This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Jessica Chastain and Cuba Gooding Jr.

August 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EDT

Chastain Shining Star: Jessica Chastain - If you don't know who Jessica Chastain is yet, you sure are missing out. As last year's breakout star, she snagged killer roles and Oscar nominations for her parts in "The Help" and "The Tree of Life." Now she's gearing up for her next movie "Lawless," starring opposite Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Shia LaBeouf.

Chastain was also just picked by Vanity Fair for their International Best-Dressed List, sharing the September cover with Kate Middleton. The 35-year old actress is literally showing off her goods and her sultry side, appearing half-nude for the mag.

It's a new venture for the often "shy" starlet who said in the magazine, "I don't want people to look at me. I've spent my life being embarrassed."

Well, sorry Ms. Chastain. Thanks to a soaring career, and a new, sexy photo shoot, I think more people will be looking at you now!

Falling Star: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Ohhh Cuba... There are certain things stars tend to forget when they make it to Hollywood. And that is, that they're stars!!! And part of the gig is playing nice with your fans. It seems Cuba Gooding Jr. forgot that during a recent trip to a bar in New Orleans.

The actor popped into "The Old Absinthe House" on Bourbon Street earlier this week, and when fans started asking for pictures, Gooding allegedly got heated and started cursing at them. A female bartender asked him to leave, and the Oscar-winning actor allegedly went bonkers, shoving her against the wall, twice! An arrest warrant was issued, but the bartender decided not to press any charges.

All of it could have been avoided, had he just decided to take a few iPhone picts with some fans. Yes, there's a time and place to ask celebs for photos, not every time is appropriate. Was he with his kids or family? At 2am at a bar, most likely not. But lets be honest, after having a bunch of stinkers at the box office since "Jerry Maguire," (hello, "Daddy Day Care?") shouldn't he be grateful people still want a photo with him?

Either way, looks like Cuba owes someone a REALLY big tip. Show HER the money!!!!

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Photo Credits: Mario Testino, Vanity Fair; Charles Norfleet PR Photos

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