Chris Evans takes a crack at romantic comedies starring opposite funny lady Anna Faris in their new film What's Your Number?. We sat down with the pair, along with their costars Chris Pratt and Anthony Mackie, recently and they revealed what it was like jumping into the Boston harbor naked and the similarities they share with their romantically challenged characters. Watch our interview with Anna, Chris, Anthony Mackie, and Chris Pratt and be sure to catch What's Your Number? when it hits theaters this Friday.
Ryan Gosling looked dapper in a gray suit and fedora last night in LA as he filmed scenes for The Gangster Squad. Ryan's leading lady, Emma Stone, wasn't working, but he was joined by Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, and Anthony Mackie. Emma and Ryan play love interests once again in the movie, bringing their chemistry to a drama after this Summer's comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. Ryan has been hanging out on the West Coast as he shoots the period piece, and celebrated the LA premiere of The Ides of March earlier this week with his director George Clooney and his costar Evan Rachel Wood. Ryan was on his own at the red-carpet event, but George's girlfriend Stacy Keibler was on hand to take in the film yet again, having also joined him at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of the political drama earlier this month.
Spring has arrived, which means warmer weather, sunny vacations, and hot stars in swim trunks! As the temperature rises, we're taking a look at the sexy guys whose shirtless bodies would be an especially welcome manjoyment treat. Last year we were looking for Usher and Skarsgard to strip down while in 2009 we had our eyes on George Clooney and Jon Hamm. Lucky for all of us, many of our wishes have come true in years past! From Brad Pitt and Anthony Mackie to Jake Gyllenhaal and Andrew Garfield, take a look at our picks for men we'd like to see lose their Winter layers and step out sans shirts.
Fate versus freewill. Religious theorists and philosophers have contemplated the idea for centuries, and this weekend The Adjustment Bureau tries to tackle the debate. What would you do if you found out your entire life were planned for you? And what if the plan wasn't what you wanted? The weighty subject matter should give you plenty to chew on, but The Adjustment Bureau isn't adept enough to handle the issue. Instead, we get a generic story.
Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (the sci-fi writer also behind Blade Runner and Minority Report), The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon as David Norris, a politician who crosses paths with a ballerina named Elise (Emily Blunt) in a men's bathroom. Instant sparks ignite, so when they bump into each other again on a bus, David is convinced that fate is intervening. But really, it's a mistake of chance — and it must be corrected. In come suited agents led by Richardson (John Slattery). They're men in charge of monitoring the world (the film suggests they're angels) to make sure everyone proceeds on the path predetermined for them. Since David has fallen off course, they must make sure he forgets about Elise for the sake of his political career. But unfortunately for them, David is quite the smitten schoolboy and isn't willing to let her go.
For my thoughts on the film's problems and Damon's performance, read more
Matt Damon had his wife Luciana on his arm last night for the NYC premiere of The Adjustment Bureau, which hits theaters early next month. He's been on the East Coast for the last few days doing press for the film during a break from shooting We Bought a Zoo in LA. It was an evening of work despite the Valentine's Day holiday, but Matt said at the junket on Saturday that he and Luciana don't need special occasions or big gestures. When asked what dramatic move he's made for her, Matt said, "You build your life around someone, that's pretty crazy. But it's more incrementally. There's no moment where I'm like Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July running down the street in the rain . . . any minute I'm not working I go home. But we have a two week rule." They're among the many couples who are happy to show PDA any day of the year, though Matt's costar, Emily Blunt, was without her own spouse John Krasinski. She still was decked out for the screening, wearing a salmon-colored Elie Saab concoction. Emily and Matt returned to the East Coast after filming the project at iconic Big Apple landmarks last year, and their amazing access to those spots is evident in the trailer — stay tuned for more from Matt and Emily's big night on PopSugar Rush!
Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue is full of some of the town's A-list, with Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and James Franco on the forefront of the cover. The special fold-out section features more celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Garrett Hedlund, and Noomi Rapace. The shoot, which took place in December, actually gave Oscars hosts Anne and James a chance to meet. When asked how it was possible that they'd never crossed paths, Anne said in the accompanying behind-the-scenes video, "I don't know! Well, he's always in school and I don't go to any of the schools that he goes to." Inception leading man Joseph, meanwhile, weighed in on the accumulated star power and commented, "Everyone was really cool. I don't know how many of us there were, like ten people, and everyone was really smart and sweet and I met a bunch of people for the first time. I was actually surprised. Everyone was so nice!" The issue hits newsstands nationwide on Feb. 8, but before then check out the magazine's firsthand account of the scene and see the pictures close up when you click below!
Photo courtesy Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair
Many of Hollywood's leading ladies stepped out in NYC last night for the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Anne Hathaway celebrated her appointment as cohost of next year's Oscars in her Dolce & Gabbana dress, and she spoke about her excitement over the honor. She said, "I found out that I'm one of three women to host since . . . I think it was 1987. Maybe I'm the fourth, I'm not sure. I'm still learning all the amazing statistics that I almost don't want to know because it gets a little bit too intimidating." Black Swan's Natalie Portman, in a piece from Lanvin for H&M, and an Oscar de la Renta-sporting Mila Kunis were there to watch as their director, Darren Aronofsky, took home a prize for his work — check out the evening's other winners. Leighton Meester was back in the US after a quick trip to Spain to make a daring appearance in a Thom Browne suit along with a maxidress-wearing Amanda Peet and a Lanvin-clad Julianne Moore.
Kathryn Bigelow Wins Big and Fields Questions on Directing, History, and Ex James Cameron in Press Room
Kathryn Bigelow made history tonight at the Oscars, where she was the first female ever to win best director! Her movie The Hurt Locker also took home the night's top prize, best picture. In the press room she politely fielded the inevitable questions about her ex James Cameron, but also what it means to be the inaugural woman with a little gold man for directing. Here's some press room highlights:
- On what it means to be the first female best director Oscar winner: "Well, first of all, I hope I'm the first of many. Of course, I'd love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I long for the day when a modifier can be a moot point. But I'm ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female filmmaker and have them feel that the impossible is possible and never give up on your dream."
- On dreaming of The Hurt Locker's win: "Well, I don't think I ever dared to hope, but I will say that what was extraordinary was the love from the critical community, and that was like wind in the sails, and it just created a momentum that would not stop. And I hope somehow the critical community could know how much we appreciate it and I appreciate it. Thank you."
- On competing against ex James Cameron: "What it means. Well, first of all, I think he's an extraordinary filmmaker. I have to say, all the nominees are phenomenal, powerful, talented filmmakers, and what an honor. And for me, how humbling it was for me to be in that company, in that conversation. So I have to say, for me, it's a humbling experience . . . I think Jim is very inspiring, and I think he inspires filmmakers around the world, and for that I think I can speak for all of them. We're quite grateful."
To read her advice for aspiring filmmakers and this year's other nine nominees, just read more
Sandra Bullock gathered her on- and off-screen families together in NYC last night for a screening of The Blind Side. Her husband Jesse James was out showing his support for both Sandra's film and her return to dark hair. Tim McGraw plays Sandra's better half in the movie, and he posed for photos with his own wife Faith Hill. Many of you didn't seem too excited about seeing the screen adaptation of Michael Lewis's novel, but Buzz will be ready with tissues when it hits theaters on Friday.
Lots more from the premiere when you read more
Jennifer Aniston was in LA last week for a wedding with her stylist, but she popped up in NYC last night to take part in the annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She joined a handful of actor couples for the evening, including Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as well as Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. Demi Moore was a lot more covered up than her recent W cover, as she posed with husband Ashton Kutcher. Jennifer joined her fellow thespians onstage to sing "Yellow Submarine" and take part in the hastily-written theater exercise, which was held to benefit arts in education programs in public schools. She took her bow next to a similarly-dressed Brooke Shields before moving on for some after-hours fun with Ashton and Demi.
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