Cate Blanchett ,Timberlake and U2 join ‘Super School Live’ TV special

Cate Blanchett ,Timberlake and U2  join ‘Super School Live’ TV special

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Some amazing news! Read below!

LOS ANGELES
Justin Timberlake, U2, Cate Blanchett and Salma Hayek are joining an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools.

Organizers announced Thursday that Kelly Clarkson has also been added as a performer to the star-studded “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live ” show. It will air simultaneously on all four major broadcast networks Friday, Sept 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern and is tape-delayed on the West Coast.

More than five dozen celebrities including sports figures Marshawn Lynch and Chris Paul will appear on the show, which will be a mixture of live music, comedy sketches and documentary segments.

The special will highlight the efforts of the XQ Institute, which was co-founded by billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs and a former assistant education secretary in President Barack Obama’s administration.

via Charlotte Observer

Fore more information: xqsuperschool.org/live/

Cate Blanchett joins the jury of The Hope Prize in its second year

Cate Blanchett joins the jury of The Hope Prize in its second year

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Cate is back to judge the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s literary award. The Hope Prize, short story competition, is open for entries until January 31, 2018. Read more below.

BROTHERHOOD’S $10,000 HOPE PRIZE FOR WRITING RISES AGAIN

Cate Blanchett has joined a stellar cast of judges for a new round of the Hope Prize awarded to a short story exploring resilience amid poverty in Australia.

The writing competition is run by the national welfare group Brotherhood of St Laurence to challenge common stereotypes of what it means to be poor and disadvantaged in an otherwise prosperous country.

The Brotherhood has also signed up author Kate Grenville and former Governor General Quentin Bryce as judges. It will be a sequel for the trio who first came together to judge the inaugural Hope Prize for the welfare group in 2016.

Farah Farouque, from the Brotherhood, said using the medium of short stories, which could be based on fact or fiction, had proved to be a great way to reach new audiences.

”When we ran the competition for the first time we were overwhelmed by close to 1000 entries and the winning short stories were published in an anthology appropriately called ‘Hope’.”

“Through the Hope Prize we want to find evocative new voices and champions to explore social issues that deserve more focus.”

The competition is supported by philanthropy and the winning story story will be awarded $10,000.

In addition, two Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will also be awarded.

For further information on how to enter and competition rules click here.

via Daily Review

What Cate Blanchett said about the first Hope Prize

“The finalists all revealed powerful perspectives on the world at large, and displayed unique, unpretentious and authentic voices.”

via Brotherhood of St Laurence

Sì is myself by Giorgio Armani: New Photos and Event Info

Sì is myself by Giorgio Armani: New Photos and Event Info

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We have added few more promotional photos from the new Sì campaign with Cate Blanchett and the official film for the new fragrance Sì Nacre Sparkling Limited Edition. Also, Harrods store (London) announced an event for Giorgio Armani Si Nacre Sparkle Launch. See all new content below!

via Daily Luxury

2017 film campaign – Sì is Myself

Source: www.armanibeauty.com/

Event at Harrods:

Beauty Heroes: Giorgio Armani Si Nacre Sparkle Launch
28 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

GIORGIO ARMANI: THE COLOUR HALL, GROUND FLOOR

To celebrate the launch of Giorgio Armani’s new limited-edition fragrance, Si Nacre Sparkling Edition, customers will be able to book a complimentary makeover in-store. Choosing from three Armani Sparkle looks, they will also be able to experience the fragrance, which is available exclusively at Harrods.
This offer will be available from Thursday 28th September to Saturday 30th September, with appointments taking place at the Giorgio Armani counter in The Colour Hall, Ground Floor.

Source: www.harrods.com/en-gb/events

New TV promo for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

New TV promo for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok

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Marvel has released another official TV spot for Thor: Ragnarok, and there’s a bit of new footage in there.
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ cast introduce the newest faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ cast introduce the newest faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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New article from L.A. Times and photos taken during the Comic Con in San Diego. Enjoy!

Thor: Ragnarok” might be the third title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe about the god of thunder, but this colorful deviation is no mere knockoff of its predecessors. Gone are the golden turrets of Asgard, overthrown by the goddess of death (played by Cate Blanchett), whose ’80s metal band swagger debuted at Comic-Con, setting fans on fire. The serious Nordic costumes have been electrified with Jack Kirby-inspired cosmic blues and reds. And instead of leaning on choral anthems, the new score will usher in a synth symphony channeling the hypnotizing sounds of Jean-Michel Jarre. The driving force behind these electric, retro-tinged changes is director Taika Waititi, best known for writing and directing the cult comedies “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

“Ragnarok,” which opens Nov. 3, finds Thor imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, where he must fight to survive in the Grandmaster’s gladiator games. It’s the stuff of life and death. But Waititi didn’t lose sight of the fact that it’s still entertainment. “If we were taking things a little too seriously, I would say, ‘Never forget that we’re making a cosmic adventure with a space Viking,’” said the director by phone. “That sort of captures it all. We’ve got the Incredible Hulk, and a giant woman with antlers. We’ve got aliens and spaceships. It’s almost like a bunch of kids were asked what they wanted to put into a movie, and then we just did that.”

And while it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of Waititi’s aesthetic changes (Thor cut his hair!), perhaps the most exciting addition to the Marvel universe is the new cast members, who feel like they were plucked from a late night, Internet fan casting session. All your faves are in this flick. Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Rachel House and the aforementioned Blanchett are all part of Waititi’s “space Viking” opus.

So we rounded up the newbies to find out who they’re playing and what it’s like being on team Marvel.

Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster)

“I’m the Grandmaster,” Goldblum said. The actor, who sports a bold blue lip in the movie, described his time on set as a “golden memory” but was hesitant to reveal too much about his big character debut. “If you followed the comic books [then you know that] he’s one of the elders in the universe. His brother is the Collector, immortal, has fought and beaten death, has superpowers galore, and his games are a playful, playful sort.”

Cate Blanchett (Hela)

When asked why she wanted to play the big bad in “Thor: Ragnarok” Blanchett was direct: “A) It was Taika. B) It was the goddess of death. And C) There’s never been a female Marvel villain.”

Calling the shoot an “exercise in tone,” the actress revealed that her biggest struggle transforming into Hela was trying to feel powerful and credible as a villain — while wearing a motion-capture suit. “The headdress is such a huge part of when she comes into the height of her powers in the film,” Blanchett said. “I only wore that really in the photo shoots. I had to sort of imagine what it was like being a reindeer.”

Karl Urban (Skurge)

Every great baddie needs a good lackey; enter one tattoo-headed Skurge. The Asgardian warrior has been operating the Bifröst bridge in the absence of Heimdall (Idris Elba).

“Then Hela turns up, and Skurge quickly realizes that he either has to join her or die,” Urban said. “He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he’s bright enough to make the right choice for him. He’s a survivalist.”

Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie)

An elite warrior of Asgard “who has sort of lost her way” is how Thompson describes her character. The actress and Waititi wanted to deviate from the comic book version of Valkyrie, and instead create a more timely character.

“There’s an unfair position that women are sometimes put in, in the context of superhero movies and action movies where at once they have to be very strong and fierce, but also sexy,” Thompson said. “Obviously, it’s still a superhero movie and so you’ve got to figure out when you need to stand with your hands on your hips and what makes sense. But we wanted to create a character that occupied her own iconography.”

“There’s one word I hate in all scripts in Hollywood at the moment in describing women, and that is the word “badass.” That word has just crept into every script that is pushed around this town now. It’s terrible, because it doesn’t mean anything. It’s a dumb male writer’s way of saying, ‘Ah, uh, she’s like, she, uh, she’s tough.’ Then straight after that it’s like, ‘She’s badass, but she’s got a beauty about her. And she’s sexy. Unconsciously sexy.’”

Rachel House (Topaz)

She’s Waititi’s “good luck charm.” House has been in nearly all of the director’s films. House’s character here is yet another great warrior who works for the Grandmaster as a sort of bodyguard.

“She’s a little bit strict with him at times,” said House. “But she’s also quite petulant, when he shows his affections toward other people: not happy, very protective and easily jealous.”

Taika Waititi (Korg)

Pulling double duty, Waititi plays the 8-foot-tall Kronan warrior made of purple rocks. Korg was originally supposed to have only a few scenes, but Waititi manages to flesh him out (via motion-capture suit) substantially.

“You’ve got to understand that Taika Waititi the actor is an incredible person to work with,” the director explained. “When Taika Waititi the director comes across someone like that, it just seems appropriate to give that actor a bit more time to show what they can do. I did that, and my theory was correct. I was, he was that good. As an actor, I highly valued Taika Waititi the director, who was very generous to me in giving me a few more takes than everyone else, and really let me show what I can do.”

via L.A. Times

News on Manifesto

News on Manifesto

Good morning! Manifesto is about to open in another film festival: Darwin International Film Festival (Australia, September 14 – 25, 2017), to screen on a single day, September 20.
The movie is also opening in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), at the Cinema Akil on September 8, for one week only.
According to IMDb the movie is set to open in several countries until the end of the year:
Hong Kong 14 September 2017
Taiwan 22 September 2017
Brazil 2 November 2017
France 29 November 2017
To this list have to be added: Netherlands October 6 (to be confirmed); Italy November 20 (confirmed)

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