National Portrait Gallery welcomes TV's President Underwood

LOS ANGELES -- President Francis J. Underwood is sitting pretty at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

A painting of the fictional U.S.

See Full Article

chief executive, as portrayed by Kevin Spacey in Netflix's political drama "House of Cards," was to be unveiled Monday night.

The portrait is a joint project between British artist Jonathan Yeo and the Smithsonian museum, Netflix said. It will be on public display from Wednesday through October.

A Yeo portrait depicting Spacey as Shakespeare's Richard III was part of a retrospective of the artist's work at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

In a move that the savvy Underwood would appreciate, the Washington unveiling was timed to the series' fourth-season debut on March 4.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Antonio Banderas says he suffered a heart attack

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    MADRID — Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that “I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage. Source
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' actress Samira Wiley weds partner Lauren Morelli

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley is married. The actress wed her longtime partner Lauren Morelli on Saturday surrounded by family and friends in a ceremony held in Palm Springs, California, People reports. The confetti-themed nuptials were a non-traditional event, and Wiley’s parents officiated the ceremony, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Source
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' continues box-office reign

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theatres. Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49% from its massive debut. Source
  • Antonio Banderas says he's recovered from a heart attack

    Entertainment CTV News
    MADRID -- Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that "I suffered a heart attack on Jan. Source
  • Keira Knightley thought 'Pirates' franchise would be a 'disaster'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Director Richard Curtis has recalled how Keira Knightley once worried Pirates Of The Caribbean would be “a disaster”. In an op-ed for the Radio Times magazine on Friday, Curtis shared that the actress still wasn’t sold on the idea of the pirate franchise after she had finished working on his 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually. Source
  • One Direction's Liam Payne becomes a dad

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    One Direction star Liam Payne is a new dad following the birth of his first son. The singer and his girlfriend, former Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, have confirmed the happy news about the baby boy, who arrived on Wednesday. Source
  • Woody done with weed

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Is what Woody Harrelson said in a vulture.com interview true? Has the one true Prince of Pot (sorry, Mark Emery) given up smoking marijuana for more than a year and counting? “Who’s next? Willie Nelson? Snoop Dogg?” asks filmmaker Ron Mann. Source
  • 'Justice League' trailer suggests film will be lighter in tone than 'Batman v Superman'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    The Justice League is coming together — literally — in the new trailer for the superhero film, which finds Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash teaming up for the first time ever on the big screen. Source
  • 'I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway': Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. Source
  • Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with U.S. politician Cory Booker

    Entertainment CBC News
    A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on The Mindy Project led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling. Her character joked after hearing that Booker had come to her colleague's event that "I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?" Source