Titanic/ Heavenly Creatures star and double Golden Globe Awards/ Oscars winner, Kate Winslet –was hard at work today on the set of Mildred Pierce in New York City.
As a film noir classic text, I’ve always loved Mildred Pierce. It depicts the rise of women in business, during the WWII era–as women left the domestic spaces of their homes to open businesses and become earners for the American economy to support the war effort.
Being a film noir text, women had to be punished at the end of the film, for exerting such gender-breaking strengths–which was a bit sad–demonstrating the patriarchal restrictions of the day, that women had to battle through in order to excel in business ventures. The original, is a real study of the times back then.
In the 2010 version of Mildred Pierce, who else better to play Mildred than Kate? Nice casting. Mildred Pierce remains an inspiring story, that women, mothers –can achieve anything when they set their mind to it.
[Image of Kate Winslet, courtesy of Splash]
~Postged by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.30.2010~
Wow! What a line up. Oscar winner Penélope Cruz, Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts & Oscar winner Kate Winslet grace the cover of the May 2010 issue of Vogue Paris.
Which makes one ask this question. Why has Julianne Moore never won an Oscar? That’s just wrong.
A beaut cover and Meryl looks fantastic. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.16.2010~
Ken Jeong, Michael Bay, Kate Winslet, Aziz Ansari –is this look the future of World Entertainment? Yes!Celebrity bites for your entertainment today, and hot links. Let’s go people! :)
Michael Bay signs Ken Jeong, Francis McDormand, John Malkovich to T3–MB
Kelan Lutz goes Grecian mythology, cast as Poseidon in War of the Gods–EW
Mickey Rourke, Frida Pinto, Henry Cavill are cast in same said movie–Flix66
Gerard Butler wants to play a leprechaun in a fantasy film, comedy–JamCanoe
Liev Shreiber, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman join GB too–ADF
Grandma Jackiey Budden snorts cocaine at Jade Goody‘s 1 year passing. WTF!–DailyMail
Ben Affleck grows up. God forbid. Launches Eastern Congo Initiative–ETOnline
Scarlett Johansonn gets Congressional for Healthy Meals Act and kids–ET
Shia LaBouef does his bit for Health, runs LA Marathan–LP
TV Chess: NBC vito Conan O’Brien from Fox ‘s Idol Gives Back– HollywoodReporter
Adam Lambert and Boy George hang out–GettyImages
Amy Winehouse camp jokes she’s returning to rehab for booze–NewsOfTheWorld
Jennifer Love Hewitt goes for a shorter locks–FamePictures
Aziz Ansari may host MTV Awards 2010. Diversity rocks–LA Times
Avril Levigne grabs a beer with ex-hubby Deryck Whibley at Crown Bar–NPG
Katy Perry and Russell Brand hike to Griffith Park Observatory–RaimeyPix
Christian Slater is cast in a new Fox comedy show–HollywoodReporter
Simon Cowell will give Susan Boyle her first big check next week. $6 mil–JamCanoe
Will Octo-Mom do porn to save her home from foreclosure?–TMZ
Was Marie Osmond ‘s son drugged? His roomies think so. Sad.–TMZ
Hot! Flashdance: The Musical hits London’s West End–Oct 14
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.2010
Now that her Oscars reign is over, Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes have announced to the world via a lawyer that they have gone their separate ways. Says their legal eagle:
“Kate and Sam are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year. The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children.”
Well… as Hollywood is all about Oscar winning filmmakers, ruling at the moment with spouses and ex-spouses of cinema and the arts (James Cameron, Suzi Amis, Kathryn Bigelow, Linda Hamilton‘s camp), these two will probably still collaborate in Hollywood films, awards shows and #1 box office strategies together in the future.
Divorce is always sad. Wishing them both the best futures ever with their children and their art. It’s always hard, when one person in a relationship gets an enormous amount of success in their career, while the other partner appears to stagnate. Which is what they call “the curse of the Oscar” in Hollywood couples love lives. Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratman etc, etc, etc.
[Image courtesy of Mikey K]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.15.2010~
Nice one Jeff Briges. Winner of the Best Actor Drama Award for Crazy Heart.
[Image of Jeff Bridges courtesy of Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.18.2010~
A new poll gave 2,000 women in the UK aged 18 and over the chance to vote for the women they think has the best body types in today’s world.
16% voted for Kate Winslet‘s curvy healthy body type as being #1.
Perhaps a shift towards healthy body, self-imaging is in the air for the 2010s.
Hope so! Who didn’t eat too much this Christmas. Kate makes everyone feel slightly more normal. That’s a star in my book!
[News Source - UK Daily Mail, Image of Kate Winslet courtesy of Time Magazine]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.3.2010~
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10 Hot Entertainment and Celebrity News Posts in Hollywood right now are:
Miley Cyrus recently tweeted to the world from a Bahamas Beach, “don’t call me f*t.” At Cannes Film Festival, Penelope Cruz was saying exactly the same thing.
The Oscar winning star who was in France to promote the musical film NINE, was hit by a bout of severe food poisoning. Not being able to eat at all, Penelope had to be excused from her film promotional commitments with her Oscar winning costars.
Her talented co-star, Marion Cotillard of France, promoted the film with Harvey Weinstein of Miramax while Cruz recovered in her hotel room. Poor baby!
Nine looks amazing and also stars Cruz’s fellow oscar peers: Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Fergie, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sophia Loren and also Kate Hudson. Let’s hope Penelope Cruz is feeling better… but don’t call her f*t either. She’s trying to keep her food down today!
10 hot entertainment and celebrity news posts right now, here in Hollywood, on Horiwood.Com are:
I guess it’s good to share one’s blessings when you’re Megan Fox, in the way that Angelina Jolie does too, when Kate Winselt won the Oscar over Jolie this year over Angelina’s heart-wrenching role as a mother in The Changeling.
To even make any list is both a fluke and an honor in the fickle pools of entertainment ‘hotness,’ so I’m sure Fox is still stoked.
Now, the hottest Woman this year is: (drum roll…)
Topping the list: House‘s Olivia Wilde. Maxim editors say they can’t stop “drooling over…. We may not know a McDreamy from a McNugget, but when it comes to TV doctors, there is only one who makes our body temperatures rise. We were drooling over the NYC native long before she was injected into Fox’s hit medical drama she stars in.”
#2. Megan Fox: Maxim says: ”Seriously, do women get more painfully hot than this? (more…)
I guess being on top of the world, has its price. It’s show biz after all… but yeah, we get her point. It’s the sweet vs awful people battle, Kate is talking about! She’s ‘Stay Sweet Kate’… and we like that on Horiwood.Com. :)
Double golden globe winner, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s epic Titanic Romance goes on.
In hawking out their latest film together, Revolutionary Road for added DVD sales; the film that Kate’s husband Sam Mendes directed brilliantly, the BFF’s, are putting the spotlight on the fact that Kate wears two rings at all times.
Her wedding ring from Sam Mendes, and her BFF wedding ring, from Leo. How sweet. To find out more, about the ring, go here to Flare:
It’s very clever PR… a touch of (more…)
It’s great news for the West Coast, with 2010′s Golden Globe Awards coverage. The Hollywood Reporter has announced, that the awards show is going to be telecast live in 2010 on both coasts of America. Yiihaaa!
Now we can all see the UK’s double Golden Globe winner, Kate Winslet, present the best actor award for next year live on America’s twin coasts. Nice PR, Golden Globes with this announcement! Twins are always hot news in entertainment and celebrity land.
Very very cool! (more…)
Who does Katie Holmes look up to in Hollywood? She wants you to know that she’s intrigued by women who explore the ‘complexity’ of life.
“Growing up, I always had my dreams set on being an actor, so I looked up to Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn. I also look up to Kate Winslet and Renée [Zellweger] and Cate Blanchett…and Diane Keaton—she’s a genius. I think it’s very inspiring to see these women attack such complex roles.”
for playing the role of Hanna Schmidt, a woman on trial for the role that history and her country had cast her as a Nazi guard during a world war.
Kate portrayed Hanna, a women being tried as a pawn in a wider war. The role empathetically questioned her actions as a military German girl, for right or for wrong, caught up in national service. For this military casting for Winslet, she won her long-awaited Oscar.
The Academy awarded the most military performance by a woman of the Oscars nominees nominated. Question… Is women being cast at war, the new theme to consider in pop culture and Entertainment?
It appears to be that way. Read posts below.
Oscar Winner, Kate Winslet, appears on the cover of Time Magazine this week. Nice. Kate’s Time has come indeed.
Kate who appeared on Oprah’s show recently, said that her eight year-old daughter Mia had plenty to say about her fashion choice in Yves St Laurent. And it wasn’t all that: Kate tells the story. “I said, ‘Hi, Mia, did you jump up and down?’ [Mia] says: ‘Yes, I did, Mum, I did. I need to talk to you about the dress — it was gray.’ She was absolutely mortified I wore a gray dress.” And there you have it, kids have their feelings too.
What a moment, for all women in film. Congrats Kate. It’s been a long journey since when you started filming your first film in New Zealand. Wow, Oscar Gold! & so humble with it too.
Kate Winslet ponders if she can beat Meryl Streep out for best actress tonight on Hollywood’s red carpet. The down to earth English actress, who first started her feature film career in New Zealand with Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures looks a Hollywood dream tonight at Oscars big night. Go Kate!
And she extends the hand of American friendship to the Chinese government. China’s population makes up one sixth of the worlds population. By the way, India’s population makes up one sixth of the worlds population. That means that, 1/3 of the world are either Chinese or Indian. So the foreign affairs equation for the USA is simple. It is:
America + its European allies + LOVE + China + India = global domination. I kid!!! But not really… yep, Samuel Spengler would be so proud of me for that. But that’s the wisest strategy forward for America into the future.
So with Hilary in China, & Slumdog Millionaire set to take home best picture for the Oscars here in Hollywood, America’s foreign affairs record is looking pretty smart, this year. Go Hilary. You should have taken Lucy Liu with you though, perhaps!!!
Oh, and for the Euorpean allies equation part, Coldplay got Grammys representing the UK/ Europe this year, so Kate Winslet’s gotta get the Oscar. Cos that’s how it works in the U S of A, and that’s how we roll. Congrats to Hil on your first major trip to China as Secretary of State. Go girl!
of Revoluntionary Road. Good luck tomorrow tonight Kate Winslet for the Oscars. Keep making the world think by . . . waking us up from the neck up!
This is Brilliant, from Ariana Huffington:
2008 featured the most dramatic election in memory, and some of the most compelling figures ever seen on the political stage — characters not even the best screenwriters could top.
Despite or, perhaps, because of this, this year’s politically themed movies — Frost/Nixon, Milk, W., Swing Vote — struggled at the box office. Hollywood just couldn’t match the drama being played out on the campaign trail.
So, with the Oscars coming up on Sunday, I thought it would be a good time to salute — and mashup — some of the year’s noteworthy achievements in the worlds of politics and entertainment… which, these days, aren’t always easy to tell apart.
The envelopes please…
Best: Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader
Worst: Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupré in Client #9
Best: the compromising photo stolen in The Bank Job
Worst: the $50 billion Bernie Madoff stole from his hapless clients
Return on Investment:
Best: Slumdog Millionaire, which cost $15 million to make and has grossed over $130 million worldwide.
Worst: the $350 billion we gave to Wall Street banks — with nothing to show for it.
Best: The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s brooding follow up to Batman Begins
Worst: TARP II, Tim Geithner’s vague follow up to Hank Paulson’s Bailout Begins
Performance in a Drama:
Best: Mickey Rourke’s soulful comeback in The Wrestler
Worst: the banking CEOs trying to act contrite in front of Congress
Performance by a Rodent:
Best: Matthew Broderick as the fearless mouse in The Tale of Despereaux
Worst: Rod Blogojevich as the Senate seat-selling rat in A Tale of Desperation
Best: Auf Der Strecke (On the Line)
Worst: Fred Thompson’s blink-and-you-missed-it presidential run
Mega-Buck Action Fantasy:
Best: Iron Man
Worst: Self-Regulation on Wall Street
Performance by a Grizzled Veteran:
Best: Clint Eastwood tosses aside his prejudices and finds redemption in Gran Torino
Worst: John McCain tosses aside his principles and loses an election in Maverick No More
Best: Heath Ledger as The Joker
Worst: Stew Parnell as The Jerk who shipped out peanut butter he knew contained deadly salmonella
Jim Carrey says “Yes” to everything in Yes Man
Unfunny: Republicans say “No” to everything in Congress
She’s not bad! :)