Elizabeth Olsen – Indie Actress to Blockbuster Star

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Indie breakout star, Elizabeth Olsen, seems to be leaving the small budget films behind, with her upcoming roles in Godzilla (due out this spring), and The Avengers: Age of Ultron which will hit the screens in 2015.  The beautiful younger sister to twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, had her first real break on the big screen in Martha Marcy May Marlene back in 2011.  In a recent interview with Flaunt, she describes the level of secrecy regarding her role in the Avengers film.  She will be playing the role of ‘Scarlet Witch’ in the much anticipated blockbuster.

Olsen remains understandably tight-lipped on the subject of the new Avengers even as I probe; the threat of peering studio men locking down all evidence isn’t so fantastical: “Any time they give us a call sheet or any time there’s a new draft, they have to shred our old papers.” Surely that’s been peculiar, working on something so closely protected, yet right out there so squarely for all (the internet) to see? “I don’t think I’m allowed to say anything! And I’m too terrified.”

“I really just feel like I’m doing something that’s top secret and somehow has a lot more importance than anything else I’ve been around, so that alone is hilarious. I want to take a photo and send to my friends, not that I want to tweet or Instagram it, just for personal reasons—and I feel like I’m going to get in trouble if I take a photo on set!”

Olsen continued about her newfound fame:

 “I’ve been feeling more empowered recently,” she says, “that you’re in control of something, and to really take that seriously, even though someone else is ultimately in control of what the thing’s going to end up looking like.”

She’s a beautiful girl and clearly very talented.  I think she’s got a great career ahead of her.

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Sloths are to Kristen Bell what Brad Pitt is to Dax Shepard

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'Hit & Run' Los Angeles Premiere

Dax Shepard may or may not have a massive man crush on Brad Pitt.  To which I say… he can probably get in line.  But where Shepard has other men beat, is that he was actually able to meet his idol at the Oscars.  He recounted his endearing story to Ellen Degeneres when he visited her show in a taping that airs today.

“I had never met him, nor did I ever want to, because I ‘d be afraid I wouldn’t be able to talk to him,” he first admitted.

He said that his magical moment with Brad occurred when Pitt was helping Ellen pass out pizza during the ceremony.

“I’m facing Kristin getting to my seat and she starts pulling my leg, and she goes, ‘He’s talking to you. He’s talking to you!’ And I turn around and Brad Pitt is talking to me from four rows up! He goes, ‘We love your movie.’”

The Parenthood actor directed the comedy ‘Hit and Run’ in 2012 with David Palmer, in which he starred alongside Bell, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth and Bradley Cooper, among others. “In that moment I completely forget that I had directed a movie, because I just forgot, and I go, ‘What?’” Shepard then reenacted Pitt’s endearing gestures while repeating the compliment, to which he responded, ‘Well, I’ll be dead in two hours, because it won’t get better than this!”

And at that moment, the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment began. “I’m smiling ear-to-ear from the best compliment of my life, and the sad music starts and we start cherishing the folks we’ve lost,” he said. “It was nearly impossible for me to not smile. I’m not kidding and Kristin was like, ‘Okay, get it together.’ I never got it together! We left…there’s photos of me leaving an hour later, like, still smiling.”

You can see the clip here.  Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell come off as the most likable people in Hollywood.  How incredibly cute and seemingly normal are they?

25th Annual Producers Guild Awards

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Has Oprah Given Up on Lindsay?

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Rumor has it that due to lackluster ratings, Oprah has decided to pull the plug on Lindsay Lohan’s OWN network docu-series.  The kicker- is that no one has told Lindsay the news yet.

So far only her head TV network executives know, while Lindsay has been kept guessing if she will return. The part reality show/ documentary turned into a ‘meltdown’ rather than a comeback series.

Insiders say Oprah is livid with Lindsay, 27, for her behavior on the shows and for leaks of trashy stories about the show and her rumored sex list.

Oprah also feels that Lindsay could’ve done more to publicize the show in the right way.

Ratings for the prime time episodes were low. The premiere attracted less than 700,000 viewers – a third less than they hoped for.

Bosses at the network originally commissioned the show for a one off run, but had given the star options for further follow ups if it was a success.

‘Oprah will tell Lindsay later this month that her show won’t be reappearing for in the future,’ an insider divulged. ‘First and foremost, the ratings were an absolute disaster.’

The report goes on to mention Lohan’s failure to land any successful roles in the last decade, and the concerning reports that the starlet has begun to drink and party again.  It will be very sad to see if Lohan goes off the rails again.  You’d almost have to try to fail with Oprah backing you.

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The Carter’s World Domination Continues

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Beyonce & Jay-Z On A Date Night In New York

Mr. and Mrs. Carter, or rather, Beyonce and Jay Z, are planning a summer tour together.  So that shouldn’t sell out quickly at all.  The hugely popular power couple plan to cover 20 dates across the US, with New York City set for the Fourth of July.  The couple performed onstage together at the Grammy’s in January, singing ‘Drunk In Love.’  

Jay Z’s Magna Carter Holy Grail tour took its final bow on January 31 in Pennsylvania while Beyonce’s wildly successful Mrs Carter Show Tour ended last month in Portugal.

They both have the time and the talent to make a couple’s tour work.

Mr and Mrs Carter showed up at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California over the weekend to support rappers Nas and Diddy and Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles respectively.

Beyonce delivered a stunning performance alongside 27-year-old Solange on Saturday during the music event of the year.

The Halo singer looked amazing in a flowered mini-dress and a hat on her wild mane of hair while her sibling went Seventies chic in a short red jumpsuit.

By Sunday, Beyonce and Jay Z were back in Los Angeles where they enjoyed a cosy brunch for two at Gjelina restaurant.

I’m sure their daughter, baby Blue Ivy will be happy to have her parents touring together.  Personally, I find the most exciting part of this report, their brunch at Gjelina in Venice- since it’s right by my house and very tasty.

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Alicia Silverstone’s Not Into Vaccinations

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For what it’s worth, actress Alicia Silverstone has decided to throw herself into the ring regarding the vaccination debate for children.  Always a controversial and heated issue- Silverstone has decided to break down her own beliefs on the subject in her new parenting guide, ‘The Kind Mama.’  She appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to discuss the book and her experience as a mother to her two-year old son, Bear, who she shares with her husband, musician Christopher Jarecki.  

Alicia Silverstone has revealed that her two-year-old son Bear has never been vaccinated for the usual run of childhood diseases including chickenpox and measles or had a ‘drop of medicine’ because she prefers a natural approach.

The 39-year-old vegan actress writes in her new parenting guide The Kind Mama that she believes a ‘plant-based diet’ is an ‘essential part of well-being’ and works with a doctor who shares these views.

She speaks further:

She continues: ‘I’m not against Western medicine. The problem is we’re using it as a first step for everything, even when it’s not needed.’

And then:

‘As far as critics, I’m very secure in the choices I make because I’m really informed and I trust my instincts and when I need help, I go to the people I see parent or birth or be pregnant in a way that was really inspiring me.’

She has plenty more to say in the interview here, and of course in her book.  I’m sure she will get plenty of feedback, positive and negative.  People are so defensive of their parenting decisions, which is understandable given the importance of the subject.  It sounds like she is very well informed and is working closely with a doctor to make sure she feels she is doing best by her child- which is all any of us can do right?  I don’t know if there are any right or wrong answers on the subject, you’ll feel plenty of guilt and uncertainty either way.  I do think people are very quick to over-medicate these days- but then of course- modern medicine was developed for many good reasons too.  Either way, Silverstone sounds like a caring, loving and passionate mom.  Good for Bear.

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