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Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas "bump into each other" at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Jen Morrison at the Fifth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Cecconi's Restaurant on February 24, 2012.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo shoes
2. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton and Fred Leighton for Forevermark necklace
3. Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Couture, Louis Vuitton jewelry and clutch, and Brian Atwood shoes
4. Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Brian Atwood shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry
5. Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture and Fred Leighton jewelry
6. Natalie Portman in Vintage Christian Dior and Harry Winston jewelry
7. Jean Dujardin in Lanvin
8. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
9. Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
10. Esperanza Spalding
IA with Jessica, Rose, and Gwyneth, but LMAO @ Natalie Portman. Who were your best-dressed?
And the best supporting body part goes to: Angelina Jolie's right leg, or Jennifer Lopez's er, uh . . .
Sunday's 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center was full of eye-raising surprises -- and not just for Meryl Streep's third Oscar win or French hunk Jean Dujardin's triumph over George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
From two superstars' body-baring onstage moments to Sacha Baron Cohen's Method acting prank on Ryan Seacrest, Us looks back on the buzziest moments of the evening.
Sacha Baron Cohen humiliates Ryan Seacrest!
In costume and character as The General, the title, despotic character of his upcoming comedy The Dictator, the mischievous, envelope-pushing comic, 40, hit the red carpet with an urn he claimed the ashes of North Korea's Kim Jong-il. By the time the spoofy interview was over, Cohen had dumped Jong-il's supposed ashes all over Seacrest's tux.
Jennifer Lopez's near nip-slip.
In the most searched moment of the web Sunday night, the 42-year-old graced the stage with co-presenter Cameron Diaz in a very, very daring Zuhair Murad couture gown that seemed destined to cause a wardrobe malfunction. And despite intense web speculation that Lopez unwittingly exposed herself, her stylist insisted there was "no chance."
Angelina flashes her thigh -- and gets mocked!
An uncharacteristically flashy Angelina Jolie couldn't help but show off her right leg in a thigh-high slit dress by Atelier Versace. Presenting awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Screenplay, Jolie, 36, put her hand on her hip in a self-conscious pose. Accepting his Oscar, The Descendants' screenplay co-writer Jim Rash mocked Jolie's stance moments later.
Octavia Spencer's emotional win.
Winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the beloved costar of The Help, 41, burst into tears as the A-list audience gave her a standing ovation. "I'm freaking out!"
Emma Stone's towering (and funny!) achievement.
Co-presenting with (and standing tall above) Ben Stiller, the starlet, 23, dazzled in a Giambattista Valli dress and pulled off a hilarious, extended routine that might have failed with less game presenters. "This is my first time presenting," she said. "Wait, wait, let's stop rushing. We should have some banter. Where you act cocky and I shut you down and you say I look pretty and I say 'no chance funny boy'!"
ESPN Had Another Headline Issue Today, And This One Included The Word "Gook"
Here's how the headline to this story looked early Saturday morning on ESPN's Soccernet site. We actually got a tip about it from Andy W, but dismissed it because we'd never heard of Lee Dong-Gook and figured ESPN had Westernized the order of his name (in other words, that his given name was Lee and his surname was hyphenated).
That, alas, wasn't the case. "Gook" is actually just part of Lee's given name, and not an especially descriptive one, either. Nobody who knew what they were doing would use "Gook" to mean Lee Dong-Gook, and you'll note that the article has since been changed to use Lee's surname.
Soccernet has always sort of been a satellite operation of ESPN.com, but there'd be a tremendous irony here if the person filling in for Anthony Federico—fired last week over the "Chink in the Armor" controversy—wrote this headline, and was so novice as to not know Eastern name order conventions, and thereby for a time created a headline more inadvertently offensive than the one that led to them having those duties to begin with.
Journalism fail much?
Pictures of Kate at:
- the Independent Spirit Awards on Feb 25 (with Colin Farrell)
- shopping in the Pacific Palisades with husband Len Wiseman on Feb 26
- the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb 26 (with Amy Adams)
1 2 3
Presenting with Colin Recall (her co-star in Total Recall)
VEVO has just premiered the lyric video for “Girl Gone Wild,” the second single off of Madonna‘s upcoming twelfth studio album MDNA, due out on March 26.
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG LOVE IT
and the effortlessly fierce Daria Werbowy for Prada LG Phone Ad Campaign
coz we need it (even if I have an exam in five hours that I haven't studied for)
42 and I still would, idgaf
Source + vid from Prada @ YT
Posh & Becks
Kate Beckinsale & her hubby Len
Kate Hudson & Matt
Diane Kruger (gorgeous as always)
Paula Patton & Robin Thicke
Rosario Dawson (idk idk, that dress is kinda unflattering)
Kate Bosworth & her bf
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Jason Statham
Tom & Katie
Serena & Venus Williams
Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann
Chris Evans / Jonah Hill
Anderson Cooper / Seth Rogen&Lauren Miller
Amy Adams, Jennifer Westfeldt, Claire Danes und Paula Patton
Cameron & Kate
Gwyneth & Claire
Jason & Rosie
Tom & katie with Posh & Becks
Gwyneth & Jane
Martin Scorsese und Fran Leibowitz
Sofia Coppola & Tom Ford
Michelle & Glenn
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
will add even more pics when I find some
UPDATE 6:30 AM PST -- Now we know what allegedly happened. We're told Sean was standing near the entrance of the Governors Ball, taking pictures with friends when security guards realized she didn't have a ticket so they asked her to leave. We're told Sean left but came back shortly thereafter, and when security asked her to leave again, a guard may have placed his hand on her arm when Sean allegedly slapped him. She was then placed under citizen's arrest for battery.
UPDATE 6:10 AM PST -- We just got video of Sean leaving the LAPD Hollywood substation, where she blamed her arrest on the Academy's lawyer.
UPDATE 1:45 AM PST -- We just spotted Sean Young leaving the police station. She claims she was waiting with friends to enter the Governors Ball when an Oscar official suggested security make a citizen's arrest. She did not say why the official made that suggestion ... or mention any physical encounter with the security guard.
And the handcuffs go to ... Sean Young -- who was busted by police at the official Oscar after party for allegedly getting physical with a security guard ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... Young was attending the Governors Ball -- the annual schmancy Oscar party thrown by the Academy itself -- when she allegedly got into a dispute with a security guard and made contact.
We're told the "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" star was placed under citizen's arrest by security -- until LAPD arrived to take her into custody. Young was booked for misdemeanor battery.
In the hours before her arrest, Young was taking pictures with some of the biggest stars in the world ... including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock.
Charlotte Church today said she had been "sickened and disgusted" by the News of the World's behaviour as she and her parents accepted £600,000 in damages and costs for phone hacking.
The 26-year-old singer said "nothing was deemed off-limits" by the tabloid, which "bullied" her mother Maria into revealing details of her own self-harming and attempted suicide after finding out information by intercepting voicemails
She added that staff at the News of the World had been "prepared to go to any lengths" to cover up their wrongdoing, by destroying documents relating to the "industrial scale" of the hacking.
The singer said those responsible were "not truly sorry, only sorry they got caught".
Miss Church was speaking outside the High Court in London after a judge was told that she, together with her mother Maria and adoptive father James had settled their case, which had been due to go to trial today.
She said: "What I have discovered as the litigation has gone on has sickened and disgusted me.
"Nothing was deemed off limits by those who pursued me and my family, just to make money for a multinational news corporation.
"Of course, I was a teenager at the time and my parents were not in the public eye, they just happened to have a well-known daughter.
"Whatever I have had to go through, they have suffered as well. They have been harassed, put under surveillance, and my mother was bullied into revealing her own private medical condition for no other reason than they were my parents.
"Someone in a newspaper thought that was okay. How can that be, in any right-thinking society?"
She said "these people" had tried to turn the investigation into wrongdoing into an "interrogation" of her mother's medical condition, forcing her to relive the "enormous personal distress" she had been caused in 2005.
"It seems they have learned nothing, and I would have learned nothing more from an actual trial since it was clear that no one from News International was prepared to take the stand to explain their actions.
"In my opinion, they are not truly sorry, only sorry they got caught. "
She said her claim was not about the money and she would use her part of the settlement to protect herself and her children "from further invasions of our privacy".
The singer added that she would now be focusing her energies on assisting the criminal investigation and Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry "as well as others who are seeking to bring to justice those responsible for this appalling behaviour".
Lawyers for the family said she and her mother and father had been persistently “harassed” by the newspaper from 2002, when Church was just 16.
The full extent of the hacking would never be known, Mr Justice Vos was told, because “much of the data has been
destroyed” during an orchestrated cover-up by senior staff at the now-defunct tabloid.
Church’s solicitor Mike Brookes confirmed last week that Church and her parents had settled their claim against News Group Newspapers.
As the details of the settlement were formally announced at the High Court, Michael Silverleaf QC, for NGN, said the publisher accepted that the family “should never have had to endure what they have suffered”.
NGN agreed to pay the Churches £300,000 in damages and the same amount in costs, the highest payout to any of the 56 claimants who have settled their cases this year.
Max Clifford, the publicist, was given the highest payout when NGN agreed to pay him £1 million in an out of court settlement before the current batch of claims got underway.
Church sat next to Mr Brookes in court as he read out a statement detailing the years of harassment the family had suffered.
“The News of the World targeted Charlotte Church and her voicemail messages repeatedly and in doing so unlawfully obtained details of her family and friends, even her first teenage boyfriend,” he said.
“It began in 2002 when Miss Church was just 16 and continued for many years.
“We will never, of course, know the full extent of what they did because much of the data has been destroyed.
“Maria Church is vulnerable, with a complex medical history which the News of the World found out about.
“At her lowest moment the News of the World issued her with an ultimatum and coerced her into giving an interview about her self-harming and attempted suicide.
“The Churches would much prefer to have been left alone by the News of the World and never have had this happen to them.
"Charlotte was also regularly harassed and even placed under surveillance by the News of the World and those paid by them. They followed the every move of a teenage girl."
He said her parents' privacy had been "violated", adding: "The motivation for this intrusion into the lives of two essentially private and ordinary individuals was to make money."
Maria Church "felt she had no choice but to give the interview and was deeply traumatised by the publication of the story in the News of the World".
Mr Silverleaf said NGN accepted everything Mr
Mr Brookes praised "the courage and determination" of the family, saying their suffering was "the real story" that the newspaper never ran.
Children's book legend Jan Berenstain -- who co-created the Berenstain Bears -- died Friday at 88-years-old after suffering a stroke ... this according to her family.
Jan and her husband Stan Berenstain created the Bear family -- Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear -- back in 1962 ... when they published their first book, "The Big Honey Hunt."
Since then, they fired out more than 300 stories.
According to Jan's son, Jan suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died the following day.
Stan died back in 2005 at the age of 82.
They are survived by their sons and four grandchildren.
This was the real deal, folks.
Ryan Seacrest was not in on the joke when Sacha Baron Cohen (as "The General") dumped an urn of ashes all over the E! News host's Burberry tuxedo on the red carpet before Sunday's Academy Awards.
"I definitely did not know that he was going to do that!" Seacrest, 37, said Monday on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. "He comes over, and I asked him a couple of questions, but . . . You know that feeling in your gut."
In character as the despotic ruler of upcoming comedy The Dictator, Cohen, 40, told Seacrest he was carrying the ashes of late North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Il. "You feel like, 'This is going too normally.''" Seacrest recounted.
Seacrest knew trouble was coming when he "saw the urn coming up. It was getting closer to my chest, and then it tipped over, and it wasn't the wind. He spilt it on my tuxedo!"
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His saving grace? The advice of his mom Connie to "always make sure to bring two jackets, because you never know what’s going to happen!"
[He talks about his other upcoming films as well.]
There was a nationwide casting search for "Project X," but the movie is not your first acting job. How did you get the part of Thomas?
[The filmmakers] did do a nationwide search and that's how they found Jonathan [Daniel Brown], who plays J.B. in the movie. They had people tell an embarrassing story and do a dance or something. I had done a movie previously called "It's Kind of a Funny Story," so they told me that I couldn't audition because I had a previous credit. They were really strict about having unknowns for this found-footage film -- if they had Brad Pitt, it wouldn't work or feel authentic. I went back in seven times to audition. It was pretty brutal.
You, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper all play characters that are really tight. Did you guys do any bonding before filming?
Yeah! Before we started filming, they asked us what we wanted to do and set up play dates so we would get to know each other. We went to Disneyland and then took a road trip to Big Bear and spent a weekend up there in a cabin. It was really fun, and we got to know each other really well. After a couple of weeks we were just hanging out on our own anyway. We still hang out all the time, so they did a good job casting us.
In the movie, you guys are not the most popular kids in school before you throw this party. In real life, describe yourself in high school.
I was a little bit like my character in the movie. I had friends, for sure, but I wasn't ever seeking out parties or anything. I was pretty reserved and never really drank or anything. I went to parties occasionally, but I wasn't a party monster and was a pretty good kid.
In the movie, your character's family home in Pasadena is destroyed because of your epic birthday party. Did you guys shoot this movie at a real house?
We shot for five weeks from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night, so it's hard to find a neighborhood that would let you do that. We were on the Warner Bros. lot, and they have a little neighborhood set and we kind of shot on that and destroyed it.
Did the shoot have the energy of a real party that was being filmed, or was it a lot of starting and stopping?
Part of why it feels so authentic is that when you see people having fun in the movie, it's because we were having an amazing time. It was a party atmosphere for sure. We had DJ Jesse Marco on set, who is really big in the New York underground scene. He was always playing even when we weren't shooting, just to keep the energy up. That was one of the most helpful things about this movie -- it has energy and is so fast paced. Between takes, extras would keep dancing and it was really fun. A lot of times we would do 20-minute takes of people dancing and we weren't even aware of where the cameras were. They kept bringing the same extras back night after night, so it was a five-week party and a lot of friendships were made.
"Project X" could go down as your generation's "Animal House." Before this movie, what is the most outrageous party you've ever been to in real life?
Parties that I remember going to when I was younger had 30 people in a house playing beer pong and smoking some weed. Nobody has ever been to a party of the magnitude of the one in "Project X," so it is like what happens if all the stars align for a perfect party.
Your favorite hobby is skateboarding. What's the craziest trick you've ever tried to pull off on your board?
I don't get to do it much anymore. I love skating stairs, and the biggest one I ever landed was nine stairs. That was an accomplishment for me. During the film, I borrowed the guy's skateboard who skated off the roof and messed around with it, but they didn't shoot me or anything.
What do you and the Thomas in "Project X" have in common, and how are you different?
We all sort of play a version of ourselves in the movie. I grew up in the suburbs, my parents are still together and I have a dog, so we have a similar background in that way and it mirrors my life. The Thomas in the movie is a younger, shyer version of myself now. Being in this industry, you constantly have to meet people and have a tougher skin. The Thomas in the movie is an innocent, naïve guy, which is why the movie works. If they cast a bunch of cool guys, there is nothing gratifying about that because "Project X" is an underdog story.
You're turning 21 this year. How do you plan to celebrate?
I think maybe Vegas. I've never been there before and, now that I won't be hassled for being too young, it will be fun. Everyone always says that we should go to Vegas, but I don't want to be that guy who can't get into a club and all his friends are in there. I'd like to experience at least once. Maybe I'll hate it. Who knows?
If you were of age, what would be your drink or choice?
Hypothetically speaking, it would be appletinis. .[laughs] No, I'm kidding. It would be beer -- a good Corona.
Tell us about your upcoming movie "Fun Size" and your character.
"Fun Size" is directed by Josh Schwartz, the mastermind behind "The O.C." and "Gossip Girl." He's really good at the John Hughes coming-of-age-type stories. No one has really monopolized that genre the way Hughes did, so it's really cool to be a part of his directorial debut. Victoria Justice stars as this girl who loses her little brother on Halloween and the movie takes place over one night -- a mad dash to find this boy before her mom finds out. I play her nerdy friend who has a huge crush on her and, as the night progresses, I hopefully win her over. "Fun Size" comes out in October.
You play Ben in next year's "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter." Do you think the movie is going for scares or laughs?
Hopefully a little bit of both! It's got a Tarantino-esque vibe where it is fun and fast-paced, but it's really dark as well. The witch costumes are really amazing. The movie takes place 15 years after the original fairy tale, so Hansel and Gretel are grown up. They come to this town with a big witch problem and the town needs someone to take care of it. I play their fanboy, so I'm ecstatic that they're coming to do this and make it my mission to become their sidekick. I've never really worked with well-established actors like Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton before, so it's a different dynamic but a good challenge for me.
"Traveller's Chant" is the fourth single from Rizzle Kicks' UHMAHZING album Stereo Typical and is being released soonish idk
oop why don't i have an icon yet
Mary J. Blige was given the chance to sing the US national anthem at this year's NBA All-Star Game. However, the situation only appeared good on paper because the diva was horribly out of her league with the tune.
Basically squealing her way through ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, Blige dropped the ball in every way possible. Furthermore, to add insult to injury, when she tried to salvage the situation at the end, the announcer spoke loudly over her final painful note.
Bill Nye the Science Guy is dragging his ex-girlfriend back to court -- claiming she forced him to rack up $57,000 in attorney's fees by acting like a crazy stalker ... and is now refusing to pay the bill.
According to the docs, it all started back in 2006 after the couple broke up -- Bill claims his ex Blair Tindall stole several expensive items from his house, including his laptop, which she then used to send defamatory emails impersonating him. Bill claims she also poured herbicide on his rose bushes.
TMZ broke the story back in 2007 ... Bill sought out a protective order as a result -- and obtained a 6-year injunction against her a few months later, requiring her to stay 100 yards away from him.
According to the new docs, Tindall violated that order in 2009 -- so he went back to court to enforce it ... and racked up a $57,000 legal bill in the process. The court then ordered Blair to cover the damage.
Bill claims she hasn't forked over a penny since -- so now, he's dragging her back to court to get his money.
Blair tells TMZ ... "Bill Nye was the love of my life. I'm surprised he has taken this action against me. I have no funds to pay him, and he is a very wealthy man, so I'm not sure where this is coming from."
lmao @ that awful picture
What makes an Oscar acceptance speech a good one? Some would say that short and to the point are the best speeches during an awards ceremony, and while we would usually agree, there are a few examples where the actor, actress, or even the speech itself is so moving as to inspire us. Take a look at our picks (no easy task, mind you!) for the top ten Oscar speeches ever, and see if you aren’t inspired too.
10. Michael Moore, “Bowling For Columbine,” Best Documentary Feature (2003)
Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure about Michael Moore, he gets your attention. Taking the stage with the rest of the nominees, Moore uses the opportunity to go off on the political system and what he feels is an unjust war. Would you expect anything less from Moore?
9. Jodie Foster, Best Actress, “Silence of The Lambs” (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYikmz2AI24 won't embed
Foster comes across stiff as a board while thanking everyone in the universe for her award, but finally loosens up at the end.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow, Best Actress, “Shakespeare in Love” (1999)
She seems surprised, but she definitely had her long speech prepared in advance, don’t you think?
7. Angelina Jolie, Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted” (2000)
Remember Angelina Jolie before she was absorbed into the entity we now know as Brangelina? No, we had forgotten, too. She’s kind of Goth in this clip, and she’s totally in love … with her brother. How could we leave that off the list?
6. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly” (2008)
This is one time when the underdogs finally won one. Who doesn’t like rooting for the underdogs? Of course, Jon Stewart underscores the couple’s humbleness by calling Glen “arrogant” and subsequently inviting Marketa back on stage after she got cut off from making an acceptance speech. Her message? Dare to dream and have hope.
5. Sally Field, Best Actress, “Places In The Heart” (1980)
When Sally Field uttered the unforgettable words, “you like me, right now, you like me,” it was a quote from the film she was nominated for. Unfortunately, most people seemed to have missed that point and thought it was seriously funny. Way to go, Sally! We’ll never forget this Oscar moment.
4. Cuba Gooding, Jr., Best Supporting Actor, “Jerry McGuire” (1996)
Talk about excited! It’s hard to imagine what winning an Oscar means to an actor (unless you are one). Cuba Gooding, Jr. definitely shares his excitement with the audience in this clip. It’s almost as if he was channeling his character from the movie.
3. Jack Palance, Best Supporting Actor “City Slickers” (1992)
Let’s face it … Jack Palance was bad ass. They just don’t make actors like this anymore. Forget thanking anyone for his award. Palance went off the cuff and gave one of the best performances of his career.
2. Tom Hanks, Best Leading Actor, “Philadelphia” (1994)
This speech is about as American as baseball and apple pie. It seriously doesn’t get much better than this. Hanks’ role in this film, as well as his acceptance speech, pushed gay rights and the AIDS issue into the mainstream more than probably any other film of the decade. Kudos to Tom Hanks for taking on the challenge and making it a film to remember.
1. Marlon Brando, Best Actor, “The Godfather” (1973)
Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to share a speech with the Academy as he became one of only three people to refuse an Oscar. His protest, against the stereotyped portrayal of Native Americans in film and television, wasn’t just in his snub of the Oscars, but also in his activism at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, at the time. It takes balls of steel to do something like this, and it takes an actor of Brando’s caliber to make it newsworthy. He’ll never be forgotten for his achievements in film, nor his stand for the Native Americans.
If your favorite acceptance speech isn't on the list, feel free to post it in the comments!
For Sunday, February 26, 2012:
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