What a week it’s been. We came off of She Who Must Not Be Named and all other kinds of hot mess outfits at the VMAs and ended with Daniel Radcliffe doing this (above). A lot going on. Here are the best, worst, and WTF celebrity looks of the week — end of August.
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September 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Cate Blanchett is known for her super sharp fashion tastes. She’s always the face of something or other, and for high end labels. Oh and she’s also an Oscar winning actress or whatever. She’s also known for taking daring fashion risks that sometimes do not pay off. I think this is one of them.
This is the dress Ms. Blanchett wore to the Blue Jasmine screening at the Deauville Film Festival in France.
September 1, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Cate Blanchett is an ethereal blonde goddess whose milky skin and floaty Australian lilt make the heavens sing. Well, okay, I don’t feel that strongly at all about her, but lots of people do, and one of those people is Georgio Armani, who have named Cate as the face of the fashion house’s new fragrance, Si.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been confirmed as the new face of Giorgio Armani Parfums, a division of L’Oréal Luxe.
Blanchett, who is rehearsing for a play with Isabelle Huppert at the Sydney Theatre Company, will be the face of an advertising campaign for a new eau de parfum called “Sí” that will hit shelves at the end of the summer.
The confirmation comes after weeks of unsubstantiated buzz following press reports about a fragrance collaboration between the actress and Giorgio Armani, who have a long-standing professional relationship. Blanchett has often worn Armani creations on the red carpet and openly expressed admiration of him.
Cate is great, so we’re all for this. As for Armani, I’ve not really smelled any of their stuff (I’m more of a Gucci girl when it comes to perfume, lately) but I’ll give it a sniff when I’m in Sephora.
May 20, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
You want to know who we haven’t talked about in almost two years? Well, lots of people. But specifically speaking, the answer to that question is Cate Blanchett, although ‘Cate Blanchett’ could be the answer to many questions, including things like, “Who’s so ungodly gorgeous it’s pretty much unfair,” and “Who is the best-looking forty-three year-old you know,” and “Who’s going to be in the Lincoln Center Festival this summer,” because ‘Cate Blanchett’ would definitely be the answer to all three of those questions.
Cate on what it means to bring the production of Uncle Vanya to the Lincoln Center Festival:
“It’s an absolute privilege, and it’s wonderful to be juxtaposed against all the other extraordinary things that you program for the Lincoln Center Festival. Often when theater is talked about in New York, it is talked about as if it were a sort of homogeneous blob. There are so many different types of audiences in New York, and we are very excited to be there in a festival context because it generates a way of looking for an audience that’s very different than if we were doing a four-month run. There is a special, ‘see it now or you miss it’ feeling that we are all very excited by.”
Andrew and Cate on the extraordinary company they’ve put together in Sydney, Australia:
Andrew: “We are incredibly fortunate to have Jacki Weaver playing Nana and John Bell playing Serebryakov, and it’s definitely been—for us personally as artistic directors—one of our favorite projects. I think [this production of Uncle Vanya] has all the things that separate good theater from a great theater experience. There was just this serendipity around the way that piece of programming happened. It found its own voice, it found its own time, it found its own cast, it found its own director, and now it is finding this lovely extended life.”
Cate: “But I think when more theater companies tour to New York with increasing regularity, you start to get a sense of the breadth and the interesting nature of the work that is going on in Australia, because Australia is not necessarily internationally associated with a strong theatrical culture. As you said, Nigel, film is such an international medium, and our sporting prowess is well understood internationally, but I think, on a diplomatic level it does diversify the perception of what Australia is capable of culturally. That was a big ambition for Andrew and me when we returned to Australia to lead the company. We knew from direct experience the depth of talent in Australia, and it was a big ambition for us to get the work out.”
Andrew on he and Cate’s decision to step down in a year or so from the artistic directorship of the Sydney Theatre Company:
“It is the end of our time. We are in the second year of our second contract. It feels as if in Sydney, and Australia in general, there is a lot of vitality and change going on in the performing arts, certainly in theater. It just feels about the right time to finish, really; it’s definitely right for us. It’s been not great for me as a writer, and that’s just to do with the size of the job. And it’s tied Cate to the company. I just think it is the right time to go; we have done our time.”
So for all you haters out there, this is where Cate’s career has gone. Granted, lots of you might think that theater is a gigantic step up from big-screen acting, and for those of you who do, isn’t this just super? It’s definitely sad that she’s going to be leaving the Sydney Theatre Company, but she’s going to do big things wherever she goes, really.
June 2, 2012 at 8:00 am by Sarah
Hey, so the Tony Awards happened. The Tony Awards are like the Oscars but for old people. I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t the Oscars for old people now too?” The answer is yes. The Oscars were actually always for old people, but we didn’t understand that until they started broadcasting in HD. The Tony Awards are for older people. Older people who attend thee-ah-tah.
These people are too old to really be that mean to, except for Cate Blanchett, because she looks about mid-beamed by Scotty. But there also aren’t a lot of fashion risks, so pretty much everything is standard breath-taking. I guess I could make fun of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s dress, but, truth be told, I think she looks pretty stunning. (No, the photos aren’t labeled, because Jesus Christ do you people think I’m made of free time? but you can easily tell which one is Jada because she’s the black person at the Tonys.)*
Paula Abdul emerged from the dark, dark pillbox of her life to … I don’t know. I have no idea why she was at the Tonys. Did a Coke cup need to be pointed toward the camera?
Scarlett Johannson was a fucking goddamn knockout, showed up with husband Ryan Reynolds, and won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play. But that’s cool, yo, because Alanis Morrissette married the rapper dude who knocked her up, so, like, whatever, Scarlett, you can take your perfect goddamn life and fellate Dave Coulier with it in a movie theater.
Kristen Chenoweth: I want your dress and your voice and your shoes and your perfect, perfect eating disorder. HOW DO YOU DO IT ALL???
*I am going to get in trouble for saying this. There were other black people there, and some of them even won Tonys. Noting this earlier would not have made my joke funnier.
June 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm by Evil Beet
Cate Blanchett, Kevin Spacey, Matthew Fox and other faces you normally know from A-listy things joined together in Portofino, Italy to shoot a commercial for Swiss watch company, IWC. Considering how much they were all being paid to be there, all the stars looked content and glad to pal around with one another on set. Knowing that these pics are from the set of a watch ad and not stills from a Christmas 2010 movie release is… kinda crazy to think about.