We spoke with Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky about what it's like to work with Kerry Washington and why he thinks the show has become such a huge hit. He also told us about writing for Grey's Anatomy and working with Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy.
Rachel Bilson and Sarah Michelle Gellar stepped out to celebrate their new TV shows at last night's Showtime, CW, and CBS party for the TCA crowd at The Pagoda in Beverly Hills. Rachel and SMG will both be taking the stage during the press tour today to discuss their pilots, so check out BuzzSugar for all the Fall TV action from the TCA tour. Kristen Bell was also there to promote her upcoming Showtime series House of Lies while Kat Dennings was there for her "edgy" CBS comedy Two Broke Girls. Jason Segel represented the cast of How I Met Your Mother, and he chatted with Buzz about The Muppets Movie, playing a father on the show, and when he'll know it's the right time to leave.
The 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards take place this Sunday, and as always, we'll be live blogging the event. But before the stars walk the red carpet in their Sunday finest, let's take a look at some memorable beauty looks worn by celebrities at SAG Awards past. Some are extreme, while others are simply lovely. Which ones are your favorites?
Is it just me, or are the Friends stars experiencing a second coming? All six grads are on the Hollywood radar at the moment. Let's break it down: Courteney Cox stars on Cougar Town (a favorite here on Buzz), Matt LeBlanc recently debuted in Showtime's new series Episodes, and Matthew Perry will headline ABC's Mr. Sunshine on February 9.
But they're not the only ones, of course. Jennifer Aniston still maintains her post-Friends popularity, churning out one film after another. Up next for her: Just Go With It which comes out next month — right around the same time as Lisa Kudrow's new movie The Other Woman. Meanwhile, David Schwimmer is enjoying his time behind the camera; he's directing Trust, which is screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Even though Friends will always be No. 1 in my book, it's nice to see the cast find success after the show — though I'm pulling for some of the stars more than others. I'm not spilling who in particular, 'cause I want to hear from you first: which Friends alumnus is your favorite?
It's a big time for Natalie Portman, personally and professionally; she just announced her pregnancy and engagement, and she's currently racking up acting nominations for her starring role in Black Swan. My fascination with her is at an all-time high, which makes watching her in her latest trailer all the more compelling. In The Other Woman, she plays Emilia, a woman who falls for her married boss. When he leaves his wife (Lisa Kudrow) for her, the couple is deliriously happy and have a baby together, and we get to see a uniquely sympathetic side to a common story.
Unfortunately, it's no modern happily-ever-after — tragedy strikes and the new stepmom must deal with her new life and the choices she's made. Portman is well-equipped to play a beautiful but flawed young woman (especially after she nailed the harrowing part in Black Swan), and The Other Woman makes good use of her ample talent. The film goes wide on Feb. 4 and will be available on demand on Jan. 1, but you can watch the preview when you read more
In Easy A, our heroine Olive Pendergast says she wants her life to be like a John Hughes movie. It's a lofty aspiration considering Hughes's reputation as the teen movie master, but it's one that the film unapologetically strives for with a playful wink. You have the alluring love interest à la Sixteen Candles (played here by Penn Badgley), Ferris Bueller-inspired shower karaoke, and a witty red-headed leading lady who is seemingly oblivious to her own coolness.
Emma Stone plays Olive, a teen homebody who's mistakenly branded as the school's own Hester Prynne after lying to her BFF (Aly Michalka) about losing her virginity. When the self-righteous religious club leader (Amanda Bynes) overhears, it's not long before everyone knows about Olive's supposed fling. Enter Brandon (Cougar Town's Dan Byrd), a bullied closeted gay student. Olive pretends to have sex with him to help his reputation, and she becomes the Mother Teresa of social outcasts, offering imaginary makeouts and boob fondling to help geeks up their popularity. When her charade spirals out of control, she's left without friends. To find out why I loved it, read more
John Mayer wraps up his Winter tour with a kiss and a promise to not overshare, Kristin Cavallari responds to Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne's romance, and Ryan Reynolds wears a skintight superhero suit! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
Dying for a glimpse of Ryan Reynolds in superhero mode before next year's Green Lantern? I have one . . . sort of. In Paper Man, he plays Captain Excellent, a caped crusader who only lives in the imagination of morose writer Richard, played by Jeff Daniels.
As Excellent, Reynolds is the bleach-blond manifestation of Richard's shortcomings. Frustrated with his presence, Richard hires Abby (Emma Stone) to "babysit" the captain, while Richard attempts to overcome his writer's block and prove to those around him (like his wife, Lisa Kudrow) that he's not a failure. Ultimately, a friendship emerges between the younger Abby and older Richard, in what's become a common cliche for indie dramas. But considering how much I like both Stone and Daniels, I think I'd enjoy watching them bond onscreen. As for Reynolds — frankly, he could chew gum and stare at the camera for 90 minutes and I'd still be enthralled.
To watch the trailer for Paper Man, just read more