Australian entertainment industry magazine Encore took to the public — well, 3,500 people — to find out who the country’s most liked celebrities are. (While they were at it, they also worked out the nation’s most disliked celebrities.) The interesting thing about the lists is that the top two on both hold the same position from last year, proving that Australia’s love (or hate) for them isn’t fleeting. The most liked list, which is made up of mostly actors and a couple of comedians, also makes it seem like Aussies prefer veteran stars who have also experienced international success — at 31, Hamish Blake is the youngest in the top 10. Even if you already know who got the top spot based on last year’s result, click through to see the rest.
Showing Hollywood exactly what we're made of, Australian celebrities have hit the red carpet in LA to attend the 10th Annual G'Day USA Black Tie Gala. Some of our favourite stars, including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Bella Heathcote and Toni Collette, are wowing the crowds with their fresh-faced beauty, with some opting for a key feature (like Toni's bold lip) and others going au naturale, like Elle Macpherson. We're zooming in on all the best looks, so click through for a pretty perve!
So many amazing outfits, so little time! This week's round up of the top 10 best dressed celebrities brings a good mix of red carpet looks and street style, and that's just the way we like it. Who else but Kate Moss would incite outfit envy while she ran errands, wearing a simple striped jumper and tight pants? Who else makes us want to whip up to Valentino just so we can wear a pair of his heels when we walk the streets like Miranda? No one, really — and that's why these ladies are regualr fixtures in our best-dressed list. As for red carpet styles? Taylor Swift knocked it out of the park with her sexy mini, and Olivia Palermo? Well, she's Olivia Palermo — of course she nailed her black Dior sheath. There's plenty more to see, so click through the gallery and tell us what you think!
It's been a jam-packed week this time round! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrived at JFK together on November 24, confirming that their relationship is alive and well, while Miranda Kerr was kept with her hands full — with son Flynn and then with a couple of bras from Victoria's Secret! Leonardo DiCaprio was snapped leaning in for a big kiss with a new-on-the-scene blonde, while Mary-Kate Olsen gave her love a peck on the cheek, and Scarlett Johansson and co-star Jessica Biel hit the red carpet to premiere their new movie, Hitchcock. That's not even the half of it — there's plenty more to check out from the week, so click through the gallery and enjoy!
Can you guess which leading lady stepped out in Beverly Hills last night in this stunning Alex Perry dress? The frock of choice came courtesy of Alex's very refined Autumn/Winter '13 collection, and the designer's signature corsetry is working an absolute treat on this loveable Australian actress. Go on now, take a jab!
Jessica Biel wore Gucci to the LA premiere of Hitchcock last night. She was joined on the red carpet by two of her fellow leading ladies, a Dolce & Gabbana-clad Helen Mirren and Toni Collette, in Alex Perry. Jessica tweeted a photo of herself with Helen and Toni, captioning it, "Lemme tell you about my girl crush on these two . . . Helen and Toni!"
The trio were together for another screening Sunday in NYC with co-star Scarlett Johansson, who missed out on the West Coast event. Scarlett was at the Late Show yesterday, having stayed behind in the Big Apple ahead of her 28th birthday, which is today! Hitchcock is released in Australia on Jan. 10.
Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel attended the NYC premiere of their movie, Hitchcock, last night at the Ziegfeld Theatre. They went for very different looks on the red carpet: Scarlett was edgy in a Rodarte mini, while Jessica went for something a bit more mature in an Oscar de la Renta combo, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Jessica and Scarlett posed for photos alongside their co-stars Toni Collette, Helen Mirren and Danny Huston after doing a long day of press at the junket together. Jessica joked on Twitter about how the ladies all looked at different photographers during the group shots. She wrote, "Our Hitchcock cast! Clearly no one knew where to look and when . . . " Missing from the fun was Anthony Hopkins, who plays the title role. Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock impression looked quite good from Hitchcock's trailer, and Aussie moviegoers can see it for themselves when the picture arrives in cinemas on Jan. 10.
A few weeks ago, media and special guests were invited to a Sydney preview screening of the new Australian film Mental. P.J. Hogan, who wrote and directed the dark comedy, was on hand to introduce the picture, asking the audience to watch with an “open mind.” Following the screening, P.J. and stars Rebecca Gibney, Deborah Mailman and Sam Clark stayed back for a Q&A session, where P.J. revealed most of the film was based on his experiences growing up, and that central character Shaz, portrayed by Toni Collette, was/is a real person. (Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber also star.) A few days later I sat down with P.J. and Rebecca for a cosy chat to find out more about the film, including what it was like for P.J. to reunite with Toni, his Muriel’s Wedding leading lady, how Rebecca felt about gaining weight for her role, and how they struck a balance between comedy and darkness. Click through for their responses!
Most of us probably remember a time growing up when we felt there must’ve be something wrong with us because we didn’t always fit in. So what happens when you have five girls experiencing that in the one family? You get Mental, a movie about a mother who can’t cope (Rebecca Gibney) and a busy politician father (Anthony LaPaglia) who ships her off to a mental hospital under the guise of a holiday. Unable to deal with the girls himself, he recruits a hitchhiker named Shaz (Toni Collette) off the street to be their nanny.
Toni reunited with her Muriel’s Wedding director P.J. Hogan for the Australian comedy; he also wrote the script. It looks like it’s filled with the same zany humour that made Hogan’s 1994 film an Aussie favourite, with no shortage of colourful characters, from Collette’s lead to the five supporting young girls. Mental is out on Oct. 4 but you can check out the trailer after the break.
It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! In the lead up to the day that celebrates the most special women in our lives, we’re checking out some of our favourite Australian celebrity mums with their adorable little ones, from Miranda Kerr and cutie pie Flynn to Princess Mary and her royal brood of four. The latest star to join the club is Jessica Marais, who gave birth to daughter Scout Edie Stewart yesterday. And if you’re still in need of the perfect gift for mum, Fab and Bella have been running gift guides every day to make present-buying a little easier!