Blue Ivy Carter has a solid gold rocking horse. North West has a wardrobe any adult woman would envy. That’s the life of a celebrity baby — a King’s ransom worth of expensive gifts come birthday time. Sitting in the lap of luxury, these tiny tots have it all. So as we wish a very happy first birthday to little Prince George of Cambridge, we’re speculating the treasure troves of gifts he might be receiving from his high-flying celebrity pals to celebrate his first year on planet Earth.
Earlier this week, we told you about how Miley Cyrus referred to her boyfriend/fiance/superstud Liam Hemsworth as her “hubby” in an interview with Cosmopolitan. The quote sparked an untold number of rumors suggestion that the power-couple have already tied the knot without us catching on. Well, it turns out we missed a crucial part of the interview: She actually straight up said she was married, y’all! “I’m happy I don’t have to date anyone,” she said within the pages. And later on while telling an anecdote she dropped another glaring hint nugget: “‘I’m so happy I’m married, because you guys are so cruel!'”
OK, so she might have just taken a conversational short cut, and what she meant to say was “I’m so happy that I’m about to get married in the very near future.” But that’s kind of a mouthful, no? A rep for Hemsworth strenuously denied the wedding bell buzz to People, saying that they are “definitely NOT married.”
But hey, reps deny stuff all the time. And it doesn’t explain those Twitpics from Christmas that showed Miley and Liam wearing matching rings. And it really doesn’t explain why those same photos mysteriously vanished soon after being posted! Did Miley and Liam get married in secret? It wouldn’t be the first time in Hollywood history. Head on down to the gallery below and see 20 other famous couples who got hitched on the super DL!
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Celebrities always scrub up and put their Sunday best on for this one, don’t they? The National Board Of Review Awards Gala is always the first big awards red carpet of the year and seems to be for the “serious” movies and actors. Therefore, the fashion follows suit. Nothing too frippery here. Emily Blunt got it perfectly right with her nude-blush Emilio Pucci dress with tiny little cut-outs, bronze Stuart Weitzman shoes and minimal and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Amanda Seyfried wore a panelled onion and metallic Bottega Veneta dress, nipped in at the waist, with lace-up Alexandre Birman heels and pretty Norman Silverman earrings. Anne Hathaway‘s black luxe, androgynous tapered Hedi Slimane tuxedo was also right on the money and amazingly chic paired with her cropped hair.
Thank you, Bradley Cooper for wearing such an elegant Gucci suit, but damn, you need a haircut. Jessica Chastain, who has been doing rather well sartorially lately, picked a black Alexander McQueen dress with a floral metallic collar, bronze Charlotte Olympia shoes and a matching Aurelie Bidermann cuff. And then there was Ben Affleck, who sorely needed a shave, but who worked it out in a black tailored suit. Read more…
Okay, so Daniel Craig picked Rihanna over Beyonce to portray a future Bond girl in an interview because Riri is “dirtier.” First of all, duh. Second of all, Bey has probably already learned her lesson from acting across from Mr. Mike Myers in Goldmember. While we draw up a pitch for our RiRi-centric Skyfall sequel (Ugh, why did Denise Richards have to take the Bond girl name Dr. Christmas Jones? Ruin our plans, why don’t you?), peep our 5 fantasy picks for our Bond girls. (Other than Rihanna, of course.) (Duuuuuh.)
James Bond is back, and by all accounts better than ever! After far too many years away, Daniel Craig’s Agent 007 is hitting the big screen once again with Skyfall. The film has been leaving British audiences stunned for several weeks, so we can’t wait to go and check it out for ourselves! There are so many reasons to see a Bond flick: the action packed gun battles, the suspenseful hand to hand combat sequences, the (usually) incredible title songs, the increasingly insane technology, the sweet cars and of course the hunky Mr. Bond himself. But there’s also the legendary Bond Girls squad. Sometimes they love him, sometimes they hate him: sometimes they help him, and other times they try to kill him. But you can be sure that they’re always jaw-droppingly gorgeous! So in honor of Bond-Mania sweeping the world yet again, we’ve assembled a list of our 20 favorite Bond Girls of all time. Enjoy!
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Ugh, we hate it when filmmakers know us so well they can start luring us into the theater with the promise of gorgeous nerds. Okay, so maybe putting good-looking people in movies isn’t exactly cutting-edge casting technology. (Who knew women would love Magic Mike? It boggles the mind!) But the people behind Skyfall must have known we’d fall into a half-swoon over Bond’s new Q Ben Whishaw, who squares off against Daniel Craig in the film’s newest clip today and also his hair looks like that. And don’t think we didn’t notice that the movie also deftly plants the image of Ben in his jammies, drinking Earl Grey into our brains. We’re onto your genius mind games!
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve laid eyes on Mr. Whishaw. You can recall as far back as 2009 (oh, were we ever so young?), we hyped Whishaw alongside Anna Kendrick and Carey Mulligan as an up-and-comer poised to blow up after his turn as John Keats in Bright Star. He also starred in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Layer Cake, and will soon grace your eyeballs in Cloud Atlas. Man, how we love being right! On a related note, those glasses and that tie! Which of the interns will take us outside and hose us down? None of them? Well, we certainly can’t hose ourselves!
We absolutely love when Saturday Night Live gives normally serious actors a chance to prove their comedic chops — and sometimes we even love it when they don’t. From the looks of his promos with Taran Killam, this week’s host, Daniel Craig, has a good shot at falling into the former category. His whiny “I don’t like guns” kills us almost as much as the silly montage at the end. This got us wondering if this was really the first time we’d seen the gorgeous Brit do comedy — Layer Cake, Munich, Casino Royale and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo certainly aren’t knee-slappers. Earlier this summer, he did mention to The Sun that his next Bond flick, Skyfall, would actually have some humorous moments, after making two 007 movies that completely ignored the franchise’s campy origins.
“I think there are some very funny lines in it but then I have a very dark sense of humour, so others might not agree with me,” he told the paper. Asked for what else the movie offered, he said, “Go-go dancers. It’s not something I have done before and I thought it was about time I showed that part of myself.”
But after a bit of searching, we did find one rather hilarious skit Craig did back in 2007, for the British charity Comic Relief. It stars him as himself and Catherine Tate as a woman who met him on an online dating site.
We also rather enjoyed Daniel’s visit to The Colbert Report last December, where he didn’t exactly crack jokes, but we got to see his glorious smile as the host challenged him to arm wrestle. And, of course, who can forget James Bond’s appearance at this summer’s Olympics, where he escorted Queen Elizabeth II via parachute to the Opening Ceremonies. It’s not ROTFLMAO material, to be sure, but we love this evidence of his ability to spoof himself.
Taylor Swift and Emma Watson aren’t the only celebrities getting double covers in the same month around these parts. Now that the twenty third installment of the James Bond series, Skyfall, is due to release later this month, the martini-swillin’, lady-lovin’ spy is everywhere. And by that we mean, the actor who plays “Bond, James Bond,” Daniel Craig, is everywhere. Hallelujah, right? This month, he covers both British GQ and Vanity Fair‘s November issues, who both have special Bond covers adorning their faces. The magazines have come a little late to the party — Esquire released their Bond October cover with Craig on it back in August! Still, we’re not complaining. The more the merrier! And with Craig hosting Saturday Night Live this week, we’re basically in heaven.
GQ’s really done it in style, though. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bond and the movie’s release, they’ve got special covers for previous James Bonds, before Craig took on the role. Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan all have their own — see the slideshow here. Craig brings up the other Bonds in the amazing Vanity Fair interview saying, “What I’m doing is not what Pierce was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing. Things have changed. It’s just kind of the ride of it. Pierce used to say that it’s like being responsible for a small country. It’s kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can’t really say that’s my deal. I’m not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy.” Our favorite bit is when he also reveals, “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over. And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.” Not going to lie. We’d drink it if Craig was sitting across the booth.
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Look, we’ll readily admit this — put Daniel Craig on any cover and we will buy it without blinking an eyelid. Put him a suit and we’ll put the hurt on anyone who gets between us and a magazine copy. So, thank you, Esquire UK, for putting the actor on your October cover … in a suit, because it’s given us a case of crazy eye. How is this man for real? We didn’t know it was physically possible to be this chiseled. He’s also, in our opinion, the best James Bond so far, and we can’t wait to watch the next installment of the series — Skyfall. Esquire’s come up with their “Bond Special” in homage of the film’s imminent release in October and Craig’s breaking down the essence of the stock character for us. “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved,” he says, “but it’s a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F— you’ to risk, ‘F— you’ to dying, ” he describes, adding, “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.” BTW, the writer states right in the beginning that the interview took place over a beer at a pub in London. This is the first time we’ve ever wished we were a glass of lager. Sigh.
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How much of a coup would it have been have been for Rooney Mara to show up alongside Daniel Craig at today’s premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in London with a deep tan, blond highlights and frilly pink cocktail dress? We all knew that wasn’t going to happen, of course; Rooney seems committed to radiating “vaguely sociopathic computer genius” on the red carpet as well as on the big screen, this time with an icy white lace cut-out gown. On one hand, it’s not a bad dress. On the other hand, does everything she wear have to be cold and edgy to match her upcoming role? Either way we bet Rooney is dying to slip on something pastel or a pair of Uggs just as soon as the film is released next Wednesday. We can just see it in her eye…brows.
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