Matthew Mcconaughey was honored by his former movie co-stars Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson, and the cast of Interstellar, as he picked up the American Cinematheque Award on Tuesday night (21Oct14).
The Oscar-winning actor received the coveted prize during a gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and he was joined by former co-stars including Dallas Buyers Club's Garner, True Detective actress Michelle Monaghan, and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days lead Hudson. The blonde beauty, who also appeared with McConaughey in another rom-com, Fool's Gold, took to the stage to pay tribute to her friend, saying, "He attacks everything with an intensity that is palpable. He's truly a phenomenal actor, and a bright shining star."
During the gala, McConaughey was also feted by his Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, who branded the actor "the emotional centre" of the new sci-fi film, and director Christopher Nolan, who handed him the award. Nolan told the audience, "I'm not a believer in the 'McConaissance'. I think Matthew's success of late is the rest of us catching up to what he's been doing. I'm very proud to know him. I've never worked with an actor so relentless in his pursuit of truth in everything he does. This is a performer who can't say 'Pass the salt' without it being truthful, without it meaning something."
Other guests at the event, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, included McConaughey's Mud co-star Reese Witherspoon and actress Jess Weixler.
Jennifer Lawrence's ideal guy is a reality TV fan, who isn't afraid to fart in front of her.
The Hunger Games star, who is reportedly dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, tells Vanity Fair magazine she's not into flashy guys who love to party, insisting her perfect date night is one spent on the sofa in front of the TV. She explains, "I would just rather have somebody that has the same taste in reality TV (as me)... (someone who) isn't afraid to fart in front of me... I'd rather have just a peaceful time. (Those relationships) are deeper because you can be your true self with somebody, and somebody can be their true self with you."
And she'd rather leave the drama on a film set, adding, "I don't like fighting, and I find argumentative people the most annoying people on the planet... It's just unattractive."
You’d be surprised to find out how many actors work together multiple times. There are so many people in Hollywood and even more trying to break onto the scene, but these actors just love working together multiple times.
For the sake of not listing every Adam Sandler movie ever (that guy does movies with the same 5 people) or creating a Matt Damon/Ben Affleck bro-list, this list is strictly a man and a woman who have worked together. In most cases, the man and woman have always played love interests, or at least good friends (or co-crime fighters who protect the Earth from Aliens and HYDRA).
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
You’ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore
The Wedding Singer
GIPHY/New Line Cinema
50 First Dates
Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans
The Perfect Score
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Nanny Diaries
GIPHY/the Weinstein Company
Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley
Brother and sister in a dystopian world.
The Fault In Our Stars
GIPHY/20th Century Fox
Love interests. Both movies were released in the same year, in case you forgot or didn't know.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
GIPHY/The Weinstein Company
Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm
Friends With Kids
Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
And basically every other Tim Burton movie, ever.
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Sundance is long gone, Cannes sailed away months ago, and both Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festivals have cleared away until next year. But when one major film festival ends, another starts putting its lineup together, and this time, it's Canada's time to shine. The Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 4 until the 14, has unveiled the list of titles they'll be premiering this year, and it's packed with under-the-radar indies, highly anticipated returns from accliamed directors, and of course, several likely awards contenders. But with nearly 60 films all making their debut in Toronto this fall, it can be hard to pick out the good from the bad and the exciting from the ones you've probably seen before. In an attempt to simplify the decision-making process for you, we've highlighted some of the most exciting films to hit north of the border this fall.
The Imitation Game Who’s Involved: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Goode and Charles Dance star What It’s About: The British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win WWII by cracking German codes, and was then prosecuted by the government for being homosexual. Thoughts: Finally, a cast good enough to convince you that math is interesting for two hours.
The Last Five Years Who’s Involved: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan What It’s About: A musical that tells the story of a married couple’s five-year relationship – his perspective runs from the day they met to when it all fell apart, and hers from the end back to the beginning. Thoughts: The perfect example as to why you should pay attention when your theater nerd friend tries plays you cast recordings.
Foxcatcher Who’s Involved: Bennett Miller directs; Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo starWhat It’s About: Based on a true story, it follows two championship wrestler brothers and the tragic consequences that they face after getting involved with an eccentric millionaire coach. Thoughts: We really are going to have to come up with the Tatum equivalent of “McConaissance” sometime soon.
A Little ChaosWho’s Involved: Alan Rickman directs; Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci and Rickman star What It’s About: A landscape gardener finds herself struggling with the politics of Louis XIV’s court and her own demons after she’s hired to work at the Garden of Versailles. Thoughts: You had us at “Rickman.”
The Riot Club Who’s Involved: Lone Scherfig directs; Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Natalie Dormer and Jessica Brown-Findlay star What It’s About: A privileged young man is inducted into the “Riot’s Club,” an exclusive, wild group of young men full of debauchery and bad behavior, during his first year at Oxford. Thoughts: Look! It’s that guy from that thing! And that girl, from that other thing! I like them. They should be in more things.
Before We Go Who’s Involved: Chris Evans directs; Evans and Alice Eve star What It’s About: Two strangers bond over the course of one night in Manhattan, and the conflicts in their lives allow them to explore more about each other and themselves. Thoughts: Captain America is directing movies now!
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This Is Where I Leave You Who’s Involved: Shawn Levy directs; Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Connie Britton and Jane Fonda star What It’s About: Four adult siblings return to their childhood home after their father dies. Dysfunction and hijinks ensue. Thoughts: Does Driver say “outer space” in this? Can we re-write the script so that he does?
Men, Women and Children Who’s Involved: Jason Reitman directs; Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer star What It’s About: A group of parents and children navigate the way the Internet has changed their relationships and lives. Thoughts: Well, it’s got be better than Labor Day, right?
Miss Julie Who’s Involved: Liv Ullman directs; Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell star What It’s About: Set over the course of one night in the 1880s, an aristocratic woman and her father’s valet struggle for power. Thoughts: Should we also be thinking about the “Farrellissance?”
Nightcrawler Who’s Involved: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton star What It’s About: An ambitious journalist becomes involved with the world of LA nighttime journalism, and the line between spectator and perpetrator becomes blurred. Thoughts: Oh, so this isn’t an X-Men solo film? That’s slightly disappointing.
Rosewater Who’s Involved: Jon Stewart directs; Gael Garcia Bernal stars What It’s About: The true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who appeared on The Daily Show before being imprisoned for five months by the Iranian government. Thoughts: This is the movie that gave us Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and for that we shall always be grateful.
The Theory of Everything Who’s Involved: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis star What It’s About: The life and relationship of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde from their first meeting at Cambridge through Hawking’s diagnosis through their numerous accomplishments. Thoughts: Oscar Season 2014: Alan Turing vs. Stephen Hawking in The Battle of the British Genius Biopics.
Whiplash Who’s Involved: Damien Chazelle directs; Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star What It’s About: An ambitious jazz drummer who enrolls at a prestigious music conservatory, but must endure the brutal, intense tutelage of a brilliant, drill sergeant-like teacher in order to achieve greatness. Thoughts: Look, we’ll stop talking about this one once it finally comes out, and not a moment sooner, okay?
Jennifer Lawrence has given her brother's charity work a boost by donating a trip to Belize to an auction raising funds for a 12-month-old leukaemia survivor. The Hunger Games star visited Kosair Children's Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky in December (13) and spent time with sick kids, including Hadley Mercer, who was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was six months old.
The actress has now donated signed movie memorabilia and a trip to Belize to an auction organised by her brother, Ben Lawrence, to help the little girl.
The auction is part of a fundraising street party event which will take place in Louisville on Saturday (21Jun14).
Ben tells WDRB.com, "She (Jennifer) actually got that (trip) in her Oscar swag bag a few years ago and ended up going down there and developing a relationship with the guy who owns the island and it's heaven on earth."
Lawrence used her friendship with the owner to arrange a trip for the winning bidder. She has also donated signed items from her films The Hunger Games and American Hustle. All proceeds from the auction and the street party will go to the Mercer family to help cover medical bills.
Mercer has been declared cancer-free but is still in hospital following complications from her bone marrow transplant in April (14).
Pretty Little Liars and the stars of The Vampire Diaries look set to dominate the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in August (14) after picking up a collection of nominations between them. The shows lead the way with five nods apiece - Pretty Little Liars dominates the drama categories and The Vampire Diaries has scored top sci-fi/fantasy nods.
Pretty Little Liars will do battle with Hart of Dixie, Switched at Birth, The Fosters and Twisted for Best Drama, while Arrow,
Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow and Teen Wolf will fight it out for Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy with The Vampire Diaries.
And Pretty Little Liars co-stars Keegan Allen and Ian Harding and Troian Bellisario and Lucy Hale will compete against each other for the Choice TV Actor and Actress: Drama awards.
Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Joseph Morgan (The Originals) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) have been nominated for Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, opposite The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, while their co-stars Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham are up for the female equivalent.
The Choice TV Show: Comedy honour will be a fight between Austin & Ally, Glee, New Girl, Sam & Cat and The Big Bang Theory and the Choice TV: Animated Show nominees are Adventure Time, Family Guy, Gravity Falls, Regular Show and The Simpsons.
Meanwhile, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trails behind with four nominations in the sci-fi/fantasy film category, including nods for Choice Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and Choice Actor (Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth), and will go up against Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World for the Choice Movie prize.
For Choice Movie: Action, fans will vote between Divergent, Edge of Tomorrow, Godzilla, Maleficent, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The Choice Movie: Drama nominees include American Hustle, Heaven is for Real, Million Dollar Arm, The Fault in Our Stars and Veronica Mars, while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Blended, Ride Along, The Other Woman, and Vampire Academy vie for the Choice Movie: Comedy trophy.
Other nominees include Shailene Woodley (Choice Movie Actress: Action and Choice Movie Actress: Drama), Beyonce (Choice Female Artist, Choice Female Hottie), Selena Gomez (Choice Female Hottie, Choice Smile), and One Direction (Choice Music Group, Choice Male Hottie).
Kiefer Sutherland's 24 character Jack Bauer has topped a new poll to find U.S. TV's Greatest Action Hero. The tough guy has beaten out Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy Summers and Adam West's Batman in the new TV Guide magazine survey.
Richard Dean Anderson's MacGyver and Diana Rigg's Avengers character Emma Peel round out the top five, while The Six Million Dollar Man's Steve Austin (Lee Majors), Alias' Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) make the top 10.
Actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly set to become an aunt - her younger half-brother's partner is pregnant. Alex Aniston, known to pals as A.J., was recently photographed leaving a Los Angeles medical clinic with his girlfriend Adriane Hallek, who was clutching an ultrasound photo purportedly showing their unborn child.
The young couple has yet to comment on the baby news or their relationship, but model and make-up artist Hallek tells the National Enquirer, "He's a great guy, but I don't want to talk about him. He likes his privacy."
A.J. is the son of veteran actor John Aniston and his second wife, Sherry Rooney.
If the baby news is true, the baby will be John's first grandchild.
Angelina Jolie is refusing to increase her security after her fiance Brad Pitt was accosted on the red carpet by a prankster last week (ends01Jun14). Ukrainian journalist Vitalii Sediuk was arrested after he scrambled over a security barrier at the Los Angeles premiere of Jolie's new film Maleficent and appeared to swipe Pitt in the face. However, the Oscar winner is adamant she will not bring in more bodyguards in the aftermath of the frightening incident.
She tells the Associated Press, "People like that are an exception to the rule. Most fans are just wonderful. We've had a wonderful experience over the years, and we're very grateful for their support, and it will not change the way we behave." Pitt has also echoed his fiancee's sentiment in a statement, which reads, "I don't mind an exhibitionist, but if this guy keeps it up he's going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd."
A judge has banned the serial prankster from attending any future Hollywood events as part of his sentence for charges of battery and unlawful activity at a sporting event, theatrical or exhibition, stemming from the incident with Pitt. The 25 year old has previously been slapped by Will Smith, hugged Leonard DiCaprio's crotch, climbed underneath America Ferrera's dress, and was arrested at the 2013 Grammy Awards for attempting to grab Adele's prize from presenter Jennifer Lopez.
The Ukrainian journalist behind a series of red carpet pranks targeting the likes of Brad Pitt and Will Smith has apologised for upsetting Hollywood's biggest stars. After grappling with Pitt during the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent last week (28May14), Vitalii Sediuk was slapped with a restraining order and battery and assault charges.
On Friday (30May14), the 25-year-old reporter was sentenced to 20 days of community service, 36 months of probation and ordered to pay $220 (£138) in fines, while a judge also barred him from attending any future Hollywood events. He sat down for his first U.S. interview on Monday (02Jun14) with Extra host Mario Lopez and tried to explain why he chose to pull bizarre stunts at high-profile events.
Sediuk said, "I am a different guy who thinks differently and has this entertainment spirit that probably people in Hollywood never experienced before. It's something different, controversial, extraordinary and it's hard to explain. I'm normal, at least I believe so. "I apologise for inconveniences that I created to many celebrities dealing with my style of entertainment... I feel sorry that I create inconveniences for (the) Brangelina (Pitt and Angelina Jolie) family because I knew there were no kids around, but they were at the premiere, and I kind of stole the spotlight from such an important moment."
As for Friday's sentencing, Sediuk added, "I wouldn't joke with the judge and I took them seriously because one thing you do for entertainment and other thing, when you have legal problems, and I have to tell you they're so many consequences I experience now."
In addition to his run-in with Pitt, Sediuk previously had red carpet encounters with Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, and attempted to scramble under America Ferrera's gown on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month (May14). He was also arrested at the 2013 Grammy Awards after he attempted to grab Adele's Best Pop Vocal prize from presenter Jennifer Lopez.