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Victoria Beckham’s Most Memorable Looks

In honor of her 41st birthday

Fashion designer, singer, mother … model? Leave it to Victoria Beckham to be the most stylish walking advertisement of all time. The Spice Girl-turned-acclaimed fashion designer is celebrating her 41st birthday today, and we’re taking a look back at her most memorable sartorial moments in honor of it.

Whether on the street, at the airport, or on the red carpet Beckham always has impeccable outfits—and more often than not she’s donning her own designs. And when it comes to developing your personal style, Beckham has an important tip to keep in mind. “At the beginning, you should try everything. Good, bad, awful,” she previously told InStyle. “As you get older, you start getting a good idea of what suits you. Trust your gut, not a stylist or a rule maker.”

One thing’s certain: Victoria Beckham will always be fashionably Posh to us.

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This article originally appeared on InStyle.com.

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Tom Hardy Used ‘Sesame Street’ To Prepare for ‘Child 44’

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Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images British actor Tom Hardy poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the UK premiere of "Child 44" in central London on April 16, 2015.

Tom Hardy used unlikely inspiration for his new role

Tom Hardy tapped an unlikely source to get ready to play a Russian secret agent: the Count from Sesame Street.

The British actor stars as a Russian agent on the trail of serial killer murdering small boys during the end of the Stalin era of the Soviet Union in Child 44. At the film’s London premiere, Hardy quipped that he watched Sesame Street to prepare for the role. “The Count speaks just like it,” he said.

Some reviewers have criticized the overwrought Russian accents in the thriller, which stars mostly British and American actors. The movie was banned from Russian movie theaters this week because the country’s culture ministry deemed it “historically inaccurate.”

[Variety]

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Josh Hartnett Reveals He Regrets Turning Down Batman

The Batman part was ultimately given to Christopher Bale

Actor Josh Hartnett is a Hollywood star, but he says he says some career regrets. The Black Hawk Down star told Playboy this week that he should have grabbed the Batman role in Christopher’s Nolan remake.

“Relationships were formed in the fire of that first Batman film and I should have been part of the relationship with this guy Nolan,” he said.

The Batman part was ultimately given to Christopher Bale, who played the role throughout the trilogy. Bale also starred in Nolan’s film The Prestige.

“I was so focused on not being pigeonholed and so scared of being considered only one thing as an actor,” Hartnett said. “Watching Christian Bale go on to do so many other things has been just awesome. I mean, he’s been able to overcome that. Why couldn’t I see that at the time?”

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Ryan Gosling Might Star in the Blade Runner Sequel

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Foc Kan—FilmMagic Ryan Gosling attends the 'Lost River' premiere

The actor is in negotiations to star in the 'Blade Runner' sequel alongside original star Harrison Ford

Fans everywhere are swooning at the thought of a Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford bromance onscreen — Gosling is in talks to star in the Blade Runner sequel.

The sequel, directed by Denis Villeneuve, will take place many years after the end of the 1982 original in which Harrison Ford’s character Rick Deckard was tasked with hunting down and killing machines that are almost identical to humans, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ford will be reprising his role in the sequel.

Principal photography for the film will start in the summer of 2016.

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Batman v. Superman Trailer Leaks Online

Batman Vs. Superman

The trailer officially premieres in IMAX theaters Monday

The hotly anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer leaked online Thursday before being taken down minutes later.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trailer begins with a voice asking, “Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?”

The clip proceeds through shots of Superman with different voiceovers, then an image of Ben Affleck appears (he is starring as Batman, Henry Caville as Superman), and finally, the two superheroes come face to face.

The trailer was supposed to premiere in IMAX theaters Monday. The movie is set to be released March 25, 2016.

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Behind the Music of Country’s Founding Family

As the Academy of Country Music Awards celebrates 50 years, a look back at the influence of the Carter Family

When Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton take the stage at Sunday’s 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, they will be continuing a music tradition that began a century ago in the mountains of Virginia. If there can be only one father of country music, it would be A.P. Carter. And if there’s only one founding family of the genre, it’s the Carter family.

Alvin Pleasant Carter was marked by a ring of fire—though not the one his niece June would later write a song about. His mother Mollie, eight months pregnant with him, stood next to a tree that got struck by lightning and touched her belly as electricity coursed through the ground. A.P. was born with a tremor that would later touch his singing voice with an unmistakably special quality.

The Carter family became a family when A.P. married Sara Dougherty, whom he fell in love with after hearing the sound of her voice as she played the autoharp. Sara’s cousin Maybelle later married A.P.’s brother Ezra, or “Eck,” and among them they had a brood of six, three children per couple.

A.P. was a masterful songwriter, carrying a yellow pad of paper wherever he went in case inspiration struck, which it often did. But his songs were a blend of original tunes and the melodies and lyrics he picked up in the Virginia mountains as he traveled from house to house selling fruit trees. Much of the country music canon originated from the Carters’ transformation of traditional folk songs into popular recorded music, replete with simple yet poignant harmonies.

Sara was known for her deep lead voice, and Maybelle for the original style of guitar picking so influential it now bears the family’s name. When Maybelle’s young daughter Anita sang a song before producers one day—about a “purdy liddle kitty cat”—they were so impressed that they asked if there were more like her at home. And there were: her sisters Helen and June, the latter of whom would later marry Johnny Cash.

The photos Eric Schaal took of the family in 1941 were bumped by bigger news the week they were meant to run in LIFE: the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But the family’s legacy has endured, with generations of musicians citing them as a major influence. And not just country musicians, either. Jerry Garcia perhaps captured it best when he said, “Whenever I write a song, there’s a little piece of the Carter Family in there.”

Liz Ronk, who edited this gallery, is the Photo Editor for LIFE.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LizabethRonk.

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ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Suspended After Foul-Mouthed Rant

ESPN confirmed Thursday had suspended McHenry for a week

ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video of a foul-mouthed rant went viral on Thursday.

“I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f***ing sue this place,” McHenry can be seen telling a worker at Advance Towing in Arlington, Va., after her car was impounded.

The 28-year-old also criticized the woman’s appearance telling her to “lose some weight, baby girl,” and asking, “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? Cause they look so stunning … Cause I’m on television and you’re in a f***ing trailer, honey.”

The Washington, D.C.-based reporter also accused the attendant of being stupid…

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The Guy on New Zealand’s The Bachelor Has Been Friend-Zoned 3 Times and It’s Only Week 5

Those New Zealand girls are hard to please

When you’re on a reality TV show whose sole objective is to find you true love, getting friend-zoned and having a girl walk out on you is the last thing you want happening. But that’s exactly what’s been happening to Auckland businessman Arthur Green on the New Zealand edition of The Bachelor. Three times.

Danielle B, a lawyer, left on Wednesday, Australian news website news.com.au reports, after saying there was “no spark” between her and Arthur.

Her walkout took place a week after Danielle L — who reportedly spent 18 months in jail for stealing from her employer — said it would be “disingenuous” to continue when she clearly didn’t have feelings for him.

Rosie, meanwhile, barely lasted a night on the show. “He is a nice guy, but when he said he did not want to come to the Middle East with me and be my bodyguard, that was the deal-breaker,” she said.

He’s also apparently not a very good kisser.

Add to that a bikini slip, a broken wrist and an on-camera fart, and it’s clear the New Zealand version of The Bachelor is miles ahead of the U.S. one in terms of entertainment value.

Y’all been watching the wrong edition. Learn more about New Zealand’s here.

[News.com.au]

 

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Jennifer Lopez Will Pay Tribute to Selena at Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez honored the late singer Selena Quintanilla by portraying her on the silver screen almost two decades ago, and this year she will pay tribute to her again, this time at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Telemundo first announced the live tribute on Thursday afternoon on Al Rojo Vivo, then confirmed via Twitter.

“It’s an honor, a great honor to be able to, 20 years after her death, to do a tribute for Selena,” Lopez told Al Rojo Vivo. “She continues to be someone that inspires. It’s something that excites me very much. And I want to do something special, very special—just like she was—in this tribute.”

The Grammy-winning singer was murdered at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 31, 1995. Yolanda Saldívar, once head of her fan club, was convicted for the murder. Lopez’s role in the 1997 biopic Selena, which covered the stars rise to fame and her death, is often considered her breakout role.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will be broadcast live by Telemundo on April 30.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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‘Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made’ Charges Into Theaters

Director and star Noel Marshall in a scene from the film, “Roar.”
Drafthouse Films—AP Director and star Noel Marshall in a scene from the film “Roar

The movie is an ill-fated brainchild of Alfred Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren and her then husband, Exorcist producer Noel Marshall

(LOS ANGELES) — “No animals were harmed during the making of ‘Roar.’ But 70 members of the cast and crew were.” So claims a trailer for the theatrical re-release of a little-seen 1981 adventure film starring Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith and 150 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and elephants.

Touted as the most dangerous movie ever made, “Roar” was the ill-fated brainchild of Alfred Hitchcock muse Hedren and her then-husband, “Exorcist” producer Noel Marshall. Years past schedule and millions over budget, Hollywood eventually lost interest in “Roar” and the film was never released in North America.

Now, 34 years later, Drafthouse Films is giving “Roar” its big-screen due, re-releasing it in six theaters nationwide on Friday, then expanding it to about 50 cities through May. A DVD release is planned for later this summer.

The story loosely follows a wildlife preservationist whose family comes to visit him and is attacked in their home by the animals. Most of the film has the cast running and hiding in fear as they narrowly escape the all too real danger. Dozens of scenes show full grown lions chasing the actors, pawing at their faces and even wrestling them to the ground.

While the exact number of on-set injuries remains a point of contention, the “Roar” shoot was an OSHA nightmare. Many wounds were well-documented in press coverage at the time and also in Hedren’s 1985 book “The Cats of Shambala,” referring to her Shambala Preserve north of Los Angeles, where “Roar” was filmed.

In one instance, Hedren was bitten on the back of the head by a lion. She also suffered fractures and skin grafts after being thrown by an elephant. Then-teenager Melanie Griffith — who quit the project for a time because she didn’t want to come out of it with “half a face,” according to her mother — returned to the set, only to be mauled and clawed by a lion.

Marshall, who wrote, directed and starred in the film, suffered so many bites, including a few that made the final cut, that he was eventually stricken with gangrene. And Dutch cinematographer Jan de Bont, in his first U.S. shoot, required 120 stitches after being scalped by a lion.

“I got bit really bad early on,” said Noel Marshall’s son, John Marshall, who wore many hats on set in addition to acting in the film. He recalled a harrowing moment when a male lion latched onto his head. It took six men 25 minutes to separate the two. That encounter required 56 stitches.

“It was a very traumatic bite. But I went back two days later,” he said.

Noel Marshall (who died in 2010) was a fearless and unsympathetic leader during the shoot at Shambala, where the family lived. According to his son, the director often refused to call “cut,” even when the actors (mostly family members) cried out for help. He never wanted to lose a take. He also couldn’t show any weakness in front of the animals, his son said.

“Melanie and Tippi would try to gravitate to scenes with me. I would put their lives ahead of mine and they knew that,” said John Marshall, who was basically the only person on set who could stand up to his father.

As one of the few cast members willing to help promote the “Roar” re-release, John Marshall said he still gets nightmares about the experience.

“Don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful time. But it was stupid,” he said.

During the production, the Shambala Preserve set, located in rustic Soledad Canyon 50 miles north of Los Angeles, was destroyed by two wild fires and one flood. A few lions escaped during the deluge and local law enforcement had to shoot three of them.

And yet, as authentic as the terror is, “Roar’s” flimsy story and cheesy script are sorely lacking. Even Hedren admitted as much after seeing the film at its Australia premiere.

The $17 million film only made $2 million internationally. It was also the death knell for Hedren’s marriage to Noel Marshall.

And “Roar’s” problems continue.

Hedren had invited The Associated Press to her Shambala home for an interview about “Roar” and concerns regarding promotion of the ‘re-release. But she canceled when the Board of Directors of the preserve and her Roar Foundation asked her not to speak publicly about the film.

Through a spokesman, Hedren did tell the AP that promotion for the re-release was filled with “inaccuracies” and that she was “not thrilled.” She added, “There are too many for me to even begin to comment.”

Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the hip, Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, uses press quotes like “snuff version of ‘Swiss Family Robinson'” in its promos for “Roar.”

“I think she’s just lately come to not really be so proud of the film anymore,” said Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League, who was tipped off to its existence (and harrowing production) by indie director Greg Marcks. He immediately went in search of the rights holder and reached a deal with Olive Films to co-release the film.

League tried to contact Hedren before announcing Drafthouse’s plans to re-release the film but didn’t hear back until after the announcement was made.

“The whole thing is a mess,” said League. “A fascinating and lovable mess.”

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