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Russell Crowe Honoured At Australia's Gq Men Of The Year Awards

Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney and Baz Luhrmann were among the stars honoured at Australia's GQ Men of the Year Awards this week (beg18Nov13).The Gladiator star picked up the Icon Award during the ceremony in Sydney...

Gatsby Debuts At No. 1 On Home Video

All of those megabudget movies that debuted in theaters in the summer are now beginning to arrive on DVD. Warner Bros.' The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, zoomed to the...

Baz Luhrmann Looking For New York Stage Star To Lead His Australian Strictly Ballroom Cast

Moviemaker Baz Luhrmann is looking to cast a New Yorker as his leading lady in the Australian theatre run of his musical Strictly Ballroom.The director is returning to the stage Down Under once all his...

Baz Luhrmann Scrambles To Release The Great Gatsby In China

Chinese censors have given filmmaker Baz Luhrmann the green light to open his latest movie The Great Gatsby in the nation's theatres after realising it's largely an Australian film.The director admits he has been handed...

Rumer Willis To Star In Baz Luhrmann-inspired Musical

Actress/singer Rumer Willis has signed up to replace Lindsey Gort in a new musical theatre project inspired by the works of Baz Luhrmann.The 90210 actress will portray Juliet from the filmmaker's cult film Romeo +...

Baz Luhrmann Launches Search For Strictly Ballroom Stars

Director Baz Luhrmann has vowed to leave "no stone unturned" as he kicks off a massive search for talented new stars to take the lead roles in a stage adaptation of his 1992 film Strictly...

Imogen Stubbs Irritated By Mumbling Stars Of The Great Gatsby

British actress Imogen Stubbs has accused the stars of The Great Gatsby of ruining the dialogue of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic by mumbling and "garbling" their lines.The Jack &...

Bryan Ferry Records Amy Winehouse Cover For Baz Luhrmann's New Album

Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has recorded a cover of Amy Winehouse's Back To Black for director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby soundtrack sequel.Ferry reworked the late singer's classic track with his Bryan Ferry...

Baz Luhrmann To Be Honoured With Luchino Visconti Award

The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann is set to be honoured in Italy next month (Jul13) with a special award named after celebrated local filmmaker Luchino Visconti.The 50 year old will be feted at the...

Leonardo Dicaprio Put Off By Earlier Great Gatsby Film

Leonardo DiCaprio didn't like the 1974 version of 'The Great Gatsby'.The actor takes the lead role of Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's updated adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fizgerald book, but admits he was...

So, Why Did Leonardo Dicaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?

Leonardo DiCaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister...

Emeli Sande: It Was 'Daunting' Working For Jay-z

Emeli Sande found it ''daunting'' working for Jay-Z.The 26-year-old singer songwriter admits she felt a tremendous amount of pressure when working with the music mogul for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' as...

Baz Luhrmann Supports Lindsay Lohan

Baz Luhrmann is praying for Lindsay Lohan.The 'Great Gatsby' director thinks the 26-year-old actress, who is currently in the midst of a 90 day court-ordered stint in rehab after pleading no contest to lying to...

Carey Mulligan Dreamed Of Acting With Leonardo Dicaprio

Carey Mulligan always wanted to act alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.The 27-year-old actress and Hollywood actor portray Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrman's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel and Carey admits rather...

Carey Mulligan Intimidated By Gatsby Role

Carey Mulligan found playing Daisy Buchanan ''intimidating''. The blonde beauty portrays the wealthy socialite in Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' and viewed the role as a ''departure'' from her...

Baz Luhrmann Rues Harry Potter Snub

Moviemaker Baz Luhrmann has branded himself an "idiot" for turning down the chance to direct the Harry Potter films in favour of shooting movie musical Moulin Rouge!The Australian director was contacted by producers of the...

Screw The Reviews, F Scott Fitzgerald's Granddaughter "Loves" Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Stuff what the critics are saying, if you’re pleasing the granddaughter of the person who wrote the original novel then your film’s a-ok. That’s what Baz Luhrmann will be clinging on to (well, that and...

Great Gatsby Gets Mixed Response At Cannes

'The Great Gatsby' got a mixed reaction at Cannes Film Festival last night (15.05.13).Baz Luhrmann's opulent drama - which is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name - opened the 66th...

Stars Come Out For Great Gatsby Party

Warner Bros. threw a 'Great Gatsby' inspired party at Cannes Film Festival last night (15.05.13).The movie studio celebrated its latest film opening the prestigious 66th annual film gala in France by throwing an after-party not...

Noah And The Whale's New Album Signifies 'End Of Adolescence'

Noah and the Whale's 'Heart of Nowhere' signifies ''the end of adolescence''.The London band recently released their fourth album and frontman Charlie Fink believes the new record is a big ''transition'' for them which ''connects''...

Baz Luhrmann Receives Great Gatsby Author's Approval From Beyond The Grave

Baz Luhrmann got an uplifting boost for his latest movie adaptation The Great Gatsby when he received the approval of the novel's author F. Scott Fitzgerald from beyond the grave.The moviemaker was stunned when an...

Baz Luhrmann Dismisses Negative Gatsby Reviews Ahead Of Cannes Premiere

Director Baz Luhrmann has brushed off the harsh reviews of his new adaptation of The Great Gatsby as he prepares to unveil the 1920s drama at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in France.The star-studded adaptation...

Great Gatsby Opens Cannes Film Festival

In advance of tonight's (Wednesday) screening of The Great Gatsby, which opens this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival, an overflow crowd of reporters gathered for a press conference for the filmmakers, with Leonardo...

Cannes Jury Deliberations Will Be 'Heated'

Stephen Frears says the Cannes Film Festival jury's deliberations are ''heated''.The filmmaker headed the prestigious award ceremony's panel of jurors in 2007 - when the top Palme d'Or prize went to Romanian film '4 Months,...

The Great Gatsby To Kick Off Cannes

'The Great Gatsby' will launch Cannes Film Festival tonight (15.05.13).Baz Luhrmann's opulent drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's popular novel will officially launch the 66th annual film gala this evening and A-list stars from around...

Jay-z 'Nailed' Great Gatsby Soundtrack

Jay-Z ''nailed'' 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack, according to Baz Luhrmann.The rapper put his own modern twist on the score for the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale, and the film's director believes...

Baz Luhrmann's 50 Shades Of Pink

Baz Luhrmann wore Jay Gatsby's suits as preparation for 'The Great Gatsby'.The director was keen to embody the character before taking on the latest big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel in order to get...

Carey Mulligan Not A Beautiful Character?

Carey Mulligan never aimed to play ''beautiful'' characters.The 27-year-old portrays Daisy Buchanan in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' and found herself in awe of the stunning costumes.She said: ''I've never...

Baz Luhrmann Turned Old School Into Gatsby's Pad

Baz Luhrmann turned his old school in Australia into Jay Gatsby's lavish home in his new movie The Great Gatsby.The moviemaker took over the Cardinal's Palace at his former Catholic boys school for the ambitious...

Movie Reviews: The Great Gatsby

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, 'The Great Gatsby' Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year. But in fact,...

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