Joaquin Phoenix, rapping beardo no more. A year after his announced retirement, bizarre hip-hop performances and incoherent Letterman interview, the Walk The Line Oscar nominee is quietly returning to the world of acting. Reintroducing his clean-shaven face in a January charity video with Miley Cyrus, Phoenix showed up at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party Sunday, having told The Hollywood Reporter he was considering new roles. Now Slumdog Millionaire‘s sound designer Resul Pookutty has let slip that Phoenix might be playing Edgar Allen Poe in an adaptation of The Beautiful Cigar Girl.
So what happened to the Captain Crazypants of March 2009? Many have suspected that Phoenix’s public meltdown was a hoax all along, which would help explain why brother-in-law Casey Affleck was filming the spectacle (after the death of River Phoenix you’d think the family wouldn’t be cavalier about these things). If the public cynicism scuttled their plans to the punk the world, Joaquin may have just been hiding out until we’d forgotten all about his kooky antics. But with the actor’s actor joining Miley’s entourage, we wouldn’t be surprised if he still has a games to play.
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Pals and co-stars Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart stepped out last night to celebrate the LA premiere of their new film, The Runaways. While Robert Pattinson was too busy to attend, Taylor Lautner was on hand to represent the Twilight posse, along with co-star Scout Taylor-Compton and original Runaways Joan Jett and Cherry Currie. Both Fanning (who’s looking who to get past child stardom) and Stewart (hungry for a vamp-free hit) have a lot of riding on this movie, but which star had the hotter look at the premiere? Check out the gallery and let us know in our TheFABLife Poll.
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Two weeks ago, TheFABLife scored an invite to the Remember Me press day, where we sat down with Robert Pattinson himself to discuss his latest departure from Edward Cullen. As we focused on not fainting in his presence (and yes, RPattz is just as beautiful in person), our ears perked when he raved about his onscreen sister, 11-year-old Ruby Jerins, of “Nurse Jackie.” The interaction between the two of them was undoubtedly our favorite part of the film. When asked how he channeled that chemistry with such a young actress, Pattinson said:
“She did everything; I mean completely. … She’s phenomenal. She’s going to be a massive actress. She’s the best improviser I’ve ever met. … She’s kind of like one of those weird, hyper-intelligent, hyper-mature kids. … She’s so easy to act with, you don’t have to do anything – just look at her. It’s the first time since the day I began acting where I just feel completely unselfconscious, because I could feel that she wasn’t at all and it rubs off on me.”
Quite the high praise from Mr. Pattinson! Is Ruby Dakota 2.0? If so, let’s hope she’s not wailing into a mic whilst donning lingerie four years from now. [Photo: Summit Entertainment]
Yesterday we presented a 10-second teaser of the much-anticipated Eclipse trailer. Here we have 82 more seconds of icy Edward proclaiming his love to Bella, shirtless Jacob doing the same, and Bella torn between two heartthrobs. We can hardly sympathize with Bella’s situation, however, we can all agree it’d be a pain in the neck to have vengeful Victoria out for your blood. Watch the trailer, drool, cry, quiver, repeat.
Oh, come on! Another awards show for movie stars after the Oscars? You gotta be kidding! Well, not quite. Despite the attendance of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hugh Grant and Michelle Rodriguez—who had her trademark leather jacket on over her gown, you go Michelle—Abu Dhabi’s Laureus Awards celebrated the accomplishments of our world’s greatest athletes, including Tony Hawk, Monica Seles and Julius Irving. Who knew Kevin Spacey and Kyle MacLachlan had such love for the game? Or, for that matter, the United Arab Emirates?
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Jennifer Garner‘s the type of celebrity mom who seemingly juggles it all — family, career and a Hollywood-esque bod. Not only does she have a role in the upcoming ensemble pic Valentine’s Day (who doesn’t?), she always seems to squeeze in time for her daughters. Recent photographs have shown the A-list actress carrying out regular mom-like activities like picking daughter Violet up from school and hanging out at public playgrounds. Pictured here is Jen’s youngest, Seraphina. Can you spot 10 differences in the two pics above? [Photo: Splash News Online]
As Renner advertises, “I’m single — and looking.”
Oscar nominee for An Education Carey Mulligan may be in a relationship with Shia LaBeouf, but Oscar-bash photos in a British publication make it clear that her options are open. Mulligan turned super-touchy when Jeremy Renner stopped to say hi at Vanity Fair‘s Oscar afterparty, and witnesses say it’s clear there were sparks.
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VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden had the enviable job of talking to Zac Efron at the Oscars Red Carpet on Sunday and she brought up our favorite Efron-related topic: his thick tresses. (Sorry if you were expecting us to say High School Musical or Vanessa Hudgens.) In our mind, Zac, who presented the award for Best Sound Editing, is single-handedly responsible for an entire generation of tween boy hairstyles and he dished on his (literally) dirty secret about caring for it — he’s not a big fan of shampooing.
Ugly Betty may be coming to an end, but America Ferrera isn’t going away. The actress was at the premiere of her new film Our Family Wedding in NYC last night, along with co-stars Regina King, Forest Whitaker, Lance Gross, Charlie Murphy and Carlos Mencia. It shouldn’t be too long before she hits the carpet again—her How To Train Your Dragon comes out later this month.
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It’s heeeere! Summit Entertainment has just released a sneak peek of the official Eclipse teaser trailer to be released tomorrow morning. In just 10 seconds, they appease both Twi-hard teams, with Jacob’s bulging abs and a pillow-talkin’ Edward.
Check back early tomorrow for an extended glimpse of the third installment of The Twilight Saga.