Diablo Cody‘s new film Paradise opens in theaters today, and it tells the story of a sheltered, religious young woman named Lamb (expertly played b y Julianne Hough) who survives a plane crash and decides that not only does God not exist, but she must shed her naivety in the most morally corrupt place on earth: Las Vegas. Of course she finds friends, adventure and a tattoo parlor along the way, all while exploring what it means to reinvent oneself through sex, drugs, booze and a little bit of porn. It’s an all to familiar tale that played out recently in the public eye, when Miley Cyrus dumped her kid star persona for…you know.
We asked Diablo what she thought of people who go through a transformation like Lamb’s, but in the public eye. Check out her answer – and her thoughts on Miley’s very public twerk-formation above.
You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.
Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.
“Dane DeHaan is going to win an Oscar someday,” is a thing people keep saying to us over and over again. If you’ve seen any of his recent work it’s impossible to disagree: the dude is GOOD. His new movie Kill Your Darlings is a tragic tale of love and murder connected to the Beats’ quest for a “new vision” of literary pioneers. When we asked Dane and KYD costar Michael C. Hall who they saw as the new vision of actors, Michael pointed right at Dane. BOOM. As if that wasn’t enough here are five more reasons you should be obsessed with the guy.
We’re huge fans of Gayle Foreman‘s books around here and were thrilled when Chloe Moretz was announced as the lead in If I Stay, Foreman’s gut-wrenching tale about a Mia, a gifted cellist and high school student who’s involved in a tragic car accident. (We’d say more, but spoilers, ya know?) Fans of the book will be pleased to know that production is moving right along for the film.
“We just got our final draft of the script and I’m very happy with it,” Chloe tells VH1. Oh yeah, and she’s also doing a lot of this:
Even people who live under a rock have heard of – and read – John Green‘s poignant bestseller The Fault In Our Stars. The wonderfully realistic and heartbreaking tale of two teens in love who also happen to both have cancer topped every bestseller list imaginable and is currently being turned into a movie. And from the looks of the stars’ and author’s social media accounts, everyone is platonically in love with each other and generally best friends forever and it’s so damn cute we could cry.
Not that we’re surprised: John Green is one of the most likable public figures we’ve ever had the privilege of watching on YouTube, and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff all seem very down to earth and cool. It’s a surefire recipe for BFFship and awesomeness. Nowhere is their genuine fondness for each other more evident than on their Instagram accounts, where they all post endless adorable photos of each other. We had a hard time narrowing it down to just twenty, but these are the ones that gave us the most feels and flails and squees and tears.
You know, just like the book.
Here’s something we didn’t expect to find out when we interviewed Daniel Radcliffe: the man formerly known as Harry Potter is a huge football fan. Yes, you read that right: the British actor, whose film Kill Your Darlings is out next week, has adopted our national past time as his own. He’s even got a pick for this weekend’s big Giants-Eagles game, and spoke very passionately about who he wants to win. But which team is his favorite? You’ve got to watch the video to find out!
We had a great chat with Blair Underwood on Very VH1 yesterday, during which the actor chatted with us about his new NBC drama, Ironside. Our favorite moment was learning how Blair actually researched his role on LA Law in the 80s by spending time with President Obama…way before most of us knew who he was. Check out the amazing story in the clip above.
Pablo Schreiber is having a moment. As menacing corrections officer George “Pornstache” Mendez on Orange Is The New Black he stood out among so many amazing characters thanks to his horrifying, and at times hilarious, creepiness. With a simultaneous stint on Law & Order: SVU as serial killer William Lewis, Pablo’s perfected the art of playing monsters. Now he’s stepping out of the dark side to play good cop Virgil on Ironside, NBC’s new cop drama debuting tonight at 10/9c. (The show is actual a remake of one that aired on NBC from 1967-1975.) We chatted with the actor over the phone while he was on a break from shooting Ironside in Los Angeles and talked about fatherhood, fandoms and how Dolph Lundgren inspired that ridiculous Pornstache haircut.
At the Emmys this past Sunday, Daily Show correspondent John Oliver said what everyone was surely thinking: that we’d all rather be home watching the second to last episode of Breaking Bad. Now just a few days separate us from the final 60 minutes of Vince Gilligan‘s masterpiece, a show more addictive than the pure meth its main character sells. Every fan has a theory about how it is all going to end (including the author of this here post), and so we asked famous fans walking the Emmys red carpet to predict what happens to Walt and Jesse. Their theories gave us the chills – watch and freak out to the video above and share your predictions in the comments.
[And yes – there are spoilers. Come on now, people.]
It’s tough being a mom in Hollywood. Sure, life is luxurious and cushioned by cash, but the constant obsession with “post-baby bodies” and the scrutiny over parenting is relentless at times. We caught up with the Emmy-nominated Connie Britton, beloved actress with perfect hair and mom to toddler Yoby, who had this to say about her experiences as a mom in the spotlight.