Who wants to be an athletic supporter?
A new video, produced by Nike, has made its way to the Internets that follows footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on and off the soccer field … and into the locker room. Here are a few screencaps from this new vid:
Unfortch, there aren’t any scenes of Cristiano wearing only his Emporio Armani Underwear but there a few scenes that show a bit of flesh. Check it out in full after the jump … More »
"My hair and my accent are sort of my main assets."
Xavier Samuel, the Aussie actor who is about to break into the world of Twilight adoration as the newest hottie vamp on the block in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (due out in theaters on June 30), is featured in the new issue of Interview magazine. Samuel was interviewed by his Eclipse co-star (and fictional vampire maker) Bryce Dallas Howard (who plays vampire Victoria) and is lookin’ pretty good in this accompanying photospread … behold:
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD: So now that you’re almost on the other side with Eclipse, how has everything been for you? It’s all been a little wild, right?
XAVIER SAMUEL: Yeah, it has. It’s kind of like being struck by lightning in a way, because it all seems so improbable.
HOWARD: Eclipse is your first American film.
SAMUEL: It is. I’ve been doing American auditions for a while, and it always felt sort of like sending these audition tapes off into the ether. So just hearing anything back from anyone was kind of startling.
HOWARD: When we were shooting Eclipse, it was amazing for me to see how the girls all went berserk over you. These girls were totally losing their minds—and much like everyone else in the cast who experiences those sorts of things, you dealt with it really graciously and wonderfully. Were you at all startled by that?
SAMUEL: I mean, it’s kind of bizarre, isn’t it? Having that kind of attention. I’m not under the microscope in the same fashion that a lot of the other cast members are, so I think I can slide under the radar a little bit more, but getting any attention at all is completely new for me.
HOWARD: Well, it’s been interesting to see how these young women have responded to you and your hair and your accent.
SAMUEL: My hair and my accent are sort of my main assets.
For those of you still interested in what the lad has to say about, well, whatever … you can read the rest of his Interview interview HERE. I, on the other hand, plan to just focus on these photos … despite all the clothing, they are much more interesting to me than the banal back and forth with BDH.
Gets lei'd, gets half nekkid at the beach
Zac Efron, who is featured on the cover and in the pages of People magazine’s 2010 50 Hottest Bodies issue, was honored last night with the Shining Star Award at the 2010 Maui Film Festival in Hawaii. As you may recall, we learned earlier this week that Zac would be receiving this honor (and more importantly, we saw a few amazingly HOT photos of Zac lookin’ all wet and half nekkid at the beach in Maui earlier this week) and last night was his big night. Here are some photos from the Maui Film Festival last night and some excerpts from an interview Zac gave to the Maui News:
Shortly after arriving on Maui earlier this week, young movie star Zac Efron went for a swim in front of his resort. “I was taking a dip. It’s the first thing you do here, right?” said the 22-year-old screen star best known for his roles in the “High School Musical” series on TV and the movies. Except when Zac Efron does it, it winds up on the cover of People magazine. “Hilarious,” said Efron, on the island to accept the Maui Film Festival’s Shooting Star Award, bestowed in an outdoor ceremony Wednesday night in the festival’s signature venue, the Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Golf Course. Efron, whose new drama “Charlie St. Cloud” opens in theaters in a few weeks, accepted the award, which says: “while still in the ascendancy of his career – with many magnetic performances both behind and ahead of him – always generates as much light as heat.” Efron was using the Maui vacation as an opportunity to bond with his younger brother, Dylan, a recent graduate of Arroyo Grande High School on the Central California coast … While his next role goes in a more dramatic direction, depicting a young man grappling with the death of his brother, he takes pride in having helped usher in a new era of musicals on movie and TV screens. “I would never take credit for it, but I would say the resurgence of musicals is such an amazing trend,” he said. “I’m glad to be a part of it. Every time a fan comes up to me and tells me ‘High School Musical’ encouraged me to join my school play, or ‘I didn’t even know I could sing before, but it gave me the courage to try.’ Those are the things you remember. It’s way better than just asking for pictures.”
You know what, congrats and all of that jazz … but let’s get to the important stuff, shall we? The only reason I keep doing these Zac Efron posts is because I’m always looking for another reason to post insanely hot pics of the lad lookin’ half nekkid and wet at the beach. Please join me in gawking at a few more photos like these, after the jump … More »
You'll never guess who was spotted on set with him!
Michael C. Hall, who was spotted on a date with his beautiful wife and co-star Jennifer Carpenter a couple of weeks ago, sat down for a little interview with the LA Times to talk about Dexter right as the 5th season of the show is going into filming production. In this new interview, MCH talks about the delicious darkness that plagues his Dexter character and hints a bit at what’s to come in the upcoming new season … here are a few excerpts:
Why do you think Dexter as a character has connected with audiences, despite his objectionable actions?
I think audiences relish the opportunity to identify with these central, even glaring, flaws. I think all of us have a shadow that we carry around — whether it’s as formidable as one that inspires you to be a serial killer …. But I think there’s something on a metaphorical level that resonates with people.
Aside from the strict code that Dexter lives by, what else keeps him relatable either for you as an actor or for the audience?
For me, it’s always been about what separates him from the rest of the world that makes him interesting: He lacks authenticity. We all struggle with issues of our own relative authenticity or inauthenticity. We all know what it’s like to behave compulsively and just feel like we’re not really in a place of choice when it comes to certain behaviors. The fact that he does take responsibility for his affliction is something that I think is admirable in spite of how it manifests itself.
Is there anything that you’re hoping to explore with Dexter in the next season?
Well, I’m certainly interested in going through the aftermath of the enormous mess that has been made of Dexter’s world at the end of the fourth season. And I think the relationship to the code, to the father, what happened at the end of the fourth season is sort of a revamped version of Dexter’s origin story. But in this case, he has some responsibility for what happened. I don’t know if that’s going to lead to his complete mental collapse — doubt it — or rehabilitation — I doubt that too. But how will he move forward? It’s the question that everybody who watches is probably pretty interested in.
The sociopathic side of Dexter seemed to be pretty in check during the last season with his idyllic suburban life. Do you think he’s progressed?
There is some sort of undeniable development or progression toward humanity, but I think that every step he’s taken on that front has been a pragmatic step, one that he needed to make in order to continue to live a life that allowed him to indulge in his primary compulsion. Yes, I think undeniably Dexter is someone who has taken unique responsibility for his darker impulses, not killing indiscriminately. And does experience what seems to be a genuine connection to at least the children in his world. It has so much to do with the way Dexter frames it. He has to frame that progression and that learning and those different kinds of behaviors within a context that allows him to continue to do what he does without ending up in an insane asylum.
You can read the full text of this interview HERE. But while this new interview is interesting and all, I’m more interested in what’s going on on the SoCal set of Dexter this week! MCH was snapped on set filming a scene with … well, someone you might not expect. So as not to spoil anything for those of you who wish to remain unspoiled, I’ll leave the reveal behind the cut. After the jump, check out the VERY SPOILERY photos that show who Michael C. Hall was filming new Dexter scenes with on set this week … More »
Posted under: 'Dexter', Michael C. Hall
The TV Guide
Last night David and I were joined by our friends Emma and Josh (cumulatively the Pink ladies) at a preview screening of the amazing movie musical Grease, the sing-a-long version! Paramount Pictures hosted a fan event at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA to screen the film privately before it screens at the Hollywood Bowl next week and then opens in theaters across the country next month … and we were among the lucky folks who were able to attend. Grease premiered in theaters for the first time 32 years ago to the day yesterday … and let me tell you, last night’s event was just as fun and exciting as ever!
People … this is the way that Grease was meant to be seen … in hypercolor on the BIG SCREEN! If you’ve not seen Grease in a movie theater, then you haven’t experience the movie properly. This version of the film has been amped up with loads of fun subtitles and clever graphics that just make the beloved film even more of a fun experience. I can’t even tell you how much fun the entire theater had last night … everyone was singing, clapping, hand jiving, dancing in the aisles … it was just A BLAST!! After the jump, check out some sneaky pics I snapped during the preview screening of Grease last night … More »
Posted under: 'Grease'
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"People should just leave me alone ..."
Lindsay Lohan is speaking out in a new interview with Star magazine where she implores that the public “leave [her] alone and let [her] live”. It would seem that the rumors going around about her alleged illegal alcohol-use are getting to her and she wants the world to know that “enough is enough”. Here is a photo of Lindsay out and about yesterday on an ice-cream run here in SoCal and some excerpts from her new chat with Star magazine:
In her first interview since being forced to wear a SCRAM bracelet, and less than two weeks after the booze monitor detected her consumption of a “small amount of alcohol,” Lindsay Lohan speaks out to Star exclusively about leaving her addiction behind and getting her career back on track. “Enough is enough,” the frustrated starlet says in our June 28 issue. “People should just leave me alone and let me live.” The hard-partying star particularly wants to refute any notion that she’s fallen off the wagon since Star broke the news that the SCRAM went off in the early hours of June 7 while she was partying at Katy Perry’s post-MTV Movie Awards bash. “I haven’t touched any alcohol or anything of the sort,” she insists. Adding: “The lies that get created [are] damaging to my career.” Although Lindsay, who is working to get financial backing for her make-or-break role in Inferno playing porn star Linda Lovelace, is adamant that she’s been playing it straight since she was fitted with the bracelet on May 24, she’s certainly put herself in the way of temptation by hitting the Hollywood party scene hard. “It’s a constant struggle for her to stay sober, one that she faces every day,” an insider reveals in the article.
If you are interested, Lindsay‘s full interview with Star magazine will hit newsstands on June 28. I have to say, I don’t really understand why Lindsay is so surprised by all the attention (both good and bad) she receives. She very often welcomes the attention when it suits her and then wants to say “enough is enough” when it does not suit her. I personally feel she is grossly misinformed by what is actually “damaging” to her career. It’s not the “lies that get created” that are doing the damage, it’s the reckless, dangerous and proven illegal behavior that she has been engaging in for the past few years that are destroying what’s left of her career. Until she is honest with herself and is willing to own her mistakes and PAY FOR THEM, she will never learn and will never get her life back on track. I am rooting for her to do well, I honestly am … but she needs to make serious changes in her life before she can achieve success again. Until then, people are going to talk because her behavior gives way too much fodder for discussion. If she truly wants people to leave her alone, then she needs to find new employment out of the public spotlight … but, to be honest, if Lindsay Lohan actually got her wish, if people actually did not pay attention to her I think she would wither up and die.
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
Batman in 'Wonderland'
Earlier this week we learned that Halle Berry and estranged babydaddy Gabriel Aubry reunited in order to take their daughter Nahla Ariela to Disneyland and earlier this month we learned that Heidi Klum and her family spent a day at Disneyland in celebration of her 37th birthday. Today we get to see a few cute photos of Batman star Christian Bale and his family (wife Sibi Blažić and daughter Emmeline) enjoying part of yesterday at Disneyland:
Fans of Disney may recognize that the family is photographed here on the Alice in Wonderland ride in Fantasyland. It’s always so nice to see families looking so happy together … usually when Christian is spotted in public, he looks kinda glum. I love how happy he looks in these photos. I guess it’s kinda impossible to be pissy at Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth! Seeing these photos reminds me … I’m due for a trip down to Anaheim, CA — soon!
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]