Drew Barrymore‘s first shot at directing is a lot like the lady itself. It’s mildly rebellious and pretty darned charming. Ellen Page is the Texas teen who joins the rough ‘n’ tumble world of roller-derby. She reinvents herself as Babe Ruthless and tears up the track in Austin’s bohemia, while keeping her new life a secret from a mother (Marcia Gay Harden) who would prefer she stick to beauty pageants. The derby action looks like a lot of fun and the colorful characters it attracts are fun to hang out with. With Juliette Lewis (deliciously evil as the circuit’s Wicked Witch), Jimmy Fallon, Eve, and Barrymore herself.
Extras: Deleted scenes and trailers.
- By C. Bottomley
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Jon Gosselin was spotted tubbing at Sundance…and he’s never looked better! Woops, that’s Ryan Gosling in the photo, who was tubing in Utah yesterday to promote Blue Valentine (Gosselin, who may or may not be tubbing, is only at the Festival to raid gifting lounges). Valentine, a non-chronoligical chronicle of a modern marriage, is the Oscar nominee’s first movie in over two years, following his dismissal from The Lovely Bones (way to dodge that bullet) and time spent singing along with Silverlake children’s choirs in his indie group Dead Man’s Bones. Michelle Williams—who plays Gosling’s wife in the film—also braved the winter cold for the party, though sadly she did not join Gosling and 5-year-old co-star Faith Wladyka in the snowy sporting. Watch the fun in the gallery below.
Gerard Butler may canoodle on the red carpet with Jennifer Aniston and go to dinner with Jessica Simpson, but he isn’t dating either of them—at least not exclusively. Paparazzi saw the 300 star walk up to a violinist on the street in Venice Beach last night, make out with the woman, and then walk away with a wave (TMZ has the video). Honestly, with superstar studs like Butler, we’re surprised they aren’t spotted taking walk-by smooches more often, but this will probably put the kibosh on any rumors that Butler and his Bounty Hunter co-star are doing more than posing for steamy photos together.
Then again, it’s not like tabloids are going to run out of reasons (or, judging from his amorous antics, opportunities) to attach Butler to as many ladies as they can. The actor will play Scottish poet Robert Burns in an upcoming biopic, and the director promises to deliver a lot more than solilquoies. “Gerard and I are both totally committed to the film,” Vadim Jean told the Sunday Mail. “There’s plenty of sex and nude scenes in it. He was a notorious rake of his time. We are not whitewashing Burns by any means.” Wait, who’s the rake again—Butler or Burns? By the time this film comes out, we may have seen everything Butler has to show anyway.
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The stars must’ve known the weekly award shows were beginning to wear on us. Hollywood’s hottest women shook things up by giving us an extra strength dose of lumps and bumps at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kate Hudson sizzled in a white backless gown, while Penelope Cruz and Lea Michele of “Glee” opted for revealing necklines. We’ve rounded up the six sexiest ladies who strolled the red carpet at the SAG Awards. Enjoy.
6. Anna Paquin
We have mixed feelings about the loud print of the dress, but the frock fit the “True Blood” actress like a glove.
Top five foxy ladies after the jump!
True story: the last time we visited L.A., we were in a restaurant when our friend casually said “Hey, James Franco is in the parking lot,” and within four seconds we had bolted out the door to look for him. Not to talk to him, mind you, we just wanted to admire him from a short distance. That’s also why we watch Mad Men, to admire Jon Hamm through the magical picture box. You can imagine how we felt when our eyes feasted on this photo from last night’s Sundance Film Festival premiere of Howl. Franco portrays Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the film, and Hamm plays his attorney. We don’t object.
For more pics from the film, which also stars David Strathairn, Treat Williams, and Mary-Louise Parker, check out our gallery. [Photos: Getty Images]
For the last year, Gabourey Sidibe‘s star has risen higher than she probably ever thought possible due to her star turn in Precious. The awesome thing is that. as famous as she’s become, she is completely unaffected, in addition to being an amazing soundbite machine. One recent interview in the Daily Mail was a gem though, and we pulled some of our favorite quotes to prove our point.
On what it was like being a newcomer working with seasoned performers: “There were definitely no egos during filming and it was so exciting working with people I consider to be heroes. I just spent most of my time pretending that I actually belonged there.”
On Mariah Carey‘s prep for her role: “It wasn’t a big deal for me to dress down for the part. Mariah had it all stripped away and she had to put on the uglies every day!”
On her new fame: “I’m aware that people want to be friends for shady reasons and a lot of boys have suddenly come out of the woodwork, wanting to be with me. I’m thinking: ‘Do you really believe I’m that dumb?’”
On where she gets her sense of humor: “My mom was so proud of me in the film, but she laughed at inappropriate times.”
On meeting Oprah Winfrey: “I was on her show, so I know there’s documentary evidence of me having been there, but I can’t even begin to remember what she said. She’s such an icon, I kind of blacked out.”
We totally would black out if we met Opes, too, Gabby! If you have any other fun stories you want to share or if you just wanna hang out, call us – seriously.
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Yes. Yes, we are 100% out of our minds excited to watch Robert Pattinson seduce a bunch of hot chicks in his new movie Bel Ami, which goes into production this winter. Who isn’t? Sure he’s awkward, but that’s what makes him sooo0 sexy (insert coo here) and we’re tired of sitting through hours of Twilight books and movies only to see him grunt out a kiss or two (yep, we’re counting the days until the Breaking Dawn movie(s) for one reason and one reason only). We want some hardcore, XXX RPattz action!
Okay, so Bel Ami isn’t a porno, but it’ll suffice. Apparently our lil’ Brit plays a shady guy who sleeps his way through every hot woman in Paris, seducing and using ‘em as he goes. Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristen Scott Thomas are lined up to play his paramours, and Life&Style reveals that, “one of his sex romps with Christina finds both their characters surprised by the intensity of the racy encounter.” Um, yay?
Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are definitely invading each other’s personal space in the just-released stills from The Runaways. As Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, respectively, the talented actresses sizzle in their jumpsuits, platforms, and mullets. Take a closer look below. [Photo: Apparition]
The Runaways trailer after the jump.
Jessica Simpson may be taking time away from her country music career, but judging from her outfit at last night’s Extraordinary Measures premiere in Hollywood, she hasn’t lost that country style; her shoulder-padded suit-jacket over see-through black turtleneck and leggings gave us serious Designing Women flashbacks.
Hope this wasn’t meant to impress professional collaborator Billy Corgan—not all black ensembles are goth. Also attending the premiere were stars Brendan Fraser, Kerri Russell and Harrison Ford, who was joined by fiancee Calista Flockhart. Check out what they wore in the gallery below.
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The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. He created “The Office” and–as you’ll know if you watched the Golden Globes–does rude better than Don Rickles. He’s also short, squat and has the scariest fangs outside of “True Blood.” Oh, he’s English, too. Can he make it this side of the pond with audiences who don’t watch BBC America? The follow-up to the rather charming Ghost Town starts out as a high-concept gag machine, with Gervais as the only fibber in a world where people are compelled to tell the truth. Soon he’s using his silver tongue to get whatever he wants … well, almost everything. Gervais has wisely surrounded himself with pros, which means Rob Lowe has fun doing his rude straight talker routine and Jennifer Garner simpers nicely as the girl.
Extras: The usual making of and testimonial featurettes are accompanied by an interesting podcast and documentary on Gervais sidekick Karl Pilkington‘s trip to U.S.
- By C. Bottomley