Election fever is starting to go full tilt as we cruise into fall, and celebs of all stripes have put in appearances at the national political conventions to show their support for their favorite presidential candidate! Democrats seemed to have the hotties in their corner, with appearances from Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria. Yeah, we all know about how most of Hollywood are Democrats (insert evil liberal media bias conspiracy argument here). But what can we say, the pictures speak for themselves! We also have some rap and R&B artists like Common, will.i.am and Mary J. Blige bringing the noise and the funk for Barack Obama. Even U.S. Gynmastic sweetheart Gabby Douglas got in on the red, white and blue fun!
Say what you will about their politics, but the Republican National Convention definitely rocked the hardest of the two. Mitt Romney and the gang had a hand from freakin’ Journey! But that’s not all. Axe-men from 3 Doors Down, Lynyrd Skynyrd shredded their strings for the GOP, and Kid Rock, Trace Adkins and Taylor Hicks also showed up to belt a few tunes. Plus, who could forget Clint Eastwood and his incredible empty chair? Head to the gallery below to check out all the famous folks who have made their voices heard at the national political conferences!
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When we first saw these photos of Brad Pitt arriving at the premiere of Moneyball, we couldn’t shake the urge to go bowling. After a few White Russians we realized that it’s because Brad seems to be turning into our favorite cinematic slacker, Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski! The scraggly hair, the graying chin-beard, the shades, the goofy laid-back smile…Come on! But that’s just our opinion, man. At least he traded an open bathrobe for a sleek suit. The Brad, or His Bradness, or El Braderino (if you’re into that whole brevity thing) arrived at Oakland’s Paramount Theater without his lovely lady Angelina Jolie on his arm. But he seemed happy to sign autographs and pose for pix with his co-stars Chris Pratt and (super svelte!) Jonah Hill. The Brad abides. Peep the gallery below to check it out!
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Someone at the Musee Grevin Wax Museum in Paris clearly got Jeff Bridges confused with Brad Pitt.
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While the negative effects of smoking marijuana have been portrayed on film for over seventy years, the current age of stoner-friendly cinema can largely be credited to one Judd Apatow. As the unofficial ringleader of the Frat Pack, he wrote, directed and produced a veritable bumper crop of pro-Mary Jane films over the last half-dozen years or so. Films like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express and Superbad worked very hard to smash the stigma that the Reagan administration attached to the cannabis plant, and their tremendous success at the box office unquestionably played a role (albeit, likely, a minor one) in the “Legalize It” movement that is slowly gaining steam in both Red and Blue states.
Although Apatow had nothing to do with this weekend’s release of the latest entrant in the stoner-friendly canon, the medieval fantasy Your Highness (get it?), we here at TheFABLife figured now is as good a time as any to countdown our all-time, Top 25 fictional stoners in cinematic history. From the trailblazing likes of Cheech Marin to the nonsense-spewing Jay of Clerks fame, from the highly paranoid/confessional behavior of Nicole Kidman’s character in Eyes Wide Shut to the perpetually buzzed Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, we hope you enjoy this look at cinema’s most baked characters, maaaaaan!
Disney’s latest ad campaign is pretty sinister indeed. The company has just released some new ads featuring the likes of Queen Latifah, Olivia Wilde, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, and Penelope Cruz dressed as famous, villainous characters to entice visitors to experience the magic at the Disney Parks. We fully admit that we’re Disney nerds and we especially love the shot of Baldwin as the Magic Mirror to Olivia Wilde’s Wicked Queen…It kind of makes us wish that Wilde was cast in one of the three interpretations of Snow White that are currently being filmed instead of Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts.
Check out our gallery of the ads and some behind the scenes photos from the shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz.
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Jeff Bridges has that rare quality of being a legacy in a major Hollywood dynasty — his father Lloyd had a storied acting career, brother Beau has been in the business all his life — who is also completely un-Hollywood. Today’s Jeff Bridges renaissance started with his Oscar-winning role in Crazy Heart and it’s continued in all it’s fully-bearded glory with his second consecutive Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for True Grit and the hit Tron: Legacy. To pay homage to a man whose career is as diverse as his facial hair, we dug through the archives to find the most amazing shots of Bridges throughout the years. Scouring from the 70′s on, we realized that this guy has a love for groovy jackets and well-groomed mustaches no matter what decade. It’s pretty clear that The Dude has style.
10. The Only Man Who Can Upstage Clooney
9. Sensitive Ponytail Man
8. Full Beard, Crazy Heart
7. Keeping It In The Family
6. Call Sign “Sweet ‘Stache”
5. Mad For Plaid (Part 1)
4. A Star Is Born
3. The Wolfman’s Brother
2. Mad For Plaid (Part 2)
1. Man, Wife And Palm Frond Shirt
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The British are coming, and they look fabulous. The Los Angeles chapter of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held their annual awards gala last night at the Hyatt Regency hotel, and Ã‚Â some of England’s finest talent turned out. A surprisingly cheerful Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and his show-stopping mustache, and comedy legendÃ‚Â Stephen Fry all did Her Majesty proud as they strolled across the regal red carpet.Ã‚Â Marion Cotillard rep’ed the continent in a shimmering gray cocktail dress, and Irishman Cillian Murphy looked as cool as his icy blue eyes.
But America fought back with some of its own biggest stars, including Jeff Bridges, Dakota Fanning, Olivia Wilde, and Kevin Spacey, who showed off his new honorary Commander of the British Empire medal recently given to him by the Queen for services to drama! We don’t know what any of that means (he’s still American, right?), but we imagine if the Queen ever gives you anything at all, you take it. No questions asked.
And of course, it’s not a party until Betty White shows up. Check it out in the gallery below!
Maybe George Clooney looked like he was in a poopy mood at the Oscars this year because he had to sit through almost four hours of drivel knowing he wasn’t going to win Best Actor. How was he so sure his fellow nominee Jeff Bridges was going to take the prize home? For starters, Clooney voted for him.
Yep, a rumor surfaced this week that Clooney voted for Bridges for his role in Crazy Heart, instead of doing the typical vote-for-yourself thing. He then sent Bridges a photo of the ballot and told him “If you don’t win, you can’t blame me.” Page Six spoke with Clooney’s rep who confirmed the story, saying “Story is true. According to George, ‘It was an amazing performance.’” Which just goes to show that while we think we’re so helpful sending a $10 text to Haiti and occasionally giving our spare pennies to the Starbucks baristas, George brings being a good person to a new level. Running Haiti telethons, selflessly losing the Oscars. It makes sense that he got his start on The Facts of Life, because the man certainly teaches us a new one each day. [Photo: Getty Images]
Considering it took thirty-eight years after his first nomination for Jeff Bridges to pick up an Oscar, we shouldn’t give the guy too much grief for not letting it go. The Crazy Heart star—who also won Coolest Best Actor Nominee by a landslide in our Oscar Poll Sunday—was spotted clutching his golden boy as he left Oprah’s post-Oscar show at the Kodak theatre yesterday. Maybe he should take a tip from Kate Winslet and wrap the guy up—you don’t want constant pawing to take the finish off.
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What’s an award show without silly trivia the morning after? Here are some obscure tidbits about last night’s Oscar winners. And remember, everyone nominated is a winner.
- Having finally snagged an Oscar after forty years in the industry, Jeff Bridges can now focus on getting a Grammy. The Crazy Heart crooner actually released a reggae-flavored album, Be Here Soon, in 2000. Click here to enjoy “Movin’”—”soon I’ll be touching you…touching the dream!”
- The majority of Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz‘s film career has been over in Germany, but fans hungry to see him sans subtitles can rent the 2000 straight-to-DVD flop, Ordinary Decent Criminal, an Irish crime drama starring Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell. Waltz plays Dutch art dealer Peter: judging from this clip, we’re not surprised Oscar didn’t notice.
- Sandra Bullock may have never been near an Oscar before, but she gave her first televised acceptance speech in 1995, when she won Best Female Performance, Most Desirable Female and Best On-Screen Duo with Keanu Reeves for Speed at the MTV Movie Awards. Those guys are always ahead of the curve!
See seven more, including clips of Jeremy Renner‘s stoner comedy debut and Kathryn Bigelow as a sexy cowgirl, after the jump.