Jeff Bridges's Acting Secret: Häagen-Dazs

To get into character as hard-living country legend Bad Blake in Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges brushed up on his skills as a musician – and consumed more than his fair share of junk food.

“Normally I watch what I eat. I feel better when I’m in shape and not too overweight,” the star told PEOPLE at Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend. “When you’re playing a part like [this] … If you feel like a pint of Häagen-Dazs, you hammer the Häagen-Dazs.”

Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock Seal Tie for Best Actress with a Kiss

Pop the champagne and raise a glass! It may have just been the first big awards show of the year, but Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep shared a win – and a kiss – at the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood, making for an entertaining night.

“This is bulls—,” Bullock said jokingly Friday before lip-locking with Streep, whom she shared best actress honors with (she for the Blind Side and Streep for Julie and Julia). The tie was an obvious surprise, but as the audience cheered, Bullock exclaimed: “This is an honor.”