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Ansel will be on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, March 3rd! Be sure to tune in!

For a generation of young women, Ansel Elgort may always be Augustus Waters, the cancer-stricken heartthrob in last year’s heartbreaking romance The Fault in Our Stars. You can’t blame them. Gus is basically Prince Charming with an iPhone. It turns out Elgort—whose father is renowned photographer (and sometimes ELLE contributor) Arthur Elgort—is a hopeless romantic too, often speaking as if he’s been sprung from a Shakespearean sonnet. If the 21-year-old actor is so in touch with his emotions, perhaps that’s because he graduated from Manhattan’s LaGuardia High (aka the Fame school) and spent his summers at Stagedoor Manor, the storied theater camp in the Catskills with alumni such as Natalie Portman and Lea Michele. The dude knows drama. This month, Elgort (who deejays under the name Ansolo and will appear in Prada’s spring/summer ad campaign) reunites with his Fault costar Shailene Woodley in Insurgent, the second installment of the Divergent film series—which still may be less intense than what happened the night he lost his virginity.

What were the girls like at LaGuardia?
Ansel Elgort: LaGuardia is a wonderful, wonderful place. If you’re like me and you love dancers, you just have to walk up to the eighth floor and you can get one.

You make it sound like adopting a puppy.
[Laughs] That’s a terrible way of saying it! No, you can just go up there and try to flirt. I like strong women. Physical women. My dad photographed a lot of beautiful dancers. My mom was a dancer. I love when a girl is like, “I can’t hang out. I have to go to class.” And I go pick her up and she’s all sweaty in a leotard with her hair in a bun. That’s the hottest thing ever.

Your father also photographed models. Were there nudes all over the house?
Oh, yeah. There were more in the studio. I loved going to his studio. I’d disappear into his darkroom for, like, an hour, looking for all the boobs I could find.

What did your mom teach you about women?
My mom is very romantic. As is my dad. They appreciate real romance.

Are you a romantic?
I like to go on really nice dates. I’ve made some money, but I don’t spend it on anything besides my rent. But I go to nice dinners. And I like to go with a girl. I prefer being with a girlfriend longterm. I prefer to be with someone I can trust. I’m more into that.

You’re 21 years old. Don’t you want to sow your oats?
I like romanticizing romance. I don’t know how open I’m supposed to be here.

As open as you’d like to be.
I think I could say this: If you like someone and the sex is really good and you enjoy spending time together, why wouldn’t you make that person your girlfriend? Why go around dating random girls and having terrible sex when you can be with someone you really like?

Augustus Waters is a little weird. He calls Hazel by her full name, he stares at her, he tells her he’s a virgin…
He’s genuine deep down. But on the surface he’s playing this character that he thinks is the cool, perfect guy. Honestly, that’s how I’ve felt when I’ve been single and talking to girls. Like, This is who they want Ansel Elgort to be. I talk slowly. I stand up straight. I feel like, Yeah. They’re totally being charmed. It’s working. It’s working. But I don’t feel like I’m being myself.

Who is the real Ansel Elgort?
I’m a total goof. When I’m being really comfortable with my friends, I can be very goofy. I’m open with how I feel about someone.

What did Shailene teach you about women?
Shailene is very different. I wouldn’t use her as an example of what most women are like. She hates people pleasing. She wishes the world could be a place where we could be really honest and true to our emotions.

I read somewhere that she made a natural deodorant for you, but you wouldn’t use it. Why not?
I didn’t really see how you could put it on. It was in a jar. I just didn’t like the idea of putting a cream on my armpits.

You once tweeted, “My paradise is sitting on the couch, producing and playing Grand Theft Auto.” Is it hard to find a girl who enjoys that?
It is. But I have that. So I’m happy.

You’re dating someone?
Uh, when does this story come out?

Why? Do you have a date you’re going public with?
People are going to find out eventually. It’s no one famous. To be honest, I don’t mind talking about my experiences in life, but details aren’t for everyone. But if you can find a girl who you can go to an EDM concert with, have a conversation with, who will sit on the couch and watch you play GTA for three hours—and then you go to bed and have amazing sex? That should be your girlfriend.

What can you tell me about your first time?
I was 14. I had no clue what I was doing, and neither did the girl.

What would you have done differently?
I didn’t even make the lighting good. That’d be one thing I’d do differently. It was, like, fluorescent, bright bedroom light, like, over the covers.

Did you wait a long time to do it again?
No, no, no. Definitely not. The only thing that made me feel better was doing it again.

Okay. Thank you for your time.
Don’t make me sound like a playboy, because I’m not.

You’re into monogamy! We’ve established that.
Yeah. Cause if someone I’m monogamous with reads his, I don’t want them to be upset if it sounds like I’m a playboy.

-Source: Elle


Just before Christmas, on an empty playground basketball court in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Ansel Elgort hits jump shots from 10 feet, then 15, then 20. He takes a step behind the free-throw line, squares up, rises, and drops another perfectly arcing shot through the hoop. “I want to dunk in the game,” he says, eagerly grasping the ball at chest level with both hands. “I want people to know I can do it.”

Two years ago, Elgort was the starting center for New York City’s LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, the singing, dancing, theater-geeking inspiration for Fame. “The best kid on the team was the trombone player,” he says. But now, after starring in a pair of 2014 teen-idol-minting blockbusters, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, Elgort, 20, is intent on sharpening his skills for his first nationally televised contest—a rite of passage for any young celebrity who can adequately handle both the rock and the gale-force bursts of adolescent attention.

He’s talking about the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden in February, an annual exhibition whose past MVPs include Justin Bieber, as if it’s the game of his life. “I’ve been training, doing plyometrics, working on my legs,” says the six-foot-four native New Yorker, flashing a grin that’s both playful and knowing. “I want to dunk on Kevin Hart.”

Wearing jeans, high-tops, and a gray Nike sweatshirt, Elgort catches a pass and pops in a slo-mo left-handed layup. “It’s important to be good with both hands,” he says. It’s also critical, Elgort explains, not to get cocky with a lead like he did last year playing one-on-one with his Men, Women & Children costar Adam Sandler. “I went hard at him right away, before realizing he’s Adam Sandler, not just a guy, and I probably shouldn’t destroy him. Then he got in a rhythm and beat me.” Elgort wouldn’t repeat the mistake. “When we played again,” he says, “I kicked his ass.”

For all the talk about posterizing Hart and slaughtering Sandler, Elgort doesn’t come across as macho so much as striving and self-assured. Even his form on the court betrays a cool confidence, a willingness to ease into things. Despite hitting multiple shots in a row, Elgort doesn’t announce that he’s on fire or making it rain. Instead, he quietly glides from spot to spot, like in a team drill, hands out, ready to receive the next pass and make good on it.

He could have just dunked: peeled off his sweatshirt, turned his cap around, charged through the paint, and thrown one down—hard—replaying a moment he has Instagrammed to his 4.2 million followers before (he has also occasionally Instagrammed his abs). Finally, Elgort picks up the pace and explodes toward the hoop. He takes two big strides and lifts off, soaring to the rim before . . . finessing a finger roll into the basket. “I’m not just going to start jamming out here,” Elgort says, smiling as he tucks his hands inside the cuffs of his sweatshirt. “You need to warm up first.”

Onscreen, too, there’s a sense that Elgort is still just getting loose. Playing Augustus Waters, the James Dean of adolescent cancer patients, in The Fault in Our Stars, he has already flashed the kind of dramatic chops that later, with the subtraction of SMS romance and the addition of several birthdays, win adults Oscars. Honing his stroke, Elgort went emo again in Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, playing a high-school quarterback who quits the team, deeming it and most everything else in his life meaningless, before overdosing on pills. Both roles portend even more nuanced ones, and bigger things, to come. “Ansel looks and feels like a young Brando,” Reitman says.

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Meet the stars who can act and ball!

Celebrities including Kevin Hart, Ansel Elgort and Nick Cannon will compete in next week’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, the NBA announced.

Also on-hand to compete will be “Blackish” star Anthony Anderson, Common, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Chadwick Boseman, comedian Michael Rapaport, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, and NBA TV co-host Kristen Ledlow.

Athletes, including little league phenom Mo’Ne Davis, former NBA All-Star and New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston, Basketball Hall of Famer Chris Mullin, gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper, Memphis Grizzlies’ owner Robert Pera, and WNBA stars Shoni Schimmel, Skylar Diggins, and Tina Charles, will also play.

The teams will be coached by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Spike Lee, along with “Mike & Mike” hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg.

Meanwhile, Keke Palmer will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the game, while MAGIC! will perform “Rude” at halftime.

The game, which will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City, will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. on Feb. 13.

-Source: ABC

Ansel Elgort Talks Making ‘Groovy House Music’ as a DJ and Battling With Credibility

Ansel Elgort may be famous for making hearts race in The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent (and being named one of GQ’s 2014 Men of the Year), but the actor’s skills go beyond film. Known to the EDM circuit as DJ-producer Ansolo, the 20-year-old New Yorker has played Electric Zoo, scaled the Beatport charts with debut single “Unite” in 2014 and released remixes through Swedish House Mafia alum Steven Angello’s Size Records. Elgort breaks down his musical side hustle.

He knows not everyone will take him seriously as a musician — yet. “I’m going to battle with credibility my whole career as Ansolo, because people will just say I’m an actor trying to get into this. But I have no need to get into this. My acting is going great. I don’t want to make more money. If I did, I wouldn’t be making groovy house music.”

He only recently found his own beat. “There’s old stuff I’m desperately trying to get off the Internet because it’s so bad. It wasn’t until a year ago that my production was up to my songwriting. Now, I’m pushing my sound toward Earth, Wind & Fire, made more modern.”

He thinks his sound is just what EDM needs. “Some of the harder music doesn’t make any sense to dance to. What’s not being made enough is this groovier house mix.”

Don’t count on him selling out. “I’m making music because I love to, not because it needs to do well, and that’s a great advantage. I will never sign with a label that tells me what music to make.”

-Source: Billboard

EXCLUSIVE: Ansel Elgort has inked his next major role after enjoying a breakout 2014 with hits The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, both opposite the Golden Globes-nominated Shailene Woodley. Now he’s set to star with Chloë Grace Moretz in November Criminals, the teen thriller adaptation that Hitchcock‘s Sacha Gervasi is directing for Lotus Entertainment.

Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teenagers who venture into the seedy underbelly of Washington, D.C. to investigate a friend’s murder while falling in love for the first time.

Catherine Keener also stars in the film, which Lotus came aboard to co-finance and co-produce during November’s AFM. Beth O’Neil (Jack Goes Boating) is also producing. CAA and WME are jointly repping domestic rights and Lotus will handle international sales.

Elgort, the 20 year-old son of an opera director and a photographer, burst onto Hollywood’s radar last year after making his feature debut in MGM’s Carrie remake. He also starred in Jason Reitman’s ensemble drama Men, Women, and Children and will reprise his role as Caleb this March in Summit/Lionsgate’s Divergent sequel, Insurgent.

Moretz is coming off of the Denzel Washington actioner The Equalizer and teen drama If I Stay. She’ll also be in theaters in March in director Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria with Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche.

Lotus has a current slate that includes Xavier Gens’ thriller The Crucifixion, Shekhar Kapur’s Tiger’s Curse, Replicas starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry starrer Kidnap, Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King, YA adaptation Fallen, Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie pic Maggie, and Craig Zobel’s Z For Zachariah, which premieres this month at Sundance.

Elgort is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.

-Source: Deadline.com

Ansel Elgort attended the 2014 American Music Awards last night, November 23rd! I have added photos of him on the red carpet, backstage and in the audience, and during the show to the gallery! You can also watch a video of him doing an interview on the red carpet and presenting Charlie XCX below!


This year Ansel Elgort grew up. He starred in two hit films, “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” he was named one of our Men of the Year, and, most importantly, he moved out of his parents’ house. Find out what else rocked the actor’s world in 2014

A year ago, he was a teenager—a city kid with no interest in college but a thing for acting and EDM. Two enormous movies later (Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars) and Ansel Elgort is suddenly enjoying a rush of mega-popularity that guarantees one thing: By this time next year, you’ll have trouble remembering the day you didn’t know his name

Here in Amsterdam, the third week of October marks several totally cool occasions for Ansel Elgort. It is, for example, one year to the day since he and the cast of his fame-making movie, The Fault in Our Stars, wrapped production in the Dutch capital—a moment that signaled an end to his old life and the onset of the very public existence he’d spend the rest of this year growing into. The week that I find him back in Amsterdam, he’s here not as a newly anointed Hollywood sensation but as his side-hustle persona, Ansølo, an electronic musician playing a big-time music festival. Last year, he was fanning out in the crowd; this year, he’s opening for some of his heroes, and his name is on the flyer.

More telling evidence of the difference between this year and last can be found at the canalside bench here in town where Ansel’s high-charm cancer-surviving character in The Fault in Our Stars broke some very rough news to Shailene Woodley. Today the spot is a pilgrimage site for young fans—the sort of thing that might’ve happened in 1997 at the bow of the Titanic, had it not been built on a soundstage. That’s actually a useful analogue: The Fault in Our Stars has done for Ansel what Titanic did for an early-twenties Leonardo DiCaprio, vaulting him to a measure of un-obscurity that’s difficult to comprehend if you don’t have a teenage niece or follow his social-media feeds.

While the inconveniences that attend this kind of fame are familiar—a teen-throb like Ansel, for example, has to enter and exit through the kitchens of hotels, anticipate mobs of young women prowling locations from which he just posted Instagrams, and avoid certain neighborhoods in his hometown, New York (the ones with schools and tourists)—not every actor chooses to handle that fame the same way. Ansel seems to regard his new normal as a seasoned swimmer does a riptide. Fight it and it’ll wear you down until you drown. But go with the flow (or rather, take lots of pictures and be the nicest guy ever) and the universe will respect your chillness.

By way of a place-specific example, here’s something that happened in Amsterdam earlier this week. Ansel meets a girl, and they make a plan to grab waffles. By the time they’re done eating, a mob of fans and photographers has gathered out front. Ansel’s idea is to head outside and take pictures with every last fan and then ask them to disperse. It’s become his standing operating procedure, and it works today, too. He and the girl hop in a cab, but after a block or two, Ansel notices a photographer following them: “I’m pretty good with faces, and I recognize him from last year, when he was hanging around the filming of The Fault in Our Stars. And so I ask the driver to pull over, and I get out of the car and go up to the guy and say, ‘Hey, man, how have you been? Listen, I know you have a job to do, but I’m with this girl, and we’re on this date, and we’re just trying to go to some park to hang out some more, and I don’t think we’re gonna be able to do that if you follow us.’ I was basically saying, Can you find it in your heart not to cockblock me? And you know what? He got on his scooter and turned around.”

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