If it's your birthday today, prepare to share it.
Happy Birthday! If that applies to you then congratulations because you share a day with some of the biggest entertainment legends in all of history. Today on Twitter, everyone's remembering the work of jazz legend Miles Davis who'd be 90-years-old today if he was alive.
Miles Davies gets an interactive biography for his birthday
To celebrate the birthday of Miles Davis, who passed away at the age of 65 in 1991, an interactive website displaying all his Wikipedia mentions has been set-up to show just how important and influential Davis' work was and still is to the music industry. But he's not the only superstar to have a birthday today (May 26th 2016). Here are 7 other birthdays we're celebrating on this day:
Different parts of Helena Bonham Carter's body are different ages.
The British actress may be 49, but could be mistaken for in her 30s thanks to her youthful appearance. Although she turns 50 later this month (16), Helena feels some areas of her anatomy appear either younger or older than her actual age.
"You can't worry about things you can't do anything about," she shrugged to Britain's Harper's Bazaar magazine. "Bits of me are different ages, anyway, my knees are really ancient, I've always had terrible eyes and a terrible back. My arms and tummy are quite good... You know, it's all down to the lighting. Sometimes you can look marvellous and sometimes you look terrible. But you don't have to look at yourself."
Along with her impeccable performance skills, Helena is famous for her quirky style. Never one to follow trends, the brunette star is guaranteed to make a statement in an unusual number while on the red carpet.
Continue reading: Helena Bonham Carter Rates Different Body Parts
Helena Bonham Carter struggled with "massive grief" after the end of her relationship with Tim Burton.
The 49-year-old actress and the Edward Scissorhands director, 57, announced their split in December 2014 after 13 years together.
The former couple have two children, Billy Raymond, 12, and Nell, eight, together although they never officially married.
Despite still being on friendly terms with her ex, the British star admits she struggled to cope with the transformation in her life brought about by the end of their long-term relationship.
Continue reading: Helena Bonham Carter On 'Grief' Caused By Tim Burton Split
Helena Bonham Carter has lent her voice to Ryan Blyth and After 6's new single 'Trust Me'.
Helena Bonham Carter has teamed up with UK DJ producer Ryan Blyth and After 6 to lay her voice-over on their new single 'Trust Me'.
The 49-year-old actress, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the 2010 film 'The King's Speech', is best-known for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series, but she's swapped her acting roles to become a wildlife narrator for the 'urban jungle' in the music video.
As the camera pans around a tower block, the distinctive strings of the track kick in and the focus is on a pair of dancers dressed as a urban tropical bird, engaging in an originally choreographed sequence of a stylised 'mating dance' ritual.
Continue reading: Helena Bonham Carter Teams Up With Ryan Blyth
Helena Bonham Carter has joked that Anne Hathaway's new son makes her an aunt.
The 49-year-old actress stars as the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass, with Anne taking on the role of her younger sister the White Queen.
Helena was taking part in a Facebook Live Q&A with the movie's producer Suzanne Todd on Monday (11Apr16) when she was told that Anne and Adam Shulman had welcomed baby Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
"Speaking of births, we have to do a shout-out for our lovely white queen Anne Hathaway who had her little baby boy," Suzanne said. "Congratulations to her."
Continue reading: Helena Bonham Carter Congratulates New Mother Anne Hathaway
As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow connected to, Alice finds herself with her friends on the other side of the looking glass. Through Alice doesn't really know why, she's attached to the peculiar world and its inhabitants but her latest visit will put the young girl in grave danger.
The Red Queen has gained a dangerous new ally who is out to find the young blonde haired girl. As the clock ticks and tocks, the game of kings becomes a whole new reality and Alice must find a way to beat her opponents.
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is based on the characters from Lewis Carroll's novel and is produced by Tim Burton. The Muppets director James Bobin directs the feature film.
Kristen Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in negotiations to join James Franco in a new movie about a real-life transgender trickster.
Franco has already signed on for writer/director Justin Kelly's JT Leroy biopic about Savannah Kroop, who pretended to be a man to win favour in Hollywood.
Continue reading: Kristen Stewart & Helena Bonham Carter In Talks For Transgender Drama
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has stepped up his anti-fracking campaign by issuing a stark warning to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue.
The Avengers star is vehemently opposed to the controversial gas extraction method amid fears it could damage the environment, and he previously lobbied to have it banned in New York.
Now Ruffalo has turned his attention to the U.K., where a number of new fracking sites are planned, and he has urged Cameron not to back the proposals.
"Mr Cameron, you're making an enormous mistake, and it's a legacy mistake. Because there's no fracking that can be done safely," he declares during a video interview with environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth. "Your people don't want it. You've already told them once before that if they didn't want it, you wouldn't push them to take it, and you're turning back on your word, sir. And what is a politician if he's not credible..."
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo Warns U.k. Prime Minister Over Fracking
Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time her biggest enemy is Time, quite literally. As the Blue Caterpillar reminds her, 'You've been gone too long, Alice there are matters that might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected.' Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, this time Alice gains entry to wonderland through a large mirror which takes her to a topsy-turvy universe which could only be associated with Wonderland. There appear to be a few differences between the book and the new film; whilst Lewis Carol's original version of the book was based six months after the original tale, the inclusion of Time might mean that Linda Woolverton's version make time travel much quicker in Wonderland. Again, Carol used many chess analogies in the book, at the moment its unknown how much this will play a part in the movie. The majority of the lead cast from Tim Burton's 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland including Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Alice Through The Looking Glass was directed by James Bobbin who previously worked on the 2011 Muppets film and Muppets Most Wanted.
Based on real events a century ago that still resonate loudly today, this movie takes a cleverly fictionalised angle to explore the suffrage movement, a story that astonishingly has never been put on film before. Screenwriter Abi Morgan's script brings intelligence and honesty to the characters, avoiding cliches to make the political statements as fresh and important today as they were back then. And it's anchored by another solid performance from Carey Mulligan.
She plays Maud, a young woman in 1912 London who has grown up working in a grim laundry, which is where she met her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw). Then her best friend Violet (Anne-Marie Duff) introduces her to the women's voting rights movement led by Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep). And Maud is intrigued, joining with her local chemist's wife Edith (Helena Bonham Carter) for protests and getting involved in civil disobedience. This puts her on the list of offenders followed by a tenacious policeman (Brendan Gleeson), and Sonny finds it very difficult to cope with the embarrassment. So Maud has to make a very tough decision about whether to carry on the fight.
Making the film's main characters working-class heroines was a clever way to draw in modern-day audiences. In real life, the suffragettes were middle-class women who didn't particularly want any of the working class (men or women) to have the vote. But of course, once the movement started, it didn't end there, ultimately extending right through society. And the film cleverly mixes these fictional characters alongside real historical figures to bring the events vividly to life. Mulligan provides the emotional gut punch as an intelligent but uneducated woman who has been abused all her life and is finally standing up for herself. Her scenes with each of the supporting cast have real power, including less sympathetic characters like Whishaw's loving but fearful husband.
Continue reading: Suffragette Review
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