Move Over Julia, Emma Roberts Might Have Your Smile Beat

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Julia Roberts‘ smile is basically an institution. Sure she’s known for her acting and Oscar wins, but let’s face it, without that signature million dollar grin she’d just be another Hathaway. Can you believe Emma Roberts’ luck, to be swimming in the same gene pool? News flash: You don’t even have to be Julia’s daughter to steal the wide set kisser. Emma Roberts was born into a Hollywood family and the chick’s taking full advantage of it. She’s stolen her aunt’s smile and making an attempt to steal her career! See below the 10 times Emma #SmileSnatched Julia.

1. When Emma smiled all Julia in front of a pair of shoes she designed. 4th Annual VANS Custom Culture, Hosted at THE WHITNEYPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

2. The time her grin was super close to Jame Franco’s face. US Premiere of GIA COPPOLAS PaloPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

3. When her smile was the only one posing for a photo. Benjamin-Lozovsky-3Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

4. When she smiled next to her boyfriend that she *allegedly* once beat. CHANEL Dinner for NRDC APhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

5. When Fendi made her smile like Julia. FENDI and ELLE Toast COVETEUR Feature on ELIZABETH STEWART - [EXCLUSIVE CONTENT]Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. The red lip emphasizes the Julia smile. billy-Farrell-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Valentino obviously makes the Emma’s mouth turn to a Julia. I don’t know about Nicky’s though. VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.ocm

8. That’s a wide smile. VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

9. The time she went Julia at a Persol event but didn’t actually wear any Persols. PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 STORIES OF CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FILM CELEBRATES THE FINAL YEAR AT THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGEPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

10. And that time she didn’t want to do a Julia smile and went edgy in honor of her role in a Coppola film. US Premiere of GIA COPPOLA's PaloPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

The Most Stylish Party Goers of the Week

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The temperatures may be dropping in New York City but the party circuit is still hot. Valentino showed couture stateside and it brought about a bundle of stylish avid Valentino wearers. Stephanie Seymour proves she’s the definition of elegance and Carey Mulligan has a major red moment in Switzerland. Who gets your vote for best dressed?

1. Carey Mulligan at Gstaad’s 10th Anniversary Winter Weekend Gala in Gstaad, SwitzerlandMatteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Stephanie Seymour at Children of Armenia Fund Holiday Gala CHILDREN OF ARMENIA FUND 11th Annual Holiday GalaPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

3. Lindsey Calla at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

4. Coco Rocha at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

5. Harley Viera-Newton at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney Museum VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Olivia Palermo at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Emma Roberts at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-3Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

8. Padma Lakshmi at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

9. Franca Sozzani at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

10. Katie Holmes at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-6Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Emma Roberts, Gia Coppola, and Dev Hynes at James Franco’s ‘Palo Alto’ After Party

Up & Down hosted the after party for Ms. Gia Coppolas film ‘Palo Alto’.

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Performance by Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) who also did a few songs on the soundtrack

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Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart: Seen & Heard at Coachella Weekend 2

Contrary to popular belief, the second weekend of Coachella was not a ghost town. In fact, famous faces turned up in droves to take in the music fest’s final bow and were treated to steadier weather than the first weekend. Speaking of the heat, the desert was scorching with scantily clad celebrities attempting to stay well-ventilated in 100-degree weather. From Emma Roberts in a bikini to Kristen Stewart in microscopic cut-offs to a shirtless Joe Mangianello—if you thought Coachella style was naked before, brace yourself. 

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There certainly wasn’t a drought in star couples this weekend, as dynamic duos like Zoe Kravitz and Penn Badgley and Stewart and Robert Pattinson hit the scene without a bodyguard in sight. And while their love was well-documented by the bevy of photogs in the house, there’s no denying that the buzziest of buzz sightings was Katy Perry frolicking from show to show, hand in hand with her new fling (and Ryan Gosling doppelgänger), Robert Ackroyd. The pop star and Florence + the Machine guitarist were heavy on the PDA, proving that Perry has very much moved on from both her former husband Russell Brand and her Chanel boy toy from Paris Fashion Week, model Baptiste Giabiconi. 

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There’s more: former BlackBook cover star Alexander Skarsgård swung by the SKYY Infusions Coconut Escape Pool Party in a simple black tee and jeans, Rosie Huntington-Whitely graced the fest grounds in a white J Brand shirt, nude bikini top, and Christopher Kane denim shorts. Even Melanie Griffith make an appearance this weekend, pairing a black tee with floral trousers and cat-eye sunnies while smoking cigarettes and downing beer. Rock on.

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Morning Links: Justin Bieber’s First Paternity Suit, Rick Ross Speaks on His Seizures

● A California woman has filed a paternity suit against Justin Bieber alleging that she took the pop star’s virginity in a backstage hook-up and ended up pregnant. Bieber and co. are saying, of course, that the baby ain’t so. [Radar] ● E! plans to continue airing the now obsolete Kim’s Fairytale Wedding because, as one exec explains, “The program model of television doesn’t exactly keep up with the life model of real people… if Kim gets to keep her gifts, why can’t E!? [NYT] ● Speaking of lost innocence: still mostly precious teen queens Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Emma Roberts are allegedly in talks to join James Franco in Harmony Korine’s upcoming film, Spring Breakers, about a spring break gone terribly wrong. [EW]

● Rick Ross says that he’s cleared a “battery of tests,” and that his two-seizure day was the result of his hard hustle. “I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving,” he explained yesterday on 106 and Park, adding that, “that has to stop.” [OnSmash] ● The guy who co-wrote Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” says it’s “a weird thing” that Kreayshawn is so famous, because he’s still “eating Spam for dinner.” [LA Weekly] ● Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij has a new song, and it’s real nice. [Rostam]

Morning Links: Rebecca Black Pulls “Friday” From YouTube, Emma Roberts Doesn’t Believe In Nepotism

● 167,370,534 views later, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video is gone from YouTube, apparently as a result of a copyright claim filed by Rebecca Black herself. You don’t always know what’s good ’til it’s gone… [TechCrunch] ● Retired talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she won’t rest easy until she gets what she wants from O.J. “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confession to me,” she said. “I don’t just want an interview, I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.” It would be a moment long in the making. [HR] ● Kelly Osbourne’s pomeranian Noodle had to be put down after an incurable brain defect was discovered. “I DON’T PLAY GOD,” she tweeted. “It was an unfortunate necessary!” RIP Noodles. [NYDN]

● Emma Roberts, Julia Robert’s niece and sometimes co-star, doesn’t believe in Hollywood nepotism. “A lot of people think that and they talk about nepotism which I think is so ridiculous considering it’s obviously not true, because I’ve auditioned for so many things and never gotten the part,” she told PopEater. Um, we’re still waiting for our audition. [PopEater] ● When it comes to cars, Rick Ross keeps it personal. His Benz is nicknamed “Justin Bieber, his Maybach “Oprah”, and his Bugatti coupe is known as “Katy Perry” — “She’s really sexy,” he says. Ruf! [RS] ● And lest you forget, Jack Black is very much in the house. [NYM]

Movie Reviews: Conviction, Catfish, & It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Conviction Originally titled Betty Anne Waters, Fox changed the name of director Tony Goldwyn’s rich and layered drama to Conviction, presumably to avoid the inevitable Julia Roberts/Erin Brockovich comparisons Hilary Swank will surely get when she’s honored with an Oscar nomination next year. Swank, already a two-time winner, plays a working- class mother of two from Boston who struggles—for 18 years—to get her brother Kenneth (Sam Rockwell, also Oscar bait) out of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit. First, she’ll need to get her GED, her BA, go to law school, and pass the bar exam, at which point she’ll reopen a 16-year-old case and appeal the verdict. Although we already know the outcome—the film is based on a true story—it’s a thrill to watch Swank do battle, particularly when she takes on her own Scylla and Charybdis, the policewoman who arrested Kenny (Melissa Leo) and the trial’s key witness (a deliciously crazy Juliette Lewis). Expect serious traction from this one come awards season. —Nick Haramis

image It’s Kind of a Funny Story It’s Kind of a Funny Story is kind of a funny movie, too, but teenage boys flocking to watch their Hangover hero Zach Galifianakis prance around in nothing but a jock strap will be surprised, albeit pleasantly, by its more serious side. They may see some of themselves in 15-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who checks himself into a mental institution after experiencing suicidal fantasies. Once inside, Craig—who is never really a danger to himself—meets a call sheet of harmlessly bonkers characters. There’s the mentor (Galifianakis), the mute (Bernard White), and the girl next door (or down the hall, as is the case with a highly crushable Emma Roberts), who also happens to cut herself once in a while. Soon, the predictable happens—they change his life and he changes theirs. But directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who have yet to make a bad film (Half Nelson, Sugar)—navigate the proceedings in a way that’s always engaging and ultimately transcendent. —Ben Barna

image Catfish A raw, low-budget Sundance gem (as if there were any other kind), Catfish finds filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost following Schulman’s adult brother, Nev, as he forms an initially benign online friendship with an 8-year- old girl named Abby. She’s an art prodigy living in Michigan who paints one of Nev’s photographs that she finds in The New York Sun. Slowly, Nev begins a virtual affair with Abby’s 19-year- old sister, Megan. As time passes and their long-distance dalliance intensifies, Nev and crew decide to take a trip to meet Megan and Abby in person. What transpires will force viewers to re-examine the trust we place in online personae. Sure, the film’s a nail-biter, but it’s also a true, heartrending tale of internet romance gone awry. —Eiseley Tauginas

image The Company Men It’s an odd coincidence that a movie denouncing redundancies in the workplace should follow so closely on the heels of last year’s George Clooney vehicle, Up in the Air. Both films are about the shell shock of corporate downsizing, but in this one, director John Wells flips perspectives, asking audiences to reel along with his leads—Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper—as they navigate life after being canned. Strongest when its characters are at their weakest, The Company Men injects the recession with humanity and more than a little desperation. Rosemarie DeWitt (the title character in Rachel Getting Married) plays Affleck’s wife with honesty and grace as she strokes her husband’s ego, all the while trying to curb his spending. Meanwhile, Affleck takes a construction job with his brother-in-law (played by lovable curmudgeon Kevin Costner). At this point, the movie, resolved to end on a feel-good note, eschews reality for the sake of a pre-packaged Hollywood ending, without the stimulus. —NH

image Let Me In Dear Cindy and Becky and your entire sleepover posse: we get that you’re hot for vampires. But for every True Blood there’s a Twilight, and despite popular demand, it’s difficult for filmmakers to impress critics when they’re targeting bloodlust-y tweens. Let Me In, director Matt Reeves’ American remake of the 2008 Swedish masterpiece, Let the Right One In, succeeds because it’s about kids, not for them. The film stars Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Abby, an ancient sanguisuge in the body of a young girl, who befriends Owen, a quiet bully-target played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road). While the film’s heart is the relationship between its two leads, which plays out like a Montessori production of Harold and Maude, there are still buckets (literally, buckets) of gut-wrenching imagery to satisfy those thirsting for Daybreakers 2. As Abby’s guardian, Richard Jenkins turns in an expectedly riveting performance, but it’s Moretz and Smit-McPhee who breathe the most life into this faithful remake about the undead. —NH