Rashida went stark in Proenza Schouler's viscose black crepe dress, while Lupita was the most ladylike of the crew in head-to-toe Lanvin, namely the label's grosgrain bowed strapless white dress. Landing somewhere in the middle, Shailene mixed things up with a combination of the two in Calvin Klein Collection's textural halter dress. Which dress is your palette of choice?
Independent films and actors were the stars of the Gotham Awards, which were held in NYC today. Brie Larson cemented her status as one to watch when she won the Best Actress award for her role in Short Term 12, beating out Hollywood favourites such as Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson. Matthew McConaughey's work in Dallas Buyers Club was recognised in the Best Actor category; Michael B. Jordan won the Breakthrough Actor award for his work in Fruitvale Station, and the film Inside Llewyn Davis took home the top honour of Best Feature. The event was also attended by some of our favourite women on TV, including Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler from Parks and Recreation, and Zosia Mamet from Girls.
She leads an "alternative" lifestyle: "I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils," she told Flaunt Magazine, adding that she also makes her own medicines and cheese and also likes to forage for food (check out her recent dinner of wild mushroom risotto). "It's an entire lifestyle. It's appealing to my soul."
She stays active: The actress says she winds down with "15 to 45 minutes of yoga" at night and enjoys outdoors activities as well. "I love to hike, bike, run, jog, walk, and swim . . . pretty much anything that has to do with nature," she told Teen Vogue.
She resists the Hollywood lifestyle: "I think people in this industry make it harder on themselves than they need to. It's easy to be happy. It's easier to be happy than to not be," she said in Flaunt magazine about navigating her growing celebrity.
She's a conscious consumer: After reading the book Farm Sanctuary, Shailene started focusing on how her actions affect the health of both herself and the planet. She also studied indigenous cultures to learn "how their diets affect their bodies and the environment," leading to her decision to change her own purchasing habits. "The amount of waste we have is so frustrating, so at home I try to only buy bulk, and I only go to the farmers markets," she told Coco Eco magazine. "The amount of waste is what inspired me to start researching health and what we can do to live more minimally."
She knows how to indulge smart: Shailene is careful what she puts into her body, even when she's in a junk-food mood. She says she goes to Trader Joe's to stock up on cookies and candy without artificial ingredients, and substitutes fruits and veggies when she can. "I think it's easy to not eat junk food, especially when some vegetables and fruits are just as sweet, such as raspberries and beets. When I feel like eating chips, instead of eating potato chips, I eat plantain chips. They are amazing!" she said in Teen Vogue.
US Elle's annual Women in Hollywood issue focuses on the powerful women who are making big changes in the film industry. The newest round of exceptional actresses discuss everything from making films with strong female leads to standing up against conventional expectations for women in the industry. We know these women inspire us, but what inspires them? We're taking a look at a few insightful quotes from this year's big game changers.
By now, we're all aware of the huge Fifty Shades of Grey casting news that came out this week, but do you know which actors almost scored lead roles in the racy film? The Hollywood Reporter cited sources saying there were quite a few notable actors who either turned down the roles or were too busy to take on the filming schedule. Click through to see what could have been, and if you're still reeling from Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam's castings, find out why Hunnam might actually be perfect for the role.
The trailer for the adaptation of futuristic young adult novel Divergent is here! Shailene Woodley stars as Tris, a teenage girl who has to choose a "faction" in a dystopian US, but she discovers that she's actually classified as divergent, meaning she doesn't fit into any faction — and can't be controlled, which makes her a danger in the eyes of the controlling faction Erudite, the leader of which is played by Kate Winslet. To stay undetected, Tris picks the Dauntless faction, and the trailer gives us a look at the death-defying acts that she and her fellow initiates endure, like jumping off trains and other stunts from the book, like Tris' and Four's (Theo James) Ferris wheel climb.
Whether you've read the book or not, the trailer looks pretty incredible — and so does Tris' tough love interest, Four, whom we see her share a hot kiss with. I'm also excited to see that Winslet's role has been expanded for the movie — it's just one of the things I'm looking forward to in this adaptation. Divergent comes out March next year, but you can watch the trailer now after the jump.
Sam Trammell is the latest actor to be added to the cast of The Fault in Our Stars, joining Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and a few other supporting cast members in the adaptation of the John Green novel. The story revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenager struggling with cancer, who meets a handsome stranger at a cancer support group and finds romance. If you've read the book, see who else has been cast in the movie, which is set for release in 2014.
Comic-Con has wrapped up, and we're taking a look at all the famous faces who showed up in San Diego. A-listers like Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson all popped up to promote their projects, and the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire plugged the much-anticipated sequel with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hemsworth reuniting on the red carpet to introduce the movie's full trailer. The stars of Divergent also hit the ground running as Shailene Woodley stayed close to her castmates Theo James, Zoë Kravitz and Maggie Q during the film's panel, while Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx stopped in to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Meanwhile, Kristen Bell showed up in style to get the crowd pumped for the Veronica Mars movie, and the X-Men: Days of Future Past panel brought out iconic stars like Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen. Another famous Ian — Somerhalder, that is — kept things festive before joining his castmates for the Vampire Diaries panel on day three. Click through to see all the stars at Comic-Con!
Shailene Woodley didn't take the decision lightly when she signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of Divergent. We caught up with the actress at Comic-Con, where she joined the rest of the cast to promote Divergent and show off the first footage from the film. Shailene talked about the important "self-love" message of the books, which characters are her favourites, and what it was like to go through the "badarse" training. Watch now!
Comic-Con is here again, and celebrities are already descending upon panels and red carpets to answer questions about your favourite films and TV shows. And while the atmosphere of this annual festival is decidedly relaxed, that doesn't stop our favourite leading ladies from stepping it up on the beauty front. From Hailee Steinfeld's epic manicure to Zoë Kravitz's dip-dyed hair, click through to see some of the top looks from the festival so far.