Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jennifer Aniston For Brew Magazine April 2011

Jennifer Aniston covers the April 2011 issue of Brew Magazine and you can take a look at the pics right below. Aniston has finished shooting Wanderlust, a comedy in which she co-stars with Paul Rudd (to be released this fall) and she will be seen next in Horrible Bosses, coming July 2011, alongside Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Look at New HBO Drama Series 'Luck' Starring Dustin Hoffman

HBO's upcoming drama series is about horse racing. It may not sound extremely exciting, but with actor Dustin Hoffman, director Michael Mann (remember great movies like The Insider and Heat?) and writer David Milch (Deadwood) being involved in the project, I'm definitely interested.

Luck will premiere in late 2011/early 2012. Take a look at a sneak peek video.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Zooey Deschanel for Flare Magazine May 2011

Zooey Deschanel is Flare magazine's May 2011 cover girl and you can check out the photos below and read the article by clicking on the pics to enlarge.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Preview Jennifer Lopez' new album called Love?

Jennifer Lopez' new album called Love? will be released on May 3, but a preview has hit the internet and you can listen to snippets of each of the 16 tracks included on the deluxe edition:

Jennifer Lopez - Love? (Album Sampler) by Jon_ALi


1.   On The Floor feat. Pitbull
2.   Good Hit
3.   I’m Into You feat. Lil Wayne
4.   (What Is) LOVE?
5.   Run The World
6.   Papi
7.   Until It Beats No More
8.   One Love
9.   Invading My Mind
10. Villain
11. Starting Over
12. Hypnotico
13. Everybody’s Girl
14. Charge Me Up
15. Take Care
16. On The Floor (Ven a Bailar) feat. Pitbull

(via Ali's blog)

Movies 2011: Jesse Eisenberg in '30 Minutes Or Less' - trailer

Jesse Eisenberg robbing a bank? Yep. He co-stars with Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride in the new comedy 30 Minutes or Less, from director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

"Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery driver and force him to rob a bank within 30 minutes."

US release date: August 12, 2011.

(In other Jesse Eisenberg news, he was recently cast in the new Woody Allen movie - to be shot in Rome - alongside Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page and Penelope Cruz.)

Watch 30 Minutes or Less trailer:

Movies 2011: Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson star in The Beaver - trailer

The Beaver is the new movie directed by Jodie Foster in which she co-stars with Mel Gibson and Jennifer Lawrence. Even if Gibson's career and personal life are a complete mess and the world pretty much dislikes or despises him right now, early reviews for this movie sound promising.

Synopsis: Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression.  No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

US release date: May 20, 2011

Watch the newly released international trailer below:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beyonce premieres official version of new single 'Run The World (Girls)'

The official version of Beyonce's new single, Run the World (Girls), has just premiered on US radio and it's only slightly different from the demo that leaked a couple of days ago. The feedback to this song hasn't exactly been great so far and while I'm not a big fan, radio stations will pick it up and it's probably going to do well in the club circuit thanks to some sleek remixes.

The video for the song will drop soon and according to director Francis Lawrence, it is "one of the biggest Beyonce music videos ever done", so that will definitely help the song. In the early sneek peaks and behind-the-scenes shots from the set, Beyonce was sporting some big outfits by Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy.

Little Things That Count - The Weekly Roundup, April 21

Music: Spring is finally here (yay!) and it's one of my favorite times of the year. Summer is now too darn hot and humid which makes it hard to enjoy and winter is too darn cold, snowy and icy which makes it hard to enjoy. So that leaves me with...what?...spring and autumn. Not a fan of endless grey skies, naked trees and rainy days, so I'll take spring, thank you. AND since it's spring, I'm determined to shove myself into a spring-y mood. Enough with the dreary weather and feeling down. I have been listening to Noah and The Whale's latest album, entitled Last Night On Earth and it's perfect for these spring sunny days. 

Noah and The Whale are an indie folk band, formed in 2006 in London, England. Last Night on Earth is their third album and it's different from their previous offerings. It reminds me of Tom Petty and 80s pop/rock, it's a laid back, breezy, feelgood type of record, perfect to play in your car or whatever. Make no mistake, it's not pop music. It's perfectly playable on AOR radio stations. Matter of fact, it's very radio-friendly, polished and upbeat, certainly marking a departure from their moody previous LP.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alexander McQueen retrospective in Vogue US, May 2011

Savage Beauty,” a retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s stunning work, opens at the Costume Institute on May 4th. Creative director Sarah Burton shares with Vogue US her memories of working at the late designer’s side.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, featuring Coco Rocha, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Caroline Trentini and Raquel Zimmerman.

“The collection was about the 1745 massacre of the Scottish Jacobites by the English, which Lee felt so passionately about because of his Scottish family heritage, which his mother had researched. The women were the widows of the slaughtered army. This dress was actually based on my wedding dress—I got married two years earlier. We had to figure out how to make lace work in the round with those ruffles because Lee hated gathering. So we cut out all of the flowers from the lace and reappliquéd it on tulle to make our own fabric. This is the collection most people remember as the one with Kate Moss in a hologram."

Helena Christensen for Harper's Bazaar Russia May 2011

42-year-old supermodel Helena Christensen graces the new issue of Harper's Bazaar Russia with a lovely cover shoot. Here are the photos, featuring outfits by Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and Stella McCartney.

Movies 2011: Bridesmaids - is this the women's version of 'The Hangover'?

In times where good comedies are hard to find, a trailer that looks promising gets us all excited, especially when the movie has been getting positive buzz. Bridesmaids is an upcoming comedy, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by 'Freaks and Geeks' creator Paul Feig. The cast includes Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph (both of 'Saturday Night Live' fame), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls).


Picked as her best friend's maid of honor, unhappy and broke Annie (Kristen Wiig) looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids. Her life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jeff Bridges for Esquire US, May 2011

Jeff Bridges covers the new issue of Esquire magazine, US edition, may 2011. This is Esquire's Music Issue and the interview focuses on Jeff Bridges' love of music. He likes to sing in the recording studio that he built next to his garage.

Photos courtesy of Esquire

Movies 2011: Emma Stone stars in 'The Help', film adaptation of N. Y. Times best-selling novel - trailer

Based on one of the most talked about books in years, The Help stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer and tells the story of "three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times."

The Help is the film adaptation of  Kathryn Stockett‘s best-selling novel of the same name. It took her 5 years to complete the book and she was rejected about 45 times before a literary agent picked her up. Since then, The Help has been published in 35 countries and it is one of New York Times' bestsellers. It also spent over a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list at #1.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Movies 2011: Henry's Crime starring Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga

Henry's Crime stars Keanu Reeves, the good guy who went to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Once he's out, he targets the very bank he was sent away for robbing. One of the film's tag lines is: "If you've done the time, do the crime", so you get the idea. He recruits cellmate Max (James Caan) to help him along with the plan. In the meantime, he meets Julie, played by Vera Farmiga.

Henry's Crime is playing in US theaters now. No word on a Romanian release just yet.

Watch trailer and keep scrolling for photos, movie posters.

Movies 2011: The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy

The Conspirator is the new movie directed by Robert Redford, featuring a stellar cast: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel.

Synopsis: In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

The Conspirator is in US theaters now.

Trailer and photos:

Movies 2011: Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana

Hanna stars young actress Saoirse (pronounced 'seer-shah') Ronan as "a 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin. She is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives."

Saoirse Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Atonement and has been praised for her roles in The Way Back earlier this year and The Lovely Bones in 2009.

Film critic Richard Roeper describes Hanna as a "kinetic, vibrant, sometimes a completely insane adventure; one of the best times you’ll have at the movies this year."

Hanna's original soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers will blow your mind.

Jennifer Lopez premieres new 'Papi' song

Jennifer Lopez released a 3rd song from her upcoming album, Love? coming May 3, 2011. The song, entitled "Papi", was unlocked on iTunes, so fans could get it early. In other news, “On the Floor,” Jennifer’s first single from the new album, just hit 100 million views on YouTube.  

"Papi" is produced by Red One and is supposed to be the 3rd single from the album "Love?", so an accompanying video will be launched at some point. In the meantime, Jennifer Lopez' new video for the single "I'm Into You" will premiere on May 2, 2011.

Listen to "Papi" below:

Cate Blanchett for T Magazine

Location: Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
Photographs by Cass Bird, courtesy of T Magazine  

Stella McCartney dress.Giorgio Armani pants. Christian Louboutin shoes.

Mark Ruffalo for Details Magazine May 2011

Mark Ruffalo covers the new issue of Details magazine (May 2011). 43-year-old Ruffalo scored an Oscar nomination this year for his supporting role in The Kids Are All Right and he is preparing to star in The Avengers, alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lady Gaga: New Single and New Album Cover

Lady Gaga has just revealed the album cover for her upcoming LP, Born This Way, to be released on May 23, 2011. The cover art was shot by photographer Nick Knight and the Haus of Gaga.

The new single from the album is called Judas and you can listen to the full song below.

Movies 2011: Jim Carrey stars in Mr. Popper's Penguins - trailer

Mr. Popper's Penguins is Jim Carrey's upcoming comedy, in which he stars alongside...penguins! Obviously. Penguins are too cute, so get ready for cuteness overload when the movie opens on June 17, 2011.

Movies 2011: Cowboys & Aliens - Full Trailer

Cowboys & Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau, is one of the most-anticipated summer blockbusters. Starring Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, the movie will hit US theaters July 29th, 2011.

Synopsis: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens is based on the graphic novel by Fred Van Lente and the full trailer has finally been released.

Scroll down for trailer, photos and movie posters.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Adele covers Rolling Stone magazine

British singer/songwriter Adele covers the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Katy Perry the new face of GHD Hair Care

Katy Perry was announced last month as the official face behind British hair care company GHD's new ad campaign as their global brand ambassador. GHD is also one of the sponsors of her California Dreams world tour, as is Sabo Jewelry.

New Wave

Photo: Courtesy of GHD/David LaChapelle

Lady Gaga for Harper's Bazaar US May 2011

Lady Gaga covers the new issue of Harper's Bazaar US (May 2011), photographed by Terry Richardson.
Versace top and skirt.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reese Witherspoon for Vogue US May 2011

Reese Witherspoon goes retro in the new issue of Vogue US (May 2011). The photo shoot was inspired by her new movie, Water for Elephants, directed by Francis Lawrence. Check out the interview excerpts, photos (click to enlarge) and movie trailer below:

Roland Mouret dress.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Julianne Moore for InStyle UK May 2011

50-year-old Julianne Moore is interviewed by her pal, fashion icon Tom Ford in the May 2011 issue of InStyle UK. For the photo shoot, she wore Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and of course Tom Ford (on the cover). 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lisa Edelstein for German Magazine Schön!

Lisa Edelstein, the star of the TV series House M.D., is about to turn 45 next month and here she is, looking great as usual, in a photo shoot for German magazine Schön!

You can read her interview too, in English, by scrolling down to the last 2 photos, click to enlarge.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Movies 2011: Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Steve Carell

Crazy, Stupid, Love is the upcoming movie from the same directors who brought us I Love You Phillip Morris and it stars Mr. Hotness a.k.a Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon.

US release date: July 29th, 2011.

Here's a detailed synopsis and, since there seems to be some problem with the trailer (that keeps appearing and disappearing from the web), I took the liberty to provide several links below. See which one works for you.

"At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream–good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren’t the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal’s 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal’s makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can’t be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began."

Still photos from the movie below.

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Evan Rachel Wood for L.A. Times Magazine

Evan Rachel Wood, currently starring in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce alongside Kate Winslet, will be seen next in the movie The Ides of March, to be released this fall. The film, directed by George Clooney, features an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, George Clooney.

Evan Rachel Wood for L.A.Times Magazine, wearing Nina Ricci lace top and vintage Chanel gloves

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

January Jones for Marie Claire UK May 2011

The star of Mad Men, January Jones, covers the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire UK in a purple-dominated photo shoot that you can see below. The actress wears Gucci on the cover.

Sade to release 'Ultimate Collection' and new song

After the exquisite 'Soldier of Love', Sade will release a greatest hits double-album, including 29 tracks, 4 of which have never been released before.  

'Ultimate Collection' is to be launched on May, 3 and it will also include the new Sade song, 'Still In Love With You', a cover of Thin Lizzy's single of the same name, originally released in 1974.

Listen to Sade's Still In Love With You and scroll down for album track listing:

Gwen Stefani, Adele and more for ELLE US May 2011 'Women in Music' issue

Gwen Stefani covers the May 2011 issue of ELLE US, dedicated to 'women in music'. The issue also includes Adele, Nicki Minaj, Florence Welch, veteran singers Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin and more. Scroll down for photos and interview excerpts.

On the cover: Gwen is wearing a stretch wool dress with leather trim from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with her own earrings.

Lady Gaga's HBO Concert Special - watch trailer

Lady Gaga's HBO concert special will air on May, 7 prior to her new album release, Born This Way, coming May 23.

Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden concert poster was released last week and now we get to watch the trailer which offers a glimpse of the usual Gaga extravaganza.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kings Of Leon's new documentary coming soon, trailer released

Kings of Leon will release a documentary soon, entitled Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon. The film presents the band's entire career, looking back at their roots, childhood and rise to fame.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jennifer Lopez: new single and new ad campaign for TOUS Jewelry

Jennifer Lopez was announced as the new face of Spanish brand Tous last month and we finally get to see the ad campaign for Tous Jewelry. Meanwhile, her new single, I'm Into You, featuring Lil Wayne, has just been released on iTunes and she's currently filming the video on location in Mexico. Scroll down to listen to the new track.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - limited edition collection

Tom Ford has launched a limited edition collection of Neroli Portofino, the unisex citrus fragrance that is part of the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection. The new edition, presented in a gorgeous sea-blue bottle - instead of the original black one, which looks just as nice - is joined by a bath and body set, consisting of Shower Gel, Body Oil, Body Moisturizer, Body Scrub and Bar Soap (some of them pictured below).

“This modern intercontinental version of an iconic fragrance theme perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Riviera. Crisp citrus oils and surprising floral notes, balanced with amber undertones, awaken the senses and leave a splashy, yet substantive impression.”

You can find this limited edition set now at Neiman Marcus in the US and at Selfridges in the UK.

Diane Lane for Jezebel Magazine March 2011

The lovely Diane Lane gets a March 2011 cover shoot with Jebezel magazine and here are the belated photos. We get to see Diane Lane in the next installment of Superman, Man of Steel, to be released in 2012. It's a big-budget movie with a big cast: Henry Cavill (as Superman/Clark Kent), Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Diane Lane (as Martha Kent) and Kevin Costner (as Jonathan Kent).

Scarlett Johansson for Vogue China April 2011

Scarlett Johansson is featured in the April 2011 issue of Vogue China. Her upcoming movie, We Bought A Zoo, directed by Cameron Crowe, will be released in December 2011 and she's currently filming The Avengers, where she co-stars with Robert Downey Jr. Other than that, not much to say, except enjoy the view.

Movies 2011: The Hangover Part 2

Remember The Hangover? The Wolfpack is back. Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms return for the sequel, The Hangover Part 2, to be released this summer. This time they travel to Bangkok, Thailand for Stu's wedding (Ed Helms' character). Featuring a cameo appearance by Liam Neeson, the film is one of the most-anticipated comedies of 2011.

Watch the new full trailer that has just been released. Photos below.

(US release date: May 26, 2011)

Katy Perry premieres her new video 'E.T.' featuring Kanye West

Katy Perry's new video for the song E.T., featuring Kanye West has finally premiered. It was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who is known for her unusual, out-of-this-world videos. Her previous work includes music videos for artists such as Bjork, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, The Cure, The White Stripes, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and Muse.