Who’s that brand new Hollywood hottie making headlines and modeling in bikinis on Instagram? Well, chances are she didn’t come from nowhere. She’s probably the daughter of an aging male celebrity. At least, that’s the story behind Francesca Eastwood, Ireland Baldwin and Kendall Jenner.
Is Josh Brolin entering rehab? Who is the new Miss Golden Globes? Is the premise of Delivery Man even scientifically possible?
Every week, we go through this struggle: Do we applaud when stars like Carrie Underwood and Rita Ora take big high fashion risks, even if they don’t look traditionally, well, good? Do we allow for pregnant (Drew Barrymore) or silly (Corey Feldman) stars just to dress how they feel once in a while? Yes, yes we do. But it is also our duty to share in the joy of laughing at/with them, so we basically HAVE to include them in our weekly worst-dressed list. In the case of some celebs, like Thor’s Jaimie Alexander, we’re sure they’re simply thrilled to be noticed. In the case of others, like Lily Collins and her nightie gone bad, we hope they forgive us for noticing their off day. Who do you think truly failed at fashion this week? Peruse the gallery and vote below!
After presenting our own ranking of the top 10 fantasy heroines last week, we asked you guys to weigh in. And, by the Angel, you certainly did. We hadn’t even planned on making anything more of this, but as the voting wars heated up on our site and on Twitter, we thought we’d give your refresh finger a little break and declare an end to the poll today. So, did upstart Clary Fray take the title, or is Bella Swan Cullen still #1 in your heart? Or was it Katniss Everdeen who came from behind, fierce fighter that she is?
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is in theaters now and whether you’ve seen it already or not, you might have a few questions. Don’t worry because we’ve not only seen the movie, but we might have read all of the books in author Cassandra Clare‘s popular YA series, and we’re ready to spill some secrets about the film, the characters and that controversial ending.
Be forewarned, though, because mild spoilers abound in the first two pages, and MASSIVE SPOILERS appear in the last page.
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There’s a pretty huge twist at the end of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. (Yes, people who have read the books, that thing.) When watching the movie, I noticed that while the story was the same as in the book, the characters’ reaction to the twist was different — more nuanced and emotional, if you will. Turns out stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower had a hand in making that change, quite literally. They rewrote it.
It’s hard to imagine beautiful people being shy and nervous about anything, but The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao‘s first ever acting gig in English — and he has the pressure of playing one of your most beloved supernatural characters of 2012, warlock Magnus Bane. When VH1 caught up with him at Comic-Con this weekend, he told us how his castmates put him at ease.
Who’s returning to Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary Special? Who does Lily Collins want to reconnect with? And what movie is probably going to kill it at the box office this weekend? All this in today’s First Dibs.
If you take stories like The Hunger Games, The Host and Warm Bodies to heart, you might think we don’t have much to look forward to in the distant post-apocalyptic future. But in the more immediate days ahead, like say, the rest of 2013, there’s a whole lot to be excited for — especially if you like ladies who kick ass, stand up for what they believe in and protect their loved ones at all costs. It’s going to be a great year for heroines in movies, on TV and in books — but not necessarily the easy-to-love/worship kind. Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen (this year in Catching Fire), The Americans‘ Elizabeth (Keri Russell), Beautiful Creatures‘ Lena (Alice Englert) and The Great Gatsby’s Daisy (Carey Mulligan) are complex women and girls who don’t automatically know what’s right, and sometimes they have to choose saving themselves over saving the world. The Mortal Instruments‘ Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Shadow and Bones‘ Aline, Delirium’s Lena and Warm Bodies‘ Julie (Teresa Palmer) have a little self-discovery to do before they become full-fledged heroines. The Legend Trilogy’s June and The Host’s Wanderer/Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) have to navigate between worlds to figure out whom to fight for. And Oz‘s Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Ender’s Game’s Petra (Hailee Steinfeld) are ladies whose strength is obvious, but whose roles in the bigger picture remains to be seen. As for Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl, who returns in this summer’s Kick-Ass 2 — she’s always going to be in a category all her own.
Whatever your favorite brand of strong female is, we hope you’re looking forward to seeing them in action as much as we are! Check them out in the gallery below, and plan your year accordingly!
[Photos: Open Road Films, Lionsgate, Penguin, Constantin Films]
Full admission: I have loaned out my copy of City of Bones so many times and I read it so long ago, that it took me a couple of viewings of this first Mortal Instruments trailer for me to remember what’s going on in each scene. Really, that’s why I had to watch it five times in a row. It had nothing to do with the fact that every scene plunged me deeper into Cassandra Clare’s gorgeously dark world and made me fall in love with Clary and Jace and Alec and Izzie and Simon all over again. Or the fact that on my first viewing, I kept giggling about the late Lane Pryce as Hodge. No, it’s just ’cause I have a crap memory for details.
OK, actually, it’s also because the preview has lifted all my hopes about Jamie Campbell Bower playing Jace. I don’t have a whole lot of words to add to back up my reasoning here. Just these 10 images of him being broody, hot and a legit action hero in the face of vampires, demons and his dear old dad. Enjoy!