Met Gala 2022: Blake Lively stuns in color-changing gown
Met Gala 2022: Blake Lively stuns in color-changing gown Blake Lively attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian wasn’t the only star to bring the drama to the Met Gala red carpet. >> Read more trending newsAccording to The Associated Press, co-host Blake Lively, accompanied by husband Ryan Reynolds, arrived at Monday night’s event in a rose gold Atelier Versace gown. >> Watch a video of the costume change here#MetGala co-chair Blake Lively channels the Gilded Age with a glamorous red carpet costume change — swapping her gown and gloves from pink and bronze to blue. >> Met Gala 2022: Kim Kardashian wears iconic Marilyn Monroe dress“Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture,” Lively said, according to the news agency.wftv.com
Met Gala live | Stars don bold shimmery gilded era looks
“Black and white are THE colors for the evening,” said Holly Katz, a stylist and host of the Fashion Crimes podcast. “Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture,” Lively said. Janelle Monáe offered a royal wave in a black and white bedazzled helmet piece and slinky gown with head piece. Clinton's last Met Gala was a while ago. ___Follow Leanne Italie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/litalie___For more of AP's Met Gala coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/met-galaCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Met Gala live | Blacks, whites and Blake Lively on carpet
“Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture,” Lively said. “Black and white are THE colors for the evening,” said Holly Katz, a stylist and host of the Fashion Crimes podcast. Janelle Monáe offered a royal wave in a black and white bedazzled helmet piece and slinky gown with head piece. Clinton's last Met Gala was a while ago. ___Follow Leanne Italie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/litalie___For more of AP's Met Gala coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/met-galaCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Met Gala live | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds hit the carpet
2022 MET Museum Costume Institute Benefit Gala Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. “Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture,” Lively said. It's been just under eight months since the last gala, an annual fundraiser that raises eight-figure sums for the Met's Costume Institute. The cost for a seat at last year's Met Gala started at $35,000, though some attend for free. ___Follow Leanne Italie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/litalie___For more of AP's Met Gala coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/met-galaCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Regina King, Ryan Reynolds among co-hosts of Met Gala in May
Met Gala-Co-Hosts This combination of photos shows Regina King, Blake Lively, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ryan Reynolds who will serve as co-chairs of the Met Gala, returning to its traditional berth on the first Monday in May. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as co-chairs of the Met Gala, returning to its traditional berth on the first Monday in May. The May 2 evening is actually the second star-studded gala after the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute was split during the pandemic. The first part opened in September along with the first pared-down "mini-gala" as the Costume Institute struggled with pandemic restrictions, like every other arts institution. The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.wftv.com
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
MOVIES— "Turning Red," the third straight Pixar movie to bypass theaters for a streaming debut, lands Friday on Disney+. Directed by Domee Shi, who made the Pixar short "Bao," "Turning Red" is the first Pixar feature directed solely by a woman. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Alabama-bred soulful rapper Mooski is ready to drop his debut album, "Melodic Therapy 4 The Broken." Mooski has upped the interest with catchy songs like "Track Star," which racked up more than 475 million views on TikTok and has been streamed almost 74 million times on Spotify. A "Track Star" TikTok challenge inspired videos from Keyshia Cole, Lala Anthony, Dream Doll and Halle Berry, among others.wftv.com
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively to match up to $1M in donations to Ukraine refugees
Celebrity power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have vowed to match up to $1 million in aid to Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s invasion of their country. >> Read more trending newsReynolds, 45, issued the public plea for donations benefiting Ukrainian refugees via Twitter on Saturday afternoon. >> Related: Russia attacks Ukraine: U.N. General Assembly will meet Monday (live updates)In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support,” Reynolds said in a retweet of the USA for UNHCR account. >> Related: 6 things to know about UkraineBy Sunday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that roughly 368,000 Ukrainian refugees had arrived in neighboring countries, and that number is expected to continue swelling.wftv.com
Family break: Ryan Reynolds says he’s taking a sabbatical to focus on family
Ryan Reynolds has announced he’s taking a break from movie-making to spend time with his family. Reynolds recently wrapped his latest film, starring alongside Will Farrell in the Apple TV+ film “Spirited” which was being shot in Boston. His Netflix film, “Red Notice,” which also stars Gal Gadot and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, starts streaming Friday. When he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter he said, “So, I’ll probably be away from film, or at least shooting films, til the end of the summer.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 33 Through the years Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives at the premiere of the movie "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" April 1, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images) (Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Hollywood makeover breathes new life into Welsh soccer club
It has been described as a “crash course in football club ownership” and the two Hollywood stars who bought a beleaguered team in English soccer's fifth tier with the lofty aim of transforming it into a global force are certainly learning on the job. “I’m watching our PLAYERS MOP THE FIELD to continue the game,” read a tweet last week from Rob McElhenney, an American actor and director who was the creator of TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and now makes up one half of the new ownership of Wrexham AFC. The residents of Wrexham have been rubbing their eyes in disbelief for a while.news.yahoo.com
'Free Guy' gives box office a lift, opening with $28.4M
Film Review - Free Guy This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Ryan Reynolds in a scene from "Free Guy." Playing in 4,165 North American theaters, “Free Guy” was expected to debut around $20 million. Some cities, including New York and San Francisco, are preparing to make vaccine passports required for entering movie theaters. “Under normal conditions, ‘Free Guy’ would be opening 50% higher than this weekend’s number — comfortably.”But the enthusiasm for "Free Guy" was enough to lead Reynolds to announce Saturday that Disney wants a sequel. Reviews were good (82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), and a male-heavy audience gave “Free Guy” an “A” CinemaScore.wftv.com
‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box office
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” struck the top box office target. The Warner Bros. film earned more than $4.2 million, a 63% drop from the previous week. The box office projections were overblown. That set unrealistic expectations.”“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” placed third in the box office with $6.1 million, while “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” claimed the fourth spot with $5.15 million. Dergarabedian expects a big weekend for Universal Pictures’ “Fast and Furious” new installment “F9,” which releases in domestic theaters June 25.wftv.com
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Moet Hennessy President and CEO Philippe Schaus said Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary ideas of luxury, even as it supports historic Champagne-making traditions. Moet Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of luxury goods company LVMH.
Hollywood actors finalize takeover of Welsh soccer club
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh soccer club Wrexham, according to a formal takeover announcement Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)WREXHAM – Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. The announcement late Tuesday was a formality because the takeover was approved in November. The new owners have big plans for Wrexham, which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer, and announced a $2.7 million equity investment. Formed in 1864, Wrexham had been a fan-owned club since 2011.
‘We're on the hunt:’ Diageo's CEO says company wants to buy more premium brands
Drinks-maker Diageo is keen to buy further premium brands after acquiring spirits firms in the U.S. and U.K. in recent months. In August, the company announced it would buy Aviation American Gin, a brand part-owned by actor Ryan Reynolds, in a deal valued at around $610 million. The acquisition strategy is driven by people drinking "better, not more," Menezes told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe," a trend that has held steady throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But it is about finding quality brands that we can see growing well over a decade," he added. If you look at China right now where things are pretty much back to normal, you will see our businesses are performing well there, people are socializing outside the home again," Menezes told CNBC.cnbc.com
Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham
WREXHAM – Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world's oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show. In a pinch-yourself moment for success-starved fans of Welsh club Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney completed a $2.5 million takeover of a team that plays in the fifth tier of the English game. In a recent call with members of the club’s supporters’ trust, Reynolds and McElhenney described Wrexham as a “sleeping giant” and outlined their vision to make the team a “global force". Amazon Prime was among the first to reply to Wrexham's takeover announcement on Twitter, sending its congratulations to the actors. “The Gang Buys A North Walian Football Club,” read a tweet from Wrexham, a club from a town of about 65,000 people located near the northwest English border.
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES – Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. This is the first marriage for the 38-year-old Jost, who is the co-anchor of “SNL's” Weekend Update.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to buy a Welsh soccer club
"Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor Rob McElhenney are in talks to buy Welsh soccer club Wrexham A.F.C. Wrexham, which is owned by fans and is the third-oldest professional soccer club in the world, announced Wednesday that the two actors were interested in investing. It said 1,223 people, or 97.5%, of its Wrexham Supporters Trust members, had voted in favor of continuing talks with the potential investors. Reynolds and McElhenney will now "put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting." In a previous announcement, Wrexham said "two extremely well-known individuals of high net worth" hoped to buy all of the club's shares and planned to immediately invest £2 million ($2.6 million).cnbc.com
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to North American food banks
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have joined the growing list of celebrities who are chipping in to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Reynolds took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he and his wife are donating $1 million to food banks in North America. "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA." Other celebrities and organizations have also made substantial donations to food banks across the country. @feedingamericahttps://t.co/Ixa3qi6u2G pic.twitter.com/wepfGL4E0N Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 15, 2020Basketball stars Zion Williamson and Kevin Love also made a difference in their communities.cbsnews.com
Star of viral Peloton commercial appears in new ad this time for gin
The actress who starred in a controversial Peloton bike ad appeared in a new ad Friday night for Aviation American Gin, seemingly drinking away her troubles. Ryan Reynolds, who owns Aviation American Gin, tweeted out the new ad, saying "Exercise bike not included." The gin ad comes days after the Peloton bike ad went viral. "A year ago, I didn't realize how much this would change me," the actress says in the Peloton ad. The latest gin ad received positive support from Peloton ad naysayers on Twitter.cbsnews.com
Ryan Reynolds' gin company features 'Peloton wife' in new ad
The ad from Peloton, a company known for its exercise bikes, stirred up a storm across the internet this week. In the 50-second commercial, a man gives his wife now known as the "Peloton wife" an exercise bike as a gift. Following that viral, much criticized Peloton ad, actor Ryan Reynolds' gin company has come up with a new commercial starring the very same actress at the center of the controversy. A new Aviation Gin commercial now appears to mock that ad. She stares at the camera in a lengthy, awkward silence before saying: "This gin is really smooth."cnbc.com
'Joker' becomes the highest-grossing R-rated film ever
(CNN) - "Joker," the gritty comic book film about the origins of the crazed Batman villain, has become the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. "R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren't like the ones you're used to," Reynolds tweeted with a photo of Phoenix's Joker dancing above names of characters from other successful R-rated films like "It" and "Ted." The film may be the highest-grossing R-rated film globally, but it still has a long way to before beating the highest-grossing R-rated film domestically. "Joker" shattered box office records when it opened earlier this month to $96 million in North America. The film won the Venice Film Festival's top prize and critics have raved about Phoenix's performance, which has led to Oscar talk.
Kate Beckinsale says she looks like Ryan Reynolds
(CNN) - Kate Beckinsale thinks she looks exactly like Ryan Reynolds. "I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds," Beckinsale told Fallon. Like, when sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on it, I think, 'Damn, I look hot. Fallon held up a side-by-side photo of Beckinsale and Reynolds and said, "I don't really see it." Time to ask Reynolds if, when he looks in the mirror, he sees Beckinsale staring back.