Glee actress Jayma Mays stopped by our LA studios recently to share a look at the work she's doing with jewelry brand Raven and Lily. The collection, launched by two of Jayma's good friends, employs women in poverty-stricken areas of countries like Ethiopia and India, where they design and handcraft jewelry made of old bullet casings and coins for a fair wage. Jayma is now serving as Raven and Lily's global ambassador and is planning a trip to Africa this Summer to meet some of the women whose lives have been improved by the partnership; for a closer look at the jewelry and accessories these women are crafting, check out Raven and Lily online. Jayma also filled us in on what's ahead for "Wemma" on Glee after their disastrous wedding day and what fans can expect from the upcoming season finale. On Lindsay: L.A.M.B. blazer.
On Mike & Molly, Katy Mixon plays Victoria, a "hot mess" with a "heart of gold." We caught up with the actress at our LA studios recently to talk about working with Melissa McCarthy, whom she calls her "absolute, dearest friend," and to get a preview of the next episode of the show. We also got the scoop on Katy's role in the upcoming fourth season of Eastbound & Down. She promised we'll be seeing a different side of April this year and also shared a hilarious story about using a body double on the set. Mike & Molly airs Monday nights on CBS at 9:30/8:30 Central.
Clive Standen is no stranger to historical dramas, having starred in the Camelot miniseries, the BBC show Robin Hood, and now, History's Vikings. The actor stopped by our LA studios recently to talk about his early start doing stuntwork as a child in his native England and the roundabout way he came to be an actor. Clive also talked to us about bringing his kids to the Ireland set of Vikings and getting into character as Rollo, who is based on a real-life historical figure. The season finale of Vikings airs this Sunday at 10/9 Central.
Rebecca Hall plays scientist Dr. Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, which means sharing the bulk of her scenes with Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Robert Downey Jr. Despite Rebecca's own impressive acting resume, she told us she was "nervous" about showing up to set for the first time when we caught up with her at the premiere of the film last night in Hollywood. She also said she responded to the "strong" and "intelligent" roles written for the female characters in the movie.
Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the most celebrated actors of our time, and in Iron Man 3, audiences will see a new side of him as terrorist villain The Mandarin. We spoke with the actor at last night's world premiere of the film to ask him about the process of bringing the comic-book character to life and how his perceptions of Robert Downey Jr. changed once he met and worked alongside him.
Robert Downey Jr. will be back as Tony Stark in next month's Iron Man 3, and at tonight's Hollywood premiere of the film, he hinted that he might be ready to hang up Iron Man's suit for good after this film. The actor continued to play coy when we asked if he'll be back for another installment of the series — or appear in The Avengers 2 — but told us he has plans to continue working with his no. 1 collaborator: wife Susan Downey. Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3.
Gwyneth Paltrow walked the red carpet for Iron Man 3 tonight in Hollywood, and we caught up with the actress just before the screening. Gwyneth looked glam in an iridescent Antonio Berardi gown at the film's debut, but as Pepper Potts in IM3, she fulfills what might be her toughest and most action-packed role to date. Gwyneth told us she took her kids to see the movie in London with a group of friends and that her son, Moses, is especially proud of seeing his mom in the superhero franchise.
As Lt. Col. Rhodes in Iron Man 3, Don Cheadle gets the chance to try on a superhero suit of his own. The actor, who moonlights as the Iron Patriot in the new film, told us his own suit weighed "about 100 pounds more" than Iron Man's. Despite it, he said he hopes he gets to reunite with Robert Downey Jr. again for another film in the franchise and has always "been a fan" of action movies like this one.
When audiences first glimpse Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3, the award-winning actor is almost unrecognizable as a bespectacled and greasy-haired scientist. We spoke to Guy at tonight's premiere of the film, where he told us he opted not to show his wife pictures of himself in character until after shooting was over. Guy also talked about starring alongside RDJ and Gwyneth Paltrow and how the duo, who have starred in all three Iron Man films together, made the process seem "small" and "intimate" — despite the movie's big budget and state-of-the-art effects.
Cece's engagement to Shivrang on New Girl was one of this season's biggest surprises on the comedy, and when we sat down with actress Hannah Simone recently at our LA studios, she promised us that an "absurd" wedding episode is on its way. We asked Hannah what it was like to have the "wonderful" Taylor Swift shoot an upcoming guest-starring role on the show and got her take on whether Nick and Jess belong together. Hannah also gave us the scoop on her new ads for Gillette, in which she joins model Kate Upton and fellow actress Genesis Rodriguez to discuss their preferences when it comes to men's grooming. New Girl airs Tuesday nights at 9/8 Central on FOX. On Lindsay: Club Monaco dress.
It may be hard to believe, but the Backstreet Boys — who are poised to release a new album this Summer — are celebrating 20 years as a group. The band was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, and we caught up with A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson at a special event they threw for fans in Hollywood before the milestone ceremony. The guys gave us a live, a cappella preview of one of their new songs and shared some details on their upcoming documentary, which follows them over their two decades as a group — questionable hairstyles and all! On Lindsay: Clover Canyon dress.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up in The Heat, which hits cinemas in July, as two very different female law-enforcement officers forced to work together. POPSUGAR US spoke to the co-stars at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and while they might clash in the movie, their affection for each other off screen was obvious. Sandra described "fireworks" at their first meeting, and the pair shared plenty of one-liners as they chatted about what might be the first female buddy movie of its kind.
Paul Feig has helped to lead the charge of bringing funny women to the big screen, directing Bridesmaids and this Summer's upcoming female buddy comedy The Heat, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. We caught up with Paul at CinemaCon this week to ask him about trying to "break down that wall" by making more female-driven movies and how well his movie's two stars hit it off when they first met.
Jerry Bruckheimer is one of Hollywood's most prolific and powerful producers and is one of the many talents behind The Lone Ranger, which hits theaters this Summer. We caught up with Jerry at CinemaCon yesterday to talk about why shooting in the American West was vital to the movie. He also weighed in on Johnny Depp's vision for Tonto and "strong leading man" Armie Hammer, who tackles his first title role in the film.
The Lone Ranger Director Gore Verbinski on Why the Film Offered Johnny Depp a "First-Time" Challenge
Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp are longtime collaborators, working together on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Rango, and now The Lone Ranger. We caught up with Gore at CinemaCon this week to talk about Johnny's dramatic reimagining of the character Tonto and how their take on the film "perverts the narrative" by telling the story from his perspective.
Aubrey Plaza's dry humor has made her one of the standouts in the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she continues to expand her horizons on the big screen, including her heartfelt turn in last year's Safety Not Guaranteed. Aubrey's accomplishments didn't go unnoticed last night when she picked up CinemaCon's breakthrough performer of the year honor in Las Vegas. Aubrey joked with us about being excited to "hold an award and know that it's actually mine" backstage, where we got more info on her coming-of-age comedy The To Do List. Aubrey plays a teenager in the 1990s who's looking to brush up on her sexual skills and told us her costume for one sex scene consisted of just a pair of undies and a Hillary Clinton t-shirt.
Ben Stiller spent years chasing his personal dream of remaking the 1947 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and on Christmas Day, the movie will finally hit theaters. We spoke with Ben at CinemaCon yesterday about helming the ambitious project, in which he also stars as Walter Mitty, a man who spends his life between reality and vivid daydreams. Ben told us why he thinks the story is inspiring. He also weighed in on whether or not there's added pressure that comes with his film debuting on one of the biggest marquee movie release dates of the year.
Kristen Wiig plays Ben Stiller's love interest in the upcoming film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which Ben directed and starred in after spending years trying to get the project made. Kristen told us she was especially "flattered" he chose her as his costar knowing the movie was such a passion project for him. She and Ben previewed about 14 minutes of the film for audiences at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday to an enthusiastic response. The remake of a 1947 film follows Ben as a man who escapes from his mundane existence into a world of daydreams and will hit theaters on Christmas Day.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up in The Heat, which hits theaters in June, as two very different female law-enforcement officers forced to work together. We spoke to the costars yesterday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and while they might clash in the movie, their affection for each other off screen was obvious. Sandra described "fireworks" at their first meeting, and the pair shared plenty of one-liners as they chatted about what might be the first female buddy movie of its kind.
Armie Hammer was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week to promote his first big leading role in The Lone Ranger. We caught up with the actor just before he teamed up with his costar Johnny Depp for a Q&A about the film. Armie talked to us about the experience of shooting "in the middle of nowhere," the karaoke parties the cast and crew shared at night, and why the "bohemian" Johnny is unique from the other great actors he's worked with.