There are so many parts of your body you can show off during Summer, but we happen to think that the shoulders are one of the sexiest. And it seems Hollywood's leading ladies agree. Shoulders are always classy, never risqué, and always manage to lend an effortless resort feel to any look. Check out Padma Lakshmi showing off her shoulders in a white maxi dress at the 2012 Polo Classic, Chloe Moretz doing the same in a black Max Mara dress, and Julianne Hough revealing her shoulders in a cutout Kelly Wearstler top in NYC. Check out way more celebrities showing off their shoulders, then get in on the Summer trend by shopping similar pieces.
Just when we thought we couldn't get enough of the striped-tee trend, three stylish celebs showed their stripes in nautical-inspired dresses. Alexa Chung styled hers with black tights and a chic trench during London Fashion Week, Sarah Paulson donned a thicker, slouchier stripe at last month's Independent Spirit Awards, and newly coiffed Brooklyn Decker paired her fitted French Connection frock ($84) with ballet flats and a black tote. Each lady puts her own spin on the piece and proves that an LSD — little striped dress — can make for a simple, flattering, and totally classic look. Check out the pieces below — and get shopping!
Celebrities all look fresh and natural out on the icy sidewalks of Park City, Utah, so it's no surprise that their Sundance styles are also some of the easiest and most wearable for those of us who don't frequent red carpets. To find out how to get the effortlessly pretty look at home, we got the low down from stars' stylists on how 10 of the festival's loveliest ladies did their hair and makeup. From Liv Tyler and Elizabeth Banks's soft curls to Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel's subtly sexy makeup, they're all here for the copying.
It's not like TV remakes are anything new (holla, 90210!). But a show's creator getting another shot at his or her own failed series is practically unheard of. That's why I'm curious about Cupid, the new — well, and old — series from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas that starts tonight on ABC.
The first Cupid, starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall, aired 10 years ago on ABC but only lasted 14 episodes. Thomas said back at the TCA press tour in January that he hadn't even talked about the show in almost a decade. "There was no reason to," he said. "It was an idea that I had gotten on the air. There was no reason to believe anyone would want to do it again." Then ABC approached him about a remake (as did the CW, which ended up making the short-lived Valentine, Inc. instead), and soon he was jumping back into Cupid's world.
This version of the story stars Bobby Cannavale in Piven's old role and Sarah Paulson in Marshall's. The premise is essentially the same: Cannavale believes he's Cupid sent down from heaven to match up lovelorn singles; only after 100 successful love matches can he return to Mt. Olympus. Paulson is a well-regarded relationship therapist and skeptic assigned to Cupid's case (though she calls him by his human name, Trevor).
I wasn't a fan of the original series (nor was I a detractor — I somehow missed the whole thing entirely), but I saw enough in the first episode of this Cupid to keep me watching for a while. Specifically, Cannavale is a lot of fun as the goofy Trevor, and while I'm less a fan of Paulson, she plays well off of him. What I didn't like was the dull couple-of-the-week story, and those are going to have to get better in a hurry if Cupid wants to keep me around. But I'm most curious to see what fans of the original have to say about this one, so if that applies to you, come back here and tell me, OK? In the meantime, to watch a couple of clips from tonight's premiere, just read more
The Spirit whisked into LA last night for another red carpet premiere. Eva Mendes continued to look stunning in color while Scarlett stuck with neutrals, letting her hair do the talking. As usual, no Mr. Reynolds to go along with his Mrs., but even so they're some of our favorite newlyweds of the year. Earlier this week we got a peek at Scarlett and Samuel L. Jackson's rapport, and it looks like the red carpet was one more night of the Lucy and Ricky show. Jaime King looked all wrapped up like a present as all the beautiful women showed off their comic book movie due out Christmas Day.
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I've been curious for a while now about ABC's Cupid, which is expected to air sometime this Spring. It comes from the mind of Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who's been given the chance to remake his own short-lived 1998 show. We first heard about the remake more than a year ago, and finally, there's some footage!
Bobby Cannavale (one of my favorite "that guy"s who seems to turn up everywhere) stars as Trevor — or, as he'd rather be known, Cupid, the Roman God of love. He believes he's been put on this earth to bring couples together for their chance at true love, but other people just think he's crazy. Like, certifiably crazy — which is where psychologist Claire Allen (Sarah Paulson) comes in. She's devoted her life's work to helping singles find their soul mates, but even she isn't totally convinced that Trevor is Cupid in the flesh.
Maybe it's just Cannavale's spirited singing, but this trailer makes the show look like a perfect fit with the equally fantastical Eli Stone — or even Pushing Daisies, should the show still be around in the Spring (fingers crossed). I'm curious to hear what you fans of the original Cupid think of this new footage. To check it out, just read more
The Fall TV season hasn't even started yet, and already, at least one network is looking a few months ahead. ABC, which only has one new scripted show (Life on Mars) on its Fall schedule, has picked up three dramas and two comedies for midseason.
Among them: Rob Thomas's Cupid, his remake of his own 1998 show, which now stars Sarah Paulson and Bobby Cannavale (at right). I've been curious about that project for a while now, so I'm glad it's taken the next step toward becoming a series.
The other dramas:
- Castle — Starring Nathan Fillion, the show focuses on a horror novelist who helps the NYPD solve crimes.
- The Unusuals — Starring Amber Tamblyn, this one's described as an "ensemble dramedy" set in a police precinct.
For descriptions of the comedies, and to see what else ABC has in its pipeline, read more
Amanda Peet celebrated her new Gotham Magazine cover last night at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, and we were lucky enough to attend the event! The actress walked in holding hands with her longtime BFF Sarah Paulson — they go all the way back to their Jack & Jill days — looking cute and animated. Check out how to get Amanda's look here. We got a chance to chat with both of the sweet and down-to-earth women, who drank lime margaritas and mingled with the crowd during the cocktail hour. Even though Sarah commented about how sad she is that her last show with Amanda, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, was canceled, the ladies are clearly having fun as friends until they get to be costars again.
Images include: Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Edward Tricomi, and Cristina Cuomo
Sarah Paulson, last seen as the uptight Harriet Hayes on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, is heading back to TV — in a comedy this time. Paulson has landed the female lead in Cupid, Rob Thomas' remake of his own 1998 series.
Paulson will play opposite Bobby Cannavale on the show, which originally aired for one season on ABC. Cupid focuses on Trevor Hale, who believes he's a Roman god sent to earth to help people find love. Paulson will play his therapist, Claire, who's assigned to cure him of his delusions. In the original, Paula Marshall played Claire, while Jeremy Piven starred as Trevor/Cupid.
It's not every day that we get to see a producer remake his own material, so I'm curious to see what becomes of this pilot. If you've never seen the original, TV critic Alan Sepinwall has a great set of recaps of the whole series, which is available nearly in full on YouTube. The only thing missing is the start of the first episode, so to check out the script for that part, just head over here.