- Jessica Gomes turned down a role in the “Blurred Lines” video — News.com.au
- Usher’s son hospitalised after almost drowning — OK! Magazine
- Dustin Hoffman successfully treated for cancer — Who
- Another baby on the way for Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly — Famous
- Koby Abberton slams Celebrity Splash — TV Tonight
- Miley Cyrus reveals the title of her upcoming album — MTV
- MKR couple Josh and Andi welcomed a baby boy — The West Australian
- Who are the people featured in Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video? — Global Grind
- Mark Wahlberg has some advice for Justin Bieber — Celebrity Fix
- Grammy Award-winning Miguel is coming to Australia — Pedestrian.tv
- Guy Sebastian’s “Battle Scars” goes platinum in the US — Sydney Morning Herald
- MasterChef series one couple Chris and Julia got married — Reality Ravings
- US critics go cold on Sam Worthington’s movie Drift — Inside Film
- Watch the extended trailer for Jobs — Gizmodo
Though he's used to being on the other side of the law as a biker in Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is headed to patrol the gritty streets of Los Angeles — and Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz might be coming along for the ride. Reese Witherspoon has claimed the lead in the movie adaptation of bestselling memoir Wild, and Jessica Chastain is on the verge of starring alongside Javier Bardem. So much has happened in the casting world this week! Click through to get the most interesting casting news of the week.
This week, a Dustin Hoffman interview clip from the AFI archives went viral, highlighting his insightful comments about women's beauty. Discussing his role in Tootsie, he gets choked up, saying, "I would never talk to that character because she doesn't fulfill — physically — the demands that we're brought up to think women have to have in order for us to ask them out. There's too many interesting women I have — I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed."
His wise remarks about cultural beauty standards aren't the only reason to love him, though. Through the years, Dustin has shared thoughtful, funny and refreshingly open comments about everything from Oscar night pranks to life's most precious moments. Take a look at 10 more reasons to appreciate Dustin Hoffman:
He Has a Sense of Humour
In 2012, Dustin told Maxim how he felt about Jason Bateman's kissing skills based on their courtside kiss at a Lakers game:
"Oh, wonderful! But what I'll always take with me is that after I parted from dear Jason's lips, Adam Sandler was right there grinning from ear to ear, waiting to fist-bump me."
He's Built Lasting Hollywood Friendships
Dustin told NPR in 2013 about getting choked up at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors:
"What hit me — and it did hit me very hard — [was] De Niro is announced, he comes out on the stage, and he starts talking about me and I realised, 'Oh, I guess I'm first up.' But suddenly, in this speech he gave, what he said about me, he had never said. And it just got me, his feelings toward me as an actor. And I called him the next day and I told him over the phone how deeply it hit me, and he said to me mid-conversation, 'Dustin, stop,' he says, 'you're making me cry.' And even talking about it now, that was the highest moment for me, with all due respect to the president and the first lady."
He Doesn't Care What People Think
In 2008, Dustin told Time Out London about becoming more carefree:
"A yellow tie and orange shirt and green pants. Nobody dresses like that until they're over 70. I think they wake up one morning and say, 'Who gives a f***? I don't care what people think.' You spend so much of your life basing yourself on what you think other people think of you. Then you realise that maybe one of the purposes of life is not to care."
He Acts For the Love of It
Dustin told The Guardian in 2012 that he loves the work of acting:
"I wish we never had to let the film out. I'd love acting if it was just something you went to work at every day. The same with plays: rehearsals are the best fun in the world."
He Isn't Afraid to Open Up
Dustin shared a bit of wisdom during a British GQ interview in 2013:
"What you feel about yourself for the first few years of your life never disappears, particularly in the formative years. You come to terms with it in a certain way, but it's painful. And you can work through that pain. But I think you keep vestiges of all your pain."
He Doesn't Take Himself Too Seriously
Dustin told Maxim in 2012 that he once wanted to joke around at the Academy Awards:
"It's boring! It lasts forever, and don't think you're seeing spontaneous behaviour. You see couples who are suddenly smooching, and, well, there's a guy sitting on the ground with the camera at their knees. There was one particular time I knew I wasn't going to win, and when they'd train the camera on me as one of the losers, I wanted to be able to rip open my tuxedo shirt and just have stenciled on my chest, oh, s***. But my wife wouldn't let me do it."
Read on for more Dustin Hoffman quotes.
Penélope Cruz had a major bombshell moment in a sexy violet Marchesa gown with co-star Johnny Depp on her arm at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The two also stepped out for their photo call and press conference earlier in the day, where Penélope talked about ageing and Johnny revealed that the only important critics in his life are his children. Both Johnny and Penélope were without their partners, Vanessa Paradis and Javier Bardem respectively, which is already the trend for their promotional duties from LA to Russia to London. New mum Penelope has been knocking it out of the park with her red carpet picks, and this dramatic dress is no exception. Also on the momentarily-rainy red carpet were Cannes jurors Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Robert DeNiro. Johnny and Penélope's cute newcomer castmate Sam Claflin was decked out for his debut at the famous French Festival and his star is only on the rise as he recently signed on to star opposite Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Angelina Jolie joined her co-stars Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman to bring Kung Fu Panda 2 to the Cannes Film Festival yesterday! The movie is screening out of competition, but the timing is perfect since she and the family will be sticking around to premiere Brad Pitt's Tree of Life on Monday. Angelina looked stunning in a tan dress, brown belt and nude heels, and she was cracking up during the press conference as Dustin and Jack showed off their comedic skills. Dustin harped on his own age, joking that he doesn't even remember making the first Kung Fu Panda, so it felt like the first time playing the part. Angelina also talked a bit about her kids, especially her boys Pax and Maddox's love of martial arts, and the theme of adoption in Kung Fu Panda 2 that are obviously close to home for the Jolie-Pitts. She said of the Kung Fu Panda series, "It's the best!" while Jack and Dustin kept the laughs coming.
Celebrities love their basketball, especially when their star status affords them the luxury of a front row seat. Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among an A-list crowd that came out to watch the NBA All-Star game at the Staples Center. At the half-time point the West was leading the East 76-64 with star player Kobe Bryant leading in the scorers department with 21 points. John Legend watched with his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen and father-to-be Nick Cannon was without wife Mariah Carey but enjoyed the company of Sean “Diddy” Combs. Birthday girl Rihanna rocked out with a performance during the half-time show with Kanye West, and Lenny Kravitz also took to the stage. Justin got a hug from Benny, the Chicago Bulls mascot, while Bruno Mars took in the action courtside. There were plenty of other stars at the game so flick through the pics to check them out!
You know what to expect from a film like Little Fockers. The third entry in the Meet the Parents saga sticks to the franchise's regular elements: kooky parents, an overbearing stepfather and slapstick comedy. Usually I'd probably sneer and scoff at the predictable fart jokes, but there's something about Greg Focker and his family that's just likable (albeit ridiculous).
Ben Stiller reprises his role as Gaylord (aka Greg) Focker, the head of the Focker household — well, unless his father-in-law Grandpa Jack (Robert De Niro) is in the room. Greg is now the father of twins: a sharp daughter who refuses to speak to him, and a boy who, as Jack puts it, has a "double dose" of Focker (translation: he performs "pull my finger" jokes and asks inappropriate questions involving a girl's anatomy). Though the title of the film suggests this latest installment is all about the kids, Little Fockers really is all about the ongoing animosity between Greg and Jack.
Check out more of my thoughts on the film after the jump.
Jessica Alba had more than her fair share of male company on the red carpet last night at the NYC premiere of Little Fockers with costars Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman. She's a new addition to the franchise, which also consists of Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. It was a family affair for leading man Ben, as his parents, Jerry Stiller and Sex and the City's Anne Meara, joined him for the screening. Jessica, meanwhile, flaunted her brand-new short hair while posing with her husband, Cash Warren, who was evidently a big fan of her look. It was the latest press event for busy Owen, after he spent the last few weeks promoting How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon.
Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep were among those who dressed up Thursday night to honour the career of legendary director Mike Nichols. The women were joined by stars from many of Mike's famous films like Dustin Hoffman, who starred in The Graduate, Emma Thompson, Natalie Portman and Tom Hanks. Julia took the stage to toast Mike, saying, "Mike is one of the few people in the world who's an 'EGOT'—it means he's won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony." She mingled with Oprah Winfrey afterward to catch up since their last chat about Eat, Pray, Love. Harrison Ford also shared kind words about Mike, but he spent most of the evening cuddling up to longtime love Calista Flockhart. The evening was notable for another reason—John Goodman showed off his dramatic weight loss and he made the rounds chatting with Hollywood veterans like Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.
The Staples Center was star-studded last night as famous fans headed out to see the Lakers take on the Celtics in their first playoff game. Leonardo DiCaprio broke from hanging out with Bar Refaeli to join friends sitting courtside, and he was in for a treat as his team clinched their first win with a score of 102-89. Charlize Theron also enthusiastically cheered from the sidelines, while David Duchovny pensively watched the action with a beer. The male stars of Grown Ups congregated together as well, with Chris Rock, David Spade, Adam Sandler and Kevin James cracking each other up. Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman, meanwhile, hammed it up for the Kiss Cam and lip-locked in front of the thousands in the stadium.