Penélope Cruz had a major bombshell moment in a sexy violet Marchesa gown with co-star Johnny Depp on her arm at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The two also stepped out for their photo call and press conference earlier in the day, where Penélope talked about ageing and Johnny revealed that the only important critics in his life are his children. Both Johnny and Penélope were without their partners, Vanessa Paradis and Javier Bardem respectively, which is already the trend for their promotional duties from LA to Russia to London. New mum Penelope has been knocking it out of the park with her red carpet picks, and this dramatic dress is no exception. Also on the momentarily-rainy red carpet were Cannes jurors Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Robert DeNiro. Johnny and Penélope's cute newcomer castmate Sam Claflin was decked out for his debut at the famous French Festival and his star is only on the rise as he recently signed on to star opposite Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Angelina Jolie joined her co-stars Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman to bring Kung Fu Panda 2 to the Cannes Film Festival yesterday! The movie is screening out of competition, but the timing is perfect since she and the family will be sticking around to premiere Brad Pitt's Tree of Life on Monday. Angelina looked stunning in a tan dress, brown belt and nude heels, and she was cracking up during the press conference as Dustin and Jack showed off their comedic skills. Dustin harped on his own age, joking that he doesn't even remember making the first Kung Fu Panda, so it felt like the first time playing the part. Angelina also talked a bit about her kids, especially her boys Pax and Maddox's love of martial arts, and the theme of adoption in Kung Fu Panda 2 that are obviously close to home for the Jolie-Pitts. She said of the Kung Fu Panda series, "It's the best!" while Jack and Dustin kept the laughs coming.
Celebrities love their basketball, especially when their star status affords them the luxury of a front row seat. Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among an A-list crowd that came out to watch the NBA All-Star game at the Staples Center. At the half-time point the West was leading the East 76-64 with star player Kobe Bryant leading in the scorers department with 21 points. John Legend watched with his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen and father-to-be Nick Cannon was without wife Mariah Carey but enjoyed the company of Sean “Diddy” Combs. Birthday girl Rihanna rocked out with a performance during the half-time show with Kanye West, and Lenny Kravitz also took to the stage. Justin got a hug from Benny, the Chicago Bulls mascot, while Bruno Mars took in the action courtside. There were plenty of other stars at the game so flick through the pics to check them out!
You know what to expect from a film like Little Fockers. The third entry in the Meet the Parents saga sticks to the franchise's regular elements: kooky parents, an overbearing stepfather and slapstick comedy. Usually I'd probably sneer and scoff at the predictable fart jokes, but there's something about Greg Focker and his family that's just likable (albeit ridiculous). Ben Stiller reprises his role as Gaylord (aka Greg) Focker, the head of the Focker household — well, unless his father-in-law Grandpa Jack (Robert De Niro) is in the room. Greg is now the father of twins: a sharp daughter who refuses to speak to him, and a boy who, as Jack puts it, has a "double dose" of Focker (translation: he performs "pull my finger" jokes and asks inappropriate questions involving a girl's anatomy). Though the title of the film suggests this latest installment is all about the kids, Little Fockers really is all about the ongoing animosity between Greg and Jack.
Check out more of my thoughts on the film after the jump.
Jessica Alba had more than her fair share of male company on the red carpet last night at the NYC premiere of Little Fockers with costars Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman. She's a new addition to the franchise, which also consists of Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. It was a family affair for leading man Ben, as his parents, Jerry Stiller and Sex and the City's Anne Meara, joined him for the screening. Jessica, meanwhile, flaunted her brand-new short hair while posing with her husband, Cash Warren, who was evidently a big fan of her look. It was the latest press event for busy Owen, after he spent the last few weeks promoting How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon.
Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep were among those who dressed up Thursday night to honour the career of legendary director Mike Nichols. The women were joined by stars from many of Mike's famous films like Dustin Hoffman, who starred in The Graduate, Emma Thompson, Natalie Portman and Tom Hanks. Julia took the stage to toast Mike, saying, "Mike is one of the few people in the world who's an 'EGOT'—it means he's won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony." She mingled with Oprah Winfrey afterward to catch up since their last chat about Eat, Pray, Love. Harrison Ford also shared kind words about Mike, but he spent most of the evening cuddling up to longtime love Calista Flockhart. The evening was notable for another reason—John Goodman showed off his dramatic weight loss and he made the rounds chatting with Hollywood veterans like Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.
The Staples Center was star-studded last night as famous fans headed out to see the Lakers take on the Celtics in their first playoff game. Leonardo DiCaprio broke from hanging out with Bar Refaeli to join friends sitting courtside, and he was in for a treat as his team clinched their first win with a score of 102-89. Charlize Theron also enthusiastically cheered from the sidelines, while David Duchovny pensively watched the action with a beer. The male stars of Grown Ups congregated together as well, with Chris Rock, David Spade, Adam Sandler and Kevin James cracking each other up. Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman, meanwhile, hammed it up for the Kiss Cam and lip-locked in front of the thousands in the stadium.