The past year brought us more than a few memorable award-show moments, with the biggest names in music and movies being recognized for their work. From Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway's big Oscar wins to Justin Timberlake returning to the Grammys stage, the stars have had plenty of cute, candid snaps. George Clooney and Amy Poehler cozied up at the Golden Globes, Katy Perry gave Ellen DeGeneres an eyeful when they hit up the Grammys, and the world couldn't stop talking about Miley Cyrus's twerk-filled MTV VMAs performance with Robin Thicke. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux made the Oscars party rounds with Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie on the red carpet when she was recognized at the Governors Awards. Click through for those moments — and many, many more — from 2013's biggest award shows!
George Clooney is the camouflaged cover star for W magazine's art issue. He worked with five different female artists for the publication, and when he wasn't sitting in a spotted Armani suit, he chatted with Lynn Hirschberg about his personal life. George, who split with his latest long-term girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, earlier this year, admitted this about the great love of his life: "I haven't met her yet." In a departure from his usual leading ladies, George revealed that as a kid, he "was in love with Audrey Hepburn" and "thought she was as elegant as anything I'd ever seen. And I fell madly in love with her. I also always loved Grace Kelly. I mean, when she comes out of the water in To Catch a Thief, I thought, 'That's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.'"
George also opened up to artist Tracey Emin, sharing his definition of home and joking about his role as Batman in 1997's Batman & Robin. "Home is where my friends and family are. . . . I spend eight months a year in a one-bedroom hotel room in a city I probably wouldn't vacation in . . . but no city . . . no space . . . fails to be a home if your family or friends can find a time to visit. . . . I get desperately, depressingly homesick if I can't find a way to be near the people that bring joy wherever they go . . . spend a night with my parents battling over who was the rottenest child (my sister or me) . . . or my friends pointing out how badly I destroyed a certain bat franchise. . . . Home is humor . . . and love and responsibility . . . and I get homesick when the people who know that best and I can't find the time to be together."
Even with the plethora of celebrities (including the ones that have said "it's complicated") sharing their personal lives on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter you'd be surprised at how many other stars are foregoing social media completely, either due to confusion, lack of interest, or just plain fear. Just this week, a trio of A-listers — George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Kate Hudson — all spoke out against social networking. George communicated the dangers of drunk-tweeting while Julia likened to it a sugar high, and Kate admitted to being "scared" of the whole concept. Read on to see 10 stars that are so not about social media.
In a recent sit-down with Esquire, George Clooney spilled all of his feelings about social media, primarily Twitter. The actor said, "Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you're going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter." He also mused on the dangers of drunk-tweeting: "So one drunken night, you come home, and you've had two too many drinks, and you're watching TV, and somebody pisses you off, and you go 'Ehhhhh' and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning, and your career is over. Or you're an asshole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up."
Even if George Clooney was to get a Twitter account, one person he won't be sharing 140 characters with is Julia Roberts. His Ocean's Eleven costar recently opened up about her aversion to social media to Marie Claire, saying, "It's kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing, and you just can't resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers, and it lasted an instant."
On the subject of getting in on the social media craze, Kate Hudson told Harper's Bazaar: "I'm scared!"
Kristen Stewart had harsh words for Twitter and its users in a 2010 interview with Flaunt magazine. The Twilight star said, "Twitter f**ks me over every day of my life. Because people go, ‘I’m sitting next to Kristen Stewart right now,’ and then [the paparazzi] show up." She went on: "I see people on their phones, and I just want to take these cookies and throw them. It’s like ‘Get off your f**king phone, and get a life!’ I get so mad. It’s like you’re trampling on someone’s life without any regard. And it’s rampant. Everyone can do it now. Buy a camera, and you’re paparazzi; get a Twitter account ,and you’re an informant. It’s so annoying."
For more celebrities that you shouldn't bother searching for on Facebook or Twitter, just keep reading.
George Clooney got very candid about his celebrity friends (and not-quite-friends) in a new interview for Esquire's December 2013 issue. The actor opened up about his feud with Russell Crowe, saying, "[Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the shit out of me, which he did. He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, 'George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.' And I put out a statement saying, 'He's probably right. And I'm glad he told us, 'cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.'" Russell previously sang in his own band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. George continued, "And that's when he really went off on me. 'Who the f*ck does this guy think he is? He's a Frank Sinatra wannabe.' He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, 'Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f*ck is wrong with you?'"
George also talked about a game of basketball he played with Leonardo DiCaprio, which he thought revealed something about the A-list star. Apparently, one of Leo's friends, named Danny A, whom George described as "this club kid from New York," talked smack to George ahead of the game, pretending that he had beat him during a previous match. As George tells it, he ultimately beat Leo and his crew, 11-0, which got the actor thinking about the type of people that Leo surrounds himself with. George said, "The discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what. I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”
George also compared Leo to his friend Brad Pitt and used the comparison to praise Brad for being a stand-up guy. He said, "For a long time now, Brad has been the biggest movie star in the world. He's bigger than me, bigger than DiCaprio. And I really admire how he deals with that. It's not easy for him. But he tries to be the most honest version of Brad Pitt that he can be. And he also remains unavailable. He's still a giant movie star because you can't get to him. That doesn't mean that I don't think of him as incredibly talented and smart and all those things. But you also can't get to him."
The idea of being somewhat unavailable and unreachable is an important one to Clooney, who apparently isn't a fan of the social media-obsessed, laying-everything-out-there culture that has popped up over the last five years. When talking about Twitter, George scoffs at the idea that any famous person would be on Twitter, saying, "Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you're going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter. So one drunken night, you come home and you've had two too many drinks and you're watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go 'Ehhhhh' and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning, and your career is over. Or you're an asshole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up."
Saturday night's BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards were a veritable who's who of Hollywood's A-list. Stars like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sean Penn, and Benedict Cumberbatch all descended on the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event, which celebrates individuals and companies that are dedicated to advancing the entertainment arts. George, who was also on hand for the screening of his latest project August: Osage County earlier in the day, mingled inside with Julia, Salma, and Sean before accepting his Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film, while Benedict took the stage as the recipient of the British artist of the year honor. Other award winners included director Kathryn Bigelow, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Mandela star Idris Elba, who received the Britannia humanitarian award for his work with The Prince's Trust — the charity was founded by Prince Charles and helps disadvantaged youth in the UK.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher made a glamorous couple at the gala, while Suki Waterhouse arrived without her current boyfriend, Bradley Cooper. Instead, the Emilia Wickstead-clad star spent her time with fellow British model Poppy Delevingne inside. Also making the rounds during the dinner were Naomie Harris, a newly brunette Alice Eve, and 12 Years a Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o. Ejiofor's and Nyong'o's performances in the gripping real-life drama have already earned considerable Oscar buzz.
George Clooney was the king of the red carpet on Friday night, donning a tux at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards during LA's AFI Fest. Though he was dressed up for the festive event, George took on a more casual look earlier in the day when he stepped out for the premiere of August: Osage County. In true charismatic form, the actor was all smiles as he made his way down the red carpet, stopping to sign autographs and pose with Grant Heslov, a fellow producer on the film. George is back on the press trail after spending the past couple of months promoting the space drama Gravity alongside Sandra Bullock, as well as wrapping up production on The Monuments Men with Matt Damon.
In addition to his busy work schedule — he's currently filming the sci-fi flick Tomorrowland in Vancouver, Canada — George was recently given a big honor by a good friend. He was the recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's ambassador for humanity award last month, which was presented to him by Steven Spielberg. George mixed seriousness with silliness at the event as he mingled with Sandra Bullock and Jon Stewart and photobombed Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica.
George Clooney mixed seriousness with silliness when he was honored at USC Shoah Foundation Institute's 2013 Ambassadors For Humanity gala at the Museum of Natural History in NYC on Friday. George was on hand to receive the Ambassador For Humanity award, which was presented to him by Steven Spielberg, who founded the organization in 1994. The actor's Gravity costar and longtime friend Sandra Bullock also dropped by the bash, which was hosted by Jon Stewart. George appeared to be in high spirits at the bash, chatting with Sandra, Steven, Jon, and Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels. He also had a bit of fun photobombing Steven when he was taking pictures with Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld.
George and Sandra have had a busy week promoting their newest flick, which hits theaters today. The two joined up in the Big Apple yesterday to screen Gravity during a special luncheon. Sandra and Jon also had a good time poking fun at George when the actress dropped by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Wednesday. The host joked that he couldn't buy George as an "affable ladies' man" in the film, which Sandra jokingly agreed with.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have been all over the globe to promote their new, intense film, Gravity — this time showing up in NYC. The famous costars started their promotional tour by joking together at Comic-Con back in July, then kicked off the Venice International Film Festival in August. Then, Sandra single-handedly took Canada by storm when she swept through the Toronto International Film Festival. For tonight's premiere in New York, Sandra and George were joined by the ever fabulous Emma Watson and Katie Holmes.
Sandra seems to be everywhere at once these days. After her international domination, she stopped into Hollywood for her hand- and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre. And with her October cover of Vogue, she's even in print! For now, though, let's head over to NY and see the star-studded pics from the premiere.
Sandra Bullock opened up about her relationship with George Clooney when she sat down with Jay Leno for The Tonight Show on Friday. After Sandra said that she and her Gravity costar go way back, Jay asked whether the pair ever dated. "I think we're probably the only two that haven't dated in the business," she said and added, "I think it's probably because we're a little too similar." When Jay asked her how they're similar, Sandra joked, "In all the disturbing ways."
It's been a big month for the actress, who left her mark on Hollywood when she shared her hand- and footprints on the Walk of Fame outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday. She's also the gorgeous cover star of Vogue's October issue, which hit newsstands on Sept. 24. In the interview with Vogue, she opened up about her little one, 3-year-old Louis, and how she's content right where she is: "We're all where we're supposed to be. I am exactly where I want to be now. You can't go backward. I'm not going backward. I'm grateful that I'm here, blessed to have what I have."
The 70th annual Venice Film Festival is in full effect! It's a big milestone for the event, and we've already taken a look back at all the glamour over the years. Scarlett Johansson is the latest familiar face to show up at the event; she attended a photocall and the premiere of Under the Skin. Scarlett spoke briefly at the festival about her desire to get involved in politics, and also sported an engagement ring, revealing that she and Romain Dauriac got engaged over a month ago.
Scarlett's arrival comes behind a slew of other celebrities. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney cruised into Venice to promote their upcoming film, Gravity, and quickly became the golden couple of the event. Also abroad were stars like Tom Welling, James Franco, and Freida Pinto have also popped up, as well as Tom Hardy, who snapped pictures with fans before the premiere of Locke. Click through to see all the stars to show up in Italy so far and check back as we update throughout the festival!