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9 Celebrities Who Are Putting Stunt Doubles Out Of Business

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It’s a tale of two action movies. The first: “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” While filming recently, Tom Cruise repelled down the tallest skyscraper in Dubai, making his way from the 113 to the 112th floor. That’s him in the photo on the right, dangling about 2,000 feet off the ground. “I want to entertain the audience and part of making these movies is doing my own stunts,” Tom said. “I love having the camera right there in front of me, where you can see me holding a shot all the way through.” [Daily Record]

Now let’s contrast this with Shia LaBeouf, who filmed a scene in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” on Monday. To capture a similar scene, Shia slid down a slide made to look like the windows of a skyscraper. [NY Daily News]

The honest truth is that most celebs don’t do their own stunts because (a) they’re wimps (b) they’re sane or (b) it costs so much to insure them that it’s out of the question for most productions. But in Tom’s honor, here’s a look at other celebrities who aren’t scared of hurting their million-dollar bods.

Remote Control: “Burn Notice” Is Back, Plus The Other Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

Whoo, it’s summer! What better time to curl up in the A.C. and catch some boob tube. While “Weeds” isn’t back until next week (boo!) and “Mad Men” ain’t comin’ round ‘til August (double boo!), we’re going to have to make do with reality shows and beefcake cheese. Luckily, there’s much of both to go around. This week, hot guys get chased by fireballs, chase whales, and heal people. Oh and some celebs are stuck in the jungle again. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Brothers Bloom,” “Up,” “Drag Me To Hell,” And “What Goes Up”

It’s officially summer. And in addition to wearing white, that means Big. Movies. Every. Weekend. This week, “The Brothers Bloom” brothers run one last kooky con, a crank goes up in the air, a mortgage broker goes to hell, and teenagers try to survive the ’80s in “What Goes Up.” So which should be your first multiplex stop? Read on to find out. Keep reading »

Whose Home? Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?

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“For sale: 4 BR, 4 bath house in fancy Chicago neighborhood. Two separate buildings, steel and glass, sticking out over a ravine. 1986 red Ferrari may or may not be in garage.” Sound familiar? Yep, it’s Cameron Frye’s pad from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Ever since I saw that movie when I was, like, eight years old, that house has been my dream crib. And, lucky me, it’s now for sale for a cool $2.3 million. How will I scrape up the cash? [Chicago Sun Times]

Here are some other movie homes I would give an arm to live in.

Are You Game For Board Game Movies Or Just Bored?

Back in the third grade, my best friend Jess and I were obsessed with the movie “Clue.” We watched the video every day after school and knew all three endings backwards and forwards, mostly because we were obsessed with Tim Curry and Michael McKean. Turns out that Jess and I weren’t the only fanatics—the movie is being remade by none other than Gore Verbinski, the CGI genius who turned a corny theme park attraction into the megazillion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Will Colonel Mustard, with a pipe, in the billiard room, be our new Jack Sparrow? Yes please!

We love our “Clue,” but the game is pretty unique: it’s already plot-oriented, it has glam characters (Miss Scarlett! Mr. Plum!), and a creepy mansion setting. But we’re a little dubious about these other board games that are being turned into movies. Seriously—flicks based on Monopoly, Candy Land, Battleship, and Ouija? Keep reading »

Trailer Park: Terminator Salvation, The Girlfriend Experience, And Night At The Museum

It’s Friday, and the weather reports are predicting rain, rain, rain all through Memorial Day weekend. Very sad, but this news does automatically increase your chances of heading to a movie theater sometime over the next three days. So what should you see? After the jump, John Connor becomes a sexy bitch in the form of Christian Bale in “Terminator Salvation,” Steven Soderbergh pops a porn star’s mainstream movie cherry in “The Girlfriend Experience,” and Ben Stiller is lost in a museum. Again. Keep reading »

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: Who Should Get The Empty Supreme Court Seat?

Supreme Court Justice David Souter is a wackadoodle. He’s eaten the same lunch everyday for 19 years—yogurt and an apple. He refuses to get a computer. And even though he was appointed by Republican George Bush, he usually sides with the liberally-minded folks on the bench. Now that Souter is retiring, we hope Obama will fill the seat with someone equally as interesting.

Rumor has it that Obama wants a woman for the job — which warms our hearts and our wombs, since there’s only one woman left on the court, and her health isn’t so great. At the top of Obama’s short list: solicitor general Elena Kagan, judge Sonia Sotomayer, and Jennifer Granholm, governor of Michigan. Each met privately with the President yesterday in Washington, DC. Who should the seat go to? We shun, shag, or marry this girl-power menagerie after the jump. Keep reading »

“Glee”: Five Reasons We Think It’s Gonna Be The Bomb

Tonight, tune yourselves (or your DVRs) in to Fox for some singing amazingness. No, not the “American Idol” almost-finale (dear Lord, give it to Adam already!). It’s a sneak peek at “Glee,” a new musical show that features my two favorite things: bitchy one-liners and musical numbers.

It’s “Freaks and Geeks” meets “High School Musical” and rolled up in a candy-colored case with enough sarcasm to keep the cheese from getting too stinky. If the show is half as good as the trailer, you’ll know where to find me every Wednesday next fall, when the show airs. Here are five reasons why. Keep reading »

Four Facts You Need To Know About Daisy De La Hoya

Yowch. VH1 reality star Daisy de la Hoya was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering a “possible overdose.” Friends called 911 after Daisy started “acting crazy,” and it took more than one strapping EMT to force her into the ambulance. She’s been hospitalized in LA and her weekend appearances have been canceled. [TMZ] — Daisy, we hope you’re okay! For those of you who haven’t memorized every episode of “Rock of Love,” here are the details on the latest lady to get her own dating show. Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Delayed Until August. Wah!

Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really fabulous clothes?

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