Garland wore a white, puff-ball blouse and blue gingham pinafore to play Dorothy in the 1939 film and the costume has become one of the most famous in cinema history.
The original outfit is now set to go under the hammer next month (Nov12) and is expected to raise $500,000 (£312,500).
Garland's costume is one of several identical outfits made for the movie, but the only one to have been seen on film and the only complete version to have survived intact.
The outfit will be displayed at the Stafford Hotel in London from Tuesday (09Oct12) before being exhibited at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California ahead of the sale on 9-10 November (12).
Hey, you'd be smiling like that, too, if you earned an estimated $165 million from May 2011 to May 2012 and had a net worth in the ballpark of $2.5 billion. Forbes announced its annual Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women list and, once again, Oprah Winfrey has come out on top. And while it's no big surprise that "America's only African-American billionaire" is still earning the big bucks, it's impressive that the 58-year-old media mogul stayed atop over this particular year.
After ending her wildly successful syndicated show on ABC, Winfrey struggled to stay relevant as her OWN network floundered in the ratings. The magazine reports that Winfrey, who had to put the ax to The Rosie Show earlier this year, "has yet to take a salary at OWN, so her sources of revenue are now the shows she produces through her Harpo production company (like Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray), her satellite radio station and her magazine." Still, even that has been a struggle for the current Forbes 400 cover girl: back in April it was estimated by Publishers Information Bureau that O magazine was down 24.1 percent in ad pages from 2011.
Forbes predicts that if her business ventures continue to perform like this, Winfrey (who also topped their Highest-Paid Celebrity list for the fourth year in a row) won't come in at No. 1 next year. (If only she earned income from this gif!)
So which lady could take the reins come 2013? Believe it or not, Britney Spears. Yes, the X Factor judge may just be the ultimate comeback kid, as she ranked second on the list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women, earning an estimated $58 million thanks to touring, her fragrance line, and strong album sales. Still, Spears, and everyone else, would have some major catching up to do, as Winfrey still outperformed her financially by $107 million. Trailing Winfrey and Spears is singer Taylor Swift, who can set her face to perpetual stun, as she is the youngest woman on the list and brought in roughly $57 million from May 2011 to 2012 — enough to put her at No. 3. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres came in at No. 4 with around $53 million, while pop star Rihanna tied her by earning the same amount thanks to her radio dominance over the past year. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are Lady Gaga ($52 million), Jennifer Lopez ($52 million), Gisele Bundchen ($45 million), Katy Perry ($45 million), and Judge Judy Sheindlin ($45 million). Surprisingly and noticeably absent from the list: Kristen Stewart (who made Forbes' list of the Highest-paid Actresses in Hollywood back in June) Beyoncé, Adele, Miley Cyrus, and those ubiquitous Kardashians. [Photo credit: WENN.com]
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The stage show mogul, who is currently working on the Spice Girls-themed musical Viva Forever!, has handed the money to The Theatres Trust, which has been set up to boost the industry in Britain.
She made the huge donation in a bid to help stage productions thrive, telling the BBC, "Theatres are very precious. This country has the richest heritage of theatre anywhere in the world and I genuinely feel we must protect that glorious history for future theatre-going audiences."
Organisers of the project hand out grants of up to $8,000 (£5,000) to theatre bosses to help pay for refurbishments.
Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov in the hit 1960s sci-fi show, unveiled the 2,479th star on Hollywood Boulevard, close to Takei's pavement plaque.
He was joined by his former co-stars Takei, Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols, as well as his wife Judy Levitt and daughter Danielle, at the ceremony - and he was overwhelmed by the accolade.
Speaking of his star honour when it was announced last year (11), Koenig declared, "This is something that you hope and wish for, dream about, but something you never expect to really happen. It's a joyous occasion and I am deeply honoured."
It was 1999, and David O. Russell was new to the industry — he had only directed two films to date, fostering stars like Jeremy Davies (Spanking the Monkey) and Ben Stiller(Flirting with Disaster). And then came Three Kings. The filmmaker's first straight drama, his first pickup by a Big Five production company, is also his first collaboration with Mark Wahlberg: his muse in the making.
Following Three Kings, Russell and Wahlberg partnered on the offbeat comedy I Heart Huckabees and the Oscar-nominated drama biopic The Fighter. And for a while, it was expected that Wahlberg would take the lead in Russell's upcoming romance/dramedy, Silver Linings Playbook. But top-billing in that picture ultimately landed in the hands of Bradley Cooper, whom Russell has cast in his next movie, an untitled project formerly named American Bulls***. On top of this, Russell discussed with The Hollywood Reporter on a desire to work with Cooper on a third film: American Sniper — a property to which Cooper presently has the rights.
So, the days of Russell/Wahlberg might be over. But will Russell's partnership with Cooper really be able to reproduce, or perhaps top, the magic he and his first muse managed in Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, and the critical/popular topper of the lot, The Fighter?
It's not like it hasn't been done — there have been plenty of directors who have moved from one acting muse to another, for whatever reason, resulting in some fantastic work:
Original Muse: Robert De Niro
Collaborations: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Mad Dog and Glory, Casino
Replacement Muse: Leonardo DiCaprio
Collaborations: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street
Original Muse: Matt Damon
Collaborations: Oceans Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, The Brothers Grimm, Syriana, Ocean's Thirteen, Che, The Informant!, Contagion
Replacement Muse: Channing Tatum
Collaborations: Haywire, Magic Mike, The Bitter Pill
Original Muse: Tarantino has collaborated with several people on multiple occasions — Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth — but the director's true original muse is undoubtedly Uma Thurman
Collaborations: Pulp Fiction, the Kill Bill movies
Replacement Muse: Christoph Waltz
Collaborations: Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained
Original Muse: Diane Keaton
Collaborations: Play It Again, Sam, Sleeper, Love and Death, Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan, Radio Days, Manhattan Murder Mystery
Replacement Muses: Diane Wiest, Mia Farrow, Daryl Hannah, Judy Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz...
Collaborations: Every remaining movie he has ever made
So is it possible? Heck yes. Clearly, Russell has found something in Cooper that inspires him. That's all it takes for two talented people to make magic. I Heart Huckabees-level magic, though? Hard to say...
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The comedy centres around feuding siblings, played by Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz. The actresses will play sisters-in-law.
Josh Hamilton and Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell will round out the cast.
The show, directed by Jack O'Brien, will begin previews on 3 November (12) at the Music Box Theatre.
On Thursday morning, former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw was rushed to the hospital following an appearance on the MSNBC program Morning Joe. The 74-year-old newsman, who is presently in Charlotte, N.C. covering the Democratic National Convention, expressed feelings of light-headedness following his segment on the show. The story was first reported by Media Bistro.
Brokaw has been covering both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, making appearances on programs like Morning Joe and the Fox News series Hannity. He is presently being evaluated at a Charlotte-based hospital. A statement from MSNBC via Media Bistro accredits this measure to "an abundance of caution" on the part of Brokaw, in light of his extensive recent workload.
Following the incident, an apparently well-spirited Brokaw tweeted the below message, poking fun at his condition:
All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants...— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) September 6, 2012
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In the midst of hit-and-runs, arrests, and divorce drama, it's nice to be able to report a piece of celebrity news that is truly heartwarming. Country singer Kellie Pickler has shaved her head to show solidarity with her best friend, who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer — Pickler revealed the her new look on Wednesday's episode of Good Morning America. It takes some major guts and a huge heart to make such a drastic change. Pickler clearly realizes that while being pretty is important in the entertainment industry, her looks are more valuable when they can be used to make a difference — and, of course, her bald-headed self is still gorgeous.
A press release on Pickler's Facebook explains that Summer Miller, Pickler's childhood best friend whom she calls her "sister," was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Miller, who is only 36, recently underwent a double mastectomy and begins chemotherapy on Thursday. “Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler says.
Miller, who only discovered her cancer when she insisted on having a mammogram, added, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”
In addition to sending a video of their big buzz to GMA, Pickler and Miller are teaming up with the website Athena® Water to raise money for breast cancer research. Athena® will make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Miller's honor and has pledged to contribute a minimum of $2 million to support breast cancer awareness, care, education, and research by 2014. Go to www.anthenawater.com for more information and a behind-the-scenes look at Miller and Pickler's amazing demonstration of strength.
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For someone who seemed dead-set on keeping her engagement a secret, Kate Bosworth has surprised fans in recent weeks. First, she dropped the f word (fiancé) in a travelogue for Vogue last month, and now, the 29-year-old actress is showing off the massive engagement ring that fiancé Michael Polish gifted her via a photo on WhoSay.com Tuesday.
"This photo was taken by my husband-to-be!" Bosworth captioned the pic. "Thank you all for the wonderful engagement wishes... We feel truly blessed."
According to People, Bosworth was first seen with Polish, a director, in Los Angeles at a Coldplay concert in August 2011. The duo also worked together in his upcoming movie, Big Sur.
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