Director and producer Lynn Shelton, who stewarded several popular indie films, including “Humpday,” and also directed a number of episodes for prominent TV shows like “Glow” and “Mad Men,” has died from a previously undisclosed blood disorder, her publicist said on Saturday. She was 54.Shelton’s prolific output included directing five episodes of “New Girl,” eight episodes of “Fresh off the Boat,” five episodes of “Glow,” two episodes of “Maron” and one episode of “Mad Men,” among work on several other TV series.The Seattle native started off as an aspiring actor and photographer in her 20s but eventually moved towards filmmaking after being inspired by French director Claire Denis, who had shared she didn’t direct her first movie until she was 40. Shelton directed her first film, “We Go Way Back,” in 2006, but her break came in 2009, when “Humpday,” starring Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore and longtime collaborator Mark Duplass, premiered at Sundance and received rave reviews. “Humpday” was acquired and distributed by Magnolia Pictures afterward and later won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2010.Also Read: 'Sword of Trust' Starring Marc Maron Acquired by IFC FilmsShe reunited with Duplass for 2011’s “Your Sister’s Sister,” a comedy-drama also starring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt. Shelton went on to direct “Touchy Feely” in 2013 and the Keira Knightly-led “Laggies” in 2014. Her next film, “Outside In,” was her first dramatic film and starred Edie Falco and Jay Duplass in a movie about a convict who falls in love with his old high school teacher. The last film Shelton directed and produced was “Sword of Trust,” a comedy starring Marc Maron, with whom she spent the last year of her life.Shelton was born on August 27, 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio. She was raised in Seattle and later returned to her birthplace to attend Oberlin College before entering the University of Washington’s school of drama. Shelton also earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.Shelton is survived by her son, Milo Seal, her former husband Kevin Seal, whom she was married to from 2001 to 2019. She is also survived by her parents Wendy and Alan Roedell and David “Mac” Shelton and Frauke Rynd and three siblings.Read original story Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Glow’ Episodes, Dies at 54 At TheWrap
One little girl got the virtual-surprise of a lifetime on Sunday night’s edition of John Krasinski’s new YouTube series “Some Good News.”Krasinski brought nine-year-old Aubrey onto the show to cheer her up after her dream of seeing “Hamilton” live in her home state of Florida, was dashed due to coronavirus-related cancellations.On a scale of one to 10, Aubrey ranked her love of “Hamilton” at “a million.”Also Read: Dua Lipa's Virtual 'Late Late Show' Performance of 'Don't Start Now' Proves We're All Doing Zoom Wrong (Video)Of course, the actor turned web show host promised to fly Aubrey and her mother to see Hamilton live on Broadway in New York when it opens up again.That was just one of many surprises for the nine-year-old, who mentioned she had watched “Mary Poppins Returns” just a few days before.“Something tells me you might be a bigger fan of my wife’s than mine,” Krasinski said.“About the same,” she said, before admitting, “I’ve never really seen ‘The Office’ or whatever. I’ve seen a bunch of memes on it.”“Excuse me?” Krasinski said. “Okay. How very endearing.”Also Read: Tony Awards Postponed Indefinitely as Broadway Theaters Remain ShutBut instead of letting his feelings get hurt, the benevolent Krasinski brought out his wife and Mary Poppins portrayer herself, Emily Blunt, to say hello to her via video chat.When Aubrey proceeded to sing the praises of “Hamilton” star Lin Manuel-Miranda, the couple joked that obviously Blunt is “the best part” of the movie and that Miranda is “more of a backup dancer.”That’s when Miranda himself jumped on the video call to sing the girl her favorite song from “Hamilton” — with a little help from the original Broadway cast, including: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Phillipa Soo, Andrew Chapelle, Ariana DeBose, Thayne Jasperson, Sydney James Harcourt, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Ephraim Sykes, Javier Muñoz, Carleigh Bettiol, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Austin Smith, Betsy Struxness, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jon Rua, Leslie Odom, Jr., Sasha Hutchings, Neil Haskell, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and Seth Stewart.Watch the performance above and a little behind-the-scenes tweet on how it was all put together below:When you get the @HamiltonMusical Original Broadway Cast together with @johnkrasinski for HamAtHome… that's SomeGoodNews: https://t.co/OBPihXUYAF pic.twitter.com/bryA5yTrCW— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) April 6, 2020Read original story Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Cast Surprise Young Superfan With Virtual Performance (Video) At TheWrap
The swashbuckling film is described as “an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition".
Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, longtime producers of the James Bond movie franchise, have shot down the idea that the British superspy created by Ian Fleming will ever be played by a woman.“He can be of any color, but he is male,” Broccoli told Variety in an interview published Wednesday. “I believe we should be creating new characters for women — strong female characters. I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”People have been speculating about a new Bond ever since Daniel Craig announced that this year’s “No Time to Die” would be his last in the franchise, even throwing out female names like Priyanka Chopra and Naomie Harris. In addition, Gillian Anderson, Angelina Jolie, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Banks and Emily Blunt have expressed interest in following in Craig’s footsteps.Also Read: Rachel Weisz Warns Against Female James Bond: Women 'Should Get Their Own Stories'Additionally, Broccoli and Wilson explained that they haven’t started to make plans for future installations. For now, they are focused on “No Time to Die,” which has a hefty $250 production budget. Cary Joji Fukunaga directed, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge co-wrote alongside Fukunaga.Rachel Weisz, who of course is married to Craig, has warned against female Bond movies, agreeing with Broccoli that women “should get their own stories.” Craig’s fourth and final stint as Bond will be “No Time to Die,” which will hit theaters on April 8. He has long threatened to end his outing as the famed character, which began with 2006’s “Casino Royale.” But this time, it seems to be real.“I’m in total denial,” Broccoli said. “I’ve accepted what Daniel has said, but I’m still in denial. It’s too traumatic for me.”Read original story Next James Bond ‘Can Be of Any Color’ – But Won’t Be a Woman, Franchise Producers Say At TheWrap
Taking a cue from "The African Queen" and the iconic Disneyland attraction, the new movie finds The Rock and Blunt matching wits amid a rollicking adventure.
A Quiet Place: Part II has wrapped filming, and to mark the occasion, director John Krasinski has posted a shot of he and his leading lady/wife heading off into the sunset.
Scott Wittman, who co-wrote the 'Mary Poppins Returns' soundtrack with Marc Shaiman, shares how the film's songs - including 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' - came together.
The 2019 awards season kicked off with the Golden Globes last week, and the stars have continued to dazzle at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday.A host of A-list celebs including Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Emily Blunt and more were out in full force in Los Angeles to attend the star-studded event.Take a look at all of the fabulous fashion.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:
If you thought the A-list set only had one red carpet ensemble to worry about then think again, as last night’s biggest names pulled off a quick outfit change before hitting the 2019 Golden Globe Awards after parties.Actress Claire Foy swapped her celestial Miu Miu dress for a glitzy Balmain suit to dance the night away at the star-studded Instyle and Warner Bros. after party.In a similar move, fellow Brit Gemma Chan changed into a millennial pink thigh-high split dress after gracing the red carpet wearing a midnight blue Valentino number.For those of you desperate to see what Emily Blunt chose for her second look of the evening, the ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ actress looked to Alexander MqQueen once more but this time, in favour of a powder pink number.From Kate Beckinsale’s seriously sheer dress to Taylor Swift‘s surprise appearance, these are this year’s best celebrity looks from the 2019 Golden Globe Awards after parties.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Golden Globes 2019: All the celebrity red carpet fashionLady Gaga pays sartorial tribute to Judy Garland at 2019 Golden GlobesSandra Oh and Jodie Comer’s red carpet reunion dubbed ‘best moment’ of 2019 Golden Globes
Words: Elizabeth Di FilippoAs the stars walked the red carpet at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, it was Hollywood’s veterans who stole the spotlight.Halle Berry sent Twitter into a frenzy as she arrived on the red carpet in a plunging V-neck gown by Zuhair Murad.The 52-year-old actress was on hand as a presenter, but according to her fans, she was the real winner of the night.I’m trying to think of a more stunning woman than @halleberry 🤔 I simply cannot. The end. pic.twitter.com/zDLi9ykg4P— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) January 7, 2019Forget about the fact that it is #goldenglobe and think about the fact that she is 52 years old but some of you are 25 and will be looking 80. Don’t you just like her? This dress was Premiered by a lady in a twenties and Halle Berry is rocking it with her 52 body pic.twitter.com/Mlfh3OwJEy— bamidele Ilerioluwa (@Prommy15) January 7, 2019Halle Berry doesn’t age…HOW #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/e1f74cV3pT— Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) January 7, 2019Halle Berry has a portrait in a closet somewhere that is basically a pile of dust. #GoldenGlobes— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) January 7, 2019From Julia Roberts to Julianne Moore, women over the age of 50 proved that beauty is ageless with their cutting edge looks and high fashion glamour.Check out our gallery for more of our Hollywood faves who proved you can slay the red carpet at any age.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Golden Globes 2019: All the celebrity red carpet fashionBest dressed Brits at the Golden Globe AwardsJameela Jamil apologises to fans for airbrushed photographs
As we hide the glitz and sequins in the back of our wardrobes for another year, the A-list pack are busy prepping for one of the busiest months in the fashion calendar.January kick-starts the year with a series of star-studded red carpet events which are sure to give our favourite celebrities the perfect chance to demonstrate their sartorial prowess.The 2019 BAFTA Tea Party for instance, invited a plethora of style stars to showcase their finest looks with Rachel Weisz in Prada while Claire Foy shone in silky Altuzarra.While the highly anticipated 2019 Golden Globe Awards proved a must-watch for all fashion fanatics, as Emily Blunt further cemented her style status in not one but two Alexander McQueen numbers while fellow Brit Rachel Weisz stole our attention in new era Céline ruffles.The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards gave our favourite famous faces another chance to showcase their style with Jameela Jamil wearing Oscar de la Renta and ‘Killing Eve’ star Jodie Comer looking angelic in Zuhair Murad.In need of inspiration? Look no further for January 2019’s best dressed celebrities so far.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Meghan Markle’s style file: Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in publicEmily Blunt’s best red carpet fashion moments to dateMichelle Obama’s best fashion moments: How to dress like a former First Lady
The writer, director and star of the 2018 critically-acclaimed horror hints we might not be revisiting the Abbott family.
Like The Doctor, Mary only appears at times of crisis, she carries a bag that is bigger on the inside than the outside, occasionally wears a bow tie, and can converse with animals.
Almost all of Blunt's ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ premiere looks have hit headlines, from the romantic, billowing-sleeved Yanina Couture gown she wore in LA to the sleek, royal blue Schiaparelli gown she wore in London.
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Emily Blunt is dreaming about returning as Mary Poppins and has a great idea for a title.
Dick Van Dyke so wanted to play two roles in Mary Poppins that he paid Walt Disney for the privilege. Van Dyke was already signed up to play Bert the chimney sweep in the classic children’s fantasy movie, but he also wanted to play the role of the doddering Mr Dawes Sr, the tyrannical boss of David Tomlinson’s George Banks at the Dawes Tomes Mousley Grubbs Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. In a televised interview on ABC with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars in the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, Van Dyke revealed: “When they made me up as the old man in [the original movie], I had to go to go to Walt and ask him for the part, he didn’t give it to me.