Monday, November 30, 2009


For your consideration ...

BEST ENSEMBLE for the cast of 'NINE'

The Cast on NINE already takes home the award for Best ENSEMBLE at the 14th annual Satellite Awards.
The 2009 14th Annual Satellite Awards presentation will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2009

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11 new Pics!

Thanks to Red Rose (again)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The 14th Satellite Awards nominees

Winners will be announced at the 14th Annual SATELLITE AWARDS™ ceremony to be held on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at the Grand Salon of the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, California.

Nine is nominated for 10 awards:
- Motion picture, musical or Comedy : NINE
- actress in a motion picture musical or comedy : Marion Cotillard
- Actor in a motion picture musical or comedy : Daniel Day Lewis
- Actress in a Supporting role : Penelope Cruz
- Director : Rob Marshall
- Original Song: Cinema Italiano by Maury Yeston
- Cinematography : Dion Beebe
- Film Editing : cindy Simpson and Wyatt Smith
- Sound (mixing and Editing) : Margit Pfeiffer and Jim Grieehorm
- Costume Design : Colleen Atwood

Introducing ... Kate Hudson [8/8]

Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American film actress. She came to prominence in 2001 after bringing in several awards and nominations for her role in Almost Famous, and has since established herself as a Hollywood lead actress, starring in several films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Skeleton Key,You, Me and Dupree, Fool's Gold, Raising Helen, My Best Friend's Girl, and Bride Wars.

Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary mom,Goldie Hawn.

By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town inDesert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release:200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip(2000) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). The part was originally intended for Sarah Polley; when Polley backed out to pursue another project, director Cameron Crowe considered scrapping the film altogether. Hudson, who had been cast in a smaller role (as William's stewardess sister), begged for a chance to read for Penny. Crowe was impressed, Hudson got the part, and the show went on.

As much as Tinseltown gossipmongers would like to put them at odds, mother and daughter agree that Hawn is one of Hudson's biggest supporters. Kate has never been particularly close to her birth father, musician Bill Hudson; she considers her true "Pa" to be Hawn's longtime partner, Kurt Russell, who has lived with the family since she was three. Her brother, Oliver Hudson, is an actor and aspiring writer-director.

TV spot of NINE #5 and #6

Saturday, November 28, 2009

INTERVIEW -Sophia Loren on TODAY SHOW (11/27)

Who is Who ? - Luisa [8/8]

Name: CONTINI Luisa
Interpreted by : Marion Cotillard

Nationality: French/Italian
Her relation to Guido: His Wife
Her Songs:
My Husband Makes Movies
Take it All

Description: Luisa Contini was a young actress who felt in love with a young director and married him. Since then she is a wife who knows openly about the relationships of her husbund to other women.

Marion Cotillard said about her character "I love Luisa because she’s an authentic lover. She’s more than his wife: she’s his confidante, his best friend. She’s really a person committed to this relationship. She loves him. She lives for him. She stands by her man. What she gave up for him is not painful – what’s painful is how the relationship turned out to be, because she realises that the confidence they used to share is collapsing, and what she lives for is going away"

SONG/Original - A Call From The Vatican [4/6]

From the musical NINE: the Original sung by Anita Morris

From the musical NINE: the Revival sung by jane Krakowski

Poll result #08 - Instead of Daniel Day Lewis, Who would you want to see playing Guido ?

and the Winner is ... Javier Bardem

Friday, November 27, 2009

INTERVIEW - Penelope Cruz on the Press Junket

a wonderful new pic of Kate Hudson

Thanks to Red Rose

Penelope Cruz discovers musical muscles

Penelope Cruz had to use muscles she hadn't used since she was a teenager in new movie 'Nine'.
The Spanish actress put in weeks of training for one particular scene in the musical movie - about a film director struggling in his relationships with women, in which Penelope plays the central character's mistress - where she had to slide down a rope.

Describing the scene, Penelope said: "They mapped it out and showed me how it was done. I said I would never be able to do it but I worked and worked and regained the memory of muscles in my legs I hadn't used since I was a teenager studying ballet."
Penelope, 35, was rehearsing for the film's rope scenes for three months before they were eventually completed, and was left with calluses on her hands and bleeding digits from sliding down the ropes so often.

She added to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "I was stretching, running and going to the gym to get my arms strong to support me on the ropes. But with my hands, after a while you don't feel the pain. I had the wounds dressed and carried on."

Some old et new Pics in HQ

Thanks to Red Rose for these amazing pics

INTERVIEW - The Cast on ET

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fergie Receives Love Letter From Co-Star Daniel Day Lewis

Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie has got a love letter from her "Nine" co-star, Daniel Day Lewis. During a press conference on November 15 at The Waldorf Astoria in New York, she revealed that she received the letter from Lewis in the guise of his "Nine" character Guido Contini who has a romance with her.

"Daniel is very charming. I'd go into my dressing room, and I'd find this little note," the only female member of Black Eyed Peas recalled. "I'd open it, and it would be Guido's stationary. He would write me little notes as Guido." She continued on describing, " They were very cute and very charming."

On the occasion, she also revealed that playing opposite A-list actresses like Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench and Marion Cotillard, makes her nervous. She confessed, "Going into this musical, I'm definitely the singer coming into this A-list acting world."
"It was intimidating for me flying over and knowing that I was going to be amongst these people who were at the top of their game in their field," she elaborated more. "I thought maybe I'll just sit in the corner and kind of be a sponge and not speak and watch how they hone their craft."

But, she wasn't intimidated for long. "The first person I met was Daniel. It was 15 minutes later where I had to belt out the song right in front of him," she shared. "I've admired his work for years, and I just had to push through it and say, 'What the hell.' I was very hungry for this role, and I went after it. I definitely have caught the bug because it's another way to express yourself, and I'm an artist."

Fergie's "Nine" will be released worldwide on December 25. In it, she portrays the whore from the leading character Guido Contini from his youth. The movie itself follows the life of Guido as the famous film director reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion and at the same time, balancing the numerous women in his life.

The Premieres of NINE

The world premiere of Nine will happen in London on December 3rd
The presence af all the cast has not been confirmed yet

The New York premiere is set on December 15th

INTERVIEW - Penelope Cruz on Ellen Degeneres (11/23)

She doesn't speak about NINE but it's still PENELOPE;

POSTER from USA #04

Introducing ... Penelope Cruz [7/8]

Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser and personal manager, and Eduardo Cruz, a retailer and auto mechanic; At 15, however, she followed another calling after beating more than 300 other girls at a talent agency audition.

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. She gathered critical acclaim as a young actress for films such as Jamón, Jamón, La Niña de tus ojos, and Belle époque. She has also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is perhaps best known for her work with acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, in Broken Embraces, Volver and All About My Mother.

Cruz has been awarded three Goyas, two European Film Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, aGoya, and a BAFTA for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is Spain's first female Oscar winner and also becomes the sixth Hispanic person to win an Oscar after José Ferrer, Rita Moreno and Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rico), Anthony Quinn (Mexico), plus fellow SpaniardJavier Bardem.

SONG/Original - My Husband Makes Movies [3/6]

From the Musical Nine: the original sung by Karen Ackers

From the musical NINE: the revival sung by Mary Stuart Masterson

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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