Johnny Depp To Receive Inaugural Distinguished Artisan Award From Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild

Johnny Depp will receive the first ever Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, at their awards ceremony, as announced today by guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert. The awards ceremony, returning after a hiatus of 10 years, will be held on February 15, 2014, at Paramount Studios. Joel Harlow, Depp’s make-up artist, will present the award. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be bestowed to Academy Award® winners Gail Ryan and Dick Smith. Additional awards will honor nominees for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Final ballot online voting closes on February 11.

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Robin Williams is Set For Mork & Mindy Reunion

Mork & Mindy co-stars Robin Williams and Pam Dawber are set for a TV reunion on the funnyman’s new show The Crazy Ones.

Dawber, who played earthling Mindy to Williams’ alien Mork in the beloved sitcom, will portray a travel writer who falls for her former co-star’s ad agency executive in an upcoming episode.

The role marks Dawber’s first return to television in over a decade – she last appeared onscreen in the 1999 movie Don’t Look Behind You, according to TV Guide magazine.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 Winners List: American Hustle Takes Home Top Honor

The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (Jan 18) and broadcast live on TBS. 

The awards ceremony was held during a dinner for the nominees and invited guests. 

The SAG Awards winners
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
American Hustle
Male Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Outstanding Action Performance by Stunt Ensemble Motion Picture
Lone Survivor
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Outstanding Action Performance by Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game of Thrones
Lifetime Achievement
Rita Moreno

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Rumored: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Engaged

Johnny Depp is engaged to wed his actress girlfriend Amber Heard, according to reports.

The Pirates of the Caribbean hunk began dating his The Rum Diary co-star following the breakdown of his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children, in the summer of 2012, and the couple stepped out hand-in-hand as Depp promoted his blockbuster The Lone Ranger last year.

Now sources tell the pair is planning to wed after Depp popped the question to the beauty on Christmas Eve.

Another insider tells Us, “The proposal happened a while ago. She just didn’t wear the ring.”

Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to respond to requests for a comment, but Heard was photographed wearing a sparkler on her ring finger earlier this week (begs13Jan14).

If rumours of the engagement are true, it will be Depp’s second marriage – he wed Lori Anne Allison in 1983, but they split after two years.

The 50 year old was previously engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey, Sherilyn Fenn and Winona Ryder, while he also dated supermodel Kate Moss.

Bisexual Heard, 27, has never been married, but she enjoyed a longterm relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree until their split in 2011.

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The 2014 Oscars Nominations Announced; Gravity and American Hustle Lead


Best Picture:

“American Hustle”

“Captain Phillips”

“Dallas Buyers Club”





“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”

Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”

Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”

Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Best Director:

O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”

Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor:

Christian Bale, “American Hustle”

Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Judi Dench, “Philomena”

Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best Original Screenplay:

“American Hustle”

“Blue Jasmine”

“Dallas Buyers Club”



Best Adapted Screenplay:

“Before Midnight”

“Captain Phillips”


“12 Years a Slave”

“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Animated Feature:

“The Croods”

“Despicable Me 2”

“Ernest & Celestine”


“The Wind Rises”

Best Foreign Feature:

“The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium

“The Great Beauty,” Italy

“The Hunt,” Denmark

“The Missing Picture,” Cambodia

“Omar,” Palestine

Best Visual Effects:


“The Hobbit: The Desolation”

“Iron Man 3”

“The Lone Ranger”

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

Best Cinematography:

“The Grandmaster”


“Inside Llewyn Davis”



Best Costume Design:

“American Hustle”

“The Grandmaster”

“The Great Gatsby”

“The Invisible Woman”

“12 Years a Slave”

Best Documentary Feature:

“The Act of Killing”

“Cutie and the Boxer”

“Dirty Wars”

“The Square”

“20 Feet from Stardom”

Best Documentary Short:


“Facing Fear”

“Karama Has No Walls”

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

“Prisoner Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Best Film Editing:

“American Hustle”

“Captain Phillips”

“Dallas Buyers Club”


“12 Years a Slave”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Dallas Buyers Club”

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”

“The Lone Ranger”

Best Music (Original Score):

“The Book Thief”




“Saving Mr. Banks”

Best Music (Original Song):

“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”

“Happy” from “Despicable Me”

“Let It Go” from “Frozen”

Johnny Depp Back in Talks For Whitey Bulger Biopic

Actor Johnny Depp is in new talks to portray notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in an upcoming biopic.

 The star was originally cast in Black Mass in February, but dropped out in May after he was reportedly asked to take a $10 million pay cut due to budget constraints.

 Rain Man director Barry Levinson was initially attached to direct the film, but Out of Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper is now reportedly in talks to rewrite and direct the movie about the Boston gangster, who spent almost two decades evading capture after he was placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation ‘s (FBI) Most Wanted List.

 Black Mass isn’t the only film based on Bulger’s life story in development. Matt Damon is also set to star as the crime lord in a new project directed by his pal Ben Affleck, while Twilight actor Peter Facinelli is set to star in a TV adaptation of Edward MacKenzie and Phyllis Karas’ book Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer For Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob.

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DVD And Blu Ray Movie Releases This Week: January 13 – January 17

New movies being released on DVD and Blu Ray this week:

The Butler: starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda. The drama follows a White House butler over his 3 decades of service to 8 presidents. Rated PG 13

Enough Said: starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette and Ben Falcone. The romantic drama/comedy tells the story of a divorced woman who discovers that her boyfriend is her new friend’s ex-husband. Rated: PG 13

Riddick: starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine. The sci-fi action film centers on a fugitives fight for survival against alien predators on a foreign planet. His only hope is an emergency beacon, but the beacon brings a new set of problems – enemies who will stop at nothing to kill him. Rated R

Fruitvale Station: starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia L. Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand and Ahna O’Reilly. The drama tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area man who was killed by a police officer at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day 2009. Rated R

20 Feet From Stardom: starring Lou Adler, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander and Patti Austin. The documentary focuses on the lives and work of the backup singers behind popular musicians. Rated PG 13

Carrie: starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell and Ansel Elgort. Stephen King’s classic horror story about a girl with telekinetic powers is revamped with Chloe Grace Moretz playing Carrie White. Carrie, an outcast at school, uses her powers to get back at her peers. Rated R

The Spectacular Now: starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The comedy/drama focuses on the unlikely romance between hard-partying Sutter and “good girl” Aimee. Rated R

You’re Next: starring Sharni Vinson, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn and Joe Swanberg. The horror/thriller focuses on a family that becomes the victim of a gang of masked murderers. The family’s only hope lies in a guest who possess a secret talent. Rated R

Short Term 12: starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr., Kaitlyn Dever and Rami Malek. The drama follows a 20-something foster care facility supervisor as she navigates the foster care world with her long time boyfriend and coworker. Rated R

Blue Caprice: starring Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams and Cassandra F. Freeman. The thriller is inspired by the real life events of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. It explores the father-son relationship behind the attacks. Rated R

A.C.O.D.: starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Jane Lynch, Catherine O’Hara and Amy Poehler. The comedy tells the story of an “Adult Child of Divorce” who must confront his parents’ divorce again when his younger brother gets married. Rated R

A Single Shot: starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly and Jason Isaacs. The thriller tells the story of a hunter who becomes the target of backwoods criminals after accidentally killing a young woman. Rated R

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TMW Interview: Paul Mormando’s Talks Double Fist Film and Mark Walhberg

Brooklyn born-martial artist PAUL MORMANDO is completing his first-movie, Double Fist and we had a chance to sit with him and reflect on the genre becoming a national fascination again:

“I hope it’s my film that helps foster that general re-emergence! But, on a serious note, martial arts/action films have had a huge success over the years, mostly because I believe people love to live vicariously through the eyes of the martial artists who are able to fight multiple people and are seen as invincible. The fact that martial arts films have fluctuated in substance is a big reason for their success. If you look at the films in the 70’s, they were a lot more karate and kung fu oriented, and somewhat unrealistic, Nowadays, you have films that appeals more to the audience’s intelligence, such as the Bourne Ultimatum.”

Tell us about your experience with actor Mark Walhberg aka Marky Mark back in the day; who, incidentally, had the #1 movie this past weekend with Lone Survivor.

“Mark was originally slated to appear in this film as my brother 20 years ago, this was supposed to be his film debut. I had seen him in his video, and loved his song, “Good Vibrations,” so we reached out to him. Mark is a great talent, and also a talented producer.”

Mormando adds, “We expect the film to be finished by March; we’ll cut a deal and hopefully have it out at the end of the year. This is one of the most amazing projects I have ever worked on, because it has enabled me to have total creative control and take my vision from paper to screen.”

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SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as its First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador

SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) has signed actress Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador. Johansson, a Tony winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee, will become the face of a new marketing campaign for the world’s leading home carbonation system. The multi-year partnership will kick-off when SodaStream premieres its first ad featuring Johansson during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome the remarkably talented Scarlett Johansson into the SodaStream family,” stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “Scarlett is a long-time user and genuine fan of our products, a role model for healthy body image and a champion for environmental responsibility, making her the perfect choice for our global ambassador. She truly embodies our brand values and we are honored to have her join our team.”

Johansson believes that being healthy is about commitment, determination, and self-empowerment. These core values emulate SodaStream’s mission to revolutionize the beverage industry by empowering people with easy-to-use, fun ways to enjoy better-for-you, better-for-the-environment bubbly beverages.

The actress has loved sparkling water since childhood, which led her to discover SodaStream. Now a loyal user for years, Johansson has a soda maker in her home and is an enthusiastic fan of the brand.

“I’ve been using the SodaStream products myself and giving them as gifts for many, many years,” said Johansson. “The company’s commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate. The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. I am beyond thrilled to share my enthusiasm for SodaStream with the world!!”

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Baywatch’ Star Pamela Anderson Remarries Rick Salomon

U.S. actress Pamela Anderson has remarried her ex-husband, film producer Rick Salomon, the former “Baywatch” star confirmed.

The couple, who were previously married in 2007, but filed for divorce just two months later, broke the news at Sean Penn’s Help Haiti Gala in Los Angeles Saturday, E! News reported.

“We’re very happy,” Anderson said. “Our families are very happy and that’s all that matters.”

Anderson, 46, and Salomon, 45, were spotted at a topless beach in France last year and when asked about it by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in October, Anderson said: “I say we’re best friends … with benefits,” adding that she didn’t “want to meet anyone else.”

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