May 16, 2011
It doesn't get any bigger than this. Superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie walked the red carpet for the premiere of Brad's film 'The Tree of Life' at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France, causing a media and fan frenzy in the process. Angelina wore an Atelier Versace mocha colored strapless dress made out of silk mikado, with a full skirt on her left side and a daring slit and long train on her right side, while Brad donned a pair of tinted glasses with his hair slicked back.
Fellow 'The Tree of Life' stars Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain also walked the red carpet in support of the Terrence Malick-directed film, the three stars holding hands for the photographers. Other celebs present for the premiere included Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale.
Check out the video for more of Brad and Angelina working the Cannes red carpet.
Enrique Iglesias sat down with our Brooke Anderson to talk about his new tour, why he didn't join Britney Spears on hers, how he handles groupies and dating Anna Kournikova.
Before his current tour which kicks off Sept. 22 in Boston, Enrique was involved in a bit of a touring snafu when it was announced he'd be touring with Britney Spears. "I truly respect Britney Spears and I am a fan. What happened is everything came together so fast, it wasn't finalized and the announcement was made...I felt so bad about it." But don't think Enrique wasn't enthusiastic about working with Britney, saying, "It would have been a great idea and I would have loved to go on tour with her."
Instead of Britney, the "I Like It" singer will be joined by Pitbull and Prince Royce. So how does the 36 year old stay in touring shape? "I'm not," the humble singer laughs, "the doctor told me (I) have one of those South Beach bodies. You look like you're in shape, but you're not really in shape. You look skinny. You don't have a lot of fat, but I can't even run half a mile." If only the rest of us could be so lucky.
Surprisingly, you'd think that with all of those screaming fans Enrique would want to be in running shape or at least have decent security. "You are not going to believe me, but never in my career have I ever hired a security guard." Enrique values his independence saying, "for me, having someone next to me the whole time, taking care of me, is a little too much." Though he adds, "don't get me wrong, there are times you need it."
Unfortunately Enrique fans, the singer is still happily with long-time girlfriend Anna Kournikova. "Its tough to find someone especially in this environment, in showbiz, that understands what you do is not the easiest thing in the world," adding, "I think relationships are tough period." For now you'll just have to check him out at one of his nearly 20 stops as it "should be a fun tour."
From Europe to L.A. to NYC the stars were out and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
Just days after exiting her rehearsal on a stretcher, "Dancing with the Stars" pro Kym Johnson was spotted back at rehearsal with a neck brace.
Meanwhile, Pippa Middleton was snapped catching a flight back to her native UK and in New York City, Will Smith chatted with some fans while he took a break from shooting the next installment of the 'Men in Black' franchise.
Check out the video to see which famous exes came together to support their son at his baseball game!
Brad Pitt recently discussed his kids, growing up questioning religion and the trajectory of his enviable career at the Cannes Film Festival press conference for his latest film, 'The Tree of Life', also starring Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. Brad plays an extremely strict, oppressive father of three boys in the highly anticipated period piece about life in 1950s Texas, which is being described as being about a boy's loss of innocence and true coming of age as a "lost soul in the modern world". The intense drama is directed by the notoriously private director Terrence Malick, whose previous films include 'The Thin Red Line' and 'The New World.'
According to Brad, his own Christian upbringing and his questioning of it growing up, was a big factor that drew him to the film.
"For me I grew up with Christianity, and I remember questioning greatly some things that didn't work for me, [and] some things did," Brad says. "I grew up being told that God's gonna take care of everything and it doesn't always work out that way, and when it doesn't work out that way, then it's God's will. I got my issues man, don't even get me started...I got my issues," he jokes.
He also recalls his hesitation at playing such an oppressive father in the film because of the effect it would have on his personal life, particularly on his six kids with Angelina Jolie.
"You know, I think about everything I do now and what my kids are going to see when they grow up and how are they going to feel," he says. "But they know me as a dad and I hope they'll just think I'm a pretty damn good actor," he smiles.
When asked about his enviable career as one of the biggest stars in the world, and why he is more drawn to intense dramas such as 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' and now 'The Tree of Life' instead of money-making blockbusters, he cites his desire to always try something new as the main reason his career has taken a turn for the less generic path.
"Well don't count me out of 'Mission: Impossible'...because, I'll be there," he jokes. "...I always want to find something different, that's been my focus. But the point is to just keep mixing it up and I figure I only got so many more of these that I'll get to do. I want to make sure that it has some worth to me and has some worth out there instead of something that's more disposable."
On TV's "House," she may have the nickname "Thirteen," but to the real world, this fashion forward beauty isn't just one of the crowd- she's a stylish standout.
Let's rewind the clock on Olivia, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
With a purported $6 million dollar budget, the season two finale of "Glee" is sure to be an epic night of television. Theinsider.com's Nicole Dabeau caught up with Dante Di Loreto, an Executive Producer for "Glee" on Sunday night as he was honored at Education Through Music's Children, for some insight into the highly anticipated episode .
When pressed for information, all Dante could say was that "he can't give it away," however he promises that the finale will be "by far the biggest episode yet."
Jane Lynch tells Nicole she's not in the big episode and therefore couldn't spill any secrets, admitting "if i'm not in [the] script, I don't read it."
In the big episode, the cast flies to Manhattan for the glee club nationals. The episode, shot over five days in April, includes Times Square, Tiffany & Co., Washington Square Park and Central Park as key landmark locations. One of the big songs/dances is a mash-up of "New York, New York" and "I Love New York."
Watch the video to hear more finale secrets from Jenna Ushkowitz and Darren Criss, and don't miss the big finale on May 24!
"Glee" airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX.
"Dancing with the Stars" finals are almost upon us, and with front-runners Hines Ward and Kym Johnson's recent setback, it could be anyone's game for the four remaining couples. The Insider's Brooke Anderson caught up with Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas during rehearsal to talk about Kym's recent neck injury, as well as their game plan for surviving this decisive week.
When asked about Kym's neck injury, Chelsea says she "just heard" about the incident, with Mark adding that "sometimes these things happen." He calls her a "tough cookie," and wishes her a "speedy recovery."
Although Chelsea and Mark will perform three dances this week, the two seem unfazed by the pressure. Chelsea says they're "holding it together well," giving credit to a "love/hate" relationship which has them at each other's throats during rehearsal, but loving one another by day's end.
This week, Chelsea and Mark will dance the rumba, the Argentine tango and the cha cha. Of the three, Chelsea is most excited about the tango because it's "the only one [I] know right now"
Watch the video to check out more rehearsal action with Mark and Chelsea, and don't miss an all new "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night on ABC.
Back on May 16, 2003, Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon were hard at work on the set of their new show "Nip/Tuck."
The two actors seemed at ease on the set as they joked around with a dummy body in the operating room while trying to learn how to act like real doctors for the show. Both actors had consulted with real-life plastic surgeons to get into their roles. There were also surgeons and nurses on set to make sure the realism of the show was kept up.
Show creator Ryan Murphy, also stopped by the set to talk with his actors and go over notes for the next episode they would begin filming soon.
Murphy would later go on to create the hit Fox show "Glee."
Check out the video to see Walsh and McMahon at work on the set during the first season of "Nip/Tuck."
The latest on Kym Johnson's condition.
Then, "Glee" season finale secrets.
Plus, the Britney/Enrique war of words? On the next "Insider."
Chris Jacobs of Entertainment Tonight gained exclusive access backstage at Wango Tango on Saturday where "Dancing with the Stars" pro Mark Ballas, reacted to co-star Kym Johnson's neck injury.
"Thank you everyone for your concern, love and support," Kym tweeted after her mishap on Friday. "I'm a little shaken up, sore but I will be fine. I want to give a special thanks to everyone at Cedar Sinai. The doctors, nurses and staff were so amazing."
According to Hines Ward's facebook page, Kym fell during practice and injured her neck, but she planned to "continue with [Hines] in the competition and get back to rehearsals as soon as possible."
"She's doing better," Mark sighed. "I'm just happy she's fine."
Mark Ballas' rumored girlfriend Pia Toscano gave kudos to the remaining contestants of "American Idol," saying, "They deserve to be there. They did a great job."
"It was a tough and surprising loss with James Durbin," Ryan Seacrest admitted. "I think a lot of people were surprised… It was really emotional but that's the way it works, right?"
Chris was bestowed the honor of helping bring Selena Gomez to the stage at Staples Center over the weekend and he asked Matthew Morrison for some advice on handling such a large crowd.
"You should go out and try and act like Justin Bieber," joked Matthew, who dished raved about the season finale of "Glee," calling it "epic."
Watch the clip to hear who Joe Jonas was looking forward to seeing perform at the concert.
Back on May 15, 1998, Sonny and Cher were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work on "The Sonny and Cher Show."
Cher was joined at the event Mary Bono, Sonny Bono's wife, and both women spoke about their love for Sonny.
Sadly, Sonny was not at the event as he had died in a skiing accident a few months prior in January of 1998.
Speaking after the event on whether she and Sonny had ever hoped they would get a star on the Walk of Fame, Cher said, "We both said that one day we would have our feet in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater. Same difference I guess."
Check out the video to see these two musical legends honored for their work.
Nicki Minaj helped kick off the launch of the Samsung Infuse 4G in Los Angeles last week where she dished about her new tour with Britney Spears.
"Just me being a crazy lunatic probably as always," Nicki responded when asked what fans can expect from this new collaboration. "I'm not going to change it too much from what I was doing on the tour."
Nicki revealed that her fans aren't the only ones who are antsy about the new tour this summer, saying, "I really want to see [Britney] in action. She's definitely an icon and I want to see what she does and how she moves the crowd and how she has managed to stay in the game this long and be relevant."
Former "American Idol" contestant Pia Toscano also made an appearance and chatted about the remaining singers on the show.
"It's anybody's game," said Pia. "At this point everybody's super strong so I really don't know [who will win]. I'm rooting for them all. I really can't wait to join them in the finale."
After her shocking "Idol" elimination, Pia was quickly offered a record deal and is currently working on her first album. The singer admitted that she's "still tweaking everything" in the nascent stages of her debut project but she did have a good idea of what the vibe will be like in her songs, saying, "It's going to be a pop album with an R&B influence."
Click the video for more!
On May 14, 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to present some exceptional students with a community service award at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Americans Challenge is a self-development program available to all young people aged 14-25, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world. The award has four sections composed of community service, physical fitness, special skills, and an adventurous journey. The purpose of the award program is to cause the students to better themselves while helping others.
Speaking at the ceremony, Gov. Schwarzenegger said "it is so important for young kids to learn to give back to their community and I think that is what makes this country and this state a terrific place to be. We believe very strongly in giving back and in public service. I think the more you give, the more you will get in return."
Watch the video to see former Gov. Schwarzenegger and Prince Edward celebrate community service.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and a treasure trove of comediennes come together in "Bridesmaids" and we sat down with the girl-powered ensemble cast to find out what makes this raunchy comedy tick. The movie follows Wiig as a maid of honor whose life is falling apart around her as she attempts to organize Maya's wedding while competing with Rose Byrne, Maya's new BFF, for her attention.
Maya claims it was a team effort. "Everybody wanted the movie to be funny. Everyone is putting forth such goodness and good will and great material that you feel like you are in this together." Melissa McCarthy, who plays the scene-stealing sister of the groom, Megan, agrees. "Look you've got six women in a movie and they all kill it and women are wildly funny and you don't have to tone it down."
It was helpful that a number of them had been bridesmaids before. For co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, it may have hit too close to home. Ellie a bridesmaid seven times over, feels, "we were really good friends to people," while Wendi, who beats her by one, thinks, "we buy good gifts. I think that might be what it is." It's also expensive as Wendi points out, "what it might as well be is someone presenting you with an invoice for $5,000."
Though men tend to shy away from movies involving female bonding, brides, maids and the like, Melissa feels this is definitely a movie the guys will enjoy, " It's not a precious girly movie at all...it's pretty rowdy." It certainly has its gross-out moments, though the intention was never to challenge the boys of the genre. As Kristen explains, "we weren't making a statement. We didn't write it in the sense of 'you never see this so now we are going to show them. Or hey boys get to do this, we want to do it.'"
So guys, be prepared to head to theaters, but don't resist. You will be rewarded! "Bridesmaids" is in theaters now.
As this season's "Survivor: Redemption Island" nears its Sunday night finale, we've got a preview of the crucial final duel.
Watch the clip to see the four remaining 'Survivors' on Redemption Island -- Matt, Mike, Andrea and Grant -- get ready for the last duel where the winner gets to re-enter the game for a shot at the one-million-dollar prize. The four also say a final prayer together before departing Redemption Island.
Tune in to CBS Sunday at 8 p.m. to see who will outplay, outwit and outlast the others on the two-hour season finale, followed by a one-hour live reunion show.
'Dancing with the Stars' dancer Kym Johnson, Hines Ward's partner this season, has just been taken out on a stretcher. No word yet on her condition or what caused the ambulance to be called.
Our cameras caught up with a very serious and concerned Hines Ward outside of the hospital, where he told us that he didn't know what was going on, but was going in to find out.
Kym's rep states that she injured herself during rehearsals today and was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures, to assure that she is ok.
The dancing duo has remained a favorite to win the Mirror Ball trophy in the show's 12th season, consistently receiving high scores from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Watch tonight's 'Insider' for exclusive footage of Hines Ward reacting to Kym's injury.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau sits down with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian to get hair and beauty secrets from the sibling reality stars.
The sisters also explain their own hair disasters -- both involving bleach blond mishaps -- before revealing their current favorite 'do, which they also insist Nicole must get.
Khloe and Kourtney spoke to Nicole from New York's Times Square during kickoff celebration of the John Frieda® Destination: Style Salon Tour, which will hit 10 cities and give women the chance for free consultations on dealing with their own hair problems.
Watch the video to hear more and to see Nicole's new hair experiment!
The stars stepped out and we have all of the fun footage in today's Paparazzi Roundup.
With rumors swirling that Ashton Kutcher is heading to "Two and a Half Men," his fellow actor David Arquette told the paps he "loves that choice."
Meanwhile, Josh Duhamel was snapped at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Check out the video to see which ABC star was spotted in New York City!
Get ready for more "T-shirt time" and "grenades." "Jersey Shore" season four is upon us, as evidenced by the show's female stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Deena Nicole "The Blast" Cortese's recent check in at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The sassy broads are bound for Florence, Italy, where the smash show's next season will take place.
Check out the video to see Snooki's array of stuffed animals and fierce airport style. The premiere date of season four of MTV's wildly successful "Jersey Shore" has not been set, but is expected to air sometime this year.
Bombshell Megan Fox first caught the world's attention in 2007's 'Transformers,' but it wasn't long before we were to discover that this sexy starlet's appeal isn't restricted to the big screen; this girl has some seriously fabulous fashion sense.
Let's rewind the clock on Megan, and check out a few of her best and worst red-carpet moments!
"The Insider" co-anchor Brooke Anderson dropped in on Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff as they rehearsed for the upcoming "Dancing With the Stars" semi-final round, and talk quickly turned to Ralph's troublesome knee.
As Brooke inquired about the pair's excitement and relief on making it to the semi-finals, the 'Karate Kid' star divulged some information regarding his only obstacle between him and the mirror ball trophy.
"It's something called a Baker cyst," Ralph said as he admits just learning about the impairment. "I thought I pulled a hamstring or ripped a calf muscle behind the knee, I didn't know."
Despite his injury, which he found out won't require surgery, the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant still looks forward to taking the stage. Even though rest is required for the ailment to subside, Ralph acknowledged that that's a luxury he doesn't have and is up for the challenge. He's just glad he didn't have to perform when the pain was at its worst. "Saturday I was almost packing because I couldn't walk."
Check out more from the "DWTS" semi-finalists in the video and catch "Dancing With the Stars" Mondays on ABC!
Mere months after giving birth to a baby boy (Flynn) in January, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is back into "Angel" shape, and the Insider's Christina McLarty rode along with Kerr as she made her way to the 6th annual What Is Sexy? party to kick off the Bombshell Summer Tour in Los Angeles. The two dished on Miranda's handsome husband Orlando Bloom, and her new life as a mom.
Kerr, 28, calls motherhood "the best thing [she's] ever done." She tells Christina it was her choice to have the birth without painkillers, and with time in labor consisting of 27 hours, Miranda says she "couldn't have done it" without her 'Pirates of the Caribbean' husband, Orlando Bloom. She gushes, "he's incredible and I feel so lucky."
The VS "Angel" credits yoga for helping her get back into shape so quickly, finding that a regular routine both during and post pregnancy made the rebound fairly easy. She says that Baby Flynn goes to photo shoots, often watching his mother exercise from his bouncer.
The Victoria's Secret Angels officially launched their summer tour Thursday morning with the "What Is Sexy? List: Bombshell Summer Edition" celebration which marks the return of "Angels" Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel. This year's list includes nods to Sofia Vergara for "sexiest curves", Ashley Greene for "sexiest tweeter" and "DWTS" alum Julianne Hough for "sexiest legs."
On May 13, 1997, a then 15-year-old Ivanka Trump took to the catwalk in a fashion show in New York.
It wasn't her first show, and she said that the experience of having done multiple shows made her feel more at ease for this one.
In the audience on this night was Ivanka's father Donald Trump, who said that he had talked to the show's organizers and strictly forbade them to put his daughter into anything even slightly risque.
Hinting at what the future might hold for her after school and modeling were finished, Ivanka said "Modeling can only take you so far until you either want to expand on that or you can't model anymore, I think at that point I'd really like to go into business."
Watch the video to see Ivanka well before she joined the family business with her father.
The latest on Mary Tyler Moore's brain surgery -- and the Backstory on the TV legend's past battles.
Then, what Rob Lowe knows about the Arnold and Maria split.
Plus, Chaz Bono's gender transformation.
And, exclusive "Blue Bloods" finale secrets -- next "Insider"!
After nearly a whopping 72 million votes were cast, James Durbin bit the dust on "American Idol." The glam rocker fell just short of making the Top 3.
Tears trickling down his cheeks, James said, "In my eyes, in my mind, …I did what I came here to do and that was to give metal a chance. Just bring it 110-percent every week."
Unfortunately for James, his gut "feeling" today was accurate that he'd be eliminated. The final three contestants, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, and Scotty McCreery, will be jetting off for their hometown visits before performing again next Wednesday on "American Idol" on Fox.
On this Sunday's episode of "Khloe and Lamar," Khloe has her hands full.
When she babysits her friend Kadijah's son and also dog sits, Khloe gets overwhelmed by the demands of taking care of both a little one and a pet pooch. Her brother Rob sees her struggling, and tells her that she's too nice to have taken on such a favor.
Watch the clip for more, and tune in to "Khloe and Lamar" this Sunday night on E!
"The Insider"'s Kevin Frazier sat down and talked to brand new father Nick Cannon via satellite to talk about fatherhood and how his twin babies are doing.
Cannon notes that the babies are still in the hospital, because they were born premature, but he says that they are doing very well. According to Cannon, there's "no more tubes, they're moving, they're eating by themselves" and they’re doing "amazing." He says that the kids may be coming home as soon as Sunday.
Kevin presented Cannon with a gift of two Nap Nannies in order to help his new kids sleep easily.
When he's not busy tending to his two newborns with wife Mariah Carey, Nick is busy working on his new cable TV show on Showtime called "Mr. Showtime."
Watch the video to see more of Kevin's interview with Nick Cannon.
Check out these clips from Wednesday's late night performances!
• Dr. Jakob Dylan, son of the legendary Bob Dylan, stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to perform "I Shot The Sheriff" with The Roots as a part of Fallon's Bob Marley Week.
• Zac Brown Band performed their song "Knee Deep" from their album, You Get What You Give, on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
• Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs brought their song "Repo Man" from their album God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise to the "Late Show with David Letterman."
"When I was asked to do this, I thought I would never want to do this with somebody I've never met," said Baldwin, a loyal Yankees fan. "I did this because I wanted to do it with [Krasinski]."
The two actors developed a bond while working on the 2009 movie 'It's Complicated,' but that didn't stop them from razzing each other about their sports affiliations.
Krasinski, a Red Sox fan, described the lengths that Boston devotees go to celebrate their team's big wins, saying they relish victories by "wearing a flag, body paint, pyrotechnics [and] usually 3,000 people in the street cheering."
Baldwin commented that since a Yankees win is "expected," he usually celebrates casually with a "cup of herbal tea."
"My favorite Yankee moment was when I went to the Yankee game with Lorne Michaels and Paul McCartney, because they brought us our food so fast," said Baldwin, who joked that the tickets cost "about $10,000 a piece."
Krasinski revealed that his most cherished Red Sox moment was seeing himself on the "front page of the Sports section of the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe holding up a sign that said, 'What curse?'" during one of the team's playoff runs.
The new commercial begins airing Friday, May 13, just in time for Game 1 in the Yankees/Red Sox second series of 2011. Click the video to see how Baldwin works in a put-down while talking about his "favorite" movie.
From the Big Apple to the City of Angels, the stars made their way around the country and we have all of the glam footage in this edition of Paparazzi Roundup.
Will Smith was spotted causing a frenzy in New York City, where he's filming the latest 'Men in Black' movie.
Meanwhile, The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood was the place to be Wednesday night. Joe Jonas and Kelly Osbourne were just two of the A-listers spotted at the hip hotel.
Check out the video to see who else was there, including the actor getting ready to hit the big screen as a beloved superhero!
Can you believe it's been 25 years since 'Top Gun' conquered the box office? The flying ace flick vaulted Tom Cruise to A-list star status in Hollywood with the help of the adrenalin-fueled film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott -- and we were on the set of the blockbuster-to-be with Cruise, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards.
"The thing I learned about the military is that they're not pro-war, they're pro-freedom," said Cruise. "I mean, these guys don't want to go out there and kill and everything else. … This film is about excellence."
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' stars Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz delighted fans in Moscow at Disney's first Russian premiere of its hugely popular adventure franchise.
Fans can be heard chanting "Johnny, Johnny," as Depp makes his way through a throng of photographers and signs autographs. Cruz debuted new distinct bangs and a black dress with snowflake designs at the premiere.
Watch the video to see the Russian excitement for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' which hits U.S. theaters May 20.