Adaptations are all the rage, and the upcoming big-screen version of Jonathan Tropper's novel This Is Where I Leave You is one we're eagerly anticipating, since we loved the book about a dysfunctional family begrudgingly coming together.
Adaptations are all the rage, and the upcoming big-screen version of Jonathan Tropper's novel This Is Where I Leave You is one we're eagerly anticipating, since we loved the book about a dysfunctional family begrudgingly coming together. The movie now has a release date of Sept. 12, and if you've read the book, you'll want to see who's playing whom. Jason Bateman is on board to fill the shoes of main character Judd Foxman, one of four siblings who assemble to sit shiva when their father dies, along with Tina Fey and a Girls star. See everyone who's in the cast here.
Award season is off and running! This morning the nominees for the Spirit Awards — independent film's answer to the Oscars — were announced, and there's lots of love for movies that have been getting buzz for a while now, like 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, and Fruitvale Station. There are also some surprises in the bunch, like the multiple nominations for All Is Lost and Frances Ha.
It's fun to see indie films getting recognition, along with some early nominations that we hope to see pop up in other award-season lists — particularly those for Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The show will take place March 1, the day before the Oscars, and you can see the full list of nominees after the jump.
The 2013 American Music Awards took over Nokia Theatre in LA on Sunday night, and there were plenty of must-see moments! Host Pitbull kicked off the night by giving audience members a lesson in booty-shaking dance moves with the help of a group of female dancers. Justin Timberlake took home the first award of the night for favorite pop/rock male artist, and he celebrated by running through the audience to dole out high-fives. He later grabbed two more honors. Meanwhile, Katy Perry channeled her inner geisha for a Japan-inspired performance of "Unconditionally" while the boys from One Direction got serious for their soulful new song "Story of My Life." Miley Cyrus confused some by singing "Wrecking Ball" accompanied by a digital cat, and Rihanna picked up a big honor, the icon award, from her mom. So much more went down, including Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's political performance and Taylor Swift's big artist of the year win — click through to see all the action!
During an interview with the Today show, Prince Harry talked about the extreme weather conditions that have put his South Pole trek on hold, showing off some new facial hair ahead of the excursion. Prince Harry is part of Team UK, named Team Glenfiddich, for the Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. The group traveled from Cape Town, South Africa, to Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica last week to adjust to freezing temperatures, but extreme conditions have forced them to stay inside for part of their trip. Prince Harry told Today, "It's amazing how in six hours your morale can go from — I mean, it was pretty high. Almost, sort of, pouring over the edge. And suddenly, rock bottom." He added that while it's usually sunny with blue skies this time of year, the weather forecast seems to be getting worse.
Prince Harry's team isn't the only one affected by the conditions. Team USA, which includes Alexander Skarsgard, had to delay their trip from South Africa last week, eventually departing this past Friday. Still, despite what Prince Harry said, his morale doesn't seem to be too low, as he was busy laughing and making funny faces at the group on camera. He was also all smiles alongside actor Dominic West, a member of Team Commonwealth, while the pair checked kit weights for their trek.
Justin Timerlake made his own Taylor Swift surprise face ahead of accepting the award for favorite soul/R&B album at the American Music Awards. Considering this was the second of three AMAs he won Sunday night and that he's had an overall awesome year, we doubt JT was actually very shocked. But he didn't miss the chance to have a little fun with winning. And Taylor, who got cozy with Justin backstage earlier in the night, seemed to love it.
The cute boys of One Direction were among the many performers who took to the stage at the American Music Awards this weekend. The popular group sang "Story of My Life" from their highly anticipated record Midnight Memories. The understated performance was great, and the boys were, as always, adorable. Who else is still swooning?
One Direction had all the young girls screaming when they arrived at the 2013 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday. During the show, the group picked up the award for favorite pop/rock album for Take Me Home and is also nominated favorite pop/rock band/duo/group. One Direction also took the stage as one of a number of pop acts who performed at the award show. Other performers include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Macklemore, and Luke Bryan.
Despite the fact that this week was filled with memorials, anniversaries, and mourning, we couldn't help but look for a little bit of optimism, too. It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy's fateful day in Dallas, inspiring commemorations across the US. Meanwhile left-wing extremists marched through Prague, Czech Republic, in remembrance of the Velvet Revolution, and civilians in India mourned Robert Thorpe on the 145th anniversary of his death. On the lighter side, President Barack Obama shared a few laughs with Oprah Winfrey in the White House, the New York Stock Exchange was on a serious upswing, and the Magical Ice Kingdom celebrated its opening in London, England. Keep reading to see all the best pictures from the week.