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There is a fine line between acting and singing. Not everyone can criss-cross platforms, but when they do, they can get very infectious – making that leap from silver screen to your iPods. Here are some of today’s actors who can actually sing:

Actors who can sing

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Dakota Fanning  seriously epitomizes the latest perfume launch from Marc Jacobs, he calls “Oh, Lola!” The 17 year old actress happily agreed to be the face of  the advertising campaign. Self confessing how she runs to the store to buy the latest fragrances of Marc Jacobs, Dakota expressed how humbled she was with the offer to be the face everyone would relate to Oh, Lola.

Unfortunately, not everyone seems to accept that this girl has indeed grown up. The said ads for Oh Lola! is too provocative for the Advertising Standards Authority in England and has banned  the Lola ads in all of Britannia.  According to ASA, it is too sexually suggestive and can be taken as putting too much  of the idea of sex in the face of a child.

   The photos show the almost adult child actress in a sheer flesh- colored dress with hints of lace holding bottles of the perfume and another shot with an oversized bottle resting on her lap.

Come on, now …  I’ve held  and worked mixing bowls filled with dense chocolate batter  in between my legs and that would never be taken as sexually suggestive if you ever saw that picture of me!  The ASA says, however much they knew  that Dakota is 17 years old, the length of her dress, the position of her legs and the bottle of perfume draws in  too much sexuality . They also say the actress looks much to be under the age of 16. Well , bless this girl for having that woman child look to her .. as it is, doesn’t Lola take from the name or term Lolita? And  I bet my frustrated Lolita pseudo self , that if these peeps running the show at the ASA ever saw Dakota’s movie, The Runaways … they would definitely need to get their minds out of that gutter.

Photo Credit: coolspotters.com



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Dakota Fanning Gets Inked

Don’t worry, it’s just a temporary tattoo!

Dakota Fanning with Kat Von D on Lopez Night

(c) Pop Crunch

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The Runaways: Then and Now

The Runaways had its red carpet premiere last Tuesday at The Arclight Theaters in Hollywood, California. It was a cool moment in rock ‘n roll history when lead actresses Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart ran into real-life Runaways Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

2010 Sundance Film Festival The Runaways Premiere

(c) Getty

(L-R) Kristen Stewart, Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning, and Cherie Currie

Dakota and Kristen play Joan and Cherie respectively in the ’70s biopic of their all-girl rock band The Runaways. Fans are looking forward to Dakota’s mature role and her onscreen kiss with rebel Kristen.

Although the PG kind is worried about the movie’s sexual, druggie, and wild partying themes, I say nay to the critics! The ’70s was an iconic time in history when rock ‘n roll was in its purest form—way before the pop kind tainted it with bubblegum and candy.

Two days to go before it’s out for public consumption!



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The Runaways’ New TV Spot

Call me a fan. Call me overexcited. Call me a flower child wannabe; I don’t care. March 19 is too far away and I cannot wait to see The Runaways. I’ve raved about it for the past few weeks, and like most overindulgent fans, my heart rate speeds up whenever I see new tidbits, videos, and photos of the movie.

Here’s my fix of the week—the new 30-second TV spot.

There’s also the official teaser poster to smile about.



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Dakota Fanning’s Vogue Italy Fashion Shoot

Whenever female stars come of age, they always find a way to tell the world that they’re all grown up. Some go for sexier film roles, some party like crazy and become tabloid fodder, while the rest pose for fashion magazines.

Miley Cyrus did it for Vanity Fair in 2008. Princess Beatrice of York did it for Tatler in 2005. Now Dakota Fanning’s doing it—a lot of it, actually. She was Teen Vogue’s cover girl on December 2009, and V Magazine’s in January. Now she’s in Vogue Italia’s February 2010 issue.

Her Tom Munro fashion editorial outdoes all the other couture shoots we’ve seen of the now 16-year-old.

“I’ve grown up,” Dakota said in the interview, “The parts I choose today are different.”

“The photo shoot for Vogue Italia was like a dream,” she said.

And yes, thick eyebrows are back!

That’s it. I cannot wait for her latest flick, The Runaways!

*photos from Vogue Italia



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Dakota Fanning’s Sweet 16

Dakota Fanning at her NYC Hotel

(c) Pacific Coast News

Now…

9th Annual Dream Halloween

(c) Bauer Griffin

…and then.

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Dakota and Kristen Channel ’70s Rock

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick of today’s pre-packaged bubblegum girl bands and popstars. I wasn’t born yet in the ’70s, but they sure had a lot of sincerely talented rockers back then.

In that era, YouTube and Facebook weren’t even invented yet, let alone the Internet, so wannabes had to really prove their mettle in the industry. Getting signed was the only way to get your music out there, so this was a privilege that only a limited number of talents could attain. Male rockers dominated the scene, and female rockers had to double their efforts to get noticed.

When I found out that the biopic of ’70s girl band The Runaways was produced for the big screen, I did a rock-on hand signal and screamed a la Led Zeppelin! The entertainment business needs a major transition from the likes of Camp Rock and High School Musical, and The Runaways made the perfect entrance.


The Runaways movie poster

The casters did a great job. Who else could channel the groovy but tough rocker attitudes of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie? Teen stars Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart unleash their inner wild child for The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi. The girls even underwent major training and transformations for the flick.


The original Runaways in the ’70s

Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning Continue Work On The Runaways
The cast on the set of The Runaways (above and below). Do you recognize Dakota and Kristen?
Dakota Fanning looks very grown up on the set of the movie The Runaways

Coming out in spring, the movie is based on lead singer Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel, a biography of her experiences as a rock star. I cannot wait for this movie! Rock with me now: “I’m your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!”



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Dakota Fanning Is All Grown Up

As a pint-sized child star, she captured our hearts with her acting skills in I Am Sam (2001), Taken (2002), The Cat In The Hat (2003), and War of the Worlds (2005), to name a few.

Can you believe she’s turning 16 next month? While most Hollywood child stars make a difficult and troubled transition to teenhood or adulthood, Dakota has managed to do it gracefully.

Premiere of I Am Sam
Then: Dakota at the premiere of I Am Sam, December 3, 2001.

More Celebs at The Twilight Saga: New Moon Premiere in LA
Now: Dakota at the premiere of New Moon, Novemer 16, 2009.

She makes a stunning debut on one of the recent covers of V Magazine’s The Size Issue, where she dons Alexander Wang’s threads. The other cover features Gabby Sidibe, star of Precious.

In the cover story, Dakota talks about family, school, and her non-showbiz life. She also talks about her role in the upcoming The Runaways, a coming-of-age true story about an all-girl rock band in the ’70s, where she co-stars with Twilight’s Kirsten Stewart.

I admire how Dakota has kept it together without succumbing to the rebellious druggie and partying lifestyle that most coming-of-age Hollywood stars go through (Hello Britney, Lindsay, and Miley!) As a kid, I always saw her as adult trapped in a kid’s body. She’s always had the mature yet adorable aura, which must’ve been why she was able to pull off those challenging roles.

What do you think about her V Magazine cover?



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Check out the latest poster for New Moon, with Dakota Fanning’s new goth look, courtesy of US Magazine. Michael Sheen, a co-star in the movie, tweeted: “So angelic, yet so weird. As Jane that is, of course. Like an evil red riding hood.” Yeah, it IS weird, in a flattering kind of way, don’t you think so?



Dakota Fanning In Twilight

Dakota Fanning visits the Late Show with David Letterman in NYC

It’s been confirmed, the child star will be part of the next installment of the hit vampire series based on Stephanie Meyer’s books. Now 15, Dakota will play Jane in New Moon. Reactions? I think she’s perfect for the role.



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Is Dakota Fanning Vampish Enough?

VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

This rumor has been going around for a while now – Dakota Fanning might play the part of a young vampire in the Twilight sequel, New Moon. There’s nothing definite yet but she just might get the part.



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