Penelope Cruz joined her Twice Born costars, including Emile Hirsch, at a press conference in Toronto today. The movie, which was filmed in Rome last Fall, was previously titled Venuto al Mondo. Emile is coming off his Summer drama, Savages, to promote the project, while Penelope has been in London working on her next film, The Counselor, with husband Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz. Penelope and Emile have a busy few days ahead of them with two more events scheduled before TIFF ends on Sunday. The festival has brought out many famous faces since kicking off last week, and we've been bringing you the latest as it happens — make sure to check out reviews of all the TIFF films
Blake Lively and Salma Hayek were a pair of stunning visions at their LA premiere of Savages on Monday evening. Blake channeled Old Hollywood in Zuhair Murad gown, while Salma showed off her curves in green. The two ladies were joined by their costars for the Oliver Stone drama, including Taylor Kitsch, Mary-Louise Parker, and Emile Hirsch. John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, also hit the red carpet together, not showing any signs of stress despite all the recent drama surrounding their family. Blake was without her man Ryan Reynolds, though the two are going strong and were spotted shopping outside NYC together last week. The actress will soon be starting work on her final season of Gossip Girl, but she's already lining up her next high-profile projects: this week Blake was named the face of Gucci fragrance.
Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and their Venuto al Mondo director Sergio Castellitto were on hand in Italy today for the Rome Film Festival. The cast took part in a loved up photocall, where Sergio planted a kiss on Penelope's cheek, then headed into a panel discussion about their project. The actors were seated next to each other during the question and answer session while an Italian occasionally leaned in to help translate. Penelope and Emile have been filming on location throughout Europe over the past two months, and Penelope's taken advantage of the exotic destinations to explore new cities with her favorite guys Leo and Javier Bardem.
The trailer for The Darkest Hour starts off like a music video: we see a bunch of twentysomethings (including Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, and Rachael Taylor), head to Moscow where they take in gorgeous scenery by day and party it up with beautiful people by night. The dream becomes a nightmare however, when Moscow is attacked by a mysterious species that starts sucking up all the energy and electricity they can. Thus begins a face-off, led by Hirsch, to protect our planet.
If the premise sounds silly, it's because it is — there's really nothing new here other than the Russian setting and a new crop of faces, but overall, The Darkest Hour looks like a slicker version of your typical teen horror movie. It does look pretty stylish though, so maybe we've got a fun popcorn movie on our hands. To watch the trailer, just read more
Matt Damon stepped out for the premiere of His Way, an HBO documentary about the actor's longtime pal producer Jerry Weintraub, in LA last night. Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, were also on hand to toast their vacation buddy Jerry, as were Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Bruce Willis. Matt was able to enjoy the evening out celebrating the movie during a break from his own film project, We Bought a Zoo. He was on set with a giant grizzly bear earlier this week, though he'll soon trade the wild cast for a more civilized costar. Matt's set to star alongside Michael Douglas in Liberace, and it was just revealed that the two men will share intimate scenes including multiple kissing moments.
Eddie Izzard hosted the Independent Spirit Awards last night in Hollywood, where some of the past year's best smaller movies are celebrated ahead of the Avatar led nominations at the Oscars on Sunday night! Carey Mulligan's movie An Education picked up best foreign film, while Precious won big with five awards. Check out the full list of winners under the cut!
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How much would you pay for a kiss from Robert Pattinson? Well, that was one of the prizes on offer last night after good sport Robert entered a last minute prize in the auction at the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit in Cannes! It was a star studded event with Sharon Stone encouraging bidders, and guests including Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Paris Hilton, Peaches Geldof, Eva Green, David Walliams, Hayden Panettiere, Lily Cole and so many more. I love Hayden's natural makeup, and BellaUK wants to know which fresh faced look you like the best! Check out the video of an embarrassed Robert watching the bidding get higher after the jump, as well as Joshua and Diane showing off a Segway scooter. It looks like such a fun evening!
To see the video including gorgeous Robert, Harvey Weinstein, Sharon Stone, Josh Hartnett, Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, as well as many more photos, just read more
Inglourious Basterds premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last night, with stars Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger bringing their other halves Angelina Jolie and Joshua Jackson, and director Quentin Tarentino dancing down the red carpet. Robert Pattinson, Joss Stone, Paris Hilton, and many more attended the premiere and afterparty, so here's a sum up of all the celebs at the event, plus more festival photos!
This morning brought a snowstorm to the Cannes Film Festival as Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn, Jim Carrey (along with Jenny McCarthy) promoted their new version of A Christmas Carol, with Jim getting into a "snowball" fight with photographers! Meanwhile over the weekend, there were plenty of red carpet premieres including Taking Woodstock, Agora and Vengeance with stars including Rachel Weisz, Michelle Yeoh, Evangeline Lilly, Max Minghella, Emile Hirsch, Demitri Martin, Monica Belluci, and Tilda Swinton. Meanwhile the weekend's parties and social events attracted Paris Hilton, Peaches Geldof, Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish, VV Brown, Deborah Harry, Olivia Palermo and many more.
To check out a huge gallery of all the weekend's happenings at the Cannes Film Festival, just read more
At New York Fashion Week yesterday, GQ's most stylish American man Justin Timberlake showed off his wares at his Willam Rast show. Jessica Biel was in supportive girlfriend mode and Gerard Butler and Emile Hirsch were prettying up the front row. Peaches Geldof was at the Alice + Olivia show with a male companion, while Milla Jovovich, Julia Stiles and Kanye West followed on from the weekend and continued to enjoy the shows. American Idol alumni Kat McPhee and Kellie Pickler also graced the tents with their presence, and Fab US and Bella US are still getting all the backstage gossip! Help get ready for the UK's turn to host the fashionistas by checking out my top ten London Fashion Week fans.