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REVIEW: Lifetime's Flowers In the Attic Is Crazy Good | Lifetime, Flowers in the Attic, V.C. Andrews

PEOPLE's TV Critic: Lifetime's Flowers In the Attic Is Crazy Good

Originally posted 01/18/2014 12:35PM

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Flowers in the Attic is the rare Lifetime movie (it airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT) that can't simply be written off as a Lifetime movie. It's so pure and perverse an example of American Gothic, I felt compelled to read the original VC Andrews novel to try and comprehend what sort of imagination could hatch such a nutty story – a fairy tale, really, that somehow combines Hansel and Gretel and The Blue Lagoon. In Virginia horse country.

Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd – if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut – but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Throws Star-Studded Birthday Bash | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Turns 39 with Star-Studded Bash

Originally posted 11/11/2013 02:00PM

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to throw a party. The actor shut down TAO Downtown in New York on Sunday to ring in his 39th year.

DiCaprio enjoyed a private dinner with 100 of his closest friends and family, including Martin Scorsese and Orlando Bloom, who recently separated from wife Miranda Kerr. Kanye West and 2 Chainz performed a full concert for the birthday boy after the feast.

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Fangs or No Fangs – Keep Spiders Away from This Gatsby Star | Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton Reveals His Biggest Fear

Originally posted 06/10/2013 09:50AM

Going mano a mano with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby isn't nearly as nerve-racking for Joel Edgerton as sharing the screen with some eight-legged costars.

In his new thriller Wish You Were Here, which hit theaters this past weekend, Edgerton is among a group of friends vacationing in Cambodia when one disappears. 

"I have a massive fear of spiders," says Edgerton. "In one scene I had six tarantulas crawling on me!  Luckily they had be de-fanged, had they not I don't think I would have been able to do the scene."

When he's not fighting his fear of spiders, here's five more things the hot Australian star, 38, gets up to:

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Leonardo DiCaprio Tours Versailles with Victoria's Secret Model Toni Garrn

Originally posted 06/07/2013 09:35AM

It was a setting worthy of the Great Gatsby himself.

After a week in which Leonardo DiCaprio was seen strolling the Seine with his mother and catching the tennis action at the French Open, on Thursday he and longtime pal Lukas Haas turned up at the Chateau de Versailles – and DiCaprio also had some female company.

She is a Victoria's Secret model, 20-year-old Hamburg-born Toni Garrn.

According to several eyewitnesses, Haas, DiCaprio and Garrn, arriving in the same van from Paris around 6:30 p.m., quietly walked the chateau grounds and garden, and she took pictures.

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Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, 25-Year BFFs, Reunite

Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, 25-Year BFFs, Reunite

Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:30AM

Two longtime, famous-name pals are back together.

After a two-year professional break to spend more time with his family, Tobey Maguire returns to the big screen by teaming up with his longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio for director Baz Luhrmann's new 3D adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, opening May 10.

"We are like any other buddies. There's a lot of laughing and chatting between us," Maguire told PEOPLE at the film's New York City premiere on Wednesday. "We enjoy doing a lot of things we have in common, like basketball. We like to play and talk about basketball."

Best friends for nearly 25 years, Maguire, 37, and DiCaprio, 38, first met in 1990 during the casting for Parenthood, a one-season TV spin-off series based on director Ron Howard's movie starring Steve Martin (before it was revived for TV – successfully – in 2010). At the time, DiCaprio landed the lead teen role, while Maguire was handed only a couple of lines.

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Cannes Film Festival Opens May 15: See What's Premiering Now | Emma Watson, Matt Damon

Cannes Film Festival Opens May 15: See What's Premiering Now

Originally posted 04/19/2013 12:45PM

Hollywood aime Cannes.

With the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicking off May 15 (and running through May 26) – and with The Great Gatsby opening the festival – stars will flock to the French Riviera to promote their latest films.

But before the festival starts, create your own must-see list after checking out what will be premiering by watching these clips.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan's Great Gatsby to Open Cannes | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan's Great Gatsby to Open Cannes

Originally posted 03/12/2013 07:45AM

Great Scott, the Cannes Film Festival has its opening film – and accompanying stars!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are expected to attend the French festival's opening night, as their film The Great Gatsby – Baz Luhrmann's extravagant take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel – will kick off the festivities May 15.

DiCaprio, 38, who has not made an official Cannes appearance since 2007, and Mulligan, 27, are expected to be joined by other cast members, including Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire, who plays the Jazz Age novel's narrator, Nick Carraway.

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FIRST LOOK: Watch The Great Gatsby Trailer | Leonardo DiCaprio

The Great Gatsby Trailer: Watch It Here

Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:50AM

Fans can now get a sneak peek of Baz Luhrman's screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, as narrator Nick Carraway.

Based on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the film is due to open Dec. 25 and centers on the mysterious, wealthy (and romantic) Jay Gatsby, played by DiCaprio. Mulligan is the object of his undying affection, Daisy Buchanan.

Though set in New York's Jazz Age 1922, the film, in typical Luhrman fashion, features modern music from Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as Jack White, according to the 2½-minute clip, which also features lavish parties, costumes and fireworks. Twenty-three, skidoo!
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Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating an Australian Model? Or Two? | Leonardo DiCaprio

Is Leonardo DiCaprio Dating an Australian Model? Or Two?

Originally posted 10/11/2011 01:00PM

Leonardo DiCaprio's recent split with Blake Lively may have left him seeing double Down Under, where he's been linked to not one, but two models, according to local reports.

While in Sydney filming The Great Gatsby for director Baz Luhrmann, DiCaprio, 36, has been a frequent guest at the Beach Haus nightclub, where he's been loving "meeting the Aussie girls," a club insider tells Australia's WHO magazine.

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