PLATINUM RYE ENTERTAINMENT BLOG
  • Archives
  • October12th

    Six time Grammy award winner, Global Fashion icon, and equality activist Lady Gaga has been adding more to her resume this Fall with debuting her highly anticipated role as “The Countess” in American Horror Story: Hotel. Her horrific demeanor, serial killer mindset, and mysterious craving for human blood have the audience wanting more and more. The show brought in 6 million viewers for the season premiere and took the number 2 spot of the night behind the season premiere of Empire on Fox.

    Gaga has also released a brand new music video for her song “Til It Happens to You” on Vevo last month. Gaga worked on this song to display a powerful message about sexual assault on college campuses today. Her song will be featured in the upcoming documentary The Hunting Ground which displays the horrific toll sexual assault can take on a person and their families.

    The Mother Monster has also collaborated within the fashion world this month, appearing in Tom Ford’s revolutionary 2016 spring collection film online. Lady Gaga both stars in the fashion video campaign and is used as the back track with her modern cover of “I Want Your Love” by Chic. As Gaga is known for her iconic fashion statements, we hope more collaborations with designers are to come in the future.

    Lady Gaga is rocking the entertainment world this Fall and we cannot wait to see what else she has in store.

    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Lady Gaga Official Website

  • November13th

    Callum Turner has had a fantastic 2014. Between starring in Queen and Country co-starring David Thewlis and Glue, the smash-hit E4 series written by BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne, the world of film and TV are sitting up and taking notice of the young Brit.

    Turner’s previous credits include ITV’s Leaving (2012) co-starring Helen McCrory. The story of the consequences of an intimate moment shared between a 24 year-old boy and 45 year-old wife and mother was a great success and Turner’s received positive reviews for his performance. He has also had roles in The Town (2012) co-starring Martin Clunes, The Borgais (2013) and BBC One’s Ripper Street (2013).

    Turner has recently finished filming Victor Frankenstein (2015) co-starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. He will also be starring alongside Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart in Green Room (2015). This month he was also named at one of BAFTA’s British Breakthroughs  in 2014.

    Glue | Queen and Country

  • November11th

    Katie Leung is a young Scottish actress best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series (2005-2011). After a role that gave Leung worldwide media coverage, she has since moved onto more serious and intimate roles. Her stage début was as Jung Chang in the autobiographical Wild Swans (2011) which has its world premier in Massachusetts before returning to London in 2012.

    In 2011, she announced as one of the leads in Channel 4’s acclaimed drama Run, co-starring Olivia Coleman. More recently, she has starred in BBC 1’s Father Brown (2014) co-starring Mark Williams and received rave reviews for her recent stage performance in the National Theatre’s The World Of Extreme Happiness (2013).

    Next up for Leung is a new two-part BBC drama One Child, written by the BAFTA-winning Guy Hibbert. She was announced as one of BAFTA’s 2014 breakthrough Brits, a new initiative to celebrate and support emerging new talent in the UK.

    Twitter | One Child

  • October17th

    There were not many dry eyes during the Christmas special of Downton Abbey (2012) when Matthew Crawley was sensationally and un-expectantly, killed off. Played by actor Dan Stevens, Matthew had been a major part of the award-winning programme and his death caused uproar within the fans.

    Downton Abbey was Steven’s breakthrough role in 2010. Before that, he had performed on stage in productions such as As You Like It (2004) and Hay Fever (2006) co-starring Judi Dench. His TV career started with The Line of Beauty (2006) co-starring Hayley Atwell.

    Stevens’ departure from Downton Abbey was shocking to most as he left when the programme was at its peak of popularity. He went onto transform his image into a Hollywood bad boy in the critically acclaimed independent film The Guest (2014). He also starred in another crime thriller A Walk Among Tombstones (2014) co-starring Liam Neeson.

    Stevens is one to watch in Hollywood in the next year. His upcoming roles include The Cobbler (2014) co-starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) co-starring an ensemble cast including Robin Williams in one of his last film roles before his death.

    The Guest | A Walk Among Tombstones

  • October17th

    Ashley Madekwe is a British actress best known for her role as social climber, Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama Revenge (2011-13). Before she moved to America, Madekwe featured in a variety of well-known British TV programmes including The Bill (1999), Teachers (2001-2) Doctors (2006), Casualty (2006), Prime Suspect (2006) and Trial and Retribution (2008).

    Her breakthrough role was in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008-10) where she co-starred alongside Billie Piper. This coincided with a role in the Bafta-winning Wallander (2008) co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Madekwe’s first American role was in The Beautiful Lie (2009) co-starring Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. In 2011, she starred in Bedlam co-starring Theo James, Lacey Turner and Hugo Speer.

    Nowadays, you can find Madekwe starring in Salem, based on the real Salem witch trials of the 17th century. The programme co-stars Shane West, Tamzin Merchant and Madekwe’s own husband Iddo Goldberg. It has been a huge success with fans and was re-commissioned for a second series next year. She also has a hugely popular fashion blog Ring My Bell.

    Ring My Bell | Twitter | Instagram

  • October16th

    James Norton has had something of a turnaround in his career recently. Having made a memorable impact on audiences earlier this year when he played psychopathic kidnapper and killer Tommy Lee Royce in BBC’s Happy Valley, he is currently playing a more angelic role as an Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers in ITV’s Grantchester co-starring Robson Green.

    Norton has been building an impressive resume over the last few years with credits including film, TV and theatre. On stage he has featured in Posh (2010), That Face (2010) and Journey’s End (2011). He has received critical acclaim for his performances. In a review of Journey’s En;, The Independent wrote “James Norton….is stunning”.

    His TV credits have included guest appearances in Doctor Who (2013) co-starring Matt Smith, Blandings (2013) co-starring Jennifer Saunders and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) co-starring Matthew Rhys.

    Norton’s film credits include the Academy-award nominated An Education (2009) co-starring Carey Mulligan, Rush (2013) co-starring Chris Hemsworth and the upcoming Mr Turner (2014), co-starring Timothy Spall and directed by Bafta-award winner and Academy-award nominated Mike Leigh. The film has been gaining critical acclaim and is in the running to be Academy nominated this year.

    Grantchester | Mr Turner

  • October6th

    23 year old British singer-songwriter, actress, and fashionista Rita Ora has announced that she will be joining the U.K.’s version of The Voice as a host for its 2015 series. Ora will be replacing Kylie Minogue and joining Sir Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.

    Ora is best known for her success as a singer in the UK where her self-titled debut album “Ora” (2012) debuted at number one and produced two number one singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party).” Her latest hit is her feature on Australian rapper Iggy Azaelia’s “Black Widow,” which reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is now certified platinum in the US and Australia. The singer is also well-loved in the fashion world for her progressive bold style and has done endorsements for brands such as DKNY, Superga, Calvin Klein, Madonna’s “Material Girl Collection,” Rimmel, and most recently Adidas.

    Ora took to Twitter late September to express her enthusiasm for the freshly announced news, “So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!! Let’s have some fun Will, Tom and Ricki!!” The fourth series of the show just began filming its blind auditions in Manchester, and is set to air early next year.

    Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

  • September23rd

    British actress Gemma Chan has appeared in a variety of popular TV shows such as Dr Who (2009) with David Tenant, award-winning The It Crowd (2010), co-starring Chris O’Dowd, and Bafta-winning Sherlock (2010), co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. She also had a lead role in the final series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), co-starring Billie Piper.

    Chan’s film career is equally impressive with roles in Shanghai (2010), co-starring John Cusack and the BAFTA-nominated Exam (2009). She also featured in the critically acclaimed Submarine (2011), co-starring Paddy Considine and The Double (2013), co-starring Jessie Eisenberg.

    This year has being a fantastic year for Chan as she co-starred alongside Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), directed by Kenneth Branagh. Later this year, she will star in London Fields, co-starring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and in the British spy thriller The Game (2014), co-starring Brian Cox.

    Twitter | Instagram

  • September15th

    British-born Olivia Cooke, plays Emma Decody in A&E’s hit TV show Bates Motel, co-starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farimga. Having started out in theatre, Cooke got her break in two BBC miniseries; Blackout (2012), co-starring Christopher Eccleson and The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012), co-starring Tom Ellis.

    Her film debut was horror-film, The Quiet Ones (2014), co-starring Sam Claflin. She also starred in The Signal (2014), co-starring Laurence Fishburne. We will see Cooke staring in another horror film, Ouija, at the end of this year. Although hugely successful as a horror-film heroine, Cooke is expanding her horizons and is currently filming Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, co-starring Connie Britton and based on the original book.

    Twitter

  • August12th

    With the Bachelorette finale behind us and Andi Dorfman happily engaged to Josh Murray, Bachelor and Bachelorette fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will be the next Bachelor for season 19. However, this year we have a little something to tide us over in the meantime. The Bachelor spinoff Bachelor in Paradise is set to premiere next Monday, August 4th, on ABC. And don’t worry Bachelor fans, you will see many familiar faces.jackie-parr-600

    Hosted by none other than The   Chris Harrison, this years spinoff series Bachelor in Paradise puts former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants in a remote, romantic, tropical, paradise—Tulum, Mexico—where they are given another opportunity to find love. In standard Bachelor fashion, contestants receive roses and those who do not are sent home immediately.

    Those who just finished watching Andi Dorfman’s journey to find love on The Bachelorette, will recognize quite a few of the men who end up in Mexico. Dylan Petit, Marcus Grodd, Marquel Martin, Cody Sattler and Tasos Hernandez will all be returning to ABC Monday nights. In addition to many other familiar faces from Juan Pablo’s season, Desiree Harstock’s season, Sean Lowe’s season, and Emily Maynard’s season.

    For the bachelors in paradise, this summer is just heating up!

    Check it out here!