Marion Cotillard donned a strapless Vivienne Westwood gown to join Colin Firth at the Chopard lunch as part of the festivities for the Cannes Film Festival today. Marion and Colin celebrated the jewelry brand, which is responsible for creating the festival's Palme d'Or trophy, as well as best actor and actress awards. The celebratory lunch comes at an interesting time for the brand since it was revealed that $1 million worth of Chopard jewels were stolen from a hotel room in Cannes last night. The jewelry was to be loaned as red carpet pieces to the stars at the festival. Many drew comparisons between last night's burglary and the film, The Bling Ring, which coincidentally debuted at the festival yesterday, since the movie is based on the real-life case of teenage burglars who robbed the Hollywood homes of celebrities.
Emily Blunt and Colin Firth got together on the red carpet in LA last night for the premiere of their film Arthur Newman, which hits theaters in limited release next week. They were joined by their costar Anne Heche, who had her partner, James Tupper, by her side, as well as Emily's man, John Krasinski. The celebration continued with an afterparty, where John and Emily mingled with John's The Office castmate Kate Flannery. John has a little time on his hands to support his wife since he's wrapped filming on the final season of The Office and his next project, Monsters University, doesn't come out until June. He and Emily took advantage of the break to travel to the Caribbean for pal Matt Damon's vow renewal celebration last weekend. They landed at LAX on Wednesday night showing PDA and their fresh-from-vacation tans.
The Dubai International Film Festival held this year's Oxfam charity gala tonight with major Hollywood names like Rooney Mara, Freida Pinto, Kristin Davis, Colin Firth, and his lovely wife, Livia, all stepping out in their finest formal attire. Rooney stuck with her signature slicked-back locks and opted for a sheer and shimmery look from Calvin Klein. Freida chose a vintage red gown from Valentino, while Kristin kicked up her heels in vintage Dior.
The celebration is a reunion of sorts for Colin and Rooney, two of last year's award season favorites. Rooney earned her first-ever nomination for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Colin took home the Academy Award for best actor for his role in The King's Speech. He'll likely return to the Oscars this year as it's traditional for the previous winners to take part in the show. We're less than a month away from the kickoff of award season, with both the SAG and Golden Globe nominees announced this week!
Cameron Diaz, dressed in a sexy black and white design from Stella McCartney, hit the red carpet at tonight's London premiere of Gambit. Prior to the screening, she met up with costars Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, and Tom Courtenay to pose for photos. Cameron's been making the press rounds on behalf of the film in recent days and even landed the December cover of Elle UK. She opened up to the publication about her career, sex, and her forthcoming health and fitness book. Cameron shared why she strives to maintain her sleek frame and what she'd be doing if she wasn't an actress. Colin and Cameron's comedy caper flick hits UK theaters Nov. 19, but no official release date has been set for the States.
Though Colin Firth usually has the Midas touch when it comes to picking projects, I'm not sure that applies to Gambit, which looks like a wacky mashup of heist movie elements. He stars as Harry Deane, an employee who's grown tired of his filthy-rich boss (played by Alan Rickman), so he schemes against him, attempting to fool him into buying a fake Monet. For this he needs the help of rodeo queen PJ Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) to get his hands on the painting, and predictably, everything seems to go wrong, especially since PJ is looking out for herself (a girl's gotta keep herself in sparkly Western wear, after all).
I can't say that Gambit looks that great from the trailer — Cameron Diaz's Southern accent had me instantly cringing — but that's not to say it doesn't look fun. Firth walks around in his underwear while Rickman swans around his office in pretty much nothing at all, but despite those mildly funny bits (and the fact that it was written by the Coen brothers), the movie still comes off as a generic caper film full of clichés we've seen before. Gambit comes out Nov. 21, but you can watch the trailer and judge for yourself after the jump.
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt teamed up to premiere Arthur Newman at the Toronto International Film Festival last night. Emily stuck around the Canadian city after supporting her friend Ben Affleck at his TIFF premiere of Argo on Friday with her husband, John Krasinski; Ben's wife, Jennifer Garner; and their mutual pals Matt and Luciana Damon. For yesterday's big event, Emily paired Graziela earrings with a dress customized by Colin's wife Livia's Green Carpet Challenge. The white frock is an older number from Tory Burch, updated and made new again for Emily's big evening. Colin and Emily are two of the many celebs who've rolled through Toronto so far — check out all the celebrities at the Toronto International Film Festival during the 2012 celebration.
Colin Firth and his wife Livia teamed up with Anna Zegna, of Ermenegildo Zegna, to host a dinner at LA's Chateau Marmont last night. The evening was organized in support of Oxfam and the Green Carpet Challenge, a cause close to eco-friendly Livia's heart. She frequently blogs and tweets about wearing recycled ensembles on the red carpet, and yesterday's dress was a creation from one of Kate Middleton's favorite lines, Beulah London.
Livia and Colin made the rounds to chat up their fellow Brit Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski. The Vanity Fair crew was well represented with editor in chief Graydon Carter and his wife Anna on hand, in addition to West Coast editor Krista Smith and publisher Edward Menicheschi. Other celebs made the rounds as well, including Cameron Diaz, Kristin Davis, Mia Wasikowska, and Emile Hirsch. Gary Oldman, who's up for a best supporting actor Oscar for his work opposite Colin in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dropped in to say hello. He and Colin will reunite Sunday at the Academy Awards ceremony — make sure to fill out a Oscars ballot with your winner predictions and enter to win an iPad.
The Academy Awards are less than five days away and we're counting down with a look back at some winning moments. Halle Berry's touching speech was a highlight, as was Reese Witherspoon's shining moment — and we've rounded them all up. Click through to see the award worthy photos, and don't forget to fill out your 2012 Oscar ballot for a chance to win an iPad 2!
London's Royal Opera House was buzzing with stars as the BAFTAs kicked off last night. Brad Pitt popped up on the UK red carpet after attending the Berlin Film Festival premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey with Angelina Jolie on Saturday. He was up for best actor, as was his pal George Clooney, who mingled with Colin Firth and his wife, Livia Giuggioli, on their way into the show. Presenter Penelope Cruz got glamorous in red while nominees Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and Meryl Streep followed suit in gorgeous gowns. Michael Fassbender was back in front of the cameras following a win at yesterday's Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin. Other guys to suit up for the event included Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Gary Oldman, and Jean Dujardin. Chris Hemsworth, who is up for the rising star award, also went with black-tie and posed alongside his pregnant wife, Elsa Pataky. What did you think of all the BAFTA red-carpet looks?
Brad, who wore a coat by Dolce & Gabbana over his tuxedo, didn't end up taking home BAFTA gold, since The Artist's Jean Dujardin was declared best actor. Meryl Streep added to her trophy collection with a best actress accolade for The Iron Lady. Octavia Spencer from The Help won best supporting actress, and the corresponding male honor went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. The Artist also won best picture and best director. Whether they won or lost, many celebs were in a happy mood following the show. Meryl, Octavia, Chris, Elsa, and more went to the official afterparty, and the Weinstein Company hosted another of their famous bashes.
NBC hosted a post-Golden Globes bash last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA. Best supporting actor winner Christopher Plummer made the rounds with his newly-acquired statue, and he said hello to last year's best actor champ, Colin Firth. Colin made the rounds with wife Livia, who's known for wearing green fashions on the red carpet. Yesterday, Livia was decked out in a dress made of recycled plastic bottles that had been designed by Giorgio and Roberta Armani.
Mad Men buddies Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss said hi to NBC actor Jack McBrayer, who plays Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock. Fashion Star ladies Nicole Richie and Elle Macpherson also made the rounds at the network's party. Elle seems to have made some new friends, including Chuck's Zachary Levi! Other NBC friends like Whitney cutie Chris D'Elia and Kristen Wiig, with Bridesmaids buddy Wendi McLendon-Covey, mingled as well — click through to see who turned out!