The Oscar-winning and nominated stars of “The Artist” and “The Help” have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The film academy announced its roster of potential new members Friday. It includes best actor winner Jean Dujardin and supporting actress Octavia Spencer, along with nominees Berenice Bejo and Jessica Chastain.
Oscar-nominated “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy, “Albert Nobbs” supporting actress Janet McTeer, “A Better Life” star Demian Bichir and best director winner Michel Hazanavicius are also among the 176 moviemaking professionals asked to become academy members.
Academy president Tom Sherak called the invitees “some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry.”
Other actors on the list include Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Jonah Hill and Andy Serkis.
- Associated Press
Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain have been named Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in that online pool I’ve posted here a while ago.
Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson are both actors with multiple awards for their brilliant work on the screen, and they both trust their vegan diets to keep their skin camera-ready, their figures svelte, and their consciences clear.
Jessica, who stole the show in The Help, has been vegetarian for 15 years and vegan for five. “I don’t want to torture anything,” she says. “It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”
Back in 2004 Jessica did a guest appearance on Emergency Room’s episode Forgive or Forget, aired in February 26th. It was the very first role she landed when she was in the last year of Juilliard.
I’ve been looking for a copy of this episode for a while, and yesterday I got a deal with Mel to merge her Jessica Chastain site with this one, and I uploaded her caps to our gallery. Check it:
Will keep looking to find large/HD version of it, and of course to make you some clips. But I hope enjoy this ones!
Last night was held in Paris a party to present the new YSL (or Saint Laurent Paris?) fragrance, Manifesto, and it’s new face, Jessica Chastain.
The folks over @Instyle_Beauty shared with us the only track for this event so far. Check it:
Let’s hope more pictures or videos can surface soon.
The Hollywood Reporter came with a inside look at “Zero Dark Thirty”, and it can also be found at June 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
As the cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden movie began arriving home from Jordan this month, many were peppered with questions about the top-secret project. “I can’t talk about that,” castmember Mark Duplass said at a June 13 event when asked which character he plays. “I am contractually signed to be quiet.”
But details are emerging about Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal’s untitled follow-up to The Hurt Locker, now in postproduction for a Dec. 19 release by Sony. The storyline can be discerned from interviews with those who have read the script as well as from CIA and Department of Defense documents turned over to the conservative group Judicial Watch, which contends the Obama administration was too cozy with Boal during a series of high-level meetings (Bigelow attended some of those sessions). These sources say the movie paints a broad portrait of the decade-long hunt for bin Laden, detailing the efforts of the intelligence community, national security officials, the Pentagon and three presidents.