The Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Tom Hanks were two of the most glaring omissions from this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. It was shocking not to hear Inside among the list of Best Picture nominees considering the plethora of praise it’s received, and disappointing to see Hanks boxed out after he delivered not one but two strong performances (in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks, respectively). Then again, there are plenty of Hollywood legends who don’t have a tiny gold man engraved with their name despite owning box office records or topping critics’ lists. When it comes to doling out the coveted Oscar, the Academy doesn’t always go with the popular opinion.
Shia LaBeouf might not get an Oscar for taking LSD for his role in the upcoming film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, but he might get us to consider buying a ticket. “I’d never done acid before. I remember sending Evan tapes. I remember trying to conjure this and sending tapes. And Evan being like ‘That’s good, but that’s not but, that is,’” LaBeouf told MTV about dropping acid to prepare for his character’s drug trip. “You reach out to friends and gauge where you’re at. I was sending tapes around and I’d get 50 percents from people and that just starts creeping me out. I was getting really nervous toward the end. Not cause I wanted to be on drugs — I’m not trying to mess with the set or anything like that. It’s really just fear that propels people.” Maybe it was fear, but we’re betting Oscar gold played at least a tiny part in the other extreme things actors have done for roles…
We’re still waiting for someone to tell us that InAPPropriate Comedy is actually an elaborate hoax (is it some April Fools-like holiday we’ve forgotten about?), because it’s too hard to believe that it’s actually real. It basically makes Scary Movie and Movie 43 look like Lincoln. As we watched the red-band trailer (after the jump, due to NSFW content) with our mouths hanging open, these are the questions that immediately came to mind:
1. Really, someone gave Vince Offer, the ShamWow/Slap Chop guy money to make a movie?
2. Does Rob Schneider need the money this badly?
3. Adrien Brody, did you lose a bet or something? Did you forget that you’re hot and won an Oscar?
When P. Diddy throws a party, everyone comes. When Diddy throws a party on a boat in Cannes, you’d better believe that they’d come pouring in. He’s like the entertainment ring master and really knows how to make a splash — pun, intended. A clutch of celebrities dropped in for the bash, most of them casually barefoot. High heels and wooden planks don’t go particularly well together. Spotted wearing black were Michelle Rodriguez and Benicio del Toro, the latter of whom kept trying to dodge cameras. Adrien Brody was relaxed in jeans and a jacket, while Kelly Brook made two wardrobe changes — one while arriving, and one while onboard. Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Nicky Hilton added starlet glamour, and we’re pretty sure Tara Reid would like to be included in that group. Kim wore a gown that generously showed off her curves, of course. Head on over to the gallery to see the stars in action.
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What a charming name for a ball. The 2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball took place at Cipriani’s, New York, and Sarah Jessica Parker really took it upon herself to dress accordingly, looking like a very convincing snowflake in a white silk, cut-work and feather trimmed Louis Vuitton dress — part of the same collection Kate Moss closed earlier this year. Looking at lot more slinky were Uma Thurman and Angie Harmon, who nailed it in a skintight green dress and a shimmery halter gown, respectively.
Other celebrities included couples like Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle (who also looked great in a red gown slit high up the thigh) and Mark Ruffalo with his delightfully named wife, Sunrise. Vera Farmiga, Zoe Kravitz and Natasha Bedingfield were also spotted, the latter two wearing color-blocked black and white. To check it all out, click through our gallery below.
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We figured Rachel McAdams was had something big planned when she showed up in France with that huge trunk yesterday! The actress traded Tuesday’s hat and trenchcoat for long blond curls and a sheer red Marchesa gown at the Cannes premiere of Woody Allen‘s Midnight In Paris, which she attended with co-stars Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Lea Seydoux and Michael Sheen—who also doubled as her date. Are you feeling this fiery look?
Check out the gallery for more shots of McAdams (check out that train!), plus a glimpse at the white dress she wore earlier at the Midnight In Paris photo call.
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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]
By now we have a good sense of who’s going to be taking home trophies this year, so let’s take a moment to acknowledge those who won’t even get to dream of it. Our unlucky 13 Least Likely To Be Nominateds below don’t exactly represent the worst movies and performances of 2010. Instead, we’re spotlighting award-aspiring belly floppers (like the allegedly edgy Dakota Fanning), former winners doing their best to avoid seeing a podium again (hi, Adrien Brody) and cinematic efforts that left us wondering what reward those involved did think was coming. Check out the gallery to see who should only expect a Razzie nomination (ok, and maybe a Teen Choice Award) at best.
Way to lay it down, lady. Courtney Love just bid $17,000 for a chance to have tea withÃ‚Â Adrien Brody. You read the figure correctly. That tea better have somethin’ Irish mixed in it. Strapped for cash, she is not, clearly. Love was at Paul Haggis‘ Artists for Peace and Justice fund-raiser for Haitian schools where a bid for Brody was on the roster. And what a battle for Brody it was, as sources at the event reveal that Love was having it out with Gerard Butler for the prize. The prize being Brody (seriously)… we just don’t see it, guys!
So, why does everyone suddenly want to have tea with Adrien Brody? Scratch that, what in Scotland’s good name did Gerry Butler want with him? Double scratch that, what is Courtney up to? Is “tea” a code word for something else? Was Gerry trying to save Adrien from Court’s love-hungry clutches? Does Gerry want Adrien all to himself? Does Courtney want to make Adrien her new pet? So many questions! All we know is, be afraid, Adrien. Be very afraid.