MTV wasn’t the only cable network to hold an award show this weekend. On Saturday night, Spike TV threw its annual Guys Choice Awards with heavy hitters like Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Mark Wahlberg in attendance. We, the viewing public, won’t get to see the show until Friday night at 10 p.m. But there is one moment I am really excited about. Apparently, the show boasts a “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” reunion. Even Sean Penn agreed to be part of the festivities, joining director Amy Heckerling and castmates Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, and Forest Whitaker as Robert DeNiro inducted the iconic high school tale into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame.
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Last night, the Cannes Film Festival concluded with the Robert DeNiro-helmed jury handing out the awards for the best movies and acting on display at the festival. And I am sensing a theme: apparently, the jury was all about films that mixed everyday stories with, well, the fate of the universe. The coveted Palme d’Or award—Cannes’ version of Best Picture Oscar—went to “Tree of Life,” the movie which follows a suburban Texas family in the 1950s through two generations (Brad Pitt is the dad, Sean Penn is his son) connecting them to the creation of the world and cosmos. Meanwhile, most people thought Tilda Swinton had the Best Actress award in the bag for “We Need To Talk About Kevin.” But she was upset by Kirsten Dunst, who stars in “Melancholia,” the story of a bride who begins to feel more and more disillusioned while, lightyears away, a planet threatens to collide with Earth. Oddly, both movies prominently feature eclipses in their trailers. Keep reading »
When I saw this image of Sean Penn this morning, I thought, “Oh—this is why Scarlett Johansson is all about him. He loves Robert Smith of The Cure as much as I do.” But alas, that is not the case. This is a still from “This Must Be The Place,” Sean’s newest movie that will be debuting this month at the Cannes Film Festival. The flick tells the story of an aging rock star who heads to America to hunt down the former Nazi who tortured his father during the Holocaust. Still, the Robert Smith resemblance is pretty darn striking. [Huffington Post] 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 »
Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson are making it very hard to believe that they are not dating. In early February, the two were seen hanging out all night at a pre-Oscars party and, supposedly, they left together. Then this week, the two jetted off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a night. This was a day after they were spotted having lunch at a restaurant in Los Angeles, Scarlett’s feet in Sean’s lap as they talked. Keep reading »