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.
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.”
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.” Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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.”
With her new movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ set to hit theaters on November 16th, Ashley Greene pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2012 issue of British GQ magazine. The 25-year-old actress put her assets on display by donning a black bikini top for the Benny Horne shot front page while opening up about missing her hometown boyfriend to her current dating situation.
On missing her hometown boyfriend:
Dating is a hard, hard thing when you have this job. Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend.
On why dating in Hollywood is complicated:
When I’m dating a guy and he says, ‘I don’t want press’, and then says, ‘Let’s go to Katana for dinner’ – I’m like, ‘Really? You don’t want to just walk down the street to some dive? You don’t want to get photographed but you want to go to a place where you know there’s paparazzi?’
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With her new movie “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ set to hit theaters on November 16th, Ashley Greene garnered herself a little early exposure by covering the November 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.
The 25-year-old actress looked gorgeous in Dolce & Gabbana for the Tesh shot front page while dishing about everything from balancing work and play and how “Twilight” catapulted her career. Highlights from Miss Greene’s interview are as follows.
On being on the celebrity fast track:
It was a hard adjustment going from zero to 100 in a day. But it was also hard to talk to [friends], because you don’t want to be a jerk. After the movie [Twilight] came out, some people said, ‘You changed.’ And I said, ‘I haven’t changed, dude. Your opinion of me has changed because I’m working on this film.’ Trust me, my parents would let me know.
On the challenge of focusing on both career and personal life:
I’m always here and there – everyone in my industry is – and that’s why a lot of relationships are fleeting. I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It’s not like you’re going to fly out and see them, because it’s not serious enough for that.
On traveling first-class for Twilight and being a working actress:
Twilight has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost. I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.
Year: 2013 As: Lisa Kristal Status: Filming Director: Randall Miller
A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Year: 2012 As: Alice Cullen Status: Post-production Director: Bill Condon
After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Year: 2012 As: Kelly Status: Completed Director: Todd Lincoln
A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
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