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Matt Damon Gets Support from Wife Luciana at 'Downsizing' Venice Film Fest Opening Ceremony Premiere!

Matt Damon is dapper in a suit while hitting the red carpet with his gorgeous wife Luciana Barroso at the premiere of his latest film Downsizing held during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Wednesday (August 30) in Venice, Italy.

The 46-year-old actor and Luciana were joined at the big event by co-stars Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau, as well as Jury members Annette Bening and Rebecca Hall, who was accompanied by her husband Morgan Spector.

Also in attendance was Victoria’s Secret model Izabel Goulart.

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Zuhair Murad couture gown with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Buccellati jewelry. Hong is wearing an Elie Saab gown. Annette is wearing Giorgio Armani. Rebecca is wearing Armani Privé. Izabel is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress.

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Annette Bening On Lack of Female Directors at Venice Film Fest: 'Sexism Does Exist But Things Are Changing'

Jury president at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Annette Bening – the first woman jury head in more than a decade – isn’t too worried about the lack of diversity in the lineup.

The 74th Venice Film Festival only has one film directed by a woman screening in the competition section, which includes 21 films, Vivian Qu‘s Angels Wear White.

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When asked to comment on the minimal representation of female directors in the competition at the Jury photo call on Wednesday (August 30), Annette avoided criticizing the festival, saying that she “was thrilled to be asked to be here, so I didn’t count the number of films that were accepted that were directed by women. I didn’t approach it that way.”

“I think that we as women, we have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make,” Annette added (via THR). “I know that most people that I know, whether they’re veterans or newcomers, or they’re men or women, most people struggle to get their movies made. And there is a lot of sexism, of course that exists. There’s no question. But I think things are changing. The more that we, as women, can make films that speak to everyone, we can be regarded as filmmakers.”

Annette was joined at the photo call by her fellow Jury members Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, Jasmine Trinca, David Stratton, Edgar Wright, Greta Scarano and Michael Franco.

FYI: Rebecca is wearing an Altuzarra dress. Anna is wearing a Chanel dress.

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Jennifer Hudson Reprises 'I Know Where I've Been' Performance From 'Hairspray Live' (Video)

Jennifer Hudson brought back some Hairspray Live memories this weekend.

The 35-year-old Oscar winner sang her song from the live musical event “I Know Where I’ve Been” at the Ahmanson Theatre to celebrate Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary on Saturday evening (May 20) in Los Angeles.

“No matter where I sing , who I’m singing for each opportunity is equally precious to me ! As u can see from the look on my face , while I’m waiting in the wings , that I am dead serious !” JHud wrote on Instagram.

Also in attendance were Matthew Broderick and Annette Bening.

Watch Jennifer‘s performance below!


Jennifer Hudson Sings “I Know Where I’ve Been”

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Jason Sudeikis Visits Olivia Wilde on Set of 'Life Itself' in NYC!

Olivia Wilde was joined by some special guests on set of her new film!

The 33-year-old actress got a special visit from longtime love Jason Sudeikis and two-year-old son Otis (not pictured) on Saturday afternoon (March 25) in New York City.

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Olivia has been sporting a fake baby bump while filming Life Itself with co-stars Oscar Isaac and Annette Bening.

According to Variety, the film tells a “multi-generational love story that weaves together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of several decades with Isaac at the center of the story.”

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Ruth Negga's 'Loving' & Isabelle Huppert's 'Elle' Win Big At AARP's Movies For Grownups Awards 2017!

Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert‘s films are continuing to rack up honors this award season!

The 35-year-old actress and Isabelle, 63, stepped out to hit the red carpet at the 2017 AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (February 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Also in attendance at the ceremony was Annette Bening and hubby Warren Beatty, Morgan Freeman and partner Lori McCreary, Zach Braff, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan Geston, June Squibb, Alfre Woodard, Margo Martindale, Wendie Malick, Frances Fisher and George Takei.

Ruth‘s critically-acclaimed film Loving took home the award for Best Movie For Grownups, while Isabelle‘s Elle scored Best Foreign Film, Annette was honored with Best Actress for 20th Century Women, and Jeff hit the stage to accept Best Support Actor for his work in Hell or High Water.

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Valentino dress and Kimberly McDonald X Gemfields earrings.

50+ pictures inside of Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert and others at the award ceremony…More Here! »

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Annette Bening to Star in 'Katrina: American Crime Story' for FX

Annette Bening is the first cast member confirmed to star in Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of his new FX limited series!

The Oscar-nominated actress will be playing the role of Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco and the story will follow her during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Ryan has said that Sarah Paulson, who just made awards history for her work in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, will appear in the upcoming season, but her role has not yet been confirmed.

Executive producer Brad Simpson has said that the show will “have the famous people and also the people who weren’t famous,” according to Variety.

Annette Bening 'Feels Good' About Oscar-Nominated Films Highlighting Important Issues!

Annette Bening has opened up about feeling grateful for the Oscar-nominated films – like Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Manchester By The Sea – this year highlighting important issues during today’s political climate.

“I feel good that a lot of the movies this year point to these issues: homophobia, poverty, xenophobia, sexism,” the 58-year-old actress told the NYT.

Annette also added that Moonlight put viewers “right inside someone’s heart. God that makes me feel really good about what movies can do, especially right now.”

Pictured: Annette attending the premiere of her critically-acclaimed film 20Th Century Women held at UGC Les Halles on Monday (January 30) in Paris, France.

10+ pictures inside of Annette Bening promoting 20Th Century WomenMore Here! »

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