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Filming Gets Underway On The Facebook Movie

'The Social Network' goes into production

Johns Hopkins University will fill in as Harvard University in the new Facebook movie titled The Social Network which has already started production. The film will tell the tale of how a Harvard student came up with a way for other students to interact with one another … a social network, if you will … and will star Jesse Eisenberg (the poor man’s Michael Cera) as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. It turns out that folks at Johns Hopkins aren’t too happy that their school is being portrayed as Harvard but hey, that’s showbiz. Here are a few pics from the set this week:


The Johns Hopkins University passed itself off as Harvard in a movie Monday without feeling the least bit flattered. “It feels degrading somehow,” said Diego Ardila, 19, as he watched workers remove the words “Latrobe Hall” from a stately brick building and replace them with “Kirkland House.” Hopkins’ Homewood campus is standing in for Harvard in “The Social Network,” a movie about the creation of Facebook by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The movie, like some Hopkins students, couldn’t get into Harvard, which has a longstanding policy against commercial filming on campus. So the production has opened some old college-admissions wounds. “The general consensus is, a lot of kids are not pleased,” said Lorre Atlan, 20, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. “It’s obvious they [the filmmakers] could get Hopkins and not get Harvard.” That’s left Hopkins, one of the nation’s most selective colleges, feeling like a safety school. “It’s kind of like a blow to our pride,” said Ray Tsai, a 19-year-old sophomore studying biomedical engineering, an academic subject in which, he and others noted, Hopkins is rated more highly than Harvard. The sea of Hopkins hoodies and T-shirts on the campus’ quads Monday only looked like genuine school spirit. It was attempted sabotage. An anti-Harvard Facebook page urged students to “poke” into the movie by walking by the set in Hopkins wear. “Hopefully one slips in,” said Jack Chan, 19, a sophomore who pulled on a black Hopkins sweat shirt as he watched filming begin outside Shaffer Hall Monday afternoon. Not everyone thinks playing Harvard, which was tied for first with Princeton in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent college rankings, is beneath Hopkins, which came in a none-too-shabby 14th. “I think the people who have a problem with it are the same people who have latent self-loathing from the college admissions process,” said Sam Biddle, 22, a senior philosophy major. Jan Lee, 21, a junior in biomedical engineering, conceded, “A lot of people came here because they didn’t get into Harvard, Yale or Stanford.” Hopkins spokesman Dennis O’Shea put it in terms that might appeal to the competitive student body: “I prefer to think that we play Harvard better than Harvard can play Harvard.”

Yeah, I dunno know I feel about this idea of a Facebook movie. I understand they are trying to do something with Twitter as well … and I can only dread what they would turn out if they did a project on My Space. While I’m sure it’s somewhat interesting to see how the whole Facebook phenomenon got started, I can’t say that I’m all that impressed with the notion of a movie. It seems like just a way to capitalize on these new online ventures in order to make a quick buck. The fact that it is being directed by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) does speak to its merit but … I dunno. Are any of y’all interested in watching a movie about Facebook? I’m not sure that I am … I can barely be bothered to poke my friends on the social networking site itself. By the way … are we Facebook friends yet?

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Production On ‘Sex And The City 2’ Moves To Morocco

'Sex' on holiday

Thus far we’ve seen photos from the NYC set of the sequel film Sex and the City 2 but just this week production of the film has moved out of New York … and to Morocco! It looks like the SaTC ladies will be taking a holiday … or flashing back to one. Here are pics of Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw) and Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes) on location in Morocco this week:


Carrie Bradshaw is swapping Sex And The City for another city… and her new location couldn’t be any more different from New York. Leaving Manhattan behind for a few weeks, SATC stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon were spotted filming the sequel in the bustling centre of Marrakech, Morocco today. In keeping with the Muslim country’s more modest dress code, Carrie has swapped her mini-skirts and strappy tops for a full-length skirt and a bolero over her shoulders. While Carrie has covered up for her Moroccan plotline, there’ll be no chance of her fading into the crowd with her distinctive style still evident. Carrie’s take on modest dressing sees her covering her shoulders, chest and legs in a full purple skirt, ‘J’Adore Dior’ T-shirt and a silver bolero. And as you’d expect, Carrie is still wearing her beloved heels. Meanwhile, her best pal Miranda has swapped her power dressing for a Death On The Nile-style white outfit and hat. The two women were spotted pavement pounding in their heels through old Marrakech’s main square Djemaa El Fna. Producers have remained tight-lipped about the plotlines and what exactly brings Carrie and co to Morocco. Some have speculated Carrie and new husband John Preston – aka Mr Big – travel to the north African country to adopt a child. Sex And The City costume designer Patricia Field told People magazine: ‘We’re shooting there for about six weeks. You’ll probably see belly dancers and Bedouins.’ As well as Marrakech, the SATC crew are expected to film in the Moroccan cities of Erfoud and Rabat.

Well, I’m happy to know that this time around they actually will film the location scenes on location … the Mexican resort scenes filmed for the first Sex and the City Movie were actually shot in Malibu, CA. I’m really trying to stay away from movie plot spoilers but this little bit of production location news is too interesting to not mention. Are any of y’all gonna dress up as the Sex and the City ladies for Hallowe’en tonight? If so, send me your pics (at pinkisthenewblog @ gmail.com) and I’ll be sure to post them on the blog!!

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Miley Cyrus Films Scenes For ‘Sex And The City 2’

Oh crap, it's really happening

A few weeks ago we started hearing the rumors that Miley Cyrus would be appearing in the new sequel film Sex and the City 2, which is currently filming in NYC, NY and then we began hearing reports of what her appearance in the film would be like. Instead of a featured role, Miley would appear in a cameo appearance only (thank Gods). It turns out that those reports are true, here are the first photos of Miley on the set of SaTC2 filming her cameo appearance yesterday in NYC and the deets as reported of her cameo:


Although Miley Cyrus was only, um, 5 when Sex and the City debuted on HBO back in 1998, the teen is apparently a big fan and has landed herself a guest-starring role in the upcoming movie sequel. The 16-year-old Disney darling, who recently wrapped on the film The Last Song, is now confirmed to appear in the sure-to-be-a-hit flick. Don’t look for Miley to take on a big role a la Jennifer Hudson’s personal assistant character in the first movie. She’ll instead be making a cameo as herself and will have a big showdown with Kim Cattrall’s Samantha when they show up wearing the same dress to an event (horror!), says a report. In the script, Mario Cantone’s character, Anthony, reportedly says: “Mother of God. She is wearing the same dress as Hannah Montana.” Miley — who’s not expected to utter any lines in the film — is expected to shoot her scene on Oct. 16.

Blech. I, personally, think this is horrid idea but at least it’s only a cameo appearance … it could’ve been MUCH worse. As I recall, Miley famously started blabbing to media outlets that she was a big fan of Sex and the City when it aired on TV … which would mean she was a pre-pubescent girl who’s parents let her watch an adult television series that talked in a very frank manner about all manners of sexual escapades … none of which should be at all surprising considering the way the Cyrus family have raised their little meal ticket. But I digress … it would appear that Miley‘s blabbing inspired the filmmakers to put her in the film … the little minx is pretty smart, don’t you think? After the jump, check out a few more photos from the set of SaTC2 yesterday and see which other castmembers were spotted on the fictional red carpet of this fictional movie premiere featured in the film … More »

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Chris Noth Reports For ‘Sex And The City 2’ Duty

Well-suited

Filming continues in NYC, NY this week on the sequel film Sex and the City 2 and while the main ladies are hard at work, let’s not forget that the main guy — the Big guy — is also hard at work. Here are a couple photos of Chris Noth, who plays John Preston (better known as Mr. Big), lookin’ all sharp and shizz on the set of SaTC2 yesterday afternoon:


Those of you who have seen the Sex and the City Movie should recall that protagonist Carrie Bradshaw finally married Mr. Big in a small civil ceremony at the end of the film. I think it’s safe to assume that Carrie and Big are still married in the sequel film but we’ll deffo have to see the film to find out what happened after the couple said their I Dos. I still love watching (and re-watching) eps of Sex and the City but I’m really anxious for new material. I can even watch the SaTC Movie over and over again but I am deffo counting down the days till Sex and the City 2 hits theaters next Spring!

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More Action For Tom Cruise On The Set Of ‘Knight And Day’

Leapin' lizards!

Last week we saw a few photos of Tom Cruise doing some dangerous-looking stuntwork on the Boston, MA set of his new film Knight and Day and today we see more stunty photos that outdo the photos we saw before. Here are photos of Tom leaping from a platform onto a fast moving car as he films new scenes for the flick:


Okay … now, I think Tom is just showing off. It is cool, tho, that he is willing to do such dangerous work just to make his film look more believable. I must commend the man for taking these dangerous risks for the sake of his craft. I still think the guy is a bit of a nutter but he’s a committed actor … or mebbe he’s an actor that needs to be committed? In any event, these pics are cool.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Filming Continues On The NYC Set Of ‘Wall Street 2’

Taking stock

Last month we saw the first photos from the NYC set of the film Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps which is a sequel to the classic film Wall Street released in 1987. Back then, it was Charlie Sheen in the starring role … this time, it’s Shia LaBeouf. Here are photos of Shia and his on-screen mentor Michael Douglas (who reprises his original role of Gordon Gekko:


It looks to me like the guys are taking a bit of a lunch break in between shooting scenes … or they could be filming the fraternal hot dog eating scene for the film. Unlike a remake, Wall Street 2 is able to capitalize on the popularity of the first film and still tell an entirely new story. Sure, it still looks like Hollywood has run out of new ideas but at least this movie builds on an idea rather than completely retells it. To be honest, I can’t remember if I saw the original Wall Street or not … but I do recall that Charlie Sheen was the man back in the day. I guess that means that Shia LaBeouf is the new Charlie Sheen.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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Sarah Jessica Parker Reports For ‘Sex And The City 2’ Duty

Carrie-d away

When last we checked in on production of Sex and the City 2, which has been filming in NYC, NY for about a month now, we saw photos of Sarah Jessica Parker all dolled up for a scene that looks hugely important to the film’s plot (to keep things spoilery free you’ll have to read HERE to find out what I mean) … and today we get to see SJP making her way to the set lookin’ her usual cute self:


At first, I thought SJP was rockin’ a tiara on her pretty little head but it turns out it’s just one of those snazzy headbands that are so in vogue right now (thanks to Nicole Richie). It’s not entirely clear if the outfit that SJP is wearing is meant to be from the 80′s or just look like the 80′s but the bleached jeans coupled with those studs deffo have an 80′s feel to them. I’m guessing that SJP is wearing the UGGs boots until she has to film and then she’ll slip on a pair of stylish yet painfully chic designer shoes. I’m just amazed at how fresh-faced SJP looks in these photos … she still has that Carrie Bradshaw look that we all love so much. I’m so excited to see her in this new film … for the first time without her chin mole. You may recall she had her signature mole removed after completion of the Sex and the City Movie so this new sequel will be our first look at a mole-less Carrie Bradshaw. Can’t wait!!

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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First Look: Jessica Biel In ‘The A-Team’

In the trenches

Earlier this week we got our first look at the newly reconstructed version of The A-Team featuring Bradley Cooper (Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck), Liam Neeson (Col. John Hannibal Smith), Sharlto Copley (Capt. Howling Mad Murdock) and Quinton Rampage Jackson (Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus) on set in Vancouver, BC filming their new remake also titled The A-Team. Thus far we have yet to see Jessica Biel, cast as the female lead, on set or in costume … until now. Here is our first look at Jessica in The A-Team:


Earlier this week we saw the first pictures of the male cast members in character for their roles in the new A-Team film, and now it’s the turn of female lead Jessica Biel. The 27-year-old actress was pictured filming in an airport for the remake, which is being shot in Canada. Jessica plays an army general, and an ex-lover of Faceman (actor Bradley Cooper), who is pursuing the vigilante group. In the scene the actress cuts a an authoritative figure in a blue leather trenchcoat with a thigh-length grey skirt and a killer pair of heels – the kind of outfit that you might associate with a femme fatale in a spy film. Jessica was the last member of the cast to be confirmed for the new film and her role is an update of the part played by Melinda Culea in the original TV series.

At last … we get to see what everyone will look like in the film. I’m not sure what I was expecting of Jessica‘s character but she looks pretty nondescript to me. I seem to recall that the female lead in the 80′s TV series The A-Team wore frilly, multicolored outfits that suited the times … I dunno that Jessica will be able to do the same in this movie version. Again, not that I watched the TV much when it aired in the 80′s but I think there was a certain cheese factor that made the show so fun … if this remake has too much of a serious tone I don’t know that it will score with fans of the original. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Are any of y’all impressed with how Jessica looks in this film?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Filming Continues On The Set Of ‘The Green Hornet’

Call in the stuntman

Yesterday we got our first look at Seth Rogen on the set of The Green Hornet as The Green Hornet and today we get to see a few more photos from the SoCal set. Production filmed an exciting action sequence that required lots of cable-work … therefore, Seth and co-star Jay Chou sat by the sidelines while their able stuntmen took over for a while:


Unlike action superstar Tom Cruise who has no problem doing his own dangerous scenes in his movies, Seth seems content to let a stuntman take the risks for him. Shoot, I can’t say that I blame him one bit. Altho I’m not a Green Hornet fan (mainly because I’ve never seen/read/watched anything Green Hornet related before) I am very curious about this new film. As I’ve said before, I’m not sure that Seth Rogen is my perfect image of a superhero but if he plays it funny like Robert Downey, Jr. did in Iron Man, I think he may be able to pull it off. Time will tell … we’ll just have to see.

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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First Look: Seth Rogen In/As ‘The Green Hornet’

The green ones make you 'Hornet'

Early last month we saw the first photos from the filming of the latest superhero movie The Green Hornet but back then we didn’t really see anything all that exciting. Stars Seth Rogen (Britt Reid/The Green Hornet) and Cameron Diaz (Lenore Casey Case) were filming scenes in their mild-mannered secret identities … but today we get to see Rogen in costume as The Green Hornet along with his trusty sidekick Kato played by Jay Chou … behold:


He is used to playing the funny fat man, but now Seth Rogen has turned into the super hero. The Knocked Up actor has trimmed down his waistline to shoot the lead role in The Green Hornet. Seth first began losing weight last year for the role, but rewrites, director and casting changes have all had the project on ice until now. The actor, who also wrote the screenplay, was filming in a rock quarry in Los Angeles with Jay Chou, who plays his trusty sidekick Kato. The Green Hornet is a big screen version of the 1960s TV show, which starred Bruce Lee as Kato, and also stars Cameron Diaz as a reporter and Britt Reid’s (aka The Green Hornet) love interest. But despite looking much slimmer, trimmer and healthier for the role, Rigen revealed he felt like a ‘sell out’ for losing the weight. ‘I’ve been eating better and training – and hating myself for it. I feel like a sell out, I feel lame, I feel like a guy I would make fun of,’ he said. He said he lost weight by eating well and exercising with a personal trainer. ‘I go there real early in the morning,’ he added. ‘He tells me what to do, and I go home and go to sleep, and it’s like it never even happened.’ He needs to be fit for the role as in an interview last April, he claimed he would be doing all his own stunts. The Green Hornet, who happens to be the Lone Ranger’s grand-nephew, is a newspaper publisher by day who fights crime by night accompanied by Kato. He drives a car with advanced technology called Black Beauty, and has brilliant hand-to-hand combat skills. In the TV series he was armed with a sonic blast weapon called the Hornet’s Sting, and in many versions he carries a gun that sprays knock-out gas. The film, directed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Michel Gondry, takes ideas from both the original radio programme in the 1930s, the 60s TV show and comic book series.

Yeah dude … I’m not sure I see Seth Rogen as a superhero but I’m totally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. To be honest, I had no idea that The Green Hornet is supposed to be a descendant of the Lone Ranger. I guess I never really thought about the Lone Ranger having a family (considering he was “alone” all the time, save for his trusty sidekick Tonto) but I guess even heroes have families. Again … I’m totally willing to give this movie a shot when it finally gets released. I still don’t know that Rogen can pull off superheroness … what do y’all think? Can he handle it?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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