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.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has fired back at Jennifer Lawrence after she blasted him for posting nude photos of her on his website, insisting he was sincere when he apologized to the actress.
The Hunger Games star was among dozens of famous women targeted by hackers, who accessed cloud storage accounts and stole hundreds of private, intimate pictures, which were later published online. Hilton's website was among those on which the photographs were posted and in the new issue of Vanity Fair, Lawrence singled Perez out for his take on the drama. She says, "He took it down because people got p**sed, and that's the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was 'I just didn't think about it'. I just didn't think about it is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself."
Now Hilton is defending himself, insisting he handled the situation correctly. In a video message, he says, "She mentions how she was forced to watch the video I made right after her naked photos surfaced online. In that video, I apologized to her sincerely from my heart and I did so more than once. And I was tempted to apologize to her again, but you know what... No, f**k that. "Life isn't always what you want. And you don't always get what you ask for... That video that I made and me explaining my thought process was real, it was sincere, and it wasn't some bulls**t made up excuse... I did not intend to hurt Jennifer Lawrence, it was carelessness... "I'm not trying to be Oprah. I am just a better version of me than I was 10 years ago. Do I still have work to do? Can I still be even better? F**k yeah, but I am not that person in the past."
Despite his anger towards Lawrence's reaction, Hilton admits he knows why she is upset and he is apologetic about contributing to her anger.
He continues, "You were extremely hurt. I contributed to that. I genuinely am sorry. I hope that you can look inside my brain and see that I truly, truly did not pre-meditatively, purposely decide to hurt you. And that's all that I have to say, I will not be making any more comments on this. Or maybe I will..."
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has slammed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for posting leaked nude photos of her online, insisting he only removed the pictures from his website after fans expressed their anger. The Hunger Games star was among dozens of famous women targeted by hackers who accessed cloud storage accounts and stole hundreds of private, intimate pictures, which were later published online.
Lawrence branded the leak a "disgusting sex crime," and is now taking aim at Hilton saying, "He took it down because people got p**sed, and that's the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was 'I just didn't think about it'. I just didn't think about it is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself."
Agents at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating the leak, while a lawyer representing a number of the female victims has urged bosses of Internet search engine Google to help with the removal of the snaps from the web.
Other victims include Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna.
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Josh Hutcherson has spoken out to defend his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence after she was involved in a recent nude photo leak scandal.
Naked shots of the actress were part of a haul of celebrity nudes nabbed by an anonymous Internet hacker and offered to top media outlets. Lawrence's representative confirmed the pictures were for real and threatened legal action against the person or persons responsible for the privacy breach.
Now her Hunger Games co-star Hutcherson, who was involved in his own nude photo scandal last year (13), has offered up his thoughts about the leak, insisting "it's not fair". The actor tells ET Canada, "I haven't talked to her but I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous. We're people too, man, we just want to live, we want to be normal people, it's not fair. "It's something you obviously don't want to happen to you and it's really unfortunate that it happens... I hate the way the world sort of views those sorts of issues. It's really, truly not fair."
He adds, "We are actors, we didn't get into this because we wanted scandal. We want to live our lives and be actors... People say, 'Well you chose to be an actor, you are going to have to deal with this kind of thing...' Well no, I started (acting) when I was nine years old, she started when she was, like, 12. We didn't choose to have public scandal, we chose to become artists of acting and I love making movies; this is what I can do, this is what I am good at."
Actress Nicole Kidman is baffled by the outrage over the Hollywood hacking scandal, insisting there are more important issues in the world than nude celebrity pictures.
The entertainment world has been rocked by the release of dozens of saucy snaps of stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, and the story has dominated headlines since the photographs hit the Internet on 31 August (14). However, Kidman is adamant the scandal has been blown out of proportion.
She tells Sky News, "These days there's far too much importance placed on things like that. Who cares about these photos, that's very superficial, why that would even make news astounds me, but a lot of what makes the news astounds me. I do think we need to be talking about the violence in the world, in terms of Iraq, violence towards women, education and women, what's happening in Afghanistan. There are so many topics that we could be giving time to than celebrity photos, it just doesn't hold any interest for me."
The scandal has prompted an investigation by agents at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Blue Jasmine, 12 Years A Slave and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were feted for their onscreen outfits at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in California on Saturday night (22Feb14). Costume designer Suzy Benzinger, who dressed Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, received the award for Excellence In Contemporary Film during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, while 12 Years A Slave triumphed in the Period Film category.
The team behind Jennifer Lawrence's costumes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was feted with the Excellence In Fantasy Film prize, and the TV categories were dominated by shows including British drama Downton Abbey (Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series) and House Of Cards (Outstanding Contemporary Television Series).
The lavish outfits worn by Michael Douglas in Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra scored the production a win in the Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Miniseries category.
During the ceremony, actress Amy Adams was presented with the Lacoste Spotlight Award, which honours stars whose "talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design".
This year's Catching Fire press tour brought us the boon of copious promtions, and we all know now that Jennifer Lawrence is the most entertaining interview around. Add Josh Hutcherson into the mix, and you've got some pretty amazing chemistry – though not the kind you may think. But who cares about OTPs when you can have BrOTPs? Forget Everthorne and Everlark (or "Peenis," if you're feeling particularly crude): Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson have the best bromance ever. I platonically ship them hard, and here's why:
* They have no problem (and I mean no problem) discussing bodily functions with each other. That's what we all seek in a true friend, right? Right...?
TMI? Oh well.
*They seem to er ... regress around each other (Josh claims he can't even repeat aloud the most inappropriate thing Jennifer has ever said to him).
*Jennifer apparently knows everything about Josh, from his favorite TV show (Catdog) to his worst pet peeve (chewing straws – oh, and bonus; she even notes that he chews on Capri Sun straws, which everyone knows is tough work for your teeth).
* You gotta love their captions for the Catching Fire posters.
Now I can't unsee the fact that Cinna/Lenny Kravitz got distracted mid-photoshoot by a passing cat.
* Their sexual tension is (obviously) off the charts.
Bonus sexual tension:
* They freely admit that they act like an old married couple…
* …And quote lines from When Harry Met Sally at each other.
I mean, that's verbatim, isn't it? Well, let's add "hardcore Nora Ephron fans" to their growing list of positive attributes.
What are your favorite Josh and Jennifer moments? Let us know in the comments!
We recently learned that actress Cate Blanchett is getting ready to make her directorial debut. This is awesome because 1.) it’s Cate Blanchett and 2.) it’s always cool to see more women getting behind the camera. Many of us are familiar with the big names — Sofia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow, and Miranda July for the indie-lovers. But there are plenty of other women filmmakers who are making good, quality productions and who should be on everyone’s radar. Spike Lee recently made an addendum to his list of Essential Films and added five female filmmakers; here are some up-and-comers we think might make similar lists in a few years.
The Oscar-nominated actress best known for her leading roles in Juno and Inception will soon make her directorial debut with Miss Stevens. We’re seriously excited about the coming-of-age story (starring Anna Faris) that she’ll be bringing to the big screen.
Probably best known for her 2007 film Things We Lost In The Fire (starring Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro), Bier’s next film Serena will re-team Jennifer Lawrence with her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. Set in Depression-era North Carolina and based on the book by Ron Nash, we’re expecting big things from this seasoned director.
Having found some success with indie flicks like L!fe Happens and the hilarious short Idiots (starring Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth), Coiro’s most-recent release And While We Were Here -- an affair film starring Bosworth and Iddo Goldberg -- debuted to strong reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival and later in theatres. We’re looking forward to more slow-moving love stories and comedic-dramas with strong femme leads from Coiro.
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Actress Sandra Bullock is set to receive the Hollywood Career Award at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards. The Blind Side star will be feted on 21 October (13) at the Beverly Hilton in California.
Hollywood Film Awards founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu, says, "We are honoured to present the Hollywood Actress Award to Sandra for her outstanding work in (new film) Gravity. Holding the screen alone for a large part of the film, she delivers a stunning and emotionally layered performance that shows once again why she is one of Hollywood's most respected and popular actresses."
Previous recipients include Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz.
Jennifer Aniston had so much fun playing a sexy dancer in her new movie, she's joking about adding a little spice to her sex life and installing a stripper pole at home. The former Friends star plays an exotic dancer in her new movie We're The Millers and enjoyed her striptease lessons for the part so much, she took her work home with her - and tried it out on fiance Justin Theroux.
She explains, "They had to drag me out of that strip club every night! I worked with this amazing choreographer and started learning some pretty crazy moves. It kind of just became easy. It was really fun."
And she joked to WENN, "So I have a stripper pole in my house now, like you do. Me and Paris Hilton and Kate Hudson."
But, the actress admits performing her movie stripping scene in front of the cameras wasn't quite as much fun as rehearsals.
She adds, "That was the most challenging scene to shoot. I just had to do it. They rolled the cameras and I just had to bite the bullet. It was a little uncomfortable at first. It was one thing during rehearsals when I was alone and all of a sudden you're on set and there's three cameras and crew."