Well, this is awkward. Here we were, ready to heap derision and eye rolls on the new Jack The Giant Slayer movie for being the outrageously cheesy and unappealing CGI disaster it must surely be. Then we, um, watched the trailer. It’s…we found…on this, the day before Thanksgiving…okay, we are sincerely embarrassed by how tickled we are after watching it. Jack The Giant Slayer, we’re sorry and red-faced that we underestimated you. We didn’t realize you had:
A satisfyingly goth art design. We loooove the human skull wall.
Stanley Tucci being catty in princely 1600s Euro garb.
Ewan McGregor wrapped in raw dough and cooked next to two adorable pigs.
Ewan McGregor’s beard while being wrapped in raw dough.
A little baby sheep
Did we mention the Stanley Tucci part? We did? Great! Great.
That last second quip. We have no defenses against quips.
Seriously, this movie should look so much lamer than it does! Perhaps we have to confront the fact that sometimes it is we who are lame. Or our assumptions are, at least As for the giants’ faces…well, nothing is ever a total home run, is it?
Guys, today is the day Magic Mike comes out and changes our lives forever. Okay probably not, but we do get to see Channing Tatum strip on the big screen, and that still feels pretty important. Despite the way everyone woman (and, let’s be honest, man) is foaming at the mouth to see Alex Pettyfer and the gang take if off this weekend, it turns out Magic Mike is only the most recent in a long line of awkward, dramatic, sexy, humiliating moments in male movie nudity. From Jason Segel‘s weepy reveal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to basically every movie Ewan McGregor has ever done, enjoy what we consider to be the top 10 moments in cinematic dude nakedness. Though…aren’t they all pretty excellent? Warning: There will be butts.
This girl! On The Road premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today, and Kristen Stewart managed to bring the hotness in real life and in the film, as you can plainly see by her trip down the red carpet with costars like Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Dunst and, of course, her man friend eternal Robert Pattinson. Okay, so yes, they are all incredibly beautiful movie stars. We know that’s sort of a prerequisite, but still! Kristen was looking particularly lovely, in our opinion.
But how are we so sure that KStew was similarly smoking in the film? Check out the latest clip from the movie below, which starts immediately after KStew’s character makes an unsuccessful move for costar Sam Riley‘s junk. Plus, there’s all the nudity! Stewart told press at the festival that when it came to acting while topless for the film, the actress “wanted to do it.” Said KStew, “I love pushing. I love scaring myself. I’ve always wanted to get as close to an experience as I could.” “I just want a house, a baby, you know, something normal. I really do want that,” her On The Road character claims. Sorry, but we are way past normal, girl.
The 65th annual Cannes Film festival kicked off in high style today, as celebs from all around the world descended to the coastal town with their finest clothes and accessories. Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger both made big entrances in huge Cinderella gowns with trains that could stretch all the way to Paris! Jessica Chastain’s dress was a little more streamlined, but definitely drew attention with a plunging neckline. The dudes cleaned up pretty nicely as well, with action stars Bruce Willis and Chris Pine rockin’ the tuxes, but Sacha Baron Cohen (predictably) stole the show when he rode down the red carpet in full Dictator regalia while on the back of a camel. Sure it’s pretty in-your-face, but at least it’s better than drowning Elisabetta Canalis for publicity, right? We’ll go with yes. Check out more incredible styles in the gallery below!
To be honest, when we put Ewan McGregor up against Michael Fassbender for this week’s Hotness poll, we worried that Ewan might get crushed. Not that we dispute the Scottish actor’s hotness in the least, mind you. But Fassbender has all that buzz. And oh, yeah, all that full-frontal nudity, which inspired George Clooney to joke at the Golden Globes that he can play golf with his hands behind his back. Aaaanyway, Ewan certainly has the advantage of years of gathering devoted fans. Particularly a couple of them who live in the Ukraine and have apparently been hitting refresh nonstop for days. Well, give you clicking fingers a break, my friends, and watch both actors brutalized by Gina Carano in Haywire this weekend. Right after you celebrate your victory by looking at Ewan’s smiling face. Congrats!
Some of us are just getting to know Gina Carano, as she makes her movie debut in Steven Soderberg’s Haywire, in theaters today. In the movie, she plays Mallory Kane, a private security contractor whose boss/lover turns on her. And naturally, to survive and exact revenge, she winds up kicking the ass of some rather delicious foes: Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas and Channing Tatum. She also happens to have done all of her own stunts. (At post-screening Q&A for the movie we attended back in December, she said she loves bruises and had to talk the stunt guys into hitting her for real.) Because before becoming an actress, she was a professional badass.
After seeing her defy the laws of physics in Haywire, we’re very eager for her to get back in the ring. Then again, it would be a loss to moviegoers if she didn’t stay in the acting game — despite the admission by Soderberg that he altered her voice for the flick; she doesn’t really talk all that much in the movie anyway. But we love seeing a female action hero with real muscle and fire in her eyes. Check out our 20 favorite pics of the lovely and deadly Gina below.
Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor: Both incredibly sexy men from across the pond, both very talented, both can wear the hell out of a scarf, both get their asses absolutely BEAT DOWN by Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, in theaters this Friday. Sorry, that was a tiny bit of a spoiler, except you know they wouldn’t cast an MMA fighter in a movie and have her sit in the drawing room sipping tea. More on Gina later this week. In the meantime, we would like to force you to choose between Fassbender — the 34-year-old Irish German who’s starred in just about every movie of 2011, from Jane Eyre to X-Men: First Class to Shame, where he got very naked — and McGregor, the 40-year-old Scot who weirdly won our hearts back when he played a heroine addict in Trainspotting and hasn’t lost them since. (We’re trying very hard to forget about his less-than-hot turn in those Star Wars prequels.) Who’s it gonna be, my friends? Peruse the gallery below and then vote. Poll closes at 2 p.m. ET on Friday.
Last night, we covered the Hollywood Film Awards gala wearing an Old Navy dress and some chunky boots from three seasons ago. Luckily the A-listers with whom we chatted on the red carpet have impeccable taste — and skilled stylists — and posed in outfits worthy of the #1 spot on every best-dressed list on the Web. Michelle Williams (recipient of the Hollywood Actress Award), Emma Stone (honored with the cast of The Help), Carey Mulligan (Hollywood Supporting Actress Award), Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Elle Fanning were all working it last night, making us drool with envy over their dresses. And guys like Tom Felton, George Clooney and the always adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, suited up and smiled for the cameras too. The event, held at the iconic Beverly Hilton, is the unofficial kick-off to awards season, and the stars brought their A-game last night. It’s gonna be a long four months of parties, press, drama and dresses galore. We.Cannot.Effing.Wait.
We’ve got out favorite looks — and behind the scenes moments — in the gallery below.
Ewan McGregor has adopted a little baby girl to add to his brood of three adorable daughters. He didn’t reveal what her name was or what her nationality is, but he did say she was four months old! Ewan and his wife Eve Mavrakis have two biological daughters, Clara and Esther. They also previously adopted their daughter Jamiyan from Mongolia in 2006. So now he has one 15 year old, two nine year olds and is father to a four-month-old baby, as well! Exciting, but he needs to say adios to sleep for a while. We love that so many parents are deciding to adopt to add to their families. We just reported yesterday that Denise Richards had adopted a baby girl too, so her two daughters Sam and Lola have a new sister. Congratulations to Ewan and Eve, and all the new parents out there!
Ewan McGregor is not known for being one of the most gossip-friendly celebrities around. Sorry, “serious actors.” This is the man who called Britain’s Heat magazine a “dirty, filthy piece of shit.” So perhaps it’s no surprise to find out that his purported Twitter site is actually a fake. “Someone is just making it up,” said the star’s rep, after nearly 20,000 fans spent the last few months following the Scottish actor’s every movement, like “[Ewan] is about to enjoy some banana pancakes” and “has just worked with Uma Thurman for Unicef.”
It seems the imposter managed to get away with it for so long by dutifully logging Ewan’s actual activities into his Twitter feed, and also linking to his (also fake) MySpace account. There, “Ewan” makes some choice pronouncements, the most ironic being: “I am very particular about my children being photographed or seen on television. I believe that just because I am famous that does not mean you may invade my privacy.”
You tell them, Fake Ewan! While Real Ewan threatens legal action to get the sites removed…
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