Emma Watson and her Bling Ring costars premiered their new project in NYC last night at the Paris Theatre. She was joined by director Sofia Coppola, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and the rest of the cast for the East Coast fete for the new film. The gang hooked up in LA last week when they premiered The Bling Ring alongside stars like Gwen Stefani and real-life Bling Ring victim Paris Hilton. While at the West Coast celebration, Paris told us that she still gets emotional when thinking about getting robbed by the group of Hollywood teens who targeted her home in 2008. Interestingly enough, Paris revealed that she never received an apology from the young criminals, who are all currently free and out of jail. Find out more about the robber bunch, including why they targeted Paris and which former Disney stars were next on their list before they got caught, in our real-life Bling Ring facts.
A midriff-baring Gwen Stefani was by Gavin Rossdale's side at Tuesday night's LA premiere of The Bling Ring. Gavin joined Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and the rest of the film's young cast for the debut, as did many members of director Sofia Coppola's family and inner circle — Francis Ford Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Sofia's Somewhere leading man Stephen Dorff, and Chloë Sevigny among them. The crime drama is based on true events that took place around LA in 2008. The real "Bling Ring" used social media to track down celebrities' whereabouts and robbed their homes when they were out of town. Victims included Rachel Bilson, Miranda Kerr, and Paris Hilton, who allowed Sofia to shoot in her home to re-create the robberies that took place there. Yesterday, Paris told us seeing the movie was an "emotional" experience and said she never got an apology from any of the teens who stole from her.
Gavin Rossdale plays a shady club owner fencing the stolen goods, and when we talked to him this evening, he reflected on being a public figure living in LA during the real-life crime spree. He joked that the "16 Rottweilers" he shares with Gwen Stefani seemed to protect them from the robbers. Gavin also said that while the disaffected SoCal teens portrayed in the movie made him think about moving their two young sons to Montana, the Stefani-Rossdales aren't leaving LA anytime soon. Stay tuned for our interviews with Gavin, Paris, and more of The Bling Ring's stars on tomorrow's POPSUGAR Live!
— Additional reporting by Lindsay Miller
Emma Watson and The Bling Ring cast premiered their film at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France today. Emma wore a red Christopher Kane ensemble to the photocall for the film earlier in the day, but changed into a Chanel Couture black and white gown for the red carpet bash. She also donned a simple black dress when she attended The Bling Ring press conference. Emma was joined at all of the events by her costars costars Claire Julien, Katie Chang, and Taissa Farmiga and director Sofia Coppola. The film will premiere at the festival today, but won't hit US theaters until June 14. Tonight's event will be an important screening for Sofia, who was famously booed at the festival in 2006 after she premiered Marie Antoinette.
Emma, Sofia, and their crew are hardly the only stars who are promoting their new flicks at the festival. Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan kicked off the weeklong event yesterday when they screened The Great Gatsby at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 opening ceremony. Other stars like Julianne Moore and judge Nicole Kidman also walked the red carpet at the opening bash — be sure to check out all the stars at the Cannes Film Festival!
Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola discussed their new film, The Bling Ring, today during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. The conference came after a morning photocall and before their big premiere scheduled to take place this evening at the Palais des Festival. The Bling Ring, which is out in the US on June 14, is based on the true story of a group of fame-obsessed teens who tracked the outings of celebrities — including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Megan Fox — via social media and then robbed their homes. Emma heads a cast that includes Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien.
Today, the actors, along with Sofia, touched on the real story and the factors that made it possible for the burglars to locate and steal from the stars. Emma also reflected on what it's like being a woman in the film industry, and Sofia hinted that tonight's red carpet event will include a cameo from Paris herself. Here are highlights from the conference:
Sofia in Paris Hilton's rumored appearance: "Paris Hilton and them haven't seen it, but I heard they might be coming tonight."
Sofia on the robbers whose stories inspired the film: "We made a movie. I'm not too concerned about their reactions."
Emma on what it's like for women in the film industry: "I am young, and . . . from why I see, young women are at the helm of franchises I see coming out. We are forging a new way in comedy. From what I can see, it's a great time to be a woman in this industry."
Emma on the prevalence of social media: "I think it's amazing how self-aware people are becoming. . . . I think it's a shame . . . "
Sofia on walking a fine line in being inspired by their story: "I definitely didn't want to add to their celebrity because of what they did."
On whether or not the based-on-a-true-story film makes them depressed about the 20-something generation — Emma: "It was an extraordinary set of circumstances."
Sofia: "Knowing my actors gives me hope."
Miley Cyrus and Christina Ricci mingled with a fashionable crowd when they attended the Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 show yesterday. Marc's show taking place at the end of Fashion Week wasn't intentional — it was originally scheduled for Monday, but was moved due to delivery delays caused by snowstorm Nemo. Both Miley and Christina showed off their midriffs in belly-baring Marc Jacobs ensembles. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs's muse Sofia Coppola showed her support for her longtime friend when she dropped by in one of his striped t-shirts. Fashion Week fixture Rachel Zoe also made an appearance in a dramatic blue and white striped frock.
Miley Cyrus kept herself busy during New York Fashion Week, visiting shows for Marchesa and Rachel Zoe as well as hosting a party for Cosmopolitan magazine. Miley isn't just at the shows to make appearances — she might be checking out gowns for her upcoming wedding to Liam Hemsworth. Miley said that Marchesa is "definitely" a possibility for her wedding dress, but noted that she has "so many options" at this point.
Last night in New York City, celebrities, models and fashion fans such as Jessica Alba, Helena Christensen, Blake Lively, Emma Roberts, and Coco Rocha came out to celebrate the launch of the amazing new Versace for H&M collection. Clad in the clothing, everyone looked sparkly, sexy, and ready to show off their outfits. Check out all of their amazing looks in this slideshow.
The 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards were a colorful affair at the Lincoln Center in NYC last night. The evening honored designers from Alexander Wang to Proenza Schouler — check out the full list of CFDA Fashion Awards winners on Fashionologie. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen earned their first nomination for The Row, though it was Prabal Gurung that took home the Swarovski award for womenswear. MK and Ashley were both decked out in their own line when it came to dresses and bags, with Mary-Kate adding a Chanel jacket to complete the look. Jessica Alba was summery in Diane von Furstenberg while both Miranda Kerr and Ashley Greene looked fabulous in Michael Kors.
Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington both wore custom Calvin Klein collections and Alessandra Ambrosio was decked out in Prabal Gurung. The supermodel twittered her excitement when Gurung took home the honors. Kirsten Dunst kept things classically tailored in a Patrik Ervell tuxedo. Lady Gaga sported a bright green wig and some insanely high heels while heading in to be recognized during the show for her fashion icon status. Anderson Cooper played host for the evening and was joined by some other stylish men, including Kanye West and Gerard Butler.
Natalie Portman seems to be everywhere lately, and now she's popped up in the new Miss Dior Chérie fragrance commercial. Set to a Serge Gainsbourg classic, "Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)," the Sofia Coppola-directed spot features Natalie and a dreamy Frenchman. Natalie's slightly risqué, topless ad (safe for work) got people talking, but do you think this commercial will do the same?
New York Fashion Week continued yesterday with Kanye West and Vanessa Hudgens laughing together at Milk Studios during the Jeremy Scott show. The newly-tattooed Vanessa's been a firm fixture at fashion week this year, and also sat front row at Anna Sui with Fergie. Liv Tyler and Chloe Sevigny wore matching bright lipstick at Proenza Schouler, while Michael Douglas accompanied his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to sit front row at the Michael Kors show. Keri Hilson attended the Jeremy Scott show and also posed with Eve in The Blonds front row. Click through to see more celebs at fashion week yesterday!
Vanessa Hudgens and Chace Crawford sat side by side in the front row at the Diesel show yesterday, as part of New York Fashion Week. Vanessa's been a front row fixture at the shows. She didn't make a public appearance with her ex Zac Efron when he attended a show this weekend, but Gossip Girl's Chace sure measures up in the looks department! Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst sat near Kanye West in the front row at Rodarte while Kellie Pickler shared a joke with Kelly Osbourne and Rumer Willis at Badgley Mischka. Click through to see all the photos from yesterday at NYFW!