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Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz join crusade to help women ‘love their age’

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz have together joined new campaign #LoveYourAge to get women to love their age.

The ‘Titanic’ star and the 41 year-old Spanish model stood with Lupita Nyong’o and Lily Collins to support the new Lancome Advanced Genifique campaign that is aimed at promoting a healthier and happier attitude of women towards ageing, the Mirror has reported.

The British actresses will be seen proudly declaring their ages to support the campaign, which aims to tackle the negative stigmas that come with getting older.

Cruz, who is the campaign ambassador, said that women were still under the pressure to stay young than men, as in industry male actors are never questioned over their age or about turning 40 or 50, whereas women frequently face such questions once they turn 20.

Women all around the world can also show their support by declaring why they love their age on Twitter and Instagram, using the handles @LancomeUK and #LoveYourAge.


Kate Winslet, Drew Brees Join Season 2 of NBC’s ‘Bear Grylls’

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Oscar winner Kate Winslet and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are just two names set to show off their survival skills this summer, as they have signed on to participate in season two of NBC’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”

They — as well as Kate Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed Helms, Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden and Michael B. Jordan — will join the famed survivalist as he tramps through the jungles of Panama, scales the Italian Alps and the Colorado Rocky Mountains and conquers more of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.

“It has been such a privilege to adventure alongside these iconic men and women — and this season has made for some unforgettable journeys,” said Grylls. “The excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head on, in the way we do, can be both daunting and very draining, but it is also very empowering when we finally make it out in one piece. Along the way we get to see the stars we love in a totally authentic way as they face a few demons and come through it stronger. And that’s the beating heart of ‘Running Wild.’”

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” is produced by Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures. Grylls serves as executive producer along with Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli and Viki Cacciatore. The show was devised by Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. Grylls recently starred on the NBC series “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” and serves as host and executive producer of “The Island.”

Season one guests included Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller and Deion Sanders.

Season two premieres at 10 p.m. July 13 on NBC.


Kate Winslet Embroiled In Environmental Row

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Titanic star reportedly wants to build a wall in the garden of her seaside property in West Sussex to protect against high tides, but the proposal has been opposed by officials at Natural England.

Staff at the group have called on planning bosses at Chichester District Council to reject Winslet’s application, insisting the wall’s construction will cause the “direct loss” of rare trees, birds and wetlands.

Winslet bought the luxury residence for $5.2 million (£3.3 million) in 2013 and has previously put through applications for extensive renovations including an underground swimming pool, garage and pool house.


Kate Winslet Names Her Son Bear

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Talk about animal magnetism.

Kate Winslet and her husband of one year, Ned Rocknroll, have named their newborn son Bear Winslet, a spokesperson for Winslet confirms to PEOPLE.

The Oscar winner welcomed her third child on Dec. 7 at a National Health Service hospital near the West Sussex home she shares with her husband and children, Mia, 13 and Joe, 10.

In the weeks leading up to baby Bear’s arrival, Winslet, 38, had been seen relaxing, dining out and taking in a London theater show with friends.

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Rocknroll, 35, who works on his uncle Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project, was previously called Abel Smith before officially changing his name.

Other famous Bears, aside from Paddington and Smokey, include the British adventurer Bear Grylls and Alicia Silverstone‘s son, Bear Blu.


Kate Winslet, Judy Davis to Star in Revenge Dramedy ‘The Dressmaker’

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

SYDNEY — Kate Winslet and Judy Davis have signed on to star in the latest feature from Australian writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse, producers Film Art Media said Thursday.

The Dressmaker, billed as a stylish drama with comic undertones, centers on Tilly Dunnage (Winslet), who returns after many years in Europe to her small Australian outback hometown with revenge on her mind.

Tilly, a talented couturier, returns to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder. She wishes to make amends with her eccentric mother, Molly (Davis), but first must unravel the secrets of her past.

Moorhouse describes the tale of love, revenge and 1950s haute couture as “Unforgiven with a sewing machine.”

“This is a project with rich, complex characters and an indelible Australian setting. Jocelyn is the perfect filmmaker to bring Rosalie Ham’s book to screens throughout the world,” producer Sue Maslin said. “The incredible assembly of talent in front and behind the camera is testimony to the ambition of everyone involved to make a great film. We look forward to working with Universal Pictures to bring this project to Australian audiences.”

Principal photography will start Down Under in 2014.

The Dressmaker is based on the novel of the same name by Ham, which Maslin optioned four years ago and asked Moorhouse to write and direct.

Working with Moorhouse will be Academy Award-winning costume designer Tim Chappel and crew including director of photography Don McAlpine, production designer Roger Ford and editor Jill Bilcock.

The Dressmaker has been financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, the Ingenious Senior Film Fund advised by Ingenious Media and Apollo Media, White Hot Productions, Film Victoria and Soundfirm.

The film will be released in Australia and New Zealand by Universal Pictures International and is being sold worldwide by U.K. based sales agent Embankment Films and co-represented in the U.S. with CAA.

Winslet is represented by CAA and United Agents. Davis is represented by Shanahan Management.


Third Child on the Way for Kate Winslet

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Congrats Kate!

Kate Winslet is pregnant!

The Titanic actress, 37, and her husband Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has confirmed with her rep exclusively.

“Kate and Ned are delighted” over the news, the rep adds.

Despite her previous marriages ending in divorce, Winslet — also mom to daughter Mia, 12, and son Joe, 9 — always knew she wanted to expand her family further.

“I’m hoping to have more kids,” Winslet told InStyle in 2006. “I don’t know whether one or two. Oh, God, I would love to have more.”

The Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress and Rocknroll, 34 — who is the nephew of Richard Branson — tied the knot in a secret ceremony in December after they began dating in the fall of 2011.


Kate Winslet Marries in Secret

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Congratulations to Kate & Ned!

Talk about a Titanic secret.

Kate Winslet has tied the knot with Richard Branson’s nephew, Ned Rocknroll, her rep tells PEOPLE.

“I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock’nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family,” the rep says. “The couple had been engaged since the summer.”

According to British media reports, Leonardo DiCaprio gave away the bride in a ceremony so secret that the bride and groom’s parents didn’t know about it.

The Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress, 37, has been dating Rocknroll, 34, (his legal name) since fall of 2011.

In August 2011, she and Rocknroll were on the same Caribbean island owned by Branson when a fire broke out and Winslet rescued Branson’s 90-year-old mother.

Winslet previously was married to Sam Mendes and Jim Threapleton.


Kate Winslet to receive CBE

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Actress Kate Winslet is set to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to modern Britain.

She will be honored along with Gareth Malone, who performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert Saturday and will be honored with an Order of the British Empire.

Although Winslet won acclaim for her work in Heavenly Creatures (1994) and received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Winslet, 36, became a superstar with her performance in James Cameron’s Titanic (1997). That film earned her another Oscar nomination and became the most financially successful movie ever made until the release of Cameron’s follow-up film Avatar (2009).

Titanic told the story of fictitious lovers Rose (Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) set against the backdrop of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The sinking itself marks its 100th anniversary this year.

Winslet won an Oscar for her performance in The Reader (2008). She also reunited with DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (2008).

Gareth, 36, is being honored for raising awareness of the sacrifices of the U.K. armed forces.

Also set to receive an OBE is singer Gary Barlow, who also contributed to the Queen’s concert.


Kate Winslet will film scenes for ‘Labor Day’ in Acton, MA in June & August

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

As we recently reported, Jason Reitman’s next project, Labor Day, will begin filming in the Boston area next month, and this week a few more details about the movie’s filming locations has emerged.

The movie, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, is based on Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name.

Labor Day will shoot scenes in Acton, MA on June 25 and August 22, 2012. The scenes will take place at a private residence on Piper Road which will play Winslet’s character’s home. Another scene may be filmed at the Acton Senior Center where Winslet’s character will teach an exercise class.


Kate Winslet stunned by response to charity project

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Actor Kate Winslet was amazed when her celebrity friends including actor George Clooney, Ben Stiller and Meryl Streep agreed to pose for photos in a battered old hat in aid of her autism charity. The actress set up her Golden Hat Foundation in 2011, and wanted to raise its profile through an event, reports

Winslet invited her A-list pals including Jude Law, Christina Aguilera and Demi Moore to don her beloved trilby for a photo book. The actress was stunned at the positive response from her Hollywood friends.

“So I came up with this idea… to send my favourite beaten-up trilby to as many well-known people as I could track down and ask them to photograph themselves wearing it,” she added.

“I would then make a book of self-portraits… Amazingly, nearly every person I asked said yes,” she said.