Thursday - 9:15AM by Molly Goodson
Carey Mulligan couldn't contain her giggles filming with Ryan Gosling on the set of Drive in LA yesterday as the independent movie got the big news that it's been acquired by FilmDistrict. Ryan's quirky and endearing personality shines between takes, and we couldn't help but do a bit of fantasy casting for him in the wake of the SF Giants World Series win this week. Ryan still has two projects coming out before the end of the year, All Good Things with Kirsten Dunst and Blue Valentine alongside Michelle Williams. The producer of the latter recently said they're not going to reedit to lose the NC-17 rating but will appeal the MPAA's decision. Carey is back to work after getting a big hug goodbye from Ryan on Friday and taking a few days off, during which she popped up in NYC with a guy friend. Of course, there could be another reason for that huge smile, since she's back in California, where she can see her recent companion, rumored new man Tom Sturridge.
Thursday - 7:46AM by Molly Goodson
Angelina Jolie bundled up in a familiar black parka on the set of her directorial debut in Budapest, Hungary, today. She smiled as she chatted with her cast and crew between takes, though her makeout partner and personal photographer, Brad Pitt, was far away in NYC. He trekked back to the States to attend a premiere of Megamind and brought Pax and Maddox along to check out dad's latest film. On the red carpet Brad shared a bit about their Thanksgiving plans after spending Halloween overseas. He also revealed that he took the animated role for "my babies," and when asked about his own superpowers, he said, "Yeah. I'm a father of six! I mean, I'm a dad and with that comes some superpowers. I just thought it would be kinda cool to be in this movie." The Jolie-Pitt kids have each other to play with when they make temporary homes in mom and dad's shooting locations, and they also have their four-legged friends, the biggest of whom Zahara was spotted giving a bone a few days ago.
Wednesday - 3:30PM by Molly Goodson
Emma Watson, looking gorgeous with her dramatic pixie cut, graces the December covers of both Marie Claire and UK Vogue. The first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment in the series, hits theaters later this month, and Hermione Granger is ready to show the world how much she's grown up. In MC, Emma says the haircut was meaningful and symbolic to her, since she was restricted from doing so while filming the series, and also spoke about her time at Brown University. Her costar Daniel Radcliffe is currently working on a post-Potter movie while much has been made about the roles Emma will select to follow up her blockbuster beginnings. First, she'll reunite with her fellow Hogwarts students to hit red carpets around the world. Here are highlights from her interview:
On college: "The first year at Brown was about finding my feet. I found a great group of girlfriends, and now that I know how things work and what the professors expect, I'm really excited about going back for my second year, because I feel this time I can relax and enjoy it. Brown has a real sense of community, and people are very protective of me. They really look out for me; they want me to feel like I'm part of it. I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn't even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I'd found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged."
On the end of Harry Potter: "My last day was pretty emotional. It was sad; it's the end of an era. What an amazing learning experience! I gave everything I could to that role, and I got so much from it."
Emma on her radical haircut: "I've wanted to do it since I was about 16, and when Harry Potter ended in June, I just needed a change . . . It was quite symbolic for me. It's very short; it was buzzed at the back and on the sides. And it's really liberating that I can walk out without thinking about it."
On growing up: "I do things in my own way, but I've never felt any need to rebel. To be honest, I've always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I've earned my own money; I've traveled the world. What would I rebel against? I've had so much freedom, sometimes it was hard. My parents wanted to protect me, but they had no idea how to. I had to learn as I went and make my own mistakes. I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn't have any time to work things out. It's been pretty scary at times."
Katy Perry scored the December cover of Harper's Bazaar, which will be available later this month on the 23rd. The newlywed star, who was spotted on her honeymoon with Russell Brand in the Maldives over the weekend, spoke to a writer from the magazine about her life as a pop star and the competition she gets from other singers. Katy also shared about Russell, revealing her thoughts on how well they complement each other. She said:
On her pop star competitors like Lady Gaga and Rihanna: "We're all unique. That's why we all win and we all can exist. People don't want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn't do what Rihanna does. I couldn't do what Gaga does. They can't do what I do."
On her image: "I'm kind of a good girl—and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do."