Archive | Sharon Stone RSS feed for this section

Kate Winslet Tolak Tawaran Berbogel

28 Feb


AKTRES Britain, Kate Winslet.

Tak cukup seksi untuk majalah ‘Playboy’

WASHINGTON: Aktres yang baru meraih Oscar hasil lakonan cemerlangnya, Kate Winslet, menolak mentah-mentah tawaran pengasas majalah dewasa Playboy, Hugh Hefner, untuk berbogel di muka depan penerbitan itu dengan menegaskan dia tidak cukup seksi Hefner mendedahkan, beliau ingin mendapatkan pelakon yang terkenal menerusi filem Titanic itu untuk menjadi penghias muka depan majalah lucah berkenaan seperti yang pernah dilakukan aktres Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Stone, Pamela Anderson dan Charlize Theron.

Bagaimanapun, bintang yang baru menang anugerah Oscar menerusi filem The Reader, berusia 33 tahun itu menolak tawaran berkenaan.

“Ini bukan satu cadangan yang menarik minatnya,” kata web Contactmusic memetik beliau sebagai berkata.

Apabila laman web TMZ.com memberitahu Winslet mengenai tawaran Hefner, dia menjawab: “Saya tidak tahu apa yang awak cakapkan. Saya tidak percaya langsung.”

Akhbar The Sun pula memetik Hefner sebagai berkata: “Memang kami berminat dengan Kate. Industri penerbitan majalah dewasa ketika ini adalah satu pasaran yang kompetitif, lebih dari sebelumnya, dan penyertaan Kate amat-amat dialu-alukan.”

Kate yang berbogel dalam banyak filemnya sebelum ini termasuk The Reader, baru-baru ini berjanji tidak melakonkan adegan itu lagi kerana bimbang diambil berlakon untuk tujuan itu semata-mata.

Walaupun tidak takut berbogel di depan kamera, pelakon kelahiran Britain itu bimbang lambat laun akan merosakkan reputasinya.

“Saya tidak mahu dikenali sebagai aktres yang cuma tahu menanggalkan pakaian,” katanya. Aksi bogel Kate boleh disaksikan dalam lebih 10 filem termasuk filem yang menaikkan namanya, Titanic . – Agensi

Berita Harian

Hollywood: Pelakon, Penduduk Berpesta

25 Feb

Susunan Hartati Hassan Basri
hartati@hmetro.com.my

Rap
KEJAYAAN filem Slumdog Millionaire mencatat kejayaan besar dengan lapan anugerah termasuk Filem Terbaik dan Pengarah Terbaik pada Anugerah Academy ke-81 kelmarin, turut disambut penuh gembira rakyat miskin di Mumbai, India.

Satu lorong kecil berdekatan landasan kereta api di Mumbai, bertukar menjadi satu pesta apabila mereka beramai-ramai menari dan menyanyi meraikan kejayaan filem arahan Danny Boyle yang banyak paparkan kehidupan orang miskin di Mumbai.

Barisan pelakon filem itu yang terbang dari India ke Los Angeles untuk menghadiri majlis paling prestij di Hollywood itu turut diraikan dalam acara khas selepas selesai majlis anugerah bersama pemenang lain serta tetamu undangan.

Ramai pihak menganjurkan majlis khas ini sebaik saja selesai majlis anugerah yang berlangsung di Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, sebagai tanda penghargaan dan meraikan pemenang, walaupun dalam keadaan dunia mengalami krisis ekonomi.

Antaranya majlis anjuran Fox Searchlight di ONE Sunset di West Hollywood khusus meraikan kejayaan filem Slumdog Millionaire dan The Wrestler.

Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, 8, yang memegang watak Jamal waktu kecil, hanya minum Coca-Cola dalam tin berbeza tetamu dewasa lainnya meraikan kejayaan itu dengan champange dan minuman keras lainnya bersama hidangan koktel.

Apa yang dilalui Ayush yang tinggal di India, umpama peluang sekali seumur hidup. Ayush duduk di sofa di kelab itu sambil minum soda dalam majlis berlangsung sampai lewat malam.

“Saya sangat teruja,” komen Ayush mengenai kejayaan Slumdog Millionaire.

Katanya, ia sesuatu yang tidak diduga sama sekali. Malah seumur hidupnya tidak pernah bermimpi akan menghadiri majlis Oscar dan filem lakonannya mencatat kejayaan besar.

“Kejayaan ini tidak pernah saya jangkakan dan saya tidak pernah bermimpi berada di sini. Daniel (pengarah Danny Boyle) ada berkata, kalau saya buat bersungguh-sungguh, Oscar akan datang kepada saya. Ternyata kini ia menjadi kenyataan,” katanya.

Madhur Mittal yang memegang watak Salim, tidak melepaskan peluang mengambil minuman setiap kali pelayan wanita lalu membawa minuman.

“Ia jauh berbeza dengan kehidupan biasa saya. Saya datang dari India dan tidak pernah bermimpi berada di sini menghadiri majlis Oscar kerana hanya memegang watak kecil dalam filem ini. Ini hari paling bermakna dalam hidup saya,” katanya.

Tidak jauh dari majlis Fox Searchlight, berlangsung acara lebih meriah anjuran Vanity Fair khusus untuk bintang kelas A Hollywood di Hotel Sunset Tower di West Hollywood.

Pemenang Oscar malam itu diraikan dengan sambutan cukup meriah, apatah lagi majlis tahunan ini tidak dapat diadakan tahun lalu kerana mogok dilancarkan di kalangan penulis Hollywood. Kali ini majlis diadakan di tingkat atas hotel beraksikan panorama indah Los Angeles berbanding sebelumnya di Restoran Morton.

Antara tetamu awal yang tiba ialah Kate Winslet yang menang Aktres Terbaik melalui lakonannya dalam The Reader hadir bersama suami, pengarah Sam Mandes. Sebelah tangannya menggenggam oscar dimenangi dan sebelah lagi memegang gelas champagne sambil membalas pelukan tetamu yang tidak putus-putus mengucap tahniah.

“Britain hebat,” ucap Anthony Hopkins sambil memeluk Kate. Ternyata ucapan itu membuat Kate terkejut kerana menerima ucapan tahniah daripada bintang veteran Britain.

Tetamu lain, Jennifer Aniston bersama John Mayer, Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz (Aktres Pembantu Terbaik), Tilda Swintonm, Amy Adams, Uma Thurman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey dan Josh Brolin.

Sementara itu Elton John juga menganjurkan majlis di Pacific Design Center bersama tetamu undangannya yang terkenal dan glamor. Antaranya Simon Cowell, Sharon Stone, Chace Crawford dan Carrie Underwood.

Sementara itu Jennifer Love Hewitt meraikan tetamu dalam majlis tahunan AIDS Project Los Angeles di The Abbey manakala Chevy Chase, Laura Dern serta beberapa selebriti terkenal lainnya berpesta dalam majlis gala The Night 100 Stars di Hotel Beverly Hills.

Tidak ketinggalan, Lindsay Lohan menghadiri majlis anjuran Mercedes-Benz di Montage Beverly Hills sementara Sean Penn yang menang Aktor Terbaik bersama Taraji P. Henson, Marisa Tomei, Amy Adams dan Anne Hathaway yang dicalonkan Aktres Terbaik, antara yang tiba awal di majlis yang diadakan di Governors Ball, Kodak Theatre.

Tetamu dihidangkan dengan udang kara dan udang bersama tiga tingkat kotak pencuci mulut yang disalut cokelat. Penn bersama Emile Hirsch yang turut berlakon dalam Milk dan juga bintang Twilight, Robert Pattinsoni berbual sambil menghisap rokok di luar dewan.

Harian Metro

Stone's Bad Biz Karma

5 Jun

Oh, the risks of celebrity endorsers.

Upscale clothier Christian Dior is the latest company to learn that lesson, dropping Sharon Stone as the pitchwoman for its skin care line in China after the actress publicly blamed the devastating earthquake there on the “bad karma” that comes from the country’s dismal human rights record in Tibet.

Stone has plenty of company, of course. For every Tiger Woods, there’s a Kobe Bryant. Following allegations that the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star and popular shiller sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman, he was pulled from high-profile campaigns with McDonald’s and Nutella. Nike stuck with him, but began featuring him less. Charges were eventually dropped.

Channel News Asia

MediaCorp Raintree Pictures Collaborates With Chinese Filmmakers

18 Jun

SHANGHAI, China: Singapore’s MediaCorp Raintree Pictures has embarked on a groundbreaking movie venture that marks its first collaboration with Chinese filmmakers.

Joining Hollywood superstar Sharon Stone and Hong Kong movie queen Maggie Cheung on the red carpet of the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival was Singapore’s very own Qi Yuwu.

The actor is appearing in the upcoming movie “Painted Skin” with Chinese action star Donnie Yen.

The US$10 million project is the first movie collaboration between filmmakers in Singapore and China, and it will feature a pan-Asian star-studded cast, helmed by heavyweight director Andy Chin of the “Dragon Chronicles” fame and producer Wilson Yip who directed last year’s “Dragon Tiger Gate”.

Qi said: “As an actor from Singapore, I hope this will help others understand Singapore better and discover talents in Singapore. I think it will be great to show Singapore’s works to the world.”

Chan Pui Yin, Assistant Vice President, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, said: “In the past, when our movies like “The Best Bet” and “I Not Stupid” were released in China, it was through a distribution channel. This is our first collaboration in co-production.”

Touted as an action-packed movie with dramatic digital special effects, “Painted Skin” tells the tale of a love-hate relationship between a vixen spirit and a group of humans.

It is expected to be one of 2008’s biggest highlights for the Chinese film industry.

The movie is based on the Chinese classics “Strange Tales of Liaozhai”, a collection of short stories filled with supernatural elements such as ghosts and spirits.

This is also the first time that Chinese film authorities have allowed a film with a supernatural theme to be made in China.

The lead actress for the movie has yet to be chosen and the public has been invited to send in their suggestions.

Among the actresses that are being considered are popular Chinese stars like Zhou Xun, Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing.

– CNA/so

Channel News Asia

Romanian Abortion Movie Wins At Top Prize At Cannes

28 May

CANNES, France – A harrowing Romanian film won Cannes’ top prize late Sunday, as the world’s biggest film festival brought the curtain down on a 12-day run remarkable for its star-studded brightness — and the death-obsessed darkness of its movies.

“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” elbowed aside 21 other films to snatch the Palme d’Or at a glittering ceremony marking the end of the festival’s 60th
edition.

Its victory, and that of other films that picked up Cannes’ lesser awards, highlighted a preference for small arthouse fare over big-budget pictures that were also in competition, many of them from the United States.

Cristian Mungiu, the director of the winning movie, said after accepting the golden trophy from 69-year-old US actress Jane Fonda: “You don’t necessarily need big budgets and big stars to make stories.”

His small-budget film evokes the big themes of personal freedom and political repression through a wrenching story about a girl’s illegal abortion in communist-era Romania.

“This is just like the best event that has happened to a wave of Romanian cinema,” he said of his win.

The festival’s runner-up Grand Prix trophy went to “The Mourning Forest,” a low-key tale by Japanese director Naomi Kawase that builds up power as it looks at people haunted by deep personal loss.

Third place, the Jury Prize, was shared by “Persepolis,” an autobiographical animation about grim life under the ayatollahs in Iran by French-Iranian debut director Marjane Satrapi, and “Silent Light,” a Mexican movie about love, death and faith, by Carlos Reygadas.

“I want to dedicate this prize to all Iranians,” Satrapi said, days after Tehran slammed her film as misrepresenting the “achievements of the Islamic
revolution.”

A South Korean actress and a Russian actor picked up awards for their performances in two other films that dealt with mortality and grief.

Best Director went to US filmmaker Julian Schnabel for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” about a mute and paralysed former French magazine editor who struggles to write a book.

Best Script went to “The Edge of Heaven,” a touching movie by a German-born Turkish director about death and forgiveness across an East-West divide.

A special prize for the festival’s 60th anniversary went to US director Gus Van Sant, who was back with “Paranoid Park” after winning the Palme four years
ago for “Elephant.”

The Cannes jury this year was headed by British director Stephen Frears and included actresses Maggie Cheung of Hong Kong and Toni Colette of Australia, and Turkey’s Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk.

They – and many of the 15,000 festival-goers – sat through a programme that was dominated by dark themes.

Death figured in all the competition line-up, with tragedy being the dominant treatment in most cases.

The few who treated death with bleak humour – mainly veteran directors the Coen brothers, who presented an existential cowboy film called “No Country for
Old Men,” Quentin Tarantino, who brought “Death Proof” to the screen, and Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, with his colourful Balkan romp “Promise Me
This” — were snubbed in the awards.

Out of competition, Michael Moore’s new documentary “Sicko” about the deficiencies of the US health system, and “A Mighty Heart” about the widow of
Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter decapitated by Islamic extremists in 2002, created a stir.

A steady, glittering stream of stars flowed throughout the festival.

Among the famous who trod the red carpet were Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Norah Jones, Gong Li, Kylie Minogue and U2.

Several of the A-listers made it clear that they, too, were part of the surge of seriousness that had overtaken Cannes.

DiCaprio presented a documentary he made about the dangers of global warming “The 11th Hour,” while Jolie evoked the pain of the woman she played in “A Mighty Heart.”

Clooney, Pitt, Damon and the rest of the cast attending a world premiere of “Ocean’s Thirteen” held a charity bash to raise money for the Sudanese displaced by the Darfur conflict. – AFP/ra

Channel News Asia

Michelle Yeoh Pikat Syarikat Kosmetik

18 Dec

UNGKAPAN, Life begins at 40 nyata bukan saja boleh ditujukan kepada lelaki. Sekurang-kurangnya ia juga milik pelakon Malaysia, Datuk Michelle Yeoh yang kini mencipta nama di persada filem antarabangsa.

Pada usia 43 tahun itu, kejelitaan Michelle bukan saja menawan layar perak tetapi menjadikan dia pilihan syarikat kosmetik L’Oreal dari Perancis.

Pada penghujung November lepas, syarikat kosmetik itu melantik Michelle sebagai duta terbaru L’Oreal dan produk mereka untuk pasaran antarabangsa.

Pemilihan Michelle mewakili produk bertaraf antarabangsa itu nyata membanggakan. Dia membuktikan dengan usia lebih empat dekad itu, kejelitaannya masih menyerlah.

Pada usia yang sama, aktres Hollywood, Sharon Stone sebelum ini terpilih sebagai duta terbaru produk Dior.

Michelle iaitu aktres yang disegani dalam sinema Asia mahupun antarabangsa itu kini menyertai jelitawan dunia yang lain sebagai wajah baru L’Oreal.

Itu termasuk aktres muda Charlize Theron, Laetitia Casta, Beyonce Knowles, Gong Li, Milla Jovovich, Nomie Lenoir, Eva Longoria, Natalia Vodianova dan Aishwarya Rai.

Personaliti Michelle yang dinamik dan menawan nyata memikat syarikat kosmetik tersebut selain daripada profil seninya yang semakin cemerlang.

Apatah lagi dengan populariti terbaru Michelle yang dikecapi lewat filem Memoirs of a Geisha arahan Rob Marshall yang bakal menemui penonton pada Januari.

Michelle selama ini terkenal kepada khalayak filem antarabangsa selepas tampil dalam filem Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Dia juga pernah muncul sebagai gadis Bond yang bijak dan tangkas dalam filem James Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Michelle yang berasal dari Ipoh, Perak itu memulakan kerjaya lakonan di Hong Kong sebagai aktres filem aksi pada 1984.

Lewat kejayaannya menawan khalayak filem antarabangsa, Michelle pernah menerima gelaran sebagai antara 50 personaliti menawan di dunia pada 1997 oleh majalah People.

Michelle kini sudah muncul dalam 22 buah filem dan kini bergelar artis Asia yang menerima bayaran paling mahal. Pada usia lebih 40-an itu Michelle yang mengamalkan cara hidup sihat juga terkenal dengan kejelitaannya.

Pada masa yang sama, Michelle juga terkenal dengan kerja kebajikan terutama yang membabitkan AIDS.

Utusan Malaysia

Ford Supermodel Contest

28 Oct


Ford Supermodel contest

Zoom, the glamour and lifestyle television channel in association with L’Oreal Paris has announced the Indian Round of the Ford Models Supermodel of the World.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Upen Roop Rai, COO of Zoom, said, “It is indeed a privilege for Zoom to be associated with Indian leg of the esteemed Ford Supermodel Contest. So far Zoom has successfully given you insights into the lives of some of biggest stars of India, now we will unfold various stages of the contest. From the stringent training process to the grooming and eventually all the excitement of the final contest, Zoom will take you through all of it.”

Ford models has always been ahead of its time and launched their first international model search in 1980. Their 90’s search evolved into “Supermodel of the World”.

The Ford Models Supermodel of the World Contest is currently spread across over 50 countries, making it one of the most respected model hunts in the world. The top award for the contest is a cash prize of $ 250,000 and a contract with Ford Models.

Founder Ellen Ford and her daughter Katie Ford take personal interest in every minute detail of the contest. This is said to be one of the key reasons that the Ford Models Supermodel of the World continues to be one of the most respected contests on International platform. The models found in the Supermodel of the World search have graced the covers of the most prominent magazines and appeared in a good number of hi-profile campaigns.

Hollywood stars

Ford has launched some of the most glamorous faces in the world, many of whom have become successful Hollywood stars and illustrious models. Sharon Stone, Christy Turlington, Kim Basinger, Melaine Griffith, Brooke Shields, Rahel Hunter, Jerry Hall and her daughter Elizabeth Jagger are a few famous faces launched by The Ford Agency.


Hindu On Net