It was all glitz and glamour of epic proportions on Hollywood Blvd. for the highly anticipated film "300: Rise Of An Empire" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday (March 4, 2014) in Hollywood.
Lena Headey looked edgy as she arrived wearing a low back dress and baring her tattoos to photographers and fans.
The 40-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by co-stars Eva Green, Callan Mulvey and Jack O'Connell. Headey will reprise the role of Queen Gorgo of Sparta from the first film while new face, and former Bond girl, Eva Green will be joining the franchise as a Persian naval commander, Artemisia.
The Noam Murro directed action movie (taking over from Zack Snyder) is the long-awaited sequel to 2007's box office hit '300,' and sees Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) lead a battle at sea to defeat the Persian navy after the demise of the Spartan land army.
“300: Rise of an Empire,” told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” is a new chapter of the epic saga, which takes the action to a new battlefield—the sea. The story pits the Greek general Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Knowing his only hope of defeating the overwhelming Persian armada is to unite all of Greece, Themistokles leads the charge that will change the course of the war. The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles and Eva Green as Artemisia. Reprising their roles from “300,” Lena Headey stars as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; David Wenham appears as Dilios; Andrew Tiernan plays Ephialtes; Andrew Pleavin plays Daxos; and Rodrigo Santoro returns in the role of the Persian God-King, Xerxes. The film is based on the graphic novel Xerxes, by Frank Miller. "300: Rise of an Empire" will open on March 7, 2014.
The Lego movie has been assembled and is ready for display as evidenced by it's recent premiere in Westwood, Ca on Saturday (February 1, 2014).
The saturated and vivid colors of Lego bricks brightened up LA as Warner Bros. took over a whole city block at Broxton Avenue, creating an enclosed world for the 'The Lego Movie' Premiere. The computer-animated feature had a giant Lego themed red carpet at the Regency Village Theater, near UCLA in Los Angeles, and was a star-filled extravaganza. Many of the stars voicing the characters were present including Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Elizabeth banks to name just a few.
Anna Faris showed off an amazing post-baby body at the Lego premiere as husband Chris Pratt, who plays Emmet in the film, held on to her tight as they posed for the photographers.
Elizabeth Banks, who voices the character of Wyldstyle in the film, looked far from wild and quite a bit more conservative in a fashionably svelte Osman jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo shoes and Edie Parker clutch.
James Avery, best known for his portrayal of the patriarch, Will Smith's character's uncle in the TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died at the age of 68 from complications following open heart surgery in a Los Angeles suburb hospital.
His publicist, Toni Benson, confirmed the news of his death to CNN, as well as his former co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who tweeted, "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly."
Avery was born in 1945 in Pughsville, Suffolk County, Virginia and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After graduating high school, he served in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1968–1969, Later on, he moved to San Diego, California where he began to write poetry and TV scripts.
Besides playing the beloved character 'Uncle Phil' on the show (ranked as one of TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time"), Avery was a prominent voice actor who supplied the voice of Shredder in the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television cartoon and the voice of War Machine in the animated "Iron Man" series.
As we bid farewell to 2013, let's take a look and remember the celebrities and other notables that passed away this year. Some deaths more sensational than others, but all worth noting. 2013 saw the loss of many talented individuals from Peter O'Toole to James Gandolfini et al. So now, we say a final good-bye.
January – Singer Patti Page Dead at 85 January – ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Actor Conrad Bain Dead at 89 February – Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88 February – Country Music Star Mindy McCready Dead at 37 March – ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Richard Griffiths Dead at 65 April – ‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Found Dead at 21 April – Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 April – Fashion Designer Lilly Pulitzer Dies at 81 April – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Dead at 87 April – Former ‘Mouseketeer’ Annette Funicello: Dead at 70 April – Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87 April – Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away at Age 42 May – Kriss Kross Rapper Chris Kelly Found Dead at 34 June – ‘All in the Family’ Star Jean Stapleton: Dead at 90 June – 'The Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51 July – 'Glee' star Cory Monteith Dead at 31 July – Actor Dennis Farina Dead at 69 August – ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dead at 89 August – ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Gia Allemand Dead at 29 in Apparent Suicide August – That ’70′s Show’s Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43 August – Rizzoli & Isles’ Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29 August – Hollywood Writer Elmore Leonard Dead at 87 August – 'East of Eden' Actress Julie Harris Dead at 87 September – David Frost British Broadcaster Dead at 74 October – Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66 October – Veteran Character Actor Ed Lauter Dead at 74 October – ‘The Simpsons’ & 'The Bob Newhart Show' Actress Marcia Wallace Dead at 70 October – Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71 November – Honeymooner’s Revival Star Jane Kean Dead at 90 November – 'Fast & the Furious' Star Paul Walker Dead at 40 December – Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 December – Legendary Actor Peter O’Toole Dead at 81 December – Actress Joan Fontaine Dead at 96 December – ‘Fresh Prince’ Producer Jeff Pollack Found Dead at 54
John Goodman placed his hands and feet in cement in front of the famous TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard Thursday (November 14, 2013) cheered on by the stars and directors of his new movie "Inside Llewyn Davis."
During his speech the 61 year old actor said: "I came out here in 1980 and one of the first things I did was go up this sidewalk and look at these people, and never in a million years dreamed that I would ever have this honor. It means I'm a Hollywood actor now."
He also thanked former co-star Roseanne, "But I really wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for them. I'd like to thank Roseanne too for bumping into me along the way. It's just an honour to be here today. It's incredible, I never thought I'd be here."
Just in time for Halloween, Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore were on hand to premiere their latest horror flick "Carrie" in Hollywood at the Arclight Cinemas on Monday (October 7, 2013). Looking Prom-ready, and a bit spooky, in a vintage-inspired Valentino gown, Chloe's choice delivered an appropriately creepy vibe to the red carpet.
The Kimberly Peirce- directed film, which hits theaters on October 18th, is a re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.