These Oscars were unusually lacking in memorable reaction shots — perhaps Amy Adams’ quick iPhone-check sums up the whole show?
Below, my quick play-by-play of the Oscars’ (arguably) least significant details: READ FULL STORY
Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep both snagged Oscar nominations for their roles in the dramedy August: Osage County, but if you haven’t seen it yet and want to be up to date, just watch our QuickDraw of the film. Watch the clip below to see a light family dinner transform into some Jerry Springer Show-type drama: READ FULL STORY
Once again, it’s time for Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue, an annual star-studded, black-tie affair (well, other than last year). For the issue’s 20th anniversary, photographer Annie Leibovitz brought together actors of all ages, from Oscar veterans to up-and-comers.
Gracing the newsstand cover is Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, and George Clooney, all clad in their best black blazers. Sadly, Roberts is the only one showing a little skin. However, if you open up the three-panel foldout, you’ll find more blazers, and even more (female) skin: Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie, and Léa Seydoux all made the cut.
Overall, I’m really enjoying the range of this cover. 12 Years a Slave? Check. Short Term 12? Also check. Plus, I can’t help but love the retro Hollywood feel. Combine all that with the fact that Julia Roberts is on Idris Elba’s lap and I’m in. Not to mention that I’m dying for any and every photo of Roberts and Clooney being behind-the-scenes besties.
Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue hits stands Friday. What do you think of the cover?
For this year’s Oscars, it will be an ode to the honorable.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Tuesday that this year’s Academy Awards will have a movie hero theme. Meron made the announcement through an Instagram video saying the night would be a celebration of all heroes: popular heroes, real-life heroes, animated heroes, and superheroes.
Does that mean we can expect host Ellen DeGeneres in a Wonder Woman suit? Probably not. However, many of the stars in contention for Oscars this year have already played heroic parts. Here is a look at some of the best (cape not required):
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Here’s a behind-the-scenes tidbit that should warm the very cockles of your heart: Apparently, David Letterman has sent Julia Roberts flowers on her birthday every single year for the last 15 years. Well, with one exception — the star’s 46th birthday, which she celebrated Oct. 28. Oops!
The mistake may have been calculated, though — because here’s what happened when Letterman welcomed Roberts to his show Thursday night:
This is way better than a sexy kitty. Emma Roberts went as Pretty Woman‘s pre-makeover Vivian (her aunt Julia Roberts) to a Halloween party on Friday night. Is it the best pop-culture-themed Halloween costume you’ve seen so far this year?
A few favorites we’ve spotted: READ FULL STORY
They wanted to move us. And oh, did they know how.
The highlight of the Stand Up to Cancer telethon helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow and a cast of A-list celebrities Friday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was Taylor Swift’s ode to a cancer victim, a 3-year-old boy named Ronan.
If you’re not getting emotional yet, Swift did it for you. The 22-year-old country singer struggled to hold back tears as she sang the touching ballad she wrote after reading a mom’s blog about losing her little boy to neuroblastoma last year. The song begins, “I remember your bare feet down the hallway, I remember your little laugh…”
The audience of Hollywood elite, cancer survivors, and fans choked up as they listened to this and other testimonies aimed at inspiring donors to give funds to the Stand Up to Cancer organization.
Kristen Stewart is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, according to a Forbes magazine study of the industry in the last year. The 22-year-old star of the Twilight films bolstered her bank account with her role in last month’s action film Snow White and the Huntsman. All together, Stewart earned $34.5 million, half a million more than Cameron Diaz, who cleaned up when Bad Teacher performed well at the box office. Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie rounded out the $20 million club, and Stewart’s Snow White costar Charlize Theron ranked fifth with $18 million.
Mirror Mirror – the Julia Roberts-Lily Collins-Armie Hammer Snow White story that is nowhere as charming as Ella Enchanted even if it, too, ends with a production number — opened to an estimated $19 million at the box office over the weekend. The movie earned a B+ CinemaScore grade from audiences, which, having seen the film myself, I can only attribute to the audience being largely made up of kids under 12 (37 percent), who’d enjoy anything, and their parents (23 percent), who finally perked up at the end when SPOILER ALERT! Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean made a cameo as Snow White’s father. It turns out the King (Bean) hadn’t died years earlier. He’d been turned into a beast by Julia Roberts’ evil Queen. At the end of the movie, while the beast is attacking Snow White on the Queen’s command, Snow White cuts off the magic necklace around its neck and it changes back into its human form. (Sean Bean lives! Yay! But he has to hang around for that musical number over the credits? Boo!)
If you saw Mirror, Mirror, what was the best part of it for you? Vote in our poll below. And if you agree that a B+ grade is a little high (EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the film a C+), what was your issue with the film? For me, it wasn’t that the movie was awesomely bad, which would have been fun in its own way. It was just consistently flat. READ FULL STORY