With Halloween just around the corner, Hollywood's finest are clearly feeling festive: The traditional palette of orange and black has been popping up everywhere on the red carpet this week. But not all Halloweenies are created equal, and while some of these looks are scarily stylish, others are just plain scary. Who earned Style Superstar honors for her autumnal finery? And whose ill-fitting dress gave us a fright? Check it!
It's been awhile since Natalie Portman had a movie to promote, but the Paris premiere for "Thor: The Dark World" made it clear that she hasn't forgotten how to put together a show-stopping red carpet look. This Dior dress with a plunge neckline and embellished tulle overskirt is divine on her, with a silhouette that's a little reminiscent of her "Black Swan" role as a ballerina, and the color scheme is pure fall. Opting for sleek hair and minimal jewelry, Natalie wisely kept the only hint of bling limited to her gold heels—and to the beautiful blossom embellishments on the dress itself, of course. Add in the fact that those kind of look like candy corn, and we've got to give her Style Superstar for this sumptuous seasonal getup.
Could the casting process for one of literature's most dysfunctional couples be nearing an end? Amid reports that Ben Affleck is eyeing the role of Nick Dunne in the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," comes word from The Wrap that three high-profile actresses are on the shortlist for titular girl, Amy Dunne.
According to the site, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are being considered for the role—despite earlier speculation that producer Reese Witherspoon might star.
For the uninitiated, "Gone Girl" centers around the disappearance of 30-something Amy on the day of her and Nick's fifth wedding anniversary. Of course, if you've watched even 10 minutes of a "Law and Order" episode, it should come as no surprise that Nick emerges as the No. 1 suspect. But should he?
In what was possibly the most discreet celebrity wedding ever to occur in the history of Hollywood, Natalie Portman quietly married her baby-daddy Benjamin Millepied in a private ceremony this weekend...making this the first and last time we'll ever use the words "baby-daddy" and "Natalie Portman" in the same post. (We do, however, reserve the right to intentionally botch the new bride's name at least once and refer to her accidentally-on-purpose as "Mrs. Millipede.")
Few details are known about the wedding (first reported by People), which took place in Big Sur, California, but according to various outlets:
a) it was a Jewish ceremony
b) the couple exchanged vows after dark
c) Ivanka Trump was in attendance
It's time for the best part of the post-Oscars digest: the moment where we put on our fashion critic's hat and give the old up-and-down to all the amazing ensembles on display at last night's ceremony. And with the help of our two red-carpet representatives, MTV News' Christina Garibaldi and VH1 News' Janell Snowden, it wasn't too hard to pick out the ladies who were our Fashion Favorites!
First up, the winners: Rooney Mara was on everyone's best-dressed list—including ours—for her white Givenchy gown and classic makeup, along with Jessica Chastain, whose elaborate Alexander McQueen dress with its ornate golden patterning was complemented by roughly a bajillion dollars worth of Harry Winston diamond jewelry. And when it came to the night's more colorful characters, Viola Davis was a stunner in emerald green Vera Wang.
Hilary Duff, who I could've sworn was playing a tweenage heroine on the Disney Channel, like, yesterday, is officially on board the baby-making train! The definitely-no-longer-tween Hilary delighted the bump-watching masses this weekend when she announced that she's expecting a little Lizzie McGuire of her own with hockey-player husband Mike Comrie. (Unless the baby is a boy, in which case...Lizard McGuire? Yep, that works.)
The couple haven't confirmed yet exactly when their bundle of joy will arrive, but presumably Hilary has a few months left to prepare for her new role as a mom. And if she needs any advice, there's certainly a plethora of recently pregnant celebs she can turn to for help! Which famous ladies would have the best helpful hints for impending mommyhood? Here's our list:
Much has been made of "No Strings Attached" and "Friends With Benefits"—two conceptually similar romantic comedies—being released a mere six months apart. And, I'll admit, it's hard to completely discount the "haven't I seen this before?" mentality surrounding these dueling f--- buddy films.
But in truth, Hollywood—heck, the creative world in general—is no stranger to subject matter retreads. No one really seems to care that Shakespeare based "Romeo and Juliet" on an earlier Italian tale or that "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer used the Bard's star-crossed lovers as inspiration for her vampire romance. It's the unique manner and subtle nuances in which a familiar trope is refashioned that sets it apart (and saves the artiste from copyright infringement).
All of this is really just to say that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis' flick is worthy of $10 and a two-hour time investment, even if you sat through similar sexual shenanigans with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman earlier this year. Because, in the end, they are two completely different movies that happen to rely on a similar theme.
Keep reading after the jump for three reasons to say yes to "Friends With Benefits."
The most-anticipated celebrity baby of 2011 has finally arrived—and given his parentage, predictions are already flying as to whether he's destined to be a model-slash-rocket-scientist, an actor-slash-activist or an ethical gangsta rapper with a side gig as a ballerina. Yep, you guessed it: Natalie Portman and fiance Benjamin Millepied have officially welcomed their first child into the world.
The brand-new baby boy might have just made his grand entrance, but he's no stranger to the Hollywood crowd; the as-yet-unnamed kid was even on stage (albeit in fetus form) when his mom accepted her Best Actress Oscar for "Black Swan." But more importantly, now that he's out of the womb, he's going to have to bring his A-game when it comes to looking fashionable. Being less than 24 hours old is no excuse! So in honor of his birth, the Hollywood Crush staff has come up with a few fashionable ways to celebrate the Portman baby's first few weeks on earth...with onesies that pay homage to his famous mama (designed using INKtastic).
Pop quiz: What do you get when you take an "It" girl, an Oscar winner, an A-List mainstay and two Emmas and put them all together? Answer: The field of contenders for Best Female Performance at this year's MTV Movie Awards. Up for the title this year are Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Stone and Emma Watson. Seriously, can we just give the award to all of them?
The category represents the best of both comedy and drama from 2010's leading ladies, making it nearly impossible to choose a favorite. How do you even begin to compare Emma Stone's laugh-out-loud "Easy A" performance with the dramatic intensity that nabbed Natalie her Oscar?
Emma Stone—"Easy A"
In all of the English language, there's really only one word that truly captures the strength of Emma's performance in "Easy A": Lawl. Props to Emma for representing funny girls everywhere and proving that you don't have to tear up to deliver an award-worthy performance.
Can we just crown Kristen Stewart "Best Kisser in the Land" right now? Honestly, the girl contributed her lips to two of the five Best Kiss nominee couples for this year's MTV Movie Awards. It can't hurt that she's been blessed with such kissable co-stars (not to mention that built-in off-screen chemistry with real-life beau Robert Pattinson), but we're still way impressed.
With her double nomination, KStew might be a shoo-in for best kisser in the imaginary solo category, but the competition is pretty stiff for the Golden Popcorn. Each nominee brings something totally different to the Lip-Lock Olympics. Let's take a look:
Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt—"Inception"
If there's such a thing as a witty kiss, this is it. Joseph's subtle play for a peck from Ellen is both adorable and sexy in a sly way. If you didn't want to steal a smooch from Joseph before, this kiss might just leave you praying for a similar sneak attack.
Now that you've had a while to digest the fact that Kim Kardashian is engaged, it's time to get to the good stuff. No, we're not talking about the proposal, or the romance with fiance Kris Humphries—we're talking about the purported TWO MILLION DOLLAR diamond that's now sitting on her finger. Uh yeah.
According to People (where you can see her rock in all its multi-million dollar glory), Kris worked with jewelery maven Lorraine Schwartz to design the custom 20.5 carat bauble. While the couple didn't disclose the dollar value, TMZ didn't hesitate to report that it supposedly cost about half as much as her Beverly Hills mansion. Chump change, right?
Kim's not the first celeb to sport some serious engagement ring bling though. Check out the sparklers on these other recently affianced stars to see how they compare.