Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett Construct a Perfect Breakdown

Maggie Lange · 07/25/13 12:33PM

Cate Blanchett is genius at demonstrating a veneer of icy sophistication slowly cracking. You can see glimpses in her eyes, her jittery jaw, her wringing hands, in the birdlike suspension of shaky limbs held akimbo. In Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest film, her character Jasmine is a woman in the midst of a nervous collapse. Her real-estate swindler ex was imprisoned for stealing millions, and as a result, she's been torn from her Park Avenue penthouse. She’s holding on by a Chanel suit string, subsisting solely on Stoli, with a constant blur of mascara smudging her lower eyelid.

Watch Cate Blanchett Elegantly Go Nuts in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

Maggie Lange · 06/07/13 12:10PM

Here's the trailer for Woody Allen's latest commentary on stylish neuroses—Blue Jasmine. Alec Baldwin is some sort of gift-giving swindler and Cate Blanchett is a woman suffering a nervous breakdown in a Chanel suit, using a Stoli bottle as a gavel. Oh and Louis C.K. shows up at the 1:22 mark! Enjoy.

Hanna: The Littlest Assassin

Richard Lawson · 12/21/10 11:45AM

Here's a very exciting trailer for Hanna, director Joe Wright's tale of a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) trained by her father (Eric Bana) to be a cold-hearted assassin. She gets caught by Cate Blanchett and then hell really breaks loose.

Cannes' Opening Night: A Virtual Report

Brian Moylan · 05/12/10 04:35PM

Due to some drama with volcanic ash, we weren't able to make it to Cannes this year. Fortunately, French-speaking fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern had already washed ashore, so we hustled her over to the festival to cover it for us.


cityfile · 12/22/09 10:34AM

Cate Blanchett walking through the slush with sons Dashiell and Roman after a trip to Barnes & Noble ... A bundled-up Catherine Zeta-Jones walking her dog on Central Park West on Sunday ... Jessica Simpson getting out of an SUV yesterday and later shopping in Midtown with her mom ... Maggie Gyllenhaal arriving at the Late Show with Dave Letterman ... Britney Spears leaving Townhouse Spa on West 56th Street on Sunday and catching a flight at JFK yesterday ... Race driver Jeff Gordon talking a walk ... Eva Mendes eating dinner at Locanda Verde on Greenwich Street on Friday evening ... and Ashlee Simpson attending a performance of Shrek the Musical on Friday, and walking around downtown on Sunday.


cityfile · 12/21/09 10:03AM

Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz hanging out in Washington Square Park on Saturday ... Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan kissing in the street in front of Five Points ... Hugh Jackman playing in the snow with his kids as Cate Blanchett's sons played nearby ... Rachel McAdams walking with Jude Law's assistant, Ben Jackson ... Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick walking home from a play ... Ed Westwick shopping at Armani Exchange ... Sienna Miller walking downtown ... Catherine Zeta-Jones leaving the Walter Kerr Theater on West 48th Street ... Howard Stern and wife Beth Ostrosky watching a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden ... Amanda Seyfried walking her dog in the meatpacking district ... Britney Spears and boyfriend Jason Trawick arriving at JFK ... and Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Lance Bass taking a stroll in the meatpacking district.


cityfile · 12/09/09 10:13AM

Lady Gaga leaving Nobu last night after having dinner ... Cate Blanchett crossing the street in NoHo ... Sienna Miller leaving Jude Law's apartment with Jonny Lee Miller ... Kim Kardashian arriving at JFK, and later leaving the Wendy Williams Show ... Jason Bateman and Beth Ditto arriving at MTV in Times Square ... Taylor Lautner getting off a flight at JFK ... Taylor Swift walking in Midtown with a couple of bodyguards ... Rihanna arriving at JFK to catch a flight ... Taylor Momsen walking to the set of Gossip Girl ... and Rachel Uchitel going into an Equinox gym and later walking downtown with a friend.


cityfile · 12/07/09 10:01AM

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley arriving at the SNL after-party at Abe & Arthur's ... Whitney Port showing up at the same party a little while later ... Karolina Kurkova walking downtown with her husband and baby ... Sienna Miller standing outside Jude Law's apartment ... Jessica Simpson getting out of an SUV in front of her hotel ... Matthew Broderick walking son James to school in the West Village ... Cate Blanchett putting packages inside an SUV outside her apartment building ... Isabella Rossellini crossing Central Park West ... Emily Blunt shooting scenes for The Adjustment Bureau ... Jude Law leaving his apartment ... and Andrea Bocelli leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.


cityfile · 12/03/09 10:12AM

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett walking in Soho with their son Archie ... Jude Law getting in a car outside his apartment in the Village ... Jessica Simpson walking in Midtown ... Hugh Jackman carrying daughter Ava home from school ... Catherine Zeta-Jones leaving her apartment building with her dog ... Christy Turlington taking daughter Grace home from school ... Cate Blanchett pushing her son in a stroller ... Meg Ryan walking in the Village ... Taylor Momsen filming scenes for Gossip Girl ... Naomi Watts walking into Whole Foods with son Alexander ... Adam Brody and Dianna Agron taking a coffee break on the set of their new movie on Long Island ... Lo Bosworth leaving her hotel ... and Matthew Broderick walking son James to school.


cityfile · 12/02/09 10:32AM

Whitney Port walking home after paying a visit to a salon in the West Village ... Lindsay Lohan catching a flight at JFK ... Morgan Freeman leaving his hotel ... Naomi Watts walking with her mom in SoHo ... Matt Damon filming scenes for The Adjustment Bureau in Madison Square Park ... Jessica Simpson leaving the Ritz-Carlton in Midtown ... Jessica Szohr walking to the set of Gossip Girl on the Upper West Side ... Audrina Patridge crossing the street ... Josh Duhamel jogging ... Michael Buble leaving ABC after an appearance on Regis & Kelly ... Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz leaving the Ambassador Theatre on West 49th Street ... and Cate Blanchett walking with her sons.


cityfile · 12/01/09 10:30AM

Cate Blanchett helping her kids into a cab after a shopping trip to Babies 'R Us ... Miranda Kerr leaving a doctor's office, and later shopping in Chelsea with her dog in tow ... Kate Winslet walking with a friend in the West Village ... Steve Martin riding a bike in Central Park ... Elijah Wood and Dianna Agron playing tennis on the set of The Romantics on Long Island ... Tim Robbins playing roller hockey in the West Village ... Danica Patrick leaving Fox News in Midtown ... Jessica Simpson going to see Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre ... Taylor Momsen arriving at MTV's Times Square studios ... Don Imus leaving WABC ... and Catherine Zeta-Jones walking into her apartment building on Central Park West.


cityfile · 11/30/09 10:17AM

Catherine Zeta-Jones leaving her apartment to walk the dog ... Michael Douglas walking with kids Carys and Dylan ... Alec Baldwin chatting with Mary Louise Parker in Central Park ... Mickey Rourke buying a puppy with his girlfriend at a pet shop in the West Village ... The City's Freddie Fackelmeyer shopping at Kmart on Sunday with his girlfriend ... Donald Trump arriving on the set of Wall Street 2 ... Jude Law leaving his apartment in the Village ... Cate Blanchett walking with her kids ... Will Ferrell leaving Chelsea Market with his family ... Josh Duhamel taking a break from filming his new movie to play football ... and Russell Crowe leaving Club Macanudo on East 63rd Street.

Madonna's Mideast Adventure, Chaos on the SATC Set

cityfile · 09/03/09 06:08AM

• Madonna's trip to Israel is over. And it sounds like it was quite the party. Her entourage occupied a total of 11 suites and 25 hotel rooms; she brought her Italian chef with her as well as all her own exercise equipment aboard her private jet; and she received the sort of reception typically reserved for visiting presidents. Fun! [NYP]
• Michael Jackson's burial is finally scheduled to take placed today in Glendale, Calif. [MSNBC]
• DJ AM's burial took place in LA yesterday. Travis Barker, Scott Caan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and members of Crazy Town turned up for the small service. In related news, although Goldstein didn't leave a will, he left behind about $1 million in assets. [Us, TMZ, People]
• The filming of the Sex and the City sequel has been getting a little chaotic, since fans have been turning up in droves at the locations. Fortunately, Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth remain unarmed. And extra security has supposedly been hired. [NYDN]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 05/14/09 06:38AM

Writer/director Sofia Coppola is 38 today. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 25. David Byrne turns 57. Cate Blanchett is turning 40. George Lucas is officially a senior citizen: He's turning 65. Actress Amber Tamblyn is turning 26. Director Robert Zemeckis is 57. Actor Tim Roth is 48. ESPN's Suzy Kolber turns 45. Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is turning 47. And Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is hardly a kid anymore: He turns 40 today.