This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won’t get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of “A Star is Born,” the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin’ make it big while his own career crumbled. Both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have starred in remakes of it before, so I was interested to see who Eastwood would big for the female lead. And woo hoo—it will be Beyoncé. Will Smith was once rumored to for the male lead, but the word on the street now is that Eastwood is going after Leonardo DiCaprio, who he’s currently working with on “J. Edgar.” And that pairing would be kinda awesome. [Deadline]
Speaking of ladies we love belting out songs on screen, Scarlett Johansson has signed on for a musical, too. 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 »
In a 45-year career that’s been filled with screwball comedies, touching love stories and the occasional serious drama, there’s one thing that’s been a constant in Woody Allen’s filmography: his love for the ladies.
“My heart is in it more when I’m writing for women,” Allen said once in an interview, and he’s certainly given us some of the most memorable female characters in movie history. (Credit must also be given to Allen’s longtime casting director Juliet Taylor.)
Often starring opposite a neurotic schlub (played by Allen until recently), the Allen female character knows how to deliver a joke, exudes sexuality, and amidst adultery, arguments and other relationship problems is almost always clearer on what she wants than her male counterpart. Keep reading »
It looks like Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are making things official. While ScoJo headed to Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner with her brother, Hunter, Sean eventually swooped in and met her at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg party. And—gasp—the two held hands. Like in public, people. Which for celebrities notorious for keeping their personal lives private is the equivalent of taking someone home to meet your mother. What’s next? An arm around the waist? Keep reading »
It’s still hard to believe that Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are dating given their 24-year age difference (for the record: she is 26), but they seem to be going pretty strong. In this photo, they jog together. The two surprises: that they are joined by buddy Owen Wilson. And that Scarlett is totally rocking those ugly finger-toe shoes. Eeek! [PopSugar] Keep reading »