Category: Anne Hathaway

'Terrified' Anne Hathaway, 'hot' Mark Ruffalo at the Gotham Awards


Anne Hathaway was mum at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday night in New York when asked for details about her just-announced gig hosting the Academy Awards on Feb. 27.

Gotham-gallery Well, almost mum.

"I can probably let slip that I'm terrified," she said.

Though feature-film winner "Winter's Bone" was the star of the night, the red carpet was packed with stars of its own, including a healthy showing of "Black Swan" ladies such as  Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey

Longtime indie-film supporter Hilary Swank and her "Conviction" costar Sam Rockwell were there, as well as Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, honoree Robert Duvall, Julianna Margulies, Steve Buscemi, Leighton Meester, Amber Tamblyn and Paul Rudd, to name a few.

Also spotted: Co-hosts Stanley Tucci, most recently of "Burlesque," and Patricia Clarkson, the latter of whom would later call out on stage for the "so hot" Mark Ruffalo. Cool the jets, Patricia -- Mr. So Hot, a.k.a. Mr. Watch List,  was indeed there with wife Sunrise Coigney, not to mention "The Kids Are All Right" costars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Click the pic of Coigney and Ruffalo above to launch a gallery from the red carpet.

Also, in the interest of fending off any looming terror, we hope Hathaway introduced herself to "Winter's Bone" actors John Hawkes, Lauren Sweetser and Dale Dickey, and took a few notes when they named the top feature film. Last year's winner, after all, was "The Hurt Locker," which eventually wound up snagging best picture at the Academy Awards.

Think of it as rehearsal.


James Franco, Anne Hathaway to host the Oscars

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Top photo: From "Winter's Bone," actor John Hawkes, left, director Debra Granik, actress Lauren Sweetser and actress Dale Dickey at IFP's 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at New York's Cipriani Wall Street on Monday. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images for IFP

Right photo: Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

James Franco, Anne Hathaway to host Oscars

Anne Hathaway and James Franco will host the Academy Awards

Looks as if Oscar is going for younger eyes in the new year: James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Academy Awards, the show's producers said Monday.

"James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on Feb. 27," said producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer. "We are completely thrilled."

The "Love & Other Drugs" actress, 28, was nominated for a 2009 Oscar and has appeared on the show five times. Golden Globe winner Franco, 32, recently lauded for "127 Hours," hasn't yet earned an Oscar nod, but has been on the show twice.

Both have also have hosted "Saturday Night Live," which might be good prep. With the exception of Hugh Jackman two shows back, the broadcast has stuck with primarily comedic types for quite a while, tapping the likes of Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock and David Letterman in recent years -- with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin cohosting most recently.

Perhaps Franco will take a page from his recent, audience-thrilling "Inside the Actors Studio" appearance and stay an extra 90 minutes afterward to answer questions from students and fans and sign autographs? Probably not -- he and Hathaway will be expected at the Governors Ball.

The Academy Awards will be held once again at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.


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Left photo: Anne Hathaway at the "Love & Other Drugs" premiere in downtown L.A. on Nov. 4. Credit: Credits: Fred Prouser / Reuters

Right photo: James Franco at the 15th annual GQ Men of the Year party in Hollywood on Nov. 17.  left; Frazer Harrison / Getty Images


Live, from New York: It's the American Natural History Museum's 2010 Gala, with guest Anne Hathaway

Anne-hathaway-museum Lion and tigers and bears and -- Anne Hathaway and Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan?

American Natural History Museum 2010 gala

Such was the scene at the American Museum of Natural history's 2010 gala fund-raiser Thursday night in New York, where a crowd heavy with "Saturday Night Live" cast members, veterans and hosts  hung out in the company of dinosaur bones and ocean critters.

Spotted: Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Jimmy Fallon New York Gov. David Paterson, tennis champ John McEnroe with singer-wife Patty Smyth, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Abby Elliott, Jack McBrayer, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Jane Krakowski and Kristen Wiig. Click the pic of Baldwin and Ryan above to see more pictures from the event.

Why so many "SNL" faces? Lorne Michaels and his wife were among those who chaired the gala, and "Love & Other Drugs" star Hathaway will host the show on Saturday. Get a taste of that below.


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Photos: Anne Hathaway attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Gala in New York City on Thursday in New York City, left; Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan, right, also made the scene. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

'Love and Other Drugs' premiere: Anne Hathaway did her research on Parkinson's [video]

Anne Hathaway is a serious actress. So don't you dare ask her about her workout regimen.

That was the lesson one reporter from a celebrity weekly learned the hard way Thursday night at the Hollywood premiere of Ed Zwick's new film, "Love & Other Drugs." The reporter, next to us on the red carpet, asked the young actress to share her "get-in-shape-fast secrets" but was quickly rebuffed by Hathaway's publicist.

Judy Greer at the "Love & Other Drugs" premiere "Does anyone have a serious question about the movie?" he asked.

Luckily, we did. In the film, Hathaway stars as an artist with early onset Parkinson's disease who falls for a charming pharmaceutical sales rep played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Hathaway spent time with Parkinson's patients to prepare for the role.

"I went to Parkinson's support groups, I met with neurologists, I read a lot of Michael J. Fox's writings and interviews," the actress told us. "Parkinson's disease doesn't get a lot of coverage in the media, doesn't get a lot of play in films or in story lines. So I just wanted to make sure that I did my research and did everybody justice."

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Anne Hathaway on learning to let down her guard with men

Anne-hathaway-vogue Anne Hathaway is coming clean about her issues with men, and how she's learned to trust again after the public meltdown of her relationship with Italian con man Raffaello Follieri.

Cover girl for this month's Vogue, the star talks about what her deal breakers are when it comes to love.

"Uh ... fraud?" she jokes, adding, "It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I'm very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting, because considering the amount of money that can be made from selling gossip, I could be very easily taken advantage of."

Hathaway is currently dating actor Adam Shulman, though she said it "took us a pretty long time to get together."

When Hathaway set about dating Shulman, she felt pressure "to be the most, to be more comfortable and open than anyone else. When you finally realize that you can just be your own scared ... self and that you can still be sexy without trying to be, it's such a great relief. When uncondensed you is enough."

What do you think of uncondensed Anne? Tell us in the comments section below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Anne Hathaway says this hair is inspired by "Audrey Hepburn and Marge Simpson." Credit: Mario Testino / Vogue

Anne Hathaway's tainted jewelry headed for the auction block

Anne-hathaway In the spirit of exboyfriendjewelry.com but with a criminal twist, the feds will be auctioning off jewelry given to Anne Hathaway by her convicted-felon ex, Raffaello Follieri, the Smoking Gun reports. 

Follieri bought the baubles with money generated from his illegal activities, and the U.S. government will keep any cash that comes at auction. Hathaway, who broke up with then-arrested Follieri in June 2008, turned the items over to the FBI that August.

Follieri still got his own set of bracelets, however. After pleading guilty on 14 felony counts, he's in federal prison, serving a 4 1/2-year sentence handed down in October 2008.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: A legally bejeweled Anne Hathaway arrives at the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards in New York on May 23. Credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

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Uh oh, Anne Hathaway: Boyfriend Adam Shulman accused of lifting street art

Anne hathaway adam shulmanAnne Hathaway loves a bad boy -- or so it might seem, given the news that her current beau Adam Shulman has been accused by a contractor of possibly stealing art from private property in New York CIty.

Shulman and a pal were spotted by a New York Post photographer removing part of a street mural from a building in Manhattan's Meatpacking district, the newspaper says.

"If he brings me back the art, it's over," building owner Ken Hart said of the work, done by street artist Mr. Brainwash.

"But if he doesn't, I'm going to the police to report it stolen."

While reps for Shulman have not responded to requests for comment, the incident immediately calls up Hathaway's last boyfriend -- shady financier Raffaello Follieri. After a flashy courtship, Hathaway's Italian beau was ultimately imprisoned for misappropriating investments from the likes of billionaire Ron Burkle.

The resulting scandal found Hathaway front and center, with feds even confiscating her personal diaries as evidence. 

Vanity Fair profiled the pair in a dramatic account tagged "The Princess and the Con Man." Follieri is currently serving a 4 1/2-year prison sentence. Hathaway had, until now perhaps, found low-key companionship in actor Shulman.

Given the nature of the art, Shulman could simply be saving a street mural threatened by urban development. Or maybe there's a pattern here? Tell us your thoughts in comments.  

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Critic's Choice Awards. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.

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2010 Met Gala video: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel sip before they schmooze

We thought the secrets to surviving the Costume Institute Gala at the Met were double-stick tape and some Altoids -- Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake prefer tequila.

Though it surely has nothing to do with the fact that Justin owns a tequila brand, we still found it charming when the couple 'fessed up to their pregame habits at last night's big hurrah. 

Vogue contributing editor William Norwich fawns over the likes of Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Katy Perry (who brought back-up batteries for her neon look) and Anne Hathaway in a video exclusive to the magazine.

The best part, in our opinion, is how starstruck everyone was over Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour.

"I just tripped right in front of Oprah and Anna, and I loved it. I thought it was awesome," said "Avatar" actress Zoe Saldana

"It was like Albert Brooks in 'Broadcast News,' " said Paul Rudd about meeting the big A and O. "I immediately started sweating."

Check out the full video above. 

-- Matt Donnelly 

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'A Night at Sardi's': Young Hollywood salutes 'sinfully sexy' septuagenarian Garry Marshall

Sardi1 Who doesn't know that Hollywood is the Vatican for youth worship? But every once in a while, the food chain flows in reverse, and old lions of the entertainment industry get their due, as they did in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening at the 18th annual "A Night at Sardi's."

Card-carrying members of young Hollywood Anne Hathaway, Chris Pine and Seth Rogen, as well as not-that-young-but-close-enough Demi Moore, turned out for the Alzheimer's Assn. benefit honoring veteran director Garry Marshall -- dubbed a "sinfully sexy Scorpio" by La Hathaway -- his sisters Penny and Ronny, and theater and Alzheimer's event producer Susan Dietz. Also honored was Soleil Moon Frye, whose 2004 documentary "Sonny Boy" explored her father's life and his struggle with Alzheimer's.

Garry Marshall's memories of his mother, who was also stricken with Alzheimer's, were somewhat less dewy-eyed. He described his mother, a dance teacher in the Bronx, as "the Simon Cowell of the Grand Concourse":

Sardi2 "She'd say, ‘You're the pretty girl with the fat legs. Don't dance ever.' At my birthday, she'd say, ‘Garry is celebrating 11 years of being round-shouldered.' When Penny had an overbite, she said, ‘When I want to open a Coke bottle, I do it with Penny's teeth.'"

Honestly, where else can you find such unabashed syrupy emotion in this town? No wonder emcee Rogen started sucking up to the "Valentine's Day" director as soon as he left the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"I want to work with him," said the "Funny People" star. "We can remake ‘Pretty Woman' with me, and we'll make it ‘Schlubby Dude.'"

Sardi4 Later, "Brothers and Sisters" hunk Gilles Marini, Eric McCormack, Sharon Lawrence, Samantha Harris, Lea Thompson, Steven Weber, Ken Howard and Michael Chiklis and Peter Gallagher and their daughters joined the glittery cast of a revue of music by "Cabaret" songwriters Kander and Ebb. David Hyde Pierce told the packed ballroom that John Kander wasn't there because he was "on an island somewhere" after opening his latest musical, "The Scottsboro Boys," off Broadway last week.

"It's a shocking, amazing earthquake of a show," Pierce said. "He's 83 and still pumping them out."

Sardi3 The Alzheimer's fundraiser was founded by co-chairs Laurie Burrows Grad--the daughter of humorist Abe Burrows--and her husband, Peter Grad, a former TV executive. Burrows died in 1985 after battling the disease.

-- Irene Lacher

Photos: Garry Marshall, top left, with Ashton Kutcher and, above right, with sister Ronny Marshall during "A Night at Sardi's." Eric McCormack enjoyed the company of a few, ahem, friends, left. At right, honoree Soleil Moon Frye was there with husband Jason Goldberg. Credits: Alex J. Berliner / BEImage.

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