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Originally posted 07/28/2012 09:35AM
My impression was that movie director Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the Olympics would be an epic yet compact interpretative history of Great Britain. I misunderstood.
It began – horribly if appropriately – with Kenneth Branagh reciting Shakespeare with enough hammy gusto to bring down the Old Globe. But as the evening went along the event evolved into a weirdly psychedelic pop-culture fantasy, referencing everything from J.K. Rowling to Queen – I mean the band.
Perhaps this is because British history effectively came to an end with World War II, and there was nothing else for Boyle to say. Well, you might argue, what about Margaret Thatcher? Oh, you must mean that old woman who was played so well by Meryl Streep.
But more likely the show, titled "Isles of Wonder," really was Boyle's vision. In his movies he loves to jam together styles and images and effects, and so he did here.
This was Trainspotting minus heroin.
Originally posted 07/27/2012 08:10PM
Saying "Good evening Mr. Bond," Queen Elizabeth had a star turn in the opening ceremony as Britain put on a show to dazzle the world and kick off the London Olympics on Friday.
Originally posted 07/26/2012 11:30AM
The 2012 Summer Olympics are nearly here, and while organizers are hoping to keep specific details about Friday's opening ceremony at London's Olympic Park super hush-hush, inevitably details (and photos) are leaking out – especially in the British press. So, here's what we know about what will go down:
Originally posted 05/21/2012 07:20AM
Originally posted 12/21/2011 08:30AM
Originally posted 09/01/2011 08:15AM
Is newlywed Rachel Weisz thinking of having a child with husband Daniel Craig?
Weisz, 41, who has a 5-year-old son Henry from her previous relationship with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, tells Lucky magazine that it's not out of the question.
"Oh, I wouldn't make one just for the sake of giving my son a sibling," she says. "But … you never know."
Originally posted 07/28/2011 07:00PM
It was one of the first comfortable summer evenings in Manhattan following a brutal heat wave.
Until Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz showed up, that is.
After the Cinema Society & Dior Beauty screening of The Whistleblower, the newlyweds made their first public appearance as a couple, heating things up with a very public rooftop smooch.
"When Daniel arrived on the roof deck, he embraced Rachel and gave her a long tender kiss on the lips – it was very romantic," a source at the James Hotel after-party tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/25/2011 09:45PM
After a short, quiet courtship, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have pulled off a near-impossibility in Hollywood: A secret wedding!
A rep for Weisz confirms to PEOPLE that the actress has wed the James Bond actor.
As the Daily Mail first reported, the couple married in front of just four people in New York last Wednesday.
Originally posted 06/01/2011 11:15AM
Originally posted 03/30/2011 10:45AM
It's official: Angelina Jolie has signed to star as Egypt's beloved Queen Cleopatra. So, the question is: Who will be her Marc Antony?
Keep in mind that unlike the 1963 Elizabeth Taylor version, the forthcoming Scott Rudin production will focus less on Cleopatra's seductive powers in the bedroom and more on her shrewd appetite for business and politics.
So who should fill Marc Antony's gladiator sandals? We've got a few good men in mind.
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