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‘The Voice’ Adds Cher, Ryan Tedder, Ed Sheeran, Miguel

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 9:52am PDT

Fox’s The X Factor has declared this The Season Of The Contestant (after having little luck when it focused on its revolving door of judges). NBC’s The Voice, which has been thumping X Factor in the ratings, announced today, meanwhile, that Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel have joined the show as this season’s “advisers.” Cher will work with coach Blake Shelton; Sheeran with Christina Aguilera, Tedder with Adam Levine, and Miguel with CeeLo Green. “This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams,” NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy said Monday. “I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”

For the uninitiated: Sheeran’s debut album + was certified 2x-platinum in the U.S. and the album’s single “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the most recent Grammys. Tedder is founder of OneRepublic and producer of artists such as Adele, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood. Miguel’s sophomore release, Kaleidoscope Dream, featured his third U.S. #1 hit single “Adorn”, which garnered his first Grammy for best R&B song and resided at the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks. In April, Miguel was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and was also included as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. And Cher is, well Cher. Read More »

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Cher Lifetime Doc Sets Mother’s Day Debut

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 6:02pm PDT

Dear Mom, Love Cher chronicles the life of the iconic singer’s mother, Georgia Holt, as she came to Hollywood with dreams of stardom and raised two daughters amid adversity. Cher executive produced and appears in the hourlong docu written and directed by P. David Ebersole and executive produced by Todd Hughes, Ebersole, Risa Shapiro and Lifetime’s Tanya Lopez. Cher, half sister Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and Holt’s grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman also appear in the film. The special airs May 6 at 10 PM PT/ET on Lifetime and is produced by The Ebersole Hughes Company and APIS Productions.

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Fashion Industry Targets Golden Globes

(Freelance journalist Elizabeth Snead is part of Deadline’s awards season coverage)

MONDAY: Here’s who wore whom at the Golden Globes last night:

Natalie Portman
Viktor and Rolf gown Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Dior clutch, Stella McCartney shoes

Scarlett Johansson
Elie Saab gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Jimmy Choo heels

Tina Fey
L’Wren Scott gown, Swarovski clutch, Jimmy Choo shoes

Jennifer Lopez
Zuhair Murad gown, Swarovski clutch, Harry Winston jewelry

Carrie Underwood
Badgley Mischka gown, Swarovski clutch

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Monique Lhuillier, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry

Justin Bieber
Dolce & Gabanna tux

Sofia Vergara
Vera Wang gown, David Webb jewelry

Leighton Meester
Burberry Prosum gown Jimmy Choo shoes, Louis Vuitton clutch, Cathy Waterman jewels

Jane Fonda
George Hobeika

Nicole Kidman
Prada gown, Pierre Hardy shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, Roger Vivier clutch

Mandy Moore
Monique Lhuillier gown, Chopard jewelry, Jimmy Choo bag and Brian Atwood shoes

Lea Michele
Oscar de la Renta gown

Jennifer Lawrence
Louis Vuitton gown, Chopard jewelry, Roger Vivier heels, Judith Leiber clutch

Olivia Wilde
Marchesa gown, Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Eva Longoria
Zac Posen gown

Elisabeth Moss
Donna Karan gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Judith Leiber bag, Jimmy Choo shoes

Diana Agron
J. Mendel gown, Cathy Waterman jewels

Julie Bowen
Tadashi Shoji gown

Jane Lynch
Ali Rahimi gown, Swarovski clutch

Claire Danes
Calvin Klein gown, Van Cleef & Arpel jewelry

Emma Stone
Calvin Klein gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry

Amy Adams
Marchesa gown, Cartier jewelry

Halle Berry
Nina Ricci gown

Kyra Sedgwick
Emilio Pucci gown, VBH clutch, Casadei shoes

Anne Hathaway
Armani Prive gown, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry

Hailee Steinfeld
Prabal Gurung gown

Michelle Williams
Valentino gown, vintage Fred Leighton jewelry, Christian Louboutin heels

Christina Hendricks
Romona Keveza gown, jewels by Chopard

Angelina Jolie
Versace gown, Robert Procop jewelry

Megan Fox
Armani Prive gown

January Jones
Versace gown

Sandra Bullock
Jenny Packham gown

Christina Aguilera
Zuhair Murad gown, Christian Louboutin shoes, Valentino bag

SUNDAY AM: When it comes to putting on a fashion show, the Golden Globes red carpet is well-timed for spring designs since the Fall 2011 designer runways shows don’t take place until early February, just in time for the more important Oscars. According to my sources, many top stylists have been pulling light pink, coral, and peach gowns, right in step with the spring color trends. Other Spring 2011 trends you’ll see today include bold colors, pajama dressing, lingerie looks, floral prints, unstructured peasant dresses, sheer diaphanous gauze and chiffon, multi-slit skirts, mid-calf hemlines, and flowing evening jumpsuits (circa 1970s Halston). Top designers who may be showcased at the Globes include Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti, and Roberto Cavalli. Natalie Portman in the past has worn designs by Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, J. Mendel, Chanel, and Givenchy. But this season the nominated Black Swan star has become a Dior brand ambassador. But the Rodarte sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, designed Natalie’s pink Oscar gown last year and made those stunning Black Swan tutus. The fashion industry faces challenges dressing other pregnant actresses including Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Connelly, and Kate Hudson.

Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman will probably wear old world couture — Chanel, Prada, Balenciaga — usually supplied (sometimes even designed) by her longtime stylist L’Wren Scott. She did a peach satin ‘30s inspired Nina Ricci gown in 2010. Winter’s Bone ingénue Jennifer Lawrence is being styled by Estee Stanley. Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) is working with her longtime stylist Jennifer Rade and will probably do something neutral, long, and slit, from Atelier Versace. Stylist Rachel Zoe is advising Love And Other Drugs nominee Anne Hathaway who usually favors classic gowns from Valentino, Nina Ricci, Armani, Valentino, Marchesa, Prada, and vintage Halston. Scarlett Johansson will present at the Globes and, since her Moet & Chandon ads have just hit the web, will probably don another LVMH-associated luxury brand such as Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, or Donna Karan.

No coincidence that Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman (Harvey Weinstein’s wife) has been in town all week getting her clients ready. Paris-based designer Elie Saab is working closely with Frankie And Alice actress Halle Berry and The Big C star Laura Linney. Designer Carolina Herrera has dressed The Fighter nominee Amy Adams three times for Oscar’s Red Carpet and she wore Herrera’s forest green maternity dress to the 2010 Globes. And Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) actually modelled in her pal Tom Ford’s recent comeback womenswear NYC fashion show so no secret whom she’ll be wearing. Always avant-garbed Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) could wear favorite Vivienne Westwood again (the British designer did Helena’s disheveled outfit for the Royal premiere of Alice in Wonderland.)

The fashion industry always targets young Size 2 newcomers to the Red Carpet scene. Emma Stone has worn Read More »

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SUNDANCE: Oprah’s OWN Acquires Docu ‘Becoming Chaz’ About Ex-Chastity Bono

By | Thursday January 13, 2011 @ 7:47pm PST

(Deadline freelancer Sharon Swart is helping cover the Sundance Film Festival)

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that Oprah Winfrey’s upstart cable network OWN has acquired Becoming Chaz, the Fenton Bailey/Randy Barbato-directed feature documentary that will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and follows the gender reassignment journey that transformed Cher’s and the late Sonny Bono’s daughter Chastity into their son, Chaz Bono. The network is prepping a soiree up at the festival, where OWN will likely make a formal announcement of this deal. The network has already acquired more than half a dozen documentaries. Oprah’s chief content officer Lisa Erspamer will be at the fest looking for more. More importantly for the film, Chaz Bono will be on hand for a film that makes its first festival premiere on Sunday, January 23. Bailey and Barbato are Sundance vets whose credits include The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster, and Inside Deep Throat. World of Wonder, the production shingle of Bailey and Barbato, previously set the Sarah Ferguson series Finding Sarah with OWN, and they are the executive producers of another doc at the fest this year, the Billy Luther-directed Grab.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Burlesque’

By | Thursday August 5, 2010 @ 4:26am PDT
Mike Fleming

Screen Gems has released the trailer for Burlesque, the Steven Antin-directed musical about a young girl who finds herself in a neo-burlesque club on the Sunset Strip. Christina Aguilera plays her, and Cher’s back on the screen as the club matriarch.

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