Harry Potter starlet Bonnie Wright showed up at Jo Malone’s Thoroughly Proper Party in London on Wednesday lacking her long flowing locks. After years of being linked to her character Ginny Weasley with trademark titan tresses, maybe she followed in the footsteps of Emma Watson, who famously cropped her hair as soon as the series ended to get some distance from the franchise. Or she’s just hopping on the short hair band wagon!
It seems like ever A-lister has gotten the urge to hack of the hair this year. Some like Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Evangeline Lilly went super short for film roles, whereas former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler got a buzz to support her friend being treated for cancer. And then there are music mama’s like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys who went short just for the hell of it. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 lovely ladies who took the hair plunge in 2012!
We are unabashedly excited about seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the second it hits theaters — it speaks to our eighth-grade selves as much as to the part of us that’s just nostalgic for nine years ago, when the last of the Lord of the Rings trilogy premiered. But we also are under no illusion that Peter Jackson’s latest trilogy is the most glamorous of star-powered events — let’s face it, J.R.R. Tolkien wasn’t exactly hell-bent on making beautiful women the center of attention in his books, and few of his heroes were much to look at either. And while we are super eager to return to Middle-earth and all its hobbitses and wizards and elves and dwarves, our shallow selves are also grateful to Jackson and company for making sure there’s some eye candy in the movies too.
At today’s world premiere of the movie in Wellington, New Zealand, it was Cate Blanchett — returning as elf queen Galadrial — and Evangeline Lilly — who plays Tauriel, an elf invented for the movies — who brought the token glamour to the red carpet. We love Evangeline’s new short hair-do, paired with her playfully sparkly dress (and damn, girl, those legs!). Cate appears to have some elfin magic in her IRL, because the actress has not aged a day in the past 10 years. Jackson, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis were also on-hand to greet the costumed fans — and a couple of PETA protesters. Flip through the pics while you enjoy your second breakfasts!
IT’S HERE! Ok, not quite. Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will only hit theatres on December 14, 2012, but the first trailer is out, and it looks epic. Lord of the Rings fans know that The Hobbit deals with the story of Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman in this film) and his quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug. Sir Ian McKellan reprises his role as Gandalf the Grey, and Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett also makes appearances as Gollum, Legolas, Frodo and Galadriel, respectively. Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans are also on board playing Tauriel and Bard.
The second Hobbit movie — The Hobbit: There and Back Again — will be out in 2013 and is also directed by Jackson. The film may have been released long after The Lord of the Rings trilogy hit cinemas, but the story is actually a prequel to LOTR. Just watch our inner nerds come out with this one.
We want to start a slow clap for Evangeline Lily’s fart story, but no one can tell what we’re clapping about from our cubicle. Plus, our boss told us to stop trying to start a standing ovation in the office all the time and we foolishly agreed. While visiting Leno to promote Real Steel, her upcoming movie with Hugh Jackman, Lily described her pre-fame career as a flight attendant, and the excellent, repulsive revenge she would take on rude customers.
“One time there was this guy who was really awful to me, and I was really struggling that day, because I had really bad gas,” the Lost actress explained to a horrified Jay. “And as a flight attendant, you don’t let that go when you’re on a plane. So this guy got under my skin to the point that finally I decided to save it all up, and when I was walking past him and when I got to row 48… I let it rip, right in his face.” Can’t…stop…hands. From…applauding. Gross…celebrity…story. Too…amazing…to…control…body…Bravo, Evangeline! Bravo!
Evangeline Lilly‘s movie career didn’t amount to much during her run on Lost, but she’s making up for lost time now. Following her appearance in this fall’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot boxing movie Real Steel, Lilly will star in The Hobbit, joining the stars of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy as as Tauriel, a “Woodland Elf.” “Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!” said director Peter Jackson on Facebook, though he added “(No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas)”—Orlando Bloom to those of you a little rusty on who played what.
The Hobbit—which will be split into two profit sources (sorry, films), has been in production since March, with the first film set to hit theaters over the 2012 holiday season. Between the original trilogy’s massive fanbase, and the honor of being the first mainstream film to be shot at 48 frames per second rather than usual 24, some think this film could wind up next year’s Avatar and the next step in 3-D filmmaking. Between this and the birth of her first child last month, we’re going to assume she hardly misses the island.
After spending six years getting sucked into the purgatory universe and blowing up houses on Lost, having a baby probably seems like the height of relaxation. Sure, you might have to stay up until 4:00am every night for a year, but at least you don’t have be running through the forest to do it. According to photos snapped of the actress in Hawaii, Evangeline Lilly is pregnant. The baby will be the first child for Lilly and boyfriend Norman Kali, who she met as a production assistant on her star-making ABC show. Lilly is next slated to appear in Real Steel with Hugh Jackman, a futuristic film where 2,000-lbs human robots box for supremacy, and there’s rumors of a sequel already. Enjoy those vomit-covered jammies will you can, Evangeline.
The math isn’t perfect—you have to skip his TV movies, short films and anthology works like New York Stories (or keep New York Stories and skip the redubbed Japanese movie What’s Up Tiger Lily?)—but You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is arguably the 40th feature full-length directed by Woody Allen. It’s an especially impressive feat considering he’s been directing for less than 50 years—the 74-year-old hasn’t gone a year without a film since 1981!
Though Stranger star Antonio Banderas was too busy pimping the latest Shrek in LA to celebrate with the Woodster at Cannes, co-stars like Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts were in attendance for this weekend’s premiere, along with well-wishers ranging from Diane Lane to Evangeline Lilly to Jean Claude Van Damme. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.
Common folk eat up comparisons to their famous look-a-like, but what about celebrities themselves? Via makeup, plastic surgery, and sheer coincidence, duplicates of our beloved stars are running rampant all over Hollywood, or in Lady Gaga‘s case, gracing our currency. Here are 20 of our favorite, unrelated, doppelgangin’ celebs. [Photos: Getty Images]
Lost star Evangeline Lilly says if she could be any A-lister, it would be Brad Pitt‘s babymama Angelina Jolie. But after saying she would like to emulate the humanitarian mother of six, Evangeline ends up giving her a backhanded compliment.
“No one knows that woman, she’s a complete ice queen, which is perfect,” Evangeline says. “Why should she be any more? She doesn’t owe us anything.”
Evangeline says Angelina’s life is grand, but just the charity part of it. “Sure, I’d love to be her, but just the humanitarian side,” she said.
What about Brad Pitt and those six cuties though??? [Source: Women's Health; Photo: Getty Images]
Slumdog Millionaire beauty Freida Pinto has sealed her ascent into the superstar league by signing up as one of the new faces of L’Oreal Paris. The gorgeous Indian star joins Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Evangeline Lilly as one of the famous faces of the international cosmetics brand. Forget working with Woody Allen for artistic cred — this is where the money’s at! Congrats. … [Photo: L'Oreal]