Topic: Les Miserables

Les Misérables: French Revolutions, In Order

Les Misérables: French Revolutions, In Order

If you’re anything like me, all this talk about the Les Mis movie, with its glancing attentions to the Paris Uprising of 1832, has reignited your long-dormant interest in French military history (I assume you’re already all talked out on Anne Hathaway’s weight loss and Russell Crowe’s singing voice). Between 1789 and 1905 the French tried to have a revolution at least once a year, to keep things fresh. Here are a few of the best ones. More »

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Is The Prettiest Human Alive In Vanity Fair

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Is The Prettiest Human Alive In Vanity Fair

The December issue of Vanity Fair features a gorgeous editorial in which Amanda Seyfried frolics around in some rather un-wintry locations while wearing a jillion dollars worth of couture. Works for me! I don’t know if it’s her sparkling personality, acting talent, or alignment with normative standards of beauty, but she appears to be in the running for prettiest human in the world in these photographs. The accompanying profile doesn’t tell us much we don’t know about her, but it does compare her to a kitten, milk chocolate (?) and a blade of grass, so…meh. She does talk about her she and Hugh Jackman came up with some sexy alternate plot lines for Les Mis though. If I ever interview Amanda Seyfried, I will do my due diligence by asking her to go into more detail about those. More »

Gallery: Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried And The Rest Of The Les Miserables Cast Appear As Their Characters In Vogue

Gallery: Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried And The Rest Of The Les Miserables Cast Appear As Their Characters In Vogue

Do you enjoy musicals, period garb, and seeing how much skinnier an already-thin starlet can get if she eats only oatmeal paste squares? Then you’ll love the December issue of Vogue, which features some gorgeous pictures Annie Leibovitz shot on set of the hotly anticipated Les Miserables movie. Lookin’ good, guys! And, as this is a musical about history, it’s bound to be educational as well as fun to watch. For instance, did you know that 19th century French peasants were all really ridiculously good looking? The more you know. More »