The Weinstein Company teamed up with Chopard for their pre-Academy Award party at Soho House last night. Stars from the company's films Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained made the rounds on the night before the Academy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence wore a jumpsuit following her afternoon wearing Lanvin at the Independent Spirit Awards, where she picked up a trophy for best female lead, and the movie itself was crowned best picture. Her costar Bradley Cooper, as well as their director David O. Russell, also made the rounds at Soho House. Django's Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Don Johnson also celebrated before the Oscars, along with Salma Hayek and The Vampire Diaries actors Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.
The night was full of big wins for plenty of fan favorites at the 2013 Critics' Choice Awards in LA on Thursday. Top winners included Ben Affleck, who won best director for Argo; Jennifer Lawrence, who picked up statues for best actress in a comedy and best actress in an action movie; and Anne Hathaway, who took home the best supporting actress honor for Les Misérables. Ben's Argo also won best picture, while Emily Blunt and Jopseh Gordon-Levitt supported Looper despite Skyfall beating it for best action film. Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Bradley Cooper, and Judd Apatow also had big evenings at the event. Judd nabbed a genius award for his contributions to the world of comedy, which was presented to him by Rebel Wilson, who earned big laughs for her speech.
Other big moments included Quvenzhané Wallis flipping out her iPhone to read her speech when she took the stage to accept the award for best performance by a young actor or actress and Anne revealing that when she won best actress for Rachel Getting Married in 2009, they spelled her name wrong on the statue. Don't forget to weigh in on your favorite looks from the event in our red-carpet fashion polls, and click through to see all the highlights from the star-studded show!
Despite playing the superserious Stefan on The Vampire Diaries, star Paul Wesley is kind of a ham. When he stopped by The Tonight Show last night, Wesley had a couple of funny anecdotes for Jay Leno, including an encounter he once had with the talk show host himself. It's cute to hear him tell his stories, but if you watch, you get an added treat of seeing an old photo of Wesley from his days of being a faux gangster.
At this year's Comic-Con, some of the stars seemed to take a cue from the name of the event itself, because the one-liners were flying. Movie stars like Matt Damon and Robert Pattinson showed off their sense of humor, while TV stars like Nina Dobrev and Bryan Cranston delivered hilarious quips as well. For a few laughs, check out some of the funniest quotes from the panels and press conferences at this year's Comic-Con.
When The Vampire Diaries comes back for its fourth season, there will be a big change: Elena's a vampire! The shocking cliff-hanger closed out season three, and when showrunners Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec hit the stage at Comic-Con today, they addressed the transition. They also had members of their very good-looking cast on hand to chat, including Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, and Steven R. McQueen. The cast got goofy (I now know what vampire sex sounds like in the mind of Wesley) and gave up some details about season four. Check out the panel's highlights.
- We saw a little bit of footage that was mostly a refresher of old clips, reminding us of when Elena told Stefan she didn't want to become a vampire at the end of season two. Then we saw a new clip of Damon and Stefan arguing, with Stefan angry at Damon over the decision to turn her. Stefan reminds Damon of how Elena said she never wanted to become a vampire, and Damon retorts, "Then you shouldn't have let her die."
- Somerhalder teased that we may be getting bad boy Damon back! Somerhalder said that we saw Damon try the nice guy thing, and it hasn't worked out so well for him, so he may resort to his old ways: "Season two, he tried to be something everyone wanted him to be," but "bottom line, he is not a nice guy. Yes, he has a heart at times, but he's not [nice]." Somerhalder said Damon's attitude in season four will be "this is what I am, and if you don't like it, you can go f*ck yourself."
- We didn't hear much about whether we'd see the other bad boy — Klaus — but he did come up once when Plec was asked if we'd ever see Katherine again. "Katherine won't show her face until Klaus is no longer a threat." That sounds promising, right?
- Now I really can't wait to see Elena as a vampire, because Somerhalder said that "Elena was a badass girl, and now she's a badass vampire girl! She can take care of herself now, finally." It will lead to lots of interaction between her and Damon and Stefan, because Somerhalder said, "She's going to need help from these two." Dobrev played coy, saying that being a vampire "could be fun" and that the season will find her "struggling with the fact that she never really wanted to be a vampire."
Get the rest of the highlights from the panel, including which characters are coming back and Wesley's dirty jokes after the jump.
The end of The Vampire Diaries is nearly here and we're positively befuddled after seeing these pics of the season finale. It looks like this will be a major flashback episode, complete with Aunt Jenna and Elena's parents! Given Elena's cheerleading uniform, these are definitely from a time pre-Salvatore brothers, but that's not to say the finale will be totally Stefan and Damon-free; it looks like they do make an appearance. We do have one major question: What's with the scuba diving?
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The Vampire Diaries is new tomorrow, and it's that time of year: the Decades dance! The gang gets all dressed up in retro garb for the 1920s-themed dance. It even looks like they have a bit of fun — until Klaus shows up to mess things up for Caroline and Tyler, but not before he gets a dance with Caroline. Meanwhile Stefan and Elena look awfully cozy dancing and holding hands. Check 'em out.
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The Vampire Diaries returns March 15, and Saturday night the entire cast reunited in LA at PaleyFest to chat with fans and preview the upcoming new episode. We chatted with Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and the rest of the Mystic Falls crew before they hit the stage, and they gave us some interesting insight into Damon, Elena, and Stefan's love triangle as well as what might happen to Klaus — stay tuned for more on PopSugar Rush! Once the panel got moving it was clear they weren't giving away too many spoilers, but the group did deliver some great jokes and stories. Here are the best quotes from the panel!
- "Do you think Klaus has a Match.com profile?" — Wesley to Candice Accola following her description of Caroline and Kalus's relationship
- "I love that their relationship is based on manipulation on both of their parts." — Accola, on Klaus and Caroline
- "Two words: casting couch." — Somerhalder, joking how Wesley's real-life wife, Torrey DeVitto, landed her role
- "Damon's no more good than Stefan is evil." — Executive producer Julie Plec, on Damon and Stefan
- "You have to piss people off to make it good." — Somerhalder, on trying to please fans and keep the show exciting
- "[The goal is] to make them both lovable, and hateable, and killable!" — Dobrev, on playing Katherine and Elena
- "Never underestimate the power of the iPhone." — Somerhalder taking photos of fans in the audience
- "That's her rock. I don't think she believes Elena did anything to sabotage her mother." — Kat Graham, on Bonnie's relationship with Elena
- "It's like every woman in my life." — Somerhalder, on Damon being tortured by Rebecca
- "I think I'm going for a Guinness world record." — Matt Davis, on the number of times Alaric has been killed
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley joined the rest of The Vampire Diaries cast in LA Saturday night for a PaleyFest Q&A panel. Before fans were treated to an exclusive peek at the next episode, we caught up with the stars backstage — stay tuned for more on PopSugar Rush! The actors agreed that though they all love Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, it seems Joseph's final days on the program could be near. Candice Accola, Nina, and Ian also shared their wishes to take the show to the tropics. A sunny beach location seems unlikely for vampires, but Candice wants to give Ian more opportunities to take his shirt off.
The show's creator Julie Plec tiptoed around upcoming storylines, but admitted she'd love to see a musical episode if it made sense. By the end of the season, Nina's character, Elena, will be forced to choose between her two loves, but no word on which brother she picks. Ian and Paul kept the crowd laughing throughout the night, and we've rounded up the top 10 quotes from the Vampire Diaries PaleyFest panel.