Illumination of Champs-Elysées
On a break from filming Nine, Marion Cotillard was present next to the Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë earlier tonight when the lights at the famous Champs-Elysées were illuminated. The lights in celebration of the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festivities were installed on a total of 415 trees along 2 kilometres on the “most beautiful road of the world”. To celebrate France’s presidency in the European Union the lights are in a blue shade this year. As reported by AFP, for two years now, new generation diodes have been used for the Champs-Elysées illumination. Thus the energy costs are reportedly cut by 70 %. A fact which ecology loving Marion Cotillard certainly appreciates. I am currently trying to find good pictures of her at the event. Stay tuned!
Ms. Cotillard was also interviewed on French radio station RTL this morning and RTL have an excerpt of it on their website. She talks about being back home for the afore-mentioned ceremony as well as the infamous 9/11 comments. I’m currently working on getting an accurate translation so there’s no need to start asking for it.
Alexandre de Betak Birthday
First of all many many thanks for all your positive and encouraging comments on the new layout. It means the world to me!
Then I’ve added a picture of Marion Cotillard who attended a birthday party for Alexandre de Betak last Sunday at the end of the Paris Fashion Week. A lot of travelling back and forth from the English Isle and the continent, I dare say.
Paris’ king of runway productions, Alexandre de Betak, said he was “so lucky” to have “Happy Birthday” sung to him by none other than Kylie Minogue at his party Sunday at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week.
“Kylie’s sexy ‘Happy Birthday’ gave me the kick of energy for the next 10 years,” said de Betak. “I was speechless.”
Guests included Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Audrey Marnay and Joana Preiss.
London dinner for “Nine” ladies
Ms. Cotillard is back in London. London’s Cipriani restaurant hosted a dinner for the upcoming movie musical Nine cast members last night. Harvey Weinstein the producer gathered together Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Fergie for dinner. They will start to shoot in a few days time.
See pictures at LaneyGossip.
[edit:] Added the pictures to our gallery here.
A night out for the “Nine” ladies
Again from the Daily Mail (via heads-up from celebrity blog Perez Richie). The leading ladies of the upcoming musical “Nine” who are currently undergoing rehearsals in London went to Madonna’s concert at Wembley Stadium last night. None of the pictures from the VIP section show Marion Cotillard in focus, and the article makes no mention of her – but she clearly was there. Her costars Kate Hudson, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, as well as media darling Gwyneth Paltrow all got mentioned. Life is unfair!
[edit:] I couldn’t resist adding some pics to the gallery.
All(!) the gallery additions
I was busy making progress on the Marion Cotillard screencaps:
036 Fair Play – Screencaptures > Trailer
101 Un Long Dimanche de fiançailles – DVD Screencaptures
615 Jeux d’Enfants – DVD Screencaptures
178 Jeux d’Enfants – DVD Screencaptures > Making Of
Then I scanned some magazines featuring absolutely gorgeous pictures of Marion:
005 Madame Figaro, October 22, 2005
010 Elle, May 16, 2005
003 Elle, September 15, 2003
And finally, lovely Mariana sent in HQ pictures of our lady out&about:
002 Ma Vie En L’Air Promotion, August 29, 2005
002 Launch of Helena Rubinstein’s new Make-Up Line, February 12, 2002
004 César Awards – Déjeuner, February 8, 2002
003 Les Jolies Choses – Premiere, November 5, 2001
001 Paris Film Festival – Opening Déjeuner, March 1, 2001
003 8th International Sarlat Film Festival, November 9, 1999
Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas – Premiere
Mariana has been so kind to send me some great HQ pictures of Marion attending the ‘Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas’ Premiere last Thursday in Paris.
004 Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas – Premiere
Trailer screencaps & more
I’ve added these promised ‘A Good Year’ Trailer screencaps. And also some great contributions from Riikka. Many thanks!!
20 A Good Year – Screencaptures > Trailer
04 A Good Year – On Set
07 Edy Premiere, Paris
14 Reopening of Kenzo Boutique