As if we weren’t jealous enough already of her beautiful skin and perfect features, we’re now going to be seeing a whole lot more of Freida Pinto! The stunning actress has been confirmed as the new face of L’Oreal. The French beauty brand certainly knows how to pick a face: previous models for the company have included Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria. Various beauty houses including Estee Lauder had been linked to the actress of the moment, but L’Oreal have clinched her. Pinto said she was “proud” to be involved with the company as one of their international spokeswomen
Pinto has been showcasing her fresh-faced beauty at various awards ceremonies and swanky parties, proving herself an expert at the natural skin, smoky eyed look. She hasn’t gone unnoticed in magazines either, she recently graced the cover of Indian Vogue and many beauty articles have featured her make-up favourites showing us how to ‘get the Freida look’. We love the fact that she has a natural glow and chooses a style that suits her age – there is nothing plastic or over-made up about this girl. And she’s only going to get more popular, starring in Woody Allen’s latest picture, currently being filmed here in London. Read more »
Luminaries of both the big and small screen gathered last night at London’s Grosvnenor House Hotel, eager with anticipation to hear which films, actors, actresses and directors were to be recognised by Empire magazine’s readers.
With everyone from Gemma Arterton, Tim Burton and James McAvoy in attendance – the ceremony saw Russell Crowe presented with the ‘Actor of a Lifetime’ award, Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’ scoop Best Thriller and Batman franchise The Dark Knight take home Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Christian Bale and Heath Ledger receive a special commemoration for his life works.
The biggest prize of the night, the Outstanding Contribution to British Film award went to t5m favourite Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire, starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. Whilst the genre-defying film didn’t pick up Best British Film, which instead went to Guy Ritchie’s latest gangster effort RocknRolla, Danny collected his award from Andy Bishop, Paul Scott and Alan Knill – players from his favourite football team, Bury. Read more »
Kylie is set to storm Bollywood! The star is out in Mumbai making her debut in ‘Blue’ opposite Indian hearthrobs Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt.
Ms. Minogue has spent the last week in the capital city, filming her song-and-dance sequence opposite Kumar in the ‘underworld, Carribean action film’ with a budget of £20million – earning the quite staggering sum of £100,000 a day.
And she isn’t the only one getting in on the Bollywood action – Sylvester Stallone, yes really, will also be starring in a Hindi movie ‘Kambakht Isq’ or ‘Incredibly Love’. Fingers crossed for a song-and-dance sequence from him too!
Say it’s true – oh please, say it’s true. Rumour has it that Danny Boyle has been offered the chance to direct the 23rd Bond film.
Fingers crossed for Daniel Craig and a Bollywood dance sequence.
What a night! The gowns, the speeches…oh yes, and the films all made last night’s Oscars compulsive viewing, despite the eight hour time difference. If you, rather more sensibly than us at t5m, decided to wait until this morning for a full update of the night’s events, then look no further – here we have all you need to know about the 81st Academy Awards.
It was a momentous night for the British film industry – with Slumdog Millionaire hitting the jackpot with eight awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle, who accepted the award in the style of Winnie the Pooh for his children (too cute). Kate Winslet, who looked like a silver screen goddess in her one – shouldered grey gown with black overlay, went home with Best Actress for her performance in The Reader; and even the awards for Best Costume Design and Best Documentary went to British talent, The Duchess and Man On Wire.
Sean Penn was declared Best Actor for his portrayal of gay – rights activist Harvey Milk; and Heath Ledger was awarded Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight, which saw a standing ovation from the audience and emotional acceptance speech from his family.
With all the excitement surrounding London Fashion Week we almost forgot that tonight was the Oscars. We can’t wait to see whether the rumours are true – will Kate Winslet really wear a Victoria Beckham dress? Will she be crowned Best Actress, or will she lose out to Angelina or Meryl? The same goes for Slumdog Millionaire – although it seems like a sure thing, Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button could always surprise us all and walk away with Best Picture. It’s not even like the Best Actor gong will be any easier to predict, with Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke going up against Heath Ledger’s Dark Knight.
Whatever the result, t5m’s Insider will bring you all the gossip.
Oscar buzz is in the air ahead of the big day on the 22nd of this very month. While most nominations fell into the ‘expected’ category, as always, the Oscar panel appears to have relished their moment in the limelight and used it as an opportunity to stir things up a bit. While Heath Ledger got his well-earned Best Supporting Actor nod, The Dark Knight was shafted in every other way imaginable, missing out on nominations for Best Picture, Best Director for Christopher Nolan and Best Adapted Screenplay.
While The Dark Knight still came third in the overall nominations category with eight nominations (behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen and Slumdog Millionaire with ten), most of these came in technical categories seemingly reserved for comic book adaptations, like visual effects and art direction. Read more »
Dev Patel, leading actor in Slumdog Millionaire is interviewed at the BAFTAS. The film, directed by Danny Boyle recieved immeasurable success at the awards ceremony last night.
The not-so-understated Alesha Dixon went for ‘more is more’ as she stood out in a head–to-toe organza ruffle dress by Giovanni. In case that wasn’t enough, she accessorized with silk gloves and huge chandelier earrings. Slumdog star Freida Pinto carried of her ruffles far better with a romantic Oscar de la Renta gown in pale pink.
Black, as always, was the most popular colour on the red carpet, with both Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet following the trend. Kate opted for retro-glam in a Zac Posen fishtail dress, whilst Penelope chose an Azzedine Alaia velvet number. Kylie Minogue dazzled in a black Chanel Couture gown that was delicately beaded with a ruffled hem.
As for the men, Brad Pitt oozed Hollywood glamour in Tom Ford, Daniel Craig looked classy in Burberry, whilst Mickey Rourke ditched the tie for a rock’n'roll look in an unbuttoned black shirt.
Danny Boyle talks about Slumdog Millionaire and his ‘Best Director’ win at the BAFTAS. The feel-good film scooped 7 awards in total, including ‘Best film’.