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Originally posted 10/05/2012 02:30PM
Olivia Wilde is on a mission to ensure that women across the world have the same basic needs met that many take for granted.
The actress joins Eva Mendes, America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan and Gabrielle Union in the Half the Sky Movement, which has teamed with the International Rescue Committee and a number of other non-profit organizations to illuminate issues that affect women globally.
On an eye-opening trip to Kenya with Half the Sky last year, Wilde, 28, visited with the Shining Hope for Communities organization and their Kibera School for Girls.
Originally posted 10/01/2012 09:50AM
With a visit to Sierra Leone, Eva Mendes is helping raise awareness about serious issues affecting girls and women around the world.
Based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the new series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide introduces Mendes and other stars, including America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to women and girls living under difficult circumstances, ranging from maternal death to prostitution.
Mendes, 38, kicks off the four-hour series – airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS – with her visit to Sierra Leone, where she meets with activist Amie Kandeh, a survivor of gender-based violence working with the International Rescue Committee to help other survivors toward safe, productive futures.
Originally posted 11/07/2011 05:45AM
Dinner with a side of privacy, please! Diane Lane and hubby Josh Brolin shared a cozy meal at Santa Monica's Via Veneto, kissing and looking at photos together in between bites. – Aili Nahas
Originally posted 10/24/2011 05:55AM
Longtime loves Diane Lane and Josh Brolin snuggled up in a candlelit banquette at New York's Bar Next Door, where they caught the sounds of jazz guitarist Dida Pelled. During the show, the couple indulged in housemade minestrone, Cabernet and pecan pie à la mode. – Kate Hogan
Originally posted 03/03/2011 10:35AM
He's still waiting for his love interest, but at least Henry Cavill's Superman now has a mother.
Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane has signed to play Superman's adoptive mother in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the Man of Steel franchise, Warner Brothers has announced.
"This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman," Snyder says. "We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination."
Originally posted 04/23/2010 09:45AM
Break out the mint juleps and the giant hats: Secretariat is coming to the big screen.
Based on the real-life 1973 Triple Crown winner, the film – which will hit theaters in October – stars Diane Lane as Penny Chenery, a wife and mother whose determination helped lead Secretariat to victory.
"She was a very savvy businesswoman," says Lane, 45, who to prepare for the role spent time with Chenery, now 88. John Malkovich plays Secretariat's trainer Lucien Lauren.
As for Lane's relationship with her equine costars, "each horse has its own personality," says the actress, who worked with several different horses in the role of Secretariat. "I had my favorite [horse], and mostly my relationship with the horse was a friendly one. He's in the top 10 of my costars, for sure!"
– Michelle Tauber
Originally posted 09/10/2008 04:50PM
Diane Lane may have the world’s most intimidating stepmother-in-law, but the star has nothing but good things to say about Barbra Streisand.
"[She] is an amazing woman," Lane tells Redbook magazine in its October issue. "I especially admire her gift for listening to people. If you go out for dinner with her, she'll interview everyone in the restaurant."
Lane, who wed Josh Brolin in 2004, says that the marriage is still going strong. "It's just invigorating to be around him," she says. "Josh completes me because I'm so attracted to his otherness."
Originally posted 07/27/2005 04:00PM
In Must Love Dogs, Diane Lane dips her toe in the online dating scene and finds John Cusack, but in real life it took just an email from actor Josh Brolin to set their romance in motion. "The first e-mail that he sent me, I said, 'Oh, you're a writer.' And I was right, because that's his passion," says Lane, 40. The two married last year, creating a happily blended family, including her daughter, Eleanor, 11, with ex-husband Christopher Lambert, and his two kids with ex-wife Alice Adair, Trevor, 17, and Eden, 12. Lane, an Oscar-nominated actress (for 2002's dark, sex-driven drama Unfaithful), recently talked about her own dating past and finding wedded bliss.
Originally posted 12/23/2004 12:00PM
MARTHA TALKS: In a holiday message on her personal Web site, Martha Stewart, two months into her five-month prison sentence, asks Americans to give some thought this season to the many women she has met in prison "who have been here for years – devoid of care, devoid of love, devoid of family. … I beseech you all to think about these women – to encourage the American people to ask for reforms, both in sentencing guidelines, in length of incarceration for nonviolent first-time offenders, and for those involved in drug-taking." As for herself, the 63-year-old says she is "fine, really."
Originally posted 12/20/2004 08:00AM
Actor Josh Brolin was arrested Sunday in the West Los Angeles home he shares with his wife of four months, Diane Lane, who phoned police claiming that he had hit her, L.A. police officer Grace Brady tells New York's Daily News.
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