Pairs Division: Renner & Adams at the “American Hustle” LA Screening

Posted on December 04, 2013


“Amy? It’s Jeremy.”

“Oh, hey. You going to the thing tonight?”

“Yeah. Listen, I was thinking … What are you gonna wear?”

“The usual. A dress. You?”

“The usual. A suit.

You up for some fun?”

“Sure. I guess.”

“Okay, check this: How about you wear a dress, right? But it’s a dress with one totally weird and distracting detail! And then I wear a suit, but it’s a suit also with a totally weird and distracting detail?!?





Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams attend the special screening of “American Hustle” at Directors Guild Of America in Los Angeles, California. Jeremy Renner is wearing a Dior Homme tuxedo and Amy Adams is wearing a David Koma dress.

And thus it came to pass. We’re guessing. We have no other explanation for this outside of them both losing a bet.






[Photo Credit: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Andrew Evans/]

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  • Mary Lauer

    I am not sure who wins the Torture Heels competition, Ms. Adams or Ms. Beckham. Both of them make my feet cringe in sympathetic agony when I see pics of their feet. Besides that, and the annoying distracting details pointed out, they look kind of okay? That close up of his face looks the best I have seen him for yonks.

    • judybrowni

      Ouch, to the fetish heels from hell.

      • fursa_saida

        She wears heels that give her the Betty Boop feet an awful lot. It seems like she must like it, but I can’t imagine why.

  • She looks lovely.
    He looks like an evil bellhop.

    • Rand Ortega

      Coming this Christmas: “Satan’s Bellhop” Starring Jeremy Renner

      • In a world….

        • tereliz

          Just don’t order room service.

          • marlie

            THAT is the movie tag-line.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        And I think Satan’s bellhop might just have a little ventriloquist dummy in the coat closet….

    • Snailstsichr

      I’m all in for that movie! Can’t wait for the ride at Disneyland!

    • Yolanda13

      I so love the “sinister bellhop” description. Good call.

    • 3boysful

      SO funny we all get the same vibe–I was going to post that he looks like a Vegas valet parker.

    • kirkyo

      This. I hate getting hung up on one thing but the kind of hidden but not really button is pissing me off.

  • gabbilevy

    She looks like she forgot to take her dress out of the garment bag. He looks like he forgot to remove the painters tape from his jacket.

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  • Shawn EH

    Their hair and makeup are okay I guess, which is a win for them? #ifyoucan’tsaysomethingnice

    • sagecreek

      If you can’t say something nice, come sit over here by me.

      • MoHub

        Alice Roosevelt Longworth.

        • sagecreek

          Yep. I should have credited, but I think most everyone knows.

          • Shawn EH

            I always thought it was Dorothy Parker for some reason.

          • BmoreKate

            I always thought it was Olympia Dukakis…

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Didn’t Olympia’s character use that line in “Steel Magnolias”?

          • BmoreKate

            Yep! 🙂

    • RidgewayGirl

      But his hair looks like an old guy tragically trying to look young and hip in a sort of youth pastor way.

      • Shawn EH

        Still a win for him! At least he left off the obvious mascara this time!

  • clatie

    those shoes are making my calves cramp up.

    • sugarkane105

      Amy’s calves don’t appear to appreciate them either.

  • Kate Andrews

    If I were a powerful stylist, I’d burn all those dresses with the meaningless sheer skirts. Ugh.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      It would have been such a cute dress without that sheer panel. WHY?!!!

    • Rhonda Shore

      this sheer skirt is particularly awful.

    • Kathy

      I HATE the sheer skirts. I could do without the side boob too.

      • marlie

        As much as I hate the sheer skirt, I would have preferred that maybe the designer chose one or the other as the focal point of the dress. As is, they’re both a little distracting.

        • Kathy

          There are a few too many things going on with the dress, that’s for sure. The horizontal black stripes are okay, but the side boob, sheer lower skirt and exposed black back zipper are taking it a bit beyond the pale.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      There is a crying need for this to happen.

  • Scimommy

    – Ooh, ooh, and the distracting detail has to: a. completely ruin the look, and b. be slightly shiny!

    – Got it!

  • Sarah

    Her armhole – it is too square. It creeps toward the nip. I dislike. And his suit, it is for formal night jogging, obviously. Hence the reflective strip.

    • NMMagpie

      Someone is going to come over and tell me to stop laughing so loud in my cubicle.

    • kimmeister

      I’m hating these gigantic armholes that are designed to show sideboob. It’s a plague!

    • Kristin McNamara

      “Formal night jogging.” I lost it.

  • sugarkane105

    I actually really like her dress *shrugs* On the other hand, his sloppiness is only magnified by that… thing.

  • colleenjanel

    Granted, I’m looking at the pictures on my phone, but his jacket had sort of an Escher-esque effect on me. Took me a while to figure out if it was an extension of his lapel over the jacket, or a long shiny vest under the jacket … or both. I’m so confused.

  • Why are sheer skirts still a thing? I would think after the first one was made and was seen in a mirror, it would be a, “Nope. Burn it. No one will ever know of its creation.”

  • Did he borrow that suit from Daniel Radcliffe from like…what…?…three years ago? Four? You remember the ones. There were two, he must have loaned it out. And don’t get me started on this sheer bottom trend phase. Looks like she got attacked by saran wrap. Otherwise, she looks gorgeous.

  • Rand Ortega

    I’ve seen cartoon characters less animated than Jeremy Renner. He oozes this Snidely Whiplash ick I simply can’t abide.

    Amy, who I actually dig, is in the ultimate wrong dress. Wrong season, wrong shape for her, etc.

    • Sarah

      Wrong lack of color, too. She should stick with rich colors. B & W is not doing her skin any favors.

  • jen_vasm

    If Renner’s expression in the second to last picture isn’t “YES. BAM MOTHERFUCKERS!” then nothing is.

  • KateM

    Amy went above and beyond with a few distracting details – sheer, weird skirt, possible nipple exposure from the side, and shoes that make her feet look like they are going to buckle and fold up in an unnatural way.

  • Mona_Visa

    Bellhops & Barcodes.

    • Constant Reader

      That sounds like the title of an awesome musical about two best friends with big dreams working in a hotel — one at the front desk and one in the gift shop.

    • Rand Ortega

      Awe. Some!

  • Suzanne Moore

    The shiny strip on Jeremy’s pants remind me of my high school band uniform. Amy’s see-through fabric reminds me of my mother’s sheer draperies.

    • sagecreek

      Yes, this. I immediately thought “middle school band director at the Christmas concert”.

      • jilly_d

        As a middle school band director, I resent that, lol. I have a Christmas concert next week and you can bet I won’t be looking a hot mess like these two.

        • sagecreek

          LOL. My sincerest apologies!

          • jilly_d

            Forgiven 🙂 I’m not sure many band directors have been as well-schooled as I in the ways of TLo styling.

    • RidgewayGirl

      The shiny bits on Jeremy’s pants and jacket — would they have looked worse in Amy’s sheer material… or awesome?

  • lunchcoma

    It almost doesn’t matter what Jeremy Renner wears. He ends up looking vaguely criminal and untrustworthy even when he’s not wearing something ridiculous.

    Amy Adams could do a lot better, though.

    • kimmeister

      The Devil’s facial hair isn’t helping him either.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I wonder if Amy knows that when her legs are photographed through all that shiny gauzy fabric, it looks like major cellulite.

  • Carolyne

    You know, I’m sure she doesn’t have a gut, but those extreme high heels make it impossible for even a skinny Minnie to suck in their stomach because that heel height forces a really unnatural posture so that you don’t do a face plant. The last photo makes her belly look at big as mine, and I’m approaching 60!

  • DeniseSchipani

    There is a point at which a high heel ceases to be a high heel, and turns into a lever that will tip a person forward right on her face. The point right before that is this shoe, and it’s at this point when NO ONE can walk in anything approaching a fetching manner. Also, ugh on the skirt.

    • Their…hideous…distracted me from her SHOES!!! Now I want to vomit. Thank you.

  • In_Stitches

    His suit looks like something they’d try to pawn off on Jane Lynch. Her dress…I’m more bugged by the quasi-side boob. Either go for it, or put it away Amy-there’s no pussy-footing around with side boob.

  • quiltrx

    I like that he tends to try more unusual suits, but they never seem to come out quite right. His oily smarminess just overpowers the clothes. I thought he was kind of handsome in the Hurt Locker days…now there’s the icky facial hair, and something has gone really weird around the eyes.
    Amy looks great except the garment bag still hanging off the bottom. Love those earrings! And the shoes look very painful.

  • Ediths_Head

    I see Dior is doing it to the men this season too. An equal opportunity offender is to be commended, I guess.

  • decormaven

    If he lost the jacket and put on a ruffly shirt, he could play in Ricky Ricardo’s band.

    • Imasewsure

      He is giving off a Cesar Romero vibe too so that fits right in

  • MoHub

    Her dress looks as if she bought a calf-length garment and cut it off shorter but forgot to cut the lining to the same length.

  • boweryboy

    Her heels are so high they’re making my feet hurt. And he always looks smarmy to me.

  • Jessica Freeman

    No & No. That’s all.

  • Jumpingjacks

    Think the suit could work on a younger person (or perhaps just anyone with a.. fresh face) as long as they lose the stripe on the trousers….
    How come red carpet Jeremy always ends up looking like the sleazy, slimy older brother of movie Jeremy..

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    If they ever turn “Elf On The Shelf” into a movie, Jeremy Renner would be perfect for the lead.

  • Introspective

    they look terrible. her hair and makeup are good, but they are serving wtfs all around.

  • amf0001

    Jeremy, for a minute there you were attractive. I don’t know what happened.

  • MilaXX

    At least he had his weird suit tailored. I almost gave her weird dress a pass until I saw the ass zipper. That’s a bridge too far.

  • marlie

    I just don’t have words for his suit. It’s awful. And I like her dress UNTIL you get to the rando sheer part. But I like everything else about her look.

  • Rebekah B

    Looks at his face. It was totally his idea. I think you nailed it, TLO.

  • snarkykitten

    Her dress looks like some PR contestant suddenly realized, just as Tim is calling time, that their model was 5″ taller than they previously measured.

  • Trickytrisha

    They need a time machine to go back a couple of hours before they decided to go in this direction.

  • Kerri

    Her: Love the head. Hair and make-up look fabulous. The earrings are KILLER. Where can I find an affordable knock-off?

    Him: I actually kind of like it? It’s different and interesting, which hard for men to do with the standard uniform of suits. So, points for effort?

  • hey jeremy, your hair looks stupid.

  • ballerinawithagun

    What a disappointment after seeing Amy look so gorgeous in that last photo shoot.

  • Judy_S

    Hers is weirder and more distracting than his, but not by much.

  • jif

    Is it to much to hope for the undecided-skirt trend to die in time for 2014?

  • What a mess.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Her: scroll down gasp.
    Him: points for trying? . . . . . hmmm. . . . . no.

  • PeaceBang

    Well, that happened.

  • jw_ny

    He looks like he should have a flashlight and be walking around the theater telling people to shush! Also like he caught a buzz before his shift. geesh!

    She looks like she’s trying too hard…the straightened hair, the SJP raccoon eyes, side boob, the micro mini with sheer panels, the too high heels, etc…girl needs to tone it down! She’s a natural beauty and her choices usually seems to work against it.

  • GeoDiva

    Way too many bad things going on here…the side boob is weird, the satin trim on his pants need to go (the jacket is okay) and the sheer bottom half looks like she got cought in a screendoor.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Did Clay Aiken do Jeremy’s hair?

  • Coco Cornejo

    Were they dressing as their characters in the movie would?

    • Lori

      No. I’ve seen stills from the movie and Amy looks great in her character’s clothes.

  • filmcricket

    Anyone know if she used to be a dancer? As someone upthread pointed out, she rivals Vicky Posh in the skyscraperitude of her heels, so that she’s practically en pointe. But she always seems to carry it off and her legs are amazing. Just curious.

    Both these outfits need to be burned.

    • J-Ko

      She was a dancer in a dinner theater production in Littleton Colorado when she was 16! My sister was in it too.

  • formerlyAnon

    God. He’s always (to me, I know many disagree violently) just thisclose to looking hot as hell, but he manages to mess it up. Always. You’ve always got to mentally redo at least 3 of the 4: hair, facial hair, outfit or bronzer/makeup before he’s even in spitting range of his potential.

  • girliecue

    There is no way I’ll ever be convinced that this conversation did not actually happen.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    At least he didn’t get the short straw and have to wear stilts. They both need to go home and start over.

  • YoungSally

    Nominated for worst lapels on the RC since Benedict C’s Vincent Price get-up.

  • oklund

    Just ONE weird distracting detail?

  • GillianHolroyd

    Bold graphic stripes are not really her thing. He’s hopeless on the RC but I’ve liked him in the 2? 3? movies I’ve seen him in.

  • Lorelei_D

    Amy’s feet are in too much pain for her to manage even one real smile.

  • Fatima Siddique

    Her dress works. His hair does not. It’s been at least ten years since that was cool, possibly longer.

  • MannahattaMamma

    When did Jeremy Renner turn into Sean Penn?

  • Is it just me or she turning into Nicole Kidman?

  • John Parot

    Loving that suit and giving good Face. He’s looking sexy but still looking fun. I’d definitely have cocktails with him. #seriously

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    He looks like a Fancy Doorman from 1931. Amy? Amy needs to GO HOME AND PUT ON A DRESS.

  • florencio

    Her high heels are super sexy and that is the style now. Sky high heels are not just for fetishes anymore, 5 inch heels are the norm. Her bunions actually look better suited for sky high stilettos than flat sandals. A little foot pain from fancy stiletto heels is part of being a fashionable woman these days.