Blue Jasmine star Cate Blanchett celebrated her Oscar win by getting a new tattoo on Monday (03Mar14). A day after landing the Best Actress prize at the Academy Awards for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Blanchett headed to the Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlour in West Hollywood, California.
The actress was joined by her friend Amy Adams, as well as their partners, Andrew Upton and Darren Le Gallo, respectively.
While it is not known what design Blanchett had inked, she was photographed leaving the shop with a black bandage around her wrist. Le Gallo also sported a bandage on his arm.
Blanchett is no stranger to going under the inking needle - she has tattoos of her husband's initials and children's on her lower stomach.
"I'm not pregnant. I'm not getting married anytime soon. I know he's completely capable and lovely, and beautiful, and offers something I could never hope to offer just in the nature of his being." Actress Amy Adams is in no rush to marry her beau of 11 years, Darren Le Gallo, to whom she has been engaged to for the past five years. The couple has a three-year-old daughter, Aviana.
Amy Adams' fiance Darren Le Gallo once serenaded her with the theme song to St. Elmo's Fire before she was due to shoot a sex scene with the film's star Rob Lowe. The Fighter star had to film an intimate moment with one of her personal idols, Lowe, on his short-lived TV show Dr. Vegas, so Le Gallo attempted to break the tension by singing the theme song to the heartthrob's 1985 drama.
Adams tells Vanity Fair, "Here's how great Darren is - I don't think I've ever told anyone this story. On the day I had to shoot a love scene with Rob Lowe, he called up and sang the theme song for St. Elmo's Fire. He is in it. That's how awesome he is.
"I remember it was my 30th birthday too and my sister was on set, so it was very strange. And I grew up loving St. Elmo's Fire I thought that's what it meant to be an adult. You went to bars and you had lots of drama and you had to buy sofas and it was all very dramatic."
Adams and Le Gallo have been engaged for the past five years. In 2010, they welcomed their first child, daughter Aviana.
Amy Adams is convinced her teenage love life suffered because of her bodybuilder mother, whose ripped physique was "really intimidating" to her skinny boyfriends. The Fighter star's mum Kathryn took up weightlifting after having Adams and her six siblings, and the Hollywood beauty admits having such a muscular parent made dating difficult.
Adams tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "She had seven kids and then she decided she wanted to get into bodybuilding. She did enter competitions, she was kind of like semi-professional, started as a novice. She started when she was 35 bodybuilding after seven kids - she looked good, she was ripped!
"She was really intimidating to my boyfriends. I tended to date skinny skinny guys. She moved a TV in front of one of them once and he was terrified. We were watching a movie and the TV wasn't getting reception, so she literally picked it up and moved it to another part of the (room). She's tough, she's a tough woman!"
Adams is now engaged to actor and artist Darren Le Gallo.
Actress Amy Adams was left red faced during a TV appearance in America on Tuesday (04Jun13) when she almost failed to recognise her fiance's lips during a game of guess the leading man's body part. The Doubt star had no problems picking out her The Muppets co-star Animal from a photo of his mouth, The Fighter's Mark Wahlberg from a shot of his abs and her Man of Steel love interest Henry Cavill from a glimpse of his eyes, but she was stumped when a snap of her boyfriend Darren Le Gallo's lips popped up during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Asking the studio audience for help, she insisted, "I haven't worked with him" when women yelled out Channing Tatum, and then stated, "I look in people's eyes," when it was clear she had no idea.
Before the big reveal, she suddenly said, 'Oh that's Darren. That's my boyfriend!"
Clapping and slapping the arm of her chair, she said, "At least I didn't say Henry then."
Adams confessed to a crush on the new Superman, Cavill, earlier in the interview.
"It's my fault, it's not his fault... He's awesome and I'm starting to enjoy calling him my boyfriend. Like I've gone past fiance backwards into boyfriend. It's kinda sexy... I just keep finding reasons not to have a wedding." Actress Amy Adams on her six-year engagement to partner Darren le Gallo.
Thanks to the recent speech at the Republican National Convention in which the former Dirty Harry berated a chair holding an invisible Barack Obama going into a movie starring Clint Eastwood as a technophobe who has trouble not walking into tables and chairs on a daily basis isn’t exactly a setup for success. But believe it or not it’s actually not that unfortunate context that’s the problem: from the clunky script and pacing to Clint’s ever-present grumble and the film’s predictable plot Trouble with the Curve is a slow pitch right down the middle.
And this is coming from someone who loves baseball movies so much she’s suffered through Kevin Costner’s For the Love of the Game – twice. But Trouble isn’t really a baseball movie. It’s a sappy father-daughter relationship tale with baseball as the hook and the caulk filling in the film's cracks.
Gus (Eastwood) is one of the oldest most respected scouts in the game but he’s getting old his eyes are going and some twerp with a laptop (Matthew Lillard) and his frat boy henchman are determined to shove Gus out of his position at the Atlanta Braves and replace him with a computer (muah-ha-ha). His daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) who he named after Mickey Mantle because that’s how much he loves baseball is trying to make partner at her law firm in a pool of misogynistic bigwigs when she’s called down to North Carolina to help her dad at the behest of his boss and best friend (John Goodman). While she should be working things out with her pops a young scout named Jimmy (Justin Timberlake) shows up flirts with Mickey and steals the storyline for the entire middle section of the film.
While Eastwood’s growling grumbling demeanor are perfect for the role of a stalwart old man who refuses to give up the game he once knew he’s saddled with stale jokes and quips – you may know them as “dad jokes” – that undermine his ability to be the wise man who knows better than these young whippersnappers. Adams does the best she can with a role that asks little more than for her to be smart sassy and outspoken but it simply feels like the role was over-cast. Timberlake’s character is plagued with Gus’ same brand of dad jokes but luckily for us the former boy bander is oozing with enough charm to make any joke no matter how terrible funny enough to make us fall in love with him – for an hour and half anyway.
Script issues aside where the film really starts to lose its way is in its portrayal of Lillard’s young ladder-climbing villain. At one point they even show him sitting in a dark room backlit by a lone desk lamp as he instructs his henchman to keep spying on Gus. All that’s missing is a maniacal laugh and a fluffy cat on his lap for him to stroke with his ruby-ring-decked hand.
It’s this hyperbolic villainy coupled with the treatment of Gus’ mortal enemy (technology) paired with two battling relationship stories (Timberlake and Adams vs. Eastwood and Adams) and the slow plodding pace that keep this film from being what it should be: a perfectly sweet predictable popcorn flick.
Trouble would be a perfectly adequate movie to casually watch on a Sunday afternoon with your dad but then again you could just get Field of Dreams on Blu-ray just as easily.
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"I have a thing about weddings, and one (is that) they are not a good value, so I have this dream that I really could do it all myself. And then I don't have any time to do it myself because I want everything to have this personal touch. So I keep waiting for this perfect moment." Actress Amy Adams has put off her wedding to fiance Darren Le Gallo because she hasn't had time to personally plan the ceremony.
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is firing back at Abercrombie after they publicly asked him not to wear their clothing last August with a lawsuit claiming the company has used his name to sell apparel. Sitch's company, MPS Entertainment, submitted the paperwork yesterday and argued that A&F's efforts to get him and the rest of the Jersey Shore cast to stop wearing their clothes was a publicity stunt to "significantly profit" from his name and likeness. Additionally, even though Abercrombie sells shirts that say "The Fitchuation" and "GTL...you know the deal," the lawsuit states nobody from the company ever approached Sorrentino to begin a partnership. It's still unknown how much money Mike is seeking in damages but if he's approached the right way, he'll probably settle for some hash browns. - The Insider
Amy Adams is confused as to how other actresses become instantaneously skinny after giving birth. She told InStyle, “I read about these actresses who get on a stationary bike two weeks after giving birth and I’m like, ‘What? Where did you push your baby out of?’” she says. “Since having Aviana, I have a muffin top, and that’s okay right now.” She also describes what it's like when she and her fiancée, Darren Le Gallo, go out on date nights. She said, “[They include] a lot of food and maybe a glass of wine,” she reveals. “We’re always like, ‘It’s 11:30! Woo-hoo! We’re crazy!’” - People
Us Weekly reports that Cameron Diaz's new main squeeze is P. Diddy. They dated in 2008 for a while, but their relationship has taken off again because they were spotted in late October at Catch in NYC, "nuzzling" and being "inseparable" and having their "hands all over each other." Confirming their reunion is the fact they were sited just a few days ago "making out" and "acting romantic" at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills. Both of their reps deny a relationship, and one of Diddy's friends told Us, "Diddy's single whenever there's a better offer on the table!" - Us
The Doubt star became engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years, Darren Le Gallo, in 2008, but the pair put off planning their big day after the actress landed a number of high-profile movie roles and later fell pregnant with daughter Aviana, who was born in May (10).
But Adams has finally started thinking about her wedding - and she's eyeing an idyllic summer theme.
She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "For my wedding, I want everybody to be on picnic blankets and barefoot. I would love for blankets to be spread out on a big meadow and everybody sitting down.
"I think if you're going to invest time and money, you want it to be right. Plus, I know my future self will be really mad at me if I just elope and don't do something."