Far ahead of their cinematic releases, we got fantastic peeks of the set of both The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past this week. The films' respective directors were just a few of Hollywood's elite posting cute, clever, and candid looks at their sets. Check out the cream of the crop!
Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac joined forces today at the Cannes Film Festival to promote their new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The movie, which follows Oscar's character as a fictionalized, struggling folk singer in the 1960s, was one of the most anticipated of the day.
After a photocall by the beach, the cast and directors gave a press conference, where they talked about the familial bond they shared on the set and the vital role that music plays in the telling of the story. Here are some highlights:
Justin on his connection to the movie's music: "As far as singing in the movie, obviously on the surface it’s a different style from the music I make in real life. But listen, man, I grew up in Tennessee. Home of the blues, birthplace of rock and roll . . . My grandfather [had] an old Gibson guitar, he taught me how to fingerpick. So it felt warm and fuzzy to me to be in this movie."
Carey on singing on screen: “I’m very nervous about singing in front of people. We had a week before we started shooting where we worked—what did we do? We all met up and T. Bone produced the music and decided …what everyone’s voice was going to sound like.”
Oscar on the importance of music in creating character: "For everybody, the songs were what really showed you their inner life and their taste, their point of view. I saw it almost as much as a rehearsal for the personhood as the music.”
Justin on making it as a musician: “There is sort of the Malcom Gladwell 10,000 hours theory about how you can’t consider yourself an expert at anything until you’ve kind of had 10,000 hours at it. I agree with practice. There’s many people that spend that much time and somehow never get heard. You meet so many talented people along the way who for some reason or another don’t get heard."
It would be an exciting week for casting even if the Cannes Film Festival weren't going on, but the glamorous event in France is bringing a ton of new casting deals as well. The lead for YA tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars cast its Augustus Waters, and Zac Efron just got a new speed-demon role. Click through to see these and the new jobs for everyone from Shia LaBeouf and Christoph Waltz to Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson.
8:00 Billboard Music Awards
8:00 60 Minutes (new)
9:00 ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night
8:00 The Simpsons (new, season finale)
9:00 Family Guy (new, season finale)
7:00 The Voice (repeat)
9:00 The Celebrity Apprentice (new, season finale)
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It was a big week in filming with love interests and villains appearing on movie and TV sets this week. Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby sparked chemistry for Mania Days in NYC, while Lena Dunham celebrated her 27th birthday with an ice cream cone during shoots for Girls. Across town, Andrew Garfield hung on tight during a faceoff with The Amazing Spider-Man 2's newest villain, The Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti. Click through to see what other celebrities were up to on their sets this week!
Star Trek Into Darkness comes out this week, four years after J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise with stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine. This time, there's a new story and a new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but is the sequel worth seeing in the theater? Watch our video review to find out!
Wedding season is in full swing here at POPSUGAR, and we have everything you need when it comes to dresses, decor, bridal beauty, and more. Whether you're in need of bridesmaid tips, seeking savvy spending advice, or in the mood to check out the most memorable TV and movie weddings, look no further.
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This Summer, some of the most well-known women in Hollywood will be lighting up the big screen as superheroes, cops, magicians, '90s teens, and more. While some actresses are returning to popular roles for sequels, others will be treading in new territory — like Emma Watson, who's playing a shallow socialite in Sofia Coppola's latest film. We've already shown you the boys of Summer, so now take a look at the leading ladies of Summer!
The series finale of The Office aired this week, and we're all pretty sad to say goodbye to the Dunder Mifflin gang. After nine seasons, they've all changed a lot, but no one's appearance has been altered more than that of Jim (John Krasinski). We got to reminiscing about when Jim first stole our hearts as the boy with the baby face and the floppy hair. Though he's grown out of his boyish looks, Jim's 'do has managed to evolve over the years. Don't believe us? Click through and prepare to be dazzled by the wonder that is his floppy hair.
- The networks unveiled their new shows at this week's upfronts, and we got a peek at new Fall schedules for Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, and The CW. There's now lots of info for each of the upcoming series, so get to know them all by watching trailers for all the new shows.
- After nine seasons, The Office came to an end with a sweet episode that includes Dwight and Angela's wedding. To celebrate the milestone, we recounted the best episodes of all time and took a look back at Jim's floppy hair evolution.
- More season finale madness: Nick and Jess got together on New Girl, things got totally bonkers on the Vampire Diaries finale, and someone died on Grey's Anatomy.
- How I Met Your Mother finally revealed the mother, but there's a catch: Ted won't meet her for quite some time.
- Meet your kickass ladies of Summer blockbuster season!
- Need something to watch now that shows are on hiatus? Here are 13 shows to get you through the Summer.
- Speaking of Summer shows, meet the new men competing on The Bachelorette.
- Ready for another beloved book to hit the big screen? Check out the first pictures from Divergent.
- We chatted with Simon Pegg about Benedict Cumberbatch, while Alice Eve admitted to us that she spilled some Star Trek secrets.