ELIZABETH OLSEN SCREENS ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’ AT NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Posted in Elizabeth Olsen on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

Elizabeth Olsen looked every bit the movie star that she is as she attended the 49th annual New York Film Festival presentation of Martha Marcy May Marlene at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Tuesday (October 11).

Joined by co-star Hugh Dancy, the 22-year-old actress dazzled in a black gown featuring a striking high neck as she screening her new Sean Durkin-directed psychological drama about a damaged woman who struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

The movie was a standout at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival, and Ms. Olsen, who also starred in a second film at the festival, Silent House (an art-house horror film scheduled for 2012), impressed critics and industry insiders alike, and was quickly tagged the “it girl” of the festival.

And it seems the sky is the limit for Elizabeth. She is set to star in a string of films new — including Red Lights, a supernatural drama featuring Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver, and Liberal Arts, a comic drama with Zac Efron and Josh Radnor. And did we mention that she’s currently attending New York University, where she’s a senior majoring in theater at the Tisch School of the Arts? Elizabeth anticipates graduating this winter or spring.

Besides getting more movie roles, Ms. Olsen says she was eager to land a meaty theater role. Her dream? “I want to play Ophelia in Hamlet, Masha in Three Sisters and, really, really later in life, I’d love to play Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey.”

JAVIER BARDEM TO PLAY ‘BOND’ VILLAIN

Posted in Javier Bardem on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

Javier Bardem is back to doing what he does best — playing the villain.

The Spanish actor will channel his inner bad boy as the next villain in the James Bond franchise, currently headed by Daniel Craig.

“I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, and to play that is going to be fun,” Javier confirms to ABC.

He adds of his antagonist role: “They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”

Sam Mendes will direct the 23rd Bond movie, rumored to be titled Skyfall.

KANYE WEST AND MAROON 4 TO PERFORM AT VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW

Posted in Kanye West on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

Fashionistas and music fans can expect a show-stopping Victoria’s Secret runway show this year as news hit today that fiery rapper Kanye West will perform for the lingerie retailer’s annual fashion show.

Also on the bill with Kanye for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Maroon 5, fronted by The Voice coach Adam Levine.

The show, which stars supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and more, will air November 29 on CBS.

TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED BILLBOARD WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Posted in Taylor Swift on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

It’s another honor for Taylor Swift. The country music superstar has been crowned “Woman of the Year” by Billboard magazine.

The 21-year-old multiplatinum singer-songwriter is the youngest to receive the award, which has gone to Beyonce, Reba McEntire and Fergie.

She will be honored at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event in New York on December 2.

Her latest album, Speak Now, has sold over 3.6 million copies since its release last year, and she’s sold the most albums of any artist over the past year.

It’s the latest honor for Miss Swift, who became the youngest person to win the Grammy for best album for Fearless in 2010. She has also won several ACM, CMA and AMA awards.

Taylor is currently on a national tour.

ESQUIRE: RIHANNA NAMED SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE

Posted in Rihanna on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

>Esquire magazine has just named Rihanna the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2011.

“At the end of a concert, I don’t feel like I’ve been this sexy thing,” Rihanna says in the men’s mag’s cover story on her. “Really, I don’t even think about it.”

Her nude cover shot would seem to suggest otherwise, but she has more to discuss than her perfect bod and obvious sex appeal. The highlights:

On listening to Chris Brown’s music: “It’s incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I’ve put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.”

On keeping her Barbadian fans happy: “I’m always representing Barbados. All over the world, no matter what I was doing, no matter what I achieved, no matter what award it was, I always shouted them out. So, I started making them feel like, ‘This is our girl. If people in the U.K. could get this excited about her, what’s wrong with us?'”

On drinking to soothe herself pre-concert: “I have to have it. I take it very seriously, so there is a level of anxiety, always. I overthink everything when it comes to my job. The drink calms my nerves. I sip it while I watch the opening act from my dressing room. Sometimes I go out into the audience. I put on a really big hoodie and sneak out there.”

DEREK JETER AND MINKA KELLY: TOGETHER AGAIN?

Posted in Derek Jeter, Minka Kelly on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

Much like fellow celeb couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, it appears Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly have bounced back to on-again status.

According to the New York Post, the Yankees slugger flew to Miami on Sunday to meet with the Charlie’s Angels star.

The two were spotted at Morgans South Beach, “laughing and having a fun breakfast together,” according to spies.

“They met up to try and figure it out,” one source told Page Six. “They are trying to see what the future holds for them.”

“They may eventually get back together,” the source added. “This was not some sort of final conversation and meeting between them.”

After three years together, Derek and Minka parted ways in August when the couple reportedly reached a lull in their relationship.

SOFIA VERGARA JOINS FASHIONISTAS AT MONIKA CHIANG STORE OPENING

Posted in Paula Patton, Shenae Grimes, Sofia Vergara, Stephanie Pratt on October 11, 2011 by fadedblog

Sofia Vergara attended the Monika Chiang LA store opening cocktail reception in Los Angeles on Monday night (October 10).

Joined by the likes of Paula Patton, Stephanie Pratt and Shenae Grimes, the Modern Family actress looked luscious in her LBD as she checked out the American designer’s first collection at her new location on Robertson Boulevard.

Though it’s her first foray into the world of fashion, Monika has some solid financial backing from J. Christopher Capital, owned by Christopher Burch. If the name seems familiar, it’s probably because of his financial involvement with another fashion line, designed by his ex-wife Tory Burch, at whose company he remains board co-chairman.

The déja vu doesn’t stop there. Christopher and Monika are dating, and her store is doors away from a Tory Burch boutique.

There’s an easy way to the top and Monika has clearly found it!

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