Twerking has been around for decades, but it's just now starting to make a name for itself in mainstream pop culture. The exploding dance style has been adapted by popular music artists, including Miley Cyrus and One Direction's Harry Styles, and has been featured in a wide range of YouTube videos, memes, and even movies and TV shows. Just this week, a new Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Lil Twist collaboration, called "Twerk," hit the Internet. But how do we know the twerking trend is here to stay? Well, the Oxford English Dictionary added the twerk to its quarterly update. Instead of including the definition, we're going to hand it over to Morgan Freeman, who read the definition of twerking while guest anchoring on Morning Express With Robin Meade. Take it away, Morgan!
After an exciting few days in France for the Cannes Film Festival, Isla Fisher was back in NYC today for the premiere of her new movie Now You See Me (out Aug. 29). She was joined by some of the esteemed actors in the mostly-male cast, including Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo, who brought along his wife, Sunrise Coigney, and their three young children. In the film, Isla, Jesse, Woody and Dave Franco are a magic group act who steal money from corrupt business leaders and return it to their audiences during their acts. Meanwhile the FBI is trying to catch them and work out how they’ve been pulling off their daring heists.
Isla’s appearance in NYC today means she’ll be absent from tonight’s Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby, which will still have a huge star presence thanks to Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, and filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, along with a host of local talent.
Tom Cruise hugged, chatted and giggled with his co-stars at the Oblivion premiere in LA last night. He made a Burberry-wearing Olga Kurylenko crack a smile on the red carpet and later shared a big hug with Andrea Riseborough, who wore a glamorous Elie Saab frock. He also flirted with his fans, who had crowded the Dolby Theatre for a chance to see Tom, who signed autographs and even kissed the hand of one woman. Other stars at the event included Game of Thrones knight Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman, who spent his time on the red carpet chatting with Olga and Tom while decked out in a tuxedo.
This was Olga's second big premiere in a row as she attended the screening of To the Wonder with co-stars Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams the previous night. She's had a packed schedule for the past few weeks, travelling the globe with Tom to premiere their film in South America and Europe. While in Germany, news circulated that Tom had commented that he "didn't expect" his divorce from Katie Holmes during an interview on a TV show. However, his rep now reveals that the quotes were entirely fabricated and he didn't address his recent divorce at all. Oblivion is in cinemas now.
The stars of The Dark Knight Rises gathered in London yesterday evening for their UK premiere. Anne Hathaway wore a Gucci gown with an intricate neckline to pose on the carpet with co-stars Tom Hardy and Christian Bale. Marion Cotillard, one of Dior's spokeswomen, showed her brand loyalty in an ensemble from the Christian Dior Couture collection designer Raf Simons sent down the runway just two weeks ago. The event also had a royal touch with Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie in attendance. Both Anne and Marion changed up their looks since Monday's NYC debut of The Dark Knight Rises. For the Big Apple screening, Anne wore white Prabal Gurung and Marion also donned a light, poufy Dior creation. The final instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is out in Australia today, and so far, critics are nearly uniform in their praise for the finished product.
Stars including Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts and Katherine Heigl were out in LA on Thursday night for the AFI Life Achievement Award gala honouring Shirley MacLaine. Plenty of veteran Hollywood actors also paid tribute to Shirley — Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, and Shirley's own brother, Warren Beatty, were on hand. Julia and Katherine both took the stage to lavish praise on Shirley. Julia Roberts said of Shirley, her Steel Magnolias costar, "She has it all, she can do it all . . . How can I put this? She's got balls."
Katherine had more kind words for Shirley. She said, "You taught me this exceptional lesson: to hold my freakin' own." On the red carpet though, Katherine talked about her family, husband Josh Kelley, 3-year-old Naleigh, and newly adopted infant Adalaide. She said, "I definitely want more kids! I think we decided on three, but I'm pushing for four."
Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at the Producers Guild Awards held at LA's Beverly Hilton Saturday night. He made his way down the red carpet before the event without the help of the black cane he's been carrying recently. Brad chatted with press and stopped to talk with PopSugar US about his first reaction to seeing Angelina's In the Land of Blood and Honey and if he has plans to direct. Brad said "hell no!" in regards to directing, so for now it seems Angelina will remain the only member of their family stepping behind the camera.
Angelina, who was wearing a lace Michael Kors dress and Ferragamo pumps, revealed the biggest compliment she's received about the film. Once inside the event, Brad sat in the audience and was clearly beaming when Angelina took the stage to accept the Stanley Kramer Award from presenter Morgan Freeman. Morgan and Angelina shared a kiss and a hug before she went on to thank her In the Land of Blood and Honey cast and crew. The Artist was once again the big winner on the night, taking home the motion picture of the year award. Also on hand for the latest Hollywood celebration were The Help's Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis, as well as Tobey Maguire, Jason Segel, Judd Apatow, Evan Rachel Wood and Sofia Vergara. The crowd was treated to a special performance by Alicia Keys, who sang her hits "Empire State of Mind" and "No One."
Gisele Bündchen picked a stunning silver gown with a splash of pink for today's AFI Achievement Award ceremony honouring the career of Morgan Freeman in LA. The supermodel joined the man of the evening, as well as some of his friends including Cuba Gooding Jr, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Helen Mirren, Matthew Broderick, and more for the event, which took place at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City. Gisele has been keeping things casual near home in California this week, but she turned up the sexy for this red carpet. Gisele is solo for the moment while her husband Tom Brady is with the Patriots back on the East Coast, where he also participated in his annual best buddies charity event last weekend.
Fashion fans flocked to Italy over the weekend for the Milan Menswear Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week. The Dolce & Gabbana show brought Chace Crawford, Rachel Weisz and Morgan Freeman to the front row, as well as Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves.
The gang changed into even more glamorous outfits for the 20 Years of Menswear dinner on Saturday night. They were joined by Eli Roth and Peaches Geldof, Duffy, Juliette Binoche and Eva Herzigova. Fab wants to know who you think is best dressed.
Jonas Brothers, Lauren Conrad and Jenny McCarthy in This Week's Fun and Funny Celebrity Twitter Photos!
It was another week of fun and memorable Twitter pictures from some of our favourite celebrities. Nick and Joe Jonas were surprised by a big actor and Lauren Conrad made friends with a giraffe. Chelsea Handler caught Betty White and Morgan Freeman kissing, while Jenny McCarthy captured a moment from her date night with Evan. Click through to see the photos we've gathered!