Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange are set to revisit the bitter relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy's new TV series.
Feud will document famous fights between well-known personalities, and the first season of the series will detail the fall out between the two Hollywood icons on the set of their 1962 thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Sarandon will play Davis, opposite Lange as Crawford, reports TheWrap.com.
Other castmembers include Stanley Tucci as famed studio boss Jack Warner and Alfred Molina, who will portray director Robert Aldrich.
Continue reading: Susan Sarandon And Jessica Lange To Feud On New Drama
Uma Thurman has bought a New York apartment previously owned by novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Uma Thurman has splashed out $10 million on a new apartment.
The 'Kill Bill' actress - who has children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and Rosalind, 15 months, with partner ARPAD BUSSON - has been unveiled as the mystery buyer of a 13-room home in an exclusive New York complex that was previously owned by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her filmmaker husband Robert.
Uma was told on Monday (14.10.13) she had passed rigorous home co-operative board approvals and given the go-ahead to continue with the sale.
Continue reading: Uma Thurman Buys Apartment
L, Vertigo, R, Kim Novak, Madeleine Elster, Mildred Pierce and Joan Crawford - L) Vertigo - Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster; (R) Mildred Pierce - Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce Wednesday 17th October 2012 Hollywood Costume - press view held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The 1978 album art features images of Jagger and his bandmates dressed up as women, but he reveals they had other plans and he was "disappointed" when the group's lawyers couldn't secure the rights to use images of screen sirens.
In an interview filmed for the newly-released concert film The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas '78, he says, "On the original version we had kind of old-fashioned pictures of Hollywood film stars - I think Doris Day and Joan Crawford - and then we got into some copyright problems with that... They (lawyers) didn't get the right permissions from the artists.
"We had to change the cover and it was a big hassle. The cover was a really good cover and we loved it... It was quite disappointing for Charlie (Watts) and myself."
Continue reading: Stones Had To Ditch Hollywood Icons Album Cover Over Copyright Rules
Ricky Gervais and his partner Jane Fallon have spent $2.5 million on an apartment in New York City.
Ricky Gervais has bought an apartment in New York for $2.5 million.
The comic star and his long-term partner Jane Fallon have purchased a home on the 12th floor of the Barbizon 63 building which is located on the Upper East Side of the city.
The 1,794-square-foot corner apartment comes complete with two bedrooms, two full-size bathrooms and boasts "stunning open city views throughout".
Continue reading: Ricky Gervais Buys 2.5m New York Apartment
Kate Winslet, the British actress usually known for her big screen parts, has taken up the title role in the new Hbo mini-series 'Mildred Pierce,' which will premiere on April 3.
As reported by Hollywood Today, critics attended a Hbo screening in Los Angeles yesterday, with a Q and A session with the show's producers and the actors. Based on the 1941 James M. Cain film starring Joan Crawford, Winslet plays Pierce, a mother raising her two daughters against the backdrop of 1930s Depression. Her performance has been almost universally praised, with the New York Times calling her 'an amazing actress, capable of showing every nuance of feeling.'
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Wins Over Critics As Mildred Pierce
Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Connelly have been named in the top 20 of Los Angeles Times Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Women In Film poll.
Halle Berry has been named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful Women In Film.
Compiled by the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Oscar-winning actress landed the number five spot thanks to her role as a Bond girl in 'Die Another Day', closely followed by new mother Penelope Cruz - who gave birth to her first child with Javier Bardem last month - in 11th place.
With the likes of Jennifer Connelly, Kim Basinger and Anne Hathaway all making the top 20, the trio were joined by Hollywood legends Farrah Fawcett, Ava Gardner and Faye Dunaway, while Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe were voted in at number 22 and 32 respectively.
Continue reading: Halle Berry's Beauty Shines Through On Film
In 1932, however, the sum was even greater than its parts, and Grand Hotel was such an event that the New York Times review had as much to do with the chaos of the opening-night crowd as with the film itself. Based on the hit Vicki Baum novel, the film introduced the so-called portmanteau genre (Dinner at Eight was the most famed of the follow-ups) in which the lives and stories of a group of diverse people are brought together by circumstances and emerge changed. It also featured Garbo's most repeated line ("I want to be alone"), and its lavish production makes it a touchstone in MGM and Hollywood history.
Continue reading: Grand Hotel Review
Baby Jane Hudson (played in her older years by a gloriously dilapidated Davis) was a star. As a goldie-locked kindergarten beauty, Baby Jane performed to sold-out audiences in 1917. Sister Blanche, then the plainer of the two, was always reminded of that depressing reality. Standing off-stage left, enviously watching her sister screech through a set of syrupy "I love you daddy" numbers, Blanche could only dream of a future when the audience's eyes and inclinations might shift. And they do. Flashing decades forward with superb audacity, director Robert Aldrich introduces us to a new world, where Blanche is a superstar who, though crippled, is still adored by her fans. Baby Jane is as Baby Jane was destined to be, a pale shadow of her juvenile success.
Continue reading: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Review
Crawford plays Louise, who is introduced to us as she dazedly walks into a diner, asking for a man named David. After she collapses, she's hauled off to the mental hospital, where the doctors shake their heads and shrug. Flashbacks reveal why Louise is in such a state: She's kinda nuts, and the last thread snapped after she killed the mysterious David (Van Heflin).
Continue reading: Possessed Review
Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning performance in 1945's Mildred Pierce was a career pinnacle she reached after...