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Governors from more than half of the 50 U.S. states have declared they will not allow Syrian refugees to settle into their region following the terror attacks in Paris, France on Friday (November 13).
President Barack Obama announced in September that 10,000 Syrians would be relocated to the U.S. in 2016 to help alleviate the refugee crisis in Europe, but now many leaders have voiced their opposition of the plans amid fears terrorists may gain entry into their state.
The only governors who have stood by their word to accept Syrians represent Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware and Hawaii, and Hathaway has now applauded their stance on Instagram.com.
“Bravo to these states and their brave leaders for promising to accept Syrian refugees and for not letting terrorists rob them of their humanity,” The Princess Diaries actress writes. “I know we must proceed cautiously, but we cannot forget our obligation to one another as citizens of this planet. I’m proud to quote Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, ‘It is unfortunate that anyone would use the tragic events in Paris to send a message that we do not understand the plight of these refugees, ignoring the fact that the people we are talking about are fleeing the perpetrators of terror.’ Peace and love to all mankind.”
We want to wish Anne a very happy 33th birthday! We hope that all her wishes come true and that she spends a wonderful day with her beloved ones!
“The Les Miserables” star will compete for the top honour with Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock next year (16), and she celebrated her nod by digging out the ladies’ teenage snaps and sharing them with fans on Instagram.
She added the caption: “Uh, they were even cute in high school. Very proud to be nominated with these women for this year’s @peopleschoice award for favorite movie actress!”
Bosses at the Toho Company filed suit against Voltage Pictures chiefs in California on Tuesday (May 19), a week after plans for director Nacho Vigalondo’s next film were announced at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Colossal is due to feature Hathaway as a woman who discovers she has a psychic connection with a giant lizard which has been wreaking havoc in Tokyo.
It has jokingly been touted as “Godzilla meets Lost in Translation”, but the description has angered Toho executives, who allege Hollywood producers are “brazenly producing, advertising, and selling an unauthorised Godzilla film of their own”.
Lawyers for Toho claim Voltage producers used images of the Godzilla featured in the firm’s previous movies, including their recent Hollywood reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards, in emails to potential investors to secure financing, while they also allegedly included posters for the 2014 blockbuster in promotional packets distributed at Cannes. The sales booklets reportedly included the tagline, “Tokyo is under attack by Godzilla”.
Toho bosses are urging lawmakers to ban Voltage executives from producing Colossal, which has yet to go into production, and they are seeking unspecified damages for copyright and trademark infringements, trademark dilution, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.
Director Vigalondo has also been named as a defendant in the legal papers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Voltage bosses have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Anne Hathaway is to play the lead role in Colossal.
The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in the eagerly-awaited project from director Nacho Vigalondo, which has been described as a cross between Godzilla and Lost in Translation.
The 32-year-old star has been cast in the role of Gloria, who moves back to her hometown after losing her job as well as her fiance. Thereafter, Gloria learns that a giant lizard has attacked Tokyo, Japan and most shockingly, she seems to have a psychic connection with it. Gloria then sets about the task of trying to determine why she has such a major impact on the fate of the world.
The Devil Wears Prada is set to become a Broadway musical. The popular David Frankel-directed film – which starred Anne Hathaway as an aspiring journalist working as the assistant to a high-fashion magazine editor, played by Meryl Streep – will be adapted into a musical by Kevin McCollum, the producer behind the Rent stage show.
The Tony Award-winning producer – whose Broadway credits also include Something Rotten! and Hand to God – entered into a deal with Twentieth Century Fox in 2013 to turn their blockbuster films into musicals.
Kevin has been particularly eager to transform the well-loved movie – which also starred Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci – into a similarly successful musical, Time magazine reports.
The cast of the musical has still to be confirmed, but members of the original cast have previously suggested they’d be happy to return for a movie sequel and have also been linked to the much-discussed stage production.
Asked about reprising her on-screen character Andy for a movie sequel, Anne – who recently appeared in a one-woman stage show in New York – previously said: “I’d love to do that but I don’t know if there is any plan for it.”
Hollywood Actress Anne Hathaway Has Won A Slew Of Positive Reviews For Her One-woman Show Grounded, Which Has Been Hailed A “Real Gem” Following Its Opening In New York City.
In the play, the Les Miserables star plays a female fighter pilot who is consigned to flying drones after falling pregnant, and the show opened at The Public Theater in the Big Apple on Sunday (April 26).
Hathaway goes it alone in the one-woman production, directed by Julie Taymor, and her performance has been branded “fiercely good” by the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood, who adds, “Ms. Hathaway expertly delineates the gradual disintegration of her character’s equilibrium… You get a chill.”
Joe Dziemianowicz of the New York Daily News gives George Brant’s play four stars out of five and adds, “The play’s a real gem… Hathaway… who thrives on stage, is riveting. From gung-ho exhilaration to excruciating despair to the brink of losing it, she is in command even (though) her character isn’t. In Grounded, Hathaway flies high.”
Alexis Soloski of Britain’s The Guardian newspaper writes, “This is a consciously chameleonesque performance: movie glamour is exchanged for scraped-back hair and minimal make-up; mid-Atlantic vowels for Wyoming drawl… The script demands a heightened performance, especially as the pilot grows increasingly unstrapped from observable reality, and Hathaway delivers… She goes full throttle here.”