Wednesday, October 31, 2007
RR Sideshow: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy & Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted Trailer
You can view Wanted trailer here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
RR Watch: Hayden Christensen & Jessica Alba & Joby Harold's Awake
Synopsis: During surgery, more than 60,000 people domestically each year experience anesthetical awareness, a condition when anesthesia fails during surgery, leaving one completely conscious and feeling every incision, but paralyzed and incapable of doing anything about it. This is what happens to Clay.
Awake is written and directed by Joby Harold and stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, Terrence Howard, Trent Ford and Sam Robards.
Monday, October 29, 2007
RR Watch: Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted
Synopsis: A very angry man who hates his life soon discovers he is actually the son of the most evil supervillain on earth. When his father is killed, this young man inherits his father's superpowers and starts life among the other super-villains who secretly control the planet.
Wanted is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Konstantin Khabensky, Common, Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman. Based on the comic book series Wanted, which was published by the writer's own Millarworld imprint and distributed by Top Cow.
According to News 24, Oprah Winfrey handles the misconduct at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. You can read the full story below by Gavin Prins -
Henley-on-Klip - TV talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey had tears in her eyes as she asked parents to forgive her for alleged abuse at her girls' school here.
"I've disappointed you. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry," Oprah told parents at an emergency meeting in a packed marquee tent on the school premises.
The TV talk-show queen has visited her school at Henley-on-Klip near Vereeniging at least twice in the past few weeks, after allegations that one of the matrons fondled a girl and that other pupils had been physically abused.
Oprah gave the girls her personal telephone number, her e-mail address and her postal address so that they could contact her at any time, day or night.
Apart from the matron apparently involved, Oprah sent the principal, a Dr Mzimane, and at least one other matron on leave two weeks ago. Only the principal was on paid leave.
A parent told Rapport on Saturday evening that the abuse had visibly upset Oprah. She had felt guilty because she had trusted the principal and the matron.
Oprah has laid a charge
"I trusted her (Dr Mzimane). When I appointed her, I thought she was passionate about the children of Africa.
"But, I've been disappointed," Oprah said in tears last Saturday.
The father of one of the pupils had responded by telling Oprah: "It's not your fault. We don't blame you."
"You trusted them. You have more passion for the school and its existence than anyone else in this country, including us parents."
Oprah gave parents the assurance she would do everything possible to ensure that those who had been guilty of abuse would be dealt with.
Rapport newspaper has disclosed that the queen of chat personally laid a charge with the police against the matron concerned.
Oprah's "daughters" have accused Dr Mzimane of failing to take action, although the girls had often complained of being grabbed by the neck, beaten and thrown against a wall, and being sworn at.
Posted: Oprah Winfrey
Saturday, October 27, 2007
RR Sideshow: Sidney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Philip Seymour Hoffman attend The Cinema Society & Sagatiba's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead at Regal Union Square theater in New York City.
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead is directed by Sidney Lumet.
RR Sideshow: John Cusack & James C. Strouse @ Grace Is Gone
John Cusack and James C. Strouse attend Grace Is Gone screening at the Odeon West End in London.
Grace Is Gone is written and directed by James C. Strouse.
Friday, October 26, 2007
RR Sideshow: Natalie Portman Humps Parade
Natalie Portman graces the cover of Parade to discuss her latest project, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
On Demand What You Deserve
When I was in Uganda with FINCA recently, I met a young woman whose parents had died of AIDS. She was completely alone, taking care of her brothers and sisters. They were all living in one room; they had absolutely nothing. Everyone was talking down to her, but when we asked what she wanted, her answer amazed me. While 50 cents more a day would have totally revolutionized their lives, she looked at us and said in a clear, strong voice: “My brothers and sisters deserve the same chances you’ve had. I want them all to go to boarding school.” She didn’t want a handout. She knew that her family had a right to the same opportunities as everyone else. It was incredibly inspiring. I know that I’m the luckiest person in the world, but I still have so much to learn. That woman, who had not been given any chances in life, reminded me to always keep my own worth in mind.
RR Watch: Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe Hump EW Magazine
Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly to sell their latest film, American Gangster, by Ridley Scott.
RR Watch: Paul Dano
Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) stars in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and is featured in Vanity Fair's article on Hollywood's Next Generation of actors.
You can check out Vanity Fair & photographer Patrick Demarchelier behind-the-scene footage of Victoria's Secret models Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Izabel Goulart, Selita Ebanks, and Adriana Lima as they get ready to slip out of their trademark lingerie and into something a little less comfortable—stiletto heels and several million dollars' worth of diamonds.
The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS on December 4.
Posted: Patrick Demarchelier
RR Watch: Chuck & The Chair Part 2
The second episode of Chuck & The Chair is up, and Director Jason Stürmer and Executive Producer Chris Safos will post subsequential clips base on Youtube audience's viewing. If you're a Kevin Smith fan, you'll enjoy Chuck & The Chair.
Written & Directed by Jason Stürmer
Executive Produced by Christopher Safos
Thursday, October 25, 2007
RR Watch: CW Orders Full Season of Gossip Girl
CW have ordered a full season of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Gossip Girl for your idiot box viewing, and the cast are feature in Hollywood Life magazine.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
RR Sideshow: Drew Barrymore's Grey Gardens
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are on location shooting Grey Gardens, it's directed by Michael Sucsy.
Synopsis: Two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their flea-and raccoon-infested East Hampton, New York, estate.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
RR Watch: Chuck & The Chair
There's a new funny, sequential short-film on Youtube worth checking out by Director Jason Stürmer called Chuck & The Chair . The first episode went up today, and they'll post subsequential clips base on Youtube audience's viewing. If you're a Kevin Smith fan, you'll enjoy Chuck & The Chair.
Written & Directed by Jason Stürmer
Executive Produced by Christopher Safos
Seven California Counties On Fire: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Ventura
RR Sideshow: California Fire: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Ventura
Per CNN.com, President Bush issued an emergency declaration for seven California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
The California Fire consumed 164,000 acres, 500 homes and 100 commercial buildings between Sunday afternoon and early Tuesday, moving on a fast 20-mile westward path from its origins near Ramona into the more populated San Diego city limits and across Interstate 15. The Pacific coast was barely five miles west of the fire line early Tuesday.
RR Watch: ABC Orders Full Season of Pushing Daisies
Apparently, ABC have ordered a full season of Lee Pace & Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies for your idiot box viewing. Congratulations to everyone on the Pushing Daisies team.
RR Sideshow: Patrick Demarchelier Shoots Eva Green
Photographer Patrick Demarchelier shoots Eva Green (The Dreamers, Casino Royale) and she discusses her latest film, The Golden Compass, with Vanity Fair.