Over the weekend, “Horrible Bosses” grossed $28 million at the box office. But according to an interview Brett Ratner did with The Hollywood Reporter, in the six years the movie was in development, it could have had a very, very different cast. Ratner explained that many actors had once been attached to take Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis’ roles—including Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville, and then Ashton Kutcher again. Keep reading »
Artist Julian Schnabel—the dude behind both “Before Night Falls” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”—is one of my favorite directors for making beautiful, tough, touching stories with artistic flare. His newest one, “Miral,” didn’t make a huge splash at the box office, but is very worthy of a viewing and it’s out out on DVD today. In it, Freida Pinto plays Miral, a Palestinian girl who is brought up in an safe house in Jerusalam and, as she ventures outside at age 17, finds herself drawn toward intifada.
People, welcome to mid-July. How did we get here so fast? I have no freaking idea. Luckily, this week is going to be action-packed on the popular culture front. From the midnight release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” to the season premiere of “Breaking Bad,” to James Franco releasing his first album, find this week’s highlights after the jump. Keep reading »
“I was caught [having sex] one time. My mom wasn’t cool about it. I was too young to be in bed with a girl, so she was upset.”
—Justin Timberlake divulges in the new issue of Elle that he once got caught in the act by his mom. This has led many to speculate on when this happened and which girl he was doing the deed with. Was it Britney Spears? Or was it Fergie, who he dated when he was 16? I’m guessing the latter, as he says in the quote he was “too young.” Also, Fergie was 23 at the time. Scandal! [People, NY Post]
After the jump, Justin reveals that he still worries about his mom seeing too much. Keep reading »
Over the past few weeks, Jennifer Aniston has (unwittingly, I think) hogged the “Horrible Bosses” publicity spotlight. Almost all of the coverage of the movie has focused on her—how she may or may not have a topless scene in the movie, how she’s breaking out of America’s Sweetheart mode to play a sex-crazed dentist, how she blew a kiss to Justin Theroux while getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enough with Jennifer. I think it’s high time we took a better look at the three male stars of “Horrible Bosses.” After the jump, who we would shun, shag, and marry.
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“People say Draco is sexier than Harry. Harry is just a nice guy, surrounded by so many strong characters, whereas Draco stands out on his own. And there’s something about the way the Malfoys look. I wouldn’t be worried about playing a bad guy for the rest of my life … Let’s be honest. We weren’t picked for ‘Harry Potter’ for our acting ability — it was because we looked like the characters as they’d been written. We started out as rank amateurs, and we’ll be lucky if we’ve learned something over the past 10 years.”
—Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy of “Harry Potter,” talks to the Daily Mail about the character that made him famous and his hopes now that the mega-popular series is coming to an end. Last week, Emma Watson revealed that Tom was her first crush and now I’m kind of getting why. I like that he tells it like it is. Plus, when the newspaper asked about his final showdown with Daniel Radcliffe in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” he said, ‘‘I wanted them to run together in slow motion and hug.” Hilarious. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It’s been a long time coming for you Harry Potter fanatics — the final film is finally here and Potter is all grown up. At this week’s London premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II,” the final film in the series, the stars (and strange Brits) were out in droves. Emma Watson looked ravishing, as usual, but how did everyone else fare? Check out the best and worst looks after the jump.
“When Chris Evans first took his shirt off on the set of ‘Captain America,’ I just instinctively grabbed his man boob. They kept it in the film. So we did a couple of takes of me being really inappropriate with my hand on his pec for the duration of the scene.”
—Hayley Atwell, Chris Evans‘ co-star in “Captain America” reveals to Esquire all sorts of interesting details, like that her dad is a shaman and that she thought her dog was dying when it got its first period. I particularly like this quote, even though it’s perhaps a misuse of the word “man boob.” I think that’s called “muscle.” [Esquire]
After the jump, Hayley’s explanation of why it’s hilarious she’s now considered a hot girl. Keep reading »
Captain Obvious says: Meryl Streep is amazing. Here she is in the first trailer for “The Iron Lady,” in which she steps into Margaret Thatcher’s very sensible heels. In this clip, her aides try to spruce-up her image by telling her to loose her hat, pearls, and high voice. Her response? “I may be persuaded to hand over the hat. The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable.” Love it. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »
“I always wear a different smell for every character. My sense of smell has such a keen emotional connection for me. It’s funny, but I can’t wear my own normal perfume when I’m playing a character.”
—Liv Tyler talks to the NY Daily News about the unique technique she uses to get into a character’s skin. She says this helped tremendously with her newest role in “The Ledge,” in which she plays a former addict who marries an evangelical guy, and has an affair with the neighbor he is currently trying to save. But wait—what scent goes with that? [NY Daily News]
After the jump, the great advice Steven Tyler gave Liv the first time they met. Keep reading »