Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Analeigh Tipton, Ashley Greene and Ahna O’Reilly have signed on to join James Franco‘s “In Dubious Battle,” which started production in Georgia on Tuesday.
The quintet of actors join Franco, Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Nat Wolff, John Savage and Sam Shepherd in the indie movie, which is based on John Steinbeck’s gritty novel of the same name.
Published in 1936, “In Dubious Battle” portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all out warfare. Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice and man’s inhumanity to man. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork.
“In Dubious Battle” is being produced by AMBI Pictures, Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Production. AMBI is also financing the film.
You can view the original article at US Weekly as well as view a image of her contents that she dumped out of it!
It’s not easy being Greene. “I’m constantly losing my keys in my purse,” confesses Twilight alum Ashley Greene, 27. “The other day the valet was like, ‘Um, miss, we can’t move your car,’ and I started digging frantically,” the costar of Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here (out July 18) admits to Us Weekly. What items did the actress, who dates Australian TV personality Paul Khoury, find while rifling through her Bulgari satchel?
The Queen of Clean
“I constantly eat in my car, so I keep Oral-B Glide floss with me. And I won’t leave my house without Dove deodorant or the Honest Company’s hand sanitizer. I shake a lot of hands!”
Here Comes the Sun
“My friend Cara turned me on to the company HydroPeptide. I carry a really nice sunscreen that gives my skin an iridescent sheen.”
“I’m never without pistachios or almonds. Sometimes I’ll pack Popchips because they’re pretty guiltless– if you’re going to eat a potato chip!”
“I try to keep jewelry out of my purse because I’ll end up losing it, but I do have a Lokai bracelet that signifies to stay hopeful and stay humble.”
The Eyes Have It
“I have tried a lot of different mascaras, but I always come back to L’Oreal’s Voluminous. I’ve had the same tube forever.”
“I love Foundation Tissues. They have skull and flower designs on them. They’re cool and kind of girlie!”
The Twilight franchise may have come to a close two years ago, but for Ashley Greene, that hasn’t slowed her down.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight films, was recently named the new brand ambassador for Oakley’s Made for More campaign, which seeks to motivate women to get up and keep active via its new line of athletic attire. This past weekend, Oakley hosted a mini 10K in Central Park, and I had the chance to catch up with Greene before she tackled the race. Read on for our chat.
Lucky: So you’re running a 10K tomorrow…props to you, I’m not much of a runner!
Ashley Greene: I’m not really either, truth be told. But I feel like [the race] has a very good, positive message behind it—it’s empowering to women and I’m athletic so I feel like it will end up being okay!
Having you been training a long time for this?
We’ve been training specifically for this for a couple of weeks—we focused more on movement and how to run correctly, rather than distance running. My trainer does a lot of metabolic training where you don’t actually run on the treadmill for 10 hours—you still get your heart rate up, you get yourself in cardiovascular shape, but you also build muscle and strength. A big thing for me when I first met with [my trainer] Jason was that my knees would hurt every time I ran—it was because my quads were overpowering everything and they were so tight and pulling on my knee and my hip flexor, so our big concern first and foremost was getting everything back to where it should be and strengthening my glutes and my hips to allow them to take over. So we worked on that a lot, and we ran a little bit. A lot of the time he had me run on a 30 percent incline, which is so hard. The first time he did it he had me run a mile and I finished and was like, “Why was that so hard? Why?”
That sounds crazy!
Well, he told me that it’s the incline—[in the race] I’m never going to be running on an incline, so we started with a mile and ended up getting up to three miles, which was basically as much running as we did, and we focused again on making sure that I felt good and that my body could handle everything without hurting itself. I don’t want my knees and hips to be hurting after six miles. Hopefully it works out!
Segueing into taking care of your body—your skin is so flawless! What’s your morning beauty routine like? Any favorite practices?
First and foremost, water. Lots of water. If you have a clean diet and drink lots of water, most of the time your skin stays pretty good. I definitely wash my face morning and night—I have a 10-minute routine, between washing my face, exfoliating, moisturizing and all that good stuff. When I work out the way that I am now, I probably do it three times a day even, just to make sure the sweat and impurities are out of my system. That’s pretty much all that I do—I got pretty lucky with my genetics.
Any favorite products?
I use this line by Joanna Vargas. She’s all organic and actually based in NY. Her line has a lot of face washes that are vitamin C-infused and moisturizers that are oils, but they don’t make your skin oily or break out. I’ve used it for a long time, so it’s tried and true!
And as far as your workout clothes go—are there any places you like to shop for gear?
I have so many workout clothes! I wear Body Language a lot, which is LA-based. Of course when I started working with Oakley I basically came into the store and took everything—I don’t think women realize that they’re making a lot of really cool workout apparel. The colors are very cool and exciting—I didn’t really know until I started working with them, but now I have a lot. Everything.
What sort of things do you look for when shopping for your workout gear?
Definitely breathability! Most of the time I work out in sleeveless shirts and capri pants. Less is more for me when I work out just because the stuff that I do. Also, just by nature, I sweat more, so I get extremely hot. I don’t know how people work out in actual sweatpants—it feels so gross!
It’s a long way from Kickstarter to Park City, but that’s where Zach Braff is going next month. The Sundance Film Festival said today that the Braff-directed Wish I Was Here has been added to its Premiere selection. This is the first crowd-funded film picked for a World Premiere in the Sundance section and joins 17 previously announced films in the sidebar for the January 16-26 festival. The sure-to-attract-attention comedy-drama about a struggling zach braff directingthirtysomething actor seeking meaning in his life and marriage after the death of his father stars Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The former Scrubs actor co-wrote the screenplay with his brother and raised more than $3.1 million for it in a somewhat controversial Kickstarter campaign this spring. Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg produced the pic through their Double Feature Films. Worldview Entertainment stepped in to provide gap financing.
You know the story: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl dies and comes back as a zombie.
Well, that’s the story of Burying the Ex, a new romantic zombie comedy, or zom-com, as the cast and crew call it, starring Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek). EW was on set for an exclusive first look and a chance to talk with the stars and director.
Burying the Ex follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his incredibly beautiful but overbearing and manipulative girlfriend Evelyn (Greene). After they move in together, Evelyn is killed in a freak accident, leaving Max single and free from her controlling nightmare — or so he thinks.
“Her boyfriend has his mourning period, but then gets over it,” Greene said. “Much to his dismay, she comes back as a zombie but doesn’t clock that she is a zombie and thinks that true love has brought her back and that they’re supposed to be together forever.” Though Greene is best known for playing another supernatural creature, the Twilight comparisons pretty much end there. “It’s a lot different, ’cause I think in Twilight we are trying to get into humanity and hide the secret that we have. The fun thing about this film and with Evelyn is that when she comes back, she’s got no boundaries and no filter. It’s a lot more outrageous, not that vampires aren’t farfetched.”
“When she returns as a zombie, she’s a thousand times worse and more controlling,” Yelchin told EW. To prepare for the genre film, Yelchin watched classic undead movies like White Zombie and Night of the Living Dead , but noted that working with Gremlins director Joe Dante made it special. “When I think of this movie, I think of it as more of a Joe Dante film than a genre movie, because he’s always represented a very specific take on genre and he’s always created genre films that were always aware of their genre.”
CBGB will be available on DVD: and BLU-RAY on December 31, 2013. The cast includes Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman, Justin Bartha, Richard de Klerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Taylor Hawkins, Stana Katic, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Mickey Sumner, Bradley Whitford
Directed by Randall Miller and written by Jody Savin, Randall Miller, CBGB looks at New York’s dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 originally as a home for “country, bluegrass and blues” (thus the club’s name) and which showcased cutting-edge bands through its closing in 2006.
The Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Blondie, The Dead Boys, Bad Brains, Green Day, Soul Asylum, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Everclear, George Thorogood, The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The B-52s, The Runaways, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tool and The Wallflowers are just some of the thousands of bands that played the club over the years.
Some unfortunate news for our dear Ashley.
She lost her home and a precious pooch when her apartment went up in flames in March, and now, Ashley is being sued by fellow residents of the building.
According to a report from TMZ, the Ashley was named in a lawsuit filed by the West Hollywood building’s doorman, who claims he was injured while alerting residents to the blaze.
The fire began in Greene’s apartment when a candle set the living room on fire, which destroyed her unit and caused smoke and water damage to neighboring ones.
In addition to the doorman, she is being sued by four residents claiming damages to their property from soot and water.
Last Wednesday Ashley attended 2013 Power of Style Luncheon hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Valentino where she gave a quick interview to THR.
“I’m so impressed that [THR and Valentino] were able to get all these busy, powerful women in one room at the same time,” Greene said, clad in a floral embroidered Valentino dress that she was “obsessed” with. The starlet agreed with THR senior style writer Merle Ginsberg, who penned the magazine’s “Power of Style” piece, that power and style indeed go hand in hand. Style is empowering,” Greene said. “There’s something about clothes that you feel good in that gives you that extra boost of confidence. I really love that there’s a focus on that within our industry now.”
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Ashley Greene gets down in dirty for Hollywood photographer Tylyer Shields. Greene is one of several celebrities who posed for Sheild’s first book “The Dirty Side of Glamour.”
During her “Twilight” run, Greene played squeaky clean (for a vampire) Alice Cullen, a member of the famous Cullen clan, which included Robert Pattinson (Edward) and later Kristen Stewart (Bella).
But the 26-year-old actress is an incredible natural beauty, who can start fires with her smoldering sensuality. She shows off that side of her personality for Shields, who has such Young Hollywood celebs as Lindsay Lohan and Demi Lovato, doing the most unnatural things.
Shields new book will be released by HarperCollins and IT Books publishing Nov. 20. Among the celebrities joining Greene are Zachary Quinto in the shower and Connor Paolo punching Nick Wechsler.
Francesca Eastwood chain-saws a $100,000 Birkin Bag, Emma Roberts flirts with dirty money and Francesca Eastwood falls off a bridge with Brett London looking on.
“A big part of this book is about showing the freedom of yourself,” Shields told The Hollywood Reporter.
“People get caught up in the idea of celebrity, fame, luxury, excess — but all they really are is an idea,” he explains.
“I mean, every celebrity goes to the bathroom! They all eat; they’ve all had their heart broken! They’ve all done everything that every person has done, but they just live under a microscope.”
Shields point is Hollywood isn’t all about fame.
“People think that fame is so glamorous, but go and work on a set for twenty hours a day — you’re in the mud and you’re freakin’ cold, and you haven’t seen the person you love in six months.
“There are prices to pay for all of this fame, all of these things that people think they want. I just like to show all of that,” he says.
We almost didn’t recognize the newly blond Ashley Greene in Kaufmanfranco’s front row last night. The Twilight star laughed when we asked her what her natural hair color is: “Who knows at this point?” she said. Next, Greene will appear alongside Mickey Sumner in the much anticipated music flick, CBGB, out October 11.
In the film, Greene plays Lisa, the daughter of CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, whose real-life counterpart was able to help Greene prepare for her role. “[Lisa] told me stories and showed me photos that no one’s ever seen, which was very cool,” said Greene. “It was a very fun, easy-going group. If I had ideas for the script, Jodi (one of the writers/producers) would sit down with me and we’d edit. It was a really cool project to be a part of. And the cast is extraordinary!”
CBGB’s soundtrack is filled with the original punk and New Wave tracks. “It’s so hard to get music for films,” explained Greene. “We got lucky, because for a lot of people involved with Hilly and CBGB, this was important to them, especially for New Yorkers. A lot of people jumped at the opportunity to get involved.”
As for her Twilight days, Greene still find the first film the most poignant. “It’s really cool to think back to the time before it all happened [when] we just had no idea how extraordinary it was going to be,” she recalled.
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – July 25, 2013) – The major motion picture CBGB will have its US festival premiere at this year’s CBGB Music & Film Festival — the five-day festival/conference that will take place in New York City from Wednesday, October 9 to Sunday, October 13. Based on the renowned New York club, credited as being the birthplace of American indie & punk, CBGB will kick off this year’s festival. The Landmark Sunshine Theater on E. Houston St. will serve as the conference and film festival hub.
Based on the behind-the-scenes story of the beginnings of the US punk movement, CBGB features a talented ensemble cast channeling the prime movers of the era. Starring Alan Rickman (HARRY POTTER, LOVE ACTUALLY) as late CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, the film chronicles the creation of the music landmark and musical movement that spawned Blondie, Television, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Other stars in the film include Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN, THE PROPOSAL) as Debbie Harry of Blondie, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) as Iggy Pop, Mickey Sumner (FRANCIS HA) as Patti Smith, Rupert Grint (HARRY POTTER) as Cheetah Chrome of Dead Boys, and Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY) as record exec Terry Ork among many others.
The CBGB Film Festival will premiere an estimated 40 new movie titles, featuring Q&A sessions with directors, producers and/or actors. “We have programmed a lot of great films that cover a wide array of music topics without getting too far away from the independent spirit of CBGB,” says CBGB Film Festival Director Joe Amodei. “We are also putting together a list of who’s who in the indie film world to participate in some lively and informative film panels.”
Two months after losing her beloved fox terrier in an apartment fire, Twilight’s Ashley Greene has found a surefire way to move forward with her loss: shifting her focus to helping others.
“Obviously, I’ve had a rough few months, but I’m doing okay. I’m exploring new opportunities, and I try to participate in charity events as much as possible. It’s very important to me to focus on others, not just myself. You look at children with cancer and you think, ‘Wow, it really puts my own problems into perspective.’ Not to say that what we all go through isn’t important, but there are people who have much greater problems that they deal with every day.”
Greene caught up with PEOPLE backstage at the Runway to Hope Spring Fashion Soiree on Saturday. The event, founded by CNN analyst Mark NeJame and his wife Josie, raised more than $700,000 for pediatric cancer research. Greene and Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas emceed a fashion show and chatted with the runway models – all pediatric cancer patients.
“The numbers are just staggering. More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. I definitely wanted to lend my name to something like this.”
Next up for Greene: a role in the upcoming drama CBGB. One thing you won’t see? The actress playing a vampire anytime soon.
“If I’ve been getting vampire offers, my management hasn’t been sending them to me. We agreed that, unless a vampire role is spectacular, I just can’t do it.”
As for her Twilight costars, Greene says they mainly bump into each other on red carpets.
“I still try to keep up with everyone, but we don’t see each other as much as we’d like to. And then there’s always Skype! I chatted with Kellan Lutz the other day and he was in Bulgaria!”
With eleven nominations under its belt, there was little doubt that “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ was going to be in for a rough ride last night as the Magicopolis theater in Santa Monica, California played host to the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards – a.k.a. The Razzies – which celebrates that absolute worst in cinematic achievement from the past twelve months.
The final instalment of The Twilight Saga received seven awards in total: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart, shared with Snow White and the Huntsman), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple (Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner). Perhaps the Razzies took the opportunity to ‘honour’ the Twilight franchise as a whole, much like the Academy Awards did with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King back in 2004?
Despite its dominance, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 wasn’t the only ‘winner’ last night, with Razzie favourite Adam Sandler picking up Worst Actor for That’s My Boy, which also received Worst Screenplay, while Rihanna was named Worst Supporting Actress for her role in Battleship.
Thanks to Jessie I was able to add HQ scans from Cosmopolitan Australia February issue which Ashley covers. The outtakes from the magazine have been added as well, enjoy!
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Seventeen Magazine has released an exclusive interview with Ashley Greene, in which she dishes on dating, her famous exes and ‘Breaking Dawn’.
The Funniest Part Of Filming The Final Movie
“We secretly coordinated a dance-off during a scene! We were all in on it, but [director] Bill Condon didn’t know. [All the vampires] were supposed to charge at each other and destroy each other, but instead we just started dancing! Everyone did it—the Cullen clan and probably 20 vampire extras! It was such an amazing way to end it all.”
On Her Famous Exes
“I certainly have [been in love]. I can still love an ex as a person, regardless if the breakup was bad. I would never wish anything negative on them. It takes more energy to hate them than to wish them well.”
Her Thoughts On Rob & Kristen
“Hopefully it won’t taint [the movie] and people will still be able to enjoy it. I think a lot of people see us as our characters. I really want them to still be able to do that.”
Where She Worked As A Teen
“When I was 15, I worked at a dry cleaner because I wanted Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. My mom told me I could have $20 jeans, not $70 jeans, unless I was willing to work for them. So I did! I got a job so I could buy the clothes that I wanted. I also worked in a corporate office as a phone operator—I’ve worked literally everywhere in Jacksonville, FL and L.A. One of the places I worked in L.A. was the Roosevelt Hotel!”
How She Describes Her Style
“I have a very classic take on fashion. I like my accessories to pop, but in general, my style is pretty classic.”
Her Thoughts On Dating
“I’ve definitely been in relationships where I’ve given too much, and I’ve been in relationships where I haven’t given enough. I think it’s a work in progress. I have to find that person where it clicks.”
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