Free-flowing champagne! Horses on the run! Stars packed in to a park! Now that’s our kind of summer kickoff. The sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic delivered all of these party elements this weekend, when stars like Rosario Dawson, Ashley Olsen, and more ferried over from Manhattan Island to Liberty State Park in New Jersey to take in the annual match, which raised money for the recovery of Liberty State Park and due to damages sustained from Hurricane Sandy. Matthew McConaughey co-hosted this year’s event alongside famed polo player Nacho Figueras, who walked the red carpet in crutches due to an injury he endured two weeks prior. While Figueras could not play on his four-person Black Watch team against Team Nespresso, he did offer up a substitute: Mini Nacho, his 13-year-old son, Hilario. Good thing he didn’t ask McConaughey. “I’ve never played polo so I don’t know what I’d do with a stick in my hand or whatever it’s called,” the actor told reporters. “But I like horses. I wouldn’t call myself a cowboy. Riding horses is somewhat like riding a bike, you don’t really forget.” During half-time, the crowd—7,000 polo watchers and VIPs combined—took a break from sipping Veuve champagne and rose to stomp the divots Pretty Woman-style before a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. ”It’s so elegant and classic!” McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves told InStyle.com. Click to see more photos (and find out who won the match).
What a day at the InStyle pop-up portrait studio at the Sundance Film Festival! Over 30 stars came through from nine different casts to take their photos (see them in April’s InStyle issue!) and we caught up with the actors and actresses as they relaxed on our comfy couches in between takes. “It’s my sixth time to the Sundance Film Festival and to me, it’s just a momentous occasion for me in my life,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt told InStyle.com of premiering Don Jon’s Addiction at the festival, a film he wrote, directed, and starred in. “I’ve had the luck to have a bunch of movies that I’ve been in play here, so there’s really no where else in the world that I’d rather premiere my movie.” Click through the gallery to see Matthew McConaughey, Octavia Spencer, Tony Danza, Naomi Watts, and more star behind the scenes at Sundance!
How is summer over already? It flew by warp-speed style, and we’re sad to put long days by the pool and endless daiquiris behind us. Which is why we’re closing the book on the season the only way we know how—by looking at the hottest Hollywood bodies that kept smiling all season long. We’ve rounded up ab shots of 37 gorgeous men, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Ryan Kwanten, Matthew McConaughey included. Click through the gallery to see the sexiest in Hollywood, unwind, and enjoy yourself. You’ve earned it. And don’t forget about the ladies! See their best bikini moments here.
We’ll take a six-pack, please! This summer gave us an extra dose of hotness in the abs department, which is why we’re gathering all of the hottest in one place. On our list: True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, whose washboard obliques are all naturally carved, sans weight room. “I love to sweat and keep fit…but I don’t work out in a gym,” he told InStyle. “It’s so much better to spend three hours hiking than to go nowhere on a treadmill.” Click through the comprehensive gallery of all the rippling, glistening abdominal muscles you can handle—we just hope you have air-conditioning.
An expectant Camila Alves (in I.N.C International Concepts) joined husband Matthew McConaughey on the red carpet for the New York screening of his latest film, Killer Joe, hosted by the Cinema Society, Bally, and DeLeón. In the movie, McConaughey plays a cop hired by Emile Hirsch to kill his mother. “He’s charismatic and he’s handsome, which is why you don’t expect him as a killer,” screenwriter Tracy Letts told InStyle.com of the choice to cast McConaughey as a hit man. See more from this week’s hottest events in the gallery.
It’s the movie your girlfriends can’t stop talking about—Magic Mike—featuring ultra-ripped guys on stage dancing and dancing and dancing some more. So, when we caught up with Cody Horn, who plays the love interest to Channing Tatum‘s “Mike” at the Young Hollywood Awards, we had to find out what she thought of the dare-to-bare costumes her co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, and Matt Bomer wear for their performances. “It was really funny to talk with the costume designer about how he was going to find the characters for each of the men with their [stage looks],” Horn, inset, told InStyle.com. “You had think about that kind of problem. It’s a pretty unique problem to try and solve.” So true—usually it’s the women characters who create the wardrobe issues! Tell us: Will you be seeing Magic Mike? The movie opens nationwide today.
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— Lindzi Scharf
Matthew McConaughey (in Dolce & Gabbana), Channing Tatum, and Joe Manganiello heated up the red carpet at last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Magic Mike. “What an incredible night!” Tatum tweeted, along with a photo of his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, as Manganiello caught up with his former One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush (in an A.L.C. maxi skirt). Meanwhile, the film’s leading ladies Olivia Munn (in Dolce & Gabbana) and Cody Horn caught up at the after-party. Click through the gallery to see more stars at this weekend’s biggest events.
Matthew McConaughey stopped by The Tonight Show last night, where he chatted with host Jay Leno about how he proposed to now-wife Camila Alves and his 72-hour wedding. “We put 40 tents up in the yard,” the actor told Leno. “This was her idea. She [Camila] said, ‘I want to build a village.” In addition to the air-conditioned tents, 17 family members stayed in the newlyweds’ house. “It was wonderful chaos,” said McConaughey. The guests’ agenda included a sushi dinner on the couple’s lawn, a dance party that lasted until 3:30am, a crayfish boil, and a Southern barbeque. One guest even gifted the newlyweds a sword “for the couple who has everything.” Sounds like a wedding to remember! Watch the full clip above.
Plus, click through the gallery to see more Hollywood newlyweds.