Casting news is hot this week — especially if you're a fan of onscreen vampires and Oscar winners. Jennifer Lawrence will star and produce her next project, Kristen Stewart has snagged two new roles, and The Vampire Diaries heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has signed on for a thriller. Meanwhile, a Game of Thrones actor committed to a big-screen project, and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast gained another star. See these and the rest of this week's casting news now!
The Art of Elysium organization hosted their annual Heaven gala Saturday evening in downtown LA. They closed down a traffic tunnel in the city to play host to many of their famous supporters, including honoree David Arquette and many other longtime supporters like Elijah Wood, Busy Philipps, and John Legend. There were plenty of couples who celebrated together the night before the Golden Globes — Ali Larter arrived with husband Hayes MacArthur, John Legend walked with fiancée Chrissy Teigen, Krysten Ritter posed with Brian Geraghty, and Revenge's Ashley Madekwe brought husband Iddo Goldberg. Joe Manganiello, however, was solo posing for photographers.
There was a fashion parade on the gray carpet, too. Kirsten Dunst wore Louis Vuitton and said hello to friends like Jaime King. Rachel Bilson picked a long-sleeved Valentino, and Stacy Keibler donned Carolina Herrera. Another woman who picked a sleeved gown was Julianne Hough, who wore Jenny Packham and spoke about her plans to hit the red carpet at the Globes tomorrow. Her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest will be there as a host, but Julianne revealed she usually preps for award shows with a group of girlfriends and the Ellie Goulding Pandora station on! Busy wore a sparkly LBD and opened up about the new season of Cougar Town, as well as her upcoming big 2013 that'll include the birth of her second child. Busy told us she's obviously excited to be a mom again, but is almost equally excited about Kim and Kanye's baby!
Diane Kruger rocked a shorts suit last night for a party thrown by InStyle. The bash, held inside West Hollywood's London Hotel, brought out other starlets like Jaime King, Lea Michele, and Jordana Brewster. Diane's ensemble was from her pal Jason Wu's resort collection — see what the other celebs wore to InStyle's Summer soirée. Diane had a night with her lady friends after a few fun outings with her main man, Joshua Jackson. They had a sweet day date last week checking out Captain America, as both Josh and Diane gear up for the return of his show Fringe on Sept. 23.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore hit the red carpet in LA last night for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking gala at the Skirball Cultural Center. It's a cause close to their hearts, but the big news of the night is the story that Ashton Kutcher is joining Two and a Half Men to replace Charlie Sheen. Ashton has yet to confirm the news, though he cryptically tweeted about the square root of 6.25, which is 2.5. It will be a return to TV for Ashton, who got his big break on That '70s Show, and according to TMZ Kutcher's Two and a Half Men salary will be less than half of what his predecessor, the highest paid guy on the small screen, Charlie Sheen was making. Most of you seem pretty split on the idea of Ashton joining the cast of the hit sitcom, so we'll have to wait and see just how he'll fit in with the rest of the crew on the show.
The guys and girls of Scream 4 assembled in LA last night to premiere their latest installment in director Wes Craven's series. Courteney Cox and David Arquette put their divorce aside to pose on the carpet with their costar Neve Campbell, who has been busy making the interview rounds to support the project over the last few weeks. Both David and Courteney, who recently visited Disney with their 6-year-old daughter Coco, also have had their fair share of press to do, including a stop at the junket where he spoke about their meeting 15 years ago, and she talked about how scary Scream is. Their red carpet was jam-packed with their many costars, including newcomers like Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and Anthony Anderson. Adam Brody brought along his girlfriend Lorene Scafaria — make sure to stay tuned later for video from the star-studded event!
Courteney Cox and her estranged husband David Arquette are spending lots of time together as they kick off promotion for their new movie Scream 4. In interviews this week, Courteney spoke about the experience of working with David and commented that after he left rehab it's the, "best he's ever looked! He's so cute that I'm like, dude, I don't understand. Really?! Why are you that cute right now?" He's made it clear that he wants their marriage to work out, and we're hoping that they both are able to figure out what's best for them as they enter their sixth month of separation. Both Courteney and David have spoken publicly about their split in the past, and we'd like to know what you think of her latest kind words about him — think they're a hint of a reunion?
Scarlett Johansson was all smiles last night at the The Art of Elysium Pieces of Heaven Art Auction, hosted by Vanity Fair in LA. She made a note of her bids among other celeb guests including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Elijah Wood and Amber Heard. Odette Yustman attended with her husband Dave Annable, while Ginnifer Goodwin looked great in her LBD. David Arquette was also at the event hours before his post-rehab Oprah appearance aired, in which he revealed he had his first drink at the age of four, stole pot from his dad at the age of eight, and spoke about his intervention led by Courteney Cox and his sister Patricia. Anna Kendrick, Glee's Jayma Mays, and Justin Bartha were among the other charitable guests at the event.
The first teaser for Scream 4 gave us a brief look at the franchise's original actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette mixed with the new, younger cast, but this newly released trailer takes a closer look at the newcomers.
There's also more plot details: on the anniversary of the Woodsboro murders, Sidney returns to her hometown, and not so coincidentally, a copycat killer stars picking off victims. Her teenage cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) naturally becomes one of the pursued, along with her best friends, like Hayden Panettiere. The new preview also gives a glimpse of actors in bit parts, like Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, and Alison Brie — some of whom as they're getting killed. Chilling. Watch the new trailer when you read more
Twilight stars Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz looked smart in their suits as they posed with other handsome guys like James Franco at the GQ Men of the Year party in LA last night. The US magazine bestowed the honour on four men — James Franco, Drake, Jeff Bridges and Stephen Colbert — while Scarlett Johansson was named Babe of the Year. James has been busy promoting 127 Hours, and his next movie, Your Highness, has a distinctly different feel: check out the trailer. Kellan kept his gym-honed muscles covered, while Taylor was without his Abduction costar Lily Collins for the party. The actors were joined by Anna Kendrick last night, and they'll be heading back to Louisiana soon to continue shooting Breaking Dawn.
Do you like scary movies? Fourteen years ago (can you believe it?), Wes Craven made those five words one of the most terrifying questions in movie history with Scream. Three films later, and Sydney, Gale, and Dewey are still on the run from the latest Ghostface Killer. This time they're joined by an onslaught of fresh blood (mostly pretty young things like Lucy Hale, Hayden Panettiere, and Emma Roberts) in the new trailer for Scream 4.
Rory Culkin plays the token horror-movie aficionado, taking us through "the rules," though the 21st century brings some changes. The murders have to be more extreme, the killer wants to videotape all of his conquests, and — gasp! — virgins aren't safe anymore! The first look at the reunion of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette has me giddy for more, and dare I say the upcoming installment looks even better than Scream 3. Check out all the star-studded goodness for yourself when you read more