While the rest of the world could watch Matthew McConaughey spastically gyrate while wearing only a leather vest and cowboy hat until the end of time, at least one more person arrived on the earth today who doesn’t want to hear about your dumb male stripper movie, Dad. Jeez! You aren’t cool! Now get out of my room! TMZ reports that McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves gave birth to their third child earlier today in Austin, Texas. We’re betting New Baby McConaughey probably also wouldn’t want to hear about his dad’s role in Failure to Launch, but for a totally different reason. That reason being that it’s a terrible, terrible, terrible movie.
As you might recall, McConaughey announced his wife’s pregnancy back in July via Twitter. “Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin,” he gushed (The “alright, alright” at the end is silent.) McConaughey Baby #3 joins his or her four-year-old brother Levi and two-year-old Vida, who both know you once got arrested for playing the bongos naked, Dad, and frankly it makes us want to barf. Now get out of our rooms!
In recent years, it was easy to forget that before he was a rom-com staple in films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner, Matthew McConaughey broke into the industry in a little independent film, with his scene stealing performance as the slimy David Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic, Dazed and Confused. But this year, McConaughey returned to those indie roots. The hunky Texas native proved that he was more than just hot arm candy next to the Jennifers and Kates out there by choosing smaller films with accredited directors who stretched him as an actor. And the work paid off. He gave hilarious and nuanced performances in films like Bernie and this summer’s sexy success Magic Mike that gave him the acting cred we always knew he deserved. It doesn’t hurt either that McConaughey married his longtime girlfriend Brazilian bombshell Camila Alves at his Austin home. It all helped us see past those blindingly beautiful abs of his.
Dominating Moment: It’s safe to say that this was his performance in the surprisingly dark Magic Mike. He stole the show as Xquisite strip club owner Dallas, who had us at his gyrations in those leather chaps. We love how the notoriously shirtless actor winked at the audience with this bare-chested role and even nodded to his 1999 arrest as he played the bongos during the Tarzan striptease scene. By showing us that he’s in on the joke, the actor exuded self-effacing charm, even while betraying Channing Tatum’s Mike.
Dominating on Twitter: McConaughey isn’t necessarily known for his Twitter presence, but his 282,259 followers would probably say otherwise. The actor utilizes the site to promote his catchphrase-powered philanthropic endeavor the Just Keep Livin Foundation, promote his movies and show his Longhorn pride.
Best Appearances: McConaughey did his fair share of press promoting a record number of films this year in addition to Magic Mike (Killer Joe, The Paperboy, and Bernie to name a few) from The Daily Show to The Tonight Show. In June, he and Camila graced the cover of People, sharing photos of their laid back Austin wedding weekend. But we have to say, his scooter cooler race against Jimmy Fallon was pretty epic and is now our new favorite backyard barbecue activity. It just goes to show you can take the man out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the man.
What We Expect From Him in 2013: McConaughey already has several projects lined up for him that will continue to push him into a serious A-list actor territory. His role in Dallas Buyers Club already has people talking about his extreme weight-loss to play a man with HIV in the ’80s. We hope this is JUST for the movie and he’ll go back to his healthy six-pack ways! He’ll also be costarring with Leonard DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street and is teaming up with friend Woody Harrelson for TV series True Detectives. We’ve loved seeing more of you, Mr. McConaughey, and can’t wait to see you continue to surprise us.
We begin staring at them, wondering if they’re merely the result of a big burrito lunch; then, soon enough, we marvel at their size in proportion to their petite carriers and placing bets on when they’ll pop — yes, we’re talking baby bumps. Particularly those sported by our favorite pregnant celebrities. It’s fascinating how some famous ladies, like Megan Fox and Gisele Bunchen, play coy for months, hiding behind cleverly draped dresses or simply ignoring questions when we know they’d never allow themselves to acquire food babies like the rest of us. Others, like Snooki, Tori Spelling and Vanessa Lachey, flaunt their bumps like crazy, posting pics on Twitter, posing in front of the paps in revealing outfits. To each her own!
But once again, we’d like to make their beautiful maternal bodies into a fun little game to while away your summer afternoon. Guess the celebrity baby bump! And don’t cheat by studying the thumbnails here; that’s just silly.
Guys…what? That isMatthew McConaughey escorting the lovely pregnant Camila Alves to the Killer Joe premiere in New York last night, right? If we didn’t know better, we’d have guessed it was Oscars producer Brian Graser. Or E.T. Or something a grizzled sea captain would whittle out of a piece of driftwood. We guess what we’re saying is, everyone has that one angle that doesn’t work in photographs. So what do you do if your head suddenly has 30 more angles than it normally does?
But don’t worry, everybody. No need to dust off your VHS copy of For The Love of Nancy just yet. McConaughey’s drastic new look is just due to weightloss for his upcoming role as HIV patient Ron Woodruff in the biopic The Dallas Buyers Club; after contracting the illness in the ’80s, Woodruff went on to start an underground AIDS/HIV support network. “I’m losing some weight,” the actor told Larry Kingon his new webseriesLarry King Now last week. “I’ve got a role coming up in the middle of September. I’ve lost about 15 pounds, I’ve gotta lose about 15 more.” Added McConaughey, “I should not look healthy by the time I’m doing this.” We’ll say! The man can’t look unrecognizable in every photo…can he?
Wow, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are really turning into lean mean baby machines! Camila is now pregnant with baby number three, adding to their brood of son, Levi, 3, and daughter, Vida, 2, and who are just about the two cutest kids ever. Matthew announced the news on Twitter yesterday, writing, “Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child, God bless, just keep livin,” which you can almost hear him saying in his signature drawl, right? The same message was tweeted by Camila, about a half hour before Matt sent it out. This news just adds to the celebrations in the McConaughery-Alves household. Matthew and Camila just got married last month! Which was a long time coming, we may add, but do you think they sped up the wedding just so she wouldn’t be baby-bumpin’ on the big day? It’s possible! Unless, they just got to know? We don’t know when the baby is expected, so we don’t have a timeline just yet. All we know is that we’re super happy for the gorgeous couple and wish them luck! We hope to get more updates soon.
A huge round of congratulations are in order for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. The genetically blessed couple finally tied the knot in a sunset ceremony Saturday evening in Texas, says People, after being together going on six years and sharing two beautiful children — son, Levi Alves McConaughey and daughter, Vida Alves McConaughey. The ceremony itself was extremely private and very simple. Apparently, some details were revealed to guests at the very last moment. Those guests, including close friends and family, stayed on large, luxury tents the actor had pitched across his huge property. It’s no surprise that the celebration lasted three whole days with lots of people chilling on hammocks, sipping brews and playing lawn games. It sounds so idyllic!
US Magazine also has a guest talking about the ceremony itself and it sounds like a very emotional one. “There were no groomsmen or bridesmaids. And there were two preachers, [a pastor of a local church] and a monk. They switched off saying remarks,” says the source. The simplicity filtered down to even the vows section of the ceremony. The guest adds, “They whispered them in each other’s ears. No one knew what they said. Whatever they said was very emotional. [Camila] was tearing up. The crowd erupted and there were many tears all around …” People has the exclusive on all the photos which they say will come out in print this week. A guest also revealed that Matthew looked “so handsome” and like “an old Hollywood movie star” in a three-piece black Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, while Camila was “just glowing and beautiful” in white Stuart Weitzman heels and a wedding gown handmade by her favorite Brazilian designer. We can’t wait to see the pictures! Best wishes to the happy couple!
Do not adjust your computer screen! A host of lovely faces turned out in their crazy colorful best last night at the Missoni For Target launch in New York City. The zig-zaggy styles are the trademark of the eccentric Italian designer Ottavio Missoni, who recently inked a deal to create a budget collection for the superstore. Elizabeth Olsen and Camilla Belle strolled into the celebration wearing stripey gowns, while Emma Roberts took a more casual approach in a bright cardigan. Looks like the only dress code for this shindig was “wild”. Other celebs to get ziggy with it include Selita Ebanks, Camila Alvez, Rachel Zoe and more. Check out more of the far out fashion in the gallery below!
Howdy, partner! While last night’s Bernie premiere wasn’t the first time Matthew McConaughey has shown off his new ‘stache, his decision to top off his ensemble with a cowboy hat certainly brings out the Marlboro Man vibe—or the John Holmes vibe depending on your cultural reference point. Do you dig the look, or would you rather he bring back the smooth-faced Surfer, Dude aesthetic we’ve seen for years? Check out the gallery below for shots of mustachioed Mateo with wife Camila Alves and co-stars Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. You have to assume movie is relatively serious if Jack isn’t pulling his Kung Fu Panda craziness on the carpet.
Just the name of this party itself would give us stress! Imagine the pressure to look, well, hot, at the Us Magazine Hot Hollywood Style Issue bash. Some stars caved, like Lauren Conrad, who needs to fire her entire entourage — hairdresser, stylist and make-up artist — stat. Her bun looks heavier than her whole body, she’s got this weird geisha white powder thing going on with her face and her sloppy blouson-teeny skirt ensemble just isn’t working. Jessica Szhor also seems to have been inspired by her namesake Jessica Lowndes bra-baring ensembles. The lace doesn’t make it classy, ladies.
Who did make it work was Camila Alves who was ridiculously sexy in a fire-engine red strapless dress with lips to match. Carmen Electra looked like a blonde Sofia Vergara, and knocked it out of the ball park with a simple metallic shift. Sara Rue, Pia Toscano, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton (who looked really demure), Brooke Burke and Petra Nemcova all stepped it up in the wardrobe department as well. We’d also like to say that the magazine’s “Style Icon of the Year” Jessica Simpson is getting there one ensemble at a time. Really, really getting there. Good for you, Jess! For the rest of the H’wood hotties who attended the bash (*ahem*, we didn’t exclude the guys), check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Judi Dench, you rascal! That’s one lowwww-cut muumuu for a septuagenarian, damn! Woops, it turns out the gray-haired cleavage flasher at the Lincoln Lawyer premiere in LA last night was the quite pregnant Pink, who might want to consider a different hair color if she’s going go Golden Girls in her wardrobe as well. The stars of Matthew McConaughey‘s (hopeful) dramatic comebackÃ‚Â film were there as well—including Ryan Phillippe, whose girlfriend Amanda Seyfried must have been busy hawking her own flick, Red Riding Hood. See photos of all the stars in the gallery below—and where can we get our hands on Mateo’s silver suit? Sharp!