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Billy Magnussen Goes Shirtless as Kato Kaelin on 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'

Billy Magnussen shows off his buff body while going shirtless on the series premiere of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

The 30-year-old Tony-nominated actor plays the role of Kato Kaelin, the man who was staying in O.J.‘s guest house the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered.

Kato became one of the most prominent witnesses in the trial and he was ridiculed for his behavior during his testimony.

Billy is most famous for his role as one of the princes in Into the Woods and his work in two of this year’s Best Picture nominees – The Big Short and Bridge of Spies.

Catch American Crime Story every Tuesday night at 10/9c on FX!

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'Bridge of Spies' Cast Premieres Their Film at NYFF!

Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan pose on the red carpet at the 2015 New York Film Festival premiere of their film Bridge of Spies held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Sunday evening (October 4) in New York City.

The co-stars were joined at the event by fellow stars of the movie Eve Hewson, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance, and Billy Magnussen, as well as director Steven Spielberg with his wife Kate Capshaw, as well as actor Brian d’Arcy James and Edward Burns with wife Christy Turlington Burns.

Cast member Austin Stowell also hit the red carpet that evening with his girlfriend Nina Dobrev!

Bridge of Spies hits theaters on October 16 – be sure to check it out!

FYI: Eve is wearing a Prada dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Lee Savage clutch, and Eva Fehren jewelry. Amy is wearing an Antonio Marras dress, a Prada bag, and Jade Trau jewels.

30+ pictures inside of Tom Hanks and others at the Bridge of Spies premiere… More Here! »

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Cuba Gooding Jr. & Sarah Paulson in New 'American Crime Story' Portraits

Check out Cuba Gooding Jr. channeling O.J. Simpson in a new portrait from his highly anticipated show American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson!

The 47-year-old actor is joined in the show by Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, John Travolta, Courtney Vance, and Billy Magnussen.

The series, which centers on the 1994-95 O.J. Simpson trial, will premiere sometime next year. Stay tuned for more details!

Also pictured: Cuba, David, and John walking on the set of American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson on Thursday (May 21) in Los Angeles. More Here! »

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Meet Billy Magnussen: Into the Woods' Breakout Star!

Billy Magnussen is undeniably one of the breakout stars of the new Into the Woods movie, so let’s take a minute to get to know him better!

The 29-year-old actor landed the role in the movie musical after the film’s star Meryl Streep saw him on Broadway and suggested to the director that he get the role.

“I remember the first day coming into rehearsal,” Billy told the New York Post. “Meryl was like, ‘Listen, I want you to know, I got you this f–king part.’”

At the time, Billy was starring on Broadway in the show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, in which he strutted around the stage without his clothes on for much of the show (see above!) and even received a Tony Award nomination!

For those that don’t get to the theater in New York, you may recognize Billy for playing Casey Hughes on As the World Turns for three years or from his memorable guest roles on Boardwalk Empire and The Leftovers.

He was also up for the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey last year and while he almost landed the part, he says, “It’s what fate had in store. It’s never really losing a role. It’s never mine to begin with, so how can I be upset for something I never had?”

While he hasn’t done that many musicals before, Billy has been honing his musical talents for years – he’s the guitarist in the band Reserved for Rondee, which has a show coming up on January 9 in New York City. Go get your tickets now!

Listen to Billy and fellow prince Chris Pine sing their scene-stealing scene “Agony” below:


Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen – Agony (From “Into The Woods”) (Audio)
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Meryl Streep is Bewitching at the 'Into the Woods' Premiere

Meryl Streep rocks head-to-toe black while arriving for the Into the Woods premiere on Monday evening (December 8) in New York City.

The 65-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, and Billy Magnussen at the red carpet event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Meryl Streep

Earlier that same week, an audio clip of Meryl singing “Stay with Me” from Into the Woods was released.

Listen to her rendition of the song below!


Meryl Streep – Stay With Me (From “Into the Woods”) (Audio)

FYI: Meryl is wearing an Issey Miyake jacket and skirt, Dolce&Gabbana bag, and L.K. Bennett boots.

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Anna Gunn Gets a Lift from Billy Magnussen at 'Sex with Strangers' Opening Night!

Anna Gunn gets swept off her feet by her hunky co-star Billy Magnussen at the opening night celebration for their new play Sex with Strangers on Wednesday (July 30) at Four at Yotel in New York City.

The co-stars were joined at the event by the show’s director David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe Buckman.

Here is the show’s synopsis: When star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan (Magnussen) tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia (Gunn), he finds they both crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

Check out some production stills inside the gallery and get tickets to the show now. It is only playing through August 24.

25+ pictures inside of Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen at the opening night party… More Here! »

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'Into the Woods' Comes to Life on the Big Screen in First Look Trailer - Watch Now!

It’s here! The trailer for the highly-anticipated movie musical version of Into the Woods has just been released!

The adaptation stars Emily Blunt and James Corden as the Baker’s Wife and Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Johnny Depp (though mostly hidden) as the Wolf, Meryl Streep as the Witch, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracy Ullman as Jack’s mom, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as the step sisters and Christine Baranski as their mom.

The film will hit theaters on Christmas day! In case you missed it, check out the first official stills too!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Into the Woods first trailer?


Into the Woods Trailer
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