Actress Rooney Mara has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood, especially after her roles in The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Her natural talent and effortless beauty definitely put her on the list of "it" girls and as if that were not enough, she has a heart of gold.
Here are 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Rooney Mara:
1. Rooney Mara is widely considered football royalty due to the fact that her paternal great-grandfather founded the New York Giants while her maternal grandfather founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2. Mara stands at just 5'3".
3. Almost every piercing that Rooney rocks on screen as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are real piercings that the actress already had.
4. Rooney is of Italian and Irish descent. Her last name, Mara, is a variation of O'Mara.
5. Her full birth name is Patricia Rooney Mara.
6. Both Rooney and her older sister Kate Mara appeared in Best Picture Oscar nominated films in the same year - The Social Network and 127 Hours (respectively).
7. Before Rooney Mara was officially cast as Lisbeth Salander in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, actresses Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Emily Browning, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson, and Evan Rachel Wood were considered for the role.
8. Rooney is the founder of the non-profit organization Faces of Kibera.
9. Her most influential actress is Gena Rowlands.
10. The break up scene between Rooney Mara and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network ran eight script pages and took 99 takes.
Have you seen Girl With the Dragon Tattoo yet?
Hey there fellow Buzzing bees,
I am a little out of the loop from recent events, but slowly coming back to the happenings in Celebrityville. Plus I wanted to say "Haaaaay!" and chat for a bit.
I just finished my first semester of my second attempt at college (ahahaa) and I totally nailed my A's and B's only goal! So I have a lot more down time now. Sweeet.
How do you guys think your school grades are coming along? Good? Not so good?
Speaking of not so good, my house was burglarized by a couple that I knew for about a year.
That was kind of a slap from reality - trust no one. You know, other than your besties! And while these two people were grabbing my Playstation 3 and laptop my so called "attack" cats were not doing their jobs.
Instead of doing this:
they were probably still doing stuff like this:
Anyhow they're in the process of being handled by our fine police force here and that's what they get for effin' with the wrong bitch.
So naturally the next prgoression would be for me to get the flu.
I'm still fighting the battle, but the worst is over with.
Thanks to all of that combined I missed a few Celebrity of the Week and other posts, but blogging shall now resume for those of you who even take intrest in my posts ahahaaha!!
I've also recently found myself completely obsessed with "Into the Fire" by Thirteen Senses:
Oh, and speaking of obsessed - since I live in Florida and it only gets cold here for a few weeks out of the year I have been loving these cold fronts lately because that means coat weather! I am totally completely utterly obsessed with coat weather so I give you a visual assortment of my current Coat Lusts:
I am completely diggin' Angelina Jolie's coat there. Is that Saint John? (I kid, I kid.)
So new and exciting things are going on in your lives? Pray tell!
Also, riddle me this: Which celebrities would you like to see more coverage of?
love you guys!
Director Alex Prager decided to get together with stars such as Brad Pitt, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gossling, George Clooney and others for Touch of Evil - Prager's latest project turning today's celebrities into iconic villains from classic films.
So how did it turn out?
Um, ridiculously awesome!
Take a look at some of the images from the project below:
Mia Wasikowska channels The Home Wrecker
Brad Pitt as Henry Spencer in Eraserhead
Gary Oldman as the ventriloquist dummy in Magic
Rooney Mara as Alex in A Clockwork Orange
George Clooney as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty
Viola Davis as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Check out the Video Gallery featuring more stars and great footage, courtesy of The New York Times.
For the full photo gallery Click Here.
I love it! What do you think - Awesome or Awful?
Which is your favorite?
Is it just me or is there something about this time of year that goes hand in hand with love?
It seems to swirl in the fall air like a leaf caught in the wind - being swept away.
Not to mention that it's the perfect weather for curling up in front of a good movie,
but the movies on this list are not just any sort of flicks.
These movies are guaranteed to give you that good deep lovin' feeling
- whether it be platonic, unrequited, or true.
(in no particular order)
Across the Universe
Starring Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess
This film, inspired by music by The Beatles, is an insta-classic. This story is not just about bad boy Jude (Sturgess) falling for good girl Lucy (Wood) - it's about every sort of love you could possibly name. That is what makes this movie so moving.
Scene: Love is All You Need
Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGreggor
A bohemian musical about love? Score!
In this film writer Christian (McGreggor) tells a story about the forbidden love of his life, Satine (Kidman), and the loss that follows their every move.
Scene: Elephant Love Medley
Friends with Benefits
Starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake
This film takes on and answers that age old question of if two people can only have a sexual relationship without getting feelings involved with a big fat "No!" as Dylan (Timberlake) moves to NYC and falls for his new friend Jamie (Kunis).
Scene: Flash Mob
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Yeah, I know you had to have seen this one coming.
We pretty much all love the story of penniless Jack (DiCaprio) falling in love with debutante Rose (Winslet) on an ill-fated ship.
The Young Victoria
Starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend
One of my own personal favorites, this movie follows Queen Victoria (Blunt) from childhood to corronation and through the true love she finds with Prince Albert (Friend).
Not only is it a great love story, but it is true and rare in a world when marriage came with strings attached.
Scene: Swan Song
Starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gossling
Well this is a Duh!
One cannot make a list of movie lovin' without the story Noah (Gossling) and Allie (McAdams) falling in love over a lifetime.
Starring Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, and Emma Thompson
This romantic comedy has one all-star British cast and lots of stories to tell.
David (Grant) is Prime Minister and falls for his secretary, Peter (Lincoln) is in love with his best friend's new bride Juliet (Knightley), Jamie (Firth) finds out his girlfriend is cheating on him and retreats to his French cottage where he falls for his maid.
The best part about this film is all of the stories within it. Some end with a kiss and a smile while others end so bittersweetly, but this isn't love perfectly, it's love actually.
Scene: You are Perfect
Starring Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp
It's wonderful and heartwarming to see the way author J.M. Barrie (Depp) finds himself platonically attached to Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Winslet) and her four young boys and writes one of the most captivating stories from their inspiration: Peter Pan.
Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner
If you are wondering what makes The Twilight Saga so special, let me break it down for you like this...
People usually end up wanting what they can't have and since the chances of a super hot vampire like Edward (Pattinson) and a super hot werewolf like Jacob (Lautner) falling for us is pretty much Zip, we cheer for and live vicariously through the one they do love
- Bella (Stewart).
It's a bit like going to Hogwarts via Harry Potter or chilling with Chewbacca via Han Solo.
Scene: Cafeteria Introductions
Walk the Line
Starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix
It is a rare opportunity that we get to see the life, in depth, of someone like Johnny Cash (Phoenix), but one can't help but be smitten with his determination to finally
marry June Carter (Witherspoon).
Scene: Stolen Kiss
Starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley
Cecelia (Knightley) comes from a very wealthy family and finds herself head over heels for the gardener, Robbie (McAvoy). After a series of various run-ins, the two finally profess their love for one another only to be torn apart as Cecelia's little sister sends Robbie to jail (and therefore the Army) over something she thought she knew.
Scene: Last Tea
So there you have it! My list of 11 Movies Guaranteed to Bring the Warm Fuzzies.
You are probably feeling a little bit warmer inside just from reading the list and watching scenes.
Just in case you didn't notice: Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley made the list twice each!
What movie gives you the warmest of all warm and fuzzy feelings?
Let's face it - Jacob Black could own a shirt, but why would we want him to?
A few of the things we know about Breaking Dawn - Part 1 actor Taylor Lautner:
- He can act
- He looks great pretty much always,
- and, since Bella doesn't seem to want him we will totally take him off of her hands!
Let's see if we can learn a few more tidbits about the Abduction star with
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Taylor Lautner:
1) Taylor is of German, French, Dutch, and Native American descent.
2) Last year, he was named Hollywood's highest paid teen actor!
3) Taylor's favorite band is Kings of Leon.
4) He started studying Martial Arts at the age of 7 and has won international Karate tournaments.
5) One of Taylor's closest friends? Selena Gomez!
6) He is terrified of sharks.
7) In high school, Taylor was voted 'Best Smile' by his fellow Juniors.
8) Taylor was dubbed one of the youngest celebrity hosts of Saturday Night Live when he hosted in December 2009.
9) He played high school football during his freshman and junior years.
10) Lautner has his roles to thank for his hot physique.
He hit the gym to gain 30lbs of muscle for New Moon and also went through intense boxing, fighting, swimming, and motorcycle training for Abduction.
We love you Taylor Lautner!
Have you ever wanted a Twilight Saga cake?
Well, even if you didn't, here is a compilation of 20 Awesome Twilight Saga Cakes!
Nothing says "hardcore fan" quite like themed pastries.
Except for a tattoo...
Would you ever order a Twilight themed cake?
If so, Who would you want on it?
I could probably eat a Jasper or Jane cupcake right about now.
Sylvs here checking in for another Trend Spotting report!
Fashion lately has been pretty out of this world,
figuratively and almost literally.
There are a ton of looks that I am so stoked about this fall,
though I am definitely vibing with keeping it natural, yet colorful.
(Think hot pink clutches!)
The temperature may be beginning to drop, but that does not mean that
we must bundle up in bad fashion. Who says it's wrong to look amazing while just sitting around the house?
Here are a few things I have picked up from scoping out the trend pool.
Colorful or Muted Nails:
The best colors, depending on the outfit of course, are black, hot pink, jade, nude, and white.
Black, white, and nude being the best to tone down colorful garb or the others to add splash to a dark ensemble.
Locket or Pocket Necklaces:
Honey Bee Mine Locket - $16.99 - ModCloth
Necklace in Wonderland - $24.99 - ModCloth
Fashionably Late Pocket Watch Necklace - $27.99 - ModCloth
Locket Me Now - $19.99 - ModCloth
Very Important Date Pocket Watch Necklace - $19.99 - ModCloth
For me, Fall always brings with it the whistful feel of nostalgia in the air and these pieces capture that perfectly.
Tastty-GGlitter Pumps - $109.95 - Betsey Johnson
Charlotte Russe - $20
Gabriella Rocha Peep-Toes - $63
P-Patty Mary Janes - $58.99 - Steve Madden
Old Navy - $25
"Glitter" heels are the absolute best way to turn serious into playful and fun!
Animal Print Scarves:
David & Young - $18.00
Ombre Scarf - $38.00 - Jessica Simpson
Nordstrom - $48.00
Express - $19.99
Leopard Infinity - $12.50 - Charlotte Russe
Like I said earlier, a natural touch. There really is never a time that animal print is not chic, but it is definitely best for Fall frolic. Speaking of nature, this leads us to the last, and cutest, trend of the lot.
Animal Instinct Rings:
A Dove and Beyond - $9.99 - ModCloth
Crafty Companion - $14.99 - ModCloth
Self-Trot Fashionista - $14.99 - ModCloth
Some-Bunny Special - $9.99 - ModCloth
How adorable are those rings?
Not only will they look super cute on you, but they will also strike up equally precious conversation.
How do you feel about these trends?
Would you/Do you rock them?
Los Angeles native Kristen Stewart is taking on the town bigger and badder than she probably ever hoped to as Bella in the uber succesful Twilight Saga - but she is definitely not just about acting.
We know from Into the Wild and The Runaways that she has other talents, though what seems to draw me most to Kristen is her cucumber cool personality.
She is going to say what she wants, do what she wants, wear what she wants, and choose the roles that she wants all without giving a damn what anyone thinks.
Some people see that as arrogance, I see them as jealous.
With boyfriend Robert Pattinson firmly at her side she is now ready to kick ass and take names as one of the most sought after young actresses around. And is it just me or does she seem to be flashing that smile of hers way more often now?
Even though all of that alone is enough to qualify Kristen to be named this and ranked that,
none of those reasons factors in this week.
So why Kristen Stewart?
Well, because come 12:01AM Friday morning - Bella Swan will become Bella Cullen in the highly anticipated Breaking Dawn - Part 1!
Here comes the bride and it is her week to shine.
Here is a look back at some 2011 moments and memories of
Celebrity of the Week: Kristen Stewart!
Kristen Stewart in Vogue magazine.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner cement their status as superstars outside of Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Vogue Italia magazine
2011 People's Choice Awards
2011 Los Angeles Film Festival
GQ UK magazine
With boyfriend Robert Pattinson at the 2011 People's Choice Awards
2011 MET Costume Institute Gala
2011 Glamour Awards
Valentino Resort 2011
2011 MTV Movie Awards
2011 Comic-Con red carpet
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jimmy Kimmell Live
Are you counting down the days until Breaking Dawn - Part 1
hits theaters yet?
With all of the Twilight-Mania buzzing around actor Robert Pattinson, I am quite sure that any super fan would know just about eveything about the British hottie.
For the rest of us though, here are 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Robert Pattinson:
1. Robert Pattinson learned to drive (in 10 hours) on the set of Twilight.
2. Water for Elephants was not Robert's first movie with actress Resse Witherspoon. He played the older version of her son in the film Vanity Fair, but the scenes were cut from the final version.
3. Robert auditioned alongside over 3,000 other actors for the role of Edward Cullen.
4. Pattinson cites Jack Nicholson as his acting inspiration.
5. He remains good friends with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire co-stars Katie Leung and Stanislav Ianevski.
6. Robert learned to play piano at the age of 3, and took up guitar at age 5.
7. Robert Pattinson adores his fans. So much so that once when he was having a rough day, he invited one out to dinner!
8. Rob learned how to scuba dive for his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
9. His father is a car salesman.
10. Robert is a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler, who coinsidentally was the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's famed vampire Dracula.
Actress Megan Fox is more often seen as sexy than sultry and more grunge than glam, but the truth is that she is all of the above.
Yes, she has a smokin' hot body, sensational facial features, and some serious ink - but that doesn't mean that she cannot channel the likes of Elizabeth Taylor or Gretta Garbo!
You may remember that Fox was previously in some very sexy and racy ads for Armani jeans. (If you dont then check out "The Tip")
Now scope out Megan's new ad for Armani makeup and foundation:
Fox definitely knows how to turn on the va-va-voom!
Do you hear that?
I think vintage Hollywood is applauding.
What do you think about Megan's new ad for Armani?