on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1atyQVF Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela through the years Hollywood serves a dose of history, but is it true? Tom Hanks portrays a cargo ship captain whose ship is overtaken by Somali pirates in ‘Captain Phillips’. The film is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips. VPC Scott Bowles, USA TODAY 12:39 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 Hollywood begins its annual parade of true-life stories, despite claims the industry can’t get its facts straight Tom Hanks, right, stars in ‘Captain Phillips,’ the latest in a host of new films “inspired” by true events. (Photo: Hopper Stone, Columbia Pictures) Story Highlights Oscar season sees spate of real-life stories Filmmakers, academics split over importance of accuracy ‘Captain Phillips’ leads string of biopics and true dramas SHARE 7 CONNECT 11 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE LOS ANGELES The following is based on actual events. Of course, Hollywood staged those events, so season with a grain of salt. After dominating last year’s Oscars and generating a healthy dose of controversy, biopics and dramas based on true events will again rule the multiplex and revive the debate over whether the film industry needs to get its facts straight. Captain Phillips, the documentary-style feature about the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates, opens Friday and already is generating headlines.
Hollywood Manager Nudges Farmiga, Michael Hall to Charity
Rubinstein: Ive studied Buddhism for years and meditated, and I have a lot of interest in the world of spirituality and self-development, personal growth. I saw that I exist on the planet to make an impact. Even Tortillas One of my teachers said everybody loves something, even if its just tortillas, and he said everybodys heart is moved by something. Cole: How do you help a client make a decision? Rubinstein: Vera Farmiga directed, co-wrote and starred in Higher Ground, a movie about a womans search for religion or spirituality. She said she wanted to show this process with some love, not with the usual judgment, so she made a movie. Cole: What was your role? Rubinstein: I said you could direct this, and she said no thats a lot of work. Then she thought about it. She brought in the original writer of the book. I found producers and a financier. She was pregnant with her second child. It was a crazy experience, and we made it! Cole: Some people say Hollywood isnt as generous as it should be.
The 35-year-old singer looked effortlessly elegant as she joined fellow judges Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh on stage to hear the results of the first public vote, while offering a sexy glimpse of her toned and tanned pins with a daring thigh-high split. Effortless elegance: Nicole Scherzinger pulled out all the stops as she oozed timeless Hollywood glamour in a striking black gown for The X Factor results show on Sunday Highlighting her envy-inducing hourglass figure, Nicole’s velvet gown featured a flattering racer back style, as well as an unusual panel of metal bars running down her spine. Nicole Scherzinger embraces 80s night in a cleavage revealing fringed dress… while Sharon Osbourne wears emerald green shoulder pads as The X Factor live shows return Keeping the rest of her look simple, the Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker added height to her frame with a pair of fierce pointed stiletto heels, while wearing her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon. The Hawaian-born beauty accessorised with striking bright purple earrings, while completing her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes. The thigh’s the limit: The 35-year-old singer offered a sexy glimpse of her toned and tanned pins with a daring thigh-high split Hollywood glamour: Highlighting her envy-inducing hourglass figure, Nicole’s velvet gown featured a flattering racer back style, as well as an unusual panel of metal bars running down her spine Tense times: Nicole joined fellow judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on stage to hear the results of the first public vote Nicole certainly had plenty to smile about for the episode with all three of her girls – Abi Alton, Tamera Foster and Hannah Barrett – making it through to next week’s show. And the star was looking forward to seeing legendary songstress Cher perform on the episode. Writing on her Twitter page in a series of posts, Nicole said: ‘Less then half an hour to go… Just got to get dressed then I’m ready to go! Are y’all ready? @TheXFactor Classic elegance: The Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon, and accessorized with bright purple earrings She’s got The X Factor! Nicole completed her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes.
Hollywood away from home: Where the stars stay in Vancouver
aThe most expensive rentals we have are $50,000,a he said. aThey are mainly on the North Shore, and a couple of downtown penthouses. Itas the A-list people who are taking those; all the stars of the (biggest) movies.a For Hollywoodas elite, Vancouveras west side usually doesnat offer enough privacy, he added. aWeare talking a $50,000 budget on the water, gated homes, things like that.a Unique Accommodations has housed Renee Zellweger, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Jen Garner, Halle Berry, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in recent years. Theyave also worked with the stars from Elysium, This Means War and X-Men, to name a few. When Matt Damon arrived with his family in the summer of 2011 to film Elysium, he kept a low profile, popping up now and again to purchase an ice cream cone or mosy around West Vancouver. But you can bet he was among the A-listers with a $50,000-per-month rental budget, shacking up in one of the North Shoreas finest architectural treasures. John Cusack paid about $25,000 per month for a 2,500-sq-ft False Creek condo while working here on two occasions, complete with 360-degree water and city views, pool table and 1,600-sq-foot deck with hot tub. Dwayne aThe Rocka Johnson kicked back in a three-bed penthouse on Beach Ave. while in Vancouver filming The Tooth Fairy. With a price tag of a mere $20,000 a month, it features views of the city, mountains and English Bay on its own private floor, with 11-foot ceilings and a media room. It must be a nice pad, because Jeff Bridges also called this place home for a while when filming Tron: Legacy. Kalyn kept mum on a few of the companyas clients, citing confidentiality agreements. We do know, however, that a number of big names are living in Metro Vancouver at the moment, including famed director Tim Burton, who is here working on his latest feature film, Big Eyes, and actors Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Mystery surrounds the recent arrival of Channing Tatum and his family a wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who is here filming TV series The Witches of East End, newborn baby Everly and puppy Meeka a who arerumoured to be nesting in a hush-hush North Shore hideaway.