Celebs toasted the Tribeca Film Festival last night during a cocktail reception at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The event begins on April 20 in NYC, but stars including Malin Akerman, Dax Shepard, Anna Kendrick, and Kate Walsh got an early start to the celebration of independent filmmaking at the packed LA party. Malin's Bang Bang Club, which also costars Ryan Phillippe, and Kate's Angel's Crest will be among the first movies to screen at this year's fest. Yesterday evening also marked one of Justin Bartha's first public appearances since his split from Ashley Olsen, and The Hangover star was spotted catching up and laughing with friend Zach Braff inside the soirée. Zach will be a featured speaker at Tribeca this year, and fans can already start submitting questions for the Garden State director online.
The afterparty fun following last night's Costume Institute Gala continued on, with even more celebs heading over to the main bash at the Mark hotel. Diane Kruger traded her long-sleeved white Calvin Klein gown for a short red number to attend with Joshua Jackson. She evidently hopes that soon he'll be more than a boyfriend — when a reporter asked if a ring she was wearing signified an engagement, Diane said, "I wish." Anne Hathaway also changed out of her Valentino dress for something more manageable, though Emma Watson kept on her long Burberry. She's out on the social scene despite being in the middle of exams at Brown. Emma said, "I have just had one of my exams. It went pretty well, which is good, two left.” Bar Refaeli, meanwhile, brought her girlfriends and not Leonardo DiCaprio along.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale stuck together, and Robert Pattinson's Remember Me costar, Emilie de Ravin, was surrounded by pals. Glee's Matthew Morrison headed to the Standard with Emmy Rossum hot on his heels, though once inside he was busy getting down with model Natasha Poly. Alexander Wang stayed close to Zoe Kravitz after they posed together on the red carpet, and Jessica Alba brought her husband Cash Warren. Naomi Campbell was all smiles in her fancy car after her episode on Oprah aired earlier in the day exploring her dark side. It was a huge night for fashion in the Big Apple — make sure to check out all of the style and beauty news!
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- Nicolette Sheridan is suing Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry alleging that he hit her and fired her — TV Squad
- Olivia Thirlby cast in thriller The Darkest Hour — Collider
- House is getting a spinoff, Nurse Jeffrey, but there's a catch — Movieline
- The cast of The Oranges is complete, with Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Alia Shawkat, and Adam Brody, to name a few — Coming Soon
- Ever thought about the significance of episode titles? — TV.com
- Rihanna is going on tour with Ke$ha — Vulture
- Get to know the chefs of Top Chef Masters, season 2! — YumSugar
- Want to know what Edward Norton's five favorite films are? — Rotten Tomatoes
- Robert Zemeckis will direct Dark Life for Disney — Cinematical
Celebrities have been doing their part to help spread the word about aid relief for Haiti. After the devastating earthquake struck on Monday, philanthropic donations have been made by Madonna, Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and dozens more. For ideas on how you can help, scroll through and click on the links to learn more about the charitable organizations some of our favorite stars are using to support the relief efforts.
That double Ed Norton in the title is not a typo; Leaves of Grass stars the talented actor in a dual role, as polar opposite twin brothers.
As twins, Norton really goes for it — one twin, Bill, is straight-laced, while the other, Brady, is a mulleted hick with a heavy Southern accent. I've missed Norton's presence, but I'm wondering if this is going to a be an amazing acting opportunity or an embarrassing diversion for him. Joining him in the cast sans outrageous accents is Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, and Richard Dreyfuss. It's a little hard to tell the tone of the movie from the trailer; it's been described as a comedic thriller, but I can't tell if it wants to be Adaptation or Joe Dirt.
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Clocking in under four hours, Edward Norton fared the best amongst the crowd of notables who ran in the New York City Marathon this weekend. Take a look to see how he and the the rest of the celeb pack fared in the 26.2 mile course!
Check here to see the winning times of the elite runners.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault happily walked down the aisle again on Saturday at Venice's opera house Teatro La Fenice. Salma looked gorgeous in a white Balenciaga wedding gown by Nicholas Ghesquiere. Valentina was a flower girl wearing a Bonpoint dress with Francois's children from his first marriage also participating in the black tie affair. They may have gotten married at a small ceremony on Valentine's Day but their glamorous second round of nuptials included about 150 of their close family and friends.
They kicked off the weekend with a masked rehearsal dinner on Friday and some of their celebrity guests wore their black and gold masks as they arrived to the wedding by boat on Saturday. Penelope Cruz wore a floor-length blue gown for the ceremony and changed into a black dress for the reception, with Javier Bardem as her date. Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron also joined in on the festivities with Charlize transforming her dress from long to short halfway through. Lots more familiar faces were in the audience including Ed Norton, Bono, Ashley Judd and Anna Wintour. On Sunday the newlyweds had a farewell brunch after a romantic weekend of celebrating their life as husband and wife.
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We knew High School Musical was a huge television hit but now it's a bona fide silver screen success. The third installment of the perky Disney musical bonanza scored the top spot at the box office over the weekend, earning an estimated $42 million.
Meanwhile, Saw V did excellent business over the weekend as well, earning an estimated $30.5 million in the No. 2 spot. Variety notes that both titles were record breakers:
The top two films each entered record territory. Disney’s High School is by far the biggest musical bow ever, besting Mamma Mia! Lionsgate’s Saw franchise is within $2 million of eclipsing Friday the 13th to become the top-grossing horror series ever.
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We've all seen plenty of movies about police corruption and while it's not necessary to avoid this storyline altogether, it should be avoided if there's absolutely nothing new or interesting brought to the table. Today we even have another new movie that deals with a similar issue (dirty cops) — but in a compelling way. I really enjoy Edward Norton's work, and I wanted to give Pride and Glory a chance for his sake. But while he does a fine job in the film, he can't save it from being a rote, disappointing knockoff of many movies to have come before it.
Norton plays Ray Tierney, whose whole family — including his father Francis Sr. (Jon Voight), his brother Francis Jr. (Noah Emmerich), and his brother-in-law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) — is involved in the NYPD. Ray begins the investigation of a case involving slain cops and as he digs deeper, signs begin pointing him toward his own fellow officers and worse — his own brother and brother-in-law. Soon the family is torn over whether to go public with the truth about the case which would destroy careers (including Francis Jr.'s, while his wife is battling cancer), and the overall reputation of the NYPD. For some of my thoughts on all this, read more