We’ve hit the middle of summer, which means that the dating game in Hollywood is already heating up. Starting in late spring, celebrities have been coupling up and forming this year’s hottest new relationships. But are these new unions products of kismet, or are they just about kissing and telling?
We’ve had the recent rumors about Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez, along with Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello announcing their new relationship. When we top things off with the surprise wedding between Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey, it’s clear love is in the air in the celebrity world.
Take a look through our gallery to see which new couples are taking summer by storm, and judge whether you think they’ve got staying power.
It’s been nearly six months since Philip Seymour Hoffmandied of a heroin overdose, and yet his presence is still heavily felt throughout Hollywood. In addition to a lengthy and acclaimed filmography, the Academy Award winner kept up a busy work schedule until the time of his death. He had three films slated for 2014 release: John Slattery‘s directorial debut, God’s Pocket, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and A Most Wanted Man. With the latter hitting theaters today, we thought we’d give you a look every PSH film currently available for your streaming pleasure. Whether as cynical music writer Lester Bangs in Almost Famous or hopelessly lonely boom mic operator Scott J. in Boogie Nights, Hoffman managed to steal the scene in each one of his films. If you have a Netflix account, log in and get caught up on some of the greatest performances in the last 20 years.
TO WATCH INSTANTLY:
The Master (2012)
Hoffman received his fourth and final Academy Award nomination for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s drama about a captivating leader of a religious movement. AKA the Scientology movie that’s not totally supposed to be about Scientology.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
You may have forgotten Hoffman was in the third installment of Tom Cruise mega-successful action franchise.
Hoffman won his first Oscar for his portrayal of the legendary writer during the time he was working on In Cold Blood.
Cold Mountain (2003)
The epic drama based on the novel by Charles Frazier features Jude Law with a beard and Jack White… acting.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Hoffman had a longstanding partnership with Anderson, and appeared in nearly every one of his film except for There Will Be Blood. While its mostly regaled for Adam Sandler‘s dive into “darker” territory, Hoffman plays the intimidating voice on the other end of the sex-line/foe to perfection.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Hoffman stars alongside Matt Damon and Jude Law in the psychological thriller about a social-climbing murderer.
SOME OTHERS TO ADD TO YOUR QUEUE:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Moneyball (2011) The Ides of March (2011) Pirate Radio (2009) Doubt (2008) Synecdoche, New York (2008) Before the Devil Knows Your Dead (2007) Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) The Savages (2007) Along Came Polly (2004) Almost Famous (2000) State and Main (2000) Magnolia (1999) Patch Adams (1998) The Big Lebowski (1998) Boogie Nights (1997) Twister (1996)
Watch VH1′s last interview with Hoffman, at the Sundance Film Festival Premiere of God’s Pocket in January 2014:
Despite their talent, many of Hollywood’s actors have had at least one odd encounter with a casting director. Auditions can range from being mildly tense to being downright brutal, and some of our favorite stars have the battle wounds to prove it. So who has uncomfortable tales of auditions that have gone awry?
While some celebs went to dramatic extremes in the desperate hopes of nailing roles, others were simply humiliated at the hands of directors. Browse through the gallery above to find out whose readings of movie lines didn’t go by the book.
Remember, there is a silver lining. Though the celebs on our list may have momentarily suffered defeat, they all obviously turned the tables to become some of the biggest names around!
Is Matthew McConaughey the most generous guy in Hollywood?!
The actor was rolling with his three kids in Santa Monica, and was left shocked when his 6-year-old son Levi spotted a homeless man sleeping under a palm tree and yelled, “Wake up…WAKE UP!”
A source told the National Enquirer: “The startled guy, looking all groggy, woke up as Matthew apologized for his noisy son. But the man just smiled and said, ‘You’ve got a nice family – they remind me of my kids back in Texas. But they’re all grown up now.’ Matt’s face lit up and he said, ‘Hey, I’m from Texas, too!’”
Then he hunkered down and talked to the guy, who told him how he’d fallen prey to drugs and depression after a stint in the army.
Said the source: “Matt finally broke in and said, ‘Tell you what, brother – how about I get you a plane ticket and fly you home to Texas!’ But the guy shook his head, saying he didn’t want to be a burden on his loved ones. Matt persisted, offering money, or any kind of help, but the guy kept very politely refusing.
“Finally, Matt wrote down the name of the homeless shelter he frequents – and promised to be in touch. Matt truly has a heart of gold!”