September 12, 2015 - 13:09 BST hellomagazine.com Rapper 50 Cent joined Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at a charity fundraiser. Princess Beatrice , Princess Eugenie , Sarah Ferguson and 50 Cent formed an unlikely group as they joined forces at a charity fundraiser in Manhattan on Friday. The quartet took part in the BGC Charity Day on Wall Street in Manhattan, raising money for the ongoing relief since the attacks on the World Trade Center, 14 years ago . CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Princess Beatrice, 50 Cent, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Eugenie Joining a line-up of stars also including Margot Robbie and Pamela Anderson , the four famous faces spent the day making phone calls and helping volunteers in their efforts to raise money for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. At one point, 50 Cent had Margot Robbie in fits of laughter after he took the phone from her and began negotiating with … [Read more...] about 50 Cent joins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at charity fundraiser
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Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos: DreamWorks/Netflix We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about character actors — what defines them, how to recognize them, how and why they excel. But character actors don’t always stay character actors forever. The chaos of fame is indeed a ladder — a series of them, actually — and with the exception of the select few A-listers who had stardom thrust upon them from the very beginning, the careers of actors and actresses must often travel a long and winding road to the top. For many character actors, they reach a point where they cease to buttress the story of the main attractions and become an attraction all to themselves. They either find a way to graduate to leading roles, or they become so famous in their own signature, scene-stealing parts that they cease to meet the character-actor criteria. The pathways by which character actors leap free of the gravity of their trappings are different and varied for each, but to get a better … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s Six Pathways from Supporting Parts to Stardom
Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in Mank . Photo: Courtesy of Netflix The 93rd Academy Awards, after an unprecedented 14-month eligibility season and a pandemic that shut most of the nation’s movie theaters, will finally be handed out on Sunday, April 25. Exactly how normal this ceremony will feel — and how normal the industry should view it as being — is up for debate: Some see it as the firm-handed continuation of a tradition that began with Douglas Fairbanks handing Clara Bow the Best Picture statuette for 1927’s Wings and has endured without interruption through all manner of national calamity ever since, and others as the weary end point of a year like no other. But beneath both positions — this is the year the show must go on and this is the year the show didn’t go on — lurks a degree of dread about this year’s “Oddscars” — the fear that they aren’t so anomalous after all. Surely, at some point, things will be the way they used to be again, right? Doesn’t that have … [Read more...] about Who’s Really Winning This Year’s ‘Oddscars’?
Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Without fail, each year brings a film or two that makes people ask, “How was that nominated for an Oscar?!” While it’s easy to imagine the Academy Awards being decided in a room all at once by some shadow organization, Oscar’s 23 categories are decided much more independently from one another. Each category’s nominations are voted on by that specific branch of the Academy — so you don’t have actors voting on Makeup and Hairstyling, or cinematographers voting on Costume Design — and then the entire Academy votes on the winners in each category. So when a strange outlier nomination like Fifty Shades of Grey or Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa happens, know that they aren’t made equally. A cool Production Design and a cringey Adapted Screenplay nomination aren’t the same thing, because they come from two separate groups with completely different tastes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has roughly 10,000 members across 20 … [Read more...] about Every Academy Awards Voting Branch Ranked by Taste
Photo: Universal Pictures Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice hit the big screen last weekend and tells the tale of a particularly crap (and perpetually stoned) gumshoe named Larry “Doc” Sportello who is roped into a missing-person case by his ex-girlfriend. Sportello’s clumsiness certainly isn’t unprecedented. Here’s a look back at ten other hopeless movie and TV detectives whose methods of deduction could leave a game of Guess Who? permanently unwon. 10. Dick Steele, Spy Hard (1996) If detectives are designed to play it cool, Secret Agent Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen) made for one tepid exception. People rightfully had their doubts when a task as simple as Steele hanging his hat came with its own complications. 9. James Carter, Rush Hour (1998) When FBI Agent James Carter (Chris Tucker) was in his element, he was a force to be reckoned with. But upon getting caught up in the case of a Chinese diplomat’s kidnapped … [Read more...] about 10 Terrible TV and Movie Detectives