Bradley Cooper bulked up a lot for 'American Sniper'

Bradley Cooper bulked up a lot for 'American Sniper'
Actor Bradley Cooper, right, and screenwriter Jason Hall were both nominated for Academy Awards for "American Sniper," which got six Oscar nominations in all. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Bradley Cooper had to suffer for his art to play the title role in "American Sniper." To portray a Navy SEAL, Cooper had to bulk up by more than 40 pounds -- which meant eating about 8,000 calories a day and working out for four hours a day, writer-producer Jason Hall told People. And then there was shooting practice. [People]

E!'s "Fashion Police" returned Monday night, with a retooled panel of critics after the death of Joan Rivers last year. Newcomers Kathy Griffin and Brad Goreski joined Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic with guest star Wendi McLendon-Covey of "The Goldbergs." They engaged in ripping stars like Miley Cyrus (for appearing in nothing but bubble bath in V magazine) and Justin Bieber (for wearing a towel in a selfie), Taylor Swift for being Taylor Swift, Benedict Cumberbatch for being Benedict Cumberbatch -- you get the picture. When it comes to Kardashians, Griffin says she's done with them; she's on Team Bruce Jenner. [New York Daily News]

A Savile Row tailor designed the tux "Selma" star David Oyelowo wore to the Critics Choice Awards to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., our Adam Tschorn reports. The jacket lining is embroidered with words to one of King's favorite hyms "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." [Los Angeles Times]

J.C. Penney is going back to the future with plans to mail out old-fashioned paper catalogs for the first time since 2010. Why? Because they've found that online customers are inspired by what they see advertised in print. [WSJ]

"Fashion came to the fore" in Gucci's men's fall presentation in Milan on Monday, writes Miles Socha at WWD. The collection, retooled after the ouster of creative director Frida Giannini, was "markedly younger and quirkier with ambiguous sexuality and romantic spirit," Socha says. [WWD]
Designer Josie Natori was one of the organizers of Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines. [WWD]