The Best Kiss Award is one of the most anticipated of the show, and the nominees are always under pressure to provide the audience with a replay of their magical on-screen moment. The MTV Awards are on Monday night an in preparation for the show, we'd like to know who you think will take out the trophy for Best Kiss. There's Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1; Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling for Crazy, Stupid, Love; Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2; Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson for The Hunger Games; and Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum for The Vow. So, who will it be?
It's no accident that The Vow's release date coincides almost perfectly with Valentine's Day. The film promises the kind of epic love story that many of us, like it or not, are more amenable to getting swept up in at this time of year: a man tries to make his wife fall in love with him again after a horrific accident leaves her with no memory of the last four years, or of him. Channing Tatum is endearing as Leo and though he has chemistry with Rachel McAdams's Paige, it almost goes to waste due to the film's lack of focus and uneven plot.
For starters, having a stranger for a husband is just the beginning of Paige's problems. Sometime in the four years she's lost, she went from being a preppy law student to a free-spirited artist. Naturally, when she wakes up, she wants an explanation for why she doesn't talk to her family anymore, what happened to her pretty boy fiancé (Scott Speedman), and why her hair is so "weird." It's understandable that she's a little different from who she used to be, but a complete life transformation is a bit hard to swallow — both for Paige, and for the audience.
To see why The Vow may not be the love story you're expecting, just keep reading.
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams tackle a true story in The Vow, playing a husband and wife trying to rebuild their life after a car accident leaves her with no memory of their relationship. Our US Sugar sisters talked to the onscreen pair at the recent press day for the movie in Beverly Hills. Channing, who is married to fellow actor Jenna Dewan, said being a young husband made him especially connected to the role, and also chatted about his and Rachel's shared tendencies toward romantic fare like The Notebook and Dear John. While the subject of their new movie might be dramatic, they also admitted to some lighter moments on set, and talked about a scene that left Rachel "borderline hallucinogenic." Check out our interview and catch The Vow in cinemas now.
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams posed together at the LA premiere of their new movie The Vow last night. Rachel showed off a dramatic red lipstick look and wore a strapless Vivienne Westwood paired with nude Christian Louboutin heels. Channing’s wife Jenna Dewan joined him for a few photos, though Rachel’s main man Michael Sheen wasn’t there. Former Packed to the Rafters actress Jessica McNamee, who plays Rachel’s sister in the film, stood out in an orange Gucci frock, while Teresa Palmer stepped out to support her boyfriend Scott Speedman, who stars as the former flame of Rachel’s character. Following the screening, the cast and crew headed to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for an after party, where guests snacked on a Ralph Lauren-designed wedding cake.
With Valentine’s Day only a week away, have you made plans for how you’re going to spend it? Whether you’re happily coupled up or loving the single life, there are a few movies out at the moment that would be great viewing for a date with your significant other or friends. Step this way to see some of the most fitting movie options if you’re planning to spend some of Valentine’s Day at the cinema.
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Rachel McAdams is on the promo tour for her new movie The Vow, and she's the second actress in recent weeks to wear an Australian designer while promoting a film. Rachel hit the red carpet The Vow's photo call in Germany, wearing a S/S '12 Collette Dinnigan Mirabelle French applique lace and tulle dress, completing her elegant look with black pumps and diamond stud earrings. And it's not the first time Rachel has donned an Aussie designer dress — while out in London earlier in the week leaving BBC Radio, she was spotted wearing the chic ladylike Winona Skater Dress from Lover's A/W '12 collection, with 3/4 lace sleeves and a black leather collar. You beauty!
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Rachel McAdams has landed the cover of Glamour magazine's February 2012 issue, sporting a volumised, tousled up 'do and bold red lip. The Notebook star talked about her new film The Vow, how she ties her hair up in buns all over her head to get it dry, as well as the various beauty looks she's tried both on- and off-screen.
On her past hairstyles: I always wanted pink hair. I wanted to do my whole head, but my hairstylist, Robert, was like, "How about we start small?" I absolutely loved it. I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don't like to change my hair before I'm about to do [a film] — you never know what that character's going to be.
Her makeup as a competitive figure skater: I definitely was in the sequinned, bedazzled era. We would put blue eyeshadow up our eyebrows, and glitter all over our faces.
On developing her character's look: Yeah, I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It's preferable when it's not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute.
- On dating her costars: "A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don't think it's very conducive; it's too distracting. Every relationship I've had with a coworker has come after the fact, because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie."
- On an early job at McDonald's: "It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn't have time. They were like, 'Hey, the drive-through's backing up. Stop washing your hands!' I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day."
- On learning that her ex Ryan Gosling is some sort of a feminist icon: "Feminist icon? Wow! Is that real? . . . Oh my God, that's great."
The casting of Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as a couple in The Vow kind of made me scratch my head when the news was first announced. Well, now we can all see the two actors paired up in the movie's trailer as they fall in love and get married as young couple Paige and Leo. They don't get to celebrate their nuptials for long, though, because the newlyweds are involved in a car crash together, and though they both survive, Paige wakes up with no memory of Leo or her love for him.
Leo picks up the pieces of losing his wife's love, but he's determined to make the "new" Paige fall for him again. Paige is bewildered by her memory loss and, it seems, resistant to Leo's affections. Scott Speedman helps form a love triangle in Paige's recovery, but given that this looks like an ooey-gooey romance, I'm guessing that Leo's undying commitment will prevail over any hot Felicity alum. Though this sure sounds like a Nicholas Sparks film, it's not (though coincidentally, Tatum and McAdams have both starred in Sparks movies). It's worth it to watch the odd couple in the trailer when you read more.
School might have to be put on hold for ex-Packed to the Rafters star Jessica McNamee. After leaving the show to continue with her university studies and also to do the audition circuit in LA, Jess has scored her first major movie gig, playing Rachel McAdams' sister in the new romantic drama