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How Austin Butler Beat Out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller to Play Elvis

How Austin Butler Beat Out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller to Play Elvis

As Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” continues to wow audiences, Austin Butler is winning rave reviews and Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the iconic showman. Casting director Denise Chamian, CSA, first spotted Butler’s talent in 2013 when she was casting Wes Ball’s film “The Maze Runner.” Butler didn’t get a part because he played a little too young, but he remained on her radar. Butler came close to playing Rooster in “Top Gun: Maverick,” which Chamian also cast, but lost out to Miles Teller. However, the tables would turn when Chamian put Butler forward for Elvis in Luhrmann’s film. While...

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Anthony Powell, Three-Time Oscar-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 85

Anthony Powell, Three-Time Oscar-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 85

, the three-time Oscar-winning costume designer known for helping shape the looks of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, has died. He was 85.The Costume Designers Guild confirmed Powell’s death on Monday night on , writing: “Legendary English costume designer Anthony Powell passed away last weekend. He will be celebrated in a small, private gathering due to COVID restrictions and is survived by two nieces.” According to a from fellow designer Scott Traugott, Powell died on Friday evening.Powell’s Academy Awards came for “Travels with My Aunt” (1972), “Death on...

April 20, 2021
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Why 'Ma Rainey's' Creative Team Used Horsehair to Reflect Authentic Black Hairstyles of the 1920s

Why 'Ma Rainey's' Creative Team Used Horsehair to Reflect Authentic Black Hairstyles of the 1920s

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” hair department head Mia Neal had never worked with horsehair before until she needed to create wigs for the new Netflix film starring and Chadwick Boseman.Few photographs existed of the real Ma Rainey, known as the “Mother of the Blues,” but costume designer Ann Roth pointed to reading material that suggested Ma’s social status meant she would use wigs imported from Europe and they would be made of the highest quality horsehair.Both Roth and Neal decided they would keep that authentic and Neal, who previously worked on “Uncut Gems,” sought out horsehair to make...

December 19, 2020
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Eurovision Sets Sail for U.S. Shores as 'American Song Contest' (EXCLUSIVE)

Eurovision Sets Sail for U.S. Shores as 'American Song Contest' (EXCLUSIVE)

The “,” Europe’s popular music competition, one of the world’s biggest televised events and the platform that helped launch ABBA, is coming to America. “The ” is set to debut during the 2021 holiday season.Hoping to siphon off some of the magic of the beloved six-decade-old show, which draws over 200 million viewers to its grand finale, the premise for “The American Song Contest” will remain similar to the European version. Professional musical artists — solo singers, duos or groups up to six members — from each of the 50 states and across every musical genre will perform all original songs...

August 6, 2020
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Hollywood Is Banking That a Robot Named Erica Can Be the Next Movie Star

Hollywood Is Banking That a Robot Named Erica Can Be the Next Movie Star

She can’t get sick or be late to the set, and her hair and makeup needs are minimal: Her name is Erica, and Hollywood is hoping that a sophisticated robot can be its next big star. The synthetic actor has been cast in “,” a $70 million science-fiction movie which producer describes as “a James Bond meets Mission Impossible story with heart.”Scribe Tarek Zohdy (“1st Born”), says, the story is about scientists who create an AI robot named Erica who quickly realize the danger of this top-secret program that is trying to perfect a human through a non-human form.Variety caught up with the...

July 2, 2020
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Special Effects Artist Eddie Yang Is Making the Most Important Masks of His Career

Special Effects Artist Eddie Yang Is Making the Most Important Masks of His Career

As a special effects artist, is best known for making Iron Man’s suit using 3D printing technology. He’s used latex, rubber and digital technology to make masks and creatures, but now he’s making the most important mask of his career.He’s making medical face shields and masks for healthcare workers who need the equipment on the frontline of the pandemic.Like many, Yang found himself in a powerless situation, watching as coronavirus swept the world. “I wanted to do something to help,” Yang says from his studio in Chatsworth, California.Yang had the network, but not the means for...

April 7, 2020
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