Vogue models must now be 16 or older
NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- The editors of the 19 international editions of Vogue have agreed to stop using models younger than 16, the magazine's New York publisher said.
Starting with next month's editions, models who
appear to have eating disorders also will no longer be featured in the fashion bible's layouts.
"Vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers," The New York Times reported Conde Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse said Thursday.
The Times said the announcement came after fashion magazines have been criticized for years for promoting unrealistic standards of beauty, a practice made even more common with the widespread use of digital retouching.
'21' sells more copies than 'Thriller' in U.K.
LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- Adele's 2011 album "21" has sold more copies than Michael Jackson's iconic 1982 record "Thriller" in the United Kingdom, the Official Charts Company reported.
"21" has now sold 4,274,300 copies in the United Kingdom -- 500 more than "Thriller," NME.com said.
The Top 10 best-selling albums of all time in the U.K are "Queen's "Greatest Hits" at No. 1, The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at No. 2, ABBA's "Gold" at No. 3, Oasis' "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" at No. 4, Adele's "21" at No. 5, Jackson's 'Thriller' at No. 6, Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" at No. 7, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon" at No. 8, Jackson's "Bad" at No. 9 and Queen's "Greatest Hits II."
'Neighborhood Watch' film gets name change
LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox says it changed the title of its "Neighborhood Watch" comedy to avoid confusion with the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
Martin, 17, was fatally shot by a 28-year-old neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in February. Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense after Martin attacked him, was arrested last month and charged with second-degree murder.
Fox's comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, is to open July 27. The movie studio announced its title had been changed from "Neighborhood Watch" to "The Watch" Friday.
"As the subject matter of this alien-invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might," Fox said in a statement issued to E! News.
'The Evil Dead' remake starts shooting
LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun on the remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film "The Evil Dead" in Auckland, New Zealand, the movie's producers said Friday.
Shooting is to wrap in early July and the film is expected to hit theaters next year.
Ghost House Pictures is producing the remake, which was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Directed by Alvarez, it stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.
The original film was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Bruce Campbell. Raimi and Campbell are serving as producers on the new film.
"This cast of burgeoning talent share the same spirit we had when creating the original," producer Rob Tapert said in a statement. "The desire to deliver an unexpected and outrageously scary movie experience for the audience."
"Five 20-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a 'Book of the Dead' and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival," a synopsis said.
Raimi, who is serving as a producer on the remake, called Alvarez "a brilliant artist."
"As a director, he understands what makes a story work and how to put the pieces together," Raimi said. "I'm really excited to see this story, that I care deeply about, retold by such a fine storyteller."