While the rest of the world is talking about the red carpet trends, Angelina Jolie’s leg-dress malfunction and the mediocre behavior of Sacha Baron Cohen, we’re thinking about the Oscar’s films’ destinations and how they are set to change this year’s travel choices: Paris (Midnight in Paris/Hugo), Scotland (The War Horse), Hawaii (The Descendants), Los Angeles/CA (The Artist), Sweden (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”)…
First up is Paris. Both “Hugo” and “Midnight in Paris” manage to capture the very romantic magic of France’s capital city. If Paris is your next destination, check these two Parisian hotels just a few minutes from the popular attractions, such as Louvre and Opera. Or if you are traveling with kids and want to visit Disneyland Paris and Parc Asterix, you can stay at the Millennium’s Charles de Gaulle hotel.
And The Oscar goes to…. Uggie, an adopted dog who is the REAL star of the Oscar nominated The Artist – do you think he deserved an Oscar?
For more on pet adoption, please click here.
Are you ready for The Oscar’s? Because we are! We have our popcorn and soda all set up to watch the four-hour awards show.
We are very excited to see Billy Crystal back on the scene to host his ninth Oscar’s! Personally, we think he’s is the best host that there is for the awards.
Another thing that excites us about this year’s Oscar’s is the fact that the films competing in the category for “The Best Picture” have been filmed in various US and international locations, which add a beautiful spectacle to the films. (Wouldn’t you agree?)
Here’s where the nominees were filmed:
Hugo was filmed at London’s Shepperton Studios as well as on locations in London, Paris and the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough.
Moneyball was filmed in Oakland. Filming locations included Fenway Park, the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, Dodger Stadium and Blair Field, while studio shooting took place at Sony’s Culver City studios.
The Descendants began its on-location shoot in Hawaii. Most of the film was shot in Honolulu and around Hanalei Bay. For the scene, where the King family drives up to a ridge to look over their beautiful land, the film used a 3,000-acre private cattle ranch on the south shore of Kauai, Kipu Ranch.
Midnight in Paris was filmed, obviously, in Paris, France.
War Horse’s filming took place in UK: north Hampshire, Dartmoor, Devon, and at the Wiltshire village of Castle Combe. After Castle Combe, the production moved on to Wisley Airfield in Surrey, where no man’s land battlefield scenes were filmed. Shooting of wartime camp scenes also took place at Bourne Wood near Farnham in Surrey, and the French scenes were shot in the UK, apart from some pick-up shots of a bay foal filmed in California.
The Tree of Life was filmed in Texas. Locations included Smithville, Houston, Matagorda, Bastrop, Austin, Dallas, and Waco.
The Help was filmed in Mississippi, USA.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is especially a favorite of ours here at our New York office, because it was filmed in New York City. The scenes were shot on the streets of the Lower East Side and Chinatown.
If you are in New York this weekend, here’s the list of the places, where you can watch The Oscar’s.
Which film(s) are you voting for?
A rather interesting choice for a U.S.-based International debut, but we applaud it as more and more celebrities come out with their own perfumes.
Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck has been around in USA, but only now it debuts in Asia Pacific.
The fragrance is exclusive to the retailer’s Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in Changi Airport until end February. Changi is said to be the first airport to launch the scent in Asia Pacific.
Swift worked with perfumer Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan, who drew inspiration from the singer’s favorite memories and scents. Wonderstruck is a gourmand floral – top notes include freesia, apple blossom and raspberry, while the heart is made up of vanilla, honeysuckle and white hibiscus; base notes comprise golden amber, sandalwood and peach.
(Source: ©The Moodie Report)
We are very excited about the upcoming Golden Globes Awards, especially when we get to experience it first hand from Tracey Fentem at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort mingling among the celebrities. What a great way to start the weekend when it’s a perfect time to catch up on watching movies and celebrities sightings.
For all the celebrity photos, click here.
Yesterday we told you about great American actress Betty White turning 90 years old last weekend. Many Hollywood celebrities showed up to wish her a happy birthday at Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
They also taped a special TVsegment to air on Jan. 16. But this is not all what was happening that night.
Apparently, celebrities have been also very busy tweeting about the event, and we’ve put together a compilation of their personal messages (tweets) and photos they shared with everyone on social media. For the complete tweet-digest, click here.
Do you follow any of the celebrities on Facebook and/orTwitter?
Ellen Degeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Joel McHale, William Shatner and Tracy Morgan have not only joined the star-studded line-up paying tribute to one of the world’s most beloved entertainers in “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” (to air on Monday, January 16 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET), but they were also tweeting personal photos from the event. Looks like they enjoyed the premises too - the event took place at Biltmore LA Hotels.
Everyone seems to love and adore Betty White (there are more than a dozen fan groups on Twitter alone!), the question is - who does not like Betty White??!?? Perhaps there aren’t any people like that, at least not in our office.
Here’s what Valerie Valerie Bertinelli (Betty White Hot in Cleveland co-star) had to say about the event:
@Wolfiesmom And the beautiful birthday girl. I adore her. pic.twitter.com/NZvxzIyv
And the beautiful birthday girl. I adore her. pic.twitter.com/NZvxzIyv
She also tweeted this photo from the event:
By the way, Betty White and Co. are not the only famous people who have been to the Millennium Biltmore LA Hotel, the following celebrities stayed here too:
US Presidents: all from Hoover through George W. Bush EXCEPT for Franklin Roosevelt (12 total)
Royalty/Politicians: Princess Margaret, Duke & Duchess of York, Duke of Kent, Winston Churchill, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dick Cheney, Kenneth Kaunda (former president of Zambia), Margarita Zavala (1st Lady of Mexico), Newt Gingrich
Celebrities/Personalities: Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Ingrid Bergman, Howard Hughes, J. Paul Getty, John Steinbeck, Al Capone, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Jamie Foxx, Kate Winslet, Michelle Pfeiffer, Heidi Klum, Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Short, Sigourney Weaver, Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Forrest Whitaker, Steve Colbert, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Gary Sinise, Katie Couric, Karolina Kurkova (model), Sean Penn
Athletes: Kobe Bryant & Dennis Rodman (LA Lakers basketball), Reggie Bush and Peyton Manning (NFL football)
Musicians: Barbara Streisand, Mariah Carey, Seal, Barry Manilow, Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette, Garth Brooks, Rev. Al Green, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Jefferson Airplane, Rufus Wainwright
Hollywood’s big film and TV stars came to Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (more on Millennium Hotels & Resorts here) to tape “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl”.
Wearing a powder blue gown, with sheer silver-coloured sleeves and diamond-studded evening shoes, Betty was the belle of the ball. Of course, she would be - it’s her 90th Birthday! And there are, probably, no people in Hollywood who do not like the actress.
From youngsters to serious TV-show and film veterans - Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer), Mary Tyler Moore (The Mary Tyler Moore show), her Hot in Cleveland co-stars actresses Valerie Bertinelli (who, by the way, has been already tweeting about the event), Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick, funny girls Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (who co-starred with White on Saturday Night Live) - dressed elegantly and sexy came to tape the TV special on Betty White to air on Monday, January 16 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) and on Twitter.
Immediately following the birthday special will be a sneak preview of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (9:30-10 p.m.), an outrageously funny hidden-camera season unlike anything viewers have ever seen.
The attendees of the glitz Hollywood birthday party and celebrities that are part of the TV special tribute to Betty White and who will be saluting the actress include: Ellen Degeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan, Carl Reiner, Vicki Lawrence and John O’Hurley, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod, as well as Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett, and Jay Leno.
Follow us on Twitter for my updates, celebrity photos and videos and tweeter digests of the ones by the famous people in attendance, including the ones by Betty White fan club!
What’s your absolutely favorite role(TV and/or Film) of Betty White?
(Source: Daily Mail UK)