The first annual YouTube Video Awards hit the Internet on Monday, and it quickly turned into a big social experiment. The award show itself was completely strange, kind of a mess, and oddly entertaining. Jason Schwartzman as a host? Rashida Jones arriving with babies? Lady Gaga emotionally scarring thousands of people? Whether you tuned in or not, we're rehashing the most bizarre yet interesting moments of the show below.
Stella McCartney's annual Spring preview brought out a range of celebrities to the designer's NYC boutique yesterday. Anne Hathaway, sporting the short-haired look she assumed for her role in Les Misérables, said hello to Stella and made the rounds with her fiancé, Adam Shulman. The role of Fantine in Les Mis is the latest in a series of amazing parts for Anne, including her stint as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Amy Poehler wore bright orange to check out the bash and caught up with fellow actors Jim Carrey and Greta Gerwig. There were plenty of other Stella fans, many of which brought their kids, to see her designs. Lauren Hutton swung by, as did Solange Knowles with her son, Julez. The backyard was decked out with a lemonade stand, Belvedere drinks for the adults, balloons, and even bubbles.
Penelope Cruz continued a busy day of press for To Rome With Love at the movie's Italian premiere last night. She began the morning at a photo call for the Woody Allen picture along with her co-stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, and Roberto Benigni. For the morning event, Penelope donned a black Dolce & Gabanna dress. She showed some brand loyalty by attending the screening in a gold gown from the Italian design duo. Her hair, set in a braided bun, set off her glowing complexion, smokey eye makeup and nude lip. Woody's latest project is another star-studded European affair — check out the To Rome With Love trailer! In addition to Penelope, Alec, Roberto, and Jesse, the film also features Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, and Judy Davis. It's out in Italy next week, but doesn't hit theaters in the US until June after a debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Its Australian release has not yet been announced.
Woody Allen has hit home runs with European-set films Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point and Midnight in Paris, but can he do it again in Italy? We'll have our answer with To Rome With Love, which follows another star-studded cast as their love lives get a little more complicated in — you guessed it — Rome. This time, the line-up includes Jesse Eisenberg as a guy who's seduced by his girlfriend's friend (Ellen Page), Penélope Cruz as an Italian prostitute, and Allen himself wearing some pants that are pulled up very high.
As with Midnight in Paris, it's obvious that the setting is going to be a major character here, which is enough of a reason for me to be enticed by the film. My only gripe is that Page seems a bit miscast as the boyfriend-stealing sexpot, but I can definitely see her and Eisenberg as a match. Watch the trailer when you read more.
Russell Brand had lots of love to share yesterday at the UK premiere of Arthur in London. His wife, Katy Perry, was on hand for the red carpet, and her sparkly nude gown was evidently a hit with Russell. He threw his arms around her to give her a big kiss before temporarily leaving her side in order to pose with his co-stars Greta Gerwig and Helen Mirren, who also had a sweet PDA moment with her own spouse, Taylor Hackford. One castmate didn't make the trek, though, as Jennifer Garner celebrated her 39th birthday back in LA. Katy is on a break from her California Dreams world tour, and she jetted to England after spending the weekend with other celebs at Coachella. Russell arrived in his home country a few days ago to do press for the European opening of his film after a quick round of promotion in Sydney.
From Camilla Belle's silky strands to Amanda Seyfried's rockin' red lip, we've had a wave of gorgeous beauty looks this week, all of which we can't wait to try out for ourselves! If you're looking for a little inspiration or a new look to try for your next night out, have a flick through our gallery at our top five beauty looks of the week and see where you can nab products to recreate the look!
Russell Brand suited up for the New York premiere of his comedy Arthur. He was joined by his leading ladies on the red carpet — Dame Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig — who all stuck to similarly-toned ensembles. Their director Jason Winer and co-star Luiz Guzmán also got in on the red carpet action, as did David Schwimmer with pregnant wife Zoe Buckman, and Billy Crystal. Russell’s wife Katy Perry couldn’t join him as she’s currently touring in Scotland but she wished her comedian husband her best on Twitter. Not that Russell was lacking in female company. Check out our US Sugar Sisters’ hilarious interview with him to see what he had to say about Helen, Jennifer and Greta!
Many of Hollywood's leading ladies stepped out in NYC last night for the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Anne Hathaway celebrated her appointment as co-host of next year's Oscars and spoke about her excitement over the honour. She said, "I found out that I'm one of three women to host since . . . I think it was 1987. Maybe I'm the fourth, I'm not sure. I'm still learning all the amazing statistics that I almost don't want to know because it gets a little bit too intimidating." Black Swan's Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were there to watch as their director, Darren Aronofsky, took home a prize for his work — check out the evening's other winners. Leighton Meester was back in the US after a quick trip to Spain along with Amanda Peet and Julianne Moore.
W magazine's September issue features a lineup of hot young things, including Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The trio is featured alongside Yaya DaCosta, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Gerwig, Kat Dennings and Jessica Chastain in the issue. The actresses posed for an accompanying photo spread and went on to chat about risqué topics. They said:
- Emma Roberts on doing nude scenes: "I don’t know that I'd do a full-on nude scene ever. I've never had a full-on sex scene . . . but we'll see."
- Zoe Kravitz on intimate scenes: "I'll make a sex scene as uncomfortable as I can just to break the ice."
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead on sex scenes: "I prefer to do a love scene with someone I've just met."
- Greta Gerwig on the awkwardness of sex: "I think a lot of sex is very awkward. Instances of awkward love making probably outspace instances of beautiful lovemaking, at least in my experience."