Jessica Chastain on Childhood Bullying: 'I Was Told Every Day at School That I Was Ugly'

With three buzzed-about films – Interstellar, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and A Most Violent Year, due out this fall – Jessica Chastain is one of the most wanted women in Hollywood, so it’s hard to imagine this commanding female lead spent her childhood being bullied by classmates.

What We're Reading This Weekend: True Stories

The hunt for Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Chinese smuggling rings in New York City, a transformative drama program in Levittown – these unfamiliar worlds have our staffers transfixed at the moment. Let us know what you think of their choices – and tell us what you’re reading.

Joel Edgerton Reveals His Biggest Fear

Going mano a mano with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby isn’t nearly as nerve-racking for Joel Edgerton as sharing the screen with some eight-legged costars.

In his new thriller Wish You Were Here, which hit theaters this past weekend, Edgerton is among a group of friends vacationing in Cambodia when one disappears.

Throw a Star-Worthy Oscar Party!

It’s Hollywood’s Super Bowl – so if you’re throwing an Oscar party, hot wings just won’t do.

Instead of critiquing the gowns over cold pizza and nachos, check out these glam recipes that will rival what the stars are eating – or pretending to eat – at the posh post-Academy Awards bashes.

Jessica Chastain Makes First Public Appearance with Boyfriend

Having recently told Katie Couric during an interview that she does have a boyfriend, Jessica Chastain made what is apparently her first public appearance with him Friday night, at the Women in Film 6th annual Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.

Arriving arm and arm together at Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, the Zero Dark Thirty Best Actress nominee and Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo sipped Perrier-Jouët Champagne in the main room before Chastain spotted her costar from last year’s The Help, Viola Davis, and Davis’s husband.

Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow Biggest Oscar Snubs?

Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn’t make the cut.

But here’s who did – and who should have:

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Golden Globe Nominations Shine on Lincoln, Argo and Big Bang Theory

Zero Dark Thirty Review: Jessica Chastain Has Shot at Oscar

Success, as they say, has many fathers. In the killing of Osama bin Laden, proud papas from President Obama to SEAL Team 6 earned kudos aplenty – and justifiably so, given the monstrosity of bin Laden’s crimes. But with all due respect to all those dads, it’s time to meet Mom.