This week in casting news, Imogen Poots has scored a high-profile adaptation, Will Smith nailed down his next project, and Chris Pratt is the latest name to be associated with Jurassic World. Meanwhile, Downton Abbey's gone-but-never-forgotten Dan Stevens has scored two big-screen parts. What else is going down in Hollywood? Click through to see the biggest casting news of the week!
Jamie Dornan (aka Christian Grey) wasn't the only one to seal a deal last week. Will Smith has come aboard a supernatural thriller, Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in the singer's upcoming biopic, Leonardo DiCaprio has snatched up the rights to a book that hasn't even been published yet, and John Krasinski may be adding his name to the laundry list of actors in Cameron Crowe's upcoming comedy. Get all the details inside.
Justin Timberlake took the VMAs and Brooklyn by storm today — he won four awards including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, and rocked his way through an epic performance with the help of an *NSYNC reunion. Of course, Justin was the man of the evening, stealing moments with everyone from Joseph Gordon Levitt to Taylor Swift to Macklemore. As for the reunion, Justin had stayed mum about the much-anticipated moment, but there was other evidence indicating that it would happen. *NSYNC mysteriously appeared on Twitter over the weekend, and former member Lance Bass vaguely shut down the speculation late last week on his SiriusXM radio show.
In honour of Justin's huge night, we're giving him a pat on the back — along with the many other celebrities who congratulated him throughout the evening. Check out the gallery for the glorious pictures of Justin with various friends and colleagues, dancing his way through his performance, and cradling all of his much-deserved Moonmen.
Father's Day is on Sunday, and there's nothing we love more than pictures of celebrity dads with their kids — except maybe our own dads! This year, we're celebrating by going way back and getting nostalgic with vintage pictures of famous fathers and their celebrity kids. Click through to see Billy Ray with an adorable Miley Cyrus, teenage Angelina Jolie with dad Jon Voight, Allison Williams with newscaster dad Brian Williams, and more cute pictures from back in the day!
Miley Cyrus thrusted, twerked and got sexy with teddy bears and Robin Thicke during her showy VMAs performance today in Brooklyn. During the audacious "We Can't Stop"/"Blurred Lines" medley, the cameras cut to some of the audience reactions. Drake looked to be a little bit distracted, but Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and their kids, Willow and Jaden, were literally mouth agape watching Miley's jaw-dropping moves. Enjoy a smile watching the Smiths take in everything Miley had to offer.
At 14, Jaden Smith has already made two feature films with his father, Will Smith, and recently I sat down with the young actor to discuss their latest, After Earth. Jaden dished on his favourite part about working with his dad — "he's like a big, black Yoda" — and the actress he'd love to work with. Take a look before the movie hits cinemas on June 13!
Will and Jaden Smith team up in the futuristic sci-fi film After Earth, and we recently got the chance to talk shop with Smith Sr. The self-proclaimed "gregarious" star told me about the challenges of playing a seriously injured character for nearly an entire movie, being an onscreen father (again!) to his real-life son, and why he almost had to learn Chinese for the role. Take a look before the film comes out on June 13!
As the Northern Hemisphere heats up, all our favourite celebs have been enjoying sunny days on the beach and in inner-city parks. Candice Swanepoel stripped off to reveal an itsy-bitsy yellow bikini on the beach in Miami (reminding us why she deserves those Victoria's Secret Angel wings), while Jason Sudeikis and his fiancée Olivia Wilde were looking loved up in Hawaiian waters. Miranda Kerr took some time out to frolic with son Flynn in New York, where Will Smith and his family were busy premiering his new movie After Earth. And Lara Bingle? She had a suprer cute reunion with her best friend in Sydney — click through to check out these pics and more!
Considering the new movie After Earth stars Will Smith and his son Jaden, the premiere was always going to be a Smith family affair. Will and Jaden were joined by Jada Pinkett, Willow and Trey for today’s NYC red carpet event, where the family posed together and separately for photos. Also on hand for the premiere was Australian actor Lincoln Lewis, who has a role in the film. “#AFTEREARTH was sic! A fun & intense action film Will and jaden are freakin awesome... As usual!” tweeted Lincoln, but he also discovered his role has been reduced when he added, “Unfortunately the original start got cut so most of mine & cadets stuff won't be in final cut, but so lucky to have this amazing experience.”
Will Smith made headlines earlier this week when he pulled together a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion on The Graham Norton Show, busting out the popular rap with the help of his friends DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro — these two were also on the red carpet with their respective partners today. Other celebrity guests included Kylie Jenner and Bruce Willis.
Now this is the story all about how . . . Will Smith thrilled The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans by spontaneously breaking out the show’s rap during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. And even better, he got his son Jaden Smith on the act — they were promoting their movie After Earth and sitting alongside The Hangover Part III’s Bradley Cooper and Heather Graham — as well as his DJ, Jazzy Jeff, and Alfonso Ribeiro, who fans will know as Carlton Banks.
It started with Graham asking the father-son duo about whether they had collaborated on music, and then he produced two microphones after Will praised Jaden’s rapping skills. One Smith family performance later, and Will brought up how he had done the Fresh Prince rap the last time he’d been on the show, and that it had amassed over eight million views on YouTube. So how could he top that? By bringing in the big guns. Watch the “Switch”/theme song mash-up, the guys dancing to “Jump On It,” and Heather Graham really getting into the performance when you keep reading.