Tuesday, December 4, 2012

News: Dec 4, 2012

A few more tickets for both Indoor Garden Parties on December 8th:

20 tickets per show will be released today at 4.30pm ET book by phone 212 967 7555 

2012 Satellite Awards: Les Misérables Soars With 10 Nominations

Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of the hit stage musical continues to build critical steam, snagging 10 nominations for the International Press Academy's Satellite Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. (E! Online)

 Liz Smith in The Huffington Post

FROM STAGE to Screen: I attended a very special screening of Tom Hooper's massive movie adaptation of Les Miserables. (Hooper directed the Oscar-winning The King's Speech.) There is a great big embargo about reviewing the movie right now -- it opens on Christmas Day. And as I don't wish to be banned from Peggy Siegal's events, I'll comply, grudgingly. I will say this; the film is unsparingly intense. All the hype about Anne Hathaway's Oscar chances in the role of Fantine is for once hype with spine. She is brilliant, heartbreaking. If she wins the Oscar it will be well-deserved. There was no embargo on the after-party at Porter House, attended by almost the entire cast, including Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne. (Eddie will be the movie's breakout star.)   

‘Les Miserables’ Cast Best Friends, Way More Fun Than Us

  • Russell Crowe (yes, Russell Crowe) organized a karaoke night for the entire cast the night before filming began.
  • And this is what Anne Hathaway had to say about karaoke night; ”You have not lived until you see something as adorable as Amanda [Seyfried] wearing a green Kermit suit rapping to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’.”
  • Speaking of Seyfried, the cast sang “Happy Birthday” to her Sunday after the film’s NYC premiere while Hugh Jackman gave her a lapdance. And even Anna Wintour was smiling.
  • Anne Hathaway got to eat oatmeal paste throughout filming!  (NewNowNext)


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