Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sigourney Weaver vs. Kathryn Bigelow. That's a smackdown. James Cameron failed to beat ex-wife Kathryn. Now, it's was Sigourney turn.
From New York Post: Outspoken "Avatar" star Weaver said she believed Cameron -- who lost out to his ex-wife, "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow -- didn't win because the academy wanted to make history by naming its first ever female Best Director.
"Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason," Weaver told Brazilian news site Folha Online over the weekend. "He should have taken home that Oscar."
In a stunning rebuke hinting at frustration in the "Avatar" camp -- who applauded gracefully when "The Hurt Locker" also took the Best Picture Oscar -- Weaver added, "In the past, 'Avatar' would have won because they [Oscar voters] loved to hand out awards to big productions, like 'Ben-Hur.' Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw."
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Bye, bye First Lady. Filmmaker Woody Allen has replaced French First Lady Carla Bruni with Marion Cotillard in his new film.
Allen had last year said that Bruni would be the “natural” choice to star in his forthcoming flick, set in France, describing her as “wonderful”.
However, earlier this year rumour mills went into overdrive around Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy’s marriage, which seemed to have left the Allen sour, reports the Daily Express.
“Carla Bruni is not a woman who earns her living as an actress,” he recent said.
“She is a first lady. She could be taken away at any moment by other duties. I have to take account of the risks there could be and hiring her is far from certain,” he added.
Bruni may still get a cameo role but insiders say she will be eclipsed by Cotillard.
“As far as the film is concerned, Marion will definitely be the French First Lady,” a movie insider said. (ANI)