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Here’s What Julie Andrews Thinks Of Emily Blunt Playing Mary Poppins

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Sicario" Photocall

Passing the torch!

Julie Andrews has given her blessing for Emily Blunt to play the iconic Mary Poppins in the remake of the 1964 Disney classic film, and (as I’d imagine) Blunt felt…relief, but also more pressure to be GOOD.

Blunt revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall met up with Andrews in the Hamptons where he spilled the beans on casting for the Poppins reboot. And that Emily’s glad things went OKAY:

“Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s paying Mary Poppins,’” Blunt said. “And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’”

“I felt like I wanted to cry,” she continued. “It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”

The Devil Wears Prada actress explained why she’s so nervous to take on the musical role. “I feel a little more trepidation with this [character] because she’s so emblematic of people’s nostalgia,” she said. “It’s such an important character in people’s childhood.”

However, the Girl on the Train star has a different take on Poppins than Andrews’ interpretation of the character, first created by author P.L. Travers in a series of eight books. “We’re delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character, I’ll say that much,” she said. “She’s a little meaner, yeah.”

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will star alongside Blunt as a lamplighter, Jack, and Meryl Streep is also in talks to join the remake, which is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2018.

Are you excited about seeing Emily as Mary Poppins? Emily’s a good pick, in my opinion, and I think she’ll do justice to the role.


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Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Matthew McConaughey To Teach A Film Class At UT Austin

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Professor McConaughey? WEIRD!

Hot actor/hunky Texan Matthew McConaughey is headed back to the University of Texas at Austin, his alma mater, this fall to teach a filmmaking class, the university announced Thursday morning.

McConaughey (who will, I assume, teach the class shirtless) will take students “behind the scenes” of his upcoming film Free State of Jones through recorded videos and at least one on-campus visit. He’ll be joined by Gary Ross, the director of the Hunger Games, and show students clips from the movie and followed by recorded videos explaining why it was filmed that way. Kinda cool, except for McConaughey won’t PHYSICALLY be there, for most of it.

The teaching team of Ross, McConaughey and university lecturer Scott Rice will admit 30 students into the higher-level class during the spring 2016 semester. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!

Would you take this class? Weigh in below!

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Posted Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 11:11am
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Beyonce’s Getting Sued, Lemonade-Style

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Try to make something good outta these lemons, Bey.

Beyonce unleashed Lemonade on the world, but about a week before an her album dropped she posted a trailer on YouTube for her HBO special. According to a new lawsuit filed in New York, this trailer was copied without permission from a short film titled Palinoia. Heard of it? Yeah, me either.

The plaintiff in the case is Matthew Fulks, a filmmaker and creative director at WDRB. Fulks says he conceptualizes, writes and directs TV advertisements for the Louisville, Ky.-based news station. In the complaint, Fulks talks about how Sony Music, Columbia Recording and Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment may have gotten access to his film, and used parts of it without his permission. And honestly, it doesn’t seem SO far fetched that Bey and her team would have used some images or concepts being circulated to him, seeing has he was contacted about the opportunity to direct a video by the Columbia-signed musical group MS MR, and as a result, links to Palinoia were sent to others including Bryan Younce, who has created videos for Beyonce and has been credited on her self-titled 2013 album.

The lawsuit claims that in July 2015, Younce requested Fulks’ email and that later he send the plaintiff a note acknowledging that he had received his “info” with an invitation to submit a treatment for consideration by Columbia. Not bad…but then Lemonade happened.

“The number of aesthetic decisions included in Plaintiff’s PALINOIA Work that are parroted in Defendants’ LEMONADE Trailer demonstrates that the LEMONADE Trailer is substantially similar to the PALINOIA Work,” states the complaint. “The misappropriated content includes both the particular elements that the Plaintiff chose to comprise the PALINOIA Work and the coordination and arrangement of those particular elements.”

Specifically, the complaint cites nine visual similarities comprising 39 seconds of a 60-second trailer. The images allegedly taken come without any linear narrative raison d’etre. The visual similarities cited are “graffiti and persons with heads down,” “red persons with eyes obscured,” “parking garage,” “stairwell,” “black and white eyes,” “title card screens,” “the grass scene,” “feet on the street,” “side-lit ominous figures,” all adding up to a supposed total concept and feel substantially similar to the short film.

(Via THR)

Check out the film below and let us know if you think they’re uncomfortably similar, or if this is just some attention-getting maneuver!

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Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Kristen Stewart Looks TERRIBLE.

69th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Personal Shopper' Premiere

Seriously, WTF.

This is Kristen Stewart at the premiere of her new movie, “Personal Shopper.” Yeah, the one everyone BOOed at the media pre-screening. Anyhow, Kristen seemed to want to celebrate her movie by dressing like a ghost in a middle school play, I guess? Does she now have Taylor Swift‘s terrible stylist? I was already not super on board with her hair, but after this, I’m not even sure it IS the hair…just, EVERYTHING.

Kristen? Are you going through some kind of break down? Talk to us. We (money, new stylist, friends giving honest input) can help. Honestly, I feel terrible saying this but I miss the 90’s-tastic Kristen. AHHH! I know. It’s that bad.

What do YOU think of this Cannes outfit? Weigh in BELOW!

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Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 10:10am
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