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Yes, we are Hunger Games’ fans. How could we not be? Yes, we have appreciated Jennifer Lawrence’s delivery on screen. We did not, however, appreciate her arrogance and drive-by exit post her David Letterman taping recently.
We were amongst the die-hard crowd gathered hoping the the newly crowned Golden Globes winner would afford gathered line of photogs – three rows deep – an opportunity of a proper, if albeit brief, photo-op before jumping into her awaiting SUV.
And we will go as far as to say that the gathered hoard of fans waiting across the street hoping to procure an autograph were equally disappointed.
Lawrence exited, in black ensemble from head to toe, and all but sprinted into her chariot leaving a trail of “booos” in her dust from paps and fans alike. (We know you heard it Ms. Thing!)
We are ardent fans of James McAvoy. And with yesterdays humidity thrown into an already sweltering day of near all-time high temperature we would daresay that we have proven that ten fold. But no matter, love does for loves own sake. So when when we spotted the 33 year old Scottish actor of Narnia, Atonement, Wanted and Last King of Scotland fame (for all y’all Bronx folk who don’t know) standing directly across the street from us against a fence, well, we don’t mind admitting that we really did think we were losing it altogether due to heat exposure.
Damn it if it was not stifling.
But no! IT WAS HIM! We know not how he just up and surfaced to be standing there, but he did. And it took us a plum good few seconds to raise our camera, for so captured by his presence were we, and start snapping away.
Ordinarily we abhor when someone has this affect on us. Just not proper. But hell if he isn’t dreamy, so we just go for the ride.
And damn if we wouldn’t take a ride on that!
Alas, the set was filming on private hospital property and our mirage was short lived. But we’ll take five minutes of wonderful anytime.
We are also thrilled that McAvoy will be reprising his role in the X Men prequels alongside Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence immediately following completion of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
Yes, VF was loaded with all the beautiful women Hollywood has to offer – Gwyneth Paltrow sparkling in a one-shouldered shimmery form hugging gown, Jennifer Hudson looking stunning in orange, Kate Beckinsale demonstrating exactly how basic black should be worn, Sofia Vergara and her amazing curves, Kerry Washington sporting a Studio 54 ready disco chic number, Hailee Steinberg conveying youth and elegance, Charlize Theron in white, Anne Hathaway dazzling in burgundy, Ginnifer Goodwin – loved the do and the frock, Emma Roberts looking simple and elegant, Anika Noni Rose in peach.
There were other eye-catchers, just peruse the gallery below and you will get the idea – but we have a soft spot for Little Red Riding Hood. Sue us.
But of course there have to be fashion faux pas. Glee’s Lea Michele – what the hell kind of blue sequins Frankenstein number was that? Madonna – where did she think she was going? And Cameron Diaz – we’ve seen you in that micro-mini style dress before. We get it, you have long legs.
If you go the way of commenting on our tardiness – well, you can stop now! Our West Coast run was tiresome and not so warm… We had to return to NY to thaw out. But in the end it was all worthwhile… especially now that we have caught up on some rest and revisited our coverage.
Before you all go and get all bent cuz this is going up late let me just point out that it’s tough being a one-stop shop. We shoot, we edit & we have to find the time to post it. It ain’t easy being a pimp! Damn. So with that intro we proceed with putting up what little was obtainable of folks like Jane Lynch, Diego Luna, Jon Isaacs, Ben Stiller, Kerry Washington, Jessie Eisenberg, Malin Akerman, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, Terrence Howard, Annette Bening, Amber Tamblyn, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Lawrence at the 2011 Spirit Awards, held on Santa Monica Beach.
The good folks overseeing the event play deity with credentials and every year lock out a slew of folks out from official carpet coverage – ourselves included – so we find ourselves alongside a horde of others in the same predicament and shoot what is manageable beach side.
What we never are able to process is that these folks have a stretch of beach so wide that – were they so inclined – they could accommodate everyone and their mother on the press line and still have room left over.
Now some would take the opportunity to point out that maybe if they did, they would get more coverage in the rags. But pointing this out might also lead to the observation that scheduling an awards show b4 the likes of OSCAR isn’t the smartest thing in the world.
Not judging, simply making an observation.
Being out in the open – well, some years are clearly better than others. This was not one of those.
The set-up was obstructed by an army of port-a-pods and cars practically pulling up to the gate for drop off. Throw in a lot of over-zealous valet attendants going thru a delusion of grandeur cuz they were on premise doing blocking duty and what little could be machine gunned turned into half.
And if that wasn’t bad enough the West Coast was going thru their own winter blast which saw the likes of temps falling below 50!
We kid you not!
We would earnestly like to thank the lot of good spirited folks who ran from the drop off site like they were prairie dogging it… Rosario Dawson, Natalie Portman (who very well may have been at the prairie dogging stage…), Nicole Kidman, Samuel L. Jackson, Taye Diggs, Eva Mendes, Anne Heche & Zoe Saldana – just to name a few.
We are truly greatful for your generousity.
We don’t really watch TV – cept for Glee, and you can hardly blame us for that! So when we agreed to cover the QVC Style Party, held at The Four Seasons at LA, we weren’t altogether sure what the three letters stood for although we were shortly informed upon arriving. All we simply new was that they listed a bevy of talent for their red carpet portion of the event – including: OSCAR nominees Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa Leo. And that was enough!
They also touted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rebecca Gayheart, Camila Alves (sans her hot man!), Katherine McPhee, KellyRutherford and V’s Morena Baccarin.
Now we know, but we still ain’t watching. In any regard that is a worthy list of attendants. So off we were to the Hollywood establishment.
When it started to pour like the rivers in the sky overflowed – we simply pulled up to the valet & dashed inside.
But as the night progressed and the waters started to infiltrate the tents and turn a red carpet into a red pool, we raised an eyebrow and wondered how to keep ourselves dry in the mayhem.
This all was made more difficult as the worthy talent didn’t arrive on time.
Damn weather at fault – for sure.
When all was said & done, the party rocked an A-list gathering of celebs – 3 nominees in total but who’s counting. The set-up for the swanky gathering did not however fair as well. We took a turn about the grounds post que’ing for our valet’ed vehicle (an hour wait) and what we found was a great set up turned into a very expensive mud pool.
Oh, well. Appropriate for the locale we reckon & we don’t mind giving it an A for effort, non-the-less.
Other notable attendees: James Preston, Allison Miller, Jessalyn Gilsig, Alfre Woodard, German pop singer Manou, Traci Lords, Justin Price, Marlee Matlin, Juan Pablo Yerez, Karina Smirnoff, Natasha Alam, Regina King and Sarah Rue – among others.