At last night’s party for the GQ Men of the Year, our friends over at MTV News asked a very important question: Who would win in a fight, GQ’s Men or People’s Sexiest Men?
“I’ll take on the whole entire cast of Parks and Recreation. I’ll leave Justin [Timberlake] to take care of Glee and Jimmy Fallon could karate-chop the rest of those guys,” GQ honoree Jay-Z joked. And Joe Manganiello, who made People’s list of 25 Sexy Chests to Be Thankful For (amen!), had the most brilliant idea: “I think we should do it for charity!”
While we get in line for tickets to that one (please, powers that be, make it happen!), let’s take a look at some of the hottest fashions on display at last night’s festivities, from men (the likes of Kellan Lutz, Armie Hammer and Josh Hutcherson) and women (Minka Kelly, Sarah Silverman, Emma Roberts and more).
While our own Kate Spencer was interviewing Mike Welch on the Breaking Dawn black carpet on Monday, they were interrupted by the piercing sound of fans noticing the arrival of Robert Pattinson. Mike, whose character Mike has also grown used to girls reactions to Edward, joked about what it must be like for Rob to live with that kind of daily reaction to your existence.
“That’s his life. That’s every day for him,” he remarked. “This is once a year for me. He goes into Starbucks and that happens.”
Mike admires the way RPattz and Kristen Stewart have managed their mega-fame through the years. “He handles it like a champ, because he is just a self-deprecating human being and he doesn’t really take any of it seriously, so he’s just like, whatever,” he said. “Kristen doesn’t care at all. She just wants to make movies. It’s pretty amazing that those two people were put in this position. It’s crazy.”
And though he’s not the kind of star to make girls scream on the street, Mike is very grateful for what his Twilight fame has allowed him to do. “I got to go with the USO and go to Germany and hang out with the military and the military families over there,” he said. He’s also been fundraising for the Thirst Project. “I got to do a campaign and raise money just from Twilight fans, where we were able to raise enough money to build a clean water well in a small country in Africa called Swaziland. I’m going to be going there in two weeks to visit the community where we built this well.
“How many people get to be in that position where to contribute something that positive?” he asked. “It’s cool to be in that position.”
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Multiple reports are coming in as we speak stating that Demi Moore has filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher, after six years of marriage.
Not that anyone’s surprised, mind you. We are still sad, however. After all, we hoped that camping trip and those Kabbalah center visits were working to heal the wounds opened after Ashton’s much-publicized tryst with Sara Leal. Not to mention the ones inflicted by totally unsourced rumors that Ashton was the father of January Jones’ baby.
“As a woman, a mother and a wife, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life,” Demi said in a statement.
Shortly after the announcement, Ashton tweeted, “I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and Light, AK.”
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This has been a year for huge weddings. (Or a huge year for weddings?) There was the royal one across the pond, the royal “fairytale” of Kris and Kim, and of course, Bella and Edward’s long-awaited walk down the aisle this week. But remember back when music’s Queen B and one half of the Throne tied the knot in almost-secret three years ago? Pregnancy seems to have made Beyonce less shy about her private life. Among the many home videos showing B’s absolutely amazing life that accompany the video of her live performance of “I Was Here” at Roseland Ballroom in August, there is a quick glimpse of her in the gown. Even all grainy, with B clearly not wearing makeup, she is pretty stunning in the strapless, gathered dress. Maybe now that she’s shown this much, we can one day see the finished product? We’ll keep wishing, anyway.
Though some of us are old and long-married, we still enjoy a little fantasy gown shopping once in a while, so we’d like to ask …
And yeah, feel free to come back and vote after you’ve seen Breaking Dawn Part 1.
In “Now That I’ve Found You,” Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald perfectly capture the bliss of being newly wed: “I love you sleeping with your socks on/ I love you laughing in our house,” they croon together, him in his Rod Stewart-esque voice, her with a soft country sound. You absolutely get the feeling it was recorded by two people in that stage of their relationship where they can’t stand to be apart for a minute, so they start picking up each other’s work and pastimes. And to hear Nikki talk about it, that’s exactly what it was.
“We just wrote it and recorded it all in this whirlwind week, and we discovered that we love working together,” she told TheFABlife. “And that’s really great. I don’t know if it’s true, but I read this statistic that couples that stay together are the ones that can create together, and to know that you can do that with someone is pretty cool.”
So, it sounds like a collaboration that will continue. Does Nikki want to start lobbying for the soundtrack of Breaking Dawn Part 2?
“Gosh, I don’t want to be recorded as saying I want to be in the soundtrack, but that would be incredible,” she laughed. Listen to the song after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments!
As we wind down Breaking Dawn Superfan Week, today’s featured guest is surprisingly not a blogger, not in the traditional sense anyway. “Rivers” sticks to the microblog, tweeting and retweeting massive amounts of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart news @RKdaily. But brief is not the nature of Rivers’ love for the franchise that launched Robsten. See for yourself.
TheFABlife: When did you first fall in love with Twilight?
Rivers: In 2008, I kept seeing the Twilight book cover in stores. I asked my friend about it and the second “vampires” came out of her mouth, I pretty much tuned her out. She reassured me with, “It’s about vampires but it’s not really about vampires,” which I found is ironically, very true. I fell in love with the books, and when the first Twilight movie was released a few months later, I couldn’t wait for the sequel to start filming.
TFL: What’s the moment you can’t wait to see in Breaking Dawn (1 or 2)?
Rivers: I’m not big into automobiles, but I would love to see the quirky scenes of Bella trying to get around in ridiculous missile-proof cars in the beginning of Breaking Dawn. For Breaking Dawn Part 1, I don’t think I’m alone when I say the honeymoon scene. You have two characters that have overcome so much together, yet haven’t been able to share this aspect of their relationship, until now. For Breaking Dawn Part 2, I’m all about seeing how Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson portray their characters as new parents.
TFL: How many times have you read the books? How many times have you seen the previous movie?
Rivers: I’ve read the series two or three times, with the exception of the monster that is Breaking Dawn (which I’ve fully read once, and skimmed through a second time). If I remember correctly, I saw Twilight in theaters at least five times, New Moon three times and Eclipse twice. I’ve never been more grateful to live near a cheaply priced theater. Like the rest of my favorite movies, I’ll put the DVD on in the background while I’m doing something else. However, I can say that it’s been a while since I’ve watched Twilight and Eclipse DVDs without the actors’ hysterical commentary. They. Are. Golden.
TFL: How many times do you plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1?
Rivers: For now, I just have plans for one showing. If I go more will depend on if I can stomach the *spoiler* birth scene and *not a spoiler* the wigs. Who am I kidding? I’ll see it again.
Does Lady Gaga “wee in the rubbish bin” or “pee in a trash can”? Well, either way, we are massively amused by Gaga’s latest talk-show revelation.
On the U.K.’s Alan Carr Chatty Man show, she told the host, “I do quite often pee in the dressing room, in the trash can. It would have been an interesting photo today because I had a big pink bow on, and I was over the trash can.”
Well, we kind of get it. Gaga probably has about six wardrobe changes on any given day. And going from one outlandish getup to another probably takes up so much time, she doesn’t have much time to skip off to the, err, loo.
“The bathroom is down the hall,” she explained yesterday. “And I was naked. It was just me, my bow and my nakedness. Me and my dustbin have a very important relationship.”
This now surpasses our previous favorite Lady Gaga bathroom story — the one about Jo Calderone using the men’s room backstage at the VMAs. Because really, the ladies room is for commoners, right?
Nikki Reed caught some flak from the media and the Twilight fan community this week, when excerpts of her interview with Seventeen magazine came out and she admitted that the cast members are “not all best friends.” Well, when we had the chance to sit down with the one and only Rosalie Hale we asked her to elaborate a bit, before we all jump to conclusions about strife on the set.
“It’s easy to take any simple, honest, not-negative statement and make it negative,” she said of the quote. “If you think about it, this cast has had so little drama. The press tries to take whatever they can and make it into something, even if it’s just a really silly statement. They’re like, ‘Oh my god, that’s bad!’ But if you think about it, what I was trying to say wasn’t bad at all.
At this point, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are as subtle about their never-officially-admitted-to relationship as Jessica Simpson was about her pregnancy. The pair could not keep their hands off each other at the London premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 today. Jeez, if it were anyone else, we’d be telling them to get a room. But it’s Robsten, so we want more. Even Taylor Lautner didn’t seem to mind. We’re kind of torn about whether we love Kristen’s black Roberto Cavalli from this premiere better than Monday night’s J. Mendel. Monday’s was edgier, today’s is more flattering. Maybe? Well, you tell us.
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Ever since The Descendants hit the film festival circuit this summer, people have been talking about the breakout performance of Shailene Woodley and how she’ll likely be a Supporting Actress Oscar contender this year. Fans of ABC Family’s Secret Life of the American Teenager were way ahead of the game in recognizing the 20-year-old actress’ talent. But after seeing her portray George Clooney‘s daughter as they prepare to take her mother off of life support and search for said mother’s boyfriend on the side, the rest of us will be getting onboard. Believe the hype, people.
“I saw a couple hundred girls for that part and she’s the only one who came close, in my opinion,” Descendants director Alexander Payne told TheFABlife. “I didn’t have an also ran. … She just came in and knocked my socks off. My mental model had been a young Debra Winger — that look, that fire and vulnerability in her eyes. I didn’t find Debra Winger, I found this gal. She has her own version of that package of fire and vulnerability. She’s going places. And she’s nice as pie.”
The feeling is mutual, apparently. “The set was so phenomenal, and I think it all goes to Alexander,” Shailene said. “He’s such a happy, phenomenal human being on this planet. And then George, obviously, who was never in his trailer, and always on set and never did makeup and no personal trainer. Was just the coolest, most down to earth guy you could ever imagine and I think it was those two that really created such a happy atmosphere. … It was a bunch of artists coming to work every day. Everyone came to set with the same mindset of gratitude.”