Who didn’t know who Gwyneth Paltrow‘s husband’s band was at the Met Costume Gala? Which TV shows were cancelled and which were saved for next Fall? And will Jay Gatsby beat Tony Stark at the box office?
And what is Emma Stone doing in Brooklyn? All this plus new photos from The Bling Ring and casting news for Divergent in this morning’s “While You Were Sleeping”.
While this happened a couple of days ago, the news has just leaked now, and we’re supremely glad it did. Nothing like the news of young, hot stars getting together to start the day, right? Before you think we’re sounding jaded, let us tell you that the young birds we’re talking about are Shailene Woodley and Shiloh Fernandez. And we love us some Shailene, so no, we’re not being snippy about this. Shiloh — we remember him being the testosterone-y cuteness to Amanda Seyfried‘s Red Riding Hood a while ago, so way to pop back on the radar, dude! From the photographs you see above, taken at the Hyde Lounge in Park City in Utah during Sundance, it’s easy to confer that the two are close. Most would say that it’s because the two actors are co-stars in the upcoming film, White Bird in a Blizzard, where they play each other’ love interests, US Weekly reports that there’s more here than meets the eye. From their ever-present sources, one reveals, “They danced until 2 a.m. and ended up making out at the end of the night.” So, “close” would be an understatement. But the real question is: are they just a Sundance hook-up, or are they heading to couple-town? Weigh in, and let us know what you think?
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It’s pretty hard to look away from the (sexy!) men at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and let’s face it, we don’t even want to! But here at VH1, we believe in equal opportunity, and it’s time for the lovely ladies of Sundance to take center stage.
From Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood, to Shailene Woodley and Elizabeth Olsen, Hollywood’s female royalty were out in full force, and the fashion theme among the starlets’ – old favorites and newcomers alike - was simple: keep warm! Sweaters and fleeces, long-sleeves and jackets, even cute hats and scarves were all the rage among the ladies in chilly Utah. Except of course for Jessica Alba or Dakota Fanning, who both opted for sleeveless dresses. Risky, ladies! Cute – but risky! Either way, the women of Sundance proved once and for all that beauty doesn’t fall by the way side when the cold comes creeping in. Head down to the gallery below for more!
-By Emilie Cruz
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We’re stuffing our jacket pockets with Kleenex as we speak! Variety announced today that Kate Winslet is currently in talks with Divergent director Neil Burger to joing the upcoming film based on the YA novel of the same name. While there’s no word as to what role the Academy Award-winning actress might take, based on what fans are squealing online we’re guessing Winslet would be awesome as Natalie Prior, wise, protective mother of Shailene Woodley‘s teen protagonist Tris. Alternately, Winslet could potentially be eying the role of Jeanine Matthews, the cunning, war-mongering leader of the book’s Erudite political faction. In either case…well, we won’t spoil the entire movie, but let’s just say there’s a reason Veronica Roth’s book series is described as “dystopian.” Things do not pan out for all the film’s major players.
The casting news comes just a few weeks after word that Alex Pettyfer, Lucas Till and Jeremy Irvine are still in the running to play Four, fellow future dweller and romantic interest to Woodley’s Tris. What do you think? Is Winslet destined to play Natalie? Are there any names you’d like to throw in the hat before the cast is confirmed (knowing of course that we are the only ones who will be reading from said hat)?
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It’s been months since Shailene Woodley landed the role of Tris in Divergent, and the studio still hasn’t settled on who will play her hot older Dauntless mentor Four. Today, Variety reports that after testing four actors — Lucas Till, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Bracey and Jack Reynor — back in November, they’ve decided to retest Till along with Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer at the end of this week.
Till first came to our attention as Miley Cyrus‘ love interest in Hannah Montana: The Movie, and then in X-Men: First Class. We haven’t caught War Horse or anything else that Irvine has been in, but he wins over the others in the looks department (in our humble opinion). Pettyfer is the most troubling to us. Even though he’s the same age as the other two, 22, he reads older to us (and Four is supposed to be 18), maybe because the I Am Number Four star has been considered and rejected for just about every other male lead in a YA adaptation for the past three years. Also, he’s developed something of a nasty reputation in Hollywood, most recently for feuding with Channing Tatum on the set of Magic Mike. He’s undeniably good looking, with a tough Dauntless-worthy exterior, but we just wonder if he could capture the softer, Abnegation side of the character.
Even though we are offended that the filmmakers appear to be ignoring our choices entirely (and what ever happened to Evan Peters?), we’re super excited that this is one step closer to reality. The movie’s set for release on March 21, 2014.
Now tell us, which of these guys would you most want to see play Four?
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If you aren’t a huge fan of Shailene Woodley, you’re gonna be. And soon! Seriously, we’re predicting K-Stew level fan hysteria in a very sort time. We caught flashes of the young actress’s huge talent when she took the lead role of Amy Juergens in The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, and her critically acclaimed role along side George Clooney in The Descendants last year blew us away. She’s on the brink of inking deals in two major movie franchises, and…she’s got really awesome hair. Yes, we’re more than a little obsessed with the gorgeous Ms. Shailene (even though it took us three tries to pronounce her name correctly), so in honor of her 21st birthday today, we’ve assembled 21 reasons why the world is about to go nuts over her. Enjoy!
1. She’s negotiating to star in the upcoming franchise, Divergent.
Trust us, this will go far to fill the void left by Twilight.
We’re shocked that Summit Entertainment and Stephenie Meyer have yet to announce some kind of detox program to help those of us who’ve spent up to seven years addicted to the Twilight books and movies. Aren’t they worried about the withdrawal we’ll all experience once we’ve seen Breaking Dawn – Part 2 a few times and have no more Edward and Bella to look forward to? Well, not to suggest that there is anything that can replace Forks and the Cullens in your heart, but we have a few new obsessions you might consider taking up. Which you choose all depends on why you became a Twi-crack addict in the first place. Read on and then suggest your own!
If you love Twilight because of …
… its star-crossed lovers plot, you’ll love:
Warm Bodies, the novel by Isaac Marion and upcoming Summit movie starring Nicholas Hoult. Zombie R is a very different kind of undead than Edward, but his doomed love for Julie is just as epic and possibly world-changing. Dive into the book now and then look forward to the flick in February 2013.
The Hush Hush saga, by Becca Fitzpatrick. Nora Grey doesn’t know why she’s drawn to Patch her dangerous new biology lab partner… oh, sound familiar? Don’t worry, this is no knock off. Fitzpatrick has woven a very complex mythology around deadly angels and their offspring that will infuriate you with its addictive quality.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor. Speaking of complex new mythology, don’t even ask us to explain the plot of this trilogy. Let us tell you that book one was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful reads of 2011 — there are angels, beastly creatures, exotic tooth poachers, ballet-dancing puppets and a love story that rivals Romeo and Juliet in its devastating nature.
… its gut-wrenching love triangle, you’ll love: Read more…
Uh, didn’t we (almost) call it? Our own Kate Spencer totally had Shailene Woodley as one of the possible actresses in our epic Divergent fantasy casting post. It’s times like these when we feel like we can see into the future. Like wizards! Like sexy, sexy wizards. So with apologies to Saorise Ronan (the fan favorite amongst you guys), we’re happy to report that the Descendants star is currently “negotiating” to play the lead in the film version of Veronica Roth‘s YA dysopia novel. Now we just got to get American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters onboard. You all saw the Asylum season premiere last night! You know you want to see him on the big screen!
In case you needed further proof Shailene’s going to be the next Jennifer Lawrence, might you remind you that girl might also be playing Spidey’s future wife Mary Jane Parker in the Amazing Spider-Man 2? Sorry Emma Stone! Oh, and we totally called Shailene’s Spider-Man 2 role too. At some point in the past. Just don’t ever go back and check to see whether we actually did or not. Just trust us. We mean, look at our cloaks, crystal balls and insanely long beards. Would we ever lead you astray?
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