2013 Academy Award nominees gathered at the Beverly Hilton for a special luncheon in their honour in LA today. Jennifer Lawrence made her latest awards season appearance in a white dress after attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on on Saturday while Anne Hathaway chose black for the special occasion. Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain stood out in a floral Erdem number and Naomi Watts looked ladylike in lace. Ben Affleck, who was honoured for Argo at the Directors Guild Awards over the weekend, showed up as did Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Joaquin Phoenix. Despite being snubbed in the best director category, Ben said he's honoured to be "at the big party". The 2013 Oscars take place on Feb. 25 with Mark Wahlberg and others presenting and Justin Timberlake confirmed as one of the show's performers.
Matt Damon has come a long way in his career since he arrived in Hollywood during the '90s, and his latest movie, Hereafter, was just released in the US. We've decided to revisit Dec. 4, 1997, when Matt and his BFF Ben Affleck attended the NYC premiere of their breakout hit Good Will Hunting with their then-girlfriends, Minnie Driver and Gwyneth Paltrow. These days, 40-year-old Matt's all about growing his family with wife Luciana, who just welcomed their fourth daughter, Stella Zavala! Take a trip down memory lane with vintage Matt and Ben—click through for photos!
Kellan Lutz joined Lea Michele and Kelly Osbourne in LA on Saturday to support PETA at their 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards, which was hosted by 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin. Alec kept his star-studded crowd, which also included I'm Still Here pranksters Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix, laughing throughout the night. Lea and Kellan were among the evening's honorees, and Isabel Lucas also attended. Watch video from the red carpet on the next page.
Katy Perry’s Sesame Street segment cut due to her cleavage—TMZ
Miranda Kerr brings her growing baby bump to Germany—Pop US
Joaquin Phoenix makes an apologetic return to Letterman—Huffington Post
Isabel Lucas is almost attacked by a dog while bike riding in LA—Just Jared
Kelly Osbourne isn’t fully over her split with Luke Worrall—People
Portia de Rossi is now officially Portia DeGeneres—E! Online
Kate Ritchie is going for a traditional look at her wedding this weekend—Daily Telegraph
If you're unfamiliar with the saga that has been Joaquin Phoenix's career for the past two years, let me refresh your memory. In October 2008, he abruptly announced that he was retiring from acting without giving much explanation. A few months later, he revealed that his brother-in-law, Casey Affleck, was directing a documentary chronicling his career change from actor to rapper. The bizarre news left many of us scratching our heads, and the fruit of Affleck and Phoenix's "collaboration" is equally confounding. I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix takes us through Phoenix's changes, both physical and emotional. He starts off as the clean-cut, handsome actor whose career is just taking off thanks to Oscar-nominated roles in Gladiator and Walk the Line. What we're left with is the haggard, pot-bellied, petulant shell of a man who has lost his way entirely. As I watched Phoenix call prostitutes, ask Diddy for career advice, and pummel a heckler during one of his hip-hop shows, I had to wonder: if this film really isn't a hoax, then why was Casey Affleck filming these hijinks instead of getting help for his friend and family member?
For more of my thoughts on the film, just read on.
Video: Miranda Joins the Hot Model Mum Club, Best VMA Collaborations, and Shia and Carey's Chemistry
Miranda Kerr is showing off her baby bump while fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio takes a stroll with her daughter, we gear up for the MTV VMAs with a look back at the best collaborations, and Carey Mulligan says she and Shia LaBeouf had an instant chemistry. Watch today's all-new PopSugar Rush!
Ruffalo isn't exactly the first actor who comes to mind when I think of a superhero, but he does have the unconventional good looks and acting chops. How do you feel about this development?
Enigmatic artist Banksy has quite a celebrity following—including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Moss—so it was no surprise that last night's LA premiere of his documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop brought out some big names. Adrien Brody was once again sporting his bright red shoes while Joaquin Phoenix continued to be clean-faced and beard -ree. Joaquin hasn't done much to acknowledge last year's foray into rap and facial hair, though we're still curious exactly what was going on there. Ashlee Simpson raved about the film and the art installation outside while Pete Wentz shared one of Banksy's famous works and his thoughts on the film afterwards.