Nora Ephron’s memorial service was held in NYC yesterday and some of Hollywood’s biggest names flocked to the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall to pay their respects. Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Steven Spielberg, Martha Stewart, Steve Martin and Sally Field were just some of the stars who attended the service for the filmmaker behind classics such as When Harry Met Sally . . ., Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Nora passed away on June 26 after a battle with leukaemia and stars were quick to share anecdotes and memories from working with her.
Most actors have to do heaps of small jobs before they hit the big time — and that includes pretending to have pimples and bad hair for TV commercials! Just check out a blonde Leighton Meester advertising Clearasil back in the day. What would B and the Constance girls say about it, we wonder? Watch how Miss Meester and four other future stars, including Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and model-turned-actress Malin Akerman pitched products now!
Anne Hathaway joined a variety of current and former Saturday Night Live stars for the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Gala on Thursday evening. Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Abby Elliott and more had the evening off from prepping for the weekend's new episode, which Anne hosted. Anne made a rare public appearance with boyfriend Adam Shulman on her arm, while Tina Fey also enjoyed a date night with her husband, Jeff Richmond. Lately, Anne has been inseparable from her Love and Other Drugs co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, who hit the town instead with Natalie Portman for a charity party.
On Friday I asked you all to rack your brains for movie couples you want to see team up again and you guys came up with some pretty good responses. Some of you re-affirmed my ideas for a Zooey Deschanel/Joseph Gordon-Levitt reunion, while others firmly believed that Jennifer Aniston has chemistry with all of her leading men. Here are the top five couples that you, dear Poppettes, thought should get together for another film.
Lindsay Lohan bucked the gown trend and opted for a short, tight, white dress for the Chopard 150th Anniversary Party during Cannes Monday night. LL might be letting loose on the Riviera but she's in trouble back home in LA, where her lawyer reiterated that Lindsay needs to be back for her Thursday court date. Kate Beckinsale continues to grace as many red carpets as possible as one of the festival's judges. Naomi Watts is in France to premiere both Fair Game and her Woody Allen project You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, while Marion Cotillard was fresh off the Christian Dior cruise show in Shanghai. Paris Hilton twittered updates throughout the evening and was especially excited to tell Nicole Richie that her dad Lionel performed.
Sandra Bullock joins the list of amazing celebrity adoptive mums! Jessica Alba helps Kate Hudson avoid a wardrobe malfunction at the Tribeca Film Festival, Ashley Greene poses for a magazine as her Twilight costars start reshoots and Eva Longoria Parker launches her new fragrance with support from her fellow Desperate Housewives.
Looks like Meg Ryan may have found herself a new Aussie hunk. Meg made headlines years ago when she had an affair with Russell Crowe, which eventually helped to end her marriage to Dennis Quaid. Now she’s reportedly hooked up with Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon. This week’s Woman’s Day claims the two have had a string of “cosy” dinner dates in LA, with one even four hours long which involved some hand holding. Julian was in Sydney in August with girlfriend Kelly Paniagua and was previously married to Dannii Minogue and actress Brooke Burns. Meg was most recently linked to Hollywood producer Graham King and was previously romantically linked to Friends star Matthew Perry. Meanwhile, Julian’s rep couldn’t say if his client was still with Kelly.