Back at The Grove. It’s not even summer yet but this day was so hot! And it’s not because of the sun, it’s because two of the Victoria’s Secret Angels were here!
Okay to be honest, I didn’t know much about the who’s who in the supermodel world so this was my initiation.
Alessandra Ambrosio. Wow. This woman’s got “gorgeous” written all over her. She’s got this wild look that makes you feel like she’s gonna eat you alive. In a very sexy way, that is.
Candice Swanepoel. She DOES look like an angel who descended from the heavens. She’s my favorite from now on.
There was a little bit of a swimsuit fashion show as well. Thank you, Extra!
And thanks to Contactmusic.com for this photo. I’m the guy wearing green on the left. It’s pretty cool that we’re all wearing shades. Yay! We got something in common! Haha.
Hugh Jackman received star number 2,487 in the streets of Hollywood yesterday and it was a great experience seeing him in person! Les Misérables director Tom Hooper was in attendance, as well as castmates Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. The Tonight Show Host Jay Leno was the guest speaker.
And now, here are the photos!
The freshly polished star. This photo was taken around 8:30 am, before the crowd arrived and the ceremony started. The guys have just finished working on it and it’s ready to be unveiled later during the day. I didn’t wanna wait for that, I was too excited. Might as well take a picture before everyone else does, and while it’s still shiny!
The ceremony was held in front of Madame Tussauds, and they were nice enough to put out a wax figure of Wolverine outside to match the occasion.
As expected, news teams and fans from Australia made their presence felt. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!
The stars have arrived!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Walk of Famer, Hugh Jackman! He’s greeted by the warm cheers from the crowd and warm hugs from his loved ones and friends from the industry, including Anne Hathaway.
Academy Award Winning Director Tom Hooper sat beside Anne Hathaway. He’s most known for his work on The King’s Speech.
Guest speaker Jay Leno took the stage…
…and went on to give him a big hug.
Hugh was given the certificate.
All eyes on this super good looking man now.
Here’s his speech courtesy of CELEBScom:
His exclusive photographer:
That’s his daughter, Ava. She’s already a better photographer than me.
He posed with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
Photo op with cast mates!
For Les Mis fans, the caption can also be Fantine, Jean Valjean, & Cosette!
After the ceremonies were interviews here and there. Here’s one with his fellow Aussie, Renee Bargh from Extra.
Before I end this post, please check out the trailer for Les Misérables:
It opens December 25, 2012.
For those who want to visit his star, it’s on 6931 Hollywood Blvd, right in front of Madame Tussauds.
Congratulations, Hugh Jackman!
Happy to see Will Ferrell this morning! The mustached version, that is. I recently saw him during the premiere of The Campaign with Zach Galifianakis. He kinda disappeared from my view really quickly on that one but this time I got to see him a lot longer. He is just one of Extra‘s guests for today. Other guests are:
Star of Arrow, Katie Cassidy;
Actor and also a DWTS alum, J.R. Martinez;
and Singer Kylie Minogue.
Some more pics of mustached Will:
I just love the ‘stache. Can’t wait for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues!
And before I leave, here’s a short video of a TMZ guy asking Will Ferrell some questions… and then running out of questions.
I stopped by The Grove this morning so I can catch a glimpse of Hayden Panettiere, the scheduled guest for Extra today. The good news is that I saw her right away as soon I got there, the bad news is that I was too slow to get my camera from my bag! I wasn’t very worried during that time because I knew she will show up again after the interview (which was held indoors), but she didn’t! Or maybe she did, I just missed her. Uggghhh. Anyways, she looked really cute in person. And tiny (I think that makes her super cute?).
My stay there didn’t go down the drain, thankfully, as Taylor Kinney showed up! Okay honestly, I didn’t know anything about him until this morning but I’ve done my research and I know now that he is one of the main casts of the TV series Chicago Fire, appeared in The Vampire Diaries as Mason Lockwood, and he’s also popular for his role as Glenn Morrison in Trauma.
I think you will recognize him easier though if I say that he’s Lady Gaga‘s current boyfriend. Lady Gaga, you’re one lucky lucky girl.
Still part of the AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi, Rise of the Guardians is a film by Dreamworks directed by Peter Ramsey starring the voices of Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Dakota Goyo. Some pretty big Hollywood names here but this fest has been turning out to be a festival of non-arrivals. Like I said in my previous post, none of the stars of Hitchcock attended their premiere while for On The Road, some stars of the film did come, not all of them. Well, for today I guess seeing at least one of these celebrities is good enough.
It’s a Sunday and the gala premiere is being held much earlier than the usual. The arrivals start around 3 pm while the movie starts at 4 pm. Let’s watch the trailer for Rise of The Guardians:
Heading on to the arrivals. Here’s director Peter Ramsey. This is just his second work as a director but he has had a long list of work as a storyboard artist. Fight Club, Minority Report, and Independence Day are just some of the films he has worked on.
And now here’s Alec Baldwin being accompanied by his wife, Hilaria Thomas. He goes right away to the crowd to sign autographs…
He then poses for the photographers…
Unfortunately for us, he is the only one who arrives but like I said, seeing just one star is good enough for this film fest. So yup, this is good enough. Well not really. But it’s fine, it’s fine. Let’s just see Hugh Jackman and Co. next time. Now let’s go home and watch 30 Rock.
The Cast of Fun Size with Mario Lopez…
Extra videos as well, shot after the interview. You can see Victoria’s mom, Serene Justice, on 0:07.
Victoria is a real darling on TV and in person! Please don’t forget to watch Fun Size! And also, please don’t forget to watch Extra, Mondays to Fridays on NBC.