Rumer Willis explained to Us Weekly why she was so upset after being Photoshopped to appear thinner in a lookbook, saying it was “f—ed up” and “unacceptable”This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Rumer Willis: Photoshopping Me to Appear Thinner in Lookbook Was “F—ed Up,” “Unacceptable”
It isn’t always easy finding the perfect fit when dressing for two.
“This week was the week that you know you’re pregnant because you can hardly fit into regular clothes — the belly busters are just not quite working,” Sims joked with reporters at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills Monday night.
“It’s a little nerve-wracking. Every time you think, ‘Oh God,’ ” says Sims about dressing her burgeoning bump. “I tried on this skirt this afternoon [and] I couldn’t get it on. I’m like, there’s no way I just had a fitting again.”
Luckily for Sims, it was a quick fashion fix. “For some reason, I had it on wrong … Thank God,” she says of her black Lela Rose skirt.
But the biggest pregnancy surprise for Sims — who is already mom to 2-year-old son Brooks Alan — is how sick she’s been.
“Morning sickness is an all-day sickness — from morning until night,” explains Sims, who adds this is a very different experience from her first pregnancy. “Normally it was around 4 o’clock in the afternoon ’til like 7.”
One thing that has stayed consistent throughout both pregnancies: her craving for a specific healthy snack.
“I’ve started the apple craze again,” says Sims. “I ate six apples at the end of my [son's] pregnancy every day and I had two yesterday. It’s coming back.”
She adds, “Now [that] the food aversion is slowly going away … Mama wants sugar. I had a double hot chocolate last night [and] marshmallows, and I reheated it two times.”
But, to balance out her sweet tooth, Sims credits her amazing body to Pilates and pre-natal yoga. Plus, the 41-year-old — who opened up to PEOPLE earlier this year about her thyroid condition — says her medication “has really helped” as well.
Although, Sims and her husband, producer Scott Stuber, have yet to find out the sex of their baby, she can’t wait for the big reveal. “I feel like I bond. I can be like, ‘Oh, baby boy’ or ‘Oh, baby girl,’ ” she explains.
As for whether this mommy-to-be is hoping for a boy or girl?
“I’m a boy mama, so I don’t know,” says Sims. “I’d love to have girls. I dream of pigtails and tank tops, but we’ll see.”
– Mariah Haas
Courtesy of Everett CollectionJamie Lee Curtis and John Cleese on the set of ‘A Fish Called Wanda’This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.Making the rounds recently to promote his memoir, So Anyway …, John Cleese has attracted attention for his denials of retirement, enthusiasm for death (“Most of the best people are dead”) and ad felinem attacks on Taylor Swift’s lop-eared cat (“Is that a proper cat?” he asked Swift on a BBC talk show. “Or is it damaged irreparably?”). But the pop star is only the latest person to be offended by Cleese, 74, during his nearly five-decade career.Read more John Cleese Quits Movies, Says He’s “Looking Forward” to DeathIn 1979, he and his Monty Python crew were accused of blasphemy (the crucifixion scene in Life of Brian didn’t go over well with Christian groups). And in 1988, Cleese caught flak from the National Stuttering Project, whose members were upset with Michael Palin’s stuttering character in MGM’s A Fish Called Wanda.The Charles Crichton-directed comedy about a band of jewel thieves, which Cleese co-wrote and starred in, grossed $62.5 million domestically ($125 million today) and garnered two Oscar nominations and a win for supporting actor Kevin Kline. Nonetheless, the NSP asked that a scene where Palin is mocked while speaking be cut. (Some scenes were edited when the film aired on ABC.) “We also had a lot of complaints about the Kevin Kline character from the American Association of Stupid People,” says Cleese. “We don’t laugh at perfection.”
This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.He’s the artist who gave Rambo his gigantic gun (and sensitive gaze) in the poster for First Blood. He made Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia look like timeless movie icons with his poster for Star Wars. He turned Harrison Ford’s face into a canvas all its own with his artwork for Indiana Jones.His name may not be familiar in every household, but his work is. Over the course of his four-decade career, Drew Struzan, 67, has painted more than 200 film posters, always in a style all his own: heroism brushed with humanity, humor softened by a tinge of sorrow. Which is why, on Oct. 23, he’ll be honored with the Saul Bass Award at THR’s Key Art Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.See more Key Art Awards: The Year’s Best Movie and TV Posters”Drew manages to embody not only the film narrative in the poster but the actual magic of going to the movies,” says Guillermo del Toro, echoing the sentiment of the scores of filmmakers who have benefited from Struzan’s artistry over the years. “He encapsulates both an era and an experience.”Like all true artists, Struzan knew his calling the moment he picked up a brush — although his parents were hardly encouraging while he was growing up in Oregon and California. They gave him “no support, no understanding,” he says. But he found comfort in art. And, in 1965, at the age of 18, he was accepted into Los Angeles’ Art Center School of Design. “I fell into the entertainment industry because I went to school here,” he says. “It didn’t matter what I painted, I just wanted to paint.”He got his start in the 1970s, during the golden age of record-album art, painting covers for everyone from Roy Orbison to Liberace. But it was an LP he did for Alice Cooper in 1975 that got him noticed by a key art producer, who hired him to paint movie posters for $250 a week. “I thought I was rich,” says Struzan.See more Meet the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ CastStars adore Struzan, partly because he captures nuances of personality that cameras some- times cannot. Mark Hamill has more gravity in his face in Struzan’s 1978 Star Wars poster than he did in any of George Lucas’ films. Sylvester Stallone has never looked more pensive than in Struzan’s 1982 poster for the first Rambo movie, even if he is holding an assault weapon. (“The hero thing with the huge gun you saw on posters for many years,” says Struzan. “But this was the first one.”)Struzan’s last major artwork, before he retired in 2008, was for del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, painting the poster before he saw the film in English. “Guillermo screened it for me in Spanish,” he says. “I didn’t understand a word. But Guillermo says the perfect movie is one that’s told in pictures, not through words.” The same can be said of posters. “My job,” says Struzan, “is to capture the spirit of the movie, how it feels. People will see it because they want to feel that emotion. It becomes iconic when they can have that feeling every time they look at the poster.”Struzan’s early versions of the poster had Fox holding back the hands of a clock, like Harold Lloyd in the 1923 silent film Safety Last! But the final version “immediately connects,” says Struzan. “A DeLorean — transparent, disappearing, sexy! Light streaking out, fire under the wheels. I want to see this movie!”
Just when you thought the Benedict Cumberbatch hysteria couldn’t get any bigger, along comes a video of the Sherlock star totally embodying the terrifying dragon Smaug.Cumberbatch plays the tyrannical dragon in the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and from this motion-capture video we can see the actor isn’t holding back despite the movie version of Smaug being rendered in CGI.Read more Benedict Cumberbatch Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds LondonWith his deep voice and thoroughly posh English accent, Cumberbatch lends Smaug an air of regal menace, which makes things all the more frightening when you know he’s about to fly into an unstoppable rage. The people of Dale are certainly in for some bother.See the video below.Twitter: @gentlemanabroad
From left to right, Kayla Beals, Gloria Allred and Roxy FisherA couple of 13-year-old girls were the target of some inappropriate jokes during a live show at Universal Studios Hollywood, and famed feminist attorney Gloria Allred is not amused.The girls, accompanied by their mothers, recounted their story at a press conference Wednesday at Allred’s offices in Los Angeles. They said they were at the theme park’s Halloween Horror Nights where they attended a stage show based on the Universal movie The Purge: Anarchy.Allred said an actor incorporated the girls into the show. “Come over here, hookers,” the actor allegedly said to three girls, two of whom are Allred’s clients. “What’s your name? … I’m just going to call you Slut 1, then Slut 2 and Slut 3,” said the actor.The actor also asked the crowd how much they would pay for the girls. When a man held up a dollar, the female actor said: “No, the bidding starts at $200,000.”The girls told their moms what happened and also showed them quick video clips of the event.”I was horrified,” said one of the parents, Sharla Fisher. “She was called names by a Universal Studios employee that no 13-year-old girl should be called. She was sexualized over the microphone in front of a crowd of people and then put up for auction where an adult male from the crowd bid on her.”Fisher said she lodged a complaint at the theme park’s website and placed a call asking to speak to management but was rebuffed. She said she placed another call and this time was informed that someone would get back to her in a few days. When no one did, she hired Allred.Read more ‘Interstellar’s’ Christopher Nolan, Stars Gather to Reveal Secrets of the Year’s Most Mysterious FilmAllred said she is not yet seeking monetary compensation for her clients, just a meeting with Universal management, an apology and some policy changes. She also said that absent the latter, the park should post the following sign: “Parents beware. Your daughter is about to enter Universal Studios for Halloween Horror Night. While on our property your daughter, who may be as young as 13 years old, may be called a ‘slut,’ a ‘whore’ or a ‘hooker’ by Universal employees. Proceed at your own risk.”At the press conference, Allred displayed a mock-up of the sign she proposes, and she showed the modest clothing that the teenage girls wore the night of the incident.NBCUniversal emailed the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “We take these issues very seriously and are looking into them. This conduct does not reflect our values or our guest communication guidelines. We are reaching out to those involved and will deal with the situation appropriately.”Insiders say that the actor who teased the teenage girls was taking creative liberties with the script she was provided.”What happened that night was horrific,” said Nancy Beals, the mother of one of the girls. “A female Universal Studios employee called her a ‘whore,’ a ‘slut’ and a ‘hooker’ on a microphone in front of a crowd while everyone laughed. This attack on my young daughter’s character and reputation was irresponsible and hurtful to her and to me as her mother.”The teenagers, Kayla Beals and Roxy Fisher, also read statements and answered questions during Wednesday’s press conference.”I was embarrassed because many people were watching and listening and I worried that they might be thinking that I really was what she said that I was,” Kayla Beals said.”It made me very uncomfortable. I knew what she said was not true but I didn’t know what other people might think,” said Roxy Fisher. “When my mother complained, something should have been done.”Email: Paul.Bond@THR.com
Taylor Swift loves her cats, and the latest evidence comes courtesy of a cat-covered robe she wore on the airplane recently and posted to Instagram on Tuesday, Oct. 21; see the picturesThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Taylor Swift Is a Full-On Cat Lady With Her Kitty-Covered Airplane Robe: You Have To See It to Believe It
The owners of the townhouse used as Carrie Bradshaw’s home in NYC’s West Village are upset after Sarah Jessica Parker recently staged an unauthorized photoshoot on their stepsThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Sarah Jessica Parker in Trouble: Sex and the City Townhouse Owners Upset After She Poses on Carrie Bradshaw’s Steps
Anne Hathaway modeled her fabulous new bob hairstyle at the 28th American Cinematheque Award in Beverly Hills on Oct. 21; see the cut from every angleThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Anne Hathaway Has a Fierce New Bob Cut, Teaches a Master Class On Growing Out Your Pixie: See It From Every Angle