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TONY Awards Red Carpet: The Older Ladies Do It Better

What was in the water when these ladies were growing up? ‘Cause we’ll have some! The 2011 TONY Awards took place yesterday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and we’re in awe of the slew of all the “older” actresses that walked the carpet. We’re not being derogatory about age at all. We genuinely think that the so called young Hollywood lot could learn a thing or two from ladies like Edie Falco (aged 47), Ellen Barkin (57), Brooke Shields (46) and Marg Helgenberger (52) because they looked incredible. Christie Brinkley looked pretty damn fine too, but we didn’t like the strapless blue gown she wore. And God Bless her soul, we love you Whoopi Goldberg, but what the hell were you wearing? She had some bizarre hat and an outfit that looked like it was made from cheap curtains on, which you’ll able to see in our gallery below.

A word about the gentlemen during the evening. Could Neil Patrick Harris (he was the host of the show) and partner David Burtka get any more handsome? Al Pacino could have taken a couple of styling tips considering he wore a weird headband, but his girlfriend, gorgeous Lucila Sola (who is 40 years younger than him) didn’t seem to mind. Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Don Cheadle all suited up too, so take a look at the pictures and tell us what you think.

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Jeremy Renner Joins Avengers Cast As Super-Archer Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner IS Hawkeye

An Oscar nomination is great and all, but playing a superhero? Now that’s an honor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner is a signature away from playing Hawkeye in The Avengers, the Marvel superhero team-up blockbuster scheduled for 2012. One of the lesser known heroes in the franchise, Hawkeye has no super powers but is such a badass with a bow and arrow that he gets to party with Iron Man anyway. Frankly, we think Renner may have the better deal: as anyone who’s seen Rambo: First Blood Part II knows, archery looks a lot more awesome than artillery.

The massive cast for The Avengers, which will follow the upcoming Thor and Captain America movies, includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America (Joss Whedon of Buffy fame will direct). Other characters still in question include Ant-Man (also scheduled for his own movie, to be directed by Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim‘s Edgar Wright) and The Hulk, last played by the allegedly difficult Edward Norton. But no matter how big the final cast is, it looks like we’ll eat least get some amazing archery GIFs out of it.

[Photos: Getty Images/Marvel]

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DJ A.M. Will Appear In Iron Man 2

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When Iron Man 2 premieres in May, prepare yourself for a post-mortem celebrity cameo. Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ A.M., who passed away last August, filmed a scene for the movie, but after he died director Jon Favreau had to make a decision whether or not to keep his role in the movie. Favreau opted to leave it in, and to dedicate the film to the DJ.

Favreau explained “We tried to make it respectful and for people who know him, they’ll get a kick out of it and for people who don’t it will sort of slide by without much notice.” One of the film’s co-stars, Don Cheadle said “It was just really sad for everyone and it made it strange, too. It’ll be interesting to see it on the screen,” which is how we feel – sad and strange. It’s a nice gesture for sure, but might make for a jarring, possibly sad moment in an otherwise upbeat, action-filled movie. His is not the only celebrity cameo in the film, but it seems like it may be the one to distract us the most – until we’re further distracted by Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow outfit, of course.

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Don Cheadle Replaces Terrence Howard In Iron Man 2, World Pleasantly Surprised

When the future looks so daunting and uncertain, it’s important to cling to whatever shreds of hope we can find. For that reason, Scandalist is proud to share that Terrence Howard has outpriced himself from the sequel to Iron Man, which will star Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes instead. While Howard must have assumed the increasing importance of his character (remember when he stared at the armored suit and said “next time?”) would be a good bargaining chip, the negotiations instead gave producers time to consider whether America would be interested in watching this smug charm-void in a spin-off. Enter Cheadle, an actor whose public persona revolves around political advocacy rather than demanding prospective girlfriends use baby wipes on their ass.

While he won’t be flying through the air with Robert Downey Jr., Howard can comfort himself with the fact that his debut album, Shine Through It, almost made the Top 30 earlier this year (Downey’s album didn’t even make the Top 100!). Plus he’ll have the time to get that physics degree he’s always talking about.

[Photos: WireImage/FilmMagic]