Vogue Paints Jennifer Lawrence For Its September Cover

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Vogue has announced its September cover star: Jennifer Lawrence. And in celebration of their biggest issue of the year, the magazine has released four separate covers with portraits of the actress by a quartet of different artists: Annie Leibovitz, Inez and Vinoodh, Bruce Weber, and a painting by John Currin.

She said the experience of sitting for Currin was “Pretty unbelievable” in the accompanying Vogue cover story. “He took photos, and posed me like one of those French girls. I think Pippi (her dog) might actually be in some of them.”

In addition, Lawrence talked about her new film, mother!, which is out September 15 and costars Javier Barden and Michele Pfeiffer. She also mentioned powerful crystals and being “relatable.” Take a look at the four portrait covers below:

 

From ‘Carol’ to ‘Tangerine’: This Year’s Independent Spirit Award Nominees

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This morning, Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced, boasting a diverse group of emerging artists and acclaimed filmmakers from Todd Haynes and Ed Lachman to Sean Baker and Cary Joji Fukunaga. The awards will be presented on February 27st so check out a selection of the nominees below and for the full list head here.

Best Feature
Anomalisa
Producers: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, Dino Stamatopoulos, Rosa Tran

Beasts of No Nation
Producers: Daniel Crown, Idris Elba, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amy Kaufman, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker

Carol
Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley

Spotlight
Producers: Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

Tangerine
Producers: Sean Baker, Karrie Cox, Marcus Cox, Darren Dean, Shih-Ching Tsou

Best Director
Sean BakerTangerine
Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation
Todd Haynes, Carol
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, Anomalisa
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
David Robert Mitchell, It Follows

Best Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
Donald Margulies, The End of the Tour
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, Spotlight
S. Craig Zahler, Bone Tomahawk

Best First Feature
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Director: Marielle Heller
Producers: Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit

James White
Director: Josh Mond
Producers: Max Born, Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Melody Roscher, Eric Schultz

Manos Sucias
Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka
Producers: Elena Greenlee, Márcia Nunes

Mediterranea
Director: Jonas Carpignano
Producers: Jason Michael Berman, Chris Columbus, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, Andrew Kortschak, John Lesher, Ryan Lough, Justin Nappi, Alain Peyrollaz, Gwyn Sannia, Marc Schmidheiny, Victor Shapiro, Ryan Zacarias

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Director/Producer: Chloé Zhao
Producers: Mollye Asher, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Angela C. Lee, Forest Whitaker

Best First Screenplay
Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Joseph Carpignano, Mediterranea
Emma Donoghue, Room
Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, Myna Joseph, The Mend

Best Male Lead
Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriquez, Tangerine

Best Supporting Male
Kevin Corrigan
Results
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Female
Robin Bartlett, H.
Marin Ireland, Glass Chin
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anomalisa
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Mya Taylor, Tangerine

Best Documentary
(T)error
Directors/Producers: Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
Producer: Christopher St. John
Best of Enemies
Directors/Producers: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

Heart of Dog
Director/Producer: Laurie Anderson
Producer: Dan Janvey

The Look of Silence
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen

Meru
Directors/Producers: Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Producer: Shannon Ethridge

The Russian Woodpecker
Director/Producer: Chad Gracia
Producers: Ram Devineni, Mike Lerner

Best International Film
Embrace the Serpent
(Colombia)
Director: Ciro Guerra

Girlhood
(France)
Director: Céline Sciamma

Mustang
(France, Turkey)
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
(Sweden)
Director: Roy Andersson

Son of Saul
(Hungary)
Director: László Nemes 

Best Cinematography
Beasts of No Nation, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Carol, Ed Lachman
It Follows, Michael Gioulakis
Meadlowland, Reed Morano
Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Joshua James Richards

5 Men with Whom Jennifer Lawrence Should Rebound

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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the hardest working and down-to-earth actresses in Hollywood, so it’s no question that the mega star can have any man at the snap of her bow-and-arrow-shooting fingertips. After making X Men co-star Nicholas Hoult an ex, man, the blonde beauty was on the hunt for a man that can hit the right note. It wasn’t long before she moved on to Gwyneth’s former man, Chris Martin, but there must have been trouble in para-para-paradise because the two are done.

In light of this news, we’ve put a little list together of who J-Law should hook up with next.

1. Chris Pine: They both star in multi-million dollar blockbusters, they both are extremely good looking, and they both are rumored to be single. These two should join forces and create a rival to reckon with Brad and Angie.
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2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: It wouldn’t come to much as a surprise and it wouldn’t be hard on the eyes either. With their talent and humor, these two would make the perfect match.
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3. Prince Harry: When you’ve dated Hollywood royalty the only, way up is actual royalty. Prince Harry of Wales is the missing piece to Jennifer’s puzzle. We know she likes the Brits, having dated Hoult, so it’s basically The Prince and Me but in real life.
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4. Alexander Skarsgard: The model turned actor has the perfect look for Jennifer. Let’s be honest, the pair would make beautiful babies.
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5. Chris Evans: He’s been linked to Kate Bosworth, Emmy Rossum, and even Sandra Bullock. Chris should add Jennifer Lawrence to his list.
Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief, W, in partnership with Joanne Crewes, President of Global P&G Prestige, hosts The Ever Changing Face of Beauty, a video installation by Solve Sundsbo, held at New York's Park Avenue Armory
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STYLE SCOOP: Suzy Menkes Leaves NYT for Vogue, Kendall Jenner Walks Givenchy, JLaw Falls In Dior. Again.

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Suzy Menkes will leave the New York Times to join Condé Nast International at all of the international Vogue websites. Big moves, and big losses for the NYT this year — Suzy Menkes now, Cathy Horyn just before fashion week, and Eric Wilson who decamped to InStyle.

Jennifer Lawrence fell in Dior. Again. At the Oscars. Again. Girlfriend is the clumsiest couture wearing chick we’ve ever heard of, and we kind of love it. Watch a GIF here.

A little nepotism in Paris — Yeezy’s soon to be sister-in-law Kendall Jenner walked in the Givenchy show Sunday. ‘Ye and fiancée Kim Kardashian are buddy buddy with designer Riccardo Tisci.

David Lynch’s set design for Kenzo included this creepy, hallow-eyed, grey head. So.

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Prabal Gurung Continues to Makes Magic on the Red Carpet

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Of all the designers that breakout star Jennifer Lawrence could have selected to wear for the LA premiere of the highly-anticipated film The Hunger Games last night, she chose Prabal Gurung. The stunning gold lame gown from the designer’s FW12 collection has already received a resounding thumbs up from the fashion world, similar to the instant hit of his eye-catching SS12 design worn by Rooney Mara at the NY premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Now that he’s knocked it out of the park for two of the world’s most talked-about cinematic It-girls, it’s clear that Gurung has the magic touch. And given that The Hunger Games is poised to reach success of Twilight proportions, we’re certain that this isn’t the last red carpet that Lawrence sees. We hope that she goes Gurung again and again.

Jennifer Lawrence to Turn Former BlackBook Writer’s Book Into a Movie

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It seems like only yesterday that writer Claire Bidwell Smith and her husband, Greg Boose, who is also a writer, were among BlackBook‘s most prolific contributors, first covering dining and nightlife from their chilly home in Chicago, and later, doing that and more from the warmer climes of Los Angeles. All the while, though, Claire was working on a memoir entitled The Rules of Inheritance that was published last year. (Of course we covered it.) It’s a wonderful book that describes the agony she felt at losing both of her parents while she was still quite young, and the long process of finding herself in the years that followed. And of course it’s sad–my eyes welled up on the subway reading it more than once–but it’s also at times funny, fascinating, and uplifting. Apparently actor and producer Jennifer Lawrence liked it too, because she’s turning the book into a movie that’s she’s going to star in. As Claire. Yes, Jennifer Lawrence as Claire Bidwell Smith. That’s trippy just for me to wrap my head around, Claire must be like whoah

But Claire totally deserves it, and not only because of the pain she went through early in life. The book stands on its own merits, and I don’t think you need to share her loss to be touched by it, and her ultimate triumph over it. But more than that, she’s used the lessons she’s learned to help others as a grief and loss counselor, guiding people through the darkest hours of their lives not only with kindness, but with a wisdom far beyond her years. More than just speaking with people who’ve lost loved ones, she’s raced to the bedsides of hospice patients when their loved ones couldn’t make it in time to offer them some kindess and love before they breathe their last. I consider myself both loving and tough, but I wonder if I’d have the strength to do what she does. 

And so, a great book will be turned into what will no doubt be a great movie from an actor (and now producer) that everybody on the planet loves. People will watch the movie (hopefully they’ve already read the book) and be moved by it, and will probably be helped as well, if not with a loss they’ve suffered, then in preparing for a loss they’ll no doubt experience as life goes on. And it does. And it’s beautiful, and good, and sometimes it helps to be reminded of that. 

The First Actual Trailer for ‘Catching Fire’ Premieres

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So now it’s 2013 and we have this thing now where we do teaser trailers for the actual trailers for movies, which is what happened with the hype around the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. About a month ago, there was a 15-second teaser for this trailer, and its appearance last night at the MTV Movie Awards. This is a ridiculous marketing strategy why are we doing this, but if you’re into the Hunger Games series, these are very exciting times. 

In this trailer, we get the first look at the brewing revolution in Panem, for which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has become a symbol of hope and defiance. Things start to get real (really real) and the government, led by the evil President Snow and his new right-hand man, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman!) starts going after previous winners. As per the name, lots of things do, in fact, catch fire. For more, watch the trailer below. 

Helen Mirren Calls Out Sam Mendes and Hollywood’s Boys Club

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Yesterday, Empire magazine held its annual Empire Awards in London, handing out honors for last year’s crop of movies. It was a typical British affair, with Skyfall winning Best Picture, Martin Freeman winning Best Actor for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (that’s a burn, Daniel Day-Lewis), and Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook The Hunger Games. (Ha ha, what? Alright, sure. Whatever.) And it seems that two winners sparked some controversy. First, Sam Mendes picked up Best Director for Skyfall, and in his acceptance speech he gave a short list of his cinematic inspirations. Helen Mirren, who received the Empire Legend award (code for: "You’re old"), blasted Mendes and his list, complaining that he forgot to mention any women.

According to The Guardian, Mendes name-dropped four big names: Paul Thomas Anderson, François Truffaut, Martin Scorsese, and Ingmar Bergman. Mirren wasn’t too pleased that those names all belong to men. 

"I don’t want to unduly pick on Sam Mendes, but when he spoke about his inspirations earlier this evening, I’m afraid not a single one of the people he mentioned was a woman," said Mirren, to cheers from the audience. "Hopefully in five or 10 years, when Sam’s successor is collecting their Inspiration award, the list will be slightly more balanced in terms of its sexual make-up. In the meantime, this one is for the girls."

OH YEAH, HELEN MIRREN? NAME SOME GIRLS, THEN! Just kidding: making lists of women who should be honored isn’t the right response, because, come on, there are plenty of female filmmakers who are responsible for great movies. Of course, they tend to be overlooked for several reasons, which is a shame, especially since one could argue that Kathryn Bigelow’s work on Zero Dark Thirty was probably better than Mendes’s direction in Skyfall. Having said that: good for Helen MIrren for making a statement. Calling out the rampant sexism in Hollywood is surely seen as, well, complaining, but it’s at the same time encouraging to the women who are working hard to make excellent films and not getting the recognition they deserve.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Costumes Up For Auction

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Think of all of the classic costumes from Hollywood history. That gigantic dress that Bette Davis wears in the party scene in All About Eve! Gene Kelly’s rain-soaked suit! Vivien Leigh’s Gone With the Wind dress—the one made from curtains! All of those suits that Diane Keaton wore in Annie Hall! Dorothy’s ruby slippers! Such classics! Such fashion! And now think of the crap that Jennifer Lawrence wore in Silver Linings Playbook. Wouldn’t you, you collector of movie memorabilia, want to own those? Like, for example, the sports bra she wore. It’s from the Gap! Well, now you can buy it, as long as you’re willing to participate in an auction, probably pay hundreds of dollars, and also look like a reeeeeeeal dummy.

[via People]

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