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Elle Fanning opens up on her obsession with Marilyn Monroe

Actress Elle Fanning says she has "thousands" of gum wrappers, which she keeps in boxes under her bed.

In an interview to W magazine, the actress said that she loves chewing gum and used to always hold on to their packaging, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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"I also love gum, and I have a gum wrapper obsession. Dubble Bubble wrappers. Bazooka wrappers. I would chew the gum and then save all the wrappers in shoeboxes under my bed. I have thousands," she said.

The 21-year-old actress also used to walk around with chicken bones in her bag because she thought the brought her good luck.

She said: "I also had a wishbone obsession. When we had chicken, we would play the wishbone game, and if I won, I'd keep the bone in my purse. The wishbones gave me good luck."

Fanning's
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Marilyn Monroe Statue Thief Gets Jail Time

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Marilyn Monroe Statue Thief Gets Jail Time
The Southern California man who stole an iconic Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay more than $14,000, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Austin Mikel Clay, 25, entered an open no contest plea to one felony count each of grand theft of property valued at more than $950 and vandalism causing over $400 damage. The open plea means he didn’t negotiate a sentence with prosecutors.

After entering his plea, Superior Court Judge Dorothy B. Reyes sentenced the Glendale man to one year in county jail and ordered him to pay $14,260 in restitution, prosecutors said in a press release.

The Monroe statue that topped the Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue was reported missing on June 16. Clay was arrested June 21 at his home.

Police said they found evidence, just not the statue,
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LAPD Arrests 25-Year-Old Man In Theft Of Marilyn Monroe Statue

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LAPD Arrests 25-Year-Old Man In Theft Of Marilyn Monroe Statue
Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with the theft of an iconic Marilyn Monroe statue, according to local news reports.

Police on Friday identified the suspect as Austin Mikel Clay, the same man authorities said previously used an ax on President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clay, 25, was convicted last summer of vandalizing Trump’s star and was on felony probation at the time of the statue’s theft.

“It’s unfortunate he’s seeking this method to gain fame,” LAPD Detective Douglas Oldfield told NBC Los Angeles.

The statue that topped the Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue was reported missing on June 16.

Police said Friday they found evidence, just not the statue, which was sawed off the top of the gazebo

“Looking back at the (security) video, it would be reasonable that
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Trump Star Vandalism Suspect Arrested For Theft of Marilyn Monroe Statue

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Trump Star Vandalism Suspect Arrested For Theft of Marilyn Monroe Statue
Los Angeles police arrested a man Friday in connection with the theft of a Marilyn Monroe statue.

According to police, Austin Mikel Clay is accused of climbing the Ladies of Hollywood sculpture and sawing off the statue with a hacksaw. The statue remains missing.

Clay was also arrested last year for vandalizing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was on felony probation at the time of the statue’s theft.

While investigating the crime, police used surveillance footage, which showed a man climbing down the gazebo before entering the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel with an alleged male accomplice. The pair also met up with another male and female who the police named persons of interest.

The statue once topped the Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue – a popular tourist attraction along the Hollywood Walk of Fame – and was reportedly stolen late Sunday night.
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Billy Wilder movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Billy Wilder movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best
Billy Wilder would’ve celebrated his 113th birthday on June 22, 2019. The six-time Oscar winner left behind a series of classically quotable features from Hollywood’s Golden Age, crafting sharp witted and darkly cynical stories that blended comedy and pathos in equal measure. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Wilder was born to a family of Austrian Jews in 1906. After working as a journalist, he developed an interest in filmmaking and collaborated on the silent feature “People on Sunday” (1929) with fellow rookies Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer. With the rise of Adolph Hitler, Wilder fled to Paris, where he co-directed the feature “Mauvaise Graine” (1934). Tragically, his mother, stepfather and grandmother all died in the Holocaust.

After moving to Hollywood, Wilder enjoyed a successful career as a screenwriter, earning Oscar nominations for penning 1939’s “Ninotchka
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Billy Wilder movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘The Apartment,’ ‘Sunset Blvd.’

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Billy Wilder movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘The Apartment,’ ‘Sunset Blvd.’
Billy Wilder would’ve celebrated his 113th birthday on June 22, 2019. The six-time Oscar winner left behind a series of classically quotable features from Hollywood’s Golden Age, crafting sharp witted and darkly cynical stories that blended comedy and pathos in equal measure. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Wilder was born to a family of Austrian Jews in 1906. After working as a journalist, he developed an interest in filmmaking and collaborated on the silent feature “People on Sunday” (1929) with fellow rookies Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer. With the rise of Adolph Hitler, Wilder fled to Paris, where he co-directed the feature “Mauvaise Graine” (1934). Tragically, his mother, stepfather and grandmother all died in the Holocaust.

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After moving to Hollywood, Wilder enjoyed a successful career as a screenwriter,
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Marilyn Monroe Statue Stolen In Hollywood

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Marilyn Monroe Statue Stolen In Hollywood
Some like it hot — and now a statue of Marilyn Monroe is exactly that. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the theft of a likeness of the midcentury film legend in Hollywood.

The figure that topped the Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue was reported swiped late Sunday night. The small bronze-colored statue features Monroe in her iconic windblown dress pose from 1955’s The Seven Year Itch. It has graced the top of the silver structure that is held up by statues of Mae West, Anna Mae Wong, Dolores Del Rio and Dorothy Dandridge and celebrates film actresses representing different cultures who helped change the movie business.

The gazebo is a popular tourist and photo attraction along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but investigators including a forensics expect are looking at fingerprints from the site in hopes of finding a lead on the thief or thieves.
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Marilyn Monroe's sex symbol vibe continues to live on

Marilyn Monroe was known as one of the most iconic sex symbols of Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s, and the late Hollywood actress continues to be a sex icon for many till date.

Have you heard of the phrase 'Pulling off a Marilyn Monroe'? Well, she was the one who invented the term.

She started her career in showbiz by becoming a pin-up model and continued to be the poster girl symbolizing vintage Hollywood glamour till the very end.

Before starting a career in acting, Monroe, born on June 1, 1926, was known as Norma Jeane Mortenson and worked in an aircraft factory. Her tryst with showbiz started when she was spotted when a photo-journalist was clicking photographs of the factory.

There was no looking back. She created a controversy with her shoot for Playboy Magazine, but it also opened many opportunities for her.

From posing in a skimpy bikini,
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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘The Seven Year Itch’

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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘The Seven Year Itch’
Marilyn Monroe would’ve celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 1, 2019. Her star burned brightly and briefly before her untimely death in 1962 at age 36. Yet she managed to enter the pop culture lexicon with just a handful of films, becoming Hollywood’s most memorable sex symbol. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1926, Monroe started off as a model before moving into acting with a series of bit parts, most notably in “All About Eve” and “The Asphalt Jungle,” both released in 1950. She became a leading lady with a trio of 1953 titles: the noir “Niagara,” the musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the romantic comedy “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

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She became iconic thanks to Billy Wilder‘s “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), in
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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Marilyn Monroe would’ve celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 1, 2019. Her star burned brightly and briefly before her untimely death in 1962 at age 36. Yet she managed to enter the pop culture lexicon with just a handful of films, becoming Hollywood’s most memorable sex symbol. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1926, Monroe started off as a model before moving into acting with a series of bit parts, most notably in “All About Eve” and “The Asphalt Jungle,” both released in 1950. She became a leading lady with a trio of 1953 titles: the noir “Niagara,” the musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the romantic comedy “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

She became iconic thanks to Billy Wilder‘s “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), in which she played a young woman tantalizing her married neighbor (Tom Ewell). Her image
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He Shot The Famous And The Ordinary: Emmy-Contending Doc Puts Focus On Brilliant Photographer Garry Winogrand

The great photographer Garry Winogrand took more than a million pictures during his career. Among his preferred subjects was people at airports, especially those saddled with luggage.

“When we talk about people psychologically and having issues we say, ‘Oh, they’ve got baggage,’” notes Geoff Dyer, author of a book on Winogrand. “That’s one of the things that’s so manifested in Winogrand. Yeah, we see the baggage these people are carrying.”

Dyer makes that observation in the documentary Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, a film in which director Sasha Waters Freyer unpacks the complicated life and remarkable work of a man some consider the greatest American street photographer.

“He was really interested in these public spaces where a certain kind of theater of the street might unfold,” Waters Freyer tells Deadline. “He took this style associated with photojournalism and brought it into the world of the fine arts.
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Here’s a List of Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in April

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Hulu’s list of comings and goings for the month of April is out, and the roster for new content on the streaming service includes two Hulu Originals — the first season premiere of “Ramy,” and the seventh episode of “Into The Dark: I’m Just F*cking With You,” with other highlights including Season 3 of Freeform’s “The Bold Type” and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place.”

“Ramy,” debuting April 19, tells the story of first generation Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan as he finds himself in his New Jersey neighborhood, stuck at a crossroads between the morals of his Muslim community and the moral ambiguity of his millennial generation. “Into The Dark: I’m Just F*cking With You,” coming April 1, finds two siblings in a secluded motel, where they become subject to practical jokes of an increasingly frightening nature.

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Exclusive: Ana de Armas Eyed to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’

For the last several years, Andrew Dominik has been developing an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' acclaimed novel Blonde at Netflix, and at long last, he has settled on his Marilyn Monroe. Multiple sources tell Collider that Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas is Dominik's choice to play the Hollywood icon best known for films such as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch. A representative for Netflix could not immediately be reached. Sources caution that while de Armas is in early talks, she does not have a closed deal yet, nor has …
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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

With his exaggerated visuals, eye-popping color and frantic characterizations, Frank Tashlin has been promoted to a genuine ‘fifties icon. This freewheeling comedy hits on the Top Tashlin fetish subjects: Hollywood glitz, Madison Avenue neurosis, dynamic women, wimpy men and… and… bosoms, dammit. As the bubbly yet calculating sex symbol Rita Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield places career issues way ahead of anything to do with sex. Tony Randall receives his first leading film role as a Mad Man who’ll jump through hoops to keep an account. But the surprise is Betsy Drake, who more than anyone represents the conflicts facing the pre-feminist ’50s woman: she defines success her own way.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter

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Twilight Time

1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date Feb 19, 2019 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones, Mickey Hargitay.

Cinematography: Joseph MacDonald

Film
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Film Review: Angels Wear White (2017) by Vivian Qu

After an interlude producing the successful noir “Black Coal, Thin Ice”, awarded in Berlin, Vivian Qu is back on the director chair with her sophomore film “Angels Wear White”. The movie premiered at the last edition of Venice International Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the Best Film Award and went on collecting several nominations and awards, one for all the prestigious Taiwanese Golden Horse Award. Nevertheless, the film has encountered some problems with Chinese censorship because of its controversial topic and social commentary.

In a provincial seaside town on the Hainan Island, Mia (Wen Qi) works as a cleaner for an upmarket motel. She hasn’t got documents and tries to maintain a low profile, taking any job she finds without questioning too much, as – like many migrants – her goal is to save enough money to buy her way through bureaucracy. A hard-working, cheeky and friendly 15-year-old,
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The Woman in the Window

Fritz Lang and Nunnally Johnson take a deep dive into Psych 101 and come up with a winner: a milquetoast-meets-murderous-femme tale that pays off marvelously, even with its trick ending. Entranced more by his own gentle dreams than the allure of Joan Bennett, Edward G. Robinson imagines a perfect dalliance, and follows it up with a self-imposed punishment.

The Woman in the Window

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Kl Studio Classics

1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 107 min. / Street Date June 19, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Dan Duryea.

Cinematography: Milton Krasner

Film Editors: Gene Fowler Jr., Marjorie Fowler

Original Music: Arthur Lange

Written by Nunnally Johnson from a novel by J.H. Wallis

Produced by Nunnally Johnson

Directed by Fritz Lang

Considered a top noir and one of Fritz Lang’s very best American films, The Woman in the Window is a dreamlike meditation on crime and guilt, distilled to
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In Case You Didn't Know, Marilyn Monroe's Real Name Wasn't Actually Marilyn Monroe

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In Case You Didn't Know, Marilyn Monroe's Real Name Wasn't Actually Marilyn Monroe
It's been 56 years since Marilyn Monroe died, but she will forever be remembered as a Hollywood legend. The actress, who garnered fame after appearing in the first-ever edition of Playboy magazine in December 1953, starred in several films, including Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, and The Prince and the Showgirl. Still, there are a couple things you may not know about the star - like her real name, for example.

While most people knew Marilyn by her stage name, the star was actually born Norma Jeane Mortenson and baptized Norma Jeane Baker. When she married her first husband, James Dougherty, in 1942, she took his last name and became Norma Jeane Dougherty. She began using her stage name in 1946 after she and James split but didn't legally change it until 1956. When she married playwright Arthur Miller in 1956, she preferred to be addressed as Marilyn Monroe Miller and even used the initials Mmm.
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Martin Scorsese Receives First Robert Osborne Award As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Underway In Hollywood

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Martin Scorsese Receives First Robert Osborne Award As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Underway In Hollywood
I made it back from CinemaCon in Vegas yesterday just in time to take in the opening night of the ninth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival, again taking place at the fabled Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. So glad I made it because this evening gave us a double dose of cinema icons with Mel Brooks doing a hilarious half-hour conversation with TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz to introduce the 4K restoration of his 1968 classic The Producers. And before that it was director Martin Scorsese, who became the first recipient of the Robert Osborne Award, an honor named for the late TCM host in recognition of Scorsese’s reputation for film preservation and as a very vocal lover of classic film.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who has starred in numerous Scorsese films, was on hand to present to award to the Oscar-winning director, who went on to accept it with a speech that
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Counterpart Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Crossing

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When Howard Silk is turned down for a promotion at the company for which he's worked for 30 years, another surprise awaits him that's far more exciting.

All Howard had to do that he's aware of to become a part of the excitement that awaits him on Counterpart Season 1 Episode 1 was to be born. 

As you can imagine, there is going to be a lot more to the story and the new world Howard Silk has just entered, but if the beginning didn't pique your interest, there's nothing I can do for you. 

Hopefully, you read my Counterpart series review when this episode aired as a preview on December 16. Maybe some of you are already ahead of the pack and had a chance to watch Counterpart online and enjoyed this second showing as much as I did.

To quote Marilyn Monroe's character The Girl from The Seven Year Itch, here's
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Gillian Anderson won’t be returning for American Gods season 2

Having confirmed that the current eleventh season of The X-Files will be her final outing as Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson has now revealed that she won’t be returning for the second season of Starz’s American Gods.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Anderson’s departure from the Neil Gaiman adaptation is a result of the exit of showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who stepped down last year as a result of budget disputes.

Anderson portrayed the character of Media, a New God who is the personification of mass media and entertainment. Among her many appeareances are Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, and Marilyn Monroe’s The Girl from The Seven Year Itch.

As yet, there’s been no official word on who’ll be replacing Fuller and Green as showrunners, nor when we might expect the second season to arrive.

The
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