Happy Memorial Day! Behold, the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly. It is basically everything I want on this holiday—the beach and Jason Bateman. EW has dubbed Jason the official “Boy of Summer 2011″ since he has two movies coming out in rapid succession—”Horrible Bosses” and “The Change-Up,” co-starring Ryan Gosling. Personally, I love that Jason agreed to get buried in the sand for this shoot. But man do I wish EW had used their alternate cover, in the inset, as the main one. So cute. Plus, it makes me want a sandcastle hat. [EW] Keep reading »
“When I wrote ‘Hold On,’ I was 19 years old and was really at a crossroads in my life … I knew that if I didn’t make some really significant changes in my life, I’d end up being another Hollywood statistic. So those words – ‘hold on for one more day’ – were literally what kept me going because if I had to look at everything at once, I don’t think I would have been able to do it. But if I said, ‘just for today, I’m going to see my therapist. Just for today I’m going to not smoke a cigarette. Just for today I’m not going to hang out with that crowd,’ then I was able to handle it. I never imagined writing down words that were meant to help me, would help so many people along the way and become this iconic song.”
—Chyna Phillips on her 1990 hit “Hold On,” which is having a serious comeback thanks to the pivotal role it plays in “Bridesmaids.” Just in case you’re wondering, I have the tune on my iPod and I still find it inspirational, even if it is a tad bit cheesy. Sometimes you just need to be reminded to take it one day at a time. [ONTD] Keep reading »
The new clips released today from the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” prove two things: The movie will have some amazing action sequences … and we’ll be seeing a whole lot of January Jones’ killer body.
20th Century Fox is seriously amping up their promotion for the mutant movie — and released a whole bunch of clips and behind-the-scenes video showing January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast in action.
In the first clip, we see Sebastian Shaw (Bacon) and his Hellfire Club minions Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Riptide (Alex Gonzalez) attack the hideout of the other mutants in an attempt to bring them to the dark side. Read more… Keep reading »
“There’s a little bit of Joe Pesci in ‘Goodfellas,’ a little bit of Heath Ledger’s Joker in ‘The Dark Knight,’ and everything else is just kind of in my head. Mr. Chow’s voice is a little Vietnamese [like his in-laws], a little Korean, and a lot of mayhem … My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and I’m happy to say she’s cancer-free. She was going through chemotherapy when I was offered the job for ‘The Hangover’ and I almost turned it down. Tran, my wife, insisted that I do it … I think the reason I played Chow so aggressively and over-the-top in the first movie was, for me, a catharsis. If I had not done that, I would have had a nervous breakdown in real life. Even if ‘The Hangover’ wasn’t a success, it’s the best project I’ve ever been a part of because it got me through the worst period of my life. It saved me.”
—Ken Jeong, who happened to be a full-fledged doctor before getting bit by the acting bug, talks about his iconic role in “The Hangover,” Mr. Chow, and how his wife’s battle with breast cancer inspired his performance. Jeong also shares that, for “The Hangover 2,” which opens this weekend, Tran traveled with him to Thailand. “I was just so happy that Tran was there … I felt like an Asian Rick James.” Amazing. Love him. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
The words ‘Lindsay Lohan‘ and ‘art film’ may go together like ‘Anna Nicole Smith’ and ‘Buckingham Palace,’ but try to scrub “I Know Who Killed Me” from your brain for a minute if you can. The house arrest hellion is the star of an two-minute-long art film called “Lindsay Lohan” by Richard Phillips, to be screened eventually by the Gagosian Gallery in L.A. In the meantime, you can watch it online and, uh, enjoy the references to Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona” and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt,” apparently. All I was reminded of, though, was how Lohan is truly quite beautiful. [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »
Jason Sudeikis—aka the “Saturday Night Live” star and maybe father of January Jones’ unborn baby—is hosting the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. To build some hype for the show, he’s done a series of videos where he awkwardly introduces himself to the nominees. In this video, he stands in for Kristen Stewart‘s hair stylist, threatening to give her a bowl cut.
After the jump, see him pop up as Leighton Meester’s dentist. Happy gas abounds. Keep reading »
Are “American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina and this season’s champ Scotty McCreery dating? Rumors are swirling after Thursday’s finale when she planted a wet one on him amidst the falling confetti after his win was announced.
Was she caught up in the moment, or is there more to her affections? The 16-year-old from Rossville, GA, told “Entertainment Tonight,” “He might be my boyfriend … ask him.”
Oh-la-la! Love “might be” in the air! Wait, what? It appears the young lady may be more media savvy than anyone expected! Without officially confirming the relationship, gossips are left to speculate. Scotty, however, played his part too. Read more… Keep reading »
Speaking of hot, self-directed guys, today we get some exciting news from the set of “Mad Men.” After months of tenuous negotiation, the new season is now in production. And apparently, Jon Hamm—aka Don Draper—will be directing the season premiere. “The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” he said. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.” You can do it, Jon! How do we know? Because John Slattery—aka Roger Sterling—did it last season. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Woo hoo! A celebrity has decided to do an homage to an actress of yesteryear, and it is not Marilyn Monroe. In the newest issue of W, photographer Tim Walker snapped Scarlett Johansson done up as Marlene Dietrich, complete with penciled-in eyebrows. Oh, and she dressed up as Buster Keaton and Elvis too. You can see the Buster photos here, though sadly the Elvis ones will never reach our eyes because, as Scarlett says, they “didn’t look appealing.” Keep reading »
It’s TGIF — and a holiday weekend! — so just trust us, you’re going to want to watch this deliciously anthropomorphic kitten video all the way through. [YouTube
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