But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
Robert Downey Jr.‘s wife, Susan Downey, gave birth to a tiny robot son in L.A. this morning! That’s what we have to assume, anyway, based solely on the baby’s name: Exton Elias Downey. Any name that starts with an “Ex” already sounds a little futuristic for an adorable chubby baby. Plus, what other kind of child could we expect Iron Man to have? A human one? Seems like a missed opportunity to just name their kid “Robot Downey Jr.,” but who are we to judge? He’s not our teeny cyborg infant.
After announcing their pregnancy back in August, RDJ spent the last five months barely able to contain his excitement. “Her breasts have gotten so big that I’m bumping into them!” The Avengers star raved about his pregnant spouse at the Cinematheque Award Gala back in October. “Just so voluptuous and so cosmically endowed … so ripe, about to fall off the tree.” Exton joins older brother Indio, Downey’s teenage son from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer, and can hopefully use his adorable laser eyes to erase any Susan Downey-related boob commentary from both their memories.
OK, some of us have been slacking on our movie news homework and had no idea thatÂ Sherlock Holmes: A Game af Shadows was coming out so soon. Perhaps TwilightÂ has been hogging the attention. But our favorite detective is back, and the movie premiered yesterday at the Village Theatre in L.A. Three ladies in particular really stepped it up on the very chic carpet. Rachel McAdams — who reprises her role in this second installment of Guy Ritchie’s franchise — leads the list. She wore this beautiful, long-sleeved, silver Marchesa dress withÂ Christian Louboutin heels.Â Amber Heard, who’s had the best sartorial year ever, kept it simple and stylish with a white tailored shirt and black pants. Loose Marcel waves and red lips completed the look. Noomi Rapace , who also stars in the film, chose the same color palette as Rachel, only with a different silhouette. All three are so glam and have got premiere wear down to an art.
We’re leaning towards Noomi’s dress as our favorite, but your input could totally change our minds. Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below. The gallery has full length pictures if you want to take a closer look, plus we’ve included a completely gratuitous photograph of Robert Downey Jr. hamming it up for the cameras.
Yep, you read that right! Robert Downey Jr. chatted with VH1 at the American Cinematheque Award Gala in his honor and immediately told me — unprompted — about his pregnant wife’s growing breasts. Super-producer Susan Downey laughed along as her marveled over their size after bumping into her at the start of our interview, calling her “cosmically endowed.” You really can’t make this stuff up, especially because I was there and participated in the entire conversation.
When we asked about the new Avengers trailer, the Oscar nominee said he was “delighted to hear that it broke the download record” on iTunes. RDJ told us that when he heard it got over 10 million downloads he responded, “Is that a lot?” Answer: Hell yes ,it is! “It’s gonna be good,” he added. Duh, we replied in our head. It looks amazing.
The Downeys were absolutely adorable together on the red carpet. The pair cuddled and laughed as they chatted with reporters. Susan, who runs their production company, Team Downey, stunned in a brown dress and sparkling sky-high heels that had every lady on the press line drooling. Right after we finished our chat, the actor was engulfed in a bear hug from Mel Gibson. It doesn’t get more Hollywood than that.
“You were made to be ruled,” Thor villain Loki hisses at the beginning of the new Avengers trailer. Were we ever! Cleveland-posing-as-New York has never look better, or filled with more enormous green rage monsters, than it does when Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Renner slip into their respective pair of skin-tight pants to fight evil.
Though, if we’re going to be honest here, the real star of the trailer would have to be Chris Hemsworth’s arms. Dang. Remember when Hemsworth got too ripped for his Thor costume? Well, apparently filmmakers came up with a solution that we all can enjoy come May 4, 2012: sleevelessness. In the meantime, you can enjoy the trailer’s five hottest shots of Chris’s insane arms. Consider your ticket to the gun show…comped.
What’s been getting into Hollywood lately!? Everyday it seems like there’s another celebrity pregnancy to report. Did somebody drop some Luther Vandross into the LA water supply or something? We’ve told you that Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, and Beyonce (!) all have babies on the way, and now you can add Robert Downey Jr. to Celeb Lamaze class. Yes, RDJ is expecting a child with Susan Levin, his wife of six years, according to Star Magazine.
“The baby is due in February,” says Susan’s aunt, Nancy Miller. “Susan’s father, my brother, called me about three weeks ago with the good news. Her parents are over the moon about it.” It’s still too early to tell if the Iron Baby will be a boy or a girl. “It [doesn't] really matter if it’s a boy or a girl. What really matters is that the baby is healthy.” Although a first time for Susan, this is Robert’s second time becoming a parent. His first child, Indio Falconer Downey, was born in 1993 to his first wife, Deborah Falconer. Congrats to the happy couple!
Marvel’s Captain America last scene is as spoiler-y as you can get, provided any potential audience members actually thought for a second that Cap would be killed by Nazis. No, the real spoiler alert (really, we warn you; it’s an actual spoiler alert) is that in the last scene of the film, Chris Evans‘ Captain America wakes up in modern day New York and finds himself sprinting through Times Square, just in time for the upcoming Avengersmovie. Anti-spoiler alert: he is as jacked as he was 70 years ago.
Marvel also leaked the Avengers teaser shown after Captain America‘s credits, complete with Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man and Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury. Nothing too secret to see there, unless you consider it a secret how Chris Hemsworth’s Thor could possibly get any hotter after seeing him play a Norse god the first time around. We’ll give you a hint: hair extensions.
What a day for premieres it was yesterday. Crazy, Stupid Love was on as well as — and this is the one we’ve been waiting for — Captain America: The First Avenger debuting on the other coast in Hollywood. We’re totally digging ChrisSquared. Chris Evans killed it in his suit, and Chris Hemsworth looked adorable alongside wide Elsa Pataky. Which is all sweet and very spouse-ly of him but can we please have some solos, bro? And then there’s Robert Downey Jr who can put on all the crazy suits and glasses he wants to, but we’ll still adore him!
The women were repp’d by a stunning Zoe Saldana who seems to have legs for miles. We’re just not feeling Vanessa Hudgens hair (yes, we know it’s for a role), but more of that in our next post. Jamie Alexander looked pretty edible in her red gown too. Also spotted were very dapper looking Dominic Cooper and Sebastian Stan. Samuel L. Jackson was, well — Samuel L. Jackson. If you want to see them up close, flip through our gallery.
We’re already a sucker for anything involving smoking jackets, petticoats and pewter chalices, but combine it with good ol’ fashioned cross-dressing? You have yourself the holiday hit of the year right there. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer promises all the karate chops and dry banter present in the first Sherlock Holmes film staring Robert Down Jr. and Jude Law, but just in case the American public wasn’t sold on the bad-assery inherent in an old-timey British detective series, the upcoming sequel also includes The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace, a showdown with Holmes’ archnemisis Dr. Moriarty (we remember our Wishbone episodes), and what appears to be a slow-motion trains-plosion. We also suspect Downey in drag is a sly blue-eye-shadow-encrusted wink the Sherlock Holmes gay rumors swirling around the previous film. Elementary, my dear diva!
Let’s admit it: The Avengers has a lot to live up to. Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Thor—all characters who have earned their own movie—crammed into one summer blockbuster with a handful of other heroes, and directed by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, far better known for nuanced TV character work than special effects extravaganzas? If you thought this sounds less than certain to work, Robert Downey Jr. would have agreed with you. “I tend to look at a scene and say Ã¢â‚¬ËœThis is absolutely impossible, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t shoot this, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s horrible.Ã‚Â I can tell you ten other movies its been in.Ã‚Â I refuse,’” said the actor behind Iron Man at the Hero Complex Film Festival this weekend. “I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve signed on to do.Ã‚Â So I brought that attitude, happily. Anyway, I just thought how are you going to put all us clowns together? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wearing a suit.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all jacked up.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so and so.Ã‚Â And poor Mark Ruffalo, what he’s gonna out do us?”
That was the wind up…and here’s the serve. “WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about six weeks in and I have to say Whedon is nailing it.Ã‚Â HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so smart and so good. Ã‚Â ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be great.Ã‚Â I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed it but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna be great.” While his confidence should be taken with a grain of salt, it is a relief to hear the eternally frank RDJ going to bat for the project like this—even if he practically admits he did it for the money. Will Marvel’s gamble pay off? Only one year until we find out for ourselves!