Good lord! That’s the most severe case of Dad ‘Stache we’ve ever seen! Will Ferrell was spotted at Art Basel in Miami this week, wearing what we can only assume is a costume for his upcoming role as a wise old fisherman. Or our uncle from Chicago. Our wise, old fisherman uncle from Chicago. Seeing as how the SNL alum is usually clean-shaven/the star of our elaborate Anchorman-themed fantasies, these photos go to show the devastation a bad mustache can bring to a celebrity’s handsome face. Ferrell obviously isn’t the only one to suffer a terrible lip rug, as our 10 Worst Celeb Mustaches can attest. Michael Cera? James Franco? Mickey Rourke? We don’t know why a line of hair can make so much of a difference, but it does. A terrible, terrible difference.
I saw the Twilight marathon last night. I saw all five movies of the saga and furiously wrote down my thoughts in real time for you to read. I am not a Twilight fan, I haven’t read the books and up until last night had not seen any of the films. (Okay, okay, I saw the Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but I wasn’t paying attention and I didn’t know who was who or what was going on. So I’m saying it doesn’t count.) I’m not some kind of cynic ready to tear Twilight a new one. I love almost any movie I see in the theaters. I almost wept when Cher sang “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” in Burlesque when I saw it opening night, so yeah, I am not a hard sell when it comes to the magic of the movies. So whether you saw Breaking Dawn – Part 2 last night or haven’t seen any of the films in years, please join me on my fantastically long life-blogging adventure. It’ll be like you’re there, except you don’t have to remain seated for eight hours after spilling soda into your crotch. Or maybe that’s how you roll too. No judgment! (Along the way, I’ll also introduce you, via video, to the other marathon viewers who joined me last night. They were a very diverse bunch.)
11:38 a.m. Say what you want about Kristen Stewart (and I’m sure a lot of you have!), but she plays everything completely natural, and I think it’s what keeps Twilight from going completely over-the-top. (Also, nobody was booing Kristen at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13.0) You know what is over-the-top though?
11:40: Taylor Lautner‘s flowing mane (Insane Wig #1). Taylor looks about 14 in this movie, but I love that genuinely awkward moment when Bella accidentally opens a car door into him after seeing Jacob for the first time in a decade.
11:43: Whether it was director Catherine Hardwicke or the book that set it up first, I immediately feel protective of Bella when the high school kids hate on her old truck. You kids can go to hell! Read more…
We already know that Kristen Stewart is a stone cold fox in Zuhair Murad at the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 premiere in L.A. tonight. But there’s a lot more best-dressed action going on, on the black carpet as well. Kristen’s boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, for instance, is pulling off a bottle green Gucci suit. We kid you not. Also wearing the shade is a dark haired Dakota Fanning in an emerald Elie Saab, that’s lovely on her. Bella Thorne is in the same color too, wearing a mullet dress with a ruffled hem, paired with a black belt and pumps. Saoirse Ronan is ethereal in a white Simone Rocha dress and brogues, and the frock has this interesting broderie anglaise-esque hem on it. Christian Serratos is red-hot in a fire engine Zac Posen gown, YSL shoes, Judith Leiber clutch and Kisshy jewelry and is totally channeling an old Hollywood screen siren. Kiernan Shipka is chic in a navy frock with raspberry pumps and we want the whole damn thing. As we always do because she has the best stylist in the whole world who we want to be friends with. But … who really stole the show is Amadou Ly — Henri from the French coven — who came attired in full tribal gear. A nod to his Senegalese heritage? Either way, we love it! Check out all our picks in the gallery below and tell us if you agree!
If you’re like us, you’ve been following this election nonstop for a while — and if you’re like us, you mean the presidential election as much as the Twi-Fight going on over on MTV. Now we’re on pins and needles waiting to see if Kate or Jasper could possibly pull off an upset against Bella and Edward. But we also think it was kind of sadistic to pit the Cullens against any of the other vampires in the franchise. That’s why we decided to make our own little contest here this week — and to make the criteria a little bit simpler: we’re asking you to judge Volturi, Denalis, Amazonians and James’ crew all alike, purely based on their hotness. This is also tough, considering the fact that in Stephenie Meyer‘s mythology, all vampires are hot. But your blood might sing for some more than others. We managed to narrow this down to 20 vamps in all, now it’s your turn! Peruse the pics and vote. Poll closes Monday at 8 a.m.
Breaking Dawn Part 1 didn’t quite bring in as much box-office cash as the biggest Twilight movie so far, New Moon, but its $139.5 million opening places it at #5 of the all-time biggest debuts. It’s hard to remember that this mega franchise comes from humble indie roots — but one of the biggest reminders of that is how some of the stars are planning their post-Twilight futures.
Take Nikki Reed, for example. The actress who first came to Hollywood’s attention as the 13-year-old co-writer and co-star of Catherine Hardwicke‘s Thirteen wants to return to her first passion, writing.
“I’m working on a screenplay now,” she told TheFABlife last week. “It’s not autobiographical, but it’s based on a distant, distant family member. And I’m writing music with Paul, and I write on my blog all the time. And I’m thinking about a novel idea right now, so writing is probably my number one priority.”
After all the kerfuffle over Nikki’s quote in Seventeen magazine about not being best friends with the entire cast, we asked which co-stars and directors she’s dying to work with again.
“All of them for different reasons. Right now I’m such a huge fan of Bill Condon‘s, that’s right there in the forefront of my mind. He’s so talented. I was a fan of his long before the series. But all of them for different reasons — Chris Weitz is so talented, David Slade, Catherine Hardwicke who I’ve worked with numerous times. Being in Breaking Dawn and having so many great scenes to work on with Kristen was so great. She and I have been close for many years. It was really exciting to be able to do that with her. And Elizabeth Reaser and Michael Sheen. It’s like, gosh, I don’t know. There is not one!”
Yes, this is Michael Sheen reading Twilight fan fiction on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz. We know — it is totally amazing. The Midnight in Paris actor was super cool and down to do anything when he visited the set…including a very serious dramatic reading of one of the most popular Twilight fan fics out there: Savage7289’s Unexpected Circumstances. Aro is king! Edward is a knight! A temperamental, hunky knight. ON A HORSE. Isabella is a serf-turned-wife of Edward. Why buy another supernatural young adult fiction book again when we can just read about Edward and Bella living in a castle?
Enjoy Sheen’s dramatic reading and then kick back, grab a bottle of Pinot (Noir or Grigio, readers’ choice) and read Unexpected Circumstances. We’re only in Chapter 2 but we have a feeling Bella and Sir Edward are gonna do it. (Eventually. We hope. Do they have headboards in medieval times?)
We figured Rachel McAdams was had something big planned when she showed up in France with that huge trunk yesterday! The actress traded Tuesday’s hat and trenchcoat for long blond curls and a sheer red Marchesa gown at the Cannes premiere of Woody Allen‘s Midnight In Paris, which she attended with co-stars Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Lea Seydoux and Michael Sheen—who also doubled as her date. Are you feeling this fiery look?
Check out the gallery for more shots of McAdams (check out that train!), plus a glimpse at the white dress she wore earlier at the Midnight In Paris photo call.
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!
Who’s that happily lurking behind Michael Sheen? Rachel McAdams, that’s who. And this is not her photo bombing him, either. They’re both leaving a screening of Sheen’s Beautiful Boy at the Toronto Film Festival. Together. Because in one of the most weirdly random celebrity pairings (hello, Fred Armisen and Abby Elliot), these two are now McSheen, of course.
Thus we ask the following questions: why are Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen dating? And more importantly, why does this bother us? We really don’t know. But they apparently started lovin’ it up all over the city after meeting at the screening. Are Ryan Gosling‘s ex and Kate Beckinsale‘s ex really a serious item? Time will tell. It’s just a nine year age difference. That’s not much…right?
5. We’ll be honest. We thought Anna Kendrick‘s role as Jessica in Twilight was annoying and poorly acted. Homegirl stepped it up for New Moon! She provided some of the most (intentionally) funny moments in the film as she frankly expressed her annoyance with Bella’s depression and lack of appreciation for shopping.