Goodness, this has been an exciting week for film! Shailene Woodley nabbed a lead role, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are collaborating, Christina Applegate is in talks for a reboot, Tom Cruise may play a famous TV man, and Ryan Gosling has added Saoirse Ronan to his directorial debut. See all those and more in this week's biggest casting news!
When there's a major celebrity event happening somewhere in the world, you can bet that the stars will be tweeting about it. This week, the Golden Globes were a major topic of discussion, especially for the super talented Lena Dunham who took home two awards. Aside from the obvious, there were three highlights for her over the course of the night — you'll find out what they were in this gallery. Actress Olivia Wilde took to Twitter to address the news of her engagement to funnyman Jason Sudeikis, while Taylor Swift let her fans know that she was okay after a slight run-in with Michael J. Fox. Juicy, right? Get clicking to read more from all your favourite celebs!
Disney's latest animated feature film Wreck-It Ralph, in cinemas now, follows video game characters from different eras who each live in their game's "world" inside a modern arcade. Wreck-It Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, is the villain of his '80s game, Fix-It Felix, Jr., while Fix-It Felix, Jr., (Jack McBrayer) is the hero. Sarah Silverman voices Vanellope von Schweetz of the '90s Mario Kart-esque game Sugar Rush, and Sergeant Calhoun, voiced by Jane Lynch, is the badass leader of the most modern game, Hero's Duty. The movie has a lot of fun with nostalgia — just look at their 1982 Fix-It Felix, Jr. and 1997 Sugar Rush Speedway commercials — so when we sat down to talk to John, Jack, Jane and Sarah, we asked them what they most missed from the '80s and '90s. Watch now to find out which actors miss the music of the '90s and which video games the castmates played growing up!
What a massive week it's been, and it all started with the smallest of things — the teeny tiny baby growing inside Kate Middleton's belly! The watching world was whipped into a total frenzy as Kate and Wills' news — and her subsequent hospitalisation — became public knowledge. Also in London, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman attended the world premiere of their new film Les Misérables (get the tissues ready, it hits cinemas December 26), while across the pond, in New York, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were stealing attention as they seemingly made their relationship official. And of course, our favourite mother-and-son duo Miranda and Flynn were out and about again, looking so happy and sweet together. There's a lot more to check out from the week — you better get clicking!
Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly walked the red carpet at the Sydney premiere of Wreck-It Ralph at Event Cinemas on George St last night. The funny duo voice the lead stars in the new Disney animation, which is out on Boxing Day. Unlike most traditional voice recording sessions for animation, which usually involve the actors working in the booths on their own, the cast of Wreck-It Ralph, including Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, came together for a few scenes of the video game-based comedy, which allowed for lots of improvisation. The timing of the Sydney premiere also coincided with Sarah’s first Australian stand-up comedy tour — she performed at the Opera House on Friday and has a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Dec. 8.
San Diego got a star-studded dose of excitement when Comic-Con rolled into town late last week. The annual convention brings superfans together with celebrities promoting their upcoming big- and small-screen projects, and our US editors were right there on the scene.
The cast of Breaking Dawn Part 2 kicked things off and shared their memories ahead of the release of the final instalment in November. Michelle Williams joined Mila Kunis for a panel on Oz: The Great and Powerful, and Mila returned to chat up Family Guy. Matt Damon swung through with Elysium, and Jessica Biel linked up with her Total Recall buddies Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale. There was more fun on Saturday night with The Vampire Diaries gang gathering for press and a party, and some of the True Blood guys — like Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell and Joe Manganiello — on the scene, too. Kerry Washington rolled through with Django Unchained, and even the Glee kids stepped out.
Take a look at all the star-studded action!
The trailer for Take This Waltz has "precious indie movie" written all over it, right down to the fact that the preview gives us little in the way of plot. Instead, we glean what we can from watching Michelle Williams lead a comfortable married life with Seth Rogen, until she's enticed by a handsome new guy (played by Luke Kirby).
Though I wish this preview had more dialogue, I'm already looking forward to seeing Seth Rogen step outside his comfort zone with some deeper material than what he's usually given, and I can't wait to see him and Williams as an onscreen couple. The film marks the sophomore directing effort from Sarah Polley (who also directed Away From Her). Check out the trailer when you read more.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were among the famous faces at a Band of Outsiders and Net-a-Porter Summer bash in LA last night. Busy Philipps and Andrew Garfield also came out to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the event, which featured a screening of Bill Murray's Meatballs. It was Nicole's second outing of the week after she attended the launch of Charlotte Ronson Beauty at Il Sole on Tuesday. Busy was on hand during a break from the set of Cougar Town, which her co-star Courteney Cox was spotted filming with a few canine friends earlier this week. Andrew, who recently celebrated his 28th birthday, showed his support for the brand and posed with creative director Scott Sternberg while Sarah Silverman chatted with Busy and other pals.
Diane Kruger rocked a shorts suit last night for a party thrown by US InStyle. The bash, held inside West Hollywood's London Hotel, brought out other starlets like Jaime King, Lea Michele and Cat Deeley. Lea tweeted that she had lots of fun at the event and was particularly excited that she had to chance to catch up with Glee guest star Kristin Chenoweth. Diane had a night with her lady friends after a few fun outings with her main man, Joshua Jackson, including a sweet day date last week when she checked out Captain America.
Ryan Gosling might have stolen the show at his Toronto Film Festival premiere last night, but there were plenty of other celebs hitting the red carpet up North. Ryan Phillippe joined Malin Akerman, who was decked out in a bright red dress, to show off their film The Bang Bang Club. She switched gears to chill with Ryan after bonding with Katie Holmes recently on their press tour for The Romantics. Michael C. Hall, meanwhile, had his own co-stars, Taraji P. Henson and Sarah Silverman, by his side for a screening of Peep Show. Jennifer Connelly joined the list of lovely ladies as well showing off her What's Wrong With Virginia. It's been a star-studded few days for the city, and there are more sightings to come before the festival ends on Saturday.