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New Divergent Movie Trailer Is The Most Intense Yet

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It’s definitely a big movie news day today. In addition to Malificent and Fifty Shades of Grey news, Divergent released a brand new trailer and it’s their most intense yet. I wonder if the studio is trying to steal a bit of Catching Fire’s thunder or simply riding the wave. With The Hunger Games sequel out in certain markets, Katniss fever is at an all-time high.

The new trailer gives us a deeper look into Shailene Woodley’s character Tris Prior as she prepares for her virtue test. There’s more peeks into the actual test and her training when she finds out she’s a Divergent. Also, we get our first look at Ashley Judd as her mom and even more scenes of the fabulous Kate Winslet. I admit, I’m mostly interested in the film due to Winslet. Just adore her. Check out the trailer below.

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The First Official Trailer For Divergent Is Here

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In between Miley Cyrus fingering herself for Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake’s very, very, very brief reunion with ‘N Sync, MTV aired the first movie trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Divergent. If you thought the 13 second teaser released last week was glorious, the minute-long clip will have you watering at the mouth. Especially if you’ve read the best-selling young-adult books which the movie is based on.

Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. The film also stars the incomparable Kate Winslet, fierce Maggie Q and that sexy English stud, Theo James.

On a side note. Winslet is totally giving me Jodie Foster Elysium realness but without a weird mashed up accent. If you saw the Matt Damon film, you know exactly what I’m referring to. What was that?

Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. I predict Tris will give Katniss from The Hunger Games a run for her money as the baddest kick-ass literary heroine. Check out the movie trailer below.

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First Divergent Teaser Hits Online

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On Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the first official footage from Divergent will debut. If you can’t wait that long, Summit Entertainment has been kind enough to release a brief teaser. It may be only 13 seconds long, but is a glorious 13 seconds. When you have that sexy beast Theo James, Nikita‘s Maggie Q and Kate Winslet in the same movie, you know it’s going to be epic.

Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

No doubt Divergent will be the next huge franchise. It’ll give The Hunger Games a run for its money. Tris is so the new Katniss. Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. Check out the teaser below.

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In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Harry Osborn was played by James Franco. Now it seems director Marc Webb has found his Osborn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Reportedly, the new Harry beat out stiff competition for the role. Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet) were just a few names reportedly up for the role. Webb calls this actor “an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast.”

Speaking of cast, Andrew Garfield returns as the masked vigilante as does Emma Stone to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy. For the second installment, Stone has competition for Spidey’s heart. Mary Jane Watson arrives and will be played by Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). Her addition was confirmed previously as was Jamie Foxx’s casting as the villainous Electro. Filming reportedly will begin early 2013 with a tentative release date of May 2, 2014 planned. Find out who’s playing Peter Parker’s best friend below.

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2012 Oscars: My 5 Least Favorite Dresses

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Now that you’ve read my 10 Best Dressed picks, check out the five ladies who would’ve been served better with a different stylist. None of them are completely heinous, but I had to pick five that I didn’t like and these quintet are the unlucky five.

As I mentioned in my “Best Dressed” post, out of all of the posts I personally write, the closest thing I ever get to people yelling at me is my Award fashion posts. Perhaps the following five choices will continue that trend.

Check out who I thought looked like a lampshade and whose polka-dots were polka-NOTS in my opinion. Hope you enjoy my fashion highlights below.

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Vanity Fair Unveils 18th Annual Hollywood Issue Cover

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One of my favorite yearly special issues is out. Sooooooo excited. Vanity Fair gathered “11 Thoroughly Modern Actresses” for their annual Hollywood Issue. Last year, Annie Leibovitz was the creative force behind the stunning cover featuring the likes of Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. For the first time ever, famed-fashion photographer Mario Testino took the helm for an equally gorgeous photograph.

This time around, Vanity Fair opted to keep it ladies only and chose eleven fresh young stars to keep an eye on in 2012. Dressed in pastel satin dresses, the starlets evoke a 20s boudoir feel with its Art Deco set. A few years ago, the publication was criticized for it’s annual Hollywood issue for being “too white”. Even though, two actresses of color were included, I’m certain some critics will cite there isn’t enough diversity. You can never please everyone.

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Jessica Chastain (The Help) were the lucky actresses to land the first panel of the issue. While it’s an honor to be included in the Hollywood issue, I’m sure all the other actresses secretly hoped they would be above the fold and not shuttled back to the third panel. Continue reading to find out who ended up there for the 2012 cover. Plus check out all of Vanity Fair’s previous Hollywood Issue covers below.

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Another awards show, another parade of designer gowns adorning Hollywood actresses. Sandwiched in between the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, the SAG Awards is a tricky event to dress for. Though it’s a great predictor for future Oscar statue winners, it’s not as widely-seen as the other two aforementioned shows, so nominated actresses usually hold back. You want to wow on the red carpet, but yet save the big guns for the the big night at the Kodak Theater.

Since it’s more a low-key event in terms of fashion with regards to the other two, I decided to combine my five best and worst picks in one post. Since I have less slots available, some usual favorites like Sofia Vergara didn’t make the cut. Sure, she looked gorgeous and dazzled in a familiar-looking gown, but I decided to share the wealth to other well-dressed women. Check out my picks below and see if you agree.

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At the Toronto Film Festival, director and screenplay writer Alexander Payne debuted his newest film titled The Descendants which stars George Clooney among a slew of other stars. Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the story follows Matt King, an owner of ancestral land.

King tries desperately to reconnect with his two girls after his wife is involved in a severe boat accident and falls into a coma. In delaying the process of being pressured to sell his land, he learns a disturbing secret about his wife… she had been cheating on him. However, he was the last to find out. The film is set for release on November 18th.

While some critics who screened the film at TIFF were quick to judge the script, I for one cannot wait to see what comes from this ensemble cast. If it is anything like Payne’s former films Sideways and About Schmidt, then I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! Check out the trailer below.

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