Refresh your memory about Oz: The Great And Powerful here. Now you see why we were so excited when we saw the trailer? The Sam Raimi directed film is a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz with James Franco starring as Oscar Diggs, a magician from Kansas who is blown away to Oz by a tornado. Theodora, Evanora and Glinda are the witches played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams respectively, and they have the most lush, incredible wardrobes in the movie. We were hoping they wouldn’t let us down at the premiere, and they didn’t, luckily. The official world screening was held at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood yesterday and all three ladies stepped up sartorially. Michelle — seen on the left — wore a white Prada dress with black floral embellishments dusted over it, with mile-high slits up the side. Rachel wore a minimal, but bright vermilion Victoria Beckham gown with Jimmy Choos. But it was Mila who really looked exquisite in a taupe Dolce & Gabbana dress with huge ruby dangling earrings by Sutra and silver Christian Louboutin peep-toes. Not witchy in the slightest, but bewitching, yes.
Earlier this week, we told you about how Miley Cyrus referred to her boyfriend/fiance/superstud Liam Hemsworth as her “hubby” in an interview with Cosmopolitan. The quote sparked an untold number of rumors suggestion that the power-couple have already tied the knot without us catching on. Well, it turns out we missed a crucial part of the interview: She actually straight up said she was married, y’all! “I’m happy I don’t have to date anyone,” she said within the pages. And later on while telling an anecdote she dropped another glaring hint nugget: “‘I’m so happy I’m married, because you guys are so cruel!'”
OK, so she might have just taken a conversational short cut, and what she meant to say was “I’m so happy that I’m about to get married in the very near future.” But that’s kind of a mouthful, no? A rep for Hemsworth strenuously denied the wedding bell buzz to People, saying that they are “definitely NOT married.”
But hey, reps deny stuff all the time. And it doesn’t explain those Twitpics from Christmas that showed Miley and Liam wearing matching rings. And it really doesn’t explain why those same photos mysteriously vanished soon after being posted! Did Miley and Liam get married in secret? It wouldn’t be the first time in Hollywood history. Head on down to the gallery below and see 20 other famous couples who got hitched on the super DL!
This is the part we hate about any awards show. In this case, we’re obviously talking about last night’s Golden Globes, of which a truly stellar best-dressed list has already been published by us. But didn’t really want to call this a worst-dressed list, because the women we’re enumerating are too gorgeous to be worst-anything. We’re just a tad disappointed in their outfits because we expect so much more from them. Like Taylor Swift, for instance. While her brown Donna Karan Atelier gown is quite nice, it’s nothing to write home about. Also wearing brown, was Lena Dunham, but we find her Zac Posen a bit prom-ish on her. Moving on to the orange bracket, perhaps the biggest disappointment is our girl crush Marion Cotillard. We have such high expectations of her. And while the color of her Christian Dior Couture dress is punchy, it doesn’t grab us. Nor does the lacklustre hair. No amount of her Frenchitude can convince us of otherwise. Also, wearing orange was Zooey Deschanel in an Oscar de la Renta ball-gown with pearls around her neck. It’s the same old, same old, basically. We need her to shake things up. Besides, is it just us, or does her outfit look … droopy? The lone pastel is provided by Julianne Hough‘s frothy Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013 gown which looks like it has gold confetti strewn over it. Someone needs to tell Julianne that she isn’t, in fact, a Disney Princess.
On to our three blues. Rosario Dawson and Jessica Chastain wore the same icy shade. But the peplum on Rosario’s version, in pictures, made the very slim actress look rather wide. Not flattering at all. Jessica’s Calvin Klein wasn’t flattering either. The fit, especially around the bodice looked clumsy. The third blue on the least is more a teal, provided by Julie Bowen. Her one-shouldered, Halston gown looked like a bolt of fabric that had been tacked on her. We love the armful of bracelets, though. Rounding up the list are the two black dresses. The semi-sheer Louis Vuitton gown on Rachel Weisz is just — the less said the better. She still has Daniel Craig as a husband so it doesn’t matter what she wears. And then, lastly, we have Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors. Too simple? Too — those cut-outs have us iffy. Better luck next time, all!
Twilight isn’t the only phenomenon to hit Comic-Con this year! While we were super stoked to see the Breaking Dawn cast at their panel discussion, this little tidbit of news has us beside ourselves with glee! Wizard of Oz fans, please stand up! Did you know that Disney is releasing their version of the classic tale next year, which is being directed by Sam Raimi. They released the first footage from the film yesterday, and the movie is called Oz The Great And Powerful. It’s actually a prequel to the regular Wizard of Oz, and stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a magician from Kansas who is carried away to Oz by, you guessed it, a tornado. Then we have the witches — Theodora, Evanora and Glinda — played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams respectively, with incredible wardrobes, FYI. They’re a bit disillusioned by Oz, and it’s up to Diggs to find his way through to the truth and realize what, or who, is good and bad. The trailer itself is just magical and gave us chills, segueing from the darkly whimsical, black-and-white world of Kansas to the technicolor world of Oz. “Am I dreaming,” Franco wonders, as he walks through the fantastical realm. “Are you the great man we’ve been waiting for,” floats into the voice-over. Watch the trailer, and ask those questions too.
We never ever thought that anyone could replace what Matt Damon brought to the Bourne series. While watching the latest trailer for the fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy, we realized just how wrong we were. The film is in the very capable, very muscular hands of Jeremy Renner and he blew our minds in this clip! We haven’t really been keeping up with the news on the film, which is our bad, because we can’t wait to watch it now. The fact that Edward Norton is the baddie is the icing on the cake. We also admit that we had to watch the trailer a couple of times to try and get a handle of the plot. There’s a lot going on here.
Renner plays Agent Aaron Cross but also calls himself Kenneth Gidson at the beginning of the trailer. It seems there are a bunch of these super agents flying around all over the place because, “Jason Bourne was the tip of the iceberg.” Damon’s history is woven in by appearing in a news item in the trailer, linked to the Treadstone project. A character in the film then says, “Do you think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There’s a lot more going on here.” Renner’s part of something called “Operation Outcome” where these agents are created, or modified. Enter, Rachel Weisz who plays Dr. Stephanie Snyder who was part of the team who created them. We’re also guessing she’s his love interest thanks to a brief steamy moment in the trailer. The incredible action scenes we see are both of them running from Norton to avoid assassination. Have a look, and tell us what else you gleaned from the clip.
As the poet laureate Beyonce once said: Girls rule the world. And for proof, look no further than this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies. It’s the Summer Movie Preview week here at VH1 Celebrity, and we’ve already brought you our picks for the sexiest heroes coming soon to a theater near you. The hottest months of the year are going to real scorchers thanks to these badass beauties busting bad guys on the big screen.
Anne Hathaway steps into Catwoman’s famous leather jumpsuit for the much-anticipated Batman follow-up, The Dark Knight Rises, while Scarlett Johansson is back in her Black Widow gear for The Avengers. Kristen Stewart is getting medieval on our behinds with Snow White and the Huntsman, and Jessica Biel is fast-forwarding us into the year 2084 in the remake of Total Recall.
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There are some new faces to the blockbuster game this year, like Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki, who stars in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Battleship‘s Rihanna. Emma Stone gets to hook up with real-life beau Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Rachel Weiszmight be doing the same onscreen with her Bourne Legacy co-star Jeremy Renner.
Whether they’re cartoons like Princess Merida in Pixar’s latest epic Brave, or real live ladies like Prometheus star Noomi Rapace, you can be sure that these women aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty while they save the rest of us — but they’ll still look amazing doing it. Our question to you is: Which of these heroic ladies are you most looking forward to seeing this summer? Check out the gallery and let us know in our poll! Read more…
Take a look at this photograph ofRachel Weisz for L’Oreal Revitalift. It isn’t risque at all, is it? But it still has been banned in the U.K. by the Advertising Standards Authority. Showing that advertising standards are getting a lot stricter, the ASA states its reason for the ban thusly: “[T]he image had been altered in a way that substantially changed her complexion to make it appear smoother and more even. We therefore concluded that the image in the ad therefore misleadingly exaggerated the performance of the product.”
Is this much ado about nothing or were they right to pull it down? They also banned Dakota Fanning‘s Marc Jacobs “Oh Lola” perfume ad for being inappropriate. On a side note: If you stare at the photograph for too long, Rachel looks like a mixture of Helena Christensen and J.Lo.
Whenever A-list actresses rail against plastic surgery, our first instinct is to immediately point out that they are already the most genetically-gifted human beings on the planet, with skin that looks like it could actually be made out of flower petals. That being said, we’re all about Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson forming the “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.” Winslet told British paper The Telegraph the ladies made an anti-scalpel pact, vowing “I will never give in. It [cosmetic surgery] goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty … I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expressions of my face.” At least Winslet is in good company, seeing as how the League could also be called, “The 99% of the world’s population that couldn’t afford a face-life if they wanted one.”
Men In Black III actress Thompson agreed with the Contagion star’s passion, adding, “I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60.” That’s not even counting the handful of 30-year-olds that are starting to look like 3,000-year-old space goblins.
It’s official: they’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Disney announced that filming began on Tuesday for Oz: The Great And Powerful, the prequel to the 1939 classic. The tales of the casting are an epic in their own right, but it looks like director Sam Raimi has a dream team to populate the emerald city.
James Franco has the lead as the young Wizard, and fellow off-kilter-big-studio-indie-movie type Michelle Williams will star as Glinda, the Good Witch. Mila Kunis is gonna tear it up as Theodora, commonly known as “the Wicked Witch” but fans of the musical Wicked know she’s really not that bad. Rachel Weisz rounds out the main characters as Theordora’s sister, Evanora, and Zach Braff lends a supporting role as the Wizard’s assistant.
The CGI and technics extravaganza will trace the story of the Wizard, from his humble beginnings as a Kansas circus magician named Oscar Diggs, through his arrival in Oz and how he eventually earned the title of ‘The Great And Powerful’ Now that Harry Potter is all said and done, we think Hollywood is looking for a hot young Wizard to take his place. We bet Disney’s gonna follow the yellow brick road all the way to the bank with this one. To bad we have to wait until February, 2013.
Now that we’ve seen Dream House trailer, we have a lot of questions about how Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz ended up getting together after meeting during filming. In the incredibly spoiler-y trailer, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star plays Will Atenton, an understandably confused man who may or may not have killed his entire family, including wife Libby…who played by Craig’s now-wife Weisz. Oh, also she and his children might be ghosts. Or hallucinations. Either way, something horrible has happened to them. Naomi Watts guest stars!
Look, we know that on-set romances happen all the time, and true love comes into your life when you lease expect it, and yadda yadda yadda, but do you see that wallpaper turn all old and peeling when the little girl’s hand passes over it ? Seriously, was Daniel Craig writing his love notes in serial-killer mirror writing, because that is where our mind immediately went.