The Entertation Index: January 9
Antoinette, Marie – German actress Diane Kruger and French actress Lea Seydoux have teamed up with director Benoit Jacquot to make Farewell My Queen, about “the early days of the Revolution from the point of view of servants working at Versailles.” The movie will compete for the Berlin Film Festival’s coveted Golden Bear prize. More interesting, though, is that the film industry keeps making movies about Marie Antoinette.
Link: New French Queen Movie (BBC)
Beyonce – The super-successful R&B/pop singer gave birth this weekend to a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter. Since everything she touches turns to gold, watch for Beyonce’s new baby-poop fragrance Blue Ivy to be released in just a few weeks.
Link: Beyonce Gives Birth (Herald Sun)
Dunst, Kirsten – Dunst won the 2011 National Society of Film Critics best actress award for her work in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, a film about a woman struggling with depressive feelings as another planet hurtles toward Earth. For those of you who said after watching The Crow: Salvation, “The world will end before Kirsten Dunst wins a major acting award,” I guess this sort of counts.
Link: Dunst Wins Award (The Celebrity Cafe)
Hoang, Huong – The formerly anonymous actress, who has appeared in movies like Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver and Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors, filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Amazon for revealing her age. If she wins, her payday will probably be more than all her movies have grossed.
Link: Anonymity Lawsuit (Huffington Post)
Pitt, Brad and Clooney, George – For their lifelong achievements and their film work this year, the two venerated actors received several accolades at the Palm Springs Film Festival ahead of the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. It is rumored that these 2012 awards shows will soon be renamed “Clooney and Pitt’s Lives Somehow Get Better.”
Link: Actors Get Awards Again (Washington Post)
Simpsons, The – To honor the animated series’ 500th episode, FOX will hold a contest where one superfan will win $10,500 by outlasting other viewers watching continuously up to 500 episodes of the show. It’s telling, and a little sad, that prior generations’ grueling marathons were of the They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? dancing variety, while today’s marathons are people sitting on their asses eating Taco Bell and watching more TV than anyone else.
Link: Simpsons 500th (TV By the Numbers)