As the 2013 Sundance Film Festival enters its homestretch, we’ve noticed one thing about it: This year seems more about the films than the star-studded, super-sponsored A-list parties. Which, um, we’re pretty sure is what Robert Redford wants from his Utah fest. Lucky enough for those of us living vicariously through our friends (and photographers) in Park City, there has still been no shortage of eye candy. Here, we’re taking a moment to point out the lovely array of actors who put on their best puffy jackets and risked some great hat-hair to premiere their artsy movies. From Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Brody to Chris Noth, there were plenty of familiar faces at the festival, along with some relative newcomers like Austenland’s Ricky Whittle. We even gave Matthew McConaughey an honorary spot in this gallery, because even though his drastic weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club has sapped his conventional beauty, he’s looking kinda weird hot as he packs the pounds back on. And if there’s anything that’s appropriate for Sundance, it’s definitely the phrase “weird hot.”
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Halloween means candy corn, haunted houses, and your dad wearing that musty vampire outfit yet again. But it also means Halloween specials on TV! Throughout the years, the small screen has captured the fun of dressing up for the holidays. It’s a time for our favorite characters to get creative and just a tad inappropriate as they sport costumes from the topical, the slutty, or other clever ideas that perfectly reflect their own personalities. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Halloween costumes from TV over the years that may give you some inspiration of what to do…and what not to do.
Best Mystery Costume – The Slutty Pumpkin (How I Met Your Mother): It was that crisp, autumnal night on Halloween when Ted Mosby thought he met the love of his life…in a costume that has become the show’s famed “Slutty Pumpkin.” Though her face was veiled, this mystery woman became the object of Ted’s harvest-filled fantasies. Many years later, we discovered that the woman was none other than Katie Holmes! Even though the costume doesn’t have much originality, we give them props for mocking the “slutty fill-in-the-blank” outfit.
Sure, we all love Josh Radnor on How I Met Your Mother. He’s undeniably hilarious, but did you know that the dude is a one man movie-making machine!? OK, we’re sure he had some help, but it’s still pretty impressive that Josh wrote, directed and starred in Liberal Arts, which is currently taking Sundance by storm. How did he find time to do all that, and be on a hit sitcom?
“Well, I wrote it before I shot it, so I got that out of the way,” he told VH1 News’ very own Janell Snowden. But the simultaneous acting and directing did prove to be a challenge. “I’d done it before, but I’m in about 95 percent of this movie, so that was not easy.” So why not hand the lead role over to someone else, you might ask? It definitely wasn’t narcissism, if that’s what you’re thinking! “This was a part that I wrote that I couldn’t not play it. It was so close to a world I knew.”
Beloved fictional bachelor Barney Stinson would weep at this news on How I Met Your Mother, and they would not be tears of joy. But for the star that plays him – the actor/magician/director of AWESOME Neil Patrick Harris, it’s legendary. Harris and his partner, David Burtka, are expecting twins via surrogate in October later this year. Obligatory new baby squeeeeeeee!
The couple, who have been together for approximately six years (which is like, a gazillion in Hollywood years) announced the news on the actor’s Twitter account. Harris happily tweeted, “So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy…”
Looks like there are going to be even more moms and dads on the How I Met Your Mother set. Alison Hannigan had a baby girl last year in March who is exotically named Satyana Denisof. Cobie Smulders had her baby girl, Shaelyn Cado Killam, in May 2009. And now, NPH is joining the crew with a double hit. So Jason Segel and Josh Radnor need to prepare themselves for tons of diaper duty n’ baby goo talk.
We think NPH is going to make an ah-ma-zing dad. Imagine how much fun bedtime story sessions are going to be in that house? Mazel Tov to the proud papas!
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