bbardotWhat do you think of these actresses denouncing sexual harassment?
Regarding actresses, and not women in general, it is, in the vast majority of cases, hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest. This takes the place of important themes that could be discussed. I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. And I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice little ass. This kind of compliment is nice. But there are many actresses who make the naughty with producers to get a role. Then, to talk about them, they come to tell that they have been harassed … In reality, rather than enjoy them, it hurts them.[rough Google translation]

 

[January 08 2011 Michelle Williams: a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Clint Eastwood ]

Michelle mmABC said the interview that aired on “Nightline” was an accurate representation of their interview with Michelle Williams. She most certainly was asked questions about Heath Ledger, which she answered. Her one-on-one interview lasted one hour, not three.
Heath Ledger died of “acute intoxication” caused by the combined effects of the six drugs, oxycodone, the main ingredient in the prescription drug OxyContin, and hydrocodone, the principal pain reliever in the prescription drug Vicodin, three anti-anxiety medications: diazepam, the generic name for Valium; alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax; and temazepam, which is sold under the brand name Restoril; the drug doxylamine was also found in his system. It is an ingredient in some over-the-counter sleeping pills, and is also marketed in some nonprescription cold medicines that contain decongestants.

He was found dead in his new Soho apartment. Six prescription drugs were found: Ambien, Valium, anti-depressant Zoloft, Xanax, Zoplicone and Donormyl. At the time of his death, Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was 28. He dosed himself. Ingestion was the proximate cause of his death. That is where the courts call a halt. But it is a contemporary observation that human behavior rarely has just one cause. Starting her acting career at 13 with a bit part in ‘Baywatch’ Ms. Williams graduated to the teen-TV big leagues with ‘Dawson’s Creek’, Dawson’s Creek was a primetime television drama [January 20, 1998, May 14, 2003]. Her film career started with the forgettable and has grown and grown. Ms. Williams, with wisdom and application, has become a superior actor. She is now appealing to an adult audience. It is not in her interest to peel back the onion rings of causation leading to Mr. Ledger’s death.

But no WB graduate has put as much distance between themselves and their small-screen origins as Michelle Williams. Ryan Gosling has said, “She’s a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Clint Eastwood.”

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Wendi Deng Murdoch is the ex-wife of News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. And this report comes to us via The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corp. Also, somehow this involves former British rime minister Tony Blair and a 70-foot-tall Chinese spy tower in D.C.

[February 5 2017 Wendi and the Donald? ]

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Wendi and Ivanka at Inauguration

 

[April 4 Wendi photographed on Roman’s maxi-yacht, Vladi next?]

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Wendi Deng with daughters in St. Barts

it is the motor cruiser of Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner’s yacht, not the £25m one he is said to have gifted to Putin.   Wendi Deng has been seen frolicking in the tropical waves of St Barts amid claims that she is in a ‘serious’ relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.   What seems increasingly clear is that Murdoch and Deng are now involved in a romantic arms race.   Three weeks after the media mogul married Jerry Hall, his ex is spotted holidaying in the Caribbean on a Russian yacht.    The rumor circulating around the corridors of power — from Washington, D.C., to Europe and Asia — is that Vladimir Putin and Wendi Deng are dating.

 

[March 19 Wendi photographed with Charlie, Rupert with Jerry ]

 

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Wendi Deng and Charlie Siem

Charlie Siem, son of a Norwegian shipping magnate, meanwhile

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Chloe and Grace

Wendi and Rupert’s children as flower girls

 

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall pose for a photograph outside St Bride's church following a service to celebrate their wedding which took place on Friday, in London

Rupert Murdoch and bride

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[February 1 Rupert Murdoch announced engagement on eve of ex-wife’s premiere ]

48477103-cachedRupert Murdoch proposed marriage to Mick Jagger’s ex on January 10 while in LA for Golden Globes and took an ad in a London paper for the announcement. This came just before the scheduled premiere of his ex-wife’s new film.

Wendi Murdoch is producer on Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang, a striking biographical art documentary selected to open this year’s Sundance Film Festival, January 21. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang opened up the World Cinema Documentary Competition, Sky Ladder premiered to warm acclaim, telling the story of one of China’s most celebrated art world darlings with intimate interviews and awe-inspiring scenes of Cai’s explosive award-winning installations. At the film’s premiere, Murdoch stood side by side with Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), Oscar-winning fellow producer Fisher Stevens, and the artist himself, celebrating the two-year project she spearheaded a dozen years after first meeting Cai.
Variety:It’s no spoiler to note that, after years of repeated delays due to bad weather and wildfire risks, the audience finally gets to see this hugely ambitious and expensive project get off the ground, and Macdonald (“Touching the Void,” “Life in a Day”) does full justice to this majestically fleeting spectacle. Most notable about the climactic unveiling, however, are the specifics of where it takes place and who is watching. “Sky Ladder” may not fully penetrate the mystery of Cai’s artistic identity, but it ends with the poignant suggestion that the most significant accomplishments often stem from the simplest, most personal impulse.

[January 12 Rupert Murdoch to marry model ]
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Jerry Hall Jagger and fiancé

Jerry Hall Jagger and fiancé The Jagger marriage and the marriage ceremony were later declared invalid by the High Court of England and Wales in London in 1999

Four floors enough at One Madison?

Four floors enough at One Madison?

The five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom perch also offers uninterrupted, ‘cinematic,’ river-to-river views of Manhattan from the World Trade Center to the northern tip of Madison Avenue.
It was purchased in ‘raw condition,’ which means Murdoch will be supplying all of the furnishings, fixtures and other accoutrements.

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22d St. entrance

[June 26 2013 Rupert Murdoch now has money for divorce from Wendi]

Wendi Deng Murdoch and husband

Wendi Deng Murdoch and husband

Rupert Murdoch has not really had the money to divorce Wendi. His cash is tied up in News Corp voting shares, which he is always loathe to sell. But the death of this mother, six months ago, passes her 10% interest in the Murdoch family trust to him – potentially freeing up a few hundred million dollars. It is one way that Murdoch has had for resolving the stormy issues of his life.
[June 14]
Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of News Corp, has filed for divorce from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch.more tony Blair wendi
Deng and Murdoch’s prenuptial agreement was ratified by Jacqueline Silverman, head of the matrimonial division of the New York Supreme Court. Subsequent written agreements followed the birth of their two children, Chloe and Grace, in October 2002 and June 2004. (Though she was an employee of News Corp.’s subsidiary Star TV in Hong Kong when she met Murdoch, Deng has never sat on the company’s board unlike his previous wife.)

It is probably safe to say filing for divorce was a business decision, Ken Auletta
If the 1999 prenuptial agreement had a seven-year sunset and was renewed, then it would be up again now. Deng reportedly twice signed amendments to her original prenuptial agreement.

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Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in”All the Money in the World”

 

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.
Wahlberg’s team negotiated $1.5 million for his reshoots. Williams wasn’t told.
Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. Actors pay a team of agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10% of their salaries to advocate for them.
RIDLEY SCOTT: “The whole reshoot was — in normal terms was expensive but not as expensive as you think. Because all of them, everyone did it for nothing.”
USA TODAY: “Really?”
SCOTT: “No, I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid.”
USA TODAY: “You didn’t pay the actors more to do it?”
SCOTT: “No, they all came in free. Christopher [Plummer] had to get paid. But Michelle, no. Me, no. I wouldn’t do that to — ”
USA TODAY: “The crew, of course, did get paid?”
SCOTT: “Of course. ”

 

[December 11 2017 Michelle Williams Golden Globe nomination 2018 ]

Golden Globe nominations 2018

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

[July 18 filming in Rome ]

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Marketing in Rome in July where she is filming All The Money In The World,

Shooting in July on the Los Angeles set, Waterston, known for her performances in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Inherent Vice” and the recent “Alien: Covenant” will be playing the mother of 12-year-old Stevie, as he navigates his way through the heady skateboard scene that has no shortage of drugs, drinking, sex and more, all while coming of age.

[July 6]

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When All the Money in the World was in development Angelina Jolie was offered the lead female role of Gail Harris but declined. When the project was officially announced & greenlighted, Natalie Portman had been offered the Gail Harris role. However, she declined it as she just gave birth to her second baby and Michelle Williams was cast instead.   The potentially harrowing crime drama, which is currently shooting in Rome, stars Kevin Spacey as oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the ransom demanded by Italian kidnappers for his grandson; Michelle Williams as Gail Harris, the kidnapped teenager’s mother; Mark Wahlberg as the ex-cia negotiator brought on board to help negotiate; and rising star Charlie Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty III whose ear was cut off to coerce the family into paying.

In 2013, Joel Edgerton was set to star in The Double Hour, a remake of the Italian film The Double Hour (2009), alongside Michelle Williams, but the project fell apart.

[May 29 2013 Michelle Williams takes Rappaport role in remake ]

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Michelle Williams, as chambermaid, and Joel Edgerton will star in the indie remake of Italian thriller “The Double Hour,” with “Maria Full of Grace” helmer Joshua Marston directing from his own script.

 

Things are looking down: Harvey Weinstein (above) was photographed on Thursday afternoon in Arizona, standing on the edge of what looked to be a parking garage

Harvey in AZ January 4 afternoon

[December 2 2010 Applehead Pictures Deal Affirmed]

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A New York appeals court says Revlon cosmetics magnate Ronald Perelman owes more than $3 million to a movie production company he started with ex-wife Ellen Barkin. The ruling Thursday upholds a lower court decision.
The actress and Perelman divorced in 2006. During the marriage, the couple and Barkin’s brother George launched Applehead Pictures. A decision by the state Appellate Division says the billionaire Revlon head has to fork over the $4.3 million he agreed to pay the “Sea of Love” star’s production company, despite his contentions that he didn’t have to because she’d violated their divorce deal.
In a unanimous decision, the appeals court said the agreements Perelman signed with Barkin and her production company are completely separate – and there’s no evidence she violated the divorce agreement anyway.