Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…
Here, the ten terrible movie couples we love to hate.
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By Melissa Smith
Zach Braff and Kate Hudson play husband and wife in Wish I was Here quite believably. And, OK, we know they’re just friends, but when we caught up with them at the film’s Sundance premiere, we could swear there was some serious real life chemistry going on! Between their doe-eyed gazes and the way they’d chime in to finish each other’s thoughts, our inner matchmaker’s imagination was fired up. Should Matt Bellamy and Taylor Bagley (Zach’s model gf) be worried?
Mad Men may be months away, but Joan and Roger are together again in God’s Pocket (starring Christina Hendricks and directed by John Slattery), which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The list of breakout stars from the 2014 Park City fest is already lengthy–and as always, there is the far-from-shabby Robert Redford to gush about. In addition to acclaimed performances from newcomer Miles Teller in Whiplash, Hollywood royalty like Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal have jumped into their ski boots, with impressive indie performances in tow.
When it comes to sex symbols, the big, busty stars get all the love. But what about their small-breasted sisthren? You don’t have to look like ScarJo or Kimmie K. to be scorching hot! Proportionally small celebs like Kate Hudson (the queen of all A-cups) and Kiera Knightley are just as wildly lusted-after. Plus, they’re fiercely proud of their bods, and have no problem proudly baring them for films and photo shoots. As Nicole Richie once said, “I used to want a bigger chest, but now I like being flat. Clothes fit better, and I don’t really need to wear a bra.” What’s hotter than confidence?
The truth is, no matter what you’re working with — whether it be luscious curves, or a waify frame — all boobs are sexy. But today, let’s salute our favorite flat-chested hotties! All hail the itty bitty t*tty committee.
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Is Lady Gaga losing it? Well one things for sure, she’s lost her manager, Troy Carter, who has split with her due to “creative differences.” The news comes ahead of the release of ARTPOP, which recently leaked to the Internet, and amidst a bizarre international promotional tour.
Hollywood obvs attracts some of the most beautiful women in the world — and pretty women tend to have pretty daughters, right? In honor of Mother’s Day (and in the spirit of slightly dysfunctional competition), we compare fifteen celeb mamas with their gorgeous mini-mes — at the same age! Hit the comments section to tell us who’s hottest.
Out of all the dramatic and not so-dramatic gown at the Golden Globes, last night, two stood out for being the most forward-thinking and outré. You may not agree with them, you may even be on the fence with them, but you have to admit that both Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman‘s gowns stand out from the crowd. And it’s a pretty hard crowd to stand out from, considering every A-lister is doing their level best to outshine the other. What makes these two gowns extraordinary is the key usage of embellishment, elevating, what would be regular black gowns to show-stoppers. Before we start, it’s also important to note that both ladies were extremely smart in leaving their hair and makeup neutral — and OMG, did their skins glow — so that their outfits took center-stage.
Kate’s black gown was a dramatic Alexander McQueen. It featured long sleeves and a little train, but the flash of skin, which was so sexy, was provided through a deep key-hole. And all that may be gravy, but the aspect we’re tripping over the most is the gold-leaf embellishment on the collar and the waist. The whole outfit has quite the impact, and is complemented by her little gold Roger Vivier ‘Boite de Nuit’ clutch, which was totally in keeping with the whole outfit. Giving her a run for her money, though, was Nicole’s gown, also by Alexander McQueen. How’s that for a synchronistic moment? The lovely actress’ gown featured some eye-catching bronze studs over the bodice, elevating her in the embellishment stakes. We usually demur from the semi-sheer trend but find the mesh detailing on her waist gorgeous. She iced up the look with Fred Leighton jewelry that was minimal enough not to interfere with her look. We’re sold on both. But who gets best embellishment, then? Which of the two McQueens will you pick? Vote, vote, vote!
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Which supermodel and which Kate, you ask? A little background first. The occasion was the 3rd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, and from what we’ve seen from the best-dressed lists at amfAR’s galas in Cannes, you really got to bring on the serious gownage. And while many ladies aspired to be the best, only three prevailed. So we’ll start with the Kate first — Kate Hudson. She was sexy, glamorous and totally bodacious in a fire-engine red Prabal Gurung Resort 2013 gown which featured cut-outs on the shoulders and a plunging neckline. It fit her like a glove and we loved the hair and makeup choices. The swept-back, wavy ponytail was the right choice, as was the nude, glossy makeup. The supermodel on this list is Alessandra Ambrosio. Before you yell “no fair” because she’s a supermodel, let us remind you that being a supermodel and having great style are not synonymous at all. We’ve seen some of the world’s most sought-after models make terrible sartotial choices. We’re looking at you, Erin Wasson. Alessandra picked a stunning black lace Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 gown and did a subtle smoky eye and simple hair with it, making it a no-brainer for this best-dressed list. Completing this triad was amfAR’s special guest for the night, Sarah Jessica Parker. She chose to keep it sleek and simple in a black jumspuit with flared trousers, paired with wavy hair and an architectural silver pendant. Trust her to shake things up and convert us to jumpsuit enthusiasts, which we normally are not.
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I’ve always been a huge Kate Hudson fan, and am pleased to report that I’m thoroughly satisfied with the styling of her October cover for Harper’s Bazaar. The vintage edge suits her perfectly and if you flip through the slideshow, you’ll see how most of the photographs have that retro touch which works so well. She talks about what a ride it was getting to her 30′s and puts it all into perspective by summarizing, “I shot Almost Famous at 20, and I got married [to musician Chris Robinson, Ryder's father] at 21. I had Ryder at 24 so, you know, a lot happened in my 20s. I was working a lot, and there were times that were extremely tumultuous. So 30 kind of felt like ‘Oh, okay.’ I had a different kind of confidence.” I feel kind of like an underachiever now because I’m a smidgen away from 30 and well … my life isn’t exactly Hudson-esque. Kate also talks about who her go-to gal pal in London is, where she shares a home with fiance and Muse rocker, Matt Bellamy. We’re talking about her Royal Goopness, Gwyneth Paltrow herself, who Kate gushes about, saying, ”She’s been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She’s the real deal.” Right. We’ll be by the Cheetos.
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We love looking at pictures of the Venice International Film Festival and drooling over how glamorous the clothes (and the celebrities wearing them) are. We know it’s in Venice and it’s a done thing arriving by boat — but you have to admit that the premise of arriving by boat anywhere is pretty darn cool. The festival opened its 69th edition yesterday kicking off with the premiere for The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber are starring, but in the fashion stakes, we’re pitting Kate against Liev’s partner, Naomi Watts. The actresses took on a pretty tough color, especially for blonds, to pull off: nude. The number one complaint is that the shade makes them look washed out. Luckily, this happened to neither Kate, nor Naomi.
Kate sparkled in a sexy, asymmetrical, bedazzled Atelier Versace gown (from the Fall 2012 collection) with Versace heels and an Edie Parker clutch. The makeup was also nude, but it, combined with the chic updo and all the sparkle on the Versace, translated into Kate looking like a knockout. Naomi wore the same nude, but to a completely different end. She picked a romantic Marchesa gown with ruffle detailing and a layered skirt. Zero sparkle on the gown, but those beautiful earrings made up for it. Naomi, smartly, also picked a rich red lipstick because anything else would have looked dull. She pulls this look together beautifully! So, who do you prefer: sexy Kate or elegant Naomi?
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