Rumors of a split with Alex Rodriguez didn’t keep Kate Hudson from going out in public yesterday. The Nine star rushed in and out of her hotel—in an impressive variety of ensembles—to attend a screening of the Critics’ Choice Movie Award-nominated film, appear on It’s On With Alexa Chung and go to dinner with mom Goldie Hawn and common-law stepdad Kurt Russell. According to the New York Daily News, A-Rod has been keeping busy too…with another woman in Miami.
“She and Alex were introduced at [a dinner for Armani Saturday], but it looked like they got pretty friendly pretty fast,” says their source. “They definitely left the dinner separately, but showed up at [the nightclub] LIV together a few hours later.” As Madonna knows all too well, A-Rod is not one to sit around and mope if things are going less than swimmingly in a relationship. Will she return to the Yankee bleachers or were they just sex-crazed ships passing in the night?
Check out Kate’s manic Monday in the gallery below.
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Warning: Quentin Tarantino‘s WWII movie is more about talking heads than broken Nazi craniums, although there’s some of that, too. The heads are very fine and the talk isn’t just uber-cool; it’s deep, too. Brad Pitt is the Allied scalp-hunter up against a shifty SS nemesis (the Critics’ Choice Movies Awards-nominated Christoph Waltz). Their duel comes to a head at a movie theatre set to host an explosive premiere for Der Fuhrer. Tarantino’s smart take on national and racial identity suggests his brand of pulp is ripening well.
Extras: The two-disc set comes with extended and alternate scenes, a featurette on the Eli Roth-directed film within the film, and a roundtable chat with Tarantino and Pitt.
- By C. Bottomley
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Up in the Air snagged eight Critics’ Choice Movie Awards noms, with lead actor and heartthrob George Clooney garnering one for Best Actor. The film is a shoe-in for Oscar honors as well, so if you haven’t got out to see it yet, beeline it to a theater near you. In the meantime, test your Cloonster knowledge with our Ultimate Quiz!
Check out the Up in the Air trailer after the jump.
The nominations for the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards were announced this morning, and we’ve got the scoop on all the stars and movies in the running. Nine and Inglourious Basterds scored the most nominations with 10 nods, followed by Avatar with nine, and The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air with eight a piece.
Avatar director James Cameron once again proved that bigger may just be better when it comes to film making. The uber-director is rumored to have the most expensive movie on his hands, with the Avatar budget allegedly coming in at around $300 million. But the big spending could lead to an even bigger pay-off. Critics are raving about the action-adventure love story – which Roger Ebert called “an extraordinary film” – and it’s currently got a 91% favorability rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not bad for a movie about blue aliens, eh?
Cameron’s got some interesting competition in the Best Directing category this year, most noticeably his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow, whose indie hit The Hurt Locker raked in eight nods. 32-year-old Jason Reitman is also nominated for writing and directing Up in the Air (send him a congrats note on Twitter), as are both its leading ladies (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick) for Best Supporting Actress. Think either of them have a chance against Mo’Nique (Precious)?
Check out all the categories, nominees and a giant photo gallery below. Plus, watch the show live on VH1 on Jan. 15 and enter to win a pair of tickets by visiting PrimeOutlets.com/Hollywood. (Full details on the trip at the bottom of the post!)
Check our the rest of the nominees under the jump and learn how to win a trip for two to the CCMAs!
In the first production still to be released from Sex and the City 2, it looks like costume designer Patricia Field stepped up her game for the sequel with high shine and full-on glam. In this scene, SATC stars Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis are each sporting their own light-reflecting look as they appear to be participating in karaoke. Marriage? Children? Nothing can slow down the fab foursome! [Photo: Warners Bros.]
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Fergie found a way to rock a high-necked dress with shoulder pads and show cleavage at the LA premiere of Nine, where she stood alongside co-stars Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet (Kate Hudson was off in New York, natch). Joining the BEP singer were bandmate Taboo and husband Josh Duhamel, making his first public appearance with the missus since those pesky cheating rumors broke. “It’s been a lovely year, but I’m missing [Josh] now as I’m on tour,” said Fergie, who also stoked a baby rumor by not responding “hell no!” when asked if she wants one. “It’s a month since we saw each other, but we talk every day. It helps that Josh is in showbiz, too.” It’s good she can find the silver lining in that.
Nine is a likely nominee for this January’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Check out photos from last night’s premiere in the gallery below.
Kristin Chenoweth will be host the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing live, January 15, 2010 on VH1! And yes, we’re swooning as we type this. We’re already completely enamored with the Emmy and Tony Award winning super star (Hello – did you see her on “Glee?”) and are thrilled she’ll be bringing a little bit of Broadway to the CCMAs. Check out the full press release below.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will be taking the stage as host for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards gala on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium.
Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, film and television. Chenoweth recently received the 2009 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her memorable performance in the ABC series Pushing Daisies. On the stage, Chenoweth is best known for her show-stealing, Tony Award winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination. Chenoweth recently starred in the highly rated Lifetime Original Movie The Twelve Men of Christmas and will next be seen in Disney’s 2010 release of You Again with Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell. She will also return to Broadway in Spring 2010, starring alongside Sean Hayes in the much-anticipated revival of Promises, Promises.
Award season is heating up in Hollywood, with Up In The Air already taking Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress from the National Board Of Review. Here are ten films films we expect to hear come up a lot this winter, as more cinema societies name their top movies of the 2009. Don’t forget—we’ve still got the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes and the Oscars to look forward to on TV. [Photo: Paramount Pictures]
Movies directed by Jim Sheridan—that don’t star 50 Cent—have a tendency to snag award nominations for their actors. And Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman could each win their first major trophy for appearing in his Iraq war love triangle film. (Related: Natalie Portman Goes Blue For Brothers)
Though there are plenty of fussy European period pieces looking for award show love this year (Bright Star, The Last Station, The Young Victoria), one of the most promising is only (only!) set about forty plus years ago. Star Carey Mulligan has already won a Hollywood Award for her portrayal of a schoolgirl swept away by an older man of questionable ethics.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Year Six, and there’s a sense of an ending at Hogwarts—and not just because Ron plays his last game of Quidditch. Harry Potter is growing up, dealing with facial hair and passes from a comely café waitress. Indeed, romantic entanglements almost take precedent over Harry’s quest for Voldemort’s weak spot. This should suit his more hormonal fan-base fine. Unbelievers may find it all a tad talky until Bellatrix Lestrange shows up to prove that evil’s playing for keeps. Roll on The Deathly Hallows!
Extras: Deleted scenes, a doc on author J.K. Rowling‘s hectic life, and a teaser for the big two-part finale.
- By C. Bottomley
The cast of Nine were one motley crew at the film’s London premiere Thursday night. Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson took the opportunity to wear glamorous gowns with heavy, expensive coats (much to the delight of attendee Alex Rodriguez), while Nicole Kidman went with a light jacket and miniskirt. The men’s outfits didn’t mesh either, with director Rob Marshall‘s business suit clashing with Daniel Day-Lewis‘ flamboyant ballroom dancing uniform, complete with velvet jacket and high-waisted, red-striped pants (much to the delight of attendee Bruno Tonioli). Surrounded by this incoherence, Judi Dench‘s elegant yellow gown—suitable in all scenarios—won the night by default.
Bask in the star wattage of this likely Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominee by checking out the gallery below.