Maybe you don’t think you know who 12 Years A Slave‘s star Chiwetel Ejiofor is (or how to pronounce his name). The thing is Chiwetel Ejiofor isn’t some overnight success story; he’s been popping up in your favorite films for…oh…more than 12 years now. To speed you up on Ejiofor’s impressive acting resumé, we’re looking back at what the last 12 years of Chiwetel Ejiofor have looked like. Spoiler alert: they’ve looked pretty damn cool.
“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:
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a heart breaker. It follows two boys, 13-year-old Mister (Skylan Brooks) and 9-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) who are left on their own in public housing one blistering hot NYC summer, facing constant hunger and the looming threats of nasty drug dealers and a group home with a terrible rep. It’s all clearly the fault of their drug-addicted prostitute mothers, one of whom is played with gritty realism by Jennifer Hudson. If it’s hard for us to watch, what was it like for Hudson, mother of 4-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr., to act?
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.
Love is in the air…or at least William Shakespeare‘s Romeo & Juliet is smack back in the middle of the zeitgeist. Orlando Bloom is currently starring opposite Condola Rashad in a new bi-racial Broadway production of the play and British cutie Douglas Booth will star will break teenaged girls’ hearts in the new film adaptation that opens this upcoming weekend.
So, what is it about Romeo & Juliet that keeps audiences coming back for more? Is it the tragic romance? Is it the beautiful blank verse? Or is it because Romeo is just so darn hot?
Is there going to be another Royal Wedding soon? Did Jaime King have a boy or a girl? What’s the most shocking thing about the sex in the new series Masters of Sex?
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!
Are we a little too Scandal-obsessed this week? Sorry, we can’t help it. But also, neither can anyone else. On the Daily Show Thursday night, Kerry Washington said it was astonishing how often real Washington insiders confessed how much they identified with the show’s story lines. And earlier this week, Jennifer Hudson starred in a Funny or Die spoof, “Scandalous,” sponsored by the White House (for the Affordable Health Care Act). When we sat down with Hudson, we asked whether she wanted an actual guest role on the ABC hit.
At this point, our Vampire Diaries-loving hearts are torn into tiny little pieces. First we were divided between Stefan and Damon, which was really hard enough. Then, we met Elijah Mikaelson, the mildly threatening but ultimately reasonable member of the Original family. Then came the deliciously dangerous Klaus, who almost stole us away from all the others with his soft side. Now that Klaus has his own spin-off, The Originals, debuting tonight at 9 pm ET on the CW, we’re getting one more rival for our love: Klaus’ offspring/friend/adversary Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). And oh man, his smile is almost as seductive as Damon’s eyes.