I hate to bring a darkness to Christmas Eve, in whatever sense, but I’ve got some bad news: Earth’s favourite neo-Victorian goth couple, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton, have split after 13 long years together. WHY, GOD, WHY? Sure, there were cheating rumours a little over a year ago, but we all thought they got past that. APPARENTLY NOT.
The couple “separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children,” Carter’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time.”
Huh. Once again, it’s one of those “they’re still totally great friends!!!” statements that really grind my gears – but who knows, maybe they are BFFs and life is great. I doubt it, but whatever. Sad situation but hopefully they’re keeping it cordial for the kids.
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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have been together since 2001. They have two kids together, they live in adjoining houses in London and they apparently don’t give much of a shit about cheating reports that hit the press every once in a while. This past week, it was claimed that Burton was photographed kissing some unnamed blonde woman outside a movie theatre in Hampstead last month.
Here’s what HB(i)C’s rep had to say to The Daily Express about that one:
“This is absolute nonsense. The pictures were taken whilst they were out and the large group includes family, friends and work colleagues.”
Word, that’s probably the case. Also, LOL to these two being the subject of reports like this right now. You literally never hear anything about their lives/relationships and I think they like it that way.
I mean, I suppose this could be true, but I just don’t buy it, for whatever reason. What do you think?
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And by “crazy for Marc Jacobs,” I mean that she likes him, or at least I’m assuming she does because she obviously agreed to be in one of his ad campaigns, but I also mean that she looks for real crazy in these pictures. To me, these pictures look less like a fashion advertisement and more like a serial killer’s scrapbook. But maybe I don’t totally get fashion.
Either way, Helena Bonham Carter, right? I love this crazy bitch!
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Deathly Hallows is so, so close, you guys. In a week’s time, you can mosey on down to your local movie theatre, crowd in to a dark room with a number of other nerds, and have such a magical experience. You can laugh during the Seven Potters bit, you can cry during, well, nearly every other part, and you can curse the world when the movie ends halfway through the story. Wondrous times are sure to be had by all.
The world premiere of the movie happened yesterday in London, and the cast celebrated this glorious occasion by being beautiful. Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint look fresh to death in their suits, and I can’t get over how amazing Emma Watson looks, even though it really shouldn’t be a shock at this point. If you check out the gallery, you can see Helena Bonham Carter looking like her crazy self, Ralph Fiennes showing remnants of Lord Voldemort and therefore making me feel a little weird for finding him attractive, more shots of Emma looking fierce as hell, and J.K. Rowling herself. You can also play a little game called Spot The Inappropriately Placed Death Eater!
The movie isn’t scheduled for release until March of 2010, but the first stills released of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland look absolutely amazing. I’m convinced that Burton must be slightly insane in that way that geniuses usually are.
Johnny Depp plays The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter is Queen of Hearts and the Snow Queen role is played by Anne Hathaway. No picture has been released of Alice yet, but Australian actress Mia Wasikowska (best known for her role on HBO’s In Treatment) stars in the film.
If you click on this link to USA Today, it will take you to a really cool interactive site where you can scroll around a couple of the movie scenes.
Here’s a snapshot of helmetless Helena Bonham Carter tooling around London with her son, Billy Ray, and a friend. I’d like to take a crack at this one. How about “Note to person who told me I look like Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Eff Off.’”
I’ve always thought that Helena Bonham Carter is one of the most beautiful women in showbusiness. She has a sultry sexiness that most women can’t pull off. But she is also really adept at making herself look ridiculous and unattractive.
Here, Carter accepts the Best Actress award for Sweeney Todd during the Jameson Empire Awards while wearing a spidernest hat–most likely given to her by husband Tim Burton– that has hatched tiny babies who’ve crawled down the mesh to hang about her head like a pig-pen-esque halo.
The hat was obviously pregnant, but I refuse to speculate on whether or not the actress wearing it is preggers as well. The picture makes it look as if she could be, but the last time the 43-year-old actress became pregnant in 2007, she had to undergo fertility treatments, so it’s not likely.