We wait all year to see what Hollywood's leading ladies will wear to the Oscars, but half the fun is seeing their dates suit up in slick tuxes and suits to match. Together, each of these looks has double the style power, from Stacy Keibler and George Clooney's megawatt glamour to the Old Hollywood charm of Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied — not to mention Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's seriously sexy arrival (did you know Ange's right leg now has it's own Twitter account?). Inside, there's more of our favourite twosomes, the pairs that lit up the red carpet arm in arm. Click on to see them all.
Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek have been travelling the globe to promote their new animation, Puss in Boots, a spin-off from the successful Shrek franchise. They’re currently in town for the Australian leg of the tour, which included a fun premiere in Sydney yesterday. The festive atmosphere of the film was recreated at the Entertainment Quarter yesterday, with a long yellow carpet covered by a multi-coloured tent and piñatas. Pre-show entertainment included a band and traditional Spanish dancers. A life-size Puss walked the carpet before his voice actor Antonio, who signed autographs for fans and then joined leading lady Salma to pose with the cat. The sunny weather also meant it was a great family day out for some Aussie stars who attended, including Amanda Keller, Larry Emdur, Napoleon Perdis, and Robert, Bindi and Terri Irwin. Puss in Boots is released in cinemas on Dec. 8.
Robert Pattinson took the stage in LA last night for the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards held inside the Conga Room. He paid tribute to his New Moon director Chris Weitz, and later mingled with a crowd that included his Water For Elephants co-star Christoph Waltz as well as Jon Hamm and Antonio Banderas. Rob looked back on the second film in the Twilight series during a break from promoting the next movie. Breaking Dawn Part 1 is out on Nov. 17, and talking up that picture has been consuming most of Rob's time in recent weeks. Robert and co-star Kristen Stewart started their weekend Friday at a press junket, before moving on to a Twilight Q & A session Saturday, where the real-life couple were extra adorable with their stolen glances between queries.
This week, stars have been busy taking their projects on an international tour around the globe. George Clooney took his relationship with girlfriend Stacy Keibler public, with the couple flaunting their loved-up status on several European red carpets; George was on double film duty with promotional efforts for The Ides of March and The Descendants. Meanwhile, Demi Moore’s super-thin physique at the NYC premiere of Margin Call didn’t help reports about her marital woes with Ashton Kutcher. Cat Deeley made the trip Down Under for the global launch of the new PlayStation 3 dance game, DanceStar Party, and Puss in Boots voice stars Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek premiered their anticipated animation film in multiple cities. For more of the week’s celebrity pictures, step inside our gallery.
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a star-studded opening ceremony that had the red carpet full of famous faces in the French city yesterday. Salma Hayek posed in a gorgeous Gucci Première gown with her husband, François-Henri Pinault, on her arm, while model Karolina Kurkova stopped for the cameras solo in a blue dress. Uma Thurman, in a white Versace number, was accompanied by fellow judges Robert De Niro and Jude Law as they made their way up the grand staircase. Long-time couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were also on hand for the start of the festivities, as was international actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. They all made their way inside the Palais des Festivals, where Uma, Jude and Robert took the stage while Woody Allen and more watched from the audience. The event was just the first of many that will take place in the next week, with expected attendees Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Sean Penn all making their way to the luxurious South of France.
Rachel McAdams changed into a gorgeous semi-sheer red gown for the premiere of her new Woody Allen movie during the Cannes Film Festival yesterday evening. She and boyfriend Michael Sheen were also together earlier in the day at the Midnight in Paris photo call, though they seemed to show even more PDA at the red carpet event — Michael sweetly helped with her dress as she ascended the stairs, and they huddled close while posing alongside co-stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and French actress Léa Seydoux. Their film opened the huge cinema event so we've got plenty more stunning red carpet celebrity moments to look forward to, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and more!
Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas were in a playful mood yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival during a photo call for Puss in Boots. Salma wore a dramatic, leather dress with flowers around the shoulders in the spirit of Jennifer Lopez's Met Gala gown to the event, which was held along the water at Carlton Beach. The actress, who just launched her makeup line Nuance by Salma Hayek in NYC last week, showed off her fun chemistry with Antonio as they posed on the red carpet and on a giant pair of boots. They're just a few of the international stars who have made their way to France for the prestigious cinema fest. Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz will be there for a special premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Angelina Jolie will attend for Kung Fu Panda 2, and Brad Pitt will debut the Terrence Malick-directed The Tree of Life.
Monday night's Lakers game at the Staples centre was the place to take your date as Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie shared courtside PDA watching the home team win game one of the Western Conference finals against the Phoenix Suns. Basketball fans Jessica Alba and Cash Warren came out to support the team, tweeting cute photos from their front-row seats before heading to dinner after the big game. Khloe Kardashian made the evening a family affair, cheering on husband Lamar Odom with her mum, Kris, and brother, Rob. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been a constant fixture at the games, but Khloe's looking forward to the end of the playoffs so she can enjoy a postponed honeymoon with Lamar.
Cameron Diaz went with a short red number yesterday for the LA premiere of Shrek Forever After! She was the lone female star of the movie to pose on the green carpet with Antonio Banderas, Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy. Cameron is home in California after a busy few weeks of travel that included time in Chicago, where she recorded an episode of Oprah with Tom Cruise. They were there to discuss their film Knight and Day and she also shared her passion for cooking oatmeal for breakfast.
The Shrek Ever After premiere kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival with an animated bang last night. Cameron Diaz was the film's female representative with her costars Eddie Murphy, Mike Meyers and