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Monday, September 21, 2015

Got $15M to spare? You could be Cameron Diaz’s neighbor

Developer Kevin Maloney, who heads Property Markets Group and who co-developed the glitzy Walker Tower in Chelsea, is selling his own unit here, on the 18th floor, for $15.65 million.
The 2,866-square-foot unit comes with a 413-square-foot terrace.
The listing broker is Douglas Elliman’s Vickey Barron.
The stunning building at 212 W. 18th St., created in 1929, is also home to Cameron Diaz and makeup artist/mogul Laura Mercier.
Maloney, we hear, will be spending more time in Miami, where he is developing high-end condos including Echo Brickell.

Mortal Kombat Hit Theaters 20 Years Ago, and Almost Starred Cameron Diaz

Mortal Kombat Movie Turns 20, Almost Starred Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz (left) and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
08/20/2015 AT 02:00 PM EDT
The Mortal Kombat movie hit theaters 20 years ago this week. If that doesn't take you back, you might not have been in the target demographic for the graphic violence that made the games such a hit with preteen boys. 

However, you might also be surprised to learn that the martial arts flick was a huge success. Made for just $18 million, it has earned $122.1 million to date, making it one of the more lucrative video-game-to-movie adaptations ever. 

Not only was it the 22nd top-grossing movie of 1995 – right in between The Bridges of Madison County and Nine Months – it trounced the other teen-friendly movie that opened on Aug. 18, 1995: The Baby-Sitter's Club, which made only $3 million on its opening weekend, compared to Kombat's $23.2 million. (There's a "Finish her!" joke in here somewhere.) 

This week, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed the film's key players, and one of the surprise tidbits is that the female lead was nearly played by a different actress: Cameron Diaz. 

Why Cameron Diaz Is the Ultimate BFF, Straight From 8 of Her Famous Friends

Image Source: Getty / Dave M. Benett
Cameron Diaz has no shortage of famous friends. Not only has she been an entertainment industry fixture for over 20 years, but she also has one of the most easygoing, fun-loving personalities in Hollywood — who wouldn't want to hang out with her? Last year, Cameron pulled the quintessential BFF move by defending Drew Barrymore against a radio host who brought up her past struggles with drugs and alcohol, and many stars — including Drew — have been equally vocal about how great a pal Cameron is to them. Cameron's group of close friends showed their love for her when they threw her a surprise party for her 41st birthday last year, and were by her side when she tied the knot with Benji Madden in January. We've rounded up the sweetest quotes from and about Cameron Diaz, straight from her famous girlfriends.

Cameron Diaz Biography

Cameron Diaz is a former model turned actress known for her comedic roles and girl-next-door charisma. She has starred in an array of films like 'There's Something About Mary,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'In Her Shoes' and 'The Other Woman.'
Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. She began modeling at age 16 and worked in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola. Her first film role was in The Mask with Jim Carrey and she's starred in a wide array of projects since then, including the existential black comedy Being John Malkovich and the Scorsese period drama Gangs of New York. Diaz also provides the voice of Princess Fiona in the Shrek films, with other humor-laden outings including Charlie's AngelsThe Sweetest Thing,The Other Woman and Annie.

Early Life

Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. The daughter of Emilio Diaz, a second-generation Cuban-American oil company foreman, and his wife Billie, who is of Native American, Italian, and German descent, Diaz began modeling when she was 16 years old. Her successful modeling career took her to Japan, Australia, Morocco and Paris, among other locales, and landed her in such magazines as Mademoiselle andSeventeen as well as advertising campaigns for companies like Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola and Levi's.

Film Debut

In 1994, Diaz won her first film role in the blockbuster action-comedy The Mask, starring rubber-faced comic Jim Carrey. With no previous acting experience, she had originally auditioned for a supporting character in the film. Twelve callbacks later, however, she was hired to play torch-singing mob moll Tina Carlyle, the female lead. After the success of The Mask, Diaz was touted as the next big thing in Hollywood and wooed by a number of prominent filmmakers to appear in their projects.
While training to star in the live-action movie version of the popular martial-arts video game Mortal Kombat, Diaz sustained a wrist injury, which caused her to back out of the film. Instead she made a string of smaller, independent films, including The Last Supper (1995); Feeling Minnesota (1996), costarring Keanu Reeves; She's the One (1996), co-starring Ed Burns and Jennifer Aniston; and Head Above Water (1996), costarring Harvey Keitel. She made a successful return to mainstream movies in 1997, winning raves for her portrayal of a sweet bride-to-be opposite Julia Roberts in the playful comedy hit My Best Friend's Wedding.

'There's Something About Mary'

After starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the uneven romantic comedy A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Diaz made the leap to A-list Hollywood stardom with her savvy comic turn in the unapologetically crude surprise summer blockbuster There's Something About Mary, costarring Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon and written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. 
In 1999, audiences saw two very different sides of Diaz. First, she camouflaged her blond beauty to play a dowdy pet-shop worker and puppeteer's wife in the much talked-about existential comedy Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze and costarring John Cusack, Catherine Keener and Malkovich. Later that year, she turned in a brazen performance as the glamorous, hard-nosed new owner of a professional football team in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, co-starring Al Pacino and Dennis Quaid.

Big Screen Star

Despite her undeniable box office appeal, Diaz continued to appear in relatively low-budget independent film—including the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), Malkovich, and the ensemble film Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000), which aired on Showtime cable television in 2001 and co-starred Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Calista Flockhart—as well as more mainstream projects. In the fall of 2000, she starred alongside Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as one of the three female detectives at the heart of the hit big-screen remake of Aaron Spelling's campy 1970s television show,Charlie's Angels.
In early 2001, Diaz appeared as a free-spirited older sister in The Invisible Circus. She also provided the voice for the spirited Princess Fiona in that summer's animated hit Shrek, also featuring the voices of Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy. The trio revived their roles for three sequels over the next decade. 
That same year she starred in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, co-starring Tom Cruise. Then in 2002, she was featured in the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing as well as Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The following year she joined Liu and Barrymore for the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. And in 2005, she starred in the film In Her Shoes with Toni Colette, with the story based on the 2002 Jennifer Wiener novel of the same name.
After rom-com The Holiday (2006) and the raunchy What Happens in Vegas(2008), Diaz showed her more serious side in the 2009 family drama My Sister's Keeper. She played a mother of three who finds herself at odds with her youngest child Anna (Abigail Breslin) over her middle child's medical needs. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult.

Additional Films, From 'Bad Teacher' to 'Annie'

Diaz next two film projects were action oriented—the comedic Knight and Day(2010), again co-starring Tom Cruise, and the comic book adaptation The Green Hornet (2011), in which she plays the resourceful secretary of the masked hero (Seth Rogen). More comedies followed, with Diaz having the lead role in 2011's Bad Teacher and being featured as part of the cast of 2012's What To Expect When You're Expecting and Gambit.
Diaz returned to serious fare in the foreboding drama/thriller The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott, before heading back to humor in 2014: She co-starred in the box office hit The Other Woman as well as Sex Tape, with the latter co-starring Jason Segel. The holiday season saw the actress starring as Ms. Hannigan in a remake of the musical Annie, with Quvenzhané Wallis in the lead role.

Personal Life 

In addition to her work onscreen, Diaz is often in the news for her personal life. Diaz' five-year relationship with video producer Carlos de La Torre ended in 1995. She dated her There's Something About Mary costar Matt Dillon from 1996 to 1998, and Diaz later became involved with actor Jared Leto in 1999. The couple broke up in 2003, and she started dating singer Justin Timberlake. Diaz and Timberlake dated for several years before calling it quits in 2007. She has also been linked to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
Diaz began dating Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden in May 2014 and was engaged to the rocker that December. In a whirlwind move, the pair tied the knot on January 5, 2015 at Diaz' Beverly Hills home. Drew Barrymore andNicole Richie were two of her bridesmaids, along with her sister Chimene Cain and assistant Jesse Lutz.

Cameron Diaz Confirms Wedding

CAMERON DIAZ married Benji Madden last night in a sunset ceremony in the garden of their home. The service was attended by a Hollywood who's who, including Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore.
"We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends," the couple - who began dating in May and got engaged just before Christmas - told People last night.
Rumours of the impending nuptials had emerged in recent weeks, with Diaz celebrating with her friends at an LA hotel before the couple were joined by their family at local restaurant Il Cielo on Saturday night for what appeared to be a celebratory dinner. A tent was erected in the garden of the gated property where they both live on Sunday, and yesterday flowers and candles were added ahead of the ceremony.
More than 90 guests attended the wedding, which took place inside the property before moving outside for the reception, with Nicole Richie - wife of Madden's twin brother Joel - and Drew Barrymore acting as bridesmaids.
"It was a big wedding, but they still managed to make it feel very personal. Only their families and very special friends attended," a source told People. "It all felt very down-to-earth and sweet. Guests arrived smiling and almost seemed giddy. Everyone was excited to be a part of the wedding. Getting married is the next step when you are totally in love and comfortable with someone. Cameron has found true happiness."
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