“Yes, we have been talking about a sequel, prequel, something or other. The prequel would be the same summer so they would be 20 years old for the part yeah, but not younger. So it would be 40-year-olds playing 16-year-olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”
—The hilarious David Wain shares the only sequel news that could be more exciting than “Arrested Development: The Movie”—the fact that he and Michael Showalter are working on a script for a sequel to “Wet Hot American Summer.” Do it, guys. DO IT. We need to see Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, etc. relive their camp days once again. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Just three weeks until “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” arrives in theaters. To tide you over, here are some Harry Potter cupcakes. Ron Weasley and Voldemort look especially delicious, no? Wouldn’t it be funny if one of these were a horcrux? Keep reading »
It’s still funny to me that Emma Stone could have been cheerleader Claire Bennet on “Heroes.” The part just wouldn’t have shown off her comedic chops. In fact, I think losing that part was the best thing that ever happened to her. Instead, Emma went the “Superbad” to “House Bunny” to “Easy A” route and is now poised to be one of the biggest stars of our generation. Sealing the deal? An offer has just been extended to her to play Elizabeth Bennet in the highly anticipated classic/zombie mash-up, “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies,” based on the best-selling book. Most predicted that the role would go either to heavy-hitters Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. But we think Emma will be just perfect.
After the jump, more high-profile movies we will soon be seeing Emma in. Keep reading »
One of the more cuckoo claims of anti-abortion extremists is that abortion is all about “black genocide.” You know, Americans want abortion legal mostly so we can cut down on the black population or something. That is the flawless logic behind these, these and these billboards targeted at black people in urban hubs like New York City and Atlanta. The latest WTF-ery is a new movie called “Gates Of Hell” about … wait for it … black men who hunt down abortion providers as “payback” for the “genocide.” Keep reading »
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 »