09:08 AM EDT 05/09/2013
Originally posted 05/03/2013 12:55PM
A megalomaniacal terrorist unleashes a rash of bombings across the United States. Innocent people die. A nation reels in horror. No, these aren’t the latest headlines – they're the set-up of the latest Iron Man movie, already igniting controversy.
For some viewers, that plotline about a terrorist known as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) cuts too closely to the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers earlier this month. It certainly caused a hush to fall over the crowd at the film's glitzy Los Angeles premiere at the El Capitan Theatre last week.
The film's stars addressed the issue at a press conference last week, with Don Cheadle (who plays Col. James Rhodes) stressing that the film was finished well before the bombings earlier this month, and that there is no political agenda.
"The job of this film is to entertain," he said. "That's what we're hoping to do."
Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM
It's hard to know how battling a giant alien millipede might affect a guy, but it seems to have turned Iron Man 3's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) into Bruce Wayne.
This post-Avengers Iron Man is a brooding insomniac, tinkering in his Batcave and so mired in existential angst that he's having panic attacks. He's so dour, it's actually a relief when a madman attacks his Malibu manse, blowing it off the map in one of the film's most spectacular scenes.
At least then we don't have to spend the entire threequel in Tony's head.
Originally posted 04/28/2013 12:45PM
If only every internship ended with a television career.
After starting out as "Ross the Intern" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ross Mathews went from fan to famous face. Now he's a fixture on Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Lately and on the red carpet as a correspondent for E!.
In his new book Man Up! (available May 7), Mathews shares a number of humorous anecdotes about his life on-and off-camera.
Here are four hilarious revelations from Mathews's new book.
Originally posted 04/28/2013 10:10AM
PEOPLE's annual Most Beautiful issue has arrived – and in its glossy pages, the stars look appropriately picture perfect.
But how did they get that way? See how Amanda Seyfriend, Gabrielle Union, Sheryl Crow and Jane Fonda got glam for their Most Beautiful shoots with our behind-the-scenes Instagram photos.
The Most Beautiful issue of PEOPLE – with cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow – is on sale now. And don't forget to follow PEOPLE on Instagram for more backstage shots from the biggest celebrity events!
Originally posted 04/28/2013 10:00AM
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and more react to critics of the reality star's maternity looks and changing body
Originally posted 04/25/2013 11:20AM
The star goes daringly sheer for the Iron Man 3 premiere
Originally posted 04/24/2013 03:15PM
Sure it's the Most Beautiful Woman issue, but we had to give some of our favorite guys love (including current Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum) so we asked them: "What have you learned to love about yourself?" Here's how they responded:
"Other than my ears? I mean, I finally grew into them ... My sense of humor. Laughter is the greatest thing going."
Originally posted 04/24/2013 11:30AM
Named World's Most Beautiful Woman Wednesday, Gwyneth Paltrow is tall, thin, blonde and married to a rock star. Envy her? Sure. She's like one of the Real Housewives, only with an Oscar and more polarizing views.
When she's not acting in blockbuster movies, writing best-selling cookbooks and raising two adorable low-carb children, Paltrow is busy looking absolutely gorgeous on red carpets around the world.
But not everything Gwyneth says and does requires an automatic critique. In fact, she's pretty on the mark when it comes to a few things (including her love of Oreos). Here are five reasons you secretly love her (and we do, too!):
Originally posted 04/24/2013 10:00AM
How does the World's Most Beautiful Woman keep her glow? With a diet that's healthy and balanced.
"For breakfast, I'll have coffee which I cannot give up, no matter what," Gwyneth Paltrow says. "And then I always have a really good smoothie. I graze a lot during the day, and I try to have a light lunch like a grilled marinated chicken breast grilled in a salad. For dinner, I eat whatever I want."
Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good, includes favorite good-for-you recipes, such as her chicken burgers, which are great for the whole family.
"We love them," she says. "It's great to be able to make something when you're in a pinch."
Originally posted 04/24/2013 07:00AM
She may be PEOPLE's 2013 Most Beautiful Woman but Gwyneth Paltrow insists her kids, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, don't see her as anything but mom.
"Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear makeup. That's what they're used to," she says. As for her husband, Chris Martin, "He'll make a joke about it. If I've gotten fully dressed up, he'll be like, 'Oh, wow! You're Gwyneth Paltrow!' Because he's used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair."
And Paltrow wouldn't have it any other way. With her second cookbook, It's All Good, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and her next film, Iron Man 3, hitting theaters on May 3, Paltrow credits her workout routine for keeping her looking youthful and less tired.
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