Katie Chang has a breakout role as the mastermind of The Bling Ring. We spoke with the Chicago-raised actress at last night's LA premiere of the movie, where she told us she thought someone was playing a joke on her when she was told she got the part — her first in a film. Katie also told us she thinks celebrity worship has "permeated" youth culture and talked about the unique experience of shooting inside Paris Hilton's home. The most impressive part of the house? Katie says it was Paris's shower, which is bigger than her own closet.
Paris Hilton attended the premiere of The Bling Ring last night in LA, where she spoke with us about her connection to the true story upon which the film is based. Paris was a victim of the real-life bling ring burglars, who stole clothes, jewelry, and family heirlooms from her home, and allowed filmmaker Sofia Coppola to re-create the crimes by shooting inside her house. Paris said that watching the finished film left her "upset" and "emotional" and that while she's never received an apology from any of the thieves, she wouldn't accept one if she had.
Gavin Rossdale plays a shady club owner who fences stolen goods in Sofia Coppola's latest movie, The Bling Ring. Last night at the movie's LA premiere, we caught up with Gavin and asked him what it felt like to be a public figure living in Hollywood during the real-life Bling Ring's crime spree. Gavin joked that the "16 Rottweilers" he and Gwen Stefani share must have protected them from becoming victims of the burglars. He also talked about how he and Gwen bounce creative ideas off of each other and "keep the mystery going" in their relationship.
Danny McBride is one of several stars of comedy appearing in Seth Rogen's directorial debut, This Is the End. We caught up with the actor at the premiere last night to see if we could get him to reveal some of the surprise celebrity cameos in the film, including details on one actor he gets to share a special "moment" with in the movie. We also asked Danny to tell us about the upcoming season of Eastbound & Down. He says they just started shooting again on the HBO series last week and that the new episodes of the show will pick up "several years" after last season's shocking finale.
The crew from This Is the End hit LA for their big premiere last night, and Craig Robinson stopped by to chat about why he's the one who would survive the actual apocalypse. He also talked about why he wasn't victorious in a game of Cards Against Humanity when he stopped by our SF POPSUGAR office last week. Plus, he answered which of the many stars in the movie play characters most like and unlike their real-life selves. Watch now, check back to see highlights from our card game, and check out This Is the End when it hits theaters June 12.
Seth Rogen shared his signature laugh and some insight into why he chose to work with all his best friends in his upcoming directorial project, This Is the End. Seth wrote, directed, and stars in the movie, in which he and buddies like James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson are trapped in James's house during the apocalypse. Seth also talked a bit about his next out-there project with James, which will bring them to North Korea, though he would not reveal which celebrity cameo in the ridiculous film is his favorite. Check out our chat with the multitalented Seth, see lots more pictures from the premiere, and check back for our very special video with the guys from the movie from their recent visit to our SF office!
Roland Mouret-clad Emma Watson, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson joined their This Is the End costars Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel last night in LA at the premiere of the apocalyptic comedy. Emma, who looked chic in a peplum top and slim trousers, is making the most of her latest visit to the West Coast; she'll also debut The Bling Ring tonight in Hollywood. Before the screening, we caught up with Seth, who cowrote and codirected the movie. He talked about yet another Freaks and Geeks reunion film in the near future. Seth said he and This Is the End's James Franco, who also starred with him on the TV cult classic and in Pineapple Express, are getting ready to shoot The Interview. The buddy comedy follows a pair of reporters who find themselves in hot water with Kim Jong-un in North Korea.
James couldn't join Seth and his costars for last night's premiere, but the cast still had plenty of funny friends and famous fans on hand for their big debut. Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, Carmen Electra, Peter Facinelli, the guys of Workaholics, and Wilmer Valderrama all stepped out to show their support. This Is the End boasts plenty of celebrity cameos, including Rihanna and Paul Rudd, as well as a few surprise appearances. Here's a hint: one of Hollywood's newest dads just may be among them.
This week in POPSUGARTV, we got nostalgic for the Summers of our youth, sharing a DIY for macramé friendship bracelets. We also welcomed the warm weather with a strawberry basil cocktail recipe, a lunge-based workout designed to get your lower body in bikini shape, and tips for decorating cupcakes perfectly for your next picnic or party.
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Anna Chlumsky plays Amy, chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Selina Meyer, on HBO's critically acclaimed Veep. The comedy was recently picked up for a third season, and the actress stopped by our LA studios on the heels of the good news, giving us her prediction of what's ahead for the fictional White House. Anna also reflected on her upcoming real-life role as a new mom and told us about a celebrity run-in that sparked her to return to acting — more than 15 years after she first rose to fame with My Girl.
Anna Chlumsky took a detour from acting after landing her breakout big-screen role in My Girl at the age of 11. She went to college, landed a job in publishing, and got married, all before returning to acting and nabbing the role of Amy on the acclaimed HBO comedy Veep last year. Like many celebrities who were child stars, Anna has been candid about her time both in and out of the spotlight. She says her retreat from acting wasn't entirely by choice, but rather because roles started to dry up as her body began developing and changing during adolescence.
The pitfalls of young fame have been a hot topic online this week, with Mara Wilson — who played precocious roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda — publishing an honest article about the good, bad, and ugly aspects of her own childhood experiences in the industry. So, when Anna stopped by our LA studios for an interview, we asked her whether she looks back on being out of the public eye during her teen years as a blessing.
"However my life unfolded — my adolescence unfolded — is exactly as it should have. Sometimes I did feel muscled into not having work because you just don't get work as a kid," Anna told us. "But I think it is a benefit that I got to stay at my high school and have a Summer job at the zoo and things like that. It is a good thing."
Anna also talked about what sparked her to give acting a try again . . . including a run-in at a nail salon with soul queen Roberta Flack. "If a person like that is saying, 'No, you gotta stick with it,' and telling you to perservere and to face your fears of it, then you gotta do that," Anna said. "And that kept happening. There were other people that I would meet, or I would have a friend that would say something that just clicked, or there was a psychic on the street who said that I had to stay in the business. It became much, much harder to ignore that I personally wanted to try it again."
We caught up with The Internship's Vince Vaughn last night at the LA premiere of the movie. Vince reflected on reuniting with Owen Wilson for the first time since Wedding Crashers, saying his costar made going to work each day fun and surprising. Vince also talked about getting Google to cooperate with the film, which features him and Owen as unlikely interns for the Internet giant, and what it was like to shoot on the company's "crazy" campus.
Josh Gad costars alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The Internship, and at the movie's LA premiere last night, he told us it was "crazy" to work with the duo. Josh told us he watched Wedding Crashers over and over as a kid and that starring with Vince and Owen was a "dream come true." He also joked about his dapper look for the evening and drew a comparison between his new 'do and Jon Hamm's.
Rose Byrne walked the red carpet for The Internship last night in LA in a pale-pink Emilio Pucci dress. We caught up with the actress just before the premiere screening of the film, which stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as a pair of unlikely interns at Google. We asked her what it was like to join forces with Vince and Owen and what she discovered is the biggest perk for employees working at the Internet company.
Aimee Mullins has one diverse résumé. She's walked the runway for Alexander McQueen, interned at the Pentagon, and competed as a world-class athlete in the NCAA and at the Paralympics. Aimee, who was born without fibula bones and had both legs amputated below the knee as an infant, is also an outspoken advocate for new developments in prosthetics. We caught up with the renaissance woman as she fulfilled one of her many roles — this time as an ambassador for L'Oréal — during the Cannes Film Festival. She filled us in on the life goals she has yet to fulfill and why she thinks the term "role model" can be a complicated label. Aimee also talked about her own personal beauty philosophy and why so-called "flaws" should be embraced.
Baby Daddy is back on ABC Family tonight, and while the cast geared up for the season premiere, we decided to put their parenting skills to the test. Chelsea Kane, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, Melissa Peterman, and Jean-Luc Bilodeau stopped by our LA studios recently for a baby-themed showdown. We pitted the costars against each other in a diaper derby and challenged them to see how well they could ID each other's baby pictures. Check out the video to see who came out on top, and catch Baby Daddy when it returns tonight at 8:30/7:30 Central.
Ahna O'Reilly has not one, but two projects at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and we sat down with the actress to talk about this extraordinary experience, the reception to her two movies, and what it was like to work with her ex-boyfriend James Franco as a director. First up for Ahna was Fruitvale Station, which was coming off huge Sundance success before subsequently being picked up by The Weinstein Company. Ahna spoked about reuniting with good friend Octavia Spencer for their surreal Cannes Palais moment. Ahna also revealed how much she doubted that James Franco actually wanted her to star in his adaptation of As I Lay Dying and discussed who, between the two of them, was more nervous for their big premiere. Check our chat, and keep your eye out for lots more from Ahna O'Reilly.
James Franco toasted Ahna O'Reilly at a dinner party held on a yacht last night in Cannes. The event, thrown by James and The Art of Elysium, honored the actress's impressive debut at the film festival. Ahna is starring in not one but two movies being presented at the cinematic celebration. She acts alongside James in his latest passion project, As I Lay Dying, and is also in town for the premiere of Fruitvale Station, which was one of the most talked-about films at Sundance earlier this year. That project saw Ahna reunite with her The Help costar, Octavia Spencer, who stopped by the soiree last night. Guests mingled on the deck — where James and Ahna were the center of attention — over Champagne and dinner as the sun set on the South of France.
James and Ahna dated for several years before parting ways in 2011, then recently reunited professionally for their latest film. Last night, they shared a hug as James arrived before catching up with the creative crowd in attendance. It was a relaxed evening for the pair, who are preparing to unveil As I Lay Dying tonight at its Cannes premiere. The movie is an adaptation of William Faulkner's most acclaimed novel and marks James's feature-length directorial debut. It's one of 17 movies from around the world in competition at the festival, which continues throughout the week.
Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac joined forces today at the Cannes Film Festival to promote their new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The movie, which follows Oscar's character as a fictionalized, struggling folk singer in the 1960s, was one of the most anticipated of the day.
After a photocall by the beach, the cast and directors gave a press conference, where they talked about the familial bond they shared on the set and the vital role that music plays in the telling of the story. Here are some highlights:
Justin on his connection to the movie's music: "As far as singing in the movie, obviously on the surface, it’s a different style from the music I make in real life. But listen, man, I grew up in Tennessee. Home of the blues, birthplace of rock and roll. . . . My grandfather [had] an old Gibson guitar — he taught me how to fingerpick. So it felt warm and fuzzy to me to be in this movie."
Carey on singing on screen: “I’m very nervous about singing in front of people. We had a week before we started shooting where we worked — what did we do? We all met up, and T-Bone produced the music and decided . . . what everyone’s voice was going to sound like.”
Oscar on the importance of music in creating character: "For everybody, the songs were what really showed you their inner life and their taste, their point of view. I saw it almost as much as a rehearsal for the personhood as the music.”
Justin on making it as a musician: “There is sort of the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours theory about how you can’t consider yourself an expert at anything until you’ve kind of had 10,000 hours at it. I agree with practice. There's many people that spend that much time and somehow never get heard. You meet so many talented people along the way who for some reason or another don’t get heard."
Liam Hemsworth stepped out with a group of guy friends last night in Cannes at Belvedere's big soiree. The actor was one of several celebrities in attendance: Solange Knowles also arrived just before Rev Run and DJ Ruckus took to the turntables to spin a set full of throwback hip-hop for the crowd. The Help's Ahna O'Reilly also made an appearance at the party, which was nestled in an underground VIP space in the JW Marriott, right in the heart of the city's bustling festival scene.
Liam is in Cannes to celebrate the Hunger Games franchise, while Miley Cyrus has been tweeting about spending time in the recording studio back in the states as she works on new music. Liam's second film in the series isn't screening during the festival, but the cast — including Jennifer Lawrence — gathered today for a Catching Fire photocall, and Lionsgate is throwing a bash in honor of the film later tonight.
Today, Calvin Klein officially unveiled Rooney Mara as the face of its newest fragrance, Downtown — but the brand got an early start celebrating the news last night. Despite the rain, stars including Rooney, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Kidman, and Skyfall's Naomie Harris stopped by Calvin Klein's beachside bash at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday evening.
Rooney marked the new partnership alongside Francisco Costa, the creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, at the party, which was also hosted by Belvedere and IWC. Inside the dimly lit and intimate soiree, she chatted with producer Harvey Weinstein, while Carey mingled by the DJ booth before making an early departure. Nicole also made time in her Cannes schedule to attend. All three actresses are busy working this week. Carey's The Great Gatsby premiered on opening night; Rooney's latest film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, will also debut later this week; and Nicole is serving as a member of the film festival's official jury.