They say you never really want to know how the sausage gets made, but that adage probably wasn't intended for high-fashion images. In fact, the behind-the-scenes videos from some of Autumn 2013's best ad campaigns are almost as beautiful as looking at the finished images. From Mulberry's owl-filled imagery to the nonmodels in Prada's men's campaign, these short clips are definitely worth a look.
Stars are lining up some fun new roles this week: Nicole Kidman has scored a cameo in one of Hollywood's most anticipated sequels, while Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch are joining Emma Stone on Guillermo del Toro's next flick. Jennifer Garner may be teaming up with Kevin Costner, and Brad Pitt has found his next role. Click through to see these tidbits and more of the week's most exciting casting news.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
The Weinstein Company teamed up with Chopard for their pre-Academy Award party at Soho House last night. Stars from the company's films Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained made the rounds on the night before the Academy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence wore a jumpsuit following her afternoon wearing Lanvin at the Independent Spirit Awards, where she picked up a trophy for best female lead, and the movie itself was crowned best picture. Her costar Bradley Cooper, as well as their director David O. Russell, also made the rounds at Soho House. Django's Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Don Johnson also celebrated before the Oscars, along with Salma Hayek and The Vampire Diaries actors Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 25, but we've got all the pictures to keep you sated until then. Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a former slave set on freeing his wife from the clutches of the cruel Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out all the stills of the film, including new shots of Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Photos courtesy of The Weinstein Co.
Quentin Tarantino was joined by the stars of his newest film, Django Unchained, for a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC yesterday morning. We were on the scene to hear the cast talk about the movie, which opens Dec. 25, and discuss what it was like playing slaves and slave-owners.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, and several other actors were on hand to discuss the powerful film, which manages to turn a horrifying tale of slavery into a Spaghetti Western-esque masterpiece. They've all been busy promoting the new movie, which premiered in NYC with some help from Leo's friend Cameron Diaz last week.
Read on to see our five favorite moments from the press conference, including a surprise appearance by Jonah Hill.
Madonna and Kate Winslet lent their star power to the Venice Film Festival this morning. Kate was on hand for a photo call on behalf of her upcoming film Carnage, a Roman Polanski-directed version of the hit play Gods of Carnage. Joining Kate were her costars John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. Kate, whose recent attempt at a vacation on Richard Branson's Necker Island was disrupted by a devastating fire, was nonetheless looking refreshed in a LBD and Michael Kors sandals. Madonna, meanwhile, wrapped up her fun in the South of France in order to attended a press event for her directorial project WE. She had leading ladies Abbie Cornish and Andrea Riseborough for company as they smiled for the cameras. Madonna said her talented exes were partially responsible for her venturing behind the lens. She told reporters today, "I am and was attracted to very creative people, which is why I married Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, two very talented directors. They both encouraged me as a director and as a creative person to do what I did, and they were both very supportive."
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon followed up yesterday's Water For Elephants Barcelona premiere with a more casual photo call this morning. The two costars, along with Christoph Waltz and director Francis Lawrence, are chugging along on their European promotional push, and next up is the UK, where they will be doing the talk-show circuit along with Tuesday's red carpet. Reese and Robert have perfected the art of posing together at all their appearances, and in their downtime, she isn't missing any moments to shop. The onscreen loves look fantastic side by side, but some of his fans may be even more excited about all the newly released Breaking Dawn pictures — from Edward and Bella's sexy honeymoon to a peek at the highly anticipated wedding, we get a sneak peek at the hot Twilight moments!
Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon posed for photos together at last night's premiere of Water For Elephants in Barcelona. It was their latest screening in Europe, after Robert and costar Christoph Waltz had a big evening in Berlin and Reese joined the boys to show off their circus drama in Paris. Reese also took advantage of her time in France to engage in some retail therapy, hitting up shops like Christian Louboutin and Carven. Both Robert and Reese are featured all over our brand-new PopSugar 100 — where do they rank on a list of your All-Time Favorite Stars? The trio of Robert, Reese, and Christoph have been all over the world to show off their film, including lots of travel across the US. We caught up with them at the NYC debut of Water For Elephants, though Rob soon switched gears to spend time back on the set of Breaking Dawn.
Robert Pattinson and his Water For Elephants costar, Christoph Waltz, popped up in Berlin this morning for a photo call. They're in Germany kicking off international press for the film, which opened back in the US last weekend. Their leading lady, Reese Witherspoon, has yet to join them in Europe, as she's hanging out at home in LA with her husband and kids. The stop in Germany is the latest in Robert's country-hopping itinerary — he spent a recent few days in St. Thomas doing reshoots for Breaking Dawn with a bikini-clad Kristen Stewart! Both Kristen and Robert were also in Canada just a few weeks ago wrapping up on-location scenes for the final installment of the Twilight series, though their big-screen buddies Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone just headed back north of the border yesterday.