You may not see his beautiful body in The Book of Life, but Channing Tatum still exudes the same charm and confidence he brings to live-action roles. Also starring Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna, the film is a visual treat for the whole family to enjoy, with a kick-ass soundtrack. Producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez give us a story based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (which was the original title), that deals with love, friendship, family, life, death and everything in between. Literally.
“I’m in a glass case of emotion!” “I love [insert lamp equivalent].” Those are the two lines I wind up quoting from Anchorman on a regular basis. It is without a doubt one of the most quotable movies of all time (maybe Mean Girls and Pulp Fiction come close). Now that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is finally in theaters, we’re very curious to see whether it will have at least one “Milk was a bad choice.” In the meantime, VH1 News asked Will Ferrell and company what lines they love from the first movie, and which ones they never want to hear again.
Will Arnett returns to prime-time television tonight with new series The Millers, and we couldn’t be more nervous. But why? Will Arnett is great! Sure, we loved him on Arrested Development, and yes, we cheered whenever he’d pop up to sabotage Jack Donaghy. But with the short-lived FOX series Running Wilde under his belt, and the mismanaged Up All Night to his name, Arnett is dangerously close to becoming known as a product of a successful TV series who simply can’t get it done on his own. And he’s not alone.
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell at the Golden Globes … giving a preview of Anchorman 2?
We are metaphorically riding unicorns past rainbows over this morning’s wonderful news that Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Back in December, we heard rumors that she would be signing on to play a love interest to Steve Carell’s lovably dumb weatherman Brick Tamland, and though her role hasn’t been confirmed yet, Deadline is keeping that rumor up, saying she might play his wife.
Could this mean that Brick is going to have a bigger role than the occasional “I love lamp”-style one-liner? When we spoke to Carell last spring, he said he kind of hoped he wouldn’t. “I feel that Brick is best taken in small doses,” he said. “And I see it as an ensemble, aside from Will [Ferrell]. I hope it’s kind of the same setup as the first one.”
For some of us, the ’90s grunge era was a huge relief: We could finally give in to our hair’s natural tendency to obey gravity and stop curling, blow-drying, teasing and spraying it in a vain attempt to look like one of the strippers in Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.” For others, like the rock stars attending the premiere of Rock of Ages in Hollywood last week, big, crispy hair is one of the things they miss most about the era. If you weren’t alive or conscious in the ’80s and early ’90s, let us just tell you, there’s a reason they called it “hair metal.”
Through their Rock of Ages characters, Julianne Hough and Russell Brand allow us to look back fondly at some of the best and most embarrassing of styles that took the phrase “The higher the hair, the closer to God” to heart. Tom Cruise‘s Stacee Jaxx, meanwhile, recalls the latter years of Bret Michaels’ ‘do, which traded spiked up locks for the comfort of a bandana and cowboy hat, which to this day, he says, “makes it killer!” Here are some of our faves:
“The hair was so cool,” Lita Ford told VH1 News. “I remember one of the guys had this big old hairdo, and I said to him, ‘How the hell do you get your hair to do that?’ Because I was always with the Aquanet, trying to get my hair to stand straight up, and you can’t get it up enough. So he told me he slept upside down.”
Oh, that’s what we were doing wrong all that time!
Call us out of the loop (never!) but we really didn’t know that the “Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards” were such a big deal. But so many stars turned up for the event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. that we sat up and took notice. Leading the way and looking like a young Bridget Bardot was Chloe Moretz. She was the recipient of the 2012 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future award and fittingly wore a Max Mara dress with Rupert Sanderson shoes, and a vintage bracelet by Susan Caplan. Also wearing Max Mara, but not to such a winning effect, was Jenna Dewan Tatum, in a pale jade jumpsuit with Jimmy Choo shoes, a Swarovski purse, and Irene Neuwirth jewels. Christina Applegate notched up the brand’s cred again, though. She received the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award wearing a cherry red Max Mara dress with Louboutin heels. Stylin’!
That wasn’t by any means, the end of Max Mara’s reign on the red carpet. Cobie Smulders also wore the brand with a lovely blush-hued frock and a contrast waistband. Viola Davis was her usual best-dressed self wearing a Max Mara black strapless dress and ruby lips. Meryl Streep also had the brand’s “Elegante’” dress with a black grograin waistband on. Take a look at the gallery to see all our fashion picks!
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Some major television star power showed up at the NBC Upfront preview party in New York on Monday, representing a fair amount of our favorite shows and new ones we can’t wait to see. One of those would be Parks and Recreation and the shows lead, Amy Poehler looked like a stone cold fox in a Nicole Miller dress, House of Lavande jewelry and an All Saints leather jacket. Other funny ladies, Up All Night co-stars Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate also represented. Eva Longoria was glam in a deep red Alberta Ferretti dress with Brian Atwood pumps. She probably made sure not to stand right next to Jenny McCarthy, whose sexy fuchsia shift would have clashed horribly next to it!
Other glam ladies included Law & Order: SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay wearing a white Victoria Beckham dress. She happily posed with co-stars Ice-T and Kelli Giddish. Katharine McPhee wore a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress, repp’ing Smash. Jamie-Lynn Sigler looked fine in a red Nonoo jumpsuit and posed with her Guys With Kids producer Jimmy Fallon. That was just the tip of the iceberg at this Upfront, so head on to the gallery for the whole deal. Of course, the Fox Upfront happened on the same day in the same city, and we know that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were officially presented as the newest judges on The X Factor there. Did the rest of that network’s star power match up? Click over to our Fox gallery and compare!
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Over the last 25 years or so, Christina Applegate has proven herself to be more than just another bubbly blonde actress. From her breakthrough role as sexy punk teen Kelly Bundy on Married With Children to holding her own against comedy’s elite as Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman to kicking breast cancer’s ass in 2008 to her most recent gig on NBC’s Up All Night, Applegate clearly has staying power. As she heads over the hill today and turns 40, let’s celebrate her birthday by taking a look back at her most memorable looks. [Photo: Getty Images, Dreamworks, NBC]
Alyssa Milano‘s name doesn’t even make the poster on her new movie Hall Pass, but she was the biggest star at the film’s premiere in LA night, thanks to Alyssa announcing her pregnancy only a few days before. It was her first time on the carpet since the revelation, and she was happy to show off her belly with a series of “proud and expectant” poses for the cameras. Not that we mind—much easier to talk about a baby bump than what Jason Sudeikis was wearing.
See more pics of Milano, and the actual stars of Hall Pass, in the gallery below.
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Congratulations to new mom, Christina Applegate! She gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday and has somehow kept it under wraps till now. Applegate and her fiance, musician Martyn LeNoble (bassist for Perry Farrell‘s band Porno For Pyros) have named their daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble and a family friend told People, “She’s a beautiful little girl and they are so happy and in love with her.” Their official statement announced , “Actress Christina Applegate and fiance, musician, Martyn LeNoble, welcomes daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles. Mother and daughter are doing great.”
We’ve been rooting for Applegate, who is a breast cancer survivor, and were thrilled when the couple announced her pregnancy last July—with Christina wearing some stylish maternity clothes. We’re looking forward to seeing the pictures of the new family.
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