TRUE BLOOD’S TODD LOWE DISHES ON TERRY, EASY STYLE AND THE PILBILLY KNIGHTS!Todd Lowe is a curious mix of gruff country-rocker and gentle soul. There is so much good stuff darting beneath furrowed brows and lake-blue eyes that make you want to come closer, to figure out what gets this Southern spit-fire up in the morning. Channeling broken Iraq war veteran Terry Bellefleur on True Blood with aching depth and messy honesty, Lowe lures us into his world. (TRUE BLOOD RETURNS SUNDAY JUNE 16, 9 P.M. HBO) FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE.
SOULFUL MAN: TRUE BLOOD'S TODD LOWE
FUNNY GIRL GILLIAN JACOBS TALKS FASHION, DEFINING MOMENTS…AND COMMUNITY! Sexy. Smart. Fun. That is Gillian Jacobs in a nutshell. Jacobs had me at an infectious and bubbly hello when we met. It is who she is, a warm splash of positivity wrapped in elegance and a great sense of fun. So it is not surprising that she nabbed the role of Britta Perry on the NBC comedy hit Community. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE)
COMMUNITY'S FUNNY LADY GILLIAN JACOBS
MAD WOMEN: JANUARY JONES, JESSICA PARE & ELISABETH MOSS WIN BIG AT WOMEN IN FILM AWARDS!
Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, California was all about the ladies at the 40th annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. Emcee Jenna Elfman hosted a room filled with women as most honorees and attendees were women with only a smattering of men to be found. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION AWARD WINNERS: THE LADIES OF MAD MEN
CLOSE UP: HYDROGEN CHATS WITH NEWSROOM ACTRESS MARGARET JUDSON ON FASHION, POLITICS AND AN UNLIKELY ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD.
Margaret Judson is living out an unlikely dream, inhabiting the role of Tess Westin on the HBO hit drama The Newsroom. Act I – Aaron Sorkin decides to shadow you while on the job as research assistant to one Keith Olbermann. Act II – you end up winning an acting role on the show you are being shadowed for. Such is the story of broadcast journalism major-turned-actress Judson, a whip-smart and relatable beauty whose road to fame is the stuff good movies are made of. (THE NEWSROOM RETURNS SUNDAY JULY 14, 9.P.M, HBO) FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE.
HYDROGEN TALKS TO THE NEWSROOM (HBO) ACTRESS MARGARET JUDSON
ANNA PAQUIN IS DEVILISH IN LEATHER AT TRUE BLOOD SEASON 6 PREMIERE!
The vampires are back! Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) vamped it up in leather at the True Blood season 6 premiere event on Tuesday. The newly minted mom to twins Charlie and Poppy was joined on the red carpet by husband and costar Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton). Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Janina Gavankar, Rutina Wesley and the whole gang joined in on the fun. (TRUE BLOOD – SUNDAY, 9.P.M. HBO) FOR MORE, GO TO TELEVISION PAGE.
TRUE BLOOD LEADING LADY ANNA PAQUIN
AMY ADAMS AND HENRY CAVILL CELEBRATE AT THE MAN OF STEEL NYC PREMIERE!
Monday Night in New York City was all about Superman…or should I say the Man of Steel. Stars Amy Adams and Henry Cavill came together to celebrate the Christopher Nolan produced revamp of an ailing franchise which opens June 14. Slipping into a black strapless fishtail gown, the red-headed Adams stood out in the crowd which included Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and costars Michael Shannon and Laurence Fishburne. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
HENRY CAVILL IS THE MAN OF STEEL
HORROR FLICK THE PURGE RACES TO #1 AT THE BOX OFFICE!!!
Horror flick The Purge came out on top at the box office over the weekend with $36.4 million. This was a big surprise, considering the movie was made for a mere $3 million and also a record breaking achievement for an original R-rated horror film. Notably, Fast and Furious 6 and Star Trek: Into Darkness exceeded the $200 million mark domestically. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
ETHAN HAWKE IN THE PURGE
JESSICA ALBA, JENNIFER ANISTON, BRADLEY COOPER AND MORE CELEBRATE SPIKE TV’S GUYS CHOICE AWARDS
Culver City, California was the site of Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards Saturday night. And the stars came out to get in on the fun. Jessica Alba turned heads in bright yellow leather while Jennifer Aniston went for a strapless black frock. It was also boys night out as Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Vince Vaughn, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Sudeikis and funnyman Jimmy Kimmel celebrated with their peers. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
ONE OF THE NIGHT'S WINNERS JESSICA ALBA
EMMA WATSON LEADS THE WAY AT THIS IS THE END PREMIERE
Emma Watson lead the way down the red carpet along with co-director Seth Rogen as the cast celebrated the Los Angeles premiere of This Is The End. The 23 year-old star sported a very grown-up faux-bob to compliment a black and white Roland Mouret ensemble proving once again that Watson has shed the childish curls and persona of Hermione Granger. Watson joined a funny cast of characters including Rogen, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel on a perfect California evening. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
EMMA WATSON STARS IN THIS IS THE END
KERRY WASHINGTON, NICOLE RICHIE, ROONEY MARA, SOFIA VERGARA AND MORE CELEBRATE THE CFDA FASHION AWARDS IN NYC!
The CFDA Awards (Council of Fashion Designers of America) are one of fashion’s most prestigious nights of the year when our favorite designers are rewarded for their inventive and fashion forward designs that set trends and inspire the way we dress. Stars from Kerry Washington, Nicole Richie, Jessica Chastain and Sofia Vergara along with models Linda Evangelista, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr…and even one Hilary Clinton descended on Alice Tully Hall in New York City for the festive and oh-so fashionable evening. (FOR MORE, GO TO FASHION + BEAUTY PAGE)
KERRY WASHINGTON WITH WOMEN'S WEAR DESIGNER WINNING DUO FOR PROENZA SCHOULER
WORLD WAR Z: BRAD PITT CELEBRATES LONDON PREMIERE WITH ANGELINA JOLIE
The crowds went wild as Brad Pitt stormed Leicester Square in London for the premiere of the much talked about World War Z. But he was not alone. Many of the well wishers were also there to cheer on a stunning Angelina Jolie who was making her first appearance publicly after announcing her double mastectomy. Donning a clingy black gown with sheer detailing at the waist and looking radiant, you would never have guessed she had just gone through an ordeal. But she was on a mission – to support her partner. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
WORLD WAR Z: BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE AT LONDON PREMIERE
AFTER EARTH: WILL AND JADEN SMITH JOIN FORCES AT AFTER EARTH PREMIERE
It was a family affair at the New York City premiere of M. Knight Shyamalan’s After Earth as Will and Jaden Smith walked the red carpet with matriarch Jada, Willow and Smith’s oldest son Trey. After Earth marks the first big budget offering from Shyamalan since the universally panned The Last Airbender. After Earth also reunites father and son Will and Jaden for the second time after teaming up for The Pursuit of Happyness for which the elder Smith garnered an Oscar nomination. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
SHOWBIZ ROYALTY: THE SMITH FAMILY
PARIS, JE T’AIME! HEATHER GRAHAM IS A BLACK AND WHITE VISION AT HANGOVER III PARIS PREMIERE
As the cast of Hangover III travel the globe in support of the last installment of Hangover III which brought in $63 million opening weekend, it is 43 year-old Heather Graham that sent tongues wagging at the Paris premiere of the blockbuster movie. Slinking into a body hugging black and white Talbot Runhof spring 2013 gown, Graham defied gravity and age as she shimmied down the red carpet in the city of love. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
HEATHER GRAHAM IN TALBOT RUNHOF SPRING 2013
CANNES 2013: UMA THURMAN IS A LIQUID DREAM ON CLOSING NIGHT
It was closing night at the 66th Cannes Film Festival after two weeks of some of the best movies this year. Uma Thurman sizzled in a body-sculpting silver gown, outshining all on the red carpet for the premiere of Zulu. Juror Nicole Kidman, who has scored big in each couture gown over the past fortnight did not disappoint, slipping into a structured white gown with beaded detailing. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
LIQUID DELIGHT: UMA THURMAN
NEW YORK: ISLA FISHER GETS LACY AT NOW YOU SEE ME PREMIERE
Isla Fisher was flirty in layered black lace at the AMC Theatre New York premiere of her latest movie Now You See Me starring The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg as Michael Atlas, the leader of a ragtag group of illusionists who pull off Robin Hood-like bank heists, rewarding their thrilled audiences with cash. Fisher plays escape artist Henley as the FBI close in on the thieving crew. Costars Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo were in attendance at the Big Apple premiere. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
LADY IN LACE: ISLA FISHER
FAST AND FURIOUS 6: VIN DIESEL LEADS THE GANG AT BLOCKBUSTER PREMIERE
The old gang are back for the sixth installment of Fast and Furious. Vin Diesel lead the way down a toasty Los Angeles red carpet along with Tyrese, Elsa Pataky, Ludacris and a ravishing Michelle Rodriguez who surprised in a one shoulder white peplum-waisted gown. Known more for her brash and bold style and action roles, it was a welcome change to see Rodriguez channel her softer side. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
ORIGINAL CAST: VIN DIESEL AND PAUL WALKER
HANGOVER III: THE BOYS WERE BACK IN TOWN FOR LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
It was a giddy reunion of the Hangover III cast at the Monday night Los Angeles premiere of the last installment of the blockbuster franchise. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galafianakis and Justin Bartha all came together to celebrate the movie that put them all at the top of the Hollywood food chain. But it was Heather Graham that won the night pouring into a stunning green floor length gown. She was certainly a far cry from her character Jade as she glided down the red carpet greeted by excited fans. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
THE BOYS: ED HELMS, ZACH GALAFIANAKIS AND BRADLEY COOPER
SPRING FLING: FROM THE CROP TOP, LACE AND FLORALS TO LEATHER AND CHECKERBOARD-CHIC, GET INTO THE SEASON IN STYLE
With the fresh, crisp air and flowers in bloom, its time to change up your wardrobe. This spring, there are so many fun and fierce trends whether its head-to-toe color or soft, bright leathers, HYDROGEN has you covered. (FOR MORE, GO TO FASHION + BEAUTY PAGE)
FASHION FORWARD: ROONEY MARA IS ONE TO WATCH IN 2013
From the architectural to the beautifully unusual, Rooney Mara has put a unique fashion foot forward with every red carpet she has graced this year. Mara is in Cannes to promote her new David Lowery flick Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the story of an escaped convict played by Casey Affleck who ventures homeward to reunite with his one-time partner in crime and wife played by Rooney Mara and their daughter who was born while he was in prison. Both actors bring emotional depth and realism to these broken characters so you cannot look away and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is sure to win at Cannes this year. We take a look at the Side Effects star’s changing looks in 2013. (FOR MORE, GO TO FASHION + BEAUTY PAGE)
ROONEY MARA AT MET BALL 2013 (VOGUE.COM)
TAYLOR SWIFT WINS BIG AT THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS!
What a night it was for Taylor Swift as she racked up 5 awards at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards including Top Female Artist and Top Country Artist. One Direction also walked away happy taking home Best Pop and Best New Artist awards. Rihanna won for Top Radio Songs Artist while fun. took home the Best Rock Artist prize. There were energetic performances from Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, a grown up Selena Gomez, Chris Brown and of course Justin Bieber who also took home honors as the Top Male Artist. And all the ladies came out swinging on the red carpet with Taylor Swift slipping into a short blue number, JLo slinking into a very revealing gold gown and Selena Gomez experimenting with a white neon-lined futuristic gown. (FOR MORE, GO TO MUSIC PAGE)
A FEATHERED DREAM: JESSICA BIEL STOPS TRAFFIC AT INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS PREMIERE
Playing supporting cast to her husband Justin Timberlake at the Cannes premiere of Inside LLewyn Davis, Jessica Biel was a show stopper in a feather-dipped pale Marchesa gown. Heads turned as she waltzed down the red carpet oblivious to her other-worldly beauty. A serpent necklace added a touch of daring to the ensemble finished off with a diamond studded clutch. Juror Nicole Kidman brightened up the carpet in a patterned L’Wren Scott as she canoodled with country star husband Keith Urban fresh off his Americal Idol duties. (FOR MORE, GO TO FILM PAGE)
JESSICA BIEL STUNS IN MARCHESA
CANNES 2013: JENNIFER LAWRENCE STEALS THE SHOW IN DIOR AT JIMMY P. PREMIERE
It was Benicio Del Toro’s night as the star of Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, but you wouldn’t have known it once Jennifer Lawrence graced the red carpet on another drizzly night in Cannes. Pouring into a strapless satin black and white Dior gown tailor-made for the voluptuous starlet, all eyes were on the Hunger Games actress who was in the French Riviera to promote the second installment of the hit series, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Victoria Secret and L’Oreal model Doetzen Kroes gave Lawrence a run for her money in a sleek white backless dress that left little to the imagination. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
EPIC: AMANDA SEYFRIED SEES RED IN THE BIG APPLE
Amanda Seyfried was seeing red at the New York premiere of Epic, opening this weekend. Seyfried plays Mary Katherine in the 3D animation feast for the eyes; a teen who finds herself in the deep forest and must battle the forces of good and evil. Mary Katherine enlists the help of a zany cast of misfit characters as she tries to save the world. Seyfried strutted the red carpet in a sleeveless red frock and was joined by cast members Colin Farrell and SNL’s Jason Sudeikis for the fun filled premiere. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
EPIC CAST: JASON SUDEIKIS, AZIZ ANSARI, AMANDA SEYFRIED, CHRIS O'DOWD, COLIN FARRELL
CANNES 2013: EVA LONGORIA STEALS THE SHOW AT LE PASSE PREMIERE
Friday night at Cannes Film Festival was all about Eva Longoria…and she wasn’t even in the movie being celebrated! Draped in a gold Zuhair Murad gown at the premiere of Le Passe (The Past), all eyes were on the Desperate Housewives star as she stole the show without meaning to. Showing a bare back to clicking cameras, Longoria soaked up the French Riviera in style. The film’s star, The Artist’s Berenice Bejo stood out in a navy blue jacket and white tiered skirt as she beamed on the red carpet. Garnering great reviews, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi was on hand for his big night as Le Passe, the deeply human family drama of a marriage ending and the revelations that follow, took center stage. (FOR MORE, GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE)
EVA LONGORIA SHIMMERS IN ZUHAIR MURAD
CANNES 2013: THE GREAT GATSBY OPENS RAINY FESTIVAL
It was a wet night in Cannes as rain washed in on The Great Gatsby opening night premiere. A sea of black umbrellas came to the rescue of the stars of the night; Carey Mulligan and Leonardo Di Caprio taking refuge as did juror Nicole Kidman who stood out in a colorful Dior creation. Mulligan’s low cut pale pink Dior gown still shone on the drenched carpet as Frieda Pinto tried to dodge the downpour in a beautiful coral silk chiffon Gucci gown. Baz Luhrmann lead his cast of the F.Scott Fitzgerald classic novella into the Theatre Lumiere. Gatsby comes to Cannes amid mixed reviews for its over the top interpretation, something of a signature of Luhrmann who never shies away from the extravagant. It was certainly a night to remember.
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INTO DARKNESS: ZOE SALDANA GLOBE TROTS IN STYLE PROMOTING STAR TREK
Star Trek Into Darkness will take over this weekend as it storms theatres. It is the highly anticipated continuation of JJ Abrams thrill seeking and brilliant revival of a hallowed franchise for a younger generation. Into Darkness finds Captain James Kirk (Chris Pine) on a mission to rescue Spock (Zachary Quinto) and his crew who are caught on a strange planet amid a volcanic eruption. Kirk, always ready to break the rules is played deftly by Chris Pine who gets to sink his cheeky teeth into this character playing opposite Spock who is played brilliantly with a mixture of restraint and humanity by the perfectly cast Zachary Quinto.
Zoe Saldana reprises her role as Uhura and her romantic entanglement with Spock comes to the fore. Saldana stunned in a revealing Rodarte number at the Los Angeles premiere while opting for an artful Vionnet gown for the London premiere. It was globe-trotting at its finest as the entire cast promoted what is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer. (GO TO NEWS + EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE)
ZOE SALDANA STUNS IN VIONNET AT LONDON PREMIERE
PUNK: CHAOS TO COUTURE – MET BALL 2013
The stars came out in force for the fashion event of the season – The Met Ball. And they did not disappoint, taking fashion risks as they strutted the grand red carpet. A peroxide blonde Anne Hathaway surprised in a daring Valentino gown that left little to the imagination. There was a playful Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon, Rooney Mara in lace Givenchy, a pierced Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli, a spike-haired Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs and Jennifer Lawrence in classic black Dior.
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SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND LENA DUNHAM
DANIELLE JONAS: THE MARRIED GIRL
This is the story of a shy and beautiful Jersey girl, thrown into the spotlight of a world stage when she marries a pop icon. Danielle Jonas takes us on her journey in Married To Jonas, the E! Entertainment fly-on-the-wall series. She is a woman finding her way and carving out her own path as she juggles multiple roles as wife, sister, daughter and daughter-in-law. Danielle navigates her new life with charm and an unaffected, sweet nature that reminds you that this Jersey girl hasn’t forgotten where she came from.
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MELISSA GEORGE IS… BEAUTIFULLY HUNTED
She stops traffic…without meaning to. She looks like perfection on the screen whether laughing or crying…without meaning to. She arrests us with emotional honesty and integrity with each line of dialogue she delivers…perhaps meaning to. Melissa George is just one of those gifted artists about whom we like to marvel. From her Golden Globe nominated turn as Laura on HBO’s In Treatment to a BAFTA nomination for the bold BBC series The Slap and roles in Mulholland Drive, Turistas, Toronto Film Festival award winner, A Lonely Place To Die and Grey’s Anatomy, George has proven to be a beautiful force to reckon with. Starring as Sam, a secret agent in the anticipated CINEMAX dramatic thriller series Hunted, the flame is set to burn even brighter for this Australian-American artist. (FOR FULL INTERVIEW, GO TO FEATURED ARTICLES PAGE)