10:57 AM EDT 04/25/2013
Originally posted 04/09/2013 06:00AM
When in Rome ... Gerard Butler dines like he's in Brooklyn!
Over the weekend, the actor was spotted checking out the original Antica Pesa outpost with girlfriend Madalina Ghenea. The couple enjoyed lunch on Saturday afternoon with Butler's Olympus Has Fallen costar Aaron Eckhart.
The actors were in Italy to promote their new flick, and they were were greeted personally by the restaurant's chef-owner Simone Panella, who prepared a selection of farm-to-table dishes for the stars. The two actors even posed with Panella and will join other celebrity guests on the wall of fame.
Their appetizers included artichoke and ricotta cheese pie; prosciutto and mozzarella cheese; octopus salad with Roman broccoli; grilled vegetables and a fresh vegetable followed by a small tasting of cacio e pepe pasta.
And for dessert they also indulged in tiramisu, white chocolate semifreddo and creme brulée – all while smoking Cohiba cigars.
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 12/03/2010 08:30AM
Keith Urban, watch out: Nicole Kidman has her eyes on another man – her on-screen husband.
In Rabbit Hole – a drama based on a stage play and starring Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a couple whose son had died in an accident – Eckhart, 42, sheds his shirt ... and proves himself an exceedingly buff heartthrob.
At Thursday's New York premiere, Kidman told PEOPLE that she "begged Eckhart to play opposite her," saying he'd make a terrific husband on and off-camera.
Originally posted 04/20/2010 11:15AM
Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys and America Ferrera have been summoned to jury duty – for New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Joining them on the judging panel will be Zach Braff, Aaron Eckhart, Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Peter Facinelli, Cheryl Hines and Whoopi Goldberg.
Their civic duty to the independent film community involves being holed up in screening rooms and together choosing their favorite entries – with 12 narrative films and 12 documentaries competing for $100,000 in cash prizes.
Originally posted 11/17/2009 07:10PM
Things are heating up for the hottest couple of the moment: actor Aaron Eckhart and model-turned-actress (and now jewelry designer) Molly Sims.
Reports first circulated last week that they shared an intimate dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Baton Rouge, followed by a report Tuesday that Sims gushed to friends, "Aaron's a great guy!"
Sources have now confirmed to PEOPLE that the two are in fact a couple and have been quietly dating for a few weeks.
Originally posted 09/16/2009 02:00PM
Expecting diva-like antics from Jennifer Aniston? No way, says her costar in the upcoming Love Happens.
"She was very easygoing, very effortless," Aaron Eckhart, 41, told PEOPLE at the movie's premiere in Westwood, Calif., Tuesday. "I think that's the word I want to use: effortless."
He explains, "She keeps good people around her. She's interested. She asks questions. She gets outside of herself and lives, I would say at the very least, an interesting life. It's not really always her own. She deals with it very well."
In between photo ops with Eckhart, Aniston, 40, attended Tuesday's premiere solo, smiling, taking pictures with fans, signing autographs and talking to press – though she kept her chatter brief.
Originally posted 06/17/2009 06:00PM
In the upcoming romantic drama Love Happens, the only person more confused than Jennifer Aniston is the self-help-author-with-a-secret Aaron Eckhart. "Can I say something with the acknowledgment my life is an experiment in really bad decisions: You're really messed up," the actress's character tells Eckhart in this sneak-peek trailer. The Universal Pictures movie opens Sept. 18. – Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 07/22/2008 03:05PM
Ladies, form an orderly line: Aaron Eckhart is single – and he isn't limited by geography in his search for a partner.
Asked at Monday's Leicester Square premiere of The Dark Knight if he'd ever settle down in London, Eckhart joked to reporters: "What's her name?"
"It's all about the girl," he added.
Originally posted 06/30/2008 08:25AM
Heath Ledger's maniacal twist on the Joker in The Dark Knight in no way resembled his true character off set – that of a proud father to his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, his costars say.
"Because he died people want a dark story [that] he was so obsessed with the character, he was so contaminated by the Joker and he couldn't sleep and all of that stuff," said costar Gary Oldman, who plays Lt. Jim Gordon in the film, adding that wasn't the case.
"In between takes he would sit on the curbside and smoke a cigarette and laugh and talk about his daughter Matilda," added Oldman Sunday at the press day for the film. "I thought he was just a beautiful kid. I thought he was just wonderful. I had a real affection for him.
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