by Emily Laurence
All the single ladies, all the single ladies: Instead of wallowing in your solo status this Valentine’s Day, celebrate it! Put down the box of chocolates you bought for yourself, stop looking up your ex on Facebook and call up your girls. Hollywood Crush has your movie night all planned out. Here are five films perfect for a belated Galentine's Day celebration (thank you, Leslie Knope!).
"Thelma & Louise"
This movie proves you don’t need a man to conquer the world—all you need is your BFF. In fact, Brad Pitt's around just long enough for Thelma to appreciate his hot bod and get some savvy tips about his robber lifestyle. As the credits roll, you’ll appreciate your friendships even more and vow to be friends forever (like, forrreal!).
by Christina Garibaldi
In case you forgot, it’s Valentine’s Day—that most romantic of days when loved ones should be spoiled with flowers, chocolate and loving gestures. Yet, if your boyfriend is someone who hasn’t been planning for this day for the past few weeks, we highly suggest showing him this valuable advice from Mr. Romance, otherwise known as Channing Tatum.
Channing knows a thing or two about melting girls' hearts—you’ll understand if you’ve seen him in “The Vow” or “Dear John”—so when we caught up with him recently before his hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live," we had to get his V-Day tips for all those guys out there that might need a helping hand.
“Do something that is shocking,” Channing said. “You can go to dinner, if that’s what you want to do or have a picnic or something, but do something you’re both going to remember.”
Stock up on the Puffs Plus because Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams are here to make you weep. Their romantic drama, "The Vow," hits theaters this weekend, right in time for Valentine's Day (hint, hint, boyfriends of the world), and this is one tear-jerking affair, to be sure. Rachel stars as a young woman who suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, and as a result, can no longer recall meeting or falling in love with her husband (Channing). Heavy stuff! But despite the sometimes melancholy material, Channing said it was an enjoyable experience falling in love with Rachel...on screen.
"It was easy. She's lovely, and we had a great time," he said.
Thankfully, it appears the feelings were mutual. "We got along really well," Rachel agreed. "It doesn't always go that way, but it's such a bonus. It doesn't necessarily mean that it won't seem like there's chemistry on the screen. You can not get along on screen, and it's still there somehow."
This one is for those of you who appreciate our weekly Hump Day Hottie feature, as well as those who love an adorable celeb couple. Not so long ago, we anointed "Suits" star Patrick J. Adams as our Hump Day Hottie, which led to two awesome things: First we learned that Patrick's real-life love interest is "Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario. Second, his "Suits" co-star Gabriel Macht was so overwhelmed by Patrick's honor that he felt the need to tweet a photo about how he was feeling about the whole thing. The chain of events was so fun that when I caught up with the Troian recently, I had to ask for her take.
"It was really funny. When he was the Hump Day Hottie, Gabriel Macht released that Twitpic, "Hump Day Nottie," and that tickled me pink, that was such a great response," she said. "It was definitely a great thing being able to walk around the apartment: 'Hump Day Hottie, could you pass me the coffee?' 'Hump Day Hottie, I left my phone in the other room could you Hump Day Hottie that over to me?' and he was just like, 'I hate you so much, would you stop that?' It was even better in public. That was great."
Because Hollywood has more in common with your average high school homeroom than most people care to admit, here's some semi-substantiated rumor mongering to start off your day: Zac Efron and Lily Collins are, like, totally dating, y'all. Or are they?
People reports that the two appeared hand-in-hand at a birthday party for one of Zac's friends and shared an intimate cocktail at the bar before joining the rest of the group. Oooh! Romance! (Although Zac was flying solo by the time he turned up at a late-night hotspot—possibly because the star of "Mirror Mirror" needs lots of sleep to maintain her hard-won status as Fairest of Them All.)
It'll be another few days before you can get your hands on a copy of the Bella Swan birth video (also known as the DVD of "Breaking Dawn"), but here's some fun "Twilight" family news: Jackson Rathbone, famous on-screen vampire and uncle to Renesmee, is expecting his first off-screen child with girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi.
Us Weekly confirms that Sheila, a burlesque dancer, is five months along with the pair's progeny. (Although considering the fairly terrifying progression of Bella's "Breaking Dawn" pregnancy, let's hope the Cullen family connection begins and ends with Jackson's movie role. Yikes.)
If you've noticed a recurring theme in actress Reese Witherspoon's recent film roles, you're not alone. During last night's MTV First: This Means War, featuring a 30-minute interview with the starlet, host Josh Horowitz addressed the important issue—namely that Reese's last three movies ("How Do You Know," "Water for Elephants" and "This Means War") feature the 35-year-old toying with two men's emotions.
What did the actress have to say for herself? "This is my love triangle period," she joked. Okay, okay, we can dig it, but have you ever engaged in tumultuous trio in real life?
One month, two magazine covers. You know you've arrived when you're pulling double duty on the newsstand. Hours after Vanity Fair's starlet-spangled Hollywood issue hit our desks, we found ourselves face-to-face with "Mirror Mirror" star Lily Collins once again, this time on the cover of Seventeen magazine, where she's looking all kinds of adorable in a mini chartreuse frock. Inside the issue, the 22-year-old talks about growing up in the spotlight and paving her own path.
Lily's "Snow White" remake hits theaters March 30, and director Tarsem Singh hasn't been shy about what won Lily the role—namely, her eyebrows! "I just saw her eyebrows and I said, 'That's Snow White,'" he joked in an interview. But Lily hasn't always been comfortable with her prominent brow. “It used to bother me—having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I’d fit in, but I hated them and couldn’t wait for them to grow back," she told the mag. "Now I embrace them. I’ve realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.”
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman are engaged. Well, their characters are engaged on the soapy ABC series, “Revenge,” but it seems that whatever love they are acting out on the small screen may have leaked into their real lives.
Yes, the co-stars are reportedly dating. According to Us Weekly, EVC and JB are currently hanging out, but unlike on the show, "it's not serious.” The couple also reportedly got their party on over New Year’s at the Paris club Rasputin with their pals. Taking their love to the City of Lights seems somewhat serious to us, guys! The source added that “they hang out together every night.” However, Em and J probably won’t be hitting up any red carpets together any time soon. "She's very private," the source said.
Daniel Radcliffe might be a self-professed romantic, but that doesn't mean he's an expert at dating. In fact, in his own words, he's "crap at it"!
The "Harry Potter" star opened up to Parade magazine about life, love and girlfriend Rosie Coker. Turns out that his attempts at seduction were as inexperienced as his onscreen persona Harry Potter's.
"With Rosie, I didn’t know what was appropriate, like on which date you’re supposed to try and kiss her," Dan admitted. "At the end of the second date I pulled a move out of the Bela Lugosi Book of Woo—I went to kiss Rosie and at the last minute lost my nerve and ended up kissing her neck, which is such a weirdly intimate place to kiss somebody on a second date."