Candid Marilyn Monroe photos revealed in new London exhibition

NEW YORK – MARCH 1955: Movie star Marilyn Monroe gets fitted for her costume in a dressing room before riding a pink elephant in Madison Square Garden for a circus charity event in March 1955 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Then-Redbook editor Robert Stein teamed up with the American photographer to chronicle Monroe’s life at a pivotal moment in her career — when she was attempted to shed her dumb blonde persona and instead be taken more seriously as an actress. According to American Heritage, Monroe had fled Hollywood to pursue more dramatic roles. Her desire was specifically to play the role of Grushenka in “The Brothers Karamazov.” In 2005, Stein told American …

Artist Inks 70 Strangers With Different Frames Of The Same Tattoo To Make One Motion Tattoo

Image credits: “I wanted the story to revolve around a rose because it is such a beautiful symbol and metaphor of love,” he said. “It represents the cycle of life when the rose is born and then used as a tool to uplift and inject expression for a human being. The rose is a perfect example of how we should live our lives, to bloom and give our gift away.” balazsbercsenyi Image credits: It took Bercsenyi seven days to complete the project in his native Hungary. When put together, the finished tattoo showed the life cycle of a rose from a bud to its death. The process successfully bonded together 70 random people using what could be called a flipbook …

Lady Gaga Performs ‘Shallow’ Without Bradley Cooper At Grammys And Delivers

Lady Gaga’s performance at the The singer took the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday night to showcase her duet from the hit romance “A Star Is Born.” Gaga performed sans co-star Bradley Cooper, but the number was all the more extra for it. picked up three awards for her album “Joanne” and the record-breaking song from the film. a surprise appearance with Michelle Obama was certainly a highlight for all the Little Monsters at home, nothing could compare to a solo Gaga gig, especially considering her outrageous dance moves. Gaga is set to perform the duet live with Cooper at the Academy Awards later this month, where she’s nominated in multiple categories. manage to impress an audience …

Will smash hit ‘The Wandering Earth’ change China’s film industry?

(CNN)Millions of moviegoers watched breathlessly over the Lunar New Year week as Beijing and Shanghai were destroyed for the first time in modern Chinese film history. Director Guo Fan says “The Wandering Earth” has been so popular because it has human emotions at its core. “I made the lead role (played by Wu Jing) in memory of my father,” Guo told CNN. “It tells the story of a typical Chinese father’s love. It’s always forbearing and without too many words, but it’s so powerful. That’s my understanding of a father’s love.” In another sign of its unique appeal, authorities allowed the creators to portray the destruction of Beijing and Shanghai — the first time a Chinese-made film has been allowed …

Embarrassing Videos From The ‘Pump Rules’ SURvers’ Pasts Betches

Between the drink throwing, the cheating, and the verbal lashings these people dish out and take each week, the Vanderpump Rules cast has turned reality television into an art form. It almost makes us forget that they first flocked to Los Angeles to, ya know, follow their dreams of acting and modeling. These people have so, so, SO much to be ashamed of based off their show alone, but there’s even more shameful stuff in their past. Let’s take a look at the highlights of their slightly less embarrassing, hilariously underwhelming iMDb pages and lackluster portfolios before they became reality show riot-makers. I honestly have no idea what’s going on in this trailer, so I really feel compelled to watch …

6 things we learned at the Baftas

Image copyright Getty Images Hosting the Baftas is a tall order. You have to be likeable, entertaining and funny, under the gaze of the brightest stars in Hollywood. Returning to hosting duties for a second year, Joanna Lumley gave it her best shot, but not everyone was impressed. “I adore Joanna Lumley but who on earth is responsible for her dire script?” asked Denise Welch, while Piers Morgan described her performance as “a train wreck”. A little harsh, perhaps, but some of her lines did fall a little flat. Here are some of the jokes we most enjoyed: “The fabulous Glenn Close is here. The Wife was a wonderful film, although I imagine a lot of men have already moved …

Shooter who opened fire in workplace where 5 died had lost his job, police say

(CNN)The gunman at the Illinois manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being let go by the company, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night. An employee at the company, John Probst, told CNN affiliate WLS the shooter was a co-worker and had a pistol with a laser sight. “He was shooting everybody,” Probst said. A slew of law enforcement officers raced to the scene and a team of four approached the building, which is in a small industrial area. There was gunfire immediately, and one officer was hit, Ziman said. Four other officers were shot just inside the building during the first five minutes of the response. The gunman …

Dolly Parton celebrated in all-star Grammys tribute

(CNN)Dolly Parton received a tribute fit for a country music queen at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. At the end of the moving tribute, the artists joined Parton to sing her hit “9 to 5,” which was written for the 1980 film of the same name that starred Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Cyrus teased the tribute in the days leading up to her performance with an Instagram post showing her with Shawn Mendes in matching leather jackets with Parton’s face emblazoned on the back. “This could be the year for the real thing @recordingacademy @shawnmendes @dollyparton,” Cyrus wrote alongside the photo. 🖤🖤🖤 this could be the year for the real thing 🖤🖤🖤@recordingacademy @shawnmendes @dollyparton A post shared …

Last Great Escape prisoner dies aged 99

“He will be sorely missed. Per Ardua [the RAF motto].” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe last survivor of ‘The Great Escape’ camp tells his story Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said Mr Churchill “embodied the spirit of the RAF – tenacious, resilient and incredibly brave in the face of adversity.” More news and stories from across Devon and Cornwall. Mr Churchill’s death followed that of Australian pilot Paul Royle, who died in Perth, aged 101 in 2015. The survivors formed a sort of club and kept in contact through the Sagan Select Subway Society newsletter, of which Mr Royle and Mr Churchill were the last two recipients. Related Topics Royal Air Force …

BAFTA Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

(CNN)“Roma” and “The Favourite” won big at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards on Sunday. “A Star is Born” got seven nods, including Bradley Cooper for best actor, best director and Lady Gaga for best actress, but walked away with just one award, for original music. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about Freddie Mercury and British rock band Queen, also received seven nominations, despite controversy surrounding the film’s original director. It took home two awards. Below is the full list of BAFTA nominees with the winners indicated in bold. Best Film “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” Outstanding British Film “Beast” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “McQueen” “Stan & Ollie” “You Were Never Really Here” …

Wildlife Photographer Captures Beautiful Images Of Rare And Elusive Black Panther In Kenya

An incredibly rare and elusive black panther has been captured on film in Kenya. British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas used specially designed camera traps to take some astonishing photographs of the beguiling cat sneaking about the bush under cover of darkness. Meanwhile, a team of scientists from San Diego Zoo have also managed to record footage of black panthers – likely a mother and daughter – in the same area, publishing an accompanying scientific study in the African Journal of Ecology. Excitingly, these researchers believe there are at least two, if not three black panthers in Laikipia County, Kenya. Rather than being their own species, black panthers are actually just big cats – usually jaguars or leopards – with a genetic …

Academy clarifies plan for Oscars

(CNN)The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly trying to quell controversy regarding the upcoming Oscars. “Since its inception, the Academy Awards telecast has been altered over time to keep the format fresh, but never by sacrificing the integrity of the Academy’s original mission,” the letter said. “When the recognition of those responsible for the creation of outstanding cinema is being diminished by the very institution whose purpose it is to protect it, then we are no longer upholding the spirit of the Academy’s promise to celebrate film as a collaborative art form.” According to the letter sent to the membership, all 24 Oscar categories will be presented on stage in the Dolby Theatre and included in the …

Channel 4 rejects Jackson doc complaint

Michael Jackson documentary ‘disturbing’ Jackson estate attacks ‘lurid’ documentary Jermaine Jackson: ‘Michael is innocent’ In the letter, which was released to the Associated Press, the Jackson estate claimed the documentary’s makers broke programming guidelines by failing to get a response from the singer’s family and friends. “I think we can all agree that the false allegations being made in your ‘documentary’ are ‘significant allegations’,” the letter said. “It is hard to imagine more significant accusations that can possibly be made against anyone.” A similar letter was also sent to US broadcaster HBO, which co-produced the documentary. Jackson denials Leaving Neverland will be broadcast on Channel 4 on 6 and 7 March. It includes interviews with Wade Robson and James Safechuck, …