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Michelle Williams daughter Matilda enjoys Oscars preparation
Michelle Williams daughter Matilda enjoys Oscars preparation

It has been claimed that Michelle Williams daughter Matilda thoroughly enjoys the preparation that goes into the build up to the Oscars 2012. Busy Philipps, a fellow actress and friend of Michelle Williams has revealed how six year old Matilda and her own daughter Birdie Leigh love to get involved in the preparation for the Oscars 2012.

Philipps explained, “Both of our daughters will be around, that’s always a little chaotic. The little girls like to see their moms get dressed up and then they don’t want us to leave. Matilda’s got all her family with her and my daughter will be with them and my husband. So I think they’re going to be together. We’ll have them have a little play date. So cute.”
 
She added, “She has. We both have.” It was recently suggested that Michelle Williams would be hoping that Victoria Beckham would design her Oscars 2012 dress for her but it is unclear whether or not that is the case. Michelle Williams will be keeping her fingers crossed that she finally manages to take home an Oscar, as she is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for her performance in My Week With Marilyn.
Seth Rogen talks stand up comedy
Seth Rogen talks stand up comedy

Comedy actor Seth Rogen started out as a stand up comedian but has admitted that the chances of him returning to stand up comedy are highly unlikely. Seth claims that there are plenty of good comedians around at the moment that there is no need for him to return to stand up comedy and admitted that he is currently enjoying making movies, so stand up comedy is currently a no no.

Rogen explained, “I remember, when I was an up-and-coming comic, how annoyed I would be when the famous guys would show up and just take everyone’s spots. On top of that, I’m just not that good at it. When there are guys like Louie CK out there, there’s no reason for me to be doing stand-up comedy.”
 
He added, “I don’t make the best movies in the world, but at times, I do feel like I’m adding something to the cinematic community. I don’t feel like I’m adding anything to the stand-up community.” Seth Rogen is set to star alongside Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams in the Sarah Polley directed movie Take This Waltz, which is set to be released in the US on June 29, 2012.
Michelle Williams struggled to shake Dawson’s Creek image
Michelle Williams struggled to shake Dawson’s Creek image

My Week With Marilyn actress Michelle Williams has revealed how she found it rather difficult to shake the image that she had developed from her Dawson’s Creek character Jen. Michelle claims that she experienced quite a fair amount of typecasting, due to the sexuality of her character and that she wanted to move away from that, so that people could see that she was capable of playing more than one type of character.

Williams explained, “I wouldn’t say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being - being sexy. I think because my character on Dawson’s Creek was sexy… sexualized… sexual… I saw all the negative attention and connotations that can come along with that. And that those things can keep people from seeing you clearly.”
 
Michelle Williams has previously admitted that she would definitely be interested in being involved in a one off Dawson’s Creek special, should the opportunity ever arise. Katie Holmes has also stated that she could see the possibility of a Dawson’s Creek reunion being fun. However, James Van Der Beek has not seemed as enthusiastic as the rest of his co stars.
Michelle Williams wanted more children
Michelle Williams wanted more children

My Week With Marilyn actress Michelle Williams has revealed how she always expected to have more children not long after the birth of her daughter Matilda, so that Matilda would have some siblings of a similar age to play with. Michelle also discussed how Matilda’s growing up will lead to more questions about her father Heath Ledger.

Williams explained, “I really wanted, and I really expected or imagined, that Matilda would have siblings that were close to her age. I wanted that for her. But I couldn’t make that happen. And now that she’s 6 that isn’t even a possibility anymore. So something that was making me feel impatient, that’s been removed. For whatever reason, that’s not our luck, or our path.”
 
She added, “You know, as hard as certain things have been for me, it’s been harder thinking about how things will be for her. I have a lot of things that she doesn’t, and some of what I have I can give to her - the memories that I have, the objects that I have, the physical reminders that I have, the stories.” Michelle Williams next film to hit the big screen is likely to be Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is set to be released on March 8, 2013.
Kelly Rowland discusses Beyoncé and Jay-Z baby Blue Ivy Carter
Kelly Rowland discusses Beyoncé and Jay-Z baby Blue Ivy Carter

Destiny’s Child singer and The X Factor judge Kelly Rowland has spoken about how beautiful the baby of her band mate Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z is. Kelly stated that Blue Ivy is so beautiful that she cannot stop grinning, as she is so proud of her good friend. Kelly also spoke of the rumour that there was a sing song when she visited Blue Ivy for the first time.

Rowland explained, “She’s absolutely beautiful! And I say that with such a huge grin! I’m so excited.” Kelly then addressed the rumours that she and fellow Destiny’s Child band mate Michelle Williams sang a song to welcome Blue Ivy to the world, denying that it ever happened. She added, “We all just stared at her. I just stared at her. She is so beautiful.”
 
It was also reported recently that Jay-Z threw a huge celebratory bash to welcome his daughter Blue Ivy Carter to the world, at his 40/40 club in New York City. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are rumoured to be looking at schools for their daughter already, to make sure that she is accepted to the school of choice well in advance.
Michelle Williams talks Oscar nomination
Michelle Williams talks Oscar nomination

The 2012 Academy Awards are just around the corner and former Dawsons Creek actress Michelle Williams has been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in My Week With Marilyn. Michelle has admitted how she feels very grateful to get the recognition from the Academy and admitted that it is a testament to the legacy of Marilyn Monroe.

Williams explained, “I am so grateful to be acknowledged by the Academy for my work, which was made possible by the support of our director Simon Curtis and the camaraderie of a terrific ensemble of actors. A special congratulations to Kenneth Branagh and the fearless Harvey Weinstein.”
 
She added, “This role has been the challenge and privilege of a lifetime. I would like to think that the recognition our film has received by the Academy is a testament to Marilyn’s legacy.” Michelle Williams face stiff competition in the Best Actress category from Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady). This years Oscars are set to take place on February 26, 2012 live on exclusively on ABC.
Michelle Williams discusses Heath Ledger death
Michelle Williams discusses Heath Ledger death

Michelle Williams has spoken out about the death of Australian actor Heath Ledge and revealed how it tore her apart so much that she thought she was actually going crazy. Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams dated for a number of years and have a young daughter named Matilda but Heath was found dead in 2008 in his New York City apartment, leaving both mother and daughter devastated.

Williams explained, “It was making me crazy. I felt like I was going crazy. It was too much - trying to deal with what had happened and trying to deal with what was at our doorstep. I just felt trapped. It’s not just me - there’s somebody else who I’m trying to protect (daughter Matilda), and I can’t. I can’t make it stop, I can’t make it go away. Trying to find ways to explain it or shield her from it. It’s like you’re trying to go about your life, and make dinner.”
 
She then discussed their first meeting, adding, “Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something. Yeah, a lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.” Michelle Williams recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie My Week with Marilyn.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy Carter is simply gorgeous
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy Carter is simply gorgeous

Former Destiny’s Child singer Beyoncé has been receiving lots of kind words from her former band mates in regards to her new baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Blue Ivy was delivered naturally on January 7 in a New York City hospital and friends of Jay-Z and Beyoncé have spoken of how gorgeous the baby girl is. 

Michelle Williams explained, “She is absolutely gorgeous. We were all in love. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have already settled into their role of being parents, and it’s just awesome to see.” However, fellow Destiny’s Child band member Kelly Rowland was a little bit more tight lipped about Blue Ivy Carter, when asked which of the parents she looks like.
 
Kelly added, “That will be something that everybody will have to experience the same way I did. That’s for her parents to disclose, not myself.” There had been a lot of rumours about when Beyoncé gave birth, with many claiming that she had her baby on New Year’s Eve but these rumours were revealed to be false when Beyoncé went into labour on January 7. Jay-Z and Beyoncé then revealed that they had decided to name their daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Emma Watson praises My Week with Marilyn co star Michelle Williams
Emma Watson praises My Week with Marilyn co star Michelle Williams

Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson has revealed how impressed she was with her co star, Michelle Williams’ performace as Marilyn Monroe in the movie My Week with Marilyn. Emma claims that she could not think of another actress who could have done a better job than Michelle and also praised the script for the movie.

Watson explained, “I was amazed at how much I saw of Marilyn in her. I trusted but until I really got on set I was like, ‘Wow now I really get it, I really, really get it.’ She’s perfect the Marilyn. I really believe that.” She then added, “It was such a page turner. I couldn’t put it down, I just wanted to know what happened. You know, quite aside from Lucy’s part being a great little part.”
 
Emma concluded, “Marilyn Monroe to me is just the most fascinating person and she had the most interesting life, I feel like it’s totally untapped.” Emma Watson is currently taking a break from movies as she focuses on her studies at Oxford University but you can see Emma, as well as Michelle Williams, in My Week with Marilyn, which is out now.
Michelle Williams reveals crush on Jeff Bridges
Michelle Williams reveals crush on Jeff Bridges

The ‘My Week With Marilyn’ actress - who has a six-year-old daughter Matilda with her late ex-fiance Heath Ledger - was star-struck when she met Jeff Bridges and admits to having a crush on the ‘Crazy Heart’ actor and was overwhelmed when they met for the first time.

She said: “I walked behind Jeff Bridges on the red carpet once. I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s him! He turned around and shook my hand - he had his sunglasses on and I was, well, I kind of wished I had sunglasses on too so I could hide behind them.”

Following the death of The Dark Knight actor Heath Leadger, Michelle dated director Spike Jonze for around a year but has been single since they separated in 2009, and she claims to find life easier by staying single. She told Britain’s HELLO! magazine: “The best way to deal with relationships is not to have them.”

Michelle is currently working on ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ - a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in which she plays Glinda the Good Witch - and she loves having Matilda visit the set of the film. She said: “It’s great for my daughter to come to the set because it’s like a fairytale playground. She comes to visit me and she gets to walk through a castle or see a dance number - it’s a lot of fun for her.”

James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful
James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful
Filming has begun for the latest Sam Raimi project Oz: The Great and Powerful. The prequel to the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz is set to star James Franco as the young wizard, while Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams are set to star as the three witches.
 
James took time out of filming to discuss the movie a bit further. He explained, “The Wizard in the original 1939 film is an older man, so it’s another great opportunity to kind of do a new rendition on a franchise or a tradition, but it’s in a fresh way. There are no real expectations of how the younger version of Oz should be. I do follow a tradition, but I also have a certain amount of freedom to create the character.”
 
Franco added, “I’ve been in Detroit for almost a month now and we were rehearsing for quite a while and we’ve been shooting for about a week and it’s going very, very well” Oz: The Great and Powerful is expected to be released on March 8, 2012.