Katie Holmes was the center of attention at a Vanity Fair and MaxMara dinner in LA last night. She was honored with Women in Film's MaxMara Face of the Future award, and hit the red carpet in a navy pantsuit from the brand. Twilight stars Anna Kendrick and Ashley Greene were also on hand for the event, as was Something Borrowed's leading man Colin Egglesfield. Katie attended the MaxMara fashion show in Milan earlier this year with her mom, Kathleen, and design partner Jeanne Yang following the announcement that she had been selected as the recipient of the annual prize. She has to wait until Friday's Crystal + Lucy awards, though, to officially pick up the statue. Katie was dressed down for a coffee run with Jeanne earlier in the day, after spending much of the week with her daughter, Suri Cruise, by her side.
Victoria's Secret models Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima reconvened in LA for the reveal of the brand's What Is Sexy? list last night. They were joined again by Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepol after the group of lovely ladies got together for a photo shoot at The Grove earlier in the day. The Angels have been making rounds to promote Victoria's Secret's Bombshell Summer and Miranda hosted her own pool party on Wednesday to kick off the week of press. She shared her thoughts on being a bombshell, but also touched on her experience as a new mom. Miranda, Adriana, and Alessandra all have motherhood in common while keeping up their sexy status as VS Angels. Also on hand were Something Borrowed's Colin Egglesfield, Kellan Lutz, and Paris Hilton.
Kellan Lutz, Colin Egglesfield, and Joe Jonas attended a dinner in honor of designer Simon Spurr and men's shopping site Mr. Porter last night at Bar Marmont in LA. The sexy trio suited up for the intimate event, where they were spotted chatting over drinks. Colin is enjoying a breakout month following his first major big-screen role in Something Borrowed, which hit theaters last weekend. Kellan is back in LA following his last days of work on Breaking Dawn and a stint in NYC alongside girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord, and he's gearing up for the premiere of his romantic comedy Love Wedding Marriage with costars Mandy Moore. Kellan is currently in the running for sexiest celebrity man in this year's PopSugar 100, so be sure to cast your vote for the chance to win one of our ultra-luxurious prizes.
Something Borrowed presents the kinds of conundrums and moral dilemmas that we've seen on screen a million times before: what do you do when you have the hots for someone who doesn't want you in return? Or what if he does return your feelings, but he's already spoken for? These issues may exist beyond teenage years, but Something Borrowed is so fluffy that the film is more like an extra long episode of Gossip Girl than a realistic portrayal of love and friendship.
At the epicenter of the tangled web is mousy lawyer Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), who's spent her life loyally playing second fiddle to her outgoing, obnoxious-but-hot-so-she's-forgiven best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson). Rachel's self-esteem is at an all-time low on her 30th birthday, and after a few drinks she inadvertently admits to Darcy's fiancé Dex (Colin Egglesfield) that she had a crush on him during their law school days together. They end up in the sack, thus inciting a Summer of longing glances across the room, weekend rendezvous, and a whole lot of secret keeping. Though there are plenty of jokes along the way, ultimately there's no way to make light of the fact that we're supposed to be rooting for a relationship dripping with betrayal.
To see why Something Borrowed falls flat, just keep reading.
Tom Cruise look-alike Colin Egglefield is on his way to becoming a household name thanks to his role in Something Borrowed (out today), but he's a familiar face to fans of Melrose Place and All My Children. Before the 38-year-old landed a part in the high-profile rom-com, he played one particularly bizarre character on AMC: Erica Kane's aborted fetus. Oh, yes.
In 1973, right after abortion had been legalized in America, the soap opera broke ground when star Erica Kane had an abortion. As a rising model, Erica decided a baby would end her career. The story line was extremely bold and relatable even by today's standards, considering TV shows and movies still avoid portraying women exercising their right to choose, but it took an insanely unrealistic turn three decades later.
In 2005, Erica discovered that a well-known fertility doctor performed her 1973 abortion, but then he implanted her aborted embryo into his own wife using, of course, a revolutionary procedure. Not surprisingly this embryo, now grown man Josh Madden, found his way back to Pine Valley. The gimmicky rewrite upset fans who appreciated the daring portrayal of abortion 30 years before.
From 2005 to 2009, Colin embodied the controversial character Josh Madden. His take on the role? "It's kind of funny because when people ask me who I am on the show, I like to say, 'I'm the abortion of Erica Kane.' Or, technically, I think it's a 'transportion.'" Now you're getting technical?
Colin Egglesfield may become a household name with his new role as the charming and very sexy Dex in Something Borrowed, which hits theaters this weekend. The actor, who posed for a spread in the new issue of GQ, is no stranger to the camera. The former medical student started modeling for Versace and Calvin Klein to make ends meet before ditching his M.D. dreams for acting, so he's also got the brains to back up his good looks. Still, his big-screen breakout is coming relatively late in life. His part opposite leading lady Kate Hudson marks the 38-year-old's first real feature film following stints on soap operas and a short-lived part on Melrose Place. We'll see how their romantic comedy fares at the box office, but tell us what you think of Colin himself — do you see him as Hollywood's next hot heartthrob?
Kate Hudson wowed in Versace last night on the blue carpet at the LA premiere of Something Borrowed. She headed to the West Coast shortly after wearing a gold Stella McCartney number to Monday night's big Costume Institute Gala in NYC, where her costar, Ginnifer Goodwin, ranked among your Met Ball best dressed in green Topshop. The ladies shared the spotlight yesterday with their leading men, John Krasinski and Colin Egglesfield. John was back in Hollywood following some jet-setting of his own, as he spent the weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan visiting wife Emily Blunt on the set of her Jason Segel-penned new movie Five Year Engagement. John spoke to us before heading into the screening not about life as a husband, but about his excitement at being in the film's sequel and a part of such a well-loved book series. Kate and Ginnifer, both engaged to be married themselves, shared about being in love. Ginnifer revealed that she and Kate have been trading wedding tips, while Kate says she's just enjoying being so happy at the moment. Stay tuned later to see more from the event on PopSugar Rush!
Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield play picture-perfect engaged couple Darcy and Dex in the upcoming, big-screen adaptation of Something Borrowed. Their good-looking characters seem to have it all figured out — until a missed opportunity from Dex's past reappears and changes everything. We sat down with Kate, who is just a couple of months away from welcoming her second child, and Colin, at the recent press day for the movie. They talked about why this isn't your typical romantic comedy and shared some fun memories about doing a little partying in the Hamptons during the shoot. Colin also raved about having Kate and Ginnifer Goodwin as his leading ladies for his first feature role. Check out our interview and later this week watch our I'm a Huge Fan winner meet Kate in person!
When romantic comedy Something Borrowed comes out next month, fans of Emily Giffin's book will get to see whether the movie adaptation lives up to the chick-lit original. The trailer gave us a look at the cast of Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, and Colin Egglesfield as they navigate their complicated love mess, and now I have a ton of pictures to share from the film. You also get a peek at some of the side characters like Marcus (Steve Howey — Hudson's Bride Wars costar), so check them out and get ready for the May 6 release!
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Emily Giffin's chick-lit novel Something Borrowed pretty much reads exactly like a screenplay for a romantic comedy, so it's no surprise that the first trailer for the film looks like a fairly loyal adaptation. Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson star as Rachel and Darcy, a pair of childhood best friends that couldn't be more opposite (Rachel's the mousy, nice girl, Darcy is the beautiful bitch). Their friendship gets mucked up when Rachel realizes her feelings for Darcy's dreamy fiancé Dex (Colin Egglesfield, from the Melrose Place reboot), and sleeps with him ahead of her best friend's wedding. Uh-oh.
Some fans of the book were displeased with how the film was cast, but I think the trailer may alleviate some of the doubt. Kate Hudson has no trouble at all playing the snobby mean girl (she's basically reprising her Bride Wars role), while Egglesfield is actually a breath of fresh air among his fellow famous faces. I'm most happy to see that John Krasinski's character Ethan has been beefed up for the movie and that he'll take on a lot of the comic relief here — a la his role in It's Complicated.
The trailer looks cookie-cutter to say the very least, but it's also got some promise (mostly because of the guys). Watch it for yourself and weigh in when you read more