What did Chris Hemsworth say about Miley Cyrus, and why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about the Pope after his SAG win? Jeffrey Slonim has the scoop on that and more in this week’s celebrity news….
What Did Chris Hemsworth Say About Miley Cyrus?
On the eve of Australia Day last Monday, newly named Australia ad ambassador Chris Hemsworth stepped out in Bryant Park to discuss a new Aussie campaign to highlight the coastline. Hemsworth grew up surfing Down Under with his brothers. When asked if he’d rather play onstage with KISS or Miley Cyrus, Hemsworth chose Cyrus, who is reported to be back together with his brother, Liam Hemsworth.
Who Accidentally Shot Himself (with a Blank) During Jane Got a Gun?
On Wednesday at MoMa, The Cinema Society hosted and Serpent's Bite Whisky sponsored the premiere of the Western film, Jane Got a Gun. Joel Edgerton said that when he practiced gun slinging to play Dan Frost, he managed to shoot himself in the leg with a blank and burn a hole in his jeans. And when Natalie Portman, who plays Jane Hammond, wasn’t gun slinging, she said she attended a Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque.
Aerin Lauder & Nina Garcia Attend FGI’s Rising Star Awards
Fashion Group International hosted their Rising Star Awards on Thursday. Interiors guru/award honoree Aerin Lauder attended, as did Nina Garcia.
Who Won an ACCTA International Award?
On Friday, Gotham jetted out to Hollywood for SAG Awards weekend. Australia handed out their AACTA International Awards at Avalon in Hollywood on Friday evening. George Miller took home best director and best film for Mad Max: Fury Road, while Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara both won for their roles in Carol. Aussie Rachel Griffiths wore a vintage Dior number from Decades and her fellow countryman Joel Edgerton was also in the house.
What Almost Made Selenis Leyva Miss SAG Awards Weekend?
That same night at the Chateau Marmont, Entertainment Weekly hosted their pre-SAG fête with Maybelline. Many young Hollywood boldfacers were in attendance. Orange is the New Black’s Selenis Leyva mentioned that her dog didn’t fit in her carrier on the Virgin plane from NYC that morning, so she and the pooch almost didn’t make it. Her costar, OITNB’s Laverne Cox, wore a sexy gown with a plunging neckline. And the Game of Thrones crew was there to party as well.
Why Was Helen Mirren Unprepared for Her SAG Awards Reaction Shot?
The next day, everyone, including practically the entire cast of Transparent, turned up at the Shrine Auditorium for the starry SAG Awards red carpet. There was an insane Canadian tourist with an autograph book screaming at the big stars. He was so loud that many stars strolled over and signed—likely out of fear.
Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba scored awards, and OITNB’s Aduba said that her mother had told her that she had never seen hard work not come to something.
During the show, Helen Mirren was apparently unprepared for one reaction shot. She’d just taken off one big, expensive earring. After dinner, we spotted Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban smooching.
What Did Leo Say About the Pope Backstage?
Backstage, Queen Latifah was doing one-handed heavy lifts with her SAG award. And Carol Burnett, who scored the lifetime achievement award, said that she had been told that variety shows “were a man’s game.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, with his award for best actor in tow, talked about meeting the Pope. According to DiCaprio, the Pope said that we should “care about the planet we live in, and that it’s a sin not to.”
The message from OITNB backstage after their win? Diversity is always good business.