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>> No self-respecting Fashion Week would be complete without a healthy dose of street style, so here it is — straight from the Milan menswear shows. What's on tap? Lots of Missoni, lots of cross-season dressing, and lots of Anna Dello Russo. There's also Olivia Palermo in fur, Bianca Balti in lace, and recent street style favorite, Elisa Nalin, working her signature color-mixed look to perfection (left). Click through to see all those, plus more — here, in the slideshow.
The Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute, held inside LA's Four Seasons Hotel last night, brought out many A-list stars to toast honorees Jennifer Aniston, Barbra Streisand, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen, and DreamWorks studio head Stacey Snider. Jennifer Aniston brought boyfriend Justin Theroux along for the bash, and she looked amazing in a Kaufmanfranco dress. Elizabeth and Freida, meanwhile, picked Calvin Klein dresses for the occasion.
Many of the ladies paid tribute to legend award-winner Barbra, though Reese reserved her comments for Jennifer. Reese raved about Jennifer, saying, "You just want to get your nails done with her, and you want to make out with her at the same time. At least I do — and that's what we do sometimes on Saturdays." Reese also had time to say hi to her This Means War costar and pal, Chelsea Handler, as well as Robin Wright. Katherine Heigl made it an adorable date night with her husband, Josh Kelley, and Rachel Zoe stepped out in a long, flowy gown. We caught up with some of the ladies on the gray carpet before the event began. Naomi spoke about how amazing it was to shoot with Leonardo DiCaprio on their upcoming movie, J. Edgar, and joked that unlike some actors she's worked with, she likes him just as much as his work. Katherine Heigl admitted that she was inspired to act by Jennifer, and Michelle said she was so honored to be there — stay tuned for more later today on PopSugar Rush!
Matt Damon stepped out for the premiere of His Way, an HBO documentary about the actor's longtime pal producer Jerry Weintraub, in LA last night. Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, were also on hand to toast their vacation buddy Jerry, as were Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Bruce Willis. Matt was able to enjoy the evening out celebrating the movie during a break from his own film project, We Bought a Zoo. He was on set with a giant grizzly bear earlier this week, though he'll soon trade the wild cast for a more civilized costar. Matt's set to star alongside Michael Douglas in Liberace, and it was just revealed that the two men will share intimate scenes including multiple kissing moments.
Award season continued last night at London's Elle Style Awards. It was another star-studded turnout, after last year's celebration attracted the likes of Kristen Stewart and Carey Mulligan. Rumored new face of Lancôme Emma Watson donned a pale pink Hakaan dress to accept the top honor for Style Icon, just one day after she wore another fabulous gown, a Valentino, to the BAFTAs. Emma accepted her statue from designer Vivienne Westwood and said from the stage, "It feels amazing. Fashion is something that I love. I try not to think about it too much. I try and block all that off and I just do what I love and just have fun with it. I’ve definitely been feeling the pressure a bit more recently but it’s just fun for me." Joining Emma were other fashionable ladies like an Emilio Pucci-clad Blake Lively, who traveled from NYC to pick up the Best TV Star statue during a break from filming Gossip Girl. A fresh from Fashion Week Alexa Chung looked ladylike in Yves St. Laurent on her way inside, while Thandie Newton arrived in a printed purple Louis Vuitton.
There's real beauty in a film that can make you feel so much by saying so little. It's refreshing, even, when a filmmaker resists force-feeding you a story. Sofia Coppola uses this approach with Somewhere, and she succeeds in producing a subdued film — but the problem is that it's so subdued, you never actually connect to the characters or the story.
Stephen Dorff plays Johnny Marco, a movie star whose priorities are partying and appearing in cheap but profitable films. Shacked up in the famous LA landmark Chateau Marmont, Marco is still a good-looking Lothario, but his fast-paced lifestyle hardly seems fulfilling. His 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) helps to fill the void, and though he rarely sees her, he adores her nonetheless. When Cleo's mother unexpectedly takes off, leaving Johnny to take care of her, they spend a few weeks of quality time together. I would love to say that the father/daughter bond deepens with each passing moment, but Coppola provides so little that you're not actually sure how the characters feel. It's disappointing; while Somewhere is a dreamy, visually pleasing effort, Coppola delivers more style than substance.
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Did you base Johnny on anyone?
Sofia Coppola: Oh, a lot of people. I have definitely met a lot of actors who have lived at the Chateau Marmont; he's lived there [indicating Stephen]. It's a combination of people I've met and stories I've heard, kind of all put together.
The themes are similar to Lost in Translation; is this a continuation of sorts?
SC: I feel like all my movies are a continuation of similar themes but I think this movie is the most closely linked with that one because they're both original screenplays. They're the most personal to me even though I try to connect personally with everything I work on.
How did you go about choosing the music?
SC: Because the story is contemporary, I wanted to pick music of the time, and also I wanted to pick music that's believable that the characters would pick. So when the little girl is ice skating, I thought it's believable that she would be listening to a Gwen Stefani song. They also have to fit the right mood to the scene. Phoenix did the score, which is kind of the minimal, more abstract stuff in between.
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Stephen Dorff stars in this week's release Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's dreamily subdued drama about an actor reconnecting with his 11-year-old daughter. I sat down with Dorff for a chat about his character, Johnny Marco; what it was like to work with director Coppola; and what similarities he shares with his onscreen alter ego.
Elle Fanning posed with her onscreen dad Stephen Dorff and director Sofia Coppola at the LA premiere of Somewhere last night. The trio reunited at the Louis Vuitton-hosted event after Sofia and Stephen attended the film's Parisian debut last month. Elle is following in her older sister Dakota's actor footsteps by taking on more mature projects. The younger Fanning recently signed on to work with another big-name director, Cameron Crowe, in the upcoming adaptation of We Bought a Zoo. Somewhere is out in limited release around Christmas and most of you are excited to have hot, sometimes shirtless, Stephen back in the spotlight.
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Ryan Gosling brought a special lady, his mom, Donna, as his date to the second annual Governors Awards in LA on Saturday night. The birthday boy celebrated his 30th at Disneyland on Friday, and while he's had plenty of memorable onstage moments in the past, the evening was all about the honorees like Francis Ford Coppola and Eli Wallach. Sofia Coppola came out to support her dad alongside Natalie Portman in a gorgeous purple Lanvin gown, a Marchesa-wearing Hilary Swank, and Elle Fanning in Valentino. The ladies were joined by guests Stephen Dorff, who recently showed off his shirtless physique, Justin Long, and Josh Brolin, who stuck by his red-hot wife, Diane Lane.
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