however, she had a regular series role as district attorney Jamie Ross on the popular and long-running procedural "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), but left after two seasons to focus on being a mother to the daughter she had with first husband, actor Griffin Dunne. From there, her career took a back seat to family, particularly after she separated from Dunne and later married Richard Gere, though she did make appearances in "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005) and on "Six Degrees" (ABC, 2006-07). Regardless of her inconsistent career, Lowell would forever be tied to one of the most profitable and longest-running movie franchises in cinema history.<p>Born on Feb. 11, 1961 in Huntington, NY, Lowell was raised in Lakewood, CO the daughter of a petroleum exploration geologist and started her career by modeling in the summer prior to her senior year at Bear Creek High School. After graduating, she attended the University of Colorado, only to transfer to New York University following her freshman year in order to study drama. Following experience at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, Lowell opted out of modeling in order to focus on her screen career, landing rather unnoticed roles in the straight-to-video action thriller "Dangerously Close" (1986) and Harold Ramis' much-maligned farce "Club Paradise" (1986), starring Robin Williams. Following a turn in the thriller "Down Twisted" (1987), she met future first husband Griffin Dunne while shooting the sex comedy "Me and Him" (1988), which starred Dunne as an architect whose penis starts giving him advice on business and love.<p>But Lowell's big break came the following year when she was cast as Pam Bouvier, the tough, confrontational CIA agent who makes life interesting for Timothy Dalton's James Bond in "License to Kill" (1989). Eschewing the glamor of a typical Bond girl, Lowell portrayed Bouvier with a striking independence and displayed strong chemistry with Dalton in one of the more underrated Bond efforts. From there, she was an unwitting mother dealing with a nanny from hell (Jenny Seagrove), who turns out to be a tree-worshipping demon in William Friedkin's forgettable horror thriller "The Guardian" (1990). Struggling to capitalize on her exposure from "License to Kill," Lowell sank with the appropriately titled "Road to Ruin" (1992), a hapless romantic comedy where she played a fashion model who attracts a wealthy businessman (Peter Weller) willing to give up his fortune for her. She did appear in Nora Ephron's box office hit "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993), but her turn as Tom Hanks' deceased wife proved to be nothing more than a cameo.<p>Though she returned to modeling for Revlon, Lowell still tried to advance her screen career with a small role in the big-budget Warren Beatty-Annette Bening vehicle "Love Affair" (1994). From there, she was a bank teller who clashes with a hung-over Nicolas Cage in Mike Figgis' acclaimed drama "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995). By this time, Lowell starred in the short drama, "The Duke of Groove" (1995), which was directed by husband Dunne. The couple separated soon after and eventually divorced. After appearing in the British comedy "Fierce Creatures" (1997), directed by John Cleese and featuring Kevin Kline, Michael Palin and Jamie Lee Curtis, Lowell finally gained significant exposure playing assistant district attorney Jamie Ross on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) from 1996-98. The actress left following two seasons in order to spend more time with her daughter from her marriage to Dunne. She later made a pair of appearances and reprised the role for the short-lived "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC, 2005-06). Meanwhile, in 2002, Lowell married actor Richard Gere following the birth of their son, Homer, in 2000, and went on to play a small role in "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005) while landing a recurring role on the short-lived series "Six Degrees" (ABC, 2006-07).<p><i>By Shawn Dwyer</i>
Homer James Jigme Gere
born on February 6, 2000; father, Richard Gere
married on December 9, 1989; separated in 1995; divorced