What. The. F-Word. USA (yes, the TV network) hosted something called the Character Approved Awards last night in NYC, which honors innovative players who are “shaping our culture.” Oddly enough, a strange mix of A Listers (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gabby Sidibe) and F-Listers (Tiffani Thiessen, Piper Perabo, Tinsley Mortimer, Constantine Maroulis and his butt-shaped chin) showed up to toast them, and everyone – regardless of their star power – looked like sh*t.
Let’s start with Piper Perabo’s bizarre, neck-contorting pose and swollen lips, which resulted in a horrific, unintentional Brittany Murphy impression (RIP). Then there’s Gabby Sidibe’s outfit, which would be appropriate for a gal shopping with her friends at the mall, but for an Oscar nominee?! She should be milking her buzz for what it’s worth, and what it’s worth is thousands of dollars of free designer clothes. And then there’s Maggie. Poor, frizzy-haired, ugly hipster dress-wearin’ Maggie. We’re taking back her Queen of Alt Fashion crown and selling it to our favorite vintage store here in Brooklyn. She does not deserve the honor anymore, what with this disastrous look.
Some of the other D-Listers lurking around looked fine, but what right do they have to even walk the red carpet anymore? No offense, Tiffani (AMBER) Thiessen, but you went out of style the second you ditched Zack Morris for your boss at The Max. Time to head back into obscurity where you belong. [Photo: GettyImages]
Either William H. Macy went crazy with the Botox or Matt Damon was sporting a slight ‘stache at last night’s Green Zone premiere in New York. The lipbrow wasn’t just some follicle fun, though—Damon apparently has a very important role coming that requires skeevy facial hair. Good thing Damon made Invictus and his new Iraq drama with Bourne director Paul Greengrass between The Informant! and his next ‘stache attack: we don’t want to get to the point where we assume he’ll be hiding the pretty behind one of these. His agent probably doesn’t want us to, either.
Also attending last night’s event were stars like Julia Stiles, Amy Ryan and Howard Stern. See what they wore in the gallery below.
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The fashion at the world premiere of Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland was just as dark as his gothic interpretation of Lewis Carroll‘s classic tale. Aussie newcomer Mia Wasikowska (Alice) held her own alongside silver screen veterans Anne Hathaway (The White Queen) and Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen). Wasikowska wore an open-backed laced gown, Hathaway sex’d it up in a slinky bronze dress, and Bonham Carter donned an expectedly kooky ensemble. Which Wonderland star looked the most glamorous? [Photo: Getty Images]
More shots of Burton’s darlings below, as well as Johnny Depp, Avril Lavigne, and models Lily Cole and Daisy Lowe.
Angelina Jolie is hard at work on the Paris set of The Tourist, her new film with Johnny Depp, but the glow of her reconciliation with father Jon Voight shines on. Though his tendency to babble to the media is what got him exiled in the first place, the elder Oscar winner couldn’t help but tell Radar how happy he is after meeting up with Brangelina and the kids in Venice. “I’ve been waiting so long to hug my grandchildren and it was amazing, they are the most beautiful, loving kids you could imagine and I’m not just saying that because I’m their grandfather, they really are something special. Angelina and Brad are so happy together and they are the most amazing, loving parents I’ve ever seen. It truly moved me to see how Angie is as a mom, I am so proud of her—she has so much love to give and to share with the children and with Brad.”
This effusive praise is a far cry from when he accused Jolie of “serious mental problems” in 2002. “We’ve been working towards a full reconciliation for a while,” he admitted. “Angie had to feel it was the right time to bring me into the lives of her and the kids and after some work she decided the moment had arrived.” How long before he starts wearing a “MADDOX’S AND SHILOH’S AND PAX’S AND ZAHARA’S AND KNOX’S AND VIVIENNE’S GRANDPA” t-shirt?
Watch Angelina at work in the gallery below.
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Last year’s 2009 reunion of Matt Damon with his Ocean’s 11 director Steven Soderbergh failed to get the attention it deserves. Maybe it’s something to do with that moustache. Damon plays a senior VP at Archers Daniels Midland who gets wind that the food giant has been screwing its customers through price fixing. He approaches the FBI and agrees to get the dirt on his bosses. As Informant! progresses, however, it becomes clear that the shifty Whitacre is ducking, diving, and protecting his own secrets. Revisiting Erin Brockovich territory, this true story of corporate jiggery-pokery is always gripping. If the Julia Roberts movie was about human triumph, Damon’s brilliant award-worthy performance shows that doing the right thing isn’t the same as being a hero. Corporations and humans, it seems, are always going to be flawed entities. With Joel McHale, Scott Bakula and Melanie Lynskey.
Extras: Deleted scenes.
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While a red-leather warm-up suit is still arguably a suit (and certainly sharper than director Kevin Smith‘s flapping denim shorts), Tracy Morgan‘s red leather ensemble certainly stuck out at the premiere of Cop Out in NYC last night, his new buddy cop movie with Bruce Willis (who prefers to save his clowning for Letterman appearances and chose a more traditional business suit for the event). Considering how much the poster for Cop Out suggests the tagline his 30 Rock character’s classic Black Cop/White Cop (“One does the duty; the other gets the booty!”), maybe he pulled a “What Would Tracy Jordan Do?” when rummaging through his wardrobe. You know he’d approve of that monogrammed medallion.
Also attending the premiere were Seann William Scott, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jane Krakowski, Adam Brody and Kelly Ripa. See what they wore in the gallery below (seriously, Kevin Smith…lose the shorts).
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You have no idea how much Kevin Costner loves scarves. The Oscar-winning triple threat (his Dances With Wolves beat Martin Scorsese‘s GoodFellas for Best Picture and Best Director twenty years ago, remember?) has recently set his sights on the music industry, releasing an album, Untold Truths, with his band Modern West in 2008 (why doesn’t he just start a supergroup with Kevin Bacon, Dennis Quaid, and Bruce Willis? Call it The Late Eighties—Billy Bob Thornton wasn’t famous then, but let him drum anyway!). As Modern West tours across Europe, we can’t help but notice that renaissance man Costner (we apologizing for wasting the phrase on a mere musician/actor like the mohawked Jared Leto earlier) likes to wear scarves. All the time. Everywhere. If it’s not a formal affair or time to go on stage, Kevin Costner will have a scarf on. OK, sometimes he wears them on stage too.
Peep what we’re talking about in the gallery below. Next time you see a graying hipster at your local coffee shop, take a closer look—you may be staring at The Postman.
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Considering the Writers Guild Of America Awards involve the greatest accomplishments in the field of writing, it’s no surprise a lot of folks at Saturday’s ceremony looked like they spend a lot of time sitting down (hey, we’re not judging—like we have any place to—just saying). So it was nice of Mila Kunis to hand out the award for Best Animation and give the affair a little starlet glamour. At the very least, everyone should be glad co-presenter Seth MacFarlane‘s outfit wasn’t nearly as low-cut.
30 Rock and Mad Men unsurprising took trophies for Best Comedy and Best Drama, while The Hurt Locker and Up In The Air respectively won Best Original and Adapted Screenplay—definitely something to consider when making your Oscar prediction pool if you haven’t already. See who else attended the guild’s bi-coastal soiree in the gallery below.
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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]