RASHA GOEL Project: WIZARD OF LIES Casting Director: Ellen Chenoweth ANCHORS, TV REPORTERS, & PAPARAZZI Mon 8/3/2015 5:30 PM 1:0



Friday, Jul. 31, 2015, 9:52 AM
Addendum to 7/29 5:00 PM, 7/15 5:12 PM
WIZARD OF LIES (Anchors, TV Reporters, & Paparazzi)
Feature Film
HBO Films
SAG-AFTRA
Draft: 6/25/15
Executive Producers: Barry Levinson, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro & Berry Welsh
Co-Executive Producer: Jason Sosnoff
Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Sam Levinson, Sam Baum & John Burnham Schwartz
Based on the novel “The Wizard of Lies” by Diana Henriques
Casting Director: Ellen Chenoweth
Casting Associate: Susanne Scheel
Casting Assistant: Lucie Ledbetter
Start Date: August 31st, 2015
Location: New York, NY

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY

BERNIE MADOFF: CAST
RUTH MADOFF: TBD
MARK MADOFF: TBD
ANDREW MADOFF: TBD
DIANA HENRIQUES: TBD

**ALL ROLES ARE FOR NEW YORK LOCAL HIRES ONLY!
[ANCHORS, TV REPORTERS, & PAPARAZZI] Seeking real reporters with ACTUAL field and studio experience. PLEASE NOTE in your submission a brief summary of you or your clients experience. Male or Female, all ages and any ethnicity, various TV reporters and new anchors seen throughout the film reporting on the Madoff case…
(3 Actors Submitted – View)

STORY LINE: This is the story of con man / investment broker Bernard L. Madoff, of the the collapse of his 15-year long Ponzi scheme in 2008, and of the destruction it wreaked among his family and his investors..

MasterCard Priceless Gigs Feat. Birds of Tokyo – TVC



Problem: After hosting a series of intimate gigs with artists such as Katy Perry, Block Party and Empire of the Sun in previous years a new look was needed to refresh the MasterCard Priceless Music campaign for the first gig of 2011 with the Birds of Tokyo.

Solution: Through a refreshed style of design and animation a new TVC was produced with production partner Engine. The idea was to appeal to Gen-Y with a style they wouldn’t expect from MasterCard. The result was a complex stop motion, paper modeled, live action, mixed media spot that the viewer could directly relate to through its tangibility.

Katy Perry needs Vatican approval to move into new mansion

A judge has ruled in Katy Perry's favor following a two-year long legal battle between the singer, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and a group of California nuns over their former convent - which Perry hopes to make her home

A judge has ruled in Katy Perry's favor following a two-year long legal battle between the singer, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and a group of California nuns over their former convent - which Perry hopes to make her home

A judge has ruled in Katy Perry’s favor following a two-year long legal battle between the singer, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and a group of California nuns over their former convent – which Perry hopes to make her home

The sprawling pink mansion overlooks spectacular views of Los Angeles, a fabulous property with elaborate pools and fountains, ivy-laden edifice and Spanish architecture. It would make a dream home for anyone, so it’s no wonder it caught the eye of ‘Teenage Dream’ singer Katy Perry – who’s been trying to buy the property for two years.

The dream turned into something of a legal nightmare, however, as Perry fought a battle against the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for ownership of their former convent, which they don’t want her to have. The Sisters had even tried to sell the home to prominent California businesswoman Dana Hollister to supersede Perry’s bid – exclusively branding the singer to DailyMail.com as a ‘disgusting’ worshiper of witchcraft.

Staking claim of the convent prompted explosive courtroom exchanges, with the Sisters claiming to the court they had been bullied and manipulated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles into allowing the ‘Firework’ singer to move in.

The nuns thought the home belonged to them. The Archdiocese argued that it was theirs to sell. Hollister believed she owned the house after paying the nuns just $44,000 for the 20,000 square-foot property and moving in – while Perry was willing to pay $10 million to the nuns in cash, plus an additional $4.5 million for the home’s House of Prayers, an Archdiocese spokesperson told DailyMail.com.

Despite the Sisters’ qualms, a judge repeatedly ruled in the ‘Roar’ singer’s favor, but one more snag stands in her way – the Pope himself.

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (left) and Sister Rita Callanan (right) are two members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that lived at the Los Feliz mansion for many years and did not want to allow Perry to move in

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (left) and Sister Rita Callanan (right) are two members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that lived at the Los Feliz mansion for many years and did not want to allow Perry to move in

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman (left) and Sister Rita Callanan (right) are two members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that lived at the Los Feliz mansion for many years and did not want to allow Perry to move in

The home, which spans eight acres and is comprised of 25 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a pool, fountain, and House of Prayers - is located on Waverly Drive north of Los Angeles 

The home, which spans eight acres and is comprised of 25 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a pool, fountain, and House of Prayers - is located on Waverly Drive north of Los Angeles 

The home, which spans eight acres and is comprised of 25 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a pool, fountain, and House of Prayers – is located on Waverly Drive north of Los Angeles 

Following the ruling in Perry's favor earlier this year, she is still unable to move into the home, because the House of Prayers must be relocated - then the Vatican must approve the purchase

Following the ruling in Perry's favor earlier this year, she is still unable to move into the home, because the House of Prayers must be relocated - then the Vatican must approve the purchase

Following the ruling in Perry’s favor earlier this year, she is still unable to move into the home, because the House of Prayers must be relocated – then the Vatican must approve the purchase

In order for Perry to move into her newly acquired estate, tucked into the hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, there are quite a few steps that still have to be taken.

First, the House of Prayers that is located on the property, which serves as a retreat for local clergy members and can house up to 24 priests, must be relocated.

Adrian Alarcon, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, told DailyMail.com: ‘The House of Prayer provides a prayerful and peaceful environment in which priests can strengthen and renew their relationship with God.’

Though Katy Perry reportedly offered an additional $4.5 million for the House of Prayers itself – her cooperation isn’t doing her any favors. Mr Alarcon said that there are ‘no active locations’ being sought out to replace the House of Prayers’ current location on Perry’s property.

When a suitable location for a new House of Prayers in Los Angeles is found, the entire purchase can then be passed on to the Vatican for approval – and it’s still at their disposal to render the entire deal void.

Mr Alarcon continued: ‘Under Canon Law, any transaction of significant value must be reviewed and approved by the Vatican. In this case, the review would include the entire transaction but nothing could be submitted to the Vatican until a suitable House of Prayer location is identified.’

He added that they ‘cannot speculate on timing’ regarding when Perry will be able to move in to the multi-million dollar home.

This is no doubt frustrating for the pop star, who has spent the last two years fighting to move in to the picturesque home, and having her reputation called into question by the nuns opposing her morals, specifically Sister Rita Callanan, 78, and Sister Rose Catherine Holzman, 86.

When the Sisters found out that the home was going to be sold to Perry, they quickly made a deal with prominent businesswoman Dana Hollister, pictured right holding Sister Callanan's hand

When the Sisters found out that the home was going to be sold to Perry, they quickly made a deal with prominent businesswoman Dana Hollister, pictured right holding Sister Callanan's hand

When the Sisters found out that the home was going to be sold to Perry, they quickly made a deal with prominent businesswoman Dana Hollister, pictured right holding Sister Callanan’s hand

Hollister only paid the Sisters $44,000 for the home - with a promissory note of more than $9million additional dollars

Hollister only paid the Sisters $44,000 for the home - with a promissory note of more than $9million additional dollars

Hollister only paid the Sisters $44,000 for the home – with a promissory note of more than $9million additional dollars

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Adrian Alarcon, told DailyMail.com that it was not in the Sisters' best interest to sell the home to Hollister

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Adrian Alarcon, told DailyMail.com that it was not in the Sisters' best interest to sell the home to Hollister

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Adrian Alarcon, told DailyMail.com that it was not in the Sisters’ best interest to sell the home to Hollister

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were given the Los Feliz compound in 1970 by the late Daniel Donohue, a wealthy businessman who purchased the home from the owner it was built for in 1927 – Earle Anthony, a pioneer of the broadcasting and automobile industries.

Though the vibrant Italianate and Mediterranean style home holds happy memories for the Sisters, it has seen dark times. Donohue’s son committed suicide on the grounds after escaping a brush with Charles Manson, who broke into the home and tried to kill him in 1969.

When the Sisters took over the home, they hoped to establish an atmosphere of peace. Sister Callanan, one of the nuns most involved in the case against Perry, told DailyMail.com that when the Los Angeles riots erupted in 1992, they opened their doors to victims of all races – under the condition that they could all pray under the same roof.

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were given the Los Feliz compound in 1970 by the late Daniel Donohue, a wealthy businessman who purchased the home from the owner it was built for in 1927 ¿ Earle Anthony, a pioneer of the broadcasting and automobile industries

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were given the Los Feliz compound in 1970 by the late Daniel Donohue, a wealthy businessman who purchased the home from the owner it was built for in 1927 ¿ Earle Anthony, a pioneer of the broadcasting and automobile industries

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were given the Los Feliz compound in 1970 by the late Daniel Donohue, a wealthy businessman who purchased the home from the owner it was built for in 1927 – Earle Anthony, a pioneer of the broadcasting and automobile industries

Though the vibrant Italianate and Mediterranean style home holds happy memories for the Sisters, it has seen dark times. Donohue¿s son committed suicide on the grounds after escaping a brush with Charles Manson, who broke into the home and tried to kill him in 1969

Though the vibrant Italianate and Mediterranean style home holds happy memories for the Sisters, it has seen dark times. Donohue¿s son committed suicide on the grounds after escaping a brush with Charles Manson, who broke into the home and tried to kill him in 1969

Though the vibrant Italianate and Mediterranean style home holds happy memories for the Sisters, it has seen dark times. Donohue’s son committed suicide on the grounds after escaping a brush with Charles Manson, who broke into the home and tried to kill him in 1969

The estate also served as a peaceful space for victims of the Los Angeles Riots after Rodney King's beating by the LAPD in 1992

The estate also served as a peaceful space for victims of the Los Angeles Riots after Rodney King's beating by the LAPD in 1992

The estate also served as a peaceful space for victims of the Los Angeles Riots after Rodney King’s beating by the LAPD in 1992

Sister Callanan said in March that she would be ‘not very happy at all’ if the home fell into Perry’s hands, and that she doesn’t like the singer’s ‘lifestyle’.

During an in-person meeting with the pop star, a number of things she said and did reportedly rubbed the Sisters the wrong way.

The singer apparently tried to convince Sister Callanan and Sister Holzman of her shared commitment to religion, by showing them a tattoo on her wrist that read ‘Jesus’.

‘And I wanted to say, “Yes, and what is the tattoo on your behind?”‘ Sister Callanan said.

A 2014 trip to Salem for the town’s annual Witch Walk also troubled the Sisters.

Katy Perry met with the Sisters to discuss purchasing the home, and tried to convince them of her shared love of religion

Katy Perry met with the Sisters to discuss purchasing the home, and tried to convince them of her shared love of religion

Katy Perry met with the Sisters to discuss purchasing the home, and tried to convince them of her shared love of religion

Sister Callanan, however, told DailyMail.com in March that she would be ¿not very happy at all¿ if the home fell into Perry¿s hands, and that she doesn¿t like the singer's ¿lifestyle

Sister Callanan, however, told DailyMail.com in March that she would be ¿not very happy at all¿ if the home fell into Perry¿s hands, and that she doesn¿t like the singer's ¿lifestyle

Sister Callanan, however, told DailyMail.com in March that she would be ‘not very happy at all’ if the home fell into Perry’s hands, and that she doesn’t like the singer’s ‘lifestyle

When they confronted her about her presence in Salem, of which photo evidence popped up on Facebook, Sister Callanan said the pop star feigned ignorance.

‘She looked over at one of her people and said: ‘Did I go to Salem, was I in Salem?

‘I said: ‘Come on, you didn’t know you were in Salem at a witchcraft thing? You don’t remember it? That would stick way out in my mind. I read it, was that incorrect information?’

‘I’m sorry but I am just not into witchcraft and I am just not into people who are into witchcraft.’

The strife between the Sisters and Katy Perry quickly evolved into something much deeper than surface impressions.

More than two years ago in 2015, Katy Perry reached out to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles about purchasing the Los Feliz home through her representing company, Birds Nest LLC.

At that time, all of the nuns were no longer living in the large pink compound. According to Archdiocese spokesperson Adrian Alarcon, this was because they no longer needed it and could not afford it.

‘The Waverly property had been vacant since 2011 because it became too costly for the retired Sisters to maintain and no longer accommodated their physical needs,’ Mr Alarcon said.

However, when some of the Sisters heard that the pop star could become the new owner of their former home, they immediately took action.

A 2014 trip to Salem by Katy Perry, left, for the town¿s annual Witch Walk also troubled the nuns

A 2014 trip to Salem by Katy Perry, left, for the town¿s annual Witch Walk also troubled the nuns

A 2014 trip to Salem by Katy Perry, left, for the town’s annual Witch Walk also troubled the nuns

When the case went to court, the Sisters were no longer living at the Los Feliz convent 

When the case went to court, the Sisters were no longer living at the Los Feliz convent 

When the case went to court, the Sisters were no longer living at the Los Feliz convent 

According to Mr Alarcon, it was because it had become too costly for them to afford 

According to Mr Alarcon, it was because it had become too costly for them to afford 

According to Mr Alarcon, it was because it had become too costly for them to afford 

A court eventually agreed that the Sisters were not allowed under the law to sell the property on their own, and the estate went to Perry 

A court eventually agreed that the Sisters were not allowed under the law to sell the property on their own, and the estate went to Perry 

A court eventually agreed that the Sisters were not allowed under the law to sell the property on their own, and the estate went to Perry 

According to court documents, they hastily sold the property instead to businesswoman and restaurateur Dana Hollister. Ms Hollister paid the nuns $44,000 for the 25 bedroom, 29 bathroom property – with a promissory note of more than $9million dollars.

‘Without any guarantee that the Sisters would ever receive any additional payment,’ Mr Alarcon noted.

Ms Hollister even moved into the eight-acre mansion, and became close with the Sisters. Her plan was to convert the former convent into a luxury hotel – something that didn’t sit well with her neighbors on Waverly Place.

However, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles argued that the Sisters needed their permission to sell the home to Ms Hollister. Ultimately, a court agreed.

A series of rulings back and forth in the Los Angeles courts ended in June with Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick, who said that, because the Sisters didn’t gain consent from the Archdiocese, their ‘failures render the Hollister transaction invalid.’

Unfortunately, by that point Hollister had moved into the eight-acre mansion, and became close with the Sisters

Unfortunately, by that point Hollister had moved into the eight-acre mansion, and became close with the Sisters

Unfortunately, by that point Hollister had moved into the eight-acre mansion, and became close with the Sisters

When a suitable location for a new House of Prayers in Los Angeles is found, the entire purchase can then be passed on to the Vatican for approval ¿ and it¿s still at their disposal to render the entire deal void

When a suitable location for a new House of Prayers in Los Angeles is found, the entire purchase can then be passed on to the Vatican for approval ¿ and it¿s still at their disposal to render the entire deal void

When a suitable location for a new House of Prayers in Los Angeles is found, the entire purchase can then be passed on to the Vatican for approval – and it’s still at their disposal to render the entire deal void

The Archdiocese claims that its only purpose in voiding the sale of the home to Ms Hollister was to protect the nuns from a bad deal, rather than hurt them. Mr Alarcon said that of the five nuns who were displaced from the Los Feliz compound, only two were involved in the legal action against Katy Perry.

He continued: ‘The Archdiocese is acting in the best interests of all five Sisters. Three of the IHM Sisters are not in agreement with the Hollister sale or with the actions being taken by the two. The proceeds from any sale of the property would go to the IHM Institute. Regardless of the sale, the Archdiocese has pledged to take care of the Sisters for the rest of their lives and is currently providing funding support for all five Sisters.

Sister Callanan, however, views the situation differently.

‘What we are objecting to is the archbishop simply took our property and then literally tried to sell it to Katy Perry without even speaking to us,’ she told DailyMail.com.

‘For us to be thrown under the bus, like you just don’t exist, it’s terrible.’

Taylor Swift Has a Lot Going on in Her Latest Video Tease

Taylor Swift debuts her new album, Reputation, on November 10. In the meantime, she is keeping her fans’ eyes trained loyally to her Instagram page, where on Monday, in pure Swiftian style, the singer dropped a three-part video announcing the music video for her Reputation single “. . . Ready for It?” in which she appears as a mostly-nude robot.

It’s an unusually intense move for Swift, who rarely shows skin in her videos at all. And the way she’s showing skin . . . she’s definitely going for some kind of robot look, but the video also has very strong Stevie Nicks, mystical vibes. Are you a robot or a witch, Taylor Swift? Or are you both?

Brimming with allusions to magic and power, the video takes on a bit of the revenge tone of Swift’s first Reputation single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which she released at the end of August. The robot reference also has weird parallels to Ghost in the Shell, which was criticized for featuring a white woman (Scarlett Johansson) in the lead role of a film based on Japanese manga. But then Swift appears cloaked while staring into a crystal ball. So who can possibly know what she’s really going for here?

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Full ScreenPhotos:Taylor Swift’s Bold Fashion Evolution, from Cowgirl to Couture
At the 2006 C.M.A. Awards when she was just 16, Taylor Swift was a fresh face. Her curls were slightly 80s, but she definitely stood out.

At the 2006 C.M.A. Awards when she was just 16, Taylor Swift was a fresh face. Her curls were slightly 80s, but she definitely stood out.

Photo: by Rick Diamond/WireImage.

By 2007, Swift started gaining fame and with it a nomination as one of the A.M.A.’s favorite female country artists. Here, she paired cowgirl boots with a satin shift dress—not quite a clear winner (nor was she, in the competition) but a definite step in the right direction.

By 2007, Swift started gaining fame and with it a nomination as one of the A.M.A.’s favorite female country artists. Here, she paired cowgirl boots with a satin shift dress—not quite a clear winner (nor was she, in the competition) but a definite step in the right direction.

Photo: by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Aiming for a glamorous look for 2007’s Country Music Association Awards, Swift’s southern-gal gown didn’t so much say, “Belle of the ball,” as “Belle from *Beauty and the Beast.*” Still, her elegant hair and jewelry were making definite strides.

Aiming for a glamorous look for 2007’s Country Music Association Awards, Swift’s southern-gal gown didn’t so much say, “Belle of the ball,” as “Belle from Beauty and the Beast.” Still, her elegant hair and jewelry were making definite strides.

Photo: by Frank Mullen/WireImage.

At 19, Swift snagged a best-new-artist nomination from the 2008 Grammy Awards—and a demure lavender gown custom-made for her by Sandi Spika.

At 19, Swift snagged a best-new-artist nomination from the 2008 Grammy Awards—and a demure lavender gown custom-made for her by Sandi Spika.

Photo: by Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Swift began another year of style (and hair) transformations at the 2016 Grammys in an Atelier Versace bandeau top and floor-length skirt, while also debuting her new blunt bob.

Swift began another year of style (and hair) transformations at the 2016 Grammys in an Atelier Versace bandeau top and floor-length skirt, while also debuting her new blunt bob.

Photo: From Getty Images.

While walking the red carpet at *Vanity Fair*’s Oscars party, Swift showed off what may be her sexiest look to date. Her couture Alexandre Vauthier gown included a thigh-high slit and a neckline that just barely missed her belly button.

While walking the red carpet at Vanity Fair’s Oscars party, Swift showed off what may be her sexiest look to date. Her couture Alexandre Vauthier gown included a thigh-high slit and a neckline that just barely missed her belly button.

Photo: From Getty Images.

After chopping off even more of her hair for her May 2016 *Vogue* cover, Swift took it to the next step by dyeing it bleach blonde. She kept up the edge for her hosting duties at the Met Gala, where she wore a silver cutout Louis Vuitton dress, paired with lace-up sandals and a dark lip.

After chopping off even more of her hair for her May 2016 Vogue cover, Swift took it to the next step by dyeing it bleach blonde. She kept up the edge for her hosting duties at the Met Gala, where she wore a silver cutout Louis Vuitton dress, paired with lace-up sandals and a dark lip.

Photo: From Getty Images.

At the 2006 C.M.A. Awards when she was just 16, Taylor Swift was a fresh face. Her curls were slightly 80s, but she definitely stood out.

by Rick Diamond/WireImage.

By 2007, Swift started gaining fame and with it a nomination as one of the A.M.A.’s favorite female country artists. Here, she paired cowgirl boots with a satin shift dress—not quite a clear winner (nor was she, in the competition) but a definite step in the right direction.

by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Aiming for a glamorous look for 2007’s Country Music Association Awards, Swift’s southern-gal gown didn’t so much say, “Belle of the ball,” as “Belle from Beauty and the Beast.” Still, her elegant hair and jewelry were making definite strides.

by Frank Mullen/WireImage.

At 19, Swift snagged a best-new-artist nomination from the 2008 Grammy Awards—and a demure lavender gown custom-made for her by Sandi Spika.

by Steve Granitz/WireImage.

For her 2009 best-female-video win for “You Belong with Me,” Swift wore a sensational Kaufmanfranco dress to the MTV Video Music Awards, guaranteeing that she belonged on the red carpet. Forget pop princess—here, she’s a Grecian goddess.

by CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com.

As the queen of red-carpet rebounds, Swift wore this sultry, midnight-blue Kaufmanfranco gown post-breakup with actor Taylor Lautner. Despite her angst, Swift swept up four awards at the 2010 Grammys, including album of the year and best country album.

by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

For her red-carpet appearances, Swift has been known to alternate between soft and structured silhouettes. For the 2010 Met Ball, Swift arrived in a lacy Ralph Lauren gown with exposed shoulders, revealing a sweet yet seductive side to her fans.

By BILLY FARRELL/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Showing more red-carpet versatility and the ability to work a train, Swift chose this dramatic J. Mendel Couture gown for the 2011 Met Ball.

By CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Swift made a daring risk at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party by shedding the conservative hemlines in this Zuhair Murad mini-dress—a win indeed.

From Fairchild Archive.

After the success of her 2010 album, Speak Now, Swift was awarded entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. She accepted the prestigious award in a flowing, embellished Elie Saab Couture gown perfectly fitting for her triumph.

by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic.

Ever a red-carpet chameleon, Swift mixed it up in this peach J. Mendel mini-dress for the 2011 People’s Choice Awards.

by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic.

At the following year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Swift was awarded, yet again, Entertainer of the Year. Swift’s single “Mean” was also nominated for best video at the ceremony. Note the white-hot J. Mendel gown, the bangs, and how the fierce waves of the dress match her blond hair.

by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Emboldened to take risks in her old age (that’s a joke, people), Swift chose this sleek J. Mendel suit for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

by ANDREAS BRANCH/patrickmcmullan.com.

Starting off her year right, Swift was nominated for a Golden Globe for her original song for 2012’s The Hunger Games. The odds were in her favor in this sultry Donna Karan Atelier gown.

From Fairchild Archive.

In this plunging Ralph Lauren gown, Swift makes bold moves toward a sexier red-carpet appearance—a new look for the 24-year-old singer.

by ANDREAS BRANCH/PatrickMcMullan.com.

Embracing this new boldness, Swift rocks a short, beaded Elie Saab dress in a silhouette that works extremely well for her, at the 2013 N.R.J. Music Awards in Cannes.

by Francois Durand/Getty Images.

The former country-music heroine secured her status as a worldwide music and style icon by accepting the International Artist Award at the 40 Principales Awards 2013 in Madrid.

From Europa Press/Getty Images.

At the 2013 Grammys, Swift gave us a return to full-on Grecian glamour in a pleated J. Mendel gown. It’s hard to believe that someone can look this flawless in the aftermath of a breakup—but we guess that’s why they write breakup songs, isn’t it? For all kinds of closure, except the type that gets in the way of a fierce, revealing dress.

by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

At the following year’s awards ceremony, Swift wore a Gucci chain-mail gown, paving the way for Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian West to follow suit years later.

From Getty Images.

After dropping her music video for “Shake It Off,” the lead single from her now platinum album 1989, Swift arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards a week later wearing a surprising Mary Katrantzou bodysuit. But 1989-era Taylor Swift was just getting started.

From Getty Images.

After performing at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Swift brought sexiness and glamour to the pink carpet, while also doing her best Angelina Jolie leg.

From Getty Images.

For the 2015 Grammys, Swift turned in her crystal gowns for a teal ombré Elie Saab dress with magenta heels.

From Getty Images.

Continuing her 2015 style transformation, she arrived on the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards in a white Balmain jumpsuit, featuring a plunging neckline and multiple cutouts.

From Getty Images.

Then there was the 2015 V.M.A.s, where Swift went home with the most awards of the night, including video of the year for “Bad Blood.” With her squad in tow, she sparkled in a matching Ashish crop top and cinched pants.

From Getty Images.

Swift began another year of style (and hair) transformations at the 2016 Grammys in an Atelier Versace bandeau top and floor-length skirt, while also debuting her new blunt bob.

From Getty Images.

While walking the red carpet at Vanity Fair’s Oscars party, Swift showed off what may be her sexiest look to date. Her couture Alexandre Vauthier gown included a thigh-high slit and a neckline that just barely missed her belly button.

From Getty Images.

After chopping off even more of her hair for her May 2016 Vogue cover, Swift took it to the next step by dyeing it bleach blonde. She kept up the edge for her hosting duties at the Met Gala, where she wore a silver cutout Louis Vuitton dress, paired with lace-up sandals and a dark lip.

From Getty Images.

Every Eminem Feature: 2010-2013

50 Cent – Murder One (feat. Eminem)

Despite the fact that Eminem only appears on the intro, “Murder One” is a standout track on The Lost Tape, 50’s tenth mixtape. Em’s voice cuts clear through the grimy, NY beat that showcases 50’s talent while in his element. We had to throw it in.

50 Cent – My Life (feat. Eminem & Adam Levine)

50 Cent proved he was willing to try anything in his comeback, following a string of album delays, label feuds, and lackluster chart performance. Levine’s nasally, high-pitched vocals provide a jarring contrast to 50 and Em’s flow, an odd choice that is overshadowed by the verses delivered without pause from the two rappers. While 50 touts his comeback in: “I’m doing what I’m supposed to, I’m a writer, I’m a fighter/Entrepreneur, fresh out the sewer, watch me maneuver/What’s it to you? The track I lace it, it’s better than basic/This is my recovery, my comeback, kid,” Em is poised for revenge with his longtime friend: “Feels like I’ma snap any minute, yeah, it’s happenin’ again/And I’m thinking about just saying/Motherfuck everybody that’s up in this bitch but 50!” 

Obie Trice – Richard (feat. Eminem)

“Richard” is a solid contribution to Bottoms Up, Obie Trice’s first studio album released since 2006’s Second Round’s On Me. Obie and Em deliver on the track, despite the abrasive, fife-addled Statik Selektah beat. Switching up his rhyme scheme multiple times in the same verse, Em extends far on the track to also deliver a hook in his Shady accent. Notable lyrics: “Only a ruthless bastard would do this/Take a toothles bitch with no taste buds to Ruth Chris/Give her toothpicks, stop on the way home/Pick up two Big Bufords/Girl, you got a nice pair, but you’re plum stupid!” 

Pink – Here Comes The Weekend (feat. Eminem)

After her initial appearance on Recovery, Pink and Slim collaborated once more for the pop star’s “Here Comes The Weekend” from her sixth album The Truth About Love. Pink’s alt-punk pop vibes mesh with Em’s frantic callouts of everyone from Diddy, to Biggie, to Urkel. Successfully crossing genre lines, the track is a merging of two wildly different styles, and two wildly popular artists.

Rihanna – Numb (feat. Eminem)

Just as in “Love The Way You Lie,” Em and Rihanna dig for inspiration from their personal lives in “Numb,” off of RiRi’s seventh studio album Unapologetic. Both artists offer this “homage” to drugs as a vessel to numb the gritty realities of the everyday struggle, with Rihanna’s “Ecstasy in the air, I don’t care” echoing Eminem’s “Look me in my eyeball/Do I look high? No, I love the way you lie girl.”

Skylar Grey – C’mon Let Me Ride (feat. Eminem)

Em’s lackluster verse can do little to save Grey’s blunt-force bastardization of Queen’s “Bicycle” in “C’mon Let Me Ride.” The rapper seemingly phones in his lines, sticking to the song’s far-from-subtle sex vibes, going so far as to compare his penis size to that of Godzilla. “Got this bitch gagging, they call me the broad killer/I’m the cousin of Godzilla/’Cause I spit fire and my dick is draggin’/Zig-zaggin’ up the avenue, pulling these chicks in my antagonist wagon.” Radio fodder? Sure. A solid Em track? Not even close. 

Unfortunately, Em only hopped on the chorus/hook (once again) for Shady Records’ hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse track. Keeping with the trope of Slaughterhouse promoted as an insane group willing to spit anything on a track, Em’s “The lunatics now run the asylum/The doctors are dead, nurses are tied up/They’ve taken it over and barricaded themselves inside it/The lunatics now run the asylum” hook is well-placed. 

Slaughterhouse – Our House (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey)

While each verse on the track holds its weight, it’s the flow-by-flow competition between Crooked l and Eminem that make “Our House” stand out. Skylar Grey’s muted vocals behind the marching drum beat provides a necessary break for each member of the group to switch up the beat and make the flow their own. “Rap is the only thing that I was ever really, bad to the bone at/Guess I’m similar to, gangrene in them, ain’t grieving them/Hulk Smash, so much passion but no compassion/If eyes are the windows to the soul then it’s/Broken glass and there’s no trespassing” Em raps, slowly ramping up the aggression in his verse. 

Slaughterhouse – Throw That (feat. Eminem)

The fifth single off of Slaughterhouse’s Welcome to: Our House, “Throw That” is a club banger that has a straightforward Em hook in: “Those lips and those childbearing hips/I’ll throw this, I’ll throw this dick on you girl” accompanied by an intro of the same theme: “Gonna make you feel me, gonna shake this building till I make you spill drinks/Girl, this whole building is probably filled with little dingalings.”

Kevin Hart Slammed By Followers Just after Posing 50 %-Bare On Instagram

It may possibly be time for Kevin Hart to place his telephone down! The comic has continued to use social media just after his pretty community sexual intercourse scandal involving Montia Sabbag, and his most current submit as soon as again is not putting him in the best light. As the world identified out, he cheated on his wife Eniko Parrish when partying in Las Vegas back in August when she is expecting with their 1st youngster.

Jennifer Lopez sports supermarket vest on Second Act set

Jennifer Lopez was stripped of her pop diva glamour Monday as she sported a blue ‘Value Shop’ vest during her first day of filming Second Act at a Queens supermarket.

The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was ‘here to help’ as Maya, a Costco-style employee who ‘reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.’

The Bronx-born beauty gave her blondette bob a big boost with hair extensions and she rocked hoop earrings while on the Astoria set.

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Stripped of her pop diva glamour! Jennifer Lopez sported a blue 'Value Shop' vest during her first day of filming Second Act at a Queens supermarket on Monday

Stripped of her pop diva glamour! Jennifer Lopez sported a blue 'Value Shop' vest during her first day of filming Second Act at a Queens supermarket on Monday

Stripped of her pop diva glamour! Jennifer Lopez sported a blue ‘Value Shop’ vest during her first day of filming Second Act at a Queens supermarket on Monday

JLo’s purple turtleneck and black skinny jeans were a far cry from the usually fabulous attire that costume designer Patricia Field used to select for the foursome on HBO’s Sex and the City.

The Shades of Blue actress – who boasts 155.1M social media followers – gushed on Instagram: ‘Sooooo happy working with this fashion icon!’

Also joining the Puerto Rican singer in the market was her real-life BFF, Leah Remini playing the ‘Ethel to her Lucy.’

Last month, the 47-year-old mother-of-one scored her first Emmy Award for producing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E. 

In costume: The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was 'here to help' as Maya, a Costco-style employee who 'reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do'

In costume: The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was 'here to help' as Maya, a Costco-style employee who 'reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do'

In costume: The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was 'here to help' as Maya, a Costco-style employee who 'reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do'

In costume: The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was 'here to help' as Maya, a Costco-style employee who 'reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do'

In costume: The 48-year-old Golden Globe nominee was ‘here to help’ as Maya, a Costco-style employee who ‘reinvents her life to show Madison Avenue what street smarts can do’

Shoulder length: The Bronx-born beauty gave her blondette bob a big boost with hair extensions and she rocked hoop earrings while on the Astoria set

Shoulder length: The Bronx-born beauty gave her blondette bob a big boost with hair extensions and she rocked hoop earrings while on the Astoria set

Shoulder length: The Bronx-born beauty gave her blondette bob a big boost with hair extensions and she rocked hoop earrings while on the Astoria set

Hard at work: JLo's purple turtleneck and black skinny jeans were a far cry from the usually fabulous attire that costume designer Patricia Field (R) selected on HBO's Sex and the City

Hard at work: JLo's purple turtleneck and black skinny jeans were a far cry from the usually fabulous attire that costume designer Patricia Field (R) selected on HBO's Sex and the City

Hard at work: JLo’s purple turtleneck and black skinny jeans were a far cry from the usually fabulous attire that costume designer Patricia Field (R) selected on HBO’s Sex and the City

The Shades of Blue actress - who boasts 155.1M social media followers - gushed on Instagram: 'Sooooo happy working with this fashion icon!'

The Shades of Blue actress - who boasts 155.1M social media followers - gushed on Instagram: 'Sooooo happy working with this fashion icon!'

The Shades of Blue actress – who boasts 155.1M social media followers – gushed on Instagram: ‘Sooooo happy working with this fashion icon!’

The Kevin Can Wait funnywoman has frequently credited her A-list alliance with Jennifer for giving her the strength to leave the Church of Scientology after 34 years.

The cameras were also rolling as Lopez shot an establishing scene of her humble character riding a bus.

The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer’s first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which received mixed reviews and earned a measly $38K at the box office.

Director Peter Segal (Grudge Match, Tommy Boy) is at the helm of Second Act and he was spotted instructing the two-time Grammy nominee in between takes.

'So excited!' Also joining the Puerto Rican singer in the market was her real-life BFF, Leah Remini playing the 'Ethel to her Lucy'

'So excited!' Also joining the Puerto Rican singer in the market was her real-life BFF, Leah Remini playing the 'Ethel to her Lucy'

‘So excited!’ Also joining the Puerto Rican singer in the market was her real-life BFF, Leah Remini playing the ‘Ethel to her Lucy’

Rebel: Last month, the 47-year-old mother-of-one scored her first Emmy Award for producing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E

Rebel: Last month, the 47-year-old mother-of-one scored her first Emmy Award for producing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E

Rebel: Last month, the 47-year-old mother-of-one scored her first Emmy Award for producing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E

Running lines: The Kevin Can Wait funnywoman has frequently credited her A-list alliance with Jennifer for giving her the strength to leave the Church of Scientology after 34 years

Running lines: The Kevin Can Wait funnywoman has frequently credited her A-list alliance with Jennifer for giving her the strength to leave the Church of Scientology after 34 years

Running lines: The Kevin Can Wait funnywoman has frequently credited her A-list alliance with Jennifer for giving her the strength to leave the Church of Scientology after 34 years

The World of Dance judge is also producing the project – said to be a return to her Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law fare – filming through the end of this month in New York.

At 6am, Lopez shared a make-up free Insta-story of herself on the way to the set captioned: ‘Day one!!! Second Act!!’ 

Missing from action Monday was Powerless starlet Vanessa Hudgens, who portrays Zoe, a young executive at a consumer goods company – according to Deadline. 

Action! The cameras were also rolling as Lopez shot an establishing scene of her humble character riding a bus

Action! The cameras were also rolling as Lopez shot an establishing scene of her humble character riding a bus

Action! The cameras were also rolling as Lopez shot an establishing scene of her humble character riding a bus

Still Jenny from the block: The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer's first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which earned $38K at the box office

Still Jenny from the block: The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer's first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which earned $38K at the box office

Still Jenny from the block: The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer's first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which earned $38K at the box office

Still Jenny from the block: The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer's first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which earned $38K at the box office

Still Jenny from the block: The STXfilms romantic comedy marks Jennifer’s first onscreen feature role since the 2015 crime-drama Lila & Eve, which earned $38K at the box office

Quiet on the set! Director Peter Segal (Grudge Match, Tommy Boy) is at the helm of Second Act and he was spotted instructing the two-time Grammy nominee in between takes

Quiet on the set! Director Peter Segal (Grudge Match, Tommy Boy) is at the helm of Second Act and he was spotted instructing the two-time Grammy nominee in between takes

Quiet on the set! Director Peter Segal (Grudge Match, Tommy Boy) is at the helm of Second Act and he was spotted instructing the two-time Grammy nominee in between takes

Mega-watt smile: The World of Dance judge is also producing the project  filming through the end of this month in New York

Mega-watt smile: The World of Dance judge is also producing the project  filming through the end of this month in New York

Mega-watt smile: The World of Dance judge is also producing the project filming through the end of this month in New York

That same morning, Jennifer shared a loved-up Instagram snap of herself embracing boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the gym captioned: ‘You make my heart and soul smile and I [heart] you!’

Last Thursday, the 42-year-old MLB third baseman-turned-commentator revealed his daughters – Natasha, 12; and Ella, 9 – with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis ‘look at her like she’s the Messiah.’

‘She is such a great role model,’ the Shark Tank star told People.  

At 6am, Lopez shared a make-up free Insta-story of herself on the way to the set captioned: 'Day one!!! Second Act!!'

At 6am, Lopez shared a make-up free Insta-story of herself on the way to the set captioned: 'Day one!!! Second Act!!'

At 6am, Lopez shared a make-up free Insta-story of herself on the way to the set captioned: ‘Day one!!! Second Act!!’

'Look who else is joining me?' Powerless starlet Vanessa Hudgens (L) will portray Zoe, a young executive at a consumer goods company - according to Deadline

'Look who else is joining me?' Powerless starlet Vanessa Hudgens (L) will portray Zoe, a young executive at a consumer goods company - according to Deadline

‘Look who else is joining me?’ Powerless starlet Vanessa Hudgens (L) will portray Zoe, a young executive at a consumer goods company – according to Deadline

‘When they’re in Las Vegas, I don’t think they leave Jennifer’s side. They go to the locker room early with Jennifer and help her get dressed and are part of the assistant team backstage…They’re super thrilled!’

A-Rod and JLo – who’ve been dating since March – raised over $35M for Puerto Rican hurricane relief with their One Voice: Somos Live! telethon on October 14.

On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max – nicknamed ‘Coconuts’ – with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony.

That same morning, Jennifer shared a loved-up snap of herself embracing boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the gym captioned: 'You make my heart and soul smile and I [heart] you!'

That same morning, Jennifer shared a loved-up snap of herself embracing boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the gym captioned: 'You make my heart and soul smile and I [heart] you!'

That same morning, Jennifer shared a loved-up snap of herself embracing boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the gym captioned: ‘You make my heart and soul smile and I [heart] you!’

'They're super thrilled!' Last Thursday, the 42-year-old MLB third baseman-turned-commentator revealed his daughters - Natasha (L), 12; and Ella, 9 - with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis 'look at her like she's the Messiah'

'They're super thrilled!' Last Thursday, the 42-year-old MLB third baseman-turned-commentator revealed his daughters - Natasha (L), 12; and Ella, 9 - with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis 'look at her like she's the Messiah'

‘They’re super thrilled!’ Last Thursday, the 42-year-old MLB third baseman-turned-commentator revealed his daughters – Natasha (L), 12; and Ella, 9 – with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis ‘look at her like she’s the Messiah’

Impressive: A-Rod and JLo - who've been dating since March - raised over $35M for Puerto Rican hurricane relief with their One Voice: Somos Live! telethon on October 14

Impressive: A-Rod and JLo - who've been dating since March - raised over $35M for Puerto Rican hurricane relief with their One Voice: Somos Live! telethon on October 14

Impressive: A-Rod and JLo – who’ve been dating since March – raised over $35M for Puerto Rican hurricane relief with their One Voice: Somos Live! telethon on October 14

Nicknamed 'Coconuts': On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony

Nicknamed 'Coconuts': On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony

Nicknamed 'Coconuts': On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony

Nicknamed 'Coconuts': On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony

Nicknamed ‘Coconuts’: On Sunday, Lopez rode bicycles to the beach with her nine-year-old fraternal twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband #3, Marc Anthony

Matt Damon says he knew Harvey Weinstein was a ‘womanizer’





Matt Damon knew Harvey Weinstein was a “womanizer” and an “[expletive]” but said he never thought the disgraced producer engaged in “criminal sexual predation.”

Damon and George Clooney discussed the Weinstein scandal with ABC’s Michael Strahan in an interview that aired Monday morning on “Good Morning America.”

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Damon rose to fame in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” the Weinstein-produced film in which he starred with his long-time friend Ben Affleck.

Damon told ABC that Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment and assault, signed Damon up for a three-picture deal. On one of those films, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” he worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the many actresses who has come forward in recent days to say that Weinstein sexually harassed her. Paltrow, who dated Affleck in the late 1990s, told Affleck about Weinstein’s inappropriate advances.

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Affleck, in turn, told Damon.


“I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben,” Damon told Strahan. “I never talked to Gwyneth about it. Ben told me . . . but I knew that . . . they had come to whatever, you know, agreement or understanding that they had come to, she had handled it.”

Clooney said that Weinstein had told him that he’d had affairs with numerous actresses, but the actor said he never quite believed it.

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“But the idea that this predator, this assaulter . . . was out there silencing women like that . . . it’s beyond infuriating,” Clooney said in the interview, which was promoting the new film “Suburbicon.”

Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of behavior ranging from sexual harassment to assault to rape. He was fired from the company that bears his name, and his wife, Georgina Chapman, is reportedly divorcing him.

While Weinstein admits to inappropriate behavior over his three-decade career, he denies that any sexual contact was “non-consensual.” Meanwhile, according to gossip site TMZ, the film mogul flew to Arizona for a one-week outpatient program to deal with emotional issues, including “the beginnings of work on empathy,” according to a psychologist who treated Weinstein. The program reportedly ended on Saturday.

After the news of the one-week rehab broke, TMZ reported that Weinstein will stay in Arizona for another month.

Damon has been on the defensive about Weinstein since shortly after The New York Times and The New Yorker published their exposes about the Hollywood mogul. Writing in TheWrap.com, Sharon Waxman, a former reporter for The New York Times, said she’d looked into allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, and his relationship with a man named Fabrizio Lombardo, whose duties seemed to include procuring women for Weinstein.

“After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted,” Waxman wrote.

Damon has denied that he intervened in order to protect Weinstein.

“As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us,” he told Deadline.com.

While Damon told ABC that “You had to spend about five minutes with [Weinstein] to know that he was a bully. He was intimidating. Miramax was the place, really the place, that was making great stuff in the ’90s. And it was like, ‘Could you survive Harvey?’ ”

Despite hearing the rumors, Damon told Strahan he never saw such behavior from Weinstein in public. “If he did . . . if there was ever an event or something that I was at in public with Harvey, and he was doing this kind of thing . . . I missed it. And if I somehow missed it, then I’m sorry. . . .

“That darkness was his . . . he did that in private.”


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