Australia's weekly tabloid Woman's Day is cooking up controversy with its new cover, revealing supposed never-before-seen photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their honeymoon. The surreal cover pic raises a lot of questions: 1) Why are these photos coming out a year after their actual honeymoon? 2) How were they taken? 3) Does William shop in Scott Disick's closet? And most importantly, 4) Are the photos even real? Most of the media attention has focused on Middleton's tiny body in a black bikini. But was she put on the PhotoShop diet to look thinner?
Hollywood.com reached out to media experts to weigh in.
One photo editor at an American celebrity magazine believes that the image has been PhotoShopped. "She looks skinnier," says the editor. "I feel like the hips are not in proportion to her shoulders. Her shoulders look wider than they should be." Plus, "I'm not 100 percent convinced it's a real shot."
But another industry expert says it's tough to tell. "Maybe, above the hip by the waist. [The magazine] could have brought it in a little bit, but it's tough to say."
The expert does believe that parts of the picture were absolutely altered. "The background is PhotoShopped. Halfway up the magazine where the water turns back into sand, and that huge fuzzy line, that's not real. Why she's missing her legs with the drop text doesn't make any sense."
Whether this specific cover has been airbrushed or not, both of our industry sources agree that it's common procedure to morph images for covers of magazines. "It's done a lot; you have to sell magazines," says our expert. "It happens all the time. Pictures are put together — we joke and say that they are paintings. They're not photographs," adds the editor.
Back in April, the question of magazines PhotoShopping images was brought to the forefront when a middle school girl petitioned Seventeen magazine to include at least one unaltered photo spread in each issue.
In response, in the magazine's August issue, Editor-in-Chief Anne Shoket shared a body peace treaty that states Seventeen will "never change girls' body or face shapes," and will "celebrate every kind of beauty in our pages." Her staff will also now include behind-the-scenes photos on the magazine's Tumblr page revealing what occurs during an actual photo shoot. While Seventeen has addressed the issue, the question about Middleton still remains: Do you think her body was PhotoShopped? Follow Lindsey on Twitter @LDiMat. [Photo Credit: Courtesy of Woman's Day] More:Prince William and Kate Middleton's First Anniversary: 5 Ways They Should CelebratePrince William: 30 Royal Pics for the Prince's 30th BirthdayNSFW Kate Upton PICS: Your Surefire Way of Getting Fired Today Middleton
The ensemble dramedy Crazy Stupid Love. has the makings of greatness. Its cast brims with nimble and likable actors including Steve Carrell Julianne Moore Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and its screenplay written by Dan Fogelman (Cars Tangled) is replete with moments alternately touching funny clever and heartbreaking. So why then is the end product ultimately so unsatisfying? Perhaps it’s because the film as constructed by directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa is a mess a jumble of disparate plot elements and shifting tones its whole significantly less than the sum of its parts.
Crazy Stupid Love. begins with a breakup: Emily (Moore) after 25 years of marriage to Cal (Carrell) declares to him in a busy restaurant that she wants a divorce then subsequently admits to an affair. As Cal and Emily grapple with love’s demise their thirteen-year-old son Robbie (Jonah Bobo) is feeling its first stirrings having developed a formidable crush on the family’s seventeen-year-old babysitter Jessica (Analeigh Tipton). (He remains undeterred even after she walks in on him doing well what thirteen-year-old boys do.) Alas Robbie’s feelings appear doomed to remain unrequited as the girl only has eyes for Cal. The implications of her crush to which Cal is entirely oblivious (this isn’t American Beauty 2) aren’t made clear until much later.
Indeed the implications of much of what happens in Crazy Stupid Love. aren’t made clear until much later. The film meanders about – without clear aim or purpose – for a good portion of its running time drifting back and forth between Cal’s story and those of its supporting players as Ficarra and Requa seem more intent on laying the groundwork for a Stunning Third-Act Twist than crafting a coherent and compelling narrative.
Devastated by his wife’s revelations Cal sulks nightly at a swanky uptown bar where he earns the sympathy of its resident player Jacob (Gosling). A sharp-dressed blunt-spoken dilettante he takes on the gloomy pathologically uncool 44-year-old as a kind of apprentice upgrading his wardrobe and schooling him on his pick-up strategy which involves not so much seducing women as overwhelming them. The efforts soon pay off when Cal beds a daffy middle-school teacher (Marisa Tomei) followed by a bevy of anonymous bar babes.
But just as Cal enjoys promiscuity’s first fruits he finds himself pining for Emma whom he still loves and who has clearly come to regret her dalliance. Crazy Stupid Love. wants us to believe the two are soulmates destined to be reunited but nothing about their scenes together suggests this to be true. The best the film can offer are wistful tales from the couples’ days as high-school sweethearts – surely not the stuff of which successful marriages are made. The most telling statement on their relationship is made in the opening sequence when Cal would rather leap from a moving vehicle than listen to his wife talk.
More credible is the unexpected bond Jacob forms with Hannah (Stone) a canny law-school graduate first seen flatly rejecting him (she’s the only woman in the film to do so) earlier in the film. After her attorney boyfriend (Josh Groban) proves a bust she runs (literally) into his arms and shortly thereafter to his posh bachelor pad. But what starts out as a one-night-stand turns into an all-night conversation. Hannah first presses him to reveal the steps of his seduction routine then to catalog his list of late-night Sharper Image purchases. When he complies it feels like a requiem. Can a scrofulous cad really be redeemed over the course of one evening? He can if he’s Ryan Gosling – and if his redeemer is Emma Stone.
The charm of that scene is nearly enough to redeem Crazy Stupid Love. Then comes the Big Twist the point of which is debatable the absurdity of which is not. Afterward the film which has heretofore alternated between sharp insight and sentimental contrivance opts exclusively for the latter. The only thing missing from its sap-soaked climax is a slow-clap.
Ashley Judd hasn't been on television since 1994, when she co-starred on NBC's Sisters. Apparently she's about to end her seventeen year hiatus from the small screen, as Variety reports Judd is in talks to star in ABC's Missing, about a woman who, after her son disappears in Italy, travels to Europe to search for him and employs her former CIA agent skills to do so. Behind the project is writer Greg Poirer and director Steve Schill, along with executive producers Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo. Missing could premiere as early as this summer with a 10 episode arc. Good luck to them all, as perhaps they'll be the ones who'll have no choice but to finally make the "Ashley Judd is difficult to work with" rumors less...rumored.
Movie hardman Sylvester Stallone is making a fourth Rambo movie, 17 years after the last film was made.
The news comes shortly after Stallone announced plans for a sixth Rocky film in 2006.
Rambo IV will see former Vietnam veteran John J. Rambo retired into a quiet life until he gets involved in the case of a missing child.
The movie will be shot between Mexico and the United States.
Filming is scheduled to start in the spring.
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