Drew Barrymore, looking radiant in white, hit the red carpet at the premiere of her new movie "Blended" on Wednesday evening (May 21, 2014) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The 39-year-old actress, and new mother of a one month old baby, was seen giving her husband Will Kopelman hugs and kisses on the red carpet. Drew, just weeks from giving birth, showed off her post-pregnancy figure in a Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 lattice and floral-embroidered gown.
Drew was joined at the event by her co-stars Adam Sandler, Bella Thorne, Zak Henri, Emma Fuhrmann and others. Disney Channel stars Zendaya Coleman and Chris Galya also made an appearance to show their support for the film, in theaters this weekend.
“Blended” directed by Frank Coraci, who also directed "The Wedding Singer" as well as Sandler's "Click" and "The Waterboy", is the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, which follows their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies “50 First Dates” and “The Wedding Singer.”
Sandler revealed to Eonline just how uncomfortable and awkward it was during the romantic scenes in the film, "Absolutely, for Drew every time," he laughed. "It's been awkward when we were strangers for her. But I keep saying, 'They paid you, buddy, get in here."
The film is slated for release this Friday May 23, 2014.
About the film:
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
“Blended” also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Lauren’s best friend, Jen, and Joel McHale (“Community”) as her unreliable ex-husband, Mark. Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”) and Jessica Lowe (funnyordie’s “RobotDown”) star as an overly romantic couple who are also vacationing at the resort, and Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2”) stars as the resort’s singing host. Dan Patrick (ESPN SportsCenter) appears as Jim’s boss, Dick; and Shaquille O’Neal as his coworker, Doug. Playing Jim’s three daughters are Bella Thorne (Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up”), Emma Fuhrmann and Alyvia Alyn Lynd. Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham appear as Lauren’s two sons.
The Godzilla monster is arguably the most famous monster in the world... and here it comes again in this retelling that is set to reboot the Godzilla franchise one more time. So, it was quite fitting that the entire stretch of Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Dolby Theater in Hollywood was completely shutdown for the monstrous premiere on Thursday night (May 8, 2014).
For those who don't know Godzilla, here are the basics: Godzilla is a science fiction monster film featuring the Japanese film monster of the same name. This current film retells the origin of Godzilla in contemporary times as a "terrifying force of nature" in a style faithful to the Toho series of Godzilla films that began in the 1950s. Back-to-basics seems to be the approach here unlike the previous 1998 incarnation. That 1998 film met with a negative reception from critics and fans alike due to a drastic reinvention of the Godzilla monster and a radical redesign and departure from the original.
This film is directed by British filmmaker Gareth Edwards, written by Max Borenstein and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
Which brings us to the big event. Clad in a simple black dress, Elizabeth Olsen struck a pose on the red carpet with her co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. Other guests at the premiere included Seth Green, Gene Simmons, Chris Hardwick, Ice Cube, Chris Meloni and Saffron Burrows among others.
About the film:
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
This film is scheduled to be released in North America on May 16, 2014.
Zac Efron and Seth Rogen showed up at the premiere of the Frat vs Family comedy, “Neighbors” on Monday night (April 28, 2014) in Westwood, CA. Donning gray suits, the co-stars obliged the screaming fans as they made their way to the Regency Theatre shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for photos.
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast in a comedy about a frustrated young couple who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby and face unexpected difficulties. The rowdy comedy was directed by Nicholas Stoller who's previous directing credits include "Get Him to the Greek" and Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Interestingly, Seth Rogen was not a big fan of Zac Efron prior to the making of the film. Rogen revealed to People.com, "I was expecting to not like him very much when I first met him," Rogen, 32, told PEOPLE with a laugh at the movie's premiere. Rogen adds: "I was proven very wrong because he's a sweet, nice guy … He was just so nice, cool and very self-aware and self-effacing and endearing, and all those things that make someone hard to hate."
Efron appeared to be in very good spirits at the event in spite of reportedly getting hacked. According to USA Today the hackers stole his personal assistant's identity and tried to obtain photos of the star from a USA TODAY photographer. "Hi I'm Zac's assistant," wrote the hacker, sending a text personally to one of USA Today's staff photographers. "He was wondering if you can send a copy of the photo shoot you took of him for USA Today. My email is [redacted]." Efron doesn't seem to worry about it too much and shrugs it off but states that this kind of thing happens pretty often.
Nevertheless, all was well on the red carpet that was attended by fellow co-stars Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Halston Sage among others.
Comedic legendary icon, Jerry Lewis, was honored in cement this weekend at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Saturday (April 12 2014). This marks the fourth consecutive year Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has featured a handprint and footprint ceremony at the legendary theater. 2011 saw Peter O'Toole as the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012 and Jane Fonda in 2013. Many in Hollywood say it is an honor long overdue for the 88 year old comedy icon who made his first television appearance alongside comedy partner Dean Martin on the June 20, 1948 debut broadcast of 'Toast of the Town' with Ed Sullivan.
The actor/director/producer, who was joined by his wife and daughter, was immortalized in cement during the ceremony as part of the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival. The 88-year-old Lewis, turned the ceremony into an impressive comedy showcase and displayed that he's still got it. During the event, the slapstick master managed to flip the bird, make his trademark funny faces and mock the media by asking for, and getting, an slr camera - then proceeding to bark instructions at the photographers as he was being photographed. Ever the consummate entertainer, Lewis also made funny faces at the crowd while guiding everyone into an impromptu rendition of 'Silent Night'.
Guest speaker Quentin Tarantino was on hand to introduce Lewis during the ceremony, calling the veteran entertainer: "a treasure". After the speech, Jerry gave Quentin a bite, then a kiss, on his hand, to which Quentin screamed, “I got kissed by Jerry Lewis!” "He is one of the great actors/directors in the history of cinema", Tarantino added. Lewis said that the honor was "incredible," especially as it came in a rare public event with his adopted daughter Danielle whom he asked to take a bow. Also there to support Lewis was comedian Richard Lewis (no relation), comedian Dane Cook and actress Illeana Douglas.
After the event, Lewis was scheduled to introduce a special screening of The 'Nutty Professor', a film in which he not only starred in but also directed and co-wrote. “It was wonderful to see all of you,” Lewis waved to the media and guests. “I’ll see you all later.”
Born Joseph Levitch March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, USA
Had open heart surgery in 1983.
He was presented the French Legion of Honor in 1984 and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
He and Dean Martin were the world's top box-office earners from 1950-1956.
Oldest son Gary Lewis and his group Gary Lewis & The Playboys had several pop hits in the 1960s
Starred with Dean Martin on NBC Radio's "The Martin and Lewis Show" (1949-1953).
Was teamed up with Dean Martin from 1946-1956.
Besides Dean Martin, Lewis says the closest friend he ever had was Sammy Davis Jr.
Says his favorite Martin & Lewis film is The Stooge (1952) because "...it came closest to capturing what Dean and I had as a team".
Was offered the role of Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot (1959), directed by his friend Billy Wilder. He declined because he didn't want to dress in drag. The part, of course, eventually went to Jack Lemmon and he received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Lewis says that Lemmon would send him chocolates every year to thank him and he now regrets not taking the role.
Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star for movies is at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. His star for television is at 6150 Hollywood Blvd.
Expectations are high as the question on everyone's mind in Hollywood circulates - is "Divergent" the new "Hunger Games"?
In any case, the fan frenzy at the "Divergent" world premiere was evident as super-fans lined the streets of Westwood, CA on Tuesday afternoon (March 18, 2014) to get a glimpse of their latest heroine, Trios Prior, played by the talented Shailene Woodley.
Woodley was joined on the black carpet at the Regency Bruin Theatre by co-stars including Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz, Theo James, Miles Teller, author Veronica Roth and Maggie Q and singer Ellie Goulding.
On the fashion side of things, Woodley wore a gold one-shoulder Elie Saab Couture dress that showed her leg, Winslet went with a red skin-tight gown by Safiyaa. But it was really Maggie Q that turned heads with her daring cutout mini dress.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Woodley opened up about the protagonist being an "empowered" female. “In this movie, there’s no envy and no jealousy — no ridiculous girl-fights. It’s such an important message to send out there in this age of feminism because, yes, men need to respect women, and women need to be the leads of films, but at the same time, how do we expect men to respect women if women don’t respect women?" She goes on to say, "A big theme in my life is sisterhood, and I think that this movie is a really great representation of that—of being there and supporting one-another without the malicious attacks that so often come in movies and media. So many women feel so much anger towards other women."
About the film:
In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
The film is set to open in the U.S.on March 21, 2014.
For the first time since news of her pregnancy made it's way through the media, a glowing Scarlett Johansson and tiny baby bump hit the red carpet for the premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday (March 13, 2014). The ebullient actress, who portrays the Marvel character of Black Widow, posed for photographs wearing a Giorgio Armani Prive top and skirt, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Van Cleef and Arpels earrings.
Johansson, 29, also showed off a diamond ring on her engagement ring finger from her French fiancé, Romain Dauriac. The two were engaged in August.
Scarlett has kept silent about the pregnancy but Marvel Studios President of Production confirmed her maternity in a recent interview. Kevin Feige told Collider.com, 'Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her. 'My second reaction was we've got to move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn't change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline.' Feige's comments confirmed reports the 29-year-old actress is due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiancé Romain Dauriac, 31.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens in U.S. theaters on April 4, 2014. For more information on the film, visit: marvel.com/captainamerica