John Nollet is Paris's go-to guy for hairstyling. He was at the Cannes Film Festival last month working with L'Oréal and nabbed one high-profile gig, exclusively styling the hair of juror Nicole Kidman for the festival. John told us what it's like behind the scenes at Cannes working to create a hair look in concert with the rest of a celebrity's beauty team. On Allie: Zara top and H&M blazer.
Angelina Jolie accompanied her fiancé, Brad Pitt, to last night's London premiere of World War Z. It was her return to the red carpet following her double mastectomy surgery, and she spoke about going public with her health news with reporters before the screening began. We're recapping Brad and Angelina's special evening together with their oldest sons — and the band Muse! On Allie: Bebe top.
L'Oréal Paris nail expert Tom Bachik gave us the inside scoop on getting glamorous nails. We caught up with Tom earlier at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was busy working with the beauty company's ambassadors Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria, and Jane Fonda! Tom filled us in on how to get Cannes-level glamour at home and also shared how it's possible — and easy — to add pampering to your at-home manicure routine. On Allie: H&M jacket and Zara top.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are ready to move into their new LA mansion! He conveniently arrived back in California yesterday after a trip out of town, ready to pitch in with the big relocation. We have the latest on Jen and Justin — plus, her Friends costar Matthew Perry has the latest update on a reunion for their cast and hints that he's been invited to Jen and Justin's wedding. On Allie: H&M.
Clive Owen is currently promoting his new movie Shadow Dancer, which is out in theaters May 31. But he's been in the news lately because of a small-screen endeavor — he and director Steven Soderbergh are said to be finalizing a deal to bring a new show called The Knick, about a groundbreaking NYC hospital in the early 1900s, to Cinemax. Clive tells us the latest on his and Steven's project and also reveals the somewhat surprising show he never misses. Plus, Clive's costar Andrea Riseborough dishes about her next leading man, Damian Lewis. On Allie: H&M.
Penélope Cruz joined friends for lunch in Madrid yesterday at a restaurant in the city's center. The mom-to-be, who is expecting her second child with husband Javier Bardem, has been sticking close to her hometown of Madrid in recent weeks. The extended Cruz family has been there too, since it's a special time for their relatives. Her sister Monica Cruz also gave birth! Monica, 36, welcomed her first baby, a little girl, two weeks ago.
Penélope's casual lunch look, jeans and a Rolling Stones t-shirt, actually has a special connection to her movie career. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had a part in her 2011 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Penélope appeared in the fourth installment of the Pirates franchise, which currently has a fifth in development. The directors of Kon-Tiki were hired to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Johnny Depp is slated to appear again as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Diane Kruger was ready for Summer yesterday when she ran errands in LA with two girlfriends. Decked out in cutoff shorts and a knotted crop top, she wrapped things up with a stop by Whole Foods. Diane's a longtime fan of short shirts — but will you wear a crop top this Summer?
Diane's taking it easy after a fun holiday weekend with friends and boyfriend Joshua Jackson. They hit producer Joel Silver's Memorial Day party with famous pals including Gwen Stefani and Tobey Maguire. Things are about to get busy for Diane, though, as she looks forward to the July 10 debut of her new FX series, The Bridge. She stars as an American border patrol agent in the drama, with actor Demián Bichir playing her Mexican counterpart. The 13 episodes in the first season will air from then on through the Summer on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.
Last night saw a Beckham and Cruise family reunion at the LA Kings hockey game! Romeo, Cruz, and Brooklyn Beckham checked out the match alongside parents David and Victoria and little sister Harper, who was initiated into a Beckham family tradition by appearing on the kiss cam! Tom and Connor Cruise rounded out the celebrity section in the stands. Get the scoop on their family hangout, plus — is David's next move after retiring from professional soccer starting a new MLS team in the US? On Allie: H&M.
The Cannes Film Festival came to a close over the weekend, with Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Orlando Bloom making a handful of last-minute appearances. Jurors including Steven Spielberg and Nicole Kidman bestowed cinematic honors at Sunday's closing ceremony. Find out which actors won big, and get the details on the French film that had everyone talking in Cannes and won the coveted Palme d'Or prize. On Allie: Michael Kors.
amfAR marked the 20th anniversary of its Cinema Against AIDS celebrations at the Cannes Film Festival with models, actors, and philanthropy. Leonardo DiCaprio, spending a night in the company of 38 catwalkers, helped raise $1.5 million of the night's $25 million haul. Get the scoop on the star-studded action! On Allie: BCBG Max Azria.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been busy as she nears the eight-month mark in her pregnancy. We have the latest on her afternoon with her in-laws and details on what Prince William has been doing this week. Plus, what went down on James and Pippa Middleton's double date? Get the details! On Allie: Rag & Bone tee, Club Monaco blazer.
Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts, and Karolina Kurkova got glam for the recent IWC Schaffhausen Cannes party held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. On the star-studded red carpet, Naomi and Karolina spoke about their South of France fashion choices, while other European stars weighed in on what makes the Cannes Film Festival — and the area itself — so special. On Allie: Zara.
Jennifer Aniston plays cohost on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With assistance from Ellen, Jen welcomed special guests — including one Aniston relative! — to the set and also got a mini Friends reunion together. See how Jen fared for her first time in the hosting chair!
Actress Julia Garner is at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time, promoting her movie We Are What We Are. During a conversation between screenings and parties, Julia spoke to us about her start in the business, her inspirations, and what it was like getting her first role in Martha Marcy May Marlene. On Allie: Zara
Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, has joined the family business! After five years in professional hockey, Wyatt's taken up acting full time and appears in We Are What We Are. Wyatt chatted with us at the Cannes Film Festival this week about falling into acting and talking shop with his parents and sister Kate Hudson and confirmed that the ladies in their family do, indeed, as Kate put it, "throw down!" On Allie: Zara.
The Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen gathered stars in France for the Cannes Film Festival in the town of Antibes last night for its For the Love of Cinema party. The location was the luxurious seaside Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, which made for a picturesque night. Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts, and Karolína Kurková were among the famous women who hit the red carpet wearing timepieces from the brand, as did actor Christoph Waltz and race car driver Lewis Hamilton. The group was treated to a performance by Jamiroquai's Jay Kay and dinner inside the hotel's restaurant.
Wearing a long-sleeved leather Balmain dress, Karolína discussed her bold choice and said, "It's not short!" She also revealed that her travels to Cannes were partially for work and partially for a family vacation with her husband, Archie Drury, and their son, Tobin. Naomi, meanwhile, wore a chic floral gown from Dolce & Gabbana. She told us on the red carpet that when in the South of France, she dresses the part. Though her day-to-day choices aren't fancy, she ups the fashion ante even more than usual for premieres and events at the festival's iconic Palais.
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth linked up with their Catching Fire costar Sam Claflin this morning for a photocall at the extremely rainy Cannes Film Festival! The trio were able to escape the elements by posing inside the Majestic hotel. Jennifer, Sam, and Liam are in France to hype up the second installment of The Hunger Games series, which is out in the US on Nov. 22. Also smiling for the cameras were Lionsgate cochairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger and director Francis Lawrence.
The cast and team behind the film are busy despite the release being six months away. It was just announced that CoverGirl will launch the Capitol Collection, a range of makeup products inspired by the film. And Liam made sure to enjoy the social side of Cannes, too. Last night, he and a group of guy friends checked out the Rev Run and DJ Ruckus set at Belvedere's party inside the VIP Room club.
We sat down with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus ahead of their performance at the Belvedere bash during the Cannes Film Festival tonight. The deejaying duo shared that they have some surprises in store for their big night, which Rev explained is "not just a regular show." It's the beginning of an exciting Summer for the duo, who have plans to perform at the Mixtape Festival in Pennsylvania, Switzerland, and more.
Did you ever think you could re-create a meal by a three-starred Michelin chef at home? Many of France native Anne-Sophie Pic's recipes are not for the home chef — unless one has some molecular gastronomy essentials handy — but her sea bass is comparatively straightforward, though admittedly not a fast and easy weeknight affair. Anne-Sophie left her usual station at her three-starred restaurant Maison Pic in the French town of Valence to take the helm at Electrolux's Chef's Kitchen at the Cannes Film Festival.
A table full of journalists was able to break from the cinema excitement at Cannes to sample Sophie's creations, which were also served at Wednesday night's opening gala. The party welcomed 650 guests for dinner, including members of this year's jury, like Nicole Kidman and head juror Steven Spielberg. With instructions on how to re-create the complex entrée, now Nicole and Steven (and you) can take a bit of elegant French fare home to the US.
Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola discussed their new film, The Bling Ring, today during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. The conference came after a morning photocall and before their big premiere scheduled to take place this evening at the Palais des Festival. The Bling Ring, which is out in the US on June 14, is based on the true story of a group of fame-obsessed teens who tracked the outings of celebrities — including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Megan Fox — via social media and then robbed their homes. Emma heads a cast that includes Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien.
Today, the actors, along with Sofia, touched on the real story and the factors that made it possible for the burglars to locate and steal from the stars. Emma also reflected on what it's like being a woman in the film industry, and Sofia hinted that tonight's red carpet event will include a cameo from Paris herself. Here are highlights from the conference:
Sofia in Paris Hilton's rumored appearance: "Paris Hilton and them haven't seen it, but I heard they might be coming tonight."
Sofia on the robbers whose stories inspired the film: "We made a movie. I'm not too concerned about their reactions."
Emma on what it's like for women in the film industry: "I am young, and . . . from why I see, young women are at the helm of franchises I see coming out. We are forging a new way in comedy. From what I can see, it's a great time to be a woman in this industry."
Emma on the prevalence of social media: "I think it's amazing how self-aware people are becoming. . . . I think it's a shame . . . "
Sofia on walking a fine line in being inspired by their story: "I definitely didn't want to add to their celebrity because of what they did."
On whether or not the based-on-a-true-story film makes them depressed about the 20-something generation — Emma: "It was an extraordinary set of circumstances."
Sofia: "Knowing my actors gives me hope."