The 69th annual Venice Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and we've already spotted a few stars arriving in Italy, including Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, and Laetitia Casta. The Venice Film Festival is one of the most glamorous events of Summer, and we can't wait to see what these ladies wear stepping out for the red carpet. In the past, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Williams, and Keira Knightley, to name a few, have wowed us with their dazzling Venice Film Festival ensembles. On Allison McNamara: Elizabeth and James vest, Topshop blouse, Blank NYC jeans.
Johnny Depp arrived in Venice wearing his signature fedora, but on the red carpet he proudly showed off a new short haircut that we are absolutely loving - and drooling over. Johnny was at the festival in all of his manjoyable glory to present Tim Burton with a Golden lifetime achievement award. These guys have worked on tons of projects together, and of course Johnny showed nothing but love for Tim, saying,
"He is a rare breed in today's cinema. Beyond that he is a true original, a true artist, a true auteur. He's my favorite director and friend."
It's always so fun to hear about celebrities being such close friends even when off the set. We can't wait to see these two back on the red carpet again for Sweeney Todd. Ok, maybe we just can't wait to see hot Johnny again.
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Heath Ledger was keeping a pretty low profile hiding behind his fedora and various Wayfarers at the premiere of I'm Not There at the Venice Film Festival today. Obviously Heath has been going through a hard time lately with his split from Michelle Williams, and apparently it showed on the red carpet. Us Weekly reports: "He had his hat tipped a little low and didn't really make eye contact with anyone. You could tell that he didn't want to be there.” We can only imagine how difficult it must be for Heath to have to try to put on his happy face during a rough period. Maybe after the festival he should spend some quiet time with his adorable little girl.
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Darjeeling Limited hit the Venice Film Festival this weekend with Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Wes Anderson all out to celebrate the film. Unfortunately the boys were missing a member of their awesome crew as Owen Wilson stayed back in LA. Wes of course had to field lots of questions about his friend but thankfully Anderson had only positive things to say about his recovery. As a huge fan of Wes Anderson movies, I can't wait to see this one.
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The 64th Venice Film Festival is still going strong with highlights that include the gorgeous Diane Kruger at the premiere of her latest film, The Hunting Party. Unfortunately no Joshua Jackson sightings but she was joined by her handsome co-stars Richard Gere and Terrence Howard. We love Diane. She sure has mastered a classy unique sense of style that keeps our eyes peeled on what she will wear next.
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Woody Allen premiered his Cassandra's Dream in Venice yesterday with the help of his cast members. Colin kept up his scruffy look while Ewan McGregor decided to try out an interesting new hairdo. Sure, they're no Brad and George, but these two look pretty chummy together smiling big on the red carpet. If crime thrillers and bad boys are your thing, you should definitely check out this film when it hits the theaters in November.
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This weekend Brad and Angie got gorgeous in an old-Hollywood kind of way at the premiere of Brad's new film, The Assassination of Jesse James. Brad was a little more casual, but just as stylish, at the photo call earlier that day. Love the shades! At the events Brad was asked about his desire for more kids. His response,
"Yeah we're ready.... It's the most fun I've ever had and also the biggest pain ... I've ever experienced... I love it and can't recommend it any more highly — although sleep is nonexistent."
Having four small children "makes me much more efficient because when I work, I really have to focus. I know I've less time to get things done. Actually, I'm quite pleased by it."
We know how much Brad loves being a father. Is he dropping hints that it might not be long before they add another one to their camp? As for Casey Affleck - looks like he'll be having another child very soon. He was looking adorable with his pregnant wife Summer Phoenix at the premiere. We're going to see a lot more of Casey as he opens his brother's directorial debut of Gone Baby Gone later this year.
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Charlize Theron looked absolutely stunning at the photocall and premiere of her new movie, In the Valley of Elah at the Venice Film Vestival on Saturday. The movie is based on a true story about parents (Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon) working with a police detective (Charlize) to find their son who goes missing after coming home from serving in Iraq. It certainly sounds like an intense film with a controversial subject mattter, but the Oscar winning actress has proven that she is far more than just a gorgeous face.
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George Clooney was looking as Manjoyable as ever in his tuxedo at the premiere of Michael Clayton in Venice today. We often wonder how George manages to stay so gorgeous as he ages, but apparently it's not his fitness that is keeping him in business. When asked about his exercise regimen, he said, "Well, we do a lot of aerobics and a lot of dance; a lot of jazzercize, a lot of, what's that, ab-master, butt-blaster? Yeah, that's it." Leave it to George to never take anything seriously.
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Jude was still showing off that aggressive tan alongside Michael Caine and director Kenneth Branagh at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Sleuth last night. Hey, at least he found himself some more appropriate footwear. The film is a remake of a 1972 thriller of the same name, and Jude had some self-deprecating words on acting in a new take on a well-loved classic. He said, "From my experience (Alfie) did not quite work out the way I had wanted it to, but you know part of the reason you embark on a creative journey sometimes is to fall flat ... and sometimes the fall leads to a triumph." Well, I think we can all agree that Alfie was pretty terrible, so pretty much anything will be an upgrade from that.
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