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Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, and Chris Smith proved to be one of the funniest panels at the Summer TCA while promoting their upcoming CBS comedy, We Are Men. The stars appeared with the series producers to discuss O'Connell's many Speedo moments on the show, as well as why they think a show centered on a group of divorced and relationship-challenged men will appeal to female viewers.
O'Connell openly acknowledged that many people think of him as "the fat kid from Stand by Me," though he did note he'd prefer to be referred to as "husky." When asked about his Speedo moments (of which there are a few in the show's pilot alone), O'Connell said: "I'm continually trying to make sure blood is flowing to every part of my body at all times . . . It's something I have to embrace. I've joined a gym, I've started drinking light beer." O'Connell's wife, former swimwear model Rebecca Romijn, advised that he go to a tanning salon, an endeavor that he inevitably botched, saying, "I should have talked to the cast of Jersey Shore before."
Penn famously left behind acting (including his steady gig on House) for a political career, and he talked a little bit about his experience: "I feel ridiculously blessed to take a sabbatical that uses the other side of my brain." However, Penn noted that it was an "incredible opportunity" to have gotten a guest arc on the last season of How I Met Your Mother, especially because that's how he met Rob Greenberg, the executive producer on We Are Men. Of Penn's Barack Obama link, O'Connell joked, "Every phone call he gets, we ask, 'Is that the president?!'"
The show centers on four men bonding over broken relationships while living at an upscale apartment complex, but that doesn't mean it's only a show for men. Smith, who plays the rookie in the group, explained why women will also love the show: "You've got a couple wounded puppies; they have these bad ideas and you're watching them bump their heads on the wall." Penn agreed: "Dudes give each other the worst advice ever . . . we approach women so badly, there's a comedy in that."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson married Justin Mikita during a star-studded ceremony in NYC on Saturday. The Modern Family star tied the knot with his longtime partner after becoming engaged during a getaway to Mexico last year. The pair were united in good company since Jesse's Modern Family costars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen, who had her husband, Scott Phillips, by her side, were in attendance alongside famous faces Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe, who know Jesse from his guest-judging spot on So You Think You Can Dance. Also present to show their support at the NYC nuptials were Padma Lakshmi and Rebecca Romijn, who held hands with her husband, Jerry O'Connell, on the way into the ceremony. Jesse had the help of his famous pals to celebrate the special occasion, and he took to Twitter to share his joy, writing, "Never been happier."
Yesterday's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA was a family affair for stars such as Rachel Zoe, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selma Blair, and Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn. The India-inspired event also drew Lauren Conrad and her boyfriend William Tell, who were spotted cozying up to each other in the VIP tent, Twilight star Ashley Greene, and Justin Long, among others. We spotted Justin horsing around with Jerry and Rebecca's twin daughters during the kid-friendly party, where fellow moms Rachel and Alessandra also did some bonding with their little ones.
The match was a close one, but polo star Nacho Figueras's team reigned supreme with a score of 10 to 9 after actress Ali Larter kicked things off by throwing out the first toss. With son Skyler Berman and husband Rodger Berman by her side, Rachel presented Ralph Lauren model Nacho with an oversize bottle of Champagne at the awards ceremony, during which he was honored as the day's MVP.
Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, and Rooney Mara were among the stylish women who turned out for last night's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at NYC's Skylight Soho. Olivia was in a black cutout number from Cushnie et Ochs, and Amanda wore a frothy white creation from her pal Prabal Gurung. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney paired her dark lipstick with a peach Calvin Klein and posed for photos alongside her Rodarte-clad friend Mia Wasikowska. Joseph Altuzarra was the big CFDA winner, taking home the top honor as well as a $300,000 prize! Jewelry designer Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind's Shane Gabier and Chris Peters were runners-up with $100,000 going to both. Vogue editor Anna Wintour was on hand to mingle with the star-studded crowd that also included Zoe Kravitz and her BFF Alexander Wang as well as loved-up couple Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn.
America Ferrera married her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams, yesterday in New York state! The newlyweds borrowed her Ugly Betty costar Vanessa Williams's home in Chappaqua for the lavish event, which was officiated by their other castmate Judith Light. America's dress from Amsale's Christos line, as well as Fred Leighton jewelry.
The guest list was star-studded with Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, and Mark Indelicato in attendance. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants contingent was well-represented too, with Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, and Blake Lively on hand. Blake, however, did not bring along her recent love interest, Leonardo DiCaprio. America and Ryan were engaged for just over a year, as she debuted her diamond ring last June at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland. Her most recent acting work was a recurring role on The Good Wife, and hopefully America has enough time off to honeymoon with Ryan before she starts doing voice work for How to Train Your Dragon 2. Congrats to the happy couple.
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell each had a twin on their hip in LA yesterday. The parents stopped by an indoor playground with their daughters, Dolly and Charlie, who looked adorable in matching t-shirts. Rebecca recently chatted about her 2-year-olds during an appearance on The Rachael Ray Show, saying that, though her kids could not have more distinct personalities, they're both daddy's girls. The busy mom has been sticking to the small screen since the birth of her children, but she made her mark in movies like 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. The film's prequel, X-Men: First Class, comes out next month, with Jennifer Lawrence taking over Rebecca's former role of Mystique in what is anticipated to be one of the best action flicks of the Summer.
Jimmy Fallon debuted a fake ad for Sheen-inspired cologne on his show this week, while Jerry O'Connell did his best impression pretending to audition for Two and a Half Men. Watch both videos above, then weigh in: who does a better Charlie Sheen impression?