On a recent visit to New Jersey to spend time with Jay-Z‘s mom, Beyoncé decided to hang out with some of the neighborhood girls who were dancing together in the streets outside … proving that B ain’t too famous or too cool to chill with the regular folk:
It’s not a secret that Beyonce loves to dance. But even on one of her rare days of the Single Ladies singer couldn’t stay away from the dancefloor and she crashed a street party in New Jersey to join in with a formation dance. Beyonce, 29, was apparently visiting Jay-Z’s mother last weekend when she heard music coming from outside. And she couldn’t help but join in with the line-dance with a group of girls who looked slightly astonished but kept their cool as she followed them in the Wobble dance. The Wobble is based on song by rapper V.I.C.’s single of the same name which was released in 2008 … But dressed in super-high heels, jeans and a T-shirt, the singer seemed to be enjoying herself.
How much do I LOVE this? Beyoncé likes to keep it real, y’all. This is just way too much awesome :D
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In August we learned that Jake Gyllenhaal grew one, then a few weeks later we learned that Zac Efron grew one … today we learn that Robert Pattinson has joined the Bearded Bunch as he showed off his bushy new facial hair at LAX Airport here in SoCal last night:
Things have been getting hairy in Hollywood for awhile now … And Robert Pattinson, it seems, is next to ditch the razor. The star was snapped at LAX Tuesday debuting a scruffy new mountain man look that left him almost unrecognizable as the same shimmer-skinned vampire that he played in Twilight.
I’d have to say that R. Pattz‘s new beard is more on the sexy side — like Jake‘s, and less on the silly, thin side — like Zac‘s. I’m not sure if Rob is growing his bush of beard for a role or just to sexy up his image but … me likey. Do you?
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Last week we learned officially that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson had been signed to judge the 10th season of American Idol and today we learn that the new judges have already started their judging duties. Steven, J. Lo and Randy (along with hanger-oner Ryan Seacrest) were on hand to judge auditions this week and producer Nigel Lythgoe decided to share a photo on his official Twitter profile:
It’s great to be back on American Idol. The judges were great.
While I’m still not convinced that this new AI judging panel will be the show’s saving grace that so many people are hoping and praying for, at least we know that they are hard at work to try and fix the show. I mean … just seeing these 3 sitting at the judging desk just looks so wrong. I fear this judging panel is gonna be a big flop. I can feel it my bones.
Yesterday we learned that director Darren Aronofsky‘s name has been added to the shortlist of directors who may be helming the upcoming new Superman film. Today we are hearing that actress Natalie Portman, who stars in Aronofsky‘s upcoming new film Black Swan, may be cast as Lois Lane in the film … should Aronofsky get the job directing the Superman film:
Natalie Portman might get a chance to romance another superhero in her next movie. After taking the female lead role in “Thor”, the brunette is now rumored to portray the love interest of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, in the new “Superman” film. Breaking the report is Moviehole which says a crew member of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” tells them that the helmer has actually “been talking about this for a while” and that they don’t think talks have “progressed beyond the suggestion of having Nat[alie Portman] be Lois.” The source adds, “They wanted her first time around, this time they can get her – with Darren. But who knows where that’s at now. …nothing on paper yet.” Portman and Aronofsky have worked together for “Black Swan” … Aronofsky is only one of the helmers who are reportedly considered to direct “Superman” … The next “Superman” movie, which is tentatively called “The Man of Steel”, has a script written by David Goyer. Nolan, meanwhile, is tapped to play “godfather” on the project. Warner Bros. is expected to have released the film by 2012 because they stand to lose certain rights to the iconic character in 2013.
Brilliant, Brilliant casting. I really hated Kate Bosworth as Lois in Superman Returns … like, intensely. She is, IMHO, a terrible actress and totally ruined the iconic comic book character. I think Natalie Portman would make a fantastic Lois Lane and I hope she gets the job. I’m also hoping that Darren Aronofsky gets the Superman directing gig as well … I think his vision would truly help revive the semi-dead Superman franchise.
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Last night my friend Darion and I made our way out to Grauman’s Egyptian Theater for the Hollywood premiere of the uberfun slasher flick Hatchet II. After the original film, Hatchet, got into a bit of trouble with the MPAA over its movie rating, director/writer Adam Green decided to tell the MPAA to eff off and has decided to release Hatchet II without a rating … making it the first film to be in wide release without an MPAA rating in about 25 years. As a fan of silly fun horror, I was really excited to be among the first folks to see Hatchet II:
Citizen Kane it is not … but what Hatchet II is is a bloody funfest of classic horror movie madness. The Hatchet films, which feature new horror monster star Victor Crowley, are a fun nod to the slasher flicks of the 70s and 80s and are just a good ol’ fashioned fun time at the movies. While the plot is pretty text book, the situations are kinda funny and the death scenes are over-the-top ridiculous. Most of the time, all you see is gallons of fake blood spilling onto walls, trees or the ground. Yes, there are inventive and painfully gross looking deaths but Hatchet II is more fun than disgusting. I’m telling you, I’ve learned new ways I do NOT want to die … which include belt sanders, extra long chainsaws and, of course, hatchets. This movie may not be for everyone but if you’re looking for a fun movie to see this Halloween … go see Hatchet II. If this movie does well, it could signal the end of the influence of the shadowy and totally unnecessary MPAA ratings board here in the US. Darion and I had a great time seeing this movie … so much so, we plan on paying to see it again just to make the point.
At last night’s premiere, we got to meet the film’s star Danielle Harris (who is something of a young Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis). After the jump, check out some of the fun photos we snapped last night … More »
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Last night Fox aired the AMAZING Britney Spears Episode of Glee titled Britney/Brittany and managed to set a new series ratings record. Britney/Brittany managed to pull in more than 13 million viewers and became the show’s highest rated episode ever!
ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” got off to an impressively strong start Tuesday night while Fox’s “Glee” rose in the ratings to a series high thanks to its eagerly anticipated tribute to Britney Spears. “Glee” drew 13.3 million viewers and a 5.8 preliminary adults 18-49 rating — dominating the night, rising 4% from its mammoth premiere last week and scoring the pop-drama’s biggest rating ever (yes, higher than the show’s Madonna-themed episode) … Here’s interesting factoid about “Glee” from the Fox ratings department: “This is the first time in 17 years that the highest-rated entertainment program of premiere week grew in Week 2 among adults 18-49 and total viewers (since Fall ’93, ‘Seinfeld’)” … Fox won the night.
Folks … that is the power of a Living Legend. Congrats all around. As those among the 13.3 million of you who watched Glee last night already know, our dear Britney Spears made 3 different cameos thruout the episode:
She appeared in the hallucinated performances of her hit songs Me Against the Music, Baby One More Time and Stronger. After the jump, check out video of Britney‘s brief but memorable cameos on Glee last night … More »
According to a new report, the reality TV series formerly known as Miami Social Club has been renamed and retooled to become The Real Housewives of Miami. Altho Bravo TV will not yet confirm the change, E! News seems confident that Mimi will be the latest city to join the Real Housewives franchise:
There might be a new franchise of “The Real Housewives” which some participating women are those basketball players’ wives. E! Online reported that “Miami Social Club” which was announced previously has been flipped to become “The Real Housewives of Miami”. The series has been shot with Scottie Pippen’s wife, Larsa, and former L.A. Laker/Miami Heat player Glen Rice’s ex-wife, Christy. Other names … [include] art scene socialite Adriana Sidi, Venue Magazine editor Alexia Echeverria, public relations expert Marysol Patton, drag queen of South Beach Elaine Lancaster and charity planner Lea Black, wife of famous defense attorney Roy Black. But since the show was initially shot for another title and format, “Real Housewives of Miami” will feature less catfight between the women that the other franchises have been relying on for some rating. “It’s going to be a tamer, sexier show,” an insider said. When asked whether this convert to “Real Housewives” franchise is true or not, a rep for the show said, “We announced a show in development called Miami Social Club. Beyond that, we have no further information.” The show will be aired in between November and January since filming has been wrapped up for the first season.
HMMM … as interesting as this sounds, I’m not quite sure that I believe it. I seems odd to me that Bravo, who has enjoyed much success with its Real Housewives franchise, would just change the name of a show and make it a Real Housewives series. I think if they truly wanted to do a Miami Housewives series, they would do it right from the beginning. That being said, these sorts of reality TV shows all tend to get made with the same formula so maybe the name-change was no big deal. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see if we will need to add The Real Housewives of Miami to our DVR recording schedules or not. What do y’all think … would you like to see the Housewives franchise invade Miami?
Last week we got to see some very cool, very interesting new photos of Chris Evans on the UK set of his new film Captain America: The First Avenger and today we get to check out another new photo from the set. Apparently, filming production has moved to Liverpool, England … and it now involves the use of a very cool-looking submarine ship:
he First Avenger: Captain America, directed by Joe Johnston, is due for release in the UK in July 2011. Captain America was first thought up to help encourage patriotic feeling during World War II. The big-budget film will tell the origin of Captain America, one of Marvel’s most iconic superhero comic book characters. The story will follow a young soldier called Steve Rogers, who volunteers to undergo a series of experiments and becomes Captain America. Since it was first released, Marvel has sold more than 200 million copies of Captain America magazine in 75 countries.
I love how technology and vehicles used in comic book movies set in the past have a future-retro look. This submarine is clearly meant to look “old” but it looks somehow futuristic. The same can be said about how Gotham City looks in the Batman films. The Art Deco meets the Future look seems to be a very cool signature of big screen adaptations of comic books. This toy looks very cool, I can’t wait to see it in action.