Mistresses star Jes Macallan stopped by our Los Angeles studio to dish on what it's like on set when it's time to film a sex scene. She also had a hilarious story about Alyssa Milano's on-set mishap. We have all the Mistresses gossip!
Stars came out to support the LA Kings in their matchup against the Detroit Red Wings at the Staples Center last night. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard cuddled up in the stands and showed PDA with a kiss. The couple also chatted with friends, including Kristen's former Veronica Mars costars Enrico Colantoni and Max Greenfield, who was at the game with a few buddies. Steven Tyler and Alyssa Milano were also in the crowd to watch the win.
Kristen and Dax stepped out for the date night after an exciting weekend. Kristen had a baby shower in Los Feliz, which was attended by Rachel Bilson and her House of Lies costars Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. She covered her bump in a floral Isabella Oliver gown for the occasion, but on Monday she was all about showing off her growing belly. Kristen flashed her stomach during an outing with girlfriends and smiled as her pal snapped a picture.
Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum got a head start on the Oscar celebrations when they attended Montblanc and UNICEF's second annual pre-Oscars brunch in LA yesterday. They were joined by Alyssa Milano, who wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress, and Les Misérables actress Samantha Barks, who kept things simple in a clingy navy dress. Samantha's cast will also be on hand to cheer on their costars who are up for awards, including Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman — check out the Les Misérables cast's road to the Oscars and don't miss out on our LIVE Oscars viewing party and red-carpet coverage starting tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. PST!
Josh Hartnett got in on the pre-Oscars parties when he dropped by the Vanity Fair and Fiat party benefiting the United Nations International Labour Organization in LA last night. The star-studded event, which was hosted by Ron Howard and composer Hans Zimmer, also included Lake Bell, Alyssa Milano, and Adrien Brody as guests. Josh had a busy evening, as he also visited the Hollywood Domino and Bovet 1822 event in West Hollywood. Alyssa — who wore Gucci to last night's event — will likely have a lot more Academy Awards-related events to attend this weekend, since her husband, David Bugliari, reps Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor. Bradley has a lot of events on his plate this week, including Wednesday night's Vanity Fair dinner for Silver Linings Playbook, which he attended alongside costar Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. Don't forget to join us for our LIVE Oscars viewing party and red carpet coverage on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST.
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In case you feel like you don't have enough drama in your life, ABC is seeking to fill that void with Mistresses, an adaptation of the popular British series. The stateside cast includes Alyssa Milano and Lost's Yunjin Kim as part of a group of girlfriends whose love lives are active and sexy, but very complicated. I gave the pilot a watch to bring you my verdict on Mistresses and whether you should set your DVR to record this soapy new series.
- What it's about: Savannah (Milano), April (Rochelle Aytes), Josslyn (Jes Macallan), and Karen (Kim) are a tight-knit group of friends, and they're each in a different transition in their love lives. Married Savannah is trying to get pregnant, widowed April is trying to date again, therapist Karen is getting over the death of her lover, and Jes is single and loving it — and she intends to stay that way. Each woman's situation is far from smooth sailing, though, and the pilot introduces you to a series of dilemmas, most of them related to infidelity, as you could guess from the title.
- Where it works: Mistresses is addictive from the very first episode. It's packed full of juicy story lines and sexy situations, like Savannah's temptation to cheat on her husband with a sexy colleague, or a shocking revelation about April's past, and I found myself dying to see what happens next.
- Where it doesn't: The cast still needs to find their chemistry. Aside from Savannah and Josslyn, who are sisters, it's not clear why these women are friends and spend time together. It's melodramatic to the extreme (though if you're into that, dive right in).
- You might like this show if: You miss shows like Lipstick Jungle and Desperate Housewives.
- When it's on: May on ABC.
See some pictures and a preview of Mistresses after the jump.
ABC is adding soapy new drama Mistresses to its roster, which is an Americanized version of the BBC America show. It stars Alyssa Milano and Yunjin Kim as part of a quartet of female friends who each have scandalous love lives. (As the title implies, they're either cheating on someone or being cheated on.) Milano, Kim, their costars, and showrunners came to the TCA to talk about the new series and how it's more about friendship than illicit affairs.
- The cast was asked about how much skin they've had to show for the sexy series, and Milano reported that so far, she hasn't had to reveal much: "For my scenes, the guys were [more] naked, so it was a little easier for me." She added that when they were filming the pilot, she was still breastfeeding between takes, and gave a shoutout to her costars. "Bless these men who put up with it, because I wasn't feeling so sexy." Her cute costar Jason George (who you might know from Grey's Anatomy) chimed in: "You were looking sexy!"
- Fans of Lost will recognize Yunjin Kim, who plays therapist Karen. Obviously, her old and new shows are light years apart, and Kim noted that it's "amazing" for her to work on a show about women and friends, because she can relate to and sympathize with the characters. Kim noted another obvious contrast: "wardrobe, makeup-wise . . . this show's more fun."
- The show is based on the BBC America series, but it won't be a carbon copy. Executive producer K.J. Steinberg said the show deviates from the format, starting with giving it a faster pace. Steinberg says they "took what they had and front-loaded" it on the American version, but also "ran in a whole different direction." So has all the cast seen the original show? Kim said she marathoned the first season after she was cast, but stars Jes Macallan and George deliberately didn't watch it to avoid having preconceived notions of their characters.
- So how far will the show push the steamy angle? Steinberg acknowledged that "at first blush, it sounds salacious, but if you scratch the surface, it's so much more." The show is more about the friendship of the women: "The sisterhood is really at the core of it all," Macallan said. Milano added that it's important because the characters make some poor decisions with their love lives, and the women need each other: "If [friends] can't be the most honest with you, who can?"
David Beckham brought his sons, Romeo, Cruz, and Brooklyn, to watch as the LA Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils in game six of the NFL finals to win the Stanley Cup last night. The four Beckhams hooted and hollered in the stands each time the Kings scored a goal, and in between all the action, snacked on nachos. David has become a regular in the stands at the Staples Center, having cheered on the team all season. He's in good company when it comes to supporting the hometown hockey squad. Will Arnett, Alyssa Milano, Zac Efron, and Ellen Page all turned out yesterday as well. Zac Efron had rink-side seats to witness the historic victory, as it's the first time in the Kings' 45-year existence that they've clinched hockey's top honor. It was a night with the guys for Zac, who officially split from Lily Collins recently. Will is a Canadian by birth, but clearly is a hockey fan no matter where he lives.
The LA Kings had plenty of famous faces in the stands to cheer them on to their win against the New Jersey Devils at the Staples Center last night. David Beckham brought his boys, Brooklyn and Romeo, to watch the third game in the Stanley Cup Finals, while Will Ferrell checked out the match with son, Magnus. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson cuddled up in the crowd after returning to the West Coast from France last week. They spent the afternoon shopping on Abbot Kinney before switching gears to sports.
Also on hand for the big game were Alyssa Milano and her husband David Bugliari, David Boreanaz, Colin Hanks, LL Cool J, and Ellen Page. The CA hockey team takes on NJ at home again tomorrow, and they may be able to expect even more stars, since a fourth win would mean the end of the series and the first ever Stanley Cup trophy for the LA Kings.
It takes a village to raise a child, and today that village is often online. New mamas are turning to Facebook and Twitter to share their thoughts more than ever before, including those who tweet from the Hollywood nest. With new babies in their arms, Alyssa Milano, Victoria Beckham, and Christina Applegate have plenty to share with their loyal followers. See if you can guess which quotes came from which famous moms over the past few weeks. Good luck!