Did ya hear? Shutter Island – the Scorcese-directed thrilled starring Leonardo DiCaprio – scored big at the box office this weekend, raking in $40.2 million in ticket sales. According to Business Week, “It had a stronger opening weekend than any previous film directed by Scorsese or starred in by DiCaprio, including their three previous collaborations.” In short, Leo is hot sh*t right now. Add to that the news that he has rekindled things with longtime on-and-off gal pal Bar Refaeli, and it’s obvious what’s going on: the guy’s the king of the world. A shlubby, aging, dumpy king.
Bar is off in Mexico this weekend, lounging around with girlfriends while her boyfriend is off pocketing millions just because he’s learned to do a poor man’s Boston accent. Life isn’t fair for most of us, but at least we get to watch how the lucky ones live, right? As if that’s some sort of consolation. [Photo: Splash News Online]
We’d like to get our hands on the invite for the BAFTA Awards. Did some fancy font cause the stars to mistake “Formal” for “Frumpy”? We hope that was reason so many Best Dressed regulars bombed on the fashion front.
Newcomer Carey Mulligan‘s floral gown wouldn’t have been terrible if it was kept to a single floor-length layer. French darling Audrey Tautou‘s 80s-inspired bubblegum pink frock paired with a red purse and pumps was harsh on the eyes. A pouty Kristen Stewart hid her lust-worthy legs in an unflattering white Chanel gown while unsuccessfully hiding her relationship with Twilight-costar Robert Pattinson. Kate Winslet channeled 1994 in a cut-out black number. Our feelings are anything but Up in the Air about Anna Kendrick‘s ill-fitting yellow dress. Overall consensus? Yuck.
Here’s hoping the A-listers step up their game for the Oscars on March 7th. [Photos: Getty Images]
More shots from the BAFTAs below.
What’s this? More photos of Robsten trying hard not to be seen together?! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may have walked the BAFTAs red carpet alone and sat separately at the awards show last night, but the pair quickly left the after party together in a sports car, which leads us to ask: what is the f*cking point, guys?! Just come out as a couple already!
KStew and RPattz both looked incredibly awkward on the red carpet – she slouched and moped in a Chanel dress, while Rob wandered around aimlessly with his stringy hair in his face. Had they arrived together, he could have reminded her to stand up straight, while she could have pushed that mess out of his eyes. The could have even tenderly embraced (with tongues, please) when she snagged the Orange Rising Star Award.
But instead the pair had to wallow in their weirdness alone, which is particularly depressing when you’re 19 and still haven’t figured out how to stand in a dress. Oh well. At least we know they probably made up for the separation when they got back to their hotel room. [Cue fangirl squeal!]
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It’s fun to take sides in relationships of people we’ve never met, and when it comes to the Abbie Cornish-Ryan Phillippe split we’re strictly Team Abbie (it’s a reinvention of our Team Reese allegiance from a few years ago). The Bright Star actress “ended the relationship with Ryan and she moved out of their home,” this weekend, said her rep. Hmmm – just the fact that her people are commenting on the split makes us think something fishy could have gone down. Maybe there’s some truth to those rumors that Ry-Ry got his cheat on? “No comment,” said her rep. Mysterious! We’ll take that as a yes.
Ryan split from his first wife, Type A-Lister Reese Witherspoon, shortly after she won her Oscar, and his sneaky relationship with co-star Abbie was rumored to be at the heart of their relationship’s demise. Now that Abbie’s star is rising – she snagged some smaller awards for her work in Bright Star and is on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair – we can’t help but notice that their split mirrors that of Ryan and Reese. She’s starting to outshine him, he’s allegedly unfaithful…seems like Abbie should should follow in his ex’s cute shoes and focus on work and finding a hunkier, more successful partner. Also us to make a few suggestions:
- Jake Gyllenhaal: Sure he’s Reese Witherspoon’s ex and rumored to be very, very closeted. But who cares? He’s undeniably do-able, claims to be straight, rocks puppy-dog eyes, and looks fierce in a tux.
- Jackson Rathbone: the only Twi-guy who’s not taken (and is over 20), he’s got hot hair and is in a band, which means he won’t get insecure when she emerges as the stronger actor in the relationship. Also, guys look hot when playing in bands.
- Hunter Parrish: We don’t really know who this dude is, other than we keep seeing pictures of him online that give us girl-rections. He’s an actor and he’s that perfect combo of dreamy – and adorable (okay fine, dream-dorable), and that combination equals sweaty, sexy rebound in the making.
- That Dude From The Old Spice Commercial Who’s On A Horse: This shirtless mystery man has somehow managed to make a commercial about body wash sexy. Also – that’s his REAL voice! Imagine that booming in your ear in the middle of a makeout sesh. Yes please!
While the makers of The Yellow Handkerchief are likely grateful for star Kristen Stewart‘s Twilight fame—that has to put a few more pennies to the promotional budget—it must be frustrating to discover the pullquotes from her promotional appearances aren’t about her emotional roadtrip drama with William Hurt, but whether Breaking Dawn, the final chapter of the teen vampire epic, should be two films. “It would be hard to cram all of it into one movie,” she told E! News. “I mean, it looks like a ‘yes,’ but it’s still not concrete.” Hard to imagine the studio would mind dragging their cash cow out for an extra cinematic chapter.
Watch Kristen bite her lip and nervously roll her eyes in a black mini-dress alongside co-stars Hurt, Maria Bello and Eddie Redmayne in the gallery below. She just can’t help it!
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Vanity Fair‘s most recent cover folded out to reveal 9 of Hollywood’s most celebrated new starlets, but there was a glaring omission: Gabby Sidibe, who has blown the world away with her Oscar-nominated performance in Precious. Now the actress is reacting to the much-discussed snub, which many saw as a racially-fueled exclusion. She told Access Hollywood, “At first I thought, ‘Hmm, should I be there?’ Then I very quickly got over it. I think if I were a part of that shoot I would have felt a little left out anyway.”
She continued: “I would have felt a little like… whether or not I should have been there. [It] doesn’t matter, because I wasn’t on it and I’m excited to be mentioned anywhere, and it doesn’t matter to me where I’m not mentioned. I mean, I come from a world where I’m not on covers and I’m not in magazines at all. And so I was happy to be in the magazine.”
We applaud Gabby for her obvious maturity, but wished Vanity Fair had done something to shift the world toward becoming a place where she is on covers of magazines. Get with it, Graydon. [Photo: GettyImages/VanityFair]
Don’t try to paint this year’s Oscars as a Battle Of The Exes just because Avatar director James Cameron was married to The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow in the late ’80s—turns out everyone’s on the same side. “In our minds, it’s not a competition. That’s a narrative that’s imposed by others, because it’s, you know, it makes a good story,” Cameron told Charlie Rose, saying he’d love to see Bigelow win Best Director. “It’s the recognition, you know, finally the recognition catching up with the scope of her talent…I mean, I just think she’s worked so hard for so long.” Plus, Cameron could buy and sell every Oscar ever molded with the cash he’s made off Titanic (for which he won Best Director) and Avatar.
But as for Best Picture, well…he’d still like to stick that one on the mantle whether Bigelow wants it or not. “I know how hard my team worked and how much they would—how proud they would be of that accolade, you know what I mean? And look, for myself, I have already got an Oscar. I’ve got a couple of them, you know. And I respect the whole institution of the Academy Awards because it’s so—it’s the pinnacle of achievement in my chosen profession. But I don’t really need another one. But to be honored—you know, to have the team honored and for their accomplishment, that would mean so much to them.” With Bigelow and Cameron trading off accolades so far (Bigelow got the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Director, Cameron took the Golden Globe), there’s no way to say whether either will get their wish until the envelopes open next month. [via HuffPo]
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Almost two years after shooting began—and four months after its original release date—Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Shutter Island (director Martin Scorsese‘s fourth straight feature with the star), finally enjoyed its US debut last night at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater. “I have to say Shutter Island was one of the most intense, hardcore filming experiences IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever had,” the actor recently told Parade. “It was really very traumatic, and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say that about a film very often. I went to places and unearthed some things that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I was capable of.” Leo obviously doesn’t hold it against the director though; the pair plan to reteam for biopics of both Frank Sinatra and Theodore Roosevelt. These two just can’t get enough of each other.
Attending alongside Marty and Leo were co-stars Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, along with fans like AnnaLynne McCord, Mick Jagger and Mira Sorvino. See what they wore in the gallery below.
Megan “Toe Thumbs” Fox has always rubbed us the wrong way, probably because we’re the kind of gal who gets easily jealous of people whose beauty is so perfect it looks as if it was created in a science lab. Turns out, we’re exactly the kind of girl Megan Fox doesn’t like. In an interview with W magazine, she opens up about her numerous insecurities and general quirks, and we were shocked when we found that after reading it all, we actually hated her a wee bit less. “I don’t trust people in this industry,” says Fox, “but I especially don’t trust girls in this industry, because it’s incredibly competitive, and I’m just not interested.”
We get it! Were we in an industry where we were judged solely on our looks, we’d probably hate everyone too. Meg also comes across as surprisingly humble (crazy, we know!). She says of her acting career: “I wasn’t born with a talent for doing this, I just was born with a need to do it,” and describes herself as extremely maternal, complete with fears that she may never be able to pop a kid out. “I worry that because I’ve always wanted [kids] so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them, even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment,” she says earnestly. “And you know, the people who hate kids and don’t want kids always end up having 50 of them.”
Wow. We LOLed at that. She’s dark, she’s funny, she’s…likable? Could it really be? Just when we were on the fence, we came across this moment in the story, and were officially sold on ol’ Meggie Blue Eyes. “My main weakness is nerves,” says Megan. “I have no confidence, and because of that I’m always second-guessing myself.”
Yep, we don’t just like the girl, we downright love her. [Photo: GettyImages]
Awards season 2010 is set to come to a close in three weeks at the Oscars, when the stars of Hollywood cram their freshly nipped and tucked bods into the Kodak Theater and golf clap for each others success while sh*t-talking privately in the bathroom. At least that’s how we imagine it going down. But before this magical night, all the nominees get together for a luncheon celebrating their remarkable achievements of looking pretty on film/making others look pretty on film. Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan, Gabby Sidibe, Jeff Bridges and other contenders gathered for the annual affair at the Beverly Hilton yesterday and posed like pros for the cameras. What we want to know is: With only a few weeks to go until the red carpet arrivals, did anyone actually eat anything?