Posts by Breanne L. Heldman
- Yahoo Movies5 days ago
If excitement could be measured numerically, we'd need to start counting now to measure ours for the release of "Divergent" on March 21. But, then again, we can pretty much guarantee we'd get stuck once we reached four.
Four, in case you haven't heard, is one of the main characters of the bestselling novel series by Veronica Roth and is played by the undeniably handsome Theo James. In this exclusive featurette introducing them both, you can see why such a count might be distracting.
"Four is the perfect Dauntless warrior, but he also has his own secrets that he has to hide, so he's incredibly guarded and wary of anybody trying to get close to him," director Neil Burger explains.
What's not a secret is the chemistry between James and his co-star, Shailene Woodley. "Theo's reactions are amazing, his capability of listening is incredible, but he's also tough on screen and a really strong person," she gushes.
- Yahoo Movies6 days ago
The Grammys last month launched @PharrellsHat, the 2012 Oscars brought @AngelinaLeg, so what moments from Sunday night's Academy Awards inspired their own Twitter accounts?
And, more importantly, what did they add to the online conversation on Oscar night?
1. @LupitaHeadband Forget Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron — Lupita Nyong'o's won awards season fashion long before Oscar night and people couldn't wait to see what she'd wear. Fortunately, they weren't disappointed. Many were in awe as the Best Supporting Actress winner stepped out in her flowing, icy blue Prada dress and a sparkling headpiece fit for a princess. Not only did #NairobiBlue start trending, but @LupitaHeadband began tweeting.
Hi world. My headband is amazing!
@Pharrellhat Your Hat Just stole the show. Its ok i got an 18k gold headband on my head.
- Yahoo Movies6 days ago
When the 42-year-old star picked up his statuette for Best Supporting Actor, he brought down the house - and the Internet - with his thoughtful and charming words thanking and sending well-wishes to people struggling everywhere.
"In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children," he said. "She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard, and to do something special. That girl is my mother, and she's here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream."
- Yahoo Movies6 days ago
Romance was in the air Sunday night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves, Jared Leto and June Squibb.
After an entire awards season of speculation regarding the "Dallas Buyers Club" star's real-life romantic leads, he finally used Oscar night to come clean. His lady isn't the widely rumored Miley Cyrus or Emilia Clarke (his flirting partner at the Golden Globe Awards) or Lupita Nyong'o (his future ex-wife, according to his Independent Spirit Awards acceptance speech). Nope, the 42-year-old only has eyes for a woman exactly twice his age, "Nebraska" star June Squibb.
- Yahoo Movies7 days ago
With drinks on the table and milling about encouraged, Saturday's 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica was meant to be a daytime party, and it didn't disappoint.
But that much was obvious on your television sets and online during the telecast. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's buzzed-about appareance to Paula Patton flying fabulously solo, we kept track of all the intimate moments behind the scenes that you didn't see.
Here's what went down in between what Josh Welsh, the president of Film Independent, called "pretty people winning shiny things."
1. PDA-Fest for Brad and Angelina: Sure, you saw Hollywood's favorite couple all cuddled up every time "12 Years a Slave" won an award (which was five times so, yeah, you saw them quite a bit), but that wasn't just for show. After the movie won Best Feature, Angelina met up with her man backstage. When they were reunited, he told her he was going to join the rest of the winning posse in the press room. They shared a sweet kiss and then she shooed him off proudly and waited patiently. Aww…
- Yahoo Movies11 days ago
In Yahoo's exclusive first look at one of the bonus clips from the "Catching Fire" Blu-ray, which hits stores next week, we get some good insight into the changes made to the look of the film.
While Hollywood is shifting more and more towards digital filmmaking, "Catching Fire" director Francis Lawrence (who replaced Gary Ross) went old school, electing to shoot "Catching Fire" on film with Panavision cameras with lenses from the 1960s. The result was a more intimate, flawed experience.
- Yahoo Movies26 days ago
The good ship lollipop has sailed off for good. Shirley Temple Black, actress and icon of the 1930s, died Monday night at her home near San Francisco. She was 85.
The pint-sized icon, famous for her ringlet curls and dimples, was 7 years old when she topped the likes of Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, and others to become America's No. 1 box office draw in 1935, and held that title through 1938 with films such as "Curly Top," "Heidi," and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
Temple Black was known for bringing cheer to the nation as it recovered from the Great Depression and is widely considered to have helped save Fox from bankruptcy. By the age of 12, she herself was a multi-millionaire. She had already earned $4 million, which would be equivalent to about $65 million today.
Valentine's Day POPsessions: 'Vampire Academy's' Dominic Sherwood Is a Lover With a 'Lion King' TattooYahoo Movies1 mth ago
Christian Ozera might be the bad boy romantic lead of "Vampire Academy," the guy who's brooding and quite likely to burn your fingers with his mean fire powers, but the man behind him, actor Dominic Sherwood, is all lover.
For starters, he describes the passionate "Vampire Academy" fanbase with some of the warmest fuzzies of any actor in a young adult book-based franchise we've ever met: "It's really lovely to see that human spirit on a very deep level and that unity of all these people coming together for one cause," he told Yahoo Movies. "I started realize these people, they really care about us and they really care about what we're doing.
"And we, in turn, end up really caring about them because they're so supportive."
- Yahoo Movies1 mth ago
You aren't the only one shocked and filled with sadness about the sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Sunday at age 46.
Actors and filmmakers – whether they'd worked with the Oscar winner or not – took to Twitter and beyond to share their sorrow and honor the star. Many declare him one of the best actors of his generation and even more open up about what an inspiration his career has been to them.
Spike Lee, who directed Hoffman in "25th Hour," told "The Insider With Yahoo," "[It's a] great, great loss. I'm thinking about his three young kids. I spoke to [co-stars] Edward Norton today, Barry Pepper, and Rosario [Dawson], and we're all just crushed."
"He really emerged on the scene in 'Boogie Nights,'" Kevin Costner told "The Insider With Yahoo." "He was a giant talent, and I chased him for some parts to play for me. He was just special. He was like a Rod Steiger he was a great actor and then you wake up and you're gone."
- Yahoo Movies1 mth ago
Just because famous actors are wealthy and extremely good looking doesn't mean they are any less prone to dating disasters. Just ask the cast of "That Awkward Moment."
Oh wait – you don't have to do that. We already did. And we can confirm that things in the romance department can still be a little rough for the likes of Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Imogen Poots.
"My most awkward first date was with this girl who was like, 'Yeah, come with me to this barbecue.' I was like, 'Alright, cool. I'll go to the barbecue with you,'" Jordan recalls. "I get to the barbecue and I'm meeting her family and it's like I was the boyfriend already. It was one of those things like, 'Hey, this is my boyfriend, Mike.' I was just like, 'Oh, this isn't what this is at all!'"