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Blake Lively Tops Forbes’ “30 Under 30”

Blake Lively spent 2014 schooling us all in flawless maternity wear and giving Martha Stewart a run for her money when it comes to craftiness (who can forget that Bey-hive birthday cake she made for Beyonce), so it should come as no surprise to anyone anywhere that the actress’s 2015 is already off to a killer start: Lively, 27, was just named to the top of Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” entertainment list.

Helping Lively nab the top honors this year was her entrepreneurial work on Preserve, the lifestyle brand she launched this past summer that sells clothes, food, and home goods. Her mantra for success? “I’ll never feel like I arrived,” she told Forbes. “The people I look up to the most are the people that are continuing to up their game.”

Also making this year’s entertainment list was Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle (29), Ansel Elgort (20), Broad City’s Ilana Glazer (27), Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany (29), Emma Watson (24), Miles Teller (27), and Emma Stone (26). You can see the full entertainment list here, but what you won’t see are any repeats from years past (e.g., no Lena Dunham or Jennifer Lawrence):Forbes implemented a new rule this year that the lists in each category could feature no previous “30 Under 30” honorees.

Moving over to music, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (27) and Brian Kelley (29) were highlighted for their trailblazing mix of country, electronic, pop, and hip-hop music; along with Iggy Azalea (24), Hozier (24), A$AP Rocky (26), Ed Sheeran (23), Sam Smith (22), Meghan Trainor (21), and Charli XCX (22). See the full music list here.

New Age of Adaline HQ Promotional Still

We are pleased to share with you the first still for Blakes upcoming film Age of Adaline. (HQ now added) In the film, Blake is going to stay young and beautiful forever. Literally.

The film which is due out April 24th 2015, stars Blake as Adaline, born at the turn of the century and rendered ageless after a mysterious accident in the 1930s. Director Lee Toland Krieger believes Lively, 27, is ideal casting.

“She sort of embodies a woman who is perfect physically, so in that regard, she’s a perfect fit,” says Krieger. “Also, for someone who is 27 years old, she’s wildly sophisticated and seems like an old soul.”

Yet the filmmaker also was compelled by a bigger reason to cast Lively in the leading role, which had Hollywood luminaries such as Katherine Heigl and Natalie Portman attached in various project incarnations. Lively, who is expecting a baby with husband Ryan Reynolds, lobbied for the part with great ideas, says Krieger. Further, Lively has flexed her acting muscles only sparingly, in acclaimed supporting performances such as 2010’s The Town.

“The chance to see Blake carry a movie like this for the first time is really exciting,” says Krieger. “She rises to the occasion.”

Portraying the character through the decades was a well-suited bonus for fashionista Lively. She was able to tap her designer friends for period costumes crafted by Gucci and Dior.

“To put Blake, who would look good in a trash bag, in the great clothing from all of these eras was kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Krieger.

Of course, being immortal has its severe complications. As Adaline stays forever young, her daughter continues to age and surpasses her. In the present, her daughter is played by 81-year-old Ellen Burstyn. It makes for a jarring juxtaposition.

“It was one of the elements of the film I was most nervous about,” says Krieger. “But you instantly believe them as mother and daughter. I know it sounds a bit crazy.”

With all of her contemporaries, friends and lovers dying off, Adaline becomes a beautiful recluse — afraid of getting hurt by more love and loss. This changes when she meets a charismatic philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) who takes her to his parents’ home (played by Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) for the weekend.

Although the weekend and the relationship put Adaline’s immortal status in peril, Krieger says there is a positive message.

“It sounds like wish fulfillment to look like Blake Lively forever. But she cannot grow old with anyone,” says Krieger. “In a world consumed with youth and vanity, there’s something very fresh and beautiful about a story focusing on the beauty of growing old.

“I’d like to think you walk away from this thinking love conquers all, even immortality.”

BREAKING NEWS: Blake Lively Expecting Baby With Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively has revealed that she is expecting her first child with her husband Ryan Reynolds!!! She announced the news on her website, Preserve, alongside a photo of her cradling her small bump. Lively, 27, and Reynolds, 37, met on The Green Lantern in 2010 and married in a small, private ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina in 2011.

The (HQ) photo, taken by the Gossip Girl star’s brother Eric Lively, was accompanied by a statement about family and photos of other pregnant women. It read:

“Preserve at its core is about family. ‘Family’ is the single word our founder, Blake built this home on.

“We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realised, we don’t have anything for the new.

“With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all – to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family.”

The couple have spoken frequently about wanting children and their desire for similarly large families to the ones they grew up in. Blake told Marie Claire magazine: “If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

Huge Congratulations from all your fans at blake-lively.net

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The Age of Adaline January 23rd 2015

The movie release schedule for 2015 has slowly been coming together and Lionsgate today announced that the Blake Lively Harrison Ford romantic drama The Age of Adaline will open on January 23, 2015.

In The Age of Adaline, Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident one icy night, but keeps her condition a closely guarded secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living. Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew and Kathy Baker co-star in the Lee Toland Krieger directed film.

Blake turns 27 – Happy Birthday!

Blake Lively was born in Los Angeles on 25 August 1987 to actor father Earnie and his wife Elaine. When she was just 11, the blonde-haired beauty began her acting career appearing in the film Sandman, which was directed by her father.

In 2005 the stunning 5’10” actress got more recognition when she got cast as the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, which earned her a Teen Choice Award.

It wasn’t until 2007, however, when the fashion queen was cast as the wealthy and gorgeous Serena Van Der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl series – that she became an icon for teen girls all over the world.

Blake Lively covers Marie Claire

Blake Lively covers the September 2014 (20th Anniversary) issue of Marie Claire Magazine.

She talks about food, a lot. She talks about how her husband is her best friend. Her “greatest joy comes from Canada”. She wants to give back to the world. She doesn’t drink. She’s never done drugs. You can watch the behind the scenes video here and read the full interview here.

On her relationship with Ryan Reynolds: “We’ve never gone a week without seeing each other. There’s no major decision that I make without him. The best part is when we turn off our phones and just talk and hang out. He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.”

On her past claims of wanting 30 kids of her own: “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

On her new venture, Preserve, an immerse lifestyle e-commerce website: “I went straight from high school to Gossip Girl, and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path. When I finished my show, I wanted to take a break from acting and try what I would have tried if I hadn’t acted, and that was this.”

On her involvement in the PBS documentary miniseries A Path Appears: “I don’t pretend to speak for anyone, but my feeling is that the general consensus in the United States is that [sex trafficking] is elective here–that when women are prostituting themselves, it’s their choice. But what you realize when you start talking to these young women is that they’re in emotional chains.”

On Reynolds’ favorite meal: “Honestly, all he wants to eat is hot-fudge sundaes.”

Grazia Magazine 2014

We have added scans of Blake in Grazia (Italy) August 2014 issue …

73 Questions with Blake Lively

We LOVE this Vogue interview with Blake “73 Questions with Blake Lively” you can watch the video below and also head over to the gallery to see x282 screencaps

The Wait is Finally Over: Blake Lively’s Preserve Website is Here!

Blake Lively launched her foray into the online world of cool on Monday promising to be a younger more hip – and slightly less expensive – version of the fellow actress’s long running site Goop. The 26-year-old’s part blog – part store also ended up with a slightly gloopy name, specifically the jelly-inspired title Preserve.

The Gossip Girl star has previously avoided calling the site a lifestyle one, but just like Gwyneth’s, Blake’s offers a host of stories about cool clothes, places, foods and fashion scenes. Cue videos of artsy snippets, stories on tattooed men and organic health remedies and, of course, a store which sells everything from spoons to clothing and hot sauces to lighting options.

The actress has been speaking of the project for months and now it is finally here, Blake was at pains to point out that she is not being a star trying to show people how to live like her, but merely pointing out how people live already.

As the name suggests, while using the modern medium of the internet, she wants her page to harken back to the small batch jam making times of yesteryear including things like preserving and promoting underground designers and produce. Confused? Well that’s alright, so is Blake.

The 26-year-old wife of Ryan Reynolds happily admits in her first Editor’s Letter that this is something of a learning curve for her. She writes: ‘Sitting down to write this editor’s letter has been the hardest thing I’ve done yet on my Preserve journey.

‘I’m more intimidated than I should probably admit. I’m no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.

‘I am hungry, though… not just for enchiladas. I’m hungry for experience.

‘I’m comfortable with the knowledge that I’m not a teacher, but rather, a student. I don’t do any one thing perfectly. I do a lot of things though. Some well, some not-so-well.’
According to Blake, she and her team think of the site not as a lifestyle website but a ‘new street.’

‘A sort of greatest hits of “Main Street, USA”. While the whole world races to keep up with technology, we tighten our laces, join the race, but our end goal is to preserve what’s already there.’

The function of Preserve is part magazine, part e-commerce hub, part philanthropic endeavour and – above all – a place to showcase the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality, and (simply put) people.

‘Preserve is a creative space. An indulgent space. A space for pleasure and fun. But also a space for knowledge. A space that honours both tradition and innovation – a space that honours the future, while having a love affair with the past…’

However, now that they both have lifestyle sites, don’t expect Blake to start a war with Gwyneth. The Gossip Girl star recently name dropped her fellow online retail blogger, telling Vogue she is always in both the actress’s and Martha Stewart’s corner.

Blake said: ‘I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.’

view blake livelys new lifestyle website preserve.us