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Rooney Mara Books Calvin Klein Campaign

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Since we’re sharing news of fragrance campaigns, Rooney Mara has become the face of Calvin Klein’s new scent, ‘Downtown’. Calvin Klein just reminds me of CKOne and CKBe and therefore the brand has lost its cool factor but who knows, maybe the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can bring it back!

From WWD again:

The fragrance campaign will feature print ads as well a commercial from Mara’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher.

Mara said in a statement: “I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances. It’s an honor to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising.”

A legacy of breakthrough advertising? You’ve already got the job, girl – no need to lay it on so thick. Also, why is David Fincher going to direct? Seems like a weird combo, but he’s pretty solid, so that could be a good sign.

Stars Go Punk At The Met Gala: See The Best And Worst

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Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.

BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller

WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.

PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway

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Rooney Mara Will Do Anything She’s Told, But Won’t Do Reverse Cowboy

Rooney Mara has always been an absolute f-cking weirdo (even Channing Tatum, her co-star in the upcoming thriller Side Effects, thinks so) and she’s not showing any signs of toning down the crazy if her interview with director Stephen Soderbergh about the film in the new issue of Interview (via NY Daily News) is anything to judge by.

It goes a little something like this: Rooney doesn’t mind getting naked on screen or simulating sex with her fellow actor because there’s nothing to be ashamed of in the human body. She’ll basically do anything that a director tells her to do, no matter how debauched. However, she does have some amount of dignity – she draws the line at doing reverse cowgirl (????).

“I just do what I’m told, when I’m told,” she says. “There is a line, though — like when you asked me to do reverse cowgirl with Channing and I put my foot down. If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense and I trust the person making the film — and I regret my decision to trust you now that I know you more — then I don’t see a problem with it. I certainly don’t want to be involved in anything that is gratuitous, but I don’t think the human body is something to be ashamed of.

“Every other person on the planet has the same parts as I do. So seeing them shouldn’t be a huge shock to most people,” she says.

I mean, I feel you – people’s bodies are nothing to lose your mind over because we’ve all got them and the less we sensationalize things like this, the less of a big deal it’ll be and on a bigger scale, the less issues women will have in the wider world, which treats breasts and vaginas like things to be coveted, ogled, chased after, etc. We won’t go down that road, but whatever.

The issue I have here is that she does what she’s told, when she’s told. I suppose you could frame that as her just doing her job and being a good employee, of sorts, as you want to honour the director’s vision and all that bull, but that’d be the day I’d do something I was extremely uncomfortable with for the sake of seeming agreeable. And believe me, I draw the line far before the reverse cowgirl.

Kate Mara is SO Much Hotter Than Her Sister

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In fact, Kate Mara is so hot that ever since I saw her in Brokeback Mountain, she makes me want to do things to her.  Nice things.  Yes, I have girl-crushes, and yes, I have affinity for redheads.  Deal with it.

But this isn’t about me, and certainly not about the way Kate Mara’s lips make me feel.  This is about the fact that she is so much more… full of life than her sister Rooney.  Kate Mara stars in Netflix’s new remix of the British miniseries House of Cards along with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and I know I’m going to be watching it because the reviews are so flattering. The show is directed by David Fincher, who was responsible for some of the greatest movies ever (Se7en, Fight Club), and for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, where the ‘Mara connection’ comes from, I suppose.  Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure:
 

Quad-Quotables: The Coolest W Shoot I’ve Ever Seen

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“Chris Farley[was my favorite person of the 90's]. I thought he was hilarious. Growing up, I used to watch Saturday Night Live just to see him. He threw his whole body into the parts he played: He’d become red and sweaty and frantic. When he died, it was really significant for me.”

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“Madonna [is the icon of the 80's]. She’s the icon. She’s wholly her own person.”

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“I think skinny jeans and micro-miniskirts are very unfriendly. I’ve been known to wear both, but on some days it seems like they were invented to make you feel bad about yourself.”

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“Paper Moon [is my favorite 70's movie]. I saw it only last year. David [Fincher] made me watch it, and I think I’ve seen it five times since then… I love that ending—it’s not too happy-happy.”

Well that was kind of neat, huh? And how about these pictures? God, Rooney Mara doesn’t even look like Rooney Mara.

Quotables: Channing Tatum Thinks Rooney Mara’s Real F-cking Weird

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“Rooney can get this glazed over like look in her eyes that you’re like, ‘Oh, God! I hope I never see that coming my way.’ She’s the most mousy and terrifying person I’ve ever met. She’s such a little introvert. She’s also the sweetest little thing you’ve ever met.”

This is … ahem, Channing, talking about his co-star in the upcoming drama, ‘The Bitter Pill‘. Rooney plays a housewife that’s addicted to prescription medications, and has a husband (Channing) who’s about to be released from prison. Stressful times, folks. Stressful times.

With regard to Channing’s comments on Rooney, I think it’s safe to say that he’s probably in some big trouble after all this. I mean, Rooney Mara’s a movie star destroyer. Can you imagine what she’d do to the lowly Channing if she knew that he’d been talking some rambling, babbling, frightened shit about her because he was caught up in the moment and thought his remarks would be kept private? I shudder to consider it all.

This is what I want to know, though—is she mousy or is she terrifying? Is she sweet or is she scary? I’m just not quite sure where Channing’s trying to go with this, but there is one thing I’m sure about—Channing Tatum is one of the stupidest f-cking names I’ve ever heard in life. It positively screams, “CONTRIVED STAGE NAME! INSTANT MOVIE STAR—JUST ADD MUSCLES AND MUMBLING!” Seriously, can we forget about Rooney Mara for a hot second and just focus on that for a little while?

Love It or Leave It: Rooney Mara’s Got Hair

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So, is it me, or does Rooney Mara kind of look like a long-lost Olsen twin with this long, ratty-looking, two-toned hair? The ‘do is for her upcoming movie, ‘The Bitter Pill’, which, according to IMDB, is about a lady learning to cope with her husband after his release from prison:

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband’s upcoming release from prison.

Others in the film include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, and Jude Law.

Also, I realize that we kind of go back and forth about Rooney Mara here on the site. No, really, we do. A lot of you guys are probably saying, “Why, what has Rooney ever done to you?” but it’s because a lot of other people think that Rooney-girl’s gotten a little big for her britches since this whole ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ business. Don’t you remember what she said about her guest role on ‘Law & Order: SVU’? Something to the tune of it being “awful” and “stupid” and how people are “so obsessed with that show” and she doesn’t understand why? And then when we’d gone and almost forgotten about her bridge-burning ways, she went and slammed her role in the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ reboot? This is, and I quote, what she had to say about the epic role of Nancy Thompson:

“You kind of learn to self-sabotage with things you don’t want to get. Sometimes you don’t want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That’s kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street – I didn’t even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] ‘F*ck. I definitely got that’.”

I’m sorry. I just can’t get behind something that awful-sounding. Honestly, I didn’t think the movie was that bad, and to be quite frank, it was apparent that Rooney didn’t want the role that other girls in her position probably would have killed for, because she was definitely the worst part of the movie. I mean, the word “miscast” doesn’t even come close.

Wonder how soon she’ll throw ‘The Bitter Pill’ under the bus after all’s said and done. Unless, you know, the film gets all kinds of awards and accolades. Then I’m sure she’ll keep her big, fat mouth shut.