The Dark Knight Rises hits cinemas today following its European premiere in London last night, and we're most excited to see Anne Hathaway kick some tail in her role as Catwoman. But Anne isn't the first actress to slink into that iconic leather jumpsuit. Women have been portraying Catwoman since the 1960s, and while we're sure Anne will be great, she's got some pretty big cat ears to fill. From Eartha Kitt to Michelle Pfeiffer, click through to see which ladies have played Batman's sexy sidekick.
Johnny Depp joined his Dark Shadows director Tim Burton and co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Moretz, Bella Heathcote and Eva Green in London yesterday evening. The group first premiered their new film Monday in LA, where Johnny also fit in a quick taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday afternoon. Johnny talked about several of his famous friends during his chat with Jimmy and even took questions from some of his many impersonators. Dark Shadows, in which Johnny plays a vampire from the 1700s trying to adapt to life in the 1970s, is his eighth collaboration with Tim Burton. Early reviews of Dark Shadows and its off-kilter mix of horror and comedy have been lukewarm, but audiences will have a chance to decide for themselves from today as it's in cinemas now.
Johnny Depp wore a black suit and his signature shades for the LA premiere of Dark Shadows on Monday night. He was joined by the star-studded cast on the black carpet, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloë Moretz, director Tim Burton and Australian actress Bella Heathcote. Johnny invited Steven Tyler to the premiere, who said Johnny pleaded, “Come to the premiere and come jam with us after.” Chloë posted a picture on Instagram of Johnny playing on stage with Steven and Alice Cooper.
The cast have also been promoting the film with talk show appearances, including an amusing chat with Ellen DeGeneres, where Johnny revealed his fear of dancing. He said, “I fear it more than anything in the world,” and joked that he’d rather “swallow a bag of hair.” Dark Shadows is the eighth collaboration between Johnny and Tim. It’s released nationally on May 10.
I didn't have huge expectations for Dark Shadows, the film adaptation of the '60s drama series about a vampire, but I can still say that the trailer for the film is so not what I was expecting. Sure, the preview is painted in dreamy grey tones, as we've come to know from Tim Burton, and Johnny Depp is once again covering up his beautiful face with pale white makeup. But beyond that, there are a lot more jokes than I had anticipated, plus disco music and an all-around cartoonish vibe.
The film follows Barnabas Collins (Depp), a guy who is turned into a bloodsucker by an evil witch (Eva Green) and emerges hundreds of years later in the '70s. Comedy ensues as he rejoins his new family members, is puzzled by the TV set, and clashes with a young Chloë Moretz on the meaning of the term "stoned." There's really no better word for this preview than "wacky," but suffice it to say that it succeeded in catching my attention. Another bonus: Aussie rising star Bella Heathcote stars as Barnabas' first love.
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Celebrities hit the red carpet for the premiere of New Year's Eve in Hollywood today, and as usual there was tough competition on who sported the best hair and makeup looks. From Fergie's old school Hollywood glamour style with blonde curls and a bold red lip to Michelle Pfeiffer's ringlets and Sofia Vergara's bombshell waves, we're turning the table to you to get your opinion. Which beauty takes out this battle?
The Hollywood premiere of New Year’s Eve, the latest ensemble film from director Garry Marshall, took place in LA today, and lots of the stars hit the black carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to celebrate its debut. Lea Michele, in a sexy, plunging Valentino dress, seemed to have a great time with her onscreen love interest Ashton Kutcher, and she also had the support of some of her Glee guys, such as Cory Monteith and Darren Criss. Katherine Heigl and Sofia Vergara matched in their black, strapless dresses, while Hilary Swank, Fergie and Abigail Breslin opted for sparkly creations. Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer stuck together for some shots, and have been doing lots of their press together. Other stars in the movie include Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ryan Seacrest. New Year’s Eve is released in Australia on Dec. 8.
The Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute, held inside LA's Four Seasons Hotel yesterday, brought out many A-list stars to toast honourees Jennifer Aniston, Barbra Streisand, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen, and DreamWorks studio head Stacey Snider. Jennifer Aniston brought boyfriend Justin Theroux along for the bash, and she looked amazing in a Kaufmanfranco dress. Elizabeth and Freida, meanwhile, picked Calvin Klein dresses for the occasion.
Yesterday's Elle's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute drew a star-studded style crowd to The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. We spotted gorgeous cocktail dresses and evening gowns worthy of a major fête: Jennifer Aniston made a jaw-dropping appearance in a Kaufmanfranco metallic mini, Elizabeth Olsen went minimalist in Calvin Klein, and Nicole Richie brought her signature boho glamour to the red carpet in a soft, one-shouldered gown. Inside, get a glimpse of the rest of the gorgeous women in Hollywood — there's a few!
If you remember last year's ensemble comedy Valentine's Day, then you already know everything you need to about New Year's Eve. It's got the same formula — a group of people's love lives intersect in the name of a special time of year — only this time we've got a new holiday and (some) new faces. So who's starring this time around? The laundry list is too long to complete here, but most notably we've got Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Robert DeNiro. Yes, Robert DeNiro. Now, don't get me wrong: I love a good sappy romantic comedy just as much as the next girl, but everything about this trailer just feels so uninspired. Even the couplings failed to pique my interest (something about seeing Rachel Berry getting seduced by scruffy Kutcher made me feel icky). Perhaps I'm being too harsh though, so check it out and judge for yourself.
Is the sequel to Valentine's Day trying to top the star power of the first film? It sure seems so: the latest casting news for New Year's Eve has Sarah Jessica Parker joining the cast, along with Zac Efron and Halle Berry, who are in talks to appear as well. The ensemble romantic comedy has already attracted the likes of Hilary Swank, Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Abigail Breslin, as well as folks from Valentine's Day, like Jessica Biel. As for the new recruits, Parker will play Breslin's devoted mum, Berry's role is as a caterer who encounters an ex, and Efron will play a bike messenger working for Pfeiffer. That's already a lot to keep straight, so let's hope that this holiday-themed flick is a little less tangled than its predecessor.