For those taking bets on what kind of little one Anna Paquin is incubating in that baby bump, the odds just got more complicated...by a factor of two. (...Right? Whatever. Math is hard.) Point is: the Us Weekly has the news that the "True Blood" actress and her husband, the charming Stephen Moyer, are expecting twins!
This is a surprise outcome for the couple, who are reportedly getting lots of advice on doubling their fun in the baby department from twin-experienced co-star Sam Trammell (his girlfriend gave birth to a couple of bouncing babes last summer, so he's a pro at this stuff.) And while this is Anna's first pregnancy, Stephen has a couple of kids from a prior relationship, so he should be ready and able to baby-wrangle with the best of 'em when his wife needs another set of hands.
We'd already heard from two fine gentlemen of the "Magic Mike" cast about the trials and tribulations of thong-wearing, but as we all know, there are a lot more than two fine gentlemen in this movie! So when Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum stopped by to discuss the film, they got the same question about which wardrobe items were most cumbersome...but, surprisingly, the answer we got from Channing was one we definitely hadn't heard before.
"Cumbersome?" Channing said, looking confused. And hey, that's right! Because let us not forget, this man was a real, actual stripper once upon a time! A veteran thong-wearer! And, he said, avoiding discomfort—and some of the more out-there outfits typically associated with strippers—was a skill he picked up on the job.
Last night, the unhappy news of Nora Ephron's death at 71 swept across the internet like a juggernaut of sadness—sadness so deep and all-encompassing that we immediately put in our DVD of "Sleepless in Seattle," watched it all the way to the end, and cried the whole way through.
...Not because of the sad loss of a talented writer/director, but because that's what always happens when we watch one of her movies, because she was just that good at making you feel things.
And today, in honor of the inimitable Ms. Ephron, we've put together this list of the most wonderful moments from her movies that made us feel all the feelings. Sad, frustrating, funny and true, these are five scenes out of many that made her work painfully, perfectly human.
Rumors are flying fast and furious today about the casting of "Catching Fire"—and because there is no "Hunger Games"-related tidbit we will not repeat, news upon which we will not jump, or gossip we will not goss, here's the latest: Victor Gojcaj, best known amongst cinema connoisseurs as "Hey It's That Guy From 'Unstoppable'!" is in the running for the role of returning tribute Brutus in "Catching Fire."
...What do you mean, "Who's Brutus?"
AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A FAN.
But in case the name doesn't ring any bells (Confession: we totally had to peek back through the books for a refresher, so ashamed), Brutus is the District 2 champion who eagerly returns to the arena for the Quarter Quell —and not 'cause he's hoping to help the revolution, either. And while Victor's prior acting experience isn't exactly diverse (so far, his oeuvre has been limited exclusively to Bad Guy On a Train), we still think he's the perfect pick to add a hint of genuine villainy to a film that needs some well-rounded baddies, particularly since he comes to Hollywood with a rich history of off-screen criminal shenanigans to complement his on-screen roles. As in, dude was an actual underworld felon before he was an actor. Can someone say "bad-ass"?
When it comes to complicated costumery, it's no surprise that the men of "Magic Mike" identified their teeny-tiny stripperman banana hammocks as the most problematic part of their on-set wardrobe. But even we've gotta admit, we didn't expect them to sing about it.
"Thong, th-thong thong thong!" trilled Joe Manganiello,, when MTV News' Kara Warner asked him, along with fellow "Magic Mike" actor Matt Bomer, which item of required clothing presented the biggest challenge. But with so many thongs to choose from (yes, that's right, the men appear onstage in MANY a butt-baring set of underpants, you're welcome), Matt and Joe went one step further to identify the one particular thong that gave both of them the willies. Which was it? Well, let's just say that the stars-and-stripes which bedecked these guys' respective, er, flagpoles in the Fourth of July dance scene had them both feeling less-than-patriotic.
What kind of goodies await fairytale fans on the Blu-ray release of "Mirror Mirror" (in stores today)? DELICIOUS ones, that's what! And Hollywood Crush has one EXCLUSIVE look at a making-the-Snow-White-sausage featurette from the disc's special features, with peeks at some on-set action and sit-down interviews with Lily Collins and Julia Roberts as they discuss working with director Tarsem Singh.
Even if you haven't already seen this vibrant and funny take on the classic fairytale, it's clear from the actors' enthusiasm that making this movie was tons of fun (and speaking of fun, hey, look! There's Lily in her swan hat!). And the titular character herself couldn't be more psyched about how Tarsem brought the story to life onscreen.
"The way he talked about his vision of the project was just so energetic and so different, I knew I had to work with him," Lily gushed.
We just don't know what to believe anymore when it comes to the ongoing casting of "Catching Fire": First we heard that Zoe Aggeliki and Mia Wasikowska were perched right on the edge of the casting couch for the role of Johanna Mason, with Zoe maybe even being offered the role, like, yesterday. But now, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive report that it's actually Jena Malone who's being seriously considered for the part of the tough and feisty District 7 tribute. And not only that, that Mia was a big red herring who was never in the running at all! UGH. Stop toying with us, "Catching Fire"!
But at the risk of getting all super-excited only to get our hopes dashed again: Jena Malone? Yes, please. She's a talented actress with a miles-long resume, and her past projects include everything from high drama to cheesy horror to hardcore action flicks. (You also might've seen her in the recent History Channel Old West gunfight-fest of "Hatfields and McCoys.") And if you're wondering how she'd fare in the arena, take note: After last year's "Sucker Punch," Jena is no stranger to busting heads...in thigh-high boots, a fishnet body suit and a leather corset, no less. Think she'll come on board for the "Hunger Games" sequel, where the killing wardrobe is a little less fashion and a little more function? Discuss!
Forget the L.A. club scene or New York City streets; on Saturday night, the best place to spot young Hollywood's finest was Englewood, New Jersey! A roll call of A-list celebs—including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and Zac Efron—all made their way to the Garden State this weekend as guests at the wedding of Hollywood producer Kevin Turen and actress Evelina Oboza. (In other words, don't go road-tripping out to the Jerz in the hopes of doing some star-spotting; this was a one-time deal.)
According to the report from People, all stars in attendance kept it classy and stayed off the radar, leaving the spotlight to the bride and groom (although Robert was spotted taking a turn as DJ, and Zac hit the dance floor when it came time to hora!).
Are we just the teensiest bit cheesed that all the actors of "Magic Mike" showed up to the big premiere with their pants on? Well, yes. YES. Everyone was way too clothed at last night's event, with not a single pair of Velcro tear-aways or well-muscled thighs in sight. (Unless you count Cody Horn, that is.) But despite the minor disappointment of pants, everywhere, on everyone, the gallery of pics from the red carpet premiere is still nice and ogle-worthy, as the cast of everyone’s new favorite male stripper flick came out to celebrate all their long, hard...work.
Among the actors present: Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey—who was not only atypically wearing a shirt, but actually dressed to the nines in a full-on tuxedo.
It was all vampires, all the time again on this week’s "True Blood," as Pam’s origin story reached a bloody conclusion, Tara struggled with her newborn appetite, and Bill and Eric prepared to stalk the wild Edgington. Here’s what went down!
All About My Maker
Being a Maker is serious business—as Eric tells Pam in the revealed remainder of their backstory. Pam's flashbacks show how the ancient Viking vampire smoothed things over between the brothel owner (still-human Pam) and the vampire responsible for killing her girls (the still-young... HEY! It’s Bill Compton!), bedded her, but then balked when she asked him to turn her. No way, he says: Making is a lifetime commitment. Pam’s solution? An ultimatum, in the form of a razor to the wrists.
"Let me walk the world with you, Mr. Northman, or watch me die," she says. Famous last words? Well, yeah, obviously not; we know how this story ends.