11:09 AM EDT 11/20/2013
Originally posted 02/27/2013 09:15AM
It's the biggest Oscar winner of all time, but it's also a code word for disaster: Titanic.
Now, an Australian billionaire plans to recreate the legendary ship, and charge $1 million for a first-class cabin when his replica Titanic II re-traces the original 1912 route of the great ship that went down.
Once the new ship is built in China, its maiden voyage is scheduled for late 2016 and will hopefully go the full distance from England's Southampton to New York's West Side.
Its furnishings, said its financier Clive Palmer, will include a Turkish bath (just like on the original) and the ornate grand staircase which Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet descended in the 1997 James Cameron movie.
It will also have some things the original didn't: air-conditioning and enough lifeboats.
Originally posted 02/05/2013 11:35AM
The Oscar-winning actress gives a first glimpse at her new bling since the two wed in December
Originally posted 12/27/2012 11:55AM
When Kate Winslet began dating Ned Rocknroll just over a year ago, little was known about the man she secretly married earlier this month.
From his peculiar last name, his famous uncle and a job in the space-travel industry, here are five things you should know about the man who swept Winslet off her feet:
Originally posted 12/26/2012 09:10PM
Talk about a Titanic secret.
Kate Winslet has tied the knot with Richard Branson's nephew, Ned Rocknroll, her rep tells PEOPLE.
"I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock'nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family," the rep says. "The couple had been engaged since the summer."
According to British media reports, Leonardo DiCaprio gave away the bride in a ceremony so secret that the bride and groom's parents didn't know about it.
Originally posted 04/04/2012 06:45PM
Before Peeta and Katniss broke box-office records, before Edward and Bella set tween hearts swooning, there was Jack and Rose.
Fifteen years ago, the youthful star-crossed lovers in 1997's Titanic – played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet – helped propel James Cameron's epic blockbuster into box-office history. The film earned $1.8 billion worldwide and scored 11 Oscars.
Now Titanic is sailing back into theaters on April 4, this time in 3D. To mark the re-release, which is taking place along with the 100th anniversary of the real sea disaster, PEOPLE spoke with Winslet and Cameron about their memories of the film – including a few surprises:
Originally posted 04/01/2012 03:00PM
Deep-sea explorer Robert D. Ballard is such a renowned expert in his field that last year he was even parodied on 30 Rock. He's also been scrupulously profiled on 60 Minutes.
One particular accomplishment will place him squarely back into the spotlight this month, when, on April 14, the world marks the 100th anniversary of the one of the most romanticized tragedies of all time, the sinking of R.M.S. Titanic – the remains of which Dr. Ballard discovered on Sept. 1, 1985, at 12:48 a.m., 12,450 feet below.
"It was a very difficult hunt," Ballard, 69, recently said, with great understatement, at the Explorers Club in Manhattan. What he also announced is a soon-to-open interactive exhibition slated for Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium, devoted to his search for the wreckage of the ill-fated, "unsinkable" ship.
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:50PM
"Dream big, dream fierce." The real-life ladies of The Help would have agreed with Viola Davis, it's worth it.
Accepting the trophy for female actor in a leading role for the period drama, Davis told the audience gathered at L.A.'s Shrine Exposition Center for Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards: "What is there [in life] but a dream. You can't trade in your dream for another dream. I am so proud to be an actor."
It's an appropriate motto for a cast who were also recognized for their work in the film as an ensemble, the top honor of the night.
Originally posted 01/15/2012 11:20PM
Despite an off-color remark or two from host Ricky Gervais, Sunday's 69th annual Golden Globe Awards proved to be something unexpected – family friendly.
Named best actress for the TV drama Homeland, Claire Danes said that when she won her first Globe, for 1994's My So-Called Life, she was only 15 – and was so overwhelmed that she forgot to thank her parents.
She made up for that oversight on Sunday, and pointed out her mother, Carla, sitting in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Danes also thanked her husband, Hugh Dancy, "who keeps me sane and happy."
Throughout the evening, many winners took time to remember members of their families. The Artist's best comedy actor, Jean Dujardin, thanked "my beautiful and talented wife." (The movie was also named best picture comedy or musical.)
Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM
An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.
The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.
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