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Laura Dern Says Her 'Marriage Story' Character Has 'Delicious' Monolgue!

Laura Dern Says Her 'Marriage Story' Character Has 'Delicious' Monolgue!

Laura Dern happily hits the red carpet while stepping out for a screening of her film Marriage Story held during the 2019 AFI FEST presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday (November 21) in Hollywood.

The 52-year-old actress was accomapined by the film’s writer-director Noah Baumbach, as well as The Politician‘s David Corenswet and Stumptown‘s Adrian Martinez.

Laura Dern is gaining praise for her portrayal of Nora Fanshaw – LA’s foremost feminist divorce lawyer, who represents Scarlett Johansson against her husband, Charlie (Adam Driver), a New York-based theater director.

“These two people, who are wrestling with dissolution and trying to be good parents, have tried to figure out how to do this. Enter my character! She helps Scarlett’s Nicole find a sharp left turn to, yes, get what she wants. But also in a way that means a win for Nora,” Laura expressed about her character (via Boston Herald). “Inevitably, I think it does become about the lawyer and what they think is best — and not necessarily what they think is best for the family. It’s so complicated.”

“There’s no more delicious Christmas present than Noah giving you that specific monologue. Even more delicious is she’s stealthy and manipulative and going to be a winner and everything she is saying is definitely the truth, which makes her more complicated. [Director] Noah wanted a guide, a character to personify the business of divorce,” Laura continued. “It’s different than any I’ve ever seen. In this business, the theatrics is to present yourself as the baby friend. Their job is to say, ‘Let me tell you your story and I’ll win you what you want. Even if you’ve never said that.’ You think Nora is one thing and then, at the end you learn there’s something incredibly self-serving about her. It’s just, pretty amazing.”

READ MORE: Jennifer Lopez, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong’o & More Cover THR’s Actress Roundtable Issue

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Madonna Shares Pictures & Video With Kim Kardashian at 'Madame X Tour'!

Madonna Shares Pictures & Video With Kim Kardashian at 'Madame X Tour'!

Kim Kardashian is having an up close and personal evening with Madame X!

The 39-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was in attendance at Madonna‘s Madame X Tour on Wednesday (November 20), and now the pop icon is sharing pictures and videos from the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kim Kardashian

During her show each night, Madonna sits down next to a guest and strikes up conversation – and the guest of the night was Kim !

“It’s so surreal. I’m with my sister, Kourtney, and she used to play your records all the time when we were young,” Kim told Madonna during the exchange.

“I don’t know how you wake up early and look so beautiful. I look like s–t in the morning. You must be drinking the right juice,” Madonna said. Find out what else the two talked about!

READ MORE: Kim Kardashian & Madonna Exchange Beauty Secrets During Her Concert

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Chris Hemsworth, Zachary Levi, Ian Somerhalder & More Kick Off Tokyo Comic Con 2019!

Chris Hemsworth, Zachary Levi, Ian Somerhalder & More Kick Off Tokyo Comic Con 2019!

Zachary Levi and Chris Hemsworth wrap their arms around each other to pose for a photograph while attending the opening ceremony during 2019 Tokyo Comic Con held at Makuhari Messe on Friday (November 22) in China, Japan.

The 39-year-old Shazam! star and the 36-year-old Thor star were joined onstage by Ian Somerhalder, Rupert Grint and Jude Law, as well as Tadanobu Asano, Mitsuaki Munegumi and Daniel Logan as they helped kick off the weekend of events.

Orlando Bloom and Sebastien Stan were originally also set to appear but had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts.

The Tokyo Comic Convention is held at Makuhari Messe for three days from November 22 to November 24.

READ MORE: Chris Hemsworth’s Return to ‘Star Trek’ Probably Won’t Happen, Fourth Movie Announced!


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Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals She Moved to Nashville Because She Was 'Dying of Loneliness' After Husband's Death

Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals She Moved to Nashville Because She Was 'Dying of Loneliness' After Husband's Death

Kathie Lee Gifford is opening up about her move.

The 66-year-old former Today TV presenter opened up in an interview with The Tennesseean about moving from her home in Connecticut to Nashville, Tenn.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kathie Lee Gifford

“That huge, beautiful, memory-filled home was like a morgue to me,” she explained, referring to her husband Frank Gifford‘s death in 2015, as well as her adult children moving out.

“I moved here because I was dying of loneliness. Here’s the bad news — I’m a widow, an orphan, and an empty-nester. The good news is, I have the freedom of a widow, an orphan and an empty-nester,” she went on to say, adding that she’s working on music, as well as a children’s book and two Hallmark movies.

“I’ve got all the time to spend my days writing. I’m having the life I could’ve only ever dreamed of.”

READ MORE: Kathie Lee Gifford’s Daughter Cassidy Is Engaged!

Elizabeth Banks Opens Up About Kristen Stewart Not Being the Obvious Choice for 'Charlie's Angels' Role

Elizabeth Banks Opens Up About Kristen Stewart Not Being the Obvious Choice for 'Charlie's Angels' Role

Elizabeth Banks is on the cover of the latest issue of Porter, out now.

Here’s what the 45-year-old Charlie’s Angels director and star had to say…

On making Charlie’s Angels a film about women working: “I told the studio and my collaborators: ‘I want to make a movie about women working, and I do not want to tell a story about the boyfriend they don’t see enough, or the mother they don’t call enough, or the cat they don’t feed.’ Those are ridiculous tropes in women’s movies, and you do not see James Bond worrying about calling his f–king mother.”

On empowering women through her films: “I’m not here to re-teach feminism to young women. I am here to empower them and to have them see themselves in a movie, which happens far too infrequently, especially in the action genre.”

On Kristen Stewart not being the obvious choice as Sabina in Charlie’s Angels: “She knew this was an opportunity to change the trajectory of the opportunities she was being given in Hollywood, and I wanted to do that for her. As a producer, I make movies that star women all the time, and she was not on the list [of potential stars]. I felt that needed to be changed.”

On comparing herself to her male peers earlier in her career: “I looked at the male peers I came up with [including Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper, both of whom she has worked with in the Wet Hot American Summer franchise], and they were going off to play superheroes and making millions of dollars. I either had to believe I wasn’t as good as they were, or that the system was rigged against me and they had a lot more opportunity than I did. I had to work the system for myself, because it was not going to give me what I wanted.”

READ MORE: Ella Balinska Opens Up About Working With Elizabeth Banks on ‘Charlie’s Angels’: ‘It Was Something Incredible’

For more from Elizabeth, head to net-a-porter.com.

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Ciara Teams Up with Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & LaLa on 'Melanin' - Listen Here!

Ciara Teams Up with Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls & LaLa on 'Melanin' - Listen Here!

Ciara is all smiles as she strikes a pose at the 2019 American Music Awards Press Day & Red Carpet Roll-Out even held at the Microsoft Theater on Thursday morning (November 21) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old entertainer is set to host the 2019 AMAs live from the Microsoft Theater in on Sunday, November 24 at 8 pm EST on ABC.

Ciara has just dropped a surprise single called “Melanin,” featuring an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls, and LaLa Anthony! The dance floor-ready track serves as a powerful anthem for black women everywhere.

“Hooked up with my girls @lupitanyongo @EsterDean @thegirljt @yungmiami305 @CityGirls and @LaLa to celebrate all my #Melanin Queens around the world,” Ciara captioned with her Instagram post. “This song is for you! 👑 Produced by my girl Ester! Yes Queen!”

Ciara‘s new single “Melanin” is also available on Spotify and for download on iTunes now!

Click inside to read the lyrics to Ciara’s new single…More Here! »

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