"I'm... single," teased Jodie Foster Sunday night as she accepted the Golden Globes' Cecil B. Demille award, before launching into the most riveting, daring, and yes, often random speeches of the night. What seemed to begin as a coming out speech touched on celebrity culture, privacy, Honey Boo Boo, Mel Gibson, her ex-partner Cydney Bernard and their children, and had some speculating she was talking retirement (a suggestion she refuted backstage).
But film prizes were handed out as the festival closed out its final weekend, with Wayne Blair's The Sapphires taking the Best Narrative Feature award among Audience winners. Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey by Ramona Diaz won the Audience nod in the Documentary category. The film centers on "the dilemma the rock band Journey faces to replace their lead singer Steve Perry after he quits the band. They eventually find the perfect solution via YouTube: a street kid who fronted a Filipino cover band."
In other wins, Israeli feature Fill the Void won the critic-centered FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. In the film, an "18-year-old in Tel Aviv's Hassidic community must choose between her heart's desire and familial duty in a drama that make the conventions of the marriage plot feel brand new." Palm Springs screened 42 of the 71 official Foreign Language submissions for the Academy Awards.
The FIPRESCI prize for Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film went to Cosimo Rega Savatore Striano and Giovanni Acuri from Italian pic Caesar Must Die by Paolo Vittorio. Emilie Dequenne from Our Children (Belgium), directed by Joachim Lafosse, received the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film. The Cleaner (Peru) by Adrian Saba won the festival's New Voices/New Visions award. The film tells the story of a mysterious and deadly epidemic in Lima, Perù, where a depressed and isolated man cleans up after the dying. When he takes in a frightened young boy who has lost his mother, he's quietly transformed by the experience of caring for another human being.
Spain's Blancaneives by Pablo Berger, which opened the festival January 3rd, received the festival's Cine Latino Award. The silent movie is an adaptation of Snow White, where the daughter of a famous bullfighter is mistreated by her wicked stepmother. When she runs away and joins a band of dwarfs, her natural bullfighting talent is discovered, but her stepmother plots to bring her down.
The complete list of award winners are:
Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature The Sapphires (Australia)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (USA)
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Fill the Void (Israel)
FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri from Caesar Must Die (Italy)
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film Emilie Dequenne from Our Children (Belgium)
New Voices/New Visions Award The Cleaner (Peru) - Winner 7 Boxes (Paraguay) – Honorable Mention
Cine Latino Award Blancanieves(Spain) – Winner Sadourni's Butterflies (Argentina) – Honorable Mention
The John Schlesinger Award Stolen Seas (Somalia/Kenya/UK/Italy) – Winner Far Out Isn't Fair Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (USA) – Honorable Mention
HP Bridging the Borders Award Jump (Ireland/UK) – Winner When Day Breaks (Serbia/Croatia/France) – Honorable Mention
It’s finally here! Justin released a new song, ‘Suit & Tie,’ featuring Jay-Z, at 12:01 AM ET on Jan. 14 — his first in seven years. Listen!
Justin Timberlakehinted at the release of “Suit & Tie” on his Twitter account on Jan. 10 when he wrote, "To whom it may concern…I think I'M READY #JT2013," and released a countdown video! Finally, on Jan. 14, the song was revealed to Justin’s 15 million followers!
“I’ve only done two albums in 10 years,” Justin says in his announcement video, as he’s seen walking into a studio. “What does the next decade mean for me?”
“I don’t want to put anything out that I feel is something I don’t love,” he continues. “You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it. … I’m ready.”
He later tweeted to his fans, "I love you guys. But this teasing is just too much fun! Tick, tock, tick, tock."
On Jan. 12, Justin released a couple of lyrics on Twitter: “AND, AS LONG AS I GOT MY SUIT AND TIE…I'MA LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FLOOR TONIGHT.”
We have the single right here — right now!
Timberlake released his last album FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006, which followed his 2002 solo debut Justified.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of the new song?
You’ve already heard what this year's Golden Globe winners said on stage as they thanked all (and sometimes all) of the people who made their gold-grab possible. But what did they each share backstage after laying claim to their shiny new statuette?
TVLine was in the press room as the newly minted Globe winners reflected on their good fortune and addressed such topics as the “gift” of grueling interrogation scenes, comediennes who swung presidential elections and the Shakespearean nature of the Wild West.
Click through the gallery below to see what the winners had to say.
And Lindsay Lohan is not impressed! The Hollywood child star called out Jennifer for dissing acting legend Meryl after collecting her award at the annual Golden Globes on Jan. 13.
Is Jennifer Lawrence getting a little big for her boots? As she accepted the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her part in Silver Linings Playbook, she said “I beat Meryl,” referring to her opponent Meryl Streep, who was nominated for her part in Hope Springs. And Hollywood’s biggest trainwreck Lindsay Lohan has called her out for it!
Jennifer Lawrence Disses Meryl Streep
Jennifer is one of the hottest young actresses around — at only 22-years-old she’s been nominated for an Oscar TWICE. On Jan. 10 she received her second Academy Award nomination for her part in Silver Linings Playbook, and if her success at the Golden Globes is anything to go by, she is a shoe in for the win on Feb. 24!
When collecting her Golden Globe from Will Ferrel and Kristen Wiig, Jennifer’s first words were “What does it say? I beat Meryl!”. Was this a diss, or was Jennifer just shocked to have beat the most victorious actress ever? Jennifer may have two Oscar noms, but acting legend Meryl has been nominated a whopping SEVENTEEN times, and has won three times. That is more noms and wins than any other actor in history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Jennifer!
Somehow I doubt Meryl — who did not attend the ceremony — is crying tears over the diss, as she has eight Golden Globe trophies at home to keep her warm at night. And how many does Jennifer have? Oh yes, just one.
And it looks like Lindsay is not impressed with Jennifer’s diss! She tweeted “Words cannot express how much I LOVE Kristen Wiig. And no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep.” Take that Jennifer! There is nothing like being taken down by the badass that is Lindsay, who like Meryl, has several Oscars. LOL — I am clearly kidding.
Jennifer Thanks Harvey Weinstein
While not busy dissing Meryl, Jennifer also thanked the film’s producer Harvey Weinstein: “I am so honored to be in a film like this…Harvey thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.”
It looks like Rob didn’t fly solo to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards after all!
Robsten fans wept Jan. 13 as Robert Pattinsonmade the sad, lonely walk down the red carpet at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards — the trail of tears, they called it — but there was a surprise waiting for us all two hours into the show: Kristen Stewart appeared front-and-center, for all the stars to see!
OK, enough with the insanity; Kristen was actually shown very briefly as part of a montage before Jodie Fosteraccepted the Cecile B. DeMille Award. (You know, that little speech where she came out as a lesbian and moved everyone in the world to tears? That one.)
Kristen, 22, and Jodie, 50, acted together in 2002′s Panic Room, and they’ve actually remained very close ever since.
Jodie Foster Supported Kristen Stewart After Her Affair
“We've all seen the headlines at the check-out counter: ‘Kristen Stewart Caught,’” she wrote in an Aug. 2012 op-ed for The Daily Beast. “We've all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. … There's no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It's as old as the hills. … [But] we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.”
Additionally, a source told RadarOnline.com that Jodie was “an incredible friend to Kristen through [that] whole situation.”
HollywoodLifers, did you get excited when you saw Kristen on screen at the Golden Globes, too? Or are we freakin’ crazy? Drop us a comment!
The 2013 Golden Globes have given us so many magical gifts, like that five minutes of Kristen Wiig-Will Ferrell wackiness and the surprise appearance by Lincoln-stumping former President Bill Clinton and that coming out/not coming out maybe-drunk, still amazing speech by Jodie Foster. So let's celebrate the added wonderment of watching the Globes in the internet age: Reliving the best, most random moments of sloshed-celebrity shenanigans as immortalized in animated GIF form! First, let Best Song winner Adele and her impromptu Skyfall high-five with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, delight you all over again.
1. Let the Skyfall... up top!
2. Can't forget Tommy Lee Jones' ebullient reaction to Wiig & Ferrell's Hope Springs laffers! What would Thaddeus Stevens do? (Probably the same thing.)
The singer smoldered in a retro roll that was the height of sophistication at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013–do YOU love the look? Sound off below!
Taylor Swift, 22, rocked an Old Hollywood style updo that was a definite departure for the star. The singer usually rocks beachy waves and bangs better than anyone, but for this star-studded event, she took her look retro with a sophisticated roll. Taylor looked totally grownup in the high fashion-inspired hairstyle.
Taylor Swift’s Retro 2013 Golden Globes Updo
We almost didn’t recognize our favorite country cross over star with her hair worn back in a low bun and bangs slicked back and crafted into a sophisticated side-parted upsweep. Taylor’s hair and makeup was the perfect elegant match to her dark plum Donna Karan Atelier gown that featured a dramatic fishtail-flared silhouette, sheer paneling down the side and a daringly low back detail. Her hair and makeup is a welcome change for the usually safe star. It’s so nice to see the star playing with different beauty looks for every red carpet event as of late.
A long-time spokeswoman for CoverGirl cosmetics, Taylor’s wholesome blonde haired, blue-eyed beauty has become almost iconic. The star is not surprisingly quite the beauty junkie, revealing to Vanity Fair her bevy of favorite beauty products and buys.
Taylor’s favorite beauty products: Lipstick: CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot; mascara CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black; shampoo Kérastase Soleil; moisturizer Kate Somerville Nourish Daily; hair products L'Oréal Elnett hair spray; perfume Wonderstruck Enchanted; toothpaste Crest Complete with Scope; nail polish color Blue.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU love Taylor’s retro bun? Sound off below!
When Jodie took to the stage to accept her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 she gave a shocking yet beautiful speech about why she felt now was the time to reveal that she is a lesbian. The entire crowd was in tears as Jodie spoke and she begged her mother to not be mad at her public admission.
Jodie Fosteris such an inspiration. The 50-year-old actress told the millions of viewers at home and celebrities in the audience of the 70th annual Golden Globes that yes, she is a lesbian and she’s thrilled to be coming out and not hiding this any longer.
Jodie’s Emotional Golden Globes Speech
“A big coming out speech tonight,” she said. “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age. Back in the days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently every celebrity is expected to expose the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a reality show.”
“I'm sorry, that's just not me and it never will be. But please support me because my reality show would be so boring. I would have to make out with Marion Cotillard, spank Daniel Craig's bottom just to stay on the air. But seriously, if you had been a public figure since the time you were a toddler. If you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal, then maybe then too you'd value privacy about all else.”
“Someday in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was. I have given everything up there since the time that I was three years old and that's a reality show enough, don't you think. Love people and stay beside them. There is no way I could stand here tonight without acknowledging one of the greatest loves of my life. My ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. I am so proud of our modern family.”
Jodie Has Always Been Very Private About Her Personal Life
In 2007 she won an award at a Women in Entertainment breakfast and she thanked “my beautiful Cydney.” She was referring to her longtime film producer partner Cydney Bernard. They met on the set of the film Sommersby in 1993 and together they raised two sons Charles and Kit. She has always refused to comment on being a lesbian until now.
Jodie and Cydney broke up in 2008 and she admitted during her Golden Globes speech that she is single.
Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew (Dan Stevens) returned from their honeymoon on the Jan. 13 episode of Downton Abbey, and when they weren’t banging each other’s proper little brains out, Mary was conspiring to save Downton without the help of Lavinia’s dollars — you know, because Matthew is “noble” and refuses to profit off his ex-girlfriend’s death. Whatever.
The plan was to throw an elaborate dinner party to convince Martha (Shirley MacLaine) to donate some of her fortune to save the abbey. But all hell broke loose when the oven stopped working — I blame Daisy, because she sucks — so the Crawleys were forced to resort to Plan B: an indoor picnic!
Somehow, the evening ended with Martha literally serenading a horrified-looking Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), and I was more than happy with that. I’ve always shipped those two.
But sadly, Martha can’t touch most of her husband’s money, so the Crawleys are still very much screwed.
OK, let’s see what everybody else was up to this week…
Anna & Bates:
Am I the only one who fights to stay awake every time Anna visits Bates in prison? I know their story is supposed to seem tortured and romantic, but really, it’s just boring. And her plan to save him sounds just terrible. This is why she’s a lady’s maid and not a lawyer.
Thomas remained skeptical of O’Brien’s ginger nephew Alfred this week, and eventricked him into a burning a hole in Matthew’s dinner jacket. Fortunately, Martha’s slutty maid got him back by hiding Robert’s best shirts in between make-out sessions. Speaking of which, isn’t it weird how Daisy just happened to be there watching from the shadows both times she and Alfred hooked up? I knew Daisy was annoying, but I didn’t think she was crazy,too.
Edith’s sad life became even sadder this week, as Robert told her 100-year-old, one-armed boyfriend to dump her. But in the end, Edith twisted Sir Anthony’s arm — his one arm, just in case you forgot — and he agreed to marry her. (Side note: Whenever Sir Anthony yells at Edith, I’m always afraid he’s going to backhand her… with his one good hand.)
Mrs. Hughes’ Health Scare:
Downton Abbey also took a decidedly darker turn this week, as Mrs. Hughes discovered a lump on her breast. Thinking it might be breast cancer, she visited Dr. Carson, who I’m not actually convinced is a real doctor — but maybe that’s my issue. Meanwhile, Mrs. Patmore reminded us all what an incredible human she is by remaining at Mrs. Hughes’ side the whole time.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Are you glad Edith (sort of) found happiness? Are you worried about Mrs. Hughes? Drop me a comment with your personal review!
This week on Downton Abbey, it's the wedding of the year! Well, unless you count Mary and Matthew's nuptials. Which, um, most of you probably do. Nonetheless, (my beloved) Lady Edith at last marches down the aisle to tie the knot with older man Sir Anthony. But, this being Lady Edith's big day, it is, of course, a big disaster. Here's why:
RUNAWAY BRIDEGROOM | After Robert gives Edith's intended his grudging approval of their marriage — emphasis on the "grudging" — Sir Anthony tearfully leaves his would-be wife at the altar… you know, for her own good. (Grr!) But, while everyone is muttering about how it's for the best, brave Edith is preparing for the worst: a lifetime of spinsterhood. (How she manages to pull herself together without so much as a bowl of ice cream, I'll never know.)
DOWNTON JR. | Though Tom notes that the smaller property to which the Crawleys might be relocating would be considered "a fairy palace" by anyone but them, Robert is still all mopeypants about it. Cora, on the other hand, seems charmed by the notion of "Downton Place." (Just wait till she meets the landlord, Lady Amanda Woodward!)
WE'RE IN THE MONEY | Matthew's insistence on not using his inheritance to save Downton Abbey becomes even more ridiculous after a letter from Reggie makes it clear that neither he nor Lavinia held his betrayal with Mary against him. Only when Mary is able to prove that Lavinia had told her father the whole (sordid) story does her thick-headed better half finally — finally! — relent.
HEALTH CLASS | After Carson discovers that Mrs. Hughes might have cancer, he blabs to Cora, who, in turn, reassures the only-possibly-dying woman that, no matter what, she'll be looked after. But it's all much ado about nothing, because, before long, Mrs. Hughes learns that she's cancer-free. Overhearing the good news, Carson is so happy, he bursts into song — a love song, no less!
SCHEMERS AND DREAMERS | Thomas paints an even larger target on his back by starting a rumor that Mrs. O'Brien is leaving Downton Abbey. Anna counsels Daisy not to be the aggressor in her (quite-obviously-desired) relationship with Alfred. Ethel goes back to Isobel's home for wayward women but leaves again without saying much of anything. And, while Bates thwarts an attempted set-up behind bars, his missus learns from Vera's neighbor that the deceased was scared witless of him.
Okay, your turn. What did you think of the episode? Could you believe Sir Anthony did that to Lady Edith? Were you with Matthew or Mary on the money issue? Do you think Bates might actually have killed Vera? Sound off below.