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Jared Leto Thanks Fans, All Three Hemsworth Brothers & After-Parties Galore: What You Missed at TIFF

The Toronto Film Festival: What You Missed

Originally posted 09/09/2013 11:15AM

Got a hankering for poutine and Molson Ice? No wonder: It's time for the Toronto International Film Festival!

With more than 300 films from 60-plus countries being screened, Hollywood's biggest stars come to Canada to promote their next big project. From a pregnant Kate Winslet to a gracious Jared Leto, here's what you missed at TIFF:

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Kate Winslet's Bump vs. Anna Wintour's Smile – What Was the Best Accessory of the Weekend? | Anna Wintour, Kate Winslet, Kerry Washington

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Kate Winslet Debuts Her Bump, Anna Wintour Shows Off Her (Gasp!) Smile & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 09/09/2013 06:00AM

If you haven't changed out of your pajamas since you got home from work Friday night, well, we assume Anna Wintour wouldn't be so happy. So what is turning her frown upside down this ever-fashionable weekend?

Break out your heels because here are five things you might have missed if you weren't sitting runway-side:

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Expectant Kate Winslet Feels 'Completely Great' | Kate Winslet

Expectant Kate Winslet Feels 'Completely Great'

Originally posted 09/07/2013 09:00PM

"It's such a pleasure to be able to be here and still be permitted on an airplane," the actress jokes to PEOPLE

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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More in Toronto! | Kate Hudson

Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More Stars in Fun Photo Shoots at the Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM

While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.

Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.

"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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5 Surprises from the Toronto Film Festival | Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Toronto International Film Festival: Top 5 Surprises

Originally posted 09/15/2012 03:00PM

Some things you totally see coming – that Bill Murray would be a great FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson, for instance. Or that Ben Affleck's Argo, about rescuing American embassy workers in Iran, would somehow nail the Hollywood satire/nail-biting escape genre. (Oh, who are we kidding? It created the Hollywood satire/nail-biting escape genre – and it's getting Oscar buzz to boot.)

Still, some things out of the Toronto International Film Festival continue to surprise, even now that the show's over.

Here are a few:

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How Johnny Depp Showed His Support for the West Memphis Three at TIFF | Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Teams Up with Damien Echols at Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/12/2012 05:20PM

Johnny Depp waved to fans, looking calm and casual as he made his way down the red carpet last week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

It could have been just another premiere – another work obligation, another red carpet – for the actor, except he wasn't promoting himself or even a movie he worked on.

By his side: someone who is not a celebrity, but has been thrust into the spotlight nonetheless. In the same week PEOPLE printed a first-look at his new memoir, Life After Death, Damien Echols, one third of the so-called West Memphis Three, stood beside Depp at the Canadian premiere of the Amy Berg-directed documentary, West of Memphis, which Echols produced with his wife, Lorri Davis, about the the 1993 murder case.

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Penn Badgley Tackles His Most Serious Role Yet – and Sings!

Penn Badgley Sings in Serious Role for Greetings from Tim Buckley

Originally posted 09/10/2012 06:00PM

For the past few years, he's played brainy Dan Humphrey on the CW series Gossip Girl, but now, Penn Badgley is ready to take on more serious roles – and be a part-time musician.

In his new film, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Badgley, 25, plays (and sings as) late singer Jeff Buckley.

"For the first time I can say that I'm incredibly excited to be an actor and have done something creative that I'm proud of," Badgley tells PEOPLE from the Toronto International Film Festival. "I really want to focus on is the fact that this is a movie where I'm acting."

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Selena Gomez Puts Fans First in Toronto | Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens

Selena Gomez & Vanessa Hudgens's 'Elegant' Night in Toronto

Originally posted 09/10/2012 06:00AM

The Spring Breakers head north!

Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens (and about 48 others from the cast of Spring Breakers) reunited for dinner – sans James Franco – in the private dining room at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge in Toronto on Friday night.

"Selena was stunning and very excited about being here," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Both girls looked very elegant."

Upon arriving, Gomez took a slight detour before entering the restaurant.



"There were some young girls waiting on the red carpet set up outside. She sidestepped her handler and took some Thelma and Louise style photos with her fans," a source says.

"She also signed a 9-year-old boy's baseball cap ... and demanded Vanessa do the same."

"It was all very cute, she was so sweet to do it," the source adds.
– Kristin Boehm

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Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto | Amy Adams, Keira Knightley

Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto

Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM

That's one full house!

The Soho House celebrated the second day of the Toronto Film Festival on Friday with parties for Imogene, The Master and Anna Karenina.

Trudie Styler was one of the first guests to arrive. Wearing a white dress, Styler – who co-produced Imogene – sipped on a Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail and happily greeted Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss, who star in the film.

Upstairs, The Master star Amy Adams arrived in an elegant black dress and spent most of the party chatting with guests.

Julianne Moore was also spotted mingling with guests and relaxing after a busy day of festival activities.

Meanwhile at the Anna Karenina bash, Keira Knightley – who wore a black Elie Saab Haute Couture gown – spent most of the evening talking with costar Aaron Johnson and his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood.



Nearby, Jude Law enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail as he laughed with friends.

On Saturday, Soho House hosted an event following the premiere of Silver Linings Playbook: The film's star Bradley Cooper held court on a corner couch, snacking and chatting with other guests.

Chris O'Dowd and new wife, Dawn Porter were also in attendance and enjoyed seafood salads, meatballs and other light fare.

Woody Harrelson happily posed for photos with fans, while Alexander Skarsgard enjoyed a beer with female friend.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul – in town to promote Smashed – also made the scene, chatting with fans and fellow stars alike. He even recounted when he and fiancé Lauren Parsekian saw Sally Field on a recent flight and "were completely starstruck," says a source. "But she had the same reaction toward him!" Who wouldn't?

Also in the club: Happy couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who hung out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Glee star Chord Overstreet, who was sporting a hat, chatted up Krasinski a bit.


– Kristin Boehm and Lesley Messer

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