Excuse us while we fan ourselves for a moment. News broke sometime ago that Alexander Skarsgard was going to be the face of Calvin Klein‘s new men’s fragrance, Encounter. Between this and the fact that Brad Pitt had signed on as the new Chanel no. 5 face, we’ve been quite besides ourselves. Considering the Skarsgard endorsement seemed to be quite recent, we’re very surprised that the campaign is already out. It’s the steamy shot you see above — hence the need to fan ourselves. The shot lends itself to the name of the fragrance and also features the beautiful model, Lara Stone. The photograph isn’t the only promotional ace CK has up his sleeve, either. A TV commercial is also in the works and we can only imagine what that’s going to be like. Of the campaign, Skarsgard has said, “Their idea for their concept was very intriguing to me — it was almost like a short film and very film noir. It felt interesting to me. I wanted to be involved with something where you tell a story — even though it’s a short story.” And he’s right. It’s a genius shot and really does conjure up images of a very sexy encounter. Mission accomplished, Calvin Klein!
Remember howScarlett Johansson told Flare magazine that she was the “only girl in the film,” and that she is “obviously going to be more aware that I’m surrounded by a bunch of suits. Everybody is going to be wearing black and grey and it will be nice to add femininity and some female sex appeal to the lineup. I think I’ll steer clear of the tuxedo”? She was talking, of course, about her film The Avengers, which premiered last night in L.A. And no matter how much “female sex appeal” she brought, the men were the clear winners of this round.
Scarlett herself wore a little black dress by Versace which we’re still trying to love, but all eyes were on the dudes. Robert Downey Jr. was flamboyant in an eggplant suit while Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner were all sharp in different shades of gray. Alexander Skarsgard looked totally hot in a black suit, sans tie and white shirt and was accompanied by his father, Stellan Skarsgard. Samuel L. Jackson brought on his A-game in white. A smattering of other celebrities attended as well, and to see what Aisha Tyler, Mark Ruffalo, Dominic Monaghan and such wore, take a look at our gallery below.
Is it wrong that we keep referring to Battleship as “that Rihanna movie”? The latest trailer has these shots of her that make us feel like we’re watching one of her music videos. We also know that Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker and Taylor Kitsch are in it, but sadly, we get to see only a couple of tiny frames of them. As opposed to Rih, who has the camera panning on her looking intense, and who gets to say “Boom” in a very dramatic scene. The last trailer for Battleship came out in 2011, followed up by the film’s poster with Rihanna … and basically, everything seems to be about the singer. But this current trailer also gives us a couple more hints about what the storyline is going to be like. We see that poor Hong Kong is the first city to get its ass kicked by the alien invaders. We also get that the movie is pretty much like Transformers, only at sea. Also, Friday Night Lights vet Jesse Plemmons looks very Landry-like in a couple of scenes. Do we still want to watch it? Hell, yeah!
You would have thought Transformers 3: Dark Side Of The Moon would have satisfied America’s thirst for robot warfare, but surprisingly the newBattleship teaser trailer has us wanting more. Starring Friday Night Light‘s Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and Brooklyn Decker, Battleship seems to offer a neat spin on the traditional board game set-up: since the villain is some sort of ominous airship, it’s looking down at us like we are tiny plastic boats to be used for its amusement! And are those pegs they’re shooting into the side of those boats? Why, yes. Yes, they are.
Our only problem with the film so far is the glaring absence of Rihanna, who makes her big-budget film debut when the film drops May 18, 2012. Oh, maybe Rihanna has THE LINE and they want to hold onto it until just the right time. You know one we mean.
Unlike the vampire’s sexy, sexy curse, true love doesn’t always last forever. US Weekly reports that Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth broke up, meaning your fantasies of Eric taking you as his immortal bride are one tiny step closer to coming true!
Having dated for almost two years, the couple apparently called it quits without us knowing about it. “It was very mutual,” a source claims. “And it happened a while ago.” According to another source, the True Blood star is single and already mingling, flirting with fans at the Film District party at San Diego Comic-Con. “He’s single,” the source reports, “and he is loving the attention!” Oh, and did we mention Alexander Skarsgard’s doctorate that he just received? It’s like he was engineered to be your boyfriend. Now all you have to do is dispatch Sookie, and all your crazy dreams will be realized!
Our other favorite vampire, Alexander Skarsgard covers Interview Magazine’s June issue. And not just anyone is interviewing him — Arcade Fire‘s lead singer Win Butler plays journalist for the day and asks the questions. Which is all well and good but holy s—t, Skarsgard looks just devastating on the cover! Team Eric all the way!
A lot of the conversation centers about his role on True Blood and he talks about not wanting to play the same stock character all the time. He explained, “I do get a lot of scripts sent to me where they basically want me to play Eric from ‘True Blood,’ but just a different name in a different movie. That’s not interesting to me. I don’t want to play a character that I’ve played for four years on a television show, change the name, and make him a zombie instead of a vampire.” We don’t care what he plays. As he long as he looks like that, and acts like that, we’re sold.
The juice, fortunately, didn’t stop there. She finally opened up about the messiness of Dominic Cooper breaking up with his longtime girlfriend to be with her, revealing, “I was just kind of foolishly thinking that the two of them were done and Dom and I were involved. But we weren’t really as involved as I thought. So I got my heart broken pretty hard.” For some strange reason, we thought it was the other way around. Being with Dominic also made Amanda miss out on a romantic possibility that we would kill for. Apparently, Amanda had a thing with Alexander Skarsgard! Which came to naught as she explained, “We dated. He’s super funny, but I was too involved with Dom”. Considering the hotness of all three men mentioned, we’re sure she’s doing just fine.
Fashion Week is in New York, right? Then why exactly are all the stars on the other side of the country in Beverly Hills? That’s because Tom Ford called—and is as sexy as ever, BTW—and when he throws a ‘do, everyone shows up. Ford opened his flagship store in Beverly Hills yesterday, and it turned out to be a mini fashion week in it’s own right, as expected.
The love of our life, Colin Firth was there with the love of his life, wife Livia. Rosario Dawson teemed up her little black dress with a pair of leopard print pumps, while Eva Longoria went slinky in a pair of sequined black pants. Milla Jovovich was risque in a plunging sheer black blouson, hiding her modesty with a houndstooth suit. We were kinda disappointed by two men who normally make us drool every time we see them. Alexander Skarsgard and Bradley Cooper, to be precise. Skarsgard looked strangely parboiled with a weirdish, uneven tan — like he had sunglasses on while the rest of his face ended up getting sunburnt. Cooper had these creepy old man sunglasses on which were a little too Jack Nicholson for us. Adrien Brody, on the other hand, didn’t disappoint sticking to his usual lounge lizard style.
The most unusual outfit of the evening went to Ginnifer Goodwin. While her pant suit looked normal (and kinda boring, to be honest) from the front, turn around and bam… giraffes! For more mega celebrity action —including the always adorable Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and a heavily preggers Rachel Zoe — check out the gallery below. [Photos: Getty Images]
Sigh. This means it’s getting serious, right? “True Blood” beyond hottie Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth are dating. It’s pretty much out there for everyone to see, like at Coachella. Even more so now. He’s taken her home, to Stockholm, Sweden to see his family and friends and they were spotted chilling out over coffee in Nytorget (a popular district in Stockholm). A witness dished, “They looked so happy together. Kate was rubbing Alex’s back and looking up at him affectionately. You can definitely tell they’re in love. It really seems like they’re getting serious.”
Uh, yeah… hook-ups don’t meet with the fam. Andreas Wilson, a well-known Swedish actor and friend of Skarsgard joined them. They were seen on again drinking wine with friends at Åsögatan Aarts restaurant.
Not being able to get to Cannes isn’t going to stop Lindsay Lohan from doing what she does best (relatively speaking). Iggy Pop performed in Williamsburg Wednesday night, and Lindsay crashed it. According to the New York Daily News, event organizers at the Ray-ban bash opened their VIP doors, expecting Josh Hartnett but were instead faced with LiLo and her 30-strong entourage. A source revealed, “The staff had opened a private entrance for Josh because he was going to be late. If they expected Lindsay, they certainly didn’t expect her to come with that many people. Most celebrities brought one or two guests – her crew was inappropriately large.” And it gets worse: “It caused a huge commotion, because the VIP area was definitely not equipped to handle that amount of guests. Event staff was running around like crazy trying to accommodate her.”
And was La Lohan gracious? Uh, no. “She looked completely out of it”, the source huffed. She really need to take a page out of Kelly Osbourne’s book, who was the sweetheart to Lohan’s diva. “It took her a while to get into the VIP area because everyone was crowding it,” says the source. “But she was patient. She and her boyfriend, Luke [Worrall], didn’t have the best view once they got inside, but they craned their necks like the rest of the crowd.” And her coolness isn’t a one-off situation. Justin Long, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard did the same. And the latter were together it seems! “Justin came solo, but Kate and Alex were very much together. Everyone was pretty packed together in VIP, but those two made sure to be next to each other the whole time.” And probably looked ridiculously hot too. But did anyone pay attention to Miz Lohan? What do you think? “It’s fair to say that the other celebs ignored Lindsay. She’s not someone who people are trying to be associated with right now.” Looks like the source had the final say!