January 19, 2014 |
Backstage at the Shrine Exposition Center was hopping Saturday night as the winners of the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards -- in very high spirits -- filtered through to chat with reporters. A sampling: -- "Would you guys like a rear view or a frontal?” That was Jared Leto being only mildly provocative. He wasn't actually offering to strip down but rather referring to his new statue -- which depicts, of course, a buff, nude man. SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Quotes | Highlights | Photo booth | Best & worst It's been a pretty great week for Leto, who, in addition to his SAG Award, scored a Golden Globe last Sunday and an Oscar nomination Thursday for his turn as a transgender AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Despite the accolades, the actor is still spending most of his time playing music with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
January 18, 2014 |
She hardly makes a red carpet misstep, so it's no surprise that Jennifer Garner had picture-perfect hair at Saturday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her longtime stylist Adir Abergel decided to go with an airy, romantic updo that had movement and swept off the face in order to elongate her neck. He started the hairstyle by spraying Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray all over Garner's head to create a rougher texture to the hair and to help keep the actress' bangs back off her face.
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January 16, 2014 |
The success of the Oscars telecast depends on a lot of factors: Was the host funny? Did the musical numbers go on forever? But the single biggest reason for the success or failure of the show is whether the nominated movies were popular with fans and whether a lot of stars were nominated. So with that in mind, how do this year's nominees stack up in terms of drawing power? Oscars 2014: Complete list of nominees On the plus side, three of the movies that got multiple nominations were -- or are -- huge box office hits: "Gravity," "American Hustle" and "Captain Phillips.
January 15, 2014 |
The Screen Actors Guild has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for the 20th annual SAG Awards, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon. Also on the list are Ben Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Many presenters are also nominees, including four out of the five contenders for lead actor (Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave," Hanks for "Captain Phillips," McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Whitaker for "Lee Daniels' The Butler")
January 15, 2014 |
When Jennifer Nettles rhymes “a little kiss of freedom” with “a little room for breathin'” in her song “Me Without You,” context tells us she's singing about the relief that accompanies the end of a troubled romantic relationship. On her first solo album, though, the frontwoman of Sugarland might also be describing her escape from a country-music establishment that didn't always appreciate her quirks. In 2010, for instance, at least a few radio stations took it on themselves to create an unauthorized edit of Sugarland's song “ Stuck Like Glue ” that did away with a verse in which Nettles raps in a faux-Jamaican patois.
January 13, 2014 |
The Dior Haute Couture off-white silk evening dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence to Sunday night's 71st annual Golden Globes appears to have spawned the first full-blown meme of the awards season -- "Lawrencing. " Social media had been buzzing about Lawrence's strapless white gown with two thin, horizontal bands of black since the moment she first arrived on the red carpet; the U.K. Daily Mail drawing early (if not first) blood by tweeting that the gown resembled a "glam coffee filter.
January 13, 2014 |
Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes - including best musical or comedy - while the slavery tale "12 Years a Slave" avoided a total shutout by taking the evening's very last award, for top drama. While the awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Sunday at the Beverly Hilton did not radically reshape the race for the Academy Awards, whose nominations are announced Thursday, they did solidify the gathering momentum for "American Hustle" and the AIDS story "Dallas Buyers Club," which was the only other film to win more than one award, collecting honors for actor in a drama for Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor for Jared Leto.
January 12, 2014 |
With her second Golden Globe win in as many years, "American Hustle" star Jennifer Lawrence has continued her rapid evolution from fresh-faced ingenue to polished Hollywood powerhouse. It was only in 2010 that Lawrence first appeared on critics', audiences' and awards voters' radar for her lead role in "Winter's Bone," which earned the now-23-year-old actress her first Globe and Oscar nominations. Since then she has pulled off a unique balancing act in her career by shouldering a blockbuster franchise in "The Hunger Games" while racking up awards for her dramatic collaborations with "Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell.
January 2, 2014 |
Minna Bernays may not be a household name, but her brother-in-law -- Sigmund Freud -- is. Bernays, who was rumored to have had an affair with the psychoanalyst at the end of the 19th century, is the main character of Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman's 2013 historical novel “Freud's Mistress.” Novelists can't seem to leave Freud and his entourage alone. D.M. Thomas had him on the brain in “The White Hotel” and “Lying Together”; Freud also inspired Thomas' “Eating Pavlova” and Goce Smilevski's “Freud's Sister”; and his wife, Martha, takes center stage in Nicolle Rosen's “Mrs.
December 27, 2013 |
The Jennifer Lawrence-Joan Rivers feud is heating up, with the "Fashion Police" host taking the latest jab at the Oscar-winning actress. The outspoken "Hunger Games" star's crusade against unhealthy body image has frequently made headlines and, in November, the slightly curvy Lawrence spoke out against Rivers' E! snark fest "Fashion Police" for perpetuating a warped ideal of body image. "The world has a certain idea -- we see this airbrushed perfect model image," the 23-year-old said during a Yahoo chat event.