Everyone loves the Oscars red carpet. It’s probably the most highly anticipated red carpet in the world and no other red carpet can compare! But it’s not the only velvet carpet A-list celebrities will be walking down on that night. While most of us viewers head to bed once The Oscars ceremony ends – because let’s face it the ceremony always ends late – celebrities are making hurried wardrobe changes and hitting the after-party scene in new outfits. After-party red carpets are a chance for the winners to show off their new prizes and a chance for the losers to still win best dressed of the night. So let’s see who had the best wardrobe change as these celebs face off against themselves!
Jennifer Lawrence, the Best Actress winner for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, infamously tripped on her way to accept her award in the pale pink Dior Haute Couture gown but switched it up for a more slinky and silver Calvin Klein dress for the Vanity Fair after-party. This time she got to match her metallic gown with the night’s most coveted accessory, the Oscar statuette.
Anne Hathaway The Best Supporting Actress winner turned heads on the red carpet in this pale pink Prada gown, but perhaps for the wrong reasons as the darts in the dress emphasized her nipples. Plus, this was a last minute dress choice which resulted in a public apology from the actress to Valentino, who was to be her original choice of designer. She had a chance to redeem herself in a different column dress for the Vanity Fair after-party, this time a blue number from Saint Laurent.
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When Anne Hathaway won her Golden Globe for her role of Fantine in Les Miserables, she said “anyone can bounce back.” She explains how she went from being a Disney princess to where she is now, and reminded us of that time when Sally Field played a flying nun. After we finished bowing down to the royalty that is Anne Hathaway, ANDPOP started to look at some of this years Oscar nominee’s and the embarrassing movies they did way back when. Like Hathaway said, you can bounce back from anything, and in some actors cases we see how true that statement really is.
I just hope Les Miserables just wins all of the awards, because in my opinion, it was the movie of the year. The actors nominated this year are a great bunch. From Anne Hathaway to Sally Field and from Hugh Jackman to Daniel Day Lewis, it is most definitely a talented bunch. Personally, I can’t wait. I can’t even guess who will win because this year was a great year for films and actor performances. However, why wasn’t Leonardo DiCaprio nominated for Django? The man is a genius actor who has done genius films, the Academy clearly has something against the poor guy. Thats okay Leo. You can cry on my shoulder.
ANDPOP Is very excited to watch the Oscars. After all, Barbara Streisand and the cast of Les Miserables are both performing. We have the date saved on our calendar, do you?
See the nominees worthy and non oscar-worthy performances below
1) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has been a Disney princess in The Princess Diaries, drug addict in Rachel Getting Married and of course, Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Most recently, she was Fantine in Les Miserables. With every movie she does, she outdoes her last performance. She already won the Globe, and I have my fingers crossed for her to win the Oscar. If she loses, I can’t be held accountable for my actions. Anna Hathaway has proven you can bounce back from anything. She went from Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia with frizzy and curly hair, to Fantine, a character that she had to cut her hair and diet intensely for. Anne Hathaway is truly royalty.
P.S. Being a disney princess is NOT something to necessarily “bounce back from,” when you’re starring beside Julie Andrews. I would take that gig ANYDAY.
Hathaway in The Princess Diaries
Hathaway in Les Miserables
2) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence got her break in X-Men: First Class and worldwide attention for her role as Katniss. Lawrence has only had great roles, right? Wrong. While Jennifer Lawrence might be nominated for her spectacular performance in Silver Linings Playbook (and she was previously nominated for Winter’s Bone), she hasn’t always been in movies that got such critical acclaim. Lawrence was in a horror film called House At The End Of The Street. We still love her. It’s not like she was in Jennifer’s Body.
Lawrence in House At The End Of The Street
Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
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Poor Matt Damon is always the butt of the joke when it comes to Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. Constantly featured in Jimmy’s catchphrase: “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time!”, Damon FINALLY got his revenge on the talk show host by kidnapping him, taking over the show and inviting a string of A-list celebrities along for the hilarious ride.
You better sit back and prepare yourself to watch a play-by-play of what took place that fateful night. If you missed the show that aired this past Thursday, I can promise that the set of videos that are about to come will cause an emotional whirlwind.
Here’s what went down:
1) Matt Damon kidnapped Jimmy and held him hostage:
Yikes!! Matt Damon is pretty scary when he’s angry. So much so, that it’s kind of borderline psychopathic like The Joker from the Batman series. This is what Jimmy gets for neglecting Matt all these years and calling him “overrated.” Because let’s get real here. It’s F*CKIN MATT DAMON we’re talkin’ about!
I considered starting this post with a series of exclamation points but then came to my senses, not only because it would be grammatically incorrect but also because I don’t want to set my expectations too high for the new movie “On the Road.”
I’ve been waiting for this trailer for so long. The movie, based on Jack Kerouac’s bestselling book of the same name, follows Dean and Sal, members of the Beat Generation. They follow the U.S. roads on their fast-paced search for “It.”
The movie has a star studded cast: Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams and Steve Buscemi. Plus, the trailer includes the best line in the book: “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
The movie still doesn’t have a release date. All we know for now is that it’s “Coming Soon.” What a tease! Will you see it?
The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
E! Online confirmed today, that Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced that 36-year-old Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman remake, directed by Sucker Punch director, Zack Snyder. The actress will take on the fast-talking, no-nonsense reporter who nabs the heart of the adorably awkward Clark Kent. The role has previously been portrayed by actresses like Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns, Erica Durance in the television drama Smallville, and of course — the original Lois — Margot Kidder.
Nearly a 10 year difference, huh? Looks like Clark Kent has got himself a sugar-mama.
In a statement, Snyder said that “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
Almost a decade older or not, I think Adams will fit the role quite well. Her wonderful sense of humour and comedic timing alone puts her ahead of previous Lane incarnation, Kate Bosworth. Bosworth attempted the role in the 2006 film, Superman Returns, alongisde one-time Man of Steel, Brandon Routh. The film, which also starred Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, was a box office hit, but Bosworth’s portrayal of Lane and the seemingly flat romance between she and Routh, recieved mixed reviews.
Roger Ebert went as far as to say that, “Lois Lane has lost her dash and pizzaz,” and compared the chemistry between original Superman and Lois Lane duo, Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, observing that the new pair seem “tongue-tied” and “awkward.”
Though some may be skeptical of the age-gap in casting and its resulting effect on the main couple’s chemistry, I’m confident after watching Adams in films like Enchanted and The Fighter, that she has the range to be the perfect Lois Lane. She is, after all, just coming off of an Oscar nomination for The Fighter.
Look up in the sky Zach, ”It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s –” your next cinematic hit.
Just don’t make another Sucker Punch. Please.
Amy Adams and her fiancé Darren Le Gallo welcomed their 7-lbs. daughter, Aviana Olea Le Gallo on Saturday in Los Angeles, reports PEOPLE.com.
“Mom and baby are home and doing great,” said Adams’ rep. “Everyone’s healthy and happy.”
Adams and Le Gallo planned to find out the sex of their baby shortly after announcing her pregnancy in December.
“We’ll probably find out,” Adams admitted. “I thought about waiting and I just don’t think that’s really my personality.”
Then with the nine months to prepare for the bundle of joy, Adams made sure to take care of her own needs along the way.
“It’s been good for me,” Adams told USA Today. “I’ve benefited a lot from taking some downtime and working on friendships and really reconnecting with my fiancé.”
It’s a funny thing about life; even though we’re all (obstensibly) unique, certain experiences fall into distinct patterns. Most middle-class children in the western world, for instance, go through a period in their childhood where the world revolves around them, followed by a period in their teenage years where they’re convinced it should and are surprised when it doesn’t. This leads to a period of intense self-reflection, during which they discover their place in the world and are shocked again some years later when that place doesn’t welcome them with open arms either.
In Julie & Julia, Amy Adams’ character, Julie Powell, is in that directionless place between shock and reaction when she decides to give herself one year to cook all 524 recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and if you’re in the same place, or recently past it, you’ll probably identify with her.
Another stage many adults find themselves in, and which people of Julie’s age hope to avoid, is that of the middle-aged, middle-class (or upper-middle-class) person who suddenly realizes they haven’t accomplished anything. Sure they’ve survived, but they still don’t recognize their place in the world, nor have they experienced anything they could call a “dream.”
Home grown girl Ellen Page is officially one of today’s hottest actresses.
The Canadian star of “Juno” is set to share the coveted cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue with 10 other young female stars.
The spread, shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, hits newsstands Wednesday will feature “Enchanted” actress Amy Adams , “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana of the upcoming Star Trek movie and other up and coming starlets.
John Galliano for Dior exclusively designed traditional ball gowns and vintage swimsuits for the actresses to wear for the photo shoot.