Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle is set to receive one of the highest honors in film, as the British Film Institute is awarding him their British Film Institute Fellowship next month.
"I am shocked, flattered and delighted to receive the Fellowship on behalf of everyone who has helped me make the films, the successful ones and the not so successful ones, and on behalf of all runts on every litter," Boyle said. (BBC)
The English filmmaker is best known for his work on Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, A Life Less Ordinary, and Slumdog Millionaire. The latter earned eight Oscars in 2009, including Best Picture and Best Director for Boyle. His latest drama, 127 Hours starring James Franco and Amber Tamblyn, will hit theaters November 5th.
In other news:
– Everyone's favorite domestic goddess, the fabulous Nigella Lawson reminds us that she's just like the rest of us — she has issues with her hair and butt and can be quite the klutz. As she preps for the debut of her new cooking show, Nigella Kitchen, the buxom beauty reveals a bit more about herself in an interview with the The Daily Telegraph. She also has some harsh words for this new kind of "food elitism" that’s going on.
"To get local, to get organic and to get in season is obviously good in and of itself. However, there’s a snobbery about it. In the old days rich men built glasshouses so they could have pineapples: it was all about getting things out of season. Only the peasants would have root vegetables and things that were local and seasonal," she says.
– Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle is apparently just too sexy. The Irish-born singer has to re-shoot the video for her forthcoming solo single, "Insatiable." Her sheer mini dress of choice didn't meet the "acceptability standards" set by TV authorities. (The Sun)
– I Love My Bike unveiled their BOND (Built of Notorious Deterrents) bike today, complete with an ejectable seat and a built-in flamethrower. Can you see Sean Connery or Daniel Craig on one of these? Perhaps fellow biker Mark Ronson might want one? (The Daily Mail)
– With his super deluxe Station to Station available worldwide this week, Thin White Duke David Bowie is hailed by the likes of Paul Weller, The Killers' Brandon Flowers, and more in the latest issue of NME.
David Bowie – "Wild Is the Wind"
– Style mavens Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine show us 'what not to do' on live television. Keep your hands to yourselves, ladies. (The Daily Mail)
– RIP: Best-selling novelist and non-fiction author Gilda O’Neill, known for capturing the history of the East End in her published works, has passed away at age 59. (The Guardian)