Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Demi Moore, 46, denies having any plastic surgery

Age-defying actress Demi Moore has furiously denied that her astonishingly youthful appearance is down to plastic surgery.

The Hollywood star, who turns 47 in November, has kept her youthful looks, with close friends convinced that she has spent at least £200,000 remodelling her face and body.

But in an interview carried out in Paris in which she said she felt young enough to have another child, Moore flatly denied that she had ever had any surgery.

'It's completely false - I've never had it done,' said Moore, adding: 'But I would never judge those who have.

'If it's the best thing for them, then I don't see a problem.

'On the other hand, I don't like the idea of having an operation to hold up the ageing process - it's a way to combat your neurosis. The scalpel won't make you happy.

That said, the day when I start crying when I look at myself in the mirror might be the day when I'm less adamant about not having it done.

'For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.'

When French reporter Fabrice Gaignault suggested to Moore that she looked 30 at the most anyway, the actress simply laughed.

Moore is believed to have spent a fortune on surgery over the past decade in a bid to rejuvenate her career and impress her toyboy lover, Ashton Kutcher, whom she married in 2005.

Kutcher, 31, is her third husband, after Freddy Moore and Bruce Willis, with whom she had three daughters.

Asked in Paris why men had an easier time getting older, Moore replied: 'Because it's easier for them.
In great shape: Demi as a young actress

In great shape: Demi as a young actress

'Again, social conditioning states that when men age they become more charming.

'We use that useful word they are "distinguished". How many times have I heard that word in Hollywood to describe a mature actor?

'Men seem to get classier than us when they age. We live in a society which glorifies youth for women and gives value to maturity only for men.

'It's necessary to get rid of these ridiculous codes. It's fear which makes women less attractive, not age or appearance.'

Asked how living with Kutcher, who is almost 16 years her junior, had affected Moore, she replied: 'The age gap is not relevant at all in our relationship.

'What matters most for me is to have found someone for whom the age gap doesn't mean anything and most of all with whom I have an incredibly deep relationship.

'Of course, Ashton's youth ensures that I have a completely different emotional relationship with him than I had when I lived with Bruce.

'We're at different stages in our personal lives and in our careers. But we look at that as a positive thing because we are massively enriched by having different things to deal with and to share.

'And also I won't pretend that I'm not hugely happy to live with such a handsome man!'

Asked if Kutcher was too immature for her, Moore replied: 'I've met a lot of 40 and 50-year-olds who were a lot more immature than him.

'Ashton is very responsible, and he was comfortable from the very beginning with the family responsibilities he had to take on.

'Most men aged 25 would not have been able to deal with it. I don't judge them, but I think Ashton is far more ahead of his time. We share everything. He's also my best friend.'

Moore even suggested that she might still have a baby with Kutcher.

'Why not? Everything is possible!' said Moore.

'We have so much to live for, and obviously one of them is to have a child. I'm very enthusiastic about all the possibilities that living together gives us.

'I'm an incurable optimist and a go-getter - it's in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.'
The family unit: Demi with (L to R) daughter Rumer ex-husband Bruce, daughters Scout and Tallulah and husband Ashton Kutcher

The family unit: Demi with (L to R) daughter Rumer ex-husband Bruce, daughters Scout and Tallulah and husband Ashton Kutcher

Moore is a practising follower of the Kabbalah faith - a version of Judaism popular with numerous celebrities also including Madonna.

She said: 'It gives me strong tools to keep going with my day-to-day life.

'It also provides me with ways to understand myself better and not be egotistical.

'I like the idea of being connected, not only to my family and my colleagues on the screen but to everything around me.

'I wouldn't have answered your questions with as much sincerity, conviction and, I hope, deepness a few years ago.'

Despite such 'deep' words the evidence against Moore as far as plastic surgery is concerned is overwhelming.

Her surgeon in the US is said to be Brian Novack, about whom a close friend of Moore's said in 2004: 'He's a fantastic surgeon and his clients don't look like they've had surgery.

'Demi can't stand it that there is part of her that is not perfect.

'She's also sensitive about her age, although Ashton has told her a million times he doesn't care about what she looks like because he loves her.'

Among the work Moore has allegedly had is liposuction to her hips, thighs and stomach, estimated to have cost £16,000, a £9,500 breast implant operation and £20,000 of work on her face.She has also paid an army of advisers including a nutritionist, personal trainer, yoga teacher and kick-boxing coach.

After a string of film flops in the late Nineties and a difficult break-up with her husband of 11 years, Bruce Willis, Moore has enjoyed a comeback since first having surgery in 2001.Her two latest films, Happy Tears and The Joneses, are due to be released in the autumn.The full Paris interview with Demi Moore is in the latest edition of French Marie Claire magazine.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wolverine's Weekend Ruined By Swine Flu

This Swine Flu thing is getting ridiculous. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new flu variant going around which has killed a hundred people or so in Mexico and pretty much no one anywhere else. Cases have been reported in places like New York and where I am, in Texas. It’s the flu. A few pills and some chicken soup and you’re fine. Yet people are absolutely losing their minds over this perceived danger, even though by all accounts it’s not Captain Trips, and the only reason the death toll is so high in Mexico is because they don’t have decent healthcare.

Yet the panic continues, fueled by a national and local media desperate to get ratings. Here in Dallas the local media has gone absolutely nuts. There’ve only been 3 cases reported in the area, yet they’re already shutting down schools and people are acting as if they’re afraid to go out of their house.

Is there any danger from this latest piece of vapor plague? I doubt it, unless it’s an economic one. If you’re Fox, it may be time to panic.

I don’t know how it is where you are, but here the media is talking about the dangers of going to public gatherings. They’re one step away from warning people to stay in their houses and it’s pretty much implied that going to something like a movie theater or a sporting event this next weekend is a really dangerous idea. It’s not, but we’re all sheep. Unfortunately for 20th Century Fox, Wolverine opens this weekend and with Swine Flu panic driving everyone indoors to hide from rampaging pigs, odds are this is going to hurt their box office.

They’ve already conceded release defeat in Mexico. Variety says Fox has cancelled the movie’s Thursday debut in Mexico City, where the mayor has requested that bars, restaurants, and movie theaters shut down. If the overreaction continues to build in the United States the way it is where I am in Dallas, it’s easy to imagine the same thing happening here. Even if it doesn’t, how many people are willing to risk Swine Flu to see a shitty Wolverine film? Doesn’t matter whether there’s any real risk, they think there is, and so they’re staying home.

It’s just one more excuse in Fox’s failure arsenal. They’ve been battening down the hatches and preparing for a Wolverine box office failure ever since it first appeared on the internet in pirated version weeks ago. Since then they’ve been cooking up gimmicks to trick audiences into theaters anyway (Multiple endings? Really Fox?) and now they may be thwarted by a plague. First pirates now the black death. Are we sure Wolverine isn’t a Pirates of the Caribbean sequel? I’d almost feel sorry for them, if it wasn’t Fox.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Victory and Luck by Chance ice cooled overseas

Much was riding on the two new releases, Luck By Chance and Victory, but the response to them has been ice-cold. Released extensively in the international markets, Luck By Chance is below average in America, but a major letdown in U.K. On the other hand, Victory is a supreme disaster in U.K. The films haven't worked in Australia as well.

Weekend: January 30 - February 1, 2009.


* Luck By Chance has debuted at No. 21 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 73,822 [approx. Rs. 50.95 lacs] on 50 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,476.

* Chandni Chowk To China [last weekend: No. 21, this weekend: No. 28]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 16,739 on 30 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 558. Total: £ 4,79,110 [approx. Rs. 3.31 crores].

* Raaz - The Mystery Continues [last weekend: No. 23, this weekend: No. 29]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 13,052 on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,305. Total: £ 73,512 [approx. Rs. 50.86 lacs].

* Victory has debuted at No. 36 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 4,855 [approx. Rs. 3.36 lacs] on 14 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 347.

* Padikkathavan [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 32, this weekend: No. 43]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 2,600 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,300. Total: £ 15,176 [approx. Rs. 10.53 lacs].

* Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi [last weekend: No. 36, this weekend: No. 46]: In its eighth weekend, the film has collected £ 2,339 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 468. Total: £ 14,99,093 [approx. Rs. 10.40 crores].

* Ghajini [last weekend: No. 35, this weekend: No. 50]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,703 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 568. Total: £ 7,28,887 [approx. Rs. 5.06 crores].

* Villu [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 31, this weekend: No. 55]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 896 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 299. Total: £ 1,34,155 [approx. Rs. 93.32 lacs].

Luck By Chance has debuted at No. 32 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 2,16,918 [approx. Rs. 1.06 crores] on 61 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 3,556.

* Chandni Chowk To China [last weekend: No. 38, this weekend: No. 52]: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 17,409 on 25 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 696. Total: $ 9,12,585 [approx. Rs. 4.46 crores].

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

'Titanic' Beauty To Trench Her Workouts!

Titanic' beauty Rose, never think before enjoying the passionate life. The actress who brought the unforgettable Rose also seems to follow the character's line. Kate Winslet has decided to let herself go in this award season and skipping exercise as well as diet

Kate Winslet decided to enjoy the glam ceremonies of the SAG awards in Los Angeles. She picked up the Best Supporting Actress gong at the ceremony for her role in 'The Reader'. So in this situation, she wants enjoy and eat whatever she wants than feeling pressurised about her diet.

Kate Winslet recently won two Golden Globes - for best actress and best supporting actress - followed by the best supporting actress prize at the Critics" Choice Awards

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Twilight Was Bigger than Dark Knight?!

If only Wall Street had bet on Twilight. Or Hannah Montana. Or Kirk Cameron.

With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget—the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight.

The Batman epic was a pretty good investment, too, very nearly tripling its gargantuan $185 million budget with a $530.8 million domestic take, Hollywood's second-biggest ever.

Still, The Dark Knight was nothing compared to these off-the-charts performers: High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($89.7 million), which grossed about eight times its $11 million budget; the Hannah Montana concert movie, which made about nine times its $7 million budget; and Cameron's Fireproof, which cost $500,000 to produce, and made $33.1 million—or, more than 60 times its budget.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Box Office Battle of Exes Goes to Jennifer Aniston

Yes, there was room at the holiday box office for both Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. But for those keeping score, it was the ex-Mrs. Pitt who took up a good deal more of the room.

Aniston and Owen Wilson's Marley & Me stayed strong after its record Christmas Day opening, taking in an estimated $37 million from Friday to Sunday, Exhibitor Relations said today.

Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button grossed $27.2 million during the same three days. In the rankings, it fell from second on Christmas Day to third for the weekend, but posted a bigger per-screen average than Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories ($28.1 million Friday-Sunday).

Aniston, Pitt and Sandler represented just the start of the star parade. The holiday box office also boasted new films from Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Drilling down into the numbers:

* DiCaprio and Winslet's Revolutionary Road was a Titanic in limited release, averaging a 2008-best $64,000 at each of its three theaters, for an overall gross of $192,000.
* Like Benjamin Button, Cruise's Valkyrie outgrossed Bedtime Stories theater for theater, but came up short in actual dollars, taking in $21.5 million over the weekend for a fourth-place finish.
* If Aniston really wants to make Pitt look bad, she should put their four-day grosses side-by-side: Marley & Me, $51.7 million; Benjamin Button, $39 million.
* Marley & Me's weekend was on par with that of Aniston's last hit (and last movie), The Break-Up. For Wilson, it was his biggest-ever Friday-Sunday gross, bigger than even Wedding Crashers. For dogs, it was their biggest of the year, topping Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
* Pitt hasn't ever really fronted a wide-release Oscar vehicle like Benjamin Button, so it's hard to compare and contrast his numbers. For what it's worth, Button did avoid the splat of this awards season's other big-star, big-studio entry, Australia.
* As Sandler's first movie to be released under the family friendly Walt Disney banner, Bedtime Stories is, likewise, a film that's difficult to put in context of its star's career. For what it's worth, the Friday-Sunday gross was Sandler's lowest since 2000's much maligned Little Nicky.
* Last year when Cruise's Lions for Lambs failed to open No. 1, United Artists attempted to preserve its star's enviable winning streak by insisting the movie wasn't really what the world had come to know as a Tom Cruise movie. This weekend, the studio might want its spin back, as compared to Lions for Lambs, Valkyrie opened huge, while compared to a Tom Cruise movie, Valkyrie was the lowest-grossing you-know-what since Jerry Maguire, which, it should be noted, opened a million years ago (well, 1996), and opened at No. 1.
* Didn't The Spirit open, too? Well, yes, it opened. It just didn't, you know, open in The Dark Knight and Iron Man sense. The comic book movie faltered with a $6.5 million Friday-Sunday ninth-place debut.
* The holiday spirit aided Jim Carrey's Yes Man ($16.5 million) and Will Smith's Seven Pounds ($13.4 million). Each film saw ticket sales dip only 10 percent from last weekend's disappointing bows. The animated Tale of Despereaux ($9.4 million) was off only 7 percent.
* Oscar contender Doubt ($5.7 million) broke wide, and broke into the Top 10.
* Christmas is over, and so is Four Christmases' run in the Top 10, despite a still solid $5 million Friday-Sunday gross. It exits after four weekends and a $111.8 million overall take.
* Like Four Christmases, Twilight ($4.5 million) lost more than 1,000 screens in the holiday crush, and fell out of the Top 10. The movie departs after five weekends, and a whopping $167.1 million overall gross.
* Numbers weren't known for Quantum of Solace, but it seems certain the James Bond movie is done with the Top 10 after six weekends. Through Friday, the film had grossed $163.4 million, per Box Office Mojo, just shy of the take of 007 standard-bearer Casino Royale.
* Gran Torino ($2.4 million off 84 screens) and The Wrestler ($381,068 off 18 screens) continued to be hot in limited release; Frost/Nixon ($1.5 million) bulked up by 166 theaters, bringing its total to 205, but saw its per-screen average fall from great to good.
* Bolt ($3.6 million) joined 2008's $100 million club. Membership now stands at 24 films, per Box Office Mojo.
* Overall, Hollywood had a good holiday, with business for its top films up 15 percent compared to the same weekend last year.

Here's a recap of the top-grossing weekend films based on Friday-Sunday final numbers compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

1. Marley & Me, $37 million
2. Bedtime Stories, $28.1 million

3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, $27.2 million

4. Valkyrie, $21.5 million

5. Yes Man, $16.5 million
6. Seven Pounds, $13.4 million

7. The Tale of Despereaux, $9.4 million

8. The Day the Earth Stood Still, $7.9 million
9. The Spirit, $6.5 million
10. Doubt, $5.7 million

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Will Smith's Seven Pounds movie review

Will Smith's Seven Pounds and the latest Bond flick Quantum of Solace are among the 'Worst Films of 2008'. Seven Pounds is a drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino. Smith stars as a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster, is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale. Among others that made the list include science fiction film Cloverfield, a stage-to-film adaptation, Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters.