Jennifer Lawrence to Front New Dior Perfume
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Jennifer Lawrence to Front New Dior Perfume

WWD: Jennifer Lawrence will front Dior’s next perfume, due out later this year, WWD has learned.

The American actress was tapped by the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house as a celebrity face and ambassador on the fashion side in 2012, and her first handbag campaign for Dior broke in 2013.

Subsequently, Lawrence has appeared in many ads for the brand, including — on the beauty front — the campaign for Dior Addict Lipstick in 2015. Along with other house ambassadors, the actress also last year appeared in Dior’s charitable initiative, called the Dior Love Chain.

In a statement, the house called the new scent by Dior perfumer-creator François Demachy “an unprecedented fragrance and a powerful universe which mark the beginning of a new era for fragrance at the house of Dior.”

There were no further details available about the upcoming perfume. The last time the brand launched a major fragrance pillar was in 1999, with J’Adore.

Lawrence most recently appeared in the psychological horror movie “Mother!” and spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

In 2016, the actress received her fourth Academy Award nomination and third Golden Globe award for her performance in “Joy,” by David O. Russell. She’d formerly worked with him on “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which Lawrence received the Academy Award for Best Actress.

In 2011, she got her first Oscar, Golden Globe and Sag Award nominations for her role in “Winter’s Bone.” Lawrence played Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” which made her the highest-grossing action heroine ever.

Fox Pushes ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ to 2019
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Fox Pushes ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ to 2019

Deadline – 20th Century Fox is doing some major shuffling of some titles for this year and 2019. The release date for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been going through some speed bumps with its directors, has been pushed up from December 25 to November 2 — the original release date for the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix. Fans of the comic book franchise will have to sit tight as that one will now open on February 14, 2019.

The adaptation of Don Winslow’s The Force was originally scheduled for March 1, 2019. That movie is still in formation, as director James Mangold will first helm the untitled Ford Vs Ferrari period film that has Matt Damon and Christian Bale circling. Mangold will direct The Force, to follow, as the director is working on a rewrite with his Logan co-writer Scott Frank. Fox has dated the Joe Cornish epic medieval adventure The Kid Who Would Be King to the March 1, 2019 slot, moving from February 14, 2019.

Fox also announced that the Roxann Dawson’s faith-based pic Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace will be released on April 12, 2019 alongside the animated feature Spies in Disguise which was originally slated for January 18, 2019.

Finally, fanboys and fangirls will also have to wait a little longer for Fox’s horror-driven adaptation of The New Mutants (whose characters exist in the X-Men comic books). Originally slated for a February 22, 2019 release date, the pic will now debut on August 2, 2019.

Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Present Best Actress Oscar, Replacing Casey Affleck
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Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Present Best Actress Oscar, Replacing Casey Affleck

VARIETY – Breaking with tradition in the midst of an awards season that has come to colloquially become known as “the year of the woman,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped four actresses to present this year’s lead acting awards at the 90th annual Oscars, Variety has learned.

Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will announce the lead actress prize winner Sunday night, while Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren will present lead actor. Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) are considered the frontrunners to win.

Traditionally, the previous year’s acting winners present the same categories for the opposite gender at the Oscars. But in January, it was revealed that last year’s lead actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) had withdrawn as a presenter from this year’s ceremony, reportedly to avoid becoming a distraction due to two sexual harassment lawsuits he previously settled with the producer and cinematographer of his 2010 film “I’m Still Here.”

The Academy did not respond to a request for comment.

The move to enlist women for the lead acting presentations comes in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements that took center stage this awards season, calling attention to sexual misbehavior, gender inequality and power dynamics, among other issues.

On Thursday, it was announced that a moment has been carved out on the show for the Time’s Up organization, which launched a legal defense fund in January for those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. Those efforts have already topped $21 million from 20,000 donors.

Other Oscar presenters this year will include superhero stars Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”) and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), comedian Dave Chappelle, and “Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill, as well as Daniela Vega (“A Fantastic Woman”), the first openly transgender actress to present.

Here is a full list of presenters already announced by the Academy:

Mahershala Ali
Emily Blunt
Chadwick Boseman
Sandra Bullock
Dave Chappelle
Viola Davis
Eugenio Derbez
Laura Dern
Ansel Elgort
Jane Fonda
Jodie Foster
Gal Gadot
Jennifer Garner
Greta Gerwig
Eiza González
Tiffany Haddish
Mark Hamill
Armie Hammer
Tom Holland
Oscar Isaac
Ashley Judd
Nicole Kidman
Matthew McConaughey
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Helen Mirren
Rita Moreno
Kumail Nanjiani
Lupita Nyong’o
Margot Robbie
Gina Rodriguez
Eva Marie Saint
Emma Stone
Wes Studi
Kelly Marie Tran
Christopher Walken
Daniela Vega
Zendaya

Jennifer Lawrence “felt empowered” during ‘Red Sparrow’ filming
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Jennifer Lawrence “felt empowered” during ‘Red Sparrow’ filming

MAXIM – Jennifer Lawrence plays a convincing spy and seductress in Red Sparrow, but it wasn’t an easy role for her to step into.

The liberal amount of nudity called for in the script initially “terrified” Lawrence, whose nude photos were leaked after a cyberattack in 2014.

“I was terrified. I don’t think I have ever been so scared of doing a movie before in my life,” she told Bill Whitaker in a new 60 Minutes interview.

Cool, so I’m really naked getting freezing cold water poured on me.”

When it was all said and done, the Academy Award-winning actress felt that the nude scenes helped her overcome the insecurities spawned by the photo leak.

“I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using in my art,” she told Whitaker.

In a separate interview with Fox News, she elaborated on taking back what was rightfully hers.

I mean it was empowering for me personally … I feel like I didn’t even really realize until I had finished that scene how much fear and insecurity and a complex of being judged had been following me for so many years,” Lawrence said.

I ended up thanking [director Francis Lawrence], which might sound crazy but also we’re talking about a world of deceit and corruption and abuse and abuse to women through the lens of a woman who regains her freedom through losing her intellect and I don’t think there is a better time for this movie than right now.