Did one dress make a bigger — or better — statement on the red carpet?
Saturday night's BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards were a veritable who's who of Hollywood's A-list. Stars like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sean Penn, and Benedict Cumberbatch all descended on the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event, which celebrates individuals and companies that are dedicated to advancing the entertainment arts. George, who was also on hand for the screening of his latest project August: Osage County earlier in the day, mingled inside with Julia, Salma, and Sean before accepting his Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film, while Benedict took the stage as the recipient of the British artist of the year honour. Other award winners included director Kathryn Bigelow, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Mandela star Idris Elba, who received the Britannia humanitarian award for his work with The Prince's Trust — the charity was founded by Prince Charles and helps disadvantaged youth in the UK. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher made a glamorous couple at the gala, while Suki Waterhouse arrived without her current boyfriend, Bradley Cooper. Instead, the Emilia Wickstead-clad star spent her time with fellow British model Poppy Delevingne inside. Also making the rounds during the dinner were Naomie Harris, a newly brunette Alice Eve, and 12 Years a Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o. Ejiofor's and Nyong'o's performances in the gripping real-life drama have already earned considerable Oscar buzz.
Award season may not have officially started just yet, but last night dozens of A-listers gathered in LA to attend a glamorous, star-studded event at LACMA. Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Drew Barrymore dropped by the annual gala, which celebrates art and film. Naturally, since the party has to do with art, actor-turned-director-turned-artist James Franco made an appearance, and he mingled with Kate and Catherine Keener inside the bash. Meanwhile, Leonardo stayed close to his Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese, but did break away to chat with Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, and Tom Hanks, whom he may be competing against in the best actor category this award season. On Friday, Leo dropped by LACMA again to stand in for Martin at a screening of Martin's Film Foundation's restoration of Rebel Without a Cause. Martin was apparently still at work in NYC working on Wolf of Wall Street, but he made it out for the museum's party last night.
In terms of celebrity events and Aussie-centric news, it's been a pretty massive week to keep up with! First came the sad news that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have parted ways after six years together — but what got people talking the most was that the pair were spotted hanging out together the next day. Kim Kardashian celebrated her 33rd birthday in style, Katy Perry hit Sydney (and the shops!) and Princess Mary and Prince Frderik wrapped up their whirldwind trip Down Under during the week. And let's not forget the celebrity pregnancy announcement, a new couple making their first appearance together, and Angelina Jolie hanging out on the Gold Coast! There's plenty more to see, click through to catch up.
The second annual Australians in Film Awards and Benefit Gala Dinner was held this afternoon at the Intercontinental hotel in Los Angeles, and it was a star-studded affair to say the least. Australian representation was at its very best, with Delta Goodrem, Renee Bargh and Isla Fisher turning up the heat on the red carpet. Delta stuck to her tried-and-true tousled hair style, while Renee opted for a sleek look that let her glowing skin shine. Isla Fisher was never going to blend into the crowd, with her bright red hair and red lips working together to create one pretty package — and Robert Pattinson? He was there to present an award, but he's pretty enough to be included in this gallery. Right this way!
Among the Australian stars who made their way to the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills for the second annual Australian in Film Awards gala dinner, one of the standouts wasn’t a home-grown actor but one of the biggest in the world: Robert Pattinson. He suited up for the event and mingled with Isla Fisher inside, while the red carpet was walked by the likes of Delta Goodrem, Renee Bargh and Network Ten TV stars Alex Williams and Charlotte Best.
Robert has his own ties to Australia as he spent several months shooting The Rover here, and he’ll be presenting alongside director David Michôd during the official proceedings. Alex O’Loughlin, Sullivan Stapleton and Jacki Weaver will also be honoured with the AiF Breakthrough Awards.
Click through to see the celebrity arrivals so far!
In Now You See Me, four magicians (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) use their skills to rob banks and wealthy bank accounts — and their magic touch leaves a detective (Mark Ruffalo) on their trail and just trying to keep up. The heist movie may not be on your radar as a must-see yet, but it should be — the action flick is a cool-looking, highly entertaining adventure. Here are the reasons why you shouldn't miss Now You See Me.
The plot seems pretty straightforward from the trailer, but there are twists galore. To say much more might take away some of the fun, so suffice it to say that there is a lot going on — and plenty of surprises you won't see coming. Sure, at the end you may notice some plot holes, but you'll have had too much fun to care.
The Spellbinding Ensemble Cast
Fisher, Eisenberg, Franco and Harrelson have good chemistry as the Four Horsemen, the stage name of their troupe. It may be an action thriller, but Now You See Me is still light, thanks to the cast's subtle humour and the script's wit. While the Horsemen often have the spotlight, it's Ruffalo's character who we spend the most time with as he tries to figure out how the magicians are tricking the world. While Ruffalo's character is much more straight-laced than we're used to seeing him, he still brings that signature charm, even when he's frustrated and being left in the dust.
Get the other two reasons after the jump.
Isla Fisher stars as the lone female magician in a group of performers in Now You See Me, but when we talked to her about the role, she said she didn't feel isolated at all. In fact, she was inspired to learn the history of other female magicians. But the actress was impressive herself, too: for one of the movie's key scenes, Fisher says she did her own stunts! Watch her interview to hear more and to find out which of her co-stars ended up learning the best magic trick. Now You See Me is out Aug. 8.
In terms of official events and red carpet appearaces, it's been a pretty quiet week for our favourite celebrities — and you know what that means? More time for them to play! Taking advantage of the Summer heat in the US, Kristen Stewart stepped out solo for an icy drink in LA, while Orlando Bloom took his son Flynn out for a stroll with their dog in New York City. Rihanna hit the beach in Poland in a tiny bikini, showing off her impressively toned body, and here in Australia, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley met up with fellow Modelco ambassador Danni Minogue, at an event celebrating the British model's new gig with the beauty brand. There's plenty more to catch up on — click through to check it all out!
- Isla Fisher made fun of what she learned from Home and Away — Woman’s Day
- Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose got married — The Hot Hits
- Nigella Lawson was “blindsided” by husband’s divorce filing — Who
- John Mayer dedicated a song to Katy Perry at recent concert — OK! Magazine
- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively want a big family — E! Online
- Leonardo DiCaprio played Cupid for his mum, Irmelin — Famous
- Hamish and Andy are still TV ratings gold — Mumbrella
- Celebrities getting cash for their social media endorsements — News.com.au
- The Universal Studios logo imagined as a disaster movie trailer — Gizmodo
- Pink fan arrested for sending a bomb tweet in Melbourne — MTV