Hollywood's most stylish celebrities turned out for the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in LA. Anne Hathaway wore a shimmering Gucci frock when she accepted her spotlight award, an honor given to actors and directors for their collaborations with costume designers. Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Mirror Mirror all won awards in the film categories while Downton Abbey and Smash dominated the TV sections.
Other celebrity attendees included Anne's costar Russell Crowe, Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, and Lily Collins, who wore a dramatic black gown with a giant white bow on her back. It was a mini Saturday Night Live reunion behind the scenes when Amy hung out with Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with whom she presented an award during the show. The CDG Awards are just one of the many events that lead up to the Oscars, which air on Sunday, Feb. 24. Don't forget to vote in our Oscars ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
New York City's red carpet wattage for the week isn't only about the Costume Institute Gala — stars stepped out for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People party at Lincoln Center last night. Taylor Swift wore a LBD for the red carpet before changing into a sparkly silver number to perform and say her thanks for being included on the list. The country star and new face of CoverGirl was also among the Met ball's best dressed and stopped to talk about the flooding in Tennessee at both events. Lea Michele also earned her way there thanks to the success of Glee, Elizabeth Hurley brought a dose of glamour and jack-of-all-trades Neil Patrick Harris suited up — sadly another of the honorees, Robert Pattinson, didn't make the bash.
Ashton Kutcher joked about his powerlessness in getting his minibar restocked before stepping out to pose with Demi Moore and even once with Sarah Palin's daughter Piper inside. Demi was one of the last to arrive at the Costume Gala, but still flashed a beautiful smile on her way in. She looked flawless both nights and by day headed to DC to speak out against child slavery. Also at the Time soiree, Betty White had a break from preparing for this weekend's highly anticipated Saturday Night Live where she'll be hosting with musical guest Jay-Z.
To see more from Time's 100 Most Influential Gala, just read more
Last month, when the New York Times wrote an article about David Fishman, a 12-year-old aspiring food critic, readers everywhere were thoroughly amused.
Turns out readers weren't the only ones to find the article entertaining. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the story, which focuses on Fishman's journal of his fine dining experiences, as well as his friendship with a prominent restaurateur.
Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels will produce the adaptation, along with John Goldwyn, who felt the article "offered a recipe for a youth-themed empowerment film."
The producers are considering securing life rights of Fishman. I wonder if he would play himself in a movie about his life. Do you think the story would translate into a compelling story on film?
It's funny, isn't it, how and when actors' personal lives begin to sabotage their professional lives? Lindsay Lohan, once a promising young talent, is in the process of rebuilding her career after issues with drugs, alcohol, and bar fights. Then there's Tom Cruise, who has been in career rehab ever since he jumped the couch. Major celebs are more than just talent, they're entire brands, and going off brand is usually career suicide — unless, of course, you're Alec Baldwin.
This guy is known to be, well, a little odd and even a loose cannon. But no matter what terrible, weird thing comes out about his private life, he's such a great addition to any cast (30 Rock is the most recent perfect example) on TV or in movies that I for one tend to ignore that other stuff. I mean, look at him. I can't even type this post without looking at his picture and cracking up.
In this way, he is totally fascinating to me. Which is why I for one will be curling up with this giant, illuminating profile on Baldwin in The New Yorker this weekend. To see some of the tidbits that got me hooked, just read more
While Buzz attends the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Hollywood, she's been passing on all things political. Just yesterday, she got inches away from Keith Olbermann (who is "surprisingly very attractive" in person) and on Sunday she took an inside look at Saturday Night Live, which is gearing up for an intense election season schedule, including a Thursday night edition of Weekend Update.
Buzz got the scoop on whether Lorne Michaels, executive producer and co-creator of SNL, finds certain politicians funnier than others. Here's what he had to say:
Who is funnier: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or John McCain?
Avoiding the question, "Our job isn't to get too close. . . . We were accused of just pounding Hillary Clinton at the beginning of the season and then we were accused of being just totally for [her] — so it shifts week to week. But I can tell you that whoever's in power, we're suspicious of."
To find out more, including whether SNL will miss President Bush, read more
Some of our favorite actresses from the big screen got dressed up for the theater in NY last night at the opening of The Country Girl on Broadway. The show stars Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher, who were all out afterwards to celebrate their big night with the likes of Julia Roberts and Amy Adams. Natalie Portman and Kirsten Dunst both looked perfectly content to be flying solo without their new — one rumored, one real — men. While the play itself is getting mixed reviews, it's hard to believe that there will be any trouble selling tickets while such an all star cast is up on stage.
To see more from the event including Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Diane Von Furstenberg, Peter Gallagher, Morgan Freeman and others just read more
One of our favorite funny guys, Andy Samberg, had lots of help from his friends at the premiere of his big movie debut in Hot Rod. In the movie, he plays a wannabe stuntman preparing for the bike jump of his life. Andy's SNL co-stars Seth Meyers and Fred Amisen posed on the red carpet, while his buddy Shia was looking awfully greasy, much to our disappointment. At least Isla, who also stars in the movie, looked absolutely adorable as usual. Even though Sacha didn't walk her down the red carpet, Andy kept it playful with lots of belly rubs. The movie hits theaters on August 3rd, but be sure to check back next week for Buzz's review and interview with Andy Samberg!
Plenty more pics including Sarah Silverman, Sarah Chalke and Jane Seymour so just read more
Frankly, it would have been sad if a panel full of stars and producers from NBC's four acclaimed Thursday comedies hadn't gotten laughs during the TCA press tour on Monday. So I'm pleased to report that the panel, which included Zach Braff, Jason Lee, John Krasinski, Tina Fey, and the executive producers of their shows, was appropriately hilarious. A few favorite moments:
Bill Lawrence, "Scrubs" executive producer, on his show's ratings:
"I think this is the year that "Scrubs" really becomes a big hit. We always kind of geared our plan towards peaking in the seventh year."
Tina Fey, on whether she had to convince Alec Baldwin to come back to the show:
"I've never even met Alec."
Greg Daniels, executive producer of "The Office," on those Jim-and-Pam-heavy promos:
"I always felt jealous on these Thursday-night promos because everybody else had these really funny clips on, and then, you know, ours was like, 'Do I still love you?'"
Fey on the differences between herself and her character, Liz Lemon:
"The biggest difference is that my character is not married. And also, apparently her jugs were bigger."
Lorne Michaels, "30 Rock" executive producer, on DVD commentaries:
"I was thinking it might be time to buy a DVD player."
John Krasinski on DVD commentaries:
"Tell you what, when I was doing a comment about DVD commentaries, what I was really thinking about was ..."