Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones were just one of the adorable celebrity pairs at the 2013 Gotham Awards in NYC on Monday night. The two Parks and Recreation costars mingled with a crowd of film stars, including Gotham Award winners Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson. Amy was at the event to support her boyfriend, Nick Kroll, who acted as the host for the evening. Other guests included Jared Leto, who accepted the award for best actor for his Dallas Buyers Club costar Matthew McConaughey. Jared called up Matthew on the phone when he took the stage and relayed Matthew's famous catchphrase, "Alright, alright, alright," to the audience. The big winner of the night was Inside Llewyn Davis, which won the award for best feature ahead of its theatrical release on Dec. 6. However, the big news of the night was director Lee Daniels reaction to the raucous crowd at the award show, telling them to "shut the f*ck up" when they were talking loudly over his tribute speech to Forest Whitaker. Lee reportedly wasn't alone in his anger with the audience as Julie Deply jokingly threatened to set herself on fire to get the audience's full attention when she was presenting a tribute to Before Midnight director Richard Linklater.
What exactly does a modern-day, self-described feminist look like? An award-winning, media-dominating actress who's unafraid to speak up. In other words, Claire Danes, who told Glamour, "I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she's quite vocal about it." Beyoncé also dropped the f-word in a recent interview, explaining that while she's not a big fan of labels, she does consider herself a modern feminist. And other famous women have been even more unabashed about declaring themselves feminists, like Miley Cyrus, who says she considers herself to be one of the biggest feminists in the world.
Not all of these stars' celebrity peers are so eager to call themselves feminists, though. Lady Gaga infamously said awhile back, "I'm not a feminist. I hail men; I love men," as if loving men and advocating political, social, and economic equality for women were mutually exclusive. But famous feminists do have some company. Read through for quotes from famous women who are proud feminists.
Some of the most impactful women in Hollywood, from studio heads to A-list actresses, came together in Beverly Hills at today's Variety Power of Women event to celebrate good works. Kerry Washington, Amy Poehler, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, and Elizabeth Banks were all honored for their charitable efforts on behalf of a range of good causes, including AIDS prevention and heart disease.
Amy Poehler was given a Lifetime Impact Award for her partnership with Worldwide Orphans Foundation. She gave a powerful and occasionally tearful acceptance speech but couldn't resist injecting some of her signature humor into her address. She told attendees that if they took away anything from the event, it should be that "giving to charity is good for your skin and makes your ass smaller." On a more serious note, Nicole, who was recognized for her work with UN Women, credited her mother's independent streak with sparking her commitment to the cause. "I was raised by a feminist mother. She said, 'Never be frightened of using the 'F' word.'" Charlize, founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program, similarly took the opportunity to honor her own mom, who joined her at the luncheon. The actress was brought to tears as she dedicated the tribute to her, thanking her for both teaching her how to be a "decent human being" and "for turning me into a p*ssy every time I talk about you."
For more of our coverage of today's luncheon, check out all of our red carpet interviews from the Variety Power of Women event.
Jessica Alba showed off a new, shorter hairstyle when she attended the premiere of her latest film, A.C.O.D., in LA last night. While on the red carpet, Jessica met up with her costars Amy Poehler and Adam Scott, both of whom also star together in Parks and Recreation, which, coincidentally, premiered its sixth season last night. Jessica was excited to meet up with Amy and Adam again as she posted a snap ahead of the event on Instagram of the two actors and wrote, "Can't wait to see these two kids at the A.C.O.D. premiere tonight." Though the project won't hit theaters until Oct. 4, be sure to check out the trailer for A.C.O.D. before it comes to a theater near you.
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, and we're gearing up for the biggest night in TV with a look back at the show's best moments from the past. The Emmys celebrate our small-screen favorites, including hot leading men, funny comedians, and the best dramatic actors — and we can't wait to see who wins big this time around. See a full list of this year's nominees, and click through to see the stars from Emmy's past!
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.
Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner gathered celebrities from New York to LA to Washington DC. There were plenty of ladies decked out in their red carpet finest, including Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli, Kerry Washington in Wes Gordon, Kate Mara in white Prada, and more. Amy Poehler also went for white, choosing a dress from Basler. Nashville's Connie Britton wore a bright blue Temperley London number, while costar Hayden Panettiere picked a yellow Katharine Kidd gown. Purple was a popular choice for Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Dolce & Gabbana dress. and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab. Claire Danes went with baby blue Prada to hit the dinner with husband Hugh Dancy — see all the White House Correspondents Dinner fashions!
Plenty of guys turned out too — Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, Matthew Perry, and Scandal's Tony Goldwyn were among those who stepped out to hear jokes from host Conan O'Brien. We were on the scene at the big dinner and have rounded up highlights from the 2013 Correspondents Dinner.
After last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Vanity Fair hosted its annual postparty with Editor in Chief Graydon Carter greeting the many celebrity guests. Nicole Kidman mingled with other actors including Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Nashville leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Despite being dubbed the "nerd prom," the many actresses in DC last night were dressed to the nines in their best gowns — check out who wore what on the White House Correspondents' Dinner red carpet.
The Vanity Fair bash, cohosted by Bloomberg, also brought out celebrity couples — Jason Sudeikis stuck close to fiancée Olivia Wilde, Sofía Vergara mingled with her own spouse-to-be, Nick Loeb, and Bradley Cooper brought his young model love, Suki Waterhouse. Jason made sure to say hi to his fellow SNL buddies from the past and present, including Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler. Sofía, meanwhile, hung out with pal Katy Perry.
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon kept the party going at the Time 100 Gala in NYC last night. The two friends, who were named two of the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world this year, were joined by Justin's wife, a Tom Ford-clad Jessica Biel, and a Lanvin-wearing Claire Danes. Also out were honorees Lena Dunham and Vice President Joe Biden, who took the chance to work the room of Hollywood stars. Other guests included Amy Poehler, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Christina Aguilera, who performed at the event and hobnobbed with Lena on the red carpet.
Inside the bash, the stars wasted no time celebrating the honorees. Justin and Jimmy danced around the room and goofed off with Amy and musician Frank Ocean. Lena commented on getting on the Time 100 list, saying that the first person she told about being on the list was her father. She said, "I called my dad because he was a layout editor at Time in the 1970s, so I was super psyched, and I wanted to tell him that I was making good in his former institution. I heard there was a drinks cart when he worked there." Meanwhile, Daniel, who picked up the best actor award at this year's Oscars, commented that he is "more than mildly astonished" that he landed on the list.
Hollywood's most stylish celebrities turned out for the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in LA. Anne Hathaway wore a shimmering Gucci frock when she accepted her spotlight award, an honor given to actors and directors for their collaborations with costume designers. Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Mirror Mirror all won awards in the film categories while Downton Abbey and Smash dominated the TV sections.
Other celebrity attendees included Anne's costar Russell Crowe, Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, and Lily Collins, who wore a dramatic black gown with a giant white bow on her back. It was a mini Saturday Night Live reunion behind the scenes when Amy hung out with Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with whom she presented an award during the show. The CDG Awards are just one of the many events that lead up to the Oscars, which air on Sunday, Feb. 24. Don't forget to vote in our Oscars ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!