Iron Man 3 is the highest-grossing movie so far in 2013 with $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. With those kind of receipts, one would think it’s star Robert Downey, Jr. would easily take the crown on Forbes Highest-Grossing list. It’s only a natural conclusion. Unfortunately for him, Robert only starred in one film the entire year. Sneaking past him to steal the title was someone who starred in four films. Here’s a little hint. It’s someone from the Fast and The Furious franchise.
Before we get to the winner, I just wanted to commend both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence for breaking into the male-dominated Top 10. Bullock knocked out the competition with her one-two punch of Gravity and The Heat, while Lawrence hit the bullseye with Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Check out the Top 10 below. In addition to the top slot, there are a couple of other surprises. At least for me, there was.
The Golden Globes announce their nominations tomorrow. Today, it was the Screen Actors Guild honoring the best. While the Globes earn all the headlines, the SAGs are what you need to pay attention to if you want to win your Oscar pool. By far, they have the best track record when it comes to the acting categories. With that being said, anyone not nominated today can still crash the Oscar party. There’s still a little over a month left before the Academy announce their nominations. Plenty of time to campaign SLASH suck up.
Leading the pack on the film side was 12 Years A Slave with four nods. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o each nabbed a nomination, along with joining their fellow cast members for best ensemble. The historical epic is looking unstoppable at this point. Coming in strong in second place were both August: Osage County and Dallas Buyers Club. Both scored three nods including best ensemble. On the flip side Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Robert Redford’s All Is Lost were snubbed. The former was undoubtedly hurt by late screenings and lack of screeners sent out.
On the television side, the guild rewarded both Breaking Bad and 30 Rock for their swan songs. Other notable nominations include Matt Damon and Michael Douglas for Behind The Candelabra, Homeland, Modern Family and Kerry Washington for Scandal. Check out all the honorees below. The SAG Awards ceremony will take place on Sat. Jan. 18, with a live broadcast on TBS and TNT.
Since 1993, Barbara Walters has compiled ten public figures yearly for her annual 10 Most Fascinating People list. The chosen few run the gamut, ranging from fields of entertainment, sports, politics and popular culture. With her retirement forthcoming, the 2013 edition is reportedly her last for ABC.
As always, the number one spot on her list will not be revealed until the television special airs on December 18. Previous figures to earn the distinction as Most Fascinating Person include Steve Jobs (2011), Michele Obama (2009), Barack Obama (2008), J.K. Rowling (2007) and David Petraeus who received the honor in both 2010 and 2012. Find out below which nine people made the Top 10 list this year, but just missed out on the top spot.
Love, love, love both these ladies. While most of primetime was in rerun mode due to Thanksgiving, late night provided some original programming. Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lawrence popped up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman’s Late Show respectively, Thursday night.
Underwood joined Rashida Jones and Fallon as they performed a holiday medley. Instead of using traditional Yuletide tracks, the trio mashed up some of the year’s biggest pop hits including “Roar,” “Blurred Lines,” and “Royals” but with altered lyrics. Carrie belted lines like “You made me cook a butterball. And then a green bean casserole,” to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Just like Miley’s AMAs performance, a giant kitten appeared on the screen behind her.
Meanwhile over at CBS, Lawrence along with Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Stewart recited Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous crack apology. As you recall, Ford recently admitted to smoking crack and made a series of inappropriate remarks. Oh, Canada! Check out both clips below.
After teasing us last week, Marvel finally shelled out the goods. At long last, the first full-length movie trailer for the highly anticipated sequel-prequel is here. And it’s everything I’d hope it would be.
The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past– to save their future. Watching Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin and Ian McKellan in the same film is going to be phenomenal. To boot, several new faces join the franchise including Booboo Stewart (Warpath), Adan Canto (Sunspot), Fan Bingbing (Blink), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Lucas Till (Havok). Check out the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer below.
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.
Who else is stoked to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? November 22 can’t come here soon enough. After watching this wicked behind-the-scenes featurette, I’m even more anxious to catch the sequel and watch Katniss Everdeen kick more District butt.
In the clip, director Francis Lawrence, along with the three main stars, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson are interviewed. Also included are footage and more glimpses of the watery arena. It looks so good. Up until now, the trailers have “conveniently” ended right as Katniss pops up and dives into the water. Watch the featurette below.
Scoring a Vogue cover is an achievement in itself, but snagging the all-important September issue is a huge coup. Chalk up another career milestone for Jennifer Lawrence. The 22-year-old actress graces the cover shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. Inside the issue, Lawrence wears designer threads styled by Tonne Goodman, one of my favorite editors for the publication. Check out her editorial below, along with a few quotes from the accompanying interview.