Some Hollywood stars spent this week prepping for the Oscars, while others were busy working away on set. In NYC, Jennifer Connelly filmed scenes with a young actress for Winter's Tale, while her costar Colin Farrell took a dive into the East River for the film. Lucy Liu was also in NYC, smiling as she strolled to the set of Elementary, and Stephen Amell showed off his stunt skills while shooting Arrow in Vancouver. Click through to see all of this week's stars on set.
Braids will always be bountiful in the world of beauty, but lately it seems that celebrities are taking to a new kind of plait: the conjoined braid. This twisted style starts as a french braid that frames your face before cascading into a long tail. Celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora have been spotted sporting the style, and Lucy Liu added a formal flair to her braid when she walked it down the red carpet at the Golden Globes. A new twist can add some life to an otherwise played-out style, but will you be taking the conjoined braid out for a spin?
Lucy Liu took a bit of a fashion risk when she stepped onto the red carpet wearing one of the most voluminous gowns of the night: this strapless floral gown, part of Carolina Herrera's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. The actress slipped her hands into her pockets for ease and opted to keep her accessories to a minimum with diamond drop earrings. Do you think this floral fashion moment paid off? Let us know below.
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The side braid isn't traditionally considered a formal hairstyle, but Lucy Liu shows us how to dress it up. For her appearance at the 2013 Golden Globes, she twisted two smaller braids into one long, over-the-shoulder fishtail braid. Her makeup was a monotone pink that finished the feminine ensemble. Do you think Lucy Liu's braid is red-carpet appropriate?
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CBS's Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary has proved to be one of this season's hits, and as if validating that, the series also landed the coveted post-Super Bowl slot this year. The show's executive producer Rob Doherty came to TCA with stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and talked about how excited they were about the opportunity, and more importantly, during their panel, they talked about a few things to look forward to during the rest of this season — along with one thing you probably (disappointingly) won't see.
- Moriarty is still coming. Holmes's most infamous nemesis will make his debut by the end of this season, though he has not been cast yet. Doherty said he to hoped to keep the casting as secret as possible, saying they were "approaching it very carefully and as quietly as we can . . . It's less fun for me if all of you know who it is, when they'll arrive, and what they'll be doing," he added.
- Actor John Hannah won't be playing Moriarty. Doherty announced that British actor Hannah had been cast as someone from Sherlock's past, but the executive producer wouldn't reveal exactly who. He did stress that Hannah wasn't playing Moriarty, however.
- Irene is coming, too. Doherty also addressed whether we'd see the character of Irene, another figure from Sherlock Holmes mythology. Doherty admitted to struggling with exactly how she'd be introduced, and said the writers had talked about possibly doing a flashback episode to introduce her. It didn't sound like there was a plan, but Doherty made it sound like it's on the horizon: "We definitely want to meet her. You will see a living, breathing actress reading lines and portraying Irene."
- But you won't be seeing Holmes and Watson hook up anytime soon. Miller and Liu were asked to address rumors that they'd been told they had too much romantic chemistry, and they both denied that, but Liu did say they were given notes that Holmes and Watson seemed too familiar, "like they've known each other for a while." While Miller and Liu talked about how much they get along — about Liu, Miller said, "It's a real blessing to form a working relationship and a bond with someone you love and respect so much" — don't expect their onscreen relationship to get romantic anytime soon, or ever. Doherty acknowledged that though people might expect them to hook up, "we love to defy expectations on this show," and quite concretely, he said, "For as long as I am a part of this show, it's not something I want to see." Why not? "I don't think we need it," he admitted.
Sherlock Holmes is a timeless character who gets frequent updates, and CBS is bringing its own version of the literary detective to life this Fall with Elementary. There are a few twists: the sleuth, played by Brit Jonny Lee Miller, is a recovering addict who lives in present-day Brooklyn, and his Watson is a lady, played by Lucy Liu. To find out whether this reimagining is going to be your cup of tea, just check out my assessment.
- What it's about: Holmes is an addict who has just left rehab, and he's been assigned a sponsor who will live with him as he transitions from his rehab facility: Joan Watson, a former surgeon. Holmes spends his time as a consultant for the NYPD, using his considerable intelligence and intuition to help them solve crimes. Though the Holmes/Watson relationship is initially to serve his recovery, Watson finds that she likes tagging along at crime scenes and helping. Thus, the team is born.
- Where it works: Miller is fantastic as a twitchy but brilliant Holmes, and while he makes the character his own, he shares the rakish charm of another famous Sherlock: Robert Downey Jr. It's so mesmerizing watching the detective put the puzzle pieces together that you may enjoy this show even if you're not a fan of traditional procedurals. Miller also has some nice romantic chemistry with Liu, which past Sherlock/Watson pairs can't really boast about.
- Where it doesn't: The pop culture landscape might be a little too saturated with Sherlock Holmes stories right now, especially considering that the BBC's Sherlock is also set in modern day.
- When it's on: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
- You might like this show if: You like crime-fighting duos with sexual tension à la Bones and Castle.
Watch a preview for Elementary after the jump.
Lucy Liu gave us a lot to get excited about on the Emmys red carpet tonight — she showed up in a gorgeous, slightly space-age silver sequined gown by Versace, which she paired with diamond stud earrings and a silver clutch. The dress boasted a structured, armor-inspired bodice and moved gorgeously as Lucy walked across the stage during the show, lending a smooth, liquid quality to her overall look. We're head over heels for Lucy's sleek Versace dress; what do you think?
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Rachel Bilson, AnnaLynne McCord, and Lucy Liu were among the actresses who stepped out for last night's CW, CBS, and Showtime 2012 Summer TCA Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ladies were out to support their TV shows Hart of Dixie, 90210, and CBS's new Sherlock-based Elementary, respectively. They were ready for cocktails and mingling after their network hosted panels touting the new seasons of their programs during the day. Lucy joined her leading man, Jonny Lee Miller, to explain how their version of Sherlock Holmes is different from Robert Downey Jr.'s big-screen franchise and the BBC's Sherlock. For starters, Lucy, a woman, plays Watson, Sherlock's sidekick.
Rachel, AnnaLynne, and Lucy made the rounds saying hi to Showtime stars Michael C. Hall, of Dexter, Episodes' Matt LeBlanc, and Don Cheadle from House of Lies. AnnaLynne's 90210 costars Jessica Lowndes and Matt Lanter were on hand, too. Rounding things out for the three networks were a handful of CBS leading ladies like Two Broke Girls's Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings. Click through to see even more stars, including Jaime King, Tyra Banks, Lisa Kudrow, and Katie Cassidy.
Lucy Liu won a Critics' Choice Television Award for her guest starring role on the show Southland. Lucy accepted the honors at this evening's ceremony in Los Angeles. We chatted with Lucy after she got her statue and she said that despite her years in the industry she's never had to go up and accept something like this. Check out our chat with Lucy and see all the Critics' Choice red carpet pictures!
While the world tries to figure out whether or not Drew Barrymore is pregnant, we're focused on the fabulous white printed coat she wore while running errands in LA over the weekend with fiancé Will Kopelman. She could have worn any jacket — leather, blazer, hoodie, etc. — but instead she opted to take her casual-cool look to sophisticated heights by sporting a fresh long Dries Van Noten coat. Drew, and eight other celebs like Leelee Sobieski and Katie Holmes, prove that coats aren't only for cold weather. In fact, they can instantly transform a Spring ensemble from stylish to fashion forward. Step inside to see a handful of celebs wearing springtime outerwear, to draw inspiration from them, and to shop our favorite outerwear picks.