Gossip Girl star, Pretty Reckless frontwoman and Material Girl spokesmodel Taylor Momsen is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of the Heavy Metal Music magazine Revolver. At only 17 years old, Taylor is clearly trying to make a statement by posing on the cover of Revolver as a pissed off gun-toting lingerie model:
Seems that even though she’s only 17 she’s already a veteran when it comes to courting controversy. Taylor Momsen often takes heat for her overtly sexy look and choice of clothing and her latest magazine cover will do nothing to quieten the critics. The Gossip Girl actress poses, holding a rifle and a hand gun, with her usual thick black eye make-up and with her over-bleached blonde hair cascading around her shoulders, clad in lace topped black stockings and suspenders and barely there lingerie. Topping off her entirely age-inappropriate ensemble the teenager teeters on some sky-high stripper style perspex and patent heels. Momsen glares at the camera with her regular contrived bored teenager sneer, with the rifle slung over her shoulder and handgun pointing to the floor. The star loves to play-up her ‘dangerous’ ‘edgy’ image, admitting during interviews to everything from owning a vibrator to carrying a knife – apparently she ‘relaxes by opening and closing a switchblade’. And she gives little thought to the parents worried that she could be a negative influence on impressionable teenage daughters. ‘To be honest, I don’t fucking care,’ she said in an interview earlier this year. ‘I didn’t get into this to be a role model. So I’m sorry if I’m influencing your kids in a way that you don’t like, but I can’t be responsible for their actions. I don’t care.’
Oh, Taylor … you are such a bad ass. Well, actually, not really. Acting out in this way, giving everyone a shitty attitude, trying to push the envelope stylistically and pretending not to care about anything is SO tired. First, it’s been done a million times before and been done better. Second, the I Don’t Care but Look At Me anyway attitude has been under the ownership of hipsters for years now … it’s neither interesting or controversial to me. The more I see from Taylor Momsen, the more her immaturity shows thru. She absolutely comes across like a spoiled brat with too much freedom desperately trying to get attention by pretending not to want it but screaming inside LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I mean, she’s young. Hopefully she’ll grow out of this phase and mature a bit but I think she’ll be trying to pull this silliness for a while yet. Am I shocked by the guns and lingerie? Not at all. She merely looks silly to me. What do y’all think? Is Taylor Momsen pushing the envelope here?
True Blood hottie Ryan Kwanten is enjoying some much-deserved downtime this week as he maxes and relaxes by the pool in Hawaii. Here are a couple photos of Ryan chillin’ with some friends poolside at his resort hotel in Hawaii yesterday afternoon:
Ryan has had a bizzy year already so it’s nice to see him gettin’ some rest and relaxation. Unless he takes on a new film or TV project, he’s got a lot of vacation time ahead before he is due to film new scenes for the next season of True Blood. I surely hope he continues to enjoy this holiday vacation because where there is surf and sun, there is shirtlessness. After the jump, check out one more photo of Ryan Kwanten laying out shirtless by the pool … More »
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A couple of weeks ago we learned that Warner Bros. and DC Comics have teamed up with writer David E. Kelly to put together a new Wonder Woman TV series and today we learn that ABC and Marvel Comics are doing the same with their superhero The Incredible Hulk. As some of you may recall, The Incredible Hulk had his own live action TV series in the late 70′s/early 80′s that stared Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno as Bruce Banner and The Hulk respectively … today we learn from Deadline that a new live action Hulk series is in the very early stages of development:
The Incredible Hulk is muscling his way to primetime TV. ABC is in very early stages of development of a live-action series adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book character. There is no writer on board yet with search underway. Marvel, which was acquired by ABC parent Disney last year for $4 billion, started a major push in TV in June with the launch of Marvel Television whose goal was to adapt Marvel characters and stories to the small screen. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb (Smallville) and his team quickly zeroed in on The Hulk, with rumors of a potential Hulk live-action series first surfacing in mid-summer … The Hulk is the second major comic book character to get a primetime treatment for next season. Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are developing a Wonder Woman series with The Practice creator David E. Kelley.
While Wonder Woman as my fave Superhero TV series when I was very young (I even preferred it to the Batman series), I used to love watching The Incredible Hulk with my mom. For some reason, she LOVED The Incredible Hulk so watching that show was kinda our thing together. At this early stage of development there is no way to know how the show will look but I really would LOVE it if they, once again, cast 2 actors to play Bruce Banner and The Hulk. The FX were pretty nonexistent in the original series and, yes, they could make the new TV series an FX powerhouse … but I loved the simplicity of the green make-up and bad wig used to make Lou Ferrigno into The Hulk. I’m pretty sure this new series will not go the make-up only route but still … a boy can dream. I’m happy to hear this news … it’ll be very cool to see both Wonder Woman and The Hulk back on primetime TV once again.
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Tom Cruise may be bizzy these days filming a new Mission: Impossible film in Prague but word has it that he has agreed to sign on for a sequel to his classic 80′s film Top Gun. According to a new report from New York magazine, Paramount Studios is interested in making a sequel to Top Gun that would be updated for the times but will feature Cruise as possible a “grizzled Top Gun flight instructor”. HMMM. Read on for the deets:
Reinflate your beach volleyballs, don your aviators, and apply some Coppertone to your shaven chests, lads, for the sequel to Top Gun is nigh! Vulture has learned that Paramount Pictures has made offers to both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to follow up their action classic, and has a missile lock on Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) to update the script, one in which Tom Cruise’s Maverick would play a smaller role. Maverick would be confused and slightly depressed by the state of Top Gun these days, anyway. Last June, at a junket for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bruckheimer let slip that he had been “recently approached again to start talking about [a sequel]” but noted that “the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago.” Since 1986, the TOPGUN syllabus has been changed so the focus is far less on the spectacular and dramatic air-to-air dogfights that defined Top Gun and far more about teaching U.S. pilots to drop very large bombs on very small ground targets. But we’re told by a source close to the project that McQuarrie — who is friendly with Cruise — has found a way to incorporate Maverick, and what’s more, we hear that Cruise has agreed to take a smaller role in the film, provided it’s not too “obvious” a part, i.e. Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as grizzled Top Gun flight instructor. McQuarrie is in big demand these days, having impressed Twentieth Century Fox with a hot script for the Wolverine sequel. And to be sure, Paramount would no doubt like to see Top Gun become a franchise, too: The original film grossed $353 million worldwide, or roughly $699 million in today’s dollars.
The good news here, I suppose, is that this film would be a sequel rather than an outright remake … the bad news, I guess, is that Hollywood is absolutely incapable of coming up with any new ideas. That being said, Top Gun is truly one of the iconic films of the 1980′s and I would prolly be interested in paying to see a sequel if for the mere nostalgic factor. Top Gun was the film that pretty much cemented Tom Cruise as a HUGE movie star and set the pace for the rest of his career. If done right, I can see how an updated film about US Navy pilots might be a hit … tho, I doubt it will spark the big Navy trend that the first film did in the mid-80′s (ie. I doubt the bomber jacket fad will take off again this time around). I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this news just yet … let’s wait and see if anything more comes of this initial talk. What do y’all think … would you be interested in a Top Gun 2?
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Now that everyone is all a-buzz about the big split between estranged married couple Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the folks promoting their upcoming film Scream 4 want to remind you that they will be appearing in a film together next Spring. In the wake of all the couple’s personal drama unfolding in the public eye, the promo team for Scream 4 has released a new image from the film that shows the big 3 original Scream castmembers all together in one photo:
If things are awkward now for David Arquette and Courteney Cox, let’s just hope they settle things come April when they have to promote their flick, Scream 4. The publicity machine actually begins rolling out this weekend when Arquette will join Neve Campbell at the Spike TV’s Scream Awards on Saturday … Separated or not, we’re still looking forward to the return of the ghostface killer. However, Cox will not be making an appearance. Whether or not it has to do with their splitsville status is unknown, but a source says the Cougar Town star never had any plans to attend. Arquette will present footage from the fourth installment of the horror franchise during the awards show with Campbell and new castmember Emma Roberts.
My guess is that things are too hot right now with all the dunzo drama going on for Courteney and David for them to appear at an awards show together as if everything were just fine. I’m certain the couple will be able to make public appearances again together sometime in the future … just not this weekend. The folks at Scream 4 are smart to capitalize on what is going on this week, tho. Everyone’s already talking about Courteney and David, why not remind everyone that they’ve got a movie coming out next year.
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Today, on the very same day that she filed for divorce from her husband Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera packed up her only begotten son Max Liron and moseyed on down to the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Beverly Hills, CA to try and show the world that she and her son are doing just fine in the wake of the dissolution of her marriage:
Because Max is so young, I’m pretty sure he’s not entirely aware of what is going on … but kids are smart and they know things. I think it’s a good idea for both of his parents to try and keep his life as normal as possible. It looks like Xtina and Max had a fun morning at the pumpkin patch today … I just hope they are able to move forward with their lives in as happy and as healthy a way as possible.
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The Alanis Morissette Bump Watch continues this week as a cute new photo emerges of Alanis and Bump enjoying a lovely afternoon stroll here in SoCal with actress and BFF Alicia Silverstone:
A glowing and very pregnant looking Alanis Morissette was all smiles as she went for a gentle stroll yesterday. Meeting up with Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, the pair were spotted enjoying a chat and a laugh as they headed for a spot of lunch at famed hot spot Urth cafe in West Hollywood. The 36-year-old singer is thought to be in her second trimester after announcing she was pregnant with her first child back in August. The Canadian star wore a smart pair of pregancy jeans with a wide bump-friendly elasticated waist, teamed with a tight black vest top to show off her growing baby belly. Although she opted to wear comfortable patent leather flat pumps, the stylish mum-to-be was not giving up on fashion just yet – she jazzed-up her look with a sheer leopard-print blouse, which went nicely with her tiger design arm tattoo. Despite her generous bump, Alanis still has a way to go, with an estimated due date sometime in February.
Wee … I love seeing Alanis lookin’ so beautiful. I love it even more that she is BFFs with Alicia Silverstone, who I love entirely. I can totally see how these two lovely ladies would be friends. I hope we get to see more of these two hanging out … I just love them both.
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Last week we saw a few fairly impressive photos of actor Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible 4 working hard at doing his own stuntwork for the film. Today we get to see new photos of co-star Josh Holloway (ex-Lost) showing up on set for his first day of filming:
It’s clear that while Tom will be bizzy doing all the dangerous stuntwork, Josh will be standing around lookin’ pretty … with his hat on, with his hat off … with his scarf tucked in, with his scarf untucked … you know, the important stuff. It’s nice to see that Josh found work off the island of Lost so soon after the show’s end. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if he’s got what it takes to make it as a movie star now.
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British trainwreck Amy Winehouse is featured in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine and in her short interview she discusses her fashion sense, her style inspiration and more. She was photographed by rocker turned photographer Bryan Adams … behold:
Controversy seems to follow Amy Winehouse wherever she goes, but her beehive hair, heavy eyeliner and widespread tattoos have also made her into something of a style icon, albeit an unwilling one. “A style, like, what?” the singer turned designer says in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar when asked if she considers herself a fashion icon. “No, of course not!” she tells the magazine. “I just dress like…I’m an old Jewish black man. I just dress like it’s still the ’50s.” But when it comes to her own sources of fashion inspiration, Winehouse, shot by rock star turned photographer Bryan Adams in a dress from her sportswear collection for British brand Fred Perry, has a hard time deciding. “Elizabeth Taylor,” she says, before changing her mind. “Not really. She had purple eyes. That’s weird.” But despite her indecision, Winehouse says she was quite certain when it came to working with British label Fred Perry on a fashion line. “I knew exactly what I wanted,” she said of her vision for the collaboration. “And I love Fred Perry so much. I was honored,” Amy says, before admitting that when the fashion house asked for her hand in the 17-piece clothing and accessories collection, she could hardly believe they picked her.
Yeah, I can hardly believe that Fred Perry picked Amy Winehouse to design clothing as well. For the most part, Amy looks like a disheveled mess … usually with streaked make-up and grit on her face, other times with blood and other gross things mixed in. I get that she may be a “fashion icon” to some when she’s all done up and clean but the first thing that comes to mind when I think of an Amy Winehouse Collection of clothing, I’m thinking dirty jeans, ripped blouses and soiled ballerina flat shoes. She looks good in this photo, yes, but a style icon designer she is not.