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Hatfields & McCoys breaks more cable ratings and is coming to DVD and Blu-ray July 31st!

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More great news for Jena Malone's awesome and epic HATFIELDS & MCCOYS miniseries (which she co-stars with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton), ratings-wise, as it continues to break even more impressive cable ratings records with last night's airing of its conclusion, part III (episode 3) for History channel.

Here's another Deadline report for last night's episode ratings...
History’s ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Breaks More Cable Records

Night 3 of History’s Hatfields & McCoys topped Night 1 and Night 2 with 14.3 million total viewers, 6.3 million adults 25-54 and 5.1 million adults 18-49 to become the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on ad-supported cable and the No. 1 entertainment telecast on ad-supported cable among 25-54 in 14 years. The mini’s three parts rank as the top three entertainment telecasts of all time in ad-supported cable history among total viewers. Overall, for the three nights on May 28-30, Hatfields & McCoys averaged 1…

On TV Tonight: Watch Jena Malone in the conclusion of the hit miniseries 'Hatfields & McCoys' on History Channel

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The conclusion, Episode 3 (Part 3) of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham airs tonight on History channel.
The first two episodes were awesome and the ratings show as viewers were loving it! According to Huffpost TV, 'Hatfields & McCoys' Continues To Score Huge Ratings NEW YORK — There's nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day.

The first part of the History network's miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said.

Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Fox's series finale of "House" last week reached 8.7…

Blogoversary: Pride & Prejudice Blog turns 5!

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Pride & Prejudice (2005) Blog
celebrates 5 Years Online!

Wow, 5 years! I can't believe it's been 5 years already! It seems just like yesterday, I was still new to blogger and learning how to add codes and contents. I never thought I'd be blogging this long, but it's all because of my love for this movie version of Pride & Prejudice and the amazing actors who portrayed my favorite P&P characters brilliantly on this 4th-time Oscar nominated film. I've really enjoyed blogging here and posting all things P&P/Austen related topics as frequently as I've been able to for these wonderful 5 years. And you know what they say, time flies when you're having so much fun. Indeed, it had flown by so quickly. I must say, I have loved and enjoyed blogging here and keeping this blog updated as often as I could (or have the time to).

[Note:scroll down to read on for a chance to win a free P&P DVD giveaway below...]

On TV Tonight: Watch Jena Malone in Episode 2 of 'Hatfields & McCoys' on History Channel

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Episode 2 (Part 2)of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham airs tonight onHistory channel.

UPDATED 5/30/12: The ratings are in! Great news, according to Deadline: More Big Ratings For History’s ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ On Night Two
Afterbreaking basic cable ratings records with its premiere, Night 2 of History‘s six-hour miniseriesHatfields & McCoys scored more big ratings. It garnered 13.1 million total viewers, 4.7 million adults 18-49 and 5.8 million adults 25-54 from 9-11:05 PM last night.  Hatfields & McCoys chronicle of one of the most infamous family rivalries in American history. Kevin Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton plays Randall McCoy in the three-part miniseries.

Part 2: airing Tuesday, May 29 at 9/8 Central. 
When the McCoys murder Anse's younger brother, the Hatfields ride out to get bloody revenge. Soon, friends, neighbors, and outside forces join the feu…

On TV Tonight: Watch Jena Malone in the premiere of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' miniseries

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Tonight is the premiere of History channel's highly anticipated scripted mini-series HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham. The 3-part miniseries begins with Episode 1 (Part 1). Episodes 2 and 3 will air tomorrow night and Wednesday night.

UPDATED 5/30/12:
The ratings are in! Great news forH&M miniseries, according to Deadline:
History’s ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Sets Cable Ratings Record With 13.9 Million Viewers
History entered the original scripted arena in a big way last night. The premiere of the cable network’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys drew a staggering 13.9 million total viewers, 4.8 million adults 18-48 and 5.8 million adults 25-54 from 9-11 PM to become the the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable television history. The combined viewership for Part 1′s two airings was 17 million. 
Hatfields & McCoys chronicle of one of the most infamous family rivalries in Ameri…

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!

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Today (May 28th), is the 27th birthday of Academy Award Nominee (for Best Actress in An Education) and newlywed (Just Married: Carey Mulligan weds singer Marcus Mumford), Carey Mulligan, best known to us, P&P movie fans, as Kitty Bennet (and also as Isabella Thorpe inNorthanger Abbey)!

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!!!
Carey Mulligan's Mini-Biography (via IMDB):

Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born 28 May 1985. Her credits include the recent film Pride & Prejudiceand the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House. She currently resides in Covent Garden, England. She got her first major appearance by playing "Kitty Bennet" in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley... See full bio

Born: Carey Hannah Mulligan
May 28, 1985 in Westminster, London, England, UK

To celebrate the lovely Carey Mulligan's birthday today...I thought I'd do a lil' An Education DVD Giveaway contest here. I have an extra copy and I mig…

New still of Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Great Gatsby'

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The first trailer for The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire was just released earlier this week (Tuesday) and now a new still (above ^) of Carey as Daisy Buchanan with Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby has surfaced online via the film’s UK Facebook page.

The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, and Isla FischerThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th.

DVD News: The Hunger Games coming to DVD and Blu-ray August 18th!

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Coming soon to DVD and Blu-ray (as well as OnDemand and digital downloads) is the recent 4th-time #1, Box-office-smash-hit-wonder, and one of the most talked about films of 2012,The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.

The Sequel CATCHING FIRE Officially Titled THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
(via Collider)

DVD Active has the following 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray details as well as DVD/Blu-ray artwork below...

Photos: Jena Malone at Premiere Screening for History Channel's 'Hatfields & McCoys'

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Jena Malone attended the premiere of History Channel's "Hatfields & McCoys" held at the Milk Studios on Monday (May 21, 2012) in Los Angeles, California.

On Memorial Day (May 28th), History channel's highly anticipated scripted mini-series HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham will premiere its 3-part miniseries beginning with episode one (on the 28th at 9/8c).

Hatfields & McCoys chronicle of one of the most infamous family rivalries in American history. Kevin Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield, Bill Paxton plays Randall McCoy, and Jena plays Nancy McCoy in the three-part miniseries.

Check out several new photos of Jena from theHatfields & McCoys premiere screening and her stopping by (being silly...our Lydia Bennet is all-grown-up...though with the Extra microphone balanced on her head, lol...) on Extra TV with host Mario Lopez below...

Watch: First trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan!

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Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer online for The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Isla Fisher.

The Great Gatsby (in 2D and 3D) opens in theaters Christmas Day 2012!

Watch the trailer forThe Great Gatsbyon HD viaApple.comor below (as well as see trailer screen captures of Carey Mulligan)...

Watch: first teaser trailer for new James Bond film 'Skyfall' starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench

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The first officialteaser poster (image to your left)for the upcoming Sam Mendes' James Bond filmSkyfall starring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and (as M) has been released last Thursday (May 17th) and now the first official teaser trailer has just been released by Sony Pictures this morning.

Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw. Directed by Sam Mendes. In UK Cinemas October 26th and US theaters November 9th.

Synopsis

In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Watch the first official teaser trailer below...

Watch: Hunger TV's Matthew Macfadyen Interview - Leading The Way

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Hunger TV did an article/interview, and photoshoot with Matthew Macfadyen last November (2011). I posted about the interview and video link on FB, but I don't remember posting about it here on the blog, so I thought I'd post it here today for those of you who haven't read it nor seen the video interview.

Here's part of the Matthew's interview (and images) via Hunger TV...
Leading the way: MATTHEW MACFADYEN
Leading the Way. Matthew Macfadyen has a knack for finding the perfect part, no matter how controversial. Matthew Macfadyen has often, and quite unwillingly, been marked out as a very British romantic hero. It’s a stereotype he’s worked hard to avoid, and one he momentarily left behind when he took on the most controversial role of his career. His portrayal of a paedophile, Charlie, in the Channel 4 drama Secret Life, saw him nominated for a Bafta in 2008. Two years later, he won the Bafta for Best Supporting Actor, for his part in Criminal Justice, before w…

New P&P App Game: Hidden Anthologies: Pride & Prejudice

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There's a brand new Pride & Prejudice app game titled Hidden Anthologies: Pride & Prejudice foriPhone, iPad and Mac. Apparently, a PC version is coming soon! Just released (this month), It is a hidden object adventure game based on our beloved Jane Austen'sPride and Prejudicenovel.

More details about this new P&Papp game and a full press release below, but first, here's a quick description (via Pride and Prejudice the game's FB page)...

Available to download from iTunes....Featuring beautifully rendered scenes, emotive music and compelling gameplay: Pride and Prejudice will appeal to fans of the genre of all ages, but particularly to the millions of Jane Austendevotees around the world.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. The classic opening line of Jane Austen's most beloved novel. Published almost two hundred years ago, it has seen many adaptations over the years.

A few Promotional stills of Jena Malone as Nancy McCoy in History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' miniseries

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On Memorial Day (May 28th), History channel's highly anticipated scripted mini-series HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham will premiere its 3-part miniseries beginning with episode one (on the 28th at 9/8c).

Hatfields & McCoys chronicle of one of the most infamous family rivalries in American history. Kevin Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton plays Randall McCoy in the three-part miniseries.


History channel has been showing its TV spots a lot lately as well as its sneak peek trailer in AMC theaters to promote the upcoming mini-series.

The History Channel's website for Hatfields & McCoys has been updating and adding more contents recently in anticipation for the mini-series. More Videos has been added including Web Exclusives, Bios (unfortunately, Jena's not included in one of these videos), and Sneak Peeks. More info About Hatfields & McCoys and The Hatfield &…

Movie Casting News: Keira Knightley to star in John Carney's Musical 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

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Screen Daily reports that Keira Knightley is replacing Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) to star in the female lead opposite Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) in John Carney's musical

Here's the mention fromScreen Dailyarticle:
Knightley in for Johansson on Exclusive's Song

EXCLUSIVE: Keira Knightley has replaced Scarlett Johansson on Can A Song Save Your Life? which Exclusive Media is financing, producing and selling in Cannes. John Carney, the filmmaker behind the hit Irish musical romance Once, will direct the story about a singer who moves to New York with her boyfriend only to be dumped by him and subsequently discovered by a producer. Hailee Steinfeld also stars. Johansson is understood to have left due to personal reasons. A summer shoot in NYC is planned for this film, according to The Playlist.

In other KK movie casting news, she is no longer in talks to star in a new Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation of

Jena Malone's 'Hatfields and McCoys' mini-series premieres on History Channel Memorial Day and her new 'Dakota' series on WIGS this Summer!

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Two new Jena MaloneTV mini-series and a YouTube/WIGSscripted series are coming soon to a small screen (on your TV and online) near you!

First, on Memorial Day (May 28th), History channel's highly anticipated scripted mini-series HATFIELDS & MCCOYS starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Jena Malone, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham will premiere. History channel has been showing its TV spots a lot lately as well as its sneak peek trailer in AMC theaters to promote the upcoming mini-series.

Hatfields & McCoys chronicle of one of the most infamous family rivalries in American history. Kevin Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton plays Randall McCoy in the three-part miniseries. Jena plays Nancy McCoy. Read more About Hatfields & McCoys!

The History Channel's website for Hatfields & McCoys has been updated and in anticipation for the mini-series, viewers can join the online conversation (Are you a Hatfield or a McCoy?) by tweeting #Hatf…

DVD News: 'Wrath of the Titans' coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 26th!

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Rosamund Pike's recently released film,Wrath of the Titans, which she co-starred with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, and Bill Nighy is coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 26th!

The film is still currently showing in theaters (about 46 days and 6.6 weeks) and was a bit disappointing on its opening weekend as far as domestic box-office gross is concern, as it opened at $33.6 million (at #2 behind The Hunger Games), and still did not reached nor surpassed its $150 million budget, which isn't good box-office-wise, but not worse compared to Disney's John Carter. According to Box Office Mojo, as of May 14th, whileit now only grossed at $82 million in domestic, it did much better overseas with $218.3million and a current worldwide total of $300.3 million.

I saw this movie (mainly because of RP) on its opening weekend, while it was not a masterpiece, it was still pretty good. I've enjoyed watching it on iMax 3D and posted part of my revie…

A poster release for Talulah Riley's upcoming film 'The Liability'

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The movie poster for The Liability film, a new comedy thriller produced by Corona Pictures and starring Tim Roth, Jack O'Connell, Talulah Riley, and Peter Mullan has just been released via the film's Facebook page.

The poster featured Miss Riley in the middle with the tagline: "The Problem" and her character holding a gun aiming at someone. Very interesting!

No theatrical release date for this now completed film yet, but in the meantime, here's the movie poster (to your left), another poster here (via Talulah Riley Fan), and its official synopsis via AV Pictures below...

Happy Mother's Day!

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To my Mom and all the Mothers around the world!
We love you and appreciate you!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!
A Mother's Day Tribute: Mrs. Bennet


Keira Knightley supports UNICEF UK with short film through Soccer Aid 2012

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Actresses Keira Knightley and Keeley Hawes (Matthew Macfadyen's wife), two of the manyUNICEF UK supporters who recently visited poor countries in Africa both made a short appeal film each, which will be shown on Soccer Aid 2012to be broadcast live later this month on ITV1 on Sunday May 27th.

Meridian - ITV Newshas video interviews with Lewis Hamilton, Keira Knightley and Keeley Hawes as they work for Soccer Aid 2012. They are visiting the world's poorest countries.

Watch the ITV1video here: Stars help Soccer Aid interviews with Keira, Keeley Hawes, and Lewis Hamilton.

See screen caps of KK from the video interview below....

Stage Play: Rupert Friend leads 'Brimstone and Treacle' play

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A few new photos, goodperformance reviews, and preview trailer for Rupert Friend's new stage playBrimstone and Treacle, which just had its opening night May 7th. 

Brimstone and Treacle is playing at the Arcola until June 2nd. For tickets and more information, go to the Arcola website.

Brimstone and Treacle Review
The appearance at their claustrophobic and unhappy home of Martin Taylor, a sinister outsider who claims to have known and been in love with Pattie, is both the answer to Mrs Bates’s prayers and any parent’s worst nightmare.

Rupert Friend (above photo by Islington Tribune) excels in the role: he is the innocent flower, calling Mrs Bates “Mumsie” and complimenting her on “superbly brewed” tea, but is also the serpent under’t, raising his eyebrows and shooting sly looks to the audience that make his malign intentions clear. (Islington Tribune)

Watch the preview trailer below and read more reviews of RF's performance and the play....

Movie Casting News: Tom Hollander to co-star with Rachel McAdams in Working Title's 'About Time'

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Tom Hollander has another new film, a time-travel romantic-comedy About Time from Working Title, which he will be co-starring along with Rachel McAdams (who co-starred with Kelly Reilly previously inSherlock Holmes 1 & 2 movies) in addition to the two other films he's either finished or currently working on: Byzantium(with Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, and Jonny Lee Miller), which now in post-production and said to be released before the end of this year (or possibly early next year) and The Invisible Woman (with Ralph Fienness, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Felicity Jones), which he is currently filming. Looks like Tom will be busy with 3 new films and may not be returning to his award winning TV series REV for a third season in the UK's BBC2, according to this article: Rev writer admits show won't return this year

Here's the About Time article via Hollywood Reporter...

Paramount sets a November 2012 release date for 'Flight' starring Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly

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According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has announced a U.S. theatrical release date for Flightstarring Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly and it will be on November 2nd.
Paramount Sets November 2 Release Date For ‘Flight’, Moves ‘Guilt Trip’ To Christmas
Flight, which marks Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action feature since 2000′s Cast Away, has been given a November 2, 2012 wide release date, Paramount announced today. To make room for the drama, the studio has shifted the Barbra Streisand-Seth Rogen comedy The Guilt Trip from that date to Christmas Day. Denzel Washington stars in Flight, the John Gatins-scripted story of a commercial pilot who averts a plane crash and is hailed a hero, but an investigation discovers he was flying under the influence of drugs and alcohol.Guilt Trip, formerly knows as My Mother’s Curse, now lands on a date that also houses the Weinstein Co’s Django Unchained, Warner Bros’ The Great Gatsby, and FilmDistrict’s Playing The Field. Another Paramoun…

Watch: Penelope Wilton 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' video interview and her chat with USA Today

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Fox Searchlight shared a video interview of , who plays cousin Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey and Jean in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Based on the 2004 novel, These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach, who wrote the screenplay for Joe Wright'sPride & Prejudicemovie. Penelopeco-stars with and Maggie Smith in Marigold Hotel) earlier this month, and she also chatted with USA Today in an in-depth article here.

For us P&P movie fans, Penelope Wilton, of course, was best known for her small, but memorable role as Mrs. Gardiner aka aunt Gardiner to Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennet and the rest of the Bennet sisters (Jane, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia) in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film.


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotelin theaters now and Downton Abbey currently filming Season 3 with Shirley MacLaine!

Watch her lovely (over 12 minutes long) video interview below and check out USA Today's in-depth profile on PenelopeWilton, and yes, they talk abo…

New still and a production video blog featuring Judi Dench in new Bond film 'Skyfall'

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A new productionstill of as M has been released via imdb (view a few more Skyfall stills here!) from her upcoming stand-alone Bond film,Skyfall.

Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw. Directed by Sam Mendes. In UK Cinemas October 26th and US theaters November 9th.

Synopsis

In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Watch the latest Skyfall productionvideo blog featuring Judi Dench below...

Photos: Carey Mulligan at the MET Gala 2012

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Carey Mulligan, who recently got married to singer Marcus Mumford attends the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight (May 7th) in New York City.

Carey looking gorgeous on the red carpet in a golden-and-silver paillette Prada dress. She is said to be acting as honorary co-chair alongside designer Miuccia-Prada and US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

From People.com:
CAREY MULLIGAN
"They sent sketches and I was blown away by them. I'm really honored to be wearing it," the event cochair (and newlywed!) gushes of her golden-and-silver paillette Prada frock.

Check out Carey's new photos (and related MET Gala articles) below...

In Theaters Today: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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In limited release in theaters today is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotelstarring (Skyfall), Bill Nighy (Wrath of the Titans), (Downton Abbey), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Celia Imrie (Titanic 2012),and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire).

Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare In Love) and based on a British best-seller from “Tulip Fever” author and “Pride & Prejudice” screenwriter Deborah Moggach, the film boasts a lineup of veteran actors with a story centering around an entrepreneurial Indian executive who decides to start up a first-rate home for elderly British retirees.

Check out the synopsis, watch the trailer (or see it in HD at Apple), view two more (or all 3) movie posters and screen captures (I made of Judi Dench and Penelope Wilton from the first trailer) below for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...

Jena Malone to star in a new scripted series in newly YouTube launched WIGS channel

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ApparentlyJena Malonehas a new scripted series as Dakota (as this WIGS Sizzle Reel video has shown and previewed, no info yet if her character's name will be the title of the series as it appears the first 3 series are title characters, but we'll find out more details on Jena's new WIGS series in the coming months...) in the newly YouTube launched The WIGS channel (see WIGS logo to your left), a new YouTube channel producing high-end scripted series, short films, and docs. WIGS -- Where It Gets Interesting. Premiering May 14, 2012.

Check out and watch the WIGS Sizzle Reelvideo featuring a couple of quick glimpse of Jena Malone as Dakota (included a few screen captures I made below...in case you didn't spot Miss Malone in the video reel, lol) as well as other JM movie news below...

Videos: Watch Judi Dench interview from Anderson Cooper show

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In a daytime exclusive (Tuesday), Andersonsits down for a cup of tea with Academy Award winnerDame . The famed actress addresses reports about her losing her sight. Dame Judi talks about the highlights of her career, special moments that have defined her life, and her new movie, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

If you missed Judi Dench's interview today, you can watch the following snippets of videos of her interview via Anderson show below...

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