Tonight's Met Gala was all about punk, and many of Hollywood's sweetest celebrities jumped at the chance to amp up the edge on the red carpet. While we expected stars like Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to embrace their rock chick roots, seeing celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, and Allison Williams go for more daring ensembles was fun to watch play out at the bash. Anne went platinum blond, Dakota Fanning showed off serious skin, Allison got into a goth mood, and Ginnifer Goodwin sported dramatic eye makeup for the night. Click through to see these stars and many more good girls get into the punk spirit at the 2013 Met Gala, and make sure to check out all the ladies on the Met Gala red carpet!
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen continued celebrating their Sundance Film Festival movie Very Good Girls at Fresh's celebratory "Fresh Faces of Sundance" brunch Rock and Reilly's on Wednesday. We stopped by to chat with the two young actresses about working with director Naomi Foner, mother to Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Naomi's son-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, also has a role in the film, which is just one example of how connected the family is. Dakota spoke about working with Naomi, saying, "I mean, you meet Naomi, and she's like instant maternal love. . . . If you meet Naomi, you meet Ramona, and you meet Jake, and you meet Maggie, and you meet Peter. They are such a connected family — they're very open, warm, loving people." This motherly nature also helped Dakota feel more comfortable with the role, which is a more revealing and risqué part than she's taken on before. Elizabeth and Dakota also shared that they have the same circle of friends and signed on for Very Good Girls simultaneously after chatting about it at a "bonfire in a friend's backyard."
Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out to support mom Naomi Foner, the screenwriter behind Very Good Girls, at the film's Sundance Film Festival premiere last night. He was joined by brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, who's married to Maggie Gyllenhaal and also stars in the picture. It was an extra busy night for Peter, since he also debuted Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried. Very Good Girls leading lady Dakota Fanning attended the screening at the Eccles Center theater and later on linked up with her and Peter's costar Elizabeth Olsen at an afterparty. Jake made the rounds with his pal Jenny Lewis. He looked good while doing so — Jake has a new look, with slicked-back hair, for a new project. He's been in Georgia making Prisoners with Hugh Jackman.
We're on the scene, getting reports straight from Sundance — make sure to see all the Sundance Film Festival highlights so far!
The final installment in the Twilight franchise hits theaters on Friday, and on Monday night the cast came out in LA to premiere their project. Elle Fanning kicked off the red-carpet appearances with Elizabeth Reaser, Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, and Ashley Tisdale. Ashley Greene signed autographs, as did an Elie Saab-clad Dakota Fanning, while Peter Facinelli posed for photographers. Amy Adams and Julianne Hough also made appearances. Kellan Lutz shared a moment on the carpet with Nikki Reed and Ashley, who both wore pastel gowns, when he wasn't busy posing with girlfriend Sharni Vinson. Kristen Stewart wowed the crowd in a sheer Zuhair Murad gown and stopped for snaps alongside boyfriend Robert Pattinson. There were even more famous faces out for the big night, including author Stephenie Meyer, so click through to see all the pictures from the big Breaking Dawn Part 2 night now!
Fans of Twilight will finally get to see the whole saga comes to an end with this week's release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. But before you catch Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the film's stars acting out the highly anticipated scenes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the red-hot actors were doing before they were cast in the series. Some were unknown, others were child stars, so let's take a look back at their careers.
Dakota Fanning wore a sequined Stella McCartney gown at last night's London premiere of Now Is Good. While chatting with press, Dakota talked about her Stella dress, saying, "I picked this dress because I thought I should wear a British designer, since this is a British film and I'm here in London." She was joined on the red carpet by costars Jeremy Irvine, Kaya Scodelario, and Olivia Williams. Based on Jenny Downham's novel Before I Die, Now Is Good features Dakota as a young cancer patient determined to live her life to the fullest. Up next, Dakota is sharing the big screen with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner in the Twilight franchise's final installment, Breaking Dawn Part 2, due out Nov. 16.
Stars like Dakota Fanning, Leelee Sobieski, and Catherine Zeta-Jones gathered last night to celebrate the start of the Tribeca Film Festival at Vanity Fair's kickoff party. The bash was held at NYC's State Supreme Courthouse and many of the celebs posed for pictures outside before heading in to start the fun with editor in chief Graydon Carter. Leelee, who arrived with her designer husband Adam Kimmel, wore a white gown from Jil Sander. Dakota, one of the festival's judges this year, was pretty in a pink Lanvin. Catherine broke from working on The Bitter Pill to throw on a silver Michael Kors number and let loose alongside husband Michael Douglas. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner also popped by to say hello during a date night, when their daughter Arabella stayed home. Today marks the official opening of Robert De Niro's 11-year-old cinema event — check out our roundup of highlights from the Tribeca Film Festival since its inception in 2001.
Emily Blunt and Dakota Fanning dressed up for a dinner thrown by Elie Saab at Crown in NYC last night. Joining the two actresses was up-and-comer Analeigh Tipton, who stars opposite Adam Brody and Greta Gerwig in today's Damsels in Distress — make sure to check out our chat with Analeigh and her leading man to find out Adam Brody's dating philosophy. Emily is close with Elie, having worn his designs on the red carpet on multiple occasions. She donned one of his frothy dresses for the 2010 premiere of The Adjustment Bureau and again for last Fall's Emmys. Emily's hanging out on the East Coast after a stint in LA with her husband John Krasinski. She has some promotional work coming up in the Big Apple ahead of The Five-Year Engagement's April 27 release. The movie is set to premiere in just a few weeks as the opening feature at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Dakota Fanning is all grown up now, which means it's time for her requisite weepy teen romance movie. In Now Is Good, Fanning plays 17-year-old Tessa, who learns she is dying of leukemia and sets out to do "as much as she can as fast as she can." That includes doing drugs, breaking the law, and a relationship with Adam (Jeremy Irvine), a boy who is sweet enough to stand by her side and help enrich her final experiences. Oh, and did I mention that Fanning has a British accent?
Though the movie looks like a ton of others you've seen before, I'm still enjoying getting used to seeing Fanning as an adult actress. Plus, I'm glad to see War Horse's Irvine popping up in more films, since he seems like one to watch. Watch the trailer and see for yourself when you read more
Cosmopolitan magazine played hosted last night for their annual Fun and Fearless Awards at NYC's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The year's big honorees were Dakota Fanning, in Miu Miu, and Paul Rudd, who earned the female and male titles, respectively. Additional honors went to The Hunger Games hunk Liam Hemsworth, Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams, 21 Jump Street's Jonah Hill, a YSL-clad Freida Pinto, NFL star Adrian Peterson, Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale, and a Chanel-wearing Rose Byrne. Both Jonah and Liam wore Ermenegildo Zegna.
We caught a moment with Liam on the red carpet, where he opened up about his big Hunger Games press tour. He spoke about the devoted fans of the series he's encountered so far, saying, "We had our first mall event the other day, and there were lots of screaming fans, and a few teary-eyed fans, which was interesting. Very nice and very flattering to see people that passionate about it." Dakota told us she's not familiar with Liam's franchise, but she's excited to see the film. As for a daring thing she's done lately, Dakota said, "Probably starting my Spring semester at college. That was probably the most fearless thing!" Make sure to check back later today for video of our interviews with Liam, Dakota, and the other attendees on PopSugar Rush.