A collection of candid Polaroids taken of Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks 40 years ago are to be unveiled as part of a new exhibition in New York. The 24 Karat Gold showcase at the Morrison Hotel Gallery will coincide with the release of the rocker's new album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, which will be released in early October (14).
Nicks reveals she took the self-portraits "long after everyone had gone to bed", explaining, "Some people don't sleep at night - I am one of those people."
She adds, "I would begin after midnight and go until four or five in the morning. I stopped at sunrise - like a vampire... I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures. They went into shoeboxes, where they remained.
"I did everything - I was the stylist, the make-up artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy - I was the model."
Nicks' photographer pal Dave Stewart, who also co-produced her new album and 2011's In Your Dreams, selected the photos which will be on show to fans and the public at the gallery.
The singer reveals to the New York Times that she has boxes full of Polaroids of herself taken between 1975 and 1987 and only stopped snapping them when her Polaroid cameras "broke down".
British model Liberty Ross has "no problem" with Kristen Stewart after the actress' tryst with her husband Rupert Sanders led to the breakdown of the marriage. Ross' divorce from the director was finalised this summer (14) two years after he was snapped smooching his Snow White and the Huntsman star Stewart.
The catwalk star, who has two children with the moviemaker, has now insisted she is not angry with the young actress or her former husband over the kissing snaps.
She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "God, no. Ugh. People need to learn to forgive. I have no problem with anyone involved. I'm completely compassionate, I really am. No life is perfect, we all have our problems and issues... Rupert and I were together since we were very, very young. I was 18 - essentially, I married my first boyfriend. I always used to say we were more like brother and sister anyway. We'd been together for so long, we weren't really evolving together as a couple so much...
"I think we can grow from all experiences, even the most tragic, s**tty ones where you think you're going to die..."
Ross also reveals she was shocked by the public reaction to her personal crisis and hid herself away from a month to escape the spotlight.
She adds, "Unfortunately, we live in a world where everything is so overexposed that it's actually terrifying. I was horrified at how relentless and extraordinary going through something like that was."
Rod Stewart's daughter Renee looks set to embark on a modelling career after landing a contract with an underwear brand. The 22 year old is following in the footsteps of her model mother Rachel Hunter by becoming the face of Bendon Lingerie, the company which launched Hunter's career in 1986.
Renee says, "I'm proud of it... It's exciting that we get to both share the same experience."
The brunette beauty, who previously joined her mother in a shampoo TV commercial, will take part in underwear shoots while studying at the London Contemporary Dance School.
Hunter and Stewart separated in 1999 after nine years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in 2006. They also have a 19-year-old son named Liam.
A same-sex kiss between Doctor Who actresses Neve Mcintosh and Catrin Stewart was edited out of the series eight premiere for broadcasts in conservative Asian countries. The lingering lip-lock between McIntosh's lizard-woman Madam Vastra and her human wife Jenny Flint, played by Stewart, prompted a handful of complaints from U.K. viewers when the episode in question, titled Deep Breath, aired last month (Aug14), but British TV watchdogs at Ofcom declined to launch an investigation into claims the footage was "gratuitous" and "unnecessary", insisting they "do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same sex couples".
However, the same scene had to be cut from Peter Capaldi's debut as the Time Lord for broadcast in countries like Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to ensure the cult sci-fi show did not fall foul of the region's strict decency standards.
A BBC spokesperson tells PinkNews.co.uk, "In order to comply with broadcast regulations in Asia where our BBC Entertainment channel airs, BBC Worldwide made a brief edit to the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8, but did so without detracting from the storyline."
Veteran British actor Sir Patrick Stewart is among the celebrities who have given a voice to statues as part of a new art project in the U.K. Dozens of stars have recorded monologues for the Talking Statues Speak Their Minds project, which provides voices for famous sculptures in London and in Manchester, England.
Stewart has provided a voice for the statue of the Unknown Soldier at London's Paddington Station, The Wire's Dominic West read a piece for the Achilles monument in the city's Hyde Park and Doctor Who star Jenna Louise Coleman took on The Reading Girl statue in Manchester Central Library.
Other famous voices taking part include actors Russell Tovey and Hugh Dennis.
When you make your name in a huge, international film franchise it can be difficult to get audiences to see you in a different light. When that franchise happens to be as incredibly divisive as the Twilight series, it’s going to be even harder to shake the vampire sparkles from your screen persona. It’s no surprise then that since wrapping the final film Kristen Stewart has stuck primarily with small, indie films in order to add some variety to her resume and find the chance to leave Bella Swan behind for good. And even if her latest film, Camp X-Ray, doesn’t quite manage to do that, it will likely mark a start in a different stage of her career.
In the film, which premiered to positive reviews at Sundance, Stewart plays Private Amy Cole, young guard at Guantanamo Bay who builds a relationship with one of the prisoners that forces her to question both her job and her beliefs. It’s a difficult, complex subject – in fact, it might be one of the few topics that cause just as many divided Internet comments at the Twilight series – and based on the trailer it appears as if neither the film nor the cast will be shying away from portraying a lot of those complexities. Stewart in particular seems to bear the bulk of those complicated elements, and the trailer hints at an interestingly subtle performance. Of course, since of the major criticisms of the Twilight series was the stiff, wooden acting that might not sound like a compliment but in Camp X-Ray, Stewart appears to be making deliberately restrained choices, allowing her face to do the majority of the acting. Choosing a part that requires so much focus on what goes unsaid is a risky choice for her, but if it succeeds, it could be exactly what she needs to build a great career.
Amy is a completely different character than anything we’ve seen Stewart play so far. Having spent most of her career playing teenagers with various degrees of angst, it will be interesting to see her step into a more adult role as a character with a great deal of responsibilities, baggage and conflicting feelings. She’s dealing with questions of right and wrong and international law rather than the issues that come with dating a vampire, and she’s doing it all in a situation where she’s not free to outwardly question authority. Audiences need to see Stewart play complex characters like this in order to finally let go of the awkward, sullen girl they’re familiar with, and indies are the best way for her to build up a resume of roles like Amy.
A major studio film is likely going to want to bank of Stewart’s fan base in order to produce the next iteration of the Twilight Saga and make absurd amounts of money. Even if she gravitates towards more serious, dramatic films, studios are still going to be hesitant to market her in a role that’s completely against-type. After all, audiences know and love Bella Swan, so why change things up? Indies like Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria, however, are less likely to force Stewart into any particular role, as just her presence in the film would be a big enough boost in terms of attention and marketing. Therefore, they’re offering her a wider variety of characters that will challenge her as an actress and challenge the audiences’ perceptions. They also offer less risk if the final product isn’t well-received, as the film probably won’t be on most moviegoer’s radar.
Stewart’s already lined up an impressive slate of films, acting opposite actors like Julianne Moore, Glenn Close and Juliette Binoche. If even one of those films does well enough to garner a decent amount of press attention, it could help audiences take a chance on seeing her in a different light, which will help her move away from Twilight and the baggage that comes with it. They’re also likely to help her gain the attention of major directors and producers, who would then be more likely to cast her in a prestigious film, which would also go a long way into changing the way the public sees her. It might even get her some awards attention (hey, Jonah Hill’s an Oscar nominee. You never know.)
Even if she doesn’t ever make it into the Oscar conversation, films like Camp X-Ray are the best way for her to build a solid, varied career, and that’s what tends to keep actors working, and working in great projects. The film might be a complete disaster, but the choices she’s making will still be enough to keep her moving towards new characters, new projects and hopefully, new fans. In the end, that’s really all an actor needs to build an admirable career.
Camp X-Ray opens in theaters on October 17.
"The day the movie came out there was a picture of me in the New York Post. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog. And I was like, 'Oh s**t, well, I have to be aware of that'." Fame hit Twilight star Kristen Stewart hard when the first film in the vampire love story franchise came out.
Rap icons Wu-Tang Clan proved they have put their differences aside when all nine members appeared together for a performance on U.S. TV. on Wednesday night (06Aug14). Raekwon, GZA, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna gave a rendition of new track Ron O'Neal as well as 1997 classic Triumph on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
The group also sat down for a chat with the host during the TV appearance.
The hip-hop collective is working on new album titled A Better Tomorrow, which is due for release in November (14) and will be preceded by single Ron O'Neal, but the project has stalled several times due to disagreements between Raekwon and RZA.
The pair has reconciled in recent months, allowing work on the group's first album since 2007's 8 Diagrams to move forward.
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is mourning the loss of her younger sister, Laura Plimpton, who died from a brain aneurysm on Tuesday (05Aug14). Plimpton unexpectedly passed away aged 59, in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Stewart shared the devastating news in an email to the staff at her lifestyle company, where Plimpton worked in a senior position for more than two decades.
In the letter obtained by the Daily Mail, Stewart wrote, "My youngest sister, and the youngest of the six Kostyra siblings, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, passed away today in Norwalk Hospital. Laura worked for me and the company for more than 25 years."
Stewart went on to reveal that Plimpton began to feel unwell after working out on Tuesday morning, and called on her husband Randy, to take her to the local hospital, where she later died.
Stewart continued, "She was an extraordinary employee, mother, wife and sister. We are so sad but also happy that Laura had the foresight to donate so many healthy organs to needy people."
Plimpton, a mother of three, stood by her older sister's side when she was sentenced to five months in prison for lying to U.S. federal agents investigating insider trading.
During an interview on U.S. talk show Larry King Live in 2004, Plimpton gushed about her "very special relationship" with her sister.
She said, "All I wanted to do was be around her, her husband, and then when Alexis (Stewart's daughter) was born, I just wanted to take care of Alexis. I would pack my little suitcase and go every weekend, practically, just to be with Martha."
Fans of The Daily Show may be surprised to learn that Jon Stewart's directorial debut is not a comedy, nor even a satirical work. The host has taken on a big project—adapting Maziar Bahari's best-selling memoir, Then They Came for Me. The film, Rosewater, stars Gael García Bernal as the journalist who was imprisoned and tortured for over 100 days, following the 2009 Iranian election.
Stewart has revealed new images from the project, and has also said that people may be surprised by the route he's taken:
“It may not be what people expect from me; it’s not a comedy... I hope people view it for what it is—a love letter to expression and the importance of it. It’s everything.”
Rosewater will premiere at TIFF this year, and will be out in limited release on November 7.
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