Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Anika Poitier

Lena Gercke

Gérard Loussine, Laurien Van den Broeck, Ms. Margit Carstensen, Mervyn Warren, Marine Cartier, Gary Greenberg and Antonella Ponziani

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Tuva Novotny

Tuva Novotny and Julia Roberts

Smala Sussie (2003)

Director: Ulf Malmros
Writers: Ulf Malmros, Petteri Nuottimäki

Stars: Tuva Novotny, Jonas Rimeika and Björn Starrin

Erik has to return to the rural village where he grew up, when he is told that his baby sister Sussie has disappeared without a trace. On returning, Erik gets mixed up in a quirky story including stolen money, drugs and a local policeman who prefers to look the other way. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Review by Josefin (Stockholm, Sweden) posted 4 October 2003

Personally, I'm not very fond of Swedish movies because of bad acting and stiff dialogue, but Smala Sussie really did it. It was witty, original (but still had some similarities to the Swedish movie Kopps), and very well made.

It's pure Swedish entertainment in a small farmer village, where Sussie has disappeared. Her brother, who lives in Stockholm, hitchhikes to Värmland, where she lives, to find his sister. During this "hunt", he finds out a lot of weird things about his childhood friends and that "Smala(Slim) Sussie" isn't the innocent obedient "miss motor-girl" she used to be.

I think the whole film is pure entertainment with a bit of Swedish mafia and reality action. All of the movie characters are very well played, and I am really satisfied with the dialogues.

I really recommend it.

Sean Young by Christie D'Zurilla

Sean Young want folks to know that she was sober when she was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after the Academy Awards on Sunday, and that she thinks a lot of things about the situation are "very stupid."

Young, 52, is currently out on $20,000 bail after being booked under her legal name, Mary Sean Young, at the LAPD's Hollywood Division station shortly before midnight Sunday.

She was involved in "some type of physical altercation," police told L.A. Now; Young told People magazine she "was just standing by the little line" outside the Governors Ball, for which she did not have a ticket. "I wasn't bothering anybody."

The "Blade Runner" actress and "Celebrity Rehab" alum did tell People, however, that she struck a security guard after she went to leave and he allegedly grabbed her arm.

Said Young via Facebook on Monday: "I just want everyone to know that I was sober, extremely well behaved when a very stupid security guard went postal on me and then The Academy's very stupid lawyer recommended a 'private person's arrest' and I have grounds for a lawsuit against the Academy although I believe a public apology to me would be much better. I am OK and I have the Hollywood Police Stations support who very carefully and kindly photographed the bruises on my arms which this guard is responsible for doing."

Later Monday, she noted on Facebook that she was "working on not absorbing any toxic spew from this unfair and stupid media silliness," and reiterated her desire for a public apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Young is due in court March 19.

Dennis Farina, Mr. Alex Rocco, Mr. Joss Ackland, Antonio Sabato Jr., Ja Rule, Ken Foree, Anthony Robbins, Anika Poitier,Travis Huff and Lena Gercke

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel by Corinne Heller posted Feb. 28, 2011

Bethenny Frankel, whose new reality spin-off "Bethenny Ever After" debuts on Bravo on Feb. 28, 2011 at 10 p.m. ET, recently showed off a toned bikini body on a Florida beach.

Frankel, 40, gave birth to her first child, Bryn, in May 2010 and has released diet and light cooking books and fitness DVDs. Photos of Frankel on the sand in Miami Beach, wearing a pink bikini, a straw hat and sunglasses, were posted on the website of The Daily Mail, a UK newspaper.

Frankel rose to fame as a contestant on the show "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" in 2005 and was later cast in Bravo's reality series "The Real Housewives of New York City."

She was later given her own spin-off, "Bethenny Getting Married?," which showcased her wedding planning, her life with husband Jason Hoppy and the birth of their daughter. In fall of 2010, she competed on ABC's reality show "Skating With the Stars."

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Monday, February 27, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Best Motion Picture of the Year

The Artist (2011): Thomas Langmann

Other Nominees:
The Descendants (2011): Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011): Scott Rudin

The Help (2011): Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

Hugo (2011/II): Graham King, Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris (2011): Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Moneyball (2011): Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt

The Tree of Life (2011): Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill

War Horse (2011): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011)

Other Nominees:
Demián Bichir for A Better Life (2011)

George Clooney for The Descendants (2011)

Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011)

Other Nominees:
Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs (2011)

Viola Davis for The Help (2011)

Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010)

Other Nominees:
Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Jonah Hill for Moneyball (2011)

Nick Nolte for Warrior (2011)

Max von Sydow for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)

Other Nominees:
Bérénice Bejo for The Artist (2011)

Jessica Chastain for The Help (2011)

Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids (2011)

Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011)

Best Achievement in Directing

Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (2011)

Other Nominees:
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris (2011)

Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life (2011)

Alexander Payne for The Descendants (2011)

Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Midnight in Paris (2011): Woody Allen

Other Nominees:
The Artist (2011): Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids (2011): Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo

Margin Call (2011): J.C. Chandor

A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

The Descendants (2011): Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Other Nominees:
Hugo (2011/II): John Logan

The Ides of March (2011): George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

Moneyball (2011): Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011): Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Rango (2011): Gore Verbinski

Other Nominees:
A Cat in Paris (2010): Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli

Chico & Rita (2010): Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011): Jennifer Yuh

Puss in Boots (2011): Chris Miller

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi(Iran)

Other Nominees:
Bullhead (2011): Michael R. Roskam(Belgium)

Footnote (2011): Joseph Cedar(Israel)

In Darkness (2011): Agnieszka Holland(Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (2011): Philippe Falardeau(Canada)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Hugo (2011/II): Robert Richardson

Other Nominees:
The Artist (2011): Guillaume Schiffman

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Jeff Cronenweth

The Tree of Life (2011): Emmanuel Lubezki

War Horse (2011): Janusz Kaminski

Best Achievement in Editing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

Other Nominees:
The Artist (2011): Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants (2011): Kevin Tent

Hugo (2011/II): Thelma Schoonmaker

Moneyball (2011): Christopher Tellefsen

Best Achievement in Art Direction

Hugo (2011/II): Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Other Nominees:
The Artist (2011): Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

Midnight in Paris (2011): Anne Seibel, Hélène Dubreuil

War Horse (2011): Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

Best Achievement in Costume Design

The Artist (2011): Mark Bridges

Other Nominees:
Anonymous (2011/I): Lisy Christl

Hugo (2011/II): Sandy Powell

Jane Eyre (2011): Michael O'Connor

W.E. (2011): Arianne Phillips

Best Achievement in Makeup

The Iron Lady (2011): Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland

Other Nominees:
Albert Nobbs (2011): Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnson, Matthew W. Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

The Artist (2011): Ludovic Bource

Other Nominees:
The Adventures of Tintin (2011): John Williams

Hugo (2011/II): Howard Shore

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011): Alberto Iglesias

War Horse (2011): John Williams

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

The Muppets (2011): Bret McKenzie("Man or Muppet")

Other Nominees:
Rio (2011): Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett("Real in Rio")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Hugo (2011/II): Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Other Nominees:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Bo Persson

Moneyball (2011): Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, Ed Novick

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Peter J. Devlin

War Horse (2011): Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Stuart Wilson

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Hugo (2011/II): Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty

Other Nominees:
Drive (2011): Lon Bender, Victor Ray Ennis

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Ren Klyce

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

War Horse (2011): Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Hugo (2011/II): Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning

Other Nominees:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson

Real Steel (2011): Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, Swen Gillberg

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011): Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, John Frazier

Best Documentary, Features

Undefeated (2011): Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, Rich Middlemas

Other Nominees:
Hell and Back Again (2011): Danfung Dennis, Mike Lerner

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011): Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011): Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Pina (2011): Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Saving Face (2012): Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Other Nominees:
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2011): Robin Fryday, Gail Dolgin

God Is the Bigger Elvis (2012): Rebecca Cammisa, Julie Anderson

Incident in New Baghdad (2011): James Spione

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011): Lucy Walker, Kira Carstensen

Best Short Film, Animated

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011): William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Other Nominees:
Sunday (2011): Patrick Doyon

La Luna (2011): Enrico Casarosa

A Morning Stroll (2011): Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

Wild Life (2011): Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby

Best Short Film, Live Action

The Shore (2011): Terry George, Oorlagh George

Other Nominees:
Pentecost (2011): Peter McDonald

Raju (2011): Max Zähle, Stefan Gieren

Time Freak (2011): Andrew Bowler, Gigi Causey

Tuba Atlantic (2010):

Mr. Vladimir Putin

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday hit out at the West's "cynical" stance on Syria and warned against strikes on Iran in an article published ahead of his likely return to the Kremlin in weekend polls.

The aggressive tone of Putin's messages echoed the diplomatic battles he waged as president in 2000-2008 and may only feed concerns about Russia's policies on his return for a six-year term in Sunday's election.

Russia's current premier strongly defended Moscow's decision to jointly with China veto two UN Security Council draft resolutions condemning the Syrian regime for its crackdown on the opposition.

He accused the West of "lacking the patience to work out an adjusted and balanced" resolution that also required the resistance forces to halt their fire and pull back from flashpoint cities such as Homs.

"All that remained was to demand that the armed opposition do the same as the government -- namely, withdraw their fighting units and detachments from the cities," Putin wrote in the Moskovskiye Novosti daily.

"A refusal to do so was cynical," Putin said in his seventh and final article released ahead of the vote.

Putin had led Russia's opposition to NATO's air campaign against Moscow's Soviet-era ally Libya and on Monday suggested that the West's support for the Arab Spring revolts may have been rooted in commercial interests.

"It seems that in countries that went through the Arab Spring -- just as had been the case in Iraq -- Russia ended up losing its position on local markets that it had worked on developing for decades," said Putin.

"One can get the idea that these tragic events were to a certain extent stimulated not by concern for human rights but by someone's market interests."

Putin also issued a stark warning against strikes on Iran -- another nation with close military and commercial ties with Russia -- over its controversial nuclear programme.

"Russia is unquestionably worried about the mounting threat of a military strike against this country," said Putin.

"If this happens, then the consequences will be truly catastrophic. Their real extent will be impossible to imagine."

Ms. Barbara Babcock, Baltasar Kormákur, Susan Yeagley, Mr. Van Williams, Alba Rohrwacher, Grant Shaud and Mr. Howard Hesseman

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Ms. Joanne Woodward, Timothy Spall, Adam Baldwin, Donal Logue, Kate Mara, Noah Emmerich, Josh Groban, Jenni Farley and Grant Show

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"

source:Photos by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/

Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

source:Photos by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/

"The Artist" Independent Spirit Award

source:Photos by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/

Independent Spirit Awards by Steve Pond

"The Artist" was named the year's best independent feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, continuing a dominant awards-season performance for the silent film that is expected to be the big winner at Sunday's Oscars as well.

The film also won awards for director Michel Hazanavicius, lead actor Jean Dujardin and cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman, taking home prizes in four of the five categories in which it was nominated.

Where the Indie Spirit Award voters often stay away from Oscar favorites, their choices this year went to a number of likely Academy Awards winners, including "The Artist," Dujardin and supporting actor Christopher Plummer from "Beginners."

To many, "The Artist" was a surprise nominee because most Spirit Awards categories are open only to American-made films. It qualified because of partial U.S. financing and because director Michel Hazanavicus has permanent U.S. resident status.

Michelle Williams won the Best Female Lead award for her performance in "My Week With Marilyn," and thanked the "roomful of misfits, dropouts, loners ... like me" in a typically heartfelt speech.

The supporting awards went to an Oscar favorite, Plummer, and an Oscar non-nominee, Shailene Woodley from "The Descendants."

"Pariah" won the John Cassavetes Award for a film made for less than $500,000, while "Margin Call" was named Best First Feature and Will Reiser won the Best First Screenplay award for "50/50."

"Margin Call" also won the Robert Altman Award, which was announced in December and which goes to a film's director, casting director and ensemble cast.

"The Descendants" was the only other film to win more than one award, with Woodley and a screenplay win for Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

Steve James' acclaimed documentary "The Interrupters," which caused controversy when it didn't even make the Oscar documentary shortlist, was named Best Documentary (beating four other non-Oscar nominees).

"A Separation" won Best International Film, an award that last year went to "The King's Speech."

Four sponsored awards, which carried cash prizes, were announced at the Spirit Awards nominees' brunch in January.

Seth Rogen hosted the show, which he skewered in his opening monologue as being "completely inconsequential." Winning one, he said, "will get you absolutely nothing. It won't even raise your price, because it proves that you'll work for nothing."

Best Feature: "The Artist"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Best Screenplay: "The Descendants," Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Best First Feature: "Margin Call"
Best First Screenplay: Will Reiser, "50/50"
John Cassavetes Award: "Pariah"
Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Best Male Lead: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Best Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"
Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman, "The Artist"
Best Documentary: "The Interrupters"
Best International Film: "A Separation"
Robert Altman Award: "Margin Call" director JC Chandor, casting directors Tiffany Little Canfield and Bernard Telsey, and ensemble cast Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey and Stanley Tucci
Piaget Producers Award: Sophia Lin, "Take Shelter"
Audi Someone to Watch Award: Mark Jackson, "Without"
Nokia Truer Than Fiction Award: Heather Courtney, "Where Soldiers Come From"
Jameson FIND Your Audience Award: Benjamin Murray and Alyssa Nahmias, "Unfinished Spaces"

Laetitia Casta

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Laetitia Casta

Laetitia Casta

Laetitia Casta