Actress Naomi Watts will be the celebrity judge at the Tropfest short film festival this year. The actress, who is turning 40 this year, will be accompanying five other judges in the panel, when the 16 finalists will be screened at The Domain next Sunday. The panel will also include last year’s winner Steve Baker and Tropfest founder John Polson.
Naomi Watts has revealed that she was furious when female paparazzi tried to take pictures of her while she was pregnant. The actress needed police protection last August when she was ambushed by photographers at a grocery store in LA. She said she is usually able to take media intrusion in her stride but could not hide her anger when she was hounded by women.
Well it seems people didn’t see my message yesterday about not re-posting my Esquire scans – I’ve seen today that one site has removed my tags and reposted the scans there, and they even have the nerve to claim them as exclusive and having them first. This really disappoints me not only because I spent time scanning these pictures exclusively for this site, but because I didn’t think the Naomi Watts web community was like this. It is wrong and unfair to repost pictures, especially in the case of exclusive scans like this. I can only hope that the offending site will remove my scans, and this will not happen again, because I don’t want to have to worry about what I post or take extra measures to safeguard my content.
Naomi is on the cover of the new issue of Esquire (UK) – inside are a new photoshoot and interview! Scans will be added asap. Thanks to Tom, Lorna and Al for the heads-up
Naomi is on the cover of the March 2008 issue of US Glamour magazine! Below is a tiny preview, and I’ve uploaded 3 pictures from the new photoshoot into the Gallery – I can’t wait to see the full set, she looks absolutely gorgeous! We’ll have scans for you as soon as possible (or if you’d like to contribute them then don’t hesitate to contact me ).
thanks to ‘kochie332′ for the heads-up
I’ve added over 160 pictures from events Naomi attended in 2001, including the Movieline Awards and The Others Premiere with Nicole, the Cannes Film Festival and the Mulholland Drive Premiere. I’ve also come across some rare HQs from a 1993 event, the 1995 Sydney Premiere of Tank Girl, and the 1999 AFI Awards. Links and previews below
I’ve added a few HQs to the Gallery today, mainly in the TV Appearance and Photoshoots sections, and there are also some new movie stills. Click here for all new additions. I’m going to start getting all my Public Appearances pics up next, so look out for a lot more HQs soon …
I just wanted to say that we will not be posting candids here for a couple of weeks – Naomi deserves privacy whilst she is grieving and it is only right that we respect that. I think it’s disgusting that the paparazzi will not leave Heath’s family and friends alone.
I will also not be posting gossip surrounding what Naomi is doing at the moment, apart from the following facts –
Once again our thoughts and love go to Heath’s family and friends.
Naomi Watts doesn’t approve of the Oscars. The 39-year-old star – who received a Best Actress nomination for her role in ’21 Grams’ in 2004 – believes filmmaking should not be a “competition”. She said: “I’m not going to lie, it’s nice to get recognition from your peers. It means a lot. But I also feel one’s work shouldn’t be judged against someone else’s. It’s not a competition.”