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Posts Tagged ‘Javier Bardem’

AMC Theatres Lend a Big Hand to African Moms, Children

Charitable giving doesn’t get much easier than this.

Starting tomorrow, June 1, and running through June 10, AMC Theatres will donate 40 cents of every movie ticket sold to The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS. It’s part of a month-long campaign with the makers of (RED) cameras that also includes promotions at Bed Bath Beyond, FAB.com and on the equipment bags of top tennis players competing at the French Open:

Lifesaving medicine which can prevent transmission of HIV from moms to their babies can cost as little as 40 cents a day. “A huge thanks to our partners for transforming summer fun times into a smart and easy way to support the incredible work of the Global Fund,” says (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan.

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The Stage is Set for a Scintillating Hitchcock Adaptation

Deadline’s Mike Fleming was one of the first this morning to the news that after many years of failed attempts, Broadway adaptation rights for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window have finally been secured. The lucky winning bidders are director Jay Russell and producer Charlie Lyons, whose previous film collaborations include Ladder 49 and The Water Horse.

In recent years, there have been various pick-ups on the 1954 classic. Shia Labeouf fronted 2007′s Disturbia, which was later challenged in court by the estate controlling the rights to Rear Window (the plaintiffs lost). Meanwhile, in 2009, Jason Sudeikis and January Jones did a questionable SNL riff featuring a very flatulent Grace Kelly.

Casting is going to be key. The 1998 ABC-TV movie remake for example very cleverly chose Christopher Reeve to play the James Stewart character, opposite Darryl Hanah as his concerned girlfriend.

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The Night Julia Roberts Came to Javier Bardem’s Rescue

The latest issue of Deadline.com’s awards season print magazine Awardsline is out. Distributed for free to AMPAS voting members and film execs, the February 1 edition is once again chock full of studio ads.

There is also some clever editorial sourcing of a panel held last December at a two-day industry event hosted by the PMC/Nikki Finke site. Alongside Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen shared stories about awards seasons past:

“Last year we had Biutiful, and were doing a campaign for Javier Bardem for Best Actor. [At the end of] last year, it did not get a Golden Globe nomination, it did not get a SAG nomination, it did not get a BFCA nomination, nothing. We thought we were dead, basically.”

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2010′s Best And Worst Men’s Magazine Cover Subjects

On Monday FishbowlNY reported that Lady Gaga was 2010’s leading cover girl for monthly and biweekly magazines.  Although Gaga was everywhere last year, there were some other celebs that held their own while gracing the covers of men’s magazines.  Top male titles GQ, Details, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and Men’s Health featured a smorgasbord of A-listers that went either boom or bust at newsstands in 2010.  Here’s the scorecard (all results are courtesy of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Rapid Report):

GQ’s top-selling cover went to Rihanna who posed topless for the January issue.  Funnymen Tracy Morgan, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis each had a separate GQ cover in August and sold the second most copies for the year.  Apparently GQ readers are firmly on board with Team Edward because Taylor Lautner’s July issue was the lowest seller of 2010.

Twilight leading man Robert Pattinson was plastered on the cover of Details 10th anniversary issue in March – the year’s bestseller.  Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was not as fortunate as his October cover was Details least successful issue through November.

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Fox Latino Overstates Penélope Cruz Case

First, Salma Hayek admits that she was, for a brief time at the very beginning of her LA acting career, a visitor with an expired Mexican visa. Now comes news that fellow Hispanic hottie Penélope Cruz and partner Javier Bardem, Spain’s chromosome equivalent of Brad and Angelina, are planning to birth their first child in LA rather than Madrid.

Like many EU nations, Spain allows for dual citizenship, even if the child is born abroad. So the couple (JaPen? PenJa?) has reportedly decided to do the hospital holiday season honors on this side of the Altantico to give Jr. the full benefit of an international citizenship.

Check out this hilariously melodramatic lead from Fox Latino, via MediaMatters.org:

These days, its seems as though a black cloud is hovering over Spain…

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CNN Hero Headed to Malibu

The MC at this coming Tuesday night’s Malibu West Beach Club fundraiser for Maiti Nepal, a non-profit organization that has rescued many of the estimated 20,000 young girls trafficked annually in that country, is as emblematic  as they come. Sangitha Stehle, a 7th grader at Malibu New Roads School, was adopted from a rescue home in Nepal several years ago by Southern California journalist Chelo-Alvarez Stehle.

Mom is co-presenting the evening, which will feature an appearance by Maiti Nepal founder Anuradha Koirala (pictured), who this past Saturday took part in the annual CNN Heroes broadcast taping at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Trade Round-Up: August 21, 2007

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Variety’s Daniel Frankel and Ben Fritz tag team on a story about the drama surrounding Paramount and DreamWorks Animation’s DVD decisions. Paper announced on Tuesday that the studios have exclusively picked HD DVD for all future releases. The story details the move, saying that it’s the third by Paramount in an “ongoing format war,” not to mention DWA’s Jeffrey Katzenberg’s back-and-forth quotes on the format. Katzenberg normally isn’t one to second-guess major decisions, so read all of Variety’s archive reporting here.

Jennifer Garner is headed to the Great White Way, reports Variety. The “Alias” actress has signed on to star opposite soon-to-be big-nosed Kevin Kline in a revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac.” The role will be Garner’s first foray to the Broadway stage. Well, kind of. She served as an uderstudy in the 1995 revival of “A Month in the Country.” But film auds have no need to fret: she’ll be back on the big-screen soon in Uni’s “The Kingdom” and Fox Searchlight’s “Juno.”

Bidding wars are few and far between these days in Hollywood. However, a hot one has recently gone down with Universal cashing its way to the top of the crop to acquire “Lone Survivor.” The story centers on the life of Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal who led a team into Afghanistan in search of a major Taliban leader. THR dishes the details on the new deal, which include Peter Berg on board to direct.

Speaking of new projects, THR has also the scoop on another redo, this time about the sci-fi thriller “Logan’s Run.” The long-in-development Warner Bros. project will be directed by commercial helmer Josesph Kosinski and THR’s Borys Kit gives all the back-story in today’s report.

Variety also has a couple song and dance stories to fill the paper today. On the heels of news that “Hairspray” has become only the third recent musical to cross $100 million at the domestic box office, Michael Fleming reports that Rob Marshall and Harvey Weinstein are prepping a “Chicago” follow-up with “Nine.” Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Javier Bardem are on board. Get the rest of the musically-charged deets here.

- CHRIS GARDNER