The ‘Blind Side’ actress has been selected to be admitted into the 2012 Warren Easton Hall of Fame, for her charitable donations to Warren Eason Charter High School, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Sandra has been involved in charitable projects with the educational establishment since the natural disaster and this year is donating $25,000 in scholarships, according to Fox8live.com.
The 20th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 18th in Easton’s auditorium.
Sandra is well known for her philanthropy. Last year she donated $1 million on behalf of her family to the American Red Cross’ Japan relief effort after the country was hit by an earthquake. She also gave $1 million to Doctors Without Borders to assist with helping Haiti following an earthquake in 2010.
The expectations are sky-high for Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity, the director’s first film since 2006?s Children of Men. In fact, between the A-list cast (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney), its intriguing sci-fi premise, its ambitious long shots, and gushing praise from colleagues like Guillermo del Toro, we have plenty of reason to believe the film could be his most brilliant yet. On the other hand, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve been dead wrong about a movie this early on.
This week in Pasadena, Gravity had its first test screening, and while the cut was apparently very rough, audiences saw enough to form some strong opinions about it. From here, it sounds like it could be this year’s Tree of Life — gorgeous, innovative, worthy of acclaim, and perhaps a little divisive. Hit the jump to see some reactions.
Our Germain Lussier didn’t actually attend the viewing, but he’s heard some others talking about it:
VERY unfinished but heard it’s visually ambitious, interesting but not world-changing.
The Film Stage‘s Jordan Raup, wasn’t present either, but the reactions he heard were more wholeheartedly positive:
Despite rough FX, hear good things about last night’s Gravity screening. “Masterpiece, phenomenal, visually amazing.” We’ll see in 200 days.
I have added – finally! – screen captures of 2002 movie “Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood”. Check it:
I have added screen captures of the emotional and beautiful movie “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, which is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray next March 27 (be sure to pre-order your copy). As far as I love all Sandy’s funny movies, her most dramatical ones are really close to my heart. I didn’t knew this book, and the movie was really touching – with amazing performances (I’m completely in love with Thomas Horn!). Be sure to watch it, if you didn’t yet.
Sandra Bullock and moviemaker Brett Ratner have released a joint statement dismissing rumors of a romance.
The odd couple has been linked in a new In Touch magazine cover article, but Bullock and Ratner insist the report, which suggests the pair was spotted kissing and cuddling at an Oscars party, is all wrong.
“We think that it’s incredibly sad that in these times, this magazine would resort to complete fabrication, solely for financial gain. There is not a shred of accuracy in their story. We have not seen nor spoken to each for over a decade. We both had a great time after the Oscars, just not with each other.”
Sandy attended last Sunday the 84th Annual Academy Awards and I have (late) added the first batch of pictures to the gallery. Gorgeous diva, she looked amazing donning black and white silk gown with gold detailing and draped cowl back by Marchesa. She accessorized the gown with a pair of luxury earrings and statement rings.
Sandy has presented the award for Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, using her speech to showcase her own linguistic skills.
“The Academy is trying something new year … Because there are over in 1.2bn people in China , they have asked me to briefly speak about this category in Mandarin Chinese.
“One quick note, as my mother spoke German to us as we were growing up, my Chinese has a very slight German accent.”
She then launched into a speech – in German. The award for foreign language film went to the Iranian film A Separation.
Check back later for more pictures. A huge thanks to Claudia from Divine Cotillard for some of this pictures.