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Anne Hathaway Never Deserved the Hate

It is always both fascinating and disheartening to see which Hollywood icons become the target of backlash for little to know reason as Anne Hathaway has in recent years. While occasionally a poorly-worded comment or a disappointing new project can be enough to seemingly harm someone’s reputation, the Internet often turns its wrath on certain […]

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The Greatest Showman: The True Stories Behind The Musical’s Characters

Hugh Jackman was on fire in 2017. The Sydney-born actor was riding high after the successes of his latest Marvel action films, X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan, and getting attention as a talented singer, courtesy of his Oscar-nominated performance in 2012’s Les Misérables. At the same time, movie musicals were enjoying a renaissance. 2008’s film adaptation […]

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Taylor Swift Was Too Embarrassed to Talk to Eddie Redmayne During ‘Les Mis’ Audition: I ‘Looked Like Death’

Taylor Swift realized she would’ve, could’ve, should’ve talked to Eddie Redmayne during her botched audition for the 2012 film “Les Misérables.”Swift auditioned for the Oscar-winning feature, directed by Tom Hooper, in both roles that centered on the love triangle with Marius, played by Eddie Redmayne.“Basically I was up for two roles,” Swift said during “The […]

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Anne Hathaway Deserves Your Attention: She’s Back in the Oscar Race with ‘Armageddon Time’

It’s easy to take Anne Hathaway for granted. She’s that smart tall girl who always does her homework, raises her hand, and knows the answer. She’s been in demand in Hollywood since her 2001 breakout in “The Princess Diaries” and she’s been rewarded for her doing her best: She earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination […]

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John Boyega, Evan Mock and Paapa Essiedu Honored at Inaugural Soho House Awards

The inaugural Soho House Awards, hosted by Stanley Tucci, were presented Thursday night in London.Honorees included actors John Boyega, Ellie Bamber (“Les Misérables”), Yasmin Finney (“Heartstopper”), Evan Mock (“Gossip Girl) and Paapa Essideu (“I May Destory You”) and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Musicians Michael Kiwanuka and Self Esteem were honored and also performed during the […]

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Amanda Seyfried: It Was ‘Devastating’ to Lose Out on ‘Wicked’ Role

Amanda Seyfried has been changed for the better after auditioning for “Wicked.”The Emmy-nominated star of “The Dropout” admitted to Porter magazine that she found it “devastating” to not be cast as Glinda the Good Witch in Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” musical adaptation. The role ultimately went to singer Ariana Grande.“I lost out on a big […]

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Cannes Festival Adds Two More Films to 2022 Official Selection

The Cannes Film Festival has added two more films to the Official Selection of the 75th edition, which will kick off on May 17.Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “As Bestas,” a French-Spanish movie, has been added to Cannes Première, the new section dedicated to world premieres for movies that are slightly more mainstream, similarly to the out-of-competition strand. […]

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Johnny Flynn: ‘My most treasured possession? My late dad’s Casio watch – it still smells of him’

The actor and musician on his first kiss, a treasured watch and the truth about fame and moneyBorn in South Africa, Johnny Flynn, 39, studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He played the lead in Netflix’s Lovesick, went on to appear in TV adaptations of Vanity Fair and Les Misérables and was Olivier-nominated […]

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How a Chance Encounter With David Oyelowo Led Composer Peter Baert to Score His First Film

Belgian composer Peter Baert had never worked on feature film scoring until a chance encounter with actor and filmmaker David Oyelowo changed that.The two first met when Oyelowo was in Brussels shooting “Les Miserables” and needed a studio to record a voiceover narration for Penguin Books’ “Spot the Dog.” Oyelowo recorded at Baert’s studio. “Between […]

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‘Enforcement’ (‘Shorta’) Review: ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ Meets ‘Training Day’ in Gripping Danish Cop Movie

Slick, unsettling Danish law-enforcement thriller “Shorta” — or as it’s been generically retitled in the United States, “Enforcement” — opens with a familiar “I can’t breathe” moment as a team of police scramble to restrain a 19-year-old Muslim man, suggesting that what happened to Eric Garner in Staten Island, and to George Floyd in Minneapolis, […]

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