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Emma Stone became ‘addicted to strength’ filming ‘Battle of the Sexes’

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(CNN)For Emma Stone, living up to the legacy of the indomitable Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes,” about the infamous tennis match of the same name, was a big task to take on.

“It was the first time that I focused so, so much on the physicality of someone,” Stone told CNN. “Playing an athlete, that is how she was able to make change in the world…that was her avenue to this voice that she had. So, that made physicality incredibly important.”
Stone said the role called for her to get and look “stronger” — something she found empowering.

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“It was the first time I’d ever felt like, ‘Oh my god, I can lift a lot of weight.’ And I understand how mentally, that can make you feel so strong,” she said. “It can make you feel like, ‘If I can throw this thing across the room, what else can I do?’ You feel like the Hulk, a little bit.”
In fact, she said, her newfound physical power was a little intoxicating.
“It was actually very cool. I did not know that I’d like it as much as I did,” she said. “At by end it was like, ‘Well, I’m addicted to strength. This is awesome.'”
It all ended up being worth it on screen too, says the real-life King.
“She’s so much like me in this,” she told CNN. “I mean, she gets my voice, my tempo, she gets my mannerisms. It’s pretty scary to see.”
Surreal as it was, King felt that she couldn’t have picked a better actress to portray one of the most important moments of her life.
“I’m lucky, I got the best one to play me,” she said. “I got the top of the heap.”
“Battle of the Sexes” is in theaters now.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/entertainment/battle-of-the-sexes-emma-stone/index.html

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John Travolta has got the moves to ‘Grease’ 40 years on

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That belt loop hip shake from 1978’s Grease has surely been replicated countless times in schools, dances, and in front of mirrors.

Wednesday marked 40 years since the film premiered in New York City, and John Travolta just so happened to be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, although to promote his upcoming film Gotti.

The shake, which Travolta calls the “four corners,” was introduced when Grease’s choreographer needed a step at the end of “You’re The One That I Want.”

Turns out Travolta still has some of those moves, by the way.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/14/john-travolta-grease-moves/

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Alicia Silverstone explains why she has Donald Trump’s number in her phone

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“Alicia Silverstone and Donald Trump exchanged numbers about 10 years ago. But, before you jump to conclusions, you need to hear the full account of what happened.

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Clueless star said that she and Trump had a “date to talk about solar panels” and that his name and number are still in her phone to this very day.

So, what exactly happened? “I was on one of the other talk shows in the daytime talking about solar panels and silk milk… and he [Trump] said he was really interested and we exchanged numbers so that we could continue this conversation about solar panels,” she said. “So I met with him.”

Silverstone said….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/alicia-silverstone-donald-trump/

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Serena Williams ‘Wakanda-inspired Catsuit’ that makes her feel like a superhero

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100% superhero.

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Serena Williams is already a superhero to each and every one of us. But, as it turns out, she also has a Black Panther-inspired catsuit which makes her feel like a “warrior princess”.

After Williams beat Kristya Pliskova at the French open at Stade Roland Garros, Paris on Tuesday, she spoke about the meaning behind her black bodysuit.

“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said following her victory on Tuesday, per the Guardian.

Williams just made her return to the sport nine months after the birth of her daughter. She suffered complications at the time of the birth due to a pulmonary embolism.

In addition to being a symbol of confidence and empowerment, the suit also reminds Williams of Black Panther.

“I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” Williams said. “We designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”

Serena: warrior princess.

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Not only that, Williams says when she dons her black bodysuit, she feels “like a warrior princess.”

“I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero,” she said.

Wakanda forever.

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