Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gemma Ward Is No 'Stranger'

Gemma Ward Supermodel Gemma Ward will make her feature debut opposite Liv Tyler in Rogue Pictures' suspense thriller "The Strangers." Bryan Bertino is directing from his own script."Strangers" revolves around a couple in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three masked strangers. Tyler is the female half of the couple. Ward is one of the masked strangers.Production begins in the fall with an eye toward an October 2007 release.

Gemma Ward Producing are Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison and Mandate's Nathan Kahane. Vertigo's Sonny Mallhi and Mandate's Joe Drake and Kelli Konop are executive producing. Vertigo and Mandate are in postproduction on Takashi Shimizu's "The Grudge 2," which is being produced with Ghost House Pictures.
Ward was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of Vogue when the magazine profiled her in its "Return of the Supermodel" issue. She is the face of Calvin Klein's newest fragrance, Obsession Night, and was featured in John Mayer's music video for "Daughters." She is repped the Schiff Co. and IMG in New York.

Woo Grabs All-Star Cast for Red Cliff

Lin Chi-Ling John Woo has recently picked up an all-star, and very Asian, cast for his upcoming Chinese film The Battle of Red Cliff.
According to Variety, John Woo has cast four complicated news with Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-Ling for his upcoming film The Battle of Red Cliff.
Woo will co-produce with China Film Group.Based on the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Red Cliff is set in the final days of the Han Dynasty in the year 208 and covers the war that established the Three Kingdoms period, when China had three rulers.

Lin Chi-Ling Battle of Red Cliff could have the most epic battle sequences to be shot on film. According to historians, up to one million soldiers took part in the battle of Red Cliff. Talk about a lot of extras!

Woo is again teaming with longtime associate Terence Chang to make the pic, which is aiming for release in the runup to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.The film has already been granted a $50 million budget with production expected to begin this March. Wang Hui-ling, known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will adapt the novel into a screenplay.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Heidi Klum Premieres the Heidi Klum Red Carpet Collection for Mouawad at the 58th Annual Emmys

Heidi Klum Earrings:
18k Gold / 680 diamonds: diamond weight: 3.50 cts.
Cuff: 18 K Gold
150 diamonds: White diamond weight: 1.50 cts.
Carat weight: 26.64 cts
Color: Fancy vivid yellow
Shape: Cut corner modified brilliant
Name: Premier Gem Vivid
Value of Emmys set: US $2.8 million

Heidi Klum The Heidi Klum Collection for Mouawad is a collaboration between the world renowned supermodel and the century-old fine jewelry house. Based on a clover shape, Heidi's lucky charm, the jewelry ranges from everyday accessories to high-end 18 Karat gold and diamond statement pieces. In addition to her signature collection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, the updated line now offers a variety of unusual and personal pieces.
Klum will also premiere a collection for QVC on Sept 14th at 7PM Eastern (4PM Pacific).

Celebrities sweat before Emmys but not from nerves

Tyra Banks If the 58th annual Emmy Awards proved one thing, it's that the stars are human. They sweat just like the rest of us.
Television stars weren't perspiring from pre-award show nerves on the red carpet on Sunday but rather from sweltering California heat that brought out handkerchiefs and hand-held fans. The heat caused hairdos to droop and made inelegant stains on glamorous silk gowns.
"It's hotter than a 10 cent cigar," said comedian Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report."
"I'm sorry I'm sweating, it's too hot," said actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. "We should be in Emmy bikinis."

Tyra Banks Supermodel Tyra Banks of the reality show "America's Top Model," had her face dabbed by a handler as she made her way down the red carpet, while a nearby reporter fainted from standing in the heat, bringing out the paramedics.
In a TV Guide tent in the shade, comedian Joan Rivers, wearing black, performed the 1,000th interview of her career on the red carpet with "Will & Grace"'s Debra Messing.
"Tyra Banks was beyond beautiful but her back was like the Nile River," Rivers said. "Everybody was sweating it was so awful. It was the cruelest thing they could do to any woman."
"I died," Rivers added. "I think I've lost 3 pounds --- I'm very, very happy. I thought of it as work and a spa."

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Supermodel Tsunami Survivor Supports Children's Charity

Petra Nemcova The tsunami that hit South Asia in December of 2004 claimed more than 230,000 lives and affected 12 countries. Before that, Petra Nemcova was known as one of the world's top models. She was vacationing in Thailand when the tsunami hit, and barely survived. Since then, she has become heavily involved in charity work to help children, around the world, who have suffered loss and devastation.
Nemcova and fiancé photographer Simon Atlee were vacationing in Thailand when they found themselves in the middle of the tsunami. Nemcova held onto a tree for eight hours before being taken to a hospital to be treated for a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries. Atlee did not survive.

Petra Nemcova Nemcova started Happy Hearts a year ago, and is thrilled to see it is making a difference. She said, "In less than a year, we have raised more than $1.5 million, and supported 13 local charity projects in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand. And we're growing so much. I just came back from Pakistan, from the earthquake zone and other places. From a little thing, it's been growing and I can't say thank you enough to everyone who's been supporting Happy Hearts Fund, and so many wonderful people came aboard and donated time." Petra Nemcova has released a personal memoir detailing her tsunami experience called "Love Always, Petra." She plans to travel to the tsunami-affected areas of South Asia later this year.

Supermodel in Rehab For "Image Issues"

Amber Valletta Supermodel turned actress Amber Valletta has entered rehab for "work stress, image issues" and nonsubstance-related addiction, according to a close source. The stunning blond - who had eye-catching roles in "Hitch" and "Transporter 2" - is being treated at the Meadows in Wickenburg, Ariz.

Amber Valletta Valletta was admitted last week and is expected to be released today.Reps for her New York agency, DNA Models, as well as her Los Angeles talent firm, ICM, did not respond to multiple detailed requests for comment over three days.

Attempts to elicit a response from her husband, former Olympic volleyball player Christian (Chip) McCaw, were also unsuccessful.


Stella Tennant SUPERMODEL Stella Tennant has joined her family's fight to save a rundown playpark.
The Scots beauty is backing a campaign to protect Glenconner Park in Royston, Glasgow.
It was gifted to the people by her great-grandfather, millionaire industrialist Sir Charles Tennant, in 1906 on condition that it was never built on.
But Glasgow City Council lodged legal papers at the Court of Session on Friday in a bid to get permission to build a nursery school.
Last night, Stella's father Toby said: "The council is trying to drive a coach and horses through the conditions of the gift that clearly state the land should never be built on.

Stella Tennant
"The local people have formed themselves into an action group, The Friends of Glenconner.
"We are working with them on a proper legal response." He also has the backing of his brother Lord Glenconner, whose family estates include more than 4000 acres in Peeblesshire.
Friends of Glenconner chairwoman Anne Livingston said: "We do need nursery schools but there are other places in the area where they could be built."
Glasgow City Council said yesterday: "We consider the building of a new nursery at Glenconner Park is in the best possible interests of local residents.
"There are a number of legal matters to be resolved. It would be inappropriate to comment further."