Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell and Kelly Rutherford joined a march in New York City on Friday (07Mar14) in support of International Women's Day. The Sex and The City star was joined by the British supermodel and the Gossip Girl actress for the United Nations Women for Peace's March To End Violence Against Women.
The stars, along with Sting's wife Trudie Styler, joined hundreds of other marchers in Manhattan, and Campbell gave a speech as the crowd gathered in front of the United Nations building.
The catwalk star was photographed wiping away tears during her emotional address, and later wrote in a post on Twitter.com, "Thank you (it) was an honour to be UN Women For Peace."
International Women's Day is held on Saturday (08Mar14) and stars including Natalie Imbruglia, Mariah Carey and Emeli Sande marked the occasion on Twitter.
You don't arrive at the Grand Budapest Hotel without your share of Wes Anderson baggage. Odds are, if you've booked a visit to this film, you've enjoyed your past trips to the Wes Indies (I promise I'll stop this extended metaphor soon), delighting especially in Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and his most recent charmer Moonrise Kingdom. On the other hand, you could be the adventurous sort — a curious diplomat who never really got Anderson's uric-toned deadpan drudgings but can't resist browsing through the brochures of his latest European getaway. First off, neither community should worry about a bias in this review — I'm a Life Aquatic devotee, equally alienating to both sides. Second, neither community should be deterred by Andersonian expectations, be they sky high or subterranean, in planned Budapest excursions. No matter who you are, this movie will charm your dandy pants off and then some.
While GBH hangs tight to the filmmaker's recognizable style, the movie is a departure for Anderson in a number of ways. The first being plot: there is one. A doozy, too. We're accustomed to spending our Wes flicks peering into the stagnant souls of pensive man-children — or children-men (Moonrise) or fox-kits (guess) — whose journeys are confined primarily to the internal. But not long into Grand Budapest, we're on a bona fide adventure with one of the director's most attractive heroes to date: the didactic Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes mastering sympathetic comedy better than anyone could have imagined he might), who invests his heart and soul into the titular hotel, an oasis of nobility in a decaying 1930s Europe. Gustave is plucked from his sadomasochistic nirvana overseeing every cog and sprocket in the mountaintop institution and thrust into a madcap caper — reminiscent of, and not accidentally, the Hollywood comedies of the era — involving murder, framing, art theft, jailbreak, love, sex, envy, secret societies, high speed chases... believe me, I haven't given half of it away. Along the way, we rope in a courageous baker (Saoirse Ronan), a dutiful attorney (Jeff Goldblum), a hotheaded socialite (Adrien Brody) and his psychopathic henchman (Willem Dafoe), and no shortage of Anderson regulars. The director proves just as adept at the large scale as he is at the small, delivering would-be cartoon high jinks with the same tangible life that you'd find in a Billy Wilder romp or one of the better Hope/Crosby Road to movies.
Anchoring the monkey business down to a recognizable planet Earth (without sacrificing an ounce of comedy) is the throughline of Gustave's budding friendship with his lobby boy, Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori, whose performance is an unprecedented and thrilling mixture of Wes Anderson stoicism and tempered humility), the only living being who appreciates the significance of the Grand Budapest as much as Gustave does. In joining these two oddballs on their quest beyond the parameters of FDA-approved doses of zany, we appreciate it, too: the significance of holding fast to something you believe in, understand, trust, and love in a world that makes less and less sense everyday. Anderson's World War II might not be as ostensibly hard-hitting as that to which modern cinema is accustomed, but there's a chilling, somber horror story lurking beneath the surface of Grand Budapest. Behind every side-splitting laugh, cookie cutter backdrop, and otherworldly antic, there is a pulsating dread that makes it all mean something. As vivid as the worlds of Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise might well have been, none have had this much weight and soul.
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So it's astonishing that we're able to zip to and fro' every crevice of this haunting, misty Central Europe at top speeds, grins never waning as our hero Gustave delivers supernaturally articulate diatribes capped with physically startling profanity. So much of it is that delightfully odd, agonizingly devoted character, his unlikely camaraderie with the unflappably earnest young Zero, and his adherence to the magic that inhabits the Grand Budapest Hotel. There are few places like it on Earth, as we learn. There aren't many movies like it here either.
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Justin Bieber reportedly made a cross-country dash from Florida to Texas just to spend Friday morning (07Mar14) with his ex Selena Gomez. The former couple was spotted enjoying coffee at a Hidalgo Starbucks and shopping at a nearby fragrance store, and locals tell TMZ.com Bieber and Gomez looked like they had rekindled their romance.
The Come & Get It singer, who is set to perform in Hidalgo on Saturday night (08Mar14), posted a photo of herself enjoying a frozen coffee drink at the Starbucks with the message "Hidalgo, I've missed this ill see you soooon," but there was no mention of her ex, who doesn't feature in the snap.
The couple also checked out fragrances at Royal Perfume, and reports suggest Bieber and Gomez also had breakfast together.
The get together comes a day after Bieber stormed out of his deposition in Miami, Florida after lawyers for the photographer who is suing the singer grilled him about his ex-girlfriend.
Bieber and Gomez split last year (13).
"I have 14 tattoos and I think the key is to put them in very small places that, like, are not aggressively in your face every day. There are some that now I think about maybe (getting rid of)." Actress/singer Lea Michele is considering losing some of her skin art.
Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com.
Oprah demolishes Lindsay Lohan in her new OWN reality show. Lindsay falls apart under Oprah's watch, and it's as predictable as it is enticing. See the trailer at Celebuzz.
Find out why John Mayer and Katy Perry broke up. Spoiler: it's Mayer's fault. Find out more juicy details at VH1 Celebrity.
The perfect '90s tribute: a Clueless homage. Rapper Iggy Azalea made the excellent video for her song "Fancy." Read why Flavorwire loves it.
Who would win: Jess Day or Mindy Lahiri? See what happens when their shows are pitted against each other. Hollywood.com compares New Girl and The Mindy Project.
Singer Rihanna has been named the most streamed female artist in the world. The We Found Love hitmaker has beaten out Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey to take the top spot on the new Spotify.com poll.
Rounding out the top five on the list put together in honour of International Women's Day (08Mar14) are Beyonce and Pink.
Actress Winona Ryder is planning to send The Wire creator David Simon a letter of admiration in a bid to land a role in a future project. The Heathers star admits she has been a fan of Simon's for some time, but she has been struggling to put her feelings into words worthy of sending to her screenwriting idol.
She tells Britain's Red magazine, "I've been trying to write (Simon) a letter to tell him I want to work with him. But how do you write a letter to a writer? He's the person that I hope to work with one day."
Simon is also the co-creator of New Orleans-based drama Treme and gritty mini-series The Corner.
Lord Of The Dance star Michael Flatley has been handed the honour of serving as Grand Marshal of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade in Cork, Ireland. The Irish-American will reign over the festivities for the 2014 celebrations and he admits the role is a dream come true.
He says, "I am truly honoured to be chosen as Grand Marshal of the Cork St. Patrick's Day Parade, a county my family and I now call home.
"The parade is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Irish culture and I'm looking forward to meeting musicians, Irish dancers and artistic groups from all over Cork and Ireland.
"I am really proud of Cork, it's a thriving city with so much to offer residents and tourists alike."
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin's pregnancy will be written into her U.S. TV show Once Upon A Time. The Walk the Line star plays a modern-day Snow White in the series opposite real-life fiance Josh Dallas.
In the show, Goodwin's character has a daughter with Dallas, who plays Prince Charming, and he reveals show bosses have decided to write a second pregnancy into the storyline to accommodate the mum-to-be.
He tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "As we saw in the first part of the season, Snow confesses some secrets to Prince Charming, that she wanted to have another baby.
"So if you saw Ginny now, you would know that hiding the bump is gonna be a difficult thing, so Snow and Charming are gonna have another baby.''
Goodwin is due later this year (14).
This is the first child for the couple who began dating in 2011.
"We both had each other's backs. Our day was, 'My a** is going to be in your face and your package is going to be in my face!' " Cameron Diaz on filming saucy scenes for her new comedy Sex Tape with Jason Segel .