(AOL)A few buzzworthy tidbits from around the web to distract you from your work day.Helen Mirren can twerk, too... Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Helen Mirren twerking at Harvard University. The actress was crowned "Woman of the Year" by the university's famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals. You go, girl. And, for comparison... Yes, Craiglist Missed Connections is still going strong. We have Jimmy Kimmel and Alison Brie to thank for reminding us that the Craigslist Missed Connections is a...Read Full Story
Take a second to name your top-10 favorite female directors working today. Chances are you're having trouble getting to double digits, which, sadly, is understandable. It's something Helen Mirren isn't afraid to point out, even during a fancy star-studded celebration of movie industry.It started with Sam Mendes' (Skyfall, American Beauty) acceptance speech after being honored with the Inspiration Award at the Empire Awards in London on Sunday. Mendes took the stage to pay tribute to the other...Read Full Story
At the ripe old age of 67, Helen Mirren has decided pink hair is the way to go. The Hollywood legend debut her bright new 'do at the BAFTA Awards Sunday night in London. And it is awesome.The actress said she modeled her hair after America's Next Top Model: British Invasion winner Sophie Sumner. "I just thought it would be fun," she told The Independent. "She had pink hair and I thought, 'Oh, that looks really pretty.' So I'm copying her."Plus, if stars like Katy Perry and Rihanna can get...Read Full Story
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Lacking any authenticity, Hitchcock contains a campy unlikable performance by Anthony Hopkins and ignores real themes for cliched ones.
"You may call me Hitch. Hold the 'cock.'" Welcome to the world of Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, a campy, ludicrous dramatization of Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock's relationship with his wife during the production of Psycho. Hitchcock wants to be Ed Wood, but it doesn't have a...Read Full Story
Sounds like Dame Helen Mirren is already planning what she wants to do next year: host the Oscars with Russell Brand.The 65-year-old actress -- who stars opposite the British funnyman in The Tempest and Arthur -- thinks they would make a good presenting paring, although she would worry about the comic’s impulsiveness and controversial nature.Asked if she thinks they should host the ceremony, she said: “Oooh yes, I like it. But oh no, don’t. With Russell? Please. Anything could happen!”The...Read Full Story
Helen Mirren says she's come to adore Russell Brand, but at first she was "terrified" of working with the British comic because of his bad boy reputation.The Oscar-winning actress stars with Russell in two new movies, The Tempest and Arthur, but admits she was worried about how she would get on with the reformed hellraiser.During an appearance on British morning TV show Daybreak, she said: “I’m a bit infatuated with him. But I was terrified because, you know, it’s Russell Brand! Like the bad...Read Full Story
Helen Mirren has been married to American film director Taylor Hackford for 13 years, and although she's considered having kids in the past, she's sure her decision not to be a parent was the right one.She explained to Saga magazine: “There were men in my life with whom I would like to have had children -- this lovely little thing as a memory of this or that relationship.“But children grow up and become emotional attachments. They don’t want to see you and they behave like I behaved as a...Read Full Story
Helen Mirren picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her role in 2006's The Queen, and she has little doubt her fellow Brit Colin Firth will follow in her footsteps this year for The King's Speech. She told BANG Showbiz: "I would rate his chances 100 percent for winning an Oscar. I think his performance is spectacular and I'm proud to be a British actor alongside him."Life doesn't really change after you win an Oscar. Colin is already a world famous actor and respected actor so I don't think it...Read Full Story
Helen Mirren says she's grown increasingly less inclined to take risks with her career as she gets older, because she needs the security that comes with steady work.She said: “I try not to be but, you know, as you get older, you get more frightened.“The realities of life start coming in on you and you realize that you do want security and so on and so forth. So you start working towards that and that’s when you start losing your idealism, which is sad.”Despite her desire for security, Helen...Read Full Story