This weekend at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, some of our favourite celebrities proved there are many paths to a stunning red carpet look. Suki Waterhouse took a feminine approach in a long-sleeved gown in a soft shade of pink, with a hem that was just short enough to show off her coordinating heels. Isla Fisher showed off her arms in a sophisticated column dress in a pearly colour, which she accented with a silver clutch. Meanwhile, Poppy Delevingne amped up the sex appeal in an off-the-shoulder black gown with a subtly sheer hemline. Did one dress make a bigger — or better — statement on the red carpet?
Award season may not have officially started just yet, but on Saturday night dozens of A-listers gathered in LA to attend a glamorous, star-studded event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Drew Barrymore dropped by LACMA's annual gala, which celebrates art and film. Naturally, since the party has to do with art, actor-turned-director-turned-artist James Franco made an appearance, and he mingled with Kate and Catherine Keener inside the bash. Meanwhile, Leonardo stayed close to his Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese but did break away to chat with Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, and Tom Hanks, whom he may be competing against in the best actor category this award season.
On Friday, Leo also dropped by LACMA to stand in for Martin at a screening of Rebel Without a Cause, which was restored by Martin's Film Foundation. Martin was apparently still in NYC, working on The Wolf of Wall Street, which hits theaters this month, but he made it out for the museum's party this weekend.
Robert Pattinson was a Brit among a sea of Aussies at tonight's Australians in Film gala in LA. A suited-up — and nearly scruff-free — Rob was on hand to present an honor to Blue Tongue Films. The production company is behind his upcoming movie The Rover, which was shot in Southern Australia.
Rob had a front-row table at the award ceremony, where he dined on kohlrabi and beet salad by his rep's side and laughed along with the rest of the crowd — including Isla Fisher, Hawaii Five-0's Alex O'Loughlin, and several prominent Australian filmmakers — during the raucous festivities. Tonight was the second public appearance Rob has made this week; on Tuesday, he attended a screening of his friend Nicholas Jarecki's latest directorial project, Seduced and Abandoned.
Isla Fisher presented Baz Luhrman with one of two Orry-Kelly International awards tonight. The Great Gatsby director couldn't be there to accept in person, so she announced that she'd take home his boomerang statuette, teasing: "My first award!" Isla also couldn't resist comparing the title of the honor to the R&B singer with a very similar name: R. Kelly. When Rob presented the second of the statuettes to Blue Tongue shortly after Isla, he said he was chagrined she'd already made the first R. Kelly-related crack. Then, he jokingly referred to the honor as "the golden shower award," earning the evening's biggest roar of laughter from the crowd. In typical self-deprecating form, Rob also wondered out loud if he should ditch his "insanely" generic written speech, but ultimately decided against it after the crowd urged him to keep reading.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's POPSUGAR Live! for video from last night's ceremony and red carpet — and to hear why some of the Australian actors in attendance told us Rob deserved to be an honorary Aussie for the night.
Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp joined producer Jerry Bruckheimer as he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The stars teamed up to pay tribute to Jerry, whom they've both worked with on numerous films — Tom starred in Top Gun and Days of Thunder, while Johnny's Bruckheimer projects include the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the upcoming Disney flick The Lone Ranger. Also on hand for the fun were Martin Lawrence, Jon Voight, and Isla Fisher, who worked with Jerry on 2009's Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Both Johnny and Jerry have been keeping busy promoting The Lone Ranger ahead of its July 3 release. They hit the red carpet for the film's premiere at the California Adventure Park in Anaheim, CA, over the weekend alongside Armie Hammer and stars like Emma Roberts and Julianne Hough. Tom, whose sci-fi action movie All You Need Is Kill is in postproduction, has also been sticking close to the West Coast — he recently went shirtless to celebrate Father's Day with his son, Connor, on the beach in Malibu.
Amy Poehler and new boyfriend Nick Kroll made their first public debut when they attended AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks in Hollywood yesterday. The two stars have reportedly been dating since April, but they have been friends for years before they got romantic. Amy and Nick met at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Nick recently admitted that he always had a crush on her, saying, "There are people you have crushes on because they’re physically attractive, and there are people you just have comedy crushes on, and they’re constantly intersecting. I had comedy crushes on men and women at [UCB]. And I think it’s fair to say that everyone who meets Amy has a crush on her."
Amy and Nick weren't the only funny couple at the bash, which included an appearance by Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, who recently costarred with Amy's ex-husband, Will Arnett, in the new season of Arrested Development. Other guests included Zach Galifianakis, who was hot off an international press tour for his latest film, The Hangover Part III, Sarah Silverman, and Larry David, who attended the party with his daughter Cazzie. Despite all the A-list comedians floating around the event, all eyes were on honoree Mel, who got a big kiss from Sacha when he spotted him backstage.
Isla Fisher stars as the lone female magician in a group of performers in Now You See Me, but when we talked to her about the role recently, she said she didn't feel isolated at all. In fact, she was inspired to learn the history of other female magicians. But the actress was impressive herself, too: for one of the movie's key scenes, Fisher says she did her own stunts! Watch her interview to hear more and to find out which of her costars ended up learning the best magic trick.
The cast of The Great Gatsby kicked off the glamorous Cannes Film Festival at their premiere in France tonight — and they didn't let a little rain stop them! They stayed dry from the drizzle, which really just added to the drama of the event, with oversize umbrellas. And while many stars held onto their own, others got a little help from handlers decked out in black-tie.
Leonardo DiCaprio suited up to join his The Great Gatsby leading lady, Carey Mulligan, to kick off the Cannes Film Festival with a glamorous photocall for their film today. Leo and Balenciaga-clad Carey were joined by the rest of their costars, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, as well as the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, as the annual festival got under way in the South of France. It was a busy day for the Gatsby crew, who also participated in a press conference to discuss the film that opened in the US last Friday. Gatsby will make its European premiere tonight in Cannes. The Great Gatsby boasted impressive numbers in its first week, raking in $51.1 million from its US debut.
Leo and his longtime friend Tobey Maguire were reunited at the festival after pairing up earlier this week in NYC. Tobey showed his support at Leonardo's Christie's auction, which raised $35 million to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts, a cause that is backed by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
The Great Gatsby world premiere took place in New York City earlier in the week, and Baz Luhrmann's cast came out to celebrate. Carey Mulligan stood out in a bold red Lanvin look that's in-line with her minimalist approach to red carpet dressing. In the movie, Carey wore a bevy of decadent '20s-inspired Prada gowns along with loads of diamonds and pearls, and she told us that she was nervous wearing it all — she even broke her pearls a few times! For all the style scoop from the Gatsby premiere, watch this Fashion Flash. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Zara top.
The Great Gatsby's NYC premiere drew out glamour of the A-list variety last week, but it doesn't stop there. The film's special pre-Met Ball screening proved another glamourous evening in NYC, with the style crowd in full attendance. Carey Mulligan opted for a menswear-inspired look in a Lanvin tuxedo jacket and trousers, while Katy Perry showcased her signature style in a crop top and full skirt, finished with a floral headpiece. Meanwhile, the fashion pack made their mark with Solange Knowles in a striped, peplum-trimmed dress and dapper looks from Brad Goreski and Prabal Gurung. See every single outfit from last night, plus the rest of the red carpet looks from all of The Great Gatsby's red carpet events right here.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil