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Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor | Helena Bonham Carter

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UpdatePosted 10/16/2013 05:45PM

Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:00AM

Playing Elizabeth Taylor had its sparkling perks for Helena Bonham Carter, who stars as the diamond-loving film icon in Burton and Taylor.

And they came from real-life partner Tim Burton.

"I had my birthday during [filming] so I cost him a lot of money," Bonham Carter said at a recent roundtable event with reporters. "It's funny how things educate you. I'm not really that interested in jewels. But I got a few jewels off ... [my] Elizabeth Taylor phase."

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Love Fest as A-List Couples Hit Vanity Fair Oscar Party | Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Caught in the Act

Jennifer Garner 'Looks Adoringly' at Husband Ben Affleck After Oscar Win

Originally posted 02/26/2013 07:00AM

Following the Academy Awards on Sunday, Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel was the place to be.

Arriving shortly after 11 p.m., Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux relaxed at the Tower Bar where a jazz combo performed.

Aniston chatted with Molly Sims but Theroux was never far. The couple was inseparable, smiling and laughing as the night went on. Aniston looked like she was having a ball and so happy in her red Valentino gown.

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Frankenweenie's Inspiration? Tim Burton's Childhood Dog

Frankenweenie's Inspiration? Tim Burton's Childhood Dog

Originally posted 10/04/2012 05:00PM

Director Tim Burton's cannon of films has always featured elements of the supernatural or spooky, but the inspiration behind his new film Frankenweenie was, believe it or not, grounded in the real.

"I had this strong connection with a mutt we had named Pepe, and it was a good connection. Like your first love," he tells Reuters of the relationship that inspired the story about a boy named Victor who brings his beloved pet Sparky back to life.

"The dog was not meant to live very long because of a disease he had, but he ended up living quite a long time," Burton continues. "So you have this strong connection, and then you think: 'Well, how long is this going to last?' You don't really understand those concepts of death at the time."

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Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows Star, Dies | Johnny Depp

UpdatePosted 04/19/2012 05:45PM

Jonathan Frid Dies, Dark Shadows Star Was 87

Originally posted 04/19/2012 02:40PM

Before True Blood, TV's best-loved vampire was mortal actor Jonathan Frid, who played bloodsucking Barnabas Collins on ABC's afternoon drama Dark Shadows from 1966 to 1971.

In news made public Thursday, Frid died April 14 in Ontario, Canada, where he was born and lived. He was 87.

He died from complications of a fall, said one of his Dark Shadows castmates, Kathryn Leigh Scott, reports The New York Times.

Frid's passing comes just as a new Tim Burton movie version of Dark Shadows is set to open in theaters May 11.

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PHOTO: Do You Recognize Johnny Depp? | Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Sports Bright White Makeup on Dark Shadows Set

Originally posted 09/14/2011 11:25AM

A face only a mother could love?

Looking like the love child of Willy Wonka and Sweeney Todd's Mrs. Lovett, as styled by Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp slinks into his latest role, as 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, shown here on the U.K. set of the film adaptation of the Gothic 1966-71 afternoon TV soap, Dark Shadows.

"There’s something about this vampire coming back after 200 years into this modern world, with a touch of the poetic, with maybe a tendency to maybe wax a little poetic now and again," Depp, 48, told MTV News earlier this year. "I have a good feeling about it. But Jonathan Frid’s Barnabas was so special."

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Tim Burton to Make Cannes His Wonderland | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

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Tim Burton to Make Cannes His Wonderland

Originally posted 01/26/2010 08:30AM

How do you prepare to preside over the jury at the world's most famous film festival?

According to Edward Scissorhands director Tim Burton, "after spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this."

Tuesday's announcement that Burton, 51, will serve as president of the May 12-23 63rd Cannes Film Festival comes as his much-awaited Alice In Wonderland – starring pal Johnny Depp, among others – is being prepped to land in theaters March 5. At the moment, a retrospective of his work is also on display to S.R.O. crowds at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

"When you think of Cannes, you think of world cinema. And, as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true," Burton, whose films often deal in dreams (and nightmares) said in a statement.
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Helena Bonham Carter Reveals Her 7-Month-Old's Name

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Helena Bonham Carter Reveals Her 7-Month-Old's Name

Originally posted 08/07/2008 08:30AM

It has been a long time coming, but director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter have finally confirmed the name of their 7-month old daughter – Nell.

Born last Dec. 15 in London and revealed as a PEOPLE exclusive, Nell Burton had a gestation period for her name almost as long as the pregnancy itself. The creative couple had difficulty agreeing a moniker.

Bonham Carter, 42, confirmed the name during a phone interview with the Jewish Journal while on the set of Terminator Salvation in New Mexico.

Bonham Carter said her daughter was named Nell after "all the Helens in the family." The actress's mother is named Elena and her grandmother was called Helene.

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Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton Welcome a Baby | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

Babies

Helena Bonham Carter Has a Baby

Originally posted 12/16/2007 03:20PM

Helena Bonham Carter and her director beau Tim Burton have welcomed their second child, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The infant, born in London late Saturday, joins big brother Billy, who is 4.

"They are absolutely delighted they have a daughter," the actress's rep, Karon Maskill, tells PEOPLE. "It's a lovely Christmas present for the family."

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Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter's Gory Christmas | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

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Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter's Gory Christmas

Originally posted 12/04/2007 03:45PM

The household of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter is outfitted for Christmas – just not in the traditional manner.

"He decorates it with dead babies and slime balls and things," Carter, 41, tells Playboy magazine in its January issue, about trimming the tree with boyfriend (of six years) Burton, 49. "It looks lovely and glittery from afar, and then as you get closer, you realize it's rather gory."

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Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton Expecting a Baby | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

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Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton Expecting a Baby

Originally posted 08/08/2007 01:55PM

Helena Bonham Carter and her beau, director Tim Burton, and are expecting their second child together, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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