Grab your mom, pop up some popcorn, and get ready to enjoy a flick that’s all about porn. On the surface, Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s full-length directorial debut, is about a Jersey boy who views women as objects whose sole purpose is to get him off. But underneath all that almost-nudity is a smart comedy that examines how media shapes our expectations and provides an escape from our everyday lives. With porn.
Stars from television, screen, and stage came out for the New York premiere of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut about a New Jersey ladies’ man who loves pornography more than the real thing. While the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored event was intended to toast the hardworking team that’s carried the film from Park City to Toronto, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for fan-girling–even if it was coming from an Oscar nominee.
Getting fit takes hard work, determination, and apparently… a really flustered facial expression. John Mayer, Claire Danes and Julianne Moore are just three of the 25 stars we caught looking baffled while burning cals. Did they forget to pick up their laundry? Are they anxious about dinner plans with the in-laws? Come along for a jog, as we try to connect the dots and determine what makes these athletic celebs look so weird and confused. Check out the full gallery of all 25 stars below!
We’re hearing that Julianne Moore is in talks to play President Alma Coin in the two Hunger Games: Mockingjay films. With a cast that’s already included the likes of Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland, we’re no longer surprised by this kind of Oscar-worthy casting. But can you envision the stunning redhead as the scheming, gray-eyed rebel leader?
There comes a time in every actors life when they’re faced with going Full Monty for a flick. And if it’s an important indie — why the hell not? From Michael Fassbender to Angelina Jolie, we salute these sexy superstars for baring serious vaj and Johnson for the sake of art!
This is totally ruining our high over the SAG Awards best-dressed list, but it has to be done. Also, how is it possible that Anne Hathaway swings so wildly between getting it so right, and so wrong — nothing in between. Sadly, she got it so wrong at the awards show last night wearing a twee, frothy, half-sheer Giambattista Valli Couture dress that just didn’t do anything for us apart from making us say, “Why, Anne?” We do love her accessories in the form of her Jimmy Choo ‘Kalpa’ heels and her black Edie Parker clutch. We may be a tad harsh on Jessica Chastain as well — but it’s only because her people never seem to get fits right on her. The red McQueen gown maybe a beautiful, but it looks like it wants to crush her breasts, and to add insult to injury, it looks rumpled. We really don’t like the Harry Winston diamond necklace on her, either. It’s the wrong piece for the dress. Also, twee and in the same color, was Kaley Cuoco whose red lace Ramona Kaveeza dress made her look like a doily, even though her red velvet Giuseppe Zanotti heels gave her cred. Does anyone else think the new haircut with the bangs looks like a wig?
Rose Byrne was the wrong woman for her Valentino Resort 2013 gown because the fabric and the ruffles made her look matronly. And while her hair and makeup were sweet and retro, Claire Danes went in the opposite direction with deep maroon lips that just looked incredibly harsh on her. They put us off, and her black Givenchy didn’t exactly impress either. Neither did Julianne Moore‘s Chanel Couture Fall 2011 gown, which like Jessica’s, had a major fit problem as well. Let’s just say the bodice took its cues from the name of the awards show and made her look like she was sagging. There’s more on the list, so carry on to the gallery to have a look.
OK, the Sundance Film Festival isn’t stooping to adult movie screenings just yet, but the festival was pretty excited to premiere a movie about pornography, so anything is possible. Actually, our friends at the Sundance Channel were also eager to share with us the photos from the premiere party (co-hosted by DirecTV), celebrating Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s writing and directing debut, Don Jon’s Addiction. He stars as the titular Jon, a Jersey boy who has no trouble picking up ladies as hot as Scarlett Johansson at the clubs, but for some reason still prefers watching porn to participating in the real deal. Tony Danza co-stars as his father — completing that 3rd Rock From the Sun/Who’s the Boss crossover fantasy you always had, right? — and Julianne Moore is a woman Jon meets at a night class. Read more…
You need no other reminder that the Golden Globe Awards are not just the Oscars and Emmys light than what the fashion-forward stars were wearing to on the red carpet. Sure, there were plenty of pretty ball gowns and shimmery sheaths, but some of our favorites knew that this was the event where they could take risks and go big with crazy prints and unconventional cuts. Sienna Miller, for instance, took a dress that could have come out of your crazy aunt’s mod closet from the ’60s, but the Erdem separates’ fit and her minimal makeup made it work. Anne Hathaway also went for separates, in glittery white Chanel, that showed of her body to perfection while also giving her a relaxed air. We’re kind of amazed that Lucy Liu’s Carolina Herrera did not remind us too much of wallpaper.
There were some more conventional wins tonight too — Claire Danes in a figure flattering red Versace, Julianne Moore in elegant black and white blocking by Tom Ford. And some on-trend looks we loved: Kerry Washington’s sheer with silver details. And overall, we think it was a successful night for most of the stars — whether they opted to take risks or not. Look through our 10 faves and tell us if you agree!
We know all know Jennifer Aniston got her start running in terror from a tiny evil leprechaun in, you know, Leprechaun, but did you know that most A-listers have a crappy horror film lurking in their past somewhere? From Paul Rudd to Jack Black, Demi Moore to Amy Adams, the biggest names in Hollywood have at one point been covered in corn syrup blood and chased by a prop chainsaw. So enjoy 10 amazing actors and actresses who had to pay their dues at the business end of a fake meat cleaver. Our personal favorite? Julianne Moore. Can anyone name a dumber movie death than hers? We honestly want to know!
We have to wait until March 15th to see Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie in it’s full gory glory, but the nightmares will begin as soon as you watch this brand new trailer! Chloe Moretz’s stars as Stephen King’s epically angst-y teen, who sets her town on ablaze with her telekinetic powers after years of abuse at the hands of her classmates. Think “satanic Matilda” and you’ll pretty much have it! Julianne Moore also makes a turn as Carrie’s religious fanatic mother, arguably her scariest role since that time she playedSarah Palin.
Chloe recently tweeted onset photos, and her resemblance to Sissy Spacek in the original is pretty insane. Of course, all that blood definitely helps. The 15-year-old actress discussed her day on set filming the iconic school dance scene. “We had the wet blood, and the fire blood, and the dry blood, and all the different types of blood. The people at the front desk were all, ‘Wow, she must have had a really hard day at work.’” Fans of Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic will not be disappointed! Sadly the flick won’t be out in time for this Halloween, but on the upside it’ll be out just in time for prom season…