It really hasn’t been K-Stew’s year, has it? Of course, we have nothing but mad love for Kristen Stewart, but she made some waves when she showed up at the Oscars tonight sporting a pair of crutches and, more disturbingly, an unexplained bruise on her arm.
As we were fanning ourselves while watching Nicholas Hoult play a weirdly hot zombie in Warm Bodies, we had to come to terms with the fact that this strapping young actor was the adorable young-un who helped Hugh Grant get the girl in About a Boy 10 years ago. Wow, we thought, what a pleasant surprise to see these cute child stars make good … and yummy. But really, we shouldn’t be that surprised. As we started combing back through the boy stars of the early 2000s, we discovered a nice number of them had made this transition quite nicely. From big movie names like Daniel Radcliffe and Bow Wow to TV stars like Shia LaBeouf and Zac Efron, these kids are making good — and are now totally legal and not at all creepy to stare at. Enjoy 15 of them in the gallery below:
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As the 2013 Sundance Film Festival enters its homestretch, we’ve noticed one thing about it: This year seems more about the films than the star-studded, super-sponsored A-list parties. Which, um, we’re pretty sure is what Robert Redford wants from his Utah fest. Lucky enough for those of us living vicariously through our friends (and photographers) in Park City, there has still been no shortage of eye candy. Here, we’re taking a moment to point out the lovely array of actors who put on their best puffy jackets and risked some great hat-hair to premiere their artsy movies. From Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Brody to Chris Noth, there were plenty of familiar faces at the festival, along with some relative newcomers like Austenland’s Ricky Whittle. We even gave Matthew McConaughey an honorary spot in this gallery, because even though his drastic weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club has sapped his conventional beauty, he’s looking kinda weird hot as he packs the pounds back on. And if there’s anything that’s appropriate for Sundance, it’s definitely the phrase “weird hot.”
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Between last year’s On the Road and this year’s Sundance flicks Kill Your Darlings and Big Sur, it’s safe to say the Beat Generation is having a moment. The real mystery to us, actually, is why they’re not always having a moment. Because if you were anything like us in high school, you either went through a phase in which you wanted to be Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac or William Boroughs, or you dated someone who did. VH1 News found further proof that this is a thing when they interviewed the cast of Kill Your Darlings at its Sundance premiere last weekend.
“I wrote a lot of poetry when I was a teenager,” Daniel Radcliffe, who plays a college-age Allen Ginsberg in the film, confessed. What he likes in particular about Ginsberg in the movie, he said, is,”Everyone’s experienced that massive self-doubt. Howl is a poem written by someone who’s terrified that they can’t write.”
By Melissa Smith
Dane DeHaan is earning rave reviews for his performance in Kill Your Darlings at the Sundance Film Festival, but what audiences there are really talking about is his passionate onscreen kiss with Daniel Radcliffe, who plays a young Allen Ginsberg. We’re talking steamy, sexy, “is it getting warm in here?” stuff.
At the film’s Sundance premiere, DeHaan (known for his work in Chronicle and Lawless) revealed his trick to portraying such a realistic relationship: He fell in love with Daniel in real life. And, as Harry Potter fans across the globe already know, it wasn’t a hard task.
“Whenever you have somebody in a movie that you’re supposed to be in love with, I guess what I do is I look at that person and try to fall in love with them, and I see what about them is incredibly appealing to me,” Dane explained. “Dan’s such a great person; he wasn’t hard to fall in love with, you know? He’s funny, he’s nice, he’s kind, he’s a wonderful artist.”
By Melissa Smith
There are a lot of firsts for Daniel Radcliffe in his role as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. First gay love scenes, first time filming in the U.S., and first PERM! The 23-year-old actor has proved he’s not afraid of taking risks, and we’re sure you’ll agree that this time, the result is adorable.
As soon as we saw the first photos from the film, we became envious of Daniel’s luscious head of curls and couldn’t help wondering what his secret was. So soft and wavy! So dreamy! Don’t you just want to run your hand through it?! So at the movie’s Sundance premiere, we asked him to spill on the secret to his locks and also asked if he agreed it’s the best hair he’s gotten to sport for a role.
“Oh, yeah, [it's] far and away the best hair I’ve done,” he told VH1 News at the Sundance premiere of Darlings. “I actually really did end up liking it probably a bit too much. I had a perm.”
This is one of those stories that could go either way: Daniel Radcliffe could have been simply enjoying himself a little too much for one night out in NYC; or he could be on a downward slide toward self-destruction. Given our eternal love for DanRad, we’re inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt, though. The story, according to the New York Post, is that the 23-year-old Harry Potter star was on a date at Beauty Bar in Manhattan, where he was downing Jagermeister.
“All was in good fun, and a special request for a Dusty Springfield song was even granted before a Jagerbomb-fueled Radcliffe got into a twist with the DJ,” a witness told the paper. “He was soon encouraged by management to grab a cab.”
Do you know someone who has a hyperspecific fantasy about Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe lounging nude together in an old-fashioned steel bathtub? You do? Then tell your mom or your roommate or yourself or whoever it is to get off the couch and come look at this photo! The Hollywood Reporter posted the first promo shot from the Sky Arts miniseries A Young Doctor’s Notebook. According to THR, the series is “darkly comedic” tale of a doctor remember his youth during WWI, but it seems to us that the title A Young Doctor’s Notebook is ambiguous enough to fit any kind of story you can think of. Any kind at all. You perverts.
“It was great, because you know you are the envy of every woman ever,” the Harry Potter star joked earlier this fall about shooting the tub scene. At least Daniel appreciates the position he’s in! We should probably add that Radcliffe actually plays a younger version of the Mad Men star, so their tubtime is merely a tubtime of the mind rather than, say, a naked ghost tubtime situation. And if you’re into that situation, good luck to you. You’re going to have to keep looking for a long time. That cannot be an easy thing to find. We imagine.
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Though Robert Pattinson has made his share of independent movies in his career, this week’s Cosmopolis is widely thought of has his big move to make a post-Twilight career for himself. And he certainly wouldn’t be the first hot young actor to make a case for himself as a serious actor by taking a giant step into the world of dark and twisty films. Many a heartthrob has gone from the pages of Tiger Beat to the local arthouse theater quite soon after they made it big, from Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix’s turns as gay hustlers in My Own Private Idaho to Daniel Radcliffe’s recent venture into spooky suspense with The Woman in Black. Sometimes it’s because they really love the art of filmmaking, like Rob seems to, and other times, it seems like a calculated move to make themselves Oscar contenders instead of Teen Choice surfboard winners.
Sometimes, they find their comfort zone in dark and twisty, sometimes, like in the case of Marlon Wayans, who surprised critics with his performance in Requiem for a Dream, it turns out to be a one-time-only deal. Still, we love them all for trying! Here are our 10 favorite arty and deep roles taken on by mainstream hotties:
Wingardium leviosa! Levitating yet? Wait, let us try it again … wingardium leviosa-ahhh. Still not? Sorry, that’s the best we’ve got, looks like we need to get back to our spell books after this. Annnnywaay. Our favorite wizard is turning 23 today, and we couldn’t be more excited to draw some geeky yet charming lightening bolts on our foreheads. We can’t believe how grown up Mr. Radcliffe has become! It’s hard to believe that the same boy who ran into the wall at Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the same man who gave us a major case of the heebie geebies in The Woman in Black (we still haven’t forgiven you for that). Daniel has climbed his way to the top through eight Harry Potter movies, various other silver screen appearances like his role in December Boys in 2007, and his Broadway roles in Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. No matter how hard we try, we’re still reluctant to picture him without Emma Watson and Rupert Grint by his side. If you’re as nostalgic as we are, we can’t offer you a Time-Turner, but we’ve got a gallery filled with Daniel pics, it’s the next best thing, right? So grab your owl and your wand and enjoy the show!
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