Silver Linings Playbook

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Bradley Cooper Looks Like Every Other Guy When He Dances With A Woman: Sweaty And Awkward

Bradley Cooper is enormously tall, handsome and confident, with an Oscar nomination under his belt and the man hair version of Kim Kardashian’s butt (that is to say: ridiculously, comically huge). It seems he might just be super-human! And yet – all we needed to see were these photos of him dancing with actress Alice Eve at a BAFTAs after-party to knock him back down to regular guy status, like a werewolf when the moon disappears.

In the pics, which you can see in the gallery below, Bradley looks like every other dude-brah who’s ever danced too hard to “Hey Ya” at a wedding with a bridesmaid he just met – sweaty and flushed while attempting to flirt awkwardly. Is it possible this new vision of BCoops makes him even more charming?

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Bradley Cooper’s New Plan To Regain Sexiest Man Title And An Oscar

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Bradley Cooper must be feeling the pressure to perform these days. It’s been months since he handed over his Sexiest Man in the World crown to Channing Tatum, and basically traded it in for an Oscar nomination. But once you have an “-iest” title, it’s really hard to go to just being a nominee (and face it, though WE love his performance in Silver Linings Playbook best of all, he’s up against Daniel Day Lewis). Meanwhile, he’s watching his much younger co-star Jennifer Lawrence grab all sorts of “sexiest” labels while also becoming a favorite to take home her own Oscar. So we think we understand why Bradley is stepping things up a bit in the PR department. And no, he’s not doing more interviews in French or talking about his uneven boobs on late-night shows. He’s getting all serious about his Silver Linings role as being very important for sufferers of mental illness.

On last night’s Hardball, he told Chris Matthews that people with bipolar disorder have told him, “I actually feel like this film sees who I am,” he said. “Because it’s heavily stigmatized. It’s not a very treatable disease. It’s a condition, that’s sort of, if we liken it to cancer, diagnosed at stage four. Well, that’s way too late. So hopefully, a movie like this will help it become, you know, [diagnosed] in the onset.”

Right after making that appearance, Cooper went to speak to 50 military vets after a screening of his film at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. And then this morning he was scheduled to speak about mental health at the Center for American Progress.

All this is while Jennifer Lawrence is doing shots of tequila backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live and narrating for Piers Morgan how she lost her “pants” at the SAG Awards. Which is to say, is it necessary for Bradley to make the movie into something so serious? This is all reminding us a little too much of Robert Downey Jr.’s hierarchy of Oscar-bait disabilities in Tropic Thunder. Read more…

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Tequila-Fueled Boob Talk: Another 7 Reasons To Love Her

Radar Online this morning has a story about how Jennifer Lawrence’s friends are concerned that the Silver Linings Playbook star is putting her work ahead of her health. Which, yeah, that’s kind of legit, considering the fact that she’s admitted to having walking pneumonia at both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. But if she weren’t sick, her stories (and acceptance speeches) would be so much less entertaining, wouldn’t they? Case in point: Her best tales on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live were health-related. There were other gems too, as there have been basically every time she sits on a late-night couch. Here are seven more reasons we love JLaw, based on her latest sit-down:

  • She had a couple of shots of tequila (the producer’s idea) and a beer (her idea) before getting onstage.
  • Her main concern upon seeing a recent chest x-ray was not her pneumonia but the appearance that her breasts are different sizes. “It felt like an elephant in the room,” she said of bringing it up with her doctor. “I hope no one ever sees my breasts in an x-ray.” (Better cut that radiology scene you were planning, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay screenwriters!)
  • She had a 103-degree fever at the Golden Globes and still managed to give that great speech with the First Wives Club joke and a jab at her brothers.
  • She made this face to her dad upon seeing Adele at the next table over. The same face we would make!

Jennifer Lawrence on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and More! We Handicap The 2013 Oscar Nominated Ladies

Handicapping actresses for the 2013 Oscars

We’re back again, folks! Earlier today we brought you the breakdown for the actors nominated for the 2013 Academy Awards, and now we’ve returned to do the same thing for the actresses! There are so many incredibly talented ladies up for the award this year, it’s hard to know who to place your bets on for your inevitable Oscar Betting Pool. So we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you and “handicapped” each of the actresses to help you make your picks!

Best Actresses

Jessica Chastain: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty

Why She Has A Good Shot: Chastain provided a strong emotional anchor amid the violence, terrorism and controversy in a film that chronicles the search for Osama Bin Laden.

What Might Get In Her Way: Geez, we heard that the Academy tends to respect dramas over comedies, but this sounds a little intense.

Jennifer Lawrence: Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook

Why She Has A Good Shot: Sure it’s a great movie and an awesome performance, but in our minds this is a nomination for blowing box offices sky-high with Hunger Games.

What Might Get In Her Way: President Snow.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Denzel, De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis: Let Us Handicap The Oscar Nominated Dudes For 2013

Breaking down the 2013 acting nominees for the Academy Award

The nominations for the 2013 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning, and that brings with it another time-honored tradition: The Oscar betting pool! It’s the time of the year when suddenly everyone is a regular Siskel and Ebert, passionately weighing in on a bunch of films that we (probably) haven’t seen, guessing who’s going to take home the little gold bald dude. Normally we just bet on the thespian who has won the most accolades in the past, but this year it gets a little more tricky: ALL of the Best Supporting Actors have won Oscars before! The track record is fairly similar in the Best Leading Actor category too, with Academy honored legends like Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington and Joaquin Phoenix going head to head. Ahh, clash of the Titans! What are we going to do!?

Well, never fear, folks, because we’ve taken the time to handicap all of the actors for you, in basically the least-expert way possible. We went through their cinematic performances broken down into all the pros and cons that you need to make an informed decision for your Oscar night scorecard. Don’t worry, we’ve got one for the actresses too! Read on…

Best Actors

Daniel Day-Lewis: Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln

Why He Has A Good Shot: Not only did the master craftsman give the performance of his career by bringing back the controversial president, but he also grew his own beard, you guys.

What Might Hold Him Back: The Academy forgets that his last name has a hyphen, accidentally awards an Oscar to a “Daniel Day Lewis.”

Bradley Cooper: Pat Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook

Why  He Has A Good Shot: Brad really showed that he was much more than a pretty face/funny guy in David O. Russell’s alt- dramedy.

What Might Hold Him Back: People are still pissed at him for beating out Ryan Gosling as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive back in 2011.
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Oscar Nominations: Lincoln, Life Of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained Lead The Pack

Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playlist, Life of Pi and Lincoln lead the Oscar nominations

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the 85th Academy Awards nominations this morning, and absolutely no one should be surprised that a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and based on the life of one of the most universally admired people on the planet garnered the most nods. Lincoln garnered 12 nominations, including Best Picture, directing, acting and supporting actors (Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones) — really they owe it all to the beard, don’t they? Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained followed in the nod count. We’ll get to the surprising snubs in a minute, but first, take a look at the full nominations list and marvel along with Emma that every single one of the supporting actor nominees has won an award before:

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Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Actor In A Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Actress In A Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
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Happy Birthday, Bradley Cooper! Celebrate With 20 Pics Of Him Being A Regular (Still Super Hot) Guy

Bradley Cooper turns 38

Bradley Cooper turns 38 today, so now seemed like as good a time as any to remind you guys that though the Silver Linings Playbook star may be a Sexiest Man Alive alumnus, he’s also never stopped being just a regular guy. Also, he will never stop being adorable Will from Alias, no matter how many times he may melt us with those baby blues and make us weak in the knees with those perfectly sculpted shoulders. Sometimes he gets sweaty at the gym, sometimes he has terrible facial hair or hat head, sometimes he breaks up with his unbelievably hot girlfriends and hangs out with his mom instead. Er, nope, all that doesn’t add up to us being able to date him though, does it? Oh, well. We’ll just wish Bradley a happy birthday and pretend he’s attainable as we look at these 20 examples of him just being a regular guy … until he goes and wins an Oscar or something this year.

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[Photos: Splash News Online, Touchstone Television, The Weinstein Company]

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Does Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana Split Mean We’ll Miss Her During Awards Season?

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana reportedly split again

Too-beautiful-to-be-true couple Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper have maybe possibly split up once again, according to Page Six.

“Zoe had planned to spend the holidays with Bradley and his family in Europe,” a source told the paper. “They all were going to Paris, but things didn’t work out between them. Zoe spent New Year’s Eve with friends in Miami.”

We’re not exactly heartbroken over this split, sorry to say. It’s just that we’d seen the actors — who hooked up on the set of their movie The Words, broke up in March and then reunited recently — together so seldom, most of the photos we used to make the below gallery of their relationship included other people too. But this recent development makes us worried about one thing: Will it mean that we won’t get to see Saldana’s fashion risk-taking on the red carpet this awards season, as Bradley celebrates the many nods he’s received for Silver Linings Playbook? Darn, kids. Could you just please reunite until March?

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[Photos: Getty Images]

by (@shalapitcher)

Jennifer Lawrence Was On Fire In So Many Ways: Our #2 Celeb Who Dominated 2012

Jennifer Lawrence is No. 2 on our celebs who dominated 2012 list

On our list of 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012, we’ve had stars who earned heaps of critical praise for their work; who garnered awards nods left and right; who found massive followings of fans; and who graced the covers of our favorite magazines in fashions high and low — but very few have done all of the above the way Jennifer Lawrence did. She started off the year as the star of  a highly anticipated franchise aimed at teen girls, The Hunger Games, and she’s finishing as an awards-show favorite for her very grown-up role in Silver Linings Playbook. Along the way, she’s charmed us with her self-deprecating interviews the way Katniss never quite could for Caesar Flickerman.

Dominating Moment: As the Girl Who Was on Fire, Lawrence drew a whole lot more than teen girls to the theaters to watch her battle other kids to the death in The Hunger Games. The movie had the biggest ever opening weekend for March, and went on to rank as the third biggest movie of the year, behind behemoths The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. She also managed to follow that up with a little horror flick, House at the End of the Street, and a heartbreakingly funny role as the widow helping Bradley Cooper get his life back on track through ballroom dancing in Silver Linings Playbook, earning herself a Golden Globe nod. Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

From Snakes On A Plane To Gigli: The Least Award-Worthy Roles Of The 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

The least awards-worthy roles for 2013 Golden Globes nominees

The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes were announced bright and early this morning, and the list didn’t feature a ton of surprises. Perhaps the most surprising part is that these men and women have all kept truckin’ with their acting careers despite having made some hilariously bad role choices in the past. Congrats guys, you’re an illustration of the enduring human spirit! Or maybe you all just got better agents…

To be fair, folks like Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Hunt and Joaquin Phoenix when they made their turkeys, so they didn’t know any better. But not everyone in this list has that excuse! Ben Affleck might have a GG nod for best director with Argo, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that he helped bring Gigli to life. And why have we all forgotten that The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies was in Snakes On A Plane, or that Alec Baldwin appeared as Mr. Conductor in the children’s train movie Thomas And The Magic Track? It’s pretty priceless!

Let’s dive deep into the IMDB page of these acclaimed thespians and pull out some truly amazing forgotten films. It’s like cinematic naked baby photos! And always remember: You too can still rise to the top, even if you’ve made a movie as bad as She-Devil.

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