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'Snow White and the Huntsman' trailer: five awesome moments

Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman"

"Snow White and the Huntsman" dropped a few more apples Monday morning, after its leads Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron appeared at WonderCon over the weekend.

In a blissfully extended five-minute trailer, a lot of light (and dark) is shed on the motives of evil queen Charlize and the righteous Snow Stewart, plus some seriously burly moments from "Thor" himself, Chris Hemsworth.

The Ministry's five awesome moments from the "Snow White and the Huntsman" extended trailer (watch it at Xfinity TV) are:

London calling: We heard rumblings that Stewart's character speaks in a proper English accent, now confirmed. She's doing herself pretty proud (and let's face it, all that, um, time with "Twilight" costar Robert Pattinson must have helped in developing her dialect).

The dwarves: While the competing Snow White film "Mirror, Mirror" features a zany pack of dwarves sprinting and doing their Disney-esque shtick, the band of men we meet in this "Hunstman" are serious in an exciting way. Part of a kingdom disenfranchised by the queen, they recognize Stewart as salvation and help Hemsworth lead her into battle. And speaking of ...

Chris Hemsworth, you guys: He's just all kinds of yes in this, and before you get on us for the beefcake thing -- there's nary a shirt off or chainmail vest on bare skin. He's all man power, and some of the action sequences look up to snuff with hard-core Hemsworth projects such as "The Avengers." 

Beauty is only as deep as Charlize will cut you: Seriously, Theron isn't anyone to mess with. Earlier glimpses of her matriarch Ravenna showed a gold-clad, aging pageant queen with a penchant for murder. She's so much more: delusional, psychotic, maniacal, impulsive and a total rage case. Plus a chilling laugh.

This quote: "I will give this wretched world the queen it deserves," Theron slithers in an updated theatrical trailer (below). Yes, Charlize. Yes, you will.

Below is the newest, 2 3/4-minute theatrical trailer:

 

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Photo: Snow White, played by Kristen Stewart, braves the Dark Forest in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Credit: Universal Pictures

 


Charlize Theron praises Michael Fassbender's penis

Charlize Theron is a fan of Michael Fassbender. A big one.
Charlize Theron has had her share of impressive costars in her illustrious career, and Michael Fassbender can proudly add his anatomy to that list.

The actress and new mom announced on Saturday at the Human Rights Campaign gala that she's always up for working with the actor and his renowned member

"Your penis was a revelation," she said accepting the Ally For Equality award from the organization, "I'm available to work with it any time." 

Michael Fassbender raises a glass at the HRC galaTheron and Fassbender costar in June's sci-fi epic "Prometheus," but she's referring to his revealing role in "Shame," last year's sex addiction drama that featured rather fearless frontal nudity from the Irish star.

"I have to say that I was truly impressed that you chose to play it big," she joked further, "most other actors would have gone small, trust me. I know because I've worked with them."  

That's another stellar endorsement for Fassbender's package, which got previous accolades from George Clooney. But back to Theron's award.

Charlize turned up to downtown L.A.'s JW Marriot for the occasion, hosted by Chelsea Handler with appearances from Joe Manganiello and TV pundit Chris Matthews.

She touched on the fight for equality and its personal meaning (during her relationship with actor Stuart Townsend she said she wouldn't marry until it was an equal right), saying, "it's about something greater. It's about acceptance" and "I will always be your cheerleader, and I will always be your friend."

And the friendly vibe permeated the room. Fassbender brought a glass of cheer to the podium when he spoke, toasting the night and Theron followed suit. Here's to Theron and Fassbender's respective achievements.  

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Photos: Charlize Theron makes a toast during the Human Rights Campaign's annual gala at the JW Marriott on Saturday. Right, Michael Fassbender does the same. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images.



Charlize Theron talks motherhood, Kristen Stewart with Seacrest

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has long been a fashion plate, but her favorite look these days? Swaddling clothes for the new baby.

The Oscar winner called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show Friday morning to discuss the whirlwind week she's had thanks to the announcement of her adopting a 4-month-old little guy named Jackson.

"It’s been amazing, the amount of emails and congratulations," she said. "Everyone’s just been so lovely, so it’s been really nice." 

This is the first child for single Theron, who has several films slated for premiere in the coming months. In addition to acting, she's got a charitable foundation helping African youth avoid HIV/AIDS and is the face of Dior fragrance J'Adore.

"I didn’t think I would be a fan of the swaddling, but the swaddling is pretty amazing. It looks a bit like a straitjacket ... but for some reason they just love it," she said of the practice in which an infant is  wrapped tightly in a blanket. Some say the practice helps babies fall asleep -- and stay that way.

While she's a nurturing mom at home, come May we'll see Charlize as the Evil Queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman." For her thoughts on working with "Twilight Saga" star Kristen Stewart, check out her full Seacrest interview, below.

 

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Photo: Charlize Theron in December, making press rounds for her Golden Globe-nominated turn in "Young Adult." Credit: Carlo Allegri / Associated Press



Charlize Theron steps out — a new mom! — to honor stylist

Charlize Theron steps out after announcing adoption

That was quick: Fresh off the announcement of her adoption, actress Charlize Theron stepped out on Wednesday to honor her stylist. And though she didn't deliver her little guy Jackson, she was certainly sporting a maternal glow.

Celebrating her stylist Leslie Fremar, Theron joined other well-heeled actresses at the members-only Soho House in West Hollywood, where the Hollywood Reporter toasted the people responsible for red carpet looks.

Theron was joined by Katie Holmes, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve and "Bridesmaids" gal Ellie Kemper for a luncheon toasting stylemakers including Fremar, Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi (Jennifer Lopez), Elizabeth Stewart and Jen Rade (Angelina Jolie and her leg).

Details are few on Charlize's happy news, but her rep said the star is "very proud" to welcome the addition home. 

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Photo: Charlize Theron, left, with stylist Leslie Fremar at Soho House. Credit: Jeff Vespa / Getty Images



Charlize Theron: 'proud mom' to adopted baby boy Jackson

Charlize Theron has adopted a baby

Charlize Theron has a big new role — mom to a baby boy!

The Oscar winner announced she's adopted a boy named Jackson, making it the first child for the single "Young Adult" star.

"She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy," her rep said in a statement. 

No additional details are available about Charlize's little bundle, but she'll be one busy mama in the coming months. Theron will premiere "Snow White and the Huntsman," costarring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, in London in May.

In June, the sci-fi epic "Prometheus" with Michael Fassbender will hit theaters. Congrats to mom and baby!  

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Photo: Charlize Theron arrives for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 15. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

 


Golden Globes: Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton toast performances

Tilda Swinton

In the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont -- where the routine performances are those of service, fame and occasionally CPR -- W magazine toasted its Best Performances issue just ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes telecast.

With the luminous faces of Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt (the issue's cover stars) adorning the walls, crowds of movie stars, directors and executives floated over Sunset Boulevard mingling with each other and editor in chief Stefano Tonchi.

Theron rocked a lacy black dress and chatted up her "Snow White and the Huntsman" costar Chris Hemsworth -- who sported his "Avengers" platinum blond hair beside wife Elsa Pataky. 

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Tilda Swinton, rather stunning in a tapered white suit, greeted Tom Cruise, Viola Davis, Patrick Stewart and Jared Leto while monitors played clips of 2011's busiest thespians, including Carey Mulligan.

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr roamed hand-in-hand, Bloom stopping to embrace "Elizabethtown" costar Kirsten Dunst and English breakout actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Jessica Biel, rumored to be engaged to Justin Timberlake, showed with an empty ring finger but a stunning floor-length sequin gown. She stuck close to a female pal and shared some laughs and a few glasses of Dom Perignon with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the design duo behind label Rodarte. 

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Photo:  Tilda Swinton arrives at the Chateau Marmont on Friday. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images


Five A-list moments from Palm Springs: Clooney, Pitt and more

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Why do we love the Palm Springs International Film Festival?  Think of it as famous fish in a barrel — among them Brad Pitt, George Clooney and more.

Far from the luxury enclaves of Los Angeles, some of the brightest stars come together for the annual awards gala and cozy after-party in the desert oasis. Here are our five A-list moments from Saturday's opening fete:

George Clooney meets the French, well, George Clooney: In keeping with our affinity for handsome males, Jean Dujardin caught our eye (and that of the critical mass) for his turn in the well-received "The Artist." The French actor may be a new face for for the U.S. but is quite often referred to as "the George Clooney of France." So what happened when the domestic met the foreign?

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"They met near the talent valet," an onlooker told the Ministry. "They shook hands and complimented one another." In a much more thrilling introduction, Dujardin's "Arist" costar Bérénice Bejo got a kiss from Clooney.

"George gave a kiss to Bérénice, and she lit up! She joked that though she's madly in love with Michel [Hazanavicius, director of "The Artist"], that made it the best night of her life," the witness said.

The potty mouths: The pageantry of these galas can test anyone's boundaries for the appropriate. Thankfully, the Vanguard award winners at PSIFF were the gang from "Young Adult" — far from a warm and cuddly film, the filmmakers gave the night some edge.

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2011 Gotham Awards: Charlize Theron feels the actress love

Charlize Theron with Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman

IFP's Gotham Independent Films Awards went off Monday in Manhattan with nary a "Dark Knight" rising -- though the event counted one evil queen in Charlize Theron.

The South African blond was on hand to accept a career achievement award on a night that saw honors for Brad Pitt's "Tree of Life," "Beginners" and actress Felicity Jones.

The once-bullied Theron looked chic in a black-and-white frock, flanked by her "Young Adult" director Jason Reitman, costar Patton Oswalt and gorgeous mom Gerda. Though the award was for Charlize exclusively, backstage she opened up about supporting other actresses.

Photos: Stars attend the 2011 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

Theron admitted that she was busy filming "Snow White and the Huntsman," but said she needed to catch up on some award-season films featuring her female peers.

"Of course, this idea that we're not supportive of each other is just total [bull]," she told THR. 

Departing the Euphoria Calvin Klein lounge, Theron headed back to her table where she enjoyed her whole meal (including the bread and fondue, a Ministry onlooker said) and mingling with the likes of Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Judy Greer and hostess Edie Falco.

While "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star Lizzie Olsen lost the breakout award to Jones for "Like Crazy," she said she was grateful to be invited. And though she's more than made her mark with performances this year, some folks still mistake her for sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley.

"I'm 50/50," she admitted to some admirers, saying she had physical traits of both her siblings.

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Photo: Patton Oswalt, left, Charlize Theron and director Jason Reitman at the IFP's 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City on Monday. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images



Charlize Theron was bullied by mean girls in school, she says

Charlize Theron says she was bullied

Charlize Theron, who plays one powerful mean queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman," says she was bullied by a pack of mean girls in school.

Theron, currently working the awards circuit for an acclaimed performance in Jason Riteman's "Young Adult," opened up about her days being teased -- days that saw a much less glamorous Charlize walking the halls.

"I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]," Theron said in New York, where "Adult" was recently screened with Dior. "I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes."

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"I actually got a lot of the mean-girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school," she said. "But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff."

Considering the Oscar-winning glamazon we've grown accustomed to, we'd say she's more than immune. "Adult" casts Theron as a boozy, vicious writer of teen fiction who returns to her hometown to steal back her high school boyfriend.

At least she's got some character background.

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Photo: Charlize Theron arrives at "REACH: 24 Portraits" by Randall Slavin, benefitting her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, in L.A. on Oct. 12. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images



Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron face off in 'Snow White' [Video]

Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman

Forget Dopey and Grumpy: Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron aren't messing around in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Thursday saw the release of a teaser trailer for the dark retelling of the fairy tale, starring Stewart, Oscar-winner Theron and the able-bodied Chris Hemsworth. And from the looks of it, the "Twilight" star has a serious nemesis in Theron.

She's not a garden-variety villain, this queen, whom Theron has likened to a serial killer. The queen has some, shall we say, issues about the fairest of them all, and really isn't having any of Stewart's milky skin and flowing hair.

Cut to the hired gun played by Hemsworth, who is tapped to track down Stewart's forest-wandering character and deliver her back to Theron's queen, so she can just cut out KStew's heart and call it a day. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans. 

Check out the trailer below, and share your thoughts on the update in comments.

  

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Photo: Kristen Stewart suits up for "Snow White and the Huntsman." Credit: Universal 



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