Actress Nicole Kidman has been left "heartbroken" by the apparent suicide of her close friend and stylist L'Wren Scott. The longtime girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger was found hanging in her New York apartment on Monday (17Mar14) and her untimely death prompted an outpouring of emotion from celebrity friends and fans, including Bette Midler, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Olivia Wilde and Jagger's former wife, Bianca.
The Rolling Stones frontman added his tribute in a post on his website on Tuesday (18Mar14), admitting he was "still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way", and now Kidman's representative has addressed the tragedy, revealing the Australian actress is too dumbstruck to pay her respects publicly.
Her spokesperson tells Yahoo.com, "Nicole and L'Wren were close friends for 25 years. Nicole is heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything."
Meanwhile, model Cory Kennedy has revealed that Jagger's bandmate Keith Richards' family has also been hit hard by the sad news.
She tells UsMagazine.com, "I spoke to (Richards' daughter) Alexandra Richards and her mum Patti (Hansen) is having a really tough time."
And guitarist Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo tells CNN, "She (Scott) was like this statuesque, floating around, elegant woman (sic). Very hard to get close to, but at the same time she would always be really lovely to you.
"I can't believe that she took her life... It's very, very sad. My heart really goes out to Mick... He's devastated, he's absolutely devastated. It must be a real, real shock to him."
The Stones were in Perth, Australia preparing for a gig when news of Scott's death hit the headlines. The band has since postponed a series of dates Down Under.
Mick Jagger has broken his silence following the death of his longtime girlfriend, revealing he is struggling to understand why his "lover and best friend" took her life. The Rolling Stones star was left "devastated" upon hearing the news that 47-year-old designer and stylist L'Wren Scott had been found hanging by a scarf in her Manhattan, New York apartment on Monday (17Mar14).
The rocker and his band have scrapped the first gig on their Australian tour, which was scheduled for Wednesday (19Mar14), to allow the frontman to process the sad news and to make arrangements to attend his late-girlfriend's funeral - and now Jagger has posted a message on his personal website, which reads: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
"She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her."
Jagger and Scott started dating in 2001.
His website tribute comes just hours after a representative for Jagger shot down a report suggesting the rocker had split with Scott prior to her death.
A statement read: "The story in the New York Post re a split between Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott is 100 percent untrue. There is absolutely no basis in fact to this story. It is a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip during this very tragic time for Mick."
Following Scott's death, many celebrities and famous friends took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the stylist. They included Olivia Wilde, Bette Midler, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Jagger's former wife, Bianca.
Stunned fashion experts have offered up their respects to designer and stylist L'Wren Scott following news of her death on Monday morning (17Mar14). The much-loved former model, who has been rocker Mick Jagger's girlfriend for over a decade, was found hanging by a scarf in her Manhattan apartment, and her passing has left the fashion industry and Hollywood reeling.
Actresses Emmy Rossum and Olivia Munn were among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Scott and now some of the world's top fashion names have added their thoughts via Twitter.com.
Donna Karan writes, "A solemn & very sad moment to remember L'Wren Scott. May she rest in peace", while Scott's fellow stylist Tara Swennen adds, "Rip to one of the most talented stylists and designers out there-L'Wren Scott - you inspired us all and you will be dearly missed!" And style icon Marc Jacobs tweets, "Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed."
Pregnant actress Olivia Wilde also added her thoughts via Twitter, writing, "L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. S**t. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy."
Meanwhile, Jagger's former wife, Bianca Jagger, has also offered up her thoughts about the tragedy, tweeting, "Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace."
Veteran actress Jessica Lange has been named the new face of a Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign The American Horror Story star is showing off her ageless looks in a new campaign for the acclaimed fashion designer's cosmetics line.
In a post from the official Marc Jacobs International account on Wednesday (26Feb14), a photo shows the 64 year old in a close-up shot, with her blonde hair tussled and donning dramatic make-up in a noir-like portrait.
A caption reads, "Announcing the new face of @MarcBeauty, Jessica Lange! Campaign shot by David Sims."
Lange isn't the only celebrity over 60 to become the face of a well-known brand - Diane Keaton, 68, has front a L'Oreal campaign, while actress Lauren Hutton, 70, has done ads for Lucky Brand.
TriStar Pictures via Everett Collection
An hour and change into Pompeii, there's a volcano. You'd think there might have been a volcano throughout — you'd think that the folks inhabiting the ill-fated Italian village would have been dealing with the infamous volcano for the full 110 minutes. After all, volcano movies have worked before. Volcano, for instance. And the other one. But for some reason, Pompeii feels the need to stuff its first three quarters with coliseum battles, Ancient Rome politics, unlikely friendships, and a love story. But we don’t care. We can't care. None of it warrants our care. Where the hell is the volcano, already?
To answer that: it's off to the side — rumbling. Smoking. Occasionally spiking the neighboring community with geological fissures or architectural misgivings. Pretty much executing every trick picked up in Ominous Foreshadowing 101, but never joining the story. Not until Paul W.S. Anderson shouts, "Last call," hitting us with a final 20-odd minutes of unmitigated disaster (in a good way). If you've managed to maintain a waking pulse throughout the lecture in sawdust that is Pompeii's story, then you might actually have a good time with the closing sequence. It has everything you’d expect — everything you had been expecting! — and delivers it with gusto. Torpedoes of smoke running hordes of idiot villagers out of their homes and toward whatever safety the notion of forward has to offer. Long undeveloped characters rising to the occasion to rescue hapless princesses who thought it might be a good idea to set their vacation homes at the foot of a lava-spewing mountain. The whole ordeal is actually a lot of laughs. But it amounts to a dessert just barely worth the tasteless dinner we had to force down to get there.
TriStar Pictures via Everett Collection
To get through the bulk of Pompeii, we recommend focusing all your attentions away from the effectively bland slave/gladiator/hero Kit Harington — sorry, Jon Snow (he's actually called a bastard at one point) — and onto his partner in crime: a scowling Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje — sorry, Mr. Eko (he and Snow actually trade valedictions by saying "I'll see you at another time, brother" at one point) — who warms up to his fellow prize fighter during their shared time in the klink, and delivers his moronic material with a sprinkle of flair. Keeping the working man down is Kiefer Sutherland — sorry, Jack Bauer — as an ostentatious Roman senator, doling out vainglory in Basil Fawlty-sized portions. When he's not spitting scowls at peasants, ol' JB is undermining the efforts of an earnest local governor Jared Harris — sorry, Lane Pryce (he actually calls someone a mad man at one point) — and his wife Carrie-Anne Moss — sorry, Katherine O'Connell from Vegas (joking! Trinity) — and finagling the douchiest marriage proposal ever toward their daughter Emily Browning — sorry, but I have no idea what she's from.
But questionable television references and some enjoyably daft performances by Eko and Jack can't really make up for the heft of mindless dullness that Pompeii passes off as its narrative... until the big showstopper.
The best player in the World for movie trailers, Hollywood interviews and movie clips.
In truth, the last sequence is a gem. It's fun, inviting, and energizing, and might even call into question the possibility that Pompeii is all about how futile life, love, friendship, politics, and pride are when even the most egregiously complicated of plots can be taken out in the end by a sudden volcanic eruption. But you have to wade through that egregious complication to get there, and you shouldn't expect to have too much of a good time doing so.
Follow @Michael Arbeiter
| Follow @Hollywood_com
U.S. reality TV star Kendall Jenner bared her breasts to the world on Thursday (13Feb14) as she walked the runway for the Marc Jacobs fashion show in a sheer top. The 18-year-old model made her debut for the acclaimed designer during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, and turned heads in a revealing outfit.
Jenner showed off Jacobs' Fall 2014 collection by donning bleached eyebrows, pale skin, brown bob and a skin-tight sheer shirt, baring her nipples.
The teen's elder half-sister, Khloe Kardashian, took to Instagram.com to post a photograph of her star sibling, and defend her following negative comments from unapproving critics.
Kardashian wrote, "My baby sister killed it today walking in the Marc Jacobs fashion show!!!... Congrats (sic) my baby!!!
"She's too dope for you 2 (to) understand! Yall (sic) would trade places with her in a second! The hate is real! LOL (laugh out loud) bye haters!."
She added, "Oops I keep forgetting I'm supposed to be on my 'Don't sweat the small stuff' But I just can't pass up a good rant... It's a fashion show. She doesn't choose! Clueless."
Marc Jacobs' longtime photographer refused to shoot Miley Cyrus for a new fashion campaign. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was named the new face for the spring (14) collection for the company on Wednesday (08Jan14), and showed off a wild and windswept image taken by David Sims on her Twitter.com page hours after her new role was announced.
Jacobs has now revealed Sims was commissioned to capture Miley for the campaign after his longstanding photographer Juergen Teller opted not to take on the job.
The designer tells WWD.com, "I have worked with Juergen for years and love him as an artist. He just didn't want to shoot her."
Despite Teller's refusal to photograph the singer, Jacobs insists he loved working with Cyrus.
He continues, "We all just love her and her entire being, her energy, her talent, her intelligence, everything. There's nothing I don't like about her. She is just genuine and very natural."
Miley Cyrus has been named the new face of Marc Jacobs. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker will be featured in advertisements for fashion house's spring 2014 campaign. She joins a slew of famous faces who have fronted past campaigns for Jacobs, including Helena Bonham-Carter, Dakota Fanning and Victoria Beckham.
Marc Jacobs is leaving his post at Louis Vuitton with one last flourish after recruiting supermodel Gisele Bundchen and director Sofia Coppola for his final ad campaign with the luxury brand. The fashion designer has enlisted several big names to help him bow out from the company in style as he steps down as creative director.
In addition to Bundchen and Coppola, Jacobs also hired veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, and model Edie Campbell for the chic portraits by photographer Steven Meisel.
Frederic Winckler, the communications and events director for Louis Vuitton, praises Jacobs' final ads, telling Women's Wear Daily, "It's not a melancholic campaign. It's really celebrating women who inspire Marc."
Jacobs left the French fashion house after 16 years to concentrate on his own eponymous brand. His final collection is the company's 2014 Spring/Summer line.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are at the centre of a lawsuit after a man came forward alleging the former couple used his idea to create their reality TV competition Q'viva! The Chosen. The series, which premiered in the U.S. in 2012, shows the singers travelling throughout South America searching for talented entertainers for a new Latin-style Las Vegas production.
John Jacobs has now filed a lawsuit in New York against Marc Anthony Productions and Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, claiming he contacted both companies to pitch his show, Miami Beach: The Game, in 2007 and 2008, according to TMZ.com.
The premise of Jacobs' series' was to feature two well-known Latin celebrities who would travel far and wide to find the next big superstar.
He alleges that representatives from both companies expressed interest in his idea, but later ignored all correspondence with him.
Jacobs is seeking $25 million (£16.7 million) from Anthony and Lopez. The stars have yet to comment on the case.