When I was a kid, the plot of a small town outlawing dancing didn’t seem at all ridiculous. Now, somehow it does. So I’m not sure what to think of the remake of “Footloose,” the tale of the new kid in town who swivels his hips into the life of the preacher’s daughter. I’m digging watching Julianne Hough try her hand at acting. But, Kenny Wormald? Well, he’s no Kevin Bacon. What do you think? [WSJ] Keep reading »
“The subject of sexuality is definitely fascinating to me. I think also men like to write these characters in scripts. So if a man can write the part of a lesbian prostitute who’s into porno, they’re writing it in! Like, I want to do a movie about the survivors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and how they were empowered through their tragedy.”
—Heather Graham explains to PopEater why she always ends up playing strippers, porn stars, and hookers when she’d actually like to play meatier roles. Speaking of strippers, Heather also tells the site that she was disappointed Stu doesn’t end up with Jade in “The Hangover 2.” I second that emotion. [PopEater] Keep reading »
This photo marks the first time that I have actively lusted after Tom Cruise since he hung from those cords in “Mission: Impossible.” Over the weekend, Tom tweeted this image of himself from the set of “Rock of Ages,” where he is playing Stacee Jaxx, an aging rock star lothario with long hair, a super ripped chest, and oodles of tattoos. Apparently, we can look forward to Tom’s rendition of “Wanted Dead or Alive” in the movie. “He can sing!” director Adam Shankman elaborates. “It’s a miracle.” Indeed. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
“Up until I was like, 18, I looked like a Vietnamese girl. I remember, it took me a while to learn that you could actually talk to girls. I remember during elementary school, I used to accidentally fall on them during volleyball practice. And just a few years later, that’s illegal. That’s straight up inappropriate.”
—Ryan Reynolds appeared on “Conan” last week to hype “The Green Lantern” and shared that as a teenager, he was seriously awkward and in no way attractive to the ladyfolk. Sorry, but we’re not buying it, Ryan. We saw you on MTV’s “Fifteen” and know you were still adorable back in the day. [Huffington Post]
Ahhh, but this isn’t the first time Ryan has disparaged his teenage self. Keep reading »
Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So from now on, every Monday, I’ll be bringing you a cheat sheet of what’s coming down the pipeline this week so you shall never feel lost again.
After the jump, the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more. Keep reading »
My favorite parts of “Bridesmaids“—well, besides the Wilson Phillips reunion—were Jon Hamm as Kristen Wiig‘s jerky and totally self-absorbed hook-up buddy and Melissa McCarthy as her twisted, tell-it-like-it-is fellow bridesmaid. So I am pretty excited that these two actors will be reuniting—under the direction of “Bridesmaids”‘ Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, no less—for a new comedy. In the flick, Jon and Melissa apparently become “unconventional lovers.” The plot description doesn’t tell us much, but I assume the unconventional part is that Jon Hamm is an all-out hot hot hottie while Melissa McCarthy, who stars in the show “Mike & Molly,” is adorable but heavy.
As we all know, Hollywood isn’t about overweight. It also doesn’t like ugly or, gasp, average. When it comes to romance on screen, it usually only happens between exceptionally good looking people with traditionally great bodies. Keep reading »
“I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. ‘The Sound of Music’ looked like a form of release. I watched [Maria] twirl around those mountains, and she was just so free … I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
—Christina Aguilera talks to W Magazine about the rollercoaster ride of the past year (a divorce, a new boyfriend, “Burlesque,” “The Voice”) and also gives us a peek into what made her want to sing in the first place. Somehow, I can just see little Christina belting out, “The hilllllllllls are aliiiiiive…” [W Magazine]
After the jump, Christina on how she came to laugh about the infamous Super Bowl flub. Keep reading »
This is a photo of Juzcar, a town in Spain that has been chosen for the world premiere of “The Smurfs 3D.” Why? Because the town opted to paint all of its buildings blue and erect oodles of Smurfy statues in public squares. Oh, and the local kids have taken to wearing smurf hats? Here’s guessing this will now become a tourist destination. [USA Today]
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We shared with you a while back that James Franco and Robert Pattinson were in a battle to play Jeff Buckley, who rose to fame covering songs like “Hallelujah” before drowning at age 30 in the ’90s. We assumed James Franco would prevail, since he looks so Buckley-esque and also has an Oscar nomination to his name. But rumor has it that a dark horse third contender has entered and won the race—Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl,” aka Blake Lively‘s ex. This allegedly has Robert Pattinson upset. “Rob hasn’t heard ‘no’ a lot lately, so he’s really bummed. He was passionate about this project,” a source told HollywoodLife.com.
Penn looks enough like Buckley, and is a pretty good actor. But can he sing? Keep reading »