Maya Rudolph, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, and Sam Rockwell joined the rest of their cast for their Sundance Film Festival premiere of The Way, Way Back on Monday. The movie, which is directed by the team who wrote The Descendants, immediately became one of the most buzzed-about debuts of the festival. The Way, Way Back has already been reportedly picked up by Fox Searchlight. The movie's title refers to the rear-facing back seat in older station wagons, and it takes place at a water park. On the red carpet, we spoke to Maya, Steve, and Sam about some of their best and worst Summer jobs ever. Maya revealed that she lied about her age to get a job at a cool clothing store when she was only 14. Steve, who was rocking a more salt-and-pepper look than we've seen before, joked that he actually dyes his hair gray. Check out lots more from our red-carpet interviews on today's PopSugar Rush!
George Clooney stepped out in the LA sunshine to support friend John Wells at his Walk of Fame ceremony this afternoon. John is the Emmy-winning producer behind ER, The West Wing, and others, and he's being recognized after 25 years in the business. Also on hand for the special event were actresses Emmy Rossum and Allison Janney. It's a big day for George since he'll soon hit the red carpet for the Critics' Choice Awards, where he's up for best actor and his The Descendants and The Ides of March are both nominated. We're going LIVE on the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet and in the press room, so be sure to watch for all the latest action as it happens!
The Hollywood Film Awards took place last night at LA's Beverly Hilton Hotel, and once the famous guests like George Clooney and Stacy Keibler left the red carpet, the show began inside the ballroom. George was onstage to accept his Hollywood Actor Award from his Descendants costar, Beau Bridges, and humbly told the audience of his award, "I am very lucky. I'm a lucky man." My Week With Marilyn star Michelle Williams, meanwhile, won the female counterpart with the Hollywood Actress Award. Ben Affleck, sporting his long Argo locks, made a special appearance to honor Hollywood Cinematographer Award recipient Emmanuel Lubezki. The men worked together on Terrence Malick's still-untitled upcoming picture.
The many ladies of The Help, including Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson, Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mary Steenburgen were together to accept the Hollywood Ensemble Award and to pose with their new statues backstage. Further nods went to Diablo Cody with the Hollywood Screenwriter Award, Moneyball's Bennett Miller with the Hollywood Director Award, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award. Joseph was handed his prize by his Dark Knight Rises costar Anne Hathaway, who was decked out in a floral Erdem dress.
Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Lea Michele, and Olivia Wilde were decked out in red and white at today's third annual Variety's Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills. Among the ladies being honored were Eva, Lea, Olivia, Mary J. Blige, and Annette Bening. It's been an exciting week for Lea, who kicked things off in a beautiful Marchesa gown at Sunday's Emmys and kept the fun going during Tuesday's season three premiere of Glee. There was a big premiere night for Demi's family as well with Ashton Kutcher's record-breaking debut on the opener of Two and a Half Men. Eva's also bracing for the final season of her drama Desperate Housewives, which kicks off on Sunday. Meanwhile, Olivia doesn't have a TV project debuting, but there's a possibility she might be jumping into a new relationship. Olivia was spotted on a stroll with Ryan Reynolds following their romantic lunch in NYC.
Sunday was ABC's turn to bring out their new crop of shows at the TCA in Beverly Hills. Matthew Perry's midseason comedy Mr. Sunshine was one of the first of the day and although it's not planned to premiere until midseason it's one of the most anticipated series — Matthew was hilarious on stage and artfully answered any prying questions about his Friends costars. Perhaps the most talked-about panel was for My Generation, which brought out its extremely attractive cast including Jaime King. The afternoon was time for comedies like Better With You starring adorable Joanna Garcia. She and her onscreen sister Jennifer Finnigan have been friends for years, in fact, Joanna was there when Jennifer met her husband. Joanna joked about planning a wedding in real life and on TV — stay tuned for Pop US's exclusive one-on-one interview! Elisha Cuthbert is another welcome addition to the new comedy lineup, thanks to Happy Endings. Stay tuned for all the updates on PopSugar and BuzzSugar!
To see more from the panels including Allison Janney, Jeri Ryan, Julie Benz, Dana Delany, and others, just read more
Kate Winslet was out in New York last night for a special screening of hubby Sam Mendes' new movie Away We Go. It stars John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph and Allison Janney, and is the story of a couple expecting their first child, who go on a journey around the US to find the perfect place to raise a family. My girl Buzz has a preview of the movie for you before it comes out in the UK in September. Don't Kate and Sam look happy on the red carpet!
To see more photos of Kate, Sam, John, Maya and Allison at the New York screening, just read more
One of my favourite recent movies – Juno – is released on DVD on Monday, and I'm super-happy I can add it to my collection.
If you didn't catch it at the cinema, it's a warm-hearted film centered on 16 year old Juno Macduff (Ellen Page). She's an uber-hip girl who finds herself pregnant after sleeping with her best friend Bleeker (Michael Cera) and decides to give her baby up for adoption to a perfect couple.
The characters are awesome and adorable, the soundtrack is fab, Allison Janney and JK Simmons play Juno's parents (surely a nominee for best on-screen parents ever?) and the film made me laugh and cry. My girl Buzz totally agrees, and gives more details, for those who haven't seen it.
Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film, and Diablo Cody won for her original screenplay. As a side note, Diablo's book Candy Girl – about her time stripping – is a really interesting and funny read.
But back to the movie – I'd highly recommend you either rent or buy the movie when it comes out on Monday. There's a whole bunch of fun featurettes, screen tests, a commentary by Director Jason Reitman and Diablo, deleted scenes, gag reels, and a fun cast and crew jam! I'll leave you with Juno and Bleeker in song...
Hey, this awards ceremony looks almost as fun as the Brits! It's good to see that Rainn Wilson didn't put a serious host-face on for the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, as you can see from these pics... Allison Janney also brought the funny, arriving on stage with dollars hanging out of her cleavage, and Javier Bardem shared a passionate embrace onstage with Julian Schnabel. Cate Blanchett dedicated her award to Heath Ledger, simply saying "This is for him."
To see a list of the winners as well as a good deal more pics from the ceremony, featuring Ellen Page, Javier Bardem, Meg Ryan, John Waters, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kimya Dawson, Lisa Kudrow, Zach Braff, Kate Beckinsale, Dustin Hoffman and others, just read more