A six-months-pregnant Kate Middleton had a night at London's National Portrait Gallery yesterday. We're recapping her outing — including a big speech! — in this headlines roundup and looking at other top stories of the morning including Tom Cruise's hilarious stop at The Tonight Show and Beyoncé Knowles's new bikini-filled video for H&M. On Allie: Monika Chiang top, Club Monaco blazer.
Armie Hammer was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to promote his first big leading role in The Lone Ranger. We caught up with the actor just before he teamed up with his costar Johnny Depp for a Q&A about the film. Armie talked to us about the experience of shooting "in the middle of nowhere," the karaoke parties the cast and crew shared at night, and why the "bohemian" Johnny is unique from the other great actors he's worked with.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer launched a new trailer for their film, The Lone Ranger, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday. The two actors were joined by director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer as they discussed the upcoming flick, which hits theaters on July 3, in front of a group of theater owners. Johnny has been ramping up his appearances as he prepares for the huge promotional push for his latest project. He popped up last month at the Kids' Choice Awards and will undoubtedly have plenty of other appearance opportunities as he heads into the Summer blockbuster season. Stay tuned for our interview with Armie and Gore, where they discuss Johnny as a true bohemian and the highly anticipated new movie.
Here's your POPSUGAR Rush of the top five hottest headlines from Monday afternoon Jan. 29! In the top spot, The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer is so blown away by Johnny Depp's take on Tonto that he has to drop an f-bomb. We're also covering Megan Fox's devotion to new son Noah, Harvey Weinstein taking the blame for Quentin Tarantino's Oscar snub, and more!
October brought us a taste of Jerry Bruckheimer's latest when the first trailer for The Lone Ranger dropped. Now, we get a much more revealing look at the film, starring Armie Hammer as the Western hero and Johnny Depp as his faithful sidekick, Tonto, in a more extensive second trailer. We meet John Reid (aka The Lone Ranger) as he wakes up disoriented and dirty on a watchtower in the middle of the desert, apparently because Tonto buried him. His resurgence from the (literal) grave makes Tonto believe he is some kind of spirit walker, a man who cannot be killed in battle. Because they are both proclaimed justice seekers, they elect to "ride together."
Whereas the first trailer foreshadows how the invention of the railroad will affect the West and bring greedy villains to power, this preview has a lot more information about the heroic pair themselves. I already like the two together, and I can't wait to see whether or not Hammer can carry a lead role next to documented scene stealer Depp. The Lone Ranger is set to open July 3, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
In today's PopSugar Rush, find out how Ben Affleck commemorated Argo's No. 1 box office spot and what he's learned along the way during our exclusive red-carpet interview from last night's Casting Society of America awards. Ben won the career achievement award, so it makes sense that he was giving out career advice — although Armie Hammer might not need any since he's been learning from another A-lister: Lone Ranger costar Johnny Depp. Armie, Cedric the Entertainer, and more also revealed how they'll be celebrating Halloween!
Ben Affleck was among the stars who turned out for last night's Casting Society of America's Artios Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. He walked the carpet alongside other actors like Armie Hammer and Anna Kendrick. Ben was on hand to accept honors for the big-screen stars he assembled for his latest directorial project, Argo. His leading man from another endeavor, The Town's Jeremy Renner, was there to present Ben's statue.
We caught up with Ben before the award-giving commenced, and he dished all about Argo being No. 1 at the box office. Ben told us, "I was very excited, to be honest. I'm usually insecure, skeptical, or try to find the worst about it — but this was just a really nice thing. A lot of people worked really hard. Dramas like this don't really work well at the box office. Usually, it's more high-concept things. I was just really happy. I cut out and pasted a copy of the web page to keep it. Next time I want to make a movie like this, I want to say, hey look — you can be successful with movies like this."
Over the weekend Anna Faris attended her first red carpet event since welcoming her son Jack in August. She joined her Parks and Recreation star husband Chris Pratt at Hollywood's Milk Studios for the second annual Reel Stories, Real Lives benefit, which raised proceeds for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Anna and Chris had plenty of funny company during the gala, including director Jon Favreau, Russell Brand, Jon Hamm, and Armie Hammer. Jeremy Renner skipped the carpet, but he was inside later to speak on stage. We caught up with a handful of the stars before the proceedings began. Jon was tight-lipped about the action to come on Mad Men's sixth season, but he did confirm recent rumors about the plot involving Hawaii.
The times, they are a-changin' for folks in the Wild West. The trailer for The Lone Ranger depicts a world in the process of being altered forever with the advent of the railroad. Men will no longer be at the mercy of their horses to take them to far places, and with this epic invention comes crime the likes of which people have never seen. Enter peacekeeper John Reid, aka The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer). Guided by his sidekick, Tonto (Johnny Depp), he vows to protect his native land and keep criminals at bay.
The Lone Ranger character has been portrayed in several movies and series, but I was hoping to get a few more details about Gore Verbinski's retelling. What I can tell you is that there are bandits, ladies — specifically, Helena Bonham Carter — fast-moving trains, Johnny Depp dangerously clinging to the bottom of those fast-moving trains, and saloons. The movie comes out July 3, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer got physical for a scene on the LA set of Lone Ranger yesterday. Johnny was shirtless and in full face paint for his Tonto character, while Armie was suited up for the cameras. The costars got started on the Disney project back in February, though production was temporarily halted due to budget issues. During his recent break from work, Johnny hung out with musical friends, landed a guest role on Family Guy, and made a trip to Canada for TIFF. Johnny was there in support of West of Memphis, and chatted with press about the real-life drama of the three men who were wrongly convicted of homicide and finally let out of prison last year.