“I had to grow the hair down there. But because of years of waxing, as all of us girls know, it doesn’t come back quite the way it used to. They even made me a merkin — a wig — because they were so concerned that I might not be able to grow enough.”
— Kate Winslet to Allure, on the importance of authentic pubic hair for her role in “The Reader” [via AHN]
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Allow me to make three outrageous assumptions, so I don’t have to keep saying “Of course, not all women…” and “That being said, some men…” and so forth. Here goes: 1) Women love romantic movies. 2) Men love action movies. 3) Men love women, and women, for some reason, love men. Keep reading »
According to Variety, peroxided songstress Christina Aguilera will be starring in her own version of “Showgirls”: “Burlesque.” Watch out “Striptease”! Aguilera will play an “ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club that appears to be right out of Bob Fosse’s ‘Cabaret.’” That’s weird. That’s the story of my life. (Call my lawyer!) The script was written by Steve Antin, brother of Robin Antin, who created the Pussycat Dolls, and Jonathan Antin, who does famous people’s hair. Twenty bucks says Aguilera’s character will work at Forty Deuce, home of that LA neo-burlesque to which they are referring. Luckily, like Demi in “Striptease” before her, Aguilera’s got the knockers for this thong, pasties, and feathers role. Let’s just hope she don’t have a “Glitter” on her hands. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
Chick flicks are generally the lamest of movies, but we still watch them, making them huge blockbusters and giving them the longest of lifespans on Netflix. Of course, part of the reason we keep seeing them despite their high cheese factor is because we all want to believe in the possibility of happy endings, but I think a lot of their popularity has to do with women feeling like they are one of the characters. Keep reading »
Adult film star Marilyn Chambers, who became the face of the “porno chic” movement of the ’70s, has died at 57. The star of one of the most famous adult movies in history, “Behind the Green Door,” Marilyn Ann Briggs started out a far cry from the adult industry. Born into a middle-class family and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, her most famous mainstream modeling gig was as a mother holding a baby on the cover of a box of Ivory Snow soap. In 1972, the San Francisco-based Mitchell brothers approached Chambers about starring in “Green Door.” After the movie’s premiere, Proctor & Gamble dumped her from their Ivory Snow campaign and recalled all product and advertising with her image on it. Over the following years, Chambers continued to return to the adult movie industry and confessed to having struggled with alcohol and drug addictions. Yesterday, she was found dead in her Santa Clarita mobile home by her daughter. The cause of death remains unknown. Keep reading »
“See it with someone you ****.” Well, that‘s a movie tagline I haven’t seen before. The movie is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” which takes a peek behind the curtain at the real life of a high-end call girl. The movie’s star? Sasha Grey, a porn star. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Shared taste in books, movies, or music can bring two people together. But they can cause tiffs, too, if you don’t share the same preferences. It used to be the debate over who controls the TV remote control was a big deal in a relationship, but as technology has progressed, so have our entertainment-related arguments. In Sunday’s New York Times, writer Michael Wilson considered the battles that wage in households that share a Netflix account. Wilson spoke to couples whose tastes in movies (and watching habits) didn’t mesh, and arguments ensued over who got the next pick in the Netflix queue.
Most of the fights, however, seem to be about how long the couples keep movies without watching them. Louis Marino had “The English Patient” for six months because his wife didn’t want to watch it. They never did see it before sending it back. Tom Smith has decided to limit the amount of time his girlfriend can keep a movie, because she’s really slow about getting to them. Greg Albrecht’s fiancee returns his DVDs after a week, regardless of whether he’s gotten to watch them. The fact that people are setting limits on how long their significant other keeps a movie goes against the whole point of Netflix — that you can get whatever movie you want and keep it until you’re ready to give it back. But why don’t couples just cancel their accounts or move to a less expensive plan if they’re only going to get to one DVD a month? Keep reading »
Finally. The adult movie every geek on the planet has spent his whole life waiting for: “This Ain’t Star Trek XXX.” As of late, Hustler Video has been on a bit of a roll, scoring with hot topic porn movies like “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin: Adventures of a Hockey MILF” and X-rated remakes of TV classics like “Not the Cosby’s XXX.” Now, they’ve decided to tackle the Star Trek franchise — Hustler’s “biggest production yet,” the press release crows! — with pornteur Axel Braun at the helm and sex on the bridge and in the transporter room. Hot. Can’t wait to see what Spock looks like nekkid. Does Uhura do anal? Is Kirk kinky? Does Bones bone? Ah, never mind. Just watch the not very revealing trailer. Keep reading »
The Julia Roberts-Clive Ownes movie “Duplicity” comes to theaters today, and all anyone seems to be talking about is Roberts’ comeback. Since getting married to cameraman Danny Moder in 2002, Roberts has graced the big screen, but not in a lead role. In “Is Julia Roberts’s Box-Office Reign Over?” Newsweek considers whether the ’90s superstar will be able to keep up with the likes of Judd Apatow and friends at the box office. Time also looks at Roberts’ career and the choices she has made, saying, “If you’re nostalgic for the pretty woman in pink-and-black spandex, too bad. Roberts isn’t shoehorning herself back into a prostitute’s work outfit. She’s too sensible to even try.” E Online crunched numbers on career box-office performances of 10 lead actresses and 10 lead actors who turned 40 in the last decade. Sadly, they discovered that only the films of two actresses — Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston — have grossed above their career averages after 40. For men, the opposite was true; only two of the 10 actors considered grossed less after turning 40 (Keanu Reeves and Will Smith).
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A British watchdog group has deemed the TV commercial for the “Wanted” DVD release too violent because its star Angelina Jolie is pictured brandishing pistols and a shotgun. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says the commercial “could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns.” Universal Pictures, which released the film, denies any inappropriateness or contentious material and stresses that the commercial was broadcast at a suitable time for its content. Universal also asserts that “some people did not like to see a woman in a strong lead role,” so violence isn’t the real issue. Action films by nature are violent and glamorize the use of weapons, so this group should just get a grip. By the way, I was rather entertained by Angelina’s gun-wielding girl-power as she curved bullets around objects and people when I saw “Wanted” last year — I just wish this little bit of escapism hadn’t cost me $12. After the jump, watch the movie’s trailer and judge for yourself whether it’s too violent for TV. Keep reading »