It's hard to outshine a few of the hottest men in Britain, but Helen Mirren found a way. The actress stole the show in London on Sunday night when she took home the best actress award at the 59th Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. Helen was quick with the jokes while accepting her award, saying, "I'm dying for a pee, but I didn't have the five minutes to take off my Spanx." She later joined friend Maggie Smith, who won the award for icon of the year, and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, who took home the editor's award for his contribution to British theatre, for a round of shots. She also stole a chance to share a giggle and a glass of wine with the internet's favourite celebrity, Tom Hiddleston, who was working as a presenter at the award show. Other famous faces included Damian Lewis, Jude Law and Hugh Grant.
Catherine Zeta-Jones put her curves on display in a figure-hugging Maria Lucia Hohan dress and Jerome C. Rousseau heels at the Red 2 premiere in LA last night. She was joined by her co-stars Helen Mirren, who shared a red carpet kiss with her husband, Taylor Hackford, and Bruce Willis, who managed to avoid any premiere PDA with his wife, Emma Heming Willis, but did shoot her loving glances on the carpet. Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich, who also star in Red 2, were also on hand to celebrate the project.
The entire cast has been busy promoting the movie on late-night talk shows over the past week and Mary-Louise shared a funny story about Bruce when she appeared on Conan on Tuesday. She explained that Bruce managed to take out a bee with his prop gun when the doomed creature was buzzing near just inches from her face during filming. Mary-Louise said, "He shot it dead. Because he's Bruce Willis, so he can shoot a bee, and it's not going to take out part of my nose or something."
The Jameson Empire Awards were held in London last night and some of the UK’s brightest film stars were on hand for the big event. The big winner was Skyfall, which picked up best film, best director for Sam Mendes, and a special Empire Inspiration award. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey picked up best sci-fi/fantasy film and best actor for its lead Martin Freeman, while an absent Jennifer Lawrence was honoured with best actress for her work in The Hunger Games.
Helen Mirren’s contribution to film was acknowledged when she was dubbed an Empire Legend. Newcomers Tom Holland from The Impossible and Samantha Barks from Les Misérables were also handed statuettes, and Daniel Radcliffe won an Empire Hero award. Others who attended include Tom Hiddleston, Sam Claflin and Kevin Spacey. Click through to see the best pictures and see the full list of winners here.
Talk about being thrown in the deep end! It's only the first week back at work, but we've been inundated with a plethora of beauties stepping out looking, well, beautiful, this week. Marion Cotillard and Emily Blunt stole the show at the Critics' Choice Awards, both with skin so immaculate it could have been photoshopped, while Lea Michele and Karolina Kurkova showed off their takes on braids at various events. Taylor Swift, Allison Williams and Emily (again) upped the glamour by adding a touch of metallic to their eyes — that's one makeup look that's definitely having a moment! There's plenty more to see, just click through the gallery to get up to speed on this week's best looks!
The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival drew boldfaced Hollywood names yesterday. Stars including Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts and Bradley Cooper were honoured for their on-screen work, while Tom Hanks, Eddie Redmayne, Diane Lane and other celebs presented the evening's awards. We were on the red carpet and inside for the star-studded dinner, where several of the awardees shared moving, funny and heartfelt speeches. Naomi, who accepted the evening's Desert Palm Achievement Award for actress from her The Impossible co-star Tom Holland, thanked her long-time partner, Liev Schreiber, for inspiring her. She also expressed gratitude for their two young sons, Sasha and Kai, for "breathing life into me."
Birthday boy Bradley Cooper — who turned 38 yesterday — gave a short and humble speech when accepting the corresponding award for actor for his work in Silver Linings Playbook. Still, he couldn't escape host Mary Hart, who led the audience in a round of "Happy Birthday" in his honour before he left the stage. As Ben Affleck and his Argo cast closed the show, taking home the Ensemble Performance Award, Ben asked Mary if she'd prompt the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" for him, as well. "When's your birthday?" Mary asked. Ben replied, "August."
It's been a jam-packed week this time round! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrived at JFK together on November 24, confirming that their relationship is alive and well, while Miranda Kerr was kept with her hands full — with son Flynn and then with a couple of bras from Victoria's Secret! Leonardo DiCaprio was snapped leaning in for a big kiss with a new-on-the-scene blonde, while Mary-Kate Olsen gave her love a peck on the cheek, and Scarlett Johansson and co-star Jessica Biel hit the red carpet to premiere their new movie, Hitchcock. That's not even the half of it — there's plenty more to check out from the week, so click through the gallery and enjoy!
Jessica Biel wore Gucci to the LA premiere of Hitchcock last night. She was joined on the red carpet by two of her fellow leading ladies, a Dolce & Gabbana-clad Helen Mirren and Toni Collette, in Alex Perry. Jessica tweeted a photo of herself with Helen and Toni, captioning it, "Lemme tell you about my girl crush on these two . . . Helen and Toni!"
The trio were together for another screening Sunday in NYC with co-star Scarlett Johansson, who missed out on the West Coast event. Scarlett was at the Late Show yesterday, having stayed behind in the Big Apple ahead of her 28th birthday, which is today! Hitchcock is released in Australia on Jan. 10.
Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel attended the NYC premiere of their movie, Hitchcock, last night at the Ziegfeld Theatre. They went for very different looks on the red carpet: Scarlett was edgy in a Rodarte mini, while Jessica went for something a bit more mature in an Oscar de la Renta combo, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Jessica and Scarlett posed for photos alongside their co-stars Toni Collette, Helen Mirren and Danny Huston after doing a long day of press at the junket together. Jessica joked on Twitter about how the ladies all looked at different photographers during the group shots. She wrote, "Our Hitchcock cast! Clearly no one knew where to look and when . . . " Missing from the fun was Anthony Hopkins, who plays the title role. Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock impression looked quite good from Hitchcock's trailer, and Aussie moviegoers can see it for themselves when the picture arrives in cinemas on Jan. 10.
The trailer for Hitchcock looks like it's going to prove that some of the most fascinating movies are the ones about the movie business. Anthony Hopkins plays legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in this drama, which focuses on the time in his life when he was making the film Psycho, as well as his relationship with his wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). As a Hitchcock fan, it's exciting to watch the iconic horror film going through production (which includes a wigged-up Scarlett Johansson as starlet Janet Leigh), though I had no idea that the director had encountered such opposition when he was making Psycho. It's fun watching the drama unfold — and witnessing the sometimes funny dynamic between Hitchcock and his wife.
Hopkins does an impressive rendering of Hitchcock in this preview, but really, everything presented here looks fantastic. There's a great cast (Toni Collette and Jessica Biel also star), a bit of Psycho's signature creepiness (poor Johansson looks like she's genuinely being tortured in the infamous shower scene), and a taste of the tense score by Danny Elfman. Hitchcock comes out Jan. 10, 2013, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.