Jennifer Aniston plays cohost on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With assistance from Ellen, Jen welcomed special guests — including one Aniston relative! — to the set and also got a mini Friends reunion together. See how Jen fared for her first time in the hosting chair!
Actress Julia Garner is at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time, promoting her movie We Are What We Are. During a conversation between screenings and parties, Julia spoke to us about her start in the business, her inspirations, and what it was like getting her first role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. On Allie: Zara
Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, has joined the family business! After five years in professional hockey, Wyatt's taken up acting full time and appears in We Are What We Are. Wyatt chatted with us at the Cannes Film Festival this week about falling into acting and talking shop with his parents and sister Kate Hudson and confirmed that the ladies in their family do, indeed, as Kate put it, "throw down!" On Allie: Zara.
The Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen gathered stars in France for the Cannes Film Festival in the town of Antibes last night for its For the Love of Cinema party. The location was the luxurious seaside Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, which made for a picturesque night. Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts, and Karolína Kurková were among the famous women who hit the red carpet wearing timepieces from the brand, as did actor Christoph Waltz and race car driver Lewis Hamilton. The group was treated to a performance by Jamiroquai's Jay Kay and dinner inside the hotel's restaurant.
Wearing a long-sleeved leather Balmain dress, Karolína discussed her bold choice and said, "It's not short!" She also revealed that her travels to Cannes were partially for work and partially for a family vacation with her husband, Archie Drury, and their son, Tobin. Naomi, meanwhile, wore a chic floral gown from Dolce & Gabbana. She told us on the red carpet that when in the South of France, she dresses the part. Though her day-to-day choices aren't fancy, she ups the fashion ante even more than usual for premieres and events at the festival's iconic Palais.
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth linked up with their Catching Fire costar Sam Claflin this morning for a photocall at the extremely rainy Cannes Film Festival! The trio were able to escape the elements by posing inside the Majestic hotel. Jennifer, Sam, and Liam are in France to hype up the second installment of The Hunger Games series, which is out in the US on Nov. 22. Also smiling for the cameras were Lionsgate cochairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger and director Francis Lawrence.
The cast and team behind the film are busy despite the release being six months away. It was just announced that CoverGirl will launch the Capitol Collection, a range of makeup products inspired by the film. And Liam made sure to enjoy the social side of Cannes, too. Last night, he and a group of guy friends checked out the Rev Run and DJ Ruckus set at Belvedere's party inside the VIP Room club.
We sat down with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus ahead of their performance at the Belvedere bash during the Cannes Film Festival tonight. The deejaying duo shared that they have some surprises in store for their big night, which Rev explained is "not just a regular show." It's the beginning of an exciting Summer for the duo, who have plans to perform at the Mixtape Festival in Pennsylvania, Switzerland, and more.
Did you ever think you could re-create a meal by a three-starred Michelin chef at home? Many of France native Anne-Sophie Pic's recipes are not for the home chef — unless one has some molecular gastronomy essentials handy — but her sea bass is comparatively straightforward, though admittedly not a fast and easy weeknight affair. Anne-Sophie left her usual station at her three-starred restaurant Maison Pic in the French town of Valence to take the helm at Electrolux's Chef's Kitchen at the Cannes Film Festival.
A table full of journalists was able to break from the cinema excitement at Cannes to sample Sophie's creations, which were also served at Wednesday night's opening gala. The party welcomed 650 guests for dinner, including members of this year's jury, like Nicole Kidman and head juror Steven Spielberg. With instructions on how to re-create the complex entrée, now Nicole and Steven (and you) can take a bit of elegant French fare home to the US.
Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola discussed their new film, The Bling Ring, today during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. The conference came after a morning photocall and before their big premiere scheduled to take place this evening at the Palais des Festival. The Bling Ring, which is out in the US on June 14, is based on the true story of a group of fame-obsessed teens who tracked the outings of celebrities — including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Megan Fox — via social media and then robbed their homes. Emma heads a cast that includes Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien.
Today, the actors, along with Sofia, touched on the real story and the factors that made it possible for the burglars to locate and steal from the stars. Emma also reflected on what it's like being a woman in the film industry, and Sofia hinted that tonight's red carpet event will include a cameo from Paris herself. Here are highlights from the conference:
Sofia in Paris Hilton's rumored appearance: "Paris Hilton and them haven't seen it, but I heard they might be coming tonight."
Sofia on the robbers whose stories inspired the film: "We made a movie. I'm not too concerned about their reactions."
Emma on what it's like for women in the film industry: "I am young, and . . . from why I see, young women are at the helm of franchises I see coming out. We are forging a new way in comedy. From what I can see, it's a great time to be a woman in this industry."
Emma on the prevalence of social media: "I think it's amazing how self-aware people are becoming. . . . I think it's a shame . . . "
Sofia on walking a fine line in being inspired by their story: "I definitely didn't want to add to their celebrity because of what they did."
On whether or not the based-on-a-true-story film makes them depressed about the 20-something generation — Emma: "It was an extraordinary set of circumstances."
Sofia: "Knowing my actors gives me hope."
Graduation season is upon us! With Summer comes the end of the school year for colleges and high schools around the country, and to celebrate, we're looking back at many of our favorite celebrities during their old-school days. Tom Cruise's picture proves he was just as much of a heartthrob back in high school, while plenty of leading ladies got their starts before an audience as cheerleaders, including Cameron Diaz. Britney Spears was out on the hardwood herself playing with her basketball team, and Tom Cruise showed an early interest in action on the wrestling team. Plus, Blake Lively liked to joke around well before she nabbed a big-screen part.
Click through to see the stars back in the day — and congrats to all the grads out there!
Ian Somerhalder was in New Orleans yesterday, getting a drink at a gas station before taking a walk with family. It seems Ian went home to Louisiana once shooting for The Vampire Diaries wrapped for the season. It was good timing, since Ian's also recovering from his split from longtime girlfriend Nina Dobrev. Nina, 24, and Ian, 34, had been together for about three years, and apparently grew apart despite logging long hours on the set of their show together. Neither Ian nor Nina have commented on the breakup, but he did post a mysterious tweet just after news of their parting ways broke. He referenced playwright Lillian Hellman's quote, "People change and forget to tell each other." Another chapter is coming to a close for Ian, with the Vampire Diaries' season finale airing Thursday.
Brad Pitt has made a statement of his own following his fiancée Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy. Angelina's article about the procedure was published in today's New York Times, and Brad released a few moving words of his own to UK newspaper The Evening Standard. Brad said:
"Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
Angelina, whose decision was prompted by the results of a genetic test and her mother's death from ovarian cancer at age 56, underwent the double mastectomy over the course of this year in LA. Angelina wrote of Brad's unwavering support in the Times, commenting, "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. . . . Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, and more starlets hit the Chateau Marmont in LA last night for a special dinner party held in honor of designer Prabal Gurung. Along with Vogue magazine and MAC Cosmetics, Prabal invited a group of famous friends to celebrate his designs. Diane Kruger bared her stomach alongside boyfriend Joshua Jackson, while Ginnifer Goodwin had her boyfriend, Josh Dallas, and their Once Upon a Time costar Jennifer Morrison for company. Prabal circulated around the event with the "wonderful as ever" Hailee Steinfeld and Star Trek Into Darkness costars Alice Eve and Zachary Quinto. Allure cover girl Zoe Saldana made a stylist appearance alongside Amber Valletta and Jaime King. Rachel Zoe, meanwhile, brought husband Rodger Berman and later tweeted that they had "such a special evening!"
Emma Watson looked like a movie star from head to toe today when she arrived in Nice. The Nice Airport, just about one hour from Cannes, was Emma's entry into France ahead of her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Emma will be on hand to present her film The Bling Ring along with director Sofia Coppola. They're screening the movie, based on the true story about a group of young people who robbed Hollywood celebrities, ahead of its opening in the US on June 14 — check out the Bling Ring trailer. Emma's one of many stars expected on the Croisette for the festival, which officially kicks off tomorrow. Before then, look back at our roundup of the most glam Cannes photos ever!
Who is this new Gwyneth Paltrow? Long considered one of Hollywood's most private stars, we have learned so much about her in recent weeks and, in some cases, more than one perhaps wanted to know. She's had no shortage of opportunities to divulge previously unknown facts about her life, as she traveled the world doing interviews to promote her book It's All Good, movie Iron Man 3, and business Goop.
From her grooming habits to her thoughts on Kanye West, we have rounded up Gwyneth's most recent quotable moments! And may the bean-spilling continue.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux reunited in NYC over the weekend, and we have the inside scoop on what they were up to! Plus, we have a look at the latest episode of her new web series. Also, we're rounding up more of the day's headlines including Barbara Walters's retirement and the new Arrested Development trailer! On Allie: Monika Chiang blouse.
The bride wore black! 90210 actress Shenae Grimes married her fiancé, Josh Beech, a British model, in Vera Wang gown today outside of London. He alerted his Twitter followers about the news, writing, "Huge day!" And she confirmed that today was indeed special by posting a photo of themselves in their wedding finest a bit later with the comment, "I now pronounce us Mr. and Mrs. Beech!" Shenae wore a black Vera Wang gown for the backyard ceremony at an English Tudor home. Shenae and Josh got engaged in December. Congrats to the newlyweds!
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto made a hot trio at last night's Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in NYC. Entertainment editor Maggie Pehanick fills us in on what the three told her about their May 17 film, and we also round up the day's top headlines about Keira Knightley's honeymoon and Amy Poehler's new love.
Wedding season is in full swing, and in addition to the latest wedding tips and trends, we've rounded up images from over 100 of the most gorgeous celebrity nuptials from the past. There are country bashes, city blowouts, and many more ceremonies to check out, including Kelly Ripa's 1996 Las Vegas "I dos" and Michael Jordan's lavish affair last weekend.
Click through to see the famous brides and grooms on their big day!
Anne Hathaway took her bright blond hair out on the town again last night when she and her husband, Adam Shulman, attended An Evening Celebrating Lincoln Center in NYC. The bash, appropriately held at Lincoln Center, honored Reynold Levy, who has been the president of the Manhattan arts space since 2002. At the party, Anne posed for pictures with both Reynold and her friend Audra McDonald, as well as better half Adam.
It has been a very social week for Anne, who debuted her new hair hue on Monday night at the Met Gala. The good times continued for Adam and Anne on Wednesday at the Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner.
Prince Harry met with disabled vets at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he joked around in the gym, this afternoon in Bethesda, MD. It was his second public event of the day. This morning, Prince Harry paid his respects to fallen US soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Dressed in his ceremonial Blues and Royals of the British armed services, Harry reflected on the deaths of soldiers in the Afghanistan war and dropped off a wreath at the tomb of an unknown soldier. The Afghanistan conflict is of particular meaning to Harry, as he's done two tours of duty there as a helicopter pilot. He left a message to the fallen at the cemetery, writing on a wreath, "To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom." Later today, he will travel to Colorado for the Warrior Games, a competition for wounded or ill soldiers.
Harry's American tour will also see him visit Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to focus on charity. Yesterday, Harry kicked off his latest stint in America with a handful of political engagements. He started the day touring a land mine exhibit, hosted by the HALO Trust associated with his mother, Princess Diana, alongside Senator John McCain, then surprised military families at a White House reception hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Harry wrapped up his night with a dinner at the British ambassador's home.