Tom Cruise was surprisingly low-key at the London premiere of Rock of Ages held in Leicester Square yesterday. This is very strange and a sudden departure from his recent display of mania at the LA premiere. I’m almost tempted to believe that it’s like some studio executive said, “Hey short stuff, tone it down. It’s starting to feel all 2005 up in here.” So Tom responded, “Oh yes, I am supposed to be a serious rock star. Thank you for the reminder. Now look at my sexy lifts.” Speaking of Tom’s shoes, he couldn’t really show them off to maximum effect on the black carpet in Los Angeles just a few days ago, but now it’s like he wants you to look at them, right? Just admit it. You can’t stop looking at the lifts.
Indeed, Subdued Tom was very subdued for this London event. How sad.
Julianne Hough wore a little black dress with poufy white sleeves by Valentino. I think the sheer sleeves really ruin the potential of this otherwise simple dress, and she could have “rocked” (ugh) the plunging neckline without such distracting, kleenex-like entities roosting on her shoulders. Julianne’s hair and makeup are also throwing me for a loop, and I think she’d look better with more dramatic makeup for this event.
Malin Ackerman chose an ice-capadey, nude-colored dress with gold leaf embellishments for her premiere look. Obviously, this is a Marchesa creation that is less of a monstrosity than some of their other dresses, but still not a flattering look on anyone. Malin’s hair and makeup here remind me a lot of Kate Bosworth.
Russell Brand was his usual eccentrically dressed self on the yellow carpet. Look, the scarves are back! I so missed those bloody scarves.
Paul Giamatti is totally standing there thinking, “What the f–k am I doing in this movie, anyway?”
Diego Bonita was probably the best-dressed dude in attendance, right? He’s so, so pretty. At least he’s got that going for him.
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