Wouldn’t it be lovely if someone remade the classic musical My Fair Lady with a fresh face—say, Carey Mulligan—in the role of Eliza Dolittle? Our wishes may have been granted: Emma Thompson told BBC News that she is writing a remake with Mulligan set to play the iconic Cockney flower girl. The young British actress made a splash this year for her role in An Education, garnering an Oscar nomination and comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, who played Eliza in the 1964 original. The role of Dolittle’s mentor, Henry Higgins, has yet to be cast, but Thompson has another Brit in mind. “I love Hugh Grant so I’d love him to do it,” she said to BBC News. We love the idea of Grant and Mulligan singing “The Rain in Spain” not to mention the fabulous fashion moments as Dolittle makes her transformation. When can we expect the sure-to-be dazzling remake? “Hopefully…later this year,” said Thompson.
Former supermodel Cindy Crawford made an empire from her natural good looks—but having a bit of beauty savvy certainly didn’t hurt. “People always talk about plastic surgery and Botox, but I think the right hair color is what keeps a woman looking youthful,” Crawford told InStyle. “I like to have a a variety of tones for dimension so hair is bright, not flat.” She also mixes and matches her makeup to her own liking. “If you want your base to look real, sometimes you have to combine two colors. I don’t want people to say, ‘Wow, your makeup looks great!’ I’d prefer them to say, ‘You look great.’” To find out more on Crawford’s ageless beauty secrets, see the April issue of InStyle on newsstands now.
The Date Night poster with Tina Fey sporting a gorgeous (and totally destroyed) navy dress made the fashionistas among us flinch—and we couldn’t help tracking down the inside scoop. The film’s costumer designer Marlene Stewart (who also made Madonna’s wedding dress for her 1985 nuptials with Sean Penn!) created the silk charmeuse number with a few requirements in mind. “We wanted it classic and sexy, but Tina had to be able to move for the action scenes,” she told us. “Plus, the director [Shawn Levy] didn’t want black, so we found a shade that looked good on film.” 10 identical versions of the dress were crafted, then sent to the wardrobe department’s “ager/dyer,” who was tasked with making them look realistically damaged. The one part of the Stewart’s job that wasn’t so complicated? “Showing off Tina’s legs,” she said. “She has great legs!” Date Night, which also stars Steve Carell, hits theaters April 9th.
See more photos: Mila Kunis, James Franco and Mark Wahlberg make sidesplitting appearances, while Leighton Meester plays a dutiful babysitter. What would Blair Waldorf think?
We were there last night when Miley Cyrus and her co-star/boyfriend Liam Hemsworth made their official red carpet debut at the premiere of The Last Song in L.A. And we couldn’t help wonder: What’s next for the former tween queen? A blink-and-you-might-miss-it cameo in Sex and the City 2! “It takes place on a red carpet and all I do is pose. It was amazing—and I even got to keep the necklace!” Cyrus told us when we asked about the scene in which she and Samantha commit the ultimate fashion faux-pas: Wearing the same Matthew Williamson dress. Will Miley show off her posing prowess at the SATC2 premiere in May? “Yes, I can’t wait! “I’m so excited to see what the girls will be wearing,” she gushed. “Sarah Jessica Parker is my style icon!“
—Bronwyn Barnes, with reporting by Andrea Simpson
1. Christina Aguilera morphs into a Bionic woman for her new album cover. [InStyle.co.uk]
2. Could it be true? Is Tom Ford preparing a new women’s collection? [WWD.com]
3. Balmain launches a line of—wait for it—hair extensions! [CocoPerez.com]
4. Uptown girl Tory Burch has a soft spot for the Grateful Dead. [ToryBurch.com]
5. Carla Bruni—pop star, First Lady and now, guest editor of Madame Figaro magazine. [HuffingtonPost.com]
6. The Hills are no longer alive after this season. [Usmagazine.com]
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