Dakota Fanning and Emile Hirsch were in Gardnerville today for the filming of a movie “The Motel Life,” based on a novel about two brothers who flee a Reno motel after a fatal hit and run accident.
The film crew took over the J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room on Tuesday morning and set up lights for a scene coming out of the restaurant.
There have been several reports that Fanning was spotted shopping at Target and patronizing the local Starbucks.
Forget about the “Suite Life” twins — we’ve been keeping our ear to the ground, and there’s a good chance that NYU will have some real child stars joining its ranks next year.
Twilight fans can start surreptitiously preparing their iPhone cameras. Following a tour (as reported last spring), sources say that Dakota Fanning has been accepted early to Gallatin, and is expected to enroll next fall.
Additionally, Harry Potter star Emma Watson was spotted touring Gallatin two days in a row last week, accompanied by school administration. Given her modeling career, New York would be a logical fit. Apparently, Brown students say that she’s not on campus anymore. That said, we’re fairly confident that if she decides to leave Providence and the Ivy League, it will have been thanks to Gallatin Bingo.
Given their popularity with tweens and teens, we can only begin to imagine how much applications to Gallatin will skyrocket over the next decade. So, enjoy those bingo boards while they’re still a hot commodity!
Misc > Dakota Fanning: Young at Art’s “Most Wanted”
They’re two of the hottest celebrities in Tinseltown, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are featured in a new art collection by Richard Phillips.
The “New Moon” costars’ portraits are on display in an exhibit called “Most Wanted” at the White Cube Hoxton Squre in London, England.
A spokesperson for the gallery told press, “Richard selected ten of the world’s most instantly recognizable celebrities from the realms of television, cinema and music to create distilled portraits of young, powerful stars exhibiting their rehearsed, red-carpet expressions.”
”Phillips’ two-meter high canvases will line the gallery walls and will depict these famous faces against backdrops, familiar to film premieres and awards ceremonies, which display a variety of luxury brand logos. Each portrait features a bright, multicolor halo – this halo emphasizes the electric stardom of these secular deities while simultaneously flattening their image, melding them into the brands they represent, as if on a trading card.”
The other celebrities represented are Zac Efron, Chace Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, Dakota Fanning, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, and Taylor Swift.
The most remarkable moments in film this past year weren’t 3-D action sequences but characters so real they hurt. Here, the actors who made us believe
Dakota Fanning in “The Runaways”
“It was important for me to go to a normal high school. I have a locker, which was a big deal. My mom had to buy me a lock and teach me how to use it. It’s the little things: Where do you go at lunch? How do you open the locker? I wanted a yearbook! Now I have a lot of signatures in my yearbook—‘Have a good summer’ and all that.”
2010 was great year for HD imagery on the walls outside of theaters, as well as on indoor screens. The mark of a great poster comes when you get to the end of the year and remember a design and title even if you never made it to the box office to see the film. The exceptional ones may have even convinced you to make Friday night plans and dole out 12 bucks for a ticket. Boasting some innovative layouts and homages to masterpieces of the past, as well as a keen grasp of what catches the eye, here are our top 10 picks for 2010 movie posters that will still be imprinted on our minds in 2011, 2012 and long after.
Simplicity wins out in this symphony of thinly veiled erogenous cues that is also a literal depiction of the Runaways’ hit song “Cherry Bomb.” The sparks, the cherry and the drip could have appeared alone with the film’s title and still been an effective teaser. The poster boils the concept of a Runaways biopic into a concoction that’s about as simple as they come, and as far as blunt messages go, this one wields a mighty large club. Source
(Last year: #8)
Yes, she’s one of the Volturi, but Fanning stole scenes from fellow Twilight-er Kristin Stewart in rock drama The Runaways, and was named her high school’s homecoming queen to boot.
Check out what the 12-year-old actress revealed to the mag, including her longing to work with big sister Dakota, Brad Pitt and getting the hang of junior high:
On sharing her clothes with sister Dakota: “We’re sort of the same size. I’m taller than her, though . . . She does not like that at all. [both laugh] She probably doesn’t like me wearing her clothes either, but we do still share. I sneak into her closet and grab things out and put them on. She’s a senior, so she’s going to college soon.”
On dreaming of being Marilyn Monroe: “I love her look and everything. But I’ve seen The Seven Year Itch  and I loved that. I watched that all the time when I was little. I liked the dress. I was her for Halloween when I was 7. I did the makeup and the mole and I did all the poses with blowing kisses and all that. But also, of course, I’d love to do something with my sister. I’ve never really acted with her before. I’ve played her at a younger age, but we’ve never been in the same scenes together.”