Ben Hur comes out next month and the marketing for the film has really heated up. Paramount Pictures and MGM released two new TV spots that show off the action packed adventure soon to hit theatres. The two TV spots are very similar but show different scenes. They both feature the chariot race as they seem to be implying that will be the most epic part of the film. The TV spots are titled “Combo” and “Legend” which may refer to the themes of the 30-second videos. The film hits theatres August 19. Check out both videos below.
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Magnificent Seven star Lee Byung-Hun may not be a household name in the U.S., but he’s one of South Korea’s top actors. He was recently honored with a Star Asia Award at the 15th annual Asian Film Festival at Lincoln Center Tuesday night.
Lee has had a long career to date; he made his debut 25 years ago. Recently he has gained recognition from his most recent role in Inside Men, a slick political thriller underscoring the country’s corruption through the alliance of media, politics and large corporations. He played the role of An Sang-hu, a thug attempting to get revenge on an influential columnist, it was considered his best performance ever and a character that outshone the rest of the cast.
“When I first read the screenplay, I thought An Sang-gu was portrayed as a stereotypical thug, very rough and simplistic… and because [the film] was such a tightly plotted screenplay, I felt there wasn’t a lot of room for the audience to breathe…” Lee said during his sit-down interview with FORBES ASIA. “So I wanted to add more color to [An Sang-gu] and inject more humor into his character.”
In February Lee became the first Korean to present an award at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles; he did it with widely known actress Sophia Vergara. “Although I was there as a presenter, it still felt like a dream come true,” he said.
He is enjoying his rise in popularity with an upcoming role in the highly anticipated remake The Magnificent Seven, in which he stars as the assassin Billy Rock, alongside Hollywood Heavyweights Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. He hopes that the film can be his breakout film in Hollywood and show the world his impressive talent that he showed in the Inside Men. The film comes out September 23.
Nashville’s Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) has the most phenomenal shoe collection since Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw was trolling the streets of Manhattan. VIP Fan Auctions is sharing the very best of Juliette’s designer shoes with the world, however, by offering pairs of her stunning, screen-worn footwear to fans, including a pair of gold snakeskin Christian Louboutin open-toe pumps that originally sell for more than $1,400. The lucky Nashville fan who wins this auction probably isn’t going to need a seven-figure country music recording contract to rock these heels, however – just get in on the bidding today! For photos and more information about Juliette’s Louboutins (pictured above), click here – but act quickly because this auction is ending soon.
Love her or hate her, the outfit Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) wears in the first-season episode “They’re Be No Teardrops Tonight” is sassy, stylish and stunning. From her $1,800 Chanel boots to her $1,250 green leather IRO jacket (both pictured above), Nashville fans can claim either (or both) piece of her screen-worn designer wardrobe at VIP Fan Auctions. To see these and other amazing designer clothes worn on-screen in Nashville by Hayden Panettiere, Christina Aguilera, Connie Britton and others (for a fraction of the original price), visit the Nashville auction page today and claim a piece of the series – but act quickly because these auctions are ending soon!
As the reigning queen of country music, Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) doesn’t need a throne, scepter or crown – the spoils of her success can be seen in the designer labels on her fabulous wardrobe. VIP Fan Auctions is now offering Nashville fans the opportunity to claim signature pieces of Rayna’s closet, including stunning dresses from top designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. All were worn by Rayna on-screen (and all could potentially be yours for a steal). Currently available is the elegant, creamAlexander McQueen dress (original price $1,880) that she wore on the Katie Couric while promoting her “Red Lips, White Lies” tour during Nashville’s first season; also available is her gold silk Dolce & Gabbana dress (original price $1,600) she wore during the first season (pictured above); and a beautiful maroon-and-red Gucci dress (original price $3,815) that she wore in Nashville’s second season to launch Highway 65. Don’t miss this chance to own a phenomenal dress worn on-screen by one of television’s top actresses – straight from Nashville!
Season 6 of Suits is finally here! Tune in tonight at 9 PM ET on USA Network and catch the season premiere.
Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) has found himself serving a two year prison sentence after agreeing to sign a plea bargain with prosecutors.
The season will open with him in prison.
“He’s not feeling great. Mike is not very happy to be in prison, obviously,” said Adams in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But, there is an element of freedom. He’s been holding this secret for five years, and now he gets to move past it. When we find him, he’s just in that zone where he’s about to be licking his wounds and sort of trying to figure out how he’s going to spend the next few years.”
Mike isn’t going to have it easy in prison. Adams again teased about the possibility of a looming threat unless he acts quickly to defend himself. Meanwhile Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike will be working on any way they can think of to get Mike out of the slammer. Don’t miss all the action, tonight on USA.
Rayna Jaymes is always dressed to kill with a seemingly limitless line of pricey designer clothes. Whether she’s on the stage, red carpet or in her Nashville recording studio, Rayna looks stunning in the best styles money can buy. VIP Fan Auctions is making many of the spectacular outfits fan-favorite actress Connie Britton wore on-screen as TV’s queen of country music available to her legion of fans, including Rayna’s maroon-and-red silk Gucci dress (original retail price: $3,815) she wears while planning to announce Juliette Barnes’ new deal with Highway 65 in the second-season episode “We’ve Got Things To Do,” or the shimmering gold rayon-and-silk Gucci blouse (which retails for more than $1,000) she wears onstage during the episode (pictured above). Do the Nashville fan in your life a favor by placing a bid on one of these amazing pieces of screen-worn wardrobe today – click here to see all of the available Nashville designer clothes before they’re “Already Gone.”
It is widely known that House of Cards will be ending after their upcoming fifth season, fans may be able to keep hope that the series will live on because there could possibly be a spin off following the season finale.
House of Cards executive producer Michael Dobbs recently revealed that they’re already in talks about the events that will happen in the upcoming season. Asked about how they will conclude the series, he said, “That is a very interesting question and one that we are putting our minds to actively, because every show comes to a natural end.”
The executive producer also hinted that the series might end like other series like 24 and Prison Break. 24 came back and did another mini-series event two summers ago and Prison Break is expected to release nine new episodes early next year. According to Dobbs, a spinoff may be released, so the House of Cards story can live on and continue its legacy after the series finale.
Season five will be released on Netflix in 2017. While there are several predictions for the upcoming season, most of them point to Frank losing the presidential race, and that he will lose it to his wife. Expect Frank to be as ruthless as ever in this upcoming season.
Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panetierre) represents the next generation of country star, where style is almost as important as substance – and she has plenty of both to spare. While Juliette may sing songs about subjects that many people can relate to, her wardrobe is definitely not designed for the masses – but Nashville fans have an opportunity to claim a piece of Juliette’s signature designer styles (at potentially bargain basement rates) thanks to VIP Fan Auctions. Currently up for grabs is the black Alexander McQueen shirt (original cost: $539) and red leather Saint Laurent pants (original price: $2,890) that she wore on-screen in the second-season episode “I’m Tired of pretending” (pictured above). Click here for more information on this stunning ensemble and get in on the bidding for a piece of Nashville history today!