In his head, Kanye West already thinks he’s one of the most influential people in the world. Now, he has TIME magazine in his corner. The publication named the 37-year-old rapper as one of their 100 Most Influential People on their 2015 list.
“Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today.” entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote about Kanye.
Bradley Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and journalist Jorge Ramos along with West all received their own separate covers for the annual issue.
Other notable names to make the cut this year include Emma Watson, Chris Pratt, Amy Schumer, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Lee Daniels and Kevin Hart to name a few. Check out below all the other covers which were snapped by photographer Sebastian Kim.
From the man who brought us Say Anything, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous comes another romantic comedy that is bound to be another classic.
Cameron Crowe chose Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone to helm his latest film, titled Aloha, which previously had working titles Deep Tiki and Volcano Romance. Wise decision to ditch the other two, especially given the tagline. “Sometimes you have to say goodbye… before you can say hello.”
Cooper plays a defense contractor named Brian Gilcrest who falls for Allison Ng (Emma Stone), an Air Force pilot, after he is assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii. Complicating matters is the fact that Brian reconnects with a former flame portrayed by Rachel McAdams. For all you trivia buffs, you might be interested to know that Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon were attached back when the project was being developed in 2008-2009.
Aloha was originally slated for last December but was pushed back to May 29, 2015. I’m thinking Columbia Pictures didn’t want it to conflict with Cooper’s American Sniper which has been dominating the box office since its release.
Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel round out the cast. Check out the first trailer below.
GQ kicks off 2014 with Bradley Cooper on their cover. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. While I prefer my Bradley with longer locks, I’d take one with a close buzz cut or even with a 70s perms looks anytime. I’m not that picky when it comes to Cooper.
The publication enlisted photographer Peggy Sirota to hustle herself down to Hawaii to snap the American Hustle star. Tough gig. Where do I sign up? The 38-year-old actor channels old school Steve McQueen cool wearing sharp threads while talking candidly with GQ. He talks about his past drug abuse, how it affected his work and how he so desperately wanted to be written off Alias. Was Jennifer Garner that bad? Nope, that’s not the reason. Find out why below, along with more quotes and photos from his slick editorial.
Once a year, the New York Times enlists the year’s top moviemaking talent to film shorts for their web series, Making A Scene. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directed the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan to deliver just one line. Not just any line, but one carefully crafted by Spike Jonze, Sarah Polley, Jeff Nichols, Ethan Hawke and other talented individuals.
“Most of the vignettes are slightly whimsical and off-center,” explains Kaminski in a behind-the-scenes clip. How else can you describe Winfrey spouting nonsense into a microphone or Cooper splashing around in a big puddle also speaking abstract words” Even though Blanchett’s film is equally as puzzling (I’m not that deep nor cerebral), somehow I buy it. The woman is just plain fierce and commands the screen. It doesn’t matter that it looks like a glorified fish commercial.
Check out the borderline indulgent and somewhat pretentious shorts below. They’re definitely not to everyone’s liking.
There’s no denying Bradley Cooper looks pretty damn fine with his signature shaggy long hair. With an extremely tight perm, not so much. However, he does exude a douchey vibe which is surprisingly somewhat hot.
Cooper isn’t the only one serving 70s realness in a batch of new American Hustle character posters. Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale also channel the disco decade extremely well. Each sports an appropriate trendy hairstyle from the era. That is everyone but Bale’s character, who’s the proud owner of a receding hairline.
Expectations are high for David O’Russell’s upcoming film. The last time he teamed up with both Cooper and Lawrence, their collaboration earned numerous awards including a Best Actress Oscar statue for J-Law. Set in the late ’70s, American Hustle “tells the scandalous story of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his British partner/lover, Sydney Prosser (Adams), who are coerced into working with federal agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper). The pair soon find themselves seduced by the wealth of New Jersey power players and the mafia — but Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Lawrence), could be the one to end it all.”
American Hustle hits theaters on December 13 in limited release and everywhere on Christmas Day. Check out the rest of the posters below. It’s all about the hair.
Back in April, pictures of Bradley Cooper on set wearing hair perm rods went viral. The 38-year-old was perming his signature luscious locks for his role in American Hustle. At long last, we get to see his perm in action.
American Hustle is based on the FBI’s ABSCAM sting, a late 70s investigation that resulted in the conviction of a US senator and five members of the House of Representatives on corruption charges. Cooper not only reunites with his Silver Linings Playbook director David O’Russell but also his co-star Jennifer Lawrence who’s sporting an equally appropriate decade hairstyle. Also appearing in the film are Christian Bale who plays a brilliant con man and Amy Adams taking on the role of his girlfriend and partner in crime. Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. round out the cast.
The film hits theaters this December, no doubt to take advantage of the awards season. Could O’Russell have another film in the Oscar race? It definitely is a possibility. Fun fact: Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct it before David stepped in. Also worth nothing, the film was originally titled American Bullshit. I kinda like that title better, no? Check out the newly-released trailer below.
This is the best thing Will Smith has done in years. HANDS DOWN.
The 44-year-old rapper/actor stopped by The Graham Norton Show to promote his new film, After Earth. He was joined by son Jaden who also stars in the sci-fi flick. The father-son duo gave an impromptu performance upon Norton’s request. After Jaden delivered a few lyrical “gems,” the real treat began.
Smith stepped back in time to perform The French Prince of Bel-Air theme song. Not only was he joined by DJ Jazzy Jeff, but his on-screen cousin Carlton performed by Alfonso Ribiero also made an appearance. The British crowd went crazy, but things became even more insane when Ribiero busted out his infamous Carlton dance to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual.”
As much as I loved seeing the Carlton dance once again and Smith paying homage to his early roots, the not-so-hidden gem was watching Heather Graham whipping her hair back and forth while the performance was going on. Who knew she was such a fan? Check out all the action below.
It’s a battle of the sequels this Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The Hangover Part III faces off against The Fast and The Furious 6. While these two films battle it out for your dollars, I thought it was only fitting that I pit the stars of the films in our latest Who’d You Rather poll.
Figuring out which two exactly proved to be a dilemma. Should I pit Vin Diesel against Justin Bartha, or Bradley Cooper against Tyrese Gibson? In the end, I decided to go with a Bradley Cooper and Paul Walker match-up. My rationale being that both of them were victors in their previous battles. Cooper edged out Bartha and Walker beat out his racing buddies. I’m curious to see which of these guys tops the other. In this battle, it’s anyone’s guess. In my fantasy, it’s Cooper who tops Walker ;) Check out the pics below and be sure to cast your vote afterward