The cast of Arrested Development were joined by their significant others and a few famous friends when they hosted the premiere of their series' new Netflix episodes in Hollywood yesterday. Portia de Rossi cuddled with wife Ellen DeGeneres on the orange carpet, and the duo chatted with Portia's co-stars at the event. Meanwhile, Jason Bateman brought his wife, Amanda Anka, to the bash, and David Cross posed with his spouse, Amber Tamblyn. Aubrey Plaza dropped by the premiere's after party and talked with friend and The To Do List co-star Alia Shawkat, who also posed alongside Michael Cera. One celebrity who wasn't at the premiere was John Krasinski, who will reportedly have a cameo in Arrested Development's upcoming episodes. No details have been revealed about John's guest appearance, but fans will be able to find out soon enough when all 15 episodes of the show hit Netflix on May 26.
Adaptations are all the rage these days, and the upcoming big-screen version of Jonathan Tropper's novel This Is Where I Leave You is one adaptation we're eagerly anticipating, since we loved the book about a dysfunctional family begrudgingly coming together. Shawn Levy is directing, and Jason Bateman is on board to fill the shoes of main character Judd, one of four siblings who assemble to sit shiva when their father dies. If you've read the book, then you'll want to see who's playing who, so check out the casting so far.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
Identity Thief stars Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman attended their LA premiere at Mann Village Theatre last night. Both hit the red carpet with their spouses on their arms — Jason posed with his wife, Amanda Anka, and Melissa shared a kiss with her husband, Ben Falcone. Jason and Melissa also stayed close on the carpet, showing off their good friendship. Recently, Jason told us he specifically asked Melissa to star in Identity Thief because he was excited to work with her.
Jason and Melissa's co-stars turned out too. T.I. brought along his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, while Genesis Rodriguez wore a floor-length Raoul green gown and Amanda Peet rocked an LBD. Molly Sims, whose husband, Scott Stuber, was one of the film's producers, smiled big for the cameras as well. The big night out, which included an after party, comes just a few days ahead of Identity Thief's US release this Friday. It comes out in Australia on April 4.
The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, last week has prompted many to come forward in support of changes to gun laws in America, and now celebrities are getting in on the cause, too. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Banks, and many others joined together to create a PSA demanding a plan to prevent further violence. Watch now to see all the stars getting involved.
Rachel McAdams was one of the stars who visited Variety's studio at Holt Renfrew during the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday. She wore a sexy black and tan Lanvin dress for the event, which also brought out Eli Roth, Jason Bateman, and Paula Patton. Rachel's been in Canada promoting multiple projects, and she hit the red carpet for the premiere of Passion in a sexy black look last night. Rachel's boyfriend, Michael Sheen, joined her, though the duo didn't pose for photos together. He was also there to support Rachel at the debut of To the Wonder earlier this week. We're watching all the celebrities at TIFF, so make sure to check back until the festival wraps up on Sunday.
It was a star-studded red carpet at Tuesday night's premiere of Hit and Run (out Sep. 6) at Regal Cinemas in LA. Dax Shepard, who wrote and directed the film, arrived in style with his leading lady, and fiancée, Kristen Bell, by his side. Kristen rocked a black satin jumpsuit, while co-star Bradley Cooper sported a sexy leather jacket. The stars all took time to sign autographs for fans who were lining the streets before joining castmates Jason Bateman, Michael Rosenbaum, Tom Arnold, Ryan Hansen, and Joy Bryant for group photos. It looked like they had a great time filming since their red carpet reunion was filled with plenty of laughter. We asked the stars how Dax stacked up as a director and Ryan jokingly rated him an 8.5, saying, "He's got some work to do," while Bradley simply said, "He's awesome; he's incredible." Bradley also mentioned he'd love to try his hand at directing soon, too.
It has been a relatively quiet celebrity news week, with lots of stars taking time off to enjoy the US Labor Day holiday on Monday. The Venice Film Festival continued with more appearances from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Colin Firth, while the Toronto Film Festival also got underway. London hosted high profile parties, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie celebrating what would’ve been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, and Emma Watson and Kylie Minogue getting glammed up for the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Joel Edgerton left the Sydney set of The Great Gatsby to attend the premiere of Warrior in LA, while another Aussie, Melissa George, celebrated the release of her film A Lonely Place to Die. Step inside our gallery for more celebs, including Kate Bosworth, Adele and Sarah Jessica Parker!
If you were to judge The Change-Up based on its title, you might think the movie would, well, change things up. But you can probably guess what happens when two men who are polar opposites switch bodies. Jason Bateman stars as David Lockwood, an overworked lawyer with three kids who is best friends with Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds), a playboy and struggling actor, who sleeps until midday and loves to smoke pot. One drunken night out, the two wish for each others' lives and wake up to find their wish has come true.
The fact that this movie is based on the oft-seen body-switching premise means it automatically feels stale, and the raunchy, adult humour that could have set it apart often feels gratuitous and forced. It's Freaky Friday for adults — and not in a good way.
Horrible Bosses highlights a common pain of the gainfully employed: working your butt off for someone you hate. Though the movie may be preying on your plight, it's a laugh-filled escape from an oppressive office. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day star as three friends who are so unhappy at their respective workplaces that they come to an extreme conclusion: to murder their three bosses. Bateman plays Nick, a financial exec trying to move up in the corporate world, but he's roadblocked by his company's malicious CEO (Kevin Spacey). Sudeikis is content at work until his kindly boss dies, leaving the family business to his drug-addicted loser son (Colin Farrell). Lastly, Day's character Dale is the assistant to a sultry dentist (Jennifer Aniston) who sexually harasses him at all hours of the workday.
The plot may be far-fetched — would three well-adjusted guys really plot to kill their bosses? — but the premise works thanks to clever writing of John Francis Daley (of Freaks and Geeks fame) and Michael Markowitz. And really, the movie is so funny that it's easy to suspend your disbelief.
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