GEORGE CLOONY'S MONUMENTS MENLATEST CONTENDER TO EXIT2013 AWARDS RACE
The news surprised the industry, especially since Sony Entertainment has been so high on the film with two theatrical trailers all ready to go. Moreover, the studio had already hired an awards consultant for the film, anticipating it to be a major awards contender.
Monument Men, which is based on the book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter, tells the true story of a motley crew of historians
and art dealers who were sent behind enemy lines to rescue stolen art from the Nazis. Clooney, who also co-wrote the film with Grant Heslov, leads an ensemble which includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Jean Dujardin.
According to Clooney, the film won't be ready to make its original December 18th release date. With a cast like that, we'll be watching for it. BEN & JERRY'S LAUNCHESANCHORMAN 2-THEMED ICE CREAM
In honor of the soon-to-be-released Anchorman 2: The Legend
Continues, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has created a dessert inspired by Will Ferrell's anchorman character's favorite drink-of-choice.
The limited edition Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch
contains no alcohol. Instead, it mixes delightful substitutes of
butterscotch ice cream and dollops of butterscotch swirl ribbons.
The Anchorman sequel bows on December 20th but the Ben & Jerry's treat will be available in the next few weeks. YUM! TITANIC INSTRUMENT AUCTIONS FOROVER $1.7 MILLION
While the fabled ship went down in the North Atlantic in 1921,
musician Wallace Hartley continued to play the instrument which was sold at auction in Britain for $1.78 million. Much above its anticipated estimate.
According to the British auction house of Henry Aldridge & Son, the specialists in Titanic-related memorabilia who sold it, the violin was played by second-class passenger Wallace Hartley with his ensemble as the ship sank. It was discovered in 2006 in the attic of a home in Northern England.
The auction also featured Hartley's travel bag where the violin was found along with the musician's sheet music and the ship's original insurance document.
Extensive tests were conducted on the instrument by Henry Aldridge & Son to determine its authenticity. They found it was an engagement gift from Hartley's fiancÚ who became his wife, and is believed to be of German origin, created around 1880. Bravo to your bravery, Wallace Hartley! BREGUET WATCH COMPANY MOUNTSSHOW OF HISTORICAL TIMEPIECES
The luxury watch line dates back to 1775 and counts Louis XVi, his wife Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and Tsar Alexander among its clients. Today's roster is equally impressive, among them celebrities, stars and all those who can afford the modest entry price of $18,000 for a truly rock'n wristwatch.
The show, entitled Breguet: The Innovator and Inventor of the Tourbillion will be on display at Breguet boutiques in Chicago and New York this Winter. It provides a close-up view of
of the original watchmaker Breguet's work. One of his many achievements was creating what is believed to be the first wristwatch ever made. The watch was made for the Queen of Naples in 1812.
Another queen, Marie Antoinette, never got a chance to wear a watch specially designed for her by Breguet. Before it was completed, she died on the guillotine. Her watch was stolen from a Jerusalem museum in 1983. But was eventually recovered in 2007 after the thief's wife found the treasure hidden among her late husband's possessions.
The show also includes the Breguet-created first tourbillion watch with a unique mechanism that counteracts the effects of gravity on timekeeping. On view in the collection as well are the 1812 Tourbillion repeater chronometer, antique tourbillion movements and a rare tourbillion pocket watch. And in the modern vein, the introduction of an ultra-contemporary, ultra-thin tourbillion.
If you happen to be in one of the Breguet tour cities this Winter, the show is definitely worth your time