Rooney Mara was joined by her costars Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones for the New York premiere of Side Effects last night. She wore a white Alexander McQueen dress and Nicholas Kirkwood pumps while Catherine donned a black lace Michael Kors frock. Catherine's husband, Michael Douglas, walked her down the red carpet, which included visits from some of New York's fashion elite, like Donna Karan and Rachel Roy. Kate Mara joined her sister, Rooney, at the event after Rooney attended Kate's House of Cards premiere on Wednesday. It's been a busy week for the duo, who have both been doing press for their two new releases. Rooney attended a Side Effects Q&A with director Steven Soderbergh and Jude in the Big Apple earlier this week and Kate made the party rounds for her new series in DC and NYC. House of Cards hits Netflix today while Side Effects will open in theaters on Feb. 8.
- A UK production company has bought the rights to make an hour-long documentary about the "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie, Variety reports.
- Carson Kressley will host a talk show for Lifetime, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
- Some lucky Batman fans who have been following the viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight were rewarded with free tickets to a July 15 screening of the movie, ComingSoon reports.
- In Orange County today? Head to the Pushing Daisies pie-eating contest at the fair! Details are at The Futon Critic.
- Mario Van Peebles will return to Damages for six episodes this year, writes Reuters.
- According to Variety, five major studios will include antismoking PSAs in youth-rated DVDs of films that feature tobacco use.
- Billboard has the news that Starz Entertainment will help viewers make their own 3-D glasses at home for when Disney's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour airs on Starz On Demand in 3-D.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were matching in pretty blue at last night's premiere of his new movie Then She Found Me in NYC last night. His costar and director, Helen Hunt looked smokin' in her skin tight gold number as she posed with a dressed down Matthew Perry. This little comedy looks like an adorable take on finding what, and who is right for you, something the other half of the SJP-Broderick couple will be tackling on the big screen soon too. While the similarities between this and Sex and the City end there — forgive me, I'm a little giddy from getting yet another new preview last night. Spring is here and love movies are definitely in the air.
To see more of the premiere including Carson Kressley, Colin Firth, Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld and more just read more
Oh, MK...no...just no. Mary-Kate Olsen looked a touch ridiculous (sad face) at last night's New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête event to support New Yorkers for Children. At least her fellow partygoers including the always impeccable Leighton Meester and Emmy Rossum saved the event from being a full on velvet headband debacle. Speaking of which — love it or hate it? I kid, I kid MK. I may not always love the way she dresses herself, but I am an Olsen fan to the end and at least her fall line for Elizabeth and James and upcoming movie The Wackness are both saving graces. Plus, it's hard to be hard on her when she's out for such a good cause with all the other fabulous philanthropic celebs last night.
To see more from the event including Carson Kressley, Rachel Zoe, Virginia Madsen, Zac Posen, Kim Raver and others just read more
The girls are back in town, or shall I say the city, and they're looking fab-u-lous! We're obviously so excited for the Sex and the City movie this May but the cast is already supporting one another and making appearances together. Last night in NYC Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis came out to support Cynthia Nixon as she was recognized by the Point Foundation. The organization raises money for scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Nixon was honored "to be considered a role model." She also said this about their reunion, "It was such a period in all our lives... And we thought it was all over, and to go back to it was amazing." Amazing indeed — time to start preparing for your SATC party now!
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Charlize glowed in gold (with a questionable hairstyle) alongside her co-star Nick Stahl at a screening of Sleepwalking in NYC last night. In the past few years she's earned a bit of a reputation for choosing roles that hide her beauty, and her newest film fits right in with the trend. According to the actress, her character's appearances don't have any impact on how she picks her parts, saying,
"At the end of the day, it isn’t about what I physically look like — it comes back to storytelling. If I can find a good story, [that] is all that matters; I don’t judge a character on what I physically look like. I really don't care about appearance; that is so secondary to everything else that's more important in life."
Charlize has vented her frustrations about getting picked on for her movie choices more than once, but somehow it's hard to feel bad for someone who wakes up looking like that in the morning.
Lots more pics including Padma Lakshmi, Carson Kressley, and Terrence Howard, so just read more
On the guilt-to-pleasure scale for reality TV, where will Crowned fall? The mother-daughter beauty competition show premieres tonight on the CW, with 11 teams moving into a posh pageant house and competing against each other for the ultimate crown.
On the one hand, the feminist in me wants to get all up in arms about another show that portrays women as shallow and catty. On the other, I have to admit that Crowned looks like it could be gloriously over-the-top, from the "desashing" ceremonies with bejeweled scissors to the very presence of Carson Kressley. And I'm not above admitting that I laughed when the promo aired during the TV press tour over the summer; no matter what, it sounded better than Farmer Wants a Wife.
Don't underestimate the power of QVC. This coming Saturday, August 4, is Fashion Day all day on QVC!
They're going over Fall trends, showing new designs, and generally having a style extravaganza. Carson Kressley is even doing a show on his line of "Perfect" wardrobe essentials. So if you're sitting at home on Saturday, ready to relax, turn on QVC and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of fashion!