James Franco and Anne Hathaway re-enact 'Grease'
February 24th, 2011
04:22 PM ET

James Franco and Anne Hathaway re-enact 'Grease'

Will James Franco and Anne Hathaway have any chemistry when they host Sunday's Oscars?

Judging by a video posted on Franco's Facebook page, they go together like rama-lama-lama… you know the rest. As part of the awards ceremony's opening montage, the duo recreated scenes from several classic movies, including "Grease."

In Franco's 19-second clip, circus-like music plays over washed-out, home-movie-style footage of the actors reenacting Danny and Sandy's famous "You're the One That I Want" number at an amusement park funhouse (hello, Shake Shack!). Franco sports a retro '50s pompadour while Hathaway wears a mess of curls and skintight black spandex.

Which other classic film moments will the pair be performing? Find out when the Oscars airs live on ABC on February 27.

Franco, Hathaway on what to expect at the Oscars
February 23rd, 2011
05:15 PM ET

Franco, Hathaway on what to expect at the Oscars

Don't expect any Ricky Gervais-style jokes when Anne Hathaway and James Franco host the Academy Awards on Sunday.

"I can guarantee that if you’re looking for someone to call people out, we’re not your hosts," Hathaway, who is collaborating on jokes with the show's writers, told the Hollywood Reporter.

"I think that humor is really difficult to pull off, and I’m not particularly adept at it," she continued. "I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it. Also, I don’t mean to sound overly serious, but I am the youngest host in history and I have no business being cynical or calling anyone out. I certainly haven’t earned the right to do that."

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Anne Hathaway: 'SNL' character wasn't really Katie Holmes
November 23rd, 2010
01:45 PM ET

Anne Hathaway: 'SNL' character wasn't really Katie Holmes

Though her recent "Saturday Night Live" impersonation of Katie Holmes was spot-on, Anne Hathaway insists she wasn't even attempting to imitate the actress.

"It wasn't really Katie Holmes; it was more [her 'Dawson's Creek' character] Joey Potter," Hathaway told the Hollywood Reporter of the November 20 skit, which had Holmes fidgeting with her hair, slouching bashfully, and frequently becoming breathless and at a loss for words while being interviewed by Miley Cyrus (Vanessa Bayer) on the mock talk show "Pretty Cool."

While the 28-year-old "Love and Other Drugs" star may have had Holmes acting spacey throughout the sketch, she swears she meant no offense.

"I was a teenager when 'Dawson's Creek' was airing, and I was a pretty avid fan," explains Hathaway, "so it just sort of came from that."

Anne Hathaway's relationship deal breaker? Fraud
October 19th, 2010
11:23 AM ET

Anne Hathaway's relationship deal breaker? Fraud

Anne Hathaway is one actress who clearly has a sense of humor.

Hathaway opens up about romantic relationships in Vogue's November cover story, and when the interviewer asked her what her “deal breakers” are when it comes to men, she paused for a moment before responding, “Uh . . . fraud?” and exploding with laughter.

Read the full interview with Anne Hathaway

The actress was of course referencing her ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, who in 2008 was sentenced to more than four years in prison on fraud charges. She spoke with the magazine about the fallout from the high profile relationship, which she said has made her “wary.” FULL POST

September 25th, 2009
11:49 AM ET

Finding the good ... everywhere!

Look what you've started!  Not only has your response to our little "TMZ antidote" been overwhelming (and heartwarming), but suddenly do-gooding celebs are coming out of the woodwork!

Thursday, the Clinton Global Initiative honored Brad Pitt for helping to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.  So far, Pitt's "Make It Right" project has completed 13 eco-friendly single-family houses in the city's Ninth Ward, all with such features as "green roofs" which dramatically reduce heating and cooling costs.  Pitt says the project's goal is to build 150 such houses.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood trade paper Variety hosted a "Power of Women" luncheon in Beverly Hills, and I don't know whether it was a coincidence, or they were just sucking up to you Find The Good readers, but it seemed everyone wanted to discuss their charitable work:

  • Christina Aguilera was honored for her role in the World Hunger Relief program.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis talked about her involvement with Starlight Starbright, which she says helped her young son when he landed in the hospital with a ruptured spleen a few years back.
  • "Mad Men" star and shark lover January Jones told us about her work to save the world's oceans with Oceana.
  • One of my favorite actresses, Maria Bello, discussed being an active member of the Save Darfur Coalition.
  • And perhaps most apropos to this blog, Anne Hathaway is one of many celebs working with Service Nation, which is trying to "inspire a new era of voluntary citizen service."

Because reading about all of these worthy causes is great, but at some point, you do want to get involved, right?

September 24th, 2009
09:30 PM ET

Doing lunch with Hollywood hotties

Here's to the ladies who lunch (to quote Stephen Sondheim)!

Anne Hathaway, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Aguilera, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mad Men's January Jones and Eva Longoria Parker were just a few of the stars who turned out for a "Power of Women" luncheon in Beverly Hills today.

Impressions:

  • I had to stifle the urge to call Jamie Lee the "Activia" lady.  She's always great on an arrival line–smart, real, passionate and refreshingly candid.  She said she didn't give a hoot about fashion and just slips on a black cocktail dress for this kind of event.
  • Eva stepped from behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GTC convertible looking like a million bucks.  Or, if you  throw in the price of the car, like $1.2 million.
  • It wouldn't surprise me if January didn't finish her meal.  She's just a wisp of a gal– tipping the scales at maybe 90 lbs.  I saw her outside later smoking a cig.  That may be her diet secret!
  • Sigourney.  Wow!  Tall, regal and refined, erudite yet approachable.   I would follow her into battle.
  • Anne.  Dressed to the nines (as usual) in what she called a "frock".  She laughingly referred to the color of her dress as "moutarde", saying "mustard" didn't sound as elegant.   She's an impossible combo– goofy and elegant at the same time.  And utterly charming.
  • Christina.  Can't tell you what she was like.  She posed for still photographers, but skipped out on the TV crews!   Hope there's a next time!
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