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 cast of Arrested Development were joined by their significant others and a few famous friends when they hosted the premiere of their series's new Netflix episodes in Hollywood yesterday. Portia de Rossi cuddled with wife Ellen DeGeneres on the orange carpet, and the duo chatted with Portia's costars at the event. Meanwhile, Jason Bateman brought his wife, Amanda Anka, to the bash, and David Cross posed with his spouse, Amber Tamblyn. Aubrey Plaza dropped by the premiere's afterparty and talked with friend and The To Do List costar Alia Shawkat, who also posed alongside Michael Cera. One celebrity who wasn't at the premiere was John Krasinski, who will reportedly have a cameo in Arrested Development's upcoming episodes. No details have been revealed about John's guest appearance, but fans will be able to find out soon enough when all 15 episodes of the show hit Netflix on May 26.
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.
Jessica Chastain showed her support for Hollywood writers at the Writers Guild of America Awards in LA last night, while Lena Dunham snagged an award at the WGA's ceremony in NYC. The WGA Awards take place on both coasts — at the JW Marriott in LA and the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC — and each event was full of big winners.
Lena and her Girls writing team walked away with best new TV series, while Jessica's film Zero Dark Thirty won best original screenplay for Mark Boal. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's Argo continued its award season sweep by picking up best adapted screenplay for writer Chris Terrio. Other big winners for the night included Fred Armisen, who won the best comedy/variety series award for Portlandia, and the writers of Breaking Bad and Louie, who won best drama series and best comedy series, respectively.
The award season fun isn't over for Jessica and the rest of the film industry as they prepare for the upcoming Oscars, which take place Sunday, Feb. 24. Click through to see Jessica and Lena along with Amy Poehler, Tobey Maguire, and Julie Bowen at the WGA Awards, and don't forget to fill out our Oscar ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
- Lane Crawford fused fashion with technology to produce its first ever 3D campaign for Spring 2013 shot by Nick Knight. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Gisele Bündchen has been named the new face of Chanel Beauty. [BellaSugar]
- Karl Lagerfeld celebrated his new photo exhibit for Cassina in Paris last night. "All those things I photographed are things I love," the Kaiser said. "[Cassina has] the most beautiful iconic pieces in the world of furniture editions." [WWD]
- Lena Dunham is rumored to be working on an upcoming comedy based on the memoir of a former personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. [Vogue UK]
- Kate Moss's secret to healthy nails is "eating well and juicing — the more vitamins you have the better the condition of your nails." [Telegraph]
Kate Spadewill become the second fashion house to self-launch a fragrance when the brand releases its new scent, Live Colorfully, in April. [WWD]
- Makeup heiress Claire Courtin is set to debut her DJ-ing skills this Fashion Week at a party she is cohosting with TL-180. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- 2013 is already shaping up to be a big year for Jason Wu, who just signed a partnership with Lancome. [Reuters]
- Intern Labor Rights, a subsection of Occupy Wall Street, will protest unpaid internships during New York Fashion Week. [BuzzFeed]
- Pamela Love's favorite tailor? A pair of scissors. "I really don't go to a tailor much," she added. [Garance Doré]
- Fashion just got funnier, thanks to Barneys New York. The department store has tapped comedians Mindy Kaling, Leslie Mann, Aubrey Plaza, and Will Forte to select (and hilariously narrate) their favorite seasonal pieces. [The Window]
- Speaking of Barneys, its Spring windows will feature a series of surreal films (a still from which is pictured below) by Italian artist Yuri Ancarani. [WWD]
Top photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford; Bottom photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York
In this week's casting update, Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza is set to take on zombies in an upcoming movie, Josh Hutcherson is in negotiations for a Benicio Del Toro flick, plus much more news. Stay ahead of the curve and find out what projects Tom Hardy, Eddie Redmayne, and more stars have lined up!
Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and Megan Fox celebrated the premiere of their new movie, This Is 40, in LA last night. Megan, wearing Roland Mouret, and Paul were joined by their costar Leslie, in a Vionnet dress, and her family. Leslie's husband, Judd Apatow, directed the film, and their two daughters, Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow, play Leslie and Paul's children in the movie, which is loosely billed as a sequel to 2007's Knocked Up. Jason Segel, who is also in the film, attended the premiere but without girlfriend Michelle Williams by his side. Lena Dunham dropped by the event to show some support for Judd, an executive producer on her show, Girls. Lena was spotted goofing around with friend Aubrey Plaza on the red carpet.
This has been a busy few months for Megan since she gave birth to her first child, Noah, on Sept. 27. Megan said that becoming a mom has changed her attitude towards her work. According to Megan, "It changes your perspective about being overly sexual in a film when you have a baby."
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund attended an LA screening of On the Road at Sundance Cinemas last night. Also out for the evening were producer Francis Ford Coppola and his son Roman, who posed for pictures with Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. Kristen and Garrett have been busy talking up their big-screen adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel recently. Last week, they both attended the Variety studio to chat about the picture.
On the Road just got a limited release date of Dec. 21 for NYC. It will be in two theaters, the Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the IFC Center, on that date. Kristen recently got an early holiday present thanks to her big year of filmmaking — she ranked on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the most powerful women in Hollywood.
The trailer for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III has been released, and to be honest, the wacky comedy feels a little more like a glimpse inside the mind of Charlie Sheen. The actor plays the titular Charles, a guy who rides around in a car painted with eggs and bacon on the side, falls in love with a girl who is also part of an all-female Native American tribe, and seeks romantic advice from an afro-rocking Jason Schwartzman and a puzzled-looking child. Oh, and Bill Murray is there, too.
If this feels kind of Wes Anderson-esque to you, there's good reason for that. The film is written, directed, and produced by Roman Coppola, Anderson's frequent collaborator. While I'm not hot on Sheen, I do love Schwartzman and Murray. The movie is set to open in February, but you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Katy Perry, in Marchesa, joined Amy Poehler for the Trevor Project's annual benefit, Trevor Live, in LA last night. The bash is organized each year to raise money for outreach efforts that help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people in crisis. Amy had her Parks and Recreation ladies Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza by her side. Katy, meanwhile, said hello inside to friends like Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the director Adam Shankman. Anna Kendrick and Zoe Saldana also hit the red carpet.
Glee was well represented inside the bash, with stars Matthew Morrison, Naya Rivera, and Chris Colfer turning out. Revenge had plenty of celebs on hand too, including Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo, and Gabriel Mann. They all turned out to support the cause, and also honor Katy Perry. She received a special accolade at the show, her second of the weekend. On Friday, Katy also attended NYC's Billboard Women in Music lunch to pick up another statue.