by Fallon Prinzivalli
As the title suggests, "Mirror Mirror" is not all about Snow White. Snow shares center stage with the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) in this comedic fairy tale adaptation—in theaters now. While Julia still plays the bad guy, the movie allows her character to step into the spotlight, and she isn't the only villainess having a moment. In 2013, Angelina Jolie will play a kinder rendition of Maleficent in the upcoming "Sleeping Beauty" adaptation.
"I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities," Angelina told EW.com.
This sparked our interest in which other villains might make for an interesting take on a classic fairy tale. Read on after the jump for our picks.
"One Day," the bittersweet love saga hitting theaters on Friday, which is based on David Nicholls' charming international best-seller, follows two friends (played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess) over the span of 20 years. So it's fitting that for the past decade we have been following Anne and her ever-evolving career and personal life, something we'll continue to do for the next 10 years and beyond. Having a diverse resume that—at just 28 years old—already includes indies, family fare, rom-coms, big-budget action flicks and sweeping dramas , the Oscar-nominated actress has become one of the defining stars of our generation. As we look forward to the release of "One Day" and her upcoming projects (hello, "Dark Knight Rises"!) let's look back at the evolution of Anne Hathaway.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1982, Anne is the middle child of a lawyer, her father Gerald, and an actress, her mother Kathleen. While Anne grew up performing on the stage, her big break wouldn't come from the theater, but rather the big screen. "The Princess Diaries," a charming live-action Disney movie about a teen who discovers she's actually an heiress to a throne, marked Anne's second time appearing in a movie, but it catapulted her to instant fame. Her sweet, funny performance as the dowdy girl-turned-princess Mia Thermopolis won over critics and moviegoers alike. She may have already been 18 when the flick, which grossed $108 million at the box office (and spawned the sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement"), was released in 2001, but her star was just being born.
Rambo? Ancient history. Jason Bourne? Soooo 2008. Forget the dudely heroes of yesteryear; these days, the name of the game is ass-kicking women. This year's movie lineup was rife with smart, sexy, ultra-confident ladies who hang tough, play hard, and fight dirty...and, of course, gleefully murder the unfortunate punks who get in their way. And as we look back on 12 months of fine female leads, the 2010 year-end roundups wouldn't be complete without a countdown list of the Ass-Kickingest Females of the Year. From legitimate superheroes to intellectual heavyweights to vengeful victims, there's no question that these performances carried a serious dose of girl power.
Will it be "Avatar" or "The Hurt Locker"? Meryl Streep or Sandra Bullock? Those are just some of the burning questions that will finally be answered at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards this Sunday (don't forget: Hollywood Crush will be live blogging the red carpet!). As Hollywood readies itself for its biggest night, the stars took to their Twitter pages to talk about all the frenzy surrounding it. Paula Abdul posted that she's "Very excited for Oscar weekend!!" while comedian and "My Boys" star, Jim Gaffigan, had a much more jaded take on it, writing, "I can't wait to see who wins most popular, I mean best actor."
This weekend also brings the long-awaited release of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's twisted take on the classic tale "Alice in Wonderland." The reviews are already in and it seems like some think it could very well wind up at the 2011 Oscars! Actress Meaghan Martin tweeted, "Such a brilliant movie! Go see it immediately. I want to be Alice when I grow up... I always have. :-)" and comedian/actress Aisha Tyler told followers how much she loved "Alice" too, "Just saw Alice in Wonderland 3D. Awe. Some. I'm giving up drinking & will just wear 3D glasses around from now on: "Dude! I am SO 3D'ed."
Check out the rest of Friday's best celebrity tweets, including Jon Gosselin dispelling those Playgirl rumors and Apolo Anton Ohno possibly starting his own! Be sure to follow us all weekend on Twitter @hollywoodcrush to get all the latest breaking red carpet and Oscar news!
"Alice in Wonderland" fashion, anyone? Here in New York City, Bloomingdale's is catering to fans of the new Tim Burton flick with some "Alice"-themed window displays and tabletop tableaus, featuring pretty clothes and divine dinnerware inspired by the film. Because, before you march into battle against the Queen of Hearts, you'll want to look your best.
Outside the store, onlookers can feast their eyes on a pair of mannequins clad in pretty summer frocks, and who — judging by the over-sized landscape — appear to have downed one of those wicked little potions that cause some serious shrinkage. (No, not that kind. Geez.) Surrounded by big 'shrooms and giant flowers, either one of these dresses (both a part of the Sue Wong for Disney collection) would be perfect for a mad tea party. The only thing missing is Johnny Depp's signature crazy-hat and a pair of squat, moon-faced twins in matching striped jerseys. Which is okay, because the Tweedles kinda creep us out.
Unless you’ve been living under a, say, rabbit hole, then you probably know that Tim Burton’s re-telling of “Alice In Wonderland” will be in theaters this Friday. And, there's no doubt in our minds that the flick’s star, Mia Wasikowska, is sure to be huge.
She’s already established her acting chops in such flicks as “Defiance,” “Amelia” and even appeared in nine episodes of the saddest HBO show in the game, “In Treatment,” but there’s so much more on deck for the 20-year-old Australian.
By Cara Alwill
Avril Lavigne is "Alice in Wonderland" obsessed. After writing the title song for the Tim Burton remake of the classic cartoon, the singer has decided to design signature pieces for her Abbey Dawn junior's line that would be inspired by Alice, as well.
Abbey Dawn clothing line mixes rock and roll, fashion, and a whole lot of attitude. “It’s really for anyone of all ages,” Avril told People last fall about the line. “Girls who like to express themselves through fashion and go nuts and wear some cool rock and roll pieces.”
Neither rabbit holes nor London weather could keep the stars from shining at last night's world premiere of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. And while the actors' onscreen personas may be fantastically garbed, the dress code for the event skewed more towards muted elegance.
Red carpet White Queen Anne Hathaway flaunted a bronze-colored sequined Vivienne Westwood frock that complemented her coloring oh-so well. What wasn't so flattering about this otherwise beautiful dress, though, was its asymmetrical hemline, which looked as though a strip of burlap bag had been stapled to the bottom. We would have much rather seen a clean hemline, or better yet, a floor-grazing length. Anne's costar Johnny Depp looked, well, as you'd expect Johnny Depp to look. The two-time Sexiest Man Alive wore his signature red carpet look—a white button-up (with the top few buttons strategically undone, natch), a black vest and a black suit. As always, he looked great but disappointingly predictable.
By Cara Alwill
Anne Hathaway lends her classic beauty to the March issue of InStyle magazine, as she adorns the cover in a gorgeous purple gown (one that looks eerily similar to Sandra Bullock's Bottega Veneta Golden Globes stunner) and her radiant, porcelain glow. The actress, who can be seen this Friday in "Valentine's Day," discusses her latest role as the White Queen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” as well as her self-image (she’s incredibly modest) and how she finds balance and happiness.
There is no question that Anne is absolutely gorgeous, but this humble actress doesn’t necessarily think so. “I think I’ve got really weird features. I have very large features on a very small head. But, you know, I’m not going to beat myself up… I look like myself, and I think at the end of the day, as nice as pretty is, authenticity is more important," she says.