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.

The Smartest: Rosamund Pike
Dior Couture. So cute, so chic. So comfortable looking.

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?

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+.

(Ahh, this is better:)


The Dreamboat: Eddie Redmayne
In dashing, double-breasted Prada. Unf.

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.

Good Enough: Gretchen Mol
Just so elegant in her Dennis Basso gown.

Cutest: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
And finally… this moment just deserves some recognition. Aww.

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

That Guy Split Up With What’s-Her-Face

TMZ, People, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have all harmoniously confirmed the terrible breakup of a torrid sexual relationship between Hollywood actors Jennifer Anniston and Robert Pattinson, who appeared on The Daily Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to confirm that he will be the new legal guardian for Suri Cruise, the illegitimate child of British chanteuse Adele and an unnamed father who is probably Bret Michaels, the rock star famous for his recently called-off double-engagement to Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and one of the girls from Teen Mom.

Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson, Anne Hathaway and Carey Mulligan have filed for a divorce from their respective husbands—Stevie Wonder, Tom Cruise and Justin Theroux (née Jeremy Piven). Kenny G, accredited just two days ago as a lawyer, will represent both men in what is likely to be a blood-soaked beast of a court proceeding. Kenny G is also caught in the middle of his own bitter divorce from a crazed fan, who filed for marriage without his knowledge; that case is presided over by Judge Judy.

Judge Judy could not be reached for comment, but this weekend she was spotted scarfing down hamburgers at Chateau Marmont with Ryan Gosling, the world-renown David Duchovny impersonator.

Watch These Funny People Reenact Every Rom-Com Press Junket Ever

Summer movie season is very much upon us, and with it we shall suffer the slings and arrows of the mediocre rom-com, likely one in which a wound-up Manhattan career gal meets a free-spirited manchild and learns how to loosen up a little/a nebbishy businessman meets a stock Manic Pixie Dream Girl and finally lets someone into his heart. Luckily for us, Upright Citizens’ Brigade’s Nate Smith has recreated every rom-com press junket situation ever so you don’t have to bother with the cinema this summer, with the help of Freddi Scheib and some Photoshopping. The duo’s tackling of clichés, ridiculous premises (Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in: Dog Pork, in which a dog owner and a potbellied pig owner fall helplessly in love or something) and faux-modesty about these roles are great, but it’s all about Smith’s impersonations. Come for Jason Sudeikis’ weird, guttural noises and his dead-on Seth Rogen; stay for Mark Ruffalo’s brutal honesty. 

Our only question is why does each of these films star Jennifer Aniston? Surely, there are some rom-com roles left for Katherine Heigl. 

Evening Links: Billboard Finally Figuring Out The Internet, Jennifer Aniston’s Huge Beauty Budget

● Starting tomorrow, Billboard’s Hot 100 will be taking into account plays on online streaming services like Rhapsody and Spotify along with the usual sales and radio play when ranking the Hot 100. Chart-heads might want to Google "Carly Rae Jepsen" sooner rather than later. [NYT]

● Jennifer Aniston spends $141,037 a year on maintaining her appearance, and so unless you also are worth some $120 million, it’s probably safe to start living for something other than her "Hottest Woman of All Time" title. [Page Six]

● A third horse has died during production, and so HBO has cancelled Luck. “While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen, and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future," they explain. [NYDN]

● Lindsay Lohan says that, really, though, she didn’t hit that man and that the accusations are "absurd." [Page Six]

● Buying from the bottom-shelf? The Awl suggests the Rittenhouse. Half the price, twice the flavor! Or something. [The Awl]

David Wain Finds Broad Appeal With His New Film ‘Wanderlust’

David Wain is funny. We know this. From Wet Hot American Summer to Stella to Children’s Hospital, it seems that everything David Wain touches turns to cult-comedy gold — and we’re not complaining. With an absurd and bizarrely addictive sense of humor, he’s found a way to bring that unflappable sense of humor to Hollywood while still preserving his smaller projects for his fans to obsess over. With Wanderlust, which he co-wrote with fellow State member Ken Marino, he gives us perhaps his best studio picture — one that manages to appeal to a broad audience while still keeping the Wain comedy trademarks alive. Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, the film follows a couple who’ve lost their apartment and are in search of the next phase of their lives. After packing up their things and hitting the road, they stumble upon Elysium, a commune rife with free-loving hippies, vegan meals, casual afternoon acid trips, and a brilliantly funny cast of characters including Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Kerri Kenney, and Joe Lo Truglio. We caught up with Wain to chat about what sparked his interest in this story, his early days in comedy, and the role improvisation plays in his work.

I heard the original idea for the movie was when you and your wife were having trouble selling your apartment?
Well, we’re actually currently having trouble. But it’s more that we just live in an apartment that’s way too small and way beyond our means, basically just to live in Manhattan. That was sort of one of the inspirational seeds, so taking that to the next step of losing everything and suddenly being in a position where you might make more radical choices about your life because you have less to lose.

And you wrote with Ken Marino, who is someone you’ve worked with many times before. How did you go about writing it together?
We’re both so busy and live on separate coasts so we picked a week and got into room for 12 hours a day for seven days without any ideas, and we made it our assignment to come up with that idea, outline it, and write a draft by the end of the first week so we had something to work from. We tried to invent a story that would use a lot of the people we love to work with and use themes we were interested in.

Were you writing the role of George for Paul Rudd?
Kind of; we definitely had him in mind. We didn’t know that he would do it or be interested in it, but having him in a leading role in the previous three movies I did, it was hard not to picture him playing that.

What’s your relationship like with him? He’s in so many of the things you do and he’s obviously so good.
He’s become a great friend, obviously, but he’s also such a good actor and such a funny guy great at improv, and in every way such a good person to have in your court making everyone look good.

Did the other characters sort of just come about because they’re all such strong personalities themselves?
Generally our process is not to do that, so we wrote most of the characters in something of a vacuum just imaging who the people on a commune would be, with the exception of Justin Theroux, who we really did visualize in that part.

It was so strange seeing him like that and I really loved it.
You know, he had played Jesus in The Ten and I guess that had something to do with what informed it for us. We had Justin in mind for that one, but once we got to the next phase we started looking at people we knew and also auditioning to fill out the cast. And people we didn’t know would do it, like Alan Alda, who we just made Hail Mary-best offers to.

He was so perfect for the role, but I was going to ask how you decided to cast him.
He’s basically my dream-list actor for any role and I assumed, having never met him, that he was the funniest, coolest guy. And I was right by ten-fold. He was just the greatest, so working with him was amazing. You want someone who’s funny and knows what he’s talking about, and I can’t believe he did it. A lot of his funniest stuff didn’t even make it into the movie just for time, so it’s going to be on the DVD.

Is there going to be a lot of stuff on the DVD?
The DVD has something we call the Bizzaro Cut, which is essentially an entire other cut of the movie that’s made up almost entirely of material that’s not in the first movie, so it’s going to be really cool.

Do you think that being a part of The State and being at NYU really shaped you as a comedian in terms of being able to collaborate so well with other people?
I certainly couldn’t state that enough. Meeting all those guys at NYU at the beginning of college changed and formed my life in just about every way. They were my best friends and still are most of my best friends, and I don’t even know necessarily if I’d still be doing comedy if it wasn’t for them. We all came together at a time and basically taught each other everything about comedy and doing this stuff, and we lived together day and night from age 18 to 27, and we still, now into our forties, work together all the time. Being part of The State has defined my professional life.

Do you find that writing bigger studio films like this is different than when you’re doing TV or smaller films? Do you feel like you have less freedom?
The pros and cons are sort of balanced in a lot of ways. You have less freedom because there’s money riding on it, but you have more freedom because you generally have more time and more resources. But independent films can be just as restrictive. Unless you’re personally writing a check for a movie, there’s always someone or some company that has an agenda that’s important to them which may not be the same as the director’s. Movies are always collaborative and always filled with compromises.

Your work over the years has always had a cult following, perhaps because your style of comedy is isn’t mainstream — it’s very bizarre, but it’s not dark. What do you think it is about it that people are so drawn to?
I think part of it that it was formed in things like The StateWet Hot American Summer, and Stella, which were very much largely without any outside input at all. I think because we developed our comedy through each other in a bubble — we didn’t come out of Second City or UCB or Groundlings or anything like that — so there was just a certain specificity to it or “we don’t care what anyone thinks” quality to it that was appealing. And I think it was perhaps solidified by the nature of Wet Hot American Summer being so unsuccessful; it had all the makings of a cult movie because then people could discover it and feel ownership of it. [Fans think], Here’s this thing that I know of and to this day most people don’t know it, but certainly far, far more frequently watch it [since] it came out.

When you have a cast of people that’s so funny I imagine it’s not difficult to make things really entertaining. How much of Wanderlust was scripted and how much was improvised?
When we’re shooting we do a ton of both. We always make sure to get what’s on the page for sure, because sometimes new ideas or instincts [you think of] on set may not be better than what you thought about for years. We also always let the actors try stuff and improvise and have fun with it, then in editing we just end up choosing what’s funniest. It doesn’t matter how we got it.

Stella is one of my all-time favorite shows. So much of it seemed improvised, but then read where you said sometimes it would be 95% scripted and then 95% unscripted. I feel like there’s an art to making comedy that seems like it’s improvised but is, in fact, not.
Well, like, Wet Hot was 90% scripted. But the writing process is kind of an improv-y process in a way — we’re sitting together in a room throwing things out — so especially on a film like Wet Hot when the budget is so low, you just don’t have time to sit around and play with it. But in a way there are pros and cons to it. You end up not second guessing much of what’s in the script.

I feel like films like Wet Hot and The Ten are sort of abstract humor and then Role Models is broader and more mainstream. Do you think that those older films’ humor can’t translate into a bigger studio film?
I think that it can in the way that we’ve approached things like Role Models and Wanderlust, where we’re taking some elements of what’s needed for a mainstream audience to connect to it while also trying to layer in enough of our sensibility so it’s recognizable. I think that in both of these projects, we’ve done that in different ways, and hopefully the fans will agree.

One of the moments in Wanderlust where I couldn’t stop laughing was when Paul is in the mirror and he’s trying to psych himself up to have sex.
That’s the perfect example of a scene where half of what ended up in the final scene was in the script, but the most memorable part is just Paul being insane.

It seemed like he was going to stop but he just kept pushing it and pushing it.
One of our first instincts in editing was, Let’s just cut this way down. But then we were like, The whole point of this is how long he kept doing it.

Bringing in someone like Jennifer Aniston obviously helps drive people to see the film, but did you have someone in mind that you wanted for the role?
She was definitely at the very top of our list. I didn’t know her very well but Paul had worked with her on Friends and Object of My Affection, and so he kind of knew what hopefully the rest of America will find out — that she totally has the edge in her, is very ballsy, a great sport, a very funny improviser, and can mix right in with our whole group.

You seem to always have these large ensemble casts. Is that something you just love working in?
Yeah. Looking back on my past four movies they’ve had these huge, huge casts, and I think it’s because partially I just hate excluding people from the process because it’s so much fun to work with friends and the more the merrier! And partly because the movies I always loved growing up were these large cast ensembles.

So, what’s next?
I am in editing on the fourth season of Children’s Hospital and just released the DVD of Wainy Days. Next I’m working on the Wet Hot American Summer follow up.

Can you say anything about the follow up?
Just that it’s going to be as many of the same cast as we can wrangle. That’s all I can say so far. But then we also have another show that we’re starting to shoot in the spring that will be on Adult Swim called News Readers, which is a spin-off of Children’s Hospital.

Afternoon Links: Paris Hilton’s Return to Music, Zac Efron Drops a Condom

● Paris Hilton makes a sultry — or, as sultry as one can be while saying things like, "No one is safe in the Twittersphere anymore" and "I’m too lazy to type, so I send a photo I took up a dancer’s skirt" — return to music with "Drunk Text," a spoken word collaboration with electro-duo Manufactured Superstars. Maybe it could be art, if you let it. [VV]

● First things first: the graying James Mercer dies in The Shins’ first (and most Royal Tenenbaums-inspired!) video in five years. [Spinner]

● Jennifer Aniston has no interest in a big screen Friends reunion. "I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I can’t imagine what that would be. It’s not normal. Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self." [THR]

● Woops! Zac Efron let what appears to be a gold-foiled condom slip from his pocket on the Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax red carpet. At least he’s being safe. [Huff Post]

● None other than Angelina Jolie wrote the forward for Billy Bob Thornton’s upcoming memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. [PageSix]

● James Murphy was not just impressed by Dan Albarn and André 3000 — he was totally "awestruck" by them. "I was really stunned at how good Damon and André are as technical musicians," he tells Pitchfork of their Converse collaboration. "They could both sit down and play the piano really well, and I was just like, ‘Um, I can hit stuff.’" [Pitchfork]

Rudd & Aniston Relax in ‘Wanderlust’ Red-Band Trailer

In Wanderlust, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston play an overstressed NYC couple who find themselves at a hippie commune after Rudd is laid off from his job. Having nothing else better to do, they decide to hang out for a few weeks and explore their feelings amidst a collection of stoners, nudists and Malin Akerman. Directed by David Wain, it looks to be as reliably rude as his previous mainstream comedies like Role Models, which also starred Rudd. Case in point: this newly released red-band trailer, which balances jokes about drugged-out orgies with jokes about jerking off cows. 

The punch lines are not incredibly subtle, no. But they will do while we wait for Wain to get on that Wet Hot American Summer sequel/prequel/whatever it is. Wanderlust comes out on February 24, which is next week! We’re all very excited.

Morning Links: Mark Wahlberg Apologizes, Azealia Banks Goes Major

● Mark Wahlberg is already taking back that thing he said about 9/11 going differently, had only he been onboard one of those planes. "To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with," he told TMZ. "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention." [TMZ]

● The British tabloid Look thinks Jennifer Aniston is looking a little "in the family way" these days. But, as Celebuzz points out, we’ve all heard that one before. [Celebuzz]

"212" rapper Azealia Banks has inked a deal with "the biggest label on the planet," Universal Records. "Half the shit I’ve been through & successfully gotten through would blow some of your minds," she said, breaking the big news herself on twitter yesterday. "God just dealt me a new hand today." [Pitchfork]

● "The poem and story are fake," says Jay-Z himself, making no promises of cleaning up his vocab now that Baby Blue has arrived. [NYDN]

● Rosie O’Donnell, for one, does not think Tom Cruise is gay because "he drives race cars." Okay. [BuzzFeed]

● That rumored Kardashian run Kardashian mag has been killed, because Kris demanded editorial control over every story that ran in it as well as every other publication under the American Media umbrella — Radar, Star, the National Enquirer, etc. A request to which AMI chief David Pecker said, "no way." [Page Six]

● Bruce Springsteen has let loose the first single, called "We Take Care Of Our Own," from his upcoming album, Wrecking Ball. [Huff Post]