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 »
I don’t know about you, but I sure am feeling refreshed after having July 4th off. Still, even though it’s a short week, so much is happening in the pop culture universe. Some of the most exciting happenings of this week: the series finale of “Friday Night Lights,” which makes me sad because I honestly could have watched this show for another five years; the release of “Horrible Bosses,” which, in addition to “Bridesmaids,” could make this one of the funniest summers on record; and the sequel to Push landing on bookstore shelves, which lets us know what happens to Precious about 10 years later.
After the jump, this week’s television, movies, and music plus much, much more. Keep reading »
Even if you are not quite talented enough to be their opening act, you are no doubt checking Ticketmaster obsessively to see when tickets for Debbie Gibson and Tiffany‘s “Journey Through The ’80s Tour” go on sale. Really—it’s our wildest ’80s neon and denim dream come true. But you don’t have to wait until the tour to see these two together. Last year, they starred in Syfy’s movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.” Which conveniently was just released on DVD. You need to watch it because the fight scene is epic.
“I felt a bit uncomfortable and awkward. It didn’t come naturally at all. My acting tutor said the hardest thing for me was to get angry. I almost broke down in tears when they tried to get me to be angry. I keep that really bottled up somewhere. I feel unleashing it would be the scariest thing and to let myself be powerful, sexy, all those things—it’s scary for me.”
—Emma Watson talks to Harper’s Bazaar UK about how she felt shooting this spread for their August issue headlined “Good Girl, Gone Bad.” Something about this quote, combined with the image of her posing behind the gate, makes me think she’s about to bust out singing that Smashing Pumpkins’ song, “Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage.” Love the hair, though. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won’t get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of “A Star is Born,” the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin’ make it big while his own career crumbled. Both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have starred in remakes of it before, so I was interested to see who Eastwood would big for the female lead. And woo hoo—it will be Beyoncé. Will Smith was once rumored to for the male lead, but the word on the street now is that Eastwood is going after Leonardo DiCaprio, who he’s currently working with on “J. Edgar.” And that pairing would be kinda awesome. [Deadline]
Speaking of ladies we love belting out songs on screen, Scarlett Johansson has signed on for a musical, too. Keep reading »
It’s not easy being blue. In the new issue Harper’s Bazaar, Smurfette models hot designer accessories, from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton (as seen here). All I have to say is—homegirl looks kinda fly. [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »