“When we first meet Oz, he’s a carnival showman, a magician. He’s kind of a cad. He’s a bit of a lothario, a seducer … In Oz he’s allowed a second chance.”
—James Franco talks about his character in “Oz: The Great and Powerful” the “Wizard of Oz” prequel that will explain how the wizard got to Oz in the first place. Director Sam Raimi, along with Franco, hosted a first look at the movie at Disney’s D23 fan gathering, even though it just started shooting and isn’t scheduled for release until 2013. Hmm, judging from his description, seems like James might just be the perfect fit for the role. [EW]
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Courtney Stodden, 16, and her husband Doug Hutchison, 51, are thoroughly enjoying their 15 minutes of fame. So, naturally they are trying to extend it. Everyone’s favorite couple with a 35-year age difference revealed on “The Morning Show” in Australia that they would like a television show. “We’ve been seduced by a lot of producers wanting to do a reality TV show and we’re in negotiations right now with a very prominent producer and we’re talking about the possibility of bringing it to network,” Doug said.
His wife interjected, “It’s going to be a show like no other.”
Whatever will it be? After the jump, 8 ideas for the couple—some reality, some drama. Keep reading »
Pop artist Andy Warhol raised a ruckus in the ’60s with his new approach to art and the wild lifestyle he promoted via The Factory, his silver foiled-decorated live/work artist space. But having a cast of thousands coming in and out of your apartment at all hours — including the Velvet Underground, Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan — was bound to piss off the neighbors. In a letter sent by his landlord Alfred Goldstein, Warhol was derided for throwing the very parties that helped skyrocket his scene to the stuff of legend. “We have been advised that you have been giving parties in the fourth floor space occupied by you,” read the letter. “We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours. We have found that your guests have left debris and litter in the public areas which you have never bothered to clean.” Very shortly afterward, Warhol moved to a new space further downtown, leaving the original Factory behind, and further cementing himself as a permanent pop fixture. See, even Warhol couldn’t catch a break. [Letters of Note] Keep reading »
OK Go makes awesome music videos. The only thing that could make one of their epics even better? Muppets! Luckily, the band contributed a song to The Green Album, the new collection of Muppet cover songs. My favorite moment? When the guys hop on their signature treadmills—and Bunsen and Beaker speed them up. Oh, and there’s a special twist ending. Amazing. [AV Club] Keep reading »
“When I did the shoot it was just me and the photographer. I didn’t think about the whole world seeing me naked. Everyone can see my nunny. My gran was cool and said, ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’. But mum and dad weren’t so impressed.”
—Daisy Lowe, i.e. the daughter Gavin Rossdale discovered he had a few years back, talks about how her family reacted to her recent spread (pun intended) in Playboy. A few notes: It shocks me that someone posing nude for the mag wouldn’t process the fact that many, many people would eventually be seeing the images. But that’s not the important part. The real nugget here is that we should all be referring to the vagina as a “nunny.” As in, nuns have them too? Also, sounds like she has a cool grandma. [ONTD]
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Reality Steve is the guy to go to if you want the inside scoop on “The Bachelor.” For eons, he has been giving accurate spoilers for the show, thanks to a reliable set of sources. So even though this story comes to us via Life & Style (who are reporting this week that Jennifer Aniston is preggers with twins, which seems highly suspect), I’m inclined to believe it. Steve says that Ben Flajnik, Ashley Hebert‘s runner-up, has sealed the deal as the next Bachelor. According to him, Ben—who recently was spotted making out with Jennifer Love Hewitt—has been telling friends for weeks that he is the guy 20 women will be competing for. Steve also says that Ben has taken off of work, and was seen shooting footage for the show in San Francisco on Monday.
So what do we think of Ben as the new Bachelor? Keep reading »