From Sarah to Jenna to Emma, The 10 Best Dressed Celebs of the Week!

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After taking a long holiday hiatus, the celebrities are finally hitting the red carpet again. As you’ve already seen on Teen.com, some of our faves stomped the RC for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. But not all of the top 10 are from the PCAs. Just look at Sarah Hyland, Jenna Ushkowitz and Emma Stone above! For the rest, check out the gallery below, then make sure to vote for #1!


Ashley Rickards at the Struck by Lightning Premiere

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Emma Stone at the Gangster Squad Premiere

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Jenna Ushkowitz at the FOX TV 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour

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Jessica Chastain at David Letterman

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Katie LeClerc at Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel’s ‘2013 Winter TCA’ Press Gala

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Lea Michele at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards

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Rita Ora at the BRIT Awards 2013 Nominations Party

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Sarah Hyland at the Struck by Lightning Premiere

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Shay Mitchell at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards

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Nina Dobrev at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards

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The 12 Best Dressed Celebs of 2012

Emma Stone Sings One Direction

Emma Stone Sings One Direction

Emma Stone plays a game of Think Fast! with MTV’s Josh Horowitz during the Gangster Squad press day in Los Angeles.

During the game, when the 24-year-old actress saw a picture of One Direction, started to sing “What Makes You Beautiful.”

“That’s my jam,” Emma confessed.

But when asked if she could name all the guys names, she hesitated. “Harry!” was the only one she could name.

Check out the video below and her segment on Ellen, too!


Emma Stone Sings One Direction


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‘Gangster Squad’ Costume Designer Reveals How Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone Suited Up for the ’40s Crime Story (Q&A)

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Genetics may get all of the credit for movie stars being so darn attractive up on the screen, but truthfully, it’s costume designers who often do most of the work. And over the past two decades, Mary Zophres has helped George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeff Bridges among many others look their best, earning BAFTA and Academy Award nominations in the process.

Most recently, Zophres gave a glamorous sheen to Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad, a crime thriller that required her to recreate the look of the 1940s in order to bring to life the true story of a group of cops who were assigned the task of taking down one of Los Angeles’ most notorious mob bosses, Mickey Cohen.

Zophres spoke exclusively with Celebuzz about her work on the film, which involved tracking down an extensive collection of period costumes, and assembling new ones that perfectly fitted the ensemble cast, which also includes Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Anthony Mackie. Additionally, she offered an inside look at a handful of the designs that she came up with as she created the characters’ vintage wardrobes.

Celebuzz: First of all, you did a fantastic job on the costumes in Gangster Squad. I was deeply envious watching those guys walk around in those suits.

Mary Zophres: Well you can do it. I mean, totally. Do you live in L.A.?

CB: Yes, I do.

MZ: There’s a great vintage clothing store called Play Clothes that is on Magnolia, and she has some ’40s suits, a lot of ’50s suits there and they will totally fit you up if you’re in to it. Or take a suit in your closet and just make sure it fits or if you don’t have one, it’s tailoring. That’s the difference between looking good and looking a little shlubby.

CB: Where do you usually start when you are researching something that demands the kind of period detail that Gangster Squad does?

MZ: I start every movie I do, but particularly a movie like a period film, I start doing research. Because it’s based on a true story, there was a lot of visual research on Mickey Cohen and even the gangster squad because there really was a John O’Mara, the character that Brolin plays, there really was a Frank Whalen. [But] we got lots of photos of police detectives from that time period and I looked at a lot of magazines because there’s so many nightclub scenes. And in those days there was magazines called like Photoplay, for instance, and I got like a year or two straight of Photoplay, where you can see candid photos of people out and about, and just to get the feeling of like what people in Los Angeles were looking like and what they were wearing to these nightclubs. We also got movies of people walking in downtown L.A. So we could watch those just to let it sink in, “this is how people looked and dressed in every day life in Los Angeles.” So to make a long story short, [I do] tons of research – a lot of it out of Western Costume; they have a great research library, some of it just online. And then you kind of get ideas, like I based Anthony Mackie‘s character on Jackie Robinson because I couldn’t find any African American detectives in that time period, to be honest with you. Like we took a little bit of license there. So Jackie Robinson, for instance, was an inspiration and there were plenty of research photos on him and you just kind of pick around.

CB: What or who was the inspiration for Emma Stone’s character?

MZ: Emma was a sort of a made-up character, her character Grace Faraday. But I looked to Rita Hayworth and I wanted her to have that sexuality. I mean, she was like Mickey Cohen’s arm candy basically, and so I talked to [director Ruben Flesicher], and he was like, ‘I want her to evoke Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall and Gene Tierney.’ So by the time I finish doing my research, I know the script inside and out, and so then it’s just like that’s your reality. I didn’t even look at any other time period piece of clothing or a magazine or anything the whole time I was on Gangster Squad because this was my thing.

CB: Men now are kind of built a little differently than men were then, at least in terms of the way they wore their clothes. How much tailoring did you have to do to suit the actors who were in this film or even just what we perceive as style now as opposed to what was fashionable then?

MZ: Well, the men’s suit back then is different than it is now. A very fashion-forward suit nowadays is shorter — it comes up on a high hip on a man and is more tapered in the leg. It’s a flat front; it has a lower rise. The 1940′s suit has got a stronger shoulder, a niche waist and it’s longer — it just covers the butt. And so the gangster squad, all of their clothes, we made, because every change for those guys ended up having to need a double at some point. And so we built all the clothes for Josh, for Ryan, for Kennard [Robert Patrick], for Ramirez [Michael Pena], for Anthony Mackie’s character. And what we did was we would usually find something that was original, maybe a jacket or a pair of pants from another suit and we would tailor them to the actor, because everybody has different bodies and they’re movie stars and we wanted them to look good. A lot of the fabric came from overseas, from England, from Italy, because we were [looking] for like a textured wool, and then we manufactured it from L.A. tailors who are used to cranking out these large numbers of multiples. We made Josh’s hats, we made Ryan’s hats, and we made Sean Penn‘s hats. And everybody else’s hats we found in stock — there’s great costume houses in L.A. where we could find some really good originals, [but] you have to try a lot of hats on to get the one with the right crown and the right brim. So it was a lot of tailoring and a lot of manufacturing, and for Emma, we built all of her clothes.

CB: Who was the easiest to find a style that matched their personality or the personality of the character with that sort of period detail?

MZ: I thought not only were they enthusiastic and willing to get inside their character and the period, but everybody sort of listened to me when we were talking and prepping. You mentioned that all the men are built differently than they are, and we said try to lay off the heavy weights if you’re going to work out — work out like they did in those days with just push-ups, sit ups, pull-ups. Because you don’t want that big thick body in this time period, and everybody did that. And Josh had a great haircut and he looked great in his fedora, and to me, the minute he put his costume on he looked like he stepped out of the 1940s. And Ryan wears clothes really well. Michael Pena was just very open; he had never really done a period piece before, and it was a huge learning experience for him. Anthony Mackie has done some period work and he totally understood it – they were all so in to it.

CB: Ryan and Emma’s costumes say so much about their characters. How much participation did they have in their costumes, and how much were they reliant on you to sort of find costumes that were appropriate for their characters?

MZ: I think because they both were coming from very busy schedules — like Ryan was on another movie — they were very reliant on my research. I don’t know how to say this without sounding [full of myself], but I sort of guided them – like, this is the world that this movie is and this is how I see your character and how I see your costume. And they were really receptive to this idea and kind of just accepted it, because you have to remember I had been on the movie — not only have I done this time period, and this is my area of expertise, but I had been on it longer than they had. And so they accepted this way to sort of get in to this time period, get in to their character. Emma was like a sponge — she was totally receptive and wanted to know why and who’s and what’s. She was really cooperative. She had to wear undergarments like girdles and we really pinched in her waist. — she’s got such a nice figure, but she is built more contemporary than a girl from the ’40s is. So, we sucked her in like three inches on her waistline and gave her a little bit bigger bust line. She was totally in to it, and of course she has an opinion, but I think she and I [both] realize what works on her and what doesn’t, so it was a very good relationship.

CB: How about Ryan?

MZ: In the beginning, the audience doesn’t know whether [he’s] a gangster or a cop, you know, and neither does people that [he] hangs out with. And so he dresses a little bit more like a gangster and I also think he cares about his appearance and spends the majority of his income on clothes, whereas Josh’s character is much more utilitarian. Like in his mind, [Josh] went from an Army uniform to a cop uniform, and then now that he’s a detective his suit is a uniform. He had maybe five different suits that we put him in in the movie and they all kind of look alike, and that was intentional. Like he doesn’t want to think about his clothes, whereas Ryan’s character, every day he gets dressed and he’s much more dapper and cares about his appearance and he’s still trying to get a lady, too. There’s a comment in the beginning that not for a lack of trying, but he hasn’t had any action in a couple of weeks. So he’s going for it — he’s out every day, out on the town and trying to look as sharp as he possibly can. And then he has a bit of an arc, [because] as he gets more and more in to being a member of the gangster squad, he becomes a little bit more serious, like you’ll see him wear ties a little bit more often at work as opposed to just an open-collared shirt. That was an intentional arc for his character, just because he cares more — he’s trying to be a member of the squad and be more like what was considered appropriate for a detective to wear in those days.

CB: How feasible do you feel like it is for someone to be influenced by this and take that style now? Do you feel like there’s a way to sort of borrow that and bring it in to sort of a modern, the modern day?

MZ: Oh, absolutely. I think that if the guy was going to purchase some clothes, I think it’s a more formal outward appearance than some people have nowadays, I often think the 1940′s silhouette is quite flattering. So if they did go and purchase ’40s clothes, it’s an intention to tailoring because basically I think that’s what sets the ’40s silhouette apart from some other time periods — the shoulder fits, the waist fits, the sleeve length fits, the pants fit. It’s a formality and attention to tailoring and detail that it works in any time period I think.

CB: Do you have a favorite costume that you designed for this film, or even a favorite character that you worked?

MZ: I love Emma’s red dress — I have to say that red dress to me is a showstopper. I love the cream dress also that she wears when she catches Ryan breaking in to Mickey’s house, but it’s such a short scene you don’t really get a good glimpse at it. But I loved all of her clothes. And also there’s – there was a pimp in the movie that had a huge part got way cut down, but it was my first zoot suit that I ever designed and had built and that was a lot of fun. But I guess it’s Emma’s clothes I really enjoyed doing, just finding those gowns. It was fun because I didn’t copy an original design. That red gown was directly built from my sketch and it was very satisfying to see it go from an idea in my brain on to paper and then into a garment and then on to an actress’s body. To me that red dress is a showstopper. I think she looked fantastic in it and so I have to say that’s probably my favorite.

Which of the costumes in Celebuzz’ gallery is your favorite? Watch the Gangster Squad trailer and let us know what you thought of the stars’ style in the comments below!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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‘Gangster Squad’: How Arresting is Ryan Gosling’s Crime Thriller?

More things should have Ryan Gosling and Tommy guns. It’s science, really.

Thankfully, Gangster Squad agrees with us. The new film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features Gosling and Josh Brolin as police detectives in 1940s Los Angeles, working outside the law to take down real-life crime boss, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Emma Stone also stars as the requisite femme fatale.

While Squad has plenty of Gosling and cops ‘n robbers action, is it worth your hard-earned money at the box office? Read on to hear what the critics have to say.

Devin Faraci, BadassDigest

“Do not expect much from Gangster Squad. This is not LA Confidential 2… This is not a hard-hitting film. This is not a movie with much to say. Gangster Squad is a big cartoon, a pulpy movie made by people who only know pulp from reading about it in movie reviews… And if you approach it like that, you’ll enjoy the movie just fine.”

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction (“inspired by real events”) is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.”

Charlie Schmidlin, ThePlaylist

“With his third feature, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles — morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law — to adapt Paul Lieberman’s true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film’s brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing.”

Peter Debruge, Variety

“The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.”

James Rocchi, GeekNation

Combining the retro-L.A. style of L.A. Confidential, the candy-colored visuals of ‘Dick Tracy’ and entirely too much of The Untouchables, Gangster Squad doesn’t so much fail to succeed on its own merits, but instead fails because it lacks any merits of its own.”

Ouch. Those are same damning reviews… But what do you think? Drop your review in the Comments below. And watch the trailer now on Celebuzz!

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Emma Stone: Oscar Nominations Are Out!

Emma Stone: Oscar Nominations Are Out!

Emma Stone poses with Seth MacFarlane ahead of the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement held at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Thursday morning (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 24-year-old actress wore a lovely Andrew GN dress with Christian Louboutin heels. Emma accessorized with Sydney Evan jewelry.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emma Stone

Among the nominees are Jennifer Lawrence, Wreck-It Ralph, Lincoln, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Brave. Find all the nominees on JustJared.com.

The 2013 Oscars will be presented on Sunday, February 24th, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

15+ pics inside…

Emma Stone Talks Andrew Garfield on ‘The Ellen Show’ (VIDEO)

It seems a bit strange, doesn’t it? When Andrew Garfield went on The Ellen Show, he danced like a fool nobody’s business (for charity); when Emma Stone was recently interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, she sat comfortably in a chair. Seems like her funny-girl antics and his more calm demeanor are rubbing off on each other, eh? But don’t think Emma’s segment was any less awesome than her boyfriend’s. In fact, we were pretty much LOL-ing the entire time.

During Emma’s time on the show, Ellen showed a clip from the last time the Gangster Squad actress was on TES where she was dared to inconspicuously dance behind unknowing people behind the scenes. Girl sure can move. Later, they got to talking about Andrew’s beaut dance moves, which Emma called “the best” (and Ellen quickly shot down). But at least that was a good seque into the topic of The Amazing Spider-Man sequel — which begins shooting this week! — and her on- and off-screen love.

Ellen asked, “How did y’all get along? Did you get along okay?” Emma’s response: “He’s all right. He’s fun.” Ellen continued, “Do you keep in touch? Do you ever call and go, ‘What’s up? Let’s have lunch or something’?” Emma: “It depends on the day… I usually just mind my own business.” That Gwen Stacy is a coy one. Watch the interview above!

Emma Stone on Being an “A**” to Paparazzi

A Look Back at the Fashion Highlights From Last Year’s People’s Choice Awards (PHOTOS)

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We’re counting down the minutes until tonight’s kick off to red carpet season — the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

There’s only a few more hours to go until the red carpet fashion show begins, and to pass the time, we’re looking back at some of the most memorable looks from last year’s show.

Though the two biggest red carpet extravaganzas of the year — the Golden Globes and the Oscars — tend to steal all the style thunder, the People’s Choice Awards happens to be one of our favorite red carpet events to watch.

Not only is it a chance for stars to set the tone for the rest of the red carpet season, but there’s also less pressure to hit a home run, so we see many stars get more adventurous with their looks. Translation: The fashion is often far more fun and exciting to watch.

 

Plus, the fashion tends to be a little more casual compared to the dramatic couture confections that pour out come Golden Globes and Oscars time, with fashionistas like Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence and Selena Gomez donning everything from pants and tuxedo jacekts to mini dresses on the red carpet.

In other words, the red carpet fashion is far more translatable to real life, so there’s always plenty of inspiration to steal for your next cocktail party or night-out.

Take a look back at the fashion from the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.

Share your favorite looks from last year’s show — plus, which stars you’re excited to see hit the red carpet this year.

Check out more red carpet highlights from People’s Choice Awards Past below.

 

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Emma Stone Slow-Dances with Jay Leno (VIDEO)

A new year means new moves for Emma Stone.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the 24-year-old actress revealed her resolution for 2013: taking dance classes.

“I would like to dance more — I am an excellent dancer,” she revealed to viewers.

Determined to bring on the laughs, Leno quizzed Stone on her preferred type of dancing — pole or tabletop.

“Sometimes it is table top, but no, I kind of want to take some dance classes and dance around the house more,” she replied.

To showcase her fancy footwork (and Leno’s admitted lack thereof), the talk show comedian invited the Gangster Squad star for a slow dance around the studio.
Speaking of Gangster Squad, the actress dished about her latest movie (also starring Ryan Gosling), which was filmed next door to Leno’s Los Angeles home.
“My wife and I are going, ‘There is machine gun fire coming from [next door].’ I look out and I see a guy with a machine gun on the lawn,” he revealed.

To which Stone replied with a laugh, “I’m just thinking of you walking outside to guys dressed in forties costumes with machine guns and not knowing what is going on.”

Gangster Squad hits theaters nationwide on Jan. 11.
See the video above for  Emma’s late night slow dance!

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Emma Stone: ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ Appearance!

Emma Stone: 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' Appearance!

Emma Stone is classy chic while chatting with Jay Leno during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday (January 8) in Burbank, Calif.

The 24-year-old actress was on the show to promote her upcoming film Gangster Squad, out in theaters on Friday (January 11).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emma Stone

The day before, Emma was the lady in red while attending the premiere for the film, also starring Ryan Gosling.

At the premiere, Ryan chatted with E News about working with Emma on multiple films.

“The truth is, Emma Stone owes me money,” Ryan joked. “If I show up here or I have to do another movie with her to get it, I will.”

FYI: Emma is wearing a J Mendel dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Tiffany & Co jewels.