Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HELEN MIRREN TO FIGHT FOR 'THE GOLDEN LADY'! 1ST PIC FROM BBC WWI SERIES 'THE CRIMSON FIELD'! DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT & JANE KACZMAREK IN 'HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY' SITCOM! MATT BARR IN CW'S 'IDENTITY' SHOW

HELEN MIRREN 
IN 'THE GOLDEN LADY'
Her Cinematic Highness Helen Mirren, who won a BAFTA last weekend, is negotiating to take the lead role in THE GOLDEN LADY which will be directed by MY WEEKEND WITH MARILYN helmer Simon Curtis. According to 'Daily Mail', the movie, based on a true story, would tell the story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who launched a legal battle back in the 1980s in order to reclaim five paintings by Gustav Klimt which were stolen by the Nazis. Among those paintings was 'The Lady In Gold', portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer I, which is worth over $130 million.
DEZZY'S ART LESSON
Although the heirs of the original owner of THE LADY IN GOLD painting won the case at court against the state of Austria, they sold it some years after for the above stated sum of money to Neue Galerie in New York, where you can still see it displayed today!  Made of oil and gold on canvas, it took three years to be painted, and it was commissioned by Adele's rich husband, sugar magnate! 

DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT IN
'HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY' SITCOM AT FOX
In TV news, 'Deadline' writes that David James Elliott will head the cast of HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY sitcom at Fox! The comedy will focus on a stunted, set-in-his-ways thirty something man living with his mom (Jane Kaczmarek) who finds his perfectly organized world upended when she gets married — and her new husband (Elliott) plus his three teenage children move in. Elliott’s Mike is a ruggedly handsome, straightforward, ‘man’s man’ widower.

BBC 'CRIMSON FIELD' WWI HISTORICAL SERIES
Check out the first picture from BBC's new six part mini series THE CRIMSON FIELD (it was previously titled THE ARK) which will air this spring in April marking the 100 years after the start of World War I. Starring British stars Kevin Doyle, Richard Rankin, Alex Wyndham, Hermione Norris and Oona Chaplin,  it will tell the touching and intriguing story of a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers working together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches of the First World War.

CW HIRES MATT BARR
FOR NEW 'IDENTITY' SHOW
Meanwhile, over at CW they have just hired Matt Barr (HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS) to star opposite Ahna O'Reilly in new show IDENTITY!  A rather tricky story follows Mia (O’Reilly), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Barr), the charming, privileged only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. As Davis bonds with his newfound sister, he begins to question his family’s nefarious plans.



33 comments:

  1. That's some wavy do on the last dude.

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    1. I wanted to post his shirtless pic because the man is stunning under there :) but there were just paparazzi ones :(

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    2. Maybe some will show up, sooner or later. Then you can post his hunky monkey shirtless body.

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  2. I'd watch just about anything with Helen Mirren - that woman just keeps getting better with age. :)

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    1. the funny thing is that she isn't even that old as most people think, she is barely in her 60s :)

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  3. I love Klimt, so beautiful and unique. I'd like to see that movie.

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    1. he's a bit too weird for my own taste, but I do love the golden aspect of that painting. I just find it ridiculous and even slightly offensive that any kind of object would be that expensive. You could solve world hunger with that kind of money :(

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    2. absolutely, Fran, I mean, I appriciate art, but no thing in this planet should be that expensive. It's just crazy. With that kind of money you can buy houses to hundreds of thousands of people and cure the same number of ill people too.

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    3. The art market is driven by wealthy, self indulgent, people who have a desperate need to acquire objects to increase their self esteem. Those people are too self indulgent to give a shite about the poor or the planet.

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    4. 'tis true. I've never understood the need to have monumental palaces, thousands of companies, what's the point? The meaning of getting rich is to share the riches in order to make the world a better place.

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  4. Anything with Helen Mirren or about WWI I'm there.

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  5. I liked your tidbit of history on The Lady In Gold. If I'm ever at the museum in New York , I'll have to check it out.

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  6. I bet you Crimson Field is going to be Amazing!!!

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  7. I just don't understand how a freaking painting can be worth $130 million. If I had that kind of cash, I certainly wouldn't blow it on a painting!

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    1. me neither, sister, especially since the painting in question isn't really that amazing :)

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  8. Love Helen Mirren. If she's in it, I'll watch it. Within reason ....

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  9. Thanks for the free art lesson!
    If you require payment I am great at bartering with chickens. Dogs not so much...no one wants Chiweenies theis days.

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  10. Helen Mirren will always be classy and amazing. Such a talent.

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    1. I'm not sure about classy (she often poses nude even in her late age :) but amazing yes!

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  11. First time I've seen the painting, not much of a fan of it.

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  12. If Helen Mirren is in it, I'm going to see it. I'm not sure about the two TV shows though. Thanks!

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