Next weekend, for 3 nights only, Hollywood is gettin’ a special version of the Tony Award winning musical Rent in an all new production directed by actor and Rent alum Neil Patrick Harris. This new version of Rent stars Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal) and Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening) as Roger and Mark alongside Vanessa Hudgens (as Mimi), Nicole Scherzinger (as Maureen), Wanye Brady (as Tom Collins) and more! This production of Rent will play at the Hollywood Bowl and promises to be a very special one-of-a-kind production … which will debut next Friday night after only 1 week of rehearsals! Here is a photo from these Rent rehearsals and some deets about the show itself:
RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl for three performances only, Friday and Saturday August 6 and 7 at 8:30pm, and Sunday August 8 at 7:30pm. Neil Patrick Harris will direct the production, with musical direction by Tim Weil and choreography by Jamal Sims. The cast includes Skylar Astin, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Hudgens, Telly Leung, Collins Pennie, Nicole Scherzinger, Tracie Thoms, and Aaron Tveit. Tickets are now on sale, and may be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at 323-850-2000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. With a 12-year run on Broadway, a Tony Award for Best Musical, and a Pulitzer Prize, RENT is one of the most groundbreaking and popular shows of all time. This year the Hollywood Bowl’s annual fully staged musical brings to life “La Vie Bohème”, “Seasons of Love” and all the songs that made RENT such a hit … Neil Patrick Harris said, “I’m thrilled with the cast. With this gang, I’m hoping to provide an eclectic mix of experienced RENT performers, amazing new talent, and recognizable faces in unexpected roles. Of paramount importance to me, though, is honoring the piece as a whole – the music, the vibe, the creator – so that those who have never experienced RENT will be able to appreciate it alongside die-hard fans. We’ll only have one week of rehearsal, which I like to call ‘madness’, but as of now my hopes are very high.” Appearing in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl as Mimi is Vanessa Hudgens, best known for her breakout role in the High School Musical series as Gabriella Montez, for which she received numerous nominations and awards. Nicole Scherzinger, solo artist, lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, and this season’s winner of Dancing With the Stars, will play Maureen. Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady plays Tom Collins. Aaron Tveit, from Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal and the upcoming feature film Howl plays Roger. Skylar Astin, who played Georg in Spring Awakening on Broadway, plays Mark. Collins Pennie who appeared in the films Fame and the upcoming Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, plays Benny. Tracie Thoms, a regular on CBS’ Cold Case, will be Joanne, a role she played in the film and the final cast of RENT on Broadway. RENT alum Telly Leung will play the role of Angel. Gwen Stewart, the original Broadway vocalist of “Seasons of Love,” will join the production as well. The ensemble of RENT includes Yassmin Alers, Eric B. Anthony, King Aswad, Susan Beaubian, David Burtka, Kathy Deitch, Sam Given, Rachael Harris, Tricia Kelly, Ethan Le Phong, Kristolyn Lloyd, Zarah Mahler, Laura Mixon, Jason Paige, Miri Park, Gwen Stewart and Brandon Wardell. Gwen Stewart was the original Broadway vocalist of “Seasons of Love.”
Rent is absolutely one of my all-time favorite Broadway shows … and is the one I’ve seen the most times (30+ at last count). I am so excited to see this new production, even if I have some reservations about the casting.
In all honesty, I’m not entirely convinced that Vanessa Hudgens can bring Mimi to life on stage … but I trust NPH‘s decision to cast her. I’m very curious to see how the whole show comes across, to be honest. I’m pretty sure that we will be going to the opening night performance on Friday … and I’m really excited. Here’s hoping this new production of Rent will do my fave show justice … or else ;)
TMZ has obtained Snooki’s mug shot — taken moments after the Seaside Heights PD arrested the “Jersey Shore” star for disorderly conduct Friday afternoon. Snooki — aka Nicole Polizzi — was in held in custody for several hours … before she was released on her own recognizance. As we previously reported, Snooki had been partying on the boardwalk earlier in the day with a beer bong … and at one point, she fell off of a bicycle. Sources tell us Snooki went out to dinner with one of her cast members after the incident last night.
Meh, all in a day’s work. Snooki‘s finally made it, y’all. She’s a star now.
Last night David and I met up with Darion and Peter for dinner at The Smokin’ Joint for some BBQ and we pretty much ate our faces off … it was very fun. After dinner, Darion gave me a belated birthday present that I fell in love with at first sight:
Darion found me a blue trackjacket with my fave Transformers character on the back … Soundwave! Last night was really cold here in LA so I was doubly happy to have this fun new jacket.
I have to say, I think Batman Returns is my fave Batman movie of all. The story is very cool and the villains are among my fave of Batman‘s Gallery of Rogues. I always loved the fact that Max Shreck is the most evil character in the film … you feel sympathy for The Penguin and Catwoman, Shreck is just evil. I also love how Siouxsie and the Banshees co-wrote the Batman Returns theme song Face to Face with composer Danny Elfman:
There is not a single thing I don’t love about this movie. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman really makes the film … it’s a shame that she didn’t get a film of her own. While I don’t hate the Halle Berry film Catwoman as much as pretty much everyone else on Earth, I think a film starring Pfeiffer would’ve been far superior. Ah well … I guess it was never meant to be.
Tonight, David and I will be hanging out with Rob and Tam and then we’re supposed to hit up a midnight pool party in the Hills … we’ll have to wait and see how any of that actually turns out. Hope you’re having a fab weekend :)
Dean Cain is 44, J.K. Rowling is 45, Fatboy Slim is 47, Wesley Snipes is 48 and Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful) is 67 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Here is this week’s photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Melissa from Dallas, TX sends in an amazing photo of her sister Angie and her newborn baby girl Dahlia Elena (8 lbs, 19 ½ inches long) who was born on July 12 … which is also my birthday ;) — Syrina, who hails from the Netherlands, sends in a great photo with her friend Janneke on a recent trip to Mauritius, Africa. The ladies were celebrating their birthdays on holiday together … Janneke‘s birthday was July 6 and Syrina‘s birthday also shares my birthday on July 12 :) — Erika, who I got to meet at Starbucks earlier this week, sends in a fun photo of a Pink is the new Blog cupcake that her mother made expressly for my blog! You can find other delicious cupcake creations at LittleSugarCupcakes.webs.com — Richard from Oklahoma City, OK sends in a photo from his recent family trip to Colorado — Vanessa sends in a fabulously timed photo from her friend’s recent Jersey Shore-themed party where she showed up as Snooki‘s mugshot … which is hilarious considering that the real life Snooki got arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ yesterday:
Much love and many thanks to you all for taking the time to send in your fab photos. Much love goes out to the birthday girls Dahlia, Syrina and Janneke! Love, Love, Love goes out to YOU all for continuing to send in your amazing photos. Please keep ‘em comign! I need more, more, more :) xoxo
Lindsay Lohan revealed her darker side recently during a photo shoot for her upcoming porn star biopic “Inferno” — and she did it all wearing nothing but your grandma’s underwear. The photos were taken by well-known photog Tyler Shields … but they’re for promotional purposes only. The film — in which Lindsay plays porn legend Linda Lovelace — hasn’t even been shot yet.
See, not even a stint in jail can derail Lindsay Lohan‘s film career … in fact, her current legal woes appear to be the best thing to happen to hear career in ages. Not only is Lindsay due to appear in Inferno but she has also filmed scenes for a new film called Undercover Comedy 2010. As you may recall, yesterday we got our first look at Lindsay in this new Comedy film — which is being made by and stars Vince Offer Schlomi … better known to the world as The ShamWow! Guy. After the jump, check out a couple more photos of Lohan as Lovelace, a few screencaps of Lohan in Underground Comedy 2010 and watch the video trailer for the film … More »
Courteney Cox is cooking up something bigger than a title change to lure viewers to the undiscovered gem that is her ABC comedy Cougar Town: Jennifer Aniston! After a year’s worth of will-she-or-won’t-she speculation, Aniston is nearing a deal to reunite with her former Friends costar (and real-life BFF) in an early episode of the show’s second season (premiering on Sept. 22), sources confirm to me exclusively. ABC declined to comment, while Cougar Town executive producer Bill Lawrence would only say, “I would love for it to happen but there’s nothing to talk about yet.”
It’s crazy to think that Charlotte Grace is about to turn 1 in just about a month and a half! It seems just just yesterday that we heard about the darling little girl’s birth and here she is, already nearing her 1st birthday. She is just the cutest little thing … and SMG looks happier than I’ve ever seen her. SMG may always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer to me but it looks like she’s finally found her true calling in life. She looks like a fantastically happy mother … I wonder if she and hubby Freddie Prinze, Jr. are thinking about expanding their family. Wouldn’t it be great if Charlotte had a baby brother to play with?
You were never supposed to hear these songs. These songs lost me my management, my record deal and a lot of nights of sleep. Yes, I rapped one of them. Im as surprised as you are. But here is the thing you need to know about these songs and the ones coming next: These are all me. Love them, or hate them, but dont mistake them for anything other than an entirely personal, un-tethered-from-the-machine, free for all view of the world, refracted through my own crazy lens. This is my journey. Ill keep sending you postcards.
Wow. To be honest, I didn’t know what to make of the album after the first listen … I wasn’t sure if it was meant to be taken as a joke, a serious album or something in between. I had guessed that this collection of songs were outtakes that Liz put together to poke fun at her critics but to learn that these songs lost her management and record deal is very telling. It sounds like Liz was hoping her new record deal with ATO Records would afford her the freedom to write and record whatever she liked … and when she turned in these songs for release, she found that not to be the case. In all honesty, the more I listen to the album the more I see the old Liz Phair expressing herself … while the songs may be very different in tone and subject matter, they sound like they were made in much the same way as Liz‘s first collection of songs (the now legendary Girlysound songs). I am most encouraged by her promise of the songs “coming next” as well as the promise on her website of “TOUR DATES COMING SOON!!!” I’m all for more music and a tour … oh yes, sir, I am.
Additionally, Liz gave an interview to Ken Lee who runs the fantastic Liz Phair fan site Mesmerizing and talked at length about her new music and what’s to come next. After the jump, check out a few excerpts from that interview … More »
Yesterday afternoon we learned the shocking news that Jersey Shore castmember Nicole Snooki Polizzi was arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ while she and fellow castmates were filming new scenes for the upcoming 3rd season of their show. At the time it was reported that Snooki got busted for “disorderly conduct” but no further information was released by the authorities. Upon her arrest, Snooki‘s BFFs and fellow JS castmates Jenni JWoww Farley and Vinny Guadagnino made their way to the police station where Snooki was being held … but they were brutally rebuffed and sent away Snooki-less:
Tho after a few hours in custody and after a bit of processing, Snooki was released back into the wild a free woman. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Snooki being released from jail after her run-in with the law yesterday afternoon … More »
TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan shot a secret movie — just weeks before she went to jail — and the man behind the project is none other than Vince Shlomi … the ShamWow guy. Sources close to the production tell us Vince met Lindsay while the two were in Cannes back in May … in between Lindsay’s doomed court appearances with Judge Revel. We’re told Vince offered Lindsay a role in his movie “Underground Comedy Movie 2010″ — in which she plays a gun-toting Marilyn Monroe spoof who shoots at the paparazzi. Lindsay accepted the role — even though it entailed filming on June 17 … while LiLo was still wearing her SCRAM bracelet around her ankle. We’re told Lindsay was cool with the SCRAM being in the shot … and even ad-libbed a line referencing the device. So far, no word on when the flick is set to be released.
I can’t think of a more tragic movie project for Lindsay to associate herself with but considering how unattractive L. Lo prolly appears to most Hollywood producers, I suppose she should be thankful that the ShamWow! guy was even interested in working with her. I can’t wait to see how this hot mess of a movie turns out.
I love me some Madonna but I just can’t buy her as a director … not at all. While I’m enjoying seeing photos of her motioning like a director and carrying around the equipment, I can’t really see her as an actual director. It’s going to be really hard for anyone to take her films seriously based on her previous movie involvement both in front of and behind the camera so I don’t have much hope that this new film will be particularly good. Still, if anyone can change people’s minds about preconceived notions, it’s the Material Girl. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
The exhaustive search for a new title for ABC’s Cougar Town—one that better reflects the show’s evolution from single-woman-on-the-prowl sitcom to dysfunctional-family comedy—has been scrapped, exec producer Bill Lawrence confirms to me exclusively. “I’m not changing the title,” Lawrence tells me. “We never thought of a good new one, which kind of sucks. And when you look at the modern landscape of television, changing the title means changing your DVR and all this other stuff.” Lawrence says he’s hopeful the publicity surrounding the proposed title change will “get the message out” that Cougar Town has become a different (and vastly improved) show. “It’ll be a funny burden to have,” he shrugs. “It might be the worst titled show of all time.”
I’m totally on the fence with this one … one the one hand, I really hate the name Cougar Town because it really does NOT reflect the show at all. On the other hand, even if it remains Cougar Town, I’m still gonna watch and love the show. If they ever were going to change the title, now’s the time to do it … if they come back for season 2 with the name intact, that’s it … they can never, ever change it. But, no matter what it’s called, Cougar Town remains one of my fave new shows of last season and I cannot wait for its return.
A new Michael Jackson album featuring previously-unreleased songs is set to be released in November. The as-yet-untitled posthumous LP is set to feature 10 songs from sessions recorded during his peak in the 80s right up to his recording sessions with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am in 2006 … “There are a couple of songs we recorded for the ‘Bad’ album that we had to cut that are just sensational,” DiLeo said. Last year, a pair of previously-unreleased songs, ‘Another Day’ and ‘A Place With No Name’, surfaced. Rodney Jerkins, who co-produced Jackson’s 2001 album ‘Invincible’, revealed that he was working on the collection. The album will be the first in a 10-album, seven-year deal the Jackson estate agreed with Sony BMG in March 2010.
A November release it timed PERFECTLY for the Xmas shopping season … so it makes total sense. To be honest, a collection of unreleased songs that spans a time period from the late 80′s to the mid 00′s prolly won’t have any sort of cohesion … it sounds like it’ll just be a collection of songs that don’t necessarily go together. I’m not sure that a title is very important … but I am dying to see the tracklist. I’m also very curious to hear these “sensational” songs that didn’t make the cut for the Bad album. I hope we’ll get more concrete news soon … if the album is due out in November, the first single could be released as early as September.
Snooki from “Jersey Shore” was just arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ … TMZ has confirmed. Law enforcement sources tell us the Seaside Heights PD busted Snooki moments ago for disorderly conduct. The details of that conduct are unclear. We’re told Snooki — real name Nicole Polizzi — is currently in police custody. Earlier in the day, Snooki was partying on the beach with a beer bong … only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola. We’re told she was also seen at a local bar taking “body shots.”
Dude, these Jersey Shore kids will do anything for a little attention … even if it means getting arrested. I mean, I do not believe for one second that this bust was not an orchestrated move to drum up hype for the TV show Jersey Shore. Snooki‘s arrest is sure to get people talking, which would make her more valuable to the show and would make her more money in the long run. We’ll prolly have to wait til Jersey Shore season 3 debuts on MTV to find out what really happened but after the jump, you can check out some photos of Snooki getting handcuffed and taken into police custody earlier today … More »
Obviously now, in comparison to the blockbuster films that get released almost ever week these days, Batman looks a bit dated and feels a bit slow … but when it came out, it really set the world on fire. Batman launched the big movie franchise biz and set the stage for all the superhero films that followed. I uploaded the film to my iPhone and watched the entirety of the movie in bed … which is such a marvel considering I was reminded that my friends and I had to camp out for movie tickets to see the film at midnight and then had to get to the theater early to find a good seat. If memory serves, the cineplex showed the film in 4 different theaters which were packed to the gills … there were people sitting on the floor in the aisles. I saw that movie many times in the theater that Summer and then wore out the VHS once it became available. I also LOVED the Prince soundtrack that accompanied the film, despite the fact that I always felt that Prince‘s music wasn’t really well-suited for Tim Burton‘s vision of Batman. But, yeah, Prince‘s song Batdance was my JAM!
I used to watch MTV with the VCR set to record on pause so that I could quickly record the video as soon as it began to play (I used to do the same for the Paula Abdul music videos that came out in 1989, 1990 but that’s another story for another day). I managed to upload all of the Batman films to my iPhone … yes, including the horrid ones made by Joel Schumacher. Batman Returns is prolly my all-time fave Batman film, to be honest. Until The Dark Knight came out in 2008, it was the darkest and truest version of Batman on the big screen. I’m looking forward to watching all the films again … I have a long history with Batman. I’m glad I can look back and relive that history in the palm of my hand.
Not sure what is going on today … David and I are planning to meet up with Darion for dinner … should be fun. Hope your weekend is awesome!
Joe Zee, creative director for Elle magazine and (arguably THE) star of the MTV reality TV series The City, is featured in a fun new video on Elle.com where cameras follow him around NYC, NY while he wears the fresh-from-the-runway Faux Fur Chanel suit:
I understand that temps were well into the 90s on the day Joe wore this very furry suit in Manhattan … which makes the vid all the more fun to watch. For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would ever want to wear a Faux Fur suit like this … even if it was designed by Chanel … but, at least Joe was a trooper to give it a whirl. Check out the video in full, after the jump … More »
Despite the fact that Dan has been able to legally drink in England for years, it really looks like he has been having a great time celebrating his 21st birthday by being as inebriated as possible … for as long as possible. I said it before, I’ll say it again … Daniel Radcliffe looks like a great guy to party with, don’t he? Happy Birthday, again, DanRad!
Penelope Cruz has been getting used to life on the ocean waves by rehearsing with her Pirates Of The Caribbean co-star Johnny Depp onboard ship. Depp, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow, could be seen teaching Penelope some rather steamy dance moves too as she got her sealegs. Penelope, 36, makes her debut in the movie franchise in the fourth instalment: On Stranger Tides, which has just started filming in Hawaii. The Spanish sexbomb – who in real life, married long-term love and fellow actor Javier Bardem earlier this month – plays Angelica, Jack Sparrow’s love interest. She could be seen smooching on the vessel with Depp, who was brandishing a goblet and a bottle of what was presumably rum. At some points, the pair seemed as if they might be about to kiss as they gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes. Depp – in character as Captain Jack, though not in costume – could also be seen raising a toast to his dark beauty. With Depp leading what may well have been a tango, he twirled his partner around the deck, sending Cruz’s long locks flying. But then it seemed as if things got nasty between the pair, with Depp grabbing Cruz in a headlock – while still holding onto his all important bottle of rum. However, they were all smiles with each other once the rehearsal had finished and out of their salty seadog characters.
It’s not totally clear if the ship they are rehearsing on is the Black Pearl or if it is some other ship but it is clear by these photos that Captain Jack Sparrow is hoping to turn the ship into the Love Boat. It’s unsurprising that Penélope‘s character will shun Capt. Jack’s romantic advances but, in fine Hollywood style, Angelica will undoubtedly fall in love with Jack.
Mark Wahlberg was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame today, becoming the 2,414 star to receive the honor. Wahlberg next appears opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy “The Other Guys,” opening Aug. 6. Ferrell introduced his co-star, joking, “I first became a fan of his from his workout videos. And I loved him in the Bourne movies.” Taking the stage, former rap star and underwear model Wahlberg referenced his past careers and thanked “all the people gutsy enough to put me in movies.” At one point, he brought his nearly 2-year-old son to the stage, who proceeded to play with the microphone during the speech. Wahlberg wrapped up by saying, I gotta get this kid something to eat so I’m gonna go now.” Wahlberg made his film debut for director Penny Marshall in “Renaissance Man” and earned an Oscar nomination for “The Departed.” Other films include “Max Payne,” “The Perfect Storm” and “The Italian Job.” He also serves as executive producer on the HBO series “Entourage,” “In Treatment,” “How to Make it in America” and the upcoming “Boardwalk Empire.”
It just goes to show you how far a career in underwear modeling can take you. Marky made it a point to publicly thank Penny Marshall for casting him in his first film … were it not for her, he might never have gotten to the point where he became worthy of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Marky‘s acting career … the first film I ever took note of him as an actor was The Perfect Storm and I understand he turned in a pretty fantastic performance in The Departed … but I’ve seen more than enough terrible films overshadow his few good ones. BUT, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is not really in the biz of honoring the most talented folks in Hollywood … still, it is an honor nonetheless. I suppose congratulations are in order for Mr. Whalberg … I mean, right?
Lindsay Lohan, the artist currently known as Inmate #2409752, had her yesterday brightened a bit by a group of visitors who came to spend time with her at her current home at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA. While I’m pretty sure that #2409752 was prolly MORE excited by the load of snacks and packages she received the day prior, I’ll bet she was happy to spend time with her mother Dina Lohan, her sister Aliana Ali Lohan and her ex-girlfriend and current BFF Samantha Ronson:
As you can see, Mama Dina brightened up considerably when she realized she was being photographed (much like she did last week when she visited then) … Ali, as usual, seemed to shun the attention and Samantha was uncharacteristically smiley. Despite the fact that father Michael Lohan penned an atrociously hideous song for his daughter, he was not allowed in to see Ms. Lohan. I believe yesterday’s visit was the last family visit for Inmate #2409752 before she gets sprung this weekend. Her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, will likely be visiting L. Lo this weekend and then … she’s out. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost 2 weeks of Lindsay in jail … where does the time go?
There has been a HUGE shake-up on the Fox competitive TV series American Idol in just the past few hours … late yesterday, Ellen DeGeneres (the newest judge on the show) announced on her official Twitter profile that she has quit the show after just one season. Ellen broke the news on her Twitter profile and posted a link to a more lengthy explanation as to why she decided to quit the show, which you can read in full here:
Dim the lights…I’ve voted myself off American Idol. / A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on “Idol” and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.
Wow. Ellen signed a multimillion dollar, multi-year deal to judge American Idol but had a clause that allowed her to leave the show if Simon Cowell ever left the show … now that she’s out after just one year, I understand that Fox will still have to pay her out of her contract. Additionally, it is being reported that the next newest judge Kara DioGuardi has been fired from the show! Apparently, Fox wants to go back to the 3 judge panel and has reportedly already hired all three judges … and you’ll never believe who they are. Find out, after the jump … More »
Artist Jason Mecier has taken his love of pop culture and his love of licorice and married them in new art pieces that he created using on average 500 pieces of licorice. Here are art pieces created by Mecier of Dexter‘s Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall),Twilight star Taylor Lautner, A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Kruger (played by Robert Englund) and Showgirls‘s Nomi Malone (played by Elizabeth Berkley):
I understand Mecier‘s licorice of choice is Red Vines and each one of his artworks is worth about $2,000. These pieces and others will be exhibited in San Francisco at an art show Mecier is doing with fellow artist Adam J. Ansell … the show is called We Like to Watch TV. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with his work … these pieces are fantastic. Licorice is one of my fave candies so … I might have to pass on shelling out for any of these pieces. My fear is one night I’ll mistakenly eat Taylor Lautner … which shouldn’t sound as dirty as it does. I love these pieces, don’t you?
Mischa Barton was spotted out and about in London last night with a oddly-ventilated outfit. Her patterned dress should have been pretty and elegant with it’s high collar and demure hemline, but bizarrely it had big gaping holes above and below the chest. It featured large cut-out areas, making the outfit look like a bandeau bikini attached to a skirt. However, the actress, 24, managed to carry off the dress, designed by Miu Miu, with aplomb – matching her red lipstick to the red bird motif of the fabric and toning the outfit down with some plain round-toed court shoes. Mischa spent an evening with friends at a Kensington pub before heading out to get some snacks at a pizza takeaway.
Yeah, this outfit makes no sense to me but … as long as the girl is sober, I guess I can forgive her hideous sense of fashion. I’m not sure why Mischa had to party with her friends at a pub if she’s newly sober but … I guess Hollywood “It” Girls will be Hollywood “It” Girls. So … this outfit … what do YOU think?
Last week we saw photos of Madonna, the director, making her exit from the London set of her new film W.E. and today we learn that her Madgesty has moved production of the film to Cannes, France. Here are new photos of Director Madonna overseeing the filming of a scene on a French beach earlier today:
Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo cut short his holidays by one day and started training on Tuesday under the club’s new manager Jose Mourinho for the first time before the team heads to the United States. During Tuesday’s training session the Portuguese coach divided the players into two teams to play two practice games. The team will head to California on Wednesday morning for a pre-season training camp where they will remain until August 7. Several other of Real Madrid internationals who took part in the World Cup in South Africa will meet up with the squad in California, such as Brazil’s Kaka, who will arrive on Saturday. Portuguese defender Pepe on Monday became the first Real Madrid international who took part in the tournament to have resumed training with the Spanish club. Ronaldo, the world’s most expensive player whose transfer to Real from Manchester United in cost the club 94 million euros in June 2009, failed to shine for Portugal during the World Cup. The 25-year-old announced shortly after the final of the tournament which was won by Spain that he had become a father in June but refused to reveal who the mother of the baby boy is, sparking a media frenzy. Real will play two pre-season friendlies while in California. The club will face Mexican side Aguilas de America in San Francisco on August 4 and US side LA Galaxy in Los Angeles three days later.
The private meetings and public pleas didn’t work … but Michael Lohan may have found a way to reach his daughter — through the majesty of song … a song he wrote and produced … and then got a friend to perform. We’re told Michael penned the song while he was in jail — we’re not sure which stint — and produced the whole thing with synthesizers that would make Journey weep. The song contains lyrics like “a father’s love will never die” and “always daddy’s little girl” — click on the LINK and check it out for yourself!
Dear gods above … how can Michael Lohan claim to love his daughter and then dump a shitty song like this on her? There is no way he “wrote” and released this song for his daughter’s benefit … it’s just another way for him to get the attention he craves by exploiting his daughter’s dire situation. Click HERE to hear the song for yourselves … but if I were you, I’d keep sharpened pencils nearby … you may want to puncture your earlobes if you listen for too long.
Yesterday was Tracey’s last full day here in SoCal and after we spent the whole afternoon hanging out and enjoying the sun (which finally came out after hiding behind the clouds for the last week) we decided to venture out for a sushi dinner at Fat Fish before going to The Grove to see Despicable Me. I’ve been dying to see this movie for weeks now and, if you can believe it, Tracey has never seen a 3D movie before so … away we went:
While I still contend that Toy Story 3 is the best animated film released this year, Despicable Me is also very, very good. The whole story is really cute and the ending is super sweet … it’s really one of those movies that the whole family can enjoy. I will say that I didn’t really care for Steve Carell‘s supervillain accent in the film but once I got used to it it didn’t really bother me so much. I love the 3 little girl characters in the film … Agnes has to be one of the cutest little animated characters around. She really made me want to have a unicorn of my own … one that is really FLUFFFFFFFFFY! We all enjoyed the film, Tracey was blown away by the 3D effects … a great time was had by all.
After the jump, check out a few more photos I snapped last night and meet a couple of Pink readers who I got to meet at Starbucks last night … More »
Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) is 36, Stephen Dorff is 37 and Patti Scialfa of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 57 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Last week we got to see a very fun, very inventive 3D motion poster for the upcoming 7th SAW film titled SAW 3D. As you may recall, we also learned last week that SAW 3D will be the final installment of the SAW movie franchise … but it was the motion poster that really caught my eye. Today we get to see another motion poster for SAW 3D … this one professes to be mind-blowing:
Tobin Bell is back (somehow) in Saw 3D, and this exclusive first look at the groovy motion poster is here to prepare us to have our minds blows. At San Diego Comic-Con we reported how the Saw franchise was dubbed the “most successful horror franchise” by the Guinness Book of World Records. This proves we’re not the only ones who equate the onset of Autumn’s cool breeze with changing leaves, pumpkin pie and the diobolical traps laid out for (mostly) deserving victims of the Saw films. All good things must come to an end, however, and the Saw films intend to go out with not only a bang, but a trans-planar leap into three dimensional space … Saw 3D is out in theaters on October 29.
After the jump, check out the movie poster above in motion … More »
Earlier this month we learned that Britney Spears, goddess among humans, is releasing a 9th celebrity fragrance called Radiance and altho we got to see what the garish opulent bottle looks like, we were not yet able to see what the actual promo images for the fragrance will look like. Britney updated her official Facebook page last night and posted our first look at the promo image for Radiance by Britney Spears:
Just got the imaging for my new fragrance Radiance and thought I’d share it with you all! –Brit
Flawless, just flawless. So many people like to pick apart our dear Britney when she ventures out in public looking … well … less than flawless … but it’s images like this that remind us that homegirl looks fantastic when she pulls herself together. I’m hoping this new fragrance is only the latest of many new things to come from Britney this year. We know that her first ever clothing line, Britney for Candie’s, will also be released this Fall but … I’m hoping we’ll be hearing about a new album soon. As of yet, tho, there has been no official word that one is imminent. I’m just content knowing that Britney is keeping bizzy with new projects … she looks so damn good in this new promo ad. I hope we get to see more … and soon!
True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgård has been chosen as the new celebrity spokesmodel for the Hickey Freeman suit company and is featured in a new ad campaign that was photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Founded in 1899 in Rochester, NY, Hickey Freeman is traditionally known for their line of businessman and banker suits … but with this new ad campaign, the company is trying to youthen up its image to attract new customers. Here is our first look at one of the new campaign photos for Hickey Freeman‘s new line:
I can’t think of a better spokesmodel to liven up Hickey Freeman‘s image than Alexander Skarsgård. He has a very classic look that is fresh and new and yet traditionally handsome. Because he is one of the stars of the very racy True Blood, he brings an unstated appeal to the ad campaign even tho his sexiness is not on display in any of the campaign photos. It’s brilliant. After the jump, check out one more photo from this new ad campaign … More »
Chelsea Clinton, the only begotten child of US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is about to get hitched to her fiancée and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky this coming Saturday and was spotted running around NYC taking care of a few last minute things before her big day this weekend. It appears that Chelsea tried to run her errands in disguise but nothing draws attention to someone trying to appear invisible than a long black trench coat and matching black hat:
It’s so strange to think that the former first daughter who we watched grow up in the White House thruout the 90′s is ready to be a bride. I always thought that maybe she might make a run for public office at some point in her life so maybe getting married is the first step towards that goal. Whatever the future holds for her professionally, I sincerely hope her personal life is filled with nothing but bliss and happiness. I also hope she decides to ditch the silly disguise as the week progresses … the media is going to be on her 24/7 until she gets hitched, there’s no sense in trying to disappear now.
Last weekend the attendees at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con got the first look at the first footage from the big screen adaptation of the Marvel Comics film Thor at a screening of the film’s first movie trailer … today we get to check out that movie trailer for ourselves. Somehow the movie trailer that was shown at Comic-Con leaked its way to the Internets, giving the rest of us our FIRST LOOK at the live action version of Thor:
The highly-anticipated trailer for “Thor” which was debuted at San Diego Comic Con has now hit the web. In the five-minute video, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is featured being interrogated by Agent Coulson. Later, it switches to the scene set in the Hall of Asgard where he is cast down to Earth. The rest of the video then follows the powerless warrior as he is juggling with the life on Earth. Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. He later learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Anthony Hopkins joins the cast as Odin with Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston playing Thor’s love interest Jane Foster and his nemesis Loki respectively. Kenneth Branagh takes the helming duty for this movie adaptation of Marvel comics which is slated for May 6, 2011 release in the U.S.
Ok, yes, I’m impressed. Of the superhero films being released next year, Thor was the one that had me the most worried. Telling the tale of the ancient Norse gods as they interact here with humans on Earth is easy to do in comics but I felt it would be a challenge to make it believable on the big screen … this first trailer has put those fears to rest for me. I’m actually shocked by how much footage they have filmed already. This trailer ends with the introduction of one of Thor‘s villains — The Destroyer (who, you may recall, we first got to see back in April) … wait ’til you get a load of him. Check out a few more trailer screencaps as well as the actual movie trailer in full, after the jump … More »
Lindsay Lohan is passing her time behind bars writing, “creating art” and eating sweet snacks, according to her lawyer. The “Mean Girls” star is currently incarcerated at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where she is serving part of a 90-day jail sentence for violating her probation relating to a 2007 DUI arrest. And even though she is expected to be released as early as Sunday, August 1, Lohan isn’t idly wasting her time – her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley reveals the actress is being creative behind bars. Holley says, “She’s good. She’s eating some (licorice candy) Twizzlers. She looks gorgeous. She’s writing a lot. She’s creating art. She’s a beautiful, talented, creative woman, and she’s going to come out and surprise you all!”
Awww … that’s precious. Yeah, and now that Inmate #2409752 just had this HUGE load of snacks and packages delivered (no, not by Chaz Bono) I’m certain she isn’t as anxious to get out of jail as we previously may have thought ;) In Touch Weekly commissioned courtroom sketch artist Mona Shafer Edwards — the woman who sketched the only image of Lindsay Lohan being handcuffed in court before she was taken away to jail last week — to imagine what Lindsay‘s life behind bars might look like. After the jump, check out a very colorful sketch that shows just how hard L. Lo has it behind bars … More »
The 2nd season of Jersey Shore hasn’t even debuted on TV yet (it drops this Thursday night) and they’re already hard at work filming season 3. I understand that this 3rd season of Jersey Shore was originally going to feature an entirely new cast of characters but it looks like MTV ain’t ready to quit milkin’ the original castmembers just yet. Deena Nicole will bring fresh blood to the mix but will it be enough to make the series as successful as it was the first time around? I guess only time will tell … in the meantime, we will find out if season 2 will be able to recapture the magic that seduced the world in season 1.
Okay … if you have not yet seen Inception, this post is not for you. Trust me, I had to wait a full week to see Inception and I did everything possible to stay away from all spoilers until I was finally able to see the film for myself. If you have seen Inception, then this is something you might want to check out …
… now, naturally, if you’ve not seen the movie then you have no idea what the “foghorn sound” is but you may have heard it in the movie trailer for the film. If you have seen Inception and are curious as to what the sound might mean to the film, you’re gonna wanna check out the video clip that is hiding after the jump … More »
Steven Bogda recorded footage from the Chicago set of Transformers 3 over a 5 hour period and edited it all together into a 2 1/2 minute vid clip complete with the Nine Inch Nails song La Mer as the soundtrack. The result is a pretty haunting clip that shows just how much action we’re gonna get from Transformers 3 when it hits theaters next year. After the jump, check out the vid clip in full … More »
Time to play a little game … can you guess which TV actor, who still enjoys a strong following from the supernatual TV series that made him a star, was spotted on the set of his new TV series wearing a belt buckle which reads “Cocky”?
This particular actor is currently embroiled in a bit of a scandal these days … considering that he is being sued for sexual harassment from one of the extras who worked under him on his current TV show. Can you guess who it is? After the jump, find out if you are correct … More »
We are just under a week away from the launch of Madonna‘s new juniors clothing line called Material Girl and already promo materials for the line featuring celebrity spokesmodel and Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen are popping up all over the place:
New behind-the-scenes photos and video from the ad campaign shoot have become available and show that Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Maria were very hands on during the shoot. Madonna actually got behind the camera to shoot some of the photos while Lola acted as shoot stylist. After the jump, check out some of these behind-the-scenes photos and check out some fun video … More »
For the past few days David and I have been hosting our dear friend Tracey who is visiting LA from Detroit. Some of you may know that Tracey is mother to my beautiful godchild Zakiya, so we were really happy that she wanted to come for a short visit. We’ve been bummin’ around all over town just relaxin’ as much as possible … and last night, we made our way to Santa Monica to do a bit of shopping on the Third Street Promenade before we walked down to the Santa Monica Pier to watch the sunset:
Tracey has been on the look-out for Mr. Right but I think she would settle for Mr. Postcard in a heart beat ;) We snapped some pics, played some games and snacked all night long … ’twas fun.
I’m not sure what we’ve got planned for today … but I’m sure we’ll come up with something fun. Hope all y’all’s Tuesdays are going well :)
Soulja Boy is 20, Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell, Showgirls) is 38, Sally Struthers is 62 and Jim Davis (Garfield) is 65 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Michael Cera was joined by co-stars and celeb friends at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA last night for the Hollywood premiere of his new film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Adapted from the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, this new film tells the tale of a 23-year old Canadian slacker who falls in love with a girl and must battle her 7 evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. To be honest, I only had a passing awareness of the graphic novel series but I absolutely fell in love with the movie when I saw the first movie trailer earlier this year. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals at last night’s movie premiere event:
I’ll be the first to admit that Michael Cera tends to bug the HELL out of me … but I was won over so entirely by the movie trailer that I am willing to overlook that fact and give the movie a chance. The film utilizes elements from comic books and video games to heighten the experience of the movie … it just looks really damn cool. I’ve since checked out some of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and I’ve determined I like them very much. The animation in the books is very simple but effective … I really like the cuteness of the books. I’m hoping the film will be as fun as the trailer makes it seem. After the jump, check out the video trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to see what I’m talking about … More »
A new promo video for the new Zac Efron film Charlie St. Cloud (due out in theaters this Friday) has been released that features Zac explaining to fans how all of those exciting underwater scenes were filmed for the movie. The important thing to point out about this new clip is that Zac is completely shirtless and wet for the entire duration of the video clip:
In all seriousness, I first watched this clip with rapt attention because I was so interested to learn how the underwater scenes for the movie were filmed … then shirtless Zac starts and talking and all I began to hear was blah blah blah blah blah blah. Yes, the shirtless is very distracting. If YOU would like to try and watch the video to clip to learn about the underwater scenes, you can do so after the jump. Be warned, tho … it’s kinda hard to focus on anything other than Zac‘s shirtlessness … More »
“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” — Further aligning the strength of Marvel’s hugely popular characters and stories with the burgeoning Disney XD brand and global reach, an all-new animated series, “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” will debut in fall 2010 on Disney XD and DisneyXD.com. Beginning with the “Iron Man” and “Incredible Hulk” movies in 2008, the release of “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” follows Marvel’s overall “Avengers Assemble” strategy introducing the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe through various content platforms, including the upcoming feature films “Iron Man 2″ in May of 2010, “Thor” in May of 2011 and “Captain America” in July of 2011, all building up to the Avengers theatrical film in 2012. Produced by Marvel Animation, the animated series features 52 episodes targeted at kids 9-14, starring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp — who form the Avengers, a team assembled when no single hero’s powers can save the world. A 20-part “micro-series” that focuses on each hero’s backstory will roll out in fall 2010 on Disney XD, immediately followed by the series premiere on Disney XD in the U.S. and, shortly thereafter, around the world. Disney XD, the single largest distributor of Marvel content around the world, currently showcases approximately 20 hours of Marvel series (including “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four” and “Iron Man”) each week.
The animation for this Marvel Comics cartoon looks like it took a page from the DC Comics cartoon Batman: The Animated Series. To be honest, I like the bricky square look of the animation. I’m actually very surprised that Marvel hasn’t done more to bring their comic book titles to the small screen. I loved the X-Men animated series and have enjoyed the few straight-to-video animated movies based on Marvel characters. I don’t even know what channel the Disney Channel is on my cable box but I’ll deffo be searching it out to watch The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After the jump, check out a video trailer for this new animated series … More »
In the clearest sign yet that Lindsay Lohan will get out of jail this week, several top stylists as well as hair and makeup people that Lindsay loves in Los Angeles have been put on call from midnight on Thursday through the entire weekend. “I am sure Lindsay will be sick of orange and jumpsuits and I definitely think ankle bracelets are out,” Phillip Bloch, celebrity stylist and author of ‘The Shopping Diet,’ tells me. “Knowing Lindsay, I expect her to emerge in some skin tight jeans and some uber-trendy layered top. If I had the opportunity to dress her [Philip dressed Halle Berry when she accepted her Oscar] when she exits jail, I would put her in a soft and flowy sundress a la Natalie Wood. It wouldn’t be bad to soften up her image at this point.” Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, told the LA Times this week that Lohan’s earliest release date would likely be Sunday, Aug. 1. But make no mistake, Lindsay knows very well that the 30-second walk from the jail to her waiting car will be photographed and seen around the world. This is why she is determined to look her best. Which might be easier said than done. A corrections officer source explains to me that it is the jail, not Lindsay, that decides what time and date she will be released, adding that it will most likely be around midnight to minimize the press circus that will gather outside. Once Lindsay is told she is free, it will take her around two hours to be processed. During this time she will be able to call her mother, Dina, to come and get her. After all the paperwork is signed, and her belongings returned, she would be free to leave. It is at this point her glam squad has its work cut out for them.
And what sort of conditions will the “glam squad” have to work with in order to turn Inmate #2409752 back into Lindsay Lohan? Find out, after the jump … More »
Joan Rivers, who is enjoying a bit of a career resurgence these days due to her fantastic documentary film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, was spotted in Beverly Hills, CA this week with her daughter Melissa Rivers and her grandson Edgar Cooper filming scenes for a new reality show that the ladies are working on together. Joan confirmed the news of the show on her official Twitter profile, which at first I thought was a joke … until these photos surfaced. Here are photos of Joan and co. in Beverly Hills and her tweet announcement about her new TV show:
I’m doing my own reality show. You’ll know it’s 100% realistic because we’re filming every episode in a plastic surgeon’s office. / Yes-seriously! It’s called “Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best” and it will air January 20th on @WEtv.
I think reality TV is ready for Joan Rivers. To be honest, I hadn’t given the woman a second thought in the past 15-20 years or so … but I now have new found respect for Joan since seeing her documentary film. Love her or hate her the woman works really hard and has been working really hard for decades. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work shows a side of Rivers that I had not previously been aware of and endeared her to me entirely. I know her brashness can turn people off but the fragile emotion she displays in her film truly shows how much of a softy she is underneath her hard as nails exterior. I’m not sure we’ll be seeing much of that fragility in this new reality TV show but I’ll be tuning in for sure when it debuts next year.
30 Rock’s Cheyenne Jackson is joining the cast of Glee in a major recurring role, sources confirm to me exclusively. What role would that be? Keep reading for the scoop! Jackson—who was a hoot and a half in Broadway’s Xanadu—will succeed Idina Menzel as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline. Jackson has been on a bit of a roll as of late. In addition to 30 Rock, he also landed a guest stint on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. And now he’s on the hottest TV show on the planet. It’s worth noting that although Menzel is being replaced as VA’s leader, she’s still Rachel’s biological mom. In other words, expect her to make an appearance or two in season 2.
I’m telling you, Ryan Murphy knows what he is doing when it comes to casting … I love that he is very aware of the talent that exists on Broadway and is happy to bring that talent to the masses who watch his hugly popular TV show. I was very excited when Cheyenne joined the cast of 30 Rock but this role will allow him to really get exposure. He is such a talented performer, I can’t wait to see him on the show! In Xanadu, Cheyenne famously wore a pair of super short cut-off jean shorts for the entire show … I’m hoping Ryan Murphy can find a way to incorporate those shorty shorts on Glee. Trust me, if you’ve seen Cheyenne Jackson in those shorts, you’d agree with me ;)
Johnny Depp promised that the forthcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean film would feature a ‘vicious and vivacious’ Penelope Cruz. But the Spanish actress was looking positively swashbuckling on the Hawaiian set of the new movie yesterday. The 36-year-old was decked out in a pirate’s hat, knee length boots and long maroon coat as she filmed alongside Depp on the sunshine island of Maui. It was the first time fans have seen Cruz since she secretly wed her long-term boyfriend Javier Bardem in a ceremony in the Bahamas earlier this month. But after a relaxing honeymoon it’s back to work for the actress, who will play Angelica, daughter of the evil Pirate Blackbeard (British actor Ian McShane). Few clues have been given about the film’s plot, although Depp, in Captain Jack Sparrow’s battered leathers, boots, bandanna and dreadlocked wig, was seen being blindfolded on the set as he prepared for a scene. The action will follow Angelica as she forces Sparrow aboard Blackbeard’s ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. As he embarks on the unexpected adventure, Sparrow is left uncertain whether to fall for Angelica or if she’s actually a ruthless con artist who is using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth.
I really love that Penélope has been cast in this latest Pirates film … I think she will make a fantastic addition to the franchise. To be honest, I don’t even want to know what is going on in this scene … I’m all for plot teases while a movie is being filmed but sometimes I don’t want to know anything at all this early in production. I like the Pirates films but I’m not crazy in love with them. I think I will enjoy this film much more if I remain as unspoiled as possible. I wonder if Penélope‘s new hubby Javier will be visiting her on set anytime soon … it would be nice to see the newlyweds together in public for the first time, don’tcha think?
The third season of Jersey Shore has just started filming and RadarOnline.com has the first exclusive photos of the newest addition to their cast. She calls herself Deena Nicole on her Facebook page (although her last name is not confirmed) and she fits right in with her hard-partying cast mates. “All I need is beats, my broads, and booze… Let’s drink to us,” Deena posted on her Facebook page just days before she began filming with her new GTL buddies. As RadarOnline.com reported exclusively, Deena is a friend of Snooki’s. “The new girl hung out with Snooki and J-Woww most of the day,” a source who saw them filming in New Jersey on Saturday said. “She seemed shy at first.” Well, she wasn’t TOO shy because she was seen drinking a beer bong with her new pals later in the day! And the things she loves, according to her Facebook page, incude dancing, music and techno house music.
Out with the old, in with the outrageously tanned. I’m honestly glad to hear that they finally got rid of Angelina for good. She annoyed the hell out of me first season, I’m certain she will annoy the hell out of me second season. I have a feeling that Deena Nicole will fit in nicely with her new crew of guidos and guidettes. We’re gonna hafta wait a bit to meet Deena as season 2 of Jersey Shore debuts this week and she won’t make her debut til season 3. But I guess that gives her plenty of time to get into as much embarrassing fun as possible in the meantime. What do you think, does she look like the right fit for Jersey Shore?
The outfit Jack Nicholson wore to play the villainous Joker in “Batman” is to go under the hammer in a film memorabilia auction. The three-piece suit, created by Saville Row tailor Tommy Nutter for the 1989 comic book movie, is expected to sell as much as $15,000 when it is sold next month. A spokesperson for auction house Bonhams says, “It might be Batman enthusiasts who want the suit, or collectors of Tommy Nutter. There is a crossover of interest.” Nutter became famous for his classic suits, which were also worn by The Beatles on the cover of their “Abbey Road” album.
Dude, if I had $15k lying around, I might be interested in buying this suit. Batman was such a huge film when it was released, it really was. I vividly remember going to the just-opened Star Theater in Lincoln Park, MI for a midnight showing of the film on the day it was first released … and I was just blown away. Tim Burton‘s vision of Batman was so dark, so real … it was truly a phenomenon. These days we take blockbuster movies for granted because they seem to come out almost every other weekend … but in 1989, there was only one major movie … and it was Batman. To be honest, I initially felt that Nicholson was too old to play The Joker in the film but he really won me over with his portrayal. I think it would be cool as hell to own the Joker suit he wore in the film. I know my birthday already passed but … if any of y’all were thinkin’ about gettin’ me a belated gift, I think this would make a good one ;)
“Isn’t the sky beautiful tonight?” asked Prince as he welcomed me warmly into his Paisley Park studio complex in Chanhassen on a warm May evening. Entering the famous sanctuary, I literally had no idea what was in store for me that night … I found myself being shown around by Prince himself, resplendent in white shoes, white pants, white shirt and looking in person 20 years younger than his age of 52. After checking my computer and cell phone at the door, Prince took me into Studio A and sat me in front of the big console and a ton of recording gear. “I’ve finished my next album, but first I want to play you some songs from the next record that I’ve been working on,” he said, as he cued up a gorgeous track with an epic chorus a la “Hey Jude” with Prince working the multi-track mix on the fly. Then he played me “Hot Summer,” the second song that The Current world debuted in June 2010. “I think this one has a B-52′s feel to it,” said Prince, as his ode to our precious short MN summers played loudly on the huge studio monitors. Just like any excited and nervous musician sharing his new music, he bounced around the studio, adjusting the mix and yelling ideas in my ear.
Music producer Rodney Darkchild Jerkins and musician Ray-J sat down with VLADTV.com to talk about new music that they have been working on together when the conversation moved into Michael Jackson territory. Darkchild opens up about the relationship he shared with MJ and confirms that he is working on releasing an album of unreleased Michael Jackson music:
Despite the fact that Darkchild gives NO specifics on when the new music might be released, I wouldn’t be surprised if something came out later this year in time for the Xmas season. After the jump, watch the entire video interview with Jerkins to hear the latest on when we might be hearing new music from the late King of Pop … More »
As Lorenzo Martone confirmed on his Twitter account last week, his breakup with fashion magnate Marc Jacobs is so two months ago. What he didn’t tweet is that he’s on the rebound with ’N Sync singer Lance Bass. A source close to the couple tells us Martone and Bass met shortly after Lorenzo started seeing Jacobs in 2008, but the two men’s relationship has only heated up in the weeks since Jacobs and Martone said “Bye Bye Bye.” Based on Martone’s tweet, he and – Jacobs had already called it quits when they attended a June 3 AmFAR benefit together and held hands while watching Cyndi Lauper perform. The two men then headed to the AmFAR afterparty at The Park restaurant in Chelsea, where, interestingly, they hung out for a while with Bass and pop star Ricky Martin. Although it’s unclear whether that night’s encounter between Bass and Martone produced any sparks, the latter’s libido would get him in trouble just a few hours later at a party at Wilhelmina President Sean Patterson’s home. There, Martone became the catalyst for a cringeworthy scene when a woman at the – gathering caught the brazen Brazilian making out with her boyfriend. Just a few days later, on June 6, our source spotted Martone poolside with Bass at Soho House in NYC. The two men seemed very “flirty.” Since then, another insider says Bass and Martone have rendezvous-ed at Paris Commune in the West Village on “more than one occasion,” where “it’s obvious they’re dating.” Last week, both the singer and Lorenzo also attended Mercedes-Benz Swim Week in Miami. They hung out together at the Quiksilver party at The Standard Hotel, but were careful not to draw attention as a couple. A friend of Bass confirms that the boy-band star and Martone are indeed seeing each other, but says the odds of the relationship lasting are about as long as those for an ’N Sync reunion. “Lorenzo is trying to make it more than it is,” says the friend, who adds that Lance is just “not that interested.” The pal also points out that Bass, 31, prefers to date guys who are “younger and prettier” than the 31-year-old Martone. Ouch.
Well, well now … isn’t this interesting. To be honest, I’m neither surprised in the least that Lance and Lorenzo might be doing the nasty together … nor am I surprised that any “relationship” between the two will likely be short-lived. These guys are party boys and do not strike me as the kind of guys who want to settle down with any one person. To be honest, this rumor might actually turn out to be just that … a rumor. But my gut tells me that Lance and Lorenzo are deffo friends with benefits, at least. Might they actually give a lasting romance a chance? I wouldn’t bet on it … but stranger things have happened.
Last night Tracey and I made our way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood to see a screening of the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining. Hands down, The Shining is one of my all-time fave films … and is deffo in my Top 5 horror films list. I’ve seen the film many times but never on the big screen … when I found out that a big screen showing was happening last night, I jumped at the chance to get tickets:
I was completely blown away … a film with such size and scope as The Shining MUST be seen on the big screen. You really haven’t experienced the film properly if you’ve only seen it on TV. I was shocked how much the booming music and sound changed my perspective of the film in the theater … to say that the effective use of sound adds to the overall effect would be an understatement. The sound and music almost make the film. Despite the fact that I had seen the film many times before, watching it on the big screen last night felt like I was watching it for the first time. I am so glad I got to see it as Kubrick intended the film to be seen. Watching the film with new eyes, I’m convinced that Jack Nicholson‘s first scene with the phantom bartender Lloyd was used as inspiration for his entire role as The Joker in the 1989 film Batman. The Shining is truly a cinematic masterpiece, I am just so glad I got to see it FINALLY on the big screen.
After the jump, check out some fun photos I took last night and meet the Pink reader that I got to meet at the theater last night … More »
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 33, Pete Yorn is 36, Maya Rudolph is 38, Julian McMahon (Charmed, Nip/Tuck) is 42, Juliana Hatfield is 43, Jerry Van Dyke is 79 and Norman Lear is 88 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The panel discussion we get to see today is broken up into 2 parts and features a Q&A with Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and James Remar. If you are a Dexter fan, you simply must watch. After the jump, check out parts 1 & 2 of the Dexter Comic-Con Discussion Panel … More »
The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has skipped the beach for a day to go to Wall Street. The cast was at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning to ring its opening bell. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi gave a thumbs up to stock brokers before ringing the bell and waving to the crowd. Fellow cast members Paul DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino pumped their fists in the air, and the rest of the group applauded. The second season of the show will make its premiere Thursday.
Yeah, this makes **no sense** to me either. At least Jwoww had the foresight to wear a respectable outfit … you know this very nice suit she is wearing did NOT come from her new line of clothing called Filthy Couture. I guess MTV is pulling out all the stops to promote this week’s return of Jersey Shore.
Brace yourselves, y’all … Hollywood is planning to reboot the Godzilla movie franchise and used 2010 San Diego Comic-Con to break the good (?) news. Legendary Pictures used augmented reality at this year’s Comic-Con to hype up the planned release of Godzilla in 2012 … here is our first look at what the new version of Godzilla will look like:
Legendary Pictures unveiled a first look at the new Godzilla using Augmented Reality at the San Diego Comic-Con. Attending the convention to celebrate the beginning of production on the film, Comic-Con attendees were able to receive a T-shirt with this image of the new Godzilla. When they looked at themselves in a webcam at the Legendary Pictures booth, they saw a superimposed animation of Godzilla’s “atomic breath” shooting out into the air in front of them from Godzilla’s mouth, complete with black smoke rising from the flames and the ground-shaking bellow of Godzilla’s instantly recognizable roar. Talking Dog Studios designed the immersive experience for the film, which Warner Bros. Pictures is targeting for a 2012 release.
Firstly, I have to say, I am a HUGE fan of the classic Japanese Godzilla films … pretty much all of them, the cheesier and badly dubbed the better. Secondly, I have to say that I hated the 1998 US remake of Godzilla like the fiery pits of HELL. When I think about the all-time worst movies I’ve ever had the misfortune to endure, Godzilla ’98 is right up there with the worst of them … therefore, I’m a bit worried about plans for another remake. That being said, by the time the new version of Godzilla comes out, 14 years would have passed since the last film and it’s very possible not many young viewers will remember the last horrid film. Technology has advanced considerably and Warner Bros. Studios is very capable of making a very good film. I’ll have to reserve judgment on this plan for a Godzilla reboot but at this point, I’ll be cautiously optimistic. As long as Matthew Broderick has nothing at all to do with this new film, I’m all for plans for a reboot. What do y’all think … is this a good idea or another tragedy waiting to happen?
Now, these posters are cool because they feature the superhero star and his feisty love interest girlfriend … but it’s the posters of the villains Sinestro (Strong) and Dr. Hector Hammond (Sarsgaard) that are even cooler! In May we got a tease at what Sarsgaard will look like in costume as Hector Hammond but this new batch of posters gives us our FIRST LOOK at what Strong will look like as the sinister supervillain Sinestro. Check out the posters for Sinestro and Hammond, after the jump … More »
Zac Efron, who is bizzy doing lots of promo work for his upcoming new film Charlie St. Cloud (due out in theaters here in the US this Friday), has made his way to NYC this week. Zac spent part of his weekend bouncing around town while taking in a couple of Broadway shows. First, Zac made his way to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see In the Heights — which currently stars his High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu — and then he made his way to the Shubert Theatre to see Memphis. Here are a few photos from Zac‘s Broadway-filled weekend:
It’s a shame that most Broadway theaters frown upon their guests going to shows shirtless cuz we’ve all seen what Mr. Efron‘s got goin’ on underneath his t-shirts and, well, the folks in NYC are really missing out ;) It occurs to me that since HSM‘s Corbin Bleu managed to snap himself a Broadway show, maybe Zac might be interested in doing a show of his own. I could see Zac Efron on Broadway, can’t you? Wouldn’t he be great in Equus, Hair or some other nekkid-specific show?
Dina and Ali Lohan weren’t allowed to visit Lindsay this weekend in jail, so what’s a mom and daughter to do? Go to a spa! The duo was spotted on Saturday at L.A.’s Raya European Day Spa. No word if they indulged in mani-pedi’s, massages and/or facials, but whatever the two did, they did it gratis. No, the spa didn’t comp them. “Some random guy, a stranger, at the spa paid for them,” an eyewitness said. “He said it was because ‘You’ve been through so much.’”
In late 1991, Walt Disney Animation released their animated version of the classic French fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Having achieved surprising success with their previous release, the animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale The Little Mermaid, Disney hoped their Beauty would go on to enjoy even more success … and boy did it ever. Beauty and the Beast captured the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world and has the distinction to be the first animated film in history to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (in a time LONG before animated films were as treasured as they are now). Disney had planned to re-release Beauty and the Beast in a remastered 3D version here in US theaters earlier this year but has since decided to push back its release until 2011 … but the film, in all its new 3D glory will be released in New Zealand next month. Here is our first look at the movie trailer for the new 3D version of Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast:
Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has just released a teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast in Disney Digital 3D. According to the trailer, it begins performing in the country August 12 in a very limited release. The 3D theatrical release of the film, which was originally slated for Valentine’s Day of 2010 in the United States, has been generating tremendous buzz to the point where it’s been suggested that The Lion King and other Disney animated classics may soon follow suit. It’s expected to open domestically in 2011, most likely during the Valentine’s Day timeframe, but no official date has yet been announced.
There was something about Beauty and the Beast that captured that Walt Disney magic in animation that had been lost for decades … The Little Mermaid had a bit of that magic but Beauty just soared into the stratosphere and reawakened our love for animated films in a way that has never died down since … and now this very special film is back! After the jump, check out the just-released movie trailer for the Beauty and the Beast 3D … More »
TIFFANY and DEBBIE GIBSON are here to make all your 80s nostalgia dreams come true. As they take their pent-up, top of the 80s pop chart battle to hand-to-hand combat in this clip from the upcoming Syfy film “MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID.” They rage against each other, just like Andie rages against judgmental yuppies in “16 candles.” They try to defeat each other, just like Gary and Wyatt try to defeat their unpopularity and lack of girls in “Weird Science.” They battle, just like Alexis and Krystle battle from “Dynasty” battle in living rooms, in art studios, in bedrooms, on hillsides, in lily ponds….
I mean, I guess it was bound to happen. Tiffany and Debbie were the 80′s version of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Who knows, maybe in 20 years Britney and Xtina will be battling one another in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid 2 … look, it could happen! After the jump, check out the first teaser clip from this epic sci-fi film and see who comes out on top — Tiffany or Debbie … More »
Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who lived, celebrated his 21st birthday in fine boozy fashion on Friday night with a group of his best mates and LOTS of free-flowing alcohol … which is pretty much the way that most 21 year olds celebrate their bdays. Here are a few photos of DanRad partying up his manhood over the weekend:
DANIEL Radcliffe will be boozing it up on his 21st birthday! The hunky Harry Potter star turns 21 today (July 23) and will be joined by his friends and family to celebrate his big day in style. “Daniel has a big party planned,” a source said. “And he plans to drink his favorit tequila — and lots of it!”
Yes, from the looks of these photos it looks like this report turned out to be very true … Danny boy looks complete knackered! I love it! I know his birthday was a few days ago but let’s send our belated Birthday Lurve to Mr. Radcliffe. Now that he’s a full-grown man, it’s time for the real fun to begin :D
Here is our semi-daily update from the Michigan set of Scream 4 … this time around we get to check out a few photos of director Wes Craven posing for a few photos with his principal Scream castmembers Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette:
I have a sneaking suspicion that filming in Michigan for Scream 4 might be winding down a bit. I’m guessing the cast must be near completion of filming all of the outdoor scenes for the film, which means that they will move back to LA or wherever to film the bulk of the film’s scenes on set. The Scream production prolly won’t be rolling out of town today or anything but my guess is that they will be soon. I’m gonna miss all these Scream 4 updates, tho. It’s always a treat to see photos from the Michigan set of Scream 4.
Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan were spotted all hot and heavy on the set of the music video for Eminem‘s new single Love The Way You Lie. As you may know, Lie is the #1 song in the country right now and it features Rihanna on guest vocals. Here are pics of Megan and Dom steaming up the music video set over the weekend:
Joseph Kahn took to his Twitter account over the weekend to announce that he had finished his video for Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie,” but he neglected to mention the bigger news about the video. It was up to an enterprising photographer to confirm the rumored appearance of Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan in the clip. Photos taken on Friday … show the actors shooting a scene and sharing a drink on the roof of a liquor store in downtown Los Angeles. In the pics, Fox and Monaghan can be seen sitting in a pair of lawn chairs, laughing and kissing. Monaghan’s character, who is dressed in a ratty army jacket, is clutching a bottle of vodka, while Fox’s character wears a short skirt and black combat boots … According to Kahn, the “Love the Way You Lie” video will premiere sometime this week. It’s perfect timing, especially considering that the song currently holds the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (ending the six-week reign of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”), and that, for the fourth consecutive week, Em’s Recovery album sits at #1 on the Top 200.
Hot! These two make a great couple … I can deffo feel the chemistry. It’s funny to see Megan kissing up on a guy so soon after her wedding to new husband Brian Austin Green but business is business, I suppose. I love Love The Way You Lie, I cannot wait to see the finished music video product. Do these two look hot or what?
British boyband McFly are featured on the cover and in the pages of the gay UK magazine Attitude. Now, to my knowledge, none of the boys in McFly are gay but they do seem to be very fond of catering to their gay fans by appearing in gay publications as if it were no big thing. Here is McFly‘s hot new coverphoto for Attitude magazine:
I am really impressed that the boys in McFly are so at ease with themselves that they have no qualms at all about posing in a magazine like Attitude. When some celebs would shy away completely from having any association with gay publications, McFly are happy to do whatever they can for their adoring fans. If that means posing in a hawt shoot in the pages of Attitude mag, then so be it. After the jump, check out some of the photos of McFly in this new issue of Attitude … More »
As I mentioned earlier, I saw Angelina Jolie‘s new film Salt last night with a group of friends and the general consensus was that we all loved it:
For me, the film felt a bit like the Jason Bourne films — which I love — but with a kick-ass female lead. It’s about damn time Hollywood made a film franchise around a female spy who can kick all kinds of ass. I’m certain that Salt will become a very successful franchise of films. This first one was chock full of great surprises and LOTS of action scenes … plus the ending was left wide open for, hopefully, an entire series of films. The only thing I didn’t like about the film was how skinny Angelina Jolie was. I did not believe she could do all of the stuff she does in the film with such a frail-looking body. I think she needs to bulk up a bit to make her action-star role work better in a more believable way. BUT, the film is just so fun … you kinda get lost in all the action. There are so many great scenes, I deffo want to see it again.
I’ve been kinda obsessed with this EP ever since I downloaded it from her official site last week and I’m tellin’ ya, you gotta check it out. Insanely enough, she is only charging $0.84 for the 7-track EP but I suggest y’all pay a bit more for it … it’s really worth it. You can preview and then BUY her EP HERE (there are also other ways to buy the album with a lot of fun options). Check it out, tell me what you think. I love it … I think you will to.
Tonight … I have tix to see The Shining on the big screen … another of my fave films that I’ve never seen in a theater before. I can’t wait … Red Rum … Red Rum.
Kate Beckinsale is 37, Jeremy Piven is 45 Sandra Bullock is 46, Kevin Spacey is 51, Helen Mirren is 65 and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 67 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
The attendees of “Tron Legacy” panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 22 were treated with a long clip in addition to a new trailer. A fan apparently taped the clip while it was screened during the presentation and has shared the bootleg version via internet. It opens with Sam Flynn who finds himself captured by some men in uniforms in cyber universe. He enters a place where some women dress him with a new suit. He is later sent to join a gladiatorial game where he has to try to survive. The more-than-seven-minute clip then shows quick shots of light cycles and the battles. “Tron Legacy” will center its story on Sam Flynn who investigates the disappearance of his father Kevin. As he manages to find his father in the world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years, Sam now has to join forces with Kevin and Kevin’s loyal confidant on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Garrett Hedlund plays Sam with Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Kevin. Olivia Wilde joins the cast as Quorra while Michael Sheen will be seen playing Caster once again. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the upcoming action sci-fi which will serve as a sequel to 1982 “Tron” is due for U.S. release on December 17.
I’m pretty sure that Tron: Legacy is either completely finished or very near complete … the film opens in just a few short months. Unlike many of the other films previewed this weekend, Tron has a lot of footage that it could share with fans (hence the 7 minute clip). If you’re curious to see what the 7 minutes of footage of Tron: Legacy shown at Comic-Con this weekend looks like, you can check it out after the jump … More »
The “Glee” writers are planning a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” episode, series co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed at Comic-Con. After the show’s Emmy nominated actor Chris Colfer mentioned he wanted to do “The Time Warp” in the new season, Murphy said that he and the writers were working on it. More Season 2 story lines were revealed after a 20-minute highlight reel was shown, including more focus on the series’ central characters. “The next season will be more intimate,” Murphy said. “Those characters pop so much that I want to see a whole episode of Brittany, a whole episode of Artie and Tina,” Murphy said early in the session, adding that there will be more tribute episodes. When discussing the highly publicized Britney Spears episode, Murphy said that Matthew Morrison’s Will Schuester character would be highly against doing Britney songs because Morrison said once that he didn’t want to sing her tunes on the show. “We’re doing it in a fun, hallucinogenic way,” Murphy teased. Another spoiler got the crowd and panelists going: “We find out that Tina has fallen out of love with Artie and in love with Mike Chang (a.k.a. Other Asian),” Murphy said. Season 2 will also see Mercedes at her church (a solo is almost guaranteed), and Kurt will be attending as well in a religion-themed hour. In addition to Kristin Chenoweth returning, Broadway vet Idina Menzel will be coming back. Plans for the post-Super Bowl episode are in the works, but Murphy promised something big. “Nothing says Super Bowl like ‘Glee,’” he joked. “We’re in talks to do a huge tribute episode, but the deal hasn’t closed yet so I can’t say.” Playing to the crowd, it was revealed that the writers are discussing a Brittany and Santana kiss. Murphy got an idea from a fan, who suggested the gang spotlight a classic musical. “I can see Artie busting out some ‘Guys and Dolls,’” he said.
All of this sounds great … except for the Rocky Horror bit. I just really hate Rocky Horror so I have no interest in seeing a Glee version of it. At this point, tho, Glee is popular enough to do pretty much anything it wants to do … I’m sure this is just the tip of the ice berg as to what Glee has in store for season 2 and beyond. To be honest, I can’t get past the Britney Spears episode … I’m just glad it’s coming out early in the season. Once that ep airs, I can focus on the rest of the season. I’m excited … Glee season 1 was pretty damn good, let’s hope season 2 is even better.
Now, I couldn’t find an English translation of any of the text but, really, isn’t it all about the photos anyways? It’s unclear when these photos were taken but we know that VB got herself a new weave at the end of June so it’s possible the photos are really very recent. After the jump, check out a few photos of Vicki B. in the pages of the August issue of Turkish Vogue … More »
Marvel Studios brought more than was expected at San Diego Comic Con 2010 … “Captain America” started the panel with a footage introduced by producer Kevin Feige. Since they just started filming the movie earlier this month, there were not many scenes seen in the sneak peek. The snippet which features text narration about the story background, however, offers a look at Chris Evans as the titular character. Director Joe Johnston, and the film’s cast such as Evans and Hugo Weaving then joined Feige on the stage. They answered some questions from fans and the producer took a change to explain that Captain America suit seen in the footage was just a “test version of the suit.” Another footage from the film was brought forward, this time has more real scenes from the movie. It sees a scene where a group of Nazis tries to open a tomb in the center of a room before Red Skull arrives. As they manage to open the tomb, Red Skull takes a cube called Tesseract from the ancient skeleton and breaks it. He, apparently, looks for something more as he removes a small box coiled with golden serpents.
I understand the highlight of the Captain America footage shown at Comic-Con this weekend was the quick glimpse at Chris Evans in costume as the Capt. … which we get to check out right now. After the jump, get your first look at Evans as Captain America … More »
It must have been quite a surprise for the punters at Rockstarz Karaoke bar Detroit. There they were enjoying a drink and a sing-song when who should pop in but Demi Moore, Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan. The trio of stars were on a night off from filming in the city, although they are actually working on different sets, and soon took to the stage to entertain the clientele. Demi, 47, is in town to film LOL: Laugh out loud, alongside Miley Cyrus and Ashley Greene. Meanwhile Gerard and Michelle are filming biopic drama Machine Gun Preacher. The film is based on the life of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for Sudanese children who had been forced into becoming soldiers. The stars wowed the crowd with their renditions of ACDC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ and Sheryl Crow’s ‘All I Wanna Do’ last week. Gerard even played fan and took pictures with his phone of Demi and Michelle as they sang. Demi and Gerard, 40, have been friends since they made a visit to Haiti together in April on behalf of Artists For Peace And Justice, a charity with which they are both affiliated.
Firstly, how much do I LOVE that all the celebs are showing up to film their new movies in my beloved Detroit, MI?! As y’all know, Scream 4 is filming in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and I know that Hugh Jackman was in town filming a movie of his own. Now we got Demi, Gerard, Ashley Greene and Miley Cyrus hanging out in Motown … what a great boost for the city that I love so much. I really love that there are so many movies being filmed in Detroit Rock City. I’m certain the fine folks at Rockstarz Karaoke were happy to welcome Demi and Gerard into their establishment … here’s hoping more celebs make their way to Detroit to film new movies. Who knows, maybe Detroit will become the new Hollywood ;)
Clad in a floor-length Versace gown she described as “Russian Red,” Jolie blew kisses to thousands of fans who came to watch her play a suspected Russian double agent in the blockbuster, which opened at No. 2 in the U.S. at $36.5 million (23.5 million pounds). “I think this film is positive for modern Russia,” a broadly smiling Jolie told Reuters television at her first ever premiere in Moscow. Earlier, she took four of her six children to see the gold onion domes and iconic red walls of the Kremlin. “As much as there are bad guys that are Russian, there are also heroes that are Russian in this film,” she said as her diamond stud earrings sparkled in the sunshine of Moscow’s record-setting heatwave. The film, which evokes Cold War suspicions, enjoyed a stroke of luck with its timing, coming shortly after 10 arrested Russian spies in the United States were swapped for four imprisoned Russians suspected of working for the West. Jolie has previously called the connection “bizarre,” but declined to comment on press rumours that she had invited glamorous redhead spy Anna Chapman to Sunday’s premiere … “It really makes me happy that we have returned to the theme of Russian spies in Hollywood films,” 23-year-old architect Alexander said after watching the film. On Sunday evening, the audience erupted into applause when Jolie’s eponymous character, CIA analyst Evelyn Salt, revealed her Russian identity on the big screen. The packed cinema also jubilantly howled when Jolie said “Good evening” in Russian ahead of unveiling the film. But her hours of Russian training, which she described as an “aggressive but soft and seductive” language, will be lost on Russian audiences as it was entirely dubbed for general release. Russian earnings of the film will not be known until it officially opens on July 29. “It just goes to show that Russians are the winners after all. I really thank Angelina for showing that,” film student Sasha, 19, told Reuters after the screening.
Some friends and I saw Salt last night and we all loved it entirely! The film is a lot of fun with a lot of surprises and, of course, Angelina Jolie kickin’ ass all over the place. I’ll have my full review up later but I can tell you right now, I loved it! It’s deffo a film that I heartily recommend.
Now, getting back on topic … while Angelina spent her weekend in Russia, she has already left the country to do Salt promo elsewhere in the world. Angelina and her four eldest children were photographed upon arrival in Narita, Japan this morning (which is actually tomorrow morning local time). After the jump, check out some photos of Angelina and her kiddies making their way thru the Narita Airport in Japan … More »
And so, another weekend at San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone and altho many of us were not in attendance at this year’s Con, I think it’s safe to say that we all benefited from the fun photos and valuable information that has been released at this year’s Con (most notably for me was the trailer for Dexter season 5). Annually I spend a bit of time thinking about making the trek down to San Diego to attend Comic-Con but annually, something comes up that keeps me from making it down. I have to say, tho, I do enjoy seeing the photos of fans that come from Comic-Con each year:
This is a fun batch of photos but I think props have to go to Booba Fett … I think she is my fave of this bunch of Comic-Con attendees. Tho, had I made my way to Comic-Con this year, I’d've dressed up in my amazing Dexter costume from Hallowe’en last year. I think I would’ve fit in nicely. Naturally, tho, the real draw at Comic-Con is being able to get up-close and personal with our fave celebs. After the jump, check out some photos of some of the celebs who made their way to Comic-Con to press the flesh with the rabid nerds and geeks … More »
No matter how big a star you are, there is one person you should always make time for: Your mother. Robert Pattinson sticks to this rule, and spent some quality time with his mother Clare in Malibu. With girlfriend Kristen Stewart away preparing for her new film … Rob was in need of a date for a trip to the cinema. Dressed down denim in shorts and a grey jumper, his proud mother laughed as Rob was besieged by female fans as they left the cinema after watching Angelina Jolie’s new thriller Salt. The Twilight actor, in his trademark casual clothing and baseball cap, happily chatted to the fans. Ever the gentleman, Rob made sure his mother wasn’t overlooked, including her in the conversation.
Aww, you can tell that Roberto is a good boy. I’m sure his mother is really proud of him … and can I just say how much I love that Rob and his mom went on a movie date together. They both look so unassuming, which is really refreshing when you consider how rich he is. I hope he manages to keep it real for the rest of his career. What is it about British boys and manners? They really know how to raise ‘em right over in England, don’t they?
UPDATE: According to a few Pink readers, the woman in these photos with Rob is not his mother Clare but his manager Stephanie. It’s a shame because this story would be so much cuter if it really was his mum.
Yesterday was a gloriously boring day for me … I loved every second of it. I spent the day being as lazy as possible before I made my way down to Manhattan Beach to chill for a bit with my friends Emma and Josh. I brought back some souvenirs from Paris, France so I wanted to get those delivered as soon as possible. We made our way to Pancho’s for a little snack and I happily kicked back a couple of Michelada drinks:
Josh actually introduced me to Micheladas and I know I am obsessed with drinking them … er, you know, in a healthy way not an alcoholic way. We hung out for a bit and then it was time for me to pick up my friend Tracey from the airport. She is staying with David and me for a few days and she arrived last night. We had some dinner and then just hung out here at home.
This afternoon, we’re going out for brunch and maybe a trip to The Grove. David returns home from his weekend on the East Coast tonight but I’m thinkin’ today is gonna be another nice and very chill day :D
It is time, once again, to say hello to the Hot Dude of the Week. This week, our Hot Dude is more fully dressed than is usually the norm but the photo, shot by Rick Day, still captures his innate Hot Dudeness. Say hello to Jay Byars:
While there are other photos of Jay wearing a whole lot less, there is something about this photo that speaks to me. I’m glad that his shirt is open to the navel because it would be a shame to let all those muscles go unnoticed underneath all that clothing. Sometimes it’s very true that the clothes make the man … and others, the man makes the clothes. Jay, here, deffo makes this outfit look very sexy … but I suppose we have to blame it on the abs ;) Enjoy!
Britney Spears and her loverman Jason Trawick made their way up to Santa Barbara, CA to spend a nice relaxing weekend together and yesterday they were spotted doing a bit of shopping with Jason‘s parents. The foursome were spotted making their way out of the back door of a Michael’s Arts and Crafts store with loaded down bags in hand:
HMMMMMMMMMMMM. It seems pretty telling to me that Britney is already hanging out so casually with Jason‘s mother and father. You know things have gotten serious when hangin’ with the parents is involved. Might this be the first sign that Britwick are ready to settle down together in a more formal way? HMMMMMMM. After the jump, find out what sort of purchases Britwick and Trawicks made on this little excursion to Michael’s … More »
Now, 2 months ago was May … when we were “assured” that the couple were still together. I guess they really weren’t and were just trying to keep the news under wraps. Well, the secret’s out now … and it’s a damn shame. I really liked Marc and Lorenzo together but, alas, I suppose it wasn’t meant to be. I guess this may be the last time we ever hear from Lorenzo Martone again … which is another damn shame. Ah well … c’est la vie.
Ryan Reynolds says he took the title role in “Green Lantern” to play a hero that can “throw a punch, tell a joke and kiss a girl.” The actor, along with castmates Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong and director Martin Campbell, presented a clip from the film at Comic-Con Saturday for some 6,000 ecstatic fans, many of whom camped out overnight for a chance to see the presentation. Campbell says the 3-D movie blends realistic action with humor and an otherworldly trip to the planet Oa, home of the Green Lanterns. He added that while the hero’s costume is “a work in progress,” his cinematic story is set: He is joined by his fellow Green Lanterns for a face-off against Parallax, whom Reynolds describes as “the physical manifestation of fear in our movie.” The clip showed Reynolds as Hal Jordan, who, after a fight with street thugs, takes the Green Lantern oath and uses his new powers to blow them away. Reynolds recited the oath for the Comic-Con crowd, which rewarded him with cheers. The cast seemed to embrace the Comic-Con energy, and revealed which characters they’d dress up with if they could walk the convention floor. Reynolds would go as a Wookie because he likes to “be cute and dangerous.” Lively would dress as Harry Potter and Sarsgaard would go as Captain America. Strong said he’d dress as his “Green Lantern” character, Sinestro. DC Comics chief Geoff Johns hinted that other Green Lantern films, and a Justice League movie, could follow: “The success of ‘Green Lantern’ will lead the charge for everything DC does.”
It’s really cool to see the principal castmembers all assembled together … I have high hopes that Green Lantern will be a big enough smash film that DC Comics will move forward with films based on their other iconic superheroes … like The Flash and Wonder Woman! If Green Lantern does well, I’m certain plans will move forward to make other DC superhero films leading up to an eventual Justice League film. I think they got the casting so right for Green Lantern, I can’t wait to see Mark Strong as Sinestro. I just want to see more, more, more … thankfully we only have to wait ’til next year to see Green Lantern on the big screen.
TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan started to get some ink done before she got locked up — but she didn’t have time to finish the design … because of that whole jail thing. At first glance, it appears to be a bruise on LiLo’s upper left arm — but the mark is actually the tattooed outline of a little girl with her eyes closed. We’re told Lohan first went under the needle at the Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlor in Hollywood just a few weeks ago — and ironically chose the image because “she liked the innocence of the girl.”
I KNEW she got a tattoo even tho she claimed not to. I had a feeling that L. Lo was gonna get a new tattoo before she went to jail and when she showed up at Shamrock Tattoo, I knew I was right. I love how her new ink was right out there for anyone to see … if only they could notice it.
As footage rolled of the Avengers’ logo, a big “A,” we heard Samuel L. Jackson’s voice: “Super heroes came together,” he bellowed, “the day the Avengers were formed.” Then they came out one by one. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Chris Evans as Captain America. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Mark Ruffallo as The Hulk. Joss Whedon as The Director. Downey calls this film more ambitious than Inception. Joss Whedon had tears in his eyes. He said, “I had a dream all my life and it wasn’t this good.” And 6500 hundred people in Hall H screamed from the very depths of their multiverse-loving souls. The Avengers had assembled. And just like that they were gone. After seeing the footage of Captain America and Thor they had a job to do: to prepare to shoot the greatest comic book movie in the history of time.
You will note that Mark Ruffalo is included in the cast as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, just like we heard he would be. Also included in this photo is Clark Gregg (sandwiched between Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson) who will play Agent Coulson (just like he did in Iron Man and Iron Man 2) and director Joss Whedon. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the awesomeness assembled in this photo together. With Joss Whedon at the helm, the possibilities are endless for The Avengers to truly be the greatest superhero film of all time. After the jump, check out one more photo of The Avengers cast assembled on stage at Comic-Con yesterday afternoon … More »
Last night my friend Josh and I made our way to the Henry Fonda Theater to see Kelis and Robyn kick off their co-headlining All Hearts Tour in front of a packed house which was 99.9% gay. It was like church in that place, I have to tell you … but it was loads of fun:
While the tour is a co-headlining one, Kelis does go on first to get the party started. Homegirl came out in a sequined jumpsuit and a sparkly wig that looked like something Rick James might’ve worn back in the day. Now, I’ve been a Kelis fan for YEARS ever since she released her first album Kaleidoscope so I was really excited to see my girl live, on stage. I was not disappointed. Kelis KILLED her set last night. She sang hit after hit and got the crowd all riled up. I never thought it was possible for an artist to make a room full of white boys think they’ve go soul and rhythm … but Kelis did it last night. After the jump, check out some of the photos I snapped last night of Kelis and Robyn and check out some video from last night’s kick-off performance of the All Hearts Tour … More »
Yesterday afternoon I made my way to the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA to see Inception one week after it opened in theaters. Because I was in Paris, France last weekend I was unable to see the movie that the rest of the country already saw. I’ve been fearful all week long that someone might inadvertently spoil the film for me so I wanted to see it as soon as possible. Man, I am glad that I did … cuz the film is really freakin’ good:
I had no doubt that director Christoper Nolan would give us a great film but I was not prepared for how complex and GOOD the story would be. When dealing with a plot line that revolves around dreams, dream stealing and subconscious mind manipulation you have a wide pallet to paint with … Nolan manages to give us a film that spreads out far and wide in complexity without being too confusing. As much as there were many layers to the story (ie. the dream with in a dream with in a dream thing), I found the story easy to follow. The special effects were, I mean, just wow. I was very impressed with the acting but, to be honest, no one really stood out with a particularly stunning performance. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was my fave (there are rumors that JGL might play The Riddler in Batman 3 … I’m crossing my fingers that he does get the part), followed by Ellen Page. I was pleased that Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t annoy me like he usually does but I was a bit bummed that Marion Coutillard wasn’t as big a character as I hoped she would be. All in all, the film is great … I truly loved it. Was it my fave of the year, I don’t think so … but it is deffo worth seeing … maybe even twice.
After the movie, I met up with Josh and we made our way to the Henry Fonda Theater to see Kelis and Robyn kick off their All Hearts Tour. I’ll have a post about that show coming right up …
Anna Paquin is 28, Jennifer Lopez is 41, Kristin Chenoweth is 42, Gus Van Sant is 58, Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) is 59 and Mark Goddard (Lost in Space) is 74 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Here is this week’s batch of photos sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers — Jenny sends in a happy update about her baby boy Parker … he’s been doing so much better lately and is now learning how to crawl! She sends in a cute pic of a very happy-looking Parker with his big brother Holden — Jessica sends in a pic from her local burger restaurant called Vera’s Burgers in Vancouver, British Columbia … I think she’s right, Pink is Perfect! — Tammi sends in a supercute pic snapped with her boyfriend James who she was visiting recently in London, England — Margie sends in a cute pic of her 9 year old granddaughter and Tejano music performer Marisa Cortez who took part in the Selena Tribute Concert in Corpus Christi, TX back in March (click HERE to watch her performance at the Cattleman Square Tejano Explosion 2010) — Cody (Mr. Gyllenhaal in the comments) sends in a fun photo from his recent impromptu trip to Newport Beach with friends on Crystal Bay:
Thank you all so much for another batch of fun photos! I am so happy to hear that Jenny‘s little boy Parker is feeling better … I guess all of our thoughts and prayers helped out a bit :) Please, keep sending in your photos … I love receiving them and sharing them with all y’all. Keep ‘em coming :D
We are nearing the half-way point of the 3rd season of the hit HBO series True Blood and to celebrate a new video trailer was released at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con yesterday that gives us a sneak peek of what’s to come in the second half of the season. Here are a few screencaps from the just released True Blood Season 3, Part 2 video trailer:
If you’ve been keeping up with the eps this season, you know that the werewolves are becoming more integrated into the world of True Blood and after the events of last week’s ep, Sookie Stackhouse and her magic powers are getting her a lot of attention. What will happen as the second half of True Blood Season 3 unfolds? After the jump, check out the video trailer in full for a taste of what’s to come … More »
Jones Soda, purveryors of fine fantasy-themed beverages, such as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering sodas (ahh! The taste of carbonated red mana!) have got a new vampiric brew on tap for you here at San Diego Comic-Con. Starting tomorrow morning, look for Jones Soda trucks driving around the Gaslamp district, dispensing Buffy The Vampire Slayer soda! … For more info on these beverages straight out of the Sunnydale High cafeteria vending machine, head to Jones Soda’s official site.
Kylie Minogue has announced that the second single to be released from her new album Aphrodite is the track Get Outta My Way. In celebration, Kylie performed the song live on the Australian TV series Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Here are a few screencaps from Kylie‘s performance this week:
In fine Kylie form, she performed the song flawlessly. After the jump, check out Kylie‘s performance of Get Outta My Way in full … More »
It’s obvious that Cristiano is having no problems adjusting to fatherhood … because he’s got his mama to take care of his baby while he runs off to do whatever the hell he wants to do, with whomever he chooses. I had a feeling that Crissy would not tone down his playboy image … he seems happy to be partying with his friends while he leaves his baby boy at home to be cared for by his family. I can’t say I blame him, after all, he’s just at 25 year old kid himself. I’m not sure if we’ll be seeing any photos of Cristiano pushing is baby around in a baby pram anytime soon … but my guess is that we’ll be seeing the lad doing pretty much the same exact things he was doing before he fathered his child. Party on, Cristiano!
This Dexter poster is part of Showtime‘s Anti-Heroes campaign (which also features characters from Weeds, Californication and Nurse Jackie). In addition to this cool poster, Showtime also released a whole slew of promo photos from the season 5 premiere ep of Dexter which will air on Showtime on Sunday September 26:
As you can see, the aftermath of the events from the season 4 finale ep of Dexter begins to unfold as soon as the new season begins. The new season promises to take Dexter Morgan into new, unknown territory … how will be be able to handle it all? Well, the season 5 trailer for Dexter might shed some light on that question. After the jump, check out the AMAZING new promo trailer for Dexter Season 5 … More »
Lindsay Lohan’s been in jail one day and she’s already getting taken advantage of … in a very X-rated manner. Lindsay is the target of a new porn parody featuring a crying, bitchy, whorish LiLo look-alike — who just like the real Lindsay … takes some serious punishment from the long arm of the law. The flick — titled “Hustler’s Untrue Hollywood Stories: Lindsay Goes to Jail” — even features a spoof of Lindsay’s lawyer, the effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley. We’re not sure if Lindsay’s seen it yet — but since she’s actually playing a porn star in her next movie, it might be considered research.
Great news Disney and horror film fans (two groups that do NOT normally go hand in hand)! The hugely talented and extremely visionary director Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct the big screen adaptation of The Haunted Mansion … a film based on the famed ride at Disneyland. Now, some of you may remember a particularly shitty film called The Haunted Mansion which was released a few years ago and starred Eddie Murphy, yeah, this movie will be NOTHING like that one. Considering del Toro‘s track record with film making (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army), I think it’s safe to say that this new version of The Haunted Mansion will be quite a sight to see:
Remember that Haunted Mansion movie? The one with Eddie Murphy? If you’re one of the few who saw it—forget it. Because Guillermo del Toro took the stage near the end of the Tron: Legacy panel at the San Diego Comic-Con to announce that he’d be co-writing and producing (and possibly directing!) a NEW Haunted Mansion film based on the Disney theme-park attraction. For the director, who first experienced the ride when he was 3 years old, it’s not just a ride: It’s emotionally therapeutic. In an interview with Heat Vision, he said, “When I’m depressed or when I have a problem, I ride the Haunted Mansion ride to clear my head.” And he’s no passing fan, either. Del Toro has an entire room in his house devoted to Haunted Mansion memorabilia, containing secret bookcases, wallpaper from the original ride and original art. In late May, Del Toro passed on directing The Hobbit due to ongoing production delays. When asked why, he said, “Part of the reason I had to get back is that I had projects pending. There were other obligations that were clashing.” But why Disney, traditionally the home of princesses and fairies? “[Walt] Disney is one of the creators of some of the scariest images in my childhood. People forget that he not only made sweet images but also images of nightmare. We need to honor that side of the legacy,” said del Toro … “It’s going to be a thrill ride for the whole family but it’s definitely going to be scary,” said del Toro. We just hope the ghosts and spectres are as horrible (in a good way!) and awesome as those he dreamed up for Pan’s Labyrinth.
This is really great news, I think. If a Disneyland theme park ride like Pirates of the Caribbean can be turned into a multi-million dollar movie franchise than so, too, can The Haunted Mansion. After the jump, get your first look at the new concept art released for The Haunted Mansion which made its debut at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con this week … More »
Zac Efron, who stars in the new film Charlie St. Cloud, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Parade magazine (which will come bundled with this Sunday’s newspaper here in the US). In his coverstory interview, Zac talks about the things he loves most about the warm Summer months among other softball topics. Here are a few photos from his Parade photospread and some excerpts from his interview:
“As soon as the days get longer and the sun hangs in the sky, I feel more alive,” says Efron, who pushes the boundaries off-camera by biking, surfing, and skateboarding. (“I’ve fallen off just about everything it’s possible to fall off of.”) Among the thrills he’s seeking this summer:
Taking a daily dip “The first thing I do every morning is cannonball into the pool. It’s the best way to wake up.”
Rooting for his favorite team Efron loves to go to L.A. Lakers basketball games, but he grew up going to Giants baseball games and would collect players’ autographs. “My dad would drive me and my brother six hours up to San Francisco, and we’d see back-to-back games.”
Enjoying an American classic “My family used to go to drive-in movies, where we’d put that little speaker inside our car to get the sound. It was always such a fun night.”
Roughing it “I really want to hit a national park this summer. I’m a big fan of Bear Grylls and Man vs. Wild. I like to backpack, filter my own water, make a fire. But I bring packaged food—I’m not setting squirrel traps.”
Making Steve Jobs even richer “I always have music on,” Efron says. “The other day, I found out my biggest expense isn’t electricity or gas—it’s iTunes. I spend way too much on music, movies, apps, and games. I’ve got to get that under control.”
Cheering on his girl “Vanessa [Hudgens] is playing Mimi in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in August. It’s the role of a lifetime for her. The song ‘Out Tonight’ is Vanessa in a nutshell—she loves to have fun. She’s a good partner in crime.”
In all honesty, I think I’m going to have to take a pass on seeing Charlie St. Cloud. From the trailers I’ve seen, it looks way too schmaltzy for my taste. I’m all for movies that feature dead characters like Charlie‘s deceased little bro, but I prefer for them to be running thru the streets in search of brains to eat rather than playing catch in the woods. Ah well. In this interview, Zac mentions Vanessa Hudgens‘s involvement in a new production of Rent next month … and that I will be seeing. Not only is Rent one of my all-time fave musicals but I’m excited to see this new production — mainly because it is being directed by Rent Broadway alum Neil Patrick Harris. In any event, it’s a no to Charlie St. Cloud but a YES! to Rent. How about you? Are any of y’all planning to see this film?
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been seeing a few fun photos from the Michigan set of Scream 4 … and today is no exception. Here are a couple photos of the beautiful Courteney Cox-Arquette in the role of Gale Weathers on set this week:
But … other photos of Courteney as Gale have come to light that may prove to be VERY SPOILERY for a film that isn’t due out in theaters until next year. After the jump, and only if you dare, check out a couple more photos of Courteney on set that might show exactly what role Gale Weathers may play in the film … More »
After spending all day and night yesterday doing a whole lotta nothin’, I’m gearing up again for an evening of fun tonight. Because everyone on Earth, it seems, already saw Inception last week while I was in France, I’m heading out later this afternoon to see the film for myself. I’ve heard good things about it and I really love Christopher Nolan‘s films so … I’m excited. Later on tonight, Josh and I will be going to see Kelis and Robyn on their All Hearts Tour at the The Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA:
Daniel Radcliffe is 21, Alison Krauss is 39, Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is 40, Philip Seymour Hoffman is 43, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode & Woody Harrelson are 49 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
I believe the word you are looking for is Woof! We still have to wait a couple weeks until this issue of Muscle & Body hits newsstands but because I love you all, you can check out one more photo of Joe Manganiello showing off his muscles and his bod after the jump … More »
A man donning a Darth Vader mask at a New York bank has gone to the dark side. Police say the man entered a Chase bank branch on Long Island on Thursday, displayed a gun and demanded money. A surveillance camera caught the “Star Wars” character wearing a blue cape and camouflage pants. The bandit escaped from the Setauket bank with an undetermined amount of cash.
Er … I know bank robberies are not funny but, LOL! It’s one thing if the dude walked into the bank wearing just the Darth Vader mask but this guy went so far as to show up to his bank robbery wearing the cape as well. It’s all about the details, I suppose. I mean … I always knew Darth Vader was a bad guy but seeing him wield a gun like this just makes his evilness all the more … real.
As a surprise for attendees exiting the Tron Legacy panel, Disney showed a special teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, now shooting in Hawaii. Johnny Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in full 3D, sitting on the beach with a bottle of rum and speaking directly to the Comic-Con audience. He told everyone that it certainly wasn’t the case that he would soon be embarking on a quest to find the fountain of youth but that, even if he were, he wouldn’t be looking for a crew. But, if he did, would anyone in the audience be interested? He promised that such an adventure would include “zombies, cutthroats, mermaids and… Penelope Cruz” and that it would be the kind of quest that would require “A bloody map. Or a bloody Mary. Or both.”
I think some folks were expecting to see some sort of promo from Pirates 4 but I don’t think they were expecting to see it at the Tron: Legacy Panel. I’m just happy that the folks who attend Comic-Con are really good at capturing pretty much EVERY bit if information that is made available at a second’s notice. After the jump, check out the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides teaser video that was shown yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con … More »
Gossip Cop can exclusively report that shortly before Lindsay Lohan went to jail she gave Vanity Fair an interview for its October cover. We’re also told Lohan did a photo shoot in L.A. on her birthday (July 2) aboard what was once Judy Garland’s yacht. A source says the shoot by Norman Jean Roy was “amazing,” and comprises “some of the most beautiful photos of Lindsay” ever taken. Lohan was dressed in an evening gown, which covered her SCRAM bracelet, and looks like a glamorous movie star from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Of course, the article was planned some time ago, and was supposed to be tied to the September release of her film, Machete. And while our sources say there were questions after Lohan was sentenced as to whether she would still do the interview, the actress stuck to her word, even as other outlets were reportedly offering her hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk. Gossip Cop hears Lohan spoke candidly about her life, including her current legal predicament. At present, this is the only confirmed sitdown Lohan has conducted since her sentencing.
Okay … firstly, she does look great in these Complex photos. Despite all her troubles, she still manages to take a good picture every once in a while. Secondly, how lucky did Vanity Fair get by scoring a Lindsay interview right before she went to jail. Since the mag won’t be out on newsstands until September, VF will not get to enjoy the massive punch from Lindsay‘s current legal woes … but they do have the distinction of having her last pre-jail interview. Her first post-jail interview is said to be worth $1 million … as of yet, we don’t know who she will be giving that interview to. Not for nothing but, in all honesty, this jail stint has been the best thing to happen to Lindsay Lohan‘s career in ages! She should’ve went to jail a long time ago.
Joss Whedon announced today that he’s officially directing The Avengers, while on stage with J.J. Abrams at San Diego’s Comic-Con. He joked that Marvel didn’t have enough money for a real press release, so he took it up himself to confirm previous reports that he was in talks to direct the film. When pressed for further details, he said that it was way too early to reveal anything. The news isn’t exactly surprising, but still it’s good to have final confirmation on the matter. As a Whedon fan, I’m excited to see what he can do with the material. Whedon mentioned that he was a huge fan of early Avenger’s comics while growing up, and he seemed understandably excited and humbled at having the opportunity to direct the film.
The fantastic Joss Whedon fan site Whedonesque was at The Avengers panel at Comic-Con yesterday and they provided a tweet-by-tweet rundown on their Twitter profile of what was said by Joss Whedon on stage. After the jump, read some of the quotes attributed to Whedon during yesterday’s Comic-Con panel discussion … More »
That was fast. Only a month after their engagement was confirmed, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have married. The model, 27, and the British actor, 33, are now on their honeymoon, Kerr says in a statement that also explains the cancelation of her appearance at the Australian department store David Jones. “David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together,” Kerr’s statement says. “I’m very much a part of the David Jones Family and I am very committed to my role. I am enormously grateful to David Jones to have been given this time to enjoy such a special moment in my life.”
I mean, yes this is a big surprise but on the the other hand, not really. You may recall that we saw photos of Miranda checking out church locations for the possible wedding just days after news of the couple’s engagement was announced in late June. I could tell then that they were chomping at the bit to get the deal done. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where the couple said their I Dos (none of the reports out today seem sure) but I suppose it really doesn’t matter. All that matters is that Orlando and Miranda are blissfully happy as husband and wife. Lets send them our warmest congratulations and all of our love on their happy nuptials! Congrats!!
Director Darren Aronofsky, who found success with his brilliant films Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler, has set his sights on the world of ballet for his next film. Black Swan stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in a “dark” “psychological” tale about 2 ballet dancers in NYC. To be honest, I’ve heard very little about this film but what I’ve heard is pretty impressive. Here is our first look at Portman in Black Swan and some deets about the film itself:
The Venice International Film Festival apparently can’t get enough of Darren Aronofsky, even if he has switched his focus from muscle-bound men to dainty dancers. The director took home a Golden Lion, the event’s top prize, for The Wrestler in 2008. Now he has been given the honor of opening this year’s 11-day event on Sept. 1 with Black Swan, a ballet-themed thriller due in late fall. “The cast and crew of Black Swan are both excited and humbled by the selection committee’s invitation,” Aronofsky said in a press announcement. “It is an honor to walk the great red carpet on the Lido, and we are excited to premiere our film to the wonderful audiences in Venice.” The dark tale with psychological twists stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a technically brilliant ballerina whose life takes some strange turns after being picked as the lead in a New York City production of Swan Lake. Pressures mount as her overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey) pushes her to succeed and her manipulative dance master (Vincent Cassel) commands her to be more seductive and loose in her performance. Complicating matters is the arrival of Lily (Mila Kunis), a sultry dancer who exhibits all the innate ease and sexuality that Nina lacks. Nina begins to fixate on the newcomer as the two forge an unusual relationship. “The worldwide attention given to the Venice film festival provides an exciting launch for Black Swan,” says Nancy Utley, president of Fox Searchlight. “We are very proud of our collaboration with Darren.” After its premiere in Venice, The Wrestler went on to awards season glory, earning actor Mickey Rourke his first Oscar nomination and a chance at a career comeback. Fox Searchlight, which bought The Wrestler at the Toronto film festival after its Venice success, has similar hopes for Black Swan— and especially for Portman, who was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting part in 2004′s Closer. As the actress tells USA TODAY about her troubled Nina: “The character was very interesting to play, always challenging and surprising. The fact that I had spent so much time with the idea — Darren and I started discussing doing the film in 2000 — allowed it to marinate a little before we shot.”
Altho this article is light on actual deets about the film, I’ve heard from a few people who have seen an early version of the film that it is an amazing film. I am a huge Aronofsky fan — ever since Requiem for a Dream (which remains one of my all-time fave films) — so I’m really curious to see what he can do with a ballet story. I’m guessing the “usual relationship” between Portman‘s character and Kunis‘s character will be where the crux of the “dark tale” will lie. After the jump, check out another photo of Portman in her Black Swan role as well as a photo of Portman and Kunis together … More »
Bryan Abrams from the 90s R&B group Color Me Badd was arrested after a fight with his wife. It all went down Tuesday, when Honolulu police say Abrams got into an argument with his wife and threw her across the room. The singer — who actually performed with the old group Sunday in Hawaii — was arrested on suspicion of harassment and released. Abrams was also arrested back in 2008 on charges of domestic abuse and assault and battery after allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend.
UGH. It really looks like this dude has got major anger management problems. I’m not sure how an allegation of throwing a woman against a wall becomes a charge of “harassment” but I do hope that Mr. Abrams is punished to the full extent of the law if he his found guilty of his crimes. I’m all for 90′s nostalgia but I’d rather not hear about any of my once fave pop stars assaulting other people. Boo.
The track has that same infectious vibe that can be expected from Ace of Base, which gives me hope that their new album will be just as good. All For You reminds me a lot of the Ace of Base song Beautiful Life, another one of my fave songs from the band. I’m not certain it’s a bad thing that the songs sound similar … alls I know is I love it. And so, without further ado, you can listen to All For You by Ace of Base, after the jump … More »
Last night my good friend Josh and I made our way to the Staples Center in downtown LA to see Rihanna on her Last Girl on Earth Tour. I have been anxiously awaiting this show for months and last night I finally got to see my girl Ri Ri live on stage. Here are a few photos from her performance last night:
Rihanna just KILLED it last night. The show was very big, very fun, very well orchestrated. Rihanna sang beautifully and provided an atmosphere of electric excitement and all out fun. Josh and I were very impressed … and I couldn’t get over how many amazing Rihanna songs there are. I mean, I know the girl has a huge catalog of songs but I had forgotten how many of them were huge hits. One of the show’s highlights for me was the guest appearance on stage by Eminem. Em came out to perform his current #1 single Love the Way you Lie which features Rihanna on vocals. Em came out and the crowd exploded in cheers. My boy Darion managed to get great photos and video from last night’s concert. After the jump, check out some of Darion’s photos of Rihanna & Eminem along with some pretty fantastic video from the show … More »
Selena Gomez (The Wizards of Waverly Place) is 18, Rufus Wainwright is 37, John Leguizamo is 46, Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 47, Don Henley is 63, George Clinton is 69 and Alex Trebek is 70 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
After seven movies, more than $730 million in worldwide box office and 30 million DVDs sold, the grisly horror franchise Saw is hanging it up after the final film, Saw 3-D, out Oct. 29. Producers and star Tobin Bell will make the announcement Friday at Comic-Con during the film’s footage presentation. “It’s time to stop,” says Oren Koules, a producer on all the Saw movies. “We have told the story we wanted to tell, and this is going to be a great farewell.” That’s probably code for “gruesome.” The franchise, about a booby-trap-building psycho, became the titan of horror films with its intricate, deadly devices: a dirty needle pit; a razor box that peels skin like onions; a reverse bear trap that rips open the jaw. But that’s child’s play compared with the final film, which was shot in 3-D and will feature 11 booby traps, nearly double the average for previous films. The film was re-edited and submitted six times to the Motion Picture Association of America to bring it from an NC-17 to an R rating. “I’m surprised we got it,” says producer Mark Burg. “It’s more violent than any of them. But it’s in 3-D, it answers all the questions, it comes full circle. We have the goods on this one” … “You can count on one hand the franchises that lasted seven years — and every year, no less,” says Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s president of acquisitions and co-productions. “It became part of pop-culture discourse.”
Whoa … I am actually very surprised that SAW VII will be the final film. To be honest, I fell out of love with the franchise a few movies ago but I never thought they’d end the run so soon. I figured they’d go at least until the 10th movie. Still, it seems time the end the run … I understand that this last SAW film will answer all the questions and will bring the story full circle. Cary Elwes, who hasn’t been featured in a SAW film since he hacked off his foot and escaped to freedom at the end of the first film will return for SAW VII. I’m actually very excited to see SAW in 3D now that I know it’s the final installment. As if this news wasn’t enough excitement, SAW 3D has released one of those cool motion posters to promote the film. Check it out after the jump … More »
Thus far, I’ve been extremely confused about what this W.E. film is supposed to be about. The film’s IMDB page has been updated with a synopsis that seems to finally explain the film more clearly:
A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Do I have confidence in Maddy‘s directing skills? Not really. But that has more to do with the fact that I am not at all impressed with her acting skills. I’ll reserve judgment until I see this movie for myself. At least we know that W.E. is now in filming production … it shouldn’t be long until we get to see the fruits of Madonna‘s labor.
She had undergone an extraordinary rehabilitation after cleaning up her image. But it was back to business as usual yesterday as Amy Winehouse descended on Soho for a shambolic night which ended at 4am. The singer was with her two new best friends Damian Marley and Nas for the second night in a row. But there was no sign of her new man Reg Traviss who is widely believed to be behind her recent transformation. Amy, 26, began the night with a low key meal at Balans restaurant in Soho before going on to join celebrations for Marley’s 32nd birthday. The youngest son of legend Bob Marley was hosting a private event at The Kayashi Club in Covent Garden, London, before continuing on to The Runaway Club in Holborn at 2am. Amy, in true Winehouse style, didn’t stumble out of the club until 4am. She emerged covered in drink stains and looking more than a little the worse for wear. The woozy Rehab singer was then helped into her car by her security guard to make sure she didn’t stumble over. Amy looked better suited to a beach party than a birthday celebration, showing off her super skinny body in a hot pink spandex bodysuit and micro denim shorts … The previous night Amy attended the Nas and Damian Marley concert at the Hammersmith Apollo, where the pair were performing material from their highly acclaimed Distant Relatives album. Amy’s new boyfriend Reg Traviss let his girl have a night out without him, as he was no where to be seen in the club.
HMMM … to be honest, I don’t believe that anything substantial or romantic is going on here … they pair appear to have bonded while partying together and decided to keep the party going for a second night of revelry. Nas doesn’t get that much attention when he goes out but paired with a stumbling and sloshy Amy Winehouse, well, there’s your attention. Amy still seems happy to cling to her messy ways, tho, thankfully for her she seems to have lessened her need to stumble thru the streets of London in a drunken haze. I’m not sure if we’ll be seeing more of these two out and about together … and maybe that’s a good thing.
I understand that in the film, the city of Woodsboro celebrates a massive Stab-A-Thon festival in honor of the fictional Stab film franchise which exists in the Scream film franchise. I kinda love when all the ghostface killer masks come out into the open because it makes it all the more easier for the film’s killer to get his/her work done. This convention was used very well in the opening scene of Scream 2. After the jump, check out a few more photos snapped on the Scream 4 set which feature some of the stars filming other scenes for the upcoming sequel film … More »
Lindsay Lohan, who surrendered herself on Tuesday to begin serving her 90 day jail sentence, had her 2nd day in jail brightened up a bit by a short visit from her mother Dina Lohan and her younger sister Aliana Ali Lohan yesterday afternoon … despite the fact that inmates are not allowed to have family visitors during the week. Because the jail can make exceptions, it would appear that the folks at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA decided to make an exception for their most famous current inmate. Here are a few photos of Dina and Ali making their way out of the CRDF yesterday and some deets about their visit:
Two down, 12 more to go. Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina and sister Ali visited the jail for more than an hour Wednesday, but only saw the actress for about 30 minutes. They departed stern-faced without commenting to reporters. With them during the stay was Lohan’s business manager, Lou Taylor. Visiting hours at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., are on weekends for family and friends, though the jail can make exceptions. Family members also may leave money for an inmate’s account to buy snacks, toiletries and stationery. Lindsay, meanwhile, has “slept soundly for most of her time in custody” but has been worrying about her safety, a jail insider tells PEOPLE. According to the source, Lohan, 24, who is likely to serve two weeks of a 90-day sentence for violating probation in a DUI case, has expressed her fears of being housed with other inmates, even though she’s been repeatedly reassured she’ll be kept isolated in her own cell. But, the source says, Lohan has been “cooperative,” and she appears to be adjusting to life behind bars slowly – and satiating her appetite. Wednesday morning, she ate the jail’s typical breakfast of cold cereal and a hard-boiled egg and has “devoured all the food served to her” since she was booked, says the source.
I understand her father Michael Lohan attempted to visit her in jail as well but Lindsay made it clear that she does not want to see him. All in all, it sounds like the folks at the prison are doing whatever they can to make Lindsay‘s stay as easy as possible under the circumstances. Any belief that she is doing “hard time” is just silly. She is basically getting a time out which, I’m sure, will not do much to change her dangerous behavior. I’m more hopeful that she will get something more substantial from the 90 day rehab program she will have to submit to once she completes her 90 14 day jail sentence.
Arguably the best song on the record, You Lost Me is a painful song about betrayal, loss and the sad end of a loving relationship. It is one of those songs that pretty much everyone can identify with on some level, sung in the classic Xtina style. After the jump, check out the video for You Lost Me in full … More »
2010 San Diego Comic-Con gets underway today as the first full day of geeky/nerdy amazingness kicks off to unleash as much awesomeness as possible to the faithful who have made the annual trek to SoCal for the event. In celebration of Comic Con‘s official kick-off today, Marvel Comics has released promo poster artwork for 2 of their biggest superhero films due out next year — Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. Here is the newly released Comic-Con poster for Captain America:
I understand that this poster along with other exclusive promo items will be made available to Comic-Con attendees this weekend (while supplies last, that is). Additionally, Marvel released a promo poster for Thor … as well as a new promo image of Chris Hemsworth as the mighty God of Thunder. Check out those two new promo items, after the jump … More »
In all honesty, and I hate saying this cuz the kids are really super cute, the video could’ve been better. It’s cute and all but compared to the earlier videos, this one is deffo not the best of the bunch. Still, it’s a fun video and worth watching. Check it out in full, after the jump … More »
Rafferty, Iris, Rudy — all of Jude‘s kids seem elated that he is back with his former flame Sienna. I’m telling you, these two are headed for the wedding chapel. It may not happen this year but if things keep going this swimmingly (as it were) then they’ll be married in no time. Then perhaps Jude will be happy to add another little Law to the family.
Sandra Bullock has plenty of fight left in her – and she’s putting it toward a good cause. Months following the BP oil spill, the Oscar winner, who adopted her son from New Orleans, is joining stars like Blake Lively and John Goodman for Restore the Gulf’s “Be the One” campaign. “What can you offer?” Bullock asks in the PSA, standing along the coast. “Your voice. Speak up.” Other celebs featured in the PSA include New Orleans native Peyton Manning, chef Emeril Lagasse, who runs several restaurants in town and musicians Dave Matthews and Lenny Kravitz. The campaign was started by the Women of the Storm, a non-partisan alliance of Louisiana women, to rally support for the cleanup.
As we have done many times before, I hope we are all able to come together and do what we can for the affected people who need our help. The people who make a living from the Gulf of Mexico have been devastated by the oil spill and their lives will be drastically changed for a very long time, if not forever. After the jump, check out the promo video for Be the One and find out how YOU can lend a helping hand … More »
Great news Betty White fans, our beloved Golden Girl is launching her own line of clothing — well, hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts actually — scheduled for release this Fall. Betty‘s beautiful visage will grace a few different designs, including this one right here:
For an 88-year-old, Betty White has more street cred than people a quarter of her age. After appearing on “Saturday Night Live” with Jay-Z (and earning the TV show its best ratings in 18 months) and landing a new comedy series called “Hot in Cleveland,” White is launching her own line of T-shirts and hoodies that will hit stores in August. Through an exclusive licensing deal with Jerry Leigh Apparel, a Van Nuys, Calif.-based clothing manufacturer, White’s smiling face was recast as a striking black-and-white mug with her first name outlined in red. Targeting the digital generation, the hoodies feature washable earbuds and a jack to plug into iPods and MP3 players. Portions of sales for the $28 Ts and $48 hoodies will go to the Morris Animal Foundation, an animal health organization, for which White serves as a trustee.
OMG, how much do I love this?! I cannot wait to get my hands on any or all of the available Betty White t-shirts. I love that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation (as you may recall, proceeds from the sale of the 2011 Betty White Calendar will also benefit the foundation) and I really love that these article of clothing are geared towards a younger, more tech-savvy audience. Brilliant! After the jump, check out some of the Betty White designs that will be made available when this clothing line is released later this year … More »
She surrendered to the court Tuesday to begin her jail sentence – and cameras caught almost every moment of the brief hearing. That is, until Lindsay Lohan was handcuffed and taken into custody. But PEOPLE.com has a sketch of the actress, 24, as she was cuffed with her hands behind her back and led quietly out a side door by four sheriff’s deputies. Lohan, who is expected to serve two weeks at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., received her first visitor on Tuesday – lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, who said the starlet was having a “difficult time adjusting.” Said Holley: “She’s trying to make the necessary adjustments to an extremely stressful and difficult situation. There were some tears.”
Mona Shafer was the courtroom sketch artist to captured moments of the Chris Brown assault case last year and has previously sketched Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie when they were pleading their cases before the court. So, even tho no photographs could be taken of the moment Lindsay was handcuffed, Mona Shafer managed to successfully capture the moment for posterity.
And so … I have returned to LA once again. Yesterday was a very long but, thankfully, fairly endurable day of travel for me. I managed to travel half-way around the world and didn’t even lose my head.
Sarah and I flew back to Detroit, MI early yesterday morning and after a short lay-over, I flew the rest of the way back to LA last night. Trust me, it’s not a trip that I want to be making anytime soon but getting to spend time in Paris with my best friend was sure worth it. I’m trying not to think about the wedding David and I will be attending in Hawaii next month, only because the thought of flying such a long distance again is giving me the shakes but … such is life.
It’s really great to be home, I missed David a lot. Despite the fact that I was only gone for a few days, it felt like much longer. He’s off to Atlantic City to attend a bachelortte weekend for his BFF Marissa (who is getting married in Hawaii next month) so, unfortch, we’ll have to spend more time apart :(
Tonight, my friend Josh and I will be seeing Rihanna in concert at the Staples Center and I’m gonna use the opportunity to test out the new LG Rumor Touch mobile phone that the fine folks at Virgin Mobile sent me to test out. As you may have noticed around here, they’ve launched a new Crazy Life ad campaign in order to promote their new UNLIMITED pay-as-you-go mobile plans for their mobile phones … I received the Rumor Touch to test out to see if it’s something that I would use in my everyday life:
I have to say, I like the idea of a touchscreen phone WITH a keyboard built in … but what is most appealing to me is the $25 a month unlimited data plans. Even if the Rumor Touch phone doesn’t work out for me, I’m planning on replacing my current AT&T Blackberry with the Virgin MobileBlackberry Curve 8530:
This Virgin Mobile Blackberry is a newer version of the Blackberry I already have but I cannot get over the low data rate plan. Blackberry service only costs $30 a month and, HELLO, it’s UNLIMITED texts, messaging, web AND data! I’ve been really looking to dump my overpriced AT&T Blackberry (which costs me about $90 a month) and along comes Virgin Mobile with their crazy low prices. It’ll be fun to play with the touchscreen Rumor Touch but Virgin Mobile already sold me on their Blackberry Curve. Any Virgin Mobile users out there? Am I gonna love the service or what?
Blake Lewis (American Idol) is 29, Josh Hartnett is 32, Jon Lovitz is 53, Robin Williams is 59 and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 62 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
Pop sensation Britney Spears … is known for her magic touch when it comes to fragrances, proving her creations to be Elizabeth Arden’s highest-grossing celebrity fragrances. This time, Britney puts her ultra-feminine taste to work. Radiance contains wild berries and soft dewy petals as its top notes, also tuberose, jasmine, orange flower and iris. If you need a reference, remember Brit’s “Curious” fragrance? Radiance bears a similar light musk scent to Curious. The new fragrance will be available in a 50ml and 100ml sizes, each priced at $63 and $78. Look out for Radiance at The Bay, Sears and other stores next September.
After the jump, check out the FANMADE teaser video commercial for Radiance by Britney Spears — which features one of my fave Britney songs Do Somethin’ … More »
Taking a page from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic book playbook, a special edition comic book based on the now defunct Joss Whedon TV series Dollhouse will be packaged with the Dollhouse Season 2 DVD/BD set which is due out this Fall. Altho this comic book is a “one off” at this point, my guess is that it may turn into a regular comic book series if the demand is high enough. Here is our first look at this new Dollhouse comic and some deets about its release:
Here’s a peak at the cover of the new limited edition Dollhouse comic book by Dark Horse Comics, which comes with the season 2 DVD and Blu-ray, set for release on October 12th. The book, which is exclusive to the DVD/BD set, was written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen who will be doing a signing at Comic-Con on Friday, 7/23 11:00am to 12:00 noon. You can secure your copy of season two packaged with this limited edition comic starting on Preview Night (Weds) and running through Sunday at SDCC … The DVD/BD will be packaged with a copy of “Epitaphs” regardless of where you pre-order from (SDCC, Amazon, etc). We’re still waiting to hear back on whether or not the UK release will include the comic. Those who pre-order the set at SDCC will receive a litho created by Dark Horse for Comic-Con, which Mo and Jed will be on-hand to sign.
It’s clear that there is much demand for comic book titles based on shows from the Joss Whedonverse — just last week, the first issue of the motion comic version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 was released and Angel Season 6 is still also in demand. I would not be surprised in the least if this “one off” comic book turns into a bona fide series. After the jump, read the official synopsis of Dollhouse: Epitaphs to find out what is in store in this debut Dollhouse comic book … More »
Last week we got our first (and much-anticipated) look at the once-again beardless Brad Pitt (who has been rockin’ a scraggly-lookin’ beard for the past half year) and today we get to see a couple more photos of the clean-shaven Pitt. Brad lost all of his facial hair for a new role in the film Moneyball, which is currently in filming production here in LA, CA. In the film, Brad will play Oakland Athletics baseball manager Billy Beane … here are a couple photos of Brad on set yesterday afternoon:
To be honest, I wouldn’t have known that Brad was playing a baseball manager in these photos if I wasn’t told as much. Where’s the chewin’ tobacco spittin’? Where’s the ball scratchin’? Granted, filming has just gotten underway so I’m certain Brad will be busting out these more traditional baseball moves at some point. It’s just such a relief to see him lookin’ like his old beardless self again. Ball scratchin’ or not, this clean up Brad is a sight for sore eyes.
Showtime remains tight-lipped about what’s going down in the upcoming season of “Dexter,” but recently cast Julia Stiles opened up — if only a tad — about her new role and what drew her to the series. “I watch a lot of shows on HBO and Showtime,” Stiles tells the New York Times, “but I was sort of reluctant about working on one — until ‘Dexter’ came along, because I also really love the way that they’ve set up these guest actors. There’s always a really interesting arc that a guest needs to do.” It doesn’t hurt that she comes on the heels of the series’ most-praised guest to date. John Lithgow took home a Golden Globe for his supporting turn as the trinity killer, and that same role recently earned him an Emmy nomination for guest actor. So will Stiles follow in his serial killer footsteps or might she provide some post-Rita love interest for newly widowed Dexter? It’s still up in the air. But what we do know is that the character’s name is Lumen, and she’s described as “psychologically and physically damaged.” Her introduction to the cast presents Dexter with a dilemma — which sounds like it has love interest written all over it. For now, the TV newbie just seems excited by the idea of playing a character over the course of a season. “In a weird way it reminds me of the making of the ‘Bourne’ movies,” she says. “The script is always changing, so you might shoot a scene and then all of a sudden you are handed pages, and you have to memorize your lines really quickly. It’s like acting in a vacuum a little bit. There’s a different kind of challenge, but part of me really likes it.”
To be honest, I’ve not given Stiles‘s upcoming stint on Dexter very much thought. I mean, I generally like her as an actress and have enjoyed some of the movies she’s starred in (the Bourne Identity films, O, Hamlet with Ethan Hawke) but she’s not one of those actresses that I really think about much. I have every confidence in the Dexter writers, tho, and I’m certain they will craft a character for her that will fit in perfectly on the show. I hope they don’t make her into the big villain of the season like they did for John Lithgow, that seems a bit too obvious for me. I’m hoping that her character will be introduced and/or utilized in an inventive new way. I think Julia Stiles has the acting chops to bring any character to life, here’s hoping her work on Dexter will turn out to be her best ever.
Finally … peace in Seaside Heights — because MTV has officially announced that the “Jersey Shore” cast is all set for Season 3 … with one big-ass exception. Sources connected to the show tell TMZ Angelina will not be returning to “Jersey” … but The Situation, Snooks, Pauly D, Jwoww — even Ronnie, Sammi and Vinny … will all be back. Buy stock in hair gel.
I understand that the cast got something like a 600% pay raise or something outrageous like that. Considering how little they were making to start with, the pay raise is significant but not unduly outrageous. Here is the official statement issued by MTV regarding the successful contract negotiations they had with the cast:
MTV is pleased that the Jersey Shore cast are returning to Seaside Heights to continue production on Season 3. Not only have they become a part of the MTV family, but fans worldwide have fallen in love with them.
And there you have it … more Jersey Shore with the cast of characters that American can’t seem to get enough of. It’s clear that MTV is not ready to gamble on the success of hiring an entirely new cast for the series so they are willing to pay more money to the cast they have in order to keep the show’s momentum going. Like it or not, there’s going to be a lot more fist pump