Billie Lourd is the latest addition to the cast of the series which comes from ‘Glee ‘and ‘American Horror Story’ creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher, looks set to follow in her family’s footsteps to Hollywood, after landing her first television role. Lourd has joined the cast of Fox’s upcoming ‘Scream Queens’ which is set to premiere on the channel this fall.
Billie Lourd with her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds
Lourd is the only daughter of ’Star Wars’ legend Fisher and her father is noted CAA talent agent Bryan Lourd. But the NYU graduate’s Hollywood connections go back even further, as her grandmother is Singin’ In The Rain star Debbie Reynolds and her grandfather is the late singer Eddie Fisher.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher - 21st Annual SAG Awards - Press Room at Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center at Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, SAG Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015
Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015
Todd Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd - A variety of stars were photographed in the press room at the 21st Annual SAG Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015
Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Billie Catherine Lourd - A variety of stars were photographed in the press room at the 21st Annual SAG Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015
The 82-year-old actress' career, which spans over six decades, was finally honoured by the Screen Actors Guild with the Life Achievement Award.
After decades of success in the movie industry, Debbie Reynolds has finally been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business, and her daughter Carrie Fisher was on hand at Sunday night's ceremony to present her mother with the Life Achievement Award.
Fisher gave a funny speech when presenting her mom with the award
Even though it is well-known that the relationship between Fisher and Reynolds hasn't always been the best at times, the 'Star Wars' actress gave a rather cheeky but affectionate introduction before presenting the prestigious honour.
The actress is remembered for her remarkable presence, charm and humanitarian work.
Finally, after decades of success in the industry, Debbie Reynolds will get recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business. Reynolds (82) will receive a Lifetime Achievement honour at next year’s ceremony in January. The award is meant to recognize Reynolds’ success as an actor, singer and dancer, as well as her numerous humanitarian efforts. The latter include The Thalians, an organization she helped found in 1955 to fight the stigma of mental illness in children and adults.
Reynolds has more than six decades of work in the industry under her belt.
Her acting work includes starring roles opposite many of Hollywood’s best known leading men – Reynolds held her own. She held her own while sharing the screen with a lineup of 50s and 60s stars, including Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Fred Astaire.
Carrie Fisher had to lose 35 pounds (2.5 stone) for her reprisal role in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 57-year-old actress appeared at an event to honour her mother, Debbie Reynolds, on Wednesday (14th May) and revealed the 'Star Wars' producers hired her “minus 35 pounds”.
Carrie Fisher was asked to lose 35 pounds, approximately 2.5 stone, for her upcoming role in Star Wars VII. The actress best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia revealed whilst attending an event in honour of her mother, Singing in the Rain actress Debbie Reynolds.
Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds at the 'Debbie Reynolds - Auction Finale' on Wednesday.
This biopic about the pianist-showman Liberace may look almost painfully camp, and sometimes it is, but it's also a remarkably honest depiction of an intimate relationship. In the hands of Steven Soderbergh, the flaming excess is never made the butt of the joke; instead we get a strong dose of gritty humour, dark emotion and even a revealing look into the smoke and mirrors of show business. And the astute performances from both Douglas and Damon continually catch us off guard with their resonance.
It was 1977 when the 57-year-old entertainer (Douglas) met 17-year-old Scott Thorson (Damon). There was an instant spark as Liberace, known to his friends as Lee, offered Scott a job as a companion: on the stage, in his bed and running his household. But their relationship wasn't easy. Lee coaxed Scott into joining him under the knife of a plastic surgeon (Lowe) who reshaped Scott's face to look like a younger Liberace. Afterwards, Scott became addicted to a variety of drugs, which strained their romance to the breaking point. And it didn't help that Lee had an eye for ever-younger boys, all while insisting to the world that he was straight. "People see what they want to see," he said.
While the production design overflows with Liberace's "palatial kitsch" design sensibility, Soderbergh keeps the story and characters grounded, finding humour in unexpected places (Lowe's over-lifted face is hilarious). And despite the outrageous costumes and hair, the actors never camp up their performances, which cleverly holds the story in a delicate balance between sharp comedy and involving drama. In this sense, LaGravenese's script is particularly clever, peppering the dialog with telling details that gives us a remarkably well-rounded picture of the interaction between these men. And it continually resists becoming another stereotypical gay romance, celebrity biopic or drugs odyssey.
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Steven Soderbergh lands in sunny Cannes this week with his HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, a biopic of the flamboyant pianist Liberace, played by Michael Douglas. The American entertainer's personal life was embroiled in scandal with rumors of homosexuality which he always vehemently denied - this despite his close relationship with a young chauffeur named Scott, 39-years his junior.
Scott, played by Matt Damon, becomes an important figure in the pianist's life and he is even persuaded to under facial surgery by the pianist. It led to a desperate struggle with drugs and various fiery arguments between the pair. "I didn't want to do a biopic in the traditional sense. I wanted to go narrow and deep," Soderbergh told the Los Angeles Times of the movie, "It's Alice going down the rabbit hole. That's a much more elegant way to get into Liberace's life." On his love scenes with Damon, Michael Douglas told the New York Magazine, "Once you get that first kiss in, you are comfortable.Matt and I didn't rehearse the love scenes. We said, 'Well - we've read the script, haven't we?"
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Long before there was Babe, and long before The Lion King crooned about "The Circle of Life," Charlotte's Web taught every child about life, friendship, and death -- all courtesy of a talking pig and his spider friend, Charlotte.
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