By Christopher Rosa
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited to see one of our favorite franchises get the larger-than-life reboot it deserves. Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello reunite has us thinking about their celebrity doppelgangers. In other words, stars that look like turtles. Duh.
Is that Ed Westwick or Chuck Bass, the character he plays on Gossip Girl? Because we think the actor is totally channeling the sexy rogue he portrays on the show. Ed walked the runway in a number of ensembles for Philipp Plein at his Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 show over the weekend. And while he’s totally doing Blue Steel — nay, even the Magnum — from Zoolander, we’re not totally convinced about his facial hair situation. Seriously, Ed, what’s up with the dust-bunny mustache? The scruff is okay, but we’re not feeling the ‘stache at all. It was also in full view at a press conference he did for the designer earlier in the day. Ed is the face of Plein’s new fall ad campaign shot by creepozoid fashion photographer Terry Richardson who’s also put himself in the photographs. Why, why, why? We don’t want Richardson in Ed’s frames!
Plein’s gushing about him, though, saying, “For me Terry Richardson is a very talented artist. He reflects perfectly the brand’s spirit. He’s authentic and does what he likes. He always says what he’s really thinking. If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, and that’s it. Terry is all rock’n’roll! Working with him for this campaign has been great and I can’t wait to go work with him again for the next campaign!” Why is this about the photographer, and not the star? Thank heavens that only Ed showed up on the runway!
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We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge and Robert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
Whatever weight Leonardo DiCaprio put on for his role in J. Edgar has already been worked off. We’d like the number of his trainer, please? He walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film, held yesterday at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, looking slick and streamlined in a black suit and silver tie. Complementing him was Naomi Watts, who shimmered in a plunging sequined gown. Director Clint Eastwood didn’t seem too happy to face the cameras, but he did bring two of his children — actors Alison Eastwood and Scott Eastwood — who seemed quite comfortable amid the mayhem. There were also a host of other familiar faces spotted at the premiere. Armie Hammer, who also has a strong role in the movie, came with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth Chambers. Hilary Swank, Ed Westwick, Liev Schreiber (who accompanied wife Naomi) and Jennifer Love Hewitt all gave great red carpet face. Make sure to check out our gallery for all the action.
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The enigma of birthday boy Ed Westwick‘s off-the-set wardrobe choices resurfaces again and again in the shadow of hailed Gossip Girl fashion limelight. Let loose from the confines of Chuck Bass suit-dom, Mr. Westwick opts for deep, nearly belly-button baring V-necks and continues to be relentless with plaids we’ve never seen on a Scottish bagpiper. Poor Blair Waldorf is cringing. While it’d seemingly be a good idea for Ed to take a cue from his more polished Gossip Girl character, his new-found affinity for ascots may prove otherwise.
Spotted: Ed Westwick attempting (failing) to channel his TV character. To ring in Ed’s 24th b-day, check out these 24 photos of him blurring the line between real life and Chuck Bass.
24. Panama Ed
23. Brown and Yellow, Brown and Yellow
22. Puzzling Patterns
21. Is that actually an ascot?
20. Baring the Bear
19. Fine and Dandy
18. Hats off to you… Seriously
17. Rain Booties Cutie
16. Again with the ascot?
15. Head to Toe Disaster
12. Scottish Snafu
11. Funky Faux Pas
10. Fit to be Untied
9. Ed does Athlete…
8. Burgundy Bust
7. Chilly Confusion
6. Who Wears Short Shorts
5. Yes, That’s a Cane
4. Mobster Mistake
3. Purple Haze
2. Hot Mess
1. Blue Blunder
We like seeing this side of Leonardo DiCaprio, all dapper and retro. These photo’s were taken on the set of his new movie J.Edgar which is being filmed in L.A. We can already feel the 2012 Ocsar buzz off the Clint Eastwood directed biopic on J.Edgar Hoover’s life. Check out the rest of cast—joining Leo will be Dame Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas and Ed Westwick.
The movie’s going to deal with the life of Hoover—Leonardo’s role—who was the first Director of the FBI. He was considered a controversial figure and dogged most of his life with rumors of homosexuality and cross-dressing, which the films going to deal with. Playing the role of Clyde Tolson, Hoover’s alleged lover, is Hammer, who reveals there are quite a few love scenes between the two telling E!, “It’s not a kissing scene—it’s a ton of kissing scenes.” And he’s totally stoked sharing screen space with DiCaprio, saying, “He’s a talented actor. I’m not nervous or afraid of it being awkward. The script is great. The scenes are in there for a reason. I’m really excited…Yeah, you heard that, Leo? Pucker up!”
We love it! But what we’re probably going to love even more is seeing Westwick trying to apply his Gossip Girl Chuck bitchface in another role. [Photos: Splash News Online]
At first we thought that Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick was a bizarre friend for New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire to have. Then we realized that it’s their love of Newsies-chic couture that keeps the conversation flowing. Must’ve been all they could discuss at last night’s Gotham Magazine tenth annual gala. Well, that and how the atmosphere must differ at such different heights.
Ed Westwick: “God, you never listen, Jessica! Seriously. You make me so MAD! Why are we back together again??”
Jessica Szohr: “Like, I’m wearing a hat ‘n stuff. I can see a pigeon. What are you so mad about, Ed?”
Ed: “My blood is literally boiling right now. All I want to do is watch Andy Roddick at the U.S. Open you care about is some pigeon? Nice one, Andy! Up here! Hey! Andy! I need a new roommate now that Chace moved out! We can talk about guy stuff! So…call me. ”
Kanye West’s internal monologue: “BREATHE, SELF, JUST BREATHE. DON’T LET THESE GOSSIP GIRL BITCHES GET TO YOU!!! I GOTTA STOP AT DESIGN WITHIN REACH AFTER THIS TO GET A NEW EAMES CHAIR FOR MY DINING ROOM! I WONDER WHAT @JUSTIN BIEBER IS DOING RIGHT NOW. I WANT TO BE A BALL BOY IS THERE A SCHOOL FOR THAT? LIFE IS GOOOOOOD!!!!! SHUT UP CHUCK AND VANESSA JUST SHUT UP!! PEACE AND LOVE EVERYBODY”
Jessica: “Bye bye, pigeon!”
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It seems that Ed Westwick shutting out Jessica Szhor was akin to a fifth grader acting around a girl he likes. Being mean translates to “I like you.” Because the ex-couple seem quite on now, but their reunion was anything but PG-13.
The New York Post reports that the Gossip Girl stars were flown down to Chicago for a Belvedere Nights event and festival. E! Online confirms there were in Chicago because they were spotted at Lollapalooza.
They were supposed to turn up at both events (apparently, Ed was Vanessa’s plus one). “Supposed” being the operative word here, because the Bass and Vanessa decided to ignore their panicked reps and refused to leave their room. Publicists were banging down their doors but Banessa refused to acknowledge their existence and went on doing whatever it was that they were doing. Must’ve made them hungry too because their room service bill was over $800. *Nudge Nudge Wink Wink*
But with all the lovin’ comes a fair amount of hatin’. Especially from the event sponsors who had coughed up first class plane tickets and VIP festival passes for the pair. A source reveals, “Eventually this blew up into a big argument on Sunday, when the event boss phoned Jessica and said he was canceling their flights. She said ‘We don’t need to do this. We can pay our own way.’ They left that night, and Jessica paid for everything.”
That’s right, all the threats of canceled plane tickets didn’t bother the loved up pair, because they insist that they didn’t know they had to turn up at the event. They only surfaced to watch The Strokes and Edward Sharpe perform post the event. Uh, right. The company flew you first class to another city and paid for two hotel rooms so you could get it on. Because people are really that nice.
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