Donnie Wahlberg, we appreciate the shirtlessness you’re bringing to Twitter. The lip sweaters, not so much. “After 3 months cultivating, countless insults, thousands of requests to shave the #stache,” Donnie tweeted, along with a photo of New Kids on the Block sporting a set of virile mustaches. Countless requests to shave, you say? Yeah, that seems about right. While we’re not going to pretend they’re all suddenly gargoyles now that they’re sporting a little lip magic (Hello, Joey McIntyre. You seem to be doing…very well), overall it’s not a great look.
Of course, Donnie and the gang aren’t the only hot dudes whose facial hair lowers their babe quotient. We know! It doesn’t really make any sense! We love guys with ‘staches and beards as much as you do! But from Leo DiCaprio to Tom Sturridge, Shia LaBeouf to Ben Affleck, we guess some guys just look better clean-shaven. Guys like… Read more…
The arrival of baby Sturridge-Miller is as hush-hush as the couple has been through the pregnancy. All we know is that she gave birth over the weekend in London, but there have been no reports on whether they’ve had a boy or a girl. Definitely no baby name yet, either. C’mon, guys! Major congratulations! Give us a name. Give us something! Or should we just ask Tom’s BFF, Robert Pattinson?
From what we can tell, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is not the side-splitting comedy of the summer. And yet, the photos coming out of the photocall and premiere of the film at Cannes make it seem like the fest’s funniest event yet. Maybe that’s due to star Robert Pattinson’s relentless red-carpet face-making. Or due to the fact that it was pouring at the premiere, and the celebrities in attendance, like Julianna Margulies, could do nothing but laugh at how drenched their gorgeous gowns were getting.
Other random celebs mugging for the cameras at the premiere included Cuba Gooding Jr., Bonnie Wright and Kelly Rutherford. Model Natasha Poly showed the most daring amount of skin at the event, but she had a surprising rival in the side-boob game: none other than Kristen Stewart, in a plunging red Reem Acra stunner. She arrived ahead of her boyfriend and was instead on the arm of pal (and her On the Road co-star) Tom Sturridge.
Sienna Miller wants to talk about her impending baby times with alleged fiance Tom Sturridge. It’s just that doing so might have devastating consequences. We guess? “I’m in my second trimester, so I’m I-can-talk-about-it pregnant,” the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star told British Vogue in their April issue. “Even though I’m under strict instructions not to say anything as it would completely defeat the point of everything I’ve tried to achieve in the last eight years.” Wow, what could Sienna possibly say about her fetus that would completely destroy her life all the way back to 2004? Is she actually pregnant with government secrets? Or some kind of adorable baby time machine?
Of course, we completely understand if Sienna wants to keep the more intimate details to herself; being among the numerous celebrities whose phones were hacked by the now-defunct U.K. tabloid New Of The World would make anyone reticent to let the media into their lives. So what can Miller say about her baby that wouldn’t put everything dear to her at risk? “I’m feeling fine,” the actress laughs. “It’s all progressing nicely and it’s very exciting.” Oh no, the world as we know it is being ripped asunder! Quickly, Sienna! To the adorable baby time machine!
Kristen Stewart showed up at the Balenciaga Fall 2012 runway show for Paris Fashion Week today missing two of her trademarks: her beloved sneakers, and vamp boyfriend Robert Pattinson! Luckily she did remember to bring her killer sense of style, as she strutted to the show in awesome high waisted leather pants. Left over from The Runaways shoot, perhaps?
But we’ve got even more exciting news comin’ atcha from K-Stew land. The poster for her long awaited film On The Road was released yesterday, as well as some new stills from the feature! Check ‘em out in the gallery below. We’re counting down the days until the star studded Jack Kerouac adaptation hits the big screen. Are you?
Dakota Fanning and Tom Sturridge will play lovers in the Emma Thompson-penned film Effie. The movie tells the tale of Euphemia Gray‘s (Fanning) torrid marriage to famous critic John Ruskin, to be played by Greg Wise. Ruskin refused to consummate their relationship, claiming he was grossed out by Effie’s body (er, weirdo) and she eventually falls in love and marries Ruskin’s protege, painter John Everett Millais (Sturridge). According to Deadline Hollywood, production begins October 17th, which means we’ve only got two months left until Tom shaves that dead wolf off his face! *cheers*
Extensive research (Wikipedia) reveals that this true story was massive scandal in Victorian England. Effie’s decision to annul her marriage even resulted in the Queen banning her from attending official Royal events. Harsh! But she clearly made the right decision: she and Millais went on to have eight children and she was an enormous influence on his artwork.
Knowing all this, we can’t wait to see this love triangle play out onscreen. With The King’s Speech becoming last year’s little movie that could, we have high hopes for every low budget film that comes from across the Atlantic. Effie is costing just $10 million to make, which is next to nothing in Hollywood. Sounds like a future festival darling to us — what do you think?
British pixie dream girl Carey Mulligan has had her share of famous loves over the past year, including Shia ‘The Beef” LaBeouf and Tom “Crazy Beard” Sturridge. But now the Daily Mail is reporting that she is engaged to Mumford and Sons songster Marcus Mumford…after only dating for five months! Girl, back it up a step. The two met at a Mumford gig in Nashville this February, and she accompanied them on a portion of their tour across America in a vintage train. Ahh, we can’t take the throwbacky preciousness!
According to the article, the question was popped in an expensive English seaside hotel, and Carey spent the trip showing guests her massive engagement rock. “Carey looked like the cat who had got the cream,” says one guest. “She was wearing a beautiful ring and didn’t seem to mind who saw it. They were stuck to each other like glue. She was doing most of the talking and he was hanging on her every word.” If all this is true, Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard have serious competition for their “Ultimate Twee-Couple” crown.
Robert Pattinson missed out on all the fun last night. Girlfriend Kristen Stewart joined her On the Road co-star, Garrett Hedlund, Rob’s BFF/OTR star Tom Sturridge and his lady-friend Sienna Miller for dinner at St. Johns in London, followed by drinks at The Groucho Club. The group split up at around 2:50 AM, with Kristen hopping into a car with her hunky bodyguard (call us) in tow.
Oh, the things we love about this night out. We love that Kristen is still wearing those blue sneakers and that she seems to be immune from getting blisters from wearing sneakers without socks. We love that Garrett is a new member of Team Hobo, what with his cap, Chucks and ratty jeans. We love the raccoon that died and went to heaven on Tom’s face. We love his Lady Gaga t-shirt. We even love everything about Sienna’s outfit. The only thing we hate is the absence of a crucial member of the clique. Maybe they Skyped him in from Toronto?
Every time someone utters the words “Jeff Buckley biopic” our 15-year-old self sighs deeply and weeps into her flannel shirt. In case you grew up after the Decade the Music Died – aka the mid-90s – Jeff Buckley was a shaggy haired, bony hunk with an angel’s voice, who was destined to save post-grunge rock n’ roll (listen to “Last Goodbye” below). He released one amazing album, Grace, and then tragically and bizarrely drowned in a river while on tour in 1997, crushing the music n’ makeout-filled dreams of every depressed teenage girl lurking around her local Orange Julius with a Discman in hand. A Buckley biopic has been talked about for yearsssssss, but now there’s a director attached – the very likable Jake Scott, who most recently worked with Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo and James Gandolfini in Welcome to the Rileys.
Robert Pattinson is rumored to be into the part and he’d be an interesting choice, because Pattinson can sing – and play guitar – quite well. Like, for reals. And with production set to start in the fall, he may be able to squeeze it in between shooting Cosmopolis in the summer and promoting Breaking Dawn come October/November. (And yes, Jake has directed Rob’s girlfriend, so it’d be all cute and family-ish.)
Well, color us jealous. Personally, we think Redmayne is capital-H Hot, but we’re kind of envious of Mulligan for managing to charm all three Brits with her feminine wiles. The question is, if you had to pit them all against each other, which pasty Englishman would win in a Battle Royale? Redmayne is certainly a fox with acting chops to boot, having won a Tony last year. And you also have Tom Sturridge, who’s already been snapped up by Sienna Miller and can claim to be the “be fri” to Robert Pattinson‘s “st end.” But then, how can one resist Marcus Mumford’s musical prowess? Who cares if he looks like a British version of Steve Perry from Journey just ate Ken Marino from The State? The guy can sing.
So who would you pick to be your beau? (Assuming you earned their affection and they were all fighting for you, obvs.) It’s certainly a tough competition.