Once upon a time, in the long-past golden era of Hollywood (the late ’90s) there was a group of famous friends called the pussy posse. Mostly actors who’d grown up auditioning together, the group consisted of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Lukas Haas and Kevin Connelly as well as magician David Blaine and screenwriter/director Harmony Korine. The young friends spent much of their time chasing women, which is how they got their tasteful nickname.
It’s hard to know what exactly broke up the pussy posse and since then they’ve mostly gone their separate ways; the passage of time has a way of changing us. As they aged, they grew up — except for DiCaprio who still remains dedicated to dating all the models.
On “The Late Show” last night, Tobey Maguire told David Letterman what it was like working with his old friend Leo on a little-heard-of indie flick called “The Great Gatsby.” Read more on Celebuzz…
I will never forgive the Movie Premiere Scheduling Powers That Be for pushing back “The Great Gatsby” until May 2013 instead of the holiday season in 2012. Don’t they know that’s five months from now?!?! They dropped one trailer last May — yes, a full year in advance — and just dropped another teasing “Gatsby” trailer yesterday, absolutely oozing with sex, colors, jewels, and Baz Luhrmann fabulosity. Sigh.
You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]
I sort of love the idea of richie rich celebrities gathering in swank hotel rooms for illegal high-stakes poker games with an $100,000 minimum buy-in. Apparently, this is what Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and other assorted Hollywood high-rollers have been up to. I imagine there were lots of cigars at these games, not to mention tomfoolery that would make a gossip columnist drool all over themselves.
So how did we find out about these underground poker games? Because Maguire, along with Nick Cassavettes (the director of “The Notebook”) and Gabe Kaplan (the star of “Welcome Back Kotter,” who I’m guessing is like the crazy older uncle of the group) just got sued over them. Keep reading »
We never thought of Tobey Maguire as much of a style icon, but apparently Miuccia Prada saw something high fashion behind his nerdy exterior. She’s tapped him to be the face of her Fall/Winter 2011 menswear line, shot by David Sims. I’m still not sure it’s working for me. He looks a little out of his element. What do you think? Keep reading »
“Brothers” is the upcoming Natalie Portman-Jake-Gyllenhaal-Tobey Maguire movie about the Iraq war. Sam (Tobey) goes off to fight, leaving Grace (Natalie) and two kids at home, and he dies. Grace and the kids are heartbroken, and Tommy (Jake) steps in to help out (and, apparently, sleep with his dead brother’s wife). But wait! Sam isn’t dead! He comes back home, and things start going back to normal, but then he loses it when he finds out about Grace and Tommy! And his daughter tells him at the dinner table that Mommy would rather sleep with Uncle Tommy than him! And Sam goes apeshit! Looks like a much more intense, much less sappy version of “Pearl Harbor,” with its Ben Affleck-Josh Hartnett-Kate Beckinsdale love triangle, no? Keep reading »