The number of TV shows and movies that involve a slovenly (but usually lovable and funny) guy paired up with a hot, sexy woman is huge. King of Queens, Knocked Up, Entourage, According to Jim, and now Grown Ups are all admissable in this category. If you were a foreigner looking in on American culture, you’d think that all women must be size 2 models whose only desires in a mate are a sense of humor and lack of vanity.
Cut to the premiere of Grown Ups, where this adage proves true, not only onscreen, but off. The male stars of this film couldn’t be bothered to even dress up for the red carpet (to be fair, David Spade and Rob Schneider look nice, but the rest of them – yeesh). Meanwhile, all the women in attendance looked hot and completely out of their league. Salma Hayek would still look more amazing than any of those men if she wore her Frida Kahlo unibrow and her Vampire’s Assistant beard. Need a closer look at the gender disparity? Take a gander at our gallery for proof.
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This is it, the biggest day in Twilight fandom (well, until Breaking Dawn comes out): the Twilight saga: Eclipse premiere! TheFABlife team is covering the premiere from the red carpet in Los Angeles as well as from our blog headquarters to give you the most complete Eclipse coverage possible.
We’ve partnered with some of our favorite Twilight bloggers and Twitter sites in our live chat above and we’ll have a live stream of the red carpet courtesy of the MTV Movies Blog rolling at 9:30pm EST/6:30 PT. We wanna hear from you so jump in and start chatting with us and say hello to our partner pals who will be joining us: @kstewartnews, @calliopeblabs, Letters to Twilight, RobPattzNews, Spunk Ransom, Twilightish and Twitarded!
When we’re not busy interviewing Kristen Stewart about what kind of pie she wants to bake us, we’ll be tweeting updates from the premiere red carpet and posting tons of red carpet pics, polls and gossip all night.
Check us out in the chat and on Twitter – @theFABlife. You can also contribute to our chat by tweeting #EclipseVh1.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt did good! He’s obviously come a long way from 3rd Rock from the Sun taking the lead in indie-gone-huge films like (500) Days of Summer. Now, the actor’s romantic graph seems to be sky-rocketing as much as his career. Joseph’s dating Devon Aoki, a drop-dead gorgeous Japanese-American model/actress. You remember her as the super-hottie in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City. She’s also the Benihana heiress.
They were spotted kissing at the Bing party at Boa Steakhouse in LA. A source told The New York Post, “They were holding hands, kissing and telling everyone they were a couple.” Aoki previously dated rocker Lenny Kravitz and Gordon-Levitt was in a relationship with Julia Stiles.
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In a photo seemingly taken from behind a patch of tall grass, some gracious paparazzi snapped one of Earth’s most gorgeous bipeds, none other than Mr. Robert Pattinson (photos). A mere 24 hours before his much-anticipated Eclipse red carpet appearance, RPattz was on the set of Water For Elephants shooting with an unusually tough-skinned co-star. Our man has never looked as drop-dead (sorry Team Edward) as he does in this film, so here’s hoping the sneaky paps continue their mid-bush stakeouts. [Photo: Splash News Online]
We’ll be covering every second of today’s Eclipse premiere, live from the red carpet, right here on TheFABlife. We want your questions for the Eclipse cast so leave us a comment and tell us what you want us to ask. Follow all the premiere action here and on Twitter - @ us and say hi!
Welcome to part 2 of our little chat with Ms. Dakota Fanning, who in another lifetime would be that one popular girl at school who is also insanely nice. You know that girl – the perfect one no one can loathe because she’s so damn cool? Yeah, that’s our DF. We finished our precious 6 minutes together chatting about her BFF Kristen Stewart, who is apparently the most adorably domestic 20 year old in all of Los Angeles. We asked Dakota about the girliest thing the pair has ever done together and, well, you’ll have to watch the clip to find out what it is.
Hint: it involves Kristen in an apron (or so we imagine).
Robert Pattinson (photos) swooners rejoice! Not only does Remember Me hit the DVD racks today and Eclipse hit theaters next week, but we’ve also gathered 30 of RPattz’s sexiest looks into one easily digestible post. Though we’re sure he’d never consider himself a “fashionisto,” somehow he rocks “sloppily thrown together” like no other man in Hollywood. Whether he’s spruced up in a tux for the Oscars, donning a slim-fitted suit for a premiere, or dressed down in plaid and Adidas for the airport, Rob always gets the ladies in a tizzy. Here’s why (bibs for droolage required):
1. Shiny New Penny
2. Blazin’ Blue
3. Plaid Punk
4. Capped and Classy
5. Wild Abandon
6. Ahoy, Patty!
7. Cable Knit Cutie
8. Trés Chic
9. Street Casual
10. Two Thumbs Up
11. Gorg In Gray
12. A Solid Investment
13. Nom Nom Navy
15. Lovely in Linen
16. Midnight Delight
17. Boozin’ in Brown
18. Blacked Out
19. Hottie in a Hoodie
20. James Dean Double Take
21. Hot Coals
22. Be My Bel Ami
23. Tantalizing in Tokyo
24. Wool Wonder
25. Chico Muy Guapo
26. Velvet N’ Leather
27. Ball O’ Pattz
28. Unshaven & Shaggy
29. Lanky Cedric
30. Bearded Bob
The Last Station
On the one hand, this is an old-fashioned costume drama complete with stiff collars and an impressive amount of facial furniture. Station tells the story of Leo Tolstoy, the Russian author of War & Peace whose philosophy of passive resistance inspired Gandhi and Martin Luther King. On the other, Station is a tale of skullduggery and dirty tricks, as Tolstoy’s wife spars with the followers hoping to profit from the dying writer’s final testament. Sporting a beard that resembles Niagara Falls, Christopher Plummer is splendid as the noble Russian who enjoyed playing dress-up as a peasant, while Helen Mirren nearly acts her corset off as Mrs. T. Both were nominated for Oscars. James McAvoy watches the old pros from the sidelines and takes notes. The twinkly Atonement star strikes some memorable sparks of his own off a comely Tolstoy disciple, played by real-life wife Anne-Marie Duff.
Extras: Plummer and Mirren appear on the commentary track with writer-director Michael Hoffman (Soapdish). Outtakes and a documentary on Plummer’s career, a wild ride from The Sound of Music to the present.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!
We sat down with Dakota Fanning recently while the young actress was doing press for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse in New York. Amazingly, we managed to avoid gawking at the starlet long enough to ask her a few questions about her role as Jane in the Twilight franchise, her friendship with co-star Kristen Stewart and how she handles the paparazzi that stalk her and her celebrity pals. We’ve got the first clip above – check back tomorrow for the second half of our interview. And now, to answer your burning questions about Dakoters (as we like to call her):
- Yes, she is totally poised, pleasant and gives off an air of being much older than she is.
- Yes, she was wearing a pair of killer, strappy gray heels and skinny jeans.
- Yes, she is a waif.
- And yes, she kind of intimidated us even though she’s half our age.
Amanda Bynes has quit acting at the ripe young age of 24. The former actress announced the news on Twitter, tweeting in quick succession:
Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem.
If I don’t love something anymore, I stop doing it.
I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it.
I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.
Kinda weird because just last week she tweeted that her idols are “Marilyn Monroe (RIP) and Angelina Jolie.” Bynes hasn’t been in a movie since Hairspray in 2007. She added, “I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been a part of. I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play.”
So is that a hint that she’s going to start… scriptwriting? Directing? Something besides tweeting? [Photo: Getty Images]