With "The Bling Ring" making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival this week, critics are already weighing in with their thoughts on the Sofia Coppola-directed drama, which stars Emma Watson. But we'd like to submit that this is really the only review that matters:
As you likely know, Paris Hilton was among those robbed by the young bandits who inspired the film. The heiress also makes a cameo appearance in the movie.
"Vampire Diaries" fans weren't the only ones caught off guard by Hayley's unexpected pregnancy, revealed recently during the back-door pilot for "The Originals." To wit, the werewolf's real-life alter ego, Phoebe Tonkin, was just as surprised when she was handed a copy of the script.
"It was definitely left field," she told Hollywood Crush at The CW Upfronts on Thursday. "I didn't expect that to be the big plot twist of the pilot at all. I spent a lot of time before that thinking, 'What could it be? What could the show be about?' And when I read that I was like, 'That's good, Julie [Plec]. That's a good one.' It's cool. It just kind of changes the tone of the show a lot."
As to how Hayley will fit into the Mikaelson clan as the mother of Klaus' child, Hayley wasn't certain, but she did acknowledge that the Originals have a lot to lose if things go poorly.
With "The Bling Ring" opening next month and "Noah" not hitting theaters until March 2014, it may be awhile until we see Emma Watson in full-on celebrity covergirl mode again—but if she is planning a hiatus from the public eye, this isn't a bad note to go out on! Emma is front and center next month in the very sophisticated W magazine, where she's styled to the max like a noir femme fatale and talking with typical seriousness about her career.
By now, Emma has a well-earned reputation for being thoughtful, down-to-earth and very careful about how much she reveals of her private life. Which, according to her, has pretty much always been the case.
May the mascara be ever in your favor?
If you want to replicate the crazybananapants looks of the Capitol's classiest citizens, you need look no further than your corner drugstore. Lionsgate and CoverGirl announced today that "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the venerable makeup brand are entering into the most beautiful of alliances.
Check it: Not only were CoverGirl cosmetics used on set to create eye-popping Panem peepers and pouts, but the brand is launching a line called—fittingly—the Capitol Collection, sometime this fall.
Our Style Superstar could only be found at Cannes this week—and not just because all the most well-dressed celebs are gathered there right now, either. In addition to being a magnet for fashionable famous people, the film festival in the south of France also marks one of the first times in a while that we've seen Emma Watson really pull out all the stops to dress for a glamorous red carpet. And aren't we so glad that she did?
In a word: yes! Oh, Emma. We've missed you, girl. And this dress encapsulates all the reasons why: It's simple, elegant, modern, with just the right amount of glitz to keep it interesting. That sequined bustier bodice above that cream silk skirt? Perfection. And with minimal jewelry and a simple chignon, it—and the woman wearing it—really shines.
If you luuuurve a good boarding school for the supernaturally inclined—be it Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or St. Vladimir's Academy for aspiring vampires—here's something new for your radar: another bizarre institution of higher learning that's on its way from bookshelves to the big screen. "The School for Good and Evil," Soman Chainani's modern-day take on the oeuvre of classic fairytales, has been acquired for development by Roth Films and Jane Startz Productions.
"The School for Good and Evil" centers on two friends, Sophie and Agatha, who are spirited away to train in a very particular school (you can probably guess what it's called, yes?), in which students are divided into two distinct groups and trained toward becoming fairytale archetypes. Only things don't work out as expected when Sophie, whose good looks and good deeds ought to make her a shoo-in for the School of Good, is assigned an academic track for villainy—and her pal, who always seemed like a natural wicked witchy person, ends up as a princess-in-training. Crazy! And then, y'know, hijinks ensue.
by Cassie Title
You know, it's a really unfortunate thing that there are no yoga classes after 10 p.m. Because after all of the incredibly epic shenanigans that occurred on the season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" I could definitely have used one to calm down. Seriously, I just got too wired. There was screaming at the TV, gasping at the TV, imploring the TV to replay the scenes it just aired (which, considering my lack of DVR, was fairly silly). So, with no stress-relieving outlet, I decided to take pen to paper. And, I don’t mean writing this recap. (Although, as you can see, I've done so.) I mean this:
Dear Julie Plec,
Greetings! I hope things are swell. Really, I do. Now, I know that we've had our differences—you’ve never answered my vague letters to you on the internet (which is understandable, because you don’t know I exist), and you’ve created some character arcs I wasn’t too fond of but, at the end of the day, I am obsessed with your show and would really like to talk to you about it. I know you’re very important, but I occasionally see you interacting with us common folk on the Twitter, so here’s my handle: @CassieTitle. Get at me, girl! (Seriously, you rock my world.)
If you somehow forgot that the season four finale of "The Vampire Diaries" airs tonight, well, Ian Somerhalder is here to offer a friendly reminder. That actor took to Twitter today to politely ask that fans tune in for what's sure to be another jaw-dropping episode of the bloodsucking series.
And if you haven't had a chance to hear what co-star Joseph Morgan had to say about the finale and what it will mean for his spin-off, "The Originals," you best get clicking. Now.
Will you be tuning in to "The Vampire Diaries" season finale? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!
FROM MTV NEWS: It seems Demi Lovato has been busy since she stopped by MTV this week to talk about her new self-titled album. The songstress took to Twitter yesterday to reveal her latest tattoo: the inscription,"now I'm a warrior" scrawled onto the back of her shoulder.
"I have a song on my album called 'Warrior,' and it's a very, very meaningful song to me," she explained during an appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." "It's really heavy, the lyrics, but it's an inspirational song as well. ... It was kind of like a tribute to releasing an album, as well as overcoming some really, really difficult things in my life."
Click on over to MTV News for more on Demi's fresh ink, including a photo!
After a super-successful Kickstarter campaign, a "Veronica Mars" movie is finally heading into production, and one of the series' stars, Chris Lowell, promises that however it manifests on screen, it won’t disappoint fans still loyal years after the show wrapped production in 2007.
"I think [show creator] Rob [Thomas is] gonna give the fans exactly the movie that they have paid for, literally," Chris told Hollywood Crush earlier this week. Mere hours after the Kickstarter campaign was launched back in March, it amassed $2 million and has since raised over $5.7 million. The movie adaptation of the cult-loved TV series is slated to begin production this summer.