The Blind Side became the first female-lead movie to cross the $200 million mark. And then she won the darn Oscar out from under Meryl Streep for her performance in the latter. We all rejoiced that a good, hard-working woman was finally getting her due. That she was doing this all at 45 while wearing a gorgeous sparkly Oscar gown, while constantly thanking her husband/Prince Charming in words we all scribbled down to later use when in a pinch writing our own love notes and wedding vows, only solidified what we already suspected. Sandra Bullock was living a modern-day fairy tale, the life to which almost every woman over 30 currently aspires. We all want to look stunning at 45 while bringing home at least half of the bacon, accepting accolades for it, and being supported by our equal (and bad-boy sexy) partner. READ FULL STORY »First, Sandra Bullock revived the female-centric romantic comedy last summer with the blockbuster performance of The Proposal. Then
Tag: Celebrity Couples (81-90 of 232)
Kate Winslet/Sam Mendes divorce has left me heartbroken. Maybe I’m just a romantic, but I found their relationship truly inspirational. She was the Oscar-winning, fantastically talented (and irrepressibly charming, and ridonk gorgeous) actress of her generation. He was the Oscar-winning theater wunderkind-turned-movie maestro. They weren’t anywhere near the top of the Forbes list of Top-Earning couples, but they had a certain admirable quality that went beyond their earnings potential.Friends, the
Coming so soon after the Robbins/Sarandon split, it feels to me like there’s a hole at the top of the Celebrity Power Couple Pyramid. PopWatchers, who are your nominations to fill the void in our hearts? Here are some ideas to get you started:
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: I’m 90 percent sure that the warm healing glow of Bennifer 2.0 was a big factor in Affleck’s mid-decade career shift from washed-up man-meat to witty character actor and brilliant writer-director. Another plus: they don’t mind spoofing themselves in video form.
Beyoncé & Jay-Z: Like Mendes and Winslet, these two icons are equally successful in very different ways. He’s the rap god who became a music mogul. She’s the pop princess who became a multimedia Queen. They keep an admirably low public profile, unlike…
Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher: Twitter’s First Couple has redefined “approachability” by letting the public know exactly what they’re doing and thinking every minute of every day. They’re a postmodern Hollywood couple, which is probably what we deserve.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi: The future Daytime Queen and the Better Off Ted/Arrested Development star are easily the funniest couple in Hollywood. Their careers are admittedly a bit lopsided success-wise, but their adorability factor is off the charts.
Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens: They sing, they dance, they’re young and beautiful…there are just so many reasons to hate the High School Musical couple. But unlike other pop-tart starlets, they both seem focused on breaking out of the tween ghetto and having real careers. Mark this as a wait-and-see, but don’t be surprised if, fifty years from now, they’re the next Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy.
Who are you favorite Pop Culture Power Couples, PopWatchers? Don’t you hate that Kate Winslet’s appearance on Extras feels so bittersweet now?
EW Exclusive: Nick Cannon on his busy career, his goals for the future, and his life with wife Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon firmly believes in the power of positive thinking. Ask the 29-year-old how his various achievements came about—successful stand-up comic at 15 years old, staff writer for Nickelodeon’s All That and Kenan & Kel at 17, CEO of his own production company Ncredible, chairman of the TeenNick cable network, host of NBC’s hit America’s Got Talent and a daily radio show, and loving husband to Mariah Carey—and he’ll tell you that he willed them to happen by telling the universe what he wanted. “I truly believe in speaking things into existence,” says Cannon. “Not to get all Tony Robbins, but you speak it, and it can definitely happen to you.” Cannon sat down with EW for an exclusive interview on his growing career and his high-profile marriage to superstar Mariah Carey.
On his film career: “They started throwing every movie [at me] and I chose bad. I didn’t understand that you had to be strategic. I was like, ‘A couple million dollars?! I get to shoot a gun?! Let’s go!’”
On his marriage to Mariah: “There were people who were for it and there were more people who were against. You have to ask the question: Is your heart more important than your career? Absolutely. I was like, If I don’t do anything else ever again in the entertainment industry, I’m in love with this woman.” READ FULL STORY »
I’m not usually gaga for celebrity baby news but I’m officially excited that James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are expecting their first baby. CUTEST. PARENTS. EVER.
First of all, I think they are amazingly talented actors. And I met them once in person and they were 1,000 percent adorable together (even though, yes, it’s hard sometimes not to wish “Crackavoy” was single). I first watched them in Shameless, the British TV series in which they played Steve and Fiona, a charming car thief and the daughter of an alcoholic trying to raise her brothers and sisters. (See clips here.) Sounds like grim stuff but this show is hilarious, and their chemistry together was truly stunning. No wonder they got married after meeting on the show!
What on-screen pair has so much chemistry on screen that you knew they had to be a real couple? Brad and Ange in Mr. and Mrs. Smith?
Now that the rumors have been confirmed that Katy Perry and her comic boyfriend Russell Brand are engaged, two thoughts come to mind:
2. I never liked Russell Brand as MTV awards host, but what I did love was the hilarious ditty “Inside of You” that he sang in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Will the couple ever duet?
A purposely legitimate song with these two singing could be a tragic, cheesy mess. But a funny YouTube spoof song? As long as it’s not like this, I’ll take it.
While we wait, let’s reminisce about Brand’s musicality, shall we?
Does a duet between Perry and Brand seem inevitable? What song should they duet to for their first track?
Monday night on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Robert Downey Jr. stopped by to promote Sherlock Holmes, in theaters on Friday, and bantered with Dave about the possibility that Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective and his long-suffering sidekick Dr. Watson were more than just mates. The banter went as follows:
Letterman: “Now, from what I recall, there was always the suggestion that there was a different level of relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson.”
Downey: “You mean that they were homos…”
Letterman: [Laughs.] “Well…”
Downey: “That is what you’re saying?”
Letterman: “In a manner of speaking, yes…that they were closer than just out solving crimes. It’s sort of touched on in the film, but he has a fiancée, so we’re not certain. Is that right?”
Downey: “She could be a beard. Who knows?”
Paul Shaffer: “What are they, complete screamers? Is that what you’re saying?”
Downey: “Why don’t we observe the clip and let the audience decide if he just happens to be a very butch homosexual. Which there are many. And I’m proud to know certain of them.”
According to one published report, execs at Sherlock’s studio Warner Bros. were concerned that the star’s coy joking sets the wrong perception for the film, i.e. conditioning the audience to view Downey’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson as lovers. [UPDATE (Wednesday afternoon): Warner Bros. declined comment on Downey's remarks, but a source close to the film insists studio execs are not upset about the actor's Letterman appearance, which we've embedded after the jump.]
This isn’t first time Downey has made this crack, either. Earlier this year, the actor caused a stir in the British press with similar comments. Which is part of the reason my reaction to the “controversy” can be summed up in one word: Seriously?! With a little clever shtick, Downey has been able to create a small media stir around his film at a time when James Cameron’s Avatar is dominating the cultural conversation. Hey! Do you think that’s exactly why Downey decided to get all provocative in the first place—to push his latest very expensive franchise flick through the clutter of Avatar blah blah blah? Nah, that would be cynical! Maybe Downey was trying to accomplish something more interesting and noble. Like, what if by spinning Holmes as gay, he’s trying to get people to confront their own attitudes and biases about homosexuality, the look and form of movie heroes, and… and… oh, never mind. That sounds pretty far-feteched, too.
I know a number of people who’ve seen Downey’s Holmes in the trailers for the film and have noticed that his characterization has a bit of swish to it. READ FULL STORY »
John Krasinski is more or less the gold standard of cuteness here at PWHQ, particularly when he’s talking about how in lerrrrrve he is and how he proposed to his now-fiancee Emily Blunt, and how emotional he got filming the wedding episodes of The Office. Truly, this is very cute:
Except… Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel re-teamed to present at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, and their wonder twin powers of adorableness seriously activated: READ FULL STORY »
Everyone knows Jon Gosselin kind of a tool, but I’m having trouble scoffing at him for refusing an appearance on a Florida radio station’s morning show. They apparently offered him two Applebee’s gift cards, which is a lot less than his appearance fee of a whopping $10,000-$12,000. Ten grand! Pssst, you guys, goofballs in Ed Hardy shirts will show up places for a lot less money than that.
I guess I’m supposed to pooh-pooh Jon’s asking price, because he’s basically talentless and is a scourge on society, but eh. (I’m actually more surprised that the person booking guests for the show does so through a Yahoo email address.) It doesn’t make me happy necessarily or proud of American culture at the moment, but isn’t Jon Gosselin $10,000 worth of famous? He’s, you know, really, really famous. It’s probably not lasting fame — just ask any former Real Worlder, if you can remember any of their names — nor is it something the collective public ought to be proud of, this desire to elevate someone’s profile so we can more gleefully contribute to their demise. But it’s there.
Save your money, radio show, and instead of booking Jon twice, buy yourself a cupcake car. It’ll probably last longer, and it’s much more fun than a halfway divorced manchild father of eight who wears garish CZ earrings. You’re with me, right, PopWatchers? Cupcake cars for all?
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Remember Jason Mesnick, that wishy-washy Bachelor who broke two women’s hearts on national television…and in the process revived an entire franchise? Yeah, him! Mesnick proposed last night to Molly Malaney, the very woman he dumped and then begged to take him back. Apparently, she said yes. And it all went down in New Zealand, the very scene of the original crime shomance.
So here’s to the happy couple, and to the “fairytale ending” “every” “woman” “dreams of.” Or something. Pay no attention to your bullshizz meter lighting up at the fact that the engagement comes during a promotional jaunt sponsored by Tourism NZ. Right, PopWatchers? …Right?
Photo credit: Adam Larkey/ABC
Wrap yourself tight in your Martha Stewart bedding
‘Cause this here’s a poem ’bout Kardashian’s wedding
The mention of that name fills me with such nameless dreading
But I’m adding to their press now: Call it aiding and abetting
The bride it was not Kim, for the uninitiated
But a sister named Khloe who keeps the paparazzi sated
They’ve both gotten so famous they’ve been downright Jon + Kate-d
To Brody and Bruce Jenner, these girls they are related
Another sister Kourtney walked the aisle with baby bump READ FULL STORY »
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