Actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill appear in the White House’s new anti-sexual assault PSA, which Vice President Joe Biden unveiled yesterday at a press conference touting the new guidelines for college campuses to help curb sexual assaults. Biden gave a passionate speech at the event, not only reiterating that “no man has a right ever to raise his hand to a women period,” but also stressing that victims should not be “re-assaulted” by victim-blaming questions during campus investigations. “We almost always ask the wrong questions when it comes to sexual assault,” Biden said. “We continue to ask questions like ‘What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you?’” It’s always heartening to see men advocating and standing up for women, and I wish more would follow suit. Check out the minute-long PSA above. [ABC News]
Rachel Weisz is so beautiful it’s stupid, and I think much of her allure has to do with the fact that she lacks the eerily perfect symmetry of most Hollywood faces — she has a really unique, almost strange look to her that is beyond compelling. After all, Daniel Craig put a ring on it, and though there was a significant amount of scandal surrounding that whole situation, it seems to me like the circumstances were very different from what the general public took from it (which, it must be said, definitely applies to most celebrity “scandals”). But I digress, because all I really have to say is: how gorgeous are these photos from the British actress’s September cover of Marie Claire UK? Those eyes! That hair! If I could have anyone’s face, I would probably choose Rachel Weisz, because look. Since I am ostensibly unable to do that, I’ll settle for trying to make myself look like her by piling on the bronze eyeshadow and contouring the hell out of my cheekbones. After the jump, check out my product picks for recreating Rachel’s smoky, subtle beauty — I know you don’t want to think about this, but it’s truly perfect for fall. Keep reading »
James Bond fans, meet your two new Bond girls. Today in London, the cast and crew of “Skyfall,” the name of the 23rd James Bond film, gathered for a press conference and revealed for the first time which women would be distracting the notorious ladies man 007. According to TooFab:
French actress Berenice Marlohe, who stunned in a sexy red dress, will play the glamorous Severine … though, at the moment, not much more is known about her character. Naomie Harris will also star in the film as a field agent named Eve — and Harris revealed she’s been doing yoga, stunt driving and firing machine guns to prepare for the role. We like her already.
Read more about Berenice and Naomie here and then click through this slideshow of our other favorite Bond girls.
I don’t know what to be more jealous of Rachel Weisz for: That she met and married Daniel Craig in a whirlwind romance, or that she’s holding an adorable goat on the latest issue of Another Magazine. It’s the goat, right? [Another Magazine] Keep reading »
This weekend, I saw Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.” The concept is simple—fed up with all the advertising around him, Morgan decides to take a critical look at “brand integration” in our everyday lives by making a documentary that is fully-funded by product placement. He shows us every step involved in getting sponsors and one of the points he hits the hardest is that movies and brands have formed a symbiotic relationship—studios make money when sponsors buy into a movie, sponsors get a visibility boost from people seeing the flick, and in turn the sponsors promote said movies not only on their packaging but in their other advertising. It’s a pretty good racket in the end.
So I was pretty interested to see today that the new James Bond flick, “Bond 23,” will be financed by a whopping $45 million worth of product placement. Keep reading »
Did you know that today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day? To celebrate, Daniel Craig has put on a wrap dress, heels, pearls and blonde wig for this public service announcement, which Dame Judy Dench—his James Bond
co-star—narrates. “For someone who has such a fondness for women, I wonder if you’ve ever considered what it might be like to be one,” she says. “Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10 percent of the total income and own just one percent of the property… So, are we equals?” Props to Daniel and Judy for making this ad, which brings up some very good and important points. Keep reading »
Most of the time when celebrities break up, I’m like, bah, who cares? But this one made me sad. Director Darren Aronofsky and actress Rachel Weisz have broken up. The two were together for nine years and have a 4-year-old son, Henry Chance. They met in 2001, and worked together on “The Fountain,” which Aronofsky, whose other movies include “Pi” and “The Wrestler,” directed and starred Weisz and Hugh Jackman. The couple was engaged at the time of their split, but they had never married. Apparently, Aronofsky and Weisz were separated for several months, and now rumors are swirling that Weisz is involved with Daniel Craig, her costar in the upcoming “Dream House.” We hope that’s not true. Craig seems like a bit of a cad. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Daniel Craig has officially been cast as journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the U.S. movie version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” based on the first book in the Stieg Larsson series. I give this casting my stamp of approval, not that they asked. He is just sexy-ugly enough to play the surprising ladies’ man. The character of Lisbeth Salander is still uncast, but after seeing “The Runaways” this weekend, I am praying for one thing and one thing only — please God, not Kristen Stewart. I also watched the Swedish version of “Dragon Tattoo” and was blown away by the performances of both of the lead actors, particularly the woman who plays Lisbeth, Noomi Rapace. I wish she could speak English and play Lisbeth in the American film too — and then win the Oscar. She’s that good. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »