Having made her name as a young and attractive starlet, you might expect Cameron Diaz to dread the ageing process.
But the actress says she ‘can’t wait to be older’ as she believes women over 40 get the best parts.
The 41-year-old says British stars Helen Mirren and Judi Dench and American Meryl Streep have demonstrated actresses become more successful as they age.
She said: ‘[This] is the best time of my life. I love being this age. I can’t wait to be older. The most interesting parts are for women who are over 40. We don’t see it that way, because they’re not the sexy parts.
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As I suggested last week, Joffrey's death for the moment is more of a problem for the grieving, vengeful Cersei — and imprisoned patsy Tyrion — than for House Lannister as a whole. Cersei's younger son Tommen isn't the sadistic bully his older brother was, and Tywin has already masterfully walked him into playing his grandfather's obedient puppet king. It's hard to imagine him capriciously instigating a war with the North because he wants to watch a teenage girl suffer.
While his sister/lover mourns the death of their monstrous son, Jaime in turn seizes the moment to finally perform the act he's been denied of since the war with the North began, even if he has to get very rough at first to get what he want. It's an intense scene, and beautifully shot (just look at the glow surrounding Cersei after she's left alone in the sept with Jaime), and rekindles the sick, complex relationship between these two — an unholy union in the holiest of places.(*)
(*) When I interviewed Alex Graves about "The Lion and the Rose," we also spoke briefly about the Jaime/Cersei scene and about how the encounter starts out as Jaime forcing himself on her, then turns into something else. This is what he said:
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Mala Mala, a bold new documentary about Puerto Rico’s diverse trans scene, received a standing ovation after its world premiere last night at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it’s one of just 12 films competing in this year’s World Documentary Competition.
The doc stars P.R.’s most visible trans activist, Ivana Fred, and star of season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race April Carrión, who at the premiere wore a beautiful black gown emblazoned with the film’s credits down the back.
Funded partly by Kickstarter, Mala Mala was three years in the making, and brings together very different stories — from Sandy, an unapologetic sex worker in San Juan’s rough La 15 neighborhood, to Paxx, a brave young trans man with no apparent local support system. At turns tender, funny, raw and gorgeous, the film also covers a profound moment in local LGBT history: last year’s passage of Senate Bill 238, which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The bill really just came up during the last eight months of production,” director Dan Sickles said. “We got a call from Ivana one day saying like, ‘Oh hey, we’re going to the Senate to fight for our rights.’ We’re like, ‘What? Okay, so we need to be there.’ So we were lucky enough to follow it along, and to see it passed into law was golden for us.”
“They themselves have opened up to possibilities of how they can collaborate in their community,” co-director Antonio Santini adds.
Gender identity is not something filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles struggle with on a daily basis. However, the fight for the right to define oneself despite nature captivated the young artists enough to take them on a three-year journey to shed a much-needed light on the transgender community in Puerto Rico.
The movie's cast at the Tribeca premiere
It was at a film festival in Austin, Texas, after a few drinks, where Santini and Sickle met the drag queen that would change the course of their careers. She took them home and showed the young men her world and the hardship she faced on a daily basis. "She was so honest and transparent, and all of a sudden we were having this conversation about gender and identity and how it relates to sexuality," Sickles says.
Santini was born and grew up in San Juan, and he reconnected with on Facebook with April Carrión, a high school classmate. ( Slowly the two accumulated their diverse and captivating subjects.Collapse )
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Lindsay Lohan shows off some cleavage on the cover of Kode Magazine‘s spring 2014 issue, available online now in limited edition.
Inside the issue, the mag claims that the 27-year-old actress is no longer sober and that she was drinking vodka during the interview.
Here is an excerpt: “When speaking of Oprah, Lohan has nothing but glowing qualms of the talk show queen ‘She’s taught me so much and really believes in me, nothing like Barbara Walters,’ she confesses as she takes a sip from her freshly topped off glass of Vodka on the rocks. From this moment, all questions of sobriety seem irrelevant.”
Later, the writer of the article says, “The last time I saw Lindsay would be as she made her way into the second day of the Coachella festival with a vodka filled Evian bottle.” (see pics)
Lindsay also revealed some details about a man she is dating when asked if she plans on checking her 10 to 11 bags at the airport. “Oh this guy I’m seeing sent me a jet because he wants to see me…” she said. “But he’s married with kids.”
This quote is in the actual magazine (scan at source)
As I gush over my love of Jared Letto (note: they actually spelled it like that. Is this real???? you ask. I have no clue), she immediately bites back with claims of a sordid love affair with the statue winner. "All my friends love Jared, we've been off and on for years.", she affirms. My curiosity gets the best of me and I blurt out "I bet he's great in bed" and she swiftly responds "Oh Yeah!"
Just like that she saunters off into the opposite side of the room as the conversation then moves to America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence. Her feeling towards her infamous stumble at the ceremony's red carpet is pretty evident. "She's so fake and I'm sorry I'm not going to fuck for roles."
Madonna's discography is getting larger rather quickly. The waiting time from "Confessions on a Dance Floor" to "Hard Candy" was of three years, and the latter to "MDNA" was four years, and today it all points out the Queen of Pop will be releasing a new album this year! And that would mean that...(taking off the 'MDNA' touring period), that Madonna only had one full year to record this?
Today, Monday, April 21st, we find out the 13th studio album of her career may be already DONE. Her close friends and long time collaborators, fashion photographers Mert and Marcus (who work together as duo), uploaded, in the early hours of Monday, a photo they had just taken of Madonna in their hotel room on Instagram. The caption reads:
'In my room listening to the NEW ALBUM!!!!! Im DYING!!!!!! LET ME LOVE YOU FROM INSIDE OUT ???????? @madonna'
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This weekend WonderCon took place in Anaheim California. Despite the fact that the Anaheim Convention Center is a few steps away from Disneyland, Disney decided not to have a presentation at the convention. Instead they launched a 20 minute preview of Maleficent in their theme park across the street. The preview is being shown in the Bugs Life Theater in Disney California Adventure theme park until June so all park visitor will have a chance to experience the magic complete with 4D effects. Germain Lussier and I are both card carrying members of the Disneyland annual passholder club, so after walking the show floor at WonderCon on Friday, we visited the park to take in the sneak preview. After the jump you can watch a video blog where we give our reaction to the Maleficent Preview footage, along with a brief written description of the footage screened.
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Grandad Harry Styles, 72, told how he treated the pop heartthrob's heavily pregnant mum when she had a funny turn at a pop concert. The St John volunteer was on duty 20 years ago when he went to the aid of the expectant mum whose surname was Styles. She spotted the name tag on his uniform and told him: "You're quite nice, if it's a boy I'm going to call him Harry".
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Britney Jean debuts at no4 on China's music chart, while it is also the week's biggest international release in the country.
In other news, Atomic Kitten recently revealed that Britney was really feeling one of their songs and wanted to record it, but they turned down the offer!
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Which song would you like to have seen Brit record?
As he gears up to shoot the pic’s sequel, the still-untitled “Batman-Superman” movie, the director told Forbes that he’s merely depicting the “real world we live in.” Snyder said that fans are clinging to the more squeaky-clean Superman as depicted by Christopher Reeve in the iconic movies, instead of the comic book version of Superman, who wreaked massive damage.
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Fake geek boy Zack Snyder has never read a Superman comic in his life.