As ifThe Hunger Games weren’t amazing enough, we got a sneak peek at Breaking Dawn – Part 2in the previews beforehand (watch it above!), in which Bella is finally an ass-kicking, vegetarian vampire. And since we’re such Twilight geeks around here, we’re gonna give you our thoughts on the 90 seconds of goodness.
1. We love vampire Bella, and we love her in blue. We’re desperate to see her actually annihilate something, and while we didn’t quite get a serious smack-down in the trailer, we drooled while watching her stalk that deer. Oh, Volturi, we look forward to your demise at the hands of our dear Bella Swan Cullen.
2. Is it just us, or does Edward’s voice sound extra, uh, turned on by vampire Bella? It’s got a growl to it that was more contained when Bella was human. And while we loved the honeymoon love scenes in Breaking Dawn: Part 1, we’re wayyyyy more excited about the vamp-on-vamp action that awaits us in this flick. Yes, we’re pervs, and we suspect some of you are too. Bring on the cabin in the woods!
3. Well hello there, Jacob. What a saunter you have! Taylor Lautner‘s all man these days and yeah, we’re into it. So what?
What we want for the next teaser trailer: More action, please! We finally get to see Bella’s powers at work in this film, so come on, give us the goods! Battle scenes would be much appreciated. And we’re desperate to see Edward and Bella as parents with a wee Renesmee under their wings. Sigh. How long is it til November?
Hilary Duff is now a mom! The actress/singer/writer/all-around cool lady and her hubby, hockey star Mike Comrie, welcomed their baby boy on Tuesday night. Hilary just tweeted the news (of course) and informed the world that the little guy is named Luca Cruz and weighs 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Mazel tov to the whole family!
“We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world,” she writes. “He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well.”
We can only imagine the whole Duff clan is present at the hospital, and can’t wait for Hil’s sister Haylie to whip up some baby food recipes. She’s got an awesome food blog called Real Girl’s Kitchen, doncha know? Those Duffs don’t mess around with their multi-talented-ness. We can’t wait to see what superpowers little Luca possesses!
Take a minute and soak in this gorgeous photo of Prometheus co-stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, snapped at Wonder-Con this weekend. Just let their majestic gene pool wash over you, and then dare to dream of what it would be like if these two A-List singletons were a couple. Yes, we are currently sitting here “shipping” Charlize and Fassy (Charbender?), and with good reason.
1) They are two of the most attractive people on the planet, and staring at two attractive people never gets old.
2) They are two of the most talented people on the planet, and imagining them conquering awards season together gets our film nerd panties in a twist.
3) Charlize has a new baby and we want to see Michael Fassbender hold a baby!
4) For more LOL-filled moments like the ones we got at Wonder-Con, which included Charlize jokingly complimenting Michael on his manhood. “Your penis was a revelation,” she said about the actor’s full-frontal reveal in Shame. “I’m available to work with it any time.”
For more pics of the co-stars, check out our gallery below and be sure to watch the Prometheus trailer, which looks awesome.
Jennifer Lawrence is on a roll this week. She’s donned two gorgeous gold gowns at the Los Angeles and London premieres of The Hunger Games (Prabal Gurung and Ralph Lauren, respectively) and she’s built up a reputation as one of the red carpet’s brightest fashion stars in just a few short years. From last year’s Baywatch babe Oscar gown to her hot pink Oscar de le Renta win at the 2011 SAG Awards, Jen has proven she can hang out on the A List with ease. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been missteps along the way!
We’ve pulled 35 of Jen’s most recent red carpet looks and rated them in three categories: The Good, The Bad and The Meh. Check ‘em out in our gallery below and weigh in on what you like – and dislike – to see the starlet in. And here’s hoping we get a third gold dress this week!
At the heart of The Hunger Games is Katniss’ devotion to her sister, Prim. She is literally willing to sacrifice her life for her, which is the ultimate loyal sibling move. We asked Willow Shields, who plays Prim, if she felt that connection with her co-star Jennifer Lawrencewhen they weren’t in character. “We totally became sisters on set,” said Willow at the premiere. “I have a sister, so I can totally relate [to Katniss]. I would totally volunteer for her.”
The praise was only super positive for Josh Hutcherson on The Hunger Games red carpet last night. Dayo Okeniyi, who portrays District 11 tough guy Thresh, was all smiles as he told VH1 News about his “Southern gentleman” of a co-star.
“Josh is Peeta. If you watch the movie, you’ve hung out with Josh. He is Peeta, 100 percent.” Dayo — who is himself a Hunger Games mega-fan (check out that wrap gift pin he’s wearing!) — added, ”He’s such a Southern gentleman, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he’s a fun guy. We play basketball off-set. He does a really good job of making what he does look extremely easy. I hope to be as a great of an actor as these guys someday.”
The trailer for Walter Salle’s On The Road finally premiered today, and it’s a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into a film we’re dying to see. It’s been a while since we’ve read Kerouac’s iconic tale, but from what we can tell in ninety seconds, the film feels very close to the book. (Smart Kerouac fans, do you agree?) The movie stars and is narrarated by Sam Riley (Sal), who has a shockingly sexy voice. Garrett Hedlund co-stars as Dean, Sal’s co-hort in his cross country journey of discovery and debauchery, as does our girl Kristen Stewart, who plays Dean’s wife, MaryLou. We love her dancing scene in the trailer, don’t you? So electric!
We’re also excited to see Kirsten Dunst in the mix, who is coming off an amazing year filled with serious accolades for her work in Melancholia, as well as a new, handsome boyfriend who just so also happens to be her On The Road co-star (Hi Garrett!).
The video above should really just be titled “The Moment I Fell In Love With Amanda Seyfried.” I caught up with the actress recently while out promoting her new, super-scary film Gone. Of course I had to ask about her upcoming role as Cosette in Les Miserables, because I, like every other human, first saw the musical when I was eight years old and then spent the next 20+ years listening to and crying over the soundtrack. (Did I sing “Castle On A Cloud” while auditioning for my fifth grade’s performance of Oliver only to be cast in the chorus? Oh yes. Yes I did.)
It should be noted that when I refer to the “theater geeks panting to see” Les Mis, I am obviously speaking about myself. I also meant that fans are excited for the film; but I clearly articulated myself poorly and it was interesting to hear Amanda’s response. Her passion for the project is evident in her face alone, and her dedication and conviction made me immediately excited to see her in the role.
As for the pressure already building around the project, the actress says, “you can’t really focus too much on what the fans want completely when you’re cast. If they don’t think I’m the right Cosette, eff em. Because, I’m an actor and I’m going to try my best to embody that character. That’s my focus…it means a lot to me to get Les Mis. And I’m going to honor that.”
A couple of weeks ago I attended a screening of Amanda Seyfried’s new film Gone. Well “attended,” is putting it nicely – I was curled up in a terrified ball chewing on my fingers alongside my more composed and cool peers. Gone is SCA-RY. Like, there is a murderer chasing you in the woods and tormenting you with psychological warfare and no one but your sister believes you and suddenly she’s gone missing, scary.
See why I was freaked out?
The movie even gave me nightmares, so when I got the chance to discuss it with Amanda I had to ask her if she takes any particular enjoyment from scaring the sh*t out of viewers. Turns out, she LOVES it.
SEYFRIEDDDDD! [shakes fist in both frustration and admiration.]
Check out our interview with the star above and catch Gone in theaters now.
Guys, look. I’m a regular gal. I like to hide behind my glasses and I’m currently wearing cheap neon yellow sneakers, Gap jeans, and a t-shirt I stole from my BFF Sarah in 1999. So needless to say I was way nervous when tackling the ol’ “what to wear to my first Oscars red carpet” conundrum, which, I might add, is a wonderful conundrum to have. Luckily I was placed in very capable hands and hit up the Kodak Theater in this ridiculously gorgeous Halston dress and sparkly Aruna Seth heels, ie: my dream shoes. (Humblebrag: Pippa Middleton wore the same pair to the Royal Wedding reception.) Thanks to both designers for making my red carpet look come together!
Underneath all that glamorous goodness I had an army of synthetic fibers working overtime to keep things in line. I owe a heartfelt thank you to a serious set of Spanx, a ridiculous looking yet magical adhesive bra, and lots of double-sided tape. And it turns out I’m not alone! We also talked to the pros – Viola Davis, Diddy and Glenn Close, to name a few – about their gritty glam secrets, too.