According to Variety, Amazon Prime is working on a biopic of Marie Curie’s life: a film version of the 2010 graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.’ Rosamund Pike will star as the Nobel Prize-winning French physicist and chemist.
Leonardo DiCaprio optioned Walter Isaacson's new biography on Leonardo Da Vinci, and the film has just secured a screenwriter: John Logan, who wrote ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’ The film, produced by Paramount and Appian Way, will star DiCaprio in the title role.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
Diana, Princess of Wales, refused to wear Chanel's logo after her divorce from Prince Charles because the CC initials reminded her of Charles and Camilla, Australian designer Jayson Brundson told Harper’s Bazaar. "For photo optics, people would have honed in on that,” he said.
Seven decades after confiscation by the Nazis, a French court has ordered an 1887 painting by impressionist artist Camille Pissarro back to the Jewish family that owned it. The work, “Picking Peas,” was last bought at auction over 20 years ago for $800,000.
Pablo Picasso’s 1905 portrait, “Fillette à la corbeille fleurie,” sold for $115 million at a Christie’s auction, stirring controversy over a young girl’s sexualized depiction. The record-breaking auction included pieces from Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.