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Originally posted 10/18/2013 05:30PM
If there's one film to see this year, it's 12 Years a Slave, a wrenching but rewarding historical epic.
Originally posted 10/07/2012 08:00PM
Lois Smith, a much-admired veteran movie publicist and the mother of Grey's Anatomy actress Brooke Smith, died Sunday afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage due to an accidental fall, Deadline reports. She was 84.
The New York-based industry trailblazer was in Maine, where her husband, Eugene Smith, was set to be recognized for his philanthropic work. Smith fell down the stairs late Saturday night at the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying.
A maternal figure to both stars and journalists who tended to adore her in equal doses, Smith, along with Pat Kingsley and Patricia Newcomb, helped establish the publicity firm of PMK (initially known as Pickwick, it merged with Maslansky/Koenigsberg) as an A-list leader. As a publicist, Smith was as involved in shaping images as she was in promoting specific movies, and always with a personal touch.
Among her clients were Robert Redford (their professional marriage went back to the late '60s, when his star was launched with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), as well as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Whitney Houston.
Originally posted 11/02/2011 06:00AM
He may be in Vancouver filming his new movie, The Company You Keep, but Shia LaBeouf had a welcome on-set visitor: girlfriend Karolyn Pho. She was casually dressed and chatty with crewmembers as she watched her beau film his scene, even listening to his dialogue in headphones. Later, director Robert Redford came over to introduce himself, shaking her hand. Shia also managed to escape the set for a bit, grabbing a beverage with his girlfriend at a coffee shop nearby, before strolling back to set arm in arm. – Christine Kilpatrick
Originally posted 01/21/2011 07:00AM
Robert Redford is about as ruggedly American as actors get. But his German-born second wife is giving him a whole new perspective.
"She's a very special person," Redford, 74, says of his artist wife of two years, Sibylle Szaggars, in the March/April issue of AARP The Magazine. "She's younger than I am [in her early 50s], and European, which I like, so that's a whole new life."
If new love is helping Redford stay young, so is his renowned love of the outdoors, which is hardly diminished as he navigates his eighth decade.
Originally posted 06/17/2010 07:30AM
It takes quite the woman to get these heavy hitters mobilized for a cause! Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Jessica Simpson, Deepak Chopra and Laura Ling are among the newsmakers and Hollywood names slated to headline at the Women's Conference 2010 hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
With a mission of "empowering, inspiring and educating women", the annual conference expands to three days this year, Shriver will announce Thursday. It kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday, October 24, with a March on Alzheimer's to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.
Originally posted 07/15/2009 07:00AM
Robert Redford married artist Sibylle Szaggars on Saturday evening at the luxury Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, in front of 30 family and friends, it has been confirmed.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Pastor Frank Engelbrecht of Hamburg's St. Catherine Church, said the couple "wanted a very intimate ceremony."
Engelbrecht, who was contacted in the past month to officiate, was selected because of the bride's family's affiliation with his parish, though she has been living in the U.S. for the last 14 years, he said.
Local news reports say the bride wore champagne colored gown, the groom a white suit. Redford, 71, was previously married to Lola Redford from 1958 until their 1985 divorce. They have three surviving children. Szaggars, 51, is an abstract painter whose work has been exhibited internationally.
Originally posted 06/09/2009 02:50PM
Julia Roberts, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Redford, Bill Clinton, Harry Connick Jr. and Kristin Chenoweth helped deliver some serious star power to Monday's Lincoln Center gala in New York on behalf of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps and honor the beloved, late founder of the charity benefiting children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Among what they had to say about Newman, who died last year, was:
"We've done a lot of these galas," Julia Roberts said, after doing a dancing kick line with kids who have attended the camps. "And I've never stood up without my buddy Paul Newman. It seems so much easier to sing and dance and make a fool of yourself when he's right next to you. He encourages fun, more than any person I've ever met. "
"I went up to the camp and Paul had me eat my first oyster," Jerry Seinfeld said during a sidesplitting stand-up routine. "I had never had an oyster in my life. And he convinced me to eat one. And it was horrible and it was exciting. And I thought, this will be gross and I'll have a story: I had my first oyster with Paul Newman."
Originally posted 07/01/2004 01:00PM
Perhaps it just takes a Natural to know one. Acting legend Robert Redford is defending the skills of actress Jennifer Lopez, with whom he costars in the forthcoming An Unfinished Life.
Originally posted 01/15/2004 11:15AM
The nation's showcase for independent movies, the 11-day Sundance Film Festival, opens for business Thursday night and will be offering a couple of firsts, reports the Associated Press.
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