Hollywood A-list Turns Out In Force For China’s Version Of The Oscars

The worlds tiny and it’s getting smaller, he added backstage after receiving his best global action movie actor prize. PHOTOS: Studios’ New Box Office Pain: Homegrown Films Are Beating Tentpoles Overseas The event indeed showcased a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and talent. From the Chinese industry Jackie Chan, Wong Kar Wai, John Woo each took the stage to present or receive awards. Musical segments ranged from performances by K-Pop star Steve Yoo, Japanese-Brazillian bossa nova singer Lisa Ono, Avril Lavigne (Huadings best global singer), who performed her hits Girlfriend and Heres to Never Growing Up, along with an impassioned song from the winner of the best traditional Chinese opera singer category. With a few small logistical delays and no cap on acceptance speech lengths, the show ran nearly four hours.Translations of the proceedings were intermittent. Stepping behind the podium late in the night to receive her best global actress in motion pictures trophy, Nicole Kidman thanked the crowd and said, I havent understood all of it, but Ive had a great time being a spectator. She added that she hopes to come back and make a film in China — and to show her daughters the country someday. Jackie Chan next presented Tarantino with the best global director in motion pictures award a somewhat surprising honor for the celebrated pop auteur, given the difficulties he encountered in releasing his last film Django Unchained in China (it was suddenly pulled from theaters on its opening day in the country and only re-released weeks later after cuts were made to tone down its bloody sequences Tarantino curtly declined to comment on the imbroglio when asked about it backstage Monday night). Referring to the director as his best friend, Chan thanked Tarantino for all the years he supported both himself and Chinese cinema, back when Jackie Chan was nobody. In his acceptance speech, Tarantino noted his lifelong love for Chinese martial arts cinema and said, When I did Kill Bill, that was my tribute to yalls cinema. I shot that in Beijing at the Beijing Film Studios that Maos wife created, and I was there for a year shooting Kill Bill… I love Chinese cinema, so to get this from the Chinese people and Chinese film industry, means everything to me. Nicolas Cage told THR backstage that he flew in for the event from a village three hours south of Beijing, where he is currently filming Nick Powells Outcast, with Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu his first project in the country. I was excited to do a film here, as I believe in the genius loci of a place — the ‘genie’ of the place is what I call it and I absorb that energy and it affects performance. So I can tell you 100 percent, that making a movie in China, you know Im buzzing with good energy. He added that he even plans to partially relocate to Hong Kong: I want a base in Asia, and I decided that Hong Kong would be the perfect place for me to have a life. While approaching the stage to accept his award as best actor in motion pictures, Cage went out of his way to shake hands with a young Chinese boy seated near the front of the hall and wearing a Superman costume.

Russell Brand shells out $2.2M for elegant Hollywood Hills mansion… as Katy Perry struggles to sell their marital home

Restored: The mansion was built in 1926 and has since been restored by famous architect Selden Price

“She seemed really uncomfortable,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She was constantly playing with her hair with her left hand almost as if to show off that she was wearing her wedding ring. It seemed very intentional.” Sipping on a vodka cranberry and a glass of champagne throughout the night, Kardashian bobbed her head to the music and whispered occasionally with The Game, though “there wasn’t anything that made the two look like they were anything more than friends,” adds the source. Just after 2 a.m., the reality star who gamely posed for fan photos inside the club headed out with her entourage. Later, Kardashian fired off a series of Tweets about love. PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom: Their Marriage Ups and Downs “Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained. The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it, understand,” she wrote . She followed it with , “If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end. Family/friend.Its simply called love. I take it seriously. Dont judge unless u r in it.” And finally , “We all have our own journeys in life.

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But Russell Brand has moved onwards and shelled out a hefty $2.224 million for an extravagant mansion for one in the Hollywood Hills West. The 38-year-old funnyman will be moving into a sprawling restored property originally built in 1926 – which the LA Times is reporting once belonged to Laurence Olivier – to mark his first real estate shift since his divorce from Katy. New digs: Russell Brand has shelled out $2.2 million to make a hefty Hollywood Hills mansion his own, marking his first sizable real estate move since split from Katy Perry Moving on up: The 38-year-old funnyman – pictured here performing at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday – will have five bedrooms to float around in Brand will have plenty of room to entertain his famous friends, as Trulia reports, with 4,800 square feet to swim around in and plenty of staircases to scale in the multi-story space. And if guests don’t feel like driving back down the sharp hillside after a night at the comedian’s new bachelor pad, there are five bedrooms and just as many bathrooms to choose from. The stunning home was restored by Selden Price, an architect known for his expertise in reviving period properties. The living spaces and many of the interior doorways feature attractive gothic inspired arched ceilings, maintaining the feel of the era the property was built. Brand will be able to treat his friends to viewing parties of his taped comedy appearances, as the mansion comes with a sizable cinema featuring lengthy black leather couches and a state-of-the-art screen. Also lending to the property’s suitability for entertaining are the sprawling balconies, with ample space to mingle and look out across the entire city of Los Angeles. Good references: The LA Times has reported that the home used to be owned by Laurence Olivier Room for friends: The house boasts 4,800 square feet for the British born comedian to roam around in Space to think: The prime piece of real estate is perched on a hill and looks out over Los Angeles His very own balcony could be the perfect date spot if he’s looking to fill in the space his ex-wife Katy Perry left. Katy, meanwhile, is still in the process of offloading the property they purchased together for $5.988 million while they were a couple. Forbes is reporting that the Roar singer is having so much trouble selling the place – which she initially listed for $6.925 million – that she has now slashed the price by over a million dollars. Restored: The mansion was built in 1926 and has since been restored by famous architect Selden Price Breakfast time: The kitchen features an island bench and a rather epic view of the city Come and stay: There are five bedrooms and just as many bathrooms if guests would like to come and stay She is now asking $5.88 million for the Hollywood Hills mansion, and she reportedly wants it in cash. Heidi Klum and Martin Kristen were said to have checked out the property in August, but it seems they passed. But Katy – who has moved on to John Mayer in the love department – has gone ahead and upgraded even more than extravagantly than her ex-husband, recently picking up a new pad for a breezy $11.2 million. Movie time: The property also features a cinema with lengthy leather couches for viewings Sleek: The Hollywood Hills mansion features shiny wood floorboards throughout Romantic: His own balcony could be the perfect date spot if he’s looking to fill in the space Katy Perry left This new property is well and truly a bachelor pad for Brand, who told the audience of his Messiah Complex show in Atlanta last month that he is ‘currently single.’ The statement came just weeks after he was spotted wandering arm in arm with Jemima Khan in London.

Hollywood’s Stars Go Burglar Chic

Dressed in their finest black-and-white stripes, all that these celebs need are a black mask and a bag of cash to be mistaken for burglars. Julianne Hough dressed down in a black-and-white striped top and ripped blue jeans for dinner at Ago in L.A. on Monday night, while Hailee Steinfeld was in London at the “Ender’s Game” Q&A wearing her bank robber stripes in the form of a skirt and long-sleeve crop top. Jessica Alba stepped out rocking a black-and-white striped jacket over a black form-fitting dress in New York back in September. And Miranda Kerr rocked her stripes in a maxi dress in New York back in August. Kris Jenner was all smiles wearing the stripes trend that she paired with a black cardigan and red heels in July. But it’s not just the women cashing in on the look. Even the men are getting in on the action! Check out the vid to see which soulful singer has given his spin to the black-and-white trend in stripes, and be sure to tune in to “omg! Insider” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news. Arts & Entertainment Take a look at Us Weekly’s most-read stories — including Kris Jenner’s separation from husband Bruce Jenner after 22 years of marriage — from Tuesday, Oct.