Stars favor velvet, tulle for BAFTAs
Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie will bring Barbie to life in a live-action film.
Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise's first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old "I, Tonya" actress will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
The Barbie film is the first announced deal to come out of toymaker's newly-established Mattel Films. The Barbie doll debuted at a New York toy fair in 1959.
Saoirse Ronan’s ‘best buzz ever’
List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:
Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman."
Chanel’s Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala
A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a lover of lavish spectacles, chose the dramatic venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different city each year and celebrates the craftsmanship of the artisans that partner with Chanel.
Robbie battles Ronan in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
Cruz, Robbie, Kruger, more attend Chanel
Review: Film puts a modern spin on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’
"Mary, Queen of Scots " is an ambitious re-imagining of the Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I saga with modern flourishes and bold performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. But the film, for all its prestige and edginess, its lofty goals and contemporary messages, is not a particularly engrossing experience.
Gunn, fired from ‘Guardians,’ to write new ‘Suicide Squad’
NEW YORK (AP) — James Gunn may have been fired from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," but DC Comics will welcome him with open arms.
Warner Bros. on Tuesday confirmed that Gunn will write the script to the studio's next installment of "Suicide Squad," the DC supervillain team-up franchise. In July, Disney fired Gunn after jokes involving rape and pedophilia he wrote years earlier on Twitter resurfaced.
Robbie, Pegg celebrate female directors
Pegg: ‘You got a Yank in Buckingham Palace!’
PARIS (AP) — Kristen Stewart, Ralph Fiennes and Margot Robbie all craned their necks up in awe.
A creaking, 330-foot (100-meter) cruise liner — with steaming funnels and gangplanks — was something Chanel's celebrity guests never imagined they'd see moored on the dry land of the French capital, let alone inside the city's Grand Palais.
Margot Robbie and Lily-Rose Depp love Chanel
In "First Call" today, an official goes down, Patrick Reed really likes his Green Jacket, Marc-Andre Fleury impresses in front of Margot Robbie and the Caps can't get out of their own way.
Tonya Harding is set to compete on the 26th season of 'Dancing with the Stars'.
The controversial retired figure skater hit headlines in 1994, when her now-ex-husband Jeff Gilooly plotted with her self-appointed bodyguard, Shawn Eckhardt, to take out her rival Nancy Kerrigan to pave the way for her spot on the US Winter Olympic team.
Tonya has recently reemerged as a public figure after Margot Robbie starred as her in a biopic about the notorious incident in the 2017 movie 'I, Tonya'.
Margot Robbie has revealed she once prank called Prince Harry.
The 27-year-old actress admitted that her showbiz pal Cara Delevingne - whom she starred alongside in 'Suicide Squad' - once convinced her to play a joke on the flame-haired royal, which involved phoning him up and pretending to be somebody else.
She revealed: "Cara knows Harry and while we were filming 'Suicide Squad' she was like 'Let's prank-call him'.
On a night featuring real-life heroines, many actresses went for something strong and bold on the Oscar red carpet — something metallic.
Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Sandra Bullock literally shimmered in gold and silver gowns. They stood out on a carpet that starred mostly whites and neutrals.
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There were bold reds and classic whites, warrior-worthy golds and playful pops of pink and purple on the Oscars red carpet, but the fashion takeaway seemed more about keeping the clothes out of the way so the conversation could turn to pressing matters: Honoring history, standing up for women and supporting diversity.
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Best Picture: "The Shape of Water."
Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya."
Directing: "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro.
Margot Robbie recalls ‘wild time’ on Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie "definitely can't" reveal the antics of the 'Suicide Squad' cast.
The 27-year-old actress appeared on BBC Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw, taking part in 'The Heart Rate Monitor Challenge', where her pulsating heartbeat was monitored as she responded to a series of embarrassing stories from famous co-stars.
Margot squirmed in the make-shift doctor's chair as her 'Suicide Squad' co-star Cara Delevingne brought up trigger words of their past experiences together.
Margot Robbie is an expert in saving money.
The 27-year-old actress produced her latest movie 'I, Tonya' and admitted her thrifty ways when she first moved from Australia to Clapham, south London, and shared a three-bedroom apartment with six other people came in very handy.
In an interview with Stylist Magazine, she said: "I can be so f**king thrifty. Saving money is my area of expertise.
Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.
Oscar producers announced Wednesday that Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill will appear on the show, along with fellow "Star Wars" actors Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran.
Producers say Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Armie Hammer and Zendaya also have been booked as presenters.
Allison Janney "auditioned three" birds to work with her in 'I, Tonya'.
The 58-year-old actress stars as real life person LaVona Golden, the abusive mother to the disgraced American Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding [Margot Robbie] in the new movie by Craig Gillespie, and for certain scenes she needed a pet bird on her shoulder during shooting.
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland and Viola Davis to present Academy Awards
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Viola Davis and Emma Stone are some of the stars presenting awards at this year's Academy Awards.
Film producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed today the first 12 celebrities who will be handing out statuettes at the annual ceremony - which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel - on March 4 and in keeping with tradition, they include past Academy Award winners.
Other names include Mahershala Ali, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner and Tiffany Haddish.
Boseman, Haddish, Gerwig, Nanjiani among Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards.
Producers of next month's telecast announced the show's first round of presenters on Friday.
Robbie’s ‘new appreciation’ for figure skating
Janney ‘proud to wear black’ at BAFTAs
New Movies: ‘Peter Rabbit’, ’15:17 To Paris’ & ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
Opening in wide release on Friday:
* Peter Rabbit -- James Corden voices the titular character in this live-action/CGI animated adaptation Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a mischievous rabbit trying to save his home. Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie provide additional voices, while Rose Byrne and Sam Neill top the live-action cast -- Rated PG
New Movies: ‘Peter Rabbit’, ’15:17 To Paris’ & ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
Opening in wide release on Friday:
* Fifty Shades Freed -- In the third and final chapter of the Fifty Shades series, Anastasia and Christian -- played by Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, respectively -- get married, but Jack Hyde -- portrayed by Eric Johnson -- continues to threaten their relationship -- Rated R
Rose Byrne’s greatest technical challenge? ‘Peter Rabbit’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rose Byrne has done nearly every type of film — physical comedy ("Bridesmaids," ''Neighbors"), horror ("Insidious"), sci-fi ("Sunshine"), period ("Marie Antoinette"), action ("Troy"), musical ("Annie") and superhero ("X-Men: First Class") — so it might come as a surprise that she met her technical match on "Peter Rabbit."
Love Beatrix Potter's original children's story? Then you may want to skip this modern telling of the rabbit tale
There's clever and then there's annoying, and it's important to know the difference. "Peter Rabbit" is more clever than it has any right to be, but too often veers into the realm of the annoying, like a guy who tells a joke, then explains the joke, then explains his explanation of the joke, and so on.
What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Feb. 10
"Fifty Shades Freed" NEW
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return in the third installment of the erotic drama. With Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford. Written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James. Directed by James Foley.
"Peter Rabbit" NEW
James Corden gives voice to Beatrix Potter's notable hare in this mix of live-action and animation. With Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson; voices by Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie. Written by Rob Lieber and Will Gluck. Directed by Gluck.
Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.
So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman.
Oscar nominees strike a pose
Robbie, Kidman, Berry shine at SAGs
Oldman’s Critics’ Choice win: ‘It’s no hardship’
This week in art-house cinema: Tonya Harding, the Sex Pistols and silent films
An award-winning biopic, punk rock, silent films with live organ playing and Humphrey Bogart highlight a busy week of specialty cinema.
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"I, Tonya": Margot Robbie stars as Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding as she goes from talented competitor to being implicated in one of the most unusual scandals in the history of sports. Allison Janney just won a Golden Globe as best supporting actress for playing Harding's terror of a mom.
First female duo to head a London theater departs Donmar
LONDON (AP) — London's Donmar Warehouse theater says artistic director Josie Rourke and executive producer Kate Pakenham are leaving the company. They were the first female duo to run a London theater.
The theater said Thursday that Pakenham will leave in June after six years, and Rourke will depart in 2019 after eight years as artistic director.
Margot Robbie's friends are worried she's going to "burn out".
The 'I, Tonya' star - who runs her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, with husband Tom Ackerley - feels "lucky" to have been given so many great career opportunities, so tries to embrace as many as she can, despite pleas to slow down.
She said: "Things are crazy right now. I've done four films this year. More than I've ever done.
"People are like, 'You should slow down, you're gonna burn out.
List of nominees for 2018 British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Nominations in the main categories for the British Academy Film Awards, announced Tuesday:
Best film: "The Shape of Water"; "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; "Darkest Hour"; "Dunkirk"; "Call Me By Your Name"
Outstanding British film: "Darkest Hour"; "The Death of Stalin"; "God's Own Country"; "Lady Macbeth"; "Paddington 2"; "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
'90s figure skating bad girl Tonya Harding's story is brought to light in this uproariously funny black comedy
There are several ways to tell the tale of Tonya Harding, the Olympic figure skater turned tabloid punchline. "I, Tonya" chooses the most interesting route, turning Harding's story into a frank, uproariously funny dark comedy about dashed dreams, bumbling criminals and a little girl lost in the center of a whirlwind.
What we have in “I, Tonya” is not a standard sports movie but the crazed crossbreed child of “Slap Shot” and “Goodfellas.” Scene by scene, it made me laugh, cringe, get angry, upset, confused, enlightened, entertained, almost tearful and awed.
Movie Minute: 'I, Tonya,' 'Madtown' make long-awaited Cleveland debuts
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"'s rule at the top of the box office appears to be safe this weekend, but the fourth entry in the "Insidious" horror franchise could give it a run for its money.
Margot Robbie has thrown her support behind a new anti-harassment campaign.
The 27-year-old actress has become the latest big-name celebrity to pledge her support to Time's Up by sharing an image on her Instagram account of an open letter written in the New York Times newspaper that calls on women to share their own experiences of harassment.
These are the top 10 films I saw in 2017. (You will have to wait until January for three of them, but theyre worth it!)
1. The Shape of Water: A romantic fantasy packed with magical storytelling, an amphibious man, a mute lady, spy-movie violence and interspecies erotic shenanigans. Guillermo del Toros film plays like a half-dozen cool movies packed into one.
Assault is no laughing matter in this post-Harvey Weinstein landscape, but the back story behind the 1994 attack on ice skater Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit is such a roiling bouillabaisse of jealousy, greed, cruelty and incompetence that it's difficult not to find some twisted humor in it.
Margot Robbie plans to return to ice rink for Christmas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie learned to ice skate for "I, Tonya" and loved it, but she hasn't donned skates since, something she said she's hoping to change over the Christmas break.
The actress says ice antics are prohibited by most movie contracts for insurance reasons, and she's been shooting all year.
Now that her work on three upcoming films is done, though, Robbie says getting back on the blades is part of her holiday plans.
List of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:
Actor: Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name," James Franco, "The Disaster Artist," Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out," Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour" and Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, ESQ."