Amber Heard as Nicola Six in London Fields (thanks to fyeahtheojames.com for the pictures).
Young Hollywood is a splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank and comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, ‘American Beauty’. Swanson Frank photographed sixty of the hottest up-and-coming women in the entertainment industry today—actresses, directors, stylists, and more, from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss to Mickey Sumner and Amber Heard—drawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts in the women’s voices, and a foreword by Michael Kors, this beautiful volume captures the essence of what it means to be a starlet in modern-day Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Philanthropy Issue: James Franco is donating the proceeds from the three small films he’s currently co-producing — Memoria, Killing Animals and Yosemite, all based on his short stories about his experiences growing up in Palo Alto, Calif. — to critically ill children through ‘The Art of Elysium’. The charity helps some 40,000 sick youth every year with art, music and film workshops held by volunteers in hospitals all over Los Angeles and New York City.
Elysium, which turns 17 this August, has a long track record of working with stars. Sting, Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus, Billy Idol, Mark Wahlberg and Amber Heard (Franco’s co-star in the upcoming ‘The Adderall Diaries’) also have contributed to the organization.
In fact, this year Heard will receive the Spirit of Elysium Award for her frequent volunteering and other good works (past winners include Eva Mendes, David Arquette, Dunst and Franco). “When I first moved to L.A., I was looking for a way to help,” says Heard, 28. “But since I didn’t have any money, my time was all I could offer.” These days, Heard contributes more than time: She purchased music equipment and costumes for Elysium’s numerous children’s programs.