She may have had a total bust with Glitter, but Mariah Carey is taking on the movie world again, and doing a great job. Mrs. Nick Cannon was awarded the Palm Springs Film Festival Breakthrough Performance Award for her role in Precious. The award will be presented January 5th at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Mariah is in great company – other recipients include Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Hudson, Felicity Huffman, and Freida Pinto. Congrats! [Source: Variety; Photo: Getty Images]
We’re sure Ashley Greene wasn’t purposely trying to plug starvation as a weight-loss method when asked by reporters about how she stayed skinny for “New Moon.” The poor girl’s barely been in any movies, so she’s a bit, uh, green when it comes to repeating rehearsed lines prepped for her by her publicist. At least that’s what we assume happened when Ash gave this obnoxious comment to Us Magazine. “It was really easy,” said the actress, when asked how she stayed svelte. “We were working 12 hours a day, so it didn’t leave too much time to eat.”
Even more priceless is this observation from the mag: “After her response, her publicist nudged her, but Greene didn’t seem to care about her blunt answer.”
Blunt seems like a very nice way of calling Greene’s answer straight-up stupid, which we’re happy to do even if Us won’t. Regardless of how inexperienced one is with dealing with the press, shouldn’t stars know that providing thinspiration to their tween fans is totally taboo? [Photo: GettyImages]
Jake Gyllenhaal must have been too busy rubbing oil on his abs to attend last night’s screening of Brothers in NYC, but co-stars Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire were there all the same to hawk their Oscar bait. Maybe Jake was still smarting from Nat’s zinger in People: “Jake is the kind of guy who can do a spot-on impression of someone you work with that will make you giggle. He plays guitar and has a great voice. Kids and dogs love him. He loves his mom and sister and girlfriend. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfect. Too bad heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ugly.” Among those attending were Emma Roberts, Agyness Deyn, Amanda Peet and Gossip Girl‘s Sebastian Stan.
And the Spanish thought a stampede of Scientologists was the worst thing that could happen when Tom Cruise rolled into town to film his new movie co-starring Cameron Diaz. Not so fast! Seven bulls escaped the Knight and Day film set and ran through nearby streets of Cadiz, Spain, injuring two women. Movie director Jose Luiz Escolar said he does not know how the animals escaped. What?! He “didn’t know”? Two women were injured, buddy, grab the bull by the horns, take responsibility, and apologize. Come on Jose! Filming in Cadiz was to begin on Monday, but has now been suspended. Ole! [Source: Yahoo News; Photo: Getty Images]
We already know Suri Cruise is quite the fashionable toddler, sporting gold high heels when dining and shopping with her mom Katie Holmes, but Suri’s recent trip to Topshop shows the Scientolotot is also a frugal recessionista! After having brunch at New York restaurant Balthazar, Suri took her mom Katie and stepsister Isabella for a little shopping in SoHo. Of all the pricey boutiques and designer shops in the hip downtown Manhattan shopping hotspot, Suri made a very recession-friendly choice when she stopped into the fashion destination and checked out a shiny top. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Now that we’ve revealed the Five Cheesiest Moments from The Twilight Saga: New Moon, let’s discuss what made the Twi-hards go wild. Here are our top five favorite moments from the much-anticipated sequel. Spoilers ahead!
5. We’ll be honest. We thought Anna Kendrick‘s role as Jessica in Twilight was annoying and poorly acted. Homegirl stepped it up for New Moon! She provided some of the most (intentionally) funny moments in the film as she frankly expressed her annoyance with Bella’s depression and lack of appreciation for shopping.
Our top four moments after the jump…
Twilight Saga: New Moon review time! We caught New Moon last night (yes, squeee!), and while the movie will undoubtedly make Twi-hards bubble over with excitement as the title card rolls, the much-anticipated film was filled with moments of ridiculous lines, shots, and less-than-Pixar quality animation. [Ed. note: While Taylor Lautner standing in the rain shirtless, above, may seem to qualify as cheese-tastic, there were far too many squeals of joy in the theater for us to knock it.]
Here are our top five most unintentionally hilarious moments (and yes, there are spoilers up ahead):
5. The animated wolves. If they looked fake on the big screen, we can’t imagine how horrible they’ll be on our 27″ screens on DVD.
Four more Velveeta-licious moments after the jump!
When they first hooked up, the Dawson’s Creek actress and the older, divorced Scientology-loving Top Gun star seemed like an odd match, but Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are still going strong. The parents of Suri just celebrated their third wedding anniversary! On Saturday night, Tom surprised Katie by booking the entire second floor of Bricco Italian restaurant in Boston. The couple dined on house-made pasta, Chilean sea bass, and Wagyu steak and “held hands the entire night.” So far so good! Check out our gallery of Tom and Katie! [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]
Co-stars and rumored-couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been hopping all over Manhattan the last couple days wrapping up their press tour for New Moon. The pair has consistently tip-toed around the question on the tip of every interviewer’s tongue; whether their steamy onscreen relationship has seeped into their personal lives. Despite leaving Twi-hards with nothing but paparazzi shots of hand-holding and OK! magazine covers to debate, their interviews have proven them to be very likable and amazingly unaffected by their phenomenal fame.
On the “Today Show” this morning, RPattz confirmed every tabloid rumor ever, telling Matt Lauer that in the last year, he’s been engaged, dated constantly, overdosed on drugs, and dated someone named “Listten Hewert.” Before and after the interview, he graciously signed autographs and took photos with the crazed fans that had occupied Rockefeller Center for over 24 hours. See clip above.
After the jump, see Kristen Stewart spill the beans to Jimmy Fallon about Martha Stewart‘s crush on Pattinson and toss a football around. We’ve also rounded up Rob’s appearance on Letterman last night, as well as Kristen on the “Today Show” yesterday.
In the midst of New Moon madness, a trailer has debuted of a more critic-friendly, less-squeal-inducing venture for Kristen Stewart. In Yellow Handkerchief, Stewart takes an unplanned road trip through rural Louisiana with two strangers, William Hurt as an ex-convict and Eddie Redmayne as the awkward driver. The lonely threesome learns to trust each other and share their personal stories. The film has been received well at independent film festivals, and will surely appeal to those who avoid the Twilight phenomenon. We’re getting a feeling that Adventureland is the closest KStew will ever come to a romantic comedy…and that’s pretty refreshing.
Yellow Handkerchief hits select theaters in February 2010.