Casting news is hot this week — especially if you're a fan of onscreen vampires and Oscar winners. Jennifer Lawrence will star and produce her next project, Kristen Stewart has snagged two new roles, and The Vampire Diaries heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has signed on for a thriller. Meanwhile, a Game of Thrones actor committed to a big-screen project, and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast gained another star. See these and the rest of this week's casting news now!
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have reportedly ended their three-year relationship. Us Weekly reports that Ian and Nina split, but that the two will "remain best friends" and continue to work together on The Vampire Diaries, where they first met. The couple first went public with their relationship back in 2011, and they would often attend events together. Nina was most recently spotted spending time with friend Julianne Hough, including taking a bikini trip to Miami. Julianne may be able to offer Nina some advice on handling her breakup as she announced her split from longtime boyfriend Ryan Seacrest back in March. The two were by each other's side on Monday when they attended the 2013 Met Gala together.
Ian may have have hinted about the breakup when he posted a quote on Twitter shortly before the news hit. He said this morning, "People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)." Looking forward, Nina will begin work on her new film, Let's Be Cops, this Summer and pick up filming for the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries in the Fall.
The 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival has come to a close, and we're taking a look at all the stars who popped up in Austin, TX, to join in the fun. Zac Efron linked up with costar Dennis Quaid to premiere their At Any Price, while Justin Timberlake performed at a secret show. Selena Gomez showed skin in a crop top for her Spring Breakers premiere, and Usher took the stage at the Converse party. Click through to see all the star-studded action at SXSW!
Ian Somerhalder lent his name to a charitable cause last night at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Game Changer Awards in NYC. Ian, who showed up in a suit to walk the red carpet at the ceremony, has long been involved with environmental causes. In fact, before attending the event at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Ian stopped by POPSUGAR's NYC offices to talk about his latest efforts. Ian's partnered with LED company Cree, which is developing lightbulbs that he says use 84 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. We also chatted with Ian about the future of The Vampire Diaries — stay tuned for our full interview!
While Ian tended to a packed schedule on the East Coast, his girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, stayed busy on the West Coast. On Wednesday, she attended a luncheon celebrating The Hollywood Reporter's list of top 25 stylists, which included her own stylist, Ilaria Urbinati.
The Weinstein Company teamed up with Chopard for their pre-Academy Award party at Soho House last night. Stars from the company's films Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained made the rounds on the night before the Academy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence wore a jumpsuit following her afternoon wearing Lanvin at the Independent Spirit Awards, where she picked up a trophy for best female lead, and the movie itself was crowned best picture. Her costar Bradley Cooper, as well as their director David O. Russell, also made the rounds at Soho House. Django's Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Don Johnson also celebrated before the Oscars, along with Salma Hayek and The Vampire Diaries actors Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.
Ian Somerhalder looked sexy in a suit as he posed for photos on his way into tonight's People's Choice Awards in LA. Although he didn't have girlfriend Nina Dobrev by his side, Ian did link up with pal Matt Bomer on the red carpet. It is a special day for the Nina and Ian — Nina celebrated her 24th birthday today! Both Ian and Nina are up for awards for their roles in The Vampire Diaries, and the series is also nominated for favorite TV fan following. There's plenty more to come from this evening's award show, so check back for the latest!
There were plenty of sexy couples in Hollywood this year. Engaged duo Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux as well as longtime loves Victoria and David Beckham were just a few of the pairs steaming up the scene. There were also on-again loves Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan. With so many to choose from, we want to know — who do you think is 2012's sexiest couple?
Also, don't miss all our Best of 2012 coverage across the PopSugar Network!
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder stopped by a Christmas tree lot in Atlanta on Monday. The couple browsed the selection and ended up taking home a large tree ahead of the holiday, which Nina plans to spend with family in the Rockies. Nina and Ian got in the spirit during a break from filming the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries. The show is up for multiple People's Choice Awards and both Nina and Ian are also in the running for individual honors. They could pick up the title of sexiest couple of the year as well if they beat out Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in our Best of 2012 poll. There's still time to vote for that and the People's Choice Awards, which take place on Jan. 9 in LA.
Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale opened the Teen Choice Awards yesterday as the evening's hosts. She was treated to greetings from her fellow X Factor judges Britney Spears and Simon Cowell before the first presenters, Selena Gomez and Zooey Deschanel, handed off the choice comedian to Ellen DeGeneres. Choice sci-fi TV series went to The Vampire Diaries, and the cast of choice TV drama Pretty Little Liars handed off movie actor to The Lucky One's Zac Efron. Ian Somerhalder and an absentee Miley Cyrus took home choice male and female hottie nods, respectively. Ian sent thanks to Miley's parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, on her behalf. Other absentee honors went to The Hunger Games's choice male scene stealer Liam Hemsworth and choice actress in a sci-fi movie Jennifer Lawrence. Emma Stone received two prizes for Crazy Stupid Love and The Help, Rihanna got love for Battleship, and One Direction had their boards airmailed to London.
Birthday girl Selena, who's newly 20, won choice music group for Selena Gomez & the Scene. Winning a surfboard was for Selena "the best birthday present ever," and things only got better when the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" for her. Jonah Hill made a cameo to accept a surfboard for 21 Jump Street, and Taylor Swift took the stage to accept choice female artist. The Twilight gang of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner accepted the ultimate choice prize for Breaking Dawn Part 1, and Rob even passed his surfboard into the crowd! To wrap things up, Justin Bieber performed a medley of his songs from Believe. The last honor went to choice Summer male movie star Chris Hemsworth, for both Snow White & The Huntsman and The Avengers. It was a big evening for young Hollywood — make sure to catch up on all the Teen Choice Awards fashion!
Stars got dressed up to walk the carpet at tonight's Teen Choice Awards in LA. Taylor Swift showed some skin in a backless Maria Lucia Hohan, and Lea Michele looked sexy in a strapless dress. Nina Dobrev, in J. Mendel, and boyfriend Ian Somerhalder posed separately, while Ellen DeGeneres had Portia de Rossi before picking up the night's first surfboard. Justin Bieber celebrated girlfriend Selena Gomez's 20th birthday with her at the star-studded event as well.
Many of your other favorite celebrities stepped out for the night's festivities — click through the rest of the red-carpet snaps!