Evan Agostini/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ten years ago today, Vogue devotees everywhere flocked to movie theaters to see The Devil Wears Prada on opening night.
Based on a book of the same title, the film starred Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the curt, impeccably coiffed editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, and Anne Hathaway as her ambitious assistant, Andi Sachs.
With its zippy one-liners and rewind-worthy fashion montages, the film, rumored to be based on the book's author's experiences working for Vogue's Anna Wintour, charmed critics and fans alike. Ultimately, The Devil Wears Prada grossed more than $326 million worldwide and earned Streep her fourteenth Oscar nod.
“It’s a f***ing brilliant movie,” Stanley Tucci, who played a top Runway staffer, toldVariety recently. “The brilliant movies become influential, no matter what they are about.” In fact, this movie was so influential that there's now a metal band called The Devil Wears Prada. But that doesn't mean it's timeless.
As technology has evolved, so too has the way journalists report the news, whether it's at a monthly magazine or elsewhere. Among the ways The Devil Wears Prada would need to be updated in 2016:
1. Smartphones changed the game: Andi's Sidekick -- the 2006 cellphone of choice of A-listers everywhere -- is now obsolete. Throughout the film, Miranda called Andi constantly, asking her to run small errands, like picking up lunch, and big ones, such as procuring an unpublished Harry Potter manuscript. She also asks her to do the impossible, like book her a flight home in the middle of a hurricane. These days, Andi would have an iPhone, and in addition to managing Miranda's phone calls, she'd be required to answer emails and texts from other Runway staffers. But there's an upside: at the Met Gala, when Miranda needed to be reminded of who all the guests were, Andi would have Google right at her fingertips.
2. ... And so have apps: Half of the errands that kept Andi so busy now can be accomplished in seconds by using an app. Miranda wants lunch? Fire up Seamless. Miranda needs a ride? That's why we have Uber and Lyft. Miranda's flight was canceled? Andi could look at alternative options using Kayak or JetSmarter.
3. Social media has exploded: Beginning in 2006, Facebook, previously a service for select college students, became available to anybody over the age of 12 who had an email address and wanted to join. That same year, the first tweet was sent. Since then, both social media platforms have become major reporting tools for media companies, as have Instagram and Snapchat. At least one of these platforms would have influenced Andi's job and they certainly would have changed the way Runway covers fashion.
4. The 24-hour news cycle has taken over:Vogue has long been considered the fashion Bible, but for those looking to get their daily fix of the brand, Vogue.com has it all. More recently, the fashion magazine launched its app, which was promoted by Wintour herself in a video. In fact, Wintour has become more and more of a celebrity as the brand has evolved, doing interviews on TV and even answering questions for one of Vogue's digital franchises. In The Devil Wears Prada, Miranda Priestley is equal parts feared and revered, partially because she was such a mysterious entity. Today, she'd have to do more press herself -- and Andi's job would have to be adjusted accordingly.
5. New media outlets crop up every day: In 2006, blogs and websites were gaining popularity, but many journalists still only aspired to work for traditional media brands. Not so anymore. With the rise of social media and digital journalism, there are countless ways to get published and more ways to break news. It's safe to assume that Andi, who had zero interest in fashion or beauty, would ever consider taking her Runway job in 2016, nor would it be offered to her.
6. The Met Gala is more influential than ever: The Met Gala, an annual party thrown in part by Wintour, has long been touted as one of the biggest bashes of the year for the fashion elite. However, at the time of the movie's release, it wasn't necessarily as popular as it is now. Why? Well, one reason may be that in the past, stars weren't able to share photos of their experiences at the party; another could be that before many journalism outlets had websites, there wasn't nearly as much coverage of the event. Either way, had the movie been made today, the scene featuring the Met Gala would be much bigger.
7. ... And so is Paris Fashion Week: As more and more fashion brands have cropped up, more and more fashion bloggers have become famous, so Paris Fashion Week has taken on an entirely new meaning. At the end of the film, Andi gets the opportunity to travel with Miranda to the event, attending the shows and meeting the designers. However, if the film were made today, she too would need to be sure that she was appropriately dressed and coiffed at all times because she'd be photographed almost constantly on the red carpet and off. These days, street style matters too.
Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's been 45 years since Gene Wilder slipped on Willy Wonka's top hat and purple jacket and escorted five lucky kids through his mysterious chocolate factory. The film, based on the popular Roald Dahl book, was released on June 30, 1971, and earned just $4 million at the end of its original run, according to one estimate. However, it was beloved by critics and fans alike, and in 1972, Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role.
Decades later, the movie, which currently has an 89 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has developed a cult following, in part because of its regular TV showings.
But here are a few stories about the film that even the most die-hard fans might not know.
1. Roald Dahl hated the movie: According to a 2005 BBC story, Dahl wanted comedian Spike Milligan to play Willy Wonka, and when Wilder was cast instead, he soured on the project. Then, he became infuriated when he discovered that the plot of the film would deviate from the book. "He thought it placed too much emphasis on Willy Wonka and not enough on Charlie," Liz Attenborough, trustee of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, told the BBC. "For him, the book was about Charlie."
2. Producers wanted to cast Wilder the moment they met him: David Wolper, one of the film's producers, told AMC that both Milligan and Joel Grey were considered for the role of Willy Wonka, and he'd heard a rumor that Fred Astaire had also been interested. However, when he and director Mel Stuart met Wilder, they knew they'd found their Wonka. Stuart said, "Gene walked in and I realized that his presence -- his humor, the humor in his eyes … was Wonka. ... He had the sardonic, demonic edge that we were looking for.” Ultimately, they paid the actor $150,000 to take the part.
3. Wilder influenced Wonka's actions: According to the BBC, Wilder wanted Wonka's first appearance in the film to confuse the viewer. In the scene in which he walks out of the chocolate factory, he pretends to be a frail, elderly man before tumbling to meet his guests. "I knew that from then on the audience wouldn't know if I was lying or telling the truth," Wilder later explained. Stuart also said that Wilder made up the eerie song that Wonka sang on the psychedelic boat ride, and that he improvised the explosive scene toward the end of the film in which Wonka yells at Charlie.
4. Shoots weren't always easy: Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie, and Julie Dawn Cole, who portrayed Veruca Salt, said in a 2011 interview that some of the scenes in the movie were difficult to film. The black and white room was "particularly uncomfortable," Cole said, and Ostrum added that it was difficult to film the scene involving the Fizzy Lifting Drink because of the harnesses and wires involved. But even some of the more low-tech scenes had their challenges. Cole said that the scene in which she sang "I Want It Now" required 36 takes.
5. The actors were kept from seeing the "Chocolate Room" until filming began: Rusty Goffe, who played an Oompa Loompa in the film, said in 2011 that Stuart didn't allow the child actors in the film to see Wonka's famous "Chocolate Room," where everything is edible, until he had cameras rolling. Their reactions, he explained, were captured on film, and used in the movie.
6. Some of the candy on set was actually real: Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee, wrote in a Reddit Ask Me Anything chat that Violet Beauregarde's "three-course gum" was actually a toffee-based candy and that marzipan was also everywhere. However, the giant gummy bears, were plastic, and the wallpaper tasted ... like wallpaper, not Snozzberries. "In general, if we ate it on film, it was real, and if not, it was fake," Themmen wrote. "Visually, the room was unbelievable."
7. The Oompa Loompas actors played pranks: Themmen also revealed in his AMA chat that the actors who played the Oompa Loompas were "notoriously mischievous." "We all stayed in a hotel together. In those days, when you wanted to have your shoes shined, you'd leave them outside of your hotel room door. One night the Oompa Loompas grabbed all the shoes, tied the laces together, and left them in a pile to be found in the morning," he wrote.
8. Willy Wonka's office was originally meant to be as beautiful as the factory: Stuart described the original set of Wonka's office as "the most gorgeous office you've ever seen," but he realized quickly that it just didn't fit the character. To rectify the situation, "I had the crew come in and cut the desk in half, the chairs in half, the safe in half, everything except the lightbulbs had to be in half," he said in a 2011 interview, "because it had to reflect Willy Wonka's fake madness."
L-R: Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man in "Captain America: Civil War"; Zade Rosenthal/Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) -- Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced that the biggest hit of 2016, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, will be coming to Digital HD Sept. 2 and Blu-ray Sept. 13.
The film, which earned more than $1.14 billion globally as well as a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, will come with more than 60 minutes of in-depth bonus features, including "making-of" featurettes, interviews, deleted scenes, and more.
In Civil War, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man finds himself butting heads -- figuratively and eventually literally -- with Chris Evans' Steve Rogers/Captain America over a government plan to regulate the actions of The Avengers.
Each hero finds his own team of allies on either side of the philosophical fence, including Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Peter Parker/Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, and T'Challa/Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, on Team Iron Man. Rogers' lifelong friend Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan, and Paul Rudd's Ant-Man are also fighting for Team C
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ABC/A.M.P.A.S(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is delivering on its promise to diversify its membership.
Wednesday the organization extended 683 membership invitations to actors, filmmakers and executives alike. Of that group, 41 percent are people of color and 46 percent are female.
According to the Academy's website, this means that the percentage of minorities has risen from 8 percent to 11 percent, and the percentage of women has grown from 25 percent to 27 percent.
The group runs the gamut age-wise too: The youngest person invited is 24, and the oldest is 91.
"This class continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement today. "We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry."
Included in the list of potential new members are actors Idris Elba, Rita Wilson, Friedo Pinto, Gabrielle Union and Damon Wayans, Jr. O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson was invited in two categories, as was Creed director Ryan Coogler. Siblings Lana and Lilly Wachowski, who created the Matrix trilogy, also received invitations.
Back in January, Boone Isaacs announced the Academy's plan to overhaul its policies in an attempt to make its membership "significantly" more diverse. The plan, she said, was to double the number of women and minorities by 2020.
“The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” Boone Isaacs said earlier this year. “These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.”
Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Frank Grillo may be 51, but it’s safe to say he’s in better shape than a lot of guys in their 20s.
His secret to staying fit?
“Red wine,” he declared on Thursday’s Good Morning America. “And I get a lot of sleep and I box and run a little bit.”
Mostly, though, it’s the wine, which is great news for all of us. “A glass of red wine a day and lots of olive oil,” Grillo explained. “I’m Italian.”
Grillo stars in the new thriller The Purge: Election Year, hitting theaters Friday. The film is set in the 2020s, when America has rebounded from economic catastrophe, unemployment is at an all-time low and crime is non-existent. The reason: one night a year, the government allows its citizens to kill, loot and act out their most immoral impulses.
The third installment in the film series takes place during an election year. Grillo plays the head of security for a presidential candidate, played by Elizabeth Mitchell, who wants to do away with Purge Night.
“She wants to get rid of the purge and I’m trying to make sure she lives long enough to do that,” Grillo said.
Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik; Steve Mack/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Miss Universe organization has decided this week to replace the swimsuit competition in the Miss Teen USA pageant with athletic wear.
“This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a strong example for our peers," the current Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik told USA Today, which first reported the news.
Miss Universe President Paula Shugart wrote in a letter that the change will "celebrate women’s strength, confidence and beauty" and "this decision reflects an important cultural shift we’re all celebrating that empowers women who lead active, purposeful lives and encourage those in their communities to do the same."
She added: "Our hope is that this decision will help all of Miss Teen USA's fans recognize these young women for the strong, inspiring individuals they are."
The next Miss Teen USA pageant takes place in Las Vegas July 30.
Hopper Stone/Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Who you gonna call if you want to take a ride in the Ghostbusters-mobile?
The ride company Lyft is giving fans a chance to ride in the new Ghostbusters' official vehicle. The Ecto-1 -- as seen in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, not the original two -- will be picking up passengers who select a special "Ghost Mode" option for a limited time.
The special rides are only available to passengers in New York City; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Boston on July 1 and 2.
Lyft had a similar promotion -- but using DeLoreans -- to commemorate October 21, 2015 -- a.k.a. Back to the Future Day.
Ghostbusters, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig, hits theaters July 15.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in "Captain America: Civil War"; image courtesy MarvelPlaying Black Widow has been very, very good for Scarlett Johansson. The actress is officially Hollywood's new box-office queen.
According toBox Office Mojo, the 31-year-old is the highest-grossing actress of all time, with her movies earning in more than $3.3 billion worldwide. Her roles in Captain America: Civil War, which grossed more than $400 million, and The Jungle Book, at $358 million helped secure her place on top of the list.
Johansson's biggest film so far has been 2012's The Avengers, which brought in $623.4 million.
Johansson is 10th overall on the list of actors and actresses. The next highest-grossing actress on the list is Cameron Diaz at 19, followed by Helena Bonham Carter at 26, Cate Blanchett at 29, Julia Roberts at 30, Elizabeth Banks at 31, Emma Watson at 32 and Anne Hathaway at 50.
Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks on the set of "Sully"; Steve Sands/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- We've got our first trailer for Sully. Tom Hanks stars as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009 after losing both engines, an emergency landing that came to be known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."
In the clip, we see Sully dealing with the aftermath of the landing, especially the investigation into whether or not it was necessary. There's also plenty of cockpit action with co-star Aaron Eckhart, who plays First Officer Jeffrey Skiles.
In an interview with People Wednesday, Eckhart said he and Hanks practiced the landing on a flight simulator. "We had the transcripts and the radio conversation between Sully and the tower, to hear how calm he was and how precise. It was great filming those scenes and everybody getting out on the wing and seeing Tom take charge," Eckhart says. "It was a blast."
For the movie, director Clint Eastwood had an Airbus A320 disassembled and reassembled in a pool on a movie set. "I've been making movies for a long time, but whenever you see a complete plane in a pool right there -- it blew us away, everybody was very impressed with that," Eckhart tells People.
D Dipasupil/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Actress Drew Barrymore made one of TV's most notorious appearances as a guest on a talk show -- climbing on top of David Letterman's desk to flash thehost in 1995. Now she may be getting ready to climb behind the desk.
Variety reports the actress and producer is in discussions about a talk show deal with Warner Bros.
Although the company had no official comment for the Variety report, the magazine cites sources as saying conversations have been going on for a while.
Whether or not the talk show materializes, you'll be able to see Barrymore in the upcoming Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, in which she stars with Timothy Olyphant.
ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- It's been rumored for over a month, but now it's confirmed. Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are expecting their first child.
"We couldn't be happier -- Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming " Peta tweeted Wednesday, complete with a picture of Maks planting a kiss on her prominent baby bump.
Chmerkovskiy, 36, and Murgatroyd, 29, learned they were in the family way just a few weeks into season 22 of Dancing with the Stars, they told People. "I was so sick," confessed Peta, who competed -- and eventually won, alongside Nyle DiMarco -- while secretly in her first months of pregnancy.
Samuel L Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson/Gregg DeGuire/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar nominated actor and for years the Guinness World Record holder for the highest-grossing star in Hollywood, was once a struggling actor addicted to booze and drugs -- and he credits his loved ones with turning his life around.
At Sunday's BET Awards, the Star Wars prequel and Marvel movie series star credited wife LaTanya and daughter Zoe with helping him get the help -- and more importantly the love -- he needed to save himself.
"They found me passed out on the floor after I left somebody's bachelor party and put my a** in rehab the next day and supported me and pushed me and give me a reason to get up and go and chase it day after day," Jackson said in accepting his trophy.
At the recent Hollywood premiere of his latest movie, The Legend of Tarzan, the 67-year-old actor explained his sobriety-related shout-out to People, "You look into people's eyes at a certain point, and you realize that they're not punishing you, they're actually telling you the truth. That you are at a point now that you can go this way [or] you can go that way."
Support is key, Jackson says, but getting clean starts with the individual. "You have to look in the mirror and say to yourself, 'Okay, I really need to do this for myself.' And you become a very selfish individual...But the most important thing to do is to save yourself first so that you can be of service to those people that you love."
And of his loved ones, Jackson said, "they made me understand that. It was great."
The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, opens Friday.
Image courtesy Universal(NEW YORK) -- The third installment of the Bridget Jones's Diary film series arrives in September and the movie's second trailer, released Tuesday, gives us a glimpse at the paternity battle brewing in the film.
Bridget Jones's Baby finds Renee Zellweger's Bridget pregnant but unsure of the identity of the baby's father -- ex-husband Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, or new character Jack Qwant, played by former Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.
The hijinks-filled trailer features plenty of Firth and Dempsey competing to be the baby's father, with a glimpse of two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson cracking wise as Bridget's obstetrician.
RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- No wedding reception is complete without a spin of Kool & the Gang's classic "Celebration," right? Not according to a new survey of wedding DJs conducted by Billboard magazine, which puts that song right at the bottom of the most popular tunes played at weddings across the country.
Billboard asked wedding DJs in 13 different cities, including Las Vegas, New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C., for their lists of their most frequently played songs. The publication then compiled a list of the 100 most popular tunes. Surprisingly, "Celebration" is #100. What's #1? "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
The list includes nearly every musical genre, from classic rock, to country, to pop, to new wave, to Latin, to hip-hop. The top 10 is a cross-section of eras and styles, and includes some surprisingly recent tunes in addition to "Uptown Funk."
Here's the top 10:
10. Isley Brothers -- "Shout Part 1," a.k.a. "That song from Animal House" 9. Michael Jackson -- "Don't Stop til You Get Enough" 8. Journey -- Don't Stop Believin'" 7. Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris -- "Yeah" 6. Earth, Wind & Fire -- "September" 5. Whitney Houston -- I Wanna Dance with Somebody" 4. Justin Timberlake -- "Can't Stop the Feeling!" 3. WALK THE MOON -- "Shut Up and Dance" 2. Taylor Swift -- "Shake It Off" 1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars -- "Uptown Funk"
L-R: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen/Image courtesy of HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- Game of Thrones showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff tell Deadline they have a series ending planned.
"We’ve been talking about the ending, from the beginning,” Benioff says. “It’s a strange phenomenon, we’re in this territory where you are walking on your own and can’t rely on the written material anymore," because the show has now surpassed the books in content.
Thrones creator George R. R. Martin is still working on the next book.
Weiss said the goal is to have fans "leave while all the people watching this show are really into it. Get out at a high point and not have it be, 'Well, thank God that’s over.'"
Benioff added, "It’s two more seasons we’re talking about." "From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70 to 75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now," he added.
"We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it,” Benioff continues. “hose last images from the show that aired [Sunday] night showed that. Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is King of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now."
There are reports the two seasons will be shorter, with as few as 13 episodes total between them.
For the pair, the most important thing is that it's one story, not an ongoing show. "We wanted to something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story," Benioff said.