rnrnWelcome to The Daily Hot – our round-up of the sexiest pics and stories on the interwebs. Today’s steaming pile of hotness:rnrn1. Kendall Jenner models t-shirts, looks every bit a Kardashian for designer Marc Clark. rn2. The Town‘s Rebecca Hall rockin’ some cleav for Harper’s Bazaar.rn3. Bikini pics from a preliminary round of the Miss America pageant.rnrnEnjoy!
Kate and Alex are secondhand furniture sellers who know all the good stuff comes from dead old people. When not picking over undervalued estates, they’re waiting for their elderly neighbor to die so they can co-opt her apartment. That brings them into contact with the irascible buzzard’s grand-daughters. Mary is a too-tan skin care technician. Rebecca is a sullen nurse dedicated to the sister and grand-mother who don’t really deserve her. At first glance, this story of the well-to-do on New York’s Upper West Side seems like it’s headed to familiar Woody Allen territory. In fact, it’s a smart and sometimes bittersweet take on being greedy, the value of aging and the limits of compassion. It also provides meaty parts for a trio of terrific actresses: Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are), Amanda Peet (2012), and this month’s “It” girl, Rebecca Hall (The Town).
Extras: A Q&A with director Nicole Holofcener and a behind the scenes featurette.
– By C. Bottomley
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Frankly, we love them. Hailing from the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts as we do, we have immense pride in all things MA. The Red Sox, clam chowdah, watching Chronicle on channel 5 (anyone?), and yes, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the local boys who made good and who we still have an affinity for, mainly because they’re some of the only actors to do the Boston accent justice. So it’s kind of awesome to see that the local premiere of The Town, Affleck’s latest film which he helmed as director, took place at Fenway Park and brought out several local celebrities, Damon included.
Even though we live in Yankees territory these days, our heart is still with the Green Monster and we’re a little sad not to be able to go to this premiere. Of course, pahking the cah would have been a nightmayah, so maybe it was for the best.
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The Town trailer after the jump. Read more…
There’s no such thing as a Hollywood divorce that’s just a plain old “amicable split.” We need to believe there was another woman, another man, or a few of each. Even if you’re classy and British, you’re not immune, and now there’s an ever-growing rumor mill around Kate Winslet‘s divorce from director Sam Mendes, with both of them being accused of spending too much time with other people.
Today, The Sun reported that Kate and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s friendship only strengthened after they starred together for the second time in Revolutionary Road, directed by Mendes. The paper claims that Kate turned to Leo when her marriage began to crumble and a source says, “they were thrust into stardom together and were the only people who knew what the other was going through. He’s been a rock for her.” So Leo’s not exactly “the other man,” but the paper says that it was Winslet and Mendes’ time together on the set of Revolutionary Road where the marriage first showed signs of strain. All while Leo and Kate were constantly filming love scenes on set. We can see how that would get touchy. Literally.
Mendes is also accused of turning to someone else for comfort, and he found his “rock” in the form of actress Rebecca Hall. Mendes has worked with Hall on film and theater projects over the past few years and a source told The Daily Mail that, “when Kate found out that Sam had grown close to Rebecca she was upset. Rebecca is totally Sam’s type – a thespian mix of brains and beauty.” To be fair, Winslet is also a “thespian mix of brains and beauty” so even if this is true, it’s not like the guy was going against his type when he married her.
Winslet is still vacationing and presumably ignoring all this speculation. She’s clearly taking a page from the Jennifer Aniston book of how to deal with rumors – go to Mexico and drown it out with a week of margaritas. [Photo: Getty Images]