Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's model daughter has signed on to be a fashion correspondent for news show Entertainment Tonight at the Oscars. Ireland Baldwin, 18, will join the programme's resident style expert Joe Zee on the red carpet on Sunday (02Mar14) for live coverage leading up to the Academy Awards.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I'm not used to being on camera so it's interesting, but it's so much fun working with Joe. It just feels like you're having a conversation."
Her big TV break comes after her father, Alec Baldwin, announced plans to stop talking about his private life in public.
The actor wrote in a piece for New York Magazine, "I'm aware that it's ironic that I'm making this case in the media, but this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."
Lady Gaga gave a heartfelt speech in honour of a magazine editor friend at a fashion awards ceremony in New York City on Friday night (06Sep13). The Poker Face star attended the Fashion Media Awards 2013 in the Big Apple to present a prize to her pal Stephen Gan, V Magazine's Editor in Chief, and she gushed about their friendship when she took to the podium.
Gaga described Gan as one of her few true friends and credited him with helping her make contacts within the fashion industry.
She told the audience, "What do I say about Stephen Gan?... Well basically, I wouldn't know anybody in this room if it wasn't for you... When I first met you we had sushi on 8th street... It was like we had known each other for so long... I can't tell you all in here about how your life changes and your career changes - you see who your real friends are. And one of my real friends is sitting right there. There are very few people in this industry... the music industry... There's very few who stand by you always. Stephen and all my fashion and art friends, you were all really there."
Gaga presented Gan with the Magazine of the Year award for his publication, while actress Jessica Biel also attended the event to hand the Creative Director of the Year to Elle's Joe Zee. Supermodel-turned-small screen star Heidi Klum landed the TV Personality of the Year trophy.
The very best thing a horror movie can do is get you so invested in the characters that it's the very idea that they are in danger that troubles you. Not the frequency of gore or the creepiness of the killers at large. And for a while, there, that's what You're Next seems to be up to: really immersing you in the family Davison. An uneven clan of resentful, emotionally distant WASPs, there is just as much tension before the killings begin during their countryside weekend getaway as there is midway through the bloodbath. The defining difference: the earlier stuff is a bit more fun.
Middle-aged married couple Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) retreat to their gigantic vacation home in the middle of nowhere, gathering each of their grown children (and their respective significant others) together for a moreover unpleasant dinner. The occasion is ambiguous, although it is suggested that the family is trying to mend some long-tattered fences with this reunion. As such, the meal proceeds with spiteful comments, passive-aggressive comebacks, and a general feeling of discomfort for the only sane one in the room: Erin (Sharni Vinson), second son Crispian's (AJ Bowen) Australian girlfriend and former student. And then, murders.
Lots and lots of murders. For no discernible reason, the family finds itself the victim of a team of eerily masked home invaders packing machetes and crossbows, bent on slaying each and every one of the dumbfounded Davisons. Naturally, as the characters fall, the stakes rise. But we lose more than bodies with each killing — we lose the fun. The fun in hearing adult siblings argue about which one of them is the fastest and as such most capable of running to get help. The fun in brothers bickering pettily about life choices while one has an arrow lodged in his upper back (that's Joe Swanberg, far and away the funniest player in the movie). Once the stars begin to get picked off with greater speed, there are fewer opportunities for these family squabbles.
The cat and mouse game to follow, however, is one a few notches above that of a normal horror flick, thanks entirely to the charms, quirks, and skills of guest Erin. Still, what we have from the second act on is a horror movie — a fun one, but nothing more. As You're Next seems to paint itself with the inventive countenance of something like Cabin in the Woods, you might be entering the game with expectations set high. Lower them just a bit, not too much. What you'll have in store is not a colorless slasher picture — it's a fun, funny, occasionally startling, and temporarily interesting. But rest assured, it's nothing too far outside the box, either.
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While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
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Former American Idol judge and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer/musician/singer (!) Kara DioGuardi recently conducted an interesting experiment with Elle magazine: trying to quickly turn someone into a viral pop star.
DioGuardi went after hours to the fashion magazine's offices, where one of Elle's junior editors became the guinea pig -- with the help of Elle Creative Director Joe Zee and famed co-choreographers Derek Mondello and Cody Rigsby.
Check out the fun and real (yes, that's an actual Elle staffer singing!) results below in the video for the song "My Heels."
Actor Van Johnson, a Hollywood heartthrob during the 1940s and 1950s, died on Friday at age 92.
The actor died at Tappan Zee Manor, an assisted living community in Nyack, New York, a spokeswoman for the facility told Reuters.
Johnson started his acting career on the Broadway stage but became a WWII film hero, starring in films such as A Guy Named Joe and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
With his burly physique and matinee idol looks, Johnson was also known as a heartthrob starring opposite actresses such as June Allyson, Esther Williams, Judy Garland and Janet Leigh.
Johnson was probably best known for starring with Humphrey Bogart and Fred MacMurray in The Caine Mutiny. If you haven’t ever seen this movie, you should rent it. Stellar performances by all.
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