Los Angeles experienced a sizzling hot Saturday night at the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. In very L.A. fashion, a Kardashian was there along with multiple A-List bombshells — Salma Hayek, we’re looking at you! Kate Hudson looked like a bronze statue and once again Camilla Belle wore exactly what we wanted her to. Who’s your best dressed of the night?
1. Kate HudsonPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
2. Kim Kardashian Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
3. Selena Gomez Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
4. Toni GarrnPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
5. Kate BeckinsalePhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
6. Jennifer LopezPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
7. Camilla BellePhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
8. Cara DelevingnePhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com
9. Evan Rachel WoodPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
Kate Bosworth showing some stunning back-cleavage. Photo courtesy of Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
From New York to LA, some fabulous people attended some fabulous parties this week. We’ve searched through all the looks and highlighted the most #stunning stylish celebs. Of course some looked better than others… who gets your vote?
1. Diana Agron at Hammer Museum’s 12th Annual Garden Gala in L.A.Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
2. GiGi Hadid at The New Museum’s Cultural Innovation Celebration in New YorkPhoto: Madison McGaw/BFAnyc.com
3. Claire Distenfeld at A Night of Fashion in New YorkPhoto: Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com
4. Marion Cotillard at Sundance Select and Dior Beauty’s celebration of Two Days, One Night in New YorkPhoto: Ben Rosser/BFAnyc.com
5. Karlie Kloss at the American Associates of The National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Fundraising Gala in New YorkPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com
6. Leigh Lezark at The New Museum’s Cultural Innovation Celebration in New YorkPhoto: Madison McGaw/BFAnyc.com
7. Kendall Jenner at the American Associates of The National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Fundraising Gala in New YorkPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
8. Byrdie Bell at The United Nations Trust Fund To End Violence Against Woman Event in New YorkPhoto: Leandro J/BFAnyc.com
9. Evan Rachel Wood at Hammer Museum’s 12th Annual Garden Gala in L.A. Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
10. Kate Bosworth at Hammer Musuem’s 12th Annual Garden Gala in L.A.Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com
With only a few days left to spare, we’re all gearing up for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which looks to highlight a wide range of films from acclaimed and up-and-coming directors all over world, featuring the best in new talent and a return for directors whom have charmed us for years. And as of today, the jury for this year’s festival had officially been announced. The jurors will be divided among the seven competitive Festival categories, with the winners announced on April 25nd.
Jane Rosenthal, the co-founder of the festival has stated: “We are delighted to welcome such an illustrious group of individuals to the Tribeca jury…We look forward to their expert perspective on the films and talent in our program and the dialogue that emerges from the process.”
For the World Competition Categories the jurors are as follows: Narrative Compeition
Playwright, filmmaker, and screenwriter Kenny Longergan
Actress, director, writer, and producer Bryce Dallas-Howard
Filmmaker Paul Haggis
Actress Blythe Danner
Time Magazine Senior Editor Jessica Winter
World Documentary Competition
Director and producer Sandi Dubowski
Actress Evan Rachel Wood
Actress Mira Sorvino
Emerging Competition Category: Best New Narrative Director
Screenwriter, producer, and director Stu Zicherman
With the New Directors/New Films Festival all wrapped up, we’re setting our sites on Tribeca and getting geared up for all the exciting new movies premiering later this month. And no stranger to the festival circuit, award-winning director Kat Coiro is back with her upcoming romantic comedy, A Case of You. The film is set to debut on April 21st and today we’ve got new stills from the film (via The Playlist) featuring its dynamic ensemble cast.
In Cioro’s latest, we follow Justin Long as a man whose online dating profile attracts the likes of his dream girl—played by Evan Rachel Wood. But the trouble comes when she falls for him and he must got to uphold his online persona—a more a heightened version of himself—or chance her affections waning. Alongside the two is a pretty amazing hodgepodge cast of comedic and dramatic talent from Sienna Miller and Sam Rockwell to Vince Vaughn and Busy Phillips.
In the photos below we get a look at the leading couple, as well as a beanie-clad Brendan Fraser and sassy looking Peter Dinklage. Take a look.
Heading to the Berlin Film Festival this week after its Sundance preiere, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman has been a high on everyone’s radar for the year. And although it opened to mixed reviews in Park City, the thriller may prove to have a different sway with European audiences and those outside the festival. From music video direct Fredrik Bond in his directorial debut, the film stars the powerfully beautiful Evan Rachel Wood and Shia Labeuf, who hopefully gets to exercise some of his darker acting chops this time around.
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman follows a young man who jets off to Europe, falls in one, and violently collides with her ex-boyfriend. IndieWire noted that the film is "played to a degree so feverish…that the movie feels like the swelling, love-cranked-up-to-11 crescendo of a Sigur Ros song at all times, making for a picture that seems desperate to be seen as a deeply-felt, slow-motion music video." Still interested.
With a distributor still not attached, MTV has released an exclusive clip from the film today. A red-haired ERW tells a pony-tailed and scruffy Shia that "tomorrow she’ll kiss him," as delicate music and slow motion ensues between Drive-esque cuts of the city from above, making this look like the worst music video I’ve ever seen or a movie that’s going to drown me in tears. Check out the clip and see for yourself.
As a twelve year old, I was absolutely positive that Shia LaBeouf was my soulmate—no one else. But now that some time has passed, I can see that, okay perhaps I was wrong. However, that doesn’t mean I appreciate him any less and genuinely believe he’s a pretty brilliant young actor who has just made one too many Transformers movies. But it’s been a good year for ol’ LaBeouf! We’ve seen him shoot em up with Tom Hardy in Lawless, get naked for Sigur Ros, and in April he’ll be starring alongside Robert Redford in The Company You Keep. Not to mention, next year we’ll probably get a few more naked Shia moments when we finally get to see long-awaited odyssey, The Nymphomaniac from Lars von Trier. But this week, another one of his films will premiere at Sundance, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, in which he stars alongside Evan Rachel Wood. The film follows:
Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?
Check out the new image from the film and while you’re here, watch the violently sinister short film, Maniac that LaBeouf directed last year starring Kid Cudi. It’s weird. Obviously.
● Just three days old and baby Blue Ivy Carter is already living more luxuriously than you in her $3,500 Lucite crib. [Us]
● Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are engaged, six years after meeting on the set of Greenday’s "Wake Me Up When September Ends" video (and some two years after Wood called things off with Marilyn Manson). [Us]
● Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime original movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, as produced by Larry Thompson of Amish Grace fame. [Deadline]
● According to Jon Hamm, Mad Men will finally be back on the air March 25. [Yahoo]
● Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is launching a record label called Chigliak Records that will issue albums that "were never commercially released" or "locally released and never put out on vinyl" as a Jagjaguwar imprint. [Pitchfork]
The ingenue decided to come out as bisexual “to return the favor.”
There aren’t many publicly gay male actors in Hollywood, but there sure are a lot of bisexual women! Particularly young women in their twenties, who are very open about their sexuality to the press. Evan Rachel Wood is not the first actress to express her attraction to both men and women, and it’s interesting to read about her coming out story. There doesn’t seem to be one!
“I’ve been that way since I can remember,” she tells the Daily Mail. “I remember growing up and loving when I knew there was a girl like me who I looked up to. I figured I should return the favor.” Can you imagine all of the poor young bisexual girls who now have a new hero?
Look, it’s not like bisexuality isn’t a thing. But for an actress to “come out” as bisexual, especially when the idea of a young, hot woman being attracted to other young, hot women is a mainstream fantasy, one can’t help but feel a little dubious. Especially since the actress in question has only publicly dated men and is currently reported to be attached to a male actor (in Wood’s case, the actor is Jamie Bell). And making a statement a film premeire (she’s in the new George Clooney flick The Ides of March, did you know?!) seems a bit disingenuous.
Who knows? Evan Rachel Wood might be as bisexual as they come, but we doubt that anyone is picking her as a role model for sexual awareness. She was engaged to Marilyn Manson, after all.
● Charlie Sheen was roasted last night on Comedy Central. Mostly people just thought it was funny when an otherwise incomprehensible Mike Tyson ended his bit by calling himself the “greatest poet alive” and threatening, “I will eat your children!” [AP/Yahoo] ● BFFs Ashely Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens ducked out of New York Fashion Week and into an East Village tattoo shop to get inked together. Tisdale went for “jamais seule” (french for “never alone”) on her food, and Hudgens got the symbol for “Om” on her hand. [NYDN] ● Lest the bump not be proof enough, Beyoncé is reportedly “bonkers” for bananas dipped in ketchup and definitely pregnant. [The Sun]
● Evan Rachel Wood has been carrying around that tooth she lost in a little jeweled box. [Us] ● 17-year-old Justin Bieber says he definitely wants to be married by 25, which, let’s talk about this again when you turn 20 and aren’t a teenager anymore. [WWD] ● According to TMZ, Lil Wayne keeps a skate ramp with him at all times so he can “rip it whenever he wants.” Wrist Gaurd Weezy is real. [TMZ]