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Emmy Rossum’s ‘Angelyne’ transformation: 3-pound boobs, bleached brows

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May 13, 2022 | 11:27am

Emmy Rossum is really transforming for her new role.

The “Shameless” star looks wildly diferent in images from the new Peacock streaming series “Angelyne,” with Rossum playing the mysterious 1980s Los Angeles billboard queen of the same name.

Before reality stars like Kim Kardashian, Angelyne became famous for being famous by launching a glamorous ad campaign with only her name and image.

Rossum’s impressive transformation into the blond bombshell, however, didn’t come without its challenges.

The 35-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter that her character’s enormous 3-pound fake breasts gave her blisters and she experienced issues with her tear ducts from wearing two pairs of special contacts and heavy eye makeup.

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“She has turned her life into art — that’s who she is,” Rossum said of Angelyne, who drives around Los Angeles in her pink convertible selling merchandise to this day.
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But spending up to five hours a day in makeup paid off, with the actress appearing totally unrecognizable in her teased blond wig, bleached brows and prosthetic breasts.

The star — who welcomed a daughter last year — said she found the experience of changing into a character that looks nothing like herself “completely liberating.”

“At first, it’s unnerving,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “But feeling lost gives way to this real liberation — from myself and the hang-ups that can impede a performance.”

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Rossum met the real Angelyne before production started, with the billboard star gifting her a pink crystal.
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Even Rossum’s husband Sam Esmail — who is an executive producer on the project — said it was “kind of eerie” how much his wife transformed into Angelyne.

“When I say that there are times where I did not recognize her because she was lost in this person, I really mean it,” Esmail told the publication. “This is my wife I’m talking about.”

As well as the physical changes, Rossum also tapped into Angelyne’s mindset for the role, and even “bought her meditation tapes on eBay.”

“She says things that are incredibly resonant and deep about identity — how to find yourself out of pain, out of sorrow, out of sadness, in this hot pink bubblegum Barbie fantasy,” Rossum said of the billboard model. “It worked on me.”

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Rossum was once again recognizable as she attended the premiere of “Angelyne” on May 10.
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Lil Meech Arrested On Fraud And Grand Theft Charges In Miami

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According to several confirmed reports, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. has been arrested and charged with first degree organized fraud and first degree grand theft. The rising actor of Starz’ BMF series is now facing 60 years in prison if convicted.

The 22-year-old son of famed drug kingpin Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory was arrested in Miami for the charges, but being that the ranking of that type of crime in Florida is so high, it’s likely that the feds will be taking over jurisdiction of his case.

First degree organized fraud carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Ironically, Big Meech is currently serving 30 years in federal prison for a controlling and overseeing a national cocaine trafficking ring.

TheSoure.com will provide more updates to this story as details develop.

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Pearl Jam Cancel Final U.S. Tour Dates After Jeff Ament Tests Positive for Covid

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Pearl Jam were forced to cancel the final two shows on their North American tour after another member of the band tested positive for Covid.

This past week, Pearl Jam managed to persevere through drummer Matt Cameron’s Covid-related absence by enlisting audience members in Oakland and reuniting with former drummer Dave Krusen in Fresno.

However, on Wednesday, the band canceled their tour-ending gigs in Sacramento (tonight, May 18) and Las Vegas (May 20) after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive earlier this morning. 

“This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows,” Pearl Jam said in a statement of the “heartbreaking news.”  “Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.”

Pearl Jam will be back on the road one month from today to kick off their European tour June 18 at the Netherlands’ Pinkpop Festival. Following the summer abroad, the Seattle legends will return stateside for the second leg of their North American tour in support of Gigaton, an arena trek that begins September 1 in Quebec City.

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Elton John to Get the Official Documentary Treatment With ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

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After getting his own blockbuster biopic, Elton John will be fêted with an official documentary, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend. 

Co-directed by R.J. Cutler and filmmaker — and John’s husband — David Furnish, the movie will be centered around John’s farewell tour, while also looking back at 1970 to 1975, the monumental period when John released 10 albums and scored some of his biggest hits. The doc will also include an array of unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, as well as John’s handwritten journals and present-day footage of the musician and his family. 

An exact timeline for the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hasn’t been announced yet, but the film is expected to hit the festival circuit and get a limited theatrical release. It will then be exclusively available on Disney+. 

“What a thrill and an honor it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists,” Cutler said in a statement. “As it has for so many others, Elton John’s music has had deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.”

Furnish added, “Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career — it’s his life. From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative. We’re ecstatic to be working together.”

John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will see him traveling through Europe and the U.K. for most of the summer, before he kicks off his final North American leg at the end of July. The run will wrap with three nights at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Nov. 17 through 20. John has additional dates around the world scheduled through 2023. 

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