Why is Brad Pitt‘s new Vanity Fair cover so unusual? Which popular European queen just abdicated her throne to her son? And for Carey Mulligan, what’s the most intimidating part about working on The Great Gatsby?
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has the kind of vocals that could make the firmest non-believer walk down the aisle of a sanctuary to get their soul saved. Her voice alone will bring even the sinners to Jesus. Remember this is the woman who did not win American Idol. At the Oscars, though, she won big for stealing the show with one of the highlight moments of the night. Read more…
We’ve been seeing a lot of black lace popping up on celebrities over at the West Coast all week. And to our delight, none of them have made the fabric seem Morticia Adams at all. Do we smell a trend? It started with Jessica Alba at the Producer’s Guild Awards during the weekend at the Beverly Hilton wearing a sexy Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture gown. Snazzy color was provided through her purple Roger Vivier clutch, her mint green nails and her pink lipstick. We were also thrilled to see Catherine Zeta-Jones take on a black lace sheath with a fringed hemline, by Emilio Pucci from the Fall 2011 collection. CZJ wore the sexy outfit for a stint on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno in Burbank, California, day before yesterday. Next up, we have the Aussie stunner Teresa Palmer wearing a sweeping, dramatic black lace gown by Philip Armstrong, which plunged down the front. She wore it to the premiere of Warm Bodies yesterday in Hollywood, and styled it up with a silver Judith Leiber clutch and heavy-duty Jacob & Co. diamond stud earrings and bracelet. Lastly, we have the lovely Hannah Simone at co-star Zooey Deschanel‘s Glamour Cover Girl bash in West Hollywood, California, wearing an elegant black lace, cap-sleeve dress from Theia’s Fall 2012 collection. Now do you see why we sense a trend? Comment on your favorite look!
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Is Side Effects the bizarro version of The Vow? The Vow plus Memento? A woman happily married to Channing Tatum suddenly doesn’t remember what happened to her during a specific dark period of time, only instead of Rachel McAdams, the wife is played by Rooney Mara. And instead of amnesia, she has…whatever kind of amnesia allows Jude Law to turn you into an unknowing homicide machine. We honestly aren’t sure if that’s the correct plot (or, frankly, even close to the plot) after watching the film’s trailer, but the important thing to keep in mind when thinking about Side Effects is Channing Tatum. Dreamy soft-focus Channing Tatum, joined later by furrowed-brow possible-husband-of-a-murderer Channing Tatum. There’s also some sexy business and at least murder going on, but mostly? Channing Tatum.
Side Effects is allegedly one of Steven Soderbergh‘s last features before the director retires from the moviemaking business forever, the other being the Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra. The man is going out on top! Soderbergh also filmed Channing for Magic Mike, so we’re guessing he knows what the fans want out of a Channing Tatum sexy murder movie: shirtlessness, wall-punching, pelvic thrusting if and when appropriate.
We don’t even want to go into the hair. There just aren’t enough hours in the 24/7 news cycle to discuss the half-shaved pink-and-lime studded business sprouting from Avril Lavigne‘s scalp at her Abbey Dawn fashion show in New York last night. Plus we don’t want to have to admit that we kind of like it. What we don’t like, however, is the greasy conjunctivitis-chic Avril chose to smear around her peepers. We guess you’d call it a smokey eye, in as much as our eyes started billowing smoke the second we looked at it. While we’d argue that Avril’s hotness still manages to shine through, that is not the case with these other makeup disasters…
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As you can see from the video above, Tom Cruise’s co-stars Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough and Catherine Zeta-Jones really feel like the actor was a real rock star on the set of Rock of Ages — and they meant that in the best way, not the diva-concert rider, trash the hotel room kind of way. And from what we can tell from clips of him as Stacee Jaxx, the guy really poured himself into the part. But none of this should surprise us in the least: After all, the guy has always been a rock star, even when he was at his most clean-cut and Hollywood. Here, we’d like to count down the 10 moments when he most resembled the lead singer of his own guitar-thrashing, ear-melting, groupie-attracting, Billboard-topping band.
Sorry, Snow White. Nothing personal, Thor. Of course we still love you, the Batman. We always will. It’s just that when it comes to summer movies, we love a glowering villain as much as we love a virtuous hero. Maybe a little more. Maybe … a lot more.
Luckily for us (and you!), this summer’s films are jam-packed with some of the most malevolent evil characters imaginable, ready to face off against the hottest heroes and heroines from May to August. Tom Hiddleston reprises his Thor role as power-hungry extraterrestrial Loki in this week’s The Avengers, while Flight of the Concords’ Jemaine Clement breaks Will Smith‘s stride as an easy-riding alien by the name of Boris in Men in Black III. Closer to home (and to your childhood nightmares), Queen Charlize Theron goes after Kristen Stewart‘s heart (not in the romantic way) in Snow White and the Huntsman, while Eva Green does the same to Johnny Depp (in both the romantic and evil way?) as smitten witch Angelique Bouchard in Dark Shadows.
Of course, not every memorable villain has to be from another planet or or the fairy-tale realm. Some of them can be regular ol’ criminal masterminds, like Salma Hayek‘s drug kingpin Elena in Savages, Faran Tahir‘s Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Bryan Cranston‘s Vilos Cohaagen in the Total Recall remake and Edward Norton‘s Byer in The Bourne Legacy. We are especially psyched to see Tom Hardy‘s Bane grapple the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises while Rhys Ifans takes on Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man. Because what’s an epic battle scene with out an epic villain? A 15-second slap fight?
Not that every villain has to be locked in life-or-death combat, mind you. Some of them are just maniacally vain. Sacha Baron Cohen‘s General Aladeen in The Dictator, anyone? Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ high-strung Patricia Whitmore will also be inflicting all the damage she can against the demon that is rock in Rock of Ages, while Adam Sandler only accidentally ruins his son Andy Samberg‘s wedding/marriage/life. That being said, if you somehow get your only child to throw up on his fiance’s wedding dress … yeah, you’re the bad guy.
Finally, we have to give props to those villains who don’t even come in a humanoid package. We are dying to see what the surprisingly awesome-looking Battleship aliens look like under their masks (Weird eyes? Check! Four-fingered hand? Check!), and we’re all ready to take our hats off to the Piranhas 3DD piranhas. Not only are they blood-thirsty, they are also responsible for Ving Rhames‘ character having machine gun legs. What aren’t villains good for? Which big bad has your ticket-buying hands shaking with anticipation this summer? Check out our gallery of villainy, and cast your vote. Just remember: When it comes to picking a favorite archnemesis, there is no wrong choice.
A lot of prep goes into a wedding. There’s the flowers, the catering, the dress, the ceremony, the guest list. And if you’re a multi-millionaire mega star, there’s the all-important prenuptial agreement. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the midst of planning their big day, but rumors are circulating as to whether or not the power couple will sign a prenup concerning their tremendous assets. In fact, Forbes estimates the couple’s net worth at over $270 million.
Although they’ve been together for over seven years now, that doesn’t mean that the two won’t someday hit the rocks. And as the boy-scouts always said: be prepared! “The chances of them not having a prenup is slim and zip,” L.A.-based attorney Goldie Schon told Celebuzz. “The fact that they waited this long to tie the knot, you can’t imagine that with this type of wealth and this type of stature that they’re not going to protect themselves so that they don’t have a situation in the future.” They certainly won’t be the first celebs with big money divorce clauses. Check out some of the crazier Hollywood prenups in the gallery below!
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Considering yesterday’s Tribeca Ball red carpet was more meh than fabulous, we expected the Tribeca Film Festival’s Vanity Fair party to up the ante. Sadly, it didn’t. There were some stand-outs. Jessica White nailed it again in a cream gown with lace overlay and a sexy slit up the draped thigh. Helena Christensen looked fresh and fine in a summery white cocktail frock which was yards better than her pastoral maxi at the Tribeca Ball. Sticking to the white theme was Leelee Sobieski wore a very simple Jil Sander gown (see above right) that we absolutely love. Unfortunately, she killed it with a weird Star Wars-esque ‘do.
There were a couple of other head-scratchers too. Like why would Catherine Zeta-Jones put on that terribly unflattering metallic gray Michael Kors frock? Why would someone as gorgeous as Lily Cole put on a glorified sack? Why would Dakota Fanning (who was also a juror in the World Competition Category) put on a weird headband when her hot pink Lanvin dress was lovely enough on its own? To answer all these questions and to ask a couple of your own, head to the gallery to check out what everyone wore.
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First, let us say, Tom Cruise is hilariously good at singing Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” in the new Rock of Ages trailer. But that’s not what impressed us the most about this preview of the movie (in theaters June 15) and certainly not what made us fork over our dough to see the musical on Broadway, from the front row. Nor was the touching love story of smalltown kids just trying to live out their dreams in L.A., or the cautionary tale about how fame and fortune will destroy your soul. Nope. It is the impressive way in which this musical actually makes us nostalgic for the most embarrassing fashion and music trends of the late ’80s and early ’90s. The perms, the sweaty leather, the man makeup, the sappy ballads, the over-the-top guitar solos, the bras worn alone as perfectly acceptable tops — we might cringe with regret (or, for those who didn’t live through the era, gape in wonder) in any other setting, but Rock of Ages reminds us of how totally rad it was to look as trashy as possible and bang your head to the sounds of Motley Crue, Poison and Def Leppard. It was true with the unknown actors of the theatrical version, but it’s even more evident when we see it all played out by the all-star cast of Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough and newcomer Diego Boneta.
Without further ado, we present to you a countdown of the 20 most rock-and-roll looks from trailer #2.
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