Sometimes when a director and actor meet, it's a match made in movie heaven — so why wouldn't they team up again? Pairings like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have held on to partnerships for years, creating scores of wonderful films. These are the relationships I want to celebrate: that particular kinship between a filmmaker and a muse. Take a look through to see some of my all-time favorite duos.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake traveled to Illinois for the Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble at Medinah Country Club yesterday. Justin, who is a Ryder Cup US ambassador, was teamed with Bill Murray and golfers Lee Trevino and Dave Stockton to play against other groups that included Olympian Michael Phelps, George Lopez, and Scottie Pippen. Jessica watched the action from the crowd, though Justin's team lost to the foursome that included Michael, George, and retired professional golfers Hal Sutton and Lanny Wadkins.
Justin and Jessica were back together after Justin celebrated his bachelor party over the weekend. He and 25 friends kicked the bash off in Las Vegas last week and then continued on to Mexico, where they stayed at the El Dorado Golf & Beach Club. Recent rumors suggest that Jessica and Justin plan to tie the knot at Francis Ford Coppola's Palazzo Margherita in Italy, but we'll have to wait until the two actually make things official to see.
Gwyneth Paltrow took the stage at the New York Film Festival for a special event honoring the 10-year anniversary of The Royal Tenenbaums. In the movie, Gwyneth memorably played the kooky character Margot — and on every Oct. 31 since 2001, there have been plenty of people dressed up in Margot Tenenbaum costumes! Gwyneth joined costars Bill Murray and Anjelica Huston for pictures and a Q&A session with director Wes Anderson as well as co-writer Noah Baumbach. She tweeted a photo from the event, captioning it, "Leaving a special 10th anniversary screening of The Royal Tenenbaums at the NY film festival. I can't believe I'm Margot." The evening of reminiscence came for Gwyneth during a break from her latest Big Apple project. Gwyneth's filming Thanks For Sharing with Mark Ruffalo, and work on that project has taken them from Central Park to Brooklyn and Harlem.
George Clooney changed out of his casual clothes into black tie for The Fantastic Mr Fox premiere at the opening of the London Film Festival in Leicester Square last night. He was joined by Elisabetta Canali, who wore a black outfit like Cindy Crawford and Myleene Klass, while Sophie Dahl matched her dress to the red carpet. Sophie's step-grandmother Felicity was also at the premiere, and said the author of the original book Roald Dahl would have loved it. Earlier in the day George attended a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel with his costars Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Jarvis Cocker and director Wes Anderson, and joked about adopting Brad Pitt's kids after Jarvis had to explain to him what "broody" meant
To see loads more pictures from the press conference, premiere and after party, including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Felicity Dahl, Thandie Newton, Jonathan Ross, Jane Goldman, Ben Kingsley, Myleene Klass, Dexter Fletcher and Mariella Frostrup, just read more
Following the fabulous Shaun of the Dead, zombie horror comedy flicks have to work a little harder in my book, but I enjoyed the trailer for new movie Zombieland starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Abigain Breslin and Woody Harrelson. With the amusing tagline "Nut up or shut up", the film focuses on two guys and the rules they've worked out to survive in a world overrun with zombies. It's out on November 27 in the UK, so check out the trailer and let me know — will you see it or skip it?