The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, and we're gearing up for the biggest night in TV with a look back at the show's best moments from the past. The Emmys celebrate our small-screen favorites, including hot leading men, funny comedians, and the best dramatic actors — and we can't wait to see who wins big this time around. See a full list of this year's nominees, and click through to see the stars from Emmy's past!
Each year, top universities award honorary degrees to people with impressive achievements in their fields — including a handful of A-list Hollywood stars and politicians. Today, Hillary Clinton received an honorary doctor of laws from University of St. Andrews in Scotland, following in the footsteps of admired actors and actresses like Ben Affleck, Meryl Streep, and Alec Baldwin. In the spirit of back-to-school season, take a look at the esteemed figures with honorary degrees!
Alec Baldwin deleted his Twitter account following a series of angry tweets directed to a Daily Mail reporter yesterday. He came to pregnant wife Hilaria Thomas's defense due to a story claiming she was tweeting upbeat posts during James Gandolfini's funeral services. Alec later released a statement and said the story was manufactured, while Hilaria shared her hurt over the situation on her own active account.
Twitter tension aside, other stars are just jumping on the social media platform. Liam Hemsworth joined Twitter this month despite not being so fond of the site back in October 2009, when he convinced his now-fiancée, Miley Cyrus, to deactivate her account. Since Twitter can be tricky, and yet addicting, to many celebrities, we've rounded up a list of stars who have a history of changing their minds about the microblogging site. From Demi Lovato's hot-and-cold feelings about the site to Ashton Kutcher's online silence following a controversial tweet, see celebrities who go back and forth with 140 characters.
Sienna Miller hit the red carpet for her fiancé, Tom Sturridge, when she attended the Broadway premiere of his new play, Orphans, in NYC last night. She wasn't the only star who turned out to support the all-star cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster. Other celebrity attendees included Dakota Fanning, Winona Ryder, and Alec's 30 Rock costars Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski, who shared a hug at the afterparty.
Sienna has been spending her time with family in NYC while Tom geared up for his big premiere. Earlier this week, she attended the annual Tribeca Film Festival kickoff party with Tom's sister, Matilda Sturridge, and she also squeezed in a lunch date with her dad and stepmom on Wednesday. Sienna and Tom will spend the next four months in the Big Apple until the play ends in July.
Serena Williams clinched the female title last night at the US Open in NYC! This evening, the men's final will take place between the UK's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic. There were plenty of celebs in the stands last night cheering on Serena against her rival, Victoria Azarenka. Anna Wintour broke from Fashion Week for tennis, while Amanda Seyfried, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Olsen, and Josh Hartnett cheered on their favorites.
Click through to see all the stars at the US Open so far!
Penelope Cruz wore Emilio Pucci to join her To Rome With Love costars last night in NYC for a screening at the Paris Theatre in honor of their film's release tomorrow. She linked up with costars Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, and director Woody Allen for the premiere. Alec made the rounds with fiancée Hilaria Thomas on his arm, while Woody Allen fan Jon Hamm stepped out with his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt. Penelope, though, skipped out on the star-studded afterparty held at Casa Lever. Chris Rock came out for the celebration, and caught up with John Legend.
Woody's latest picture is out tomorrow, but so far, early To Rome With Love reviews are mixed. It's his and Penelope's second project together after 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona — do you plan on seeing this one? Penelope was thrilled to pair up with Woody again, saying at a press conference Tuesday, "I find him so fascinating. He's so unique. I'm lucky that I get to be directed by somebody that I admire so much, and I am lucky I get to hang out with him."
The cast of To Rome With Love was in NYC Tuesday to chat about their new Woody Allen-directed comedy, which hits theaters in the US tomorrow. Penélope Cruz headed up a roster of actors including Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, and Italian star Alessandra Mastronardi to chat about the project at the Loews Regency Hotel. Woody spoke about his movie-making and writing process, but it turned out that he was the topic of most of the discussion. Penélope, Alec, Woody, and Greta all spoke about the privilege of working with Woody, calling themselves "nervous" and "lucky" to even be there. Here are highlights from their press conference:
- Penélope on shooting in Rome: "I loved working there, and I am a huge fan of Italian cinema. There are things about [her character] Anna that I thought about in the back of my head, but she is also a character that has no filter with her brain, and she says everything she feels. It's so refreshing to play somebody like that, and it was refreshing and beautiful to be with Woody in homage to Italian cinema."
- Alec on working with Woody: "With Woody Allen, you have someone who is responsible for more memorable moments on every level of writing, producing, directing, and acting than any other person who has lived in film, really. You think about the countless, countless dozens of films — and even Woody Allen's less successful efforts are better than most other films you see. Then you see the greatest films he's made, and they are some of the greatest films ever made. So when he calls you and asks you to come and do this with him, if you're available, you go. You want to hitch a ride on this and be a part of them, because this is a guy who is just on an island of his own in terms of filmmaking."
- Penélope on trying to keep Woody's career in perspective: "I was trying to look at him and forget all the admiration, all of the respect, and all of the beautiful moments that I had experienced through his work. Because if you don't put that aside and focus on what you have to do, I would be starstruck the whole time. It still happens to me when I am with him. I find him so fascinating. He's so unique. I'm lucky that I get to be directed by somebody that I admire so much, and I am lucky I get to hang out with him, that I get to spend time with him, that I get to hear him speak. He makes me laugh all day long, so I feel really lucky that I get this time with him."
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Penélope Cruz linked up with her To Rome With Love costars yesterday for a press conference in NYC. Along with Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, and Alec Baldwin, Penélope discussed what it's like working with a director like Woody Allen. Woody himself was in on the fun, along with the other leading lady from the film, Alessandra Mastronardi. Rome is the latest city to get Woody Allen's attention, after he's focused on international hot spots like Barcelona, Paris, and London in recent years. His original inspiration was, of course, the Big Apple. Woody's next project will bring him home to the US, at least, as he's planning to do much of the shooting of his next project — which stars Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, and Alec — in San Francisco. Penélope's upcoming project, meanwhile, will be Ridley Scott's The Counselor.
Diane Kruger graced the red carpet at the closing ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival today. She was among the panel of jurors that presented director Michael Haneke's Amour with this year's Palme d’Or, the competition's top prize. Diane kept with her black-and-white theme and, for her final red-carpet appearance, she chose a formal Christian Dior ball gown. She complemented the look with minimal jewelry and showed no signs of the $45,000 engagement-gift necklace Joshua Jackson reportedly purchased for her during their stay in France.
Alec Baldwin and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, joined Diane, Adrien Brody, Ewan McGregor, and Jean Dujardin at a screening of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the festival's final event. It was an exciting week of fashion, entertainment, A-list parties, and hot couples, but if you missed any of the star-studded moments, be sure to check out all the photos from the Cannes Film Festival!
Last night was a busy one for many celebrities at Cannes. Milla Jovovich was decked out to make the rounds, starting at the Chopard and L'Oréal bash at the Hotel Martinez. She mingled at L'Oréal with fellow brand ambassadors Luisana Lopilato and model Natasha Poly. We caught a moment with Milla at the soiree, and she spoke about what her favorite part of the festival has been. Milla said, "The last two years I brought my daughter, so it's all about getting my work done and getting back to bed to sleep with my little girl. She was all day at the beach — loves it, loves it. She met a little friend here. They're best friends now — in the whole world — after one day together." Milla and her husband Paul W. S. Anderson are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ever.
The next stop on the party agenda was de Grisogono's Glam Extravaganza at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes. There, Milla caught up with celeb pals like Heidi Klum, Alec Baldwin and his fiancée Hilaria Thomas, Adrien Brody, and the Hilton sisters. Both Nicky and Paris are making the rounds this week. Nicky, though, has her new boyfriend in town, too — we spotted her out on a dinner date with new guy James Rothschild, an English banking heir. Make sure to stay on top of all our Cannes coverage by following PopSugar on Twitter and see which celebrities are at Cannes!