Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s outfits in ‘Blonde’
SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS STORY ONLY. NO RE-SALE. NO ARCHIVE. NETFLIX1. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20222. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"And we couldn't obviously access the same fabrics, but it was really important to uphold the quality of construction to those original dresses. So they felt… they didn't feel like a cheap simulation or they didn't feel like a costume. It was really important that they felt like the real thing."NETFLIX3. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20224. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"It's quite hard to find existing things. Vintage clothing is, you know, it's going away, it's out, it's literally evaporating from this planet. You know, as we know in our personal garments, things only lasts so long."NETFLIX5. Trailer clip - "Blonde" NETFLIX / ASSOCIATED PRESS++STILL IMAGE++6. This combination of photos shows Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in a scene from "Blonde," left, and Marilyn Monroe posing on a subway grate while filming "The Seven Year Itch" in New York on Sept. 9, 1954. (Netflix via AP, left, AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20227. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"And you really can luxuriate in the quality of the dress and the production of the dress. And I have this whole back story as the dress is slowly moving across the screen of how it was made. And it was so hard and we had a lot of failures. I think we went through about 50 yards of fabric because the pleating plating wasn't right. It looked great, but it wasn't. The molds were not designed correctly for the pleating. And so there was a lot of research and development and waste, you know, going into that. And it was so satisfying to kind of luxuriate on that"NETFLIX7. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected](ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
Introducing Janus words: These puzzling words are their own opposites
Contranyms, or Janus words, are words with two opposite meanings, depending on the context in which they're used. Also known as antagonyms or auto-antonyms, these interesting words, of which there are at least more than a hundred, are nicknamed "Janus words" after the two-faced Roman god Janus, who was, among other things, the patron deity of transition and duality. Just like Janus, these words represent the beautiful duality and fluidity of language, where simple words can be used to express such a variety of ideas depending on their usage. Not only can knowing about contranyms help you with your vocabulary and word usage, it can also be a fun mind game figuring out all the different ways you can use everyday words. Curious? Read on to learn about some of the coolest contranyms in the English language.
Celebrity couples who don't live together
We've seen it time and again: celebrities date for a while, tie the knot, and move in together, as most couples do. But this is not the case for every couple, some celebrities included! In many cases, romantic partners live separately for practical reasons or because they appreciate their personal space, but for Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, it's reportedly the result of marital issues. The power couple tied the knot in 2009 and have two children together, appearing to have the perfect life and relationship up until now. On September 15, sources told CNN that the pair were living separately amid rumors that they had hit a rough patch in their marriage. In an interview with ELLE published on September 13, Bündchen spoke openly about her concerns over Brady's decision to come out of retirement and return to the NFL earlier in the year. "This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present. I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again," she revealed. In the same week, Brady told his 'Let's Go!' podcast co-host that he was reassessing his priorities, and hinted that he was coming to the end of his football career. He lamented that he hadn't been able to celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving in 23 years and constantly missed birthdays, weddings, and funerals. “I think there comes a point in your life where you say: ‘You know what? I’ve had my fill and it’s enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life.’” Fingers crossed the couple will soon find themselves reunited and back on the same page. Many other famous couples featured in this gallery have chosen not to live under the same roof, or have arrangements in place so they can spend some time apart for their own reasons. Maybe distance really does make the heart grow fonder? Click through and get to know the celebrity couples who live apart, together.