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GWYNETH PALTROW DAZZLES AT ‘COUNTRY STRONG’ SPECIAL SCREENING

Posted in Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester on December 14, 2010 by fadedblog

Gwyneth Paltrow was all smiles as she attended the Los Angeles special screening of Country Strong at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills today (December 14).

Dressed in a sexy white gown, the Oscar-winning actress was joined on the red carpet by co-stars Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund and Tim McGraw.

Meanwhile, Gwyneth and Faith Hill say they have big plans for their offspring to get married to one and other.

The two became firm friends after Gwynnie starred alongside Faith’s hubby Tim on Country Strong, and now hope that they will one day become family.

In an interview with InStyle magazine, the pair joked that they want Gwyneth’s four-year-old son Moses to hook up with Faith’s 9-year-old daughter Audrey.

“Moses…we might really become a family when he marries Audrey!” Gwyneth joked.

“Don’t you just love our babies?” Faith added.

Country Strong is scheduled to be released January 7, 2011.

GWYNETH PALTROW BRINGS ‘COUNTRY STRONG’ TO NASHVILLE

Posted in Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester on November 8, 2010 by fadedblog

Gwyneth Paltrow brought on the glamour as she attended the premiere of Country Strong at Regal Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee today (November 8).

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by co-stars Leighton Meester and Tim McGraw as she debuted her highly-anticipated drama about a rising country-music songwriter who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (Tim) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton).

Tim says of Gwyneth in their new film: “The biggest challenge was to be on the screen with Gwyneth. You just want to play to the level [of] the person you’re playing against. It certainly made me a better actor, being there with her. Everybody around her rises when she’s in a scene.”

Everyone knows that Gwynnie is a good actress, and when she starred in a previous film, Duets, the world saw another side of her talent — her singing ability. Tim says of Gwyneth’s voice: “She’s a great country singer, because when it came out, it was pure honesty. You know, the thing about country music, it’s such an honest [type of] music.”

Country Strong is generating a lot of buzz, which is expected to grow Wednesday night when Paltrow performs at the Country Music Association awards show in Nashville.

14TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD AWARDS GALA BRINGS OUT THE STARS

Posted in Bryce Dallas Howard, Carey Mulligan, Heather Graham, Jodie Foster, Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich on October 25, 2010 by fadedblog

The stars stepped out in full force this evening (October 25) for the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

Looking glamorous in a sparkly silver number, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lead the pack of celebrity A-listers as they enjoyed an evening of film recognition and celebration.

The cast of the film The Social Network was honored with the Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award, while co-star Andrew Garfield won with the Breakthrough Actor Award and Aaron Sorkin was given the Screenwriter Award.

Sean Penn received the Humanitarian Award; Annette Bening received the Hollywood Actress Award; Oscar winner Robert Duvall was honored with the Hollywood Actor Award; Sylvester Stallone received the Hollywood Career Achievement Award; Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary were recognized with the Hollywood Innovator Awards; and director Tom Hooper was honored with the Hollywood Director Award.

Sam Rockwell was honored with the Supporting Actor Award; Helena Bonham Carter was honored with the Supporting Actress Award; Zach Galifinakis was honored with the Comedy Actor Award; Mia Wasikowska was honored with the Breakthrough Actress Award; Jennifer Lawrence was honored with the New Hollywood Award; and Danny Boyle and Chris Colson were honored with the Producer Award.

Celebrity attendees and award presenters included the likes of Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich, Leighton Meester, Jodie Foster, Hilary Swank, Heather Graham, Carey Mulligan and Bryce Dallas Howard.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER LEADS A FLOCKS OF CELEBS AT CHANEL SOHO REOPENING

Posted in Chace Crawford, Chanel Iman, Claire Danes, Diane Kruger, Karl Lagerfeld, Leighton Meester, Liv Tyler, Paula Patton, Petra Nemcova, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Zoe, Robin Thicke, Sarah Jessica Parker on September 9, 2010 by fadedblog

The stars stepped out in full force this evening as Karl Lagerfeld celebrated the re-opening of the Chanel Soho boutique in New York City.

Lead by fashionsta Sarah Jessica Parker, Hollywood’s most stylish women were on hand to check out the French fashion house’s latest offerings following eight months of construction.

Looking lovely in their Chanel frocks, celebrities like Claire Danes, Leighton Meester, Petra Nemcova, Rachel Bilson and stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe offered their support to their favourite designer during his latest Big Apple venture.

Other fashion forward attendees included the likes of Chace Crawford, Chanel Iman, Diane Kruger, Liv Tyler, Paula Patton and her hubby Robin Thicke.

LEIGHTON MEESTER: FUNCTION OVER FASHION ON THE SET OF ‘GOSSIP GIRL’

Posted in Leighton Meester on September 1, 2010 by fadedblog

Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick are back to work on the set of Gossip Girl in New York City.

Between filming scenes all afternoon long on Tuesday (August 31), Leighton could be seen changing from her stylish high heels into a comfortable pair of flip flops.

Does the 24-year-old fashionista prefer comfort over style?

Meanwhile, Leighton and co-star Blake Lively are reportedly at each other’s throats.

According to reports, Leighton has apparently become extremely jealous of the fame and attention Blake has received because of her role on the show.

“Leighton thinks Blake is an egomaniac who views her time on the TV set as slumming,” a source has been quoted as saying. “And Blake feels stifled. She’s just ignoring her co-star because she knows bigger things are in store.”

When asked about the catfight, Blake’s rep issued this veiled confirmation: “Blake and Leighton have never been best friends and never professed to be. Blake goes to work, does her job, and goes home.”

BLAKE LIVELY AND LEIGHTON MEESTER HIT THE STREETS

Posted in Blake Lively, Leighton Meester on August 17, 2010 by fadedblog

Leaving a fashion trail wherever they go, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester got to work on the set of Gossip Girl in upper Manhattan today (August 17).

Dressed in colour coordinated outfits, the 20-something co-stars could be seen filming an outdoor scene as a few PAs strategically placed extras around them.

The fourth season of Gossip Girl begins in September. This year sees Sam Page (Desperate Housewives, Mad Men) playing Blake’s love interest.

Also guest-starring on the CW soap this fall? None other than Tim Gunn.

The snarky Project Runway mentor will play himself in an episode set to air in late October.

Meanwhile, Blake is currently in the midst of pursuing a film career. She’ll be seen next month in the action crime thriller The Town, directed by Ben Affleck After that, you can catch her in the superhero movie The Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds. It will be released nationwide in June 2011.

The 24-year-old has also been keeping busy, apparently exploring his musical talents. She shot a video for the debut edition of Bullett Magazine.