“[The studio] took us to these labs and this was the first time in my life that I’ve really been very angry about not going to college, because I went to these labs and I was fascinated! I knew what they were talking about. I was learning about regeneration. We looked at stem cells that they wired to beat like a human heart…
I asked, ‘What do I need to do to intern?’ You need to be a college graduate. And I was like, ‘But I know what you’re talking about! I can learn!’ It made me so upset. It’s like joining the Peace Corps, you have to be a college graduate. It sucks! I can learn, I can learn, I swear. So I really got so interested in biology, that was one of the most exciting parts of this process, learning about medicine and regeneration and stem cells; all of it expanded my mind in so many different ways. Now I’m going to take a biology class.”
– Emma Stone, who stars as brilliant, beautiful girl-next-door Gwen Stacy in the upcoming blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man,” discovered the amazing world of science while prepping for her role, and apparently she might be showing up in a Bio 101 class soon. Yep, just when we thought we couldn’t love this woman more, she starts talking nerdy. Listen to Emma and stay in school, kids! [i09]
Emma Stone is ubiquitous these days — seriously, the girl is everywhere. What with “The Amazing Spider-Man” (remind me again why they’re remaking this movie?), she has two or three big magazine covers in July alone. The people love her, and so does the fashion industry, but I feel like she’s looking more Generic Skinny Blonde Starlet than Emma Stone nowadays. Wah, wah, wah. Regardless, Emma and her Spiderman (and real life beau) Andrew Garfield hit Paris last night for the film’s premiere, with Emma choosing this Gucci gown for the occasion. I like this dress a lot — I would have preferred it without the embellishment around the neck, but it’s fine. What’s really irking me about this look is her hair and makeup. Emma has gorgeous skin, as fair as it gets, and the dark red lips with the pale blonde hair seems jarring against it. I wouldn’t call this vampy; it’s literally vampire. I think this aesthetic would have a better effect in winter, but the whole thing is frankly inappropriate for the season. My love of this dress (and Emma!) goes head-to-head with my distaste for the makeup with it.
Ahhh, Grover. In this video, “Sesame Street” spoofs “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,” the musical that’s left several stars injured and is only ready to open after a whopping seven months of previews and revisions. If only Grover could actually save the musical. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Making fun of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”—the musical version of the classic comic book tale that, at $65 million, is the most expensive production in Broadway history—has become something of a blood sport here in New York. And this week brings the news that the play—which has injured multiple cast members and been almost universally panned by test audiences—is shutting down for several weeks for a major overhaul. Apparently, visionary director Julie Taymor is no longer sitting in the director’s chair. It’s unclear whether she quit in protest or was fired. “Taymor is out. She’s left the building,” a source said. Keep reading »
“Spider-Man is big in our family. The kids think he’s the coolest. If there was one superhero they would want me to play, that would be the one. I’d score big with them. … I’m sneaking in the boys tonight [to the premiere of 'Megamind']. I think they will like it, but they are tough critics. … Hopefully they will think Dad’s really cool and better than Spider-Man.”
—Brad Pitt dishes at the premiere of “Megamind” that he decided to voice a character in the flick because he thought his kids would like it. Ahh, kids. Don’t they realize that Brad trumps Tobey Maguire any day of the week? [People] Keep reading »