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It’s official! Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda will star together in Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins live-action adaptation, Mary Poppins Returns.
Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. The film will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and will follow a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks along with Michael’s three children. After suffering a personal loss, the family is visited by Mary Poppins and Jack who help them rediscover the joys and excitement within the magic of life.
While some people were a bit skeptical of the new film, this casting could change their minds. In fact, here are 8 reasons Blunt and Miranda are the perfect pair for Mary Poppins Returns.
About Marry Poppins Returns
Disney is bringing Mary Poppins back to the big screen. No, she isn’t leaving the infamous Disney vault. The magical nanny will come back to life in a new, original, live-action adaptation that will be directed by Into the Woods’ Rob Marshall.
The updated version will take place during the 1920s Depression era in London, which is about 20 years after Disney’s classic Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews. While the Disney classic focused on the first installment of author P.L. Travers’ eight-book series, this movie, which is not a sequel, will focus on Mary’s further adventures with the Banks family.
But you can’t just bring a classic film back to life without some serious backlash. Twitter is absolutely pissed about the idea of Disney messing with Andrews’ famous character. People were furious about Jumanji, but those people had nothing on what’s being said about Disney’s billionth live-action film. Haven’t the people in Burbank, Calif., ever heard the expression, “Don’t fix what isn’t broken”??
It’s been over a decade since she was first engaged to Jude Law, but the torrid years that followed have not waned Sienna Miller’s feelings for her former beau.
As the Hollywood story goes, the Golden Globe nominee and her Alfie co-star were on the road to marriage in 2004, but a year after their Christmas engagement, Law publicly apologized to the actress after reports surfaced that he had been having an affair with his nanny. The couple subsequently split in 2006. The two tried to rekindle their romance in 2009, only to break up again by 2011.
Today, Miller says she doesn’t see her past beau “that much,” but told PORTER magazine, “I care about him enormously.”
Nearly a year ago, the star broke off her engagement to actor Tom Sturridge, whom she had been dating since 2011 and with whom she shares her only child, 3-year-old daughter Marlowe Sturridge. While the 34-year-old calls her past boyfriends, including Law and Sturridge, “a motley crew,” she does recognize the trait that ties them all together.
“I like intelligence,” she continued to the magazine. “It’s the only thing I’ve ever been attracted to. People who aren’t clever enough fall by the wayside. They’re a motley crew my ex-boyfriends, if you lined them up, it would be strange. I don’t care about that [looks], but you know, within limits… Someone staggeringly beautiful and thick is totally ugly to me. It sounds silly but I like bookish academics who are slightly odd, and borderline, you know, on the spectrum.”
In the meantime, the acclaimed star has a packed schedule of new films, one of which is taking her to New York City for the fall to live and raise her daughter. In regard to the possibility of having more children, Miller is definitely interested.
“I would love more,” she admitted to the magazine. “I’m suddenly feeling very broody for more babies, and my daughter’s desperate to have a sibling.”
In fact, Miller is more in tune with herself and her decisions after an intense recent round of therapy. According to the star, all the noise that was once in her head is now gone.
“I just got to a point where…I couldn’t dig myself out, I couldn’t make decisions, I felt pretty assaulted by life and not in control,” she revealed. “I think as you get older you have to really cultivate your mind and have a deep understanding of self, otherwise you just become lonely and isolated and unsatisfied and unfulfilled, and however your perfect little life looks on paper, there will be a sense of unfulfillment if you haven’t explored the nature, the very depths of who you are.”
Perhaps it’s that kind of courage that has caused co-star Bradley Cooper to describe her as a little Napoleon. “I stand up for myself,” she said. “That’s what he’s referring to.”
Amber Heard’s lawyer is slamming an accusation that the actress is blackmailing her estranged husband Johnny Depp.
Attorney Peter Sample told The Wrap Monday that the “allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false.” The claim that she is blackmailing Johnny “has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit.” The lawyer also told the publication that the claims against Amber are defamatory and “outrageous.”
In case you missed it, comedian Doug Stanhope penned a column that was posted on The Wrap Sunday where he voiced his support for his friend Johnny. In the lengthy post, Doug claimed that “Amber was now going to leave him, threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms. Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified.”
The column, however, comes just two days after Amber was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband after alleging abuse and showing up to a Los Angeles courtroom with a visible bruise on her face. In court documents obtained by E! News, Amber also alleged that “during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”
While Johnny has not directly addressed the accusations made by Amber, his rep released a statement shortly after the couple filed for divorce. “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” Johnny’s rep told E! News. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
As for Amber, a source close to the model recently provided a glimpse into how she is doing as the divorce drama continues. “This has been incredibly upsetting for Amber but she knows she is doing the right thing,” our source shared with E! News. “It has been very traumatic for her to finally speak out, but she needs to do what she can to protect herself.”
Mark Romanek, Lorene Scafaria and Lynn Shelton tweet support for actor after John Carney said he would ‘never make a film with supermodels again’.
Major directors have shown their support for Keira Knightley after she was criticised by the director John Carney over their collaboration on Begin Again.
Mark Romanek, who directed the actor in Never Let Me Go, wrote on Twitter that working with Knightley was “utterly spectacular”. Meanwhile, Lorene Scafaria, Knightley’s director for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, said she was “just lovely” and Say When director Lynn Shelton also referred to the actor as “magnificent”.
Review for Begin Again
After Inside Llewyn Davis, here’s Outside Keira Knightley. John Carney’s latest tale of random hearts brought together by song may not have the rough-and-ready brilliance of Once (or a tune to match Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s Oscar winning Falling Slowly) but it does a surprisingly good job of making us believe in the slightly preposterous idea of KK recording an album on the streets of New York.
Knightley plays Greta, a singer-songwriter stumbling from a recently stalled relationship with a corporate sell-out rocker (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine), who catches the drunken eye/ear of washed-up A&R man Dan (a typically ruffled Mark Ruffalo). Hearing in her hesitant open-mic strummings the makings of a full-blown hit (Carney brilliantly revisits the opening downbeat performance to dramatise an imaginary upbeat orchestration), Dan attempts to sign Greta to the label from which he has recently been dumped. But when her indie integrity reawakens his own long-lost musical passion, the odd couple embark on a series of makeshift pavement and rooftop recording sessions in which the natural sounds of NYC (sirens, trash cans, car-horns) become an integral part of the endearingly skiffled songs.
With original music co-written by New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander (the songs are serviceable, if not spine-tingling), Carney’s bigger-than-before budget feature still retains a distinctively ramshackle charm. Knightley and Ruffalo are nicely natural as the increasingly idealistic musos who discover that a song can save your life, their streetwise story mutating into an anti-establishment fairytale with added exhaust fumes. I found it moving, funny and really rather charming, provoking more than enough laughter and tears to dispel my underlying anxieties about the “live” performances.
Kristen Stewart doesn’t need to put a label on her sexuality to know who she is.
The Café Society actress Kristen Stewart opens up about why she chooses to remain vague about her sexual orientation in the debut issue of Variety Magazine’s new redesigned format.
“Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about,” she tells the mag. “If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”
The actress, 26, says she’s been inspired by the way young people are able to love and view each other without labels.
“There’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool,” she said. “You don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself.”
Though she admits she struggled with the pressure to put a label on her herself while growing up, Stewart says she now believes in the idea of sexual fluidity.
“I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate,” she explained. “So I was like ‘F—, how do I define that? I’m not going to.”
And while she says the LGBT movement is “so important” and something she wants to be involved in, she’s careful not to send the wrong message to people who might be struggling with their own sexuality.
“I didn’t want to be this example: it’s so easy,” she explains. “I don’t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.”
Related Link: View Full Production Notes for The Café Society Movie.
Js on my feet, Js on my feet, Js on my feet… so get like me.”
Miley Cyrus’ “23” is the perfect anthem for Shay Mitchell’s latest actress off-duty outfit. Is it possible for her to look any cooler while being crazy-cozy? Don’t think so. That’s what makes this look so appealing.
It’s most likely been a while since you rocked a hoodie in public (because of their I-just-don’t-care-anymore nature), but it’s time to lengthen that hemline and reconsider. Whether it’s an oversized sweatshirt you found in the men’s section or one that was purposely made into a dress, throw a denim jacket over top (those are SO hot right now), a pair of Air Jordans on your feet and call it a day.
It’s the ideal combination of style and (insane) comfort…you can’t really get more effortless than that. So, enjoy our interpretation of the ballin’ ensemble!
You’d assume someone would be jumping for joy to know that he is the highest-paid person in his industry (especially when that industry happens to be Hollywood). However, Robert Downey Jr. is more focused on his legacy and finding continued success as an actor at this point in his life.
In the latest issue of GQ Style, the 51-year-old actor opens up about getting older, wiser and understanding that monetary value has nothing to do with his creative value.
“First of all, could you imagine back in, let’s call it the golden era…Pacino’s and De Niro’s—do you think they would ever have allowed such a paltry discussion, reducing them to a monetary figure?” he asks the publication. “I have had and I have created some of the worst luck in the history of anybody in the public eye. And then there was five minutes there where I was batting a thousand.”
Despite what he may consider his “worst luck,” R.D.J. says he never sees anything as a failure. “I don’t want to talk about failure. I want to talk about moments of humility,” he explains. “Like when you feel suddenly sick and embarrassed but then you have to continue on to the next moment immediately in full view of others. Because it’s not failure if you just recognize, I fell short, and that’s okay.”
In order to prevent himself from falling short in the future, he looks at the roles he takes on with a keen eye. “Honestly, just as someone who loves movies, it’s: Can I be bothered to go see that movie if that guy makes it?” he tells GQ. “And I’m not saying that I only want to do quote-unquote popular mainstream movies. But life is short, and ultimately I’m in a service industry. As much as I exist to do anything else, I exist to create widgets of entertainment for other people to consume. And some people, that’s a big affront to their sensibilities, and I go, okay. End of the day, you are in a service industry, like Kirkland. It’s that simple.”
He continues, “When you’re on the outside looking in, for years, for decades, only a fool misplays [success] once he’s given a winning hand. And aside from certain devastating genetic weaknesses, I am not a fool.”
As for his advice for younger actors seeking the same path as him, he says, “If you always talk about all the cool stuff you’re gonna do, and you don’t understand why it hasn’t already happened for you, because, you know [snaps fingers]… The fumes of that will get you over the first hurdle, and nothing else. You must learn to put your nose to the grindstone for years and not look up, no matter how much rejection is heaped on you.”
He also expresses the power of appreciating what you have when you have it. Looking back on his role in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, he gets nostalgic. “When I watch that movie I say, ‘You were beautiful. And now…you just need to accept the fact that you’re going to age as gracefully as possible.'”
Chloe Grace Moretz confirmed what we all knew to be true Monday night. The 18-year-old star of Universal Pictures’ Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, where she played “Plead the Fifth” for the first time. “I’m very, very nervous,” Moretz said.
Host Andy Cohen asked her three questions, giving her just one chance to pass. After asking what would happen if she were to be trapped in an elevator with Kim Kardashian following their social media scuffle (watch the video for her answer), Cohen brought up Moretz’s Complex cover story. In it, the actress said Taylor Swift was “a talented girl” but said she was not a fan of “squads,” as they “appropriate exclusivity.”
According to Moretz, the two quotes were taken out of context. “What actually happened was they asked me about the meaning of the word ‘squad,’ and what I said was, ‘I don’t like the word squad because it does create exclusively.’ But it was never against Taylor and it was never against her squad,” she said. “It was obviously social media and the public turning women against women, which has been happening for years.” To make her point clear, Moretz added, “It wasn’t about Taylor Swift. It was never about Taylor Swift. They just enjoy turning Taylor against me because it creates a good headline.”
Cohen’s third and final question got a little more personal. “Last time you were here, I asked you about your relationship with Brooklyn Beckham,” he recalled. “You were like, ‘Uh, we’re friends.'” At the time—Sept. 22, 2014, to be exact—Moretz played coy about the 17-year-old scion, telling a loyal viewer, “He’s a very good guy. He’s a good person. I enjoy hanging out with him.”
In hindsight, Moretz said Monday, “I was shady.”
This time around, Cohen brought the receipts—in the form of Instagram photos, natch. “Since then, you’ve posted a picture on Instagram of him kissing your head. He recently posted a picture of you on Instagram calling you ‘bae,'” he told Moretz. “What is your relationship?”
“We’re in a relationship. It’s fine. It’s no biggie. And I think that, you know, the more I don’t make it mysterious, the more that people don’t care,” she said. “So yes, we’re in a relationship.”
Moretz added, “Very exciting news, I’m sure!”
Dina Manzo reveals she fled New Jersey after finalized her divorce and won’t se sack on Rhonj.
When The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns this summer, don’t expect to see original housewife Dina Manzo stirring up drama in the cast.
The 44-year-old Dina Manzo, who just launched her own skincare line, said she won’t be returning to the Bravo hit – and it has nothing to do with her long-standing feud with sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita.
“I [live] in L.A.,” Manzo told Fox 411 in a recent interview. “I don’t live in New Jersey anymore. I went through my divorce this year [and] I moved out to California, so it didn’t make sense.”
Manzo went on to explain that Bravo wanted her back for the show’s seventh season – which will chronicle bestie Teresa Guidice’s return from prison.
Keep up with your favorite celebs in the pages of PEOPLE Magazine by subscribing now. “Of course, they asked me back,” Manzo said. “I thought about it for a minute, and I thought ‘How am I supposed to do this? I don’t live there.’ I have an apartment here in Manhattan but I don’t live in New Jersey, so I don’t see how that could work.”
Manzo’s divorce from husband Tommy Manzo was finalized back in February. Their wedding was chronicled on VH1’s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. Manzo is currently dating businessman David Cantin, 35.
Just because Manzo’s a Califonia native, though, don’t expect to see her on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or The Real Housewives of Orange County anytime soon. Manzo says reality TV isn’t for her.
“It wasn’t what I thought I was getting myself into, and I realized that.” Manzo explained. “I’m kind of the person that if it’s not comfortable and it doesn’t fit who I am, I walk. You have to be happy and if it doesn’t sit well with your soul, you have to listen to that.”
Dina Manzo is not the only New Jersey housewife who won’t be back for season 7. Amber Marchese exclusively told PEOPLE back in November that she wouldn’t be returning – focusing instead on her second battle with cancer.
Born: Ruth Negga
Birth of Date: 1982
Birth Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Heght: 5′ 3″ (1,6 m)
Ruth Negga (born 1982) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress known for her appearances in films such as Capital Letters (2004) (also released as Trafficked in some countries), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005), in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ’s Love / Hate, E4’s Misfits, and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1982 to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father, and lived in the country until she was four. She is an only child, but has a large family on her mother’s side. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven. Raised in Limerick, she has lived in London since 2006.
Negga trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a BA in Acting Studies.
Negga made her screen debut in the Irish film Capital Letters (2004), playing the lead role of Taiwo. She went on to play the lead role of Mary in Isolation (2005). Prior to this she had been working mostly in theatre.
After seeing Negga act, director Neil Jordan changed the script to Breakfast on Pluto so that she could appear in the movie. She has also starred in Colour Me Kubrick (2005), with John Malkovich, and the short films The Four Horsemen, 3-Minute 4-Play and Stars.
On television Negga has appeared in Doctors, Criminal Justice and the Irish series Love Is the Drug. She also played the lead role of Doris “Sid” Siddiqi in the BBC Three series Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey and Maimie McCoy. Negga also appeared as Dame Shirley Bassey in the BBC production Shirley in 2011, and won the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance.
Negga’s theatre work includes roles in Duck, Titus Andronicus and Lay Me Down Softly. As of 2007 she began working with the Irish theatrical group Pan Pan Theatre. In 2010, she played Ophelia in the National Theatre’s production of Hamlet.
Negga has also provided voice acting in the video game Dark Souls II, playing Shanalotte, otherwise known as “the Emerald Herald”. Shanalotte is a key character in the game, providing guidance to the player as well as permitting the player to develop their character in exchange for collected souls.
In 2013, it was announced that Negga had been booked for a recurring role as Raina on the American TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In 2013, she appeared in Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave. In March 2015, Negga was cast in the role of Tulip O’Hare in AMC fantasy drama series Preacher and will portray Lady Taria in Warcraft.