"The most fun (movie to make) was The Help. Just because I love those girls and we were in Mississippi drinking moonshine and gaining weight and eating fried foods and having dance parties." Actress Jessica Chastain had an unforgettable experience filming with co-stars such as Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard in the 2011 hit drama.
The Avengers co-stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Mark Ruffalo will be among the stars honoured at the upcoming Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. The Hollywood stars will be feted alongside Brits Mike Leigh, Dame Judi Dench and Emma Watson at BAFTA Los Angeles' 23rd annual gala on 30 October (14).
Downey, Jr. will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Ruffalo will pick up the Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with Water Defense, a non-profit charity he co-founded to keep waterways and drinking water clean, moviemaker Leigh will be the recipient of the 2015 John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Dench will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
Harry Potter star Watson will be named the British Artist of the Year at the gala.
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Emma Watson jetted to Uruguay this week (beg15Sep14) to give a speech as part of her new role as a United Nations (U.N.) Goodwill Ambassador.
The Harry Potter actress, who was appointed to the position in July (14), addressed an event at Uruguay's Parliament in the capital city Montevideo on Wednesday (17Sep14) which was organized by several women's groups. Watson spoke via a translator backing the U.N.'s HeForShe campaign, which is fighting for more elected female senators, and she won applause from audience members including Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori.
The 24 year old admits she was pleased with how her speech was received, saying, "At the back of the room there were five young women, probably under the age of 17, who were holding a banner that said, 'Say yes to more women in politics'. To see this kind of participation is why I'm here. It's why I've come to Uruguay and why I want to work with U.N. Women...Thankfully, I have this platform and I'm able to shine a light on these issues, which are really important to me and this is what I want to continue to do and what I believe in passionately."
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Pop star Taylor Swift has seen off competition from Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna to be named People magazine's best dressed celebrity.
The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker has topped the list of stylish stars compiled by the U.S. publication, with editors crediting her for "nailing every off-duty and red carpet look, whether it's sweet separates or dazzling designer gowns".
Other famous faces to feature in the top 10 include Diane Kruger, Emma Stone and Emma Watson, while Chloe Grace Moretz, 17, and 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men tied at 10.
Colin Firth feared he would look old and decrepit playing Emma Stone's love interest in Woody Allen's new film Magic In The Moonlight, because of their 29-year age gap. The King's Speech star, 54, plays an illusionist who sets out to unmask a bogus clairvoyant, portrayed by Stone, 25, in the comedy, and admits he feared the audience's reaction to his onscreen romance with The Amazing Spider-Man.
Firth tells The Independent, "I was very aware of it (age gap) at the beginning, when I found out who was playing the roles. At the time I thought, 'I'm going to seem so old and washed up next to Emma Stone!' I wasn't exactly relishing being on the unflattering end of that.
"Once we were underway, other things came to the fore. But people are going to draw attention to it. I get it. I really do understand. It's noticeable."
Many critics have made the point that Allen should have cast an older woman or a younger leading man, but the film is still a hit among many fans of the director.
Hunger Games fans get ready to celebrate (and cry)... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 official trailer has finally been released and it’s everything we could want, and then some. After waiting for what feels like a lifetime, fans are losing their minds over the trailer.
Watch the trailer before, so you can see if you have the same reaction as others:
People were tweeting about it, before the trailer even dropped:
we're gonna die in a few hours bc mockingjay trailer pic.twitter.com/8ojLRHknYt
— TODAY // 3 HOURS (@lawrxncejen) September 15, 2014
who's going to be at school tomorrow asking for a bathroom pass just so you can get out of class to watch the Mockingjay Part 1 trailer?!?
— Willow Shields (@WillowShields) September 15, 2014
Hey Prim, if we were still in school, that would totally be us.
WORDS CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THE MOCKINGJAY TRAILER WE HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR IT AND WE'RE FINALLY GETTING IT TOMORROW
— PerksOfBeingAFanboy. (@LiamKelsall) September 14, 2014
we're not just getting the Mockingjay trailer tomorrow we're also getting cast interviews and exclusive photos HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE
— PerksOfBeingAFanboy. (@LiamKelsall) September 14, 2014
Before even seeing it, people predicted how important it was going to be:
when you're giving birth but the mockingjay trailer is being released pic.twitter.com/QKckuWSET6
— Harry Potter (@HtothePotter) September 15, 2014
Then the trailer actually released:
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MOCKINGJAY TRAILER LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW INCREDIBLE JENNIFER'S PERFORMANCE IS, LET'S TALK ABOUT PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
— 1989 (@TSwizzleLoves13) September 15, 2014
Peeta was everyone’s first priority:
"Or you will find another Mockingjay!" #MockingjayPart1Trailer #TheMockingjayLives pic.twitter.com/xXVoEMckhJ
— lαrcнα dιvergeηтe ོ (@CorredoraOsada) September 15, 2014
"You will rescue Peeta at the earliest opportunity or you will find another Mockingjay!"
— Domi (@RealLoveDE) September 15, 2014
All of Us: YEAH YOU BETTER SAVE PEETA!
People were so excited, they couldn’t spell:
MOCKINGJAY TRAILER IM SO DCITED
— juliane (@pieterseidek) September 15, 2014
It made people very emotional:
The Mockingjay trailer got me like pic.twitter.com/cT421fnawm
— anita • mr grey (@damonwithelena) September 15, 2014
the mockingjay trailer gives me chills, i'm so emotional right now!
— Mr. Grey (@Deedou13) September 15, 2014
oh my god the mockingjay trailer!!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!
— bucky (@clintbartontbh) September 15, 2014
the mockingjay part 1 trailer oh god everything has led to this and i'm so fjsnfjskdgmd
— z (@zaiirraa) September 15, 2014
I got goose bumps while watching Mockingjay Part 1 trailer.. Shoot those Mockijets, Katniss! :))))))))
— Dan Nikkoli Soria (@tanDANgsoria) September 15, 2014
omfg the mockingjay trailer was so... http://t.co/SVRbyyPZTa
— artsy (@thenerdhub) September 15, 2014
Everyone already knows this movie is going to be good:
Mockingjay looks out of this world. Whoa.
— Queen of Books (@AlanaBWaters) September 15, 2014
OMG MOCKINGJAY LOOKS SOO GOOD!!
— ALL BECAUSE OF EMMA (@EmmaWatsonU2) September 15, 2014
They’re even going as far to suggest it’ll be better than the book:
Mockingjay is already better than the book based on the trailer. I think I know what point in book the movies are going to be split.
— Ryan Kilkenny (@ryanstweeting11) September 15, 2014
People demanded the movie:
I can't get over that Mockingjay trailer. Everything looks perfect - from the beautiful visuals to the amazing acting. I need the movie NOW!
— THGAustralia.com (@THGAustralia) September 15, 2014
OOOHHH YESSSSSSSS MOCKINGJAY TRAILER IS SO GOOD OMG YES I WANT THE FILM NOWWWWWW
— Rawson Ny Ndublet (@HeartbeatCharly) September 15, 2014
To quote President Snow, “It’s the things we love the most that destroy us.”
But this actually will detroy us. #TheMockingjayLives
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"Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny... I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot, and Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there." Bill Murray names his ideal cast for the new female-focused reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Ariana Grande has denied reports she scrapped her promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with a photoshoot.
The Problem hitmaker was reported to have stormed out of a photo session Down Under because she was unimpressed with the pictures produced, but Grande is adamant there is no truth to the rumours.
She tells Australian radio show Mike E & Emma, "I did hear about something just 10 minutes ago that was totally untrue and very annoying... There's no record to set straight. It was just a photographer or something who got mad at me because I left to change my outfit mid-photoshoot because I didn't like my top and I was like, 'Oh I'll be right back' and then I came back and he had left and I was like 'Oh s**t' . He's now... said all these ridiculous untrue things about me and I'm just like, you know what, that's not real, that's nonsense, my fans know who I am, my family knows who I am, my friends know who I am and that's all that matters."
Grande's manager Scooter Braun also defended her on Twitter.com on Monday (08Sep14), writing, "@ArianaGrande is kind, caring, and more than anything she is a great human being (sic). Some people make up rumours for a living... so... saying things about Ari comes with her now being a big star. But saying she isn't a good person that ain't gonna fly... There is zero truth to anything different. Enough is enough...(sic)."
Last month (Aug14), Grande had to defend herself when a group of U.S. fans accused her of being rude and cold towards the crowd at a meet-and-greet session. Grande claims she acted that way because she was upset.
The radio interview with the pop star is due to air on Wednesday (10Sep14).
Taylor Swift has aired her grievances with a mystery female pop rival in new song Bad Blood. The singer counts the likes of Selena Gomez, Lorde, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld and Sarah Hyland among her many girlfriends, but there's one famous female she has never gotten along with - and now she's channelled her feelings of bitterness into the track from her forthcoming album, 1989.
Swift refuses to name names or go into specific details, but in a candid new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she explains, "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?' (Then last year) she did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies'. And it wasn't even about a guy!
"It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational - you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it."
Swift admits the fall out "broke my heart... because I have such a high priority on girls sticking together", and she wishes she could say some of the lines from the tune directly to her rival.
She adds, "Sometimes the lines in a song are lines you wish you could text-message somebody in real life. I would just be constantly writing all these zingers - like, 'Burn. That would really get her'. And I know people are going to obsess over who it's about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there's a reason there are not any overt call outs in that song.
"I know people will make it this big girl-fight thing. But I just want people to know it's not about a guy. You don't want to shade someone you used to date and make it seem like you hate him, when that's not the case."
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is apprehensive about attending university to study cinematography after learning just how crazy Brown students were around Emma Watson. The Kick-Ass star has been home schooled since she was nine, but now she has her sights set on UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) or New York University as she considers further education.
However, friends she met at her old school, Beverly Vista, in California, have her more than a little concerned about what college life will be like as a young star.
She tells the Los Angeles Times, "I have friends who went to Brown (University in Rhode Island) with Emma Watson, and it's sad, because everyone is like, 'Oh, my God, I shared a pencil with her'. They act like they don't care, but they actually really do. It's kind of a curse."