Hollywood’s Hottest Leading Men: 12 Chiseled Faces and Darling Smiles We Love

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Dear people who say things like “Happy Monday,” Who are you? For those of us who routinely wake up on “the wrong side of the bed,” here’s a little pick-me-up: 12 of Hollywood’s hottest leading men to crush on.

1. Ryan Gosling “Hey girl…” It’s gonna be okay, it’ll be hump day before you know it.

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2. Miles Teller This 28-year-old is not just pleasing to the eyes, but he’s also garnered tons of critical acclaim as an actor. Check our interview with him HERE.

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3. Ryan Reynolds He might be married to Blake Lively (see the actresses best looks here) but that won’t stop us from dreamily re-watching The Proposal.

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4. Paul Rudd From Clueless to This Is 40, this guy just gets better and better.

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5. Bradley Cooper Here’s what would make a Monday better: staring into those baby blues.

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6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 500 days would hardly be enough! Check out our 2011 cover story on him HERE.

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7. Jon Hamm We’d be mad not to love this man.

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8. Joe Manganiello Werewolf, human…Manganiello is hot in any form.

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9. Taye Diggs We Diggs Taye.

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10. Eddie Redmayne The accent, the eyes, the Oscar! What isn’t perfect about Eddie?

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11. Chris Hemsworth Another accent to swoon over, this gorgeous Australian is easy on the eyes and the ears.

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12. Jamie Dornan For the 50 Shades fan, you already know he’s got Christian Grey skills down.

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8 Hottest, Chicest, Cutest, Absolute Best Dressed from the 2015 SAG Awards

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From Jennifer Aniston’s shockingly hot look to Julia Roberts’ almost-perfect menswear look, to Stone’s utter perfection… read on for a glimpse of the best of the best from the SAG Awards.

The Surprise: Gwendoline Christie
You know, given her fashion connects, I’ve always hoped she’d look better than she does on the red carpet… and as kitch as this Gilles Couture look is, I actually like it on her?! So Marilyn! Which I think is so overplayed… but it’s working for Gwendoline. TBH though, I didn’t recognize her at first.
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The Smartest: Rosamund Pike
Dior Couture. So cute, so chic. So comfortable looking.
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The Sexy One: Jennifer Aniston
Daa-ha-aaang, Jen! You know, on someone else I maybe wouldn’t be as impressed as I am, but given her penchant for black, brown, dull, this patterned, plunging dress she’s wearing is really doing something great for her. And that chain. Hot hot hot. Also: It’s vintage Galliano. So relevant again. This makes me wonder if Anna Wintour had a hand in getting Aniston clothed for the awards. Project?
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The Almost: Julia Roberts
Menswear done sexy and nonchalant is menswear done right. I so love the suiting (Givenchy) that Julia Roberts wore… but the shoes are ruining it. How much better would a pair of brogues have done? Ugh open toe with a suit. Bleh. But the rest is A+.
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The Dreamboat: Eddie Redmayne
In dashing, double-breasted Prada. Unf.
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Ultimate Perfection: Emma Stone
Emma Stone is my favorite f*cking celeb ever. She’s so cute, so pretty, so stylish, so chic, so fun. I am obsessed with how she looks and what comes across as the most charming personality. She’s been hitting the nail on the head repeatedly for years, but this look, all at once chic, sexy, sassy, cool (ear jacket, hello) and weirdly unfussy for sporting a train… She is wearing Dior Couture. And also her lipstick and eyelashes are bomb. Seriously amazing beauty look. Ugh I want to wear this to my future wedding. Is that weird? I am in love. She wins.
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Good Enough: Gretchen Mol
Just so elegant in her Dennis Basso gown.
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Cutest: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
And finally… this moment just deserves some recognition. Aww.
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13 Steamiest Golden Globe Nominees

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Award show season has (unofficially) begun! Call your stylist and snag a Valentino fresh off the runway to ensure you’ll look your best on the step and repeat. For this set of 2014 Golden Globe nominees, looking their hottest wont take much. Keira Knightly could show up in a maternity dress and still be the hottest dime on the red carpet.

1. Jennifer Aniston, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for CakeThe Cinema Society & InStyle host a screening of CakePhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Julianne Moore, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Still Alice L'ORÉAL PARIS 2014 Women of Worth Celebration ArrivalsPhoto: Ryan Kobane/BFAnyc.com

3. Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Imitation Game David-X-PruttingPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

4. Reese Witherspoon, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Wild John-SalangsangPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

5. Jake Gyllenhaal, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for NightcrawlerCarly-OtnessPhoto: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

6. Eddie Redmayne, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Theory of Everything 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Press RoomPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

7. Amy Adams, nominated for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for Big Eyes LACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

8. Emily Blunt, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical for Into The Woods Los Angeles Premiere of Cinedigmís ARTHUR NEWMANPhoto: Aleks Kocev/BFAnyc.com

9. Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for A Most Violent Year GIORGIO ARMANI hosts the official premiere & after party of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR with OSCAR ISAAC and JESSICA CHASTAINPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

10. Keira Knightley, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in The Imitation Game David-XPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

11. Emma Stone, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Birdman Julian-MacklerPhoto: Juliane Mackler/BFAnyc.com

12. Ethan Hawke, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Boyhood Matteo-Prandoni-2Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

13. Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Foxcatcher Ben-RosserPhoto: Ben Rosser/BFAnyc.com

Who’s Your Best Dressed? Our Most Stylish Party Goers of The Week

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As usual, Naomi Campbell proves that she is the be all end all supermodel, and Kate Hudson once again shows you how to look like a radiant movie star. The week was filled with stunning looks on some stunning favorites. Who gets your vote for best dressed?

1. Kate Hudson at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring (herself) Kate Hudson

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2. Kerry Washington at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

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3. Nicole Richie at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

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4. Julie Bowen at Tiffany & Co. Baby2Baby Gala Honoring Kate Hudson

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5. Eddie Redmayne at The 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards

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6. Lauren Santo Domingo at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

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7. Zani Gugelmann at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

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8. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis at the Christie’s Valentino Dinner Celebration

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9. Sofia Coppola at Project Perpetual Inaugural Dinner and Auction

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10. Naomi Campbell at the Project Perpetual Inaugural Dinner and Auction

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What’s That? You Want More ‘Les Misérables’ Footage?

The long-awaited, hotly-anticipated, perhaps a bit over-exaggerated Tom Hooper adaptation of Les Misérables hits theatres in just over three weeks, leading to much reblogging and GIFing and expressions of all the feels all over the Internet. The folks at Vulture even have a Les Miz advent calendar with a new post every day leading up to Christmas Day and the film’s release. Over in this corner of the Internet, we’ve gotten super excited at new footage (albeit with some reservations about Russell Crowe as Javert) and asked for the film’s stars and publicity machine to cool it with all the talk about Anne Hathaway’s Fantine crash diet.

And now, another cog in the ol’ hype machine, as five more short but still quite enticing clips from the film have been released. Samantha Barks finally gets some preview screen time, and in an excerpt from a rain-soaked "On My Own," shows indication that she was definitely better suited to this role than the five billion other actresses and singers that were tied to the role. Another surprising highlight is Hugh Jackman’s "Who Am I?" where he shows off the frenzied talk-singing style he explained in earlier interviews, and it does feel a bit more natural than more traditional performances of the song. Elsewhere, there’s more from Anne Hathaway in the crux of "At the End of the Day," Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried singing "A Heart Full of Love" and the all-important Prologue introduction of Jean Valjean to Russell Crowe’s Javert.

These clips are all well and good and should give the fans plenty more feels to feel about, but we’re still waiting for more from Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the villainous Thénardiers in these preview clips—for highly recognizable actors who are getting fairly high billing for this film, we haven’t seen a whole lot of them yet. Anyway, watch. 

New Trailer for ‘Les Misérables,’ In Which We Hear A Song That Isn’t “I Dreamed A Dream”

You’re probably still weeping over the first trailer for the upcoming Tom Hooper-helmed Les Misérables feelings extravaganza, which dropped earlier this year and featured a devastating rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Anne Hathaway. You may have even watched that trailer on repeat several dozen times upon first viewing, which is totally okay because we did too. But pretty much every piece of promotional material about the movie since has mostly hinged on that "I Dreamed A Dream," which is great, but that’s one number out of many that make up the musical. Well, in the new UK trailer, we get some new numbers, new scenes and an even more crushing "I Dreamed A Dream," all which feed into the hype, but with at least one caveat.

Anne Hathaway still breaks your heart, "One Day More" still stirs and most of the principal cast looks pretty solid, and we get our first glimpse of Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Thénardiers (the latter in the middle of "Master of the House"), which is just gonna be the greatest. But one of the bigger nagging questions about the film has been the casting choice of Russell Crowe as Javert, who gets two of, like, the best musical numbers in the whole show and requires great complexity and nuance. Crowe can act, certainly, but can he sing, or at least, deliver as Javert? As we feared before the first footage even hit the web, Russell Crowe opens his mouth, and, uh, it’s not great. Maybe Tom Hooper is just tantalizing us and he actually brings down the house with "Stars," but for now, it looks like Crowe’s Javert will be a lot of shouting and uninspired, almost nervous-sounding vocals. Woof. The rest of it looks pretty great though—it’s hard not to get excited about the barricade scenes, especially with a good round of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" thrown in for good measure. Watch. 

Dreaming Dreams of Time Gone By With More ‘Les Misérables’ Footage

Recovering high school theatre geeks are aflutter once again with the release this week of a Regal Cinemas interview featuring more footage from Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of Les Misérables. Hooper and the cast seem particularly excited about the fact that they’re doin’ it live—unlike traditional movie musicals, which rely on a prerecorded soundtrack and lip-synching, the actors sing with a piano piped into an earpiece, allowing for them to dictate the pace and delivery along with their acting and character development and what-have-you. Basically, it’ll be like a stage musical except with more familiar names and you have to sit through half an hour of advertisements before. 

We hear several of the cast members sing for the first time, including a swelling "On My Own" from West End veteran Samantha Barks as Éponine, a rather high-pitched but very enthusiastic Amanda Seyfried as Adult Cosette and some serious moments of serious ACTING! from leading man Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean. There is, however, a serious lack of Russell Crowe as Javert, leaving us with some questions. Crowe can certainly act as the stone-faced lawman, but can he break from his 30 Odd Foot of Grunts past and give us one hell of a "Stars?" That’s gonna be the dealmaker/breaker of this movie. 

And, of course, the first voice we heard in the initial trailer released several months ago, Anne Hathaway, sounds off on some of her choices as Fantine, most notably choosing to sing "I Dreamed A Dream," normally a belter of a production number that sometimes wins regional talent competitions, in a manner that a desperate and defeated person slowly dying of tuberculosis actually probably would. 

"There seemed to be something selfish about trying to go for ‘the pretty version,’" Hathaway tells the viewers. "She’s devastated. She’s literally at the bottom of a hole, looking up and realizing she’s never going to climb out of this. So I just decided to apply the truth to the melody and see what would happen." 

And then her version of "I Dreamed A Dream" kicks in, with all its beautiful but brutal notes, and with it (for some of you) come your plans to abandon family Christmas dinner to go ugly-cry in a theater for four hours. Watch below — we’ll still be here when you’re done having a moment. 

Movies Opening This Weekend, in Order of How Much We Like Their Trailers

Some people judge a movie based on reviews, other will go see something just because it features a favorite actor. Here, we’re judging this weekend’s offerings based solely on what we see in the trailers and ranking them accordingly.

Hick: Chloe Moretz plays a runaway kid on her way to the bright lights of Vegas. On the way she meets a cast of ne’erdowells including Eddie Redmayne, Blake Lively and Juliette Lewis. It’s a story we’ve seen before, but this trailer is exciting enough that seeing it again doesn’t sound so bad.

A Bag of Hammers: This SXSW-approved indie comedy follows two con men who pose as valets as they steal their way into audience’s hearts. The introduction of a kid promises to schmaltz up the joint and might lead to a saccharine ending, but any trailer that uses The Cure so well is alright by us.

Dark Shadows: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp take on the beloved 1960s and ‘70s daytime creepfest with their signature Goth-lite touch and a cast featuring Michelle Pfeiffer and, as always, Helena Bonham Carter. The trailer doesn’t sell exactly the vampire movie we want to see, but it’s the one they’ve got.

Where Do We Go Now: A subtitled foreign number about women who are attempting to keep their village safe from a religious war and the men who can’t seem to help but start one. This won’t take care of your car-chases-and-explosions needs, but if you’re feeling brainy it could be satisfying.

Dragon Eyes: When a town plagued by drugs and gangs gets a new citizen in the form of martial arts master Ryan Hong… well, you know what happens. The fight scenes promise to be sickening, the rest will be boilerplate.

Girl in Progress: A coming of age story about a kid obsessed with coming of age stories and her immature mom. Eva Mendes had better be making this movie to pay off some sort of debt, because she should know better.

Exclusive: See Paul Dano on the Set of His Directorial Debut, ‘Franklin and Matilda’

For a man of twenty-six who can’t grow a full beard, Paul Dano has checked a lot of items off the career to-do list: Appear in a Broadway show at age twelve with George C. Scott and Charles Durning; make on-screen man-boy love to Brian Cox; star in a Lifetime Original movie about teen pregnancy (Too Young To Be a Dad—a classic of the genre); play AJ’s friend on the Sopranos; steal the show with a mostly non-speaking role in an Oscar-winning film; fight Daniel Day Lewis in a bowling alley in another Oscar-winning film. Check. Check. Check. Check. You think he’d be satisfied, content to sit on the couch with a beer, his beautiful and incredibly talented girlfriend, actress/playwright Zoe Kazan, nestled to his chest. A lot of the time he can be found doing just that, but right now he wants to direct. So direct it is. Yesterday, I stopped by the set of Franklin and Matilda, Dano’s latest idée fixe, to snap some shots and check out the scene.

Franklin and Matilda, which Dano also wrote, is a short film shot in super16 black and white starring Kazan and Eddie Redmayne (who won the Tony this year for his performance in Red) as two lovers captured at various moments over the arc of their relationship. A family affair—Maya Kazan, Zoe’s sister, is producing the film, and Paul’s sister Sarah is also working on set—the gang is currently shooting at various locations in and around the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, where Dano and Kazan live. They filmed a scene at the restaurant People’s Republic of Brooklyn on Smith St, and another in a friend’s bathroom.

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The crew, which consists mostly of former Wesleyan students, friends of Maya Kazan, buzzed in the confined space of a Brooklyn Heights apartment, hanging lights, adjusting camera angles, and generally looking busy. Dano, sporting a French-inspired moustache, paced the set giving quiet instruction. Zoe Kazan lounged on a couch, catching some much needed chill-out time between shots as her sister juggled cellphones and paperwork and light fixtures, all the while smiling and exuding an impressive calm amidst the set’s chaos. It looked like fun.

It turns out Dano’s frenchy-trash-stache is no accident. “I wrote the film after watching Antoine et Collette, The Trauffaut short,” Paul told me. The film takes inspiration from the French New Wave, as well as quintessential New York directors Woody Allen and Jim Jarmusch. Indeed, there are nods to the dry wit and minimalist aesthetic of early Jarmusch films like Stranger Than Paradise in Franklin and Matilda. “I wanted to shoot something in NYC in black and white. I’ve never had the chance to act in something black and white,” he said. “So I had to direct something instead.”

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