TriStar Productions Teams With BBC Films on Maggie Smith’s ‘Lady in the Van’

Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has teamed with BBC Films to greenlight “The Lady in the Van” starring “Downton Abbey’s” Maggie Smith. The pic is an adaptation of Alan Bennett’s West End hit with Smith reprising he.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 19th, 2017

Tom Rothman"s TriStar Teams With BBC Films for "The Lady in the Van"

Maggie Smith will star in the adaptation of Alan Bennett’s West End hit.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJun 19th, 2017

Review: Maggie Smith in her wheel house in "Lady in the Van"

There are cozy, innocuous pleasures to Nicholas Hytner's adaption of Alan Bennett's "The Lady in the Van," but chief among them is watching two grand old talents — Maggie Smith and Bennett, himself — operating firmly in their self-.....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJan 19th, 2017

Alex Jennings Explores ‘The Lady In The Van’ With Maggie Smith

The Lady In The Van is the true story of Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman who lived in a van for 15 years outside the London domicile of writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys). Bennett would publish a memoir of those years.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakNov 18th, 2015

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Wishes Those Rumors about Her and Husband Will Smith Being Swingers Were True - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith Says She Wishes Those Rumors about Her and Husband Will Smith Being Swingers Were TruePEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith will celebrate 20 years of marriage in December. And throughout their time together, the two have heard countless rumors about their relationship. But there's one rumor in particular that has Pinkett Smith stumped ...Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes She and Will Smith Were SwingersE! OnlineJada Pinkett Smith was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur, she saysLos Angeles TimesJada Pinkett Smith Remembers Meeting Tupac While Dealing DrugsRollingStone.comUs Weekly -HuffPost -CBS News -New York Daily Newsall 119 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 21st, 2017

‘Lady in the Van’ is thin — but Maggie Smith is better than ever

It’s a year of Oscar buzz for Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Blythe Danner and Charlotte Rampling. How come they can’t write great roles for actresses under 65 anymore? Smith is a delight — is she ever not? — in “The Lady in the Van,.....»»

Category: topSource: nypostJan 21st, 2017

Smith reprises "bruising" role in Bennett"s "The Lady in the Van"

Stars hail Maggie Smith's 'phenomenal' performance as a homeless woman living in a van, at the London premiere of 'The Lady in the Van'. Helena Williams reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 24th, 2017

Why Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The Actor - Bustle

BustleWhy Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The ActorBustleDiplo is a music juggernaut that has worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Die Antwood and is responsible for chart-topping projects like Major Lazer and Jack Ü. James Van Der Beek starred in Dawson's Creek in the late '90s and several movie and TV ...James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo Is Shockingly FunnyDaily BeastJames Van Der Beek on How 'Being John Malkovich' Inspired Him to Get Meta with Spike JonzeIndieWireWhat Would Diplo Do? Is a Meta Showcase for James Van Der BeekVulturePittsburgh Post-Gazette -Philly.com -Us Weekly -EW.com (blog)all 46 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

BBC Flawlessly Responds To The Sexist Snowflakes Upset Over Doctor Who"s First Woman Time Lord!

Keep weeping, snowflakes — the BBC don't give a fuck! On Sunday, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker would play the first female Time Lord in the hit series Doctor Who, and most fans were jumping for joy. Of course, a few less-evolved fans were upset over a woman (gasp!) playing the 13th Doctor and criticized the [...] Keep weeping, snowflakes -- the BBC don't give a fuck! On Sunday, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker would play the first female Time Lord in the hit series Doctor Who, and most fans were jumping for joy. Of course, a few less-evolved fans were upset over a woman (gasp!) playing the 13th Doctor and criticized the network for ruining the sanctity of the sci-fi show. Such complaints questioned how a time traveling alien with otherworldly, regenerative abilities could possibly go from Peter Capaldi to the Broadchurch actress. QUIZ: How Long Would YOU Survive Game Of Thrones? Time-bending, sure. Age-bending, no problem-o. But GENDER-bending? How can one possibly wrap their heads around such a perplexing, doctor-ruining character trait like that? Thankfully, BBC issued a response to the haters, delicately explaining it has long been established in the show that Time Lords are able to switch gender -- and those who aren't on board can sit on a sonic screwdriver! The BBC Complaints page stated how "viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor," before responding: "Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series. The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender. As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor. We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story." Translation: go fly a Tardis and time-warp the fuck over it! Whittaker will make her debut after Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffatt's departure following the Christmas special -- and WE. CANNOT. WAIT! [Image via BBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017

Hot Trailer: Maggie Smith Vs. Kevin Kline In Paris-Set Dramedy ‘My Old Lady’

Kevin Kline gets the French Kiss-off from Maggie Smith in BBC Films dramedy My Old Lady, which Cohen Media Group is releasing stateside September 10. Pic stars Kline as a down and out American who moves to Paris to claim a house willed to him by his estra.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 15th, 2014

Downton dowager Smith in "bruising" role in Bennett"s "The Lady in the Van"

LONDON (Reuters) - British playwright Alan Bennett brings his true story of a woman living on his driveway in a battered yellow vehicle to the silver screen in "The Lady in the Van" with Maggie Smith reprising the titular role she played on stage......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 16th, 2015

Maggie Smith Nabs Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series AGAIN At The 2016 Emmys — But Jimmy Kimmel Has Something To

Maggie Smith is on a roll! Despite never showing up to the Emmys, Maggie scored Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmys for her role in Downton Abbey. The win comes as a bit of a surprise considering the Game Of Thrones ladies w.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 19th, 2016

BBC Responds to Female "Doctor Who" Complaints After Jodie Whittaker Announcement

The BBC has crafted a perfect statement to respond to those upset that they have cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who after a string of males held the role. The news was announced over the weekend that Jodie would be taking over the role, and some on Twitter began immediately rejoicing. However, [...] The BBC has crafted a perfect statement to respond to those upset that they have cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who after a string of males held the role. The news was announced over the weekend that Jodie would be taking over the role, and some on Twitter began immediately rejoicing. However, there were some who wanted the role to remain male. “Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor,” the BBC wrote on their complaints website. Click inside to read the full statement from the BBC about the casting… “Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series. The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender. As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor. We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 19th, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes She and Will Smith Were Swingers - E! Online

E! OnlineJada Pinkett Smith Wishes She and Will Smith Were SwingersE! OnlineRumors that the Girls Trip star and her longtime husband Will Smith enjoy swinging in their spare time have followed the couple for years, but the actress is closing the door on that claim. "I'm like, 'Yo, I wish! I wish," she enthusiastically ...Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen LatifahPEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur, she saysLos Angeles TimesJada Pinkett Smith Remembers Meeting Tupac While Dealing DrugsRollingStone.comUs Weekly -Entertainment Tonight -Jezebel -HuffPostall 133 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 21st, 2017

With Viceland's What Would Diplo Do?, the Reinvention of James Van Der Beek Is Now Complete - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazineWith Viceland's What Would Diplo Do?, the Reinvention of James Van Der Beek Is Now CompletePaste MagazineThere was a time, not too long ago, when the name James Van Der Beek was synonymous with the well-meaning, all-too-earnest and perhaps a tad insufferable young cinephile at the heart of the WB's teen drama, Dawson's Creek. Actually, scratch that.The Mooch is coming back to your screens, babyA.V. Club (blog)Why Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The ActorBustleJames Van Der Beek Playing Diplo Is Shockingly FunnyDaily BeastVulture -IndieWire -Philly.com -Us Weeklyall 57 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

James Van Der Beek is a superstar DJ in the painfully funny 'What Would Diplo Do?' - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJames Van Der Beek is a superstar DJ in the painfully funny 'What Would Diplo Do?'Los Angeles TimesWhat's more obnoxious than a superstar DJ with an outsized ego and a confetti cannon? A television series about a superstar DJ with an outsized ego and a confetti cannon. Viceland's new scripted comedy, “What Would Diplo Do?,” is a treasure trove of ...What is James Van Der Beek doing in What Would Diplo Do?A.V. ClubWhy Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The ActorBustleJames Van Der Beek Playing Diplo Is Shockingly FunnyDaily BeastVulture -IndieWire -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Philly.comall 50 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Casts Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Casts Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence FishburneHollywood ReporterPfeiffer will play original Wasp Janet Van Dyne, while Fishburne is portraying Bill Foster, the comic book hero Giant Man. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress will play Janet Van Dyne, the ...Michelle Pfeiffer Joins 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' as Janet Van DyneVarietyMichelle Pfeiffer will play Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and The WaspEW.comMarvel Studios Casts Michelle Pfeiffer As Janet Van DyneComicbook.comDeadline -The Verge -Bleeding Cool News -Just Jaredall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 22nd, 2017

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins "Ant-Man" Sequel as Janet Van Dyne

Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, a sequel to Paul Rudd‘s hit superhero movie! The Oscar-nominated actress is set to play the role of Janet Van Dyne, the mother of Evangeline Lilly‘s character Hope Van Dyne. The news was announced at Comic-Con, where it was also [...] Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, a sequel to Paul Rudd‘s hit superhero movie! The Oscar-nominated actress is set to play the role of Janet Van Dyne, the mother of Evangeline Lilly‘s character Hope Van Dyne. The news was announced at Comic-Con, where it was also confirmed that Laurence Fishburne will play Dr. Bill Foster in the film. Janet is also the wife of Michael Douglas‘ character Hank Pym and she was the original Wasp in the Marvel comic books. Her daughter Hope is going to be the Wasp in the new movie! Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

George Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ Set Up at TriStar

TriStar Pictures will finance and release “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney as a stock picker held hostage on TV. Jodi Foster is directing the project from Jamie Linden’s script, in which the hostage taker is a man who lost his mo.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 24th, 2017

Are Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Swingers?? Jada Talks Open Marriages, Kylie Jenner, Aunt Viv, & More On WWHL!

As frank and real as Jada Pinkett Smith is at all other times, we can't imagine she's lying about this… right? During Thursday night's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen, a caller asks about all those crazy rumors going around about her — and Jada actually answers! Unfortunately, she totally denies that she and Will Smith [...] As frank and real as Jada Pinkett Smith is at all other times, we can't imagine she's lying about this... right? During Thursday night's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen, a caller asks about all those crazy rumors going around about her -- and Jada actually answers! Unfortunately, she totally denies that she and Will Smith have an open marriage, a rumor that's been going strong for years. Related: Celebs Who Have Been Rumored To Try Open Relationships! Funny enough, we can't tell if her fellow guest and Girls Trip costar Queen Latifah was disappointed or relieved! See her answer AND keep up the honesty (mostly) throughout a game of Plead The Fifth about Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner, Will's worst movie, and her feud with original Aunt Viv Janet Hubert (below)! Plead the Fifth: [Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Won"t Let Daughter Willow Watch "Girls Trip!" (Video)

Jada Pinkett Smith won’t be allowing her 16-year-old daughter Willow to watch her new film Girls Trip… well, not really! The 45-year-old actress and her co-star Regina Hall stopped by Build Series to promote the comedy on Monday (July 17) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jada Pinkett Smith “I [...] Jada Pinkett Smith won’t be allowing her 16-year-old daughter Willow to watch her new film Girls Trip… well, not really! The 45-year-old actress and her co-star Regina Hall stopped by Build Series to promote the comedy on Monday (July 17) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jada Pinkett Smith “I told Willow, ‘Now, you’re gonna have to do what I had to do as a teenager when I wasn’t supposed to be watching certain rated R movies, and that is not tell my mother and sneak in with my girlfriends,’” she explained. “I said, ‘I think this is one of those movies for you.’” “She wanted to go to the premiere and I said, ‘Oh no, we won’t be doing that,’” Jada went on. “Jaden and Trey… my boys are grown so they’ll do whatever.” She added, “Even though [Girls Trip] stars four African American women, it really is about sisterhood for all women. The themes are so universal – friendship, watching women come together when were going through tough times, and coming together to have a good time… you what I mean, a really good time! Usually, women aren’t given the same license as men to cut loose and just have fun. Watch the interview below to find out more about what it was like on set, and don’t miss Girls Trip when it hits theaters this Friday (July 21)! Regina Hall & Jada Pinkett Smith Talk About “Girls Trip” FYI: Jada is wearing Chloe. 15+ pictures inside of Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall at Build Series….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 17th, 2017